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  • It’s the New Thread to Fix Whatever’s Wrong Thread!

    by Deplorable Bumr50 ( 127 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at June 16th, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    I’m working 70 hour weeks, so I just noticed nobody could comment.

    This worked the last time.

    Here goes…

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    127 Responses to “It’s the New Thread to Fix Whatever’s Wrong Thread!”
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    1. 1 | June 16, 2017 4:48 pm

      Mmmmmm, has that “New Thread” smell…


    2. Deplorable Bumr50
      2 | June 16, 2017 4:55 pm

      From last thread.

      right_wing2
      153 | June 16, 2017 8:38 am
      It’s been 3 years today since I lost my dad.

      I’m sorry for your loss. Anniversaries like that can be tough.


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | June 16, 2017 5:21 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      From last thread.

      right_wing2
      153 | June 16, 2017 8:38 am
      It’s been 3 years today since I lost my dad.

      I’m sorry for your loss. Anniversaries like that can be tough.

      yeah, I still miss my parents. Today is Mom’s bday. she would have been 102. But I remember all the good times, like when we used to go fishing Friday nites at the club and have fish fry and Dad and I would dance the polka to the music on the juke box. It’s hard missing them, but I think it would be worse if we didn’t.

      I was trying to figure out what Bezos is thinking buying Whole Foods. Amazon has started delivering food and in some areas by drone. But the grocery business is tough in good times. I think the normal margin is about 2%. I also remembered some talk about Amazon starting to go into brick and mortar. Then I realized – Whole Foods could PROVIDE the brick and mortar. Bezos isn’t adding-on – he’s integrating.

      Having said that – drones are not small. He’s going to have to do something about the parking lots.


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | June 16, 2017 5:25 pm

      Hodgkinson had a list of targets in his pocket. All Republicans.

      The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks,


    5. eaglesoars
    6. RIX
      6 | June 16, 2017 6:35 pm

      ueaglesoars wrote:

      Paul Nehlen is going to primary Paul Ryan again

      Hi Eagles, that would be sweet! Ryan is duplicitous in the extreme. The only caveat is that his district is a tough one
      for Republicans. I would just hope that Nehlen could hold it if he takes out Ryan. Trump could help, he is popular there.


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | June 16, 2017 6:37 pm

      The USS Fitzgerald has collided w/a Japanese ship and has sustained significant damage, taking on water

      video at the link


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | June 16, 2017 6:38 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Trump could help, he is popular there.

      I doubt very much that Trump would campaign against speaker Ryan


    9. RIX
      9 | June 16, 2017 6:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Trump could help, he is popular there.

      I doubt very much that Trump would campaign against speaker Ryan

      I was not very clear, I meant that if Nehlen won the primary Trump could support him in the general election.
      I agree with you, it would cause a nuclear war with the Party if Trump went against Ryan in a primary.


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | June 16, 2017 6:48 pm

      RIX wrote:

      I was not very clear, I meant that if Nehlen won the primary Trump could support him in the general election.

      ohyeah! Hell, I might even send Nehlen money. If I can find some. I’ll have to check the sofa cushions.


    11. eaglesoars
      11 | June 16, 2017 6:53 pm

      Dem Asked to RESIGN After Declaring Republicans Getting Shot is “FUNNY

      Chelsey Gentry-Tipton of Omaha refuses to resign as chairwoman of the party’s Black Caucus claiming her Facebook post she made after GOP members were gunned down by a left-wing radical were taken out of context.

      Gentry-Tipton said in a Facebook post, “Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?”


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | June 16, 2017 7:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The USS Fitzgerald has collided w/a Japanese ship and has sustained significant damage, taking on water

      video at the link

      7 sailors unaccounted for


    13. lobo91
      14 | June 16, 2017 8:56 pm

      Brit Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn: Homes Of Rich People In Kensington Should Be Seized For Grenfell Tower Residents Made Homeless By Fire

      The homes of rich people in Kensington could be seized for Grenfell Tower residents made homeless by fire, Jeremy Corbyn said today.

      Mr Corbyn said the London borough was a ‘tale of two cities’ between a wealthy south and a poor north.

      He suggested that ‘requisitioning’ vacant properties would be a solution to the shortage of available accommodation for those displaced.

      ‘Properties must be found – requisitioned if necessary – in order to make sure that residents do get rehoused locally,’ Mr Corbyn told a meeting of MPs.

      ‘How is it acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury flats kept empty as land banking for that future while homeless people look for somewhere to live?’

      The call came as Theresa May announced a full public inquiry into the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze.


    14. rain of lead
      15 | June 16, 2017 8:59 pm

      @ RIX:

      she has become the chuck Johnson of mainstream news
      the right doesn’t like her
      and the left doesn’t trust her


    15. RIX
      16 | June 16, 2017 9:00 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      I was not very clear, I meant that if Nehlen won the primary Trump could support him in the general election.

      ohyeah! Hell, I might even send Nehlen money. If I can find some. I’ll have to check the sofa cushions.

      Yeah , I would pony up some cash for him.


    16. RIX
      17 | June 16, 2017 9:15 pm

      rain of lead wrote:
      g

      @ http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/06/16/scooped-by-alex-jones-infowars-host-releases-pre-interview-recordings-with-megyn-kelly.html

      she has become the chuck Johnson of mainstream newspapers
      the right doesn’t like her
      and the left doesn’t trust her

      she is being done in by her own hubris. That is really what all of her attacks on Trump were about, particularly at
      the debate. She said afterward “The candidates are on the field and so are we” No Megan, you were a moderator. your job was not to take out a candidate , or draw attention to yourself.


    17. eaglesoars
      18 | June 16, 2017 9:28 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      ‘How is it acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury flats kept empty as land banking for that future while homeless people look for somewhere to live?’

      I don’ know what this ‘land banking’ is he’s talking about. I know property values in London became obscenely high because all the oil fat cats from the middle east were buying property as fast as it became available. ‘Land banking’ may be the practice of doing just that, buying property not for your own domicile, but as an investment you were fairly sure would appreciate considerably in the relative short term and you could flip it for a nice profit.

      Seen in that light, what Corbyn is proposing is not as outrageous at it might seem at first. He is talking about VACANT property and there is no way the owners would not be compensated somehow. I’m not advocating this, but there’s a good reason he came up with it, given what he sees every day.

      And it’s still nothing like what they’ve done in Germany, actually removing legal tenants out of their homes to house ‘refugees’. Corbyn isn’t proposing throwing people out of their homes. Merkel already has.


    18. lobo91
      19 | June 16, 2017 9:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I don’ know what this ‘land banking’ is he’s talking about. I know property values in London became obscenely high because all the oil fat cats from the middle east were buying property as fast as it became available.

      Also Russian mafia types. As Daniel Silva repeatedly calls it, “the Russian city sometimes referred to as London.”


    19. eaglesoars
      20 | June 16, 2017 9:49 pm

      @ lobo91:

      oh yeah. There is one guy over there who is not actually mafia but has billions. I can’t remember his name but he’s fairly young. I’m sure he didn’t make all those bucks w/o Putin’s ok, but he’s still in business. Has one of the biggest yachts on the planet. Makes Larry Ellison’s look like a canoe.


    20. lobo91
      21 | June 16, 2017 9:53 pm

      BTW, Netflix released the first half of Season 2 of The Ranch today.

      I’m usually not a big sitcom fan, but it’s actually pretty funny.


    21. eaglesoars
      22 | June 16, 2017 9:54 pm

      Jesus Christ. There’s no date on this, but I’m guessing it’s after Kathy Griffin’s star performance w/an effigy of Trump’s head.

      The NYT sinks to uncharted depths


    22. AZfederalist
      23 | June 16, 2017 10:06 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      … and it’s the Republicans involved in “hate speech” and need to engage in “civil discourse”?


    23. eaglesoars
      24 | June 16, 2017 10:16 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      yeah. Go gunning for me, then tell me I have to disarm and be nicer so it doesn’t happen again. The big difference between those people and me is – I’m a much better shot.

      The Krauthammers who spew platitudes about ‘the loyal opposition’ and all this “We’re all Americans” – they can STFU. It’s not true, none of it. This opposition is not loyal and they want to destroy America. I have no time for people who don’t or won’t acknowledge the truth and deal with reality.

      I read that this guy and his wife had 2 foster – or adopted? – daughters. One of them committed suicide.

      By setting herself on fire while sitting in her car by the side of the road.

      uh huh. Think somebody might want to look into that? One of the run-ins he had was when one of his daughters ran to the neighbor’s house and refused to go home. Might want to look at the wife too.


    24. eaglesoars
      25 | June 16, 2017 10:18 pm

      and I SO miss Iron Fist right now. My brother in arms who knew all of this was coming. Clear sight, pure heart.


    25. Aussie Infidel
      26 | June 16, 2017 10:27 pm

      A bit one sided with Manu Samoa clearly outclassed by a rampant All Blacks side in total control and at the peak of their powers. The British Lions have to get past the Maori All Blacks ( All Blacks B side) tonight at Rotorua but the writing is on the wall for the Brits. The hill that they will have to climb to compete with this sort of raw All Black power in next week’s All Black / British Lions test match is pretty substantial.

      Hopefully the Lions will push the All Blacks and not just fold their tents like Samoa did last night.

      Tonights test between the Lions and the Maori ABs in a cold and frosty Rotorua will tell the tale , whether they Lions are even in the same ballpark as the full strength All Blacks in a week’s time

      Enjoy the highlights Cold of last night’s test against Samoa.

      🙂

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Ab2W7yOfY


    26. RIX
      27 | June 16, 2017 10:37 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      They fostered several children. The guy had a history of violence, how were they licensed?


    27. lobo91
      28 | June 16, 2017 10:42 pm

      Honey Martin responds to those attacking her over her death threats to Barron Trump and his family

      She tells everyone who told her to shut up that they don’t care about foreign kids because they are a bunch of racists who want to defend a little rich, white boy.

      She claims that little foreign brown kids are being murdered at this very instant by terrorists and justifies her calls to murder the President, his wife, and his kids because they are spoiled and rich, but mostly because they are fascists.

      Whomever she deems fascists are no longer afforded the right to live and can be killed. If you disagree, you support terrorists and worse, you support a little, rich, white boy’s right to life.

      Her jealousy of the opportunity Barron Trump has is blatantly apparent. It is later admitted by her that she didn’t come from a family that made a lot of money growing up.

      So therefore Barron Trump has to die or something.

      Democrats own this climate of hate, they own this attempted mass murder. They are vicious, violent psychopaths.

      Video at the link…


    28. eaglesoars
      29 | June 16, 2017 10:42 pm

      RIX wrote:

      The guy had a history of violence, how were they licensed?

      Was he ever actually arrested for anything other than DUI? I don’t think so. No convictions, so…………..


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | June 16, 2017 10:46 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      who want to defend a little rich, white boy.

      ok, that’s the THIRD time I’ve heard that word used to justify whatever it is they’re trying to justify. The first w as in the 2011 interview of the shooter was he was doing the Occupy thing. The 2nd was in the Devane quote that started that twitter hastag about shooting Republicans. He also blamed ‘the rich’. And now this prize.

      So what are we seeing here? Envy?


    30. lobo91
      31 | June 16, 2017 11:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      So what are we seeing here? Envy?

      Mixed with psychosis


    31. eaglesoars
      32 | June 16, 2017 11:31 pm

      oh, this should be fun

      Trump Supporters Plan Protest at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta to Decry Fake News

      Debbie Dooley of Main Street Patriots is hoping hundreds will gather at the headquarters of CNN in Atlanta on Saturday to protest what its members consider fake news being produced by the giant media corporation


    32. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      33 | June 16, 2017 11:33 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      BTW, Netflix released the first half of Season 2 of The Ranch today.

      I’m usually not a big sitcom fan, but it’s actually pretty funny.

      I’m a big fan of the ranch, mainly because of Sam Elliot.


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | June 16, 2017 11:35 pm

      Sweet. Mudslide Water’s 1998 letter to Castro explaining why she ‘mistakenly’ voted for a resolution condemning Joanne Chesimard, and that Joanne had fled the U.S. to avoid political persecution.


    34. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      35 | June 16, 2017 11:35 pm

      The Left’s Very Dangerous Game
      By Bruce Walker

      The left is simply perverse lunacy pampered and protected by cynical cadres who use it as a source of power, wealth, and prestige. This sick madness leads leftists to do profoundly stupid and evil things. This sick madness also leads the left to political suicide and revulsion by the majority of Americans.

      Consider Shakespeare in the Park portraying the assassination of President Trump, and, more importantly, consider the gaggle of New York leftists applauding that theatrically produced murder. Consider the attempted assassination at a charity baseball game of the House majority whip, Steve Scalise, an early supporter within the Republican Party of Donald Trump, by James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter, who asked before he began his attack on Scalise and other congressmen if the people on the field were Democrats or Republicans – and when told “Republican,” he began his carnage.

      What if one of the crazy leftists takes a shot at President Trump or tries again to kill important Republican congressional leaders? What if he seriously wounds the president? What if – God forbid! – some demented leftist actually kills our president?

      The response of the vast majority of America would be strong, clear, and devastating. When Kennedy was assassinated, even though no Republican had called for harm to him, Democrats went from having an incumbent president likely to lose re-election to a party that won the 1964 election by a landslide. No one dared even criticize Kennedy for a generation.

      When President Reagan was shot early in his first term, his approval ratings jumped through the roof, Congress gave him a long standing ovation when he addressed that body a few weeks later, and Reagan’s domestic agenda sailed through a Congress in which few Democrats dared attack President Reagan as the left had been doing for a long, long time.

      Or even consider when Republicans impeached an obviously culpable and thoroughly unsavory Bill Clinton. Americans began to view this creep as some sort of victim, and in the 1998 midterm election, they punished the Republican Party for being “mean” to Clinton.

      Because the only arrow in the leftist quiver is demonizing and destroying individuals it sees as enemies, leftists doubtless do not see silly calls for impeaching Trump as politically dangerous and even lack the vision to grasp what would happen to them if Trump or Pence or some other Republican leader were shot or killed.

      The left lacks any real rhetorical attack on the policies of Trump, so only the person of Trump is the target, intending to frighten or intimidate a mature billionaire president who has doubtless been threatened by bad guys before and clearly is unimpressed with threats. While injuring or killing Trump would privately delight perhaps the 14% of Americans who describe themselves as “very liberal,” the 63% who call themselves “moderate” or “somewhat conservative” or “very conservative” would be appalled, and probably half of the 24% who call themselves “somewhat liberal” would be ashamed and disgusted.

      Americans would react in a similar manner if men like Majority Whip Scalise, who has the second highest conservative rating in conservative Louisiana, are killed. The unhinged violence and totalitarian fantasyland of the left would repel Americans not just politically, but in every other aspect of public and civil life.

      Unlike Republicans after Kennedy’s assassination, who had never called for harm to President Kennedy or produced plays depicting his murder, and unlike Republicans after Clinton’s impeachment, who were using their peaceful, proper, and constitutional power against a president who had blatantly lied to the American people and to Congress and to federal courts, leftists, before any tragic crime is committed against conservative leaders, have slobbered and sputtered incoherent violence against the left’s perceived enemies.

      Leftists will have no place to hide, no excuse of any worth, no alibi of any sort if a conservative leader is killed for his beliefs and his political intentions. Americans – at least all the conservatives and moderates, who are the overwhelming majority – will see leftism as a mental disorder of the criminally insane and will demand that the left be denied power not only in government, but in those institutions of society which are leftism’s secret source of power.

      The left’s very dangerous game, this awful game of physical intimidation and attempted murder of conservatives, is something all of us ought to hope leftists quit – for the sake of the nation and for the sake of their souls.

      http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/the_lefts_very_dangerous_game.html

      Just goin ta leave this here.


    35. Aussie Infidel
      36 | June 16, 2017 11:35 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The psychopaths of the Progressive Left just need a few more minutes at the bottom of a Rugby scrum or mixed up in a maul to vent their frustrations. Once they have got ‘it’ out of their systems then maybe we can sit down for a nice cup of tea and chat.

      🙂


    36. Aussie Infidel
      37 | June 16, 2017 11:38 pm

      Ever noticed how folks who play rugby get on great off the field because they leave all of their aggression on the field. They shout the other team beers and share a joke. Those sports where the violence is restricted end up having brawls in the gutter on the way home from the park.

      Better to leave it on the park where it belongs!

      🙂


    37. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    38. lobo91
      39 | June 16, 2017 11:42 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      I’m a big fan of the ranch, mainly because of Sam Elliot.

      Yup. Whoever thought of casting him in a sitcom was a genius


    39. lobo91
      40 | June 16, 2017 11:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Joanne had fled the U.S. to avoid political persecution.

      Umm…no. I believe it had something to do with being a cop killer


    40. 41 | June 16, 2017 11:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I make just over 14/hr. What excuse will they give to justify calling for my death as a conservative?


    41. Aussie Infidel
      42 | June 16, 2017 11:46 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      and I SO miss Iron Fist right now. My brother in arms who knew all of this was coming. Clear sight, pure heart.

      Yup. I’m sure Iron Fist is perfectly OK where he is right now. He’s probably still roaring in indignation and fury at what is happening to the USA. There were so many other prophets who understood that the shitstorm was headed the way of the US after 50 years of evil and corruption. It’s no real surprise that it’s finally arrived. Personally I’m shocked that it took this long to happen.


    42. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      43 | June 16, 2017 11:47 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      I’m a big fan of the ranch, mainly because of Sam Elliot.

      Yup. Whoever thought of casting him in a sitcom was a genius

      Last person on earth I ever thought would be in a sitcom and he just rules it.


    43. Aussie Infidel
      44 | June 16, 2017 11:49 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I make just over 14/hr. What excuse will they give to justify calling for my death as a conservative?

      The ProgLeft don’t need an excuse mate. They hate you and want you dead because of WHAT you are, not who you are.

      They’re evil and that’s all you really need to understand. Evil folks do vein shit because that’s their schtick.


    44. eaglesoars
      45 | June 16, 2017 11:50 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      What excuse will they give to justify calling for my death as a conservative?

      collateral damage


    45. AZfederalist
      46 | June 16, 2017 11:57 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      She claims that little foreign brown kids are being murdered at this very instant by terrorists and justifies her calls to murder the President, his wife, and his kids because they are spoiled and rich, but mostly because they are fascists.

      Whomever she deems fascists are no longer afforded the right to live and can be killed. If you disagree, you support terrorists and worse, you support a little, rich, white boy’s right to life.

      Why how delightfully Bolshevik of her.

      /Sad thing is, she’ll take that as a compliment


    46. Aussie Infidel
      47 | June 16, 2017 11:59 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      ‘Consider Shakespeare in the Park portraying the assassination of President Trump, and, more importantly, consider the gaggle of New York leftists applauding that theatrically produced murder.’

      What I want to know is why some kind soul hasn’t decided which way the wind was blowing, walked upwind and then popped two or three CS gas canisters and slowly walked away. Forget CN tear gas. Use CS and they will never come back. Nobody gets hurt (much) and everyone learns a lesson of cause and effect.

      Act like an irrational moron and suffer the consequences. Don’t tell me that CS is hard to find either. Hell you can even make it yourself with a little care.

      It certainly makes a point, especially with ‘snowflakes’ who have never has the experience of choking and vomiting all at the same time.

      Won’t some kind soul visit Shakespeare in the Park’s Caesar assassination scene and pop a few cans of CS?


    47. eaglesoars
      48 | June 17, 2017 12:00 am

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      leftists doubtless do not see silly calls for impeaching Trump as politically dangerous and even lack the vision to grasp what would happen to them if Trump or Pence or some other Republican leader were shot or killed.

      This applies only to the useful-idiot stratum of the Antifa cohort. To the powers behind it, they are expendable fodder. Chaos and fire are necessary but not sufficient. The globalists are already institutionalized and they will not be dislodged by placid but temporarily pissed off Americans who do their fighting in the ballot box.

      Go look at what’s going on at Evergreen. Tell me how that’s working out. The National Guard should have been called out on them, but nobody wants another Kent State, which is how it would be played.

      If it were up to me, I’d call Eric Prince, have him put about 12 of his guys in there, it would be over in hours.


    48. eaglesoars
      49 | June 17, 2017 12:04 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      What I want to know is why some kind soul hasn’t decided which way the wind was blowing, walked upwind and then popped two or three CS gas canisters and slowly walked away. Forget CN tear gas. Use CS and they will never come back. Nobody gets hurt (much) and everyone learns a lesson of cause and effect.

      Somebody from Rebel media just stormed the stage and got arrested. It’s on twitter.

      Personally, I think it was a dumb move. It was ineffectual and just gives the left psychic satisfaction that they’re getting under the skin of the enemy.

      The CORRECT response would be to stage another play. Ridicule the left, hold them up to laughter and humiliate their pomposity. Moliere could have done it brilliantly. Voltaire, Pope, there are lots of models


    49. eaglesoars
      50 | June 17, 2017 12:06 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Somebody from Rebel media

      Laura Loomer. She’ll be released in about an hour and will give a presser.


    50. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      52 | June 17, 2017 12:08 am

      It’s time they were Alinsky’d. The evil ones rules can work for both sides.


    51. Aussie Infidel
      53 | June 17, 2017 12:10 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      To the powers behind it, they are expendable fodder. Chaos and fire are necessary but not sufficient. The globalists are already institutionalized and they will not be dislodged by placid but temporarily pissed off Americans who do their fighting in the ballot box.

      Correct Eagles.

      Again!

      🙂

      The elites are NEVER the ones who have to pay the price personally. Hell the system is so totally rigged that if you are an elite you are actually above the law and exempt from prosecution and certainly any sort of loss.
      There are surrogates aplenty to ‘take the fall’ . Cannon fodder of the Progressive Left.

      Now if you are smart and forget the pnks in black masks and target the folks behind the scenes pulling their strings and make them pay in blood and treasure then you might actually get somewhere.


    52. eaglesoars
      54 | June 17, 2017 12:11 am

      Here’s the press conf


    53. eaglesoars
      55 | June 17, 2017 12:14 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Chaos and fire are necessary but not sufficient

      I should have been more clear. Chaos and fire are necessary but not sufficient FOR THEM. I wasn’t saying that I see it as a requirement. Although I do see it as inevitable.


    54. 56 | June 17, 2017 12:16 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’ve never been at sea, but missing a cargo ship given the technology on a US Navy ship, seems tough. Should be an interesting investigation.


    55. Aussie Infidel
      57 | June 17, 2017 12:17 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Personally, I think it was a dumb move. It was ineffectual and just gives the left psychic satisfaction that they’re getting under the skin of the enemy.

      I too think it was a stupid thing to do. All that happens is that you get arrested and the goons of the Fascist left get to crow when you have your arse hauled away by the cops.

      Staging a counter play is also futile as the MSM wouldn’t even publicise it and no one would notice. Hence even more crowing from the Left.

      Nope I think a bit of CS in the air and everyone would go home and it’d get reported extensively.

      Point made and nobody gets arrested. As long as you’re careful about it. Best to use a simple 555 timer circuit and pre-position your CS canisters to pop sequentially allowing the gas to be more persistent and effective. The point gets made , nobody gets hurt (much) and it gets MSM exposure.

      🙂


    56. AZfederalist
      58 | June 17, 2017 12:19 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’ve never been at sea, but missing a cargo ship given the technology on a US Navy ship, seems tough. Should be an interesting investigation.

      Careers of the Captain, officers and NCO’s are over. Yeah, no way that should have happened.


    57. eaglesoars
      59 | June 17, 2017 12:20 am

      I have to go to bed. It’s going to be hot tomorrow so the heathen have to be walked early. nite. Nice seeing you again Aussie!


    58. eaglesoars
      60 | June 17, 2017 12:24 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I’ve never been at sea, but missing a cargo ship given the technology on a US Navy ship, seems tough. Should be an interesting investigation.

      are you referring to the USS Fitzgerald? Hell, they’ve got missing crew. Unless this comes down to a failure of the ship’s technology somehow, careers are going to be the least of their worries.


    59. Aussie Infidel
      61 | June 17, 2017 12:26 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Chaos and fire are necessary but not sufficient

      I should have been more clear. Chaos and fire are necessary but not sufficient FOR THEM. I wasn’t saying that I see it as a requirement. Although I do see it as inevitable.

      I can see that I’ll have to dig out my old copy of Loomacks ‘Getting Even’.

      🙂

      Plenty of ways of making yourself a pest and totally ruining an opponent’s get together. Think of all those self concentrating targets just waiting to have their night and their party dresses ruined by copious vomiting and lots of running about screaming.

      One should drive home the point by making it clear that you’re making an example of one specific group…. and then actually make an example of them. The hard core won’t be put off but the snowflakes will think twice before sallying forth again anytime soon.


    60. Aussie Infidel
      62 | June 17, 2017 12:26 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I have to go to bed. It’s going to be hot tomorrow so the heathen have to be walked early. nite. Nice seeing you again Aussie!

      Cheers,

      Eagles

      🙂


    61. Aussie Infidel
      63 | June 17, 2017 1:03 am

      Seven per cent of all American adults — roughly
      16.4 million people — do not know that chocolate milk is made of milk, cocoa, and sugar, according to a new nationally representative survey by the Innovation Center for US Dairy.

      Instead, they reported it comes from brown cows.

      The organisation surveyed 1,000 adults in all 50 states about their use and knowledge of dairy products. Forty-eight per cent of respondents also didn’t know how chocolate milk is made.

      The percentage of misinformed adults about chocolate milk may seen high, but as The Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey notes , it may be more surprising that this figure is not higher. Many Americans are essentially agriculturally illiterate.

      Join the dots….

      2nd. Amendment

      Voter registration

      and 7% of US citizens think chocolate milk comes from brown cows!

      Sheeeeesh!


    62. 64 | June 17, 2017 6:28 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      God, can you imagine the screams of outrage over ‘violations of freedom of speech’ if someone did that? Accusations of the Trump Administration being behind the ‘vicious, brutal’ attack on the Constitution? Demands for yet another Congressional investigation?


    63. RIX
      65 | June 17, 2017 7:49 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      And probably 30% of the country thinks that Trump is a secret Rusdian agent. Another 20% just want it to be true.
      But they love brown milk cows.


    64. eaglesoars
      66 | June 17, 2017 8:05 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Instead, they reported it comes from brown cows.

      No. Punking pollsters who ask stupid questions is an honored American pastime. AND, please note the org behind the poll. This is going into a grant proposal or funding request somewhere.

      Not knowing how chocolate milk is made is fairly common but people generally don’t go out of their way to learn about stuff that isn’t germane to their daily lives either. I couldn’t tell you jack about the engine in my car.


    65. Aussie Infidel
      67 | June 17, 2017 8:07 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      God, can you imagine the screams of outrage over ‘violations of freedom of speech’ if someone did that? Accusations of the Trump Administration being behind the ‘vicious, brutal’ attack on the Constitution? Demands for yet another Congressional investigation?

      Ahhh little grasshopper. You must learn the art of the cut out and the associated patsy set up.

      One always ensures a solid cut out. A little false flag exercise is always an option. There are dupes aplenty who will do the dirty deed and potentially get caught (with a little help from an anonymous communication to the authorities ) that eventually leads back to the progressive patsy.


    66. Aussie Infidel
      68 | June 17, 2017 8:07 am

      RIX wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      And probably 30% of the country thinks that Trump is a secret Rusdian agent. Another 20% just want it to be true.
      But they love brown milk cows.

      Moooo Gotta love that brown milk from contented brown cows.

      🙂


    67. Aussie Infidel
      69 | June 17, 2017 8:10 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Instead, they reported it comes from brown cows.

      No. Punking pollsters who ask stupid questions is an honored American pastime. AND, please note the org behind the poll. This is going into a grant proposal or funding request somewhere.

      Not knowing how chocolate milk is made is fairly common but people generally don’t go out of their way to learn about stuff that isn’t germane to their daily lives either. I couldn’t tell you jack about the engine in my car.

      Americans seem to have an increasingly narrow life experience it appress. Alas this particular ‘Americanism’ appears to be ‘catching’ globally.

      Mores the pity


    68. Aussie Infidel
      70 | June 17, 2017 8:11 am

      appress= appears

      🙂


    69. RIX
      71 | June 17, 2017 8:17 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Too right mate, and you make milk shakes by making the cow jump up and down. Malted milk of course comes from cows from malra. Now where is my Obama bumper sticker?


    70. RIX
      72 | June 17, 2017 8:20 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Along the same line, you do know that tofu chicken comes from grain fed, free range tofus. Delicious!


    71. eaglesoars
      73 | June 17, 2017 8:40 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Americans seem to have an increasingly narrow life experience

      That’s true. There are people who are born in NYC, and die in NYC, never having left the city.


    72. RIX
      74 | June 17, 2017 8:57 am

      http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/13-people-shot-in-chicago-during-first-12-hours-of-weekend/
      @ Chicago Sun Times
      This is the body count so far. This is what happens when you cancel Midnight Basketball and your president is an orange haired Russian agent.
      Father Pflager rallied last night to Tske Back The Streets. Um, needs some work


    73. eaglesoars
      75 | June 17, 2017 8:58 am

      One of the more intelligent things I’ve ever read.

      I once heard a Rabbi say something about the Holocaust that everyone is going to hate. For what it is worth he was a Holocaust survivor and a proud Jew.

      He said that before the Holocaust the Jewish community – worldwide – but particularly in Europe was splintered into thousands of “sub-identities”. Sometimes this was based on philosophy and lifestyle, and sometimes this was based on “national identity”.

      So, there were the German Jews, and the Russian Jews, and Ukrainian Jews and Romanian Jews and Hungarian Jews and Polish Jews and the Jews from Lithuania and the Jews from Southern and Northern Poland (they saw each other as different from one another). There were the “country Jews” and the “city Jews”. And there were the non-observant Jews and within the non-observant there were the Socialists, and the Communists and the Fascists, and the Bundists and the Yiddishists. Then there were the Zionists, and there were the religious Zionists, the Labor Zionists, about 40 Zionist parties. And there were the observant (religious) Jews, and the religious community was fractured as well. There was, Orthodox, Reform, Hasidim (which broke down to about another 50 sub groups) and the “anti-Hasidim”, etc.

      Basically, each of these groups very often did not like each other. And very often, an outsider could not even tell the difference between the different groups. But, they themselves could tell the difference and they were severely divided.

      Then Hitler came along with the Nazi’s and the SS and he pushed them all into the same ghetto’s and the same concentration camps and tortured and killed them all the same. “Get on the truck you dirty Jews”. They (the Nazis) did not make any of these distinctions. Hitler taught them that (to him) they were all just “dirty Jews”.

      I think of this when I look at the fractured state of the “Conservative” and Republican community in America today. The Trumpers and the anti-trumpers, and the “true Conservatives”, etc. There is so much concern for the tiny divisions and the “purity” of their particular “party philosophy”. Many are too pure to support a “vulgarian” who “tweets too much”, or who “wants to spend too much on infrastructure”, or who “supports maternity leave for working women”. They are “too pure” to accept these “other” Republicans into “their Party”.

      But, that is not how the leftists see us. They do not make any of these distinctions. If you are a Republican you are vulgar, hateful homophobic, transphobic, racist monster who wants to seize women’s bodies (and prevent abortions) kill children (by taking away their healthcare) and destroy …. whatever. You are a clear and present danger. And you deserve a cruel and violent death. You are nothing but a “dirty Republican”. Get on the truck you dirty Republican. Take note of websites like “Terminate Republicans”.

      commenter ‘Mookie’ on this article


    74. eaglesoars
      76 | June 17, 2017 8:59 am

      RIX wrote:

      Father Pflager

      one of my problems with the RC church


    75. RIX
      77 | June 17, 2017 9:18 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Father Pflager

      one of my problems with the RC church

      I am in the club anD Pflager is just one of my issues, I throw the Pope in there too.
      We had the “scandal” in our parish and half of our friends and neighbors sided with the parish.
      They are like #nevertrump people. You cannot be friends if you do not agree with them.
      I am strangely cool with that.


    76. eaglesoars
      78 | June 17, 2017 10:07 am

      This is interesting. Evergreen.

      Evergreen State Is Launching a Masters in Social Justice Program, With Guaranteed Jobs for Graduates

      If you read the piece, it sounds as tho this is prepping people to teach children. The stats note 100% job placement for grads, but it doesn’t specify how many people that really covers or what kind of jobs they get.


    77. eaglesoars
      79 | June 17, 2017 10:23 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      what kind of jobs they get.

      oh. someone has pointed out that if they’re going for a masters, they’re probably already teaching and going for the pay bump. Hence, the ‘100% job placement’ stat.


    78. coldwarrior
      80 | June 17, 2017 10:46 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I think of this when I look at the fractured state of the “Conservative” and Republican community in America today. The Trumpers and the anti-trumpers, and the “true Conservatives”, etc. There is so much concern for the tiny divisions and the “purity” of their particular “party philosophy”. Many are too pure to support a “vulgarian” who “tweets too much”, or who “wants to spend too much on infrastructure”, or who “supports maternity leave for working women”. They are “too pure” to accept these “other” Republicans into “their Party”.

      i saw everything i needed to see this election. nevertrumpers are complete bastards.


    79. eaglesoars
      81 | June 17, 2017 10:49 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Collaborators. Repeat after me. COLLABORATORS.


    80. coldwarrior
      82 | June 17, 2017 10:52 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Collaborators. Repeat after me. COLLABORATORS.

      bastard collaborators


    81. coldwarrior
      84 | June 17, 2017 10:53 am

      this violence will ensure a yuge trump re-election.


    82. coldwarrior
      85 | June 17, 2017 10:54 am

      gotta leave the beach tomorrow….

      booooooo!


    83. eaglesoars
      86 | June 17, 2017 11:02 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Collaborators. Repeat after me. COLLABORATORS.

      bastard collaborators

      😉


    84. eaglesoars
      87 | June 17, 2017 11:03 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      this violence will ensure a yuge trump re-election.

      too soon to tell. lots could happen. no, lots WILL happen

      gotta go, later.


    85. eaglesoars
      88 | June 17, 2017 11:25 am

      Written by my friend ‘colliemum’ about the Grenvill fire

      Grenfell: The Dianafication of Politics

      “Grief” must be the main theme, feelingz trump facts. Nobody in the MSM – given their resources – asks about overcowding of those flats. Nobody asks how come that an ‘exploding fridge’ (any evidence for that explosion?) should gut a whole towerblock? Of course they don’t – after all, given the faces of the occupants, that would lead to inconvenient, ahem, racist questions. Ramidamai night cooking cannot possibly be mentioned. And we must all accept that these were “The Poor ™” who can do no wrong – but never ask how come those poor live in flats advertised on the open market for £2000 rent per month … no, that would be offensive, that would be hate crime.


    86. coldwarrior
      89 | June 17, 2017 11:59 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      yes, lets not ask the obvious questions….

      hit the beach!


    87. eaglesoars
      90 | June 17, 2017 6:38 pm

      This is hilarious

      Thank you, George


    88. lobo91
      91 | June 17, 2017 7:15 pm

      Protesters Interrupt Violent Julius Caesar Trump Play

      Two protesters interrupted the play Julius Caesar in New York’s Central Park to condemn violent leftist rhetoric against President Trump and his supporters.

      Rebel TV’s Laura Loomer was arrested after rushing the stage during a scene where a Trump lookalike is stabbed and assassinated. “Stop leftist violence!” she urged before being yanked off stage by security.

      “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right! This is unacceptable. You cannot promote this kind of violence against Donald Trump. Shame on the New York City Public Theater for doing this!”

      Loomer, 24, was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. Laura was released on bail and tweeted that she’s not sorry for what she did because she categorically condemns the political violence that has escalated on the left in recent months.

      The other protester, Jack Posobiec, captured Loomer’s arrest on video while shouting, “The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!” He was escorted out of the theater but was not arrested.


    89. lobo91
      92 | June 17, 2017 7:35 pm

      If anyone’s looking for a good movie that doesn’t involve comic book characters this weekend, I just saw Megan Leavey this afternoon. It’s based on a true story about a female Marine who deploys to Iraq as a dog handler, and her fight to adopt the dog when he’s retired from the service.


    90. eaglesoars
      93 | June 17, 2017 9:12 pm

      In the event you misapprehend the contempt in which our betters hold us, Brett Stephens will remind you.

      Because I’m the child of immigrants and grew up abroad, I have always thought of the United States as a country that belongs first to its newcomers — the people who strain hardest to become a part of it because they realize that it’s precious; and who do the most to remake it so that our ideas, and our appeal, may stay fresh.

      That used to be a cliché, but in the Age of Trump it needs to be explained all over again. We’re a country of immigrants — by and for them, too.

      Americans who don’t get it should get out

      .

      Brett Stephens, Bill Kristol, David French, Ben Shapiro – make no mistake, they are on the other side, they are collaborators. As we are shouted down, gunned down and buried, they tell us to disarm and watch our mouths or get out. They are totalitarian thugs in bespoke suits.


    91. Aussie Infidel
      94 | June 17, 2017 9:12 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Did you see the highlights of the Samoa All Blacks Eden Park test?

      #26 above mate.

      Enjoy

      🙂


    92. lobo91
      95 | June 17, 2017 9:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I don’t know if you read Kurt Schlichter’s People’s Republic, but the prequel just came out. It’s called Indian Country, and it’s about the early days of the split between the red and blue states.

      It’s pretty timely


    93. eaglesoars
      96 | June 17, 2017 9:48 pm

      @ lobo91:

      OF COURSE I’ve already read it. Silly person.


    94. eaglesoars
      97 | June 17, 2017 9:51 pm

      OH MY GOD!

      Did you see Thomas’ birdie on No. 5?

      Once in 20 lifetimes


    95. lobo91
      98 | June 17, 2017 9:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      You should still see the movie about the dog 🙂


    96. eaglesoars
      99 | June 17, 2017 10:01 pm

      U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismology reports conclude that a massive swarm of earthquakes swept through the park [Yellowstone] on Friday triggering more than 60 separate events in which seismographs spiked to magnitudes of up to 5.0.

      Kaku said that a “pocket of lava” located under the park has turned out to be twice as big as scientists originally thought.

      Scientist concur that the last eruption of the caldera took place some 640,000 years ago.

      The U.S. is currently under contract with at least 4 countries all of which have agreed to house displaced U.S. citizens in the unfortunate event the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt. Hundreds of billions of dollars were paid to foreign governments to facilitate the agreement which spans a ten year period from its signing, ending in 2024.

      well, there’s Calexit and then there’s…oops!


    97. eaglesoars
      100 | June 17, 2017 10:03 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      You should still see the movie about the dog

      I intend to. But not in a theater, I’m all out of patience with people. I’ll wait for Netflix or HBO or something. Also, the last time I watched a movie about a dog I cried in public and upset everybody (My Dog Named Skip)


    98. eaglesoars
      102 | June 17, 2017 10:08 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      They found the missing sailors but don’t say dead or alive

      *sigh*


    99. lobo91
      103 | June 17, 2017 10:08 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      where they will be identified.

      Sort of implies dead, unfortunately…


    100. eaglesoars
      104 | June 17, 2017 10:17 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I was hoping ‘unconcious’ or something.


    101. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      105 | June 17, 2017 10:24 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismology reports conclude that a massive swarm of earthquakes swept through the park [Yellowstone] on Friday triggering more than 60 separate events in which seismographs spiked to magnitudes of up to 5.0.

      Kaku said that a “pocket of lava” located under the park has turned out to be twice as big as scientists originally thought.

      Scientist concur that the last eruption of the caldera took place some 640,000 years ago.

      The U.S. is currently under contract with at least 4 countries all of which have agreed to house displaced U.S. citizens in the unfortunate event the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt. Hundreds of billions of dollars were paid to foreign governments to facilitate the agreement which spans a ten year period from its signing, ending in 2024.

      well, there’s Calexit and then there’s…oops!

      First time that I haven’t felt a tremor here. Looks like it was kept pretty localized due to the depth. It was only felt as far as Bozeman (2.5 hours from me).


    102. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      106 | June 17, 2017 10:29 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The press has circled the wagons around Shakespeare in the Parks Julius Caesar. They claim that it has no connection to Trump (ignoring the appearance of the main character and the resist banner worn by one of the assassins), but IF it was connected it was okay. Because some theater that I’ve never heard of in MN (the Guthrie theater) had Caesar portrayed by a black actor WHO LOOKED LIKE OBAMA in 2008. (I looked at the pic and the guy didn’t even vaguely resemble Obama. If our side had claimed he looked like Obama we would have been called racist because we think all black people look alike.)


    103. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      107 | June 17, 2017 10:32 pm

      Oh and the press is calling Don Jr. stupid because he said that the play was publicly funded and they say it isn’t……except it does receive money from the State of NY and the City of NY, so it is.


    104. eaglesoars
      108 | June 17, 2017 10:44 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      The press has circled the wagons around Shakespeare in the Parks Julius Caesar.

      Sorry, it’s going to end up a circular firing squad because people aren’t taking it anymore. It’s political pornography for people who want us dead and nobody is shutting up about it anymore. The Left owns this and it’s going to burn.


    105. eaglesoars
      109 | June 17, 2017 10:56 pm

      I’m off to read for awhile before bed. later.


    106. Aussie Infidel
      110 | June 18, 2017 12:09 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbe-W2xUu0

      Scotland vs. The Wallabies

      The Aussies let themselves down badly in a lacklustre performance, against an understrength Scotland who’s stars are currently in NZ playing as part of the UK Lions team.

      More grist for the mill for Cold!

      Enjoy the Rugby mate

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqbe-W2xUu0

      🙂


    107. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      111 | June 18, 2017 12:51 am

      My ex took my kids to a gay pride parade today. It turned into a drag show. Would be worried but my kids laughed their asses off and thought the whole thing was a big comedy act.


    108. 112 | June 18, 2017 1:09 am

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      Homophobes! Transphobes! They’ll have to go to sensitivity training now.


    109. lobo91
      113 | June 18, 2017 1:13 am

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      @ right_wing2:

      You really should read the book I mentioned above with Eagles.

      It’s pretty much “What if these lunatics actually got to run a country the way they want?”


    110. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      114 | June 18, 2017 1:15 am

      https://haveibeenpwned.com/

      This site will tell you if your login information and personal information were ever exposed in a data breach.

      I now know who lost my information that put me through hell last year. Looking now to see if there is a lawsuit or anything to recompense people for letting their data into the wild.


    111. AZfederalist
      115 | June 18, 2017 1:31 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      It’s pretty much “What if these lunatics actually got to run a country the way they want?”

      You mean they are not?


    112. 116 | June 18, 2017 1:33 am

      @ lobo91:
      I’ll see if I can track that down. Thanks!

      I can’t help but think of an acronym and friend of mine & I came up with years ago, from the title of an episode of a SciFi TV series. The episode was ‘We’re So Screwed’, and we decided ‘WASS’ (We Are So Screwed) was a perfect subject line to email about the direction the country was headed.


    113. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      117 | June 18, 2017 1:35 am

      @ right_wing2:
      @ lobo91:
      Yep.
      True.


    114. 119 | June 18, 2017 7:37 am

      Well, I’m on stakeout right now.

      Along with all of our cats, we feed 3 stray/feral cats at home, plus I help feed a colony out by work. I’d heard about a kitten that was out here, and finally saw it the other day. So I’m here bright and early with our live trap and some food to try to catch it. At the very least we’ll get it fixed, but we’re going to try to socialize it too. Might not be the best day to do this since we’re getting some rain.

      And Happy Father’s Day to our Dad, Father, or Pop, whether there here or not.


    115. eaglesoars
      120 | June 18, 2017 8:19 am

      @ right_wing2:

      good luck with your kitty. I wanted to let you know I saw that bird video you posted Fri nite. I’ve seen that bird before and what a hysterical pain in the ass! Can you imagine having to listen to that all day? Whenever I start wishing my heathen beagles could actually talk to me, I think of him and decide, meh, mebbe not.

      have to go, Happy Father’s day Daddies!


    116. Deplorable Bumr50
      121 | June 18, 2017 10:33 am

      Don’t want to get all ‘I haz Conspiracy!’, but…

      Something is fishy about USS Fitzgerald story we are getting from the media

      Under no circumstances should a US Navy vessel possibly be damaged by a container ship at sea. Multiple systems exist to prevent this. Even CNN is noticing how little we know about the catastrophe that took the lives of seven sailors and almost caused a powerful warship to founder.

      The USS Fitzgerald, an anti-ballistic missile destroyer that was part of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, will no longer be ready to defend the carrier and other ships from missile attacks launched from North Korea, should push come to shove in the current confrontation with the rogue regime on the threshold of the capability to attack New York, Los Angeles, and our power grid with nuclear missiles. This is an incident that could affect the outcome of a nuclear confrontation of historic moment.

      Brian Joondeph yesterday noted how the media have distorted what really happened, by reporting a “collision,” as if the ships randomly bumped each other in the fog or something. The truth is that the ACX Crystal, a ship with somewhat murky provenance, rammed into the Fitzgerald with calamitous results:

      [Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin of the 7th fleet] described the damage as “extensive,” adding that there was a big puncture and gash below the waterline on one side of the ship. He also said three compartments were severely damaged.

      “The ship is salvageable … [it] will require some significant repair,” Aucoin said. “You will see the USS Fitzgerald back … It will take months, hopefully under a year.”

      Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby describes for CNN the extent of the chaos unleashed:

      First, we know the crew fought heroically to save their ship and the lives of their shipmates. We know that from early reports by Navy officials but also from the images that flashed across our screens, our tablets and our phones after the incident happened early Saturday.

      One look at the crushed, twisted starboard side, the hoses flaked about, the water being discharged, the frantic work being done tells you all you need to know about the stuff you can’t see in those same images: a fiercely brave crew working together to staunch the flooding, to rescue their shipmates and to save their ship.

      You can be certain they ended up drenched, exhausted, scraped and bruised — but not broken. They kept that ship from foundering for 16 brutal hours. And they brought her back into port.

      We received an email from a Navy Mother that raises serious questions. We will redact her name, while the rumors (and that’s how they must be categorized for now) reported by her son aboard the Fitzgerald are checked out. Here is what she wrote to us:

      My son is assigned to the USS Fitzgerald. I am unable to share his rate with you.

      The information is short and not so sweet. The implications are disturbing.

      The ship is registered in the Philippines. We do not know who the owner is. The container ship neither had its running lights or transponder on. That is an action taken willfully. Furthermore, for the container ship to strike with such accuracy is troublesome. Given what some have done with cars in Europe, what a feather in the cap it would be to sink a U.S. Navy warship. Think on that.

      My son missed being washed out to sea by the blink of an eye. He was on his way to one of the berthing areas that was rammed.

      Yes, language is important. “Rammed” is the perfect word.

      Loving and Concerned Navy Mother

      If there is any substance to this – that the ACX Crystal disabled protective systems and rammed the Fitzgerald at high speed aimed at crtical facilities (evident from the damage) – …we have to consider the possibility of an asymmetric warfare attack designed to disable missile defense of a carrier strike group, as North Korea demonstrates the ability to make exactly such attacks on a multibillion dollar warship carrying thousands of sailors.

      No doubt the crew of the Fitzgerald should have easily been able to avoid the collision, but it’s starting to look a lot less like an ‘accident.’

      This image was posted over at Zip’s in the comments, not sure about it’s accuracy.


    117. 122 | June 18, 2017 10:43 am

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      https://haveibeenpwned.com/

      This site will tell you if your login information and personal information were ever exposed in a data breach.

      I now know who lost my information that put me through hell last year. Looking now to see if there is a lawsuit or anything to recompense people for letting their data into the wild.

      It said I have been pawned on 3 sites, except they are sites I never visit.


    118. eaglesoars
      124 | June 18, 2017 11:14 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      I saw that map of the supposed route of ACX Crystal, but it’s not clear to me how it was tracked if her transponder was turned off. Also, the Fitzgerald still should have been able to ‘see’ her with the equipment on board, I THINK.

      Yet, it is very odd that a dead-on ramming at night happened at all. It’s difficult to call it an accident at first glance.


    119. lobo91
      125 | June 18, 2017 11:56 am

      The widening gap within American politics

      There is a very good reason behind the growing divide between conservatives and liberals, and it has nothing to do with rhetoric, parties, over-sensitivity, or generally uncivil thinking.

      It involves shared principles of government and the sad reality that we no longer share many (if any) with the political left in America.

      For much of our nation’s existence, parties argued over the wisest means to the same end. Under that paradigm, compromise is possible.

      But what happens when one party decides to head to an entirely different destination?

      The Democratic Party of today stands as a thing apart from the nation as founded. The platform of the Democratic Party declares an agenda largely incompatible with individual liberty and requires the abrogation of constitutional government to achieve.

      There is no possible compromise between those who respect and wish to preserve (and restore) constitutionally limited government and those who want to scrap it in favor of some form of government-centric collectivism.

      Therefore, there exists an ever widening chasm between men like myself and men like Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter.

      Now, the most important takeaways from this terrible and avoidable incident is the recognition of that chasm, acceptance of its necessity and hopefully, the realization among those on the left that it is they who have created it by abandoning our founding values in favor of the failed and corrosive ones we have already fought multiple wars to defeat.

      Dismiss the calls to “meet in the middle” on “common ground.” Meeting someone halfway who is already over the cliff simply takes you both to your deaths.

      Wild-eyed, over-the-top rhetoric has, like the poor, always been with us and always will. The solution to our present issue lies not in restricting speech, or in attempting to regulate what is and isn’t an acceptable form of advocacy, but instead to honestly examine the root of the divergence of opinion.

      Overheated rhetoric is a trigger to men like Hodgkinson, but it did not create him. The effort to supplant our constitutional republican form of government with collectivism of some form or another deserves the blame for that. It is that parting of the ways that has created the chasm between us, and there can be no compromise with an attempt to overturn our form of government. Elections permit the transfer of power in our system to occur based on the wishes of the governed, expressing their will by supporting a candidate.

      Winning an election grants the power to determine the policies and direction our government will pursue during the winner’s term of office. It does not grant the winner the power to change the form of government itself.

      Another nation waging war against us does so to gain control over our people, our resources, and our land by defeating our government and replacing it with its own.

      When one political ideology advocates doing precisely the same thing, its place of residence is irrelevant. An enemy is an enemy (from within or without) and is accorded that status not by location, but by intent.

      Were conservatives to meet liberals halfway in this instance, we would have to participate in treason to do so.

      It is the left that needs to return to supporting and defending constitutional government. Conservatives never stopped.


    120. lobo91
      126 | June 18, 2017 12:34 pm

      New Joe Bonamassa for a slow Sunday morning, off the upcoming acoustic Carnegie Hall album:


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