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December 28, 2017

The Morning Rant

talking ape.jpg"So ISIS is dead. Finished. Kaput. Their fighters have perished by the tens of thousands. So why the silence? The MSM, of course, believe that Trump's consumption of diet cola is a more important story to cover, and there may be valid reasons why the president isn't talking. This must be the first war that no one is claiming victory for."


I Wish This Were My Kid:

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...and sucks to the teacher who graded his paper.


Remember, This Man Is A Licensed, Board-Certified Psychologist:


J. J. Sefton covered this item yesterday, and even though I have an embarrassingly long list of public figures I would love to send a box of horse doots to, I don't think I would actually do so. And his wrapping it in a shroud of religion makes it even creepier.

Also, I can't imagine being one of this whack job's patients. Who knows that I might accidentally say something that would trigger a hair-on-fire anti-Trump rant followed by him mailing me a box of poo.


"Experts Say"

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That doozy of a first sentence is why our media are such a pathetic joke. Can't they hear themselves, how ridiculous they sound?


How badly has ISIS been defeated? This bad:

Between September 2014 when the counter-ISIS campaign began, and January 2017, U.S.-backed forces in Iraq and Syria liberated 13,200 square miles of territory and 2.4 million people from Islamic State rule.

That was then:

On Jan. 20 — the day Trump was inaugurated — an estimated 35,000 ISIS fighters held approximately 17,500 square miles of territory in both Iraq and Syria.

This is now:

As of Dec. 21, the U.S. military estimates the remaining 1,000 or so fighters occupy roughly 1,900 squares miles of mostly barren desert primarily in Syria, where few people live, and where they will be forced to surrender or die.

So ISIS is pretty much finished. The apocalypse they have called for has been brought down on their own heads. Of course the MSM has been mostly silent about this, as have the #NeverTrump contingent. And Trump, too, surprisingly enough. For being such a blustering blowhard, you'd think he'd be crowing about this 24/7. But he hasn't.

My own theory about Trump is that at heart, he's actually a modest man. All the bluster is just an act and doesn't determine what he actually does. Either that or there's some OPSEC details his field commanders have warned him about and he is wisely heeding their advice to keep his mouth shut.


Ever Have One of Those Days?

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