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A mental health assessment of the Democratic Party suggests that identity politics had lately turned into an identity crisis. Years of staying woke finally produced hallucinations and violent outbursts. It was time to medicate the patient. Enter, stage right, the Tranquilizer, smiling Uncle Joe Biden, the perfect agent to quell an acute case of adolescent rebellion.

Mostly, the rank-and-file don’t seem to know what to make of Uncle Joe’s arrival on the scene. It’s as if they popped .5 milligrams of Xanax a half an hour ago and all the intersectional strife that seemed so urgent last month just up and flew out of the room, like so many leaf-nosed bats from a frightful cave of winds. The chemical rush Uncle Joe provides is reflected in his impressive polling numbers, lately cresting near 40 percent against his closest pursuer, Bernie Sanders — the reincarnation of my 10th grade math teacher, and hence a figure of horror and loathing — at about 18 percent in the polls. The rest of the presidential pack just slogs down-low through the sucking muck of single digits. Many of these are women candidates in a party determined to produce the first president of the female persuasion. What’s up with that?

The salient psychodramatic feature of the Democrats’ relationship with Mr. Trump is that he represents Daddy’s in da house, a situation so alarming as to provoke a nearly three-year-long fugue of patricidal fury among his detractors. In fact, he’s an order of magnitude worse than Daddy… he’s more like Ole Massa… living in that big White House… lumbering out the south portico in that terrible capitalist business suit… the very cutting edge of oppression and misogyny. Of the Democratic women running for president, so far only Elizabeth Warren has gone after Mr. Trump with any real passion — and then, like some stereotypical housewife trying to brain him with a frying pan. It just bounces off his thick skull, and he moves on.

I call Mr. Trump the Golden Golem of Greatness for a reason (several really) but mainly for his seemingly implacable demeanor. He’s exactly like that folkloric figure from the mists beyond the Pale of Settlement, an animate hunk of impassive clay communing with spirits of the dead, blundering blindly about the land, scaring little children and turning the peasants’ blood to ice-water. You might even say he was conjured up by the very deacons of Wokesterism who now tremble at his every thundering footstep.

Uncle Joe Biden is surely the antidote to all that. He served eight years under the Wokester Deacon-in-Chief, Mr. Obama, and cheerfully endured his ritual castration, rendering him harmless to all who must-be-believed, and other sub-categories of the aggrieved and oppressed. At 76, he is way older than anyone (anyone serious, that is) who ever ran for President before, perhaps bordering even on feeble, and that’s another plus: he couldn’t hurt a fly. At least not here in the States. He has no plans, apparently, to try to make America great again — but he still has a hearty appetite for international adventuring that might redound to the benefit of the US War industry and its handmaidens on K Street and Capitol Hill.

And, of course, Uncle Joe goes through these palliative motions of bringing tranquility to the Democratic scramble, his smile fixed, teeth gleaming, hair perfect, hand a’pumping, as ever more information emerges about the spectacular effrontery of his international money-grubbing while vice-president. He did what in Ukraine in 2014? And Uncle Joe’s son, Hunter, walked away with how many millions of dollars after being appointed to the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings? Uncle Joe even bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations about how he browbeat Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko into firing their equivalent of Attorney General, who was about to look into this fishy Burisma deal. And then there was the even bigger windfall after Uncle Joe paid a call on China and Hunter’s shadowy company, Rosemont Seneca, landed a billion dollar private equity deal (whatever that means) from an equally shadowy company fronting for the Chinese government.

All of which means that Uncle Joe Biden’s career as the Democratic tranquilizer may have about the half-life of that Xanax tablet. The four pillars of the legacy media — The New York Times, The WashPo, CNN, and NBC — don’t want to touch these stories, but they are already out there, and nobody can stuff them back under the carpet, not even the mighty censors of Twitter and Facebook.


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  1. JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Think about JFK, LBJ, WJC. These were men with acumen to run for President. These Dems are an absolute joke. Every single one of him. Biden was a MSM laughing stock during the Obama administration, with everyone anticipating his next gaffe. If this is the best the DNC can pull from its ranks, no wonder HRC clobbered all of them last time. Watch out, I still see her in the wings.

    The Dems need a “superhero type” to show up to out shine the whole field. Any Ideas?

    • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:38 am #

      Unlike our host, I haven’t been impressed enough to write about Joe Biden this election cycle. I will get around to it before the first Democratic debate next month, but until then I’d rather write about Jay Inslee, who is making climate change his signature issue. I don’t think he has a chance, but he at least knows where to find the right crowd for his message, such as the 2019 Sacramento March for Science. They were receptive and the local news media covered him. Biden wouldn’t have bothered.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        Oh, that is who Jay Inslee is, my Govinator. I just googled him. A mystery solved because I have been wondering who this Jay Inslee is who has been filling my inbox asking for money for his PARTAY for a few years now.

        An established politician thinking he is going to embrace climate change? Wonders never cease. But we hire businessmen who’s signature personality trait is that they are assholes all the time to be politicians, so I have to say. It could happen.

        • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:54 am #

          Hi, K-Dog and Happy World Bee Day to you and the rest of our host’s readers! I thought you would respond to my mention of Inslee, as he is your state’s Governor. Wonders do never cease, but Inslee isn’t the first established politician to embrace climate change. Al Gore came first, although he has done most the advocacy for his cause after he left office, not before.

          • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am #

            Well better Inslee than the Golden One we have now. But it does not matter. The election is too far away.

            Bonesaw’s war with the Houthis has gone into unexpected overtime causing Bonesaw to fake sabotage of oil tankers to get the help he know he will get if America fears the gas line to its gas tank gets pinched off. As it was in two places recently.

            The distraction machine has been shifted into a higher gear. I am sure you have noticed! If things go the way I fear I want to be able to say Iran.

      • Neon Vincent May 20, 2019 at 10:47 am #

        As for “staying woke” as our host wrote, I found a good example of that in the MTV Movie and TV Awards, where Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her eponymous documentary have four nominations, Best Documentary, Best Real Life Hero, Most Meme-able Moment for “Notorious RBG,” and Best Fight between RBG and inequality. I wonder how a bunch of teens and 20-somethings will react to that? Probably by voting for the sports and music celebrities and actual cinematic fights that are competing with her.

        Meanwhile, the Retail Apocalypse lumbers on, as Family Dollar is closing 390 stores and turning hundreds more into Dollar Tree locations.

        • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:52 am #

          First Charles Schultz and now Jay Inslee. You do find them, my Motie!

          As far as hiring ‘successful’ businessmen to be presidents we could do better with the proprietors of fruit stands.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

          Dr Ruth Westheimer (sp?) is better. She was an Israeli sniper and now a Sex Guru. The rifle shoots death but the penis shoots life. But which is better, really, asked Socrates.

          Or how about Ruth Gordon? Her voice still sends chills up my spine. So glad I didn’t have to be a real life Harold to her Maude. I do identify with him, but I never had to date an old lady. Still won’t. Aint no such as an attractive old woman.

          Too bad about Harriet Miers who Bush tried to saddle us with. No doubt she would have been another great.

          • elysianfield May 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

            “Aint no such as an attractive old woman.”

            Janos,
            What is “old” as your qualifier? 40? 50? 60?

            We need perspective….

          • elysianfield May 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

            Janos,
            Give me a number and I am sure I can get a pic of a woman of that age that would make a priest kick out a stained glass window….

      • K-Dog May 22, 2019 at 12:31 am #

        On Tuesday morning, Gov. Jay Inslee signed bill 5001, titled “concerning human remains,” making Washington the first state in the U.S. to legalize human composting.

        • elysianfield May 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

          Dog,
          I don’t know about you, but finding a singed IUD in my pottage would take the bloom off the rose….

    • AKlein May 20, 2019 at 10:40 am #

      Mr Biden is what in “corporate-speak” would be called “a suit”. And a superannuated suit at that. Pitiful.Sad.

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:35 am #

        I believe the term is “empty suit”.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

        He said it was good that Whites will soon be a minority. White extinction is our strength!

    • Zoltar May 20, 2019 at 10:44 am #

      No, JohnAZ, the only thing the Democratic Party needs to do is go away. After more than a generation of betraying their natural constituency, and then managing to provide us with such a spectacularly unappealing candidate that she was capable of losing to Donald Trump, the Dems have shown their obdurate unwillingness to clean up that act. Screw More of the Same. Parties have a life cycle, die, and are replaced by a new entity that addresses the changed world. It’s time for the Democratic Party to cease to exist.

      • benr May 20, 2019 at 10:50 am #

        Actually I would say both parties need to go.
        Democrats for sure but the Republican party is hardly the party of Lincoln anymore.
        Actually on second thought Lincoln was a tyrant so probably a good thing or the enemies of America (Democrats) would all be sitting in prison barges on some disease infested river rotting away.

        • Zoltar May 20, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

          benr: The end of the Republican Party would certainly go unlamented by me, but it would simply be replaced by another party that represents the plutocrats. Since Reagan we have had the unnatural situation of two parties that are essentially “on the same side.” The demise of the Democratic Party would at least open the possibility for an opposition to arise.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

          The Republican Party is the party of no convictions at all, except birth control snd abortion both give them the heebie jeebies. Except when they hear a governor musing about keeping an infant who has survived abortion “comfortable” while talking with the parents about what to do with it, that doesn’t stir people like Mitt Romney to make a peep.
          Speaking of Mitt, why’s he still around?
          If he had anything to offer, we would have seen it by now.
          I think the Democrats are infested with the Legacy politicians worse than the Republicans.
          Gillibrand, Hillary, Cuomo, Romney; none of these have any successes they can point to.
          Oh wait Mitt made the Olympics solvent or something.
          He should have let it go.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

            Yes, no coincidence. A huge distraction from Immigration – the only issue that matters now.

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

            Many issues matter.
            I assume that yr ‘I’ word includes

            anchor babies
            refugees
            wetbacks
            etc

        • fugeguy May 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

          “Actually I would say both parties need to go.”

          Amen to that!

    • RJ Thompson May 20, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      Pardon my ignorance, who was WJC?

      FDR, JFK, LBJ I have heard of, but WJC is new to me.

    • siobhan May 20, 2019 at 10:51 am #

      Detective Pikachu

    • OccamsBeard May 20, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Poor Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden running against the Golden Golem is like Bush Sr. Running against Clinton – good luck with that!

    • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

      I am not a fan of Trump.

      But, I will say this . . .

      He is the first President in the last 50 years to stand up an confront the Chinamen.

      FUCK THE CHINAMEN!!

      Those despicable cunts need to be taken down a peg, and there
      is NO democrat with the cojones to event think about doing it.

      I hope he fucks them into a corner and makes them

      lose their “precious” face.

      That’s all they care about. Their “face.”

      RIP THEIR CHINAMEN’S FACES OFF!!!

      • ozone May 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm #

        “Thettle down, Beavith… [a]huhhuhhuh.”

  2. K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    I think the idea of using Joe to gets hands on the situation is nuts too. But as in the old movie ‘Moonstruck’ we should ‘Get Over It‘ and stop drinking the waters of ‘de Nile. The Demadope leaders have not the heart of the nation in their thoughts. I need to stop thinking they do. What is in their thoughts are the welfare of a small exclusive club with a hearty appetite for international adventuring for the handmaidens of K Street and Capitol Hill are not an endangered species.

  3. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 20, 2019 at 10:39 am #

    Well, if a Dem wins, Biden is probably the least insane of the field. So, there’s that.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  4. Brabantian May 20, 2019 at 10:43 am #

    Well it turns out those ‘stunning poll numbers’ for Joe Biden were gamed a bit, via the arrangement that most of the Democrats polled were over age 50 … the ones who still have fixed-line telephones

    Polls in general are masking the increasing tilt of populations toward the right wing, hence the ‘continual surprises’ when votes are counted … just like these last few days with the ‘surprise win’ of the more right-wing guy in Australia

    This goes back at least to the ‘surprise big victory’ of Ronald Reagan in 1980 in the USA, who was nearly even to Jimmy Carter in polling, but won by a landslide … people shy of telling the pollsters they were gonna pull that lever for the ‘stupid movie actor’ slammed by the media

    Are people afraid to tell polsters how they feel, given the predominance of ‘Left’-tilted media, and the current framing where it is considered ‘racist, bigoted, backward’ etc to favour the Right, with its anti-immigration etc positioning?

    Left and Right have somewhat reversed places … a common perception now is that it is today’s ‘Right’ which is more pro-worker-income, pro-local-jobs, pro-family-support

    Whereas ‘Left’ now more means minority identity politics, immigrants, LGBT, and aggressive online censorship of ‘racism and bigotry and causing offence’ … the Right seeming to stand for what is left of ‘freedom’

    Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are both a bit long in the tooth, set to turn age 80 in their first term if they should be elected

    Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, the real Dem candidates it seems … perhaps not to be permitted as the USA hurtles into collapse

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:17 am #

      Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard are both very interesting candidates to me but of course they are basically sidelined.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

        New Americans.
        Not White, Black or/nor a mix of the 2.

        • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

          Yes, unfortunately the old Americans in the lineup are all sold out. I wish it weren’t true.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

      You take a poll, Joe’s the only name they’ve heard of, they are going to say Joe, rather than admit they are too stupid to have given it any thought.
      Besides, they faked the polls before the 2016 election, they aren’t suddenly deciding to have integrity or something.

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

        Breadline Bernie is still in the hunt.

        Keep the Red Flag Flying, Komrads.

        Where there is life there is hope.

        Brh

        • ozone May 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

          BRH,
          Where there is attention paid and thought applied… there are false hopes exterminated. 😉

    • draupnir May 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

      I had it from a poster on another site that he regularly takes polls and tells them the exact opposite of what he actually intends. He said it was fun and invited me to join in the effort to deliberately confound and confuse. One guy said everybody at his place of work was doing it.

    • Majella May 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

      Brabantian: “Whereas ‘Left’ now more means minority identity politics, immigrants, LGBT, and aggressive online censorship of ‘racism and bigotry and causing offence’ … the Right seeming to stand for what is left of ‘freedom’”

      This may be how its seen within the US, but in other, saner places on the planet the perception of the US is quite different.

      It is that “The Left” is fighting for such human rights as are taken for granted almost everywhere else – universal healthcare being the most obvious, but also for social justice (a term that has been poisoned by the “SJW” meme so well disseminated by the bleating Right),. which I mean simple FAIRNESS in how the Body Civic treats its members.

      Ask any poor person who has ended up in jail for 7 days because she couldn’t pay some bullshit parking fine, consequently lost her 2 minimum wage jobs because she didn’t – COULDN’T – show up, followed closely by losing her (rented) home because she COULDN’T find the rent. Yeah, anyone wanting to defend this systemic-victim is always some crazy red-pinko-communist-socialist, who wants to destroy the wonderous USA. And is probably on the LGBTQ spectrum, so even more reason to dismiss that person (for giving a fuck).

      Meanwhile, the Right in the US looks not like a bastion of the last remnants of ‘freedom’ but the home of overt racism and bigotry and sheer, unadulterated hypocrisy!

      Where’s the ‘freedom’ being defended when a bunch of undereducated nutjob state congresspeople can determine that:

      “You can only get an abortion before you know you’re pregnant. Once you know you’re pregnant, you can’t get an abortion”.

      That’s some Catch, that Catch #22. That new one (Georgia’s) is by far the most egregious, but the competition is hot!

      Republicans care about the unborn child, until it’s born, Then it can go fend for itself. It’s mother – if single – will be vilified for even ASKING for some assistance from her community – the one that SENTENCED her to motherhood by denying her access to an abortion.

      The ‘moral’ right makes me utterly sick to me stomach.

      A recent survey showed that only 19% of Americans are in the “Never” side of the abortion argument. only 26% are in the “Whenever” side.

      So, the significant majority – 55% – are for access to a regulated abortion service – for those who need it (rape/incest victims) and those who choose it (‘I got 6 kids already and that asshole husband just won’t leave me alone or wear a rubber’).

      It seems to me that, as a Society, the USA just lacks any sense of social empathy. Many individuals have it, in spades, but as a whole, the ‘dog-eat-dog’ & ‘everyone for themselves’ philosophies rule the place.

      Funny… that’s diagnosed as sociopathic behavior, exhibited most dramatically by CORPORATIONS. Who really runs this shithole country?

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

        Yeah, the USA is a hard place, always has been from day 1.

        Still, millions of people from around the world are risking it all to get in here.

        How do you figure it, Majella?

        brh

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 12:45 am #

        Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then WTF are all the foreigners coming here for pray tell? Oh yeah…..money and a better life and lots of government services.

        • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm #

          I guess it’s a better shithole than their shithole.

          I was referring to places which are SANER than the US – like GB, Australasia, Canada, Western Europe, Japan and Scandanavia.

          I don’t see any ‘caravans’ of Finns storming the US border or even than many seeking legal entry.

      • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:34 am #

        Your bleeding heart…you try and try …but all you do is show the world your off your meds again.
        Seek help you socialist troll.

        • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

          Benr – you’re such a perfect example of just how fucked up the ‘right’ has become. Nasty, small-minded and inarticulate.

          • Q. Shtik May 22, 2019 at 1:19 am #

            Now now boys, let’s not become a couple of assholes. Play nice.

  5. benr May 20, 2019 at 10:45 am #

    On display is the very 1% so many Democrat supports chant about.
    Over and over the Democrat party proves they have no moral or ethics and anything goes as long as they get a buck and can hold on to power.
    I say it daily Republicans bad Democrats worse.
    Corruption at all levels the only difference is the media ignores the stench of Democrat corruption and crucifies the Republicans like Duke Cunningham a war hero dirty oh yes but nothing like the Clintons, Pelosi’s, Obamas and the Bidens!
    If it was an equal representation of the law prosecution and protection this country might actually have a chance but as it stands now we are doomed to a third world cesspool.
    Corruption destroys countries and we are being destroyed right in front of our eyes there is no longer even the attempt to hide it.

    • Ol' Scratch May 20, 2019 at 10:48 am #

      Where’s some good old fashioned dragon fire when we need it?

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:42 am #

        Peter Dinklage for president.

        “We need a real dwarf in the White House . . .

        not merely an intellectual dwarf.”

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:15 am #

      They don’t need to hide it anymore because they see that they can get away with everything and there is still no insurrection in the streets.

      • Majella May 20, 2019 at 7:08 pm #

        Who is the ‘they’ in that post, SSL? It can be read any which way depending on one’s perspective.

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 12:41 am #

          The Deep State Mainstream Media Complex.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

            Oh, THOSE guys….got any names? (besides Soros, of course, the Grandaddy of them all…)

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

            How did the Military-Industrialists manage to get out from under this accusation?

          • Nightowl May 23, 2019 at 11:06 am #

            Names? Yes, any reporter or outlet that follows “Accountabiltiy Journalism,” a philosophy cooked up to let MSM hacks avoid having to say that they openly lie to you.

            I am sure a resourceful young MMFA operative like yourself is well versed in it.

    • rhys12 May 21, 2019 at 11:27 am #

      “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton.
      Power produces corruption. The Founders tried to control this by severely limiting the power of government, particularly the higher levels of government, and instituting a balance of power among the branches of government. Most things were to be done and financed privately or by local government.

      States began to break this arrangement in education, where the attraction of having State dollars took away control of education from parents and local school boards. The Federal Government observed this and with its sole power to mint currency began increasing its own power at the expense of State and Local Governments. The Depression and the confiscation of gold, followed by the total debasement of the currency by Nixon allowed the Federal Government (or the private Federal Reserve Banks) to create endless money out of nothing, thus removing the last obstacle to the total takeover of all power by the Federal Government.

      At the same time, the Congress slowly became not a way to represent the people, but a cushy career where you could choose your own income and benefits, not being subject to the niggardly limits your constituents suffered. Not rocking the boat, and pleasing your corporate contributors became the way to go. Congress increasingly did little to nothing of value. They don’t even write their own legislation, or seemingly even read it. The activist Supreme Court tried filling the power vacuum for awhile, inventing new “Constitutional Rights” not in the Constitution, but soon found its reputation and standing eroding. In the end, Presidents of both parties limited the Court’s role by selecting certain justices to the Court, and dealt with the power gap by issuing “executive orders”, bypassing both the Congress and the Constitution, which is why people are so obsessed with who gets elected President these days. They are for all practical purposes elected Kings. They are still elected and have term limits, but it won’t be long before that changes. The concentration of power in what was to be the least powerful level of government is what has corrupted America.

      • DarkMatter May 21, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

        “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Almost all great men are bad men”.

        This being the case we need a government of mediocre men.

  6. Ol' Scratch May 20, 2019 at 10:46 am #

    If Biden ends up as the Dem nominee I’ll have to openly question the legitimacy of the entire US election farce. As in, forces behind the scenes (the MICC) will have decided that they want Trump back for four more years of global hysterics, with Biden serving as a narrow second best option for ensuring virtually the same outcomes.

    Either way, I no longer believe Trump is what he represents himself to be (whatever in the hell that is!), and is basically a puppet on some not so cleverly concealed strings representing someone else’s agenda. Could well be that the globalists have assigned him the destroyer role for the US, so that a post-US dominated globalism 2.0 can be rolled out. It’s served it’s purpose well since WWII, but as GOT reminded us fore the final time last night, the wheel of empire just keeps right on turning.

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:14 am #

      I agree with you Ol’ Scratch. Trump is not who he had represented himself to be. He is not America First. He is not for the Wall. Those were really the only things that energized his base. Or I should say those were the things that energized his base. That is all gone. He has proven he works for the Globalists. And he clearly is working for the Zionist agenda. No one would have imagined in 2016 that he would preside over the largest migrations into the US in history. So clearly, he isn’t who he presented himself to be or he determined to change or was forced to change once in office.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

        Huh?

        Not America first? Then why to protect the trade balances with foreign countries to protect American business, (no, not the international corporations) and to try to resurrect American companies with tariff protection. The man is trying to undo damage from thirty years of cowardly American foreign policy. Not America first? Trying to protect and grow the economy to the detriment of the globalist liberal financial forces is about as pro-American as he can get.

        Doesn’t want the wall? They are building the wall, slowly due to constraints. Trump wants to send all the excess at the border to sanctuary cities, what a delightful decision. Again, he is being blocked politically. The wall will be built! The border will be controlled, even if a Dem sneaks in. Then the Dems will try to convince America the Wall was their idea, just like they are trying to claim the economy was Obama’s.

        Trump’s problem is not his inability to make the DC crowd work, it is the obstruction put up no. One by RINOs and then the Dems. The Deep State in other words. There has never been a more forceful leader since LBJin the White House. I would always rather have the pugnacious GGG batting for the country than the cowards that have been his predecessors for thirty years.

        NOKO, China, Russia, Iran no longer think of the US as walkover territory.

        • pkrugman May 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

          “NOKO, China, Russia, Iran no longer think of the US as walkover territory.”

          NOKO is firing missiles again while receiving love letters from Trump.

          China is slamming the US economy with retaliatory tariffs. China owns US debt.

          Russia has a green light to change votes in the 2020 election. They have Trump under control over the biggest money-laundering scheme in history, with money flowing from Russia and former Soviet republics via Danske Bank Estonia.

          Iran is not blinking. The Mullahs don’t mind dying. Trump is backing down militarily because Russia is allied with Iran. Trump has made the US weaker and the world less safe.

          • benr May 20, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

            ROTFLOL
            No one was more pathetic and dangerous than president Obama.
            Even Jimmy Carter was more a of chicken hawk!
            Obama and his red line nonsense!

          • Majella May 20, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

            Thanks, pkrugman. Perfectly & succinctly stated.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 11:06 pm #

          Good point. One of the very few promises Trump has kept. The Wall is now just a non-contiguous fence. Basically just more of the same shit. And like Obama more before him, he sent thousands of unarmed National Guardsmen down there to string a bit of wire and stand around looking stupid. A stunt.

          There are Laws against them actually doing something? Break those Laws which should have never been passed. That’s why we elected him.

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 12:38 am #

          It’s not that I am not appreciative of the good that Trump is doing John. It’s just that the country is really undergoing an invasion. We have an anticpated illegal migration of over one million people this year. In my estimation it seems like a big emergency and threat. No one can be sure what diseases or what terrorists are coming across that border. He should have locked down the border and taken drastic action. That is why we voted for him.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 11:56 am #

            I agree and yet how does one do this with activist judges, the media and the Democrat party obstructing at every turn?
            Declare martial law and risk losing my and people like me tepid support?
            I held my nose and voted for the Donald but in the end it seems our system is to corrupt for anyone person to change no matter how dogged they try.

  7. John1945 May 20, 2019 at 10:48 am #

    Joe Biden is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President.
    New York Herald Tribune, January 8, 1932

    Fireside chats,anyone ?

    • benr May 20, 2019 at 10:53 am #

      Pleasant?
      Ask the female secret agents assigned to him that had to watch his pasty butt skinny dipping..

      • John1945 May 20, 2019 at 11:24 am #

        “Pleasant” is not what it used to be 🙂
        Even in the 60’s LBJ was a notorious bottom-pincher.
        Maybe Mr.Biden is old school ?

        • benr May 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

          By all reports LBJ was very unpleasant he is reported to have taken dumps and made people talk with him while doing so with the door open and also loved showing of his ahem Johnson.

          • John1945 May 20, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

            Those were reports by Paul Johnson,British historian.Also LBJ had sex with his secretary Madeline Duncan Brown in the Oval Office.And Ike had sex with Irish redhead Major Kay Summersby,his driver, in a Jeep.So what ? Them damn British prigs…Probably they wish they were Texans.

          • draupnir May 20, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

            From all reports, his Johnson was impressive and he was rightfully proud of it.

          • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

            Well, JFK was nailing bimbos in the White House Pool

            So what?

            Jackie was home, reporters and staff were aware of it. Nobody made a big deal of the situation, let the ponies run, that was their motto. Boys will have fun.

            Let’s not even mention what Warren Harding was into. Phew, its still Top Secret, 95 years after the fact!

            Brh

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

          One story is, while on live TV, LBJ pulled up his shirt to show a scar from a medical incision. Not a war scar.

          Did he kill JFK?

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:36 am #

            Don’t fool yourself LBJ served in WWII even went on a suicide mission of sorts in the belly of a war plane dropping payload on the ground against Imperial Japan.

    • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 11:02 am #

      Walter Lippmann made the original quote. Walter Lippmann who with Eddie Bernays sat on the Creel Committee. They were out to “make the world safe for democracy”. A plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history was implemented and America was led into WWI. Now Trump is the Woodrow Wilson of our time and plans to lead America to war against Iran are quietly being put in motion. This will lead to WWIII.

      • John1945 May 20, 2019 at 11:31 am #

        Presidents come and go…
        Speaking of intellectual accomplishments-Mr.Trump would not make a pimple on Mr.Wilson’s butt.
        Just compare Trump’s “The Art of the (Crooked) Deal” to Mr.Wilson’s 6 volume “History of the United States”.
        Courtesy of Google it was scanned at 600dpi and uploaded to archive.org.

      • libertysghost May 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        Trump won’t start a war with Iran…I still can’t understand how everyone ignores his way of pushing these “rogues” (because we’ve been told they were “rogues” for decades so they must be, right?) into his “deals”.

        He won’t start a war in Venezuela either.

        You did a nice job summarizing the critical change in “persuasive messaging” that transpired in the early 20th c., and implying Wilson’s codification of those means into our political system thereafter.

        Sure Teddy R. was kind of the first “identity politics” president, but identity politics after Wilson really became the norm in total at all federal elected levels within a couple decades after Wilson, and this was an offshoot of that Creel Commission success IMO.

        Identity politics is truly the opiate of the masses in the US in the 20th c. And really, even when Marx first “sort of ” coined that phrase, religion was already subservient to the most powerful states on the planet.

        • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

          Wilson was a southerner and white supremacist, one of his first acts was to fire all the black postmasters Roosevelt and Taft had hired the previous 12 years. And he was a Democrat.

          Brh

      • Loneranger May 20, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

        Trump is the second coming of Churchill.

        • ozone May 20, 2019 at 9:40 pm #

          …I guess Churchill lost nearly all of his extensive and nuanced vocabulary, quick wit, and political acumen whilst mouldering in his [nearly] final resting place.

          Other than that, I’m certain that you’re absolutely correct!

        • DarkMatter May 21, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

          Churchill oversaw the destruction of the British Empire and the loss of the Pound as the reserve currency. You are probably right on those matters.

    • pkrugman May 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

      Since Biden was born in 1942, I think this mention of Biden in the 1932 NY Herald Tribune is fake news.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

        Are you sure?

        • John1945 May 20, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

          Sancta simplicitas…
          (I am not referring to you,Mr K-Dog)

          Fake news vs Quote vs Template

          I have even better one:

          Mellon pulled the whistle
          Hoover rang the bell,
          Wall street gave the signal,
          And the country went to hell

  8. shotho May 20, 2019 at 10:56 am #

    “. . . . bordering even on feeble.” You’re right about that. At 77, I’d hate to be playing president or anything else close to real responsibility.
    I’m beginning to think that the ole Golem should have another four years. It would surely hasten things along and blow the chi-chi’s out of the water.

  9. malthuss May 20, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    In the ‘what do these very recent criminals have in common’ category:

    Uber Diamond driver Yusuf Abdi Ali, was big time killer, from 1980s, buried people alive.

    Bus driver in Europe–tries to kill a bus full of white children. Convicted sex criminal. But Italy likes these types. African.

    An old man on a bus is killed by a 25 year old woman.

    A bus driver is killed by a Mr Mc Griff in Florida.

    nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1007476

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am #

      Malth, in W Europe, those type of posts could get you in jail.

      Truth is dangerous, and forbidden.

      Brh

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 11:50 am #

        Europe is just a few years further along the same road to perdition the US is on.

        The cracks in the European foundation are gaping wider by the day.

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

          si

          they cancelled my America.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

            In our America, Love loses.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

        si

      • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 7:05 am #

        “Malth, in W Europe, those type of posts could get you in jail.

        Truth is dangerous, and forbidden.”

        Why do you do this, brh? I mean there are enough things to complain about without making stuff up, right?

        I googled the story about the Senegalese bus driver and the first sites that came up were The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph, each with the full story. I daresay if I’d posted it in other European languages, other newspapers would have come up instead.

        So why, brh?

  10. Hands4u May 20, 2019 at 10:58 am #

    I’m not interested in 4 more years wilth a leader who is a shill, sham, shameful with all the social skills of Shamu the Killer Whale. Time to think outside the DC beltline as well as PT Ump.

    • Hands4u May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      And “PT” Umps’ Beltline.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 11:05 am #

        Trumps belt or the beltway. Out of the pan into the fire. More wasted bacon no matter which way.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

      Yeah, why not vote for Tillacum the Killer Whale? He killed a few people before they retired him. I’ve always been attracted to pony tails just like he is. Well not just like: I’ve never drowned anybody by biting their pony tail and then diving.

  11. SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:07 am #

    I can’t even believe their audacity for putting Joe Biden in front of our faces after this #metoo snow job they have pulled. And I guess no one is ever going to address how Christine Blasey Ford can get away with totally lying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and making a million bucks for it. Meanwhile Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax who actually committed assault sits in his office and ain’t worried about nothing. And Alyssa Milano, she is nothing but an opportunist since she just loves Uncle Joe and thinks he is the greatest thing since sliced bread. And Mika Brzezinski too! She sits there and says oh don’t worry honey he ain’t worried about what your hair smells like despite the fact that he is face planted in your scalp. And yet you think or rather you act like you think Trump is a misogynist? I am glad that they at least openly discredit themselves and prove themselves to be opportunistic hypocrites for the world to see. Totally without merit and morals of any kind. Why are they never called to account for their lies and deception????

    • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

      What a great rant! And so full of misleading non-facts! Thanks! I got a real good laugh there, SSL.

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 12:26 am #

        So then where are your facts? Prove me wrong. If it was a real thing political party wouldn’t matter. Abusers wouldn’t receive cover one way or another. But it was never about abuse then and it isn’t now. Alyssa Milano has been doing this all along to attempt to not become a has been. But come to think of it Mika did start to question #metoo once Al Franken resigned so that started a while ago. Remember how she opined that maybe not all women should be believed? Especially a Trump voter and model who appeared on Hannity. Oh well I digress. Anyway, obviously not every single accusation is true. But it was never about the truth. It was always a bunch of lies and it still is. And they are still opportunistic hypocrites.

        • benr May 21, 2019 at 11:57 am #

          Stop feeding the troll it thrives on attention.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

            🙂

  12. BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 11:07 am #

    Joe Biden’s perfect hair …

    Jim, I think he has had hair implants, hence the name ‘Plugs’ Biden.

    Don’t count out Pete Buttgieg, America’s Mayor, with his families’ Marxist pedegree and Proud Gayness. That’s about 5% of the popular vote right there. And if he changes his name from ‘Peter’ to ‘Pedro’ — which I have suggested — he might pick up some of the Hispanic vote. Who knowsm, that might put him on top, no pun intended.

    Brh

    • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

      Buttigieg is vocal about climate change; he says it’s a national security threat and was one of the 400+ mayors who signed a pact to adhere to the Paris Accord after President Trump pulled out.

      Buttigieg is a strong advocate for stronger gun control laws, including a universal background checks and is against guns in schools.

      He’s a religious man [!!!!!!!!!!!!]
      and has spoken out against the extreme right’s claim over Christianity.

      He believes Christianity aligns more so with the democratic party.

      [that and murdering fetuses?].

      • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

        Just another wolf in sheep’s clothing.

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

          talk about privilege…read his wiki > ‘early life’.

      • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:16 pm #

        The clue is in the name “Christianity”, that is Christ.

        You know… that long-haired bearded hippy in sandals, going around preaching ‘love one another’, ‘care for the poor, the sick & the lame’.

        What a commie-pinko loser!

        youtube.com/watch?v=D1pYoZh5P4w&list=RDD1pYoZh5P4w&start_radio=1&t=65

        • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:41 am #

          It does take one to know one.
          The commie pinko loser part that is.
          The issue with you leftists is the part about taking charity out of the hands of private and forcing it upon government. Then we all lose AND pay for it while some politician suddenly gets far richer.
          The only thing government is really good at is driving costs up and spending lots of money with nothing to really show for it but waste.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

            You really are a cold-hearted asshole, Benr. Pitiless and nasty.

  13. 450.org May 20, 2019 at 11:13 am #

    Joe Biden never met a woman he didn’t want to molest. Unlike Trump, he doesn’t go straight for the pussy and grab it. Instead, he smells their hair first and works his way down to the promised land. Age is of no consequence. Old and young alike will do. Even inflatable dollies.

    “Jesus, I love the smell of Herbal Essence in the morning. Better than Napalm. I bet your pubes smell even nicer.

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:24 am #

      Oh well you just have to understand that his touchy feely issues are only because he is so genuine and loving that he can’t help himself. He is a good man that has never had one bad thought or done one bad thing at all…..

      A man like Trump will get his face slapped and realize he went too far and is being a jerk. A man like Biden will get his face slapped and say, “oh baby I didn’t realize you like to play rough” with a gross smirk on his face.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 11:41 am #

        So you are saying size matters.

        • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

          Of course it matters.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

        One is In with the Satanists and one is out. Politics exist among the Elite as well it seems. Trump is in with the Orthodox Israelis and Evangelical Christians.

        • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:58 pm #

          I appreciate that you always talk to me and not at me.

    • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

      Its not the wimmen I worry about, but the 11 year old girls.

      • Nightowl May 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

        Thank you. It is amazing that even in a thread where people are raking Biden over the coals for all manner of things, they won’t touch the fact that he is on film groping kids.

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

          If I recall, he is hot mic ed saying to a tiny 13? year old,
          ‘do you know horny this makes me’–or something like that.

          • Nightowl May 21, 2019 at 4:37 am #

            I’ve seen that, but found hard to hear exactly what he said. The girl does recoil in horror, however.

            One of the worst examples I have seen is one where he rubs the breast of a young girl wearing a black blouse. Unmistakable.

            youtube.com/watch?v=DXcd_2rB7n4

  14. Robert White May 20, 2019 at 11:35 am #

    As a CANUCK Liberal I, for one, also see Biden as completely crooked & a Democrat legacy stooge of stooges. In this respect, I fully agree with the Republican pundits on whatever flaws they dig up on his track record of achievement. More noteworthy is his unethical progeny and the revolving door from private industry to the back door of the White House that he is certain to access if his less than stellar father ever amassed enough support to get elected.

    Biden is a joke of a candidate given his lack of personality & automaton like persona that was quickly crafted by equally inane
    characters in the Democratic Party.

    At this juncture in the race to defeat the orange one I am suspect of the people the democrats are insinuating into the race.

    Biden, if elected, would undoubtedly develop senile dementia somewhere during the first term given his propensity to age over the last few years ahead of the other aged old decrepit cronies offered up in the mix.

    Laws should be established to prevent atrophied old people from assuming political position & leadership roles to govern. Antiquated old aged atrophied Democrats should be rendered into Soylent Green or just plain old fertilizer IMHO.

    Joe Biden should be added to the future fossil fuel reserves along with his contemporaries in both useless USA political parties.

    Frankly, we all know why Biden is running as the centrist old white guy instead of Hillary. If Biden won the race Hillary would immediately claim that the American voters are sexist.

    America looks like it is going to erupt into full bore chaos during the next electoral round. Warren will never even get close to helm either so I don’t understand why she is even attempting to run this time round?

    RW

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 11:56 am #

      What’s going to happen in Canada when Trudeau bans firearms next week?

      That’s what you should be thinking about.

      Brh

      • Robert White May 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

        Prime Minister Trudeau is NOT going to put forward a weapons ban next week, BRH. We are into election mode and if PM Trudeau put forward a weapons ban the Conservative & Libertarian functionaries would riot in the streets and turn to Zombies en masse before our very eyes.

        Liberals are highly intelligent thinkers over here in CANUCKistan, man. That’s why I joined the bastards.

        RW

        • benr May 20, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

          “Liberals are highly intelligent thinkers over here in CANUCKistan” -Robert White

          I have always been amused at just how smart all the Liberals believe themselves to be and how often they choose to point it out to anyone dumb enough to listen to them.

    • TPTB-USA May 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm #

      “Biden, if elected, would undoubtedly develop senile dementia somewhere during the first term given his propensity to age over the last few years ahead of the other aged old decrepit cronies offered up in the mix.”

      The plan is to slip HRC in as V.P., so she can be a shoe-in when Biden gives up the ghost.

  15. Tate May 20, 2019 at 11:41 am #

    I hope it’s Butt-itch Heckler. That would be one for the ages. I think it’s close to the time when both the Dems & the Repugs are breaking up into separate parties. There are major factions of both parties that have more in common with elements of the other than is acknowledged. Those who try to heal the unhealable wounds & keep a straight face the longest win in the end. If Biden can keep that smile from cracking who knows? (But he can’t).

  16. Elrond Hubbard May 20, 2019 at 11:43 am #

    “Unfathomable Evil Recognizing Unfathomable Evil”: Trump’s Possible Pardons of War Criminals Provoke Outrage
    “If you were to make a list of ‘top notorious U.S. war crimes of the post-9/11 era’ it would look a lot like the president’s pardoning plans.”

    commondreams.org/news/2019/05/18/unfathomable-evil-recognizing-unfathomable-evil-trumps-possible-par…

    “Progressives, human rights advocates, and journalists responded with outrage on Saturday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump ‘has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes.’

    “Unnamed U.S. government officials told the Times that on or around Memorial Day, Trump may pardon multiple servicemembers involved with ‘high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder, and desecration of a corpse.’

    “As the newspaper reported:

    “The requests are for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of the Navy SEALs, who is scheduled to stand trial in the coming weeks on charges of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive with a knife while deployed in Iraq.

    “They are also believed to include the case of a former Blackwater security contractor recently found guilty in the deadly 2007 shooting of dozens of unarmed Iraqis; the case of Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn, the Army Green Beret accused of killing an unarmed Afghan in 2010; and the case of a group of Marine Corps snipers charged with urinating on the corpse of a dead Taliban fighter.

    “‘These are all extremely complicated cases that have gone through a careful system of consideration,’ Gary Solis, a retired military judge and armor officer who served in Vietnam, told the Times. ‘A freewheeling pardon undermines that whole system.’

    “Solis warned that pardoning servicemembers accused or convicted of war crimes ‘raises the prospect in the minds of the troops that says, “Whatever we do, if we can get the folks back home behind us, maybe we can get let off.”‘

    “The news on Saturday came after Trump, earlier this month, pardoned former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, who was convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner in 2008. As Common Dreams reported at the time, human rights advocates decried that decision as ‘a presidential endorsement of a murder that violated the military’s own code of justice.'”

    Greet the dawn of JHK’s new age of… consequences.

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      WTF is Common Dreams?

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

        reportage site? NGO?

        I watched a lil movie today, on you tube, the guy who survived 76
        days in a life raft.
        inspiring.

      • Robert White May 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

        CD is an Internet publisher that offers free research to the grovelling masses of Feudal serfs that can’t afford subscriptions to cheesy science journals that have lost all credibility over time.

        RW

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

          what is common about such dreams?

          • Robert White May 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

            Ubiquity, Malthuss.

            RW

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

          sounds like elRONs kinda place.

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

      Please tell us when Progressives don’t do anything without expressing outrage? It seems like Progressives only know and understand outrage.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 20, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

        You’re right, SoftStarLight. Because if there’s one thing you never see anyone but me express on this blog, it’s any kind of outrage.

        • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

          I call bullshit.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 20, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

            That’s cheap of you, CancelMyCard. I suspect it’s because you’ve got no actual response. Cheap moves are all that’s left.

            This blog is nothing but outrage, all the live-long day; it’s just reactionary outrage. What did Willard say in Apocalypse Now? Singling out the progressive because he expressed outrage around here is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.

        • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 11:50 pm #

          But Elrond I wasn’t saying you were expressing outrage. The article said that progressives were outraged over Trump’s pardons and I was just wondering when progressives are not outraged. It seems like they are full of outrage 24/7. Now I agree with you. There is plenty of outrage here too.

    • benr May 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

      Commondreams seriously?
      I suggest the writers, supporters and buyers of this rag go to Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan for a couple of months and wander around.
      I suspect they will never write another hit piece on American soldiers of the caliber as Chief Edward Gallagher nor question the motives of people who have been there and seen what the Taliban and ISIS/ISIL do to people on a daily basis.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

        When they use terms like “may” and “possible” it isn’t reporting the news, it’s predicting what future news will be.
        I guess the rush to be first is so ingrained, they have started printing scoops before they happen.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 20, 2019 at 5:34 pm #

        benr, I don’t give a shit about Gallagher’s motives. Not except insofar as they establish his guilt or innocence. Thoughts aren’t criminal; actions are.

        I don’t hold with the moral relativism of people claiming that crimes aren’t crimes when our side commits them, only when our enemies do. I hold to principles: homicide is a bad thing, and even in war there’s such a thing as a crime. Yes, I’m accusing you of moral relativism. You’re saying that X is bad when the Taliban and ISIS/ISIL do it, but not when American soldiers do it. Show me the lie.

        • benr May 20, 2019 at 6:58 pm #

          War is war people die.
          What has been under reported was he was doing chest compressions trying to save one of the fools who had just tried to murder him and his squad. The one he is now accused of murdering.
          Instead of dragging bodies through the street or stringing them naked and burned from bridges. The American military is held to a different standard even to the point of making us lose conflicts we should win hands down but to do so we have to resort to brutality only engaged in by the other side.
          You know the type John Kerry extolled on and on about so many years ago.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 20, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

            The American military goddamn well should be held to a higher standard than terrorists, don’t you think? You advocate pitifully low standards with a great deal of indignation, benr. Regardless, don’t go looking for me to soothe your hurt feelings.

            Mind you, I also hold to the principle of innocent until proven guilty. Not only has nothing has been proven in court, Gallagher’s lawyers have accused the prosecution of tracking their e-mail and even infecting their computers with malware. If that turns out to be true, I would support a mistrial regardless of the facts; it’s out of bounds for any legitimate court proceeding. Let justice be done though the heavens fall.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:47 am #

            Elrond somewhere on here I did say they are railroading the Chief.
            His subordinates had an axe to grind with him and tried to get him removed from his position more then once.
            Having served in the US NAVY I have seen how warped stuff gets when politics, grievance and grand standing get involved.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

            Are you the same benr who posted about how declaring Martial Law would cause you to stop supporting Mr Trump? Disaster is upon us but we can’t acknowledge it – so the situation worsens. We fiddle as Rome burns.

          • Exscotticus May 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

            >>> The American military goddamn well should be held to a higher standard than terrorists, don’t you think?

            It’s a sad day when I have to agree with Elrond.

            The Bush torture debacle… And yes Obama retained torture as an option with the help of McCain.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 22, 2019 at 9:54 am #

            benr, it’s true that Gallagher’s brother has been on TV selling that idea, and that Gallagher accused his underlings of ‘cowardice’ in combat. He said/she said proves nothing, which is why legal proceedings exist. Gallagher and his attorneys are free to make their case at trial. Though one wonders why they should go to the trouble, when it looks like the fix is in at the Commander-In-Chief level.

            Mind you, I’m not insisting on this guy’s guilt. I want to see justice done in all cases. Lord knows I’d sleep better at night if the facts show there was no war crime.

            PS: Points to you, Exscotticus, for understanding that torture is actually wrong. There are some specimens here who don’t get that and say so, loudly.

        • Nightowl May 21, 2019 at 4:41 am #

          So tell us again, did Trump commit any actual crimes to date?

  17. capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 11:57 am #

    Biden is the same old shit warmed over. Voting for Joe is just perpetuating the same old DC song and dance. Joe is embedded in the flesh of Wash just like all the rest of the ticks. Having said that, there’s no reason to think that Trump is any less corrupt than the rest of the Washington crowd. If anything, he’s more power hungry, and money hungry than all of them. I’m really stymied this time around. No idea who to support. The oligarchs who control things, will not allow anyone to take power who does not conform to their expectations, and make no mistake, they run the show, unless Trump is successful at making himself President For Life, in which case they will have to line up behind him for their turn at the trough.

    The Democrats are no longer the party of the blue collar working class, because there is no blue collar working class anymore. The good paying manufacturing jobs are gone. Like I’ve said before, that was the only way poor people could lift themselves out of poverty, and now those days are gone. After WWII, the country made so much money that there was no way the corporations could hog it all, even though they tried, the middle class managed to get enough to enable themselves to become the middle class. That boat has sailed, however, and much of the country hasn’t woken up to the ugly truth, which is that we are gonna get poorer as a class until we wind up in about the same shape as we were in the thirties. Not good news, but there’s little point in trying to sugarcoat it. What you see in Wash DC is the way it’s gonna be from now on. Money flocks to power, and the sooner people can figure out how screwed they are, the better chance there is that they can do something about it.

    • SoftStarLight May 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

      I agree with you Captain. What do you think we can do to change things?

      • rackslope May 20, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

        It cannot be changed other than with human evolution. The most an aware man can do is make the best of it for himself and his family. Any change will be temporary and will revert back to the historical norms due to human nature.

        • jdhines May 20, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

          rackslope,

          >>> “The most an aware man can do is make the best of it for himself and his family. Any change will be temporary and will revert back to the historical norms due to human nature.”

          How absolutely true. This is the truest and most comprehensive comment I’ve heard in quite awhile. It was true 2,500 years ago, it is true today and it will continue to be true as long as homo sapiens retain their human nature. Well said, rackslope, this one is a keeper.

          JDH

      • capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

        Somebody’s gonna have to throw a wrench in the works,SSL, and I’m not sure what will work. One thing I do know, is that MAGA looks good on a red hat, but like I said, those days are gone and they ain’t coming back. Anybody who thinks that way is just fooling themselves.

        • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

          But capt, even if we are fooling ourselves, it is better to get out there and try for something better than what we have right now, isn’t it?
          We have an entrenched political class sucking the life blood out of our young people.
          The Occupiers and the Tea Partiers were both right, and both on the same side.
          The Democrats and the Republicans were both against them.
          The Democrats and Republicans are branches of one party.
          The MSM is not an arm of the Democrats, it is the other way around.
          People like Bernie and Liz Warren have directly benefitted from a system they claim they are going to fix.
          A vote for Hillary was a vote for more of the Bush/Clinton dynasty.
          Look who the other choice was supposed to be, the other half of the same coin.

          • capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

            Well Beryl, it’s hard to come up with any alternative to the loss of manufacturing jobs. Once the 3rd world learned how to do it, they kicked our butts. I worked in the electronic printed circuit business. When companies approached us to bid on a job, our engineers would go over every detail of manufacture, and try to come up with the cheapest bid possible. Our competitors, mostly from Taiwan at the time, paid their workers the lowest wages around, and would walk in the door and underbid us without even bothering to look at the specs of what they would be asked to make. You can’t fight that, and I have no idea what to replace those jobs with that will allow the middle class to rise up again. There doesn’t seem to be anything comparable that will work.

        • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:26 pm #

          youtube.com/watch?v=iZyiZ2dXtVc

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 1:03 am #

          Fine. So the 1950’s are over. Got it. But we still would be much better off in the long term if we bring manufacturing back home. We are going to end up paying more for everything one way or the other. Why not then try to make as much here as we can? That would definitely change the dynamic.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

            SSL

            There’s some sense in that option, if it could be done. However, it would require US consumers being prepared to pay 2 to 3 times as much for such common, household items as sneakers, tee-shirts, jeans, TVs, cell-phones and…oh, the list is endless.

            The only way to make it economically viable is to slap ‘YUGE’ and permanent tariffs on all these currently imported items so that US companies are incentivized to bring that manufacturing capacity back here.

            But that wouldn’t suddenly make ‘high paying jobs’ appear – most of these processes can be robotized – the alternative to cheap offshore labor. In the end, it would utterly and permanently crash the global economy and bring on the WMBH…perhaps not such a dire outcome if it’s not heralded by nuclear war or some other disastrous ‘tipping point’ event.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

      Who to vote for? Tusli Gabbard of course – at least for you, Cap. Or are you conflating that question with, “Who has a real chance”? You know, like in sports betting. You don’t want to “waste you vote”, right? You want to be with a winner – like Mueller.

      • capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

        Mueller isn’t running for president, Janos. That must be something you read on a shit house door somewhere.

        • Nightowl May 21, 2019 at 4:46 am #

          Are you still certain Trump is truly Il Duce reincarnated?

          • capt spaulding May 21, 2019 at 8:03 am #

            If you look at some of his photos, the way he stands, with his head thrown back, he absolutely looks like Il Duce, and with his ego, I don’t doubt for a minute that he would love to have the power as well.

          • Nightowl May 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm #

            Looks like a guy standing at a podium to me. Awkward hair, but we all have our faults.

          • Q. Shtik May 22, 2019 at 1:08 am #

            I disagree entirely that Trump’s mannerisms and body English resemble Mussolini’s. The most famous footage of Benito is him strutting on a balcony, chest heaved high with arms radically akimbo. A gesture of ‘my-shit-don’t-stink’ defiance. This is not to say that the two of them are not narcissists. They absolutely are but they show it in different ways. Also, Mussolini was quite smart. You can see this by reading the English translation of his description of Fascism. Put Trump alone in a room with pencil and paper and ask him to define Trumpism. What you would get would be laughable. The man is an air-head with certain effective political instincts. The NYT today had an article about Trump’s increased use of cussing which his base loves. I laughed my ass off as I read the article.

          • Nightowl May 22, 2019 at 6:11 am #

            Q,

            You can’t diagnose someone on the narc. spectrum from the comfort of your chair.

            We all have narc. tendencies and the dangerous narcissists are malignant ones. I was raised by one (mother), and I see virtually no resemblance in Trump based on his public behavior.

            RE the Mussolini thing, its no different than wokesters calling him Hitler, or a Russian operative, or an abuser or any other perjorative they can hurl in an emotional rage. Funny tho.

  18. 450.org May 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

    Yes, presidents come and go but so too do species.

    Here’s the warmonger Biden in 2002 stumping for Bush’s invasion & occupation of Iraq.

    At this point, we must end all the forever wars. Biden won’t do that. In fact, he’ll do the opposite.

    On that note, Trump has a year and a half left to get his war on if he’s going to get one on in his 1st term. Bush had Iraq. Clinton had Yugoslavia. Obama had Syria & Libya. Will Trump do Iran? We’ll see. The clock is ticking. What kind of POTUS doesn’t get a war on in their 1st term? I guess the establishment is right, Trump isn’t presidential material and this is the tell. He’s afraid to get a war on. What a wimp.

    • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

      The Golem is smart. He is saving getting his war on to make sure he is a wartime president when re-election rolls around. If he started it too early peace could interfere with his re-election. Wartime presidents can grab all the pussy they want and he know it. But Bonesaw needs help so it could be soon.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

        hundreds-black-vest-migrants-seize-paris-airport-terminal-france-does-not-belong

      • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

        Yeah, the only one in recent memory for whom the war-move failed was Pappy Bush in 1992…probably because he finished it prior to the election.

        • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm #

          Giving up driving distance from Baghdad might have had a bit to do with it. The entire second war need not have happened but that neglects that an occupation then would have been just as much of a clusterfuck as it was when Dubbiyah occupied years later.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:52 pm #

            …or it was his ‘easter egg’ for Dubya,…”such a good son!”

  19. malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    hundreds-black-vest-migrants-seize-paris-airport-terminal-france-does-not-belong

    zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/hundreds-black-vest-migrants-seize-paris-airport-terminal-france-does-…

    • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

      the finger prints of (((soros))) are all over.

      • K-Dog May 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

        Can you imagine how much it must suck to be him. A man dedicated to making the world a better place and backing up his beliefs with philanthropy on a grand scale.

        But all people want to do is give him grief. Did you know that he paid Viktor Orbán’s tuition. For real!

        Now the mofo want to close his school. Does that suck or what?

        Take the link and you will find out who Viktor Orbán is.

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

          you are delirious. seriously.
          Soros is a monster.

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

            Van Jones and his leftist environmental ideas have been funded by Soros.

            VJ may have started the LA Riots.
            Barry and his bath house buddies have a thing about riots and trying to bring down the rule of law.

            Smolett was the latest of them. B;ack, Gay, and trying to start a Black riot.
            Chi town bhouse buddies.

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

            bLack.

          • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

            George Soros, Financial Times of London’s 2018 Man of the Year,

            Show some respect, goddamit!

            Brh

          • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

            Unsubstantiated opinion, and not even your own original opinion.

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

          humanevents.com/2011/04/02/top-10-reasons-george-soros-is-dangerous/

          Currency manipulation: A large part of Soros’ multibillion-dollar fortune has come from manipulating currencies. During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad accused him of bringing down the nation???s currency through his trading activities, and in Thailand he was called an ???economic war criminal.??? Known as ???The Man who Broke the Bank of England,??? Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit.

          10. Delusions: Soros has repeatedly said that he sees himself as a messianic figure. Who but a megalomaniac would make these comments? ???I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance???to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god??? or ???I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise I might end up in the loony bin.??? If only the loony bin were an option. As it is, one of the wealthiest men in the world is using his billions to impose a radical agenda on America.

          • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:34 pm #

            Yeah, he sounds ‘real smart’, just like your butt-buddy Trump.

            Trading in currency is a legitimate financial activity, unlike Trump’s apparent money-laundering.

            Seeing oneself as a ‘messianic figure’ is now an issue? It’s not like he’s claiming to be a ‘stable genius’, to have learned all he needed to know about ‘nuclear’ in 40 minutes.

            The level of cognitive dissonance among you right-wing racist nut-job conspiracy theorists in this blog is mind-numbing.

          • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 1:11 am #

            Why do you protect Soros Majella? I suppose you won’t bite the hand that feeds you? Seems like he keeps many “progressives” afloat. Could you be one of them? Most people aren’t interested in vouching for the uber wealthy after all, and especially these days.

          • Nightowl May 21, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

            Macron also said he was going to rule “like a Roman god.” A direct quote.

            Also a Purple Revolutionist.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

            Ah, the old ‘paid shill’ trope. If only!

            SSL, Soros is simply maligned. I defend those maligned unfairly, especially when that malignancy is feeding off unsubstantiated conspiracy theories (stock-in-trade round these parts!)

          • Nightowl May 22, 2019 at 6:15 am #

            Oh yes, the great Open Society “conspiracy.”

            Majella is on to you Nazi, Russian agent, homophobic, xenophoic, conspiracy theorists.

        • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

          Orban??

        • Nightowl May 20, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

          He also dispossessed Jews of their property (a time he claimed was the happiest of his life )and is funding the Purple Revolution.

          The more you know.

  20. Bruceweb May 20, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    Very humorous. Thanks.

  21. FincaInTheMountains May 20, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

    On the eve of the appointment of John Durham prosecutor in the case of the beginning of the Mueller’s investigation. Part 2.

    I just listened to the US political broadcasts on Sunday and was not too surprised when it turned out that the four main programs that lasted about an hour each have given the appointment of Durham to be the prosecutor in the case of the beginning of the Mueller’s investigation 2.5 minutes.

    Two and a half minutes! Combined!! Out of 4 hours!!! To an event that will be remembered in a thousand years, if humanity stretches that much!

    It seems that all of them were instructed to speak only about the 2020 elections and about the law restricting women right to abortion, which was passed this week in Alabama.

    And then I thought: “Well, thank God, they only talked about this for 2.5 minutes. If Bastinda was alive and well, they probably would have been talking about some shooting in a homosexual bar in order to divert the attention of viewers from such an inconvenient fact when it is even not clear how to lie about it.”

    And this thought personally tells me that after 29 years in the United States, I finally tuned in on the same wavelength with the people of the United States, since similar thoughts have recently come to mind of many Americans, and this has changed the political situation not only in the United States, but all over the world.

    In particular, schoolchildren in the state of Colorado, who came to pay tribute to the memory of their comrades who died during another school shooting, left these collective commemorations when they realized that a number of democratic party leaders had turned them into a political demonstration against the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution that is, against Trump.

    buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/colorado-students-protest-school-shooting-vigil-political

    Agree that this idea is not far from suspicion that all the other school and most important pre-school shootings were not just a feat of a madman, but a political action against the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, the task of which is to ensure not the right to hunt, but the right of the American people to rebel when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security (American Declaration of Independence
    )

    And when this suspicion takes hold of the masses then it will not seem small to anyone, and the government of Hillary Clinton, which she will form after the successful removal of President Trump, is doomed to such an uprising, and if she does not care for it because she is going to press the red button, her supporters understand this very well and they don’t like this prospect very much.

    Under the conditions of the inevitable economic crisis caused by the last and decisive coup d’etat of Hillary Clinton, such an uprising for them personally could bring such torments that Trump’s electric chair may seem civilized and humane, especially in light of the bitterness among Republicans and not only Republicans that have caused actions of Hillary supporters.

    They openly said to the Americans – the law is a drawbar, where we turn it, there it goes and in order to see what kind of tension the situation has reached, just watch this video from 11 minute:

    youtube.com/watch?v=deWLggycQYM&t=656

    So what did the supporters of Bastinda have done lately that it caused such a reaction from the Americans?

    In a previous post, I dwelt on the fact that the head of the Judicial committee of the House of Representatives, Nadler, in response to the appearance of the official report of Mueller, slightly edited by Barr, demanded the Attorney General to come for questioning to his committee and bring the unedited report of Mueller (I slightly simplify the situation for the sake of artistic truth)

    And William Barr initially agreed on the condition that he would be questioned by members of the House of Representatives who are politically responsible for their questions.

    But when Nadler told him that specially hired lawyers who would not bear any responsibility for the vileness of their questions would interrogate him, the experienced Barr refused, not wanting to be in the position of a girl telling all the details about her rape.

    A full Mueller’s report Barr simply has no right to provide the House of Representatives, as it contains the Grand Jury information, which the law prohibits to declassify.

    Moreover, Barr said in an interview that Nadler could come to the Department of Justice and read this report under his own level of secrecy, but Nadler doesn’t need it, because he wants some Congressmen to earn some money, leaking information to the press and Barr would be guilty for breaking the law.

    True, Nadler would also have suffered, but what could not be done for the sake of the beloved Bastinda, the Great and Terrible, who thus turned out to be the sole beneficiary of this intrigue of Nadler.

    Which once again proves that until recently, Hillary Clinton remained the head of the Deep State, and possibly remains so now.

    In any case, the stylistic analysis unambiguously tells us that the failed interrogation of Barr by hired lawyers, still used only in the procedure of impeachment of President Nixon, is the scenario of Hillary Clinton, especially considering that she was one of the hired executioners to interrogate Nixon and it was she who snatched the president’s request for resignation.

    And who knows, maybe she was hoping to take part in this interrogation and test her hypnotic abilities at Prosecutor General Barr, if he had lost his temper and agreed to such interrogation as Nixon had had.

    But the fakir was drunk and the trick failed, and then Nadler let out his committee’s decision to accuse Barr of contempt to Congress, since the House of Representatives committee has court status. And all the leaders of the Democratic Party started talking about the constitutional crisis as if on cue, and the constitutional crisis is a situation when the law ceases to act, and by-the-law enforcement actions are used.

    That is, the scenario set forth on May 5 by Hillary Clinton, about which I wrote in the previous post, was put into action, and the first sign of the impending hot civil war was the spontaneous attack of Trump’s supporters at a rally in one of the Trump Towers, organized by New York Mayor De Blasio and part-time one of the commanders of the Bastinda’s Flying Monkeys.

    Although due to common sense, one of Trump’s interviews led me to believe that De Blasio was most likely hated in New York because the hatred toward his mistress Hillary Clinton, and the attack on this rally might not have been such a spontaneous one.
    politico.com/story/2019/05/16/de-blasio-campaign-donald-trump-1328257

    Especially considering the location of this rally, specially chosen by De Blasio to taunt Donald Trump, and the fact that the day before the head of the Republican Committee in the Senate threw the Republican Party into shock, letting out a subpoena for questioning to Donald Trump’s son, thereby witnessing that Hillary Clinton introduces her last reserves into battle, exposing her most secret and high-ranking agents without special need.

    But as they say “à la guerre comme à la guerre”, which translates into plain English in this situation “constitutional crisis, so let it be a constitutional crisis”, and it came to that the Attorney General Barr, meeting the speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, asked whether she brought her handcuffs to arrest him. In any case, compared to the constitutional crisis in Russia, this is an operetta, but Barr was absolutely right in deciding that it was impossible to continue to push it back and it was time to release John Durham to the political scene, so that the scumbags, for whom their own head is a dime and someone else’s is a penny would not jump into action.
    And with this I end this series of posts, although I did not mention vaccinations in Williamsburg in it, although it is possible that this was the straw that broke the camel’s back and became the primary source of the spring exacerbation in the US, but I will definitely tell about it in connection with the rise of tension in the Middle East and the possibility of war with Iran, as well as in connection with the aforementioned subpoena for Trump’s son and the inauguration of Zelensky.

    • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

      The FBI knew all about that potential shooter in Florida before the fact.
      Just sayin’.
      Like the knew about the Tsarnaev brothers.

      That ‘movement’ by the Hogg kid got organized pretty fast, didn’t it?
      Almost as if it were all ready to go.

      • Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:35 pm #

        “They” knew.

        • benr May 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

          And the wheels came off equally as fast.
          That Hog kid was an epic failure to achieve critical mass.
          Smug and entitled all the worst elements of the SJW anti-gun movement rolled into one greasy stained paper package.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

            Yes, hilarious. The most unlikable face ever. The ultimate Democrat is the guy least likely to ever get elected to anything. He needs to go Communist completely and work behind the scenes – if they’ll have him.

            I love that picture of all of the “kids” about 48 hours after the tragedy – all gleeful and smiling hugely. They knew their ship had come in and they were going to make the most of it.

      • FincaInTheMountains May 20, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

        Of course the did know about Tsarnaev brothers – they’ve got full disclosure from the Russian counter-terrorism unit.

        They just thought that Tsarnaev brothers were preparing the attacks in Russia and Osetia.

        That was a big surprise for them when instead terror act in Russia, the blew up a marathon in Boston.

  22. elysianfield May 20, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    “the spectacular effrontery of his international money-grubbing while vice-president. He did what in Ukraine in 2014. And Uncle Joe’s son, Hunter, walked away with how many millions of dollars after being appointed to the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings? Uncle Joe even bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations…”

    …It’s good to be da king….”

  23. hmuller May 20, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    JHK,

    You wrote regarding Biden: “He served four years under the Wokester Deacon-in-Chief, Mr. Obama”

    I remember Biden being Vice President for 8 years. Am I suffering from the Mandela Effect?

    • James Howard Kunstler May 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm #

      That was a morning brain-fart.
      Of course it was eight years. — JHK

  24. Beryl of Oyl May 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

    Actually small children, too young to be indoctrinated, seem to be drawn to President Trump.
    Creepy Old Joe, on the other hand- they try to free themselves from his grasp, and he pulls them back.

    • capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

      Trump just has better candy.

  25. 4014HAMPHEDGE May 20, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

    SoftStarLight 5-20-12:12 (“Starlight” an SP train numbers 94 & 95)

    THE LONG EMERGENCY includes forced return to fixing things that ear out and break. Before and during the glory years of manufacturing and self sufficiency in America, there were two places in any city or smaller town in America one could go to get something fixed.

    The fire departments all had a repair shop with employees able to run a machine shop. Not parts replacers; these older generation Fire Engines were steam and after coming of big internal combustion engines circa the assassination in Serbia, engineers and mechanics in fire departments were able to pour bearings and align bore cylinder blocks. This was true after WWII, until the Viet Nam Era brought offshore manufacturing and nervous city governments ended in-house repair. Coincidental with closed fire department shops came disappearance of school metal and wood shops.

    Other notable boy toy occupation was the railroad shop, denizen of over 100,000 noisy steam locomotives which operated of 1000’s of rail branch lines spreading into ten time that many small towns away from the shiny main lines. The off-beat branch lines had small shops and sometimes a turntable or just a “wye” track, and a shed where “running” repairs could take place. A work bench and a vice, a coal forge and anvil. And some people in dirty coveralls that could fix a crumpled cow catcher or a kid’s velocipede.

    Some of the branch lines are still in the weeds; only famine will bring them back, and only if they reach into some remaining farmland. In Sacramento there is a branch line stretching south along the Sacramento River, track once going all the way down to Isleton. Adjacent to some most fertile and productive agriculture in the world, this “Freeport” branch line is subject of a NIMBY lawsuit, aimed at removing the track in favor of a biking/hiking trail Recreation checkmates Famine Hedge.

    See William Forstchen “ONE SECOND AFTER” to savvy USA famine Read all of it, including the lines on Cannabalism.

    • Ol' Scratch May 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

      An car with no gas in every driveway and a fat-assed neighbor in every pot!

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

        It’s time for long-pig Bar-B-Q!!

        • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:04 am #

          I’d say we could be eatin’ good in the neighborhood for at least 50 years or so based on current human livestock alone. Maybe even start planting a few, Motel Hell style. Fuck the damn veggies, we need PROTEIN!

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 1:22 am #

      Thank you for the recommendation.

    • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

      Why do you believe these scientist and not climate scientist? Aren’t all scientist quacks and fear mongers trying to make money off of bullshit and nonsense?

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

        Aren’t all scientist quacks and fear mongers trying to make money off of bullshit and nonsense?

        That is yr statement, not mine.

        I follow the money trail.

        • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

          And THIS money trail takes you where . . . exactly?

          Or are you too afraid to say?

          Waiting.

          Crickets.

          • Nightowl May 22, 2019 at 6:22 am #

            To the truth.

            Some more truth for you to consider:

            The Climate alarmists signed a pact with China that gave them a green light to pollute with no limits through 2030. They currently put out more CO2 than the whole of Europe and the United States combined.

            Some emergency.

          • GreenAlba May 23, 2019 at 6:59 pm #

            Nightowl

            It was either that or not getting them on board at all. Their argument is and was that the emissions that have caused the bulk of the problem until very recently were historic European, North American and Australian emissions. That’s true, not much to argue about.

            Climate alarmist is a manipulative term and its implicit proposition is at odds with the science, which shows we have a crisis on our hands.

          • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 4:26 am #

            GA,

            Perhaps, but it doesn’t hold water for me. A crisis of this supposed level would be known and understood by the Chinese. Allowing them to pollute with no restrictions puts much of what we have been told in question. Also, the idea that they will stop after 2030, or suddenly agree to major restrictions is a pipe dream.

            Likewise, the Paris Climate accords that so many lambasted Trumpi over were a non-binding joke. Let us also not forget that all of the predictions and timelines we have are based on computer models.

            We are lied to or misinformed on so many issues that it is becoming impossible to sort fact from fiction. I do my part to reduce waste and pollution, but beyond that, all of us in the slave class are clueless and powerless.

          • GreenAlba May 24, 2019 at 9:40 am #

            Nightowl

            ” crisis of this supposed level would be known and understood by the Chinese.”

            Is is known – in China. But ‘the Chinese’ are not one homogenous block. And most of ‘the Chinese’ get no say in the matter. There’s a huge amount of environmental awareness in China, but there’s also, as we both know, a ruling class that knows what will happen if growth suddenly falls.

            In the long run, they also know in their heart of hearts that the economy (and society) is a subset of the environment, not the other way round, even if they won’t admit it out loud. In that they have the same dilemmas as the rest of us, but writ large.

            For the rest, it’s obviously impossible to argue with the view that ‘authorities have let me down in the past and therefore I will respect no evidence from any authority’. That’s why it’s a popular argument.

            All the person needs to do is keep repeating the same thing.

            You can put images of tumours and possible tumours into a computer programme and it will tell you with as much accuracy as or more than a human doctor what your diagnosis is. It’s an expert system. It learns complex things quickly. Computer models are just a technology for collating observations and producing complex projections from those observations. Humans could do it themselves but London would be under water by the time they finished. 🙂

          • Nightowl May 24, 2019 at 10:04 am #

            If only the models worked. If only industry seemed to care.

            We know nothing.

      • capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

        Just like the politicians.

      • They prefer science as long as its ala carte. I’ll take physics and electronics, hold the biology and ecology.

        “Thanks, I will have some more refined hydrocarbons. Mmmm. “

  26. malthuss May 20, 2019 at 1:36 pm #

    Where is Sea kitty? Revilo? Green Alba?

    • Tate May 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

      Probably living real lives at the moment.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

        The idea of GA living a ‘real life’ is alarming.

        • GreenAlba May 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

          Why?

          • GreenAlba May 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

            But I’ll thank you not to put my name next to Reviled.

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

            Rev— seems gone, or just lurking.

            How is life? Council Flat? Lots of cash?
            here, in USA, it seems every one or nearly all have a new car and lots of bling.

          • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

            Not so in Scotland,

            I’ll tell you what.

  27. 450.org May 20, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

    I suspect they will never write another hit piece on American soldiers of the caliber as Chief Edward Gallagher nor question the motives of people who have been there and seen what the Taliban and ISIS/ISIL do to people on a daily basis.

    As if this is the reason America is occupying Afghanistan. Come on, get real.

    The recent episode from GoT where King’s Landing was torched, according to the author George R. R. Martin, was metaphor for nuclear war. The dragons are the nuclear missiles.

    Every household should have had a conversation after that episode and asked themselves, “did the people of King’s Landing deserve to be slaughtered?” Afterall, they did, to vaying degrees, support the tyrannical Cersei and her corrupt, murderous, evil ways, so, in a sense, they were culpable. Martin means for us to introspect and determine if Americans don’t deserve the same fate one day in the not too distant future. If you don’t want to be complicit and culpable, in the least, you must oppose the forever wars of hegemony in word and deed to the extent deed is possible. Supporting the troops with discounts at various retail outlets, for example, is supporting the murder of millions of innocent lives abroad in your name if you do not call it out for what it is. The soldiers are not fighting for America’s and American’s freedom. They’re fighting for Wall Street profits. For the 1%. They do not deserve our support or respect and if you want to avoid being torched, vocalize your insistence that the foreign blood lust adventures by the American military cease & desist immediately, otherwise, stand guilty as charged when the dragons come.

    Here’s Zbigniew Brzezinski giving a pep talk to the Taliban in 1979. Then, they were our allies. Now, they’re our enemy? Get out of here with this fear-mongering propaganda about the Taliban. Brzezinski says so himself — God is on THEIR side. Straight from the horses mouth and now his daughter has one of the most popular and watched morning news shows ever to grace the airwaves and she has some nice, big tits too!!

    • Ol' Scratch May 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm #

      Big tits too? Damn, that seals it then. That’s pretty much the only reason to watch TV these days anyway.

      By the way, Smedley Butler already covered all this ground at some length way back in the day. Nobody listened then either.

      • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

        Big tits?

        Well, Danarys didn’t appear to have much more than a 34B.

        • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 10:59 am #

          Ahh, but they were firm.

    • benr May 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

      You took my statement out of context or omitted an important part of the point.
      Something about omission comes to mind but after your rant I can say pfft.
      So your argument is that the US military has never been a force of good and only evil and that countries like China, Russia, North Korea and Iran do not need anyone to keep them in their place and honest?

      The rest of your post is vapid, baseless, stupid and most of lacks any perspective on global history.

      Serving in the military you give up huge chunks of freedom and your life to serve your country.
      Low pay long hours and at times thankless.
      The fire you worry about ol Scratch will provide your heathen godless life with! \channeling Aunt Ester

  28. JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    Question from someone ignorant of the internet’s working.

    Huawei is a Chinese internet company that is pushing the next speed up of the internet, 5G. Right?

    If so and they provide the software backbone for the next generations of the internet, military and other communications, resource integration, national security requirements, HIIPA requirements, company communications and product info security.

    Will the Chinese be capable of having surveillance ability to both monitor and control everything on the internet if their 5G systems are adopted universally? Are we giving up a lot more autonomy to the Chinese? Is this a significant threat to us?

    If so, what can we do about it? It seems to me that we need to encapsulate our portion of the internet required for security. Is that possible? If we depend on our whoring corporations for security, well that is just a joke.

    Educate me , please. Thanks.

  29. GhostOfHam May 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

    Stallin’ Biden.

    Uncle, please —

    Leave those little girls alone.

  30. Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

    Anglin: Bran the Broken has ascended to the Iron Throne. The triumph of autistic, Bowl Cut White Nationalism (think Dylan Roof) is thus complete, thanks to his brother dispatching Danaerys the Communist Race Mixing Queen.

    JS: The howls of the woke are our delight. The two Jews who wrote this are Honorary Aryans, from this day to the end of days.

    • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

      Except when they hear a governor musing about keeping an infant who has survived abortion “comfortable” while talking with the parents about what to do with it, that doesn’t stir people like Mitt Romney to make a peep.

      Como?
      implying what?
      parents are not there, mother is.

      Oh, ‘Mother Jones’ had an article and pic of Dr Birnbaum [if I recall] who did the killings. In NYC, in the 00s.

      Made him seem like a [not] nice guy.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 12:17 am #

        Abortion is a distraction. Immigration is what matters. Bowl Cut White Nationalism is the solution to all problems. Nerds together, strong.

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 1:53 am #

      They have served us well. Hopefully they realize the higher calling for which they have been chosen. We accept their service nonetheless. Do we care if the King has social skills? Lol no. They’ll say we never had any society to begin with anyway. We simply want to be safe and at peace in our own land! If he can do that then we all bow with respect.

  31. Soloview May 20, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

    A Tranquilizer he sure is but I think he too far gone to wobble through the rigors of the campaign. We already had small sampling of the kinds of problems that Joe will have when asked policy questions after missing his afternoon nap. It won’t be pretty (Here is Tucker Carlson’s recent glimpse of Joe’s struggles for coherent thought: youtube.com/watch?v=6enkfMQf60Y). I doubt he will be much of a contender for the nomination come next May.

    • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

      All politicians after being in Washington for 20 years should be dragged off to the taxidermist and stuffed and put into a museum for Old Politicians.

      Hillary Clinton’s exhibit will have to have subdued lighting as not to frighten small children.

      • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

        What about Kucinich?

        he asked for an investigation into chemtrails.

        • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

          Kucinich has to be exempted as he is my all time favorite politician. He is a little guy with a squeaky voice but he has tons of resolve.

          I watched him on C-Span, when it was mainly Liberal, give a 5 1/2 hour speech detailing 35 articles of impeachment against Bush.

          He had bullets coming through his living room window because he would not privatize his cities water supply and he still did not fold.

          Due to extreme gerry meandering by the Republicans he lost his seat, bastards!

          • malthuss May 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

            What another guys op on DK is, DK never saw a gov give away program that he didnt like.

          • Yes, the Republicans are a coalition of the worst kinds of people.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 9:55 am #

            Yes, the Republicans are a coalition of the worst kinds of people. – dork

            Some of them the ones now called rinos aka the McCain types.

            Some of them are decent people and I am sure there are a few Democrats that are not the scum of the earth but I’m at a loss to name one of them that don’t belong in gitmo at this point.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

          If only he and Ron Paul had teamed up to demand an investigation as to where some of their votes went in New Hampshire. They could have gotten the ball rolling and maybe Trump would have kept it going.

      • Hands4u May 20, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

        They usually are but its with good ol’ American cash!And then theyve become addicted politcal zombies! See you at Madame Tussauds LOL.

  32. RB May 20, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

    Trump cannot win re-election. The Democrats will count most of the votes and this time he will never take Florida. Must have it.

    Pence is unelectable.

    Trump is slouching his way into an embarrassing incident with Iran one where his Tweets won’t hide a disaster. Picture a swarm of speedboats pulling a USS Cole on one of our carriers. Voters won’t like that as too many are still convinced we are a superpower. We ain’t. It is all bullshit.

    I suspect that the American voters won’t like the idea of two men in the White House playing house. Would Mayor Butt count as the first female president? He is the “wife” half I hear. How quaint.

    The nation is confused and in disarray. A dozen agendas vying for attention and votes. But isn’t diversity our strength? That mantra is looking less viable.

    Where is candidate Pat Paulson when you really need him.

    • “Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution, according to a study published in Communications Biology.

      “We found that exposure to chemicals leaching from plastic pollution interfered with the growth, photosynthesis and oxygen production of Prochlorococcus, the ocean’s most abundant photosynthetic bacteria,” says lead author and Macquarie University researcher Dr. Sasha Tetu.”

      Your reaction? After, of course, clearing your slate of concerns about things that affect no one at all and other useless predilections about other people’s gender identities and sex lives.

      • RB May 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

        It is all bullshit.

        Im’ not the one who has made sex an issue anywhere. But it seems obligatory to declare publicly how one has sex and with whom. Why is it not ok for someone to declare “straight”? Is it because other forms are “quaint”?

        I give zero credence to any study. Agendas. Grants. Faux results. Etc!

        • Nah, you’re obsessed, admit it.

          What people do with their bodies- you’re all about it. Thinking about it, wondering about it, snickering about it. C’mon, you closet homo, admit it.

          • elysianfield May 20, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

            “Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe”

            SnakPak,
            Focus on the remaining 90%….

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

            In other words, that’s a Yes on having Trannies read to Kindergarten students. Any who objects is a hater, right?

      • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

        Many of the worlds countries are getting together to address plastic pollution in the oceans. Of course the U.S. wants nothing to do with it, if it does not involve the military, or the military and the military it is not important.

        • Yes, it is embarrassing.

          The real reason we aren’t ratifying it is because A) we don’t want to pay for the cleanup and B) Polyethylene employs people, and corporations don’t want to re-tool for biodegradable solutions.

          The real policy failure occurred between 1950-today, because toxicity and persistence may as well have been presumed.

        • malthuss May 21, 2019 at 12:50 am #

          how many is the next question.
          i saw an ad on utube, 2 surfers trying to clean the oceans of plastic.

          Problem has to start at the beginning, where its made and used, not at the ocean.

    • venuspluto67 May 21, 2019 at 9:05 am #

      Pence is unelectable.

      If the Church Lady were the Church Dude instead, he would be Mike Pence. Hit it, Pearl! 😀

  33. Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

    Only about 29% of young “people” qualify for the armed forces. The rest are too fat, didn’t graduate from high school, or have criminal records. What we gonna do? Lower dem standards?

    Some good news at least:

    amren.com/news/2019/05/west-point-is-about-to-graduate-its-largest-class-of-black-women/

    Maybe we already did do. And in Clown World, that’s good for us, honk honkies.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

      20% of the class if female. And that’s very, very “good”….

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

      No doubt they’ll command a lot of respect on the field of battle.

    • elysianfield May 20, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

      amren.com/news/2019/05/west-point-is-about-to-graduate-its-largest-class-of-black-women/

      Janos,
      I am sure Walter B weeps…not for the fact that there are black women graduating, but for the fact that some or many, most or all, could not qualify for the entrance requirements that existed when there were no politically correct mandates.

      • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

        That is correct ef, when we humans compete with one another for whatever it is that we are trying to achieve, if the standards are not the same for all, then the process is rigged and I am not one who embraces corruption.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

        I too, weep. I should have joined when young and become the God haunted Lieutenant of Kunstler’s dreams. Another Laurence of Arabia shouting, No prisoners, before the camel charge; my men proceeding to cut off the arms of the Turks who tried to surrender with their scimitars.

        In for a penny, in for a pound. All our officers must be Black women now.

    • venuspluto67 May 21, 2019 at 9:00 am #

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it were truthfully more like 24%, but they get it close to 30% by stretching those standards as far as they can be stretched. Thanks, high fructose corn syrup and trans-fats!

  34. Walter B May 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

    I had a political ad pop up on You Tube recently for this woman from California who claims to be running for the Anal Office and I must say that I liked the message:

    “Unfortunately you don’t hear many other candidates talking about this issue, but the fact of the matter is unless we work to end these wasteful regime-change wars, unless we work to end this new cold war with ever-increasing tensions between the United States and other nuclear-armed countries like Russia and China, unless we end this nuclear arms race that is costing us more money and making us less safe, we will not have the resources that we need to fix our crumbling infrastructure, to invest in protecting our environment, to invest in education, to invest in our future,” Gabbard said.”

    dailynews.com/2019/05/12/democrat-tulsi-gabbards-anti-war-presidential-campaign-theme-cheered-in-mal…

    I’m not saying that I am ready to vote for her, but I am more than willing to listen up.

    • Thats huge, for you. But remember, an anti-war policy is all derivative to Bernie Sanders, circa 1976.

      So just in case someone flips on the lights, just remember its Bernie Sander’s godless homoeroticism you’re making bedfellows with.

      Just to be secure in your manhood, maybe you should hit the ground and do 50 pushups.

      • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

        So you are a warmonger are you? I’ll bet, no change that, I KNOW you never served your nation in the military! Your type is the most vile of all warmongers, those that send others off to do their killing for them so that they can stay home and live the easy life, damn your eyes.

        And no I ain’t hitting the ground and as much fun as it might be to plant one into your soft underbelly, I shall belay the thought and forgive you for your ignorance and your arrogance. .

        • benr May 20, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

          Here here nothing worse than a war monger that did not put their own skin on the line at one point or another.

          • capt spaulding May 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

            Does that include Trump?

          • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

            If I remember correctly capt, Donald Trump promised to end the wars for profits when he was running for the office. The fact that he has not and maybe is even playing along with the MIC in keeping it going, for me at least, tells me that once he found out the reality of what happens to presidents that fight against war for profit, he decided to live and play along.

            youtube.com/watch?v=B_CtK1jAK1o

          • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

            *rimshot!*

        • Geeez, did I hit a nerve cell in that reptile brain?

          Militarism is sanctimonious bullshit through and through and no one is fooled.

          • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

            No nerve, simply that when the dog shits on the rug, you have to be quick to remove it or the entire house will be permeated by the stench.

          • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

            “Militarism is sanctimonious bullshit through and through and no one is fooled.”

            SnakPak,
            Militarism seems to flow seamlessly into the human condition…male ego could not find a better meme.

            No one is fooled, save the youth…today, last year and throughout history.

        • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

          L’il Debbie is no warmonger – except in the ‘war’ to rile the grumpy-old-disillusioned-white-guy curmudgeons in this forum. Successfully, again, it appears.

          • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

            Sorry there Babycakes but I am nowhere near riled up, simply stating facts. And I am not being bitchy either, that would be your job.

          • I’ve been in the military my whole life. MASH 4077th, Beetle Bailey, the Stars and Stripes, etc., yada yada.

            Its sanctimonious pandering when engaged as advocacy and political speech. Always has been and always was crypto-religious cultism.

          • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 10:57 pm #

            Ah yes, the antithesis of self-centered techno-narcissism.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 10:04 am #

            Rile hardly we know you for you’re true self a racist, ageist, raging bigot with a vajay jay nothing more toxic than a feminist pretending to be a male. Speaking of grumpy sheesh.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

            Benr – “Rile hardly we know you for you’re true self a racist, ageist, raging bigot with a vajay jay nothing more toxic than a feminist pretending to be a male. Speaking of grumpy sheesh.”

            Are you referring to me? Gee…you seem a LITTLE riled…

    • RB May 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

      Same old,same old. Most of the time a lesson has to be learned the hard way. A punch in the nose is a very useful lesson. Evidently 9/11 was not a significant enough punch.

      Btw, 4 of the 5 largest defense corps have women CEOs. The CIA is run by a woman.

      These female candidates looking to end war, looking to tuck us in our beds, and providing free shit may not have great support from other powerful females.

      • Walter B May 20, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

        Is ending war for profit such a bad thing RB? Are they good because they are profitable? Is killing people to get stinking rich somehow morally acceptable? Does America really need to wipe out Iranians so that we can pay less at the pump, jack up another load of smack, and create another influx of displaced illegal immigrants? What am I missing here?

        • benr May 20, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

          Iran is not innocent in all this.
          They are trying to extend their regional power in anyway including through proxy fighters and straight up terrorism.

          • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

            Bullshit!

          • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

            Bullshit!

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 10:05 am #

            Prove me wrong.
            Oh you can’t.

          • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:52 am #

            All pretensions of innocence on all sides died about 50 years back in that part of the world.

          • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

            “Iran is not innocent in all this.”

            benr,
            No, but the Iranians might be, and they will be the ones who die.

            Note…when was the last time that the DoD asked your permission to sortie?

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 7:18 pm #

            Prove yourself right. Oh, you can’t.

        • RB May 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm #

          Well one thing you are missing is I got drafted into one of our shit wars by assholes who do believe in war for profit.

          Ron Paul was/is a voice in the wilderness. Has been for decades. Why would a nation listen to any of these modern types?

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 10:06 am #

            I like Ron Paul and would have voted for him had he made it to a point I could have.
            I also like Rand but to a lessor degree.

          • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

            “I like Ron Paul and would have voted for him”

            benr,
            He was on the ticket once, I voted for him then, and wrote him in, in another.

  35. Pucker May 20, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

    Live in a cave? I spent 8 hours processing my new iPhone recently. If it wasn’t for work, I wouldn’t bother. Too much trouble…. Elon Musk predicts that we’ll be able to plug our brains into the Internet by 2030. I’m not going to plug my brain into the Internet.

    endoftheamericandream.com/archives/5g-danger-hundreds-of-respected-scientists-sound-the-alarm-about-…

  36. CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:31 pm #

    I am not a fan of Trump.

    But, I will say this . . .

    He is the first President in the last 50 years to stand up an confront the Chinamen.

    FUCK THE CHINAMEN!!

    Those despicable cunts need to be taken down a peg, and there
    is NO democrat with the cojones to event think about doing it.

    I hope he fucks them into a corner and makes them

    lose their “precious” face.

    That’s all they care about. Their “face.”

    RIP THEIR CHINAMEN’S FACES OFF!!!

    • Pucker May 20, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

      Yes, there is a lot of very misguided nationalism on both sides, all sides. But the Sad Truth is that if Americans worked for Chinese bosses in the US, the American workers would probably be better off and have healthcare, etc. It’s complicated….

      In Cambodia, the Hu…awe,,,i mobile phone service only costs $5 bucks a month? How much does the same or inferior service cost in the US? $250 bucks?

    • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

      Cancel,

      Jesus, what brand of coffee do you drink in the AM?

  37. Pucker May 20, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

    X…i has been using the rapid Chinese arms build up to accumulate power in his own hands. It’s making everyone very anxious as it looks like China is preparing for war, which sucks…. The Japanese think that it looks like pre-WWII Japan. To a certain extent, it’s a somewhat juvenile, childish peasant mentality. One rebuke of the CCP is that it is basically an ignorant, rube Chinese peasant mentality, which implies extreme selfishness, opportunism, xenophobia, and unsophisticated childishness. But what can you do?

    What do you think of the Dong Feng ? 21D anti-ship missile?

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=z8G7OF68_9A

    • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 7:39 pm #

      “One rebuke of the CCP is that it is basically an ignorant, rube Chinese peasant mentality, which implies extreme selfishness, opportunism, xenophobia, and unsophisticated childishness.

      Total
      Unmitigated
      Truth.

      People howl all the time about the jews.

      The Chinamen are who you should be wanting eradicated.

      • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 8:19 pm #

        So now killing a billion or more people is desirable. What about all those hot exotic Asian women? Are you a homo?

        • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

          Why would you ask the question regarding whether I am a homosexual?

          Does your repressed, closeted, questionable sexuality cause you to ask such a question?

          Are you waiting for your next encounter at a truck stop with a butch truck driver?

          Was the last one satisfactory, or not?

          Is that why you sit on the toilet in your parents’ basement pulling your pud?

          • James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

            You still did not answer the question.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 11:54 pm #

            Yeah but why did you ask it, Jimmy? The onus is on you.

          • malthuss May 21, 2019 at 12:47 am #

            JH–maybe that was his way of saying, YES.
            maybe.

      • benr May 21, 2019 at 10:11 am #

        Sad to say there is some truth to the entitled spoiled petulant Chinese kids.
        Not sure how they have raised even more spoiled children than most Westerners but they have.
        Could it be the fact most Chinese kids are going to school from 6:00 am to 11:00pm and the families who have the money send their children to foreign countries to get educated with stacks of cash?
        Hosting them has become big business but woe unto you should they enter your home.
        Lazy, Selfish, Entitled, liars that will say and do anything to get what they want when they want and mommy and daddy hand them grocery bags full of cash.

        • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

          “Lazy, Selfish, Entitled, liars that will say and do anything to get what they want when they want and mommy and daddy hand them grocery bags full of cash.”

          …Just like any other child of privilege….

  38. tucsonspur May 20, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

    Remember the sly little rat Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly trying to take down Trump in the first debate?

    Here he is again, wimp of a worm, a wallydraigle windbag. He can play tough when he wants to though.

    breitbart.com/the-media/2019/05/20/nolte-chris-wallace-silent-as-buttigieg-trashes-fox-news-lies-abo…

    • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      I can definitely see Buttgig’s appeal to the millenials. He’s got that whole patter down. Sounds a lot like a white Obama to me, albeit without all the pregnant pauses, where he attempted to ooze profundity.

  39. BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 8:16 pm #

    The consensus seems to be here that every president that attempts to carry out American foreign policy is a war monger, and the aims and goals of that foreign policy are somehow illegitimate. On the other hand foreign powers like Iran, Venezuela, NKorea and so on, dwell with angels. Is that about the size of it?

    Oh Yeah, Israel controls American foreign policy, can’t forget that one.

    Its all part of the war monger conspiracy.

    brh

    • tucsonspur May 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm #

      C’mon Brh, what about Korea, Nam and the wreck in Iraq? What came of it all? A lot of dead and maimed, but not much else for us.

      • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 10:01 pm #

        Korean War came out OK, Tuscon.

        brh

        • Tate May 21, 2019 at 1:07 am #

          We can defend South Korea’s borders but we can’t defend the southern U.S. border? sum ting wong.

          • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2019 at 10:44 am #

            Tate,

            In the 1950s we were defending our borders.

            For starters, there was ‘Operation Wetback’.

            Brh

    • JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

      Foreign policy of the US has been to fight our battles overseas before the discord reaches our shore. Both parties have exercised this philosophy. And unless we are asking for more 9/11s, so should we.

      There are two main directions of adversity. The dictatorships of Russia and China, and the age old animosity of the Islamic world of the Middle East and Africa.. All the conflicts tie into these two contests. The US has played a consolidation policy for thirty years to try to change these adversaries into nice folks.

      What a joke.

      Not with Trump!

      • Janos Skorenzy May 20, 2019 at 11:58 pm #

        Nonsense. We’ve vastly increased our Muslim population since 9/11. If we were remotely wise or serious people, we would have ended all Muslim immigration once we realized what Islam was.

        We gave China the weapons and technology with which to destroy us. What we didn’t give them, they stole – since we gave them access to America and employment that should have gone to Americans.

        Russia, a White Christian nation – but you are stuck in the past and want to get those Commies. Thanks Neo-Cons and dual citizen Israelis for fucking with John’s brain.

        What a joke.

        Yes with Trump too.

        • benr May 21, 2019 at 10:16 am #

          Janos Americans have known what Muslims were about we created a Navy to fight them off on the Barbary coast for Petes sake!
          The problem is fighting back against the insanity of the PC culture and the simple fact Democrats are mentally ill.
          Look at some of our anti-America posters here. Strident shrill and unhinged same as it ever was.
          They were drugged out dirty hippies then and most of them still are today.

          youtube.com/watch?v=ADDCMBiu08M

          Nuts.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

            Agree. The nature of Man is to forget. Kilmeade’s (sp?) book on the war against the Barbary pirates is a good read and an accurate take on the Muslims.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

            “trident shrill and unhinged”

            Pot, meet kettle.

    • Anon1970 May 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

      The five conservatives on the US Supreme Court back in 2010 opened up the floodgates for really big money to come into Federal election campaigns. I wonder if the three conservatives who supported Citizens United and are still on the court regret their 2010 decision.

      Trump could have spent his own money for his 2016 election campaign but in the end, he did a great job pandering to Sheldon Adelson for the casino owner’s financial support. Israel certainly has a major say in US foreign and defense policy in the Middle East these days. But it wasn’t always so. Back in 1956, President Eisenhower ordered Britain, France and Israel to withdraw from the Suez Canal as he did not want to risk a war with the Soviet Union. The times, they are a changing.

  40. tucsonspur May 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

    Is Biden sleepwalking? Yes, this stale, soporific sorcerer gives new meaning to the word sleeper.

    The guy’s like a walking mercy fuck. He’s the front runner now, but Booty Gig will take him from behind.

    • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

      Booty Gig will take him from behind all right.

      And it won’t be pretty.

  41. JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 8:26 pm #

    Kirsten Gillibrand stated over the weekend that there should be no detention of people at the border, that all should just be admitted. This applies to all. This is not only Latinos but a good number of Asians. This woman is out of her mind, or else the biggest traitor of America in its history. If she somehow became President, kiss our nation goodbye. She may be an attractive female, but she is as evil as a devil incarnate.

    • CancelMyCard May 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

      Whores come in many packages.

      Some good,
      some bad.

      • JohnAZ May 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

        She made her declaration from Martha’s Vineyard. I wonder how many immigrants are going to MV?

        • Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:57 pm #

          They’re there alright – sufficient in number to be grooming the golf courses, bussing the tables and sluicing the toilets and so on…

        • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

          Martha’s Vineyard is the big elite, exclusive lefty summer resort in the east. Big media honchos own places there, Walter Cronkite had a waterfront property. The Obamas vaca in the Vineyard, right near John Kerrys place. The list goes on and on. I think more plans have been made to f##k over and sell out Americans on Marthas Vineyard than anywhere else in the United States outside DC and Manhattan

          The fact that Gillibrand made her declaration in Marthas Vineyard is not a good sign. She’s telling you who she is, and what she stands for. Rest assured she doesn’t stand for us.

          brh

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 12:01 am #

            What about Nantucket? Does JP Morgan or whomever still own Block Island?

    • Tate May 20, 2019 at 10:34 pm #

      Attractive? Maybe twenty years ago. maybe.

    • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

      John,
      Gillibrand is either incredibly ignorant or disingenuous….

  42. Majella May 20, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

    Wow. No AOC rants so far today?

    Here’s an example of a person with integrity and intention:

    youtube.com/watch?v=iZyiZ2dXtVc

    • BackRowHeckler May 20, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

      She doesn’t get mentioned much here, except to make fun of her once in awhile.

    • Dazzling talent on display. No wonder they’re scared.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 12:04 am #

      I’m in love with her for all intents and purposes. Regular infusions of my essence would help her think more clearly.

      • malthuss May 21, 2019 at 1:03 am #

        youtube
        random rants or ryan

        >Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pays Off Morehouse Student Debt

      • Majella May 21, 2019 at 7:26 pm #

        “lol” Brilliant, Janos.

      • elysianfield May 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

        “Regular infusions of my essence would help her think more ”

        Janos,
        As bad as AOC needs your essence, Maxine Waters needs it even more. You may have to take one for the team….

    • Tate May 21, 2019 at 12:49 am #

      Rousing speech but they all have to sell out in the end because reality.

  43. ozone May 20, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

    James of the Saratogian Outback,
    First of all, let me say that you have outdone yourself in well-dressed and wickedly sharp sarcasm! One for the ages I’d say, because when looked back upon, there will be cries of, “Nostradamus giving us noogies!”.

    Many good guffaws in the piece by painting naked truths upon the [undeservedly] sacred.

    I have a tiny quibble with one portion, but it’s because of the conventional wisdom that’s being shotgunned as official narrative by all the usual suspects.

    “Now ingest this! — Biden surges ahead in polling; he can wallop the Trip-G with one groping paw tied behind his aching back!”

    Ummm, that’s the fault of your basic “non-sampling”/”under-sampling” of anyone under the age of 50! …That’s a big fucking deal, and if Biden is chosen as candy-date by the party poobahs, it’s a sure LOSER for the sheer, unadulterated boob-osity of those who simply believed what they wanted to believe, not what was right under their noses (and smelled like a freshly opened pit of well-rotted shark meat).
    …Leading to another “very interesting” 4 years of an outcome that was almost *begged for*: rule by a rapacious gang of profiteers. And maybe a nice hot war to go along with. Good Times!

    Oh! An piquant aside. The dreaded Gabbard lady (she who must not be named), was named! George (the Puppet) Stephanopolous of This Quisling Week, had the foolish notion of having Tulsi on to answer the serious charges of being a Kremlin stooge. (An attempt at besmirchment by the universally approved pie-hole of The Daily Beast.) Aaaahahahaha! Bad choice, George; just how the fuck do you think that the Trump megaphone got built, cloned, and lugged about??
    (I love it and hope this keeps up. There is no bad publicity, as the Donald has solidly proven.)

    *If* the dreaded Gabbard starts getting this kind of attention, there will be much alarm and panic in the status quo of Empire as the dominoes of manufactured consent start to fall. (Much to my delight.)

    When folks get an earful of Tulsi Gabbard, there’s a lot of, “Y’know that lady’s got a whole lotta common sensical type idears there. An’ she’s a two tour so’jer in the big sandbox too.” Plus, she can think [clearly and calmly] on her feet. Triple threat.

    • Its a bit of a hack piece to be frank. Ageism aside, his mere existence on the platofrm is evidence of some political skill and staying power. A Trump v. Biden debate match could end up badly for GGG.

      Biden’s a stealth bomber against Trump’s lumbering tank corps.

      I haven’t changed my mind about his chances. Trump may have held back with a lady opponent, lets see what happens when a pugilist enters the ring. Trump better be popping Centrism Silver and hitting the speed bag.

      • K-Dog May 21, 2019 at 12:05 am #

        A democratic run with a candidate half the country can’t stand will TRUMP things again for sure. It won’t matter how much the rest of the country is enthralled with what they think is charm.

        America! Fool me once………………………………..

        But why am I hear concerning myself with Trump or why then, Biden?

        Some say Near Term Human Extinction is a few spins around the sun away. Perhaps even before the next election it will be getting underway.

        • K-Dog May 21, 2019 at 12:06 am #

          There would be no need to fear if underdog were here.

          • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:49 am #

            Well then, put on that cape and giddyup already, Pony Soldier!

      • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am #

        Have you seen Biden try to talk lately? His age is showing badly. And Trump’s standards of speech and debate are already so low he’s got no depths left to plumb. I honestly expect him to go to obscene hand gestures and funny faces before long. Trump’s that proverbial greasy pig that they always warned you about. And the American sheeple are right there with him wallowing in the shit and the muck.

    • ozone May 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm #

      Alarums are sounding already, I see.
      Let the fun begin with JHK’s “hack piece”, because it most certainly will continue from there.

  44. Tate May 20, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

    Points that the creators of the soap opera television series “The Handmaid’s Tale” want to score with their target audience, young white single fertile women:

    1) Black men are the protectors & good fathers to have children with
    2) White men are scary & want to oppress you,
    3) Christianity is the dangerous engine behind it all,
    4) Birth rates plummeting is all just fiction,
    5) Abortion & birth control is a secret rite that must be protected from the evil white men,
    6) Child birth itself is evil, forced & oppressive

    • malthuss May 21, 2019 at 1:03 am #

      Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pays Off Morehouse Student Debt

      • Tate May 21, 2019 at 1:10 am #

        Based Pole Slaps Kippah on Sellout Politician During Debate

      • Tate May 21, 2019 at 1:13 am #

        Thomas Malthus Comes Back from the Dead, Apologizes.

      • Tate May 21, 2019 at 1:18 am #

        Green Alba Comes Back from Purgatory, Scolds Malthuss

      • Tate May 21, 2019 at 1:19 am #

        Billionaire Bojangles McQueen Implicated in Pizzagate Pedo Ring

      • Q. Shtik May 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

        Billionaire Robert F. Smith Pays Off Morehouse Student Debt – Malth

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

        I predict that this act of charity will backfire on Mr Smith at some point in the not too distant future. He’ll be thinking ‘Jesus H. Christ, I wish I hadn’t done that.” Not that he’ll ever say so publicly.

        The students that graduated last May (2018) will be asking “what about us?!” Same with all grads (past and future) not counted in this favored group of May 2019. Not to mention OTHER black colleges.

        Mr Smith has let the black victim reparations cat out of the bag. I wonder if there were any white Morehouse students among this lucky group. And wouldn’t it be just precious if the tuition payoff only applied to black students. How much black blood would be enough? 1/1024th?

        Wealthy Ivy League schools are going to have a hard time attracting white billionaire commencement speakers since a high bar has now been set. You can’t speak unless you pay off all the grad’s tuition debt. I say, get Kanye to speak at Harvard or Yale.

        My wife says I always have a negative attitude. “What Mr Smith did was a wonderful thing.”

        • elysianfield May 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm #

          Q,
          Your wife is correct…it was a wonderful, selfless act…and the moral hazard is now great, as you have described.

    • S M Tenneshaw May 21, 2019 at 7:26 am #

      Internet Jagoff Spews Nazi Filth

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 9:32 am #

        Telling the truth about a television series is Nazi filth? What exactly did he say that triggered you?

        • Tate May 21, 2019 at 10:42 am #

          They just react, SSL. It was probably the word “kippah.”

          Like that ersatz jewish-Canadian comic the other day who flew off the handle when an audience member answered him factually about a certain group’s control of television.

        • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 11:03 am #

          “Telling the truth about a television series is Nazi filth?”

          I think you’ll find that what was expressed above was one of those things we call an ‘opinion’. Personally I saw a women who adored her first child, then even the one that was born afterwards that she didn’t choose to have.

          And I didn’t see that many black men in it, but then I wasn’t particularly looking for them the way you guys seem to. And they seemed to be on both sides – the forces of repression too.

          Nor did I see any abortions, in secret or otherwise. But it didn’t take up that much of my thought space, it being just a TV programme an’ all. It made me read the book though.

          Tate (and you) prefer the book whose story is that humanity is descended from boys sleeping with their sisters, so I can see why your views on such matters would be a bit distorted.

          • Tate May 21, 2019 at 11:37 am #

            I think you’ll find SSL that what is being expressed above is also one of those things we call an “opinion” (& a badly distorted one about us & what we believe.)

          • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:41 am #

            What a pathetic statement. I would say you should be ashamed of yourself but what is the point. You don’t have any shame when it comes to smearing your own culture and people.

          • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:42 am #

            Yes Tate – distorted is a nice word. I want to say a lot of things but I will keep quiet for now.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

            “What a pathetic statement. I would say you should be ashamed of yourself but what is the point. You don’t have any shame when it comes to smearing your own culture and people.”

            Can you clarify please? You were waxing lyrical the other day about how you couldn’t be descended from a line that came out of Africa because you were descended from The Family in the Garden of Eden. You either take the story literally or you don’t. If you don’t, why would you suggest you were descended from them?

            And I don’t know any of ‘my people’ who believe they are descended from Adam and Eve. Sorry.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

            “I want to say a lot of things but I will keep quiet for now.”

            Gawd, SSL, don’t change the habit of a lifetime NOW.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

            “You don’t have any shame when it comes to smearing your own culture and people.”

            You really don’t believe in freedom of speech, do you? Except for your own opinions.

            Most of the people who still believe they are descended from Adam and Eve aren’t from my culture, but from the ones you consider inferior to yours. The US is a bit of an outlier in these matters among western nations.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 10:28 pm #

            Tate:
            “I think you’ll find SSL that what is being expressed above is also one of those things we call an “opinion” (& a badly distorted one about us & what we believe.)”

            It’s quite clear to me (and GA et al) that the distortion is in your own (collective) cognitive dissonance and the resulting glaring lack of reality perception. Probably beyond help or cure…ne’mind!

          • GreenAlba May 22, 2019 at 8:12 am #

            Majella

            Re ‘probably beyond help or cure’, I’m reading Dan Barker’s Godless – How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists at the moment. In my earlier (Christian) life, I read a whole lot of books by Christian apologists, as Christians do, especially when they live in a post-Christian culture, are intelligent enough to ask questions, but want a bit of confirmation bias to bolster them in their beleaguered (inherited and indoctrinated) beliefs.

            So, it would take a while to make up for that confirmation bias in my reading now that I’m kicking with the other foot, but it’s fascinating to see all the utterly obvious questions you asked yourself asked by other people in exactly the same way.

            Rather than read someone else of the usual suspects from the UK, where religiosity is much more muted anyway, I thought I’d see how the mind worked of a former evangelist – and boy was this guy totally bought in to the whole shebang – speaking in tongues, utter certainty in what he ‘felt’ when the ‘Holy Spirit’ moved etc. etc. After 19 years preaching fundamentalist Christianity, he can still, as an atheist, summon up those ‘feelings’ and even speak in tongues. But the difference is that he’s caught up on the education he eschewed as a young man in the certainty of his belief, so he is aware of the tricks the brain can play.

            It’s fascinating. But what’s particularly fascinating is the list of reactions from those ‘Christian’ people he spent decades consorting and co-operating with in the earlier half of his life. The things they said to him, the friendships cut off dead, and the utter lack of respect for the validity of his choices in becoming a free-thinker are an eye-opener as regards ‘Christian love’. And I’m only about 15% of the way through…

            He participates in debates all over the place (he originally worked in Mexico ‘to convert the Catholics to Christianity’!!!!!) but he acknowledges that you ‘can’t heal a person of delusion if they don’t want to be healed’.

          • Tate May 22, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

            Yeah, those dangerous Christians don’t tolerate any attacks on their religion. And if one of their own turns rogue, it’s game over for that imp. But GA’s kindly neighbors who attend the local store-front mosque are just the sweetest people, & their religion is after all the Religion of Peace(tm), lol.

          • GreenAlba May 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

            Oh gawd, another petulant teenager. Wasn’t one enough?

          • GreenAlba May 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

            It’s utterly hilarious when all a Christian can bring up is that they’re not as bad as (a) atheists or (b) Muslims.

            Brilliant. Have a caramel.

          • Tate May 22, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

            No thanks, I don’t smoke.

            As for atheists, at least your religion doesn’t demand that you kill apostates wherever you find them. So I’ll give you that.

            Three Saudis sentenced to be beheaded. Their crime: pleas for moderation:

            mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/saudi-arabia-to-execute-three-16181112

          • GreenAlba May 23, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

            I presume smoking caramels is some kind of weird cultural reference over your way, or a pun on Camels, but I’m not that curious. My detailed knowledge of things to be smoked is probably less than that of anyone on this board.

            I don’t have a religion, so your point is pointless.

            I think ‘free thinker’ is what I admire and you’ll never be that because you can’t.

            At least we agree on the bonkers vile religion from SA.

        • S M Tenneshaw May 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

          He explained it himself. It was the BM he BMed about a kippah. So I mocked his headline posting style.

          • Tate May 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

            Any reference to the headgear of the Esquimo must be ‘mocked’ or it will inspire dozens of anti-Esquimo attacks.

  45. James Hansen May 20, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

    I thought this was funny,

    siancorrespondent.com/2018/07/amid-trade-war-trump-2020-flags-are-being-made-in-china/

    Trump is bullshitting us again!

    • Majella May 21, 2019 at 10:30 pm #

      Not exactly a news flash, James…

  46. TPTB-USA May 20, 2019 at 11:48 pm #

    Jim, the victims need closure.

    While both sides claim to be the victim, they have both gamed the system to their advantage and fail to recognize that the true victim is society at large.

    Ultimately, neither one deserves the privilege to represent society.

  47. FincaInTheMountains May 21, 2019 at 1:18 am #

    Standing Ovation!

    In the previous post, I promised to write about the events after the appointment of John Durham as prosecutor in the case of the beginning of the investigation of Mueller, and I will definitely do it, perhaps even today, but as the adept of the political history of the arts I cannot help expressing my admiration for the theatrical inauguration of Vladimir Zelensky.

    Bravo-Bravo-Bravo – BravO!

    Well, what started with 40 minutes of this video should be included in the annals of world theater art, and this is not a comedy, as one would expect given the previous career of a screenwriter, director and leading role, this is drama in the best tradition of the Stanislavski system!

    youtube.com/watch?t=2407&v=amnlvRarssg

    “I dissolve the Verkhovnaya Rada (parliament) of the eighth click. period Glory to Ukraine! “- brilliant!

  48. Pucker May 21, 2019 at 3:27 am #

    Whenever I debunked the Russiagate Conspiracy Theory, people would call me a “Redneck” and allege that I walk around wearing camouflage clothing.

    “Meanwhile, those who vote for national populists are ridiculed and dismissed as ‘hillbillies’, ‘rednecks’, ‘chavs’ or ‘Little Englanders’. Hillary Clinton described half of Trump’s supporters as a ‘basket of deplorables’, people whose views were ‘racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it’. In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron derided those who favoured Brexit as a bunch of ‘fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists’, while leading newspaper columnists urged established politicians in Westminster to turn their backs on the struggling areas in England that were about to break for Brexit. Today we live in an era in which more people than ever before campaign to ensure that rights, dignity and respect are granted to all in society, yet it is hard to imagine any other group being treated with as much contempt.”

    Roger Eatwell
    National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

    • Pucker May 21, 2019 at 8:02 am #

      The most despised people in America are the normal people who are not deranged nor delusional and who pay the taxes. Total Clusterfuck….

      • benr May 21, 2019 at 10:25 am #

        When right is wrong, up is down, good is bad, weird is normal, and the people are all hopped up on SSRI’s

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 9:45 am #

      My brother told me that people who often call people rednecks and hillbillies are insecure faggots. From what I can tell that is generally the case.

      • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 10:47 am #

        My brother told me that people who use the word ‘faggot’ are closet homosexuals. Unless they’re referring to those things some people eat with peas, obviously.

        So, how many people have you met who often call people rednecks and hillbillies? And how many of those did you subsequently verify as being ‘insecure faggots’? Curious readers would like to follow the psychological assessment procedure regarding the ‘insecure’ bit in particular.

        • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:08 am #

          Oh gee Alba, have you never experienced an NPC referring to people as rednecks and hillbillies? Seems pretty common to me. But then again you are across the pond so I am sure you don’t occasion on such things that often. Insecure faggots in that they are afraid the mean rednecks and hillbillies are going to hurt them. Thus they lash out at the people they are afraid of. When was the last time you heard a gay person complaining about the scary, atheist city people?

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 11:15 am #

            Sorry, still not getting the bit about the ‘insecure faggots’.

            I don’t see how being afraid of mean hillbillies and rednecks makes you a ‘faggot’, although I can see that it might show you as insecure.

            “When was the last time you heard a gay person complaining about the scary, atheist city people?”

            Here you have lost me entirely. Some gay people have reason to be scared of city people – and indeed others – but it’s generally the …cough (nod to Volodya) religiously persuaded ones that are more likely to beat them up. Perhaps it’s their insecurity that makes them beat up people who aren’t like them.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 11:18 am #

            And I’m sorry, but even having looked up ‘NPC’ I don’t really get the concept. A gap in my education, clearly.

          • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:32 am #

            Progressives often call people who are conservative or who are not progressive rednecks, hillbillies, among many other names. It’s just a simple reality. And don’t you worry. Getting into any kind of altercation with a gay person will get you charged with a hate crime real quick. Hate crime charges are meant to destroy lives, whether the charges are founded or baseless. So gays have very little to worry about because they have special rights.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

            Still not getting why a person who feels intimidated by a someone they see as a ‘redneck’ is a ‘faggot’. Sorry. An insecure ‘progressive’, I can get, but a ‘faggot’?

            I watched an interesting programme on Russia a while ago, by a respected reporter.

            Among many other things he chatted with a very ordinary and unassuming young lesbian couple. They lived their lives in as quiet and non-provocative way as possible, for reasons that should be obvious. One of them was stabbed in the stomach in the street for no reason other than the attacker knew she was a lesbian. After she came out of hospital, she went to the police to report the crime. Let’s leave aside on what planet a person is stabbed, taken to hospital and the police aren’t summoned… The police officer to whom she tried to report the crime said ‘we are not here for people like you’, so the crime went unreported (that might suggest, anecdotally, that one should be wary of Russian crime statistics, just for a start)..

            I mention this because you have previously admired the way they run things over there.

            I do hope you’re not suggesting a person who engages in homophobic attacks should just be allowed to get away with it. I notice you changed ‘attacked’ to ‘got into an altercation with’ as if gay people aren’t attacked – even in this day and age – for no reason. Neatly done.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

            @green alba
            Not a gap in education so much as a gap in gaming terms.
            NPC= non player character.
            Wander up and have a canned conversation with someone or thing that always has the same responses.

            MEME de jour so to speak.
            Or a simple term to show disdain for the type of person that says something hoping to score points for being woke scorn for the Social justice warrior and their constant virtue signaling.
            Like idiots that plant signs on their lawn displaying their virtue signaling.

            etsy.com/listing/500290818/we-believe-yard-sign?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&…

          • Elrond Hubbard May 21, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

            That’s correct, the term NPC refers to a non-player character in a video game. That is, a being that appears superficially like a person, but has no interior life, no moral value, and can be freely murdered as light entertainment.

            Applying ‘NPC’ to real people is a move to dehumanize them. Robbing people of their humanity this way is the first move toward a long, depressing list of further potential violations. People who call others NPCs are rehearsing to intimidate them, silence them, deny them agency, and/or exercise other forms of control and domination. No one should be allowed to get away with this kind of dehumanizing rhetoric for one second.

            Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? I don’t think so. And this means you, SoftStarLight, since you introduced the term into the conversation.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

            “Not a gap in education so much as a gap in gaming terms.”

            That would explain it, benr, so thank you. That is a cultural domain into which I do not go.There be dragons… Actually I’d just say ‘there be boredom’, but ‘we are all wonderfully and differently made’ and find our enjoyment in myriad ways.

            Although my grandson does seem to enjoy Minecraft, but he hasn’t come up with any associated game-speak yet, thankfully. Doubtless that will come with the fullness of time, since his father is beyond help in that department, sadly.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

            NPC’s like Elrond all chant in unison, “We are unique individuals.” Meanwhile American “Journalists” all repeat exactly the same lines – and they all think of themselves as marvelous intellectuals.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

            We are all unique [individuals]. Just like everyone else.

            Margaret Mead, I think.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

            And thank you, Elrond, for the further clarification.

            How unfortunate that the ‘love your enemy’ brigade can’t do better in terms of how they think of their fellow citizens.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

            Just a hint to fascists and reactionaries re: calling people NPCs: If large numbers of people treat you like an asshole, consider the possibility that you’re an asshole.

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

            As a Southern Gal, SSL, which are you? A hillbilly or a redneck?

          • Majella May 21, 2019 at 7:39 pm #

            “Like idiots that plant signs on their lawn displaying their virtue signaling.”

            Like idiots that wear a flag pin or hang Old Glory on their porch…in case they forget what country they live in?

            And the flags are, almost certainly, made in China.

        • elysianfield May 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

          “My brother told me that people who use the word ‘faggot’ are closet homosexuals.”

          Alba,
          Your brother can divine that information just from a turn of phrase? What does he say about guys that eat “spotted dick”?

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

            EF

            You are normally better at detecting sarcasm. Did you not read SSL’s claims about her brother’s powers of perception? And her own subsequent confirmatory research?

            We don’t use the word ‘faggot’ here so it wouldn’t come up in conversation anyway. 🙂

            This is what a faggot is in English:

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)

            Never tried it, I’m afraid. Bit of a cultural niche product.

          • Q. Shtik May 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

            the word ‘faggot’ – ely, GA etc

            ==========

            A faggot is a bundle of sticks for use as firewood. Ya got your short faggots, your long faggots, etc……………. but if you’re a junior high school teacher I wouldn’t attempt explaining this to your students. You will surely lose control of your classroom for the balance of the period.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

            And enough faggots working together will get you BAD Fascism.

            A fasce is a stick after all.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

            I’d forgotten about that meaning, Q, thank you.

  49. wm5135 May 21, 2019 at 8:04 am #

    “sooner people can figure out how screwed they are, the better chance there is that they can do something about it.”. capt spaulding

    capt, K-Dog has won the prognostication award here on CfN with his view that there would be no awakening of the populace by the election of or the events of the Trump presidency.

    Some of us deplorables hoped that Mr. Trump and the reaction to him would be the morning cup of coffee, or the spanner in the works. What has happened however, is the the system has thrown the spanner into the works of the population, by design.

    You have been here reading and commenting during this entire hoodwinking extravaganza. I ask you have you noticed any perceptible change of opinion here? I would be comfortable assuming that you visit other sites that take a view counter to the norm expressed here by long term commentors. Have you noted any change of opinion elsewhere?

    I am attempting to go cold turkey on the Hopium and have come to the conclusion the United States as a nation will keep on keeping on until we get the dime bag with pure fentanyl.

    “Never do more than I, I really need” – Foreigner – Double Vision

    The full lyrics to Double Vision is a good metaphor for the cognitive dissonance that permeates our culture.

    always good to have your thoughts
    wm

    • volodya May 21, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      IMO the Trump presidency bought some time. Time for what? To try to make reforms to an unworkable global trade and investment regime. The economy we’ve got now is unsustainable, with huge trade deficits supported by immense twin-towers of public and private debt. And a massively squanderous MICC. The numbers just don’t scan.

      It will be a case of dismantling – or controlled demolition – which is what Trump is apparently trying to do with these trade negotiations. Barring that, it will be a case of uncontrolled collapse, the financial tremors of 2000 and 2009 being dress rehearsals for the Big One.

      Trump is no conservative and no Republican. In his behavior he looks more to me like a New York City liberal. But he’s no Democrat either, both the Democrats and Republicans being different factions of the Party of Davos. Given the monied interests arrayed against him I doubt that Trump will make much headway.

      What the present-day system has against it is logic, the laws of nature and the survival imperative. One of these things will bring it down, Trump or no Trump, Fed or no Fed, the machinations of Wall Street notwithstanding. David Brooks can deplore, the New York Times can condemn, but people need to eat and find a way forward in life with some dependable and adequate way to marry and raise a family.

      An economy based on debt, precarious employment, “apps”, “gigs”, glorified taxi driving or room-letting is no way forward.

      • TPTB-USA May 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

        “An economy based on debt, precarious employment, “apps”, “gigs”, glorified taxi driving or room-letting is no way forward.”

        Hi volodya.

        My thoughts are that a key element that needs to be fixed is the disparity. This has been a festering problem for years, and short of a game reset, I don’t see a good fix.

        The current “unworkable global trade and investment” is likely the result of how the “2000 and 2009” fixes have been gamed. I view the life and death of a system as inevitable, and this end game has been accentuated by the IT revolution.

        For some time I have felt that polarization was a primary issue of concern, but have not understood why there can’t be reconciliation prior to the point of dying. I have come to understand that both sides need to be at the point of dying for reconciliation to be a viable alternative, and at this point, only one side is on that threshold.

        I have viewed the polarization as political, and economic, but have failed to understand how it equates to issues like school shootings. It has finally dawned on me that issues like these stem from a lack of respect, and the feeling of the lack of respect is a natural consequence of economic disparity.

        Model it to the extreme:
        A doctor charging $1000/hr. does not have the time to understand a medicare patients conditions and needs.

        A businessman cannot afford to start a business in an environment where the labor rate is $15/hr, when competition has the advantage of $0.40/hr.

        Schools cannot afford to be staffed with teachers when computers can accommodate each students individual needs more efficiently.

        Just like with the previous revolutions, people will need to adjust to a new way of life, where the new format for life is yet to be determined.

        China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars
        phys.org/news/2018-08-china-automated-doctors-teachers-combat.html

        28 incredible ‘Made in China’ innovations that are changing the world
        msn.com/en-us/money/markets/28-incredible-made-in-china-innovations-that-are-changing-the-world/ss-B…

        Does the Trump administration and/or TPTB comprehend and have a solution for how to transition and prepare society for a new future format? Or, is the plan to just apply a new cool looking band-aid (the image of an old BC cartoon with 2 giants, where one is holding a pan full of people, and the other says “shake em again, let’s see if they fight”)?

        If the fix doesn’t address the polarization and the disparity, then I will assume their fix is the latter.

        • volodya May 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

          Economic disparity is one issue, but it’s a problem that comes from the economy of the interior of the US being gutted by offshoring tens of thousands of factories and tens of millions of livelihoods.

          The people whose livelihoods went to China or Mexico have problems as basic as paying the rent, buying food, paying health insurance, not getting the car repossessed. When millions of people are in that condition, when the streets of allegedly wealthy cities in California and NY State are full of homeless, disparity becomes less of a concern than getting off the street or not getting evicted.

          The problem of the global economy is that the millions of people doing the work formerly done by millions of Americans don’t make enough money to buy the products they make.

          Neither does the US economy have the collective buying power that it had prior to the era of off-shoring or “globalization” as it’s now called, yet the US is the target market for China and Mexico.

          You say: “A businessman cannot afford to start a business in an environment where the labor rate is $15/hr, when competition has the advantage of $0.40/hr.”

          With that you hit the nail on the head, which is why so many industries relocated overseas. I have no idea how old you are or what you’ve seen, but my relatives used to work in good paying jobs in mills and factories that have been re-located over yonder by American CEOs where, instead of a middle-class wage, the people make a starvation wage of $ .40 / hour or $1.00 like in China or $2 or $3 like in Mexico. There were millions of prosperous Americans like my relatives. Not anymore.

          You may be onto something when you talk about “respect”. A lack of respect for the need of people to make a reasonable living so as to give them some chance at marrying and raising a family is the root of the problem and also a lack of respect for some elementary common sense. There’s a lot of consequences that come out of it like gigantic government deficits and debt, family instability, mental illness, violence and yeah, maybe even school shootings.

          Does the Trump administration have a clue? They have some clue as to the problem, but as to the fix?

          If their fix is the “latter” as you put it, and if they think they’ll remain personally unscathed, then I think they severely over-estimate their chances.

          • TPTB-USA May 22, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

            [Delicate balance

            By 2020, China is aiming for half of the industrial robots sold in the country to be made by Chinese companies, up from 27 percent currently—with a target of 70 percent by 2025.

            “Robots are the jewel in the crown for the manufacturing industry… a new frontier for our industrial revolution,” said Xin Guobin, China’s vice minister of industry, as he opened the conference.

            But it is a delicate balancing act for Chinese policy-makers due to the potential for human job losses—a 2016 World Bank report said automation could threaten up to 77 percent of jobs in China’s current labour market.

            Nonetheless a great robotic leap forward has already been made.]

            As you say “people need to eat and find a way forward in life with some dependable and adequate way to marry and raise a family”. I totally agree, but where I humbly disagree, is that I see the current system being at the point of failure, EOL, and the way forward (if even possible in the short run) is to construct a new solid foundation, and then a new system on top, with high morals and good examples.

            My read is that you think that the solution is to bring the jobs back to America. My thoughts are that is akin to “you can’t legislate morality”, and one needs to adapt and go with the flow (China anticipates being in the same boat due to automation). I sense that even your “glorified taxi driving” occupation will not be viable in the near future.

            If the jobs were brought back (assuming no disruption), we could easily be in the same boat when Jim’s end of oil sets in. Don’t you think it would be better to construct a new system to accommodate the new situation? The question is, how to construct a new system that will accommodate the lack of employment (among many other things), have the majority agree and pitch in to construct and implement it?

            I suspect my wife’s grandparents were in a similar situation in the 30’s, where automation eliminated their farming job. They moved West to where there were new opportunities.

            Government needs to provide a framework for society to operate within, but the framework needs to be viable, and ideally, individuals cannot rely on the government to provide for their individual needs (besides not being viable, it affords no dignity).

            If TPTB fully comprehend the situation, it will take years to construct and implement a new system. In the mean time, they need to address the basic needs of a family (as you cite), but it appears that DC is also at the EOL. It seems imperative that the group in DC needs to work together, and prioritize the issues. Although I don’t think that many of them have high moral values, I’m with you in that I think they should all let Trump take the lead and work with him, hopefully for the betterment of society.

          • TPTB-USA May 23, 2019 at 11:03 am #

            From my perspective, it is all just a grand experiment; and in the process of trying to make winners out of losers, there will be winners that end up as losers.

            What have economists been getting wrong?
            By Evan Davis
            bbc.com/news/business-48350211

            … and my sense is that Armstrong would argue that disparity of income is an insignificant issue (I suppose it depends on the context).

            Rethinking Economics
            armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/economics/rethinking-economics/

          • volodya May 23, 2019 at 11:11 am #

            In my view the jobs offshored from the US (and other high-wage western countries) to China are staying in China as the political legitimacy and viability of the communist regime depends on it. Those jobs don’t pay much but the money those Chinese workers make is better than what they earn in the country-side.

            And, should those same workers find themselves out of work and a critical mass of unemployed people takes shape, then the billionaire communists will find themselves in extremely dire straights. The billionaire communists know this. Their efforts for the last thirty-forty years after the lunacies of the Mao era passed, aside from making themselves rich, has been to elevate the material lives of the people they rule. They knew and know that people can’t live on revolutionary propaganda, that mass chanting of slogans may be thrilling but people need to eat and that sooner or later the rulers have to make good or face consequences.

            The teeming People’s Army in their millions will be no match for the hundreds of millions that need to eat and have nothing to lose. And, like the American army man, the Chinese soldier boy is no automaton, western stereotypes notwithstanding, and he will get sick of shooting guys like him from places like where he came from.

            The Chinese are wise to the fact that WHERE things are made is a critical policy consideration, and central to whether or not the ruling elite survives, and so, as you say, they aim for robots to be made IN CHINA. And, you bet, a delicate balancing act, the understatement of the decade. human job losses no small thing when so many people live so close to the bone. Get it wrong and look out.

            And so, the solution of bringing the old jobs back ie re-shoring – is one that has no prospects. Those jobs aren’t coming back. And I agree, the whole system is at the point of failure, end-of-life, this preposterous globalist scheme an embarrassing no-hoper if there ever was one, the end of cheap energy just one straw on the camel’s back.

            In my view, the three branches in government in Washington are just entertainment, a daily distraction while the real business of looting the country goes on unobstructed. Nancy and Chuck say “cover-up”, “obstruction”, and Trump walks out of meetings.

            So what solutions can we expect from there? I think that whatever takes shape will come from places other than Washington and states and towns and cities take matters into their own hands. In my view there’s a decent chance that the joint chiefs get fed up and send some colonels to have a sit-down with Donald and Mitch and Chuck and Nancy and invite them to a secluded military base for an extended holiday.

            What DOES take shape is the question, regardless of whether its civilian or military authority, as big a problem in places like China and Mexico. One possibility of many would be a much lower tech, lower energy future, maybe based on muscle power, animal power, slavery, and maybe coal, global warming be damned. Maybe a future economy that looks a lot more like 1850 than 1950, with 50 year average life spans, with hunger and sickness two constant problems. Picture no autos, no electricity, with steam powering boats and trains. Green energy? Solar power? Wind power? Electric, self-driving cars? In our dreams.

          • TPTB-USA May 24, 2019 at 11:46 pm #

            “In my view, the three branches in government in Washington are just entertainment, …”

            I hope I retain a good sense of humor to the finish line. It’s one of the highlights in my life.

            Like Jim, you strike me as being knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, and an excellent writer. I hope it puts food on the table for your family and yourself.

          • TPTB-USA May 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

            Whenever I see a stretch of freeway, with 3 lanes of bumper to bumper cars in each direction for as far as the eye can see, I think to myself that it is amazing that the system functions at all.

            I think it is important to realize that for most issues, the only thing TPTB can do, is make the best of a bad situation (as you say: “The Chinese are wise to the fact that WHERE things are made is a critical policy consideration, and central to whether or not the ruling elite survives …”), and assume that they are representing our best interest.

            If Huawei Loses ARM’s Chip Designs, It’s Toast
            Author: Brian BarrettBrian Barrett
            wired.com/story/huawei-loses-arm-chip-design/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

            I think where we do have control, is to hold our immediate representatives (president, senators, congress persons, etc.) accountable, and hope for high standards, but the system has been gamed to where the only way they can get things done is to vote along party lines. So ultimately, we are part of the problem; and they need to realize that a vote for Trump was a vote for change.

          • TPTB-USA May 26, 2019 at 9:27 am #

            “Picture no autos, no electricity, with steam powering boats and trains. Green energy? Solar power? Wind power? Electric, self-driving cars? In our dreams.”

            This is already the picture for many people in the world.

            The trajectory in that directions for citizens of the US would indicate that there will be utopian compounds connected by pristine corridors.

            Public resources will likely be apportioned according to contribution. So, declining resources for the unwashed, and a surplus for the utopia areas.

            “I promised to spend my office’s finite resources on the most serious crimes in order to create communities that are both safer and fairer,” Foxx wrote.

            Is this a white flag by government, and/or a green light for crime (where the line is yet to be determined)?

  50. venuspluto67 May 21, 2019 at 8:44 am #

    It’s such a special blend of sad and comical that a clown such as Joe Biden is being looked to as some kind of savior-figure, that it could have been lifted right out of an old “Carol Burnett Show” skit! 😀

    That said, he does have a talent for “glad-handing” that Hillary Clinton never did or could have (either you’re born with it or you’re not) that constitutes such a huge and important part of running for the Oval Office. And never underestimate the amount of political gravitas conferred by being a sitting or former Vice President.

  51. Pucker May 21, 2019 at 9:47 am #

    Porn Stars…..

    Obama: “That’s not who we are.”

    Joe Biden: “That’s not who we are.”

    Mayor Pete: “That’s not who we are.”

    Beto: “That’s not who we are.”

    Bernie: “That’s not who we are.”

    Bill Clinton: “That’s not who we are.”

    Dirk Diggler: “That’s not who we are. Sometimes some people say these movies are filthy or something, but I don’t think that’s true. These movies can help. They really can. I mean that. I’ll keep trying if you guys keep trying. Let’s keep Rock’n and Roll’n, Man!”

    • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 10:02 am #

      The different thoughts that cross your mind lol.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

      It is who we are. Hatred is a human right. You just have to hate the right people is all. As if Liberals don’t hate! They just refuse to admit it since they have made “hate” one of their taboo words.

  52. SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    An interesting article about the emptying of Guatemalan towns as over one percent of the Guatemalan population has migrated to the US since September 2018. Millions more in the region are planning the trip north now. Why not? No one is going to stop them. And the Chamber of Commerce and the Social Justice Warriors welcome all of the migrants eagerly with open arms. As long as US taxpayers pay all of their bills of course. And this whole process is destructive for Central American societies too. The supporters of mass migration are thus inhumane and wicked on all fronts.

    breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/20/central-american-towns-empty-as-migrants-rush-to-u-s-border-loophol…

    • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 10:42 am #

      You need to appreciate the larger process here, SSL. The MICC goes into these third world countries, overthrows the governments and installs corporate capitalist stooges to loot the the place, drives out the working class and indigent poor, who then migrate north to gringo land to take the shit jobs with shit pay that Americans of any race or nationality will no longer do, all in order to serve the needs of the rapidly vanishing corporate middle class, but most importantly, to hoover up the profits into multi-national corporate coffers and the corporate leech shareholders’ and executives’ pockets.

      Focusing on the immigration problem itself and vilifying the refugees themselves is not only shortsighted and pointless, but it largely indemnifies the people at the top who benefit most from this whole process, and who are, I hate to say it, mostly RICH, WHITE MEN.

      That last statement will certainly not be popular here on this board, but its a fact that simply cannot be overlooked. If you want to know who’s fucking over the “great white race,” you need look no further than the rich white men at the top who know full well that the war is being fought on WEALTH CLASS grounds, and that race and ethnicity is nothing more than a smokescreen for the poor-assed white rubes at the bottom of the class ladder to obsess over.

      We don’t need a fucking wall at the border with Mexico, we need mass arrests, trials, and public executions of the corporate and governmental elite in this county and a total dismantling of the federal leviathan. Until that happens, there will be no “Change We Can Believe In,” and we”ll MOST CERTAINLY never “Make America Great Again.”

      • Tate May 21, 2019 at 10:55 am #

        You’re largely correct, but don’t hold your breath.

        • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:08 am #

          Nope, it will never happen. And therein lies our fate.

          • capt spaulding May 21, 2019 at 11:33 am #

            Indeed, and this is nothing compared to what will happen when the full effects of climate change kick in. It will be “Camp Of The Saints” full bore, here, and in Europe as well.

      • 450.org May 21, 2019 at 11:10 am #

        ?
        +100

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:16 am #

        Yes, I do need to learn more you’re right. But! I do realize that a large portion of the Elite are indeed White Men. They are still enemies and need to be dealt with in the manner that you put forth here. But I disagree with you in the fact that we do not need a border wall. We do need a wall. We need that in addition to all of the house cleaning that you mention. Race is important whether you want to believe that or not. I would have to say that to some extent you have bought into their agenda if you don’t believe that race is important. That is what they want everyone to believe. So that they can continue to use humans as pawns and dislocate them out of their homelands and force them into foreign lands. Believing their is no such thing as identity makes it easier for people to be “global” and accept the mass global movement of peoples. The conflict is not just about wealth and class. There is a racial component and the Elite plan to use that racial component to have their enemies kill each other. Why do you think they are mixing society up so that there is no cohesion or unity at all. Because they know that every nation or empire that did this in the past fell because of it and that is what they want now.

        • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:39 am #

          In analytics, it’s always imperative to look at first cause. “Peel back the onion” and look for the core problem of problems. Racial issues are purely secondary, even though it’s true that racial and cultural mixing and subsequent homogenization is an absolutely terrible idea. And the first cause is global class warfare, being waged by whites on the behalf of the Zionist globalist elite, primarily against their own; with race, ethnicity, and class being used as a powerful tactic of subversion and confusion all along the way.

          Until we address class, based on wealth and power alone, nothing else will matter. Build the wall, don’t build the wall, erase the border altogether, none of it will be matter. Because the true agenda is to subvert the entire society politically, socially, and economically, kill off the portion of the population that is no longer economically viable, foreclose on absolutely every physical asset that has any value whatsoever, and then abandon the place to utter destitution in their wake. Exactly as we’re seeing play out in “third world shitholes” the world over as we speak.

          • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:47 am #

            I gotchya, so basically you see things in a bit of a different order is what it sounds like. Deal with the class issue now, deal with the removal of the Elite now. Once we have cleaned up our house then it will be easier for us to take care of our borders, national unity and all of those things that also need attention. I think I am following you. Certainly we agree more than we disagree.

          • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

            I think the borders would take care of themselves in the aftermath, but either way, the problem would at least be manageable then. I doubt most minorities really want to be here any more than we want them to be, once you eliminate the perverse incentives to flee their homelands and come here in the first place. Believe it or not, this place ain’t the proverbial “land of milk and honey,” we sometime foolishly imagine it to be. Just another place like any other, at least before the globalists came in and fucking ruined it.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

            So do nothing until we have Perfect Social Justice?

            A Wall makes sense as part of a complete Plan. Obviously Walls need to be manned. And we need a cyber wall, namely e-verify. And yes, the Will to utterly destroy employers who flaunt our Laws: Fines, Perp Walks, Prison, and Social Ruin.

            All of this means Martial Law. The Disaster is upon us. Yet we have an insane refusal to take action. As if admitting the reality will make things really bad, lol.

            We are naturally a richer land than anyplace inhabited by Mestizos. They will always want to come here and be parasites. No mystery. The mystery is why we let them. And yes, it’s a sad tale of utter betrayal at the highest levels.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

            Keep the Marxism of your youth out of this. Marx wanted Nations to collapse, remember? Thus he was against tariffs, etc. He was never our friend. Nor are his descendants.

      • James Hansen May 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

        Best post that I read here in a long time.

    • Tate May 21, 2019 at 10:52 am #

      They have to go back. All of them.

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:18 am #

        When our Incel King comes he will make sure that they are all expelled from our land.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

          The Unsullied One.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

            So why is he an Incel and not a Volcel?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

            Elrond wanted Brienne of Tarth to be “King”. That’s a King he could really kneel down to.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

            I have no idea who Brienne of Tarth is or ‘is’, but that doesn’t really answer my question about the Incel and the possibly more appropriate Volcel.

            Self-identifying ‘incels’ tend to be angry, petulant and sometimes dangerous (even occasionally murderous) people identifying as victims of unappreciative womanhood.

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            More normal people not getting the sex they’d like to, who don’t see that as a personal affront inflicted on them by a class of ingrates, just get on with their lives with a little less happiness than they might otherwise have. Which is sad, as are all human disappointments, but less dangerous than the ‘incel’ phenomenon, which appears to be about frustrated entitlement.

          • SoftStarLight May 22, 2019 at 1:40 am #

            Lol is that so? Silly Elrond, Brienne can’t really be a King!!!!!

            Some people clearly need to be flipped because they’ve turned upside down.

          • SoftStarLight May 22, 2019 at 1:48 am #

            Alba you’ll accept the Unsullied One as he is. It’s too bad if his personality doesn’t meet your expectations. Why an incel and not a volcel you ask? The tougher the battle, the sweeter the victory. As if a King will be lonely! Unless that is his ordained path.

            Now repent of your sins. Judgement is at hand.

          • GreenAlba May 22, 2019 at 7:08 am #

            SSL

            “Alba you’ll accept the Unsullied One as he is. It’s too bad if his personality doesn’t meet your expectations.

            I don’t have to accept him or not accept him. He’s f***-all to do with me, thankfully, apart from his actions that have international consequences, but we’ve always lived with that problem with your er…’leaders’.

            We have our own inadequates to live with. My interest, such as it was, was merely in the reason for him being an ‘incel’ – a category pretty much held in pitying contempt. Unlike normal people not happily living the life they might want to, who aren’t in that category, because it’s a self-selecting one. I’ve been there myself for many years, but I was never an ‘incel’, even when I felt a bit sorry for myself. I was just a person concentrating on bringing up my children, which is a different category altogether.

            I see from the rest of your post that you have retreated into the sad state in which you first joined this board. My condolences.

            And I will leave you with your inherited fantasies – they seem to suit your authoritarian and judgemental personality so I doubt you’ll never leave your safe space to look from the outside.

            Authoritarians don’t just like telling other people what to do and how to live, BTW, they like being told. It’s a bit like a person who hasn’t the courage to become fully human and embrace uncertainty the way grown ups have to. Still in the ‘institutionalised’ stage, which, if it suits you, fair enough, as long as you don’t try to impose it on other people. Which would be weird anyway for people who claim to believe in first amendment rights.

          • GreenAlba May 22, 2019 at 7:22 am #

            doubt you’ll *ever*…

  53. SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 10:10 am #

    Black Privilege morning flash…..

    breitbart.com/europe/2019/05/21/french-rapper-sings-i-f-france-i-burn-france-music-video/

    Negro men can depict murdering White women and Facebook and Instagram no ban do they.

  54. SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 10:20 am #

    The fruits of “immigration”! No doubt a raging mob of Somalis is coming to a town near you. Why not? There isn’t any border so there is no protection from savages. In fact, if we can just get a few more savages in here in the nick of time Biden just may win in 2020!

    gellerreport.com/2019/05/minneapolis-somali-mob-with-hammers-descends-on-minneapolis-east-bank-train…

    • BackRowHeckler May 21, 2019 at 10:53 am #

      Wow. That’s an eye opener, SSL.

      Last nite in Ct two stabbings in the news, fatal one in Milford, non fatal one in Hartford. Man arrested in Milford last name Garcia, woman arrested in Hartford last name Rodriguez.

      In Ct, its a new day.

      Brh

      • SoftStarLight May 21, 2019 at 11:23 am #

        Thanks for the Ct update! I actually like hearing about all of the news coming from your way Brh. I don’t like it for you or your family and state, just that it keeps me informed that this stuff is happening everywhere. Immigration is the reason for all of this crime and something needs to be done about immigration now!

        • malthuss May 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

          If updates are fabulous, his depressing ones are fabulous.

        • JimInFlorida May 21, 2019 at 11:12 pm #

          Regarding out of control 3rd World immigration. Heads must roll and blood must flow… starting at the top. There is no alternative.

          I got the ball rolling among the Republicans in 2015 and showed my Congress Critter how to stop this immigration madness. The key is to repeal the DIVERSITY VISA provision in GHW Bush’s 1990 Immigration Act. Then the entire Act will lose its essence and can be repealed entirely. That is the first of many repeals but, it is crucial. It went all the way up to Trump himself who mentioned it in his public speeches! YOURS TRULY made that happen. But, have we seen it repealed or public sentiment rallied to wipe it out? NO.

          Any why NOT??? (((TPTB))) with the most well-known being Soros and Co. is why. There are TRILLIONS in new paper being readied to handle our exploding national debt and part of the deal is for us to do as we’re told. Absorbing the world’s human waste will free up a lot of foreign resources that can be better utilized in our foreign sweatshops. If the U.S. and Canada can relieve them of their useless eaters, then their economies can generate more profit and that’s good for Wall Street, good for the Treasury, and will buy us more time financially.

          Good for the moneychangers but, at the cost of destroying the social fabric and demographics of the U.S. and Canada. This is a soft genocide and sacrifice to Mammon and Belphegor. This is why they have to die. The Universe must be pleaded with to raise up a new Savior and Übermensch. Only now are we grasping what Jesus Christ meant when He said that He came NOT to bring peace but a SWORD. That is because Satan destroys by peace and peace is acquiescence to the JWO.

          • SoftStarLight May 22, 2019 at 2:07 am #

            Wow Jim I have never thought about it quite like that before. That Satan is actually destroying us through peace. But it makes total and perfect sense. One day we will break the hold that the moneychangers have on us. It is written. The Pharisees were condemned to defeat long ago. Their days are numbered. And the sons of God will rule in their place. But you are right. All there can be is war at this point.

  55. JohnAZ May 21, 2019 at 10:37 am #

    Friend wrote:

    Why do we care what Trump does with his money, it is his money.

    Why don’t we care about what Congress is doing with OUR money?

    A succinct statement of the absurdity of the Deep State and the public’s absurd reaction to it.

  56. 450.org May 21, 2019 at 11:03 am #

    Oh, come on, Trump’s money is not Trump’s money. Trump has lived like royalty, despite being trash, riding a tsunami of debt his entire life. He’s a failed businessman many times over and yet they still lend to him knowing he can never & will never pay it back. His rates should be 100% or greater. He’s that much of a credit risk.

    • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:21 am #

      He’s actually the All American businessman. He is the absolute epitome of American style vulture capitalism, because he realizes it’s not about the money at all, its about leveraging the financial system to get anything he wants and leaving a trail of ruination in his path. Finance 101: OPM. Use Other People’s Money.

      The smartest guy in my MBA cohort, a computer systems and mathematical genius by any reasonable standard, opined long and loud during class that his goal was to die completely over his head in debt without a penny to his name, but in possession and making full use of all the useful “stuff” that he ever wanted in this life. Like everything else he said, he was exactly right. And lest you think he’s a crass materialist jerk, he and his wife, both in their mid-50’s, walk to work holding hands (~2-3 miles or so I’d guess) everyday the weather’s decent and pick up refuse all along the way. Yeah, they’re almost too good to be true.

  57. 450.org May 21, 2019 at 11:25 am #

    Trump is no conservative and no Republican.

    He’s the Don King of politics. He’s whatever he has to be, to be at the center of everything. He just wants to be revered & loved, that’s all. It’s this simple, really.

    He wants us to worship him and prostrate ourselves before him as he throw rocks at us in our playpens.

    Donald Trump loves children & children love him because children love the color orange, I guess because it reminds them of orange juice and kids love to drink liquid sugar.

    A HREF=”https://www.metro.us/sites/default/files/styles/normal_article/public/main/articles/2017/09/08/donald-trump-ivanka-bed-kiss.jpg”>Fuggedabout Uncle Joe, daddy knows best.

    • 450.org May 21, 2019 at 11:33 am #

      Sorry, that hyperlink got screwed somehow. I’ll try again.

      A HREF=”https://www.metro.us/sites/default/files/styles/normal_article/public/main/articles/2017/09/08/donald-trump-ivanka-bed-kiss.jpg”>Fuggedabout Uncle Joe, Daddy knows best.

    • JimInFlorida May 21, 2019 at 10:46 pm #

      We are in the age where if the President just tells us what we want to hear, then we have to count ourselves fortunate.

      Not since Richard Nixon came to the defense of the Silent Majority has any POTUS spoken up on our behalf. Even so, Trump is glad handing and pandering to The Enemy just because he cannot think beyond the immediate moment.

  58. 450.org May 21, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    Remember the old farts the Soviets put up after Brezhnev kicked off at the end of their run before the Soviet Union collapsed entirely with the exception of the last gasp Gorbachev?

    Andropov & Chernenko were on life support for all intents and purposes. They were corpses in suits just like Biden & Bimbo…err, I mean Biden & Trump.

    I think Biden & Bimbo are fitting for the end of the American run before final collapse. I wonder if Russia will try to do to America what America tried to do to Russia after the Soviet Union collapsed? Maybe the Chinese will do it instead since they’re in a better position in every way.

    Who will be America’s version of Yeltsin and Putin? We’ll see, won’t we? I can’t wait.

    • Q. Shtik May 21, 2019 at 11:56 am #

      He wants us to worship him and prostrate ourselves before him – 450

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      According to my b-i-l Peter, the *cough* prostrate in the male is a gland that tends to enlarge with age making it difficult to pee.

      • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:58 am #

        That’s some pretty kinky shit he’s wanting then, isn’t it?

      • 450.org May 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

        Is Peter the rock upon which America is built?

      • Tate May 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

        You always remind us of that.

        • Q. Shtik May 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

          You always remind us of that. – Tate

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

          I know, I should be ashamed. I keep falling back on this one thing……. the prostrate vs prostate thing. But there is sooo much more that drives me crazy about Peter. If I had the talent I could fill a book of War and Peace length.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

            That will be the last thing you think of in this life. You will be reborn as a prostate gland.

          • 450.org May 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

            I was a prostrate gland for Halloween one year. Scared the shit out of everyone because it was enlarged.

    • Ol' Scratch May 21, 2019 at 11:56 am #

      Looks more like the Chinese. The Russians have the good sense to just want to avoid us, while the Chinese have fallen for the trap of American Gangster Capitalism. Poor bastards!

      • benr May 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

        Anyone watching the new Chernobyl mini series on HBO?

        • 450.org May 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

          I’m going to watch it. I’m guessing the Millennials don’t give a rat’s ass about Chernobyl considering they have no concept of yesterday or tomorrow.

          I’ll probably start watching this weekend.

          When will the series Fukushima be arriving?

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

            How about the 4 mile episode.

            Or this golden oldie.

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Susana_Field_Laboratory

            I always wondered why the Simi valley and areas around it had SO many cancer victims.

          • 450.org May 21, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

            I think it was Two Mile Island. It’s also referred to as The Pepsi Syndrome. Apparently, some doofus spilled his Pepsi on one of the control panels and things went haywire. They had to consult Jimmy Carter who was POTUS at the time (1979) since he had a nuclear background having served time on a nuclear sub while he was in the Navy.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

            I often wonder about the theme of AGW and the fear of Carbon dioxide a life gas, methane a byproduct of digestion and trace gases verses the fear of Nuclear power and it’s waste by products.
            56 of the 99 nuclear power plants have had accidents that released radiation into the world.
            Hundreds of open air nuclear tests.
            Huge amounts of nuclear waste stored near the Colorado river and people are up in arms about CO2.
            It seems the focus of people right now is on all the wrong things.
            I get all the points and counter points but it all seems to trivial in comparison to 50,000 years of horrible birth defects and the actual destruction of all life on the planet.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 21, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

            Yeah, Three Mile Island. Jimma got a years worth of radiation in a few minutes work.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

            benr

            “I often wonder about the theme of AGW and the fear of Carbon dioxide a life gas, methane a byproduct of digestion and trace gases verses the fear of Nuclear power and it’s waste by products.”

            Do you feel you have to choose between harmful things, so that you can only be concerned about one?

            If you think CO2 is a life gas why don’t you hitch yourself up to a cylinder of it? Or methane for that matter?

            You might as well say why should I bother to take care crossing the road when I might get cancer 30 years from now anyway.

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

            @ ga
            I’m sorry I mis-understood most people on this board to be educated enough to derive c02 as a needed product for plants to combine h20 and create carbohydrates.
            I digress please accept my sincere apology for not spelling it out at a third grade level.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

            Thank you benr. I have studied chemistry. Your reference to ‘the fear of Carbon dioxide a life gas’ still makes no sense whatsoever in the context. I’m not at all terrified by CO2. I’ve just sent some down my nose while typing this and it didn’t hurt at all.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

            And do explain how you manage to combine ‘50,000 years of horrible birth defects and the actual destruction of all life on the planet.”

            I think the third graders need some clarification 🙂 .

          • benr May 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

            Think really hard with that big brain of yours eventually you will understand the meaning.

          • GreenAlba May 21, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

            Nope. My big brain is thinking away and it can’t see how the total destruction of life on the planet can