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“No, you don’t understand. It was the Russians, I tell you, the Russians!” And so, with a holiday recess for Adam Schiff’s impeachment soap opera, and news that DOJ Inspector General Horowitz will unload in early December, the media vassals of the Deep State are giving you their own turkey gristle to chew on: “The Russians did it! Yes, really, they did! Believe us!”

Perhaps The New York Times has hooked up to a direct line of Burisma’s product as they flood the darkened arena with eerie blue gaslight. Friday, they featured a story — Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts — geared to make readers think that the entire FBI FISA warrant hair-ball came down to one lowly lawyer chump named Kevin Clinesmith messing with an email. Later, Times reporter Adam Goldman, posted this howler on Twitter.

These truthless assertions are meant to let both the CIA and the FBI off-the-hook for opening the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation on bogus evidence they furnished to the FISA judges. Both Goldman’s news story and his tweet omit the name of the company that packaged and retailed the Russia Collusion narrative: Fusion GPS — the company that Robert Mueller testified to having no knowledge of in his July House appearance.

That oafish attempt to get out ahead of the IG’s report was followed by, whaddaya know, a Times op-ed penned by none other than Glenn Simpson, the impresario of Fusion GPS (and his partner Peter Fritsch), The Double-Barreled Dream World of Trump and His Enablers, aimed at re-selling their shopworn Russia collusion story to distract from any attention that voters might be paying to Ukraine’s collusion in the scheme to overthrow the 2016 US election and the Bidens’ grifting operation following the 2014 CIA / State Department sponsored overthrow of Ukraine’s government.

CBS 60-Minutes joined the gaslighting rotation Sunday night with a reality-optional Russia Hacked Our Election story. This was another obvious attempt to deflect attention from the actual story, which is how the company named Crowdstrike, owned by Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Alperovitch, cooked up the Russian hacking story in the first place. Crowdstrike, you see, had been hired by the Democratic National Committee, and their nominee, Hillary Clinton, to interfere in the 2016 election. Crowdstrike later became the sole entity that was allowed to perform a forensic inquiry on the DNC’s server. Somehow, they persuaded the FBI to not look into the matter. In other words, the DNC’s contractor investigated its own mischief. Does anyone wonder how that worked?

NBC joined the gaslighting brigade Sunday, hauling Fusion GPS’s Simpson & Fritsch on Meet the Press, with talking cockatoo Chuck Todd, to pimp their new “book” extolling the most excellent British spy Christopher Steele, the designated patsy for the notorious dossier composed by Simpson himself, with help from others, including Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr, wife of former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr, who funneled all the Fusion GPS “product” into the RussiaGate coup-stream. Two notes here: 1) the dauntless Mr. Steele has by now fessed up to federal attorney John Durham and flipped on his former associates, who made him the bag-holder for their deeds. And 2) during the Meet the Press interview, no one on-screen (Todd, Simpson, Fritsch) mentioned that Fusion GPS had been hired by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to compile said dossier, a curious omission.

Yes, I know this sounds complex and convoluted. Part of the media campaign this week is to absolutely confound the American public as to what happened the past three years. Obfuscation has also been, in part, the mission of Mr. Schiff in his impeachment hearings. And they may all believe that it is working because the numbers show that the public is losing interest in a story being made to appear incomprehensible at best, while it is utterly false at bottom (and at worst). In the process the American news media is committing suicide along with the Democratic Party.

The CIA, the FBI, the State Department have all been players in the coup to overthrow Mr. Trump and the news media played along the whole way. They doubled, tripled, and quadrupled down on their dishonest narrative and now they are trapped in it. They are desperate to evade responsibility for all this. Many people think they will succeed. Many people want to believe the story that Russia hacked the 2016 election to help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary. The story is not true. The perps are finally being found out. They are willing to bring the country down rather than face the consequences.


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  1. malthuss November 25, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    So many people around a certain former president are dead, will he be murdered?

    • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      Giuliani is convinced there is a hit out on himself, at the least. Claiming to have set up a dead man’s switch that would drop all docs on Biden and associated RICO charges.

      With that in mind, I find it very interesting that Assange recently had the phony rape charges against him dropped. I strongly suspect Trump had nothing to do with his removal from the embassy, and am not clear on whether Pompeo is another DS plant.

      • Majella November 26, 2019 at 1:07 am #

        So, if Ghouliani is so devoted to exposing corruption, why is he supposedly ‘sitting on’ compelling evidence? In order to give him an insurance policy?

        Sounds either self-serving or total BS. Which is it, oh Great Gatherer of Evidence?

        • Nightowl November 26, 2019 at 3:45 am #

          Don’t be angry at me for your own failures.

          • Majella November 26, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

            Angry? I’m laughing at you. Ha.

          • benr November 26, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

            Some how I doubt that.

          • Majella November 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

            benr. Do you? Okay. If you say so. But I’m absolutely cracking up at YOU.

          • Majella November 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

            ..and Nightowl, doesn’t answer the question anyway. Why?

          • Nightowl November 28, 2019 at 10:20 am #

            The question and your attack is based on your own personal construct and/or perception of what he is or is not doing.

            I, like you, have no idea what Giuliani knows or is doing other than what he has shared.

  2. sunburstsoldier November 25, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    “The CIA, the FBI, the State Department have all been players in the coup to overthrow Mr. Trump and the news media played along the whole way. They doubled, tripled, and quadrupled down on their dishonest narrative and now they are trapped in it. They are desperate to evade responsibility for all this. Many people think they will succeed. Many people want to believe the story that Russia hacked the 2016 election to help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary. The story is not true. The perps are finally being found out. They are willing to bring the country down rather than face the consequences. ”

    As long as the rule of law remains in force in this country the truth will come out. Truth is truth no matter which side it exonerates and which side it condemns…

    • hmuller November 25, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      “As long as the rule of law remains in force in this country…”

      Which country have you been living in?

      • DrTomSchmidt November 25, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        My thoughts exactly. Still, the Barr speech that JHK linked a while back shows him to be a serious man. With power. And the knowledge and intent to use it.

        We live in interesting times.

        • hmuller November 25, 2019 at 11:12 am #

          I would have more faith in Barr if he had tried a little harder to keep Epstein alive. There were safe places they could have stashed him.

          If I had a suspicious mind I might imagine that Epstein was a danger on the stand – a potential loose cannon – to friends of Trump as well as enemies of Trump. Hence, get rid of him, keep his files and films to be used against selected persons.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2019 at 11:46 am #

          The slightly less corrupt (maybe) now can robe themselves in glory by comparing themselves to the Democrats and Media rats saying, “Only WE have the right to wear the Coat of Many Colors. Our hundred million new non-White immigrants will be legal.”

      • K-Dog November 25, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        I wishes were horses beggars would ride.

    • ellipsis November 25, 2019 at 10:47 am #

      This has to be the LOL comment of the week so far. Pie-eyed optimist much?

      • sunburstsoldier November 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

        Pie-eyed optimism is good for the digestion…

        • ellipsis November 25, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

          LOL! I take it you like pies. Me too!

  3. shotho November 25, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    Well, let’s see. Is the American news media and the Democratic Party committing suicide together? I doubt it, as those two are not alone in their frenzy to destroy Trump. They are ably supported by academia, mainstream religion, big finance, feminists, environmentalists and, maybe, by the military; a powerful array of interests. Trump has kicked open the door for all to see the cockroaches scrambling, but the American people, dumbed down as they are, are probably not able to understand what they are seeing. And, let’s face it, their hero is seriously flawed.
    It’s going to be a long, long year, coming up.

    • DrTomSchmidt November 25, 2019 at 10:50 am #

      “And, let’s face it, their hero is seriously flawed.”

      That’s really the issue here. I doubt a Boy Scout could have been elected, but Trump is… unsavory? I’m sure JHK finds himself horrified to be backing the GGG over the Dems he has voted for. Between the Vietnamese Communists and Pol Pot when they went to war there were no good guys, but there was a worse guy.

      The Dems have now pushed independents into opposing impeachment. Somehow, with the most defeatable President in my lifetime, they have managed to make him almost sympathetic to independents. That is an achievement in bad politics so stunning as to deserve an award.

      • SW November 25, 2019 at 11:02 am #

        I quit the Democratic party the night Hillary Clinton went on TV and declared herself the candidate. She wouldn’t even wait for the convention. It does not mean I became a Republican that night and I voted for a third party candidate rather than either Trump or Hillary. I’m sure many people shared and still share my disgust. I look at even the “smart” Democrats and hear crazy things coming out of their mouths. Bill Maher said in this interview with Larry King that a person wearing a t-shirt that says they like Putin better than Pelosi is guilty of treason!! A t-shirt. Here’s a link to the interview:

        youtu.be/ZCtiGIrT86Y

        • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2019 at 11:51 am #

          He got kicked off the air years ago for saying something similar, namely that the Suicide Jihadis are brave men. Now he’s in the other seat. His intelligence is in service to his passions and his political party.

          He apologized profusely when Trump was poised to win the election: We’re sorry we called every Republican a Nazi for the last two generations. This time we’re serious.

          Crying wolf? He is a wolf.

          • hmuller November 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

            What stuns me is that Bill Maher sometimes calls himself a “libertarian”. I think he’s confused the term with “libertine”. There’s more to Libertarianism than sex, drugs, rock & roll.

          • SW November 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

            He seems to take extreme positions and be intolerant of the slightest deviation even from his guests. If contradictory evidence is pointed out to him, it’s instantly dismissed. His guests remind me of the old Chatty Cathy dolls — the child pulled a string and Chatty spoke a random, prerecorded statement. “Trump is a danger to democracy!” “The worst president we’ve ever had!” — and the rest all nod in agreement. I wonder if the Iraqis think he’s the worst we’ve ever had?

          • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

            He’s also likes the kids. He openly comments on it, too.

            It’s no fluke his production company is called Kid Love.

            There was a time when I somewhat respected him, until I found out what a sick f*ck he is.

          • Majella November 26, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

            “…till I found out what a sick f*ck he is.”

            Apply your own standards, Nightowl. You smear Maher but offer no evidence, which is what ‘found out’ means, right?

          • Majella November 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

            *crickets*, as expected.

        • abbybwood November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

          You should have seen Michael Moore groveling on MSNBC against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard after the last “debate” along with the proven liars Joy Reid and Brian Williams as they bleated on and on about Tulsi being a “Russian asset”:

          m.youtube.com/watch?v=TwmFRReGUco

          Hillary Clinton has SOME power over these chattering pieces of scum.

          Actually the MSM in the United States has become the biggest player in the coup for they have propagandized the American people perfectly.

          They are ALL like a pack of cornered, rabid Tasmanian devils that are about to be captured and dispatched (legally speaking).

          It can’t happen soon enough.

          • SW November 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

            I didn’t see that as I’ve cancelled cable recently but the last time I tuned in to MSNBC it was quite a show. I began to wonder if Rachel Maddow had Tourette’s because she said “RUSSIA”!!!! so many times and appeared disconnected from reality. The treatment for this disorder is anti-psychotics. I sometimes wonder — do they even know anymore if their statements are true or false? Do they care?

        • Nightowl November 27, 2019 at 3:03 am #

          youtube.com/watch?v=-sxMciL5k5w

          Even Henry knows what’s up.

      • James Howard Kunstler November 25, 2019 at 11:07 am #

        DrTomSchmidt — I’m not horrified. I’m not a big fan of the President and didn’t vote for him in 2016 (or HRC), but it’s a simple equation for me: whatever you might think of Mr. Trump, his antagonists’ behavior is much worse, more knowingly dishonest, and even more toxic to our culture. They need to face the consequences of their coup. Since it has been an institutional coup, it’s not hard to understand that the institutions involved, and their leaders, would seek to desperately protect themselves.

      • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 11:22 am #

        Many independents already voted for him back in 2016. There was quite a bit of crossover between Trump and Sanders. I would wager there is virtually no support among independents for impeachment, given that there is no evidence for any of the charges against Trump.

        • SoftStarLight November 25, 2019 at 11:29 am #

          Lots and lots of crossover between Sanders and Trump camps for sure!

          • abbybwood November 25, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

            I was a Sanders voter until he endorsed the criminal, Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.

            Then there was no choice but to support Trump in order to completely knock Clinton off her entitled high horse.

            I will vote for Gabbard next year in the California primary then for Trump in November if Gabbard doesn’t get the nomination or if she does and chooses a Deep Stater as V.P.

            Which means I will likely be voting for Trump next year as the DNC is completely corrupted.

          • Walter B November 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

            I’m with you 100% abby. Very wise reasoning.

          • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

            I have come to the conclusion that she is more or less a party line democrat in disguise. I suspect turning her into a full blown neolib would not take long.

            She already voted to support the impeachment theater, which disqualifies her, IMO.

          • Walter B November 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

            You may be right Nightowl, but she is certainly the only candidate that they have that is not a total piece of crap.

      • sunburstsoldier November 25, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

        Makes you wonder if the mysterious hand of providence is not behind the scenes, given the improbability of Trump being elected in the first place, and the fact that just when you think he’s down and out he always manages to bounce back.

        • Nightowl November 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

          I think it is a combination of things:

          1. He understands the enemy and, particularly, the media, and he has prepped for this role.

          2. He has the support of a core group of intel/military personnel who understand the threat in detail and have been working with him from day one.

          Go back and read Flynn’s old Twitter posts — he was touching on subjects that the corporate media would dismiss as conspiracy. With that in mind look at Flynn’s background. If anyone would have info. on the issues he was talking about, it would be him. That, IMO, is why he was an instant target for removal (see Strozck/Page texts, info. on falsified 302s). Also read up on Adm. Mike Roger’s role with regard to Spygate.

          This is much, much bigger than Trump, IMO.

      • Uncle Bob November 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

        I can’t speak for JHK, but I went from “I can’t support either of these people!” to “He beat the cackling bitch?!?!?” to “He’s going to F up everything!” to “He’s actually doing pretty well, so why isn’t he getting any credit?” to, now, “Trump is doing well, and I can’t vote for any of the 20 assorted communists, mental midgets, and insane people who want the Democrat nomination so they can destroy what little is left of the America we used to know.”

        I didnt understand what the people on my wife’s side of the family meant when they said Trump would destroy the world. It appears it means he’ll destroy the Deeo State and chenge how things are done, or die trying. Some of it seems accidental, such as the Ukraine mess, but others (the failed attempt to replace Obamacare) were deliberate, but undermined by mendacious Establushment Republican assholes like Paul Ryan. Like it or not, we’ll know in about a year or so how this turns out. To me, though, it seems obvious that the Deep State will go after anyone who doesn’t support them to the death.

        • capt spaulding November 25, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

          Uncle Bob: I think the country started unraveling a while back. An entity as powerful as the United States doesn’t fall over night. It looked to me like it might, however, in 2008. The people in power sure seemed to think so. There were more jets converging on DC, carrying politicians, than there were geese flying south. If you look back at the coverage at that time, it becomes obvious that “W” was pushed to the side, kept out of the way, so he could do no more harm than he had already done.

          Since that time, Obama, whom I still don’t like, brought the country back slowly. Too slowly for the Republicans, who bitched that the country they almost destroyed wasn’t being brought back rapidly enough. Kind of like when your kid breaks his bicycle, and then bitches when you don’t get it fixed fast enough.

          The country was still a little wobbly when Donny took over, but still coming back. Every president benefits or suffers for the first couple years or so from the economic efforts of the previous administration, and Trump is no exception. The best way to judge him will be to see how the next three or so years play out, after some of his economic changes take effect. Judging by his personal history (4 bankruptcies) , I don’t expect things to do well. I expect a crash in the next 2 or 3 years.

          • hmuller November 26, 2019 at 7:54 am #

            The country never “came back”, not really. The problems causing the financial panic of 2008 were never solved or addressed. The situation was papered over as the FED created more money and guaranteed the solvency of many financial institutions, including foreign banks, mostly European.

            Much that happens financially is now ‘off the books’. A financial professor at Michigan State, Dr Mark Skidmore, found 20 trillion dollars in government spending which is unaccounted for – over a number of years. The money was apparently created and spent but never added to the national debt (currently at a hefty $23 trillion). youtube.com/watch?v=9hnjxqSYJRM

            JHK isn’t exaggerating when he says our whole society is a sham, a fraud, a system of rackets run by grifters.

          • benr November 26, 2019 at 11:29 am #

            Your take on what Obama did or did not do is painfully naïve.
            Obama was a bagman for the banksters and Wall street people that much is plain by how much money he pumped into the system.
            Everything he touched really had the law of unintended negative consequences.

            I will just take one plan he did cash for clunkers!

            He all but destroyed the inexpensive car market how do I know? I had a 16 year old daughter at the time in need of a decent used car and they were very hard to find and very expensive. It took almost five years for the used car market to recover and the price of all cars new jumped and never stopped jumping. A cheap new car is now in the 20k- 40k range.

            Obama saved nothing least of all America.
            zirp
            QE
            Default credit swaps
            All sort of monetary nonsense happened under his watch.

          • GreenAlba November 27, 2019 at 7:26 am #

            “I had a 16 year old daughter at the time in need of a decent used car ”

            Sixteen-year-olds ‘need’ cars? I can see how you folks have a problem with acknowledging climate change. Really not in your interest to do so. 🙂

          • benr November 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

            California specifically has a terrible rapid transit system or public transportation if you will.
            The bus routes and trolley routes are poorly planned and placed.
            Everything is setup to be driven to there is next to nothing within two or three miles of where we live so walking is a chore.

            Also in my country turning 16 and getting to drive is a right of passage.
            The rest of your post is silly climate change cultist nonsense.

          • GreenAlba November 27, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

            Thanks for explaining the transport situation, benr. That’s really sad.

            Sorry you can’t get past your ‘cultist’ disinformation. They’ve really done a good job on you, but then they would be able to, wouldn’t they, given the millions that have been spent to get you to think like that?

            climaterealityproject.org/blog/climate-denial-machine-how-fossil-fuel-industry-blocks-climate-action

            ucsusa.org/climate/disinformation

            blog.ucsusa.org/elliott-negin/exxonmobil-still-funding-climate-science-denier-groups

            Very sad to see it working so well on people who pride themselves on seeing past fake news.

      • venuspluto67 November 25, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

        The Democrats always do the very thing that fucks themselves over surest and hardest. That’s why I’m convinced Joe Biden will be the nominee. (Every day that man reminds me a little bit more of Tim Conway’s “Mr. Toddlebury” character from “The Carol Burnett Show”.)

        • hmuller November 26, 2019 at 8:00 am #

          First Biden will have to swim past the big shark. This from a November 12, 2019 article;

          “Hillary Clinton on Tuesday declined to rule out launching a future presidential campaign after her two failed bids, saying “many, many, many people” were pressuring her to enter the race.”

          Who are these thrice many people? I don’t know anyone who likes or respects the old witch.

          • venuspluto67 November 28, 2019 at 9:20 am #

            My guess is that these people are what I call “Facebook wine-moms”, a demographic comprised of younger Boomer and older Gen-Xer women in the managerial and professional classes. This group has cultural influence way out of proportion to their actual numbers.

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  1. malthuss November 25, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    So many people around a certain former president are dead, will he be murdered?

    • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      Giuliani is convinced there is a hit out on himself, at the least. Claiming to have set up a dead man’s switch that would drop all docs on Biden and associated RICO charges.

      With that in mind, I find it very interesting that Assange recently had the phony rape charges against him dropped. I strongly suspect Trump had nothing to do with his removal from the embassy, and am not clear on whether Pompeo is another DS plant.

      • Majella November 26, 2019 at 1:07 am #

        So, if Ghouliani is so devoted to exposing corruption, why is he supposedly ‘sitting on’ compelling evidence? In order to give him an insurance policy?

        Sounds either self-serving or total BS. Which is it, oh Great Gatherer of Evidence?

        • Nightowl November 26, 2019 at 3:45 am #

          Don’t be angry at me for your own failures.

          • Majella November 26, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

            Angry? I’m laughing at you. Ha.

          • benr November 26, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

            Some how I doubt that.

          • Majella November 27, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

            benr. Do you? Okay. If you say so. But I’m absolutely cracking up at YOU.

          • Majella November 27, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

            ..and Nightowl, doesn’t answer the question anyway. Why?

          • Nightowl November 28, 2019 at 10:20 am #

            The question and your attack is based on your own personal construct and/or perception of what he is or is not doing.

            I, like you, have no idea what Giuliani knows or is doing other than what he has shared.

  2. sunburstsoldier November 25, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    “The CIA, the FBI, the State Department have all been players in the coup to overthrow Mr. Trump and the news media played along the whole way. They doubled, tripled, and quadrupled down on their dishonest narrative and now they are trapped in it. They are desperate to evade responsibility for all this. Many people think they will succeed. Many people want to believe the story that Russia hacked the 2016 election to help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary. The story is not true. The perps are finally being found out. They are willing to bring the country down rather than face the consequences. ”

    As long as the rule of law remains in force in this country the truth will come out. Truth is truth no matter which side it exonerates and which side it condemns…

    • hmuller November 25, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      “As long as the rule of law remains in force in this country…”

      Which country have you been living in?

      • DrTomSchmidt November 25, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        My thoughts exactly. Still, the Barr speech that JHK linked a while back shows him to be a serious man. With power. And the knowledge and intent to use it.

        We live in interesting times.

        • hmuller November 25, 2019 at 11:12 am #

          I would have more faith in Barr if he had tried a little harder to keep Epstein alive. There were safe places they could have stashed him.

          If I had a suspicious mind I might imagine that Epstein was a danger on the stand – a potential loose cannon – to friends of Trump as well as enemies of Trump. Hence, get rid of him, keep his files and films to be used against selected persons.

        • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2019 at 11:46 am #

          The slightly less corrupt (maybe) now can robe themselves in glory by comparing themselves to the Democrats and Media rats saying, “Only WE have the right to wear the Coat of Many Colors. Our hundred million new non-White immigrants will be legal.”

      • K-Dog November 25, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        I wishes were horses beggars would ride.

    • ellipsis November 25, 2019 at 10:47 am #

      This has to be the LOL comment of the week so far. Pie-eyed optimist much?

      • sunburstsoldier November 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

        Pie-eyed optimism is good for the digestion…

        • ellipsis November 25, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

          LOL! I take it you like pies. Me too!

  3. shotho November 25, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    Well, let’s see. Is the American news media and the Democratic Party committing suicide together? I doubt it, as those two are not alone in their frenzy to destroy Trump. They are ably supported by academia, mainstream religion, big finance, feminists, environmentalists and, maybe, by the military; a powerful array of interests. Trump has kicked open the door for all to see the cockroaches scrambling, but the American people, dumbed down as they are, are probably not able to understand what they are seeing. And, let’s face it, their hero is seriously flawed.
    It’s going to be a long, long year, coming up.

    • DrTomSchmidt November 25, 2019 at 10:50 am #

      “And, let’s face it, their hero is seriously flawed.”

      That’s really the issue here. I doubt a Boy Scout could have been elected, but Trump is… unsavory? I’m sure JHK finds himself horrified to be backing the GGG over the Dems he has voted for. Between the Vietnamese Communists and Pol Pot when they went to war there were no good guys, but there was a worse guy.

      The Dems have now pushed independents into opposing impeachment. Somehow, with the most defeatable President in my lifetime, they have managed to make him almost sympathetic to independents. That is an achievement in bad politics so stunning as to deserve an award.

      • SW November 25, 2019 at 11:02 am #

        I quit the Democratic party the night Hillary Clinton went on TV and declared herself the candidate. She wouldn’t even wait for the convention. It does not mean I became a Republican that night and I voted for a third party candidate rather than either Trump or Hillary. I’m sure many people shared and still share my disgust. I look at even the “smart” Democrats and hear crazy things coming out of their mouths. Bill Maher said in this interview with Larry King that a person wearing a t-shirt that says they like Putin better than Pelosi is guilty of treason!! A t-shirt. Here’s a link to the interview:

        youtu.be/ZCtiGIrT86Y

        • Janos Skorenzy November 25, 2019 at 11:51 am #

          He got kicked off the air years ago for saying something similar, namely that the Suicide Jihadis are brave men. Now he’s in the other seat. His intelligence is in service to his passions and his political party.

          He apologized profusely when Trump was poised to win the election: We’re sorry we called every Republican a Nazi for the last two generations. This time we’re serious.

          Crying wolf? He is a wolf.

          • hmuller November 25, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

            What stuns me is that Bill Maher sometimes calls himself a “libertarian”. I think he’s confused the term with “libertine”. There’s more to Libertarianism than sex, drugs, rock & roll.

          • SW November 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

            He seems to take extreme positions and be intolerant of the slightest deviation even from his guests. If contradictory evidence is pointed out to him, it’s instantly dismissed. His guests remind me of the old Chatty Cathy dolls — the child pulled a string and Chatty spoke a random, prerecorded statement. “Trump is a danger to democracy!” “The worst president we’ve ever had!” — and the rest all nod in agreement. I wonder if the Iraqis think he’s the worst we’ve ever had?

          • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

            He’s also likes the kids. He openly comments on it, too.

            It’s no fluke his production company is called Kid Love.

            There was a time when I somewhat respected him, until I found out what a sick f*ck he is.

          • Majella November 26, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

            “…till I found out what a sick f*ck he is.”

            Apply your own standards, Nightowl. You smear Maher but offer no evidence, which is what ‘found out’ means, right?

          • Majella November 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

            *crickets*, as expected.

        • abbybwood November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

          You should have seen Michael Moore groveling on MSNBC against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard after the last “debate” along with the proven liars Joy Reid and Brian Williams as they bleated on and on about Tulsi being a “Russian asset”:

          m.youtube.com/watch?v=TwmFRReGUco

          Hillary Clinton has SOME power over these chattering pieces of scum.

          Actually the MSM in the United States has become the biggest player in the coup for they have propagandized the American people perfectly.

          They are ALL like a pack of cornered, rabid Tasmanian devils that are about to be captured and dispatched (legally speaking).

          It can’t happen soon enough.

          • SW November 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

            I didn’t see that as I’ve cancelled cable recently but the last time I tuned in to MSNBC it was quite a show. I began to wonder if Rachel Maddow had Tourette’s because she said “RUSSIA”!!!! so many times and appeared disconnected from reality. The treatment for this disorder is anti-psychotics. I sometimes wonder — do they even know anymore if their statements are true or false? Do they care?

        • Nightowl November 27, 2019 at 3:03 am #

          youtube.com/watch?v=-sxMciL5k5w

          Even Henry knows what’s up.

      • James Howard Kunstler November 25, 2019 at 11:07 am #

        DrTomSchmidt — I’m not horrified. I’m not a big fan of the President and didn’t vote for him in 2016 (or HRC), but it’s a simple equation for me: whatever you might think of Mr. Trump, his antagonists’ behavior is much worse, more knowingly dishonest, and even more toxic to our culture. They need to face the consequences of their coup. Since it has been an institutional coup, it’s not hard to understand that the institutions involved, and their leaders, would seek to desperately protect themselves.

      • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 11:22 am #

        Many independents already voted for him back in 2016. There was quite a bit of crossover between Trump and Sanders. I would wager there is virtually no support among independents for impeachment, given that there is no evidence for any of the charges against Trump.

        • SoftStarLight November 25, 2019 at 11:29 am #

          Lots and lots of crossover between Sanders and Trump camps for sure!

          • abbybwood November 25, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

            I was a Sanders voter until he endorsed the criminal, Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.

            Then there was no choice but to support Trump in order to completely knock Clinton off her entitled high horse.

            I will vote for Gabbard next year in the California primary then for Trump in November if Gabbard doesn’t get the nomination or if she does and chooses a Deep Stater as V.P.

            Which means I will likely be voting for Trump next year as the DNC is completely corrupted.

          • Walter B November 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

            I’m with you 100% abby. Very wise reasoning.

          • Nightowl November 25, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

            I have come to the conclusion that she is more or less a party line democrat in disguise. I suspect turning her into a full blown neolib would not take long.

            She already voted to support the impeachment theater, which disqualifies her, IMO.

          • Walter B November 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

            You may be right Nightowl, but she is certainly the only candidate that they have that is not a total piece of crap.

      • sunburstsoldier November 25, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

        Makes you wonder if the mysterious hand of providence is not behind the scenes, given the improbability of Trump being elected in the first place, and the fact that just when you think he’s down and out he always manages to bounce back.

        • Nightowl November 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

          I think it is a combination of things:

          1. He understands the enemy and, particularly, the media, and he has prepped for this role.

          2. He has the support of a core group of intel/military personnel who understand the threat in detail and have been working with him from day one.

          Go back and read Flynn’s old Twitter posts — he was touching on subjects that the corporate media would dismiss as conspiracy. With that in mind look at Flynn’s background. If anyone would have info. on the issues he was talking about, it would be him. That, IMO, is why he was an instant target for removal (see Strozck/Page texts, info. on falsified 302s). Also read up on Adm. Mike Roger’s role with regard to Spygate.

          This is much, much bigger than Trump, IMO.

      • Uncle Bob November 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

        I can’t speak for JHK, but I went from “I can’t support either of these people!” to “He beat the cackling bitch?!?!?” to “He’s going to F up everything!” to “He’s actually doing pretty well, so why isn’t he getting any credit?” to, now, “Trump is doing well, and I can’t vote for any of the 20 assorted communists, mental midgets, and insane people who want the Democrat nomination so they can destroy what little is left of the America we used to know.”

        I didnt understand what the people on my wife’s side of the family meant when they said Trump would destroy the world. It appears it means he’ll destroy the Deeo State and chenge how things are done, or die trying. Some of it seems accidental, such as the Ukraine mess, but others (the failed attempt to replace Obamacare) were deliberate, but undermined by mendacious Establushment Republican assholes like Paul Ryan. Like it or not, we’ll know in about a year or so how this turns out. To me, though, it seems obvious that the Deep State will go after anyone who doesn’t support them to the death.

        • capt spaulding November 25, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

          Uncle Bob: I think the country started unraveling a while back. An entity as powerful as the United States doesn’t fall over night. It looked to me like it might, however, in 2008. The people in power sure seemed to think so. There were more jets converging on DC, carrying politicians, than there were geese flying south. If you look back at the coverage at that time, it becomes obvious that “W” was pushed to the side, kept out of the way, so he could do no more harm than he had already done.

          Since that time, Obama, whom I still don’t like, brought the country back slowly. Too slowly for the Republicans, who bitched that the country they almost destroyed wasn’t being brought back rapidly enough. Kind of like when your kid breaks his bicycle, and then bitches when you don’t get it fixed fast enough.

          The country was still a little wobbly when Donny took over, but still coming back. Every president benefits or suffers for the first couple years or so from the economic efforts of the previous administration, and Trump is no exception. The best way to judge him will be to see how the next three or so years play out, after some of his economic changes take effect. Judging by his personal history (4 bankruptcies) , I don’t expect things to do well. I expect a crash in the next 2 or 3 years.

          • hmuller November 26, 2019 at 7:54 am #

            The country never “came back”, not really. The problems causing the financial panic of 2008 were never solved or addressed. The situation was papered over as the FED created more money and guaranteed the solvency of many financial institutions, including foreign banks, mostly European.

            Much that happens financially is now ‘off the books’. A financial professor at Michigan State, Dr Mark Skidmore, found 20 trillion dollars in government spending which is unaccounted for – over a number of years. The money was apparently created and spent but never added to the national debt (currently at a hefty $23 trillion). youtube.com/watch?v=9hnjxqSYJRM

            JHK isn’t exaggerating when he says our whole society is a sham, a fraud, a system of rackets run by grifters.

          • benr November 26, 2019 at 11:29 am #

            Your take on what Obama did or did not do is painfully naïve.
            Obama was a bagman for the banksters and Wall street people that much is plain by how much money he pumped into the system.
            Everything he touched really had the law of unintended negative consequences.

            I will just take one plan he did cash for clunkers!

            He all but destroyed the inexpensive car market how do I know? I had a 16 year old daughter at the time in need of a decent used car and they were very hard to find and very expensive. It took almost five years for the used car market to recover and the price of all cars new jumped and never stopped jumping. A cheap new car is now in the 20k- 40k range.

            Obama saved nothing least of all America.
            zirp
            QE
            Default credit swaps
            All sort of monetary nonsense happened under his watch.

          • GreenAlba November 27, 2019 at 7:26 am #

            “I had a 16 year old daughter at the time in need of a decent used car ”

            Sixteen-year-olds ‘need’ cars? I can see how you folks have a problem with acknowledging climate change. Really not in your interest to do so. 🙂

          • benr November 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

            California specifically has a terrible rapid transit system or public transportation if you will.
            The bus routes and trolley routes are poorly planned and placed.
            Everything is setup to be driven to there is next to nothing within two or three miles of where we live so walking is a chore.

            Also in my country turning 16 and getting to drive is a right of passage.
            The rest of your post is silly climate change cultist nonsense.

          • GreenAlba November 27, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

            Thanks for explaining the transport situation, benr. That’s really sad.

            Sorry you can’t get past your ‘cultist’ disinformation. They’ve really done a good job on you, but then they would be able to, wouldn’t they, given the millions that have been spent to get you to think like that?

            climaterealityproject.org/blog/climate-denial-machine-how-fossil-fuel-industry-blocks-climate-action

            ucsusa.org/climate/disinformation

            blog.ucsusa.org/elliott-negin/exxonmobil-still-funding-climate-science-denier-groups

            Very sad to see it working so well on people who pride themselves on seeing past fake news.

      • venuspluto67 November 25, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

        The Democrats always do the very thing that fucks themselves over surest and hardest. That’s why I’m convinced Joe Biden will be the nominee. (Every day that man reminds me a little bit more of Tim Conway’s “Mr. Toddlebury” character from “The Carol Burnett Show”.)

        • hmuller November 26, 2019 at 8:00 am #

          First Biden will have to swim past the big shark. This from a November 12, 2019 article;

          “Hillary Clinton on Tuesday declined to rule out launching a future presidential campaign after her two failed bids, saying “many, many, many people” were pressuring her to enter the race.”

          Who are these thrice many people? I don’t know anyone who likes or respects the old witch.

          • venuspluto67 November 28, 2019 at 9:20 am #

            My guess is that these people are what I call “Facebook wine-moms”, a demographic comprised of younger Boomer and older Gen-Xer women in the managerial and professional classes. This group has cultural influence way out of proportion to their actual numbers.

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