July 16, 2018

Monday Overnight Open Thread (7/16/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it.” Ronald Reagan

Quote II

“The frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance, freedom and openmindedness. Question: Isn’t the real truth that they are intolerant of religion? They refuse to tolerate its importance in our lives.” Ronald Reagan

Quote III

“America is, and always will be, a shining city on a hill.” Ronald Reagan

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CNN Contributor Calls for "Shadow Government" To Step Forward and Declare a Coup Against the Democratically Elected, Constitutional Government

—Ace of Spades

I want you to do it. I'm begging you to do it.

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Chris Wallace's Interview with Putin

—Ace of Spades

Stream here.

Wallace had better be very tough on Putin, or else he's a RUSSIAN SPY.

Putin says he's said this before, but I don't remember it: He's saying that the hackers stole genuine information and disseminated it, and did not plant false information. He's not saying the hackers are Russian agents, but his defense, to the extent he has one, is only that the hackers didn't plant false information.

The major impact of this, unless he says more, is to cast a lot of doubt on Trump's claim that Putin's denial was "very strong and powerful." His denial to Wallace is very weak and only quibbling at the margins.

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Hillary Praetorian Phillipe Reines: Let's Blow Air Horns By the White House All Night to Deprive the President and His Family of Sleep

—Ace of Spades

Phillipe Reines just doxxed a bookstore, with the implicit suggestion that his jackboot legions "protest" a private business for the sin of calling the cops on a #Resistance "protester" who was harassing Steve Bannon inside his shop.

Now he's calling for an an illegal protest of the White House with the explicit goal of violating noise ordinances and causing physical harm to the president.


It might be time to start giving Phillipe Reines the "never let them have a moment of civil peace" treatment he inflicts on others. The rules of engagement you choose for your opponents are the rules of engagement you also choose for yourself.

The police and Secret Service should be eager to arrest. With his tweets, Reines has forfeit any presumption that there is a Free Speech purpose to this proposed illegal assembly; he states clearly that his purpose is not to communicate any message, but to deprive someone of sleep and interfere with the quiet enjoyment of his residence -- the very definition of harassment under the law.

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Is the Media Code Red on Jim Jordan Another Fusion GPS Operation?

—Ace of Spades

Julie Kelly wonders.

The NBC News report offered mostly innuendo from less-than-credible sources: One accuser is an ex-con who did time in prison for mail fraud, drug possession, and stealing from investors; another is a shady business owner with a "long history of litigation and an apparent bone to pick with the Jordan family" who allegedly sent a disturbing picture to the widow of a former OSU wrestler.


But the initial story did provide one telling clue about where the Jordan smear job originated: Perkins Coie, the same law firm that hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 to produce the infamous "Steele dossier."

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Coincidence? Not a chance.

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Now, thanks to a list released by congressional Democrats this week, we know that Jordan asked Strzok directly about his communications with Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele. Jordan also asked Strzok how long it took the FBI to compile the FISA application to spy on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page, which Rosenstein reauthorized.

That was on June 27. One week later, the "Jordan ignored sexual abuse" story dropped.

The reason why, as they say, is that Jordan is over the target and that target is Glenn Simpson...

And Fusion GPS is still at it. The firm is working with Dan Jones, a former staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to continue pushing the Trump-Russia collusion narrative in the press. According to The Federalist, Jones has raised about $50 million from seven to 10 liberal donors in New York and California to keep Simpson's scheme alive.

Be sure to check out Instapundit's excerpt of former Bill Clinton pollster Mark Penn on the unending lies of the Deep State.

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The Treasonous President Equivocates on Putin's Meddling: ""He denies it. So the idea that somehow public shaming is gonna be effective, I think doesn't read the thought process in Russia very well."

—Ace of Spades

Of course, that was President Obama, cucksplaining why he didn't publicly denounce Putin or really do anything much at all about election meddling.



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Gym Class Theorists (Yes That's a Thing): We Shouldn't Divide Boys and Girls In Team Sports Because That Hurts The Feelings of "Genderqueers"

—Ace of Spades

So the correct response is to have girls compete directly with boys.

That'll have no adverse effects on non-genderqueer-girls, I'm sure.

They don't matter, of course. Only those with exotic niche self-definitions of gender should matter.

A physical education professor at Kent State University is encouraging fellow gym teachers to shun "gender segregated" and "team sports" to promote social justice in gym class.

Professor Jennifer Walton-Fisette is the lead author of "Moving forward with social justice education in gym teacher education," a recently published article found in the peer reviewed journal Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy.

In that article, Walton-Fisette highlights the emerging field of social justice gym pedagogy, and calls upon gym teachers to impart social justice issues into gym lessons, such as sexism, body image, religion, socioeconomic status and motor elitism.

LOL.

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"If we are not including social justice education in our teacher education programs, then we are potentially perpetuating the problem," Walton-Fisette told PJ Media, explaining that she talks to students about power and privilege in nearly every class.

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For many gym teachers, separating students by sex is de rigueur. But, Walton-Fisette tells PJ Media that dividing students by sex can highlight the humiliation that some transgender and genderqueer students feel.

"To divide students based on gender is not acceptable, nor do we want to make students be put into 2 binary boxes. There are children who do not identify as male or female, whether they are exploring their gender expression, are transgender, or genderqueer."

Team sports, such as lacrosse and badminton, are discouraged too, as they encourage competitiveness and are often "white-oriented" or otherwise racially stereotyped. By spending less time on team sports, more time can be spent on other activities, such as yoga, dance, hiking, biking, swimming, and rope-climbing, Walton-Fisette says.

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Trump's Answer on Russia Collusion Causes New Round of Hysteria

—Ace of Spades



For the hysterical reactions, you can see this timeline.


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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"So the big thing in the anti-Trump protests in London was supposedly a huge inflatable float of Trump which made him up like diaper-wearing baby. Yes, really. The media played this up like this thing was going to be so big it would darken the skies over London and bring on global cooling, but look at it, it's not 20 feet high. It looks like it's not much bigger than one of those bouncy houses for kids. And someone spent, get this, the equivalent of $40,000 on it. Too bad they couldn't get Trump to do it. It would've been huge, classy, and luxurious. Maybe that's what the left needs. They all need to be put in a bouncy house where they can live in a harmless environment, bounce around until they're all worn out and then nap time."



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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Hugh Latimer
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If you think that our current cultural warfare is nasty, just take a look at the Protestant Reformation as practiced in England in the 16th century. Henry VIII started it for political reasons, his successor (Edward VI) continued it for religious reasons, and his successor, Mary I fought back with a vengeance, burning a few hundred people at the stake, including these two gentleman (and a third, Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury)) who became known as the Oxford Martyrs.

Mary was brutal, but she failed; Protestantism flourished in England. As Latimer said to Ridley:

"Be of good comfort, and play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
And they did!

I remember as a kid, hearing another quotation, supposedly from Latimer to Ridley, that piqued my interest. I can't find any verification of it, so it may have been apocryphal, or from a novel or play or movie. It was fascinating and exciting for a young kid to hear such confidence and devotion and religiosity and true belief.

Be of good cheer master Ridley, for tonight we sup with the angels!

And...religion is not the only thing that cultivates such dedication. It would behoove the Left in America to remember that.

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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. Ellison’s candidacy is a disgrace, as is Sanders’s 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 Estelita’s doesn’t 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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—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 didn’t 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 Putin’s intervention there, in large part because of his obsessions with getting the Iran deal. The Russian meddling in our elections started on Obama’s 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."



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The Morning Report 7/13/18

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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
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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.

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    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. “Because then it’s like: 'Well, I don’t 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 there’s the, 'Oh why’d you give up?' And it’s 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



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