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  • Whataboutism You Talkin’ About, Willis??

    by The Barbarian ( 73 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at October 28th, 2018 - 9:44 am

    “But George Bush……”

    For eight years we heard this. That or “it’s Bush’s fault. Mind you, from 2000 to 2008 no one was allowed to point out the failures of the Clinton Administration; we were only to remember the fabulous economy, but not the dot.com burst that destroyed 401k’s and fortunes; we were to remember the rise in home ownership; not the strongarm tactics that resulted in disastrous loans. Most of all, we were never to mention the foreign policy failures that contributed to 9/11.  From 2008 to 2016, Bush was to blame for everything from interest-only ARM loans to the Fall of the Roman Empire.

    Well, it’s back. When Donald Trump is criticized for this or that, and you direct the critic to similar or worse actions by Obama, the cry goes up “I’m tired of your Whataboutism! Why can’t you just defend Trump without criticizing Obama! You CAN’T, can you?”  Well, I certainly can, but I just spent 8 years being called a racist; I’m not about to subject myself to the new and improved version regarding the White Guy with the Hair that Defies Gravity.  (I swear, the next kitten I get is going to be a marmalade color, just so I can name him Trumpkin and piss off all the right neighbors).

    But what I like to call “whatabout?” is expanding to new areas.  With predictably similar results.

    National Rifle Association v. Planned Parenthood

    If there is any organization the left hates with a passion it’s the National Rifle Association.  Their exalted status as bogeyman/terrorist is relatively recent – pretty much since the 1980’s.  For instance, on August 1, 1966, when mental defective Charles Whitman climbed the stairs at the University of Texas to unleash hell on the populace below, no one took to the airwaves to condemn the members of the NRA.   Now the 6 million members of the NRA are responsible for every madman who commits an act of evil using a firearm.  They stand in the way of gun control laws!  If only it weren’t for the NRA, we would have sensible gun laws.  You know, like they have in Chicago.  Or in California.  Because those gun laws worked so well in San Bernardino.  They are the only organization that I can think of where it’s members are continually held liable for acts they not only condemn, but had no part in.  It’s always striking that the ignorant left vilifies politicians that accept endorsements from the NRA, whose members are the sole source of their campaign donations.

    The darling organization of the left is Planned Parenthood, an organization that reeks of deception and whose very name is dripping with irony.  The left and the media extol the virtue of PP, that it provides women with necessary “health care”. For this they receive governmental funding, the withdrawal of which will apparently end any hope of women receiving medical care in this country.  But what Democrats bestow with their left hand – they extract with their right in the form of campaign donations.  This isn’t a women’s health organization – it’s Mr. Yin Fluff and Fold.  And when the insidious practices of PP are exposed in the form of undercover video, does the MSM or Democrats demand an explanation?  No.  They immediately accuse the video makers of lying.  In fact, if you’re the California Attorney General and running for the U.S. Senate, you protect your donor by bringing criminal charges against them.

    The TEA Party v. The Resistance

    The TEA Party actually had its genesis in the election of 2006, in response to the profligate spending by the GOP.  They didn’t actually vote FOR the Democrats; they just refused to vote for the Republicans; but the result was a same.  It gave itself a name in 2009 in response to the ACA.  It held rallies, cleaned up after themselves, and attended Town Hall meetings where their voices got a little loud and their anger was evident.  Violence, however, was not a part of the rhetoric.  When the ACA was still in its legislative phase, they politely went to the halls of Congress and requested a meeting with their various Congress Critters.  For this, they were labeled racist by the mainstream media and called terrorists by the Vice President. Not to mention the use of  the vulgar term “tea baggers” by the President, who snotted about them whenever possible.  The media, in fact, blamed them for the death of a Federal agent because he was found dead in the woods several miles from where a rally was being held.  Except, suicide.  Retraction on page 6.

    The Resistance arose in the election of 2016, for no other reason than they didn’t like results.  Trump hadn’t even DONE anything and there they were, taking to the streets and screaming their asses off.  Wanting to blow up the White House.  Their paramilitary wing, Antifa, happily crashes any pro-America rally in hopes of putting that brand-new club with accessorized bicycle locks to use on a “Trumpster’s” head.  Bonus points if they’re wearing a red hat.  Conservative speaker in town?  Well, let’s burn down nearby buildings and scare away those conservative cavepeople with FIRE!  Media gives them a pass, calling them “anti-fascists” and reducing their antics to a one-minute segment, to be followed by half an hour on the President’s latest tweet.  ANTI-fascist??  Maybe these people need to Google “Kristallnacht” and take a refresher course in the what the Brown Shirts really were.

    I’m thinking the ancient Romans had it right…..the Latin word for “left” is “sinister”.

     

    As always it’s your open thread.  Time to discuss anything you want.  Like Rush’s Open Line Friday – except you know, here that’s every day.

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    73 Responses to “Whataboutism You Talkin’ About, Willis??”
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    1. RIX
      1 | October 28, 2018 10:50 am

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/10/27/gq-correspondent-julia-ioffe-tells-fellow-american-jews-who-makes-this-possible-after-synagogue-shooting-just-guess/

      @ Twitchy
      This GQ contributor blames her fellow Jews for the Synagogue shootings.
      Her reasoning? Because they supported Trump moving our embassy to Jerusalem!
      WTF! let that sink in.


    2. RIX
      2 | October 28, 2018 11:10 am

      Stephanopolis just opened his Sunday program lamenting all of the hate and violence.
      Ok, so far so good, but he was not done. You have probably guessed what came next.
      He then went on to place “An incendiary and unapologetic president at the epicenter.”
      No bias, none st all./


    3. lobo91
      3 | October 28, 2018 11:14 am

      @ RIX:

      Gee…who could have seen that coming?
      /s


    4. RIX
      4 | October 28, 2018 11:27 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Gee…who could have seen that coming?
      /s

      Yup, it is a forehead slapper. Never saw that coming./


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | October 28, 2018 11:47 am

      RIX wrote:

      Because they supported Trump moving our embassy to Jerusalem!

      she’s one of the ones I mentioned last nite. She’s the person who accused Trump of having an incestuous relationship with Ivanka. Remember the name. Julia Ioffe.

      Some of the Never Trumpers (e.g. John Podhoretz) are assuming a horrified crouch at the Trump blaming, never thinking that their years of Never Trumping (which was never based on policy, as it began during the campaign) fertilized those fields.

      The new thing on twitter is to try to isolate George Soros from the free-fire zone. Now the word ‘Soros’ is a ‘dog whistle’ for ‘Jew’ and if you say ‘Soros’ you mean ‘Jew’ and you are an anti-Semite.

      It was a fascinating thing to watch. Within a matter of hours, no more than 6, the language police came out with their speech cudgels. I watched to see if I could tell where it originated but it was too diffuse. But there’s definitely a ‘journolist’ feel to it, marching orders were given and to the keyboards they took.

      Trump as an anti-Semite is not a new trope. Here’s a piece from the Atlantic/Nov 2016 that uses a campaign ad to illustrate. You can watch the ad. So, after you’ve done that, read the piece and see if it makes ANY sense to you. When I watched it, it was about jobs, globalism, etc. and Hillary was the main villain. But this guy saw Soros, Yellin and Blankenfield as the targets.

      https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-rolls-out-anti-semitic-closing-ad

      The other thing about using Soros as a stand-in for Jews: He’s an atheist. To insist he’s a Jew today is to declare Jews to be a race. Think about that.


    6. lobo91
      6 | October 28, 2018 12:09 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Adam Schiff Says ‘No Accident’ Trump, GOP Target Soros: ‘Whole Modus Operandi Is To Divide Us’

      Rep. Adam Schiff of California on Sunday said President Trump preaches unity in the wake of the tragedy but flirts with danger every morning by stoking divisions on Twitter and mocking George Soros, a prominent Jewish donor for Democrats and target of political attacks from the GOP.

      “Honestly, I think this president’s whole modus operandi is to divide us,” Mr. Schiff, a Democrat, told CNN’s State of the Union, one day after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue while making anti-Semitic comments.

      Mr. Schiff said the American people have a “collective responsibility” to reel in hatred, yet “no one sets the the tone more than the president of the United States.”

      The congressman said the president has failed to lead.

      “It’s going to fall on all the rest of us to make this a more perfect union,” Mr. Schiff said.

      President Trump condemned the anti-Semitic attack on Saturday and tweeted that Americans must “unite to conquer hate.”


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | October 28, 2018 12:20 pm

      The pragmatic argument to the “Soros the Jew” argument is to cite Israeli and Hungarian policies toward him.

      Here’s a primer, which is sympathetic to Soros.

      https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-blames-Soros-for-Israel-anti-deportation-campaign-540640


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | October 28, 2018 12:20 pm

      @ lobo91:

      my #7 was meant for you. gotta go. back later


    9. eaglesoars
      9 | October 28, 2018 1:59 pm

      Trump watched the game last night

      Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!

      aaannnndddd…………….

      Heal the country. Be a leader. America is broken and saddened. Make America great by bringing us together. Stop turning us against each other.

      https://twitter.com/secupp/status/1056417981012549633


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | October 28, 2018 2:27 pm

      About half an hour ago

      Fox Business on Sunday said it pulled an episode of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that contained what critics said was anti-Semitic sentiment just a day after a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

      Fox Business pulls episode of ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ with ‘Soros-occupied State Department’ remark

      well well well


    11. RIX
      12 | October 28, 2018 2:53 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      thanks for posting the video. The guys analysis is completely an unhinged nonseqitor.
      There is nothing in Trumps professional or personal life that has a whiff of anti- semiticism.
      The guy tortures logic when he tries to explain away the criticism of Hillary.
      Kushner? Why he must be a Jew who turns on other Jews. The irony, Soros and his stepfather actually turned Jews into real Nazis. they then bought their property ar fire sale prices.


    12. eaglesoars
      14 | October 28, 2018 3:32 pm

      100% predictable

      Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This

      The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.

      no one has any personal agency, Trump is all

      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/caravan-lie-sparked-massacre-american-jews/574213/?utm_content=edit-promo&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_medium=social&utm_term=2018-10-28T19%3A26%3A29


    13. eaglesoars
      15 | October 28, 2018 3:58 pm

      RIX wrote:

      APU is being dropped by the Simpsons. Doh!

      Think I could start a twitter fight about whether the Pillsbury Dough Boy has genitalia?

      It would be EPIC


    14. coldwarrior
      16 | October 28, 2018 4:32 pm

      @ RIX:
      I am friends with a TON of Indians, they think Apu is funny and not disrespectful in any way.

      Of course, these are all Very successful people who are thrilled to be here, being more than they could ever be at home in india


    15. coldwarrior
      17 | October 28, 2018 4:34 pm

      For clarity…that synagogue was used by 4 congregations ranging from very conservative to very reformed


    16. RIX
      18 | October 28, 2018 5:39 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      APU is being dropped by the Simpsons. Doh!

      Think I could start a twitter fight about whether the Pillsbury Dough Boy has genitalia?

      It would be EPIC

      I think that it is a moral imperative.


    17. RIX
      19 | October 28, 2018 5:41 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:
      I am friends with a TON of Indians, they think Apu is funny and not disrespectful in any way.

      Of course, these are all Very successful people who are thrilled to be here, being more than they could ever be at home in india

      The political correctness is out of hand. It is now damn near criminal to engage in harmless humor.


    18. coldwarrior
      20 | October 28, 2018 5:43 pm

      @ RIX:
      Unless the target is a working white man


    19. coldwarrior
      21 | October 28, 2018 5:44 pm

      The white privilege steaks and gulf coast shrimp are done!!!

      Woooooo!!!!


    20. 22 | October 28, 2018 6:09 pm

      Judging ONLY by the number of yard signs around town, Republicans won’t be doing well this election cycle.


    21. RIX
      23 | October 28, 2018 6:13 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Unless the target is a working white man

      Yup, complete double standard. they never see their hypocrisy.


    22. coldwarrior
      24 | October 28, 2018 6:28 pm

      In a very awesome move, the RNs at Boston medical sent a ton of pennara over to the ICU nurses at UPMC Presbyterian who were caring for the wounded.

      That’s great stuff right there. Makes me proud of my profession.


    23. eaglesoars
      25 | October 28, 2018 6:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      pennara

      ???


    24. coldwarrior
      26 | October 28, 2018 6:47 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      pennara

      ???

      Misspell


    25. coldwarrior
    26. eaglesoars
      28 | October 28, 2018 6:53 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      oh, yeah. I love their soups


    27. lobo91
      29 | October 28, 2018 6:58 pm

      Al Gore Wrong Again: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped Nearly 3% In Trump’s First Year

      When President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords, liberals went ape nuts. America, they said, had just signed the death decree of the world. Al Gore moved to the South Pole and built an igloo.

      But a funny thing happened on the way to the end of the world. Instead of America causing irreversible global warming, harmful greenhouses gases that some scientists say causes climate change actually decreased during Trump’s first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported.

      The EPA report showed “overall decreases across sectors and that total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reported decreased by 2.7 percent from 2016 to 2017.”

      “Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda, the economy is booming, energy production is surging, and we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial sources,” said EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These achievements flow largely from technological breakthroughs in the private sector, not the heavy hand of government. The Trump Administration has proven that federal regulations are not necessary to drive CO2 reductions. While many around the world are talking about reducing greenhouse gases, the U.S. continues to deliver, and today’s report is further evidence of our action-oriented approach.”


    28. coldwarrior
      30 | October 28, 2018 7:09 pm

      @ lobo91:
      TRUMP HATES PLANTS!!!!

      HE’S STARVING THEM OF CO2!!!!


    29. RIX
      31 | October 28, 2018 7:50 pm

      https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/28/jacksonville-jaguars-players-detained-london-details/
      @ Daily Caller
      We all know that NFL players are oppressed or something, that’s why they kneel, right?
      Well, the Jaguars were in London for a game, and they have a Muslim, Businessman owner.
      So they are all reeeeeeally oppressed.
      The night before the game four of the oppressed lads went to a bar and ran up a $50,000 liquor tab.
      That’s some serious drinking. ok, thenthey refused to pay because they thought it was comped!
      Alrighty then.


    30. darkwords
      32 | October 28, 2018 7:54 pm

      @ RIX:
      Someone pointed out that APU is not the only racial stereotype on the simpsons. And Homer is dumb and fat. Marge has blue hair. Bart is a reprobate. etc etc.


    31. RIX
      33 | October 28, 2018 7:57 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      @ RIX:
      Someone pointed out that APU is not the only racial stereotype on the simpsons. And Homer is dumb and fat. Marge has blue hair. Bart is a reprobate. etc etc.

      Yeah, Homer is the stereotypical doofus white guy. To me he’s a role model though.


    32. eaglesoars
      34 | October 28, 2018 8:16 pm

      RIX wrote:

      To me he’s a role model though.

      I knew it, I just knew it!!

      ok, here’s something else to watch for. This is from The Hill, a publication the reports on doings on Capital Hill.

      A group of Jewish leaders told President Trump that he is no longer welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism following the shooting at a synagogue there over the weekend.

      Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice penned a letter to Trump following the Saturday shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

      “Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted,” the group wrote. “You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”

      https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/413558-jewish-leaders-say-trumps-not-welcome-in-pittsburgh-until-he

      “Jewish leaders’. Interesting choice of words.

      Bend the Arc looks for all the world like a front group

      Bend the Arc is a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews all across the country. For years, we’ve worked to build a more just society. Now we’re rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda to fight for the soul of our nation

      https://www.bendthearc.us/


    33. eaglesoars
      35 | October 28, 2018 8:20 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Bend the Arc looks for all the world like a front group

      yep

      We lit yahrzeit candles to honor the memories of those killed. We declared our commitment to each other and to ending white supremacy.

      https://twitter.com/jewishaction/status/1056644607998595072

      I’d love to get a look-see at their donor list


    34. Possum
      36 | October 28, 2018 8:26 pm

      Sunday night in Houston. Gradually reducing my alcohol intake.

      Target for zero alcohol is 1st November.

      Motivated.


    35. RIX
      37 | October 28, 2018 8:31 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      So this group ” Bend the Arc” thinks that they can ban the President of the United States from an American City?
      I don’t think so.


    36. 38 | October 28, 2018 8:42 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I wonder what the left would complain about if Trump were to say “ I want to make this simple enough for any member of the Klan, any white supremacist, any neo-Nazi, any member of Storm Front, any fascist, communist, socialist, and even members of Antifa to understand. Anyone who believes that someone’s worth as a human being has anything to do with their skin color or their nationality is a fool. But in America, people have the right to be fools. When that foolishness turns into causing physical harm, that right ends. We will not ever tolerate violence towards our fellow Americans.”


    37. RIX
      39 | October 28, 2018 8:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      https://www.jta.org/2014/01/10/news-opinion/politics/bend-the-arcs-new-leader-is-a-black-belt-with-a-radical-streak
      this Bend the Arc organization. it appears that they are kooks , at least considering their new president.
      She is a political agitator part of “The Resistance”, protests Israel, and was a dancer in a sex club Ala Stormy Daniels.


    38. eaglesoars
      40 | October 28, 2018 8:55 pm

      @ RIX:

      And here’s some of her best work

      How Donald Trump Is Using a Classic Sexual Abuse Tactic on Americans

      of course, she’s an abuse survivor, aren’t they all.

      https://www.glamour.com/story/how-donald-trump-is-using-a-classic-sexual-abuse-tactic-on-americans

      I wonder if Steinem understood what she was unleashing when she said the personal is the political.


    39. RIX
      41 | October 28, 2018 8:56 pm

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/10/28/un-freaking-believable-protesters-heckle-marsha-blackburn-during-moment-of-silence-for-tree-of-life-victims/
      @ Twitchy
      Protestors heckle Marsha Blackburn during moment of silence for Pittsburgh synagogue victims.
      And Trump is the problem?


    40. RIX
      42 | October 28, 2018 9:00 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Let me see if I have this, she jumps in as a MeToo survivor of sexual abuse.
      Ok, and then dances in a strip club?


    41. eaglesoars
      43 | October 28, 2018 9:02 pm

      Here is what keeps me up at night: At what point did contemporary American Jews lose our identity as revolutionaries? Why, as a community, have we backed away from our radical roots? Is the act of being an agitator or prophet or rabble rouser only possible for people who are structurally disempowered?

      DISCONTINUING JEWISH CONTINUITY

      http://jdov.org/talk/discontinuing-jewish-continuity/


    42. eaglesoars
      44 | October 28, 2018 9:03 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Let me see if I have this, she jumps in as a MeToo survivor of sexual abuse.
      Ok, and then dances in a strip club?

      hey, don’t look at me, I just post the stuff.

      re: Blackburn hecklers – they just re-elected her.


    43. coldwarrior
      45 | October 28, 2018 9:05 pm

      …and and the shooter is a patient on mrs coldwarrior’s unit.

      Oh is she gonna have fun tomorrow.


    44. coldwarrior
      46 | October 28, 2018 9:06 pm

      Night yinz!


    45. eaglesoars
      47 | October 28, 2018 9:07 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      I wonder what the left would complain about if Trump were to say

      Well, yesterday I saw a response to one of Trump’s tweets that wanted to know who wrote it, because Trump is too illiterate to have written it. I think the guy’s name is Dworkin, his profile is something to do with being a Dem activist. Don’t know if it’s true, who knows. But his entire feed was anti-Trump, every last one. I wonder of some of these are adopted personnas who get paid to write this and flood the field.


    46. eaglesoars
      48 | October 28, 2018 9:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      …and and the shooter is a patient on mrs coldwarrior’s unit.

      Oh is she gonna have fun tomorrow.

      dammit. that means you can’t tell us anything.

      nite. I’m out too, the heathen are baying and I have reading to catch up on.


    47. 49 | October 28, 2018 9:24 pm

      @ right_wing2:
      What the hell. Change “towards our fellow Americans” to “towards anyone, especially over a disagreement on a policy. I might disagree with what someone says, but I will defend their right to say it, even when it’s something as stupid as racism.”


    48. RIX
      50 | October 28, 2018 9:30 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Let me see if I have this, she jumps in as a MeToo survivor of sexual abuse.
      Ok, and then dances in a strip club?

      hey, don’t look at me, I just post the stuff.

      re: Blackburn hecklers – they just re-elected her.

      Yeah they did. I hope that that goofy Sinema loses in AZ too


    49. yenta-fada
      51 | October 28, 2018 10:26 pm

      Nice thread Barbarian. I watched as the INTERNATIONAL media demonized the Tea Party. England, Russia, Europe, & North America. My close friend from University was one of many brainwashers in chief for the obummer administration. Well into his second term she asked ME what the Tea Party was. Thanks for your description because I just told her it was from all walks of life and mostly in flyover country. If she didn’t know, then almost nobody on the left knew. But they still HATED it.

      That describes leftist attitudes towards Trump. They just project their fears & prejudices onto him. Pelosi, Hilary et al have said they will do anything to win.


    50. yenta-fada
      52 | October 28, 2018 10:28 pm

      Germans are rightly vote thumbs down on Merkel.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-28/german-spd-leader-gives-merkel-ultimatum-after-devastating-loss


    51. yenta-fada
      53 | October 28, 2018 10:32 pm

      Another Government election swings to the right. Bolsonaro wins in Brazil.

      https://apnews.com/c15555de1bf248a7a9ec94ab3b9418e9


    52. eaglesoars
      54 | October 29, 2018 11:35 am

      There’s a very distinct yinzer dialect called ‘Pittsburgh-ese’, and some of it embodies Appalachian English. This is interesting (yes, I said ‘haint it’, instead of ‘isn’t it’ when I was little until my mother boxed it out of my ears)

      The History of Appalachian English: Why We Talk Differently

      http://appalachianmagazine.com/2017/11/23/the-history-of-appalachian-english-why-we-talk-differently/


    53. coldwarrior
      56 | October 29, 2018 6:26 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Etymology is one of my favorite subjects.


    54. Aussie Infidel
      57 | October 29, 2018 7:27 pm

      On border security within the context of the Statehood of the USA

      https://amgreatness.com/2018/10/29/the-militarys-most-important-role-is-border-defense/

      Black Jack Pershing would be rotating in his grave at 60 RPM!

      🙂


    55. eaglesoars
      58 | October 29, 2018 7:40 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Etymology is one of my favorite subjects.

      mine too. Dad was pure Appalachia, Mom was Mardi Gras Queen so I grew up hearing such different dialects and learning to speak them. Now, where YOU are it’s ‘yinz’, but go to Uniontown where I started out and it’s ‘yunz’. I was 30 yrs old before someone told me to stop droppin’ the’g’s and as whenever I hit Loozianna I answer to nothing except Miz Eagle.


    56. eaglesoars
      59 | October 29, 2018 7:43 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      well, 5000 troops is better than 800 but my guess is they’re going to weed out the gangs/child traffickers. The border is about 2000 miles wide, but I don’t know the actual area they’re going to have to cover.


    57. coldwarrior
      60 | October 29, 2018 8:17 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Black Jack had a real reason.

      Patton came from that.

      This is all poseur shit.


    58. coldwarrior
      61 | October 29, 2018 8:18 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      I love hearing the difference when I have to go back to johnstown.


    59. coldwarrior
      62 | October 29, 2018 8:20 pm

      I revel in my Appalachia/ Pittsburghese.

      I sound neutral when I am professional.


    60. coldwarrior
      63 | October 29, 2018 8:23 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      I love hearing the difference when I have to go back to johnstown.

      Their accent is different. As is the Weirton accent.

      Love it.


    61. eaglesoars
      64 | October 29, 2018 8:56 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Weirton

      IIRC, that’s a bit closer to Appalachia. Don’t they say ‘bootiful’ instead of ‘beautiful’?


    62. coldwarrior
      65 | October 29, 2018 9:24 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Weirton

      IIRC, that’s a bit closer to Appalachia. Don’t they say ‘bootiful’ instead of ‘beautiful’?

      worshinton

      wucschington

      younz

      yinz


    63. eaglesoars
      66 | October 29, 2018 9:47 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      wucschington

      AHAHAHAHAHA!!

      yep


    64. eaglesoars
      67 | October 29, 2018 9:52 pm

      This is what draining the swamp looks like

      Polish Purge: Foreign Ministry Fires All Soviet-Era Moscow Academy Graduates

      https://latest-today-news.com/2018/10/27/polish-purge-foreign-ministry-fires-all-soviet-era-moscow-academy-graduates/


    65. AZfederalist
      68 | October 29, 2018 10:43 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Apparently the article’s author is not a fan of this purge. Something about “experienced” personnel


    66. eaglesoars
      69 | October 29, 2018 10:47 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      heartache


    67. AZfederalist
      70 | October 29, 2018 11:03 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      heartache

      😆

      Yeah, I can tell you’re pretty broken up about it.

      Me too.


    68. eaglesoars
      71 | October 29, 2018 11:22 pm

      Hey Aussie,

      Under the heading WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK??

      —————————

      Jews no longer welcome in Sharia Australia!

      Synagogues are now being BANNED because ISIS “Refugees” Might Blow them up.

      https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1056973552325443584


    69. eaglesoars
      72 | October 29, 2018 11:35 pm

      oh, look what just showed up in my twitter feed!

      Netflix is doing a 6 part series on – DOGS!! Nov 16.

      https://twitter.com/netflix/status/1056930200326291456


    70. eaglesoars
      73 | October 29, 2018 11:46 pm

      off to bed, nite


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