June 18, 2018

No Means 0: Sex Robots Will Be Programmed to Refuse Sex If They're Not in the Mood Or Detect They Are Being Touched "Aggressively"

—Ace of Spades

More human than human.



So:

We still do not have any kind of feasible flying car even on the horizon, and yet our sex robots will routinely turn us down for sex.

It turns out the term "dystopian future" is and always has been a redundancy.

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"Journalism"

—Ace of Spades

NBC:



Old: This is an apple.

New: This is an apple.

THIS IS AN APPLE.

THIS IS AN APPLE!!!

CBS:




Funny that they didn't push this story under Obama, but now it's the Only Story That Matters, huh?

Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:46 PM Comments



Study: Liberal States NY, Connecticut, California Have Highest Level of Psychopathy; Washington DC, When Included as a "State," Has "Far Higher" Level of Psychopathy Than Any State

—Ace of Spades

I'm sure no one's shocked by this, but I didn't really think about it before.

Except for DC. I did consider that to be a psychopath's resort. Because: Of course it is. It's hard to miss.

Oddly, Wyoming ties NY state for third on the list.

Wyoming -- what up?

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Jen Rubin: Let's Speed the Replacement of Grungy Old US Citizens With Factory-Fresh Latin Imports

—Ace of Spades



From the Department of Having The Hugest Balls, Planned Parenthood is actually claiming to be against separating children, which I had thought was rather their primary stock in trade:



Katie Pavlich has a sensible question:



Streiff's piece at Red State is also pretty inarguable: those arguing against keeping kids in holding areas while their parents are in jail awaiting trial are against keeping their parents in jail awaiting trial and are, therefore, simply in favor of catch and release and therefore uncontrolled open borders, though they will of course not say so.

They'll simply object to every single part of border enforcement while claiming they want some conveniently-unspecified method enforcing the border while also not subjecting any actual people to enforcement.

Speaking of that: Ben "Sassy" Sasse claims he wants to enforce the border while saying he also wants to abandon the "wicked" policy of separating children from their (alleged) parents while their parents await trial for violating US law. He of course cannot offer any specific method of resolution his two claimed priorities. He just thinks someone smart should think of one.

Say, isn't this asshole always posing as a smart guy? If he can't think of a way to enforce the border while not visiting any enforcement on any actual people, who is the Smart Person he thinks can think of such a method, and why doesn't he invite that Smart Person to move to his state and run for Senator in his place?

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Ted Cruz Defeats TV Clown and Pretend Tough Guy Jimmy Kimmel In a Charity Basketball One-on-One

—Ace of Spades

I thought Jimmy Kimmel would win -- well, I would have thought he would win, because he fancies himself a tough guy, until Ted Cruz challenged him, and then Kimmel only grudgingly, timidly accepted the challenge.

Then I figured: Well, if Ted Cruz is challenging him, and I know Ted Cruz to not be an idiot, then I figure Ted Cruz must be better at basketball than I would have guessed.

And Jimmy Kimmel suddenly softening his trash talk indicated that Kimmel knew something about his own athletic abilities as well.

So Ted Cruz is a little butcher than I had thought.

Look at this sissy trying to make his excuses for his loss, and score a rhetorical "win," while still losing:



He sounds scared, like a little pussycat hearing thunder for the first time.

Prior to the game the late night host conceded that he doesn't 'have any moves' and was mostly banking on his defense skills.

'I think this could bring an end to the sport of basketball as we know it. I'm not a basketball player and yet I know deep in my heart I know that I must be able to beat Ted Cruz,' Kimmel said to ABC.

Sad!

Well... Apparently the game was played badly by both sides, or at least that's the way a leftwing paper writes it up to spread ignominy around to both sides.

Still, the game took two hours and they changed the endpoint from first to 15 to first to 11 due to the long length of it.

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SPLC Settles Defamation Lawsuit for $3.3 Million

—Ace of Spades

Some cash-money consequences for the defamation factory SPLC.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has made an apology and agreed to a $3.3 million settlement in a lawsuit over its "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists." When the Field Guide was published in 2016 it included the name of Maajid Nawaz, a British Muslim who runs the Quilliam Foundation.

...

The SPLC posted a video apology on its own site.... The apology says in part, "Since we published the Field Guide, we have taken the time to do more research…" Yes, lawsuits have a funny way of making people do more research.

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British Journal of Psychology: You're All Officially Racist, No Matter What You Do

—Ace of Spades



Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:32 PM Comments

Senate Judiciary Committee Questioning of FBI Director Wray and Inspector General Horowitz Begining

—Ace of Spades

I'll put up notes if anything comes up. It's on CSPAN. Livestream here.

Thanks to Oregon Muse for putting up that thread.



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Open Thread

—OregonMuse

...until Ace shows up and stomps it.

The previous thread was starting to get that not-so-fresh smell.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Did you know that babbling clown Paul Ehrlich is still running his fool mouth? You'd think he's learned his lesson by now, but no, even though virtually everything he wrote back in 1968 in his hysterical, omg-my-hair-is-on-fire book 'The Population Bomb' has turned out to be wrong, that hasn't stopped him. He says, get this, 'many details and timings of events were wrong...but...the book was correct overall.' In other words it was fake, but accurate. He's like one of those TV preachers who predict that the world is ending Real Soon Now so send in your money. Also, if he honestly believes that the world is overcrowded, then what is he still doing here? It's like he's saying 'this lifeboat is way to crowded, so everybody needs to get off, but not me.' Considering that European and American birth-rates have been mostly flat for decades, what he's really saying is that there are too many brown people in the world, and there needs to be fewer of them. Somebody is going to eventually notice that all of this is kind of, you know, racist, and that's when we'll start seeing some wild and crazy blue-on-blue action."



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Father's Day Repost: In The End, It's Their Quirks That We Love [Warden]

—Open Blogger

When I wrote this back in October, a commenter suggested that it might serve as a good fathers day tribute to dads generally.

I agree. This post is about my dad, but it describes how many people feel about their love for their fathers.

The post is below the fold. Happy (belated) Father's Day.

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Blind Girl
John Everett Millais

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The Morning Report 6/18/18

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. We're loaded for bear as we start a new week so let's get right to it. Before heading into the IG Report/FBI criminality, the other major story is Amnesty and Immigration. With midterm election campaign season about to ramp up, the RINOs, DIABLOs, CoC whores and assorted other open borders traitors in the Republican party are sensing that (gasp!) the party might actually not only retain both houses of Congress but win big and, most importantly, with more Trump supporters than ever before. That said, this is their last chance led by king RINO Paul Ryno to ram home some sort of Amnesty bill before they and their ilk are sent packing. This is on the heels of that insane discharge petition being falling just two votes short passage in the House. Initially, the President stated that this new bill was essentially DOA but then citing confusion as to the nature of the new bill (allegedly, he thought it was the discharge petition), the White House issued a statement that the President does in fact support the new legislation. Consider who and what the RINOs are and what they want, I cannot see this as in any way, shape or form advancing or supporting PDT's pillars of the border wall, border security, a cut to immigration and a return to the rule of law and same immigration policy. Unless this is once again Trump being Trump and nixing this at the last minute, there will be a vote on this in the House tomorrow. On a tactical level, the question marks are the House Dems who would rather gargle with glass shards than support anything the President supports (even if it advances their own cause) as well as Mitch McCocBrother and the Cucks in the Senate.

And speaking of the insane Left, the meme du jour is that PDT is cruelly separating parents from their children at the border. First, it was Obama and company who knowingly promoted foreign governments to have people put their children on trains, in the company of strangers at best and rapists and human traffickers at worst, in order for them to flood our country and create a situation where we had to do something to reunite them with their parents. Second, I saw some photos and descriptions of these "cages" where the kids were kept and they're the lap of luxury compared to the homeless shelters in Democrat shit-hole cities. Third, American children by the thousands are separated from their parents every year mostly due to the latter being incarcerated. So spare me the propaganda.

But of course, the invective and hatred doth flow. The two most vile examples come from the open sewer known as Kathy Griffien, who vomited up a Samantha Pee-like vulgarity at the First Lady, and worse, bald-headed Deep State stooge Michael Hayden who actually compared the President's enforcement of our already-existing laws as akin to the Nazi death camps. Really, General Hayden? In what way? It's difficult to not let one's BP go through the roof after hearing these detestable louts but on the plus side, it is in indicative of the fact that they are as always bereft of facts and logic, have now lost the ability to influence a majority of the public and can only do the Replicant Pris shot-by-Deckard boogaloo. All that said, frankly, this entire thing is a massive shit sandwich, Mr. President. I will assume you know this and will pull the rug out from under the RINOs at the appropriate time. Because if you fall for this, well, you know the score.

Moving on to the other huge story, we have now had the weekend to digest the IG Report on the FBI's investigation (or lack thereof) of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. What has come in to sharp focus here is the fact that the FBI is a thoroughly corrupt, political hit squad that uses the power of the law to protect its friends and to crush any and all opposition to its objective of keeping its Deep State masters in power in perpetuity. Along with the Obama and Clinton led national security effort to sabotage PDT's election campaign with the phony "dossier" and Russian collusion, the FBI's task was to clear Hillary of any wrongdoing in her massively criminal use and abuse of e-mail, including in the trading of government secrets to foreign powers in exchange for money. Unfortunately for her and the Deep State, and fortunately for us, the combination of Hillary's non-existent appeal to the voters, the candidacy of Donald Trump itself and the arrogance of the FBI and others in assuming Mrs. Rapist would be the 45th President of the United States led James Comey to do that press conference that was supposed to exonerate her by laying out the charges so, once elected, there'd be no taint on her administration (phrasing JJ!). How'd that work out?

Now, all these months later, the release of the report and current FBI capo Christopher Wray's excusing it away almost mirrors Comey and his press conference. Everything in that report, whitewashed as it may have been is a damning indictment of that agency, and yet Wray comes out and assures us that it in no way is reflective on its credibility and impartiality. So much so that he's going to have all employees undergo bias training. Say, what? Burn, scatter and salt, as the saying goes.

On the political front, Joe's Man-Chin is in hot water over misuse of campaign funds, ditto for the GOP frontrunner in the Georgia gubernatorial race and Pennsylvania's GOP is moving ahead with plans to deal with the horrible gerrymandering via the court and the great Salena Zito is taking the pulse of blue collar Ohio and it's registering Sherrod "coffee cake" Brown. Huh.

On the international scene, the big news is the election of a conservative to the presidency of Colombia. Touted as a potential Trump ally, this is crucial considering the house fire consuming neighboring Venezuela and the other bad actors in Central and South America since the coming of Obama. The other big story, reflective of our own battle with foreign invaders, is the situation in Germany where Angela "strangelove" Merkel might finally be on the ropes politically thanks to the hordes of Muslim "refugees" (90% male, between the ages of 15 and 49) that have been intentionally imported en masse over the past several years.

On the economic and policy fronts, an opioid bill is almost ready to be unveiled in the House, how Dodd-Fagg destroyed small business, PDT targeting Chi-Com thievery of our high tech, Grand Rapids rebounding and IBD on sound and bad economic policy.

In edjumakashin, U Mizzou has clicked itself into a world of hurt, NBC is talking "re-segretion" vis a vis charter schools and more on on-campus anti-white agitprop. From hither and yon, RFK Jr. sent a secret note to Erik" Whip-it-Good" Schneiderman asking him to crush Exxon-Mobil in NY State, a Trump supporter unfurled a PDT 2020 banner at a DeNiro-backed musical, the SPLC is a subversive anti-American front group and lastly an interesting piece from American Spectator about the effects of Air BnB on neighborhoods.

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

CLINTON SCANDALS, OBAMA SCANDALS, DEMOCRAT SCANDALS, IG REPORT

  • IG: McCabe Used Strzok's Mistress to Bypass Chain of Command to Monitor Clinton Probe
  • Strzok Pivoted Quickly Away from Clinton E-Mail Case to "Stop" Trump from Being Elected
  • FBI Agent Who Questioned Clinton in E-Mail Probe Called Her "the President" - 4 Months Before Election
  • Clinton Donor, Obama Ambassador, Indicted in Alleged Massive Fraud Scheme
  • Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You
  • Remember: Comey's FBI Was Protecting the Legitimacy of the Presumed Hillary Presidency
  • Loyalty to Self
  • Levin: There Was Collusion in 2016 - Between the FBI and the Media

    SPYGATE, MUELLER WITCH HUNT, DEEP STATE
  • "Emoluments" Lawsuit Against PDT Linked to Top Leftist Operative David Brock
  • York: What Do Republicans Suspect Really Happened in the FBI Trump-Russia Investigation

    AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION
  • PDT Invited to Capitol to Clear Up Confusion on Carefully Crafted Immigration Compromise Amnesty Sell-Out
  • Homeland Security Official Blasts False Reporting on Child Separations
  • 12 Illegal Aliens Ejected, 5 Killed, in Crash After High Speed Chase with Authorities
  • Mexican Illegal Alien Charged with Killing 14-Year-Old Riding His Bike in Hit and Run
  • Greenfield: Illegal Aliens Are a Domestic Violence Problem
  • Flashback: Obama HHS Placed Migrant Children Into Hands of Human Traffickers
  • Democrat Lawmaker: Obama Administration Kept Child Migrant Crisis "Very Quiet"
  • Hubbel's Bastard Uses Fathers Day to Advocate for Open Borders, Blast PDT
  • Every Year, Thousands of American Children Are Separated from Parents Put in Prison
  • Deep State Hack Hayden Gets Lambasted for Comparing PDT Immigration Policy to Nazi Death Camps

    SECOND AMENDMENT
  • Illinois Judge Block's Village's Ban on Semiautomatic Rifles, Magazines
  • Gun Lies, Myths, Half-Truths and Conspiracy Theories
  • The Real Resistance: Lessons for America from Gun Control in Nazi Occupied France

    FIRST AMENDMENT, MEDIA, FAKE NEWS
  • How to Talk to a Leftist Friend About Tommy Robinson

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • Joe's Man-Chin Used Taxpayer Funds for Travel from L.A. Fundraiser
  • Zito: Populist (?) Sherrod Brown Could Be the Perfect Democrat for Trump Country
  • Pennsylvania GOP Moves to Remake State Supreme Court After Gerrymandering Ruling
  • Georgia's GOP Frontrunner in Governor's Race In Hot Water Over Corruption Allegations

    FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL
  • Ivan Duque Wins Colombia Presidential Election; Conservative Seen as Rare Potential PDT Ally in Region
  • End of Merkwurdige-Merkel? Germany's Coalition Government on Verge of Collapse
  • Related: The Revolt Comes to Germany
  • China's Next War
  • What Is a Liberal Democracy?

    ISLAM, TERRORISM, SHARIA, DHIMMITUDE
  • The UN's Collusion with Terrorists

    THE ECONOMY, STUPID
  • Trump is Saving US Jobs by Targeting China's High-Tech Thefts
  • The Economy is Not an Engine - So Stop Describing it Like One
  • Manufacturing a Comeback

    DOMESTIC POLICY, COURTS, BUREAUCRACY
  • After Three Decades, Couple Finally Prevails Over Union
  • House Expects to Finish Work on Opioid Bills with Eye Towards Senate
  • Fed Up in Seattle
  • How Dodd-Frank Stole the Recovery by Killing Small Business Growth
  • Masterpiece Cake Shop Case Proves America's State Religion is Leftism

    EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION
  • NBC Hashes "Resegregation" in "Disproportionately White" Charter Schools
  • Something's Not Clicking at Mizzou: School Continues to Bleed Students and Money After 2015 Protests
  • "White Mythologies" on a Campus Near You

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, LYSENKOISM
  • Dumb Energy
  • RFK Jr. Sent Secret Memo to Eric "Brown Sugar" Schneiderman Asking to Ban Exxon-Mobil from NY State

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER and YON
  • SPLC Exposes Epidemic of Nonexistent White-on-Black Violence
  • Trump Supporter Disrupts DeNiro's Musical with "Keep America Great" Flag
  • The Anti-Profiling Movement is Killing Black Pedestrians
  • A Gig Destroying Neighborhoods?

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  • Sunday Overnight Open Thread (6/17/18 ) Father's Day Edition

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    (Happy Father's Day)


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    The Quotes of The Day

    Quote I

    History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen. Enoch Powell

    Quote II

    One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. Jim DeMint


    Moar quotes about fatherhood.


    Ahhh fatherhood..............

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    An expensive Father's Day or Ooops!!!!

    Parenthood is filled with all kinds of expenses—both expected and unexpected. As it turns out, children need food and clothes and all kinds of stuff. And sometimes, if you’re especially unlucky, they break expensive artwork and you’re left holding the bill.

    That’s precisely what happened to a couple from Kansas, whose 5-year-old son broke a sculpture—titled “Aphrodite Di Kansas City,” made of glass and pieces of mirror—by “hugging” it. Now his parents are being asked to pay the estimated $132,000 that the piece is worth. The family was attending a wedding at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park when the boy—who was unattended at the moment—wrapped his arms around the piece and caused it to fall to the ground, breaking it.


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    Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:56 PM Comments

    Weekend Gun Thread

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    Food Thread: The Sins Of The Flesh Are Just Delightful!

    —CBD

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    I am a thigh man. Breasts are the tabula rasa of the chicken world, and while I love a nice plump one, they are better when stuffed with interesting things like cheese and ham. But thighs can stand on their own (SWIDT?). In addition to having more myoglobin and fat, they have that wonderful bone with the connective tissue that seems to melt into lusciousness with careful cooking.

    They also stand up to an awful lot of heat, so it is difficult to overcook them. And if you bone them, they have a lot of surface area, so whatever marinade or rub you feel like using will quickly add tons of flavor.

    My current method is a cilantro-based marinade for a day, then a slow roast on indirect heat on the grill, then a quick sear to make them nice and brown and crispy. I burn my tongue eating the first one off the grill.

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    Words Have Meanings

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

    Driving home on Friday from a conference I saw my very first Mad Dog Pac sign along a busy 4-lane state highway located in rural WI.


    The NRA Is A Terrorist Organization

    I caught the sponsor was Mad Dog Pac. I didn't catch which advertising company's billboard it was on.

    Quite frankly, I wish the NRA would sue both Mad Pac and the owner and lessor of the billboard.

    Per Federal Statutes domestic terrorism is described as:

    (5)  the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that--

    (A)  involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

    (B)  appear to be intended--

    (i)  to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

    (ii)  to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;  or

    (iii)  to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping;  and

    (C)  occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    I am not a terrorist.
    I have never killed or maimed anyone with gun.

    My money, yes my money, freely given to the NRA to advance my "freedom of speech" is not coercion .


    It appears to me that an organization that I belong to has been libeled. I've been defamed as a terrorist, without charge, without trial, without conviction. It appears to be a prima facie case and the NRA should sue the bejeebers out of madpac.com and billboard companies who lease out the space.

    Maybe we should let the pac and billboard lessors know how we feel.

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    Sunday Morning Book Thread 06-17-2018

    —OregonMuse

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    Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Oh, and we've got a new category of readers, escaped oafs and oafettes. 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 yet another example of pants that don't look good even on an attractive woman.


    Pic Note

    Fritzworth says;

    ...these are in my home office (I work from home) – technical (mostly information technology/computer science), math, science, languages, books on writing, etc.

    It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

    To BLUTHER is to smear or blot ink while writing.

    Usage: MSNBC is filled with bluthering idiots.

    Duncanthrax tips me that the word for the irrational fear of palindromes is aibohohibia.

    Of course, it was deliberately constructed to itself be a palindrome.

    I think he's having me on.

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    Posted by OregonMuse at 09:00 AM Comments

    EMT 06/17/18

    —krakatoa

    Wait... yesterday wasn't Wednesday??!

    I need a new calendar. Or less alcohol. Or a job. Or at least more effs to give.

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    Saturday Overnight Open Thread (6/16/18)

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    *****


    Saturday Night Joke

    A GUY GOES INTO A BAR IN NEW YORK WHERE ALL THE BARTENDERS ARE ROBOTS:

    THE GUY SITS DOWN AT THE BAR AND THE ROBOT ASKS: "WHAT WILL YOU HAVE?
    THE GUY REPLIES, "WHISKEY."
    THE ROBOT BRINGS BACK HIS DRINK AND ASKS, "WHAT'S YOUR IQ?"
    THE GUY SAYS, "168"
    The robot talks about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

    AFTER THE GUY LEAVES, HE PAUSES AT THE STREET CORNER AND THINKS ABOUT WHAT HE JUST ENCOUNTERED,

    AND THE MORE HE THINKS ABOUT IT THE MORE CURIOUS HE GETS, SO HE DECIDES TO GO BACK.


    THE ROBOT ASKS, "WHAT'S YOUR DRINK?"
    THE GUY ANSWERS, "WHISKEY."
    THE ROBOT RETURNS WITH HIS DRINK AND ASKS, "WHAT'S YOUR IQ?"
    THIS TIME THE MAN REPLIES, "100."
    THE ROBOT TALKS ABOUT NASCAR, BUDWEISER, LSU AND ALL-STAR WRESTLING.

    THE MAN FINISHES HIS DRINK, LEAVES, BUT IS SO INTERESTED IN THIS "EXPERIMENT" THAT HE DECIDES HE'LL TRY AGAIN.

    HE ENTERS THE BAR AND, AS USUAL, THE ROBOT ASKS HIM WHAT HE WANTS TO DRINK.
    THE MAN REPLIES, "WHISKEY."
    THE ROBOT BRINGS THE DRINK AND ASKS, "WHAT'S YOUR IQ?"
    THIS TIME THE MAN ANSWERS, "50."
    THE ROBOT LEANS IN REAL CLOSE AND SLOWLY ASKS,
    "SO, ARE YOU PEOPLE STILL UNHAPPY THAT HILLARY LOST?"



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    Saturday Evening Movie Thread 06-16-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

    —OregonMuse

    Airplane!

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    Let's go silly this week, because I'm incapable of serious thought right now.

    I've brought up Airplane! before, and just like it's sequel, I'm going to be doing the same thing but only slightly different this time. It's precedent, which makes it okay.

    I re-watched both movies a few weeks ago pretty much just cause (is there really any other reason?), and it was a wonderful experience. I hadn't seen the first one in a while, and I had never actually seen the second one unedited (only on television). They're not the greatest movies ever, but they are a good time at the movies.

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    Chess Thread 06-16-2018

    —OregonMuse

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    WGM Soumya Swaminathan


    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. 4139)

    Hint: the Bishop on the long diagonal is key


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    Ace of Spades Pet Thread

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    (A Pet Thread Favorite)

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    Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Let the pets do what they want to do. You take a break and escape to the world of pets.

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    Saturday Gardening Thread: Farewell to Spring [KT]

    —Open Blogger

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    Hello, Horde! Hope you have a great Father's Day Weekend and get to spend some time outside. In honor of The Patriarchy, we have some history and science in today's thread. And some other interesting information, too.

    The beautiful photo above comes from aRomaTomato, who doesn't have a standard nic. "I live in the people's republic of California, south of Cali-Girl."

    A Farewell-to-Spring (Godetia is a terrible name for a nice plant).

    That little comment sent me off on a journey of discovery. I had a little difficulty finding out where that terrible name came from. I mean, "Godetia" would not spring to mind if I were getting ready to name a child or a pet.

    The British don't seem to be put off by it, though. Three British warships were named "HMS Godetia". The first was an Arabis-class sloop. It was used to protect fishing vessels. Its medallion is in a museum. The second was a Corvette of the Flower Class, launched and sunk in 1940. Flower Class Corvettes were used as anti-submarine convoy escorts.

    The third was also a Corvette of the Flower Class, manned by a Belgian crew until the liberation of Belgium in WWII, when she was returned to the Royal Navy. The Belgian Navy launched a ship named "Godetia" in 1965, in remembrance of the HMS Godetia on which they served during WWII.

    This is the third HMS Godetia:

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    Thread before the Gardening Thread: Brave People [KT]

    —Open Blogger

    Serving your mid-day open thread needs

    Today, in considering Father's Day Weekend, I have been impressed by a couple of items I've run across concerning some brave people. One is a long-time advocate of fatherhood. I think fatherhood takes some kinds of bravery today that it might not have taken in the past. Fatherhood certainly is not celebrated in the same ways it once was.

    Heather MacDonald bravely faces hostile crowds on college campuses, and sometimes loses her platform. But where did this determination to stand up to the Left come from? The Barrister at Maggie's Farm picks up a quote from a recent interview:

    I think one major impetus for my change was the fact that, despite being in default liberal environments all of my life, I nevertheless always adored the works of the Western literary tradition. And when I saw the 1980s' multiculturalism taking over university campuses, and ignorant students who had never read the works of the Western canon feeling empowered to reject those works on the basis of the gonads and melanin of their authors, that to me was appalling.

    Ironically, people I don't think understand this distinction, in the 1970s, which was the height of this very abstruse literary theory known as deconstruction, that you mentioned, and that I was an uncritical acolyte of. However odd the theories of language were, holding that meaning is impossible, that the human self is just a fiction, a trope of language, we read the canon without ever once thinking to say, if I'm a female, "Oh, gee, I can't read Milton because he's a dead white male." It never came up. So, I fortunately had a strong grounding in greatness, in beauty, in eloquence, in sublimity. And when that came under attack, that started to turn me away from the broader trends that were going on in academia.

    The March Through the Institutions was slow. Didn't catch everybody. I want to think of ways to re-introduce young people to some of the beauty she describes above. Any ideas?

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    Posted by Open Blogger at 11:30 AM Comments

    Weird News Dump

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

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    (A little to cheerful for me this morning.)

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    Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:34 AM Comments

    Emergency EMT

    —Misanthropic Humanitarian

    Damn, grumble, grumble, Damn Dogs.............

    Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 06:57 AM Comments

    The ONT Was Here

    —WeirdDave

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    Posted by WeirdDave at 09:44 PM Comments

    Round-Up Thread

    —Ace of Spades

    Nunes: Withholding the "We'll stop him" text from me is obstruction of a Congressional inquiry.

    House Intel Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was flabbergasted to find that the Strzok-Page text messages released with the IG report were redacted. He called it a "classic case of obstruction" from Congress. On the Thursday edition of FOX News' Ingraham Angle, Nunes promised the committee is "going to get all of the documents" and the question will become, "Who is going to get busted? Who's going to jail?"

    "Why did I find out about that, today, at noon?" Nunes asked. "How could that have possibly have been redacted?"

    "I mean, this is a classic case of obstruction, but then, the question is, who’s going to go investigate these guys?" he added.

    Video at the link.

    Lindsey Graham Uncucks for Like Two Seconds.



    Everyone's Trans Now! Like Every Other Day!

    Judge Revokes Paul Manafort's Release on Bail, Sends Him to Jail for Alleged Witness Tampering.

    White House: Actually, Trump Will Sign the Moderate, Three-Times-the-Size of Obama's DACA "Compromise."



    Cucktacular.

    Say -- Trump says a lot of bullshit he doesn't mean, doesn't he?

    On the bright side, a drone strike killed at least one Taliban commander and might have bagged five.

    One more thing: Lee Smith has a new column out today on tying Hillary's emails to the Russian collusion probe. I think the gist is that the probe was manufactured in order to give Hillary a talking point against Trump when Trump would inevitably bring up her illegal, compromised-by-foreign-actors server.

    I haven't read it yet, but will remedy that shortly.

    It's his first column for American Greatness.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:56 PM Comments

    Mollie Hemingway: 11 Takeaways from the IG Report

    —Ace of Spades

    BTW: Mollie Hemingway is up on Special Report very soon.

    Hemingway's top 11 takeaways from the report. Here are three points:

    6. FBI Almost Got Away With Ignoring Clinton Emails On Weiner Laptop

    In September 2016, when an investigator in the Southern District of New York found hundreds of thousands of Clinton emails and Blackberry messages on a laptop being searched in relation to an investigation of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, he immediately alerted his supervisors. They alerted the FBI, who sat on the information for weeks, only acting after the New York office complained repeatedly.

    By October 3, the case agent assigned to the Weiner investigation expressed concern that the FBI appeared to be sitting on what he’d told them. Later he told the IG:

    The crickets I was hearing was really making me uncomfortable because something was going to come crashing dowm... And my understanding, which is uninformed because... I didn't work the Hillary Clinton matter. My understanding at the time was I am telling you people I have private Hillary Clinton emails, number one, and BlackBerry messages, number two. I'm telling you that we have potentially 10 times the volume that Director Comey said we had on the record. Why isn't anybody here?

    Like, if I'm the supervisor of any CI squad in Seattle and I hear about this, I'm getting on with headquarters and saying, hey, some agent working child porn here may have [Hillary Clinton] emails. Get your -ss on the phone, call [the case agent], and get a copy of that drive, because that's how you should be. And that nobody reached out to me within, like, that night, I still to this day I don't understand what the hell went wrong.

    And I told her, I'm a little scared here. I don’t know what to do because I'm not political. Like I don't care who wins this election, but this is going to make us look really, really horrible. And it could ruin this case, too. And...I said the thing that also bothers me is that Comey's testimony is inaccurate. And as a big admirer of the guy, and I think he's a straight shooter, I wanted to, I felt like he needed to know, like, we got this. And I didn't know if he did.


    Although all the relevant information was given to the FBI by September 29, they came back to the agent weeks later to ask questions he'd repeatedly answered. But the FBI agents claimed that the information they learned in late October was new to them. The IG says this is not true: "By no later than September 29, the FBI had learned virtually every fact that was cited by the FBI in late October as justification for obtaining the search warrant for the Weiner laptop."

    The FBI claimed that they didn’t take action on the laptop because "1. The FBI Midyear team was waiting for additional information about the contents of the laptop from NYO, which was not provided until late October. 2. The FBI Midyear team could not review the emails without additional legal authority, such as consent or a new search warrant. 3. The FBI Midyear team and senior FBI officials did not believe that the information on the laptop was likely to be significant. 4. Key members of the FBI Midyear team had been reassigned to the investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election, which was a higher priority."

    The IG said these excuses were hogwash, saying that the first was "unpersuasive," the second "illogical," the third "inconsistent" and "insufficient," and the fourth "unpersuasive and concerning." The overarching feeling of the report is that the FBI leaders who handled both the Clinton and Trump probes worked very hard to pretend the Weiner incident didn't happen, only being forced by the New York office's insistence that protocol be followed.

    7. Breathtaking Bias

    Some FBI defenders latched onto the IG’s claim that he "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specificinvestigative decisions we reviewed." All that means is that none
    of the politically biased texts specifically said political bias was leading them to make certain decisions. Of course, that would be a weird thing to find in any case.

    What the investigators found, however, was breathtaking anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias from five of the key employees handling the Clinton email probe. No evidence was found of pro-Trump bias. And this evidence of profound bias is only for those who were foolish enough to record their extreme views. The IG also apparently had no texts from Justice Department officials, perhaps because Justice didn't preserve them.

    [A lot of texts omitted -- see the article for the, well, full article -- ace.]

    In the preparation to interview Clinton as part of the criminal probe, Page tells a handful of her colleagues to take it easy on Clinton. "One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear."

    After each text exchange, the IG report includes defenses from the agents, some even harder to believe than the previous:

    August 8, 2016: In a text message on August 8, 2016, Page stated, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Strzok responded, 'No. No he's not. We’ll stop it.' When asked about this text message, Strzok stated that he did not specifically recall sending it, but that he believed that it was intended to reassure Page that Trump would not be elected, not to suggest that he would do something to impact the investigation.

    Sure, hoss.

    All five of the FBI employees were referred back to the FBI for disciplinary action.

    Hemingway wrote this in a tweet:



    This is a maddening aspect of this: You have people in documentary evidence, something inarguable, stuff they wrote which was then recorded in perfect form forever, expressing their insane bias, and then, when asked what they meant by things like "We'll stop him," they say "Oh, by 'We'll stop him,' I only meant that I would adhere to my FBI oath and follow every FBI policy to the letter."

    Really? That's what you meant?

    Over and over again, these people claim they don't remember having written these things and then claim that they must have meant [insert advice from lawyer on how to lie without getting hit with a perjury charge here].

    Oh, is that what you meant to say? Because you picked some very strange words to say what you claim you meant to say.

    John Sexton at Hot Air has further examples of this tendency of lawyered-up FBI agents claiming, "Oh, when I said 'I'm... With... Her,' I only meant I was with Lady Justice with her blindfold on to shield her eyes from any political bias."

    Now, absent a smoking gun admission of lying, it's hard to prosecute people for lying. It's hard to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

    But the fact that the media (including liberal "Republicans" like Jonathan Last) are claiming "Oh, see, they said 'We'll stop him' just meant 'We'll stop Putin's aggressions' and so that takes care of that!" is... well, it's not unexpected at this point, is it?

    Back to Hemingway's article:

    8. Clinton Got Breaks, But Some Backfired

    While Comey harmed Clinton with how he handled his public announcements about her case, the IG report paints an investigation that was overall quite favorable toward her and her associates. During the Robert Mueller investigation, the federal government has played hardball with Trump associates, ringing them up on false statement charges, raiding their offices, arresting them without warning, and encroaching on attorney-client relationships. For Clinton, a much different approach was taken.

    To take just one example, look at the case of Paul Combetta, an employee who handled the migration of Clinton’s email accounts across servers then later deleted the emails. Clinton probe members were sure he was lying about the deletion of the emails in violation of a congressional preservation order. In repeated interviews, he claimed he didn't delete her emails.

    The agents had an email where he talked about the "Hilary coverup operation." They decided that wasn’t a big deal. One agent said he believed Combetta should have been charged with "false statements for lying multiple times." But overall they decided it was just so confusing, that the failure to tell the truth was "largely due to a lack of sophistication and poor legal representation." They gave him immunity, and he started singing. He admitted deleting the emails "despite his awareness of Congress's preservation order and his understanding that the order meant that 'he should not disturb Clinton’s email data on the PRN server.'" Sounds nice.

    What she's referring to is that Hillary Clinton and her staff got an order from Congress to preserve all records, but Combatta deleted the emails anyway. And then lied about that, until the FBI helpfully gave him immunity for prosecution for defying a lawful order and for lying.

    And does this refer to further instances of the immunized-for-no-clear reason Combatta "lying his ass off"?



    And see this Kim Strassel thread for more, including a bit about Combatta's Mystery Immunity.

    Thought: The press and the liberal Republican wing are very, very worried that Trump will pardon figures associated with him and thereby end prosecutorial threads.

    This is a hypoethetical concern (though real).

    Meanwhile, there is strong evidence that Loretta Lynch's DOJ and a phalanx of I'm-With-Her FBI agents gave immunity to all of Hillary's flunkies in exchange for nothing -- no "flipping" on the boss, just "here's your immunity, we now have no further leverage on you, even though you committed crimes we could prosecute" -- and the media and liberal wing of the GOP has no problem with that.

    The possible hypothetical future issuance of pardons to Trump aides-- very concerning.

    The actual proven factual issuance of immunity to Hillary's henchmen -- meh, College Boys With Guns did it so it's all copacetic.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 05:49 PM Comments

    Atlanta Fed Raises Projection for GDP Growth Rate from 4.6% to... 4.8%

    —Ace of Spades

    Gonzo.

    However, in an article about GDP projections I read and posted last week, analysts noted that the Atlanta Fed tends to err on the high side. I would discount their projection and say we're hoping for 4.0%. Or better, obviously.

    The big enemy of good news is an overoptimistic prediction about the goodness of the news.

    The actual figure will be released Tuesday morning or, as I call it, late Monday night.


    Posted by Ace of Spades at 04:56 PM Comments

    Trump: I'm Not Signing The "Moderate" House DACA Bill That Gives Away Quasi-Citizenship With Only Token, Fake Border Enforcement

    —Ace of Spades

    Whew. I was very worried about the House liberal Republicans' shenanigans of forcing a liberal sellout bill on DACA because I did in fact fear that Trump, who has before indicated he's be willing to sign just about anything on DACA, would sign it if it passed both houses.

    But he says he won't. Another upside surprise.



    After Trump defeated Cruz, and some were arguing (and some were passive-aggressively implying) that we'd be better off with Hillary as president, I and many others noted that we know for a fact that Hillary is a true-believing leftist who quite literally hates us (see Deplorables; see the various conspiracy theories about the right Hillary was fed by Sidney Blumenthal which she was all too eager to believe), and, while Trump may have liberal tendencies, we could at least influence him.

    He would listen to us, at least, as he needed our support and our votes to be successful and be re-elected. Hillary, on the other hand, needed none of that from us, and in fact would garner the support and reelection votes from her Democrat supporters by giving us the thumb in the eye and actively working to harm us,, even if there was no clear policy question at stake.

    "Making Conservatives Cry" has been one of the only consistent goals of the leftist coalition for years, which makes it adorable when self-proclaimed TruCon experts at politics whine about Kurt Schlichter merely joking about Making Liberals Cry as an important goal. (Well, he's half joking -- and to the extent he's half-serious, he's half-right.)

    At any rate, it turns out those of us who decided that Trump might be a liberal, but Hillary was definitely a bloody-shirt revanchist leftist avenger, and that we could in fact push Trump to support us, were right, and those claiming that Trump was even more liberal than Hillary (on fucking what? On the disastrous devotion to neocon militarism-and-childlike-moral-idealism?) were wrong.

    Not that they'd ever say so.

    So I'll confess error on their behalf.

    I'm generous like that. I want to save them the effort and anguish of having to admit, for the 300th time, that they were wrong. (Not that they've admitted they were wrong those 299 times, of course.)

    Actually... I shouldn't crow yet. Trump's claim that he won't sign a moderate bill could be a bluff. And he frequently changes his mind.

    So... I guess I retract my claim of victory in this matter. I can only say I'm reassured at the moment, and not as worried as I had been.

    But I'm still worried.

    Either way, though: Not really any question that President Hillary Clinton would have amnestied all illegals, including those with serious criminal charges against them, as she promised in a debate with Bernie Sanders, huh?

    Ugh: Yeah, color me worried again.



    Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:54 PM Comments

    Shock: Obama Lied When He Claimed He Had Only Learned of Hillary's Illegal Off-Books Email System From the News

    —Ace of Spades

    This motherfucker was routinely emailing her on the system he claimed he didn't know about, per the OIG report.

    In 2015, President Obama told America he only learned that his secretary of state Hillary Clinton was illegally using a private email server to conduct public business after The New York Times published a story saying so. Today's release of a Department of Justice inspector general report shows that was a lie.

    "FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account," the report says in a footnote on page 89. "Obama, like other high level government officials, used a pseudonym for his username on his official government email account."



    I'm sure the cucks' favorite Bull Jake Tapper will make this his lead story today.

    Unrelated, but it turns out that Comey used personal email for government business too. Giving him a conflict of interest on this point: He had to claim a lack of 'intent" saved Clinton, or else he'd be making the case for his own criminal prosecution.

    And of course he didn't recuse himself.


    David Harsanyi points out some differences.

    Shock that a Clinton would resort to the But Everybody Does It! defense, no?

    That said, she does have a point: Comey, being dirty on this himself, should have recused himself.

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:46 PM Comments

    Amazing II

    —Ace of Spades



    249 I'm losing faith in my country because I'm losing faith in its institutions. And that is not my fault but the fault of those entrusted with running and maintaining those institutions. And not to make too much of my own inconsequential observations but I feel compelled to say that this is how civilizations collapse. When the citizenry loses faith, what is left?

    I think we're just going through the motions of pretending that we're still a Republic.


    Posted by: LGoPs

    The Solution

    After the uprising of the 17th of June
    The Secretary of the Writers' Union
    Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
    Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government
    And could win it back only
    By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
    In that case for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 01:50 PM Comments

    Amazing

    —Ace of Spades

    Eric Felten at the mostly but not entirely cucked-out Weekly Standard.

    Agent 1 was one of the key players in the investigation--one of just four "case agents" on the probe--and he not only expressed his political support for Clinton, he advocated against subjecting Hillary to an FBI interview....

    Just in case his girlfriend didn’t savvy the full extent of his disgruntlement at the prospect of interviewing Hillary Clinton, Agent 1 added "My god ...I'm actually starting to have embarrassment sprinkled on my disappointment. ....Ever been forced to do something you adamantly opposed."

    Asked by the IG about these comments, Agent 1 insisted he hadn’t meant his message: "I don't want to make it sound like there was no reason to interview her." As for explaining his "adamantly oppose"” comments, Agent 1's memory seemed to give out.

    There are reasons to think that Agent 1 was dissatisfied because the organization was phoning in a politically determined investigation. But there are also reasons to think his unhappiness flowed from an admiration for Hillary. Take his message to Agent 5 after completing the questioning of Clinton: "done interviewing the President."

    And then there’s this heartfelt string of missives from Agent 1 to Agent 5 on November 8, 2016--election day: "You should know; ...that I'm ...with her.” (The IG helpfully adds in a footnote that "I'm with her" was one of the Clinton campaign slogans.”)

    Here are some of the highlights of Agent 1's comments about his work on the “Midyear” investigation as the Clinton case was code-named:

    ">.. the most meaningless thing I've ever done with people acting like f---ing 9/11.”

    "… I dont care about it. I think its continued waste of resources and time and focus..."

    "Its just so obvious how pointless this exercise is ..."

    Put on the spot by the IG, Agent 1 explained his indiscreet comments as just being the nature of using instant messaging. He succumbed to a "water cooler" style of "jocularity" because he thought IMs "were not retained by the FBI and therefore used less caution with those communications than he would have with other types of communications."

    ...

    Agent 5 sent an instant message to Agent 1 on February 9, 2016, griping about the Midyear work she was being given to do. Agent 1 messaged back to commiserate: "Yeah, I hear you. You guys have a shitty task, in a shitty environment," he wrote. "To look for something conjured in a place where you cant find it, for a case that doesnt matter and is predestined." It's bad enough that a lead agent on the Clinton case was convinced the outcome was "predestined," but there’s more in Agent 1's description of the culture they were operating in: "DOJ comes in there every once in awhile and takes a wishy-washy, political, cowardice stance. Salt meets wound. That is the environment love. Can't sugar coat it.” At least he followed by telling his girlfriend to “do the best you can."

    That sounds like a frank and honest description of a politically skewed shop. But when asked about that message, Agent 1 had another message altogether for the IG: "I have no information that [the Clinton investigation] was a pre-determined outcome by anyone." No, of course not.

    And don't forget Agent 1 and Agent 5's other work:



    Posted by Ace of Spades at 12:31 PM Comments

    The Morning Rant

    —OregonMuse

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    "Look at the sign in the photo below. No doubt the person holding it is a brainwashed progressive, but despite that, I actually agree with it. Because if it were "about the cake", homosexuals can easily find other bakers to design wedding cakes for them. It's not like Christians have a lock on the bakery business. It's not about baking a cake, it's about forcing your political enemies to submit to your terms and then rubbing their faces in it. Normal people can easily imagine a country that is big enough to serve both groups, where the owners of bakery 'A' do not want to do gay weddings, but bakery 'B' down the street is happy to do gay weddings, and there needn't be any quarreling about it. Everybody can live happily side by side. But progressives don't want this. The very existence of people who think differently than they do fills them with mindless fury. Even if the country were divided between 99% progressives and 1% normal people, the progressives would be constantly whining and crying about that 1%. Because in their view, forced unanimity is better than freedom."




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    Mid-Morning Open Thread

    —CBD

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    The Beguiling Of Merlin
    Edward Burne-Jones

    Posted by CBD at 09:30 AM Comments

    The Morning Report 6/15/18

    —J.J. Sefton

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    Good morning kids. The big story as we close out the week is the long-awaited IG Report on the FBI Clinton E-Mail Investigation. Well, Horowitz came, he saw and he conked out. No real surprise since Michael Horowitz has extensive ties to Obama, Clinton and the Deep State as well as Nazi collaborator George Soros. As Ace and the Horde have stated, this is not surprising at all. But, whitewashed and sanitized as it is, the revelations are no less infuriating, given what we know of Hillary and Obama. And even more rage-inducing is the complete tone-deaf, clueless and arrogant response of current FBI director Christopher Wray, who thinks that sensitivity training is what's needed and then all will be Efrem Zimbalist-like sweetness and light. In fact, what is needed is mass firings, trials and incarcerations with long sentences and stiff penalties for the likes of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Rosenfraud and more than likely Robert Mueller himself for covering up the crimes of Hillary Clinton and by extension Barack Obama. Which also means the same thing if not worse for them.

    But this is the real world. Nothing will come of this except for a slap on the wrist for Jimmy Drama et al, and maybe a short stretch in Club Fed for McCabe, Strzok and Page followed by a high six-figure book deal and a slot on CNN or MSNBC. And as you digest or puke over all of that on top of your salmonella-tainted Sugar Smacks (see the link), the Robert Mueller kangaroo court persecution of PDT and his allies and associates grinds on and on and on and on. And in order to give the Democrat-Media Complex air cover, New York's new AG is going after the Trump Foundation, accusing the President and several of his children of using the funds for personal enrichment. This after the Clinton Foundation has been in existence since 2000 selling out America by the pound, and Erik "here-we-whip-the-women-just-around-midnight" Schneiderman ran cover for them when he was the shyster-in-chief of the NY AG office. Can you see the blood shooting out of my eyes yet?

    At this stage, given the cancer and rot that is the Washington DC establishment and Deep State, beyond mass firings and imprisonment, I think the dismantling of the FBI is long overdue. It's bad enough that these people detest regular, honest, decent hardworking Americans. What's worse is that they have a contempt for the very institutions and laws that they took an oath to uphold. That cannot stand and that cannot be allowed to continue. That is the cancer that is, as Abe Lincoln said, is eating at the vitals of our nation. It's us or them. War.

    The other big story continues to be the other group of frauds, criminals, traitors and "paskudnyaks" as represented by Paul Ryno and the RINOs who are attempting to push through a shameless Amnesty bill that has been described as the worst ever. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has a good analysis of the politics involved and thinks even if it does pass in the House, it would get shot down in the Senate. He hopes (as we all do). Meanwhile Nancy Palsi is demagoguing through her dentures about "the children!" vis a vis the new zero tolerance policy about border detentions, and sadly, some in the GOP are going wobbly on it. Sheesh. Also, when pressed about illegals depressing the wages of real American citizens, Palsi blurts out a laugher, which is actually a mini truth bomb.

    On the foreign policy front, a big under-the-radar summit is taking place between PDT and Xi, but the Chi-Coms are not on board with full denuclearization of the NorKs before the lifting of sanctions, and the Trump administration is pressing Cuba about the unknown sonic attacks on our diplomats. Domestically, some good news from the courts about Obamacare, free expression at polling stations and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders is a national treasure.

    Lastly, a great piece from American Thinker about the right to discriminate and yesterday marked one year since the Democrat-inspired terrorist Hodgkinson - whose links and communications with Dick "turd-bin" Durbin are still being hushed up - shot up a Republican baseball practice and critically wounded several GOP politicians, almost killing Steve Scalise. As if we needed a reminder, that's what happens when Trump is literally Hitler, when Nancy Palsi calls for confrontation and when Obama wants his followers to get in our faces.

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

    Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:35 AM Comments

    Thursday's ONT is a Moral Hazard!

    —WeirdDave

    It's just disgusting what people today are doing! Sometimes they get what they have coming to them,

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    but others show no sense of shame whatsoever! Their whole life is just based upon junk science.

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    Posted by WeirdDave at 09:21 PM Comments

    Standard Everday Cucks Vs. Super Mega Incel Cuck

    —Ace of Spades

    Cuck 1:



    Cuck 2:


    With even those two doughy weakling cucks calling foul, there any cucks willing to defend this?

    Well, there's at least one.



    Evan McMullin is the T-1000 of cucks. A shiny-domed shapeshifter.

    You can never change the mind of a man who's being paid to maintain the same tediously dishonest position.

    And serendipitously, speaking of absurdly pompous government pencil-pushers, I came across this old Iowahawk post:



    Oh, and speaking of cucks and grifters, mentally-deterioriating twitter addict Bill Kristol had not tweeted a word about this at the time I wrote this (5:02 pm Eastern).

    In fact, there was nothing about it on The Weekly Standard as a whole as of 5:19 pm. As a friend digested:

    They've called for Pruitt to step down, published two posts about soccer, pushed the NYAG suit against Trump's foundation, and tweeted about movies.

    But nothing about the IG report.

    So I assume this sentiment from last year still stands:



    Ahoy, captain. May I come aboard your wife?

    Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:50 PM Comments



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    New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve Trump Foundation. Suit names the President and three of his children for (get this) using the Foundation for personal enrichment. Considering the unmitigated chutzpah of this in light of the Clinton Crime Family getting away scot free for decades, this was timed so that the media could distract the public from the IG Report and potentially damning revelations. Aside from that, this lawsuit was initially the brainchild of disgraced NY State AG Erik "Brown Sugar" Schneiderman, who consistently covered for the Clintons. [J.J. Sefton] UPDATE: Safe link to PJ Media - JJS
    Live test demonstrates why Tesla autopilots keep crashing.
    A human can't be ready for hours to take over on less than a seconds notice.
    [ArthurK]
    Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns Christopher Hill's car would not start after he robbed a Walmart Liquor Store. Trying to act fast, Hill tried carjacking one car where the owner drew his firearm. He then tried to carjack another car where the owner also drew her firearm. Hat Tip: AtC [CBD]
    Slightly Funny Trump/James Bond Mashup Video. Donald Trump's GoldenHair [dri]
    The sex scandal that wouldn't lie down "The case uncovers the brutal methods used to snare young women - some as young as 15 - into a call-girl agency specialising in wealthy, high-profile clients..." "Six people are charged with the running of an international prostitution ring, whose call-girls entertained the actor Robert de Niro, the former tennis player, Wojtek Fibak, two senior (but unnamed) French politicians and several Gulf princes. The agency specialised in tricking, or trapping, star-struck teenage girls into selling their bodies with the promise of careers as models or actresses." [CBD]
    If Only Racist, Sexist White Males Don't Like Soylo, Why Does the Female Jenny Nicholson -- Usually a Very Easy Get for a Positive Star Wars Review -- Have 45 Minutes Worth of Video Trashing It?
    Will the SJWs de-sex her next, as they do with any woman who violates their bizarre Cult Edicts?
    Why does another female Star Wars fan (or ex-fan), Talk Nerdy to Me, also hate it? She also hated The Last Jedi -- but I thought only racist, sexist enraged reactionary white manbabies hated that movie. What gives?
    From "The Atlantic:"A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’ "The president believes that the United States owes nothing to anyone—especially its allies." The sad thing is; they think this is bad. [CBD]
    Bill Kristol is in need of some serious couch time. Sad, pitiful cuck. [Mis. Hum.]
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