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You have to wonder how many Democratic senators spend the long hours of impeachment fantasizing how to end the misery of listening to Rep. Adam Schiff deliver the party’s funeral oration. Please God, hurl a lightning bolt at the podium… bring down a chunk of the fine old coffered ceiling where he stands and prates about a Russian invasion of Malibu… send a coral snake up the leg of his trousers…!

It was so bad that his California counterpart, Senator Dianne Feinstein, just up-and-split late Wednesday. Elizabeth Warren has been seen furiously doodling maps of all the primary precincts she is failing to visit in her confinement. Bernie Sanders imagines himself wielding thirty inches of re-bar upside Mr. Schiff’s skull, while Amy Klobuchar pops her third Xanax of the evening. You have no idea what mental tribulation the House impeachment manager supreme is visiting on his colleagues.

The impeachment case against Mr. Trump might mercifully spell the end of the Master Narrative the Democrats have been confabulating since 2016: that Donald Trump invited the wicked Vlad Putin to checkmate Hillary Clinton and thereby crushed the hopes and dreams of those wishing to make Ukraine the 51st state… or something like that. Because according to Mr. Schiff, there is no nation on this planet as dear to the interests of America than darling Ukraine, with its radioactive forests, decrepitating Soviet infrastructure, and dedication to liberty.

Those who were only puzzling over Nancy Pelosi’s motives in bringing this case, and assigning it to the two sketchiest characters in her charge, Schiff & Nadler, must finally be convinced that she is no longer sound of mind. What was she thinking? Did she really want to set up the voters to lose faith in the basic electoral process by preemptively delegitimizing the 2020 election? (“Trump can only win if he cheats!”) Is she that desperate to flip the Senate to prevent anymore judicial appointments? Could be. Or is the impeachment spectacle a different kind of set-up: to make the forthcoming raft of indictments against RussiaGate coupsters look like a mere act of revenge rather than long-delayed justice for a three-year campaign of perfidious sedition by some of the highest officials in the land?

Anyway, after another day of this boresome torment, the Senate will get to hear Mr. Trump’s defense in a full-throated way — really for the first time since the whole nasty business began, and in a conspicuous venue where it can’t be ignored anymore. If nothing else, it will probably be more interesting and certainly more dignified than the idiotic vaudeville put on by Schiff & Nadler. Even if the President’s managers move to dismiss the case out-of-hand for its utter lack of merit and the legal errors in its construction by two House committees, I doubt they will miss the opportunity to use the time allotted to lay out the story of what actually happened the past three years — a crime spree of government against itself.

The temptation to call witnesses must be anguishing, though; from a legal standpoint the House’s case deserves to be thrown out summarily just to reestablish the principle that impeachment is not a frivolity. But the nation would miss the chance for Mr. Schiff to have to explain exactly what happened around the “whistleblower” episode and, of course, there would be no more possible excuses for producing the “whistleblower” him-or-herself in the witness dock. I think we would discover what an absolutely shady operation that was.

In the meantime, an interesting development flew in under the radar as the impeachment spectacle hogged the news: The Department of Justice yesterday declared two of four FISA warrants against Carter Page invalid. The warrants were signed by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein. The move has deep repercussions in everything connected to the RussiaGate investigation, including especially the prosecutions mounted by Robert Mueller’s lawyers. It implies what has already been demonstrated by other evidence: That the FBI and the DOJ knew by January of 2017 at the latest that all the information they used to start the case against the President was garbage, and yet they continued it anyway — including the appointment of Mr. Mueller and his commission. The DOJ’s statement about the two FISA warrants doesn’t negate the possibility that the other two will also be declared invalid. It’s time for the figures involved in all this to become very afraid.


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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. Htruth January 24, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    Coronavurus Chinese eating live mice and bats: https://youtu.be/myHCdK9OMec

    • Walter B January 24, 2020 at 10:48 am #

      Excellent! Perhaps when China takes over the US after the bankruptcy they will entertain us all by eating live US senators and congressional representatives.

      • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 10:52 am #

        They can call it “twice fried pork”.

        • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 11:16 am #

          That would be twice fried long pork, actually.

    • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 10:51 am #

      What are the odds the coronavirus was engineered in a lab? And in whose lab? Any day now I expect to hear Rachel Maddow blaming it on Putin.

      • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:29 am #

        Nah, gotta blame it on Trump,

        Somehow. Boardrooms at the DNC, WaPo and NYT are working it now.

      • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 11:44 am #

        There is a fairly new level 4 biolab right in the middle of Wuhan, apparently put up, as is normal practice in China, on the cheap. Chances are, quality was skimped in favor of lining pockets. Who knows how well staff have been trained? The possibility of the accidental release of a weaponized virus cannot be discounted. This is far worse than they are letting on. It is unheard of for a government to quarantine a city larger than New York. At the time, the illness had only around 600 reported cases and was reported to have the sort of impact we expect from the seasonal flu, with mortality rates principally among the old, those with preexisting conditions or the immunologically compromised. The reaction seems excessive, unless they know something they aren’t saying, which is, of course, the case. They have quarantined at least three other cities with populations in excess of a million. They have cancelled Chinese New Year, for heaven sake. This is going to shave billions from their GDP and certainly risks civil unrest, which is anathema to the party. All of this is doubtless too little, too late. I have seen videos of people falling down in the street or while standing in line. I saw a video of a doctor having hysterics. The hospitals are begging for assistance and supplies. They have called out the military to enforce the quarantine. The thing is popping up all over the world. There was a case in Oregon, two in Texas, and today a case was just reported in Chicago this morning. I am considering taking my mother out of the rehab center early, and will do so as soon as a case appears in Minneapolis.

        • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

          It all reminds me of Stephen King’s classic novel “The Stand”. The theme song for the TV miniseries was “Don’t Fear the Reaper” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQXqZ8JJktw

          • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

            If we are going to have a worldwide pandemic theme song, all I can say is “MORE COWBELL!”

          • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

            False alarm. Apparently Bill Gates took out the patent for a vaccine several years ago.

          • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

            Well then, nothing to fear. Bill Gates only means us well. * cough, cough *

          • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

            I just read that there are 63 suspected cases in the US already, with 3 confirmed.

          • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

            “Well then, nothing to fear. Bill Gates only means us well. * cough, cough *”~hmuller

            Stay away from hmuller! I think he gots the virus….

        • abbybwood January 24, 2020 at 1:04 pm #

          And the Chinese workers have been ordered to build an entire hospital in SIX DAYS is realistic!

          This hospital is supposed to be used to quarantine and treat patients with the virus.

          If they don’t make the deadline they will probably be sent to camps.

          • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

            I haven’t yet heard of cases in Africa, but I’m concerned that an Ebola sufferer will contract it. Viruses routinely exchange genetic material and we could end up with an airborne Ebola too.

        • K-Dog January 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

          The Trump impeachment? Is it over yet? Wake me up when it is.

        • WayfaringStranger January 25, 2020 at 12:29 am #

          Chinese students are due back this next week for the spring semesters of University of Wisconsin system colleges. UW-Stout, Eau Claire, and LaCrosse campuses being just across the river. If allowed back to school, these students will of course be coming through the Minneapolis airport.
          Some UW system admins have been nurturing relationships in China for the past several years in order for increased Chinese students to prop up the declining student population. We’re not talking 5 or 6 kids here.

        • AKlein January 25, 2020 at 9:49 am #

          Years ago a good friend, who had been part of the US intelligence apparatus, told me about a verbal exchange between Nehru and Mao regarding nuclear war. Regarding the effect of a nuclear exchange, Mao allowed that China could absorb a population loss of 300 million and still successfully maintain their civilization. Presumably, this would apply to any other kind of cataclysmic event, not just nuclear war. I leave it to the reader to evaluate how this might apply to current events.

          • Exscotticus January 26, 2020 at 2:06 am #

            So could the USA—if it was the right 300 million.

      • WayfaringStranger January 25, 2020 at 12:38 am #

        The naturally existing coronavirus could have been engineered to be more contagious or something, harder to treat etc.
        But an even safer bet is (in my opinion) that some nefarious government persons are, if nothing else studying the means, patterns, and speed of pandemic transfer with the intent of being better able to implement a bioweapon that is truly lab-created.
        As we know, governments have had no qualms in the past when it comes to experimenting on their own people. And doing exactly that type of epidemic analysis.

        • elysianfield January 26, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

          Stranger,
          Well, nature does not need any help engineering devil bugs. It has been reported on the BBC, this AM, that the virus is contagious when the victim is asymptomatic…other Corona Viruses contagious only when symptoms are present.

          Sooo…if you get the sniffles, you may have been contagious for several days.

      • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

        @hmuller “the odds…?”

        Your answer may be no more illusive than to imagine first what in the whole wide world you would do if you had $Trillions and virtually the entire planet at your disposal.

        That is one of the tipsy little mental trips that everyone who wonders about issues of substance and logic, I would offer, ought to spend a few weekends exploring inside and outside their skull. What would I do?

        Have you ever wondered about the machinations behind the Fed hitting the brakes on the economy [tightening] and then moving their foot over to the accelerator for a bit? It felt a like marginal timing adjustment to me, and HERE we are, perhaps.

        The questions of the hour now, of course, are 1) is this a thing and 2) if it is a thing will it be for real or CGI. See, it’s not necessary for anything to be perceptibly real because the population of most of the richly industrialized world is at the psychological breaking point and can be made to believe any-fucking-thing that the ruling elite happen to throw a few bucks at.

        “[A]n interesting development flew in” for sure, but it had nothing to do with the totally ignorable silliness that transpires in and around the DC haunts of the psychopaths hired to be the face of the population control industry.

        Now, for good measure, for “[t]hose who were only puzzling over Nancy Pelosi’s motives”, I say, to quote a very famous man, “blow it out your ass!” “It’s all bullshit, folks, and it’s bad for ya.” [“georgie”]

        ~toktomi~

        • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

          I’m reading “Tavistock Institute” by Estulin. Yes, THEY play so many mind games with us, it’s hard to know what’s real. The author claims just creating widespread confusion and insecurity throughout society is one control tactic.

          Some think the endgame involves destroying the middle class and creating a two-tiered society in which the vast majority of us become serfs, i,e, debt slaves. We’re half way there already.

      • Epicur January 26, 2020 at 10:02 am #

        “What are the odds the coronavirus was engineered in a lab?”

        There is a website called Great Game India that has a post on this. I got it from Zerohedge, but I have no idea how reputable the site is – take it with a grain of salt. I did search a bit and the part about some Chinese scientists being barred last summer from a Canadian Level 4 lab for stealing viruses is true. The Great Game website is down a lot, maybe under attack.

        Here’s the Zerohedge re-post:
        https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/did-china-steal-coronavirus-canada-and-weaponize-it

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:08 am #

      In a over crowded environment, disease comes out of nowhere. This virus has attacked a populace that is carrying on business as usual. Personal space is non-existent. Imagine trying to control an airborne vector in NYC subway.

      A source of concern regarding viruses, they are finding old viruses from thousands of years ago in the thawing tundra in Canada and Alaska. That makes them new viruses. Did this corona virus come from Siberia? What is out there waiting?

      • malthuss January 24, 2020 at 11:19 am #

        Farmers, Chinese ‘peasants’ crowd birds, pigs and people together.
        A recipe [pun?] for disaster.

      • malthuss January 24, 2020 at 11:22 am #

        Out of a grave, an old flu was taken, for ‘research’.

        I cant find the article I wanted but heres this…

        Scientists Are Creating New, Incurable Diseases in Labs – The …
        [Search domain http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/when-viruses-escape-the-lab/371202/%5D https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/when-viruses-escape-the-lab/371202/
        May 20, 2014Swine flu, or H1N1, had been dead for 20 years when it suddenly re-emerged in 1977 with a curious twist. The new strain was genetically similar to one from the 1950s, almost as though it had been …

        • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 12:01 pm #

          They did that in an apparent fit of hubris, disinterring an Inuit some years ago, who died in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. One of my grandmothers was a young wife at that time and lost her husband and infant daughter to the flu. She never spoke of that in my hearing, but my father said that it was winter and the ground was frozen. The dead couldn’t even be buried. When the funeral home ran out of room, her father’s property being nearby, he consented to allow the City of St. Cloud to store victim’s bodies in his barn until the thaw. My grandmother always kept the only photo she had of her lost child and she was buried with it.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

          There’s a theory that Lyme Disease was lab created. You’ve probably heard it.
          Something that really angered me, was hearing my representative, Kirsten Gillibrand, making like a populist or something, when she was running for president, telling an audience that DC didn’t do anything (such as acting on Lyme Disease) unless the people made them do it, “and that’s us”.
          How long had she been in office, how long had Lyme Disease been a growing problem, and she waited until it reached alarming proportions until pledging to maybe do something about it once she became president?
          My other rep, Chuck, was more concerned about Zika and Ebola than disease that threatened New Yorkers.

          Similar to Bernie and Liz’ belated concern for student loan debt. They will do something about a racket they both benefitted financially from, once they get in a higher office.
          BTW, it was Joe Biden who “solved” the then minuscule problem of students coming out of college owing large sums of money, and immediately declaring bankruptcy, by legislation permanently barring student loan debt holders from any bankruptcy debt relief other Americans can take advantage of.
          This is what happens when you have people with brain damage in positions of power, but he can’t be held solely responsible for bad legislation.
          Bernie and Liz’ “fix” is a cop out that doesn’t get to the bottom of the scam.

          • sophia January 24, 2020 at 8:50 pm #

            Beryl,

            How did Bernie and Liz benefit from the student loan situation?

          • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

            @Beryl

            I would offer, politicians do not have brain damage. They are among the brightest people in the population. What they have is psychopathy.

            Also, I would offer that they are not is positions of power. They are merely hired guns put there by those who do have some power who are controlled at length by those who have the real power, put there to execute the dirty job of keeping the unwashed masses in check.

            Vote early and vote often. The algos are expecting your data points.

            ~toktomi~

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 5:59 pm #

            toktomi, I agree fully. That’s why every time we throw the bums out we get new bums beholden to the same dark interests.

          • Exscotticus January 26, 2020 at 2:10 am #

            Except Trump seemed to break that pattern.

          • hmuller January 26, 2020 at 9:54 am #

            I wish I could agree, Exscot. But there have been so many Trump appointees from Wall Street, so many war-mongering Neocons, so many ineffective prosecutors (Sessions and Huber). Jeffrey Epstein killed in his cell so he couldn’t testify against the elite. So many military strikes based on bogus deep state propaganda, like Assad supposedly using chemical weapons.

            It should give you pause to think. If Trump knew what he was doing why would he appoint so many people only to fire them later. He is surrounded by bad advice from secretly planted enemies and he scarcely seems to know it. Good luck on that swamp cleaning project.

    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:40 am #

      That behavior seems so distasteful and alien. It seems like the coronavirus may have been manufactured. The city where it began supposedly had a state of the art bioweapons lab built within the last few years. This could be the beginning of a worldwide pandemic and of course we here in the US will be helpless against it since we have no borders and anyone and everyone can move in and out of the country freely and without impunity.

      • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

        Did you ever read Stephen King’s “The Stand”. That will put a shiver up your spine.

        It is scary though how thin the veneer of civilization is.

        • RIB January 24, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

          “Baby can you dig your man.”

          • Daddyotis January 24, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

            Larry Underwood!!

        • roccofire January 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm #

          I think I saw Randall Flagg walking around my city.

        • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:19 pm #

          “Did you ever read Stephen King’s “The Stand”. That will put a shiver up your spine.”

          John,
          You do yourself a favor and read Laurie Garrets “The Coming Plague”…Stephen King has nothing on reality.

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

            For a truly depressing evening, watch the post-apocalyptic movie “The Road” with Viggo Mortensen.

      • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

        @SoftStarLight

        It sounds like you are saying that health of the US population in this particular issue is a matter of national border security.

        And are you still buying the official 911 narrative?

        Let me offer, if this thing is designed to get jiggy, either as an actual pandemic or as a CGI mock-up, then it is coming; if it has not been designed to wreak some confusion and destruction then it won’t, borders and everything else be damned.

        ~toktomi~

  2. ellipsis January 24, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    For those like me who still find themselves lost in the details of this whole sordid mess, I found this article yesterday that summarized it all fairly succinctly and quite accurately:

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-fbi-scandal/

    It’s roughly a 10-15 minute read time all the way through, but well worth the time and effort.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

      I put that on my reading list.

    • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      Just keep staring at the headlights, folks.

      I’ll all be over soon enough and you probably won’t even feel the impact of the truck.

      • elysianfield January 26, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

        “Just keep staring at the headlights, folks.”

        toktomi,

        The light at the end of the tunnel is not a headlight!

        …It is a muzzle blast.

        • toktomi January 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm #

          @elysianfield

          omg; made me laugh; thanks

          Oh, hell, ya.
          This 5H/\T really sucks. I hope they choke on it.

          But here’s something that they don’t “know”.
          Life is not a rocket ride to some point on the other side of this Universe. It is Trillions of branching and criss-crossing migratory paths exploding out in every conceivable direction, something akin to a fire cracker fulfilling its destiny.

          or not :}

          ~toktomi~

  3. venuspluto67 January 24, 2020 at 10:22 am #

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the true aim of the entire exercise in futility is to keep Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren off the campaign trail for the early primary states.

    • ellipsis January 24, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      I’d say that’s at least a bonus. Nancy’s heart doesn’t seem to be in any of this, so perhaps she’s just following orders from the Dragon Queen, herself?

      • venuspluto67 January 24, 2020 at 10:38 am #

        You have to admit, it’s awfully suspicious that Pelosi delayed delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate for as long as she did. Almost as though she were precisely timing it for something….

        • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 10:58 am #

          That may have been the plan, but it backfired. The less Iowans see of Bernie, the better they like him. He’s taken the lead in some polls.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 11:03 am #

            It is interesting that the president can’t “investigate a political rival”, but Bernie gets a say in removing the only opposition he will face should he get the nomination.
            Why do any of the people running to run against President Trump get to do this?

      • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:11 am #

        It is ironic that the Queen is attacking Bernie now. Also Obama and the mayor of Chicago. Labeling him with the worst insider insult of all, “you cannot beat Trump.”

        • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 11:49 am #

          She’d be angry at Obama’s backfired attempt to cultivate Harry to bring down the monarchy.

          • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

            Not that queen, the Dragon Queen.

            Point well taken, however.

          • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

            I did find that odd, but lately the strangest things are the true things.

          • draupnir January 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

            My own opinion on that is that Markle felt the little hairs on the back of her neck rise and decided to get out of Dodge.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

            The little nappy hairs, too small to straighten, that have to be plucked out or shaved every day….

            It’s takes a lot of work being Megan. She has the right to tear down all that she works so hard appearing to be!

          • sophia January 24, 2020 at 9:05 pm #

            Whaaatt?

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

            I didn’t realise you guys were royalists. I think it would be rather nice if the monarchy gently faded into the sunset.

        • fugeguy January 24, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

          John aren’t those the same clowns that were sure the rod hammer was going to beat Trump?

    • SW January 24, 2020 at 10:52 am #

      If that’s the strategy it’s working beautifully. They’re the only two left on the stage who want to take on the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry and pull out of the Middle East. Both see the mendacious, exploitive student loan racket for what it is and want to end it. So these crazy ideas must be stopped! Even Hillary rose from her coffin and shrilly denounced Bernie with her usual venom.

      The hypocrisy on display in the Senate is stunning. But you might be surprised how many are falling for it. A friend just yesterday said she was just “mesmerized by how brilliant the Democrats are and what a great case they’ve put together for impeachment.” I watched for a couple of hours and all I saw was tedious rehashing and trite moralizing.

      • venuspluto67 January 24, 2020 at 11:06 am #

        Yeah, some folks I follow on Twitter characterize it as a lot of gasbaggery and bloviating.

      • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:15 am #

        I am looking forward to seeing these idiots crying when the acquittal happens. I will guarantee you that the next action is already being cooked up by even more desperate Dems to “get Trump”.

        That should be the Dem motto this year, “Get Trump”.

      • Soloview January 24, 2020 at 11:40 am #

        Yes, many (and Jim may included) be surprised how many people are falling for the plot of this theatre of the absurd. Problem is, most TV talking heads are mesmerizing their captive audience and don’t grasp the nature of the turmoil brought about the passions of the on the opposite side. You listen to Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson and you can just marvel at the blind spots in their vision of the world, which are just as huge as in Wolf Blitzer’s, Anderson Cooper’s, and Madcow Rachel’s. How many Americans actually see Adam Schiff as the execrable liar and demagogue that he is? Say, among the 70+ percent who are want to hear from “witnesses” that would testify to what was going in Trump’s head in July and August last year? How many among them would want to hear from Eric Ciaramella about the meeting he called into Obama’s Oval Office in January 2016 (as per Laura Ingraham last night), to discuss the bad optics of the Bidens’ involvement in Ukraine? Yes, you would be surprised. For the record: I don’t believe Trump will be reelected in November, even if Dow Jones goes over 30K. Expect hell, not an election in 2020!

        • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

          You may be right about 2020. We are about to see what the primaries are like without candidates present.

        • Goodwalkspoiled January 24, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

          It’s no surprise over half of the general population have swallowed the Schiff sandwich hook, line, and sinker. No surprise at all. The Dems have a clear majority and the media has saturated the landscape with anti-Trump propaganda. As to the 70+ percent who want to hear witnesses, many of those are Republicans who want to watch Hunter, Joe, Adam Schiff, and the whistle blower ripped to shreds by the defense team. They will be picking shards of glass from their backsides, and taking a dump standing up for months. But the Dems will never open that door. This whole ruse is designed to pick up Senate seats in vulnerable GOP states. The Dems know full well they have no chance of winning the White House. So the strategy is to neuter Trump’s second term with an obstructionist Congress. They’ll impeach him again, no doubt, later in his 2nd term to set the table for Dems controlling both houses of Congress and the White House. Then they’ll go ‘all-in’ Socialist.

        • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

          I don’t think he will lose, but I think there will be unprecedented levels of election fraud.

          But I also think Trump and his team are prepared. This is another issue he has touched on more than once, and they’ve kept all the big investigations pretty quiet so far.

          I think the only reason Trump won in 2016 is that enraged Bernie voters went Trump, and the victory was overwhelming enough that the suspected fraud in CA and NY, SpyGate, and the bought-and-paid-for MSM were not enough to tip the scales.

          This is why we see such unhinged bloodlust. She truly was not supposed to lose, and they thought they had tilted the board enough that it was impossible for her to do so.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm #

        In other words, most people shouldn’t be allowed to vote. I agree.

  4. snagglepuss January 24, 2020 at 10:24 am #

    What a debacle. It’s beyond the pale. I am waiting for the suspenseful courtroom moment when Frank Pantangeli’s relative is spirited into the courtroom to the shock and gasp of the whistleblower in a ‘Godfather, Part II’ moment.

  5. michics January 24, 2020 at 10:27 am #

    It looks to me that our host is spending way to much time listening to the Fox News chatter. I agree there has been a lot of neferious stuff taken place and people need to go to jail. Not likely! The DOJ is corrupt so expecting anything substantial from them is unlikely. My take on the Trump saga is he swore to follow and up hold the Constitution and the laws of out land. He has repeatedly failed to do either. He should be impeached on this failure alone.

    • ellipsis January 24, 2020 at 10:33 am #

      Specifics?

    • xhidarta January 24, 2020 at 10:38 am #

      This is a joke right?
      I’m having problems picking a president either side of the century that ‘followed and upheld the Constitution’ as sworn.

    • Ishabaka January 24, 2020 at 10:56 am #

      Over the past three and a half years, Donald Trump has been investigated more thoroughly than any person in the history of the USA – and no law enforcement agency has found evidence of a crime. Perhaps you know of a crime they don’t? If you cannot name the specific statute he violated, and how, you might be suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, which is not a joke – it is a serious mental illness.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 11:09 am #

        I mentioned this about him before, that he is actually very law abiding.
        If there were something wrong with his taxes, for instance, the IRS would have said so.
        His biggest critics resort to personal attacks when they go looking for dirt on him, because the crime isn’t there.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 12:15 pm #

          Yes, the Tax Laws are wrong, allowing his class to get away with endless financial shenanigans – but that’s another story.

      • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 11:09 am #

        Yes. The Mueller farce alone would have taken down just about any of them. 20 rabid anti-Trump Lawfare creeps working for over 2 years with a nearly unlimited budget and purview.

        The result?

        Nothing.

    • Majella January 24, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

      All Fox offers, given there’s no actual defense arguments, is that he whole thing is ‘boring’

      • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 9:47 am #

        Trump committed no crime. Are you too twisted and biased to recognize that?

        • Majella January 25, 2020 at 12:10 pm #

          So present an argument that there’s no crime.

          A passionate declaration (underscored with a typical ad hominem) is not an argument.

          • Nightowl January 25, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

            The burden of proof is on the accuser.

            You claim there is a crime; you must state it and present concrete evidence to make your case.

            The low of IQ may have trouble with this concept.

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

            So true Nightowl. Majella claims to be from New Zealand, but exhibits the values of someone raised in East Germany by Stasi parents.

            Furthermore, investigating the Biden crime family is commendable. That Democrats find it cause for prosecution indicates how corrupt and dishonest they are and how low they’ve sunken.

          • Nightowl January 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

            Indeed. I find it quite disturbing how many of the McResisters share these attributes. Projecting their own tendency to authoritarianism on others.

            Even at the height of the Shrub era (and Shrub was a piece of shit), I never would have been for locking him up with no evidence, nor would I have supported a 24/7 media blitz attacking him with fake news made up wholecloth, or items as petty as MLB Bustgate or TwoScoopsgate.

            I have, however, come to realize how few people deserve respect that is not earned.

          • Nightowl January 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

            Should be MLK.

    • wolfbay January 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm #

      You do realize that ignoring the constitution is standard operating procedure among both parties.Obama the constitutional scholar spied on millions of Americans without probable cause. He then killed American citizens without due process. They all start wars without the declaration of war from Congress as required by the constitution.They act as imperial presidents without the checks and balances the constitution requires. Obama was particularly good at this as is Trump.

    • lbs January 25, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

      There are some things that Trump has done that a case can be made that they may be crimes, but all of those are things Obama and Bush did also.

      • Nightowl January 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

        Such as?

        The only item that comes to mind is the Soleimani affair, but there is the issue of the attack ordered on the US Embassy as well as other claims from Pompeo.

        The strike on Soleimani was also backed by our European allies, including the globalist crowd, so I suspect the evidence against Sol. is likely the real deal. Someone would be making a lot of noise and providing counter evidence were it not.

        What else is there?

  6. xhidarta January 24, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    “Bernie Sanders imagines himself wielding thirty inches of re-bar upside Mr. Schiff’s skull,…”
    This did it. It triggered a hearty laugh out loud.

    I never knew Jim was such an stoic at heart to follow the proceedings of this unbearable circus but I’m thankful as I would never get to know what’s going on in our august Republican institutions that uphold the “city on a hill” tradition.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 10:46 am #

      That’s not too hard to visualize, considering it was a Bernie supporter who nearly killed Steve Scalise, and a couple of his current staffers have been advocating for burning cities and starting a violent revolution if the election should not go the way they want it to.
      So far Bernie hasn’t mentioned that, maybe he’s hoping it will go away.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:35 am #

        I believe that the “revolutionaries” within Bernie’s campaign are Clinton plants. I could be wrong but it just seems like another way to discredit Bernie and his campaign once again. The Clintons would support a violent revolution and the burning of cities if it meant they could hold onto and grow their power. Look at what they did in Iraq, Somalia, Libya, etc.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 11:54 am #

          If they are Clinton plants, Bernie is sure taking his time about throwing them out.

          • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:57 am #

            Trump made the same mistake with Deep State insiders. It took him two years to figure it out and get rid of them. They are currently trying for payback.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

          Why? He’s an old School Communist and Communism has never renounced violence. I grant that he doesn’t seem like that – and he’s certainly not going to personally get his hands red. But will he reign in his followers? Doubt it.

          • malthuss January 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

            you tube–cirstenw, her channel..

            she knows the dirt on him..$$$$

      • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

        ” Bernie supporter”

        Beryl,
        I have it on good authority* that the arrested party was merely a patsy. The true motivation for the assault was the rage triggered by several white men engaged in a bit of cultural appropriation.

        *unsubstantiated

  7. beantownbill. January 24, 2020 at 10:52 am #

    This is what occurs when a gaggle of lawyers convene to show off their legal “expertise”. Shakespeare said it best about what we ought to do about lawyers. Maybe we should outlaw them from ever being able to run for office (as if that would ever happen).

    • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

      Got the verse?

      • RIB January 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

        “Let’s kill all the lawyers” is a line from William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2

      • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

        Kill all the lawyers;
        Can we update Williams verse?
        Kill Them? Fuck ’em all….

        • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:45 pm #

          Williams’

          • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 12:46 pm #

            William’s

            …pardon me…bad day yesterday

  8. Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 10:59 am #

    I think one reason it is hard to fathom why Nancy is doing some of the things she is doing, is because like most of the major crimes the get up to, there are multiple reasons for the things they do, because there are multiple aspects they want to keep hidden.

    Also, Nancy is getting her orders from on high, these old old old and decrepit, and rich officials aren’t hanging around for their health, they are hanging around because they can’t afford to let anybody new, even from their own party, get in there and see what they have done.

    Feinstein had a Chinese spy working for her. For twenty years. She held a high position in national security. Why is she still there?
    Is that the reason she orchestrated that horrible attack on Justice Kavanaugh?
    Chuck employed a Pakistani spy, as did the head of the DNC.
    What was up with that?

    Ask a realtor sometime, when there are mass foreclosures and evictions like we saw in the aftermath of the last real estate bubble, what frequently happens to the property before it gets vacated.
    I’m referring to things like towels stuffed down toilets, garbage strewn, even furnaces and plumbing stripped. Anything short of arson. Why? Just to do as much damage, and cause as much trouble as possible, on the way out.
    I think there is also an element of this in play.

    • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 11:20 am #

      It is the reversal/destruction of globalism. Trump has said it in plain language in his own speeches on multiple occasions. He also commented about what he “will do to them” will be one of the greatest achievements of his presidency (referring to the cabal behind the coup).

      The individuals attacking him are feeding at the trough and Ukraine is one of their nesting areas.

      Trump & co. aren’t just putting up a brick wall in their faces, he is slashing and burning their fields, IMO.

      The most important thing is what comes after Trump. We are witnessing a crucial moment in history.

      • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:30 am #

        “The most important thing is what comes after Trump”

        War.

        • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:51 am #

          War is coming, Trump or no Trump.

          “A house divide against itself cannot stand”,

          A very controversial president said that while he was running for president.

          Just before the wheels fell off.

          • Daddyotis January 24, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

            Mhm. The quote is actually attributed to Jesus.

            Mark 3:25 & Luke 11:17

        • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

          Maybe, maybe not. This thing is much bigger than Trump, and I suspect his team, including the intel folks he has (Mike Rogers and co.) have a long-term plan.

          Did you catch this at Davos?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2338&v=tWZuQHLowmo&feature=emb_logo

          “When I finish, I think this is going to go down as one of the greatest things I’ve done for our country. ”

          Starts at 38:59

      • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm #

        After Trump, the Deluge unless he has the balls to declare permanent martial law. He has shown no sign of having such balls, rather always bowing to every corrupt decision by corrupt traitorous judges, no matter how small.

        And if he did declare martial law, it would be for the benefit of his Class and Faction – not the White American Base who voted him in.

  9. erik January 24, 2020 at 11:02 am #

    Jim, methinks maybe you’re getting red pilled after all these years? As one of your contemporaries and A life long liberal Democrat, that has happened to me very recently, but a year or two before 2016. The catalyst for me was the Obama/Hillary foreign policy pratfalls and the utterly stupid explosion of “grievance studies” inspired twaddle about identity politics, gender bullshit, and “diversity is our strength” open borders insanity. And now we have carbon neutral stuff inspired by the autistic swedish avatar of climate change imminent doom, with all its terrible economic implications for the “deplorables” facing punitive fuel taxes, etc. Climate doom is a hoax. Even if we stipulate that world average temperature may rise a degree or 2 due to fossil fuel use, the notion that this would be a catastrophe is pure science fiction with zero supporting evidence.

    With all the Republican policies that I have always been repelled by, I still find them more appealing than the cultural suicide agenda of today’s Democrats..

    • teddyboy46 January 24, 2020 at 11:03 am #

      me too.

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:21 am #

      I like your statement,

      Climate doom is a hoax.

      Adaptation to slow warming will be the future, until we run out of fossil fuels. Then the fit will really hit the Shan.

      Looking forward to JHKs new book in March.

      • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm #

        “Adaptation to slow warming will be the future”

        And yet you are aware, JohnAZ, that there is no precedent in geological history for the current rate of warming. But you think we can adapt, while the ecosystem that supports us falls apart (protecting it is for wimps and commies). American-style positive thinking considers itself a virtue, even after the last financial crash. 🙂

        And you are also aware that the warming predicted so far has surpassed the rate estimated by scientists, they being naturally conservative and disinclined to the kind of sensationalism beloved of scientifically illiterate journalists.

        Cognitive dissonance.

        https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14845

        But I agree with you that nothing will be done about it, because nothing politically acceptable has yet been figured out. And politics trumps reality – until it doesn’t. What will happen is that when oil supplies collapse, the problems that result will be hugely exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Crops failing through drought and floods just when there’s no mechanisation and no artificial fertiliser (and dwindling available phosphates to boot – a true clusterfuck). Cities flooding more than ever when there’s no means of rehabilitating them.

        As Bacon said, people prefer to believe what they would prefer to be true. Except for those who have the insight to accept evidence of what they wish were not true. Bacon covers most folks though. Same on the oil depletion issue – probably more so in fact.

        • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

          “the warming…so far has surpassed…”

        • malthuss January 24, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

          Then why is it so cold in California?

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

            Why do you think a cold spell in California in January 2020 means that the global average temperature isn’t rising, malthuss? You might as well have asked me about the price of bread for all the relevance it has.

        • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

          Would be better if we conversate with our mandarin and japoneza neighbors regards their pension for koala bear soup and other such wild exotica. But that’s why God invented the ebola corona influenza and cancer viruses to manage real ecosystem collapse.

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

            Fascinating, akmofo. Koala bear ‘pensions’ an ‘all. 🙂

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

            I’m just passing on the good news, Mrs Green 🙂

            WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN WUHAN
            https://youtu.be/2YRo73Nkaww

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

            And I believe the modern definition of ‘pension’ is unfunded liability. That works for me 🙂

          • capt spaulding January 25, 2020 at 11:26 am #

            So in other words you meant to write pensions instead of penchant on purpose, and your post would read: “our mandarin and japoneza neighbors regards their ‘unfunded liability’ for koala bear soup and other such wild exotica.”

          • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

            @ capt spaulding

            No. The word dictated was ‘passion’
            But Siri is tone death, err,.. tone deaf

        • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm #

          No1. We do not know that for sure. The Earth has been much warmer than it is now, and much colder. We are not helping much, one way or the other.

          Who knows maybe the dinosaurs went extinct because of global warming from too many Saurus farts.

          Yes, I think we can adapt, but not nearly all of us. Between disease and war, it will take out at least half of the current population.

          Politics is a reflection of the people. I believe really dumb people, especially celebrities, do not even understand what they are saying. If the GND was dropped on us tomorrow, that half the population would be gone in a year. Compared to what is coming, the Black Death is a mild cold. Even the folks that understand all the ramifications will not change, it is up to everyone else to change.

          I will tell you something else too. The only candidate that will really do something realistic about warming is Trump. He is the only one who has the cojones to face down his opposition. If the Greta group can convince him of what is coming, things will happen. The Dems will not do anything to fight the corporations and Wall Street. Obama was evidence of that.

          • fugeguy January 24, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

            I love the reference to rate of change. Like this is the fastest change in climate ever…

            … something about large mastodons frozen with half chewed buttercups in their mouths comes to mind.

            Funny thing is that we all seem very pragmatic here. We all agree that as long as there is a dollar to be make on fossil fuels the current system will continue. So all he debate is moot anyway.

            What gets me (as an empiricist) is that no matter how often the models/ theories are off by 100% or multiples, he77 even an order of magnitude, we get subjected to lectures as to how perfect they are and sacrosanct. Again from an empirical perspective the postulates do not even meet single sigma criteria for repeatability let alone the 3 or preferable 6 sigma level of correlation and predictive value needed to qualify as scientific law.

            Yea climate change is real but the idea that the cause is know, let alone the fix is absurd. Could be mostly sun cycle induced (the correlations for that are much better than C02).

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm #

            Nonsense, Fugeguy. If current warming is driven by the sun why is it the lower atmosphere that is warming faster than the upper atmosphere?

            The rest of your post is obfuscation.

            https://www.carbonbrief.org/why-the-sun-is-not-responsible-for-recent-climate-change

            https://history.aip.org/climate/solar.htm

            JohnAZ

            “The Earth has been much warmer than it is now, and much colder.”

            That’s not even contentious. But it remains a fact that warming now is happening much faster than it EVER has before. Organisms just don’t adapt that easily – it takes time. You are of course welcome to say you know better than the evidence of the geological record if you so choose. There’s a lot of presumption about.

            Arguing about it is pointless if we’re not going to do anything about it, but dishonesty pisses me off per se. If we’re doing the damage we’re doing, even if we can’t fix it we should be man enough to own up to what we’re doing.

            I agree the population is going to take a massive hit, both through energy collapse and climate change. One or other would be bad enough.

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 8:06 pm #

            “we get subjected to lectures as to how perfect they are and sacrosanct. ”

            That’s nonsense too.

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 8:10 pm #

            ” Like this is the fastest change in climate ever…”

            Typical denier tactic. Nobody said it was the fastest ‘change in climate ever’ – it’s was the fastest episode of WARMING, which mammoths freezing isn’t, if you think about it for half a second.

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

            *it is*

          • sophia January 24, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

            I believe the warming at the end of prior glaciations was very rapid, and much more so than now.

        • messianicdruid January 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

          “…there is no precedent in geological history for the current rate of warming.”

          Why “Global Warming” Failed & Why Climate Change is Real

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5c4XPVPJwBY

          • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm #

            Global warming is not synonymous with climate change, MD. Anyone who doesn’t know that should be a little more modest in their protestations.

            https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/global-warming-effects/

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 9:53 am #

            Oh, give it a rest, GA. You’re sounding as shrill as a stubborn, old Bolshevik who won’t admit the evidence of history has totally discredited her dogma.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 8:34 am #

            Oh, give it a rest, hm. You’re sounding as shrill as a stubborn, old creationist who won’t admit the evidence of science has totally discredited his dogma.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 8:41 am #

            ‘Climate change’ is related to ‘global warming’ – they are not synonymous. The more tragic among the ‘shrill’ deniers like to pretend there has been a change in tactic by using one instead of the other. It’s a tactic that serves as a substitute in their mind for evidence. If they could cope with any search engine they could put themselves right in an instant, but they don’t. Deniers of evidence are like that.

            I’m sorry to see that your ad hominem approach is continuing into the new year – I thought we’d got somewhere at the end of the old one. You could have told me something I didn’t know about the relationship between CC and AGW, but no, you go straight to the age-old practice of employing manipulative adjectives. Well done you. I liked you better at the end of last year.

          • hmuller January 26, 2020 at 10:03 am #

            It’s no use telling you anything which violates your dogma; you always dismiss it as bollocks and rubbish.

            And I like you better when you discuss other issues. Leave AGW to the wise and learned Greta Thunberg. LOL

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

            “It’s no use telling you anything which violates your dogma; you always dismiss it as bollocks and rubbish.

            I give you evidence, hm, and you don’t like it. Sorry but that’s your problem. Although in many ways it’s everyone’s problem as a result.

            I have no particular interest in Greta. ‘Celebritisation’ rarely helps any cause in the long term, I find. It turns things into a nine days wonder. I’ve followed her a lot less than all the folks on here with GDS.

            Greta knows half a story. But I’m willing to cut her a bit of slack, given she means well and the half of the story that she knows is still true. And that for all we know she might not live to see 25, as I’ve said before, so I don’t feel like attacking her from my comfy livingroom as I get nearer to the departure lounge after a much longer life than hers.

            If people could divest themselves of their dogmatic refusal to accept the half story that’s true, we could get on to an adult discussion of the other half of the story. Even if it were only to work through the five stages of grief.

      • Bytes January 25, 2020 at 5:04 pm #

        I am not sure you are going to be able to adapt to a 4-6 C increase in average temperature.

    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:23 am #

      Wonderful news, praise God!, but a word of caution. Republicans are equally as destructive as Democrats. They as a whole are totally sold out to the entire Left agenda and Open Borders as well. They cannot seem to develop their own narrative and paradigm so they go along with what was created for them. We will need something entirely new to defeat and destroy the cancerous rot.

    • Ishabaka January 25, 2020 at 10:21 am #

      Climate studies are no longer a science – they are a religion – on both sides. Scientists can hold reasonable debates over an issue. Religious scholars KNOW theirs is the only true religion.

      • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

        Scientists’ job isn’t to debate, it’s to research and produce evidence, which is what they do. People who don’t do actual science then ‘debate’ about whether they like the evidence or not.

  10. teddyboy46 January 24, 2020 at 11:02 am #

    I like the title the Big Sleep. Raymond Chandler could have written this whole story about the Ukraine and the Impeachment and it would have been better than what we are seeing. I only hope JHK is right about Comey and company going down.

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:45 am #

      The Deep State’s biggest fear. If they fully unpeel the onion, it may cut very deeply into the Fed good ol’ boys (and girls’) clubs. When the impeachment fails, look to the DS to target Barr and try to destroy his credibility. Trump needs to protect him to the nth degree if he truly wants to drain the swamp.

  11. xxzzy999 January 24, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    Lying Democrats are toast…. let’s move on.

    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:19 am #

      But I wanna see em burn in the toaster first!

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:27 am #

      How about:

      The reason for the upsurge in defending the Deep State is a defense against the increasingly apparent ineffectiveness and impact the Feds have against the problems of today. Just trying to justify their own existence with in-fighting.

      A very dangerous “end of empire” symptom.

      • SpeedyBB January 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm #

        Wow, every time I read an astute, perceptive comment like this I go flashing back to Rome around 250AD. The parallels are creepy. Infighting to cover up ineffectiveness. Here in Southeast Asia it is starting to dawn on those running the show (pitifully weak version of Deep State) that those ostensibly in charge of western powers don’t know whether to shit, shine, shave or salute as we used to say in military academy.

  12. JustSaying January 24, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    Absolutely hate the Donald but these clowns are insufferable. Milk plus water plus Schiff equals torture.

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:39 am #

      Of all the candidates out there, which one is going to affect you most favorably during the next four years. Trump, RINOs or the Clown crowd?

      • JustSaying January 24, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

        Who will cause the most damage.

    • abbybwood January 24, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

      I read where the Senators who have bothered to stay and listen to Schiff and Co. are ticked at the Senate cameramen for showing them doodling, reading books, playing with the fidget toys, sleeping….lots of napping going on.

      To think of the money we are paying for this side-show!

  13. SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:17 am #

    I was watching some of the impeachment proceedings last night on YouTube and I really noticed for the first time how large Adam Schiff’s cranium is in proportion to his body, especially his shoulders. It is really strange and not in a comical way. Same thing with Chuck Schumer. His forehead in particular is as massive as an airport runway. Well not really, but it does stand out prominently. Jeffrey Epstein has a massive cranium and forehead too.

    • malthuss January 24, 2020 at 11:24 am #

      genetics? in breeding?

      • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 11:40 am #

        Lack of physical exercise. Constant masturbation make your head shrink. Witness: Rachel Markle.

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:41 am #

      Shows you that head size is not a good indicator of intelligence and common sense

      • malthuss January 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

        no such animal as COMMON sense.
        sense, yes.

    • JMR January 24, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

      “I was watching some of the impeachment proceedings last night on YouTube and I really noticed for the first time how large Adam Schiff’s cranium is in proportion to his body, especially his shoulders. It is really strange and not in a comical way.”

      All of that mounted on a pencil-thin neck… kind of like a real-life bobble head, only disturbing.

      • hmuller January 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm #

        I think his mother was one of those short gray aliens. It would explain a lot.

        • capt spaulding January 25, 2020 at 11:31 am #

          That’s why we have a space force now. It’s to keep those illegal aliens outa here.

          • Majella January 25, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

            Yeah! And snazzy new logo…Gene Roddenberry’s Estate must be in a good wedge of USAF cash, ‘coz it’s an almost complete rip-off of the United Federation of Planets.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

      Yes, bigger heads tend to mean bigger brains but not necessarily “bigger” morals. And think of the exercise they get, always trying to keep their conflicting narratives from getting tangled.

    • Daddyotis January 24, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

      Reptilians, even in disguise, find it difficult to conceal these features

      • Majella January 25, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

        The “Reptilian” thing makes very rare appearances hereabouts, but it’s always useful to know who harbors such stupidity as fact. It tends to render any other views they express as worthless, too.

  14. JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:36 am #

    I keep hearing Soros et al chuckling in the background. Maybe not in the background, he was quoted in Davos calling down Trump, calling him a narcissist. Boy, talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

  15. akmofo January 24, 2020 at 11:47 am #

    Speaking of small heads and constant masturbation, Joe Rogan endorsed Bernie Sanders. Because a massive centralized commie government has never been tried before. Brilliant anti establishment-swamp move!

    • SoftStarLight January 24, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      Thank you. You did prove my point even though I know that was not your intent. It is a real phenomenon though the way you characterize it follows your normal logic but not reality.

      • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm #

        Now try to translate your mental confusion into something someone can understand. You may even use irony sarcasm and satire.

  16. JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 11:54 am #

    How about this comparison?

    Obama reacted to all challenges by backing off and avoiding conflict.

    Trump reacts to all challenges by challenging everyone back.

    Who will produce results?

  17. Beryl of Oyl January 24, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

    Today is the day that Rudy was going to start spilling the beans, isn’t it?

  18. wm5135 January 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm #

    “What is out there waiting?” JohnAZ

    Justice

  19. volodya January 24, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

    Instead of the name “Biden” imagine the name “Trump” (Ivanka or Eric or Junior) on the Burisma board of directors, and imagine Trump senior giving orders to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating that same firm.

    APPEARANCE of conflict of interest? They’d be baying for blood. Criminal doings? It would be a foregone conclusion. 

    Investigate? Are you kidding? The full might of the American diplomatic service and American law enforcement would be brought to bear. Threats by the dozen, subpoenas by the bushel, blizzards of FISA warrants, 24/7 surveillance, brass knuckle interrogation, water-boarding just for the practice and because it’s fun. 

    And then bogus life-destroying charges that compel lawyering up of the titanically expensive sort, or confessing to lesser offences even if they’re made up by the detainees themselves just to avoid financial ruin for the family. Haven’t we seen this movie before?.

    And so this fool-ass charade goes on.

    • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

      But wait, there is more..

      There’s the Pelosi juniors
      There’s the Heinz Ketchup juniors
      There’s the Romney juniors

      And nevermind the seniors
      Oh, where to start where to start..

      • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

        No kidding.

        Folks, this is the elite we are always discussing. These folks are the cause of the income inequality we are seeing. These are the power heads of the Deep State that needs to be knocked down a lot.

        If they win, you lose.

        • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 3:27 pm #

          One term limit for all politicians! Including Trump!

          All gov mafia bureaucrats should be limited to a one time 4-year contract and that’s all. Get rid of the whole lot every 4 years. Eliminate 99% of the agencies and 99% of their expenses. Eliminate all taxes. The government can print the money it wants. And if it wants too much it will lose its credit worthiness and stability of its currency. And we could go on.

          • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

            Great ideas!

            All we have to do is convince the Deep State to vote it in.

            Uh-huh.

          • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

            This is where a change in culture needs to come in. People have to fundamentally rethink the whole enterprise of government.

          • messianicdruid January 24, 2020 at 7:44 pm #

            “All we have to do is convince the Deep State to vote it in.”

            Re-elect Nobody is something We the People must do. The DS doesn’t even want elections any more.

  20. newworld January 24, 2020 at 12:52 pm #

    Of course these shenanigans are par for the course, the Left has the mind and ethics of a woman and now it has slipped its leash on reality.

    But the Left can thank Satan they have conservatives for opposition as the cons are like that goofy well meaning dad who is afraid of his wife and spends his time patiently trying to convince her she is wrong.

    When it comes time when one must put a woman in her place you blame her then keep blaming her and blame her some more for whatever she has wrought.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

      Yes, and once established, Women will become our first line of defense in keeping other Women in line. That’s how it’s done. The pain of being controlled is offset by getting to judge and control other women.

  21. KesaAnna January 24, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

    ” … there is no nation on this planet as dear to the interests of America than darling Ukraine, ”

    Yes , that made me laugh.

    It rather reminds me of the endless talk — or rather the endless talk you BRIEFLY HAD — about Afghan history , culture , and politics ,

    but nary a single word regarding the real skinny , which is that not one American in a thousand wants to go set up permanent housekeeping in Kabul.

    A more high profile example I suppose would be Vietnam.

    Vietnam this , and Vietnam that , and Vietnam this and that.

    But the plain truth is , it rather sound like you are discussing giant purple cockroaches on Pluto , and not one American in a thousand is interested in a condo in Hue.

    In plain language , if grossly vulgar language , it is all rather as if you proposed to fuck another mans wife , when you don’t even mildly like the pussy.

  22. BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

    Actually, if they want to win in Nov, Dems need to convince white women to vote against the interests of their sons and husbands.

    Your husband is fired because because of some bogus sexual harrasment charge, your son is knifed by illegals in what used to be your capitol city? F#kk em! Vote with the sisterhood.

    Brh

    • KesaAnna January 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm #

      well ….. you know …. at least half the time I really cannot say which sex is the dumber.

      Anyway , you are right ( ? ) . If this was a fictional story , would you believe this stupid shit ?

      • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

        Well, Kesa Anna, men are pretty dumb

        At least that’s what my wife says about me, in fact, about 20 minutes ago when I was painting out a bathroom and a few drops got on the floor. You couldn’t spot the drops with a microscope but she could with the naked eye, and if you looked hard enough, there they were.

        Brh

        • Janos Skorenzy January 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

          Newsflash: You’re being emotionally abused. You and most other men? Ok, but that doesn’t change the Fact.

          And you accept it. Very American. You and most other men? That doesn’t make it right, just sad.

          Even in the early 20th Century, European observers noted that America was or was becoming a Matriarchy – and that’s simply Monstrous, a key factor in our Doom.

          • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

            Well, she is European. What, you think women in Europe don’t bust your b#lls too? They’re just a little more subtle about it.

          • newworld January 25, 2020 at 11:46 am #

            The dam broke with the production of the TV show “Big Valley”, the fetishization of angel blonde women. Strong mother bossing about beta men luring them in with a chance to worship impossibly beautiful blonde young lady.

            We ended up with Megyn Kelly and whatever blonde clowns are on MSNBCCNNABCCBSESPN……….

          • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

            Without friction, where is the excitement? The Valley must not be too big. The Old One needed to be wooed and won by the Patriarch on Bonanaza. As for the boys, they could get the young ‘un. Hoss first.

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 5:25 pm #

            As I recall every female wooed by the Cartwrights was dead by the end of the episode. A few made it to the end of a two parter, but death was inevitable.

            The Cartwrights were proud to be not gay, (but they were damn glad Hop Sing was.)

          • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

            You’re right, damn it. Bonanza was the last Stand against Feminism. But perhaps they went too far. The boys never had any long term girlfriends. And they were too polite to make much headway in one episode. So it was Hop Sing or nothing…..

  23. wm5135 January 24, 2020 at 1:10 pm #

    How did the information about the Chinese biolab enter into the data set so quickly?

    ….built by the Chinese on the cheap…. you betcha

    strategic deterrence

    • JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      One of these days, a biological agent is going to escape and level the world.

      • malthuss January 25, 2020 at 9:09 am #

        not escape, be sent out to de populate.

        • AKlein January 25, 2020 at 10:44 am #

          Deus ex machina.

        • Epicur January 26, 2020 at 10:31 am #

          States need all the productive, compliant, well socialized citizens they can get

          While we are still in a credit expansion phase the unproductive can be tolerated as they “contribute” to economic activity by “consuming”. When the credit expansion ends and something resembling zero-sum economics becomes the rule then the unproductive will be recognized as an existential threat to the state.

          That is when things will get interesting.

          • SpeedyBB January 26, 2020 at 3:03 pm #

            Bravo, Epicur. Put most succinctly.

  24. BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

    An exasperated Chief Justice Robert’s brings down the gavel.

    “CASE DISMISSED, COURT ADJOURNED”

    Disappointed and shocked reporters from NPR and MSNBC, thinking they finally had the President on the ropes, ask why.

    “I’m bored shitl#ss! I can ‘t take it any longer!”

    And that is that.

    Brh

  25. 4014HAMPHEDGE January 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm #

    Aside from death rattle spasms from entrenched interests; like False Flag attack events (Battleship Maine/Tonkin Gulf) events, etc. there is a particularly significant happening afoot: The so called “Deal Of The Century”, Middle East Treaty intended to bring peace to Israel and the poor bastards thinking they have the upper hand because they surround Israel.

    For background on meddling with Israel, see Bill Koenig’s narrative on what happens when you mess with Israel, his book: “EYE TO EYE”. More often than mere coincidence, when a sovereign state or organization chooses to bring harm to Israel, they suffer worse results, in quality & quantity. For common understanding, Jerusalem is described as a “Stumbling Block” for the nations.

    Taking or dividing Israel results in taking and dividing of the nation or organization or persons doing the action against Israel. Mainline Methodist Church activities against Israel (BDS for example) has gotten them deep schisms. So, whatever impacts the Deal of the Century has on Israel’s Covenant Borders (see Genesis 15 v 9-21 & Joshua Chapter 1), America can expect likewise.

    Be it as it may, the thoroughly not so modern atheism expressed in these parts, Deuteronomy Chapter 28 exposition of Blessings & Curses gives context to current events waiting in the wings.

    Fair Warning. Todays’ gaggle of murderous dictators have their moment, and lucky enough to come at a time when Western Civilization lacks nerve & skill to cut them short.

    • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

      The Methodist Church just officially split in half last week, so I think you’re on to something there 410H.

      Many American colleges backing the BDS movement; I wouldn’t mind seeing a few of those woke snakepits split in half, or go down the rat hole altogether.

  26. JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

    GA

    I wonder what would happen in California if they took the capital they are currently spending on illegals and instead spent it on shelters for the homeless, burying power lines and clearing underbrush and thinning the forests. Good things might happen.

    Trump was ridiculed for saying that clearing underbrush and thinning the forests would slow or stop the wildfires,

    The White Mountain Apache nation here in Arizona has maintained its monstrous stand of pines for generations. A wildfire about five years ago burned through the East part of the state and guess what happened. It hit the Apache forest and stopped.

    • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 3:32 pm #

      It is common sense.

      They do it here in Germany too. In fact, German forests have a peculiar look to them because they are so well maintained. Ground and trees with practically no underbrush in most places.

      • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

        Pretty nice countryside in Germany, Nightowl?

        I was wondering if there are small towns surrounded by farmland like we used to have here in southern New England, and still do in a few places.

        Somebody told me, in Germany, you can’t just get a fishing or hunting license, grab your rod or shotgun, and head for the fields and streams, that all sort of special permits are necessary? Is this true ?

        Brh

        • Nightowl January 24, 2020 at 5:12 pm #

          BRH,

          That is true, for the most part, on permits. Things are well-regulated, but not in a bad way. You can fish without one, but you have to throw them back (at least where I am).

          Countryside is quite beautiful in many areas. Most of the Dörfer are surrounded by farmland, so there is always a good mix of nature and townlife.

          Unfortunately I live in NRW, which was Germany’s industrial base during the war. It is mostly flat and there are still a lot of factories, particularly around Essen. But there is also beauty to be found.

          A 30 min. drive has me in the Eifel, which has some smaller mountains and is quite picturesque. Castles and palaces are also quite common, which are still neat for me as an American.

          The most beautiful areas IMO are in the south. Berchtesgaden is incredible and we go every 2 years.

          • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 6:22 pm #

            Nice descriptions, Night owl.

            Thanks for that thoughtful response.

          • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 6:38 pm #

            Let me add, I was surprised to learn not long ago that the brown trout we catch here– stocked from state hatcheries for the most part — were brought over from Germany about 1905. In the 19th century rivers in this part of the country were pretty much dead — lined with tanneries and paper mills, and sewers for industrial waste. Teddy Roosevelt came along, and with Gifford Pinchot (a local guy) cleaned them up ( to make a long story short) Anyway, stocking cleaned up rivers with brown trout from Germany was an experiment — just getting them here is an interesting story in itself. 115 years later I’d say the experiment was successful!

            Brh

          • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 2:22 pm #

            “brown trout”

            BRH,
            An unfortunate name for a fish, or a bit of floating excreta….

            Always makes me cringe when I hear “brown trout”….

          • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

            E,

            Some call them German Trout.

          • Nightowl January 25, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

            Interesting, BRH. Thanks for that.

            I love New England. Had I stayed in the states, I’d have probably moved up there. I am from Upstate NY originally, and we used to vacation in Vermont and New Hampshire.

    • GreenAlba January 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

      JohnAZ

      Nothing wrong with mitigation. Mitigation is vital, since continued worsening of the situation is baked in even if we were to stop burning fossil fuels tomorrow, given the decades-long time lag between CO2 and atmospheric warming. Good forest management is part of mitigation. Not having power lines buried in wildfire areas is inexcusable negligence.

    • newworld January 25, 2020 at 11:50 am #

      The Apaches know what they are doing, got a buddy out in Nebraska, the dry portion of the state. So they had these forest fires raging and in shows up an all Apache hot shot fire fighting team. As my bud said him and the other men of town had to get them Indians out of there, each Apache was taller and better looking than the next. So you keep them Apaches.

  27. stelmosfire January 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

    Captain Trips is in the wind, and I’m not talkin’ about Jerry G.

    • fugeguy January 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm #

      Lotsa references to the stand today.

      No surprise.

  28. KappaJoe January 24, 2020 at 4:10 pm #

    “Or is the impeachment spectacle a different kind of set-up: to make the forthcoming raft of indictments against RussiaGate coupsters look like a mere act of revenge rather than long-delayed justice for a three-year campaign of perfidious sedition by some of the highest officials in the land?”

    Other than the endless schemes to regain power by any means (which would, of course, stop the above dead in its tracks) that’s EXACTLY what’s been going on since DJT won the 2016 election.

  29. tucsonspur January 24, 2020 at 4:11 pm #

    And kudos to you Mr. Kunstler for wading through these abominable impeachment proceedings and presenting a savory synopsis of the Democrats’ sordid solecisms.

    I think that I’d rather call them impearment proceedings, since all of these goings on are only undermining the nation.

    Yes, it’s all very MAD; Mindlessly Assured Diversion, Mindlessly Assured Division, and Mindlessly Assured Discord. But the Democrats aren’t just diddling, they are trying to dismantle and denigrate any positive image of Trump that remains in the minds of his supporters. Chip, chip away. Beware, the Dems are not dead yet, we still have an election coming up, and a terrible, thorny tale of Trump’s taxes may still emerge.

    And what’s coming still lurks in the background:

    Dinocars and Triceratrucks are still guzzling
    From the Black Lagoons
    Gulping them down
    ‘Till the last teaspoon.

    Engines of growth, engines of gloom
    Engines of death, engines of doom
    Taking us to the Tricentennial
    Time of our birth, time of our burial.

  30. JohnAZ January 24, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

    How about this narrative to fit what the Dems are doing right now.

    Listen to Schiff. We have to get rid of Trump now. We cannot wait for the voters in November because Trump will cheat in the election.

    What is this guy up to?

    How about dump Trump, start impeachment against Pence for cooperation with Trump, get Pelosi in as President, then cancel the election in November.

    The coup is a fait Accompli.

    That is where this idea of cheap impeachment is going to lead, uniparty control.

    • benr January 24, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

      Or more likely torches in the medival sense not british sense and modern day pitchforks in the form of ar15’s.

    • Majella January 25, 2020 at 12:26 pm #

      Clinton’s was a the epitome of ‘cheap impeachment’ and blatantly partisan as well. The glaring hypocrisy of the GOP senators who were around at that time is simply risible.

      JohnAZ, your paranoid fantasies are getting out of control

      • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm #

        Are you denying the possibility that what I conjectured could happen. Moot point anyway, this impeachment is about to blow up. I cannot believe how much the defenders are ripping apart the House folks.

        • Majella January 27, 2020 at 11:43 am #

          “The coup is a fait accompli” – that’s not ‘conjecture’, that’s paranoid fantasy.

  31. Pucker January 24, 2020 at 6:01 pm #

    Happy Chinese New Year!

  32. Pucker January 24, 2020 at 6:02 pm #

    I probably should read the Sassle’s book “The Resistance”. I downloaded it sometime ago, but I haven’t gotten around to it. Meanwhile, I want to learn something about Iran since we seem determined to bo..mb that culture. Bo..mb not just military targets, but ancient Persian historical sites. What-the-Fuck?! Weird country…

    None of this impeachment political circus makes sense to me. I mean: They could get Trump for what he’s really done (possible illegal war crimes and Russian anti-Putin Mafia money laundering, and using his position to enrich himself), but they choose not to and to basically make shit up. Weird…. Maybe they’re all Corrupt, so their hands are tied? It’s all obviously theater. The politicians are basically actors who put on a show that they actually oppose each other when in reality it’s an Oligarchical Uni-Party in which the politicians and the Democratic and Republican parties milk-the-system. Hillary recently came out espousing Party Unity to defeat Trump, but only if Bernie Sanders is NOT the nominee. Obama has come out against Bernie. Hell, I may vote for “Ole Bernie”, albeit he may be a fraud? Weird system….

  33. Pucker January 24, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

    Once upon a time, there were 2 unemployed American Baby Boomers on the bus in Cambodia. One bloke was telling the other bloke that he was looking to marry an American woman with a decent job willing to support him as he traveled around alone in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

    It’s like the one group of “Progressives” who want the Millennial Bernie Supporters to “Come Together” (and support some big corrupt candidate sponsored by Billionaires who won’t do a damn thing to help the Millennials) so that they can get some Party job if the Democrats win….. Very one-sided deal….

    It’s all fucked up….

    • Pucker January 24, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

      Presumably, the American Baby Boomer bloke on the bus in Cambodia won’t be telling his future sponsor Wife what their marriage is really all about….

      The Society may be intrinsically pathologically dishonest?

      Poor Prince Harry should have stayed far away from Meghan Markle….

      • RIB January 25, 2020 at 3:24 am #

        Meghan Markle is the Colin Kaepernick of the U.K. and Harry is the poster boy for pussy whippeditis

    • malthuss January 25, 2020 at 9:13 am #

      and women never talk about marrying $?

  34. Pucker January 24, 2020 at 7:16 pm #

    The ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism worshipped the god Ahura Mazda. Zoroastrianism seems to be fundamentally a dualistic religion centering around the endless struggle between Truth/ Light and Darkness/ Deceit. Zoroastrians emphasize the importance of always telling the Truth. No wonder the pathologically dishonest modern Americans want to bo…mb-the-Hell out of ancient Persian historical sites.

    • benr January 24, 2020 at 7:40 pm #

      Bah that is plain silly bombing has nothing to do with Zoroastrians and everything to do with Shiite mullahs, militias and proxy wars.

  35. malthuss January 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm #

    THIS is Hysterically funny,

    Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois. He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, and a member of the Pritzker family which owns the Hyatt hotel chain. He has an estimated personal net worth of $3.4 billion.[1]

    Pritzker was the Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[2] He defeated Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in the general election on November 6, 2018, and took office on January 14, 2019.[3] As governor, he holds more private wealth than any other governor in U.S. history and is the second-wealthiest U.S. politician to have ever held office, after Michael Bloomberg. [talk bout Pri vi lege].

    AND

    “Most people are not fortunate,” he said.

    They must’ve looked far and wide to find a black firefighter making almost $100k with a legitimate gripe.

    And really, only partially legitimate. This dolt parked his car at a private lot. Private. He was issued 77 summonses (?) over a 90 day period? WTF? How do you NOT adjust your behavior to NOT get tickets?

    90 days in the same spot? That doesn’t sound like someone who ‘needs their car for work’.

    That sounds a lot like an idiot.

    And that’s the shining example they chose…

    AND

    https://www.unz.com/sbpdl/make-it-illegal-to-give-blacks-a-ticket-state-of-illinois-reinstates-55000-suspended-licenses-for-unpaid-parking-tickets-because-they-disproportionately-impacted-black-people/#comment-3677917

    • BackRowHeckler January 24, 2020 at 8:17 pm #

      Last week … Murabek Soulamaine, age 19, community member and Muslim, from New Haven, held up a cell phone store with a knife in Milford, roughed up the clerk, got a cellphone, hailed an Uber ride for a getaway, threatened the uber driver with his knife, stole the uber car, then led state police on a 100 mph high speed chase into East Haven. To make a long story short troopers ended up shooting him after they boxed him in finally and he drove toward them. He died at the scene. Now the Community is up in arms. Protests are scheduled; none other than Al Sharpton is making an appearance. I doubt if the protests will evolve into full scale riots as it is pretty cold out right now and it needs to be at least 75°F for riots to break out, usually. The protesters case is pretty weak, but in these sort of events, like we saw at Ferguson, Mo., hard facts don’t seem to matter.

      In other local news, Yale has announced it is cancelling its famous ‘Art History’ courses because Art History is too white. I shit you not CFNers.

      Brh

      • malthuss January 25, 2020 at 9:08 am #

        coon munity?

      • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

        Whites are too White too. Something needs to be done. Maybe forbid them to marry each other?

  36. Pucker January 24, 2020 at 7:49 pm #

    Skanks are disproportionately represented in US female prisons. This may be a civil rights issue? Also, there’s a glass ceiling for Skanks in the corporate world and on Wall Street. Kids whose mothers are Skanks tend to have worse outcomes generally, except for Chelsea Clinton who recently landed a $9 million a year gig as a Director on the Board of Directors of some new IT company.

    • Pucker January 24, 2020 at 7:53 pm #

      Has Jordan Peterson ever addressed the issue of “Skanks”?

  37. Pucker January 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm #

    Do the ancient Hebrew parchment scrolls say that Marriage is a Holy bond between mutually-compatible, potentially gender-fluid individuals? The holy marriage is consummated by the gender-fluid “Husband” strapping on a huge dried horse cock to ride the gender-fluid wife dressed in sheep’s garb?

    • Pucker January 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

      “The Big Sleep”

      I thought that it was “The Big Sheep”….

      My Bad….

    • akmofo January 24, 2020 at 10:18 pm #

      Dildo worship is idol worship. I’d expected you to know that.

      Hebrew marriage is the symbolic and literal reunification of Adam and his rib. A man isn’t a man without his missing part.

      • GreenAlba January 25, 2020 at 6:37 am #

        https://www.healthline.com/health/bone-health/how-many-ribs-do-men-have

        “There’s a commonly held falsehood that men have one less rib than women. This myth may have its roots in the Bible and the creation story about Eve being made from one of Adam’s ribs.

        This myth is exactly that: an unproven, untrue belief. It’s no longer held as fact by religious leaders of any denomination.”

        I can’t believe I’m even responding to this nonsense, but CFN can be a weird place. Some of its mini-epochs are weirder than others, depending on individual footfall.

        • malthuss January 25, 2020 at 9:15 am #

          urban legends [and other types of legends] die hard.
          especially those about AGW.

        • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 10:02 am #

          I’m not in the habit of defending Afmoto. But he never said men had one rib fewer than women.

          You’re inventing things he never wrote to prove him delusional. Is that gas-lighting?

          • GreenAlba January 25, 2020 at 10:29 am #

            No. And nor did I comment on akmofo’s rib counting, since he didn’t mention it.

            Concentrate on the paragraph that’s got the bold bit in it, hm. That’s the important one – er, that’s why it’s got the bold bit (my bold). The first quoted sentence is just by way of an introduction because the question in the source was about the number of ribs, and the explanation of the actual delusion led on from that.

            Sorry I needed to explain that.

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 10:58 am #

            So you refuted an assertion no one in this forum raised? An assertion addressed in some publication no one in this forum cited (except you)? Is that what you’re saying?

          • capt spaulding January 25, 2020 at 11:41 am #

            “the symbolic REUNIFICATION of Adam and his rib. A man isn’t a man without his MISSING PART.

          • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

            @capt spaulding
            My poor attempt at bone humour 😉

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm #

            No one understands the jolly humor of a bone vivant.

          • GreenAlba January 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm #

            hm

            “An assertion addressed in some publication no one in this forum cited (except you)? Is that what you’re saying?”

            No. Let me try again. The first bit is included because without it the second bit would have made no sense to include. Look at the wording. ‘This myth’ refers to para 1, therefore I left it there, for context.

            The point made by akmofo was that the rib story was not just symbolic but LITERAL. That was the point which I was, rather obviously, refuting, while pointing out that no religious leaders of ANY DENOMINATION hold this myth to be anything other than symbolic. That last bit is important. And since the source said it in those words that was the source I used.

            As if such a thing should need to be refuted by sane people. But there we are. As I said, CFN can be weird.

            Am I impeached yet?

          • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 11:28 pm #

            Mrs Green, my view is that every word and syllable in the TaNaKh is the LITERAL TRUTH. Same regards all ancient history which today we call “myth”. These “myths” tell us a truth which most do not understand today, because our environment has changed so much that we no longer even have a reference point to which we can recognize a similarity to the truths of these ancient histories that are now called “myths”.

            But that is changing, because the “heretic” and victim of the modern Vatican inquisition, Immanuel Velikovsky, opened a new universe of understanding for us in the 1950s that is most fantastic. Many are now understanding the errors in modern thinking and the complete revisions that whole sciences will have to undergo to again illuminate ancient truths that were lost to us.

            It’s fine to be a skeptic, but you need to be curious skeptic. Learn what I’ve learned. You will be surprised how much more interesting and spectacular God and our world is.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 8:18 am #

            akmofo

            “Mrs Green, my view is that every word and syllable in the TaNaKh is the LITERAL TRUTH. ”

            I am perfectly aware that is your view. Such is your prerogative. But a little humility might benefit you in the matter. Lots of people think every word in the New Testament is LITERAL TRUTH too, even when it contradicts itself.

            “Same regards all ancient history which today we call “myth”.

            There is ancient history and there is myth. Some myth is true (ancient history), some is merely fantasy, symbolism and story-telling. People interested in literal truth have gone to great lengths to distinguish one from the other, with greater or lesser success.

            “These “myths” tell us a truth…”

            All stories, whether literally true or not, may tell us ‘a truth’.
            This is not even contentious among normal people with a minimum of insight.

            Again, you are welcome to believe Immanuel Velikovsky’s unusual theories if it pleases you, which it clearly does.

            ‘It’s fine to be a skeptic, but…Learn what I have learned’

            Not presumptuous at all. 🙂 But yes, it is indeed fine to be a sceptic, whether a Jewish one, a Christian one, a Muslim one (more power to their elbow, those who dare) or a humanist one.

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 9:07 am #

            The Rock of Horeb: https://youtu.be/0qsfU98pyHc

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 9:24 am #

            You will learn nothing from the mainstream propaganda outlets. They are there to indoctrinate you with ignorance and lies.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

            “You will learn nothing from the mainstream propaganda outlets. They are there to indoctrinate you with ignorance and lies.”

            Why would I look to ‘the mainstream propaganda outlets’ – or any other propaganda outlets – for insights regarding philosophy and religion?

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

            Because these dominate our world and the information we get regards anything and everything. They are so ubiquitous so pervasive that they crowd out anything and everything. Because they are so dominant they set the tone the attitude the emotional and psychological predisposition of what we are made to perceive as relevant truthful serious familiar existent fantastic absurd heretical criminal and so on. We are not talking about just “philosophy and religion”, we we are talking about history cosmology anthropology archeology linguistics etymology sociology economics politics ethics criminology art and so on. We are talking about a worldview a mode of being of knowing of living and existing. We are talking about truth — EMET

            https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Glossary/Word_of_the_Week/Archived/Emet/emet.html

        • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

          GA.

          C’mon. Women have been getting ribbed by men for a million years. And vice versa.

          The Bible is symbolic.

          But an interesting question is, who was the first Cro-Magnon human, a man or a woman. How does a species mutate, through the female or the male? How many different strains of humans are there?

          Adam and Eve were the first in the line of the strain originating in the Mesopotamia region, the direct ancestor of Abram, the fore father of the Hebrews. The Bible is the history of the Hebrew strain.

          • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

            Actually all the Neanderthal genes that humans still carry are on the X chromosome. The human Y chromosome does not have any Neanderthal DNA. So something is going on there? Maybe that means Adam was a Cro-Magnon and Eve was a Neanderthal? They also say that it’s possible we inherited the genes for light skin, hair, and eye colors from Neanderthal ancestors.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 2:56 pm #

            Yes and Schiff and Co are the Melonheads who genocided us when we were Neanderthals. But the Cro Mag savages found the daughters of Men fair, and instead of killing them as ordered, lay with them instead.

          • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:20 pm #

            You’ll have to explain to me who the Melonheads are when you can. If we were Neanderthals and they were not, and they weren’t Cro-Magnons either then who were/are they? Have you ever heard of the Denisovans? They were possibly related to Neanderthals and lived in Siberia. However it looks like they migrated towards Australia and the islands and became the ancestors of the Australian Aborigines and Melanesians.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 7:13 pm #

            SSL: No one knows who they are – except possibly their descendants – and they ain’t talking. An alien race from another world or “just” a different human species?

            In order to emulate these ancient aristocrats, people would bind and distort the skulls of their children. But no matter how spectacular the results, the size of the skull and brain could never be increased by such measures. And the skulls of this race were much larger than ours. Preliminary genetic testing indicates that they weren’t human at all. Or at least of an unknown and far removed strain of humanity.

            https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-world-wide-mysterious-phenomena-of-elongated-skulls_809235.html

            Check out a few of skulls. Mention it to anyone and see the reactions. The more educated, the more in denial. Many of the Pharaohs were of this race. But Egyptologists will say, that was just the design of the headdress or artistic license. But we have the skulls and it was neither of those things, but simple physical reality.

          • GreenAlba January 25, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

            “The Bible is symbolic.”

            Exactly my point, JohnAZ. Akmofo claimed the story was literal. If he hadn’t used the word ‘literal’ (“Hebrew marriage is the symbolic and literal reunification of Adam and his rib.”), I wouldn’t have bothered. I really wish I hadn’t.

            If you wish to believe in Adam and Eve as actual people, that is your prerogative. Likewise talking serpents. 🙂

          • GreenAlba January 25, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

            “Maybe that means Adam was a Cro-Magnon and Eve was a Neanderthal?”

            Oh my god…isn’t that…miscegenation? The horror, the horror…

          • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

            Wow, very interesting and scary! I had heard of skull binding but never that skulls could naturally be that elongated. And yes, Foerster mentions several populations around the world like the Paracas people living in the same time frame. It almost makes me wonder if these people, if that’s what they are, are the Nephilim of the Bible or who the Sumerians called the Annunaki. The Nephilim are referred to in Genesis as the men of old and men of renown. It seems extreme at least in my opinion to bind the skull of your child but the ancients must have really believed that the long heads were like gods and so they wanted their children to have long heads too to be more like gods.

          • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 9:24 pm #

            I think that is insensitive of you Alba. Being a humanitarian I would have thought the disappearance of a race of people would have not been something you would take so lightly. Perhaps that’s why you’re not keen to give much credence to concerns about the Great Replacement. But if the natives being replaced are Brown or Blacks then you are probably full of sympathy. Do you hate vanilla monocultures like Cargill?

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 8:01 am #

            Yet again, SSL. not trying to be mean but you do seem to lack both humour and perspective. What am I taking lightly? What would you possibly know about what I take lightly? I don’t assume that I know everything about you from what you write on here – for a start, it’s CFN-filtered like everyone else’s contributions. It’s not YOU. We don’t know YOU, we just have some hints.

            Well, obviously I take myths about rib-people lightly, or rather I take them for exactly what they are, which is symbolic of the views of the influential of the time. I do have a concern for the idea that people take unproven myths too seriously because people have murdered one another in huge numbers throughout history to prove their myth was better than someone else’s myth.

            But otherwise, where did you see me say anything at all about a disappearing race? I was merely taking the piss out of the miscegenation-horror that thrives about these parts. Normally you don’t like it. But anyway, one minute Eve is Adam’s rib and the next she’s not even the same subspecies of human. And so it goes…

            One of my best friends, a friend since my student days, is Creole, from Mauritius. She married a white Northern Irish man – and found it was odd to suddenly be considered a bit alien among his folks not because she was ‘black’, which was her usual experience, but because she was Catholic. They were all civilised, thankfully, and it’s never been a problem on either score. When they had their children they hoped they’d be a lovely coffee colour, because that would make them half and half (in that symbolic way) but they both turned out white. Why do you folks insist such things in people’s personal lives are any of your business?

            Then you do your Janos-lite follow on. A deliberately but lightly flippant remark about people’s beliefs regarding Adam/Eve/miscegenation becomes a springboard for you to leap into full-blooded paranoia about my views on ‘The Great Replacement’. I find myself considering that this (the GR theory, since mere theory it is) may even illustrate Toktomi’s point about people’s reaction to happenings having more significance than the actual happening (real or assumed).

            And then you continue petulantly with:

            “But if the natives being replaced are Brown or Blacks then you are probably full of sympathy. Do you hate vanilla monocultures like Cargill?”

            I haven’t seen Cargill mention hating monocultures (although I haven’t checked, so…) – from what I recall s/he merely said they appeared to him/her boring and lacking in flavour. I would have to agree that the Britain of the fifties, although my part of it wasn’t unpleasant, could be a nasty, mean, small-minded place, with its signs saying ‘no blacks, dogs or Irish’ and people looking from behind net curtains to see what fun their neighbours might be having that they could disapprove of. And don’t start me on Ireland – there are shops full of books about it in the ‘Misery Memoir’ section. Give me today’s greater openness and generosity any day.

            And don’t presume what makes me ‘full of sympathy’. That’s your projection, nothing more, so keep it to yourself.

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 10:02 am #

            “Likewise talking serpents.”
            ==

            https://biblehub.com/interlinear/genesis/3.htm

            Read it again and again and again. The serpents are talking to you EACH AND EVERY DAY, and you listen to them in complete understanding, for you do exactly what they do.

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:23 am #

            GENESIS 3:

            “So when saw the woman
            that good the tree to eat
            that pleasant it to the eyes
            and desirable the tree is to learn
            then she took of its tree and ate”

            How did the woman know it was good to eat?
            How did she learn this?
            What spoke to her this thing for her to understand and emulate?
            What OPENED HER EYES TO SEE?!

            Understand what you are reading Mrs Green. Understand who you are following and emulating. Understand that by doing so you are in effect emulating the path to death.

            Now to the Hebrew word NACHASH (snake/serpent)
            The world literally mean: SURMISED

            You see, Mrs Green, when you don’t understand Hebrew and you don’t wish to understand Hebrew, you are left with following the seesaw slithered path to SURMISED ignorance and death.

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:27 am #

            then she took of its fruit and ate
            .
            NACHASH
            The word literally means: SURMISED

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:43 am #

            The Hebrew word NACHASH is made of two words:
            NA-CHASH

            NA means move
            CHASHSHSH is the sound of the snake hisssssssinggggg

            NACHASH is also related to the Hebrew word NECHOSHET(copper/brilliance)
            The ancients fashioned Copper metal into brilliant blades of death

          • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm #

            So you lept into the conversation fine, but with no respect for the tone of the conversation. Ghastly! Say what you want but you know that I do have a sense of humor and perspective. You simply don’t agree with it much of the time which is fine too. Expect to be called out. As I do from you. Secular science agrees that there was an Adam and Eve. You can call them what you want. A primordial father and a primordial mother. Even secularist admit that myths contain at least fragments of truth. And my question about vanilla monocultures was rhetorical as I know where you stand. You are pro-miscegenation and yes, ultimately anti-White. Until and unless you call for the diversification of Angola. Lol, I know, dream on.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

            “So you lept (sic) into the conversation fine, but with no respect for the tone of the conversation.”

            Funny! Because you never leap into conversations to rap people’s knuckles according to your hobby horses.

            “You are pro-miscegenation and yes, ultimately anti-White. Until and unless you call for the diversification of Angola. Lol, I know, dream on.”

            There you go again. I am neither pro-miscegenation nor anti-miscegenation. I’m pro people like you minding your own business about other people’s personal lives. I didn’t ‘call for’ my friend to marry someone white, although I presume finding a creole husband would have been a bit of a challenge in Fulham. I’m against people telling Angolans who they should marry as well. To my modest mind, that’s none of anyone’s business.

          • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 9:14 pm #

            Well maybe you should be pro not getting into my business to remind me to not get into other peoples business which really translates to me not having the right to verbalize my opinion at all.

          • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 8:47 am #

            Absolutely not. You have a very healthy record of getting your opinions seen on here. I’m specifically talking about your wish to spout about people’s personal lives as if you had the slightest right to tell people that they should marry according to your world view. I hadn’t even heard of the word miscegenation before I came upon this website – and even when I first frequented it, it wasn’t a subject that obsessed commenters at that time.

            You can spout all your want, but if you presume to tell people who they should marry, expect responses occasionally.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 2:53 pm #

          Do you experience penis envy sometimes or even often? Perhaps that is the missing rib which you projected onto us.

          • sophia January 25, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

            I never experience penis envy. It’s a lovely organ of which I am fond, but have never found men too stingy to share.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 9:50 am #

            One might say some are generous to a fault, sophia. 🙂

  38. akmofo January 24, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

    ?Ev Cochrane: Memories of an “Alien” Sun
    https://youtu.be/OhR5jyqhx4k via @YouTube?

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:34 pm #

      So why did the sun change then? Are you certain the depicted beams are not just the sun’s natural rays?

      • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 10:29 am #

        We have a different Sun today. Our solar system was originally that of Saturn and Jupiter as our Suns. We were later captured by our current Sun. This happened during the Biblical Flood and the time of Noa when Saturn expelled enormous amounts salt water to the Earth as a result of the electric discharge in its interaction with our current sun. That’s why the whole notion of time was different previous to Noa. Methuselah lived 969 years. We didn’t have the current days/nights we have today and the years were different.

        • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

          Hmmm I have never heard of this before. Salt water from Saturn reached the Earth? And Saturn was a Sun! That sounds pretty outlandish on the face of it. You’ll have to give more details. It is interesting.

          • akmofo January 27, 2020 at 12:01 am #

            Ask yourself where did all the Chlorine salt in the seas and oceans come from? It’s not terrestrial, it’s not present in the rocks. So where is it from? These are simple questions, which the Vatican propaganda outlets and science institutions refuse to ask and refuse to answer.

            Google: Velikovsky and electric universe, and you’ll get the details you’re asking for and much more!

          • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 8:50 am #

            Gimme a break, akmofo. The salt in the oceans isn’t a mystery.

            https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/whysalty.html

          • akmofo January 27, 2020 at 9:45 am #

            Salt in the ocean comes from rocks on land
            ==

            That’s a delusional lie. If it was true there’d be no fresh water lakes on the planet and all the rivers would be salty. There is no such Chlorine salt in the soil and the rocks.

            But that’s what happens when you blindly believe the empty SURMISED ignorance of Vatican propaganda. The same Vatican propaganda that’s trying to sell us ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT GLOBAL TYRANNY and SUFFOCATING TAXATION on the back of yet another fraud and war on truth, this time the GLOBAL WARMING climate fraud.

            Where is your intelligence, Mrs Green?
            Where is your skepticism?
            Where is your curiosity?
            When will you and I conversate in Hebrew?
            When will you explain the Torah to your kids and me?

          • akmofo January 27, 2020 at 10:01 am #

            That’s right, Mrs Green, you know what’s important and what’s not. Like I said before, you know what’s relevant truthful serious familiar existent fantastic absurd heretical criminal and so on. You know the apple in The Garden was just fine to eat. You know the Torah is just made up nonsense. You know everything there is to know. Anything that’s important, anyway. You know, because the serpents speak to you everyday and every minute, and you understand the serpents perfectly.

          • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 10:22 am #

            Really, akmofo, get a grip.

            Have a long think about the nature of seas and rivers. And lakes.

            Water flows in AND OUT of lakes, taking minerals and salts with it. Water only flows INTO seas – it never flows out of them.

            If water only flows into a lake and never out of it, it’ll end up salty. Possibly even saltier than the sea. Think Great Salt Lake or the Dead Sea (which is a salt lake).

            I shouldn’t need to explain the river thing then, should I?

            There, that wasn’t hard, was it?

          • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 10:30 am #

            “You know the Torah is just made up nonsense. You know everything there is to know. ”

            Now you’re just being petulant, akmofo, and throwing your straw men at me. ALL of the Bible is a mixture of historical truth, myth, storytelling and propaganda. In my opinion, naturally, just as it isn’t in yours. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain a hefty component of ‘truth’ as in ‘eternal truths’ (in the religious sense for those who are religious, and human for those who are not).

            For one who has limited his curiosity to such a narrow range of sources, based largely on confirmation bias, it ill becomes you to accuse others of a lack of curiosity.

            Unlike you, I don’t feel the need to cast aspersions on your intelligence.

            I am no more or less intelligent now that I don’t believe in God than I was for the decades that I did.

          • akmofo January 27, 2020 at 11:31 am #

            Water flows in AND OUT of lakes, taking minerals and salts with it
            ==

            There are thousands of lakes with no access to the sea. They are fresh water lakes. How come?

            Did anyone do a calculation of how much Sodium Chloride salt there is in the seas and oceans of the world? Did they do a similar calculation of such salt in the soil and rocks? Did they do a similar calculation of such salt in the flow of river waters to the seas and oceans? What is the basis of your assertion that the salt in the seas and oceans is terrestrial? Surely you had this info available to you to make an informed assertion. Right? You do have this info and you did examine it? Surely you are not simply parroting on blind faith this assertion that the Vatican propaganda outlets SURMISED for you? Let’s see that info, Mrs Green. Let’s see them calculations.

          • akmofo January 27, 2020 at 11:40 am #

            For one who has limited his curiosity to such a narrow range of sources, based largely on confirmation bias, it ill becomes you to accuse others of a lack of curiosity
            ==

            My bias against them is born out of long years of experience of being lied to. Being lied to about everything constantly and on purpose by a bunch of professional fakers hacks malicious liars and morons dressed as intellectuals. They have ZERO credibility, all of them without exception. That’s not a straw man, that’s a real fact that should disturb any honest person to their core.

  39. Billy Hill January 24, 2020 at 11:40 pm #

    Peak bathos.

  40. tucsonspur January 25, 2020 at 12:45 am #

    Tough to beat Bogart as Phillip Marlowe in “The Big Sleep”. Dick Powell was a good Marlowe in “Murder, My Sweet”. Robert Mitchum and Robert Montgomery were pretty good also.

    Those earlier private eyes from the forties and fifties had ‘it’ in spades. Hard boiled and usually a move ahead. Tough nuts to crack, better bring a black jack.

    Mitchum in “Farewell, My Lovely”:

    “I was having lunch in a Chinese restaurant when a dark shadow fell across my chop suey”.

    “I sparred with the night clerk for a couple of minutes, but it was like trying to open a sardine can after you broke off the metal lip. There was something about Abraham Lincoln’s picture that loosened him up.”

    “This car sticks out like spats at an Iowa picnic.”

    “She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”

    “I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin.”

    “The wet air was as cold as the ashes of love.”

    “The coffee shop smell was strong enough to build a garage on.”

    Thanks to Raymond Chandler.

    “I like smooth shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin.” Priceless.

    Reminds me of Melanie Griffith’s line in “Working Girl”:

    “I have a head for business and a bod for sin.”

    • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 6:49 am #

      Nick Nolte in ‘Mullholland Falls’ was pretty good.

      • tucsonspur January 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm #

        Nolte was great in that flick, tough as they come. I liked his line to Palminteri, “you carry your own water”.

    • elysianfield January 25, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

      R. Chandler”

      Tucson,
      …she had a body that would make a priest kick out a stained glass window…. (Paraphrased_

      • tucsonspur January 25, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

        Damn that’s good!

        • hmuller January 26, 2020 at 10:14 am #

          “she had a body that would make a priest kick an altar boy out of bed”

  41. Pucker January 25, 2020 at 5:45 am #

    Hippie Baby Boomer names his illegitimate son “Cannabis” as a sign of respect.

  42. BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 7:32 am #

    My God, when is this Impeachment Clown Show going to end? We’ve been hearing the same goddam thing from Adam Schiff for the past 3 years: Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election, is colluding with Ukraine to steal the next election etc. He’s was saying the same thing yesterday in the Senate as he was saying 3 years ago on Rachel Maddow’s program in 2017. How many times can you repeat the same message? At what point do people not take you seriously? Right now the only groups that seems to take this clown show seriously is NPR and NBC, giving it breathless wall to wall coverage, seemingly trying to relive Watergate 50 years ago.

      • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 9:33 am #

        ‘Climate Change’ fanaticism does seem to be a pursuit of well fed elitists, Rip. Look at events at Davos just last week.

        Worrying about the weather 100 years from now when you don’t have to worry about paying your heating bill next month, or groceries this week.

        Sitting around here waiting for the heavy rain to arrive. It’s looking pretty grim out there.

        Brh

        • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

          Jesus Christ

          Do not worry about tomorrow’s problems, today’s problems are enough to worry about.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 9:59 am #

            I guess you chose not to pay into a pension, JohnAZ. 🙂

    • benr January 25, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      The two opening defense people shredded the non case.
      The Democrats look worse now than the fools they are.
      There is actual audio about how they have to impeach him or he will win next election and they can’t trust the American people to make the right decisions.
      You know the decision to allow these corrupt elites to feed at the trough and setup sweet heart deals for the spawn to make millions for doing nothing.

    • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      Until the idiots in the media stop mouthing the Left’s BS, the Dems will just keep it up.

      Until the public stop being intellectual suckers for the corrupt media, it will continue.

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

      And just think about it. Your hard earned tax dollars are going to pay for garbarge barge NPR, and probably NBC too. Hopefully the plug will get pulled on both of em and you can get a little more peace and serenity. Typically a reduction of babbling nitwits is a good idea when seeking peace lol.

  43. Frank January 25, 2020 at 8:23 am #

    Dear James,

    I pray that the Senate will do just that…

    “I doubt they will miss the opportunity to use the time allotted to lay out the story of what actually happened the past three years — ”

    What will happen when they don’t? Which is what I suspect . What happens when everyone is let off of the hook? Boogaloo?

    Frank

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm #

      It will just prove it was a farce to begin with and its time to dispense of it and try to start something new. Or at least, that is one possibility.

  44. benr January 25, 2020 at 10:42 am #

    Democrat impeachment case = lies by omission.

    Their case or lack of it to be honest is now crumbling into dust and they look like the fools they are.

    Next round of impeachments?
    What will they say?
    Trump is being naughty and trolls us back and that proves he is un-presidential!
    Next article is we just don’t like him!
    Had they produced those two crimes at least there would have been a wring of truth in it.

    • benr January 25, 2020 at 11:09 am #

      Having watched this farce play out I can’t understand how the game the Dems are playing is not only illegal but punishable by loss of office, fines and jail time.
      They have after all wasted the time of all Congress, Senate, press, American people and the President himself.
      No due process during the farce carried out in the house for the President.

    • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 11:12 am #

      I’m still concerned about that unexplained skid mark in Trump’s briefs, found by an anonymous whistle-blowing White House laundress, who coincidentally was also a trained CIA agent. Was it caused by spicy Ukrainian food? Who served the Ukrainian food ? Where did it come from? Why was all this tossed in a hamper and covered up?

      Adam Schiff, spokesman for the righteously indignant, plans to sniff out the truth.

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

        No doubt he’ll get to the bottom of it.

  45. volodya January 25, 2020 at 12:20 pm #

    Nancy Pelosi not of sound mind? You don’t say. She’s bat-shit crazy. You just noticed? So is everyone else in that lunatic asylum called the Democratic Party. And not just them. Look, just for starters, at the Party’s assistants and acolytes in the press, on those leafy green campuses, in the environmental movement. There hasn’t been as much collective leave-taking of rational senses since the 1930s when the most literate and educated country in Europe became convinced of the urgent necessity of butchering vast swathes of people in their immediate environs. 

    Yep, so-called “progressives” of all stripes are that nuts in terms of the range and depth of their unhinged thinking, their misperception, inappropriate emoting, unsettled mood and behavioral disorder.  And not just in the USA but in other countries too. A peculiar thing, insanity sweeping the globe, as if it’s contagious, this cognitive coronavirus, a Wuhan Flu of the mind. 

    What about Bernie’s followers? I would credit more of them with having their oars in the water, being more concerned with real issues. But then what of the Davos Class? I’d say that while they’re not as sick as their Democrat errand boys and may not be as ready for a spell in the Hoo Hoo Hotel, they’re on the spectrum. They may be the shot-callers, the apex predators, and may once have chuckled at the outlandish lies being told at their behest, but it looks like they’ve begun to believe their own bullshit. A fatal thing that.  

    The hobbling of the mind manifested itself in the rhetoric around the heavily armed demonstrators in Virginia. Was this hoo-hah about gun rights, or mostly about gun rights or about race or White supremacy? Does it really matter? It doesn’t because the salient point here wasn’t about gun rights or that other stuff. So, then, what WAS the point? The point was the sheer fact of their being heavily armed. That was a LOT of firepower on display, a veritable army. While Nancy and her cohorts play their games, there’s multitudes carrying high-powered armaments. Wakey, wakey…

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

      I think there is much more intentionality and planning behind the moves our betters are making. Though surely they use the assistance of those who are at varying levels of cluelessness, there is I believe at least a core of wicked genius that provides them all with a guiding “light”. I mean it’s as good a theory as any right? I just don’t believe they are all dumb and clueless. That is why the tying together of gun rights and White supremacy is so critically important to them. They want to rid the world of all potential armed resistance and White people.

      • volodya January 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

        What we saw on display in Virginia was a demonstration of armed might.

        There is intentionality, no doubt about that, and a lot of planning too, decades worth, plus voluminous bodies of work in philosophy and economics backing up what they’ve done and what they’re up to now. And they make me laugh.

        Based on what I’ve seen, I think our betters vastly over-estimate themselves. I think their “intellectuals” in the philosophical and political and economic realm are farcical. And I think the organizers of the demonstration and the demonstrators themselves have it over them.

        Why? Because what the folk in Virginia showed our betters is what those same folk know. And what they know is that power comes from the barrel of a gun.

        And all those thousands of demonstrators had guns. Otherwise, why parade all that fire-power? Did that lesson penetrate the pea-brains on high? I doubt it. I haven’t yet seen evidence of it as yet.

        • volodya January 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

          Feh,

          I haven’t yet seen evidence of it as yet ; should read

          I haven’t seen evidence of it as yet

        • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 4:59 pm #

          Bring ’em on! I’m not afraid of Paul Krugman and all his house cats!

        • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:37 pm #

          Excellent then! I hope the Elite overplay their hand and fall into a trap. They deserve it!

  46. SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm #

    If the Chinese Coronavirus is not very serious then why are there allegedly 17 cities outside of Wuhan also on lockdown? If 56 million people are under travel restriction or quarantine it really isn’t sounding like just an ordinary strain of coronavirus. Now there are cases in Europe too. And then coincidentally? Back in October researchers at John Hopkins supposedly predicted that a very lethal strain of coronavirus could spread across the globe and kill 65 million people in just 18 months. The problem being that there are no cures for coronavirus. Or I could be overthinking it?

    • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 1:24 pm #

      Nope!

    • volodya January 25, 2020 at 2:14 pm #

      When the SARS thing blew up they kept on downplaying it. Nothing to worry about, nope, move along.

      And somebody said that the death rate with this coronavirus is about the same as that of the 1918 Spanish Flu. The question in my mind is how contagious this coronavirus is.

      • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm #

        I don’t know, but rest assured, its caused by ‘Global Warming’, and the US, more specifically President Trump, is clearly to blame.

        Brh

        • volodya January 25, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

          Well, then, he should be impeached.

      • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

        @volodya

        2019-nCoV

        It fairly well doesn’t matter “how contagious this coronavirus is”. It matters in this case only how contagious this coronavirus becomes or how contagious the masses believe it is.

        https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/24/dna-sleuths-read-coronavirus-genome-tracing-origins-and-mutations/

        ~toktomi~

        • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:45 pm #

          Why does it matter how contagious the masses believe it is? Changes in behavior patterns which change the patterns of infection? It seems like an overreaction could help prevent the spread of the virus.

          • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm #

            The big wild card and the most important variable in anything societal is the public’s reaction to an event or condition. The resulting behaviors are what matters. For example, the US can cause the death of over three million Vietnamese and it’s a complete non-issue when nobody among the living reacts.

            And so it goes with anything, possible pandemic and all. The exact nature of the infection is mostly irrelevant. How the masses react is the tale. And the public can be made to believe and to react accordingly to those beliefs in any manner imaginable, be it either reality based or bull shit based.

            I think.

            ~toktomi~

          • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm #

            Well humans are social creatures so herd behaviors will happen. But still, it seems actual events and facts are important. But I think you are saying and have said before that we may never know what the actual facts are. So in that case then I can see what you mean as far as perception being the most important factor.

  47. toktomi January 25, 2020 at 3:23 pm #

    Jim cultivates this little public garden of theatre goers for his purposes associated with industrial survival while focusing his serious efforts on his purposes associated with post-industrial survival.

    …just one of my little stories. Tell me I’m wrong.

    ~toktomi~

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:47 pm #

      And why is this important?

      • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm #

        It is important for the exact same reason that you seem to think that it is important to know why this is important.

        It ain’t important; nothing is important in the final analysis.

        I am simply fond of some of my analytical turns of the word and so, I post across multiple sites as part of my ethereal blog.

        Good luck with that pursuit of importance.

        ~toktomi~

  48. Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 3:28 pm #

    https://www.amren.com/news/2020/01/kiss-me-now-you-nazi-refusing-to-date-woke-women-makes-you-dangerous-and-far-right-apparently/

    Will part of our post-camp rehabilitation mean having date such women, both real and tranny? They will become our de facto parole officers, ratting us out over the slightest infraction or thought crime. And if they really like us, we’ll have to marry them since to refuse would be evidence of thought crime. Better not let them like you too much or too little. Just smile wanly and go thru the motions. Hopefully they’ll tired of you….

    • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

      Why you ask? Add that y to tranny and you get tyranny. By denying them your rib, you are killing them! Stop it and get down, cracker.

      • toktomi January 25, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

        You carry on exactly as if there was something here to carry on about.

        I realize that issues like this can be illusive but you need to train your nose to detect a fart in the wind so that you can avoid the theatrics that you seem to be so fond of. But then, logic just might put you out of business all together, eh?

        ~toktomi~

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

      You don’t go into a rage spiral for something you don’t care about. Enough said.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 10:16 pm #

        Define “care”. For example, if a Black suddenly punches me in the face, I “care”. And since that is always a possibility, given the turbulent nature of Blacks, I always “care” about them.

        Is Tranny Tyranny impossible? Given the viciousness of the Elite, nothing is impossible. As I said before, they posted snipers on the roof of a Library I used to use so that a Tranny reading hour could happen.

        • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

          Well this Vicky Spratt lady was so outraged because Laurence Fox said he won’t date woke women. Shouldn’t she be glad since he is a fascist pig as far as she’s concerned? When I said care I just meant that my take is that her outrage seems to indicate a reaction to some deeper issues of rejection and subsequent struggles with possession. I’m probably thinking way too far into it but I’m agreeing with you lol.

  49. Cargill January 25, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

    “The impeachment case against Mr. Trump might mercifully spell the end of the Master Narrative the Democrats have been confabulating since 2016: that Donald Trump invited the wicked Vlad Putin to checkmate Hillary Clinton and thereby crushed the hopes and dreams of those wishing to make Ukraine the 51st state… or something like that.

    “Because according to Mr. Schiff, there is no nation on this planet as dear to the interests of America than darling Ukraine, with its radioactive forests, decrepitating [sic] Soviet infrastructure, and dedication to liberty.”

    I feel very very sorry for James Howard Kunstler.

    Many moons ago (for reasons known only to his therapist perhaps) he began his own Grand Narrative … that the Democratic Party was the source of all evil, and in cahoots with Deep State operatives, had illegally and disgustingly plotted against Trump – from the moment he glided down the golden escalator.

    It’s very hard to understand why he made this massive shift from his former self to this almighty shill for the Administration and the Republican Party, but he has dug himself such an enormous hole that it is totally impossible to climb out of it.

    But at least he has the second-best option of not digging any more – but no – he remains hard at it, with a jackhammer and electric shovel!

    The reality remains that the Trump administration is totally corrupt, and both the Deep State (eg, Muller and the DOJ) are covering him, and will continue to do so.

    America is no better than a tinpot dictatorship – where a corrupt and evil administration has control of virtually all the forces in the land (legal, ideological, and enforcement) – and can essentially do what they like, steal what they like, say rubbish with no consequences, and rig elections and the courts.

    This hasn’t just happened – a totally partisan Supreme Court gifted Bush Junior the presidency because they were in cahoots with Cheney and the rest – but Trump (with some seriously committed enablers) has taken the corruption and untouchability to new levels.

    So while I feel sorry for JHK, and the extent he has to go to to excoriated the Democrats, I actually feel sorry for anyone in the country who believes that there is still a “normal” form of governance going on – that it is the normal sort of politicking between Ds and Rs.

    It absolutely is not – that has gone forever – the Republicans have stacked the courts at all federal levels, all the government departments, engages evil cabinet members, and continues to do the dance with some of the worst dictatorships in the world.

    Elections are rigged, districts are gerrymandered beyond rational belief, voter suppression is huge and is basically unchecked, the Supremes gave a green light to ignore the Voting Rights Act, and also for corporations and SuperPacs to “legally” spend vast sums on their favourite toadies.

    Even the mainstream media (and I include CNN and MSNBC both of which are very conservative really) go along with the fantasy that somehow there is a genuine polity in place and in play, still.

    Meanwhile Jim prattles on about the personal characteristics od Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi – and while I would also be reluctant to invite any of them home for a beer – the House of Reps at the moment is the sole site of resistance to the Trump machine, and as Hilary said – “the vast rightwing conspiracy”.

    Trump is as guilty as hell – his stand-over tactics towards Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky – both illegal and immoral – is clearly established fact. And it is totally impeachable, as it has been proven.

    The Senate (and sadly JHK) can whine and cry and moan about the “process” all they like … because that’s all they have; they can’t argue the facts, so they will deny the American people the right to hear from witnesses, and see documents.

    It is nothing but a dictatorship of the right – anyone who fails to see that might live to regret it. Even if they live a long time – I expect the Republicans are close to having an unassailable iron grip on the country and its wealth

    Even if a wimpy Democrat is elected president in 2020 or 2024, it won’t make much difference. Personally I think the Democratic Party should give up on winning the presidency in 2020, and put all their resources (and best people) into keeping the House, and winning the Senate.

    Sanders, Warren, and the odious Biden are all geriatric duds – why bother with it?

    • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

      This sounds like an LSD trip for a frustrated Liberal. Everything you have said is the opposite of what reality is. The Liberals almost took over this country. Trump stopped it. Our courts remain loaded with liberal judges from the Obama regime. Trump has had some success balancing it out but has a long way to go. GOP is still ineffectual in DC, Trump is the only impediment to the total takeover of the Deep State by the Dems. This country was a whisper away from uniparty control.

      That is why JHK switched gears, he is still a moderate liberal thinker, just fighting back against the worst state of political corruption in US history.

      A very common retort used in this column is

      Prove your statements. You can rant all you want, it is your privilege, but you are not going to change anyone’s opinion by just unsubstantiated blather.

      • Cargill January 25, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

        “The Liberals almost took over this country.”

        Hahaha. This is just so hilarious on so many levels.

        The “Liberals” as you call them have never even been close to taking over the country – probably since the peak days of FDR prior to WWII – and even he was thwarted by a conservative Supreme Court.

        The idea of Trump being the Man in Shining Armour – the White Knight riding in – this is the stuff of dreams.

        Trump is only there because the Republican Party made it possible for a venal, unintelligent, ego-driven, dick-driven crime boss to steal an election. Is collective memory on here so short? Little Junior took the meeting on the Russian dirt!

        The Republicans – and their bosses, the 1% – have taken over the country fully, and they won’t let it go. And all the rubes out there – including your good self I’m afraid – have been conned into a set of beliefs that are wholly against your own interests.

        That is my major puzzlement … just why DO you and others slavishly worship the guy and hate the Democratic Party? It is too easy to just call it a cult that will die when Trump finally goes … there must be something more weird happening.

        He does precisely nothing for you and millions of others out there in the flyovers, and it is worse than nothing. Because of the total fruit-loops and crack-pots who call themselves “Christians”, women everywhere face the possibility of losing their sexual and reproductive rights.

        Government should never ever intrude in the bedroom – but this Republican Party is obsessed by a lot of very creepy “Christians” who want to sniff all the sheets. Blech.

        • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

          I haven’t read so much demented, upside down rubbish since Janet prowled these halls. Perhaps Cargill could do humanity more good fighting brush fires and saving koala’s.

          • beantownbill. January 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm #

            And perhaps Cargill IS Janet, acting as an international poster.

        • sophia January 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm #

          Cargill,

          It is completely obvious who is in control – the dems who have morphed into corporate and neocon enablers. It doesn’t take sleuthing for truth, just see what gets promoted in the news, what gets ignored and slandered.

    • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

      It’s not about Republicans and Democrats. It’s about Patriots and Globalists. You think CNN and MSNBC are “conservative”. I would say “globalist” along with the entire MSM including FOX.

      But I agree America is a tinpot dictatorship heading for Orwellian totalitarianism, thanks to the deep state globalists. Trump will likely prove to be no more than a speed bump on their satanic road to dystopia because he lacked the balls to take them down and save the republic.

      • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

        I’m going to infect you with the Jewish virus Hopetimism. The Vatican Commie superstructure is collapsing not just in the US, but in the UK, Europe, the Middle East including Iran, India, Australia, etc.

        Believe in god. You will be happier, you will be stronger, and you will be unbeatable! Commie Satanists haven’t got a chance against us, and never did!

        • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm #

          Protests EXPLODE Throughout France as Macron’s Support IMPLODES!!!

          https://youtu.be/E32k0VQrDrA

          The nationalist revolt in France is the death of the EU. Same in Italy. Spain. Eastern Europe.

          Commie Germany after Merkel is also in question.

          • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 5:39 pm #

            Yes akmofo, we have the numbers. We are the people. But they have organization, cunning, years of planning, and control over governments, all social institutions, media, banking, money, etc.

            Spartacus had his moment, but the oppressors won in the end. We have no plan, no real leader, no clear public understanding of the situation. Without God’s help, I’d say the odds are against us..

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 8:16 am #

            EYES SHUT WIDE

            https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-1d40b577fdf4d1c737430b25a21f4828

            We know who THEY are, but none of youz have the balls to name who THEY are. I’m the only one here who has named THE VATICAN for who THEY are, their vile history, their Satanic agenda, and their open and hidden MASSIVE conspiracy to enslave the world with lies, purposeful ignorance, and the darkest genocidal wickedness.

      • JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 6:18 pm #

        Yup! Do not give up on Trump yet. Most changes happen on lame duck terms. His hands have been tied since he took office.

      • Cargill January 25, 2020 at 10:29 pm #

        The US is the world’s foremost beneficiary of globalism – since Teddy Roosevelt led the rough Riders, America has been on the front line forcing every resource-rich country in the world to let US corporates pillage all their natural resources, and then making sure markets were open to buy all sorts of American product.

        It still happens every day.

        The fact that millions of US jobs have gone offshore to China, SE Asia, Mexico, and wherever, is definitely not the result of Democratic Party policies or actions.

        It has been caused by greedy corporates, Wall Street, and the neoconservative ideology-makers in the universities and think-tanks – almost to a person Republican Party hacks.

        And when the financial system crashed, not one guilty greedy banker went to jail – most didn’t even get a slap on the wrist or lose a day’s bonus. Obama was powerless – the deep state did indeed step in – but not on the “liberal” side!

        Time to have a good hard look at the Republican Party comrade!

        • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 10:29 am #

          “The fact that millions of US jobs have gone offshore to China, SE Asia, Mexico, and wherever, is definitely not the result of Democratic Party policies or actions.”

          Trump has very definitely made his own generous contribution to the offshoring of jobs from America. Entirely by choice. And with products that are bought by people wealthy enough to be paying American labour prices (even if the prices weren’t artificially ballooned by the organisation, like the $48 wine glasses available elsewhere for $4.99).

          https://qz.com/1483890/how-many-donald-trump-products-are-made-in-the-usa/

          Yep, Trump has used labour in China, Mexico, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Honduras, Germany, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Vietnam, and South Korea.

          I suppose that makes him ‘smart’, like he said he was during the televised debates, for avoiding tax. Do as I say, not as I do. A chancer of the first water. Yawn…

          • Janos Skorenzy January 26, 2020 at 11:04 am #

            So offshoring bad but insourcing good? Don’t export jobs to the world, import the world to the jobs.

            Same thing in the End – utter ruin. The Orcs and Swarthy men overrunning the Shire and feasting in the White Tower of Minas Tirith. The Rats are in the Corn and the Japanese beetles in the heart of the rose. Shame on you.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

            What did I say about insourcing?

            Shame on you, for the usual reasons.

          • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

            I would say well done on deflecting from the point, but it wasn’t very well done, was it?

    • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

      Cargill

      Interesting dissertation.

      Now let’s see an assessment of Australian politics, maybe we here can arrive at a few conclusions like you have with us. I’m always interested what foreigners think about the USA..

      Brh

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 6:59 pm #

      So we are completely ignoring the unanswered questions from our discussion about multiculturalism are we? Clever Koala? Not so much maybe.

      • Cargill January 25, 2020 at 11:13 pm #

        One needs to pick the discussions that you think might have a useful outcome. Multiculturalism is a great social experiment that has worked well – and is working well.

        Sure there are hiccups and a few trouble-spots, but there is no point in letting the perfect be the enemy of the very good. And despite our overwhelming Anglo-Irish start, it has been a nation of immigrants basically forever – at least sine the 1850 gold rushes.

        A good percentage of Aussies have a parent who was born overseas, and a huge number have at least one grandparent who was (two of mine were).

        But I take the point made by someone – we’re talking about a big organised and legal immigration program – nothing like the large number of illegal entries that the US has (although as a percentage of the total population, I don’t think it should be cast as The End of White Rule … as it so often seems to be in some quarters.

        What’s so good about living in a white vanilla society … I look around the pool here (I’m on summer holiday) – and there are people of every colour, quite a few women with Muslim head-dress, and lots of blended families too.

        BTW the children of mix-race parents are some of the best-looking people on the planet – hybrid vigour!

        All part of life’s rich tapestry, it seems to me – better than Podunk Indiana, where everyone has families who’ve been there six generations, and like it just that way …

        • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

          I understand completely. Some build their foundations on bedrock. Others place their foundations on sand. There isn’t anything new under the sun. I wonder why hybrid vigor didn’t save Rome? Being as multicultural and multiracial as it was and all.

          • Cargill January 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

            Three things probably lead to the fall of Rome (and they did last many centuries by the way):

            1. Overpopulation

            2. Stretched and unsustainable food and resource supply chains across a vast imperial territory

            3. And probably lead poisoning – and other diseases that hit the ruling classes

            If you’re saying that mono-cultures are “bedrock” and countries with wide-spectrum immigration (not just white vanilla) are built on “sand”, I think you need to do better than cite the fall of the Roman Empire.

            And look at countries that are essentially mono-cultures and strongly resist immigration (or can’t attract newcomers) – places like Japan are getting older and older, as are many Eastern European countries.

            And many rural areas of Western countries are also de-populating – Spain, France, etc – natural population increase among the vanilla whites isn’t enough to keep the population vibrant, healthy, and growing.

            Why should the the good bedrock punters in Bedrock Indiana worry if a Latino person is elected mayor? Or a person of very mixed genetic heritage? The US is a country of immigrants as well – plus a sizeable African-American population.

          • SoftStarLight January 27, 2020 at 12:39 am #

            China is essentially a monoculture and has existed in one form or another for thousands of years. But I assume you would be more amenable to the idea of a Chinese monoculture. Being that it’s not vanilla white and all.

          • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 8:59 am #

            I would respectfully suggest that China is not a society I’d wish us to emulate. If that’s your example of an admirable monoculture, you can keep it.

            Likewise with the emperor-worshipping Japan of the 1940s, given where their particular delusions led.

  50. JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    Why is it that it seems Trump is always on the defensive fighting off the Deep State? Why are the Deplorables not fighting back? Going after the jerks that have been hounding him since he was elected. Barr is the only guy, it seems, that is battling for Trumps constituency. I hope that his efforts bear fruits and some Deep State bastards go to jail. I also hope that the moderates stop this debacle now and repudiate the Democrats to the point they never try this again. If the system does not punish the Left for the corruption they are so far getting away with, they will just continue to keep pulling the same shenanigans. The intentions of the FF needs to be enforced, that removal takes bipartisan support, ie that the president does criminal activity that crosses the political line.

    The GOP did the same thing to Clinton. It was another sham. Thank goodness the FF intentions have worked to stop the political BS.

    • tucsonspur January 25, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

      Pat Philbin did attack Schiff in Trump’s defense, and said that the Dems’ subpoenas for witnesses and documents had no legal foundation because the House did not vote for impeachment and delegate that authority.

      Scroll down to Philbin’s comments here:

      https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/white-house-lawyer-pat-cipollone-argument-transcript-jan-25-impeachment-trial-statement

      Now on Oct. 31st the House did vote to have an impeachment inquiry.

      On Dec. 19th they voted on the Articles.

      So, is Philbin right? Or is he obfuscating?

    • Cargill January 25, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

      “Why is it that it seems Trump is always on the defensive fighting off the Deep State? ”

      The guy is guilty of myriad crimes (and / or abuse of power) … the real question is why hasn’t this alleged Dem-controlled Deep State laid a glove on him? Because the Deep State is inherently conservative, and so much of it is ruled by the Administration anyway.

      BTW has anyone here heard of the Emolument Clause? LOL.

  51. Pucker January 25, 2020 at 5:16 pm #

    The ancient Persians taught their kids to ride horses, to shoot the bow and arrow, and not to Lie.

    Modern Americans teach their kids shopping, eating, and incessant lying to get some kind of very short term advantage.

    Michael Axworthy
    Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day

    • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 5:43 pm #

      Don’t forget “texting”. Yes, spending hours bent over a phone exchanging meaningless gossip with the other zombie adolescents has historical implications not yet understood.

      • Pucker January 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

        And watching “TV”….

  52. Pucker January 25, 2020 at 5:52 pm #

    The pathological dishonesty of Modern Americans is interesting…the moral ethos seems to be “Empowerment” by any means, any shortcut, anything to win. An extreme manifestation is this trend of Men calling themselves “Transgenders” in order to compete against Women in sports. I saw a fight in which Male “Transgender” and “Professional” boxer, Fallon Fox, beat the helloutuva a female fighter in the ring. It was so pathetic because the hapless female fighter was competent and was able to land punches on the Male Fallon Fox, but her punches lacked power and were largely useless except to score points. In contrast, the Male Fallon Fox’s punches were at least 3 to 5 times more powerful. What was weird is that the fight should have been over very quickly, but it looks like Fallon Fox literally pretended for a while to make it look like a real contest. It was a fake, and the dickless male sports announcer kept referring to Fallon Fox as “She” pretending that he is a woman. The rampant dishonesty in the Society is bizarre. Very Sad….

    • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

      A brief internet search failed to reveal if Fallon Fox ever gave up the male package “she” was born with. Do you know? It seems egregious that a fully male person should make a living beating up women – unless of course it’s Andy Kaufman. Drunken Russian men also do it a lot, but they don’t expect to be paid.

      • Pucker January 25, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

        Who is Andy Kaufman?

      • Pucker January 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm #

        If you beat up a woman in the boxing ring, would you celebrate it with Pride?

        • Pucker January 25, 2020 at 8:13 pm #

          After you beat up the young Woman in the ring, pose before the cameras flexing your big muscles in a bikini thinking that the World is in awe of you.

  53. JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

    Janos

    You will love this one. Jeffrey Toobin of CNN has blasted the Trump defense team for being too White. He thinks it should be diversified like the House managers, women, Hispanics and Black.

    CNN is as insane as its boss.

    • hmuller January 25, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

      And for the closing arguments we will now hear from a small Korean girl trapped in a well. – Love that diversity.

    • SoftStarLight January 25, 2020 at 7:54 pm #

      But like I was trying to tell V. They aren’t insane at all. They know exactly what they are doing. Diversity is code for the replacement. Notice how they tie the need to get rid of Whites to all sorts of issues. Like impeachment of course!

      • KesaAnna January 25, 2020 at 9:36 pm #

        ” They aren’t insane at all. ”

        Witch hunts .

        Alchemy .

        Ptolemaic Astrology .

        Eugenics.

        They don’t hold a candle to this voodoo science , which is all about magically cutting down 50 – year – olds into 5 – year – olds.

        • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 2:15 pm #

          In other words, they might as well be or maybe they are Satanists?

      • Cargill January 26, 2020 at 10:42 pm #

        “The Replacement”

        Your level of vanilla-white paranoia is reaching the stratosphere there, SSL.

        But there again, almost all cultists like to demonise any and all opposition or critics. Can’t handle a reasonable argument, because they don’t know what that is.

        But all good entertainment. And has the Twitterverse come up with some creative conspiracy theories about the crash of Kobe Bryant’s chopper – a #metoo rocket launch maybe?

        • SoftStarLight January 27, 2020 at 12:20 am #

          Cultist? What cult would that be? The Replacement is no paranoia at all. It’s reality. You say its a good thing since you like seeing all the vanilla white places getting filled with immigrants. And you want me to be excited about it too. Or is that just my paranoia going into the stratosphere? I guess my concerns are not valid because I’m vanilla white? Or maybe they are all just conspiracy theories because they don’t match with your expectations?

    • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 10:19 pm #

      Is he friends with Andy Kaufman? Trump deserves the best! – and that means a diverse defense dream team of midgets and freaks of all colors and orientations.

  54. JohnAZ January 25, 2020 at 6:39 pm #

    Fox News just released a video showing Trump telling folks to get rid of Yovanovitch after they informed him she was bad mouthing him inside the State Department and probably in Ukraine.

    So? If anyone, anywhere bad mouthed their boss, they would be fired on the spot. The President is her boss and he can fire her at his own pleasure.

    It is a real indicator of the perceived power of the Deep State that this video has any relevance at all. Do the unelected folks working in the bureaucracy think they have more power than the President?

    Of course they do, that is what this battle is all about!

    • lbs January 25, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

      The journalism community today engages in discourse that has no foundation in reason. It’s like they’ve reverted to some distant ancestor of the human being, one whose intellectual capacity was limited to having sex and clubbing animals.

    • Majella January 26, 2020 at 6:32 am #

      The Parnas video:

      It is, however, a poignant example of how Himself is so willing to believe anything anyone tells him. Parnas was only reporting what ‘other people are saying’ and couldn’t even name Yovanovitch.

      Wouldn’t a RATIONAL response be to ask his aides to investigate the claim, and if found to be true, formally sack her? Yes, that would be rational and considered.

      But what actually happened? Himself’s instantaneous reaction was to order persons unknown to get rid of her, using that especially chilling phrase “take her out”.

      How long before he denies the video as being a deep fake? And once he does, every cult acolyte of His hereabouts will slavishly add that to their repetitive talking points…eh, benr.

      • JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 9:36 am #

        Majella

        Just like everything, one screen shot and you condemn. You have no idea what the context of this incident was. How long Trump had heard rumors about Yovanovitch?

        You cherry pick just like the media. It labels you.

        • Majella January 26, 2020 at 8:02 pm #

          JohnAZ

          That’s a predictable response from a cultist apologist. You’ve seen the transcript of the conversation and likely heard it too. It’s clear this is the first time Himself has heard about Yovanavitch.

          He asks what her name is and even the informant – carrying water third-hand for someone else – says he doesn’t know either.

          Even the ‘low IQ’ like me can figure this out. Why can’t you? Probably be cause it goes against your internalised narrative that your Cult Leader Himself is beyond reproach. It doesn’t matter whether what he does is evil, pernicious or just plain-vanilla loathesome, as far as you’re concerned, he can do no wrong.

          What labels who here, John?

          • capt spaulding January 26, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

            That would be his cognitive dissonance hard at work, Majella, laboring mightily like the little engine that could.

  55. Pucker January 25, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

    What is the biggest Pile of Shit that you’ve ever seen?

    For me, it may have been that time in China when the long distance bus stopped in that village truck stop along the highway and everyone got off the relieve themselves. The concrete outhouse was on a hill on the side of a steep slope with the hole of the crapper over the steep embankment. When you squatted to drop your load you found yourself looking down upon a fifty foot high pile of steaming sloppy shit bespeckled with wads of toilet paper of various hues and grades. That was one helluva a pile of shit!

    But, I think that this Impeachment Shit Show may be an even bigger Pile of Shit?

    • KesaAnna January 25, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

      You , quite possibly , are in the top ten best writers and thinkers I have ever encountered,

      Our genuine liberal , softie , or proverbial whore with a heart of gold , is BackrowHeckler.

      How could one not like Clusterfuck Nation ?

  56. KesaAnna January 25, 2020 at 7:22 pm #

    ” Well, she is European. ”

    I would say , perhaps , that the key factors are that I am mulatto ,

    and the first ten years of my life I lived in East Germany , which I very much liked , yes , even though it was commie atheist , even though the Germans , generally , aren’t the sort of people I would generally like ,

    and then I had to come here , which I did NOT like .

    ? Well , perhaps even a palace may be akin to Hell when it is not your free choice ?

    Anyway , I could then say I was fucked right at the start ….

    … But I don’t think that is really true , so I won’t.

    I would say then that maybe it was that i have never had a natural side , a natural group , an inherited home.

    So I am right from the start a doubting Thomas.

    Right from the start the outsider , always and everywhere.

    Or , I have never been able to bring myself to conform , no matter how popular the notion , if I believe it to be plain stupid , or very much not true.

    Popularity be damned. In my mind at least , if popularity had any substance at all , and if the common run of man had any sense , or any genuine concern for the other , I would still be in Potsdam .

    • akmofo January 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm #

      and the wind cries marry..

      https://youtu.be/C0quCRpWR0Q

      I AM THAT AM I

    • GreenAlba January 26, 2020 at 10:36 am #

      “” Well, she is European. ”

      I would say , perhaps , that the key factors are that I am mulatto ,”

      I think brh was referring to his Spanish wife…

  57. KesaAnna January 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm #

    ” Many moons ago (for reasons known only to his therapist perhaps) he began his own Grand Narrative … that the Democratic Party was the source of all evil, and in cahoots with Deep State operatives, had illegally and disgustingly plotted against Trump – from the moment he glided down the golden escalator. ”

    I would not be so ungenerous ,

    though perhaps he would actually find my words more hurtful ?

    The trouble with American nationalism now , American nationalism of any stripe ,

    is that a good general symbol or logo for it would be a portrait of Robert E. Lee.

    That is , in looking at a portrait of Robert E. Lee , you might as well be looking in a mirror.

    That is , as I understand it , in the particular case of Robert E. Lee , it was that he was cast as a Confederate by others , rather than on his own account.

    That is , when it came down to it , he could go to war for his family , or he could go to war for the folks who make license plates.

    And he could not go to war on his own family.

    Whatever the issues ….

    The issues ?! Gimme a fucking break !

    Whatever the issues , those folks on the moon , err , I mean Wahington D.C. , care no more for you than that pedantic Nazi bureaucrat son of a bitch down at the Department of motor vehicles , and very likely far less.

    Maybe that is a bad example ?

    Certainly though , as I have said ;

    — You may have a republic , and that is always going to be a , “MAYBE “.

    — or you may have an empire. And that IS going to mean in this case a Russia , a China , or a Brazil.

    You may have one , or the other. You CANNOT have both.

    But many , not at all stupid , and certainly not crazy , people cannot or will not see this.

    go figure.

    ” The “Liberals” as you call them have never even been close to taking over the country – ”

    True !

    But then I rarely see anything even faintly resembling ” liberal ” anywhere.

    Gun rights ? Well , really the right concerned is the natural right of self defense and individual autonomy , but there is scarce any of that in the rhetoric.

    The supposed backers of the Second Amendment , like as not , have no trouble with the notion of making it legal that any clown can kill you , because oooohhh , of a felony conviction !

    And let’s all sit here and fucking PRETEND that we don’t know that now the list of felonies has grown to thousands of pages , and included in that class now are Senators and Sheriffs at least , and perhaps , not inconceivable , a president some day.

    As for ” LIBERALS” ?

    HA !

    CLEARLY they don’t trust a waitress with an AK – 47 , and I think that alone gives a general clue as to the real nature of their liberality.

    You know …… way back in 1915 the nature of the Bolshevik Party was such that ,

    well , if you can imagine the sexual fetish or sexual eccentricity , then you can be sure it had its representative in the Bolshevik Party.

    Now fast – forward to 1976 .

    Soviet media generally , whether print , radio , TV or movies , was generally one long , never – ending episode of The Lawrence Welk Show.

    If Lawrence Welk was before your time , or you don’t recall , here you go ;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1LAjZiuoE4

    All of this is to say that I think if anything such as a liberal actually existed ,

    the liberal would first of all know , or surmise ;

    — Half – baked ideas usually turn out to be , indeed , half – baked .

    — Revolutions almost always , that means RARELY EVER Otherwise , turn out in a way no one originally imagined.

    it’s like war ; you may begin a war when you please , but you rarely get to end it as , or when , you wish.

    G. K. Chesterton wrote nearly a hundred years ago , but what he said then is still true ;

    ( paraphrasing ) What is liberal is now called , at best ,conservative.
    Otherwise called reactionary , and always called irrational or naive.

    The rest , whatever they call themselves , are at least spiteful busy-bodies , and not uncommonly plain bloody – minded Nazis.

    Liberals are rather like skirts or dresses now ; You are most likely to see one only on TV.

    • BackRowHeckler January 25, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

      “A waitress wih an AK47”

      I love that image.

      Your friendly waitress at Joe’s Diner with a Kalashnikov strapped across her back.

      Who’s gonna mess with her?

      “You motherf#kkrs best leave a decent tip!”

      Or else

      brh

    • Janos Skorenzy January 25, 2020 at 10:25 pm #

      You’re using Nazi as a pejorative again, Kesa – just like any “liberal”.

      Robert E Lee was an American Nazi and you like him. You’re not making too much sense….. Perhaps if you were in Potsdam!

      Perhaps you’re trying to say what Chief Joseph said: A man who will not defend the grave of his father is no better than a beast. Marse Robert chose the better path indeed.

    • elysianfield January 26, 2020 at 12:34 am #

      “CLEARLY they don’t trust a waitress with an AK – 47 ,”

      Kesa,
      …Again, with this image. Who says “they” don’t trust a waitress with an AK-47? Who are they? Who is the waitress in question.

      Is she hot?

      Any pic’s?

      …Of the Kalashnikov, I mean….

      Consider that the 2nd Amendment does not preclude waitresses from owning weapons…her choice of employment might, however, make them unaffordable….

      Or is the “waitress” a metaphor for the great unwashed? Are “they” an allegory for the shot takers in our society?

      Would the waitress be trusted with an old Mauser?

      Or trusted, perhaps, with an SKS?

      Would the waitress be trusted to wash her hands before leaving the toilet and then serving us our breakfast?

      So many questions.

      • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 8:56 am #

        2019 Sweden

        – 257 bombings
        – 8350 rapes
        – 2291 children robbed
        – 42 people shot dead
        – 40 000 women genitally mutilated
        – Cars set on fire every night
        – Over 60 “no-go zones”

        • JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 9:41 am #

          It is so obvious how well diversity works.

          Any idea of what those stats looked like before the Islamic invasion?

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 10:14 am #

            Their stats were simple:

            100,000,000 vilifications/condemnations of Israel/Zionism and calls for boycotts

            God had a sense of humour. Their karma does not.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 26, 2020 at 11:00 am #

            “God” – in other words, the Rothschilds. Control the Currency and you control the Nation. Sweden fell a long time ago. Now they’re simply being genocided.

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:54 am #

            The Rothschilds made all them Swedish politicians, government workers, police, media, and voters that voted for all this to do what they do. The Rothschilds also made all them hate Jews and Israel. Enjoy the path to death, NACHASH.

    • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

      Sigh! I wish we could have Presidents like Robert E. Lee. That would be a dream.

  58. Janos Skorenzy January 26, 2020 at 12:01 am #

    https://jacobitemag.com/2017/06/14/political-violence-is-a-game-the-right-cant-win/

    Good article on the strengths of the Left. Even the author may not understand completely but he brings up the undeniable fact: Bill Ayers went on from terrorism to being a respected and influential professor – without ever apologizing for anything. Thus in the power of the Liberal’s, “no enemies to the Left” philosophy. In contrast, Eric Rudolf was caught eating out of dumpsters. He’s never going to be professor since everyone disavows him cuz we’re peaceful and shit.

    Get it? The Left are “gentle angry people” but the gentle can always be dropped as needs be. The Right never can and never will because of so called Christianity. Guess which side the Corporations support? The Left. But the Left is against Capitalism! So are the Corporations. But this isn’t the way Marx talked about Communism developing! I know, right? But that’s the way it has developed. Maybe Marx’s philosophy was just a feint, you know the way boxers pretend they’re going to hit you with a left and then actually throw a right? Maybe he was “worker” too – with his own Bosses.

    Old time Christianity allowed for violence. What would Jesus have said? I don’t know – the Gospels aren’t clear about that. We know very little of what He thought about anything. And that sucks. The Muslims write down everything Mohammad said about everything. Why didn’t the Apostles do the same? We do know that He picked up a whip and drove the moneychangers out – a good sign. If He wasn’t averse to violence, who are we to be so? Is the servant greater than the Master?

    • tucsonspur January 26, 2020 at 4:28 am #

      Good article, and good points on centralized and decentralized infrastructure, ‘affinity’ groups, building things and learning from the Left. On Righties: “They tend not to do things in meatspace.”

      Yes, Ayers had the credentials. Experienced terrorist and bomber. We haven’t yet reached domestic violence levels like in the Sixties, except for things like Ruby Ridge, Waco, McVeigh, Kaczinsky and such. But these weren’t inter party episodes, as they were central authority focused for the most part.

      The Right must get ready to handle inter party violence at this frightening level. Hope for the best and you know the rest.

    • JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 9:51 am #

      The Left throughout history is not gentle. Ayers is not gentle, instead of blowing up things himself, he is teaching others to blow up things. Revolutions start with Leftists, and are finished by moderates and the right. It is the definition of liberal, to espouse change. Right now, the battle is joined with the Dems supporting the Deep State current state and Trump trying to change things to pass power back to the people. Who is the Liberal?

    • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

      I disagree respectfully. Revelations makes it clear that Christ is indeed the Warrior King. Upon His return He will destroy His enemies without question and in totality. That was not the purpose however of His initial incarnation. Though some level of violence was mentioned in terms of the encounter with the moneychangers in the temple. The entire measure of the scriptures validates that war and violence are inescapable facts of life, and that there is a such thing as holy or necessary war and violence.

  59. wwg1wga January 26, 2020 at 8:18 am #

    ******************************
    Requiem for the old republic.

    http://www.got-truth.com/docs/Requiem%20for%20the%20old%20republic.pdf

  60. Elrond Hubbard January 26, 2020 at 9:50 am #

    Anyone read JHK’s latest in The American Conservative?

    Why America’s Urban Dreams Went Wrong

    A good old-fashioned rant about bad urbanism, hitting many of his familiar beats. I miss the good old days when fresh new content like this was a regular feature.

    • BackRowHeckler January 26, 2020 at 11:10 am #

      He’ll get back to that kind of content eventually, IMHO, Elrond,

      The political situation here has overwhelmed everybody and everything, JHK included.

      Brh

    • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 2:47 pm #

      I like this and his political commentary as well. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Congress was as concerned with urban planning and infrastructure as it was with impeaching DJT? And yet in these three years they haven’t done much of anything for the people or country. They badly need a refresh of their content. But strangely they don’t seem to be held to account for anything.

  61. JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    It still sounds like a setup. The Dems are not stupid people. I wonder if Pelosi wasn’t working with the RINOs in the Senate to work on other RINOs to get those 67 votes. Seems to me that her sudden zeal to get it going may have been fired up by making a deal. These four Dems in sheep’s clothing gave Kavanaugh fits, under Jeff Flake’s (my worst vote) tutelage. Subtract Flake and substitute Romney.

    Or maybe the Dems are really stupid and just committed the dumbest political move in history.

    I guess we shall see. Romney et al, if they pull shenanigans, will be hopefully asked to leave the party.

    Two RINOs from Arizona were punished, John McCain by being censured by the state GOP, and Flake by being thrown out by a large margin.

    • Majella January 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm #

      “Two RINOs from Arizona were punished, John McCain by being censured by the state GOP, and Flake by being thrown out by a large margin.”

      JohnAZ – what’s this about Flake being ‘thrown out by a large margin’? He withdrew before the primary, didn’t he? S are you referring to pre-primary polling showing that McSally was a shoo-in?

      In any case, the seat went to Sinema, did it not?

  62. Tate January 26, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

    A good compromise would be to change the constitution so no one under the age of 40 who isn’t a veteran could vote. Eligibility for President would be 55 yrs of age. That would reign in the craziness. Even the Green Alba’s could vote eventually but only after menopause.

  63. volodya January 26, 2020 at 3:44 pm #

    It’s exactly like Sophia sez in her reply to Cargill, it doesn’t take a lot of sleuthing. Many things are completely obvious, like who’s in control. Just listen up to who’s giving orders, who’s setting out incentives and disincentives, who’s setting out public agendas, and private agendas for that matter. 

    And even the really oblivious ie those individuals consumed by internet trivia, can see what’s what from what’s promoted by corporate media. And this doesn’t take a lot of energy and effort, you can be as mentally immobile as a moribund fish on a beach. 

    It’s comical really, those people standing up high and mighty and superior, waving about their credentials, telling us about their command of – cough – facts and evidence, are those people showing the greatest immunity to that same reality they pretend to tout. 

    And there’s a huge lot of reality out there, the vast bulk of it right under one’s nose, like the historic efficacy of the idea of e pluribus unum, the real world counter-argument to the multi-culturalism which itself, in the real world as opposed to the world of the academy and the ivory tower, has a record of bloody failure reaching to the moon and back. 

    Again, just pay the slightest attention to what’s happening around the globe. It doesn’t take a lot of effort. And you can observe that media, by its coverage of international events, contradict their own rhetoric of the moral and practical good of multi-culturalism, an agenda that the media and the rest of our betters keep pushing. It’s a joke. To be perfectly explicit, assimilation works. Multi-culturalism doesn’t. 

    As far as the putative benefits of globalism go, the evidence sits in abundance, in the open, in the plain light of day, for those that want to see it. For those that don’t, mainly those in the higher income echelons of society, there’s nothing you can do for them. It’s like that guy said, you can’t make someone understand something if it’s in his interest to not understanding it. 

    But not understanding comes with repercussions. The Brit elite refused to see the destructive consequences of decades of elite-driven policy on their own populace. The result? Brexit. The French upper-crust inflicted damaging agendas on a large segment of the French population. And what happens? The Gilets Jaunes festivities. Many, many examples all over the world.

    In the USA? Globalism wrecked huge swathes of the country and tens of millions of lives. And so you get the Trump win, and it gets worse if people living in wealthy bastions, and even commenters on this site, don’t wake the fuck up. This is just the start.  

  64. volodya January 26, 2020 at 3:46 pm #

    Beantown, I don’t know if Cargill is Janet, or someone else in the employ of a government agency. It’s too hard to know. But there’s a lot of true believers out there, people unshakeably convinced that those organizations and individuals doing them damage are acting for their benefit. Does anyone seriously think that the Democrats give a shit about Black people? Yet Black people vote Democrat. I mean, if Democrats are “progressive” then pork is kosher and I’m Bill Clinton’s uncle. 

    • Majella January 26, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

      Volodya

      Yes, there’s a lot of ‘true believers out there, people unshakeably convinced…’ of their articles of faith. But it sure as hell goes both ways.

      Trumpism has become mainstream, and as a result, we’re all screwed.

      Whether we’re screwed by Himself, who has many times implied he’d like to be ‘President for Life’ in the style of Putin & Xi, or by the terrifying but unidentified & unidentifiable ‘deep state’, really doesn’t matter.

      Still, the underlying fact is that his ‘base’ is stuck at 38 – 40%.

      • JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

        The last poll, yesterday, he was at 47% approval.

        • Majella January 26, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

          Latest Fox Poll:

          “Half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict and remove President Trump from office, according to a new Fox News poll.

          The survey, which was released Sunday and conducted as the Senate impeachment trial began in earnest, found that 50 percent of Americans think the Senate should vote to convict and remove Trump, while 44 percent believe the upper chamber should not vote to remove the president.

          Opinions on impeachment and removal break strongly along partisan lines. Eighty-one percent of Democrats say Trump should be removed from office, while 84 percent of Republicans say he shouldn’t. A majority of independent voters (53 percent) think Trump should be removed, while just 34 percent say he should not. ”

          The Hill

          Real Clear Politics:

          https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

        • Majella January 26, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

          In any case, I was referring to his BASE – ‘The Immovables’.

      • volodya January 26, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

        I think that the antidote for right-wing-nutjob-ism isn’t more nonsense but less nonsense. As far as the paid trolls go, we saw one several years ago.

        But I think there’s some cause for optimism. IMO the Republican Party, in its traditional form, you know, those idiots incessantly quacking about tax cuts and “fixing” entitlements, is on its death bed.

        The thing is I don’t know which direction this goes or what takes its place. There’s a lot of nonsense talk about fascism on the “right” but in my view the main cause for concern is coming from those citadels of enlightenment on the other side of the spectrum.

        That’s not to say there can’t be a lot of nastiness from the “right”. As I said earlier, that was a lot of fire-power on display in Virginia. Better take note of that.

      • BackRowHeckler January 26, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

        The only poll that matters is the one taken next November.

        In any case we have seen how MSM polls are manipulated and have become another form of lying and manipulation.

        CNN presidential poll, Nov. 1, 2016: Clinton 62%, Trump 38%.

        Haha!

        Brh

      • Nightowl January 27, 2020 at 5:38 am #

        You forgot that the President also gets two scoops of ice cream, while his guests only get one.

        This craven dictator. We must Resist.

    • tucsonspur January 26, 2020 at 4:36 pm #

      Lowest unemployment rate ever for blacks, says Trump. I wonder if they like their jobs and how much unemployment disbursements will rise in the near future.

      Hillary got about 600K back in 2016(?) for a speech saying she was down with the black struggle.

      Blacks, like Whites, like Hispanics are props to be moved, pawns to be played.

      • BackRowHeckler January 26, 2020 at 7:36 pm #

        Black guys I work with seem to like President Trump.

        When the subject comes up I never hear them say anything negative about him. They see him as a strongman, an operator, and they like the bling.

        These dudes aren’t particularly political. Some can’t vote because of criminal convictions, a circumstance I think should be changed.

        Brh

        • Majella January 26, 2020 at 8:37 pm #

          “Some can’t vote because of criminal convictions, a circumstance I think should be changed.”

          A ‘liberal’ sentiment, BRH, that I share.

      • tucsonspur January 26, 2020 at 9:55 pm #

        I can see that, Brh. Blacks are learning what the Dems are all about. I think that murderers, rapists and the like forfeit the right to vote, at least initially. It could be restored.

        • BackRowHeckler January 27, 2020 at 4:30 am #

          Oh yeah, TC, some crimes are unforgivable and would preclude any restoration of voting rights, or any other kinds of rights.

  65. tucsonspur January 26, 2020 at 4:19 pm #

    Remember the Dubai poop snake?

    Talk about urban planning.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pQdjwliLMA

    Looks like they put the shit before the horse or the sewers after the shit or the crap before the cart or….jeez, I guess they just crapped out.

  66. Majella January 26, 2020 at 4:23 pm #

    It’s bizarre. Now, hereabouts, if a poster argues the toss with the RWNJ contingent, against the ‘received wisdom’ parroting of GOP/Trump Cult talking points, s/he is accused of being a paid shill and/or a troll.

    I recommend you watch this Vice article, to get a third party view of how political tribalism is tearing at the last remnants of any commonality and social cohesion.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dB_W38mCRM&feature=youtu.be

    • JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

      Trolls dominate the air waves. Just duplicates the MSM. Trolls in 2016 is what supposedly happened when the Russians did to influence the election. My memory of Facebook at the time is that it was about 50-50 for both sides. Majella, it is social media that has changed the game and made such bitter enemies of the two sides. It is easy to call names and make accusations in private, hard in public especially facing the folks you are against. That is why with real due process, the accuser must face the accused.

      • Majella January 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

        You’re right about Social Media, JohnAZ. If you watched that Vice piece, you’ll have seen how anyone with an opinion, cell phone and a youtube account can now claim to be a ‘journalist’, often using the term ‘alternative’ or ‘citizen’ media.

        I’m old-fashioned and still give more credibility to any print journal with some history and that all-important journalistic principle of verifying information and sources – the need for a second, independent substantiation before committing any statement to the record.

        So, while Himself might rail against the use of “unnamed sources”, that’s just how it works. I’m more prepared to accept information from an actual media organization run on journalistic principles than Himself’s usual ploy of disinformation spreading – “people are saying…” or crazies like Alex Jones.

        • Nightowl January 26, 2020 at 5:50 pm #

          You give them credibility because you have no discernment or critical thinking skills.

          • Majella January 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

            Gee, really? You think? Wow…that’s ME told then.

            Thank the stars there’s someone like you out there with all that IQ (you’re probably wasting most of it!) and the ability to see deeply into others and instantaneously diagnose all their issues and yet be selfless enough to share those penetrating insights with such compassion.

            As they say in the Southern States, ‘Bless, you, Nightowl’

          • capt spaulding January 26, 2020 at 9:01 pm #

            Well said, Majella.

          • Nightowl January 27, 2020 at 5:23 am #

            It isn’t about looking deeply into others. It is about the fact that you still have no evidence whatsoever for your nutbar claims and tin-foil specials, and yet you return each week posting the same claims.

            So you are either insane, or an idiot.

            You tell me.

    • tucsonspur January 26, 2020 at 5:16 pm #

      If social media didn’t exist, the two sides wouldn’t be bitter enemies? I guess face to face conversations would work everything out.

      Nothing is bizarre here. It’s a slugfest, a battle between two ideological armies. What ideals will you abide by? I know that I won’t be going by “Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior”, or the wisdom of Emily Post.

      It’s a fight. Here, hold my jacket….

    • SoftStarLight January 26, 2020 at 8:22 pm #

      Meh and whatever. The same treatment has been dished out to the “RWNJ contingent” you refer to. Was is it bizarre when it happened then? Probably not so much.

      • Majella January 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

        Really?

        When were you (or JohnAZ, or hmuller or whoever) labeled a ‘paid shill’?

        Hereabouts, at least, (and I don’t frequent many blog commentaries) such behaviour is pretty much a one-way street, as too the ‘ad hominems’…

  67. JohnAZ January 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm #

    Kobe Bryant, his daughter and 3 others killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

    • tucsonspur January 26, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

      Coyote waits. Coyote always waits.

  68. malthuss January 26, 2020 at 6:57 pm #

    Green Alba, lets talk weather tomorrow. and AGW.

    • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 9:05 am #

      malthuss, let’s not.

  69. messianicdruid January 26, 2020 at 8:12 pm #

    akmofo provokingly stated, “You know your “questions” are dishonest and they been proven dishonest time and again. Your “questions” are designed to propagate lies. Your insistence on this tact is pure Satanism. It’s pure antisemitic provocation.”

    Is it satanic to ask you about the Hebrew bible? Either way:

    “YeHeVeH thy God shall raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me: unto him ye shall hearken; according to all that thou desired of YeHeVeH thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YeHeVeH my God, neither let me see this great fire, that I die not. And YeHeVeH said unto me, They have well said that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”

    Would it be antisemitic to ask a shemite who this prophet “like Moses” is?

    • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 9:53 pm #

      The days of the Prophets are over.
      They were over a long long time ago:

      Ta — Torah —- Teaching
      Na — Nevi’im —- Prophets
      Kh — Ktuvim —- Writings

      We have all become backwards upside down thinking Greeks.
      Even us Hebrews. Even I myself.
      Who knows what will change that.
      We have our Hebrew history.
      We have our Hebrew language.
      We need our Hebrew land back, its Hebrew songs and culture.
      We lost our old Hebrew eyes. We don’t see how we used to see.
      We are not who and how and what we used to be.
      I hope one day we will see our way back from this Greek darkness.

      • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

        Who knows what will change that.
        ==

        The Greek war machines and war machinations that destroyed us, destroyed them, and will destroy all. A tragic end and testament to man’s pride and Satanism.

        • messianicdruid January 26, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

          Rabbi Levi Ben Gershom understood it as referring to the Messiah:

          ” In fact the Messiah is such a prophet as it is stated in the Midrash on the verse, ‘Behold my servant shall prosper…’ Moses by the miracles which he wrought drew but a single nation to the worship of God, but the Messiah will draw ALL Nations to the worship of God.”

          The Messiah will change it.

          • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:35 pm #

            Caesar Christ God is the serpent God and champion of ROME.
            ROME is the antithesis of YeHeVeH and the Hebrews.
            ROME IS THE KILLER OF ALL HUMANITY.

            You can’t imagine how disgustingly ignorant and stupid you come across to me, Druid. You just can’t imagine.

          • messianicdruid January 27, 2020 at 12:03 am #

            Well, I’m asking you, who is/was/will be [ take your pick ] this prophet that would be “like Moses” ?

          • akmofo January 27, 2020 at 12:38 am #

            I don’t know, Druid. The skies are different now. Our world has changed from recognition. Everything is different. I don’t know what or how or when or if it may all be perturbed again. All I know is that we are quickly sliding into civilizational oblivion and death, thanks to ROME and your Caesar Christ God. We are on the dark path to doom and there are very few very few left that understand and care to understand the ancient Hebrews and the message of YeHeVeH.

      • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:02 pm #

        The Hebrew Way of YeHeVeH
        https://youtu.be/rfP6yNbU61A

      • akmofo January 26, 2020 at 11:23 pm #

        The flight to darkness
        https://youtu.be/u570bFvIU2Y

  70. Pucker January 26, 2020 at 8:39 pm #

    Today’s cliche: “Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes it?!”

    Run Bernie, Pete, that White woman who says that she’s a Cherokee like Cher, and Joe Biden up the flagpoles….

    I want to see a showdown between Michael Moore and Joe Biden in which Joe Biden challenges Michael Moore to a contest of pushups and calls Michael Moore a “Fatty”.

    • Majella January 26, 2020 at 8:43 pm #

      You’re a nut, Pucker, but endlessly entertaining…thanks.

      • Pucker January 26, 2020 at 8:51 pm #

        Squirrels like nuts….particularly Macadamia nuts from Hawaii and Australia….

        • Majella January 26, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

          Okay. I’ll amend – you’re a Macadamia, Pucker, probably of the higher quality Queensland variety.

  71. Pucker January 26, 2020 at 8:49 pm #

    Chaz 10 Buttigieg advises people to get some “Quality Time” in, lying back-and-forth, with themselves and their “Gender-fluid” kids and to take every opportunity to remind them of their “Awesomeness”.

    Did I tell you about the Hippie Baby Boomer who named his illegitimate gender-fluid kid “Cannabis” as a sign of respect?

    I read somewhere that the average bloke watches between 5 and 7 hours of TV each day.

    LONDON — The concept of a close-knit family is quickly becoming an antiquated notion. A recent survey of 1,000 British parents found that the average parent spends a mere five hours per week communicating face-to-face with their children.

  72. Pucker January 26, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

    President Bolsonaro of Brazil refers to Glenn Greenwald as a “Donut Burner”.

    Is a “Donut Burner” a Journalist?

    • Pucker January 26, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

      Are Wolf Blitzer, Tom Brokaw, and Christienne Amampour of CNN “Donut Burners”?

      • Majella January 26, 2020 at 9:22 pm #

        I suspect Ms Amanpour would be hard-pressed to ‘burn her donut’…

        • Pucker January 26, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

          Didn’t she burn her donut on assignment in Serejevo in the Balkans?

          • Pucker January 27, 2020 at 12:29 am #

            I recall that Ms. Amanour’s bunker got hit by an RPG and when she was pulled from the rumble she found that her donut was burning.

  73. KesaAnna January 26, 2020 at 9:19 pm #

    ” I think brh was referring to his Spanish wife… ”

    What is this sophomoric , or more like elementary school , Mickey Mouse horse shit ?

    His wife was NEVER mentioned Once , and the quote originates with a post of mine that he proceeds to address twice.

    But never mind this bullshit , what I note here is that one day you’ll complain of me not being nice , and then on another day try to chop me down , even if it means resorting to the ludicrous , when I do try to be nice to somebody.

    Or , maybe , it’s a mere attempt at humor ?

    ” Who are they? ”

    And what’s this ? Suddenly an obviously very bright man can’t fucking read ?

    Or , maybe , it’s another mere attempt at humor ?

    Neither one of you is Robin Williams.

    Good thing too , he was a millionaire who hanged himself with a two dollar piece of rope.

    But that’s ( grossly over – blown , over – hyped , ludicrously deified ) humor for you.

    • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 9:12 am #

      Brh: At least that’s what my wife says about me, in fact, about 20 minutes ago when I was painting out a bathroom and a few drops got on the floor. You couldn’t spot the drops with a microscope but she could with the naked eye, and if you looked hard

      Janos: Newsflash: You’re being emotionally abused. You and most other men? Ok,

      Brh: Well, she is European. What, you think women in Europe don’t bust your b#lls too?

      Get a grip, Kesa.

      • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 9:12 am #

        And it’s nice to see you being nice to people.

        • GreenAlba January 27, 2020 at 9:50 am #

          Not to me, obviously… 🙂

          “Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear
          And the rocks melt wi’ the sun…”

  74. Pucker January 27, 2020 at 12:22 am #

    What is a “Flaming Donut”?

    Isn’t a Donut just bread deep fried in vegetable oil and covered in powdered sugar, chocolate, or coconut? How does one “burn” a donut?

    Congressman Schiff must know?

    • Pucker January 27, 2020 at 12:25 am #

      What do you do if your donut starts to combust?

      Douse it in your cup of coffee?

  75. KesaAnna January 27, 2020 at 2:16 am #

    ” Kill all the lawyers; ”

    As if they weren’t your paymasters Yezhov.

  76. KesaAnna January 27, 2020 at 2:29 am #

    ” When were you (or JohnAZ, or hmuller or whoever) labeled a ‘paid shill’? ”

    It isn’t exactly clear.

    K- Dog used to drag that one out at least twice a week.

    But the greased eel would never name names ,

    and it’s not like there are hundreds of posters here …

    ???

    Seems to me then it’s a reasonably fair assumption for pretty much ANY regular here to surmise that he might have meant them.

    The reason I prefer almost anyone here , like you for example , to that walking cringe.

    That , and I know something of the background of Chows .

    Ever seen a dog fight ? I have. They aren’t fucking pretty.

  77. Pucker January 27, 2020 at 2:35 am #

    Do you smell something burning?

    Smells like burning dough, powdered sugar, and chocolate glaze….

    • Pucker January 27, 2020 at 2:37 am #

      Global Warming is so bad now that the Donuts are burning.

  78. Pucker January 27, 2020 at 2:40 am #

    San Francisco donut factory is on fire.

  79. Pucker January 27, 2020 at 2:42 am #

    Irate fat bloke at the Krispy Kreme:

    “Hey! Who-the-fuck burned by kid’s donut?!”

  80. Pucker January 27, 2020 at 2:57 am #

    Did you hear about the manager at the Krispey Kreme who refused to hire gay blokes because he had heard that gay blokes burn the donut?

    • Pucker January 27, 2020 at 3:13 am #

      Big fat manager at the Krispey Kreme grimacing as he watches like a hawk the new gay hire operating the donut maker machine as it plops rings of fresh dough into the boiling oil. He says:

      “I better not catch you burning any donuts.”

      New gay hire writes it down and calls his Employment Lawyer.

  81. KesaAnna January 27, 2020 at 3:21 am #

    ” Again, with this image. ”

    What , only Communists , Nazis , Atheists , Americans and their Commonwealth “buddies ” are the only ones who get to repeat the same slogans over and over and over ?

  82. KesaAnna January 27, 2020 at 3:35 am #

    ” You’re using Nazi as a pejorative again, Kesa – just like any “liberal”. ”

    I heard , I don’t know if it’s true , someone a year or two ago vandalized the Joan of Arc statue in New Orleans .

    Supposedly they thought it was a Confederate monument.

    I figure I get a free pass on this score.

    Six out of ten Americans can’t tell the difference between an East German Flag and the flag of the Third Reich ,

    and the other four out of ten apparently aren’t interested in honesty and integrity , so they will stand right there and nod their head “yes” when the Neanderthal sticks a pin in Tibet and says , ” That’s where them Nazis come from ! “

    • KesaAnna January 27, 2020 at 3:41 am #

      ” and the other four out of ten apparently aren’t interested in honesty and integrity , so they will stand right there and nod their head “yes” when the Neanderthal sticks a pin in Tibet and says , ” That’s where them Nazis come from ! “

      And that is not entirely a rhetorical flourish. I have experienced in my time educated , intelligent Americans , no question they knew better , play out a like sick pantomime at my expense .

      And not yesterday either. But when I was , like , twelve.

  83. tucsonspur January 27, 2020 at 4:01 am #

    I actually anticipated it being said. No surprise really, it was on CNN or MSNBC. It was said that just like the assassination of JFK, people would always remember where they were and what they were doing the day Kobe died.

    Yeah, hoop shootin’ hero. Ball in a basket, now he’s in a casket and I couldn’t care less. And I don’t give a flyin’ fuck about his hoop heroics. Another wealthy tool of big business, making the rich richer.

    The girl was white:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/kobe-bryants-disturbing-rape-case-the-dna-evidence-the-accusers-story-and-the-half-confession

    • SoftStarLight January 27, 2020 at 9:37 am #

      I agree. Fuck him and his disgusting and pathetic five minutes of horror.

      • tucsonspur January 27, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

        Bravo! Makes me sick, the disgusting adulation of these people.

  84. Pucker January 27, 2020 at 5:44 am #

    Several burned out donuts were seen along the roadside leading into Baghdad.

  85. SpeedyBB January 27, 2020 at 10:35 am #

    Wow, every time I read an astute, perceptive comment like this I go flashing back to Rome around 250AD. The parallels are creepy. Infighting to cover up ineffectiveness. Here in Southeast Asia it is starting to dawn on those running the show (pitifully weak version of Deep State) that those ostensibly in charge of western powers don’t know whether to shit, shine, shave or salute as we used to say in military academy.

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