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Despite the antics of all the CNN “panelists” with their hair on fire over The Wall, the public now surely gets the actual drift of the situation: The Left does not want to regulate comings-and-goings along the US-Mexico border. Not the least little bit. The reason is well-understood too: the DNC views everyone coming across as a potential constituent, as well as a household employee. The craven Republicans in congress have hardly peeped up on the subject, either, with sheep’s eyes on the Hispanic voter bloc. So, it’s up to the Ballbuster-in-Chief — a.k.a. the Golden Golem of Greatness — to draw a line in the sand of the Sonoran Desert.

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” wrote America’s flinty old poet, Robert Frost, who read another poem that chilly January day so long ago at John Kennedy’s inauguration called The Gift Outright, saying, “The land was ours before we were the land’s….” Wow and whoa!  If the old bird said that today, he’d get a “guidance” warning letter from the Justice Department’s Division of Civil Rights and Rachel Maddow’s lovely adams apple would bob out of control while she screeched “Racist! Racist!” The Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan put it nicely, too: “Things have changed…” he said.

Unstated in the barrage of talking points is this tactical consideration: Chuck and Nancy, in their calculated intransigence, are maneuvering to create an impeachable offense against Mr. Trump the moment he moves to declare an “emergency” and grabs some money from an executive agency cash-box to commence his wall-building. The matter would go directly to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — which will rule against Mr. Trump — and we’ll be off to the impeachment races. It might be too much to assume that Mr. Trump talked to a few lawyers about this, but who knows what goes on beneath the glittering golden halo?

Backstage, the Democratic Party might be getting a little nervous about the Mueller Investigation, now that the only evidence for “collusion with Russia” points to Mrs. Clinton, the DNC, and Barack Obama — and there is lots and lots of hard evidence for that, already catalogued and filed. At some point there will be a court proceeding over these things, even if it takes place in the US Senate in an impeachment trial, and some jury is going to have to see all that evidence. So far, Mr. Mueller has managed to ignore it, but that might change when William Barr is sworn in as Attorney General in a few weeks — though Barr and Mueller are reported to be very close friends. It’s the Swamp, after all, a steaming hotbed of treachery. Anyway, there are many other federal attorneys at the DOJ who have nothing to do with, and no obligation to, Mr. Mueller, and they may have a different view of the goings-on in RussiaGate these past two years.

Personally, I think Mr. Mueller and a number of his colleagues will have to answer to grand juries themselves in the months ahead. A worm is turning deep under the Deep State. As soon as the imbecile Jerrold Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, pounds his gavel to commence the impeachment hearings, the next move of the Ballbuster-in-Chief may be to insert an “all-is-lost” moment in the Democratic Party’s lame script. He still hasn’t declassified and released reams of currently redacted documents from the two-year orgy of seditious emails and memos in the DOJ lockbox. And with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein departing momentarily — a negotiated withdrawal, in my opinion, with a get-out-of-jail-free card in the bargain — the path to real transparency in these opaque matters may finally be cleared. And Mr. Rosenstein may, ironically, be the only Mueller Team associate who ends up not being indicted. What a crafty rascal he must be!

Those who don’t believe in walls also apparently don’t believe in boundaries of any kind, including the line between right and wrong, legal and illegal. Without boundaries, there are no rules, especially the rule of law, in the land where, lately, anything goes and nothing matters. Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.


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  1. DEFCON1 January 11, 2019 at 9:33 am #

    I will mark on the calendar that on this day we officially lost Jim as he became Chief Apologist for that demented fool running things (so to speak) in DC.

    Sad!

    • Nightowl January 11, 2019 at 9:45 am #

      Jim is one of the few sane voices in a sea of coordinated propaganda.

      While message board sock puppets are a dime a dozen.

    • fugeguy January 11, 2019 at 9:48 am #

      The scary thing is that we have de-evolved to a point that G^3 seems rational and plays the role of the adult in the room.

      Truly rock bottom for the former republic.

      Grannie and Grampy are not even coherent.

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:45 am #

        Yes! Might be time to impose an age ceiling on our would-be rulers. I’d say the negotiations should begin at no higher than 50, and 40 might be an optimal solution. The boomers have apparently all passed their expiration dates.

      • ozone January 11, 2019 at 11:56 am #

        fugeguy,
        I think that’s the salient point to be gathered from the whole mess.
        And I should think JHK feels the same, as evidenced by:

        “Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.”

        Ouch. ‘Nuff said.

      • hmuller January 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

        Don’t worry. 2020 will roll around and the Democratic party will field the fresh, new face of Joe Biden. He’s had the last decade to rest up with no actual work demanded of him. Maybe the bumper stickers will read “Biding my Time with Biden”. (LOL)

        • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

          My guess would be Beta (male) O’Rourke in 2020.

          I always knew I hated “punk rock” culture and he was a punk rocker. Whiny, unprincipled, two-faced brats, all of them.

          My buddy and I have been debating when the punk rock ethos would take over the mainstream and lo’and behold here comes Forbes with a recent article on how “Punk Rock Can Revitalize Human Resources”

          forbes.com/sites/sap/2018/10/10/how-punk-rock-can-revitalize-human-resources/#4581b5349267

          • Nightowl January 12, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

            Johnny Rotten has made pro Trump comments. Something to ponder. Particularly if you believe the Beto marketing campaign. That guy is about as punk as Cankles.

      • Reality Check 1 January 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        My. An ad hominem based on age. How funny!

    • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 9:51 am #

      “DNC views everyone coming across as a potential constituent, as well as a household employee. The craven Republicans in congress have hardly peeped up on the subject, either, with sheep’s eyes on the Hispanic voter bloc”

      Chief apologist my ass, Jim calls out both sides of sellout scum for their inability to do anything that resembles fulfilling their responsibilities. You are the sad one Defcon5. .

      • DEFCON1 January 11, 2019 at 10:07 am #

        Hey dummy! How are those knuckles of yours? Still badly scraped.

        • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:46 am #

          Cheeky bastard!

        • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

          Walter B = 1
          Defcon1 = -1

    • teddyboy46 January 11, 2019 at 10:05 am #

      I always find peoples reaction to Trump more interesting than Trump himself . So since JHKs reaction to Trump is not the same as yours. JHK must be wrong, not you.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:08 am #

      I think Mr. K is very rational and balanced. He calls out the wrongdoings of the left and right. They do need to be held to account. If Trump is the one to do then so be it. He better be since he told us he would do it.

    • Opie January 11, 2019 at 10:25 am #

      BooHoo! Back when Nixon was watergating us to death you could tell the true conservatives by how they were mortified by his behaviour. Truth matters, it don’t mean a hill of beans as to whether James is left or right.Hell, does that even matter in these times?

    • Paulo January 11, 2019 at 10:31 am #

      I agree.

      JHK must have missed the Manfart news of flying to Spain during the election in order to meet with…..

      No Collusion!! Just a Dem Plot!! Egads and run, Trannies at the Border!!! Gender attacks!!!! The Martians are coming!!! We’re all going down thanks to Democrats and their machinations!!

      The Dems are indeed corrupt and tools of Wall Street. However, Trump is an abomination and his leadership style is about as effective as a whining rich 3rd grader. And yesterday, Trumptard actually said he did not say, “Mexico is going to pay for the Wall”. He went on to remark that it was obvious Mexico would never pay for the wall. I guess I missed that part where the Mexican prez told him, Mexico will never pay for your fucking Wall”.

      This is how important the Wall is, JHK. It was a mnemonic, created by Orangie’s handlers so he could stay on track with his raciiiist rally rants. SAD.

      Pelosi has Trump bent over and everyone knows it. Cohen is bringing the K Y Jelly for the Feb 7th spectacle. Got popcorn?

      MAGA

      • rackslope January 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

        Wow. Where to start. So much delusion and sidestepping of facts.

        On second thought, what’s the point?

        I sure hope you post your meltdown, when the spotlight turns on the Clinton cabal. And when the wall gets built.

        • Nightowl January 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

          Indeed. Particularly the Manafort news. NYT had to retract some very embarassing fake news the other day, that being that Manafort did not pass info. to the Russians as NYT had maintained, but to the Ukraine.

          I should keep track of the retractions. Must be over 20 major ones at this point.

    • Zoltar January 11, 2019 at 10:52 am #

      At this stage of The Game, the only useful commentators are those like Jim, who call bullshit on both sides. And the biggest impediment to any conceivable solution is simpletons like you, who still think their side is “the good guys.”

    • Tate January 11, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

      DEFCON1 has the same persona as ‘Georges1202′.

      Just sayin’

    • zizzybalooba January 11, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

      Poor little defcon has ADD. Or did you fail reading comprehension in school?

    • Reality Check 1 January 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      Completely agree. Mueller will not “answer” to a grand jury, just as Ken Starr never was indicted by a grand jury. And once again with the “deep state”. Kunstler is a fool and needs to retire and begin his hormone injections.

    • Reality Check 1 January 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

      No one “answers” to a grand jury, unless an indictment is handed down. Was Ken Starr indicted?

  2. Farmer Joe January 11, 2019 at 9:37 am #

    “Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.”

    Can anyone explain to me the logic of loss immigration policies? It seems to me that countries that attempt it end up regretting it (Sweden), and that there are plenty of western countries that won’t let you in unless you can take care of yourself (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from what I understand). The latter policy makes more sense to me. What am I missing?

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 11, 2019 at 9:53 am #

      Apparently, just enforcing the immigration laws and cracking down on the businesses and wealthy people that hire illegals is just way too tough to do in this country. No, this is America and we need a big, obnoxious and expensive spectacle like a wall to get the job done. And it still likely won’t do the job. Welcome to the America of today, lots of talk and spectacle from the punditry, nothing that actually works gets accomplished. But hey, it’s good for a whole lots of words and debate to occupy the well-marbled masses.

      • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 10:14 am #

        There you go TOTT, that is exactly the problem. We have degraded into a place, maybe not even a country anymore, where nothing can be fixed, only broken and less and less work gets done by all parties involved. Americans are seriously ungovernable and the clowns that are supposed to be leading us are screwing us all and laughing their fool heads off as they do.

        • shotho January 11, 2019 at 10:26 am #

          You bet, Walter, and it’s called deconstruction. The process has been going on for awhile, but the speed is accelerating now; can’t be stopped.

          • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

            The collapse of complex societies. We can see it everywhere and it is maddening.

            “There has been a decline, I think, in human values.” – Robert Penn Warren (author)

            From the horse’s mouth.
            dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/track/the-decline-in-human-values

      • michics January 11, 2019 at 10:25 am #

        I agree. Notice no one is talking about enforcing the business community in regards to hiring the illegals. The money would be much better spent pursuing this. BUT, oh wait ! Look around your neighborhoods and ask yourself. If enforced who would cut our grass, cook our food in restaurants, cleanup after us in hotels, man the meat packing plants, build our houses, and the list goes on. American business will never allow enforcement of these laws. They’re the one’s that got Reagan to direct the DOJ to stop enforcing them. Anybody old enough to remember that time should be able to remember that’s when it started. Wages started going flat, jobs were sent away, manufacturing started closing down.

        • Tate January 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

          You may be right. That’s about the time they stopped enforcing anti-trust.

          “If there is one man who is responsible for the revolution in antitrust thinking, it is Robert Bork. Perhaps best known as an unsuccessful Supreme Court nominee, Bork was a leading thinker in the so-called Chicago school of economics. In his view, antitrust enforcement only served to protect small firms from competition, keeping industries fragmented at the expense of cost efficiencies. Bork argued that the only factor that matters in antitrust is ‘consumer welfare,’ which could only be measured by consumer prices—the lower the price, the better the consumer’s welfare. Everything else was populist demagoguery.

          “President Ronald Reagan’s DOJ put Bork’s views into practice with the relaxed Merger Guidelines in 1982. Since then, the DOJ and FTC adopted the ‘consumer welfare standard’ and almost never reject mergers so long as companies promise to keep prices low. Gone was any concern regarding concentrations of economic and political power, harms to innovation, economic vitality, suppliers, and workers.”

          — from the American Conservative website, Jonathan Tepper, 1/9/19

        • rackslope January 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

          I agree about enforcing current hiring laws. Amazing how this gets so easily glossed over. How about worker programs like civilized countries have?

          And what then do we do about drugs and human trafficking, and all those scumbags eating up our tax dollars in our prisons who should not even be in our country?

          I am really missing the point of objection to a “wall”. Can someone explain rationally please?

      • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 10:33 am #

        The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, 18 miles long over and under open ocean, was built on time and on budget, completed in 1964 after 48 months of construction. The transcontinental railroad, the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal, the interstate highway system, could any if be built today?

        That is, without a 15 year ‘environmental impact study’, severe EEOC enforcement, minority set asides, and a grand engineering plan by put together by the inclusive Diversity Committee.

        Brh

        • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

          Yes ungovernable and totally non-productive.

        • abbybwood January 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

          My understanding is that President Trump has a LEGAL right to declare an Executive Emergency to get the funding from the DOD to fund the wall.

          Jonathan Turley said as much.

          Remember when Obama signed an Emergency Executive Order to make “The Dreamers” legal? Nary a peep from anyone.

          A few other problems Trump has includes the fact that there are nine members of the House who have districts along the Southern border with Mexico (some Democrat and some Republican) and NONE of them are in favor of the wall.

          And also there will be scores of lawsuits from property owners who will not give their consent to have the wall built on their properties. Imminent domain can take years and years. Just ask Jerry Brown about all of that related to “The Bullet Train”. That is where the various courts will be gumming up the plaster.

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

            Good point. It would be real interesting to see the mental contortions of the anti-government, Constitution is Holy Writ, build the wall Trump disciples deal with the whole eminent domain issue. Although if I were te bet on it, they likely won’t say a word, or will come up with the usual illogical cognitive disdonance excuses since it’s their boy doing the land grabbin’.

          • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

            In 1999 when I was a Committeeman and appointed to act as Mayor, I sat on the Planning Board. I was asked by a developer that wanted to build a project but could not get a sight triangle on the road to do so, to utilize Eminent Domain to condemn a barn, take the land and allow the homes to be built. I told the fellow that it would be a cold day in hell before I would steal a man’s land under any circumstance. My views have not changed frankly, I see no need to build a wall if we were to enforce our immigration laws, or maybe even help those poor bastards in shitty countries take back their government from the garbage that runs them.

          • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 5:11 am #

            “Eminent domain.”

            You’re welcome.

            (Signed,)

            Der Grammar Obersturmbahnführer

          • TiredOfTheTreadmill January 12, 2019 at 8:55 am #

            Walter, it appears we aren’t just on the same page regarding this issue, but on the same sentence and word.

      • rackslope January 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

        You’re objection to a wall is mostly aesthetics? As for cost, the crime, human trafficking, drugs, and human suffering we suffer today cost way more than even the most elaborate wall we could build.

    • Nightowl January 11, 2019 at 10:04 am #

      That many members of the elite are pro-globalism, and that destroying national borders is desirable in order to allow said elite to exploit natural and human resources with little to no administrative or regulatory hurdles.

      Just wait until Google helps roll out (their) China’s social credit score system in the West. By then we will have moved fully to a cashless society (it’s started here in Germany), and the wrongthink that we post on this message board will ensure that we no longer have access to banking or travel.

      • Bill7 January 11, 2019 at 10:16 am #

        Well said. Looks like rolling the SCS in China first, then imposing it
        on the rest of the world, is the plan; “for our security and safety”, of
        course.

        I’m sorry to hear that ‘cashless’ is making headway in Germany.
        The PTB must have substantial confidence in their ability to impose
        it, even on cash-lovers, as I understand Germans are.

        #giletsjaunes
        #solidarity

        • Nightowl January 11, 2019 at 10:34 am #

          They want to start with EUR 500 notes and implement a ban on cash transactions of ofer 5k, claiming that it will help crack down on the drug trade. All the mainstream rags are promoting cashless, claming Germany is being left behind.

          There is definitely resistance, however. I have found over my years here that the average German tends to possess at least a modicum of critical thinking skills.

          Two world wars will do that, I guess.

          • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

            Crack down on the drug trade or make it more invisible and profitable for those big players in on the game?

      • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 5:36 am #

        Nightowl, what they so glamorously term ‘Fintech’ has a powerful candy-to-a-baby allure, particularly in third-world countries where citizens simply assume government is intrusive, corrupt and evil.

        I’ve been working in Jakarta on the English-language text for a deal involving a brilliant ‘triangular collaboration’ between a fintech outfit, a major state bank and the [dying] Indonesian post office. The cute part is harnessing and redirecting the gigantic postal service infrastructure and workforce to handle micropayments for electricity, rent, credit cards, phone credits etc. through ‘kiosks’ on their premises.

        No one here is squawking about the loss of freedom and anonymity which will inevitably come to pass when the ‘cashless society’ takes hold.

        It will be a brutal awakening.

        Not to mention how they’ll deal with ‘cashlessness’ when the electrical grid fizzes and winks out. 95% of all hardware here is imported, in part or completely. When the financial system turns turtle and disappears beneath the waves of chaos there will be much perplexity.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:11 am #

      The Establishment appears to want open borders, corporate domination, social credit systems, cashless societies, and populations that are microchipped and totally enslaved.

      • Bill7 January 11, 2019 at 10:19 am #

        You forgot to mention “and love their enslavement by their corporate Masters”, though.

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:21 am #

          Oh wow. So on top of everything else they want us to love them too!? They are very demanding aren’t they!

    • Epicur January 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

      “What am I missing?”

      That Americans are romantics and very prone to magical thinking. “Give me your tired, your poor”… and I will magically turn them into Greek philosophers, … or something even better.

      On top of that the romantics have had very much more say in the development of our laws and institutions.

  3. K-Dog January 11, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Those who don’t believe in walls also apparently don’t believe in boundaries of any kind, including the line between right and wrong, legal and illegal. Without boundaries, there are no rules, especially the rule of law, in the land where, lately, anything goes and nothing matters. Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.

    OK, point taken. But he could actually try an build the wall is the thing! I’ll agree boundaries matter but when stressed Trump wants to pour concrete. Planes of Guatemalan au pairs on the way to a 6 month contract can also fly over steel and concrete. It could all be a bait and switch.

    • Ishabaka January 11, 2019 at 10:04 am #

      What I find frustrating about this “A wall won’t prevent EVERYONE who wants to come here illegally, so there’s no point in building it” argument is this:
      – there has never been, and never will be, anything that can prevent ANY crime 100%. It is, however, entirely possible to REDUCE crime.
      That’s why folks lock their door, even though a determined criminal could pick their lock/force their door open.
      – when folks say “Illegal immigrants could still come in by doing X”, they aren’t making an effective argument.
      – humans have been building walls for thousands of years – if wall didn’t reduce the behavior they were intended to reduce, humanity would have abandoned them millennia ago.

      • robert magill January 11, 2019 at 10:17 am #

        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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        Border fence near El Paso, Texas

        Border fence between San Diego’s border patrol offices in California (left) and Tijuana, Mexico (right)

        United States–Mexico border map
        The Mexico–United States barrier (Spanish: barrera México–Estados Unidos) is a series of vertical barriers along the Mexico–United States border aimed at preventing illegal crossings from Mexico into the United States.[1] The barrier is not one contiguous structure, but a discontinuous series of physical obstructions variously classified as “fences” or “walls”.

        Between the physical barriers, security is provided by a “virtual fence” of sensors, cameras, and other surveillance equipment used to dispatch United States Border Patrol agents to suspected migrant crossings. [2] As of January 2009, U.S. Customs and Border that it had more than 580 miles (930 km) of barriers in place.[3] The total length of the continental border is 1,954 miles (3,145 km).

        The next time anyone refers to “building a wall” rather than adding on to the existing 580 mile wall, I’ll consider that person a hopeless reactionary. The wall was initiated by AN ACT OF CONGRESS in the early 2000’s. Have we all gone crazy?

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:19 am #

          Ok that is cool but then can we just please finish it?

          • robert magill January 11, 2019 at 11:00 am #

            You mean the wall, of course.

          • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:04 am #

            Yes indeedy do!

          • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

            Yes, Walls are only valuable if they are contiguous. Otherwise people can go around them.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:13 am #

      You make a good point. Ports of entry, airports and VISA overstays are just as critical as controlling the physical border. We also need E-verify and strong interior enforcement, among other things.

    • abbybwood January 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

      22 million illegal immigrants are currently living in the United States on expired visas.

      I seriously wonder how a country like Canada manages it’s immigration policies? Why don’t we just duplicate what they are doing??

      We are definitely doing something VERY wrong when there are 22 MILLION illegal immigrants living here right now and NOTHING is being done to stop it.

      • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

        Canada has not the boundary exposure to other (poorer) countries that we have, most likely is why.

      • aibohphobia January 11, 2019 at 11:23 pm #

        Canada actively recruits highly trained and skilled individuals that they need, and they actively discourage anyone from emigrating who can’t take care of themselves or is a risk for ending up on welfare.
        For example, if you are an accredited physician and especially if you are willing to live and work in the Northern parts of Canada, you will quickly find yourself in the company of an immigration concierge who will fill out your paperwork and escort you through the system. You will have your residency papers in a year or less.

        You can also get a work permit at the border if you have a job offer from a Canadian employer. Present the letter at the border, and you get a work permit. Lose your job, and you must leave the country. –Unless you can get residency papers.

        The residency process is very long and costly. If you are not a top-list immigrant, your best chance to get a residency permit is to hire an immigration representative. The application paperwork has a steep learning curve and lots of requirements that are documented in obscure places. The online directions lead you to believe you can just fill in the blanks. Don’t believe it–you will not succeed without hiring professionals.

        The practical effect of all this is that you will be in limbo in Canada for 3 to 10 years. If you can remain legally employed for that amount of time, chances are you can be a successful legal resident, and you will get your papers eventually. If you can’t, or you lose your job, they will run you out of the country.

  4. Cavepainter January 11, 2019 at 9:51 am #

    Oh, oh, but the children will be made to suffer for the crime of their parent’s illegal entry!!!! Noooo, not true; not if the parents assume the role of “parenting” responsibly. Remember how frequently we’ve been told that “they” have family values?

    Enforcing our immigration laws is splitting up families? Noooo, not so; whether the family splits up rather than face as a family the consequence of crime is up to the family — not up to our nation to
    forfeit national sovereignty.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      Yes, we cannot be held hostage by the decisions of people who are not citizens and do not even live in our country but choose to break our laws. I think it is very presumptuous. Hey I am going to break into your house and then I need you to take care of me and my kids.

      • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

        Half or more of the young families in the U.S. are broken. I see it everyday in my work. But, of course, it is all everyone else’s fault and never the parents, of course.

        Another reason mass media outlets need to be broken up. The bullsh*** they push on our populace day in and day out. It is enough to make a man or woman desire a hermitage.

        • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

          You are speaking facetiously of course BTKP, for a HUGE factor in our problems in society today stem from the fact that as time has passed, parents have degraded to the point where far too many of them really do a pathetic job. We start taking care of the Wee Ones at 3 months and care for them for pay until they enter pre-school or kindergarten. When I or the other mechanic show up and work, the children crowd around us and sometimes, I swear to you, call us Daddy. It is a huge money maker for us and some of the parents actually spend more for the care than they make at the office. It is so damned sad, it really, really is.

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

          Hey now! There are plenty of younger parents who are good parents. In many cases, despite difficult situations. Yes, there are too many young people blaming everbody else for their problems but there are also many who take responsiblity for themselves and their families. I agree that the values of our society are declining but its happening in grades and varies by locale. Do older generations have a role to play in this decline as well?

          Please do break up mass media! But becoming a hermit is not the best idea. Humans are naturally social and don’t thrive alone. Survival may be possible. But it’s not healthy.

          • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

            Thinking more about this post…some people do well living in solitude but many do not. Those that do thrive genuinely want to be reclusive. It seems natural for them and they are still able to function well when social interactions are necessary. Becoming reclusive as a way of avoidance is not healthy.

        • BornToKillPeace January 13, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

          Walter and SSL,
          You both write of much to consider. Many a family are a joy and a prize to behold. I take my hat off to them. Still, my concern is grand for the future of the cohesiveness of the family unit. I simply find that nothing can replace a fine family.

          Concerning a hermitage…I speak of concerns for myself, as you might imagine. As the practice of community and all that entails is whittled to nil, hermitages could be a necessary social organization as they once were in the middle ages for too many who had no place to go or social role to fulfill.

          Walter, I too have been called Daddy by young children in the past whom I have worked with in community centers and county school functions whom I had only been around for less than an hour. It has made my hair stand up straight each time.

          .

  5. Walter B January 11, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    “Without boundaries, there are no rules, especially the rule of law, in the land where, lately, anything goes and nothing matters”.

    Without boundaries, rules, or law there can only be Chaos, which is exactly what the Lord of Chaos and those that bow down before him have been working to achieve for so long now. Whether he is good, bad, or irrelevant, Donald Trump is certainly a respite from the move towards total victory of chaos over order. Removing him as expeditiously as possible is the only agenda that those striving to bring US(A)ll into the Realm of Chaos are committed to. Damn their eyes.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      The Lord of Chaos and his minions are busy night and day and they don’t need sleep.

    • montsegur January 11, 2019 at 11:18 am #

      Hi Walter,

      IMO, that is why the country has been drifting for fifty years (or fifty-five depending on the selected point in time). Boundaries optional.

      Cheers

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

      To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson (terrorist), The Lawn is thirsty for the blood of patriots and tyrants.

      Chaos is merely the interim process between two system of Order. As such, it has its own laws and is thus orderly in its own fashion. Of course it is not an “Order” that facilitates human well being per se, thus it is not to be unecessarily prolonged.

      Leftist revolutionaries desire to collapse the system via mass immigration and the expansion of social services. This plan is known as the Cloward-Piven plan. This dovetails well with the Democrats desiring more voters. Both sides are basically the same at this point.

      • Epicur January 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

        The other thing about order is that some pretty rigorous (often “unfair”) measures are needed to maintain it. Like all primates we do not like “unfairness”. Compromises have been made and we are well down the slippery slope to disorder.

        That there is a system that is both fair and orderly is a pipe dream. Most of the population inhales deeply of that pipe. There is a price.

        Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

      Walter,

      >>> “Donald Trump is certainly a respite from the move towards total victory of chaos over order.”

      I don’t know Walt, old GGG seems pretty good at wreaking chaos himself. Removing him would seem to be a step closer to order than the reverse. I guess we could ask those who missed their first paycheck today about their views on chaos. I know he can relate to them and all, but….

      JDH

      • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

        Those that I know in the DOD that are not getting paychecks have told me that in the past they have always been compensated and more when this theater plays out. The possibility that this time it could play out long term and might change that, I don’t know but in the end it is all theater.

        I do not have the numbers for the state and federal employees, but when you add up all the costs for having a municipal employee to plow the snow and mow the grass, the $60K salary more than doubles due to health insurance costs (huge), pensions and all of the other insurances that are required by law. I hold no grudges, I really do not, but the cost of government employees is seriously expensive. This makes for a good reason to watch how big the ranks are allowed to grow, especially considering that the for-profit private sector wages have dropped to record level lows. It is really a question of whether America can afford to keep such a highly paid, hugely compensated public sector all things considered. Credit cards and debt instruments aside that is.

  6. teddyboy46 January 11, 2019 at 10:12 am #

    I must admit I am surprised Pelosi and Schumer would take such a strong stand against the wall. These two have walked the Hallowed Halls of the Capital for Decades and are supposedly Savvy, Seasoned Politicians. Securing Americas Borders would seem to be a winning issue for any Politician even one running for Mayor of a large city.

    I thought Gay and Transgender rights would their strong issue that they would stand firm on. I think Trump is walking these two into a trap they will not be able to get out of . Trump could build the wall anytime he wants , but he is getting these two to say over and over again louder each time no wall and the government stays shut down. I believe when this is over Dem,Libs are going to get the blame for the shut down and the wall not be built sooner. Just saying.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:27 am #

      They are falling right into their trap. It is funny how people who consider themselves total geniuses fall for his set ups. He is very good at that despite what anybody says about him. Even most every day Democrats want Trump to get his money for the Wall so that the government can reopen.

    • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      Well teddyboy, you must remember that career politicians only back projects and issues that they can get kickbacks and “campaign contributions” on. No pay, no play. Both of these sluts would hop right to it if a big enough bag of cash was stuffed in their pie holes and the really sad part about this blatant corruption is that far too many Americans accept it. Where is the outrage? .

      • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

        Walt,

        You were explaining to me several weeks ago that “that’s just how the system works.” Where was the outrage? Trump has always been part of that system. Where is the outrage?

        JDH

        • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 5:07 pm #

          Trump has always been part of the government????

          Please be more specific. Yes, I am certain that he always owned a number of government payroll people, but is that the same?

          • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

            He and his ilk enable the present system by purchasing political influence through campaign contributions. In essence, it is legalized bribery. I do realize that Trump didn’t make the rules, he just used them very effectively. Regardless, it is not good for country in my estimation.

          • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 8:02 pm #

            Not good? Why I would argue that it was the number one reason that our nation is now failing. After all, one of the best (and relatively inexpensive) investments a businessman can make is to buy a few politicians. The ROI cannot be equaled.

    • abbybwood January 11, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

      ANYTHING Trump wanted would be opposed by the Democrats.

      Remember the “Lock Her Up” chant? Many believed that if elected president Donald Trump would see to it that The Justice Department went after her (especially for charity fraud related to The Clinton Foundation).

      But nothing happened on that promise either. HRC is apparently “untouchable”.

      As Mr. Kunstler pointed out, The Justice Department has ample evidence related to DNC corruption, The Dirty DNC financed “Dossier”, FBI agents actively conspiring with talk of their “insurance policy” in the event Trump won the election and on and on.

      There were hopes that US Attorney John Huber would testify on HRC’s crimes related to The Clinton Foundation, DNC corruption, Uranium One etc. But the day he was scheduled to appear before Congress there was instead a big hoop-dee-doo funeral for George H. W. Bush.

      thehill.com/homenews/house/385723-house-gop-chair-calls-for-investigation-into-fbis-clinton-foundati…

      If you are interested in more information related to charity fraud at The Clinton Foundation, go to Crowdsource the Truth with Jason Goodman and listen to his most recent interviews with Charles Ortel.

  7. Luhrenloup January 11, 2019 at 10:13 am #

    Point goes to Donnie on this one. And it looks like he is starting the move out of Syria. Those two decrepit Dems are so far removed from the average American family that they bring up the fact that federal employees are suffering as argument. They, who have a good paying job, who are cognisant of recurring government shutdowns, who will, upon its re-opening, be fully reimbursed. I don’t think that response to Trump impressed many.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:32 am #

      Great point. When workers in the private sector get laid off – well that is it. Look for another job, start scraping your change together and hope you can keep the lights on. It is never good for people to go without but at least the federal workers are guaranteed to receive back pay.

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

      Nancy could take Trump in a fair fight any day of the week. She already kicked his draft dodging ass all over the Whitehouse and continues to pummel him. Nancy has bigger balls than he does and Trumpster knows it. She probably even has bigger hands than he does. She certainly has better makeup than he does!

      JDH

      • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

        She is very callous and cold-hearted. Her daughter admits that she has a callous, cut-throat nature. Maybe she is reptilian? Or it could be demonic possession. Either way, she certainly cares much more about her own power than she does about anything else. Interesting that you look up to her.

  8. shotho January 11, 2019 at 10:22 am #

    Regarding your first paragraph, the old term for that group was ‘limousine liberal’, but I think you nailed it pretty good in your own words.

  9. TiredOfTheTreadmill January 11, 2019 at 10:23 am #

    Trump couldn’t get his wall build with Repubs controlling everything in DC. But that interparty squabble crap just doesn’t play as well as fighting against Dems, the supposed opposition, not letting Donny have his wall to play with. So, it’s now full on spectacle!

    Apparently, the karma of the US screwing up Central and South America over the decades with coups, drug wars, and corporate colonial capitlism isn’t yet another externality we can export to somewhere else.

    • shotho January 11, 2019 at 10:33 am #

      I ddon’t know about all of Central America, but I do know about Nicaragua, which knows how to screw itself without any help from any other country.

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

      ToTT,
      Very true.
      JDH

  10. oilie January 11, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    Jim clings to the hope that the real Russian colluders will be compelled to pay for their misdeeds, but that hope seems to be fading as he now concedes that evidence of same might be delayed until it finally appears in an impeachment trial.

    My bet is that the Mueller probe will still be in full stride in 2020 and CNN will still be having wet dreams over it. I expect Barr to vow to protect Mueller in order to get confirmation. It is up to G^3 to save himself, but exactly how he could get the DOJ to cooperate and release documents is not known. One guy can’t drain a swamp this big.

  11. SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    Thank you for the post Mr. K. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are so out of touch with every day people that they really seem like aliens. I wonder if they might even be programmed or chipped or something? Anyhoo, that is the case with most of Congress and politicians in general, whether they are blue or red. I do hope you are right that the DNC involvement in Russia-gate will be exposed but I am not sure. The Deep State still has so much power.

    • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

      The upper crust. we are an inferior species, to be exterminated.

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm #

        Do you think Agenda 21 is real?

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

      SSL,

      Of course, GGG is a paragon of the “everyday” people, right? Please, a bit of balance.

      JDH

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

        Is there a politician that is a paragon of everyday people? It’s hard to imagine that anyone in power really is. That’s why we are going to have to start over. Or the gravity of the situation will force us to. Whichever comes first.

  12. akmofo January 11, 2019 at 10:52 am #

    The US federal gov mafia is a disaster of corruption theft graft predation malevolence and uselessness. President Trump should be cutting the gov mafia by 50% a year, every year. He has the power to do so, and it needs to be done. Close down whole Departments and not just Agencies.

    Here’s a disgusting list of them:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_agencies_in_the_United_States

    Mafia! That’s what it is, people. Gov mafia!

  13. BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 11:02 am #

    At Davos, where do you think the talent comes from? Local Swiss mountain girls? I doubt it. Where then? Beauties flown in from Thailand on Jay Zs private jet? Young lovelies brought in from the South Seas by DiCapprio, in town to make yet another climate change speech? The fact that these operations must be done with the utmost secrecy precludes the use of commercial aircraft, so private 777s, of which there will be an abundance at Davos, are essential.

    Brh

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:08 am #

      Hmmm, maybe the same types of things go on there as on Little St. James Island.

  14. beantownbill. January 11, 2019 at 11:04 am #

    Cynical bastard that I am, I just can’t believe any major players will get what they deserve, whatever that is. Justice seems to not be blind, but to be clear-sighted enough to be on the take.

    Regarding the impeachment proceedings of Mr. Trump, we can’t assume that just because the Senate is Republican, the GGG can’t be removed from office. I read somewhere that one must deal with the same people you screwed on the way up, when you are on the way down. Trump defeated 16 other candidates to win the party’s nomination – 16 influential persons. Who’s to say there isn’t some Repub in the Senate who will go down in history as the deciding vote in the first presidential removal by Congress?

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:09 am #

      Republicans in general have proven they are untrustworthy and don’t fulfill their campaign promises so such a betrayal would not come as a surprise to me.

    • Epicur January 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

      “I just can’t believe any major players will get what they deserve,…”

      It is said that only a fool prays to God for justice.

  15. Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:09 am #

    Great post as usual, Jim. Still trying to figure out why Trump hasn’t simply directed the military to take over border control and told them to build the damn thing out of their more than generous budget. This should have been item #1 on his agenda in 2016 for the 2017 appropriations cycle. Hell, build one across the northern border as well while they’re at it just for the optics and to give them something truly useful to do. It would be a government make work project at least as good as any other. It’ll probably be a waste of money in the long run, but at this point in our demise, is that even a consideration anymore?

    And by the way, the biggest scam currently ongoing is the congress critters collecting their graft/pay checks right on time during their own government shutdown. New law: congress and executive get nada during shutdowns and daily doubling fines starting at $1000 each per day along with jail time after 14 days (just to make it interesting) until the impasse is resolved. They would also be sequestered 24/7 on the floors of their respective legislative bodies for the first 14 days. Said members would then be ineligible to run again in the next cycle and would be assessed a personal bill for the costs of the shutdown, with no bankruptcy exemptions allowed. Individual members could only avoid penalties by resigning their posts within 24 hours of the initiation of shutdown.

    The problem with the US today is that the working classes bear all the risks for the elite classes’ and their indentured servants’ stupidity. It’s high time we all pulled together and “shared the wealth.”

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:11 am #

      I agree! I wish Trump would have started finishing the Wall on Day 1. But things are as they are. Needless to say you are correct. We need to do something very different in this country. Could you imagine if we actually really truly did things for the common good!?

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:29 am #

        Hard to imagine at this point, isn’t it?

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:30 pm #

          Unfortunately right now it is. But it is still possible.

    • montsegur January 11, 2019 at 11:14 am #

      “The problem with the US today is that the working classes bear all the risks for the elite classes”

      Scratch,

      That was a little discussed aspect of the ending of the draft.

      Cheers

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:32 am #

        Very true. The all volunteer military, combined with the planned wrecking of the main economy to enable it, is a treatise level subject in itself.

      • volodya January 11, 2019 at 11:37 am #

        Somebody said that fifteen guys from one working class Boston high school got killed in Vietnam but only two guys who graduated from MIT.

        • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

          Probably because the poorer folks are using the military as a social elevator. It is worth the risk to get that college education. MIT grads do not need this.

          Sidebar. What happens if the states all give free college educations to the folks? How many volunteers will we have? Ulterior motive? With no volunteers, here comes the draft!

          • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

            The draft has terrible optics. Can’t imagine we’d use it again except as a last resort. For my money (I’ve been to both), the military teaches you many more useful skills in four years than any undergrad + grad program ever could in six. College is mostly a cash cow to be milked these days. Very little substance or remuneration to most degrees. If we had universal college education it would likely just push back the average age of the eventual military volunteers, as most would still find themselves unemployable after university. That would be win-win for the military.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

            College is just high school now. If everyone went, it would become junior high school or even elementary school in Black urban areas since the races aren’t equally gifted.

          • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

            At one time MIT grads were proud to serve in the military; I have a diary by one, a diary of Lt. Clifford Brown, US Army Corps of Engineers, published a few years ago. Dies in service1901, from infectuous disease picked up in the Philippine American War.

            Brh

          • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

            So true. I finished college at the ripe old age of 47, and I was bored to tears with the ease of it (damn near pickled my liver in my spare time). Of course I had to carry everyone on the group projects, but that worked out all right as well. Granted, it wasn’t MIT or anything, but it was representative of all the rest.

          • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

            On Wednesday of this week I got into a conversation with an older co-worker after work. One thing led to another before she began telling me how her son was discharged a couple of years ago after three tours of duty. Since his return he has been living in a cabin the family put together on the edge of their ten acres and how he barely feels motivated to leave the property outside of going to and from work.

            She mentioned that he already knows eight men whom he served with who have committed suicide since being discharged.

            Poor Peoples draft.

          • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

            The dam is going to break and when it does, I only hope it levels the District of Columbia.

          • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 10:38 pm #

            Wow, I can’t say I disagree.

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

      Or is the problem that the issues that count are insolvable and the idiots in charge are just distracting the folks with their BS.

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

        Your instincts are spot on again, JAZ!

      • Epicur January 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

        “…the issues that count are insolvable…”

        Which might lead one to conclude that life is not about “solutions”.

    • cbeard January 11, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

      Absolutely Ol’ Scratch. Instead of laying off government peons in a shut down. Sequestration sounds good as does cutting off their pay and fining them. Since they are all millionaires, they wouldn’t miss their regular pay checks. Freeze all of their accounts, up to and including stock market brokerage accounts, so they would have no way of controlling their cushy investments or making any money until they do their jobs. Also, dumb ass American voters need to take their head out of their ass and stop reelecting incumbents. You will never see term limits without a revolution and blood running in the streets, Stop voting for the same old, same old. Throw the bums out.

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

        Freeze all of their accounts, up to and including stock market brokerage accounts, so they would have no way of controlling their cushy investments or making any money until they do their jobs.

        There ya go! I LIKE them ideas! For their own good, of course!

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

        I’d want the critters armed with personal sidearms during the sequestration/jail phases as well; the jail phase also involving sequestration in place and being distinguished by the issue of standard orange jump suits for hygienic efficiency and ankle bracelets to ensure the little critters don’t wander off. Military MRE’s (expired, if possible) served up on the house! All for their own protection of course!

    • ozone January 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

      Scratchy,
      Some good ol’ put-the-fear-o-gawd-in-’em shut-down proposals there!

      Let’s not forget that the military is still being paid right on time during this political pissing/dick-measuring contest. (I’m not so sure about the Coast Guard though. Don’t think so.)

      Notice that none of the politicos are suggesting cutting *them* off of gummint largesse. What’s that telling us, eh?

      • volodya January 11, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

        Yeah, it’s political dick-measuring, and the hell is that they’re using the military for that very purpose. Whose is bigger? Obama’s? Trump’s? Putin’s? Xi’s? Kid Kimchee’s?

        Interesting you bring up the Coast Guard. How much credit do those guys get for what they do? The boys in the Coast Guard have got balls like church bells, rescuing people, facing greatly hazardous situations. How often do we hear about it? So, I wonder, are they getting paid?

    • So many liars January 11, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

      “New law: congress and executive get nada during shutdowns and daily doubling fines…”

      Quite the fantasy there.
      Unless –
      Unless we devise a way for mere citizens to enact law. Cuz fer shore Congress ain’t gonna do it.

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

      Scratch,

      >>> “Still trying to figure out why Trump hasn’t simply directed the military to take over border control and told them to build the damn thing out of their more than generous budget.”

      That’s an easy one Scratch! The same reason he accepted and then backed out of the $25bil wall for DACA deal, he doesn’t really want a wall but rather wants to play the base like the suckers they are. It’s been working like a charm. It’s the only thing that keeps the base “engaged.” What would he/they do if he actually built the wall, even if Mexico didn’t pay for it? Game over for GGG.

      JDH

  16. montsegur January 11, 2019 at 11:11 am #

    “it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter.”

    Jim, the difficult bit will be that too many have acted for a half-century as if boundaries do not matter.

    The youth who despised “the Establishment” in 1968 are now part and parcel of the Establishment, yet, paradoxically, they still despise it.

    I expect the Democratic Party to shatter into factions; my only question is as to when.

    Cheers

  17. volodya January 11, 2019 at 11:23 am #

    I wouldn’t count on any action on any Clinton misdeed connected to the 2016 election, nor any Clinton fucking-about, no matter how in-your-face. Speeches to Russians for exorbitant amounts? So what. Meetings on the tarmac? Why it was just good ole fashioned neighborliness. Jus’ sayin’ hello, that’s all. Nothing wrong with that is there? Sedition you say? WHAT sedition? Do you see any sedition? Where? I don’t see any.

    Nothing to it, nothing to any of it, nothing to see here, move along, move along. No really, go home.

    The Deep State circles the wagons. IMO it makes not a stitch of difference who resides in the senate or congress now or in the foreseeable future.

    The Republican establishment are fore-square status-quo in all major matters. So are the Democrats. They call Matthew, Mark, Luke and John the synoptic gospels but they’re not even close to the eye-to-eye-ness of Republican and Democrat on policy. Yeah sure, there’s a lot of political pyrotechnics on abortion and tranny washrooms and stuff like that, you know, hot-button, knee jerk stuff.

    If you want “synoptic” just look to the seamless transitions between George H Dubya and Bill and Dubya and Obama and oops, well, maybe Trump has a few ideas of his own. But the Deep State is doing its collective best to strangle them in the crib with public and the behind-the-scenes support of the ex-Prezzes.

    Raise your hand, who really thinks that Gary Cohn agreed with Trump on matters of trade or investment? What about Steve Mnuchin or Larry Kudlow? Maybe I’m deficient in my Washington Kremlinology but is there anybody besides Peter Navarro? Does anybody know?

    • Tate January 11, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

      Not to get all spergy on you, but only Matthew, Mark & Luke are synoptic gospels.

      • volodya January 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

        Fair enough. I had thought it was the four of them.

  18. RB January 11, 2019 at 11:29 am #

    The capacity of Americans to fantasize, lie, and believe that bullshit is appreciably different from other shit is astounding. Asian cultures appear better at dealing with reality while round eyes in the northern hemisphere bathe in nonsense. The democratic establishment is concerned about one area of life. That is the space between the neck and thighs. Example? The New Democratic senator from AZ is noted to be bisexual. Well golly gee and whoop de doop. Also so what? But that is their issue. Republicans just want some love and respect which is fantasy indeed.

    To quote an idiot, “this sucka is going down”. Or was that “mission accomplished”?

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

      Quite so. The East never believed that the political and economic spheres were separable. One must rule and obviously that’s the political. Business must serve the nation or get “nationalized” and the businessmen can go pitch pennies in prison. Imagination is a two edged sword – and we’ve been slashing out own faces with it for a long time.

      • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

        I believe you have mentioned that you are no fan of Jack Parsons (OTO in the 1940s, experimental rocket builder, crater on the moon named after him), but I also imagine that you might be aware of his treatise, “Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword”. Yes, no?

        • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

          I don’t recall ever voicing an opinion on him. All I know is that he and Hubbard tried to produce a “moon child”. Crowley wrote about the “idiocy of these louts”. At some point, Hubbard tried to abscond with the Scarlet Woman on a Yacht and Parsons invoked storm demons to send them back to port. In other words, I know very little.

          I have heard of that essay – he was some kind of proto-Libertarian? Like Heinlein? The Idiocy of these louts (whom I otherwise admire)….

          Crowley was wiser. Elitism must always be acknowledged and some kind of Elite must and will always reign. Our current Elite is evil. But as Aquinas said, the misuse of something says nothing about the thing itself. The answer to an evil Elite must be a good Elite.

          • BornToKillPeace January 13, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

            Well done, Janos. No one can accuse you of not being well read. Cheers.

  19. volodya January 11, 2019 at 11:34 am #

    About the Wall: Republicans had control of the presidency and both the Senate and House for two years. TWO YEARS. Where’s the legislation for the Wall? Oh, the Donor class don’t want a wall. The wall is anathema to the Koch Bros. I guess that’s why.

    • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:52 am #

      That’s my only conclusion as well. Quite a tight rope these knuckleheads are walking.

      • ozone January 11, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

        Well, neighbors, let’s just hope some more Americans are beginning to tumble to this fact.
        …But I’m not putting a lot of hope in that hope. 😉

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

      Yes, and Trump should have known that and ordered a National Emergency right from the beginning when he had the momentum. Instead he dithered and appointed people who hated him and tried to work with a Party (his own) that hated him to get the Wall.

      • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

        College is just high school now.

        HS did not [1980] offer gender and feminist ‘studies’
        and you know Black Studies never studies Black failure.

        • BornToKillPeace January 11, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

          Black activist icon Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple”, recently suggested that conspiracy writer David Icke reminds her of Malcolm X, while suggesting one of his books. She is then accused by the press of being anti-semitic!

          • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

            Who do you think owns the press?

  20. uslabor January 11, 2019 at 11:36 am #

    Robert Frost’s poem goes onto say::

    “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
    What I was walling IN or walling out”

    I disagree with JHK when he says: :The Left does not want to regulate comings-and-goings along the US-Mexico border.” I just don’t want an eco-unfriendly, static wall to solve a dynamic problem.

    • Helix January 11, 2019 at 11:47 am #

      I’ll go a step further and say this is an example of the fallacy of the excluded middle. Either you’re for the wall or you’re for unregulated immigration. JHK should know better.

      There are many other approaches to this problem, virtually all of them less distasteful than a wall between friendly countries.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

        Friendly country? What are you smoking? Their undocumented invaders have savaged out people with the help of the Mexican Elite and our feckless, traitorous Elite.

        Admit it: you don’t believe in countries to begin with. So your opinion is worthless since you are arguing in bad faith. You believe in Coca Cola Commercials and John Lennon songs instead. Those are you prophets.

        • uslabor January 11, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

          Janos has run out of things to contribute so it executes an weary ad hominem attack.

          • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

            us labor? what do you do?

        • Helix January 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

          I think you can get meds that will help with this…

      • uslabor January 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

        Remember the Maginot Line!

      • Tate January 11, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

        You’re correct, but the average voter is motivated by memorable slogans & sound bites such as “Build the Wall!”

        It has ever been thus. That’s why Democracy doesn’t work in the long run. If we’re to have representative government, then voting should be tightly restricted based on general competency.

        Would the average voter then care if their franchise were rescinded? Not if it improved the general welfare.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

      Dynamic problem! Is it vibrant too? You like vibrant, right?

      So on a scale of one to ten, how comfortable are you with being on the same side as the Corporate Elite? And if or near a ten, how are you still a Progressive or Leftist? Can you explain that to me? Or are you willing to admit that the whole point of the Left was always to usher in an age of Global Capitalism?

  21. 100th Avatar January 11, 2019 at 11:43 am #

    You can fly-over walls, straight from India.
    At least now physicians, nurses, doctors, engineers, accountants, programmers, professors, and graphic designers will be joining their working class brethren in the unemployment lines. That’s one way to reduce medical costs, er, overhead.

    TRUMP TWEET:
    “H1-B [sic] holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship,” Trump said.

    He’s already circumventing his wall.

    • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 11:56 am #

      As the professional classes finally get thrown under the bus as well (I’m one of them). Serves us right for supporting this globalization shit up to this point, foolishly imagining that we’d somehow be exempt. Winners will be losers and losers will soon be dead, or at the very least completely marginalized. That’s the plan. Welcome to Weimar Amerika.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

        Truer words were never spoken. Trump has never utter a word about the pernicious legal immigration that is destroying America.

        • hmuller January 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm #

          I don’t mind Indians becoming doctors. But don’t they have about a billion under served people back home to take care of? Instead they are filling most jobs in US hospitals. And at the risk of over generalizing, they are an insolent lot.

          Maybe that’s because the wealthy, high caste HIndu’s don’t believe they just got lucky – but earned their well-born status due to many lifetimes of virtuous living.

          Well contemplate this Rajiv: if you chase the highest salaries in upscale countries and ignore the health needs of the Indian poor, you are losing merit and will go down the ladder on your next incarnation.

          • 100th Avatar January 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

            Here’s my issue, if we’re thinking globally:

            Indians are a majority. On this planet.
            Not white guys.
            Not white Americans.

            Indians overpopulated and decimated an entire subcontinent.
            Ecologically and societally.
            Rubbish, poverty, institutionalized racism.

            Unchecked Indian privilege. Reproduce and reproduce.

            Now washed upon your shore.

      • Tate January 11, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

        Weimerica is Now!

  22. JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    It is sad to hear the anti-Trumpers on this blog saying over and over that the Wall will not work, it is a waste of money, it will not slow down transport of smuggler products, etc etc.

    You are full of it. Quit parroting the damn Leftists. Walls everywhere that have been built significantly slow down the transit of illegal goods and services, even rockets and peoples themselves. Walls work, they always have, and this one will too. That is why the Left will go broke trying to stop it.

    Which leads to the point I keep bringing up. Look at the money, power trail to find out why things are the way they are. Who benefits if the wall is shut off. The Wall and its tech infrastructure will cost 5 billion dollars, a pittance in a budget of over a trillion dollars. Even assuming that the cost is not amortized, with taxes charged to Latins transiting into the US legally, or goods crossing the border. Gee, would that mean that Mexico would pay for the Wall.

    So who benefits? Not the typical American, who is being shafted by the Elites bringing in poor slobs from Latin America with false promises of Nirvana in the US. Cheap labor and slavery is what these Elitist leeches want, and are getting.

    So who benefits? The Democrats, who see the illegals as a future voting base in a country where their appeal is fading. Proof? Trump beat Hillary, period. I will say that without the open borders, the Democrats disappear. Hence their absolute allegiance to killing the barrier. This also explains why they have little concern about the Northern border. Not too many Canadians that want to come here, and they are not as government dependent as the Southern invaders. Democrats sense their demise without the Latin invasion.

    So who benefits? The drug dependent economy, both legal and illegal. I believe this is the number one reason to build the wall. The “legal” pharmaceutical industry, in collusion with our vaunted medical community, has hooked this country on drugs, of which opiates are just the start. This is so intertwined in the US mentality now as evidenced with their ability to control populaces wiith marijuana politi, and pill advertising. Even Amazon has noticed which probably sends a shiver down the spine of the Deep State’s medical section. This is just the legal drug industry. Dwarfing this is the illegal drug industry, run by a fellowship between US and Latin cartels. You may see a literal war develop between the Trumpers and the Deep State’s illegal drug industry in the battle over the border. What will happen if the cartels and the Leftist gangs unite in blowing up every section of wall that is constructed?

    See who benefits? Blue States who are politically dependent on influxes of indigent populations, California and New York being number one and no one and a half. Both have announced plans for free health care for illegals. What a magnet for every sick person in the Western Hemisphere. When the Blue urban areas go belly up, they will cry to the Feds for relief, especially if the Dems regain power in DC.

    See who benefits? The Latin countries sending their excess population, and a less desirable population at that to the US. Learned from Fidel Castro.

    You can probably add on other reasons to stop the Wall. I will add on one more scary thought.

    What if all this is being coordinated from globalist sources trying to remove the US as the king of the mountain? The US went to war against three countries who formed an axis to conquer the world, aka Mein Kampf. Are we facing the same situation today?

    • Helix January 11, 2019 at 11:52 am #

      The US is removing itself as King of the Mountain. Rot starts from within.

    • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

      What if all this is being coordinated from globalist sources trying to remove the US as the king of the mountain? The US went to war against three countries who formed an axis to conquer the world, aka Mein Kampf. Are we facing the same situation today?

      Bingo! You’ve nailed it, JAZ! Not JUST the US of course, but the US and the EU in particular at this point in time (China will get their turn soon enough). Call it population and political power “leveling,” with the ultimate level to be 3rd world status.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

      No, since they don’t believe in “countries” per se. But yes, we face a threat from the trans-national global Elite. And yes, other nations like China will take advantage of this, all the more so as they are allied with the Zionist faction of the Global Elite.

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

        Chinese aligned with the Zionists? I haven’t heard that one before. Those two would be strange bedfellows indeed.

  23. BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 11:53 am #

    Uh oh!

    News starting to leak out

    Buzzi resignation imminent

    Forget about impeachment, it is this that will suck up all the oxygen and rivet the attention of a nation.

    Brh

    • elysianfield January 11, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

      “Buzzi resignation imminent”

      BRH,
      Really? I feel a stirring in my “nether regions” that I haven’t experienced in years….

      Of course, If true, it would give Trump an enormous bargaining chip with the Dems…funding assured for the Wall, perhaps at a much greater level.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

      This is the Will of God, that Trump should have even another pick. May he do better this time than the Deep Swamp Kavanaugh or the prissy whatever his name was. How about Judge Jeanine? A Guidess of Fire! Or “the Judge”, Judge Napalitano, a fine Gentlemen of Italian descent.

  24. Frank January 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

    What is sad is that James does not see things DEFCON1’s way.
    Sad indeed. I find Jim’s debate as a Democrat refreshing every Monday and Friday. Thanks Jim

  25. elysianfield January 11, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

    Can anyone in the readership explain to me how a (and I’m choosing my words carefully here) piss-ant 9th Circuit Court Judge can second guess and/or hinder the President of the United States on a matter of “National Emergency”?

    Perhaps the Supreme Court after the fact? I would expect that, in a case of national emergency, the president could send Federal Marshalls into the 9th Circuit and explain that tampering with the circumstance might border on sedition.

    Don’t like the fact that the President has that kind of power?

    Change the law….

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

      EF

      Realize that the 9th represents the West Coast.

      Okay. First stage, California imports millions of Latins et all into its borders with every mechanism it can come up with. There is a reason the caravans aimed at San Diego. And now universal health care for the illegals. Sanctuary status, Doctored documentation. Bring all the indigents in as possible.

      Second stage. Tax the hell out of your middle class to get them to leave. It makes more room for more indigents and feeds the pipeline.

      What pipeline?

      Third stage. Infect the sorrounding states with Socialists, Oregon, Washington, Arozona, and especially Colorado have been Californicated by the baloney being exported by California.

      A big question for me, if the people leaving California are being forced out by bad taxation situations, why the heck do they bring their damned socialist philosophy with them.

      The main point is that the socialist wave is an infection spreading from Blue State infection sites and is spreading fast.

      All you anti-conspiracy types out there must either be uninformed or significantly Left of center, making up excuses.

      • elysianfield January 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

        John,
        The Left Coast may indeed be invested in the terminally short sighted liberals, but the question is what gives the 9th Circuit the authority to question, in real time, a Presidential decree of National Emergency?

        How many divisions does the 9th Circuit have?

        I am not calling for Martial Law…but what legal basis does the 9th Circuit have in second-guessing a sitting President who declares a National Emergency? What would this limp-dick lawyer in robes be saying? “In my opinion….”

        Fuck his opinion….

        • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

          The question is how can any Federal judge shut down an executive action from the President? We are allowing people with no knowledge of why actions are ordered cancel out directives. We totally agree.

          The real issue is that the judicial is supposed to be apolitical.

          Yeah, right. Dems utilize this constantly.

          • capt spaulding January 11, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

            Apolitical? In theory perhaps, but like so many things, not in practice. The political inclinations of most judges are pretty well known, otherwise why would the Republicans have delayed the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice for a year and a half in the hopes that a Republican would win the presidency? There are very few judges that actually apolitical, and the two parties are well aware of who is who.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

        Yes, Liberals are the ultimate idiots, fleeing the Brown Tide but lying even to themselves that they are seeking, “better schools” or “cleaner air”. This kind of false consciousness, reminiscent of the respectability of the Victorian Era, is destroying Western Man.

        Anyone who denies the reality and importance of Race is part of the Idiocy.

  26. JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    CNBC announced that if 2 weeks more of the shutdown occurs, the loss to the GDP will be more than the 5 billion for the wall.

    Gee, what a surprise. Dems, please note. Trump, hang in there. This debate sets the course for our future.

    When will the Ult-Dems be called the traitors to our country that they are?

  27. Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

    Hey, little side benefit to the shutdown non-sense! One thing’s for sure, when Wall St starts feeling the pain, the congress critters will be as well. Good stuff!

    nakedcapitalism.com/2019/01/trillions-ipo-funds-risk-government-shutdown.html

  28. jdhines January 11, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    As I have asserted many times, if corporate America (the real Deep State) had wanted a wall (secure border), it would have been done decades ago. They, of course, do not want one. It has nothing to do with the Dems, although they don’t mind Hispanics pouring in for an electoral reason, and everything to do with the deep corporate state.

    Everyone wins with an open border, except for intransigent and deluded Right Wing Loons. To wit:

    1. Cheap labor. benefits corporate America and coastal elites (nannies)
    2. Increased tax revenue. benefits local, state and federal governments, the taxpayers therein
    3. New customers. benefits business, the deep corporate state
    4. Great new restaurants. benefits all diners
    5. Hardworking honest folks. benefits all Americans: much lower crime rate than homegrown Americans
    6. Safer driving. benefits all motorists: the undocumented drive very cautiously to avoid the authorities.
    7. More road repairs. benefits all drivers and municipalities/states: the undocumented buy a lot of heavily taxed gasoline.
    8. Great source of votes. benefits Democrats (one of my personal favorites)
    9. Fresh troops. benefits US military
    10. Escape from oppression, danger, and poverty. benefits the migrants themselves
    11. Guarding against migrants. benefits all workers employed in customs and border patrol, including “wall” construction firms
    12. Litigating on behalf of migrants. benefits said migrants and the legal profession and other assorted “do-gooders” and social justice warriors, etc.
    13. Free-flowing drugs. benefits DEA, FBI, police, border patrol, local police forces, private prison systems, health care systems, social workers, etc. Dope is big business!
    14. Loads of new weapons. benefits NRA, gun shops, gun manufacturers
    15. Spanish language growth. benefits Hispanic language learners of all stripes: they have a reason to learn a new language and gobs of people to practice with!
    16. Landscaping. benefits homeowners: who amongst us doesn’t appreciate the gardening/landscaping skills of our migrants?
    17. New home construction. benefits homeowners, other tradesmen (someone has to do the hard work) and developers
    18. Haute cuisine. benefits high-end diners and restaurant owners: we all like these low prices for quality dining that cheap labor provides.
    19. Nice hotels. benefits travelers and hotel owners: you must admit migrants are very courteous and are hard workers.
    20. Red meat for GGG base. benefits Fox news. Right-wing radio/media. Trumpster and 34% lunatic base as well as other assorted approving Republicans that really enjoy getting all worked up by vigorous rally chants and other illusions.

    Really, I am hard pressed to find many deficits except for the afore mention Right-wing loons, victims of crime and drug abuse, etc. Which will all still exist if we got rid of every immigrant legal or not.

    So, you see that, given the way America works, economically, there really is little reason to change the status quo and thus it won’t be changed.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    JDH

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

      When I read your list, I thought you were writing it tongue in cheek. Most of the items you wrote, I would put on a list of why we need the wall.

      Do you really want America to turn into an extension of Latin America, or a country with no national identity at all?

      Another subject. Had to look up who Buzzi is. Another opening in the SC seems like a golden opportunity for Trump. I wonder? Who the heck will volunteer after what Kavanaugh went through?

      Idea. Merritt Garland? Wasn’t he considered a moderate by the establishment when he was nominated? Would it be a political coup by Trump? Is Garland really a moderate or a Progressive in disguise?

      • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

        Yeah, that would be shooting ourselves in the foot but you see it as “fair”. As if they would ever try to be fair like that or keep a balance. You’re still far too much of a gentleman – and that will be our undoing.

        As President Erdogan said, Democracy is a bus. You get off at your stop. JS: In other words, you don’t worship the bus or the process. It’s a tool, nothing more. Muslims will support Democracy until and only until they get Shariah Law. Blacks will support Democracy to get Black Power. Hispanics are now doing the same thing in order to win Dominion. Only feckless Whites are confused about all this and will actually campaign to help others take their lands and nations.

        But, But, But – what about the Constitution? It doesn’t say a word about Democracy nor about minorities having a right to vote. It’s not a Universal Document. It was written for us, by us. Someday you will thank me for this Greek (Turkish) Clarity. Send a check sooner rather than later. Don’t wait and send flowers at my funeral. Dig me no grave, I’ll not need one.

        • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

          Only asking if zero progress is possible to get a pure conservative in there. The way things are going, the SC may be the only source of reason in DC.

        • akmofo January 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

          Democracy works when it is small local and accountable. There’s no such thing as a democratic empire. It’s an oxymoron and an irresolvable contradiction. People have to decide what and who they want to be. Do they want an unworkable doomed to failure predatory and thoroughly corrupting to the soul — empire, or a real homeland limited and small. You can’t have it both ways.

          The US Constitution is a profound achievement of the Enlightenment. Unfortunately it was corrupt from day one because it supported an irreconcilably predatory political idea, a Federation/Empire.

          The US needs to be broken into 1001 pieces. Same as most if not all countries. We need to get back to real nationalism and real nation states.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

            Yes, David Duke has a similar point of view. As do I.

          • akmofo January 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

            You’re practically a Jewish Zionist. It’s too bad your heart is black with malice and you refuse to see the obvious. The Vatican is not your friend.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

            We are the same in that we put our People in the center of our World View. That’s what healthy people do. But you want us to put Jews in the Center and that wouldn’t be healthy for us to do.

            Whites First. And then America (as a White Nation) first.

          • akmofo January 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

            There’s no white nation, there are many white nations. They should all enjoy complete sovereignty, as should all other nations.

            Nazism is Vatican imperialism. I can’t understand how you do not see their bail-and-switch tactic on this. Hitler was their Emperor, he was not a German nationalist! Same as Napoleon was their Emperor and not a French nationalist! Same as the Habsburgs were their Emperors and not Austrian nationalists! And so on.

            Again, you have to decide, are you a nationalist or are you an imperialist on a mission of conquest and subjugation of others. You can’t be both.

          • akmofo January 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm #

            bait-and-switch

          • Epicur January 12, 2019 at 8:32 am #

            “Democracy works when it is small local and accountable. ”

            But small tends to get swallowed up unless it has some place to take shelter (like the Swiss Alps). Empires come into existence because there are forces pushing in that direction. Empires die because there are forces pushing in that direction.

            One of the forces pushing us to empire is human ambition, but ambition is about getting (SEEKING), not about having. Having things requires a lot of hard maintenance work. We need to have few things but we want many things.

            Guaranteed to never end.

            “Praise be to Nero’s Neptune
            The titanic sails at dawn
            And everybody’s shouting
            Which side are you on?”

          • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

            Sovereign nations don’t allow themselves to be shaken down for money. The American Elite use America as an ATM to fund their Globalist Schemes. As you say, Israel is only one of the beneficiaries of this scam.

          • akmofo January 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

            We’ve seen the past, so we know the future.

            youtu.be/Q5xCFR83hhE

        • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

          Herr Janos – I fear you are correct, particularly about the Muslims. They are as relentless and singleminded as any dedicated Maoist. The term I use is ‘racheted’: one click at a time to achieve their totalitarian theocracy, but always forward, never retreating.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

            Yes, they know very well what they’re about. The Hijrah or Migration works in tandem with the Jihad.

      • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

        John,

        Not tongue in cheek at all. Moreover, it doesn’t matter what I or the majority of Americans want. It’s about what is and why it will stay the way it is. Are you asking if I want the USA to turn into a third world banana republic? No, I do not, but it doesn’t seem as though I have a vote. We’re getting pretty far down that path already, largely due to income inequality that the conservatives seem to think is just dandy.

        >>>> “Do you really want America to turn into an extension of Latin America or a country with no national identity at all?”

        By that do you mean the present culture or the way it was back in the 1950-70s? I’m not sure there is much “national identity” left, except overweight, tattoed, clown suit wearing dip shits, assorted red necks, and ridge runners and various sorts of hard right-wingers and leftist social justice warriors.

        Most migrants don’t go in for all that shit and are pretty religious. What’s not to like? I think what you long for is long gone and it’s not coming back. Moreover, it’s not gone because of the migrants, but the Deep Corporate State and our own “national tendencies.”

        Really, I don’t care whether our language is French, English or Spanish. I speak all three, but one of the rather poorly. Will/do I miss the “American way of life?” Some of it. I already miss neighborhood pharmacies and shopping on main street, but those are gone not as a result of the migrants, but the deep corporate state. I miss the good factory jobs in the rust belt city I grew up in, but again not the migrants but profit-driven corporate deep staters. I miss nice drives in the country that are now despoiled by mile after mile of suburbs, again not through the fault of migrants, unless we fault them for building them.

        Don’t get me wrong, I have lived and prospered by the deep corporate state. I have prospered more than many, not because I agree with them, but because they are the only real viable game in town if you want to live decently in the USA. It’s all about money in the USA. I don’t make the rules, I only have to play by them.

        If “the wall” was so important why didn’t GGG pass it during his first two years as Obama did health care? Why didn’t he take the $25bil deal for DACA? I can only assume that the Republicans/Trumpists don’t really want a deal (or wall), but only want something to bitch about incessantly and to keep suckering the base. It is a fantasy. There will never be “a wall” as you envision it.

        Thanks for the comments, John.

        JDH

        • revilo January 11, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

          You don’t care what your country’s language is? Hilarious.

        • capt spaulding January 11, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

          If Goldman Sachs and the rest of the corporations that control the government could make a buck off having the wall, it would already be in place. The biggest problem that I see, is that most people don’t look to the future when making their decisions, thus the looming vision of climate change and it’s attendant problems. As I’ve said before, the rest of the world will surge into the Western Nations and overload the lifeboat, dooming everyone. People don’t react to these problems until they bite them in the ass, when it’s generally too late, which is why I know that climate change is inevitable. I know how people tend to be, and I see their responses reflected in the news every day, and it doesn’t encourage me in the least. All I can do is try to prepare my kids as best as I can.

          • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 10:28 pm #

            Well stated! It is in progress.

        • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

          The real enemy of Trumpism is the Deep State. The obstacles that stopped most of the 2016 revolution the voters wanted are in the GOP, the never Trumpers. They are the ones that blocked Trump’s agenda. Specifically, McCain, Flake, Collins and the gal from Alaska, aided immensely by Mitt Romney and John Kasich.
          These are RINOs that loyalty lies in the preservation of the D.C. Cess pool, that Trump is trying to drain. The real issue is pro Deep State or anti-Deep State. Which becomes pro global vs. pro America First. Sound familiar?

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:05 pm #

          The identity of the country has been compromised by the policies of the corporate deep state. Your description of the USA provides no inspiriration for unity. If language and identity are of no concern then there is no union beyond the fact that we are all slaves of the deep state globalist economy. Such a condition won’t last long in a peaceful manner. And we have been a banana republic in decline for a long time. Most likely, the USA will break up into smaller countries based on ethnic identity. History doesn’t repeat but it does rhyme.

  29. the camels bell January 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

    Right, sure, whatever you say. Reminds me of the old enemies, Vietnam and the Commies.

    And who was the power-obsessed POTUS determined to bomb North Vietnam into oblivion? Everybody on board, so Nixon’s refrain went, “they’re the enemy.”

    Divorced from objective reality, tricky dick ate real shit real hard. But his impeccable grasp of reality, at least, saved his reputation later with his recording gig at the Watergate Hotel.

    That’s the problem with the unconscious. When it says “fuck you,” a full header results, count on it.

  30. RocketDoc January 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

    The University of Texas Medical School acceptances for this years freshman class was listed on their website as Asian/Pacific Islander-44%, Caucasian-29%, Hispanic-16%, African/American-8%, Other-3%. That is a lot of new Indian and Chinese doctors. My son was admitted to the new class but the demographics is intriguing….
    The rule should be–Anyone can become an American but not Everyone can become an American. I cannot move to Switzerland and become Swiss.
    We actually have rules to manage this dysfunction but they are not being followed because “Republican” corporate interests need the construction, agriculture, meat processing, hotel cleaning, cheap labor and the “Democrats” want their diversity, nannies, and future voters. It has been a complete dereliction of duty by the responsible for 40+ years.
    It is complicated but not hard to fix. No benefits for illegals. All paychecks are paid into a bank account with taxes withheld and then refunded when the worker returns home. $10,000 penalties for employers hiring illegal workers. All temp workers register their in country address.
    Back in October I was in New Orleans for a conference. Leaving the hotel early looking for a coffee shop I noticed numerous job sites with all Hispanic workers. I was asked twice by black men for money. I noticed several black men sleeping in doorways, another scrounging in the trash. I do not know why the people who have been here 300 years are not doing the construction jobs–while Spanish is spoken on the job sites.
    I am not fond of walls. They keep people in as well as out. It is also a useless construction project if Chinese, for example, can fly here and disappear into the heartland for seven years cooking in a Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati.
    Could we build any sort of majority that agrees undocumented workers in the USA can not give birth to American citizens and then change the laws to implement it?

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

      You are asking questions that the polity of our country is unable to deal with.

    • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

      Jefferson, Lincoln, et al desired…and did not do.

      Talk is cheap, Janos.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

        Yes, they failed or didn’t try hard enough or were too old, the dark forces too strong, etc – but does that mean the idea is wrong?

        Your psychic channels are all tangled up. That happens a lot with you. How can you make beautiful music like that – and what is more beautiful than Truth?

        As the alchemists said, before things can be properly combined, they must be separated. Thus before you “strings” or different faculties, lobes, or subpersonalities can play in harmony, they must be untangled and separated.

        • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

          you tube–Family by the ton.

          • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

            Totally random :-). But I did and…wow. Very sad and also very frightening. Exercise and eating right are so important!

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

      RD,

      What you propose is a great idea, but it is way TOO practical and not ideological enough for either party, especially since they really don’t want the solution. They want the problem! Hence, it will not be solved.

      JDH

  31. amb January 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

    Mr. K — As regards Mueller and all the criminals involved in this government fiasco finally being indicted, tried and imprisoned… I think of a phrase my mother often muttered: “From your lips to God’s ears.”

    BTW… I respect and admire your mastery of prose and the great wordsmith that you are, and so, with all due respect, I humbly offer this clarification…

    It is not the “Democratic Party” as you wrote. It is the “Democrat Party”. Major difference in my mind.The political-elite Democrat Party exposed themselves long ago as being ultra-authoritarian (the furthest away on the political spectrum from democratic) and if they were ever able to assume full control and power that authoritarianism would bloom like the wild flowers of a spring garden.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

      I agree. They also have a strong contingent within the Republican Party. This is why so much of President Trump’s agenda was ignored by a Republican-majority Congress for two years.

  32. mow January 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

    Want to shut down the swamp ?
    Start by cutting the cable television cord.
    Then the internet , myself included.
    There’s a sucker born every nanosecond.

  33. tomsource January 11, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

    There is a disturbing precedent created when the legislative branch capitulates to the POTUS who has used a “government shutdown” as leverage because the legislature doesn’t agree with the proposed expenditures of the executive branch. What effect might this have on future negotiations about budget issues? This isn’t the backrooms of the NFL draft or a corporate merger, it’s the American economy.

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

      The reverse s true also. Balance of power, let them Duke it out.

  34. Pucker January 11, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

    “…the DNC views everyone coming across as a potential constituent,”

    Do we know what the Latinos think politically?

    Are the Latinos potential DNC supporters, or are they Socialists?

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

      Is there a difference?

      Remember they are refugees from failed socialist states, bringing their contagion with them.

  35. JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

    Has everyone been listening to Deblasio and the California governor over the past two days?

    Wow. There is the platform for the Progressive party in 2020, not the Democrat party, but the nutty Progressives.

    I have a question for every American in the country.

    Who is going to pay for all this gimme stuff? The Blue leaders, not just blue but bright royal blue, are promising all this stuff to their new illegal constituents that have no way to earn a decent income and therefore will pay no taxes. So the population of non tax payers will increase and tax payers will leave. So-o-o, who will end up paying for all the stuff the indigents are being promised?

    Guess!

    They are already setting up to try to get the federal deduction for state income tax back into place. Aimed at ? Us.

    If a Dem DC is elected, you can bet your life that the Feds will be the target for all the states and locals to steal your taxes.

    The Times is calling Deblasio Robin Hood. Or is that Robbing Hood.

    • hmuller January 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

      JohnAZ, I share your philosophy of fiscal responsibility. But I think we are way past the point of no return. Would you tell someone in their final weeks of life: now would be a good time to quit smoking and drinking, unplug those tubes, get out of that bed and start exercising?

      The old system is already brain dead; though hooked to life support to create the illusion of living. But in the case of economies something new must follow the death of the old.

      It’s time to consider how to personally survive future monetary resets. I suspect they might try a few half-hearted resets before finally cleansing the system of all debt, ending credit based fiat money and fractional reserve banking. Hanging all bankers would also help.

    • City_of_76 January 12, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

      @JohnAZ: tell us, who is going to pay for the Trump tax cuts that were passed, and which massively increased the deficit? And why was it deemed necessary to cut taxes, especially on the wealthy who make much of their money from capital gains instead of actual work, when the economy was doing so well according to Trump?

      I don’t expect you to have an answer for that one, but figured you ought to think that one through and explain how wise your Republican representatives are.

  36. BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    You mean like ashes from crematorium the Soviets set up in Spain, and the Nazis in Poland?

    Brh

    • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

      In response to a post that has been expunged. Phew, that was quick!

      • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

        you tube–Family by the ton.

        then get back to us.

  37. Tate January 11, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    The farm machines came in & took their jobs. Maybe someday a strong back & a weak mind will be useful again.

    • Tate January 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

      Haha. Somebody’s comment got blitzed. My comment in response goes to the end of the line.

  38. deetrump January 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

    “Mr. President, declare a national emergency NOW! — Sen. Graham

    Yes! Set the precedent, Mr. President. Then sit back and watch future Democratic presidents use that precedent to declare their national emergencies … based on their claims of the dangers of climate change or based on gun violence massacres.

    I cannot wait to see what Mr. Trump makes possible for future Democratic presidents. Declare that national emergency NOW!

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to negotiate on Wall/Barrier funding – even if the government were to be reopened – virtually ends congressional path to fund Wall/Barrier.

      Time for President @realDonaldTrump to use emergency powers to build Wall/Barrier.

      I hope it works.
      41K
      1:57 PM – Jan 10, 2019

      Lindsay Graham. Our Lindsay has become a Man. Meme magic is real. We’re memeing him straight by picturing him with women now.

      • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

        Did Lil’ Lindsey’s nuts finally drop? Saw him on one of the Sunday talkies last week and thought he was going to cry. He was seriously welling up.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

      How do you know President Trump is not the last President of a united USA? Be careful what you wish for.

    • Jigplate January 11, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      Be careful what you wish for Dee, Let the future Democrat president declare a national emergecy based on gun violence, then watch 5 million gun owners hold up a giant middle finger just like they did in NY and CT.

    • jdhines January 11, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

      Indeed. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
      JDH

      • Jigplate January 11, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

        I forgot NJ- After the recent “large capacity” magazine ban that required those in possession to surrender their magazines, not a single one was turned in. I hope that pisses you off, Deetrump!

  39. Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Trump will be vulnerable when he declares a National Emergency. He desperately needs a Praetorian Guard. Deputize a hundred thousand ex-Marines, Green Berets, Special Forces, etc. Then start paying them, make it permanent. Things are only going to get harder from here. A permanent crisis until the borders of the FUSA are redrawn along racial and cultural lines.

    • Ol' Scratch January 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

      It’s almost “Beware the Ides of March” time. Gonna get interesting.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

      The Elite will do everything in their power to stop him at every point. This situation is going to continue to get worse and they will also try different legal tactics to undermine him if he does declare a National Emergency. I hear a George Soros funded organization Demand Justice is already preparing for court battles on the Wall. Like you have said before in so many words, if he is serious then he will have to go nuclear.

  40. Don January 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

    The US fuc&s with all the countries in Latin America, and then the people here wonder why there are hoards of poor desperate people trying to escape the shi&holes that we helped create. The US (and its allies) also destabilized the Middle East and created thousands of refugees that flee to safer places in Europe.

    And the other arguments against a “wall” are the cost of it given that the US is broke, and the effectiveness of such a wall. And then there is the environmental problems it will create as well.

    And finally, when the US collapses, how will poor starving Americans be able to easily escape to Mexico?

    • deetrump January 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

      Same way half the immigrants arrive: by air, flying over the wall.

    • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

      then the people here wonder why there are hoards of poor desperate people ..

      ergo 100 years ago those brown skinned ‘latrinos’ were fat and happy?

      It is the population explosion. way more of them. overshot carrying capacity, jobs, food, fresh water.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

      As if they would be prosperous if we had left them alone! Just like Black Africa would be Wakanda. And as if we hadn’t gone into the Middle East, the Jihad would have never started up again. And as if most of the “Syrian Refugee” are refugees or Syrians.

      Where does one start with people like this? Everything they believe is wrong from the very get go.

    • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm #

      Yes Don, your mention of ‘…poor starving Americans … able to easily escape to Mexico’ brings to mind the fact that these last two generations, maybe three, of American citizens are simply not accustomed to the hardships that shithole-subjects have had to put up with, time and again. This was an argument made eloquently by Dmitry Orlov when discussing the different flavors of collapse: USSR vs. USA. The Russians survived Stalin, Hitler, the weather, Communism and the final capsizing of a topheavy, leaking economy. Orlov’s point was that the USA, at least the way it has been set up since the 1950s, is really in no position to try to get by when ‘supply lines’ (often referred to by our esteemed host) wither and snap. I kept thinking about this when visiting Yancheng, an extremely opulent city in eastern China, last year. It wasn’t so long ago that life was hopeless, brutal and scary.

  41. deetrump January 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

    “Do you really want America to turn into an extension of Latin America, or a country with no national identity at all?” —JohnAZ

    YES. American identity is not static. It changes all the time. Millions of Poles, Germans, Irish, etc. … millions arriving every century and every century has more vigor, more innovation, more richness. The majority of immigrants pouring over the NORTHERN border are Canadians who overstay their visas. Now we are blessed with a variety of peoples coming over the southern border. I embrace this change and respect those who want to come here to work and care for their families, just as we do.

    Learn Spanish. You are not going to stop immigration.

    • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

      The Spanish Main and the Anglo American empire have been butting heads since about c1500m, Little Jane. The Spanish Main has been in decline since their Armada got sunk by the English Pirate Navy in 1588, Its been a long decline, ending up with failed craphole countries like Honduras and Venezuela. Now the ragged remnants are making their way north, into the English speaking lands, looking to be saved from themselves.

      Brh

      • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

        Hows life in the state with the most millionaires, by percentage?

        • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

          Cold, and expensive,

          Malthus, where are you?

          Brh

          • malthuss January 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

            in the living room.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

        You ignore Race as usual. There’s very little Spanish about the Indios and Mestizos who are swarming across our border.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

      Says janet = ffkling = pkrugman = deetrump.

  42. deetrump January 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    By the way, I congratulate Mr. Trump for expanding, simplifying, and creating a pathway to citizenship the H-1B visa program. We need more immigrants in STEM positions. Mr. Trump will expand all types of immigrants by creating friendly and welcoming immigrant programs.

    • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

      Haha busted!!!! deetrump = janet = ffkling = pkrugman

      Very perceptive of you Jim – you may be on to something.

      • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

        I’m sad that JimInFlorida’s comment was removed :-(. He did have a good point in asking how willing those who are advocating illegal immigration are in taking on personal responsibility for the welfare of the illegal immigrants. As it is now, all American citizens are paying the price for this injustice and it is against the will of the majority of us. He is TOTALLY right about that and nothing can change it.

    • Walter B January 11, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

      How many of these invaders are YOU TAKING IN?

      This is a really good point and one that nobody seems to be asking or answering. As far as I know, they all qualify for social handouts like Medicaid, food stamps, welfare and government housing subsidies. Certainly in Sanctuary States like here in NJ. And I have to say that most of the bleeding heart liberals that I hear calling for unlimited influx, live in 4k to 5K square foot McMansions what with only two people. Not that they would ever volunteer adoption. I believe in the end, the real problem is that these feel good concepts completely ignore the most critical aspect of it all – who is going to pay for it? I’ll give you a hint, it ain’t gonna be Hillary Clinton or Bill Gates.

      • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:45 pm #

        No Walter, we out here in fly-over country are paying for it. As illegal aliens move in they drain local public school resources, they get medicaid, SNAP, etc. They don’t contribute much in the way of taxes and send a good portion of their paychecks overseas to their home countries. Seems like a net loss for our society. Most have zero interest in assimilating into American culture and learning to speak English.

        • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

          I am not surprised to hear that and I am truly sorry for you. A lot of people around here like to piss and moan about the cold and the snow and the Winters, but these conditions do, I believe, seem to keep the jungle and desert migrants at least a little bit at bay. Perhaps if we do in fact have another Ice Age it will weed some of them out. I am not a violent man by nature, but letting Natural Selection run it’s course is no problem for me.

          • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

            Walter, your comment made me smile: a large group of Iraqi migrants have apparently been leaving Finland for the same reason. Can’t take the cold environment (probably the cold people as well). Too bad Sweden isn’t experiencing the same thing: they spoil the invaders rotten.

  43. Jigplate January 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

    I nearly busted a gasket laughing out loud when I watched Ocasio-Cortez in a recent interview castigating Trump about being “raciss”. Her mannerisims and body language uncannily reminded me of every 17 year old Puerto Rican girl who ever cursed me out in the classroom when i asked them to stop cracking their gum.

    • BackRowHeckler January 11, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

      Round these parts its pretty rare to find a 17 year old Puerto Rican girl still in school. By that time they’re already knocked up with their 2nd kid, pushing a baby carriage down the mean streets of Hartford to the nearest AFDC office.

      Brh

      • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

        West Side Story was propaganda. There are no Marias but plenty of Anitas. And she’s way better than the Anitas of today. Anybodys was the most attractive girl by far.

        Axe not for whom the Black Maria comes, it comes for thee.

  44. deetrump January 11, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

    “How many of these invaders are YOU TAKING IN?“ —JiminFlorida

    Have you actually spoken with any of them? Do you speak Spanish?

    The unarmed women and children who walk to the border are following our laws when they seek out border patrol to surrender to and seek asylum, as our laws dictate they can legally do. They are legally seeking asylum. They are not looking for a handout. They don’t want to stay in my small house. They want to work and have their own living space. My place won’t do.

    But since you support the wall, I ask you if you are willing to have a big beautiful hardened concrete 20 foot high wall built around you to keep immigrants out of your space. That would be an effective use of a wall until someone with a 25 foot ladder comes along. Walls don’t work.

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

      Since this Wall, border issue arose, I have never heard such a bunch of BS from it seems everywhere. We don’t need a wall, we will have a technological wall. One thing that is common about all these critics, none of them have a single clue about what they are talking about, none have visited the border, any one that thinks a technological Wall will patrol the open desert in southern Arizona or California is loony.

      I might listen to someone with a counter argument if for once they knew what they were talking about rather than some line of horse s–t they were told on a Democrat MSNBC report.

      I really think it is atrocious that the American people can believe the BS the Dems espouse.

      • Imagine its 2020…

        Mitt Romney is president. Through night vision cameras on a blimp 500 feet in the air, young clean-shaven technicians at Colorado Air-Space control room watches the glowing green figures crossing the empty landscape.

        They are heading south.

        Self-deportation became a thing because E-verify was made mandatory by law and its regulation put under the Homeland Security department. Without any source of income, the illegal aliens and visa-overstayers saw that they would quickly spend all their savings if they did not leave quickly.

        Suddenly ticket prices on flights out of major U.S. airports increased. Craigslist is flooded with for sale ads on everything from used cars to real estate to consumer durables.

        Of course there would be a backlog of last-minute marriages (and annulments).

        CPI prices would be affected but to what degree it is not clear. And current legal residents, visa holders, and others would suddenly be complying with reporting and visa monitoring processes.

        Yes, life under Mitt is good. This is how a real businessman runs America.

        Mitt Romney 2020.

        • SoftStarLight January 11, 2019 at 11:49 pm #

          No!

        • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

          Deb, are you implying that RMoney is going to die and become Emperor of his own planet before next year?

          Poor RMoney.

  45. seawolf77 January 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

    Ah-choooo!

  46. deetrump January 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

    “Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has criticized her fellow Democrats for targeting a judicial nominee over his membership in the Knights of Columbus, calling it “religious bigotry.”

    “While I oppose the nomination of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, I stand strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry, citing as disqualifiers Buescher’s Catholicism and his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus,” Ms. Gabbard wrote in a Tuesday op-ed in The Hill.”

    —The Washington Times

    • deetrump January 11, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

      TULSI GABBARD FOR PRESIDENT 2020

      Iraq War Fighter Pilot

      Congresswoman

      Proud Hindu

      2020

  47. Pucker January 11, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

    We should build a Wall around Washington, DC….

    Why do you suppose that the most popular TV show in the Winn Correctional Facility in Louisiana in 2014 was the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”?

    The Winn Correctional Facility in 2014 had the dubious distinction of having the highest number of “shards” confiscated from prisoners. It seems that “shards” are sharp objects that innates use to stab other inmates. Shards are often hidden in pipes and up prisoners’ butts. Correction Officers (“CO’s) are informally advised not to intervene while prisoners are stabbing each other with shards because CO’s “…aren’t paid enough.” CO’s at “Winn” in 2014 were only paid $9 bucks an hour, albeit it seems that CO’s can bump their earnings by smuggling mobile phones and drugs to inmates.

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_and_the_Restless

  48. wm5135 January 11, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

    After the wall is built and those who profit from and hire the (illegal, undocumented -you choose the one that suits you) workers need more employees they will load them into buses and drive them across the border in air conditioned comfort. Anyone who believes a wall will stop the planned and on schedule destruction of our Republic should see Scratch’s comment about the destruction of the professional class that is now underway.

    Each duly elected member of the House and the Senate got there by promising to take care of their constituents PERSONAL INTERESTS. I do not recall any campaign in the last thirty year which had the candidate promising to put the interests of the nation ahead of the personal interests of his or her district. Caveat emptor! Never forget they shot the bastard that had the temerity to say “ask what you can do for your country”. And then when the job was neatly done they shot his brother too.

    Ah yes they were Democrats though, were they not?

    Considering Nicaragua, who was the United Fruit Company and who was Augusto Sandino. Who is copulating with this hog and who is holding it?

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm #

      Maybe JFK and RFK would identify more with Trump today than the band of anarchists called the Progressive Democrats.

    • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

      My mother told me this. He was the guy who resisted the US Marine invasion of Nicaragua in 1911. She told me the marines raped my grandmother. In the end, his head ended up on a spit.

    • SpeedyBB January 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm #

      wm5135: Although I have nothing to do with the medical profession I am an avid reader of kevinmd.com, one of the most popular (not to mention sensational) medical blogs on the web. Dr. Kevin Pho comes from a SE Asian background and many of his contributors also carry South or East Asian surnames. This came to mind reading RocketDoc’s comment about the ethnic proportion of those accepted into the University of Texas Medical School.

      One good reason for this is that immigrant doctors from desperately poor countries are willing to put up with the unbelievable cruelty, danger, incompetence and administrative horse-shit imposed by corporate medicine. Not to mention relatively meager pay after years of horrendous debt piling up.

      One of the statistics I read on the blog was that 70% of the physicians surveyed said they would advise their own child against entering the profession.

      It’s a bit like the Jamaican Member of Parliament whose grandfather was brought over to Great Britain as a street-sweeper because the locals disdained such work. Or the Korean taxi-driver who picked me up at JFK and proudly described his children working on Wall Street.

  49. Pucker January 11, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

    How do we account for the Cultural Sterility of this particular phase of American History?

    “For the sake of diplomacy she had allowed herself to be courted by a man whose presence she could not stand and whom she found physically repulsive. Once peace between France and England was secure, she dropped the unctuous duke as politely as she could. By this time Elizabeth was too old to bear children. She was accordingly able to live the rest of her life as she desired, and she died the Virgin Queen. She left no direct heir, but ruled through a period of incomparable peace and cultural fertility.”

    Robert Greene
    The 48 Laws of Power

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm #

      Melania refusing to hold hands with the President. What a crime! Would she deny him a concubine or two? She was pregnant and could not serve him!

  50. Pucker January 11, 2019 at 9:38 pm #

    What if Trump borrows the money from the Russians to build a Wall?

    • JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm #

      Russia is wise enough to know that if the USA goes down to the globalists, they are next. They would probably invest in the Wall.

    • K-Dog January 11, 2019 at 11:03 pm #

      All they have to say to Trump is, ‘piss on it’.

  51. JohnAZ January 11, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

    Just reported that a group of the Left media and operatives are trying to say that the Senate is racist because it has 2 representatives from each state and that small states are White and therefore this mis represents Browns.

    Let’s see, Leftists want the electoral college abolished, they want the Senate reapportioned per population, they want the Supreme Court minimized. IOW, they want control of the country.

    Do you get it, they want the US Constitution eliminated!!!

    These are not political moves, this is anarchy, it is the start of attempted removal of the Caucasian people in America. The start of a Communistic Socialistic overthrow of the US government.

    Ask Joe Lieberman after his statement today that AOC is not the future of the Democratic Party. Her response was, in so many words, get out of the way, Joe, I do represent the future of the Democrat party.

    You moderate Democrats better watch out, you are about to have your hats handed to you.

    The Deep State is about to be replaced by a one party government headed up by the most Leftist group since Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Czar.

    This is what the Founding Fathers warned us about 240 years ago and wrote into the Constitution.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 11, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

      Yes, White Americans may have to flee over the Bering Strait to escape from the minority hordes. As Christ said, When destruction comes, flee North and West. The Colony is failing because the Liebermans of the World and their Leftist White allies organized and funded Minority Empowerment. Now they got what they wanted and suddenly it doesn’t look so good. They’re suddenly realized they’re White too.

      • hmuller January 11, 2019 at 11:34 pm #

        I don’t want to be a nitpicker, Janos, but when you quote Jesus it’s important to be accurate. Where did he say flee North and West?

        The closest verse I found was Matthew 24:16:
        “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”

        There are mountains within Judea and to the north, south, and east of Judea. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the west.

        • elysianfield January 12, 2019 at 11:45 am #

          “I don’t want to be a nitpicker, Janos, but when you quote Jesus it’s important to be accurate. Where did he say flee North and West?”

          Hmuller,
          Janos misspoke…he was quoting Jesus Greely….

          • elysianfield January 12, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

            …Or was it Horace of Nazareth? I get the two confused….

          • hmuller January 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

            Apparently, Janos feels entitled to make shit up and then ignore us when he’s busted. The honest, manly thing to do is admit when you’re wrong.

      • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 12:11 am #

        Yes, they do want to remove White people from the equation. Since we are still a majority, the window of opportunity for an improvement in our situation is still open. But it closes little by little as the days go by. I personally think Whites are going to have to start adopting the values that the minorities display. Like sticking together in more of a solid political and cultural block. We need lawyers advocating White civil rights. We need professional and social organizations for the advancement of Whites. You name it we need it lol. It will all be labeled racist no matter what. So let’s cross the rubicon into a new era of racial awareness and racial unity.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 1:27 am #

          Well said. Pat Buchanan has made the latter part of his career about this kind of brinkmanship – framing White survival in terms of the effects our disappearance will have on “America” instead of just the existential tragedy of our extinction in and of itself. He does it again here:

          amren.com/commentary/2019/01/memo-to-trump-declare-an-emergency/

          If he came “out”, he would be savaged and suppressed, but it would really shake people up and perhaps wake some up. He’s an old man and should do it before the end. Tucker seems to be stepping into his shoes of Master of Brinkmanship. We don’t have time for this. If he really is aware and if he cares, he should make the Leap. Countless would follow him into the Promised Land. He would be fired, but he is so big he could help create a new network somewhere, somehow. We need our own Media more than anything.

        • Tate January 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

          A NAAWP. Let’s just make sure it doesn’t have the same kind of founding influence as the NAACP. Among the many other Baked-in Bolsheviks of the early NAACP was this man, Joel Spingarn.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Elias_Spingarn

          You may research this topic for further insight.

      • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 11:21 am #

        So Janos, first you were talking big about standing fast and fighting and spilling blood to protect your whiteness and now you talk of running away across the Bering Straits. Look who is now of multiple minds!

        • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

          Your malice is showing again Walter. Our People are so utterly confused that no united resistance may be possible. You’ve already revealed that you want me to throw my life away doing something stupid so you can feel righteous in your angry pacifism and get off my lawn militancy.

          As one blogger said, the Left isn’t talking about Revolution any more – they don’t think they’re going to need one. In other words, despite the ravings of the Antifa, the ones behind them know that they’ve all but captured the Establishment.

          • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

            No Janos and no. No the Left is not thinking they are winning, they are just hitting the limits of their limited attention spans. Once the protests end and are followed by drunken orgies and drug consumption, they sort of wear thin. In the end, it is mostly all just another entertainment event.

            And no I was not the one who started the malice, I simply continued it to prove the point. I much prefer to operate in unison with my fellow humans and am a little non-plussed as to why you jumped me in the first place. I am more than willing to let bygones be bygones.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

            The Walter who said that is now asleep. He will return the main personality perceives threat, either real or imagined. It is a disassociated complex obviously. You could try to be aware of it. Usually before it arrives you start talking about your virtue. Seriously. You always turn a debate into some kind of personal thing instead of just discussing the idea in question.

            Btw, I’m not saying you aren’t virtuous in general. You seem genuine and I have no doubt you have done much of what you say you have done in your town and county.

        • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

          Walter, what do you think White people should do? Whether it is right or wrong, identity politics has taken hold. Primarily because we are an ethnically fractured country and the current Elite are profiting from the disunity. Any casual glance at mainstream media makes it super clear that Whites are the scapegoat for the world’s ills. Such rhetoric is what brings on conflict. I am afraid avoiding such a conflict is not possible anymore. Minorities are very intent, and understandibly so, in advancing their collective progress. They, in general, are more loyal to their groups. Whites are not afforded these rights. But if we are to survive it is time to realize that we are a real group of people and that we are a race. The law of diminishing returns applies to individualism too.

          • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

            IMHO I think we need to send a clear and very loud message to the political scum that rules us that we are sick and fricken tired of the “I am offended offense”. Get over it losers and get on with your lives, (them, not you dear). We need to call these political hacks out big time for solving absolutely NOTHING. For doing absolutely NOTHING. And if white people are still a majority but have all turned into extreme left wings progressive radicals, then maybe it IS time for them to go away. There is a possibility though that once enough well to do (and overly indebted) white people drop down out of the financial stratosphere and wake up that the tide will swing once again. Affluence and greed are the problems, if you ask me. .

    • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

      You won the popular vote twice in the last 30 years and you’re complaining about what exactly? That is ripe. No that’s a blackened banana.

  52. aibohphobia January 11, 2019 at 11:53 pm #

    The wall is too little, too late to prevent massive immigration– Unless we want to build it at about the latitude of Kansas.
    I have read that most of the small towns in the southern border states already have such large hispanic populations that the predominant language of radio there is Spanish, and following Mexican and South American Soccer is the primary sports concern.

    If you live down there, plan on learning Spanish because it is one of the most important languages of your future–
    Or more correctly,
    “Si vives allí, planea aprender español porque es uno de los idiomas más importantes de su futuro.”

    • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 12:18 am #

      That is what happens in invasions. Cultures and peoples are removed and replaced. Thank you for the reminder that this is a zero-sum game for the very soul of the country.

  53. BuckP January 12, 2019 at 12:06 am #

    Mexicans and Central Americans are victims of an anarchous narco-state replete with murder, extortion, corruption and hopelessness. In Central America, the CIA’s past covert operations to overthrow democratically elected governments and their subsequent support of drug-running dictators didn’t help. There are plenty of jobs on the Mexican side of the border. If not for the fear of the cartels, few Mexicans would want to come here to the US and do our dirty work while reaping our scorn at the same time. Heck, with the heat and harsh conditions at the border and their ability to build things like American houses, Mexicans might have gainful employment building the WALL. With billions of dollarsflowing to the border, it will be a bonanza for them. They’ll be singing “Happy Days Are Here Again” in Spanish.
    All of this migration is happening because of America’s love affair with dope (meth, coke, etc.) If stupid druggie Americans quit stuffing their noses with dope, the billions for the WALL wouldn’t be necssary.
    BTW, Afghanistan is awash with a bumper crop of opium poppies, thereby, resulting in a world-wide heroin epidemic. In order to protect the poppie fields from the Taliban, who want to burn and destroy them all, the US military stands guard (our tax dollars at work).
    “A Global Force for Good” Now that’s funny!
    Heroin is getting into the US by ship and plane under the auspices of government people in high places because America controls the source. It doesn’t need to come across thesouthern border so a WALL wouldn’t be of much help in this case.
    OUT

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 9:56 am #

      BuckP

      Boy, do I agree with you 100%.

      Add on

      The real centers of resistance to the Wall are the centers of drug usage. IOW, the drug users are trying to stop the interruption of their drug sources, politically.

      Trump is very anti-alcohol and anti-drug because of his brother, but I really believe he sees the damage being done to America by drug usage and is trying to make an impact.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

      Yes the Wall must ultimately extend to our Hearts.

      • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

        It almost seems like the Wall is a sort of archetype. Walls have been forever. Weren’t most European cities walled in the Middle Ages? It seems natural and certainly not immoral. But it does seem very moral to protect those and that which you love.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

          I don’t know what could be more fundamental. Things are what they are because they’re not something else. Poorly defined cells are cancer cells that don’t have their own being therefore seek that of others.

          Trump’s line about loving those within not hating those without was a good one. I wish he could have done a whole power point presentation about Walls in different countries, etc. And about how Church used to be on board with this – or at least pretended to be.

  54. Pucker January 12, 2019 at 1:33 am #

    It seems that a Key to Success is being Stupid, or, at least appearing to be a moron, which Trump seems to play to perfection. What does the primacy placed upon stupidity and psychopathy in climbing the ladder of Success imply for Collapse generally?

    “Rule 21: Always act like a Dumbass.

    LAW 21 PLAY A SUCKER TO CATCH A SUCKER—SEEM DUMBER THAN YOUR MARK

    JUDGMENT No one likes feeling stupider than the next person. The trick, then, is to make your victims feel smart—and not just smart, but smarter than you are. Once convinced of this, they will never suspect that you may have ulterior motives. At the start of your climb to the top, of course, you cannot play too stupid: You may want to let your bosses know, in a subtle way, that you are smarter than the competition around you. As you climb the ladder, however, you should to some degree try to dampen your brilliance.

    Robert Greene
    The 48 Laws of Power

  55. seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 8:53 am #

    God bless you.

    • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm #

      Hi seawolf. You have been out for a while. I hope Papa Noel was good to you and you had a good New Year :-).

      • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

        Took a break. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back. Happy X-mas and Happy New Year.

        • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 1:17 am #

          Thank you. Yes breaks are good sometimes.

  56. BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 9:22 am #

    Transient camps crowding in on Venice Beach, putting progressive sensibilities of residents to the test. Car vandalism, burglaries, assaults, rampant typhus, Mersa and Hep A, along with open drug use on the streets, seems to have dulled the revolutionary ardor of the millionaire Hollywood lefties. Something needs to be done, that much is clear. But what?

    To any of you on the west coast, in Seattle, Portland, LA or San Francisco, concerning bums and transients, is the situatuon as bad as reported on some news sites, and on youtube? Or is it being overblown and exaggerated, possibly for political reasons?

    Brh

    • malthuss January 12, 2019 at 11:20 am #

      If you are on Facebook, there are crime watch groups that document
      this.
      I believe stealing under $999 or some sum, they dont do much to
      prosecute.

      Look, Farrah and Rys son, see what he looks like,

      people.com/movies/farrah-fawcett-redmond-oneal-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-allegedly-stabbin…

      • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

        In some ways its sweet, so sweet, seeing these lefty millionaires
        having to live with the consequences of policies they espouse and support … usually its us who have to suffer those consequences while they hide inside their walled estates, patting themselves on the back and praisng how progressive and inclusive they are.

        Ryan Oneils kid, spoiled and rich, a Hollywood loser. Probably some mental illness and much drug abuse present here.

        Brh

        • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

          The walled estates get to me I have to admit. I don’t scorn people who get rich by working hard and honestly. It’s only fair. But dang it! If we are not supposed to have walls then they need to get rid of them.

    • Tate January 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

      The last time I was in San Fran, a man wearing a sheet tried to assault me & Mrs. Tate. But since I practice Situational Awareness at all times, he couldn’t get close enough to us without risking harm to himself. That’s when I had to explain to Mrs. Tate that we weren’t in a zoo.

  57. FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 9:38 am #

    Unknown pages of history: How George H.W. Bush in 1991 helped Yeltsin to save Russian Federation from Disintegration

    The problem was in the so-called Novogarevskiy process, started by Gorbachev, the Spotted Judas he was, on the direction of his Western handlers.

    This process, which began in April 1991, got its name from the name of the Mikhail Gorbachev residence near Moscow in Novo-Ogaryovo.

    The process violated the current Constitution of the USSR (Art. 173 and 174), since any changes to the constitutional order of the USSR could be carried out only by a two-thirds majority of the deputies of the USSR Congress of People’s Deputies, and the Constitution itself was the highest legislative act of the USSR.

    The main rub in the new Constitution was equating autonomous republics to the Union republics, up to the right of secession.

    The main task set before Gorbachev by his Western case officers was to disintegrate the Russian Federation (back then – RSFSR) along with the Soviet Union, since by 1991 the war between the union republics was already in progress and it could only be stopped by repression = the USSR was doomed, But it was necessary to destroy the RSFSR and for this the autonomous republics were equated to the Union Republics and the Russian Federation would become confederation and then with the collapse of the USSR, Russia also would disintegrate into 21 republics.

    Yeltsin refused to sign the new treaty of alliance, in which there was a clause raising the status of autonomous republics and Gorbachev arranged an emergency committee to eliminate Yeltsin, to whom at the beginning of the coup, the Clintonoids offered refuge in the American Embassy, close to the Russian parliament.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Committee_on_the_State_of_Emergency

    But Yeltsin connected with Bush and they agree to withdraw Russia from the USSR in one piece and Yeltsin climbed on the tank, and Bush neutralized the Clintonoids for some time and in Belovezhskaya Pushcha a certificate was issued for the death of USSR’s led by Gorbachev and the birth certificate for the Russian Federation led by Yeltsin.

    Yeltsin delivering his speech from the tank:
    meduza.io/image/attachments/images/000/033/756/small/IzT3hEKrOBDm0DEwo1UNmg.jpg

    • FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 9:47 am #

      Something very similar is happening right now in US – I believe that Clintonoids are aiming at America’s disintegration.

      • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 10:31 am #

        Yes, divide and conquer.

        One comment

        The rise of the anarchy invading the US today is centered in two states, California and New York. Their infection is spreading into surrounding areas. It is important to note that any movement to limit the contagion spreading needs to center at these points, I also believe that dissolution of the US is in the sights of these anarchists. Control of Washington is rapidly falling into the hands of the anarchists from California just because of numbers. The California nuts just keep more and more illegals into the state, give them phony documentation, and are swinging the state farther towards the Left. The equalization effects of the electoral college and the Senate are being overwhelmed by huge demographic shifts in the Blue-Red distributions. The cities are absorbing all the excess folks and as a consequence a tiny part of the country is starting to control its politics. Now, the Left is making noise about eliminating the Electoral College and making the Senate population apportioned. Their victory will be complete with these two changes. Fait accompli.

        How to stem the tide? First, build the Wall to control the influx of Socialists through the border. Trump caves, we are finished as a nation.

        Two, start putting pressure on the global forces causing the illegal influx. New World Order, China, Maybe Russia, Iran, look for collusion between these folks and stamp it out. Terrorism may not just be an Islamic situation, they maybe the boots on the ground for the anti American forces. Obama, Clinton, California, New York politicos are just soldiers in this global war, being fought with cyber mechanisms and weapons too.

        Three. Cut off the money to these groups. Use the sanctions to stop the funding of the revolution. Difficult because a lot of the money sources are members of the evil axis.

        Four. Vote against the rotten SOBs. One more fiasco like the midterms and we are finished. Do not vote Democrat because you do not like Trump’s personality. The issues are too important.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 10:38 am #

          The invention of the internet and social media is what has changed to enable the Evil Axis. Five is for the Conservative, pro US constitution folks to overwhelm the Axis forces on social media. This also is difficult because most of the pro folks are busy working to take care of themselves, while the Axis forces are taking welfare and typing on their computers.

      • FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 11:20 am #

        The Sect that took over the Democratic Party is very, very old and very, very dangerous.

        I personally track it back to the Fourth Crusade, but apparently it goes much deeper in history – to the Great Conspiracy and, probably, to the Punic wars.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Conspiracy

        They can’t create anything, they can only destroy…

  58. deetrump January 12, 2019 at 11:30 am #

    “Hated Obama.“ —janos

    Something you have in common. She is a warrior with no bone spurs who regularly attacks Democrats, including Obama.

    Tulsi Gabbard 2020 (that is next year)

    • FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 11:53 am #

      Obama – the American Cicero

      The timbre of his voice and mimicry make people concentrate on his words more and more, even those who are not at all interested in what he says, but this transcendent concentration puts his words in the consciousness to the top priority shelf.

      And even after a few days, suddenly you catch yourself thinking about his words. In general, Cicero, or rather, Kennedy – I recently watched his recordings on the televised debates in 1960 and was struck by the similarity in the manner of speaking.

      Kennedy vs. Nixon – 1st 1960 Debate

      youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=QazmVHAO0os

      Obama vs. McCain 2008

      youtube.com/watch?v=DT0b_baBxFE

  59. Elrond Hubbard January 12, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    1950s Western Predicted a Border Wall From a Fictional Con Man Named Trump

    variety.com/2019/politics/news/trackdown-1950s-tv-show-border-wall-trump-1203106000/

    An episode of a 1950s Western drama may have foretold America’s current border wall crisis more than 60 years ago. Politics today and the show both feature men named Trump with a wall that is promised to protect every citizen from danger.

    “Trackdown” aired on CBS between 1957 and 1959 and took place in Texas following the Civil War. The series followed Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman, played by Robert Culp, on his adventures protecting the people of the Lone Star State. The 30th episode of the show, titled “The End of The World,” premiered on May 9, 1958, and saw a con man named Walter Trump, played by Lawrence Dobkin, attempt to scam the entire town. …

    The fictional Trump warned the Texans that apocalyptic meteors would strike the town at midnight, but he could protect everyone. “I bring you a message,” he said. “A message few of you will be able to believe…but be not afraid my friends: I also bring you the means with which to save yourself.”

    His solution was to build a wall made of magical metal that would repel the meteors and keep everyone safe. As the citizens started to believe Trump, he offered to give them walls for $50 each. However, Ranger Gilman wasn’t convinced. Pandemonium erupted in the town, but in the end Gilman arrests Trump for grand theft and fraud.

    Be sure to watch the video! I was concerned it was clickbait, too good to be true, but Variety (and Snopes) have the goods.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

      Likewise, Baron Trump was written about generations ago. He is destined to be a Man of Destiny. The Universe is a series of fractals and recursive curves, it is a grand Text open to many interpretations, each one beginning a new golden section or Phi.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      Mr. Trump was predicted by A.Azimov in his book “Foundation and Empire” in 1946.

      He’s a Mule, capable of emotional control and driving the Deep State into a blind rage and stupor.

      He’s an amature in the public administration, but hopefully that will be mitigated by his Alliance with the Bushes, who’ll bring tons of traditional American political experience and political philosophy to the administration.

      Bushes alone weren’t capable to combat the Black Project headed by Bastinda, the Great and Terrible.

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

      If you look hard enough you can find literary predictions for any thing thats ever happened.

      Brh

    • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

      I don’t know Elrond, I am starting to get a creepy feeling that the wall may be to keep us from getting out in rather than keeping anybody from getting in.

  60. JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

    Fox News story today is a follow on to a comment on the blog earlier this week

    The original comment was commenting on oil and gas shortages in Mexico. I commented at the time that gas seemed plentiful on the coast during our cruise.

    Today’s report indicates that shortages do exist in some areas causing gas lines.

    However the cause is not running low on oil. It is a move by the government to slow usage of the pipelines in the country and use RR and trucks instead.

    Why, you say.

    Get this. Slowing drug trade for the cartels is making them do alternatives. They are stealing oil and gas from the pipelines to a degree that government action was required. They roll up a couple of tanker trucks to the pipe and fill them from the pipeline.

    Wow. These are the types of folks we need in the US, let us open the border. NOT!

    Julian Castro is announcing his candidacy for president.

    I wonder what JFK and RFK would think?

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

      Speaking of piplines, what happened to the one being built from Canda to the Gulf Coast a few years ago? Last I heard it was shut down on account of environmental issues? I myself was rooting against it; I felt moving oil south by rail — as it was being done — was safer, and good for the railroads. I used to love seeing trains roll thru town here before they came in (who came in?) and ripped up the tracks.

      Brh

  61. ozone January 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    What I’m noticing on this comment board is much akin to the lead-up to the Iraq invasion: Begin with the conclusion and build the facts, evidence and studies around it as support for and unassailable proof of that conclusion.

    By all means, please continue with this!

    • deetrump January 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

      Are you using reverse psychology? By all means continue with this! Your distractions comport with the theme.

    • FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

      You are saying this, ozone, because you do not understand the real reasons for Iraq war. Starting from 2001, US were on the brink of nuclear war with Russia, especially after sinking the Russian strategic nuclear submarine “Kursk” by american “Memphis” and “Toledo” on Clinton orders.

      Bush needed to take overly aggressive part of American military away from Russia.

      And he managed to achieve a swift and brilliant military victory in Iraq, but what happened afterwards was exactly what happened to the Soviet Army in Afghanistan – Islamic Jihad arranged by the same people who arranged the Jihad against the Soviets.

      • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

        I thought it was just about creating an excuse to dispose of massive quantities of very expensive ordinance, for after all, it is in the initial invasions that the defense contractors get the most “bang” for their bucks. After a few years it is not much beside small arms munitions so it become time to start up the big stuff once again. Have you ever seen the price tags for the first few years of conflict? WOW!

        • deetrump January 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

          Good point, Walter B! “War is a racket.” (Smedley Butler, USMC, Semper Fi!)

      • FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

        … and by the same people who conduct the Jihad against the duly elected American President…

        • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

          Correcto-mundo! For after all, nobody had the stones to call them out for their Treachery in Dealy Plaza, did they.

      • Tate January 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

        Well, we view history like we view much else, through a glass darkly. So, who knows

      • ozone January 12, 2019 at 5:07 pm #

        Finga,
        You and the poster above (along with a mess of others) don’t seem to understand anything about societal collapse, the destruction of trust and its knock-on effects. I’m cheering on the proposition that you won’t begin learning in time.

      • elysianfield January 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

        “US were on the brink of nuclear war with Russia, especially after sinking the Russian strategic nuclear submarine “Kursk” by american “Memphis” and “Toledo” on Clinton orders.”

        Komaraden Finc!

        …Yeah, we sank the “Kursk” as payback for what the Rooskies did at Pearl Harbor….

      • Tate January 13, 2019 at 12:57 am #

        The Great & Powerful Ozone has spoken! (*Burp)

    • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

      I don’t understand what you mean. And if there is confusion I don’t we should go further into it.

      • SoftStarLight January 12, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

        …don’t think we should go further into it…

        • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

          Do yourself a favor and read “The Arms of Krupp” by William Manchester.

          • ozone January 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

            Thanks, Walter. Is that the same author that wrote about Douglas MacArthur?

          • Walter B January 12, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

            Yes it is.

          • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 1:41 am #

            Thanks for the suggestion Walter. I will check it out.

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

      A lot of Crazy sh-t gets posted here, Oz, that’s the fun of it … reminds me of NY in the mid 70s where’d you’d see ragged characters standing on grimy street corners loudly delivering bizarre rants, gesticulating wildly and passing out mimeographed political screeds to passersby.

      Nothing so weighty as war and peace, life or death.

      Stay warm, my friendm stay warm

      Brh

      • ozone January 12, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

        Yessir, M.!
        Keep it cozy on your hilltop. (I think we’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop and we’ll have the shock of being buried in a heavy snow. Only thing that doesn’t change is that everything changes. 😉 )

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      Aka. The scientific method.

      Theorem

      Experiment

      Proof

      Fact

  62. deetrump January 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    ^by a vote of 46 Democrats and 22 Republicans in the Senate.^

    • deetrump January 12, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

      Those firearms are owned by oath keepers whose loyalty is to the Constitution, not the president.

    • tucsonspur January 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

      2/3 of the Senate to convict. 67 Senators.

  63. deetrump January 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

    A National Geographic DNA analysis genographic project showed that 68% of modern day Egyptians are ethnically North African, with foreign invasions having little effect on the majority of modern Egyptians’s genetics. Other non-white ethnic groups that rounded out modern Egyptians were from Southwest Asia and the Persian Gulf at 17%, Jewish diaspora at 4%, Asia Minor at 3%, Eastern Africa at 3%, and Southern Europe at 3%.

    “Reference Populations – Geno 2.0 Next Generation”. National Geographic. Jan. 19, 2019.

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      So?

    • Tate January 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      North Africans are classified under the broad rubric “Caucasian.”

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

      The North Africans you are referencing are Berbers. Berbers have been indigenous to the superSaharan region for a long time (300000 years) and have genetic markers that are distinctly theirs. The NE and NW corners, Morocco and Egypt have been ” contaminated ” by nearby ethnic groups. The original Berber people’s developed from a combination of Caucasian Southern European genes and Subsaharan genes. The biggest perturbation to the gene pool was the invasion of Arabs in the 7th century and the European return driving out the Muslims. An interesting influx of Eurasian genes follows the Coptic people’s into Egypt. Recent studies of mummy’s DNA show the ancient Egyptians were the same as today.

      Egyptian.= Caucasoid, Negroid, Semitic

      Just like everyone else in the area.

      I do get tired of goodness justification by ethnicity. Each race and ethnicity has its strong and weak points. It is the exertion of power hungry assholes within ethnic groups that create our problems. Power and ethnocentricity funneled through the lemming syndrome kills more people than anything else.

      Religion is just an excuse for people to kill each other. The top three religions, which started with the same man, have killed more folks than any other source of discord.

      This is what makes America unique. From its onset, it has said that the Rule of Law is paramount to all the Ethnicity contained in its borders. Anyone can come here if they follow this credo, The law above ethnicity. We are Americans, not African Americans, Americans not Mexican Americans. Note that there are no German or Russian or English Americans. Just Americans. Assimilation is the key,

      This is what the anarchial Leftists are trying to destroy.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 8:47 pm #

        No, that idea that race doesn’t matter has led to the current existential crisis. Only Whites could have created Western Culture and only Whites care about it and can maintain it. Believing this, has left open to the Stealth Jihads of people who pretend to be American but are not in their hearts. Now they don’t even bother pretending.

        Experiment: Go up to a Chinaman and tell him that the Chinese have nothing to do with Chinese culture. He won’t say anything but will endeavor to get away from you as quickly as possible. Do the same to a Chinaman that you know, and he will never talk to you again.

        You are wavering between the Truth and Falsehood. This is a step back into Falsehood. You still don’t think your people are special – and only a People who value themselves have any chance of survival in the madness that is coming.

      • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 1:54 am #

        Unfortunately many immigrants, legal and illegal, are not assimilating. In fact, some are creating fairly insulated subcultures that are only growing with time. Lack of ethnic unity is fracturing society. The left and right are both culpable of allowing this problem to fester. And perhaps the idea of a workable multicultural state is a myth altogether anyway.

  64. JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    Latest report I have see is a criticism of the bias of the FBI, not against Trump.

    I am still waiting on one single proven accusation against Trump.

    His sidekicks do not count.

    Even Pelosi knows this as she tries to keep the lid on all the Leftist nuts.

    • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      He’s admitted to taking the meeting with the Russians. “Anyone would take that meeting.” No. No one would take that meeting. They would report the offer to the FBI who would then investigate it. They did. It’s called Conspiracy to Influence the US Presidential Election by a foreign power. So Trump fired the Director of the FBI over the Russian thing. He admitted that too. That is Obstruction of Justice. 1,300 of his properties are owned by Russians. That is called money laundering. Trump’s son admitted that when he claimed we can get all the financing we need from Russia. That’s called bribery. You can say “There is NO collusion,” all you want. It’s like saying “There’s absolutely no car swipery,” they’ll still arrest you for Grand Theft Auto. Realize the constitution says High crimes and misdemeanors. “High” in the legal and common parlance of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of “high crimes” signifies activity by or against those who have special duties acquired by taking an oath of office that are not shared with common persons. A high crime is one that can only be done by someone in a unique position of authority, which is political in character, who does things to circumvent justice. The phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” when used together was a common phrase at the time the U.S. Constitution was written and did not mean any stringent or difficult criteria for determining guilt; it meant the opposite. The phrase was historically used to cover a very broad range of crimes. Trump firing of Comey was a High Crime because he was attempting to obstruct justice.He admitted all of it. It doesn’t even have to be proven. He has confessed to High Crimes and misdemeanors.

  65. tucsonspur January 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    What we have now, to paraphrase the incomparable Dylan, are the chimes of freedom gnashing. As the sordid political drama continues to unfold, the perils of Democracy continue to emerge.

    As Trump tries to set the nation right, he’s outflanked at every turn by the Dems and the courts. Isn’t it definitely the case that he can legally invoke emergency powers? Does it become a question of who decides whether or not we Have a national emergency?

    Trump is the “cloud’s white curtain that in a far off corner flashed”, lifting the “hypnotic, splattered mist” that fogged our view. Lifting the hypnotic mist of political correctness covering the Deep State.

    The victory of the Tlaib, Pelosi, Harris, Schumer, Cortez clan is not hard to imagine, with Democracy as both their shield and their spear.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 2:22 am #

      He certainly can invoke a national emergency but will he? The Deep State is exposed but it is still has a lot of power. They will do everything they can to lay roadblocks and obstacles in his path. To me it feels like an emergency that we have unelected bureaucrats and judges attempting to nullify national sovereignty by erasing border enforcement. This situation is unsustainable and will be resolved one way or another.

  66. FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

    Bushes, the Great Schism and the World War of the Roses

    Continuation of the post: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/a-farewell-to-bargain-shopping/#comment-390479

    So I propose to consider as proven that Trump became president by chance as a result of the intrigues of Hillary Clinton, who outplayed herself. For it is written:

    I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. (1 Corinthians 1:19)

    And only now, having concluded a Big Bargain with the Bush clan, does he have the opportunity to form a workable administration that could become the executive branch of government in the face of a far superior opposition.

    Like Boris Yeltsin in 1991, he won the election due to his personal charisma, not having a team that could take the levers of government in their hands.

    The only person on his team at the time of the inauguration, familiar with the US government system, including the personal affairs of government officials, was General Flynn, and knocking him out of the Trump’s team, the Clintonoids acquired unlimited opportunities to send their agents to Trump, the most famous of which is former(Gloria to God!) Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    And in the absence of his own personnel reserve, Trump appointed them to key posts in his administration until he concluded the Big Bargain with the Bush, under the condition that the latter formed a new Cabinet.

    Thus, it is the Bushes that find themselves at the center of geopolitics and struggle of the World Projects, and although the centuries-old ties of this family with the Black World Project cannot be denied, the story also says that the transition of the entire Bush clan to the side of the White World Project does not happen for the first time in history.

    I now can’t and don’t want to delve into the genealogy of this family, since after the appearance of mister Klesov in Russian Internet, this science has acquired an obvious anti-Christian features, but if to speak briefly, first of all it should be noted that now, when the ideas of monarchism and the “shuffled deck of blood” in Bulgakov’s expression, will overtake wide popular masses, the main thing is that Bushes are actually Percy Earls, Earl of Northumberland, directly connected with the Plantagenet dynasty, one of whom is Prince Harry due to his biological father.

    And there are very good reasons to believe that the marriage of George Bush Sr. to Barbara Pierce (Americanized Percy) is the result of a conscious and strangely successful clan’s efforts to unite the two branches of this genome that fell apart after one of them, Thomas Percy, became a member of the Gun Powder conspiracy.

    For comparison, I want to draw your attention, that a similar attempt by Queen Elizabeth to improve the highly dubious breed of Windsor by marrying her son Charles to the blue-blood Princess Diana may have been crowned with success, but before that the well-known weaknesses of Princess Diana in the place by which the question of the throne succession is resolved (and by which Trump likes to greet women instead of saying hello), almost led to the collapse of the monarchy as an idea, and not only in England, but throughout the world.

    Meanwhile, the series “Vikings” and the “War of the Roses” going through different channels in all countries of the world where there are a large number of Anglicans or Orthodox Christians, in conjunction with the “War of Thrones” show that the Norman theme and the War of Roses are recognized as the main ideological factor in modern World War of the Roses not only by me.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings_(2013_TV_series)

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hollow_Crown_(TV_series)

    And the fact that the Bush clan has been involved in this war for many centuries, gives the Schism of either a Deep State or a Black Project a truly historic significance.

    Indeed, the Percy family is associated with the Black Project through its ancestor William de Percy, an ally of William the Conqueror and a participant in the First Crusade, who was directly related to the foundation of the Knights Templar and the Maltese Knights.

    In addition, he founded the Sawley Abbey, which became not only the ancestry Percy family tomb, but also the main base of Lancashire Cistercians – the founders of the Black World Project.

    It is not surprising that Henry VIII of Lancaster, who was more red than Lenin, began the “secularization” of England, which it would be more correct to call “anglicanization” precisely from this monastery.

    But for the Anglo-Saxon world, the connection between Bush and the Percy family with Plantagenets is equally important through the founder of the second generation of Earls, Percy Joscelin of Louvain, the closest ally of the English king Henry I Beauclerc, whom the black world project still considers the most terrible traitor in its history.

    And the Schism in the Black World Project that George Bush the Elder arranged before our eyes very much resembles the wedding of the son of William (Bastard) the Conqueror Henry I with the great-great-granddaughter of Russian Yaroslav the Wise, the daughter of St. Margaret and Malcolm III of Scotland, to whose history is dedicated the Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth”.

    Believe me I know about the participation of Bush Sr. in the tragedy of Salvador Allende and the Iran-Contras affair, but for modern Russia and for trying to guess Trump and Bush’s agreement on Russia is much more important the relationship of one of the ancestors of George Bush, the eldest king of England, Henry III with Simon de Montfort the 6th Earl of Leicester, who, as the son of the head of the Albigensian crusade and one of the most terrible murderers of the 13th century, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, in the course of the struggle against Henry III, created parliamentary democracy and what we now call a non-traditional society.

  67. seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    It’s really sad that half the people in my country want to build a wall and not a bridge. What happened to America? They’ve already gone nuclear. Taking children away from their parents is not just reprehensible, it is an infamnia. My country now supports torture and taking children away from their parents. What’s next, human sacrifice? And look how they did it. After 9/11 they made the argument that torture is acceptable. Now they’re making the argument that destroying families is the deterrent. That is so fucking low. So fucking inhuman. So fucking sad. That’s what we should do. We should crucify every Mexican caught trying to get over the border. Then over time, you get a wall by default. It’ll be our gibbeting. The Great Wall of Gibbeting. From sea to shining sea.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

      Wrong!

      The border folks have 20000 children in their care right now who were given to coyotes by their parents and basically delivered to the US. The stories about the abuse of the females are widespread. You are deluded. The powers driving the exodus are to blame for anything that happens to these people.

      Yours are the problem here. You are sacrificing the economic well being of this country to the socialistic powers of Latin America and the world. These people need to cope in their own countries and not bring their problems here. They are being used by powers to overwhelm the US. If border control is not instituted, you can kiss the identity of this country goodbye. Of course, with you Leftists, that is what you want anyway. Hopefully, enough patriots still exist in this country(and this blog) to cancel your stamp.

      • ozone January 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

        “…Hopefully, enough patriots still exist in this country(and this blog) to cancel your stamp.”

        Why don’t you state that plainly.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

          Okay, I will.

          If enough people have illegally crossed the border to tilt the electorate of this country into a socialistic mold, America as we have known it is finished. Time will tell.

          • ozone January 12, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

            Well, okay then.

      • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

        People like you existed in Eisenhower’s time and they enacted Operation Wetback and if you believe what many people feel are inflated numbers, they deported 1.5 million people. They spewed the same driveling horseshit as you are now. Verbatim. And you know what happened? A big fat nada. America is still the greatest country in the world with an additional 11 – 15 million illegal immigrants. No ethnic apocalypse. Nothing. A big fat ZERO. Immigration at the southern border is at an all-time low. The wall is a solution in search of a problem. You should just watch Game of Thrones again. Daneryus really says “Mexicanus,” when she gooses her dragons. That should give you your wall fix.

        • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

          Your opinion my opinion. Guess we will have to agree to disagree. History will tell.

        • revilo January 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

          If illegal immigration isn’t curbed, the country will experience a 2/3 decline in the European character of the US by 2060. From 90% in 1960 to 30%. We are about halfway there, right on track. Pretty apocalyptic from my perspective.

          • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

            That is about as precise as Mexico paying for the wall via the new trade deal that has yet to be voted into law. Isn’t Spain in Europe? Aren’t Mexicans descended in large part from the Spanish? Didn’t Mexico win its independence from Spain?

          • revilo January 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

            Different race, different language, different culture. Pretty simple.

          • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

            Pretty simple to some, but not to the thoughtful.

          • revilo January 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm #

            Self-preservation is instinctual. No thought required.

          • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

            Then why do you do it so much?

        • Tate January 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

          Game of Thrones was written by a Luciferian. It’s characters act out of no moral core convictions. Strictly a power play. God help this country that it’s given to such trash.

      • elysianfield January 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

        “The border folks have 20000 children in their care”

        John,
        And what would you have us do? Consider Comrade Fink’s observation that…”nits become lice”….

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

      What happened to America? — Seawolf

      Could be, lefties made it all about Identity Politics, and Whitey discovered he has an identity too.

      Brh

    • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

      No, this is Who We Are. We conquered this Land for our God, Yah Yashua and His People – US! We took it from the Indian Aboriginals to whom you are related. That was the main victory. America would have been a great Nation even if we had stayed with Britain just as Canada used to be.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 2:41 am #

      Well now let’s step back for a minute and consider that a majority of the nations on this planet have border barriers. With that in mind, why is it so strange that America should have a wall? The US treatment of illegal migrants is more humane than in most countries and their care cost taxpayers billions of dollars annually. And not to mention the human cost of trafficking. Why do the home countries of the migrants bear no reponsibilty for taking care of their citizens in the first place? It feels like you are quick to blame your own country for problems that other countries created.

    • malthuss January 13, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      Yours are bridges to nowhere.

  68. deetrump January 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    “North Africans are classified under the broad rubric “Caucasian.” —Tate

    So, Tate, the non-white Egyptians you consider caucasian? They would not be allowed to join the KKK.

    Egypt is African. Africa was Black. Ancient Egyptian civilization was a Black creation. Civilizations decline, white or Black. Check out Europe or the USA in a few thousand years… “white” civilization will have disappeared because that is what civilizations do. They are born and they die.

    The North Africans you are referencing are Berbers. —JohnAZ

    JohnAZ, white people are those people native to europe who also have a history of European Christendom and Western Civilization going back to the greeks and romans. That’s it.

    The term wasn’t meant for people outside of europe. When europeans started to discover other ancient civilizations even greater than greece and rome, it didn’t sit well with them so they decided to racialize history and archaeology and expand the term white to bolster their claims of superiority over the inferior ‘mixed’ races or black races.

    It’s a kind of schizophrenia, a refusal to give credit to non europeans for great civilizations … going so far as to claim ancient china and japan were white. All good things must be white which is how North Africans, Middle Easterners, and Indians/Iranians were ‘Scientifically considered’ part of the Caucasian (white) race. Since these people are darker, these people claim they are mixed and unpure while the originals were ‘Pure white’. It’s a funny thing, a real funny thing.

    If you check the DNA history of these groups many of them are vastly different. Some of their are haplogroups are R1b, others R1a, Others I, some G, others J, many are E, some are N.

    How can all these vastly different original ancestries have been the same race in ancient times? Before the evolution of blue eyes? Before the evolution of the light skin gene? It doesn’t make sense does it? And that is the lie of “Egypt=Caucasoid”

    Berbers are just Berbers. A very Ancient middle Eastern race that migrated into North Africa 6–9000 years ago that has been invaded countless times by various civilizations. There are no pure “races” anymore.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

      According to the source I read, the Berbers developed in situation in North Africa, they did not migrate from anywhere. They developed as a hybrid from people’s from Southern Europe and Subsaharan Africa.
      They have been there 300000 years and are genetically unique and have their own markers. Egyptians are a blend of them, plus ” black” Africa, plus Middle Eastern Semitic plus a group of Eurasians called Coptic. In other words, they are a combination of many races, but not any one.

      If people in the US could just learn to assimilate, especially the ethnic leaderships, we could just get along. You are right, there are no pure races. Just people who think they are and are better than everyone else.

      My arguments are not ethnic, they are economic. And the supremecy of rule of law.

      • 100th Avatar January 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm #

        The issue is not race.

        It is culture.

        Not only are many of them “unequal”, the are truly horrid.

        There are cultures of failure. Soon “American” will be added to that list as it embraces and succumbs to the lowest common denominator.

        Watching that chick with a d*** twerk-twerk into the sunset…

        • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 8:53 pm #

          So therefore Israel needs to open its borders to Black Africa instead of keeping them out and throwing them out. Instead they lecture us about Race. We’re sick of your hypocritical chutzpah.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 9:01 pm #

        The Berbers of Mt Atlas are Nordic Whites. The Berbers of other places are Black or Brown. They’re obviously not a People anymore and probably not a Culture either. Just a language group at this point.

        Remember, Whites have an average IQ of 100. Pure blood Negroes, 70. The idea of equality is just a ludicrous lie. Shame on you. This has been known for over a century. You have no excuse.

    • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

      Thank you. We are all mongrels. Hence the DNA ancestry commercials where people saying “I thought I was Slavic, but I am really _________ fill in the freakin blank.” I bet you 90% of the people on this site haven’t a clue what their actual ancestry is. Like Hitler being Jewish. Like Janos being black. Like JohnAZ being Mexican. What was that movie a few years back with Kevin Costner. A woman loses her husband and she is sure he ran off with a younger woman. All through the movie she is furious at him. At the end they find him in a mine shaft or something and they realize he died by accident. All their hate and anger was all in vain.

      • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 6:52 pm #

        “The Upside of Anger”

      • elysianfield January 12, 2019 at 7:02 pm #

        “I bet you 90% of the people on this site haven’t a clue what their actual ancestry is.”

        Wolfie.
        Well, then what is the percentage that can name their fathers?

        • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

          Mama’s baby, father’s maybe.

          • hmuller January 12, 2019 at 8:09 pm #

            Is that an old Cajun expression?

          • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

            I think it’s Jewish. To be considered a Jew, only your mother has to be.

          • hmuller January 13, 2019 at 11:52 am #

            According to Woody Allen, Jewish women are opposed to sex after marriage.

    • Tate January 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

      Even the Green Dragon admitted that Cheddar man (& woman) was a put-up job by the SJW crowd, trying to retcon pre-history.

  69. deetrump January 12, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

    Trump is a Russian swamp thang. Trump is working with Russia. Trump is a Russian asset. Trump has consistently acted to obstruct justice to Russia’s benefit.

    It was Trump who urged Rosenstein to mention the Russia investigation in his letter recommending Comey’s firing, and it was Trump who publicly tied Comey’s firing to the Russia probe in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.

    It was Trump who met with two top Russian officials in the Oval Office the day after he fired Comey. In that meeting, the president disclosed classified information. He also told the Russian officials that by firing the “nut job” Comey, the “great pressure” he’d faced about Russia had been “taken off,” according to notes of the meeting that later leaked.

    The evidence of a direct Trump-Russia criminal conspiracy is undeniable.

    • BackRowHeckler January 12, 2019 at 7:02 pm #

      There’a a conspiracy.in your condo association to take your cats, Little Jane. That’s what you need to worry about.

      Brh

  70. revilo January 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm #

    Oswald Mosley summarized the stakes a long time ago. Nothing has changed, and the fight continues.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=Isq6YltjRRU

    • Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

      One of the greatest Orators of our time or any time. He could have been England’s savior but the people were too deceived to let him.

      • seawolf77 January 12, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

        Yes. One of the greatest orators of all enema’s, he would inspire people to take great shits.

      • revilo January 12, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

        Amen. Need him now more than ever. I hear this guy is a frontrunner for the presidency in 2020. A pure, baldfaced traitor. Amazing.

        youtu.be/PtIi8QR5Mzs

  71. FincaInTheMountains January 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

    In the next post, I’ll have to sort out the relationship between the first president of Russia and the 41st president of the United States, who jointly pulled out the corpse of Russia from the tenacious paws of Helmut Kohl and Margaret Thatcher, who had already prepared the mortician’s saws for dismembering this corpse, and you will hardly like this analysis, but without it is impossible to understand what is actually happening now in Russia and in the United States.

  72. Janos Skorenzy January 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm #

    Contemporary whites seem to sense this loss of control, though they don’t know what to do about it except fall into despair and depression. Mr. Carlson addressed his arguments to all Americans, not just whites, but whites in at least some areas are suffering disproportionately from the problems he identified. For example, in Massachusetts, the opioid crisis has so reduced life expectancy for whites that they no longer live as long as blacks, even though blacks have a higher infant mortality rate. Death rates among middle-aged white Americans have been increasing since 1999, and the researchers who discovered the trend blame “deaths of despair” by suicide, drugs, and alcohol. Recent data suggest that the suicide rate for whites is almost three times that of blacks and Hispanics.

    The white drug-related mortality rate is 50 percent higher than the rate for blacks and 167 percent higher than that for Hispanics. Chronic liver diseases are also increasing. A third of whites report chronic joint pain, which leads to painkillers—and overdoses. Victor Tan Chen, a sociologist at Virginia Commonwealth University who investigated white rural poverty, suggested the decline in marriage, churches, and extended support networks is contributing to white despair.

    Professor Chen wrote that “unions” could provide “social support and collective meaning” and “protection from the slings and arrows of American society.” Yet racial solidarity, or at least the absence of racial self-hatred, would certainly help. In the absence of racial pride, whites collectively feel they have no future, or, worse, that they should have no future.

    According to a recent report, no US state had a fertility rate for white women above replacement level in 2017. This is not surprising considering the problems whites face and the media promotion of childlessness in the name of the environment—an appeal that seems to trick only whites. Several academics commenting on the study suggested “more immigration” was the solution. More immigration would make things worse. “White people in America are behaving more and more like American Indians long have: as a defeated and despairing race,” said Steve Sailer of recent sociological findings.

    (Credit Image: © Miguel Juarez Lugo/zReportage.com/ZUMA Press)

    Both collective and individual white suffering is often ignored by elites or mocked by the media. Congressman Hank Johnson seemingly taunted whites for their suffering in a recent speech before the NAACP. CNN contributor Symone Sanders, former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, sneered, “Oh my goodness, poor white people!” when she saw a video of an attack on a white Trump supporter. Bernie Sanders himself infamously declared: “When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” (He later claimed he misspoke.) This contempt for unfortunate whites will only intensify as the country’s population changes. No one in power pities poor whites in South Africa, and many activists, academics, and journalists make a living pushing the idea of “white privilege.”

    Whites are unquestionably being hurt by those in power, and at least some of those behind these destructive policies are pushing them deliberately. Yet claims of victimization will not work even if they’re true. Few in the media or in the political establishment will ever express sympathy for whites. No one is coming to save whites—they must save themselves. This can’t be done by individually pursuing success. It requires collective organization. More fundamentally, it requires a strong racial identity.

    Identity is both sword and shield. It allows one to fight against dispossession but also provides a bulwark against despair. The sense of being part of a people, something connected both to the ancient past and endless future, provides meaning and purpose. It brings a sense of belonging and a network of support. This is why local networks of racially aware white activists and families are taking form around the country. These networks make individual success more likely, because activists can help each other find jobs, learn skills, and form communities. Gradually, this will allow whites to resist collectively and carry the message of identity to all European-Americans.

    Identity Evropa members at the group’s 2017 national conference.

    Unfortunately, that time has not yet come. Explicit white identity politics has no place in contemporary American politics or within the GOP. Yet this doesn’t mean that political struggles are irrelevant. The day will certainly come when attractive, pro-white candidates will seek and win office, beginning at the local level.

    Tucker Carlson was obviously not advocating policies that would explicitly help whites. Yet restricting immigration, supporting family formation, and abolishing affirmative action and racial set-asides would certainly benefit them. His more intangible ambition for a “cohesive” country that “respects itself” could also contribute towards rebuilding a sense of civic solidarity and meaning, giving whites (and all Americans) a sense of hope.

    More broadly, Mr. Carlson is appealing to a sense of national identity that exists only among whites. However, as with President Trump, Tucker Carlson’s fight is our fight not because we believe exactly the same things, but because we have the same enemies. Unfortunately, Mr. Carlson has lost a sponsor because of his monologue, thanks to a boycott several media outlets are cheerleading. If he is driven off the air, most conservative pundits will shrug it off as the “free market in action.”

    We must fight the people and institutions pushing mass immigration, foreign wars, cultural and physical poisons, and destructive trade policies. That fight will sharpen a political polarization that works to our advantage. Meanwhile, all white advocates must quietly build organizations and networks and contribute as much as they can to those few organizations that work openly for our vital interests.

    The distinction between Tucker Carlson and his Conservatism Inc. critics is the distinction between confrontation and collaboration. The “movement conservatives” of the Beltway Right, just as much as academics promoting “white privilege,” are telling European-Americans it is immoral to organize and resist. Yet if whites are to have a future, it will be outside this system and its rules. If we are to make any progress, the likes of Ben Shapiro and David French must cease to represent the American Right and must be replaced by a genuinely populist nationalism. Mr. Carlson has provided a powerful justification for such a movement. The leaders of America’s political, financial, and media establishment are happy to see our country and its people be replaced. Instead, we should replace them.

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    See the rest on Amren, “Tucker Carlson and White Victimization

    JS: The People are really suffering now and will continue to do so until their Being as a People is affirmed. Until they feel they are special and have a Nation to call their own. The beliefs of John AZ, Walt make them, “the near enemy”. They are simply pure poison. The Blacks and Hispanics have this and are now doing better than we are in some ways. The endless benefits at our expense don’t hurt either. If We seek the Truth, all of these things will come back to us. But if we refuse to be a People, we’re lost forever – and yeah, that means dire poverty too. Libertarianism is no more Aryan than Marxism. It is just as alien, just as destructive – though slower and more insidious.

    • JohnAZ January 12, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

      You are rigjht, the Browns power structure is trying to tear down the White power structure. Note the separation, two power structures instead of one. The story of America today

      The worst however are the power Whites who are feeding on the White population and using and manipulating the Brown population to acquire power. These are the people Satan is saving a really hot corner of hell for.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 3:12 am #

      You know what. We need a spiritual leader or group of leaders. We need something that transcends politics too. Today’s churches aren’t providing real guidance. The problem is that many people think identity isn’t important. Maybe it isn’t as important when times are good. But when the times get tough, and resources short, tribalism comes back. It has happened over and over. It’s time to prepare for this eventuality. That means regaining a sense of a greater collective purpose. A powerful and determined group will better protect it’s own destiny.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

        Do you watch revilo’s youtube about Mosley? He knew all the basics back then – but he may not have realized they were shooting for White extinction. He may not have known about the Kalergi Plan as such.

        When I assume the Iron Throne, I will need your counsel. Also that of Jim. He knows more than I do about the brass tacks of this evil System.

        • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

          No I haven’t seen it. I will have to now that you mention it. I knew our First King would be a Northerner! Not really sure why that is. Of course! And yes, I think Jim can provide guidance through the twist and turns of course correction.

        • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

          I did watch the video. I appreciated his message about getting away from money. In our new society we shouldn’t have money anymore.

      • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

        Very peculiar. An ambassador requiring Senate confirmation! But an ambassador to who?

    • BackRowHeckler January 13, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

      Similar situation in France.

      Where is our Michel Houellebecq, and could a novel like ‘Submission’ find a publisher in the US right now?

      Brh

  73. deetrump January 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm #

    “The white drug-related mortality rate is 50 percent higher than the rate for blacks and 167 percent higher than that for Hispanics.” —janos

    Yes, whites demand drugs. No one is forcing them to buy drugs. Whites voluntarily support drug trade by creating demand. Without demand there is no profit and no drugs would be smuggled across the southern border.

    Of course whites die at higher rates, because they are weak, lacking diversity. Diversity is strength. Whites cannot adapt to loss of white privilege because they lack diversity and are physically and psychologically weak, leading to higher mortality.

    • Tate January 13, 2019 at 12:53 am #

      You’re so full of shit, it comes bubbling up out of your brain like a tide of disease-ridden filth encapsulated in a contagion of noisome feculent turds enbalmed in a sea of misery-induced pus & squalor beset by miasmal humors so gag-infarcted & squalid that even satan himself would flee in revulsion.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 2:52 am #

      janet = deetrump is an avowed racist.

    • Cavepainter January 13, 2019 at 8:10 am #

      Whoo-e-e-e,….like you’ve said, the evidence is everywhere proclaiming how all the advantages bestowed upon humanity by Western Culture are being displaced by the advantages of “diversity”. Sure, for instance, take trousers worn with the waist below one’s ass crack and ( oh boy!) is rap music ever better than Bach.

  74. deetrump January 13, 2019 at 12:36 am #

    Most drugs are smuggled into the United States onboard fishing boats, trains, tractor-trailers and ordinary cars that come into the country at legal ports of entry, according to former cartel members who’ve testified in the trial of notorious cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

    Some cartel members have testified about using underground tunnels. But none have said they’ve transported drugs into the United States at unwalled sections of the border. No wall is necessary. A wall will not stop the illegal drugs whites are buying, leading to their deaths. Just say no to drugs!

    • BackRowHeckler January 13, 2019 at 1:22 am #

      Give up your catnip connection, Little Jane.

      Mules are bringing it up from Mexico, crossing the border at Eagle Pass, Texas. That’s why you don’t want a border wall.

      We’re on to you, Little Jane.

      Brh

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 2:55 am #

      Says the same person who celebrates overdoses and deaths. What a joke.

  75. BackRowHeckler January 13, 2019 at 9:11 am #

    William Manchester was mentioned earlier; I actually used to see him around campus and attended a few seminars he conducted, one of them I recall was about HL Mencken, whom he apparently knew.

    He was also involved with our student veterans organization, in fact I remember him mostly as a distinguished WW2 vet, a gentleman and a scholar.

    From what I see going on now on campus now, there are few like him still around.

    Brh

  76. seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    Now the president of the United States is getting asked the question on FOX News no less, that I have been saying all along. “Are you a Russian asset?” He is wholly owned by the Russians and has been for years. The Republican Party voted a certifiable traitor into the highest office in the land. After the Mueller Report is released the country will clearly see he is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. Steve Bannon called Comey’s firing a catastrophic mistake and he will be proven correct. The president fired a sworn servant of the DOJ, someone who took an oath to uphold the laws of the land, because he was investigating him and admitted on air. That is literally the definition of a high crime. Then he did it again when he fired Sessions and put in the bald lackey who sucks up to him on FOX.

    • JohnAZ January 13, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

      You are entitled to express your opinion. But what are you going to do when the Mueller report comes up with zip. If things were discovered that are this serious, they would have been released in the nation’s best interests. So far, nada.

      I am entitled to my opinion which is that the whole Russia thing is just a Leftist piece of Bs trying to remove an obstacle from their dream of world domination.

      • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

        I don’t know, where there’s smoke there’s fire. There’s an awful lot of smoke here. Now we have destroyed notes from the meetings with Putin that are now the equivalent of the Nixon tapes. Subpoena the translator. Find out what they talked about.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

      In reality I think a lot of US politicians have colluded with Russia and many other countries for a long time. Certainly Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama colluded with Russia. Mitch McConnell and Diane Feinstein have ties to the Chinese, etc. I really don’t think Russia helped Trump win, nor did Trump collude with Russia. It’s all a distraction. Instead of talking about finishing the Wall, improving infrastructure, fixing the healthcare system, upgrading the the power grid, fixing our schools, revitalizing main streets, saving the landscape from sprawl, and on and on and on…we are arguing over the powers that be. And they could not care less. They want us to be distracted and arguing because they are all set and ready for the STHTF.

      • FincaInTheMountains January 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

        There is a Russian saying:

        Whoever shouts “Hold the thief fast!” is the thief.

      • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

        Pulling that word salad switcheroo on us. Yes they probably did collude. Trump conspired with the Kremlin to alter the presidential elections. That is a crime. It may be treason, for which the death penalty is on the table.

        • capt spaulding January 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

          I don’t think you can kill a Golem

        • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm #

          And those same charges of treason (let’s see the proof) would apply to all of the politicians and bureaucrats that you agree colluded, correct? I didn’t feel like it was a word salad. I thought I was speaking clearly? I will be more attentive to it.

          • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

            collude-cooperate in a secret or unlawful way in order to deceive or gain an advantage over others.
            conspire-make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act.
            Not much difference.

          • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

            I feel like you just gave me the salad you didn’t want lol. Tricky tricky. I want you to tell me. All of the colluders should be charged with treason (prove it)? Yes or no?

  77. The New York Times is published daily around the country. One year, $1,040, Monday through Sunday, $780 Monday-Saturday, $520, Sunday only.

    Today’s Sunday edition retails for $6.

    The cover features a picture of a Nicaraguan man bathing in a makeshift tent shower in a migrant camp in Costa Rica. Understanding the hygeine habits of central American migrants is critical to the nuanced understanding of world events. Obviously a picture is with more than thousand words, this cover features three. The others are a burning building in Paris, surrounded by rubble, and a peek into the vary underground bowls of a hydroelectric plant being built in Uganda by the Chinese. “China’s Edge” the headline begins, although the economics of development loans are only part of it.

    Britain is compared with the U.S., on populism. Trump’s strategy is analysed concerning Wall negotiations. The VA is being driven by the Republican swamp creatures into a privatization scheme. Yesterday the tax revenues from the first two years of the administration were detailed. The tax cuts blew a huge whole the deficit, and are set to rise from here, while “deficit hawks” so vocal under Obama are curiously silent. Corporate profits were pretty good over 2017 although they’ve flattened in Q4, while everyone holds their breath to see what stocks will do. And rural colleges are tightening their belts, eliminating History degrees. Frankly, without the Times, no one on this country would know what is going on, myself included, because local outlets increasingly rely on its reportage. Only a few of these themes would make the cable news circuit, and without any of the depth or comprehensive nuance. This is why serious people read the Times.

    After all, what is the alternative? Your unattributed trash tell-all political gossip site? The patchy bibliography of your own study, in the chasm between your inadequate primary education and today, where you find yourself clinging to various quaint provincial beliefs, hoping that the strategy of paying nothing for your journalism will give dividends in understanding? Or perhaps, you don’t need any help understanding the world, prefering the ossified collection of heresay and worse-than-3rd hand disinformation you’ve preferred to commit too memory because it sounded good at the time

    The New York Times, newsstands everywhere.

    • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

      But there are so many other things you could spend that $6 on. Plus, Tree Lives Matter, don’t you know?

    • Epicur January 13, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

      While the reportage of the NY Times is deep and well informed, one should always keep in mind that there is an editorial slant that permeates every article and every word choice.

      The Times, like most informed people sees great danger in the world, but they are convinced that they are competent to guide the world unscathed through it by following the tenets of a nebulous “goodthink” politics. If humanity passes through the refiners fire, or worse is extinguished, it will be because the world did not listen to them, not because forces at play are stronger than the wishes of men.

      They are blind guides, blinded by their own unwillingness to take the universe for what it is.

      The universe does not care what the Times wants.

      • Oh shut up, you big baby

        • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

          Lol ok :-). If you don’t play nice we’re gonna have a time out.

        • Epicur January 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm #

          What a surprise that a Times loyalist would respond this way.

          I’m shocked!

      • ozone January 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

        “They are blind guides, blinded by their own unwillingness to take the universe for what it is.”

        Epicur,
        I’m finding that I can apply this to *most* status quo pundits, experts, troll accomplice lackeys and think-tank consent manufacturers. But, I’m also of a mind that they will *of necessity* have to be proven wrong (DEAD wrong, if that be the case) for a different pathway to be chosen and walked upon. It’s that simple. Trust in an immoral and nest-fouling arrangement for mankind has to be utterly broken by adhering to it until it tumbles. That’s the only way that humans learn; the hard and brutal way. Not nice, but we can see it falling to pieces by its own inertia at this very moment.

        • Epicur January 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

          “But, I’m also of a mind that they will *of necessity* have to be proven wrong (DEAD wrong, if that be the case) for a different pathway to be chosen and walked upon. ”

          There is a long established pattern, or meme, in Western thought of a cleansing, the arrival of the millennium when life is set on the straight path.

          Consider if possible that what is really happening is just a thinning of the herd. The problem may be that it is not so much that our systems and customs are so flawed (of course, they are), but that we poor humans are just not able to sustain this level of population because of our nature – because of what we are.

  78. FincaInTheMountains January 13, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

    Bushes, the Great Schism, the World War of the Roses and Russian Spy Trump

    So, the New York Times finally tried to justify the FBI’s suspicion that Trump is a Russian spy, and the main and most plausible reason for this investigation, according to the New York Times, was Trump’s attempt to escape from the all-seeing eye of the Deep State, including by removing interpreter’s notes during Trump’s negotiations with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

    nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html

    And all this is a well-thought-out hysteria of the Clintonoids before the confirmation hearings in the US Senate of Attorney General in the George Bush Sr. administration William Barr, who was nominated by President Trump for the position of Attorney General again.

    And this is especially important because, as it became known just a few days ago, William Barr agreed to become the US Attorney General only if he was allowed to come to this position with his assistants, who would undoubtedly clear the site of the Clintonoids.

    So again, everything comes down to the Bushes and their heritage!

  79. deetrump January 13, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

    Message to Trump: please, please, please, declare an emergency.

    You will be in court so fast your head will spin… and you still won’t get your wall. You will NEVER get your wall. But you will be imprisoned as a traitor, inside four walls, probably in Dannemora.

    • deetrump January 13, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

      Ironically, in the Clinton Correctional Facility… Clinton won by three million votes. The country wouldn’t be in a ditch with millions missing their paychecks, meat going uninspected, airports with unpaid traffic controllers, Putin running the White House, etc. with Hillary as our rightful president.

      • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

        Everything Trump said we would get with Clinton, we’re getting 10 fold with Trump. I tell you, I am getting tired of winning. It’s too much. Too much.

        • deetrump January 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

          Winning? Lol. It used to be the Democrats were held to be irresponsible, because they were for tax and spend. What the Republicans have done in the Trump administration is borrow and spend, increasing the national debt to the point of economic collapse. Deplorable. Those guilty are the deplorables who voted for the disaster named Trump.

          • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

            The unsinkable SS Trumptanic, due to sink on its maiden voyage. The entire cabinet moves the deck chairs around to get a better view. Sara Huckabee Sanders sings “Back in the USSR,” while Ivanka and Jared grind it on the dance floor. Flares ignite overhead. Trump in the wheelhouse mumbling “No collusion, no collusion,” as the Mueller iceberg looms before him, rising out of the ocean like Trump Tower.

      • BornToKillPeace January 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

        That is funny. I know people who work in a federal penitentiary and they have Trump’s back on this and hatttte Clinton.

        Clinton could not even rightfully beat Sanders without cheating for the Democratic nomination…not sure what you are smoking.

        • deetrump January 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

          Sanders beat Clinton in primaries in 25 states. You can bet Trump will also have sealed indictments from states (for which no federal pardon is applicable… not that President Kamal Harris would want to pardon him) The sealed indictments will be waiting for the day President Trump becomes citizen Trump. His sentences will be consecutive. He will spend the rest of his short life in prison.

        • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

          I’m sure they’re as honorable as the ones at Shawshank Prison. In all but a handful of countries Hillary Clinton would be president. Besides the U.S, the only other democracies that indirectly elect a leader who combines the roles of head of state and head of government (as the U.S. president does) are Botswana, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, South Africa and Suriname. (The Swiss collective presidency also is elected indirectly, by that country’s parliament.) That’s some bad company. However, only the U.S. has a system in which voters elect a body of “electors” whose sole function is to actually choose the president. The other 29 countries that indirectly elect their head of state give that task to their national legislatures, supplemented in five cases by representatives of states or regions. The German president, for example, is elected by the 630 members of the Bundestag together with 630 delegates chosen by the state parliaments. The president of India is chosen by an assemblage consisting of all elected members of both houses of Parliament and of state legislative assemblies – nearly 5,000 “electors” in total, casting more than a million population-weighted votes.That’s one fucked up system. Only in “Merica.

          • BackRowHeckler January 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

            So? That’s been the system since 1780. It doen’t benefit coastal lefties so all the sudden it isn’t any good?

            Brh

          • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

            Man open your eyes and smell the coffee. We’re the only industrial nation that doesn’t have universal health care, one of the only democratic countries that does not directly elect its head of state or president, and the only major nation that has not initiated some form of gun control. That has led to the costliest healthcare system in the world that isn’t very good and is approaching 20% of our economy, twice losing the election when the popular vote was won by the loser including the last one, and we have mass shooting nearly one a week and only Brazil has more murders in the entire world. Some things you just have to fix. These 3 things do not make us great. They make us antiquated, old, behind the times. You have to take the profit motive out of medicine and education. One man, one vote. And overhaul how this country handles firearms.

          • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

            Consider what you are saying. If the electoral college did not exist basically New York and California would determine the outcome of every presidential election. The rest of the country would be politically irrelevant and would be unrepresented. Hmmm, let me imagine what that scenario would look like. Wow, how about The Hunger Games? And based on the politics of the Elite and their stereotypical malice, a state like Louisiana would be in District 12. Anyhow, I digress. I so agree with you about taking out all profit motive in healthcare and education. That will never happen though the way things are now. That would require a complete transformation of society. We may have a shot at it once the US breaks down into smaller regional powers or countries.

          • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 5:59 pm #

            1 California 39,776,830 0.61% 12.13%
            2 Texas 28,704,330 1.41% 8.75%
            3 Florida 21,312,211 1.56% 6.50%
            4 New York 19,862,512 0.07% 6.06%
            5 Pennsylvania 12,823,989 0.14% 3.91%
            6 Illinois 12,768,320 -0.26% 3.89%
            7 Ohio 11,694,664 0.31% 3.57%
            8 Georgia 10,545,138 1.11% 3.21%
            9 North Carolina 10,390,149 1.14% 3.17%
            10 Michigan 9,991,177 0.29% 3.05%

            Conservatives have been saying that for decades. It’s not true. Texas and Florida are both conservative and they balance out California and New York.

          • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

            But it’s doubtful that Texas and Florida remain conservative-leaning for much longer given current demographic trends. They are more likely to be purple sooner than later.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 13, 2019 at 9:06 pm #

            Florida is gone. Between the Puerto Rican ingress because of the Hurricane and THIS last Tuesday:

            The Hill

            More than 1 million Floridians with felony convictions regained the right to vote on Tuesday, setting in motion a process that carries the potential to reshape elections in the country’s largest and most unpredictable battleground state.

            The mass re-enfranchisement of felons who have completed their sentences is the result of Amendment 4, a ballot initiative approved by nearly 65 percent of Florida voters in November that ends a longtime policy requiring felons to petition the state clemency board for their voting rights to be restored.

            The move expands the pool of eligible voters in Florida by roughly 1.4 million people — a significant number in a state where elections are often decided by fewer than 100,000 votes — setting off a scramble to register eligible felons.

          • seawolf77 January 13, 2019 at 9:16 pm #

            So it’s not the present you’re worried about, it’s the future you cannot predict, just like the past, you could not predict. I’m so confused. Ahhh but that’s what you wanted, isn’t it? All of your arguments are bullshit, with sugar icing on the edges, and flowery corners of more bullshit. We don’t need the electoral college anymore. It’s a stupid fuckin way of electing our president. It needs to be abolished ASAP. It is pathetic.

          • SoftStarLight January 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm #

            No seawolf, you aren’t confused at all. You are advocating for the nullification of the electoral college and the tyranny of the majority. Ultimately that is what democracy becomes. An instrument of punishment and repression used by an intolerant majority.

            We are very concerned about the future. The present being of obvious import. But the future is destiny and so it is of utmost concern. Do you find that strange?

          • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 10:10 am #

            It’s always going to be the tyranny of somebody. Someone is in charge. You shouldn’t craft a system that inherently is complicated, unfair, and easily manipulated. That is the electoral college.

  80. deetrump January 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    “we’re gonna have a time out.” —SSSL

    LOL! Trump is going to have a time out in Dannemora at the Clinton Correctional Facility. History is poetry.

    • BackRowHeckler January 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

      Then what? Nirvana?

      President Pence will be appointing the new Supreme Court Justice, not President Trump. Even better.

      Brh

  81. deetrump January 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    “That’s been the system since 1780. It doen’t benefit coastal lefties so all the sudden it isn’t any good?“ —brh

    We had an open southern border until 1924. With an open border we had free flow of people and ideas. With an open border we had a nation. Now just because the flyover deplorables are scaredycats we should build a wall? No way in hell that will happen. President Kamala Harris will open the borders. As Reagan said: Tear down that physical barrier!

    • Epicur January 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      “We had an open southern border until 1924.”

      In 1924 the world’s population was less than 2 billion (according to estimates). Now the world is rapidly approaching 8 billion.

      That does not matter?

      ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth

      Speaking of scaredycats, why did people become afraid to talk about overpopulation? I think it’s because they are afraid to deal with what it means is going to happen. Since they are to afraid to deal with the reality of overpopulation they make lots of loud noise about things like “climate change” that are just symptoms of the reality.

      • BackRowHeckler January 13, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

        E,

        In one sense overpopulation was addressed in Cal gov Gavin Newsom’s inauguration speech last week. He generously offered sanctuary to any 3rd worlder who could get themselves into California, presumably all 4 billion of them. The offer comes with welfare checks and plenty of other free stuff.

        Brh

      • K-Dog January 13, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

        Speaking of scaredycats, why did people become afraid to talk about overpopulation? I think it’s because they are afraid to deal with what it means is going to happen. Since they are to afraid to deal with the reality of overpopulation they make lots of loud noise about things like “climate change” that are just symptoms of the reality.

        It would not be so bad if most of them were not here just for the beer because fact is they really are not scared at all. They are just assholes who don’t want to interrupt their party. A common condition since the world has more assholes in it than there are people.

        Seriously, think about it! It is always true, more than 8 billion assholes for sure. If you have been thinking about it 16 billion would be the maximum. One for each………………..

        • Epicur January 14, 2019 at 8:12 am #

          K-Dog, I’m not sure where you are aiming with that, but that may be because my own comment is not that specific.

          For more clarity on my part I offer that, when I spoke of people being afraid of talking about population, I was referring to the fact that when population became a “hot” topic back in the ’70s there were some rather unpleasant and difficult solutions offered and/or contemplated such as performing “triage” on nations and withholding aid in the case of those deemed helpless.

          garretthardinsociety.org/articles/art_lifeboat_ethics_case_against_helping_poor.html

          There was something of a scandal (but certainly not much of one) when a very large donor bought off the Sierra Club and induced them to remove human population from their agenda of items needing addressed.

          It appears, to me at least, that collectively “doing something” about population would involve some measures that people are not willing to contemplate. That’s fair enough, any “solution” would be quite monstrous, but that only makes the problem go away in human minds. Population pressures are not like the proverbial monster under a child’s bed – they are very real.

          Since “we” are unwilling to talk about “solving” the population problem we divert our attention to such symptoms as climate change and resource scarcity – all the while denying the larger (largest?) problem of our own human nature because we are afraid of what it means.

          At any rate, that’s what I meant by scaredycats.

  82. elysianfield January 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs….

    The BBC, this PM has indicated that James Watson, Nobel prize winner for the discovery of the double-helix DNA configuration, has been stripped of his honorary titles…apparently for refusing to recant on his position that blacks’ IQ differ from that of whites.

    This (and worse) is what happens to those that question “settled science”.