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  • Trump signs proclamation sending National Guard to Mexico border immediately

    by lobo91 ( 224 Comments › )
    Filed under Breaking News, Donald Trump, Headlines, immigration, Military at April 4th, 2018 - 9:16 pm

    President Trump signed a proclamation Wednesday night to send the National Guard to the southern border immediately, a senior White House official told Fox News, in response to what the administration described as an “unacceptable” flow of drugs, criminal activity and illegal immigrants.

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the White House press briefing that the signing would be done in conjunction with governors and that the administration hoped the deployment would begin “immediately.”

    “Despite a number of steps this administration has taken…we continue to see unacceptable levels of illegal drugs, dangerous gang activity transnational criminal organizations and illegal immigration flow across our border,” she said.

    “The president has directed that the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security work together with our governors to deploy our National Guard to our southwest border  to assist the border patrol,” she said. “The president will be signing a proclamation to that effect today.”

    Details about what the National Guard would do and how many would be deployed and for how long were not immediately disclosed.

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    I think this is known as “winning”…

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    1. AZfederalist
      1 | April 4, 2018 9:33 pm

      Hopefully the ROE’s allow the military to take care of the coyotes with extreme prejudice and to clean out the lookout towers and other smuggling outposts that the cartels have established in the US


    2. Deplorable Bumr50
      2 | April 4, 2018 9:39 pm

      I normally don’t open most of my email, but I clicked on one that was clearly directed to an RNC site dedicated to Trump/Pence 2020.

      It was a petition to build the wall.

      Google won’t let me go there, but three of the other browsers I have will.

      action.donaldjtrump.com


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | April 4, 2018 9:41 pm

      But they said they’re going to stop before they get to the border! They just want to ‘raise awareness’!

      Napalm.


    4. AZfederalist
      4 | April 4, 2018 9:47 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      But they said they’re going to stop before they get to the border! They just want to ‘raise awareness’!

      Like we aren’t aware of the influx of illegal aliens. Letting yourself be disarmed and then becoming subjects of the kingpins of the drug cartels or the corrupt South American governments doesn’t obligate the US to let you into our country where you will vote for the people who will do the same thing that your governments did in your former homelands.


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | April 4, 2018 9:49 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      What is it they’re supposed to claim that obligates us legally to give them ‘refugee’ status? I’ve forgotten. In any event, I’m not aware of any law that says we have to take them at their word.


    6. lobo91
      6 | April 4, 2018 10:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      What is it they’re supposed to claim that obligates us legally to give them ‘refugee’ status? I’ve forgotten. In any event, I’m not aware of any law that says we have to take them at their word.

      We have no legal obligation to grant them asylum. If they’re escaping persecution in Honduras, then when they get to Mexico, that’s where they should make their claim.

      You don’t get to request asylum in the country of your choice.


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | April 4, 2018 10:06 pm

      @ lobo91:

      not asylum. Refugee status. I think there’s an international law about it or something.


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | April 4, 2018 10:22 pm

      So there are supposed to be a lot of Town Hall events this weekend organized by the MarchForOurLives people. Should be interesting to see how many show up. It’s SATURDAY in the SPRING when kids usually goof off. Read the beginning of this promo:

      Embrace the joyous task we have been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours

      ‘joyous task’? Is it just me or does that sound like it’s straight out of The Little Red Book?

      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/04/steyer-backed-anti-trump-anti-gun-leftists-organize-teens-for-town-hall-for-our-lives-across-america/


    9. Deplorable Bumr50
      9 | April 4, 2018 10:27 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I swear there are people on the left that want someone to shoot this kid.


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | April 4, 2018 10:40 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      I swear there are people on the left that want someone to shoot this kid.

      I’m sure there are. He’s the best gun salesman since Obama. Not to mention he’d make a great martyr. The problem is we’d be hearing his public harangues for fucking EVAH. As it is now, he’s beginning to fade into the shadows.

      I’m sleepy. nite.


    11. 11 | April 4, 2018 10:46 pm

      I LOVE it… My governor, batshit moonbeam Brown has got to be doing his very best Hillary Clinton impersonation tonight. Throwing ashtrays at the staff, drinking himself stupid and ranting and raving. What’s not to love about this???


    12. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      12 | April 5, 2018 2:14 am

      Well, I’m thinking of writing a book. Have the rough plot sketched out just having problems getting started. I think I’m going to read a ton of fiction the next few days to hopefully kickstart my brain into that mode. Wish me luck.


    13. 13 | April 5, 2018 5:20 am

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      five hundred words a day equals a novel in a year. Where to start? Well that’s tricky. They say start at the beginning, but where’s the beginning? What type of beginning?

      This is the final post about types of beginnings. In the top comments is a list to all the posts about beginnings. Good luck.

      https://madgeniusclub.com/2018/03/28/the-right-beginning-in-the-right-place/


    14. rain of lead
      14 | April 5, 2018 6:16 am

      morning y’all


    15. rain of lead
      15 | April 5, 2018 6:31 am

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/04/04/very-important-economic-confrontation-neil-cavuto-vs-larry-kudlow/#more-147723

      Every element of global economic trade is controlled and exploited by massive institutions, multinational banks and multinational corporations. Institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Bank control trillions of dollars in economic activity…..”


    16. 16 | April 5, 2018 7:17 am

      Interview at 3 today with the power company. Prayers lifted up, and fingers/toes crossed for success.


    17. eaglesoars
      17 | April 5, 2018 7:55 am

      @ rain of lead:

      I just skimmed it but there’s one thing he left out that people also don’t think about.

      Commodities futures market, e.g., corn. Yes, to some extent it’s weather-dependent. But I used to follow these closely and all I had to do is look at 2 things – the USDA predictions for yield and what the futures markets looked like. It’s rigged. That doesn’t mean the actual PRICE of the commodity will be correlated in an exact linear fashion because a lot of it is paper/vapor trading (like gold), but if you bet wrong, how do you think the losers cover their losses? They don’t go over to The Gag & Vomit bar across town and drown their troubles there, no siree.

      Sundance does mention China’s purchase of Smithfield. It was no accident that pork is one of their tariff-targeted products.

      @ right_wing2:

      oh jeez, now I’m nervous. good luck!


    18. 18 | April 5, 2018 8:21 am

      @ PaladinPhil:

      ROTFLMAO… I have never has a problem with the beginning, it the middle that gets me.

      I start this years ago, then shit happened (the whole damned world caught on fire {2007 Witch Creek Fire)) and it got shelved under the “Will get back to this one day” file, and… Well, I still haven’t gotten back to it.

      https://thewildernessofmirrors.wordpress.com/the-daedalus-effect-ascension-of-an-empire/

      The roaring was in his ears, like the twin waterfalls of Niagara only louder. Andrew’s grandfather had told him about seeing the rock group The Who in concert, and how he could feel the sound as if it were a physical force. Andrew James Armstrong, forty-five year old doctor of quantum physics and forth generation astronaut finally understood what his famous great grandfather had meant. This was how the old Saturn V rockets must have sounded.

      This was not the sound of chemical’s exploding however, this was the sound of the delicate dance of matter and anti-matter. This was the sound of the very fabric of the universe being ripped asunder to allow the Prometheus passage through tenth dimensional hyperspace. This was the sound of a tear in his Great grandfather’s eye. What had provoked him to say “One small step for a man, One giant leap for mankind”.

      The Prometheus was now eight hours into her maiden flight, with 64 hours remaining. If he stood very still and closed his eyes Andrew could feel the old Commander standing just behind and to one side of him. “Keep your wits about you son,” he would say “There are no gas stations or tow trucks out here.” There was only one Prometheus, if something went wrong there would be no rescue.

      At some point I realized that my biggest problem as a writer, was the discipline to write something everyday. 500 words at a time, no problem, 20 days in a row, big problem.

      So I started my blog. It was actually intended to be a sneaky way of tricking myself into writing an entire book. 700+ articles later I am pretty sure I have enough material for the book, now I just have to figure out how to find the discipline to edit it and submit it (anybody want to edit my book and arrange all the chapters in the correct order?).

      Oh, and its a bit of an odd book, so finding anyone who would publish it is going to be a problem. The unofficial semi working title, “The musings of a Southern California Conservative Musician”.

      Someone else here who might be able to provide tips and hints on how and where to start is Macker. Macker can write, his shit is deadly serious and funnier the hell. He is like a stone cold Cylon possessed by the spirit of Douglas Adams (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy).


    19. 19 | April 5, 2018 8:26 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Have one book I thought was completed, going back over it and “editing” it now and adding bits and pieces that are needed. Sequel is half done, and a third planned out. It’s difficult at times to sit down and write and write often.

      The Mad Genius Club link has lots of information about writing, editing and indie publishing so it’s a great resource site. About five or six writers contribute to the site and they all are from different areas of writing and publishing.


    20. 20 | April 5, 2018 8:27 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      It was no accident that pork is one of their tariff-targeted products.

      To which I say…. Good luck with that China. Where as beef is the staple America meat product, pork is the Chinese staple meat product. China does not import pork as a luxury product, it imports pork because 1.4 billion people eat a damned lot of pork. That tariff on pork is going to be about as popular in China as fire is in a Chinese fireworks facility.


    21. 21 | April 5, 2018 8:36 am

      @ PaladinPhil:

      Congratulations. I don’t even know where to start on the editing of mine (that’s a rhetorical don’t know where to start) I actually do know where to start, I just can’t seem to get past the dread of actually starting. I have about 600 articles which average about 1200 words each that I have to go through and decide what order they go in, then write the tie ins between articles to turn 4 or 5 articles each into separate chapters.

      And somewhere in the process I have to par about 750,000 words down to around 500,000. All while somehow magically making it seem like the entire thing was carefully planned and laid out from the beginning.

      Somebody once said that writing a book was easy, you just take a dictionary and shake all the words out of it, the hard part was putting them together in the right order so the book made sense. (Ok, that was actually me who said that, but don’t tell anybody)…


    22. eaglesoars
      22 | April 5, 2018 8:46 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      That tariff on pork is going to be about as popular in China as fire is in a Chinese fireworks facility.

      I don’t KNOW anything, but my guess is – because China owns Smithfield, any pork product produced by that company will be exempt and therefore given a market advantage.


    23. 23 | April 5, 2018 8:49 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      any pork product produced by that company will be exempt and therefore given a market advantage.

      Can you say… “Export Tariff (referred to in the actual market jargon as an Export Duty)”… The Chinese aint catching Trump sleeping that easily…


    24. eaglesoars
      24 | April 5, 2018 9:01 am

      @ doriangrey:

      that would be hilarious


    25. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      25 | April 5, 2018 9:01 am

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      five hundred words a day equals a novel in a year. Where to start? Well that’s tricky. They say start at the beginning, but where’s the beginning? What type of beginning?

      This is the final post about types of beginnings. In the top comments is a list to all the posts about beginnings. Good luck.

      https://madgeniusclub.com/2018/03/28/the-right-beginning-in-the-right-place/

      I’m reading a lot on that site. It’s a start. Now if I can avoid despising what I wrote before I finish, I’ll consider that a small victory.


    26. 26 | April 5, 2018 9:31 am

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      Yeah that whole despising thing. Had that happen a couple times, just the inner editor being a dick is all. Mind you one story I have written will never see the light of day. Only one person is going to see it and tempted about deleting the whole thing. Unless you are into horror, never write nightmares. :p


    27. 27 | April 5, 2018 9:34 am

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Now if I can avoid despising what I wrote before I finish, I’ll consider that a small victory.

      On that subject, keep this small tidbit in mind, Dostoyevsky rewrote “Crime and Punishment” 17 times (by hand) before he was satisfied with it. Despising what one writes is all part of the game, the trick is learning to accept what one has written.


    28. 28 | April 5, 2018 9:38 am

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      one story I have written will never see the light of day.

      ROTFLMAO… I do believe that every writer has at least one of those. Something that we have written, that days or weeks later we reread, and then pray to the Gods of the Copybook Headings that they never ever see the light of day.


    29. 29 | April 5, 2018 10:01 am

      I love our President, but when it comes to Mueller, I hope cooler heads prevail vis-a-vis dealing with Mueller and he doesn’t give an interview. And Trey Gowdy can kiss my ass – first of all, telling the President he should “speak to Mueller since he has nothing to hide.” Bull-effing-s**t. Oh, and then calling Mueller an “honorable prosecutor.” The only way Mueller is an honorable prosecutor is if you do a side-by-side of him and Mike Nifong, and even then the wagering would be even money.

      Mueller leaked that comment about Trump not being a “criminal target” for the express purpose of – he thinks – getting Trump to lower his guard and have a nice sit down. Do not DO it, Mr. President.

      Instead, ask the Mueller team to submit written interrogatories to you and you will answer and submit. If they balk at this and say they’d much rather have an interview, then you know that the sit down is not for the purpose of extracting information. It is to elicit responses that can be compared for possible leveling of a process crime change against you at an impeachment proceeding.

      And no matter what, for every answer you give, written or oral – preface every statement with the words “To be best of my recollection TODAY.”


    30. 30 | April 5, 2018 10:17 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      and even then the wagering would be even money.

      Yup, Mueller has a long long reputation of bending the law to the breaking point to achieve his goal. We should never ever forget that Mueller was the head handler for Whitey Bulger. How, given what ended up being exposed regarding that fiasco, Mueller himself did not end up in prison is an inexplicably mystery that can only be answered with one word… Corruption.

      Mueller protected Whitey Bulger because Bulger was providing small tidbit of information against the other Mafia gangs while engaging in a series of murders and other serious felonies. Bulger basically used the FBI to eliminate his Mafia competition while he carved out his own Mafia empire. And Mueller was the Assistant United States Attorney General and then Acting United States Attorney General for Massachusetts during Whitey Bulgers infamous Boston reign of terror.

      No, Mueller is not an honorable man, not even when compared to Mike Nifong.


    31. 31 | April 5, 2018 10:32 am

      @ doriangrey:

      I am seriously of the opinion that Sessions should fire Rod Rosenstein. As has been pointed out by those better than me, Sessions is only recused from matters dealing with Russian collusion in the election. He is not recused from any other matters and Rosenstein did not have the authority to sanction Mueller going off in any direction he pleased. The fact that Rosenstein so eagerly appointed a special counsel to satisfy minority DEMOCRATS should have gotten him handed his walking papers a long time ago. Didn’t he need Senate confirmation. Because I can get in the realm of crazy conspiracy, it would not surprise me to learn that there was a plan with Democrats all along to make sure Sessions recused himself vis-a-vis Russian interference and that Rosenstein assured them that he’d immediately appoint a special counsel once that happened.


    32. 32 | April 5, 2018 10:43 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Oh, I will probably have a few like that eventually. This one was so horrible that I had to call the fiancee about it and get myself talked off the ledge so to speak. Was part of a short story challenge I was working on and used it anyway. *shudder*
      As to the whole rewriting thing it’s a vicious trap if you don’t do it right. Only rewrites I am allowing myself is blatant errors or “oopsies” in the narrative. 🙂


    33. 33 | April 5, 2018 12:14 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      The fact that Rosenstein so eagerly appointed a special counsel to satisfy minority DEMOCRATS should have gotten him handed his walking papers a long time ago.

      Either Sessions has been played for fool of the century, or he is in on the attempted Coup, and that is my opinion on that.


    34. 34 | April 5, 2018 12:53 pm

      If ya want a laugh, check out my new gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/the-2-cent-challenge


    35. eaglesoars
      35 | April 5, 2018 2:55 pm

      We are doomed. You know what I just heard? No, you don’t. I’ll tell you. A radio commercial for the movie ‘Chappaquiddick’. At the end, the cautions: Adult language and…historical smoking

      HISTORICAL SMOKING??

      How about historical drunk driving?


    36. 36 | April 5, 2018 3:44 pm

      It’s SHOWTIME! Interview in 15 minutes.


    37. eaglesoars
      37 | April 5, 2018 3:47 pm

      Filed under “People I could not care less about”. Kevin Williamson. You may remember the name because I ranted about a piece he wrote in National Review saying that all these small, economically deprived towns full of white people whose skills were no longer needed ‘deserved’ to die.

      He was recently hired – and by ‘recently’ I mean a few days ago – at the Atlantic, where they patted themselves on the back for raiding NR.

      And yesterday they fired his ass. Because he tweeted that women who got abortions should get the death penalty. After they figured out he meant what he said and that he wasn’t drunk tweeting, it was “Oh, shit he really IS an asshole” moment and booted him.

      Williamson seems to have a penchant for declaring who and what should live and die. Perhaps he should be less enamored of his own ‘intellect’ and more considerate of the import of his ‘positions’.

      He is one of the reasons Trump is POTUS. I hope it ties his gut in knots that double him up in excruciating pain.


    38. eaglesoars
      38 | April 5, 2018 3:47 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      It’s SHOWTIME! Interview in 15 minutes.

      GO GET ‘EM!!


    39. 39 | April 5, 2018 3:50 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      He is one of the reasons Trump is POTUS. I hope it ties his gut in knots that double him up in excruciating pain.

      I would settle for a case of the shits that refuse to stop until there is no Kevin Williamson left.


    40. 40 | April 5, 2018 3:52 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      If ya want a laugh, check out my new gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/the-2-cent-challenge

      You know you are talking to a tough crowd, when you can’t even get them to give you their 2 cents.


    41. eaglesoars
      41 | April 5, 2018 3:58 pm

      5.3 quake in Cali – Channel Islands, just off the coast of Santa Barbara I think?


    42. eaglesoars
      42 | April 5, 2018 4:00 pm

      must run bbl


    43. 43 | April 5, 2018 4:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      5.3 quake in Cali – Channel Islands, just off the coast of Santa Barbara I think?

      This would be Dorian’s neck of the woods.


    44. 44 | April 5, 2018 4:41 pm

      The interview didn’t last as long as I expected. Don’t know if that’s good or not. I should know by the 15th.


    45. Aussie Infidel
      45 | April 5, 2018 5:45 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      any pork product produced by that company will be exempt and therefore given a market advantage.

      Can you say… “Export Tariff (referred to in the actual market jargon as an Export Duty)”… The Chinese aint catching Trump sleeping that easily…

      I can tell you horror stories about the so called ‘Guangzhou Free Trade Zone’ and all of their machinations. Sure having a Free Trade Agreement with China is the easy bit. The fact that the Chinese don’t actually observe the law covering the agreement is a wee bit more problematic. Like most things Chinese. Goods can freely be exported into the Free Trade Zone but actually getting those goods OUT of the free trade zone and into the hands of Chinese consumers is a whole different ball of wax.For a start the Chinese can just plain prohibit their citizens from moving goods across the Free Trade Zone boundary. You can trade all you like B2B inside the zone but that gets you exactly nowhere. You can also trade B2C online but there is NO WAY that the Chinese will allow real competition with Chinese producers and business on Main Street. Meanwhile Chinese can rort the system in the West with all kinds of slippery and quasi illegal schemes. Some Chinese trade restrictive tactics would make your hair stand on end.

      Still we are seeing the end of the ‘chinese golden weather’ and the whole rotten trading system is beginning to fall to bits. And not a moment too soon!

      🙂


    46. eaglesoars
      46 | April 5, 2018 5:56 pm

      Reading comments about the Williamson firing on various sites I find for the most part he will not be missed. Until now I was not aware that one anti-Trump piece he wrote is short-hand referred to as the ‘witless ape rides escalator’ article, which was about Trump’s announcement. I looked it up to read it and my jaw dropped. I’m stunned that people leave out the part that refers to Melania like this:

      his plastic-surgery-disaster wife, grunting like a baboon

      Nice guy. I hope he starves.


    47. 47 | April 5, 2018 5:57 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      5.3 quake in Cali – Channel Islands, just off the coast of Santa Barbara I think?

      This would be Dorian’s neck of the woods.

      120 or so miles north and about 80 miles west, Nope didn’t feel a thing. That’s 40 or 50 very wet miles west of me by the way.


    48. RIX
      48 | April 5, 2018 5:59 pm

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/380750-trump-throws-prepared-speech-in-the-air-this-is-boring/
      @ WZ
      Watch what Trump does with his prepared speech, That’s how ya do it.


    49. eaglesoars
      49 | April 5, 2018 6:02 pm

      *sigh*

      I always forget the links

      https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/06/witless-ape-rides-escalator-kevin-d-williamson/


    50. eaglesoars
      50 | April 5, 2018 6:07 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      didn’t feel a thing.

      good.

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Still we are seeing the end of the ‘chinese golden weather’ and the whole rotten trading system is beginning to fall to bits.

      how so?


    51. Aussie Infidel
      51 | April 5, 2018 6:08 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Well written Dorian but HAL for the ship’s AI. Really. I guess if you’re going to steal something from someone then go big right from the jump! But nicking stuff from Arthur C Clark ! You have big balls mate!

      HEH!

      🙂


    52. Aussie Infidel
      52 | April 5, 2018 6:11 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      didn’t feel a thing.

      good.

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Still we are seeing the end of the ‘chinese golden weather’ and the whole rotten trading system is beginning to fall to bits.

      how so?

      The Banking crunch is coming like an out of control semi truck and trailer unit on an icy road. I’m currently at the ‘beach’ and all my reference stuff is sitting on my other computer. I’ll sent it to you Sunday when I get back!

      Trust me kiddo. China is heading for a major fall within 5 years at this rate. They know it and more to the point Trump knows it.

      🙂


    53. Aussie Infidel
      53 | April 5, 2018 6:16 pm

      Oh the joys of operating a 8 year old Mac via a touchy wireless router long way from IT civilisation !

      🙂


    54. eaglesoars
      54 | April 5, 2018 6:20 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The Banking crunch

      you talking about debt? I tried to keep an eye on that for awhile but reliable info about China is just impossible to get. I doubt even the Chinese know what the real numbers are, they’ve been lying to each other for so long.


    55. 55 | April 5, 2018 6:27 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Always steal from the best. Stealing from lesser lights leads to lesser works. 🙂


    56. eaglesoars
      56 | April 5, 2018 6:27 pm

      I have chores to finish up. bbl


    57. Aussie Infidel
      57 | April 5, 2018 7:02 pm

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Always steal from the best. Stealing from lesser lights leads to lesser works.

      HEH !

      🙂

      Nothing under the sun is original anymore and it’s all just down to the degree of plagiarism!

      🙂


    58. eaglesoars
      58 | April 5, 2018 7:09 pm

      I don’t know if this is legal. Andrew McCabe started a gofundme thing that was ultimately created by the law firm representing him.

      Can lawyers do that?

      https://www.redstate.com/slee/2018/04/05/hilarious-guess-created-andrew-mccabes-gofundme-drive/amp/


    59. Aussie Infidel
      59 | April 5, 2018 7:12 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The Banking crunch

      you talking about debt? I tried to keep an eye on that for awhile but reliable info about China is just impossible to get. I doubt even the Chinese know what the real numbers are, they’ve been lying to each other for so long.

      I’m talking about the 40% of Chinese economic activity that is based on the lie of a productive Public Sector, the methodology of how funds are raised, the endemic and totally institutionalised corruption of the business economy., the whole use and abuse of the five Government banks who’s task is to absorb both excess funds to prevent Weimar Republic type inflation and absorb debt and then just ‘magic it all away’, to the institutionalised anti-competitive non tariff barriers, to the corrupt administration of corporate law. I could go on but it’s all coming to a head and the news is all bad for China.

      The real question is whether China will stage a foreign emergency to distract the gaze of the people from their fiscal hole to the Foreign Devils …. again!


    60. 60 | April 5, 2018 7:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      If they want, I suppose -I’m amazed what the slip-and-fall lawyers get away with in their commercials. It probably slides right on the edge of the canon of professional ethics. But I was under the impression that GoFundMe did not permit you to use its site to raise funds for a criminal defense. I don’t think they’ve couched this as a criminal defense fund, per se, so I’m sure the funds have all been withdrawn already and banked for future charges.

      Oh, and have you all heard about this little gem? Facebook was asking doctors and hospitals to send patient data to them.

      https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/05/facebook-building-8-explored-data-sharing-agreement-with-hospitals.html

      They claim that the data would be “anonymized” but everything I see says HIPAA violation. And even if the project was stopped, it had commenced, and a class action lawsuit could be filed. Stanford University Hospital would be deposed as to what information they wanted.


    61. 61 | April 5, 2018 7:35 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      But nicking stuff from Arthur C Clark ! You have big balls mate!

      I like the fancy it not so much nicking it from him, as paying tribute to one of my favorite authors.


    62. 62 | April 5, 2018 7:38 pm

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Always steal from the best. Stealing from lesser lights leads to lesser works.

      I just realized, its been 10 years now since I wrote that. I’m started to suspect that I might not ever get around to finishing it.


    63. Possum
      63 | April 5, 2018 7:46 pm

      *sneaks in, Smacks Dorian on the head*

      Dorian, basic rule in fundraising.

      Do NOT do a fund raiser for 2 cents on a site where the minimum donation is $1

      Hey have a beer on me!


    64. 64 | April 5, 2018 7:52 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Hey have a beer on me!

      Why thank ya Possum. Hmmm, I guess that might impact donations some, eh.


    65. Possum
      65 | April 5, 2018 7:57 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Possum wrote:

      Hey have a beer on me!

      Why thank ya Possum. Hmmm, I guess that might impact donations some, eh.

      You never know!

      Good luck my friend. $200 million is your goal!

      Oh, I stole $20 out of Calo’s purse last time I saw her so I am still ten bucks ahead.


    66. eaglesoars
      66 | April 5, 2018 8:04 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Facebook was asking doctors and hospitals to send patient data to them.

      WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK??

      I have NOT heard that? Fox should be all over this like white on rice. Are you KIDDING me?

      You know those DNA kits? I did Ancestry (turns out I’m a Valkyrie, I think I told yinz that part). So I sent off for the 1-2-3-me stuff to see how much agreement there would be. The next thing I know, I’m getting all this stuff that’s like an “IQ game” etc., and looking at what stuff they can look at (with my permission).

      The woman who owns the company says she wants to do ‘health screening’.

      Yeah, no. She’s in the data collection business and the only health she’s interested in is her own financial.

      So I never sent the kit in and I ain’t gonna. It would be fun to know what it shows, but the creep factor was off the charts.


    67. eaglesoars
      67 | April 5, 2018 8:11 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      the whole use and abuse of the five Government banks who’s task is to absorb both excess funds to prevent Weimar Republic type inflation and absorb debt and then just ‘magic it all away’,

      oh, THAT ‘Bank’ stuff! But you have to give them credit, it’s very creative. Unfortunately, economies tend to behave like organic creatures once they achieve a certain level of complexity and treating them like machines tends to result in undesirable outcomes.

      The Chinese are a very intelligent people on the whole. Sometimes I think they fall into the trap a lot of really smart people fall into – thinking they can be smarter than anything/one else.


    68. eaglesoars
      68 | April 5, 2018 8:14 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      It probably slides right on the edge of the canon of professional ethics.

      I’m wondering if there’s a tax angle to it. Saying that the McCabes are ‘worth’ $11 mil doesn’t tell you a lot. It could be in untouchable vehicles that simply can’t come into play. Or it could mean big tax penalties if they draw on them. I dunno. Their children are young, not yet teens as far as I can tell, and college isn’t getting cheaper.


    69. Calo
      69 | April 5, 2018 8:28 pm

      @ Possum:
      I just noticed that I lost that 20 bucks along with my phone this evening! Go figure.


    70. 70 | April 5, 2018 8:35 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      I just noticed that I lost that 20 bucks along with my phone this evening! Go figure.

      Why hello Calo… Nice to see you…


    71. Possum
      71 | April 5, 2018 8:41 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      I just noticed that I lost that 20 bucks along with my phone this evening! Go figure.

      Just helping Dorian with his business plan!

      Remind me next time I see you I owe you $10


    72. Possum
      72 | April 5, 2018 8:44 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      I just noticed that I lost that 20 bucks along with my phone this evening! Go figure.

      Just helping Dorian with his business plan!

      Remind me next time I see you I owe you $10

      Lost phone was a coded message. OK buddy..


    73. Calo
      73 | April 5, 2018 8:45 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Dorian, nice to see you feeling so chipper this evening. Glad the earthquake Gods didn’t gobble you up today’s.


    74. Calo
      74 | April 5, 2018 8:49 pm

      @ Possum:
      Is it in poor taste to correct someone’s poor grammar when they send my kid a text message on my phone?

      I think I have every right to point out his errors.


    75. Possum
      75 | April 5, 2018 8:55 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      Is it in poor taste to correct someone’s poor grammar when they send my kid a text message on my phone?

      I think I have every right to point out his errors.

      My friend, It is our job to educate the next generation to the best of our ability.

      How much time have we spent educating our offspring on food, why British men cannot stop opening doors for women and the intricacies of CNC machines. Especially laser ones!!!!

      And why is someone so inept and useless at texting that he sends a text message to the intended recipient’s mother?


    76. 76 | April 5, 2018 8:58 pm

      @ Possum:

      Questions of the ages, all.


    77. 77 | April 5, 2018 9:06 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      Dorian, nice to see you feeling so chipper this evening. Glad the earthquake Gods didn’t gobble you up today’s.

      A 5.3 is just ye olde earthquake gods snacking on a couple of mangy gophers. A 5.3 might wake you up, if you’re more or less already in the mood to wake up, but unless you are literally direct over the top of it, you could easily miss it just because you weren’t paying attention.

      I’m about 120 miles south and 80 miles east of where today’s little quake was. The people making a fuss about it, are the folks who haven’t been in California long enough to know what a real earthquake feels like.

      A 6 or 7 is something to talk about, whereas like I said, unless you’re really close, a 5.3 won’t even stir a decent gin and tonic up.


    78. Possum
      78 | April 5, 2018 9:09 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      Is it in poor taste to correct someone’s poor grammar when they send my kid a text message on my phone?

      I think I have every right to point out his errors.

      Someones British chocolate Easter egg arrives tomorrow.

      All 13 ounces of it.

      Going in the trash….


    79. Calo
      79 | April 5, 2018 9:09 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Agreed, did Northridge quake at Northridge Hospital.

      Not fun, at all.


    80. 80 | April 5, 2018 9:10 pm

      Possum wrote:

      and the intricacies of CNC machines.

      Oh, and what you doing with CNC’s? I’m fiddling around with an old Comet 3 axis that uses LinuxCNC GMOCCAPY.


    81. 81 | April 5, 2018 9:11 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Going in the trash….

      ROTFLMAO… Trash being a euphemism for a certain marsupials favorite late night snack hideout…


    82. Calo
      82 | April 5, 2018 9:12 pm

      @ Possum:
      Freeze it. It might make a good ice pack for my broken knee.


    83. Possum
      83 | April 5, 2018 9:14 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I bought a $250 linksprite one and had a great time playing with it.


    84. Possum
      84 | April 5, 2018 9:16 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      Freeze it. It might make a good ice pack for my broken knee.

      Knee is my number one priority.

      I dream of, and desire a walk in our park before it gets too hot here.


    85. Possum
      85 | April 5, 2018 9:20 pm

      @ Possum:

      I will buy a wheelchair


    86. 86 | April 5, 2018 9:21 pm

      Possum wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I bought a $250 linksprite one and had a great time playing with it.

      This one cost my brothers father in law 5 grand, and so far, I’m the only one who can get it to do anything. 5 grand for a $30,000.00 dollar machine was a bargain he just couldn’t pass up, even though he didn’t have the slightest idea how to use it.

      So’ I’ll dink around on it for awhile longer till we find something significant to use it on. Probably end up making molds for aerospace carbon fiber stuffs.


    87. Calo
      87 | April 5, 2018 9:23 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      I’m smelling a match here between you and Possum.

      Y’all figure out how to make this work.


    88. Calo
      88 | April 5, 2018 9:24 pm

      Possum wrote:

      @ Possum:

      I will buy a wheelchair

      NO! It’s getting better.


    89. 89 | April 5, 2018 9:25 pm

      Possum wrote:

      @ Possum:

      I will buy a wheelchair

      Get her one with a V 8…. Varooom varooom… And a Train horn… Got to have a train horn on her wheelchair to get people to move out of her way when she wants to go places…


    90. Possum
      90 | April 5, 2018 9:28 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I got mine when fitted with a 1 watt laser making gift tags out of wood.


    91. Calo
      91 | April 5, 2018 9:29 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Now, I am a washed up rock star groupie in a wheelchair with a horn instead of a hot blonde chick that is forever 21?

      You are breaking my facade, Dorian.


    92. 92 | April 5, 2018 9:31 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      I’m smelling a match here between you and Possum.

      Y’all figure out how to make this work.

      Ha… not much of a match. FiL’s is an actual industrial production 3 axis CNC Mill. It probably takes longer just to setup material in it, than it take Possum to do what he’s doing.

      As far as the G Code, I use AutoDesk’s Inventor to render the CAD files and generate the G Code. I’m sure Possum is way better at creating 3D Objects for CAD Rendering than I’ll ever be. It literally takes me hours to even do simple 3D objects.


    93. Possum
      93 | April 5, 2018 9:31 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Possum wrote:

      @ Possum:

      I will buy a wheelchair

      Get her one with a V 8…. Varooom varooom… And a Train horn… Got to have a train horn on her wheelchair to get people to move out of her way when she wants to go places…

      I just found a place near us that rents wheelchairs and oxygen stuff.

      She needs wheels, I need oxygen to push her!


    94. 94 | April 5, 2018 9:33 pm

      @ Calo:

      Ahhhh but its a wheelchair with a V8 and a TRAIN HORN….


    95. Calo
      95 | April 5, 2018 9:35 pm

      @ Possum:
      Dude, steal one from one of the fake panhandlers near your corner and forget renting one.

      Replaces the wheelchair with a proper begging sign, with no grammatical errors, and a pair of crutches and call it a win for all.


    96. Possum
      96 | April 5, 2018 9:36 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      @ Calo:

      Ahhhh but its a wheelchair with a V8 and a TRAIN HORN….

      I drink V8 juice and she eats curry.


    97. 97 | April 5, 2018 9:37 pm

      Calo wrote:

      a hot blonde chick that is forever 21

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKpay8gumw0


    98. Possum
      98 | April 5, 2018 9:38 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      Dude, steal one from one of the fake panhandlers near your corner and forget renting one.

      Replaces the wheelchair with a proper begging sign, with no grammatical errors, and a pair of crutches and call it a win for all.

      I am @ Calo:

      We do OK as we are.

      Night buddy


    99. 99 | April 5, 2018 9:43 pm

      Calo wrote:

      with a proper begging sign

      Ummm… like this one????

      https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/the-2-cent-challenge


    100. eaglesoars
      100 | April 5, 2018 10:04 pm

      Did anyone see the youtube commercial on Hannity? Their PR people sure kicked it up into high gear after the shooting yesterday. It’s hard to believe they got this in the can so fast but it is the only youtube commercial I’ve ever seen.

      It’s about a family that started the Missouri Star Quilt Company after the 2008 crash and used youtube to get customers

      https://www.missouriquiltco.com/


    101. CynicalConservative
      101 | April 5, 2018 10:05 pm

      @ Calo:
      Hi Calo.


    102. Calo
      102 | April 5, 2018 10:05 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      I’ve given up, Dorian. I’ve lost my mojo after I lost my son.

      I’m closing one store when the lease is up in May and I’m in the process of selling the other store.

      Who knows where I will end up going? I just don’t care anymore.


    103. 103 | April 5, 2018 10:11 pm

      Calo wrote:

      I’ve given up, Dorian.

      Having lost 3 members of my family in the last 3 and a half years, this is something I can genuinely understand. You have my most sincere sympathies, and I do with there was something I could do to cheer you up.


    104. Possum
      104 | April 5, 2018 10:15 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      I’ve given up, Dorian. I’ve lost my mojo after I lost my son.

      I’m closing one store when the lease is up in May and I’m in the process of selling the other store.

      Who knows where I will end up going? I just don’t care anymore.

      It must be terrible knowing the only thing you have left in your life, and the only thing that cares for you, and loves you is a Possum.

      Forever yours buddy…


    105. eaglesoars
      105 | April 5, 2018 10:18 pm

      https://youtu.be/6dZn0D_9VY8

      WATCH THIS VIDEO

      A very persuasive man by the name of Mark Robinson addresses the city council about gun confiscation. He pulls no punches. About 4 mins


    106. eaglesoars
      106 | April 5, 2018 10:20 pm

      Calo wrote:

      I’ve given up, Dorian. I’ve lost my mojo after I lost my son.

      oh Calo….I know. So did my mom after my brother was killed. I never saw the woman who was my mother after that. I don’t know what to say.


    107. 107 | April 5, 2018 10:21 pm

      Possum wrote:

      It must be terrible knowing the only thing you have left in your life, and the only thing that cares for you, and loves you is a Possum.

      Oh trust me my marsupial friend, there are far worse states one can find themselves in. Like California. With a Possum as a best friend, one never has to worry about knocking over their trash cans.


    108. Aussie Infidel
      108 | April 5, 2018 10:34 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      But nicking stuff from Arthur C Clark ! You have big balls mate!

      I like the fancy it not so much nicking it from him, as paying tribute to one of my favorite authors.

      I just hope that your characters don’t have a ‘problem’ with HAL. They do know that HAL is second hand, don’t they, and that he had a little programming glitch that thoroughly confused him and made him a little nuts? His singing voice especially during shutdown, can also do with a bit of work!

      🙂


    109. 109 | April 5, 2018 10:44 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      They do know that HAL is second hand, don’t they, and that he had a little programming glitch that thoroughly confused him and made him a little nuts?

      Cough cough cough… That’s why my HAL wasn’t made by IBM… Or Programmed by Microsoft.


    110. Deplorable Bumr50
      110 | April 5, 2018 10:57 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Or Programmed by Microsoft.

      “HAL needs to restart for important updates. Restart now?”


    111. 111 | April 5, 2018 11:03 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Exactly what you need when you are soooo far from home, that you would be dead for a year before a message could even get home to tell anyone you were in trouble.


    112. Deplorable Bumr50
      112 | April 5, 2018 11:08 pm

      @ Calo:

      Hi, Calo.

      It’s good to hear from you.


    113. Deplorable Bumr50
      113 | April 5, 2018 11:10 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      “HAL may restart several times during this update. Don’t turn HAL off.”


    114. darkwords
      114 | April 5, 2018 11:59 pm

      Pittsburg fellow kills Taliban. Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell. Good book I thought. Progressives were giving him grief on twitter so I bought his book.


    115. coldwarrior
      115 | April 6, 2018 4:51 am

      this


    116. rain of lead
      116 | April 6, 2018 6:34 am

      morning y’all

      it was nice to see calo and possum here last night
      hope they both show up more often


    117. rain of lead
      117 | April 6, 2018 6:39 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      I wish there had been a camera on the council members faces,
      ya know, so we could have seen how they REALLY felt about this mans speech.


    118. 118 | April 6, 2018 7:37 am

    119. 119 | April 6, 2018 7:37 am

      Dang- that didn’t work. How do you embed a video?


    120. RIX
      120 | April 6, 2018 7:45 am

      Good motrning from Indianapolis., I have breached the Hossier curtain!
      That was kind of like. a Facebook post, .”I am sitting on the deck”


    121. 121 | April 6, 2018 7:45 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Dang- that didn’t work. How do you embed a video?

      Its a complex process that involves sending cw a box of AJ Fernandez cigars…


    122. eaglesoars
      122 | April 6, 2018 7:48 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Dang- that didn’t work. How do you embed a video?

      I think unless you have moderator status, you can’t. The link I posted in
      #105 wouldn’t embed for me but it’s the same one CW managed in #115. So you get to see it anyway!

      and…good morning. I’ve had a very productive week so I deserve the weekend.


    123. RIX
      123 | April 6, 2018 8:22 am

      https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trumps-call-for-troops-on-the-border-makes-little-sense/
      @ Chicago Sun Times
      Hearer is inverted logic, troops on the border make America LESS safe.
      It’s kind of like too much money causes poverty.


    124. eaglesoars
      124 | April 6, 2018 8:26 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Mr Robinson is on Fox now


    125. coldwarrior
      125 | April 6, 2018 8:27 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Dang- that didn’t work. How do you embed a video?

      Its a complex process that involves sending cw a box of AJ Fernandez cigars…

      Yep.


    126. eaglesoars
      126 | April 6, 2018 8:31 am

      Mueller will drop midterm Russia bombshells on GOP Congress

      of course he will

      http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/381765-mueller-will-drop-midterm-russia-bombshells-on-gop-congress

      And Congress CAN throw people in jail. which I did not know

      —————

      Congress has the power to jail people who defy its subpoenas and has done so on numerous occasions in the past, most recently in 1935. As the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has advised, “the long dormant inherent contempt power permits Congress to rely on its own constitutional authority to detain and imprison a contemnor until the individual complies with congressional demands.”

      No jail in the Capitol? No problem, because Congress has its own police force and can confine anybody it chooses in hospitable quarters in the Capitol, long enough to put fear in the heart of anybody of a mind to defy a legal congressional subpoena.

      https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/five-ways-congress-can-stop-the-fbis-trump-russia-cover-up/


    127. 127 | April 6, 2018 8:38 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      it was nice to see calo and possum here last night
      hope they both show up more often

      Indeed, I do miss seeing both of them here more often. My heart genuinely breaks for Calo, I totally understand what she is going through.

      I know everyone here (Except cw who has met me in person) are going to have trouble believing this due to my many years of posting here. But the truth is this.

      I am not even in the slightest bit an angry or bitter person. Were it not for my obvious gender, most of you upon meeting me would be tempted to think that I am a cartoon caricature of Pollyanna. (cw can vouch for this)

      Yes, it is true, I am disgustingly upbeat, hope filled and happy. (cw can vouch for this) Yea, I know, it doesn’t come across that way in my writing, but that’s only because in text, you can’t see the mischievous grin on my face as I type out what I am thinking.

      Calo my dearest, please, if there is anything this old broken down washed up no good broke former Rock Star can do to help you, please do not hesitate to ask. I know what you are going through and feel it very deeply as well.


    128. RIX
      128 | April 6, 2018 8:42 am

      https://twitchy.com/jacobb-38/2018/04/05/just-what-do-you-think-tim-tebow-did-in-his-first-double-a-at-bat/
      @ Twitchy
      Tim Tebow’s first Double. A at bat is a home run, literally a home run.


    129. 129 | April 6, 2018 8:44 am

      I wanted to post a video of Reagan talking about the 2nd Amendment


    130. eaglesoars
      130 | April 6, 2018 8:59 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      I wanted to post a video of Reagan talking about the 2nd Amendment

      post the link and ask CW to post it again for you


    131. coldwarrior
      131 | April 6, 2018 10:05 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      That’ll be 10 San Latano Ovals.

      Thankyouverymuch


    132. coldwarrior
      132 | April 6, 2018 10:06 am

      Will the embed link from share on YouTube work? Cut and paste it?


    133. 133 | April 6, 2018 10:07 am

      Having to spend a lot of time on public transportation, I try to be friendly to my fellow travelers. I smile, I say “excuse me” and I don’t put my bag on an adjacent seat, even if the train/bus is empty, because people shouldn’t have to ask me to move things so they can sit down.

      And sometimes, it all backfires. This morning, simply saying “I’m fine, you don’t have to move your bag” was sufficient to make a lunatic conspiracy nut believe that I was somehow a fellow traveler. During my 20 minute ride to Oakland, I learned the following:

      1. Bush 43 secretly bombed Baghdad a few days after the inauguration, which was never reported, but which was the impetus for Osama bin laden to take down the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and United 93.

      2. When the military sends you out on a dangerous mission in a war zone, they inform your family in advance that you have been killed.

      3. The Bush family knew GWB was a cocaine addict and alcoholic, and therefore they wouldn’t let him have anything to do with the oil business, so that’s why he went after Iraq because he would be able to take their oil and be back in the oil business.

      4. Dick Cheney was SECRETLY on the Board of Halliburton during his Vice Presidency and he wanted to get rich off the government contracts from Iraq and Afghanistan.

      All I could do was walk to the train doors when my stop approached, turn and say “give my regards to Alex Jones” as I exited.


    134. eaglesoars
      134 | April 6, 2018 10:13 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      I used to LOVE those people when I was riding Metro. They were the best conversationalists. I always tried to expand the theory, e.g., Think any of the Cheney stuff shows up in Wyoming? Who cares if it wasn’t true? Neither was anything everybody else on the train was reading in WaPo.


    135. eaglesoars
      135 | April 6, 2018 10:14 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      That’ll be 10 San Latano Ovals.

      Thankyouverymuch

      would you like cedar strips with that?

      as for the youtube embed/share – it doesn’t work for me, I gave up a long time ago


    136. coldwarrior
      136 | April 6, 2018 10:16 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      #3 has a ring of troof


    137. coldwarrior
      137 | April 6, 2018 10:17 am

      Thx for the thread Lobo…work and school are kicking my ass


    138. coldwarrior
      138 | April 6, 2018 10:18 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I have some, thanks. 🙂


    139. coldwarrior
      139 | April 6, 2018 10:21 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      For the life of me I can’t figure it out


    140. 140 | April 6, 2018 10:33 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      #3 has a ring of troof

      Unpossible, Frodo took the Right of Truth with him when he went to the land across the Sea.


    141. 141 | April 6, 2018 10:35 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      Unpossible, Frodo took the RING of Truth with him when he went to the land across the Sea.

      Gads…


    142. eaglesoars
      142 | April 6, 2018 10:41 am

    143. eaglesoars
      143 | April 6, 2018 10:42 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      For the life of me I can’t figure it out

      yeah, my 142 didn’t work. I clicked embed, then copy/pasted the code here. nuthin.


    144. eaglesoars
      144 | April 6, 2018 10:43 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      It DOES work on sites that aren’t using wordpress, btw, e.g., disqus


    145. coldwarrior
      145 | April 6, 2018 10:58 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      It DOES work on sites that aren’t using wordpress, btw, e.g., disqus

      i can restart a human heart but i cant figure out how to have blogmocers post vids.


    146. eaglesoars
      146 | April 6, 2018 11:00 am

      so this was left on my voice mail.

      one of our depts is investigating you and your family. We have tried to notify you regarding these issues in previous six months but we had never got a response from you [] it has been considered an intentional fraud and a lawsuit has been filed under your name by the U.S. govt. You may call our dpt number on 727 318.4313

      yeah yeah. they left this twice. time to report it


    147. coldwarrior
      147 | April 6, 2018 11:00 am

      scotch eggs and ale coming up!

      http://bridgetowntaphouse.com/

      WOOOOTTTT!!!!!


    148. eaglesoars
      148 | April 6, 2018 11:05 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      It DOES work on sites that aren’t using wordpress, btw, e.g., disqus

      i can restart a human heart but i cant figure out how to have blogmocers post vids.

      well that’s because men created one of them and God did the other…..


    149. 150 | April 6, 2018 11:26 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      so this was left on my voice mail.

      one of our depts is investigating you and your family. We have tried to notify you regarding these issues in previous six months but we had never got a response from you [] it has been considered an intentional fraud and a lawsuit has been filed under your name by the U.S. govt. You may call our dpt number on 727 318.4313

      yeah yeah. they left this twice. time to report it

      Ah….the IRS tax scammers have found you eagles. I love those guys – I string them along as far as I can just for the fun of it. My favorite part of the message is that “lawsuit has been filed in your name…..you will be arrested.” Lawsuits are civil and last time I checked, we serve a summons, we don’t sent out Deputy Jeff to haul you to the clerk’s office.

      I always have fun with them – I call back with a blocked number. The last time I had them thinking I was all the way in the CVS store to purchase the requisite iTunes gift cards that apparently are a new and improved form of payment to the IRS.

      I said to them “I’m afraid my card is being declined for the transaction, I guess that means I can’t pay my outstanding balance.” Agent “BOB” informed that in that case the police would have to come arrest me. I asked if they would be coming to my place of work. Bob said yes. I said, okay, when they GOT to the San Francisco Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, they should be sure to ask for Special Agent Elvina Presley.

      Bob hung up.


    150. eaglesoars
      151 | April 6, 2018 11:32 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      I love this stuff. I’m going to get a trouble ticket # and beat them over the head with it. I’m sure it’s a proxy number so it can’t be traced unless sprint wants to do a real time trace thing. which would be fun.


    151. 152 | April 6, 2018 11:54 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’m being hit with the calls from Medicare brokers (I turn 65 in October and my firm actually has a Medicare provider for us when we become eligible). They all have the same script. They all call on my cell phone and can never answer the question “how did you get this number?”


    152. 153 | April 6, 2018 12:06 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’m being hit with the calls from Medicare brokers (I turn 65 in October and my firm actually has a Medicare provider for us when we become eligible). They all have the same script. They all call on my cell phone and can never answer the question “how did you get this number?”

      Put your phone number (cell or land) on the National Do Not Call Registry list ( https://www.donotcall.gov/ ) and the next time one of them calls you, inform them that they are being referred for federal prosecution for violating the Do Not Call prohibition.


    153. 154 | April 6, 2018 12:15 pm

      Oh come on guys… Please post my Gofundme to your social media accounts, because after all what is funnier than trying to raise $200,000,000.00 dollars $.02 cents at a time?

      https://www.gofundme.com/the-2-cent-challenge


    154. 155 | April 6, 2018 12:19 pm

      Oh come on guys… Please post my Gofundme to all of your social media accounts, because after all what is funnier than trying to raise $200,000,000.00 dollars $.02 cents at a time? Ok, besides Gofundme’s minimum donation size being $1.00 dollar…

      https://www.gofundme.com/the-2-cent-challenge


    155. eaglesoars
      156 | April 6, 2018 2:19 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I don’t think medicare brokers are covered by that law


    156. eaglesoars
      157 | April 6, 2018 2:21 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      (I turn 65 in October and my firm actually has a Medicare provider for us when we become eligible)

      when you get a chance, check your personnal email, there’s something you need to know


    157. eaglesoars
      158 | April 6, 2018 3:25 pm

      pocket change

      How $37 Million from the Clinton Foundation Disappeared in Baltimore

      Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when the CBHF told federal tax authorities that year its only office was in Washington, D.C.?

      Haiti. Still a cholera-infested shithole in spite of the Clintons. Correction. Because of the Clintons.

      https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/how-37-million-from-the-clinton-foundation-disappeared-in-baltimore/


    158. 159 | April 6, 2018 4:20 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I saw it! I’m saving it for reading later, when I can finally get this @#$%$%% Opposition out the door.


    159. eaglesoars
      160 | April 6, 2018 4:46 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      ‘k.
      VDH is coming up on Larry O’Connor. Something about Brennan.


    160. eaglesoars
      161 | April 6, 2018 5:12 pm

      Well the headline says “Lord of the Rings” but the story says

      The upcoming story is set before the events in the first of the three LOTR novels, The Fellowship Of The Ring.

      According to Entertainment Weekly, the well-known war to destroy the prestigious One Ring – chronicled in director Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy – will not to be presented in the upcoming TV edition.

      Netflix is making this so I guess it must be The Hobbit

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5585711/Amazons-Lord-Rings-TV-series-set-expensive-history.html


    161. eaglesoars
      162 | April 6, 2018 5:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Netflix is making this

      sorry, AMAZON is making it


    162. 163 | April 6, 2018 5:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Nice editing….

      “The final film, Lord Of The Rings: The King Returns picked up 11 Oscars, winning in all the categories it was nominated for including Best Picture. ”

      Seriously, don’t journalists do any proper research anymore?


    163. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      164 | April 6, 2018 5:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I think it takes place during the large timespan between hobbit and LOTR. There’s actually a lot that can be covered. There is actually a high quality fan film out there that covers one little story in that time frame called The Hunt for Gollum.


    164. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      165 | April 6, 2018 5:37 pm

      Personally I would rather have had a series based on the Silmarillion. That era keeps being ignored.


    165. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      166 | April 6, 2018 5:43 pm

      Todays smoke. El Gueguense (Wise Man) Red Label Churchill. Awesome. Tomorrows birthday cigar will be a Recluse by Iconic. A much smaller size than I’m used to so it might be a two-fer day.


    166. 167 | April 6, 2018 6:04 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      so it might be a two-fer day.

      Hello… It’ll be your birthday, if that isn’t 2fer day all by itself, their aint no such thing as 2fer day.


    167. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      168 | April 6, 2018 6:17 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      so it might be a two-fer day.

      Hello… It’ll be your birthday, if that isn’t 2fer day all by itself, their aint no such thing as 2fer day.

      Too true. Just need to find the time. Keep getting pounded with snow so outside is out. Have the kids so I won’t be taking a drive. And I don’t do cigars inside until after the kids are in bed.


    168. eaglesoars
      169 | April 6, 2018 7:05 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Personally I would rather have had a series based on the Silmarillion.

      oh yeah!

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      happy birthday!


    169. eaglesoars
      170 | April 6, 2018 7:50 pm

      I don’t know how to find out how many times this judge has been overruled. First guess is LOTS

      A judge in Massachusetts on Friday ruled against a lawsuit that questioned the state’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, declaring that the weapons were not protected by the Second Amendment.

      Assault weapons are considered to be military firearms, U.S. District Judge William Young said in his ruling, therefore disqualifying them from being included in a citizen’s right to “bear arms.”

      Policy makers, rather than the courts, were better suited to decide on the regulation for the weapons, he said.

      “Other states are equally free to leave them unregulated and available to their law-abiding citizens,” Young said in his ruling. “These policy matters are simply not of constitutional moment.

      not of constitutional moment. must be why it’s in the Constitution.

      Massachusetts’ ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment, judge rules

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/06/massachusetts-ban-on-assault-weapons-doesnt-violate-2nd-amendment-judge-rules.html


    170. lobo91
      171 | April 6, 2018 8:10 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Even if he were correct (which he’s not), I would have attacked the way the AG issued the ban in the first place. She had no legal authority to do so.


    171. 172 | April 6, 2018 8:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Fine, then I will assume that if the military does NOT use a particular fireman, and it not a fully automatic weapon, that an individual has a right to keep and bear.

      The AR-15 falls into that category, Judge Doofus. I don’t care if you WERE appointed by Reagan.


    172. lobo91
      173 | April 6, 2018 8:16 pm

      Liberal Arrested For Threatening To Murder Congressman Bob Goodlatte For ‘Challenging Mueller’

      On Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Virginia announced the arrest of a Roanoke man accused of threatening to murder Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA) over social media.

      The USAO charged 38-year-old Christopher Michael McGowan with “one count of making a threatening communication through interstate commerce,” according to a statement from the Department of Justice.

      “Federal law criminalizes threatening communications made through the internet or a telephone, and these types of threats are not protected by the First Amendment,” U.S. Attorney Cullen said in the statement. “As this case indicates, our office will act swiftly to address threats of gun violence.”

      According to the criminal complaint and affidavit, McGowan allegedly tweeted threatening messages toward Goodlatte in mid-December. Officers with the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office visited McGowan at his home where he admitted to sending the tweets but said that he didn’t own any firearms and had no intent on hurting anyone.

      McGowan tweeted: “I will do this in full belief I am defending the constitution of the United States. I am not making a joke. I will kill him. Should you believe my doing so would be illegal please arrest me so we can have this discussion in court BEFORE I actually do it. Thank you.”


    173. eaglesoars
      174 | April 6, 2018 8:19 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      he got nothing about this ruling correct.

      somebody should give him a history lesson and teach him how to spell ‘Lexington’


    174. eaglesoars
      175 | April 6, 2018 8:30 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      so we can have this discussion in court

      my tax dollars paying for his legal fees, I suppose. That nonsense has to stop


    175. eaglesoars
      176 | April 6, 2018 8:39 pm

      Tucker is covering FAcebook’s attempt to get medical info


    176. 177 | April 6, 2018 8:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      he got nothing about this ruling correct.

      It doesn’t matter, as long as the SCOTUS continues to refuse to rule on any specificity as to which firearms a citizen may own under the 2nd, lower courts will continue to violate the 2nd with impunity.


    177. eaglesoars
      178 | April 6, 2018 9:03 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I just want him overturned in the most humiliating language imaginable so the next time he hears a case he’s fairly certain all the lawyers are sniggering at him behind his back


    178. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      179 | April 6, 2018 9:49 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Thank you.


    179. AZfederalist
      180 | April 6, 2018 10:02 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I don’t care if you WERE appointed by Reagan.

      There are definitely stealth lefties hiding as reasonable jurists.


    180. AZfederalist
      181 | April 6, 2018 10:05 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I just want him overturned in the most humiliating language imaginable so the next time he hears a case he’s fairly certain all the lawyers are sniggering at him behind his back

      Given that his ruling used the terminology “assault weapons” when referring to semi-automatic sporting arms, it shouldn’t take much to get him overturned.

      /I thought lawyers were sticklers for precise legal language.


    181. eaglesoars
      182 | April 6, 2018 10:23 pm

      I has the sleepies. nite.


    182. coldwarrior
      183 | April 6, 2018 10:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Tucker is covering FAcebook’s attempt to get medical info

      the HIPPA rega are very clear, the punishment is even clearer.

      ive seen peeps lose their jobs and licenses over minor infractions


    183. coldwarrior
      184 | April 6, 2018 11:07 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      i have often hung up on idiots on the phone who are looking for info when they call the ER with this line:

      I cannot, by law, answer your questions. i will not place my organization at legal peril nor will i place my license at risk by talking to you further on this recorded line. If you dislike these HIPPA regulations you make take that up with your congressman, further questions about these regulations can be answered by our legal department. good day.


    184. 185 | April 7, 2018 1:20 am

      Hmmm, I’ve been me for 500,446 hours. If I’m not a professional at being me yet, I should provably find someone else to be.


    185. rain of lead
      186 | April 7, 2018 8:19 am

      @ doriangrey:

      your dopplegangar called to say hi and offered to take the job


    186. rain of lead
      187 | April 7, 2018 8:20 am

      oh, and morning y”all


    187. rain of lead
      188 | April 7, 2018 8:31 am

      this guy

      “I AM THE MAJORITY!”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwf3d7hP9g

      is starting to trend
      let’s see how long it takes for the left to notice him and try to DESTROY him

      I think less than a week


    188. rain of lead
      189 | April 7, 2018 8:37 am

      In 2017, Tennessee required nearly all employers screen new hires through E-Verify, a federal program that checks that they are authorized to work in the United States.

      huh, who knew?


    189. eaglesoars
      190 | April 7, 2018 9:37 am

      @ rain of lead:

      We’ve been required to do it for years. When it first started, it was a total screw up. The databases were wrong. Our office mgr has dual citizenship, U.S. and Canadian, and they were threatening to deport her. I have no idea if it’s any better now.


    190. RIX
      191 | April 7, 2018 10:00 am

      Forty-nine years after the mysterious car crash in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts, that left a woman drowned in a pond and nearly sank the political career of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Hollywood is plumbing the murky depths of the scandal for the first time.
      @ NBC News
      NBC take on Chappaquiddick. “Mysterious”? I don’t think so.


    191. coldwarrior
      192 | April 7, 2018 10:16 am

      @ RIX:

      yet the Massholes re-elected this commie traitor time and again


    192. RIX
      193 | April 7, 2018 10:19 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      yet the Massholes re-elected this commie traitor time and again

      Yeah, the Lion of the Senate. Different rules for different folks.


    193. 194 | April 7, 2018 10:20 am

      No, this is not a little lite Saturday morning/afternoon reading. It is another long convoluted incomprehensible rant from your local good for nothing washed up broke ass former Rock Star.

      https://thewildernessofmirrors.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/everyday-brings-something-new/

      (The irony here which no doubt will be lost on everyone, is if ya’ll had bought more of my CD’s ya probably would have shut me up and not had to suffer through all my insane rantings)


    194. 195 | April 7, 2018 10:25 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      your dopplegangar called to say hi and offered to take the job

      Tell him to send his time sheet in to HR for verification of hours and job qualifications. At this point, I think he’s welcome to it.


    195. lobo91
      196 | April 7, 2018 10:47 am

      Soros Organisations Seeking to ‘Break Hungary’ Ahead of Sunday Election, Says Government

      With Hungarians set to go to the polls on Sunday, a spokesman for the Prime Minister has warned organisations sponsored by billionaire financier George Soros are working to blackmail the country into accepting mass migration.

      Labelling a leaked European Union paper a “Soros report” designed to force Hungary to bow to EU pressure to accept mass migration and other diktats, Zoltán Kovács said Hungarians would never accept the demands.

      Remarking that changes proposed to the Dublin regulations which govern the movement of asylum seekers within the bloc would soon make Hungary taking migrants mandatory, Kovács recalled how, “In recent weeks and days, several statements have been made concerning the systematic attempt to break Hungary that the Soros organisations are trying to achieve using various instruments.”

      He added: “We arrived at the latest stop in this process on Wednesday, when the European Parliament’s report that is in preparation against Hungary, and which will be presented next week, was leaked.”


    196. eaglesoars
      197 | April 7, 2018 11:11 am

      @ lobo91:

      Hungarians have lucked out in Viktor Orban. And if he ever gets his hands on Soros, he’ll kill him. And all his spawn. Doing us all a favor.


    197. coldwarrior
      198 | April 7, 2018 11:33 am

      Why is there 4″ of global warming on the ground?

      Why is it below freezing in April????


    198. lobo91
      199 | April 7, 2018 1:02 pm

      A Third Of Millennials Aren’t Sure The Earth Is Round, Survey Finds

      A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape.

      YouGov, a British market research firm, polled 8,215 adults in the United States to find out if they ever believed in the “flat Earth” movement. Only 66 percent of young millennials answered that they “always believe the world is round.” Science teachers across the U.S. will be shaking their heads after learning that nine percent of young adults answered that they have “always believed” the planet was flat.

      Another nine percent said of young adults said they thought the planet was spherical but had doubts about it. In a disturbing display of indecision, 16 percent of millennials said they weren’t sure what the shape of the planet was.


    199. eaglesoars
      200 | April 7, 2018 1:10 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Why is there 4″ of global warming on the ground?

      Why is it below freezing in April????

      I just got home from running my errands. There are these tiny white things falling out of the sky. The wind is blowing like a mofo, it’s effing freezing – too cold for the dogs to go out – so of course I forgot where I parked my car and had to walk the parking lot like a waif in the Arctic

      gah


    200. eaglesoars
      201 | April 7, 2018 1:12 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round

      now do gravity

      I’ll bet it would be interesting to know the ethnic/religious demo on that number


    201. eaglesoars
      202 | April 7, 2018 1:22 pm

      I don’t have time at the moment to read 750K words, but here’s an article about the piece that claims the California Civil War will be the end of the Republican Party (which may be correct but not for the reasons the author thinks). As Kurt Schlicter, who is turning out to be a prophet has said “You need to understand something. Trump is not OUR last change. He is YOUR last chance.” Also, “They want us dead”.

      yup

      The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War

      https://www.redstate.com/diary/FreddyT/2018/04/07/great-read-says-twitters-ceo-article-advocating-eradication-right/


    202. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      203 | April 7, 2018 1:47 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      A Third Of Millennials Aren’t Sure The Earth Is Round, Survey Finds

      A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape.

      YouGov, a British market research firm, polled 8,215 adults in the United States to find out if they ever believed in the “flat Earth” movement. Only 66 percent of young millennials answered that they “always believe the world is round.” Science teachers across the U.S. will be shaking their heads after learning that nine percent of young adults answered that they have “always believed” the planet was flat.

      Another nine percent said of young adults said they thought the planet was spherical but had doubts about it. In a disturbing display of indecision, 16 percent of millennials said they weren’t sure what the shape of the planet was.

      Well, you know, if school sciences were teaching actual science instead of normalizing Gender Dysmorphia and crap like that they’d know better.


    203. RIX
      204 | April 7, 2018 1:48 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Dads name is Mohammad and Moms name is Fatima. Can’t figure out what religious persuasion that makes them.


    204. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      205 | April 7, 2018 1:56 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I don’t have time at the moment to read 750K words, but here’s an article about the piece that claims the California Civil War will be the end of the Republican Party (which may be correct but not for the reasons the author thinks). As Kurt Schlicter, who is turning out to be a prophet has said “You need to understand something. Trump is not OUR last change. He is YOUR last chance.” Also, “They want us dead”.

      yup

      The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War

      https://www.redstate.com/diary/FreddyT/2018/04/07/great-read-says-twitters-ceo-article-advocating-eradication-right/

      People need to wake up. The left has ALWAYS been about one party rule. Power at any cost is their agenda. Strange, the article says Trump is a horrible racist, but the CEO of BET just said Trump has been a huge boost for employment in the Black community. Strange.


    205. 206 | April 7, 2018 1:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I don’t have time at the moment to read 750K words, but here’s an article about the piece that claims the California Civil War will be the end of the Republican Party (which may be correct but not for the reasons the author thinks). As Kurt Schlicter, who is turning out to be a prophet has said “You need to understand something. Trump is not OUR last change. He is YOUR last chance.” Also, “They want us dead”.

      yup

      The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War

      https://www.redstate.com/diary/FreddyT/2018/04/07/great-read-says-twitters-ceo-article-advocating-eradication-right/

      ROTFLMAO… And I basically wrote the rebuttal to Kurt Shitforbrains diatribe this morning without even knowing it.

      http://thewildernessofmirrors.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/everyday-brings-something-new/


    206. eaglesoars
      207 | April 7, 2018 1:59 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Dads name is Mohammad and Moms name is Fatima. Can’t figure out what religious persuasion that makes them.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if their names were Jose and Maria either


    207. eaglesoars
      208 | April 7, 2018 2:07 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Kurt Shitforbrains

      Apparently, you don’t know who he is

      He PREDICTED the civil war. I’ve recommended his books before

      “People’s Republic”

      America’s growing political and cultural divisions have finally split the United States apart. Now, as the former blue states begin to collapse under the dead weight of their politically correct tyranny, a lethal operative haunted by his violent past undertakes one last mission to infiltrate and take out his target in the nightmarish city of Los Angeles, deep in the heart of the People’s Republic of North America.

      https://www.amazon.com/Peoples-Republic-Kurt-Schlichter-ebook/dp/B01M0H7WQZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1523124228&sr=1-1&keywords=Kurt+Schlicter
      ———-

      Conservative Insurgency

      Conservative Insurgency takes the form of an oral history of a successful struggle against progressive dominance from the perspective of the year 2041. It is not a novel; instead, it is a rallying cry and a battle plan for constitutional conservatives who feel outnumbered and outgunned by a liberal establishment that wants to make them extinct and Republican moderates who are more than happy to lose if it means they keep getting invitations to all the right parties.

      https://www.amazon.com/Conservative-Insurgency-Struggle-Take-America-ebook/dp/B00LBLMZP0/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1523124228&sr=1-3&keywords=Kurt+Schlicter


    208. 209 | April 7, 2018 2:07 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      I must confess that I am confused by the fact that there are so many imbeciles like Kurt Shitforbrains who are virtually NEVER right about anything, yet they not only remain employed, but are paid 6 figure salaries.

      Not only can I WRITE, I am right about what I write 10 times more often than I am wrong. Yet you do not see any of the so called conservative publishing companies beating my door down to force 6 figure salaries on me.

      Its enough to make one wonder if they haven’t missed one of the most important conspiracy theories of all time.


    209. lobo91
      210 | April 7, 2018 2:44 pm

      Alongside that effort, voters in 2010 also passed Proposition 14, a state constitutional amendment that established a top-two primary system in which all candidates, regardless of party, are placed on the same primary ballot, and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, head into the general election. The immediate result was to bolster competition within almost all districts. In a district populated by Democrats, the voters still got a choice between, say, a more progressive candidate and a moderate candidate.

      I still can’t believe the courts have allowed that mess to stand. They’ve essentially allowed one-party rule to be the law.

      Politics in California today still has a range of political differences that get worked out within political bodies. The city council of San Francisco is made up of all Democrats but is often trapped in fierce policy battles between supervisors who are more left of center than their colleagues who are more moderate and supportive of the tech industry. However, everyone on that city council is a Democrat and would be considered a progressive Democrat in the national context. They all embrace creating a diverse society, fighting climate change, etc. The California Legislature holds a similar range of political opinions, from very left to pro-business Democrat, but they almost all operate within a worldview that shares much common ground — a worldview that is not shared by the few remaining Republicans still in the chambers.

      In short, California has a supermajority of 60 percent of the population, and thus a supermajority of elected officials, who share a common vision of a general way forward. Their differences are worked out within the confines of that general vision. California Republicans, like their conservative national colleagues, don’t share that general vision, and so they have been pushed out of serious political discourse. They were beaten, and beaten badly. And they almost certainly won’t be part of that discourse until they go through a lengthy process of reform over many years.

      Apparently, this person believes that the same thing that happened in California is about to happen nationwide. They’re going to be awfully surprised when their expected “blue wave” turns out to be accompanied by a flushing sound.


    210. 211 | April 7, 2018 2:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Apparently, you don’t know who he is

      Apparently we have different definitions of what being prophetic means. In my definition, the prophet has to actually get it right. That is, not be a Tarot Card reading hocus-pocus artist.

      Let’s start with the “Civil War” prophecy. There has been no civil war, nor will there be one in America for the next hundred or more years. The political strife and division in America today is nothing new. Nor is it particularly more strident or aggressive than it has been in the past.

      The only significant difference between the tension today, and the tension of years past, is that the mainstream media has essentially quit pretending to be unbiased.

      90 percent of this “Civil War” crap, is straight up, unbridled, unvarnished horseshit political hyperbole. During the early months of 1804 Vice President Arron Burr repeatedly made a rash of highly inflammatory accusations against his opponent Alexander Hamilton. Accusations which Alexander Hamilton considered so grievous to his reputation that he challenged Arron Burr to a pistol duel over them.

      Burrs accusations against Hamilton were horseshit political hyperbole. Those horseshit political hyperbole accusations have been flying fast and furiously every since. There was then and still remains as much truth to them as there was magical special cloth in the Emperor’s new cloths.

      This horseshit political hyperbole serves one purpose, the same purpose it served then. It rallies the troops around a flag. American politics has devolved to the level of a British Football match in Coventry. Regardless of who wins, there is going to be bloodshed. And then, next season, rinse and repeat, and then next season, rinse and repeat.

      The individual teams fans have all known each other their entire lives, they drink with each other, send their kids to the same schools, do all the normal regular things that any mostly functional society does. But its really only when they are on the football pitch, that the fans get worked up enough to do violence to each other.

      And so it is with American politics. This is the truth behind all of the Uniparty conspiracy theories. America’s politicians are the British Football Team Owners. To them, its just a fucking sport. You are just one of the stupid fans, easily led around by horseshit rhetorical political hyperbole. Manipulated into purchasing “Seasons Tickets” every year so you never miss a match.

      Yes, there is something happening in America, but no, it is not a civil war, it won’t be bloody er than it already is, well, not by much anyways. Its not a Republican v Democrat thing, it isn’t even really a Liberal v Conservative thing. Trees never have a startling moment of clarity where they suddenly realize, “Hey, I’m turning into a damned rock over here”.

      EVERYTHING that is happening in America today is happening for ONE single solitary reason. Because virtually NOBODY is willing to admit that they do not actually believe the horseshit political hyperbole because the second they do, they admit that their side has not won. They admit, that yes, it is all just a part of the process of psyching out the other team in order to take advantage of their disillusionment.

      Because the majority cannot do that, they cannot recognize the real danger threatening them. They are so intent on staring down the obvious political opponents, that they do not see the assassin who is calmly walking up to them calling them “Mom” or “Dad”.

      Kurt Schlicter is wrong, he’s not only wrong, he’s not even writing about the right sports contest.


    211. coldwarrior
      212 | April 7, 2018 3:03 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      And so it is with American politics. This is the truth behind all of the Uniparty conspiracy theories. America’s politicians are the British Football Team Owners. To them, its just a fucking sport. You are just one of the stupid fans, easily led around by horseshit rhetorical political hyperbole. Manipulated into purchasing “Seasons Tickets” every year so you never miss a match.

      gospel.

      as soon as trump hit the scene, the wordsmith’s started hammering mightily on their keyboards to whip the base and keep the game going.


    212. 213 | April 7, 2018 3:10 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Meh, this amounts to little more than the populist propaganda pablum distributed by a one sided highly biased media which still believes it controls what everyone thinks. The so called majority or wave it refers to does not exist and never did. The Democrat party in California retains political control over California because they practice the Stalin Rule. It isn’t who votes that counts, its who counts the votes that matters.

      The Democrats maintain their so called margin, by constantly increasing the number of illegal and ineligible voters, that majority vote allows them to make sure that the integrity of the actual vote is never investigated or verified.

      As to the Top two Candidate ruling, yea, that is not unique to California, its actually from New England. Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Taxachusetts. You can thank them for that.


    213. eaglesoars
      214 | April 7, 2018 3:17 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I mean no disrespect, I’m not igoring you but I’ve got stuff on the stove, bbl


    214. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    215. coldwarrior
      216 | April 7, 2018 3:29 pm

      China acted swiftly on Wednesday to announce reciprocal tariffs on $50 billion worth of American imports, unveiling a match for the Trump administration’s move against Chinese imports less than 12 hours before. Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered a review of measures on $100 billion of additional Chinese goods, China will have to get creative to keep up the like-for-like rhetoric. There aren’t enough American goods imports to target

      free trade huh? not enough imports to tariff…howz that adam smith stuff work again?


    216. 217 | April 7, 2018 3:37 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:
      I’m sure the driver’s name was Karl.

      ////


    217. 218 | April 7, 2018 6:22 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      free trade huh? not enough imports to tariff…howz that adam smith stuff work again?

      ROTFLMAO… Yup, China just hoisted itself upon its on petard. And Trump already lit its fuse. Gonna be amusing watching China cut its own balls off trying to escape before it explodes.


    218. eaglesoars
      219 | April 7, 2018 7:03 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      ok I can sit down for a bit, so where were we…

      first, I think you and I have a different understanding of Schlichter, so let’s put that aside for the time being. Go back to the precis of that 750k word article that I linked to originally.

      “Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must win”

      That is the premise. It’s not a declaration of cultural civil war, it’s an acknowledgment of it.

      The portrait of the right is racist,mysogynist, devoted to the interests of big business and environmentally irredeemable (climate change denial).
      There is nothing to discuss. It is so far divorced from reality and justice. Trump has finally exposed its true nature for all to see.

      If the Civil War was in part about 2 econ systems, this civil war is about 2 views on ‘energy’, carbon based or green and only green is sustainable.

      The 2 sides become entrenched and mis-represent the other (he doesn’t realize he is in the process of doing just that) and all compromise is futile.

      There are some other aspects to his argument, but he’s not wrong. Holding up California as the ‘way forward’ (Mao-speak) is, to me, so fantastical it leaves me speechless. It has the 1st or 2nd highest poverty rate in the country, its major cities are shitholes (It costs 4 times more to rent a U-Haul in San Fran than in Vegas because people leaving have increased demand).

      And last, but DEFINITELY not least, his happy anticipation of one-party rule is pure totalitarian thuggery.

      Your ‘assassins’ saying hello to Mom and Dad are this guy’s shock troops. You live there, Dorian. You’ve already got your governor refusing to obey federal orders and individual cities refusing to go along with the governor.

      What do you call it? You my think ‘war’ is hyperbole, but neither side is going to compromise. It’s total defeat for one side or the other.


    219. eaglesoars
      220 | April 7, 2018 7:10 pm

      ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

      Diamond and Silk?

      ‘Unsafe To The Community’: Facebook Takes On Pro-Trump Diamond And Silk

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/380935-unsafe-to-the-community-facebook-takes-on-pro-trump-diamond-and-silk/


    220. AZfederalist
      221 | April 7, 2018 8:15 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I just got home from running my errands. There are these tiny white things falling out of the sky. The wind is blowing like a mofo, it’s effing freezing – too cold for the dogs to go out – so of course I forgot where I parked my car and had to walk the parking lot like a waif in the Arctic

      gah

      91 here in Tucson today. A little too warm too early.


    221. eaglesoars
      222 | April 7, 2018 8:17 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      a friend in Louisiana said it dropped from 68 to 45 and started rain rain rain


    222. AZfederalist
      223 | April 7, 2018 8:35 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      a friend in Louisiana said it dropped from 68 to 45 and started rain rain rain

      I think our next rain is going to be some time after July 4.


    223. 224 | April 7, 2018 8:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      “Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must win”

      This is a simple fallacy. Neither side can win, because neither side is at war. This “War” of Schlichter’s is an illusion. Its a game, a contest, there is no winning or losing, only the maintenance of the illusion of duality. There are 535 sides.

      Every Congressman and Senator is on their own side. The two so called political parties exist only as loose alliances within a framework the allow cooperation to achieve similar goals. If you do not understand the goals, then you will never understand the tactics.

      The goals are wealth and power. Its that simple. None of them have any intention of destroying the system, because it is the system which allows them to attain their goals. There is no war because one side or the other “wining” would collapse the system.

      Reality is very straight forward, America has a unique form of Aristocracy. We have what could be called, a Transitional Aristocracy. In the old traditional form of Aristocracy, the only way for someone not born into the Aristocracy to gain entrance to the Aristocracy, was through violent bloodshed. You literally had to kill your way in.

      In our Transitional Aristocracy, anyone who can find the means to win an election can become a member of the Aristocracy. You get yourself voted into office, and begin the process of gathering as much wealth and power to yourself as you can, because you are not a permanent member of the Aristocracy except in name.

      Lose your elected office, and your source of wealth, power and influence instantly begin diminishing. Why do you think so many politicians become “Consultants, Lobbyists or Talking Heads”?

      The Democrats need the Republicans and the Republicans need the Democrats, without each other, their wealth, power and influence would be dramatically reduced because they would have no way of justifying why their social improvement projects continuously fail.

      All of their wealth and power grabs are about doing something for the public. Its always the promise of fixing this or that. Why is it that they do not fix the things that government is qualified to fix? Like infrastructure, poverty, crime? Because, their just isn’t any damned money or power in it.

      There are some other aspects to his argument, but he’s not wrong. Holding up California as the ‘way forward’ (Mao-speak) is, to me, so fantastical it leaves me speechless. It has the 1st or 2nd highest poverty rate in the country,

      Oh for fucks sake, you’ve been drinking from the same Jim Jones kool-aid jug as Ironfist. No, California is not 1st or 2nd, its not even in the top 20. Try 35th in the country.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_poverty_rate

      California represents 1/5th of the ENTIRE US ECONOMY. Do you even remotely understand what that means? Here’s a hint for you, quit believing everything you hear from the mainstream media.

      Last year 142,932 people left California, while 332,197 people moved here, that’s a net increase of 189,265 people. As you pointed out, yes, I actually do live here. Like Ironfist, you are GROSSLY misinformed about California.

      Try keeps this in mind, as a professional musician, I have been in every state in the United State except Hawaii. This I can absolutely guarantee, every single state has its own little particularities. However, aside form climate and ecosystem differences, the United States is profoundly homogeneous.

      These horror stories you keep reading about California are literally 99 percent fiction. California is the 5th largest and most powerful economy on earth coming in in 2017 at 2.85 TRILLION dollars GDP. Only being surpassed by the US itself, China, Japan and Germany.

      As for Batshit Crazy Moonbeam Brown, yea, he’s an idiot, but he is hardly any worse than Taxachuttes, Vermont, New Jersey, New York or Ohio’s governors.

      Your ‘assassins’ saying hello to Mom and Dad are this guy’s shock troops.

      No. The assassins saying hello to Mom and Dad, are literally America’s youth. They are the product of 70 plus years of unrestrained gradually increasing Marxist propaganda and indoctrination in America’s Educational System. 1/3rd of whom would freely and willingly abolish America’s Constitutional Republic tomorrow if they could and replace it with a Marxist/Socialist/Communist republic.

      You are so busy watching your gladiatorial game between the Democrats and Republicans that you do not see what is happening right in front of you. Bernie Sanders popularity wasn’t a fluke. The Democrats didn’t give Hillary the nomination because they thought it was her turn, or because they thought Bernie couldn’t win.

      They gave Hillary the nomination because they knew it was the only way to prevent the destruction of the illusion of America’s two party system. Yes, party officials in Marxist/Socialist/Communist nations became wealthy and powerful, but not even remotely on a scale that compares to the politicians of America.

      Your boy Schlichter is nothing but a pom-pom waving Cheerleader for the illusion of the two party system. He diatribes are the happy horseshit rhetorical hyperbole preached from megaphones to the seasons ticket holders and other highly emotional and devoted fans. Its pure political bullshit designed to keep the fans engaged and always worried that if they do not engage their side will lose.

      So quick, send in your political donation, and don’t forget to donate to the various ideological media outlets that are waging this war on your behalf.


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