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As they like to say in the horror movie trailers: It… begins…! (Cue bassoons and waterphones.)

If last Wednesday’s solemn and prayerful parade through the Capitol rotunda was the Democratic Party’s funeral march, then impeachment starting this week may be the burial service. Central casting couldn’t have found a more perfect funeral director than the grave and genteel Mitch McConnell.

Of course, the Democrats have been screeching for new witnesses because Adam Schiff (D-CA) muffed his due diligence on the House side. The tactical fallback, courtesy of Lawfare, is to provoke a legal pissing match over executive privilege, which they hope to turn into a campaign ploy in the months ahead: Trump concealed the truth! This time, though, I doubt the Senate rules will give them a chance to run option plays from the Brett Kavanaugh playbook, flooding the end zone with obvious geeks and bottom-feeders of the Michael Avenatti species.

And, naturally, the witness question beats a path directly to the Bidens. Open that door and there is really nothing on God’s green earth that will keep Hunter B out of the witness chair. In which case he will have to reiterate what he said in a TV interview a few months back — they’ll play the recording in-session — which is that he got the $83-K-a-month do-nothing gig on the Burisma board-of-directors because he was the Vice-president’s son. Or he can change his story and cast himself as a liar. It would not be necessary to call Joe Biden, just submit in evidence that recording of him bragging on how he strong-armed the Ukrainians to shut down their Burisma investigation by threatening to withhold a billion-dollar aid-and-loan package. Hmmmm. Sounds suspiciously like what Mr. Trump is accused of, absent evidence.

Was Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) playing dumb on Face the Nation Sunday when he said Hunter Biden shouldn’t testify because he has no knowledge of the accusation? Or, is Mr. Nadler just dumb enough to forget that in a trial, the person accused of something is called the defendant because he’s entitled to defend himself? The corruption in the Hunter B matter is not just obvious, it’s confessed. Everyone seems to have forgotten that the US has a treaty with Ukraine on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters signed at Kiev on July 22, 1998. How, exactly, does that not apply to Mr. Trump’s conversation with Mr. Zelensky?

Well, all this tends, naturally, to questions around the 2020 election. Though the polls cast Joe B as front-runner, I fail to see how he survives the Ukraine payola scheme as a viable candidate. On top of which is his pretty obvious mental deterioration. Half the time, he doesn’t seem to know what state he’s in, and the most amazing things come out of his pie-hole — the latest being his gaffe about Beto O’Rourke being a Latino. Did Uncle Joe not meet the man half a dozen times at debate venues?

Bernie Sanders looked to be coming on strong in recent weeks, until Project Veritas caught some of his field managers threatening to burn down Milwaukee if he was deprived of the nomination and then proceed with a national insurrection. Was that a true colors moment? Voters have a right to wonder if Bernie is piloting a garbage barge of old-time Bolshevism, complete with the requisite reign of terror.

Just today The New York Times endorsed Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for president. Yes, you probably thought what I thought initially: one for Prez, one for Veep. Actually, no, it was both for Prez. How’s that supposed to work? Well, it’s just a ruse, of course, because both are foundering in the polls, and poor Ms. Warren is on tape lying about herself so many times that you’d see more of that on TV than Seinfeld reruns before next November. The New York Times is actually holding out for the resurrection of Hillary Clinton. Isn’t this the perfect set-up for old Hillary to swoop into Milwaukee on her leathery wings of fire, like the fearsome Wendigo of Potawatomi legend, and gobble up the delegates? It would be much like the Whigs nominating the old warhorse General Winfield Scott in the election of 1852. That election marked the death of the Whig Party, and with Hillary leading the charge, 2020 would be the end of the Democrats, such as they were known.

The impeachment witness question also redounds upon the fabled “whistleblower,” that Jacob Marley of the impeachment Christmas story, rattling his chains off-stage and wailing of cosmic injustice against the poor Ukrainians. There is no witness more pertinent to this enormous fiasco than that pimpernel of perfidy — and, of course, the long choo-choo train of persons he conspired with, including Adam Schiff and the Lawfare gang. I would love to see him unmasked in the ‘splainin’ seat, spilling the beans on the predication of this whole sordid affair. But it might be better to wait and hear from him in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to follow this impeachment circus, where his turpitudes can get the full attention they deserve, with indictments to follow.


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  1. Ishabaka January 20, 2020 at 10:02 am #

    Investigate Quid Pro Joe and Billion Dollar Biden Baby Hunter.
    No one is above the law.

    • draupnir January 20, 2020 at 11:17 am #

      There once was a stripper called Dallas,
      Who fell on Hunt Biden’s phallus.
      “Don’t worry,” she lied,
      “My tubes have been tied.”
      She’ll get child support from the palace.

      Really, who could be so stupid as to impregnate a stripper? Obviously, he is such a moron he shouldn’t be allowed to breed. I bet he gets that from his father’s side of the family. Perhaps he is routinely addled by booze and drug-fueled lust and so spoiled he can’t be bothered to consider consequences. I saw this limerick on another site and got a chuckle out of it. Daddy has been bailing him out of trouble most of his life, and he now feels so entitled, he can’t be bothered to take even rudimentary precautions.

      • BackRowHeckler January 20, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

        Draup

        A stripper, yes, but also a former college athlete and an aspirant to FBI employment. A long legged blond, a down home honey from Arkansas, a single mom alone in DC … a girl has to make living, so as far as being a stripper, all is forgiven. Who knows what Hunter told her, what promises were made? It reminds one of Eliot Roosevelt, TRs brother and Eleanor’s father, knocking up his German maid, Elsie Mann. Promises were made there, too, but not kept. This Hunter Biden chap didn’t own up to being the father of this little one, in fact has tried to escape responsibility, which makes him a cad in my estimation.

        Brh

        • draupnir January 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

          I’m sure she is more than a little clever. Clever girls don’t get knocked up unless they want to be. I’m sure promises and blandishments were given, but apparently she wasn’t young enough or so naive as to believe such things and took out a little insurance. This will put paid to her FBI aspirations. I’m sure she knew this. Instead of quietly having an abortion and going forward with her life plan, she chose to be delivered of a meal ticket. Good for her.

          • BackRowHeckler January 20, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

            Good points, Mr D.

            2 sides of every story, sometimes more than 2.

          • draupnir January 20, 2020 at 4:53 pm #

            I don’t fault her for this. Well played, Lunden Roberts. There is no doubt that Hunter Biden is a cad of the first water, and deserves whatever bad karma he has coming his way. I suspect the blandishments and promises were concerned with such things as introductions and access to preferment. You can’t compare this woman to some innocent little German housemaid from 100 years ago. She’s 27 years old and this is not her first rodeo. It’s true that a girl has to make a living, and strippers make a lot of money (most of it in cash), but stripping nearly nude for a room full of strange men requires a certain hardness of character.

            Now she’ll have the best of Hunter Biden; a child to love, and she’s got him by the short hairs for at least the next eighteen years. She won’t have to tolerate his presence and this will in no way interfere with future employment prospects or relationship opportunities.

    • elysianfield January 20, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

      No one is above the law.”

      Baka,
      …(Snort)…Would that such be the case….

    • fineline January 22, 2020 at 4:52 pm #

      lock the Bidens up, then, but dont forget about Ivanka who got Chinese trademarks granted by the President of China while she was sitting next to him in China at a state dinner. She flew there on the taxpayers dime with her daddy.

      How is that any different than what Hunter did?
      What about the Trump Hotel in DC? Are you blind to all this?

      Whatever Hunter or Ivanka did does not exonerateTrump from anything he did.

      Is the theory that if Hunter was getting 80 grand a month from the Ukranians in a no show job, then Trump is allowed toribe the Ukranians and sell trips to the White House.and steal the next election, too?

      • wolfbay January 23, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

        You’re on to something. Both parties are hopelessly corrupt. The sanctimonious Democrats however win the hypocrisy contest.

  2. shabbaranks January 20, 2020 at 10:05 am #

    Hey hey, ho ho, Quid Pro Joe has got to go! End this charade now.

  3. ellipsis January 20, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    Don’t know and don’t really care who’s going to “win” (if that’s appropriate terminology) this shameful little affair, but can’t wait for it to all explode in the press either way. One thing’s for sure with all things Trump, no events are small events, everything’s larger than life, and this one (and its aftermath) promises to be a barn burner in the absolute highest tradition of reality TV. Maybe Trump will even get to intone a theatrical “You’re fired!” to one or more of his Dem inquisitors sometime during the process? We can only hope.

    Mel Brooks summed it up best:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnF1OtP2Svk

  4. RaymondR January 20, 2020 at 10:20 am #

    Maybe it will end like when the Roman Senate impeached G. Julius Caesar?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hQAplIFHZpM

  5. SW January 20, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    Biden seems more mystified and dumbfounded in his Ukrainian responses than anything else — “why am I in trouble?! I’ve been doing stuff like this for years and nobody minded before!!” Hunter does seem a bit more worried but a few more drugs should take the edge off of that. So the Democrats just want to call their witnesses and block the Bidens from testifying? I want to hear from the two Ukrainian prosecutors, the one fired and the one that came after him to see where the Burisma investigation went and what was uncovered or covered up.

    I can understand Biden’s confusion concerning Beto — he’s highly forgettable.

    • Ron Anselmo January 20, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      On Beto, yes, highly forgettable, but much taller than most Latinos.

      • SW January 20, 2020 at 11:33 am #

        Except “O’Rourke” sounds suspiciously Irish to me. I watched the debate last week and the Democrats are in deep trouble. Bernie looks like he’s doing his best to put the lessons from anger management in practice, Amy and whatshisname from Indiana really don’t say much even though they talk a lot, Tom Steyer’s fixed stare is a little unsettling, and Joe is just trying to hold it together. And then there’s Elizabeth who’s becoming more brittle in her delivery with every appearance. No wonder they’re worried.

        • Goodwalkspoiled January 20, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

          The clown show hasn’t even started. Wait for Milwaukee. Nobody will have enough votes on the 1st ballot to secure the Democrats nomination. Fireworks will erupt on the 2nd and subsequent ballots. After that, the party implodes into muck-raking chaos. Riots in the streets, demonstrations, protests, etc. Bernie will have the Bolsheviks marching in force.

          • Daddyotis January 20, 2020 at 3:03 pm #

            Fine with me, as long as Bernie’s Bolsheviks are marching for revenge on one of the other dem donkeys. The Project Veritas piece was describing a leading member of BB essentially saying that they’re coming for Trump’s Deplorables and placing them in gulags for “re-education”.

            That’s the part they ought to take pause at and prayerfully and solemnly consider which faction own the vast majority of the guns in this country.

          • WayfaringStranger January 20, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

            I also feel nauseated thinking about Milwaukee. I have hopes it will not explode, but knowing people who are going to be there as I do, the nausea persists.
            Extremists, resentful people, and Deconstructionists can exist in a society without problems for a long time, even acting as a needed court jester voice that keeps more mundane people from excess complacency…until the shadow sides of those Nice People raise the scourge up and flail around, as they are now.
            As a former lefty/Democrat I’ve seen plenty of that shadow side over a few decades, it’s some scary shit. And definitely something to struggle with even in the best of times. Convinced of their own rightness, they do not yield, not a bit. People of weak character, with little to no self-awareness, and a need to “make a difference” and be special, well that’s a juggernaut to fear.

          • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:12 am #

            Nothing will happen. I was in a punk band for years and have spent plenty of time around Antifa types. Many are trust fund babies who couldn’t figure out a rental agreement, others are simply gamma males full of impotent rage.

            The only thing to worry about is where the system is taking us. If Trump’s predecessor takes the globalist/technocrat worldview, there is little to nothing you can do to stop what’s coming. You will just have to adapt.

        • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 8:55 am #

          Were you around for Beto E. Lee?

    • Majella January 21, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

      ‘ why am I in trouble?! I’ve been doing stuff like this for years and nobody minded before!!” ’

      That’s Himself’s defense too! Go figure…

      • RIB January 21, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

        I have a question for you Majella: Why would Trump “be in trouble ” since according to JHK (” Everyone seems to have forgotten that the US has a treaty with Ukraine on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters signed at Kiev on July 22, 1998. How, exactly, does that not apply to Mr. Trump’s conversation with Mr. Zelensky? ” ) Trump was acting according to a treaty that was ratified by the Senate?

        • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

          Ask her for evidence for the claim.

          That will go over well.

          • fineline January 21, 2020 at 7:23 pm #

            Nightowl, do you deliberately misinform yourself? Maybe so, but no need to misinform others.

            The Ukraine aid may have been released by september 30, but it was only released after Trump found out he had been caught using that aid to bribe Zelensky into helping fix the 2020 election.
            I hope you dont aske me to post the “concrete “evidence anymore. It is out there and overwhelming. Maybe you dont know where to look, or know where not to look, so you have plausible deniability so you can keep pretending that it did not happen.

            The democrats have presented that evidence. The evidence they cant seem to get their hands on is anything exculpatory.

            The White House wont offer any rebuttal evidence.

            Remember, NightOwl, that the same guy that says this whole thing is a hoax is the same guy that says climate change is a hoax, and the same guy who spent more than six years looking for a Kenyan birth certificate that did not exist. That did not matter to him, only that his supporters would believe it exists, the saps.

            Do you contemplate the fact that the same people who say this trial is unconstitutional are the same people that said counting the Florida vote in 2000 was unconstitutional..

            Do you have a clue what is going on? In the slightest?

          • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 7:39 am #

            Name the crime and provide concrete evidence for the crime.

            By all means, make your case in front of everyone.

        • cbills January 21, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

          He directly withheld the aid – ask Lev.

          • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

            Not a crime even if it had happened.

            The aid was released within the legally mandated timeframe. All on record.

            Try again.

          • cbills January 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

            Sept 9 the investigations begin. Sept 11 the aid is released. They are and bunch bullshit artists and ass coverers when they are not painting their own asses with their own bullshit. Dems have to option to impeach and Senate will sit in judgement. When the last member of this Explorer’s Club expires, hopefully someone will turn off the lights. These are the last gasps of a vestigial elite trying to retain minority power in the face of a rising majority. The only thing that most on this thread get is that no democracy has ever withstood such a shift. I prefer to hope that we will.

          • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 4:59 pm #

            I missed your sarcasm. My apologies. Too used to dealing with emoters.

  6. Epicur January 20, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    Interestingly, Radio Derb mentioned Klobuchar as a possible VP candidate, allowing the Dems to check the female box if Joe manages to stumble across the primary finish line in first.

    I checked her Wikipedia page and see a pretty plain vanilla liberal Dem except that her main claim to fame seems to be that the authored/sponsored more laws than anyone else. Oh goody! Lots and lots of meaningless, but expensive, laws – maybe a Great Society v2.0.

    If Uncle Joe does get the nod they need to nominate someone sane for #2 because his chances of being overcome by drooling seem high. Klobuchar beats Warren in that category hands down.

    As far as Hillary swooping in on leather wings, I can think of nothing else that would serve so well to motivate Trump’s “base”.

    • hmuller January 20, 2020 at 11:09 am #

      Hunter Biden and his fellow “board members” were just the public faces (puppets) for the globalists who seized control of Ukrainian natural resources.

      We should be asking questions about who are the real players behind the curtain. Have they staged coups and seized national resources in places other than the Ukraine? I would guess many times. What politicians have aided them and who has benefited from this globalist looting?

      The Democrats and Rhinos may regret kicking over this ant hill and seeing what scurries out.

      • abbybwood January 20, 2020 at 2:43 pm #

        Who are the real players behind the curtain? At the top?

        BIS. Bank of International Settlements. And they are completely untouchable in every way.

        • hmuller January 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm #

          I read the land on which the BIS sits in Basel Switzerland is some kind of foreign sovereign territory – off-limits to Swiss law enforcement unless the bank heads call for them. Too much privilege, too much abuse.

  7. messianicdruid January 20, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    It seems appropriate to review the Fall of the House of Usher today to celebrate Poe’s birthday.

    • elysianfield January 20, 2020 at 2:57 pm #

      It seems appropriate to review the Fall of the House of Usher today to celebrate Poe’s birthday.

      druid,
      Excellent. As I recall, rats were featured prominently in the final pages of the story….

      • messianicdruid January 20, 2020 at 9:21 pm #

        The gloominess of the tale has strangely cheered me a bit. I see Shiff and Nadler now as Ushers rather than managers.

  8. malthuss January 20, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    HOLIDAY–MLK DAY

  9. newworld January 20, 2020 at 10:42 am #

    The Senate sits atop the Swamp, presidents come and go with the silverware, house members if they get out of line go to prison but Senators never get investigated.

    The foreign aid racketeering is not seen as corruption, nor is the grifting off the globalist looting of America, these are seen as entitlements to the Swamp. Nothing creates “Bitter Clingers” more than entitlements, so imagine the angst amongst the Uniparty in DC.

    • shotho January 20, 2020 at 11:14 am #

      Yes, the real scandal in the declining fortunes of our country is the financial one; follow the money, right? The Dems love the welfare state and Repubs the warfare one, but neither opposes the other on spending for whatever. The grifters from all over the world have been picking us clean for ages and both parties fatten on it. The hope is that it’s all a matter of time.

  10. neon sky January 20, 2020 at 10:54 am #

    I wonder if the National Archives will change the results of the Impeachment, if it doesn’t turn out the way they want? Why not?

  11. Ron Anselmo January 20, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    Yep, “the call” was about corruption and Democratic meddling in the 2016 election. The Bidens’ names just happened to come up, not because they are future political rivals, but because they are synonymous.

    Another interesting coincidence is that Biden, Pelosi, Kerry & Romney (RINO Romney), all have kids mired in the Ukrainian money-laundering operation.

    I should have marked all my tax dollars, and then when Obama sent over $7 billion in aid, I’ll bet a few marked bills would have come back in Hunter Biden’s pocket, clean as could be, then ending up in some stripper’s garter belt, maybe the mother of Joe’s latest grandchild, on one of Hunter’s coke-fueled binges.

    You gotta’ love the character of the governing class. Really.

  12. Cavepainter January 20, 2020 at 11:06 am #

    The psyche of most defaults away from explanation of natural phenomena or history that can’t be understood as a “shaggy god story”.

    That is, there’s compulsive groping toward explanations in the binary of absolute “good and evil”. Essentially, emotional hysteria tends to prevail over intellectual objectivity.

    Currently, this is evident in the “Never Trump resistance” and the debate over global warming; Trump is the binary embodiment of “absolute evil” requiring “exorcism”.

    Likewise; global warming — though negligibly affected by human activity — must be excised by acetic abstinence from use of fossil fuels and monkish vegan diet.

    Whatever the outcome, survivors will monumentalize it as good vanquishing evil (“History is written by the victor”)

    • WayfaringStranger January 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm #

      I say. One paints one’s cave with a fire-hose of condescension, doesn’t one.

  13. Walter B January 20, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    It is all bullshit and bad theater and less entertaining than watching frozen pork chops sitting on the kitchen counter slowly defrost. In the end the D’s will vote D and the R’s will vote R and those in between will either sit home or probably give the GG of G a sympathy vote for all of the abuse he has taken. It is a sad and pathetic joke played to an audience of programmed consumers of mass quantities that are incapable anyway of making intelligent choice for one good reason or another. The only result that makes any sense to me is that Mr. Trump gets another four years so that he can preside over the bankruptcy of the nation that is long overdue and truly unavoidable. Our system needs a thorough and large scale colonic and he’s probably the best man to apply it.

  14. sprawlcapital January 20, 2020 at 11:23 am #

    Two modestly amusing anecotes:

    We had a mouse problem at our house, so we adopted a cat . His shelter name was Rutabaga, apparently based on his orange and gray coloration. I was going to rename him Hunter, in hopes he would be a vicious hunter of mice, but gave up that idea when I realized that’s Joe Biden’s son’s name. So we named our new kitty Henry, after a ruthless king of England. We have not seen a mouse since Henry joined our family. They have either left the house or are in hiding.

    Now about the term “lawfare”. Until recently I thought it was a sarcastic reference to attorneys who are supported by the taxpayers, a play on the word “welfare”. In fact it is based on “warfare”, and means using the law to defeat enemies. It is an actual organization with an elaborate website.

    • malthuss January 20, 2020 at 1:23 pm #

      I had or have a silverfish problem…over 100 a year spotted.
      I tried a fumigator…..now cinnamon seems to be working.

      • sprawlcapital January 21, 2020 at 12:08 am #

        Good to hear that, Malthuss. often the best remedies are natural ones.

      • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 2:07 am #

        Your comrades came to visit. Apparently they’re attracted to certain smell. Your smell.

      • sophia January 22, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

        Try diatomacious earth.

  15. teddyboy46 January 20, 2020 at 11:23 am #

    JHK truly has the treasure of our tongue. I like the words he uses and the way he puts them together.

  16. capt spaulding January 20, 2020 at 11:23 am #

    There’s enough room in the garbage disposal for the Biden family, and the Trump family at the same time. How to accommodate the rest of the Congress is problematic. Maybe a dump truck with a front scoop like the crowd control vehicles in Soylent Green.

    • hmuller January 20, 2020 at 11:28 am #

      If these reprocessed politicians turn up at the supermarket, I would hope it’s in the dog food aisle. I just can’t stomach them any more.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 20, 2020 at 11:35 am #

      Agreed. Watching people emotionally pick sides in this fiasco is fascinating. I try to remain fascinated by watching them because it masks the abjuct fear that would otherwise overwhelm me.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 20, 2020 at 11:39 am #

        Abjuct = abject

      • abbybwood January 20, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

        And to think, we are PAYING them well for all of this.

    • JohnAZ January 20, 2020 at 11:38 am #

      If you processed them into Soylent Green, they would give you food poisoning. Recall!

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:06 am #

      “They’re all the same.”

      Really?

      Any update on all of those Trump “crimes” you have repeatedly claim exist?

      Satiate us, Captain.

      • capt spaulding January 21, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

        Too many to count. You’ll have to satiate yourself, however you do that.

        • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 7:40 am #

          Name just one.

          Satiate us, Captain.

          • capt spaulding January 22, 2020 at 7:56 pm #

            That’s your job. Of course you’ll be restricted to the same type of rules that now prevail in the senate. No witness testimony, no subpoena of papers, etc. I suppose I could submit the same type of proof that Trump did regarding Obama’s place of birth, which was nothing, but on second thought, maybe you should jump through your own hoops for awhile.

          • Nightowl January 23, 2020 at 4:00 am #

            You claimed Trump committed a crime.

            What crime and where is your hard evidence?

            Don’t run away from us again.

          • capt spaulding January 23, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

            Hoops.

  17. TiredOfTheTreadmill January 20, 2020 at 11:32 am #

    I’ve never watched a so-called reality TV show. I’m not watching, or reading about, this one either. Don’t care. All that will matter is the outcome, and it really likely won’t matter one bit to our everyday lives.

    Corruption is running rampant throught the system at every level and across the board. From small non-profits, to mega churches, to small government boards, to state, then federal governments, and up to multi-national corporations, corruption is a given. It has become so normalized it’s just considered business as usual and not even noticed by the masses during their daily hustle to stay afloat. What, if anything, does the impeachment matter within this context? Just one more day in the shitshow is all.

    Now, the Fed dumping hundreds of billions of dollars into bailouts the past few months is an indicator of of something that could have very serious consequences for peoples’ everyday life. I wll pay attention to that situation. The impeachment? It’s a nothingburger aimed at diverting energy. For those who care: enjoy every detail that fits your confirmation bias and hate every detail that doesn’t. I’ll go for a hike instead.

    • lateStarter January 20, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

      And it is not limited to the US. Globally, people are starting to say enough is enough. Check out Beirut. As long as some of the benefits trickeled down, the masses put up with the corruption. Now that it isn’t, all bets are off. It doesn’t help the cause of the elite raiders that they aren’t even try to hide it anymore.

      • BackRowHeckler January 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

        Events in Lebanon remain largely ‘under the radar’.

        Serious civil disobedience and street disturbances occurring in Lebanon almost on a daily basis.

  18. snagglepuss January 20, 2020 at 11:33 am #

    ‘The impeachment witness question also redounds upon the fabled “whistleblower,” that Jacob Marley of the impeachment Christmas story, rattling his chains off-stage and wailing of cosmic injustice against the poor Ukrainians’

    I doubt he would be available to testify as he would inevitably suffer the same fate as Seth Rich.

    • JohnAZ January 20, 2020 at 11:36 am #

      And 41 other suspected cases.

      • hmuller January 20, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

        I hear Hillary has a coupon book. 9 hits and the tenth is free.

        • fugeguy January 20, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

          Yea and she’s working on her 15th freebie.

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:53 pm #

      He is Adam Schiff.

  19. JohnAZ January 20, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    JHK mentioned a mutual treaty with Ukraine on investigating corruption in 1998, then all the brouhaha about the Zelensky call is utter BS. If the Senate approved that treaty, they have not other option but to acquit.

    If true, the Democrats have just shown what a bunch of dumb folks they really are and do not deserve political office any more.

    • abbybwood January 20, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

      They just hope we are not paying attention.

      I would love to see Adam Schiff lose his race in the primary.

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:52 pm #

      It was utter BS when the man on the other end of the line, Zelensky himself, said on 2 seperate occasions that there was nothing inappropriate and that there was no pressure whatsoever placed on him.

      Or when the Dems “star witnesses” were forced to admit they had no knowledge of any crime and that they had no first-hand knowledge of the call whatsoever.

      Or when it was demonstrated that the aid was released within the time window.

      This goes beyond low intelligence.

  20. scoubidou123 January 20, 2020 at 11:55 am #

    Mr. Kunstler, you speak of the end of the american Democratic Party, but really it’s the entire western world that is undergoing such rapid fundamental economic, cultural and demographic changes that the established political order is creaking, groaning and threatening to be ripped apart. The old left/right paradigm is now pretty much irrelevant. Brexit split both the labour and conservative parties. The working class is now voting to the right, despised by ‘progressives’. The idea of race blindness now infuriates most of the left.

    After decades if not centuries of democrat/republican, labour/conservative, socialistes/RPR, socialist/christian democrats, the status quo has become unbearable to a growing fraction of the electorate. Almost all established political parties are threatening to come apart or be tossed aside by new political parties, either radical left or populist right.

    Sure, american democrats have to juggle with their woke intersectional SJW wing, their don’t upset the economic apple cart Wall Street donors wing and their deep state, interventionist wing. But the Republicans have as many conflicts between the Trump populists, the Never Trump respectable traditional conservatives, the job-offshoring global economy devotees, the evangelicals, the american military hegemony wing. Trump is impeached, loses or leaves, in 2020 or 2024. Then what? What does the Trump base do?

    • volodya January 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

      What does the Trump base do? Excellent question. What Trump’s election showed us is that there’s nothing the matter with Kansas, that the Trump base voted its interests.

      The question I think rests on whether there’s another political entrepreneur like Trump that can spot the opening that Trump spotted. That could be the start (or the continuation) of a party that looks after fly-over (or Deplorable) interests.

      The thing is this, there’s a faction of the Democrat vote (ie the people that supported Bernie) that has got the same economic interests as the Trump Deplorable. Which direction will they go?

      • Majella January 21, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

        V, the polls (reliability unknown) show Sanders is picking up most of those frustrated 2016 followers. Despite all the bravado hereabouts re: Himself getting another term in November, he’s going to be crushed, back to his 42% ‘base’, which will be a landslide defeat. This Senate Trial farce will not do him any good with those who can see him for what he is.

        • benr January 22, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

          Bolshevik Bernie is 80 and unlikeable even the DNC does not like the guy.
          He won’t get the nomination and the other equally odious candidate School marm lizzie is equally disliked.

          • sophia January 23, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

            This business of having most of the candidates in their mid to late 70s and people taking them seriously is, to my mind, a part of the current insanity of the populace.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm #

            The DNC not liking him is a Badge of Honour. To piss Hillary off enough for her to say such as stupid thing as ‘nobody likes him’ when he’s leading the polls – both in the primaries and the head-to-head generals – shows just how ludicrous that sort of shit-talking is. She needs to qualify it with ‘nobody I KNOW likes him’.

    • messianicdruid January 20, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

      Learn to prosper some where very cold ?

    • akmofo January 20, 2020 at 7:40 pm #

      @scoubidou123

      It’s the end of the American Democratic Party and the established commie political class in as far as they identify as, and behave as, Commies.

      You should be incredibly optimistic about the emerging conservative-nationalist-evangelical movement that is emerging in the US, and around the world.

      The current Western cultural malaise is the primary result of Vatican commie indoctrination that espouses the satanic belief that man is primarily a rational creature, with no need for YeHeVeH. This led to the staged and scripted, Vatican sponsored lie of Darwinism/Evolution and Uniformitarianism, resulting in the genocidal and Orwellian horrors of Vatican commie/nazi political/social engineering.

      Cultural Marxism with its satanic and nihilistic underpinning resulted in the Western world experiencing the horrific decline of the family and all other institutions, along with basic morality and ethics.

      You best learn these lessons and apply yourself to the Hebrew TaNaKh, instead of Vatican spawned and sponsored Marxism. Learn to be in the character of YeHeVeH and walk in the path illuminated by YeHeVeH. It will save your soul and your country from the DARKNESS that is the VATICAN.

      • akmofo January 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

        VIRGINIA TECH MRI BRAIN STUDY IMPLIES POLITICAL ORIENTATION MAY BE GENETIC

        https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/the-yuck-factor/580465/

        The brains of Commie Satanists and those of Conservatives are simply wired differently and thus their brain reactions are different. This “wiring” may very well be genetic, and therefore leads to the inevitable conclusion that genetics precedes culture which precedes politics. That is, genetics dictates culture and therefore politics.

        These are VERY scary findings, which mean that the Vatican spawned and sponsored illegal mass infiltration of Latin American Catholic Commies into the US, may very well be the Vatican machination that finally kills AMERICA, its Constitution, and the Enlightenment Movement as a whole.

        • malthuss January 21, 2020 at 1:03 am #

          yawn…more zionist supremacy.

          • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 1:37 am #

            What isn’t?

      • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

        The Greek and Latin translations of the Bible are older than the newer Hebrew ones – which changed much in order to invalidate Christ. We are the Heirs of the Prophets, not the Talmudists.

        • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

          The copies are all approximately of the same age, but only a daft propagandized Roman stooge would believe that a translation of the Hebrew is equal to or even superior to the original Hebrew. I’ve looked at your translations, they are all fugazi, full of wrong assumptions, wrong inexact wording and phrasing, empty of life, empty of deep knowledge, empty of word plays, empty of allusions, empty of artistry and majesty, empty of truth.

          You cannot even imagine how dull and shabby your translations are compared to the original Hebrew. Every character in the Hebrew alphabet has a meaning and thus provides a meaning to word that is made up of these characters. You have no clue to this world and the story that it tells, and what words really mean. All you have in your corrupt languages is a hollow Greek abstraction devoid of real concrete meaning and real understanding.

          You are a clueless Roman Satanist provocateur, and that’s why you worships man as God, like your fellow Vatican Commies/Nazis.

      • scoubidou123 January 23, 2020 at 9:02 pm #

        I have no idea where you got the idea of pure rationalist commie catholicism. From St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, catholic tradition has always held that Faith purifies Reason, and Reason purifies Faith (read Pope Benedict Regensburg address). Yeah, the current pope seems to be one mean SJW but he is out of whack with catholic tradition.

        The Vatican condemned Nazism, communism, and fascism, as well as the excesses of greedy capitalism. I encourage you to read the encyclicals dealing with these issues, respectively, Mit brennender Sorge, Divini Redemptoris, Non abbiamo bisogno, and Rerum Novarum

        • scoubidou123 January 24, 2020 at 9:15 am #

          If only the world had listened to the advice of the catholic church, the 20th century would have been incomparably better

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:00 am #

      Correct. Brexit, Trump, etc. represent a rejection of the globalist worldview, which is directly tied to neoliberalism/conservatism.

      You are a smart cookie.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:25 pm #

      Well said. Who cares about “the Parties” when Disaster is nigh? They are One in any case – above the Capstone. On the dollar bill, it’s separated from the rest of the Pyramid for a reason. They See but are not Seen.

  21. volodya January 20, 2020 at 11:55 am #

    For now the various organs and body parts of the Democratic Party move and function after a fashion, even if its faculties have tailed off of late. This is manifest not only in the speech and behavior of its leading politician, this Joseph Biden, a man in evident decline, but also in the collective conduct and thinking of the organization he belongs to. 

    It’s a simple thing really, entropy affects not only inanimate bodies but also those that walk and talk, not only individuals going through a process of advancing decrepitude, but also human organizations. This is what’s happening to the Democrats. 

    The process of disaggregation affects the Democrats in how information about the world is perceived, how it’s processed, and what actions result. Its leadership can’t tell the truth because they no longer knows what the truth is, fact and fiction blurring together, the time-honored practice of deceit having degenerated into self-deceit. 

    The same goes for the misguided people that vote for it, that vociferously support it, that contribute financially. They con themselves into thinking that they’re really a force for good, and for “progress”, that they have the best interests of the country at heart even when facts point to the contrary.

    It’s not just money and time wasting nonsense like this Russian collusion saga. Liz Warren went around for years telling people she’s an Indian, maybe even believing it herself. Then she tells another howler, saying she got turfed from a job for being preggers. In the last electoral dust-up, in their collective enfeeblement, the Democrats nominated Hillary, not having anyone better by the looks of it, in itself a symptom of institutional senility, a candidate that never answered a question in her life, lawyering responses to even simple queries into ever widening ellipses bearing no relation to either the question never mind what simple mule-skinners like me would reckon is the honest truth. And they were stunned when she lost. Anybody with their wits about them shouldn’t have been. 

    Dealing with objective reality is a survival mechanism, any self-perpetuating organism wanting to make it to tomorrow, to next week, to next month or next year having to deal with the cold, hard world. And the Democrats long-ago lost sight of this, most recently taking refuge in fantastical realms of collusion and hackers and Ukrainians and who knows what. 

    Maybe this is a long way of saying the Democrats are outta their fuckin’ minds. Well, they are and have been for a long while. They’re goin’ bye-bye, the undertaker Mitch McConnell directing the proceedings, the pall-bearers Trump and the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates. 

    Just imagine another Trump win this November. There’s a better than even chance of it IMO, the Democrats fully deserving the outcome. Yet another loss to Trump would be a shock to the Democratic faithful akin to the sack of Rome in 410. Other things took the place of Rome. What takes the place of the Democrats is the question. Something will. 

    • venuspluto67 January 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm #

      Some people on social media are saying that Biden comes off the way he does because he has had to overcome a stuttering problem. This may explain why he has had a lifelong pattern of inelegant speech, but it really doesn’t explain his more head-scratching utterances of late, which you didn’t hear him making ten years ago.

    • Goodwalkspoiled January 20, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

      re “Hillary…a symptom of institutional senility, a candidate that never answered a question in her life, lawyering responses to even simple queries into ever widening ellipses bearing no relation to either the question never mind what simple mule-skinners like me would reckon is the honest truth. And they were stunned when she lost. Anybody with their wits about them shouldn’t have been.”

      Yes, but we were stunned, indeed. Because after Obama won twice, most everyone thought the delusional majority had taken root, and would vote Hillary right into the White House. After all, the polls had her up by 10 points. But we, the deplorables, stepped into the breach, to discover early Wednesday morning that the media’s calculus was all wrong once again. It was a shocker.

      The media is a very potent force because they control the lefty agenda, hate the GGG, and will stop at nothing to give him the bum’s rush.

    • abbybwood January 20, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      My all time favorite Hillary lie was when she finally faced the press with her email scandal and someone asked, “Did you clean your server?” And Hillary smiled and said, “Do you mean, like with a cloth??”

      • malthuss January 21, 2020 at 1:03 am #

        is a question a lie?

        • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 2:00 am #

          Are you?

        • Epicur January 21, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

          “When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” Yevtushenko

          One can say the same for an evasion as for silence.

      • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 3:57 am #

        One of my favs, too. Particularly as it employs her classic trope that anyone who doesn’t believe her is a dreaded “conspiracy theorist.”

        A theorist in the employ of that vast network of covert Russian operatives working under the all-seeing Red Eye of Dark Lord Putin.

  22. volodya January 20, 2020 at 11:59 am #

    Typo:

    because they no longer *knows* what the truth is

    should be

    because they no longer *know* what the truth is

  23. venuspluto67 January 20, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    Bernie Sanders looked to be coming on strong in recent weeks, until Project Veritas caught some of his field managers threatening to burn down Milwaukee if he was deprived of the nomination and then proceed with a national insurrection. Was that a true colors moment? Voters have a right to wonder if Bernie is piloting a garbage barge of old-time Bolshevism, complete with the requisite reign of terror.

    “Project Veritas” is James O’Keefe’s ratfucker operation that he started up right after Andrew Breitbart had to let him go for trying to set up and embarrass a female reporter from CNN in some ill-conceived stunt/prank/whatever. I would agree that the Sanders campaign should probably do a better job of vetting its campaign-workers. But if you think that a notorious Republican sleazebag getting one mentally unstable person he dug up to mouth off in front of a running camera amounts to some kind of Earth-shaking “expose”, then maybe it’s about time you just admit you’re pretty much a Republican now (even if you don’t especially like the “Golden Golem of Greatness”).

    • malthuss January 20, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

      ANTIFA, babe, ANTIFA.

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 3:49 am #

      Looks to me like they send in an undercover reporter and simply film the responses of those they interview.

      I guess that qualifies as “ratfucking” in clown world.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm #

      Real Journalism is the Enemy, right? You’re a clown. Sanders has vicious Communists in his Camp. The idea of letting these people anywhere near power is madness.

  24. capt spaulding January 20, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

    My guess is that the Democratic Party will nominate Biden over Bernie just like they did last time. They still have their “Super Delegates”, and will use them same as they did last time. Time will tell, but I’ll bet I’m right. Crooked Joe is the anointed one this time around.

    • hmuller January 20, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

      That should make for some legendary debates. Trump will talk about how wonderful he is. Biden will ask “who am I, where am I, where’s my dessert pudding?”

    • elysianfield January 20, 2020 at 7:19 pm #

      “I’ll bet I’m right.”

      Captain,
      I’d take that bet.

      “Give me ‘Crooked Hillary’ for 100, Bob…”

      • capt spaulding January 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm #

        I think it would be insane of them to try, but given that we live on Bizzaro Earth, I won’t take that particular bet.

  25. Goodwalkspoiled January 20, 2020 at 12:56 pm #

    “And, naturally, the witness question beats a path directly to the Bidens. Open that door and there is really nothing on God’s green earth that will keep Hunter B out of the witness chair.”

    If subpoenas for witnesses materialized, Hunter would be conveniently out of the country where he cannot be served…”Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya, Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama.”

    • hmuller January 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm #

      I think I hear The Biden boys singing,

      Let’s take a boat to Bermuda
      Let’s take a plane to Saint Paul.
      Let’s take a kayak to Quincy or Nyack,
      Let’s get away from it all.

      Let’s take a trip in a trailer
      No need to come back at all.
      Let’s take a powder to Boston for chowder,
      Let’s get away from it all.

  26. mow January 20, 2020 at 12:57 pm #

    Where does Bloomberg figure in with all of this , if anything ?

  27. malthuss January 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

    Q, are you still checkin in?

  28. volodya January 20, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

    I’ll bet Q is still checkin in. What about Ozone? Anybody know anything?

    • BackRowHeckler January 20, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

      Ozone is good, laying low in his homestead in the western Massachussets hills.

      I tried to draw Q out with a few posts about noted boxer, heavyweight contender and Jersey City favorite Two Ton Tony Galento. Q was a hanger around in pool halls in his younger days, in Jersey, (so he told us) and I figured he may have met Two Ton Tony and maybe knew him personally. The fact that Q didn’t chime in gives cause to worry a little.

      Brh

      • volodya January 20, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

        Glad to hear Ozone is ok. If you talk to him say hi. I wonder what’s happening with Q though. Maybe he wasn’t a boxing fan.

      • malthuss January 20, 2020 at 4:56 pm #

        When a guy, age 83 or so died, his sister [who had access to his emails] emailed me. Thats how I learned.

      • stelmosfire January 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

        Hey Backrow, are you still headed North Wed. to see the Swami?

        • BackRowHeckler January 20, 2020 at 7:47 pm #

          Yeah I am RIP. Gotta have these women in Westfield by 11:00 am. After that I got till about 5:00 pm when their session ends.

          Let me know if you’ll be around, name a place to meet for coffee or something and I’ll find it. That’d be great.

          Just post it on this board and I’ll find it.

          Brh

          • stelmosfire January 20, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

            Are they going to the north side or south side of town for the meeting?

          • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 11:54 am #

            Rip

            Large office building on Rte 10, couple hundred yards south of MacDonalds, same side of street. Behind parking lot is B&M RR repair depot.

            Brh

          • stelmosfire January 21, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

            That’s the old envelope factory. I’ll swing by about noon in the ‘Burban.

          • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

            Looking forward to it

            94 W elm

          • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

            Listen to the way these two Alpha White Males talk. They know they are better than everyone else. The “burban”! What is some guy in a turban supposed to think about that?

            Who cares! White guys in cardigans, windbreakers, and Hawaiian shirts must rule again. No penny loafers this time. Sorry Dick. If you can’t walk on the beach in your bare feet or drink beer out of a bottle, you have no right to rule.

          • stelmosfire January 21, 2020 at 2:18 pm #

            Hey Vlad. Swing on by. The only guy I have seen in a turban recently is a local Doctor. He wears a black one. I think he is a Sikh. He drives a Honda Civic and way too fast in my opinion.

  29. axisboldaslove January 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm #

    Forget those front runners- let’s start talking about Andrew Yang. His support is growing and a wide spectrum of people LIKE Yang. Make America Think Harder- what a great motto! Smart, energetic, a man with ideas that are good and can unite Americans. There’s someone we can get behind and make some positive changes in this very ill nation of ours!

    • abbybwood January 20, 2020 at 3:27 pm #

      I read yesterday where the new Democrat rules state that even if a candidate only gets ONE delegate from the upcoming caucus elections then he/she will be allowed in the next debate.

      I think we will definitely see Tulsi Gabbard again. Not sure about Yang.

    • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 2:17 am #

      And NumbersUSA says Andrew Yang is one of the only candidates who would reduce the number of worker visas issued. Even DJT does not want to do that.

    • malthuss January 21, 2020 at 9:06 am #

      The Yellow folks of san fran voted Chesa B in.
      Yang is up the yinyang.

    • Majella January 23, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

      Sanders/Yang 2020

  30. wm5135 January 20, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

    The Dem’s ace in the hole is the Rs already have their clown selected.

    Waiting for the “Strategic Deterrence” plan to reach the global stage. The Dems may be the most corrupt, debateable, but the race for supreme idiocy is a dead heat. Ole Joe may be on tape but there are two more cut from the same cloth openly declaring they are assasins on the world stage.
    “You can’t fix stupid” Ron White

    November 2020 will be a race to the bottom, and YOU will lose.

    Someone in your family needs healthcare they will not receive, but we have 300 million to spend in Ukraine for military assistance. This in a bill signed by The American in Chief, yes the one with the veto power. The combed back ring leader of The Greatest Show Ever. Lest we forget the $738 billion for the greatest military in history was a budget increased under the supervision of The AIPAC man of the hour.

    Pumping non existent dollars into the economy to inflate the DOW. Buy an poor kid breakfast? not on a cold day in hell.

    Need health insurance? (insurance not care) we have a nice little program with mandates, penalties and mapped in inflation ready to roll. A direct subsidy to the insurance and medical mob and not enough votes to do anything about it. Corruption? We just can’t afford to stop this, I’m campaigning for re-election.

    Blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other.

    NEVER give a nation of patriots an even break.

    Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about. Mark Twain

    Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it. Mark Twain

    A liar a thief and an idiot are in a bar…. there’s no place like home.

    • Epicur January 21, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

      “Need health insurance? (insurance not care) we have a nice little program with mandates, penalties and mapped in inflation ready to roll.”

      I’d lay odds that Trump will come out with an offer for a comprehensive health plan by the time of the Republican convention. Not because he is such a great altruist, but because that’s the way the wind is blowing.

      • Majella January 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

        Highly likely he will have an OFFER of a comprehensive healthcare plan, but it’s unlikely to be any sort of improvement on the current clusterfu*k of a system or cost less. Access to ‘insurance’ is a guaranteed way to pay premiums, but it’s certainly NOT a guaranteed way to access the care you need.

  31. Pucker January 20, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

    This Impeachment Farce Show Trial is not an aberration; It’s become the Left’s Standard Operating Procedure….

    It appears that basically using a twisted and perverted logic of authoritarian “Empowerment” the feminists on US college and university campuses are literally driving people MAD? According to this perverted logic, anything that gives Power to Women is Good and Justified. While the word “Empowerment” has an appealing Ring to It, in practice the authoritarian neo-Com..,munism means debasing and gutting institutions fundamental to Western Civilization, such as Free Speech, an Open Society, dispassionate academic inquiry in which people have to argue both sides of an issue rather than just raw advocacy and shutting down Free Speech. Also under attack is Due Process as ideologues press charges against defendants in target groups (“Oppressive White Males”) even though the accusers lack evidence or know that the individual Defendant is innocent. They’ll also throw out facts to justify a political narrative such as the Michael Brown “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot! narrative. It might not be possible to deal with such dangerous, crazy people who just want to savor the sadistic “Pleasures of Coercion”. The college campuses are literally churning out sick people with poisoned minds. How would you like to be falsely accused of “Rape” by a crazy bunch of people and a judge and jury that literally doesn’t give a shit whether you did it or not simply because pillorying you gives them power and a platform and money and makes them feel good? Sick….

    “ The ideological and authoritarian logic reaches its starkest in “anti-feminist intellectual harassment.” Under this concept, dissent from or criticism of feminist doctrine constitutes an actionable offense and proceedings used to silence the “harasser”: “Anti-feminist intellectual harassment . . . occurs . . . when any policy, action, statement, and/or behavior creates an environment in which the appropriate application of feminist theories or methodologies to research, scholarship, and teaching is devalued, discouraged, or altogether thwarted.” Patai calls this “perilously close to an open declaration to the effect that no criticism of feminism and feminists shall be tolerated.”168 But it is difficult to see how it is anything less than precisely such a declaration. According to attorney Hans Bader, “Perfectly civil, non-vulgar students have been subjected to disciplinary proceedings for sexual and racial harassment, in violation of the First Amendment, merely for expressing commonplace opinions about sexual and racial issues, like criticizing feminism.”169 The accused are then indeed treated like a disgraced party member in Maoist China, subject to ordeals of self-denunciation and re-education: . . . the offending party is brought to the point where he agrees to spend time learning about, and even leading, activities related to women at the college. He also undertakes . . . to write a letter of apology to the student, expressing his esteem for her abilities and detailing what he has learned from his training. The trainer suggests that this letter (to be submitted first to the trainer for “review”) also be approved by the department chair and the university’s EEO [Equal Employment Opportunity, a federally funded entity] office.170“

    Stephen Baskerville
    The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power

    • ellipsis January 21, 2020 at 11:14 am #

      Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 10, Ep 1, “Happy New Year”: Wherein our hero, an eccentric, rich, elderly, balding, Hollywood lefty Jew (Mr K’s alter ego?), albeit of it a particularly misanthropic bent, opportunistically discovers that wearing a MAGA hat deters similarly lefty but irritating acquaintances of his when the situation demands. Hilarity ensues. Through a similarly fortuitous string of circumstances our irritating, but mostly likable curmudgeon/hero is #metoo-ed after two fateful encounters with innocent damsels in obvious distress before meeting up with and fucking his ex-wife (now married to his best friend Ted Danson) and then blowing it once again with an ill-considered remark, some extremely ill-placed Talcum powder, and an untimely visit to the emergency room. Art imitates life, which imitates art, and so it goes.

  32. tucsonspur January 20, 2020 at 7:37 pm #

    For those who like odds making, the Vegas makers now put Trump at -145 to win in November.

    What could that title of Michelle’s book, “Becoming”, really mean?

    Right now the Dems have been invaginated by impeachment, and are being fucked like a flirting floozy. Without any apparent limits to their depravity, who knows what diabolical deeds await us.

    Of course there’s still the economy, the Middle East, and maybe some scandals still simmering below the surface ready to pop up.

    Figuring the unknowns and intangibles, I put Trump at -110.

    • Majella January 20, 2020 at 8:30 pm #

      “Figuring the unknowns and intangibles…”

      That’s quite a feat, tucsonspur.

      “Of course there’s still the economy, the Middle East, and maybe some scandals still simmering below the surface ready to pop up.”

      Scandals? It seems like the whole American electorate has an auto-immune-like response to scandals.

      Certainly, the RWNJ branch cannot detect the stink under its very nose with Himself but calls out Warren as ‘a liar’, like it actually matters to them.

      • tucsonspur January 21, 2020 at 1:56 am #

        It’s easy. U for unknown, I for intangible, then you solve the linear system after solving the higher order partial differentials. Some equations will be ‘inconsistent’, with no solution. We want the ‘consistent’ ones, having a solution. Forget those with infinite solutions. Boggles the brain.

        Warren reminds me of a school marm, or a mom handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the kiddies. Or a girl scout cheer leader, with a flouncy and jouncy androgyny.

      • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 3:45 am #

        Maj *feels* the crimes now.

        So many emotions.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm #

          Women are never wrong because they shift to the winning side or point of view as defeat becomes evident – and then forget they ever believed anything different.

          Maj is a classic of this way of (non)being.

        • Majella January 21, 2020 at 9:09 pm #

          *zzzzzzzzzzz*

          • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 7:41 am #

            Translation: “I have nothing.”

            LOL.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 2:01 am #

            Clearly, your genius is very stable. You have many other things in common with Himself, too.

          • Nightowl January 23, 2020 at 3:56 am #

            Speaking of mental stability. Any evidence for us yet?

            You could end the torment so easily, yet you return each day with nothing.

            Ponder that.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 4:52 pm #

            Once again, you seem to think I give a sh*t what you think. Get a new schtick…

    • malthuss January 21, 2020 at 1:00 am #

      trans? I dont think so. Poor Joan Rivers.

    • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 2:02 am #

      I think the Democrats still have an uphill battle. They are out of touch with most people. But they have all of the really big, entrenched, monied interests on their side. Their windows and opportunities for big mistakes are more wide open than for Trump believe it or not though. He is a known commodity. They still have something to prove. Plus the revenge factor hasn’t kicked in yet? He relishes it they say. Perhaps his expanding legal team is his opening shot? They will put him in a now or never moment. They can’t help themselves. I only hope his reaction totally confounds them and keeps them stuck on stupid.

  33. Anon1970 January 20, 2020 at 8:59 pm #

    “Everyone seems to have forgotten that the US has a treaty with Ukraine on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters signed at Kiev on July 22, 1998.”

    Did the treaty give the US the right to help overthrow an elected Ukrainian government that the Assistant Secretary of State for East European Affairs did not like? I doubt it. But as far as I know, no American official operating in that part of the world was punished. Neither Democrats nor Republicans considered the issue important enough to rock the boat.

    • messianicdruid January 20, 2020 at 9:40 pm #

      Supposedly treaties take precedence over the Constitution, so a simple reading of its provisions to work together to investigate corruption would end debate.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

      Yes, we have a Treaty with Canada of mutual defense in case of civil unrest. In other words, if “our boys” are over fighting in the Middle East, Canadian Troops can come in and put down Patriots trying win back America.

      It’s a natural result of Globalism and we will see much more of this.

    • RIB January 21, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

      A careful reading of the treaty will show you are mixing apples, oranges and metaphors

  34. KappaJoe January 20, 2020 at 10:31 pm #

    The Dems are like a piker putting their last chips on one final spin of the wheel. But there is a logic to it:

    Do our backers (donors, media/entertainment/academic elite, etc) want Trump to not have a second term?

    Do our backers (donors, media/entertainment/academic elite, etc) REALLY want Trump to not have a second term?

    If yes, then any lie, misrepresentation, manipulation, or subterfuge will be accepted and repeated ad nauseam to make this happen.

    Also, the Dem screeching for new witnesses is simply a convenient bridge to a second impeachment once this one predictably fails, especially if they don’t get all their witnesses – “See, there’s even more (imagined) crimes when need to press that the Republican held Senate denied.”

    They’ll do a second impeachment in any event; they won’t be able to help themselves – “See, Trump is so bad that he’s the only president in history that’s ever been (falsely) impeached twice!”

    Thrice would be overkill, but back to the gambling analogy, I’d put even money on twice.

    • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 1:41 am #

      Which means ultimately they have no compelling ideas and values to convey or a plausible path forward to offer in governing.

      • tucsonspur January 21, 2020 at 2:15 am #

        They’re as empty as a church on Monday morning, as the saying goes.

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 3:43 am #

      Thanks to Obama and the repeal of Smith-Mundt, domestic propaganda is now legal.

      So there is virtually no accountability for lying to your face.

      • Majella January 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

        …as evidenced by Himself on an almost hourly basis.

  35. Pucker January 20, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

    Didn’t JHK once remark that every time he makes a blog entry that numerous people send him horrible, hysterical, shrieking emails?

    The Scream….

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OxP5e_ghWfM

    • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 1:35 am #

      Yes I do seem to recall that. Lord knows there are so many people who descend into convulsions, spasms, and speaking in tongues when someone says something outside of their box of acceptable speech these days. Hey, you know this is a very interesting post. It seems as if the general opinion is that The Scream represents a shocked and horrified Nature facing the prospect of intensifying and increasing industrialization and modernization. So what could The Scream mean today? Perhaps a realization of the sheer terror and horror unleashed in a world without boundaries and distinctions? Or the fear created from a world drowning in 24/7 surveillance, the criminalizing of thought, the cancel culture, and a runaway out of control police state? Or could it really all just be because of Orange Man?

      • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 1:58 am #

        No, it’s a familial mental illness of a long line of demons. We now have what seems to be proof of their diseased genetics, and it’s becoming clear to me why I could never understand them. They are diseased at their core, their genetic core. The human race better understand this. We are literally dealing with reptilian hell spawns.

        • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 2:10 am #

          Well yes there have been many warning of such a thing for a long time. Where is this all coming from? I haven’t heard you mention it before.

          • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 8:01 am #

            I didn’t know such a thing was possible. I had no experience, living with and being familiar only with my country and Hebrew tribe. Now that I’m older, have traveled, and been personally exposed to you European fscks and your horrific history, I am certain a great many of youz are diseased at the core. There’s something fundamentally wrong with the wiring of your brain. Your reactions are those of reptiles. And now there are scientific studies to prove it.

          • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

            I’m so proud of you. Finally embracing that inner racist I always knew thrived within you. Your reconciliation with yourself is at hand! But see, I personally don’t go that far since Jesus teaches us to love everyone as we would love ourselves. Therefore, if I don’t want to live with you, it doesn’t mean I think you are a Lizard….necessarily….it just means that I need my space and you need your space so that we can both thrive in our own places. Could it be that the Lizard lives inside you? Please do share the scientific studies you are talking about. I would like to look into it more.

          • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 11:25 am #

            Your space will be that which it was before — a black cavern underground from which youz slivered out of and to which you shall be returned.

          • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 12:04 pm #

            Lol you are so creative and funny. You take yourself too seriously. That’s the problem with Pharisees. In a sense you see, we all came from a black underground cavern. After all we are dust, and to dust we shall return. You sure are quick to attack. Why do you find that you must always be on the offensive?

          • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 12:25 pm #

            No, a “Pharisee” would ignore you as they always have, being that they are a Roman creation and caricature. I’m something completely different. I’m someone with the eyes to see you for what you are. I also know that what I see and what I think will soon enough be what the rest see and think.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

            https://www.takimag.com/article/suicide-final-solution/

            By David Cole (Jew). Why won’t Jews denounce Black violence against Jews in NYC? Because they don’t want to damage the Alliance they have built against Whites. To paraphrase, Golda Meir, they hate Whites and the West more than they love themselves. Thus their nihilism has rebounded against themselves in this way and in other ways as well.

            It was always going to be this way. Baked in the Cake. Just like mass Muslim immigration is just piling coals on our head. And that explains why the Jews were and for the most part, still are for mass Muslim immigration both here and in Europe. High IQ? The Highest. But Wisdom? No more than Whites – and far less than the East Asians or even the primitive peoples who still love themselves.

          • akmofo January 21, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

            Maybe they see the puppeteer behind the puppets? Maybe they do not wish to name the puppeteer? We see the same in Israel, with the Israeli government refusing to file charges against Vatican sponsored commie radicals and anarchists who come to Israel expressly to stage propaganda provocations against the IDF for the European media outlets, as they’ve been doing for decades. But their false narratives are falling apart, and their propaganda outlets are dying from ZERO viewership, ZERO interest, and ZERO trust, just as they are in the US.

            Breaking the false narratives and staged lies of the MSM:

            Israel’s Master Chef — Israeli educated Lebanese biochemist
            https://youtu.be/_QWaxNKRKNM

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2020 at 9:27 am #

            If I didn’t know better I would think that you worked for the Israeli Tourism Ministry. Always giving shout outs to your homeland. I am impressed you are so loyal and dedicated. I think it is a wonderful thing. Why don’t you tell us about your days as an Israeli commando. Were you able to take your malice out on any Palestinian “reptiles”?

          • akmofo January 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm #

            We all work for the Israeli government, just ask Jan.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

        Countless Boomers gave their lives to the Vision of the Coca Cola Commercial where everyone of all colors and nationalities is holding hands and singing. It’s obviously not working out and they just can’t accept that. They’d much rather dash the world to hell and then blame Trump and Whites, rather than admit their Vision was just a demented fantasy.

        • malthuss January 21, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

          I cant do a direct reply to–

          Why won’t Jews denounce Black violence against Jews in NYC? Because they don’t want to damage the Alliance they have built against Whites. To paraphrase, Golda Meir, they hate Whites and the West more than they love themselves.

          —suicide gene?

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 3:41 am #

      I suspect there is more than that going on, given the number of times the site has been bugged or down lately.

      Taking flak when over the target and all …

  36. Theedrich January 21, 2020 at 2:27 am #

    Apart from the impeachment circus, a strategic ploy is being played by Trump-hating Democrat gazillionaire Bloomfield. He is buying up all the TV and radio ad spaces between the Dem convention and November, thereby driving up their pre-election costs sky high. So when the Repubs try to buy such spaces in, say, September, it will quickly exhaust their campaign chests and greatly diminish their access to the voters. The Bloomfield operation will turn all of the sub-presidential seats (county prosecutors, etc.) in the purple states blue. No Republican or non-Democrat can possibly match the enormous funds poured into this coming November election by Blumenfeld. So the result will be a permanent one-party nation dominated by the Leftists.

    Lenin and Stalin would love to be alive to see this regime change of the U.S. into a Commie state.

    • Cargill January 21, 2020 at 4:43 am #

      “Lenin and Stalin would love to be alive to see this regime change of the U.S. into a Commie state.”

      You are kidding aren’t you?

      Bloomberg a friend of the working class? Has the slightest empathy with the great swathe of the American middle? That’s a great joke comrade.

      • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 9:55 am #

        And after all this time you believe that Communists are friends of the working class?

  37. Cargill January 21, 2020 at 3:15 am #

    I’m just a happy little Australian, living high on the hog in a workers’ paradise, luxuriating in the sunny uplands of a nice country, surrounded by pink unicorns and free beer.

    So someone please explain to me … why can’t a wealthy nation of 315 million moderately educated and experienced souls throw up 3-4 good lefty candidates – you know skilled people in their 40s or 50s, with no baggage that requires a pack-mule, as well as 2-3 decent moderate conservatives of similar ilk to provide a decent contest?

    All we get are all these weirdo no-hopers, all with some serious left-field negatives, and all slurping their soup and spilling it on their bib, and I include Trump in this. They’re all too old and decrepit, I tell you!

    Is the issue that anyone who would make a decent president too smart to want to do the job? The White House has definitely not been a good career move for the Dumpster.

    • tucsonspur January 21, 2020 at 5:05 am #

      Yes, it’s the American smorgasbord, a farrago of freaks and a gallimaufry of gravy train grifters.

      And just to think, we even have a Twink!

    • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 10:05 am #

      And so the bigger question becomes – if you are such a happy go lucky Australian with a perfect life in a perfect and beautiful place, then why on God’s green earth do you have any concern or care about what is going on across the planet from you here in the US? You would do better to focus on your own home since you don’t understand ours. The US has about 327 million people. Possibly 50 million (you see nobody really even knows who lives here) are illegal aliens, many of whom do not speak English or know much about our country other than its how they make money to send back home. Most newcomers also know that the legal framework of the country favors them over people who have already lived here for generations. Then on top of that the country is divided between hundreds of different ethnicities. There is no consensus, there is no agreement, there is no understanding, because there is no COMMON CULTURE. You talk as if there is this quaint little commonly shared political spectrum and that most are in a moderate middle. That doesn’t exist either as the country is highly polarized. Sorry, it’s not 1970 sweetie. And it seems like being so informed you would know that you can’t get anywhere without money here so what do you expect? The candidates that make it to the top have to be ultra rich or have ultra rich donors and normally that means they have been around for a while.

      • Cargill January 21, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

        “And so the bigger question becomes – if you are such a happy go lucky Australian with a perfect life in a perfect and beautiful place, then why on God’s green earth do you have any concern or care about what is going on across the planet from you here in the US?”

        As I have stated previously, I became a CFN regular when JHK was focused on Peak Oil, the geography of nowhere, and urban living – both good and bad, and he was though-provoking (plus I have an architecture / town-planning background).

        Having a fascination with the US has been a bit part of my life – the place is beautiful to visit (the natural bits, not the cities so much) but it is so crazy that it’s like peering into a Petri Dish – which is always fun, or like an anthropological study.

        Plus there is a practical side – crazy, erratic, and war-mongering as it is – it still has a major influence on Australia (the 52nd state, after Canada), so it is in our interests to watch the place carefully – like a spider in the corner of the room.

        Australia is far from perfect – primarily in the way we are wrecking the environment – but there is a sense in which there is a common culture based on multiculturalism. This is a very complex issue, but overall, the immigration program to Australia over the last hundred years has been wildly success.

        It helps significantly that we are an island, and while there are some illegal entries by boat from Southeast Asia, it is a tiny trickle compared to the entries over the southern US land border.

        • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

          “a common culture based on multiculturalism” – Cargill

          WTF?

          Warmongering?

          If I have my history right, in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, Aussie troops were with us every step of the way. And we appreciate the help, too.

          Brh

          • Cargill January 22, 2020 at 12:35 am #

            That’s what I mean about being the 52nd state … we’ve been in every conflict the US has asked us to join since Eisenhower was in short pants.

            The US-Aust alliance is very strong … which puts us in a bind because China is our biggest trading partner. We try to work both sides of the street, to the extent that our amateurish political types are able to manage it.

            Multiculturalism might be a dirty word in America – but it is the cornerstone of our happy little land … we would be dull vanilla white eating stodgy English puddings if it were not.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

          Yeah, why not elect a Koala as President? All the girls are kissing them and that leads to other stuff…..

          Note how the Aussie leaves out the replacement level legal immigration that’s going on there. Or perhaps like his Commonwealth Fellow Traveler, he calls them “refugees”.

          So what if Australia becomes Chinese! Or Muslim! Or Chinese Muslim! It’s still Australia, right? Sure, just like a Restaurant is still the same Restaurant even though it has a new owner, new management, new cooks, and a new menu – just as long as the name and location stay the same, right?

          Now what if the old owner took his Cook and Staff and set up someplace else with the same menu. Wouldn’t that be more like the original restaurant than the one now occupying the old space and appropriating the old name?

          If the Icelanders moved to Haiti and turned it into a Paradise, would that be the new Iceland? And if the Haitians moved to Iceland and all died within two years, wouldn’t that be the new Haiti?

          No doubt the Koala is scratching his head at this point. He begins to munch on leaves to make himself feel better. A girl in a white coat approaches to put ointment on his burns. He feels something strange but good as she touches him…..

          To Be Continued

          • Cargill January 22, 2020 at 5:29 am #

            Nurse! Janos has flushed his meds again!

            But it is an interesting phenomenon … everybody in the new lands were very happy for mass immigration when it meant their family got in.

            But now that we’re settled, domesticated, and possibly even prosperous – it’s now time we turned off the tap and put the Full House sign out the front.

            But I can only reiterate … multiculturalism is far more interesting (and fun) to live among, than plain vanilla mono-cultures.

            And it’s definitely not the case that I am conflating or confusing legal immigration with other entry (illegal, genuine refugee, etc). But others are keen to confuse them, for sure.

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2020 at 9:41 am #

            You shouldn’t concern yourself with Janos’ regimens. Clearly you need to rest and forget about all troubles but those that dwell within your heart. And let’s worry about your medicine. We need to take a look at what is really going on here Cargill. I have noticed that your antithesis to multiculturalism, is what you refer to as vanilla monocultures. I find that very fascinating. Not one time have you mentioned a chocolate monoculture, a caramel monoculture, or a broccoli monoculture. No, it is always vanilla. Again, fascinating. Are you a White man? Tell me why vanilla specifically is so objectionable to you that it should not be allowed to exist alone? And do you think chocolate and caramel must also only exist among others but never alone? I also wonder how diverse and multicultural your surroundings are. Do you live in an area where you are a minority? Have you ever lived through a situation where you were daily harassed for being the ethnicity you are? And lastly, we need to explore how many more millions or billions you believe Australia should take in and if Australia needs to be ready to sacrifice entirely the natural environment to accommodate all of the fun and interesting newcomers you desire after?

        • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

          LOL.

          Do you understand the difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration?

          Open borders as proposed by neoliberal/conservative pro-globalism elites who would like cheap labor vs. a common sense border policy that allows immigration but does not give up sovereignty?

          These are basic concecepts you need to understand before engaging in discussions of multiculturalism.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 4:51 pm #

            To the extent you let in undesirables who will never assimilate for the most part, to that extent you will have “problems”. Obviously to imagine 3rd Worlders are going to be as good Americans as Europeans were is to be fool number one. Our 3rd World deluge is larger than the European one ever was and shows no signs of decreasing. We’re all but done for. You obviously don’t get it.

          • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 5:02 pm #

            I think it has more to do with class. My experiences living in both the US and Europe have only strengthened that belief.

            I have no issues with immigration, but I do have issues with unchecked immigration and lawlessness.

            Here in Germany the Turkish population is pretty well integrated. Many stick to their own, but they respect German culture on the whole and it works. But Germany is still largely a nation of laws, despite Merkel.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

            In other words, Whites don’t have the right to have their own Nations like everyone else. Generic self hating White Liberal (and Conservatives are Liberals in the larger sense). Or Tribe?

          • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 7:49 am #

            I’ll leave you to your devices now.

    • RIB January 21, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

      Go back in the bush and fight your fires set by arsonists, mate

  38. Sean Coleman January 21, 2020 at 8:44 am #

    “Bernie Sanders looked to be coming on strong in recent weeks, until Project Veritas caught some of his field managers threatening to burn down Milwaukee if he was deprived of the nomination and then proceed with a national insurrection.”

    In a recent podcast Colin Flaherty mentioned these “Stalinists”. I must look it up.

    My thanks to Mr Kunstler for his continuing exposition of this astonishing story.

    The blog’s resident Resistance are conspicuously absent when it comes to rebutting and refuting the particulars. It should be the easiest thing in the world to dismiss them with the help of Snopes and Wikipedia. They do not even need them because there is a Mountain Of Evidence. * Are they awaiting the arrival of some Great Progressive Intellect who will Explain Everything (it is all Trump’s fault)? Or are they sneakily sending him private emails appealing to his sense of solidatiry and (ha had) justi9ce?

    * Note. I cannot get Spanish Socilalist leader Julian Besteiros’s comment out of my mind when, before the outbreak of Civil war, he described his party as indulging in un Himalaya de falsedades.

    Deceit, delusion and lame excuses. what largelyo unrecognized two-word phenomenon of human psychology do they (in part( describe?

    • Sean Coleman January 21, 2020 at 8:49 am #

      From Flaherty’s yarns I particularly like the one about the homosexual atheistic organist at a small rural Methodist (?) church who sprayed ‘hate speech’ on the walls of the church after Trump’s election victory. A young local policeman told him that they knew, that even the FBI knew, that it was him, and that he understood why he did it (his own gay sister had cried for three days solid), so where did he buy the paint? That is so funny!

      • Sean Coleman January 22, 2020 at 11:55 am #

        The Wikipedia entry on them (on O’Keeffe(?) I think) is hilarious. Quotes and footage taken out of context. Who does that remind me of?

    • Nightowl January 21, 2020 at 8:52 am #

      Ah yes, the Fabled Mountain of Evidence whose location none of our McResistance cartographers can seem to pinpoint.

      It has taken on mythical status.

      • Sean Coleman January 22, 2020 at 11:51 am #

        Colin Flaherty’s subject, the myth of black victimization, is a classic example of the Mountain of Evidence delusion. All he can find is white (and Asian, etc) victimization BY blacks. He asks his critics to provide him with video of white violence against blacks, of white racism in general which do not date back to 1949 or 1909 or1492. I agree with him that the hoaxes are the most revealing: Covington, Jussie, the girl with the dreadlocks, the lynching noose, swastikas on the church wall. Every time the media go into a frenzy. It is hard to remember them all.

        The thing is, ALL versions of the collective fantasy are classic examples. When I argue with fools in the YouTube comments about Jimmy Savile and the like (they are always outraged that I brush the ‘victims’ aside as liars) I use that very phrase “mountain of evidence’ and invite them to pick up some of it and come back to me with it They never do.

        Soon after Trump’s election Ellrond here posted a link. it turned out to be a concert by the bass player from Pink Floyd proclaiming that “the Resistance starts here”! On my politely enquiring I was told that Trump was a racist. I did not know if this was true or not but suspected that it was not. So I asked for evidenc and none was forthcoming.

        I get an amused frisson from it. Whatever the latest witch hunt is just go into the action and tell them you do not believe them and ask them what the evidence is. Sometimes they will scream back that I must be sleepwalking: EVERYBODY knows! Evidence? There’s MOUNTAINs of it! Others are just taken aback that anyone would think of questioning it. You do not need much courage, just a little bit of nerve, because you know the odds are stacked in your favour. The frisson is wearing off now and it is just routine. Instead of evidence all there is is mountains of lies!

    • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 10:14 am #

      Project Veritas was the same organization that exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts business. They also exposed Google I believe for their algorithms that search specifically for non-liberal content and points of view to censor and remove from searches. I am so glad that Mr. K gave them the time of day in his piece.

      • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

        That ‘Bernie Bro’ exposed by Project Veritas appeared to dealing with some serious mental health issues and I hope he’s not the typical Sanders supporter.

        He appeared to be somewhat delusional as well; specially when discussing putting Trump supporters in the Gulag, and beating up officers of the Milwaukee PD at the Dem national convention.

        You’re watching the Dem National convention on the tube; Bernie doesn’t get the nominaton and his supporters are enraged. “We got screwed again” is the cry. They take to the streets. There’s this bearded, wild eyed young man carrying a red flag, taunting the police. Suddenly he’s swarmed by a half dozen leather jacketed cops from the riot squad pushing his face into the pavement, throwing on the cuffs … there goes the young Bolshevik from the veritas video, off th jail.

        Brh

        • JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm #

          BRH

          With no common thread to bind this country, e pluribus unum is a lost cause. Think about it, what binds us together as Americans now. The central government is a mockery, split in two. There is no common culture now, it is every ethnic group out for themselves. Regional schisms are everywhere. Power brokers are everywhere using divide and conquer techniques to feed their power bases.

          If a central, agreed on social thus political culture cannot form, the American experiment is over,

          And sooner than later. I have very little hope for The US’s future as a unit.

          Sidebar

          When times like now have happened in the past, the solution has always been the same, WAR against some trumped up common enemy.

          With the advent of mutual destruction, war is obsolete.

          Humans are now trying to figure out a way to settle disputes without war.

          It is not working out well.

          • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

            JAZ

            What binds us together?

            Checks from the govt, and the promise of more checks in the future

            That’s about it.

            Brh

        • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm #

          The Bernies are crying, “It’s just one person!”. O’Keefe smiled his beautiful smile of triumph, and replied, Oh really? Just wait!

          • malthuss January 21, 2020 at 8:04 pm #

            1 man, 1 person, 1 cis, 1 whatever.

        • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

          I’m not sure Brh if this is organic to Sanders’ campaign or if the Clintonites are striking back. The reason I say that is because some people say that back in 2016 there were some fifth column type people who infiltrated Bernie’s campaign on behalf of Clinton. Those same people purposely got vicious and violent in some instances. Can’t remember the incidents that happened. But essentially the theory is that those people were plants who were put there to make Bernie Sanders and his supporters appear to be violent Leftists revolutionaries. I don’t know if any of that is true. But with the Clintons being around and about it is worthy of at least a passing consideration I would imagine. Either way the Bolsheviks are very frightening and unkind. He specifically said the Liberals will be the first to go up against the wall! So who knows what they would want to do to Conservative leaning people!

          • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 7:52 am #

            Interesting theory, and not to be casually dismissed, IMO.

            Particularly given Clinton’s recent and pathetic public statement about no one “liking Bernie.”

            I would have more sympathy had he not proven himself a fraud by endorsing Cankles.

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2020 at 9:45 am #

            Yes, that is what broke me of Bernie. He broke my heart when he married himself to her. It was as painful as when I realized that Trump was lying to me and cheating on me. And all of the others who voted for him to build the Wall and stop immigration of course.

          • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

            I don’t see it. They have been repairing a section of wall and have added a small amount of new wall. Recently there was news of considerable funding being freed up by the courts.

            I think there is a lot we don’t see. The Obama years seem to have been spent warmongering and filling courts and intelligence agencies with globalist grifters.

            I suspect a lot more is coming on this issue post 2020.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 1:08 am #

            I really hope that is the case. There is concern that the coronavirus from China will make its way into the US via the southern border. So no matter if airports and ports are quarantined any potential pandemic has a direct route into the country because of the open border. It should be a number one top national security priority.

  39. francofromspain January 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

    Another cut and paste job from Jimbo……tiresome.

    • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      You’d probably feel more at home over at the daily kos, Franco.

    • RIB January 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      Chevy Chase continually said you were dead

    • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm #

      Why does God make people like Frank?

      • SoftStarLight January 21, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

        To provide us with copious examples of how not to be. Just throwing away someone’s ideas and hard work like that is rude first of all. I wouldn’t do that to a Marxist, I would just debate them. But you see, now this is just my own little belief ok, people like Frank serve as a chastisement too. If all people were made so that they fawned over everything we did we would think we were perfect A-OK people. But in our condition much work is needed in order for us to simply be good. Therefore people like Frank remind us that we can always sharpen ourselves to be better people. And we also don’t wont to be rude like he has been here.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

          Have you heard about this? What a beautiful way to die:

          https://www.westernjournal.com/singer-songwriter-david-olney-reportedly-says-sorry-crowd-dies-onstage-performance/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=rightalerts&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=ttp

          He didn’t fall of the chair or even drop his guitar. His head went down and he passed. Did the hat stay on?

          I’m going to seek the Sun Door if possible when I go. Just as I often close my eyes and bathe my brain with it now, I will use the light to focus on Third Eye and pass out thru it. Perhaps I’ll go to the Sun and meet the God of this System. Or maybe Christ will take me in hand…..

          In Blue Velvet, the innocent girl asks why God made people like Frank. In the town of Lumberton. A prequel of sorts to Twin Peaks.

          • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

            Aldous Huxley had an IV hooked up with LSD when he checked out.

          • hmuller January 22, 2020 at 1:20 am #

            Janos, the Gnostics believed “the God of this system” was a mentally deranged fraud, a low level celestial bureaucrat who kept flinging souls back to earth to be reincarnated on his prison planet. He stood between us and true advancement. Jesus came to show people the way to get past him and his minions. Any thoughts on that?

            Personally, I know nothing, endorse nothing. Just tossing out possibilities.

          • SoftStarLight January 22, 2020 at 1:36 am #

            I did hear about it. I haven’t read anything that said his hat fell off so I assume it stayed on. I would like to confirm though since I will now wonder about it more than I should. Isn’t that something though! He was doing what he loved and when it was his time it’s like he just peacefully bowed out and left, literally. Most do hope for such a peaceful departure from this world. I remember in the time right before my Papaw died he started calling out to family members and friends who had already gone on. It was like he was seeing them and having interactions in the moment. He relived all sorts of events in his life. One night he preached all night to us. He wasn’t able to walk anymore in the end and yet somehow in those moments he was so present in the reality he thought existed that he thought he was walking around and traveling again. And in that time it was like he was mostly in a place somewhere between here and there but neither here nor there. He died on a quiet afternoon at home in peace. I also knew someone who had an NDE and he confirmed an experience similar to what you describe in that he literally felt like he was floating and moving towards some sort of threshold or gateway that he anticipated passing through. But then he was revived and ended up waking up back in his body.

          • malthuss January 22, 2020 at 8:25 am #

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZECezMYug8c

          • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 1:38 pm #

            hmuller: Yes, Marcion of the early Church believed that Jehovah was just that. I don’t know, but certainly parts of the Old Testament aren’t for the faint hearted. And people like Akmo would seem to seal the deal, yet Christ revered the Old Testament, with the words of the Psalms always on his lips. So as you say, who knows? Perhaps the compilers didn’t have the sense to leave the bad parts out or even tell the difference between what was worthy and what was just funny history. Or they knew and were cynical calculators planning long term revenge against the world.

  40. volodya January 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

    Isn’t it interesting that the narrative changed from Trump’s collusion with Russians to Russian interference? 

    And this business about “interference”, is anyone any further ahead on who were the anonymous sources for the assertions made in the Steele Dossier? Is it something worth investigating? Is there some way to compel Steele himself to spill the beans?  

    Could these anonymous sources have been Russian? Could they have been Russian intelligence? If so wouldn’t it suggest Democrat/Deep State collusion with Russians in doing the opposite of what’s been the story for the past three years? 

    Given that the cosmos has a rich sense of irony, maybe this turns out to be the case, that in all the noise and commotion, what we’ve seen is a fantastical case of misdirection. And isn’t it rich, that after all the blathering about Trump’s accession to power pointing to an authoritarian future, it’s Sander’s workers talking about gulags? 

    Things aren’t what the press sez they are, they sure aren’t what the greatly educated insist. More often it turns out to be the reverse. Trust an “expert”? Nope, they’re bought and paid for. Trust, rather, your own eyes and ears. Wanna bet that the CIA knows exactly who Steele’s sources were? 

    • JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

      McConnell has a job to do, shutting down this Democratic travesty and putting a solid lid on it to keep it from happening again.

      Why the heck don’t the Dems try to come up with new ideas and take the presidency back through the voters. They have screwed their candidates campaigns. On a total boondoggle.

      Report: All the Dems shenanigans are getting shot down by the partisan margin of 53-47.

      I wonder what they are going to try next? Maybe fund the idiot in Iran that put a contract on Trump.

      Dems, you are going to have to beat Trump in the trenches, the way it is supposed to be done.

      • volodya January 22, 2020 at 10:49 am #

        The Dems and Deep State don’t have the balls to do to Trump what was done to Kennedy. After all the bullshit of the last three years would it surprise anyone if they fund that idiot? Maybe get some billionaire to launder the money through a maze of foreign corporate entities and front companies. Three million for some Wall Street banker is bus fare.

  41. Pucker January 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

    Well, I finished “ The New Politics of Sex“. It’s worth reading, albeit it paints a bleak, horrifying picture of the American family under pressure, particularly fathers. I don’t recommend dating an American feminist woman.

    Read the chapter about Women in the US military. You won’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

    Stephen Baskerville
    The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power

    • Pucker January 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

      Apparently, over 92% of Women in the military apply for a desk job, and there’s a huge increase in pregnancy just before deployment. Women universally can’t pass basic male physical endurance levels, and they can’t even do one pull up. Typically, they break down crying during field training. Lots of fucking around in the field which devastates troop moral. Bizarrely, when confronted by the reality of the physical differences between men and women, the women report that they feel “guilty” for having failed the feminist ideology.

      Nuts…..

      Nutty Society….

      • BackRowHeckler January 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm #

        Well Pucker, you’ve let the cat out of the bag.

        You don’t think the CO of the Chinese Elite Marines and the Russian Spetznatz glean this blog for intel?

        And I don’t think Colonel Krylenko of the 3rd Spetznatz battalion is going to say “Well, Americans are placing teenage girls into their infantry units, we should do the same thing, just to be fair.”

        brh

        • elysianfield January 21, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

          “You don’t think the CO of the Chinese Elite Marines and the Russian Spetznatz glean this blog for intel?”

          BRH,
          Da…I mean, yes….

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:55 am #

          Ah, great! An effective disinformation site! Y’all are doin’ your bit for freedom! Patriots all!

      • JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm #

        G. I. Jane

        If a woman can compete equally with men, she should be allowed into the club. If not, no way, she is a huge threat to her unit.

        I know that Jane was a contrived movie, but if the occurrence actually happened, she would be an asset.

        • fugeguy January 22, 2020 at 11:29 am #

          I agree but John that is not how it works. If XX’s are held to the same standard very few can pass. Since we are now judging outcomes and not opportunities as our metric- to some the sexism is “documented.”

          …so we lower the standards.

          • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

            Unfortunately, you are right.

            That point was definitely pointed out in the movie.

      • malthuss January 22, 2020 at 8:25 am #

        black brown muslim

      • fugeguy January 22, 2020 at 11:26 am #

        Once on deployment many can’t hang. Intentionally get knocked up. She gets to go home and he gets a dishonorable discharge or at least a career ending black mark on his record.

        God help us if the US military gets in a fair street fight. We damn well better have over whelming force because many (not all) of our forces are not combat ready.

        • fugeguy January 22, 2020 at 12:11 pm #

          And the world will surely suffer if we start to lose a war.

          Many time I have said that the development of unconventional weapons did not end with the fission/ fusion bomb in the ’50’s.

          There are a couple genies, that if let out, no one is sure what might happen.

  42. Pucker January 21, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

    “ Voters have a right to wonder if Bernie is piloting a garbage barge of old-time Bolshevism, complete with the requisite reign of terror.”

    We probably need to have a discussion re: Bernie Sanders?

    I confess that I’m sympathetic to Bernie Sanders since it’s obvious that the establishment hates him so much and is obviously trying to smear him again. Hell, I may even vote for ‘Ole Bernie….

    Again, I would vote for a one-legged Somali Refugee naked ballroom dancer if he’ll promises to end the stupid foreign wars and rebuild the national infrastructure and industrial base of the US.

    But Whatever proposal that Bernie tries to implement will have zero chance of getting through Congress and the bureaucracy. And the Deep State will quickly heart-attack him in the first week of his Presidency. Bernie’s Millennial supporters must know this?

    The US government is barreling towards Insolvency and the hackneyed military exhaustion of overextended Empire. There ain’t gonna be no European Socialist Paradise.

    • Pucker January 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm #

      I’m suspicious of Bernie to the extent that Bernie never talks about the US Empire. I’m also suspicious of Bernie given that he so easily caved to Hillary, albeit Hillary and the DNC clearly stole the Democratic nomination from him last time.

    • JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm #

      If Trump told the Millennials that he was going to forgive their student debt, they would flock to him. The ignorance of the Millennial generation makes them easy to play by a faux press and Anybody telling them they will give them stuff. They are suckers for the Democratic line of BS. Remember that not one of the Dem promises are backed up with a source of cash. There is no paradise in Europe now. Davos should be interesting.

      • SoftStarLight January 22, 2020 at 9:52 am #

        Ok enough downing Millenials! It’s not about getting stuff. Not for everyone. Of course there are opportunists and leeches. Always has been in every generation and always will be. The problem now goes back to training, education, and indoctrination. You yourself have talked extensively, well I don’t know about extensively, but you have talked about how generations of young people are being indoctrinated to the Leftist/Marxist paradigm in the schools. I don’t disagree with you at all. Part of the indoctrination is not just learning to be a leech. It’s learning that Government is god, and there is no god but Government. Remember, if you mention Jesus in schools now you can get expelled, however, you can talk about Islam and Muhammad all day and you can pray Islamic prayers. You just can’t acknowledge Christ. So when you are raised from the cradle to believe that government is the end all be all, what else do you expect?

        • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 11:56 am #

          Yup!

          SSL

          A bigger problem than dealing with another four years of Trump, is dealing with who his successor should be. It took the country thirty years of liberal BS to get itself into the lovely shape it is in today. Who is going to carry the torch to smash the liberals down after Trump is out? The Deep State RINOs are more toxic than the moderate Dems.

          Where is the future?

          A Liberal victory in 2020 throws the country off a cliff anyway, so if that happens, it doesn’t make any difference, the country is shot anyway.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 1:20 am #

            I’m not sure that anyone representing a real America First type of agenda will make it into office after Trump if one was to even run. Barring some unforeseen event or circumstance occurring between now and then I think Trump will get re-elected. But then I suspect there will be many dead people and non-citizens voting in November. Again. So it is up in the air or seems to be.

  43. fineline January 21, 2020 at 9:14 pm #

    If this is a funeral march, it is for democracy and the rule of law.

    if this is a burial, it is for the constitution and this country as we know it.

    if we continue to obstruct the process, making sure it doesnt work when it does not work in our favor, then eventually it will not work for everyone.

    • JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 10:49 pm #

      Compromise

      Nobody gets everything they want, everybody gets something they want.

      This is an art form that has been lost in this country.

    • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 7:55 am #

      Any update on those crimes and the associated evidence?

      Inquiring minds want to know.

  44. Pucker January 21, 2020 at 9:19 pm #

    With the constant breaking down of sexual and moral boundaries, economic insecurity, family breakdown, runaway complexity and runaway technology, runaway government and student debt, rampant bad faith and dishonesty, runaway drug use, runaway obesity, runaway overseas wars, America has become such an Existential Anxiety fraught Shrieking nightmare of Insanity a la Munich’s painting “The Scream” that you could make another “Mutual Omaha Wild Kingdom” series featuring a Social Worker visiting Whacked Out people in cities across the US? Apparently, the profession of Social Worker is a product of Feminism. The only way that people can satisfy their emotional needs is by acquiring Power and then wielding Power oftentimes abusively as an act of “Empowerment”. True story….

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JcNux796PUk

  45. capt spaulding January 21, 2020 at 9:56 pm #

    Apparently McConnell doesn’t want any witnesses or evidence at the impeachment, and the word is out that he wants it held at 1am on Midway Island in the Pacific. Word is out that his nickname has been changed from “Moscow Mitch” to “Midnight Mitch”. If the shoe fits:

    • JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 10:50 pm #

      Proper treatment for the sham that it is!

    • Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

      The witnesses already spoke, and they all contradicted your nutbar narrative during the House hearing.

      The President got no rebuttal or comment whatsoever in that hearing, but it didn’t matter.

      Because there is no crime or evidence.

      Impotent rage is all you have.

      • capt spaulding January 22, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

        Sorry, but there’s no rage on my end. I figured out the whole sham process before it started, and I don’t give a wet fart about the outcome, because it’s preordained. It’s a Republican Dog & Pony show, and the country will be the worse for the outcome. Actually, not the outcome, but the process that was gone through to guarantee the outcome.

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 2:09 am #

          Capt – Nightowl likes to imagine us, at the end of his rapier-like counter-thrusts, tearing our hair & rending our garments. We can’t relieve him of his fantasy, so leave him to it. The smug arrogance he demonstrates with every key-stroke betrays him. Have a laugh and carry on.

        • Nightowl January 23, 2020 at 3:51 am #

          Your TDS-infused responses betray you. Even here, you can’t resist the binary.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

            Loathing for a corrupt clown-figure such as Himself is not a ‘derangement’.

            Blind adherence to Himself is surely the ‘derangement’ associated with Trump – viz Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz and so many other GOP senators turning on their own declarations of only 3 years ago, to defend this fool. Now we have Dershowitz saying the EXACT OPPOSITE of what he said in 1999 re: Clinton, and he has the cojones to say he was right then but MORE right now. What a joke…and an Epstein associate to boot.

  46. JohnAZ January 21, 2020 at 11:12 pm #

    The middle of next week, the acquittal happens, the media screams bloody murder, Trump tweets, Pelosi and her lackey boys ???, the Dem candidates go to Iowa and continue campaigning to upset Trump in the Fall. And life goes on.

  47. tucsonspur January 22, 2020 at 3:10 am #

    Anybody remember the ‘Zebra’ killings from the ’70’s?

    Received an unsolicited mailing from an outfit called “Racial Nationalist Party of America” mentioning those killings, among other things, like getting out of Afghanistan.

    https://sfist.com/2013/03/27/5_interesting_facts_about_the_zebra/

    Don’t remember them at all, but maybe it was the booze or whatever.

    • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 4:36 am #

      I think that the “Zodiac” was also a Bay Area Weirdo in the 1970’s? The cops tossed a Zodiac suspect’s trailer and found a corncob with excrement on it.

      • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 6:11 am #

        I stayed in a rented house of some Big IT Weirdo in the Bay Area (Silicon Valley) overlooking San Francisco a few years ago. The owner had drawings of naked transgenders on the bathroom walls and various vibrating dildo’s in the drawer of the night stand next to his bed. He had this vibrating rubber ring that fits around the base of the cock. The dildo’s were randomly mixed in with other random stuff like batteries, flashlight, a tape measurer, string, duct tape, etc. They’re probably all like that? Big Democrats….

        • elysianfield January 22, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

          Puck,
          I suspect you slept with one eye open…yes”

          • capt spaulding January 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

            I’ll bet it was the brown one.

    • Epicur January 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

      By some estimates there were 200 or more killings all over the country connected to the same “movement”.

      A cousin of mine and another man were killed in a similar incident here in the southeast at that time.

      I don’t forget.

  48. SoftStarLight January 22, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    Tulsi is suing Hillary for defamation….

    https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/22/tulsi-gabbard-sues-hillary-clinton-for-defamatory-statements/

    Hillary sure has gotten ugly and vicious. I don’t know. I didn’t believe it before but maybe she really is going to try to get into the presidential race. How stupid could should be? Or did they already guarantee her that this time the Electoral College would be rigged in her favor?

    • volodya January 22, 2020 at 10:41 am #

      Good for Tulsi. This should be a good show. Half of me groans at the prospect of Hillary getting in, but what a joke that would be, so the other half is full of malicious glee.

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 11:18 am #

        Liability for political slander, paying for one’s lies, what a refreshing breeze that would be.

        Imagine if Trump could have sued the Dem leaders for defamation when the Mueller fiasco fell through. Or sued the faux media for all those phony anonymous stories that come up with. How sweet that would be! Just think, anonymous sources would disappear, multiple sources would have to be utilized before publication, and discussion in the Congress could be more civil.

        Anybody see any high flying swine recently?

        • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

          He was supposed to go after Hillary – remember? He gave his word on national TV…..

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:38 am #

          You inhabit a different universe…?

    • sprawlcapital January 22, 2020 at 10:44 am #

      So, the Democrats want to remove from office a president who brought to the nation’s attention what is probably its most critical problem–open borders.

      True, the president never mentions endless population growth as an issue, but the fact is we will have population growth without end unless we can control our southern border. Immigrants from south of the border are mostly young, and they arrive here seething with fecundity. They put that perhaps admirable quality to work here in the USA by having babies–lots of them.

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 11:34 am #

        People forget that the climate changers in the Obama administration wanted to send out all those dirty polluting industries to China and other countries, and they did. And with the pollution went the jobs.

        The Dems want one major thing from the population, dependency on them, the government.

        Send all the jobs overseas, make education of the young an indoctrination process for the government, make an unworkable problem, climate change a major issue, bring in more and more untraceable immigrants to increase the population, try to shut down religion as a counter influence to the State, dupe the smaller ethnic groups and sexually different folks into thinking you care for them, when your actions show the contrary, use your foreign globalist connections to cut the throat of the country in the foreign scene, try to knock down the country in relation to overseas competition.

        Is this deliberate treason, or just power based insanity?

        • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 1:51 pm #

          Both. Look at the dollar bill. The Cap Stone is separated from the rest of the pyramid. So the former on the top and the latter on upper tiers of the bottom. Below that, it’s just pc indoctrination and/or careerist towing the line.

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:41 am #

          This ‘the Dems’ now? I thought it was ‘the Derp State…your perspectives seem to be contradictory, in general,JohnAZ.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:42 am #

            ‘Deep State’…

      • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 1:33 am #

        Agree! Shut it completely down. Now that would really be winning! Potecting the environment while preserving our culture and future. It seems like that would be common sense but unfortunately its not common at all.

    • malthuss January 22, 2020 at 11:30 am #

      what did south Africans use for lights before they used candles?

      electricity

      • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 1:36 am #

        Good point. We’re going to be next aren’t we?

  49. volodya January 22, 2020 at 10:35 am #

    Majella,

    you could well be right about the coming November results. And a Bernie win could be a salutary result for the political order in the USA showing that voters have got minds of their own (as if the Trump win didn’t tell us that already) showing also that a great many things are possible. And if Bernie gets the nod I would laugh my ass off. 

    There’s a number of “ifs” here. The main one is about what he’s about and how he presents himself. I think Mark Shields hit the nail on the head in a PBS Newshour segment right after the Nov 2016 results came out. Mark said the Democrats lost because they did too much LGBTQ and not enough kitchen table issues. In short, they dumped American workers over-board, disregarded their interests, dissed them royally, called them names. And Trump said thanks very much, I can use their votes.  

    Bernie’s an old school socialist by the sounds of him, the type I grew up with, concerned with bread and butter problems. For my part I had a lot of skepticism about the remedies that these old guys spouted, but not about where their hearts were, nor about their priorities. 

    What I’m saying is that Bernie has got to keep the focus on Main Street economic issues. Not the DOW, not gender fluidity, not intersectionality, but rather the worries in people’s minds that propelled Trump to the Oval Office. That’s the biggest “if”, “if” he can stay focused. Or will he get side-tracked and will the Democrat brain-trust sand-bag him like they did last time?  

    Of course, there’s the issue of his health. Bernie like everyone else over 50 is in the zone, one stroke or heart attack away from death or disability. 

    An old Brooklyn Jew in the White House wouldn’t be the worst thing. It’s not that he’s the least of the evils, I think he could bring to the table some positive good, at the very least putting heartland issues at the front of the line, a result consistent with happenings world-wide, like the Brexit vote (hurray for the Brits), the Frenchies rising up (Vive la France), the tumult in Hong Kong (wow, imagine defying Beijing, so hats off to Agnes and Joshua, they have got balls like church-bells) and many others.

    The next question is who would be Bernie’s running mate. Grubby politics. Yuck. 

    Remember Bernie’s political ad four years ago? Brilliant:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nwRiuh1Cug  

    • sprawlcapital January 22, 2020 at 11:39 am #

      Yes it’s a good ad, Vol. Question is, should they all cross the southern border “looking for America”?

      Also the wind turbine generators at the start of the ad. Iowa has hundreds of those, and each one destroys about two acres of farmland. And it’s good farmland, probably the best in the world. “Wind power good” is groupthink at its worst.

      • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 11:49 am #

        Sprawl

        Ignorance speaking here.

        How do wind turbines destroy acreage? Why cannot farmers lease space and just keep on farming?

        • Epicur January 22, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

          “How do wind turbines destroy acreage?”

          Roads in and out, the footprint of the tower, easements for cables,…

          • Epicur January 22, 2020 at 1:26 pm #

            Check Google Earth at
            40.587714N
            87.310332W

          • Epicur January 22, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

            That particular turbine takes about 0.8 acres.

          • Epicur January 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

            “That particular turbine takes about 0.8 acres.”

            Check that, 1.04+/- acres

          • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

            Thanks, interesting though. About the same kind of damage fracking does, but a lot dirtier.

    • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 11:40 am #

      V

      Bernie loses me with any statements that indicate government ownership of any industry is a good thing. I cannot imagine anything more catastrophic than the government running anything in this country. Everything they touch turns to crap. Just look at the state of the government now. They are broke. And we own them.

      • ellipsis January 22, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

        How in the world can the government ever be broke? They own the damn printing press. You’re just repeating lame GOP talking points. And if they all hate the damn government so much, why don’t they just wash their hands of it and resign already? Think that’s gonna happen in our lifetimes? Or could it be the government’s turned to crap through a concerted looting effort by both parties? Hmm…

        • ellipsis January 22, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

          On why the government is so “broke.”

          GUTTING THE IRS

          The IRS Decided to Get Tough Against Microsoft. Microsoft Got Tougher.

          For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law.

          https://www.propublica.org/article/the-irs-decided-to-get-tough-against-microsoft-microsoft-got-tougher

          Eight years ago, the IRS, tired of seeing the country’s largest corporations fearlessly stash billions in tax havens, decided to take a stand. The agency challenged what it saw as an epic case of tax dodging by one of the largest companies in the world, Microsoft. It was the biggest audit by dollar amount in the history of the agency.

          Microsoft had shifted at least $39 billion in U.S. profits to Puerto Rico, where the company’s tax consultants, KPMG, had persuaded the territory’s government to give Microsoft a tax rate of nearly 0%. Microsoft had justified this transfer with a ludicrous-sounding deal: It had sold its most valuable possession — its intellectual property — to an 85-person factory it owned in a small Puerto Rican city.

          Over years of work, the IRS uncovered evidence that it believed laid the scheme bare. In one document, a Microsoft senior executive celebrated the company’s “pure tax play.” In another, KPMG plotted how to make the company Microsoft created to own the Puerto Rico factory — and a portion of Microsoft’s profits — seem “real.”

      • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

        Ever hear of a utility? You see the Wealthy have responsibilities. They can’t just control an industry and then deny services in order to jack up the price or something. They would if they could of course – since Profit is their god. But the Government has to be there to not let them. It’s either that or pitchforks – or people freezing to death in their homes as pensioners now do in Britain. Choose one of the three.

        To date you’ve chosen the wrong answer. The National Socialist answer is the correct one – more or less what we have no on THIS issue, obviously not in toto.

        And yes, John: Capital centralizes and a few people end up controlling and/or owning whole industries. One of the things Marx was right about. Pretend otherwise all you want. Competition is for suckers – cooperation allows them to triumph against little guy losers who believe in that shit.

        • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

          Yep, in a perfect world. Problem is power people try to cut each other’s throats to get ahead

    • elysianfield January 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

      “The next question is who would be Bernie’s running mate.”

      Volodya,
      AOC? It would make sense.

      • volodya January 22, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

        Sexiest Veep ever.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

          If she showed up at my door in one of her form fitting dresses she’d get my “vote”.

          Jungle fever is a terrible thing…..

        • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

          She is too young.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm #

            You find old women sexier than young women. Just like you think cut throat Capitalism, Warbucks/Warburg Warmongering, and Zionism are compatible with Christianity. You are simply an ocean of illusion. That American ended up on the rocks was inevitable once views like yours became acceptable in the Republican Party.

          • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

            Janos, she is too young to run for vice-president, if she could be president, she has to be 35.

            Good lord, stop preaching.

          • elysianfield January 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

            John,
            Too young?

            Yes, too young to have things in common, but nature requires little in conversation or disparate commonalities.

            What is the average age of puberty in females? 13? 14?

        • malthuss January 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

          who?

    • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:49 am #

      VP? Andrew Yang. No question.

  50. JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 11:46 am #

    Miami and southern Florida are so cold the iguanas are having their metabolisms slow down to the point they are falling out of the trees.

    We need to elect Dems to do nothing for AGW and still have the next decade cool off from the highs of the 10’s. What a good thought.

    And then everyone can hide behind the chainsaws.

    • elysianfield January 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

      “We need to elect Dems”

      John,
      No…we need to catch some goddamned iguanas….

  51. Elrond Hubbard January 22, 2020 at 11:59 am #

    Report: Bezos’ phone uploaded GBs of personal data after getting Saudi prince’s WhatsApp message
    The gigabytes-big data grab allegedly came over WhatsApp text from Mohammed bin Salman.

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/report-bezos-phone-uploaded-gbs-of-personal-data-after-getting-saudi-princes-whatsapp-message/

    “It’s like a plot from a bad thriller: a forensic analysis paid for by Jeff Bezos found that his cell phone coughed up massive amounts of personal information within hours of receiving a WhatsApp-attached video file sent by the future king of Saudi Arabia, the Guardian and the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

    “The text, the analysis is reported to say, came on May 1, 2018. That’s when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent Bezos a text over WhatsApp weeks after the two had exchanged numbers. Their relationship started out cordially but became strained as The Washington Post reported that the Saudi government was behind the gruesome killing and subsequent dismemberment of veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He used to contribute a regular column in the Bezos-owned Washington Post criticizing Prince Mohammed’s autocratic leadership. The FT report is here, and the report from the Guardian is here.

    “Within hours of Bezos’ receipt of the video, the analysis found, ‘a massive and unauthorized exfiltration of data from Bezos’ phone began, continuing and escalating for months,’ the FT reported. The amount of data surreptitiously exfiltrated from the device ‘was in the dozens of gigabytes, compared to the few hundred kilobytes daily average in the months before the video file was sent.'”

    What do you suppose was contained in all that data? Naughty JPEGs? The secrets of the universe? The recipe for Lord Bezos’ favourite rice pilaf? Imaginations run wild.

    • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:03 am #

      Many Protestant and non-denominational churches have jumped aboard this gravy train as well.

      • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 8:07 am #

        Them Churches are so only by name. Them are all Vatican fronts, just like the commie MSM propaganda outlets that hide this conspiracy from the public.

      • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 8:27 am #

        These vile Vatican outlaws not only profit hugely from this tidal wave of illegal infiltration, they also get to replenish their harems of fuck boys with fresh bodies. This is really a huge Vatican sex trafficking operation.

        • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 9:43 am #

          Well slavery and sex trafficking are major problems all over the world. In fact, I have heard – don’t know if its true – that there are more people in slavery today than during the days of the Slave Trade. But if the Vatican is involved it isn’t just them. This is happening all over the world. And in many ways it always has happened. The only way to fight it is destroy it completely when it’s found. The problem in the West particularly is that many criminals simply get away with their dirty work because punishments are so slight that they aren’t afraid of consequences. In Saudi Arabia, if you steal, you could easily have a hand or hands chopped off. There isn’t a high crime rate in Saudi Arabia.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 10:50 am #

            Yes, most all of the world is one giant slave plantation due to hundreds of years of Vatican counter-revolution anti-Enlightenment collectivist indoctrination via their gov mafia institutions. People are blind to this evil because the Vatican hides itself with the help of its propaganda outlets which includes the media the schools the publishing houses the think-tanks the various foundations the gov agencies and other organizations.

            When I posted concrete step to counter and reverse this, the reaction I got was snide snickering about the world coming to an end. That’s how deep the propaganda psychosis is. BUT, as I said before, what I see today most will see tomorrow.

  52. volodya January 22, 2020 at 1:18 pm #

    Sprawl, JohnAZ, Ellipsis and others, 

    John, I know what you mean and I’ve got the same reservations, hence my skepticism when the old socialists went on about things like public ownership.

    If you have a strong societal ethic for honesty and hard work, then MAYBE government can do some things right. But, as is abundantly obvious, that isn’t the case and so fiascos abound. It’s not like they’re one-offs, they’re systemic, the regular order of things. 
    I read that in New York City, 40% of high schools don’t teach chemistry or physics and one in ten students was homeless, according to one count. Incredible, isn’t it? It boggles the mind, such things in the world’s richest city, bursting at the seams with bankers’ billions and trillions, chockablock with people with the infernal fucking gall to look down on Fly-over ignoramuses. If these aren’t gross derelictions of duty, tell me what they are. And, most absurdly, given that you’re hardly dealing with cutting-edge technology, the subway system in this most educated, enlightened place is frightful, a broken-down embarrassment, worthy of a corrupt, third-world piss-hole. 

    But people in public office, elected or otherwise, socialist or otherwise, tend to rub shoulders with society’s upper crust. They socialize, their kids likewise, they go to good schools and elite universities and so people in the governing clerisy come to identify with their monied betters, and align their views accordingly. 
    And so they look after the interests of the rich, hoping for advantage to be conferred for self and offspring, praying for inclusion in the dinner party circuit and the benediction of the banker. In the fullness of time the public servant comes to regard the people they were mandated to serve as beneath their dignity, they disregard the interests of wider society, seeing these interests as unworthy and illegitimate.

    The result? Tony Baloney Blair went “New” Labour, “progressives” in Canada similarly dumped social democracy, said screw-you to industrial workers’ interests, and just like the Clinton New Democrats in the US, listened to Wall Street and bought into the pro-oligarch, de-regulatory, open-borders mantra. And then there’s Macron the Rothschild banker. Smiling, supremely confident, he insults citizens he was elected to serve and looks down on unworthies from la France profonde. 

    From the perspective of someone whose earliest recollections go back to Ike’s administration, (I suppose you could call me a mid-20th century man) it’s an unbelievable thing, something I doubt anyone would have foreseen, all over the formerly prosperous western world business interests predominated and ordinary people got shellacked. Who sez money doesn’t talk? 

    Would a Sanders presidency move the needle? It might. You have to start someplace and, improbable as it sounds, Trump’s stint might be later seen as the first nudge, Bernie’s accession another nudge. It took decades to get into this mess and, assuming the system doesn’t do a 1929-style face-plant, it will take decades to turn around. I’m not so young that I’ll ever know how it turns out. 

    • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

      Yeah, me too.

      I only disagree with you about the character and intelligence of the politicians we talk about weekly.

      Those who can, do,

      Those who can’t, teach,

      Those that can’t teach, administrate.

      In the legal world, those who can’t, take judgeships or if they are glib, go into politics. They have failed at their first profession and are continuously afraid of failure, ie being voted out.

      Therefore they are capable of doing anything to maintain their status quo, hence the lack of character, clinging to caucuses, inability to buck trends defending their own beliefs and also tending to play follow the leader to someone on the next step of the ladder. Their power strokes make them always trying to climb that ladder and crush anyone in their way.

      Hence, the animosity toward the newcomer Trump, “How dare you jump the chain of command”, and the formation of the Deep State, “How dare you voters disrupt our power racket?”

  53. volodya January 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm #

    There’s an article in Truthdig that sez “we have the fascist authoritarianism of the white nationalist Republican Party….”

    White nationalist? Fascist authoritarianism? Really? People who lived in the 1930s or 1940s under fascist rule would laugh.

    Here’s how I see it, if you want to be taken seriously stop talking shit. 

    • JohnAZ January 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

      They consider America First a fascist statement.

      V, these people hate this country, hate it. They want it destroyed.

      Trying to reason with them or convert them is a waste of time, they should be asked to go elsewhere.

      Their problem is though, no one else wants them. They are disgusting people.

  54. Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 2:55 pm #

    At a campaign event this week, Joe Biden had yet more praise for the illegal immigrants of the DACA program.

    “These kids have come, they’ve done well, most of these kids there’s a lot of them, and they’re not just Hispanic, they’re Asian-Pacific Islanders as well. and they in fact have done very well. In many cases, they’re more American than most Americans because they have done well in school.”

    JS: Toldya. This is simply the logic of Ideological Madness. Since success is everything and we want the people who will fit in – the most malleable in other words, those that fit the bill are the best. Of course they have to be dependent on the Government too. Old fashioned Whites fail in this regard, no matter how good they are as employees.

    An Organic Society would have never let Capitalism define it and remake it like ours did. The only answer now is National Socialism and the New Man. And let’s face it: a low tech, peaceful society wouldn’t have worked – we would have been conquered by others long ago. Or never have taken America at all from the low tech, organic, warlike American Indians. Thus even historically, a kind of pre-technological “Fascism” was always in order. And we had exactly that. That was that organic order of that Day.

    • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:15 am #

      They apparently insist that apples are oranges until the cows come home. This is the frightening and yet logical conclusion of ethno-masochistic behavior. A condition as strange as a society devoid of history and roots.

  55. Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

    Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites…in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

    Edmund Burke

    JS: Burke remains the great theorist of Organic Society for the English speaking peoples. We need only update his insights to make them fit with the technological order and voila, we would have a viable National Socialism.

    Follow the Golden Thread of Ariadne past the monsters of Libertarianism (like Milton Friedman) and through the maze of the Austrian School, a thread offered by Barry Goldwater and Russel Kirk and you will find Mr Burke waiting for you.

    • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

      According to the book, “The Failure of Liberalism”, we fucked up when we redefined Freedom to mean Hedonism rather than moral self-restraint which allows for choice and true Freedom, rather than being corrupt slaves to our insatiable desires.

    • tucsonspur January 22, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

      “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” EB

  56. Nightowl January 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

    In yet another episode of “You Can’t Make This Shit Up,” Chuck Schumer tells an invisible man to get out of his seat.

    https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1220084161374908416

    • Tate January 22, 2020 at 9:46 pm #

      It was an advanced case of TDS.

  57. Pucker January 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

    I hope that Goldfinger gives OddJob a nice Bonus for Chinese New Year. It’s hard to find good, reliable staff. Things have been tough for OddJob this year with the protests in Hong Kong, and now this new Corona Virus. It’s been good for the price of gold though. I guess that they’ll eventually figure out that they’ll make a killing in physical precious metals if they just stop suppressing the price?

  58. Pucker January 22, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

    When I was a kid I wanted to infiltrate the Viet Cong.

    “Many Americans now understand that Vietnam’s National Liberation Front (or Viet Cong), created in 1960, was exactly what it claimed to be: a national liberation movement born of French colonialism and Japanese military occupation. It was not, as U.S. leaders claimed at the time, the vanguard of a Communist plot to take over the world and destroy the American way of life. Our failure to understand Vietnam, its people, or its history cost 59,000 American lives and probably more than three million Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian lives, mostly civilians. The antipathy between the United States and Iran is likewise rooted in our ignorance of that nation’s rich history.”

    Medea Benjamin
    Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran

    • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm #

      Who was the US Senator who once stood on the Senate floor singing a parody of the Beach Boys’ song “Barbara Ann”?:

      “Bom…b, B…omb, Bom..b….
      Bom…b, B…omb, Bom..b….Iran…

      Bom…b, B…omb, Bom..b….
      Bom…b, B…omb, Bom..b….Iran…“

      The Society is Nuts….

      • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm #

        I read in some book about the Vietnam War a story about John McCain. Apparently, John McCain was the son of some big US Navy Admiral during the Vietnam War. I read that John McCain was a second rate Navy pilot who got shot down by a Soviet Surface-to-Air Missile over Hanoi as he was coming in half-ass over Hanoi failing to make proper evasive maneuvers. The North Vietnamese shot a Soviet heat-seeking missile up his bomber’s exhaust pipe, and John MacCaine found himself swimming in that big lovely garden lake in the center of Hanoi and then quickly surrounded by a very angry horde of screaming Vietnamese girls poking him with sticks. As it turned out, it was the best thing to ever happen to John McCain. The North Vietnamese upon learning that his dad was a big US Navy Admiral treated him well. John McCain was able to then leverage his good treatment by the North Vietnamese into his legend of being a big war hero and subsequent political career in which he largely lined his pockets with grift from defense contractors by pushing very profitable wars and ever expanding military budgets. After he died a few years ago, everyone eulogized him as some big “Great Man”. And that was the story of John McCain.

      • Nightowl January 23, 2020 at 8:57 am #

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqYJRc0TJkQ

        Look!

  59. Pucker January 22, 2020 at 5:54 pm #

    Do you remember when in the early stages of the Sexual Revolution we had the promise of Huge Hefner and the Playboy Club, and those James Bond playboy movies featuring loose chicks like “Pussy Galore”. Fifty years later, it’s Bill Cosby in prison, and “Pussy No-More”….

    And what happened to the men? 007 was very discerning in Women. Bond could spot a classy Royal Family-type woman in “Miss Money Penny” or “The Queen”. James Bond was a Gentleman of the highest “Breeding” in the British Royal Tradition. Not like me, who is just a Good Ole Boy, tobacco-chewing, deer hunt’n, bass-fish’n, Gun-tote’n country yokel.

    Now we have Prince Harry who married that Social Climbing “Ho” from Los Angeles Crenshaw gangland, Meghan Markle. How can Prince Harry and the Royal Family be so lacking in discernment? One look at Meghan and most people would know that she’s had more reeds in her mouth than John Coltrane….

    • Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

      She’s ruined poor ‘arry. He’s going to end up a broken man like Prince Edward who also married a commoner. But at least she was White and stayed with him. This one is going to cash out big time after she finishes him off.

      • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 9:51 pm #

        Who was the White Ho that Prince Charles eventually married? The “Duchess of Suxxex/Sausage”?

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:33 am #

          Hmm… that’s not very funny, Pucker, or at least not up to your usual standard. Might be a REAL question?

          Last Camilla Parker-Bowles (née Shand) is the granddaughter of some obscure baron. Not particularly aristocratic in lineage, but not a Commoner, like the twin disasters (I’m sure the groupthink in Buck House has called them) that are Diana & Meghan.

          • GreenAlba January 23, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

            The Spencers (Diana’s family) can trace their ancestry back to the first Duke of Marlborough, I believe.

            I think Fergie was the first ‘disaster’ for Buck House, and even she is related to Charles II through some of his illegitimate children. The Queen’s children mostly married commoners – although the only one to stay married to his ‘first’ is Prince Edward, so far.

            So by the time it got to William there was little justification for pressure – no need to marry either a virgin or an aristo.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 6:16 pm #

            Right GA…my old memory is telling me that Diana was referred to as a Commoner – am I mistaken?

            Yes, Fergie was certainly a ‘disaster’. Kate Middleton IS a proper Commoner – even the money, made in ‘trade’, is new.

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm #

            I don’t remember, Majella, TBH, what was said at the time, but I recall knowing her lineage was solidly blue blooded, so I presume it was widely known. Her brother is the ninth Earl Spencer.

      • GreenAlba January 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

        “like Prince Edward who also married a commoner.”

        Unlike the actual heir to the throne – oh, wait…

    • elysianfield January 22, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

      “Good Ole Boy, tobacco-chewing,”

      Puck,
      You admit to this?

      “I don’t smoke, and I don’t chew, and I don’t go out with guys that do….”

      ” One look at Meghan and most people would know that she’s had more reeds in her mouth than John Coltrane….”

      Or you could say she has seen more dirty sausage than Upton Sinclair….

      • Pucker January 22, 2020 at 8:19 pm #

        I’m a bit of an onion, I’m afraid. I’ve got lots of layers, which include being a bit of a “Good ‘Ole Boy”….

        • elysianfield January 23, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

          Puck,
          Being a GOB is fine with me…it’s the chewing thang….

    • GreenAlba January 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

      “How can Prince Harry and the Royal Family be so lacking in discernment? ”

      Pucker, you do know that Waity Katy was groomed by her aspirational, ‘social climbing’ middle-class family and sent to St Andrews uni because William was there, don’t you? She has since made herself duly revered by agreeing to remain a personality-free zone, as is expected when you join The Firm as an outsider, otherwise it doesn’t end well.

      You are also aware the ‘classy royal’ Charles married Diana while conducting an affair with a married woman which he continued throughout their marriage, after getting an heir and a spare from the requisite virgin bride?

      Happily, Diana had her justified ‘fuck you’ moment before Harry was born, otherwise he wouldn’t have that lovely red hair. 🙂

      • GreenAlba January 23, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

        not ‘after getting an heir and a spare’, *while* getting an heir and a spare.

      • Majella January 24, 2020 at 5:26 am #

        GA – it’s a little difficult to subscribe to the theory that Harry isn’t Charles’, isn’t it? I mean, he sure looks like a Windsor…

        • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

          I don’t know, Majella. I don’t take that much of an interest but it’s a nice idea that she got her own back on her cheating coward of a husband. James Hewitt apparently says Harry was born before their affair started but only they know and perhaps some of what they say has a taste of the Mandy Rice-Davis-es about it (‘well, they would say that, wouldn’t they?’).

          I don’t see the Windsors in Harry myself but that doesn’t mean anything. He could be a bit more like the Spencers but not her, I suppose. I wouldn’t put money on him not being Charles’ son but who knows, really?

  60. fugeguy January 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    …and with impeachment (deep state gate 2.0) expected to be gone by mid next week:

    https://www.npr.org/2020/01/22/798500880/district-of-columbia-sues-inaugural-committee-for-grossly-overpaying-at-trump-ho

    Round 3 already teeing up…

  61. wwg1wga January 22, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi Jim!

    UCFUn!

    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/UCFUn.pdf

  62. Janos Skorenzy January 22, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/commentary/2020/01/mlk-is-post-white-americas-founding-father/

    MLK isn’t the last Founding Father – he’s the only one now, the rest relegated to history or the dead white president society. Maybe there will be more – but they won’t look like us or have anything to do with us.

    America was doomed once we started believing in racial equality or apologizing to the Indians and letting them be the “Native Americans” – as if they build all this.

  63. capt spaulding January 22, 2020 at 8:52 pm #

    Just read this article online:

    Justice Roberts Sternly Admonishes Impeachment Participants To Remember They’re At Complete Farce Of A Trial.

    After he gaveled the Senate to order Wednesday afternoon, Chief Justice Roberts sternly admonished both President Trump’s counsel, and House impeachment managers to remember they were participating in a complete farce of a trial. “As you address members of this deliberative body, please bear in mind that nothing you do or say will have any effect on the completely predetermined outcome of these proceedings”, said Roberts, exhorting the two sides to go ahead and promulgate lies, cite the Constitution, or engage in purely cynical bad-faith arguments, because none of it really mattered anyway.

    “I wish to remind you that this trial is a hollow exercise of decorum with no possibility of achieving productive results of any kind. We’re just going through the motions here, we all know how it’s going to end, so let’s at least try to keep it brief.”

    • Majella January 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm #

      Capt, did you find this at “The Onion”?

      The lying defense lawyers are embarrassingly obtuse.

      And McConnell/WH are utterly intent on suppressing any new evidence and witnesses. As George Conway – an actual Republican, not a Trumptard – asks…”Why? What are they afraid of?”

      • benr January 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm #

        Show me where in the Constitution the “crimes” the Radical Democrat Congress listed as grounds for Impeachment exist.

        You won’t find them because the Democrats have once again shredded the Constitution.
        They have effectively made the house more powerful than the executive branch and anyone who voted for this travesty should be brought up on a crime of breaking the Presidents civil rights.

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:10 am #

          That’s a laughable view.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:17 am #

            The Constitution impeachment clauses create a Court in the Senate, and require a Trial. The GOP Majority is the gang ‘shredding the constitution’, by not allowing a Trial.

            The Defense is a joke. There’s been NOT argument presented…just a religion of outright lies and ad hominems.

            Shame on all 53 of them.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:20 am #

            ‘There’s been NO argument presented, just a repetition of outright lies and ad hominems’.

            In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re lifting their finely-honed legally nonsensical talking points directly from the comments on this blog.

          • benr January 23, 2020 at 10:38 am #

            You have ZERO clue how all this works.
            Look up what the President can legally be impeached for and then cite the crime as written into the Constitution.

            See all you do is pontificate about nonsense with zero effort put into reality.
            The law states what it states and the DNC has broken the supreme law of the land.
            The entire DNC case has zero merit and should be dismissed so they can sling more mud at the wall and hope something sticks.

            You should educate yourself so you quit embarrassing yourself on this matter.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1mOkNohl8

            You will have zero argument if you watch this man educate you on why your side is WRONG on this matter and well Democrats are wrong on almost everything but this one goes beyond Democrat Republican. This issue goes straight to the heart of why the current crop of Democrats need to be thrown from office.

          • elysianfield January 23, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

            Laughable, but accurate….

          • benr January 24, 2020 at 7:49 pm #

            @majella

            No defense is needed as no crime has been brought up.

            Abuse of power that is subjective!
            Obstruction of Congress?
            You mean not signing a bill by their definition is obstruction!

            Your side is laughable if only they where not so dangerous and are the CLEAR and present danger to the Bill of rights and the Constitution!

      • Tate January 22, 2020 at 9:56 pm #

        But “obstruction of Congress” & “abuse of power” aren’t real charges.

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:12 am #

          Who says ? 53 Republican senators, is who. FFS!

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:12 am #

            Oh, and the several Trumpistas hereabouts…

          • Tate January 23, 2020 at 3:28 am #

            Congress can’t just ride roughshod over the Executive branch so “obstruction of Congress” is patently absurd.

            “Abuse of power” is so vague that it’s essentially meaningless. Unless they come up with more specific charges, it won’t fly. Of course, you already know all this.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 10:03 am #

        Hey, Majella, factfinders have already id’ed 12 lies stated by the House managers. Glass houses!

      • capt spaulding January 23, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

        Yes Majella, the Onion does a pretty good job, don’t you think?

        • Majella January 24, 2020 at 5:30 am #

          Indeed it does, but it’s not as absurdist as these foaming-at-the-mouth Trumptards hereabouts, Capt!

          • benr January 24, 2020 at 7:47 pm #

            lulz its not Trumpkins foaming and you know it.
            You are so afflicted with TDS it almost looks like rabies .

    • BackRowHeckler January 22, 2020 at 11:36 pm #

      Not to worry, this whole impeachment farce will be over within a week.

      53 Republicans voting as a block, with at least 2 Dems (Testor and Manchin) to acquit.

      Then that will be that. Time to move on to some other — as yet unspecified — scheme to undermine the President. Could be tax return issues, who knows?

      Brh

      • Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:22 am #

        There’s plenty of material, BRH.

      • fugeguy January 23, 2020 at 9:42 am #

        Not to worry the deep state is already teeing up round 3- see my post.

        Worth re-electing the T’ster just to see how much the demo’s will whore out themselves in round after round of made up gotcha.

        What a complete cast of clowns both sides have become.

        • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 11:09 am #

          One way to end it. Vote in a Conservative House.

  64. Majella January 23, 2020 at 1:08 am #

    So, people are saying that the Wuhan coronavirus is a hoax, a globalist plot (not sure which school of the ‘deep state’ but I’ve been assured by many hereabouts that the DS has factions, right) to control borders and have us all fearful (‘wide-terrorism’).

    Does that resonate with anyone here, like JohnAZ?

    • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:24 am #

      LOL they have no interest in shutting any borders down. My guess is they have been fine with diseases coming across the borders for a long time now.

      • Majella January 23, 2020 at 2:57 am #

        Ah…that’s what I mean! Tinfoil Hat logic leads one to the conclusion that it MUST be a giant hoax, because if there WAS a real disease threat, surely they’d be suppressing the information?

        (Sorry, Im new to conspiracy theory stuff…)

        • Nightowl January 23, 2020 at 4:18 am #

          Some of us might wonder how the above theories are any wilder than your solitary monologues about Dark Lord Putin, scandalous “Kompromat,” mysterious dossiers, sex workers forced to pee on Barack’s hotel bed, and the great Red Bot Army spreading Fake Nooz far and wide.

          Then there were assorted colorful ravings about Trump being Hitler, Mussolini, etc., the coming White Nationalist Neo-Nazi State.

          Then there were your claims of various crimes committed some time, some place, just waiting to be discovered. The evidence, oh the evidence. We could all see it, if only we just wanted to see it …

          When do the Trump Corporation extermination camps open up? I need to time my visit back home to avoid the chaos, and I am out of the loop on this stuff.

          • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2020 at 7:30 am #

            Nighowl

            You forgot to list

            Donald Trump is mentally I’ll, thus unfit for office, and must be removed using the 25th amendment.

            Entire volumes have been written by eminent psychiatrists on this subject. Of course, the motive of these Yale led doctors was simply ‘public service’s, no political angle whatsoever.

            Think of the effort and expense that went into writing and printing these books. How many copies do you think were sold? 100? 150? I dare say, anonymous posters on this roll probably have reached more readers than books on the presidents mental state.

            Brh

          • benr January 23, 2020 at 10:18 am #

            @brh

            If the Donald is mentally ill then so is ALL the Democrat party and all of their supporters and voters.
            Their behavior screams insanity as does their core platform and politics.

          • capt spaulding January 23, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

            “Nighowl, and mentally I’ll huh? Along with your fact checker, you need to use your spell checker.

        • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2020 at 7:35 am #

          All kinds of new viruses and diseases being brought into the country by tens of thousands of unvetted illegals from fetid Central American jungles, including a form of polio, meningitis, and measles.

          American kids have contracted these diseases and died.

          Brh

          • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 10:40 am #

            One theory of extinctions is the wiping out of populations by disease introduced by other populations when land masses come in contact. Ever since man started moving around the planet, he has infected populations and wiped them out. Leftist apologists love to blame the White man for the destruction of the Native American population. Yeah, they were severely beaten back, but mostly by disease from contact. Cortez’ victory against the Aztecs was due to disease.

            Disease limitation is another very rational and intelligent reason for construction of a wall and controlling immigration. Which is a perfect reason why the Left is against it.

            Watch Corona virus.

          • capt spaulding January 23, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

            Well, BRH, maybe they should have been vaccinated.

          • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

            I agree with that statement, Captain.

            There is a vocal anti vaccine movement in this state; incredibly, its educated white women — along with some libertarian types — who won’t get their kids vaccinated. They seem ignorant of the toll infectious diseases took on humanity before penicillin was introduced around 1940. Yet they think they are forward thinking, edgy and iconoclastic.

            Brh

        • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 9:06 am #

          Hmmm, I never suggested it was a hoax. Here is an interesting article about it. Perhaps it is actually a manufactured illness. Whether it has anything to do with the powers that be, who knows for sure?

          https://bigleaguepolitics.com/chinese-mad-science-viral-pandemic-starts-in-chinese-city-with-research-lab-for-worlds-most-dangerous-pathogens/

        • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm #

          (Sorry, Im new to conspiracy theory stuff…)

          Yea, give it up. You got Coincidence Theory all over you.

          • Majella January 23, 2020 at 3:57 pm #

            Druid – can you not see a tongue-in-cheek?

        • Majella January 23, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

          “…theories are any wilder than your solitary monologues about Dark Lord Putin, scandalous “Kompromat,” mysterious dossiers, sex workers forced to pee on Barack’s hotel bed, and the great Red Bot Army spreading Fake Nooz far and wide.”

          Please – point out where I’ve EVER delivered ‘solitary monologues’ on any of the listed items. You know, evidence of your accusations.

    • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 10:46 am #

      I address this later, but disease is more responsible for human life destruction than war or anything else. Contact between peoples without their innate immunities destroys whole populations throughout history. Native Americans, including the native Hawaiians are one good example. Populations become extinct by disease. Maybe though, that works for the good with you Leftists.

  65. Pucker January 23, 2020 at 2:48 am #

    Bernie Sanders may be fake? The Fix may be in?

    I think that the candidates get to pocket the excess campaign funds that they raise?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n6dFvqqjK6Y

  66. tucsonspur January 23, 2020 at 5:06 am #

    Bernie deserves some credit. His ticker takes a lickin’ but he keeps on tickin’. Keeps on truckin’ with a bum ticker. Should be thrown a ticker tape parade.

    • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      Bernie is a believer in government ownership of the means of production. He is a Communist by definition. The fact that he is such is an anathema to two generations of this country. It is also proof of the capability of two other generations to have the wool pulled over their eyes.

      • Majella January 23, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

        No, he’s not. Outright lie, JAZ

        • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 4:10 pm #

          You better read his platform. He wants huge chunks of our economy owned and run by the government. His number one target is always capitalism. Not a lie.

          • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

            Let’s see.

            Government control of:

            Healthcare. Medicare for all

            Colleges. Paying for college tuition owns the schools

            Schools. Government testing runs the agenda now.

            Energy. Will eliminate fossil fuels in favor of renewables.

            Hi tech. The government already controls the internet through the NSA. They are currently going after the social networks to control them. The Russia lie is an attempt by the Dems to control pro Conservative propaganda on the social media.

            The media. They control the media already, even Fox. And on and on. You live in a world of government control, you do not even understand a world without it.

            And it will get worse.

          • Majella January 24, 2020 at 5:34 am #

            You said ‘means of production’

            He refers to healthcare, a service. Yes it’s around 18% of the economy currently. Over time it’ll get into line with the rest of the civilised world and drop it half that while improving outcomes. Win-win.

            Are then any other services run by the government?

    • BackRowHeckler January 23, 2020 at 11:15 am #

      TS

      Yeah, Senator Sanders remains ambulatory, but what if he gets the nomination? What happens next August when he’s campaigning in Texas in 105°F heat? That 80 yo ticker might give out — succumb to the inevitable — 3 months from the election.

      Brh

  67. tucsonspur January 23, 2020 at 5:26 am #

    How dirty is the water momma?

    “The White House and the EPA had tried to stop the report from being published.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-drinking-water-widely-contaminated-050229550.html

    I hope Greta kicks both Trump and Mnuchin in the nuts.

    • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 9:47 am #

      Water is like every other resource. Infrastructure is insufficient and falling apart. It is another sign of the times, there is not enough capital around to support necessary infrastructure that is the responsibility of the various levels of government. Just like increasing homelessness, it is a sign that overpopulation of the US is starting to overwhelm the capability of its governments to support the folks.

      • GreenAlba January 23, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

        In this instance, JohnAZ, according to tusconspur’s linked article, the problem seems to be one of lack of regulation.

        No prizes for admitting which side likes a lack of regulation, even if it harms people’s health. Regulations are for wimps. Nothing to do with local politics this time, it would seem.

        “In 2018 a draft report from an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the risk level for exposure to the chemicals should be up to 10 times lower than the 70 PPT threshold the EPA recommends. The White House and the EPA had tried to stop the report from being published.”

        Colour me unsurprised. Colour me still not anxious for a trade deal with the US and the subsequent thumb of your corporations over our national government.

    • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 9:54 am #

      And just a reminder, the Left has controlled local politics for two generations. If you want to put the blame game on, look Left.

      • GreenAlba January 23, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

        Er, not this time.

        • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

          Yes this time. Regulations are only as good as the money required to enforce them. Thirty year old infrastructure falls apart, it needs to be rebuilt. That is all of it, including nuclear waste disposal, toxic chemical disposal, pipes, highways, electrical systems, power plants, computer systems.

          Our illustrious elite love it when they can insert computer systems, for example, but wait a minute, what do you mean I have to maintain and periodically replace them. You promised me increased productivity not recurrent increased costs.

          It is the same with everything else, no one wants to rebuild.

          Flint Michigan happened at a time of increased regulation. Crooked elite accomplished that.

          We have been waiting for a bipartisan infrastructure bill for two years from the losers in the Deep State. Oh, no. We have to get Trump. BTW, Trump is the author of the bill.

          For once, put the blame where it belongs.

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

            I still don’t see how you can argue this when the inadequacy of the regulatory level is there in black and white, with the White House and the EPA trying to hide their responsibility. The rest is obfuscation.

  68. JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 9:37 am #

    Well, yesterday they finally said it.

    I believe it was Schiff that stated that they Senate has to remove Trump and we cannot trust the 2020 election because the voters will be swayed by Trump’s influence.

    In other words, we are not capable of making a choice in the fall and the voters be damned.

    It is even worse than JHK has been talking about. The have declared war on the basic tenet of the republic, the vote. The uniparty coup attempt has been spoken aloud now.

    The leadership of the Democratic Party must be destroyed, they are power crazy.

    • fugeguy January 23, 2020 at 9:46 am #

      That is the end game.

      We lost the republic and now soon we will lose any pretext of democracy which as bad as it is, it is still way better than a dictatorship.

      If the leftist mind cannot get you to do what they want. expect to be beaten (to death if necessary) for your own good.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 9:52 am #

        Yep, the ends justify the means in the Left mind. They have to be stopped, their basis destroyed. I am not sure the GOP, conservatives in the country have the cojones to stop them. This sham in the Senate should already be over, shut down by a dismissal vote to shut down the Left. Watch and see, McConnell and the RINOS are going to knuckle under the SOBs before it is all over.

        • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 9:55 am #

          Then maybe a Muslim will.

    • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 9:55 am #

      It’s not just the Democratic Party though in the end. It’s a broad swath of most people involved in politics altogether. Most academics, most journalists, really all positions of power are suspect now. Anyone that is not America First should be suspect really. But that is the very problem. At least half of the country is not America First whatsoever (many aren’t real Americans) and wants to see the country fundamentally changed from what it was founded to be. The time for words and brains and conversations and false pleasantries is coming to an end. And a time of sheer power and brawn is arriving. Who has it in them to take the reins of power? The Marxists seem the most enthusiastic to take control and they don’t care how they do it. They aren’t going to play by rules and so far that is working for them quite well. Conservatives and Traditionalists honestly seem weak and tepid. Unless there is an overwhelming counterpunch without such a deep concern for following rules then I suspect they will win. At that point we will have no choice but to join the Muslims since they are really the only other people group directly fighting the Globalists.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 10:26 am #

        I agree with everything you said, except the Muslims. I agree with Janos that the end maybe close at hand. The “olde” America is dying at the grassroots level as we are just being replaced by a new population of crazy Leftists. As we are a republic, if the majority says that “normal “ folks, as we define it, family oriented, religious, moral, respectful, binary sex, independent, liberty loving are a thing of the past, it will happen. There is no defense against the majority. The success of the Left is the gradual, two generations worth, development of a majority of “non normal” folks. The biggest change is their dependence on the government and a general lack of concern about their own liberty. The illegals are the best example, they have never known anything but government dependence, and they carry their dependence here.

        Two countries that have fought diversity, Israel and Japan, do not face this Leftist takeover. China too. Maybe that is why the Soros crowd have zeroed in on the US for takeover. We are easy pickings.

        And we are our own worst enemy.

        • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 11:03 am #

          Right but it sounds like you ultimately are completely resigned to it. Israel is dominated by Leftists for the most part if what we hear about them is even remotely close to the truth. There is no defense against the majority? Sounds like you are admitting we already live in a tyranny then. And thus American Democracy was always about the tyranny of the majority. No matter how ill informed and undeveloped that majority is.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 23, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

            Careful: The “Left” and “Right” of Israel are both passionately pro-Israel and Jewish. Their Socialism is National Socialism to the extent they have it.

            The “Left” and “Right” of the Western Nations are both passionately anti-nation and anti-White.

            There’s nothing wrong with individualism or collectivism. Having a balance is the all important factor. What is utterly wrong is being against yourself, your nation, and your people. Thus the Jews have it right and we have it wrong – and that’s the way they like it. Watch what they do, never what they say. They don’t mean us well – understatement of this Age.

            Again, every Society must have both elements if it is to prosper. The John Az’s who want a triumph of individualism or the Commies who want a triumph of collectivism are simply the ideological enemies within.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 2:03 pm #

            Indeed Jan, watch what we do, and be like us:

            There’s no Jew who will impose his/her beliefs on you. We can debate you because that’s how we’ll hopefully all find our answers, but that’s where it ends. Compare that to Christianity and Islam who actively seek to convert others and to dominate the world, often by murderous force.

            Speaking of white nationalists, here are some examples for you to emulate:
            https://youtu.be/fd-4dU7-N_s
            https://youtu.be/BRwA0kwpSzI
            https://youtu.be/bvb5Vt8YPAA
            https://youtu.be/RJsIzDMnMUg

          • Janos Skorenzy January 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

            Indeed Akmo, we should do just that. It would be the end of your power over us – as you well know. And you would do anything to prevent that, including starting World War Three.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm #

            Yes, I know Jan. We must end of our power over you so you can continue with your long history of reptilian predations. Like I said, I see you for what you are, always. So will others.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

            Its because your influence is exerted in a subtle and covert way. Many people don’t realize you pull all the strings. And those who say so can get into big trouble. Listen to how you talk. You’re confident of your complete control. Even saying that Israel will be the standard for how the whole world will be judged. So you don’t have to force your beliefs onto a world that you have already structured to your advantage. Your beliefs are baked into the design.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

            Right, because a predatory reptile is really seeking balance in all things I’m totally sure. My goodness, you really can’t help yourself can you! No one is referring to you or your people as non-human so at least you could show your opponents the same respect.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm #

            What’s your objection? That we imposition on you God’s morals so that you don’t subjugate and murder the whole world, including your own. Keep hissing your forked tongue, snake. I see you for what you are, and so will others.

          • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

            We do live in a tyranny. A tyranny of the Left, starting in the late 1960s and accelerating during the last thirty years. They almost got their Leftist utopia with Hillary, but oops.

    • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 10:26 am #

      The leadership of the Democratic Party must be destroyed
      ==

      Moral bankruptcy always proceeds physical bankruptcy. John, they are already dead and destroyed. We’re just waiting for God’s wind to blow their ashes away.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 10:28 am #

        Destroyed? How come they are standing in front of the US Senate trying to get RINO senators to turn traitor to their country?

        • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 11:02 am #

          They have no credibility, they are already dead and destroyed. The Soviets the Nazis and all the countless others were strongest when they collapsed.

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 11:05 am #

            Remember that pride comes before the fall. God will judge all. From the first to the last. Yea, even Israel shall be judged.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 11:18 am #

            Israel is the judgement by which you all shall be judged. Best you all understand that.

          • elysianfield January 23, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

            “Israel is the judgement by which you all shall be judged. Best you all understand that.”

            mofo,

            Probably. I expect that we will all be screwing through sheets before this is over….

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

            @elysianfield

            Little 1 year old Shira (song) playing in her Israeli playground.
            Next Dalai Lama?

            https://youtu.be/j0mjbLcmaDs

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

            @elysianfield

            No shits involved:
            Arab speaking Christian Israeli IDF Officer visiting Poland’s Holocaust sites:
            https://youtu.be/TpxoabjWOZE

            These truths shouldn’t be necessary to post except that we are drowning in malicious and scurrilous Vatican propaganda lies

          • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

            And what is Vatican propaganda really? The message of Christ? No we will not be judged according to the standard of Israel. That is not written and you know it.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

            Everything outside the Hebrew Bible is Vatican propaganda.

            That includes EVERYTHING from Darwinian/Evolution to the “Big Bang” to Romanism/Communism to the UN/NWO to the Pope/Caesar/God and his gold and marble palaces to Muhmud and his maniacs to the bogus PSYOPS Messiah/God and anti-critic of ROME invented after the WAR ON THE JEWS.

  69. beantownbill. January 23, 2020 at 10:32 am #

    Nadler and Schiff, what a pair. Makes me embarrassed for my religion. Where’s the inspiring, high rhetoric? We’ve fallen a long way. Maybe our vicissitudes are nothing more than a reversion to the mean. One possibility I see is that we’ll be a country of enclaves: Every population aggregation will have pockets of the protected,wealthy, while the rest will live a mean existence struggling daily to survive.

    Middle class? What the hell was that?

    • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      You may be right about our economic trajectory. Surely a massively growing population complete with millions and millions crossing the border without incident is going to tighten available resource supplies to the point where the daily struggle to survive is going to be a thing again for most people.

      And hey, at least your leaders fight for you. Ours would rather feed us to dogs and for us to just die. At this point I would happily replace the White Elite with Jewish Aristocrats if the Jewish Aristocrats were equally loyal to us. I just don’t imagine that will ever occur though.

      • beantownbill. January 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

        Uh, I’m an American, who happens to be Jewish. Your leaders are my leaders. I support Israel and its right to exist. Israelis are my family, but like, say, Italians who have Grandparents and cousins in the old country and still consider themselves Americans, I am the same.

    • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      Why Bill? Them are Vatican commie anti-Jews. They succumbed to and were consumed by Vatican propaganda and were rewarded for their feeble mindedness as star manikins in the Vatican gov mafia staged theater. Them are no different than Marx, Soros, Blumenthal, Chomsky, etc. Commie/Nazi losers and traitorous agents of the Vatican.

    • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 11:44 am #

      Bill,

      Hinduism’s Message:
      https://youtu.be/Bx9OWjO97rk

    • elysianfield January 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

      “Middle class? What the hell was that?”

      Bill,
      A population that is willing and able to spend.

      • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

        In the Renaissance, the bourgeoisie arose as a group of merchants and guilds men. Until then, society was comprised of two classes, the ruling nobility and the serfs, the proletariat. Entrepreneurial and creative, the middle class has always elevated society. That is why their destruction by the Politics of today is a catastrophe.

  70. elysianfield January 23, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The BBC reports, this AM, that a shooting has occurred in Seattle, with one killed and more than a few injured. Police are currently looking for the suspect, described as a…”gunman”.

    I think I saw that bastard yesterday at the 7-11 sucking down a Slurpee….

  71. volodya January 23, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

    Sophia, I’m getting to be a cranky old fart and I can tell you all about aging. 

    Age is a problem in political leaders, especially presidents, not just because of advancing decrepitude and decreasing cognitive function, but because people tend to fight the last war. While experience counts for something, so does inexperience.

    I saw it in the business world, and you maybe saw it, this is how we’ve always done it, this is how we look at things, this is the culture of the company. Yeah and so what say the young turks. And maybe the young turks should be listened to. 

    You see it all the time. French leadership post WW1 were fixated on an approach of static lines of defense, just like in WW1, which were of no use against an adversary whose officer corp was a hive of entrepreneurial innovation and who espoused mobile warfare. “Blitzkreig” they called it, or “lightning war” in English. And the consequences for France and for Europe were catastrophic. 

    Times change whether for the better or otherwise and for myself, I’m like the rest of them, I blather on and on about how things were 50 and 60 and 70 years ago. Did you notice my story about how French generals missed the boat on Blitzkreig? Long ago that was. That’s what I’m talking about, we live in the past. 

    And it would be fine insofar as historical lessons can be learned, but then historical lessons are of limited use in plotting out the future. And besides, nobody learned from history and nobody ever will. 

    That constitutional amendment to limit presidents to two terms was a great idea.

    • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      Where is the constitutional amendment to limit terms of Congress and the Senate? Stasis created by seniority is limiting to a society.

      But then so is continuous and frantic change. A blend of energy with wisdom is the best.

      • volodya January 23, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

        Where is the constitutional amendment to limit terms of Congress and the Senate?

        Good question.

        No question, you have to muck out the barn every so often.

        • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

          No ammendment needed. Re-elect Nobody. Too simple for Americans, I sippose.

          • volodya January 23, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

            There’s that.

            But a lot of people prefer the devil they know and so that devil keeps stinkin’ up the joint.

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

            Like a ” Dead End ” sign on an airport runway.

        • Majella January 25, 2020 at 7:12 pm #

          Turkeys rarely vote for Christmas.

    • elysianfield January 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

      volodya,
      Sooo…youth lacks wisdom, but has flexibility… the aged lack flexibility, but have wisdom. Where is the goldilocks zone? 40? 50?
      …Or is there one?

      I knew, in my youth,with absolute certainty, answers to the great issues of our culture and lives.

      Now, in my dotage, I know not a god damned thing….

      With wisdom, you can see other sides of an issue…other perspectives. Youth can only parrot what it is taught or found in a book.

      I’ll take Old age, treachery and wisdom, over youth, inexperience and hormonally driven optimism….

      #GretaThunberg/DavidHogg/AOC/adnauseum

  72. fugeguy January 23, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

    Interesting take:

    https://news.yahoo.com/chinas-coronavirus-has-the-same-death-rate-as-the-spanish-flu-pandemic-that-killed-50-m-people-151608803.html

    “This [2019-nCoV’s death rate] could be 2%, similar to Spanish flu,” said Professor Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London.

    Kind of an early call- hope they are wrong (what’s 2% of 8 billion?).

    • malthuss January 23, 2020 at 11:03 pm #

      2% of a billion = 20 million.
      8 x 20 = 160 million.

      USA population before LBJ opened the 3rd world floodgates.

      • fugeguy January 24, 2020 at 9:11 am #

        Scary stuff. Probably ok this time but sooner or later. Can’t believe how quickly this is spreading.

  73. Janos Skorenzy January 23, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

    George Zimmerman, American Thinker, January 20, 2020 via American Renaissance.

    I love just about all Clint Eastwood movies, but Richard Jewell is in a class by itself. This one was personal. This one Clint Eastwood made for me. Only a handful of people in America know what it’s like to be Richard Jewell and unfortunately, I’m one of them. Mr. Eastwood got it right. Two thumbs up!

    I rarely ever go to the movies. Nearly seven years after my acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I still have to be very cautious about where I go. A few years ago, a man took a shot at me and missed my head by inches. He will be in prison for another dozen years or so, but every time I see my name trend on Twitter, I am reminded there are people out there who would like to pick up where the assassin left off.

    My gut reaction in watching Richard Jewell was sadness. The film reminded me just how much heartache an accusation this heinous puts a parent through. For those who don’t know the story, Richard found a suspicious backpack in Centennial Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics. He alerted authorities to the backpack and helped clear the area.

    Two people were killed when the bomb inside the backpack went off, but many more would have been killed if Richard had not acted on his suspicions. For a brief period, people called him a hero, but then the media and the FBI turned on him and accused him without evidence of being an attention-seeking security guard. They call it “trial by media,” and it is beyond horrible.

    This movie hit home. I absolutely identified. Richard and I were both cop wannabes — or so the media told us. We were both gullible. We both believed law enforcement had our best interests at heart. We both believed reporters wanted the truth. We both believed everyone was basically good and then we both realized what fools we had been to believe all that.

    As I sat there in the dark, my stomach in knots, I found myself wishing Richard was still alive so I could reach out and hug him and tell him, “Yes, Richard, you are a hero.”

    I know as only a few others do how gut wrenching it is to be at the center of the storm like this. You can only imagine what people think of you. You worry that everyone thinks you are the monster the media created.

    Emotionally, I struggled. I imposed a kind of house arrest on myself. I did not want to see people or be seen. I questioned everyone’s intentions, even those close to me. Yes, I was acquitted, but after the trial, when the head prosecutor Angela Corey was asked to sum me up in a word, she said “murderer.” I was devastated. In watching the movie, I was reminded of how my mother must have felt to hear this.
    After the trial it took me years to regain my balance. At the time I was thinking if people want to look at me as a villain, I will be that villain, the hell with them all. Without the unconditional love of my parents I never would have pulled out of that spiral.

    This is something else Richard and I had in common — a fierce, loving mother. Kathy Bates, who played Richard’s mom, gave a heart stopping performance. She is nominated for an Academy Award. She deserves to win.

    One advantage I had over Richard was a father who loved me just as much as my mother did. One advantage we both had was a gladiator of an attorney who always had our back. For me, that was Don West. I am thankful Mark O’Mara took my case, but it was West who won my confidence. When you go through an ordeal as intense as the one Richard and I did, it is essential to have someone who totally believes in you.

    Richard died at 44 of natural causes. I have got to believe the stress of it all shortened his life. He did not get the chance to see himself vindicated on screen. Yes, he was cleared before he died, but that story was buried. So many people who just read the headlines still remembered him as a glory-seeking loser.

    The people who just read the headlines still think I stalked and murdered a little boy because he was black. They have no idea that Trayvon was a skilled street fighter, a half a foot taller than me, who attacked me out of nowhere as I was walking to my car.

    I am grateful for the vindication that Joel Gilbert’s brilliant new film, The Trayvon Hoax, provides me. Joel may not be Clint Eastwood, but he is a truth teller of the first order. I am thankful too to all those people who stood by me when the world told them not to.
    At the end of the day, Richard Jewell and I had something else in common — we knew who our real friends were.

    JS: Don’t be fooled by the heart rending humility and nice guy exterior – this is a Great Man, a Warrior in all senses of the word. Now and then the clouds slip away to reveal the glory of this Soul – such as when anyone comes up against him. One is reminded of Jeremiah Johnson. None of the Crow Braves who sought him out to scalp him ever returned after finding him. The Force was strong with him as it is with George.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 23, 2020 at 2:12 pm #

      It’s fascinating how George, an all American Mutt, fell thru the cracks. He was what the Elite said they wanted, yet they went onto throw him under the bus, calling him “a White Hispanic”.

      Hispanics for their part never championed him despite his Hispanic looks and his Peruvian mother. Because he didn’t identify that way? Or because of his Jewish name? And the Jews didn’t identify with him since descent goes thru the mother, at least I assume that’s why. In any case, he was a sacrificial lamb despite being exactly what the Elite say they want. Perhaps they don’t really value mutts after all? Or just for us but not for themselves? Because it weakens a populace and make them easy to control since they are disunited.

      • SoftStarLight January 23, 2020 at 2:43 pm #

        Ah that is an interesting perspective and you’re right. George’s Brown-ness and Jewish-ness couldn’t help him because he defied the narrative and the schematics. If George would have shot a White man, or heck, even a White woman for that matter, we probably wouldn’t even know his name or who he was or what the story was.

      • malthuss January 23, 2020 at 9:42 pm #

        1/8 african?

    • Tate January 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

      Maybe someday there will be a big-screen production on the George Zimmerman lynching. Where is the Trayvon Hoax documentary(if such it be) available? I’d like to see it.

      Zimmerman is a man who believes in the “American Dream” trope passionately. We can understand it as an expression of who he personally is — a mixed-race individual (the Melting Pot & all that.) As with all such fantasies, there is a kernel of truth to it. Well, George, living it earnestly, it chewed you up & spit you out. Careful going too gung-ho on the citizenism, wipipo.

      • Tate January 23, 2020 at 5:14 pm #

        Never mind, I found it on Vimeo.

  74. messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

    akmofo says, “There’s no Jew who will impose his/her beliefs on you.”

    Are you still insisting no difference between jews and Zionists?

    • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 3:48 pm #

      If you’re not a Zionist you have no business calling yourself a Jew. Anti-Zionists are Vatican agents and stooges.

      • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

        “What’s your objection? That we imposition on you God’s morals so that you don’t subjugate and murder the whole world, including your own.”

        Like you are doing to the Palestinians ?

        • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm #

          What am I doing? Exposing your lying staged FAKE NEWS and your fake nationals from Syria and Egypt that invaded and are occupying our land? Israel is not Arabia, not is it Eurabia.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

            We remember your al-Dura hoaxes and your decades long scummy propaganda. Neither will our cousins who were used and abused by you ever forget. One day they’ll be coming after you. They will not be as merciful and pleasant as we. They will exact revenge that you deserve.

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

            “Exposing your lying staged FAKE NEWS and your fake nationals from Syria and Egypt that invaded and are occupying our land?”

            So, these “fake nationals” as you call them deserve to be subjugated and murdered because they are trespassing?

            When did they [ Bedouin Jahalin, al-Kaabneh, al-Azazmeh, al-Ramadin and al-Rshaida ] invade?

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

            “There’s no Jew [ aka zionist] who will impose his/her beliefs on you.”

            Is it your belief that jews/zionists own Palestine? Are you imposing this belief upon the occupants since 1948?

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm #

            Israel was Israel for a thousand years before the word Arab or Roman ever existed. There’s no Palestine. Never was. The term cannot even be pronounced in Arabic. That’s how stupid the whole thing is.

            The many many multitudes of foreigners from all over the world living on our land, enjoy a life they do not even dream to enjoy anywhere else, including the US. They all know this. They all know where paradise is — it’s where the Jews are — and that’s why they all came to Israel to work for Jews. Jews who were and still are bringing the land back to life. Even with all the billions you pay Jihadists to murder us Jews, you are losing their heart and mind. Your Roman propaganda will die and disappear along with you.

            Islamic leaders make ‘groundbreaking’ visit to Auschwitz
            https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkFwcHv11U

          • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 9:28 pm #

            Ok, just admit it, you actually do impose [ or at least wish to impose ] your beliefs on others.

          • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 10:39 pm #

            Foreigners and newcomers to our land are just that. These are facts, they’re not beliefs. There’s no imposition on our part when we insist on the truth of things. We don’t impose our religion on anyone. You’re free to be a Satanic moron as long as it don’t concern me. No one cares or will ever ask you to be Jewish. But with you Vatican Satanists everything is backasswards. Your malice for YeHeVeH is such that desert Bedouins from Arabia who transported spice from India to Europe through Israel are now considered “Palestinian”. And you pay them billions to stage your scripted lie. Arabia being a thousand kilometers away from Israel. This is the Satanic sophistry and propaganda you and your Vatican slave masters champion.

          • messianicdruid January 24, 2020 at 1:52 am #

            How can anyone have a conversation with one who makes such hysterical, misdirected accusations?

            “There’s no imposition on our part when we insist on the truth of things.”

            This is all I am doing. I ask a simple question, which seems to upset you and suddenly I’m a satanist.

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 7:14 am #

            You know your “questions” are dishonest and they been proven dishonest time and again. Your “questions” are designed to propagate lies. Your insistence on this tact is pure Satanism. It’s pure antiemetic provocation. You know every one of my answers because it is all common knowledge, but you insist on your Vatican propaganda provocations. There’s no other way to describe it but Satanism.

      • malthuss January 23, 2020 at 11:04 pm #

        heil bibi

        • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 1:03 am #

          Don’t forget to put on your gay uniform when you make your Roman salute

  75. messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

    “Compare that to Christianity and Islam who actively seek to convert others and to dominate the world, often by murderous force.”

    You are confusing churchianity with christianity.

    • akmofo January 23, 2020 at 3:58 pm #

      Christianity was defined as Romanism until very recently.

      • KesaAnna January 23, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

        True !

        So true , I’m almost driven to ask , ” Are you sure you don’t want to retract , or modify , that statement ?? ”

        I could very well be the only person here whose panties are not put in something of a twist by that statement.

        I have no problem with it. Zero.

        • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 9:37 pm #

          ” Are you sure you don’t want to retract , or modify , that statement ?? ”

          Define or be defined. I would be interested in the meaning of ” very recently “.

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 8:05 am #

            Christianity that’s defined as non-Roman Catholic and non-Eastern Orthodox Romanism. It’s only very recently that pro Jewish/Israel Evangelical Christianity which rejects both Romanisms mentioned above came into being. So how recent is recent? Google it yourself!

  76. Pucker January 23, 2020 at 6:10 pm #

    In all fairness to the Iranians (called Persians before 1935), I think that it’d be tough living next to such nasty people as the A-rabs? There are Muslims, and then there are A-rabs…. I read a book once which said that the favorite dish of a member of the Saudi Royal Family (huge, obese bloke) at the time was a McDonald’s Big Mac served on a tray made of solid gold. True story…. And the Saudi’s give huge bucks to the American Elite….. I read that shortly after 911 the Bushes surreptitiously spirited a bunch of Saudi’s out of the US before the F…BI knocked on their doors. This was a huge priority for the Bush family.

    The A-rabs used to be big investors in Manhattan real estate. And then the Russian oligarchs started laundering money in Manhattan real estate. Trump made big money allegedly laundering dirty Russian money into Manhattan real estate through Cyprus banks. Apparently, this is common knowledge in the legal community in New York City. They could have probably legitimately dragged Trump through the mud for that, but the Hitch was that the Russians that Trump was colluding with were Putin’s enemies or “Our Russians”. Go figure….

    America was never meant to be an Empire. America was never meant to have a large central government with a permanent standing army. It’s all Gone Wrong…as all Empires do eventually…, It’s now definitely got that “End of Empire” feel to it, like the “Corinthian Leather” in those 1970’s Ricardo Montalban Chrysler Córdoba TV commercials.

    Córdoba. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tfKHBB4vt4c

    Michael Axworthy
    Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day

    • malthuss January 23, 2020 at 11:07 pm #

      dirty money from what crimes?

  77. KesaAnna January 23, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

    ” He was supposed to go after Hillary – remember? He gave his word on national TV….. ”

    ^ Janos , cutting Donald Trump off at the knees.

    ” You inhabit a different universe…? ”

    ^ Majella , apparently completely fucking ignoring that Janos just stabbed Trump in the guts.

    Gee , does anyone here detect what is wrong with this picture ?

    • Majella January 24, 2020 at 5:41 am #

      My remark was not aimed at what Janos posted. Rather it was aimed at another fool’s post nearby. I can’t be arsed to go back and track it down.

      • Majella January 24, 2020 at 5:53 am #

        Oh, I recall. It was JohnAZ fantasizing about Himself getting back at all the nasty, evil, unappreciative critics he has to endure.

        Poor FFvCS! Poor JAZ!

        • benr January 24, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

          Well for once you have spoken truth Trump is all about pay backs for slights.

          That’s another reason Democrats hate him so they are used to Republicans rolling over but not Trump he fires right bac at them and they HATE IT.

  78. capt spaulding January 23, 2020 at 8:27 pm #

    I see that Trump and McConnell are talking about doing some cuts to Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid. Saw this news in the LA Times. Apparently they need the cuts to offset that trillion dollar tax break they gave to the wealthy. I’m sitting pretty good because I took care of business when it counted, but I know some hard core Republicans who have nothing but SS to count on. I suppose Trump’s gonna fix them up just like he did with the farmers when he raised the tariffs on China.

    The farmers up here around me, are whining pretty loud about that one, and of course the delicious irony is that most of them are conservatives and MAGA boys who just love Donald. By the time the National Conservative Party gets done with us, we’ll all be out there pickin’ shit with the chickens. Most of us, any way. I’ll do pretty good and isn’t that all that really counts?

  79. Pucker January 23, 2020 at 9:00 pm #

    Where are we with the Utopia of Fusion Energy?

    They’ve got a lager called “Cold Fusion” beer. It probably goes down Super Smooth and with a nice, frothy head on one of those hot global warming days as you’re watching the Left on TV trying to grab a mandate and power to push people around in the name of saving the planet and building Green Skyscrapers.

    “And up from the ground cuma bubble’n crude…
    Oil, and highly concentrated Carbon, that is…
    Black Gold…
    Texas Tea….”

    • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 1:04 am #

      We don’t need no stinking fusion.

      Windmills will be meeting our need for electricity. Houston and NYC will be powered up by windmills.

      That’s the current plan.

      Brh

  80. KesaAnna January 23, 2020 at 9:06 pm #

    ” No one is referring to you ( Akmofo ) or your people as non-human so at least you could show your opponents the same respect. ”

    — SoftStarLight.

    ………umm.

    I think that , if in a weird sort of way , it is far more respectful to admit that you hate someone , or are indifferent to someone ,

    than to hate someone , or be indifferent to some one , but to represent it otherwise.

    That is anything but respectful it seems to me.

    Or , at the very least , the candor , even if it hurts , is ultimately of greater use , maybe to you , or maybe to your enemies , but in any case in an impartial way.

    Janos once asked me who I thought was your greatest enemy ?

    My answer would be two – fold ;

    — Your own American nationalism , whether from the left or the right .

    I’m sorry , but I really don’t think it takes psychic powers , or genius , to see that , whatever was true prior to 1920 – 1940 , since then , the only way you are going to have a common culture from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico , from the North Carolina Outer Banks to Big Sur ,

    is to impose it with brute force.

    Whether that brute force imposed from without comes from the left , or from the right , whether you call it totalitarian , or authoritarian ,

    I doubt you are going to appreciate the distinction when you feel it applied to your own hide.

    — From roughly 1840 to 1960 , the British Empire.

    I am not going to recount here the hundred and one times that the British , with smiles and pats on the back , led you down the garden path , basically fucked you eight ways to Sunday , to further the interests of their bloody parasitical empire.

    — To sum up ; Flattery , self – flattery , and smiles , did you a thousand – fold greater harm than all the daggers aimed at your heart from your worst enemies.

    If North America has been undone , it was that , first and foremost.

    • JohnAZ January 23, 2020 at 9:26 pm #

      Why do we refer to Hate as though it is a normal state instead of a sign of insanity. Hate hate hate. People who hate others for no other reason than color, or political leaning are crazy.

      Maybe societal acceptance of the state of Hate is a sign of the times today.

      I will guarantee you one thing, if things keep going in the Hate direction, it will not make any difference who wins the political games of 2020, this country is done and will start balkanizing next year. It will be interesting how that will occur, but it definitely will.

      • messianicdruid January 23, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

        “People who hate others for no other reason than color, or political leaning are crazy.”

        People who despise others for no other reason than color, or political leaning are crazy.

        The word is misused. I use it in the same sense Jesus uses it – ‘ to love less ‘ .

        Everyone on the planet loves the other less than he loves his own. Everybody except those who are actually crazy.

        I despise murderers, rapists, thieves and liars. But I love them enough to tell them the good news.

        One of the signs of the end is that people would be ” without natural affection “.

        • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 10:03 am #

          That is a very good point too.

      • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 5:00 am #

        I don’t think hate is as prevalent as you think it is. People on this site likely consume a lot of media both mainstream and non, otherwise they would likely not be here, as JHK is not all that well-known in the grand scheme of things. We seek information (most of us).

        You are currently being exposed to an inordinate amount of hate by following politics, by design. This is particularly true if you visit social media sites like Twitter, where their algorithms promote certain content and supress other content.

        I recall there was an ex-Tweetface bigwig saying that he strongly regretted his role in developing various social media sites, as SM is designed to make one fearful and anxious.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 1:11 am #

      Yes, I agree. The first duty of the Conqueror (that’s Us boys and girls – just like the Black lady just said) is to bear the hatred of the Conquered. But we pretended that they loved us or something. And then when that became too preposterous to bear (cuz the mind hates dissonance), we admitted they were right and we were wrong and not only evil, but uniquely evil. That they (the Indians) were the real Americans, not us. Now they would love us! Ditto with the Blacks in a different way. Now the same with the Hispanics.

      We should have just admitted the Truth – and remained the Bad Asses they said we were and that in fact we once were. Their hatred will never end, now we have simply added contempt to it as well. It will end when we end – and that end is coming.

    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 9:47 am #

      You’re right Kesa. Thank you for this post.

  81. Pucker January 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

    “No, I do not believe that Joe Biden is corrupt. Senator Biden is a good friend of mine. Let me be clear: I’m running against the Establishment, but we’ve got to come together and support the Billionaires to defeat Trump so that some of us “Progressives” can get our non-productive Party jobs. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine since I’ll get to pocket the millions in left over campaign donations that disappointed Millennials contributed to my campaign. Go Biden! Go Hillary!”

    Bernie Sanders

  82. BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 12:59 am #

    “As your President, 1/3 of my Cabinet will consist of transgender and ‘non-binary’ people.” – Liz Warren

    “When I am your president, every year, in a Rose Garden ceremony, we will honor contributions non binary and transgender citizens have made, and honor those that have been murdered. We will build a monument honoring transgender and non binary people” – Liz Warren

    Well, Pete Buttgieg not withstanding, I’d say candidate Warren has the non binary and transgender vote sewed up. But we’re talking .006% of the electorate. Will that be enough to put her over the top?

    Out in Iowa, at a Q&A, Warren was asked, when student loans are forgiven by executive order, would those people who paid back their loans, or didn’t take out any in the first place but worked 2 jobs and saved up for tuition, get a refund? Or are they just suckers.

    Turns out the answer is no, they won’t get a refund, and yes, they are suckers.

    Brh

    • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 4:52 am #

      I am a fairly open-minded guy, but I cannot imagine the absurdity of this, were it actually realized.

      • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 8:47 am #

        Well, the strategy seems to be going whole hog for people who statistically don’t even exist. Whether or not it’s a winning strategy we’ll find out in a few weeks. But conjuring up freaks out of thin air and announcing you will make them a central part of your administration if you are elected indicates you are not a serious person or a serious candidate.

        Brh

  83. BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 1:21 am #

    “CASE DISMISSED DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE” – Chief Justice Robert’s

    Court is adjourned..

  84. messianicdruid January 24, 2020 at 1:53 am #

    How can anyone have a conversation with one who makes such hysterical, misdirected accusations?

    “There’s no imposition on our part when we insist on the truth of things.”

    This is all I am doing. I ask a simple question, which seems to upset you and suddenly I’m a satanist.

    • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 7:31 am #

      You know your “questions” are dishonest and they been proven dishonest time and again. Your “questions” are designed to propagate lies. Your insistence on this tact is pure Satanism. It’s pure antisemitic provocation. You know every one of my answers because it is all common knowledge, but you insist on your Vatican propaganda provocations. There’s no other way to describe it but Satanism.

      • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 7:49 am #

        Furthermore, you don’t give a shit for the welfare of others in our region. Your only interest in this is to support Israel’s present enemies, enemies that youz yourselves created, support financially and diplomatically and with your blatantly false propaganda, so as to cause harm to Jews and Israel. That’s Vatican Satanism. That’s what you do and that’s what you are.

        • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 9:55 am #

          You are speaking for the Father of Lies. I saw your post upthread denying Christ as some sort of PSYOPS operation. Your only interest is syphoning the life force and blood of every nation on earth for the purposes and use of Israel. Clearly you are part of the anti-Christ system. You will worship him when he calls himself god and brings back the sacrifices in the temple. We know your plans. Just know that you are already defeated. You can destroy us, you can destroy our bodies, as you often do to Palestinian children in your occupied zones, but you cannot destroy Truth. It will come for you when you least expect it and when it does there is no where you can go to hide.

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 10:27 am #

            There you go you old viper. Good to see you have the old venom flowing.

            And now here’s a little more truth for you. Your Christ God is Caesar, literally. Everything in your scriptures mirrors exactly the War campaign of Caesar in Judea, one to one and in perfect sequence. Joseph Atwill wrote a whole book describing and detailing these matches in place, time, and action. But because you are so stupid I’ll explain to you what this means. It means that your Caesar Christ God was invented by the Roman Caesars AFTER 73 CE when the war campaign was over, and that your Caesar Christ God is a dark satirical joke at your expense. Your Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are none other than the Flavian Caesars: Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, in that order. You are worshiping Caesar and ROME, as you always have, you stupid Roman hag.

          • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

            ” It means that your Caesar Christ God was invented by the Roman Caesars AFTER 73 CE when the war campaign was over, and that your Caesar Christ God is a dark satirical joke at your expense. Your Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are none other than the Flavian Caesars: Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian, in that order. You are worshiping Caesar and ROME, as you always have, you stupid Roman hag.”

            mofo,
            I knew it! I must have said the same thing 1000 times….

          • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

            @elysianfield
            Police instinct is very good, but never as good to Jewish knowledge.

        • messianicdruid January 24, 2020 at 10:28 am #

          “Christianity that’s defined as non-Roman Catholic and non-Eastern Orthodox Romanism. It’s only very recently that pro Jewish/Israel Evangelical Christianity which rejects both Romanisms mentioned above came into being.”

          I reject them all. This fact is what makes your accusations hysterical and misdirected. The Kingdom of God is a form of government, not a religion. I have ” come out from among them ” and am expunging all traditions and commandments of men from my thought.

          Dispensationalism is the tool used to bring the gullible into the service of those who reject the King of Israel.

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 10:50 am #

            You have no credibility because you are fundamentally a liar, being dealer of Vatican propaganda lies. My characterization stands.

            There is no King of Israel. The Kingdom of God is not a form of government and not a religion. It is a way of being in the Character of YeHeVeH. There are no commandments of God! There are only illuminated guidelines for us to follow in the path to light. God gave you the freedom to be a Satanist. It is for you to learn your dark lessons, or not.

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