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That was the week Hillary began to look like the candidate who fell off a truck wearing a Nixon mask. Email-gate is taking on the odor of Watergate — the main ingredient of which was not the dopey crime itself but the stonewalling around it. The State Department Inspector General’s report saying definitively, no, she was not “allowed” to use a private, unsecured email server validated Donald Trump’s juvenile name-calling of “Crooked Hillary.”

We may never hear the end of that now (if Trump is actually nominated). And, of course, there lurks the Godzilla-sized skeleton in her closet of the still-unreleased Goldman Sachs speech transcripts, the clamor over which is sure to grow. Meanwhile the specter of the California primary looms, a not inconceivable loss to Bernie Sanders. And onto the convention in Philly which I contend will be even more fractious and violent than the 1968 fiasco in Chicago.

I’ll say it again: Hillary is a horse that ain’t gonna finish. The Democrats better be prepared to haul Uncle Joe out of the closet, fluff up his transplanted hair, wax his dentures, give him a few Vitamin B-12 shots, and stick a harpoon in his fist for the autumn run against the White Whale (if Trump is actually nominated).

The Republican convention in Cleveland is apt to be as bloody and violent a spectacle too (if Trump is actually nominated), with Black Lives Matters cadres having already promised to put on a show for global television and their Latino counterparts marching with Mexican Flags and cute signs saying: Trump: Chingate tu madre, perhaps garnished with the sobriquet pendejo. In such a situation, Trump has enormous potential to make things worse with his childish snap-backs. Hubert Humphrey in 1968 at least had the good sense to keep his mouth shut about the moiling multitudes out on Michigan Avenue inveighing against him.

The Vietnam War was a grave debacle, and it especially pissed off the young men subject to being drafted to fight in it, but the woof and warp of American life was otherwise intact. Blue collar workers still pulled in high wages in the Big Three auto plants, and women had not yet declared war on men, and the airwaves weren’t pornified, and there were still people in government with moral authority who loudly opposed official policy. The sobering martyrdoms of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy sanctified the opposition to the status quo. Even Hubert Humphrey himself, a thoughtful man underneath his Rotarian clown mask, began to turn away from Lyndon Johnson’s war hawks.

Nixon won. He surely benefited most not so much from the war issue and the riots in the streets as from the mass defection of Southern states from the long-entrenched domination of the Democratic Party — directly due to Johnson’s dismantling of the old Jim Crow laws. As a personality, Nixon was as much a pendejo as Donald Trump, but no one doubted his ability to run the machinery of government, if not the way they wanted to run it.

One difference today is that the two supposedly leading candidates, Hillary and Trump, are broadly loathed and mocked by people of all ages, not just disaffected youth. Trump appears to actually know so little about the major problems the country faces — energy, trade, the animus of foreigners — that he would be literally helpless in crisis. Hillary would enter the White House more mistrusted than Tricky Dick, and more starkly wired into the parasitical elites draining the body politic of its precious bodily fluids — in the immortal words of Doctor Strangelove.

Though it appears that Trump has consolidated the delegate vote needed for nomination, something tells me that a move is yet afoot to knock the gold ring out of his grubby fingers. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is playing it very cagey and you can imagine that current party stalwarts and office-holders all over the land are wringing their hands over being asked to follow Trump into some dark night of the American soul. Paul Ryan must know that a coup at the convention is still conceivable and that the action inside the hall will be as violent as the street-fighting outside.

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339 Responses to “The Fat Lady Always Sings Twice”

  1. fodase May 30, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    nice to see jhk recognizing – albeit hesitatingly – Trump’s win of the repub nomination.

    makes you chuckle to see JHK still try to disparage him, though, as having grubby fingers.

    and Ryan is ‘playing it cagey’? HAHAHA, Ryan is just sitting wherever he sits, doing nothing as usual.

    JHK you give these fools way too much credit in the intelligence category, cuz that’s your stock in trade, intellectualism. your just as blinded as the rest of the experts, lol.

    We are going to thoroughly tongue-lash you folks after Mr. Trump takes the country in an historic landslide. You soundly deserve it.

    One thing this election cycle has clearly proven is that experts don’t know shit, jack shit.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2016 at 9:43 am #

      The question is whether the powers behind the throne feel secure enough to drop the pretense and wave their anti-democratic (small ‘d’) credentials in full view. Trump would never, ever be my candidate but by cracky, he has a clear mandate so far from voters.

    • Neon Vincent May 30, 2016 at 10:55 am #

      “We are going to thoroughly tongue-lash you folks after Mr. Trump takes the country in an historic landslide. You soundly deserve it.”

      A tounge-lashing would be within the range of normal and mild compared to what many think Trump and his followers are capable of, and given the tone of your comment, eager to dish out. Our host prophesied fascism coming to America under a “corn pone Hitler.” Instead, it’s likely to arrive with the election of a “Manhattan Mussolini” (apologies to Rudy Giuliani, the first to be called “the Mussolini of Manhattan”).

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

        You honor us with your trembling.

      • malthuss June 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

        Someone who lives in Atlanta and is a photographer, a few years ago started a photo series called “Forgotten Atlanta” documenting the run down, broken, destroyed, ruins that are left of some neighborhoods there.

        I was surprised by the quantity of places he found, and he told me that was just the tip of the iceberg.

        Here’s a link to some of his work if anyone’s interested.


    • Brabantian May 30, 2016 at 11:19 am #

      There are a lot of strange things in watching both mainstream & ‘alternative’ media re Trump & Clintons

      One strange thing is how the ‘mainstream’ is now in fairly full Hillary-bashing mode … it seems rather staged

      Another strange thing is how a large sector of ‘alternative’ media is pumping the ‘Trump as anti-establishment hero’ theme … when Trump is quite as establishment as the Clintons when you dig into it

      They even both have the same New York political lawyers … plus deep connections to neo-cons, to Israel … and to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

      But very strangely, media like ZeroHedge & all of Trump’s alt-media fanboys (Alex Jones, Jeff Rense, Wayne Madsen) … tho they are glad to talk about Bill Clinton visiting Epstein’s ‘orgy island’ via the ‘Lolita express’ private jet …

      None of them mention Trump’s connections to Epstein! Who was once Trump’s very close compadre, as Donald Trump himself said:

      “I’ve known Jeff [Epstein, paedophile procurer] for fifteen years. Terrific guy … He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side [ages 13-15!]. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
      – Donald Trump

      Are they perhaps going to ‘take down’ Trump 4 or 6 weeks after Hillary gets taken down?

    • shotho May 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

      I don’t believe Mr. K is holding himself to be an expert and you certainly don’t have to read him. He does tend to over-generalize, but so what? The alternative is to micro-manage the polls and endless transmutations of whatever the cognoscenti are babbling about today. Actually, I more or less agree with you that it might be worth it to give Trump a try, even though I expect it would turn out very, very badly.
      By the way, nothing wrong with intellectualism, if it’s built on thoughtful study and experience. Silly emotionalism is what’s getting us into trouble today.

      • Majella May 30, 2016 at 6:52 pm #


        It’s quite scary to find I’m thinking Trump would be the ‘least worst’ option if the choice is between that narcissistic fool and the cupidious, lying, ego-maniacal, war-mongerer Hillary (with Bill coming with the package!)

    • JimInFlorida May 30, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

      The short attention span of We Teh Sheep always comes through for The Establishment.

      Trump was NEVER the answer. He was merely the lesser of many evils and has survived to become The Savior by default. And the default represents ongoing imperial rot and legalized robbery by the Top 1%. If anybody is a Crypto-Establishment tool, it is Trump.

      As for Hillary Rodan Clintonista, better countries than ours would have lined her and Bill up against a wall and SHOT them long ago. Nicolai Ceausescu and his wife were executed for far lesser crimes against the people of Romania than what the Bush-Clinton Crime Syndicate has achieved against We Teh Sheep.

      The ONLY good thing that can be said about Trump is that he has openly taken up the grievances of We Teh Sheep and made them the centerpiece of his campaign. If a Yellow Dog somehow went from being a joke candidate to an ACTIVE SYMBOL of mass hatred against the Top 1%, then the Yellow Dog’s political utility is still a virtue because nobody else will carry the torch for the working class.

  2. Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    This should be an interesting convention season. The thought of watching the drama unfold live is almost tempting me to un-cut the cord and subscribe to cable again. I’ll have to remember to pick up popcorn. Enjoy your political process, friendly neighbours!

    • wpa_ccc May 30, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Get an indoor leaf antenna. Enjoy free OTA TV… zero dollars per month.

      • DrTomSchmidt May 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

        Cut off the pathological media elite. Kill your TV.

        • pequiste May 31, 2016 at 12:50 am #

          Now that’s a prescription I can believe in!

          Kicked the habit +20 years ago. After just a smidgen of withdrawal a revelation: there is much more to life than going into Alpha for hours on end with the sole function of being made into the “product.”

          Thanks Doc.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

        Yeah, tried that… Reception where I live is poor, even with an antenna amplifier.

        • JimInFlorida May 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

          Elrond, you need a proper roof antenna, high quality solid copper RG-6 coax cable, a grounding block and ground rod. The latter two greatly improve the signal to noise ratio by tying the outer conductor to ground.

          Go to antennapoint . com to find out which TV broadcast towers are near you and aim your roof antenna accordingly.

          • SnowieGeorgie May 31, 2016 at 10:05 am #

            I am sorta new here. I posted briefly for a while some years ago, when the comments universe was a far rowdier place. Then I lost my user account info due to a busy and complex life.

            Re-established my username just to thank you for this antenna advice. In the 1960s, I used to install roof-top antennas and rotors, amplifiers and the like. All pre-cable.

            I still have the skills, but I had put them into deep storage. I bought an indoor antenna from Radio Shack for clear crisp free digital broadcast TV last year, and got just a channel or two – – depending on time of day, weather, and how I jiggled the panel around on the wall.

            Based on ancient experience I think your advice is sound.

            I suspect that a roof-top antenna will be structurally different for digital than it was for the old 1960-s era broadcast channels. That is a small research project . .



    • abbybwood May 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

      Here is a little sample of what you have been “missing” on MSNBC related to the Inspector General’s recent report on Hillary Clinton’s email quagmire:


      My favorite part in one of the segments was when Chuck Todd blurted out, “If Hillary Clinton were to be nominated to be Attorney General today she would NEVER be confirmed.”

  3. AHtheHumanity May 30, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    Looks like Trump has rounded all the bases and headed for a home run. If the Democratic party can’t unify by getting focused on the ball so they can stop him…HilBill seems to be the only really unifying factor.
    Kids really don’t have that much influence in public life and the fact that Trump imitates their schoolyard behavior in order to grab their attention, won’t do much good in the captain’s seat.

  4. Poet May 30, 2016 at 11:00 am #

    Speaking of the Fat Lady singing twice, let us not forget to pay attention to whoever is chosen as the running mates of either Trump or Hillary.
    It is instructional to view the 1960 acceptance speech of JFK in LA for the occasional glances the TV camera gave to then Democratic luminaries such as Stuart Symington, Hubert Humphrey, Adlai Stevenson, and, alas, Lyndon Johnson.
    All of the above gave polite smiles and nods of acknowledgement when recognized by Kennedy for their support in spite of having opposed JFK for the nomination except for Johnson who looked like he had just swallowed a horse turd sandwich.
    A post election terrible tragedy striking down either The Donald or The Hillary is not beyond possibility. Then who will run the show? As a military veteran whose tour of service was during the Vietnam war (65-69), such accidents of history can be matters of life and death for many others.
    Another repeat of history, is the striking manner in which Bernie Sanders (whether you agree with him or not) has energized so many people of all ages throughout the US. I can remember all the way back to “I like Ike” politically speaking and I have not seen that kind of energy since Bobby Kennedy’s ’68 run.
    The reason is that Bernie has (whether he has the solutions or not) put his finger on some of the greatest problems facing the country today and has stayed focused on issues that are important to a large and mostly ignored portion of the US population.
    One more week until the end of the primaries and then it’s the build up to the conventions and all the networks begin to strike it rich with the clutter of political advertisements. You don’t think this has all been a cleverly contrived hoax to get people interested in an otherwise pointless political exercise do you?

    • Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

      You don’t think this has all been a cleverly contrived hoax to get people interested in an otherwise pointless political exercise do you?

      Definitely not. The system doesn’t operate by getting people energized and interested in participating; it operates by getting them discouraged and apathetic, reduced to spectators. At most, what it gets people energized about is fearing that the other side might win. On the Republican side especially, this has been accomplished by whipping people up over social issues that are irrelevant to what the powers-that-be actually want to accomplish. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders has succeeded as well as he has by pursuing the issues that the Democrats stopped actually pursuing in any meaningful way around the time Bill Clinton got elected.

      In short, what we’re seeing this cycle is what happens when old scams are no longer working. The dogs won’t eat the dog food.

  5. messianicdruid May 30, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    ” a cleverly contrived hoax” is the understatement of the week. If you are paying attention you are being played.

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  6. pennohio May 30, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I’m not much of a fortune teller and really don’t profess to be one. However, I feel it in my bones that, come November, Hillary will be elected by about 30% (maybe, less) of the registered voters. She will pick Elizabeth Warren as her vice-president and, so, we will have eight years of Clinton (she’ll be re-elected in 2020) and eight years of Warren.

    The “problems” that the “experts” say the United States has have been developing for about fifty years. I wish that I could live long enough to see how the United States evolves during the next sixteen years with our presidents being female, but I would be 92 and I don’t think I will last that long. However, one never knows!

    Those of us on this blog who wring our hands and shake our heads and wonder “how the hell did we get to this?” must remember that we are the ones that think. The vast majority of the people out there do not think. They are not worried. They are satisfied with the “status quo”.

    As I’ve said, I’m not a psychic, but I feel that the United States has reached “peak apathy”!

    • JimInFlorida May 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      To determine what a Hillary Administration would look like, we need go no further than Maggie Thatcher’s disastrous reign. Far from being the Iron Lady, Maggie was a stupid and cruel reactionary Tory who relished the destruction of all Working Class institutions. The alleged prosperity of Britain at that time is the same as what a robber would enjoy at the expense of his victims.

      President Hillary Rodan will amplify the harshest aspects of Reaganomics to new levels of tyranny. VP Elizabeth Warren will quietly manage the Senate on behalf of Hillary and her Z.O.G. goons. Bill will probably be appointed as a diplomat to France or Germany to keep him out of the spotlight.

      As for, “how the hell did we get to this?” you who refused to hear the Conspiracy Theorists of long ago have only yourselves to blame. Dig up any such material from decades ago and you’ll find they were RIGHT.

      • malthuss May 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

        Thatcher was an Open Borders ‘conservative’.

      • cbeard May 31, 2016 at 8:14 am #

        Thatcher and Ronnie Raygun were made for each other.

      • SteveO May 31, 2016 at 10:20 am #

        If you want to know what Hillary’s 3rd term as president will look like, just look at the last 2 administrations. She will war monger like Bush and pander to the financial industry like Obama.

        What no one is taking into account is the pending financial crash. Watching the housing market, it’s looking more and more like 2005 every day.

  7. pequiste May 30, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I’m so cornfuzed by your fine mixed literary allusion in the headline this fine morning JHK.

    You forgot by chance to include the long awaited entry into this silly season lull of the much vaunted Libertarian Party “alternative” in former GOP governors: Gary Johnson and William Weld. This would be considered an excellent pair to run a political jurisdiction along the lines of Mauritania.

    How so you ask?

    The Libertarian Party platform is similar to the Outback Steakhouse’s original motto – “No rules, just right.”

    That’s the kind of mentality that gave Washington and Wall Street, and by extension the corporate U.S.A , the gumption to fuck this country and much of the world with unbridled “free-market” (Hyper)Capitalism; “nation-building;” “”democracy;” IMF loans; mass migration of millions; more wars, Yzlamik fundamentalizm; and generally the New World (Dis)Order, the results of which are unfolding like the resurgence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis on the face of the Earth (bring more of those unvetted “migrants” from Africa and Dar al-Yzlam into Europe and North America for a nice selection of improved superbugs for which there are NO medicines.)

    Wishing all CFNers a solemn Memorial Day, one that should be observed with dignity to honor the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the the Nation.

    • outsider May 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      You should read up on libertarianism, pequiste. The libertarians are solidly anti-intervention and opposed to “nation building.” Indeed, they are the peaceniks of the Right.

      • Poet May 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

        My favorite definition of the Libertarian philosophy is: anarchy for rich people.
        Thanks but no thanks. I like the lines up and down my roads indicating who has the right of way, traffic lights, fire and police departments, water and sewer plants, and garbage collection.
        I do not want to end up like Detroit and Flint where private “emergency managers” screwed up bad situations and made them worse. Or Illinois where they haven’t had a state budget for the past year and are in danger of having to cut vital services because “private contractors” have not been paid for that long a time.

        • pequiste May 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

          Some very fine examples of the “privatize everything” philosophy.

          Just remember please that on the flip side of that coin that exponents and builders, of Statist structures also create clogged, rickety, incompetent, (and really expensive) failed from-the-get-go systems that are unable to handle the very situations they were designed to respond to. A great example is FEMA response to Hurricane Katrina (W’s friend and political appointee Bownie did a “heckuva job.” )


          • miasmo May 30, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

            Did you ever wonder how the same FEMA could be super competent in swing state Florida in 2004, an election year, and also perfectly competent during Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and Alabama, states with Republican governors, and yet somehow mind-blowingly incompetent in Louisiana, with a Democratic governor? The Occam’s Razor explanation is that sociopath, Karl Rove manipulated the responses to impact upcoming elections. I don’t think FEMA’s response in New Orleans had anything to do with the agency’s capabilities. They were held back from helping for five days. Do you really think that reporters could get there but FEMA couldn’t? It’s preposterous, which is exactly why no one could understand it.

          • outsider May 31, 2016 at 9:44 am #

            I think you all are comparing apples to oranges. My comment dealt only with the anti-war, anti-interventionist Libertarian foreign policy philosophy as best articulated by Rep. Ron Paul. I do not share his “hands off the economy” domestic policy ideas. It is far too simplistic to work in advanced technological societies that are shedding jobs right and left due to automation.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

          I’m from Windsor, Ontario originally and so I have had a fine view of Detroit’s troubles over the years. Since the great financial ker-plooie, some big disaster capitalists in southern Michigan have sniffed out new opportunities to profit at public expense. It’s the usual “public-private partnership” scam that lets them wrap themselves in a saintly cloak of public service to the poor, beleaguered city that pledges taxpayer money to shield them from any actual risk from their extractive activities. These include a couple of new stadiums downtown, as well as the M-1 Rail project to bring actual rapid transit back to Detroit (at least, to Woodward Avenue).

          The most audacious plan, though, wasn’t accomplished This would have ceded all of Belle Isle (a medium-sized island park in the Detroit River, connected to the city by bridge) to a consortium of billionaires to transform it into a libertarian paradise. Businesses located there would have been exempt from state labor or environmental laws, or basically any kind of regulation that attempted to protect the public from unwanted consequences of their activities. And it could still happen — they certainly won’t miss the opportunity to try again, if they get one.

        • hmuller May 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

          So it was Libertarians who misruled Detroit, Flint, Illinois, etc? You obviously don’t understand the difference between the Crony Capitalism of the 2 major parties and Libertarianism.

      • SteveO May 31, 2016 at 10:26 am #

        They are also opposed to the Federal Reserve bank, which is just as complicit in the coming financial crash as the crony capitalists the libertarians decry.

        I don’t support a lot of the Libertarian platform, but since they are on the ballot in all 50 states and I don’t find Johnson nearly as loathsome as Clinton or Trump, I may be voting Libertarian this year.

    • JimInFlorida May 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      The great tragedy of Memorial Day is that they died in vain. Whatever they believed in was not the Truth. They died for the banksters.

      At best, they died in believing they were doing it for a worthy cause. At some point, however, the fruits of their sacrifice turned out to be plastic and hollow decorations that are only brought out on days like this.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

        I read an interview with a guy into the sport of “wing walking”. As it sounds. He had lost his father, brother, and fiancé to this foolishness. But of course he intended to continue: to stop would be to dishonor his loved ones.

        Thus with war: every body put in the ground is a seed of future war. To stop and think would be to realize that it was all for naught and they died in vain. And that is unthinkable because it’s disloyal. We must continue to validate them and their loss. We must triumph, just as the guy losing at the table at Las Vegas has to keep playing to win his money back.

        Add to this psychology, the discipline of loyalty to higher ups and of not speaking your mind and you have the mentality of most veterans – one lost to rational discourse. They internalize these disciplines and carry them long past their tour of duty. Indeed it becomes part of the character and thus permanent.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

          Janos is correct. In fact, I don’t see anything in this post I would disagree with. This is JHK’s “psychology of previous investment” with a body count.

          “Only the dead have seen the end of war” is the counsel of despair. Better to apply this lesson: You don’t make peace with your friends, you make peace with your enemies.

      • pequiste May 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

        Of late (Vietnam until today) yes, I agree, in vain, and what is worse, they, American military personnel, are still killing and being killed in such “pacified” garden spots (festering Yzlamik shitholes) to include SYria, Iraq, Libya, and not the least our 15 year experiment in ” democratic nation-building” in Afghanistan. Yup, thanks to W. “Mission Accomplished” Bush – gag- & Barry Hussain Soetoro, such a Nobel Peace Prize recipient –vomit–exemplar.

        • miasmo May 30, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

          The last defensive war was 1812. In the interim, WWII was probably the only justified one. All others were, in the words of Major General Smedley Butler, “a racket.”

          • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 11:16 am #

            The only justified one was the “leave us alone” one when we separated from our oppressors. Can you hear the echos all over the planet?

  8. noel bodie May 30, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    With 20 some red states rolling back voter rights I got a bad feeling about November. The right has been trying to suppress the vote for years and may win the prez. By so doing. Remember SCOTUS is the prize for 2016 with more suppression in the wings.

    • DrTomSchmidt May 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      Remember SCOTUS is the prize for 2016 with more suppression in the wings.

      There is the problem. I’d vote for any candidate who proposed a Constitutional amendment creating a “Supreme” court composed of one judge from Every state, selected by the Governor and legislature thereof, to exercise control over a “Federal” government with not outside governor on its behavior.

      Letting the Supreme Court decide what is constitutional is a giant game of “Mother, May I?” With us all as the losers. Disrupt this.

      • Sticks-of-TNT June 3, 2016 at 1:19 am #

        I like your idea, Tom. Certainly worthy of debate. I do have reservations about opening-up the Constitutional amendment process. Afraid of it getting hijacked by the goofballs.

        Your thoughts on that aspect?


      • JimInFlorida June 3, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

        While we’re subduing the SCOTUS to more accountable political power, I’d like to see the 17th Amendment repealed and for the same reason.

        By putting the Senators up to direct vote, the States lost their voice in Washington and the individual’s power over the Senator is diluted to zero. It is impossible for a Senator to represent a cacophany of competing interests. Thus, the only voices he hears are Big Money, Big Business, and Israel.

        If the Senator answered directly to a State Governor and his administration, then you would see a Senate much more sensitive to the Vox Populi because, the Governor would have a direct line to him and the Governor’s popularity would rest on what is done in the Senate.

  9. patrickd May 30, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    I never believed in the warnings about civil war in the USA, but I do now. The financial elites draining the common person’s wealth is ticking the people off, and yeah, they’re gonna riot. Wait until the now-legal bail in takes place, when the TBTF banks seize depositors’ funds to cover their ponzi scheme losses.

    This election fiasco is just one part of the greater picture of this US empire unraveling. Citizens of the world are catching on to the fact that the US is the greatest terrorist nation on earth, using its military to obliterate the civic infrastructure of any country that doesn’t eagerly roll over for “US interests”. It’s a great shame for soldiers when they realize the roles they played in this criminal nation’s destruction of civilian populations in order to make the oligarchs richer.

    Other nations are now able to defend themselves against the US military and apparently are capable of destroying it.

    As the months pass, events in the world point out to me that Jim’s scenario in his World Made By Hand novels is actually quite possible, and perhaps even quite probable. His book The Long Emergency, published in 2005, is brilliant. His follow-up, Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation, published 2012, is likewise brilliant. The US really is falling apart, and its citizens really are clueless.

    I realized yesterday while watching a patriotic program honoring fallen veterans, that the songs being sung were for a fictitious nation, one that existed only in the minds of its people. The reality is that our nation is a criminal, rogue nation that violates the laws of the international community as well as the laws of human decency. It’s demise is in the best interests of everyone on the planet. It’s sad to live in such a country. It’s destruction from within and without, will be something I watch with a sober realization that it is a well-earned fate.

    • outsider May 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      Indeed, patrickd, the US war vets are killing themselves at the rate of 22/day. More veterans from US initiated Middle Eastern wars have died by suicide than those killed in battle. A guilty conscience can be impossible to live with. Happy Memorial Day.

    • dweebus May 30, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      A tiny bit of pushback, I agree with much you said, the US (under the Republicrats) is not a “terrorist nation”. “We” do not, as a rule of thumb, send out suicide bombers, nor leave IEDs lurking in markeplaces, nor try and bring down civilian airliners with assymetric options.

      Rather, the US is an Imperial state. Empire seeks to preserve its hegemony via an aglomeration of power (military, covert operations, and the machinations of high finance–the IMF, the World Bank, NAFTA, the TPP, etc.) Some of this is hinky-dinky (Nuland’s Urkrainian operations) , some is opaque and disguised as “discipline” (the Greek debt cris>s) and some is overt and brutal (Gulf War 2.0: shock and awe, or droning terrorists and innocent bystanders wherever they may lurk).
      Much is patently inept (Libya, Syria). The point is, you must tow the line.

      The terrorists may merely be the barbarians at the gate.

      Intl law is a fiction. The UN is totally dysfunctional. Nation states will act to further their interest, perceived or real, always. War is declared, when TPTB require it, regardless of UN sanction.

      Thinking that there is such a thing as Intl Law, laws are enforceable, requires us to live in Wonderland, to travel down the rabbit hole.

      • miasmo May 30, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

        What do you call a nation that recruits, arms, funds, and trains terrorists? “Terrorist nation” seems quite apt to me.

    • abbybwood May 30, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

      Interesting that the troops back Trump and Sanders:


      They can see what Hillary brought us with her vote in the Senate for the Iraq War. They can see what she brought the world when she spear-headed the NATO invasion of Libya and the assassination of Qaddafi: “We came, we saw, he died….ha, ha, ha, ha!!!”.

      They know she wants a “No Fly Zone” in Syria which will quickly usher in WW III with Russia.

      They know she put her sycophant Victoria Nuland in the center of Ukraine during that overthrow to “hand out cookies in Maidan Square” and that, if Commander in Chief, she will quickly move arms and troops into Ukraine to hit Russia on a different front.

      And with her promise for a “re-set” with Israel and Bibi and her promise to “obliterate” Iran if they look at her funny, there’s but one more front to engage Russia and murder thousands more innocents.

      Not to mention her support for the overthrow in Honduras and the support of a right-wing government there. War with Venezuela who would not get on its knees? Check.

      Hillary Rodham Clinton is an arch Neocon and will get us into a hot war with Russia probably leading to WW III quicker than you can say, “But the Clinton Foundation is being investigated under RICO statutes!”

      She doesn’t care about no stinkin’ LAWS!

      I honestly believe, (and I have been a Democrat since 1968) that Hillary Rodham Clinton as Commander in Chief would be FAR more dangerous to the planet than Donald Trump, provided he can keep his hangers on like John Bolton and other Neocons in check. Trump appears to be more interested in making “deals” with Putin than murdering millions of Russians.

      The media and Hillary Clinton have created a smokescreen regarding LGBT rights, tinkering at the ACA to “maybe” improve it, “maybe” raising the minimum wage over ten years! and other domestic issues, being against the corporate TPP (until she realizes it IS the “gold standard on trade!”) as just a way to keep all our eyes off the REAL agenda of Mrs. Clinton:

      World-wide U.S. global military hegemony, even if it takes destroying the planet to say SHE did it!

      F the “glass ceiling”.


      • Sticks-of-TNT June 3, 2016 at 1:26 am #


        Your observations are spot on! I appreciate all your posts.


  10. AKlein May 30, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    I believe it was the prescient HL Mencken who predicted that the Unites States would eventually fugue itself out. I wish I knew his exact words, because I am certain my paraphrasing of him does not do his prose the justice it deserves. Nevertheless, I believe we have finally arrived at HL’s pinnacle – or whatever he would have called it. And in so many dimensions, it’s really hard to choose which one to savor! You intellectuals, you might want to apply your evaluative skills toward the full understanding of our current world of finance, with all its wondrous inscrutable apparatus. You social commentators, you can spend hours parsing out the nuanced development of gender identity with all its compelling nooks and crannies, aided by the magic of modern plastic surgery. Ecce, even G-d himself would be impressed; we didn’t even need a rib to make a woman from a man. Everything is settled, then. Now we can implode, leaving not so much as a dust mote behind. And we will have come full circle.

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  11. outsider May 30, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Trump is a Wild Card and may well be a horse’s behind, but Hillary the Hawk is worse. In my opinion there is no greater current problem in the world than the need to stop this insane drive to war against Russia in general, and Mr. Putin in particular. Trump has often said that he thinks he can do business with Putin. He supported what they have done in Syria to prop up the government and eliminate ISIS. The US and Russia have much in common, and they should be working together to quell radical Jihadism. With her Cold War mentality you can expect even greater poking of the Russian Bear if Hillary is elected. At some point, the Bear will strike back and it won’t be pretty. The GOP going to Ryan at the convention is pure fantasy.

    • DrTomSchmidt May 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

      Trump is a Wild Card and may well be a horse’s behind, but Hillary the Hawk is worse. In my opinion there is no greater current problem in the world than the need to stop this insane drive to war against Russia in general, and Mr. Putin in particular.

      This is the only fundamental issue for me. A President is tightly circumscribed in his actions domestically, but they feel unfettered overseas. W with Iraq. Read the NY Times story on the decision to attack Libya. We already had one bleeding sore in Iraq, an utter disaster for us, let alone the unfortunate people of that country, and Hillary was too worried about looking weak and repeating Rwanda than about creating another failed state.

      Trump questioned the Iraq war and pissed off the Bushes about it. In the only area where a President can do a lot of harm, he has turned down the heat and she has proved inept. No-brainier.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

        This and not mass illegal immigration? We’re being invaded and you put foreign policy first? You’ve got things backwards. Trump has things in their proper order. And au contraire Mr Kunstler, he is one of the very, very few to talk about America’s Trade deficits. The rest are on the take by and large.

        • DrTomSchmidt May 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

          Presidents can start wars a lot easier than they can get funding for walls and border patrol agents. So Trump NOT having needlessly popped Libya and NOT being interested in a war with Russia makes all the difference. We are broke and cannot afford more stupid wars: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya would pale against the cost of Russia.

          • outsider May 31, 2016 at 10:08 am #

            I agree with you, DrTom. It is imperative, for the sake of future generations, for the US and Russia to kiss and make-up. They are no longer commies. Trump could forge a partnership with Putin while our inept congress endlessly debates the need for a Wall. Trump and Putin working together would go a long way toward halting this mass Muslim exodus from the Middle East and Africa into Europe, which includes Mother Russia. In terms that Janos should well understand, a war between the US and Russia, nuclear or not, will be the end of the White Man. Due to inexorable demographic trends (too few white babies being born) he’s just hanging by a slender thread anyway.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

            I have praised Putin many times. We deserve our own Putin – Trump in other words. Their alliance is the only thing that will save Western Civilization and the White Race at this late date.

            Your commitment to Western Civilization is in doubt unless you affirm the people of Western Civilization – the White Race. The two can’t be separated: body and mind in other words.

    • shotho May 30, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

      There is so much good that could be done in the world with cooperation between Russia and the USA. And I think the Russians would be open to this. I have been to Russia many times and find the people I meet to be very friendly toward America and Americans. But the culture is ancient and the pride of people toward their nation is palpable. We could so easily tap into that, but it seems too convenient to cast their leadership as the enemy. We have the power to do some real nation-building there. Would Trump understand that and be allowed to pursue it?

      • outsider May 30, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

        Russia should say no to any US “nation building.” That’s what almost destroyed them when the Oligarchs ran wild under the drunk Yeltsin. Putin stopped all that. That’s why the US MIC hates him.

        • JimInFlorida May 31, 2016 at 9:35 am #

          The time has arrived when simply banning the Western billionaires isn’t enough. They have to be killed and Russia needs to create the ultimate assassination team to do it. The billionaires represent political blackholes and civilization is swirling around them, faster and fasterer, to destruction.

          WW3 will kill billions and the billionaires will be safely tucked away in their bunkers. Putin must not allow them to escape the fatal blowback that they decree for us.

          Makes a great bumpersticker, “KILL THE BILLIONAIRES OR BILLIONS WILL BE KILLED.”

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

        Nation building? Is that not what Soros and the vile NGO’s are trying to do? Luckily Putin saw the game and banned those monsters. What an idea: that the politics of a nation are only to be determined by people in the nation.

        Any nation building is going to be done by Putin. East Germans have already asked him to save them from the EU and their Muslim orc rapists.

        In short, your attitude is not only horrible but bizarre. We have no culture or pride and we are going to interfere in the affairs of a real nation?

        • pequiste May 31, 2016 at 1:05 am #

          Would like nothing more than to see the former GDR have a referendum regarding separation from Western Germany. Similar in tone of the Scottish Independence movement; Catalonia; Euzkadi (Basque COuntry) and others. Think breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Even little Slovenia would be doing just fine if it were not for the invading Yzlamik and African hordes. Just what the hell is NATO doing? Not protecting Europe but instead provoking Russia – that’s what!

          A resurrected Prussian state would most probably be just the ticket for renewed Teutonic pride.


          • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 3:43 am #

            Or take Great Britian: the Anglo-Saxons are for Capitalism and the Celts of Scotland are far more for Socialism. Each interferes and undoes the other. They should separate. All kinds of historical reasons too. Unfortunately, the Scottish Nationalist Party is batshit crazy and is even more pro-Muslim takeover than England is.

          • outsider May 31, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

            Rather than encourage the already small and basically impotent Euro countries to devolve even further, we in the US should be asking “why not us?” Even though we have been brainwashed by the daily recitation in school that our country is “indivisible,” the fact is that it is not. It is apparent to me that the world would be so much better off today if Lincoln had followed the Constitution and allowed the South to peacefully secede.

  12. Walter B May 30, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Yes Jim, the future fiascos directly ahead of us will certainly not result in solutions of any kind, rather only more bad results and of course more war everywhere where it has not already been instigated. America, as you and I knew it, is terminally infected with enough politically and economically disabling STD’s that there can be absolutely NO hope of recovery no matter what pathetic lies and BS sellouts in media ram up the bung holes of the Mindless Minions. The inconceivable fact that Hillary is not incarcerated and is actually being allowed to continue her quest for her turn, and that Trump is arguably the best that the other side has to offer is a glaring obvious testament to the fact that there is no damned way that this will end well. When you look at all of the terror that we as a nation have unleashed upon the rest of the world in the form of war without end since 1954, I honestly question whether or not destruction is not the result that we have all earned as we continue to blindly follow the pure evil that “leads” this once great nation. Whether we have earned such a fate or not has already been declared out of our own action, specifically at Nuremberg, where America stated unequivocally that “just following orders” was NOT an acceptable excuse. Karma is a bitch.

    • abbybwood May 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      There is one hope left. Justice.

      The FBI investigation into Hillary Rodham Clinton has been going on for over a year now with dozens of agents/lawyers and there is a very good possibility that the rabbit hole they have jumped down is revealing Hillary Clinton involved in a bit of a RICO problem with The Clinton Foundation:


      Should all of this be revealed PRIOR to the Democrat Convention in Philly, it could mean an indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton, William Jefferson Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky plus all of those involved in their “charity”.

      This would mean that the Super delegates would HAVE to put Sanders over the top and grant him the nomination. Ousting Sanders and trying to put Biden or Kerry over the top would cause an ugly revolt.

      All polling shows Sanders beating Trump in a landslide and at the rally where the sparrow landed on the podium Sanders spoke of “World Peace”:


      As a human species we will either take a leap into a future of reconciliation with other nations to save the planet for future generations or there will be NO justice and Hillary Rodham Clinton will lead us into a confrontation with Russia and possibly the end of life on Earth.

      If Comey and Co. have the goods on the Clinton’s, everything rides on his next move.

      • draupnir May 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

        Obama and the Attorney General will block any attempt to indict. Check and mate.

      • Walter B May 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

        I work with a retired gentleman (partially as am I) that spent a career as a big time account representative for a large NYC bank. He has a close friend who still works in the management of the FBI and, just like have a lifelong friend working in the NSA, this guy tell Amos absolutely NOTHING, nor would we ask (there are rules you know). All we can tell for sure, first hand is that the FBI (all of them) are PISSED OFF and extremely so. Apparently the politicals will be allowing none of them to utilize what they know to bring justice to the scum. That is how the game is played. My friend tells me that he believes that almost all of the rank and file of the government agency workers and mid managers are decent, law abiding people, but the scum at the top (where it always rises) well, need I say more? There is NO hope.

        • Petro May 31, 2016 at 8:29 am #

          Then perhaps there will be a leak. If there’s something really significant that’s being suppressed, my bet (hope?) would be that someone involved makes something interesting public. I’m a little surprised there’s been such a tight lid kept on it so far. Very risky, though, of course—with the Obama administration’s treatment of whistle blowers.

  13. 99 cent nation May 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Fascism is already here and we will have a lot more of it no matter who wins the election.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

      No, Fascism is Governmental control over private industry for the good of the nation. We have the opposite: Private or Corporate control of Government for the good of the few. Plutocracy in other words. The basic fact of unity has confused you. One will dominate and it must be Government. Dominate but not crush or destroy – that’s Communism.

  14. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    “None of them mention Trump’s connections to Epstein!” – Brabantian

    No doubt that Trump is a part of establishment, otherwise he wouldn’t have made it this far. My personal “conspiracy theory” that he’s part of the Bush Clan.

    But having said that, Trump definitely has his own merits and he’s a very talented and lucky individual.

    The way he’s planning to take US (and the world) is not going to be rosy, very far from that, but definitely less bloody than Hillary would.

  15. sooty May 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    So “the woof and warp of American life was otherwise intact. Blue collar workers still pulled in high wages in the Big Three auto plants, and women had not yet declared war on men…

    Oh, please. An “intact” country, one of whose hallmarks is that women know their place? I was female in that era (still am in this one, Jim–don’t freak out about a trans possibility) and it was such great fun. Just one example: raising my hand in science class and the teacher saying, “This is science. Let’s let a boy answer it.” And that was business as usual. Screw that.

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    • shotho May 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

      I don’t know what your own personal experiences were and don’t care. But you can not and will not put down the male gender, no matter how powerful the sisters think they are. I fear that, when the pendulum inevitably swings back to a balance, it won’t be pretty. But that’s what happens when you fool with mother nature.

      • kansas ham on wry May 30, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

        Please direct me to the portion of sootys statement where she ‘put down the male gender.’ I don’t see it. If her personal experiences refute JHKs assertion of a ‘war on men,’ why shouldn’t she state them? Maybe you ‘don’t care’ what her personal experiences were. Fine and dandy. But don’t be shocked if people are equally indifferent about yours (especially if you, like I, are part of the gender and ethnicity that has been pulling the strings the last 200 years).

        I’m morbidly curious what your version of what the world will look like ‘when the pendulum swings back to a balance.’ Are you referring to the halcyon 60s, when there wasn’t a single battered women’s shelter in the United States? When women died from back-alley abortions? When contraception was illegal (it’s a little hard to agitate for your rights when you’re perpetually barefoot and preggers)? When domestic abuse was tolerated (look up the origin of the phrase ‘Rule of Thumb’)? Please enlighten us.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

          In other words, White Men the cancer of humanity a la Susan Sontag. And what does one do with cancer? Eradicate it of course. Thus it is the mentality of genocide whether you know it or not.

    • Walter B May 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      Why yes, women need to know their place and so do men and every one else as well. The fact that most of the dimwits out there not only do not know there place and have no hope of finding a place is only made worse by the fact that they all can’t deal with anyone else even having a place! Had your idiot science teacher been put in his place perhaps he would have not only saved you from a prejudice that it looks like you may have developed but a grand example would have been set for dimwits like him who make it bad for the rest of us!

      I have successfully been a father to two women who were raised to stand up for what they wanted, found their place and went for it and have thanked me ever since many times. My two younger girls are being installed with similar senses of value of themselves regardless of what it will be that they decide to do when the are in the position to strike out as adults and follow their dreams. The War of Men verses Women, Blacks verses White, Christians verses Muslims result in nothing but destruction for those foolish enough to fall for it and profits for those who arm each side. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could fight WITH one another rather than against each other? Don’t worry, I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen though you might like to see me try….

    • JimInFlorida May 30, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

      You should have stayed in Home Ec class and left the science to your betters! The ancient forces that shape a good society are not something to be trifled with, even if they seem unfair at first. America has self-destructed by knocking down walls, pillars, and ceilings that were put up for a good reason and then spread its New Leftist cancer all over the world.

      Women, as a political bloc, have been given everything they wanted and the rotting fruits of mass anomie are all too apparent.

      Women have not shown that they can contribute equally in male dominated fields and have only caused Men to waste energy searching for a place free of feminist tyranny. Women who have barged into male occupations only disrupt the male cohesion that is critical for those occupations to succeed.

      There is a quiet but massive cultural tsunami building up from the deep called MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way). Straight Men (both Black and White) are refusing to feed the feminist beast, checking out of the matrix, and becoming MGTOW monks.

      It won’t take long before women realize that Good Men will not help them and the Female Privilege will count for nothing. The prospect of spinster, cat lady, or mudshark, will be the reward of disgruntled women who thought the patriarchal days were so evil.

      • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

        So, we can get rid of “if moma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”?

        God speed the day.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

      She’s using the word “intact” in an effort to compare a real Nation with a Virgin with an intact hymen.

      This is the mentality that’s killing us. This is what they wanted to achieve in education – and did in fact achieve. Being a Liberal is now simply being a Traitor. It’s uncool not to be.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

        And since there’s something wrong with being a virgin with an intact hymen (Why? Since men are pigs isn’t a virgin an empowered woman?) an intact nation is just as ridiculous.

        Alas poor Sooty. We gave them a standard of living no women in history had enjoyed, and this is what they think. We gave them too much. They only respect those above them for the most part. The familiarity of equality has bred contempt. We’ll remedy that by God by Godfrey (Barbarossa)

  16. sprawlcapital May 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Wishing all CFNers a Memorial day that properly should be observed by thinking about how to craft a foreign policy that employs our armed forces to defend our borders and our shores and reduces to as close to zero as possible the risk that our tax dollars will be used to kill or injure innocent civilians.

    That means recognizing that the motto, “I’d rather fight them over there than over here,” is a recipe for disaster. Disasters like our recent involvement in Iraq, where our troops not infrequently made enemies by kicking in the doors of homes whose residents did not speak our language, and who had been falsely accused of terrorism by corrupt, bad “intelligence”.

    We need a foreign policy to advance the needs of our nation, not our Empire.

    No more Viet Nams. No more Iraqs. Wars like those do not protect us. They convince the rest of the world that we are the Evil Empire.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

      We fought them over there even as we brought them in over here. It’s been decades of madness. And the people are so deluded that they still believe in Europe is part of the “free world” and that the Muslim invasion is just a spontaneous mass movement of refugees and not a well planned invasion, a collusion between the EU tyrants and Islam.

  17. cornpone2014 May 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    “Obama/Hillary appears to actually know so little about the major problems the country faces — energy, trade, the animus of foreigners — that he/she would be literally helpless in crisis.”

    True dat.

    • elysianfield May 30, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

      “Obama/Hillary appears to actually know so little about the major problems the country faces”

      Why do you assume ignorance? The vast majority of our minders in Washington are not stupid, but rather well educated and have the wisdom of years.

      Why not assume apathy? Why not indifference to suffering in the furtherance of their agendas and/or personal circumstances?

      • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

        Why not “assume” that when “reduce world population to 500 million” is placed on a public monument, someone is telling you the truth about their agenda?

  18. Georges1202 May 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    “Hillary would enter the White House more mistrusted than Tricky Dick, and more starkly wired into the parasitical elites draining the body politic of its precious bodily fluids — in the immortal words of Doctor Strangelove.”

    Jim – it is a Kubrick film so otherwise I would not quibble, however the ‘precious bodily fluids’ line was from General Ripper – the military lunatic supposedly modeled after real-life madman Curtis LeMay.

    • BackRowHeckler May 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

      LeMay wasn’t a madman, he was a hero.


      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

        And according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, one drop of sperm is worth a hundred drops of blood. Let’s face, General Ripper and Joe McCarthy were right: America was full of Communist Traitors in high places. If we had listened to men like this, we wouldn’t be in the dire straits we find ourselves in now.

        • miasmo May 30, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

          If we’d have listened to men like General Ripper, humanity would have been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust.

    • Georges1202 May 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

      Looks like I flushed out some of the resident loonies around here.

      • Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

        Yes, you did, and the toilet clogged and now there’s an overflow that will ultimately damage the Popcorn Ceilings and so much more.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

        Your silly liberal snark is not funny, but rather quite sad and very telling.

  19. BackRowHeckler May 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    These little elections we’re holding here, what does it matter? It might have been important back in ’68, those halcyon days, but now. Jim’s right, the ‘Center’ will not hold — there is no Center. They’re coming across the Med in leaky boats, demons out of Africa, tens of thousands each week into SEurope, Mohammed colonizing Europe. The Day of the Hyena truly is at hand. Up in Brussels, Bonn, Paris and London, the EU elite, sitting behind tinted widows in air conditioned 40 ft. long Mercedes, plan to make their break for private redoubts in the Alps, surrounding themselves with barbed wire and guards toting HKs and Sig Sauers, at the same time sneering behind bullet proof glass at racist, nativist, ‘right wing’, ignorant, intolerant, ordinary Europeans … left behind to deal with this disaster the best that they can.

    (The Pope, too, will be moving his Vatican HQ deep into the Alps, from where he will implore European rump Governments to take in the entire 3rd World)


    • malthuss May 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

      line 2 –you meant ‘NOT now’.

      Are you aware of the ‘hidden meanings’ put on covers of ‘The Economist’ magazine?

  20. volodya May 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Beantown, your post last week:

    “… things the way they really are … ”

    The way things really are is too hideous to contemplate. The odds are that Hillary, the great stinking puttana, and Bill, her slimy puttaniere, will be in the White House. That’s the way things are.

    In a campaign speech, Hillary asks Bernie, what does breaking up the big banks do about racism? If they deserve it, she sez, she’ll do it. But what does it do about racism?

    IF they deserve it? IF? Fuck me, with THAT comment she earned 10 times over all that scabie loot she got paid for giving – ahem – “speeches”.

    Well, Hillary, you low down shill, what it does is to remove enormous destructive power concentrated in a few hands – and directed against Black people, among others – from those same hands. That’s what it does. That’s what it COULD do. That’s what it COULD have done if only so many Washington politicians weren’t on Wall Street payrolls.

    And, just so we’re clear, destructive power not only directed against racial minorities, but a huge swathe of lower income Americans, regardless of race, that got screwed by mortgage hustlers and by offshoring and a multitude of other money sucking schemes.

    No, breaking up big banks isn’t a panacea but a huge step in the right direction. Does it end racism? No, but racism isn’t the only thing going. Because, for one thing, it’s not only about race but about class.

    See, what Hillary is doing, as if it wasn’t already obvious, is to change the subject. She’s a master of misdirection. Hillary and Bill made a shitload of money off Wall Street. So, don’t look over there, look over here. That’s what misdirection does. It gets you to look away.

    Never mind about rampant fraud that’s eating the American economy. Just never mind. Because real progressives should keep away from all that icky money stuff and deal with what morally upright people deal with: racism, sexism, transgender- ism, this ism, that ism. Oh, and homophobia and Islamophobia or whatever the phobia du jour is.

    Just leave Wall Street (ie those crooks that rewarded Hill and Bill so handsomely) alone.

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    • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

      Yes, race war is being used to hide class war – the war of the rich on the middle class. But that’s not to say race is nothing. It is far closer to being everything than it is to being nothing. The Elite are race blind – but still utterly evil. Most good people love their own first and foremost – and that’s how it should be. For a White to put Blacks first is simply to become a traitor to Whites, albeit a fashionable one.

      It’s fine if monks and nuns don’t see race: they have renounced the world. But note, that’s not putting Blacks first. That’s just weird unless you’re Black. A Black monk wouldn’t put Blacks first because that wouldn’t be appropriate for a monk.

      • Georges1202 May 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

        I can only hope you are holed up a a little cabin far away.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

          In other words, the only good Whites are those who serve Blacks and betray their own people.

          You are the problem.

        • cbeard May 31, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

          I wish he was my neighbor.

          • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

            A “little cabin far away” from mansions built on sand.

    • abbybwood May 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

      I have a literal laundry list of ALL the speeches she gave since leaving as SOS and if it didn’t take up so much of Mr. Kunstler’s bandwidth I’d post them for everybody.

      Okay, here’s a sample:

      “Well, I don’t know. That’s what they offered, so….”

      4/18/2013, Morgan Stanley Washington, DC: $225,000
      4/24/2013, Deutsche Bank Washington, DC: $225,000
      4/24/2013, National Multi Housing Council Dallas, TX: $225,000
      4/30/2013, Fidelity Investments Naples, FL: $225,000
      5/8/2013, Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA: $225,000
      5/14/2013, Apollo Management Holdings, LP New York, NY: $225,000
      5/16/2013, Itau BBA USA Securities New York, NY: $225,000
      5/21/2013, Vexizon Communications, Inc. Washington, DC: $225,000
      5/29/2013, Sanford C. Bernstein and Co., LLC New York, NY: $225,000 6/4/2013, The Goldman Sachs Group Palmetto Bluffs, SC: $225,000 6/6/2013, Spencer Stuart New York, NY: $225,000
      6/16/2013, Society for Human Resource Management Chicago, IL: $285,000
      6/17/2013, Economic Club of Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, MI: $225,000
      6/20/2013, Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Boston, MA: $225,000
      6/20/2013, Let’s Talk Entertainment, Inc. Toronto, Canada: $250,000
      6/24/2013, American Jewish University Universal City, CA: $225,000

      And on and on and on it goes.

      • abbybwood May 30, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

        Maybe if we PAID her she’d talk to the Inspector General at The State Department??!

        I wonder if FBI Director Comey is going to have to do a “contract” with her bevy of attorneys prior to their little “sit down interview”.

        According to Hillary, it will just be an “interview”, not an interrogation. Thank God she will be sworn in so he can at least nail her for perjury. Lying comes so easily to her.

        Just like she told the world that what Comey and Co. were up to was a “security review”, not an “investigation”.

        So funny when Comey denounced that saying, “We are the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I never heard of a “security review”.


        Cuff her Dano!

        • BackRowHeckler May 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

          Hillary got about $300,000 for a 20 minute speech at UCONN last year, in which she basically said ‘You go, Girl!’

          The entire administration is female, so essentially, it was a girl’s night out.

          When someone pointed out that was pretty high compensation for 20 min. work, ‘specially since the state is bankrupt, they were shouted down as haters waging ‘war on women’.


          • malthuss May 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

            a joke. she should not be paid, not even to shut up.

  21. beantownbill. May 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    Messianic Druid has posted the most astute and concise statement so far today.. Yes, we are all being played. Most everyone is going to be upset when they realize that nothing much has changed after the election, no matter the winner.

    The issue is not the parties, not the candidates and not even the rottenness of the system. It goes deeper than those usual suspects, it goes directly to one characteristics of the human species. Our minds are so structured that we tend not to see things for what they really are, but rather what our fears tell us to believe.

    Humans, as a group, need to overcome this flaw by teaching ourselves how to achieve clarity.

    I hope we can accomplish this, otherwise nature will soon take another path the next time around.

    • beantownbill. May 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      I agree with you. See my post below.

      • beantownbill. May 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

        This post is meant for Volodya.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

        You agree with yourself. Very good. That’s a first step. As to your post, I find less to agree with. No politics until we are perfect? Politics is for men as they are. What to do then? Keep the most imperfect out. Control who votes. And the state must be small enough and homogenous enough so that it Can be governed by reasonable men. Thus a small nation is best or a large one divided into states like we once had.

    • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

      Intense pain brings clarity. We are on the right path.

  22. bobwise32952 May 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    One minor nit, re a well remembered movie: “Precious bodily fluids” was the phrase used by Buck Turgidson, the renegade AF commander who sent his bombers to trigger a nuclear war — not by Dr. Strangelove. The only words of Dr. Strangelove that I can still recall are “Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!”

    • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

      The Doctor said many interesting things. The female to male ration in the mind shaft redoubts would be 5 to 1. It was General Ripper who said, I like women. I love women. But I will not let them deplete my precious bodily fluids.

      We need to have a viewing of the movie live here on CFN.

      • outsider May 31, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

        Janos is right. It was General Ripper. Played wonderfully by Sterling Hayden.

  23. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    The US sweeping problems – 17, according to some unofficial data, 35 trillion dollars National debt and the Russian-Chinese alliance, leaving the United States in the position of the doomed side of the geopolitical triangle playing against by the other two sides – are no joke.

    US would have to try to get out at the expense of the rest of humanity, as usual. The appearance of truly none-systemic candidates in such situation is hardly possible; non-systemic nature of Trump and Sanders is highly problematic; while Hillary is flesh of the flesh of the system.

    And since the best impromptu – is prepared, that is how it needs to be perceived. And nothing else! Just to deceive naive observers and lull the vigilance of potential victims the system pretended it has faded and disappeared.

  24. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    With regard to Trump cornerstone economic policy, it is very likely a return to so-called Texas agreements of 2005, but without the EU.

    In March 2005, so-called Texas agreement was signed by the presidents of the United States and Mexico, George W. Bush and Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Martin. Almost forgotten, but not erased from the books, the agreement provides:

    – The creation by 2010 of the North American Union (or Union of North America) with the widely discussed the transition from the US dollar to the “North American dollar” or Amero (they even made public the design of appropriate banknotes and coins)

    – By 2015 the Union of North America with the EU, as a result of which “the West united” would move to a single currency – not the “Amero” and not the euro. That is, most likely, to the pound sterling, the British extraterritoriality prudently saved in the EU.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      What about autism in Russia. Has there been an explosion as in the Anglo-Sphere?

      • FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

        In Russia there are no statistics on children with autism, but recently the number of such children is growing.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      Finca: “the presidents of the United States and Mexico, George W. Bush and Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Martin.”

      The Prime Minister of Canada in 2005 was Paul Martin Jr. His successor Stephen Harper became prime minister the following year.

  25. FincaInTheMountains May 30, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    A broken Huffington Post link circulating on social media suggested that Hillary Clinton would soon face an indictment, but the article was unvetted and did not list any credible sources.

    Frank Huguenaud published an unvetted article on Huffington Post’s Contributor platform claiming Hillary Clinton would be indicted on racketeering charges, an article that was soon removed from the site.


    Huffington Post?! Unvetted aricle?!! Gimme a break!!!

    Message is loud and clear – get out of the race, or else…

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    • abbybwood May 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

      There will not be a “cover-up” of her (and her husband’s and daughter’s?) crimes related to the server or her 30,000 “deleted” emails that the FBI recovered or to any RICO connections to The Clinton Foundation.

      Because “somebody” at the FBI will leak it. Guaranteed.

  26. Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    kansas ham on wry said: When domestic abuse was tolerated…..

    Tolerated? That’s euphemistic — it was encouraged to the point it was practically a requirement. If you didn’t beat the wife & kids & dog & anything else that relied on you or looked at you, there was something wrong with you — you were a “faggot” or a “girly man.” Many of The Freaks who post here grew up in such households. Can’t you tell? I can. They’re stuck in Limbo — they’ve lost what they once had and the Collapse they pine for, the one they think will result in a return to the days when they thought they “ruled-the-roost,” will never come — at least not their waning lifetimes.

    • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

      This is where fathers and brothers of married daughters and sisters dropped (threw away) the ball. The atomization of families (first tribes, then clans) and now the elimination of daddies in the home, so goobermint can take his place serves the rebelliousness of “progressives”, freeing up time for consumption of sports and drunken recreation.

  27. Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    beantownbill said: Humans, as a group, need to overcome this flaw by teaching ourselves how to achieve clarity.

    And what exactly is your definition of clarity? I’m sure most everyone you poll will say they have clarity when they, in fact, have no such thing. Considering that, does it even exist, or is the notion of it just pure abstraction on your part?

    • beantownbill. May 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      Clarity is the quality of being clear, in my context, seeing reality. Of course, then you would say, “what is reality”? Some individuals spend their entire lives trying to determine it. I’m not a relativist, I believe in ultimate truth, neither good or bad; it just is.

      How does anyone, without testing, tell if someone else is psychotic? When it becomes obvious. That description is like the old comment of someone (a Justice?) who said about pornography, “I might not be able to give an exact definition of pornography, but I know it when I see it”. Clarity is like that.

      • Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

        I think you’ve just proven you are a Relativist and you’ve already proven to me that you’re more MY enemy than Daesh/The Islamic State by virtue of wanting my address so you can have me and my family murdered.

        I bet clarity for you, “Bill,” is knowing a “Nigger” when you see one. If only you could bottle that Chrystal Clear Clarity of your’s, “Bill,” and sell it to The Universe. You’d be a Gazillionaire and you’d finally be rid of those dreaded Popcorn Ceilings.

        • beantownbill. May 30, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

          You make no sense. I made a mistake by trying to joke around with a true paranoid. I won’t do that again. I feel sorry for you, unless you are a sock puppet as well. Now we can go our separate ways. Good luck, you’ll really need it with your mental condition.

          • Cold N. Holefield May 31, 2016 at 8:17 am #

            Wait, you’re leaving without my address, “Bill.” Why would you want my address, “Bill?” For something sane and rational? For your non-relativist Clarity? My Clarity is certainly relative — I, unlike you, would never pompously claim otherwise, and my Clarity reveals that you are a Coward.

  28. Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    FincaInTheBottle said: In Russia there are no statistics on children with autism, but recently the number of such children is growing.

    What about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome — any statistics on that in Russia? I bet not, since it would be substantial — like, let’s say, 20% of children born with it, perhaps.

    The Toll of Russian Vodka on American Families

    Researchers Tackle Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Russia

  29. sprezzatura May 30, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    Here’s an interesting factoid I want to consign to the annals of history.

    It has been said that it is absurd to suggest that the 1968 DNC riots were organized and pre-planned by conspirators. At the Trial of the Chicago Seven, they were acquitted of Conspiracy (although some were convicted of participating in a riot).

    Well, in the summer of 1967, I was a young tour guide In Montreal, Qc. I met an American who gave me a business card inviting me to “raise hell” in Chicago the following year. It appears extensive preparations were being made to disrupt the DNC.

    No “conspiracy”? Hmmm…

  30. dplainview May 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    “…to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”
    -Col. Jack D. Ripper, Dr. Strangelove

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    • Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

      The irony is, our bodily fluids have been sapped and impurified — not by The Communists, but rather by the rapacious Capitalists. I wonder what percentage of our precious bodily fluids are now plastic? That percentage is no doubt increasing daily at an exponential rate. Before you know it, we will all be as plastic as Ken & Barbie in no time.

      • BackRowHeckler May 30, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

        You mean they don’t plastics in Communist and Socialist countries?

        It might be time, here in CFN, for someone to examine the environmental record of the old eastern bloc nations, along with China, Cuba and NKorea, and compare it to Western Democracies. Which of the two are cleaner and easier on the natural world?


        • Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

          What Communist & Socialist countries? Capitalist countries are the last ones standing and are therefore left holding the bag. You blaming former Communist & Socialist countries is like The Obama Admin. and The Libs blaming Bush once Obama was in office for a couple of years.

          I’m sure an increasing amount of plastic in your blood, tissues & organs doesn’t bother you a bit so long as you have your guns and you can post away here at CFN ad nauseum day in and day out about the deeds of a fabricated enemy that has long since changed shape.

    • elysianfield May 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, base commander of Burbleson AFB.

      • S M Tenneshaw May 30, 2016 at 11:28 pm #


  31. BackRowHeckler May 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    It seems what we have here, in Clinton and Sanders, two anachronisms, one a 1930s Fourth International Trotskyite lefty from the Bronx, and the other a college campus ‘new lefty’ from the 1960s. The ‘New Left’ and the ‘Old Left’, the spies and commies from Roosevelt’s New Deal administration, never got on too well, couldnt agree on much. Of course the message from both these candidates has been updated to fit the times, for Sanders, free stuff especially a free university education. I’m not sure what Clinton’s message really is except Its a Woman’s turn to be POTUS.


    • Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

      Nah, I don’t think so. Clinton was a Goldwater Girl in the 1960’s. You know that — but you have conveniently (An Inconvenient Truth) left that fact out because it doesn’t fit with your propagandistic message.

      Both of them are whatever they’ve had to be to attain power & status. Hillary just been much more successful at it than Sanders. Sanders isn’t nearly as greedy or power-hungry, but he will bend, as he’s always done, like a Wet Noodle when any pressure is applied by The Establishment.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 12:14 am #

        This article explains where the phrase “jumped the shark” comes from and its meaning and significance.

        Capitalism without values is capitulation to tyranny.


        • malthuss May 31, 2016 at 1:10 am #

          you go there? the Blaze? Glen is a mormon convert.
          That is really dumb.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

            When a firebug or sparky sets a building on fire, is it not a outer manifestation of his inner fire being disordered? Thus so this: only you can prevent internal forest fires. Perhaps clean out some of the dead wood?

      • malthuss May 31, 2016 at 1:09 am #

        Hitlery, long ago, was a GG? What does it f–kin matter to us in 2016?

        • Cold N. Holefield May 31, 2016 at 10:11 am #

          Sure, let’s release Charlie Manson — it was nearly 50 years ago, afterall. This is 2016. Times have changed. So has Charlie, I’m sure.

          Instead of Free Willie (haha — he’s already free — to put his dick in any intern who moves), let’s Free Charlie because Malthus says it’s no longer relevant. Such Clarity you possess, Malthus. I’m impressed.

  32. Dumbedup May 30, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    I think it will be Clinton or Trump. Right now the machinery is hard at working to mold one (or both) of them with the proper regard for who is really in charge. They’ve already molded Hillary. $225,000 speech engagements can do that to a person. The question is whether they can control Trump. If they can we might limp through the entire 4 years without anything to terribly important coming loose. If they cannot shape and influence him we are headed for a full-blown constitutional crisis. The first time he tries to get something done (like the wall) and is stymied by Congress or the courts he will resort to all sorts of chicanery including things that would make Nixon blush.

    If the Republicans find a way to derail Trump (not likely at this point without unmasking how un-democratic this nation has become) or if he is assassinated, and Hillary is indicted and ditched by her party, then it becomes a November contest of Joe Biden/Bernie Sanders -vs- Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan redux. (or possibly Paul Ryan/John Kasich)

  33. Frankiti May 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    “Trump appears to actually know so little about the major problems the country faces — energy, trade, the animus of foreigners — that he would be literally helpless in crisis.”

    This is more pure nonsensical BS pulled from the bottomless magic hat of wild predictions. Trump has built his entire candidacy on the problems of trade and the animus felt by working Americans towards low wage indentured foreigners, legal or illegal. At least he knows that the problems need to be named and confronted (finance, trade, immigration). In a crisis? Seriously? The crisis has been here for some time, or perhaps nobody here believes most of the BS posted here week in and week out. We are just seeing another symptom, the shakes, the death spiral, and the fever in full break… Trump and Sanders and Clinton to lead this train wreck of a state and there might be a crisis?

    • Dumbedup May 30, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

      My reading of that is that Trump does not understand the constitutional basis of our Republic. Not that many recent Presidents have understood, but he understands it less. That he has business expertise is not a qualification to be the leader of the remnant of a democratic world power. The real danger is that Trump thinks he does understand how government works. I don’t believe he has more than an inkling and when the time comes he really will not care. That is why a Trump Presidency will lead us directly into a serious constitutional crisis which will make us vulnerable economically and perhaps militarily to China and/or Russia.

      Our best hope is that his rhetoric is populist, but his Presidency will be more thoughtful and pragmatic.

      • Frankiti May 31, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

        Still nonsensical. Constitutional crisis? Seriously? Is anyone awake? We have a POTUS being sued by his own f***ing congress!!! We had a president that pushed the country into war in Iraq with fabricated intelligence and then tortured POWs after his attorneys drafted policy!! But Trump will bring a crisis? Y’all understand that we are in the crisis, right? Still asleep with that cheap gas, good TV, and corporate media killing your senses and your sense. Take the red pill, please.

  34. Cold N. Holefield May 30, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    Behold the Magnificence of Clarity. Thanks, “Bill.” I LOVE this Clarity. It’s Great Stuff!!! You know it when you see it. Anthony Bourdain had No Reservations and we here at CFN have No Definitions — only Pure, Crystal Clear Clarity.

    • capt spaulding May 31, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      Look again, the kid was black.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

        Where did the 800 pound Pink Gorilla go? I don’t know but I see Cold wearing a pink boa that is just about the right shade. It’s not right.

  35. bukowskisghost May 30, 2016 at 10:30 pm #


    You give good stir. Too bad the stirred aren’t as entertaining or as literate as you!

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  36. beantownbill. May 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm #

    Before we bemoan our fate let’s see what happens first. November is still a long way away, and we live in a fast-paced, complex world in which anything can happen before the election. That means white swans can occur just as easily as black.

    • elysianfield May 31, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      I heard that, on average the black swans were larger than the white…(rimshot!).

      • beantownbill. May 31, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

        I walked outside to the pond with a tape measure, and dadgummit if you weren’t right!

  37. FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 1:40 am #

    The first deliveries of nuclear fuel from Russia to the US are planned for 2018

    The first test assemblies of Russian nuclear fuel TVS-K will be loaded in 2018 into US reactors.

    This was announced by vice president of TVEL Oleg Grigoriev at a briefing of the forum “Atomexpo 2016”.

    “The first test fuel assemblies of Russian-made FA-K will be put to the nuclear reactors in the United States by 2018” he said.

    In addition, according to him, the volume of contracts with China in 2015 amounted to $1.1 billion.

    Czechs and Bulgarians finished with experiments with nuclear fuel from Westinghouse, and after a series of accidents came to the conclusion that Americans better try it on Ukrainians first.

  38. S M Tenneshaw May 31, 2016 at 5:56 am #

    For ideal comic effect, a squad of Philly cops should storm the stage and beat the shit out of Hillary as she’s giving her acceptance speech.

    “Stop resisting!” BIFF!! SOCKO!!

    • pequiste May 31, 2016 at 8:06 am #

      Where’s Frank Rizzo when we need him?

      (and he was a DEM to boot!)

      • S M Tenneshaw June 2, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

        Worse yet, dredge up Wilson Goode, and he’ll bomb the stadium.

        As I re-read my original post, it doesn’t seem as funny now. If Trump gets in, we’ll see events like that for realz.

  39. StillFarmin May 31, 2016 at 6:26 am #

    How many times do we have to remind the man to stick to his knitting?

    As a domestic critic, JHK is practically peerless … but – wait, I have to go check on the status of that WWIII thing in Ukraine.

    Jim – if you actually knew anyone who understood Spanish, they could have told you that things like “Chingate tu madre” aren’t operative.

    Ask any pube out there! According to you and many of your brilliant commenters, a pendejo or two shouldn’t be too hard to find.

    ; )

  40. FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 6:48 am #

    Ben Carson: President Hillary Clinton Would Bring About ‘Tremendous Carnage and Death’


    At last! Some very intelligent man and recent candidate for the GOP nominee for the President of the USA speaks the truth.

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  41. Bro Jobe May 31, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    JHK has really fallen down the rabbit hole if he thinks women declared war on men in the 70s. Equal pay for equal work, equality when applying for job or mortgages? That is not war.

    The radical wing of feminism, today ensconced in academe, is now pretty toothless. This is not the era when some young women carried around Mary Day’s Gyn/ecology and there was talk of a world without men.

    Generalizations like JHK makes in this column only help Trump’s brand of fascism get closer to The White House.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

      Wrong. Radical Feminism was mainstreamed and now is the general mindset. They won. Of course now they feel neglected since no one needs them. Their solution is to scream about even more emergencies and press for more radical solutions. Ironic since the Revolution is now coming back to bite them. Men in dresses now barge into women’s bathrooms and will soon dominate female sports. And the Old Ladies can say nothing since Feminism is a Marxism not a Humanism. Feminism was never really about the good of women after all. Why else the deafending silence about the Muslim rape crisis?

      • malthuss May 31, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

        Is Serena Williams a man? Or a hormone enhanced female?

  42. lsjogren May 31, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Trump has no incentive to “play nice” to the leftist goons. The more violent they wind up being, the more it helps him in the general election.

  43. wpa_ccc May 31, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    Hey WPA, As I always told people that ragged on me as a layabout firefighter sleeping on the job “It’s like insurance.” Seems like a waste of money till I come with my pals and save your sorry ass”. Who ya’ gonna call? The Ghostbusters are out of business! We pretty much trained all week. Shit becomes automatic after you do it so much. -stelmosfire

    Stelmosfire, I call our VOLUNTEER fire department. They not paid to train constantly. You can learn that shit one weekend a month, like the National Guard does. The Constitution does not call for a standing army. We are wasting trillions of dollars on an inefficient bloated pentagon bureaucracy which does not keep us safe. Just the opposite.

    • JimInFlorida May 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

      Our Imperial Armed Forces provides a critical service. It is the protector of all Corporate assets (domestic and overseas) and enforcer of claims made by the semi-private Corporation Government in Washington D.C. All to guarantee the blood-stained private currency issued by The Fed.

      Without a global imperial war machine, the vast holdings, secured claims, and Washington-sponsored terrorism, the power of our currency would be lost and we would get hyperinflation. The curtain would fall and we would behold the empty Enron-ized shell we have lived in for the past 35 years. Furthermore, our Imperial Military is the SINGLE BIGGEST USER OF FOSSIL FUELS in the WORLD. Thus, fuel prices for We The Serfs are kept in check as a side benefit of the War Machine’s demands.

      The idea that our Imperial War Machine protects We Teh Serfs and guarantees our “rights” is childish and stupid, now that so much is out in the open for anybody to see.

      • wpa_ccc May 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

        Without a global imperial war machine… –JiminFlorida

        War machine? The machine does not work without grunts. Volunteer grunts. Mercenaries, takers, moochers, goldbrickers, draining the civilian taxpayers, making us less safe, takers demanding their “free stuff” (veterans benefits) for the rest of their lives.

        Memorial Day should be abolished. They died in vain. All of them.


        Health Care Benefits

        “Service”-connected Disabilities

        Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

        VA Pensions

        Education and Training

        Home Loan Guaranty

        VA Life Insurance

        Burial and Memorial Benefits

        Reserve and National Guard

        Special Groups of Veterans

        Transition Assistance

        Dependents and Survivors Health Care

        Dependents and Survivors Benefits

        Appeals of VA Claims Decisions

        Military Medals and Records

        Benefits Provided by Other Federal Agencies

        VA Facilities

        …and the list goes on… and on… and on.

        Civilians don’t just pay for veterans’ training, and their uniforms, and their weapons. We pay for the rest of our lives, for the rest of their lives.

        • messianicdruid May 31, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

          wpa-ccc; are you at it again?

  44. volodya May 31, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Abbbywood, about your list

    The enrichment of the Clintons wasn’t lost on any politician or – cough – “public servant”. Far from it.

    It isn’t just about corruption, the list also shows the confidence of the Oligarchs and their choke-hold on power.

    It’s explicit, brazen, full frontal because the Oligarchs know they’re untouchable. Obscenity laws don’t apply. Eric Holder said so.

    The lesson is that what the Oligarchs want, the Oligarchs get. A restructuring of the world economy to favor Oligarch interests? No problem. They bought Washington to get it done.

    And as long as Hillary serves Oligarch interests, she’s untouchable too. Everyone knows she’s their bitch. So is Bill.

    Those emails? Hillary isn’t worried. No, my bet is the deal is done, Hillary’s plea will be cluelessness, the legalities worked out, no indictment, no way. The Justice folks will say too hard to prosecute, no criminal intent, or something. Maybe some underling takes the fall, not Hillary.

    But it’s not all free and clear for the Clintons. No, that money they got wasn’t for nothing. They can live and live exhorbitantly well, but they can’t forget who they owe. And if Hillary gets to be a pain in the ass, the Oligarchs throw her overboard. Bill too. The Clintons better remember that.

  45. wpa_ccc May 31, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    “The real danger is that Trump thinks he does understand how government works.” –Dumbedup

    The real danger is that Trump thinks he can use the power of the state to systematically remove a whole group of 20 million people from the country based on their legal status.

    The real danger is that Trump thinks he can use the power of the state to refuse entrance to the country for a whole group of 1,600,000,000 (1.6 BILLION) people based on their religion.

    The real danger is that Trump thinks he can use the power of the state to torture, to murder family members (including women and children)…

    Trump is anti-American, a fascist who will destroy the USA.

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    • capt spaulding May 31, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      The real danger is that people buy in to what Trump is saying. My question to you is: how bad did it have to get before people started voting the way they do? The oligarchs & the government have pushed the country to extremes. I don’t blame Trump supporters, they are attempting to get the country back on the path of Democracy. They aren’t necesserily going at it the right way. Whether you agree with it or not, it’s just a sign of how much things have gotten fucked up. Can you imagine what this campaign would have looked like 40 years ago? It would have been seen as madness on both sides, however, it just reflects the way that BOTH parties have sold out to special interests. It’s the last gasp (with Trump & Bernie supporters) of the electorate to attempt to have some kind of control over what is happening. As near as I can tell, this is our last chance to have a government that responds to the people, instead of the assholes who are currently controlling the government. After this comes only madness.

  46. FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    “And if Hillary gets to be a pain in the ass, the Oligarchs throw her overboard. Bill too.” — Volodya

    You can’t get it more wrong. Hillary could throw any “junior” oligarch – say the size of Soros – overboard without breaking a sweat. That was Soros few months ago begging Hillary to take his money – kissing her ass.

  47. FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    According to one version, the sacred mountain Kailash is not a mountain, but a man-made pyramid carved with the help of technologies unknown to us by one of the oldest high-tech civilizations that existed before global cataclysm, which were evidence in the mythology or the scriptures of almost all nations of the earth.



  48. Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm #


    If only we had listened to men like this and not people like Wilson and FDR.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      So, Janos, do you also think that America fought on the wrong side during WWII?

      • malthuss May 31, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

        Yes, he has stated that,

        I too lament. I lament that The USA fought in WW1 and WW2.


      • Janos Skorenzy May 31, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

        Both Wilson and FDR campaigned on keeping us out of war. Both were planning for war as they said the opposite.

        Imagine if America had attacked Russian from Siberia. What joy it would have been to meet our brothers in Moscow! Instead we met
        “Russian” (often the dregs of Asia) Communist troops in Berlin (Patton was ordered to slow down to let the Communists get there) to celebrate the end of Western Civilization.

        Many British veterans have said if they had known the future, they would not have fought. Obviously Hitler would not have turned Europe over to Islam. As it is, Germans are now fleeing Germany for Hungary.

  49. FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    The location of Kailas is not accidental. It is located in a remote area of Western Tibet and is one of the major watersheds in South Asia. It is here, in this mountainous area are the origins of the four major Tibetan rivers: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali.

    The therapeutic properties of the water of these rivers are not only due to melting glaciers, but the properties of the rocks on which it runs. Water is a very informative substance that absorbs information from the environment. That is why the water flowing through the water pipes in our cities is “dead water”, because it absorbed all the negative technogenic information.

    But the water in natural sources is “live water”. Going through natural cycles of evaporation, condensation, freezing and thawing, it is self-cleaning of the negative information and its molecules are taking the right shape again. After getting in the human body such water transfers this information to the cells, contributing to a better health.

    Through my finca also runs a mountain river with extremely fresh and tasty water, so I try to drink only that unprocessed water rather than buying dead water in plastic bottles.

    • capt spaulding May 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

      Normally I scroll over your bullshit. What does your posting mean? It sounds pretty intellectual & hi-fallutin’, but what the fuck are you talking about? Am I supposed to become enlightened by the pearls of wisdom falling from your lips? You belong sitting crosslegged on top of a mountain, dispensing wisdom to those who give a damn. I suspect that if it wasn’t for the fact that JHK writes some damn good posts, that you’d spend a long time on that mountain without a soul appearing. Why don’t you just say what you mean? In your own way, you are just as annoying as asoka used to be. My guess is that your reply to this post will be pithier than your previous post.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

        wash your mouth

        • Frankiti May 31, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

          Too cheap and uninteresting to have his own blog.
          Cut and paste, cut and paste, cut and paste…

  50. Frankiti May 31, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    Damn doomers here don’t even know that they are in the fall. They’re waiting for explosions and fire while they die from the smoke. Posers.

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  51. wpa_ccc May 31, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    My question to you is: how bad did it have to get before people started voting the way they do? –capt spaulding

    Americans are spoiled. They have wasted so much discretionary income and now that things are tighter they think is is “bad”… instead of appreciating just how good they have it.

    We live in a beautiful country. What other country has a system of 400 national parks to enjoy like we have in the USA? Millions go to experience nature and hike free trails.

    Yes, many of us are obese. But what other country offers the portions and varieties of culinary experimentation that the USA offers? Sharing an order is enough for two to feel satisfied, at half the price.

    Most countries have a national sport. The USA has four.

    The USA is blessed with diversity… in cultures, in climates, in landscapes in wildlife, etc. Some on CFN want to weaken us, to denature America, foolishly blaming non-whites for this and that.

    It takes a lot of hutzpah to complain about how “bad things are” in the USA. Love it or leave it.


    It’s really pretty simple; Trump will not win because he is stuck up, he is a racist, he’s stupid, and he is corrupt. He only cares about immigration and he hates Mexicans. He hates Muslims. He is a bully. He only cares about himself and he mistakenly thinks he can fix the world’s problems.

    You can’t say Trump would give us a better military. In fact, you can’t say he’d do anything because he’s only made two concrete proposals since he started his campaign. He would build a wall to keep Mexicans out (which would never pass Congress, it would be far too costly) and he would ban all Muslims (which would clearly be unconstitutional). Neither proposal would give us a better military.

    Besides, if you think a stronger military will fix our problems, you are dead wrong. It will just create MORE problems. We already spend A LOT MORE than the rest of the world. That money should be here.

    For those who think it is “so bad” here, we need to spend the trillions spent on war, and preparation for war, righ here in the USA… on non-military programs.

    • capt spaulding June 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      it’s chutzpah, not hutzpah. If you are gonna quote it, at least know how to spell it.

  52. Frankiti May 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    “Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is playing it very cagey and you can imagine that current party stalwarts and office-holders all over the land are wringing their hands over being asked to follow Trump into some dark night of the American soul. Paul Ryan must know that a coup at the convention is still conceivable and that the action inside the hall will be as violent as the street-fighting outside.”

    Ryan takes his marching orders from donors and party loyalists… who take their money from donors. Kochs and Mittens and Co. He knows nothing. He is the typical midwestern intellectual lightweight in over his head. He is where he is BECAUSE of his middling intelligence not despite it. He takes orders well because he is grateful. They have given him so much more than he could hope for, at the end of his benchpress doing 20 pound curls in a turned-back baseball cap. He is simply awaiting orders. Blue collar Irish-American dimwits don’t plot, they get pointed in directions and do as told.

    • Being There June 1, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      In lieu of your comment on Ryan. There are others working behind the scenes to stop Trump:

      In Search of the Proper War Monger

      So back on the Righty Ranch, we see all kinds of gyrations on how the real righties want to undermine Trump. Yes, Trump is a nightmare in the making, but the reason why he gained such popularity is that on both sides of the spectrum, the little folk realized that the corporate take-over of this country is a tyranny for them and the govt has sided with the corporations against our interests. It boils down to the very idea of being taxed and having your tax money given to private interests while those interests are against the tax-payers!
      Low and behold there are 2 groups. One backs Trump because he’s not politically correct and he wants to bring back the good ole days of employment we had in the ’50’s and ’60’s. Make America great again……mhmmm but our leadership doesn’t want that.
      We all know that real progressives want Bernie for somewhat the same reasons…….

      So this is really the result of the few getting richer while the many go wanting and the meme that cheap electronics is the reason why we should all like this doesn’t go any farther than the utterances out of the mouths of the talking heads……

      So what’s brewing on the right. We have Libertarian party Pres and VP candidates –former Rep governors, Gary Johnson New Mexico. John McAfee of Tennessee …I heard both these men speaking on MSNBC last night and even though I’m no fan of Libertarianism, they seem like decent men who dislike telling others what to do in their personal lives and don’t want the non-stop wars.

      BUT that’s not good enough for the always smiling Bill Kristol of Neocon Fame. (now in the Aspen Group, folks)…..No he wants a warmonger! In this he found someone who seems like a soft spoken man. Meet David French
      (from article)
      [French’s obscurity is matched by the bland neoconservatism of his positions: if you’re gay, feminist, think Black lives matter or simply a millennial, he’s probably got a negative thing or two to say about you. But he’s also fabulously insecure, as noted by Politico’s Kevin Robillard, insisting that his wife not communicate with men by phone or email lest she encounter the “ghosts of boyfriends past.”]


      • Frankiti June 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

        Kristol sends out his third candidate suggestion, flies to Israel (natch) and then tweets his snarky responses. Confirming all at once everyone’s suspicion of his loyalties and priorities.

        William Kristol has done more for antisemitism than the Sanhedrin from biblical fiction and BenGurion combined.

        Add to it his permasmug complexion and associations with Wolfowitz and the New American Calamity and you have to wonder why this congenital failure of a man even has a mouthpiece.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

          Quite right. The Jewish reaction to Trump proves that we have been right about everything. Now it’s up to people like you to get humble and start learning from us.

          • Frankiti June 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

            Well I suppose my point is that, ironically, Kristol is doing more to fuel antisemitism than Trump ever has. He embodies and manifests all the fears, canards, and stereotypes involving neocons, cabals, misplaced loyalties, manipulations, duplicitousness and connivery that every and any antisemite could dream up. Trump strikes fear because he is what we all know; the reality that this country was built by the WASP for the WASP and all the nation of immigrants and stronger because of it hogwash is a myth next to that loathsome fact.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

            Loathsome? Why? Only to those who hate Whites. Do you feel the same about Israel and how they treated the natives? Or the Sioux Nation and how they treated the small tribes they found in the Dakotas? Or how about how the Bantu have treated other Black Africans and the Khoi peoples?

          • Frankiti June 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

            I really don’t want to go down this rabbit hole, particularly with you, but the Jews are the natives and they treated themselves well. You’re simply envious… again.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

            They always treat themselves well, but how did they treat the natives? Yet they have the cheek to criticize us!

  53. Cold N. Holefield May 31, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    I think Trump can win. I think Trump would win. I don’t think he will win, though. Because The Plutocracy/Oligarchy won’t allow it. We’ll see.

    As far as Beck is concerned, that dipshit he had on certainly did imply assassination by a “Patriot.” This is how idiotic these morons are. Haven’t they ever heard of a thing called a Patsy? Sirhan Sirhan? Lee Harvey Oswald? James Earl Ray? No. It has to be a “Patriot” and they have to telegraph their intention to assassinate. Oy Vey!!

    I hope Beck doesn’t start drinking again.

  54. Frankiti May 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    Speaking of BLM cadres… imagine if Zoo staff/police hadn’t neutralized that gorilla. BLM would be all over that zoo in a NY minute. Mmmm-hmmm.

    Nature and the earth paying the price for the stupidest amongst us. Nature isn’t even allowed to act, the coin is never tossed. To our peril, society puts the dregs on life support without question. We’re all sanctified, down to the stupidest least deserving ones on two feet or two knees. Refugees, vaccines, migrate, state support, keep them and their ignorance based practices alive.

    We are left with another human, who we can already imagine has the decked stack against him as witnessed by the parenting on display.

    The saddest part, the gorilla came out on top in the end. Free at last.

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  55. Cold N. Holefield June 1, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    A new blog post is up. Advance Warning — It Stinks, quite Literally.


  56. fodase June 1, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    A tounge-lashing would be within the range of normal and mild compared to what many think Trump and his followers are capable of

    how blind can you be? where are trump supporters chaining themselves to cars and blocking highways?

    spitting in the faces of hillary’s supporters and spraying mace in kids’ faces?

    and demanding that hillary and bernie not be allowed to speak?

    and physically accosting their supporters?

    you people are so egregiously blind it hurts.

    I have yet to see any instances approaching 5% of what the despicable leftists do at any particular event

  57. fodase June 1, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    He would build a wall to keep Mexicans out (which would never pass Congress, it would be far too costly) and he would ban all Muslims (which would clearly be unconstitutional).

    Talk about mendacity. Then again, that what your ilk on the Left specialises in.

    Uh, send us the quote where Trump wants to ‘ban all Muslims’ for starters, plus info on what the Wall will cost.

    You ought to be a reporter.

  58. wpa_ccc June 1, 2016 at 11:51 am #

    Elkhart was the first city Obama visited as president, back when the local unemployment rate was hovering over 17 percent. Currently it is 3.8 percent, one of the lowest jobless rates in the nation.

    Thanks, President Obama! America is great again thanks to your economic stimulus program and eight years of hard work. From 17% to 3.8% … and some said in 2008 that recovery was not possible. Obama proved them wrong.

  59. Sticks-of-TNT June 1, 2016 at 11:59 am #


    Be careful what you wish for–and the law of unintended consequences.

    We should have known Reagan was not going to change things much when he put George Bush on his ticket. Then Reagan put Bush’s spokesman, James Baker III, as his chief of staff, then as his Secretary of State.

    He gave us good rhetoric. He did persuade Congress to lower marginal tax rates. But we also got the Bush family. (Read “Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years” by Russ Baker.) All in all, Carter would have been better–because he was impotent.

    Was Bush I better than pathetic Michael Dukakis? Hardly. We got Desert Storm out of it.

    Would Gore have been worse than Bush II? Hardly. He would not have gotten us into Afghanistan or Iraq.

    But conservative Republicans never learn. They think national elections matter and that Republicans are the good guys. The Goldwater campaign mattered. But he lost. The result was Vietnam and the Great Society. My father, a Vietnam War veteran, liked to say, people told him if he voted for Goldwater, we’d end up in a war in Vietnam. Well he voted for Goldwater and they were right–we ended up in a war in Vietnam!

    Faith in national politics is America’s religion, once every four years.

    Will this election change anything significant? Not until 2020.

    It will be business as usual in Washington until 2020.


    In 2020, the stakes will at last be high. This year’s winner will be tossed out. Count on it. So will the party of that winner in Congress.

    The recession/depression will bring back 1930 and then 1932.

    Trump will be Hoover if HE wins. Clinton will be Hoover if SHE wins. National politics will give us a one-party nation after 2020. Now those are unintended consequences!

    Anyone suffering from the delirium of national politics this year cannot imagine 2020. He/she cannot think that far ahead. This is what the delirium always produces–blindness to the next four years.

    It has mattered greatly only once since 1928, when the good guy lost–Al Smith. It really mattered in 1944, when what seemed to be the worst guy of all lost his position as Vice President–Henry A. Wallace. FDR dumped him for Truman. Then FDR died.

    Wallace might have saved the nation from the spooks. He was a far Left Progressive. But on economic issues, he would not have gotten a Republican Congress to go along with him after 1946. Meanwhile, this nation might not have become a national surveillance state–the CIA and all the rest of it. He hated that aspect of Truman’s career: http://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-A-Wallace

    Be careful what you wish for!


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  60. wpa_ccc June 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    “Back in 2009, when the economy was in shambles, President Obama came to Elkhart, Indiana — just weeks into his first term.

    I wrote him a letter after seeing him speak that day. I shared my frustration over average, everyday people struggling to feed their families, pay their bills, and keep a roof over their head.

    For me, this was personal. I am the mother of two teenage boys, three step-children and one grandson, and like many Americans, I work very hard to take care of my family.

    My husband and I, along with help from our family, built our own house in 2002. But in 2009, the recession hit Indiana hard. We struggled to keep up with our mortgage payments, and feared we’d lose our home.

    After months of dealing with my mortgage lender, I was able to get my mortgage modified under the Home Affordable Mortgage Program that President Obama implemented to help homeowners like us.

    Here we are in 2016, and I am happy to say we still live in our home. Our financial situation has improved, and our future is promising. Without this program, I would not be able to say that today.” –Kelly Rizzo, Elkhart, Indiana

  61. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    Be careful what you wish for! == sticks

    I have a dream!


    Warning: site is under severe attacks. Please stick to discussing “safe” topics – like coming collapse, race wars and omnipotent oligarchs.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

      Yes, as our parents told us, don’t talk about religion and politics. Even the weather has become politicized and is no longer “safe”. Ditto sex. Sports has been infiltrated by PC sportscasters and is becoming a liberal lake.

      Blogs of the future will just be people looking at each other via skype or some other such thing.

  62. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    The opening of the Pan-European railroad tunnel in Switzerland (and very roomy nuclear fallout shelter). Merkel, Hollande attended. I would not be surprised if Hillary flew there for a day. Black Project in all its glory.

    Caution: the following video may be harmful to your soul

    Bizarre Opening Ceremony For Gotthard Base Tunnel In Switzerland


  63. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    The role of personality in history


    Hillary Clinton is the head of the Party of War, possessing outstanding for this position qualities, such as: cleverness, will and perfidy, obvious hypnotic abilities, sadism, pathological lying, and of course adorable laugh.

    And if the existence of the Party of War by itself is entirely objective, but the personal qualities of its head is a subjective factor.

    All modern politics up to the seemingly inexorable approach of nuclear war is determined by the electoral campaign of Hillary Clinton.

    Moreover, geopolitical events, such as: major terrorist attacks, revolutions, wars, etc. etc, do not affect the campaign too much, but certain campaign twists dramatically change the geopolitical situation.

    After latest email revelations and endless dishonesty, time for Hillary Clinton to head for the hills


  64. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Apparently, the plans for the total destruction of 80% percent of the world population and thus extending the life and the resource base for the remaining 20%, are still alive.

    Some time ago this idea was dominant until came recognition of the fact that any of the variants of such radical elimination of the majority of mankind will certainly lead to intellectual degradation of the surviving minority.

    Nevertheless, part of the global elite is still working on exactly this savage plan since abandoning it will lead to significant loss of power and influence of this particular group.

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    • michael June 3, 2016 at 6:13 am #

      This will only happen once AI is advanced far enough so that “intellectual” activities can be left to the machines and manufacturing is fully automated so that the comforts of the remaining humans can be fully supported.

      It will be tricky to steer the transition since it entails that members of the armed forces will be deallocated also and must be sufficiently deceived to go along.

      The technology should be there 2050 at the lates.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 8:10 am #

        Personally, I do not believe in a feasibility of creating real AI – some mockery of it – possibly, but not the real thing.

        How could you emulate the intuition – a connection of a human mind and soul to the rest of the Universe?

        • michael June 3, 2016 at 8:29 am #

          It hasn’t happened yet so we don’t know.
          What you are thinking about is a selfaware entity.
          This is not needed for the purpose at hand.
          You only need a very capable expert system in operations research, logistics, materials research and manufacturing.

          The development of new technologies could be steered by
          human operators (for so long as they are intelligent enough to dot it).

          You might be interested in the DARPA synapse project combined with new and denser forms of logic gates (memristor, crossbar architecture).

          Really interesting perspectives open up if the software is programmed to modify itself (including random mutations).
          Then all bets are off. The new entity might decide it does not need humans at all.

        • michael June 3, 2016 at 9:20 am #

          Believe in the impossible:
          DARPA works for you.

      • JimInFlorida June 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

        When, and IF, the 2050 dystopia finally achieves permanent condition, then We The Slaves will rediscover Any Rand’s novel, “Anthem” and realize that the protagonist Equality 7-2521 and his friends were the Enemy all along. For the sake of their personal egos , they were tampering with a paradigm that, out of extreme duress, was created to rescued mankind from the techno-horrors that we are just entering into.

        The “bad guys” Collective 0-0009 and the Council actually LIVED through the horror of mass dislocation and slavery to technology that had gotten out of control. They PUT society into its straight jacket because the Masses had gone insane from hyper-anomie, the worship of Corporate Profits and, the automation that it all rode on. The straight jacket of Anthem HAD to arise or mankind would be lost.

        It wasn’t the primitive battery and light bulb that frightened the Council but, the ghost of aggressive greed and willful ignorance that almost destroyed the Old World. They saw in the character, “Prometheus” the same excuses that encouraged human beings into destructive competition and the Race to the Bottom.

  65. Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    The Master speaks. If only his Western followers could understand. Amazingly, he speaks up for the West while the Pope cheers for our destruction. Ditto the contrast between Putin and Obama.


    • malthuss June 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

      If anyone knows about invasions and the importance of SECURE Borders, its him.

  66. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Obama most actively opposes the Rockefeller/Clinton group in US and is using the last months of his presidency for the geopolitical weakening of their allies in Europe and the Middle East.

    In particular the US ongoing operation of the Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria against ISIS is an attempt to eliminate their outposts, setup by Hillary, when she was Secretary of State.

    But it is also a blow against Turkey’s Erdogan with his neo-Ottoman sentiments. After all, the main strike force operations against the ISIS are the Americans Special Forces leading the Kurdish PKK, sworn enemy of Erdogan.

  67. elysianfield June 2, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    This very informative article was presented on Cold’s site in his “comments” section of his recent blog involving his new hobby.


    The article is a bit long, but well worth reading.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

      Hey, elysianfield, remember you’ve asked about Webster Tarpley?

      Well, just read his latest opus:


      This election cycle like a litmus paper showing everybody’s true colors.

      I guess Tarpley always was covering a left-wing-conspiratorial-minded flank for Hillary against Bushes – that’s how he makes his living.

      I was always curious why RT didn’t want to publish him, he always was trying to kiss up to Putin – now I know why.

      It’s amazing how Hillary-paid propagandists are always trying to portray Hillary and Obama on the same team – the reality is far from it.

      • elysianfield June 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

        As a product of the Soviet Educational system, I would like your opinion of Fred’s Column of this date. Do you see any parallels? We of the older generation can certainly relate to his description of College in the 60’s…should bring tears to our tired, old eyes.

        • elysianfield June 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

          Sorry, Fred’s link;


          Regarding Tarpley…I haven’t read him…I find that there is enough hell on earth brought about by stupidity, cupidity, greed, fear and loathing that conspiracies pale…he may be correct in his assumptions, but I cannot maintain interest in the mainstream offerings of moon landings, 911, Area 51, alien abductions with anal probes (Cold?)…by the way, do they have alien abductions (with probes) in your culture?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

      Makes you wonder who really paid for all that 911 truth movement, placing all guilt at the Bush doorstep.

    • Sticks-of-TNT June 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

      It was long and written in 2008, but a very worthwhile read. Real George Orwell stuff. Would love for the author (Naomi Klein) to write a 2016 “where we are now” update. Highly recommend.

      Thanks elysian!

  68. seawolf77 June 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    George Wallace won the South, not Nixon.

    • James Howard Kunstler June 3, 2016 at 9:26 am #

      The point is that the Democrats lost it after decades of depending on it.

  69. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    The real problem I see in US today is total lack of any cohesive anti-war movement, like you used to have in the 60s.

    Today Americans are much more concerned about a well-being of their bank and investments accounts, forgetting that any of your favorite banks and brokers are yet to open their offices in the Better World.

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    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

      There is a permanent war movement but they are just open border type fools. The same fools who voted for the war monger Obama. Tell them that they are on the same side as the Corporations and they will just look at you with open mouths. Tell them that open borders will lead to Civil War and they will just start singing John Lennon songs and Coca Cola commercial jingles.

      • malthuss June 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

        The moment that the media went from wall-to-wall coverage of the UCLA shooting to talking about Trump University lawsuits, it was clear they knew the shooter wasn’t White and it would be hushed up.

        UCLA shooter an Indian freak who Killed a smart White guy.[and a woman?]

        CNN is covering it sparsely today, but still pretending he’s a white American.

        Ashley Banfield at about 11 this morning said he was “from Minneapolis” and traveled to California “with 2 guns and several bullets.”

        • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

          Yes, I noticed that. What unspeakable hypocrites and swine. Only Trump dares to call it – and he’s willing to tell them right to their face.

  70. PeteAtomic June 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    The best thing to come out of this mess would be a pro-local, minarchist & antifederalist movement.

    Patrick Henry was right, damnit.

    • Sticks-of-TNT June 4, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

      I like your style!

  71. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    “The same fools who voted for the war monger Obama. ” == Janos

    Obama? A war monger? That shows a thorough lack of understanding of real politics – not the b.s. part you see on tv or on Alex Jones type of sites – on the side of American public.

    Obama stopped the WWIII a least 2 times (may be 3) – first in 2008 by not letting neither Hillary nor McCain to the red button and turning the Georgian conflict of 08.08.08 into a thermonuclear war, second time – in 2013 by refusing to bomb Assad Syria – and he was under a lot of pressure to do just that.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm #

      Well obviously he’s not really in charge. I mean look at him: would you let someone like that be in charge? Does he “feel” like a leader? “He” is encircling Russia with missile bases. “He” tried to take down Assad as if by accident.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 7:57 am #

        Obama is definitely not in complete charge, but he’s fighting tooth and nail to get there, a least over the US foreign policy. And he’s got very important leverages of the governance under his control – the Financial Control.

        In general, unfortunately, after the win in the Cold War US almost seized to be a Nation State and more became a territory under control of various political clans and trans-national corporations.

  72. FincaInTheMountains June 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

    Madame Secretary gone totally nuts today by mixing up in one package Putin and Kim Jong-un, so that viewers can not identify who was she talking about.

    Meanwhile, the election campaign has now really reached the level of elites, and elites in the United States are still versed in international politics a little better than the average citizen, and understand the difference between Russia and North Korea.

    Although I must say that the average American in these elections proved to be surprisingly strong, reasonable and informed creature, not without flaws, but not without common sense and quite poorly succumbing to brainwashing.

    Nevertheless, I still assume that those who decide to support a candidate, who defiantly throws to wastebasket court’s subpoenas and blatantly impedes the investigation, destroying evidence of her guilt, and lying as easy as breathing, still do not want combine into one package Russia and North Korea. And Hillary has united them into one package and criticized Trump, who wished successes to Japan and South Korea in the war with North Korea, if they manage to provoke it by conducting exercises on the border of North Korea, like they do all the time.

    Meanwhile, Trump really made a comprehensive program review of the entire American foreign policy after World War II and immediately after his speech Hillary Clinton and her aides criticized his program on its merits.

    But obviously realizing that this way she explains the program and thus making it more attractive, Hillary decided to pull the wool over everyone’s head and pretend that she and the US are in the fog, in which it is hard to see the difference between Russia and North Korea and the United States can attack Russia, pretending that it is North Korea.

  73. malthuss June 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm #


    Someone who lives in Atlanta and is a photographer, a few years ago started a photo series called “Forgotten Atlanta” documenting the run down, broken, destroyed, ruins that are left of some neighborhoods there.

    I was surprised by the quantity of places he found, and he told me that was just the tip of the iceberg.

    Here’s a link to some of his work if anyone’s interested.


  74. stelmosfire June 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    We can debate here all day, but you really should be getting your beans and root drops in about now in the NE. Weather is starting to heat up. Once it is over 55F at night the toms, squatch, peppers,and cukes go crazy!

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    • stelmosfire June 2, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

      The pears are poppin’ and the peaches and apples are not far behind! I hope I can keep the bugs in check.

      • sprawlcapital June 3, 2016 at 10:14 am #

        I rototilled yesterday, and hope to get the pepper and tomato plants in the ground today. I started the plants indoors from Fedco seeds in late March. I usually wait until about June 10 to plant beans; they like really warm soil.

        Fedco is a super source for seeds. Cheap and germination-tested.

        Writing from central Iowa, where the loss of every acre of our fantastic soil to sprawl “development” is a tragedy.

  75. Arn Varnold June 3, 2016 at 2:27 am #

    Joe Biden’s name keeps making noise in the background; this is troublesome because he’s a hawk and a Russophobe.
    Between Trump and Bernie; I don’t much care (prefer Bernie); but not Hillary or Biden.
    The Clintons are poison, IMO.

  76. sprawlcapital June 3, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    The Trump advisors and spokespersons whom i see on Fox and CNN are highly competent and articulate. I’m not saying I could vote for Trump, but if he listens to these people, and if they can curb his propensity to be, shall we say, erratic, his presidency could be better than a disaster.

  77. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    Karl Marx : A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism


    Phantom of the XIX century labor movement is haunting Europe. The employee and the employer are the enemies once again: one need to optimize costs by reducing social benefits, others call to the barricades.

    However, this time around French workers do not require a nine-hour working day and a ban on child labor, as in the XIX century, but the preservation of a six- or seven-hour day and a variety of privileges. But the degree of struggle is not much lower.

    In France, riots are going for several months now, clashes with police, thousands of demonstrations. Road closures, closed nuclear power plants, refineries blocked, gas waiting lines. The attempt to change the labor code sparked violent resistance, and it is not just the French habit of protests, and a sign of the emerging social conflict. The labor question, seemingly gone into oblivion, has returned with the vengeance.


  78. ozone June 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    “That was the week Hillary began to look like the candidate who fell off a truck wearing a Nixon mask. Email-gate is taking on the odor of Watergate — the main ingredient of which was not the dopey crime itself but the stonewalling around it. The State Department Inspector General’s report saying definitively, no, she was not “allowed” to use a private, unsecured email server validated Donald Trump’s juvenile name-calling of “Crooked Hillary.” ” — JHK

    But what was the intent?

    “The inspector general’s report is damning to Clinton. It refutes every defense she has offered to the allegation that she mishandled state secrets. It revealed an email that hadn’t been publicly made known showing Clinton’s state of mind. And it paints a picture of a self-isolated secretary of state stubbornly refusing to comply with federal law for venal reasons; she simply did not want to be held accountable for her official behavior.” — Judge Napolitano

    FOIA …Oh, that.


    • Sticks-of-TNT June 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

      Judge Andrew Napolitano for SCOTUS.


    • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm #


      Yes, “damning” indeed. Most people get the feeling that Hillary is capable of saying or doing anything if it suits her. The only problem is: Beltway Society protects and provides a nice cozy home for monsters like that… It does breed them, after all.

      So it really was not about getting caught but getting punished (consider Petraeus for example), and for that to happen Hillary would have wind up at the business end of the capital’s sociopathic calculus. Good news is: it looks like things are getting refactored – and not in her favor. Justice? Well, you can call it that if you like…


  79. Janos Skorenzy June 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Interesting list. The human is both weak and strong. Or as St Paul said, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” He’s talking about humility. The author says the religious kept their humanity better than any. The police and the military kept their humanity the least. Solzhenitsyn (whom Finc hates because he told the truth about the Jews) said something similar: that charter trumped muscle. Magnificent specimens would come in and you could watch them melt away into nothing in a few weeks. Strength of spirit sustains the body.

    What I Saw and Learned in the Kolyma Camps

    1. The extraordinary fragility of human nature, of civilization. A human being would turn into a beast after three weeks of hard work, cold, starvation and beatings.

    2. The cold was the principal means of corrupting the soul; in the Central Asian camps people must have held out longer — it was warmer there.

    3. I learned that friendship and solidarity never arise in difficult, truly severe conditions — when life is at stake. Friendship arises in difficult but bearable conditions (in the hospital, but not in the mine).

    4. I learned that spite is the last human emotion to survive. A starving man has only enough flesh to feel spite — he is indifferent to everything else.

    5. I learned the difference between prison, which strengthens character, and work camps, which corrupt the human soul.

    6. I learned that Stalin’s «triumphs» were possible because he slew innocent people: had there been an organized movement, even one-tenth in number, but organized, it would have swept Stalin away in two days.

    7. I learned that humans became human because they are physically stronger, tougher than any animal — no horse endures work in the Far North.

    8. I saw that the only group that retained a bit of their humanity, despite the starvation and abuse, were the religious, the sectarians, almost all of them — and the majority of the priests.

    9. The first ones to be corrupted, the most susceptible, are the party members and military men.

    10. I saw what a forcible argument a simple slap could be for an intellectual.

    11. That people distinguish between camp chiefs according to the power of their punches, to their enthusiasm for beatings.

    12. A beating is almost irresistible as an argument («Method number three»).

    13. I learned the truth about the preparations for the cryptic trials[1] from masters of the craft.

    14. I learned why in prison you get political news (arrests, etc.) sooner than on the outside.

    15. That prison (and camp) rumours[2] always turn out to be anything but slop.

    16. I learned that one can live on spite alone.

    17. I learned that one can live on indifference.

    18. I learned why a man lives neither on hope — there are no hopes at all, nor on will — what will?, but only on the instinct of self-preservation, the same as a tree, a rock, an animal.

    19. I’m proud that at the very beginning, back in 1937, I decided to never become a foreman if my decision could lead to another man’s death, if my will would be forced to serve the authorities oppressing other people, prisoners like myself.

    20. My body and spirit proved to be stronger in this great trial than I thought, and I am proud to have betrayed no one, to have sent no one to death nor to the camp, to have denounced no one.

    21. I’m proud to have made no requests until 1955[3].

    22. I saw the so called «Beria amnesty» there and then — it was something to see.

    23. I saw that women are more honest and selfless than men — there was not a single husband at Kolyma who came after his wife. But wives did come; many did (Faina Rabinovitch, Krivoshey’s wife)[4].

    24. I saw the amazing northerner families (civilians, former prisoners) with their letters to their «lawful husbands and wives» etc.

    25. I saw «the first Soviet Rockefellers», underground millionaires, and heard their confessions.

    26. I saw the hard laborers, and also the large E and B contingents, the Berlag camp.

    27. I learned that one can achieve a lot (a hospital, a work transfer), but at the risk of life — at the cost of a beating and the isolation cell cold.

    28. I saw an isolation cell carved out in rock, and spent one night in it myself.

    29. The lust for power, for unpunished murder is great — from big shots down to regular police operatives with rifles (Seroshapka[5] and his ilk).

    30. I learned the unrestrained Russian lust to denounce, to complain.

    31. I learned that world should be divided not into good and bad people but into cowards and non-cowards. 95% of cowards are capable of any meanness, lethal meanness, after light threatening.

    32. I am convinced: the camp is a negative experience — entirely. If one spent but an hour there — it would be an hour of moral corruption. The camp has never given anything to anyone — and never could. Everyone, both prisoners and civilians, are corrupted by the camp.

    33. In every region there was a work camp, there was one at every major construction site. Millions, tens of millions of prisoners.

    34. Repressions touched not only the ruling elite but all levels of society — in every village, at every plant, in every family either relatives or friends were repressed.

    35. I consider the best time of my life to be the months spent in the cell of Butyrki prison, where I managed to strengthen the spirit of those who were weak and where everyone spoke freely.

    36. I learned to «plan» one day ahead, no further.

    37. I learned that kingpins are not human.

    38. That there are no criminals at the camp, there are your present (and future) neighbors caught behind the line of the law and not those who crossed it.

    39. I learned how terrible the ego of a boy, of a youth is: better steal than ask. This and their boasting throws youth to the bottom.

    40. Women didn’t play a big role in my life — camp is the reason.

    41. The discernment of character is a useless ability — I am unable to change my ways for any scum that comes along.

    42. The last in the row, which are hated by everyone — by guards and inmates alike — are those dropping behind, the sick, the weak, those incapable of running in the cold.

    43. I learned what power is and what a man with a gun means.

    44. That the scale is shifted, and this is what is most typical in a work camp.

    45. That passing from a prisoner condition to civilian is very hard, and nearly impossible without a long adaptation period.

    46. That a writer must be a stranger — in the subjects he describes. And if he knows the matter well — he will write in such a way that no one would understand him.

    Translated by Dmitry Subbotin and Robert Denis.

    A New Book: Memoirs, Notebooks, Correspondence, Police Dossiers – Eksmo, 2004: 263-268.

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    • elysianfield June 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

      Solzhenitsyn has defined just how thin the veneer of civilization contains us. He defines human nature at its base. The Russians, hard people to the core in the 30’s, suffered greatly…many melted in weeks. History is replete with these lessons, yet Americans have never, in our century, truly felt the lash. It is not inconceivable that there will be many millions more unemployed, disenfranchised, and very pissed off people in this country with the next trigger point of the long emergency.

      Our minders in Washington understand the trajectory of our economy, they are not stupid. As they cannot change the trajectory, they can only prepare for the inevitable civil disorder…they have already, in 2010, curtailed the posse comitatus act…they have, for years been militarizing and up-armoring the civilian police. There is nothing sinister about their motives…the first order of Government is to maintain its existence, and to do so they must maintain order. Order will be maintained…at the point of a bayonet, if need be.

      I do not see a zombie apocalypse, but rather a collapse of our comfortable existence…the “zombies” of your nightmare will be your neighbors,(from close and afar) when issues of an existential nature are presented…as Solzhenitsyn well documented.

      History is not a teacher, but a punisher…Finc

      “We’ve paid for the ticket, now we are going to take the ride…” Hunter S Thompson (paraphrased)

  80. wpa_ccc June 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Hillary is still under FBI investigation. Things are changing fast. Anything is possible. Hillary is not exempt from prosecution. Bernie is still in the race to take her place.

    • Cold N. Holefield June 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

      What happens if Hillary winds the Democratic Nomination and then she’s indicted & prosecuted? Will it be Biden The Dems go with, or will they defer to Sanders, do you think?

      • Q. Shtik June 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

        What happens if Hillary [winds] the Democratic Nomination – Cold


        Verb: to wind

        To let go a huge fart amidst a large and unsuspecting gathering

        To massively cut the cheese

        • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 3:08 am #

          One of Anton LaVey’s disciples took the Greyhound to visit him. He hid an old cheese on the bus so it stank abominably. He proudly recited to LaVey’s the various reactions the people had to to the terrible smell. They both laughed with fiendish glee.

  81. capt spaulding June 3, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    The problem with being a moderate, is that I can see the points that both sides are trying to make. It’s the reason that the conservatives call me a commie rat, and the liberals call me a Nazi. There is an in-between area where things seem to fit together for me. On the one hand, I understand the threat that is presented by the oligarchs, and on the other hand, the threat that things like unlimited immigration presents. If someone says they’re a conservetive, you can pretty much know what they think. The same thing goes for liberals (which is not a dirty word no matter how successful the conservatives have been in making it one). It took them a long time but it worked.. If someone says they are one or the other , its pretty easy to spell out the things they believe in. It shouldn’t be so easy. There are things that make sense regardless of who is saying them. There is no single path to the truth. It’s complicated I know, but if you can force yourself to be logical, you can see that there is truth to both sides. You can pretty much see which sides most of the posters are on when you read their posts. It shouldn’t be so easy to do. Things are more complicated than that. Sorry to be so long winded, but I think it needed to be said.

    • elysianfield June 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

      Is your site name referencing a Marx Brothers movie character…or is it a coincidence?

  82. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    ‘Stab in the back’: Turkey responds fiercely to Germany’s ‘disgraceful’ Armenia genocide vote

    It is clear that recognition by the Germany of Turkish Genocide against Armenian people is a blow dealt by the alliance of Red and White Projects against the Black since the axis of Hillary and Merkel was until recently the embodiment of the Black Project and Trump supporters perceive everything to the contrary and are openly talking about the fact that Hillary and her supporters are essentially an occupational administration imposed on the United States by the European Union.

    Trump even said that it is necessary to dissolve NATO, as this organization makes Poland and the Baltic states the commanders of US and force America to serve their interests, while it should be the other way around.

    And Trump’s offer to send Hillary to prison is the part of the same plan to neutralize the Black Project as the vote in the Bundestag, which struck at the most sensitive and dangerous junction – Merkel, Clinton and Erdogan alliance in the destruction of Syria and reformatting of the Greater Middle East.

    That reformatting of the Greater Middle East does not have a definite military-strategic purpose (except for elimination of the Russian Navy bases in Tartus and Latakia), but more quasi-religious consideration dictated by the Neo-Cons understanding of the Apocalypse.

    The demarche by the Bundestag aims at replacement of Merkel, who after the defeat of Hillary is likely to become the head of the Party of War and the Black Project.

    • pequiste June 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

      The German government is either retarded or stupid or both.

      With this recognition of the Armenian genocide, the Germans have set themselves up for continued invasion by the Yzlamik and Afrikan hordes now only with Turkey clearly motivated to get even with the Germans.

      Erdogan will open the floodgates and try to get the 3-4 million “refugees” currently residing within the borders of Turkey, to migrate to Germany.

      The Turks will probably provide significantly increased cash resources, maps, train tickets, new-fangled luggage (the kind that has four wheels not two) Deutch phrasebooks, and contacts in Germany of Turkish expats willing to help the new Ottomans resettle in the former Federal Republic of Germany.

      When does Angela Merkel get her just reward from either patriotic Germans or patriotic Turks?

      She deserves to be flayed.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

        Well, again, the lack of understanding: he process of Islamisation of Europe is most likely underwritten by the Black Project – currently the alliance of Merkel, Clinton and Erdogan.

      • wpa_ccc June 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

        Immigration of refugees to Germany has been underway since 1945. The influx of refugees for decades has resulted in a strong labor union movement that provides a living wage for Germans, like what we had in the 50’s when only one person needed to work to provide housing and transporation and health care for the whole family, before Republicans started attacking unions.

        Germany became an economic powerhouse, thanks to those labor unions and those immigrants. Refugees and expellees who came immediately after World War II, German resettlers from Eastern Europe (“Aussiedler”), emigration of (West-)Germans, migration between East- and West Germany, foreign labor migrants and asylum seekers), they all helped Germany become a strong economic power, the strongest in Europe. Immigrants are good. Refugees are good.

        • wpa_ccc June 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

          Immigrants are good. Refugees are good.

          And Muslims are good, too, as the history of Europe has shown.

          “. . . we have underestimated the importance of 800 years of Islamic society and culture in Spain between the 8th and 15th centuries. The contribution of Muslim Spain to the preservation of classical learning during the Dark Ages, and to the first flowerings of the Renaissance, has long been recognised. But Islamic Spain was much more than a mere larder where Hellenistic knowledge was kept for later consumption by the emerging modern Western world. Not only did Muslim Spain gather and preserve the intellectual content of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation, it also interpreted and expanded upon that civilisation, and made a vital contribution of its own in so many fields of human endeavour – in science, astronomy, mathematics, algebra (itself an Arabic word), law, history, medicine, pharmacology, optics, agriculture, architecture, theology, music. Averroes and Avenzoor, like their counterparts Avicenna and Rhazes in the East, contributed to the study and practice of medicine in ways from which Europe benefited for centuries afterwards.”


          Asalaam waleikum.

          • pequiste June 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

            Conquest first – then conversion or dhimmitude, enslavement, or death (by beheading or crucifixion) for you kaffir.

            And your daughters will become hijab and burkha encased chattel for your Yzlamik overlords.

            Problem with you wpa-ccc, is you believe your own psychotic fantasies.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

            Terror in the Heartland. God has delivered you into our hands even as he did Elrond.


      • michael June 4, 2016 at 7:04 am #

        The discussion about immigration here in Germany has become fully irrational. Everyone knows that these immigrations levels are unsustainable:

        Each assylum recipient has the right to bring in family members (3 expected on average) and the family then qualifies for guaranteed minimum income (housing + cash). 1 million per year are expected,
        meaning we will add 4 million people per year. They will immediately receive social benefits, even if they never work. Scaled to the popuation of the US that is 10 times the level of immigration to the US per year.
        Yet there is a shortage of housing in many areas in Germany.

        Immigrants from terrorist occupied war zones cross the border with no identity checks (no papers even) and the interior minister states that there is no indication that terrorists are among the refugees.
        This is not what James Clapper or SACEUR (Supreme allied commander Europe) say. Meanwhile refugees have been linked to terrorist attacks performed or planned, some even living in refugee shelters. But no one calls the interior minister on his statements.

        According to CIA public statements we must assume that thousands of Isis infiltrators have travelled to Europe. With a fifth column of that size one can turn off the lights in Germany.
        We can get that information only from foreign sources, since the police forces here are forbidden to publish their threat assessments.

        The established parties (CDU/CSU=republicans, SPD=democrats)
        are falling in the polls and are nervous and behind the scenes are trying to packpedal from Merkels invitation to the refugees but will still openly criticize every country in Europe that does anything to reduce the flow of refugees (Macedonia, Hungary, Austria).

        The cost of the refugees to Germany is expected to be
        100 billion dollars til 2020.

        By comparison the European Union
        plans to spend 2 billion Euros till 2020 on the IT cloud initiative and 1 billion Euros on the quantum technology initiative. This is how they plan to catch up to the US in the IT technology sector.

        Yet the German navy has sent ships to the mediterranian with explicit orders to collect refugees and ferry them to the Greek island of Kos.

        We cannot make sense of what’s going on here and conspiracy theories flourish.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

          You cannot make sense of it? Isn’t it obvious? You’ve been betrayed. The EU and Islam are turning Europe over to Islam. It’s obviously been in the works for a long time, but the time table has been greatly accelerated. Back in the early part of the 20th century, a half Austrian/half Japanese nobleman wrote about the future people of Europe being Black and Arab. His name was Coudhoven-Kalergi and every year whoever moves Europe closer to this vision wins the prize named after him. Merkel was a winner I believe. In other words, the people of Europe are slated for genocide.

  83. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    In the event of Trump coming to power, who really respects Putin, relations between Russia and the United States probably will improve and may even become very friendly, but it will happen only after a very intense struggle, in which will compete the projects of scientific, technological and cultural development backed by the Nuclear Submarine Fleet, and not oil derricks competing against the printing press, backed by the Strategic Missile Forces as it was until recently.

    And Russia will have to simultaneously restore the church and science that recently objectively plays on the same team, this may prove to be more difficult task than restoring military-industrial complex.

    • pequiste June 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

      I’m thinking a Trump brand vodka – made from an old Russian recipied- taking both nations by storm should The Donald win.

      Vlad will want exclusive rights to Lada and ( resurrected) Zil (can’t make the fatuously wealthy automobile contraptions big enough – see the latest Caddy Escalade ) dealerships throughout the good ol’ USA. Throw in a solid Russky tractor marque for good measure.

      Happy motoring never ends Jim… it just seizes up.

  84. fodase June 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    Problem with you wpa-ccc, is you believe your own psychotic fantasies.

    key word ‘psychotic’

    wpa_ccc is an incorrigible adherent of the disgusting Left, look what they’re doing to supporters of Trump, physically accosting them

    my God, you democrats are living pieces of shit

    But your time is just about all ebbed out, and you know it

    Welcome President Trump!

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  85. wpa_ccc June 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    Problem with you wpa-ccc, is you believe your own psychotic fantasies. –pequiste

    I have had dozens of Muslim friends for over two decades now. Not a single beheading, not a single forced conversion, etc.

    Problem with you, pequiste, is you generalize from a few to cast aspersions on 1.6 billion Muslims… yet you have probably never worked with or socialized with Muslims. Just the fantasy of fear in your head, perhaps fed by right wing bigoted press focusing on the worst and ignoring the best.

    POP QUIZ: Several U.S. servicemen were killed this week. Was it ISIS or global climate change that killed them?

    Europeans will be fine living with and sharing with Muslims, as they did in the past. Muslims have much to offer.

    Perhaps you could learn something about yourself by partaking in some manner (you decide how) in Ramadan (June 5 to July 5)

    • pequiste June 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

      A nice – after sundown natch – BBQ with brats and beer?

    • michael June 4, 2016 at 7:34 am #

      With the new agreement Erdogan now controls who gets send to Germany. According to this
      reporta he sends predominantly sick and uneducated people.

      Certainly this is a reasonable strategy from his point of view: keep the
      productive ones and pawn off the problems on somebody else if you find someone dim enough to go for that deal.

      Some months before the flood of refugees arrived the health insurers in Germany stated that they have a surplus and could consider reducing premiums. Shortly after the arrival they revised this assessment to a
      shortfall of several billion Euros indicating that premiums will have to be raised. This indicates that the report might have some truth to it.

  86. fodase June 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    btw hillary is not going to be the nominee, there are almost daily revelations of her obvious lawbreaking

    the most recent being that she used the names of secret intel sources in her hacked emails

    she is busily digging her own grave, can’t even beat bernie

    when bernie beats her in california, that’s the final straw

    there will be a huge meeting with wasserman-schultz and the superdelegates to demand they find a cover story to get her out

    so….look for hillary to subtly begin to get sicker and sicker until she has to drop for health reasons

    the dems know she’s toast against the eminent Mr. Trump and that bernie at least has the vociferous support of the lefty populace

    hillary doesn’t, she’s just unlikeable

    and her slogan (fighting for us) – laffable, it’s like watching a geriatric campaign

    • wpa_ccc June 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

      “she’s just unlikeable” –fodase

      I’m liking Hillary more every day. She was repeating Trump’s words and getting lots of laughs.

      Trump said, “I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me…”

      Trump said: “I consult myself on foreign policy, ‘because I have a very good brain’ …”

      Hillary was hilarious… and Trump was diminished.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 7:43 am #

      “the most recent being that she used the names of secret intel sources in her hacked emails”

      She setup for failure, torture and murder by ISIS almost entire US intelligence network in the Middle East, including Ambassador Stevens.

  87. Frankiti June 3, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    “Over the last few days a hacker attack has been successfully thwarted
    The comment section is temporarily down
    because the hacker was loading malicious code on it.
    We’ll get it back up ASAP”

    I think this was a big misunderstanding, it was simplya bandwidth issue after janos and malthuss attempted to load pictures of themselves in their klan hoods… just their hoods.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

      My robes are SO White that it’s difficult to look at them sometimes. They shine like the sun. You naturally cower and cover your eyes, frightened by the weight of glory, both in terms of quantity and quality. My secret? Downey.

      • Frankiti June 4, 2016 at 6:55 am #

        I knew it couldn’t be Calgon…

  88. FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    Trump said, “I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me…” == wpa

    Yes, Trump was certainly exaggerating. Nobody knows more about ISIS than Hillary – their founding-mother and commander-in-chief.

    • wpa_ccc June 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      George W. Bush founded ISIS when he invaded Iraq and then threw all of Sadaam’s soldiers out of work. They are back at work now.

      Thanks, W. /s

      • FincaInTheMountains June 3, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

        Well, it remains to be investigated who Paul Bremer was really working for when he made that fatal decision. W fired his ass a year later, but the damage was already done.

        Hillary and Co demonstrated their ability to intercept the control of certain US security agencies and even the State Department.

        In August of 2008 they managed to take control over the special units of US Army stationed in Georgia (country, not US state) and use the moment when W was in China attending Olympics to start a war with Russia, with all chances of it becoming nuclear.

  89. tucsonspur June 4, 2016 at 3:32 am #

    It seems that in the political realm and elsewhere, neither Hillary nor Trump can “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”.

    He did shake up the world somewhat, and he made people love him.


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  90. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    Men, turn back! Something went wrong!!


  91. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Strategic Nuclear Deterrence Will Persist For the Foreseeable Future


    .. with its mobile launching platforms and more advanced antimissile defense penetration systems, closely approaching the creation of a maneuvering hypersonic warhead, Russia has a noticeable advantage over the United States in the field of land-based ICBMs.

    As for submarines with SLBMs, the United States currently has more balanced forces in this area, due to the application of the Ohio-class nuclear submarines with highly reliable Trident II missiles.

    Nevertheless, Russia has managed to be the first to create a strategic nuclear submarine of the fourth generation; three Project 955 Borei submarines are already in service. Therefore, for some time before the United States has designed the Ohio replacement—SSBN(X)—the situation may be brought to balance or move to the Russian side altogether.

    From a quantitative perspective, U.S. strategic aviation has a certain advantage over Russia’s. However, American aircraft are currently equipped noticeably more poorly: the operational range of the Russian Kh-101/Kh-102 cruise missiles already in service exceed their American analogues more than twice over, which guarantees that the Russian bombers will blow off their entire payload, from a secure distance, on any opponent.

    Summing up all the above, we may come to the only conclusion: nuclear weapon is still playing its main, positive role of deterring the world from global wars. What is more, the situation is not going to change in the foreseeable perspective—each step of the parties is followed by a quick response. Thus, as long as the United States develops its antimissile defense, Russia is going to develop ICBMs and warheads likely to penetrate this antimissile defense. The only beneficiaries in such a situation are weapons manufacturers, who will always have good financing.

    Therefore, all speculations and statements on the issue of nuclear war are either propagandistic or destructive—people simply do not understand what they are talking about.

    • JimInFlorida June 4, 2016 at 11:27 am #

      The only permanent deterrent to nuclear war is for Putin to be able to GUARANTEE that the ZOG-NATO billionaires WILL PAY FOR WW3 WITH THEIR LIVES. He should also be prepared proactively take out a dozen billionaires, as a warning shot, in the event Washington tries to foment some crisis that puts Russia in a strategically vulnerable position.

      Washington exists of, by, and for the plutocrats. Therefore, the plutocrats themselves are the most logical targets. Not the imperial war machine that serves them.

      Back in the Cold War era, Mutually Assured Destruction was an effective deterrent because nuclear war would destroy the labor resources that the ZOG elites depended on for their ill-gotten gains. *BUT*… if industry could be offshored to a safe place, and the labor resources rented (i.e. China and sweatshop countries), then the captive White populations of the U.S.and E.U. no longer matter! They are expendable. The MAD Doctrine no longer deters because the Elites expect to hide in their bunkers and then come out later to resume skimming the fruits of their Chinese and sweatshop workers.

      Thus, to save Western civilization from WW3, Putin is morally obligated to GUARANTEE the extermination of ZOG-NATO’s top billionaires, banksters, key political contributors, etc. He only has to shadow and target about 1000 such persons to achieve 110% deterrence. No weapon system can match the terror of a billionaire who know he CANNOT escape punishment! Thus, he will be VERY MOTIVATED to bribe the Feds to stop their imperial agitation.

      Now THAT is the ultimate deterrent and doesn’t depend on any other factor!

      • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

        Yes, they plot and plan with never a negative consequence. That needs to end.

        After the Armenian genocide, the Armenian diaspora plotted revenge for years – and succeeded in assassinating a number of the Turks who behind it. The Armenian American writer and comedian Eric Bogossian wrote a book about it.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

        How the hell he is supposed to do that without taking the entire Manhattan out?

        May be start here:

        The opening of the Pan-European railroad tunnel in Switzerland (and very roomy nuclear fallout shelter). Merkel, Hollande attended. I would not be surprised if Hillary flew there for a day. Black Project in all its glory.

        Caution: the following video may be harmful to your soul

        Bizarre Opening Ceremony For Gotthard Base Tunnel In Switzerland


        • JimInFlorida June 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

          Finca, it won’t require taking out Manhattan. Putin is not after buildings but, evil men in high places. The job of Putin’s elite assassin team will mainly center around 2-on-1 encounters with individual criminal elites.

          That may mean sabotaging their Lear Jets. Or, a precision missile that goes through the window of their swanky Manhattan apartment. Or divers who destroy their multi-million dollar yachts. Or sabotaging the elite bunkers. Or subtle measures that are beyond my imagination. The MOST important task for the assassin is to learn the routine of his target and always be ready to move in when Putin says to. The goal should be to exterminate at least 500 billionaires in a 3-hour time window if ZOG-NATO decides to Go For Broke. If events don’t stop immediately, then kill the rest. The NWO WILL SEIZE UP from lack of authority to operate or give orders to the ZOG Heads of State.

          The ZOG-NATO super elites can be analogized as the keystone of a classic archway. From the keystone hangs the NWO matrix that we all live in i.e. like a chandelier. The blocks of the arch itself are the global power centers that answer hierarchically to the billionaires and exist apart from the NWO matrix. Destroy the KEYSTONE and it ALL comes crashing down!

          It may be more efficient to wait until the billionaires and their enablers are all together in some WTO trade conference or place like Bohemian Grove, Davos, Riyadh, etc. BUT, when the lives of billions of human beings are in grave danger of being sacrificed for the NWO, the Russian Assassination Team must be prepared to do what it takes to eradicate the evil from the Earth. BETTER FOR THE BILLIONAIRES TO DIE THAN FOR BILLIONS TO DIE.

        • JimInFlorida June 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

          Finca, I watched the video. The very same malignant psychopathy that creates disturbing architecture is even more amplified in this insane “performance.” I’m even more outraged at all the preliminary studies, presentations, and authorities who signed off on this freak show! This didn’t just suddenly show up on its own!

          In elite circles, expressions of ugliness, shocking imagery, dissonance, post-death rot, anxiety, and overt worship of evil, are beautiful.

          Look at the audience in the stands; sitting silently while this performance shits all over them. Even after the Ceremony, nobody will demand that heads roll or bureaucrats to be sacked. They are terrified of being seen as Racist Sexist Xenophobe Homophobe Anti-Semitic Conservative Troglodytes who are too narrow-minded to appreciate Cutting Edge Avant Garde.

          At least Putin is working to restore Russia’s soul by reincorporating the old bonds of Orthodox Church and State. As for Switzerland and the E.U, maybe they deserve the Muslim Invasion as God’s Wrath, after all.

  92. wpa_ccc June 4, 2016 at 10:01 am #


    “The point is no one likes their boss, and Hillary, we need you to be our boss. We don’t want you to be but we need you to be, because if you aren’t, in a couple of years we will be eating grilled squirrel from a hole in the ground, with our children asking, ‘But why do we have to live like this, mommy?’ And we’ll have to respond, ‘We didn’t vote for the smart lady because of e-mails she sent from a different server.’ And the child will say, ‘What’s a server?’ And we’ll say, ‘I don’t know, I never (bleeping) knew, so shut up and eat your squirrel before King Trump comes back.’ Trevor!” –The Daily Show


    Do you know where your server lives, the one that sends your emails?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 10:38 am #

      Who the [bleep] thinks its about the [bleeping] server?

      Its about betrayal of US fighting men and women (and many other [bleeping] varieties of sex) abroad!

    • JimInFlorida June 4, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      I actually have an excellent boss and our mutual respect achieves far more than an adversarial relationship.

      This whole e-mail scandal is a Red Herring psy-op to distract from the REAL CRIMES done when Bill was in the White House. Crimes of which Hillary Rodan was involved in. The only thing that helps Hillary is the short attention spans and lack of political memory of her gullible followers.

      Hillary Rodan Clintonista is actually Dick Cheney with a wig and woman’s pantsuit.

      Amerika’s fall into Idiocracy has been in motion for decades now. A dead tree can stand for many years and even rot in place without falling! It will be Trump’s luck that the long dead tree falls while he’s in office and he gets blamed for killing the tree.

      • Q. Shtik June 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

        Crimes of which Hillary Rodan was involved in. – JimInFlorida


        Suggested re-wording of above sentence:

        Crimes in which Hillary Rodan was involved.


        Crimes which Hillary Rodan was involved in.

        • JimInFlorida June 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

          Thanks. I actually appreciate grammatical corrections or a better way of articulating an idea. Even so, I do have a weakness for epic metaphors and hyperbole!

  93. volodya June 4, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    So the media and Democrat supporters are blaming Trump for Democrat thugs at Trump rallies.

    I’m sure this thought occurred to other commenters, who in their darkest thoughts and private moments, caught themselves using campus-speech. So let’s use it and say it out loud but then we’ll wash out our mouths: doesn’t this deny “agency” to the pro-Democrat thugs?

    See, I’m confused. I thought Democrats were educated and enlightened. Aren’t they they the ones whose “agency” is never in doubt? Aren’t they the almighty arbiters of social norms, the enforcers of diversity and inclusion, the educrat rule makers, the makers of policy in the judiciary and civil service, the deciders of who uses what public washrooms?

    Yet what do we see? Portrayals of Democrat goons as mindless automatons with no ability to control themselves. Nope, Trump caused all this. Trump made Democrats show up at Trump rallies, wave Mexican flags and start beating Trump supporters.

    It seems now that bad behavior is excusable. You just blame the opponent.

    So, if Democrats are the rule-makers, does it follow that laying down beatings is now acceptable? What about abductions and killings? If violence is excusable, under what circumstances does it get a pass? How far can it go? How far do the ends justify the means? What about violent retaliation from Republicans? Just what are the rules?

    Maybe the almighty enlightened Democrats would care to talk down to us some more about this. I, for one, defer to their superiority. In my meekness and humbleness, I’d like to know more. At least as much as my limited capacity allows.

    • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      Hello Volodya!

      “So the media and Democrat supporters are blaming Trump for Democrat thugs at Trump rallies.”

      Funny stuff… AND… that’s how the crazy gets notched up.We’ve got a real escalation down-spiral in effect. Grab some popcorn and don’t leave out the butter.


    • ozone June 4, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      Hmmm, smacks of the build-up of ‘tensions’ in Maidan Square, doesn’t it? …Now we just have to wait and see who gets shot/sniped and who the blame will be pinned upon for pulling the trigger[s]. (Hey, it worked to ‘get things started’ there; I would suspect the ‘Murkin populace is even more gullible and suggestible due to teevee habituation.)
      Yep, brews and snacks… and a reasonable distance, are in order.

    • Florida Power June 4, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

      Well said V. I wonder if Trump is somehow funding these displays. No telling how many Reagan decorates are energized by it. Should the Mexican flags and BLM descend with similar antics upon Cleveland we may see a blowout beyond 1980. As WPA has helpfully pointed out there are still a lot of white people left in the USA.

  94. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Hillary herself did not know what the heck she was doing the day before yesterday when she attacked Trump, with her back turned to Sanders as “Her struggle” immediately went to folklore, the main consumer of which became the Sunders’ followers.

    On the Internet like a wildfire spreading this story:

    Coma Prank Aims To Curb Man’s Drinking

    After he passed out, friends sought to curb one man’s excessive drinking through pranking him that he’d been in a coma for 10 years.

    So, when Ray blacked out, his friends transported him to a space that resembled a hospital room.

    When Ray woke up, actors pretending to be medical professionals told Ray he had been in a coma for a decade.

    It is now 2023. You’ve been in a coma for the past 10 years.

    His friends went as far as to even produce a fake TV news report to make it more believable, featuring amusing updates, such as

    “President Hillary Clinton threatens a war with Canada, in the event that the country does not cease to provide asylum to the refugees from the United States, fleeing from compulsory health insurance, the mandatory part of which is sterilization.”


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  95. MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    @ BeanTownBill:

    RE | “You make no sense. I made a mistake by trying to joke around with a true paranoid. I won’t do that again. I feel sorry for you, unless you are a sock puppet as well. Now we can go our separate ways. Good luck, you’ll really need it with your mental condition.”-BTB.

    Bill, please don’t take anything that this person writes seriously when the issue is privacy, safety, security or civility. They only concern him (or her) when it suits ‘him’. Last year ‘he’ was *demanding* a bunch of personal info from me because the very thought that I wrote from personal experience infuriated ‘him’… Upshot: load of rubbish. Ignore it.

    Keep posting, it is appreciated. Cheers!

    • Cold N. Holefield June 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

      You’re a liar and a coward. I’ve responded more fully to you at my blog. If you aren’t the person responsible for threatening me, you’ll have no problem turning over your ISP activity to a Cyber Crime Unit, will you? You fit the profile of someone who would do it.

      • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

        @ ‘Cold N. Holefield’;

        Okay, well… thanks for the tantrum. You do realize that CFN is ARCHIVED right?

        RE | “You’re a liar and a coward.”

        This was you *demanding* that I publish personal information for your sake after *threatening* to “expose” me:


        “Until your credentials can be validated and verified, you have none. I stand by what I said earlier, and I’d be more than happy to blow it wide open if that’s the road you want to travel. It’s you who would be on the hook legally if you’re making it up. I’m covered so long as you hide your real life identity and yet make claims of credentialed experience. Once you provide us details of who you are and what you did, details that can be validated, then I will believe you are more than just a silly name with opinions. Respect the unwritten rules and sentiment of anonymity.”-‘hole, 2/1/2015.


        And this was my response:

        “You responded by threatening to “expose” me, which was incredibly stupid. You moved from some petty tempest-in-a-teapot stuff online to threatening to a) de-anonymize me somehow and b) publish personal information about me worldwide.

        Somehow, I have to think (for your sake) that you didn’t think that through. Because if you did manage to de-anonymize me (non-trivial) and then research my military credentials, you would discover that I’m more than qualified to make every comment I’ve ever made on CFN… And that’s just the stuff that’s researchable by someone from the outside or lower down.

        The best thing for you to do in that instance is check my DD214 (both pages), take a peek at my stats and then proceed to STFU and ignore me from here on out.

        See, the problem with going a step further than this is that it exposes you to legal… ‘issues’. I would have no choice but to get involved with you through intermediaries, etc. But that’s not all… In the process of posting my information (whether real or made up) you would attract the attention of certain friends and associates, and I don’t know what they would do, nor will I be held accountable. They will act independently, without hint or warning. This might be uncomfortable for you.

        Once again, this is simply a request for you to really think about what you’re saying to people, and how you’re saying it. I’m doing this for your sake. If it’s just a bunch of blog-writer hooey that doesn’t have real-world *tangible* implications, have at it. I have a very thick skin and, frankly I don’t give a damn.

        “Anonymity on the internet precludes real-life credentials. If you prefer to remain anonymous, then you don’t get to claim real-life accomplishments and expertise, at least not if you’re deferring to said unvalidated authority to support your argument. Janos may be many things to many people, but one thing he doesn’t do is claim real-life authority and credentials.”-hole.

        Janos doesn’t because he can’t, and neither can you apparently. That much is clear. You don’t seem to understand that there are people in the world that read, listen, think and analyze. They’re not just breathlessly waiting for their turn to speak, heedless of details and context. What this means is that people can figure out a lot about by *listening* and analyzing what you say, and don’t.

        Regarding anonymity, the US and UK are run by people who do not respect opinions, narratives, questions or facts that run counter to theirs. Wake up. It’s not a free country. Anonymizing is a way of lowering exposure to all the gutter-snipe flunky BS that would otherwise be leveled at whoever dissents (directly or not).

        Regarding ‘validation’; I don’t stand on my claimed back-ground. I do cite other reputable sources – generally in easy-access link form – so that readers don’t have to take my word for it. Unlike certain struggling bloggers who rarely if ever cite other sources, and whose only links are to their own beleaguered time/money sinkhole in the internet…

        “Q. Shtik gets personal, but he doesn’t use his personal revelations as authority in an argument or debate, but rather he uses it as entertainment or what I perceive as entertainment.”-hole.

        Q can be brusque and opinionated, but I see him (or her) doing the community a service. I have already expressed my appreciation to Q for doing that. This has nothing to do with Q. You’re mentioning Q in a desperate attempt to garner support.”-MisterDarling.


        TO INTERESTED BYSTANDERS: this was an interesting exchange because it revealed an interesting collaborative link between The Hol’ster and ‘Janos’, just as we see curious collaborations form between ‘Janos’ and ‘WPAC/Rugman/Assoka’… Check it out in the CFN Archive back on 1 FEB 2015.


        Lastly, Regarding This: “I’ve responded more fully to you at my blog. If you aren’t the person responsible for threatening me, you’ll have no problem turning over your ISP activity to a Cyber Crime Unit, will you? You fit the profile of someone who would do it.”-the hole-ster…

        I’m thoroughly not surprised that you managed to piss-off some whacko on the internet to such and an extent that they’re threatening you. Usually it’s you threatening other people if they don’t agree with you. Irony abounds. Of course, that would never be me making threats because I never visit your blog-site. Why would I?

        Nothing you’ve ever written has impressed me enough to make the trek to the backyard of the internet, just to see what The Hol’ster’s up to with his little internet pals. I have work, family and an interesting life to keep up with. It’s just not worth it.


  96. MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    @ Frankiti:

    “Damn doomers here don’t even know that they are in the fall. They’re waiting for explosions and fire while they die from the smoke. Posers.”-frankiti.

    Imagine this if you will: You are a building inspector, you conduct a thorough top-to-bottom inspection of a 5-story mixed-use structure situated in a dense urban area. When you are finished you quietly, calmly but above all *quickly* exit the building and get a stiff drink at the bar across the street. Why? Because you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that nothing is holding that building up.

    Would you: A) Send in a team of construction people to try to prevent a collapse without alerting any residents or businesses – so as to avoid ‘inconveniencing’ the property owners? B) Evacuate the building first, then attempt option A? or C) Evacuate the area and demolish the building as a clear and present danger to everyone in a 500-ft. radius?

    OR, would you say “fuck it! Let the chips fall where they may” and leave it to someone else. . . It’s pretty much a given that these “posers” won’t outlive their supply of adult diapers.


  97. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    US Asks Russia to spare al-Qaida in Syria

    Russia’s foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups.


    That is really becoming [bleeping] insane. In conjunction with this article in Russian press:

    Militants “Dzhebhat en-Nusra” shelled Aleppo, killing more than 40 people

    It suggests that the Party of War in the United States is now openly fighting on the side of the terrorists, helping them to avoid preemptive strikes on the eve of a major offensive.

    • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm #


      You are aware that the a large American Military contingent is firmly against the State Department’s backing of supposedly ‘instrumental’ Islamic Extremists, right?


      That’s Tulsi Gabbard speaking: Veteran Soldier (2 combat tours) and running-mate of Mr. Sanders.

      [By the way, I found it interesting that one of CFN’s resident frauds repeatedly referred to veterans as “moochers” while vociferously supporting Bernie’s campaign from the other side of his/her/its mouth… Very telling. Operator: your sock-puppet has a hole in it]


  98. MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    @ Frankiti:

    “Well I suppose my point is that, ironically, Kristol is doing more to fuel antisemitism than Trump ever has. He embodies and manifests all the fears, canards, and stereotypes involving neocons, cabals, misplaced loyalties, manipulations, duplicitousness and connivery that every and any antisemite could dream up. Trump strikes fear because he is what we all know; the reality that this country was built by the WASP for the WASP and all the ‘nation of immigrants and stronger because of it’ hogwash is a myth next to that loathsome fact.”-f.

    The NeoCon agenda et al., the Wolfowitz Doctrine and the IMF’s vaunted push for privatizing everything have been the bane of humanity. They managed to capsize a civilization that was not slated for collapse. Immigration was a tool for them – for making ‘expensive’ labor in developed nations more “flexible”.

    The whole “nation of immigrants” thing gets wheeled out to stir up inappropriate comparisons & sentiment – it worked so well it FUBAR’d the labor-force so that their discretionary income collapsed, thus collapsing demand for the offshore trade fueling the economic “miracle” of China and India.[*]

    Of course now that things are locked in even the IMF admits they’ve been doing it wrong all this time:



    “When the tide goes out…” &c.



    [*] But don’t bother explaining that to the sock-puppets and the idiots operating them. Thanks to their masters we’re entering an era when actions speak much louder than words, and well-reasoned, rational discourse gets moved aside.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

      The Olympics are going to feature a “refugee team” this year. Absolutely despicable Globalist propaganda.

  99. FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Clinton IT aide Pagliano took a Fifth allowing him not to testify against himself in the case of Hillary server, but when he was presented with some other case in connection with Hillary Clinton, he made a deal with the Department of Justice, giving a testimony in exchange for the promise of the prosecutor’s office not to ask for too heavy punishment.

    And now DJ wants to put a squeeze on the first case on the principle it’s either all covered by a plea deal, or no deal at all. In theory this could mean that the Hillary arrest is imminent.


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    • beantownbill. June 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

      I would be astounded if Hillary gets arrested.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

        Well what else there is remaining? She doesn’t seem to be planning to quit, does she?

        Chinese under the Russian nuclear umbrella already tested all the blows and whistles of the alternative financial system, its all ready to go and just on hold pending US presidential election.

        How it will all go depends on who is going to be in the White House, but one way or another it’s going live.

        No wonder Chinese lately seem to conduct non-stop military exercises one after another.

        • Q. Shtik June 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

          all the blows and whistles – Finca


          I was 17 when I got my first bell job.

  100. Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    Blacks attack Asian jewelry store machetes. The Asians fight back with pipes and acid. It could have been any city in America except it was in Canada.


    Blacks don’t get any jewelry but one does get acid in the face. Justice. Meanwhile in Spain, big mouth pro “refugee” guy get pushed in front of a train by one of them for no apparent reason. He lived and is probably going to be like Steven J Hawking or Captain Pike. Cold Justice. Just ice.

    • malthuss June 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

      Was the thrill killing in Sweden? he was a newly wed spainiard, if I recall.

  101. fodase June 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    ….Janos, just like the “pro-refugee” numbskull in Germany who was literally stabbed in the back by a group of Arab invader illegals.

    he only expressed his “sadness” after the fact.

    meet you in Coolidge Square at 4 p.m. tomorrow, bro.


  102. fodase June 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Janos, BTW the Captain Pike reference…….LOL gorgeous!

    The original Star Trek series is so superior to the junk remakes.

    The technicians on the original series actually used pencil erasers to get the effect of bodies disappearing in the Transporter Room when being beamed up or down.

    They didn’t have money in the budget for special effects so they resorted to that……brilliant Trumpian move.


    • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

      Yes, I still love it. The Enterprise met many higher Races – some of whom chose to live simply. Imagine traveling all over the galaxy for millennia and then just retiring to your home planet, realizing that the next mystery was within.

  103. MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    @ Brother Jobe:

    RE | “JHK has really fallen down the rabbit hole if he thinks women declared war on men in the 70s. Equal pay for equal work, equality when applying for job or mortgages? That is not war.”-BroJobe.

    My sense of it was that JHK was referring to that earlier, more rabid phase of the Women’s Rights Movement: you remember the ‘SCUM Manifesto’, yes?

    I do however agree with you insofar as demanding the right to be a free and self-determinant person before the law and in the work-place is not war In the Western European cultural context, it is simply part of the struggle to undo the damage of imported Levantine cultural rubbish, to be brutally frank.

    Historically, Celtic/Nordic/Germanic/Hellenic societies did not restrict a woman’s ability to be a decider of her own affairs to the extent that the Levantines did. That was something swept in on the tide of Roman conquest, and to a very great extent moved no farther north than the limit of Roman conquest: specifically Rhine River Valley.

    A true story to illustrate my point: A good friend and I took our families on a road-trip from German Bavaria to French Burgundy. Within a dozen kilometers of crossing the Rhine our conversation slowed awkwardly as we started noticing the women and the way they walked, moved, dressed. It took us a minute to figure out what was going on and naturally we laughed our butts off at ourselves, but it underscored how deeply the Romans and especially their cultural tag-alongs impacted European behavior.

    The point is that the idea that restricting the freedoms of women is “natural” and ‘deeply rooted’ in time-tested pragmatism is false. We (people of Western European culture and like-minded others) did great without restricting women and breaking their spirit at every turn – that was an imposition that deprived European Culture of competitive resources and vitality, thus retarding its growth.

    By the way, I arrived at this point of view through observing women perform to a high standard as soldiers, carpenters, equipment operators – through real experience and verified results in other words – not from fluffy assertions from the pulpit or an ivory tower. I write this because It seems absurd to me that a society willfully denies itself skilled labor and resources because of some self-serving idea based on feelings of insecurity.

    Lastly, the counter-examples are societies which enforce total control over women, like the Pashtuns of Afghanistan and Pakistan. How are well are the Pashtuns doing? In the big picture not well at all considering that they are probably the descendants of the ancient Scythian tribes that harassed the Greeks [*], that subsequently got pushed off the northern steppes by westward push of the Turkic-speaking peoples, and then out of the more productive northern pastures by the Mongols. Where they are now – the Hindu Kush – is not desirable real estate, which is part of the reason that they manage to hang onto it. They’ve backed themselves into a geopolitical corner. Basically, their ‘homeland’ is a sewer… for them.

    Good job Pashtun Culture! Way to thrive! As I see it, their historic trajectory tracks that of every other culture that overly determines individual freedom and ‘agency’: lack of competitiveness and over time loss of strategic options and eventually, catastrophe.

    The take-away lesson for people who may have input in a surviving future community is that it doesn’t pay to suppress _merit_ regardless of where and in whom it resides.



    [*] Citing ‘Afghanistan: A Military History’, Stephen Tanner.

    • Q. Shtik June 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

      The take-away lesson for people who may have input in a surviving future community is that it doesn’t pay to suppress _merit_ regardless of where and in whom it resides. – MD


      So you have no problem with Hillary as President rather than the baker of cookies?

      • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 7:19 pm #


        I used the word “merit” didn’t I? That would pretty much eliminate Hillary from my shortlist for anything but a job cleaning public toilets in Shanghai.


    • UnstoppableFarceImmovableAbject June 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

      Does not the fact that Pashtuns have outlasted/outcompeted external threats to their culture for millenia count for anything?

      Seems the sharp insights in your comment harbor a sort of fallacious progressivism bias. Not to say that cutural oppression for the sake of stability or longevity is excusable in any sense.

      I only ask because, arguably, past a few basic social/societal improvements in equality and etc., achieving highly competitive and “advanced” civilization leads to collapse and extinction within centuries, not millenia. Too many dead, advanced cultures to name. Competition is overweighted in your assessment.

      • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

        @ Unstoppable,

        RE | “Does not the fact that Pashtuns have outlasted/outcompeted external threats to their culture for millenia count for anything?”

        But they haven’t outlasted/outcompeted external threats. They’ve been incrementally removed from the main floor of History like that bizarre, mumbling, bumbling character in ‘Office Space’. At this point they’re still scrambling for (figurative) pencils next to the building HVAC control panel.

        • UnstoppableFarceImmovableAbject June 4, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

          MD, thanks for the favor of a reply.
          I think of Orlov’s Communities that Abide writing when considering your examples. Perhaps you can contrast or compare your thoughts in that vein of reasoning; that is, if you’re familiar with the analysis and find merit in his perspective.
          Back to your thoughts about the Pashtun:
          “They’ve been incrementally removed from the main floor of History like that bizarre, mumbling, bumbling character in ‘Office Space’.” —
          Interesting frame of the Pashtun’s historic cultural ambitions, but I’m not sure they ever desired to climb the civilizational ladder Westerner’s designed for them, so characterizing their trajectory in this manner is erroneous.

          That said, please point to a culture that has risen to the idealized level of social equity standards and form(s) of meritorious-competitive-advancement (caveat: technological and not overly complex) you suggest as superior. America especially has achieved no such standard.

          Absent technology and its ensuing evolution, and only by standing upon an edifice of brutal conquest and the exploitation of hard-to-steal material resources (complexity by definition), I submit that equality between the sexes, at least in terms of the conduct of war, is impossible. In a world made by hand, men dominate, ideal or not.

          Lest someone here could provide an example of how women could have fought side-by-side and against men on a battlefield in ANY war Vietnam, the idea that Western Culture has advanced based on the virtue of it’s merely recycled and re-packaged dead-culture ideologies wears thin. Only today’s complex technology enables women to occupy military positions necessarily held only by physically capable men in wars past.

          • UnstoppableFarceImmovableAbject June 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

            ANY war *pre-Vietnam

      • MisterDarling June 4, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

        @ Unstoppable:

        RE | “I only ask because, arguably, past a few basic social/societal improvements in equality and etc., achieving highly competitive and “advanced” civilization leads to collapse and extinction within centuries, not millenia. Too many dead, advanced cultures to name. Competition is overweighted in your assessment.”

        This observation has merit in that it is accurate when the complexity of a society is the determinant factor, It is not the case when sexual equality and egalitarianism is.

        Recall that the pagan Celts – which at one point formed a swathe of localized subcultures from Ireland to Anatolia – granted enormous standing to women, and they thrived (to some extent still does) for millennia.

        Example: under Brehon Law if a husband’s household wealth was less than his wife’s, the wife was in charge of the household henceforth.


        • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

          Yet Celtic Culture is gone and the Celts are going. Meanwhile the Pashtun are going strong. And as Muslims, they are part of something much bigger than themselves alone.

          As Europeans “develop” they lose all clan and extended family. Then they begin to lose nuclear family as well, the end goal being a single mother married to the State. Such “development” is really just degradation made possible by technology. It need not have been, but that’s how our Elite wanted it to be.

  104. tucsonspur June 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm #


    “Back in the Cold War era, Mutually Assured Destruction was an effective deterrent because nuclear war would destroy the labor resources that the ZOG elites depended on for their ill-gotten gains. *BUT*… if industry could be offshored to a safe place, and the labor resources rented (i.e. China and sweatshop countries), then the captive White populations of the U.S. and E.U. no longer matter! They are expendable. The MAD Doctrine no longer deters because the Elites expect to hide in their bunkers and then come out later to resume skimming the fruits of their Chinese and sweatshop workers.”

    Will they buy cheap sweatshop clothes?
    Will the Elites party like it was 2099 and then die of radiation poisoning? Will they don radiation suits and emigrate to a country of their choice, importing Chinese products there? What will be left?

    Or, will it make better sense to leave the country before it’s nuked into annihilation, taking their ill-gotten gains, and then partying like it was 2099? But why?

    This is what must happen before it’s too late: A US Chinese alliance to annihilate Russia, with the judicious use of nukes and an invasion of countless Chinese hordes. Then, in an elaborate, gigantic, global double-cross, secret forces created by Russian oligarchs counterattack the Chinese split forces along with the US, thus eliminating the Chinese energy drain.

    American and Russian elites leave intact enough of a Chinese labor base to use at their discretion. Of course, even on the American and Russian sides there is vast population pressure relief. Everybody’s happy.

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    • FincaInTheMountains June 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

      Sounds like a plan… Sick to the core, and totally [bleeping] [bleeped] up

  105. ozone June 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    Hey, fuck[w]it,
    Your handlers at the NED called you home after “mission accomplished” in Brazil? …And before your neighbors tumbled to who you really were? *That* could have been interesting. Where to next, Provocatuer? (Let us know, we’ll be sure to stay the hell away.)

    • Janos Skorenzy June 4, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

      He’s the hero plumber in the movie Brazil. He cleans out sludge like you who clog up the Pipes so that the Water of Life can flow.

      • malthuss June 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

        I found this and thought of you—Just watched Ridley Scott’s ”Exodus”.
        What utter rubbish and total Zionist propaganda.
        The Israelite slaves built the pyramids? There were NO israelites in 27century BC Egypt. The Egyptians had Nubian slaves (blacks from the Nile Delta, Horn of Africa) but NOT Israelites at this juncture.
        And why do the Israelis and Egyptians have light hair and eyes? Have they not seen the THOUSANDS of paintings and hieroglyphics depicting what the ancient Egyptians looked like? They’d have been complected as I am or darker, and would not have had blue eyes (nor spray-on tans) due to the fact blue eyes at this juncture were only present between the Black sea and Iran.

        They were certainly caucasian but did NOT look like Brits or

  106. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    “Its about betrayal of US fighting men and women abroad!” == me

    Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on Hillary Clinton Revelations: ‘Identities of These Operatives at Risk’


    Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, a key member of the Communications and Technology subcommittee, said that Hillary Clinton put the identities of American operatives at risk when she exposed their names on her private email server.

  107. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    Dances with Baphomet

    The mask has been torn away

    Actually, they have been torn away 3 days ago, during the opening of the trans-European tunnel where European bureaucracy staged dances with Baphomet.


    And here it is now:

    Russia to Germany is no longer a partner but a rival. The corresponding definition was included in the updated version of the so-called “White Book” – a document for senior management, dedicated to security policies and threats to the state. This writes Die Welt.

    As justification, Berlin points to Moscow’s actions aimed at “using force to ensure their interests” in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine, “a violation of international law”, “unilateral change of borders”.

    In Slovenia, Germany initiated the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and now has just funded Hillary Clinton (see Clinton Cash) and organized her attempted coup in the United States, Germany forced Ukraine to clearly provocative EU Association Agreement, because of which riots broke out in the Ukraine.

    Germany gave Yanukovych security guarantees in exchange for a promise not to use force, and it was first to break their own word, by funding the right sector. Germany after the fall of Malaysian Boeing pioneered sectoral sanctions against Russia, those who have caused significant damage to the Russian economy, in contrast to Obama’s sanctions, which were declarative and even decorative.

    Also in the final stages of restructuring of the USSR Kohl recruited Gorbachev from Thatcher, so Thatcher refused to see the spotted Judas, which means that Germany has actually directed the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    And Germany did not pay Russian reparations for the enormous damage that it has caused in the course of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45!

    So, let Germany goes and [bleep] itself with all its Gloomy Teutonic Genius and sooo last century Baphomet! Time to implement American Morgenthau Plan!!


  108. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

    Bernie or bust!

    Passions are high not only on the Internet, but also in real life. For example supporters of Bernie Sanders are going to make a scandal at the convention, accusing the party bureaucracy in forging the results of the primaries and if Hillary will get the nomination, begin the process of deregistration Democratic Party, whose leadership is captured by criminals and fraudsters, and start recording a completely new democratic party in which corruption will not be as apparent.

    They believe that for Bernie Sanders got support of the vast majority of Democrats and independents, and Hillary do not support more than 10 percent of voters. They say they will not vote for Hillary even if she gets the nomination and need to Bernie announced his candidacy as an independent candidate. In theory, this means automatic defeat of Hillary in the general election (if she will be forced to play fair) and the election of Trump.

    And Bernie Sanders says that he has rather limited influence in these maters, and uses this as a pretext for denying reining them in. Or perhaps he pretends to have limited impact, but in fact completely with them in solidarity, but does not want to prematurely break up with the party bureaucrats who sincerely believe Hillary Clinton, but are not members of a criminal organization established by her. And it may very well be that the time has come:

    Sanders campaign accuses Puerto Rico Dem officials of fraud



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