July 16, 2018

The Morning Report 7/16/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Start of a brand new week so let's get right to it. The big story is the Trump/Putin Summit in Helsinki which is happening as we speak. The Democrat-Left-Media complex is having a fit since, a) they believe Russia rigged the 2016 election and b) that President Trump colluded with them to rig the 2016 election, despite the fact that there is not one shred of actual, genuine hard evidence that even hints at this. The only thing that does exist as we all know is a "dossier" that was, in fact, a complete fabrication bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign from an opposition research organization whose key figures are married to and/or part of members of the Deep State intel community. But I digress.

The fact is, Russia and its predecessor the Soviet Union have been meddling (to say the least) in American affairs since the Bolsheviks won the Russian Civil War in the mid 1920s. So thoroughly poisoned have our schools been by communist/socialist infiltration for at least the past 50 years that the nation right now is on the verge of tearing itself apart at the seams because a significant percentage of the populace view America as founded as illegitimate and evil.They fully believe that socialism is the answer to our and the world's ills, despite at least 150 million souls wiped out by it who are ignored or dismissed. But I digress, yet again. And not coincidentally, one of America's two major political parties (guess) have worked to undermine American interests at home and abroad since at least the FDR administration, willfully helping one of our chief international adversaries expand its influence. Most recently with "tell Vlad I'll have more flexibility after the election" and "Uranuium 1." Funny how all of a sudden, the Democrats are stridently anti-Russian. Here's a fun idea; Ted Cruz should approach Bernie Sanders to co-sponsor a resolution in Congress awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Senator Joe McCarthy. Heh.

In any case, the President has rightfully ignored the noise and will be discussing among other things the situation in Syria, vis a vis the civil war and Iran's military presence. The pundits, and the President himself, are downplaying the possibility of any major diplomatic breakthroughs, but it's good that Putin will at last be having a one-on-one with an actual American leader, and not a pin-headed, clueless poseur, the successful NATO meeting and London trip, despite the bullshit baby balloon and staged protests as proof. Lastly on this topic, you have to pity the poor, weary traveler, stuck in an airport somewhere and having to listen to, let alone look at, Brian "Tater" Stetler telling them that President Trump is, in fact, a Russian agent.

Moving on to the related subject of the Mueller magic show, on Friday, Rod Rosenratbastard announced the indictment of several Russian nationals for allegedly tampering with the Democrats in the 2016 elections. Funny how he omitted any attempted (but foiled) tampering with the Republicans and that no Americans were involved. That, of course, would implicate Obama and Clinton operatives and probably them as well. But it was a farce considering it was timed on the heels of Peter Strzok's performance art testimony and more importantly, as Devin Nunes has noted, just before the Helsinki summit so as to be as maximally embarrassing to the President as possible, if not to sabotage him outright (like every other f***ing thing they've done since 2015). We also have Trey Gowdy now stating that he's not going to support any GOP effort to impeach Rosengleet, and we also have the behind closed doors testimony of Lisa "gummy-boo-boo" Page and speculation she might flip on Strzok.

In Amnesty/Immigration news, a couple of real winners; one subhuman vermin beheaded a 13-year-old girl and murdered her grandmother in what is said to be a drug-related incident, and another dreamy DREAMer who's been deported 11 times is accused of attacking someone with a chainsaw. Meanwhile, in just 5 months ICE has detained over 500 pregnant illegals looking birth their kids here and claim citizenship.

On to politics where the Dems are in total turmoil. The big story is that California has thrown Dianne Feinstein under the bus in favor of Kevin Alexander Leon, whose stage name is De Leon, a bust out Marxist. On the other coast, Democrat-Socialite "Loopy Velez" hates Jooz but not Jew-Jews. Not that her constituents could care. Planned Parenthood funding looms large in South Carolina, a Florida judge is mulling the fate of early voting/registration on Florida campuses and it certainly looks like Fauxcahontas is going off the reservation and running in '20. The Kavanaugh nomination will of course be part of the campaign. A Soros group is spending big bucks to try to derail it (looks like it will be a waste), Hillary is pulling a Bidet and claims Kavanaugh will reinstate Dred Scott and Luap the Lesser is suddenly "concerned" about Kavanaugh's position of government surveillance. Just shut up and vote yes, dummy. Sheesh.

From hither and yon, the newly elected mayor of San Franfreakshow is noticing the feces in the streets (not that she could do anything about it given the politics of that shit-hole [now literal]), thanks to the "social justice" insanity and racialism of Obama, Holder and Marylin Mosby (who no doubt would've been on a SCOTUS shortlist had PDT lost in '16), the Baltimore Police are looking the other way at going after criminals and lastly the story of how the Mossad stole tens of thousands of documents in Iran's nuclear program library. "Stormy weather..." in Yiddish.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (7/15/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Quote I

That’s exactly why the left is so hysterical about the Supreme Court. They run to the courts to win their most unpopular policy ideas, gift-wrapped and handed to them as “constitutional rights.” Ann Coulter

Ann always interesting and usually controversial to some degree.


Quote II

“When I was a kid and used to come here, Chamula was isolated and didn’t have access to processed food. Now, you see the kids drinking Coke and not water. Right now, diabetes is hitting the adults, but it’s going to be the kids next. It’s going to overwhelm us.” Vicente Vaqueiros

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Weekend Gun Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quote of The Day

"I consider it a truly grand thing. It will be an irrevocable part of political life that guns are downloadable, and we helped to do that." Cody Wilson


Undermining gun control by legal means. To borrow a phrase, "I love it when a plan comes together."

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The Federal Bureau of Incompetence, FBI Strikes again.

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Food Thread: Oysters And Squirrels And Ribs...Oh My!

—CBD

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Is this a successful attempt at humor, or is it mandated by the unelected lunatics of the EU or is it a bit of both? I'm not sure, but it got a chuckle out of me.

I saw this at a Sunday market in Scotland, and was amazed that they can actually sell it! Is squirrel legal to sell anywhere in the US? I have eaten it once and was underwhelmed, so I am not rushing out to clandestine meetings with squirrel poachers for my weekly fix. Although...I just put a red dot sight on my 10-22, so I am capable of becoming a squirrel bootlegger....

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Terry Gilliam Comes Out As A Black Lesbian In Transition. Well....Sort of...

—CBD

Terry Gilliam on diversity: 'I tell the world now I'm a black lesbian'

Speaking at a press conference at the Karlovy Vary film festival, where he was presenting his new film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Gilliam said: “It made me cry: the idea that ... no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that, everybody represented... this is bullshit. I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian... My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”

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Example 10,936 Why The Democrat Party Is Awful

—CBD

Keith Ellison supports cop killers

That's not hyperbole. He really does, and our favorite socialist Bernie Sanders was in Minnesota to give aid and comfort to America's enemies....

Bernie Sanders came to town yesterday to support the candidacy of Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison for state attorney general. Sanders made appearances with Ellison at First Avenue in Minneapolis and at Denfeld High School in Duluth. I cannot imagine a political office for which Ellison is less fitted than the head of any organization devoted to law enforcement. Ellisonís candidacy is a disgrace, as is Sandersís support of his candidacy.

The Democrat party has not disavowed Sanders, nor will it. It matters not at all to them that he is a supporter of a political philosophy that is antithetical to everything on which our country was founded. That his political philosophy is responsible for the greatest mass-murders in world history is simply an inconvenient factoid to be swept under the carpet.

And lest you think that it is simply a philosophy that has not been executed correctly, try this link out for size. Yup...the economics of socialism is even stupider than the political philosophy! According to Marx, a hole dug with teaspoons is more valuable than one dug by a backhoe.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-15-2018

—OregonMuse

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Folio Library, Seattle, Washington


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes ('escaped oafs' is an anagram of 'Ace of Spades'). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, and publishing by people who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which are so ugly, they're actually advertised as such.


Pic Note

Folio Library is an independent, nonprofit membership library located in Pike Place Market in Seattle,

...with a collection of around 20,000 books and memberships starting at $125 a year, with lower student and youth rates. Previously located farther south in the downtown YMCA building—closer to the downtown Seattle Public Library branch—it reopens in the market’s Economy Building at First Avenue and Pike Street with views of Elliott Bay on July 9.

The ADA-accessible facility will include three reading rooms and a kitchen, plus a public lobby where everyone, member or not, can browse some of the collection. Those who are visiting and want to explore a little deeper can buy daily or weekly memberships for $5 or $15, respectively.

Seattle also has a social justice library, set up by Edwin Lindo, a University of Washington law school professor and "lifelong activist" ( *eyeroll* ):

Edwin is so dedicated to creating a space for conversation that Estelitaís doesnít even have WiFi so people can stay engaged without getting distracted. In the future, Edwin said he hopes the library can host lectures, history lessons, poetry performances, and a book club.

A space for "conversations." Right. I'm sure he's interested in any opinion, be it left, wacko left, or really wacko left. I wonder if he would be open to a series of lectures on why the only solution to 3rd-world poverty is a free-market economy with minimal governmental regulations? Or, if Betsy DeVos wanted to speak on education, would "lifelong activist" Lindo even allow her inside his library?

Because the left is all about "having conversations."

(h/t Three and One)


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

An AQUATION is a large amount of rain.

Usage: So I think this means that if you get 4 times the normal rainfall, it's a quadratic aquation.

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EMT 07/15/18

—krakatoa

Apologies for missing yesterday. To make it up I'll give you double the usual content.

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/14/18)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Whiskey in the jar barrel)


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The Saturday Night Joke

A guy fell asleep on the beach for several hours and got a horrible sunburn, specifically to his
upper legs. He went to the hospital and was promptly admitted after being diagnosed with second-degree burns.

With his skin already starting to blister, and the severe pain he was in, the doctor prescribed continuous intravenous feeding with saline,

electrolytes, a sedative, and a Viagra pill every four hours.

The nurse, who was rather astounded, asked, 'What good will Viagra do for him,
Doctor'?

The doctor replied, 'It won't do anything for his condition, but it'll keep the sheets off his legs.

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-14-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

—OregonMuse

Goodbye Children

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Today, we continue my chronological exploration through my personal top ten movies of all time. The movie this week is probably the least well known of my whole list and also the smallest in scope. It is Louis Malle's 1987 film, Au Revoir Les Enfants.

Louis Malle is an interesting director. He never gained a huge following, and his best known movie is probably My Dinner with Andre (which I actually have never seen), but everything he made is eminently watchable. The most recent movie of his that I was exposed to was Vanya on 42nd Street, a performance of Chekov's Uncle Vanya presented as a rehearsal in a dilapidated theater. That film did more to enhance my opinion about the importance of actors than any other movie I've ever seen.

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Chess Thread 07-14-2018

—OregonMuse

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The Repression of Dissent
Victoria Ivanova

As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (Ch. 1337)

Hint: The h2 square is very weak for White


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Good afternoon boys & girls and animals. Welcome to the almost world famous AoS Pet Thread. Kick off the shoes and converse with your fellow animal enthusiasts.

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Saturday Gardening Thread: July is heating up [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Bluebell sent in the adorable bird babies above:

I mentioned on the blog a couple of weeks ago (can't remember if it was on the garden thread or not) that I had a bird's nest in one of my hanging baskets, and it had eggs in it. Well, the eggs hatched, and now I have babies!

They are house wrens, and there are five of them. I tried to get a picture of the mama bird, but I had to do it from inside poking my phone out the window, and it was much too dark. So here's a photo of the basket (the middle part where there are no flowers is where the nest is), and then one of the baby birds. My son climbed up on the railing to get that one for me!

Hanging basket photo below.

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Thread before the Gardening Thread: Wonderland [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Serving your mid-day open thread needs

It's Saturday, which I hope means that this is not a big news day. You may have noticed that I like to visit David Thompson's blog on days like this. There's a different pace there than here at AoSHQ. David often adds significantly to his posts from the comments, so I like to wait until his posts have aged a bit before reading them.

In the case of this post, he added the photo above in the comments. Plus a link about "life among the Mao-lings" at Concordia University:

For readers, Alice's journey in Wonderland is amusing. But to be Alice is something altogether different. The experience is hard to pin down with words. With few exceptions, no one on campus is officially censored. But the culture itself exerts power. One feels constantly judged. One is always on-edge. To perceive nuance, to be sceptical, to ask questions, gets one quickly accused of moral deficiency. . .

And links about a certain male feminist who wants to fix men - "the heterosexual white ones" and about "the inexplicable demise of an intersectionally feminist bookstore" where customers were expected to "abide by" seven "guidelines".

Have you been to a place that seemed like a wonderland to you lately?

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Weird News Dump

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Good morning. Or at least 'mornin.

Let's take a look at a few things that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this past week.

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Emergency EMT

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

I woke up Grumpy. I should have let her sleep in......................

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Truncated ONT

—WeirdDave

I usually try to bring about 6-10 links, pics or assorted other content to an ONT. I've found that more than that and good stuff gets overlooked. Well lets see now. Ace did the Die Hard anniversary, he did the Jonathan Chait troll, he did the guy stuck in an escape room. STOP STEALING MY CONTENT BOSS! What's left? Maybe we'll just talk about the weather or something. Sure is hot in Texas, innit?


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Open Thread: Die Hard Turns 30

—Ace of Spades

Interesting piece about the novel Die Hard was based on. Nothing Lasts Forever was a sequel to The Detective, which itself was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra as the titular detective.

The sequel was literally dreamed up when the writer fell asleep while watching the Towering Inferno. Sinatra was too old to reprise the role by then, so the name was changed from "John Leland" to "John McClane" and offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turned it down.

A bit of trivia you probably already know: the scene where Hans, pretending to be "Bill Clay," meets John McClane wasn't in the original script. They only wrote that sequence after hearing Rickman's version of an American accent. And maybe after realizing that it's, what's the word, insane to never have the hero meet the villain face-to-face until the final confrontation.

I've seen them talk about Rickman's "American accent;" they claimed it was "great." I guess they mean it was hilariously bad? Seriously, he does not sound American at all. I guess it's funny but it kind of makes McClane look pretty dumb for even pretending along with this nonsense.

Regarding Die Hard With a Vengeance: You probably know this, but the reason the ending of that film was choppy and look like it was a rush-job filmed only an afterthought is because it was a rush-job filmed only as an afterthought. In the original version of the movie, "Simon" actually escapes after the cargo ship detonation. Only three years later would we see McClane finally track down Simon and confront him.

That original ending can be seen here.

It's not good. So both endings of that otherwise-good movie are bad.

One important legacy of Die Hard: A young British author was inspired by the sight of McClane's barefoot heroics to write his own story of barefoot heroics. That author? JRR Tolkien. "The Hobbit" was conceived as "Reverse Die Hard in a Mountain," another "siege" action-thriller, with the dwarven crew of thieves as the heroes and the dragon, a scaly Mr. Nakatomi trying to guard his loot, as the villain.

"The Hobbit" was also made into a movie, cashing in on the popularity of Die Hard.

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Burglar Breaks Into Escape Room; Captured After He Can't Figure Out How to Escape

—Ace of Spades

Burglar breaks into escape room, can't figure out how to escape

Police in Washington say a man who broke into an "escape room" on Sunday damaged the room so badly that he couldn't escape.

Rye Wardlaw allegedly broke into Northwest Escape Experience, in Vancouver, Fox 12 reported, citing the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

An owner of the escape room -- a locked room full of puzzles and clues that participants must solve in order to escape --told the news station Wardlaw did so much damage to the business that he couldn't escape after breaking in.

"He apparently didnít know how to use the lock on the front door and was stuck," Tamara Bertrand said.

From inside the room, Wardlaw reportedly called police and told officials he was calling from the escape room because his own home was being burglarized. While trying to escape, Wardlaw allegedly broke the backdoor handle before calling 911 several times.

Vancouver?

Canada's having a spate of robberies by fuckheaded criminals, aren't they?

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Cucks: We Don't Like Trump Saying that Obama Let Putin Take Crimea. Only We're Allowed to Say Obama Let Putin Take Crimea

—Ace of Spades



If that tweet is a jumble, here's the cuck's tweet:



And here's the cuckling from February of this year:

This tweet from Donald Trump is inviting a lot of mockery this morning.
Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!

There's just one problem: Trump has a point.

Barack Obama sold out our Eastern European allies on missile defense. He slow-walked aid to Ukraine and did little more than shrug when Crimea was annexed. He said "never mind" on his own "red line" in Syria and turned a blind eye to Putinís intervention there, in large part because of his obsessions with getting the Iran deal. The Russian meddling in our elections started on Obamaís watch -- and not just our elections but those of many of our allies. When Mitt Romney famously said Russia was our No. 1 geopolitical foe, Obama mocked him for it as did countless liberal journalists who are now converts to anti-Russia hawkery.

Here's the problem with Jonah Goldberg and why we've ejected him from the movement forever:

He never took a damn thing he's written seriously. It's all just a hustle, a paycheck. So it's very easy for him to forget things he's written before -- he didn't mean them when he wrote them, so it's easy enough to slough them off like a snake's old skin now.

At some point we all realized these people didn't mean a word they were saying at any time. And since they didn't give a shit about their #PaycheckConservative bullshit, we stopped giving a shit about it too.

I've heard stories from multiple sources about multiple NeverTrumpers. The highlight of these stories is that NeverTrumpers do believe the fantasy narrative they made up to comfort themselves. To wit:

Few in the GOP support the idea of Trumpism itself, that it's all a cult of personality centered around Trump. And therefore all you have to do as a NeverTrumper is denigrate Trump (and his supporters) or wait for Trump to implode. After that happens, the "spell" everyone is under is broken, and the cucks like Kristol, French, Hayes, and Goldberg, and Sasse and Kasich and Ryan, just get handed their party back.

This is delusional, of course.

First of all: Trump didn't convince us that these people were liberals and betrayers. We already believed that, based on years of grim evidence. We supported Trump because he declared what we already believed.

These people lie and lie and lie, never putting the majority of the base's concerns as any kind of priority, just paying lip service to those concerns as they ruthlessly sacrifice the base's actual primary concerns to secure their own primary concerns, or the concerns of their liberal friends and corporate donors.

We're tired of that. We don't want you any more. Whether it's Trump or whether it's a literal circus clown: We will take the literal circus clown over you.

We. Are. Done. With. You.

Forever.

There is no "spell" to break and there is no cult of personality. What there may be is an anti- Cult of Personality -- millions of Republicans united not in worship of someone but united in antipathy bordering on hatred for a group of charlatan liberals who've been sabotaging the alleged conservative movement for decades.

We're not coming back, and you're not coming back, either. This has little to do with Trump, except he was a self-financing option we could turn to in order to express our hatred.

Goodbye, chumps. You're liberals in fact; you might as well just make it official and get your party registration cards.

PS: The fact that you continue to tell yourselves fantastical fairy tales that a child wouldn't believe to comfort you like a woobie shows that you are not, in fact, Really Good at Politics as you endlessly claim on Twitter, and you are not, in fact, "elite" as far as cognitive ability.

You're dim and you believe in silly fictions instead of reality.

Go watch some soccer, Cosmopolitan "Conservatives."

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Trump, Accurately, Says That the Clinton News Network Is Fake News; the Clinton News Network Reacts Predictably

—Ace of Spades


The media is once again insisting that you can't criticize them, for fear that your criticism of actual bias and unprofessionalism will have Vague Hypothetical Connections to Other Things:


Here's some of that Real CNN news everyone loves:



This is pretty funny:



Unrelated, but someone trolled Jonathan Chait (who just wrote up the laughable defense of Trump/Putin conspiracy theories) pretty nicely.



I guess this is like a sexual assault, by the pansy media's rules?

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Max Boot: I've Decided to Become More Like a Stereotypical Liberal So I'm Into Soccer Now

—Ace of Spades

Like a teenager trying on new identities, seeing which one the Kewl Kidz like the best.

By learning to appreciate soccer, I have also learned to appreciate the limits of American exceptionalism. Yes, we are a great nation, but that doesn’t mean that it’s our way or the highway. In fact, we become even greater if we learn to treasure the customs and attitudes of other lands. I suppose, in the end, my change of heart about sports is related to my change of heart about politics. In both fields I eschew the Trump Doctrine: "We're America, b---." No, we’re part of the world.

I don't have anything against soccer. I do, however, have something against weaklings, weaklings who at late states of their lives must scramble to remake themselves into something more acceptable to their New Leftist Best Fwiends.

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Waiting for Ace, Or Someone Like Him

—OregonMuse

This is pretty funny: "Let's go to a real network..."

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"So the hard left, which is increasingly encompassing mainstream Democrats, now says it's OK to punch a Nazi. But that just raises the question, who's a Nazi? This a serious question. If they're going to be advocating violence, they'd better have the permissabilty to do so well defined. But of course, they don't. Ask them who a 'Nazi' is and the usual slurs come out: racist, bigot, homophobia, white supremacist, ad nauseum. So the more you argue about it with them, the more it comes down to is that a Nazi is anybody with whom the hard left disagrees. Because every disagreement is not because of honest policy differences, but because of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Yes, I know this is stupid. Yes, I know this won't end well for them if they continue down that path. But they don't see it, and the reason is because there used to be no downside to their provocations. Back in the day, if the progs called a conservative a racist, he would cower, try to explain that he wasn't a racist, and ask for forgiveness if he was a racist and didn't know it. But now, I think that's done. I think most normal Americans are tired of being called racists by the prog PC Gestapo and are simply ignoring them. The progs, starting to realize that their slurs and cuss words are all used up, are thinking, Gee, maybe we should be violent now. That'll show 'em. Again, if they go that route, it won't end well for them. But there appears to be nothing stopping them from goose-stepping into the abyss."



Attention Liberals & Progressives:

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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An Experiment On A Bird In An Air Pump
Joseph Wright Of Derby

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The Morning Report 7/13/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. The weekend is here and none too soon. It's also Friday the 13th so if you have triscuit-deco-phobia, stay away from 13-sided crackers (crazy-ass or otherwise). Obviously the big story in the lead was sleazy, traitorous ex-(or not?) FBI agent Peter Strzok's testimony before the House yesterday. With the boss' stellar coverage yesterday, assisted admirably by the wit and snark of the Horde, whatever needed to be said was said con gusto. Lots of links to sum it all up below. We all know the score here, and really what I have to say I don't think is going to add anything remarkably insightful or new (I think I just insulted myself). That said, Strzok's body language, comments and his facial expressions just spoke volumes about not only the kind of smug, loathsome, elitist, self-inflating ubermensch he thinks he is, but who the people who run our government, infect our body politic and control our media think they are as well. Despite the grilling that Strzok took from Gowdy, Goodlatte and Gohmert - who should be the Attorney General and as such do to the DoJ what Pruitt did with the EPA - he knows he's not going to face any recriminations whatsoever. Someone here please tell me that I'm dead wrong but I bet by the time the NOOD gets posted, there will be no comments forthcoming. And that explains why he acted, strutted, preened and postured the way that he did.

And then there's the Democrats. Ah yes, the loyal opposition (*pukes*) who regard the Constitution as an obstacle or a shield depending upon the direction of the rhetorical and legislative (or otherwise) artillery flying around, and would do away with the electoral process altogether, followed shortly thereafter by a sizable number of the populace as Billy Ayers once fantasized. It was a truly disgusting display, the highlights, or more accurately lowlights of which, included some shrieking dolt from New Jersey comparing the hearings to Benghazi, to Sheila Jackass-Lee claiming Strzok and the FBI had attorney client privilege to the low point of Steve Cohen proclaiming he'd give Strzok a Purple Heart for what he had to endure. Are you f***ing kidding me, Cohen?! As someone who is, as I type this, within arm's length of an actual purple heart earned by an uncle the hard way, getting killed in action, I can honestly say that that remark will not play well in Peoria to say the least. You can guess my own thoughts about my fists and his whore-mouth.

As horrible as they were, and worse, the notion as I stated that Strzok and his ilk will doubtless not only go unpunished but will be feted in all the finest salons of the Left and get book deals, speaking gigs and their own shows on MSLSD and the Airport Radar Channel (aka CNN), there is good news. Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Glenn Simpson, Rod Rosensmegma, et al would be unknown and all of this buried forever were it not for one thing: the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States. Many here are jaded and skeptical that most people, save for political junkies and others are really aware of all of this. But PDT has made people aware of it in his own inimitable style. Add this shameful, disgusting, amateurish kindergarten temper tantrum to the Abolish ICE theatrics, the PussyHat resistance garbage and the confrontations with political leaders and ordinary citizens, and the Democrat-Left is going full speed over a cliff.

I think we are in the midst of a political and cultural sea-change gradually building before our eyes. Kanye West, #WalkAway, the rallies, the great economic news, the scorn of the media, the total exposure of the cuck-con-con artists, PDT's incredibly good polling numbers despite the propaganda war against him, etc. etc. and so many other things we see day by day, taken in toto, are not merely anecdotal or one-offs. Circling back, yes it would be eminently satisfying and just to see all these traitors tried, convicted and thrown into PITA Federal lockup for 50 years. But I'm satisfied that the guy I voted for only to prevent Hillary Clinton from being President has, in 18 short months, opened a lot of peoples eyes and set a match to the Leftist machine. And they are obliging by every day dousing themselves in gasoline. Stay tuned for Gun-Moll Gummy Boo-Boo later this morning. The Feminazis should be all over this one.

Moving along, McCarthy and Ryno for once have outmaneuvered the Dems and will put a Dem sponsored Abolish Ice bill up for a floor vote. Of course, the three Dems who sponsored it will vote no. Despite the proclamations from the Media and Eurabians to the contrary, the President masterfully handled our freeloading NATO allies who have cried uncle and will fork over do-re-mi to pay their fair share, some concern about the NorK negotiations, and Secretariat Kerry and Handsy Bidet hated that Russia-Germany pipeline but that was before PDT hated it too. As for Cory Gardner, yes all things considered Russia is a bad actor. But saying they should be put on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is probably not a wise move at this time, given the politicization of "muh kolluzhnikovs" and the fact that they're a nuclear power. Sheesh.

Politically, CNN is pimping Maxine Waters to run for president in 2020, Democrat-Socialite Loopy Velez is crying foul about Joe Crowley, Andrew Cuomo faces even more corruption allegations that he can sue SCOTUS over and Pelosi's challenger to her minority job is not going to go quietly.

On the gun front, California foul-up with registration could mean gun owners are at risk of being arrested and the Annapolis newspaper shooting is gone-goodbye from the headlines. Hmmm. We've got a number of good essays on "progressivism" (so-called) across couple of categories, Clock-Boy got his clock cleaned, Ohio is going to see a massive $2 billion Stormy Daniels theme park (Gropey-Land! Kidding). Don't walk under any black cats today.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

IN THE LEAD: STRZOK MAGIC SHOW

  • Peter Strzok: A Cocky Liar to the End
  • Strzok Strikes Out
  • Dems Turn Strzok Hearing Into a Circus - Literally Acting as a Cheering Squad
  • Hinderaker: The Democrats Disgraced Themselves
  • Strzok Still Claims He Has Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Dems Demand Steve Bannon Testify to Counter Strzok Testimony
  • DeSantis: Public "Got to See the Bias" at Strzok Hearing
  • Steve Cohen Tells Strzok He Deserves a Purple Heart
  • What Does It Say About Mueller That He Picked Strzok for His Team?
  • Lisa "Gummy Boo-Boo" Page Takes the Center Ring Today

    SPYGATE, MUELLER WITCH HUNT, DEEP STATE
  • DoJ Has Turned Russia Investigation Into a Puzzle Designed Never to Be Solved

    BRETT KAVANAUGH SCOTUS CONFIRMATION
  • Cuck Schemer, Dem Leaders Have Bad News for Lefties About Blocking Kavanaugh
  • Tammy Baldwin Opposes Kavanaugh; Would "Turn Back the Clock" on Women (like, turn them back into a rib? - jjs)
  • Media, Dems (BIRM) Can't Find Dirt on Kavanaugh - So Instead, They Fling Poo

    CIVIL WAR 2.0
  • Black Pastors Call for Maxine "Roger" Waters to be Censured for Inciting "Mob Rule"
  • Rioters Who Wear Masks Should Fear Congressman's New Bill (we already have anti-Democrat Klan robe laws, but this can't hurt - jjs)
  • Eight Shrieking Rioters Arrested Outside Portland ICE Facility

    IMMIGRATION, AMNESTY
  • Heh: McCarthy Sez Dems Will Get to Vote on Their Abolish ICE Bill... Before the Midterms
  • The 3 Dems Who Introduced the Abolish ICE Bill Will Vote "No" On It
  • DoJ, DHS Claim Half of Children 5 and Under Separated at Border Came with Criminals or Adults Not Their Parents (a Sally Yates act of love, no doubt - jjs)
  • Non-Citizen Immigrants Find it Easy to Register to Vote, Cast Ballots

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • CNN Commentator Pimps Maxine "Mikvah" Waters as 2020 Dem Prexy Candidate
  • Democrat-Socialist Socialite "Loopy Velez" Cortez Worried About November Counter-Revolution (Joe Crowley's name is still on the ballot - jjs)
  • Palsi-Pelosi Challenger Branded as "Inconsequential" Still Gunning for Her Job
  • Add Another Case to Andrew Cuomo's Cloud of Corruption
  • Obama Returns to Boost Holder-Led Group Targeting GOPers in 12 States
  • "Extreme Ithaca Liberal" Yard Signs Disappear, Extreme Ithaca Liberal Caught by Embedded Tracking Device

    SECOND AMENDMENT
  • Gun Rights Groups Sue California Over Registration Failures That Could Lead to Gun Owners Being Arrested
  • After the Annapolis Newspaper Shooting, Anti-Gun Crowd's Silence is Deafening

    FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL
  • Congress Demands Release of Report Exploding Myth of Palestinian Refugees
  • Cory Gardner Sez Russia Ought to Be Named State Sponsor of Terror (great timing, Cory - jjs)
  • Once Upon a Time, John Kerry and Joe Bidet Disapproved of Germany-Russia Pipeline
  • Whoa, Fat's! Latest Antics Beg the Question: Was Singapore Summit a Total Failure?
  • NATO is Sick and PDT is the Best Doctor It's Likely to Get
  • The Left is Always Wrong, NATO Edition
  • Greenfield: Trump Frees Europe from Angry Socialist Babies

    ISLAM, TERRORISM, SHARIA, DHIMMITUDE
  • Opposition Group Claims Iran's Leaders Approved Paris Rally Bomb Plot
  • Black Slaves, Muslim Masters: An Appeal to American Blacks

    THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • Senate GOP Plots Next Steps to Thwart Trump's Trade War (f**k them and f**k the Examiner for that headline - jjs)
  • Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through June - Still Run $607 Billion Deficit

    DOMESTIC POLICY, COURTS, BUREAUCRACY
  • Senate Confirms Benczkowski; It's Time to Confirm Dreiband and Clark Too
  • Even Post-Janus, Public Sector Unions Still Pulling the Strings

    EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION
  • "Progressive" (so-called) Child Abuse in the Schools
  • "Emergency!" at Yale: Qualified Judge Named to Court!
  • Affirmative Action on the Ropes?

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, LYSENKOISM
  • Starbucks' Straw Ban Won't Help the Planet, But It Will Hurt the Disabled

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER and YON
  • Court of Appeals Ends "Clock Boy" Lawsuit Against Ben Shapiro with a Bang
  • Ohio to Get $2 Billion Theme Park 4 Times the Size of Disneyland (is there a Stormy Daniels Slip 'n Slide? - jjs)
  • The Old Versus the New Left
  • "Progressives'" (so-called) Punishment for the MAGA Hat
  • Fake History That Inspires Today's "Progressives" (so-called)

    Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:57 AM Comments
  • Racist ONT

    —WeirdDave

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    That's right, y'all, walking is racist, and since I walked over to the computer to write it, I guess that makes the ONT racist too.

    Continue reading


    Posted by WeirdDave at 10:00 PM Comments

    Washington Post, Hit Piece 1: Kavanaugh Is So Poor His Debts Exceed His Savings!
    Washington Post Hit Piece 2: "The Elite World of Brett Kavanaugh"

    —Ace of Spades

    Two, two, two dying newspapers in one!!!

    Hit Piece One: LOL, Brett Kavanaugh can't manage his paltry finances and sometimes gets short on money!!!

    The Washington Post breathlessly reported this major news:

    White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a "handful" of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements.

    In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt accrued over three credit cards and a loan. Each credit card held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000.

    The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements in 2017, according to the filings, which do not require details on the nature or source of such payments. Shah told The Post that Kavanaugh's friends reimbursed him for their share of the baseball tickets and that the judge has since stopped purchasing the season tickets.

    So he ran up, briefly, a bunch of credit card debt buying season tickets on behalf of friends and then had most of that debt paid off when his friends paid him back.

    Wow.

    But what can you expect when you're living in, as another Washington Post article has it, The Elite World of Brett Kavanaugh.

    If they only knew how elite -- look at Brett Kavanaugh getting off as he lords it over the homeless, showing off all the food he has!

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 08:35 PM Comments

    Round Up of Strzok's Testimony, and Reactions

    —Ace of Spades

    Louie Gohmert's questioning, accusing Strzok of lying, and wondering if Strzok also gave the same smirk to his wife as he lied to her.

    Trey Gowdy keeps asking Strzok how many subject he had interviewed before he swore to his luvvah that he would get Trump impeached, and Strzok keeps refusing to answer, claiming the FBI has forbidden the answer.

    In the second panel I think the FBI gave him the go-ahead to answer, and I think the answer was, as you would guess, "Zero witnesses." Zero witnesses interviewed before deciding impeachment was the end-game.

    Strzok refused to answer who he was referring to when he wrote an email about "the dossier" he had received from "Corn and Simpson."

    He also wouldn't say whether he had spoken to Nellie Ohr-- who worked for Fusion GPS.


    Strzok declared that even asking him about his bias "is just another victory notch in Putin's belt and another milestone in our enemies' campaign to tear American apart."

    I wonder if he used that line when his wife asked him where he was last night. "Your questioning my whereabouts last night," I imagine him thundering, "is exactly what Vladimir Putin wants, Traitor."

    Here's a half-hour of Democrats attempting to shut the hearings down with one objection and point of order and parliamentary inquiry and motion to MoveOn.org after another, if you can bear it.

    "What does Trump support SMELL like?"

    Here's a tart exchange in which the arrogant, smirking Peter Strzok, who does not like you questioning his authority, fedsplains that he was not fired from the Mueller probe for bias, but just the appearance of bias.

    A Democrat wanted to award Peter Strzok a Purple Heart for braving a barrage of... questions.

    Even Wolf Blitzer, who is stupid, and his stupid CNN mouth-breathers pronounced Strzok's texts "so damning" and did not seem reassured by Strzok's preposterous denials of bias.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:27 PM Comments

    Business Insider Writer Censored For Saying That a Female Actress Should Be Allowed to Play Another Woman (Herself Pretending to be a Man) Resigns In Protest

    —Ace of Spades

    Just because Scarlett Johanson's a woman does not mean she is permitted to play female characters.



    In more SJW news: The chairman of Papa John's pizza -- Papa John himself -- was forced to resign. He's still being beaten up for saying the NFL protests led to a downturn in his own business, which apparently is being treated as a RaceCrime in itself.

    He was on a conference call about how to avoid being destroyed by Social Justice Warriors and would up, get this, being destroyed by Social Justice Warriors.

    On the May call, Schnatter was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups online. He responded by downplaying the significance of his NFL statement. "Colonel Sanders called blacks n-----s," Schnatter said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash.


    Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died. He apparently intended for the remarks to convey his antipathy to racism, but multiple individuals on the call found them to be offensive, a source familiar with the matter said. After learning about the incident, Laundry Service owner Casey Wasserman moved to terminate the company's contract with Papa John's.

    In an emailed statement on Wednesday afternoon, Schnatter confirmed the allegations. "News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true," he said. "Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society."

    Even though he was not using the word from his own lips, but rather saying what Colonel Sanders had done (without pushback), a Social Justice Warrior got offended and leaked a recording of the conversation, and now he's out as chairman of his own company.

    Never, never hire a Social Justice Warrior. They are hate machines who will destroy any venture because they get off on that. They're never in the business of whatever business is stupid enough to pay them to "work;" they're only in the business of hyperpoliticization, sowing division, and destroying the work of others.

    Also, don't hire a PR firm which might contains SJWs to advise you how to avoid being destroyed by SJWs.

    And one more SJW outrage: Actor Henry Cavill said, in the wake of #MeToo, he's more circumspect around women and doesn't "woo and chase" them any longer, for fear of being called "a rapist."

    "It's very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place," Cavill said. ďBecause then itís like: 'Well, I donít want to go up and talk to her, because I'm going to be called a rapist or something.'"

    He further commented on how "the chase" is no longer allowed in dating.

    "Now? Now you really can't pursue someone further than, 'No'. It's like, 'OK, cool,'" he said. "But then thereís the, 'Oh whyíd you give up?' And itís like, 'Well, because I didn't want to go to jail?'"

    Which caused the SJWs to promptly call him pretty much a rapist.

    Which is exactly how you disprove the charge that you're just looking for a chance to call someone, anyone a rapist. Calling them a near-rapist for saying they don't want to be called a rapist.

    Oh, and in some good SJW News: Joy Reid has had a ratings plunge from "almost no ratings" to "even more almost no ratings" due to her old posts about her previous positions on homosexuality and illegal aliens. Also known as "Hillary Clinton's former official positions on homosexuality and illegal aliens circa 2010."

    Boy those #Hackers sure got her, huh?

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:22 PM Comments

    Pornographic Performer and Claimed Adulteress Stormy Daniels Arrested For Lewd Contact with Paying Patrons at Ohio Strip Club

    —Ace of Spades

    Hoo-er.

    The charges have now been dismissed, because the law against strippers touching paying customers (that is, kinda-sorta trading sexual contact for money) only applies to those who "regularly" appear at the venue, not those who parachute in for quick bump-and-rubs like Stormy.



    So she committed the lewd contacts for money, but she got off on a technicality.

    Well not a technicality, really; it's what the law says.

    But it seems like poor draftsmanship. Why would you make an exception for nude performers touching paying customers just because they only show up at your strip club occasionally?

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 04:53 PM Comments

    Two, Two, Two Cucks In One

    —Ace of Spades

    Nepot Jon Podhoretz (a lot of these guys are entitled trust-fund nepots, aren't they? Never hired-- only sired) was aghast that Louie Gohmert asked if, given Peter Strzok's serial dishonesty with his wife, he could be trusted in his testimony:




    However, just five minutes later, this waste of Huttspace was eager to smear Jim Jordan with a wrestling "coach" joke:



    It's interesting to note for which people (those on the leftwing side) their exquisite sense of Propriety and Decency kicks in and spurs them into righteous indignation and vigorous defense, compared to the deplorables for whom there's no such thing as a low blow.

    They're not #Principled -- they're just on the other side.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:59 PM Comments

    Ahoy From Bill Kristol, Captain of the Cruise of the Concerned

    —Ace of Spades

    Cap'n Bill is really fighting to "save" the GOP, but he might just have to sacrifice the House to do so:


    All hail the Deep State:



    Also, Cap'n Bill thinks that anyone bringing up the involvement of Hillary's private prosecutorial service Perkins Coie in the Jim Jordan investigation/smear must be a con man or something.




    How are the TruCons gaseous releases any different than those from their overt, admitted Democrat-partisan allies?

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:15 PM Comments

    Democrats Turn Strzok Hearing Into a Monkey Poo Fight

    —Ace of Spades

    If you're watching, you know it's hard to watch.

    It began with Peter Strzok reading a prepared statement in which he claimed he totally, completely wasn't biased at all, and certain reporters were moist at his honeyed words:

    Ken Dilanian, hinted by William Browder to be a primary cog in Fusion GPS' political spin operations, was effusive:


    The media was cheering almost as hard as their Democrat counterparts actually in Congress:



    When questioning began, it was immediately halted by an hour or more of endless Democrat objections and points of order that weren't points of order and interruptions to make non-germane motions, such as demanding that Steve Bannon be re-subpoenaed. The Democrats spent a lot of time trying to stop any questioning of the man they claim has nothing to hide:



    Once the antifa-style disruptions ended, Peter Strzok began contradicting himself.

    First he asserted again that he did not remember writing the "We'll stop it" text, then he offered up specific details about why he wrote it.

    His memory seems to toggle ON and OFF depending on his needs at any particular moment:



    He then contradicted himself some more:

    Then he claimed when he said he could "SMELL" the Trump support in a Wal*Mart he didn't really mean "smell." He also said he had nothing against the SMELLY Wal*Mart people. It was all just a friendly intercounty rivalry.



    And the county that Strzok found so hillbilly-SMELLY turns out to have voted for Hillary by big margins -- but apparently not big enough for the unbiased Strzok:


    He continues insisting he has no bias at all:



    All that said: Republican questioning is ineffectual and keeps pushing on irrelevancies and silly points, like Gowdy taking four minutes to parse Strzok's text that Hillary should win by 100 million to zero. Gowdy really drilled down into those numbers, for some reason.

    No one has asked yet about the IG's findings that Strzok's (and the rest of the gang's) answers as to why they didn't seek Anthony Weiner's laptop emails sooner were gibberish, nonsensical, and did not persuade the IG that there was not bias involved in the decision.

    My problem is that a lot of questions (especially duplicative questions about Trump voters "SMELLing") seem to be designed to convince the public that Strzok is a bad guy, rather than questions designed to commit him to a specific factual claim that can be proven or disproven and thereby expose him to legal jeopardy.



    Since then, however, Representative Ratcliffe had more interesting questions, causing Strzok to claim a fresh loss of memory:





    Meanwhile, the Cucks are cuckening:



    This Vox reporter sure liked David French's tweet (and Pastor AllahPundit's retweet of it).

    Though they all seem to think it's natural and right that Strzok should have a low opinion of "the people he's investigating," they don't seem to remember that Strzok was also investigating Hillary Clinton and her gang, and yet seemed to hold Hillary Clinton and her confederates in a high level of esteem.

    Gee I wonder why. And I wonder why they forgot that, despite also (supposedly) investigating Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok was very fond of her, and imagined she should win the election "100 million [votes] to zero."

    If they're claiming that a prosecutor is unavoidably disgusted by the person he's investigating, I'd like these TrueCons to explain how Strzok managed to so beautifully avoid it in Hillary Clinton's case.

    Or -- wait. Do they think the Hillary Clinton email thing is just a trumped-up Hobbit Conspiracy Theory as their liberal pals and newfound fans do?

    I guess "Owning the Cons" is the only important thing to them now.

    #ImWithHerForever.

    Because Strzok has refused to answer any question which he claims is about an ongoing investigation -- including simple stuff like "how many people did you interview before declaring Trump must be stopped?" -- despite having no legal basis to do so, Goodlatte says he'll be recalled to face a contempt charge.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 01:18 PM Comments

    Take This Bridge To The Content...

    —CBD

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    Our esteemed host may or may not arise at his usual hour, so in the meantime:

    When unions get higher wages for their members by restricting entry into an occupation, those higher wages are at the expense of other workers who find their opportunities reduced. When government pays its employees higher wages, those higher wages are at the expense of the taxpayer. But when workers get higher wages and better working conditions through the free market, when they get raises by firm competing with one another for the best workers, by workers competing with one another for the best jobs, those higher wages are at nobody's expense. They can only come from higher productivity, greater capital investment, more widely diffused skills. The whole pie is bigger - there's more for the worker, but there's also more for the employer, the investor, the consumer, and even the tax collector.

    That's the way the free market system distributes the fruits of economic progress among all people. That's the secret of the enormous improvements in the conditions of the working person over the past two centuries.


    -- Milton Friedman

    Posted by CBD at 12:30 PM Comments

    The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

    —CBD

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    The pinch-faced scolds of the Left are at it again. What an unlovely, miserable and angry world they live in! There can be no pleasure but approved pleasure, no fun, no laughter, no joy, and certainly nothing that smacks of "exclusionary behavior," which in the reality-based world means hanging out with your friends and doing stuff.

    Maybe that's the real difference between conservatives and these miserable pricks (aside from stupidity)...they just don't know how to appreciate the world. Well that, and they dress like assholes and smell like patchouli.

    Feminist scholar slams hot-wing-eating show for 'inequitable gender hierarchies'

    The professor of media studies apparently sees toxic masculinity at work in the popular YouTube show Hot Ones, whose host and celebrity guest each eat a plate of hot wings “dressed with hot sauces of increasing intensity.”

    Her research “examines how media representations of food, cooking, and dieting construct and negotiate masculinities in our current historical moment,” and Contois’s paper in Feminist Media Studies sees dark forces at work in the three-year-old web series produced by First We Feast:

    In all that time, only eleven women had been solo guests on the show, a stark underrepresentation that piqued my academic interest. … My analysis of Hot Ones informs feminist media studies, as it reveals how this YouTube show creates, maintains, and manipulates inequitable gender hierarchies through the interrelated performances of gender, food consumption, and celebrity.

    This "woman" looks for the clouds around every silver lining. It's a stupid YouTube show about exactly nothing. Its intent is to make people chuckle and make a few bucks for the guys producing it. There is no nefarious intent. In fact there isn't much at all going on except for people getting together for some goofs.

    Lighten up Emily. Go have a few beers and get laid. You might like it and you will certainly be more relaxed.

    Continue reading


    Posted by CBD at 11:05 AM Comments

    Mid-Morning Open Thread

    —CBD

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    Lord Ribblesdale
    John Singer Sargent

    Posted by CBD at 10:00 AM Comments

    The Morning Report 7/12/18

    —J.J. Sefton

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    Good morning kids. Lots of stuff to cover so let's get to it. While the Brett Kavanaugh nomination is obviously still at the top, the actual storylines surrounding it are as old as the stains on Hillary's Watergate-era 18 Hour Girdle. Once again, bereft of any legitimate concern or criticisms of Brett Kavanaugh, the Democrat-Left Media complex is once again resorting to smear tactics including the race and gender card, the sexism/misogyny card, the frat boy cruelty card and now... the credit card. Yes, gentle reader, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal-level judge who has a stellar record of jurisprudence is completely unfit for service as an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States because he once had credit card debt and paid it off. That big reveal by the way comes from the National Laughingstock, aka Washington Post. There's nothing more to add to this. The age of Trump, along with a so far free and vast internet and talk radio, means that the Media/Propagandists of old have lost complete control of shaping public opinion and so can only respond reflexively, as they have always done. Only this time, significantly more people are on to the game, whether they know it or not. PDT, whose attacks on the Media and other sacred cows have caused "the smart set" elite to recoil in horror, has destroyed their undeserved credibility, such as it was, and the illusion of a free and independent press. And right along with it, Leftwing politics and the illusion of Democrat Party fairness, equality, justice and looking out for the little guy has gone right down the shitter with it. I'll circle back to this later.

    Moving on to Spygate and the Mueller Witch Hunt, Peter Strzok is set to testify to Congress today, despite "Gun-Moll-Gummy Boo-Boo" Page's blowing off a Congressional subpoena yesterday. Given the arrogant disregard these two tits and their overlords have for the rule of law, I don't expect Strzok to plead the Fifth; I expect him to lie through his teeth safe in the knowledge that, effectively, he faces no real recriminations for doing so. Yesterday, Rep Lee Zeldin Tweeted out his revulsion at Page and his desire to see her cuffed and dragged in front of the committee if need be. In any case, I suppose like the exposure of the Media by PDT, even if the players involved face no real punishment, this entire thing is a lesson and wakeup call to a great many Americans, even some of us right here who never in their wildest nightmares could imagine law enforcement and intelligence operatives behaving in such brazen, clearly dangerous ways. A blessing in its own way, although rotting in prison would be eminently more satisfying, not to mention just. Aside from that, the smear campaign against crusader Jim Jordan seems to be falling apart; the main accuser, judging by the links, is turning out to be a real piece of work. In other words, typical Leftist.

    Moving along let's start with Amnesty/Immigration news. Bill DeBolshevik evidently crossed the border illegally whilst whoring for the media in Texas. Meanwhile New York City is overrun with derelicts, scumbags and vermin - mostly registered Democrats, the Columbia and NYU professoriate and attendees of Anna Wintour fundraisers, but I digress. Despite the insane calls to abolish ICE (and thereby America as founded - see the link), there is growing pushback; Rep Diane Black from Tennessee has introduced a zero tolerance bill against illegals and those who employ them, a petition drive has shockingly made it on the ballot in of all places Oregon to abolish that state's sanctuary status, Sally Yates, who is another one who should be in Leavenworth for the rest of her days, is a warped slag, and the new rules about asylum seekers could really help cut off the invasion.

    On to the political scene where even the Leftist pollsters can't seem to fake the numbers, which all point to a less than stellar performance for the Democrats in November. Nice to see, but still, polls are polls and meant to shape public opinion, not reflect it. Beat-Off O'Rourke flew out to LA again to fundraise for his Texas Senate campaign against Ted Cruz. Can you say "Wendy Davis?" Meh, another illustration of why we need to repeal the 17th Amendment. Nevada Dem Senate Candidate Jacky Rosen, who has been boasting about her acumen and record as a small business owner has a tiny problem - no one can find any record at all of her business. And wicked-smart Andrew Cuomo promises to sue if SCOTUS strikes down Roe v Wade. That sound you just heard is Chis Cuomo emitting a Nelson Muntz laugh. And in all seriousness, Rush yesterday made a prediction that ties much of this together. Given the nature of the courts and the bureaucracy, in that the courts make permanent the unconstitutional diktats of the Federal bureaucracy and other institutions (Planned Parenthood, ACLU, etc.), if they ever lose that, they lose virtually all their real political power. And that is because of not only the Constitution, which Katy Tur(d) claims is outdated, but the electoral process itself which cannot be relied upon to guarantee Leftists victory every 2-4 years. So Rush predicts that eventually, along with ICE and the Constitution, the Left will eventually call for an end to elections. Maybe Andrew Cuomo will push for having a vote on that.

    On the international scene, the President put NATO in its place, called out Merkwuridge Merkel for being a Russky stooge with a secret gas pipeline deal, Britain's Brexit debacle and political crisis and Michael Ledeen on Trump's opportunity to bring down the Mullahs.

    Closer to home, Fake Flake cries uncle on PDT's nominees, tax revenues are up thanks to the PDT's tax cut riding the Laffer Curve, Stockton, California is going to guarantee income for all, the TSA means "tits, scrotums of adolescents," and the Janus ruling might become the first huge blow to break up big education's Brainwashing Inc. Please G-d.

    In Red-Green Climate Scam news, the acting head of the EPA is even more determined to break up the agency than Scott Pruitt, CO2 plant food levels are down yet no cheering from the Red-Greenies, and the Chi-Coms aren't buying into the recycling scam.

    From hither and yon, U Kansas takes down the defaced Colors and NBA star Draymond Green gets a bite of a reality sammich for defying the Left and visiting the evil Jooz in Israel. Did they teach him the cloud-sucking trick?

    Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

    BRETT KAVANAUGH SCOTUS CONFIRMATION

  • Libs Attempt to Link Kavanaugh to Serial Sexual Harasser, Mock His "Frat Boy" Name
  • Hillary Alumni Deploy Surefire Tactic to Derail Kavanaugh: "Trump's Judges Are Overwhelmingly White Men"
  • WaPo Kill Shot: Kavanaugh Owed Credit Card Debt, Paid It Off
  • Gunning for Judge Kavanaugh

    IMMIGRATION, AMNESTY
  • Illegal Immigration Foes Move to Bypass Leftist Legislatures, Take Anti-Sanctuary Measures Directly to Voters
  • Bill DeBolshevik Illegally Crossed Border During Grandstanding Texas Political Stunt
  • Feds New Rules Could Stop Asylum Surge
  • Pressure Builds on Dems to Attack Immigration Enforcement
  • Sally Yates Calls Illegal Aliens Sending Teen Daughters to US to Marry Adult Men for Citizenship "An Act of Love" (I'd like to throw her in Leavenworth for 30 years as an act of love - jjs)
  • Rep Diane Black Introduces Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act in House
  • Abolish ICE, Abolish America

    SPYGATE, MUELLER WITCH HUNT, DEEP STATE
  • Peter Strzok Faces the Music Today (yeah, sure - jjs)
  • Grassley, Meadows Find More Evidence of FBI Political Bias as Strzok, Page Called to Testify
  • Before MFM/Rosenfeces Smear Campaign, Jim Jordan Accuser Sought "Settlement" for Ohio State Wrestlers
  • Jordan Accuser E-Mailed Picture of Husband's Murderer to His Widow Because of a Business Disagreement

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • Axios/Survey Monkey Poll: Red State Dems in Deep Trouble
  • Andrew Cuomo Makes It Official: He's Even Dumber Than His Brother
  • Nevada Has No Paperwork on Dem Senate Candidate Jacky Rosen's Claimed Business
  • Beto O'Rourke Flew to L.A. (Again) to Fundraise for His Texas Senate Campaign
  • "Progressives'" Disdain for Institutions is Starting to Haunt Them
  • Rush: Elections the Only Thing Standing in the Left's Way
  • #Walkaway's Threat to the Democrat Base

    FIRST AMENDMENT, FAKE NEWS
  • Katy Tur(d/DD) Questions Whether the Constitution Should Be Interpreted As Is
  • Everybody is Wrong About the Ali Watkins Scoops-for-Sex Scandal
  • Myanmar Press Freedom Case Against Reuters Reporters Moves to Trial

    FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL
  • PDT Breaks NATO: Leaders Pledge "Unwavering Commitment" to Boost Defense Spending
  • PDT Calls Germany "Captive of Russia" Over Multibillion-Dollar Gas Pipeline Deal
  • Britain's Political Crisis: Chaos In Our Time
  • Ledeen: Trump and the Iranian Revolution
  • Donald Trump: American Matador

    ISLAM, TERRORISM, SHARIA, DHIMMITUDE
  • Congress Renews Push to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization
  • How Islam Apologists Like John Esposito Dupe Americans About Sharia
  • Boycott Israel Founder Confirms BDS is About Ending the Jewish State

    THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Could Yield 5G Boom
  • Income Tax Revenues Up 9% This Year - Does This Mean the PDT Tax Cut is Paying for Itself (so to speak - jjs)

    DOMESTIC POLICY, COURTS, BUREAUCRACY
  • Fake Flake Stops Obstructing PDT Nominees, Paves Way for Crucial Circuit Court Confirmations
  • Court Rules TSA Screeners Immune from Sexual Assault Charges (thank you George W. Bush! - jjs)
  • Stockton, California to Offer Universal Basic Income (now, to fake an address in Stockton by offering a resident a kickback... - jjs)
  • More Fallout from the Janus Decision

    HEALTHCARE
  • PDT Cracks Down on Disability Skimming; New Rule Could Cost Unions Millions

    EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION
  • After Governor and Secretary of State Condemnation, U Kansas Takes Down Defaced American Flag
  • 6 Big Changes Coming to Public Schools and Politics Thanks to SCOTUS' Union Smash-Down

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, LYSENKOISM
  • Acting EPA Chief Promises to Continue Regulation-Slashing Mission
  • US CO2 Levels Drop Again - So Why Aren't Green Groups Rejoicing?
  • China Throws the Recycling Scam in the Trash
  • Post-Maria, Puerto Rico's Fossil Fuel Power Plants Fare Better Than Alternatives, Say Feds

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER and YON
  • Ronaldo's Taxing Exit
  • Praised by the Left for Skipping Trump Event, NBA's Draymond Green Trashed by the Left for Visiting Israel

    Posted by J.J. Sefton at 08:03 AM Comments
  • Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (7/11/18 ) Really Open Thread Edition

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    Democracy Dies in Doltishness: Washington Post Quotes Onion Parody Site "The Clickhole" In, Get This, Anti-Trump Article

    —Ace of Spades

    In an article about some British people trying to make Green Day's 2004 release "American Idiot" chart again to sync with Trump's trip, the Washington Post quoted from a Clickhole article "written by" Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, confessing the song had been about George Bush.



    If the clickbait retard writing this article wasn't a clickbait retard, she'd've realized that The Clickhole is a parody site and this article is obviously a parody. Everyone knew "American Idiot" was about George Bush, as you'd expect from a poppy fake punk band.

    Enough Time Has Passed To Reveal George W. Bush Was The ĎAmerican Idiotí (By Billie Joe Armstrong)

    Billie Joe Armstrong - Musician
    2/28/17 12:09pm

    When my band Green Day released our album American Idiot almost 13 years ago, we knew we were lobbing a grenade into the lap of the culture. With the fallout from 9/11 and the Iraq War revealing deep divisions in American society, our confrontational lyrics and attitude clearly touched a nerve, if our 15 million records sold are any indication. But now that enough time has passed to let the dust and controversy settle, I finally feel comfortable revealing that the "American Idiot" I sang about was none other than President George W. Bush.

    Donít believe me? Go take a listen to ďAmerican IdiotĒ with this new info in mind, and I think youíll find it all starts to finally click.

    I like to think that the song, and the album as a whole, takes on new meaning with that final piece in place. When I sang, "Information age of hysteria / It's calling out to idiot America," I wasnít just calling out America in general--I was calling out President Bush's America. The "alien nation, where everything isn't meant to be okay" wasnít just some frightening hypothetical: It was our own country! And when I sang, "'Sieg heil' to the president gas man" on "Holiday" later in the album, keen-eared listeners might rightly suspect that I was once again referring to George Bush. Not very kindly, I might add!

    As BEN ROTHLISBURGER might say, IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HE SAYS HE'S REVEALING A 13 YEAR OLD SECRET WHICH WAS NEVER A SECRET!!!

    Yeah, the "'Sieg Heil' to the president gas man" might have been a teeny tiny little clue that this was about Bush.

    But the Washington Post, being written by a bunch of young idiots and edited by a bunch of middle age idiots, thought this was real, and cited it for yet another clickbait #Resist article.


    Posted by Ace of Spades at 08:30 PM Comments



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