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  • Looks Like Benjamin Netanyahu won, again.

    by coldwarrior ( 91 Comments › )
    Filed under Israel, Open thread, Politics at April 10th, 2019 - 3:14 am

    Let the gnashing of teeth begin.

    Binyamin Netanyahu secures election victory, Israeli TV reports. Provisional results in tight contest show most Knesset seats going to right-wing bloc

    With nearly all votes counted, Mr Netanyahu’s Likud had won the same number of seats as Blue & White, a centrist coalition run by led by former general Benny Gantz, but the prime minister had a much clearer path to forming a coalition.

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    91 Responses to “Looks Like Benjamin Netanyahu won, again.”
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    1. Aussie Infidel
      1 | April 10, 2019 10:00 am

      Bibi Rulz

      🙂


    2. eaglesoars
      2 | April 10, 2019 10:36 am

      Somebody explain to me why this was/is so close. The Israeli left is more suicidal than ours.


    3. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      3 | April 10, 2019 2:39 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Somebody explain to me why this was/is so close. The Israeli left is more suicidal than ours.

      Pretty much. It’s the same every election. One side wants to protect Israel and the other wants to negotiate the manner of their demise. And it gets closer and closer to the left winning every time. (In fact didn’t they win a couple elections back?)


    4. rain of lead
      4 | April 10, 2019 3:53 pm

      Damn, there is a headline you don’t see every day

      Doctors find four bees in woman’s eye, feeding on her tears
      https://www.kron4.com/news/strange/doctors-find-four-bees-in-woman-s-eye-feeding-on-her-tears/1911687178


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | April 10, 2019 5:22 pm

      why is everyone losing their minds over Barr saying spying occurred? Anyone who has paid attention for 5 consecutive minutes over the last 2 years already knows this. This is like that scene in Casablanca where everyone is SHOCKED! SHOCKED! that gambling is going on.


    6. rain of lead
      6 | April 10, 2019 6:38 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’ll be shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, if someone actualy gets in trouble over this


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | April 10, 2019 7:09 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’ll be shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, if someone actualy gets in trouble over this

      no kidding. I’m sure everything will come to light – right after the statue of limitations expires.


    8. Aussie Infidel
      8 | April 10, 2019 7:17 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      why is everyone losing their minds over Barr saying spying occurred? Anyone who has paid attention for 5 consecutive minutes over the last 2 years already knows this. This is like that scene in Casablanca where everyone is SHOCKED! SHOCKED! that gambling is going on.

      Everyone isn’t losing their collective minds. This is just political theatre.

      The politicos all know their parts by heart and, and as the house lights go down, take their cues and begin the political play. They are actors pure and simple. If they were anything else the ‘system’ would either operate seamlessly or there would be a bloody revolution. Neither side wants either of those outcomes.

      One leads to the politicians’ job losses’ and careers wrecked on the rocks of reality … or politicians swinging from stout hemp ropes from telephone poles.

      So the ‘play’ opens each evening and the same old Dramatus Personae tread the boards, leaving the rest of us in the real world to get on with trying to survive in an increasing hostile and toxic political environment.


    9. yenta-fada
      9 | April 10, 2019 8:22 pm

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1NlK_c3ag

      Fact impaired Doberman Maxine Waters growls at banks over student loans.


    10. yenta-fada
      10 | April 10, 2019 8:30 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      Politicians only care about getting elected. Monarchs and dictators only care about money. Mob rule doesn’t work. It makes me see how revolutionary the American Revolution really was.

      Trump is the outsider battling the trend. It’s why he will be elected in 2020.


    11. yenta-fada
      11 | April 10, 2019 8:39 pm

      The ‘Daily Freier’ satire from Israel explains dumb Jews.

      Gan Eden: Today HaShem/G-d/The One Who Created the Universe shared news that was both shocking and kinda made sense: that (Preferred Pronoun) created IfNotNow in order to convince the Gentiles that Jews are also capable of being complete idiots. You see, IfNotNow is the Woke Jewish Left’s answer to a question that none of us really asked. Or a secret plan to make Jewish Voice for Peace seem a bit less nuts. Anyhoo, IfNotNow has created a new generation of Woke Jewish Leadership that has bravely called out such “Pro-Occupation, Pro-Kahanist” Israelis as….ummm….Sarah Tuttle-Singer. So in order to hear all about this first-hand, The Daily Freier spoke with HaShem today via Skype from somewhere in the South Pacific where Shabbat has already ended.

      “The problem is that I’ve created some amazing ones: Einstein, RGB, Sandy Koufax, Golda, Maimonides.” explained HaShem as (don’t forget to add a pronoun here) lazily worked on a new species of marsupials. “Heck even my goofy concepts like Rabbi Shmuley or Geraldo Rivera…. at the end of the day they’re still basically smart, level-headed people. So I needed a creation that says to the world ‘Hey: Jews aren’t so special. They can also be complete simpletons who are so Woke that they get mad at Israel for attacking Hamas without mentioning that Hamas just fired missiles out of the blue at Tel Aviv.’ Know what I’m saying?” [Editors Note: The missile alert also forced the author of this piece to have awkward conversations in the hallway with that neighbor downstairs who we never see for months at a time.]

      The Daily Freier then asked the Tetragrammaton when (Concept that exists outside the limits of Time and Space. But with Masculine and Feminine Aspects) first came up with the concept of a clique of Woke Jewish Dorks with their own Twitter handle. “Well at first it was just a side project a few years back while I was tinkering with a new strain of romaine lettuce. But then I remembered that in the Talmud it says ‘And there shall be an Army of kids who went to NYU and are still mad at their parents/therapists. And verily I shall find the most Basic ones from among them to be their leaders’….OK OK I never really said that. But I could have if I wanted to. So there, I just said it. Write that down. Baruch Hashem!…..Wait….Can I say that? Is that a bit cocky?”

      As Hashem left to prepare the world for the week to come, the Daily Freier asked what lay ahead in the future for IfNotNow. “Who knows, maybe they will move to Israel after their Woke “Allies” inevitably turn on them some time in the year Two Thousand and…..”. Then our Skype call got disconnected.


    12. yenta-fada
      12 | April 10, 2019 8:47 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      again.

      I trust the above provides some insight into leftist Jews. I have a few theories on how centuries of oppression get internalized at the subconscious and unconscious level. Or you can just go with the stupidity factor in human nature.


    13. yenta-fada
      13 | April 10, 2019 8:58 pm

      Then there is biological proof that the winners are the ones who can best game the system.

      https://www.libertynation.com/natural-selection-favors-cheaters-so-does-politics/


    14. yenta-fada
      14 | April 10, 2019 9:09 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      The previous arguments do not actually explain AOC, Al Sharpton, Omar Ilhan and other outliers. Outliers in this case includes out and out liars. Discuss other international examples amongst yourselves.


    15. yenta-fada
      15 | April 10, 2019 9:11 pm

      I’m talking to myself. Is it Calo’s day to drop in yet?


    16. eaglesoars
      16 | April 10, 2019 9:24 pm

      I just realized something. It may be nothing. I connect dots, even if they are not dots in reality. It’s what made me a good analyst.

      Between 2010 and oh, 2012, China executed every agent we had. The entire network was blown, about 20 people. Nobody really knows how the breach happened, a mole, code breaking, etc.

      Hillary Clinton’s email was never secure and it is widely assumed that every intelligence agency in the world got their grab. She was SecState from 2009 to 2013, I think. Some of what was in her email was stuff she didn’t have clearance for, called SAP, Special Access Programs. It requires the highest clearance and nobody knows how it got to her.

      So. There’s that.


    17. eaglesoars
      17 | April 10, 2019 9:27 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Then there is biological proof that the winners are the ones who can best game the system.

      https://www.libertynation.com/natural-selection-favors-cheaters-so-does-politics/

      that was a very strange article. I didn’t see any examples of the premise.


    18. eaglesoars
      19 | April 10, 2019 10:50 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      “She’s a very intelligent and creative woman and I hope that she can put this behind her,” Maxey said.

      Well. No.

      bedtime. nite.


    19. eaglesoars
      20 | April 10, 2019 10:56 pm

      Oooo. just saw this on twitter. Someone pointed this out and it’s a good point. You know who has the goods on Kamala Harris?

      Kimberly Guilfoyle.

      popcorn


    20. yenta-fada
      21 | April 10, 2019 11:43 pm

      Paleos continue to get the ‘leadership’ they deserve.

      https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-poll-finds-palestinians-deeply-distrust-their-leaders/


    21. 24 | April 11, 2019 9:34 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Oooo. just saw this on twitter. Someone pointed this out and it’s a good point. You know who has the goods on Kamala Harris?

      Kimberly Guilfoyle.

      popcorn

      It wouldn’t surprise me. Kimberly was wife to the Mayor of San Francisco when Kamala was DA. She was deep into S.F. politics. For those that might not remember, she was the prosecutor of those two assholes whose dogs mauled Diane Whipple in the hallway of her apartment building.


    22. 25 | April 11, 2019 9:41 am

      @ rain of lead:

      You have to wonder who in the DOJ pursued this, and why its suddenly so important. Of course, the Democrat operatives in the Department are probably stupid enough to believe that Assange will advise that the “Russians” gave him the emails. Except, Assange has always maintained that he did not get them from Russia. It’s going to kill their prosecution if reveals that it was someone in the DNC (Seth Rich was everyone’s most likely candidate) who gave them to him.

      And if we’re all about prosecuting people for receiving and publishing STOLEN documents, I look forward to Rachel Maddow’s indictment stemming from her broadcasting Trump’s tax returns from the 90’s on her television show.

      @ The Barbarian:

      Score one for the Department of the Treasury. Congress doesn’t have a shadow of a right to any documents Trump generated as a private citizen. ESPECIALLY his tax returns. All they wanted was opposition research to defeat him in 2020.


    23. 26 | April 11, 2019 9:46 am

      I think Barr has significant evidence about the spying – oh, excuse me, “Unauthorized Surveillance.” I think Lisa Page has been blowing more whistles than the Long Island Railroad at this point. Lady wants to stay out of jail and since she is probably one of the least culpable in all of this, she’s been given full immunity. And I’ll further go out on a limb and say that she has texts, emails, and other documentation that backs it all up.

      It would not surprise me that a couple of Senators on the Committee got late night phone calls from Obama, Rice, Lynch and Comey advising that they need to disparage any investigation into the surveillance and to get in front of this and stop it any way they can.

      Which is going to be fun to watch. Since I believe that’s called OBSTRUCTION.


    24. eaglesoars
      27 | April 11, 2019 9:55 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      You have to wonder who in the DOJ pursued this, and why its suddenly so important.

      The charge is that he got stuff from Chelsea Manning. I’ve forgotten exactly what s/he leaked.

      I think they also arrested his lawyer, on what charges I don’t know.

      Why is it suddenly so important? Because Trump is going to show that it was all DNC dirty tricks. I think this is part of his deep state purge. The intelligence community wants Assange dead, but their credibility is shot to hell and I’m inclined to protect anybody who exposes their bullshit.


    25. 28 | April 11, 2019 10:18 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      How many years did Bradley get? 35, and only served 7 (got 3 years for time already served). Obama COMMUTED his sentence. An effing TRAITOR (after Bergdahl, that shouldn’t have surprised me). Assange only published the information Manning gave him.

      But I’m with you – I want Assange to spill the beans on those DNC emails. And I don’t think the Democrats are going to like what they hear.


    26. eaglesoars
      29 | April 11, 2019 10:23 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I want Assange to spill the beans on those DNC emails.

      So far, I don’t think Assange has ever lied. However, if he wants to shave a few years off his sentence, it would be easy to name Seth Rich as his source, as Rich isn’t around to defend himself.

      off to play with Willow, The Fat Beagle. Today is her “Mom All To Myself” Day, because she needs a break from her psycho puppy roomie. later.


    27. 30 | April 11, 2019 11:30 am

      I hope this comes through as I screen captured it. Don Jr. has a drop the mic moment on Twitter:


    28. 31 | April 11, 2019 11:39 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Was it today or yesterday that was “National Pet Day.”
      BTW, as I know you love animals, I would recommend for Twitter (if you’re still on it), that you follow Rob Christie

      In breaking News, Michael Avenutti has a 36-count indictment against him:

      Okay, State Bar of California, time to pull that law license.


    29. eaglesoars
      32 | April 11, 2019 12:22 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I would recommend for Twitter (if you’re still on it), that you follow Rob Christie

      Could you be more specific please? There are a few out there, none of whom seem to fit the ‘animal person’ bill.


    30. 33 | April 11, 2019 1:51 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      He’s at @RobChristie11. I went to go back and give you the Twitter handle but the site gave me one of those “Danger Will Robinson!” warnings and refused to cooperate.


    31. 34 | April 11, 2019 3:57 pm

      Just for you eagles….

      In other happy news, former WH (Obama) Counsel Gregory Craig has been indicted …

      “Thursday on charges that he made false statements to investigators and concealed information about his work for Ukrainian officials, the Justice Department announced.

      Prosecutors said that Craig was indicted over statements he made to the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit. He faces up to 5 years in prison for each of the two charged offenses, and will be arraigned at a later date.

      Craig’s attorneys had said Wednesday that they believed Craig would be indicted, but denied any wrongdoing on the part of their client.”

      Of course, liberal Twitter is saying this has nothing to do with the OBAMA White House, which is 180 from their claims when Manafort was charged with the same thing.


    32. eaglesoars
      35 | April 11, 2019 5:29 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      awww…….

      and this one

      https://twitter.com/RobChristie11/status/1116449630542278670


    33. 36 | April 11, 2019 6:21 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Every time Rob posts a puppy video, you have a least one person post “we do not deserve the love of dogs.”

      I miss having a dog. I always had German Shepherds, but I’m not young enough to take them for walks anymore due to their size. I thought about getting a Healer or an Aussie Shepherd. My joke is that I can’t wait to hear either bark in an Australian accent…..


    34. eaglesoars
      37 | April 11, 2019 7:00 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      I’m about a decade – at least – older than you are and I can tell you – these 2 are my last dogs. If/when you do decide to get a dog, be sure you can carry it, because you might have to. AN 80-pounder probably won’t work. A healer or an AS requires work, which you don’t have the time to give them with your lifestyle. If you want a pure bred instead of doing a shelter rescue, try a wheaten terrier. They are extremely sweet dogs, need moderate exercise. Their coats can be a pain, so grooming may be an issue. I’ve seen stuff that says they’re not good with children, which is NOT TRUE. Wheatens are people dogs. But they can be stubborn and training will take time. They’ll run about 40 lbs.

      If you want a truly small dog that’s really smart – get a poodle. They have a bad rap, but they are really smart dogs.

      Under NO circumstances fall for a Huskey.


    35. eaglesoars
      38 | April 11, 2019 7:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Under NO circumstances fall for a Huskey.

      or a Beagle. Nope.


    36. coldwarrior
      39 | April 11, 2019 7:06 pm

      https://www.al.com/sports/2019/04/millennials-talking-strange-things-happen-at-the-masters-where-cell-phones-are-banned.html

      As it should be. Tiger is looking great on round 1 too.


    37. 40 | April 11, 2019 7:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      We had a West Highland Terrier when I was a kid. I would get another one in a second.


    38. 41 | April 11, 2019 7:31 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh, we always get shelter or rescue dogs. But I like your suggestions!


    39. Possum
      42 | April 11, 2019 8:06 pm

      Get a cat. I got two free by just leaving the window open at night.


    40. eaglesoars
      43 | April 11, 2019 8:18 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      We had a West Highland Terrier when I was a kid. I would get another one in a second.

      The only Westie I’ve ever met was one of the nastiest animals on the planet. I’m not judging the breed by one dog, I’m just saying I have no idea. There’s a cocker spaniel down the street that probably should be shot, and a dachshound who thinks he’s Napoleon. I think cockers have been ruined but most of the dachshounds I’ve known have been great. And note to Barbarian: If I were going to get another GSD – and I’ve had one, Dylan – I’d never go to a breeder that used American stock. Law Enforcement won’t touch them. Here in Fairfax Country, they get their dogs from the Czech Republic for the most part or use breeders that use that stock. The trainer I worked with got all his dogs from Japan, believe it or not. And that was back in the 70s.

      And in the event it ever crosses anybody’s mind – NEVER touch a Flatcoat. You’ve seen them, they look like Irish Setters only their coats are black. They’re beautiful, incredibly smart and unless they’re killed in an accident, 100% – ONE HUNDRED PERCENT – will die of cancer.

      I know the vet oncologist who did the genetics study for the breeder assoc.


    41. eaglesoars
      44 | April 11, 2019 9:57 pm

      Jeff Bezos is about to fire 4500 employees and replace them with robots

      More than 4,500 Amazon workers sign an open letter demanding CEO Jeff Bezos takes a proactive stance on climate change and end the company’s ties to the oil industry

      ‘Amazon absolutely should not be helping oil and gas companies extract oil from the ground,’ said Emily Cunningham

      Amazon absolutely should not be putting food on the tables of stupid people.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6909275/Amazons-growing-ties-oil-industry-irks-employees.html


    42. 45 | April 11, 2019 9:58 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Like most of our pets, Heather was a rescue. The people across the street weren’t taking care of her, and my parents talk to him about letting us have her. They brought her over one cold, miserable November night, and since she hadn’t ever been really loved on, it took a while for her to understand. I remember dad saying that “that dog is going to sleep in the garage“. That lasted about three or four days, and he decided that the garage was a little cold so she could sleep in the basement. That lasted about three or four days and then she had the run of the house. The few Westies I’ve been around have been very sweet and way too smart for their own good.


    43. eaglesoars
      46 | April 11, 2019 10:54 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Your mother was a very patient woman.

      bedtime. nite.


    44. 47 | April 12, 2019 12:13 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I got my love of animals from her. She got it from her mother, who got it from her mother.


    45. coldwarrior
      48 | April 12, 2019 8:17 am

      Phoebe the blog dog is a rescue, best dog I’ve ever owned. Mostly Aussie cattle dog.

      We might get a pure breed next time. So smart and great with kids.


    46. coldwarrior
      49 | April 12, 2019 8:18 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      So, shitheads, how do you propose to get the boxes to the customers who pay your salaries?


    47. eaglesoars
      50 | April 12, 2019 8:50 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      So, shitheads, how do you propose to get the boxes to the customers who pay your salaries?

      Transporters, a la Star Trek. Wait till they deliver a dorm fridge in the nursery at 2 in the morning because it’s 6 am at wherever they shipped it from.

      And they will NEVER figure out the right box size. We will continue to receive pet supplements in a box big enough to hold a chair, that will still be stuffed with petroleum-based plastic to take up the extra space.


    48. RIX
      51 | April 12, 2019 8:51 am

      https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/william-barr-suveillance-trump-campaign-russia-election-interference/
      @ Chicago Sun Times
      Good Morning. This PR guy from Chicago has some serious faux outrage over William Barr and his assertion that spying occurred on the Trump Campaign. He ants the good and wants them now!
      Yet he seems to have no problem with the two year snipe hunt horse dragging Trump based on that ridiculous dossier.
      He also sets up a straw man. Who denies Russian interference? That was never the issue.


    49. RIX
      52 | April 12, 2019 8:56 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Phoebe the blog dog is a rescue, best dog I’ve ever owned. Mostly Aussie cattle dog.

      We might get a pure breed next time. So smart and great with kids.

      In the past we got our dogs from the breeder. Three years ago we got Maggie our first rescue.
      She is part Basset and God knows what all. A great dog, and it is great to take in a dog that needs a home.
      they are all going home from the breeder.


    50. 53 | April 12, 2019 9:27 am

      RIX wrote:

      https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/william-barr-suveillance-trump-campaign-russia-election-interference/
      @ Chicago Sun Times
      Who denies Russian interference? That was never the issue.

      Another little item the Obama Administration has never been called to answer for. Susan Rice was brought evidence by the Cyber IT Geeks at NSA that there was apparent Russian “interference” in the run-up to the general election and that they were investigating. She told them to “stand down” (this administration did a LOT of “standing down”) and leave it alone.

      Why? Because they didn’t want Beastie’s win tainted by claims of Russian interference. I imagine they also didn’t want the opposition to start looking real close at how the Ukraine was helping Hillary.


    51. coldwarrior
      54 | April 12, 2019 9:55 am

      The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market
      strength that could temper expectations of a sharp slowdown in economic growth.

      Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 196,000 for the week ended April 6, the lowest level since early October 1969. Claims have now declined for four straight weeks. Data for the prior week was revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported.

      Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims would rise to 211,000 in the latest week. The Labor Department said no states were estimated last week.

      The four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 7,000 to 207,000 last week, the lowest level since early December 1969.

      see what they did there…there can be NO GOOD NEWS under Trump


    52. 55 | April 12, 2019 9:59 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      That’s because everyone has 6 jobs and works 40 hours a day. Just ask AOC and Fauxahontas.


    53. 56 | April 12, 2019 10:00 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Of course not. Now that tax time is here, all you hear is how people’s returns are so much LESS than they were. There’s no way you can explain to these people that if you’re doing it right, you should only get a small refund or no refund at all. I get that some people see it as an interest free savings account where they let the government use that money and get it back, but hey, here’s a thought – develop a savings plan and work on financial discipline, and that same $4,000 you gave the government for a year would actually now be $4,200 with a 5% savings account.


    54. lobo91
      57 | April 12, 2019 10:05 am

      At first, I thought this was satire, but I guess it’s not:

      ‘Fox News brain’: meet the families torn apart by toxic cable news

      I love my mother. She is one of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet and I would be nothing without her. I’ve never heard her say a bad word about anyone, never mind anything overtly terrible, like the type of thing, for example, you might hear from Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity. But I do know, much to my dismay, that she has watched them on TV a lot over the years. As such, my mom and I have agreed to not talk about politics anymore. The cognitive dissonance between this lovely woman finding something appealing in the most xenophobic pundits on TV is too hard for me to reconcile. I don’t want to think about it.

      It turns out there are a lot of families across the country who have a similar arrangement, or worse, in which people have stopped talking altogether to relatives they feel have been stolen from them by Fox News.

      To be clear, Fox News didn’t invent the white supremacy and racism at the heart of America, but the channel has definitely supercharged it. It’s also important to point out that “My parents watched the bad TV and got racist off it” is clearly a much less serious problem than being someone whose life is put at risk by the type of stuff Fox News promotes. That doesn’t make seeing someone you care about slide into the myopic bubble of right wing propaganda any easier.

      I mentioned the idea of losing family to Fox News brain on Twitter the other day, and unsurprisingly, a lot of people had their own similar stories. I asked some of them to share how it felt.

      Here’s a collection of the stories people shared.


    55. 58 | April 12, 2019 10:20 am

      @ lobo91:

      Gotta love al-Guardian.
      I’ve always found it interesting that the Daily Mail, which allows liking of comments, seems to have a great conservative bent on stories like this.


    56. coldwarrior
      59 | April 12, 2019 10:58 am

      @ lobo91:

      it cant be the leftists SJW’s fault, ever.


    57. coldwarrior
      60 | April 12, 2019 10:58 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      they quit teaching economics in the schools for a reason


    58. 61 | April 12, 2019 11:02 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      If these kids had received any serious economics education when they were young, they would have been able to foresee the dangers of amassing a student loan debt for a major that would prove worthless as the impetus for a career.

      I’m old enough to remember when one of the units you had in Home Economics was planning your household budget.


    59. coldwarrior
      62 | April 12, 2019 11:33 am

      We always have a refund because I am scared to death to owe the IRS anything.

      This would be extortion any where else.


    60. coldwarrior
      63 | April 12, 2019 11:53 am

      Thunderstorms approaching! The view from the deck is one of my favorite things.


    61. RIX
      64 | April 12, 2019 12:36 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/william-barr-suveillance-trump-campaign-russia-election-interference/
      @ Chicago Sun Times
      Who denies Russian interference? That was never the issue.

      Another little item the Obama Administration has never been called to answer for. Susan Rice was brought evidence by the Cyber IT Geeks at NSA that there was apparent Russian “interference” in the run-up to the general election and that they were investigating. She told them to “stand down” (this administration did a LOT of “standing down”) and leave it alone.

      Why? Because they didn’t want Beastie’s win tainted by claims of Russian interference. I imagine they also didn’t want the opposition to start looking real close at how the Ukraine was helping Hillary.

      Now that Barr is the AG they are all freaking out. They are afraid that he will do his job, and if he does the Deep State coup conspirators will be in a serious mess. Notice how they turned up their Media allies to mock and smear Barr.
      This guy is not Trumps puppet or anybody’s. He does not need the job.


    62. 65 | April 12, 2019 12:58 pm

      @ RIX:

      There must have been some SERIOUS phone calls being made after the Barr testimony. Those in the Obama administration – including DOJ and FBI – plus the Clinton campaign must have been calling every friendly media outlet and every Democrat committee chairman or ranking member telling them they needed to get in front of this as soon as possible and disparage and ridicule the need for an investigation.

      I do have to wonder what role the arrest of Assange is going to play in all this. To remind the Democrats that his dealings with Manning are not the ONLY thing Assange has knowledge of? That now at last he will be able to be interviewed by the DOJ regarding those DNC emails.

      I think there’s lots of evidence to show that there was no basis for any surveillance on the Trump team other than that planted by the FBI that they hoped would give them the basis for a FISA warrant. That dossier is going to be only ONE factor in the smack down those clowns are about to receive.

      And as I said, I also think Lisa Page is singing like an effing canary.

      And I also imagine McCabe’s book on Russian Collusion has been moved to the “fiction” section of Barnes & Noble.


    63. eaglesoars
      66 | April 12, 2019 1:13 pm

      A thing of beauty. Perfection.

      Falcon Heavy’s side boosters land on Landing Zones 1 and 2

      https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1116553298176118784


    64. eaglesoars
      67 | April 12, 2019 1:18 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I do have to wonder what role the arrest of Assange is going to play in all this.

      Does anyone else find it odd that Trump is playing dumb about this? “not my thing”?

      Your admin just extricated somebody we’ve been after for 7 yrs and you act like you barely know his name? The wiki guy? The whole Russian interference thing?

      Trump Admits He Doesn’t Know would ordinarily be an NYT headline.

      I don’t get it


    65. eaglesoars
      68 | April 12, 2019 1:23 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Here’s a collection of the stories people shared.

      And none of it is true.

      Not the white supremacy, not the Fox brain rot, none of it. This is an attempt to reinforce the hive sense because it’s weakening. Nothing these people predicted would happen has happened. Children in cages turns out to be Obama. Reality is not comporting to their mental illness maps, so they have to re-introduce the bacilli somehow.

      AND WHY THE FUCK AREN’T THEY IN CANADA ALREADY??

      At least Trump keeps HIS promises.


    66. 69 | April 12, 2019 2:06 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      My personal favorite right now is Trump declaring that he’ll be releasing all the detainees into the Sanctuary Cities so they’ll be safe.

      I am imagining the panic in Sacramento right now, particularly in the Governor’s office, as Gavin Newsom realizes this “Sanctuary State” thing isn’t going to turn out exactly as he planned. Picture all those voters – even Democrat voters – who are going to now find their municipalities overrun with 40,000 detainees that California gets to pay for.

      And believe me, the voters are NOT crazy about the whole Sanctuary State thing to begin with. And since California is a blue state, Trump isn’t all that worried about losing the electoral votes in 2020. But this time, I wonder if the state might go a little redder over the policies coming out of Sacramento.

      Perfectly played, Mr. President.
      Perfectly played.


    67. AZfederalist
      70 | April 12, 2019 2:06 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      same $4,000 you gave the government for a year would actually now be $4,200 with a 5% savings account.

      I agree with your basic premise, overpaying taxes is a lousy savings plan. However, I would love to be pointed to one of those 5% savings accounts. Best one can find these days may, at best, be a little less than 1/2% and you’ve got to look for that. So, basically, your $4,000 loan to the government will be worth $4000.60 if you save it yourself.


    68. AZfederalist
      71 | April 12, 2019 2:09 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Oh good heavens. Yeah, it’s people watching Fox news who go out and use bicycle locks to beat people who disagree with them simply because those people disagree with them and are thus “bad people” and “fascists”


    69. AZfederalist
      72 | April 12, 2019 2:11 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      We always have a refund because I am scared to death to owe the IRS anything.

      This would be extortion any where else.

      This was the first year in ages (decades) that we actually owed money. It wasn’t much in the overall scheme of things, but it was a change from the past. I’m OK with that.


    70. AZfederalist
      73 | April 12, 2019 2:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      A thing of beauty. Perfection.

      Falcon Heavy’s side boosters land on Landing Zones 1 and 2

      https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1116553298176118784

      Holly Carp! That is frickin’ awesome! That’s the kind of stuff I remember reading about in Science Fiction stories when I was growing up.


    71. 74 | April 12, 2019 2:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      AND WHY THE FUCK AREN’T THEY IN CANADA ALREADY??

      At least Trump keeps HIS promises.

      HEY! We have enough of our home grown crazies. We don’t need any more of them. 🙁


    72. AZfederalist
      75 | April 12, 2019 2:16 pm

      Looks like I’m talking to myself here. Really just procrastinating going out and working on the shop waterline.


    73. AZfederalist
      76 | April 12, 2019 2:17 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:

      😆


    74. coldwarrior
      77 | April 12, 2019 2:41 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Trump knows how to handle this wiki thing. This is a set up for later.


    75. eaglesoars
      78 | April 12, 2019 3:14 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      This is a set up for later.

      Well, by this point I always assume Trump has something up his sleeve. But this time I just can’t imagine what it is. I don’t, for one minute, believe his “not my thing” schtick.


    76. 79 | April 12, 2019 4:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      He’s waiting for everyone to scream for Assange to be released! He’s done nothing wrong – he exposed malfeasance on the Iraq War! He’s a hero!

      Then you hit them with…..oh and it’s a Democrat operative that gave him the DNC emails in 2016, not the Russians, so no Russian coluuuuuuusion vis-a-vis that hacking that never happened. DNC operative did a direct download so why did CloudStrike say it was the Russians?

      Liberal heads explode.


    77. 80 | April 12, 2019 4:55 pm

      This reminds me of Football Savant Offspring and Dracco – late 1980’s…..


    78. 81 | April 12, 2019 4:56 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      The World’s finest babysitter.


    79. Aussie Infidel
      82 | April 12, 2019 5:06 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Phoebe the blog dog is a rescue, best dog I’ve ever owned. Mostly Aussie cattle dog.

      We might get a pure breed next time. So smart and great with kids.

      Aussie ‘blue’ Cattle Dogs are a one person animal and can be quite ‘snappy’. They are however VERY smart. Better however to get all of the brains without the bite. A Border Collie.

      🙂


    80. eaglesoars
      83 | April 12, 2019 5:17 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      the brains without the bite. A Border Collie.

      I wouldn’t go too far with the “Without the bite” thing. My Tramp would let no one in my room when I was asleep, including family. Including my MOTHER. He was not ambiguous about it. He’d wake me up, but until my feet touched the floor, it was worth your throat.


    81. coldwarrior
      84 | April 12, 2019 6:01 pm

      yeah, sometimes i’m a little slow on the uptake.

      the spying/sedition against trump by fedgov was called ‘crossfire hurricane’

      trump knew it form day one and played ‘you can’t always get what you want’ at his rallies.

      Jumpin’ Jack Flash
      The Rolling Stones

      I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
      And I howled at the morning driving rain
      But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
      But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
      It’s a gas, gas, gas

      I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
      I was schooled with a strap right across my back
      But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
      But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
      It’s a gas, gas, gas

      I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead
      I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled , yeah yeah
      I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread
      Yeah, yeah, yeah

      I was crowned with a spike right through my head
      But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas
      But it’s all right, I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
      It’s a gas, gas, gas


    82. eaglesoars
      85 | April 12, 2019 6:11 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      yeah, sometimes i’m a little slow on the uptake.

      I’ll say. But you’re missing something else.

      THEY NEVER CAUGHT IT EITHER.


    83. eaglesoars
      86 | April 12, 2019 6:18 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Do you remember when the Stones asked the Trump campaign to stop using that song? And they said “Public domain, fuck off”

      When you think about it, it’s an odd msg for a campaign isn’t it?

      It became one of the factors that made me think Trump decided to run at the WH Correspondents’ Dinner, where Obama just DRAGGED him.

      Trump’s campaign started that night, and I will bet money that he did a lot of digging into Obama long before he announced. Nothing has surprised him.

      And THAT makes me not believe his “not my thing” vis a vis Assange.


    84. coldwarrior
      87 | April 12, 2019 6:31 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      he’s a ton better than YEB! or any other so called republican that i can think of


    85. 88 | April 12, 2019 6:56 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      His approval is at 55%
      His ECONOMIC approval is at 58%

      Yeah, run on rolling back the latter, Democrats.


    86. coldwarrior
      89 | April 12, 2019 7:05 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      His approval is at 55%
      His ECONOMIC approval is at 58%

      Yeah, run on rolling back the latter, Democrats.

      add 10% for the bias


    87. coldwarrior
      90 | April 12, 2019 7:12 pm

      new thread


    88. RIX
      91 | April 12, 2019 7:15 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      The parody Seven Days in May coup conspirators are now going bat shit crazy. They know that an honest investigation will result in indictments. They are going to get more wild with their disparagement of Barr and the Media will go into overdrive. It’s gonna get wild.


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