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Interestingly, The New York Times didn’t even report the story (nor The WashPo, nor CNN, nor MSNBC). Since their “Russia Collusion” narrative is foundering, they can’t tolerate any suggestion that their Avenging Angel of Impeachment, Mr. Mueller, is less than the sanctified plain dealer he affects to be. Judge Sullivan kept his own counsel all weekend. The next scheduled chapter in the story is Gen. Flynn’s sentencing this Tuesday. It would be a surprise if the Judge does not observe that Mr. Mueller has acted in contempt of court. Ditto if the charge against Gen. Flynn is not thrown out. After all, the main articles of evidence against him apparently don’t exist.

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Readers may wonder: why am I so concerned with these shenanigans among the FBI, the DOJ and Intel Community when there is that other elephant in the room, viz: Mr. Trump, the Golden Golem of Greatness, the awkward, embarrassing, childish fellow dishonoring the Oval Office? Because the actions of his antagonists are much more dangerous to the public interest than the oafish president. Elected officials come and go, but when America chucks the rule of law on the old garbage barge, this will cease to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. It will be a land of cringing cravens waiting in terror for the iron fist to smack them down like bugs.

Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec 18, some of the questions raised here will be answered, and I’ll add an addendum afterward. But there are many other forces in play right now on a world scene that is each day becoming more fraught with intimations of upsetting the current order of things. The West is enduring paroxysms of political uproar and disenchantment. China is more opaque politically, but its financial disorder is plain to see. And finally, there is the question of markets and banking, with their entwined fates heading in a bad direction. Of his many blunders, the worst for his own political survival was Mr. Trump taking ownership of the “greatest economy ever.” Stocks, bonds, and commodities are all wobbling at once, and approaching the event horizon where there is no floor under the price of anything. That will not make America great in the Trumpian sense, but it will be another opening for the long-awaited return of reality to a society where, for a long time, now, anything goes and nothing matters.

Update Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

A mystifying scene being reported from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s DC courtroom today where Gen. Michael Flynn appeared for sentencing this morning on one count of lying to the FBI. Judge Sullivan gave Gen. Flynn and his lawyers an opportunity to change his guilty plea. They declined. The judge emphasized the “serious nature” of the charge and off-handedly suggested a charge of treason might have been more appropriate, hinting that Gen. Flynn might receive jail time instead of the recommended “no jail” in Mr. Mueller’s sentencing submission. The judge then called a recess so that Flynn and his attorneys could confab. When Judge Sullivan returned, he apologized to Flynn for suggesting Flynn was liable to a treason charge. The judge indicated he might have misunderstood something about the dates in question. Yesterday, charges were filed in a Virginia federal court against two characters who worked with Gen. Flynn as consultants to Turkey in 2016. They had failed register as foreign agents. Apparently today’s sentencing was used by Mueller’s prosecution team to squeeze more information from Flynn in that pending Turkey case. Finally, Judge Sullivan postponed the sentencing pending General Flynn’s further cooperation with government prosecutors. Mueller and Flynn’s attorney’s were told to file a “status report” by March 13,2019.

I won’t pretend that I know what to make of this. The simplest explanation is that Judge Sullivan was persuaded somehow that Gen. Flynn required more squeezing in order to perform better as a government witness. I have two provisional conclusions: 1) the country is being destroyed by lawyers as a general proposition; and 2) that this blatantly political prosecution is part of a larger scandal so colossal it makes Watergate look like a parking infraction. Is Gen. Flynn America’s Dreyfus?

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731 Responses to “Fatal Over-reach”

  1. Georges1202 December 17, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    Damn, I really used to look forward to the (then) weekly Clusterfucks. Jim used to write about topics that really mattered instead of this endless prattle about Mueller, the FBI, etc. etc. ad nauseum when the most God-Awful monstrosity ever to rise above the office of dog-catcher continues his Reign of Terror.


    • JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 10:03 am #

      Shit is what your comment is.

      Read JHK closely, his comment is that the invalidation of the judicial and intelligence community is more important, IMHO, magnitudes of Order more important than your hatred of Trump. The basis of the Constitution is unraveling as people no longer have to follow the law, laws are not being created by Congress and the J and I elements are doing whatever suits them in the power vacuum. Trump was legally elected, you probably think it is okay that the Dems can just fire him with a bunch of Trumped up changes. JHK is right, the Mueller adventure is just about over with no real results. Jeff Sessions should be jailed for treason against the US. The Dems are going to go apeshit in January trying to cook up a case against Trump which two years of Mueller has been unable to come up with. The Constitution hangs in the balance during the next year.

      The Dems do not give a damn about the Constitution in their inerring drive towards a one party system and the Communism they so dearly want. If the US ever gets its head screwed on right, the first people prosecuted and jailed should be the White communists in the Democratic Party.

      • Epicur December 18, 2018 at 8:48 am #

        @ JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 10:03 am

        “The basis of the Constitution is unraveling…”

        IMO it was unraveled long ago, all they are doing now is pulling off the fig leaves to reveal the reality underneath.

    • shotho December 17, 2018 at 10:12 am #

      Well, Georges, do you really think the destruction of the rule of law and the very stability of the global financial system is more important than the “god-awful monstrosity”, who can and will be voted out of office in two years if he even runs again?

      • draupnir December 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

        CNN and that bunch have got people whipped into such a frenzy, I believe yes is the answer to that question. My mother cries about Trump. A religious person, I’ve never known her to hate anyone, but she hates Trump. Nearly blind and unable to read anymore, she listens to the spewing propaganda all day and half the night and gets herself all worked up. I can’t think it’s good for her. She’s going to have a stroke or a heart attack over this, but though she’ll watch other things occasionally, she is drawn back to the screeching harpies at CNN like an addiction.. She has reached the conclusion that the end justifies the means, and that getting Trump out must be the number one priority of this country. She’s rabid, and I’m frankly alarmed. How many more like her are out there?

        • Tate December 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

          TDS. Trump Derangement Syndrome. It afflicts both the young & the old. Peeps keep getting reinfected by the Natural Disease Reservoirs of CNN, the NYT, Washpo, et al.

          The object of the NDR #Resistance’s hatred is not Trump per se, but us Deplorables who voted for him. All that hatred has been focused in the person of Trump, but he is just the symbol of their enmity for us Fly-over dirt people.

          We knew this from long before Trump was elected. That’s why we voted for him. He was the expression of our disdain for the opinions of the Opinion-makers. He was the Big Fuck-you Flip-off gesture to our “Betters.”

        • Majella December 17, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

          Draupnir –

          “She’s rabid, and I’m frankly alarmed. How many more like her are out there?”

          Funny, my own mother, 82 religious also but otherwise of sound mind, thinks Trump was the only answer in 2016, given she’d been brainwashed by years & years of screeching right wing harpies convincing her that Hillary is the epitome of evil, the handmaiden of Satan, a child-rapist and cannibal, a devil-worshipper and (quite possibly) a Reptilian!

          But she’s blind to Trump’s faults and frankly, I’m alarmed. How may more like her are out there?

          I gave her a copy of Michael Lewis “The Fifth Risk” to read…as soon as she gathered that it was about Trump’s appalling performance with the Transition, she put it down – simply doesn’t want to know what a dangerous virus is attacking the fabric of American culture & civility.

          I recommend this fair, plain-spoken & fascinating book to all. It provides a real understanding of how the day-to-day government works, almost invisibly in the lives of Americans and how much it will be missed if its deconstruction continues at the current pace.

          • draupnir December 18, 2018 at 1:37 am #

            I won’t be reading that book either, because I really don’t care. I knew what he was when I picked him up. He’s the gift we sent to DC. If you think people are brain dead or stupid for voting for Trump you might want give that some serious consideration. Things are not always what they seem on the surface. Perhaps it was our version of a yellow vest. The rage is palpable here in fly over country.

          • TPTB-USA December 20, 2018 at 2:09 am #

            I am curious if there could be any common ground between your mothers?

            How about asking them: What would be the easiest way to win a war against another country?

            Then, after they have given this some thought and come-up with an answer, if it is not along the line of polarization/internal conflict, ask them if that would be easier than their answer.

            Then, if possible, have them consider the situation from this perspective.

            My thoughts are that this country/world is at a critical juncture, where like the picture of a pack of wolves in the arctic hunting bison, where they are all focused on survival, and they all chip-in, go along, and get along, the people of the world need to do the same.

            Trump is not the solution, and neither is Hillary; and by extension, neither are the Republican and Democrat parties.

            The Muller investigation is a waste of precious resources.

            MSM has morphed into tabloids that promote the polarization.

            With few exceptions, we are all hypocrites, and need to focus on survival.

            Do they not recognize that life will be more difficult if the population does not find some common ground?

            With age comes wisdom. What are their suggestions for common ground?

        • EvelynV December 17, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

          Nothing like the frenzy the odd ogre of odiousness whipped his simpleton supporters into because a few thousand bedraggled refugees were going to attack our borders a few weeks ago, borders that otherwise admit over a million legal immigrants a year.

          Basically Trump supporters are cowards. They are primarily fear driven, insecure, selfish, greedy folk – usually not well educated and certainly not psychologically well adjusted. Unashamed of being hypocrites – trivialities they imagine are significant when democrats are the ones doing them, mean nothing to them when it is the republicans doing the same things.

          The vomit smell that lingers in the spaces Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan pass through is not even noticed by them so fixated as they are on the pussy odor emitted from Trump’s tiny fingers and their love for the man who inspires them.

          • draupnir December 18, 2018 at 1:17 am #

            My goodness, talk about the smell of vomit. You can, of course, hate him all you want. I doubt if Trump cares. However, these things tend to be destructive to the person who harbors them.

            Are you aware of the fact that many of those invaders are infected with a variety of contagious diseases, some of which are not curable, are easily transmitted, and for which the treatment, if any is available, is rigorous, unpleasant and expensive. Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis is nothing to be sneered at, and we’re all at risk. Some of them have, of course, snuck in, and now they are riding the bus or the subway with you, your kids, your coworkers. People don’t enjoy taking some of the more potent antibiotics still available for use to attempt to treat TB. The side effects are simply awful. Just think about it for a moment. They used to call it the white plague. In India they can do nothing but segregate them and keep them comfortable until they die. There is no effective treatment left. Just think about that. What sort of risk do you run when you leave your home? Perhaps someone who rode the elevator just before you did coughed into their hand and touched the number for your floor. Maybe someone handled the fruit in the grocery store before you did.

          • David Webb December 18, 2018 at 1:51 am #

            Believe it or not, but there are Trump supporters who not only have no problem with LEGAL immigration, but might even consider increasing legal immigration provided they can be properly vetted to meet certain minimum requirements. When it comes to ILLEGAL immigration though, we just don’t think that people we know nothing about who broke our laws to be here should be rewarded with all the benefits of American citizenship without the responsibilities. We also don’t appreciate liberal run cities deciding that since they can’t get immigration laws changed by legislation, they’ll just stop enforcing the laws and doing everything they can to obstruct the federal government from doing so, too. Another disingenuous thing liberals like to do is refusing to acknowledge the difference between legal and illegal immigration. If you try to make them understand that you don’t hate foreigners and you just want US citizens to have some say in who lives in our country, they refuse to listen, misdirect, obfuscate, or just fly into a rage to avoid having to consider that your position isn’t some kind of hate filled ideology.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

            And of course, that attitude is simply more craziness, Dave. They’re aren’t enough jobs or benefits for the people we already have. More foreigners simply means more strain on already stretched resources – and more dilution of what little culture we have left, assuming you even care about such things and understand that economics isn’t everything.

            I mean if you said, White European immigrants that would be one thing. But you didn’t. And as you may know, they are ruthlessly discriminated against in favor of those whom we have nothing in common with, but who will work for cheap and vote Democrat.

            When Trump says something like: We want these people to come here because the economy is so good – when speaking of Guatemalans who don’t speak English and have IQs in the 70’s, well it just takes all the wind out of his supporter’s sails.

        • EvelynV December 17, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

          What I really wonder about is whether or not most Trumpterds would pass the mirror test.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

            I can smell you right thru the monitor.

          • EvelynV December 18, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

            I’m sure a guy like you who sits at his monitor all day smells something drifting up in the stagnant air. How often do you change your undies?

    • lbs December 17, 2018 at 10:16 am #

      Sorry, a Deep State inspired to create a “Fourth Reich” in this world is more dangerous than a president who frequently “thinks out loud” without knowing the facts, while pursuing a political agenda that is less menacing that those of his last two predecessors.

      • pequiste December 17, 2018 at 10:46 am #

        I am of the strong opinion that it is not any like a “Fourth Reich” that the NWO stooges hope to establish here in the U.S.S.A., lbs, but rather a Trotskyite Totalitarian Cybernetic Province of the nascent Evil Fucker Globalist Empire. All under private/corporate ownership you understand.

        Let’s wait and see, as JHK suggests, what cool Christmas present surprises Santa is going to deliver to Baghdad-On-The-Potomac the next few days

        • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

          I think that you’ve got something there pequiste for have they not come out and publically stated that corporations are not only people too, but that corporate profits are the new gods that we must all bow and worship? Yes indeed, ho. ho, ho……and away we go!

        • akmofo December 17, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

          It is all of the above!

          Nazism = Communism = Imperialism = Globalism = NWO = Romanism = Vatican

          Why You Should Be a Nationalist – PragerU

      • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 4:47 am #

        “Thinks out loud without knowing the facts”

        It amazes me that people actually believe, truly believe, that a guy who was one of the most powerful construction magnates in NYC, ran multi-billion global business, transferred successfully to TV, and then ran for feckin’ president of the United States, won, and has survived two years in a city and political climate where the knives are out for him 24/7 is an idiot.


        • ElectricTrojan December 18, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

          LOL, okay. Anyone who lived in NYC during the late 80s-90’s knows that Trump is a con artist and scumbag. Because he is.

          Um…do you know the part about his businesses being involved in multiple bankruptcies?

          How about his father sending a lackey to buy $3+ million in chips at one of Donnie’s casinos the night before Trump had a loan payment due? The lackey walked out without much gambling, which is money laundering.

          Why does being on TV make him qualified to be lead our country?

          • Nightowl December 20, 2018 at 4:02 am #

            Point one; Baseless. Not even an argument.

            Point two: Yes, he did have a few bankruptcies. Most businessmen do. He recovered and ran a multi-billion-dollar global organization. It remains highly successful.

            Point three: Provide evidence. Concrete, and direct me to the part where Trump or his father were charged with a crime.

            Point four: It doesn’t, but he was successful there, too.

            I redirect you to the orignal post, but I think, at this point, the cognitive dissonance can’t be overcome.

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter December 17, 2018 at 10:28 am #

      Here, let me translate YOU, for you:

      “Pleeeease stop pointing out the bad things Democrats, and/or their agents, do, because I only want to read stuff that confirms my own partisan shill biases! Plus, when you keep talking about stuff like blatant prosecutorial misconduct, then all that cognitive dissonance makes me sort of sick to my stomach! Then, I have to take imodium, and Pepto Bismol and stuff.”

      There! Fixed it for you!

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 10:35 am #

        Nailed it.

      • Exscotticus December 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

        Nailed it. Democrats are children that never grew up. They want to live in a make-believe fantasy world without consequences or accountability.

        • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 4:49 am #

          It isn’t just Dems it is low-brow idiots who follow herds. The Freedom Fries crowd is no better.

    • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      But it’s all right now
      I learned my lesson well
      You see, ya can’t please everyone
      So ya got to please yourself

      • EvelynV December 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm #

        Shitty ass logic. False dichotomy. The choice isn’t please all or be selfish. How about please as many as you can even if not all.

        Typical right wing self justification for being a greedy selfish f uck.

        • K-Dog December 18, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

          Your favorite tavern has a dart board.

    • Cavepainter December 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

      Those of us who appreciate JHK will not miss your post on this site since your reading comprehension — such as it is — disables you from contributing remarks of relevance.

    • sophia December 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

      It’s a good thing people like Georges are just sock puppets. Otherwise I would have to think very badly of him and his cohorts as human beings, rather than just as selling their souls to the devil, a common enough temptation.

    • teddyboy46 December 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      Well, looks looks like JHK has picked up a new Social Media Agent. Hi name is Georges1202 . Is what JHK puts out 2x a week that dangerous to the Deep State that they have to assign agents to read his blog and then try and sabotage it?

      • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

        That would be a big yes, especially if the number of viewers are substantial. I would love to see how many this place draws in. I hope it is a lot.

    • amb December 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

      Man are you clueless.
      This is Economic Nationalism/Populism VERSUS Globalist/Socialism. You are missing the world view. The threats coming from China, Russia and North Korea. You have no idea that Trump is attempting to unravel this by himself. Has no support. If Trump goes, America goes.

    • ElectricTrojan December 17, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

      Seriously. I used to enjoy this blog, but it’s become a “Deep State” conspiracy-theory and Doomsday Prepper internet hotspot with its political nonsense and BUY GOLD NOW links. JHK used to be allergic to conspiracy theories but his massive Cassandra Complex has gone sour as his predictions have become self-serving and mostly wrong.

      My take on the “Deep State”: lifelong public servants who knew that Trump is a career criminal and con artist bristled when he was nominated, then shat their collective pants we he was elected. They literally had not idea what to do, but they were doing it to protect the country from this idiot and his crime family of idiots.

      • aibohphobia December 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

        So, ET–
        What you are saying is that it is OK to have a democratically-elected candidate become President, so long as he or she meets with the approval of the “lifelong public servants.”

        BUT if the LPS’s do not approve, then it is perfectly OK for the LPS’s to use any and every means to extract that Prez from office.

        How, exactly, is that different from treasonous subversion of democracy?

        Or are you simply saying that Mr. Kunstler is correct?

        • ElectricTrojan December 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

          Yes, I am saying that. A career criminal beholden to any foreign power shouldn’t be President.

          The public servants I refer to are the DOJ/FBI, who likely already knew of Trump’s shady business history of money laundering, tax fraud, etc. It’s not their “approval” he needs. It’s that their job is to enforce the rule of law and he’s a criminal. What’s more, his crimes give Russia and other leverage over him and his policies.

          It’s not a treasonous subversion of democracy. Rule of law is good for democracy last I checked.

          So I ask you: what is the alternative? The entire government apparatus just rolls over and falls in line with Dear Leader, no matter what idiot/criminal is “democratically” elected?

          That sounds like authoritarian / fascist / banana republic shit to me.

          • abbybwood December 19, 2018 at 12:40 am #

            Give us all a freakin’ break with your prattling about The Justice Department, Russia! and the rule of law!

            What about the “collusion” with Russia on the Uranium One deal that then Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton committed? What about her “pay to play/quid pro quo” dirty deals and Bill’s “speeches” in Moscow for half a mil??

            What about her blatant crimes dealing with national security and her “secret server” and 33,000 illegally deleted emails plus her LYING about it?

            And what about her and Bill and Chelsea’s thoroughly corrupted Clinton Foundation which Charles Ortel says is the largest international charity fraud in history to the tune of BILLIONS?!

            Go to “Crowd Source the Truth” on YouTube and listen to the most recent interview with Ortel.

            He was recently interviewed by “the F.B.I.” (without a lawyer) regarding the conversations he had in the past with Julian Assange and Wikileaks and Ortel told them, “I want to talk about the prosecutable crimes of The Clinton’s with The Clinton Foundation” but they didn’t want to talk about THAT.

            Why? Because Hillary Clinton is obviously UNTOUCHABLE, or so it certainly seems.

            Yet former member of Congress Corrine Brown just started a five year prison sentence for $500k in “charitable fraud”.

            We have Strzok and Page at the F.B.I. texting about their “insurance policy” in case her Highness lost a rigged election thanks to the dirty dealings of the DNC.

            PLEASE! Do some serious reading and research and get back to us!

          • ElectricTrojan December 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm #


            Who is Charles Ortel?

            Oh…some nutjob who writes for Breitbart. That’s neither serious reading nor is watching his YouTube video serious research.


        • Nightowl December 20, 2018 at 8:09 am #

          He knows Kunstler is correct, but he is knee-deep in cognitive dissonance and can only respond emotionally.

          The scope and extent of the incredible crimes committed by holdover elements within the government is unprecidented in US history.

          They must be brought to justice, or rule of law is dead.

    • gonetohell December 18, 2018 at 3:49 am #

      Yeah, I’ve said the same many times. But he continues on with his obsession with Mueller. He’s worried that the totally corrupt piece of dirt occupying the Oval Office isn’t getting a fair shake. He’s just getting older and meaner, it happens. Forget that the man he defends may have his own best interest at heart, not the best interest of our country. And, with all his writing about happy motoring suburban life being in direct opposition to our long term survival, he doesn’t seem to mind the orange monsters roll back of environmental protection.

  2. robert magill December 17, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    “Readers may wonder: why am I so concerned with these shenanigans among the FBI, the DOJ and Intel Community when there is that other elephant in the room, viz: Mr. Trump, the Golden Golem of Greatness, the awkward, embarrassing, childish fellow dishonoring the Oval Office? Because the actions of his antagonists are much more dangerous to the public interest than the oafish president.”

    If Trump had been allowed one single day since his election of not being a baited & chained bear bedeviled by the yapping hounds of hell, the future of this sad nation might be different.

    • lbs December 17, 2018 at 10:18 am #

      So the fascistic behavior of the Deep State is a necessary evil in order to keep Trump in check?

      • lateStarter December 17, 2018 at 10:26 am #

        lbs, I don’t think that is what robert magill is suggesting at all. Just the opposite. Although I could be reading it wrong too. Perhaps, robert will drop back in shortly and clarify.

        • robert magill December 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

          @ Late Starter

          You have it right. As I recall the impeachment chorus started late on election day. We have no idea what this presidency would be at this point in a less insane environment. How has all this negativity
          helped anybody?

          • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 4:54 am #

            It techincally started before that. They tried to flip the electors for christ’s sake. An attempt to overthrow an election.

            There has been so much corruption to date that I can’t even keep track of it all.

          • ElectricTrojan December 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

            Easy! It would be a presidency run by an idiot dumbass. Would you hire Trump to run your business? Sit your cat?

          • EvelynV December 18, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

            By now the rich would pay no taxes and the free-for-all for medical care would have reduced the population enough we could use a few more illegal immigrants just to get a little food on the tables. Pollution standards eliminated entirely or left entirely up to the industries that created hydrocarbons. A lot more women with thumbprints on their crotches too.

      • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

        No lbs, the statement is that nothing has been accomplished by all of the Trump harassment other than entertainment of the Trump-haters and enrichment of the lawyers. If the media and the alphabet agencies had given DJT even half the support that they gave to Barack Obama perhaps something may have changed for the better instead of wallowing in the crapper.

        • draupnir December 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

          The alphabet agencies and probably the military were politicized during the Obama years. They have an agenda, and it is not Trump’s. Trump’s agenda is inimical to their’s.

        • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm #


          “If the media and the alphabet agencies had given DJT even half the support that they gave to Barack Obama perhaps something may have changed for the better instead of wallowing in the crapper.”

          I think this falls under the general category “You reap what you sow.” Maybe he shouldn’t have been pissing in the face of the media, the alphabet agencies and everyone else except his nut-case base.

          Trump is not the only counter puncher out there. When anyone or any institution is being pushed around, belittled, attacked, or otherwise punched in the face, they do tend to fight back. No real surprise here; when you make enemies and not friends, folks/institutions tend to act like enemies.

          Big mystery? I think not. I think the lowlife got we had coming to him, an ass kicking. Maybe he should have learned some manners along the way and not acted like the rich prick he is. I’m just sayin.


          • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

            Your point is a valid one and I cannot argue it. I have found however that whenever changes are attempted being made someone if not a lot of people get really pissed off. If you piss off the wrong people you are screwed, but in the case of our national politic, the wrong people hold most of the power. Is DJT doing a good job of making changes? I certainly cannot say yes, and I will not hold my breath waiting for any positive results. Next election we must all remember who we have to put in office – ABC (Anybody But Clinton).

          • Tate December 17, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

            What about Kamala Harris? Would you vote for her just because she’s not Hillary, thinking ‘Oh what a relief, now I can finally vote for a frisky (but not frizzy) black WAHMAN for President? Or Fauxcahontas? ‘Finally, finally Lord, you’ve given us a wise Native American WAHMAN for President?’ Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Life is so cruel, if only Corey Booker was a Republican, then I could vote for him.”

          • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

            If the only choices I was given besides the Queen of Darkness Herself were those that you mentioned Tate, I would simply write in my name instead. I would be infinitely better than any of those even though I would be gunned down for sure with my hand still on the Bible. Beats cancer.

    • EvelynV December 18, 2018 at 9:00 am #

      Yeah, things went all gunny sack for the baited and chained pig when the meanies of the world refused to let him pretend his was the greatest inaugural turnout in the history of the nation just because a few photos didn’t seem to support his narcissistic fantasies.

  3. fugeguy December 17, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    Really not a fan of either side.

    That said, if Mueller had anything he would have moved on it by now. Chasing porn stars and land deals that never happened does seem like over-reach and I would still like to see the nuts and bolts of how this got started. If an incumbent administration started an investigation of a presidential candidate from another party, on grounds that were known to be dubious, then we are deep trouble as a nation.

    • lbs December 17, 2018 at 10:19 am #

      Well the whole thrust of the investigation is to “create crimes”, as was the mechanism by which they got Flynn.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:44 pm #


        Crimes are created or inflicted by criminals. Remember, we have laws in this country that are violated at one’s own risk. The Republicans used to be for “law and order.”


    • sophia December 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      We are in deep trouble as a nation.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        True enough Sophia, but it is not just due to the Dems. The Reps are just as complicit, if not more so as they carry water for Corporate America and the wealthy 1%.

        There’s a lot of blame to go around, but we can’t make the mistake of blaming the liberals for it all. Anything worth having that this government provides, was by and large done by FDR, a great Dem, not Coolidge.


        • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

          or Hoover… remember the Hoovervilles, somewhat reminiscent of the present.


      • Epicur December 18, 2018 at 9:33 am #

        The whole of humanity is in peril and most people sense it. The basis of the political conflict is in whether or not people think there is a collective solution or not.

        • Epicur December 18, 2018 at 10:05 am #

          Erratum: excess “or nots”. Someone came to the door and I hit “SUBMIT” in haste.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

        Confucius said the first step in reform is “rectification of names” Now what does nation mean?

        The etymology of English Word ‘ nation ‘ claimed in Online Etymology Dictionary is as follows :
        “c 1300, from Old French nacion “birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) “birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally “that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). Political sense has gradually predominated, but earliest English examples inclined toward the racial meaning “large group of people with common ancestry.” Older sense preserved in application to North American Indian peoples (1640s). Nation-building first attested 1907 (implied in nation-builder).”

        Think we still have a nation? As the writer said, new meanings have risen up and strangled the old. Google the etymology of “country” and see if that is more like it. Next step? Decide which is better. But no matter what you decide, stop using the word nation to describe the current chaos.

        Of course I repeat my clarion call: America is White or it is nothing. Just a country trying to be an empire and collapsing under the weight of the unassimilatables.

    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm #


      Let’s give it a bit of time. Mueller has been unusually productive thus far.

      “Historically, major special counsel investigations that have led to charges have lasted for years, with indictments trickling out as an inquiry gains momentum.”

      There are plenty of coming attractions to watch for, each a little bigger than the last. It will continue until the final creshindo, which should be rather spectacular. I, for one, can’t wait and will enjoy the ongoing spectacle. I think we know how this opera ends and it isn’t his Orangeness riding off into the sunset. Pity for the base.


    • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

      That’s not exactly what happened and it happened because you guessed it Trump could not keep his mouth shut. At one his rallies he tasked the Russians with finding those HRC emails. At another he promised major league dirt on HRC, which had his base salivating Tiffany cufflinks. Then the Access Hollywood tape broke and within hours of it breaking the HRC emails were leaked. Perfect timing but NO COLLUSION. While this is happening , we now know that Trump was negotiating a quid pro quo arrangement whereby Trump gets rid of those sanctions and Trump gets his building. This was the adoption line of shit that the original Trump Tower meeting was about, but it’s really code for the Magintsky Act which has adoption in it, which bars many Russian oligarchs from western markets.By colluding with the Russians he received something of value from them-the leaked emails which started the whole Pizzagate line of bullshit. Thus he won the presidency by the thinnest of margins because of 2 felonies. This and the hush money to porn stars. That is why he’s been shouting at the top of his lungs the “Biggest victory in history.” The margin was razor thin. He won by cheating. Trumptards fooled again.

  4. seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    To think that this man has not broken the law requires a suspension of disbelief. In fact, he is like LBJ was with his lying. Even if he doesn’t have to, he lies. The same applies to his businesses. Even if he doesn’t have to do something illegal, he does. He is the classic sociopath. It’s not fun for him unless he’s got something over on you, and Republicans admire this type of behavior. But unlike LBJ, he didn’t murder a president to get where he got. No one is afraid of Trump. Nobody investigated LBJ, and no one ever tried to assassinate him.

    • lbs December 17, 2018 at 10:20 am #

      “To think that this man has not broken the law requires a suspension of disbelief.”

      Presumably you are talking about Mueller. And you have a point.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:46 pm #


        It is a lead pipe cinch that Trump has broken many laws. That, really is too plain to miss.


    • Paulo December 17, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      The fatal overreach is Trump. This is an excellent example of someone attaining a job they are not qualified for, has not earned, and cannot do. Not only that, he achieved his win by deception. He is a crook, and a terrible human being with no good qualities worth mentioning.

      Political Goodfellas playing Sopranos. Mueller is doing humanity a favour.

      What I am waiting for the is the Don Jr. indictment, and Javenka’s.

      Don’t worry, it’ll be over soon, and the Republican party will either turn on him in the next year, or go down in his sewer by 2020.

      • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 11:03 am #

        Bush and Barry were immoral and low IQ.

        • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

          Bush, maybe yes, but Barrys is a lot of things, but not low IQ.


        • capt spaulding December 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

          Yes, and look at the damage that was done, particularly in Bush’s case. Economic crash, and 10 years of war in Iraq that didn’t do a thing except create dead and crippled soldiers.

          • Linda December 17, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

            Same could be said of Obama. Continued war with Iraq and Afghanistan. Then Ukraine, Libya, Syria and the continual drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, etc. Bah. I’ll vote for Trump again if he runs simply because he is the “wrench” in the works.

          • Majella December 17, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

            …and keep the globalist, elitist 1%ers who own the Military Industrial Complex awash in taxpayer money…

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm #


        Spot on. Either is a very likely outcome. Too believe otherwise, is only to deceive one’s self. You Trumpsters should, at least, be honest with yourselves! Wishing, does not make it so, unfortunately. (If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.)


    • Exscotticus December 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

      A noun, a verb, and Trump… bad!

      • RIB December 17, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

        A goon a coon and a loon

        • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm #




    • SpeedyBB December 21, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

      Curious comparison, seawolf77: ‘Landslide Lyndon’ with Prez ManBaby. I happened to be working in Colombia in 1964, setting up an ESL program for medical students in Cali (yes, that Cali). They were wise, and not for a moment bought into the ‘single lone-nut gunman’ malarkey.

      From there it was so easy and so obvious to look and see who was going to come out smiling, and they did: instead of ‘Dallas’ they called it ‘Balas’ (‘bullets’).

      I have a modest theory that LBJ and Tricky DIck Nixon managed to crater the ‘imperial presidency’, through arrogance, mismanagement and (admittedly) pretty bad luck. Ever since then the holder of that office has been a Master of Ceremonies or Deep State-Dummy (think Charlie McCarthy).

      This was not made clear to Agent Orange, or someone attempt to ‘splain it but got brushed off brusquely as is his wont.

      I continue to be amazed that there has not been an ’embolism’, or ‘sudden stroke’ or ‘Air Force One has disappeared’.

  5. Buffalo Nickel December 17, 2018 at 10:02 am #

    Does anyone see problems with the economy? I sell (wholesale) to stores and most of my accounts are down from last year. I think Amazon is partially to blame, but the younger generation seems not eager to accumulate. 2019 should be interesting.

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    • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 11:04 am #

      Does anyone see problems with the economy?
      sub prime auto
      sub prime realty
      student loans.

      WHAT ECONOMY? Irv Schiff called it the ‘un economy’ and that was 50 years ago.

    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:51 pm #


      Oh, no doubt about it. Big trouble on the not too distant horizon. I concur with our esteemed host on that issue.


    • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

      It is hard to consume and accumulate endlessly when you are living in Mom and Dad’s basement working at Walmart for $10/hr, 20 hours a week. And from the looks of it, an awful lot of the 60 to 70 year old crowd are right there working besides them. Not quite the retirement they planned I would think.

      • Majella December 17, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

        Walter – this is NOT something Trump will fix, even if he wanted to (which he doesn’t).

        The answer to this malaise is the progressive agenda – tax the rich fairly (which they sure as hell are not at present), and stop subsidizing the corporations who pay appalling wages on zero-hour contracts, and then give those serf-like employees tips on how to get goodies out of the local, state & federal government programs!

        It’s shameless and a clear reflection of the corruption at the heart of the so-called American Dream and an obvious, disturbing lack of empathy in the American character – “if you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?” as if intelligence & wealth go hand in hand.

        Trump is living proof that this isn’t so, and as well he displays that cruel lack of empathy I referred to. He’s giving assholes permission to be assholes ad proud of it.

        • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

          As I replied to another post here today, taxing the rich fairly is not only a great idea, but would be fair and the way to go, but just like term limits, the rich politicians will never tax themselves nor limit their length of time allowed to fatten their wallets. I would be willing to bet that these greedy bastards begrudge even just feeding us except that fat and happy is the only prevention for hungry and violent.

      • elysianfield December 17, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

        …If you don.t have a smile, I’ll give you one of mine….

        Formerly considered “greeters”, but now simple anti-theft devices…I’ve seen what appears to be homeless…aged, hirsute, unkempt and on crutches, manning the Wallyworld entrance. Seems to be a high turn-over.

        • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

          A shame that they are not out of work politicians.

      • TPTB-USA December 17, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

        Walter, The other aspect of the disparity (as you have pointed out previously) is that the cost of living for the middle to upper income households is such that many may be a minor calamity away from being back down on the bottom rung of the ladder themselves (and recovery could be more difficult for them, especially if times get tough).

        This is like the domino snake, where the adjacent one knocks you down, and you the next.

        Then put it all in the perspective of a world view, and it is easy to understand how the majority are blind-sided.

        Consider a retired public employee couple in Il., where they have new car payments, etc., and they have it all penciled-out where they can meet their monthly obligations. The funds are not there, so the state has to raise taxes, which takes-away from spendable income, or benefits are reduced, which takes-away from spendable income, or tips the domino over.

        • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

          You see th9ings clearly my friend, thank you.

    • Epicur December 18, 2018 at 10:46 am #

      @ Buffalo Nickel December 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Keep an eye on initial jobless claims. They have taken a tick up on short term average although they ticked down last report. People are getting nervous. If the unemployment rate starts ticking up people will rein in spending FAST and the recession will begin.



  6. BC_EE December 17, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Jim, welcome to the (non)judicial reality of the U.S. – that has been going on far longer than current travails. I witnessed it, and was victim to it back in the Bush era. And, I heard second hand from direct senior officials how bad it was. Don’t expect much to different.

    That’s what happens when a part of the government is set up as a powerful executive, eventually it will want to be THE executive.

    Too bad you insist on being allergic to conspiracies (although you are trying to illuminate one at the moment – ya, you are describing a conspiracy theory, live with it). This has been going on for over twenty years in my direct experience and much longer as I was matriculating in the college of life.

    Wouldn’t worry about losing the institutions of the rule of law, that horse is well out of the barn.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      Anti conspiracy folks are people who ARE the conspirators trying to hide their pathways and manipulations. There is way too much coordination evident involving both parties defending the Deep State and the military industrial complex it protects. The idea that just about everybody in DC and the MSM are Way Left of center did not happen by itself, We are so inundated with Leftist BS that there are no longer any tools to hold them at bay. Which is exactly what Trump is finding out.

      • lbs December 17, 2018 at 10:23 am #

        As a society our brains are marinated in leftist brine. My Microsoft web browser gives me a full menu of leftist “news” articles to look at. I also use Yahoo Finance which does the same. Twitter gives me infomercials from the Democratic Party even though their algorithms should be sophisticated enough to know I consider progressivism, and their US subsidiary, the Democratic Party, the greatest short to medium term threat to the survival of the human race.

        • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #

          I dont use Twitter and I stopped looking at Yahoo News. It was a joke.

        • capt spaulding December 17, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

          Give Fox news a shot. They’re fair and balanced. I know it’s true because they say so all the time.

        • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm #


          You can find real news on Fox Noise, Breitbart, The Sludge Report, Alex Jones (if he’s still around), Mark Levine, The Savage Report and any host of other wing-nut, far right-wing, hogwash. Please consume as much as you like and avoid the brine.


      • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 10:27 am #

        WTF are you talking about. They spent 40 million investigating Clinton and came up with a blowjob. Jesus if I hear the words Clinton and emails again in the same sentence I think my head will explode. People went to jail rather than “rat” on the Clintons, and said so proudly. Here you have Trump accusing the Feds of doing just that, with no one coming forward and claiming that. The exact opposite. They are becoming “rats” instead. He lives in a fantasy world. He’s had sunshine blown up his ass for so long now it’s sun burned as bad as a red neck’s neck.

        • JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 10:38 am #

          WTF are YOU talking about. With the Dems in control of the judiciary, it is no wonder an unbiased investigation cannot be run in this country. BTW, HRC violated the law period.

          • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 11:07 am #

            Clinton Body Count is where to start looking.

          • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 11:14 am #

            Ahh the Sean Spicer certainty. “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration.Period.” Sadly no then, sadly no now.

          • capt spaulding December 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

            Yeah seawolf, Dems are in control of the judiciary. That’s why Mitch McConnell had to keep Obama from appointing a Supreme Court justice for a year and a half, to keep some semblance of fairness in the system. Fair and balanced, that’s all they’re after.

          • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm #


            Please prove it and get a conviction, eg “put up or shut up.”


        • Exscotticus December 17, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

          >>> They spent 40 million investigating Clinton and came up with a blowjob.

          Wrong again. They came up with Clinton lying about his affair. But the fact that you think such recreational activity is unlawful doesn’t surprise me.

          • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

            He didn’t lie. Sexual relations is defined as coitus. Bill and Monica, oh what is the technical term… they fooled around. An affair in a court of law is defined as sexual relations. If a girl is giving you hummers, it’s not an affair, by law. But you know this. You just parrot on. Ex-Scrotum, you are one tired parrot. Can you at least learn some new tricks. Even a parrot does that once in while. “Polly want a cracker.”

        • elysianfield December 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

          “if I hear the words Clinton and emails again in the same sentence I think my head will explode”

          “I think the secretary of state is right, the American people are sick and tired about hearing about your damn emails,”…Bernie Sanders”

          Just another cringe-worthy statement that he might now wish to recant.

          Loyalty repaid with treachery…and maybe some lake-front property.

        • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 5:06 am #

          33,000 emails destroyed with BleachBit, while under court subpeona.

          Classified info. on a private server located in a bathroom at her house.

          Lying under oath about knowing what classified markings are.

          Case review handled by senior FBI Clinton lickspittles — all of whom have been fired.

          Let cognitive dissonance ensue.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm #


        You see, that’s where you are mistaken. DC and the media is not “way left of center.” There are as they have always been, center-left. It’s the Republican conservatives that have provided the striking contrast in that they have gone to the extreme right.

        Witness the Tea Party, The Freedom Caucus, etc. which led to the Trumpsters. Don’t blame it on the left. The Republicans got too good a winning elections through Fox Noise, their right-wing think tanks and long term plans.

        The only problem is that no one except the super rich likes their economic policies. Many do like their racist polices / gun policy / religious panderings, but the rich don’t really give a shit about all that… those are just positions for the suckers who vote their betters representatives into office. Tough world out there.


        • Tate December 17, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

          The great service which Trump has done by his antics — perhaps inadvertently — is to expose the Deep State Fifth Column that has operated in this country for decades, spinning lies in full view with mixed results (enough to get Dems elected on a regular basis), retconning the past, as with the jew Harry Jaffa regarding the War for Southern Independence. Ordinary civic nationalist whites are beginning to see for the first time how things really stand. That is Trump’s great service, even if under the influence of Javanka, he gets detoured into hopelessly unappealing projects like ‘criminal justice reform’ which will flood our streets with dangerous criminals. Doesn’t he comprehend this will gain him few negro votes? Apparently not. Repugs can accurately be accused of being the Stupid Party.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm #

            Free vicious White Criminals and set them up with free housing in Black Neighborhoods. Turn about is fair play as Malcolm used to say. Let their white chickens come home to roost.

      • Majella December 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

        JohnAZ – would you care to clarify this? What exactly do you mean by “Leftist BS” with which you are so inundated? Is it the opposition to Trump that rail against?

        If someone chooses NOT to vote against her own self-interest (that is, NOT vote Republican), and wants to see a fairer world and economy, then that’s Leftist BS?

        I really need to know what your bete noir here is.

    • darrell dullnig December 17, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      Yes, the rule of law is no more. I think someone, some time ago shoved its head underwater and unless it grew gills, will have passed from existense altogether.

      I am very afraid all the attempts at dissecting the multitude of serious problems of the USA amount to nothing more than an autopsy of a severely deteriorated corpse.

      It matters not at this point how you apportion blame; a gigantic upheaval and subsequent reset is built in, and it is just a matter of a short time before it starts in earnest.

      I have been holding my breath for too long now, and I think most of us are in that boat. Do what you can to get your own house in order and close your ears to the song of the siren.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

        Yes, as in the Crucifixion of James Fields by the Liberal Left Mob.

        • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

          Still with the Fields???? You’re gonna beat that nag to death.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

            Your commitment to human rights is overwhelming.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

        Good advice dullnig.


    • sophia December 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

      As far as i am concerned, anyone who denies conspiracies is naive, especially in an era of corruption!

      • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

        And who might be the first and most vehement deniers of conspiracies? That’s right, those who conspire for profit. Gotta protect the paychecks and the pensions!

        • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 11:23 am #

          They only deny the conspiracies that would affect them negatively, the rest are spread via MSM.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm #


        On both sides or just on one side?


  7. thenuttyneutron December 17, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    Rule of law…… what the hell is that?

    Have we had Rule of Law for the last 20 years? How is it that we bailed out the banks in 2008 and then failed to go after the people running the banks? I blame Obama for that.

    I have resigned myself to the fact that we are not returning to the rule of law anytime soon. I read stories about the Yellow Vests in France that ate fed up and I understand their anger and frustrations. I don’t think Joe six pack has it in them to do the same thing and I don’t think our police are smart enough to refuse to crack down on such a thing.

    I am trying to figure out where the next failure starts. I am thinking that Illinois going to the Federal Government with hat in hand or a bailout of the multi employer pension plans is the next shit show. I don’t think we are smart enough to say “no bailout”.

    Is it any wonder that TPTB are determined to disarm the population?

    Fuck them! I will vote against all politicians that support gun control or bailouts. When reality come to kick us in the teeth, I want to be ready and able to put up a fight against the masses oF pissed off people redirecting their anger and aggression at me or my family. There are no good ways out of the mess that we are in.

    • JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 10:23 am #

      Agree with you on Chicago. There are a few critical points in the US that have followed the tax and spend philosophy for decades. And they are all in trouble. Illinois, NY, California, NJ will be hitting up the Feds soon because they have no choice. The idiot mayor in Chicago wants to legalize gambling and weed to pay for the pensions that are grossly underfunded. Talk about Liberal positive feedback. I only hope that the people of Chicago, especially the Black community, protect themselves from this descent into Hell being cooked up.

      • Tate December 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

        You’re so compassionate JohnAZ, so caring. You’re the most virtuous person in these comments.

    • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      One mans anarchy is another mans rule of law. It generally depends on which side of the accounts receivable equation you are on that sets how you feel about it all. How full your belly is has a big influence.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

        Yes, first we have to determine who the “People” are. To the Latinos, we’re the Indians who have to be dispossessed. To them, they are “the People”. Whites used to think of themselves as “The People” too. Now we don’t believe in ourselves at all and make jokes at our expense – and get offended when Other peoples are laughed at or abused. Sound familiar?

        The Elite used race to hide class issues – and you took the bait. Strange for a “Leftist”. But that doesn’t mean race isn’t real, it is even more fundamental.

        • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

          From P Kerseys site,

          Cumberland was a nice little blue-collar community straight out of central casting for an all-American small town, not unlike Mayberry. It’s now Africa. I don’t believe it’s only 17% african. I haven’t been there in 10 years, but it seemed at least 50% black then. That beautiful, small-town American experience is gone. Cumberland is swarming with africans, and the social capital is gone.

          This story makes me very sad on several levels.

          I can’t go back to the place I grew up. I don’t even want my kids to see it. My alma mater Warren Central H.S. just won the state football championship. I don’t care. Every picture is full of tongue-waggling, shuckin’ & jivin’ negroes. It’s not the same school, it just has a name I remember. They can have it.

    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      Interesting stuff from Adam Tooze, author of “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.”

      “Stop fretting over the possibility of another 2008. The economic crisis never really ended. Instead, after smoldering for a decade, it’s now the “comprehensive political and geopolitical crisis of the post-Cold War order.”

      We can compare the causes and impacts of 2008 with those of 1914, when European leaders sleepwalked into World War I. “There is a striking similarity between the questions we ask about 1914 and 2008.” .

      How do huge risks build up that are little understood and barely controllable? How do great tectonic shifts in the global order unload in sudden earthquakes?”

      One of the answers is that big banks are to blame. His thesis is that, when it comes to the global economy, nations matter much less than 20 or 30 intertwined financial behemoths that continue to run the show.


    • Epicur December 18, 2018 at 10:59 am #

      @ thenuttyneutron December 17, 2018 at 10:05 am

      “When reality come to kick us in the teeth, I want to be ready and able to put up a fight against the masses oF pissed off people redirecting their anger and aggression at me or my family. ”

      If you hope to go down fighting you had best be ready to fight an epidemic disease, not masses of people.

  8. Ol' Scratch December 17, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    Looks like its about time for someone to get an “offer they can’t refuse.” Hard to say who that someone(s) is or which side they’re playing for, though. Interesting times ahead for sure, either way.

  9. Frank December 17, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    yes, Georges1202, Shit is what your comment is.

  10. seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Republicans used to laugh at conspiracy theorists. Now they are conspiracy theorists.

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    • JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Read my posts. Both sides comprise the Deep State and their endless plotting. The new GOP under Trump is going to be a third party whose platform will be draining the Swamp. The Kasich, Flake GOP is about to expire, hopefully.

      • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 11:16 am #

        The Trump Party. Split the Republican vote and Democrats win just like in 1912. Yawn.

        • sophia December 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

          I don’t think so. Walkaway spells the end of the demo party. The blacks are leaving, and lots of whites too.

          • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:20 pm #


            It didn’t quite look that way on Nov 6, 2018. What happened?


      • Majella December 17, 2018 at 7:11 pm #

        You’re kidding, right? Trump, Savior of the US of A? The Trump GOP?

        It comprises a rag-tag bunch of ‘conser’tifs’, living sparsely in the great hinterland, that is utterly RELIANT on the bounty that federal “gum’int” showers upon then daily.

        Yet it HATES the ‘gum’int’ and will march with signs saying ‘Get you filthy socialist hands off my Medicare!’ And they admire the idealized America ‘go-getter’ (as Trump has sold himself to these rubes) because they labor under the spirit-sapping delusion that THEY CAN MAKE IT TOO!!! as they watch their $12,000 card board trailer-home melt under sun, wind & rain…they VOTE against their own self-interest and it’s absurd.

        • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

          ‘gum’int’. I love it. Keep it coming Majella. The Trumptards on this site are dyed in the wool, southern trailer trash with lousy handles and they all suffer from HRC, Hillary Revulsion Complex. They mutter on like doddering old fools, “Hillary emails, Bill broke the law, Clinton Body Count, Pizzagate…” You get the picture. They are convinced the orange haired one is some kind of business wizard, ignoring all the evidence to the contrary. “He can save us. Only he can save us.” Notice how he stopped talking about the stock market? His aides all told him not to do it. Did he listen? Fuck no. Now he owns the bear market.

          • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

            Such vileness and arrogance on display. Funny coming from a son of the South.

          • Ricechex December 18, 2018 at 1:20 am #

            This exactly sums up the problems with liberals. Bullying and insulting. For your information, I am Masters educated with a license and make decent money. I live in CA as well. I know many others just like me. We voted Trump.

      • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 11:27 am #

        Yep. Quite honestly, if we view it as a third party, it is the most successful to date. Which partially explains the Uniparty’s effort to destroy it.

        Trump took in lots of ex-Bernie supporters (there was more crossover between Trump and Bernie than many care to admit), and has fairly strong support amongst those who lived through the nightmare of Bush II.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      No, the smart ones, like the John Birchers, always knew. In any case, better late than never.

      • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm #


        John Birchers. I thought Bill Buckley drummed them out of the Republican / Conservative movement. Are they back again? If yes, winning is going to be easy for us Dems!


        • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

          BB was fake. The Birchers knew about how Banksters control the world.

          • Tate December 17, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

            Was Buckley a queer? I heard Gore Vidal — who would have known — threatened to expose him. He was always afraid of being called a racist, homo (& homophobic), anti-feminist, you get the picture. Running from his shadow.

          • malthuss December 18, 2018 at 12:23 am #

            If he was Gay, he was a classy one.
            If it is true, why didnt GV out him?

          • Tate December 18, 2018 at 3:31 am #

            They had a feud going. I don’t know all the details. Who cares. Buckley had a racket going. Conservatism ™.

  11. K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
    Everybody knows the war is over
    Everybody knows the good guys.


  12. Bill December 17, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    You are all to right, but it is even worse. The congress passed a new law, signed by Obama, that allows the IRS to confiscate the passport of anyone who owes $50,000 in back taxes. The IRS can do this without a court order, the agency simply has to make an allegation on a notice of deficiency, and after 90 days the “taxpayer” owes the amount alleged. If the “taxpayer” takes no action by filing a tax court petition, he owes the money. The interest and penalty rates are so incredibly high, that even a lower middle class person could owe over $50,000 without a blink. Tax attorneys cost about $400.00 an hour. The average person is defenseless. This means that the government has the ability to confiscate the passport of individual without ever going to court. Our system is even worse than you know!

    • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 11:18 am #

      But if you don’t owe back taxes why should you give a fuck?

      • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 11:22 am #

        Walls can keep people in too.

        • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

          so stay in your basement.

      • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

        Seriously, I thought you were a smarter puppy than that Dog. Why would you think that a person would have to actually have to owe back taxes in order for them to accuse them of owing it? Have you seen what these people have been doing lately? Accusations require ZERO proof, ZERO facts. They are simply made these days, and with all of the technologies available, could easily be fabricated. All that is needed is a reason or an order from a superior and it is done.

        • draupnir December 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

          It’s kind of like the police confiscating your cash if they find any on you. They don’t even have to accuse you of a crime. It’s ill-gotten by definition and the onus to prove it is not is all on you. That will cost you plenty. It’s all perfectly legal, of course. They can take anything you own, frankly, and I think they will be doing that sort of thing pretty soon now.

          • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

            You are absolutely correct and should you ever find yourself having to travel with any amount someday there is a good way to protect yourself form this. Make sure you have copies (not originals) of bank withdrawal receipts that cover the amount of cash you are carrying. If you are relieved of your cash for whatever reason, present the LEO with the copies of the receipts and make him/her/it aware that you will be reporting this to his agency and to the judge when you are before him. There are few LEO’s that are stupid enough to risk paychecks and pensions under these circumstances as long as you follow through on your end.

        • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

          Of course I’m smarter than that. Which was it? Oh yes ‘The Iron Hand’ by Jack London.

          In it a leftest college professor finds the ultra right government has given his house to the bank or something like that. His deed. Lost, no record, evicted by the sherif from his own hose.

          It Can Happen Here

          That is a different book.

          • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

            Evicted from his own house.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

            Heel not Hand. A magnificent and prophetic work of National Socialism. It’s all happening NOW.

          • K-Dog December 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

            Thank You, my mistake. I should have looked at my Bookshelf.

            Written by someone from the future at a history which in London’s time might have been.

            This deserves a new paragraph because I make a poignant observation: I recall there was a lot of mass murder in ‘The Iron Heel’. London saw something. It is a good read. But the insight to see the propaganda of mass violence took a back seat for me. London made very clear that once the rule of law goes the law makes all the rules. When that happens your stuff can be taken away and nobody cares.

        • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

          He is not smart.

          • K-Dog December 18, 2018 at 1:18 pm #


          • K-Dog December 18, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

            Lets see if you are smart enough to figure that out.

      • sophia December 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

        Did you really just say that K-dog?

        • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

          You should consider what I was responding to.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

          The other day he wished that the Mob had torn James Field limb from limb. No doubt they didn’t do enough to Reginald Denny either to suit him.

          • K-Dog December 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

            No you did not get it right.

            I said I’d tear him limb from limb. Not a mob. With my bare hands. For leaving the scene of an accident where people were maimed and in dire need of help.

            Alternate scenarios you can get on TV. A few hundred a year.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 20, 2018 at 3:11 am #

            And you’d like to do the same to the Blacks who maimed Reginald Denny, right? If not, why not? Show your work. Admitting that you don’t care gets you an A for honesty. But then I expect you to analyze why you don’t care and/or admit you are a hypocrite.

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    • Eoin December 17, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

      Not to put too fine of a point on it Bill, but the magic number for losing a U.S, Passport is $51,000.00, not 50K. That, and there has to be demonstrable evidence that the holder of the Passport has steadfastly avoided any and all efforts to settle the obligation(s).
      Half of the folks in this country make less than 53Kper year, and half of them make less than 16 bucks an hour.
      Sure, penalties and interest are stiff, but you have to start with a pretty big number, and refuse to pay it, before you get to the 51K amount.
      The back-up guys on Trump’s team in the latest Stormy news were clocking around $310/hour. Most really good tax guys, that will even speak to folks like us, get around 200/ hr.-tops.
      Our “system” is a lot better than you think. Even with all of the shit that got loaded into it between 2008 & 2016.
      Aside from that, my bet is that Judge Sullivan pulls the proverbial plug that starts the swamp draining for real; on that I would bet the rent !
      It won’t surprise me if the 116th Congress isn’t even seated.

      “Well he used to go Ho-Ho-Ho,
      now he goes Ho-Ho. Where’d the other Ho go ?
      Santa lost a Ho.” (the Jug Band- Santa lost a Ho)
      maybe 234 of ’em.
      Just sayin’

      • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

        Modern day slavery.
        For profit prisons.

  13. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter December 17, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    Comey’s alleged sense of “ethics” is also demonstrated in this excerpt:
    n his interview in New York City, Nicole Wallace asked him, “It’s hard to imagine two FBI agents ending up in the State Room. How did that happen?” The audience erupted when Comey said dryly, “I sent them. Something we’ve, I probably wouldn’t have done or maybe gotten away with in a more organized investigation, a more organized administration. In the George W. Bush administration … or the Obama administration, two men that all of us, perhaps, have increased appreciation for over the last two years. In both of those administrations there was process.” He revealed, “So if the FBI wanted to send agents into the White House itself to interview a senior official, you would work through the White House counsel and there would be discussions and approvals and it would be there. I thought, ‘It’s early enough, let’s just send a couple of guys over.’”

    Just send a couple of guys over. One line could not more aptly capture Comey and his own professed view of “ethical leadership.” The interview confirmed what some of us have written about Comey for more than two years. The media consistently reinforced his image as a rules driven and principled public servant, often referring to him as an almost naive Eagle Scout. The Washington Post even ran the headline, “Boy Scout James Comey is no match for Donald Trump.”

    Yet, the history of Comey shows both an overriding interest in his own actions as well as a willingness to violate rules to achieve that interest. But his comments, including a call to the public to defeat Trump in a “landslide” in the next election, have stripped away any remaining pretense. The fact is, there often was more pretense than principle in his final years as director.

    What was Comey’s justification? Because he could. He refers to the “process” of other administrations. That process, however, was still in place and did not change. Moreover, he noted that he thought he could get away with it because this was “early” in the administration. That is not principle. It is opportunism. He was supposed to work through the Justice Department and not simply follow the rules only if he might be caught breaking them. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is cited in some recently released FBI material as being irate over his decision.



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  14. K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 11:16 am #

    Sitting on a cornflake
    Waiting for the van to come
    Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
    Man you’ve been a naughty boy
    You let your face grow long

    • Ol' Scratch December 17, 2018 at 11:47 am #

      I am the eggman,
      They are the eggmen,
      I am the K-Dog,
      koo-koo-ka choo!

      That certainly puts a new spin on things!

  15. FincaInTheMountains December 17, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    Everybody knows the war is over

    I think it’s just getting started in earnest…

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    • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      Everybody knows the good guys lost…

      But will flames of the tigers light the road to Berlin?

  16. AKlein December 17, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    Let’s review how things really work in the real world of real badasses. Here’s an example; MBS. One of the people he perceives as being under his rule puts his foot one step beyond “the line in the sand”. What happens? A task force of 15 loyals are dispatched to TCB in Istanbul. And they bring back the poor bastard’s head. Body never found. The whole episode quietly moves off stage, and Bezos, the Western billionaire facilitator of the “dog” who irritated MBS once too many times utters nary a word. I’ll posit a reason why. MBS means business and doesn’t give a hoot in hell what anybody thinks. He can, and has, successfully issued his brand of justice. Why is this relevant to today’s topic? Because MBS should remind us of how retribution can be in the real world. He is not alone. The alphabet lettered agencies of the Deep State like to think of themselves as “tough” and “brazen”. Alas, they may discover there are genuine “bad-asses” out there. All that needs to happen is for one of them to decide a line has been crossed. And when “justice” has been dispensed, no words will be uttered.

    • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      You mean just us.

    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm #


      That is why MBS needs to be taught some manners when he is dealing with the USofA. We shouldn’t cotton to that shit and ought to slap him down hard. There are certain rules of etiquette if you want to play with us (have our protection and sell in our markets).

      We are they masters in that relationship and we are fools if we let that thug get away with shit like this. The victim was a legal resident of this nation. The rule has ALWAYS been, don’t fuck with our citizens / legal residents.

      I’m not saying he has to disappear, just pay a “terrible price” for that indiscretion.


  17. Walter B December 17, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    Why is it that no matter what the statement or subject, there are always those that simply have to argue, whine, or complain about whatever topic is raised? If I were in a face to face conversation with a couple of people and one of them complained about whatever it was that we were talking about, I am certain that I would not be the only one to tell that person to take a hike. Fortunately many here are doing that today which is good because Jim wisely put forth an unarguable argument as to why he was reporting on this subject once again. Our national government has become a disgusting, insulting farce and anyone that cannot see that needs a good kick in the ass.

    When John Brown raided Harper’s Ferry and was stopped and apprehended it took what, a month to put the whole business to bed? And they didn’t have any computers, DNA or video taped evidence to work with did they? Today, our techno-narcissist society has lost all ability to bring any issue to an end even as “advancements” are made every other minute or two. As all of this ridiculously insulting Kabuki Theater grinds out at glacier like pace, the lawyer’s continue to laugh their asses off as billables soar into uncharted gazillions. At least somebody is having fun.

    Thank you Jim you made your point in spectacular form. Pay no heed to the miscreants here. They know not what they do.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

      Yes, what a foreshadowing of things to come: Anti-White White terrorism on behalf of Blacks and with Black help.

      • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

        Hmmm, very interesting way of seeing that. He was a wide-eyed, scary man from what I’ve read.

  18. Luhrenloup December 17, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    “But there are many other forces in play right now on a world scene that is each day becoming more fraught with intimations of upsetting the current order of things.”

    What, no mention of the gilets jaunes? This is surely one of the biggies happening now. The French and Belgians are saying no to globalism, to a homogenized world with a corporate dictatorship.

    The situation with migrants could have been, and still can be, handled differently. Why not rebuild their countries. It would be a lot cheaper than the turmoil of deracination which will go on for decades.

    • James Howard Kunstler December 17, 2018 at 11:51 am #

      Luhrenloup — Maybe it’s not obvious — should be — that I’m referring to the Yellow Vests among other things. — JHK

      • K-Dog December 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

        It is hard to comment directly on something that is off the American radar. Most Americans don’t even know about the busy French bees.

    • Tate December 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

      “It would be a lot cheaper than the turmoil of deracination which will go on for decades.”

      Decades? If only.

  19. volodya December 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    The Deep State, which Mueller represents, is in contempt of a lot of things, of the people it rules over, of their economic needs and interests, of the election choice they made in November 2016.

    Everyone remembers how Sunday morning pundits repeatedly told us, there’s no way for Trump to win the nomination, and when he won the nomination they assured us that the path to election victory was up a vertical electoral wall with no handholds, that having alienated too many women and Blacks and Hispanics, having amply proven his racism and unfitness for office, it would be enlightened female, hipster, gay, college-educated voters behind Hillary that would prevail.

    Didn’t happen. The pundits were wrong, Nate Silver was wrong, Robbie Mook and the Democrat brain-trust and their on-the-ground war machine, all their multi-billionaire backers, all of them got it wrong. They say that Trump is a doofus, that he doesn’t have the chops for the most difficult executive job in the country and maybe the world. But he beat the Democrats, and he did it against not only the Democrats and all the money behind them but also the Republican establishment who opposed him tooth and nail.

    So, who’s the Doofus?

    The Deep State isn’t this amorphous ‘blob’, it’s made up of people arranged in hierarchies in multiple organizations. OK maybe it is a blob. But it is people we’re talking about. Regardless, given the towering self-assurance of these people I guess it’s too much to ask they pull their heads out of their asses for a few minutes and look around the world.

    What you see in the US you see in multiple places, in France, the UK, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy and even in the Elrondian care-bear utopia to the north where the good folk of Toronto first voted in Rob Ford. Remember Rob? You may remember Rob as mayor of Toronto, and his stint as being marred not least by the unstinting obstruction of the local Deep State that convinced itself that their favored candidate, the gay caucasian male and his husband and their black gayby boy should be in the mayor’s chair. Well, they did it again, the deplorables of the Province of Ontario voted in Doug Ford, Rob’s brother, as premier, the leader of the Province.

    Discontent isn’t just an American phenomenon, neither is its expression via the ballot box, neither is Deep State contempt for voters expressing their choices. The Deep States in various locales have got themselves convinced, like in the US, that what they’re seeing is raw racism, bigotry most foul, fascism all a-flower. These Deep Staters don’t stop to consider that for example, in the case of Ontario (a province of 13 million) hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs fucked off to Mexico and China. As a result, a multitude of cities and towns are shadows of their former selves. And, all the while, hundreds of thousands of people, legally and otherwise, are pouring in. You see the same type of thing all over the place, all over North America and Europe. If you say the obvious, that this is a recipe for calamity, they call you names, racist, ill-informed, intolerant, un-educated, fascistic.

    It would behoove ruling classes everywhere to see things for what they are and stop talking shit, stop making up stories in their heads. They talk about globalization, well, the Davos people managed to ruin enough people in western democracies that what you have is globalized unhappiness. And these movements you see in multiple countries could take the globalist example, a globalized uprising to be rid of parasitic, self-dealing elites. It’s not too late to change course, but the clock is ticking and time is short.

    • sophia December 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm #


      You actually believe that these deep state pundits believe their own propaganda? Don’t you see those accusations are just tools to shut people down so we don’t have the obvious conversations about reality?

      • volodya December 17, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

        Sophia, I think that a fair number drink their own kool-aid. I happened to watch George Stephanopoulos on election night and you could see the blood drain from his face and everyone else’s face too as the results came rolling in. They clearly had expected to have a self-congratulatory love-fest as Hillary whumped Trump. They expected to be mocking Trump and his uneducated supporters.

        And then Hillary didn’t make the appearance to concede. I told my wife that she was huddling with lawyers to figure out ways to up-end the election.

        But you’re dead-right right about the accusations. Never mind just shutting down conversations about reality, these accusations can be career stoppers for a lot of people.

        In their more generous moments they say oh, these deplorable malcontents just FEEL like they’re left behind. Fuck that, when the plant relocates to Mexico and your job goes bye-bye, there’s no arguing with no money in the bank or the eviction notice or the sheriff at the door. These are FACTS not feelings. In the end, FACTS win out.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

          Quite so. Martha was crying. The best was Stephen Colbert whose smile froze and turned into a grimace of 9:30 or so, and slowly then morphed into a snarl.

          Of course there are People above the Media Mandarins about whom her statement is correct.

        • Nightowl December 18, 2018 at 11:38 am #

          They didn’t drink their own Kool-Aid, they worked to ensure Trump couldn’t win. They tried to rig it in more ways than one.

          Media built up Trump on purpose (see Wikileaks Pied Piper emails), then went full neg. 24/7 across the spectrum in an effort to make him toxic.

          As I mentioned in a post above, they even went as far as to try and flip the electors. And it continues with the effort to impeach.

          I suspect Trump actually won far more votes than we are aware of. I also suspect he won the popular vote.

    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:59 pm #


      “The French aristocracy didn’t see it coming (their heads being cut off) either.”


      • draupnir December 18, 2018 at 11:35 am #

        They did. There had been considerable unrest before things really got out of hand. The aristocracy simply believed it wasn’t going happen yet. It is human nature to continue to push until we finally break something, and then we’re surprised when our head is beneath the blade. It’s inexcusable, of course, because by the time things reach that point, it’s been decided that your whole line has to go and your parents and your wife and children are in the tumbrel with you.

    • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

      An international movement of the underclasses maybe? Everybody wants their countries back!

  20. Soloview December 17, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Overreach it is, Jim. Fatal? Well, not so sure. Methinks that simple imposing 5% federal surtax on personal income over $100k and corporate income over $100 Mil, and cutting the military to half would go a long way to restore the patient’s breathing. Does not anyone see that ?

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    • volodya December 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

      A lot of people see it. But the Donor Class carries politicians in their pockets like so many nickles and dimes. It’s not the likes of you and me that senators and congressmen rub shoulders with. They need prospects for their kids’ careers, for their own post-politics employment, and it’s with the Donor Class that they find what they need and so it’s the Donor Class that they eat and drink with and socialize with.

      Do you think that the Obamas and the Clintons and the Bushes see things from ground level? Would the likes of Paul Ryan talk entitlement elimination if there was a chance that he or his family would be in need? In that crowd they have more than enough and so for the rest of us it’s every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost. But they never stop to think that they could be among the hindmost.

    • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

      While it is always a pleasure to see people that get it and apply logic and reason to the solution of problems, yours is a rhetorical question, right? Because just like Term Limits, criminals will never impose restrictions upon themselves, only on the rest of us. No criminal sellout is ever going to reduce the amount he is stealing from the masses until the rope is snugly around his neck and the trap door is opening up under his feet. Until the American people begin emulating the people of France today, nothing will ever develop in the way of solutions to any of our problems. Unfortunately, fat and happy, doped and drugged, and distracted and entertained are obstacles that Americans cannot ever be expected to overcome, and the criminal sellouts understand this.

      • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

        Long live the Yellow Vests!!

    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm #


      I think you are on the right track, for sure.


  21. bukowskisghost December 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    Cease and desist all song lyrics posing as “clever”. I am waving this rule for sub 100 IQ cretins. Gee, maybe I should start using lyrics from drug addled narcissistic musicians and pass that crap off as intelligent just like some of the pinheaded geniuses that troll the well thought out blogs like Jim writes.

    • draupnir December 18, 2018 at 11:51 am #

      No song? How about poetry?

      ‘Men of England, sons of Glory,
      Heroes of unwritten story,
      Nurselings of one might Mother,
      Hopes of Her, and one another;”

      Rise like lions after slumber,
      In unvanquishable number,
      Shake your chains off you like dew,
      Which in sleep had fallen on you,
      Ye are many — they are few.’

      Excerpt from The Mask of Anarchy, by the possibly drug addled and narcissistic Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819,

  22. capt spaulding December 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    The world is changing more rapidly than ever before, and those changes are going to be more momentous than we can imagine. They will be exacerbated by the impact of climate change everywhere in the world, and the fact that we have overpopulated the earth. Mother nature ALWAYS bats last.

    • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

      China is rapidly approaching an inflection point with their electric car market. They sell 30 million cars a year (twice as many as America) and only 1 million are electric. China has 230 million cars and 1.4 billion people. America has 270 million cars and 330 million people. They sell 15 million a year and maybe 100,000 are electric. The Chinese government wants that to be 15 million electric cars a year by 2025, while Trump is trying to slow down electric vehicle sales. He wants to bring back coal. He is rooted in the past. He is telling GM that the future is not all electric, which is where their CEO Mary Barry is taking them. Trump is about preserving the past. This is not good for america’s future. 100 years after John Rockefeller and we’re still on that oil teat. That is the Deep State, the oil industry and it is married to the Military Industrial Complex. All of Trump’s actions are in preservation of this. How then is Trump not part of the Deep State? China knows this and is doing everything in its power to get off the oil teat. Brazil did it with ethanol.

      • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

        In opening the Y Saturday morning one of the TV’s I turned on had an infomercial or news story about a new line of electric pick up trucks and land barges coming out from someone, GM I think. They all had more gadgets and gizmos than a space shuttle and were extra large enough to transport many behemoths in style. The prices ran from $65K to $100K which I found a bit staggering. Apparently since Americans are affording less and less housing these days, they will be mortgaging their land-yachts and perhaps even living in them. Let us hope the vehicles last as long as the mortgages do.

        • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

          Electric cars will be like iphones. In fact a lot of people are calling the Tesla Model 3 the iphone of the car industry. It will completely overturn the petrol car paradigm. Gasoline cannot compete with 90% efficiency, practically maintenance free vehicles, and software fixes for mechanical issues-look at how Tesla handles differentials-with software. China does not use credit cards. It’s all in their phones. China will have an all-electric car base when we are still using petrol. China wants to leap frog us. We have a president who wants to fight them, not leap frog them. Trump is living in the past, and he’s holding us hostage with him. How could a president in 2016 be talking about bringing back coal? And it sold. Natural gas is dirt cheap and energy flush.How could Rex Tillerson become Secretary of State?

          • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

            But of course the problem that we all shall still have is what our host has pointed out many times and that is that the electricity to recharge these rolling land barges will still be generated by coal, oil and gas fired power plants. The nukes are even a bigger problem, but they are all slowly being decommissioned for they have past their useful lives.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

            Have you heard about their housing foolishness? Countless people have been driven out of their apartments so luxury apartments and condos could be built – which then remain vacant because there’s no need for them since people don’t have the money for them. Their economy isn’t talking to itself at all, at least not in that area.

          • capt spaulding December 17, 2018 at 6:19 pm #

            True Walter B, about the nukes. I think, however, that one of the biggest problems with nukes is the fact that you have to watch over them for fifty thousand years or so in return for that 30 or 40 years of use

          • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

            Wrong. China will mandate all their homes be built with solar panels like California just did. When you couple the two, you eliminate your gas bill and your electricity bill. Smart.

          • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

            Except when the clouds and smog keep the sunshine out ;-).

          • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:49 pm #

            I don’t know seawolf, I have heard too many limitations on solar power being anything but a small addition to the grid, rather than a prime supply. Now if they ever decide to assemble large solar collectors and float them in space I would think that they might have something with that one. I do know that this concept has been floated around out there as well as the ability to transmit the power back down to the surface, though we are probably a long way from having that all hashed out.


            As far as the nukes go capt s, it is almost as though I can see the bums that started this program discussing their plans way back when. “But what are we going to do with all of the toxic crap that is generated from these plants? – Who cares, we will all die rich long before it is a problem”. Perhaps I am too cynical, but I have heard that statement many times in my day.

          • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:12 am #

            You’re not close enough to it. Devil’s advocates are a dime a dozen. Think about it, when the power goes out, millions are affected. Doesn’t that sound rather stupid. Decentralization is coming because people are tired of depending on monolithic entities.

          • draupnir December 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

            Walter B, maybe someday we will have a Dyson’s sphere around our sun to provide for our power needs. Astronomers have found a couple of stars out there with variable light signatures and postulate these may have Dyson’s spheres signaling advanced civilizations (or maybe they’re simply dust clouds and we are alone in the universe).

  23. Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Obama claimed the economy as well.

    Why should we care about this (the relentless investigations) more than Trump?

    Because it isn’t about Trump, it never was.
    We have been down this road before.
    Anyone remember a guy named Bill Clinton?
    What about “Whitewater”?

    There was a never-ending investigation by a Special Prosecutor, with a woman appearing in shackles and handcuffs when they hauled her out of prison to testify, among other features.
    The investigation never produced the desired evidence of wrongdoing, so it switched gears and, with the aid of a holdover Bush 1 employee, a “perjury trap” was set, to get the president who hadn’t been proven guilty of any of the suspected crimes, or even CHARGED, impeached on SOMETHING.
    Impeached does not mean what many seem to think it does.
    Anyway, the perception lingers that Bill Clinton was impeached for having sex with an over 21 intern.
    No, he was impeached for lying about the sex.

    The question should have arisen, why was a prosecutor even allowed to ask him about the non-crime of consensual sex. It did not.
    Anyway, Mr. Clinton was not removed from office, as that is not what impeachment is.
    In the end, Congress did not have the guts to go through with the attempt to remove the people’s choice for president from office over something so trivial.
    I would have said “transparently trivial”, but unfortunately so many still not get it.
    Bill’s fortunes improved when he himself finally got it. He joined the Bush clan as an honorary, smart son, and became quite wealthy.

    Back to today. It has been stated that the members of Donald Trump’s family will be “gone after” in this investigation, which should cause alarm to anyone; because it isn’t about any wrongdoing. It is about ruining those near and dear to the target.
    It isn’t about Ivanka and Donnie Jr. It could be about the son and daughter of anyone who got in the way of the goals of the people running this show.
    The election was meant to be all Hillary’s, remember? That’s why a Bush was reluctantly brought out, he even said he had better things to do.
    He was there to make sure the Republicans didn’t accidentally pick somebody who could beat the pre-determined choice for president.
    That’s why there was all the talk about candidate Trump better not object to the results.
    That’s why the losing candidate could not bring herself to show her face in the wee hours, when it was determined that no, she had not won.
    It is not about Donald Trump. It is about making sure no when gets any idea about challenging the establishment, ever again.

    • Beryl of Oyl December 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

      No “one” gets any “ideas”.

      • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

        That’s a really good point. The establishment is eliminating all opposition and opposing ideas/viewpoints.

    • MrPheel December 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm #


      RE: “Elected officials come and go, but when America chucks the rule of law . . .”
      It is an economic axiom that when you commingle swindle with business, all you have left is swindle. We stopped living under rule of law ten years ago when the housing bubble popped and it was revealed (again) who actually governs this country. We no longer live under rule of law. We now live under rule of swindle and have been for some time.
      This Mueller business is just another carny show meant to draw our attention off the ongoing swindle.

      • revilo December 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

        Full on carny, with Mueller as the babyface and Trump as the heel, and it’s all about the heat and the pop. I can’t think of a better way to understand what’s taking place in America at this point than studying professional wrestling. Macho Man fan here.

      • revilo December 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

        And if there’s any question as to what is more fake btwn journalism and wrestling, Dr. D settled that pretty convincingly during his interview with John Stossel years back.


    • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 10:41 pm #

      I heard Hillary got shit faced “in the wee hours” and was in no condition to appear publicly. They had to send John Pedophilia up there to tell all the snowflakes to go home.

      • draupnir December 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

        I personally believe that during the process of getting shit-faced many lamps and assorted glasses and crockery were thrown. Her suite probably looked like The Rolling Stones back in their hay days had partied there after a concert. Hillary is famous for her tantrums. I heard that she blackened one of Bill’s eyes during the Monica Lewinsky business.

        • hmuller December 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

          I heard one day in 2000 Hillary came back to the White House early from campaigning for the NY Senate seat. She found Bill in the Lincoln bedroom between the sheets with three young interns. Standing stunned in the doorway, Hillary just mumbled “well, hello, hello, hello.”

          Suddenly, Bill sat up in bed and indignantly demanded, “Well, aren’t you going to say hello to me!?”

  24. jdhines December 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm #


    I’m not a betting man, but I’ll bet that judge isn’t going to say a peep on Tuesday, and not because of any threats or duress, but because “there ain’t anything there at all to bitch about.” Just the facts ma’am. Lying to the government/FBI is illegal. Those are just truisms.


  25. lateStarter December 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    Wouldn’t it be funny if trump just quit?

    “Fuck it. I’ve had enough of this shit. I’m going golfing. Effective January 15, 2019, Mike Pence will be taking over for me. I wish him well. He is going to need it. I’m outta here!”

    Is there anything preventing a president from doing this? What would the fallout be?

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    • jdhines December 17, 2018 at 3:09 pm #


      That very well may be his best escape hatch, if he gets an agreement that all the investigations stop. Of course, Pense will Pardon him anyway. Terrible for us Dems as Pence could be way worse than his Orangeness. Better the devil you know and all that…

      I don’t want him impeached (or convicted by the Senate) anyway, I just want the Trump nightmare and chaos to end and go back to an orderly, less volatile, grind. It’s not about justice, perhaps it should be, but rather the avoidance of real chaos.

      This orange Trumpster is a real bull in a china shop and we could ALL get hurt real bad by his foolish antics. Real bad, like WW1 bad. I’m just saying, it doesn’t pay to play with fire. This guys like a molotov cocktail in a crazy man’s hands. Very dangerous indeed.


  26. seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Trump wants SNL in the courts now. I guess it was “It’s a Wonderful Trump,” that got to him. The skit was a take off on “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I loved the line “Every time the bell rings, someone either quits or goes to jail.”

  27. JohnAZ December 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    130 responses and no one has mentioned the big hit that Obamacare took last Friday. When the tax law passed and the “taxation” from ACA was eliminated, no one seemed to notice that the financial backing for ACA was gone. Until a judge in Texas noticed it and declared ACA unconstitutional. Estimates are it will take two years to get SC review.

    Heh! The Dems are going to go nuts over this one. What a great time for some super man to propose a plan for healthcare that will work.

    Fat chance!

    • Exscotticus December 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

      Yes suddenly when unelected lower echelon federal judges make sweeping changes they don’t like, suddenly their respect for the judiciary takes a dive. They only like “Obama judges”.

    • jdhines December 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm #


      If they do manage to make that “unconstitutional” BS stick (doubtful) it will only help Dems in 2020 as it did in the mid-terms. When are you guys gonna stop voting against your own interests? Don’t you see that they don’t want ANY good, reasonable, fair health coverage, because it hurts their real constituency, the corporate elite and the wealthy?

      I know you guys love the gun shit, the religious dribble that the Reps pump out, the racism, etc., but at least wise-up on the economic issues and stop voting like dopes for the 1% elites. These people are not your friends!

      Take heart, you can still have all the weaponry your blessed little heart’s desire, you can even be racists and religious-evangelical fantasy believing churchgoers too. Remember God is all powerful, all knowing, but, damn it, he can’t manage money, and needs yours! Please pay up!


      • jdhines December 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

        drivel rather 😉

        • jdhines December 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm #

          The drivel that dribbles out at any rate!

  28. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

    I have no idea what’s going on in China, but I dabble in the political books that are relatively scarce, but still available in the streets of Hong Kong. They say that Xi has imposed basically a Cult of Personality ???? and One Man Rule. It seems that the party history museum in Shenzhen holds Xi out as one of the Founders of the PRC next to Mao albeit he wasn’t born until 1950. No one seems to notice… Deng’s statue disappeared from the museum replaced by Xi’s statue next to Mao’s. Xi has been throwing big bucks around in Africa. Collective lunacy is probably the worst form of lunacy? The US seems to be going off into the Deep End as the Americans except for the South after the Civil War do not have any experience with social Collapse? Many Americans seem to be mentally checking out by self-medicating? Huge potential for demagoguery and mass societal psychosis in the US?

    • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

      You are wise to keep you eye on China. Whether you love them or hate them they do seem to have some seriously positive attributes going for them. They have a hive or teamwork mentality, they are not afraid of hard work and their country has a very large manufacturing base. America may have the most comfortable standards of living (for now) but I do believe that far too many have grown not so hard working are they tippy tap their thumbs and work the phones yet rely on places like China for so many of their needs, including food.

      I do not want to see US)A) overrun and thrown down as a nation, but societies do not maintain their living standards by having somebody else do the hard work. We are pushing our luck.

      • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

        For me China = crooks and slave labor. And USA imports their worst people [the robber barrons].

        • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

          China does seem to benefit from massive slave labor and theft.

          • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:51 pm #

            Do not fool yourself into believing that our American executives have not learned from watching them either.

          • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 12:46 am #

            You’re right. Clearly American corporations are taking cues from China. That is why they want open borders and cheap labor. This will take away all the gains that organized labor made in the past.

      • elysianfield December 18, 2018 at 11:18 am #

        “… they do seem to have some seriously positive attributes going for them. They have a hive or teamwork mentality, they are not afraid of hard work and their country has a very large manufacturing base.

        What they currently have is what I have heard opined as the perfect government…a benign dictator.

  29. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

    Bill Cosby Prison Christmas TV Special…

    When asked how Bill Cosby was doing in The Cooler, the Prison “Spokesperson” said: “Mr. Cosby is doing well. He’s very appreciative of all of the prison staff, and he hasn’t gotten into any fights with the other prisoners.”

    • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

      Who is he going to fight – Stevie Wonder? The man is blind.

      But you see how quickly we adjust to the idea of the mighty brought low and imprisoned. One day I hope to see a vast throng of big shot Clintonista’s in prison. And the public will yawn and go on with the business of living.

      • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

        Wasn’t Caine’s master in Kung Fu blind?

        • hmuller December 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

          It’s a little late for Cosby to become a blind master of Kung Fu.

          That whole Cosby story has so many ironic twists. He could have had a parade of beautiful women bouncing on him for free. He was Bill Cosby for crying out loud! But no, the exercise of deviant power was more exciting than just plain sex.

          So America’s 1980’s darker version of Ozzie Nelson turned out to be Ted Bundy. But note that we are so jaded as a nation, the revelation barely made a ripple in the national consciousness.

          I wonder how shocked the country will be when it finds out how many prominent people have been pedophiles all these years – practicing deviant power, fear, torture, and murder upon their young victims.

  30. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

    Human primates are emotional creatures that basically like to eat and to just sit around and watch stuff, which probably makes human primates extremely programmable? You can probably just wind ‘em up like little toy Soldiers? I’m a bit intrigued as to why the Southerners fought so desperately for the Confederacy during the protracted Civil War? Most southerners resented the landed Slave owning aristocracy and despised the racial miscegenation on the Plantations. But when their respective states seceded from the Union, 75% of the young men went to fight, of whom almost 90% died fighting for the Confederacy. It was a bloody orgy of death. How to account for this? Conformity?

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    • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

      How is that war different from others, from the commoners view?

      USA should not have fought in WW1 and WW2. Right?
      Us commoners dont benefit.

      • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

        It isn’t. All wars are bankers wars. Why did the south fight? Stupidity. They’re still fighting.

        • malthuss December 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

          THEY?? WE [USA] is killing and dropping uranium.
          Fighting in Somalia this week.

    • sophia December 18, 2018 at 4:57 am #

      It is indeed distressing. It seems that it takes a very small stimulus in the form of a perceived threat to get people on board to go fight. The line between wanting to carry on with plans for an ordinary life and enthusiasm for war is very easily crossed.

  31. 100th Avatar December 17, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    Trump’s election has ushered in many great and long overdue events:

    -the dissolution of the GOP, particularly the RINO cohort
    -the death-blow to Clinton Inc. and its DNC shadow operation.

    Most importantly, his access to the high office has evinced the call of Cthulhu. Called the beast out.

    This is not hyperbole.

    He never was going to dredge and drain the “swamp.” He never had to. His mere presence has summoned forth the deepest and dirtiest multi-headed bureaucratic monster of leviathan. The deepest of deep-state demons: the CIA and FBI monstrosity. The corrupt state police (federal). The Ameristasi.

    They fomented a coup with a sitting president. The bureaucracy, in the end, answers to no politician, and Trump’s sheer being, and being in office, has exposed the corruption hidden under layers and layers to the deepest bedrock of American pseudo-exceptionalism: the rule of law.


    It doesn’t stop there. He brought forth the 4th estate’s denouement. Their final curtain. Exposed for the corrupted, biased, infiltrated, and state mouthpiece they are.

    Many of us knew this day was coming. We were expecting it.
    In this sense he is the perfect golem.
    Ugly, painful, and undignified to behold, but the results are here.

    Saving us all from this failed republic. The death knell to this charade of governance, democracy, equalité, and rule of law.

    He even exposed what many of us already knew, from the beginning: we don’t deserve it, nor him.

    Complacent in their slavery.

    • pequiste December 17, 2018 at 11:19 pm #

      I rather like your analysis Av.

      Can we call this special season “A Cthulhu Christmas”?

    • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      WTF are you talking about? He hasn’t done any of these things. His mere presence???? Push your knees together and count to a 100. Then with both hands and a flashlight, try and find your ass.

  32. Why doesn’t the New York Times consider the situation newsworthy?

    The only guess I can hazard is that it simply isn’t fit to print. Mueller’s DOJ Office of Special Counsel, asked for secret documents in an ongoing investigation by a DC District Federal Judge, having not handed the documents over, isn’t news.

    Nothing has happened, and therefore, we don’t know what it means. Breathlessly tracking the federal paper trail, creating scurrilous speculation as to who and why and what are grist for click-bait media, not the New York Times.

    • What is news is new polling numbers for the upcoming (2 weeks!) start of the 2020 Election cycle showing Biden and Bernie out polling Lil’ Beto, with Warren et. al coming in single digits.

      On the Republican side, few have admitted wanting Mr Trump to drop out of the picture. But the ranks are deep. I imagine Mitt Romney, if he can put forward a plausible self-deportation plan, doing well. The establishment’s George Will wing prefers Ben Sasse. The deplorables could be split between an evangelical like Pence or a total asshole like Walker.

      • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

        I like Walker. Why do you call him an a hole?


        • Majella December 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

          He FUCKED Wisconsin, utterly and without compunction. Asshole.

          • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

            You mean he didn’t bend over for the public sector unions?


      • pequiste December 17, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

        Rather than regurgitating the names of the same pathological politicians who got us to be where we find ourselves in the first place; America needs a candidate we can finally really believe in.

        2020 is absolutely the time for Cthulhu to run for president as an Independent.

    • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 11:33 am #

      >>> Why doesn’t the New York Times consider the situation newsworthy?

      The NYT doesn’t consider this newsworthy because it doesn’t fit their fake news narrative of Trump-Russia collusion.

      Besides, the NYT is too busy arguing that the extinction of all humanity wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

      I’ll be thinking about this editorial in 2020 when the NYT argues that this progressive or that who should be in charge of our nuclear arsenal…

  33. BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    At any rate, these beauty contests just aren’t the same. For example, Spain, a nation of superbly beautiful women, entered a man dressed up as a women into the Miss Universe tournament. The dude didn’t win, with his big bones and square face, but there was a special segment focusing on how brave he (she) was for ‘breaking down barriers’. My Spanish wife, her sisters and nieces, all good lookers in their own right, got a good laugh out of it, but I sensed a little embarrasment too. Who want to see your own native people made a goddam fool of?

    Jim, none of the stuff you mention ever makes the MSM news. If the dems don’t get rid of the President within the next year or so, and if they regain the presidency in 2020, expect a full measure of revenge on Republicans and ‘specially the people who supported him, and whom they hate so much. One thing for sure is the borders will be opened wide to the entire third world in an attempt to create a permanent min/lib majority in the US. There’s still plenty of piled up wealth here and the arriving hordes will devour whats left like locusts thru biblical wheat, cheered on by the lefty agit/prop NY and DC media.

    Brace yourself …

    After Trump, the deluge!


    • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

      I for one hope that prediction is wrong.

  34. amb December 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

    You can’t sort out any group (including a government or a nation)… you can’t implement workable policies, strategies or plans… unless you FIRST handle the immorality/dishonesty/integrity of those involved.

    Before you can approach and improve technical or administrative issues you must first clear all “ethics related issues”.

    • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

      Yes, that makes sense.

    • pequiste December 17, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

      No political enema is big or powerful enough to do what you suggest Amb, with one exception.

      At the increasing rate of censorship with extreme prejudice being exhibited by the Evil Fuckers and their agents I am hard pressed to even mention it in passing.

      But I’ll give y’all a hint:


  35. BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

    Strictest gun control in the nation here in CT, which might explain the plethora of spectacular mass stabbing we’ve had here in the state in the recent past. On Halloween a whole bunch of people got stabbed at party a former NFL players house in my town. Teenagers stabbing each other (to death) up in Enfield, formerly a rural town but now a place people move to be closer to their relatives who are held in the nearby state prisons. Earlier today an unspecified number of people carved up in west Hartford, details forthcoming. There’s something fundamental, even elemental, about the blade, about cold steel, that strikes fear in the hearts of men.


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    • malthuss December 18, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      race of killers?

  36. 100th Avatar December 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

    It’s hilarious in its pitifulness. In how easily the hoi-poloi are duped.
    They are not played masterfully, but clumsily, yet so easy are they lead by their nose.

    A (then) sitting president along with the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, and retired former bureaucrats preorchestrate a coup utilizing illegal warrants, espionage, psy-ops, and false narratives in order to both depose an elected leader and further their bellicose march to antagonism with Russia, their last impediment in Europe, the west.

    They will get rid of their obstacle in office in their pursuit of their obstacle in the Ukraine: Putin. 2 birds, one lie.
    Only then will Europe be on board. When he, after he, is eliminated.

    If one didn’t feel a tinge of misanthropy, if not towards humanity in general, at least the American variant, it is hard not to now.

    So foolish and accepting are the simpletons. They read, see, or hear about it. Programmed. They believe it. That easy. The government wouldn’t lie to you. No, that government, the unelected one that persists on and on. The ‘“news” wouldn’t lie to you. A generation believing that Cronkite was Moses on the mount. That late night TV comedians are not paid entertainers down to their scripted agenda.
    No, they wouldn’t lie.

    This is why history is made by great singular figures. The few that resist the lemming herd and path. That rise above them, and exploit them. Canon fodder, labor, gang members, soldiers, propagandists. Useful idiots exploited. Willingly. The banality of subservience.

    • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

      I think less people are duped now and the script could flip. Maybe we need a great singular figure since we are ruled by a web of oligarchs? Nature is what it is so there will always be servants and masters.

    • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

      Eloquently put, Avatar, I feel the same way.

    • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

      That’s quite an indictment coming from a Trumptard. It puts me in mind when Michael Corleone is admonishing the prelates at the Vatican on their corruption, one of them replies “That’s quite an indictment, coming from a Corleone.”

  37. SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 8:36 pm #

    It’s hard not to get down sometimes because Evil is so powerful and sometimes seems irresistable. But in the end it isn’t and the Truth cannot really be hidden. The sun will shine on all of the actions of these people working against our President. He is not perfect nor did we believe that he is. The inquisitors are human and therefore sinners too. They have made mistakes and will be found out. This story has happened like a thousand times. Silly they didn’t get it.

    • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

      Do not dismay SSL for there will be no salvation en masse by any group of humans that this Earth does here possess. Salvation will always occur individually and those who strive to achieve it will find hope every time they reach out and find another here or there. I am not claiming that I have done so by any means, but I will admit that I am doing my best to try. I think I sense the same effort in you too.

      • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

        Very poetic, Walter.


      • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 12:21 am #

        Salvation certainly is something to strive for and requires work each and every day. Some people believe that once you have it you can’t lose it. I think it is something that can be lost. It isn’t for the faint of heart and sometimes it seems like it would be easier to give up. But the reward is much greater than the troubles of the journey.

  38. 100th Avatar December 17, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

    “…but it will be another opening for the long-awaited return of reality to a society where, for a long time, now, anything goes and nothing matters.”

    No, not so. The incandescent rage of the elite has lit up the entire nest of lies this phony nation has been operating on.

    The toothpaste is out of the tube.

    • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

      So then what? A new and different nation altogether or no nation at all?

      • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

        This one is a problem. He doesn’t identify as one of us. Laws are based on customs, folkways, and above those values – many of which stem from the religion of the People. If one doesn’t identify as one of the Folk or follows a different Religion, then he or she isn’t going to see things the same – or really care about our fate.

        He’s always very philosophical about our downfall. All things must end, etc. I doubt he acts the same about, I don’t know, say, Israel.

        You were right the other day: there can be no utter separation between Church and State. They mangled that clause, in order to begin to insert their own church of secular humanism into the equation as a replacement. Some system of values has to be there – above politics and informing the Law – else we wouldn’t be human anymore.

        • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

          See that is exactly how I feel too. I always come away from that argument thinking I am the crazy one because I honestly don’t understand how Church and State can really be separate. I was going to post tonight about how I hadn’t got past it hoping you would chime in. What you are saying makes sense on at least two levels. One, that a value system must inform the law. And two, they purposely distorted that idea to undermine us.

          • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

            I think the Founders assumed this would always be a Protestant Nation and the most they’d have to grapple with is whether the Anglicans centered in Virginia or the Puritans centered in Mass. would dominate.


          • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 12:00 am #

            And now there are hundreds of religions or religious sects and less and less common ground. Perhaps the reason why the rule of law is disappearing.

        • 100th Avatar December 18, 2018 at 1:43 pm #


          “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment“

          And your distress manifests as hate.

          Yet it is man that distresses you. All of them, eventually.
          Even your avowed kin and culture and cloth.

          Your naievete in your expectations of man is so untied from reality that your conclusions as to why are so far from ground, reality, sanity.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 3:04 am #

        Culture is upstream from politics – and “Cult” is upstream from Culture. No Cult? Then something, some system of values, will and must take its place or the culture dies. I’d argue that sans a real religion, that the death of culture is inevitable. The secular values are just palliative care in the mean time, despite its many boasts. The sass is brass. Look at Europe, helpless before the Believers of Islam, helped along by the Elite Satanists.

        • outsider December 18, 2018 at 9:51 am #


          You seem to be a religious man. Why, I wonder, is there no white European religion to worship? The world chokes on three monotheistic religions, all with hazy origins in the Middle East. Christianity weakens man by telling him to turn the other cheek. All three deserve to die.

          • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 10:15 am #

            Hmmmm..a White European religion….very interesting!

          • Tate December 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

            Christianity strengthens man by telling him to turn the other cheek. Jesus was saying that under the new Covenant, the old rule “eye for an eye” was no longer to be strictly followed. Lex Talionis may be appropriate for primitive society but is not fitting for more civilized ones. Christian society is strengthened by abandoning ‘eye for an eye’.

            Collectively, we cannot be expected to roll over & suffer annihilation in the face of colonization of our nations by hostile foreigners who rape & kill our girls & women & commit other crimes. That’s not what turning the other cheek means.

            Because of the teachings of Christian forbearance, our societies have bred a slow-to-anger human over many generations. Compare medieval murder rates to today. And read this poem:

            The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon
            Rudyard Kipling

            It was not part of their blood,
            It came to them very late,
            With long arrears to make good,
            When the Saxon began to hate.

            They were not easily moved,
            They were icy — willing to wait
            Till every count should be proved,
            Ere the Saxon began to hate.

            Their voices were even and low.
            Their eyes were level and straight.
            There was neither sign nor show
            When the Saxon began to hate.

            It was not preached to the crowd.
            It was not taught by the state.
            No man spoke it aloud
            When the Saxon began to hate.

            It was not suddently bred.
            It will not swiftly abate.
            Through the chilled years ahead,
            When Time shall count from the date
            That the Saxon began to hate.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

            Yes, it is a tragedy. There was Zarathustra long ago, back when the Persian Tribes were still White. He taught a noble way of righteousness and war against Evil. And of course many Saints and Sages since then, both Pagan and Christian. But we never got another Revelation by and for ourselves – and it might well mean the End of Us in the near future.

          • 100th Avatar December 18, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

            There was a western religion.

            A Socratic one.


          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 12:17 am #

            Hmmm so maybe we just have to work with what we have until we can figure out the answers to these important questions. I agree with Tate that “turn the other cheek” does not mean that we don’t protect ourselves and our country. If we use Christianity as a reference, there is ample Biblical support for protecting our Tribe and borders. We have the intelligence, we have scientists, logicians, philosophers, preachers and poets in our midst. Could it be that a prophet will come to bring us a revelation? Or is the revelation here waiting for us to embrace it?

  39. seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

    Donnie Dumb Dumb and Rudy Dumber than Donnie Dumb Dumb… are you tired of winning yet. MAGA- many are getting arrested. MAGA- make America groan again. “You dirty rat, you dirty rat…” Don Trumptard.

    • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

      Great, CFN has a new janet.

      • seawolf77 December 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

        Great, CFN has an old Trumptard.

        • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

          Act your age, not your shoe size. Which is bigger, your age or IQ?

        • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

          See how mean you get so quick seawolf. Why? And then other times you are nice. You are the King of mixed messages.

          • 100th Avatar December 18, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

            Anything above his anal fixation and rabid hateful nonsense is a step-up for the sea-dolt/georges dimwit

      • malthuss December 18, 2018 at 10:38 am #

        ‘new’ ‘Janet’–funny.

  40. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    Hyper complexity in the law can collapse into totalitarian rule since practically speaking it puts everyone in breach of the law with enforcement at the whim of the politicized bureaucracy which enforces the law according to convenience and according to political considerations? The perpetual investigation of Trump juxtaposed to the blatant nonenforcement of the law in respect of The Clinton Foundation and the trillions of dollars in missing money from the Federal Government is evidence of the arbitrary tyranny of nascent totalitarianism? Also, the bad faith disregard of the Rule of Law by a population that has largely mentally checked out on TV, Weed, and Cookie Dough suggests that people are conforming?

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    • BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

      Many laws are no longer being enforced, in fact chief state attys in Boston and St Louis, both black, ran and won on platforms in Nov they will not enforce laws they consider racist, such as car theft and assault.

      in Hartford a few weeks ago Hispanic immigration protesters blocked entrance to the Federal Building; instead of arresting them and moving them out of the way, the Federal building, which houses FBI, ATF, Coast Guard recruiters etc., was shut down for the day.

      Expect places like St Louis and Boston to be wide open, more dangerous, and lawless.

      Our two CT US Senators routinely undermine immigration law, urging aliens to hide out in churches to avoid deportation.

      Beside checks from the government, law is the only thing holding this place together IMO. When that goes down anarchy and chaos will rein supreme.


  41. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

    The PHOENIX prison permits prisoners, including Bill Cosby, the right to write 8 letters per month. Why 8 letters? Why not 9 letters, or 10 letters? Any word count limit? Page size? Can they be written with a pencil, a crayon? There seem to be lots of bureaucratic restrictions on photos sent to prisoners. The prisoners seem to covet photos of their families…. Everybody is equal, so they each get 8 letters which are mailed at the expense of the prison, which is fair….

    • Pucker December 17, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

      Isn’t the Phoenix a mythical bird of fire that arises out of the ashes of destruction and Apocalypse?

    • outsider December 18, 2018 at 9:34 am #

      The fact that half-blind Bill Cosby is spending his dotage in jail, and will most likely die there while Harvey Weinstein walks free, tells you all you need to know about the injustice of our justice system. Why did blacks not rise up in great numbers to protest Cosby’s conviction? Could it be because The Cos is a conservative who has sharply criticized ghetto culture?

      • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 9:47 am #

        I believe that is precisely the reason.

        • hmuller December 19, 2018 at 10:59 am #

          Let’s hope the final chapter has still to written in the Harvey Weinstein story. The chapter where he goes to jail – and not one of those country club places.

  42. BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm #



    • Janos Skorenzy December 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

      Trump calls him the Rat now. He should have stayed loyal and let Trump pardon him. Now he is the Rat forever.

      • pequiste December 18, 2018 at 12:05 am #

        What good is a lawyer who doesn’t consider “attorney client priviledge” sacred?

        No good at all but rather evil.

        What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

        A good start.

      • outsider December 18, 2018 at 9:24 am #

        Just look at Cohen’s face and the way he talks – just like your prototypical NY mobster. How in hell did someone so dumb make it through law school? Trump’s prior shady looking fixer, Roy Cohn, would have told Mueller’s henchmen to F the Hell Off.

  43. capt spaulding December 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    The Clinton investigation ran over 4 years and resulted in no indictments. The Trump investigation has run about 2 years, and so far turned up 33 indictments and various guilty pleas, mostly incurred by lying to the investigators. I don’t know if Trump did anything crooked or not, but if his past, and his current behavior are any indication, the future doesn’t look too good for him. If I’m to believe what I read from his supporters, the people investigating him, meaning govt. agencies, news media, in short everybody, are crooked, scheming, devious demons out to destroy a good man of the people. Judging by what I’ve read about him, and seen in his behavior, I doubt that is the case. It’s hard to say, i’ve been been wrong before, but just the same, I’ll pass on the koolaid.

    • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

      The Clinton investigation resulted in the impeachment of Clinton. I’d call that an indictment. Although personally, I think it’s just wrong to impeach a President, knowing you don’t have the votes to convict. It creates a Roman circus atmosphere. I hope they don’t impeach Trump just to create a spectacle – because it’s very destabilizing and divisive for the country. (LOL, as if they cared for the country.)

      Yes Capt, I’m one of those people who think Trump’s enemies are demonic. I never saw this level of derangement syndrome when they went after Nixon. I was in college at the time. No other Republican president has ever evoked such hysterical hatred from the Democrats.

      Do you think that’s due to his abrasive personality or whatever dirty business deals and personal adulteries they can dig up? Is it due to his political policies? No. It all comes down to one thing – Trump is a nationalist and his enemies support the Globalist New World Order. Whatever warts Trump may bear pale in comparison to their Orwellian agenda for human enslavement under a world Luciferian dictatorship.

      Also Trump has the evidence of their pedophilia – hence the hysteria.

      • Pucker December 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm #

        How come they never investigated Bill Clinton’s involvement as Arkansas Governor in cocaine running out of Mena, Arkansas during the US Contra War against Nicaragua? I guess that if they went after Hillary over The Clinton Foundation, she’d spill the Deep State beans?

        • Walter B December 17, 2018 at 11:03 pm #

          They did Pucker. Unfortunately all those who did so decided to kill themselves for one reason or another. But is was only a coincidence.

        • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 11:11 pm #

          From the shooting of Kennedy to the election of Trump, every President has been a puppet of the Globalists and their crime syndicate. That’s why so much was never investigated or exposed.

          People don’t even remember the dozens of true journalists who died trying to reveal the truth. The oh-so sophisticated NY Times Zombies derisively laugh at the “conspiracy theorists” and return to their daily propaganda (as Proverbs tells us a dog will return to his vomit).

          • outsider December 18, 2018 at 9:13 am #


            Just yesterday I was looking a little into the strange death of Michael Hastings – the man who brought Gen. Stanley McCrystal down. His new Mercedes just happened to explode into a ball of fire as he was driving home late on night. At least one witness said that the car was enveloped in flames before crashing into a tree. The ability to hack newer cars remotely is a well known thing – so said counter-terrorism expert Richard A Clarke.

      • “I never saw this level of derangement syndrome when they went after Nixon. I was in college at the time. No other Republican president has ever evoked such hysterical hatred from the Democrats.’

        Well, for starters, Nixon founded the EPA and delivered tangibles to the American people. Trump has let the lobbyist arm of the Koch Brothers unravel EPA protections… Could it be that in Nixon people saw someone acting in a non-partisan way toward their self interests? The EPA vote was delivered unanimously. Nixon was a savvy politician. When he detected the wind blowing the other way he pandered.

        The American public had a war in vietnam and a unsafe roadway transportation system- Both were consuming lives on a scale of today’s opioid crisis.

        Trump doesn’t have to invent problems to solve to achieve political mandate or legitimacy. The problems are right there- the solutions are literally off-the-shelf. Can he learn savvy? Either he delivers tangible benefits to stoke an impression of some relief or he has zero chance of being reelected.

      • SoftStarLight December 17, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

        Totally! They do want his head because he is a Nationalist and he has evidence of the international child trafficking the elites are involved in.

  44. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm #

    If it’s on TV, then people believe it, and they won’t deliberate and consider the evidence….

    “At Trump University, we teach success. That’s what it’s all about—success. It’s going to happen to you. We’re going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific—terrific people, terrific brains, successful. We are going to have the best of the best. These are people that are handpicked by me.”

    Donald Trump

  45. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

    When they put you in “The Cooler”, they literally process the prisoner “Just” like a hotdog….

    You could take Bill Cosby, stuff him in a bun, and then squirt some ketchup and mustard on him….

    Everyone is Equal “Just” like a hotdog….

    The illusion of the “Criminal Justice System” is that the person convicted receives a punishment particularized to fit his particular crime which is “Just”. But in reality it’s “Just” a big sausage grinder and often bureaucratic and extremely irrational…. It’s white washed by the media which implants in the public’s mind a version of events which may not comport with the facts….

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    • Tell us about your hard time, Pucker

    • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

      Well, I really enjoy “Orange is the New Black” and not because all the naked shower scenes and lesbian sex. Don’t know how realistic it is, though.

  46. Pucker December 17, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

    “Terrific Brains….”

    Apparently, they put huge numbers of prisoners into Solitary Confinement, which induces schizophrenia…..

    “At Trump University, we teach success. That’s what it’s all about—success. It’s going to happen to you. We’re going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific—terrific people, terrific brains, successful. We are going to have the best of the best. These are people that are handpicked by me.”

    Donald Trump

  47. BackRowHeckler December 17, 2018 at 11:45 pm #


    More skillful knife work in CT as a teenage boy carves up his sister and mother in West Hartford on Monday. Unfortunately the girl has died and the mother clings to life in the intensive care unit.

    gun control appears to be working in the Constitution State, as fewer people are being shot, which should make lefties happy. But plenty are being stabbed, and many more are being burned out of their houses at night by arsonists, which seems to be a particular way of getting even, of settling scores, amongst certain immigrant groups who have come here.

    There’s a dark undercurrent running beneath American life, squalid, grasping, desperate, and things on the surface don’t look to good either.


    • hmuller December 17, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

      There were a few incidents in Europe where members of a world religion which must not be named used vehicles to run down crowds in public. I remember some leftist French lawmakers were racking their brains to come up with some form of “vehicular control” to prevent such crimes in the future. Clearly, it was the truck’s fault.

      • BackRowHeckler December 18, 2018 at 12:34 am #

        Oh yeah, its the SUVs fault always. They have this mystical power to make muzzies do bad things like run down Europeans, and kill them by the score.

        AR 15 style rifles can also conjur up black magic which says to unsuspecting people “Pick me up and commit mass murder”.

        Its uncanny.


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    • pequiste December 18, 2018 at 12:00 am #

      What was that old saw; something about the family that flays together……?

      The draft Cthulhu movement is going to be a big hit in Connecticut I can tell.

    • hmuller December 18, 2018 at 12:11 am #


      Your report of knife mayhem reminded me of a story I heard about the nearly comedic political pundit Bill Maher.

      As a young man Bill liked to shave with a straight edged razor while listening to the radio in the morning. One day Rush Limbaugh said something so outrageous, Bill accidentally sliced off his nose. Reeling in horror, he dropped the razor – which in falling lopped off his penis.

      Paramedics rushed Bill Maher and “his parts” to a nearby hospital, where doctors were befuddled by which part to reattach where. Clearly, they got it wrong.

      To this day Bill Maher will sneeze at the approach of a beautiful woman. As for his troubles during cold and flu season, that is best left unsaid.

    • Walter B December 18, 2018 at 10:10 am #

      Yes, BRH and the American politic, if it does anything will make a feeble attempt to deal with the symptoms while ignoring the disease. Perhaps former jungle dwellers appreciate being able to eat at McDonald’s and live in tents on the sidewalks of LA, but Americans that are losing their jobs, their incomes and their homes are growing angry and even desperate. Since our elected officials do not give a damn about them and are only in office to cover their own butts in lavish style, they will continue to harass the general public rather than take any steps to solve the problem. Oh, that’s right, government cannot solve ANY problems, can it? Government IS the problem.

    • malthuss December 18, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      Race of killer?

  48. pequiste December 17, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

    Which is worse: fatal-over-reach or futile-reach-around?

    Americans prove to themselves daily that the only thing that gets done in Washington D.C., and most state capitals, is more of the same political circle-jerk that has kept troops in Shitholistan for going on 18 years; military adventurism from Syria to Somalia, Nicaragua to Niger and everywhere in between – to no strategic effect; budget deficits of trillions of dollars; laughably gargantuan trade imbalances; domestic opioid and suicide crises; broke pension, education and transport systems; crumbling cities and, well, you get the point.

    The Wall Street bubble pop that is now happening should take most everyone’s mind off of the putrid parade of political peccadilloes and onto focusing on the most important thing in the whole fucking Godless world – the money.

    • volodya December 18, 2018 at 11:56 am #

      Yep, we get the point. The ones who don’t or won’t or are trying to distract attention are the ones that created these multiple calamities in the first place.

      I think it was Glenn Greenwald that said that when you consider all these things that were inflicted over the past thirty years maybe it accounts for elite obsession with Russia, which on its face is ludicrous. And they say that behind the curtains the Democrats laugh about the Trump-Russia collusion investigation.

      It’s an even bigger joke when you consider who, after all, colluded with Russians. It wasn’t Trump. And who got Russian money?

      Muller, Comey, the FBI, American intel agencies, Congress, the Democrats, the Clintons, all cover themselves in disrepute. They’re too stupid to see that their machinations put into motion trains of events that have no good endings, especially not for them.

  49. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 3:01 am #

    Good news:

    The Internet research agency in Russia was specifically targeting African-Americans

    There is only one explanation of this:
    Hillary Clinton just found out that black America will NOT fight in pretty ugly civil conflict for her!

    God blessed America indeed!!!


  50. Pucker December 18, 2018 at 3:28 am #

    The society has obviously gone insane.


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  51. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 4:17 am #

    Mueller’s Psychic Attack


    Psychic attack – an attack designed to intimidate, suppress the will, the psyche of the enemy.

  52. tucsonspur December 18, 2018 at 5:06 am #

    Since the dark days of Winter are coming upon us, let me paraphrase Shakespeare and say, “Now is the Winter of our Discontent, made glorious Summer by this son of New York”.

    And here we are, with our embattled Golden Gladiator of Gotham also reminding me again of some lines from Matthew Arnold and Dover Beach:

    “And we are here as on a darkling plain
    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
    Where ignorant armies clash by night”.

    In this case the ignorant armies, maybe stupid is the more appropriate word, are the Republican and Democratic parties. Both are not effectively addressing the problems on the border. Laura Ingraham states it clearly:


    I sense that the devouring Dems, with the aid of a failed and flaccid, fissiparous Democracy, along with the mauling Mueller, may soon strike down our son of New York, our Golden Gladiator. And BRH said it right above; apres Trump, le deluge. Yet we have something of a deluge now.

    October and November saw the apprehension of about 51,000 illegal border crossers in each month. Chaos down in Tijuana. The onslaught is endless.

    A couple of decades ago, America’s universities were described as “islands of totalitarianism in a sea of freedom”. Now one could say in a sea of falsehoods and foreboding.

    Dark days are truly upon us. The thread that Trump is hanging by is terribly thin. Winter will turn the water to stone and chill us to the bone.

    • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 9:44 am #

      You often write in such a poetic manner. I am not very happy about it but you are correct I think. Anyone who stands against the totalitarian Marxists don’t seem to stand a chance. But you know, after Winter comes Spring. Maybe if the fire is kept warm enough in the dark and icy months ahead we will get through it. I always thought gladiators were such tragic and amazing characters. I wish we had a million more to take on the evil powers of the day. Maybe that is what the Spring will bring.

      • tucsonspur December 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

        Thanks, SSL. I don’t believe that April is the cruelest month, like Eliot says. Out of the dead of winter, the kindest month lets new life begin again. But the contrast is stark, and Eliot just flips the coin, optimist to pessimist.

        Yes, fires against the dark, icy nights. And a million gladiators.

        Some time ago, I think I was at least a little bit like J. Alfred Prufrock. I wonder how many posters here can relate to him?


        • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 1:18 am #

          We all have shortcomings and none of us are perfect. Most people are scared and vulnerable but will never say as much. It’s refreshing to remember that and be reminded of it in a boisterous world filled with bravado.

    • Sean Coleman December 19, 2018 at 10:22 am #

      On Dover Beach is a stunning poem. Funny you should think of it (or perhaps not).

      I came across it in an article of the same name at the beginning of Christopher Booker’s book The Seventies, about that decade. I read it for the third time two nights ago. This article sets the tone for the book. In it Booker (who is also a Jungina scholar) looks at Kenneth Clarke’s television documentary series Civilisation, which broke all records. Booker argues (writing in 1979 or 1980) that those who so praised the programme were not paying attention to what Clarke was saying. Clarke took the viewers through the history of civilization and praised the Middle Ages in so far as the human figure of Man reappears on the scene, albeit in a “sea of faith”. With the Renaissance Man became the measure of things and you would have expected Clarke to have been full of enthusiasm and joy, but (Booker reports) the opposite was the case and the result has been calamity.

      Final verse:

      Ah, love, let us be true
      To one another! for the world, which seems
      To lie before us like a land of dreams,
      So various, so beautiful, so new,
      Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
      Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
      And we are here as on a darkling plain
      Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
      Where ignorant armies clash by night.

      • hmuller December 19, 2018 at 11:45 pm #

        You bring back fond, old memories, Sean Coleman. I discovered “Dover Beach” when I was about 12. I’m 63 now. It seems like young people today never go exploring the world of literature, philosophy, and ideas.

        They hold access to all the knowledge of mankind in their hands, and use it to text one another adolescent gossip.

  53. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 5:58 am #

    General Flynn and the Enemies of the American People

    General Flynn is one of the most famous and respected US military intelligence officers.

    In particular, he is known in the US Army for the position he held in relation to Islamist terror, with which the American army actually had to fight in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq.

    And this is not about overthrowing the governments of these countries during the so-called color revolutions, but about a real war with the Islamists, which inevitably began in these countries after the victory of the “Democrats of Benghazi”, the “Moderate opposition to Assad in Syria” or the “oppressed Kurds” of Iraq.

    This position more or less corresponds to the worldview of most of the junior and middle command personnel of the US Army, and possible also the highest one (except, of course, the appointees of Hillary Clinton).

    And this outlook is largely determined by US Army servicemen’s hatred to politicians and intelligence, which send soldiers to die in Muslim countries, and themselves make deals with the enemy behind their backs.

    This hatred reached its peak after the death of US ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, when word of mouth and pro-Trump site “Infowars” reported that several units of the US Army had received a SOS signal and were ready to arrive in Benghazi within an hour and smear Islamists storming the CIA stronghold where Ambassador Stevens was in a thin layer over the desert sand.

    But they were forbidden by the higher authorities to do so, raising the suspicion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deliberately turned off the phone and went to bed shortly before the assault on the CIA stronghold in Benghazi.

    This suspicion became even stronger after it became clear that people with whom Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in personal contact through a server uncontrolled by the US Government, about which nobody officially knew anything in the State Department or the White House, had joint financial interests with the Islamists in Libya.

    This became known during the 14-hour interrogation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the commission of the US Congress to investigate the circumstances of the death in Benghazi of US Ambassador to Libya Stevens and the soldiers guarding him.

    This interrogation was broadcast to the whole world and lasted 11 hours, of which 10 hours Hillary Clinton answered the questions she had prepared for herself, asked by congressmen such as Elijah Cummings, who demanded the resignation of General Flynn in January of 2017.

    But then, in spite of the resistance of the aforementioned congressmen, for one hour, she was asked questions by the chairman of the commission Trey Gowdy, from whom it became known that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton corresponded with her confidant Cindy Blumenthal. The latter was a bridge between her and a retired CIA employee who was dismissed for ethics violations, who provided her with information on the basis of which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton convinced or rather forced President Obama to sanction the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya.

    Moreover, Barack Obama himself, in his interview with Atlantic magazine in April 2016, called the Obama Doctrine, called this decision a disaster and the biggest mistake of his presidency.


    In April 2012, when Obama successfully repulsed the orchestrated by Hillary accusations that he was born in Kenya, and not in the United States, he thought that he would determine US foreign policy during his second term in the White House.

    It was then that Obama, deciding to go for a second term without Hillary Clinton, appointed General Flynn as director of US military intelligence so that the honored US military intelligence officer would prepare a reverse for the Arab spring, arranged by Hillary Clinton.

    And he “asked” General Flynn to resign on April 20, 2014, once again surrounded by Bastinda’s flying monkeys after the return of the Crimea to Russia.

    The patriots of America freed him from them only six months later, replacing all the president’s guards after security officials close to President Bush found Barack Obama in an elevator with an armed guard known for his penchant for unmotivated violence.


    From all this we can conclude that General Flynn is the old enemy of Hillary Clinton, who fought with her policy of cooperation with Islamists even when she was not an individual, but an all-powerful Secretary of State.

    And in 2014, he was dismissed from the post of head of military intelligence at the suggestion of the Clintonoids, who once again placed President Obama under their control. And now they forced him to resign, having caught by Vice President Pence, who shortly before President Trump’s taking oath of office told him that he didn’t know anything about General Flynn’s negotiations on the lifting of sanctions imposed on Russia.

    They accused Flynn of deception of the vice-president of the United States when Vice-President Pence was not vice-president, and the Clintonoids war party in Congress frantically searched for at least one US senator, ready to support their demand to cancel the election results on the grounds that President Trump is a Putin’s puppet.

    But the US intelligence community made public the recordings of General Flynn’s talks with the Russian ambassador, from which it followed that he did discuss the sanctions imposed on Russia by the administration of President Obama.

    Moreover, the so-called Logan Act of 1799 was used to pressure General Flynn and President Trump, that prohibits US citizens to conduct private negotiations with a subject of international law who is in a dispute with the US government. This law was applied only once in 1803 to condemn some farmer-Bonapartist, but in 1994 it was very prudently activated by Hillary Clinton, being the all-powerful first lady of the United States and the “Tsar” of medical reform.

    But this is not all. Soon, General Flynn told the amazed public that under the sanctions he discussed with the Russian ambassador, Hillary Clinton supporters mean not the sanctions imposed on Russia after the “occupation of the Crimea”, but the announcement of expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats on December 29, 2016.

    Meanwhile, on the eve of the New Year, Russian diplomats could not physically leave the United States within the 72 hours allocated to them and would undoubtedly be arrested after this period by the same people who in 2001 had already arrested the state secretary of the united state of Russia and Belarus Borodin, who came to the inauguration of President Bush Junior by his invitation.


    Thus, the heirs of Allen Dulles who concluded a separate peace behind President Roosevelt’s back with the SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler had forced to resign the American patriot and honored military intelligence officer because he had assisted in organizing a special flight that had taken Russian diplomats and their families out of US.

    They are enraged by the fact that he did not allow events to develop according to a catastrophic scenario, thereby preventing a nuclear war with Russia, which the outgoing administration tried to arrange 20 days before the end of its term.

  54. akmofo December 18, 2018 at 7:37 am #

    The Nazi Ford company:

    Former Ford executives sentenced in factory worker torture case | AutoExpertTV
    Two former executives at Ford have just been convicted of state sanctioned employee torture. Two ageing former Ford executives have been sentenced to 10 and 12 years for the kidnapping and torture of 24 factory workers at a Ford plant outside Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. And you thought your job sucked. The guilty shitheads, Pedro Muller and Hector Sibila provided the military with lists, addresses and photo IDs of the targeted workers, and even made space for an onsite illegal detention centre where the unlucky abductees could be interrogated. A lawyer for the plaintiffs – mainly children of the disappeared, seeing as the offenses date back to the mid-1970s – said the majority of victims were (quote) “kidnapped right off the assembly line”. This created an atmosphere of general terror in the workplace – understandably, I would argue – as well as acting as a disincentive to become a shop steward or other union representative. Additionally, it seems, not too many complaints in respect of working conditions were received by HR, during that period, I’m told. As if being tortured wasn’t already a sufficiently unpalatable dose of high voltage to the nuts, the kidnapped workers were immediately fired by Ford, sometimes while they were still being tortured onsite. After that they were removed to prison, where the fun continued, typically for months to years. The lawyer for the good guys went on: “It is clear that Ford Motor Company had control of the Argentinian subsidiary during the 70s. Therefore, there is a direct responsibility of Ford Motor Company and that might give us the possibility to bring the case to the US courts.” That’s part of a statement he issued to the Reuters news agency. The prosecution also alleged that Ford (quote) acted in a coordinated manner with the military. Obviously the bullshitters at Ford are pedaling hard. Ford Argentina apparently said what an ace job they were doing cooperating with authorities – it was probably the same bullshit media statement they issued in 1975. Hijos Capital, an organization representing the children of the victims, said: “Ford is an example of civilian-military state terrorism operations.” It’s taken so long to string these two pricks up, officially, because of Argentina’s on-again/off-again relationship with human rights violations in the intervening time. The real kick in the testicles here is: although the sentences are somewhat severe, the two guilty Ford Executive arseholes are now aged 86 and 90 – so the court has determined it’s reasonable for them to serve their sentences under house arrest. As if being aged 86 or 90 weren’t already a de facto form of home detention. I would have just connected the electrodes and come back in a few days to see how they were getting on. In a space with sufficient chairs for the children of the victims to watch. Fuck them. How does their age diminish their sins, or mitigate the harshness of a proportionate sentence? I’m just channeling my inner Old Testament. To paraphrase Martin Luther King Junior: The moral arc of the universe is long, but for carmakers like Ford it bends towards the most sociopathic behavior you think you can get away with.

  55. akmofo December 18, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    The Nazi Volkswagen company:

    How VW illegally sold up to 17,000 pre production prototypes to customers | AutoExpertTV
    I guess when you participate willingly in the systematic execution of up to 17 million people, nothing you do after that is ever really gonna seem that bad. The Christmas Volkswagen update is next. The car company established by Adolf Hitler himself has made its way onto Santa’s ‘naughty’ list again for 2018. A hat-trick! The gift that keeps on giving. First there was dieselgate, in which those criminal Volkswagen cocks failed to resist the temptation for even more large-scale population gassing. Then came monkey-gate, the scandal where Volkswagen put actual medical research monkeys into chambers and force-fed them diesel exhaust, in a pseudo-scientific PR exercise, which ultimately worked brilliantly, if their aim were to identify themselves to the world as the immoral arseholes they truly are. But this time, no gassing, sadly, proving (perhaps) that all good things come to an end. This time, the company has been caught with its lederhausen around its ankles, furiously exposing its engorged wedding vegetables to passing school buses – metaphorically – again. But without gas. Let me explain. Santa is reported to be furious this week, and the elves have been instructed immediately to unload the Veuve Cliquot and unwrap high-class hookers who were, until recently, bound for the Volkswagen boardroom this Christmas. That’s how they like them: Bound. That sounds OK. Can I have a job as Santa’s little helper? The Fat Man, reporting for hooker unwrapping duty. Keen to get started right away. The morally questionable decision this time was to sell thousands of uncertifiable pre-production Volkswagen shitheaps to people still dumb enough to have those German cocks on their shopping list in 2018, in North America and Europe. See, when a carmaker R&Ds a car, they make hundreds of prototypes – vehicles never designed to be registered, which are instead used for all kinds of internal testing and validation. Der Speigel – a Teutonic newspaper – is reporting 6700 of these non-compliant prototypes have been illegally sold in both regions over the past decade. This was quickly upgraded to 17,000 off the back of internal Volkswagen documentation, which has, predictably enough, come to light. Strangely, for ze Germans, there appear to be no record as to what is actually wrong with each fraudulently fobbed off, pre-production shitheap. They’re on the road now, however. But of course the monkey spankers’ external relations bullshit machine is humming along. These cars aren’t illegal, it seems. According to Volkswagen communications shitheads, they just have (quote) “unclear construction status”. That’s like saying Monica wasn’t giving Bill Oval Office blowjobs – their pants-down interaction just had ‘unclear intercourse status’. So, the monkey spankers began secretly selling these non-compliant shitheaps to dealers in 2006, and ze German press is reporting this week’s Volkswagen Group boss, Herbert Diess, knew all about it in 2016, but spent two years playing pocket billiards on the issue (metaphorically) before coming clean in 2018. How friggin’ cathartic that must have been. Of course, just like cheating emissions laws and gassing monkeys (and falling over in the sauna and landing in the boss’s personal assistant) selling non-compliant shitheaps is something you simply cannot do by accident. So it’ll be interesting to see who gets thrown under the bus this time. Another self-inflicted wound [LOOK DOWN] down there, for those Volkswagen mother-lovers, and just in time for Christmas (yesssss!). And the happy new year outlook appears to include a fresh new round of government fines and class action lawsuits from aggrieved owners. The shareholders might not agree, therefore, that it is the season to be jolly.

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    • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      The Germans are very industrious and make good products. To you everyone and everything is Nazi don’t you think? It seems like Nazi is in every post you ever make here. If I didn’t know any better I would think you were purposefully imprinting NAZI on my mind. I think what you are trying to do is actually having the opposite affect.

      • beantownbill. December 18, 2018 at 10:43 am #

        Yeah, but what if he is right? BTW, Volkswagons are not that great a car, anyway. They’re for the lumpenproles who cannot afford a good car like a Porsche or a BMW.

        • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:08 am #

          Never had one.

      • akmofo December 18, 2018 at 10:46 am #

        I hope you and your family thoroughly enjoy their diesel exhaust and all its intended health effects. How that for an “industrious good” blessing for your blessed Nazi heart?

        • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:08 am #

          Such a loving individual. Glad you have such joy and love within your heart.

          • akmofo December 18, 2018 at 11:17 am #

            Its a blessing you fully deserve. You obviously have no issues with criminal Nazi behavior and history, but just with me calling it out. Enjoy your blessing! Its from the depth of my loving heart to your indifferent and callous one. Enjoy!!

          • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            You have no clue what love even is akmofo. You wouldn’t know it if it slapped you on the face. You should try to relax and be a little less paranoid of alleged Nazis around every corner.

          • akmofo December 18, 2018 at 11:50 am #

            Again, I wish you and your family to fully enjoy that Nazi love. You fully deserve it. You really do.

    • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

      OOBJs. I dig it.

    • akmofo December 19, 2018 at 8:12 am #

      Auto Expert John Cadogan explains VW’s Dieselgate mass murdering impact and why VW’s top German executives are the embodiment of Nazism.


      The same applies to the Nazi IG Farben’s Bayer/Monsanto and the whole chemical industry. These Nazi chemical corporations are engaged in chemical warfare and mass murder on a scale that makes Hitler insignificant. “Our governments” don’t do anything about this, because for all intent and purpose “our government” is them. Via the Vatican/CIA/KGB mafia they run the world and all the propaganda outlets including the schools the universities and the publishing houses. Think about it, one in three people will get cancer and die, and at a younger and younger age. That is an astounding figure. It is a modern day Holocaust. But on the Vatican/CIA propaganda outlets complete silence on the issue and Nazi mass poisoning as its cause.

  56. seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    Trump 2020 has changed into Trump 10 to 20… as in years.

    • beantownbill. December 18, 2018 at 10:45 am #

      Your consistently unfunny anti-Trump postings are becoming tedious.

  57. SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    I still love you President Trump and will be loyal to you until the end. You are just a man and are not perfect and cannot do everything the way a god can. But you are the hope that we now have for a better country and a better world. Don’t listen to all of the wicked whisperers and liars who are pulling you away from your instincts. The hate for you everywhere, including here, is palpable so you must be doing some things right. Go back to you and your instincts. I am sorry if I ever seemed like I wavered or didn’t have your back. I won’t ever be like that again.

    • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:07 am #


      • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:10 am #

        You need some religion so I am glad you joined me in prayer. Now if you would just stay good.

        • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:21 am #

          I need religion like I need another hole in my butt. But if you want to keep believing in superheroes, imagine Super Trump. He stands on the precipice of Trump Tower, this gleaming phallic shaped building in Gotham City, his orange cape tousling behind him, a big huge “T” on his chest impossibly pointing down at his junk like signpost for the sexually impaired. The women below, far below him, stare up at him adoringly, their eyelids fluttering like butterflies. He lifts his hand and they nearly faint. He takes off, but instead of flying he just falls and splats on the sidewalk. Ooops!

          • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:31 am #

            So irreverent and base.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

        Such devotion makes for happy men, happy marriages, happy children, and happy and prosperous nations. Never mock the devotion of a good woman. It is the force that thru green fuse drives the flower (Dylan Thomas). It makes the dough of Empire rise.

    • Majella December 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

      I’m CONVINCED you’re punking us, SSL.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 1:28 am #

        Why have you convinced yourself of this? It was after all a simple expression of regret, loyalty, and love.

  58. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter December 18, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    Here is an important breaking story:
    By Rowan Scarborough – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election.

    He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.

    His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.

    In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele wrote: “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.

    “Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”


    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      So basically they had an insurance policy for her loss. Which means they never felt quite comfortable she would win!

      • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:33 am #

        They knew he was cheating. His perfidy is out for all to see. Benedict Donald. His clothes are almost gone. He’s clinging to that one fig leaf left. When you have 17 investigations going on, they play off each other. Make the deal or I give it to somebody else. The Deal Nazis. NO DEAL FOR YOU! And when you’re as unethical is this clown, it’s not too hard to find wrong doing. You just open your eyes.

        • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:44 am #

          Are you really trying to reason with me after you have hurt my feelings so much?

          • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:51 am #

            You had 16 people in his campaign meet with Russians. You have 17 intelligence agencies that say Russia interfered in our election. You have Trump admitting he was contemplating doing a deal there. I mean when are you going to say chicken? When? It is comical the loyalty you show this man. I mean really fucking hilarious. Go back and look at those movies of Hitler riding around in Germany before he took Germany to hell. Look at the women staring up at Hitler. Look at their faces. Stepford wives looking.

          • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

            Hitler returns from France.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter December 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm #


            Screw the whole “17 intelligence agencies” bullshit lie that has been repeated ad nauseum since the election.

            It is a lie. “17 agencies” just sounds better for the DNC than saying “Hey, a few Democratic Party shills think the Russians swung the election!”


            Read that link, and quit lying to people here, OK? Here is part of it for you, in case you are too lazy to hit the link:

            Did the New York Times also cut back on its fact-checker staff?

            Just kidding. Sort of.

            The Times published a story on Sunday, titled ” Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies,” overstating the number of U.S. intelligence agencies involved in a Jan. 6 assessment concluding the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit then-GOP nominee Donald Trump.
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            The Times story originally included the following line [emphasis added]: “The latest presidential tweets were proof to dismayed members of Mr. Trump’s party that he still refuses to acknowledge a basic fact agreed upon by 17 American intelligence agencies that he now oversees: Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get him elected.”

            That figure is not accurate.

            The Jan. 6. hacking assessment was a conclusion drawn by analysts representing three intelligence agencies acting “under the aegis” of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, former DNI chief James Clapper testified on May 8.

            He said specifically that the conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to benefit Trump was a “coordinated product” from the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency, “not all 17 components of the intelligence community.”

            Clapper added that the CIA, FBI and NSA analysts were “hand-picked.”

            Though the three agencies worked independent of one another, and each came to the same conclusion, it’s inaccurate to claim the entire community came up with the agreement, the former ODNI chief testified in response to questions from Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

            “[T]here were only three agencies that directly involved in this assessment plus my office,” Clapper said.

            Franken pressed, “But all 17 signed on to that?”

            “This was a special situation because of the time limits,” Clapper said, adding, “the sensitivity of the information, we decided, it was a conscious judgment, to restrict it to those three. I’m not aware of anyone who dissented, or disagreed when it came out.”

            Though the director of National Intelligence speaks for his community, his office’s assessment doesn’t necessarily mean each agency independently reached the same conclusion, as the Times’ Sunday report suggested.
            Now, I want you to reply to this comment, admit that you were incorrect about the 17 agencies, and then swear that you will never again repeat this lie, on this website, or any other.

            Which you gladly will do if you are an honest human being.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

            Seawolf is it at all possible that you are a little jelly :-)? I am thinking you want to be adored by Stepford wives and other assorted girls.

          • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

            Not really. When I see people behaving in a manner that resembles another place and time which ultimately became calamitous, It gives me pause and I point out this behavior. Michael Moore pointed it out in his latest movie. Germany was the most educated country in the world when Hitler came to power. How did this happen? People ceded their suspension of disbelief to the Fuehrer. This allowed Goebells unfettered access to their minds, where he dispensed world class propaganda.

          • akmofo December 19, 2018 at 8:54 am #


            I posted this earlier and I’ll post it again:

            Nazism = Communism = Fascism = Imperialism = Globalism = NWO = Romanism = Vatican

            Why You Should Be a Nationalist – PragerU
            — youtu.be/BfJ25LXtLTg

            Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party establishment are Globalists. In other words, they are both Vatican Nazis/Commies/Fascists. As regards Trump, I give him the benefit of the doubt, for now. BUT,.. if the Clinton gov mafia escapes prosecution and imprisonment, it is a sign for me that Trump is not what he claims to be. It is a sign that this is all, again, just scripted theater.

    • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 11:16 am #

      Here’s an editorialized take on what it all means.

      It’s time to haul Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, Perkins Coie, HFACC, and whoever else was involved in this sordid business in front of Congress and/or a prosecutor.

      To continue to pursue the Russia collusion myth when the guy who wrote the dossier used to justify the myth has admitted to a felony conspiracy is itself criminal conduct. To not consider or pursue exculpatory leads is a felony. For Mueller to ignore this is itself a felony.

    • Majella December 18, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

      Squeaky – That sounds to m to be an entirely fair & logical – even a responsible – position to take in a democracy.

      In the end, the DNC didn’t challenge the election, but Mueller is doing the job for ALL OF US (even you, sweetums, whether you understand it’s for your own good or not). Yay.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 1:32 am #

        Mueller represents no one. He has not been elected. He represents nothing but authoritarian power and the subversion of representative government.

  59. beantownbill. December 18, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    My problem is that I have a scientific mind. I’m like someone from Missouri: Show me. How good is the evidence? Is it unbiased? Since I don’t trust any news media, I have trouble ascertaining what’s really happening out in the big, bad world. I guess that’s why I love science – the results are duplicatable if they’re real. In the mucked up world of humans, everything goes regardless of validity. Poking around in the swamp makes me feel dirty.

    • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      Yes but there is a whole world too that exists that isn’t rational and scientific :-).

      • beantownbill. December 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

        So how do you know what’s real and what isn’t? The only way I can think of to straighten out this mess is to put everyone on trial and see what evidence comes out. To convict, there must be a preponderance of evidence, unless it’s a murder charge, then there must be evidence beyond a shadow of a doubt. Everything else is speculation, discussion of which is a waste of time and energy (if the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit).

        • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

          Sometimes it is hard to tell what is real and what isn’t in the big picture. Now if you are talking about what is going on in DC then I say YES, let’s put em all on trial and see who sinks or floats :-). With evidence of course and not water.

        • hmuller December 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

          I don’t mean to shoot you down, but for accuracy’s sake note:
          preponderance of the evidence for civil trials, beyond a shadow of doubt for all criminal trials (not just murder)

          • beantownbill. December 18, 2018 at 3:44 pm #


  60. seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:03 am #

    The blog police are out this morning. They think they serve a useful purpose, like ants eating an old, dead cockroach. News alert- you don’t.

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    • beantownbill. December 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Then you’re under arrest for being a public nuisance.

      • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

        Guilty as charged.

  61. “Investigate foreign and domestic efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election”

    When you think about it, it’s an extraordinarily wide ranging mandate

    As the net is wide, so you catch a lot.

    If you’re interested, the New York Times drops the bombshells today (also enjoy the science times section with new salamander discoveries).

    The Internet Research Agency…. The Russian operation managed to make 30,400,000 Facebook posts to share the credulous.

    They made 1,107 videos and posted them to Facebook.

    They even had time to make 10,400,000 posts on Twitter.

    They’re here, as the medium in Poltergeist says.

    The IRA is run by V.V.Putin’s bosom buddy Prigozhin, who is named in Meuller’s indictment.

    Contributing reattach for the senate-requested analysis are private cybersecurity firms and Oxford and Columbia.

    Fans of Flynn won’t be disappointed either with below the fold article of two of his associates, lobbyists who have been indicted in a conspiracy to violate federal lobbying rules.

    Its all in today’s New York Times, $3, newsstands everywhere.

    • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      >>> If you’re interested, the New York Times drops the bombshells today

      Is this bombshell going to include more talk of ending the human race?

      • Thanks for the link, amazingly I have not seen this article written by a philosophy professor from Clemson.

        “Human beings are destroying large parts of the inhabitable earth and causing unimaginable suffering to many of the animals that inhabit it.”

        Don’t read the article if it harms your fragile eggshell mind, is all I can say. Not everyone grows out of having a soft spot and picking at it could result in an infection.

        • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 11:45 am #

          >>> When you think about it, it’s an extraordinarily wide ranging mandate

          It certainly is. And the fact that Mueller hasn’t managed to indict a single Democrat is also extraordinary—particularly given that foreign agent Steele has admitted to colluding with Democrats to undermine the 2016 election.

          • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 11:53 am #

            Mueller is a life long Republican gourd head.

        • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

          >>> Don’t read the article if it harms your fragile eggshell mind, is all I can say.

          How sad to watch you try to justify this genocidal position. I think you’ll find that the NYT’s advocacy for the destruction of the human race is very much a minority position.

          The Third World is responsible for 97% of human population growth. They’ve exceeded the carrying capacity of their lands and are now flooding into the civilized world like the parasitic locusts that they are. But instead of holding these gimmigrants responsible for “destroying large parts of the inhabitable earth and causing unimaginable suffering to many of the animals that inhabit it”, the NYT would rather devote ink and space to human genocide.

          A much better editorial would have been to simply advocate for the cessation of all human growth subsidies. Stop encouraging breeder cultures to breed. Stop admitting them in and providing welfare so that they can breed some more at the expense of those who are trying to live in harmony with the land. Hold gimmigrants accountable for their lifestyle choices. No genocide required.

          • It is axiomatic that America is a land of immigrants.

            Thus we are they and they are us. Gimmigrants, all.

          • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

            >>> It is axiomatic that America is a land of immigrants.

            Not by any definition of immigrant that I’m aware of.

            It is a hallmark of liberals to redefine words, to expand them to include whatever truth they can’t get from reality. Thus the claim that there are an unlimited number of genders, that men have menstrual cycles, that everyone on the planet is an immigrant, etc.

          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 1:36 am #

            Typical equivocation. Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything. In such a relative world nothing matters and anything goes. That’s the NYT style.

          • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 10:24 am #

            Gimme-grants, LBJ did that.

        • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

          So is that your admission that you have absolutely no soft spot? So now we know for sure you are a real BOT.

    • Majella December 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

      Re: JHK’s update (can’t find a way on without using “reply”)

      The following points are made:

      1) the country is being destroyed by lawyers as a general proposition;

      Nothing new in that observation, James. Shakespeare’s own advice (in Henry IV Part 2) was ‘first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’.

      2) that this blatantly political prosecution is part of a larger scandal so colossal it makes Watergate look like a parking infraction. Is Gen. Flynn America’s Dreyfus?

      I sense a modicum of deflation & disappointment because Judge Sullivan didn’t deliver on exposing this Grand Conspiracy to which you seem to have attached yourself, despite the allergy you claim. No doubt you’re pinning hopes on the Small Man From Utah – when’s he due to testify?


      Does anyone else here possibly entertain the notions that, given the overwhelming LACK of ANY EVIDENCE to the contrary (evidence, not speculation, which is all I’ve seen here from those who hold the opposite opinion) :

      1) Mueller is a sound guy, an old-school Republican and an honest man who is doing his prescribed task with due diligence and care;

      2) Trump is precisely the vile, lying, venous, pathetic sociopath he appears to be and deserves whatever outcome is headed his way;

      3) Cohen is now telling the truth and is corroborated by recordings & Flynn’s own testimony

      4) Flynn is an experienced “deep state asset” (whatever that actually means – opinions vary…) and has decided that jail has no appeal for him so he will tell all now, and that he did deliberately LIE when interviewed by FBI agents way back in Jan 2017, and that he knew it was an offence.

      5) There’s no way this train can be stopped now, and que sera, sera.

  62. Walter B December 18, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    MSN says that the Trump Foundation is going to be dissolved:


    Why might I ask was the Clinton Foundation (or the Obama Foundation) ever required to do this? I must say that getting stuff like this off of the Internet beats the heck out of waiting for printed rags to come out with it a day or two later. Technology does have some plusses even if it never eliminates the tired old dinosaur way of doing things.

    • Walter B December 18, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

      Not required to do this I meant to say.

      • SoftStarLight December 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

        They are special people above the laws that apply to commoners, deplorables, and irredeemables.

      • ElectricTrojan December 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

        Because those foundations didn’t violate laws?

    • Majella December 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm #


      Did you read the findings of the State Attorney general?

      The Trump Foundation may be no better or worse than the Clinton or Obama Foundations, but jeez! The Drumpf Foundation was run by a bunch of, to put it bluntly, fucking idiots.

      The evidence must have been actually dripping off the documents examined. It took less than three months to get to this point from initial notice. Clearly it was not a very challenging job to find and document the evidence.

      As usual, The Donald thought

      a) he’s above the law so fuck you, and
      b) he’d never be called out on it anyway.

      Then me made two fatal mistakes – first, he ran for office, and second, he won.

      Schadenfreude all over my face.

      • Walter B December 19, 2018 at 8:36 am #

        I have no reason to doubt what you say Majella for there are many idiots out there in the financial world, and many crooks as well. I have had enough discussions with my attorneys. accountants, and auditors to know without doubt that foundations are all tax doges in the first place, and if run properly, allow the wealthy to pretty much finance their entire lives without the burden of taxation, at least on the income side. But if they screw up, or if the hire-ons screw up, watch out, especially if you have political enemies. As far as Donald verses the rest of them, you screw up for DJT, you get fired. You screw up with HRC, you commit suicide. Yep DJT is the way to go for the thieves and incompetents. Makes sense.

  63. seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Trump to shut down charity after New York lawsuit
    Donald Trump has agreed to shut down his charity, amid a lawsuit alleging “a shocking pattern of illegality” at the organization.

    New York attorney general Barbara Underwood announced the shut down of the Trump Foundation on Tuesday. Underwood is bringing a lawsuit against the organization, seeking millions of dollars in repayments.

    Underwood alleges Trump used his foundation for personal benefit, including aiding his presidential campaign.

    “Our petition detailed a shocking pattern of illegality involving the Trump Foundation – including unlawful coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and willful self-dealing, and much more. This amounted to the Trump Foundation functioning as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests,” Underwood said.

    “Today’s stipulation accomplishes a key piece of the relief sought in our lawsuit earlier this year. Under the terms, the Trump Foundation can only dissolve under judicial supervision – and it can only distribute its remaining charitable assets to reputable organizations approved by my office.

    “This is an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone. We’ll continue to move our suit forward to ensure that the Trump Foundation and its directors are held to account for their clear and repeated violations of state and federal law.”

    • capt spaulding December 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

      Trump should get his lawyer on it, he has about 3 months before he reports to prison.

  64. seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Stephen Miller’s bad hair day.

  65. hmuller December 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    Please answer Squeaky’s comments above refuting your 17 intell agencies claim. Surely someone so well informed and skilled in debate can answer her.

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    • seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

      I’m sure the Secretary of State and presidential candidate has better information than the New York Times when it comes to intelligence.

      • hmuller December 19, 2018 at 11:08 am #

        Are you referring to Hillary? Are you also sure she speaks honestly?

        • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

          Yes. What I am saying is just because Clapper says one thing doesn’t make what Hillary said wrong. She carries as much weight as he does, maybe more. So saying Clapper said it so it must be true, contradicting Hillary, doesn’t fly with me. Either could be right , wrong, or misinformed.

          • hmuller December 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

            I believe that what politicians and political appointees say has nothing to do with the truth. It has everything to do with their personal advancement, agenda’s, ego’s, political survival, etc.

            I spent 20 years in Military Intelligence. I’ve sat in on briefings at multiple levels. And I’ve noted that the higher the level of the briefing, the further it strays from the truth. I can only imagine how twisted information has gotten by the time it leaves Clapper’s mouth.

            Does anyone seriously think such people care about the truth versus their own self-interest and the narrative they are promoting? Anyone remember Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction; oh yeah. we have “intelligence” to prove it. …. NOT!

  66. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

    Entire Russia in just one photo


  67. K-Dog December 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    Once the rule of law goes the law makes all the rules.

    • pequiste December 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

      Dog, you have missed the whole of “The Golden Rule”.

      Those that have the gold makes the rules.

      Those that have the guns get the gold.

      Hence, those with the guns make the rules.

  68. Tate December 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    ‘white people brought crime to South Africa, they brought things they know we would be tempted to steal, just to make us look bad’,General Kehla Sithole
    ABC NewsOctober 02, 2018


    The South African Police Commissioner General Kehla Sithole says he blames people for coming to South Africa.
    Speaking at a police briefing on Monday, Sithole told about five hundred police officers in attendance at a conference in Pretoria that if it wasn’t for white people, there would be no crime in South Africa.

    “They brought TVs, cars, jewellery, and other things our people will be tempted to steal, if it wasn’t for that, our people were never going to learn to steal, they all of this to make us look bad”
    “we are now fixing this country, but first, we must fix the past. White people came here, they tricked us and stole our land, we must first fix that by giving land to our people” he said.

    The commissioner says he whole heatedly supports land expropriation without compensation, as it is a means to an end.
    “without it, we can never fix this country” the commissioner said.

    • Ah yes, the Cargo Cult….

      The Gimmigrant’s Trojan Horse.

      Remember, even decades after the fall of civilization people will still be staring at the broken smartphones in their hands hoping it will spontaneously come back alive.

    • elysianfield December 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

      We need Elrond to further develop the good General’s thesis.

      Elrond lurks, but will not address this bit of cheese. Elrond is very selective regarding his virtue signaling.

      But what of rape? The bringing of comely women to the continent…white women, for the express purpose of tempting the blacks to commit rape. Bill Cosby agrees. Bill Cosby is the true victim.

      Free Bill Cosby.

      • Elrond Hubbard December 20, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

        Elrond has had a very busy week, and you for one are not a star attraction to lure me back, elysianfield.

        I could respond to your trolling, but fuck it, you’re not worth it. This is the gift a man gives himself: a moment’s peace. Happy Xmas, everyone.

        • elysianfield December 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

          “you for one are not a star attraction”

          Not a star attraction, but rather a serial liar and fascist.

          Merry Xmas, and may your peace be…eternal.

          Just joking…I cannot help myself….

    • pequiste December 18, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

      What an honour! It seems that the esteemed S.A. police commissioner has a number of garden spot countries around the globe named after him already.

  69. BackRowHeckler December 18, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    CFNers, this FBI political persecution of General Michael Flynn, does it remind you of anything?

    the 1938 the Soviet NKVD/Cheka arrest, persecution and execution of Red army General Tuchavessky. One similarity is the Feds threatened to go after the general son if they did not get what they wanted, which was a favored tactic of the Soviet Secret Police.

    Of course one major difference is that Tuchavessky, his entire family, 88,000 other Red Army Officers and millions of others were indeed executed, not just publicly humiliated like what’s happening to 4 star Marine general Michael Flynn.

    But just maybe political executions of apostates is where we are headed.


    • tucsonspur December 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

      Could some martyrs ignite our fury? Whose death(s) could incite us to action against leaders of the coup? Would a deep self loathing set in if we failed to act? Maybe not. Mutual accusations and finger pointing might be enough to quash our guilt, apathy retreating a bit with rationalization and recriminations.

    • EvelynV December 18, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

      It reminds be of when the republicans went ape-shit because Bill Clinton finally let a horny sort of slutty intern finally give him a hummer.

      Why do you ask Two Dogs?

      • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

        >>> …because Bill Clinton finally…

        Finally? That was Clinton’s MO.

        And note how the Left considers Trump unpresidential, yet they were perfectly OK with Clinton’s cigar sexcapades in the Oval Office. They also didn’t have many complaints when Clinton was outed as a frequent flier on the Lolita Express.

        • EvelynV December 20, 2018 at 12:59 am #

          If you followed the story very closely you’d remember Monica had the hots for Bill and repeatedly went to pains to make him aware she was available.

          It always made me wonder if she was an Israeli agent cuz Bill wasn’t exactly regarded as a friend of the zionists.

      • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 2:57 am #

        Oh he “let her”! Still burning a torch for Bill, eh Evie Lynn?

  70. messianicdruid December 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    “Interesting thing about Christianity. messianicdruid, if he’s still out there might come jumping in,… speaking up about what he saw as abuses and hypocrisies of the established order in his locale.

    Anyone pointing out sin [ 1John 3:4 ] will be unappreciated by most. And most of what people find offensive are the “commandments and traditions of men” which are by definition, religions. The Kingdom of God is a form of government, not a religion.

    Samuel warned them what a king would be like but the fools didn’t believe the warning. It has developed to the point that all our institutions, religious, secular – what-have-you, are steeped in misery and sin because of following a multitude to do evil. Sentence is not executed speedily against an evil work, therefore the hearts of the sons of men are fully set in them to do evil.

    We are being allowed to experiment with every form of government of sinful men, so we can get really good and sick of tyrants, and those who pretend to have a calling for it.

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  71. FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    Big Bargain: From Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation to General Flynn Verdict

    This post is a sort of a summary of the first phase of the World Civil War, which I call the New War of the Roses. This is due to the fact that the opposing sides in the World Civil War are not countries, but world projects (ideologies) that arose precisely during the 15th century War of the Roses in England.

    Let me remind you that just like the World Civil War, of which we are witnesses, the War of the Roses was a crypto-religious war, in which, behind the dynastic claims of York and Lancaster, stood the Church of St. Patrick’s, baptizing the Anglo-Saxons, and probably the oldest Church on the planet, founded by Joseph of Arimathea. And the War of the Roses was provoked by the incipient Valois dynasty, behind which stood the anti-Orthodox part of the Catholic Church.

    In the near future I will try to write in more detail about the War of Roses in England of the 15th century, but for now I want to draw your attention to the fact that the meaning of Brexit and the clashes between Trumpistas and Clintonoids in the USA is hidden in the schism of Orthodoxy that is happening in Ukraine now, like Kashchei’s death in the egg, and the egg in the hare. The Black World Project provokes the New War of the Roses with the goal of destroying Orthodoxy and Anglicanism as well as the Old War of Roses was provoked with the goal of destroying the Church of England and the Church of St. Patrick.

    The main prerequisite of the World Civil War was the failed attempt to destroy Russia as a potential Katechon, and the road map of this destruction was already drawn up in 1991. For its implementation, George Bush Sr. was removed from power and Bill Clinton, who was mainly engaged in the Information SuperHighway and renaming the Oval Office into Oral, became the president of the United States.


    In the meantime, his wife was involved in privatization in Russia, reforming health insurance in the United States, and with Islamists “freedom fighters” in Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, Chechnya, Tatarstan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Syria. The matter reached a reminder to Clintons about the presence of Russia’s nuclear triad, which was heard from President Yeltsin’s sitting in Beijing, and from this point of view, Putin is a true successor to Yeltsin, because Yeltsin owns the copyright on the very idea of the Russian-Chinese Union against Clinton America, and Trump, just like Rex Tillerson, honestly earned the Order of International Friendship for strengthening this alliance.

    I recalled all this on September 27, when I first began to guess about the Big Bargain after literally within an hour Judge Kavanaugh suddenly got ready and, from complete hopelessness of the first half of his confirmation hearings, proceeded to answer the accusations of Mrs. Ford, whom he allegedly felt up at 17, by the same memorized phrase, apparently on the advice of someone powerful, with whom he met during the break.
    At the same time, Deputy Prosecutor General Rosenstein met with Trump, who after this meeting suddenly said that he no longer wants to fire Rosenstein. These changes not only baffled me, but I went so crazy that I assumed the Big Deal, which guaranteed Trump that he would live at his post and not be the last US president. Indeed, before Mrs. Ford appeared, the Republicans planned to subject Rosenstein to the impeachment after Trump dismissed Attorney General Sessions, but then decided to put the plan aside for a long time, because its implementation could have prevented Judge Kavanaugh from being confirmed Justice of the Supreme Court where any public conflict of Trump and Mueller would end up, for example, thrown into the garbage subpoena to Trump to appear for questioning by Mueller.

    At that moment I did not know with whom Trump could conclude the Big Bargain, and I thought that there was a split in the Black Project that spread to the deep state, since without the help of the highest echelons of the state bureaucracy, it was impossible to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

    But I was mistaken, the split occurred in the Deep State, and then it spread to the Black Project, and this is important, since the Black World Project goes back centuries, and the Deep Sate is what Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex and it appeared relatively recently, and Black World Project took control of it only in 1992 after the election of Bill Clinton as US President.

    And jumping ahead, I can say that the light on the relationship between the Deep State, the military-industrial complex and the Black World Project shed the killing of Khashoggi, who worked for the Black World Project, and President Trump in 2017 forced the Saudis to buy American weapons, which they did not need, to lure the military-industrial complex to his side during the restructuring of the American economy and force the Saudis to pay for their support of Hillary Clinton.

    I will definitely write about it again, but for now in retrospect it is clear that the Big Bargain was made between Trump and the Bush clan, whose position in the Deep State and in the Black World Project was determined by the fact that the father of the 41st President of the United States and grandfather of the 43rd Averell Harriman was one of the directors of Union Bank, who in October 1942 had his property confiscated in accordance with the Trading with the Enemy Act for laundering the money of Himmler and Bormann, which did not prevent Averell Harriman from being appointed US ambassador to the USSR in a few months.

    Nevertheless, the first aspen stake in the plan to destroy Russia as a Katechon was driven in by President George W. Bush in 2000, not letting Al Gore into the White House, and the second in 2008, when he met with Vladimir Putin in Beijing, where they were both caught in the war in South Ossetia and agreed with him that “no one wants a big war,” that is, about jointly countering the arsonists of the world war, which at that time was already under way in South Ossetia.

    And between these events, he invited the Russian president to his ranch, where he found a soul in his eyes. The statement was published in all major media outlets and was a response to Hillary Clinton’s assertion that Putin has no soul. And this argument once again reminds of the crypto-religious character of the New War of the Roses.

    From a political point of view, the Big Bargain does not matter much for Russia, since Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu will inevitably be the main negotiator with United States, and the better the President of the United States treats Russia, the greater the value of Shoigu.

    The fact of the matter is that the main task of these negotiations will inevitably be to force the Americans to abandon the terms of surrender signed by Gorbachev (preferably without killing them), and the descendants of George Bush Sr. and his assistants can understand it better than the helpers and daughters of President Trump. But from a religious point of view, the Big Bargain is of paramount importance, as it changes the religious strategy of the War of Roses in the United States and the Bush family from the black world project switches into White.

    And in principle, it was already visible in 1989, which actually caused the appearance of Hillary Clinton in the White House, since after the start of the collapse of the USSR, the religious factor came to the fore and the black world project could no longer trust the Bush family.

    To be continued…

    • tucsonspur December 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

      George Bush Sr. never would have been elected if Richard wasn’t killed at Bosworth field. ?

      • FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

        That, obviously, I can’t possibly know.

        The similarities of the War of the Roses now and in 15th century is in underlying causes, not in participating characters.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

      That is why George Bush Sr. lost the US elections, and in 1992 election campaign is the key to Trump winning in 2016 and providing Ukrainian Orthodox Church with autocephaly in the coming days.

      I didn’t want to write about it two months ago, as it was too clearly confirming my point of view, but after learning on October 11 of the attempt of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew to remove US Archbishop Demetrios who led the Orthodox Service for the victory of Donald Trump, and after a few hours about Constantinople’s plan to provide autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church.


      I immediately thought that this was Hillary’s answer to the Big Bargain and confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

    • BackRowHeckler December 18, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

      Hey Finca, if the Wars of the Roses was between the Yorks and the Lancasters for the English throne, when all was said and done, how is it that the Tudors ended up coming out on top?


  72. seawolf77 December 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    There is a completely false narrative going on here at KFN. People south of the border are not taking well paid American jobs. It is the English speaking people of India. We have the goddamned British to thank for that. I lived in Houston, TX and worked in Oil & Gas. GE bought Cameron’s Recip Compression and then we merged with Baker Hughes. Now the place was diverse enough when I started. Where I worked I could hear Polish, Romanian, Indian, and Spanish (A Mexican). Yes there was one. But after GE came in it was all Indians.

    • Yes, the New York Times reported on this phenomenon.

      Companies like Infosys and other outsourcers cultivated large cadres of Indians state-side who apparently have no compunctions continuing the caste-based systems of their homeland. A Dalit in America is the same as a Dalit in Delhi, and that’s why you don’t let your daughter marry let alone associate….

      Once here, Americans grumbled that they prefer to hire other and work with, other Indians. Infosys gets the cream of the crop- the most fluent, ambitious and hardworking Gimmigrant and the culture that comes with being a higher life form, while willing to work longer hours for less pay.

      And once in America, you go for it, an Audi or Mercedes M3 coupe for you, and a large Japanese minivan for your mother, father, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles and everyone’s’ kids…. Montessori for the little prince and princess… Build a little Hindu Temple somewhere and pay no taxes. Can the trajectory of quality of life get any better? India was a shithole country not too long ago.

      • BackRowHeckler December 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

        The New York Times?

        What’s that, the Holy Grail?

        At some point its owner, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, will insist the (his) paper be printed in Spanish, not English; anything to get even with those imperialistic Nortos Americanos.


        • Carlos is a multi billionaire who is merely a large shareholder of NYT (NYSE:NYT, $23.57) common stock.

          With a Dividend Yield of 0.68% and gains on revenue of late, its just a smart play, maybe you should consider sinking some shekels in it yourself

    • To be fair also the superiority of the Vegetarian diet made it all but inevitable they would eclipse the processed beef and chicken eaters of the American midwest.

      The Cheese people were doomed to repetitive office work, their bodies and finally, their brains transformed into the cheeseburgers and fried potatoes they so loved…

  73. aibohphobia December 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    There are really only two small things necessary to bring about TEOTUSAAWKI (The End of the USA As We Know It)–

    1) Candidate Cthulhu can form an alliance between the inner-city poor and residents of the fly-over states. They have so very much in common– He can point out that the extreme prosperity of NYC and LA is entirely supported on the export of jobs to 3rd world slave-factories by enormous corporations that have not been broken up by our anti-trust laws…
    Perhaps the Deplorables could refuse to send food to the large cities for, I dunno, 30 to 60 days. The rich are welcome to travel to Iowa and the salad fields of California and pick all the food they want though, and maybe slaughter a hog and a couple of chickens–at their own expense of course.

    2) And after Cthulhu is elected, he can bring about the Constitutional Convention. How many more votes needed? It’s not as many as Steven Colbert’s masters think….
    The smarter states, like Texas and Alaska, are likely to break away sooner and save themselves the grief and expense of civil war…

    • pequiste December 18, 2018 at 7:07 pm #

      Aibo, I like the way you are thinking about this; particularly the alimentation angle. I think it would take only about a week, actually, to get the fullest attention of the cityzens.

      President Cthulhu would tell them to eat cake. (It should come as no surprise that the official snake cake of Cthulhu is NOT Lil’ Debbie, but rather the perfectly named and great tasting Drakes’ Devil Dogs.)

  74. jdhines December 18, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    Thought y’all might find this interesting. Let’s file this under “Birds of a feather flock together,” shall we?

    Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, settled a defamation suit on Monday, agreeing to publicly apologize for publishing false information on the right-wing conspiracy site Infowars.

    The settlement, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, marks the culmination of a $100 million lawsuit filed against Stone by Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, a vocal critic of Beijing whom Stone, a contributor to Infowars, falsely claimed had been convicted of financial crimes by donating to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon.

    In lieu of paying the damages, Stone must publish a retraction of the false statements on social media and run ads in the Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post apologizing for his claims about Guo, who applied for asylum in the U.S. last year after the Chinese government grew hostile toward him.

    Stone, whose actions during the election are being eyed by special counsel Robert Mueller, said in a statement Monday that his false statements were based on information he received in 2017 from Sam Nunberg, another adviser on Trump’s 2016 campaign.

    “I failed to do proper research before making those statements,” Stone said.


  75. Pucker December 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

    The Warden of Phoenix Prison where Bill Cosby is incarcerated looks like Homer Simpson.


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    • You’re obsessed.

      I know what to get you for Christmas.


      • Pucker December 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

        Warden Homer Simpson:

        “In this Room, we can monitor where we just were…”

        “And this Space is our ‘Religious Services Space’. As you can tell, it’s non-denominational.”

        “And over here, the inmates can play basketball and have other activities.”

  76. capt spaulding December 18, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    I see that Flynn’s judge had a few choice words for him today. According to the news, Flynn was smiling and even laughed a little bit before the judge came in, he was expecting probation or a slap on the wrist. There was no smile after the judge was done however, and he was told to go back to Mueller and answer more questions. I must admit it’s a pleasure to see one of these assholes get treated like the scum they are, for a change. Bring ’em on, members of both parties, and lock ’em all up. If Flynn knows what’s good for him, he’ll sing as high and sweet as a castrati before he appears in front of that judge again. Maybe it’ll have some good affects on that rotten mix of Republicans AND Democrats that currently infest Wash. DC. A few more hangin’ judges in town might do a world of good. My personal favorite would be Judge Roy Bean. They could actually begin draining that swamp instead of talking about it.

  77. ElectricTrojan December 18, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

    Re: Update Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

    JHK, you claim “I won’t pretend that I know what to make of this” and then make proceed to make something of it. Here’s my take:

    1) A judge appointed by Reagan / HW Bush / Clinton totally lost his shit today on Flynn based on evidence.

    2) This scandal IS colossal. Shake your fist at “political” prosecutions and tell them to get off your lawn, but see #1

    • Walter B December 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm #

      Thanks for the update Jim. You state that this country is being ruined by lawyers, well you’ve gotten the tense wrong. This country has already been ruined by lawyers. I know that we all like to complain about these thieving bastards but civilians seem to lack the true depth of how and what they have done to US(A)ll. I have signed millions of dollars over to lawyers and law firms over the course of my career on the Township Committee and in all honesty, 90% of it was for useless pieces of paper that nobody, including us, pays any attention to. It is a sham and a cash cow at the local levels and at the state and the federal levels, well it is sort of like that creature in Cloverfield, a huge evil beast which spawns tiny evil beats as it spreads destruction everywhere.

      In the days of the Wild West, the six shooter “tamed” the West, but the lawyers took over once order was established and have only grown in power since then. They now have a choke hold on America’s finances and the stupid, greedy bastards are too far gone to realize that the victim is turning blue in the face. Pretty soon America’s lungs will stop moving in and out and then perhaps they will have to eat the dead carcass for it shall be of no further value to these parasitic scum. I hold no grudges, it is simply the way it is.

      • BackRowHeckler December 18, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

        Well put, Walter.

      • elysianfield December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am #

        “America’s lungs will stop moving in and out and then perhaps they will have to eat the dead carcass for it shall be of no further value…”

        No further value? Think again. It has been said that the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute is that the prostitute will not screw you after you are dead….

        • Walter B December 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

          I forgot about that, you’re right.

    • K-Dog December 19, 2018 at 1:52 am #

      “I won’t pretend that I know what to make of this” and then make proceed to make something of it. “

      I agree, please stay with that first impulse. The judge wants a not guilty plea and is not happy about the Trump political theater in his courtroom.

      The comment about treason is a giveaway; Treason is the only crime defined in the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, the charge is adhering to or giving comfort to the enemies of the United States. It can be proven if the accused admits to it in open court or on the testimony of two eyewitnesses.

      But treason is serious shit. In U.S. history, treason charges have been brought fewer than 30 times. This was Judge Sullivan’s way of letting the prosecutor know he did not like being made somebodies political bitch. Lying to the FBI is a serious and not a frivolous charge. The guilty plea being the result of theater mocks the law and the judge is not happy. Treason can carry the death penalty. If Judge Sullivan was comparing lying to the FBI to treason he was saying in effect there had better be good reason because these things are going to be taken seriously.

      • K-Dog December 19, 2018 at 2:01 am #

        Judge Sullivan gave Gen. Flynn and his lawyers an opportunity to change his guilty plea. They declined.

        Not smart. This is as bad as saying ‘no I don’t have any questions’ in a job interview.

  78. Pucker December 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    I bought the Chinese translation of Trump’s book in Shenzhen over a year ago. On the first page of the book, Trump was quoted as saying: “I’m not in business for the money.”

    I quickly passed the book on to an unsuspecting Chinese person as a “gift”….

    “Trump University was incorporated in 2004 by Trump, Sexton, and Spitalny, as a New York limited liability company.[6] Donald Trump owned 93% of the company.[7] On May 23, 2005, Trump University formally launched its education program.[1] At the opening presentation, Trump said: “If I had a choice of making lots of money or imparting lots of knowledge, I think I’d be as happy to impart knowledge as to make money”.[8] The company’s original business plan focused on online education, but quickly expanded to include live, in-person instruction as well. The focus of the instruction was real estate investing, with Trump claiming in advertisements, “I can turn anyone into a successful real estate investor, including you.”[9]Typically the instruction began with an introductory seminar in rented space such as a hotel ballroom. At the introductory seminar, students were urged to sign up for additional classes, ranging from $1,495 seminars to a $35,000 “Gold Elite” program.[9] Records produced indicate 7611 tickets in total were sold to customers attending courses.[10]Approximately 6000 of these tickets were for a $1,500 3-day course and 1000 tickets were for silver, gold or elite mentored courses ranging in price from $10,000 to $35,000.[11][10]”

    • Exscotticus December 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

      The Clintons earned over $100 million from speaking engagements, so what’s your point?

      Of course, these days, Snooki Polizzi makes more from her speaking engagements than Hillary does.

      • BackRowHeckler December 18, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

        Snooki has gained some weight last time I saw a pic of her.

        She looks like one of those New Jersey broads you see at the shopping mall in Hackensack, aging not all that gracefully but acting like she is still in the game.


        • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 2:25 am #

          What about J-Wow?

          From the spiritual pov, this is just as important or unimportant as going to war for Israel or the Fall of America. On the other hand, these matters are higher and more important – and therefore closer to the Spirit than J-Wow’s fake tits.

          I wonder what happened with Q’s bil, Peter? Is Q going to pay his Bill or Bond? He may well be Q’s only friend at this point, so it should cement their bond, despite Peter’s bad eating habits.

      • seawolf77 December 20, 2018 at 9:01 am #

        The point is one was a scam and one was a speech. Christ you are thick.

  79. SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 2:01 am #

    Just the presence of President Trump has revealed so much truth about what the government really is. The Democrats and some Republicans do not want to fund any wall construction. However, they are eager to give tens of millions of dollars in foreign aid to corrupt Central American states. The true loyalties of these “representatives” see the light of day. We would not have seen this uncovered with anyone else in office.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 2:55 am #

      The old Vikings had Shield Maidens. You are a Wall Maiden, the Wall being the Shield of the Nation.

      One German woman married the Berlin Wall. A French Woman married the Eiffel Tower. You don’t have to marry the Wall or anything – that would be kind of crazy.

      One American Woman married a male dolphin named Cindy. I wonder how that went….! Maybe he was gay, thus the name Cindy?

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 9:42 am #

        Thank you for keeping me rational! When you said I was a Wall Maiden I began to immediately think of possible wedding dresses for my Wall Wedding :-P.

        I had to look up the story regarding Cindy and it turns out that Cindy was a female dolphin. So it was a union built on lesbianism AND bestiality. Just when you thought the world could not get any stranger….

      • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 10:21 am #

        Would you marry me?

        • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 10:28 am #

          No but I’d divorce you in a New York second.

          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:34 am #

            How quickly your break your vows.

          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:34 am #


          • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

            I dont want to live in New Orleans.

          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

            The history of New Orleans is very interesting and neat but otherwise New Orleans is totally yuck.

          • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

            It has a shabby charm.

        • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:32 am #


    • Walter B December 19, 2018 at 8:06 am #

      Yes SSL Mr. Trump, being the magnet for scrutiny that he is, has made more Americans aware that Washington DC is a far greater threat to America than any foreign entity. The real problem is that Americans, hard pressed to afford their lifestyles and distracted as they are, have come to think that their only responsibility in government is to cast a vote for whomever their party leader tells them. That is not a free nation, that is enhanced slavery. Americans will never be able to give any real attention to their own government, so I challenge the statement that we are a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Our government today is one of the aristocracy, by the connected insiders, for profit. We are simply the witless audience, at least for the most part.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 9:46 am #

        You’re right Walter. I was a fool at one time to believe that we had more of an effect on our government. It is really all controlled be oligarchs after all. It is disappointing for sure. But I do still always hold out hope that things will change. Now what the change will be and how it will come about? This is the billion dollar question.

      • JohnAZ December 19, 2018 at 10:13 am #

        Walter B

        Wow! One of the best descriptions of what exactly is wrong with the country I have read.

        The cause? Gimme sheeple!

        The Democratic Party has built its base using gimmegrants, and minorities that totally depend on the government to “get ahead”. The problem is , the elitist government has absolutely no interest in progressing anyone. It is not a free nation, because the gimmes just want stuff as opposed to liberty and responsibility. Add on the witless, brain washed kids coming out of college to the Democratic surge. Bernie almost took HRC using the kids. The reality is there is nothing more brainless than a late teen to early twenty something and what makes them dangerous is that they think they are smarter than everybody else. I have seen this idiocy twice, Viet Nam and now, when the main body, the Silent Majority, have given this age group much more power than they deserve.

        • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

          When does the dollar die?
          And with it, the welfare state?

          I wonder about dominoes falling.

          • Walter B December 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

            When China raises prices, which the tariffs will help get started and then when they shift markets to the World Island countries rather than US(A). It will start out small at first (although it has already started) and will accelerate over the course of a few years. Tick tock, tick tock.

    • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 9:29 am #

      the presence of President Trump has revealed so much about who he is. A traitor. A philanderer. A cheat. A cheapskate. A liar. A criminal. A thug. A thief. A lout. A creep.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 9:51 am #

        I don’t believe it!!!! Has he made mistakes? Of course! We are all human. And the wealthier one is, the more opportunities for mistakes and mismanagement. However, I ask you. Do you really believe anyone in government is any better? I would submit that most people in government are much worse than our President. Many of these people have spent their entire working lives orchestrating a mass theft unprecedented in human history. Look at Congress and how most of them are unwilling to do anything that is good for the people.

        • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 10:24 am #

          Everyday it gets worse for Trump, and still your spine stiffens. One day the proof will be so plain and simple, your back will break. I never got Trump. Never watched the Apprentice. I read “The Art of the Deal,” one of the most boring and worthless books ever contrived. I watched him go broke with the casinos. Colossal stupidity. How he became your savior will be one of the great mysteries of the nascent century.

        • JohnAZ December 19, 2018 at 10:28 am #


          Please do not apologize about Trump and his actions. His “mistakes” are issues he has provoked to counter the gimme generation and their unidimensional approach to the country’s problems. Blame Trump, castigate Trump, attack the Deplorables, forget the real issues, like how can we afford healthcare or control the ingress of welfare cases from Latin America. No wonder Walter B’s witless nation is growing in numbers.

          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            Thanks JohnAZ for the dose of realism you always bring to us. I try to be amenable and understanding but it gets no where with people who are ultimately not interested in discussion and debate. I am realizing more and more that this whole anti-Trump phenomenon is just a forced agenda that is being foisted upon us to take away our vote and voice. Replete with attacks, name-calling, mean-spiritedness. I like you am ready to hear what solutions the so-called politicians have for the real troubles and travails of our time!

        • Majella December 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

          SSL – Trump’s entire life has also been spent “orchestrating a mass theft “, among those fleeced have been state & federal taxpayers, Trump U suckers, and a LEGION of small business owners who have simply not been paid.

          Trump could see that he was in the ‘two-bit’ club so far, and, given his stellar level of narcissism, decided that the presidency would offer a whole new cornucopia of opportunity, and he’s gone for it with a vengeance.

          However, given that he’s too stupid to get just how stupid he is, he failed to factor in the fact that he’d come under intense and continuous scrutiny from the media.

          He screwed up, but there’s still the likes of you (and way too many others on this site) that just CANNOT see their own cognitive dissonance.

      • JohnAZ December 19, 2018 at 10:22 am #

        It is not Trump that is the problem. It is people in the Democratic Party who have given up civic responsibility, issues and turned into single dimension, witless, ant-Trump folks. The problems that are plaguing us today, have developed over multiple decades, and Trump , as a late comer, has nothing to do with their presence. He is simply a threat to the gimme generation of Liberals, and in a nation that is increasingly becoming gimme oriented, he must be destroyed. Hence, people like you, Wolfie. Try talking about something of meaning, instead of your anti-Trump tripe.

        • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 10:26 am #

          Last time I checked the blue states get far less than the red states from the Federal Government. Next time you see a splinter in my eye, better you check for the log in your’s.

          • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:43 am #

            California is a black hole for spending. Droves of people are leaving high-tax blue states.

            If I see a splinter in your eye, I simply want to help you get it out. Then you can help get the log out of my eye. Haven’t you ever heard of helping one another instead of fighting the live-long day?

          • Tate December 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

            Most of these deficits are due to transfer payments in the form of medicare, social security & medicaid to certain legacy elements of their populations. It’s not only net white-to-black transfers, but also young to old. In general, the blue states are composed of a younger population than the red states. The gimmigrants — who contribute enormously to that younger demographic — even though they create a net drain on public finances, do so through local & state resources rather than through the Federal Government.

          • Tate December 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

            ‘of their populations’

            meaning ‘of those red states’ populations’

      • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

        the others were good guys? Bush and Bush 2? Clinton? Barry?

  80. Pucker December 19, 2018 at 6:14 am #

    What do you think about the practice of imposing a steep “Head Tax” or a “Poll Tax” on black people during Reconstruction and then throwing them into chain gangs if they couldn’t pay the tax?

    In the movie “Gone With the Wind”, Scarlet hires prison laborers over “Darkies” to work the lumber mill because they’re cheaper.

    “If employers could no longer subject blacks to corporal punishment, courts could mandate whipping as a punishment for vagrancy or petty theft. If individual whites could no longer hold blacks in involuntary servitude, courts could sentence freedmen to long prison terms, force them to labor without compensation on public works, or bind them out to white employers who would pay their fines. The convict lease system, moreover, which had originated on a small scale before the war, was expanded so as to provide employers with a supply of cheap labor. In Texas in 1867, blacks constituted about one third of the convicts confined to the state penitentiary, but nearly 90 percent of those leased out for railroad labor. 57”

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  81. seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    Isn’t it so beautiful that the dossier that Hillary had done will be the blueprint that brings down Dufus Donald. Like a precise road map, investigators followed perfectly the breadcrumbs she laid down, and in the end the world will owe an enormous debt to this wonderful woman. HRC will be more revered than Mother Theresa. She will probably be made a saint. Saint Hillary. Light a candle to her Trumptards.

    • FincaInTheMountains December 19, 2018 at 9:11 am #

      Saint Hillary


      I know who this girl is!

    • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

      Truth be told, you love the prurient means just as much as the end for which it was penned. It is, of course, absurd – as are you.

      The Spirit of Man is a candle of the Lord. But the Waters of Nessience doused your candle long ago. Now you walk in darkness with many a groan and creaking chain – a Marley amidst the sad revels of the decadent French quarter of New Orleans.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

        A dark and tragic tale. Endless nights of wandering the dank and fetid streets amidst the throngs of the lost. I am going to be crying this evening.

        • Tate December 19, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

          Crying for seawhelp? I hope you’re not serious.

          • SoftStarLight December 20, 2018 at 1:04 am #

            Well when someone is lost it is sad.

      • elysianfield December 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

        ” Now you walk in darkness with many a groan and creaking chain – a Marley amidst the sad revels of the decadent French quarter of New Orleans.”

        Nice effort.

        The French Quarter is a good place to find the Sun’s Lance, I would expect….

      • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

        The fecundity of your drivel is astounding. Sometimes it even reads like an umblilical cord.

    • Majella December 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm #


      I’m with you on most things, but ‘Saint Hillary’ is way beyond my level of comfort.

      She was a highly flawed candidate and probably wouldn’t have made much of a President either…like Trump, she’d be fighting off attacks, but hers would be the spurious BS of Fox and the right-wing fools like SSL.

  82. All the complaints about Kavanaugh are heading for the Congressional shredder, since he was rammed through to become a judge on the highest court in the land. Take that, process!


    • Sean Coleman December 19, 2018 at 9:40 am #

      In a recent post you referred to yourself as a man yet in an earlier one you spoke about meeting a nice man who you ditched because he did not think highly of the NYT. What is this nonsense? You seem to be another Janet.

      • Mr. Coleman, consider a subscription to The New York Times. It has the effect of endowing insight and prestige that comes with being informed.

        Or would do much to alleviate your unhappy condition of wandering about, trying to connect dots and comprehend the mysterious workings of the world.

      • elysianfield December 19, 2018 at 11:45 am #

        I, too, noticed the reference. It is entirely possible that SnakPak is “sexually adventurous” rather than disingenuous. I am prepared to give him/her the benefit of doubt.

        • Sean Coleman December 21, 2018 at 10:12 am #

          Or both. He is far from stupid but membership of that particular minority group would make it harder to see straight.

          Snack Pack

          What is the running total of Trump’s Lies on the NYT? It was around 400 or 500 when I last looked. Which would you say is the strongest case? And which the lamest? (They all looked lame to me.)

  83. The New York Times got the scoops this morning (a scoop is previously unpublished news).

    Hackers got the EU diplomatic cables, and Facebook has been sharing your info, with a select group of big biznasses.

    Endearingly, the full color above the cold features the seals of Galapagos which are facing climate change, construed with the sour puss face of shamed Mike Flynn.

    Trumps “foundation” implodes; “A shocking pattern of illegality”, as courts liquidate and dissolve the entity which was apparently used for campaign finance in violation of election laws.

    Finally, a picture of Penny Marshall (RIP), and hand-wringing about teen vaping. I cant imagine vaping is worse than smoking so I have no opinion, and no stock holdings in the vaping companies, so no worries.

    • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 10:00 am #

      Does NYT pay all of your bills Sarah Jeong? We are still waiting for your public apology for your racist tweets you know. Oh wait, you are Asian, duh!!! You don’t have to apologize for anything that you do that is racist. That rule only applies to White people. Pardon me.

      • In these Guatemalan villages, there is no internet. No Tv. No New York Times.

        Not even Tucker Carlson in a bow tie. Not even a Softie S’Tard-Lite to whisper sweet nothings. Just a catholic injun to warm them away from birth control.

        How on Earth are they supposed to know anything different?

        Their land is steadily being taken over, converted to commodity crops to service first world consumer products.

        • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:14 am #

          The evils of globalization are everywhere. I don’t like it at all either. Since the NYT is so great, why haven’t they figured out all of the solutions to the world’s ills? The Guatemalan standard of living is coming here thanks to people who populate the NYT and the ruling classes. Remember how you said MONEY was everything? And this is what the result is.

        • Exscotticus December 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

          >>> How on Earth are they supposed to know anything different?

          The favorite go-to trope of liberals: everyone’s a victim.

          Sounds to me like Pueblo Sin Fronteras should rename themselves Pueblo Sin Analfabetismo and start setting up schools and libraries and teaching the youth to read and write.

          But before they do any of that, they need to teach Guatemalan villages birth control.

        • elysianfield December 20, 2018 at 11:37 am #

          “In these Guatemalan villages, there is no internet. No Tv. No New York Times.”

          So, do you also work for the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce? Sounds good so far…what about schools and shopping?

  84. The mayor of the Guatemalan town who saw 200 leave on the caravan says, “Somebody came and tricked people and told them, ‘I will get you political asylum – and take a child with you. Its a new tactic, and people believe it because of their poverty.” NYT, A4.

    Remind me of the Immigration Diversity Lottery our country runs. 20 million poor saps flush money down the drain, money they can hardly afford to waste, on the distant chance they will beat the odds and get a green card. I am absolutely mortified that we have turned citizenship into a lottery contest that preys on the desperate.

    Imagine someone with the education of a sixth grader figuring the odds on a chance of 0.25%, and wagering a month’s wages for a fixing green card for a chance to clean toilets of middle and upper class Americans.

    This is disgraceful

    • Exscotticus December 19, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      >>> “Somebody came and tricked people and told them, ‘I will get you political asylum – and take a child with you. Its a new tactic, and people believe it because of their poverty.” NYT, A4.

      And these are the people liberals like you want to bring in by the millions.

      And what happens when they start voting in the USA, and someone promises them bread and circuses if they simply shred the Constitution?

      Venezuelans are certainly lamenting their decision to give up all their firearms. They sound just like these migrants. “We were duped! Our government told us we’d be safer! Just like they told us that stealing from all the multinational corporations would make us all wealthy!”

    • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

      Why do 3rd world, not native English language speakers, ill educated folks want to move here?

      the chink in silicon valley making 5 million a year selling properties, I know why she moved here.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

        Deport her!!!!!

        • Majella December 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

          SSL –

          Deport her? Why? Because she’s a ‘chink’ or because she made $5 million in real estate?

          Or do you simply assume she’s in the US illegally because she’s not a white, native English speaker?

          For all the your soft soppy religiously couched ‘nice thoughts’ expressed in previous posts, you appear to be just another evangelical hypocrite.

          • SoftStarLight December 20, 2018 at 1:09 am #

            I assume she is using our country for her own gain and for her own people. The Chinese government could be involved. They are buying land everywhere for their empire.

    • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

      The ever-present, evil lurking, slithering somebody. I know him well. Elusive he is, and well mannered-his charms extend not only to wannabe gimmegrants, but also to pickpockets and sodomites. He must be stopped I say, and at all costs. Because after all who would that somebody be but someone trying to get the stupid fucking wall built.

  85. SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    Yes, after your mockery I decided to make an altar for the Strong Men. I will keep the candles lit and the fire burning until they all manifest themselves. I will offer up prayers and incantations incessantly and burn incense to reach the heavens. I pray this will be pleasing to God and He will recognize our plight and rescue us from our own follies. I will do this, and my sisters will do this, until the day of rescue comes. The salvation of the Nation will be birthed in the prayers of women and secured by the hands of men.

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    • “The salvation of the Nation will be birthed in the prayers of women and secured by the hands of men.”

      They certainly believe this in San Antonio Secortez.

      When one of their men makes it into the US they set of firecrackers.

      The man is now free… Just kidding. This is bonded servitude and anything he earns will be sent home. His freedom will be proscribed by his status as a second class citizen. This is how human slavery survives into a new millennia.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 11:09 am #

        And shame on the oligarchs for supporting it! They should be punished for their participation in slavery, along with any corporations and individuals that are participating in it. All immigration should be brought to an end to preserve our social systems and the natural environment. Our border should be made impenetrable to prevent the arrival of future slaves and migrants. Solutions are simple but the will to do so and the wherewithal seem to be absent for most everyone in positions of authority that could do something.

        • Majella December 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

          So, you want a wall to save these poor wretches from themselves? Nice thought! So Christian & generous!

          • SoftStarLight December 20, 2018 at 1:11 am #

            You missed the point but glad you considered it.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

      The Great Wall of China was so broad that chariots could be driven upon it – much like the Wall in the Game of Thrones. Thus reinforcements could be rushed to any part that was being threatened or breached by Barbarians.

      If it was up to me, our Wall would be similar. Then Shield Maidens like you could dance upon it, mocking our Enemies on the other side. We would put up bullet proof glass so they couldn’t pick you off.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

        Oh the joy I would receive from dancing on Our great and magnificent Wall! Yes, the maidens would dance and frolic on the Wall giving praises to our God, Country and Leaders. We would keep it decorated and clean and welcoming for our Soldiers who would march to and fro with strength and power. And we would mock the enemies and their gods in front of them. Perhaps these are all visions of things to come.

        • Majella December 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

          nahhh… you ARE punking us, huh. Either that or you’re posting form a psychiatric institution.

          • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

            I know what you mean: she is almost too good to be true. I pray that she isn’t some fat, balding guy with hair on his back named Phil or Barry posting from Manhattan. But if I’m real, then she can be too. Have faith!

          • SoftStarLight December 20, 2018 at 1:20 am #

            Right. Because I couldn’t possibly have an opinion so different from your own of course. You sum it up best yourself. In your world a right-wing facist as you have called me is either not real at all or just a mental patient. Don’t you know this theme gets a little old? My opinions differ greatly from yours. I’m sure you will find methods of coping.

  86. Ol' Scratch December 19, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    Wow! I can only imagine what sort of shock waves a total withdrawal from Syria will send off.


    Hard to believe the MICC will take this sitting down, unless there’s another concealed play(s) at work.

    • JohnAZ December 19, 2018 at 10:38 am #

      You ol’ Devil you.

      What do we get out of a 2000 person presence in Syria? Offset the Russians, do not make me laugh. Be a good influence to an arising new democracy in the ME, yeah right. Offset ISIS? Look to Afghanistan. Counter IRAN? Why are we aggravating The Saudis now and why did we favor Iran three years ago?

      Get those 2000 guys and gals out of there, put them on the border and let them do something useful controlling the ingress of indentured slaves and drugs.

      • JohnAZ December 19, 2018 at 10:42 am #

        And maybe keeping desperate parents from exposing their children to conditions that are severe enough to kill them. This is the cool season, what happens next summer?

      • Exscotticus December 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

        >>> What do we get out of a 2000 person presence in Syria?

        It kept our options open for some future political consensus on what we actually hope to achieve there. But I agree that since ousting Assad is no longer on the table, pull them out before they all become victims to our deranged foreign policy. We don’t need another Hillary-style Benghazi in Syria.

        The entire Syrian situation is yet another example of Obama’s failed leadership. Recall his talk of “red lines” that were repeatedly violated without consequence. The world laughs at Trump? Perhaps. But when Trump declares a red line, I think the world will blink and take Trump at his word.

        • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

          Obama’s red line comment was really about his red eye liner. But he acted like it involved Syria :-).

      • Ol' Scratch December 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the withdrawal, especially since we never should have been there in the first place. But the MICC is hyper-sensitive about it’s propaganda arrangements, which is what Syria was all about from the start. I’ll believe this actually happens after I see it unanimously reported by all sources, and even then I’ll still be skeptical. From the MICC’s perspective, this is conceding ground, whether or not it was ever ours to concede in the first place.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

      This is a good fuck you to Trump’s enemies, who wanted to continue with the Plan of destabilizing the Middle East. In other words, the right thing to do beyond the fuck you.

      Let Putin and Assad handle it – they did most of the heavy lifting in any case.

  87. The president of Waffle-land just got sacked over bipartisan unhappiness over his immigration policy support of the recent UN migration rights declaration.

    Hungary is heating up too.

    Brain has put 3,500 trips on standby in case Brexit becomes chaotic.

  88. seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    As Trumptards would say, “Just the lies, Mam.”
    In fact, most high-tax states send more money to Washington than they get back in federal spending. Most low-tax states make a profit from the federal government’s system of taxing and spending.


    — Ryan said the rest of the country is “propping up profligate, big-government states.”

    — “States that got their act together are paying for states that didn’t,” the Wisconsin Republican said.


    — “We are getting the federal government out of the business of subsidizing states. That is going to impact high-tax states.”


    Connecticut residents paid an average of $15,643 per person in federal taxes in 2015, according to a report by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Massachusetts paid $13,582 per person, New Jersey paid $13,137 and New York paid $12,820.

    California residents paid an average of $10,510.

    At the other end, Mississippi residents paid an average of $5,740 per person, while West Virginia paid $6,349, Kentucky paid $6,626 and South Carolina paid $6,665.

    Low-tax red states also fare better when you take into account federal spending.

    Mississippi received $2.13 for every tax dollar the state sent to Washington in 2015, according to the Rockefeller study. West Virginia received $2.07, Kentucky got $1.90 and South Carolina got $1.71.

    Meanwhile, New Jersey received 74 cents in federal spending for tax every dollar the state sent to Washington. New York received 81 cents, Connecticut received 82 cents and Massachusetts received 83 cents.

    California fared a bit better than other blue states. It received 96 cents for every dollar the state sent to Washington.

    On average, states received $1.14 in federal spending for every tax dollar they sent to Washington. That’s why the federal government has a budget deficit.


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  89. Daisies that look like trees grow on Galapagos. Scalesia trees as they are called. Witness their forms before climate change takes them out.

    On the subject of hacked cables, the EU was watned by the NSA that thier communication system was vulnerable to Russian and Chinese hacking and eavesdropping. The hack was traced back to Chinese military. No alarms, no surprises.

  90. Flynn has a new title to put on his resume: cooperator. He will probably receive parole.

    As he left the courthouse, protesters chanted, “Lock him up!”

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  91. What’s new in the totally fake conspiracy circuit?

    HAARP is old stuff

    • malthuss December 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

      not fake.

  92. volodya December 19, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    I think there’s different layers to this thing. There’s stuff that’s eminently obvious, that the multiple “investigations” are nothing more than attempts to dig up shit on Trump, first, to stop him from getting elected, and now that he’s won, to get him out of the White House. And any old shit will do. If what they find doesn’t amount to anything criminal, they’ll dress it up until it does.

    The other layer is just as obvious, retribution for daring to object to the oligarch consensus of the last thirty years, a consensus that led to courses of action with the full complicity of multiple presidential administrations. But punishment isn’t just directed at Trump, it’s also targeted at the people around him, hence the action against Flynn and others.

    Concealment was also part of the plan, hence the deployment of terms like “globalization” to act as a smokescreen, to make it seem like action undertaken by both business and government had the look of implacable natural forces, like the tides or plate tectonics. Can you stop volcanic eruptions? Of course not, there’s no human agency that can oppose these. And it was meant to appear that “globalization” was similarly unopposable. Nothing you can do bro, reconcile yourself to it, make peace with it.

    But concealment also meant covering up malfeasance by Trump’s opponents. “No criminal intent” said Comey as he laughingly laughs off the bug-eyed disbelief of people like us. Yes, we were all born yesterday and, as such, investigations were done, and there’s no “there” there and there was nothing untoward and to suggest otherwise is to impugn the good character and professional competence of American law enforcement.

    Of course, all this legal and investigative harassment is far outside the bounds of a democratic country never mind the purported leader of the free world. That this behavior is more in keeping with despotisms and quasi-despotisms like Russia and China and Turkey seems to escape Greatly Enlightened – cough – opinion makers and thought leaders.

    But then what do we expect? This is all about money and power. American plutocrats are running scared. Some articles are surfacing in the lamestream media suggesting that their underlying assumptions when they embarked on this fool’s errand were disastrously mistaken, that their assumptions that China would democratize and liberalize were dead wrong, that they’ve inadvertently built up a global adversary.

    But that would require another assumption, that the prediction of a liberalized and democratized China was also bona fide and wasn’t itself a smokescreen. Because IMO the ultimate objective was self-enrichment, and if they ruined the US and its people and wrecked other countries and their people they didn’t give a damn. But now they’ve got another globalization to contend with, one they didn’t see coming and one which we see play out variously in the streets in places like France and in elections in other places, even in lethally boring countries like Canada.

    That’s the backdrop of the Trump and Flynn investigations, a crumbling economic and political edifice that had no hope in hell in the first place, such were the built-in impossibilities and and illogic and contradictions. But the oligarchs and their Deep State errand boys are trying to prop it up and they’ll take down whoever they have to.

    • Exscotticus December 19, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

      >>> “No criminal intent” said Comey as he laughingly laughs off the bug-eyed disbelief of people like us.

      The Left would have voted for Hillary even if all her alleged criminal activity was found to be irrefutable.

      >>> But then what do we expect? This is all about money and power.

      This is all about achieving outcomes at the expense of rule of law. It’s not simply money and power; it’s ideological. Case in point…

      >>> Isn’t it so beautiful that the dossier that Hillary had done will be the blueprint that brings down Dufus Donald.

      Here we have the celebration of an as yet unprosecuted felony. It’s not for money or power, but simply in the hope of achieving an unlawful result. The Left doesn’t care. For them, rule of law is an inconvenience—and one they hope to dispense with entirely at some future date.

      • volodya December 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

        Not so sure that this is ideological. It does have the shine of ideology though, there’s a lot of sound and fury that looks like cults and churches of true believers, not to mention speech and thought control and sanctions for uttering and thinking “wrongly”.

        If you’re right, that it ISN’T for money and power but rather in hope of getting an unlawful result, I maybe would prefer that. I haven’t thought it through, but at first glance it looks preferable.

    • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      One noted theoriest, one Skousen (son of the author of “The Naked Communist” and other Mormonic patriot works), says that each of the Big Three (Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia) has its own Global Agenda. I would of course add Islam and bifurcate Oceania’s Globalism into the two camps, Zionism and the Liberal or UN camp, with the latter probably being the stronger, but the former still well able to dash the world to hell if things go bad for the so called, miscalled, Chosen.

      If only Trump were Putin, willing to crush his opponents under a well shined shoe if not an Iron Heel. Indeed the only chance for the White Man and his Christian Civilization might be to make an alliance with Eurasia, to stem both Communism and the Rising Tide of Color.

      • volodya December 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

        I would agree that there’s no “global” elite. A lot of people THINK there is, that they all think alike, that the global upper-crust all have similar aims. How many times have you heard of them referred to as “cosmopolitans” or as the “anywhere” people.

        But that may only apply to western elites. Do we not know that there’s multiple centers of power? And the people in those various places have got their own resources and sources of political legitimacy and their own ambitions. It would be naive to think otherwise.

        • Walter B December 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

          No “organized” global elite, to be sure, but a mega-wealthy class that meet by chance or happenstance over and over at Ascot, Churchill Downs, Monte Carlo, and all of the other places and events that the globe trotting wealthy frequent. While they are all in it for themselves, not each other, I know for a fact that they do deals, do business and become friendly with one another as time passes and their histories of running into one another and dealing with each other adds up. Yes they sometime vie against each other, for power and prestige, but while they may or may not care at all about each other, they care nothing for us. We are beneath them for a reason and they will always do whatever they can to remain on top. And I challenge anyone to find a single international businessman that would not rather deal with one corrupt world government that to have to payoff many. They are not an official Club, but that remain a class that will remain well above the rest of us.

          • Ol' Scratch December 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

            You forgot intermarriage, Ol’ Walt. That’s where the real ties are formed.

          • Walter B December 19, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

            Looks like we make a good team my friend, well said!

        • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

          I agree that there are multiple centers of power but I think these groups have connections to one another. Ultimately they would help one another out.

      • SoftStarLight December 19, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

        An alliance with Eastern Europe and Russia?

        • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

          Yes, a Northern Alliance to preserve the White Man and his Civilization. But of course they have to agree to leave Eastern Europe alone. Some of those countries have a great and justified bitterness towards Russia. They don’t want to be subsumed again. But if we allied with Russia, maybe they’d feel their independence could be guaranteed. Almost anything beats having to become part of Islam like the rest of Europe seems to intend.

          • SoftStarLight December 20, 2018 at 1:00 am #

            I agree with you that it seems like anything beats becoming part of Islam.

  93. FincaInTheMountains December 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    Big Bargain: From Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation to General Flynn Verdict. Part 2.

    I ended the previous post with the fact that, in full compliance with the theory of Colored World Projects, the Black Project on October 11 responded to the Big Bargain concluded on September 27, with the beginning of the process of giving the Ukrainian church autocephaly, and the fact that this was exactly the answer to the Big Bargain proves not only Post hoc ergo propter hoc, but also that at the same time Constantinople Fener began the process of dismissing the North American Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios, who led the prayer at the end of Republican Convention for the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

    And recently I discussed the prospects of Russian-American relations with moderate Clintonoid, convinced that using the Russian threat as a weapon to revise the elections results, they, having achieved their goal, will be able to do what they are now prosecuting Trump for – they will make peace with Russia.

    And I told him that the peculiarity of American psychology is that everything that brings victory is considered good, because the good guys always win, and because of this particular feature, if they succeed in this plan, they will not be able to abandon confrontation, even if they wanted to with all the ensuing consequences, since the conclusion of peace with Russia will be in their eyes a concession to evil.

    And you know, it worked – my interlocutor clearly became frightened, especially after I finished him off, explaining that they would inevitably start negotiations with the demand to Russia to admit interference in the elections, that is, Putin’s consent to use the Russian Federation in the US domestic policy as the “Evil Empire”, and it will be regarded as incredible arrogance or even as a provocation.

    And as I recently found out, this was the reason for the famous Putin’s “And they just die like dogs because they won’t have time to repent” pronounced on October 18 in Valdai.

    In any case, this is how the phrase was interpreted in the USA and you cannot imagine what a fright caused a hint of the Last Judgment in the argument about a nuclear war.

    I think that they were expecting the appearance of a “preemptive strike” in the military doctrine of the Russian Federation, and were ready to use this in the American media to attack Trump, because in the minds of modern Americans, ” preemptive strike” actually means “first strike.”

    And Putin says what?!!!

    It is not surprising that until today nobody in America knew anything about it, and only today they said this in a passing in connection with the withdrawal of American troops from Syria, the failure of the trial of General Flynn and the postponement of his sentence to March.

    Apparently Judge Emmet Sullivan decided to jump off this Titanic and on purpose made an ass of himself in such a way that the mistrial became very likely.

    And Trump apparently called Mueller (or communicated it in some other way) and promised him 3 days in prison for every day that Michael Flynn would spend in prison.

    • Majella December 19, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

      You seem to have a great inside line on what’s actually happening…where do you get this information from? Oh, right…out of your ass.

  94. Remember the woman with the kid, running from the tear gas?

    Her and her 5 kids are now on American soil being processed for asylum.

    Being a Penta-mom is hard in Guatemala. Much easier in America.

    This story is going to light a conflagration of gimmigration the likes of which the world has never seen.

    Forget 50k/kids/year.

    Get used to 100k+.

    The little tunnelers are going to be absent from school come Monday.

    • Exscotticus December 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

      >>> Her and her 5 kids are now on American soil being processed for asylum.

      Processed for asylum is not the same thing as granted asylum. Do you have any links confirming that they had their hearing and were formally granted asylum?

      • I’m a re-reporter, not a news concierge service.

        Besides which, Newspaper readers don’t need “links”.

        • Exscotticus December 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

          You made an ambiguous claim, for which I asked you to clarify. I guess you’ll know when it’s in the fake news NYT’s best interests to tell you.

          Speaking of the fake news NYT, I couldn’t help but notice that they avoided the story about rising gun homicides in Venezuela in the wake of Venezuela’s civilian gun ban. That of course is not the narrative the NYT tries to sell, which is that a total civilian gun ban would lower gun homicides. Oops!

          • hmuller December 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm #


            Here’s a story of the mainstream media caught red handed promoting fake news. A highly acclaimed, award winning writer for Der Spiegel was mixing reporting with creative fiction and finally got exposed. I’m sure his superiors were happy with his work since it promoted the Globalist narrative. But some pesky people just won’t allow such fraud to go unnoticed.

            CNN’s “Journalist Of The Year” Committed Journalistic Fraud “On A Grand Scale” At Der Spiegel


    • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

      Those were child actors. Didn’t look like her at all.

      • Nothing is cuter than a Hispanic baby. Don’t kid yourself. Jesus surrounded himself with the little children didn’t He?

        • Janos Skorenzy December 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

          They were almost blonde and she’s an Indio. Not Clan, either hers or ours. We know from the Shroud of Turin what Jesus looked like: a Semite of the original and noble type, sharp features, not Indian or Black or any of the things you like.

        • seawolf77 December 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

          I don’t know about that. How about when a doodlebug pulls it in?

        • SoftStarLight December 20, 2018 at 12:26 am #