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So, in its current sad state, devoid of useful political ideas, mired in the mostly manufactured conflicts of race and gender, psychologically crippled by the election loss of a miserable candidate to the Golden Golem of Greatness, the Democratic Party is returning full steam to a gambit that worked so well years ago: beating the devil by congressional inquiry.

In President Trump (uccchhh, the concept!), they’ve got a target much juicier even than Old Nixie. It wasn’t for nothing that they called him “Tricky Dick.” He came back from political near-death twice in his career. The first time, running as Dwight Eisenhower’s veep, he was accused of accepting the gift of a vicuna coat for his wife, Pat, and other secret cash emoluments. He overcame that with one of the first epic performances of the TV age, the “Checkers Speech” — Checkers being the family’s cocker spaniel, who Nixon invoked as a proxy for his own guileless innocence. It worked bigly.

The second near-death was his defeat in the California governor’s race of 1962, following his 1960 squeaker presidential election loss to John F. Kennedy. “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore…” he told the press. But he rose from the grave in 1968 — after fortifying his bank account in a Wall Street law practice — when the Vietnam War was tearing the country apart (and wrecking the Democratic Party of Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey).

It is not unrecognized that in his first term Nixon functioned as a very capable executive, presiding over social and environmental legislation that would be considered progressive today — though he remained mired in the tarbaby of Vietnam. But then, in the reelection campaign of ’72, he got a little too cute — or, at least, his campaign show-runners did, hiring a klatch of bumbling ex-CIA errand boys to burgle the DNC offices, who were then caught red-handed at the scene, which was the basement of the Watergate apartment complex… and the rest is history.

What a fabulous inquisition Watergate was! What a colorful cast characters: the wily old “country lawyer” Senator Sam Ervin, the dashing chief staff inquisitor Professor Sam Dash, the fallen Republican knights, Elliot Richardson and Archibald Cox, the lonely and heroic bean-spiller, John Dean! And many more. The Watergate hearings on TV were more thrilling than Downtown Abby. Once Old Nixie went down the path of stonewalling and evasion — covering up an escapade he might not have even known about at the time — he was dead meat.

I remember that sweaty August day that he threw in the towel. (I was a young newspaper reporter when newspapers still mattered.) It was pretty much a national orgasm. “NIXON RESIGNS!” the headlines screamed. A moment later he was on the gangway into the helicopter for the last time. Enter, stage right, the genial Gerald Ford….

Forgive me for getting caught up in the very nostalgia I castigate. And now here we are in the mere early months of Trumptopia about to hit the replay button on a televised inquisition. In my humble opinion, Donald Trump is a far more troubling personality than Tricky Dick ever was, infantile, narcissistic, at times verging on psychotic, but the RussiaGate story looks pretty flimsy. At this point, after about ten months of NSA-FBI investigation, nothing conclusive has turned up about Trump’s people “colluding” with Russia to gain unfair advantage in the election against You-Know-Who. Former NSA chief James Clapper has publicly stated twice in no uncertain terms that there’s no evidence to support the allegations (so far).

And there remains the specter of the actual content of the “collusion” — conveniently ignored by the so-called “Resistance” and its water-carriers at The New York Times — the hacked emails that evince all kinds of actual misbehavior by Secretary of State HRC and the DNC. The General Mike Flynn episode seems especially squishy, since it is the routine duty of incoming foreign affairs officials to check in with the ambassador corps in Washington. Why do you think nations send ambassadors to other countries?

The upshot of all this will be a political circus for the rest of the year and the abandonment of any real business in government, at a moment in history when some very weighty black swans circle above the clouds waiting to crash land. Enjoy the histrionics if you dare, and pay no attention to collapsing economy as it all plays out.

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241 Responses to “Blood Sports”

  1. Beryl of Oyl May 12, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    I remember a few years back, a co-worker and I were explaining to a younger woman what “Watergate” was. It was being mentioned a lot in the news again.
    When we got to the part about why the burglary even happened, we were stumped.
    McGovern’s own party thought his chances were so poor, he had to choose a running mate from the seconds bin.
    They had a chance nominate a black and a woman, for the symbolism, but the thought process seemed to be that they had to at least appear to be taking the election seriously, because it was too important to beat Nixon. Why was it so important to beat Nixon, that blacks and women would not get behind one of their own, instead of yet another of the white male establishment they claimed to deplore?
    At the time, I remember thinking, “oh, of course not” to the idea of Shirley Chisholm, because I was young and “they” were grownups, but now I’m a mature adult and I still don’t get it.

    • seawolf77 May 12, 2017 at 11:24 am #

      Explaining Watergate is like explaining the monetary system. You get looks of arrant disbelief. People just look at you like “That brought down a president?” It sounds more like something that would bring down a condominium President, like Seinfeld’s dad. I know. That was how I looked and acted when I first pieced it all together.

    • K-Dog May 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

      pay no attention to collapsing economy as it all plays out.

      Yes, nothing to see here, move along. Democrats and Republicans masturbating. Russian salad dressing in the making. Nothing you want to see but their drama is the flame of national destiny to them.

      One of those circling black swans is going to make the tar baby of the Vietnam war look like an 8-bit video game when it glides down into realities pond. Turning and turning in our widening gyre there remains no party of the people. The circle jerk of the Republicans and the Democrats goes on lacking all conviction yet with passionate intensity the sound of heavy breathing drowns the first ripples of the landing of the swans.

  2. robert magill May 12, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    Donald Trump is the best thing to come along, from the Mainstream Media point of view, since the Kardashians or Kaepernick. The media has made more money selling papers and air time since Trump entered the scene than they can count. Don’t expect any let up in the 24/7 Trump, Trump, Trump cadence for the foreseeable future. If he bleeds; he ledes and we suffer. This won’t be the last dog and pony show the empty suits dream up.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 12, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      They got what they wanted on another level, because the networks kept wanting to ditch their core audience for younger Americans. Now they have the kiddies so scared of what the big, bad, Trump is going to do to them, they stay tuned to their ‘news feeds’ during all their waking hours.

      • shotho May 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

        Right, and what does this say about the level of intelligence and wisdom in our society? The lack of reason, logic and decent character in the body politic means that there is no hope for reform and renewal. We are being entertained to death while the “media” feed on our corpse.
        Story – Taiwanese went to Nicaragua to teach farmers to grow their new papaya plant. The Taiwanese instructor told a young man to cut each leaf of the plant in half with scissors. At the next stop, he didn’t so instruct the students. When asked why he asked one to cut the leaves and not the second, he answered that the first group was lazy and needed something to do. Now we have a clue as to why the Chinese are taking over.

    • seawolf77 May 12, 2017 at 11:25 am #

      The gift that keeps on giving.

    • K-Dog May 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

      By papers you must be referring to the colorful rags next to the Slim Jims, breath mints, and gum at grocery store checkout stands.

      This is not an improvement. I much prefer seeing Kim’s big butt and would pay not to see Trumps at all.

  3. Walter B May 12, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    Indeed Sir it is all farce and has been for many decades now as you do well to point out. There are two main reasons that the system will never recover and cannot ever get any better. The first is that there are NO leaders of character that could ever rise to the level required to make any serious improvements or corrections. The system itself is far too corrupt and degraded to be repaired. The fact that they call themselves “Parties” should tell you all you need to know about their intentions.

    The second is that there are far too many, and I mean WAY too many Mindless American Idiots that do not vote at all, vote for a candidate based on the color of their tie or the line of happy horseshit that it spews, or vote simply for an “R” or a “D” line because that is the limit of their abilities. Sorry, but Americans are simply no longer able to rule themselves or even smart enough to choose which Sock Puppet will be lifted onto the stage for the next go around at the Show. In the end, what does it matter anyway since the Sock Puppet does not actually rule anyway, the Money Masters do. It may even be in all of our best interests if They simply appoint the next Sock Puppet so that things go smoothly even if in the wrong direction. In the end, slavery for the masses is the final destination and the people will even beg for it I assure you. There is a certain comfort in being subjugated for after all they will never have to think again and it is clear that having to think is something that bothers them anyway. Bring it on, they will embrace it.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 12, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      Canada at least got a pretty sock puppet.

      • Walter B May 12, 2017 at 10:34 am #

        If there is solace in that then by all means enjoy. This last American “election” was actually a poll by our Masters to see if the nation was ready to accept Tyranny and Corruption outright or if it preferred to be Deceived a while longer by entertainment. Since the general public could not choose which it preferred, They decided that it would be best to continue the Deception/Entertainment menu at least for now. Three years from not They will once again ponder if the time is right to install Tyranny & Open Corruption or if continued Deception and Entertainment needs to continue. Sooner or later it will be Her turn and then the real games will begin. Oh and they can certainly keep Her alive forever, True Evil never dies, just ask Henry K or Dirt Dick Cheney.

        • DA May 12, 2017 at 10:53 am #

          This last American “election” was actually a poll by our Masters to see if the nation was ready to accept Tyranny and Corruption outright or if it preferred to be Deceived a while longer by entertainment.

          I’ve come to the same conclusion. That, and to totally discredit any more would be populist candidates for the near term future.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

        Trudeau’s “If you kill them, they win” is one for the ages. The “man” is the perfect Cuck, a perfect Stepford Husband for the woman who has everything. Maybe you could buy him once he is out of office and is back teaching high school drama.

  4. JohnAZ May 12, 2017 at 10:36 am #

    Is Trump the horrible person depicted or is his visage the result of a very organized smear campaign by the Dem old guard and the lackies , the MSM. Or worse , the entire D.C. Old guard protecting the biggest con game in human history.

    • 25miles May 13, 2017 at 12:23 am #

      Is the Dem old guard responsible for Trumps’ odious and mocking mimick of the handicapped journalist who asked an unwelcome question early in his campaign? Were his boastful “grab ’em by the pussy” comments to Billy Bush taken out of context? Are the Democrats responsible for his constant and shameless self promotion? Not that they’re above such things but the dems don’t need to get involved as Trump is self-smearing… a venal and petty bully with a chip on his shoulder. So much for dignity of office and statesmanship.

      • Ed Sessions III May 15, 2017 at 7:13 am #

        That is a flat out far left lie. President Trump never did make fun of such Said journalist.

        Fake News: Trump Did Not Mock Disabled Reporter And Other Lies From The Left

        Kerry Jackson 1/17/2017
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        MMeryl Streep, who makes millions of dollars doing what preschoolers do on the playground every day, has dragged up again the accusations that Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter.
        While making an acceptance speech earlier this month at the Golden Globe Awards, Streep said it broke her heart that “the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.”

        Fake tough guy Robert De Niro followed with a letter telling her he shared her “sentiments about punks and bullies.” Trump is no delicate blossom but it’s a bit amusing watching the mafia of popular culture censure others as if it’s a bastion of geniality and tolerance.

        But back to the charges against Trump: Is it asking too much for these people who are constantly attacking him to actually know what they are talking about? To be honest brokers of information? To be just a bit judicious?

        Quite clearly the only response has to be yes, it is too much. Because if they were to deal with the facts, their meme would collapse.

        The incident in question is Trump supposedly mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, whose hand and arm movement on his right side is impaired due to arthrogryposis. Video from 2015 seems to indicate that Trump was indeed cruelly imitating the man.

        But the media are too lazy and those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome are too nasty and small-minded to look deeper. The truth is, Trump has often used those same convulsive gestures to mimic the mannerisms of people, including himself, who are rattled and exasperated.

        Why couldn’t the mainstream media look this up? Gavin McInnes of TheRebelMedia.com and Taki’s Magazine did, and he has the video evidence to show that Trump has a history of flailing his arms to make a point. It isn’t something he reserved for Kovaleski.

        McInnes wasn’t alone — Catholics 4 Trump ably made the same case. So have others. If these people could do the research, why couldn’t the legacy media, with all its resources, do the same?

        And here’s another point: Why have we seen no images of Kovaleski moving the way Trump is moving? In every video and photograph of Kovaleski we’ve seen, he is calmly standing still with his right arm held firm against his chest. He’s not waving his arms uncontrollably.

        Why would Trump imitate a man who has difficulty moving at least one of his limbs by madly thrashing his own?

        The answer to all these questions is this: The media and their political handlers constructed a fake news talking point against Trump and ran with it. The truth would have derailed their anti-Trump, anti-Republican, anti-conservative agenda.

        This, of course, is not the only Trump lie the media and the TDR sufferers have tried to immortalize. McInnes, a controversial and provocative fellow who has described himself as a “western chauvinist” and “anarchist,” covered the Top 10 Trump Myths last week. It’s a skillful takedown of the narrative that was carefully crafted to vilify Trump — and by extension the deplorables who voted for him or against Hillary Clinton — and delegitimize his presidency.

        The lesson here is while the Democrats, and the branch of the DNC that’s also known as the media, are doing all they can to smear Trump as a depraved, crude and hateful man, the people who best fit under those terms are his accusers.

        (I do have many more reputable sites to prove your lying. You got hood winked by the sorry scum left wing media)

  5. hmuller May 12, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Seinfeld was billed as the “show about nothing”. Now we have the Democratic Party hosting a witch hunt – another show about nothing. It should be billed as “That High School Reality Show”. Who talked to a Russian? Were notes passed in study hall? Are Putin and Trump breaking up? Did Comey get punched in gym class? What was found in Flynn’s locker?
    Why isn’t anyone investigating the Lex Luther of American politics – Hillary Rotten Clinton?

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    • DA May 12, 2017 at 10:48 am #

      I was thinking the exact same thing. We have become a nation of adolescent school girls gossiping about every salacious thing our lapdog press throws out there. Shameful, shameful, shit!

      • pequiste May 12, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

        So much of the nonsense is a function of “our” electronic devices and social media.

        Any twerp can and does tweet and there are just enough characters to make a complete ass out of one’s self in a hurry.

        And by magic even if the tweet is offal or sewage – as near all of it is – it becomes “news.”


      • rollie May 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

        I watch the news and I keep waiting for the part where they talk about all the stuff that was accomplished, but it never comes. These are my employees? Get back to work you fucking slackers! Trump has never worked a day in his life though – he’s the ultimate snowflake. Someone needs to deliver the Alec Baldwin Glengarry Glenross speech on these assholes. At this point even if all they did was a bunch of conservative initiatives, it’d be an improvement. Actually I’d love to see the return of real actual conservatives and real actual liberals.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

          He is in an incredible worker. Even hardened campaigners were amazed at his endurance during the campaign. And you don’t build an empire without hard work. Whether the empire is worthwhile is a legitimate question of course – but a different one.

          This is what we’re up against. People want to believe nonsense so they do.

    • Ed Sessions III May 15, 2017 at 7:14 am #

      I could not agree more with you.

  6. DA May 12, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    But then, in the reelection campaign of ’72, he got a little too cute — or, at least, his campaign show-runners did, hiring a klatch of bumbling ex-CIA errand boys to burgle the DNC offices, who were then caught red-handed at the scene, which was the basement of the Watergate apartment complex… and the rest is history.

    That’s the story anyway. The reality is a little bit more intriguing. The “bumbling ex-CIA boys” were neither “bumbling” nor “ex,” (no committed CIA operative is EVER “ex”) – E. Howard Hunt’s official resume is as long and distinguished as anyone’s of the period (and that’s just the stuff that we know about!) – and Nixon’s staff at the time – including two characters named Cheney and Rumsfeld who would go on to some notoriety in their own right, was pretty damn far from incompetent either. Gerald Ford – the man who pardoned Nixon and thus shut down any official investigation that would have no doubt pulled a whole lot of strings that no one wanted to be pulled – was also a respected and loyal water carrier for the GOP, gaining a small amount of notoriety for his service on a little whitewash called the Warren Commission a few years earlier. Coincidence?

    Not that this wasn’t the kind of stupid caper that the ever paranoid DC outsider Nixon would have authorized, which the plotters used their great advantage in convincing him that he did, it’s just that in this particular instance he was set up by people with MUCH larger fish to fry, and the rest, as they say, is indeed history.

    But yes, I remember whiling away the hours of that particular summer vacation loosely tuning into the whole imbroglio on TV. Strange times then, even stranger times now.

    • toktomi May 13, 2017 at 2:19 am #

      Sounds logical to me. I came to believe that the boy got to thinking that he was the President of the United States and had to be put out to pasture by his own handlers.


      • DA May 13, 2017 at 9:41 am #

        Nixon, like Trump, was a consumate DC outsider for his entire DC life. An idealistic and naive left coaster from a small insular family, he had none of the east coast Ivy league connections that politics in those days thrived on, and worse, he never grew fond of cultivating them. As a member of the Ike administration his primary usefulness was to rein in Joe McCarthy, with whom he had befriended and sympathized with as a fellow DC outsider. When McCarthy eventually went down in flames, Nixon found himself, quite understandably, without many friends in the old boys club of DC politics. Eisenhower detested him and the Kennedy’s, like most of DC, detested him as an uncultured a rube.

        But one of his greatest sins was something few people know about. He favored the abolition of the oil depletion allowance for big oil, which was at the time making large fortunes Y-u-u-ge for such wealthy scions as Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchison of Dallas Texans (later Kansas City Chiefs) and Dallas Cowboys of American football (which was just taking off at the time as well) fame. But the last straw was when Nixon began tracking back toward the center (which is to say, left) during his first administration in response to the considerable liberal political pressures to do so. Making nice with BOTH the USSR and Red China while also making plans to attain “peace with honor” in Vietnam; he was all but painting a target on his back.

        But having seen the difficulties in simply blowing the brains out of public officials in public places the decade before, an altogether more subtle, and ultimately effective, method was devised for Nixon, who after all, made an exceedingly easy mark. Simply infiltrate his staff with a few agency vets (E Howard Hunt’s resume extends all the way back to the removal of Mosaddegh in Iran in 1953 and Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954, he was a key operative in the Bay of Pigs Operation and the preparation for the assassination of JFK, and he is even rumored to have been one of the actual triggermen in Dallas), let them plan and execute a plausible operation in such a way that they’re SURE to get caught and leave a carefully constructed trail of breadcrumbs that leads directly back to the Whitehouse, then have John Dean explain it all to the paranoid and confused Nixon after the fact in such a way that he believes he actually authorized all this and stand back and enjoy the show.

        Nixon almost certainly went to his grave still convinced of his guilt for an operation that, if it actually was his doing, should have been prosecuted for criminal stupidity. And Nixon, for all his other faults, was HARDLY a stupid man. He was set up by the hawkish right wing of the GOP, who were still seething from their loss in ’64 to LBJ, and whom they rightly or wrongly perceived Nixon to be an extension of. And in fact, they were right. Nixon was certainly the most moderate/liberal president since FDR or since that time. He wouldn’t get elected dog catcher in today’s political environment.

        • DA May 13, 2017 at 10:53 am #

          Another humorous anecdote from the time: after Hunt agrees to take the fall for the Watergate affair in service of the cause, he whines to Nixon for some gratuity money (to the tune of $1M or so) to sustain his immediate family in their accustomed lifestyles while he’s in the slam. So what does Nixon do? Gets on the horn to CIA Chief Richard Helms and tries to shake them down for the cash, and even mentions the “damage” that Hunt could do if he were to start talking out of turn about things he knows about certain events (referring more or less directly to the Bay of Pigs, but indirectly to the events in Dallas, which followed largely because of that) that had transpired the previous decade.

          Now the poor sap Nixon had remained in the DC power loop sufficiently after his defeat in 1960 that he certainly knew the broad strokes about what went on in Dallas, if not the actual details. In fact, he was in Dallas the night before the assassination giving a speech about how far Texas’ favorite son, LBJ’s, fortunes had fallen after being politically neutered as VP to Kennedy, who was, not surprisingly, LOATHED locally.

          At any rate, Helms summarily dismissed Nixon’s request, and then goes on to make tentative plans to pin the whole JFK affair on Hunt should he become a problem. The funny part of this whole exchange being that the hopelessly naive Nixon was SO swimming naked in the shark tank here and was COMPLETELY unaware of the predicament he was blissfully putting himself in. One can only imagine the thoughts that were going through Helms’ head as he listened to Nixon, who almost certainly thought HE was the one in the position of power in this situation, never once suspecting the potentially awful truth of the situation.


  7. JohnAZ May 12, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Trump is definitely a narcissist, but does the job description require a narcissistic personality. The continuous tear down by political opponents requires some one strong to be a leader that will take the US off of dead center. Sometimes it is better to do something even if it turns out wrong. The idea of no risk operations is anti-American.

  8. sharonsj May 12, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    At least the DNC is being sued for having its collective thumb on the scales. And I read that the Trumpster is also being sued for a long list of transgressions. So perhaps justice may yet prevail.

    As for the country, I still predict we are doomed no matter what happens, thanks to the willful stupidity of dumb-as-dirt Americans and the conservative control of our media. I learned this week that all our local TV stations for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre were bought by Sinclair, and we already have the local radio station controlled by the likes of Limbaugh and Savage 24 hours a day. The GOP agenda may be unstoppable by anything other than violent revolution.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

      Believe it or not, you can’t have a country if “protest” becomes a way of life. The national narrative has to be a patriotic one – that’s simply by definition. The Democratic Party fell to the Left decades ago and their narrative is overtly anti-American. Most of the Republicans are secretly on their side too.

      Remember, Hillary and the DNC excoriated Trump for doubting the process was just and saying he might not accept the election results. They said, “Nothing is more dangerous to our Democracy.” Yet what have they done since but not accept the results? It’s fairly clear now that they will not accept any White Man in office unless he is a blatant Leftist.

  9. thwack May 12, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Donald Trump acts like our first black president should have acted; niggly, impulsive and basically full of himself.

    But that may be because he is being TREATED unfairly?

    How would you like it if people made fun of you and refused to take you seriously?

    You would pump yourself up and act out too.

    Just sayin.

    • malthuss May 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

      Policeman sues. He is 82% White and 18% Black DNA and was mocked.

  10. CirclesnCircles May 12, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    Oh, let me have a little rant today……

    JHK: “a “black” president freely elected in 2008 (remember, Mr. Obama is also half-white).” — Yea really, how about that large bit of twisted racism! The guy is utterly bi-racial but allowed the world to position him and refer to him as black. How was it so lost on people that it was, in fact, racist to disregard the ‘other half’ of him? (Sidebar: is Tiger Woods black or Thai? He’s both, dammit.)

    While I’m on this — how did the Dem dumbos not even slightly grasp that the idea and term ‘white privilege’ is also distinctly racist? So, so easy to manipulate, they are.

    As much of a wildcard as Trump is, I still maintain it’s better to have him than HRC. By a long shot, really. Her corruption knows no bounds and would have continued, plenty of Americans believe she has committed crimes and would have seethed in anger that she got promoted to the top job and if she continued the smug, dismissive arrogance that both she and Obama displayed to divide America….we would have wound up in Civil War. (Plus she’s deeply in Soros’ hip pocket so he would have wreaked further unbelievable havoc pushing us into that Civil War.)

    Lastly, whomever got elected…Comey had a self-inflicted bulls eye on his forehead and was going to be axed.

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    • thwack May 12, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      how did the Dem dumbos not even slightly grasp that the idea and term ‘white privilege’ is also distinctly racist?


      A privilege is something someone is given as a consequence of a power arrangement.

      Who gives white people “white privilege?”

      • CirclesnCircles May 12, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

        — Who gives white people “white privilege?” —

        Exactly. It would be the same who consider themselves victims and allow *some* of the whites to regard them as such.

        • thwack May 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm #



          Thats a weak equivocation and it fails.

          “White privilege” is just racism with an attempt to strip the agency out of it and place on the next white person, “all the way down.”

          The hope is the nonwhite person will go down that rabbit hole instead of dealing with the white person right in front of their face.

          White privilege = racism

          • elysianfield May 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

            “White privilege = racism”

            Your comment=Bullshit.


      • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

        Privilege? Or the natural fruits of our labor passed down to descendants. The weak, the halt, the lame, the unfortunate, the lazy, the retarded and the colored will always says the former. But they are wrong. In China, the Chinese have “Chinese privilege. In India, Indian privilege and so forth. Why shouldn’t White enjoy what their ancestors bequeathed to them? Why should other people be allowed to steal their inheritance?

        If Blacks have little or nothing to bequeath, is that our fault?

        • Elrond Hubbard May 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

          Yes, it is, clearly and distinctly, and here’s why. The word “privilege” literally means “private law”. It doesn’t apply to situations where I have something you don’t have. It applies to situations where there’s one rule for you and another rule for me. Keep that distinction in mind and you’ll start to get what’s wrong with privilege: I can work just as hard, twice as hard in fact, exhibit every merit, and still end up with the short end of the stick because you made the laws to favour yourself.

          There’s a long and very well-documented history of the means by which African Americans were denied opportunities to own homes or businesses, build wealth, and end up with anything to bequeath to their children. It wasn’t always terrorism and de jure segregation like in the Jim Crow south; in the North, it was more soft bigotry and redlining. And it’s not over to this day. The people of Ferguson were prepped for uprising by the decades-long practise of the city’s white-controlled power structure of relentlessly tax-farming them with endless petty police harassment, tickets, fines and fees. It was easier to do that than have honest policies, because then people they actually gave a shit about might have complained. That’s one example of how white privilege works.

          Not only is resistance to privilege an American idea; it’s THE American idea. The basic American creed is “All men are created equal”. This doesn’t mean there are no differences. It means that in America, there ought to be one law for everyone. Not one law for predators and another for prey.

          (Meanwhile, Janos, do you realize how ridiculous you look boasting about ‘the fruits of our labor’ in a country whose foundations were laid on slavery? Your real position is “We extracted it from them through slavery and torture, fair and square, and it’s their fault for letting us get away with it.” You could try being less of a hypocrite and stop pretending to be less odious than you are. Why can’t you be a little more like the other racists around here? At least most of them are capable of some kind of shame.)

    • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      Tiger Woods doesn’t identify as Black, Obama – like the vast majority of mulattoes – does. And as you know “feelings” are everything now.

      Dolazeal is Black. Bruce Jenner is a woman. Little kids who say they are the opposite sex immediately get a change of clothes and a trip to the pharmacy. One woman wanted to blind so she got her therapist to pour cleaning fluid in her eyes. She’s blind now, damn it! The therapy worked!

      • CirclesnCircles May 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

        I totally hear you on all that garbage. And agree.

        I’m a TRULY open-minded political independent, have voted across the board through my adult life but am so completely fed up with the liberal INSANITY of today. They have become an absolute cult.

        And if HRC had been elected we would have gone to a very dark place and all hell would have broken loose b/c, clearly, plenty of Americans have had it with their bullshit. Basically, they have no viable platform anymore so they manufacture issues, like the racist idea of “white privilege” ……and all of their dipshit acolytes buy it…no questions asked.

        Don’t get me started…..

        P.S. To thwack and whomever else — I get that there is a kernel of truth to the white privilege concept. But this is the 21st century, it’s only a kernel today so stop being victims and get a life.

      • toktomi May 13, 2017 at 2:33 am #

        Just to pick one as an example, I find it perfectly acceptable that Bruce Jenner calls himself a woman or identifies as a woman. I would offer that he has the right to his feelings.

        However, by the same set of standards, I have the right to reject his opinions in favor of my own and to consider him to be not a woman but a horribly disfigured man.

        So, good on personal identity everywhere – to each her own ~ as long as some twit doesn’t come along and attempt to coerce me into abdicating my goofy position in favor of someone else’s goofy position. I might want to be a tree tomorrow.


        • SunnyJohn45 May 13, 2017 at 6:20 am #

          I don’t understand why you would have an opinion at all about someone’s personal life that is, frankly, none of your business. Screw whatever position you might have about personal identity. That’s why it’s personal.

  11. DA May 12, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    The upshot of all this will be a political circus for the rest of the year and the abandonment of any real business in government, at a moment in history when some very weighty black swans circle above the clouds waiting to crash land. Enjoy the histrionics if you dare, and pay no attention to collapsing economy as it all plays out.

    BINGO! I think that’s the larger agenda here. To paraphrase a quote that’s appeared in many different variations over the years: When the lap dog DC press starts screaming “political scandal!” make sure to keep BOTH HANDS on your wallet.

  12. themetalmystic May 12, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    Very insightful piece. I am sure all of the reasons you mentioned are why there is this circus of Russia Gate distraction. It astounds me how many edumacated people I know who always call for reason buy the Trump colluded with Russia nonsense. I suspect that HRC and her clack of factions had this prepared a long time in the event she lost. As you point out, there is a whole lot there in the WikiLeaks. I think the bulk of the rest of the motivation is the DeepState taking Trump’s campaign talk of moving in the direction of a non-interventionist foreign policy very seriously. They don’t own him, so they assume he was serious about that, and are dragging him down into their viper pit to make sure they get to continue their interventionist shenanigans throughout the world – including tightening the circle of bases around Russia.

  13. seawolf77 May 12, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    I think if there was evidence we would have seen it by now. Also, if Flynn or Manafort aren’t indicted, they’ll never get to Trump, and I suspect that was what was going on. Comey was trying to get one of them to flip and Trump got wind of it. It’s clear that what they want is access to Russian oil, hence the Tillerson appointment. So just do it already. The personal loyalty pledge sounds very Hitler-esque. A Watergate repeat will only strengthen my argument that the office of Vice President should be abolished. It’s just too easy to get the man you want in, either by riding the coattails or by blowing his brains out.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

      We should be allied with Russia. Access to Russian oil? Great! Remember, the American experiment is failing: White children are a now a minority. And Whites are slated to become a hated minority in the next few decades. Whites may someday have to flee across the Bering Straits to Siberia to escape their dark skinned tormentors.

      How is America going to continue when populated by people who hate it and spurn all Western Culture?

      • messianicdruid May 12, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

        I think I’d prefer Belize. They speak English.

  14. JohnAZ May 12, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    Another topic: cyber attacks. One would think that our high tech industry would have known quickly who the hackers were that hit “password” Podesta and the DNC last year. Why is it taking so long to put the blame where it belongs? Delay, delay! DC is acting like D.C. does, all talk and no action. How to slow down the revolution going on in Washington? Hang it up in a lot of political baloney.
    The political hangup is the least of our worries. If the hackers can access what they have, what other much more critical systems can they access and shut down. When is the US going to realize that security in the Cloud is an illusion and other means are necessary? Could it be that good old paper is the only secure storage medium? Just wondering!

  15. JohnAZ May 12, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    Do not get Assange mad at you, just ask HRC. It is interesting that the only group that has been believed without question is Wikileaks. Why is that?

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    • Beryl of Oyl May 12, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      Maybe because Assange doesn’t appear to be gaining anything other than notoriety?
      Although Pamela Anderson has been visiting him recently.

    • InDemoVeritas May 12, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      Google cryptographic signature is why.
      Shy a secret quantum computer, faking this is not possible.

  16. venuspluto67 May 12, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Enjoy the histrionics if you dare, and pay no attention to collapsing economy as it all plays out.

    I am actually doing the exact opposite. However, the financial markets seem to be contentedly hovering in place on that sea of cash the European and Japanese central banks are stuffing into those markets every month as a matter of course.

  17. badberries May 12, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    Funny that you would mention that our “Black” president was half white. Here’s a test for racism that I give to my friends once in a while.

    “Can a white woman (Barrys’ mom) give birth to a black baby?

    Can a black woman give birth to a white baby?”…I’ve never seen a
    white baby born of a black woman….anybody else?….anybody??

    • thwack May 12, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      Here’s a test for racism that I give to my friends once in a while.


      What color are your friends?

      What color are you?

      • Beryl of Oyl May 12, 2017 at 11:43 am #

        Why would you want to test your friends for racism?

        • CirclesnCircles May 12, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

          I’ll let badberries answer but my guess is that the “test” is rolled out when someone refers to a clearly bi-racial person as only one of their races.

          That seems a good way, and an appropriate time, to let them realize their own racial bias.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

            People will argue for hours about racism – without ever even defining it. Such minds will never attain clarity on anything. This is the condition of our entire civilization now thanks to the media.

            Once defined, the who question assumes a different hue. Clearly the races must kept separate – only then can diversity be maintained. One doesn’t let one’s colors run together on one’s palette, does one? Cuz all you get is mud. The rainbow is the rainbow because the colors are separate, eh?

            If you value Blacks you don’t mix them with Whites. And vice versa. Love? You can love the right person just as easily as a wrong one. And you don’t mix a race horse, the product of centuries of careful breeding, with just any old nag – even though the horses might enjoy the mating just as much. That’s not the point.

          • toktomi May 13, 2017 at 2:44 am #

            The colors of the rainbow are not separate. It is only from a superficial point of view that there appears to be distinction.

            Everything in nature, in the Universe is a gradient. Everything is on a scale.

            Pass by quickly on that galloping race horse and you may believe that you see something that isn’t even there simply because you want to believe it’s there.


          • Janos Skorenzy May 13, 2017 at 3:37 am #

            So roses aren’t really red? We just experience them that way? But there is a certain frequency of light that is the exact median of that experience – perfectly between purple and pink.

            Liberals always go Platonic when their materialism fails them. But in the second they’ll be telling you that Blacks really are Black even if they look White. And we see the colors of the rainbow because the colors aren’t blended together, color being the crucifixion of White Light. You reject color not because you love the White Light but because you prefer the Darkness.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

          You are too precious for words Dear One! Too good for this fallen world.

          • malthuss May 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

            MAYBE BC people enjoy the argument? The adrenaline?
            Not the subject but the effect.

      • messianicdruid May 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

        Obnosis indicates white.

      • nsa May 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

        Friends? Aren’t those the aholes who borrow money or fuck your wife while you’re at work?

      • JimInFlorida May 13, 2017 at 11:41 pm #

        What color are your friends? White.

        What color are you? White.

        All of my White friends are also STRAIGHT. I see ZERO benefit to having non-Whites or LGBTQXYZs in my life.

        Racism is merely White self-preservation. Racism is the psychological immune system for Whites. It’s one thing for Black and White to share political space i.e Labor Rights and Economic Rights. It’s unacceptable when Living Space is violated via civil rights shakedowns, swirling, and mudsharking.

        Certain “parties” (who shall not be named) have spent the last 50 years suppressing those anti-bodies and brainwashing the body-politic to commit suicide via miscegenation.

        Therefore, racism is RIGHT and with no apologies.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      True, but it goes beyond “racism”. Black genes are dominant and such children will look, act, and be far more Black than they are White. It’s natural for such kids to identify as Black. The so called one drop rule is simply an acknowledgement of the case – and a way to protect our precious White Genotype.

      Look at DeBlasio’s kids with a fairly light skinned Black woman: they look like her – as if his genes didn’t even make a dent in the darkness.

      Needless to say, a child of Obama Sr and what’s her name shouldn’t look like Obama. The most logical explanation is that he isn’t his father at all. Whites who grew up with Black know these things. Just as we didn’t need the media to tell us that Rachael Dolezeal was White.

      • thwack May 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

        Black genes are dominant and such children will look, act, and be far more Black than they are White.


        Maybe thats because white people aren’t fully white?

        After all, it is a political construct,



        you guys haven’t been white for very long anyway.

        All white people are part African cause thats where the first people came from.


        you and your big lips can start lifting weights and converting to Islam,


        • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

          No, we may have become human outside of Africa, from the Homo Erectus already here. Or even if we came from Africa, we certainly didn’t “stay” there – but rather evolved to meet the new conditions, conditions just depend on thinking and planning and not just fucking and fighting.

          Winter is coming Thwack. Your people are doomed outside the more tropical parts of the former United States. My Ancestors on the other hand grew strong in the ice and snow and will do so again. You will hunt us in the cities for a time, until the cold winds of reality blow down the long avenues Chicago and New York. Then you will flee to the South – and we will harry you as you go.

          Will your Southern Cousins be glad to see you? Doubt it!

          • thwack May 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

            So you are saying, African people got all the way to Tasmania, Fiji, the Philippines, India, American Samoa, Japan…

            But not Europe?

            In addition, what about all those blond haired, blue eyed Eskimos who “grew strong in the ice and snow and will do so again?”

            Oh I know, you brought them there as slaves right?

            Finally, if Europeans are soooooo different from Africans, how come European diseases didn’t kill off a whole bunch of Africans when the white man came down there; like they did when the white man went to the Americas?

            Once again Janos, you’re out of your weight class and your punches are missing. You got no power, you’re slippin, and you’re swingin like a girl.

            You should retire.

            Its bad for the movement when you do this.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

            I’ve told you before: not all coloreds are Black. Many of those peoples don’t like you and your kind at all. All the peoples who left Africa are more closely related to each other than they are to Africans. Again I admit you all are some kind of primal stock – but obviously something to be left behind and evolved beyond.

            African diseases killed off a lot of Whites though. That why you adapted the sickle cell – as protection against malaria.

          • thwack May 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

            OK, its Friday night and Janos is acting out, so maybe he wants a beat down?

            Lets take his comment apart in sections:

            “I’ve told you before: not all coloreds are Black. Many of those peoples don’t like you and your kind at all.”

            Not all colored are black?

            But they’ll do for mistreatment and abuse until I show up right? They don’t like me? Who cares, you don’t like me either, but you can’t stop riding my dick to save your life. When you are eating a sandwich?

            You’re thinking about me aren’t you?

            “All the peoples who left Africa are more closely related to each other than they are to Africans.”


            Once again you are reading the book upside down. There are flat faced, buck toothed, chink eyed people in Africa TODAY; Where do you think Asians came from?

            Even Mick Jagger is starting to resemble an old black woman.

            “Again I admit you all are some kind of primal stock – but obviously something to be left behind and evolved beyond.”

            Whats wrong with primal?

            You all have evolved into Caitlyn Jenner and all kinds of other nonsense; sodomy, feminism, refugee love, handing your nations over to savages without a fight…

            Maybe some primal vitality is exactly what you need?

            Did you leave your balls on the moon?

            “African diseases killed off a lot of Whites though. That why you adapted the sickle cell – as protection against malaria.”


            so if a white person has the sickle cell trait, are you gonna hang them from a tree?

            A lot of white people adapted Huntington’s Chorea as a protection against something?

            What should we do with them?

        • messianicdruid May 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

          “All white people are part African cause thats where the first people came from.”

          False premise amigo. The injunction of ” never say never ” applies equally to ” all “.

          • thwack May 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

            Not you again?


            OK, I’ll play along.

            If white people didn’t come from Africa, please tell me where they came from?

            And don’t forget, Africa is much larger than the white man makes it appear to be on his maps; and the entire Sahara desert was at one time green and fertile


          • elysianfield May 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

            If white people didn’t come from Africa, please tell me where they came from?”


          • messianicdruid May 13, 2017 at 10:49 am #

            “If white people didn’t come from Africa, please tell me where they came from?”

            Aw-dawm = blushes red. Look it up.

            “You all have evolved into Caitlyn Jenner and all kinds of other nonsense;…”

            There is the ” all ” again. Trying to prove too much ruins your argument.

            These things are not evolution. It is “learning the ways of the heathen”. More like devolution.

      • malthuss May 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

        Policeman sues. He is 82% White and 18% Black DNA and was mocked.

        • thwack May 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

          Muh DNA


          If race is real, why do people seek out DNA tests to prove it?

          Do you really need the “confirmation?”

          A lion sees a lioness, sniffs around a bit, then he’s layin pipe with a ugly look on his face…

          No DNA test, no speech about the great lion accomplishments from Janos… no white hot butt hurt from Malfuss… no “I don’t know if Im a lion?” from Elysianfeild…

          You guys are gonna refine racism so much even YOU will get confused and decide to fuck Bruce Jenner just because he’s white.

          • CirclesnCircles May 13, 2017 at 12:00 am #

            twack – methinks you’ve had some drinks on this Fri night.

            Your comment string just above is hilarious. I’m LOL! Clearly, you like the verbal wrestling.

          • toktomi May 13, 2017 at 2:51 am #

            I’m with circles on this one.

            When thwacks not beatin up women he can be pretty clever and funny.


          • thwack May 13, 2017 at 7:26 am #


            I would NEVER beat a woman.

            But I would shake the shit out of her.

          • elysianfield May 13, 2017 at 10:14 am #

            How do you know he’s white?

          • elysianfield May 13, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

            guys are gonna refine racism so much even YOU will get confused and decide to fuck Bruce Jenner just because he’s white.”

            How do you know Bruce Jenner is White?

            What color are you?

            Just askin’

  18. Beryl of Oyl May 12, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    Too many big words.

  19. capt spaulding May 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    Saw this online: “This Comey shit is the most horrifying thing I’ve heard all day, & earlier this morning I found out that chimpanzees use frogs as fleshlights”.

  20. volodya May 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

    Democrats still can’t believe they lost to Trump. Too bad about that. This is what happens when your candidate is as phoney as a three dollar bill, as full of shit as a pig farm and a liar and a grifter.

    So the point of these multiple “investigations” isn’t whether they’ll find collusion. That would be a bonus but not really the point because it’s been close to a year that they’ve been “investigating” and by now they’d be turning over logs looking for Russians.

    The point is the perception of malfeasance they create. Because if there’s no probable cause then why bother with all this? So there MUST be something to it, right? And the purpose is to hound Trump out of office. Create enough outcry, create enough momentum and maybe he’ll just bugger off on his own. He’s of unstable character after all. What they want in the Oval Office is someone who dependably looks after Deep State interests. Trump is just too wild.

    In the meantime, who knows, MAYBE they’ll find something, maybe not definitive, but maybe something that can be gussied up as incriminating. They can hope can’t they?

    As for Comey, what a joke. In that press conference he lays out a bulletproof case for prosecuting Hillary and then declines the option. Based on what? Based on a legal irrelevancy.

    Not that it was Comey’s call. No, that was for Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General. And not that Loretta would ever in a million years opt for prosecution. That would amount to handing Trump the presidency. So what Comey presided over was a contemptible Italian-esque farce, something Berlusconi would cook up. So Comey got fired. So what.

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    • CirclesnCircles May 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

      I think it’s a simple as somebody got to Comey and he really had no choice to handle it the way he did.

      If someone infers, for example, you might only continue to have 4 kids instead of the 5 if you don’t comply with their agenda….well, most of you would do what he did also. (I’m not condoning it, just saying.)

      If my theory is accurate at least he made it majorly clear how corrupt she is and that created it’s own degree of damage.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

        He wanted to screw Hillary so he talked right before the election. But he didn’t want to bring her down because she knows far too much and would bring everyone down with her. So the question becomes: what is Comey’s agenda? Is he just a goofy showboat as Trump alluded? Or perhaps he’s in the Obama camp and wanted Him to remain the Pope of the Democratic Party.

        • CirclesnCircles May 13, 2017 at 12:10 am #

          Comey has narcissistic tendencies, yes. But I think his behavior and choices go way beyond purely servicing those.

          Either HRC or Obama and Lynch put the screws to him last Summer. He wants to keep his 5 kids.

          The agenda behind the public announcement shortly before the election of classified emails on Carlos Danger’s “lap”top? Not sure. He didn’t want the psycho to win, I figure, but was he now willing to risk a kid?

    • messianicdruid May 12, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

      “So there MUST be something to it, right?”

      I heard one of them yesterday say, “If there is collusion, He { Trump } knows about it!”

    • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

      One caveat: he declined to prosecute because he said there was no intent. But there obviously was intent. And beside that, the standard of prosecution is not intent. At that level, you are supposed to know, in fact, it is demanded. General Petraeus was ruined for far less.

    • GhostOfHam May 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

      Beyond our colloquial understanding as public citizens is the language of Law and the legal in law.

      Using Black’s Law Dictionary for the words collusion, inquiry, probable cause, point, and perception, and some other words I paraphrase what you have commented:

      The “point,” or purpose, of these multiple legal inquiries is not that they will find collusion, a deceitful agreement or compact between two or more persons to defraud a third party—or that they will, as one party, bring an action against the other party for some evil purpose, such as to defraud the third party of right via forms and proceedings of law—conspiracy, that is not the point. The point is—the point of law or matter of law, which depends on matters of fact, as an assertion of a fact’s truth—is the perception, defined legally as (of) the taking into possession, of something wrongfully or unjustly by the doing of some act which the doer has no right to perform [via licensure], or which he has stipulated by contract not to do.

      One party wants to take into possession something that they otherwise can not take into possession by Law but by appropriation of a legal license in law.

      I add the definition of deceit — deceit is a fraudulent and cheating misrepresentation — an artifice, or device, used by one or more persons to deceive and trick another, who is ignorant of the true facts, to the prejudice and damage of the party imposed upon.”

      Do we suppose that the Legal is always moral and follows the Law? Well, then, kill me before the story ends.

      Come to think of it, the Letters of St. John, Paul, Peter, Jude, Perry and Harry — they al warn us throughout the ages that the legal is the way of Death.


    • ozone May 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

      I’m glad to see a political *operative* like Comey-tose get shit-canned.
      IMHO, his greatest weakness was his stupidity (and likely, cupidity).
      As you keep emphasizing, one does not enter the yellow room without first securing an exit (or three)… That takes awareness and an innate intelligence. Hung by the rope he carefully plaited from his own hair? Okay then.

  21. pequiste May 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    Watergate as watershed put the bolts on the crypt of American presidential power. The monsters made sure of it.

    Nixon got all scared because of 18 minutes of some slipshod sound editing of personal tapes from the Oval Office? Hell no, he was told by the E.F.I.C. to get out of town pronto. We will never know the truth why unless the MOnster Henry Kissinger speaks. How that blood-drinker is still alive is Satan’s miracle if there ever was one.

    And to top it all of, he has been advising President Trump. I am so comforted by that.

    • capt spaulding May 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

      Well put, pequiste, couldn’t have put it better if I tried. It’s good to know that there are people here who are capable of seeing the truth of what’s happening, instead of being blinded by their pre-formed beliefs. Needless to say, Rush doesn’t believe a word of it, and so that makes it the gospel truth. Ask any Goober. You know, the people who get the morning paper and turn first thing to the sports section?

  22. rollie May 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    This just in, Trump tweeted something about how Comey better hope there are no tapes of their conversations. It’s like he WANTS to be compared to Nixon.

  23. janet May 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    We have become a nation of adolescent school girls gossiping about every salacious thing our lapdog press throws out there. Shameful, shameful, shit!

    It is not gossip, it is not “shameful shit” when there are tapes and transcripts of crimes. Even Donald acknowledged this in a thinly veiled threat tweeted to Comey this morning. Here is what Trump himself tweeted today:


    Donald J. Trump ?@realDonaldTrump

    James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

    6:26 AM – 12 May 2017


    This a not a “he said she said” gossipy kind of thing.

    There is hard evidence, which Trump himself is using to threaten Comey, which Putin is using to threaten Trump, and which the intelligence agencies have taped confirming Trump collusion with Russia… which is why the investigations are ongoing and will not stop.

    It is not gossip coming from DNC or HRC or MSM. They were and are the victims. The evidence exists. Trump, Putin, and the intelligence agencies have the tapes and transcripts. The truth will out them.

    • DA May 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

      Ahh, sweet janet. So naive in the ways of the world, and yet so steadfast and true to her adopted cause. There’s a place in Hillary Heaven (or is it Hell?) just for you sweet girl.

  24. seawolf77 May 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

    Donald Trump is a fabulous fabulist.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

      Yes, a great Magician, and Wizard of Words even like your Obama. He can make his followers see what he wants them to see – and believe again once they have begun to doubt. I always saw thru Obama, but not Trump. Likewise, you people always saw thru Trump, but many still haven’t seen thru Obama.

      • DA May 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

        Obama was and is truly The Man Who Wasn’t There.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

          Yesterday upon the stair,
          I met a man who wasn’t there.
          He wasn’t there again today,
          I wish to God he’d go away.

    • janet May 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

      Donald Trump lives in a world of fear and threats. James Comey does not. Because he is honest and tells the truth, he cannot be threatened by Trump.

      Asked whether Trump was recording conversations in the White House, Spicer repeated his statement that Trump had nothing further to add.

      Comey is “not worried about any tapes” of conversations between him and Trump, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Friday, adding that “if there is a tape, there’s nothing he is worried about” that could be on it.

      • janet May 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

        Comey knows the truth and the truth has set him free. Trump is powerless to threaten Comey.

        If Trump stops vilifying the mainstream media, stops lying, stops threatening, stops bullying, stops painting himself as the victim, stops attacking judges, stops falsely bragging, and stops trying to destroy beneficial policies related to wages, the environment, health, education, taxes, and immigration, then he, too, will be set free.

        “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Like Comey, whose mind is at ease because Comey has only spoken the truth.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

          As Rush said, Liberals will condemn Comey at the beginning of a conversation and laud him the next minute. Or vice versa. Such are the ephemeral views of will of the wisp people, the chaff which the wind blows away.

  25. capt spaulding May 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    Welcome to the new era of politics as personified by Trump. Voted in mostly by the southern states, I guess you could call him the Goobernatorial President. After the shock of hearing that he was elected, one of my first thoughts was: How long will it be before there is a scandal involving his administration? I didn’t think it would take long, what with his history of business dealings. I was pretty sure that his habits of business dealings would leak over into his presidency. Stay tuned, I would bet that there is more to follow.

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  26. janet May 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    Wikileaks Trolls Trump

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
    James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

    WikiLeaks @wikileaks
    @realDonaldTrump If there are–you know where to send them: https://wikileaks.org/#submit
    9:54 AM – 12 May 2017


    Elect a clown. Expect a circus.

    • daveed May 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

      @ Janet

      “Elect a clown. Expect a circus.”

      I don’t know if you coined this phrase, but it should grace t-shirts
      and billboards across the land.


      • daveed May 12, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

        I guess I should get out more often. It appears that the phrase is on bumperstickers etc. everywhere.

  27. janet May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    Independents want the investigation to go forward. Democrats want the investigation to go forward. Republicans want the investigation to go forward, especially those who have seen classified documents and transcript evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.

    “I think the investigation has to play out. Follow the facts. Follow the facts and get the answers,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a former chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

  28. Ishabaka May 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    These Russians – they’re Reds – Reds, I tell you! And – they’re under our beds! They’re in Hollywood! They’re in the unions! They’re even in Washington. And – they’re un-American! In fact, we have to find these Reds, and banish them!! I propose – a House Un-American Activities Committee to deal with them!!! Composed solely of I’m With Hers, of course!!!!

    • elysianfield May 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

      “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

    • FincaInTheMountains May 12, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

      That was a period in America when the adjective “Russian” meant both “Red” and “Jewish” at the same time.

  29. AllenR May 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    “Believing that Putin caused the election of Trump is precisely analogous to believing that your garden isn’t doing well this year because the old lady next door is a witch.” -Michael J. Smith

    • janet May 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

      If the next door neighbor was ex-KGB, in control of a huge cyber disinformation campaign, and used poisons to kill opponents, then there is a possibility your next-door neighbor could be the problem with your garden.

      If the neighbor has tapes of you engaged in sexual activity like golden showers with prostitutes, then your neighbor can do pretty well whatever he damn well pleases with your garden. And blame you for it. And threaten you with the tapes.

      • DA May 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

        LOL! And who do you think your imaginary next door neighbor might actually be aligned with, regardless of who he says or you suspect he’s with?

        janet, you are just the most PRECIOUS little kitten I’ve EVER wanted to snuggle up with, but of course, you’re nothing like that, are you? You little slut whore!

      • rollie May 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

        Yeah but if you’re not sleazy and don’t have sex with prostitutes (a crime in most states, so a very apt analogy), the neighbor can’t do anything to you. The garden is wrecked, it’s your own fault, and your friends should move on and distance themselves from your whoremongering. There are plenty of other things to hang Trump with if they want.

  30. janet May 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    While we follow the bright shining bouncing ball, we are no longer thinking about jobs, health care, climate change, nuclear war, terrorism, etc.

    The Trumpcare Republican plan (as passed by the House) would replace government subsidies to buy health insurance with tax credits. Among other things, it would allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums for elderly Americans and people with pre-existing conditions while it would limit Medicaid coverage for low income Americans. 24 million would be kicked off health insurance altogether (if you liked your Medicaid, you will NOT be able to keep your Medicaid). Premiums will go up, deductibles will go up, health care quality will go down, you will be poorer, and the rich will get richer.


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  31. tucsonspur May 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

    “I’ve got a .45 to keep me alive, and seven bullets on my side!”

    • janet May 12, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

      “I’ve got a .45 to keep me alive, and seven bullets on my side!” –tucsonspur

      The number of U.S. law officers killed in the line of duty in 2017 is 34 so far this year, a jump of 10 percent from 2016. All those officers (May the Peace, Mercy and Blessing of Allah be Upon Them) were trained in firearms use and were armed. Now they are dead. Being armed is no guarantee.

      • tucsonspur May 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

        But it keeps away the boogey man. Good for giving the towelheads quick trips to Allah. First the gurney, then the journey.

  32. ozone May 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    Hey-hey, NSA,
    How may patients you killin’ today?

    (Stupid fuckers; they know not what they do. But please, I urge them to continue to reveal themselves to the public; most don’t care — good luck to those that do.)

    • ozone May 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

      ‘MANY’ — doh!

  33. mow May 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    Those three assassinations during the1960’s changed this nation forever.
    Obvious yes.
    Horrific yes.
    Recovery no.

  34. tucsonspur May 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    It’s good to remember that Haldeman and Erlichman also resigned as a result of Watergate. Richardson and Ruckelshaus resigned after refusing to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor. That dirty work was left to Robert Bork, the acting AG.

    Although Trump’s imbroglio hasn’t yet become a massacre on the same scale, the casualties continue to grow. Alarmingly, he steadily continues to tumble over his own tongue, and if it’s his plan to deflect and confuse, the resulting chaos may just bring forth a not so “strange attractor”, namely a special prosecutor.

    This boorish, bombastic, bedraggled, Brobdingnagian Bashibazouk and blaster of buckshot now appears headed for the lube pit, of all places. But unlike Ted Cruz, who was trying to climb out, Trump, it would seem, is trying to climb in.

    Still, we couldn’t have Hillary. To use a poker analogy, the hand was deftly dealt, and we have seen the “flop”. There’s no folding. But there is the “turn” and then the “river”. Will they make our hand? I wonder. Right now, it all seems to be a nightmarish disaster.

  35. malthuss May 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

    Anonymous said…

    This financial trouble will disrupt supply chains of real goods and services because businesses rely on credit to pay wages and suppliers. When Wal-Mart is empty and there are no more 40 ounce beverages to slake the thirst of our colored friends you know the natives will get restless.

    This has happened already when there have been temporary problems with EBT and it will happen again only this time on steroids.

    As PK says, our job is be prepared for the coming reset not to try to fix anything.
    Get thee ready YT, a storm is coming.

    ” . . . Close the federal educational funding spigot. Many of these clowns would simply be over-educated (and overpaid) Starbucks employees.

    It will come to an end. Something that can’t go on, won’t.”

    Indeed, systemic economic failure is within inches, it can’t be stopped now, the debts are too large, numerous, and dispersed throughout the rackets that make up the U.S. economy.

    All these rackets i.e. “edumacation”, war, diversity, Section 8, AFFH etc. made small numbers of well connected people exceedingly wealthy, larger numbers prosperous and vast numbers of people dependent upon government for their daily bread. This requires enormous spending by government to sustain, spending that can’t be achieved through taxation alone but requires massive debts and money printing to continue.

    This process of tax, borrow, print, spend and elect scumbags to office has reached its mathematical limit and some (now) unknown catalyst will crash the financial system worldwide.

    In 1973 the Arab oil embargo spiked inflation and crashed financial markets,
    in 1987 a small rise in interest rates did the same,
    1997’s crash was caused by the insolvency of LTCM (a hedge fund run by Nobel Prize winners), 2001 saw NASDAQ high-tech stocks crash and the winner (so far) is the 2008 crash. In each example massive debts were contracted before the crashes took place. The financial losses meant that these debts could not be repaid by the private parties involved.

    The U.S. Government stepped up to the plate, paid off and guaranteed the debts of the insolvent and the financial rackets and economy recovered. However, total indebtedness, inflation, dishonesty, financial opaqueness and complexity only increased. In some especially egregious examples criminals like John Corzine made fortunes, robbed their firms and received trivial punishment. It helps to be well connected.

    This process is played out now, the 2008 crash was the last time the Fed could just print its way out of the problem, they have done it too many times and never addressed the underlying causes. The Fed is a one trick pony, they cannot lower interest rates much because they already lowered them from the 2008 crash effectively to zero and the ‘economy’, such as it is never recovered. Printing is their only recourse except the next time the Fed holds down the Ctrl + P keys they will ruin the currency. Although the U.S. Government will never go bankrupt because they have their own printing press the U.S. Government cannot guarantee the purchasing power of their currency.

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  36. RocketDoc May 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    Ah nostalgia! Remember when Russia was a lumbering leviathan and almost pathetic in its pretensions? How the mighty are chastened. We are now the dinosaur staggering through foreign policy futility. Yes, let’s get back into Afghanistan and pull the (extinct) chestnuts out of the fire. Let’s undermine Maduro so we can “get the oil” instead of helping the Venezuelan people. Bomb Syria! We need some more “friends”. Can’t we just declare victory and mind our own business?
    Do you think Dmitri Orlov is a Russian paid shill? He doesn’t seem to like Americans very much. I happen to be from the Alabomination that is currently ruling the free world through our advise and consent AG assisting the Trumpster. Why are we so stupid? It seems to be easier, have few consequences, and be a successful career path. I am hopeful the Truth will out but as the Mormons say (or was it Orwell?) – those who write history are condemned to live it.
    I missed the Watergate hearings laboring in Europe. As an anti-war McGovern supporter we knew despite protestations that he was a crook. Such simple times…. I was at a farm in Armonk, NY with my roommate and his dad the general counsel for PBS and his friend, Fred Friendly when the Saturday Night Massacre occurred. Vintage Nixon–even now there are those watching Trump self destruct. He will be gone in a year, we can be an evil empire but we can’t be psychotic…..

    • malthuss May 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

      Not sure what you are rambling on about? De Ja Vu? all over again?

    • elysianfield May 13, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      “I was at a farm in Armonk, NY with my roommate and his dad the general counsel for PBS and his friend, Fred Friendly when the Saturday Night Massacre occurred. ”

      You run with an interesting group.

  37. VCS May 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    One (admittedly unlikely) ending would really please me:

    The new FBI and Justice Dept leaders finally indict and prosecute both Trump and Hillary.

  38. FincaInTheMountains May 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    Director Comey dismissal has finished off American journalism

    No matter what you lie – it still will be a hint at the truth. Anyone who remembers what the American media said a week ago is a Russian spy.

  39. FincaInTheMountains May 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

    Deep Throat, the Great Manipulator and the failed attempt at ending the Cold War

    On June 17, 1972 (four months before the 1972 presidential election, in which Republican candidate Richard Nixon was reelected for a second term), at the headquarters of George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate in the Washington Watergate complex, 5 people were detained. They were engaged in setting up listening equipment and, according to some reports, photographed internal documents of the Democratic headquarters.

    Until now, the connection of this particular incident with the Nixon administration has not been proven. It is known that he did have records with illegally recorded conversations of the democrats. But that particular “wiretapping” was certainly not related to the hotel “Watergate”.

    The main role in the coverage of the Watergate case was played by the reporters of the Washington Post Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who received information from a government source whose identity for a long time was hidden behind the pseudonym “Deep Throat.”

    Only in 2005, it was revealed that, by his own admission, the Deep Throat was FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt. But the fact that the “Deep Throat” turned out to be the nickname for the man provoked surprise and great doubt in this revelation, since “Deep Throat” is the stage name of Linda Lovelace, the first truly famous pornographic actress to play in the film with the same name.

    But in those backward times, suspicions of homosexuality were sufficient grounds for dismissal from the US Army, and even more so from posts of responsibility in the FBI and the CIA. In addition, already by virtue of the stated analogy with Linda Lovelace, such a nickname would be more suitable for a woman.

    I must say that since the events in Watergate, which became the banner of the Free World and almost the apotheosis of the Jeffersonian Democracy, pornographic allusions, similar sexually-toilet details, were not without humor intertwined in the most important and often fraught with death of many people events, as if some very influential political force demonstratively dealt with the dared to challenge it.

    And another marker of this force is a very specific attitude to historical Russia and Orthodox Christianity, and the events in 1982, immediately after the coup attempt in Moscow, demonstrated a complete coincidence of these markers.

    This force acts brazenly above the heads of Presidents and Prime Ministers, bypassing all written and not written laws, and only the stylistic unity of completely different events, which can not be accidental, allows us to recognize the old subject of history, brilliantly described by Honore de Balzac in the “Human Comedy”.

    It is obvious that this force in the 20th century, after two world wars, having combined with its apparent opposite, determined the face of the post-war world and the results of the century, especially if we recall the importance attached to sexual relations by all possible derivatives of Manichaeism and the role of VCRs and porno movies in the collapse of the USSR.

    Naturally, this force, when the world after the collapse of the USSR began to divide into the Bush axis and the Clinton axis, could not ignore these changes, and then it is surprising that the opponents of the Clinton axis in the political opposition with it began to use pornographic markers – it is enough to recall the details of impeachment of President Clinton.

    Yes, and the 21st century began with a series of sexual scandals that dumped the pedestals of the most famous politicians and completely discredited the judicial systems of a whole group of countries.

    The use of sex for the moral decay of the enemy and his subsequent defeat is known since the times of the Spartacus uprising and the army of prostitutes sent by Marcus Licinius Crassus to the camp of Enomaya. But even more important, sex as a political factor was acquired after Nikolo Machiavelli formulated the political philosophy of the New Time, and Giordano Bruno turned it into the theory of the Great Manipulator.

    The Clinton axes seem to have been created precisely in the course of the Watergate scandal. Indeed, the scandal became known after the signing of the Paris Agreements on January 27, 1973, which ended the war in Vietnam, which meant the end of the Cold War – if Nixon remained President.

    Which reminds that Watergate broke out on June 17, 1972, just a month after on May 26, 1972, Nixon and Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement, which was made possible only by another agreement on limiting the development of missile defense systems, signed a year before. And START-1 fixed the inextricable link of restrictions on ballistic missiles with restrictions on missile defense, which is a stumbling block even today.

    1974. Hillary Clinton, as an assistant to the Rodino committee hands the impeachment demand to President Nixon


    • DA May 13, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      Good work Finca!

  40. Pucker May 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    Archie Bunker: “Edith, I’m home.”

    Edith: “Here’s your beer, Archie!”

    Archie: “Thanks, Edith. Get out of my chair, Meathead.”

    “No matter their race or educational status, married men raising a family work more, and never-married men without children or children in their home work less. No matter their ethnicity or race, prime-age men who come to this country work more than those here by birth. Neither a wedding ring nor a green card confers innate advantage in the competition for jobs. Rather, marriage and migration decisions point to motivations, aspirations, priorities, values, and other intangibles that do so much to explain real-world human achievements.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

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  41. Pucker May 12, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

    Why bother?! As men give up on marriage, they also give up on work.

    “…work rates and LFPRs (Labor Force Participation Rates) for white men today are decidedly lower than they were for black men in 1965. And they surely cannot explain why prime-age male LFPRs today are higher for Latinos than non-Hispanic whites (see figure 5.1). Nor can they explain why labor participation rates of married black men twenty-five-to-fifty-four are higher than for never-married white men in that same age group (see figure 5.2). higher than for never-married white men in that same age group (see figure 5.2). higher than for never-married white men in that same age group (see figure 5.2). higher than for never-married white men in that same age group (see figure 5.2).”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

  42. Pucker May 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

    I don’t have any Nigerian friends.

    “As for nativity, today’s foreign-born prime-age men are more likely to have a job or be in the labor force than their native-born counterparts. This is true for every major ethnic group. In 2015, foreign-born prime-age men outperformed their native-born counterparts in LFPRs by nearly three percentage points among white Americans, over three points among Asian Americans, and a striking ten points among black Americans. The LFPR was also six percentage points higher for foreign-born prime Latino males than for native-born prime-age Latino males.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

  43. Pucker May 12, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

    “For the most part, the foreign-born high school dropouts are Latino—many with limited English language ability and many who entered the United States illegally. Despite “living in the shadows,” they largely seem to have had no difficulty becoming part of the U.S. labor force. One critical determinant to being in the U.S. workforce today seems to be wanting to be there in the first place.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

  44. Pucker May 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

    I try to spend my free time reading and traveling.

    “FREE-TIME MAY be a luxury good in universal demand, but it does not necessarily follow that such luxery will universally be put to good use by those who obtain it. Successive generations in our consumer era appear to be ever less aware of the age-old distinction between leisure and idleness in the spending of free-time. Bluntly stated, leisure refines and elevates; idleness corrupts and degrades. Free-time can be devoted to recreation, reflection, and selfimprovement as well as the pursuit of knowledge, spirituality, and the arts. A respite from toil and chores is a prerequisite for contemplation and the deepening of consciousness that allows for cultural advance. Indeed in the words of German philosopher Josef Pieper’s probing treatise, leisure is the basis of culture. 1 Free-time can also be wasted or expended in ways that diminish the individual and his bonds to family and community.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

  45. KL Cooke May 13, 2017 at 12:16 am #

    “Do you think Dmitri Orlov is a Russian paid shill? ”

    Do you think the bear is Catholic?

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    • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 12:21 am #

      I always thought that he works for British.

  46. FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 12:19 am #

    Russia’s Oval Office victory dance

    “Russia’s Oval Office victory dance” – with this headline came out the influential US portal Politico with material about the meeting between Sergey Lavrov and Donald Trump.

    Surprisingly, this is not the most hysterical reaction among those that can be found in the American press. The transatlantic public is invited to think in dual terms about Russia.

    On the one hand, Russia is a regional “gas station” isolated from the civilized world. On the other hand, it turns out that Russia is almost the most influential player in American domestic politics. The result is a slightly crazy composition – Trump personally isolates Lavrov, who dances a victorious dance in the White House Oval Office.

    Kafka and Beckett would cry with envy at the sight of this media theater of the absurd.


  47. FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 12:50 am #

    Russian charged with breaching U.S. firms says FBI attempted to coerce confession over Clinton hack

    A Russian man wanted by the Justice Department on charges connected to hacking U.S. companies now claims the FBI offered him immunity in exchange for accepting responsibility for cyberattacks targeting former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    Yevgeny Nikulin, the alleged hacker, laid the claim to Russian media Thursday in a letter sent from a Czech Republic prison cell amid an international extradition battle currently underway between Washington and Moscow.

    FBI agents promised Mr. Nikulin money, American citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, he alleged in a letter published Thursday by Nastoyashchoe Vremya, a Russian-language website.

    “[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton’s inbox for [President Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin],” Mr. Nikulin wrote, as translated by The Moscow Times.

    “He was offered to falsely testify that he was cooperating in the attack on the Democratic Party,” defense attorney Martin Sadilek said Thursday, the Associated Press reported.


  48. Buck Stud May 13, 2017 at 1:18 am #

    Even though you’re not black, thack, this was a damn funny line:

    “Even Mick Jagger is starting to resemble an old black woman.”



  49. charlie foxtrot May 13, 2017 at 1:39 am #

    @Jim et al…: am I the only one who sees the resemblance between Ivanka Trump and Vladimir Putin?! Talk about Russiagate…

  50. Pucker May 13, 2017 at 1:46 am #

    Men have basically given up on marriage and work, and they spend most of their time watching TV and porn, and taking drugs.

    “Employed prime-age men reportedly spent an average of about six hours a day (including weekends and holidays), or 2,200 hours a year, on work and work-related activity. Employed women spent about five hours a day, or 1,850 hours a year. Unemployed prime-age men averaged over an hour a day, or about four hundred hours a year, on these activities (mainly job search). Prime-age NILF (Not In the Labor Force) men averaged seven minutes a day on such activities, or about forty-three hours a year. Without work, work travel, or job search to attend to, these nonworkforce men gained an extra 2,150 hours of freetime each year against men with a job; more than 1,800 hours a year against women with a job, and an extra 350 more free-time hours against the men who were unemployed but looking for work. What is striking, however, is how little of this enormous free-time dividend was devoted to helping others in their family or community.” “Just what leisure-based activities are these un-working men doing eight hours a day? Among Americans twenty-five-to-fifty-four, men who neither worked nor sought work in 2014 spent more time engaging in the following categories than working men and women or unemployed men: “attending gambling establishments,” “tobacco and drug use,” “listening to the radio,” and “arts and (perhaps incongruously) crafts as a hobby.” On an annualized basis, un-working men spent about seventy hours more time “socializing and communicating with others” than unemployed men, nearly one hundred hours more than employed women, and over one hundred hours more than working men. When it came to “television and movies (not religious),” the contrast between NILF men and all the rest was so enormous that it suggests a fundamental difference in mentality. For un-working men, watching TV and movies ate up an average of five and a half hours a day. That’s four hours a day more than for working women, nearly three and a half hours more than working men, and a striking two hours a day more than unemployed men. And what exactly are the un-working prime-age men doing during these many hours that account for so much of their daily routine? The ATUS does not allow us to determine this. It is a reasonable inference, however, that the Internet may play a big role here, through desktops, hand-held devices, and so forth. 14 Whatever they’re viewing or doing on their big screens, computers, or smartphones, it must be alluring.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

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  51. Pucker May 13, 2017 at 2:18 am #

    Everyone is living off the government.

    “Means-tested benefits, of course, are not the only variety of government assistance that un-working men rely upon. Disability benefits—temporary or permanent pensions for those officially declared incapable of working to support themselves—are a major source of income for prime-age men who neither have a job nor are looking for one. By all indications, disability payments are an increasingly important source of support for such men. Unfortunately, considerable uncertainty and even confusion exists about the true extent of NILF dependence upon U.S. disability programs. No central authority keeps track of America’s many separate disability programs. The main program is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). It dispensed more than $ 11 billion a month to over ten million beneficiaries as of late 2014.3 There is also the Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) program, which provided an additional $ 4.4 billion a month in late 2014 to some eight million claimants. 4 The Veterans Administration disability compensation program paid out another $ 4.5 billion a month to 3.5 million beneficiaries as of 2013.5 On top of these and other less-familiar or well-tracked disability programs, there are also workers’ compensation benefits at the state level. 6 The United States is currently spending hundreds of billions of dollars a year on disability payments and the bureaucracies that administer them. Yet we do not know exactly how much money is being devoted to such claims or how many people in America are receiving payouts from one or more of these programs.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

  52. Pucker May 13, 2017 at 2:36 am #

    I don’t have any Nigerian friends. Not one…

  53. Pucker May 13, 2017 at 2:50 am #

    “How do prime-age NILFs support themselves? The short answer is, apparently they don’t. Relatives and friends and the U.S. government float these long-term nonparticipants in the workforce, most of whom, as seen in chapter 6, are doing little to improve themselves or their chances for employment. And many un-working men have a surprisingly high living standard, given their apparent lack of earned income. (Note that we have no information on the fraction of these NILFs who are in reality working at least part-time off the books or under the table. This is a gap that should, at the very least, not go unmentioned here.) Whatever else the tables and figures in this chapter may indicate, they have underscored an almost revolutionary change in male attitudes toward work and dependence in postwar America. It is impossible to imagine any earlier generation in which such a huge swath of prime-age men would voluntarily voluntarily absent themselves from the workforce, living instead on the largesse of women they knew and taxpayers they did not. It is impossible to imagine any earlier generation of younger American men reconciling themselves in such tremendous numbers to a daily routine of idleness, financed substantially by some government programs that certified them as incapable of working. And it is likewise impossible to imagine that any earlier generation of working and taxpaying Americans would find acceptable our nation’s current arrangements for supporting men who are neither working nor looking for work.”

    “Men Without Work”, Nicholas Eberstadt

  54. Janos Skorenzy May 13, 2017 at 3:53 am #

    The best summary I’ve seen goes like this.

    Only one sixth of blacks have an IQ at or above 100, while one half of whites does.

    To be in management in a corporation by merit, to be an officer in the military by merit, to get a real degree from a real 4 year college, requires an IQ of 115 or above – while one out of six whites has that (16.7%), only one out of fifty blacks (2%) does.

    To be a REAL doctor, lawyer, or college professor, you need an IQ of 130 or above. Only about 2% of whites has this, while only about one IN A THOUSAND blacks does.

    At IQ 145, only one in a thousand whites is that intelligent. Only one in three HUNDRED thousand blacks are at that level.

    Are there smart Blacks? Of course – read it again, Sam. The paradigm finds them. There’s just not enough of them to maintain much less found any kind of Civilization. That’s why it’s your duty not to breed with down with them. There’s not even enough really smart Blacks to meet Ivy League Law School quotas.

    • thwack May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am #


      but high IQ white guys are NOT the pound for pound best white men when it comes to RESULTS.


      Because they are often the exact kind of guys who, because of their high iQ, will sit around talking and thinking about the best way to DO something; that they never act and get the shit done.

      At some point you just gotta go!

      Pull the trigger… get it done…

      Look at Hank’s crew of white guys in Saving Private Ryan?

      Those are just a bunch of white working and lower middle class tools; farm boys, factory workers… probably didn’t even finish high school?

      What does the IQ test measure?





      Hell to the No.

      The only way to measure those qualities is to be able to find those qualities. And the only way to find those qualities is to embody them YOURSELF.

      Like the rappers say, “game recognize game.”

      here is an experiment for you.

      What do you think this guys IQ is?


      • Janos Skorenzy May 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

        Yeah the movie was fine. The guys were healthy, normal “can do” White guys – lead by a Gentleman whose IQ was over 120.

        I don’t know what your guy’s video is. Not subnormal in any case or below average. Low 100’s. Granted, sometimes blue collar guys are far smarter than they seem. Their culture hates intellectualism and they have to hide it.

        • thwack May 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

          Why don’t you just admit he is creative and has the language to teach you how to avoid getting dropped?

          Or do you wanna get knocked the fuck out?

          Treat it like an IQ test; except make it so the grading is result oriented in real time?


      • malthuss May 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

        What an IQ test measures.

        It measures intelligence.

    • malthuss May 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm #






      Alien Nation

      Into the Cannibals Pot

      What are the other important books?

      I have read that most PHDs have IQ 130. The ones that I met did
      not seem ‘oh so smart.’

      • malthuss May 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

        OOOPS. ‘Negroes in Negroland.’

      • thwack May 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

        What are the other important books?


        30 seconds over Dresden

        Y’all even bombed the zoo?

        What kind of retarded fuckery was that?


  55. Pucker May 13, 2017 at 5:07 am #

    What is your favorite type of radiation?

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  56. Pucker May 13, 2017 at 5:11 am #

    Ask a Japanese person: “What is your favorite type of radiation?”

  57. FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 6:24 am #

    Intense battle is raging, everything is covered in smoke, nothing is clear


    For reasons that are unknown for now, the dismissal of Comey forced Western Colored Projects to come to the surface and the picture begins to clear up.

    Hillary seems to kick the bucket or she has become stupid, but the Black Project now has no recognized leader, and instead, the Speaker is Condoleezza Rice


    The Speaker of the White Project and apparently the recognized leader is Dianne Feinstein


    And the recognized leader of the Red Project seems to be Steve Bannon, and the speakers are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders




  58. FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    Washington has almost completed the period of the temporary format for maintaining political balance. The US Justice Department has regained control over the FBI.

    But it will still be necessary to appoint and confirm a new director in the Congress.

    It is possible to give an analogue of a smaller scale of the same phase of development of the political situation at the beginning of the Yeltsin period, when the decree on the unified security ministry and the Interior Ministry was abolished.

    An analogue of the same scale – the defeat in July 1918 of the top of the Cheka(Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Speculation), which maintained a temporary balance between the parties.

    So the main problems of Trump and the entire American elite are yet to come. Now on the agenda is preparing for a full-scale political and financial crisis and a hybrid civil war over the redistribution and control of the financial resources.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 8:34 am #

      It appears that we finally came to the point in history when the world financial system could no longer function without writing off inflated fictitious financial assets.

      The big decision – which (or rather whose) assets will be written off and which will be kept – is the underlying essence of the current political struggle.

      • messianicdruid May 13, 2017 at 11:21 am #

        “…which (or rather whose) assets will be written off…”

        Intangibles { paper, digital etc. } will be written off, tangibles will not. You have weeks [ maybe months ] to get yours converted.

        • messianicdruid May 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm #


          Gold is a sapling, silver is an acorn.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

          Nope. Accounts receivables, payables, payroll accounts, pension funds, medical insurers funds, etc,etc WILL NOT BE WRITTEN OFF – the banquete shall go on, the trains should run on time, etc, etc..

          The Greenspan-type fancy financial instruments – not so sure.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      Timeframe – between now and end of November, 2017.

      Important checkpoint – Putin’s speech from Beijing, should be delivered in couple of days.

      • DA May 13, 2017 at 9:04 am #

        The importance of which is what? What is he going to say that will shake the financial universe?

        • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 10:34 am #

          I do not write his speeches. Not yet.

          • DA May 13, 2017 at 11:58 am #

            Well then how do you know that what he says is going to shake the financial world’s foundations? Broadstrokes?

          • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

            ‘Cause it already did at least twice – in 1998 and 2008.

          • DA May 13, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

            There you go being all cryptic again. Is there any reason you insinuate wildly but never respond when pressed for even broad stroke details? Hell, I’m ALL FOR Putin dropping some kind of informational bomb on the current power structure in DC, but absent some kind concrete of evidence of that fact, I’m hard pressed to believe assertions that it’s going to happen any time soon.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 8:46 am #

      By NO MEANS that will mean the collapse of the economy – just some billionaires could become a hundred-thousanders.

      • DA May 13, 2017 at 9:09 am #

        I think you’re WAY underestimating the effects of such an event. Billionaires became billionaires in the first place by not taking shit laying down. More importantly, billionaires CONTROL governments the world over and not the other way around. So tell me again how they’re all (or even some) going to be stripped of all that wealth without taking the economy down with them? Sure didn’t work that way in 2008, and their position is, if anything, even stronger now than it was then.

        • elysianfield May 13, 2017 at 10:32 am #

          Billionaires have power because they purchase legislators. A man with a gun, or a person of great political power can take what was offered, and more. Putin did this with several Russian Oligarchs a few years ago. Remember Stalin’s remark” “How many divisions does the Pope have”?

          Taking the economy down with them? Do you think they even conceive of that? Probably not a part of the metric….

          • DA May 13, 2017 at 11:57 am #

            Thing is, most of the people with guns and the wiles to use them effectively are on the payroll of the billionaires.

          • elysianfield May 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

            “most of the people with guns and the wiles to use them effectively are on the payroll of the billlionaires

            NRA members work for the Billionaires? Milllions of Southern poor and negroes work for the billionaires? I am a life member of the NRA, and COULD BE, if you listen the Thwack, a black person. I haven’t received my check lately….

          • DA May 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

            I understand and respect that, but if push came to shove, you would never knew what hit you.

            For example: if large parts of the country were ready to be written off as ungovernable and/or unprofitable, how about something as simple as a false flag nuclear and/or MOAB (which would likely be attributed as nuclear) attack, which would easily be attributable to foreign interests for double the pleasure, double the fun? A simple programming fix and boom, there goes [fill in the blank].

            Or, to take a more innocuous but likely no less devastating approach, how about strategically subverting the power grid or some other basic infrastructural component as Dmitry Orlov (among others) is wont to proclaim? Once again, GREAT bang for the buck without a single shot being fired. And as all the false flag attacks before and since 9-11 has taught us so well (if we only listen), our own government sponsored terrorists are the CONSUMMATE pros in asymmetric warfare. In fact , those tactics work BEST right here in the heavily infrastructure dependent US.

            And that doesn’t even get into the drones and all the other space age shit DARPA has lying in wait.

            Bottom line: the proverbial “well armed militias” will just be painting a target on their backs, which will be reduced to a red mist quicker than their brain synapses can process the information of their own disintegration. If we wanted to prevent these kinds of awful realities from happening, the time to do it was BEFORE the awfulness gained the upper hand.

        • ozone May 13, 2017 at 11:33 am #

          Let’s just say that Finca’s powers of precognition (and geo-political analysis), while of occasional comedic content, are not as he [endessly] would like us to think they are.

          Scroll on; absorption of balderdash and quasi-religious hokum is not a requirement for a well-rounded and fulfilling life.

  59. volodya May 13, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Janos, of course there was intent. That’s obvious on the face of it. Her use of the private server represents an effort of long duration to avoid compliance with requirements, of which she was aware, for communications and record keeping.

    Now, I’m just a simple mule-skinner but if I was Secretary of State I’d be pretty careful with my communications. Wouldn’t you? Of course you would. But Hillary is a pol with long experience, and a lawyer, and she’d been briefed on what she had to do and she had a platoon of support staff. She has NO leg to stand on, no conceivable excuse or defense. Same with Comey and Loretta Lynch.

    And it wasn’t just a few stray emails at issue but a great many. Thousands were deleted and made irretrievable by use of a tool called Bleach-bit.

    Not, as you said – and also according to a lot of other people – that “intent”, criminal or otherwise, is at issue here. Comey pulled that rationalization out of his ass. But this isn’t about a few communications that got off-track, this is about a garbage-barge and so, given the duration and scale, the matter of intent should have been dismissed outright as a possible mitigating excuse.

    That’s IF the FBI investigation was on the level. But it looks obvious, given the nonsensical rationale for not prosecuting, that it wasn’t. No point asking whether bleach-bitting those emails represents obstruction when obstruction was the apparent intent of the “investigation”.

    And the justice department’s laughable use of the Petraeus affair as a precedent to not prosecute Clinton is just to remind us of the department’s ludicrous dereliction in both instances.

    See, prosecuting Hillary would be going after a pillar of the Washington-Wall Street Axis, a reliable errand-girl for the oligarchs that stand at the center of it. That makes her immune. And, given the proximity of the November 8 election, it would be giving Trump the Presidency. Well folks, he got it anyway.

    • DA May 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      Agreed with all. The whole equating of Hillary’s ServerGate issues with the fake news Flynn/Trump Russian allegations “scandal” is something so incredibly ludicrous it could only have been dreamt up by someone like… janet, for instance. The Queen should have been watching the 2016 presidential election results come in from the comfort of her federal white collar prison cell.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

      Alas for General Flynn. He took the “Lock her up” seriously and may end up paying for it. Sincerity isn’t appreciated at these heights. And naivety is fatal.

  60. thwack May 13, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    A lot of this guys identification of specific trannies is fales and just click bait; but his identification of both male and female secondary sexual characteristsics is spot on and very useful:


    Most of us have an intuitive sense of these traits but only in the macro sense; but once you can isolate the individual characteristics, it makes it easier to see.

    See what?

    See what you looking at.

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    • malthuss May 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

      Tranny Porn is #1 web search in Muslim Pakistan…hmmmmm.

      Those ‘bacha bazi’…hmmm

      Blacks on their own,;

      Full text of “The negroes in negroland; the negroes in …
      Full text of “The negroes in negroland; the negroes in America; and negroes generally. Also, the several races of white men, considered as the involuntary and …

      [Search domain archive.org] https://archive.org/stream/negroesinnegrola00help/negroesinne
      Negroes In Negroland (1868) – Occidental Dissent
      North Carolina. Here’s the link to Hinton Rowan Helper’s less famous book, Negroes in Negroland (1868), which he wrote in the midst of Reconstruction …
      [Search domain http://www.occidentaldissent.com] occidentaldissent.com/2013/03/22/negroes-in-negroland-1868/

      Negroes In Negroland – Internet Archive
      The negroes in negroland; the negroes in America; and negroes generally. Also, the several races of white men, considered as the involuntary and predestined …
      [Search domain archive.org] https://archive.org/details/negroesinnegrola00helpiala

      Negroes in Negroland – YouTube
      The Negroes in Negroland is a compilation of reports from various White explorers observing the Negroes in their own environment. The b

  61. messianicdruid May 13, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    Are you getting tired of ” unnamed sources ” ?


  62. volodya May 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Ozone, there’s another saying besides the one about the yellow box. It’s that if you run with those dogs you’re gonna catch their fleas. So don’t run with those dogs.

    How does this apply to Comeytose? The part about securing his exit was rendered moot by his getting thrown overboard. That came out of running with the dogs. Oh well. The thing about running with those dogs is this, he made his job political where it didn’t have to be ie he caught their fleas.

    So, if you’re in Comey’s job or something analogous, to avoid catching fleas: 1) keep your fucking face off TV 2) don’t overstep your bounds 3) after you wake up in the morning and after you scratch your balls good morning remember to shut the fuck up.

    But first, before you enter the yellow box make sure your exit is clear. And if you see cameras and microphones, run, don’t walk, in the other direction.

  63. volodya May 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    How this thing gets so nasty is the imputation – by people that ought to know better – of racism and fascism at the core of Trump’s support.

    People don’t like to be called ugly names for the apparent offence of looking to their own legitimate and rational self-interest. Apparently, looking to the collective interest of the country is an offence too. See, according to the greatly educated, Trump’s support comes from not only the white, working class but also wealthier people in the ‘burbs. And, according to these towering intellectuals, this is where fascism has its roots.

    To see what’s not there at the expense of not seeing what’s actually in plain view is not an adaptive trait.

    You can call such a thing stupidity. And stupidity is like a virus. It passes from brain to brain. This particular strain causes a defiance of reality. But defying reality will only ensure that reality deals with them. If they want to persist in this maladaptive behavior, then I encourage them.

    What I’m talking about is an article in The Nation, again, all about the racism and fascism of Trump supporters. Yes, again.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

      There’s nothing ugly about either of those words, once they are understood. It’s the taboo, the shibboleth, the cry of “Witch!” that has destroyed us. You are buying into it obviously.

      Who gets to decide what is unspeakably (and therefore unthinkably) evil? The Media and Academia. No one gets to even think about these things since they have internalized the taboos and don’t want to be “bad”. And where did Media and Academia get these ideas? By sleepless nights of research? Or by the selective funding of Universities and Departments that promulgated these evil teachings? As you know, most professors are just dancing for their dinner. They’re no better than “journalists”.

      Trump was the candidate of Racists and Fascists – normal, healthy Whites who want their own country. The kind of people who fought in the Revolution. The kind that the Founders would have recognized. Liberals and “Conservatives” would have seemed abominations to them.

      • DA May 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

        You are in FULL VOICE here Janos! EXCELLENT post!

  64. FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    The most notable story of the week was Trump’s tweet, in which he very transparently hints at Comey about the true reasons for his dismissal.

    The most piquant circumstance of this tweet is Trump’s choice of the time to tell his enemies that he knows who and how leaked the information, because of which he was forced to fire General Flynn from the post of national security adviser.


    This happened after his meeting with Minister Lavrov and it is clear to me personally that they discussed the possible consequences of publicizing all the circumstances of the expulsion of Russian diplomats, while the speech of the leader of the White Project in the previous post says that Trump consulted her before the dismissal of Comey and the meeting with Lavrov.

    And this means that if not the Union of the Red and White Projects against the Black has become a reality in the US, then at least the armed neutrality of the White Project is the minimum that Condoleezza Rice can firmly count on.

  65. FincaInTheMountains May 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Now the publication of the circumstances that interest me depends only on the foolishness of Hillary-substitute and the stubbornness of Condoleezza Rice, and it seems to me that this story is so instructive that they let the matter to go to scandal despite Tramp’s reluctance to take the garbage out of the white hut on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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  66. janet May 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    Trump was the candidate of Racists and Fascists – normal, healthy Whites who want their own country. –janos

    It was pretty easy for Trump to channel your anger at losing your country into your vote for Trump. Of course, at the end of Trump’s term you will be no closer to having “your own country” nor will the anger have subsided. America will not be “great again” because it is already great as a multicultural democracy.

    But Trump will be considerably richer having successfully flim flammed you for your vote. You’ve been cucked, janos. How does it feel to be cucked, janos?

    • thwack May 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

      America will not be “great again” because it is already great as a multicultural democracy.


      Alright now, lets not go crazy here you ding bat.

      A lot of what is called “multiculturalism” is really just a cloak for confusion, retardism and a bunch of other behaviors that are really pathologies.

      In many ways, multiculturalism = do what you like, and/or what you can get away with; and nobody can challenge it cause racismsexismhomophobiatransgaybaconlettucetomato, blah bla blah…

      Its the lack of a common culture that keep my fist stay balled up, because I always have to be ready to speak the only language some of these clowns understand.

      For example, driving anywhere is now HELL these days because these foreign bastards can’t read English. They don’t fucking understand that, that God damn mother fucking curved ARROW has the word ONLY underneath it.

      See what I mean?

      I already wanna strangle one and I ain’t even driving.

      So no Janet, America is NOT great as a multicultural gumbo grab bag of FOBs illiterate in two languages; and their cunt bot supporters like yourself.

  67. BackRowHeckler May 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm #

    “… pay no attention to the collapsing economy.” JHK

    Is the economy really collapsing, Jim?

    Grocery stores are chock full, gas is still relatively cheap, and the unemployment rate is at about 4.5%. I’m not saying things are great for everybody but it certainly doesn’t look like 1933, or even 1974. We had to wait in line for an hour this morning to get into this restaurant. Granted its Mothers Day weekend. The people coming and going were well dressed and well fed — very healthy looking — and the parking lot was filled with late model and new cars. I’ve been to third world countries where the economy has really collapsed (and not coming back) and it certainly doesn’t look like this. (with all due respect)


    • malthuss May 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

      the unemployment rate is at about 4.5%. –really?
      95 million unemployed. 45? million on EBT. How many get a government check?

      I’ve been to third world countries where the economy has really collapsed (and not coming back) and it certainly doesn’t look like this. /The people coming and going were well dressed and well fed — very healthy looking — What did folks in Venezuela look like, 10 years ago?

      parking lot was filled with late model and new cars.–OH, you noticed how few junkers are on the road. Sub Prime Auto loans are to blame.

      • BackRowHeckler May 15, 2017 at 4:23 am #


        I know I’m just one person, but everybody I know who wants a job, has a job.

        as far as cars go I bought a new car a few months ago and just took the money out of the bank. Not everybody with a new car got it with a high interest sub prime loan.

        Venezuela is on the skids because of its repressive socialist government, no other reason. The USA is not Venezuela.


  68. JohnAZ May 13, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    Multi-culturalism. It is an admirable goal. The problem arises when the various elements of a society try to be in charge of the “culture” of the society. Ethnocentrism gets in the way of the benevolent side of diversity. Our country was founded on Northern European principles and those principles have been modified through time with every new group of immigrants. The culture of the US is what it is, but a change has occurred people are not trying to become Americans they are trying to change America to what they are. How can multiple peoples all have their culture, or religion all be dominant in the same political arena. Number one on the list for our culture is allegiance to the US Constitution. Number two is the ability to communicate, including a common language.

    • thwack May 13, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

      “The culture of the US is what it is, but a change has occurred people are not trying to become Americans they are trying to change America to what they are.”


      Why don’t you try to make America BETTER than what they are?

      Then you won’t hafta force them to take it; they will STEAL IT.

      (just kidding)

      In all seriousness, I have done this.

      What can I say?

      *What I like I make my own*

      Thats why so many of you are disturbed by my presence and wanna get your old job back at StarBucks…

      Sorry Charlie,

      I don’t want white people who taste good?

      I want white people with good taste?

      Can a nigga get a sandwich?

  69. wholy1 May 13, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    ” . . . and pay no attention to collapsing economy as it all plays out.” says it all. And the asset consolidation/transfer inexorably creeps on with notice.

  70. janet May 14, 2017 at 12:33 am #

    North Korea has attempted at least nine missile launches since Trump was inaugurated. I thought Trump was not going to stand for North Korea developing a nuclear ICBM, but it seems that is exactly what North Korea is doing on the Trump watch. Are you tired of “winning” yet?

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  71. FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 5:56 am #

    Vladimir Putin spoke at the opening of the One Belt, One Road international forum in Beijing.


    • FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      Rhetorical question: can a talented builder build properties faster than an equally talented counterfeiter can print money in which these properties are valued?

  72. Sean Coleman May 14, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    A recent RTE evening news programme (state broadcaster in Ireland) reported a clip of a speech by Trump assessing the press’s performance over his first hundred days: “a disgrace”. I would agree. This was followed by a clip of one of the Watergate journalists (Woodward?) saying “Mr President, the media are *not* fake news”.

    Of course, the order of the two clips could not have been the other way round, with Woodward first and leaving the final word to Trump.

    As the late Richard Webster wrote, the media are not there to tell the truth. His excellent review of Nick Davies’s Flat Earth News should be read:

    “Instead, as we read Flat Earth News, we are reassured endlessly, as we have seen, (with a kind of mechanical prayerfulness) that the main function of journalism is to establish the truth:

    [quote from Davies's book]
    Telling the truth is their primary purpose…

    If the primary purpose of journalism is to the tell the truth, then it follows that the primary function of journalists must be to check and reject whatever is not true.
    [end of book quote]

    Only because these statements appear in a book from which all history and all culture have been eliminated is it possible for Davies to make them without their shallowness and absurdity being immediately apparent.”

    • Sean Coleman May 14, 2017 at 8:05 am #

      Link to article http://www.richardwebster.net/jersey2.htm

      When I was about sixteen we were visited in London by some American cousins, from Chicago, who were perhaps seven years older then me. They were very against Nixon. I instinctively assumed that he wasn’t as bad as he was portrayed and I have never had any reason to change my opinion.

      The film Frost Nixon only confirmed it: a ridiculous progressive melodrama.

      Anyone who reads Webster’s excellent two-part article above would have reservations about any idea that campaigning journalists are a force for good.

      This brings me onto the Boston Catholic Church paedophile witch hunt. I have linked to articles about this before. The point I am making here is that these foolish moralizing crusades are often both stupid and dangerous.

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

        The Church looked the other way while countless children were reaped. Boston is just one place of many. They have admitted as much. You really have a bee in your bonnet.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 11:35 am #

      The Sacred Watergate – an apotheosis of Jeffersonian Democracy with just a little hint at pornography


  73. FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    A week ago, the head of the US White Project, Senator Dianne Feinstein, declared the question about possible Russian response to the expulsion of 107 Russian diplomats on December 30, 2016 the most important issue of both foreign and domestic policy of the United States.

    That is, if it were not for General Flynn, on January 2, 2017, 107 Russian diplomats plus families (probably 300 in all) would have been arrested at the Washington airport, just as on January 17, 2001, the Secretary of State of the Union State of Russia and Belarus Pavel Borodin was arrested for approximately the same reasons at the New York airport.

    Well, what could have been the response?

    Expulsion of American diplomats? Arrest them in Moscow airport Sheremetyevo-2? Storm of the US Embassy in case of their refusal to fly away?

    Or just a volley launch of ICBMs?

    The speaker of Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova tells what happened (at 18:40)


    • FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 11:48 am #

      So, where are Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein of our days to break the story?

      Any takers?

  74. janet May 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    “That is, if it were not for General Flynn, on January 2, 2017, 107 Russian diplomats plus families (probably 300 in all) would have been arrested at the Washington airport” –finca

    This is more proof of collusion between Trump (Putin’s puppet) and the Russians to protect the Russians. Thanks, finca!

    • FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

      Well, no woodwards or bernsteins, may be a Deep Throat Janet?

  75. thwack May 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    Pink chimp out:


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  76. volodya May 14, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    Yeah but Janos you missed the point of my post. Hundreds of counties voted twice for Obama. And then they voted for Trump.

    What got Trump elected was the economic demolition of wide areas of the country. Invoking racism and fascism is a distraction.

    The people in coastal Bubble-Lands screaming “racism” and “fascism” were complicit in the ruin of millions of American lives and livelihoods in a huge swathe of the interior. There needs to be an accounting for building up China as a global rival and military adversary at the expense of American workers. At best what was done was utter stupidity. At worst it was treasonous. That’s why they want a distraction. They don’t want to be held accountable.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

      And you missed my point: you are still giving the cry of “Witch!” power – by believing that Witches exist and are evil. The Witches exist but they’re not evil, therefore they’re not Witches. Just ordinary people – you know, like the Chinese racists and fascists.

      So in other words, first people are robbed by the Elite – and then condemned for not applauding their destruction. And then condemned for existing.

      Of course the Elite have replaced class by race. But you then assume that race doesn’t exist – that is YOUR distraction. You can use an illusion as a distraction – or something real by lying about it. The fact that they use race doesn’t invalidate race – or the people for whom it is important.

  77. janet May 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    Dedicated to Q, past accountant of DoD blood sports:

    “These are the men who, without virtue, labour, or hazard, are growing rich, as their country is impoverished; they rejoice, when obstinacy or ambition adds another year to slaughter and devastation; and laugh, from their desks, at bravery and science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege or tempest.”

    Samuel Johnson, 18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784

    • JimInFlorida May 15, 2017 at 8:45 am #

      janet! I’m surprised you would post such a thing, considering just WHO Samuel Johnson was referring to. The subtlest inference to THEM will risk wrath and banishment in some forums! Including THIS ONE.

      JHK, I demand that janet be “warned” for posting Samuel Johnson’s comment! The same message can be found in The Protocols and Mein Kampf!

  78. capt spaulding May 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    People seem to get lost in the details of what brought us to the current state of affairs. I submit to you that what is currently going on politically, and within the government is simply a precursor of the madness that will follow. The state of affairs in this country are unprecedented in my experience, and simply point to the mess that will follow. All I can say to the people who post here, is it doesn’t look that good to me. I don’t trust the Gov’t, or the people who have voted Trump in. I saw the results of what happened when “W” was voted in twice, and I doubt that they got any wiser since then. Sorry, but I’m afraid that the majority of this country consists of “low information” people, and I don’t expect any good to come of their decisions. Offline I keep my own counsel, and quietly keep my preparations to myself. No I’m not a survivalist but I’m not stupid either. I’ve done pretty well up to this point, and hope to continue doing well. Fortune favors the prepared. To paraphrase the old Japanese curse, I’m afraid we are going to “live in interesting times”.

    • ozone May 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

      Your attitude and perceptions mirror mine to a “t”.
      (I believe the curse is originally Chinese in origin, just for credit where credit is due, but I also concur and would suggest that “interesting times” are already upon us… as will become more apparent [at least to us] through the coming months.) Thanks. I don’t feel any less apprehensive, but I *do* feel I’m content and satisfied in working toward a viable future… probably for someone else, but so what?

      Head down; powder dry; lips stitched. (Watch closely for [more] denials of reality, coming soon to a theater near you.)

  79. Buck Stud May 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    I have been reading with interest Pucker’s citations of the unemployed white male unemployed situation. Much of the claims strike me as blame the victim and disingenuous when unfavorably comparing white male citizens with illegal immigrant workers/scabs, Indeed in right wing/GOP America the “scab” has been lionized while the white American union worker has been severely marginalized and like a boulder tossed into water left to sink, the resulting waves still permute with the after effects.

    One after effect washing up to shore of reality–and not distorted propaganda by idelougues with an ag

    • Buck Stud May 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

      This format sucks,,,anyway to continue

      One after effect washing up to shore of reality–and not distorted propaganda by ideologues with an agenda–is the marginalization of the white working class worker by the very same political strand now disingenuously lamenting their demise, is the evaporation of the father/son dynamic within the family unit. Men lose their jobs, get kicked to the curb, and their children get sent to schools dominated by “successful” females day after day, week after week, year after year.

      Put another way, Men sharpen Men; women just don’t have the right grit on the grinding stone to get the job done.

      Moreover, in our ‘instantaneous” society where an internet connection is slow if too many seconds have elapsed, women have the upper hand because they typically mature earlier than males. Like tea leaves steeping, women float on top while men sink in order to steep. But in a society that lacks appreciation for depth and profundity, the longer steeping tea is abandoned in favor of the superficial top floaters.

      JHL claims a major culprit in this dynamic is a lack of “meaningful” work. While I do not disagree, a person often goes through much tribulation to arrive at their passion and purpose. Just as Ruskin taught that men should first learn to obey good laws before seeking to change bad laws, the young alienated white male, rudderless and without purpose, should first seek how to show up day after day and punch the time clock before arriving in the shop of his life’s work.

      One thing not in dispute is how far the white male worker has fallen and due in most part to reasons out of his control and on the “macro’ level.

      Thus rappers and moronic athletes dancing and celebrating after every play have become the idealized and revered.

      But once upon a time they really were Superstars like this incredible human being:


  80. Janos Skorenzy May 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    “My Awakening” by David Duke
    “The Culture of Critique” by Kevin MacDonald
    “Race and IQ” by Phillipe Rushton
    “My Struggle” by Adolf Hitler
    “This Time the World” by George Lincoln Rockwell

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  81. FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    Boarding the Ark: Just in time!


  82. janet May 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

    “I’ve done pretty well up to this point, and hope to continue doing well. ”

    Most of us have done really well. In terms of money, there are some millionaires posting here. Remember that the “collapse” is just pretend collapse. As BRH reminds us from time to time the restaurants are full, the parking lots are full, and most people are doing really well.

    • ozone May 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

      Point missed.

  83. FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    Keith Olbermann is going nuts


    And he was the primary Bush-bashing anchor, right? Guy is in serious need of a psychiatric help.

  84. onehunglo May 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

    ah JG, you most wise poster on board and keep onehunglo come back….

    many foolish old burnt out member here never had chance to acquire and share wisdom.

    you very different.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.


  85. FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    It is a mistake to think that cheap oil is only a tool of economic warfare against Russia or that it is beneficial to the US in the situation that has developed in the world economy.

    Cheap oil threatens the US oil companies and high-tech business associated with energy-saving technologies, but first of all it threatens with deflation and the new great depression of the whole world financial system as a whole.

    Another thing is that there are financial and industrial groups in the United States, for which cheap oil is really a favorite tool of politics and a necessary condition for existence.

    And in this connection, the Clintonoids come to mind right away, who in the 90s with the help of cheap oil balanced the madness of the printing press, production of which they distributed among their friends with the help of Information Superhighway Project, also known as the dotcom business.

    Now they certainly consider the money printed then as their legitimate prey and honestly earned property, and perceive any policy that will seize power and influence from this money, as insolent robbery.

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    • FincaInTheMountains May 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

      By modest estimates the amount of unfunded money printed by the Clintons in the 90s and laundered through mostly fraudulent dot com companies is around 20 trillion dollars.

  86. Q. Shtik May 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

    Apropos of nothing:

    I was at the Philly Art Museum yesterday (featuring some terrific American water color art) when who do I see in the lobby area but Roy Jones Jr. (famous boxer) along with a man (a boxing trainer) and a female boxer. Very good looking. I think she is German. I am guessing they were there for a photo op with the famous Rocky statue.

  87. FincaInTheMountains May 15, 2017 at 6:25 am #

    The return of the Crimea was certainly dictated not only by the desire to restore historical justice, but also by the fact that the seizure of the Crimea by NATO would enable the Black Sea to be turned into a launching pad for SM-3 missiles, whose task is to intercept the retaliatory strike of Russian missiles after the NATO nuclear attack.

    Moreover, this excluded the Russian fleet’s entry into the Mediterranean Sea, and the eastern Mediterranean can also become a launching pad, especially if something like ISIS settles on the Straits. This possibility, even if not realized, undoubtedly allowed exerting pressure on Russia, forcing it to move towards nuclear disarmament and disintegration along the road map compiled by the Stratford’s strategists and their likes.

    Paradoxically, these circumstances make it possible to clear the US of suspicion of organizing a coup in Kiev, because the fact that it was a false start that confused all the plans of the above-mentioned strategists, is simply striking.

    On the other hand, its high level of organization makes it possible to exclude its spontaneity, and the only candidate for the role of the organizer of the Maidan coup in Ukraine is the intelligence service of the Fourth Reich.

    And the synchronism of the Maidan with a similar turmoil in Syria and Iraq, combined with the memory of the Middle East ODESSA and the economic miracle of Adenaur, clearly implemented with Bormann’s money and the funds extracted from the treasure trove of the “golden train” in Poland or Ilyin’s collection in Ukraine, turns these assumptions into confidence.

    Moreover, the crisis was initially provoked by the proposal of the European Union to Ukraine to become a hole in the Customs Union, through which European goods will be able to duty-free penetrate into Russia.

    And everything would have worked out, but the German pedantry played a bad joke with ODESSA, when they decided to hire some Ukrainian Nazis for the destruction of the industry of Eastern Ukraine, and the whole construction began to crumble on their head, just as the plan Barbarossa crumbled on Hitler’s head.

  88. FincaInTheMountains May 15, 2017 at 6:58 am #

    Bernstein: ‘Appropriate’ for Media to Question Trump’s Mental Stability for Office


    Tell us, Carl, who the Deep Throat really was? Was it Hillary? Did she performed her extraordinary services on you? Was it really that heavenly?

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  90. FincaInTheMountains August 7, 2017 at 5:34 am #

    Practical Zoology and Constitutional Crisis in the USA

    Trump argues that if someone comes to the bear den and pokes it with a stick, then he should not expect butterflies to fly out from there. Moreover, he will have no one to blame but himself, if from a den, instead of a butterfly, a bear will come out and rip his head off.

    And the Congress argues that if after a stick is poked into a bear’s den comes out a bear then this means that it was not poked hard enough, and if you poke it harder, then the butterflies will still come out in their rainbow glory.

    In this tweet Trump says that relations between Russia and the United States are at all time and very dangerously low and the American people should thank the Congress for this, referring to the law on sanctions.

    And the congressmen are very offended by that and ask: “Do we have anything to do with it, if the Russians do not want to give back Crimea to Ukraine, and do not allow us to rule the world?”

    And EU watches with amusement how the stupid Yankees exercise in practical zoology.

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