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    by Bunk X ( 52 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at March 2nd, 2018 - 12:36 am

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    1. 2 | March 2, 2018 12:45 am

      Here’s a link to when Andrew Breitbart called into to Blogmock Radio. Fun times.

      http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blogmocracy/2011/10/03/blogmocracy-live–diary-of-daedalus-edition


    2. 3 | March 2, 2018 12:54 am

      @ Bunk X:
      Rodan did a great job on that interview.


    3. coldwarrior
      5 | March 2, 2018 10:47 am

      boy oh boy…cnbc/bloomberg etc are full of coulds and mights reporting on these tariffs….all conjecture and propaganda.


    4. darkwords
      6 | March 2, 2018 11:38 am

      People are assuming tariffs are always bad. In general yes? To fight foreign corruption or rescue a savabe dieing industry maybe no?


    5. eaglesoars
      7 | March 2, 2018 12:19 pm

      @ darkwords:

      or national security

      did you know that during WW II coal miners weren’t allowed to serve in the military because they needed them in the mines? To mine the coal to make the steel to make the planes and ships. My uncle was one of those miners.

      One of the reasons Japan felt compelled to aggression was rubber. They were naturally short on oil also. They got oil from the U.S., rubber from the Brit Malay holdings, but those were the 2 big countries trying to stem Japan’s expansion. Rock/hard place. By 1942, they had all the primary natural producers under their control, which forced the creation of the synthetic rubber industry in the U.S. Long story short, you control the natural resources your military needs or you don’t fight. Trump is absolutely right for this reason alone.


    6. eaglesoars
      8 | March 2, 2018 12:22 pm

      Condi Rice speaks Truth to Stupid about guns

      ———
      “I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties,” she explained. “There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham Police were going to protect you.”

      “And so when White Knight Riders would come through our neighborhood,” she said, “my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.”

      “I don’t think they actually ever hit anybody,” she continued. “But they protected the neighborhood. And I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where those guns were he would have rounded them up.”

      “And so, I don’t favor some things like gun registration,” she said to a suddenly silent crowd.
      —————

      https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/03/01/condoleezza-rice-stuns-the-view-audience-with-amazing-story-about-2nd-amendment-rights


    7. coldwarrior
      9 | March 2, 2018 12:39 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      People are assuming tariffs are always bad

      they quit teaching economics in school for a reason


    8. coldwarrior
      10 | March 2, 2018 1:03 pm

      The price of a six-pack of beer will rise by about 1 cent, and car manufactures will pass along a $45 increase per passenger car, according to Navarro. Despite concern over international companies imposing their own sanctions and raising prices for U.S. consumers, Navarro is not worried about retaliation. “This whole idea that there’s a big downstream effect—it’s just part of the fake news that’s going to be put out to oppose these tariffs,” Navarro said. “A penny for a six pack of beer—that’s worth it to put Americans back to work in two industries that we need.”

      http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/trump-tariff-effects-on-beer-and-cars-minimal-trade-director-peter-navarro


    9. coldwarrior
      11 | March 2, 2018 1:15 pm

      ok, i have watched enough of the market news. not ONE of them bothered mentioning the tarriffs that our goods are up against and the illegal subsidies placed on steel etc in china, korea, brazil,

      no one mentioned that these steel/aluminum tariffs are 100% LEGAL and backed by law.

      $45 increase on a $35000 car. 1c on a 6pack (provided that they aren’t recycle cans then its no increase)

      the financial press makes me sad because usually these guys get it.


    10. 13 | March 2, 2018 1:27 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Long story short, you control the natural resources your military needs or you don’t fight.

      And that my dear, is exactly why the Marxist Clinton and Obama gave them away. The whole point of shifting petroleum, steel, aluminum, rare earth metals and heavy manufacturing production out of the US was to muzzle the US. And who was the recipient of majority of those production shift?

      Can anybody say… China? The one thing that has kept China from genuinely being belligerent on the world stage, is China’s inability to secure a genuinely significant and stable petroleum supply.

      There are all these armchair theories of why Hitler lost WWII. 99% of them are wrong. Hitler lost for 1 reason. He ran out of petroleum to fuel his military. A tank that cannot go anywhere is a doomed tank, it might as well not exist because it is going to get whomever tries to use it killed.

      A modern military goes exactly nowhere without petroleum based fuels, and every military on earth knows this. A military with fuel and modern computer based electronics crushes a military with fuel but no modern computer based electronics without mercy.

      A military, regardless of how modern it is, that cannot construct new and replacement weapons systems stays at home and practices drills and pretends they can defend themselves against invading military’s.

      I am convinced that this was the whole Clinton/Bush/Obama plan. Muzzle America as the Marxist Socialists and Islam divided and conquered the rest of the world free from any significant American interference.


    11. eaglesoars
      14 | March 2, 2018 1:31 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      the financial press makes me sad because usually these guys get it.

      I’ll have to take a look-see at WSJ and see what they say. I’ve generally stopped reading them, also

      @ coldwarrior:
      @ doriangrey:

      So, as long as you’re both here – dorian mentioned he did a thread on rare earth minerals some time back. Would it be possible to exhume it and re-post it?


    12. eaglesoars
      15 | March 2, 2018 1:34 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      The stupid. It HURTS!

      https://www.chicksonright.com/2018/03/02/science-says-trump-supporters-dont-like-smelly-pits-and-were-supposed-to-think-thats-a-bad-thing/

      a link between people who show distaste for body odor and a tendency to back authoritarian rulers.

      really? Then explain the French, their perfume industry notwithstanding. My understanding is that Pais in the summer is positively rank and they seem to love strong men.


    13. eaglesoars
      16 | March 2, 2018 1:38 pm

      D.C. is shut down because of the winds. Computer svcs are interrupted, power failures all over, both airports closed, fed gov’t closed.

      who needs nukes?


    14. coldwarrior
      17 | March 2, 2018 2:15 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      So, as long as you’re both here – dorian mentioned he did a thread on rare earth minerals some time back. Would it be possible to exhume it and re-post it?

      i’m looking for it


    15. eaglesoars
      18 | March 2, 2018 2:19 pm

      This is one of the most chilling things I’ve read in months

      Enemies of the People

      It’s a bit long but well worth it. David Brooks is quoted from one of his recent articles and my jaw dropped

      It could be that you can win more important victories through an aggressive cultural crusade than you can through legislation. Progressives could be on the verge of delegitimizing their foes, on guns but also much else, rendering them untouchable for anybody who wants to stay in polite society. That would produce social changes far vaster than limiting assault rifles.

      Two things have fundamentally changed the landscape. First, over the past two years conservatives have self-marginalized. In supporting Donald Trump they have tied themselves to a man whose racial prejudices, sexual behavior and personal morality put him beyond the pale of decent society.

      polite society? decent society? Make no mistake, this is code for dehumanization of the other

      Brooks concludes:

      The only thing I’d say to my progressive friends is, be careful how you win your victories. It is one thing to win by persuasion and another thing to win by elite cultural intimidation. Illiberalism breeds illiberalism. Using elite power, whether economic or cultural, to silence less educated foes usually produces a backlash.

      ‘less educated foes’

      The piece continues citing cultural suppression of conservatives including Mike Huckabee’s recent removal from some board about Country Music because he supports traditional marriage.

      Kurt Schlichter is right. They hate us and they want us dead. Conduct yourself accordingly

      http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/enemies-of-the-people/


    16. eaglesoars
      19 | March 2, 2018 2:19 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      *mwah*


    17. eaglesoars
      20 | March 2, 2018 2:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      ‘less educated foes’

      untermenchen


    18. coldwarrior
      21 | March 2, 2018 2:32 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      ‘less educated foes’

      untermenchen

      we must really be driving the elitists crazy, they know that we don’t need them anymore and they are losing money.


    19. eaglesoars
      22 | March 2, 2018 2:36 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      they know that we don’t need them anymore

      did we ever? They may have thought so, I never have.


    20. eaglesoars
      23 | March 2, 2018 2:43 pm

      Why did the humanitarian philosophy of eighteenth century Europe usher in the Reign of Terror? It did not happen by chance; it followed from the original premise, objective and means pro posed. The objective is to do good to others as a primary justification of existence; the means is the power of the collective; and the premise is that “good” is collective.

      reprint from God of the Machine, 1943


    21. eaglesoars
      24 | March 2, 2018 2:46 pm

      oh yeah, the link

      https://fee.org/articles/the-humanitarian-with-the-guillotine/


    22. coldwarrior
      25 | March 2, 2018 2:46 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      did we ever? They may have thought so, I never have.

      oh, we all did. we parroted their prose, bought their columns, and believed that they were genuine.


    23. eaglesoars
      26 | March 2, 2018 2:50 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      believed that they were genuine.

      ok, that part is true. I did believe them.


    24. 27 | March 2, 2018 2:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I did believe them.

      Not me, not for one second.


    25. coldwarrior
      29 | March 2, 2018 3:14 pm


    26. darkwords
      30 | March 2, 2018 3:17 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      I’ve never doubted that Obama/Sanders/Clinton would love to equalize military strength around the world. On our dime. Part of their diversity process. Safer though to erect Obama U in Baghdad though. Once it’s safe for anyone to go to college there then maybe we can equalize our military under Starfleet command.


    27. coldwarrior
      31 | March 2, 2018 3:52 pm

      what a difference a year makes

      April 6, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
      U.S. News & World Report

      EU Imposes Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Steel
      More

      BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on steel products from China to stop them flooding Europe’s struggling steel market.

      The Commission said Thursday that an investigation has confirmed that Chinese hot-rolled flat steel has been sold in Europe at dumping prices.

      The Chinese exports will now be taxed with duties ranging from 18.1 percent to 35.9 percent.


    28. AZfederalist
      32 | March 2, 2018 6:05 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      did you know that during WW II coal miners weren’t allowed to serve in the military because they needed them in the mines? To mine the coal to make the steel to make the planes and ships. My uncle was one of those miners.

      Some farmers as well. My dad was not drafted nor allowed to enlist because farm production was considered critical.


    29. coldwarrior
      33 | March 2, 2018 6:20 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      the railroad and steel mills and mines here were the same. the railroaders who i knew said they worked 12hr shifts for weeks straight. the local parish would go and serve mass at the rail yard as most of the workers of of the parish (italian immigrants).


    30. eaglesoars
      34 | March 2, 2018 6:21 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      I didn’t know that. Crops or animal husbandry?


    31. eaglesoars
      35 | March 2, 2018 6:41 pm

      If Hubby had any hair it would be on fire. China says it’s going to retaliate against soy beans “and all our farmers are going to go out of business”

      uh huh


    32. coldwarrior
      36 | March 2, 2018 6:46 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      😆

      they cant grow enough food to feed themselves, good luck with that.


    33. AZfederalist
      37 | March 2, 2018 6:51 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I didn’t know that. Crops or animal husbandry?

      In their case it was both, probably more driven by grain production. This was eastern Colorado


    34. eaglesoars
      38 | March 2, 2018 7:01 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      they cant grow enough food to feed themselves, good luck with that.

      I know. I just roll my eyes. “So, how much arable land do they have?”. And they still have rural starvation if the weather tanks. There is no Plan B for them.


    35. eaglesoars
      39 | March 2, 2018 7:03 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      This was eastern Colorado

      thanks.

      So they’re nailing McCabe for the leaks? Does he get prosecuted? Or just “You bad thing, you!”


    36. 40 | March 2, 2018 7:35 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      So they’re nailing McCabe for the leaks? Does he get prosecuted? Or just “You bad thing, you!”

      He probably gets a promotion and a raise.


    37. RIX
      41 | March 2, 2018 8:07 pm

      Saw Steven Hayes on a panel tonight with Bret Baier. The topic was Trump and tariffs.
      He opined that ”He does not understand trade.”. So working for The Weekly Standard for Bill Kristol gave him
      more knowledge about trade than a man who was an international real estate developer.
      I have met Steven Hayes a couple of times at conferences and spent some time talking with him. He seems like a really nice guy, but carrying water for Bill Krisol ain’t gettin it.


    38. eaglesoars
      42 | March 2, 2018 8:21 pm

      @ RIX:

      Hayes is a nevertrumper in his own right, he doesn’t need to carry water for Thurston Howell the Turd. I forget what the subject was, but he was opining about Trump and he was so upset his lower lip was trembling. It was something minor, like a tweet I think.

      You’d think that these people would at least charge Trump rent for the space he takes up in their heads.


    39. RIX
      43 | March 2, 2018 8:45 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Hayes is a never Trumpers, but I think a lot of it comes from pleasing his boss ?


    40. eaglesoars
      44 | March 2, 2018 8:54 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Hayes is a never Trumpers, but I think a lot of it comes from pleasing his boss ?

      I don’t know the man, I have no idea, but I would be surprised if he were that much of a twat.


    41. RIX
      45 | March 2, 2018 9:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Hayes is a never Trumpers, but I think a lot of it comes from pleasing his boss ?

      I don’t know the man, I have no idea, but I would be surprised if he were that much of a twat.

      He is a good guy, so you may be right. But Kristol signs his paycheck and that is a strong influence.


    42. eaglesoars
      47 | March 2, 2018 9:44 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Accused the Japanese of dumping forklift trucks and color picture tubes;

      color picture tubes. Those were the days.


    43. coldwarrior
      48 | March 2, 2018 9:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      tubular!


    44. eaglesoars
      49 | March 2, 2018 10:47 pm

      this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in days. Le Petit Dauphin Trudeau trying to answer a question about the trade tariff

      https://www.spencerfernando.com/2018/03/02/train-wreck-watch-trudeaus-incoherent-attempt-discuss-steel-tariffs/


    45. coldwarrior
      50 | March 2, 2018 11:33 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      oh good lord.


    46. eaglesoars
      51 | March 2, 2018 11:35 pm

      By accident I’ve found something that stops Mia in her tracks

      video of Prince’s Little Red Corvette.

      she’s hypnotized

      bed time nite


    47. eaglesoars
      52 | March 2, 2018 11:37 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      oh good lord.

      told ya!


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