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Trump Hits a Bump

W as it Donald Trump or the wolverine that lives on top of his head who made the dumb crack over the weekend about Senator John McCain not being a war hero? After all, that ambiguous patch of ginger-colored fur has taken on a life of its own. If I were Trump, I’d simply disown the remark and say that the hair-thing blurted it out, ventriloquist-style, because he (Donald) forgot to feed it that morning.

I just want to go on record to say that if John McCain is not a war hero — what with getting shot down in the Vietnam jungle and spending 5.5 years being thrashed daily by his captors — than Donald Trump is not an asshole, or a pendejo, as the landscaping crew might put it (perhaps even a maricón).

One thing the Trump campaign is proving — to the flustered consternation of the moiling herd of other candidates — is what intellectual chickenshits all mainstream American politicians are. I know it is hard to see through the prevailing rainbow fog of diversity propaganda, but the USA really does have an immigration problem. My peeps in the old Democrat fold are the worst, of course, because they are not even capable of stating the plain truth that an illegal immigrant is something more than just “undocumented,” as if some bureaucratic error were made in God’s intake stack. And the issue of legal immigration policy is simply unmentionable, of course, because being “a nation of immigrants” means never having to say enough is enough.

It’s obvious that much of the developed world is now sore beset by past immigration policy choices and by the current inrush of desperate souls fleeing the evermore general breakdown of societies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). European pols are at least willing to have the debate, unappetizing as it might be. This dreaded political dance is now occurring against the background of a probable financial breakdown across Europe. When the utopian project of the European Union fails, as seems likely now due to the sovereign debt fiasco, I suspect that we will see a renewed effort to defend national cultures — French, German, and all the rest — in a manner that has a great potential for turning ugly. Financial failure means the death of the current banking system and the disappearance of massive notional wealth, and if that isn’t a recipe for extreme nationalism (plus xenophobia) than we are truly blind to the lessons of history.

And then, of course, there is the problem of Jihad. It’s for real, and it’s on the move all over MENA, and quite a few of its faithful agents are in place across Europe to make a whole heap of trouble in the event that the Euroland project falls on its face. This is perhaps beyond the question of merely preserving national identities. I think we will live to see an era of mass expulsions, fair or not.

It is not so easy to explain why America has its head so far up its ass on the issues of immigration, but maybe it is enough to say that sixty-plus years of TV advertising have set us up to be suckers for every sort of paid shill selling a sentimental sob story for one interest or another. This seems to be true most particularly of the educated class that labors in the trenches of advertising and public relations (i.e. propaganda). They have come to believe their own bullshit absolutely. Apparently, these true-blue believers are more hostage to the narratives they are paid to spin than the ragtag followers of Trump. (We’re a nation of immigrants….)

Were I a pol, I would propose a “time-out” from immigration of all kinds. The USA did it before, in the 1920s, after a half-century of prodigious immigration when new states needed to be settled, and new industries needed to be manned, and new cities needed to be built. We are not in the same circumstances anymore. The empty places have been filled (and then some). The factories were banished to China and elsewhere. Some of America’s farming regions aren’t working out so well a hundred years later — Nebraska has been depopulating and God knows what the fate will be of California’s Central Valley as the epochal drought creeps forward. The Chinese may be building super-duper mega-cities, but every fact of coming resource scarcity suggests to me that they are making the wrong bet on that disposition of things. It ain’ happening here, anyway. Our cities (with a few exceptions) face contraction.

Unfortunately, Trump’s antics will make it only more difficult to hold a sane debate about taking that time-out from immigration. So, one alternative is an insane debate about it, one based on sheer grievance and gall rather than the responsibilities of governance. I’ve proposed for many years that we are all set up to welcome a red-white-and-blue, corn-pone Nazi political savior type. I don’t think Donald Trump is it. But he will be a stalking horse for a far more skillful demagogue when the time comes. There’s a fair chance that the wheels will come off the banking and monetary system well before the 2016 election. Who knows who or what will come out of the woodwork before then.

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  1. dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    I stopped reading The New York Times when I read their reporting of events I was involved in. Not even close! All pre-written (or, at least. pre-conceived).

    • routersurfer July 20, 2015 at 9:56 am #

      Now that’s good time management dannyboy 🙂

      • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

        Your comment is even more insightful than it would seem. I am at a point where I no longer care to follow the vicissitudes of The Moment.

        If there is Something That I Need to Know, I will hear it, without the distortion, from someone I trust. It took me this long to figure out that if someone wants to tell you something, suspect their motives.

        Now, I find out What’s Important from friends and family, with the added benefit of knowing that they care about what they are saying.

        Kunstler is about the last of my ‘sources’. His commentary usually rings true (especially the social commentary).

        I wish other bloggers would restrict themselves to essays. More readable, less redundant.


      • abbybwood July 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

        Note: Typo: “They have come TO believe”.

        • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

          correction accepted.

          thank you

    • DrTomSchmidt July 20, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      I stopped buying it when they editorialized in the picture about Elian Gonzalez. I thought the kid should go back to his father in Cuba, but there’s NO WAY you run that story with the pic of the smiling kid instead of the well-armed police and terrified child. All news is propaganda, but I like SKILLFUL propaganda, not a hack job.

    • malthuss July 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

      Jim, I found tis on Drudge and want to share,…

  2. routersurfer July 20, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Grand Slam, Jim. One of the best in years. Time to lock down the gates of entry,rebuild the rail & waterways. The storm is here. The die off in this country will be sooner rather than later. China low-balling Gold is a hoot. Off to buy some silver.

    • Neon Vincent July 20, 2015 at 10:23 am #

      As I mentioned last week, I’m lecturing about on human population. My students were a little less freaked out by the Black Death origin story for “Ring Around The Rosie” than usual, but other things caught their attention. One of my students asked “are we [the U.S.] ever going to do what China does and restrict people to one child each?” I told her no, we don’t do that here in the U.S. Our reaction to population issues is to go after immigrants first. Your comment and our host’s post attest to that. I also told her that many of the same people who go after illegal immigrants are also against birth control and abortion and to think about what that means in terms of population and who gets to be an American. Besides, if any U.S. government tried restricting births, they’d suffer the same fate as Indira Gandhi’s government in the 1970s–get tossed out in the next election.

      The irony of all this is that population growth in the U.S. is at record low levels. Looks like Americans are responding to feedback from the environment as we reach carrying capacity. Here’s to hoping that we don’t overshoot, if we haven’t already, and that carrying capacity doesn’t start falling below our current population.

      • Neon Vincent July 20, 2015 at 10:42 am #

        Our host pointed out that his “peeps in the old Democrat fold are the worst” when it comes to immigration. That’s because they’re beholden to their interest groups and ideology.

        The Democratic Party won’t support strong restrictions on immigration; they’re having enough trouble on illegal immigration. Restrictions on immigration would be considered an expression of racism, and the Democrats include racial and ethnic minorities in their coalition, some of whom would be most displeased by an anti-immigrant stance.

        Turning the Democrats (and Greens, for that matter) around on immigration will take disentangling immigration and race and getting the racial and ethnic minorities in the Democratic coalition on board with restricting immigration as a matter of economic survival. Until that happens, no dice. Besides, as long as Trump is making his anti-Mexican comments and getting fired by his business partners as a result, it pays Democrats to maintain their current stance on immigration, just as it’s paying dividends to Trump in the Republican primary at the expense of his party.

        • malthuss July 20, 2015 at 10:49 am #

          Turning the Democrats (and Greens, for that matter)
          Both are frauds and hypocrites.

          • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

            oh, oh

        • beantownbill. July 20, 2015 at 11:08 am #

          I wonder what it would be like to not have any political parties. I always am aware of George Washington’s comment, “beware of political parties”.

          • swmnguy July 20, 2015 at 11:15 am #

            I’d rather have actual ideological political parties than what we have now. The fact that Democrats and Republicans have reversed polarity over the past 60 years shows there’s no anchor to the parties; whatever they think can cadge the most votes is what they’re in favor of in public; in private, they both cater to deep-pocketed elites. I’d prefer to have a choice between ideological Fascists, Communists, Socialists, Racists, Plutocrats, Feudalists, and what-have you.

        • abbybwood July 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

          Especially if those “strong restrictions” translated into the U.S. only welcoming the “smartest” immigrants to help with the tech, medical industries etc.

          Some hold that the U.S. “brain drain” from other countries ends up holding the home countries down when they continue to lose their “best and brightest”.

          • malthuss July 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

            Yes and No.
            I oppose all immigration into USA.

            Some have noted that there are billions in poverty and a small fraction of them MIGHT be the next [fill in – Edison, Mother Theresa, Jobs, Tesla] BUT with out infrastructure they never will be.

            If they move to a developed nation and are given a chance – via capitalism- they might help those still in their native land.

          • July 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

            other than “brain drain” from Mexico

          • Neon Vincent July 27, 2015 at 10:32 am #

            “Especially if those “strong restrictions” translated into the U.S. only welcoming the “smartest” immigrants to help with the tech, medical industries etc.”

            Not necessarily. Those criteria would favor Asian immigrants–what, you think the quota would be filled by Europeans and Canadians? India and China produce the most applicants for immigration. Asian Americans now vote heavily Democratic, switching from being a Republican constituency 20 years ago, as Menzie Chinn has pointed out. It doesn’t help the Republican Party that Republicans have run explicitly anti-Asian ads, which has alienated Asian-Americans even more.

        • “Restrictions on immigration would be considered an expression of racism”

          What else is considered an expression of racism? The confederate flag.

          What connects these two disparate things- one, a historical flag, and the other, a national policy?

          Nothing but sentiment.

          In reality, we should connect immigration with its overwhelming purpose- the proposition of industrial agriculture in the so-called sun belt states.

          Then, connect that with the meals on wheels project of the national logistics chain supplying everyone with far-flung out of season produce.

          And perhaps connect it with the confluence of industry and government that has created the behemoth Farm bills, the crop insurance racket, the soil mining and fossil water depleting anti-husbandry of modern agriculture, the abominably wasteful corn ethanol subsidy, the implicit subsidy of American commodity crop producers, processors, distributors, retailers, and end consumers, the global price-controls racket of the futures market- the death of the family farm, local food sheds, and on and ON and ON….

          But no, its must easier to say or perceive that restrictions on immigration is an expression of racism, and not as a direct subsidy to corporate America or its daily plastic-wrapped food plate, or for the shareholding community deriving dividends from the ecological overpopulation of North America and the rest of the planet.

          I understand why restrictions on immigration are unpopular. It goes against the status quo: Republican, Democrat, Catholic, City Hall, chambers of commerce, every elected official, economic think tank

          But for the media and everyone else including the college educated: a sensationally picturesque, relatively tiny minority of people who object to immigration on the basis of “race” or nationality are the standard bearers of the “expression”.

          Consider Impact=PxAxT . Not only do you take 1 Mexican, with roughly 1/10th the affluence (A) and technology (T).

          By turning him into an American, you’ve increased the impact of the A and T variables by an order of magnitude. 30 million Mexicans becoming American might as well swell the impact on the environment as if you added 270 million additional Mexicans, or about 1.5 times the entire population of Mexico.

          The inexorable disintegration of the environment, like the perversity of the modern “food system” is beyond the perceptual horizons of nearly all people. We must begin to believe in what we cannot perceive but scientific instruments reveal: that we are KILLING the planet’s ability to provide for and sustain us.

      • wayfarer July 20, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

        Neon Vincent, good post. Immigration, legal or illegal can not be stopped. Slowed or sped up but never stopped.

        The thing many miss is that the poor from Mexico or anywhere who have the balls to illegally immigrate are a cut above and we need genetics like that and can afford it with our low total population growth rate.

        • But you’re wrong. We can and should stop immigration. Assuming only the democrats being relevant, it only involves winning the argument against the ecology-deniers espousing antiquated immigration policy. It shouldn’t be difficult winning the argument against a platform that proposes that 19th or 20th century policy should be applied in perpetuity without respect to any other factor.

          No one on the planet can afford adding 2.2 million Americans on top of the pile.

          As for genetics- Genetics isn’t some vague buzzwords, its a scientific discipline. The science is clear: the “genetics” that are coming here with immigrants is completely redundant; those genetics are already here. Our gene pool is 300,000,000+ deep and that is and was more than enough diversity necessary for survival and replication many times over. We are all, sorry to say it, redundant.

          • Yuri Sowryteski July 21, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

            Don’t be sorry.

      • George July 21, 2015 at 9:53 am #

        Since he’s leading in the polls, Donald Trump’s antics have served to reveal the character of about one in four of those of us who hail from the right.

    • toktomi July 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

      Oh, my darling silver. If I had the money and a belief that there was time left to reap the profits… but alas, I have neither.

      First and foremost, however, calories, eh? The Universe is about energy.

      I used to think that at least the shiny stuff would be good for bullets. Looked up the melting temps – not gonna be investing that much energy in the back yard anytime soon.

      On another subject – in my estimation, just a bit more interesting and potentially critical than Jenners and Trumps – I’ld love to hear comments on what appears to me to be an increase in the internet chatter about some possible September tribulation. I’m looking for dots to connect, patterns, and dates in the news and in the chatter. It’s close, real close, and the stench is upon us.


      • barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

        Sheesh Toktomi. Chill. Thank the stars, dying’s easier than being born. Like going through a doorway. I’ve done it a few times.

  3. dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    The Donald claims that he saved his life by NOT going to Viet Nam. I can report that he has ruined many lives by staying here in NYC.

  4. PostPeakRancher July 20, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Jim, we certainly could have a time out from legal immigration. Most legal immigration is educated people who are willing to work in very skilled jobs (science, pharma, etc) at a significant discount compared to US citizens educated in the US higher ed racket. These foreigners aren’t saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in debt so can work for a lot less. And they are willing to work for less to get a foot in the door of America.

    All that said, changing some laws isn’t going to do squat to stop the flow of illegal immigration across the southern border. Also, good luck “securing” that huge border. The illegal immigration from Latin America is not so much a problem but more of a symptom of many larger problems. The US war on drugs, free trade pacts, US foreign policy resulting in coups in the region etc. Our own actions for the most part have destroyed those countries and the people are fleeing the carnage and destruction to seek a better life. Not much you can do to fix that…we can’t even afford to fix our own country. How are we going to fix the damage we’ve caused to theirs? We can’t. Besides, all the Mexicans coming across the country and settling down in the American Southwest are just re-claiming the northern half of their country that the USA jacked from them during the Mexican-American war.

    And like you so clearly point out, we can’t talk about those sorts of issues in this country.

    • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Maybe a time out?

      I ordered Kunstler’s World Built By Hand hoping that he describes the next phase being quieting down. Maybe after some restful break, we can get back on a more productive path. Act more human, perhaps?

      • elysianfield July 20, 2015 at 11:29 am #


        “Act more human, perhaps?”

        The 20th century is rife with examples of people “acting human” under stress. Humanity’s struggle for existence is long on violence and short on empathy. There are always a few winners, and many on the short end of the stick…and those losers are usually unhappy and resentful. I don’t expect you rub elbows with them in your admittedly “upscale neighborhood”…hence your “Pollyannaish”, naïve liberalism. Your education, informal and unaccredited, awaits during the “next phase”. You have my sympathy.

        • wardoc July 20, 2015 at 11:41 am #

          Any poor wuss who can’t shoot, defend themselves and family, raise food, treat wounds, hunt and find water will learn a big lesson in the next 1-3 years. It might be called evolutionary biology of de-selected economic niches and their denizens. The meek are always de-selected, educated or not, currently wealthy or not. It will at least be interesting to watch from the bunkers.

          Veteran of two recent wars involving de-selection of the weak.

          • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

            hope you two enjoy you special moments in your bunker together.

          • toktomi July 20, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

            wardoc, as one of the most long-time afflicted doomers/preppers I have crossed paths with many fellow preppers. My amazement grows exponentially at the swashbuckler types that believe wholeheartedly and arrogantly in their buckets of bullets and barrels of butter, at the self-righteous, fanatical belief in their own salvation.

            May I offer that you as all of us 7.+ billion souls [save for a privileged few] do not have clue. I would offer that you’ll never see it coming and won’t understand it for what it really is until…

            Come a day to thee
            Two words
            Will ring
            And ring.
            Get them out of my head
            He screams.
            TOO LATE
            TOO LATE

    • russ July 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm #

      “…The illegal immigration from Latin America is not so much a problem but more of a symptom of many larger problems. The US war on drugs, free trade pacts, US foreign policy resulting in coups in the region etc…”

      Well said. It is ludicrous to say “we must stop the flow of immigrants” when the policies your nation follows makes conditions elsewhere less tolerable, and makes people want to leave and go elsewhere. Encourage plantations featuring a single crop, and amazingly what had been small farmers get turned off from what had been their land and must look elsewhere.

      Unless you also encourage policies that favor stability, and that includes climate stability too, it is no wonder people will be on the move.

      Just as we found that you cannot solve serious national health problems by saying “everybody get insurance”, so you cannot solve what you perceive to be an immigration problem by saying “seal the borders”. Do we really want to get serious about immigration? OK – but only a truly comprehensive approach is going to work.

      And let’s face it – the whole immigration issue will never be addressed seriously because it is such great cannon fodder to use against your political opponents. The Democrats will say ‘we’ve always been the party of immigrants; always will be – and we want their votes’. The Republicans will speak out of both sides of their mouths – on the one hand they will fire up their base by deploring those subhuman immigrants – on the other hand they will whisper among their business leaders ‘but brother we love that cheap, cheap, labor – keeps the rest of the peasants in line’.

      The outlook? This issue will get totally mangled – just like any other significant issue of our day.

  5. djc July 20, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    I find I’m agreeing more and more with JHK again.

    What is sad is that so many of our elected officials and policy makers absolutely refuse to live in reality. That the world we live in will fail is not really in doubt; rather, when it will occur is something we can only surmise.

    • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 10:22 am #

      I think that the reality lived by your ‘elected’ officials is very different from your lived reality.

      They have created a life that involves benefiting from immigration, whether in votes or payola.

      Unless your life revolves around buying votes and gathering payola, you have no shared reality with them.

      • ZrCrypDiK July 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

        You’ve left out being in the pockets of multi-national corps, that dictate serf “payola.” Those that rape the eco-sphere, leaving nothing but monoculture death/clearcut/slash&burn/toxic dumps in their t(r)ailings…

        I thought you put up a decent front to the racist and his crew, but apparently “they” (Ayup, the ubiquitous ‘they’) have infested this blog to a level I couldn’t comprehend/predict.

        I have to admit, I looked for a post last week about how the total “volume” would be down 200, due to “same old, same old.” (failed to find it, just like I failed to find my own post about volcano activity being non-existent for decades/solar irradiance/atmospheric CO2 concentration/global temp)

        I have nephews and nieces I worry about – but nothing *more*…

    • Being There July 20, 2015 at 10:24 am #

      You need to understand the aims of globalism before you say that they don’t understand.
      No they do. But they don’t care about what happens to the middle class —we’re irrelevant and at the same time, we are to be fed upon till we collapse…..that’s the form of capitalism we have and it isn’t the only option… matter what they tell you.

  6. barbisbest July 20, 2015 at 10:07 am #

    Speaking of the trumpster… don’t the billionaire boys all get prettier at closing time. yuk

    And lizards… one of the great things about climate change, reptiles will get larger and larger as the climate changes, extremes in climate, you know,warmer and stuff like that. That’s already been happening for some time hasn’t it, i.e., Limbaugh, Walker, etc., etc.

    who gives a rats butt about children.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

      But you Planned Parenthood people do…..

      • S M Tenneshaw July 21, 2015 at 2:03 am #

        You no likee Margaret Sanger any more?

      • barbisbest July 21, 2015 at 10:33 am #

        Yes, planned parenthood people do care about children. And about a woman’s right to control her physicality!! Women give birth to the children after all, do they not?

        • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

          But if a woman doesn’t want the child, then it’s just a blob of tissue. In other words, women get to decide who is human and who isn’t. To be God in other words. And what a poor God they make, eh?

          Consider: if a woman going to get an abortion is shot and killed, her killer will be charged with two murders, hers and her unborn child’s. Yet she was going to kill the child before she was killed. Are you capable of irony? It’s only for the intelligent.

          • sprawlcapital July 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

            It seems obvious that preventing unwanted pregnancies also prevents abortion. Yet we have in our midst the Catholic Church, which opposes both abortion and artificial contraception–to them the latter being any form other than the so-called rhythm method.

            This to me is ironic; does it not seem so to you?

  7. ozone July 20, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    “Interesting” times ahead!
    Remember to watch for ‘brown wave’ #2. (The first, as we are now witnessing, is a skin-tone thing; the second will be shirt-color.)

    More fun about a fine slate of candidates:

    (Pierre Tristam thinks that the Donald is, in actuality, a prototype for GOP podium-pounders everywhere. 😉 )

    • ZrCrypDiK July 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

      And here I thought, U hated me *SO MUCH*!!!

  8. absolutegalore July 20, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Women have armpit hair? Totally hot! Now if Donald can just get his female supporters to turn their pit hairs into “ambiguous patch[es] of ginger-colored fur” in solidarity I think he just may have a shot.

  9. toughbretts July 20, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    The “revolting” e-mail—alleging that “McCain chose to sire children without marriage”—was from Richard Hand, a professor of the Bible at Greenville’s Christian-fundamentalist Bob Jones University, Bush’s very first campaign stop, on February 2.

    When Bush did it it’s fine.

  10. Being There July 20, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Indeed, Trump is not the President you’re looking for, nor does he intend to be.

    As I mentioned last week the “Art of the Deal” is far more interesting to him and his critter than getting stuck in the WH dealing with all kinds of issues in which he has no interest.

    The discussion of McCain is an interesting one, but the timing is intriguing. Last week there was a bill to re-instate Glass-Steagall to be introduced to the Senate by Eliz Warren and ……. John McCain!

    So who does the Donald speak for? Given his need for loans for his deals, I would say it must be the banksters! Yes he’s a New York based business and real estate holder…….I don’t think you have to be very bright to figure that out….

    Now, he’s the flavor of the week way out in advance and is paving the way as JHK so smartly says is a real demagogue who really does want the position.

    I have said many times that Deep State runs the show, not PODUS, but what will happen when the people have had enough of project globalism which is back equally by the duopoly 2 party system.

    Don’t forget the Republicans wanted the cheap labor for their cronies.
    The illegal immigration is a win-win for both parties for different reasons and the NAFTA project?
    We will all look like Mexico soon.

    • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 10:26 am #

      Donald’s modus operandi in NYC (and places like Atlantic City) is too get as much attention as he can and make inflated claims (like his residential buildings are of master craftsmanship). He sells this bullshit and the attendant bullshit, to ill-informed buyers, who want to believe his claims.

      IT’S ALL HYPE!

      • Being There July 20, 2015 at 10:44 am #

        I mentioned the attack on McCain as a well timed orchestration for destroying his credibility right before he and Eliz Warren introduction of a re-instatement of Glass Steagall.

        Hype is the MO, the reason and the timing is more intriguing.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

        Is there anything Jews who hate more than a Gentile who knows how to blow his own shofar? Competition!

        • S M Tenneshaw July 21, 2015 at 2:06 am #

          Here, you can blow mine.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 20, 2015 at 11:29 am #

      Even the mass legal immigration serves a political purpose beyond voting, I’m beginning to notice. I shouldn’t have to say it, but you say “immigrant” and people jump all over you, but I’m not against immigration, I have an immigrant at home.
      As our cities have emptied out, we have left a crumbling infrastructure, but unfortunately also a political structure intent on preserving itself until the last man standing is able to get his and get out. Young people wish to buy houses with some charm in neighborhoods with sidewalks and parks, but they can’t afford the high taxes to support the entrenched politicians, and I’m going to include the school system in with the politicians. Mass immigration helps to fill in the “cheap” housing in the inner cities. Go to a Home Depot on the weekend and you’ll see what I mean.
      Also for some reason subsidized housing is full of recent immigrants. If there isn’t enough, some wealthy developer will get government money to build more. This gives the local politicians funds to keep themselves in the style to which they’ve become accustomed. It is an especially good deal for those who don’t even live in the cities that support them.

    • sauerkraut July 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      Interesting intelligence on Glass-Steagall. Thanks.

    • Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      No we are on course to become Brazil… urban oases (SF, NYC) surrounded by concentric rings of suburban slums and favelas.

      • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 10:31 am #

        You and I are agreed on this. Kunstler, not-so-much.

  11. Ishabaka July 20, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    PostPeak is right. I’ve had two foreign citizen friends, both with university educations, job experience, desire to work, and excellent English who tried to immigrate here – one succeeded, after years of effort, the other was flat-out turned down. It’s quite difficult to legally immigrate to the USA already. Both of them probably would have been better off to have crossed the border illegally into Texas.

    The fact is, this country currently discourages legal immigration, and encourages illegal immigration – what else can you call offering in-state tuition (one of the two friends paid out-of-country tuition for two years of American university) drivers’ licenses, and many other benefits formerly reserved for citizens?

    • malthuss July 20, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      A Brit told me that ‘6 countries are banned from Green card lottery, UK being one of them.’

    • Beryl of Oyl July 20, 2015 at 11:32 am #

      I know of one man who was here on a work visa, his little girl even managed to win the local spelling bee at her school, he wanted to stay, it was “get out of here”.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

      No, we have about 1.2 million legal immigrants a year. What you are trying to say, but perhaps fear to, is that America makes it almost impossible for White immigrants to come here.

  12. capt spaulding July 20, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    I think that the book “The Camp of the Saints”, will be considered prophetic somewhere down the road. As climate change gathers strength, more and more people from third world countries will seek to leave their wretched conditions and move to the first world countries. I would expect that the worse the conditions get, the more people will emigrate. Not by the tens of thousands like now, but by the millions. A tidal wave of humanity, which the current conditions in Greece & Italy are but a small example of the way things will go. Not very cheerful however, given the condition of the world, and the way it’s headed, very prophetic indeed.


    • malthuss July 20, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      ‘climate change’???

      Nature must always be in flux.

  13. K-Dog July 20, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    Immigration, is not undocumented if you have enough money to buy your way in. As our land with ots devout religion of unlimited growth from sea to sea being alive and well has plenty of room for those with means, I have a very hard time shitting on others just because they can’t buy their way to American ‘freedom’. Others can.,2356.msg80247.html#msg80247

    “Kinfolk said “Jed move away from there”
    Said “Californy is the place you ought to be”
    So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly”

    What really Mexicans criminals is their lack of cashola; that’s all.

    • K-Dog July 20, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      My bad, should be ‘our land with its devout religion of unlimited growth’

      • K-Dog July 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

        Now that I’ve had coffee I see it should be:

        ‘What really makes Mexicans criminals is their lack of cashola.

        Since I’m here I’ll mention that it was not just the larger percentage of Asians at my local Safeway which I noticed. Their accents are much thicker than the typical native born west coast Asian citizen.

    • swmnguy July 20, 2015 at 11:18 am #

      I know a Chinese businessman who bought a US Green Card for about $500,000. Perfectly above-board and legal. He’s surrendering it voluntarily now. American citizenship isn’t all he thought it would be.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 20, 2015 at 11:34 am #

        Didn’t Rupert Murdoch buy citizenship to get around FCC regulations about who can own a television station?

        • swmnguy July 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

          Yes, I believe he did.

          • K-Dog July 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

            Citizens of the world know no borders. Only the poor and desperate are reminded that crossing lines on a map makes them bad people. So I’ll come right out with it.

            Come one come all, or come none at all.

            This would be an expression of what were once considered American values but certainly not the way things now are. That being the case my statement can’t be taken seriously.

          • Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

            Common folk have a very naive, very provincial, concept of citizenship that is more shaped by emotion based jingoism than any real thought. Citizenship and passports are merely keys on a key ring, the more keys, the more access… exactly what your forebears believed when they came here. Wake up.

          • K-Dog July 20, 2015 at 8:49 pm #


            That makes no damn sense.

          • Frankiti July 21, 2015 at 5:38 am #

            Sure it does. Move-on. Humans are a migratory species. The more options open to you, the more passports you have, the better. You actually believe in ‘murica? Rugged American individualism? Quaint.

          • K-Dog July 21, 2015 at 9:54 am #

            You have gone from knowing about my fore-bearers to knowing about me. From my pic it looks like I may have some forebears in my background that may be true but that is the only thing you haven’t pulled from your ass.

            Pontificating that I might actually believe in ‘murica’ and muttering about rugged individualism from a clear blue sky indicates to me you might think I’m a Lone Wolf Terrorist or something so I’ll take the cue, get a clue, and this migratory species is moving on. Far as I’m concerned this thread is dead.

          • Frankiti July 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

            Of course… you act as if you hold the keys to the kingdom, or the chain to the drawbridge inviting one and all… because that is what you believe to have been some former ‘murican value (?!)… no, you can’t be taken seriously. I’m sure this whole time you thought the Lazarus poem was an official proclamation.

  14. noel bodie July 20, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    My view of Muslims immigrating to Europe is that they want the benefit of western secularism without the work of creating it for themselves. They bring their cultural distinctions that overtime boil into attacks against the larger community. It will not end well. Stateside, ask yourself how desperate would you need to be to leave everything you know, to sneak into a country that doesn’t want you, that doesn’t speak your language etc.? Where is the pol who will call out the 80 years of one party corrupt rule in Mexico to tell them to do basic reforms to build an economy that can sustain its population. Take the 3 million barrels of oil they export to us and turn it into a going concern in Mexico.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 20, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      If there was a better economy in Mexico, Mexicans would win, but who would lose?

      • PostPeakRancher July 20, 2015 at 11:57 am #

        Exactly! The US multi-nationals and their stakeholders would lose.

    • sprawlcapital July 21, 2015 at 8:18 am #

      . . . that overtime [over time] boil into attacks against the larger community.

      Overtime is an adjective describing hours worked over 40, under our current labor law. Or it is a noun: those five hours are your overtime.

      Over time is an adverbial prepositional phrase.

  15. swmnguy July 20, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    Trump may not be the “cornpone Fascist” we were expecting, but that’s certainly the role he’s trying to play, and he’s got the qualifications. Donald Trump is good at one thing, and one thing only. He is a self-promoter, and he understands television. Everything he does on TV is well-conceived and on-point. His presentation doesn’t appeal to me, but I’m not his target audience. Trump is aiming at the WWE (Pro Wrestling) demographic, and he’s nailing it. It’s as if Trump has hired Vince McMahon to be his campaign manager.
    Trump’s appearance is as absurd as the things he says, and his tactic of responding to the consequences of his bluster with more bluster is perfect. Our current corporate-owned media exists to sell the image of people in bathtubs (via Viagra, of course), and portrays every single opinion as being of equal value to every other opinion, unless of course that opinion runs counter to the consume/waste cycle, in which case the opinion isn’t reported at all. So Trump’s panderings to the violent revenge fantasies of the lower middle class are reported with the same weight as anything else, and more screen time because Trump is the best-known of any of the candidates not named “Hillary.”
    Sure, America has an illegal immigration problem. Seeing as we have an enormous Southern border that is as unsecurable as our even longer Northern border, and a huge economic disparity with the neighboring nations to the South, there will be large numbers of migrant workers regardless of legal status. If that’s really a huge problem, the solution is to imprison those who hire illegal workers at sub-market wages. Since we’re not going to do that, it’s a moot point, and a malevolent political football at best. I think most of us would pay an addition 5% for fresh produce, and 15% for landscaping and light construction work, but even were we given the opportunity, it’s far more likely the “American Workers Only” premium would be skimmed off by corporate interests, and the work still done at slave-level wages.
    As for the rest of Trump’s cultural mythological nonsense, it’s pitch-perfect. Nobody had more unearned advantage in the world than the American blue-collar worker post-1945, and nobody in America has lost more ground in the past 40 years. A windfall is not the “new normal,” but to the uneducated worker who got used to being able to support a family on a single 40-hour paycheck, without more than a high school diploma, reversion to the mean feels like malicious deprivation. Trump’s cleverness is to feed the fears and resentments of the lower-middle class, presenting those who have cut into the temporary high-water-mark that class achieved until about 1970 as the villains, while avoiding any discussion of how that one-time advantage happened in the first place, and certainly no real discussion of why that status is evaporation now. Hint: it’s not the illegal immigrants coming here to do work at wages we can’t afford to accept.
    Anyway, cartoonishness is a regular feature of populist Fascists. Trump won’t be elected because the Elites still have enough control of political finance to prevent that, and Trump doesn’t actually want the job in the first place. Work is not exactly what Donald Trump does. He will, however, push the pool of candidates further to the Right than it has ever been before. He will accept honorary status as a celebrity with no obligations to anyone other than himself.
    We’ve gotten to the point in the decline of Empire when people embrace magical solutions, no matter how fantastical. Wicker airport facilities, human sacrifice disguised as Sport, large-scale persecution of scapegoats; all these and more will become increasingly prevalent. Clowns will pop up to sell us easy magic. and some of the clowns will be revealed in time to be monsters.
    No matter who gets elected next November, the corporate interests will get more of the wealth of the public diverted into their hands, and history will show the next President to be more like Commodus than Marcus Aurelius.

    • elysianfield July 20, 2015 at 11:52 am #

      “Nobody had more unearned advantage in the world than the American blue-collar worker post-1945, and nobody in America has lost more ground in the past 40 years. A windfall is not the “new normal,” but to the uneducated worker who got used to being able to support a family on a single 40-hour paycheck, without more than a high school diploma, reversion to the mean feels like malicious deprivation.”

      Excellent! Our good fortune was the result of fiat money and aggressive imperialism…and it was a good ride while it lasted. We, in our 6th decade, have seen the best of it.

    • PeteAtomic July 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

      “No matter who gets elected next November, the corporate interests will get more of the wealth of the public diverted into their hands, and history will show the next President to be more like Commodus than Marcus Aurelius.”

      wow, took the words right out of my mouth, lol

    • PostPeakRancher July 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

      Spot on, swmnguy.

    • Q. Shtik July 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

      Excellent insights and well stated.

      • russ July 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

        Shtik – Aren’t we missing the important concept that next November is November 2015 – not November 2016? If you didn’t point that out, I thought I would.

        You’re welcome.

    • sauerkraut July 20, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

      Most astute, SWM.

      For some reason, one rarely sees an analysis based on, “if that is what they really wanted, then they would do this.” It illuminates much that is otherwise mysterious, such as security theatre or Obama’s “failures”. Logically, it is just the argument of the contrapositive, or, for classicists, Modus Tollens.

      I also liked your history lesson on the post-war period. Too many people forget that things cost relatively less in the developed world because people in the third world are doing the work. As such, immigration (legal or not) is a logical response to explicit economic repression.

      Your nice little essay should be required reading for all economics students – which, of course, is exactly why none are exposed to this type of thinking. It is vital to maintaining their ignorance.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      In other words, you want the torrent of immigrant destruction to continue because Americans don’t deserve to be safe, happy, or even exist. And Trump isn’t a good man either!

      What utterly pernicious sentiments.

      • swmnguy July 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

        To whom are you replying? If you are replying to me, then you are using very “other” words indeed from what I used. “Other” in the sense of “Completely Different.”

        And my feelings about Donald Trump are irrelevant. I’m not talking about the man himself; I don’t know him, though I have met him a couple of times. I’m talking about the character he is portraying and the position in the current political landscape Trump is filling. Both are pretty obvious and classic to an Empire at this stage of decline.

        History is full of people who pop up at these points. When they are successful, it’s usually in individual terms (they enrich themselves handily), and not in terms of policy or the ongoing success of the Imperial endeavor they gain control of. By this point in the arc, the trajectory is downward. Any respites are temporary and any return to greatness turns out to be illusory.

        And I have no idea what you are talking about in reference to immigrants. You’re certainly not referring to anything I wrote. I said illegal immigration is inevitable when you have a rich country next door to poor countries, when the borders are very long and not defensible, and when the rich country’s Elites see a very tangible advantage to be gained from black-market labor. If you find anything in that to disagree with, kindly elaborate.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

          They can read a license plate from space. The border is defensible for this and other reasons. Building a Wall would cost some billions – chicken feed compared to what we are paying because of these people. Then there is e-verify, gun, dogs, deputized civilians, etc. It could be done. That’s different than saying it wont be done because we aren’t a country anymore but just a vast bazaar.

          You might find this hard to believe, but not everything that can be done is done. The Japanese have said no, nay, never to taking in 3rd World Immigrants even though the nascent World Government has been pressuring them to do so for decades. Capitalism didn’t have to develop the way it did. It could have been constrained by Government and Nationalism. But people in their ignorance preferred Plutocracy to Fascism. I can’t say Communism doesn’t believe in the nation state per se and Stalin loved mixing and matching different peoples into different countries to weaken or destroy them. As Fascists, we don’t believe peoples are interchangeable like that. We value History and Heritage.

          • swmnguy July 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

            Alright, now I can see what you’re talking about. I’m not a Fascist and won’t ever be, but I can follow a logical thread.

            The things you mention that aren’t being done aren’t being done for a reason, or set of reasons. It isn’t “Political Correctness,” either. That’s the cheap out, to pretend it’s all bleeding-heart types who won’t do anything about illegal immigration.

            The real reason nothing is going to be done about immigration is that the current system (or non-system) puts downward pressure on wages for the lower classes. The immigration laws we have, like so many other of our laws, don’t punish lawbreakers nearly as much as they shape and constrain the behavior of the basically law-abiding, and create a lawful way to create and maintain an underclass without rights.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

            Well Fascism is the cure but you and too many are afraid of the word and would prefer the end of America instead. Fascism is just real nationalism – which means controlling the Corporations. That’s the Socialism part of National Socialism.

        • elysianfield July 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

          “The real reason nothing is going to be done about immigration is that the current system (or non-system) puts downward pressure on wages for the lower classes. The immigration laws we have, like so many other of our laws, don’t punish lawbreakers nearly as much as they shape and constrain the behavior of the basically law-abiding, and create a lawful way to create and maintain an underclass without rights.”

          What you say certainly rings of the truth, but I question why the Government/Elite would allow the certainty of eventual civil unrest as a result…The first order of government, as I understand it, is to maintain order. With a population of 300 million+ armed and pissed off citizens, what can be the endgame? What is the benefit to the Elite? Low wages=privation=poverty=crime=civil unrest=anarchy.

          I would expect that both the Government and the Elite in this country would more benefit by a complacent /compliant population.

          • swmnguy July 21, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

            “Elysianfield”: I like your equation “Low wages=privation=poverty=crime=civil unrest=anarchy.” Yes, it makes sense the Elites would be opposed to this arc and would do what they could to avoid civil unrest.

            The Elites don’t tell me what they’re up to, so I have to guess. I’m guessing your equation doesn’t account for the insatiable greed and short-term thinking so common among all humans, the Elites included. But mostly, I think the Elites understand that our current system of finance capitalism has created so much debt that it can’t all be repaid. We used to allow the system to crash every generation or so to wipe out all that debt, but since 1913 debt has been far more valuable than actual money, so the system has been redirected to produce debt first, and actual wealth later if at all.

            A system based on debt at interest requires infinite growth, and that requires unlimited money, energy, raw materials, and markets. It has to expand, or why would I take out a loan for $1000 today, promising to pay $1,050 this day next year? Only if I had no choice and was taking a risk (which would be a bad investment for my lender), or if I believed I would have $1,050 above my bare minimum requirements in a year’s time.

            As our finite planet has placed limits on energy, raw materials and markets, the only thing that can expand without limits is money. In our system, debt has to occur before money can be created. Obviously, this will create debt some of which can’t be repaid. The longer this debt sits there accruing interest, the less likely it can ever be paid. The last time we let the system collapse and re-set was in the 1930s. At that time, the Elites put in safeguards, as they didn’t want to have to give up their accumulated advantages every generation or so. The safeguards did what they were supposed to do, preventing crashes, but they put constraints on the amount of wealth the Elites could accrue, by limiting the amount of new and entirely notional debt that could be created.

            The Elites chafed at those restrictions and by 1999, managed to get them all eliminated. So we have the guarantees that government will divert public resources to backstop all speculative debt by the Elites, but none of the safeguards to prevent the Elites from creating so much debt the whole thing has to collapse. This exacerbates the mathematical problems of finance capitalism.

            So I’m thinking the Elites know this. They’re far better-educated than I am, for one thing. And they’re used to managing huge piles of money. So they know this system has to collapse, and they intend to solidify their advantage and run this game as far as they possibly can before it all crashes down. To do this, it helps to have all the lower orders in fear, at each others’ throats, and blaming culturally unpopular scapegoats. It also helps to have a culture in which wealth is seen as a sign of virtue and poverty, or insecurity, seen as the result of moral deficiency.

            If you consider the possibility that the Elites are working on a timeline that zeroes out in about 20 years, the longer they can stall and keep the balls in the air, and the lower-middle class believing, if less and less, that their loyalty to the Elites will somehow be rewarded, that’s more time for the Elites to stuff their pockets before the math eventually catches up and causes mass default on debt.

            At that point, when the inevitable civil unrest and chaos (I’d say “chaos” rather than “anarchy”) breaks out, the Elites plan to make themselves scarce, and hire private mercenary armies. As they do in Latin America, among other places.

            That’s just, like, my opinion, man.

    • Yuri Sowryteski July 21, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

      …. “and certainly no real discussion of why that status is evaporation (evaporating) now. ”

      Yesterday I heard Woody Guthrie singing “I’ve been having some hard travelling, I thought you knowed”.

      Soon, many formerly middle class folks will be singing the whole thing, with feeling born of experience. They may not be leaning on a hard rock drill, or even rebuilding infrastructure, but I know several young men doin’ some wandering now. Soon we all will run out of “economic” choices. The next generation will make their own opportunities and choices. We are now pressing out the vintage; Read “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Stienbeck, to see how it will taste.

      Wisdom is farther away than Pluto.

    • sprawlcapital July 23, 2015 at 5:06 pm #


      Wicker airport facilities, . . .
      What are Wicker airport facilities?

  16. saharasergei July 20, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    “I’ve proposed for many years that we are all set up to welcome a red-white-and-blue, corn-pone Nazi political savior type. I don’t think Donald Trump is it. But he will be a stalking horse for a far more skillful demagogue when the time comes.”

    The “skillful demagogue” is a corn-pone Nazi named Scott Walker.

    • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

      even a better insight than routersurfer’s

    • Florida Power July 20, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Scott Walker will be “a skillful demagogue” when he convinces you to agree with him.

      • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

        I believe that we are at a stage were ‘agreement’ can be secured with fear.

        • Florida Power July 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

          Interesting you should say that. I was going to elaborate on “widely-shared fear” as catalyst for unity but decided to keep it concise. I’d say we are at the stage where consensus without catastrophe, whether self-inflicted or exogenous, is impossible. Exhibit A is Abbywood below, compared to a “Pro-Walker.” Multiply by all the interest groups who are convinced of their moral rectitude and the depravity of The Other and I see nothing but a cultural super-nova and atomization into warring clans. Multi-culti gone wild. No space left for demagoguery.

          • russ July 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

            Well said. I’m afraid the old slogan of “e pluribus unum” is a bit outdated. But I’m not sure there is sufficient room to stamp “I loathe the rest of these bastards” on any coins.

      • abbybwood July 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

        Scott Walker is too stupid to be elected president.

        Anybody who isn’t sure if being gay is a biological tweak of nature or a “choice” is a fucking moron.

        Even the average sixth grader understands Science 101.

        “Gee teacher…I never knew that 10% of dolphins are homosexual! That kinda helps it make sense about humans, huh?!”

        The orange mop on Trump’s head and the right-wing fascist control with the war on drugs and the prisons brimming with non-violent drug dealers/users and the imperialistic wars of occupation and control and the coddling of the bankster criminal class are bad enough.

        But it is the STUPID I am seeing that scares me the most.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

          Wait – you’re still seeing this in Party terms? You think Hillary will be one jot better? As if Obama was?

          • abbybwood July 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

            I am talking about Scott Walker “stupid”. (There ARE different levels of stupid…). 🙂

            Just read here where Walker says his first order after taking office will be to go to “Shock and Awe” mode against Iran:


            Seriously. Even if he WANTED to do that at least you’d think he’d be smart enough to do what George W. did! LIE!

            “I’m not interested in nation building.”

            Yet his neocon groupies already had their military hit list up and running at the Pentagon! Forget 9/11 and Afghanistan! As Gen. Wesley Clark detailed it, after going to The Pentagon and the Joint Chiefs Office a few weeks after 9/11 he was handed a memo that had just come down from the higher ups detailing that the U.S. would be “striking and occupying seven countries in five years”. There is no way this “list” just popped into their heads. It takes years to make military plans like these and George W. Bush had to be aware of this:


            Had the American people known that GWB would be another “war” president (especially the war in Iraq based on lies) where so many Americans would lose their lives and so many hundreds of thousands would perish, I do not believe he would have won the election. Never mind ISIS and the failed states of Iraq and Libya with Syria on the horizon!

            Now we have the deranged Walker coming up “full stupid” telling the world that his top priority will be to attack Iran militarily which will absolutely end up costing thousands of American lives plus possibly millions of Iranian lives plus the radiation poisoning from the destroyed reactors would take more lives over Europe and will make Israel and the U.S. THE pariah states of the world! Just what the American people need!!!

            If Walker thinks this is a “winning” strategy he is not just stupid but is a fool as well.

            The American people can smell the economy tanking because they feel it in their everyday lives. They are hungry to see their taxes being spent to create JOBS in the United States and to see their tax dollars being spent on better schools, better health care, better roads and bridges etc. Things that will actually serve them in their every day lives!

            And I honestly believe that Hillary Clinton has the same neocon strategists (like Nuland and Kagan) advising her. She probably wants to do the same thing as Walker, only she would NEVER tell the American people the truth!

            Hillary also has a hard-on against Putin! They ALL want to be “war” presidents! (With the possible exception of Sanders and Jill Stein of the Green Party).

            I think this time around the American people will reject the hawks in the form of ANY Republican AND Hillary!

            ALL the candidates are staunch supporters of Israel (including Sanders) and obviously Israel, and its supporters in the form of AIPAC and AIPAC’s newest “tax-exempt” lobbying arm, “Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran”, are the world’s biggest cheerleaders for a military strike against Iran and to kill the nuclear deal just passed at the UN Security Council.

            But at least I do not believe Sanders would not want to bow to the military industrial complex and the Lockheeds of the world to start bringing the body bags home again.

            Some talk about “taking the pulse” of the electorate to see where they stand.

            Well, I think if any of the candidates went to “take the pulse” of just about any American they would be met by a “patient” who is ready to bolt up out of bed and grab them around their stupid necks and give them all a good solid shaking and a verbal slap in the face!

            The American people are sick of war and killing and spying and allowing illegals to come to our country and sap of us of our dwindling resources! Especially considering every major coastal city in the world faces catastrophe at the hands of global warming over possibly the next few decades!

            These “candidates” had better wake the fu*k up! And the American people as well.

            There just HAS to be a better way to manage the planet and all our day to day affairs that considers not just the lives we live but the lives of future generations.

          • sprawlcapital July 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

            Janos wrote:

            Wait – you’re still seeing this in Party terms? You think Hillary will be one jot better? As if Obama was?
            I was about to post a statement declaring that henceforth and forevermore I would ignore and not engage Janos Skorenzy in the comments on this blog.

            Then he posts the above. Spot on, as we used to say here!

          • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

            Maybe Abs, maybe not. Sanders is not Nation Magazine when it comes to Israel but a mainstream Dem/Rep Zionist.

            Thus if Israel is threatened or perceives itself to be, we can expect more of the same. And they always see themselves as threatened so……

        • russ July 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

          The stupidity alone is not the problem. It is the deliberate desire to encourage stupidity. And to then combine that with brutality and the desire to act as a minion to your 1% class masters who want anything that has ever benefited common people destroyed, usually in the name of enhanced corporate profits and/or political power.

  17. volodya July 20, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    testing, testing…

  18. malthuss July 20, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    A lot of hatred for Trump here this morning.

    BT, ‘But they don’t care about what happens to the middle class —we’re irrelevant and at the same time, we are to be fed upon till we collapse…’
    We is the USA? Who is ‘we’?

    Indeed, Robots can now run farms so the wetbacks will be ‘useless eaters’.

    • abbybwood July 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

      But I read today that they are worried that if they make the robots too “smart” that within time they will start demanding certain “rights”. Google it.

      And speaking of stupid, it looks to me like the grand scheme to get Americans hooked on the teevee and social media and dumbed down violent movies might backfire on the PTB.

      They created a country of soul-less humans walking hither and yon with their snouts buried in their IPhones busy updating their Facbook statuses or making stupid “Vines” to make their friends laugh.

      Then the king of media decides to jump in the sandbox for some fun and political trash talking and the whole populace LOVES him!!!

      Many I would bet who wouldn’t know a voter registration form if it caught their feet on fire!

      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! This all looks to me like a badly performed Shakespearean play that someone found in grandma’s attic!

      What can a powerless, sane person do with this quagmire?!

      I guess just pour a nice, cool drink (with a kick!), sit back and watch the “show”.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

        In other words, we deserve the terror the 3rd Worlders bring. Where do these people get off? They don’t even believe America should exist but their first to prescribe what America should or shouldn’t do. No – your first premise means you have no moral right to say anything else. Legal right of course. Fill the media with your Zinnesque hatred of our History and Heritage to your heart’s content.

        • sprawlcapital July 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

          They don’t even believe America should exist but their [they’re] first to prescribe …
          That darned speech recognition software again.

  19. volodya July 20, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    Had trouble posting last week…

  20. wayfarer July 20, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    “It is not so easy to explain why America has its head so far up its ass on the issues of immigration”. —— I think it is easy to explain, history and the natural desire to improve oneself.

    I live in the Southwest, worked in construction, so I am familiar with this subject. First, this problem isnt’ going away in our lifetimes, it is related to; us vs them, strangers, people different than us, racism, problems as old as homo sapien and only slowly improving. Mexican culture was here before Anglo culture and is quite strong (the Gadsden Purchase). The ‘Mexican American’ vote is now too big and still growing for anybody to push them around, and as a racial group in the U.S., they are the most happy to sweat. I liked working with them, less shirkers on whole.

    So, we adapt.

    Me personally, I got no problems with locking the border, even a wall. Mexican American culture would be ok with this too as long as we behaved ethically-morally toward those with lives already here (working and a part of their community) and those we catch crossing and ship back.

    Trump is not an idiot, all evidence to the contrary, so I wonder who he is shilling for?

    • SouthwestObserver July 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      Perhaps I am misunderstanding you but it isn’t simply a perception of us vs them or people different from us. Mexicans really are different from Americans.

      I also live in the Southwest, in New Mexico to be exact. I’m an American of Mexican ancestry. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently and have spent most of my life living with, working with and dealing with Mexicans from Mexico and Mexican-Americans. And Mexicans are different. They have very different values especially regarding rules and laws and whether or not one should respect them and follow them. Mexicans view laws as generally irrelevant and things to be overcome, not things that should be followed. Corruption is so endemic to the Mexican character that a Mexican will view anyone who things that laws should be followed as someone weak and ridiculous. That’s why Mexico is as corrupt as it is and why the whole country is a mess. Sometimes people like to use a tu quoque fallacy and say the US is just as corrupt. No, it isn’t. Just review the most recent report from Transparency International and the United States is not nearly as corrupt as Mexico–or at least it’s not generally perceived as such.

      On an anecdotal basis, I have never had to pay a bribe anywhere in New Mexico or anywhere else in the US to get something done. Whereas in Mexico I have had to do that on more than one occasion.

      This is one of the big reasons why I think Mexicans generally make very poor immigrants to the US. They cannot conceive of any place existing without corruption. They automatically assume that everyone in the US is just as corrupt as the people and government officials they knew in Mexico, so they then behave just as they would in Mexico, i.e. they engage in corruption. They cheat. They lie. They steal. They attempt to bribe. So they are then recreating exactly what they left behind. Then they say, “See, it’s just as corrupt here as in Mexico!” They never realize they are the source of the corruption. Recently I was speaking with a Mexican construction worker who is living and working here in the US in violation of immigration laws. We were discussing the issue of corruption and he said to me, (in Spanish), “You know, we’ve brought so much corruption ourselves that we’re now even corrupting the gringos. They didn’t used to be like that. They weren’t always trying to cheat us. They are now though because of us. We taught them to be corrupt.” He said this because we were talking about how things had changed in the US over the 13 years that he has been here.

      And worse yet, Mexicans immigrants nowadays just simply refuse to assimilate to the US in any way. They just refuse. At least in my grandparents’ day and my father’s day they learned English and tried to learn how to be from here. They don’t now. Now they are proud to not assimilate. They boast about it. And they do everything they can to avoid it–including learning English. Many of them really think they are reconquering what Mexico “lost”. And they are not afraid to say it aloud.

      • Florida Power July 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

        This is an important post.

        Years ago my wife had a business associate who worked for the company in Mexico City. The entire day was one bribe after another. Just getting from point A to point B required a bribe. It was part of the compensation plan.

      • Jimmy Drinkwater July 20, 2015 at 5:32 pm #


        Excellent post. I lived in MX for eight years, had a business and married a woman from there. Now married for 28 years we live in the US and neither of us have the slightest inclination to return

        When I was very young I thought people were different. Then came a time when I thought no, we are all the same, family of man, etc. etc. With yet more seasoning in life I now see that people are very different.

        I judge people by the honor they live by. Mexico is a place with low honor. Mexico is the land of la mordida, “the bite”, which I’m sure you know but for those that don’t means bribe.

        It was once quipped to me by a well educated Mexican that when Cortes landed in Veracruz, word was sent to the capital in Tenochtitlán that a strange invader had landed. Moctezuma II thinking it was the mythic return of did what Mexicans always did and always will do, he sent a bribe. In this case precious metals and gems thus hoping it would assuage Quetzalcoatl to leave his land.

        A people of low honor will always be the same.

      • sharonsj July 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

        Wouldn’t this also apply to Muslims from Islamic countries where bribes are the norm? I read that baksheesh was expected on every level, no matter how mundane.

  21. beantownbill. July 20, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Good work on today’s post, Jim – and replete with the required sarcasm CFNers enjoy reading. Your pendejo remark reminds me of when I was 16 and quite naive. I had managed to wrangle myself a week-end job working in a car wash alongside a crew of Puerto Ricans. I wanted to be friendly, so I asked one of them how to say hello in Spanish. He told me the word was pendejo, so for the next year and a half, when I came in to work, the first thing I did was to go over to the crew, smile and say “pendejo”. They’d smile and say pendejo right back at me. It wasn’t until years later that I learned what pendejo really meant and how I was played.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Well said. They are always talking shit about us in Spanish too. They enjoy that too much to change.

  22. barbisbest July 20, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Womens’ armpit hair, yes that should be foremost in our minds, right up there with Vulgara’s embryos and Brady’s deflated balls.. not the trajectory of the human race, climate change or various other sundry topics. The trajectory of the human race… documentary on July 21st PBS, Humanity from space, how we can’t go on the way we are, and so forth.

    On a bright note, according to Sierra Club News, 99 cities and towns in Illinois went collectively solar, the equivalent of taking 1 million autos off the roads, so at least from a Co2 standpoint, that’s positive. Leave it to the heartland. My state’s not bright enough to entertain that idea. Ah well.

    • beantownbill. July 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Deflated balls is not a laughing matter. Ouch!

    • orbit7er July 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

      Why don’t we just take the cars off the roads in the first place?
      Just wondering…

      • russ July 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

        That will come true one of these days, but not for the noble reasons we could have hoped for, like people caring for future generations, saving petroleum products for uses other than fuel, etc.


        In time, the cars will be off the roads because the tax revenue collapse caused by the economic collapse will cause road repair funds to shrivel away, and our biggest “growth industry” will be pot holes of immense size.

        That or the bridges falling down. But the effect will be to get the cars off the road.

  23. RocketDoc July 20, 2015 at 11:24 am #

    Immigration is knotty first because of our constitutional definition of an American: someone who is born here. If we could somehow just change it to someone born here to people here LEGALLY, that would be satisfying enough. (Sorry to suggest impossible remedies). But the real aggravation is that the problem can be so easily addressed by requiring employers to pay into a bank account so that taxes can be taken out. When the guest workers return home they can have their “taxes” refunded. So give everyone who wants to work in America an ID “credit card” they can swipe when they enter the country.
    I would also be satisfied with just knowing how many undocumented workers are in the US. I’d like to be able to ask the mayor of my town–how many guest workers do we have here and where do they live? I think that is something every community should know.
    To just enforce a legal SYSTEM would be my wish. The people who apply legally get the benefits–the illegals get sent home without complicated deportation hearings. And of course you have to stop the subsidies–Medicaid, education enrollment, drivers licenses, etc.
    I realize I am dreaming: Hilton needs somebody to clean the rooms and Exxon needs someone to work the Central Valley. I don’t care how much it costs–take it out of the MIC budget that is just breaking things in other countries.

    • SouthwestObserver July 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

      The 14th amendment was created to provide citizenship to recently freed slaves. Its intent was never to provide citizenship to foreign nationals who just happened to be born here. That later intent has been inferred by the court system, but the inference is weak and it could all be clarified by Congress passing a law that clearly defines to whom the 14th amendment applies.

  24. wardoc July 20, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    Before we all start waving flags and cheering for McCain’s status as ‘war hero’ (not questioning whether or not he was shot down), I would suggest a serious review of what happened on his return to ‘freedom.’ Many reliable sources report that McCain’s senior officer during their captivity at the Hanoi Hilton (ranks are maintained in POW settings, FYI) filed formal charges against McCain for multiple traitorous violations including giving away codes for target bombers, etc. This was reportedly in return for better treatment that others (e.g. private room, good food, women, etc). Word is that the senior officer was himself drummed out of service. One might recall that McCain’s daddy was an Admiral at the time.

    So, perhaps there might be some reasoning behind Trump’s ‘accusations.’

    Regardless, the PTB will surely get rid of the Trump threat one way or the other. I suspect that Jeb and Slick Willy are working on that, as currently rumored.

    Just thinking…..


    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      Yes what happened to all our fine rebels? They seem to go right along with the Powers That Be in order to deep six the Trump campaign.

      What funny, weird, silly, little, Neo-Hippy nasties.

  25. PeteAtomic July 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    “Meanwhile, notice today’s headline from the fabled “newspaper of record” (The New York Times):

    Women Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair

    Yes, these are the mighty issues that concern us most.”

    ha ha ha! Yes, the level of engagement that most people living in McDonald’s Land are willing to participate in. But for God’s sake everybody, don’t vote!

    Which brings me on your thoughts on Trump. He illustrates the complete irrelevance & bankruptcy of the US political class & the 2 party system generally. It’s mind boggling to think that just two short generations ago, the US had leaders that defeated world fascism, and propelled the US to the moon.
    Now we have people who have shades of Didius Julianus or Commodus; people who are borderline out of control narcissists.
    This is a scary time for what is left of the flame of republican democracy in America, er… McDonald’s Land.

    • sprawlcapital July 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      The World War II generation also gave us the Interstate Highway system, a bad mistake. If you don’t know why it was a bad mistake, I suggest you read JHK’s The Geography of Nowhere.

      The WWII generation, after defeating fascism, came home and turned their fury on their own country.

      • seawolf77 July 22, 2015 at 11:48 am #

        Greatest Generation my eye. They were the worst generation. They take credit for defeating the Nazi’s when anyone with half a brain knows it was the Russians who beat the Nazi’s.

  26. EvelynV July 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    And to further polish McCain’s hero status consider his abysmal treatment of the VN peasant who risked his own life to save McCain from the beatings he was about to experience in the rice paddy where he was downed.

    McCain’s savior hero worshipped him and got nothing in return from McCain but shit in the face. Refusing to in any way allow the poor farmer in his presence.

    It is one of the worst stories of ingratitude I’ve ever heard and lowers McCain further in my eyes than even his public angry references to his wife as a “c*nt”.

    I’m no fan of Trump but in this fight he’s my dog.

    • Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

      Agreed. Trump is exposing the GOP for what it truly is… a toothless, senile, old codger with 2 feet in the grave. The GOP is dead, and Trump is hastening the 16 year death convulsion. The US needs a new conservative party, preferably not one haunted by the likes of Palins, Bachmans and Gadsden flag wavers.

  27. Karah1.0 July 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Trump is running on the fact that he is not a politician so he would know what is real and what is not real and can help the American public and media see through all the bullshit that is politics. He does not have to apologize for anything he says because he can just retract it later when no one is looking at him in order to see that he is obviously insincere. Being politically correct is lying. Being a politician is being in the business of hiding the truth or making it more palatable for the media…by not really speaking it.
    He berated a female reporter on national television by calling her naive and she just took it because she’s a woman and he’s obviously always right and he’s The Trump (card).
    Trump knows what a real American is because he is the real American dream in the flesh. A maricon is a faggot. That’s one thing Trump could never be because he is also set himself up to be the ideal American Man. There is so much that is appealing about Trump to the traditional, conservative branches of society…especially his own party…that its hard to imagine him going away or dying…along with whatever is alive on his head. Real men can put up with that sort of childish picking.
    The most appealing fact about The Trump is what he is not shy about and that’s his massive…… wealth. He understands the 1% and he knows how to deal with the masses. He is in affect saying to the American people that they need someone to tell them what to do, when to do it and how to do it. He’s got the leverage to do anything he wants anywhere in the world because he knows how to play with money. Trump knows how to deal with the banksters. He managed to tell them what to do in situations where his realestate empire was losing value. He believes the American empire should be governed the same way.

    • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

      You’ll need to revise: “Trump knows how to deal with the banksters. He managed to tell them what to do in situations where his real estate empire was losing value. He believes the American empire should be governed the same way.”

      We ate his lunch.

      And his dinner.

      And his breakfast.

      And his properties.

      • Karah1.0 July 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

        “Forbes recently estimated Trump’s net worth at $3.2 billion, but Trump said his business ventures have done increasingly well over the last year.” Washington Post, Blake, 8/11/2013

        “The owners of Atlantic City’s former Trump Plaza casino plan to keep it shut for at least 10 years as a tax-saving measure…

        The deed restriction would apply to anyone who might buy the property over the next 10 years; it could be canceled if a buyer is willing to pay Trump Entertainment an unspecified “release fee” to cancel the restriction. Company CEO Robert Griffin would not say Sunday what the price would be to cancel the deed.” Daily News, AP, 6/29/2015

        “Interviews with about 15 laborers helping renovate the Old Post Office Pavilion revealed that many of them had crossed the U.S-Mexico border illegally before they eventually settled in the Washington region to build new lives.” Washington Post, Olivo, July 6, 2015

        • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 10:43 am #

          “…but Trump said his business ventures have done increasingly well over the last year.”

          this is Trump’s one punch line. He exaggerates EVERYTHING, his wealth, the “Luxury” of his properties, himself…

          Anyone who did Finance or Real Estate in NYC is RICH. His wealth is unstable; he can’t take it out of NYC and he can’t continue his pyramid with a base built on Chinese purchasers.

      • Karah1.0 July 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

        Branding is the game for a lot of American celebrities.

        Arnold S. and Ronald Reagan are celebrated actors who broke into the world of politics and succeeded in changing history.

      • elysianfield July 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

        ” We ate his lunch.”

        WE? Are you speaking as the self-appointed “representative of the Jewish-Americans” on this site, or do you have a mouse in your pocket?

      • pequiste July 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm #


        If, as your post suggests, you consider yourself a “We…” as in one of the Banksters of NY, then YOU are truly the enemy of the people and not only of this nation but of the entire world.

        Additionally, if you are truly and proudly a Bankster; a pox on you and your house.

    • abbybwood July 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Chris Martenson’s latest on the banksters:

      • CancelMyCard July 20, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

        Chris Maretnson doesn’t know shit from shineola.

  28. nsa July 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    In 2008, a reporter visited vietnam and talked to mccain’s jailers, who reported they all got along great and mccain signed everything placed in front of him….and most supported Johnnie in his prez bid. All poopooed the torture story as wartime malarkey. Yup….we here in Ft. Meade and Langley concocted the mccain hero/torture story to get our asset johnnie a senate seat in return for his admiral father’s whitewashing of the USS Liberty massacre…….

  29. shabbaranks July 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Well, by that logic, Donald Trump is an honest man since during yesterday’s ABC News interview with Martha Raddatz, Trump declared the Vietnam War another wrong war. That would explain his student deferments and later medical deferment in the draft.

    I think you need to worry less about historical battles and focus on the battle ahead: keeping the Hillarious Lying Clinton and her toxic admixture of dissembling corrupt cronyism and weak-form identity politics as far away from the presidency as possible.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

      Yes, he’s not the War Hero on a White Horse or Mr Kunstler’s God tormented Lieutenant from Fallujah – but he’s saying most of the right things. And my God – he refuses to apologize for being Right or White.

      In other words, he’ll do for now. He’s not the Coming King, but perhaps one of his forerunners.

      The best of Western Tradition – including our own Founders – dismissed Democracy as a failure. Why can’t people get that? The true America is a Republic – completely compatible with Heroes and willing to listen to their message.

  30. July 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

    hair are best dyed orange, not blue or purple.
    Orange is a warm welcoming color.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

      You’re better than this Marzo. Many ancient Greek heroes had red hair.

      As for Orange, it is a warm, vibrant color. That’s why fast food paints their wall this color – to encourage people to get up and leave.

      • CancelMyCard July 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm #


        If Jimmy painted the backdrop to this comments section
        Would that get you to leave?

        Permanently, Hopefully.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

          There’s no America without the White Race. Everyone else could leave and we’d be fine – and more than fine. But we “go”, it’s over. The very simple truth.

  31. July 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    The Donald would loose some if not all of his appeal if his hair were dyed blue, but at least he not playing his “military record” card

  32. wpa--ccc July 20, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    JHK: “I’ve proposed for many years that we are all set up to welcome a red-white-and-blue, corn-pone Nazi political savior type. I don’t think Donald Trump is it.”


    Walker, the new Wisconsin Joseph McCarthy, is the savior. Walker has the Koch brothers behind him. Trump is a sideshow, a distraction.

    • BackRowHeckler July 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

      Who does Clinton have behind her?

      George Soros?

      • Being There July 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

        I already saw her hanging out with Lloyd Blankfein at a fundraiser….

        Given we are in living in the global Casino Royal of speculation?

        I figure just about all the “billionarez playas” right and left.

        If Hill wins she’ll owe them something…so let’s say that while you are stuck playing the Red and Blue teams, I assure you the Big Boyz are playing both ends against the middle.

        They can never lose.

        • Yuri Sowryteski July 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

          It’s almost as if the centralization of money were somehow systemic …

    • Being There July 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

      Walker has already demonstrated some tactics of appointing people to positions that should be filled by those elected by the people.

      He may very well be poised for this. Too bad he didn’t earn a college degree, but who on the left will play the Trump and demand to see his college degree?

      • BackRowHeckler July 20, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

        I think Trump got an MBA from The Wharton school.

        • Being There July 23, 2015 at 9:26 am #

          I said will anyone on the left play the Donald in this race to ask Walker to see his diploma. It’s Walker who didn’t earn one.

  33. BackRowHeckler July 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Read British author Richard Grant’s book about his wanderings around the Sierra Madre in Mexico in 2009; you won’t be surprised why people are so desperate to get out of there and head ‘El Norte’: a violent, failed, brutal, bloody, corrupt narco state, where the police and army are in league with the criminals, and the ordinary folk are kept in line with copious applications of arbitrary rape and murder. Grant calls Mexicans moving into the US, about 1/3 of the population now, as one of the greatest mass migrations in human history, which, among other things, has destabilized the United States, and perhaps hastened its end.


    • SouthwestObserver July 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

      I have relatives, Mexicans all, that live in Chihuahua, MX. They live in a fairly remote rural area in the mountains that’s about two hours away from Nuevo Casas Grandes. For several years now they have been telling us how civil authority has broken down. Here are a few descriptions and anecdotes to illustrate.

      When the narco traffickers first took over the area one of the first things that everyone learned is that you don’t drive around after sundown because that’s when lots of the violence takes place. Everyone learned to race home and get inside before the sun went down. People learned to fear being caught outdoors in the dark. (This has also become true in cities like Ciudad Juarez.) If you did stay out for some reason you learned to fear seeing headlights in your rear view mirror because if anyone was following you most likely it was the narco traffickers and they stop anyone and everyone that they want with impunity. And they can make you pull over. And they do pull everyone over. They ask where you are going and what business you have in the area. And you’ll answer because while they are talking to you they are brandishing AK-47s. And unless you feel really confident that you can take them on and win or that you can outrun them you realize that it’s better just to cooperate and answer their questions.

      The second thing you learn is that you shouldn’t buy a new vehicle, especially a new truck. If they see you have a new truck or car they stop you and want to know where you got it and how you paid for it. Why? They want to know who you work for. They want to know if you work for a rival cartel or gang because that’s one of the only ways someone in the region is going to have money to buy a new vehicle. And if they like your vehicle, they’ll just take it. Too bad for you. Likewise if you have a relative who lives in the US and is visiting and has a new truck or a truck that isn’t readily available in Mexico and a cartel member likes that person’s truck, they’ll just take it. Again, too bad for you.

      The third thing you learn is that the same rules about just taking trucks if they like them applies to pretty young girls.

      The fourth thing you learn is that if you have a business you’ll need to pay protection money. And if you don’t they’ll shut you down or kill you. Many people have shuttered their homes and small businesses and fled to the US because of this.

      The only people that stay in this area of Chihuahua are the people who are from the ejidos or collective farms. They stay because they have ties to the land and because they know how to get along with the traffickers because back in the 90’s when growing marijuana was the big cash crop in that area people learned how to get along with drug traffickers because they were part of the pipeline then. So they understand the cartel members.

      An anecdote: A while after the drug traffickers took over in the area lots of petty criminals started taking advantage of the lack of civil authority. On one occasion at one of the few gas stations in the area some young toughs stopped to fill up. They told the gas station attendant to give them gas even though they had no money. Besides, they promised him they’d come back later and pay. When he insisted that they pay now, they beat him up and left him lying on the floor of the gas station. The next customers to come along were narco traffickers. They found the attendant and asked him what happened. He told them. They told him they’d take of it. The next day the young “toughs” were found outside of town. They were dead and had been tortured.

      Another anecdote: A young Mexican that had lived here in the US in violation of immigration laws had returned to this area in Chihuahua. While he’d lived in the US he had engaged in lots of theft and robbery of cars and homes. He was never caught here. He and another friend from Mexico regularly engaged in crime in the US. To them it was amusing. After a few years of that life here they went back to Chihuahua because things were getting a little “hot” for them here in Albuquerque. Back in Chihuahua they started living the same kind of larcenous and criminal life they’d lived here. The narcos caught them and gave them a warning. One young man settled down. The other didn’t and kept on stealing and causing trouble. The narcos caught him and tortured him. They killed him and left his dismembered body in area where the townspeople would be sure to find him.

      I know more anecdotes but these should suffice to give an idea about life in Chihuahua right now. Mexicans from Nuevo Casas Grandes can take a bus that goes directly from there to Albuquerque, NM and get here in about 8 to 10 hours. What I’m talking about is not that far from where I live. There are lots of Mexican drug traffickers in Albuquerque, but they are inconspicuous because there are so many Mexicans living here. In the last 20 years, culturally, the border with Mexico has moved from El Paso, TX and Columbus, NM to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. One sees that change every day. I don’t want that narco culture to be here in Albuquerque. I don’t want it in the US. I don’t want our lives to deteriorate to the point it has in Chihuahua. That’s why I support Donald Trump. He is the only candidate out there that seems to understand the reality of immigration and what it brings with it and is willing to say something about it.

      • wayfarer July 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

        I live in AZ. The word I hear from a number of sources that winter in Mexico is that once you get through the crust, say 150 miles, Mexico gets pretty nice, even for gringos. But the crust should definitely be crossed during the day. The exception being the first 1/4 mile of border which is lined with mostly first rate doctors and dentists that pay to keep it safe. To get cheap dental service many Arizonans park on the U.S. side and walk across.

        Charles Bowden, a Tucson newspaper man if I remember right, wrote the book Murder City about Ciudad Juárez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso. I think he died last year.

        • LeoH July 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

          I’m not of Anglo heritage. Mexicans are suspicious of them. Once they understood I wasn’t a real gringo they were nice to work with. I’m still upset they executed Maximilian in Queretaro….

      • Jimmy Drinkwater July 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

        When the Roman Empire was in decline and floundered, the Visigoths and Vandals chipped away at it’s borders eventually leading to the multiple sacking of Rome.

        The narco gangs are the modern equivalent, presently chipping away at our border.

        • BackRowHeckler July 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

          Hey Jim those narco gangs aren’t at just the border they’re right in the White House setting policy, in the guise of La Raza.


  34. July 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m not concerned about the Donald as much as I am about his supporters, they speak for the condition of the America psyche….

    • SouthwestObserver July 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

      Regarding your concerns about the supporters of Donald Trump and what they say about the American psyche, could you do me the favor of reading what I wrote above about why I support Mr. Trump. Then please tell me what it says about my psyche.

  35. July 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    the Donald wants to bomb Iran and “take their oil” which is in essence what most conservatives want: another war
    kill them all and let God sort them out
    it will be interesting to see if congress will approve the Iranian deal…

  36. seawolf77 July 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    Trump is more right than he knows. John McCain was an absolute catastrophe of a naval combat aviator. He crashed 5 planes! Normally one and you’re done, but it helps to have an admiral father. When he was a war prisoner it is fairly well known he sang like a canary. This is just like George HW Bush being a war hero when he bailed out of a 3 man plane as the pilot and his two man crew perished. He must have had his hand on the chicken switch from the start. Fact is a war hero is an oxymoron. Often as not, it is the politics of war hero worship that gets the job done. We want to believe that our guys kill, maim, mutilate, desecrate, and torture with dignity, class and mercy.

  37. nina July 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    It appears all he has under the wolverine is criticism, hatred and anger, not rational,debate worthy solutions. He simply isn’t capable of seeing himself.

    … and that fits right in with this country’s thug populations which is the only base he will ever have. Unfortunately, regardless of who we think we are, the thugs, by far, outnumber thinking, compassionate people.

    There is the more and more likely possibility he is an intentional sideshow. He wouldn’t realize that at all in the running phase, nor would his base.

    • russ July 20, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      Very good analysis.

    • SpeedyBB July 24, 2015 at 10:21 am #

      I’m sorry, but while I find this a very interesting suggestion, I do not follow you. Are you saying he’s a stalking horse, and if so who is manipulating him?

      The klown-kar of putative Republican presidential candidates is more amazing and bizarre than ever in the past. And to think we considered Barry Goldwater “extreme”.

  38. Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    What is an apology? Hasn’t it become the equivalent of a Stalinist confession or a Catholic Heretic recanting? They are trying to destroy this man and he knows it. Thus he’s not going to help them by “apologizing”. For what? Telling the Truth about the worthless John McCain – a vicious media creation of the Elite?

    Trump obviously respects veterans and real heroes. C’mon. His general point is also valid: something bad happening to someone doesn’t make them a hero. Thank the usual suspects for changing the meaning of this word as they have changed the meaning of “gay”. As Confucius said, the first step towards reform is the “rectification of names” or using words correctly.

  39. Being There July 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    Bottom line?

    In time we will see what else he brings up and maybe we’ll figure out for whom he is running interference or what purpose he serves, since I am convinced he doesn’t want to be PODUS.

    I say the banksters, but we can all in the heat of the summer take the Nestea plunge…..Anybody care to take a stab?

    I don’t expect he will continue being popular and surly regardless whether you think he has an valid points, you’ve gotta figure that fighting one battle after another is going to be very unattractive down the line.

  40. SouthwestObserver July 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    I couldn’t care less that Donald Trump has orange hair. I couldn’t care less what he says about John McCain because McCain has always been an enabler of illegal immigration. I couldn’t care less that Donald Trump has been married before and is on his 3rd trophy wife. I couldn’t care less if people think he’s garish and a loud-mouth. I couldn’t care less what names they call him. I don’t care about any of those things because he is the only candidate that is saying the truth about immigration, especially immigration from Mexico. And he’s not backing down and he’s not apologizing. Good for him! It’s about time that we had someone in the public sphere who’s calling out the Mexican government and the Mexican wealthy class for their policies. If the United States would be doing to Mexico what Mexico is doing to us (immigration policies, interference in US internal affairs, etc.) Mexico would have already been crying and accusing the US of engaging in war against them. Why don’t US politicians realize that Mexico is engaging in provocative and warlike policies against the US?

    Donald Trump is the only one that seems to understand that.

    • hineshammer July 20, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

      As someone else on this thread mentioned, illegal immigration from the south isn’t the problem, it’s more of a symptom to the many problems created, in large part, by our policies. Donald Trump will never understand that. He doesn’t have the capacity to. Beside, immigration is just one of many issues a Trump president (lord help us) would have to deal with.

  41. Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    How many immigrants would be enough? There can never be enough to those infected by toxic compassion and cat lady logic. Combine this with the cold and low calculation of schemers for votes and cheap labor and you have the perfect shit storm that may mercifully end America sooner rather than later.

    A few decades ago, even a Mexican Labor Leader like Caesar Chavez knew better than to push an agenda like this. The precipitous decline of commonsense and the rule of law can only be described by Poe’s short story Descent into the Maelstrom.

  42. Ron Anselmo July 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    If immigration created upward pressure on wages, it would be addressed immediately. As it stands, with immigration creating and maintaining downward pressure on wages, nothing will be done.

    For Big Business to suggest immigration is a problem, is highly hypocritical. They know full well that they are the greatest beneficiary of immigration (low wages). Same ol’, same ol’, privatize the profits while socializing the costs.

    • Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

      Exactly. They can have their cake and eat it too when they don’t have to pay the taxes to fund the socialized costs on top of it. Life is good on the shore, but even better off of it.

  43. wayfarer July 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Just a thought, but Trump seems to be doing the Dimos much more good than the Pubs. Is this intentional? He is not that stupid.

    • Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

      No. The GOP is dead and he’s just hurrying the burial. This, ultimately, is better for conservative voters.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 10:32 pm #

        Nay more – he’s personally burying the wimps, simps, stuffed suits and hypocrites. It’s great to see a Master at work.

        When is a Democrat going to do the same for their party?

  44. Exscotticus July 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    Let’s play Devil’s advocate (and in the case of Trump, this may well be more than just a figure of speech). If John McCain is a hero, it’s not because of actions he undertook of his own volition; he’s not a Chris Kyle type of hero. If we’re going to call McCain a hero, then I guess all POWs are heroes. Should we leave out veterans? Of course not! They are heroes as well. Of course what defines a veteran is tricky. What about those actively serving but not engaged in hostilities? What about prior military who never saw action? Doesn’t matter. They’re all heroes. What about those who wanted to serve but were rejected for medical or other reasons? Heroes, I say! What about fire fighters? Of course they’re heroes. Should we leave out our brave men and women in law enforcement? No we should not. Heroes one and all! What about… And by the time we’re done, it might be easier to identify those of us who are not heroes–like Trump himself. Point is, when you abuse terms of endearment, by applying them so liberally to so many, they tend to lose their meaning.

    McCain may indeed be a hero, and you would think he of all people would understand what torture is and why it’s wrong. But he signed off on torture with the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (which prohibited the military but not the CIA from using torture), and the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (providing retroactive immunity from criminal and civil prosecutions for previous instances of alleged torture).

    Finally, in 2008, McCain voted against a measure that would have explicitly barred the CIA and other agencies from using tactics like waterboarding. When the bill passed, McCain encouraged Bush to veto it, which Bush did. McCain’s reason? “I said there should be additional techniques allowed to other agencies of government as long as they were not torture. I was on the record as saying that they could use additional techniques as long as they were not cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.” What techniques is McCain referring to? Well waterboarding for one. But also stress positions, hypothermia, severe sleep deprivation, severe sensory deprivation, threats to detainees and their families, etc. McCain doesn’t consider any of this as torture. And I don’t consider anything McCain has done (or had done to him) as being heroic.

  45. sestants July 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

    This post is so frustrating. You think any meaningful dialogue will come from Repubs/Tea Party about immigration? I don’t know where to begin. I’ll start with your blaming the democrats.

    After Obama was elected, he deported 40,000 in 2008. That’s 8 times the level of deportations than any given year in the Bush administration. That’s right: Democrats have deported more immigrants than any conservative administration. 396,906 people were deported in 2011. Before policy change, Obama had deported one million people.

    Why did the O administration change policy? Meatpackers. In 2011, various poultry concerns went before congress and begged them to stop deporting their workers. So, on June 17th, 2011, immigration policy was scuttled by the Morton Memo, written by John Morton, Obama’s top immigration material. It eased up on strict deportation laws and allowed a steady and reliable disposable workforce for meatpacking and industrial agriculture.

    Of course, Republicans lost their minds and accused O-B of flying open the gates of the border in the name of Kunstler’s brand of bleeding heart “we’re a nation of immigrants” horseshit. Obviously that’s not what happened: the bottom lines of massive corporations were impacted by Democrats actually ENFORCING the law. So lobbyists insisted that this could not stand. And it didn’t.

    For Donald Trump to demand a huge wall be built makes him out to be politically retarded. He would alienate so much corporate money that he should be laughed off of the world. For Kunstler to blame bleeding heart liberalism for the problem is almost–almost–as naïve. This goes beyond party affiliation to the heart of corporate power over the political process. For the Kunts to believe otherwise should get him laughed off the web.

    Want to have a real conversation about the immigration problem? Then you must discuss global capitalism. The reason immigrants come here is because of, oh, I dunno, stuff like NAFTA (passed on Clinton’s watch) which flooded Mexico with cheap corn, sending countless local farmers either north or to the noose. We’re talking about some of the poorest people in the world (or, as Kunstler refers to them, “the landscapers”). They have the choice of working for nothing for multinationals back home or risking their lives to make marginally more for the same corporations who destroyed their homelands.

    In short, Kunstler is pissing–once again–on the poor, making fun of the Right (too easy, mind you), blaming spineless liberals while not knowing what the fuck he’s talking about. You want to solve the immigration crisis? Go after global capital. Too big of a target for you? Well I guess we should just enjoy our slave picked tomatoes.

    • LeoH July 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

      Whether slaves, Chinese labor or labor from Latin America, profit is king. Until the whole house of cards comes crashing down, Adam and John Maynard’s philosophy will prevail at the expense of the community.

      • russ July 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

        Heck yes. And if, as ‘sestants’ alludes to, we thought NAFTA was bad, wait until we get a load of the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership and the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

        Any community ideas on how local food production, health concerns, etc., might get handled will get hauled before an unelected panel of corporate interests to decide how much they need to be reimbursed for lost profits due to your local efforts.

        What was it Franklin said in answer to a question about ‘what kind of government?’ were we going to have?

        ‘A Republic, if you can keep it’ was the reply, I believe.

        Well – when these Pacts are enacted – with the Devil, with international corporations (same thing, come to think of it) the last vestiges of the former Republic will be gone forever.

        How does the Pledge go – ‘I pledge allegiance, to the Republic, of the United States of America…’

        Seems to me if it is plain that the Republic no longer exists, you are released from the pledge.

        And that is also why we are going to Balkanize like a mo fo in the not distant future.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

          Well said. No doubt they’ll ramp up the Patrio crap even more to try drown out the voices of sanity. A good war with Iran lead by Trump would work nicely.

          • sprawlcapital July 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm #


    • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 10:50 am #

      “For the Kunts to believe otherwise should get him laughed off the web.”


  46. newworld July 20, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    I’m a Trump supporter for now simply because he is a weapon to be used against Cultural Marxism, I want my freedom from the liars and other evil kind that speak in terms like “racist, sexist and homophobe.”

    Trump will drop out and then I hope Jim Webb is still in the race, because at least the author of “Born Fightin” considers me a human being and not a caricature from that sophomoric bastard Howard Zinn’s “History.”

    Then when the machine grinds him up I’ll support an issues candidate like Scott Walker, my third choice because he simply wants to defenestrate the clergy of Political Correctness the tenured spoiled and rotten corrupt professors.

  47. Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    I disagree with the author. The dust-up over Trump’s comments mostly demonstrates the ignorance of Americans when it comes to even basic vocabulary. A veteran and a hero are not interchangeable. A hero requires a heroic act. Getting shot down and captured are not acts of heroism. Neither is merely enduring, or surviving, torture. He deserves pity at most. He failed at his mission. The reality is that McCain has milked both the ignorance and respect that comes with being a wounded vet for all that its worth. He has used his POW veteran credentials to urge every war, every bombing campaign that has come across the Senate floor. He uses his status as an entitlement that provokes no questioning. He was a POW after all, he’s entitled to want to bomb every perceived enemy. Yet, McCain and his closet-case amigo, Lindsey Graham, the neocon wet-dream, are always there when you want a war in the mid-east. Doesn’t matter that the Vietnam war was a nadir, well perhaps until Iraq, in American imperialism, and McCain should have learned from the wasted lives and wasted resources… nope, he’s a slave to the military industrial complex, he’s a ward of them, they gave him his education, his career… and his BS hero status. We’d all be better with him back in some tiger cage in Southeast Asia.

  48. sprawlcapital July 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    JHK–Our cities (with a few exceptions) face contraction.
    Headline in today’s Des Moines Register: D.M.-area home sales up 22%.

    Des Moines is one of the few exceptions, and that’s very bad news, when you consider that each acre of Iowa land converted to housing, strip malls and fast-food grease pits is one acre of the best farmland in the world destroyed. Black soil and plenty of rain–that’s Iowa farmland. Compare that to drought-parched California, where the soil is also good, but needs irrigation.

    The fact that metro Des Moines is growing–and in the process destroying a world-class land resource–makes Des Moines the sprawl capital of the nation, and of the world.

  49. Therian July 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    This week’s CFN chronicle was really funny. I especially liked: “My peeps in the old Democrat fold are the worst, of course, because they are not even capable of stating the plain truth that an illegal immigrant is something more than just ‘undocumented,’ as if some bureaucratic error were made in God’s intake stack.”

    Trump is a total asshole but you’ve got to like a guy who ramrods uncomfortable issues with head … no matter what you think of his haircut. No gilding the lily with that guy. I just wonder how many more murders have to be committed by Muslims and Mexicans inside our borders before we deal with the immigrant issue like intellectually honest human beings.

    We are certainly being set up for a “corn pone Nazi” but I’m not at all sure that this isn’t what we deserve for ignoring the wolf at the door for so many decades.

    • Frankiti July 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      At the door? He’s in the penthouse at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave setting embers to the foundations… of everything.

  50. FincaInTheMountains July 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

    Don’t know who is paying for that quasi-Nazi political show Mr. Trump is running (you gotta be crazy to believe guy is shelling out his own money), but their goal is obvious: see how far the National Socialist ideas could go in modern America.

    I sincere hope they are going to be disappointed and find out that it’s still mostly F. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” America and J. Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country” America and even R. Nixon’s détente and “peaceful coexistence” America, not Nazi T-4 America.

  51. wpa--ccc July 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    JHK–Our cities (with a few exceptions) face contraction.


    Like Des Moines, many cities with less than one million population are growing. The trend is that the ex-urbs and suburbs are losing people to the dense urban areas of cities.

    Many cities over one million are also growing faster than the burbs… for example Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Washington DC, Seattle, Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Jose, Nashville, Dallas, Phoenix, Boston, Houston, Columbus, San Francisco, El Paso, San Diego, El Paso, Indianapolis, New York, Jacksonville, etc. There are cities growing more slowly than the U.S. as a whole: Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia. Detroit is contracting.

    Jobs are in the cities: government employment, tech companies, and the biggest universities are in cities.

    • dannyboy July 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

      Cities are very sociable. Leads to greater accomplishments. Also, see: “Sex and the City”.

      unless you are a doomer

      • sprawlcapital July 21, 2015 at 7:11 am #


        New York City may be sociable. The suburbs of Des Moines, built out on that flat, black farmland, where people drive everywhere, are not very sociable. As for accomplishments, a cubicle job at an insurance company pays for the suburban house and the car to commute–that’s about the extent of it.

        • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 10:56 am #


          I find myself in the unenviable position of defending nyc and Judism on this site, because my family (4 generation nyers) loved nyc when they arrived. Can’t say much about Des Moines (although I have spent some time in small-town Iowa).

      • elysianfield July 21, 2015 at 11:37 am #

        Sex and the City”.

        Finally… a well-honed cultural reference….

        • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

          Is this a criticism of fun and sex?

  52. Buck Stud July 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Southwest Observer writes:

    “I read, write and speak Spanish fluently and have spent most of my life living with, working with and dealing with Mexicans from Mexico and Mexican-Americans. And Mexicans are different. They have very different values especially regarding rules and laws and whether or not one should respect them and follow them. Mexicans view laws as generally irrelevant and things to be overcome, not things that should be followed. Corruption is so endemic to the Mexican character that a Mexican will view anyone who things that laws should be followed as someone weak and ridiculous. That’s why Mexico is as corrupt as it is and why the whole country is a mess.”

    Of course Mexico and the Mexicans never learned anything bad from Texans and certainly not from the California Land Act of 1851. No, all of those American squatters squatting on Mexican owned land and then submitting claims to the land they squatted on in corrupt American courts in which Mexican land owners had to prove beyond outrageous and ridiculous means that they were the rightful land owners.

    Of course many rightful Mexican land owners were swindled out of their land by pure-as-white-driven-snow American courts and land squatters.

    I know, I’m ‘reaching to far back in time” since it will contradict the narrative being pushed by so many here But the facts remain as they say. At any rate, all of this ‘American morality” you champion is certainly not innate; history cannot be abbreviated that much in favor of fantasy yarns.

    But you do spin some good yarns I will admit. However, something doesn’t feel right to me as you sew with a thread too big for the pattern as the saying goes. I sense that you might be one from the Janos Clan.

    • Buck Stud July 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm #


      No, all of those American squatters squatting on Mexican owned land and then submitting claims to the land they squatted on in corrupt American courts in which Mexican land owners had to prove beyond outrageous and ridiculous means that they were the rightful land owners were the moral ones who never taught Mexicans a thing or two about corruption.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

      Many have spoken thus of Mexico. Many. Yet you show scant knowledge of the culture even though surrounded by the squat squatters in your Denver area compound, like a semi-White polar bear brought to bay by seals.

      Do you know how some boys glamorize criminals and others cops? You think these are equally bad – they’re not. One adolescent infatuation at least allows for some level of civilization, though not the best. The other does not. Popular Mexican Culture completely embraces the outlaw ideal. Perhaps one could argue that this simply means the Civilization isn’t legitimate. Perhaps, since the people aren’t White but they are ruled by Whites. Make no mistake: the monster civilization of the Aztecs wants to come back. The Church recently suppressed a Cult of “Saint Death” – a female goddess of murder. If allowed, the Gangsters would topple the Government and fight amongst themselves until one ruled Supreme – the new Emperor.

      Btw, the idea that highly developed criminal gangs police their territory is well established. The Mafia used to do it and Whitey Bulger did so in South Boston. You might want to read some of the books Fred Reed has written about Mexico. But for today, this must suffice:

    • Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

      Ed Abbey agreed with you, calling the WASPS the meanest tribe of them all. We didn’t conquer this continent by playing nice after all – nor will we keep even a piece of it that way either. Buck up and put away your foolish idealism. There’s work to be done.

      Abbey considered the Mexican invasion an ecological disaster and blew people’s mind by referring to them once or twice as an inferior race. He was one of us for sure. Don’t know about this gentleman, though he makes some excellent points.

      • BackRowHeckler July 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm #

        Lonely are the Brave

      • Buck Stud July 21, 2015 at 12:36 am #

        Isn’t it ironic: Neither you or Asoka/WPA will stay on topic. My comment to Southwest Observer specifically pertained to his claims of Mexican corruption versus American morality. And your citation/statement –“WASPS the meanest tribe of them all. We didn’t conquer this continent by playing nice after all”–basically validates my objection to SW Observer’s claims.

        But in championing ‘might makes right’ you fall back into the Thrasymachus camp or ‘the unjust’ argument. But SW Observer was making very specific claims regarding race and superior ethics. And once again you ignore Kant’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ for it’s own rational sake dictum. As Kant wrote–and pardon the repetition– if everyone were to adapt lying as standard operating procedure then lying would undercut it’s effectiveness because no intelligent person would believe anything anyone said. Thus, lying is also an inherently irrational way to live.

        Fortunately most people intuitively grasp this dynamic although many operate not for the sake or ethics/rationality but as a result of extrinsic motivation,i.e, religion, etc. But a predominantly rational society is also the perfect soil for corruption to plant seeds and lay eggs because rational people assume that most people are ethical and moral: Enter the tactical advantage of terrorism. When trust abounds back doors remain unlocked–easy pickings for the corrupt.

        Or at least until the break in or until some despicable gringo skips out on paying his illegal workers at which point greater society begins to factionalize into disparate groups making claims for themselves.

        Anyway, how does one make claims to the ethical high ground while simultaneously lauding the Thrasmachus argument?

        • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 1:02 am #

          Easy. As Jefferson said, survival is the first morality. The moral quest doesn’t end there but there it begins. Thus the whole White PC quest for moral perfection thru racial suicide is revealed as a fraud. I suggest you repent of it.

          Every other race has established countries in the same way – thus is your Kantian thrust parried. As the Sufis said, Christ showed the way to the other world while Mohammad showed the way in this world and the next. One can’t make it in this world with just the New Testament – one needs the Old as well with its teachings about property, marriage, fertility, money, and war. Trying to get along with just the New Testament like you Neo Puritans attempt just makes you all into mean spirited sneaks and hypocrites, who make pronouncements but don’t live by them. Carefully looking out for your own personal interests, you gleefully throw other Whites to the multi-hued mob.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 1:44 am #

          And furthermore, you are the one who disbelieves in the Transcendent or Supernatural. So why do you get all up in high dudgeon when people act natural, seeking territory like any other group of baboons, chimps, lemurs, lions, or ants?

          Haven’t you heard? Seen? Or perhaps you never looked? Life lives on life. Satan is Rex Mundi – King of this World. As Yoda said, either do or don’t do. If you want to not kill, then become a Monk. Some traditions even have a ceremony for novices where he dies to the world – typically shaving the head and getting your robes. But you want to not fight and kill, yet still be in the world? In competition with groups that do both of these? How does that make sense? Ok, let other Whites do it for you? No, you wont let them do that either. Madness in other words. You want opposite things at the same time.

          A few of the most advanced of your Cult know what they are doing. They glory in the chaos and suffering they are causing – and even embrace their own coming martyrdom. I don’t think you are anywhere near this conscious. Whatever your aesthetic sensibilities, in this regard you are just a muggle, unable to live with conscious imperfection so you pretend it isn’t a happening. At lest the Liberal Satanists are consistent, conscious, and enjoying the agony they are inflicting.

  53. BackRowHeckler July 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    I think Trump is in a point in life where he can say anything he wants and not give a sh-t what anybody thinks. Also he has NYC written all mover him, as Dannyboy and BT must recognize.

    As far as immigration goes, just how many more people must we accept? There are perhaps 2-3 billion people in the 3rd world who would like to emigrate to the United States; are we obliged to take them all in? The rule now seems to be if you can make it here, by hook or by crook, then you’re in. Its estimated that by 2050 another 55 million will have come here. Are there jobs for all these people? Where will they live? How many will be a burden to the social welfare system? Will they be expected to assimilate, to speak English, to forego loyalty to their home countries? The US population is about 330 million right now … the zero population growth enthusiasts at Mother Earth News and the Sierra Club never weigh in about immigration, tho they like to lecture us not to have more than one Child.

    Just why do we need more foreigners inside the United States?

    I’m not trying to be provocative, these questions need to be answered.


    • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Yes, Trump has New York written on him. Can’t help in a national campaign.

    • cbeard July 24, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      I agree totally. All the new immigrants whether Mexican, Muslim, whatever their origin, seem to have no intention of assimilation. I do believe we need population stabilization and therefore zero population growth. The chance of that happening is practically nil.

  54. Janos Skorenzy July 20, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    Runners are not downhearted because they do not carry off the wrestler’s crown but take pride and pleasure in their own accomplishment. ‘Sparta is your portion: cultivate Sparta!’ So Solon said, ‘We shall not exchange our virtue for their wealth, for virtue is stable whereas money now one has, now another.’

    Plutarch’s essay “Contentment”

  55. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 12:10 am #

    1.) Donald Trump, 24 percent

    2.) Scott Walker, 13 percent

    3.) Jeb Bush, 12 percent

    4.) Mike Huckabee, 8 percent

    5.) Marco Rubio, 7 percent

    6t.) Rand Paul, 6 percent,

    6t.) Ben Carson, 6 percent

    8t.) Ted Cruz, 4 percent

    8t.) Rick Perry, 4 percent

    –ABC/WaPo Poll (July 16-19, 2015)

  56. ZrCrypDiK July 21, 2015 at 12:11 am #

    Did someone say, Art Bell is BACK?!? (101.1 10pm-1am) Clyde is *obsessed*… (my boyie clyde/alien abductions)

    T-Minus 50 minutes././././…

    • ZrCrypDiK July 21, 2015 at 2:22 am #

      Stop having wars… Believe DAT!

      Purple Heart thieves?!? rIII-GHT. GOOD LUCK WITH NO LEGS. (BEAT-STREET?!?)

  57. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 12:42 am #


    The Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, N.J. surveyed 452 Iowa voters likely to attend the Republican presidential caucuses. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6%.

    Here are the full poll results:

    Scott Walker: 22% (corn pone Nazi)

    Donald Trump: 13%

    Ben Carson: 8%

    Jeb Bush: 7%

    Ted Cruz: 7%

    Mike Huckabee: 6%

    Marco Rubio: 5%

    Rand Paul: 5%

    Bobby Jindal: 4%

    Rick Santorum: 3%

    Rick Perry: 3%

    Carly Fiorina: 3%

    John Kasich: 2%

    Chris Christie: 1%

    George Pataki: 1%

    Lindsey Graham: less than 1%

  58. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 12:44 am #

    Did someone say, Art Bell is BACK?!? (101.1 10pm-1am)


    Is that Nevada time?

    • ZrCrypDiK July 21, 2015 at 2:24 am #

      You *STUTTAH*!!! (struttah)

  59. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 2:45 am #

    Midnight in the Desert == Art Bell Test Show == July 19, 2015

  60. jloughrey July 21, 2015 at 3:07 am #

    I am a Democrat (actually a progressive since we only have two official party choices), and I think our immigration policy stinks. While life-long citizens disrobe and are probed in TSA lines at airports, illegals are pouring across our southern border unrestrained, and unchecked once they get here, bringing the accompanying problems of massive drug-running and depressing the work force for American workers by working for less. Political correctness has run amok, with trite phrases of “we are all immigrants” and “Mexicans will do the jobs that Americans won’t” (read: Americans aren’t willing to work for next to nothing). We may as well have no immigration policy at all, as virtually none of it is enforced, unless someone is actually trying to come here legally. The immense amount of money we already spend on fences, walls, border guards and checkpoints is hardly working now; if amnesty is granted to those already here illegally, there is nothing to keep millions more from pouring across our massively porous south border.

    Meanwhile, here in Portland, Oregon, we have an immigration problem of our own, as we are one of the few US cities not contracting, and is in fact, exploding in population. People are moving here in droves, mainly from California, presumably to escape the looming water catastrophe. Apartment, condo and home building is rampant, destroying our once-quaint neighborhoods, and traffic has become insufferable. Skyrocketing rents and housing prices are driving long-time residents out of town, with new apartments commanding upwards of $2,800 a month for two-bedroom units (with below-national median income, who can afford that?). Corrupt local government officials are more concerned with stuffing their pockets with newfound property tax revenue and exorbitant building permit fees than they are about rent control, or dealing with the impending mass exodus of Californians pouring into our state as they suddenly run out of water in the not-too-distant future. Of course, if the massive subduction earthquake occurs as reported in this week’s New Yorker magazine, all bets are off.

    Between what’s going on in the US, the impending European Union implosion, and third-world countries collapsing from weakened governments and radical religious groups–not to mention climate change and environmental collapse–there’s virtually nowhere left on this planet to run. The billionaires’ gated communities and isolated rural properties won’t be fortified enough to shut out the upcoming global humanitarian crisis.

    • BackRowHeckler July 21, 2015 at 3:42 am #

      Sounds like out in Portland you’re well into the future, maybe before anybody else, real trend setters. It doesn’t sound too pleasant.

      “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever”, George Orwell.

      That’s your next — and final — step out in Portland, Oregon.


    • BackRowHeckler July 21, 2015 at 3:45 am #

      also, now that they’re in the minority, white Californians might be leaving to escape Mexican squalor, crime, and 3rd world corruption. Why stay? California doesn’t seem so golden anymore.


      • malthuss July 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

        Been that way for 30 years. Over priced and over rated.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 3:57 am #

      Good schools, good air, water, less crime – all true and all code for fewer minorities: Portland is the Whitest big city in America. Meanwhile the native Portlandians are wracked with guilt because of it and are desperately bringing in as many 3rd Worlders as fast as they can.

      Thus the White Refugees are being betrayed by their Port of Refuge. Soon we will have to fight for our very survival on this continent – or ask Vlad for permission to cross the Bering Strait into Siberia.

      • malthuss July 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

        I recall news that — circa yr 2000 – 2005 –homes were 50k in Portland. And several foreclosures on one block.

        And the Blacks there complained about a ‘Whole Foods’ and Gentrification. hahahah

    • dclacy July 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      Gee, sounds like Seattle which is just below the most expensive city for housing on the North American Continent – Vancouver, BC.

      • malthuss July 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

        Seattle is another story.
        Amazon, Microsoft, etc.

        What does Portland have? Whites fleeing Cali.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

        Whites are losing Vancouver to the Chinese.

  61. KL Cooke July 21, 2015 at 3:22 am #

    “Anybody care to take a stab?”

    I’ve heard the theory that he’s running interference for Hillary. That he has a long relationship with the Clintons, and he’s keeping the Republican field stirred up stirred up. Presumably he’s betting that she’ll win and he can look forward to a nice quid pro quo.

    Similarly that Sanders is keeping the progressive elements of the Democrats from going to the fringe parties, with the plan of handing off as many as he can.

  62. FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 4:32 am #

    “There’s a fair chance that the wheels will come off the banking and monetary system well before the 2016 election.” – JHK

    If you think that America is not working on its deindustrialization problem, think again. The plan is called TTIP – Transatlantic Trade Agreement.

    During the Reaganomics time the task was: organize a new wave of technological progress, but for this purpose you needed free consumer demand, because otherwise innovative production wouldn’t be profitable. Part of the problem was solved by stimulating private demand with cheap credit, however, apparently, that was not enough.

    As a result, another mechanism was coined.

    Instead of offering US citizen jeans for $100, made in the USA at the cost of about $80, the producers began to build their plants in China. As a result, the cost has dropped to $4, and they’ve been selling them for $20. The $16 net profit was divided between the Chinese and American middlemen in the 1 to 3 ratio – so the $4 would go to Chinese and $12 to Americans.

    Today, the US got a problem. Since support private demand through cheaper credit becomes impossible (in the 2000s, the Fed’s discount rate has been lowered to the floor), and real unemployment is only growing, US is thinking on how to get out of situation. And they come up with the plan.

    Firstly, at least partially, restore the production inside the country. Yes, the cost of goods will increase, though not as significantly, since due to various reforms, including reducing the cost of energy. At the same time there will be jobs, the source of income for households, and therefore – increase in private demand.

    Secondly, US need an additional demand, which will compensate for the inevitable decline in credit incentives. It is available in EU – if US make them to buy American goods, and not to allow competitors from Turkey, China and Russia.

    Actually, Russia supplies mainly oil and gas – and with that problem US could deal, forcing the EU its own goods, albeit more expensive, but ideologically perfect. But for mass consumer goods such trick will not fly – they really should be cheaper.

    In the United States households consume more than they can in the framework of the equilibrium model, balancing income and the demand, by $3 trillion annually.

    Of course, the decline does not happen too fast. Assuming logic of crisis of the early 30s, the decline should be about 10% per year – that is, about $300 billion a year. It is this figure that EU should compensate. That is, the question is: can the European Union by reducing purchases in Russia, Turkey and China, and by reducing its own production, provide for the next 10 years the growth of purchases in the US at $300 billion a year?

    If you look at the aggregate trade turnover of Turkey, Russia and China and the EU, it is about 1 trillion a year. That is, it has potential to cover US problems for about three years.

    Next you need to provide a reduction in domestic EU production and switch them to the purchase of American products. Well, or reduce EU exports to the US, that is to release the internal US market. Let us not forget that part of the internal US market will be purged of Chinese products.

    Let’s not forget about another problem – American goods will be more expensive than the Chinese. That is, the purchasing power of US and EU households is bound to fall.

  63. bob July 21, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    Some people don’t get it the Donald is a super hero.Super heroes don’t languish in prisons getting the shit kicked out of them. Like Steeve McQueen they ride to freedom or Rambo style they blow up the whole dam camp. Super heroes can build really tall buildings and live on the top floor with beautiful women. Super heroes tell the truth at all cost not folding for a few bucks like mere mortals. Super heroes are different and can wear their hair any dam way they want.

  64. barbisbest July 21, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    With all due respect to J. McCain, he is also the man who said “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” and, he was also the man, if we recall, who was playing a video game on the floor of the senate during deliberations about whether to send troops into Syria, a move which the american people did not want, to say the least. Give peas a chance. (fact: Iran has not attacked or invaded any sovereign nation in over 200 years.)

    While on the subject of politics, thank you to Jewish Ameicans, a large portion of them who voted for Pres. Obama in 2008. As mediocre as he may be, we could have gotten worse. Thank you Mr.Prouty, wherever you are.

    • dannyboy July 21, 2015 at 11:01 am #

      As a representative of Jewish-Americans on this board, we appreciate the recognition.

    • Being There July 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

      I love peas. esp English Shelling peas.
      They’re almost past their season…..

  65. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    With all due respect to J. McCain, he is also the man who said “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.”


    McCain has damaged the country… What respect is due for someone who deliberately inflicted on the country, as Vice President, Sarah Palin?

  66. seawolf77 July 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Wouldn’t it be great if he came out in tights and a red cape with a big “T” on it. Now that would be newsworthy.

  67. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Republicans are the party of the billionaires. They have a billionaire running for president and he is in first place in many polls of Republican voters.

    Trump: “The people I relate to most is the middle class.”

  68. volodya July 21, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Global capital” as another commenter referred to it, is a good way to put it. “Global” because their only loyalty is to their own wealth and life of pleasure.

    But these “global” capitalists have a gran problema señor. That problem being a lot of MONEY.

    See, the narcotraficantes have interests and ambitions of their own. The narcos see the wealth and power of the globalists and the narcos see themselves sitting in those positions of power and wealth. If you were them wouldn’t you? And, from the perspective of the narco, why not ?

    Why can’t the narco take that money for himself? Well, why not?

    I mean, after all, the globalists themselves used sweet words and justifications and dollars to subvert the law and sell out the United States and then stole even more money by means of lies and fraud and deceit and manipulation.

    So, from the narco perspective, why are the Globalists better than the Latino peasant that fought (literally) with knife and gun to get to the top? Why should all that money and all those assets in New York banks belong to the Globalists? The narco got there the hard way, by risking his own life and getting his hands dirty. Who’s more deserving? Did the Globalist risk his life?

    In the eyes of the traficante those pussy CEOs in the corner suites with all those soft lawyers with all their documents and degrees must look like low hanging fruit. NO match for the tough, wily traficante. What good is some fat lawyer with a briefcase against a hard-bitten Andean Indian with a gun? If the American military can be deployed to kill for the interests of the globalists then who is the globalist to complain?

    Does anyone doubt that all the money that the traficante has can’t be used to do some subversion too? That being of political and legal institutions and law enforcement? If it could be done by the Globalist then why not by the narco?

    See, the globalist opened the southern border and insisted that it stay open for his own benefit. The globalist under-estimated the people the globalist would exploit. Not all of them are humble and docile peasants. Not all are content to stay that way. What do they want? They want MORE! The globalist can understand “more”, can’t he?

    Folks, is what you might call “blowback”.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      Volodya, ‘cmon, please! blowback, shmowback…

      Narcotraffic has been a long time integral part of global trade and global banking system, as well as major source of political funding.

  69. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm #


    If one country should leave the eurozone, economists argue, it’s not Greece — it’s Germany.

    “These economists’ basic premise is that Europe’s depressed economies, which include not just Greece, but Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy, would benefit tremendously from a cheaper currency. Devaluing the euro would help boost their exports and even spur domestic spending, as moderate price inflation would prompt consumers to lock in deals at current prices. But currently these mostly southern European countries are stuck with a currency value that is boosted by the inclusion of Germany and other wealthier European countries. High investor demand for a currency that includes the German juggernaut keeps the euro’s value relatively high.

    A German departure from the eurozone and return to the deutsche mark would reduce the euro’s value dramatically, providing Europe’s weaker economies with the cheaper currency they need to restore growth and competitiveness. Princeton economist Ashoka Mody imagines that other wealthy European nations like the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Finland would leave as well, possibly joining Germany in a new union. Their departures would lower the value of the euro even more, which would further benefit the continent’s weaker economies.”

  70. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    40% of Russia’s food is grown in Dacha gardens

    While the majority of citizens in developed nations rely on transported produce and packaged goods to satiate their grumbling stomachs, the people of Russia feed themselves. They have little need for large-scale agriculture, as their agricultural economy is small scale, predominantly organic, and in the capable hands of their nation’s people.…


    • FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

      You outa your mind. May be in early 90s, but I doubt it. Cant grow figgin grain in your backyard or on your dacha. Some salad, tomatoes, potatoes. But 40%????!!!

  71. seawolf77 July 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Where were these “patriots” and “Supporters of the Troops” when Swift Boaters were trashing Kerry and his Purple Heart? What a bunch of red hypocrites.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

      Why do you believe Kerry deserved it? Why do you believe him and not the troops accusing him?

      Red means Communism. And Blue is a conservative color. Obviously the colors were reversed to confuse the weak minded.

      • seawolf77 July 22, 2015 at 11:38 am #

        You’re a nitwit.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

          That’s an ad hominem, hump.

          • seawolf77 July 23, 2015 at 9:41 am #

            That’s a sentence, Maude.

  72. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Notice that Trump goes after Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, John Ellis Bush, Rubio, and other Republican candidates… except for Scott Walker.

    Trump does not criticize Walker, the Koch brothers’ candidate. Hmmm…

  73. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

    “You outa your mind. May be in early 90s, but I doubt it. Cant grow figgin grain in your backyard or on your dacha.” –Finca

    In 2011, dacha gardens produced over 80% of the country’s fruit and berries, over 66% of the vegetables consumed, almost 80% of the potatoes purchased, and nearly 50% of the nation’s milk supply – much of it consumed raw.

    Different from cities in Europe and USA, Russian cities boast a number of small corner shops selling local grown food in all shapes, colors, sizes, and conditions. This is likely because in 2003 the Russian government signed the Private Garden Plot Act into law, which entitled citizens to private plots of land for free. These plots range from 0.89 hectares to 2.75 hectares, and allow the people to contribute to their own food sovereignty.

    It might be argued that the ability to control the production, distribution, and quality of foods is now one of the most important freedoms a nation has. With the power of food production in the hands of the people, entitled corporations and market institutions are prevented from dominating the global food system.

    Russia is not the only nation to produce such a large amount of its own food. Havana, Cuba reported producing 90% of its city’s produce from local urban farms and gardens.


    • FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Gardening was and is extremely popular in Russia. My mom used to have one, but hardly had any success having me work there.

      My best estimate – for devoted gardeners anywhere between 2 – 5%, mostly pickled and preserved for the winter.

  74. FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    “If one country should leave the eurozone, economists argue, it’s not Greece — it’s Germany”

    Germans just love it there. They are actually buying the Eurozone and successfully building their Viertes Reich – Fourth Reich.

    Very few people actually paid attention to who is now the main holders of Greek debt: EFSF- 131 billion. (43,6%), the ECB – 36 billion. (12%), the IMF – 21 billion. (7%).

    So, the largest holder of the Greek debt is EFSF – European Financial Stability Facility – the IMF’s double on a European scale. And guess what: Germany holds a 33% of the voting block, effectively giving them the veto power. Just like US holds a veto power in IMF on the global scale.

    So, who is the man of the house now?

  75. Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    The final stroke of doom? Or the end of the beginning? With our backs against the wall and nowhere to run, will we at last fight back?

    Obama is now rivaling Ted Kennedy as the most destructive single person in American history. If Hillary gets in, she will complete his work and end America as we know it. It may be for the best if you believe worse is better.

    • malthuss July 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      I d say ‘Lincoln, Jacob Javits, Obama’.

      Teddy ‘only 5000 immigrants will move here once the NOO act is changed.’

    • pequiste July 22, 2015 at 1:42 am #

      NIce try Janos, but you missed the two monsters who will have caused the destruction of the once great U.S.of A:
      Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon B(eelzebub) Johnson.

      Wilson set the destruct mechanism in motion with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, American intervention in World War I, and let’s not forget his role in the disastrous Treaty of Versailles which most historians opine lead to WWII.

      And then there is that evil bastard LBJ who ensured the demise of the greatest country ever to occupy space on Earth. Vietnam War; Great Society (War On Poverty;) Immigration and Nationality Act (1965,) removal of constitutional coinage (1965,) Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968 (can you teach those illegal alien kids in Urdu s.v.p.) and the Voting Rights Act (1965) which provided for people to vote in aforementioned Urdu too (so much for the glue of linguistic secular/civic uniformity.) Check the famous photo of him on Air Force One after being sworn in Dallas on 22 Nov 1963 (wink and smile from Rep. Albert Thomas dontcha know.)

      Ted Kennedy was absolutely a major deputy Devil in the undertakings of LBJ.

      • seawolf77 July 22, 2015 at 11:31 am #

        Few people realize this. President McKinley was assassinated and the America got a 1-2 punch like she had never seen, Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. The 2 worst presidents in American history until the modern day Cassius and Brutus, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, supplanted them at the top of the dung hill after John Kennedy was assassinated.

  76. KL Cooke July 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    “Lonely are the Brave”

    Great flick. They don’t make them like that anymore. Right up there with The Strange One and King Rat.

  77. nsa July 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    A lot of cfn posters reside outside the usa….for the most part, they hate whites (even the bend over libs with the cum brush goatees) and would like to see the country dissolve into a turd world hell hole like where they reside….filled with filth, drugs, violence, disease, poverty, degradation, perversion, corruption. They wish you the very worst. You know who they are…..

  78. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Janos: “The final stroke of doom? Or the end of the beginning? With our backs against the wall and nowhere to run, will we at last fight back?”

    No, Janos, you will continue posting and linking to white supremacist web sites, as you have for more than ten years now, without moving toward your goal of a race war and a white nation. You are powerless.

    The fair housing regulation Obama favors will benefit poor whites. No mention of race in the regulation. You are twisting it into “destruction of white America” which is so disconnected from reality it is funny.

    But thanks for playing…

    Je suis Charlie. Black lives matter.


    • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

      The regulations are all about race. That’s the whole point, Charlie Brown.

  79. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

    Janos, please show me where one race is favored and another race is destroyed in the actual words of the regulation. Maybe you don’t know what “fair housing” means. It means to be fair, regardless of race. No single race is favored to the destruction of another. The words used are “ALL PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO FAIR HOUSING.”

    The Fair Housing Act requires HUD and its program recipients to promote fair housing and equal opportunity to ensure that all people have the right to fair housing regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status. The new rule aims to provide program participants with clear guidelines and data — including searchable geo-spatial maps that incorporate data sets about income, race, disability status and other measures — they can use to reach those goals. The rule clarifies and simplifies existing fair housing obligations and creates a streamlined process for evaluating fair housing, the HUD statement said.

    Once again, you missed the point, Lucy. ALL PEOPLE does not mean non-white people. Nowhere to run, Janos. Nowhere to hide. No more white flight possible. No more redlining. No more discrimination. We are going to have an integrated society. As the Marines say: Ooh Rah!


  80. norecovery July 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    This is absolutely true: “because being “a nation of immigrants” means never having to say enough is enough.”

    That can have another meaning. The Latina baby factories keep popping out as many of the little critters as they can, like gerbils, encouraged by their local priests. (Gerbils are illegal in CA because they’re so fucking prolific they endanger the ecosystem.)

    • Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

      If they were only more like tribbles! But alas, they are more triffid than tribble.

  81. wpa--ccc July 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    “The Latina baby factories keep popping out as many of the little critters as they can” –norecovery

    Actually, family size is more a function of economic status, not race. Goodnight, John-Boy.

  82. FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    Tomi Lahren’s ‘Barack Obama’s ‘half-baked’ ISIS policy’ speech goes viral…

    Now in America as fire spreads a message by a very nice lady in which she calls for a war against radical Islam and accuses Obama that he did not start the war, while radical Islam has brought the war to the United States.

    The Americans, as we all know, consider the United States Homeland as sacred and nobody, I repeat NOBODY! has the right to fight them on their own territory.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

      Just as I thought things are getting a little boring news wise….

  83. Janos Skorenzy July 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    An internal combustion engine can only work – and produce work – when the explosion is contained. They are providing the containment. We will prime the pump. But who will roll away the stone?

    • malthuss July 22, 2015 at 12:34 am #

      ClashDaily has clip of ‘8 year old who hates Whites’.

  84. Florida Power July 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Taking it back to the theme of the week for a second, here’s Stefan Molyneux on the dust up with McCain.

    Molyneux brings an outsider’s view of things, which may piss off those who profess familiarity with Trump. No snarky hair comments here, and a lot of ammunition for those who believe McCain should be shunned.

  85. nsa July 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm #

    We here in Ft. Meade and Langley demand that two kinds of walls be built and defended immediately:
    1)along the whole southern border, two 20′ high concrete walls topped with razor wire and broken glass, separated by a 100 yard no man’s land (mined, of course).
    2) tariff walls tall enough to protect all american manufacturers, farmers, workers from all the asian and euro crap. Americans want shoes, they can buy redwings instead of nike afro boots….or just go barefoot.

    • pequiste July 22, 2015 at 1:46 am #

      Actually those are two very good suggestions on how to address the issues of border security and how to return to international commerce as fair trade.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:31 am #

      Gay Republicans like Lindsay Graham demand the supply of penny loafers continue – and they don’t care where they get them from. They are so romantic, especially for walking on the beach in a suit.

      The Donald wanted as many people as possible to call Lindsay. Have you?

  86. wpa--ccc July 22, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    “Actually those are two very good suggestions on how to address the issues of border security” — pequiste

    Do you favor big government? Any estimate about the cost of such a wall? Is throwing money at a problem going to solve it?

    20′ walls? Have you heard of 25′ ladders? Have you heard of the Pacific Ocean? All you have to do is go around the wall. Terrorists, weapons, and drugs can successfully enter by submarine vessels. The reason these vessels are so successful, according to U.S. and Latin American law-enforcement officials, is that they’re difficult to capture. Their hulls are painted dark blue, making them nearly impossible to spot. Powered by ordinary diesel engines, they leave little wake and produce an extremely small radar signature. The DEA claims that roughly 10 percent of all narco subs leaving Latin America are caught, but the true number is probably much lower since crews often sink their craft if they fear they might be discovered. Analysts have estimated that drug-trafficking organizations manufacture more than 120 narco subs every year.


    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:38 am #

      The Wall will be patrolled by land, camera, and air. The no man’s land in between the two fences will the domain of packs of huge guard dogs. There will be third fence as well. In between the second and third will be a no man’s land filled with land mines.’

      If they make it through, they’ll face imprisonment for years at Mexico’s expense. And there will be no jobs for them – anyone who hires one will face imprisonment and social ruin.

      • FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 6:05 am #

        Brilliant idea. The Wall will help keeping Americans from escaping the “Free Market Paradise”.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

          No there will be one way turnstiles so Mexicans can self deport.

  87. Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    Jews agree with White Nationalists that Whites are losing America. The disagreement? They think it’s great. Does anyone see the slightest sign that they identify with us as fellow Whites?

    • S M Tenneshaw July 27, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      In general, many of us do. In your case, no. It’s personal.

  88. FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 5:14 am #

    How de-Americanization of world financial system is proceeding

    Radical and abrupt exit from the dollar system by a single country is quite painful and not very useful exercise (just look at Iran over the past 10 years). In order not to get hurt badly, you need to go with a large group of countries such as BRICS countries, trying to engage in the process various EU countries, South America and even Australia and Canada.

    The problem is much broader than just “de-dollarization”, it is actually “de-Americanization” of the international financial system. Here are the steps necessary to create a financial system, uncontrolled by the United States:

    1. Create alternatives to IMF, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

    Shanghai has already launched the BRICS Development Bank, are working on a “pool of currencies of BRICS”, launched AIIB – Asian infrastructure investment bank.

    2. Creating the conditions under which it will be easy (and cheap) for companies to use national currencies for mutual settlements. For that both Russia and China conclude intergovernmental agreements aimed at the growth of payments in the national currencies, and central banks (particularly active in this regard, Bank of China) conclude agreements on currency swaps with other central banks to facilitate access to non-dollar settlements.

    3. Creating an active and capacious investment market, which could park foreign exchange reserves and foreign exchange earnings of commercial companies. The de-Americanization of the financial system can be considered complete when, for example, the Bank of BRICS or AIIB or Eurasian Development Bank would have as many investment projects and, accordingly, bonds in circulation, so that they could safely park the equivalent of a few trillion dollars.

    For example, the integration project of the New Silk Road and the Eurasian Economic Space suggests cyclopean scale infrastructure projects, which will be credited by AIIB and Development Bank of BRICS – this will be enough to accomplish the task, and for the benefit of the global economy.

  89. FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    Could the concept of Islamic Banking be the way out of our systemic crisis?

    The need to get out of the vicious circle generated by the Western economic model is undeniable. For a long time it managed to turn a blind eye due to the conquest of new markets, but they are now over, and the system of “interest rate” is devouring itself and the world economy in the bargain.

    What awaits those who fall victim to it, could be seen on the sad fate of Greece, the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. There are no means of livelihood for the very people who are consumers of goods and services that is an essential part of the entire economic mechanism. No work – no money, no money – no sales, no sales – no sense in the production, and when there is no production, there comes a complete collapse of the economy. The circle is closed.

    Where there is no “interest rate” – and such places in the world exist – the picture is quite different. There is, for example, a model that is successfully developing since 1963 and has not yet generated any crisis like the one we have.

    It’s called the Islamic banking and is based on a number of imperatives; it is fundamentally different from the Western one. First of all, it does not allow the interest on the transaction, as well as deal under the conditions of uncertainty. This means that there is no concept of “interest rate”. Islamic banks do not take and do not give money at interest; they always act as a partner in the business, thus sharing its profits and losses. When investor opens a deposit, he chooses where and under what conditions his money will be invested. If investment is successful, the profit is split with him, in case of failure depositor shares the loss.

    The Islamic banking works exclusively with the real economy. And exclusively for it. And even more important – for us, perhaps even more surprising – it exists quite independently from any government intervention, and does not need the speculative markets that could feed it. Thus, in the financial system a priori there are no factors that lead to a systemic crisis, and even the possibility of their occurrence is excluded.

    • BackRowHeckler July 22, 2015 at 7:32 am #

      Try it first in Russia.

      Give us a full report.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

        That’s the bad BRH talking. The guy who still believes in the Superman Comic view of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Christian economics also reject interest or usury. All genuine economic system do. Have you noticed you don’t get interest anymore but your creditors still do? Think that’s an accident?

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      Since 1963? It’s the ancient system that goes back to Mohammad, is it not?

      • seawolf77 July 23, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

        Yes that’s right all the way back to Muhammed Ali.

  90. BackRowHeckler July 22, 2015 at 7:27 am #

    This new HUD Fair Housing initiative, which ostensibly will force suburban towns to build section 8 housing projects at their own expense, superceding any existing zoning regulations, or face lawsuits, truly is revolutionary, a break from the past.

    Ok, so start with the BigLib enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, cement block housing projects in the middle of the island built in the latest Stalinesque style, move in esteemed Mattapan Boston ghetto dwellers by the thousands, with their pit bulls, ghetto cruisers, stolen semi autos, and sense of entitlement. These big rich political libs can get the full measure of the wonderful diversity they’re always trying to shove down out throats. Then move onto Malibu, Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Manhattan’s upper west side, and some of those tony suburbs around Boston, San Francisco and Austin, TX.

    At least 40 million people and counting can be moved into above mentioned places. Let us know how it works out. Until then leave us the f-k alone.


    • pequiste July 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

      Hey don’t forget about some nice Section 8 improvements for Bucks County, Pa., Vail, and the Hamptons. Spread the (un)wealth as it were. Where the affluent meets the effluent.

  91. Greg Knepp July 22, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    I’m sorry, but I’m starting to dig The Donald. Isn’t it obvious that Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry are, in fact, morons, and haven’t we had enough of the military hero cult thingy by now?

    Considering what’s out there, Trump isn’t so bad.

    • barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      Sorry Greg Knepp. He won’t be president.

      • Greg Knepp July 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

        You’re probably right. Nonetheless, there is something refreshing about his candor – his absolute refusal to be intimidated by the media, and his total disregard for political correctness from either the right or left wing.

        I’ve been following this guy’s odd business, entertainment and political meanderings for some time now, and find that he is quite the sharp cookie!

    • barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

      Sorry. G Knepp. No Donald for the U.S. Ain’t gonna happen.

      • pequiste July 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

        Don’t count him out Barb. He has hit a raw nerve in the usually lazy Lumpenproletariat as well as the fed-up well-to-do. His candor IS refreshing. He would for sure not take any shit from the likes of ISIS or Somali pirates. And remember what Barry O’s election times two tells us: that in America ANYONE can become the president – anyone.

  92. barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Danny Boy-July 21, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    ‘As a representative of Jewish-Americans on this board, we appreciate the recognition.’

    You’re welcome Danny boy. My father, too, voted for President Obama the first term. A staunch Republican all his life, it was his last vote before he left this world.

    WPA-CCC- In regards to John McCain, insofar as his war hero past, he is due a modicum of respect. But, you may have a point, having that status doesn’t give you the right to inflict the American people with the likes of Sarah Palin. Look up stupid in the dictionary. Enough said. But, McCain, too, bless his heart, is among the elite.

    • dannyboy July 22, 2015 at 11:19 am #

      The respect that you show for your father is heartwarming. Be well.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

      He’s not a war hero. Why do you believe that? Because the media said so.

  93. barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Humanity from Space. on PBS. wow, is all I have to say about that.
    It’s an all hands on deck time on earth. We become neanderthals in 3 days if the lights go out. Talk about your ooy vay. Love has barely had a chance to breathe on this planet, that’s why it’s tender.

    • BackRowHeckler July 22, 2015 at 10:49 am #

      “Neanderthals in 3 days”

      Check out the street video released yesterday from the Baltimore riots in May, that was neanderthals in 1 day, and the only lights out were the ones smashed in the looted and burned small businesses.


    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

      Tender? Like a baby in its mother’s womb. The Earth instills a love of offspring into every mother’s mind and heart. If you don’t love children, you aren’t in touch with the Earth.

  94. wpa--ccc July 22, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    “The Wall will be patrolled by land, camera, and air. The no man’s land in between the two fences…” — Janos

    The wall idea is a Big government non-productive waste of taxpayer money.

    How much would it cost to build and maintain? How useless would it be given the existence of the Pacific Ocean to go around the wall and how easy it is to tunnel underneath the wall?


    • pequiste July 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

      To your previous queries in order www–ccc:
      – Do I favor big government? No, because the US government is already beyond behemoth sized.
      Yet I am compelled, as a working stiff, to pay taxes. Taxes for protection (and ostensibly other goods and services i.e. EBT cards, roads, Obama phones, public health, ObamaCare for illegal aliens, you get my point?) Protection is the first mission of government – to protect its citizens from harm and war because much of our world is filled with competitors, adversaries and enemies. It’s not pretty I know but thems the FACTS. This information is known personally as I am military veteran who used to deal with US nuclear forces.
      Now I expect the government to execute its mission of protecting this nation and its citizens! And further – to succeed in its mission because it has very, very deep pockets because of the largesse of the taxpayers.
      – Estimates on the cost of a wall? Sorry, I am not in the construction business, if I were I could throw an estimate around.
      An old article in Slate suggested 10 years ago the cost of the Israel border wall would extrapolate for an American southern border wall to six billion dollars 10 years ago…so today triple the price, like any good defense contractor should (Raytheon, Bechtel etc.) and call it a round 20 billion bucks. It would be a boon to the construction industry with shovel ready jobs, engineering for a “green” wall with solar power and water derived from atmosphere could bring many innovations to Americans like the space program used to. This one would be more grounded. Just consider the one billion dollar (ten years ago) cost for a B-2 bomber. The cost of one squadron of those bad boys to hold back the invasion.


      Yes, an invasion by millions of persons illegally and criminally via the southern border is just that – an INVASION. The numbers of active enemy fighting forces can only be extrapolated or interpolated from data that is hard to find. Therefore for the sake of brevity and argument I will assume that two percent of the illegal alien adult males entering the USA have either criminal intent ( violent criminals, gang members, human slavers, drug cartel members or actual enemy combatants from the host of peoples we have mightily pissed off during the last 50 years, or just some nice garden variety Jihadists ready to set up another cell in a town much like yours. Two percent is a conservative guesstimate friend. With close to perhaps 15 MILLION illegal aliens in this country that would provide a number of about roughly 300,000 bad people: soldiers, spies, murderers, rapists and the lot who want to do America and Americans evil of not to conquer. That is a completely UNSATISFACTORY amount of enemies here with the conivance, complicity of the government (or the NWO) or due to the corruption and incompetence of same. Either way that is an enemy force that should not be here period. We the taxpayers deserve better with a 600 BILLION per year price tag for services of the Pentagon (Department of Defense) who do a pretty good job defending the 38th parallel in Korea, and 700 other military installations worldwide.

      And as to the efficacy of certain wall and borders I remind you the Berlin Wall and border between East and West Germany was mighty effective. So is the current Israel/Palestine border wall, the DMZ between North and South Korea, among the most popular.
      EIther we protect our border, check people coming in, or we will have lost and will suffer a terrible day of reckoning with the enemies within our gates.
      That we cannot even have a moratorium on immigration in this country and with the “Camp of The Saints” scenario building in Europe, it makes me tremble to think just how much power the NWO devils have over the nation states as currently constituted. Buckle your seat belts.

  95. volodya July 22, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Finca, Methinks you also mis-underestimate the narcos. What are we talking about besides the displacement of one criminal society – Wall Street – by another – the narcos, at the economic and societal pinnacle?

    In other countries political parties function as the public, political arm of really nasty criminal organizations. Or, to put it another way, really nasty criminal organizations function as the enforcement arm of political parties.

    Wall Street becomes more and more flagrant in its disregard of the law, law enforcement and Washington political masters shrug and say, they’re too big to jail.

    So, as a consequence, what’s to stop the narcos from asking who are these people to tell us about respect for the law, where do they get their moral superiority? The narcos will say, look at all the devastation wrought by bankster oligarchs, where do these guys and their protectors in law enforcement get the nerve to tell us about morality?

    Another thing, Mexican-Latin American narcos have millions of ethnic and linguistic compadres in the US. Mainstream political parties go out of their way to court these folk. What’s to stop the narcos from doing the same?

    What’s to stop the narcos from saying look, we want to end this needless and destructive war on drugs. They’ll say legalize drugs, bring them out into the open, let us make our living. They’ll argue that this IS America after all, and if America is the Land of Liberty, you ought to be able to get what you want. Narcotics included.

    El Chapo walked out of prison in Mexico. A farce that was. Prison officials might just as well have unlocked the cell and held open the front door and waved good-bye. I’m betting that it won’t be long before he just lives in the open, unbothered and untouched.

    How long before it happens in the U.S.? How long before El Chapos north of the Rio Grande are allowed to just go about their affairs unmolested?

  96. nsa July 22, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    We here in Ft. Meade and Langley must insist these comparisons of urban rioters to neanderthals cease…..

  97. nsa July 22, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    …..quite unfair to the neanderthals who actually earned their keep.

    • meargen July 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      On Mccain: He started it, calling Trump supporters crazy. he also, in the past, attacked Christians and Tea Party people. The difference here was Trump shot one back, and he’s not the usually cringing pol terrified of bad polling numbers.
      Mccain a war hero? I don’t like that term. He was shot down. There are stories he lost two jets before that, that while in captivity he assisted the North Vietnamese. Maybe, maybe not. I’m sorry he suffered, but I’m a little tired of ‘heroes’. Like John Kerry was a hero, and there were rumors he wasn’t exactly top notch. I don’t like Mccain. Every time he speaks, he does conservatives in. He wound up supporting ISIS (but no big deal…it’s said ISIS was a CIA/Mossad funded group that got out of hand), and I just detest him. If Trump knocks him, that’s okay, and I think a lot of people feel the same way. They like Trump because he doesn’t back down, and he’s making the GOP candidates look like jerks. All for the good.
      I remember Mccain ran as ‘a maverick’. Remember his ‘straight talk express.’ His supporters seemed to be older guys wearing leather flight jackets and baseball caps with US navy ships on them. I wasn’t impressed. And I served in the army fifteen years active/reserve.
      I know a lot of you hate Trump. I read Home From Nowhere and I agree with JHK, so I don’t think he’s ‘the next Reagan’ which is what a lot of the right wants, and we’ll see if Trump is serious. I tend to think not, but there is a large reservoir of frustration in this country because, perhaps, people realize that the two-party system is a joke. It’s like Craig Hulet said, all government in the US is too corrupt to save. Every level. Sad, but we’re waiting for things to fall, but we’re a good Rome and keep the party going. It could be for another century.
      Like JHK said, we made a decision where we wanted to go, and we’re getting there.
      The last few presidents have been really sleazy, corrupt, and have no real interests at heart save their owners. Obama is really the worst, although he’s simply a continuation of the sleaze. A lot of you really worshipped him. I always thought the person Obama reminded me of was the character in Six Degrees of Separation…a black, screwed-up con artist who talks his way into a clueless white couple’s home. Like the TV series I, Claudius, where Tiberius sees what a monster Caligula is and smiling, makes him his successor. ‘Rome deserves you,’ he says.

      wpa–ccc, you want to see ‘fair housing’. It’s not what the law says, it’s what the government wants, and that’s to destroy whites and any attempt at them to unify, although, God knows, they’re doing a good job of it themselves. The letter of the law means little compared to what really happens, much like Affirmative Action was never about an equality of opportunity; it was an equality of results. In other words, enforce racial equality, no matter how much it destroys society and the cultural base. But if you want that, fine; just let whites have a place to live and be themselves. Some are calling for a Northwest Republic of whites only. Let it happen.
      A lot of people see ‘equality’ enforced, and it’s not good…like those people who refuse to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual wedding, and are persecuted. After that, I said the hell with gay rights, because it showed what’s really at stake. Destroying heterosexual society.
      As for our Mexican contributors, I had a Mexican friend. He said that ‘we’re going to take over parts of the U.S., and there’s nothing you gringos can do about it. You just have to live with it.’ He was very good-natured about it, and he’s probably right, and I admire that kind of honesty as opposed to most corporate/academic snakes.
      I like some things about Mexico. I visited Mexico City, and in some ways it was much better than most American cities, but there is a corruption to daily life there that I don’t want here, but it’s too late to stop a lot of it. Trump’s call for the border being closed is right and proper, but it’s thirty years too late. White America is going to have to contract and hold what it can to survive. Really, three of four Americas of different ethnic groups would make everyone happy, but we’ll probably have some damned war to keep this corporate monster together. Looks like Austria-Hungary redux. I’d rather have a United States of Union Groves.

      • barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm #

        Meargen. Jeesuz love us, they want another Reagan, for crying out loud. That was a cult!!! Reagan wouldn’t even make it on the ticket now! He’s not extreme enough for “them”. 40 years of Reaganomics has put this pitiful place where it is.

        • barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

          And WPA-CCC – All life matters !!!

          • barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

            Most of us want a nation of Union Groves. Do you know the way?

          • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

            Except a baby in the womb of a woman who doesn’t want it. Then it’s delegated to subhuman status.

            The womb of the Western mother is statistically the most dangerous place on Earth.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

            There are no abortions in Union Grove. Because so many died in the plagues, each baby is precious – God himself or herself, the Universe in swaddling clothes.

            All of this is alien to you as a worshiper of Hecate, the dark goddess. The ancient devotees of Moloch who threw babies into furnaces were less cruel than moderns. That death was quick compared to what they do now to babies in the womb – extracting organs while it is still alive.

            “Mothers” like this granted their permission for this torture – for science of course. Wait until they hear about the profits that they weren’t offered a piece of. The class action lawyers are gearing up even now. Better call Saul.

        • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

          Yes, it has become that in retrospect I think. Obama was like that from his first national speech. Reagan because he symbolized the old America – even though he was largely a tool of the Elite. Obama because he symbolizes the new America and because he intended to destroy it. And he has done just that.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

        Yes, America needs to split up. Whites need their own state as do Blacks and Hispanics. It’s best for all of us – actually it’s just best for us Whites. The best thing for Blacks and Hispanics is for us to continue to be their slaves – and they well know it.

  98. sadlerj July 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    ” that if John McCain is not a war hero — what with getting shot down in the Vietnam jungle and spending 5.5 years being thrashed daily by his captors — than Donald Trump is not”

    Should be IF, THEN not IF, THAN

  99. volodya July 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    There’s certain intellectual and behavioral trends that characterize an era. Ours is no different.

    And look at what organizations like al qaeda and ISIS do. They adopt the ideas and behaviors of the times. They empower foreign allies, in the form of lone wolf actors and small cells of individuals, in the same manner as corporate organizations. The result: a spread from country to country like border-hopping executives, like multi-nationals re-locating. And then the Boston Marathon bombing, the Hebdo massacre, boko haram and on and on. In other words they outsource, they offshore, they flatten organizational hierarchies.

    There’s other stuff. You use new communications media. For example, you dress up self-evidently outlandish, idiotic and self-destructive notions and behaviors with the garb of respectability. You do it with spokesmen that dress well, are well educated, that LOOK and ACT respectable.

    Like what? Like making it mainstream to get involved with what everyone by now OUGHT to know are most vile and corrupt schemes for making money, those being the various scams and heists that Wall Street and the real estate industry and others have been carrying out. A lot of it just out and out fraud but legalized and made to look reputable. And skims like what the gangsters used to do in casino counting rooms. But now renamed investment fees and all dressed up with legal and societal sanction.

    What does this portend? Others will take the example. It’s like JHK says, the corn-pone red-white-and blue Nazi won’t be someone with mutant hair and an uncontrollable mouth like Trump. IMO the “skillful demagogue” will be someone talking seemingly rationally, respectable looking and sounding, with a wife and family, living moderately. He will be college educated, have a career with some accomplishments and the good word of his past associates. That’s how he will look, that’s how he will be presented.

    As the reasonable man, what he will tout he will tout with great regret and evident anguish. He will say that past events and decisions make his propositions unavoidable and necessary, that what is required now is as much compassion as possible under these dire conditions but speed and ruthlessness to limit damage and suffering to all concerned.

    What will he tout? Take your pick, but he will be the man with the plan and the helping hand.

  100. barbisbest July 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    Good post. And what about the rich Chinese that are coming to the U.S. to have their children?!? That burns my biscuits. HS is just starting to crack down on that!

  101. dweebus July 22, 2015 at 2:19 pm #


    I agree that we ought to restrict legal immigration (or take a time out as you put it) and that there IS an illegal immigration problem.

    Sadly, neither of these issues will be “fixed”. The former for financial reasons, the latter for practical ones.

    TPTB require immigration, to support the ponzi scheme they call the global economy (Industrial Civilization). Take the meat plant in my local area. Once upon a time, it was staffed by US citizens, who (God forbid!) were members of the meat packing union. They had solid wages, good benefits, and supported their families. This created a situation where they could notreturn the profits/growth required of them by Wall St.

    So the Co. began importing workers from Mexico. Now, many years later, they import workers from the Congo. It is a pretty sad state of affairs when the Mexicans are too expensive.

    Having said that, life in the US is certainly preferable to life in the Congo, replete with press gangs ready to take the teens into war, amongst other atrocities

    So here is the rub. As long as conditions elsewhere are so terrible, migration will happen, legal or not. As long as there is an financial incentive, it will occur, legal or not.

    So far the solutions offered revolve around a techno-fix on the border (laser surveillance or some other such nonsense) or building the Great Wall of China across the southwest. Never are the root problems discussed.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      So in other words, the only way to stop mass migration is through becoming no better than the places those people are coming from. Am I right? Global Communism? Yeah wait until White Women don’t have hot water anymore or have to share their homes with street people. Fascism will come back into style right quick once they have to practice the fool communism they’ve been nodding their fool heads to for the last three or four generations.

      Root causes indeed. That’s the whole point of a Nation: a self contained unit. A border is a semi-permeable membrane: it lets some things out and some things in but mostly it keeps thing that deserve to be in, in, and those that deserve to be kept out, out. Do you really think this is new. Mexicans would have come here two hundred years ago if we let them. We didn’t.

      • wpa--ccc July 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

        “Whites need their own state as do Blacks and Hispanics.” –Janos


        Say what? Hispanic is not a race. There are white hispanics and Black hispanics, in the same family. You want to break up families? Hispanic refers to persons of all races whose personal identification and cultural heritage is tied to the use of the Spanish language.

        If you want each ethnic group to have its own state, we will have 300 states in a disunited America: one for each group with its own language and traditions: Philippines, China, Pakistan, India, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Thailand, Germans, Irish, British, Polish, Italian, French, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, etc.

        This is never going to happen. Whites will never be able to rule over this land again. We are now multi-racial and multi-cultural and integrated in all 50 states. There is no escape. There is no walling oneself off into a white northwestern territory.

        The days of white privilege are over. Minorities have the legal right to live anywhere, in any town, in any county, in any part of these United States.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      Destruction of Eastern Europe now underway. They have more than the 3rd World so it’s all good, right? Poland also betrayed into taking Syrians and Black Africans. Just a few. But it doesn’t matter: once the principle or beachhead is established the number can be upped rapidly. Soon everyplace will be 3rd World and your kind can be “happy”. And your Lords will smile at you with benign or perhaps malign contempt. Who knows? But it will be contempt, have no doubt on that score. Compassion was weaponized and you fell for it.

  102. wpa--ccc July 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    “Whites need their own state as do Blacks and Hispanics.” –Janos

    Say what? Hispanic is not a race. There are white hispanics and Black hispanics, in the same family. You want to break up families? Hispanic refers to persons of all races whose personal identification and cultural heritage is tied to the use of the Spanish language.

    If you want each ethnic group to have its own state, we will have 300 states in a disunited America: one for each group with its own language and traditions: Philippines, China, Pakistan, India, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Thailand, Germans, Irish, British, Polish, Italian, French, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, etc.

    This is never going to happen. Whites will never be able to rule over this land again. We are now multi-racial and multi-cultural and integrated in all 50 states. There is no escape. There is no walling oneself off into a white northwestern territory.

    The days of white privilege are over. Minorities have the legal right to live anywhere, in any town, in any county, in any part of these United States.


    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

      Do Whites get their own states in all those countries? You are an utter and inimitable goof.

  103. malthuss July 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    Can anyone tell me why commodities are now so cheap?

    I went to a [bogus] ‘Climate Talk’ and I was told that ‘Arabs, Sauds are selling oil because with ‘green energy’, oil will soon be obsolete.’

  104. wpa--ccc July 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    “I was told that ‘Arabs, Sauds are selling oil because with ‘green energy’, oil will soon be obsolete.’”

    Malthuss, the Saudis know oil is running out. They are investing big time in alternative energies.

    P.S. There is nothing bogus about global warming/climate change. It is next on Obama’s agenda, now that he has ended the war in Iraq, stopped Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and 16 million have ObamaCare and it is here to stay after the Supreme Court ruling in Obama’s favor. That is a lot of change. Change I can believe in. I am so glad I voted twice for Obama. He is a Great President.


    • ZrCrypDiK July 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      “That is a lot of change. Change I can believe in. I am so glad I voted twice for Obama. He is a Great President.”

      OMG, why am I detecting a total sh!tload of sarcasm in that?!?

      PS – don’t feed the scurrilous racist troll. You should know better than that, by now, ‘soker.

      And, after feeling the pain of paying a “shared responsibility” fee (which apparently can’t be forced, but WHUZ on me) that went from $200 last year, to $400 next year, and $800 there-after – I decided to look into getting insurance – and it’s basically medicare for someone in my income bracket (go figure). I’ll never use it, but the taxpayers WILL pay for it…

      • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

        If we are responsible for you, I insist you stop drinking, smoking, and drugging.

        • ZrCrypDiK July 22, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

          You know, my *real* dad is almost as much an @$$hole as you, racist. I’ve learned to just accept it – you will all soon be dead from old age.

          As I already said – I WILL NOT USE IT – but the taxpayers will still be left *FOOTING* the bill. I C you’ll never “get it.”

          • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

            But your *rich* Dad is into Black Women like you are. You two probably go on Safari together into the Ghetto dressed in you khakis and pith helmets no less.

          • ZrCrypDiK July 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

            *DAD* – did you come up with all that “rapage,” all by yourself?

            I give you 15 years, *TOPS*! Dear ole’ dad. (Do I really need to watch you die?)

    • FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

      “He is a Great President …stopped Iran from getting a nuclear weapon..” == wpa

      Well, you forgot to mention that he seems to stop Nuclear Hillary as well. May be he does deserve his Nobel Prize.

  105. FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    BRICS chart new course in global finance

    While the EU is still overwhelmed by Greek sovereign debt woes, a new financial endeavor from emerging countries is meeting suspicion from the West. The New Development Bank (NDB) promoted by BRICS nations started operations in Shanghai on Tuesday. Starting out with $50 billion in capital, the NDB aims at financing infrastructure and development projects in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

    In the long run, the NDB is expected to meet the developing world’s enormous needs for infrastructure. According to an estimate by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), $8.22 trillion of infrastructure investment is needed across Asia alone in the next decade, let alone in the rest of the developing world. The NDB is clearly regarded by some in the West as a rival to the IMF, the World Bank and the ADB, and a challenger of the established financial framework.

    Wow, 8.22 TRILLION DOLLARS!!! Obviously, not a pocket change.

    The informal plank is raised and it is significantly (by orders of magnitude) higher than the initial capital. To overcome it will be very difficult and it is clear that the bank will need to attract additional capital.

    The next 24 months will show whether there is a chance to have a new structure to get to this level.

    There is reasonable suspicion that the emergence of the world new securities market such impressive as Bank of BRICS will cause a significant discomfort on the other side of the Atlantic.

  106. FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Janos incessantly is calling us on the path which leads to events that are so vividly described in Erich Maria Remarque’s novels and final documents of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

      In other words, you agree with Coudenhove-Kalerigi Plan to genocide White Europe via miscegenation.

      Now I suppose you’re going to pretend that the mass migration of 3rd Worlders is just “happening” or that’s needed by “the economy”.

      How would you feel if this happened to Russia? Just kidding, you want it or something similar TO happen (be done) to Russia.

      • FincaInTheMountains July 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

        The problem of mass migration of the “3rd Worlders” – and yes, it is a problem, must be addressed in their home countries.

        Would be nice for you, “1st Worlders”, for starters, to stop bombing the infrastructure of those countries to stone age, forcing people to leave just to survive, as you did in Libya.

        Secondly, would be nice for you, “1st Worlders”, to join BRICS developing banks and start investing into infrastructure of your own countries, as well as in other countries.

        Finally, the pure aggressive barbarism does not really nominate you, “1st Worlders” to be that 1st worlders at all.

        “Two systems are before the world;… One looks to increasing the necessity of commerce; the other to increasing the power to maintain it. One looks to underworking the Hindoo, and sinking the rest of the world to his level; the other to raising the standard of man throughout the world to our level. One looks to pauperism, ignorance, depopulation, and barbarism; the other to increasing wealth, comfort, intelligence, combination of action, and civilization. One looks towards universal war; the other towards universal peace. One is the English system; the other we may be proud to call the American system, for it is the only one ever devised the tendency of which was that of elevating while equalizing the condition of man throughout the world” — Henry C. Carey

        • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

          Poets of the past used get jobs in fire towers. Poets of the future will get jobs in towers on the Wall looking for illegal intruders. Give me a binoculars, a scoped rifle, and a jug of wine and I will have my paradise even in this world.

          I don’t look to either of Carey’s false options. They are the same after all. You can’t raise the rest of the world to our level. Any propaganda to the effect that you can, is just an attempt to lower us to theirs. From another point of view, the attempt to make Islam, China, Russia, or India full members of our system will entail swimming through oceans of blood. Many of these men don’t want anything to do with us and I don’t blame them in the least.

          If the Hindoo wants to rise up to our level, he has to do it by himself. But instead, he’s become a parasite taking the jobs of better men than himself.

  107. wpa--ccc July 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    “PS – don’t feed the scurrilous racist troll.” –ZrCrypDiK

    ZrCrypDiK, Janos is an honored guest who is not banned by JHK. Janos is allowed to express his opinions. Why should I not have a civil exchange of views with him?

    • ZrCrypDiK July 22, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

      When you troll him with, “Hispanic is not a race,” you’re just asking him to “bump up the volume” of poasts.

      Yeah, whatevah – nevah been banned – uh huh… Dear ole’ *DAD*.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 22, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

      Thank you. That was Plato’s point of view – a difficult one since the Greeks were so xenophobic even to other Greeks from other city states. Plato even acknowledged that there were Sages among the barbarians beyond Greece and that the door should be open to such honored guests – individuals that is and not hordes of immigrants.

      An old man was once at the games and no one would get up for him. He went over to the Spartan section and the young men rose as one to offer him a seat. The old man said, “All Greeks know what is right, but Spartans do it.” Thus Plato’s deep admiration for Sparta. Did he go too far in this admiration, losing appreciation for Athens in the process? Perhaps. But Athenian Democracy had turned into such a disaster, who can blame him.

  108. fodase July 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and VC-funded GlassPoint just announced a $600 million deal for the largest solar plant on the planet. The 1,021-megawatt “Miraah” project is a turnkey system that will be owned and operated by PDO, generating 6,000 tons of steam per day to coax viscous oil from Oman’s Amal oil field.

    so now we have a 1GW solar power plant.

    likely the first of many.

    we are in the age of energy ascent.

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

    yes, just one of a thousand nails being driven into the heart of supposed peak energy.


    • Stoic July 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

      This is a truly ironic use of renewable energy. What will happen when it becomes cost ineffective to extract the remaining oil reserves, say deep water drilling, tar sand, and shale? How will more solar and wind plants be built, if the production process is so energy intensive and revolves around the use of hydrocarbon energy? Your evidence for this supposed energy ascent seems to be largely anecdotal.

  109. Q. Shtik July 23, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    This is a test.

    • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 9:54 am #

      … of the Emergency Broadcasting System?

      This is only a test … BLEEEEP!!!

      Dear ole’ dad! I understand it all now – all y’all 70+ seniors are all my clone-dads. Nice work, guys?

      • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

        I hate you son.

        • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

          Dear ole’ dad!!! You got about 14 years left (haha I know).

          You hate me? why… SOCKIE!!! You are a total @$$hole, douche-bag. You really got nothin’ (DOUCHE)

          Let’s chat sum moar.

          • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

            You’re going to die too. It’s the curse of original sin that we must “die the death”. Don’t worry, I will come back to see you after I die, just as Hamlet’s Father did.

          • ZrCrypDiK July 25, 2015 at 3:51 am #

            “You’re going to die too.”

            Not soon enough, apparently. Come on Dad, lighten the F* up. We’re both up sh!t creek, without any paddles. Let’s be happy/sad together…

  110. FincaInTheMountains July 23, 2015 at 6:26 am #

    Gone with the Wind – 2015

    Scheduled for July 22 joint exercises of the US Army paratroopers and the Estonian paramilitary militia “Kaiseliit” (“Union Defense”), were postponed due to the rainy and windy weather, reports the press service of “Kaiseliit”.

    Really, who jumps with a parachute in the wind? Even the US Special Forces do not want to do it.

    It was decided that the exercises will be held the next day. Given, of course, there will be not wind…

  111. FincaInTheMountains July 23, 2015 at 6:54 am #

    The National Interest: US have to catch up with Russia in Middle East Nuclear Power Play

    Russia is making moves in the Middle East nuclear-energy game. It could be time for the United States to get involved, too.

    Sure enough, the rationale behind regional efforts to develop nuclear power can vary. It can signal a “coming out” into high society, where nuclear bling connotes economic and national prestige. It can also signal a forward thinking commitment to clean and consistent energy diversification.

    Enter Russia.

    Russia’s state-owned nuclear vendor, Rosatom, provides a menu of offerings to countries seeking nuclear power. Bespoke orders can include a range of flexible financing, construction, ownership and operational solutions all underwritten by Moscow.

    Russian nuclear deals are the cherry on top of other infrastructure projects, making it a “win-win” proposition for both sides.

    Enter the United States?

    Russia’s current and foreseeable economic constraints indicate the possibility of not being able to deliver on pledges and MOUs, thus providing an opportunity for the United States to step in. Should the United States want to wield its smart power toolbox, providing support for the American nuclear industry will be crucial. And failure to reauthorize U.S. Export-Import bank is like shooting oneself in the foot.

  112. BackRowHeckler July 23, 2015 at 8:45 am #


    Earlier in the week you posited the question ‘Why are commodity prices so low, and getting lower’?

    Good article over at Zero Hedge today, by Gail Tverberg, lays it all out. One of the things she mentions is that currently the price of oil on the open market does not cover the cost to extract and refine that oil.

    Obviously a situation that is untenable, with all sorts of consequences, most of them bad.


    shopping in the local grocery yesterday what do I see on display but a big stack of cases of ‘Narragansett Beer’! I couldn’t believe it. Closer inspection revealed the ‘Hi Neighbor’ greeting on the label. It comes from Providence. So its back, but doubt it will ever reach the halcyon days from back in the 60s when they sponsored the Red Sox. Remember those tall white 16 oz. cans?

    Hope you are well.


    • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 10:07 am #

      It’s *assets* and *goods*.

      Assets are something you can hold onto for a long time. Goods are thing you need right now, and spoil *FAST*.

      Assets are gamed in millisecond high frequency (naked shorts) trading. Where have you been, mr back row? Asleep, or *PASSED OUT*…

      It’s all GUD. The forests are gone, total extinction kickin’ in. Yeah, NICE. I ‘membaz sippin’ water from some falls near Mt Hood (do we have to talk about how the snow pack is down from 60 feet to 10 feet? Or Detroit lake down 50 feet?!?)…

      • BackRowHeckler July 23, 2015 at 11:03 am #

        I’ve been here all along.

        Economics, macro or micro, not one of my strong points.


      • wpa--ccc July 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

        God is punishing the USA with climate change. The punishment is brought on by the wasteful consumption of happy motoring Americans. The only way to stop God would be to be good stewards and that is not going to happen… so the punishment is assured to continue. /sarcasm off

        • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

          I appreciate you being nice, ‘soker. It’s much better than you being an enemy. But we all know how this ship (ships – big country) is going down. And there’s really nothing friendly about it, whatsoever.

      • elysianfield July 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

        with all respect, could you tone down your affectation of street dialect? I, in the distant past, had a working knowledge of ebonics, but currently am not able to follow your arguments, as ebonics is such a rich, diverse and dynamic language form.
        I am old, and suffer in a region that is sadly lacking in racial diversity.

        • ZrCrypDiK July 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

          Yes, just for you, I will *TRY*. No guaranteez tho ( I know, reading comprehension probs – sux being ULD)…

  113. nsa July 23, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    Trump avers Perry wears glasses to look more intelligent to moronic TX voters. We here in Ft. Meade and Langley have a wonderful video of “Specs” Perry dancing on a bar table in Key West in nylons, pumps, and a blond wig……..

  114. orionoir July 23, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    your name has been much in the air round these parts lately. did a college senior send along the part of her thesis re apocalyptic fiction pertaining to you? if nor, i’ll urge her again. meanwhile, wife has inherited the novels, enjoys you muchly. still, my old critique remains, eg, that your female characters need more depth.

    me, i’ve been well. my cfn sabbatical has been a good thing, but i find now i’m jones-ing for your peerless prose. cheers, m

    • dannyboy July 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      orionoir or m?

      which is it?

      curious minds want to know.


  115. meargen July 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Okay, if we allow everyone to have their own land in America, then there will be hundreds of states…that’s the argument, but it’s already here. When whites become a minority (as they are rapidly becoming), then why shouldn’t they have their own homeland to protect themselves and their culture. White people everywhere are disliked, and not allowed to be by themselves. Why is it wrong for whites to have their own homeland, their own place? Why does it make some of you furious? It’s really a very simple request.

    The ultimate crisis coming socially is that of race. The establishment simply refuses to discuss the problem, which is the typical American way, and arresting anyone who questions the status quo (the European way which is fast becoming our way).

    If whites had their own country, and the blacks and Hispanics their own (and, to be fair, a mixed race homeland so all the multis can be happy) a lot of problems would cease, and we could get to solving the other problems.

    What concerns me is that the system will simply go on fighting wars and going full speed in corporate control, ignoring what’s going on at home. This is what empires do, and how they self-destruct.
    It seems the only thing America exports are wars and movies.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

      That was the Swiss solution: separate into cantons that protected the cultures of the different groups. Such a thing calls for political genius and a degree of good will and intelligent self interest that is altogether lacking in America. The Communists smell blood in the water and they’re coming in for the kill. Their minority Orc soldiers want the same thing of course.

      A few years ago Mr Kunstler said the Republicans were playing with fire in regards to the populism of the Tea Party. But in fact they had the Tea Party right where they wanted them. But these ideas of the Leftists to disinter General Bedford Forest and deface Stone Mountain? That is playing with fire indeed.

  116. barbisbest July 23, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    This just in…electricity bills in the northeast have dropped by 460 million dollars since that region put a price on carbon. Back in 2011, nine northeastern states established the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or RGGI. The benefits of that regional cap and trade system keep adding up. Since it was established, it has added 1.3 billion dollars of economic activity to the region and reduced carbon emissions by 15%, facts according to an independent analysis released last week. All the warnings about carbon tax are nothing but fear mongering by big oil.

    JHK’s right on many points here. Enough is enough, we should take a time out on immigration. He mentions California which is expected to experience a 35 year megadrought. Hope not.

    Speaking of homeland, take Andrew Jackson off the 20 dollar bill and replace him with Norma Mankiller (she didn’t really) the former chief of the Cherokee tribe. It’s time to have a woman on one of our bills, and this would, at least, pay tribute to original owners.

    And now for something completely different.. honeybees are dancing on the clover in the yard. I like it. Man has not imagined or uttered words sufficient to describe the beauty thereof.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      But America is the result of the conquest and dispossession of the Indians. So to honor them like this is to undo America – whose existence succors your own in case you haven’t noticed. Your duty should be to honor it and thus your own life. Spitting on America is spitting on yourself.

      These are the things that people know naturally to some extent and should be emphasized in grade school. People like Barb have been tampered with – their true instincts destroyed.

      One is reminded of the Old Taoist story where someone asked the centipede how he managed all his hundred legs. The centipede couldn’t answer and then he couldn’t even walk. Much of life is like this. People’s instincts are far better than their thinking, this is especially true in the case of women. Only a deeply educated and highly intelligent person can tell you why they believe what they do in the sense of truly justifying it. Thus Democracy is contra-indicated except for these few.

    • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

      You obviously didn’t watch that documentary about what happened with carbon credits in the EU.

      When you drive 40-100 miles every day, driving in circles like a rat, there’s really no way out of this *DEAL*. It will always end the same way.

      Ayup, the bees (at least 5 different species) love to hit the mint flowers. I swear, one mint flower (in my front yard) has 5-7 bees on it, any time of the day…

      • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

        You can eat bees. They’re very good for you. Just let them buzz around in your mouth before you crunch down.

        • ZrCrypDiK July 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

          How many times they stung your tongue (ZoFo)?!? That’s a gud album (stairway, indeed)

          • ZrCrypDiK September 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

            The bees are gone now. End of the season? Rainy? Either way, they not showing their *face*…

  117. barbisbest July 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    EvelynV- your points about McCain are well stated. None of them elevate him in my estimation, along with the fact that he was playing a video game during deliberations about a war with Syria. A video game, of all things. He should have been thrown out of the Senate on his arse.

  118. barbisbest July 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    It was actually Wilma Mankiller. The former Cherokee Chief. I stand corrected.

  119. wpa--ccc July 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    “White people everywhere are disliked, and not allowed to be by themselves.” –meargen

    White people had their own space in Europe and what did they do? They went warring on others, they went enslaving others, they went colonizing and extracting natural weath from African and Asia nations. They engineered holocausts of millions of Native Americans, stealing their lands. White people engineered a holocaust of Jews, homosexuals, Gyspsies, etc. White people engineered and used nuclear weapons to use on Japanese civilians, women, children, babies, everyone.

    The USA is still majority white. With the exception of the president (who is half white), the USA government is majority white. Just in the last few years white American neo-cons engineered a plan that bombed invaded and killed, creating havoc in the middle east.

    It has nothing to do with hating whites or wanting the destruction of whites. It is a question of the survival of non-whites. It is dangerous to leave white people alone to make their plans to exterminate the rest of the world; whites must not be left unsupervised.

    White people are disliked today with good reason.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Yet you use our technology and live in our lands. You need to take off all your White clothes and walk (not ride) to an Indian Reservation and live in the forest off roots and berries. Be the dirty naked savage. Maybe some Indians will let you wear a buffalo robe in the winter. That’s about it though: they don’t live authentic Indian lives either anymore. But maybe you can pretend they do and be their slave?

      Everyone wants what the White Man has and what he has developed, but they want White Man himself to go away and die. It’s ugly and evil.

    • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      You know, ‘soker, that sounded totally sane, until you claimed the actions of filthy rich elites were simply “whites”…

    • elysianfield July 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

      “White people are disliked today with good reason”

      Considering that all resources are finite, living well is a zero-sum option. What culture or race would canonize a group of people living significantly better than they, and admittedly at their expense?
      This is not to say that quality of life is the only metric of our current “popularity”…we have committed many sins and crimes, but no more than any other culture or race given the similar opportunity. Do not think that any other grouping would be altruistic and beloved…

      “It’s good to be the king…” Mel Brooks

  120. FincaInTheMountains July 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Was it Hillary who hit a bump, really? If you make a search on news in Google…

    Forbes: Hillary Clinton’s Reality Check: Her Polling Numbers (tank)
    NPR: Is Hillary Clinton ‘Likable Enough’?
    Azcentral: Americans hesitating on Hillary Clinton
    Washington Times: Hillary Clinton, upstaged by Bernie Sanders and other Democratic rivals, slides in polls

    and so on and so forth….

    Buck, may be you were right and decision has been made not to strike Hillary by the court option, but rather dump her at the polls gradually.

    Well, by hook or by crook – I don’t care, as long as she is out of the 2016 race.

  121. FincaInTheMountains July 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Buck, you should’ve taken the wager….

  122. FincaInTheMountains July 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    Have you noticed that with Hillary gone from the headlines, the world event went back to some sleepy mode?

    The only reasonable entertainment was provided by CNN (I don’t have the Fox news here, actually I do, but for additional charge, and I am not that crazy to spend money for the privilege of watching Bill O’Reilly) with there story of pilots of Russian Nuclear Bomber sending their 4th of July greetings to intercepting US pilots off the California shores.

    Why would they run that 2-week old story now, anyway?

  123. barbisbest July 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Janos- and the white (and black man) tramples his fellow man to get a big screen TV on sale at Walmart. THAT is SICK!! Who are the savages Janos. Hmmm?!?!? Yes, I use technology, for the time we have left with it. That is my right Janos, just as it is your right to express your opinion. This civilization, or what we loosely call it, is way too dependent on technology! On the news the other night, psychologists expressing deep concern over our childrens’ time spent in front of screens. They should be!

    Perhaps Janos is JHK’s alter ego, a pen name for him on this blog. Or perhaps not. But, he could have one, couldn’t he.

    • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

      I haven’t jumped your sh!t recently, have I?!?

      “Perhaps Janos is JHK’s alter ego, a pen name for him on this blog. ”

      Yeah, I suspect most of the sockies are his aliases. How better to make up fictional contraband!!! The Vlad one is perplexing, tho – who would really want to associate themselves with such a hideous character… DEAR OLE DAD!!!

      • Janos Skorenzy July 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

        As my son you are my marionette. But if you persist in this insolence, I will cut your strings and make you into a hand puppet or as you like to say, a sockie.

        Your independence is your dearest illusion. You don’t notice your strings or my scissors.

  124. wpa--ccc July 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    “You need to take off all your White clothes” –Janos



    Your “white” clothes were made in sweatshops China, India, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, etc. by non-white workers. Take off your slave wage clothes produced by non-whites, you hypocrite!

    • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

      Exactly. Those jobs need to come back to America. Those are our jobs. I remember how you always love to say “our” jobs – but now you blame us and call them sweatshops.

  125. wpa--ccc July 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

    “Perhaps Janos is JHK’s alter ego, a pen name for him on this blog.”


    Except Janos has been reprimanded by JHK for antisemitic comments.

    • dannyboy July 23, 2015 at 9:05 pm #


      • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

        OMG I can’t say why, but I love this reply. Pretty much sums it all up, succinctly…

        • Janos Skorenzy July 24, 2015 at 4:07 am #

          Theater – the eater. That’s your clue. But it’s only one door in the Magic Theatre. My favorite is “All girls are yours”. There’s no one under the Mask. The Mask and the face are the same thing. Personality is just your collection of masks. It’s just turtles and tinsel all the way down.

  126. wpa--ccc July 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    Have you noticed that with Hillary gone from the headlines, the world event went back to some sleepy mode?” –Finca


    Finca, with The Donald saying he might form a third party and run as an indepedent, splitting the Republican/Walker vote, all Hillary has to do is nap until the swearing in ceremony at her inauguration.

    • FincaInTheMountains July 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

      Yeah, I always said here that Trump is Ross Perot circa 1992. He seems to be on Hillary’s team.

  127. barbisbest July 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    Did my criticism of Sarah Palin put you over the top Janos?!?! I bet. Did you ever hear Robin’s stand up routine about her. I thought my sides would split open!! “Where do they get these people? Wheel of Candidates? And this candidate can breast feed and shoot down a helicopter all at one time. Sarah Palin come on down.” I doubt if JHK was dazzled by her brilliance. I’d like to go back and see, if anything, what he had to say at the time.

    Good day Janos.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      Where did I ever say I was a Republican? And I loathe McCain who made her famous. She’s dumb and a tool of people much smarter than herself. But if you are trying to compare her with Trump you’re just showing that you are no better.

      I’m going to vote for Trump because of what he’s saying about illegal immigration, not because he’s a Republican. I’ll vote for him if goes 3rd Party, in fact I hope he does. The Republicans have to die and so do the Democrats. And yes I know he might not be sincere. He may well betray us. But at least it’s a chance – the other ones are all obviously traitors to America and the American people.

      Watch the movie “Black Robe” about the conflict between the English and French, and their Iroquois and Algonquin allies. There’s some good footage of the cult of torture that existed among the Indians of the Northeast, especially the Iroquois. You have to stop glorifying these people. The Cherokee had Black slaves. A few years ago they denied tribal membership to Black “freemen”. The Chief said “Those freemen will suck you dry.” A wise man.

    • ZrCrypDiK July 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

      Trolling the troll. BAD, bad, bad, bad, bad (ad nauseum). WHY?!?

    • dannyboy July 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      “Where do they get these people? Wheel of Candidates?” – barbisbest

      100% on the money!

      The first round of contenders include all the shills put up as spoilers; people who would make even the most unlikely candidate in their Party look good by comparison.

      Next up are those being tested to see if they can go the distance to the Convention. Then they test market those “Products” for any sellable attributes.

      I’ll skip to the Finals. Now there’s a General Election where the Second Most Corrupt is elected. The Most Corrupt goes off to write a book about their greatness.

      Is this the best way to bake a cake?

  128. Stardust July 23, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    JHK isnt Janos. I dont know him that well, but cant imagine him content as an immigrant sniper with or without a jug of Red Mountain.

  129. Pucker July 24, 2015 at 12:08 am #

    Hillary Clinton last year won Planned Parenthood’s top honor, the PPFA Margaret Sanger Award.

    The Democratic Party nominee to be the next President of the United States last year won an award from an organization that sells baby parts. Can it get any more bizarre?! It’s rather Satanic.

    Meanwhile, down at the “Planned Parenthood” immediately after the abortion a horny, pimply-faced white teenage bloke in a fast food uniform making minimum wage says into a microphone and over the loudspeaker: “Pick up on Counter Twelve!”

    • Stardust July 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      Whoa! Read much?

      • Pucker July 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

        “Clinton Cash” is a brilliant book.

  130. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    New York Times: Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account

    Apparently, the Email server issue that continues to haunt Hillary, now has acquired a criminal angle.

    Buck, care to comment?

  131. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 6:31 am #

    My palm feed business keeps getting good traction among local dairy farmers. The feed that I am producing getting a reputation of significantly improving the health of the animals which could be immediately told by looking at their skin.

    However, I am getting unexpected problem in payments: I operate on a 15-days credit cycle, the same as dairy farmers who get paid for their milk after 15 days of supplying the milk to milk processors. Credit cycle assumes no interest charge – just part of the business. Due to temporary summer drought on the Island, the milk production went way down, so farmers experiencing (I hope temporary) difficulties in meeting their payment obligations.

    I try stretch the credit cycle as much as I could (I need to pay my suppliers as well), so I keep delivering the feed even after couple of missed payments.

    My next project – improving the weighting process into 100-lb sacks at the factory. My goal is to somewhat automate it to a degree that just a single employee could handle it without breaking his back.

    After that, I am salivating at the Japanese system of climbing the tall trees:

    I am not sure that that system is going to work on a Royal Palm Trees: they are shaped as a bottle with middle part wider than the rest of the trunk.

    Hope no to go broke before I get to implement that project.

  132. Buck Stud July 24, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Where’s BRH? Usually when a violent national incident occurs he never misses an opportunity to denounce black/Latino criminals and immediately hits CFN with an immediate response punctuated with his idiosyncratic signature: “How do you like it now, gentlemen?”

    Oh that’s right, it was just another Obama hating right-wing/white supremacist asshole on a murderous rampage so it’s only cricket’s chirping in BRH’s world.

    Ditto for Janos. I wonder if he will ‘tone it down’ for a week or two like he did when that other white supremacists asshole when out on a murderous rampage targeting black church goers? In fact, for a couple of weeks he sounded downright remorseful. Perhaps he was concerned that certain PTB would start ‘tracking him’ –Janos/ Jaego– on the various websites in which he ‘delivers his message’. (And yes, that is Janos claim, not my opinion.)

    In the meantime, the delusional can pat themselves on the ass with the knowledge that Americans/whites are far more moral and ethical than those damn brown people from down south of the border. As one poster asserted this week “Mexicans are different”.

    And maybe they are, or at least in a more overt manner. After all, few people or nations can approach the USA when it comes to codifying corruption and questionable ethical practice into law–‘We are a nation of laws!!!

    Of course anyone with half a brain and who has ever dealt with an insurance company whose only consideration is a bottom line “Claim Denied” stamp to be filed away at the end of the day certainly understand what a bullshit pronouncement that is. IOW, “The American,dog-eat-dog way as Janos asserted.

    • malthuss July 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

      You are not stupid. You are aware of the ‘melt down’ [not quite on par with Columbia’s, yet- gulp] that Mexico is in, yes.

      Re,In the meantime, the delusional can pat themselves on the ass with the knowledge that Americans/whites are far more moral and ethical than those damn brown people from down south of the border.

      Did anyone here [besides you] bring skin color into this,“Mexicans are different”.
      Well, Mexico is different,

    • Janos Skorenzy July 24, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

      Get a grip Buck. The guy was just a nut not a “White Supremacist”. Most or all of his victims were White you silly goose. None of us use that term or think that way anymore. We just want our own country.

      White America was a much finer place than Mexico. Why do you think they wanted to come here? And why do so many of them support Trump? They don’t want the hell they escaped from to follow them here.

  133. Buck Stud July 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    “Buck, may be you were right and decision has been made not to strike Hillary by the court option, but rather dump her at the polls gradually.”

    Fin, as you learn more about American politics you will come to understand that some polls are legitimate while others are simply tools. For instance, the pollster you are referring to is known for wide swings in results and highly inaccurate polling with a GOP slant. Just a few days before PPP–a legitimate, respected polling firm– had HRC trouncing the GOP field in Virginia. Lo and behold, the aforementioned polling firm brings up the rear with some absolutely contradictory results.( The same polling firm, BTW, that had the right-wing Tea Party candidate for governor of Colorado 10 points ahead of Hick the Incumbent just two weeks before the race–Hick won going away.)

    And don’t think I’m being insulting/condescending to you personally. No less an authority than Mark Twain wrote a magnificent essay/retort asserting that the ‘native novelist’ is the only one truly capable of observing the psyche of a nation.

  134. wpa--ccc July 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    “Apparently, the Email server issue that continues to haunt Hillary, now has acquired a criminal angle.” — Finca


    Not really, Finca. The NYT got it wrong. Imagine that! The NYT being wrong!

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Select Committee on Benghazi, said on Friday that the IG had personally told him he did not request a criminal probe.

    A Justice Department official said in a statement Friday morning that “the Department has received a referral related to the potential compromise of classified information. It is not a criminal referral.

    Hillary has released 55,000 pages and said she will answer any questions before the Select Committee.

    There is no there there. Sounds like Republican talking points or Faux news reporting. The NYT certainly got it wrong.

  135. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton Sent Classified Information Over Email While at State Department, Review Finds

    An internal government review found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent at least four emails from her personal account containing classified information during her time heading the State Department.

    This is malfeasance. Serious. Republicans will now cling to it and squeeze the most out of it. Not in terms of PR. A die-hard Hillary electorate absolutely do not care about any of her crimes (one BengaziGate should’ve be enough), but to keep Hillary under criminal prosecution could be a very useful tool

  136. Q. Shtik July 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    To be honest, I’m enjoying the hell out of this Trump affair even though he hasn’t got a snowball’s chance of being our next president. He is serving a grand purpose as only an egotistical wealthy narcissist could… making all the PC politicians and liberal media assholes squirm, wondering how the hell to deal with this guy. Too bad for the poor bastard he told “You’re finished.”

    But getting around to the phenomenon of narcissism, I started to pay attention to the frequency of the personality trait (disorder?) within the population (it is surprisingly high) and how it presents itself over a wide spectrum of behaviors. It’s like Parkinson’s disease – there are almost no two cases exactly alike. Take my brother-in-law, please. I would welcome other commenters thoughts on this phenomenon.

    I will speculate that a high percentage of the people who have put Trump at the top of the poles for the Republican nomination, and those who show up to cheer him at his political circus events, wear fake diamond pinky rings, knock-off Rolex watches and drive ten year old Cadillac Escalades badly in need of new tires. In short, they do not actually possess the wherewithal to finance the front they are putting on.

    In the case of Trump it is the unabashed bragging that is embarrassing to a normal person. Normal mothers teach their children three things:

    . Don’t pick your nose in public
    . Don’t chew with your mouth open and
    . Don’t BRAG

    • Janos Skorenzy July 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

      This distaste you feel, this “good taste”, is all that remains of the Protestant morality that once ruled this country. Trump is a reversion to a more primitive type. As a barbarian, he calls things as he sees them as well as boasting incessantly. We need this barbaric energy because denial of reality has put us into dire straits. If listening to his boasts is the price we pay for his truth telling, it’s a very good bargain indeed.

      Middle class Whites are over-socialized and out of politeness are handing their country over to others. Many do so proudly, thinking self interest is the height of bad manners! A new word has been coined for such people: cuckservatives. You already know what it means but have a look anyway.

    • Janos Skorenzy July 24, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

      After Trump gave out his phone number, Lindsey Graham made a video of hitting his phone with a baseball bat. The fag acted like a fool. Rand Paul chain sawed the tax code. All of them are shameless trying to get the attention that naturally goes to the great man. The Great Man goes to the border, all eyes are on him to see what he says and does. He is already the President. The election will be a mere formality.

    • volodya July 25, 2015 at 10:46 am #

      Maybe you can explain. Trump says he’s rich. OK, maybe he is. But how does that square with the number of bankruptcies (four I think) that his businesses have been through? And another thing, how do these numerous failures argue in favor of a Trump candidacy? Not exactly an unblemished record in business, no?

      With respect to John McCain, Trump said he likes guys that don’t get captured. Yeah, fine.

      Now, it’s not necessarily so that success in business translates into success in politics.

      But, as a matter of preference, I like guys whose businesses don’t go tits up.

      Especially when they’re running for Prez.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

        One of the Military complained to Lincoln: General Grant is a heavy drinker. Lincoln replied, find out what he’s drinking and start drinking the same thing. He gets results and the rest of you don’t.

        Likewise, Trump is rich. He must have done many things right. Like I said to Q, you are offended by his style. You will take a beautiful style over an ugly one any day. And add to that what’s he’s talking about is ugly as well. So that just makes it worse in your book: he’s just ugly! That’s where we differ: I’ll take an ugly truth over a beautiful lie any day of the week. And no matter how beautifully told, a lie is still a lie – just look at the NY Times.

        People in decadent societies are Keatsians who believe Truth is Beauty and Beauty, Truth. It aint necessarily so – not at this level of existence anyway. Trump cuts through the bullshit and his coarseness is a small price to pay for getting the straight dope about what’s going on.

        You need to start practicing Buddhi Yoga – the Yoga of discrimination. Discrimination? Isn’t that bad? No you discriminate between a girl and a telephone pole, right? Likewise, please discriminate between Beauty, beautiful style, and the Truth. The Truth is Beautiful just because it is what it is. How’s it’s expressed is just frosting on the cake. It doesn’t cease to be true just because it is expressed plainly or even badly, though the latter is a defect of course. Compare that with a beautifully told Lie – the very essence of evil since it uses Beauty to cover up the Truth, or one aspect of Divinity against another.

    • volodya July 25, 2015 at 11:06 am #

      There’s another thing. It was said of Roosevelt that he had a second class intellect but a first class temperament. Maybe you don’t need to be Einstein to be Prez. Maybe you just need an even keel and reasonably good judgement.

      What about the cast of characters we have today? Do you want someone like Christie with this old-school gangster hit ’em-hit ’em-kill-kill-kill-burn-down-his-house-and-piss-on-the-ashes approach? Do you want this guy with his thumb on the nuclear button?

      Or the loudmouth-huckster-self-promoter even in the face of big-time business failure? I mean, does this guy actually have any money? Or are all the watches ten dollar knock-offs?

      Or Hillary that never answers a question? I mean, has she ever answered one? In her life? And now she’s under investigation over those emails. And she’s running for Prez?

      • Janos Skorenzy July 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

        There’s only one issue right now: Immigration. Because if we don’t get immigration right, we wont have a country anymore – and thus any other issues.

        That being said, he is the only one talking about the miserable trade balance we have with other countries. The other Republicans are just losers, Jersey Reds, whose only job is to lose and hand America over to the Globalists.

  137. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    “Fin, as you learn more about American politics …” — Buck

    I’m probably too old to do that or to even care. I am more interested in how the Imperial Washingtonian politics reflects on world events.

    Apparently, there is a quite revolution going on in Moscow as we speak: the old liberal economical guard is being dumped right and left and loosing their entrenched positions they held since Clinton/Eltsin times.

    That reduces very much any hopes by Americans for regime change in Moscow – Putin pro-Russia, pro-Imperial block is getting more strength. There is a strong possibility of Obama-Putin deal being struck.

    But it’s been pretty quiet news-wise. So, no news is good news, right?

  138. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    “To be honest, I’m enjoying the hell out of this Trump affair” — Q

    That’s the whole idea, Mr. Q: Bread and circus, so enjoy the show and don’t forget to refill your popcorn bowl.

  139. wpa--ccc July 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm #

    “There is a strong possibility of Obama-Putin deal being struck.” — Finca

    Really, Finca? You mean Putin is being hurt by Obama’s sanctions and will be forced into a deal with Obama?

    Obama has the support of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Obama has the support of the European Parliament, and they all (including Obama) feel it is a necessity to leave sanctions imposed on Russia, or even toughen them if the situation on the ground in Ukraine worsens.

    Putin made a big mistake in violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine. I don’t see Obama making a deal with Putin, even if Putin came on his knees begging for a deal.

  140. wpa--ccc July 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    If we are ever going to control the thugs, murders, and terrorists responsible for white on white crime, it looks like we are going to have to build big high walls around Louisiana, South Carolina, etc.

  141. wpa--ccc July 24, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    If we are ever going to control violence of the white thugs, white murderers, and white terrorists responsible for white on white crime (Columbine, Aurora, Sandy Hook, etc.), it looks like we are going to have to build big high walls around Louisiana, South Carolina, etc.

  142. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    “Obama has the support of the European Parliament” — CCC

    Kremlin sends clear signals to more European countries that for political barking towards Russia, no matter on whose orders, these European countries will have to pay a cost – their national businesses will shrink and the standard of living of their citizens will decrease.

    Only last month Finland has received warnings after the cancellation of the visit of the Russian PMs to the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Helsinki and Holland.

    Finns were warned about the Russian lumber from which about 30% of Finnish export is comprised, Dutch were warned about the flower export to Russia. The fact that the Netherlands not only exports to Russia their flowers, but also makes money as a middleman in the supply of flowers to Russia from other regions of the world, in particular Colombia.

    There is a logical question – if these guys are upset about something, let them go out of business with Russia and smoke some bamboo pipe. Russia could find with whom to make money in a falling market and declining standards of living everywhere.

    Only here in Russian market the enemies of Russia won’t be able to make any more money at all. And if they like to bark under accompaniment of American harmonica, let them try making money in America. Bark or do business – nothing personal.

  143. Janos Skorenzy July 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm #…

    He has been “disappeared” as happens in any Communist country or dictatorship. The Priests did the same thing to Akhenaton in old Egypt: every reference to him was stripped from monuments.

  144. FincaInTheMountains July 24, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN: The relationship between United States and Russia will thaw, and Europe will have to pay for broken dishes in Ukraine

    One reason for the thaw in relations between Moscow and Washington, the German edition of Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten says, that both Russia and the United States have simply lost any interest in Ukraine. From the ruins the Ukrainian economy – after the “noble” attempt by the West to “integrate” Ukraine – the EU will now have to pull out on their own.

    The Russian-US relations showed signs of a warming up. This is evidenced from Barack Obama recent interview with New York Times.

    From the mouth of the president of the United States were heard laudatory words about Vladimir Putin and his team for their constructive role in the negotiations with Iran, the newspaper writes.

    According to the American leader, without Russia’s participation agreement with the Iranian side would be impossible.…

  145. Buck Stud July 25, 2015 at 12:43 am #

    “Did anyone here [besides you] bring skin color into this,“Mexicans are different”.Well, Mexico is different,”–Malthus

    I was still thinking about what Southwest Observer(very interesting poster BTW) wrote earlier in the week hence ‘bringing skin color’ into the mix.: For example, SW Observer wrote:

    :“I read, write and speak Spanish fluently and have spent most of my life living with, working with and dealing with Mexicans from Mexico and Mexican-Americans. And Mexicans are different. They have very different values especially regarding rules and laws and whether or not one should respect them and follow them. Mexicans view laws as generally irrelevant and things to be overcome, not things that should be followed. Corruption is so endemic to the Mexican character that a Mexican will view anyone who things that laws should be followed as someone weak and ridiculous. That’s why Mexico is as corrupt as it is and why the whole country is a mess.”

    And this:

    “Recently I was speaking with a Mexican construction worker who is living and working here in the US in violation of immigration laws. We were discussing the issue of corruption and he said to me, (in Spanish), “You know, we’ve brought so much corruption ourselves that we’re now even corrupting the gringos. They didn’t used to be like that. They weren’t always trying to cheat us. They are now though because of us. We taught them to be corrupt.”

    • Buck Stud July 25, 2015 at 12:54 am #

      Obviously, the last assertion posted above is laughable; hence my mention earlier this week of the systemic corruption in the American courts which enabled and allowed American squatters to steal land rightfully owned by Mexicans.

      I also tried to argue(not very persuasively apparently) that corruption is not endemic/innate to Mexicans only, but, in fact, Americans also also succumb to ethically compromised behavior/ laws. Certainly, Mexicans did not ‘teach us to be corrupt”.

      • malthuss July 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

        Mexico has many problems. Is the USA more cause or solution to its problems?
        One major source of pesos is the greenbacks sent to Mexico.
        Narcotics are a huge problem. Those two plus oIl are its 3 major income streams.

        However I disagree with Hitlerys comment that,
        ‘The USA is to blame for the violence in Mexico’.

      • Janos Skorenzy July 25, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

        In other words, Mexico is just as much (and just as little) your country as America is. You have no allegiance and thus no home – and this is the point of view you advocate and argue for. You are like the rootless Cosmopolitans and Internationalists, except for one “little” fact: it makes sense for them since the profit enormously from their lifestyle. It’s the very essence of disempowerment for an ordinary person to adopt their point of view – of course they love it when you do! You’re like a dog bringing its leash to its owner….

  146. FincaInTheMountains July 25, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    Corruption is simply a useful instrument in the toolbox of neo-colonial governance system

    Zbigniew Brzezinski said, “…but as the $500 billion of the Russian elite money is in our banks, are you still sure: is it your elite or is already ours?”

    Twenty-five years ago, early on the morning of December 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Just Cause, sending tens of thousands of troops and hundreds of aircraft into Panama to execute a warrant of arrest against its leader, Manuel Noriega, on charges of drug trafficking.

    For years, as Saddam Hussein had been Washington’s man in Iraq, so Noriega was a CIA asset and Washington ally in Panama. He was a key player in the shadowy network of anti-communists, tyrants, and drug runners that made up what would become Iran-Contra.

    Bush’s National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft said: “I can’t really describe the course of events that led us this way… Noriega, was he running drugs and stuff? Sure, but so were a lot of other people. Was he thumbing his nose at the United States? Yeah, yeah.”

    Just Cause represented a bold new era in American military force projection: speed, mass, and precision, coupled with immediate public visibility.

    Well, a certain kind of visibility at least. The devastation of El Chorrillo was, of course, ignored by the US media.

  147. BackRowHeckler July 25, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    We hate the 1%, that goes without saying, by which we mean the Koch bros. and the family who owns Walmart. Tom Steyer, Soros, Spielberg, they’re ok. What a surprise it is then to learn the Castro family from Havana, Cuba is worth about $2.5 billion, squirreled away in banks in Switzerland, Spain and the Cayman Islands. Revolution pays pretty good, who could have known?, better than even Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s Poverty Pimp Grift, and Planned Parenthoods lucrative side business selling internal organs of aborted little ones (the main business $500 million in swag from the government each year) just a little extra cash for a summer home on the Vineyard and the latest model Audi, and some good white wine.

    How do you like it now, Gentlemen?


  148. BackRowHeckler July 25, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    We had the funeral up in Springfield, Mass. yesterday for one of the Marines murdered in Tennessee. Big turnout. A President like Harry Truman or Theodore Roosevelt would have been there … where’s Comrade Obama, he’s visiting his African Homeland. Didn’t he or one of his reps show up at Michael Brown’s funeral?

    Incidentally, I’m curious what all you Edward Snowden fans think of the detailed HUD database the Admin. is compiling on every one of us in their plan to racially engineer the US (as revealed last week) No problem, can’t be blamed on NSA? Intentions are good. The sh-t tastes good, its all for the better?


  149. BackRowHeckler July 25, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Finca, you are critical of the US and its history, let us now examine Russia.

    “The distinctive feature of the Stalinist punitive system was the large number of people sentenced to death. In 1930-40 at least 726,000 people were shot, most of them in 1937-38. Executions, along with the high mortality rate during the investigation and enroute to and within the prisons and camps, reduce the ultimate number of inmates”. — ‘The History of the Gulag’, Oleg V. Khlevniuk.

    there’s more here, much more.


  150. barbisbest July 25, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    Since I brought up the subject of indians, that always seems to get Janos going… it doesn’t matter what your creed, color or ancestry is, Native Indian, Jewish, Polish, Hungarian, we ll better start practicing the rain dance. In the most recent issue of the Nation, we have 15 years to avert a full blown water crisis. It is reported that a majority of the worlds population lives within a 30 mile radius of water sources that are badly stressed or running out. This can be attributed to climate change and mismanagement of the resource. In Brazil, which used to be the most water rich country, water is being severely depleted to grow sugar cane for ethanol, to run, guess what? It’s scary to think that water is essential, not only to sustain life, but it is crucial to keep nuclear power plants operational. Yes, folks the problem that used to be “their’ problem, is coming home to the global north.

    Janos, I thank you for the suggestion that I should go back to the bush and eat berries. Although I don’t live in the bush, I already do eat berries on my property, blueberries and mulberries. Ever heard of them. I made a mulberry pie from them this spring that would have earned a blue ribbon at any county fair, and the berries are so sweet,I didn’t have to add any sugar!! Yes, I eat berries that are growing and cherries, and leer at honeybees. Honey is the only food that doesn’t go bad!! Leave it to the honeybee.

    I wish no man or woman ill will, in that, I suppose, I am graced.

    Just jest that Janos alter ego, JHK. I wish you water.

    • elysianfield July 25, 2015 at 11:18 am #

      ” Honey is the only food that doesn’t go bad!!”

      Sorry, Barb, but that is incorrect…you can leave a Twinkie outside for months without apparent harm, and flies won’t land on it….

      • elysianfield July 25, 2015 at 11:27 am #

        also, as an aside, last week you opined that Obama kept Iran from building the bomb. Yesterday on an interview, I watched John Kerry as he explained that the deal with Iran was important, as they already have enough weapons-grade fissionable material on hand to make 10-12 bombs…. The Israelis are, no doubt, going bat-shit crazy, and yet no airstrikes, no boots on the ground. That Iran already has nuclear weapons is, I think, a given. It is always better to ask forgiveness than permission.

        God is great….

    • Janos Skorenzy July 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      Barb, you owe all that have and all that you are to the White conquest of this continent. All that you have and all that you are. All that you have and all that you are. Your debt to the Conquerors is incalculable. You must pray for your godly and god like ancestors in utter gratitude.

      Bad honey was the basis of one of the famous Medici poisons. I don’t know if it was fermented in some way or if it came from a poisonous plant to begin with. We should find out if we can.

  151. barbisbest July 25, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    The car is ruining Brazil, sucking up all the water to make sugar cane ethanol. Like a character in JHK’s novel said, it has ruined Virginia. Ruining the planet. This paradigm rather sucks.

  152. FincaInTheMountains July 25, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    “Finca, you are critical of the US and its history, let us now examine Russia” – brh

    Brh, you reminded me of an old anecdote:

    Two cowboys are riding down the desert. One sees a big pile of horse sh-t:
    — Joe, would you like to bet 100 bucks that I could eat that pile of sh-t?
    — Sure, why not

    Eddie eats the pile of sh-t, Joe hands over 100 bucks, they continue to ride in silence

    Joe, dearly missing his 100 bucks, notices another pile of sh-t.

    — Eddie, would you like to bet a 100 bucks that I could eat that pile of sh-t?
    — Sure, why not?

    Joe eats a pile of sh-t, recovers his 100 bucks and they keep riding in silence. Finally Eddie breaks up:

    — Listen, Joe, could you please tell me why in the bloody hell we ate that much sh-t between you and me?

    • BackRowHeckler July 25, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      You have cowboys in St Petersburg?


      • FincaInTheMountains July 25, 2015 at 11:36 am #

        Of course. And they’re all named either Joe or Eddie. Long-standing St Petersburg’s tradition.

  153. FincaInTheMountains July 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    “Brh, you reminded me of an old anecdote” – me

    Do you know why Cain killed Abel? For an old anecdote

  154. wpa--ccc July 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    “That Iran already has nuclear weapons is, I think, a given. It is always better to ask forgiveness than permission. God is great….” –Elysian

    Yes, more than one Muslim country has nuclear weapons. But they don’t use them. There is only one country in the world so barbaric that it has indiscriminately incinerated men, women, children, and babies with nuclear weapons. Twice.

    • elysianfield July 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

      No, there is no question of morality in the use of the bomb. The mighty 8th Air Force incinerated 200,000+ men, women and children in single strikes, on several occasions, in Hamburg, Dresden, and Tokyo (9th, in Tokyo, but same Commander). Janos might opine…”would the wheat fear not the scythe, but loathe the combine?”
      I leave it open for comment that I probably would not exist were it not for lack of necessity of my Father hitting the beaches at Shimoboku…. Rail against total war, not the instruments thereof.

    • elysianfield July 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

      “Yes, more than one Muslim country has nuclear weapons. But they don’t use them”

      Not much history in this case to form an opinion of their forbearance. Paki’s have openly stated they “WILL” use Nukes if necessary. All advanced weapons in existence have been used with bad intentions…I assume you take comfort in the humanity of North Korea?

    • sprawlcapital July 26, 2015 at 12:56 am #

      Last week I wrote here about the 70th anniv3rsay of the Trinity test, in New Mexico, of an atomic bomb. It could have ended there. The feasibility of nuclear explosives was demonstrated.

      Competent historians agree that Japan was defeated before the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and would have surrendered within weeks without the nuclear destruction of those cities.

      The official narrative from our government, immediately after the war, stated the opposite: that there would have been one million American casualties from the invasion of the Japanese home islands that would have been necessary without the atomic bombings.

      The official narrative was a lie, a lie that was repeated so many times that people like elysian believe it.

      Even President Eisenhower stated after the war that Japan was defeated before the atom bombings.

      • elysianfield July 26, 2015 at 11:03 am #

        Yes, I believe it irrespective of the current wave of America Bashing and self-flagellation. Japan was defeated at the battle of Midway…yet Kwajalein, Iwo Jima, Saipan and Okinawa, where 10’s of thousands of Marines and GI’s died…guess no one told the Japanese.

        • sprawlcapital July 26, 2015 at 7:22 pm #


          A book I recommend is The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, by Gar Alperovitz. Published in 1995, it’s not part of any “current wave” of anything. This debate has been going on for decades.

          By the way, my saying that people like elysian believe the official narrative was mildly rude. I might have better said people including elysian believe it.