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  • Weekend Open and Book Thread

    by coldwarrior ( 115 Comments › )
    Filed under Academia, China, Economy, History, Open thread, saturday lecture series at March 2nd, 2018 - 10:37 pm

    Weekend Open!

    While I’ve been sick this past week I started reading this: Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order, I am over half way through it. A good write-up can be had here. Give it to a Nevertrumper, Free-trade fool and help change a clouded and confused mind.

     

    Enjoy the Weekend!

     

    PS: Chairman Xi just abolished term limits so that he can stay in power for the rest of his life and the #Nevertrump are upset at Trump for leveling the playing the field on trade.

    AND: This is required reading, because NAFTA is next

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    115 Responses to “Weekend Open and Book Thread”
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    1. Deplorable Bumr50
      1 | March 3, 2018 12:16 am

      This is a thank you to the ladies, everywhere.

      shelter from the storm – bob dylan from me.greg on Vimeo.


    2. Deplorable Bumr50
      2 | March 3, 2018 12:17 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Oh crap, it’s big.

      I’ll get rid of it if anybody gets irritated…


    3. 3 | March 3, 2018 7:14 am

      Well hell, I have a headache that has been hanging on for 3 days now, (Comes and goes) if it does not go away in the next day or 2 I guess I will have to go get my head examined. By the time they died all 3 of my siblings had brain cancer so headaches that are persistent tend to worry me.


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | March 3, 2018 7:31 am

      @ doriangrey:

      explain to me why you are waiting?


    5. 5 | March 3, 2018 7:32 am

      @ doriangrey:
      With any luck (Not that I have ever had much of that) this will simply turn out to be a caffeine headache. But if I up and disappear on all of ya…


    6. 6 | March 3, 2018 7:35 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Because it seems to go away for awhile when I drink coffee, so it might just be a caffeine withdrawal headache. Yea, it started when I had 1 cup of coffee in the morning instead of 2.


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | March 3, 2018 7:38 am

      @ doriangrey:

      how is the vision? any numbness? go to the doc anyway, I have enough to worry about m’ay?


    8. 8 | March 3, 2018 7:41 am

      @ doriangrey:
      A few years ago I kept ign


    9. 9 | March 3, 2018 7:42 am

      @ right_wing2:
      ignoring chest pain…

      New feature suggestion: Ability to edit a post.


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | March 3, 2018 9:13 am

      watch this. Carl Icahn sold off a bunch of steel-related stock a week before Trump made his announcement. The reports are qualifying his name with “Trump’s friend”, implying he had inside info based on his friendship with Trump

      Did anyone listen to Wilbur Ross at Davos mid-February? He could NOT have been more explicit that all this was going to be addressed. Anybody with half a brain would at least thought about a strategy if they held financial paper like that.


    11. darkwords
      11 | March 3, 2018 11:11 am

      I think the xi change will make China more moderate. Though I don’t know how China centric xi is.


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | March 3, 2018 11:23 am

      darkwords wrote:

      Though I don’t know how China centric xi is.

      Think Mao in a western suit. Forget moderate, he’s an expansionist, we just deployed some ships to the South China Sea – again – because he’s acting up – again. Japan is getting increasingly nervous and the looming question is whether Trump will ok nukes for them.

      feel better?


    13. darkwords
      13 | March 3, 2018 11:33 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Lol. Not really. Not at all. I learned some Chinese in college. Traveled there in the aughts. I was a strong Chinaphile. But when in China ran into a simmering nationalist fervor not covered in textbooks. For me the more blue jeans we can sell them and the more Eminem records they play the closer they are to our vest. Extreme Chinese is like extreme Islam , wherever they set foot they claim eternal rights.


    14. darkwords
      14 | March 3, 2018 11:37 am

      Which saves more American lives?
      1. Banning Muslim immigration because they are future trigger pulling potential.
      2. Banning guns by banning the NRA so Broward County can rescue


    15. eaglesoars
      15 | March 3, 2018 12:00 pm

      @ darkwords:

      I am fascinated by China, studied the language for a couple semesters in high school (my teacher’s name was Mr. Mandarin, believe it or not!). But with only one exception, everyone I have worked with from the mainland has suspicion bred into the bone, lying is 2nd nature and fear is the motivating emotion. And those are people who have lived in the west for a few years. That tells me a lot about the culture they were raised in. To some extent, it’s understandable. What they suffered under Japan an earlier under the White Devil is horrific. Even people raised in Taiwan are not immune. I had a woman on my team from there, Ming Li. If I thought someone’s resume looked promising, I’d pass it around for feedback. She returned one from a Michael Yamamoto, born and raised in Hawaii, with one word. No. What’s the problem? He’s Japanese. No, he’s American of Japanese descent, he’s never been to Japan as far as I can tell. She threatened to quit if I so much as brought him in for an interview. And she meant it.

      This stuff runs deep


    16. AZfederalist
      16 | March 3, 2018 12:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This stuff runs deep

      Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans all hate one another. They have each invaded one anothers’ territories for centuries and committed horrible atrocities. None of them is immune from accusation. Given this, it is really amazing that Lil’ Kim and his country can be so close to China. Apparently Marxism is a deeper held than the ancestral animosities.


    17. lobo91
      17 | March 3, 2018 12:24 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      If you really want to piss off Japanese people, point out that DNA analysis shows that they descended from Koreans. They’ll vehemently deny it, but it’s true.

      And it makes sense, if you think about it. Humans didn’t spontaneously appear on an island chain, after all. The had to have migrated there from someplace. And where’s the closest place they could have come from?

      The Korean peninsula.


    18. darkwords
      18 | March 3, 2018 12:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      That is my exact experience also. The Chinese I know have a deep unrelenting hatred of Japanese. It surprises me when I hear it. Maybe not so true for the ABC’s who are trained to be victims of the west instead of Japan.


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | March 3, 2018 12:49 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans all hate one another.

      heh. We live on a ‘pipestem’. A common driveway wit 4 houses, 2 on each side. When we first moved in, there was a Korean wife (american husband) living across the drive from a Japanese family that included the ancient grandmother.

      So one day Qwong decided to have her entire extended family over to make kimchee from scratch and bury it in the yard to ferment.

      I’m not sure exactly what set it off but by the time I realized the yelling I heard wasn’t coming from the TV and got outside, grandma was waving her sun umbrella like a club and the Korean ladies were pelting her with anything they could find on the ground.

      I reminded them that Americans won the last war, the next war hasn’t been declared yet and anybody in the mood for a fight was going to have to go thru the American lady first.

      funniest thing I ever saw. Qwong gave me some kimchee, too, which I love.


    20. 20 | March 3, 2018 1:55 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      They have each invaded one anothers’ territories for centuries and committed horrible atrocities.

      A fact which none of them will willingly admit to.

      https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/History_of_Japan%E2%80%93Korea_relations.html


    21. Deplorable Bumr50
      21 | March 3, 2018 3:05 pm

      Well, my day seems somehow better now…

      Kenya doctors ‘perform brain surgery on wrong patient’

      Staff from nurses to the CEO have been suspended at a Nairobi hospital after the wrong patient underwent brain surgery.

      One patient needed surgery for a blood clot on the brain, the other only non-invasive treatment for swelling.

      But a horrifying mix-up of identification tags saw the wrong man operated on, reports say.

      The doctors did not realise their mistake until “hours into the surgery”, the Daily Nation reported.

      They then realised “there was no blood clot”.

      The patient who was operated on is recovering, the hospital says, and an investigation is under way. Regulators have demanded a report and plan to hold a hearing.

      Social media users have expressed shock that such an incident could have been allowed to happen.

      It comes only six weeks after the health minister ordered an investigation into claims new mothers were sexually assaulted at the same hospital.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43255648


    22. RIX
      22 | March 3, 2018 3:08 pm

      Ok, it is time foe “RIX MOVIE REVIEW!!!!!!
      Just got back from seeing Death Wish with Bruce Willis. My wife did not come with me because she does not
      like violent movies and I assured her that this is.
      It is loosely based on the old Charles Bronson movie but more intense.
      I won’t spoil it for you but the story is about a doctor living with his wife and daughter on Chicago’s North Shore.
      He is at the ER when some thugs break in to rob the place while his wife and soon to be a college freshman daughter
      are home.
      Things go sideways and the Willis character administers justice over and over and over.
      There is a lot of blood, but it fits is not gratuitous and fits the plot.
      I recognized a lot of the locations. See this move. Imo it is great, but not something that Hollywood gives awards to.


    23. eaglesoars
      23 | March 3, 2018 3:46 pm

      As this is also a book thread, I can recommend “Asia’s Reckoning: The Struggle for Global Dominance” by Richard McGregor

      About China and Japan. Good background on the politics, history and players


    24. eaglesoars
      24 | March 3, 2018 6:15 pm

      @ RIX:

      Warning: Five Unhinged Slams Against ‘Death Wish’ Remake

      “Death Wish” is such a masturbatory fantasy for modern conservatives because it suggests that every do-gooder Democrat is really just a Republican waiting to happen

      the rest are fun, too


    25. RIX
      25 | March 3, 2018 6:41 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Warning: Five Unhinged Slams Against ‘Death Wish’ Remake

      “Death Wish” is such a masturbatory fantasy for modern conservatives because it suggests that every do-gooder Democrat is really just a Republican waiting to happen

      the rest are fun, too

      Yeah, I read that it was a paranoid fantasy or something. Actually it was not politically correct, and everyone
      in the theatre got it. The problem libs have with the movie is that the culprits are not white supremacis, or
      fanatical Christians. If that was the case they would love it, but it would be nonsense


    26. eaglesoars
      26 | March 3, 2018 6:46 pm

      RIX wrote:

      The problem libs have with the movie is that

      ..they all wish they were Bruce Willis and know it ain’t happening


    27. RIX
      27 | March 3, 2018 7:04 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      The problem libs have with the movie is that

      ..they all wish they were Bruce Willis and know it ain’t happening

      That is probably true. He does a good job in the movie. The flick is not about social justice, it is all about justice.


    28. 28 | March 3, 2018 8:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I seem to remember some Korean lady coming to help my mom out in Ethiopia. Made a mean Korean fried rice!


    29. 29 | March 3, 2018 8:50 pm

      @ RIX:

      But is Chicago…saveable? I wonder about that….


    30. RIX
      30 | March 3, 2018 9:45 pm

      Deplorable Macker wrote:

      @ RIX:

      But is Chicago…saveable? I wonder about that….

      It is in tough shape.


    31. rain of lead
      31 | March 3, 2018 10:47 pm

      so the girls archery tourney was in Sparta tn, halfway to Knoxville
      does great, shoots new personal best 268
      on the way out, says hey, fall creek falls is just 20 miles down the road, let’s go check it out
      ok
      this is what we saw

      Fall Creek Falls – Tennessee by drone
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs57KylQxUc


    32. rain of lead
      32 | March 3, 2018 10:52 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      oh yeah and she got about 5 hrs of driving in


    33. Deplorable Bumr50
      33 | March 3, 2018 11:53 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      That’s a cool trip.

      How are you when she drives?

      I have difficulty being a passenger when my wife drives. I always keep my mouth shut, though.

      I’m assuming you taught your daughter, so she probably drives more like you than my wife does me…


    34. 34 | March 4, 2018 1:18 am

      Department of Veterans Affairs is hiring a Veterans Rep here. I’m going to apply but without any ‘points’ as a Vet, I’m not holding my breath.


    35. Deplorable Bumr50
      35 | March 4, 2018 2:19 am

      @ right_wing2:

      You’re still working, right?


    36. rain of lead
      36 | March 4, 2018 6:29 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      How are you when she drives?

      she tries really hard to obey the speed limits so….nothing like me

      smart girl, she’s heard my tales of tickets and car related f-ups
      and is trying to not make those same mistakes


    37. RIX
      37 | March 4, 2018 8:51 am

      https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/03/03/theyre-helping-some-celebs-at-the-oscars-will-be-wearing-anti-gun-violence-pins/
      @ Twitchy
      Good morning. Celebs will,wear orange anti gun violence at theAcabemy Awards tonight.
      How totally courageous and not a bit trendy./


    38. eaglesoars
      38 | March 4, 2018 9:11 am

      @ RIX:

      orange is the new black


    39. RIX
      39 | March 4, 2018 9:13 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      What didn’t somebody think of this before? This will totally end gun violence.


    40. eaglesoars
      40 | March 4, 2018 9:20 am

      @ RIX:

      It takes the creative genius of the culture that gave us Jim Carey and Sarah Silverman to come up with it.


    41. 41 | March 4, 2018 9:22 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      I’m still at the call center, but I’ve got to find something that pays a heck of a lot more.


    42. RIX
      42 | March 4, 2018 9:52 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      It takes the creative genius of the culture that gave us Jim Carey and Sarah Silverman to come up with it.

      In fairness the same culture also produced Chelsea Handler. Oh wait…………..


    43. RIX
      43 | March 4, 2018 10:27 am

      Chris Wallace just had Peter Navarro a Trump economic adviser on about tariffs. Every time he asked the guy
      a question he cut him off before he could finish his answer and peppered him with another one.
      The guy finally had enough and said “I am going to finish my answer “ Wallace of course got all snarky and
      condensending. Why have an expert on if you will not let him talk?
      I have always thought that Chris Wallace was a jack ass. He always confirms my point.


    44. eaglesoars
      44 | March 4, 2018 10:49 am

      @ RIX:

      I saw that. IS A TRADE WAR A GOOD THING? I’M ASKING THE QUESTION!

      We know Chris, and we’d like to hear the answer if you’d just shut up.

      Wallace said one thing, tho, that I haven’t had time to check. Something about Tillerson not thinking it was a good idea.


    45. RIX
      45 | March 4, 2018 11:13 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Chris Wallace sees himself as a celebrity news man and an expert in all things.
      He insisted on using a multiplier on additional costs for goods due to tariffs. To the consumer though an additional
      $45 per vehicle is the only thing that is relevant.
      Steel workers jobs etc may not seem important in Midtown, but I bet jobs for smart ask news guys are,


    46. lobo91
      46 | March 4, 2018 11:45 am

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Chris Wallace sees himself as a celebrity news man and an expert in all things.
      He insisted on using a multiplier on additional costs for goods due to tariffs. To the consumer though an additional
      $45 per vehicle is the only thing that is relevant.
      Steel workers jobs etc may not seem important in Midtown, but I bet jobs for smart ask news guys are,

      And is $45 extra on a $30,000 vehicle even relevant to the buyer?


    47. RIX
      47 | March 4, 2018 12:20 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Chris Wallace sees himself as a celebrity news man and an expert in all things.
      He insisted on using a multiplier on additional costs for goods due to tariffs. To the consumer though an additional
      $45 per vehicle is the only thing that is relevant.
      Steel workers jobs etc may not seem important in Midtown, but I bet jobs for smart ask news guys are,

      And is $45 extra on a $30,000 vehicle even relevant to the buyer?

      Not a whole lot, it would hardly be noticed. But Chris Wallace insisted on muliplying $175 (his figure) times the total
      number of potential car buyers.


    48. lobo91
      49 | March 4, 2018 2:34 pm

      Excellent speech about gun control from the VA House of Delegates:


    49. RIX
      50 | March 4, 2018 2:37 pm

      White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on “Fox News Sunday” that Chris Wallace’s question about infighting in the White House was a “cheap shot.”

      “Some White House senior staff accuse you of guerilla warfare, saying that you sneak around the West Wing and go into the Oval Office and run around policy meetings to personally lobby the president and that, frankly, a number of senior staff were surprised when the president made this announcement on Thursday,” Wallace said during an interview with Navarro on Sunday, referring to President Trump’s recently announced tariffs.

      “How do you plea?” Wallace asked.

      “I would say that sitting here on Sunday with you, that’s a bit of a cheap shot, that there is no facts and evidence to support that,” Navarro responded.
      @ The Hill
      I saw this interview in real time. This is Chris Wallace interviewing Peter Navarro a White House economic adviser.
      This is an incredible cheap shot in a totally rude and snot nose interview.
      The guy should have got up , unmiced and said ,”This interview is over a—hole”


    50. eaglesoars
      51 | March 4, 2018 4:11 pm

      RIX wrote:

      “Some White House senior staff

      The ‘journalistic’ equivalent of anon.source.. “I’m an escort, not a hooker!”


    51. coldwarrior
      52 | March 4, 2018 4:15 pm

      @ lobo91:
      THAT was excellent!


    52. coldwarrior
      53 | March 4, 2018 4:27 pm

      Sir Roger Bannister has passed.


    53. RIX
      54 | March 4, 2018 4:50 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      “Some White House senior staff

      The ‘journalistic’ equivalent of anon.source.. “I’m an escort, not a hooker!”

      Exactly, and it’s a sleazy tactic.


    54. eaglesoars
      55 | March 4, 2018 5:19 pm

      @ lobo91:

      The ancient Greeks would applaud that one!


    55. Aussie Infidel
      56 | March 4, 2018 6:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      The ancient Greeks would applaud that one!

      Bannister was always strong right to the line. An honest champion and a good man. Rest easy Sir Roger, you ran a great race.


    56. 57 | March 4, 2018 6:26 pm

      Oh good God, now they’re looking at UAE money going to the Trump campaign.

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/377047-report-mueller-team-looking-into-possible-united-arab-emirates-money-into-trump-campaign/


    57. RIX
      58 | March 4, 2018 7:46 pm

      @ right_wing2:
      It is past time to shut Muller down. Comeys buddy is part of the Coup D’ Etat attempt to overturn the
      election. Sessions recusing himself led to Rosenstien, and Muller. It seems to me that Sessions
      constantly refuses to do his job.


    58. Deplorable Bumr50
      59 | March 4, 2018 7:47 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      I think they’re just going through countries at this point.


    59. eaglesoars
      60 | March 4, 2018 8:23 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      The ancient Greeks would applaud that one!

      Bannister was always strong right to the line. An honest champion and a good man. Rest easy Sir Roger, you ran a great race.

      Indeed he was. But I was referring to the speech Del. Freitas gave. 😉


    60. Deplorable Bumr50
      61 | March 4, 2018 9:16 pm

      Colorado Lawmaker Switches Parties After Being Ousted As Democrat On Sexual Misconduct Allegations

      A Colorado state Democratic lawmaker was expelled Friday amid allegations by female colleagues about sexual harassment or abuse — but not before switching political parties.

      Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled by a 52-9 vote after five female state House members took their turns at the podium to come forward as victims of sexual harassment or abuse.

      Democrat Rep. Faith Winter and four other women accused Lebsock of harassment and intimidation inside the Capitol and at area bars and restaurants.

      Lebsock bitterly contested the claims, saying his accusers were lying and accusing an independent investigator of bias in concluding that the claims were credible.

      He becomes the second U.S. state lawmaker to be expelled since the #metoo movement emerged last fall. Last month, Arizona state Republican Rep. Don Shooter was expelled over misconduct claims; a California state senator resigned before colleagues tried to formally expel him amid sexual-misconduct allegations.

      Lebsock’s change of party will not end Colorado Democrats’ House majority. State Republicans can name his replacement, but they are purportedly considering passing on that privilege, which gives the task to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

      Their decision not to name a replacement is said to be related to Lebsock being a Democrat when allegedly committing such abuses.

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/376975-colorado-lawmaker-switches-parties-after-being-ousted-as-democrat-on-sexual-misconduct-allegations/

      DAFUQ???

      Idiots.


    61. lobo91
      62 | March 4, 2018 9:55 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Won’t change anything. There are 65 seats in the body. Currently 36 Dems, 28 Republicans, and one vacant.


    62. Deplorable Bumr50
      63 | March 4, 2018 10:00 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Still a seat, IMHO.


    63. eaglesoars
      64 | March 4, 2018 10:39 pm

      Facebook has shut out Gateway Pundit

      Why can’t some conservatives figure out a way to monetize this crap and build a competitor?

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/criminal-facebook-corporation-shut-gateway-pundit-today-conservative-beliefs-hell-gop/


    64. AZfederalist
      65 | March 4, 2018 10:47 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      I think they’re just going through countries at this point.

      Good news is that they are now to the “U”‘s, so after Zimbabwe, this nonsense will be done. /sarc


    65. AZfederalist
      66 | March 4, 2018 10:50 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Facebook has shut out Gateway Pundit

      Why can’t some conservatives figure out a way to monetize this crap and build a competitor?

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/criminal-facebook-corporation-shut-gateway-pundit-today-conservative-beliefs-hell-gop/

      Yeah, and they just want to make sure that “real news” is out there an that ISIS doesn’t have a platform.

      /Anybody who believes that is either complicit or a useful idiot. This is treading dangerous ground.


    66. Deplorable Bumr50
      67 | March 4, 2018 10:50 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      But Vanuatu stole the election…


    67. eaglesoars
      68 | March 4, 2018 10:57 pm

      It’s bluechecked so…from Trump about 20 mins ago

      I don’t know how much longer I can take this bullshit – so terrible! #Oscars

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


    68. lobo91
      69 | March 4, 2018 10:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      It’s bluechecked so…from Trump about 20 mins ago

      I don’t know how much longer I can take this bullshit – so terrible! #Oscars

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      I’m pretty sure the Dems will call for his impeachment over it


    69. eaglesoars
      70 | March 4, 2018 11:00 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      belay that – I just checked his TL and I don’t see it


    70. eaglesoars
      71 | March 4, 2018 11:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      belay that – I just checked his TL and I don’t see it

      It’s from 2014


    71. eaglesoars
      72 | March 4, 2018 11:03 pm

      This is stupid

      YouTube Hits Infowars With Third Strike as Free Speech Purge Goes Nuclear

      https://www.infowars.com/the-truth-behind-youtubes-purge-of-conservatives/


    72. 73 | March 4, 2018 11:05 pm

      Holy cow, Thomas Sowell liked one of my tweets. My week is complete. Hell, my month is complete!


    73. Deplorable Bumr50
      74 | March 4, 2018 11:08 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Nice!!


    74. eaglesoars
      75 | March 4, 2018 11:21 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Holy cow, Thomas Sowell liked one of my tweets. My week is complete. Hell, my month is complete!

      cripes! he’s on twitter?? congrats! (Daniel Pipes replied to a post of mine somewhere years ago and I floated for a week)


    75. eaglesoars
      76 | March 4, 2018 11:31 pm

      No joke, there’s a guy from Japan running the Iditarod this year, by the name of Michi. His first and not his own team either. That’s incredibly brave


    76. 77 | March 4, 2018 11:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The tweet in question: Maxine Waters claims Trump is racist for questioning her IQ. There are brilliant black men and women like JC Watts, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Col West, Tim Scott and Mia Love. Maxine isn’t one.

      Both Sowell & Walter Williams are on.


    77. eaglesoars
      78 | March 4, 2018 11:36 pm

      Frances McDormand wins best actress for Billboards or something


    78. eaglesoars
      79 | March 4, 2018 11:37 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      I miss Barbara Jordan


    79. eaglesoars
      80 | March 4, 2018 11:56 pm

      Gary Oldman best actor for Churchill/Darkest Hour


    80. eaglesoars
      81 | March 5, 2018 12:06 am

      bed tme nite


    81. Calo
      82 | March 5, 2018 12:16 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Gary Oldman best actor for Churchill/Darkest Hour

      I watched Churchill last night. Good movie, and made me realize how much history I don’t know about WWI. Any reading recommendations are welcome.


    82. eaglesoars
      83 | March 5, 2018 7:00 am

      Calo wrote:

      Any reading recommendations are welcome.

      Not exactly unbiased, but great history, one of his daughters, Mary Soames, wrote biographies of both her parents, Winston and Clementine.


    83. 84 | March 5, 2018 7:39 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Gary Oldman best actor for Churchill/Darkest Hour

      THANK GOD! It’s the ONLY good thing about the Oscars last night.
      #FilmActorsGuild #TheyAllKnew


    84. eaglesoars
      85 | March 5, 2018 8:14 am

      Fox is going to have that Virginia delegate on after break, Freitas I think his name is. Lobo posted his speech upthread

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      didn’t watch, just posted my twitter stuff


    85. 86 | March 5, 2018 9:22 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I can’t help it….”Mr. Mandarin” sounds like a great name for a chain of fast food chinese restaurants.


    86. eaglesoars
      87 | March 5, 2018 9:25 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Good morning! He was Chinese/American, I gather his family got that name at Ellis Island or something.

      Did you check yer email, I sent you a puppy video


    87. RIX
      88 | March 5, 2018 9:27 am

      Good morning. Did you watch the Oscars last night? We watched two episodes of the Walking Dead to try to
      catch up on the new season. There was one hour of the Awards left so why not?
      It eas about what I expected, nothing but Social Justice. It seemed like leaving the Walking Dead for the
      Brain Dead. One segment was a woman singing and the rapper Common layin down da word. He rapped against the NRA and then went on to the country belongs to immigrants like from Africa, Haiti and Puerto Rico.
      I do not think that this genius understands that Puerto Rican’s are Americans, not immigrants.


    88. 89 | March 5, 2018 9:28 am

      @ RIX:

      Rush goes on his show once a year and Rush fans always go after Wallace for constantly interrupting him when he tries to answer. Wallace gave as an excuse that “he wanted to move the conversation along.”

      Well here’s a thought dumbass – make the segment longer. You aren’t fooling anybody.

      Oh, I don’t know if anyone caught Mark Levin’s 1-hour interview with Devin Nunes on his new show on Fox last night. EXCELLENT. Learned a few things I didn’t already know. I just wish I could remember one of them this morning to bring something of interest to the table here.

      And sympathies on feeling ill, CW – that was me from Wednesday to now. Still feel like crap but have major stuff to do today.


    89. RIX
      90 | March 5, 2018 9:39 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      Chris Wallace is a fraud, there is nothing objective about him. He badgered Peter Navarro to the point
      of rudeness. Then speaking to a former Bush adviser who repudiated Trump and Navro, he was very
      respectful with no interruptions.


    90. 91 | March 5, 2018 9:42 am

      @ RIX:

      Fox could lose him, Shep Smith and that idiot Blonde from Fox and Friends any time. I watch OAN news now anyway, but I enjoy Levin’s new show, as it’s a one-hour interview format and therefore perfect for watching in the a.m. Monday morning getting ready for work, since no visuals involved.


    91. eaglesoars
      92 | March 5, 2018 9:44 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Oh, I don’t know if anyone caught Mark Levin’s 1-hour interview with Devin Nunes on his new show on Fox last night. EXCELLENT

      yep, it was, altho I don’t recall anything new.

      Here’s a video from 2015 of Tucker Carlson talking about being a father and it is drop dead hilarious

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBWPHU61bKU&feature=em-uploademail


    92. eaglesoars
      93 | March 5, 2018 9:45 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      that idiot Blonde from Fox and Friends any time.

      Ainsley Airhead


    93. RIX
      94 | March 5, 2018 9:51 am

      https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/03/04/so-brave-rapper-commons-oscars-rap-includes-tasteless-shot-at-the-nra/
      Twitchy
      Here is Common layin down troof y’all, or something.


    94. RIX
      95 | March 5, 2018 9:52 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      ShepSmith is a nose bleed.


    95. 96 | March 5, 2018 10:05 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      New to me. I imagine you are as informed as anyone outside the inside can be.

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      that idiot Blonde from Fox and Friends any time.

      Ainsley Airhead

      Ah, then my opinion is sufficiently corroborated.

      Oh a happy note – how is that ADORABLE new addition?


    96. 97 | March 5, 2018 10:11 am

      @ RIX:

      Early reports are that the Oscars are down something like 15% in viewership from LAST year, when it had dropped something like 16% from the previous year. Usually the final rating for the Oscars is calculated by about noon. Right now it is on par to be the lowest Oscar broadcast ever, beating the record set when Jon Stewart hosted them in 2008. Kimmel has cost the Oscars overall about 30% drop in ratings. I have a feeling he will not be asked back next year.

      Loved seeing that “The Post” apparently didn’t win a single award (unless it won one of the minor awards no one cares about). Typically, if I recall correctly, a HIT move takes about 9-10 months after it leaves the theaters to get to On Demand and DVD and then another 6-9 months before the premium movie channels get it.

      I will predict “The Post” is on DVD by May 1st and on HBO/Showtime by Halloween.


    97. eaglesoars
      98 | March 5, 2018 10:24 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Oh a happy note – how is that ADORABLE new addition?

      *ahem* I SAID – check yer email, I sent you a puppy video


    98. eaglesoars
      99 | March 5, 2018 10:27 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Kimmel has cost the Oscars overall about 30% drop in ratings. I have a feeling he will not be asked back next year.

      I don’t know that the problem is Kimmel and if these people cared about ratings, Brian Steltzer would be asking people if they’d like fries with their order. Their’s is a culture of smug ignorance and nothing is going to make it palatable or relevant to most people


    99. 100 | March 5, 2018 12:38 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Think how much we looked forward to Bob Hope and Johnny Carson hosting the Oscars – sure there were the occasional political jokes, but they were never mean spirited. And Vanessa Redgrave got her ass kicked by Paddy Chayefsky when she tried to make it so. Oh, and George C. Scott and Brando refusing their Oscars of course, the latter sending up Sacheen Littlefeather in full native dress and acting a fool.

      Also Billy Crystal. The BEST part of his hosting was the opening song where he incorporated all the best picture nominees. He packed more “clever” into just ONE of those 7-minute songs than all of the hosts subsequent to him packed into their entire shows, COMBINED


    100. RIX
      101 | March 5, 2018 12:55 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      Politics aside, what I saw of the Oscars it was just not entertaining.
      When you toss in the lectures and insulting half of the country iit is just a bad business model
      Just about everything went back to identity politics. Their perfect icon would be a black disabled lesbian woman
      with a Puerto Rican sure name.


    101. RIX
      102 | March 5, 2018 1:07 pm

      https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2018/03/05/so-damn-good-youve-gotta-read-guy-bensons-awesome-interview-with-parkland-survivor-kyle-kashuv/
      @ Twitchy
      Parkland student on the lecture circuit mocks people who think the 2nd Amendment is aright that
      they were born with Let that sink in


    102. 103 | March 5, 2018 1:59 pm

      @ RIX:

      Didn’t see anything on Twitchy, etc. re interviews with the insufferable David Hogg this weekend. I’m sure he’ll resurface in advance of the 3/28 March that will get lots of press…..and then – permanent oblivion.


    103. eaglesoars
      104 | March 5, 2018 2:23 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      DID
      YOU
      CHECK
      YOUR
      EMAIL
      FOR
      THE PUPPY VIDEO??


    104. eaglesoars
      105 | March 5, 2018 2:25 pm

      CW has brought up the connection between prescription drugs and school shooters. This article points a very big finger toward a specific type of anti-depressant called SSRI (I don’t know what that is but…)

      https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/to-stop-mass-school-shootings-re-think-anti-depressants/


    105. Aussie Infidel
      106 | March 5, 2018 5:45 pm

      The Victim Value Index

      http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-minority-victim-value-index.html

      Interesting thought

      🙂


    106. 107 | March 5, 2018 5:58 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Very good.


    107. Aussie Infidel
      108 | March 5, 2018 6:31 pm

      @ right_wing2:
      If you likes that then try this.

      https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/chinas-communist-govt-creates-machine-to-spy-on-and-rate-citizens-trustwort

      This is truly Orwellian in its reach and scope

      Citizen Winston Smith please report to government control!


    108. RIX
      109 | March 5, 2018 7:38 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Didn’t see anything on Twitchy, etc. re interviews with the insufferable David Hogg this weekend. I’m sure he’ll resurface in advance of the 3/28 March that will get lots of press…..and then – permanent oblivion.

      I am so glad that I did not raise that kid. He is an insufferable jackass ,but the media slobbera all over him.


    109. lobo91
      110 | March 5, 2018 7:52 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      SSRI = Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors:

      Citalopram (Celexa)
      Escitalopram (Lexapro)
      Fluoxetine (Prozac)
      Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
      Sertraline (Zoloft)
      Vilazodone (Viibryd)

      About 3 percent of those aged 15-24 who were prescribed these drugs had a violent crime conviction that appears to be linked to their taking the drug — a rate approximately double that of the next age cohort and double that of someone not consuming the drug at all. There was no statistical increase, however, in older patients.

      Considering the seriousness of violent offenses and the fact that this measures only convictions (and we know not everyone who does something evil is caught or convicted), this is a huge increase in risk.

      This is especially so when you combine it with the above study, which appears to show that at least one of the drugs in this class is not effective in patients of this age group.

      We’ve long known that the brains of children and adolescents react differently to certain drugs than adults. Look at ritalin, which we give to “hyperactive” children. Ritalin is actually a stimulant, but it has the opposite effect on children.

      It’s probably time to start looking at whether SSRIs should be given to adolescents at all.


    110. 111 | March 5, 2018 8:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh eagles – I am so sorry – the day intruded. OMG – I forgot they could leap around like that!! He is soooo cute!


    111. 112 | March 5, 2018 8:11 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Didn’t see anything on Twitchy, etc. re interviews with the insufferable David Hogg this weekend. I’m sure he’ll resurface in advance of the 3/28 March that will get lots of press…..and then – permanent oblivion.

      I am so glad that I did not raise that kid. He is an insufferable jackass ,but the media slobbera all over him.

      Of course he and that equally insufferable lout Cameron Kasky (he was the snot who was so overly dramatic talking to Rubio) were on “Real Time with Bill Maher (I guess you’re nobody till you’re on HBO). And get this. Kasky says, essentially that he couldn’t get over people saying the right to bear arms as a defense “as though it was a right you were born with.”

      Maher countered. “It is if you’re an American.”


    112. lobo91
      113 | March 5, 2018 8:19 pm

      In case any Marvel fans missed it, season 2 of Jessica Jones hits Netflix Thursday:


    113. coldwarrior
      114 | March 5, 2018 8:37 pm

      new thread


    114. AZfederalist
      115 | March 5, 2018 9:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yep, it was, altho I don’t recall anything new.

      Here’s a video from 2015 of Tucker Carlson talking about being a father and it is drop dead hilarious

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBWPHU61bKU&feature=em-uploademail

      Thank-you. You were 100% right about that.


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