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    by coldwarrior ( 49 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at July 7th, 2017 - 5:49 pm

    Presidents Trump and Putin have met, it went well…heads are exploding all ’round the I95 corridor.

    Gonna bet Trump didn’t sy anything about more flexibility after the election like Obama did…

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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | July 7, 2017 5:53 pm

      they will be full on batshit crazy on the Sunday morning word-whore shows!


    2. rain of lead
      2 | July 7, 2017 5:59 pm

      Friday afternoon y’all


    3. rain of lead
      3 | July 7, 2017 6:05 pm

      http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/07/trump-putin-meeting-neither-wanted-to-stop.html

      it was meant to be a
      35 min meeting

      Even US First Lady Melania Trump was powerless to keep the first face-to-face meeting of the US and Russian presidents from running well over time.

      He said the two men connected quickly and had “a very clear positive chemistry.”

      Mr Trump and Mr Putin met for two hours and 15 minutes, much longer than planned

      bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah


    4. rain of lead
      4 | July 7, 2017 6:10 pm

      At least 196 police officers have been injured in protests in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, where the G-20 summit is taking place.

      I don’t think the cops brought a big enough can of whoop-ass

      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/20-protests-prevent-melania-trump-leaving-german-residence/story?id=48497944

      I think this kinda fits

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGhd53hV0Z0


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | July 7, 2017 6:10 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      😆

      mccain, the ‘principled conservatives’, and the chicken hawk neo-cons are going to melt down!


    6. 6 | July 7, 2017 6:13 pm

      106 in the shade here today, looks like I got the pool installed just in the nick of time.


    7. coldwarrior
      7 | July 7, 2017 6:15 pm

      …salt mines…


    8. rain of lead
      8 | July 7, 2017 6:33 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      huh
      barely cracked 90 here
      for summer in Tn in july this is just awesome


    9. 9 | July 7, 2017 6:59 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Holy cow – it’s 106 in Fairfield – temps were predicted to be 90 or so. Magic iPhone LIES to you.


    10. 10 | July 7, 2017 7:29 pm

      BTW, am I alone in thinking that Comey was more full of s**t than a septic tank when he testified before Congress that the Putin hated Hillary and was working to engineer her defeat? That if anything, he saw Clinton as a grifting pudding that could be bought off and who would carry on the limp wrist Obama policies; and failing that, he could blackmail her?

      I think he absolutely DIDN’T want Trump to be elected.


    11. rain of lead
      11 | July 7, 2017 7:36 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      and yet never do any of these ASSHATS pay a price


    12. lobo91
      13 | July 7, 2017 8:03 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      BTW, am I alone in thinking that Comey was more full of s**t than a septic tank when he testified before Congress that the Putin hated Hillary and was working to engineer her defeat? That if anything, he saw Clinton as a grifting pudding that could be bought off and who would carry on the limp wrist Obama policies; and failing that, he could blackmail her?

      I think he absolutely DIDN’T want Trump to be elected.

      You could make that argument. Alternately, you could assume that Putin would prefer Trump, since he’s a person who works from a rational view of the world, rather than another “progressive” nutjob who thinks the world can be bent to their will.

      Ultimately, the only person who knows which is correct is Putin, and he’s not talking.


    13. lobo91
      14 | July 7, 2017 8:27 pm

      UN Declares Ancient Jewish Holy Site Is Now Palestinian

      A United Nations body ruled Friday that an ancient Jewish holy site is now part of Palestinian heritage.

      The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to make the Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Old City of Hebron Palestinian heritage sites, despite intense push-back from Israel and the United States. Twelve member states voted in favor of the resolution, which the Palestinians initially put forward, while only three were against it.

      UNESCO’s decision sparked a fiery response from Israeli leaders, who feel the organization is being used as a political tool in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

      “It’s disappointing and embarrassing to see UNESCO denying history and distorting reality time after time to knowingly serve those who try to wipe the Jewish state off the map,” said Naftali Bennet, Israel’s education minister and chairman of the Israeli UNESCO committee, according to Israeli news site Haaretz. “Israel won’t renew cooperation with UNESCO as long as it continues to serve as a tool for political attacks instead of being a professional organization.”

      Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki touted the decision as a victory over the U.S. and Israel.

      “This vote is a success for a diplomatic battle fought by Palestine on all fronts, in the face of the Israeli and American pressure on the member states … and a failure and a tremendous defeat Israel,” said al-Maliki in a statement, according to the Times of Israel.

      The resolution claimed that Hebron’s Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs are Palestinian heritage sites, despite hundreds of years of Jewish tradition associated with the areas that predates both the modern Palestinian territories and the Islamic faith.

      Jewish tradition claims that Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah, are buried at the site. All six are considered the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Jewish faith. The tomb is located in Hebron, in the southwest corner of the West Bank.


    14. 15 | July 7, 2017 8:33 pm

      @ lobo91:
      So what’s the claim that the ‘Palestinians’ have?


    15. 16 | July 7, 2017 8:39 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      And Kamala’s election to California AG is questionable at best. She was losing until somehow 20,000 “provisional” ballots were found a week after the election was over that miraculously put her over the top. Another recount that had to continue until manufactured votes could be deposited into car trunks.

      Funny how those provisional and ‘found’ ballots always, always favor Democrats.

      Yeah I know it’s because those evil, racist Republicans are disenfranchising minorities.
      ////


    16. lobo91
      17 | July 7, 2017 8:43 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ lobo91:
      So what’s the claim that the ‘Palestinians’ have?

      Being ‘not Jewish”?

      i think that’s generally enough for the UN


    17. lobo91
      18 | July 7, 2017 8:45 pm

      Official Trying To Leave Trump’s EPA Realizes Their Skills Are Not ‘Transferable’ Outside Gov’t

      An unidentified Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official looking to leave the Trump administration discovered they may not have the right skills for work outside the federal government.

      “[W]hat I’ve discovered in looking at new jobs is that our skills are not easily transferable outside of government agencies,” the EPA employee wrote in New York Magazine. “The way you progress here is a little bit different.”

      Of all federal workers, EPA officials have been some of the most vocal critics of the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts and regulatory rollbacks. Some EPA employees even used encrypted messaging apps to coordinate their resistance to Trump.

      The EPA employee was one of six federal workers who wrote short pieces for New York Magazine on the “Ethics of Sticking It Out With the Trump Administration.”

      The EPA employee, who claims to work research and policy issues, worries the agency is “only going to get worse” under Administrator Scott Pruitt.

      “We’re just not optimistic at all,” the employee wrote. “Some people say, Oh, none of it’s really going to happen; the budget cuts aren’t going to be that bad; he’ll get impeached. But I don’t think so. I think we’re in for at least four years of this. Plus, I’m in the prime of my career, and to waste four years of it is not something I’m interested in doing.”

      “A lot of us are looking, but we want to stick it out as long as we can — in the hope that, I don’t know, something changes,” the employee wrote. “I really love my job, and I thought I would just stay. But now that I’ve started interviewing for stuff, it just feels like, if I don’t really sell myself and get out sooner rather than later, I might be stuck.”

      The employee also mentioned how agency officials were “booing” and silently “giving the finger” to President Donald Trump when he visited EPA headquarters in late March.


    18. RIX
      19 | July 7, 2017 9:00 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Shocking, EPA employees with no marketable skills! Whodathunk? I used to office across the street from Federal Plaza in Chicago, and we would walk over to their food court. To be charitable, they are not an impressive bunch.


    19. RIX
      20 | July 7, 2017 9:14 pm

      I am not making this up, I am seriously not.
      The Five is on FNC and they were talking about the anarchists at the G20
      Juan Williams tied them all into Trump because…….. wait for it……… “They share Trumps view on trade”


    20. lobo91
      21 | July 7, 2017 9:55 pm

      @ RIX:

      I wasn’t aware that the anarchists had a trade policy…


    21. eaglesoars
      22 | July 7, 2017 10:05 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I think he absolutely DIDN’T want Trump to be elected.

      I’ve never thought that. Whatever we think we know about Hillary, I’m willing to bet the Russian intel services know more and that as unstable as she appears to be to us, to them she’s makes ‘unstable’ look like ‘inert’. Putin isn’t stupid, he doesn’t want an idiotic, vengeful, delusional whack job in the WH


    22. eaglesoars
      23 | July 7, 2017 10:08 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Shocking, EPA employees with no marketable skills!

      Put it this way. 30 years in IT and I NEVER hired someone with any length of service in the gov’t (military excluded). Any creative thinking skills they may have had atrophied ages ago, they were entirely rule driven and had no initiative. It wasn’t the tech skill set, it was the MIND set.


    23. eaglesoars
      24 | July 7, 2017 10:11 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Juan Williams

      Yawn gives ‘stupid’ a bad name.


    24. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      25 | July 7, 2017 10:13 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      I wasn’t aware that the anarchists had a trade policy…

      And I’m sure the other half that are self-avowed “anti-capitalists” and communists are big fans of Trump. Juan is a dumbass.


    25. RIX
      26 | July 7, 2017 10:14 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      I wasn’t aware that the anarchists had a trade policy…

      They are apparently very astute in international trade and all financial matters.


    26. RIX
      27 | July 7, 2017 10:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Shocking, EPA employees with no marketable skills!

      Put it this way. 30 years in IT and I NEVER hired someone with any length of service in the gov’t (military excluded). Any creative thinking skills they may have had atrophied ages ago, they were entirely rule driven and had no initiative. It wasn’t the tech skill set, it was the MIND set.

      Kind of a shame, but there ya go.


    27. RIX
      28 | July 7, 2017 10:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Juan Williams

      Yawn gives ‘stupid’ a bad name.

      You know what it is about the guy, he doesn’t even know what he doesn’t even know what he doesn’t know.
      Seems like a good guy, but as a pundit……………..?


    28. lobo91
      29 | July 7, 2017 10:25 pm

      President Trump’s Warsaw Speech Evoked President Reagan’s Cold War Rhetoric, Not The Alt-Right’s

      President Trump gave a stirring defense of western civilization on Thursday morning in Warsaw ahead of the G-20 summit in Germany. In a remarkably candid speech about the threats facing the West, Trump praised Poland for resisting communist and Nazi efforts “to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity—indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity.”

      Speaking at Krasinski Square in front of the iconic Warsaw Uprising monument marking Poland’s 1944 resistance to Nazi occupation, Trump proclaimed, somewhat dramatically, “Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph.”

      The world hasn’t heard such language from a U.S. president since Ronald Reagan inveighed against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But apparently it’s racist and fascist these days to talk about resisting tyranny and defending western values—or even to talk about western civilization as such. The Guardian worried about Trump’s use of the word “civilization,” noting that he used it ten times, and claiming the speech “pits western world against barbarians at the gates” and calls for “a clash of civilisations.”

      Vox blurted out the headline, “Trump’s speech in Poland sounded like an alt-right manifesto,” calling it “a speech that often resorted to rhetorical conceits typically used by the European and American alt-right. It sounded, at times, not just like the populists of the present but the populists of the past.” The New Republic’s Jeet Heer tweeted that Trump’s speech, “is evidence of how alt right still has a voice in White House” and later posted a commentary saying it “redefined the West in nativist terms.”

      Even The Atlantic’s James Fallows compared Trump’s rhetoric to the Nazi propaganda film, “Triumph of the Will,” saying Trump “represents our country as just another tribe.”

      These reactions belie a worldview that rejects entirely the very idea of “western civilization,” and insists that appeals to Enlightenment principles and cultural cohesion are inherently racist and fascist. And there’s a reason for that. As my colleague David Harsanyi noted, “many of the same people who believe Western values are alt-right dog-whistles want you to adopt a new set of values that have nothing to do with the founding principles and everything to do with their policy preferences.”


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | July 7, 2017 10:41 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Seems like a good guy,

      he does seem like a good guy, but the bottom line is he’s not very bright.

      @ lobo91:

      WTF does ‘alt-right’ even mean?


    30. 31 | July 7, 2017 10:44 pm

      Tucker and Dale vs Evil.

      Too damned funny…


    31. lobo91
      32 | July 7, 2017 10:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      WTF does ‘alt-right’ even mean?

      If you figure it out, let me know


    32. eaglesoars
      33 | July 7, 2017 10:48 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Tucker and Dale vs Evil.

      Too damned funny…

      I know it’s hot where you are. I heard 117 in Vegas today. I can’t even…the hottest I’ve ever known is 104


    33. lobo91
      34 | July 7, 2017 10:53 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The thermometer in my company vehicle in Kuwait only went up to 122 (there’s actually a law in Kuwait that temperatures higher than that can’t be displayed). It usually hit that before 9 am.


    34. eaglesoars
      35 | July 7, 2017 10:57 pm

      @ lobo91:

      see I can’t figure out how civilizations take root in places like that. But obviously…………..


    35. lobo91
      36 | July 7, 2017 11:03 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      see I can’t figure out how civilizations take root in places like that. But obviously…………..

      Who said there was civilization there?


    36. lobo91
      37 | July 7, 2017 11:13 pm

      This is hilarious (definitely NSFW):


    37. Aussie Infidel
      38 | July 8, 2017 7:28 am

      All Blacks vs. Lions

      15 all

      What a tremendous game.

      Auckland is awash with Lions and All Black fans partying on

      Great series one game apiece and the decider drawn 15 to 15

      🙂

      Rugby heaven!


    38. coldwarrior
      39 | July 8, 2017 7:38 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      I wasn’t aware that the anarchists had a trade policy…

      what? you didnt watch their convention when they set the planks?

      😆


    39. coldwarrior
      40 | July 8, 2017 7:42 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      dammit….

      spoiler alert.

      🙁


    40. RIX
      41 | July 8, 2017 8:00 am

      Good morning . While we are talking sports the Chicago sports media is in mass hysteria over the Cubs, “what’s wrong with the Cubbies?” “They need another starter, Maybe Maddon is not the right manager. They need a
      club house leader.”‘ The Cubs are a 500 ball club headed to the All Star break, which before last year would have
      been over achieving. The White Sox are in last place,but the media here is not exatly sure who they are.
      When the Sox won it all in 05 (11and 1 in the playoffs the media was not enthusiaric. They were the equivalent
      of Republican #never trumpers. So I take a little perverse glee in this.
      Ok, back to relevant discussions.


    41. 43 | July 8, 2017 1:02 pm

      RIX wrote:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/g20-summit-embarrassment-germanys-merkel-bows-saudi-arabian-state-minister/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Frau Helga channels Obama.

      Bowing to a state official from Saudi Arabia (home of Mecca and Medina) is symbolic of national submission to Islam.


    42. 44 | July 8, 2017 1:07 pm

      Mmmm mmm mmm, Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and hash-browns… with a side of OJ…

      Hows your Saturday morning shaping up?


    43. Deplorable Bumr50
      45 | July 8, 2017 5:21 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Blah.

      I had to work today.


    44. coldwarrior
      46 | July 8, 2017 5:43 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      work…sleep…work…sleep…


    45. 47 | July 8, 2017 5:46 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      work…sleep…work…sleep…

      Bah… was 110 in the shade here 2 hours ago. Thank god clouds and a 15 mph wind rolled in, its down to a nearly chilly 96 degrees now.


    46. coldwarrior
      48 | July 8, 2017 6:14 pm

      new thread….

      …salt mines…


    47. RIX
      49 | July 8, 2017 8:39 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/g20-summit-embarrassment-germanys-merkel-bows-saudi-arabian-state-minister/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Frau Helga channels Obama.

      Bowing to a state official from Saudi Arabia (home of Mecca and Medina) is symbolic of national submission to Islam.

      Exactly.


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