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Sometimes, if you open up a big enough gate and stand in the void, the gate will swing back and slap you on the ass — which is where serial bungler and arch-schlemiel Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) finds himself at the end of an exhausting week’s dissembling in the WhistleGate matter. Long about now, his reluctant partner in the latest impeachment gambit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, must feel date-raped just a little bit as every unraveling thread in the story leads back to another exposed deception by Schiff, the Inspector Clouseau of impeachment politics.

Maybe reading an alt-reality version of the Trump-Zelensky phone transcript wasn’t such a hot idea after all, since he read into the record evidence of his own bad faith. What was at issue, of course, were the President’s words, and in substituting something demonstrably other than that, and placing it on the record, Rep. Schiff set up a prima facie case for dismissal of his own case against Mr. Trump. Any way you slice the stunt, it smells like malfeasance.

Then there is the alleged “Whistleblower.” The identity of this shadowy figure can’t be concealed indefinitely. The Whistleblower may not even exist, and if he or she does, the classification of whistleblower may not apply to the actions taken by him/her and his/her managers. He/she has been officially described as a CIA agent detailed for some time in the White House during the Obama years, who may have been rotated back into the Trump White House on the pretext of some special expertise, say Ukrainian affairs. That suggests his/her origin as a John Brennan tool. That is, the former CIA chief now nervously awaiting the legal disposition of his intrigues in the RussiaGate matter. WhistleGate may be Mr. Brennan’s last desperate ploy to ward off prosecution, a gate too far.

What for? How about using the CIA to spy domestically on American citizens on US soil, which it is expressly forbidden to do by law, and pretty bad news if authorized by the guy who ran the whole shop, not just some schwantz section leader at a rogue operations desk. The FBI can do it with proper warrants, but not the CIA. Perhaps more troubling is who may have authorized Mr. Brennan to do that. Does the name Barack Obama ring a bell? He has kept so deeply out of sight in recent months that he’s becoming as obscure as James Knox Polk in the public’s memory. Many may forget he played a role in RussiaGate.

The first casualty of WhistleGate is the Democratic party’s front-runner in the 2020 presidential contest, Joe Biden, who may now spend his retirement years doing Chinese fire drills in the federal courts for influence peddling in connection with his bag-man son, R. Hunter Biden. I suspect the Dems are glad to get rid of stumbling, fumbling Uncle Joe, who was finding it hard to run with one foot constantly in his mouth. Now they’re stuck with candidates dedicated to open borders, free health care for border-jumpers, and a whole lot more obviously insane policy experiments borrowed from the Herbert Marcuse playbook. Good luck with that.

By the way, what if it turns out that there actually is no Whistleblower, that the figure was just a fiction, a CGI figment cooked up by Adam Schiff, his lawyers, and sundry other players on the Deep State bench? Sounds outlandish perhaps, but I wouldn’t put it past the congressman from Hollywood. We’ll find out soon enough. Meanwhile, it appears that the purported Whistleblower and his chief handler, Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson failed to observe the proper procedures in reporting the complaint through channels, not to mention the legerdemain of sketchy paperwork that attested to the complaint. Remember who Michael Atkinson is: the former legal counsel to John P. Carlin, who was Assistant Attorney General for National Security during the origin months of the RussiaGate operation in the summer of 2016, and before that chief of staff to… wait for it… Robert Mueller, when he was FBI Director. Do you begin to detect a claque of senior bureaucrats scrambling to cover each other’s ass?

Interesting days ahead as this feculent blob of malfeasance creepy-crawls through the spooky weeks of October, climaxing in Halloween. These are the weeks when the DOJ Inspector General’s report on FISA court shenanigans comes down. It’s also the month of the Brexit Absolute Deadline. That hairball over in Old Blighty might seem of unconcern over here, but it contains enough explosive power to destabilize the European banking system and, with it, America’s, which would lead to some rather scary action in the bond and equity markets at exactly the time of year when accidents like that happen.

And then, deeper in the background, like Hades and Thanatos, stand the grave figures of Barr and Durham, whose very silence lo these many months must be giving the vapors to that claque of lesser monsters who cooked up the coup to overthrow the president, and botched the job.


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  1. malthuss October 4, 2019 at 10:10 am #

    NASDAQ bust?

    Rahms brothers empire collapsing? We Work?

    youtube.com/watch?v=dtpbRDkF4H8

    • K-Dog October 4, 2019 at 11:02 am #

      The blind leads those who cannot see and they prevent them from being free.

      • ejhr October 5, 2019 at 8:29 am #

        Whatever one thinks of Trump ,He has genius for bringing out the worst in people. Just look at the mess that is the democrats today.

  2. TraffickingInDivinity October 4, 2019 at 10:11 am #

    This is crazy-time in politics. Fantasy, fiction, innuendo. Anything will do to throw feces on the Golden Golem. I wonder what the next one will be?

    • Nightowl October 4, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      There are already rumors that the next fake whistleblower will come out of the IRS.

      Given how desperate the cabal is to get more pages of Trump’s tax returns (despite there being no legal obligation to show anything), I suspect these rumors are likely true.

      Given the danger the cabal is in, and the fact that they have no evidence of any crimes whatsoever, there will likely be a massive influx of nonsense “bombshells” coming, with the biggest and phoniest saved for the point when FISA drops.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

        Who dares, wins. They have the Chutzpah and since nothing happened to them after the last coup attempt, why would anything happen to this time either? And if this one fails, the next one as you say? Sooner or later, they’ll get him either rightly or wrongly, on something or on nothing.

        A commitment to defense is commitment to defeat. Trump tweeted that someone should arrest Schiff. Who if not him? This is fatal passivity born of fear – a fear that puts all of us in danger. These people cannot be allowed to get into office. Trump is America’s last chance and what a pathetic last chance it is.

        • cbeard October 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

          “Trump is America’s last chance and what a pathetic last chance it is.” My sentiments exactly.

        • Ron Anselmo October 4, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

          Patriots are America’s last chance. The future belongs to Patriots. Rest assured, we will prevail.

      • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

        The whistleblower is fake?

        Prove it.

        • Nightowl October 4, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

          Where is he/she/it? Don’t be shy. You’ll be right this time, surely.

          • abbybwood October 4, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

            Trump and his inner circle at The White House certainly must have their very real suspicions of who this LEAKER/SPOOK is.

            A CIA employee who WAS in the Obama White House then “came back”.

            Nancy Drew could figure this one out (and Colombo) within 48 short hours.

        • benr October 4, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

          Odd you should say such a thing considering the burden of proof is on the accuser!
          We do not live in a country where the accused is assumed guilty well not yet unless the Democrats get there way.
          Trial by court of public opinion is not legal just yet.
          Strange that the DEMOCRATS always accuse others of the very crimes they keep getting caught committing!
          How spokes holes such as yourself look in the mirror I will never know as you support and provide cover for some of the very worst people so much so that it makes people like me that hate corruption support people like Donald J. Trump I mean your side is just that damn disgusting lawless, feckless, clueless, moral less and bad.

          • benr October 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

            I forgot to add DESTRUCTIVE!

          • abbybwood October 4, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

            One of the known symptoms of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome is the defense mechanism known as “projection”.

        • Bill7 October 4, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

          Oh, look: Mister Collier’s back.

        • aibohphobia October 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

          Its actually not necessary to prove that the Whistleblower is fake.
          However, it IS necessary, under our system of government, for the accuser to face the accused in court.
          If that doesn’t happen, the whole business should be thrown out.
          If the accuser never shows up and it goes to trial anyway, we are all well on the way to civil war.

    • Robert White October 5, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

      Hopefully he will get pied with a real fresh meadow muffin from the farmers he just put out of business being the Tariff Man that he is.

      Jimmy Carter could pie him if the Swamp Creatures would allow him near.

      RW

      • Uncle Bob October 7, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

        I guess you don’t mind Americans getting ass-raped by China stealing their ideas and then selling them to us on the cheap. Corning Inc stockholders (for example) appreciate your willingness to allow China to steal fiber optics, which damn near put them out of business before gorilla glass saved them.

  3. FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 10:13 am #

    arch-schlemiel Rep. Adam Schiff

    Most important question of the day – Is Adam Schiff a schlemiel or a schlimazel?

    Schlemiel. … A Yiddish saying explains that “a schlemiel is somebody who often spills his soup and a schlimazel is the person it lands on”.

    The schlemiel is similar to the schmuck but, as stated in a 2010 essay in The Forward, a schmuck can improve himself while a schlemiel is “irredeemably what they are”.

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlemiel

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 10:31 am #

      Holy sh#t!

      This is dirtier than I could have ever imagined.

      Brh

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

      Yiddish has more negative terms for human beings than any other language it would seem. Very telling, eh?

      I don’t say you (generic plural) are necessarily always wrong to think like this, certainly not in this case to be sure.

      • Exscotticus October 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

        And even their positive terms sound negative. Honestly, if you didn’t know what mensch meant, would you imagine it’s positive?

      • AKlein October 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

        Janos, humans have the inate capacity to be disgusting and revolting in myriad ways. Yiddish provides us with a rich and nuanced vocabulary giving names to the outliers of humanity. Very colorful language, Yiddish. At least it gives us a little humor to offset our having to endure such people.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 5, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

          Yeah that’s what I just said. But my actual import: Why so focused on that? And think of the danger once such a group attains power and can use this knowledge against their enemies – namely the American People via their ownership and control of the media?

  4. teddyboy46 October 4, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    This will break Rachel Maddow ‘s heart . She had bet her whole career and intergerty as a journalist on Trump being guilty of something.

    • Nightowl October 4, 2019 at 10:28 am #

      It is amazing how far she has fallen. Despite my disdain for the MSM, there was a point (years ago) where I thought she was one of just a few individuals who might be a somewhat honest person.

      But she has shown she will dance for the nickel.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

        Her lesbian and male lesbian audience wouldn’t have it any other way. Cannibals want Cannibal Kings.

        • Tate October 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

          You ever read that book, “The Cannibal Kingdom” about the Aztecs. Forget the author.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

            They didn’t have any herds. It never occurred to them to domesticate any, despite their abilities in some areas. So they were protein starved and noticed all the two leggeds around. Their religion met this need….

          • Tate October 4, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

            “Cannibals & Kings,” by Marvin Harris

        • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

          But you’re certainly not homophobic.

          • Bill7 October 4, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

            Your Corporatist Democrat virtue-signalling is worth nothing
            here, my friend. Take it over to Daily (CIA) Kos.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill October 4, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      Trump is a great con man and if he is worth as much as he claims he is (which I seriously doubt, especially as vehemently as he hides his tax returns), there is no doubt he is guilty of “something” shitty. Likelt, lots of somethings. Whether or not there are impeachable somethings in that mix is a whole different question.

      While I have no respect for Trump, or really any of the DC crowd, I have to admit that his presidency has shown us how absolutely corrupt and worthless many of our public and private institutions really are. From an integrity perspective this country’s collapse is wayyyy down the road.

    • Zoltar October 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

      teddyboy: Rachel Maddow’s journalistic integrity has long since gone the way of Stormy Daniels’ virginity. Let’s just say, it’s no longer much of a thing.

    • Yukon Tom October 4, 2019 at 10:14 pm #

      Rachel Maddow (She) and integrity should never appear in the same sentence. Someone’s head is likely to explode when they read that.

  5. shotho October 4, 2019 at 10:18 am #

    Yes, it really is, isn’t it? So, why do I keep reading about it? Masochism?
    Maybe they will all be outed as criminals and we can go back to sleep, at least until global finances implode.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill October 4, 2019 at 10:31 am #

      I am with you on why keep reading about it. I quickly scanned today’s post as I don’t really care all that much. Both parties in DC have spent decades refining the art of being whiny spoiled children who are going to take their ball and go home unless everything goes their way. These antics have brought us here. Neither party deserves anyone’s vote, but the herds will come out in droves to vote for their party of children over that other party of children. Our youth obsessed culture has achieved its apparent goal of eliminating all adults from every place that matters.

      • K-Dog October 4, 2019 at 10:58 am #

        We still have a culture?

        • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 11:04 am #

          Sure, we have lots of them. Take your choice!

          • K-Dog October 4, 2019 at 11:24 am #

            I think you just made my point.

          • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

            Any day now I expect someone to sue Grammarly because this APP doesn’t have an Ebonics version.

          • Exscotticus October 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

            >>> Sure, we have lots of them. Take your choice!

            Nice.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill October 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

          Good question, but I lack the vocabulary to come up with a better word for it. Plus, at this point the corruption has infected us so deeply that it has passed through our “culture” and is chewing away at what we might call our civilization. There is little that’s civil about it anymore.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

            Read “The Sibling Society” by Robert Bly.

      • abbybwood October 4, 2019 at 6:52 pm #

        And unless you have rich backers it is damn near impossible to remove them from office.

        Term-limits for Congress is looking better and better.

  6. stelmosfire October 4, 2019 at 10:23 am #

    Well it looks like President Trump may “Double Dog Dare” these pukes in Congress to bring this impeachment vote forward. i think the whole thing will blow up in their lying faces. But WTF do I know?

    • Nightowl October 4, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      He is. Once they go as far as they can, the evidence on FISA/Spygate, and other assorted scandals drops.

      At this point, I am nearly 100 percent sure that this was not only planned out, but that we will see justice served to several key individuals in the cabal.

      DC knows it, too; we are at the point where some are literally on CNN and co. talking about assassination. Don’t think this has gone unnoticed. 🙂

      • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

        You clowns have been wishing for that wet dream since 2015. Ha…ha…ha…!!!!

        • benr October 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

          speaking of clowns.
          Look in that mirror legion.

    • Pelosi is going to squeeze Trump’s balls until he cries Uncle, that’s what is going to happen.

      • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 11:26 am #

        Oh yeah! Well Trump will piss on her bed, then get his whole family to piss on her bed. Do you see how silly and kindergarden-like this is all getting, snack-food?

        Furthermore, for all we know Trump pays women to squeeze his balls. Though generally better looking ones than the Bride of Frankenstein from Butt-Fuck City.

        • JMR October 4, 2019 at 11:38 am #

          That is an insult to the Bride of Frankenstein and her memory!

          • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

            So true. Herman Munster’s wife was much better looking than Nancy Pelosi – even in her prime as the Debutante of the Mafia Ball. (Her politician father lived in the mafia’s vest pocket).

            Whatever happened to that last ball squeezer, Robert Mueller? Oh yes, he shuffled off to Alzheimer Village (empty-handed, so to speak). From recent gaffes I expect Biden and Pelosi are not far behind. There they can reach thru the Depends and squeeze each other’s balls and chortle about it all day.

          • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

            Hey now

            Yvonne DeCarlo was a real babe in her younger days.

            Brh

      • Kafkaesque October 4, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

        Yep

      • Robert White October 5, 2019 at 9:08 pm #

        You don’t get it, Lil Deb. The Duck wants Chair Pelosi to punish him & squeeze his gonads whilst the world is watching. He is an exhibitionist & narcissist text book Psychopath with Histrionic Personality Disorder & Deutsche Bank to prop up.

        At this point he will go for the ball squeezing & crying Uncle just to stay in the mix.

        Like gum stuck to a New York City sidewalk The Duck is not going away too soon, eh. Pelosi can squeeze his balls and make him cry Uncle but she can’t unstick chewed gum from a New York City sidewalk either.

        Trump is a problem child, Lil Deb.

        RW

  7. stelmosfire October 4, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    Well I guess it will be a “triple dog dare” with none other than Bill Barr stuck in the middle lookin’ on incredulously.

    youtube.com/watch?v=7ABpi4cbHwg

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

      His Dad got Epstein his first job at a private girl’s school where he could begin to ply his trade.

      Don’t expect too much from Barr in other words. He’s deep State. A Winner as Trump might say.

  8. hmuller October 4, 2019 at 10:42 am #

    And now for the “social justice warrior news” courtesy of ZeroHedge.

    1) Detroit’s chief of police, Chief James Craig, gave Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a tour of the Real Time Crime Center, where the department uses facial recognition technology to find suspects.

    “Analysts need to be African-Americans, not people that are not,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib said.
    “It’s true, I think non-African-Americans think African-Americans all look the same!”

    She said she has witnessed people confuse Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who both are black and bald. [ed.note ..not to mention ugly]

    My comment: Viewing the latest technology of the Orwellian police state, this woman’s only concern was “there better be a lot of jobs here for black folk”. Oh rest assured dear Rashida, black folks will feel the implications of facial recognition.

    2) While China unveiled a new ‘doomsday’ nuclear bomb that can “strike the US within 30 minutes with ten warheads,” a top US General declared gender and race “diversity” to be a “war fighting necessity” against the homogeneous forces of China and Russia.

    “The Dongfeng-41 is a 7,672 mph intercontinental ballistic missile that is said to have the furthest range of any nuclear missile and could reach the US in 30 minutes,” reports the Sun.

    Meanwhile, in the United States, US Major General Lori Reynolds told 300 intelligence Marines at the 9th Annual Marine Corps Association and Foundation Intelligence Awards Dinner that “diversity” will make the difference in future war fighting.
    “I believe a dramatic mix of talent, of all races, religions, backgrounds and genders will be the difference in the future,” said Reynolds.

    She added that promoting diversity was crucial because it was an advantage China and Russia do not hold.

    Meanwhile Air Force General Dave Goldfein emphasized the importance of the military now buying band-aids in multiple flesh colors, saying: “Celebration of #diversity and making sure we understand the flesh colored band aids is not about being politically correct, it’s a war fighting imperative.”

    My comment: The Chinese and Russians may surpass us in military technology, but we have them beat all to hell in the “diversity” department. If shot, at least our troops have band-aids to match diverse skin colors. And that’s the real “war fighting imperative”.

    3) At a townhall meeting AOC was confronted by a woman who said the planet only had months left and we must immediately stop breeding and eat the babies to reduce carbon emissions. AOC was later criticized for not rejecting this ‘baby eating policy’ at the time. But she responded that she didn’t want to further aggravate the woman “This person may have been suffering from a mental condition “. (As if it’s just a possibility). That perfectly sums up the situation: you can’t really tell the difference between sincere leftists and the mentally ill.

    • Who the fuck asked for this? Fuck off

      • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        Did you learn such eloquence from the New York Times, dear snackcakes?

      • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 11:05 am #

        Are you saying off-topic comments are never posted here, Snack-pack? That’s clearly not the case. Never has been. And anyway, who asked you?

      • Tate October 4, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

        Very uncivil.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

        He’s obviously among the mentally ill and felt picked on.

      • elysianfield October 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

        “Who the fuck asked for this? Fuck off”

        SnakPak,
        Your eloquence not only destroyed his comment and argument, it diminished Hmuller as a human being…your razor-sharp commentary has now put us all on notice of our many shortcomings. Please show the intellectual restraint we know you possess but choose to abate.

        At long last, sir, have you no shame?

    • thenuttyneutron October 4, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      youtu.be/_cUx07mxF8Q

      Was this woman a leftist loon or a RNC plant?

      Either way, this was disturbing to watch. AOC is pushing a Green New Deal and the policy of eating babies came up.

      • Tate October 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

        Haha! She out-AOC’d AOC. Weird when AOC looks like the grown-up.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        That is the way Communist Revolutions work. People strive to oudo each other in their fanaticism. And yesterday’s fanatics become moderates and get shouldered aside. If they resist, they may lose their heads Danton or Phillip “Egalitaire”.

        It’s a race to the bottom – just like Boston’s Big Dig or basically everything in a dying society.

        We need a small guy with a big heart like Napoleon to do a counter-revolution from the Top. Trump is too large and therefore lacking the inner largeness to do it.

        • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

          The Chinese Red Guard gangs (around 1966-1970) eventually fought each other over who was more radical, more loyal to Mao. Revolutions eat their own.

          I had to laugh when liberal professors were driven off Evergreen College grounds because it was “No Whites Allowed Day”.

          • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

            One of those profs sued and got a pretty good payout. This ain’t Red China 1966, and that’s how you have to deal with those hate filled mtherf#kkers!!!!

            Brh

  9. K-Dog October 4, 2019 at 10:54 am #

    “Using the CIA to spy domestically on American citizens.”

    The American Stazi is alive and well. ‘They’ ping websites of progressive/radical types all the time pretending to be real people. Like flies on rotten meat the hum of these Fusion Center Voyeurs fills the internet with their buzz. The horror and terror of Americans being well informed is a clear and present danger; but not to worry. There is a fusion center near you. The terror of change will be prevented and our fate is sealed. Nothing but death will be allowed to challenge the existing order. FBI, CIA, Secret Service, will all team up in a bureaucratic game of whack-a-mole to bring down any dog that barks. A CIA whistle-blower is an impossibility.

    • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

      Prove it or shut the fuck off.

      • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

        Reality Check 1,

        Do some research into the deep state, globalist agenda, international banking cartel, military industrial complex, etc or shut the fuck up (or off, whatever works for you).

        Do you expect the contents of hundreds of books and thousands of hours of research to be irrefutably presented in a few paragraphs?

        Finally, you don’t come across as a very likeable person. Prove me wrong.

      • benr October 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

        OK since I am about to prove it you should actually follow your own ignorant advice.
        You fit the definition of sock puppet as do several other people on this board.

        A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term, a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock, originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an Internet community who spoke to, or about, themselves while pretending to be another person.[1]

        The term now includes other misleading uses of online identities, such as those created to praise, defend or support a person or organization,[2] to manipulate public opinion,[3] or to circumvent a suspension or ban from a website. A significant difference between the use of a pseudonym[4] and the creation of a sockpuppet is that the sockpuppet poses as an independent third-party unaffiliated with the main account operator. Sockpuppets are unwelcome in many online communities and forums.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)

        itworld.com/article/2744211/i-was-a-facebook-sock-puppet-for-the-cia.html

        theguardian.com/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Earnest_Voice

        huffpost.com/entry/online-persona-management_n_837153?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3…

        Now how about you stfu and stop being such a rude prick!

      • toktomi October 4, 2019 at 6:53 pm #

        @RC1

        You are adorable! I love your expression.

        It starts with a command to take action on some indefinite object (“it”) followed by a single alternative command to do something completely nebulous (“shut the fuck off”).

        Excellent.

        This place needs more random access, rabid tweaker outbursts for pure entertainment.

        And that handle, “Reality” Check, – pure comedic gold for the irony.

        Thank you so much for the chuckle.

        ~toktomi~

        • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

          oh toktomi, you’re either sarcastic or totally nihilistic.

          • toktomi October 4, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

            @hmuller

            Guilty as charged on both counts.

    • Robert White October 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

      I asked the Government of CANADA to give Edward Snowden asylum & Canadian citizenship, K-Dog.

      A CIA whistle-blower if there ever was one too.

      Snowden can bark from CANADA so that the CIA can hear him.

      RW

  10. Meanwhile AG Barr is again going back to the tech companies, flanked by Britain and Australia (call it the three Googly eyes) to persecute the war on privacy. It’s seems you can’t invite the PLA or Islam into your country without also losing your end to end messaging encryption.

  11. JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 11:02 am #

    Wow, our host, as usual, hits the ball out of the park.

    • Except the part about “what if it turns out that there actually is no Whistleblower” because there is. He posted his complaint on the secure network for secret communications. You can’t use the network without authenticating yourself (otherwise there would be no point).

      • Nightowl October 4, 2019 at 11:34 am #

        There is no whistleblower.

        Covered in Fakenews again.

        • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

          Prove it.

          • Nightowl October 4, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

            The burden of proof is on you. When does he/she/it finally reveal itself?

            It’s safe now, since the entire scenario has been proven to be nothing other than hearsay.

            So where is this shadowy individual? Hiding out at a Standard Hotel?

      • JustSaying October 4, 2019 at 11:44 am #

        You can’t use the network without authenticating yourself (otherwise there would be no point).

        Like the CIA can’t figure out how to create fake credentials! As long as you long on with a valid credential, you can be anybody.

        • I have to break it to you geniuses but the NSA thought of these Junior high school tactics when designing the national security apparatus

          • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

            You loose, doofus. News flash: they’re corrupt. It’s turtles all the way up.

          • draupnir October 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

            Using Chinese-manufactured equipment, no doubt.

      • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

        Whether or not there’s a flesh and blood whistleblower is a distraction. The point is Trump committed no crime, not even an unethical act. This is the biggest nothing-burger the criminal globalists have ever come up with. They might as well be raving that he didn’t use a coaster for his diet coke can in the oval office – damaging government property.

    • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      I am known for shameless shilling for JHK. Recently I got a new VISA card but did not inform Patreon because the timing was so right: I retired on August 31, and now my income is drastically reduced. However, the consistent good work of JHK on this blog may persuade me to reconsider and give Patreon my new card number. We’ll see.

      As I said, I’m known for shameless shilling.

  12. The process survived 250 years of characters worse than Trump.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

      Read Sir John Glubb, also known as “Glub Pasha”. 250 years is about the average life span of a regime or dynasty. Now a stable Civilization can survive the fall of a Dynasty, but we aren’t that, are we? Neither the United States nor the West is coming back from this ride. You folks made sure of that by sowing the ground with the salt of 3rd World Diversity. Nice going, sport.

      • Robert White October 5, 2019 at 10:54 pm #

        Janos, if we follow through with your regressive illogic we would roll back the Internet to the days when it was just being used by the Particle Physicists of CERN in 1988.

        Moreover, the so-called ‘civilization’ you lament is globally mobile via English language & culture and as such is transmissible to the so-called ‘third world’ where Internet exists as well along side English language culture.

        Mixing the people of the world up into secular society & secular civilization is not the harbinger of doom that you purport it to be.
        You would blame any societal conflagration on ethnicity & the nebulous ‘race’ concept that you are unable to define scientifically.

        I agree that the West is not coming back from this ride though, Janos.

        At last we agree on something you said.

        RW

    • benr October 4, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      Actually the lack of character in Obama appears to be slowly taking the system down which is what he intended.
      Think about it Obama started the Russia Russia gate nonsense and it has slowly destroyed the trust Americans have for news agencies, intel agencies and the us government a s whole.

  13. redrock October 4, 2019 at 11:14 am #

    Getting the rope and waxing my cannon. Time for retribution.

  14. volodya October 4, 2019 at 11:27 am #

    What’s laughable is that “progressives” tout the policies most beneficial to the handful of wildly rich families that run the show. Open borders? Check. Free health care for border jumpers as an incentive to border jump? Check. 

    What do they want? Slavery. When do they want it? Now! What do they want? A desperate underclass. When do they want it? Now! What do they want? More. When do they want it? Now!

    Whose side are “progressives” on? Not yours dickhead. 

    If you think they’re on your side you’re not seeing what’s right under your nose. And people that listen to them, like those beat-up, impoverished Hispanics and Blacks, they are idiots to give the time of day to the likes of AOC and her cohorts. Do NOT listen to them, their making a living depends on keeping you in a degraded state. “Progressives” are not on your side, they are on their own side, and as sure as you were born they will work day and night to screw you over. They do not bite the hand that feeds them and that hand ain’t you. That hand lives in opulence in Manhattan. Do you live in opulence in Manhattan?

    Wakey, wakey… from Kill Bill Two: 
    getyarn.io/yarn-clip/f7f0b97b-7159-4ebb-a54c-462d03e2f760

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

      No, you’re wrong about the Hispanics. She is their Champion and obviously open borders favors them and the Reconquista by definition. I admit there as sensible Hispanics who don’t want this as they realize that it means America will become just more of Latin America. But the lure of getting back at the Gringos in not to be underestimated.

  15. volodya October 4, 2019 at 11:32 am #

    TPTB, re your comment last week

    Maybe you used the wrong word, “acrimonious” as opposed to “amicable”, but when you referenced human nature as to why an amicable game reset isn’t likely, you got the idea right. 

    In any case I got your meaning – ain’t happenin’. Elite/Deep State reaction to the Trump election victory proves your point. Trump’s opponents freaked out and served up this Russia-gate nonsense and the Mueller belly-flop, and now this Ukraine absurdity and the impeachment baloney, which pretty much tells you “amicable” isn’t in the cards. What this tells us is that they will not brook any dissent from their neo-liberal ideology, no matter how disastrous are the practical results, primarily because the top rungs of society benefit so handsomely. IOW it’s about MONEY, filthy lucre, nothing more. 

    If you’re asking how I would prioritize issues, I wouldn’t surprise you by saying I would put steady work and wages and the ability of a young man to support a wife and family in some decent state as priorities one through ten. So much flows from that one thing, from the financial viability of governments at all levels given that they’d have a lot more tax money coming in, to the stability of families and the mental health of kids that would no longer have to cope with a steadily changing roster of “partners” that may or may not provide material support all because daddies are nowhere to be found. 
    I could go on and on but I think you get my drift. I doubt that future living conditions will ever again approach what they were in 1965, for example, with families jammed into much smaller residences, and luxuries like eating out no longer do-able, but people could at least see a way forward in their lives. 

    Yeah, getting the straight facts from China is a problem, you pretty much have to be there and see things with your own eyes. As you say, the Chinese government puts “stipulations” on what can be shown and said. And their official statistics are crap. Then again, governments all over the world want to paint the prettiest picture.

    And war is a great distractor. Whether you’re for or against, it always has been. 

    In your later post I think what you’re referring to is a break-down in societal trust, where nobody is on the level, where nobody plays fair, where you can’t be sure that the guy you’re dealing with won’t shaft you, where you cough up bribes to get a leg up and you have to cough up a bribe to get anything done. You actually see that situation in most of the world and more and more on this side of the pond. 

    As to priorities, how do you see it? How do you line them up? 

    • TPTB-USA October 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

      I would have to agree with your position that viable gainful employment and family unity are the ultimate goal for a healthy society, but, like the saying “you can’t legislate morality”, it is
      unrealistic to expect our existing government to get us to that destination.

      There no doubt would be others, but I would suggest that eliminating the polarization should be a top priority, and in an attempt to salvage and make the best of what we have, I would suggest that term limits would be a step in that direction.

      I know I sound like a broken record, but I appreciate MA’s thoughts in this regard:
      “The two-year term for Congress was selected by the founding fathers based on the Genoa model. Our problem, however, they failed to impose a term limit. The founding fathers ASSUMED that since a Congressman was not paid and donated his time for a few weeks each year that it was not necessary to limit the terms. Congressmen received only $6 per day for their travel and expenses prior to 1815 when they began to pay themselves annually $1500. From then on, Congress became seriously
      disconnected from the people and fell into a separate political class.”

      What Type of Government Should We Strive For?
      armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/civil-unrest/the-difference-between-the-left-right/

      • volodya October 6, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

        TBTP, 

        I read that Armstrong article on government. Thanks for that. 
        As MA sez, they (“they” being the rich, ie those people making stuff for others to buy) need someone (that “someone” being a well-off consumer) to buy their stuff.

        So, do the rich really want to suppress everyone into poverty? No, not everyone, just their own workforce. And this is where things go off the rails. 

        The entirety of the problem is that the donor class ALL want to pay their employees nothing but they want their customers to be wealthy. When the point one percent all have that same mind-set, what we end up with is what we have today, the large segment of the populace that used to buy products now only able to afford Walmart crap (if that) with one retail outfit after another going belly-up. IMO on-line purchases are not remotely enough to account for the bricks and mortar retail annihilation. And never mind individual businesses going bust, they were predeceased by uncountable families and communities that plunged into wrack and ruin. 

        IOW what the donor class has collectively done is to destroy their consumer market. And so, as I’ve said numerous times previously, they may be ruthless but they ain’t that bright. They had it in them to install the global scheme we call “neo-liberalism” with the aim of reducing labor costs without thinking it through to its logical conclusion, which is what we have now, which just using eyeball evidence you can see doesn’t work. 

        How did it come about? As MA sez, while the donor class doesn’t directly pull the levers of government, they have influence. And so, as Trump sez, government works for the donor class, the folks coughing up all that dough. Oligarchy, to put it another way, gets its way. 

        Seeing it through your eyes, life is a facade of absurd games being played out in Washington, an immense splurge of time and resources in aid of what exactly? To remove a president? To do what? To prop up an unworkable production-consumption arrangement that almost daily sinks companies and families and, sooner or later, that sinks that same government doing all the game-playing, that stands astride all this. 

        The choices you lay out, global war, civil war or both are pretty stark, some would say unreasonably pessimistic, but which I agree have a substantial chance of happening. Screw people up, take away their economic mainstay, and there will be hell to pay. 

        What can be done? IMO, the donor class sees any dollar in any pocket but their own as a cosmic injustice requiring immediate remediation. Any suggestion about any alternative form of government that impedes that goal of more money for them by reducing their power over elected or non-elected officialdom would be seen by the donor class through that lens of monetary self-interest.

        But what can be done? The Donor Class and their apologists will tell you that “There is no alternative.” TINA IOW. They will say that NOTHING can be done, that this is the optimal state of affairs, and if we know what’s good for us, we will abide by its rules.

        But alternatives are taking shape as we speak, in the American hinterland, on the streets of France and Hong Kong, whose aim is to break the strangle-hold of each place’s Donor Class on public affairs. It’s a matter of actions large and small but whose essence is simply this, that workers in slave-wage regimes be paid to buy what they produce and workers in places like the US be paid to produce what they buy. This is the only way I can see to square the circle. That is what needs to be done and maybe with some luck, that’s where things will go.

        There are many alternatives, one of which, notwithstanding the fondest desires of the filthy rich, will be horrendous, not only for people like you and me, but for them too.

        • TPTB-USA October 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

          “The entirety of the problem is that the donor class ALL want to pay their employees nothing but they want their customers to be wealthy.”

          Do you take the shortest route to work, or do you take the long way home everyday? Do you purchase the most expensive item (option) at the store? How come you are not communicating with me using pen and paper? Taking the liberty of making a few assumptions, it is because you are “gaming the system”; and you either play the game (if you even have the option), or loose by default.

          Sure, “the donor class ALL want to pay their employees nothing”, but you need to look at this from the perspective that they are just “gaming the system” like everyone else. If someone else creates a better and/or cheaper widget, their business days are likely numbered.*

          “… what we end up with is what we have today, the large segment of the populace that used to buy products now only able to afford Walmart crap …”

          My position is that where we are at today is a result of human nature, and it was inevitable. The problem I have is that I believe that the game is flawed from inception, where disparity goes to the extreme as the game plays out.

          I have reviewed the current conflicts around the world, and that which I find in common is that they all look to government for an answer, but what they find, and that which becomes the focus of their attention, is the corruption by government officials. Why should they have to suffer, when the government officials are lining their pockets? How does one reconcile “tent cities” with “granite countertops”?

          MA doesn’t acknowledge that the game is flawed, but instead criticizes the government for mismanagement and corruption (this may be hypocritical on his part to some extent).

          What should the government have done to keep the jobs from leaving the US?

          I foresee AI replacing education staff in the near future, what should the government do to protect those jobs?

          If you want the government to intervene, aren’t you advocating for something on the order of socialism? Here is something to think about.**

          * Trump to Impose Tariffs
          armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/economics/trump-to-impose-tariffs/

          **Direct Democracy – Is it Possible?
          armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/basic-concepts/direct-democracy-is-it-possible/

    • TPTB-USA October 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

      What I have been trying to point out, is that “Life is a facade”. Nothing more than a flawed, silly little game, where one of the most blatant flaws is that as the game progresses, disparity goes to the extreme.

      For the majority of my life, I never gave this any consideration, and my read is that the overwhelming majority of people in the industrialized world do not either.

      If you put it in the context of an alien viewing our daily life, the chatter and tweets we are engaged in and bombarded with on a daily basis amount to nothing more than “noise”.

      Republicans are focused on the likes of the Biden corruption, while the Democrats are focused on the misconduct by the president. Take one more step back, these people are there to serve the
      public at large, and if they were truly honorable, wouldn’t they all voluntarily resign?

      You wrote “I’m among those that don’t believe that the daily rampages have much to do with democracy or extradition arrangements but rather the steadily increasing impossibility of people doing what they’ve done since time immemorial, that being to find a mate and raise a family.”, and from this I surmise that you sense that something is amiss, and the same goes for the yellow vests in France, the Umbrella crowd in Hong Kong, the crowd charging our southern border, etc..

      So, which game format is preferred by the majority, “the carrot or the stick”, capitalism or socialism/communism?

      I’m not willing to voluntarily give up my families social security benefits (I suspect we couldn’t make a go of it), but if the choice was between that or the chaos of conflict, as a product of a lifetime of conditioning I might have to think about it, but ultimately, in my view, only an idiot would select the latter.

      So I ask again, why can’t we have an amicable game reset (hopefully I got it right this time)?

      I’m not talking about guys like Munchin, Draghi, etc. putting a band-aid on the problem like in 2008, but that which will amount to a hard reset that addresses the disparity. From the perspective of a US citizen, it would be tough, but perhaps doable; but from the perspective of all the inhabitants of this world, I suspect impossible.

      So, pick your poison: Civil War, World War, or both?

    • TPTB-USA October 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

      “I’m among those that don’t believe that the daily rampages have much to do with democracy or extradition arrangements but rather the steadily increasing impossibility of people doing what they’ve done since time immemorial, that being to find a mate and raise a family.” –
      volodya

      Special Report: Hong Kong on Edge
      youtube.com/watch?v=POAgMKvOJHg

    • TPTB-USA October 5, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

      Where do you get your vision?

      Special documentary on France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ movement
      youtube.com/watch?v=fvenDA9I1z8

      Reporters: What do France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters want?
      youtube.com/watch?v=pUjr4cvdmbM

      What’s behind France’s Yellow Vest movement?
      youtube.com/watch?v=xODpByih2Hc

    • TPTB-USA October 5, 2019 at 7:55 pm #

      How much longer before it goes “Kinetic”?

      Iraq’s protests: All you need to know in 500 words

      Anti-government demonstrations rock oil-rich Iraq as widespread anger erupts over economic mismanagement and corruption.
      aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/iraq-protests-500-words-191004134657025.html

    • TPTB-USA October 5, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

      It looks like the rats are finking on each other, and the internet is providing a platform.

      Opinion: Egypt’s suffering has reached its limits
      dw.com/en/opinion-egypts-suffering-has-reached-its-limits/a-50626412

  16. messianicdruid October 4, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    “Fallen! Powerful Babylon has fallen and is now the home of demons. It is the den of every filthy spirit and of all unclean birds, and every dirty and hated animal. The nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her immorality. The kings of the earth were immoral with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy from the extravagance of her luxury.”

    You are witness.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      Tell them about the “Great City” the center of commerce. I say it’s Gotham, or New York in the common tongue.

  17. capt spaulding October 4, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    Being as Halloween is coming up, it might be appropriate to bring up the story of the GGG’s creation. Apparently someone (nobody knows who), combined a hairpiece with an open bag of Cheetos, and left the combination of the two outside during a thunderstorm. Result: The Donald. This story gains some credibility, given the fact that many of the true believers think he comes in to work on a bolt of lightening every day.

    • Tate October 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

      How can he work on a bolt of lightning? Has he captured it in a bottle?

      • capt spaulding October 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

        He stands on it. You hear a thunderclap, smell ozone, and the golden one has arrived. It’s a beautiful thing.

        • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

          Trump as Odin, the all-father, all-wise. You gotta love it. Anybody watch the TV series “American Gods”? If asked, I’ll bet Trump would appear on it.

          • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

            Of course, they already have an Odin. Trump could play Thor. As in: “I just spent all night with Stormy Daniels and now I’m Thor all over.”

    • Nightowl October 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

      The beauty of this post is that it encapsulates your entire argument against Trump.

      You literally have nothing other than jokes about his appearance. I’ve said this many times, but I think the majority of the prog set thinks exactly as you do.

      A collection of doughy invertibrates lashing out due to unresolved high scool trauma.

  18. BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 11:46 am #

    Another angle is being persued by Atlanic Monthly Mag, almost daily screeds in their online edition, long articles describing how Trump is mentally ill and its imperative he be removed from office asap. Almost every single article and editorial in every edition is about how unfit for office Trump is. You would think they would want to write about something else occassionally.

    Brh

    • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

      BRH

      They just do not have anything concrete to write about him. No convictions of proven crimes, no concrete financial information to judge one way or the other.

      Just conjecture, innuendo and name calling. A well qualified Leftist rag. All the rags, cable news networks and papers use the same modus operandi, make things up to fit their agenda, lie many times on the front page and when someone catches you, print it on page 42. Daily meetings with one item on the agenda, Get Trump. 24/7/365 coverage of sorting information to publish anti-Trump propaganda. Serious networks to pass the info out to your spokesmen who all say exactly the same message 20 minutes after an occurrence. Don ‘t you think that people see through your shenanigans after a while? But I do not think you, MSM, give a damn about what people think, just get that Trump guy.

      Why? Because he sees through their BS and is better than they are.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

        In other words, you agree that Anti-Trust legislation is in order? And since that is in reality impossible (just like the Wall), Trump should nationalize them as part of the Counter-Coup, and once the Emergency has past, sell them off to respectable people and groups. That excludes the Six Families or anyone connected with them.

      • Majella October 5, 2019 at 5:12 am #

        JohnAZ;

        ‘ They just do not have anything concrete to write about him. No convictions of proven crimes, no concrete financial information to judge one way or the other.

        Just conjecture, innuendo and name calling. ’

        Oh. Like HRC, you mean?

        • benr October 5, 2019 at 9:48 am #

          No HRC got caught red handed destroying evidence she should have had a day in court been found guilty and sent to a country club prison. Her lackeys refused to prosecute and even had the finding before they investigated!
          Everyone on this board would have been sent to prison for that.
          Stop being so dense.

          • Nightowl October 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

            Maj must be something like 0/64 now.

            Jesus wept.

  19. JustSaying October 4, 2019 at 11:50 am #

    What a clown show! This story did not hold for even a week.

    I agree that Brennan was behind this because he was behind Russia-gate. And he wanted to get rid of Biden for his girlfriend Hillary.

    It is odd that the NYT outed Schiff, don’t you think. What’s up with that.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

      There is only ONE person who runs the shit-show – Hillary Clinton.

      Everyone else in the show is her Flying Monkeys.

      • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

        Do you believe she is a soldier in the globalist circus or its ringmaster?

        • FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

          She is Bastinda, The Great and Terrible, the Wicked Witch of the West!

          She is a recognized world-leader of the Black Project (at least so far), the High Priestess of the Sect of Pedophiles, a close friend of Jeffrey Epstein – just like Joan of Arc was a close friend of Gilles de Rais.

          All other Witches – like Merkel, Theresa May – look up in envy at the Bastinda, the Great and Terrible.

          • FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

            And by the way, as far as I know, she’s worth north of 3 trillion dollars.

          • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

            Three trillion dollars! Who knew selling a few books paid so well?

          • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

            Vicious slander. The execution of Joan of Arc was much like the crucifixion of Christ with soldiers falling onto their knees in agony crying, We have killed a Saint or in the case of Christ, a god.

            I like The Wizard of Oz analogy though. We must rip away the curtain of the False Temple and behold the little men behind it. Nationalizing the Media should have been Trump’s first order of business.

          • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

            A trillion, with a “T” is a thousand billion, with a “B”. That seems like a lot, Finca, even for a beneficiary of the Clinton Foundation.

          • capt spaulding October 4, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

            I dunno, Fincain, I’m gonna have to call you on that 3 trillion dollars. Not even The Donald, genius that he is, is worth that much.

      • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

        Prove it.

  20. Beryl of Oyl October 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

    About ten seconds into this video, it is worth noting the look on Dr. Jill Biden’s face.
    Also Bill’s and W’s.
    abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/president-trumps-inaugural-address-short-familiar-44925971

    Some people didn’t think Donald Trump meant what he said in his speech that day, but Jill knew.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

      That’s why we have a Wall, right? He may have been partially sincere, but the attacks began immediately and America and her people were not his first priority in any case.

  21. Ishabaka October 4, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    Quid Pro Joe

  22. Walter B October 4, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    Thank you for the trustworthy reporting Jim. The glacier like pace of the new American form of “justice” begs the question, “If justice move so slowly that absolutely no motion can be detected, does it in fact move at all?” It’s not so much a swamp as it is a bottomless pit.

    • Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      Idiot. You need to look up what “begs the question” means, and use it properly.

      • hmuller October 4, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

        google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=beg+the+question+definition

        beg the question

        1 (of a fact or action) raise a question or point that has not been dealt with; invite an obvious question.

        2.assume the truth of an argument or proposition to be proved, without arguing it.

        I believe Walter used the term in accordance with definition 1.

        Now who’s the idiot?

        • Walter B October 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

          Thank you hmuller, for giving Reality Check 1 a reality check. So much anger out there and so little medication…..

          • cc rider October 4, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

            Perhaps Cancel My Card is hogging all the medication

      • benr October 4, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

        I smell the ban stick a coming for this one.

  23. sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    I have never claimed to be the sharpest saw on the workshop pegboard.

    Given that, can someone provide me with an explanation of the title of today’s CFN post?

    Lisance appears to be a variant of license. And what I find about minky is that it is a plush polyester fabric. What does all this have to do with WhistleGate?

    • FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

      Wise men of Zion were asked, why Jews always answer with a question to a question?

      And Wise men replied – “And why not?”

    • Beryl of Oyl October 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

      It’s a line from Return of the Pink Panther.
      youtube.com/watch?v=WnlIWpZSPXU

      • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

        Thanks, Beryl. So minky is a variant of monkey. Now it’s all abundantly clear.

        • capt spaulding October 4, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

          It’s the way inspector Clouseau mispronounces it, in the same way he mispronounces “phone”. Its a running joke in his movies.

          • elysianfield October 5, 2019 at 11:51 am #

            ” Its a running joke in his movies.”

            Captain,
            I’ve always seen Clouseau as a vehicle for the British to lampoon the French. A masterful job.

      • Tate October 4, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        So it appears from the video clip that the title of the JHK’s post refers to the Dems’ all-out effort to distract from the real scandal, the Deep State coup against Trump.

      • Walter B October 4, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

        Well done BoO, well done indeed!

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

      Two rival businessmen meet in the Warsaw train station. “Where are you going?” says the first man.

      “To Minsk,” says the second.

      “To Minsk, eh? What a nerve you have! I know you’re telling me you’re going to Minsk because you want me to think that you’re really going to Pinsk. But it so happens that I know you really are going to Minsk. So why are you lying to me?”

      JS: As Louie Armstrong said, If you gots to ask, you don’t gets to know. But by all means study Yiddish jokes and Marxist Theory, you may come to “grok” their dynamic view of life – and how they managed to overthrow Western Civilization. For all their nonsense, they are very serious people, full of the “somber fire of the prophets”. And woe to the People on whom they aim this fire.

  24. sanspeur October 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

    “Interesting days ahead as this feculent blob of malfeasance creepy-crawls through the spooky weeks of October”

    Love the vocab lesson I get 2x a week.

    This weekend’s word is “Feculent”

    Unfortunately that blob is presented on most of the TVee’s as a sweet fresh bouquet of roses.

  25. James Kuehl October 4, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

    Trump is poorly read, ignorant, and uncouth. But he possesses an undeniable shrewdness inherited from his father and honed in the shady world of real estate development and casino operations. Is it possible that one of his morning dumps will soon contains the feathers of Chicken Licken, Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey, and Turkey Lurkey?

    • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

      In the version I remember, it was Chicken Little. That said, your point is well taken.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

      That’s not cool, Kuehl.

      • James Kuehl October 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

        Sorry to disappoint, Janos. Assuming you were going for a rhyming joke I have more sad news. It’s pronounced KEEL, So you could call me a Schlemiel and it might work.

        • capt spaulding October 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

          Now you’re even……..Kuehl.

          • James Kuehl October 4, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

            Alright, already, enough of the puns. This is serious business. The smartest stable genius (a lot of people are saying that) in the world just stuck both his man-boobs in the ringer and he keeps turning the crank. This could get really ugly.

          • AKlein October 4, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

            Kuehl is the German word for “cool”. Now you should understand Janos’ play on words.

        • Nightowl October 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm #

          No, Janos is right. Kühl is not pronounced “Keel.”

  26. FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    Impeachment and the Battle of Kurukshetra

    On September 13, I compared the World War of the Roses to the entry into the Bhagavad Gita, which is the story told by Arjuna to his charioteer, who turned out to be Krishna himself, about the causes and real meaning of all wars in general and the Battle of Kurukshetra in particular.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/tectonic-rumblings/#comment-440833

    This battle began immediately after the conversation, about 10 thousand years ago, and was the main battle of the war between the Pandava and Kaurava clans, most likely representing the notorious haplogroups R1a b R1b, which Mr. Klesov loves to speculate about.

    And since thanks to the flu I am still under the impression of another smash hit of Krishna-it of All Russia, I want to balance this smash hit with another smash hit on the same topic, but composed and executed by a person who knew the prospects of this haplogroup in Russia much better than the aforementioned Krishna-it of all Russia.

    youtube.com/watch?v=vS5p4LuDASM

    youtube.com/watch?v=TZ9DHOHx9fo

    Meanwhile, comparing the situation with the entry into the Bhagavad Gita turned out to be more than appropriate, and the impeachment, which the Deep State of the United States is trying to shove Trump at least in some place, paradoxically showed that the battle has not yet begun, although literally two weeks ago it seemed to me personally that everything is a go!

    But I have my own criteria, and when everyone drooled from being touched by international politics and considered the sabotage of Russian athletes by the Olympic Committee the biggest misfortune that could fall on Russia, I wrote about a nuclear war.

    And now, when everyone writes about nuclear war, I see how humanity is slowly but surely crawling away from the edge of the nuclear abyss into which it almost threw itself on June 22, 2015.

    I even had a hope that in the near future it would not begin and the events we are witnessing would not be remembered ten thousand years later as an occasion to write a new Bhagavad Gita.

    And with all due respect to this truly remarkable literary monument, I personally do not need a new Bhagavad Gita!

    Indeed, the announcement of the impeachment by Nancy Pelosi, which is a declaration of war to Trump, showed the democrats’ unpreparedness for this war and the amazing readiness of Trump and Co. for it.

    This means that the aggressor in this war can be defeated even before the account of the victims goes to tens of millions. And what we have observed so far is reconnaissance in force and small regroupings of troops on the field that will become the battlefield.

    And there is a chance that Kurukshetra will end up being the Great Stand on the Ugra River.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Stand_on_the_Ugra_River

  27. Ron Anselmo October 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    Jesus Jim, you’re on fire this morning.

    Schiff the Inspector Clouseau of impeachment politics.

    Biden finding it hard to run with one foot constantly in his mouth.

    Coffee on keyboard stuff.

    Thanks Jim, keep it up.

    Ron

    • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

      As Sprawl the (unpaid) shill is wont to say, JHK deserves big bucks on Patreon.

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

      Breadline Bernie is finding it hard to run with one foot in the grave.

      (He’s still in the Cardiac Ward)

      Brh

  28. Reality Check 1 October 4, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

    Poor Trumpists are floundering. Just read this piece of “journalism”. The whistleblower “may not” exist; the classification “may not” apply; does the name Obama ring a bell?; a fiction that “could” be made up by Schiff.

    This piece of shit article is based on nothing more than unsubstantiated speculation and fantasy.

    Trump is fucked and anyone who supports him is a stooge.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

      Reality check?

      How about delirium of a gray gelding on a moonless night?

    • draupnir October 4, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

      Unsubstantiated as this irregular impeachment threat, which is falling apart as we watch? It has no hope of going anywhere. It’s an act of political theater and an act of desperation. Trump is raising money like crazy and mocking them on twitter. He’s goaded them into such fury they have lost all caution and common sense.

    • capt spaulding October 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

      The key word is “may”, which leads every article where people are guessing. Just like news stories saying something like “Smearing bat shit on your face “may” help reduce acne for teenagers. “Might”, or “could,” would also fit in there.

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

      66 million stooges, whew!!!

  29. FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

    And by the way, as far as I know, she’s worth north of 3 trillion dollars == Finca

    To prove it you have to do a serious forensic bookkeeping analysis of the Vanguard Group – original distributor of the pornographic movie “Deep Throat” – and the main beneficiary and coordinator of moving most of US industry to China.

  30. Luhrenloup October 4, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

    We’re rooting for you, Orange Man, KICK ASS!

  31. BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

    Well, first hard frost predicted for tonight, about a week early.

    Typically first frost Oct 13-14.

    How dare you?

    HOW DARE YOU????

    BRH

    • benr October 4, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

      A week ago San Diego nights went from mid 70’s as a low and bam like someone flipped a switch it was suddenly in the mid 50’s all week!

  32. fineline October 4, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    there seems to be a consensus that everything in the GPS steele dossier is all false and a bunch of made up lies. But what has actually been disprove? Nothing has. Some dates and names and places have been corroborated, so it may be likely at least part of it is true.

    I have a hard time exonerating someone who claims transparency, but wont show his tax returns, who fights every subpoena and mutes all of his staffers, a someone who claims he had a convenient case of bone spurs, but does not have an xray, one that was supposed to have been done by a doctor in NYC who was a tenant of Fred Trump, of a gut who claims he is a genius, bit has no IQ test to show, a guy who claims he was an excellent student but will not release his grades, omeone who believes that as long as he can convince someone that something is true, then it must be, but that seems to be the thrust of this column for quite some time.

    Why doesnt he just release his tax returns and if he is so inocent, we can have this all cleared up by this weekend.

    And Schiff was not making anything up in the analysis of Trumps conversation with Zelensky. It was an accurate rendition of the available info that was released by the White House.
    But it should be noted that the pace of the conversation was highly abnormal. Trump phone calls ususlly proceed at a pace of between 110 and 135 words a minute, but in this one if you are to believe it is the full conversation, then it was only 65 words per minute.

    But you have your constitutional right to believe whatever you want and you can believe it is the truth,also. Makes no difference in the
    Free World if it is true or false or if you are right or wrong

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

      Did you not read last week’s blog? We have a Treaty with Urkaine to fight just such corruption, signed by no less than your Bubba Clinton. So you wrong, bigly.

    • Luhrenloup October 4, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

      Why doesn’t he release his tax returns? Because he doesn’t want to. Get it? Putin is right — the age of liberalism is over. And this prison they try to shove people into, the PC world where folks like you stand judgment and will not exonerate a person who doesn’t do your bidding, is no longer accepted.

    • draupnir October 4, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

      You seem to forget. To paraphrase Michael Moore, Trump is the big, fat, orange middle finger we deplorables sent to DC to trouble the councils of the small and foolish. His job performance thus far has been beyond expectations in that regard. The Democrats are so discombobulated that the center cannot hold. They are running about in disarray, and seem to have splintered into component parts. They’ll probably be unable to bring the disparate parts together long enough to actually nominate a candidate with even a vague hope of uniting the party. If they nominate someone with an actual change of getting elected, the splinter groups will refuse to support the candidate and will throw their votes to the Green Party or some such, as many Bernie supporters did with Hillary. Bernie could maybe pull it off, but he’s as unacceptable to the DNC, and their masters, as he is to Republicans and will never get the nomination. I suspect he’s running again for the big payoff at the end.

      Draining the swamp goes on apace, though slowly. It’s more tenacious then I would have believed.

      Like the Democrats with Bill Clinton, we know the weakness and failings of the man we sent and don’t care.

  33. smoothtom October 4, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

    Holy fuck, Jim, you’re off your rocker. I guess now that your peak-oil alarmism from the early 2000s proved to be bullshit, and your criticism of the way we arrange our built spaces has gone from insightful and charmingly curmudgeonly to full-blown angry and oppositional, you now feel you need to take the side of a petty authoriarian who is destroying norms and doing his best to take down democracy.

    Open your eyes, Jim.

    • benr October 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

      Holy cow you have it exactly backwards!
      The demoncrats are trying to curtail liberty and freedom!
      They fight for open borders, gun grabs, curtailing freedom of speech, endless tax increases, and free give aways to illegal aliens they are not the party of any American. How on earth does anyone still support the far left FREAK SHOW communist party of the DNC?

    • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

      Uh, please open your eyes.

      How much were you paying for gas in the 70’s, then the 00’s and now today?

      Supply and demand works in the oil market. And extrapolation says we will pay more ten years from now.

      JHK book said that significant changes with happen to oil by the end of the century, I think you could bet on it, and much sooner.

      • Majella October 5, 2019 at 5:38 am #

        For real?

        usinflationcalculator.com/gasoline-prices-adjusted-for-inflation/

        inflationdata.com/articles/inflation-adjusted-prices/inflation-adjusted-gasoline-prices/

        Gas, adjusted for inflation (the only meaningful measure);
        1931 – $2.65
        1972 – $2.04
        1998 – $1.48
        2005 – $2.54
        2017 – $2.47

        • benr October 5, 2019 at 9:58 am #

          California gas is over $4 a gallon and rising 10 cents a day on average!
          Communism in action!

          • capt spaulding October 5, 2019 at 10:21 am #

            Sounds like pure Capitalism to me.

          • elysianfield October 5, 2019 at 11:57 am #

            “Communism in action!”

            Captain,
            Depends upon which end of it you are on….

          • Majella October 5, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

            Benr:
            ‘California gas is over $4 a gallon and rising 10 cents a day on Average’

            For real? At that rate it’ll be $7 by Halloween, $10 by Thanksgiving and $13 by Christmas!

            Can’t see it, benr.

          • benr October 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

            @majella

            Its now $4.35 down the street up from $4 dollars.

            No it won’t be $7 or $11 but it may well reach $5.
            I know you don’t get it but everything is based on the price of gas and oil.
            EVERYTHING bought or sold requires gas and diesel at some point to move it or create it.

  34. pokercat October 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

    Wah Wah Wah

    The milk was spelt and now the person cleaning it up is actually the person that did the spilling

    Wah Wah Wah

    JHK should stick to writing fiction stories and allow the reporting to adults. He is becoming very boring and sounding like a spoiled teen.

    • tucsonspur October 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      Fold your hand!

    • benr October 4, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

      Exit stage left then or better yet write something better….well we know you can’t so there is that.

  35. FincaInTheMountains October 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

    Naturally, the most interesting thing in the whole Watergate story is the sudden appearance in the editorial office of the newspaper Washington Post of the Agent “Deep Throat”, which informed the editor-in-chief of the Washington Post Ben Bradlee about the installation of listening equipment by unknown persons at the Watergate Hotel.

    In this regard, I decided to refresh my memory about all the circumstances of the appearance of the pornographic film “Deep Throat” on the market, from which Ben Bradlee borrowed the nickname of his agent, whom, apparently, he knew well in that capacity too.

    And I suddenly discovered that any mention of the main distributor of this film, then suddenly impoverished “Vanguard Films”, completely disappeared from the corresponding Wikipedia article.

    I asked perplexed questions of a friend of mine, who in turn twisted his fingers around my temple and asked: “Don’t you not know what the Vanguard Group is? Why would they care about such mentions in Wikipedia?!”

    And indeed it will be very funny if it turns out that Deep Throat is now worth $3 trillion dollars, and the invincible Hillary Clinton knows from personal experience how much white spots on Monica Lewinsky’s dress are, although it’s really surprising if we already know for sure that Deep Throat worth at least two US presidencies.

  36. tucsonspur October 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

    Wonderful Jim, absolutely wonderful. I saw headlines this morning like, ‘Trump allies escape to Italy amidst impeachment drama’, as if they were war criminals about to be executed. Deep State, Deep Spin.

    Schiff sinks even lower than the whale shit I at one time mentioned. “He’s lower than whale shit buried beneath the sand at the bottom of the Marianna Trench.”

    Some this and that:

    Black Tennessee linebacker says , “where I’m from, we shoot at cops.”

    At AOC town hall, woman says we have to eat babies to help with climate change.

    White House demands House vote on impeachment.

    Lowest unemployment rate since 1969, 3.5%. Gas was about $.35 cents a gallon, a decent home for 15Gs. Have we reached the NAIRU?

    Then the Fed:

    yahoo.com/news/ny-fed-extend-operations-pump-money-markets-nov-181502121.html

  37. Tate October 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

    It figures. One of the Antifa scum who harassed an elderly woman using a walker was a Syrian intruder:

    summit.news/2019/10/02/masked-antifa-radical-who-harassed-elderly-lady-is-a-syrian-migrant/

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

      Holy Sh#t

      That’s one ugly broad!

      Brh

    • Janos Skorenzy October 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

      Note his long hair. Trying to pass himself off as an Indian at “Mohawk College”. What his major – Tomahawking?

      • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 5:59 pm #

        What do you mean ‘his’

        Ala Soufi is a man’s name?

        Brh

        • Yukon Tom October 4, 2019 at 10:54 pm #

          It’s hard to tell these days what with 57 flavours of gender out there.

    • benr October 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

      I would be in jail the hospital or the morgue if I had been witness to that plain and simple well one of us would have been in at least one fo those options.
      How do people sit back and watch assholes do terrible things to other people especially kids and the elderly?

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 5:42 am #

      Actual ‘fake news’…

      • benr October 5, 2019 at 9:59 am #

        No actual event not staged.

      • Nightowl October 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

        Andy Ngo is a triple threat in the NPC world. Asian, gay, and reports facts.

        A clear white supremacist.

  38. tucsonspur October 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm #

    FOSSIL FOOLS

    Dinocars, Triceratrucks, and Pteroplanes
    Guzzling from the Black Lagoons
    Draining, draining them down
    ‘Till the last teaspoon.

    Dead Life energy
    Lying in wait
    Moving civilization forward
    To a zero oil state.

  39. toktomi October 4, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

    Meanwhile, the great wheel of industrialized human society has ratcheted ahead one more tooth towards the end of the world as we know it with hardly a passing glance from the distracted masses, complacent in their acceptance of their premature dismissal as a breathing organism.

    This behavior reminds me of a bull on crack in the nursery of a maternity ward.

    ~toktomi~

  40. Pucker October 4, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

    Hunter Biden gets $50,000 bucks a month from Ukraine while his dad, Joe Biden, is responsible for doling out US aid to Ukraine. Quid Pro “Mother Fuck’n” Quo…. That’s Ghetto Latin….

    “Trump should be held accountable for his corruption for trying to hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable for their corruption.”

    There must be a term used to describe this kind of logic and thinking? I guess that it makes sense?

    If not, let’s invent a new term to describe it. Biden + Trump =. “Bump”? Like a Pimple? “Zit”? “Pop that Zit!”

    Do you remember the TV evangelical preacher, Jimmy Swaggart? Ole Jimmy Swaggart would preach on Sunday’s, crying, ranting and Speaking in Tongues about Sin and Lust, and then in the evenings, he’d get dressed up in a jogging suit with a sweat band on his head and then jog over to a cheap, short time motel by the highway to have raw sex (sodomy) with cheap hookers. I wonder whatever happened to ‘Old Jimmy Swaggart”? He probably ran off to the Caribbean, like that other TV preacher who was running that church scam humanitarian project in Haiti? Who was that “Geezer”? “Reverend Tilson”? I can’t remember.

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 5:47 am #

      Nope. Like all shameless hypocritical grifters, he’s still at it. Just google him …!

      • benr October 5, 2019 at 10:00 am #

        Yes plugs biden is still running his grift!
        For once you are correct.

        • Majella October 5, 2019 at 7:43 pm #

          Swaggart…

          • benr October 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

            My answer is more fun and even more correct.

  41. Pucker October 4, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

    Does your psychiatrist still prescribe beer drinking and sodomy with strange women that you pick up at bars as a way to deal with problems at work and at home?

    Free Bill Cosby!

    • toktomi October 4, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

      @Pucker

      Mine does every time we meet for drinks, but she’s a bit odd, I must say.

      ~toktomi~

      • Pucker October 4, 2019 at 9:35 pm #

        Do you remember the 1970’s “Harold Head” comic book story about the Mad Scientist who invented a formula to evolve himself into just a Brain (no body) that could project an image of itself into the minds of people in whatever form it chose? Rather than using its amazing Super Intelligence and Super Powers for “Good”, it did a Joe Biden/ Bill Clinton/ Trump to pick up women at bars for casual sex and sodomy. The Brain would project into the target woman’s mind the image of a handsome, rich, successful alpha male. The Brains fatal flaw was that at the moment of ejaculation the Brain’s projected image would drop and the woman would scream upon seeing just a giant hideous brain hovering above her. Of course, the Brain gets addicted to the sex until one day the Brain is screwing a women who is packing a loaded .38 caliber revolver. Upon dropping his load thereby revealing the giant Brain, the woman rather than recoiling in horror, pulls her piece and shoots the Brain. But rather than killing the Brain, the Brain recovers and is badly brain damaged. The comic ends with the Brain (which now projects an image resembling Bernie Sanders or Old Joe Biden) picking up Skanks in bars.

  42. Pucker October 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

    Do you remember the sound that it makes when you pop the cap off of an ice-cold Budweiser beer bottle as you sit down to watch a college football game? Bruce Lee was so tough that he could pop the cap off of an ice-cold “Bud” with just his thumb…. Sylvester Stallone couldn’t do that. ROCKY is Such-A-Pussy….

  43. You don’t get rid of your truck after the water pump gets a little blockage.

    You get it fixed and keep on trucking, am I right?

    Sanders 2020

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

      How dare you?

      HOW DARE YOU?

      You’ve stolen my future. You’ve stolen all our futures.

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 5:53 am #

      Keep on truckin’ was R Crumb, but R. Holmes of Harold Head fame had a real affinity with his style… and I remember that story! Oh, my, but the drug culture of the ‘70s was something else, huh?

  44. BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 7:35 pm #

    Good News!

    Breadline Bernie is being released from the hospital. Yes, it was a heart attack. What’s needed now is r+r, not some pitiless political campaign. That sh#t takes its toll, what with the grueling travel, a hectic schedule, irregular meals and interrupted sleep pattern. Even a younger man could be crushed by that, never mind somebody pushing 80. The worse thing that could happen now is if Breadline, outlining some grandiose crazy scheme like bringing criminal charges against coal and oil companies for Climate Crimes, waving his arms around, eyes crazy, hair wild on his head, looking like some unhinged 21st century Trotsky, has another heart attack in the middle of it, in front of 20,000 people, and kicks the bucket right there on the goddam stage. Then it will be campaign terminated real quick, leaving the little people bewildered and lost.

    Brh

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

      Breadline Bernie and Joe Biden could end up in the same rest home, Shady Acres, reminiscing, remembering the halcyon days of 1970, when they levitated the Pentagon in Washington with Allen Ginsburg and 100,000 activists, thus ending a war.

      20 year old Jamaican attendant: Sure you did, Mr Sanders. Lifted that Pentagon right off the ground. Now take your medication (gives him a handful of pills)

      “Damned right. We ended the war and chased Nixon right out of Washington”, shouts Joe, before nodding off in his chair.

      Brh

    • benr October 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

      Please dear God not wishing ill on old Bernie but if I never hear that dunce talk again it will be to soon.
      Bernard the commie has cooked his own goose.

      • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 8:36 pm #

        Bent

        I have gone through the same procedure as Bernie when I was 53. It will take him awhile to recuperate, and if he puts himself back into the race too soon, the stress will kill him. I will guarantee you his docs are not encouraging him.

    • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

      Yup!

  45. So…. it looks like the world’s cooked up another National Socialism disaster except now they are a major trade “partner” with nuclear weapons.

    Anybody that thinks the NSA doesn’t know best must have some other solace.

    I have The New York Times. $3

  46. benr October 4, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

    Well folks it appears Nancy Pelosi has a son in trouble in Ukraine!
    Imagine that it brings into sharp focus exactly why she is frantic to shut down The Donald!
    Paul Pelosi trial coming soon going to the hoosegow straight to the slammer!

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

      Holy Shiff, Ukraine, graveyard of American pols!

      Why Ukraine? Tim Snyder, in his book ‘Bloodlands’, classifies Ukraine as the main psychotic historical killing ground .between east and west Europe, one of those geographical flashpoints like Yugoslavia or the eastern edge of the Med. It’s also the place it seems where connected Americans go to make a sh#tload of money, and not all of it above board.

      Brh

      • JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

        Or Afghanistan

      • AKlein October 4, 2019 at 10:44 pm #

        Why Ukraine? To quote George Costanza playing a board game in a Seinfeld episode, ” Ukraine is weak!” International politics derived from a sitcom. Why not? Is not the current political reality stranger than fiction?

  47. JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 8:47 pm #

    Wondered why the Dems running all the human cesspool cities and states choose to ignore the homeless fiasco in their midst.

    It dawned on me:

    1. To declare an emergency, they have to acknowledge their liberal system does not work, this will never happen.

    2. Even worse, the Dems are trying to tear down the US for their globalist buddies and allowing the homeless to accumulate in the cities is just another step in that direction. Notice we never hear what percentage of the West Coast problem is illegal immigrants or people displaced by illegals when the governments support the illegals at the expense of American citizens.

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 6:00 am #

      JohnAZ;
      ‘ people displaced by illegals when the governments support the illegals at the expense of American citizens.’

      Would you please, just ONCE, support your inane & insane conspiracy-theory assertions with some facts?

      • benr October 5, 2019 at 10:11 am #

        Majella.
        Fact housing in San Diego and the west coast has a severe shortage.
        Can you accept that FACT?
        Next even moderate estimates say California has 1-4 million illegal aliens.
        Do the math!
        Hell the stupid DMV admitted it had issued 800,000 drivers licenses to illegal aliens in the first year it started the motor voter program 2014 which by the way automatically signs illegal aliens up to vote!
        They MUST uncheck the box for voting now how many of them do you think did that?
        They even admitted they were not ready for the program but did it anyway!
        I posted exact details on this site during tht time frame but the truth has been scrubbed at least from a google search.
        I find it really sad you balk at the truth.

        You say your not a Democrat but you seem to support all their destructive policies.

        • Majella October 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

          No, THIS insanity:
          ‘the Dems are trying to tear down the US for their globalist buddies and allowing the homeless to accumulate in the cities is just another step in that direction’

          • benr October 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

            Can you cite any otyher coherent reason why Democrat controlled cities have such a terrible homeless problem?
            Can you cite why they want unfettered illegal immigration?
            The crime in Democrat controlled cities is staggering!

  48. JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 9:02 pm #

    Just read a report that said Iran’s cyber hacking group has hacked into the 2020 election data bases already, along with Russia and who knows who else.

    Remember Mueller’s job was to find out if Russia et al invaded our election process in 2016. How come 2018 was not investigated?

    I know how to fix the problem if solution is paramount.

    Social media to stop any post with candidates’ names in them.

    Paper ballots, get rid of the computers any where in the process. Any computer portal is subject to hacking.

    • sprawlcapital October 4, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

      Paper ballots, get rid of the computers . . .

      Unfortunately, the groupthink that runs our lives assumes that if a task can be performed by computers, then it must be performed by computers. “You can’t go back,” the groupthink people will say when confronted with a common-sense proposal, like paper ballots.

  49. JohnAZ October 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm #

    Oops. 5 hours ago. OAN news

    Nancy Pelosi’s son coming under investigation for guess what, working in a job in a gas company in the Ukraine that dear old mom got for him.

    Here is the rub. Everyone in power positions in the US was making deals with Russia, China, and Ukraine prior to 2016. The seal on all the deals, keeping them under the table was the election of HRC. None of what has happened since would have happened if she had been elected, no Russiagate, no Ukraine hatchet job, no Jeffrey Epstein, no Wall to stop the evil influx at the border. The corrosion of the US under Liberal control would have just continued.

    Oops, she lost! The HRC security blanket went with her. The Libs have put up a smoke screen for three years to block what is about to move into the light. They will do anything to block what is about to happen, what ever it may entail. If Trump gets re elected, he will take the corroded Deep State and hopefully destroy it. His job is not done until then.

    I hope that Trump, Barr, Durham are under tight security to protect them from our intelligence agencies.

    • BackRowHeckler October 4, 2019 at 10:49 pm #

      Onset of a wicked cold winter 6 months long.

    • Exscotticus October 4, 2019 at 11:13 pm #

      BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi’s Son Was Exec At Gas Company That Did Business In Ukraine

      Can’t wait for the impeachment to start. Trump’s lawyers will have every legal right to question Biden, his son, Pelosi, her son, and those other Dem legislators who threatened Ukraine—all under oath and in front of the American public.

      The aftermath may indeed be that the coup attempt moves on to the Senate, where Trump has overwhelming support. But the damage to Biden, Pelosi, et. al. will be devasting.

      • wpa_ccc October 5, 2019 at 12:55 am #

        “Trump’s lawyers will have every legal right to question Biden, his son, Pelosi, her son, and those other Dem legislators” –Exscotticus

        Republican legislators were right there… it was a bipartisan effort. It wasn’t just Biden who wanted reform in the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office. Republican senators did, too. In 2016 Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with several Democratic senators, called for Ukraine’s then-president to “press ahead with urgent reforms to the Prosecutor General’s office and judiciary.”

        So, yes let’s have Trump’s lawyers ask away. And if we are going to go after Pelosi’s family or Biden’s family, then I guess Trump’s family and Pence’s involvement is also fair game. Also fair game is how much the Trump and Pence families have enriched themselves from foreign government involvement. Those are impeachable offenses for both Trump and Pence according to Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution that restricts members of the government from receiving gifts or emoluments from foreign states. Trump and Pence’s corruption is well-documented.

        I agree, Exscotticus, that would make an interesting line of questioning. Bring it on!

        • Exscotticus October 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

          >>> It wasn’t just Biden who wanted reform in the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office. Republican senators did, too.

          The question isn’t: Who wanted reform? The question is: Who’s children had significant business dealings in the Ukraine while policy was being planned and implemented? Because that’s a conflict of interest and likely violates 18 U.S. Code §?208.

          So far, the Dems appear to have dirty hands all over Ukraine. But—yes—let’s clear the swamp regardless of party.

          As for emoluments…

          Appeals court dismisses emoluments clause case against Trump involving Washington hotel

          For Dems to impeach Trump on something that’s already been adjudicated would constitute double jeopardy and a violation of Trump’s rights. SCOTUS would almost certainly get involved.

      • Majella October 5, 2019 at 6:08 am #

        Hmmm…great news for you Trumpistas, but I’ll wait till this story actually gets out of the nutjob conspiracy-theory ‘media’ like OANN.com, Redstate.com, Wayne Dupree.com, libertyunyeilding.com & the unimpeachable nationalfile.com.

        Think I’ll take a snack’ sad ice and splurge $3 on the NYT.

        • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 10:24 am #

          Hmmm, Majella sounds like you are going to run off and read your nutjob media. Face it, you can name all all you want, childishnas that is, but there are two sides to the debate going on in the country and nut job applies to both dependent on which side you are on.

          And just because Majella says it does not make it so!

          • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 10:25 am #

            And the NYT.

          • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 10:25 am #

            A proven time after time liar.

          • Nightowl October 5, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

            Don’t take the bait. Just ask him to back his next nutbar rant with concrete evidence.

  50. Whats everyone’s predictions for October, November, December… Armageddon?

    • elysianfield October 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

      “Whats everyone’s predictions for October,”

      SnakPak,
      Well, almost every major perturbation in our economy has occurred late September/October…go figure.

  51. Pucker October 4, 2019 at 11:20 pm #

    A determined Admiral Nelson in dress uniform with a patch over one eye, metal hook arm, and a wooden peg leg, on the eve of the Battle of Trafalgar. About to execute a daring move to ram his ships through the line of Spanish and French ships, Admiral Nelson orders the fateful colors hoisted to his ship’s mast that read: “England expects that you will do your duty.”

    “The British pound has lost 17-18% against the dollar and the euro since the UK’s vote on EU membership in June 2016. With just weeks to go before Britain’s deadline to leave the EU on Oct. 31, the terms of the UK’s departure, and possible ramifications for its economy, are still unclear. “

  52. Yukon Tom October 4, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

    Great post this week Mr. Kunstler. And the hits just kept on coming in the comment section. Perhaps Trump is God, as in “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad”. He sure seems to be driving the Dems bat shit crazy.

    Canadian politics have nothing on you, but we try. We have a Prime Minister who in his days as a drama teacher dressed up with black/brown face, which paled in comparison with a wanna be Prime Minister of the opposition (Andrew Scheer) who is a dual citizen (US), who at first denied it (how stupid is that, as he would have filed tax returns), couldn’t remember if he was registered with the Selective Service System (military draft), then was reminded he was. He was also speaker of the House of Commons for a time, representing the tie breaking vote if necessary. The US embassy had their man in Ottawa some would say right where they needed him. Yes we are the banana republic of the north with Fort Drum ready and willing to keep it that way some say.

    Will the witch hunt turn on the family of President Trump or that off limits? Nothing seems off limits these days.

  53. Pucker October 5, 2019 at 12:01 am #

    When Xi Jinping came to power he confronted a situation in which Jiang Zemin’s “Shanghai Gang” via Zhou Yongkang had taken control of the police and other “judicial organs” in China which were responsible for investigating corruption and malfeasance. Not to be thwarted, Xi Jinping simply created a new investigative organ (the Central Discipline Inspection Commission) and staffed it with Xi’s people, particularly Wang Qishan. Trump presumably doesn’t have the option of creating a new organ to do an end run around the apparently corrupt FBI, C..IA and Deep State, so he has to appeal to foreign governments to investigate these people? This seems to have the Swamp scared-shitless?

    • Pucker October 5, 2019 at 12:24 am #

      “That’s a Conspiracy Theory!”

  54. Pucker October 5, 2019 at 1:08 am #

    Francis Bavier (aka “Aunt Bee”) was “Hot” when she was young and before she was abducted by Aliens from Outer space who performed sexual and invasive experiments on her. Andy and Barnie never believed her abduction recollections, and Opie used to steal money out of her purse.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=CpioDa-xHbw

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 6:14 am #

      Thanks for the memory!

      • Pucker October 5, 2019 at 7:34 am #

        Spock had prostate issues. Once when Spock’s half-human sister was going through a nasty divorce from her abusive Vulcan husband, Spock’s 12 year old nephew came to stay with Spock. The kid stole money from Spock’s wallet. Eventually, Spock had to send the kid back in the Shuttle craft. The kid was always riding his skate board around the Enterprise.

        • Pucker October 5, 2019 at 7:36 am #

          The kid looked just like Beto.

  55. wpa_ccc October 5, 2019 at 1:17 am #

    “It’s hard to tell these days what with 57 flavours of gender out there.” –Yukon Tom

    Actually, there are only six major genders. Bathrooms around here are welcoming and gender-neutral.

    customsigns.com/media/catalog/product/r/e/restroom_228_2.png

  56. wpa_ccc October 5, 2019 at 1:24 am #

    Hoo boy, now we have second intelligence official with direct first-hand knowledge regarding Trump’s dealings with Ukraine who is considering filing a whistleblower complaint. Trump will not be able to play the “hearsay” card anymore.

    Trump has written 801 tweets recently. Writing so many tweets is actually cutting into his golf time. Me thinks Trump is rattled by Nancy’s resolve. Tick tock, Mr. President.

    Since Pence is splattered with corruption and just as impeachable as Trump, the next in succession means we could have a President Nancy Pelosi soon.

    • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 6:18 am #

      There isn’t going to be any vote for impeachment, or orders for impeachment, or anything resembling official impeachment, Little Jane. All there will be is subpoenas and hearings from now until next election day, to give the appearance that official impeachment is imminent, right around the corner. The whole thing seems to be a piece of theater.

      Brh

  57. tucsonspur October 5, 2019 at 2:25 am #

    Doesn’t Pelosi look kind of top heavy in those dresses at times, like she might just topple over and do a face plant? Maybe she has done so too often in the past and that explains her.

    • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 6:22 am #

      How many facelifts, how much botox?

      Lots of skin piled up underneath the wig ontop of that head, and enough botox to supply NKorea with significant chemical weapons capabilities.

      Brh

  58. tucsonspur October 5, 2019 at 2:29 am #

    Feeling hungry?

    yahoo.com/news/got-start-eating-babies-ocasio-082106016.html

    • tucsonspur October 5, 2019 at 2:35 am #

      Great job with that T-shirt. And how about AOC? I thought I heard some men shouting, “knock her up, knock her up!”

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 6:21 am #

      That woman is either crazy (probably) or a troll sent there by the nutjob right.

    • Majella October 5, 2019 at 6:28 am #

      AOC was superbly calm & controlled when confronting a clearly very ill, deluded and confused person. I’d love to see President Cheeto handle that situation -it’d be comedy gold.

  59. SoftStarLight October 5, 2019 at 4:24 am #

    If I didn’t know any better I would think that people like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler are intentionally sowing division and rancor for the sheer purpose of destruction. And excitable flying monkeys like Nancy Pelosi (Marrano ?) are eager to participate in more ways than one of course. This would obviously never have anything to do with a certain set of someones who seem to move from nation to nation devouring, destroying, and draining the life force before moving on to the next prey. Its too late for the Donald. The vipers are literally in his house and thus he worries and dotes more for Tel Aviv than Tallahassee. After all, Tel Aviv has its wall, and Tallahassee has no wall and must welcome more newcomers than ever before.

    • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 10:38 am #

      You are right on.

      I imagine the Democratic committee this morning after the jobs report yesterday.

      What are we going to do, this country just refuses to listen to our BS and go into a recession. We have pulled all our strings on Wall Street and the Deep State and all those Deplorables just keep creating jobs and getting people off government support. How are we going to get our power back if Trump just keeps demonstrating that capitalism works at all levels?

      I wonder how many times in history internal politics have intentionally destroyed countries. Too many I am afraid.

      If you care about the future of America, and your own future, do not even get close to the Democratic Party. They are toxic.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 5, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

        Still shilling for the Republican Party at the 11th hour? Shame.

      • SoftStarLight October 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

        Yes John, the Democrat party, particularly the leadership has not a concern for the welfare of the white working and middle classes. But neither does the Republican leadership. Can’t you see? If they cared about Us they would not be so literally eager and more than ready to resettle millions of browns and blacks into our country. All they care about is maximizing their profits and the Democrats want to maximize their theft and fleecing of whites to totally destroy Us as a distinct people. So whatever their differences they answer to the same masters.

  60. FincaInTheMountains October 5, 2019 at 4:57 am #

    New York Rumors

    Following the impeachment (overthrow) of Trump, the Republican candidate will be Pence with Vice President Mitt Romney, and the Democratic candidate will be Elizabeth Warren with Vice President Hillary Clinton.

    And this rumor looks like a leak by Warren, who was already made an offer, she can’t refuse, although she really wants to, as she understands that she will not live long as president.

  61. SoftStarLight October 5, 2019 at 5:06 am #

    I often wonder why so many Christians are so hard core for Israel and the “Chosen People”. A people who literally hate Christ. It would be a good idea for these misled Christians (most) to familiarize themselves with the Talmud. Then they would understand that for instance, according to the Talmud, Gentiles are nothing more than animals. That its permissible to kill and steal from Gentiles without penalty. That even the best of the Gentiles should all be killed. That subterfuge and entrapment should be deployed against Gentiles. That Jesus is in hell being boiled in hot excrement. And that Mary was a harlot.

    • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 6:50 am #

      I don’t think there’s much anti Christian sentiment coming out of Israel, SSL. I really haven’t heard of any. Certainly Christian groups are welcome inside the country as Pilgrims and visitors to different Christian sites in the Holy Land, and are protected as much as possible. Maybe if you look hard enough you can find some, but you can find anti Christian coming from the Vatican right now too.

      Brh

      • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        BRH

        Men find all kinds of ways to hate each other. It is being human.

        They do not even need excuses, no logic, no reasoning, they instinctively just hate one another.

        One takes a position, some one else will play Devil’s advocate.

        Unanimous agreement about anything never happens, ever.

      • Janos Skorenzy October 5, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

        Evangelical Christian Zionists are always welcome. High level ones get to tour Israeli Military Sites – a much valued prize, such is their cuckery.

        Orthodox Jews are supposed to spit when they pass by a Church or a Priest. This hasn’t changed and priests in Israel notice it. Some get enthusiastic and spit on the priests – and that’s not cool.

        • Robert White October 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

          Spitting on priests is cool if they are the right priests to spit on.

          RW

      • SoftStarLight October 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

        Brh, do you think Israel’s brutality towards the Palestinians is limited to Muslims? Their equally mean to Palestinian Christians. Not all Jews. Exceptions to rules always of course. But the tendency just can’t be denied. Now American Christian visitors? Why bite the hand that feeds you? Why openly insult those willing to give you their treasure and blood because they believe you are the naturally appointed aristocracy?

    • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 11:01 am #

      SSL

      Have you heard of the rapture crowd? They are the Christian folks that believe the end times are here and are waiting for the Rapture, the removal of pure souls, to occur. One of the requirements is for the third Temple to be raised on Temple Mount in Jerusalem. So they are giving lots of support to Israel, financially and otherwise and generally support the Zionist movement.

      IMHO, God’s first attempt to intercede with humanity, the creation of Israel as the introducer of God, was and is a bust. Instead of interfacing with humanity and spreading the Word, the Jews have enclaved themselves through history and practiced typical ethnocentrism. Boy, nothing worse than telling a group of humans that they are God’s chosen and better than anyone else.

      God, IMHO again, realized his first covenant did not work, and sent number two

      Jesus Christ!

      • Tate October 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

        You’re Rapture, right?

        • Janos Skorenzy October 5, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

          John has a “In case of Rapture, this car will be driverless” sticker on his car.

          If he’s not Rapture, he might as well be. I can’t imagine why he isn’t.

          • messianicdruid October 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

            The “ rapture “ teaching is itself anti-christian. It teaches that we should sit on our hands and wait while those who commit iniquity [ law-less-ness 1John 3:4 ] do whatever they want, until the planet is so screwed-up by their world-system that even God couldn’t fix it – and is simply forced to destroy the whole thang.

            Dispensationalism is Darbyism, IOW – a doctrine and commandment of men.

            gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/the-struggle-for-the-birthright/chapter-15-gogs-invasion…

      • SoftStarLight October 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

        I humbly disagree John. Perhaps a lesson was to be learned from the failures of Israel? People of all types have a problem apparently learning the lessons displayed by history. Thus the covenant can be assumed by a new and holier nation. But sorry, the ethnocentrism of the Jews is an admirable quality. If only Whites like you would be convicted that our race means something. That’s why they will lord over you. Didn’t you understand the lesson of Babel? God made distinct races. The races are supposed to love and maintain themselves within their boundaries. But so many simply don’t want to accept and embrace that which is handed to them.

  62. Urinthe Village October 5, 2019 at 11:12 am #

    I have a suggestion our host: He should establish “term limits” or “number of comments from the same poster” limits. I’ve followed this blog for quite a while, and have noticed each week there are the same crew of 7 or 8 commenters making the same redundant points and calling each other increasingly obscene names and sounding more and more like grade school playground debaters:

    “Is so!”
    “Is not!”
    “Is so!
    “Why don’t you fuck off?”
    “Why don’t YOU fuck off?”
    “No, YOU fuck off! Trump is a dick!”
    “Is not!”
    “Is so, fuckwad!”
    etc, etc.

    Any valid points any of these regulars have or had were made long ago. Lock them out of the comments section so we don’t have to wade through the litter to find any actual insights.

    • Urinthe Village October 5, 2019 at 11:13 am #

      Pardone. “..suggestion for our host”

      • malthuss October 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

        Long ago, one Qsthick actually counted the numbers
        in one thread, for each commenter or frequent commenter..

        • benr October 6, 2019 at 10:35 am #

          So he fancies himself Sheldon from the big bang theory?

    • elysianfield October 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

      ” Lock them out of the comments section so we don’t have to wade through the litter to find any actual insights.”

      Urine,
      Whey stop with banishment? Let’s kill them….

      • elysianfield October 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

        “Why”

      • Janos Skorenzy October 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

        A new poster appears, one “Urinate in the Village” and suggests sweeping changes, a coup for all intents and purposes.

        How dare he!

  63. progress4what October 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    Wow. My login still works. Hello to all. JHK, your thinking and writing is absolutely on the mark.

    I find myself hanging out on different corners of the internet these days, but try to visit here once or twice a week.

    I have learned a lot, here.
    I need to make a contribution to that Patreon account.

    ———————————————-
    BTW, all of this immigration is taking the US to a horrible future.
    ———————————————–
    Just so you old timers will know it’s really me.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 5, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

      Hey Prog. Have you at least now accepted, at the 11th hour, the basics of White Nationalism? Now that they are leashing up the dogs to hunt us down?

      We were right about everything. And everyone else has been wrong when they disparaged our vision. Not just you, but almost everyone.

      How are you? Did you vote for Trump? I did but with trepidation, and my worst fears have been realized. He’s a Zionist and and to extent he cares about America at all, merely a Civic Nationalist like you used to be and probably still are.

      What will it take to change your heart? The destruction of Stone Mountain? Or Hispanic workers killing a young girl in your rural county like they did Molly in Iowa? Or are the Hispanic criminal bum did to Kate In San Francisco?

    • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

      Hey P2C nice to hear from Dixie, hope you are well, my friend.

      Now for Gods sake grab your musket and hurry down to Stone Mountain before the anti world thugs raising lefty hell in the Southland blow it up, like the Taliban blew up historical Buddhist monuments in Afghanistan, and radical muzzies tore down centuries old statues in timbuktu. Time is short, evil is on the move, you heritage is being shredded.

      Marlin

      • malthuss October 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm #

        St Patricks Cathedral…official story–an accident. Turn the gov
        media story around. do a 180.

        • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 8:20 pm #

          Speaking of Cathrdrals, one is reminded of Notre Dame in Paris.

          Many churches are burning down in France, but no Mosques. Its a strange phenonema.

          The man who went on a stabbing spree inside the Paris police station was a distinguished club member, an immigrant from Martinique who had converted to Islam 18 months ago, a trusted coworker and friend. Surprise!! What a scene that must have been, ha! Don’t worry Frenchies, a terror investigation is being launched, eveything is under control. Get this: my wife called today from Cannes, in the South of France, and aked me if I’d heard anything about a disturbance in Paris. They’d heard a rumor, that’s all. So much for the vaunted western ‘Free Press”. Looks like the French have the same lying obfuscating, mendacious POS media as we have here.

          brh

          • GreenAlba October 6, 2019 at 6:33 am #

            brh

            Again, my wish to stay out of it is frustrated by a fibber.

            There’s a pattern here – something bad happens and it’s not enough to denounce it, but somehow necessary to go up a level and announce to the gullible that the local news media aren’t covering it.

            We’ve had it with the English grooming gangs (Janos), the retractions of black on white accusations (elysianfield) and now you with the Paris attacks. And this on the basis that your family members hadn’t heard anything about it. Really. That’s the basis of your accusation – some family members on holiday, whose first languages are presumably English and Spanish, hadn’t read the papers or listened to the news.

            Now, I’m not going to do your homework for you, brh, because I’ve already done mine. Not that I needed to because I’m less gullible than you (and presumably some of your readers) and I’m more familiar with both French society and the French press. It’s easy for me to put in some key words and confirm, as I did, that that the story is all over the place in the French media. But you deserve some detention homework, so go figure the key words yourself, as I would if it was a language in which I wasn’t fluent. Google Translate is your friend, at least as far as the basic words go.

            I don’t get it. Or maybe I do. I mean the acts you’re concerned about are bad, so why isn’t that enough for you (not just you personally)? Why do you need to add on your fake news agenda to discredit the press when it has done what it’s supposed to do? We all have gripes against the press, but it’s not OK to make yourself worse than them.

            Actually, brh, I will help you out – here you are:

            google.com/search?q=attaque+pr%C3%A9fecture+de+police+Paris&rlz=1C1AVNE_enGB615GB621&oq=at…..69i57j33l5.18715j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

            Will you retract your accusations courteously, like Elysianfield, or will you double down with the obfuscations, like Janos? I wonder.

          • benr October 6, 2019 at 10:31 am #

            @ga

            Do you deny that Muslims are not burning down churches and destroying ancient sites that offend them?
            What actually is your argument because to say it is not happening is a complete lie!
            This shit is going on all over the place so why is it beyond the realm of possibility it is not happening in Merry Old England and France?
            Simply putting your fingers in your ears, closing you eyes and screaming la la la is not going to change that fact Muslims don’t value other peoples cultures or religions and some of them will even do destructive things or lie to further the cause of ISLAM.

          • Janos Skorenzy October 6, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

            Yes, just as Augustus was a “subtle tyrant” (Gibbon), GA is a subtle dummy, using other people’s excesses to hide her own, even from herself. This is common among Leftists who create a matrix of exceptions in order to hide the Norm by sheer quantity. And then they make a negative meme of “whataboutism” to prevent any questions. Or she knows what she’s doing and she’s “just” evil.

          • GreenAlba October 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

            benr

            Please read my post about the stabbing attack in the Préfecture de Police, which is by a long shot the main part of brh’s post, and let me know if there’s anything in it that’s inaccurate.

            Thanks.

          • GreenAlba October 6, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

            More drivel from the bufonid. Don’t waste my time.

          • GreenAlba October 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

            benr

            Here’s an article for you discussing the arson attacks and other defamatory actions against churches and religious relics. There’s a lot of anti-Catholic sentiment in France, but you seem to be make a heck of a lot of assumptions, which doesn’t surprise me at all.

            Have a read. Then a think. You don’t appear to know as much about French society as you think you do.

            thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/445159-tweeting-wont-solve-frances-deeper-church-fire-problem-prime…

            Only a small number of French church arson attacks have been shown to have any connection with Muslim extremists. There are about 45,000 churches, BTW – mostly no longer used regularly for mass – compared to 2,300 mosques.

            There are all sorts of people in France who seriously don’t like the Catholic Church.

            BTW I found references to two arson attacks on UK churches, but no Muslim connection.

            A list of anti-Muslim attacks (including on mosques) may be found here:

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Islamophobic_incidents#United_Kingdom

            There’s a mosque (not a fancy one) round the corner from my home. When the shutters are down it’s covered from top to bottom with graffiti. There are also churches all over the place near where I live and there’s not a mark on any of them. I presume the clientèle of the mosque gave up cleaning off the graffiti years ago – it’s been there are least as long as I have (2002).

          • GreenAlba October 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

            Not that I had any wish to comment on the issue at all, other than to put brh right about his bizarre notion that someone could carry out a knife attack in the Préfecture de Police in Paris and it wouldn’t be covered in the French newspapers. Seriously. Use your brains. And your search engine.

          • Majella October 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

            And Janos once again exercises his awesome powers of propaganda by generalization:

            “[Make an inaccurate, possibly absurd, assertion about a post or poster]. This is common among Leftists who…[insert complaint here]”

            Still playing the same single string on th grievance violin, Janos.

  64. wpa_ccc October 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    “All there will be is subpoenas and hearings from now until next election day, to give the appearance that official impeachment is imminent, right around the corner. The whole thing seems to be a piece of theater.” —brh

    Friend brh, your crystal ball must be a newer version. My crystal ball says the House will vote to impeach by Christmas. Want to make a friendly bet for an Indian motorcycle, a Ford F-150, a Colt pistol, a Winchester rifle, a musket, or something you don’t already have, whatever?

    • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

      Little Jane, I don’t have an Indian, but my grandfather did. Not sure whatever happened to that thing. Christmas is 11 weeks from now; by that time the hearings and subpoenas will have wrapped up and Congress will have been well into their holiday break. Hearings and subpoenas will start up again when Congress convenes in January. Futher investigations of the Pelosi and Biden family’s corruption in Ukraine will reveal just how rotten, craven and greedy those families are, and, on second thought, impeachment proceedings against the president will cease, or a vote will be taken, and quietly ended. But most likely it will be ‘impeachment’ hearings and subpoenas for the rest of Trumps term, with the impeachment vote happening next week, or next month, but never actually taking place. When you really think about one wonders why the Dems are wasting their time with these investigations in the first place, why not just take the transcripts of the previous 3 years, scratch out Russia’, and pencil in ‘Ukraine’. Its the same goddam hoax all over again.

      Brh

      • Majella October 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm #

        Still waiting for these Pelosi accusations to be seen anywhere but conspiracy nutjob websites…

    • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

      If you are right, so be it.

      It will take McConnell 24 hours to kill it in the Senate.

      • Majella October 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm #

        Yes – his modus operandi – block, obfuscate, kiss Trump’s ass…

  65. Tate October 5, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

    Hair Hysteria
    by Steve Sailer
    @ Takimag
    October 02, 2019

    Last week, the prestige press decided that it was National News that a 12-year-old black girl in the D.C. suburbs had come home with some of her rather unflattering dreadlocks cut off. When her grandmother asked what had happened to her hair, the tween refused to answer. But later she told Grandma that it wasn’t her fault her hair was cut because, see, three white boys in her class, you know, had held her down on the school playground, called her hair “nappy,” and pulled out scissors.

    Granted, this story sounds to you and me like something Jussie Smollett, Tawana Brawley, Crystal Mangum, Jackie Coakley, and Tribal Elder Nathan Phillips would concoct while getting high together on nitrous oxide from whipped cream cans.
    After all, few white males younger than 79-year-old Don Imus use the word “nappy.” And do roving gangs of male juveniles actually carry scissors for impromptu hairstyling?

    But to the national news media, the little girl’s tall tale was exactly the kind of thing they imagine is happening everywhere…

    Therefore, this ludicrous hate hoax was seized upon by The Washington Post and The New York Times. The latter darkly noted about the girl’s private school:
    Immanuel Christian’s website…says that it does not accept gay students and that it requires employees to affirm that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

    That just proves that the Good People, such as blacks and gays and the rest of the Democrats’ Coalition of the Fringes, are all on the same side against the Bad People (i.e., straight white males).

    The fact that Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, is a part-time art teacher at this school was gleefully mentioned. Perhaps the thinking was that when Trump is impeached and convicted, and meanwhile the vice president has to resign over this Dreadlockgate, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would become president!

    But on Monday all the fun ended abruptly when the girl’s family issued a statement apologizing for her having made the whole hair hoax up.

    In the real world, of course, 12-year-old girls do silly stuff to their hair all the time, and then they sometimes make up implausible excuses for what happened to it…

    So it would hardly be surprising if a sixth-grade girl, or one of her friends, started trying to modify her hairdo, then discovered that cutting your own hair is typically not a good idea, especially in case, if I might speculate, your grandparents might have paid for an expensive dreadlocks weave.

    I don’t know that that is exactly what happened, but something like it was always far more plausible than the nonsense the media played up.

    You might think that national news organs would be aware enough to decide not to run with this trivial matter in case it blew up humiliatingly in their faces. But they are now beyond embarrassment.

    To understand why, you have to look into the evolution of extraordinary media delusions and the madness of elites…

    One of the funnier hallucinations is that white people older than first graders go around demanding to touch the hair of blacks, and that the victims are traumatized for life by it. Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father seems to have seeded this trope with his claim that “a redheaded girl asked to touch my hair…”

    The reigning Theory of Intersectionality was made up thirty years ago by a black woman law professor named Kimberlé Crenshaw (whose Twitter handle is @sandylocks in reference to how she colors her hair) to demand that black women like herself deserve to be more privileged than black men or white women (and, of course, white men).

    With Intersectionality ascending to an unquestionable dogma lately, the establishment press has come to believe that it is immensely important to find out what young women of color have on their minds. They must have come up with some incredibly great ideas during their 400 years of marginalization.
    So, the media have increasingly turned over their platforms to young women of color.

    And what messages do they have for us?

    After having read hundreds of their op-eds and the like over the past few years, I’ve discovered that the No. 1 topic young woman-of-color journalists want us to listen to them talk about is…their hair.

    They definitely have a lot to say about their hair.
    Why?

    Well, first of all, because they are young women. Looking nice is very important to young ladies and it takes up a lot of space in their brains.
    Second, due to the decline in prestige of white men, with their tiresome science and rationality, older ways of thinking are growing in influence. And hair plays an important role in Haitian voodoo and Southern hoodoo magic. A guide to voodoo explains:
    Using human hair and/or the finger nails of the intended love interest aids in the creation of a powerful love spell. With such objects voodoo dolls can be created to help one fall in love with another.

    Third, although we are constantly lectured that race does not exist, that race is a social construct rather than a biological fact, in truth, race is as visible as the hair on your head.

    Racial integration exposes black women to competition in the sexual marketplace with women from races with longer, silkier hair that tends to be more attractive to men.

    Why do men generally prefer longer hair on women? Whether or not women can naturally grow their hair longer than men on average seems to be a question in dispute. The only hair-growing experiment I’ve ever seen referenced found that women, on average, could grow hair twelve inches longer than men could before it started to fall out…

    Fourth, young woman-of-color journalists have been to college, where they are lectured that, as the late Michel Foucault is assumed to have proved, everything is a social construct. If you control the discourse, you have power, and if you have power, you will naturally want to control the discourse.

    Why not, then, use power to “change the conversation” to propagandize people into finding black women’s hair better-looking than that of their racial rivals?

    After all, the fashion-industrial complex is constantly socially engineering changes in what women think they need to look like. With enough power, woman-of-color journalists reason, we can change the discourse enough that men will truly feel that black women’s hair is best.

    Over the past few years, mighty efforts have been expended by the media to brainwash people into preferring black women’s looks. This crusade has done wonders for the careers of a handful of beautiful black models, actresses, and singers. But whether it has done black women as a whole much good is uncertain.

    In any case, the media will keep on trying, in accordance with Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism:
    The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

    Tate: We all have our crosses to bear. When I was growing up, I was made fun of because I was “too white.” I couldn’t tan to any great extent, just got a sunburn. Oh well, black sistern, focus pn your social skills.

    • malthuss October 5, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

      another hateful, lying nignog.

  66. Tate October 5, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

    The dusky-skinned vibrant imports in Sweden are having their way with the defenseless deracinated natives. A good standing arm-&-neck choke hold would have taken care of the problem as quickly as the attack itself unfolded. But the ‘manginas’ of Sweden are no longer taught to defend themselves. Like the eloi in the 1960s film “The Time Machine,” who are at the mercy of the cannibal subterranean Morlocks, they cannot even conceive of ganging up to defend their own, as the video makes plain. “Where are your buddies?” one of the attackers mockingly asks.

    Here’s the link to the video:

    samnytt.se/video-invandrargang-sparkar-och-slar-svensk-pojke-brutalt-i-skovde/

    • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

      You are just viewing the future of this country. The cartels and gangs are quickly taking over the cities of the country and as the Dems take over so do the cities. This country is turning into a shithole.

    • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2019 at 10:37 pm #

      Tate, you sure that ain’t Minnesota? Looks pretty similar to video from Minneapolis last week when whitey got the shit kicked out of him by 18 club members outside Twins stadium. No problem, just the boys blowing off a little steam and gettin’ their Reparations at street level, not waiting for the Dems to come thru. F#kk them, says Homey, I want mines now.

      Its hard to believe these Swedish ‘Men’ are descendants of Vikings.

      Sweden has a Feminine Foreign Policy. It looks like they have a feminine domestic policy too, one that says ‘Bend over Sven, here come Mustafa”. Yow!

      brh

      • SpeedyBB October 6, 2019 at 7:31 am #

        MinneSomalia.

        Thanks, Slick Willie.

        Oh, by the way, did it never occur to you that they’d be treated more in the style they were back home in East Africa had you arranged for them to be shipped instead to… Little Rock?

        No?

        Prefer to plant them in the stolid Norwegian / German farmer environment? Was it decided by some mandarin along the Beltway that they would benefit more from such an involuntary multicultural confrontation?

    • elysianfield October 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

      ” A good standing arm-&-neck choke hold would have taken care of the problem”

      youtube.com/watch?v=w49CfsN-aqo

    • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

      It looks like white morlocks might be the only whites who survive. There probably are no more native morlocks in a country like Sweden.

  67. Pucker October 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

    Spock’s 12 year old nephew who looks just like Beto rides his skateboard around the decks of the Enterprise making scuff marks on the floor and the walls of the ship. Spock’s nephew lectures the crew about their White Privilege. Spock’s nephew bumbs money from members of the crew who know that he’s Spock’s nephew, and steals money from Spock’s wallet.

  68. Pucker October 5, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

    Pete Buttigieg’s “Husband”, Chaz has a playlist of cheesy pop tunes that he listens to on the campaign circuit that includes Whitney Houston and Britney Spears. This together with his Harry Potter repertoire forms the basis of Chaz’s cultural level and knowledge of the World. Chaz refers to his playlist as “Buttijams”. True story…

  69. Robert White October 5, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

    BoJo’s hairball in Old Blighty pales in comparison with the political spam war that the Democrats & Republicans are about to engage in for 2020. The Duck’s impeachment will stand and Pelosi would not have launched impeachment if the Democrats would fail.

    Forcing America to recognize Trump’s inherent corruption is paramount. Flinging mud at the FBI & CIA is standard fare but the evidence is what prompted the impeachment proceedings.

    Anyone can indict a ham sandwich or tuna on rye but indictment of an American president takes a bit more finesse.

    Lock him up!!!

    RW

    • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 9:48 pm #

      Suggestion was made tonight that McConnell will make the impeachment dead on arrival in the Senate due to the level of corruption involved with it. Great idea!

      Let’s see. We dump Trump and elect Biden in 2020. Then look forward to another 4 years of investigation of Biden’s corruption.

      Sure am looking forward to that.

      Compare the two.

      Impeach Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate US corruption.

      Elect Biden then impeach him for getting his son foreign jobs and enriching the family with the help of his position as VP and folks in Ukraine and China.

      This is so ludicrous it would be funny if it wasn’t so deleterious to the country.

      Just imagine the world’s thinking about our wonderful political system right now. A circus of fools. Totalitarianism is looking better and better to the world.

      In the distance is the sound of George Soros chuckling.

      • Robert White October 5, 2019 at 10:28 pm #

        I’m a CANUCK, JohnAZ. Not that I am an anal sadist or anything but the USA Democrat & Republican showdown is here for 2020 and the Democrats ain’t facing impeachment, bro.

        The game is looking really good for the Democrats simply based upon the fact that everyone knows by now that Trump is a bigger crook than Nixon ever was. Heck, Elizabeth Warren would get your house in order better than the old bulls of yesteryear dying on the pulpit and skipping out on campaigning for Coronary Heart Bypass and all round old bastard embolism conundrums does not make for a viable leader.

        Why can’t we just tell old people to fuck off past the age of 65 due to health & longevity issues?

        Look at the US Congress filled to the brim with silver haired old folks nearing death and well past retirement years.

        I thought the silver haired geriatric generation like Sanders knew better than to have a stopover for a triple heart bypass on the campaign trail to the D.C. helm. All the candidates are too old except Warren.

        Vote Elizabeth Warren in 2020 the only one of the bunch not suffering Early Onset Dementia and capable of straightening out USA Finance at the macroeconomic level.

        RW

        • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

          I think you are right about age, we need more youngsters. However, kids are dumb so yes we need their enthusiasm but tempered by wisdom from the oldsters. We need both.

          • elysianfield October 6, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

            “I think you are right about age, we need more youngsters. However, kids are dumb so yes we need their enthusiasm but tempered by wisdom from the oldsters. We need both.”

            John,
            Problems? I can solve them…just make me
            King…trust me….

    • Nightowl October 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

      Right.

      From broad-based conspiracies like RussiaGate to embarassingly childish National Enquireresque hoaxes like Koigate, MLK-Bustgate, TwoScoops-gate, Wolffgate, and Crowdgate., there is one constant: not a shred of concrete evidence.

      Unless you have some?

      Bueller?

  70. wpa_ccc October 5, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

    “Just imagine the world’s thinking about our wonderful political system right now.” –JohnAZ

    We need to tax the rich at higher rates. U.S. economic growth was substantially higher during the period of high taxes.

    From 1950 to 1980, average annual growth in real (inflation-adjusted gross domestic product) was 3.9%, while from 1981 to 2018 the comparable number was 2.7%. We now have 40 years of evidence that Republican tax cuts have not worked and did not pay for themselves as promised. Trickle down was a giant lie that upped our debt.

    Elect Democrats, pay higher taxes, get guaranteed health and education for all, increase GDP, and eliminate the national debt.

    • JohnAZ October 5, 2019 at 11:15 pm #

      Uh!

      Pay higher taxes, great idea. Chase the rest of our manufacturers overseas, drive the elite capital holders overseas, there is not enough taxes available to finance your pipe dreams, taxing the economy lowers GDP, not raises it and eliminate the national debt, you are dreaming. If the Dems get in there, we are heading for the poor house.

      Your statistics of lower GDP is bogus too. Dems and GOPers split both of your ages. The real difference is the US was it after the war and for the next couple of decades, we made everything for the world. The world grew up and started making their own stuff. So our share declined, and GDP fell.

      Your economics are suspect! If your side wins over the next year, you can kiss this country’s economy bye-bye.

      • wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 12:18 am #

        “taxing the economy lowers GDP, not raises it” — JohnAZ

        The evidence is that since Reagan cut taxes on the rich economic growth has decreased. Here read it yourself, JohnAZ:

        Record debt and inequality gap? … 40 years of Republican tax cuts failed.

        Trickle-down failure: The cult-like Republican belief in tax cuts isn’t supported by results. It’s leading to an apocalypse of debt and inequality.

        usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/03/republican-tax-cuts-fail-record-debt-and-inequality-gap-column…

        • wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 12:51 am #

          JohnAZ, paying higher taxes is patriotic. Do you remember the last president to balance the budget was a Democrat? William Jefferson Clinton, Rhodes Scholar. If you believe in America you are willing to pay higher taxes. There is no free lunch.

          • benr October 6, 2019 at 10:24 am #

            Not because Bill wanted to but because he was forced to by Republicans of the time!
            You know that so why are you pretending Bill even really had a choice and by the way they raided Social security to even begin the farce of a balanced budget.

          • benr October 6, 2019 at 10:25 am #

            By the way paying higher taxes to fund the welfare state is foolish there is never enough money to pay for all the gimmee class that have been born or worse imported from elsewhere.
            Yours is a fools argument at best and a liars game at worst.

          • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 11:00 am #

            Boy oh boy.

            Talk about brainwashed.

            Higher taxes are patriotic and good. Since 2008, the Obama years showed very slow growth and then when Regs were loosened and the tax cuts were passed, the jobs market and the economy exploded. Your Democratic ideal of government dependence by the masses has hopefully been cut back a bit. The gimme group has been knocked down by 10 million folks who are now off food stamps. But if one wants government control of everything, one wants people to be dependent on the government.

            You are not patriotic by supporting taxes, you are parasitic on the productivity of the American people. You are anti-American.

            If you would do your homework, you would know that GDP growth is really tied into the cost of oil and other resources. It is also tied into technical developments, we grow like crazy when the PC is invented, then the shakeout happens and we depress, then the internet starts up and we explode again until the dot.com bust. Taxes have little to do with it.

            What a crock, taxes are patriotic. Having the government make all your decisions for you is a good thing. You Dems are smarter than everyone else and therefore should tell all those dumb people what to do.

            Unfortunately, the fact that nearly half this population have bought the line of BS you promote may support your position. It could be that due to too much immigration and indulged spoiled college brats the ability of the American voter to make good decisions is compromised.

            If you like higher taxes and socialistic control, Europe, China and Russia would be good places to relocate when Trump wins next fall. America will reject the poison of too much socialism.

            Hopefully!

          • BackRowHeckler October 6, 2019 at 11:05 am #

            “There is no free lunch” – Little Jane

            Yeah there is. The whole basis of Sanders and Warren’s campaigns is indeed everything will be free. Medical care, college, energy, housing, a big buffet, free, provided by Uncle Sucker.

            Brh

          • Exscotticus October 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm #

            >>> JohnAZ, paying higher taxes is patriotic.

            What Orwellian idiocy. Nothing is patriotic when it’s taken from the barrel of a gun.

            And nothing is stopping Dems from demonstrating their superior patriotism by giving ALL of their wealth to the state. GO FOR IT!

        • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 11:09 am #

          You Dems lost the election because the Rust Belt Union guys finally gave up on your BS. Also higher percentages of Blacks and Hispanics. Tax policy, especially capital gains and corporate taxes, of the Obama administration chased so many companies overseas that these working folks have become dependent on subsidies from the government.

          Aha, the real motivation, power and government control.

  71. capt spaulding October 6, 2019 at 11:53 am #

    The problem is that when we cut taxes and deregulated everything, we didn’t do it enough. That was the problem as well with the eight years we had under “W”. Republicans all understand that higher taxes and regulatory laws are a guaranteed trip to the poorhouse. Under Bush, we should have eliminated taxes , except for the military, and completely eliminated those pesky regulations that only serve to hold businesses down. That was the reason for our meltdown that time.

    Just think about how much worse it would have been if the Republicans hadn’t cut taxes as much as they did. It would have been a fiscal black hole. It’s only because of our good luck in having Republicans in charge of everything that we were able to survive. The irony there is that Obama got elected and took advantage of all the good things the Republicans had done, and took credit for coming out of the recession, which we were already starting to do.

    All I’m trying to say is that we should take a look at progressive countries like Somalia, where there are no taxes, and damn few regulations, and copy them. People need to get behind Trump, who is the guy with enough genius and foresight to lead us to a new prosperity.

    • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

      I know you are writing tongue in cheek.

      However, there is something to what you have said. A problem with all of the programs and economic plans and tax cuts and everything is that it takes two years to do anything with this government. Just about the time that the effects of any tax change starts, someone comes along and changes it back or makes it worse.

      WPA says that tax reductions do not cause revenue increases and therefore do not pay for themselves. How would we know? There has never been a change put into place that stayed around long enough to ascertain its effectiveness.

      The Laffer curve which says that taxation up to a point increases GDP but then above that point depresses GDP is the basis of Reaganomics. A theory which has never been proven because reduced taxes never stay around long enough. Even Reagan took away a large part of his 1982 tax cuts in 1986.

      Too many politics, not enough horse sense.

  72. Janos Skorenzy October 6, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

    washingtonexaminer.com/news/most-illegal-crossings-in-12-years-border-patrol-took-851-000-into-custo…

    Trump had one job. One job. One job. But this Joker blew it or threw it. Orange Man bad.

    The new Joker movie was created to encourage more young White Incel shootings. Why else would they do it? They don’t need the money since “they” create it out of thin aire.

    • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

      Janos

      Gimme a break.

      You blame Trump for not containing the border. Are you daft, man? He is building the Wall, very slowly but definitely progressing much to the angst of the real guilty party, the Dems and RINOs. Put your blame where it belongs, please.

      If there was not Deep State interference, do you think anything would stop Trump from building the Wall?

      Label the assholes for who they are!

      • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

        John please stop for a moment and think. What does Trump’s “wall” or fence mean when he is also committed to more legal immigration than we have ever had in history? He has signed the death warrant for the people responsible for putting him into office. More immigration = more conflict and pain.

        • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

          Illegal immigration is the problem. And the inability to stop it. That is the problem. If we stop legal immigration, there are mandatory jobs here that will not get done.

          Control the border is what I ask. Spend government assets into feeding the job creation hurricane that has been started by allowing in legal immigrants on visas where necessary.

          Until a stop is put on the border, illegals are the problem!

          • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

            Oh really. So you are more interested in spending money to bring in foreign workers than in training native born workers to do jobs you say are mandatory? Immigration is simply a replacement of the native population. You are coming out in full support. Thus you are not a patriot for the Real America. Your ok with population replacement as long as corporate profits continue to flow. Unbelievable!!!!

          • Nightowl October 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

            Indeed, John.

            This anti-immigration stuff is as ridiculous as open borders.

          • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

            Right. Obviously the death of the West and Whites has broad and sweeping support.

          • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

            SSL

            Okay, you tell me where the USA folks are to be trained to do the NECESSARY jobs. Why aren’t more American folks trained to be MDs or RNs. Why are so many MDs named Patel? Why are there so many unfilled jobs being talked about today? Gee, could it be a lousy education system promoted by Liberals, a lousy tertiary education system promoting liberal arts as the key to success?

            Necessary jobs are the ones that society requires to function. I do not know why there are not Whites standing in line to get those jobs. If an American citizen is in the waiting line, of course they should get it. But if there is no qualified person available, the employer is going to reach outside the US.

            I do not know how the visas are requested or filled, do you? Is Trump even involved in the process? Is it interior to the state department? Is it a product of the Deep State process that Trump is trying to kill? I do not know the answer to this.

            My point though remains. The problem is illegal immigration and the asylum process that allows way too many people into our society with 73% going onto welfare. Unqualified overstayed visas are a big problem too. Both are a product of a Liberal Oriented Deep State that are very happy with things as they are.

            SSL, pay attention to the main objective here, to control the border, to keep out the people we do not want entering the country. Open borders are fatal,

            WPA later on is right, if things go as they are now, Whites are going to lose out. Get the liberals out of the education business and the open border business. Voting against Trump is the wrong direction, who do you suggest as an alternative?

        • Exscotticus October 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

          >>> when he is also committed to more legal immigration than we have ever had in history?

          What are you talking about? Trump has repeatedly reduced lawful immigration quotes, H-1B quotas and the like. Do you not recall when Trump pronounced that the USA is “full”? The Left went nuts as usual.

          • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

            Have you so quickly forgotten!?

            legalreader.com/trump-state-union-immigrants/

            You know we can’t afford even one more. You understand better than John and Nightowl. Once they’re here the battle is lost. They don’t and can’t be expected to assimilate into our customs and ways. And we don’t even encourage it in the first place.

          • Majella October 6, 2019 at 8:01 pm #

            Right. The hypocrisy of this Fool-In-Chief is just astounding.

            Like the Einstein Visa that got Melania in…? Then she ‘anchor-babied’ her parents in off that.

            bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43256318

          • Exscotticus October 7, 2019 at 9:59 am #

            Focus an actions—not words. For example…

            Trump denies entry of immigrants who cannot pay for healthcare

            The United States president on Friday issued a proclamation that bars legal immigrants who have no health coverage or cannot prove that they can bear their healthcare costs before entering the country.

            The proclamation is to come into effect Nov.3 onwards with the US election just 13 months away.

            Clearly, Trump is not opening the floodgates to immigration—lawful or otherwise.

    • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

      I wonder if it will suffer the same fate as The Hunt? Perhaps not if it is for the purpose you suggest.

      And think of that. The height of cruelty. Forcing people to expend their lives to make money so that they may live. When all the time you can simply print it at will.

      • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

        Remember that faith in the value of the money is key. Loss of faith is what causes economic problems

        Or collapse.

        • SoftStarLight October 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

          What, the collapse of a system that puts profits above everything including the Soul? Who can have faith in any of it now? Probably those that gain from its existence. Its putting our people at the precipice of extinction. Collapse would be brutal but we may have a chance to see a better day at some point. Extinction is final. But hey, at least foreigners can fill up those mandatory jobs!

          • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

            Again, do not just complain, let us hear some solutions.

          • elysianfield October 6, 2019 at 11:41 pm #

            let us hear some solutions.

            …Trust me….

  73. Billy Hill October 6, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

    Our esteemed DNC source opines:
    “The cult-like Republican belief in tax cuts isn’t supported by results. It’s leading to an apocalypse of debt and inequality.”

    Seems to me some years back WPA described the debt as an abstraction, implying that it is not something to be taken seriously, that it is tantamount to a figment of our imagination.

    At the time I was still in my Poor Richard’s Almanac phase of economic understanding and perforce took issue. But in the intervening years I have come to appreciate the “made-upness” of just about everything human (I am in a “Sapiens” phase of phenomenological analysis) and ask, with Martin Armstrong, “why do they even bother collecting taxes from us?” Seems to me as an experiment we could give everyone with a financial institution account $10,000 in digital currency (one humongous mouse click for mankind) with no strings attached.

    Poor Richard believes this will cause Krugman to crumble.
    I am no longer certain. Is the debt merely a proxy for the money supply?

    It is amusing, nevertheless, to observe WPA’s migration from the Krugman estate to the gloomy confines of late 18th century thrift.

    • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

      The debt is a “bank account” that the loaners contributed to over time to accumulate capital for their future. Those “ bond investors” are going to have a real surprise coming when they find out someone has spent all that capital on smoke and mirrors and there is nothing their to pay the debt.

      Macro and micro economics match concerning debt.

      When all those pension plans, IRAs, 401Ks and savings bonds folks come looking for their sustenance, they will be surprised to find out the politicians have spent it all buying votes.

      The national debt is the future failure of the world economy as the decline in US consumer demand will clobber the world. This process is underway, just watch the stock market.

      • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

        One of the most frustrating things is that with what has happened, you just feel like punching someone in the face. But then you figure out that it is you and millions of other voting folks that put these turkeys into place and that if anyone needs punched, it is us.

      • Billy Hill October 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

        “Macro and micro economics match concerning debt.”

        I’m no longer convinced. I think we can pretend, as if stage actors, ad infinitum — recognizing of course that there are guns and badges on the micro level and prodigious militaries on the macro level enforcing our belief systems.

        • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

          Micro debt and macro debt is the same, eventually the creditors want their money back. The Feds have nothing to offer in payment.

      • Billy Hill October 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

        “When all those pension plans, IRAs, 401Ks and savings bonds folks come looking for their sustenance, they will be surprised to find out the politicians have spent it all buying votes.”

        We hear a lot these days about the looming pension crisis. Especially in places like Chicago. OK — so what if instead of a “deficit” the money just magically appeared in the pension account?

        I can hear the roar already: Inflation, By God!

        What would be inflationary in those 60 and 70 somethings buying groceries, fixing their teeth, calling the plumber for that leaky toilet, maybe taking a trip or two? Seems to me the result would be stimulative — as in augmenting velocity of money.

        My estate lawyer used the term “magic words” which, when applied in the accepted fiction we call a legal document, will protect assets from taxation via a trust.

        Magic Words. If I fail to affix my signature to the legal document containing the magic words then I will forfeit money to the state, which has agents bearing arms and badges proclaiming their authority to assume possession of my stuff.

        All the world’s a stage, or at least an accounting fiction.

        • stelmosfire October 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

          “My estate lawyer” says. “Wow fella you must have some serious jing!”

          • Billy Hill October 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

            I am obliged to wear a disguise when I venture out.

          • stelmosfire October 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

            Billy Hill, what would your disguise be perhaps?. A rich prick with an “estate lawyer” masquerading as a common man?

          • Billy Hill October 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm #

            We lived beneath our means for about 30 years.

            Try it.

            Sorry my levity was lost on you. I have respected your point of view over the years I have been participating in the conversation on this site. And speaking of firefighters, I lived across the street from a Fire Captain who retired at about age 50 with munificent benefits of which I can only dream. I am approaching 70 and still working. Not to pay the rent exactly but because in the real world of relationship selling it is difficult to just pull the plug on the relationship.

            Whether the fact that I deferred gratification and have something to show for it makes me a prick is, well, in the eye of the beholder. It’s easy to jump to conclusions in the safe confines of your computer screen.

            But if, in fact, you deem me just a prick for living the way I have lived, well then sir a hearty FUCK YOU.

          • stelmosfire October 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

            Well Billy Hill , sorry to offend you. You low life name calling prick. Where I worked a Fire Captain can’t retire at 50 unless he wants to take 45 % which would be 45% of maybe 60 large. 27 G. max.You you must be in the free state of CA. Where the sky is always blue. I did 33 years and maxed out at 80% age 58. Blood and guts on the ambulance for 31 years. Picked up friends and relatives in a small city of 40 thousand but covered 45 miles of interstate wrecks. So Sir may I reply “FUCK YOU TOO”. Please walk the walk or STFO!

          • stelmosfire October 6, 2019 at 10:08 pm #

            Oopsie, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

        • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

          You are right about Trusts, the elites method of passing money from generation to generation without tax penalty.

          Legally.

          The Dems will have to kill the trust laws to get at a lot of the Elite capital in the US.

          • Majella October 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

            Wrong (again). Trusts are taxed, just like anything else.

            “Estates and trusts are taxed on the income they earn, just like everyone else. A deceased individual might have owned stocks, bonds, rental property, or other interest- and dividend-producing assets at the time of her death, and these assets become “owned” by her estate when she dies. Any income generated by them after her date of death must be reported by her trust or estate.”

            thebalance.com/2015-income-tax-brackets-estates-and-trusts-3504855

            Just saying it doesn’t make it so, JohnAZ.

          • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 9:08 pm #

            Yeah, income from the estate is taxed as it should be. The principal of the trust is protected from inheritance tax.

            Saying this is true. It still protects the wealth of each generation and will be a target for the blood sucking Dems.

  74. wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

    “Do you not recall when Trump pronounced that the USA is “full”? The Left went nuts as usual.” –Exscotticus

    Exscotticus, it doesn’t matter. White supremacists have lost the battle. Nothing can change the rise of immigrant power in the United States. AOC will be president in 10 years.

    Immigrants and their U.S.-born children now number approximately 89.4 million people, or 28 percent of the overall U.S. population, according to the 2018 Current Population Survey (CPS)

    All your lament about how many people are crossing the southern border is for naught. The deed is done. Those 89.4 million immigrants and their growing families are the future of America, not WASPs. Get over it..

    • Exscotticus October 6, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

      >>> Nothing can change the rise of immigrant power in the United States. AOC will be president in 10 years.

      Said Hillary Clinton—who lost. Says Warren—who will also lose.

      Your mistake is in imagining that all those hispanics are liberals, and believe in such liberal pastimes as perverting children with drag queen story hour. Trump did well with hispanics—better than Romney did in 2012. And this was with all the Dem and MSM TDS hysteria over what Trump would do if he won.

      Well it’s about four years later now and hispanics are doing quite well. And their choice is between the Trump they know, and the Warren who lied about her own ethnic identity.

      • capt spaulding October 6, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

        11 million illegal immigrants is only the beginning. Look at the birthrate in Mexico. Plenty more where they came from. Also compare it with the Hispanic birth rate here. The Mexicans and the rest of South America will conquer us, not with guns, but fecundity. That’s right, they won’t use guns, they’ll use their dicks, and out breed us. Nobody seems to understand that overpopulation will be the end of us. It exacerbates every single problem in the world. I had two kids, and went in & got snipped. My kids are gonna grow up in a much more crowded than I did, and the influx of illegals from all over the world is gonna make life just that much worse. Like most of the problems we face, however, people won’t deal with it until there’s no choice. Welcome to the world of Soylent Green, it’s a prophetic movie, you oughta watch it some time.

        • BackRowHeckler October 6, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

          “Soylent green is people”.

          A few months ago in Sweden, at yet another ‘Climate Change Conference’ a social scientist actually posited cannibalism as a remedy for global warming and overpopulation. So the idea is out there, waiting to be endorsed by some elite globalist lefty organization.

          Brh

        • stelmosfire October 6, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

          Hey Cap, good for you. I also had two kids. A boy and a girl. I got snipped and took 2 days off work. The Fire Chief, a devout Catholic fellow, docked me a weeks pay. He said it didn’t count. I took it to the Massachusetts State house and got my pay back. I can’t remember the bill no. but it is in the record somewhere.

  75. malthuss October 6, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

    GREEN ALBA

    There’s a lot of anti-Catholic sentiment in France,..but almost none from those asians?

    but you seem to be make a heck of a lot of assumptions, which doesn’t surprise me at all.
    /and you don’t twist us in yr wind?

    Only a small number of French church arson attacks have been shown to have any connection with Muslim [extremists.]
    /outrageous claims demand outrageous proof.

    There are about 45,000 churches, BTW – mostly no longer used regularly for mass – compared to 2,300 mosques.[2.3k too many mosques]

    There are all sorts of people in France who seriously don’t like the Catholic Church.
    Like the crowds at the burning cathedral?

    • GreenAlba October 6, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

      MALTHUSSSSSSS

      Don’t misquote me and expect a response.

      • malthuss October 6, 2019 at 10:40 pm #

        I didnt mis quote.
        sorry, not sorry.

  76. wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

    Taking a cue from Nixon Trump may resign to save face and avoid impeachment. Could that be an October surprise? It would not really that surprising if he resigns in the next three weeks, because we know Trump… and Trump definitely does not want the embarrassment of impeachment (even without trial and removal).

  77. wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

    Exscotticus: “Not on the call.”

    Second whistleblower: On the call and corroborating first whistle blower.

    Whistleblowers are patriots acting legally against wrongdoing, corruption, waste, abuse, fraud. Whistleblowers are acting to preserve our democracy.

    Whistleblowers are honoring their oath. The president is violating his oath. Trump is a president abusing the office he holds.

    Trump is a president who engaged in a corrupt QUID PRO QUO of aid for dirt. Trump is a president who held up $391 million of military aid Congress passed in a bipartisan manner to extort an ally to interfere with the 2020 election for the political benefit of Trump.

    When asked what corruption he was concerned about in Ukraine that did not involve a 2020 political opponent, Trump could not answer the question. Because he doesn’t give a shit about corruption. He is the most corrupt president we have ever had, from day one of his presidency.

    The evidence is incontrovertible and mounting each day. Trump will resign in disgrace… just like Sara Palin resigned in disgrace.

    Don’t hire a bankrupt-prone draft-dodging businessman to run your country, especially an uncouth one with no impulse control, no military experience and no political experience,

    • BackRowHeckler October 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

      In ’92 Clinton won with little more than 40% of the popular vote, and Lincoln barely had that in 1860. Little Jane, what does it matter?

      WPA-CCC, Krugman, Asoka, Janet et al. Why do you keep posting on this board under different names?

      Brh

    • capt spaulding October 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

      Your last sentence pretty much covers it all, wpa.

    • Exscotticus October 7, 2019 at 10:07 am #

      >>> Second whistleblower: On the call and corroborating first whistle blower.

      LOL. Except that the transcript has been released. And the first spy got the facts wrong. Did this second spy go to the IG before or after the transcript was released? Did this second spy have contact with Schiff’s office like the first? And then fail to mention it?

      Dude you’re having some kind of TDS panic attack. Trump isn’t going anywhere. He’s not going to resign. The only person who’s likely to reign is Schiff—from the investigation. He has no choice as he’s demonstrated clear bias and tainted himself and the chain of evidence.

  78. wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

    “Your mistake is in imagining that all those hispanics are liberals” –Exscotticus

    Your mistake is thinking Trump is a popular president.

    Trump is the only president in the history of the United States to never achieve over 50% popular approval in his first three years in office.

    Trump did not win the popular vote. Hillary won the popular vote by almost three million votes. If you add in the other vote for other candidates, Trump lost the popular vote by 10 million votes. It was only by the elite electoral college that he “won”

    Trump lost the 2018 midterms by a landslide and has done nothing to improve his image since 2018.

    Trump’s economy is heading into recession. Manufacturing is already in a recession. Farmers are rebelling. The famous indicator used to criticize Obama: Labor participation rate. It dropped to 66.4% in January 2007, just as the economic collapse began, and kept going. Now the country hovers at just below 63% as people have left the workforce. Which puts the lie to Trump’s “unemployment” figures.

    To your point: Dems don’t need 100% support from non-whites, as the election of 2018 proved. But with more than 50% white vote and more than 50% non-white vote, 2020 is a slam dunk for Democrats, especially since Trump will not be on the 2020 ticket if he resigns this month.

    • capt spaulding October 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

      In two of the last three elections, the minority was able to wreak it’s will over the majority of voters. Democracy in action huh? By the way, Trump and the boys better hurry up that next round of tax cuts and deregulation, cause I smell a recession.

    • Exscotticus October 7, 2019 at 10:11 am #

      >>> Your mistake is thinking Trump is a popular president.

      Your mistake is imagining that he’s not.

      I encounter pollsters from time to time. I don’t talk to them. So whatever conclusions they’re drawing from the data, they don’t include me or anyone like me.

      So go and believe your fake news polls just like in 2016—up until the very moment Trump’s re-elected. Then do the right thing and post a video of yourself screaming in agony. You’ll be famous!

  79. wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

    Trump has no lisance for his minkies or for his quid pro quo corrupt delay of $391 military aid. GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, candidate for the Republican nomination for president called Trump a “traitor” for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Trump’s 2020 election political opponents. Walsh said Trump should be impeached for asking other countries to “interfere in our election.”

    Trump has no lisance for his minky “AID FOR DIRT” QUID PRO QUO.

    • BackRowHeckler October 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

      You have to admit tho, whatever Trump may have done or said, the Biden’s were taking in some pretty substantial swag from their natgas deals in the Ukraine, $850,000 initial payout and $83,000 per month after that (not $50000 per month as originally thought). The whole operation seems to have been run out of John Kerry’s power yacht in Martha’s Vineyard, former yankee whaling port, now summer playground of the lefty elite. Many plots are hatched in the Vineyard to increase the wealth of Big Libs living there, using their high level political and business connections in DC and Manhattan. And here is the intersection of the Boston Mob, the Bulgers Winter Hill Gang, with America’s political elite. The focus is on Ukraine right now, but the big payday was in China, perhaps as much as $1.5 billion. How the hell else is Bulger’s kid, partner of the Kerry’s and the Bidens, gonna summer on the Vineyard?

      Brh

      • capt spaulding October 6, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

        In all fairness BRH, I imagine there was some hanky panky involved there, however let’s not forget that the the Trump children, or the Trumplings as I call them, are raking in some serious money while daddy is running the show.

  80. JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

    Is it not interesting that the DOJ has to go outside the US to get information on the corruption of the Deep State. It gives a good idea how totally inundated the government is with Deep Staters.

    And Dems, the DOJ is going to get you, sooner or later in 2020. In Finca language, the Black Project is going to get clobbered eventually and all the lying, cheating, colluding, murdering participants will get justice.

    • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

      And WPA, there is no Quid Pro Quo!

  81. JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

    Joe Walsh just called Trump a traitor to the US and the RINO said there is no way he would vote for him..

    This bring up a really great question.

    Trump is the sworn enemy of the Deep State, period.

    Trump is the enemy of the US according to Joe Walsh.

    Thus,

    Trump is the enemy of the US. Right?

    This is a question that every one has to answer.

    Is Trump the traitor to the US or is the Deep State?

    Is the goal here to give the Deep State license to take over the US. Is the US now a communist country in its heart?

    The real traitors are the RINOs that have stabbed the conservatives in the back trying to get at Trump, and for What?

    Mitt Romney, you are no. 1.

  82. wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

    “And WPA, there is no Quid Pro Quo!” –JohnAZ

    The White House call transcript said there was a QUID PRO QUO.

    In a quid pro quo agreement, one transfer is contingent upon a RECIPROCAL transfer. In Trump’s call to Ukraine Trump said that while the United States has been “very good” to Ukraine, he “wouldn’t say” that Ukraine has been “RECIPROCAL” to the United States. There’s nothing subtle about this statement. It’s plain that Trump wants something from Ukraine. QUID PRO QUO.

    Then, Zelensky responds with the key ask. He wants more Javelin missiles, an indispensable weapon system in Ukraine’s conflict with Russia. QUID. And what is Trump’s response? The next words out of his mouth are, “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.” PRO. Trump is asking for additional assistance to investigate Trump’s potential political opponent in the 2020 election. QUO.

    MILITARY AID FOR 2020 ELECTION DIRT

    QUID …. PRO … QUO

    • capt spaulding October 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

      Everything you have said makes sense, wpa, however you’re wasting your pixels because you are dealing with someone who has consciously adopted cognitive dissonance, as have others here. It’s why I don’t argue with people anymore.

      • wpa_ccc October 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

        Thank you, Capt. I accept your words as wisdom, fruit of your life experience. I even agree with you that arguing is a waste. Thank you.

    • JohnAZ October 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm #

      Remember Karl Volker? The former ambassador to Ukraine who told three committees of the House last week that there was no Quid Pro Quo. He was there.

    • benr October 6, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

      Tell me something…What “news: source do you view?
      It seems you only have one agenda to get Trump but ignore the wholesale refusal to obey the same laws from the Democrats.

      I get it Trump is unsavory and obnoxious but the entire DEMOCRAT party is worse.
      So where does one start to clean up the mess?
      Not with the sitting President but with the ones in office prior.
      The time is now Democrats deserve to be put on trial for all the crap they have attempted to pull.

    • Exscotticus October 7, 2019 at 10:31 am #

      There’s nothing more “quid pro quo” than what Biden claimed he said. And yet I don’t see a single complaint from you. That’s the very essence of TDS.

      Betting the farm on “do me a favor”? Good luck with that. Trump uses that expression often, in all kinds of contexts. He even uses it when talking with White House reporters. Funny how none of them ever imagined that Trump was bribing them, LOL!

  83. Q. Shtik October 6, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

    Welcome back Prog, long time no see, years actually. I’ve often wondered what became of you….. and why you disappeared.

  84. wpa_ccc October 7, 2019 at 9:49 am #

    “So where does one start to clean up the mess?
    Not with the sitting President but with the ones in office prior.” –benr

    And while we are looking back to 2016 our 2020 election will be attacked… like Turkey attacking our allies against ISIS while Trump continues to hunt for Hilary’s emails: Russia, if you’re listening (and want sanctions removed); Ukraine, if you’re listening (and want Javelin anti-tank weapons); China, if you’re listening (and want tariffs removed). It’s quid pro quo all over the world: perfect phone calls. So perfect they must be hidden on a classified server where no one can ever see them.

    • Exscotticus October 7, 2019 at 10:22 am #

      >>> while Trump continues to hunt for Hilary’s emails

      Hunt for them? They were everywhere! Heck they were even on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, next to his porn pics (not trying to infer any freaky connection there, but it is what it is).

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