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There’s perhaps a lot to dislike about Donald J. Trump, US President No. 45. Despite all the grooming and tailoring, there’s little savoir faire there. He tweets not like a mellifluous songbird, but in snorts like a rooting aardvark. His every predilection is an affront to the refined Washington establishment: his dark business history, his beloved ormolu trappings, his Mickey-D cheeseburgers, the mystifying hair-doo.

Even so, the bad faith of his antagonists exceeds even Mr. Trump’s defects and vices. The plot they concocted to get rid of him failed. And, yes, it was a plot, even a coup. And they fucked it up magnificently, leaving a paper trail as wide as Interstate-95. Now all that paper is about to fall over the District of Columbia like radioactive ash, turning many current and former denizens of rogue agencies into the walking dead as they embark on the dismal journey between the grand juries and the federal prisons.

Hence, the desperate rage of the impeachment faction, in direct proportion to their secret shameful knowledge that the entire RussiaGate melodrama was, in fact, a seditious subterfuge between the Hillary Clinton campaign and a great many key figures in government up-to-and-including former president Barack Obama, who could not have failed to be clued-in on all the action. Even before the declassification order, the true narrative of events has been plainly understood: that the US Intel “community” trafficked in fictitious malarkey supplied by Mrs. Clinton to illegally “meddle” in the 2016 election.

Most of the facts are already documented. Only a few details remain to be confirmed: for instance, whether international man-of-mystery and entrapment artist Josef Mifsud was in the employ of the CIA, and/or Britain’s MI6, and/or Mrs. Clinton’s Fusion GPS contractor (or Christopher Steele’s Orbis Business Intelligence company, a subcontractor to both Fusion GPS and the FBI). Questions will now be asked — though not by The New York Times.

The evidence already public indicates that Robert Mueller must have known as early as the date of his appointment (and likely before) that the predicating evidence for his inquiry was false. After all, his soon-to-be lead prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, was informed of that in no uncertain terms by his DOJ colleague, Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, in 2016. Justice may seek to know why Mr. Mueller did not inform the target of his inquiry that this was so. The answer to that may be that Mr. Mueller’s true mission was to disable Mr. Trump as long as possible while setting an obstruction of justice trap — which also failed tactically.

Notice that Mr. Mueller declined to testify before the House Judiciary Committee last week. Chairman Jerrold  Nadler (D-NY) was a fool to invite him. Did he not know that minority members of his committee get to ask questions too?

In an interesting turn of the screw last week, polling showed that a majority of those asked were in favor of investigations into the origin of the RussiaGate story. The FBI, being an agency under the direct supervision of the Attorney General, will be hosed out for sure. The CIA, on the other hand, has a sordid history of acting as a sovereign state within the state — hence the derivation of the Deep State. They are renowned for protecting their own. Remember, the Senate Minority Leader, Mr. Schumer, snidely told the incoming President Trump at the get-go that the Intel community “has six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” I guess we’ll finally get to see about that because the CIA’s former director, the wicked Mr. Brennan, is grand jury bound. I suspect he will not be protected by his former colleagues. His downfall may presage a more thorough cleanup, and perhaps a major reorganization, of this monstrous agency.

The indictment of Julian Assange adds a big wrinkle to these upcoming proceedings. Apart for what it means to First Amendment protection for a free press (no small matter), Mr. Assange is the one person who actually knows who handed over the “hacked” DNC emails to Wikileaks. Perhaps getting the answer to that question is the real reason that the DOJ is throwing the book at him. The trial of Mr. Assange is sure to be a humdinger.

I’m convinced, personally, that all this melodrama will play out against the background of a cratering global economy, tanking financial markets, and epic disruption of the established international order. Consider laying in some supplies.


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  1. malthuss May 24, 2019 at 10:02 am #

    What are the ‘real issues?’

    Bill says that they are NOT race and politics.

    • OccamsBeard May 24, 2019 at 10:37 am #

      The ‘real issues’ stem from the fact that the political and academic elites are clueless about what working class voters’ lives are like. Every time they speak they betray their disconnection from those who determine their fate.

      • gustafus May 25, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

        the left advocates for America’s enemies and the detritus of the 3rd world….I”ve never have figured that out.

        Africans still kill homosexuals. Feminists won’t do well with enough Muslims in the political realm.

        Catholic immigrants have very bad sons, but still are conservative.

        The left is just in a nose dive, thinking they are soaring above the deplorable.s

      • abbybwood May 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

        This recent clip from The Jimmy Dore Show regarding “think tanks” wanting to start a war with Iran illustrates what you are saying, especially when Medea Benjamin jumps onto the stage and gives her own speech:

        youtube.com/watch?v=hOudBT4S4y0

    • Neon Vincent May 24, 2019 at 10:53 am #

      How about the environment and the economy? Since I already mentioned the United Nations report that one million species are threatened with extinction, I’m bringing up the 2019 Environmental Media Association Awards, which “honor film and television productions and individuals that increase public awareness of environmental issues and inspire personal action on these issues.” Squeeky below wrote “popular movies are about costumed super heroes” and one of them, “Aquaman,” is nominated for environmental film of the year, competing against the animated “Isle of Dogs.” Who says fantasy has no redeeming value?

      Also, our host expects “a cratering global economy.” That hasn’t become obvious to most yet, but they are sensing something wrong in retail, at least in the U.S. Just this week, the parent company of Dressbarn announced it was closing all 650 stores. Welcome to the Retail Apocalypse!

      • malthuss May 24, 2019 at 11:01 am #

        our host expects “a cratering global economy.”
        He has been warning of that for about 10-18 years.

        The longer we wait, the worse it will be.

        It was ‘almost’ in 2008.
        11 years on, how crazy things are.

        Welcome to the Retail Apocalypse!–who cares about Costcowalmartamazon?

        • K-Dog May 24, 2019 at 11:59 am #

          As the world loses the inability to produce new wealth because of population pressure, resource depletion and climate change distribution of remaining goodies will follow a Pareto Distribution.

          A demo with a pile of paper clips can demonstrate the math involved but I’m not on a You-Tube video so I can’t do that.

          Think about the dog pack hunting and bringing down a big elk for today’s lunch and dinner.

          If the elk is big it can feed everybody no problem; just like it did in the 1950s and 60’s. But a scrawny elk means alpha dogs still eat well but other dogs get no elk at all. Then when the land stops getting green and brown dead grass feeds no elk, the other dogs become dinner. It is all in the math.

          • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

            That’s a pretty damn good analogy ya got there, K-Pup! Go ahead a take a little bit extra in your dish tonight.

      • K-Dog May 24, 2019 at 11:46 am #

        Ford is reorganizing and telling about 10% of their white-collar dogs to go hunt for themselves!

      • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

        one million species are threatened with extinction – Neon V

        ==============

        Extinction of species is a constant worry on this board but I wonder at what rate do NEW species come into existence. Surely we must be adding new ones all the time.

        • Htruth May 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

          Extinction? Not for the flies! youtu.be/cub7g0bDbUk

        • elysianfield May 24, 2019 at 6:52 pm #

          Q,
          Chernobyl fun fact.

          Wheat seeds that were harvested in fields near the power plant were later planted in soil that was free from radiation. Reports were that the wheat evinced thousands mutations in it’s first generation…and continues to do so at this date…thousands of mutations every generation…

          even after 25 years.

          You can look it up…. “Midnight in Chernobyl” by Adam Higgenbotham, P355

        • Neon Vincent May 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

          The best figure I have is for amphibians, where the 200 species that have gone extinct during the past 500 years have wiped out between 2,000 and 10,000 years of speciation. That gives a range from one new species of frogs every 10 to 50 years. Somehow, I have my doubts there there have been 50 new species of frogs evolving during the past 50 years. Ten I could accept. As for identifying them, I couldn’t do it. I can do it with coywolves/eastern coyotes, which are different critters from either their coyote or wolf ancestors. They also have dog in them, which allows them to be better adapted to city life than either of their ancestors.

      • Exscotticus May 24, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

        >>> I already mentioned the United Nations report that one million species are threatened with extinction

        Not a problem if they’re all parasites.

        >>> Welcome to the Retail Apocalypse!

        But rather unrelated to financial machinations. People prefer to shop online and get products delivered. It’s not a sign of anything but the times we live in. Maybe in the future, everything gets ordered online and then 3D printed in your home…

      • gustafus May 25, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

        the environment and economy cannot sustain 7 billion worthless eaters… and – ahem – most ARE worthless eaters.

        The left does an end run around this truth by advocating abortion. When they really want selective genocide… those who give them shit.

        Black – brown – low IQ? …. WELCOME HOME ….

        white, educated, and pro family? …. they will kill us all if they get the chance

  2. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 24, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    I wonder if America has been so dumbed down that it will be impossible for most of them to even follow the story of what happened? I mean let’s face it – our most popular movies are about costumed super heroes.

    Idiocracy has already arrived, IMHO.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 10:22 am #

      I think the problem is rather that the MSM has been actively aiding the coup and brazenly lying to the public under the auspices of “Accountability Journalism,” a neat little philosophy they invented to feel ok about lying.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 24, 2019 at 10:37 am #

        That too. But maybe it would help if we started portraying Nellie Ohr, and John Brennan, and Hillary, and Comey, and Lynch, etc. in evil super-villain costumes, and Trump and Barr in good super-hero outfits.

        Because let’s face it, half the frigging country can’t follow Hillary to Fusion to Nellie to the FBI to the FISA court. It is way over their heads. Even if the MSM weighed in, which they should, it would probably put more heat to the evil-doers to fess up, than to the American public to get pissed about the whole stinky affair.

        Squeeky Fromm
        GirlReporter

        • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 10:59 am #

          You may be on to something with the costumes.

          • hmuller May 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

            Can they design a costume that won’t make Hillary look fat? Those oven-mitt inspired pants suits are the best they’ve managed so far.

            And to be fair, Trump will also prove a costuming challenge. We don’t want some orange Jabba the Hutt. Where have you gone, Edith Head?

        • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

          That’s OK, lets just lock ’em up and sort it all out later. I’m thinking Gitmo would work nicely, and a 20-30 year gestation period ought to be long enough for the American public to either pull its collective head out of its ass or just throw away the keys altogether and be done with it. Whichever.

          • BornToKillPeace May 24, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

            Let us Imagine Clinton getting volume blasted with Lady Gaga and Puddle of Mudd all day in some crud hole cell. LOL!

            American Taliban (John Walker Lindh) was released this week from the old Federal Pen. I’m sure he was better taken care of for the last 17 years, while certainly having a lot of taxpayer resources thrown in his way.

          • BornToKillPeace May 24, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

            *while having a lot more taxpayer money sent his way than most citizens. The pen he was located in, is in my town. All of you would have enjoyed some of the conversation around the old water tank on the issue. Half my co-workers seem to have family employed there. And most of those family members are veterans..

          • ozone May 25, 2019 at 10:36 am #

            …A town devoid of empathy where half the population are trained to be cold-blooded killers. Sounds like a fun place.

          • BornToKillPeace May 25, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

            Ozone,

            I’m a conspiracy theorist, so I have my complaints with the populace’s opinion(s) on the reality of particular events and situations. Usually I’m the contrarian of the social situation and I have learned to keep most of my opinions to myself, as well as learning over time to have patience for other’s opinions and thoughts.

            How can you label half a town/city you’ve probably never been to non-empathetic?

            Since you carry so much empathy yourself, maybe we should send American Taliban, Dylann Woof, other members of Al Qaeda to live on your block?

          • BornToKillPeace May 25, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

            And no, it is not a fun place. But the surrounding country is beautiful and this is where a good deal of my family resides and they mean more to me than most things I can count on this earth.

            If it personally makes you feel any better, I’ll be residing within a far more liberal town a week from this moment. From my experience though, the liberal residence (lived and worked their before and socially know more people there) is FAR MORE bigoted than my redneck town. Frankly, I’m not very excited of that aspect of my move.

          • ozone May 27, 2019 at 12:19 am #

            BornToKill,
            Just so we might try to relate from some of the same pages, I imagine (in my own cognitive space… that’s where we have to relate *from*), I’m tending toward a ‘conspiricy realist’ perspective. Theory be damned; who benefits?

            I don’t imagine I might be more or less empathetic when the not-so-tolerant come for me and mine. (BornToKillPeace… really? What an uneccesarily provocative handle that is. Havin’ fun with that, are you?)

            John Walker what-the-fuck?
            I’m sure we’d be comfortable with him in our actual neighborhood…. because he probably wants to be *Left TF Alone* at this juncture.
            ….If “fundamentalist” bullshit from any quarter of crapola-land should land in this little mind-your-damn-business-so-we-don’t-have-to place, you can be sure that such silliness will have a very short shelf life.

        • baroto May 28, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

          The Media’s role is understated by 90%. Its everything its the whole narrative 24/7. Without the media they got nothing. The public will absolutely be able to connect the dots if given the chance as many have done so with zero media coverage.

      • abbybwood May 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

        Occasionally I watch Tucker Carlson and the other night he did a montage of the most recent MSDNC/CNN “talking points” the various hosts/guests were trumpeting:

        “Pelosi is getting under Trump’s skin”.

        It appears that a memo is literally being circulated to all these individuals to parrot out and obviously they “think” none of us are paying attention to the propaganda game they are playing.

        Corrupt tools.

    • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      The American people are capable of much better. But mental fitness comes a lot harder when your information environment plies you with the media equivalent of orange soda and Doritos morning, noon and night.

      Re: the fate of Julian Assange, I think there’s room for hope that he won’t face — well, let’s be charitable and call it a “trial” — in the USA. The fact that America is slipping ever further into authoritarianism hasn’t gone completely unnoticed overseas. That, plus the fact that the (likely bogus) sex-assault charges against him in Sweden have been reactivated opens a possible escape hatch. Sweden’s extradition law doesn’t honour requests for what they consider political crimes, and surely that’s how the USA is treating Assange. Should the UK extradite him to Sweden first, rather than the U.S., Sweden may reject extradition for Assange’s inconvenient acts of journalism and pack him off to Russia instead. (They surely won’t want him on their soil any longer than necessary.) It could happen; let’s watch and see.

      Whereas if Assange actually gets extradited to the USA it’s game over for press freedom, as the outcome of any proceeding has been predetermined. The First Amendment will join the Fourth in the dead-letter pile.

      • Hands4u May 24, 2019 at 11:33 am #

        I can’t imagine Russia being much “happier” with Assange unless they were to do away with a Leaker.

      • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        Elrond

        “The fact that America is slipping ever further into authoritarianism hasn’t gone completely unnoticed overseas.

        That’s true to some extent, but I feel, unhappily, that the poodle across the pond is getting its shampoo and blow dry as we speak, as it waits to be invited to the big dogs’ park.

        You know my feelings about Brexit being a set up for and by the Atlanticists. Last night the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, erstwhile hated Health Secretary (with links to American healthcare giants) and descendant of William the Bastard, no less – a fact my husband swears was in his Wikipedia entry then judiciously removed – said that Theresa May would still be PM to greet Donald Trump in 11 days time (must be 10 now) and added, entirely unsolicited, that ‘The UK stands completely with the United States’ or words exceedingly close to that.

        He was probably referring to Iran, whom he has warned not to underestimate the US (suck, suck…), but I think you’ll find it will mean other things too.

        Although the UK government did say they wouldn’t extradite Assange to any country with a death penalty, as far as I remember – but I think that could be easily swept under the carpet with ‘full assurances have been received from the American government etc. etc.’)

        I’d put my faith more in the Swedes, to be honest.

        But Jeremy Hunt (I need hardly mention his nickname) is a contender for the premiership, although that is more likely – horrifically – to go to our blond buffoon. While there is a large ‘anyone but Boris’ faction in the parliamentary Tory party, the membership in the shires just love the adorable little rascal and think he’ll keep Corbyn away from Downing Street.

        Now, Boris is a liar and a cheat of the first water. So if you’d like to trust him to put principle above career and US er…contacts, be my guest. I don’t think Boris would recognise a principle if it whacked him in his peripatetic genitalia (he’s attached to them when they wander…) and I wouldn’t want to be Julian Assange relying on Boris after the demolition job he did on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who’s an actual British citizen.

        theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/06/boris-johnson-mistake-could-harm-case-for-nazanin-zaghari-ratcl…

        The UK is going to be up shit creek economically after Brexit and is relying on a trade deal with the US as ‘the biggie’. Trump knows that and that desperation will be leveraged way beyond opening the doors to the NHS.

        Or maybe I’m just paranoid.

        • Majella May 26, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

          I find this short clip by the Brexit resistance group to be most informative. It highlights the real, underlying reasons that the likes of Farage & Rees-Mogg want a no-deal Brexit. It’s apparent that they’re just shameless shills for the international elite, and in Rees-Mogg’s case, at least, a member to boot.

          Then there’s Britain’s answer to DJT – Big Boris Johnson. What a fool, a useful idiot.

          http://helpsave democracy.com/brexit

          youtube.com/watch?v=_HDFegpX5gI )

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        So the Swedes are the good guys? Wrong – they started this campaign to destroy Assange. And much of the social justice experimentation that comes over here is rolled out in Sweden. They fell to the Darkness generations ago.

        But you think they’re a free country, right? Even as their archeologists destroy any and all new Viking relics that are found, committed to destroying their own cultural heritage.

        • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

          I didn’t say the Swedes were the good guys. I merely hope they won’t send Assange on to the US if he’s extradited to Sweden.

          But I’m emphasising that I don’t trust the British government not to extradite him straight to the US. Maybe I’m wrong.

          • gustafus May 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

            the “Swedes” are not a country of impotent men and bull dyke feminists….. who for what ever reason – advocate for Muslims who would kill em all.

            STUPID bull dyke feminists run Sweden

          • GreenAlba May 25, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

            Oh dear, who pissed on your cornflakes this morning?

      • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

        GreenAlba: I heard the news today, oh boy. Ms. May’s credibility never recovered from the snap election, did it? From that point, it seems she had just enough wherewithal to steer the out-of-control ship of state from one moment to the next — with no larger plan, and no confidence from any quarter in her ability to reach any destination in particular.

        Mr. Johnson, on the other hand, never had any credibility to begin with; only boundless ambition and opportunism, yet I agree he’s in with the best chance. Just look at the current occupant of the Oval Office and ask yourself how effective ‘Anyone But X’ is as a political strategy.

        I console myself with the image of Nigel Farage cowering on a bus, unwilling to go outside because he’s surrounded by protesters with milkshakes and a gleam in their eye.

        • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

          Haha…Farage is pathetic despite his bluster.

          He was led away covered in milk shake, looking like big girl’s blouse (not that I approve of milk shake politics!). The eternally hapless Ed Milliband had an egg thrown at him and he just smiled, took his jacket off and proceeded in his shirt.

          youtube.com/watch?v=A-FfVshrIcY

          Ed was a good egg and meant well – just wasn’t cut out for the ship of state. And they’ll even destroy you for a nasal speech impediment and a wonky nose while elsewhere pussy grabbers get kudos from their crowd for boasting about their pussy grabbing.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

            And now, as one UK observer put it:

            twitter.com/helenzaltzman/status/1131877745246425089?s=21

            Not quoted here because, well, you’ll see.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

            By ‘eck, as they say in Yorkshire, that’s some headline!

            It’s an easy mistake to make, though, with Jeremy. Poor James Naughtie (pronounced Scottish fashion, not ‘naughty’, although that might seem appropriate!) never lived this down.

            Poor man, trying not to laugh – it’s a classic.

            youtube.com/watch?v=YS5mVoqJpUk

          • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

            Excellent, GreenAlba! The following is a few weeks old by now, but I only just came across it:

            youtu.be/Ylfto5YnOww

            She just keeps dunking on him, and he just keeps letting her.

          • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

            And they’ll even destroy you for a nasal speech impediment and a wonky nose – GA

            ===========

            Good! I’m all for it.

            This may sound mean-spirited but I find any kind of noticeable impediment so distracting that I could never vote for such a person (i.e. IF I voted, which I don’t). Take, for example, Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. He has various facial ticks. I can barely look at him when he appears on TV. I want to tell him to “please stop doing THAT” even though I know he can’t.

            There have been many female contestants on Jeopardy with severe cases of vocal fry and/or up-talk (some men as well) that drive me so wild I want to throw a brick through the screen. And then there’s the flaming effeminate gay voice of a Truman Capote.

            There’s a former member of the NY Federal reserve (Frederick somebody or other) who says prolly for probably and prahlem for problem. I have gone to the trouble of finding a valid email address to contact him and have written him several times about this prolly/prahlem bullshit. Naturally, he never responds.

            My b-i-l, Peter says Santa comes down the Chimley on Christmas Eve. I have informed him the word is ‘Chimney’ and asked him “where do you get chimley?” He says “that’s how we pronounced it where I grew up.” I said “no, not true.” I knew your parents for 40 years and I’m married to your sister for 45 years……. nobody says “chimley!”

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

            How about Susan Collins of Maine? The Jewish lisp to a hideous degree. Barbara WaWa is another.

          • GreenAlba May 25, 2019 at 7:28 am #

            Haha, that’s brilliant Elrond. What a numpty!

            He needs his mum to help him out.

            ‘Patriot’ {chortle}

            I liked the bit at the end of the Jeremy Hunt clip where the other guy says ‘for this reason making Jeremy Hunt Culture Secretary was reckless in the extreme’. Very Radio 4!

      • Exscotticus May 24, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

        >>> The fact that America is slipping ever further into authoritarianism hasn’t gone completely unnoticed overseas.

        Is Canada or Europe or Asia or the Middle East experiencing some freedom-loving Renaissance I’m not aware of? You can’t even state facts in these places without risking fines and imprisonment. And own firearms for self defense? Forgettaboutit. Your duty is to be a victim.

        Authoritarianism? That would be Obama demanding everyone purchase a for-profit service regardless of individual circumstances. That would be Deep Staters undermining a democratic election. That would be censorship by liberal social media and universities across the land.

        • Ricechex May 24, 2019 at 9:15 pm #

          That is hilarious Q. I am always annoyed by the same things. What about people that say “punkin pie” instead of “pumpkin pie.” Heard that alot in the midwest growing up.

          • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 10:18 pm #

            What about people that say “punkin pie” – Ricechex

            =============

            Yes, my late mother-in-law always said punkin and I would always gently correct her. But it was in vain. She didn’t seem to get what I was talking about… it was so firmly ingrained.

      • abbybwood May 25, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

        Former whistleblower tells R.T. that there is NO CHANCE Assange can get a fair trial in the Virginia jurisdiction where he would be taken:

        rt.com/usa/456274-kiriakou-assange-arrest-trial/

  3. Pucker May 24, 2019 at 10:09 am #

    Don’t you just hate it when these Assholes say things like?: That’s not who we are.” Or, “They don’t know what they’re voting for (Brexit).”

    “This long tradition of a more ‘elitist’ conception of democracy has, for many decades now, created room for populists who promise to speak on behalf of people who have been neglected, even held in contempt, by increasingly distant and technocratic political and economic elites. In recent years this tension has been compounded by a growing disconnect between the rulers and the ruled. Across the West, liberal democracies are increasingly dominated by highly educated and liberal elites whose backgrounds and outlook differ fundamentally from those of the average citizen, a development that has been exacerbated by the rise of a new ‘governance elite’, connected through informal and formal networks that cut across elected national governments. Linked to this has been the growth of ‘politically correct’ agendas, driven by degree-holding liberals and the young, which are especially focused on identity issues. These points lead to our overarching argument that national populism partly reflects a deep-rooted distrust of elites that can be traced back over decades and is now mirrored in a rising tide of public discontent with the current political settlement. It is not true that people are giving up on democracy. Large majorities remain supportive of democracy as a system of governing their societies. But many do have strong concerns about how their democracies are functioning and are receptive to a different, ‘direct’ concept of democracy. Large numbers no longer believe that ‘people like them’ have a voice and they reject the idea that their elected representatives share their concerns about new issues that have risen up the agenda. This distrust has accelerated in recent years and will remain evident for many years to come.”

    Roger Eatwell
    National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

      Nancy Pelosi was over in Derry the day the young reporter was killed.
      She seems to believe her opinion on Brexit matters.

      • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

        *Arron* Banks

        • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

          Sorry that was meant to go below my comment below.

    • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

      ““This long tradition of a more ‘elitist’ conception of democracy has, for many decades now, created room for populists who promise to speak on behalf of people who have been neglected, even held in contempt, by increasingly distant and technocratic political and economic elites. In recent years this tension has been compounded by a growing disconnect between the rulers and the ruled. “

      All true. Sadly it will be exactly the same in the UK after Brexit. Except there will be less money so the neglected will be even more neglected. And employment rights will be up for grabs, along with environmental protections.

      I’ve voted for the neglected all my life, but Scotland having gone nationalist means Tory government in England for the duration. The idea that they’ll ever care about the neglected is a joke.

      UKIP did massively well in previous European elections but were wiped out as an irrelevance in the UK parliamentary elections. The Brexit party is a one-trick pony and will probably go the same way. Farage’s only expressed policy, other than Brexit, is to replace the NHS with an insurance system (like yours, what a surprise). The neglected aren’t going to take kindly to that.

      Don’t forget Farage has tried multiple times to be elected to Parliament and has failed every time. UKIP were a joke – even Farage dumped them and has been distancing himself from them ever since since.

      Still we have the investigation into Arran Banks’ dodgy funding of both the Leave campaign and Farage’s elite lifestyle (while he said he was skint) to look forward to, so it’s not all bad, even though we have Farage’s pension to pay for the duration for sitting in the EU parliament for years doing sod all of any use – he couldn’t even be bothered attending the fisheries meetings to defend the rights of British fishermen. But then he was an ex-public school commodities broker, so what would he know or care about fisheries?

      • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

        He found the time to make expenditure claims for…ahem…work allegedly done by both his wife and his mistress, though.

        It’s a hard life working for British sovereignty in the gastronomic capital of Europe with every beer you could ever hope for.

        tenor.com/view/our-nigel-ukip-farage-master-gif-8397195

    • Majella May 26, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

      youtube.com/watch?v=_HDFegpX5gI

      • Q. Shtik May 26, 2019 at 10:19 pm #

        Did anyone notice that the person who voiced this video pronounced Singapore as Sing a PORE about 4 times and SING a pore about 3 times. Can anyone (such as GreenAlba) explain why? Where I live it would be SING a pore every time.

  4. Pucker May 24, 2019 at 10:11 am #

    Theresa May has resigned, drowned in a tidal wave of National Populism. Now it’s the American Deplorables turn…..

    “‘National populism’ is the better shorthand form of reference. While we must not ignore the possibility that leaders and parties hide their true beliefs from voters, there is no question that their agenda is ultimately a populist one and that even their strong emphasis on immigration and ethnic change has to be understood in this light. As we will see, the intense anxieties that national-populist voters express about how their nations are changing are both real and legitimate. They are not simply by-products of other forces. But these worries also encompass a host of concerns about the cosmopolitan and uncaring elites who allowed immigrants and other minorities into their country in the first place, as well as broader feelings of social and cultural loss which are also partly linked to ethnic change. By putting the emphasis more on populism, we highlight the way in which people want to be heard, rather than ignored or treated with contempt.“

    Roger Eatwell
    National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

      Mark Steyn: The ultimate bad faith politician; a fake conservative from a fake conservative party whose agenda was to subvert the will of the people.

      • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

        If Parliament had passed the exit bill that she negotiated with the EU, we’d have been out months ago. What was it you specifically didn’t like about the exit bill?

        • Exscotticus May 24, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

          >>> If Parliament had passed the exit bill that she negotiated with the EU, we’d have been out months ago.

          If by “out” you mean an arrangement that largely left the status quo intact, but with a loss of representation. For example, the UK would still have had to follow EU customs rules for YEARS.

          Your idea of “out” is a balcony view with no real change of venue.

          It is better this way. Truly regain autonomy first, then negotiate as a free and sovereign entity.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

            The exit deal offered a complete end to free movement which was allegedly the absolute primary concern of the most enthusiastic Brexiters. Even lots of Brexit voters during the campaign were happy to stay in the customs union.

            “It is better this way.”

            Not for the people who are going to lose their jobs and homes. Yes for ideologues and wealthy Brexit leaders with investment banks.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

            And not for the Irish, who are going to take a huge hit to their economy, in addition to the border issues. One journalist dead in the north already and we’re not even out, but the ‘Real/New/Shiny IRA’ or whatever the latest dregs are calling themselves are primed and ready to go.

            And not for those of us who don’t want to see the UK break up, which it very well could following a no-deal.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm #

            Yeah we’re sick of these kind of Sonia Bolognas. As Jesu cried out to Jezebel’s servants on the balcony, Will you not throw her down? They did throw her down.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

            A cultural reference too far for me, I’m afraid, and probably not worth looking up. If you had a response worth making you’d make it.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

            Sonia Bologna, I mean, not Jezebel.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

            And nobody gives a toss what you’re sick of. It’s not about you, believe it or not.

          • Exscotticus May 24, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

            >>> The exit deal offered a complete end to free movement

            What you’re referring to is a phrase Theresa May added to the non-legally-binding first page of her political declaration, in order to get support from the Brexiters. Key term: non-legally-binding.

            And it’s worth pointing out that “freedom of movement” was part of the EU’s political declaration. So they what? Agreed to disagree?

            Full control of borders and immigration would have happened gradually (years), and subject to an EU judiciary.

          • GreenAlba May 25, 2019 at 5:22 am #

            Exscotticus

            Free movement was agreed to end at the end of 2020. That’s next year. Given this process has taken two years to thrash out, that’s not that unreasonable. Businesses need to make plans, even small businesses and not behemoths. And the NHS, which has haemorrhaged doctors that take 10 years to train, and nurses.

            But at this stage I’m fine with going for chaos. People who are established residents in all 28 countries not knowing what’s going to happen to them and their children isn’t a problem. Nor Ireland where neither side voted for this. Let’s just do it.

  5. Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 10:16 am #

    Good point about Assange. It would fit with Trump’s tactics to date. He’s not an authoritarian monster, and he knows very well that Assange provided invaluable information and is likely the key link to laying waste to the claims about the server.

    Trumpi is the same guy who declassed part of the Kennedy files and has publically commented on everything from the oddities around 9/11 to bizarre details in Obama’s history. He’s no enemy of Assange.

    • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 10:19 am #

      I almost forgot: let us not forget about the talk of Comey nixing an immunity deal between Trump and Assange.

      thehill.com/opinion/white-house/394036-How-Comey-intervened-to-kill-Wikileaks-immunity-deal

    • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2019 at 10:40 am #

      He’s no friend of Assange either. Trump is a creature of unmitigated ego who knows no loyalty except the loyalty he demands from others (probably his immediate family is an exception). He’s also too disorganized to be a true authoritarian monster, but an authoritarian he is. Neither principle nor gratitude will prompt him to lift a finger to help Assange.

      • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        This description has little to no connection to the Trump I have been watching, nor to his history.

        He’s a free thinker as far as I can tell, and my instincts and ability to discern nonsense from truth has helped me figure out where this would go long before it got there.

        The tidbit about Comey makes perfect sense in this world of logic. Not so much if you believe Trump is Hitler 2.0.

        • Elrond Hubbard May 24, 2019 at 11:55 am #

          Congratulations on your instincts and ability to discern nonsense from truth. Meanwhile, I didn’t say Trump is Hitler 2.0. Hitler, after all, was organized and had a plan. The Trump I have been watching is a creature of pure instinct.

          Re: that Comey link, the article refers twice to the ‘Trump administration’, but never to Donald Trump himself, and there’s no indication that the negotiations went as high as POTUS.

          The sequence of events, per the article:

          – Adam Waldman, representing Assange, reached out to a Justice official named Ohr.
          – Ohr consulted ‘his chain of command and the intelligence community’ (no indication that this went outside the Justice department/ intelligence agencies, or that it reached Trump).
          – Justice assigned their own David Laufman to lead the negotiations. (No Trump involvement.)
          – At some point, Waldman reached out to Senator Mark Warner, vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee (not Trump or the Oval Office).
          – Talks carried on even after Assange released 8,000 pages of CIA documents.
          – Talks went as far as a proffer of limited immunity and safe passage, in exchange for a ‘Queen for a day’ meeting in which, among other things, Assange would discuss technical evidence re: the Democratic Party leaks.
          – (This may refer to something like time stamps or other data establishing whether the leak was internal, via e.g. a thumb drive, versus being a remote hack by e.g. Russians over the Internet.)
          – The article describes confidence growing ‘inside Justice and the intelligence community’ (still no Trump).
          – However, Sen. Warner by this time head reached out to Comey (not Trump).
          – Warner relayed from Comey that Waldman was to stand down and negotiations would not proceed.
          – Also involved, while negotiations were going on, was Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, as well as FBI counterintelligence. The question of why the FBI played a part during negotiations but its director sent a different message via the Senate is unanswered. No Trump.
          – Apparently stung by the end of negotiations, Assange/Wikileaks releases additional information without any of the redactions that were the subject of negotiations. CIA director Mike Pompeo denounces Assange. No involvement from or mention of Trump.

          That’s a long walk to a succinct conclusion: when you suggest Trump is an ally of and/or loyal to Assange, you’re giving credit to Trump that isn’t supported by evidence. Trump will do whatever pleases Trump from one minute to the next. Seriously, this is the guy who now ‘wants to talk with Iran‘, which wouldn’t be necessary if he hadn’t thrown out the deal that was already in place and which Iran was following.

          What do you think of my ability to discern nonsense from truth?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

            Not much since your truth is nonsense for the most part. You may be alright in the above of course.

          • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

            Given your predictions and statements of “fact” to date, not much.

      • Exscotticus May 24, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

        >>> Trump is a creature of unmitigated ego who knows no loyalty

        Trump’s kept more campaign promises than any other president in recent memory. That includes liberals and conservatives alike. He seems to be exceptionally loyal to his constituency, and that’s really the only loyalty that matters. As for his staff—everyone who serves a President does so at the President’s leisure.

        • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

          at the President’s leisure. – Exs

          ===========

          I believe that last word s/b pleasure

          I wonder if my saying this will cause the thin ice I’ve been skating on to crack. Let’s hope not.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

      He shouldn’t be his enemy, but he is. No doubt taking orders from Jared’s Dad and the Gang. Jared himself is just his “handler”.

    • Majella May 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

      “Trumpi is the same guy who …has publically commented on everything from the oddities around 9/11 to bizarre details in Obama’s history.”

      When we he declassify any information about 9/11? Soon, I hope, if there’s any ‘there’ there…

  6. 100th Avatar May 24, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    We’ve read the descriptions of Trump a thousand times.
    But what of Barr?

    I find some cinematic charisma in him. Or at least his no-nonsense demeanor is reflected in his mien. Expressions to eyeglass frames.
    A 2019 Atticus. Not as fit as the Hollywood golden age, but eye catching nevertheless.

    From pronouncements on the investigation to federal judge injunctions. This benign chubby fellow with cute glasses is taking an atomic flamethrower to the entire roach hive.

    Not for him, and as he said himself, not for Trump, but for the presidency.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

      So far I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Mr. Barr.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

      He serves the Realm. Someone has to. Those Thick Glass see All.

  7. RB May 24, 2019 at 10:26 am #

    “Consider laying in some supplies.”

    That line is the key item in today’s blog. Listening to various podcasts with our host reveals a very brittle existence. I take it seriously and truthfully am frightened by events. Liberal democracy has no control over anything while China has iron fisted control over its actions. But our clown act government is too busy self-destructing.

  8. shotho May 24, 2019 at 10:27 am #

    Sorry, no uprising this Summer by deplorable peasants, of which I am surely one. Aren’t we all in a real sense? Deplorable peasants are the problem, not the solution. They essentially no nothing (have we forgotten H L Mencken so soon) and care even less. If you ask the common deplorable peasant about “endless litigation”, they would not know of what you speak. They only want the next movie, concert or Twinkie. Please, if you look toward the “booboisie” for rescue, I am truly sorry.

  9. Bruceweb May 24, 2019 at 10:28 am #

    Jim, you seem like a totally decent guy, and I truly enjoy your posts, but your belief that the perpetrators of the coup will be jailed, and the FBI and the CIA hosed out, forces me to crown you, “King of Wishful Thinking.”.

    Thanks hugely, “King” for your informative and amusing posts.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

      I was thinking the same way you do, Bruce, but then a couple of things AG Barr has said and done have given me a glimmer of hope.
      Damn it.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      Agree. If either Trump or Barr go too far, they’ll get their third eyes opened. Some of the lesser players may go down – as in one or two. They’ll get less than what Flynn or Cohen got. A year or two in minimum security prison while they write their books and their agent sets up the tour.

    • oilie May 25, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

      IG Horowitz can make the wishfulness apparent by merely stating that the start of the investigation of the Trumpsters was absolutely properly predicated. Does anyone expect anything else from an Obama appointee? This is the guy who concluded that Strzok was clearly biased but that it did not affect his work.

  10. 450.org May 24, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    ……made furious by relentless litigation…..

    A nation of laws is a nation of lawyers & lawsuits. The judicial system is inundated, constipated and calcified. It’s no longer recourse if it ever was. It’s a roadblock or impediment at this juncture.

    Bill Shakespeare’s Dick the Butcher had it right.

    The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.

  11. OccamsBeard May 24, 2019 at 10:40 am #

    This will not end well. I agree with Jim, we need to prepare for difficult times in the near future. We don’t want to end up like Teresa May in the last moments of her resignation speech!

  12. 450.org May 24, 2019 at 10:44 am #

    The Golden Golem’s supporters know no bounds. Baby Fetus loves Georgia!!

    Georgia’s New Anti-Abortion Tourism Commercial

  13. malthuss May 24, 2019 at 10:46 am #

    I was on you tube. An ugly Chinese billionaire [made rich by slave labor and bribes???] opens shop in the Rust Belt [the rust belt is due to Clinton and free trade, NAFTA, Most Favored status Clinton gave China]..

    heres the caption,

    VICE News
    Published on Mar 20, 2017
    This past October, Cao Dewang, a billionaire from China, opened a new factory in Moraine, Ohio. We meet Dewang in Moraine, where he gives us a tour of the factory, and talks to us about his decision to open it, the business climate in the U.S. and the differences between American and Chinese workers (over lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant he likes).

    We also talk to a factory worker who used to work for GM, but is happy about his new gig, and the mayor of the town, which suddenly has thousands more jobs than it did less than a year ago.

  14. 450.org May 24, 2019 at 10:50 am #

    The rust belt is due to capitalist pigs and their compulsion to draw blood from rocks. Clinton was the tool they used to make that happen. He was the gun and remember, guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

    • malthuss May 24, 2019 at 10:58 am #

      Are you a new troll or an old one with a new ‘handle?’

  15. Cavepainter May 24, 2019 at 11:10 am #

    I’m afraid that the general public’s consciousness of issues is more like the murmuration of a flight of starlings, rarely directed by astute insights as offered by JHK but instead re-actively to a primal impulse to not trace outside of whatever prevails as group think (engineered, of course, by the indentured media).

  16. kris2244 May 24, 2019 at 11:17 am #

    Ha Jim…sorry to trigger you by telling you to go back to bed! Interesting that you removed by comment but you allow the frothing at the mouth conspiracy theorists to post all kinds of extreme idiocy.

    Kris– Your previous (deleted) post was simply impertinent. I don’t have to put up with that. — JHK

    • kris2244 May 24, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

      But you approve of the nuttiness of some of your most loyal followers? Ya know, used to devour your books in planning school so I’m somewhat sympathetic to your worldview. I recommend Benjamin Wittes on the Sam Harris podcast discussing about what’s really in the Mueller Report.

      I listened to that Sam Harris podcast with Wittes just the other day and found it eerily devoid of substance. –JHK

    • malthuss May 24, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      you MUST be new around here.

  17. John1945 May 24, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    Mr.Trump does not appear to.be a honest person.He filed for bankruptcy like 5-6 times with the sole purpose of not paying his subcontractors.You are honest or you are not.One can’t be 50% pregnant.

    But-Mr.Trump almost single-handedly,over the violent objections of corrupt Congress,abolished the Obamacare individual mandate.And MD’s (Medical Deities) worked so hard and spent countlell millions of $$$ to shove this law up our a$$es.

    Go figure…

    • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 11:58 am #

      Consider the environment he was competing in in NYC. The biggest group of scum and crooks in America. Did he go bankrupt because he took bad advice about investing in Atlantic City and gambling? Did he go bankrupt because he invested going into a recession? Did he go bankrupt because of the actions of unions in bad times? A wise mentor of mine once said that entrepreneurship involved having more successes than failures. I think our orange man definitely has been a success.

      BTW, what do the idiot Dems think they are going to get from his Tax reports. Remember Rachel Maddow and her idiocy with that one years return.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

        Using the laws the way they are written is simply how business is done.
        We just don’t have the records of everybody else in business to compare Mr. Trump’s to.

        Speaking of bankruptcy and abuse thereof, how come none of the populist Democrats have objected to the carve out for student loans, a feature of the Bush bankruptcy “reform”?
        Yes I know, somebody went all the way through school, and then having no job and large sums of money she could not repay, tried to claim bankruptcy.
        Or at least that’s the legend, but it is also the excuse for what Bush did, not the reason.
        A man who did what other middle class parents did and do, took out loans to send his kids to college, and then lost his high-paying job in a “tech” field (hypothetical, but I know such people and so do you); and due to his age, and the industry’s predilection for hiring foreign workers at lower cost, will never work in his field at a livable salary again in his life, will never, ever be able to discharge that debt until he dies.
        Our government officials like Bernie and Liz want to simply move the outrageous costs of the Higher Ed racket that sustains them, onto the backs of the taxpayers.
        That’s what free school and student loan forgiveness are, shifting the Racket that is Higher Ed completely onto the backs of the taxpayers.

      • pkrugman May 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

        “entrepreneurship involved having more successes than failures. I think our orange man definitely has been a success.”

        We will know soon. New York State just passed a law this week that permits turning over tax returns to congressional committees requesting them. Trump may not have the assets he claims he has.

        • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

          My reaction to the amount of his assets is

          So what? What if he is in debt and owns nothing?

          I doubt that, he paid for his campaigns out of pocket, takes no salary in the WH, has farmed out his business to his family to run, and the biggest reason is if he wasn’t in pretty good shape financially, why do the international and domestic financial types fear him and want him destroyed.

          My guess is that his returns show business dealings overseas that he did not and does not want exposed to the dogs in the Deep State.

          For you and me, do you not consider your financial situation your business. A lack of personal space in a hallmark of a socialist, privacy is unimportant, detrimental to state control.

          A huge question is

          If he has been doing something incorrectly or illegally, why has the IRS not called him on the carpet about it. These years were during Dem administration, if there was a problem, why hasn’t that been acknowledged. If he is continuously under audit, how did anything escape? Did he pay off the IRS to keep all his misdeeds a secret. I doubt it.

          Just what do the Dems want with this. Another witch hunt?

          This idea that we will just keep looking and looking until we find something is so un-American, or at least it used to be.

          Watch out America, the Left wants control and what is left in your wallet.

          • pkrugman May 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

            My reaction to the amount of his assets is. So what? What if he is in debt and owns nothing?

            Many voted for him because they thought he was a successful businessman and that is how he portrayed himself. If we now find he won votes through misrepresentation of his assets, his election is fraudulent.

            He said a businessman could make deals to get everyone health care and prescriptions at lower costs. He said he knows about construction because of his hotels and he would get a wall built so fast at no cost to Americans because Mexico would pay for it.

            He said so many things that turned out to be lies. If his tax returns confirm he was lying to get votes, then I will consider him an illegitimate president who should be impeached.

            Impeachment will make him a victim. Impeachment will rally his base. Impeachment will guarantee he wins the 2020 election, which is probably why Pelosi refuses to go along with impeachment.

          • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

            Pkrugman

            Wait a minute. Are you saying that a President should be removed because he or she lied or exaggerated during a campaign and the public bought the lies or broken campaign promises. C’mon, you re kidding me aren’t you. If that was the case, no president would make it past a year. Misrepresentation and getting away with it is the name of the game in Washington.

            If that was a test of viability in DC, there would be no DC.

          • Nightowl May 25, 2019 at 5:15 am #

            “… his election is fraudulent”

            I can’t stop laughing. TDS is real.

      • John1945 May 25, 2019 at 12:14 am #

        Mr.JohnAZ

        We already had Jesus in the White House.And he was crucified-I mean not reelected-in 1980.

        I’ve paid more than my fair share of speeding tickets because of his BS 55mph speed limit.And I did not understand his obsession with human rights and many other things like wearing a sweater in the White House to conserve fuel.Yet he was a honest person.That is what people will remember about him.

        Now back to Mr.Trump.Declaring bankruptcy with the sole purpose of stiffing his subcontractors and,ipso facto,stealing workers wages is worse than a crime.It is a moral turpitude.

        For example: robbing banks (and burning mortgages in the process) was not considered such a heinous crime in the 30’s.John Dillinger,Ma Barker,Pretty Boy Floyd,Baby Face Nelson,Bonnie & Clyde were American heroes (sort of).They took the risk and they died.

        On the other hand there is nothing heroic about stealing subcontractors’ money even if one was not charged with a crime and got away with it.

        I wonder how Mr.Trump sailed thru the military high school without displaying his true colors.

  18. John1945 May 24, 2019 at 11:25 am #

    “countless millions”

  19. volodya May 24, 2019 at 11:31 am #

    The obstruction gambit is itself predicated on a set of facts that don’t clear the bar. Maybe if Trump had fired those that refused to follow his orders to fire Mueller, maybe if Trump had followed up and asked what the fuck is Mueller doing still stinking up the joint, if Trump had asked why the fuck didn’t you fire that leaky mother-fucker, if Trump had bellowed what the fuck is the problem, I’m not askin’ you to whack him which is far beyond your limited capacities you greasy, slippery, miserable shit, I’m tellin’ you to say the simplest words in the English language: YOU’RE FIRED.

    If, if, if. The problem here is one of facts. And facts are exceedingly difficult things, difficult to verify, easy to cast doubt on, but stubborn as can be once established. Aside from a face-to-face interview which Trump would not agree to, Mueller apparently got what he asked for from the White House. Trump ranted, he raved but he didn’t follow up on firing Mueller. Mueller completed his investigation and issued his report. That is a very difficult hurdle to get over. But now the issue is one of logic. There was no underlying crime ie the vaunted Russian collusion, so if you’re obstructing something, it’s not to subvert the course of justice in the investigation of malicious deeds that, as it turned out, never happened and, to anyone of sound mind, would sound like something conjured by the grubby looking chap in the library who spends his days talking to the computer screen. Russians colluding with Trump? Why? To what end? And what do the Russians have that Trump couldn’t easily get directly underfoot in the US of A? Common sense evidently has no standing to people who cannot believe they lost the most unlose-able election in US history, or of the world.

    I watched PBS NewsHour observing Judy and company. Having consulted those who read the entrails of the Mueller Report, they shone with an incandescent glow while they told us that diviners had divined an unmistakable “road-map” to impeachment. I suppose that the true believer is undeterred by facts, or the lack of them, like people of a scriptural bent who see nothing highly head-scratchy about virgin births or resurrections especially after having received a javelin in the guts while hanging on a cross. Or, being the equal opportunity blasphemer, a being from on-high, an emissary of the Big Fella Himself, reciting the contents of a holy book. You sit back, you watch the show, and laugh.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

      Judy makes me sick.
      I remember her pushing that “all 17 intelligence agencies have assessed” nonsense.
      She had to know what was wrong with that statement.
      She’s old enough to retire, what would make her say things like that?

      • volodya May 25, 2019 at 10:34 am #

        Yeah, 17 intelligence agencies my ass.

        I don’t know what to make of those guys. On the one hand a fair number put their lives at risk. But the crap they get up to and the failures. I read a few times that the CIA never saw the Iranian Revolution coming, and neither the fall of the USSR. How is this possible? If you put an elephant in a room with a gang of CIA types, one might see the trunk, another the tail, another a tusk, but none would see an elephant.

        As for Judy and her type, they talk shit, act stupid, but pretend they’re smarter than the rest of us, especially Deplorables. Makes me laugh.

        And yeah, she knew what was wrong with that statement. This is journalistic malpractice, abandoning any pretense of objectivity and impartiality and becoming the propaganda arm of the One Party-Two Faction governing class. Disreputable and worse still, pathetic. Pa-thet-ic.

  20. K-Dog May 24, 2019 at 11:43 am #

    I’m convinced, personally, that all this melodrama will play out against the background of a cratering global economy, tanking financial markets, and epic disruption of the established international order. Consider laying in some supplies.

    The melodrama will play out and it will backlash. Fear is the plan, a population cowed into submission the goal. In golden arrogance they think fear will keep them leading the pack. That fear can keep them receiving an unequal share.

    • shotho May 24, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

      This population is already cowed into submission. Just think about how we have to ‘honor’ all of our warriors – police, firefighters, EMT’s, border patrol and, of course, all those who ‘serve’, fighting the endless wars.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

        Yes, the Police are a Tribe. They have no loyalty to the People – who are another Tribe. They have a little loyalty to those who sign their checks, but much as they may despise them they will serve them until a new master appears. The Elite show their favor by allowing the Police to kill with impunity. One recent case, Cop yells thru a fence, Put down the gun (an air pistol), and then fires .6 seconds later.

        • BornToKillPeace May 24, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

          No loyalty to the people? I wouldn’t either the way the public treats and talks about them, often to their face.

          For all the crap a normal, decent cop puts up with. They are the ones who take a hearty degree of abuse everyday. Not the public by the police.

          I don’t live in a wealthy or an entirely desolate area -yet.

          This is not one nation with one experience. At this point in time, we are becoming more tribal than the post-mound peoples.

    • ozone May 25, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      K-Dog,
      As is often the case, hatred is born of fear. And hatred can usually be referred back to a common fear (be it justified or MANUFACTURED for purposes of control by division).

      There are some very suspicious statements in this comment section that point to this. It’s time to *use* them to gauge how close the lock-down following this ongoing collapse might be.

      Yes, laying in some supplies is a *serious* consideration, and I’m quite sure our host has taken his own advice on the matter.

      • K-Dog May 26, 2019 at 4:20 pm #

        There has been a shift in emphasis. Policy is pushed more than before with inquiries being less inquisitive and more self serving statements of position being made.

        A change consistent with the new ormolu pen and pencil set in the bosses’ office.

  21. AKlein May 24, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

    Ah, JHK, your essay reminds me of my childhood; since that time I’ve not seen nor heard the word “ormolu”. My father, a professional restorer of objet d’art, would speak of ormolu at the dinner table upon occasion. I can certainly understand your reference of ormolu in the context of President Trump. Likely our president would also be fond of capodimonte to accouter his grand domiciles. Mr. Trump maybe a 21st century reincarnation of Trimalchio. No wonder he so irritates the would-be elites.

  22. Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

    He tweets not like a mellifluous songbird, but in snorts like a rooting aardvark.

    OMFG, LMFAO!!! Utterly priceless Mr K!!!

    The feckless Dems are going down in flames before our very eyes! Their junior members are all rightly clamoring for Trump’s impeachment on general grounds, but their idiot bitch leader Pelosi knows they dare not go there for fear of all the shit that Trump would no doubt unleash regarding their own illegal misdoings. Ding, dong, bitches, the wicked witches are all dead and dying now! Sad that we had to resort to electing the likes of Trump to do it, but – to paraphrase the immortal Rummy – you go to war with the bumbling idiot you have and not the one you wished you had.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

      You think? I’d say Pelois is untouchable. Way too big. Ditto the Clintons and Obama.

      • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm #

        Her career is effectively ending as we speak. She’s acting like an hysterical adolescent girl in the face of Trump’s onslaught. He’s her perfect foil. No, no jail time I’m sure. But politically? Stick a fork in her, she’s getting crispy.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

          Camille Paglia wrote about this. AOC is Marne, the new girl in school. She’s stalking Pelosi and is going to take the crown away from her.

    • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

      Patton or Bradley, who was more effective.

      Trump or Bush, who would be more effective against the onslaught of the Left?

      GUESS!

      • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

        I get your point. Yep, we needed a bull in a china closet to wreck the place, so point, set, and nearly match for Trump.

        • benr May 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

          Not just crispy but going demented.
          Her brain is shrinking and worse compared to the NEW Democrats she now appears middle of the road moderate.

          • Majella May 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

            HRC was and always has been a moderate Republican. WC took the Dems to the right 1993 -2000, and HRC was his biggest booster.

            As such, she can never appear to be ‘middle of the road moderate’, especially in the face of the freshmen committed progressives.

            About fucking time too. The US needs a ‘revolution’ akin, in terms of CHANGE in the system, to that of FDR in 1933 if there’s to be any hope of getting through the next phase of this shit-storm.

            The ‘right’ moaners & groaners (viz. benr & accomplices) continue to campaign against their own best interests, carrying water for the wealthy at every turn, while being utterly oblivious to the fact. Useful idiots.

          • Majella May 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

            WJC…

  23. elysianfield May 24, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    I generally always agree with our Host. I would suggest, however, that, in an election year, the people who have their hands on the levers of power usually will move Heaven and Earth to maintain a sense of “normalcy” in the economy…at least to election day in an election year.

    This summer may be quiescent…but it would merely be the calm before the storm.

    At our local Grocery Outlet, creamed corn…4 cans for a buck!
    That would equate to a full 24 can case for the price of a Sunday NY Times!

    Stock up.

    • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

      Mmm mmm mmm, creamed corn! If recollection serves correct, it’s one of the few foods that looks exactly the same going in as it does coming out again – from either end.

      • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        I just googled images to see what creamed corn was – thought it might look like baby food.

        The first recipe said ‘creamed corn – from Scratch 🙂 [my starting cap!]

        • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

          Some have even called it “devil’s food,” no?

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

            I think that’s chocolate!

          • elysianfield May 24, 2019 at 6:58 pm #

            Nick O Demus

            Devil’s food? Noooo.

            I remember the potted meat sold as “Devil’s Food”…it was the sweepings off the slaughterhouse floor made to look palatable.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

      Food prices are dropping due to the president’s dealings with China.
      Nobody talked about how high the cost of food went during the Obama administration, they don’t put variable costs in the CPI.

      President Trump is a lot more focused, and a lot smarter, than most people realize.

      • Majella May 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

        Evidence that
        A) food prices are falling;
        B) this is a result of Trump trolling China; and
        C) Trump is either focussed or smart, let alone to a degree greater than most people realise?

        • Majella May 24, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

          Evidence please, or at least a source ?

      • benr May 24, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

        Hell no not in California at least the price of everything is through the roof.
        It keeps going up and up.
        It might be the $4.00 a gallon diesel or the soon to be $15 dollar minimum wage but a bag of groceries is about $100 now!

        • BackRowHeckler May 24, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

          We’re getting $15 minimum wage too, Ben.

          Plus 4 month paid family leave for any reason at all.

          In practical terms it’ll mean more empty storefronts and abandoned factories. And who’s going to hire any high school kids for their first job?

          Already some stores have self checkout, and self service at fast food restaurants.

          Brh

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

            And they wouldn’t have replaced people without a good minimum wage? Yes, they would have – if they could save even a dime. Most kids don’t get jobs anymore already because of illegal labor. What was their excuse there? None.

          • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

            Plus 4 month paid family leave for any reason at all. – BRH

            =============

            4 months?? Surely you’re shitting us. That’s gotta be weeks.

      • benr May 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

        I read that it is now cheaper to kill the chickens and send them to China and back for the butchering and packaging small wonder all Chicken products are now full of arsenic! Nothing coming out of China is not toxic!

        • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

          What a ridiculous situation. The love of money is the root of all evil.

          • capt spaulding May 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

            You’re the first person I’ve ever seen who quoted that properly. My hat is off to you.

        • Majella May 26, 2019 at 7:08 pm #

          Provide some proof or source of that ‘information’ – it reads like (as usual) you’re pulling ‘facts’ out of your ass.

  24. mow May 24, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

    It’s high times for lawyers from one ocean to another .

  25. MiddlePeninsula May 24, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    I’ve given up on watching network news. The newspaper was axed about two years ago. Then, I decided this morning that CNN was such constant drivel that I would pass on that too going forward. What happened to good old fashioned, hard hitting journalism? I now spend the news half-hour reading a book and petting my dog. I am a better person for it.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

      I quit the local paper, because aside from the heavy focus on national news that isn’t news but propaganda, the local stories were almost all advertisements thinly disguised as news.
      Now I miss things I would have like to know, such as old acquaintances
      who have passed away.
      It would be nice of someone would print an actual local paper.
      Once a week would be fine.

    • benr May 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

      How did it take you so long to Dump CNN?

    • Nightowl May 25, 2019 at 5:25 am #

      When was it ever there? US media is the laughing stock of the West.

  26. elysianfield May 24, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    Nick O Demus,
    Indeed, it do.

    Recipe;

    One can of creamed corn,

    Heaping tablespoon of brown sugar;

    1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

    Salt, pepper, a bit of butter, and small dollop of milk to adjust consistency, if too thick.

    In polite society, this would be called “Ghetto Corn”

    I have heard it described otherwise.

    Try this once, and you, too, can be accused of cultural appropriation. I was first exposed to this dish when eating at a cavernous ad hoc cafeteria cheek by jowl to the massive Post Office Regional Center in deep west Oakland. A steam table line in an old, cavernous warehouse…the food was…ethnic. Fried chicken seasoned with cayenne, chunks of watermelon, apple cobbler loaded with dough balls, the corn….

    Ate there twice…never saw anyone other than blacks in the place . Just after I left the department, an OPD officer was shot and killed at the front door of the establishment.

    West Oakland was a very bad place at the time…the streets the meanest.

  27. malthuss May 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

    I found this at SBPDL–

    I remember my grandparents telling me about how back in the day there was some local park here in Maryland that had segregated beaches.
    I think it was Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, but not 100% sure.

    At one point, the blacks started over-running the white beach, and in general just making it miserable.

    So, one day, my grandparents decided to go to the black beach, out of curiosity. And, lo and behold, it was NICER than the white beach!
    So, they really didn’t care at all how good, or bad, they had it…they just wanted to be where Whitey was. Oh, and I’m sure that the black beach was kept up nice, thanks to Whitey…probably had to keep coming in on a regular basis and rebuild everything.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

      Yes, their resentment and hatred, stemming from their inferiority complex, knows no bounds. BRH thinks they’d keep to their place? Only if MADE to like in the Old America. John Az thinks Capitalism is good? Only if it is FORCED to be good, as in the New America.

      Black kids think “White” Proms are boring just like Whites. But of course they want to go. Meanwhile they have their own proms with lots of bumping and grinding and twerking. But Whites getting to have their own Proms free from Blacks? Not happening.

    • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

      Oh, and I’m sure that the black beach was kept up nice, thanks to Whitey… probably had to keep coming in on a regular basis and rebuild everything. – Malth

      ============

      Although you may well be right you destroy your point with these weasel words.

      I had a boss who would casually ask me a question and I might answer “well, my best guess is blah blah etc.” He would turn on me like a snake and say “I don’t want to know your fucking best guess I want to know the exact correct answer.”

      I also learned never to begin a sentence with the words “I think…”

  28. Beryl of Oyl May 24, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

    Here’s a link to a column by Ann Coulter.
    anncoulter.com/columns/2019-05-22.html
    I mention it because she mentions a couple of the anti-white offerings at a couple of our universities.
    I think someone here the other day was scoffing at the existence of such courses, but of course they exist, they are ubiquitous.
    It wouldn’t be hard to look up many more.
    I also mention Ann because I have mentioned the Republicans and their general lack of any reason for existing, and she mentions what they presently stand for. Tax cuts, abortion (they claim to be against it) and moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
    Whenever you hear “bi-partisan” that is code for really sticking it to Americans for the benefit of the political class.
    There aren’t two separate and distinct parties anymore, and it’s been that way for a long, long time.

    • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

      There is Deep State against the people of the US.

      Period!

    • capt spaulding May 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm #

      I read somewhere that she was going to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery to make her into a woman.

      • Majella May 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

        LOLOLOLOLLLLOOOOLLOL!!!!!

        Unsuccessfully, it appears.

  29. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    May’s Resignation, Nutcase Nancy, and Medvedev’s Stagnation

    Honestly, I’m a little tired of covering current American politics, and when John Durham was appointed as a prosecutor in the case about the beginning of the Mueller’s investigation, I took the opportunity to take some time off from this topic.

    I want to write about the Gothic art and its transformation into the art of the Renaissance as the history of the Middle Ages, transformed into the New Time, interest in which returns to the television of the West not accidentally, but because the masters of manipulation of public opinion feel that it is in this place that hearts resonate of millions of people in the West, and perhaps in the East.

    Instead, after the appointment of John Durham as a prosecutor in the case of the beginning of the Mueller’s investigation, I would have to write about the imminent US war with Iran, and Trump’s related conflict with Bolton and Pompeo, and also because of Pence’s conflict in Venezuela.

    I’m not talking about the World Economic Crisis, which is waiting for us around the corner because of the US-China trade war and nuclear war, which is waiting for us around the corner because of Ukraine and NATO’s demands to Russia to get the hell out of Crimea.

    And blood totally freezes in my veins from the thought of describing the delivery of numerous subpoenas from Democrats in the House of Representatives to Trump assistants and employees, which they throw into the wastebasket, and because of this, the Democrats are going to give Trump an impeachment, merciless and meaningless.

    But the fact is that after the appointment of John Durham as a prosecutor in the case about the beginning of the Mueller’s investigation, which I will call simply “the appointment of John Durham”, all these events, unlike those that occurred before the appointment of John Durham, can be called short but clear All Quiet on the Western Front, positional battles are taking place without any substantial advancement of the opposing sides.

    The fact of the matter is that from the point of view of the theory of World Projects, all these information reasons for changing pictures on your TV are operetta or, if you like, a musical comedy, even with a rather black sense of humor.

    But the real struggle takes place under the carpet of the Department of Justice, and let the bulldog corpses from there not yet be thrown out, but the quieter and longer this scuffle continues, the stronger my suspicions that there are already quite a few dead bulldogs under the carpet(sorry, K-Dog), but the winners are afraid to throw them out so as not to scare off more and more killers with trimmed tails who keep climbing under the carpet to the rescue of those already killed.

    The only source of information about the events under the carpet is the Game of Thrones.

    I once abandoned watching it, as it reminded me of “StarTreck” – a series about the space air-carrier of the 90s, which made it possible to find out how and under what pretext Serbs will be destroyed in a month or even two.

    And in vain, since the authors of this series, having filmed the books which the series was based on, set out on free sailing and without knowing it, illustrated both the War of the Roses and the Fourth Crusade and the Great Orthodox Empire of the Viking Knud the Great, which in Russia is absolutely unknown, despite, or rather, because Russia was a part of it.

    And you will not believe it, but immediately after the appointment of John Durham, my news feed was half filled with assumptions about how the authors would finish “the most successful series in the history of television,” and I, fool, did not turn on the TV to watch it.

    Meanwhile, for all of my Democratic friends, it talks about how good Hillary Clinton was until she got a little crazy about the desire to improve this world by establishing democracy with atomic dragon bombs. Her death in the film for them is a hint of the authors for the need for the Democrats to stop Bastinda themselves, until she arranges a nuclear war.

    And for my Republican friends, Daenerys’s death is the same, but the ending is “until she was stopped by Donald Trump and Attorney General Barr appointed by him.”

    And jumping ahead, I’ll say that it’s not the appointment of John Durham – he was actually appointed a year ago – the matter was to give him special powers to investigate the case of the start of the Mueller investigation and Donald Trump yesterday delegating the authority to Attorney General to declassify top-secret materials, including documents from FISA – the law governing the tapping of foreign leaders and Americans who come into contact with them abroad. But the last word is superfluous, but I haven’t figured it out yet.

    And I will write more about this TV series, but now I will say that if I watched this series on time, I would immediately understand that it was done in a hurry to meet the political realities of the United States and the international situation throughout the world, that is, Global War of the Roses.

    And then I could have predicted the Theresa May’s retirement today, which is also a consequence of the appointment of John Durham and possibly the first dead bulldog thrown out from under the carpet.

    Of course, it’s funny that it was the British Prime Minister who turned out to be such a bulldog, but in fact there is logic to this, stemming from the very concept of the Anglo-Saxon world.

    And on Russian television, the Putin renaissance was finally replaced by Medvedev’s stagnation, and if Solovyov Ukro-shitter, continuing for the past 5 years, still had some meaning, while Poroshenko was in power, then with the coming to power of Zelensky, it lost all meaning and I just can’t understand who is watching this …. (the comparisons come to my mind that I can’t say them aloud in the decent company).

    But recently, Solovyov was on the top of the Russian political programs that are watched in Brooklyn!

    Even recently, it was in this connection that I was surprised by Donald Trump, who is clearly get an overview of the statements about him by the Russian journalists. He clearly parodied Solovyov, saying recently that it would have been obviously easier for Vladimir Putin if Hillary Clinton had become president of the United States.

    Well, yes, of course it’s easier! I push the button, and off to Heaven I go along with all the multinational Russian people!

    And why do I have to talk with Trump for an hour and a half, and Heavens are getting further and further away after these conversations!

    And it went on until yesterday, when Trump quite officially declared that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was a little nutty and stuck the “Nutcase Nancy” label to her. – “Crooked Hillary” “Sleepy Joe” – and never misses a bit.

    And if he still used this weapon against Nancy Pelosi it means everything is over and I have to sit down to write about American and Russian politics, since now Russian politics is becoming part of American, whether I like it or not!

  30. DurangoKid May 24, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

    My first question is what Mr. Brennan would tell a grand jury? Is the CIA above the law? They seem to think so. The CIA lies to everyone else so why not a grand jury? Ostensibly, a grand jury exists to root out the truth, something the CIA would claim the public has no right to.

    On the question of the trial of Julian Assange, how much of that will remain unclassified for public consumption? It’s not just a question of protecting HRC, but the whole edifice of elite prerogatives. It’s no exaggeration that the people who say they want him dead really want him dead or at least bricked up in some wall cavity. What Noam Chomsky said about the rest of us consigned to be passive observers is true. Assange has stepped outside is societal role and that cannot be tolerated. Assange teeters on the edge of the memory hole and the only thing the press can offer is ‘Thank God it’s not me.’

    • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

      All these folks have one thing in common, the supremacy and ultimate authority of the Federal Government. Sounds like Germany of the 30’s to me. All these guys are just like Hitler’s inner circle.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

        In other words, Hillary is a Nazi? Oh Silly New Clown World that has such people and their views in it!

        Hillary was personal friends with the Communist Alinksy and studied under him as well.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

          In other words, Hillary is a Nazi?

          Finally, you’re starting to get the drift. Better late than never.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

          And by the way, I never said that ALL catholics are Black Project.

          I specifically was talking about the Cistercian Order.

        • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

          Hillary is a self-serving person that wants to control the US under totalitarian means no matter what the banner. The Left following her wants uni-party control of this country at any cost. Trump, as an alternative infuriates their ambitions. Is she a Nazi, or a Communist or a fascist, who cares.

          She wants to be a dictator.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

            Word have real meanings, and not just the fake ones sloppy people assign them. If you don’t mean Nazi, don’t say Nazi. She’s a Communist – that’s the simple fact, a disciple and friend of Saul Alinsky.

            The two are very different. You think they are the same because neither is Capitalist (now that’s sloppy thinking), but in fact, Communism and Capitalism allied against Nazism. That’s the simple fact. Those two have Much in common indeed.

    • 100th Avatar May 24, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

      No. Never yes and no questions.
      One must use the socratic method. This is fundamental.
      Circular.

      You get him to answer small questions first that demonstrate that the CIA does not use traditional channels. Most investigative agencies need to have a legal advisor or DOJ attorney onboard. You get him to answer questions about the 4th amendment, administrative warrants and procedures where he will have to admit that they are not limited by them.

      Ultimately you get to him to admit that he is the final arbiter of the legality of an operation, or that they are not bound by law.

      • 100th Avatar May 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

        That leads to the foreign nexus. CIA is prohibited from operating in the US? Myth

        Executive Order 12333 was signed by President Ronald Reagan on December 4, 1981. It established broad new surveillance authorities for the intelligence community, outside the scope of public law.

        So, no scope? How far outside? Who sets the parameters?

        • ozone May 25, 2019 at 11:49 am #

          “So, no scope? How far outside? Who sets the parameters?”

          100th,
          There are only 2 “parameters”/directives:
          1. Don’t get caught.
          2. Make sure those who find you out get
          well- muzzled/disappeared.

  31. Tate May 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) collapsed at a press conference this morning.

    Chairman Nadler who is 71 appeared to go ashen gray & responded, “No,” when asked by NY Mayor Bill de Blasio if he was okay. Here’s hoping the Chairman didn’t suffer anything serious & will continue his investigations into the Mueller report’s findings.

    • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

      Tate

      We just spent 35 million dollars and two years of pounding people for anything that could lead to Trump’s impeachment. The investigation was run by 18 Democrats, some of which were heavy Hillary donors.

      So now we are going to investigate the investigation. This needs to be put into a movie, a comedic farce.

      Remember the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

      Insanity, a good definition of Washington, DC.

    • draupnir May 24, 2019 at 9:40 pm #

      A cardiac cause would be the usual suspect for such a spell in a man of his age.

  32. montsegur May 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

    The plot they concocted to get rid of him failed. And, yes, it was a plot, even a coup. And they fucked it up magnificently

    Jim,

    Yes. And one key reason is that the plotters knew they would be unable to gain the support of the American military.

    The military leadership apparently understands something of its Oath of Office … unlike those who have disgraced the FBI, DOJ, and CIA by their participation in this plot.

    Coup 101: The army had better have your back or the guy in charge will have your ass.

    Interesting times ahead.

    Cheers

    • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

      Yes. And one key reason is that the plotters knew they would be unable to gain the support of the American military.

      It is true, but to an extent.

      All Hillary had to do is to have enough time to push the Red Button, after that military would have no choice, but to get aboard.

    • 100th Avatar May 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

      The lauded American military. Really makes one quake in their espadrilles. The profound fear Trump must have of an 18 year hemorrhage of money, simple folk, and reputation by the world’s most expensive and ineffectual trucing force.

      • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 7:15 am #

        They’ve been emasculated, downsized, and outsourced. Contractor scams are the true lifeblood of the American military these days. Any actual “defense” the DoD happens to provide is purely incidental and for marketing purposes only. Notice how NFL football games in particular are in such dire need of “defense” these days by our modern day live action heroes? A better recruiting alliance could never been found. Service members who participate in such shit should resign in shame and disgrace and be publicly blacklisted.

    • volodya May 25, 2019 at 11:28 am #

      Montsegur, great insight.

      What we’ve had in the West, until now, to a greater extent than other places and cultures, was something of the idea of the rule of law, even if it was imperfect in practice. A lot of places give the idea lip-service, a lot of others don’t even bother with that, making shit up as they go along. People having fallen into the sticky web of the Chinese system would know.

      Piss off Beijing and you’ll hear about it, even if you can’t find a Chinese statute that you disobeyed or a bureaucratic or regulatory directive that you disregarded despite your best intentions and mightiest efforts at compliance, and even business titans like Tim Cook will find themselves searching deeply within their souls, rethinking their convictions, writing highly respectful letters promising to never, ever, ever again transgress. You’re never really sure where you stand in China.

      In western countries it’s different. I think what you’re referring to falls under this rubric, that in assessing conduct, there are certain lines that must not be crossed and you KNOW where the boundaries are. The military follows civilian direction, end of story, the generals don’t call the shots.

      So that’s where the line is. But I think that in reality, what it comes down to everywhere, even in law-following places, civilian authority wields power at the sufferance of the men in uniform. Power, as Mao said, comes from the barrel of a gun, the law enacted by legislatures and interpreted by courts and validated by age-old practice and custom notwithstanding.

      Who has power? The man commanding the armored division has it, that power being to point a gun and intimidate, or pull the trigger and take life, and the man that commands the man that commands the armored division.

      As you point out, the army is still following the orders of the guy that the bureaucrats and intelligence chiefs tried to overthrow. The plotters fucked up magnificently, as you say, because they neglected to get the army behind them. For all their other failures, the army still understands which civilian authority gives what orders. A tip of the hat to the generals as it could have gone otherwise. This was a calamity averted.

      And, if the plotters knew they didn’t have the army behind them, why oh why did they try? It doesn’t speak well of the plotters’ collective sharpness.

      Interesting times ahead for sure.

  33. KesaAnna May 24, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

    ““I should think that the idea of Adam and Eve …….that is …. the idea of a common ancestor for all mankind …..would appeal very much to someone who really liked people.

    Of course it does. That’s why it’s nice story. Some of it anyway. Some of it’s just projection of misogyny.

    Janos would like that bit. He often drops in a sarcastic ‘would a woman lie?”, completely unaware that the evidence shows that men lie more than women and certainly more than women for personal gain, while women are more likely to lie to be kind, by telling you you look lovely in that dress or no, it’s no inconvenience at all if you stay another three days. Both cheat of course, men rather more so, but Janos knows that. ”

    Even though it was the backward and primitive 1920’s and 1930’s they still did things like exit polling in Wiemar Germany.

    Relevance ?

    Women were consistently 51 to 54 % of the voting strength of the N.S.D.A.P.

    Granted , men wore the nice costumes and goose- stepped down the main street , and I guess that is very important …… somehow …..sort of .

    But the fact is the Nazis couldn’t have elected a dog catcher without women.

    It is things like that I think of when men like Janos trot out the women are irrational passives crap.

    Or when women trot out the misogyny crap.

    If the difference between the sexes was as marked as Janos seems to suggest , then we should never have heard of Adolf Hitler .

    Or , if the misogyny narrative were anything but the same crap in a different guise , we should never have heard of the American Revolution because a substantially better deal would have long since arrived for both sexes in the ancient , pagan , world where Goddesses , not uncommonly , took precedence over masculine .
    ones.

    • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

      I don’t see misogyny everywhere, Taser – but I do see it in a founding myth that has a woman being the cause of evil brought into the garden of Eden because she’s sly.

      I would have expected women to be just as caught up in the Hitler mania – I’ve seen pictures of crowds of them drooling over him.

      Not sure what that’s got to do with lying, or with Eve being seen as the eater of the forbidden fruit and the first guilty deserter of divine law who seduces Adam into sin.

      In the UK the Tories were voted in to a significant extent in decades gone by thanks to the conservative women’s vote – often put down to them being estranged from the world of work (apart from the very bottom classes where women had always worked) and therefore less keen on the Labour Party, which grew out of trade unionism. Then it all changed and women became less conservative and men slightly more so. They’re probably about equal now.

    • Q. Shtik May 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

      men wore the nice costumes and goose- stepped down the main street

      irrational passives crap.

      the misogyny crap.

      the same crap. – KesaAnna

      ==============

      A couple of questions about your comment:

      1. Is your repeated use of the word crap influenced by my comment the other day about Trump’s use of cuss words in public discourse or is it just coincidence?

      2. Why do you suppose the British called this marching style goose- stepping? I mean, why geese? There is a park across the street from me filled with Canada Geese and they don’t walk like this.

      • BackRowHeckler May 24, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

        Goose stepping apparently is exhausting, it wears you out quick, so troops would goose step in front of the parade stand and resume normal marching for the rest of the parade.

        In the mid 30s Stalin, upon viewing newsreels of SS troops goose stepping on parade in Berlin, was so impressed with it that he ordered his Red Army and NKVD formations goose step on parade in Moscow. During the 30s, there was goose stepping all around, in other words.

        Brh

        • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

          The Korean goose stepping is almost a kind of demented skipping – the ultimate in Soldiers as wind up toys. Geese don’t do this at all.

          • BackRowHeckler May 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

            Yeah, I forgot about the Norks. They put on an impressive parade, probably could do some damage on the battlefield too.

            Brh

          • GreenAlba May 25, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

            I keep having a double take when I see ‘Norks’. I’d only just got used to what it means to Australians and now that’s all I can see.

            Combined with the next sentence it’s just too weird.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

        Your wife tells me that you are quite a Bridge player.

  34. 100th Avatar May 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    I bet if Planned Parenthood rebranded as “Planificación Familiar” a lot more people would be onboard.

    • 450.org May 24, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

      If they started bombing Yemeni woman and children, a lot more people would be on board.

      Hey, these fine folks at Planned Parenthood ain’t half bad. They really do respect life afterall. Maybe one day they’ll fully understand the children must be born to be bombed.

      • draupnir May 24, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

        I thank God for Planned Parenthood, and feminists. It’s been nearly thirty years since I saw the plans on the internet for a simple, DIY vacuum apparatus that could be made from easily acquired items, along with step-by-step instructions on how to perform the procedure. It’s not rocket science you know. They were quite anxious to disseminate the information widely. We don’t need your stinking laws.

        • Nightowl May 25, 2019 at 5:34 am #

          I’d support this.

          Would be nice to see you forced to have to confront reality by having to dismantle your child and dispose of it yourself.

          • draupnir May 25, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

            Not a child and no different from a first trimester miscarriage—quite amorphous. No dismemberment required. It slithers out intact, an unrecognizable mass of tissue. A miscarriage at home usually gets flushed down the toilet with an eww of disgust, so don’t try that with me.

          • Nightowl May 26, 2019 at 2:45 am #

            No word games will change reality

          • draupnir May 26, 2019 at 3:18 am #

            The use of the word “child” when referring to something for which the correct term is embryo leads me to believe you have a rather tenuous grasp on the concept of reality yourself. People such as you tend to refer to such a thing as a baby, but you take an even greater connotative leap. If you and I are going to debate this issue we must first agree on the definitions of the words we are using. My preference is proper medical terminology rather than histrionics, drama and all that useless emotion, which is wasted on me.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 8:21 am #

            draupnir

            I commend your straight talking on this point. I rarely intervene in abortion discussions as I’m a bit of an anomaly in not liking abortion per se (beyond the very early stages you describe) and yet not being willing to consider it my business how distressed, unwillingly (and sometimes unwittingly) pregnant – and possibly very poor – women deal with the issue.

            But I agree with you that the ignorance (mostly of men, but not limited to them) of basic physiology in the matter is problematic. I had to correct someone already on here for using the word fetus repeatedly when they were referring to an embryo.

            A six-week embryo, which is proposed as the limit on abortion rights in some recent local upheavals on the matter, is on average a quarter of an inch across – the size of a pomegranate seed. And a ‘six-week embryo’ isn’t even six weeks old. It’s roughly four weeks old, but pregnancy is calculated from the start of the last period, while conception mostly takes place two weeks later than that. So the following week (7 weeks pregnant, but actually 5 weeks real gestation) it would be half an inch and already lucky enough to have more rights than the mother, under such legislation.

            Also, you never hear anti-abortionists using the more correct medical term ‘spontaneous abortion’ for a miscarriage, because they don’t like the connotations. For the religious ones, they maybe don’t like the idea that ‘God’ aborted the pregnancy, often because the embryo had a potentially serious abnormality. Doctors tend to use ‘miscarriage’ when talking to distressed parents because some might be further distressed by the word ‘abortion’.

            As Nightowl points out, the reality doesn’t change – it was still a spontaneous abortion.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 8:23 am #

            And I’ll believe the ‘using different terms doesn’t change anything’ brigade when they start referring to hens’ eggs as chickens!

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 8:27 am #

            Actually what I described in my first paragraph probably doesn’t make me much of an anomaly at all. Most people don’t like abortion even if they reluctantly accept that it should be part and parcel of our healthcare options in certain circumstances.

          • draupnir May 26, 2019 at 11:18 am #

            Green Alba – Hi. I think you are actually in the majority with your views. Abortion is an unpleasant thing, but I stand with the living. An embryo is only potential and logically can have no rights. Not even the Catholic Church actually believes that life begins at conception, no matter what they say. I believe their objection to abortion is purely on the grounds that an embryo must be maintained because it is a potential Catholic, and they are and have always been greedy that way. I know this, because if they actually believed an embryo was endowed with a soul, they would require that the product of conception be fished out of the toilet and baptized and disposed of with more dignity than you would give a dead goldfish.

            I used the term “miscarriage,” because I thought spontaneous abortion might be above Nightowl’s pay grade.

            The pathologists like to get a look at any spontaneous abortion that occurs in a hospital. I understand its a freak show of defects incompatible with life and fatal-in-the-womb genetic errors. But when they have had their look, the remains are treated like any other biologic waste and disposed of right along with the gallbladders and appendices and amputated feet and tumors that come out of surgery. Even the five-month fetus that died in my sister’s womb was treated no differently.

            The arguments of the pro-lifers are sophistry. Look to the way such sad little masses of tissue are actually treated in the world outside of an abortion clinic.

          • Nightowl May 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

            More word games. What a sad little person.

          • Majella May 26, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

            GA & Draupnir

            “not liking abortion per se (beyond the very early stages you describe) and yet not being willing to consider it my business how distressed, unwillingly (and sometimes unwittingly) pregnant – and possibly very poor – women deal with the issue.”

            I think you’re both right. A recent survey showed that

            news.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx

            > 50% are in the “legal but regulated” camp,
            > 29% in the “legal whatever the circumstances” camp &
            > a mere 18% in the “Illegal under any circumstances”.

            So there must be a huge silent vote who are watching their state legislatures being taken over by the extremists, yet do nothing about it?

          • draupnir May 26, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

            Nightowl, Now that’s simply weak.

            I saw what you did there. In debate that is called an ad hominem attack. It is a technique used when the debater has run out of ammunition, but is not willing to concede the field. It is the only slightly more adult equivalent of calling me a poopyhead. In your case, it takes the form of oh so pitying superiority, but there’s no substance there. In the land of children, it would mean that you are now going to take your toys and go home.

  35. 450.org May 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    Trumpty Dumpty owes Mueller a huge debt of gratitude. Mueller’s the fixer. He contained the situation and saved another day for Wall Street because Wall Street LOVES Trump even though they don’t show it nearly enough.

    Trump’s one success was his tax cut. Funny how his handlers let that one through but nothing else. It reveals who really runs the country and it’s not Trumpty Dumpty, that’s for sure.

    Pelosi doesn’t want Trump impeached because he’s too perfect as a political foil & piñata. The Dems need Trump in office as the worst evil to their lesser evil. Trump has power in this respect and this respect alone. He defines them by making them react to him incessantly. They react to him 24/7 and so long as they do, they can’t and can never accomplish anything.

    Also, Pelosi doesn’t want to set a precedent of perpetual impeachment proceedings regardless of which duopolisitic party is in power. The corporations love it. So long as both parties play gridlock, there can be no further regulating legislation. They can grift to their dark heart’s delight.

    • Ol' Scratch May 24, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

      All true. Almost makes one wonder if this wasn’t the plan all along, doesn’t it? Oh, but that would imply one of those nasty conspiracy theories, wouldn’t it? And we can’t be supporting such ideas, can we? Could just be luck of the draw of course, too. Not like we don’t have a wealth of openly corrupt idiots in this country these days. But if Trump’s done nothing else, he’s pulled the veil of invincibility off Pelosi once and for all and revealed the hideous gas bag seething underneath. Her reputation’s – and likely the Dem Party’s as well – will never recover from the encounter. And at this point, whether anything ever gets better in DC again or not, the total destruction and ruination of the two party status quo is more than good enough. First the politicians and then the bankers and corporate swine should be the people’s rallying cry. Can’t eat the whole enchilada in one bite without getting sick.

  36. TraffickingInDivinity May 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    Julian Assange (literally, ass angel) will be the one who blows this whole thing open, unless they offer him a deal to STFU. Let’s hope there is no deal!

    • BackRowHeckler May 24, 2019 at 5:38 pm #

      Right now they’re throwing the book at him, going balls to the wall with 17 espionage charges and theatening him with many years locked away in Colorado Supermax.

      He must know something he aint supposed to know.

      I’ve read there were a few escapes from Treblinka, and a few from the notorious Soviet gulag at Vorkuta; have you heard about any escapes from Colorado Supermax?

      Brh

      • malthuss May 24, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

        In 300 words or less, what did JA do?

        • BackRowHeckler May 24, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

          Malth, probably should ask kdog that question, he’d know better than me.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 9:02 pm #

          You study child abuse more than any here. Has Trump helped on this issue, as many have said?

          Just trying to be fair to Trump, despite his horrible failures. He has done what he said about China and the Supreme Court. The latter makes sense for the Neo-Cons, but the former, not so much. Maybe he has kept his word to us here and there.

  37. KesaAnna May 24, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

    ” I hope you don’t think I’m going to be offended by being compared to ‘trailer trash’ (not a concept we have over here anyway). ”

    Nope , I didn’t compare you to ignorant trailer trash.

    I suggested the exact opposite.

    You described the book of Genesis AS IF you were ignorant trailer trash , WHEN I DOUBT VERY MUCH THAT IS THE CASE.

    If it isn’t the case , then why would you so describe it ?

    Characterize something in a way that you already know is a bogus characterization ?

    ” We entirely agree on the creation myth aspect. ”

    Oh ? So you agree that this aspect is that the subject of the Book of Genesis is an entirely different subject , not an attempt at biology textbook ?

    — i.e. Your characterization of the Book of Genesis was bogus and you already knew it to be so ?

    If so , well , I try not to disagree with someone when they are agreeing with me.

    • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

      “You described the book of Genesis AS IF you were ignorant trailer trash , WHEN I DOUBT VERY MUCH THAT IS THE CASE.’

      I characterised is as such because one poster said she was descended from the family in the Garden of Eden, in a somewhat literalist fashion. And because of another posters keenness on ‘demons’. That’s all.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

        Give me back my rib if you don’t believe and therefore don’t deserve that rib.

        • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

          Got my own ribs, thanks. Try to be logical.

  38. KesaAnna May 24, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    ” This is just my opinion, to which I am entitled, as you are to yours. ”

    Nope .

    It isn’t just your opinion.

    The atheist premise is that if I have the bad luck to end up in the Treblinka ” bath house ” , Janos DOES get to judge me.

    Janos IS the final court of appeal.

    The gas chamber is not , in this cosmological logic , only an opinion.

    The gas chamber is the way , the truth , and the life.

    No , damn it , I get gassed is not a fucking opinion.

    No , damn it , I get gassed is not merely the lack of a religion.

    The whole thing looks rather god damned concrete to me.

    On second thought , ok , let us say it is merely an opinion.

    An opinion that leads where ?

    Presumably you are not hanging around here because you like me , or Janos , or SSL , or , I dunno who is on your bad list .

    And who needs an internet outlet for Nihilistic sentiment ? You can get that on any street corner anywhere in the world in five minutes flat.

    Presumably then you have something to OFFER ?

    Some sort of ALTERNATIVE ?

    Well , in my opinion , your , ” Your getting gassed is a good thing ,
    because some anonymous person might benefit a hundred years hence ,

    doesn’t suck one bit less than Janos ‘s , ” It’s all good because the master race might get more steaks in the icebox out of the deal . “

    • KesaAnna May 24, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

      additional note *

      Actually Janos offer is incrementally better .

      How so ?

      As far as I know the Nazis themselves never went so far as to claim or imply that their gas chambers were the final word , the final arbiter.

      Dance around the fact all you like , but that is exactly what your offer does imply .

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

        The Gas Chambers were to delouse clothes and prevent disease. They saved lives. They were very small – too small for killing lots of people. The big, bogus, tourist gas chambers were built after the War.

        What else? Do you still believe in the Bars of Soap and Lampshades too? Even the Jews admit that was all a lie now. Can you please try harder, Kesa?

        After all, we make the Trains run on time.

        • GreenAlba May 25, 2019 at 9:21 am #

          Nice one. Nazis as laundry managers and sanitation benefactors, with Zyklon B detergent.

          Did they have a sewing bee at the Wannsee Conference to make shirt labels?

          Any chance you take your shameless carcass on to one of those trains?

    • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

      “Well , in my opinion , your , ” Your getting gassed is a good thing ,
      because some anonymous person might benefit a hundred years hence doesn’t suck one bit less than Janos ‘s , “

      I would agree with you if that’s what I said. But it isn’t. And you manipulatively putting words into my mouth doesn’t make it what I said.

      I’d rather we try to stop people getting gassed. Which is what a lot of brave people died doing.

      “Presumably then you have something to OFFER ?”

      Why? I just landed here with everyone else. I get on with doing what I can for my family, friends and neighbours. We don’t discuss the possibility of an afterlife – it doesn’t come up.

      Dance around the fact all you like , but that is exactly what your offer does imply .

      Like I said, I didn’t make you an offer. You’re responsible for what you make or take or believe. And if what you believe isn’t true, you’ll never know. Whereas if what I believe isn’t true, I will. Which should make you happy.

      A bit Pascalian and unoriginal, I know.

    • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

      “Presumably you are not hanging around here because you like me , or Janos , or SSL , or , I dunno who is on your bad list .”

      Not narcissistic at all 🙂

  39. NoLongerHuman May 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    The sham trial was just a way heal the bashed in brains of democrats that couldn’t comprehend how Donald Trump was elected, when his only supporters were rural, white trash racists. They got to imagine that it could all be corrected by the FBI and the Justice Department. And all seemed so possible, Trump had hired dozens of detestable con-artists, that left trails of debauchery all over the globe. But the trail just played on and on and nothing really ultimately came of it.

    But, now they completely forgot about the question of how the fuck did Trump get elected.

    • Pucker May 24, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

      “The sham trial was just a way heal the bashed in brains of democrats that couldn’t comprehend how Donald Trump was elected, when his only supporters were rural, white trash racists. ”

      According to the book “National Populism”, it is a myth that Trump was elected by rural white rednecks who are “Racist”.

      The data shows that Trump was elected by a broad coalition of rural and urban and relatively affluent voters united in their legitimate anxiety over loss of a common cultural identity.

      Roger Eatwell
      National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

      • Ricechex May 25, 2019 at 12:59 am #

        I know many in CA no less, that are white and educated and voted for Trump. One could say that it is the demographic I know, people associate with people with same beliefs, but most kept it very on the down low because who needs a bunch of crap from others. In the voting booth, one can vote what one wants and let others believe what they will. I find it offensive that the so called Trump voters are a bunch of losers and “deplorables” because it simply isn’t true.

        • Majella May 26, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

          Yet they are, many of them, according to your analysis, a bunch of deceptive people, looking after their own interests and keeping their ‘deplorable’ tendencies under the proverbial bushel.

          These are the supporters he’s likely to lose, if he hasn’t done so already.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

      Yes, the movie the Bird Box portrays the Liberal Psyche. People who try to show them important but ugly things they don’t want to see become monsters in their eyes. Thus all the bad people were mishapen, poorly dressed Trump voters in league with the Devils.

  40. Pucker May 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

    Beto tries to pass himself as a Mexican and then patronizingly says to his audience of white people:

    “That’s not who we are. Now give me $5 bucks.”

    I just want to throw rotten tomatoes at him and then set fire to the stage.

    • Nightowl May 26, 2019 at 5:36 pm #

      My favorite thing about Beto is that they had to reboot his campaign,and they actually annouced it that way.

  41. JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    Nothing will happen in DC until 2020. If the Dems win it all, the country will undergo significant change as it jerks to the Left. If the 2020 candidates are any measure, uniparty control could be in the offing. If Trump wins and either or both houses go Dem, nothing will happen during the four years following.

    Lest we forget, this is what the Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution. The problem now is all issues are alarming and persistent enough to be addressed and the process cannot respond.

    Does this mean that the Constitution May be obsolete?

    ???? A lot of Leftists would say yes!

    • Epicur May 26, 2019 at 9:06 am #

      “Does this mean that the Constitution May be obsolete?

      ???? A lot of Leftists would say yes!”

      Not just leftists. Perhaps for some the cacophony of our current state is an unintended consequence, but regardless we are approaching a tipping point. In my opinion the tipping will occur when the credit bubble bursts and social cohesion cannot be maintained.

      I do not look forward to the day, but it is coming.

      “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

  42. tucsonspur May 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm #

    And why wouldn’t the Golem strike back, endlessly assailed by abuse and political assassins?

    foxnews.com/politics/mark-levin-president-trump-the-most-abused-president-in-american-history-promis…

    Let him street fight like a true New Yorker, give at least, at least as good as he’s gotten. Like to see him knock some teeth out of Obama’s grill, Pelosi’s too. Obama’s behind it all. Half white and all nigger.

    I use that term judiciously, applying it only to the likes of Cosby, OJ, and such. ‘Hope and Change’, but a more corrupt and embattled nation is what that slogan and Obama has given us.

    Go Trump, go Barr, go Durham! Time to kick some ass!

    • tucsonspur May 24, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

      Apologies for lost video.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

      Obama’s behind it all. Half white and all nigger.

      It’s you who’s half-wit and all biased.

      Obama has a job to do – to pick up the pieces of what used to be the Democratic Party.

      • tucsonspur May 24, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

        No nitwit, I’m all wit and biased with balance.

    • elysianfield May 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

      ” Half white and all nigger.”

      Tucson,
      If you believe that, you have lead a charmed, protected life.

      • tucsonspur May 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

        What can I say? It’s often that people don’t get my meaning.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

        I’m with Tusc. Their White blood makes them more capable without necessarily improving their moral character.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

          Anyone think I’m not going to adopt this phrase? Place your bets, losers.

    • pkrugman May 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

      And why wouldn’t the Golem strike back, endlessly assailed by abuse and political assassins?

      Oh, poor baby! Victim mentality. Lies, cheats, steals, throws temper tantrums… and expects not to be assailed by the mean Nancy.

  43. tucsonspur May 24, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

    He’s Cuban, but don’t give this man a cigar! All ego, drive, money and a ‘Shark’ to boot.

    yahoo.com/finance/news/aoc-mark-cuban-capitalism-125101687.html

  44. PeteAtomic May 24, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

    “I’m convinced, personally, that all this melodrama will play out against the background of a cratering global economy, tanking financial markets, and epic disruption of the established international order. Consider laying in some supplies.”

    Yeah, maybe. Thanks Jim. I think many people are grounded too far down at this point on a survival trip desperately attempting to pay down out of control payments on cars, homes & cards, all the while they are dealing with out of control kids or their own personal addictions. The palace intrigues in the grand old mansions of imperial city are too far removed for most people.
    So, again you offer good advice– lay down some supplies. That’s always good advice. I’d add spending a weekend or two if you can at some local estate sales out there to pick up some old farm implements out there for pennies. You just might need ’em.

  45. PeteAtomic May 24, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

    A lot what is happening politically at home & abroad in the domestic countries in UK or Australia, or most recently, in India– all seem to be a form of unsophisticated Kabuki theatre, complete with such bad actors such as Trump & Pelosi with their clown makeup, overtanned faces, and terrible wigs & comb-overs.

    • tucsonspur May 24, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

      “All the world’s a stage…..”

      • BackRowHeckler May 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

        Pelosi has had more than a few face lifts, plenty of skin piled up atop that head of hers..

        • JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm #

          It must hurt her to smile. The closest you ever see is a grimace.

        • Nightowl May 25, 2019 at 5:40 am #

          She looks like she has aged 10 years since Trumpi took office.

          And I won’t comment on the Schpeakers schpeeches.

  46. JohnAZ May 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm #

    What do you do when you do not have anything to do? You make stuff up .

    That is a basic description of the Democratic Party today, The party with no scruples and no ideas.

    The only thing they have is horses—t.

    The only thing that is stupider than the Democrats are the public that buys their horses—t.

  47. wwg1wga May 24, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

    *******************************************
    Distributed Infrastructure Deployment.
    got-truth.com/docs/Distributed%20Infrastructure%20Deployment.pdf

    #oathkeepers

    Q.

  48. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

    Trump gives Barr “sweeping new powers” to investigate the Conspirators? Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu (good, meet, appropriate, wonderful, dharmic, etc). He also goes around Congress to sell massive amounts of weapons to Middle Eastern allies. Not so good, but ballsy. Now will he go around them to enforce our borders?

    Bet he won’t. Of the above, the first is very personal and he has always had a ferocious desire to vindicate himself. The second is to please the Gang, his Neo-Con and Zionist friends. But the last? That would displease them greatly. And it’s only our hopes, dreams, and honor on the line – not theirs and not his. It should be his since he gave us his word. But that’s the mark of the man, being willing and able to screw the little guy. Hope I’m wrong.

    • tucsonspur May 25, 2019 at 3:39 am #

      I hope so too, J. Obama District Court judge Gilliam Jr. just today blocked Trump from building certain sections of the wall.

      But he keeps on fighting. Yeah, I guess the Neo-Cons and Zionists love that Eastward troop movement. Anyway, unless the financials get him, there’s time and so there’s hope.

    • Majella May 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm #

      You’re not wrong.

  49. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

    Roll out of Robot Delivery “Men”. The Talking Head, “We’re working with people not replacing them”. Horrible nonsense yet it flies.

  50. FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

    Who in the USA excluded the USSR from the list of winners in the Second World War?

    A storm swept across the RuNet:

    In the USA, they excluded the USSR from the list of winners in the Second World War!

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/chervonec_001/72877696/1742351/1742351_original.png

    I, too, was indignant to the depths of my soul, although there is nothing new in this, and in general, it is not clear what World War II was: who fought with whom, when and why – it is not clear.

    Hitler’s Germany was defeated by the USSR during the Great Patriotic War, and only the successor of the USSR – the Russian Federation – could decide who was an ally of the USSR in this war!

    And then I went to the website of the company Bradford Exchange, which issued a medal that caused the outrage. And it turned out that this company specializes in producing all kinds of knick-knacks, mainly of such dolls:

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/59/Gene_Marshall_doll.jpg/220px-Gene_Marshall_doll.jpg

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8f/Blythe_doll.jpg/220px-Blythe_doll.jpg

    Why the souvenirs produced by this company can worry anyone, no matter how stupid and disgusting they are?

    And after some reflection, I came to the conclusion that this is part of a campaign to incite hatred towards Trump America in Russia, which in fact treats Russia not just well, but with respect, which can change the very basis of relations between the two allies who defeated Hitler Germany, because despite the alliance, these relations were invariably bad after the murder of Roosevelt and the coming to power of Truman.

    And the campaign is successful – after all, not only people on wages, but also serious bloggers wrote serious articles about it.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 9:34 pm #

      Who murdered Roosevelt? Many think that Stalin was poisoned by his Jewish doctor.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 24, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

        He was poisoned by the Russian female painter Elizabeth Shoumatoff who was commissioned to paint a portrait of President Roosevelt and started her work around noon on April 12, 1945.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfinished_portrait_of_Franklin_D._Roosevelt

        Stalin sent his representative with the request to make a post-mortem examination, but Eleonore denied the request.

        Stalin never forgave Eleonore for that and even denied her a visa to visit USSR.

        ============

        The anti-Semitic Doctors Plot was initiated by Khrushchev with the goal to deny aging Stalin qualified medical care.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 11:44 pm #

          Are you trying to say his wife, the Communist Eleanor Roosevelt, had her husband, FDR, killed? Never heard that before, but who knows? She was an infamous person, apparently having Lesbian affairs, even one with a three hundred pound Negro actress who had appeared in Gone With the Wind.

          Jewish doctors, eh? Big problem everywhere.

          • elysianfield May 25, 2019 at 11:12 am #

            ” a three hundred pound Negro actress who had appeared in Gone With the Wind.”

            Janos,
            That might have been Butterfly McQueen….

    • Majella May 26, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

      Finca “…hatred towards Trump America in Russia, which in fact treats Russia not just well, but with respect…”

      Not according to Trump himself…that’s there’s never been a president as tough on Russia” as he has been. Is he just lying (again) or are you deluded?

  51. Stocking up…

    Shields mentioned G______ Tax tonight.

    Someone said Tesla was going down???

    You better smoke some luckies and think hard about how you’re going to feed your tank when its $25/gallon.

    youtube.com/watch?v=8iPqb_1HHKU

    The New York Times, $3

  52. Janos Skorenzy May 24, 2019 at 11:57 pm #

    Daughter of Darkness, Stay out of my life, my life. Daughter of Hecate, the Dark Mother, who loves sterility and the death of infants in the womb.

    • The so-called “heartbeat” is an electrical signal so miniscule that only sufficient technology could detect it.

      I’m not sure a microscopic smear of cells that look unremarkable are what the ancient sages had in mind considering the transit of souls to flesh.

      In fact, its pretty silly.

  53. Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2019 at 12:02 am #

    People complaining that Siri and Alexa are subservient females. Yeah why don’t we get cyber assistants who bitch at us and call us pigs. There’s a big market for that. And if they were male, that would also be sexist, right? You can’t win with the Gnostics – they want your children and then they want you dead.

    rt.com/news/460018-un-report-sexist-ai-assistants/

    Meet Q (lol), the first gender free computer personality. The future!

  54. BuckP May 25, 2019 at 12:05 am #

    With the interminable, monotonous soap opera being staged daily, without fail, in DC by the politicos, an interesting news tidbit popped up.

    A SaudiAramco prospectus, dated April 2019, revealed that the cartel traded oil during the previous two years in currencies other than the petrodollar, specifically, the yen, yuan and euro. Also, Venezuela and Iran are both evidently trading oil in yuan.

    Unfortunately, cracks are starting to appear in the cornucopian goat’s horn filled with our American abundance. This horn is better known as the petrodollar which makes our high-on-the-hog lifestyle possible (that and the printing press). Now all the saber-rattling and Gulf of Tonkin-like incidents or false flags make sense.

    I wonder if tough-talker, saber-rattler Senator Marco Rubio will be willing to send his children to die in Iran for a fiat currency and the elites’ fraudulently gained fortunes. If the draft is reinstituted, there will be no 2S deferments. This time, the rich and poor, male and female, will all be serving, fighting and dying side by side. Unlike, Nam, the poor kids won’t be the only ones asked to man-up.

    • The energy won’t be there for Iran to mobilize its supposed 34,000,000 man muster.

      Its air force is going to be taken out as a matter of course, the instant they interfere with operations in the Strait of Hormuz.

      Then what?

      I would be a shooting gallery. Crippled instantly, no mobility, no anything. What then? Shoot rockets if you got ’em, while civil unrest erupts everywhere? Get pounded in every sand-dune, every mountainside? Try and hide whats left of the regular army in the population a la the Islamic state or the Taliban?

      And why would a draft necessarily be reinstituted? Theres no reason.

      Instigating defensive attack by the US by attacking its carrier groups carrying out freedom of navigation?

      Russia built a bridge across the Crimean peninsula – can Iran do this in the strait of Hormuz?

      No my friend. No… if Americans die in the Gulf and Iran had anything to do with it, the bombing would begin next day.

      And how many American volunteers would die? With the asymmetric modern warfare… some, many, even, but nothing like the Great Wars…

      So relax, and have a Li’l Debbie snack cake.

      (This Twinkie is now known by the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm)

      • Ricechex May 25, 2019 at 1:14 am #

        This is just a random thought in what I have observed recently. I work for the federal government and we have mandatory training online. They had a new one this year. Workplace violence.

        It was a multitude of skits and scenarios with videos and quizzes. In each scenario the boss, victim, and HR rep were female, black, male, Hispanic and/or Asian. All very caring individuals ready to help out to prevent violence.

        Guess who all the violent ones were? The bad guys? ALL older white men. I call RACISM.

      • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 7:28 am #

        See now? They’ve already rotted your brain, Lil’ Snacker!

        You’re of course entirely forgetting about the economic and real world devastation that shutting off the world’s oil supply would cause, including of course the US military itself, which goes through the shit like an Appalachian coal country junky, which as it turns out, many of them actually are.

        Besides all that, the US military doesn’t really concern itself with trivial shit like personnel losses these days. They’ll send the families a souvenir flag and tell them to politely go fuck off and be done with them. They’re much more worried about (actually thankful for) expensive equipment losses and munitions expenditures, as they help ensure the monumental contractor graft flow continues unabated, which is the sole reason the military exists these days anyway.

      • elysianfield May 25, 2019 at 11:19 am #

        “(This Twinkie is now known by the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm)”

        SnakPak,
        Of course the Twinkie is/was dangerous eating.

        Place a Twinkie, or other such outrage on a sidewalk during a mid-July day. Watch the temperature rise to triple digits…notice that flies will not land on the goddamned thing. It doesn’t melt, it doesn’t rot.

      • ozone May 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

        Well jeez, now I know where to get all the Official State Propaganda and Codswallop that’s fit to print. Thanks!

      • BuckP May 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

        The US has mastered the art of the false flag. If oil tankers or American warships are attacked in the Persian Gulf, the iranians will be blamed but the wounds willlikely be self-inflicted.
        We dropped more bombs on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia than in all of WWII and still couldn’t defeat the Communist North Vietnamese. After 18 years, the Taliban are still alive and well in another mountainous country.
        Will China and Russia sit idly by as we attack another large oil supplier, who they have deemed an ally?
        Fighting a war in the mountains is no easy task. If it occurs, we will see if we Americans have the stomach for it, when it is not about freedom but currency.
        Attacking iran will unleash an asymetricresponse, specifically, world-wide terrorism of the likes we have never seen before. We had better get our international travel plans accomplished early.
        Trying to placate a populous, who still hate us for the Mossadegh overthrow and the backing of Sadaam inthe 80’s during the Iran-Iraq war which cost them over a million lives.
        I hope Trump keeps the warmongeringneocons on a leash.

  55. Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2019 at 1:29 am #

    Check out the “No More Hesitation Campaign” by the Dept of Home Land Security – all the targets where Whites, including women, kids, old men, and pregnant women.

    • malthuss May 25, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

      Link?
      You are a mad genius and Green Alba is afraid of you and Heckler.

    • Tate May 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

      That’s several years old. It would be a disaster if the DHS started issuing firearms to the ticket checkers at the airports. I’ve noticed however that they seem to have weeded out most of the negroes at DIA. Which is a very good thing as these fellas had begun to turn quite surly & overbearing.

  56. BackRowHeckler May 25, 2019 at 2:14 am #

    Q, to pick up an earlier thread, Paid Family Leave bill in Ct …

    Its 12 weeks, with the possibility of a 4 week extension, covering all employees in the state, 100% of pay replaced up to $900 per week. The definition of ‘family’ seems to include domestic partners, sick pets, and good friends.

    With the new $15 per hour mininum wage, why would anybody ever start a business here, or try to keep an existing one going? Our cities, all ‘Sanctuary Cities’ , a long time ago assumed a 3rd world hue (English speakers a minority, bars on the windows of apartments and business, empty storefronts, dead downtowns, appalling crime, everybody on welfare, whites long gone, but still expected to pay for the whole sh#tshow)

    That’s about tge size of it right now. Next on the agenda “legalize marijuana, with a special emphasis on proceeds helping people of color and the LBGTQ community”. Q, I sh#t you not.

    Brh

  57. Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2019 at 2:39 am #

    How do we tell who the Heretics are? Don’t worry about it – God will own His known. The Crusaders were His beloveds.

    youtube.com/watch?v=GEX96W1pKjM

    • BackRowHeckler May 25, 2019 at 3:25 am #

      Why are you still up?

    • Tate May 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

      Why have there been so few movies/TV series made by Hollywood about Isabella of Castille/Spain? In fact, has there ever been one?

      She was by any measure one of the greatest women in history. Elizabeth I of England couldn’t hold a candle to her in accomplishments. It’s curious that such a potential feminist icon attracts such little interest in the world of Hollywood production projects.

      • BackRowHeckler May 25, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

        There is one Tate, indirectly.

        First let me say Spain has its own film industry, based in Barcelona. I might have mentioned one of the wife’s cousins is an actress who appears in a Spanish soap opera. I seen a few clips of these programs and they are hilarious.

        A few years back there was a movie produced by Penelope Cruz called ‘Queen of Spain’. It was about actress Macareno Granada — who appeared in a few Hollywood films too — who returns to Spain after WW2 to star in a film about Queen Isabella. Its kind of a comedy about both women, Macarano Granada and Isabella.

        In Spain history starts with the civil war 1936-1939. They are proud of Columbus, who was Venetian, not Spanish, but the Spanish Main, Cortez, Pizzaro, gold mines at Potosi, Silver in Mexico, conquering the Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, the whole empire 1500-1830 etc, not so much.

        Brh

  58. Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2019 at 2:42 am #

    Yeah just pay people five an hour. That’ll fix what’s wrong with America. Even at that price, robots will be more economical, but you can’t teach an old dog like BRH new tricks. His heart is still on Normandy Beach fighting “Nazis” on behalf of the Bankers.

  59. tucsonspur May 25, 2019 at 4:03 am #

    Brh knows that it’s all going to hell. Lil nas X givin’ us some good country rap.

    And watch out for one legged blacks:

    yahoo.com/news/man-seen-knocking-down-88-133857483.html

    Looks like the line on Everest is trying to leave the world. Can’t blame ’em.

  60. tucsonspur May 25, 2019 at 4:21 am #

    Another example from NYC:

    yahoo.com/news/teen-arrested-attack-off-duty-163413984.html

    • BackRowHeckler May 25, 2019 at 6:19 am #

      Here’s what we have to look forward to if current trends persist.

      Farm Attack Activist Slaughtered at Home in South Africa.

      Sputniknews.com

      Brh

  61. Pucker May 25, 2019 at 5:07 am #

    “That’s not who we are.”

    Uncle Joe Biden

    “One of the core pillars of the EU is the free movement of labour, which allows people from EU member states to work and settle in other member states. The result was major flows of workers across borders as people from low-wage economies in Europe went to work in stronger ones that offered higher wages and better conditions. Many people in Europe supported the move, but significant numbers also saw it as a threat to their national sovereignty, culture and ways of life. Britain, especially, saw hundreds of thousands of low-skilled workers arrive from poorer states like Poland, Bulgaria and Romania. Shortly before Brexit, around one in two British people felt that membership of the EU was now undermining their nation’s cultural identity. Many now felt that the EU was turning into something quite different from the economic trading area that they had initially been promised. These worries would become central to the Brexit vote. Further evidence that the ‘permissive consensus’ was over came in 2005 when a proposed European Constitution that would have extended the EU’s reach into areas like justice and immigration was rejected by 54 per cent of the French and 61 per cent of the Dutch. In the same year, an annual survey found that only around half of people in the EU saw their EU membership as ‘a good thing’. Opposition was notably stronger among those without degrees and workers who not only struggled to relate to distant institutions but also shared a strong distrust of their political representatives and a belief that this integration was now threatening their national group. 15“

    Roger Eatwell
    National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    • Nightowl May 25, 2019 at 5:43 am #

      “Free movement of labor,” the linchpin in the neoliberal plan for the global plantation.

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 7:02 am #

      To paraphrase BillyJeff, “Depends on what the definition of ‘we’ is.” Uncle Joe tries to capitalize on the fact that some Dem voters might foolishly think that it includes ‘them’. Unless they’re part of the global capitalist class, rest assured it doesn’t.

    • Tate May 25, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

      It’s a deliberate lie calling it “Liberal Democracy.”

      We are ruled by a Mandarin class of unelected bureaucrats. That’s what ordinary people intuit. Of course, the upper-middle classes don’t regard this as of any importance since they are beholden to if not direct beneficiaries of this system.

  62. Pucker May 25, 2019 at 5:44 am #

    “That’s not who we are.”
    Uncle Joe Biden

    “The rise of political distrust across the West has been compounded by the way in which politicians increasingly look the same and have become less representative of many of the people who elect them. There has certainly been improvement in some key areas. Legislatures in major democracies like America, Britain and France are today far more representative of historically marginalized groups. In all three countries the proportion of female and ethnic-minority lawmakers recently reached record highs. America’s 115th Congress in 2017–19 was the most ethnically diverse in the country’s history. These changes should be applauded. But when it comes to groups that provide the core support to national populism–the working class and less well educated–it is an entirely different story. Today, when these groups look at their representatives they often see people who have had a completely different upbringing, lead fundamentally different lives and hold very different values.“

    Roger Eatwell
    National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 6:56 am #

      Goes without saying. Pols represent “interests” – increasingly of the “special” kind – and the one thing interests who deserve representing all share is economic clout. In a fully financialized monetary economy where literally everything has a settled value and cost the old saw “money talks and bullshit walks” is truer now than it’s ever been. To put it bluntly, the working class poor no longer has any significant value and the cost of simply ignoring them altogether is shrinking more with every passing day.

  63. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2019 at 6:32 am #

    How do we tell who the Heretics are? Don’t worry about it – God will own His known. The Crusaders were His beloveds. == Resident Nazi

    Why don’t you, Janos, bring up the full quote?

    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.

    Kill them all; let God sort them out.

    Spoken by Papal legate and Cistercian abbot Arnaud Amalric prior to the massacre at Béziers.

    And Christ has a power to order your “god” with a small “g” to enter a pig and go jump into the lake.

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 6:49 am #

      God arguments are always fun, albeit not usually all that productive. Don’t ya think?

      • FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2019 at 6:52 am #

        Begone, wretched spawn of Hell’s unholy bowels!

        • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 6:57 am #

          Such glorious hyperbole! Well done Mountain Finc!

          • GreenAlba May 25, 2019 at 8:13 am #

            That was almost Shakespearean!

            Although I’m not sure about the physiology of ‘spawn’ and ‘bowels’. I think we’re getting the functions of the engine and the exhaust a bit mixed up 🙂 .

          • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 9:49 am #

            LOL! He was caught up in the spirit.

          • ozone May 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

            We know’d he kud talk good English if’n he jest got th’ rite poke!

    • FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2019 at 6:50 am #

      Here, watch, the whole bunch of your sons-of-bitches drowning in the Lake Peipus.

      youtube.com/watch?t=586&v=EO1koyK78e4

      If you ask politely, we could repeat the show.

  64. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2019 at 7:24 am #

    Game of Thrones

    The finale of the Game of Thrones is certainly very different from the previous series, and it tells us about the changes that occur in the American intelligentsia.

    These episodes are actually a continuation of the theme of the nature of power as such, and the possibility of changing it, which was raised in The Lord of the Rings. This topic is most directly related to the crisis of the legitimacy of power in the West, which in the 20th century led to two World Wars, as I wrote in the History of Christian Art in connection with the works of Pierre Plantard, Dan Brown and Alexander Blok:


    The Twentieth Century’s more homeless still,
    And still more terrible its gloomy life;
    For even blacker and with vaster reach
    The shadow spreads from wing of Lucifer…

    The ceaseless roar outpouring from machines,
    That forge destruction through the day and night,
    The fearful knowledge of the fraud that marks
    Our petty thoughts and all our past beliefs,
    The first ascent of aeroplane in flight
    Into the void of undiscovered spheres
    And a revulsion from this life of ours
    And yet a frenzied love for life itself,
    And passion and a hate of fatherland…

    The Finale of the Game of Thrones is of course a continuation of the “Lord of the Rings”, and Daneris clearly looks like Bastinda, the Great and Terrible.

    The Dragon at the same time turns out to be an analogue of the absolute power ring and the symbol of humanity, destroying the iron throne, which was analogous to the absolute power ring in previous series, which certainly justified Bastinda.

    John and Tyrion are aware of the price of victory and decide to talk to Queen Daenerys about the need to stop the massacres:
    youtube.com/watch?v=shpJm_eO5Yk

    Daenerys delivers a victory speech in which she sets out the theory of Trotsky’s “permanent revolution”, and Tyrion, who is trying to stop her, is arrested:
    youtube.com/watch?v=f-URkVSytWg

    Tyrion explains to John that Daeneris must be stopped (killed):
    youtube.com/watch?v=nCUOsTe6O6Y
    John kills Daeneris, and Dragon in grief from losing his “mother” (Daeneris), melts the Iron Throne:
    youtube.com/watch?v=6WTWQ21Naok

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 9:48 am #

      You’re quite the cultural assimilator. Are we in the midst of an extended opium reverie perhaps this long holiday weekend?

    • For fucks sake, spoilers much? I’ve endured enough.

      It as the ratings too such a nose dive skipping the last season will be in order.

      • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

        You didn’t miss anything. It was all CGI nonsense for the teens and twenty somethings. The storyline went completely MIA.

  65. 450.org May 25, 2019 at 8:15 am #

    I read somewhere that she was going to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery to make her into a woman.

    I read this too but I can’t put my finger on where. Apparently Thai surgeons have perfected the removal of the Atom’s Apple without leaving a scar.

  66. 450.org May 25, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    I think the Gnostics may have it right. The creator God of the bible is not God but the Demiurge.

    For now there is imbalance. Too many people are blind and deaf to the impulses of spirit. Further, they feed and defend the egotistical, primal, and irrational impulses that spring forth from negative programs and energies lodged in their subconscious. Lower subverts higher. These are not isolated cases; it’s an epidemic.

    It’s clear from observation that we are born with certain genetic design flaws, such as being handicapped against using our full brain capacity and being confined to mere five-sense perception. It’s also clear that the world we enter is generally antagonistic to spirit. Thus, both “nature” and “nurture” are set in opposition to spirit from the start. Only through much divine support and spiritual strength does an individual defy material determinism and use obstacles as stepping stones toward spiritual awakening. Such cases are rare, and it seems people are generally crushed, deformed, and shaped by such stones instead, as one would expect if spirit offers no counterweight to the determinism of nature and nurture.

    Interestingly, Gnostics viewed the Demiurge as not only the fashioner of this world, but also the maker of the human race. Likewise, some modern fringe schools of thought view negative hyper-dimensional entities as our genetic creators and ongoing spacetime manipulators. Indeed, there is clearly an external malevolent variable intruding into the human equation. This suggests evil is not always the product of human failings, rather human failings are frequently the product of an external evil.

    For too many humans, their lower egos have shut the off from spirit — their personal Demiurge is corrupt and has shut them off from Nous. But this merely mirrors a more universal manifestation of same. Our world appears to be in the grip of an entitized Demiurge with a strong self-preservation instinct oriented toward control. It fashions our reality and biases the probability of events in contravention to the divine design set forth by the universal Logos. It is the matrix gone awry, the thought-form of the universe turned parasite.

    • Never prouder to be a material athiest with clear ethical and moral foundation.

      How tiresome religion is, reaching for specious and derivative theories while the wonders of nature and marvels of science gather dust in the libraries or provide seed for profiteers. The so called ‘instruction’ or rather ‘indoctrination’ of children into this debased fantasy cult is has created generations of intellectual and moral weaklings unable to extricate themselves from their archaic tribal squabblings, dragging all enlightenment down to into a gutter of blood and waste….

      Looking forward to the abortion hysterics coming soon to legislative chambers near you, another distraction by these craven and immature dupes, in their never ending quest to restrain reason and let their wretched ideology rule over all.

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

      Not familiar with all of your terms here, but much profundity nonetheless. Organized religion has always been hijacked in service of entrenched power interests. No surprise there. And just like many of our current cultural myths (9-11 was the result of foreign terrorists who hate us and not a cabal of Zionist terrorists who opportunistically planned and used it as a casus belli for perpetual war based on a blatant lie), it gradually takes on a permanent life if its own, as succeeding generations simply follow the lead of their forebears.

      Simple-minded humans have always preferred to take cold comfort in established cultural myths and their associated culturally approved institutions and leaders, rather than exercise genuine agency for their own immortal “souls” and actions. That, in a nutshell, is the true conundrum facing our world today.

      What is “true evil” and what is “true good” in the world today, and who gets to define those terms? Further, what is my responsibility as an individual for the good and evil in the world and how should I live my life in response? Indeed, is good and evil primarily “out there” in my external environment as a result of the actions of “others,” or is it primarily “in here” within my own conscious awareness, and if so, am I projecting it outward on others as well. All the rest is just arguing over trivial details.

      • K-Dog May 25, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

        That last paragraph. Seems to me you’ve a case of the ‘old time religion’; against your own rules. Or you are just moving the line of scrimmage to keep everyone confused. If so that would be a devilish thing to do!

      • K-Dog May 25, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

        That second paragraph, be careful with that.

        The American People are sacred, untouchable, a kind of mystical entity; whereas if they are seen for what they really are–gullible, not very bright, blinkered, egotistical, and actually quite violent in nature–then there is very little hope for any major social or political change. <- – Morris Berman

        That first paragraph, Yes, pre-revolutionary France. After the king this system was structured with organized religion comprising the First Estate. Nobles became the Second Estate and deplorables petite bourgeoisie and everyone else were in the Third Estate except for Mexicans who stayed in the kitchen and tried not to be noticed.

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

          ” except for Mexicans who stayed in the kitchen and tried not to be noticed.”

          youtube.com/watch?v=cwYPCFfbhZM

          Yeah, I know, he’s Spanish – nearest I could get.

          • K-Dog May 26, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

            They are very good at it. Name 1 Mexican that was involved in the French revolution. You can’t do it. See how well they hide!

          • Tate May 26, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

            Haitians played a role in the French revolution.

  67. wwg1wga May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am #

    Some say it’s just part of it.
    got-truth.com/docs/Some%20say%20its%20just%20a%20part%20of%20it.pdf

    #oathkeepers

    Q.

  68. JohnAZ May 25, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

    Can you just imagine the Democrat planning conferences:

    What does the media say?

    Read Trump’s tweets.

    What did Hannity, Ingraham say last night?

    Sum it up and line by line, profess the opposite view.

    Season it up with a little name calling.

    Release it to the MSM, all the pundits, the DNC and all the 2020 presidential candidates.

    That is so within 20 minutes after release, all Liberal elements are saying exactly the same thing, impeach, constitutional crisis, cover up, no Wall, no border crisis, collusion, Mueller, obstruction. I have yet to find a single Democrat that disagrees with a single item on the Democrat agenda. There are no individuality or common sense here.

    One of the greatest weaknesses of the other side’s response is the lack of coordination like this. I actually give the Left credit for this ability, but despise its effect on Washington DC.

  69. JohnAZ May 25, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    Speaking of which

    How about the reaction of the Dem pool to the declassification agenda now that their butts are under investigation. Ha! Now we do not want anything released that might point fingers at us.

    What a bunch of lying, hypocritical a holes the Dems are.

    GOP too.

    Eliminate the Deep State. Drain the swamp. There is only one group in DC who is capable of doing it.

    • 450.org May 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

      There is only one group in DC who is capable of doing it.

      What group would that be? I’m genuinely curious. I agree the political duopoly is part & parcel of what stymies progress, however, it must be pointed out that the unwashed have substantially varying perspectives about what constitutes progress. Denying women abortions is not progress. It’s the exact opposite. It’s Sharia law, American style.

      Progress is an effective and expeditious path forward to a sustainable world where humans learn to live in harmony and in balance with nature. Forcing women to carry epidemic consumers to term is not in keeping with that. Abortion is a symptom of a world out of balance. Balance the world and abortion will take care of itself.

      • Majella May 26, 2019 at 10:54 pm #

        Likewise 450.org. Who is this ‘only one group’?

        Given the identity of the poster of the statement, it’ll be a cadre of white, Christian fundies, who actually believe that Trump is God-appointed, that all his outrageous critics are just godless commie LGBTQ fag scum who come from Calif/New Eng.

    • PeteAtomic May 26, 2019 at 9:18 am #

      “What a bunch of lying, hypocritical a holes the Dems are.
      GOP too.
      Eliminate the Deep State. Drain the swamp. There is only one group in DC who is capable of doing it.”

      10 battalions of armed men from the northern Midwest and mountain states?

      🙂

      • Majella May 26, 2019 at 10:50 pm #

        Replace one repressive regime with another? “Say hello to the new boss, same as the old boss.”

  70. To New York Times printed acres of column inches on the CIA/Barr episode, but not yet revealing of any connection between Mr. Masfud and the MI6, MI5, or CIA other than to say MI5 was aware of FBI investigations in the UK.

    An absence of evidence, but all looks to be revealed soon.

    • pkrugman May 25, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

      Good. We must reveal the oranges.

  71. tucsonspur May 25, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    Yes, the poor. Be grateful you’re not among them. They’re trapped and on the edge, living with apprehension from day to day.

    Be grateful you’re not on the $400 line:

    thestranger.com/slog/2019/05/24/40299241/a-400-dollar-emergency-would-overwhelm-the-budgets-of-nearl…

    Many would love to make 50k/yr. Many don’t. Many ballplayers are now near or above $30 million/yr.

    Again, some perspective on market appetites, fairness, capitalism, morality, etc., by the numbers:

    It would take the 50k bloke 600 years to earn what that ballplayer makes in one.

    Market Forces

    Social Structure

    Feed the Vultures

    Economic Rupture

    • Tate May 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm #

      Some phenomena belong to Mediocristan; some to Extremistan. Human height variation & intelligence belong to the former, wealth to the latter. But no worries: human happiness belongs to the former.

    • Tate May 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

      “There is no room in one’s life for bad news or a wrong decision. You are condemned to an existence that’s humanly impossible. And this is what the rich and the safe expect of those who are at the bottom. It’s how they judge the people on the streets. Those filthy men and women are labeled as lazy, as lacking character, as morally lackadaisical.”

      How does this author know what the rich & the safe universally think? This is a caricature. My experience is that those most likely to think in this moralizing way are those closest to being one of those unfortunates themselves.

      • Ol' Scratch May 26, 2019 at 8:07 am #

        My experience is that those most likely to think in this moralizing way are those closest to being one of those unfortunates themselves.

        Probably true, but who better to judge the effects of policies pushed by the rich than the deplorables? Implying individual character based on individuals’ actions is always problematic, but in the end, judging the effects of the policies themselves strongly implies intent, or at the very least intent to ignore. Either way, the rich can’t have it both ways and blame it on “the system,” while avoiding individual moral culpability altogether.

        “Are we our brother’s keeper,” as their religious dictates command them, or is that all just eyewash for occasional pious Sunday mornings in church? I think we all know the answer to that.

        • Tate May 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

          “It’s easier for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle than to enter the gates of Heaven,” said Christ. The rich are practiced in deception & less likely to moralize in the simplistic way described. If anything, nowadays, they posture in exactly the opposite way, to condone illegal entry into this country for instance.

          • Majella May 26, 2019 at 11:02 pm #

            I believe it’s actually – ” It is easier for a camel to go through the Eye of the Needle than for a rich man to enter heaven’.

            Yet so much of the current evangelical ‘revivalism’ is driven by the bullshit “Prosperity Gospel”. In this particularly obscene corruption of ‘religion’, the poor saps are induced into thinking that adherence to ‘Christ’ (actually their fraudster ‘Pastor’) and spending money INTO the ‘Church’ will give them the financial wealth they so desperately seek.

            It’s worse than Amway – at least with Amway you get a garage full of useless overpriced product.

          • Tate May 27, 2019 at 1:28 am #

            We can agree on this at least.

    • malthuss May 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm #

      I see mostly newer looking cars on the road.

      • Tate May 25, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

        Aren’t most of them leased?

        • malthuss May 26, 2019 at 12:50 am #

          at $300-900 a month

          + gas, insurance, upkeep.

    • BackRowHeckler May 25, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

      The Day of Reckoning is coming for MLB, TS.

      The fanbase just isn’t there to support these astronomical salaries. There are a lot of empty seats at some of these stadiums. The Orioles, the Rays, the Royals, I could see one of these teams folding pretty soon.

      Don’t get me wrong I love MLB but they’ve priced themselves right out of the market; a bunch of bad teams out there people don’t want to see.

      brh

      • Q. Shtik May 25, 2019 at 9:30 pm #

        I am totally indifferent to baze a bol.

  72. malthuss May 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm #

    GARY INDIANA

    youtube.com/watch?v=Pur2pPxxsqc

    • PeteAtomic May 25, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

      wow that’s nuts

      • malthuss May 26, 2019 at 12:49 am #

        The USA [pre 1980 USA] has been destroyed.

        Immigration.

        Increase in Blacks [13 million to 43 million]

        Clinton > NAFTA and China gets most favored nation status.

        • PeteAtomic May 26, 2019 at 8:55 am #

          I watched that vid and just thought about how much waste there is. It’s amazing. I don’t understand why a school district wouldn’t at least of saved all of those fixtures, chairs/tables, band uniforms, etc.

          too much waste

          • malthuss May 26, 2019 at 11:43 am #

            Yes. There is the theme of repurposing. saving fixtures, beams, metal.

          • Tate May 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

            That’s what the Misesians talk about, the misallocation of resources by a market economy whose pricing mechanism has been corrupted.

            People complain about overspending & waste & then are surprised when abandonment inevitably occurs? If our markets aren’t managed correctly, they will be indifferent to your concerns. You could have been there to buy up all those fixtures, chairs/tables, band uniforms. Why weren’t you?

  73. malthuss May 26, 2019 at 12:52 am #

    Janos, I have a question for you.
    about the color of crime.

  74. JohnAZ May 26, 2019 at 1:44 am #

    Avenatti, Brennan, Beto, Bernie, laid off people at CNN are just a few late folks that are going to find out that when the Democratic Party sold its soul to the Devil, loyalty was one of the attributes that was omitted by the whoremasters. All you folks, you are on your own. The DNC is about to cut your throat.

  75. SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 4:34 am #

    Can a Golem be redeemed? If such a thing can even be then our Golem desperately needs redemption. Yes, we did make him so that he could knock down their castle. Yes, we did make him to be a Wall Builder. And he recited these things to us and swore to his promises. But he wandered from his purpose and fell under the spell of new masters. They will destroy him once he is no longer useful to them. We will too now. But it could all be different if he would just remember his words and knock down the Edifice of Oppression and build the Wall once and for all. There isn’t anything left to lose so why not? If it is done now simply for retaliation and vindication it is of no concern. For our cause is Just and Holy.

    • Majella May 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm #

      What is this “Edifice of Oppression” of which you speak, SSL?

      Do you really think that your imaginary Wall (which was always metaphoric in any case) will deliver some kind of promised land to you?

      “Just & Holy” causes? Plenty of religions – both mainstream & fruitcake – have claimed that badge of honor. The Holy Crusades in medieval times, ISIS more recently, all combatants on either side in the WWs (God wasn’t confused by being on BOTH sides?)

      And how, you. Great company you keep.

  76. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2019 at 4:51 am #

    Eternal Call and the Game of Thrones

    The title of this post is called “Eternal Call” in honor of the book and film in which the future Voland, temporarily turning into a Russian nationalist by the name of Lakhnovsky, presents a plan first in the form of an officer of the gendarme branch of the Russian Empire, and then in the form of an officer of the Abwehr.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Call

    This plan, known in Russia as the Dulles plan, is in fact part of what I call the “Black World Project of the West”, but naturally the “holy” Bernard of Clairvaux did not consider that “man wants to live and eat”, and live as long as possible, and eat as sweet as possible, but the fact that these words, becoming ideology, allow the “people of the spirit”, which he considered real Christians, to manage millions of “people with a cross on their necks”, as well as the fact that the hatred “towards people with Jewish blood” makes it possible to turn millions of Orthodox Christians into adherents of what he considered Catholicism and I call the Fourth Crusade.

    And it is not surprising that the first person to publish the “Dulles Plan” in 1993 in the newspaper “Soviet Russia” was the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga John (in the world Ivan Matveevich Snychev). And even assuming that this entire article belongs to his pen, the difference between the caution with which he mentions such a source as the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, with the confidence with which he attributes the following words to the CIA creator Allen Dulles:

    Having sowed chaos in Russia, we will imperceptibly substitute their values for false ones and make them believe in these false values. How? We will find our like-minded people, our assistants and allies in Russia itself. Episode by episode, the tragedy of the death of the most rebellious people on Earth, the final, irreversible extinction of their self-consciousness will be played out, grandiose in scale.

    From literature and art, we will gradually eradicate their social essence. We will disaccustom the artists, discourage them from being engaged in depicting of those processes that take place in the depths of the masses.

    Literature, theaters, cinema – everything will depict and glorify the most base human feelings.

    We will in every way support and raise the so-called creators, who will implant and grind into the human consciousness the cult of sex, violence, sadism, betrayal – in a word, all immorality.

    In government, we will create chaos, confusion.

    We will quietly, but actively and constantly contribute to the tyranny of officials, bribe takers, unprincipled. Red tape will be elevated to virtue. Honesty and decency will be ridiculed and no one will need them, they will turn into a relic of the past. Rudeness and arrogance, lies and deceit, drunkenness and drug addiction, animal fear of each other and shamelessness, betrayal, nationalism and enmity of peoples, above all hostility and hatred of the Russian people: we will cultivate all this deftly and imperceptibly.

    And only a few, very few will guess or understand what is happening. But we will put such people in a helpless position, turning into a ridicule. Find a way to slander them and declare the dregs of society.

    And it is not surprising that it was he, because if you look closely, it becomes clear that Lakhnovsky’s words are directed not so much against “communist fanaticism”, but rather against Christ.

    And the words in this article about such a dubious source as the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and their publisher Nilus are most likely inserted by one of his students – I can not imagine that Metropolitan John did not know about the attitude toward Nilus of Metropolitan of Leningrad Saint Seraphim Chichagov, who expelled Nilus from the Optina Hermitage.

    But the most interesting thing is that before the plan was applied in the USSR to the Soviet people, or as we now understand to the Russian and Orthodox peoples, which became part and parcel of the Soviet People during the Great Patriotic War, it was used in the United States on the American people in the course of fierce fights between pop art – abstract expressionism, and, as it has been repeatedly in Russia, the World Projects turned upside down, as pop art in the person of Jasper Johns and Leo Castelli defended “Orthodox” values and abstract expressionism spawned “American intellectuals”, which eventually turned into a social base of Clinton-Nazism.

    And for Russia it is critically important, because Clinton-Nazism, through the Ministry for Combating Education, is now penetrating Russia and no one can predict what consequences this will have.

    But the finale of the Game of Thrones, which I described in a previous post, as well as aggressive attacks on it in the liberal press, showed that I was right and it was really perceived by the Americans as an attack on Hillary Clinton and the Black World Project.

    And although no one has read the previous post, and certainly no one watched the videos from Game of Thrones presented by me, but I assure you, my dear readers, that these videos mean a very important thing: it is precisely that the American intelligentsia, or rather the American intellectuals, are beginning to recover from abstract expressionism, which degenerated into Clinton-Nazism.

    And perhaps this also caused the appointment of John Durham, some of the results of which I described in this post May’s Resignation, the Nutcase Nancy, and Medvedev’s Stagnation.

    • Ol' Scratch May 26, 2019 at 8:16 am #

      So you’re saying that Dany represented HRC? Yeah, I can definitely see the parallels there.

      Although the final two seasons were largely panned due to lack of coherent plot content and a greatly accelerated timeline . To many special effects and a schizoid plot structure. Not to mention the inherent stupidity of yet another variation on the zombies (who turned out not to be all that formidable at all!) trope.

  77. Pucker May 26, 2019 at 5:01 am #

    What do you think of the Digital Divide? And what-the-fuck do you want me to do about it?

    • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 1:50 pm #

      The digital divide is shrinking. But since you offered I think you should go on a crusade of sorts to get everybody online :-). You’ll be out in remote places for long periods of time. But then the stories you could tell would be amazing.

  78. Pucker May 26, 2019 at 5:17 am #

    What do you think of narcissistic Liberals? Or is this a rhetorical question? What advice do you have for a bloke with irritable bowel syndrome wearing one of those purple funky hazmat suits?

    “Moreover, the legal scholar Cass Sunstein has shown how social media plays a role in polarizing voters by targeting messages at like-minded people. Empirical evidence points to the fact that many people on both sides of the political divide are highly selective in what they read and tend to see opposing views as deceitful even when the information comes from expert sources. 28 These issues are linked closely to political correctness, which is targeted by national populists who argue that the closing down of debate over difficult issues like immigration has been encouraged by distant and more culturally liberal academic, urban and political elites. ‘I think the big problem this country has’, said Trump in 2015, ‘is being politically correct.’ His opponents in the media responded by attacking his braggadocio, xenophobia and sexism giving rise to his recurring complaints about ‘fake news’. But national populists do have a point. Even left-leaning scholars like Mark Lilla link the growing polarization of America to the rise of ‘identity liberalism’, an increasing fixation or near-total obsession among Democrats and the liberal left with race, gender and ‘diversity’ rather than traditional left-wing concerns like how to improve conditions for all workers and tackle inequality. 29 The scale of this polarization is reflected in a growing tendency to view these issues from a partisan perspective. In 2017, for example, the Pew Research Center found that while 95 per cent of African American Democrats and 73 per cent of white Democrats agreed that ‘white people benefit from advantages in society that black people do not have’, only 23 per cent of Republicans agreed. 30 While these views are partly a reaction to ongoing racism and discrimination, Lilla rightly argues there has emerged a new generation of liberals who are ‘narcissistically unaware of conditions outside their self-defined groups, and indifferent to the task of reaching out to Americans in every walk of life’. Hillary Clinton talked much about African Americans, Latinos, LGBT communities and women, but she spoke much less about working-class whites without degrees. When large numbers instead turned to Trump they were presented as ‘angry white men’, a misleading caricature that in Lilla’s eyes absolves liberals of recognizing how their obsession with diversity encouraged these voters to think of themselves as a disadvantaged group who were being ignored and whose identity was under threat. They were reacting against the growing rhetoric of diversity, or what they saw as ‘political correctness’.“

    Roger Eatwell
    National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    • malthuss May 26, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      the task of reaching out to Americans in every walk of life’.

      Hillary Clinton talked much about
      African Americans, Latinos, LGBT communities and women,
      but she spoke much less about working-class whites without degrees.

      —a degree wont guarantee. o say I see.

    • Tate May 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

      “President Bill Clinton announced to applause in 1998 that America’s white majority was doomed to demographic displacement:
      Today, largely because of immigration, there is no majority race in Hawaii or Houston or New York City. Within five years there will be no majority race in our largest state, California. In a little more than 50 years there will be no majority race in the United States.
      [Applause]

      “This kind of demographic triumphalism has become central to the Democratic Party’s strategy of assembling a coalition of the margins of American life—e.g., blacks, immigrants, Jews, Muslims, billionaires, transgenders, lesbians, and felons—united only by their resentment of core Americans.

      “Recently, though, Establishment figures have started to notice that some core Americans resent their inundation. It has therefore become more common to try to walk back this famous forecast, as a recent New York Times headline declared:
      Why the Announcement of a Looming White Minority Makes Demographers Nervous

      “…Mary Waters, a sociologist at Harvard University, remembered being stunned when she saw the research. ‘It was like, ‘Oh wow, these nerdy projections are scaring the hell out of people,’ she said.”

      Steve Sailer, 5/15/19

  79. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 8:26 am #

    Yes, we did make him so that he could knock down their castle. Yes, we did make him to be a Wall Builder.

    Stop tooting your horn. You didn’t make anything. You’re being used every bit as much as Trump is being used. If “they” didn’t want him, “they” would have put a bullet through his head long ago or poisoned his tea or Big Mac. He’s the perfect foil and you all are the perfect doltish dupes. Doltish, mindless dupes who are so stupid they think “white” culture in Louisiana can somehow miraculously be compared to puritanical “white” culture in New England when there is no comparison. New Orleans was a immoral, evil, lascivious & lecherous abomination to the Puritans. The only thing they shared in common with those who ran the joint was the color of the pigment in their skin. Otherwise, culturally in every other conceivable way, they were world’s apart and the remnants of those cultural folkways still are.

    • Q. Shtik May 26, 2019 at 11:01 am #

      Doltish, mindless dupes who are so stupid – 450

      =============

      I’m going to take those pejorative adjectives above as a slim opening where I can once again slam my b-i-l, Peter. On any number of occasions, even after being informed that he has it all wrong, he has said dillard when he means dullard. I wonder to myself, does the letter u look to Peter like the letter i? Well there is certainly no dot over it and it has two thingies pointing upward, not just one. Once he had gotten it in his mind that the word was dillard neither heaven nor earth could change it.

      • elysianfield May 26, 2019 at 11:28 am #

        “Once he had gotten it in his mind that the word was dillard neither heaven nor earth could change it.”

        Q,
        Perhaps an affectation?

        A buddy of mine had a business in China, called “360 Interchange”…I always referred to it as “360 Intercourse”. He would always correct me, and I would always say…”yeah”….

      • malthuss May 26, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        You corrected my english?
        I mentioned that I found that story.

      • Tate May 26, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

        Your b-i-l sounds like he knows something you don’t.

        youtube.com/watch?v=Sj30vUMq16o

    • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

      As if you are not being used Janet? According to you we are all tools. We are all golems then. And what to make of your avoidance of my point? The one you intentionally missed since you chose only two sentences to call out? You just go into one of your typical racially charged diatribes. Clearly it involves your fear and hatred of White people. We’ve been through this before.

  80. Ol' Scratch May 26, 2019 at 8:28 am #

    A Sunday morning goodread:

    After Multiple Deployments, Coming Home to a Changed Country

    The suburbanization of one soldier’s Nebraska hometown becomes a metaphor for the civilian-military divide and our failed war policies.

    By JOHN Q. BOLTON • May 10, 2018

    No, not that John Bolton!

    “I found people expecting me to confirm things they already believed about our military in order to affirm their confidence in America. The trouble is I don’t share that confidence. My 40 months deployed since 2006 have left me with a hard edge. To be sure, I am proud of my country and certainly feel a strong desire to continue service past my thankfully short time left in uniform. But I temper that loyal desire with hard-earned realism about the capacity of the military to deliver on the blind faith the public reposes.

    Perhaps condescendingly, I felt most people back home were naïve or at least perpetually misinformed. Consideration or debate beyond the platitudes didn’t occur. No matter their education or worldliness, most Americans retain their supremely American-esque limited interest in politics and foreign and military policy. Much-needed realism, if not satire, is absent from our sacred military, because the public either regards it as sacrosanct or detestable. Worst of all, the public is apathetic about their military.

    From otherwise considerate and intelligent friends and family I heard comments like “Hope your killing lots of those f–kers” and “Kick some ass over there,” despite the lack of any serious, let alone existential, threat to the American homeland posed by extremists in Afghanistan. Even well-meaning people, it seems, don’t want to understand what our policies hath wrought, at home and abroad.

    Many consider it patriotism, but this feeling is specious, insipid, and self-destructive. Calls to “do something” ignore the two-fold genesis of terrorist threats against us: domestic instability in Islamic countries and American actions. The truth is that America is exhausting itself in internecine wars of choice across the greater Middle East—actions that exacerbate instability. War has bankrupted our nation during a time of effective peace, without any discernible threat comparable to the costs, though the media certainly doesn’t help the public see the threat clearly. The wars have also contributed to our fractured politics, as we ignore guns versus butter by using debt and conduct specious freedom versus security arguments.

    America is “fast becoming a country undone by war.” As Christianity declines, Americans have chosen a less demanding, syncretic national religion: military hero worship. I’m not a hero, but I felt people wanted me to affirm their beliefs. Rather than turn a skeptical eye toward our militarized foreign policy, Americans seem determined to support the military regardless of cost or efficacy.

    I think serious military professionals should find this insulting and disheartening. The military isn’t sacred and its members aren’t all heroes (though military heroes undoubtedly exist in droves). Tragically, military hero worship has created a separate caste of military professionals: effective, well-trained, and distant. It has made the cost of our wars palatable because the human dimension is absent from discussion. Ironically, the military doesn’t have a supply problem—it has a demand problem. It is over-extended, to the detriment of other elements of national power.

    After a career fighting them, I can attest that America’s wars are harmful to our people, politics, and liberty—a “form of prolonged ritual suicide.” With no unifying vision or principles, huge swaths of the people have turned tribal. This Sunni versus Shiite breakdown of the American electorate will release shards that leave permanent cultural wounds.”

    John Q. Bolton is an Army officer recently returned from Afghanistan and has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade. An Army aviator, he holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from American Military University, and a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the Command and General Staff College. This article represents his personal views, not those of the U.S. Army, the Defense Department, or the U.S. government.

    theamericanconservative.com/articles/after-multiple-deployments-coming-home-to-a-changed-country/

    • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

      I wish our military would defend the integrity of our own borders. If we are not involved in war that directly threatens the homeland then we shouldn’t have any troops stationed overseas.

  81. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 8:34 am #

    I see mostly newer looking cars on the road.

    It’s yet another, of so many, example of the class war. Increasingly, the “market” is making it impossible for the poor, who’s numbers are growing, to leave their immediate surroundings. Public transportation is dying on the vine with budget cuts as far as the eye can see. The “market” makes buying a used car cost prohibitive via higher interest rates and, get this, higher insurance rates. See, used cars don’t have all the latest, greatest life-saving technology so insurance companies are using this to charge exorbitant premiums to those who can only afford increasingly unaffordable used cars. If the slaves have no means to make it to work where they labor for next to nothing, a pittance, how do the elite expect to continue their lavish lifestyles where the unwashed wipe their gnarly asses 24/7?

    • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2019 at 10:56 am #

      ” … impossible for the poor, whos numbers are growing”.

      Yeah, they’re coming in 10,000 per week, from all over the wretched 3rd world.

      Brh

      • 450.org May 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

        If the likes of Stephen Miller are willing to pick peanuts, or watermelon, for peanuts, then corporations will refuse to hire the “illegals” and they won’t come any longer. What I’d give to see ALL of DC picking watermelons and peanuts and cotton and litter for the rest of their born days as penance for their debauchery. It would be grande, wouldn’t it? Or do you think that’s not very nice and it’s much more fun to pick on defenseless women & children at the border? Is that more your speed? About as brave as you get?

      • Majella May 26, 2019 at 11:24 pm #

        The illegals aren’t the issue, in this instance.

        It’s the current ‘middle class’ (ha!) American who’s just had her job canned, or switched to a zero-hour contract, or just had a medical event and the deductible is so much she can’t meet it so will probably lose her home…and so it goes in the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave.

  82. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    The following incomplete list comprises what is part & parcel of the root of the problem. These various dimensions protect the root and enable the weeds to flourish.

    1. The media. Trump’s wrong, it’s not fake news. It’s propaganda which is much more insidious & clever than mere fake news. That means all the conservative media too. It’s all duplicitous propaganda meant to sell the destruction of our planet via rampant, mindless consumption of shit no one needs.

    2. The political duopoly. Wall Street owns and controls both parties and, yes, that includes Donald Trump. If Wall Street didn’t like Trump. he’d be Six Feet Under right now. The fact his supporters support him is proof of how braindead they really are. They are some of the dumbest humans to ever live, if you can call what they do living.

    3. The lawyers. Lawyers are scumbags. It’s a dishonorable profession despite the few rare exceptions who have a conscience and some semblance of morals & principles. Dick the Butcher knew what to do with lawyers. Modern man has no idea.

    4. The NGOs. The NGOs are used to soften a target country for the financial predators to swoop in and steal the target country’s resources and keep said target country in a perpetual state of controlled chaos as the predators of finance pick the carcass clean and draw the last drops of blood from every unturned stone.

    5. Least, but not last, the political consultants. They are the true devil’s advocates. Immoral, or amoral, scumbags. The worst of the worst.

    Beware the political consultants, for they are the devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, they connive and kill for sport, or lust or greed. Yes, they will murder their brother to possess their brother’s land. Let them not breed in great numbers, for they will make a desert of their home and yours. Shun them. Drive them back into their jungle lair: For they are the harbingers of death.

    The Evolving Business of Political Consulting

  83. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 9:12 am #

    The Gas Chambers were to delouse clothes and prevent disease. They saved lives. They were very small – too small for killing lots of people. The big, bogus, tourist gas chambers were built after the War.

    What else? Do you still believe in the Bars of Soap and Lampshades too? Even the Jews admit that was all a lie now. Can you please try harder, Kesa?

    After all, we make the Trains run on time.

    Some odd capitalization. Donald likes to do this too. Hmmm…

    Also, where is the SPLC when you need it most? You would think that magnanimous, altruistic organization would be all over this comment section with comments like the one above. I guess they’re too busy chasing skirt to be bothered.

    MORRIS DEES AND HIS HISTORY OF ALLEGED RACISM: OUSTED SPLC CHIEF HAS A CONTROVERSIAL PAST

    • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 10:12 am #

      450.org

      “Some odd capitalization. Donald likes to do this too. Hmmm…”

      Donald has the excuse of some German parentage which perhaps peeps partially through subconsciously in the occasional capitalisation of nouns! I thought this might be the case with Janos but he recently confided that his ancestry is British. I don’t think he’d choose that at all as a lie, given we Brits are a ‘fallen’ race in Janos’ ‘cosmology’, to borrow someone else’s term. It’s a cross he bears with some reluctance, I think.

      The mega-crass comment about the gas chambers (sorry, Gas Chambers) lends credence to previous suggestions that the Janos entity’s function on here is to draw moths to the neo-Nazi flame to have their flapping monitored by those who like to keep an eye on such things.

      It seems to work with the likes of Revilo, JiminBerchtesgaden and a few others having come out of the woodwork as proud neo-nazi boys. I feel, despite her explicit pining for a white Christian caliphate (sorry White Christian Caliphate), complete with American Ayatollah, that SSL is such an impressionable character that she could probably be debriefed and de-radicalised by the right person. A young, really handsome Christian evangelical but with strong anti-fascist beliefs – based firmly in his Christianity – might do the trick, if he had a way with words. 🙂

      • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 10:13 am #

        Tongue firmly in cheek, SSL, don’t flap 🙂

      • elysianfield May 26, 2019 at 11:41 am #

        . A young, really handsome Christian evangelical”

        Alba,
        Would an as yet un-indicted Youth Pastor do?

      • 450.org May 26, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

        Good stuff, GA. Thanks. I’m sure you’re familiar with Ron Unz, aren’t you? If not, here’s a link. Think of hundreds, nay thousands, just like Janos, communing and comparing their toothbrush moustaches, and you have The Unz Review.

        • Tate May 26, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

          Are you seawhelp?

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

          I had heard his name on here, 450, but knew no more than that.

          I have now followed your link and learned that Brexit is all about Israel, which is to be the UK’s gateway to the world after Brexit.

          Corbyn is to be kept out because he may stymie this union of destinies. Or something.

          My brain has now melted and flows like magma gently down to the Sea of Bewilderment.

          I

          Give

          Up.

          🙂

          • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

            How about Pedro Buttplug? Does he fill the bill?

            Check out the front page of the NY Post today, features the hateful anti white rhetoric coming out of DiBlassio’s BOE. Even you white lefties — ones with children and grandchildren — have to be a little concerned. After all, yes, you are protected by your sinecures at the university and foundations, but what about your litte ones, what’s going to protect them?

            Brh

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

            Sorry, brh, even if my brain hadn’t must melted I wouldn’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

            My sinecures at the university?

            Foundations?

            Pedro Buttplug?

            Whaaaaaaat??

            I charge £20 an hour for my editorial services, brh – would you work for that? £16 after tax. And I don’t even bother to claim overheads. And even that work is almost dried up. That’s the phenomenal gain that a degree got me. I’m sure you can see how such wealth would catapult me out of the slave class. Really, brh, grow up.

            And I can’t be bothered finding out what a BOE is either.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

            *just*

          • Tate May 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

            Unz allows a diversity of opinions to be expressed on his website. I thought we were all about diversity, lol?

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

            I’ve read one article, Tate. How could I possibly comment on his diversity of output?

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

            And I’m not ‘all about diversity’. I’m about lots of things, most of which you know nothing about.

          • elysianfield May 26, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

            “£16 after tax”

            Alba,
            How much is that in REAL money?

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

            EF

            The currency converter of which you too could have availed yourself says that today it’s $20.34. Which sounds better, obviously!

            Still, I don’t think it puts me up there with the er…metropolitan elite.

          • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

            Hey GA you need a new PM. How about nominating Ali Khan, Lord Mayor of London. First item on the agenda: convert St Pauls Churh into a giant Mosque. You can watch the cross topple like we’ve watched our Confederates monuments topple.

            Brh

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

            I don’t think you’ve quite got the system, brh. What is about to be voted for is a new leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

            This will be up to the Parliamentary Conservative Party and the Conservative Party Membership.

            As I am not part of either of these august entities, I deserve no say in the matter. Neither does Sadiq, who is a member of the Labour Party.

            EVENTUALLY, there will be an election, in which the leader of the winning party will become PM.

            In the meantime, I’d put my money on the blond buffoon becoming leader of the Tory party and hence PM for the duration, unelected by da peepul exactly like Tearful Treeza.

            I could of course join the Tory party in order to try to influence the vote, then leave. There is a precedent for this sort of thing (when lots of Tories joined the Labour party to try to keep Jeremy out of the leadership) but the parties have got wise to it and I believe they now insist on a minimum length of membership before granting party leadership voting rights.

            So I’m but an observer, exactly like yourself. If I had to choose I’d go for Rory Stuart (a Brexiter) but he has no chance.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

            Boris played a long game and it looks like he will win.

            As I’ve mentioned before, it is known that during the Brexit campaign, he wrote two polar opposite columns for the Telegraph (for which he gets more than his previous ministerial salary). One supported Brexit and the other made an equally strong case for Remain.

            In the cold light of day, Boris had a good think about which choice would more likely propel him to the position of Prime Minister. And he seems to have chosen the right one.

            However, since Boris has a lot of fans (and was a keen pusher, if not creator of yon promise on the side of the bus), had he chosen Remain, it might just have tipped the balance entirely the other way, since there was so little in it.

            So Boris might have ended up PM either way one day.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

            You may not have heard of Rory Stewart, brh (sorry not Stuart), but you may. Some Hollywood bod wants to make a film of his life. Might be Brad Pitt, but don’t quote me.

            He’s a quiet-spoken, thoughtful chap. Fought in Afghanistan and did an excellent historical TV series on the Border country (ours). No oil painting, though, which is a hindrance these days.

            His dad was a top level spook, which I try not to let influence my judgement!

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stewart_(diplomat)

            I know you like history…

      • Tate May 26, 2019 at 12:57 pm #

        Oboy, which way to run with this one.

        That Janos might be a honey-trap? Well, at least you’re ‘safe’, GA.

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

          You say ‘Oboy’, Tate, as if it were the first time you had seen ‘this one’.

          It’s been mentioned multiple times but it didn’t come from me.

          I’ve never liked honey, so yes. I’m more of a Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry fan. Less cloying. Traps don’t work that well with me – I rarely want what they offer.

          • Tate May 26, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

            It is the first time I have seen ‘this one.’ By ‘this one,’ I mean your comment taken as a whole. I’m not sure what you’re referring to by ‘it’ in “It’s been mentioned…”. That ‘Janos’ might be a honey-trap? That wouldn’t surprise me at all.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

            Thanks for adding to the confusion 🙂

          • Tate May 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

            Just following your MO.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

            Thank you – I believe imitation is flattery. Or something.

      • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

        Wow Alba isn’t that so cute. Interesting theory but those type of accusations are a dime a dozen on this forum. K-Dog was certain that I was SoftJanosLite or something like that until the last thread. Then because I put two words together in one sentence (you helped him notice it and he was eternally grateful) he then announced a eureka moment in which he bestowed me with individuality.

        The point is you can lob around accusations all day and it really doesn’t matter because there is no way to prove it one way or the other. But can you actually convincingly argue your points? I’m partial to the White Ayatollah by the way. You can never beat the logic of an ultra nationalist race realist.

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

          SSL

          I know you’re partial to the Ayatollah, you said so. That’s why I quoted you.

          I didn’t accuse you of being JanosLite.

          “You can never beat the logic of an ultra nationalist race realist.”

          You can’t argue with the logic of gas ovens as a way of removing millions of Jews either. It’s not about logic; it’s about the kind of society you prefer.

          I’m not one for caliphates of any kind, thanks.

          • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

            You missed my point precisely. I never said you accused me of being JanosLite. But you are making an accusation about him and my point is at the end of it it is just another of many theories thrown around here. Perhaps his statement was intentionally sarcastic because the line of discussion became a bit silly? And again I never suggested a caliphate would be good for you. You have made it crystal clear that race and culture are dubious to you altogether anyway.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

            I’m not making an accusation about him. I’m saying there have been accusations previously. And his statement lends credence to that.

            You think his statement was intentionally sarcastic?

            You seem to lack a sense of basic decency. And the way you keep defending Janos gets a bit pathetic, don’t you think? Don’t you think he can defend himself?

            “And again I never suggested a caliphate would be good for you. “

            What did you have in mind for me? Am I to hang from the walls or just go in the stocks? I take it you will be rescinding the 1st Amendment in your caliphate? Otherwise there wouldn’t be much point in having a caliphate, would there?

            I never said race and culture were dubious. I think people who obsess about them above all else are dubious.

          • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

            Of course he can defend himself. And I didn’t think I had made a defense other than saying basically that accusations are just that….accusations. I don’t have anything in mind for you Alba lol. We live in different countries far away from one another so I can’t imagine an occasion where I could impose anything on you. As if I would do such a thing anyway. See I should be offended and taken aback but I refrain because the totalitarian thing is just a grenade that is always going to be thrown in these discussions. If you don’t want to live in our society you would be free to depart to a more appealing location. You can take all of your possessions with you too. No hard feelings. But if you don’t love us it could never work out anyway so peaceful separation is normal and healthy.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

            “We live in different countries far away from one another so I can’t imagine an occasion where I could impose anything on you. ”

            It was you who suggested the caliphate wouldn’t be good for me, so I presumed it would be transatlantic and include Airstrip One in the fullness of time 🙂 .

          • Majella May 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm #

            GA, no, you’ll be one of the “few quick *examples*, televised, of course…” alluded to in the previous thread.

        • K-Dog May 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

          And you can guess what I’m thinking all day long. Like a broken clock you will be right twice a day.

      • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm #

        GA, it just dawned on me. If I get banned against from CFN, I know what name to adopt when I return. It will be JimInBerchtesgaden!

        Vielen Dank!

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

          Gern geschehen.

          Mine will be Green Witch. I tried to change it but couldn’t see how to do it.

          Why would you be banned? You used ‘we’ below to describe the picture ‘you’ have of me, so you seem to be suggesting everyone pretty much thinks like you. Is everyone apart from about three people going to be banned along with you?

          • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

            Ah Green Alba,

            Back a few years ago, I was a FIRE BRAND on CFN and had been banned twice. You would have to go back to mid-2016 and prior to read my really potent stuff. Since our Benevolent Host has also banned truly annoying Leftists, I no longer hold any grudge for being banned in the past.

            I came on board after merely being a content reader of JHK’s commentary on the dysfunction of suburbia. But, then I started perusing the comment section and saw MY HERO. **JANOS SKORENZY** and fighting the good fight all by himself. I enlisted and joined him in the trenches.

            As for my use of, “we.” I’m just practicing INCLUSION and wanted you to be included! I’m not an exclusionary racist like you, Green Alba, who hates Whites.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

            “I’m just practicing INCLUSION and wanted you to be included!”

            Er… no. You used ‘we’ to refer to ‘you’ who have made ‘your’ judgement of me, hence you are somewhat confused.

            “I’m not an exclusionary racist like you, Green Alba, who hates Whites.”

            Yeah, I’m really upset by an evidence-free, nonsensical assertion from a Nazi tosser from a state heading under water.

            BellendinBerchtesgaden has a better ring to it.

          • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 10:36 pm #

            BellendinBerchtesgaden eh?

            You sexist hussy. Full of lust in your heart and sending me a provocative come-hither bit of mockery…

          • GreenAlba May 27, 2019 at 5:23 am #

            You don’t really get Britslang, do you?

          • GreenAlba May 27, 2019 at 5:33 am #

            “But, then I started perusing the comment section and saw MY HERO. **JANOS SKORENZY** ”

            There always has been a bit of bromance and man-crush going on among men of your persuasion.

            They don’t call it ‘gay’, of course. They call it ‘androphilia’. But they would, wouldn’t they?

    • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

      First of all Janet the SPLC is a fraudulent money laundering operation. Why do they have so much money in foreign bank accounts? It is you and your Communist contingent that are anti free speech and anti 1st amendment.

  84. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2019 at 9:26 am #

    Red Dragon of Lancaster and “Game of Thrones”

    I began to read “A Song of Ice and Fire” in 1996, and then I already knew who Abbot Suger was, but I still didn’t know how the gothic light and rose windows differ from the gothic style of the western facade.

    And my ideas about the Plantagenets were mainly based on “Ivanhoe” by Walter Scott.

    Nevertheless, I immediately realized that George Martin was talking about the War of the Roses, because not to understand that the house of Targaryen is Lancaster was simply impossible, at least because of the Coat of Arms of the Targaryen – Red Dragon of Lancaster, about which I wrote a lot, and which, over time, through Marx, turned into a Bolshevik party.

    But when this saga was turned into an anti-Serbian instrument, I lost interest in it, and not only in it, but also in the series, which was originally a screen version of this saga. Of course, I took a pick into it, but no more than for 15 minutes, and the only thing I understood from these picking is that it was made by addition of the occult and quite frank erotica to the “Lord of the Rings”.

    And so it was before the 12th of May on Sunday, when I realized that this series was used as a political tool in the revitalization of the Black World Project, which I wrote about on May 6.

    The number of articles about the Game of Thrones just went off the scale, crowding out messages about the Constitutional crisis in the USA, and I began to delve into this issue through Wikipedia and watching videos on YouTube.

    And I immediately realized that dragons mother Daenerys Targaryen was preparing to turn into a victorious Hillary Clinton from the middle of the 6th season, and the analysis of these publications made me suspect that this time Bastinda wants to make a world-wide coup and eliminate Donald Tram by eliminating Vladimir Putin, and dragon means her use of nuclear weapons.

    But I was wrong. The ending of the 8th season turned out to be a completely separate work of art that has nothing to do with the previous series, and Daenerys turned out to be an allegory not only of Bastinda, but also of her predecessor and teacher – Lev Trotsky.

    And her throne speech after victory is a practically exact statement of Trotsky’s Theory of the Permanent Revolution.

    Conversation of Tyrion and Jon snow turns out to be a call for the American intelligentsia to stop supporting Hillary Clinton.

    And her murder by Jon Snow, given the time needed for filming and editing, turns out to be a prediction about the appointment of John Durham as a prosecutor in the case of the beginning of the Mueller investigation.

    But most of all I was shocked by Drogon, who from a weapon of mass destruction turned into the most humane of characters, really “having love”, and not like a dog, but a man, because to think of destroying the iron throne as a symbol of the ring that Daenerys wanted to destroy, but herself becomes its axis, could only a being with the ability to symbolic thinking – the main difference between man and animal.

    And I still do not know how to interpret this, but I feel with my heart that this is also a prophecy about the very near future.

  85. wm5135 May 26, 2019 at 11:17 am #

    ” If the Dems win it all, the country will undergo significant change as it jerks to the Left. ”

    That is how things will be described as a vast majority will continue to ignore inertia.

  86. malthuss May 26, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    IN THE ‘HEROS DIE HARD’ CATEGORY,

    The MLK tapes: Secret FBI recordings accuse Martin Luther King Jr of watching and laughing as a pastor raped a woman, having 40 extramarital affairs – and they are under lock in a U.S. archive, claims author

    • 450.org May 26, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

      Sure, I bet. I also bet the author is Tom Arnold. The MLK tape is sitting right next to the Trump pee tape no doubt.

      • 450.org May 26, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

        Read the letter the FBI sent MLK to try to convince him to kill himself

        How telling the Dems have cozied up to the immoral, evil alphabet agencies since the rebellious protests of the 60s and early 70s. Comey & Mueller were scumbag FBI Directors and therefore cut from the same cloth of Hoover & Sullivan who implored MLK to commit suicide.

        From the article.

        Though the letter was unsigned and the letter writer appeared to want King to think he was black — “you know you are a complete fraud and a great liability to all of us Negroes,” one line states — King and his advisers quickly concluded the letter had been sent by the FBI, Gage writes.

        “There is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. You have just 34 days,” the letter says, apparently urging King to commit suicide. Fortunately, King didn’t back down. But the letter is a terrifying reminder of what government surveillance agencies can be capable of.

        • elysianfield May 26, 2019 at 8:52 pm #

          ” King and his advisers quickly concluded the letter had been sent by the FBI, Gage writes.”

          450,
          What gave them away, correct punctuation and lack of spelling errors? Proper syntax?

          …or was it written on an FBI letterhead?

  87. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

    Putin now is ready to take on economic challenges facing Russia

    Former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak announced the resignation of presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.

    The board of directors of the United Aircraft Corporation, which manufactures Sukhoi Superjet-100 aircraft, will be headed by Anatoly Serdyukov, former defense minister and director of the aviation cluster of Rostec State Corporation.

    Most likely these two news means that Vladimir Putin made a strategic decision – there must be a revolution from above!

    Prior to that, he was engaged in preparing for war with America of Hillary Clinton, and it was impossible to change the economic structure of society in this situation. And now, if I’m right and the immediate threat has receded, it’s time to clean up the house.

    P.S. And I will soon describe my conjectures about why it was during these years that Putin chose to deal with a liberal economy, but in principle it’s clear that liberals are stealing less than Orthodox patriots – it’s enough to recall the Orthodox banker Pugachev.

    • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

      Because Trump rescinded our participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal (even though Iran had honored the terms), Iran now has no ability to buy the airliners it wanted from Boeing. They were forced to place orders with Boeing as part of the Nuclear Deal.

      Putin has a golden opportunity here. He should have Russia’s airline manufacturers go to Iran and show them how to build the Tu-134 domestically. I imagine that Iran has a sufficient industrial base to build that particular model and under license. The objective being to strengthen ties with Tehran and deter U.S. mischief.

      A modernized Tu-134 should serve Iran’s need for medium range airline service and they won’t be dependent on a fickle and politically-vulnerable supply from the U.S.

      The Sukhoi Superjet, as I understand it, is more Airbus than Russian. Makes sense because Russia’s commercial aviation industry was bought up for pennies during the Yeltsin liquidation sale. IMO, it would be smart for Putin to bring back Russia’s commercial aviation industry via partnerships that are entirely outside of U.S. control.

  88. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    You can watch the cross topple like we’ve watched our Confederates monuments topple.

    Confederate monuments in West Hartford, Connecticut? I had no idea.

    Who erects monuments to losers any way? If Lincoln was Daenerys, there’d be no monuments and there’d be no South. There’d be no Evangelicals and there’d be no anti-abortion legislation. She would have destroyed every last vestige of the South — all of its despicable history & heritage and in its place planted the seeds of a new dawn and a new day, one where ALL men and women are equal. Instead, we got over a hundred more years of civil rights abuses because the North couldn’t stomach total defeat and as this recent debate has proven, total defeat was ABSOLUTELY necessary.

    BRH, move from your Yankee stronghold to the deep South and help protect the monuments to LOSERS if you prize them so much.

    • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

      Perfect Janet statement. Your pathetic anti-American and anti-White hate are back. How exciting. Why don’t you take a hike to Afghanistan. Or maybe you post your hatred from Afghanistan?

      • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

        As I understand it, most of the monuments were put up because of hate. They weren’t erected just after the War, but during the Jim Crow years as symbols of intimidation.

        Just what I’ve read…

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

          Not that I’d advocate knocking them down, but I’d make sure the information on the plaques was information and not propaganda. I haven’t read any of them, though – maybe I will before I die.

          • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

            Hate is always associated with all things Confederate. The reality is that the victors side of the story becomes history. I am sure many emotions went behind the making of the monuments. And the distinction between information and propaganda is kinda subjective don’t you think?

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

            Of course it is, that’s why you’d need to have plaques that everyone in the relevant city is happy with.

            And there would need to be some actual ‘facts’ in there. In fact, verifiable facts would be the best thing to put up there.

            But I wasn’t associating hate with the Confederates, but with people who erected statues sometimes decades later to intimidate people who were already intimidated by not having civil rights.

            If that was indeed the motivation, which some think it was.

            Surely if you get to keep the statues – some of which were erected many decades after the events – you wouldn’t insist on having the plaques all your own way too? People who don’t like the statues have to look at them every day. Nobody has to go up to them and read the plaques unless they’re interested.

            Not my fight, though, just sayin’…

        • Tate May 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

          “As I understand it, most of the monuments were put up because of hate. They weren’t erected just after the War, but during the Jim Crow years as symbols of intimidation.”

          Or maybe the Southern people were so impoverished after the war that they couldn’t afford monuments until decades later?

          And what an arrogant, scurrilous suggestion, that monuments to honor loved ones who within living memory had fallen on the field of battle, were to honor hatred.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

            It wasn’t my suggestion. I have both read it and heard it quoted.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

            By Americans.

          • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

            Faux (((Americans))) demonized the South, wrote an anti-White narrative posing as our History, and suppressed a glorious story that is told only by mute statues.

    • Tate May 26, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

      The Southern people were trying to protect their homeland from foreign invaders. They had (& have) every right to build monuments to their fallen heroes.

      • 450.org May 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

        No, they do not have this right as far as I’m concerned. They lost. End of story. They’re poor sports, at best. They make the case for total defeat. They make the case for genocidal slaughter. Surrender means surrender. They should have humbled themselves and assimilated into the Union just as Japan humbled itself to America and Americans after WWII and set about focusing its emphatic attention to detail on making awesome automobiles.

        • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

          Yep! The Janet incarnation was a genocidal maniac too. Disgusting Communist!!!!!!!!!

        • Tate May 26, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

          You say they make the case for genocidal slaughter?

          So it would have been fitting in your eyes to have inflicted a genocide on all Confederates? You do realize that if there had been even a hint of that, that the South would never have surrendered, don’t you?

        • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

          Janet/450 is worthy to be BANNED for such scurrilous and offensive anti-White RACIST HATE SPEECH.

  89. JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    Who here remembers the Disney movie, “Old Yeller.”

    We all remember when Old Yeller and Old ‘Murica were lovable rascals and did heroic things. But, due to causes that are forbidden to be discussed here, Old ‘Murica is frothing at the mouth and suffering as our institutions are all convulsing from sepsis of the body-politic.

    Old Yeller and Old ‘Murica have both gone mad. It will be a real tear jerker to do what has to be done.

    • wwg1wga May 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

      REAL Game of Thrones.
      got-truth.com/docs/REAL%20Game%20of%20Thrones.pdf

      #oathkeepers

      Q.

    • Tate May 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

      Yes, they had to shoot Old Yeller. That was a tear-jerker for many of us. Old ‘Murica has had intimate congress with a skunk, a rabitical one at that (as in rabies.) Old ‘Murica will also have to be shot it appears.

  90. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

    How about Pedro Buttplug? Does he fill the bill?

    Now THIS is someone raised on anal humor. I’m guessing, at least according to a certain someone’s insightful logic, a yuuuge SNL fan.

  91. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

    First of all, the SPLC is a fraudulent money laundering operation. Why do they have so much money in foreign bank accounts?

    For the same reason the Koch Brothers do, I guess, and for the same reason Trump won’t make his tax returns transparent.

    • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

      Janet Janet Janet! And you want to change the current centralized power for a new one that implements your global communist utopia. New package same message.

      • 450.org May 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

        Justin Justin Justin!

        • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 3:03 pm #

          Trudeau is very very bad but I bet he is your hero.

    • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

      We want to see Pelosi’s tax returns first, I heard she’s a billionaire, and somehow profiting handsomely from the filthy, needle and feces ridden streets of her San Fran congressional district. Not sure how, maybe investing in a Soylent Green factory to take care of the armies of homeless flocking to west coast cities.

      Brh

      • SoftStarLight May 26, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

        Thank you Brh! When is Nancy gonna embrace her own morality and tear down the walls around her property? How many invaders will she accomodate at her personal expense? Inquiring minds need to know!

      • malthuss May 26, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

        Boxer, Blum, Feinstein [and his chinese slave labor].

      • JimInFlorida May 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm #

        Nancy’s a billionaire, eh?

        Then she qualifies for my guaranteed solution to cleanse the West.

        Behind great wealth lies great evil. A billionaire may not directly defraud his/her victims but, they have plenty of jackals and hyenas on the payroll to ensure a steady flow of stolen wealth via rents and rackets.

  92. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

    Here’s an excellent article from Rolling Stone.

    Avenatti, Wohl and the Krassensteins Prove Political Media Is a Hucksters’ Paradise

    An excerpt.

    Trump understood the modern press is not only weighted toward the outrageous, but discouraging of moderation in any form. In the WWE-ized landscape, people like Jeb Bush and John Kasich appeared as tomato cans for Trump to knock over, using shareable insults, extravagant policy promises and ratings-stimulating antics.

    Trump, it seemed clear, got into the presidential race as a publicity stunt, maybe as a way to sell books or steaks or whatever. He knew if you peddle vicious conspiracy tales about things like Obama’s birth certificate, you can get billions in free PR from stations like Fox. What he couldn’t have known is America is so screwed up, its collection of ostensibly real politicians so universally loathed, that his burn-it-all-down Bulworth act would end up being more trusted than “legitimate” alternatives.

    In it for the money, he ended up with a dubious consolation prize called the presidency – which comes with all sorts of unpleasant legal complications, as well as buttloads of real responsibility (not that he would ever be tempted to embrace it).

    The press supposedly learned its lesson after Trump won, adopting a “Democracy Dies in Darkness” mantle of intellectual gravity. Then they turned around and immediately began falling for the same con.

  93. 450.org May 26, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    In regards to monuments.

    What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. Or, do unto others.

    • BackRowHeckler May 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

      The only monument in the USA that remains sancrosanct and untouchable is the Lenin monument out in Seattle, near KDogs house. That’s the one and only one lefties will go balls to the wall for.

      Brh

      • K-Dog May 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm