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  • It’s Happening Again…Open

    by coldwarrior ( 96 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at May 20th, 2019 - 3:21 pm

    Foxnews just stated that Biden is up 11 points in PA against Trump (Quinepiac).

    MMMMHMMMMM…..record employment and wage growth…

    The pollsters are at it again.

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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | May 20, 2019 4:02 pm

      I googled to see if I could get pics of the Trump crowd at his Pennsylvania rally. I got 3 pictures of Biden in Philly yesterday showing about 75 people. ok, maybe 100.

      when do the pollsters figure out they’re being lied to? Oh, one more thing on the Aussie election polls. Not only were they completely off, their models don’t have to be nearly as complex as ours because voting is mandatory. They don’t have to weigh ‘likely voters’ etc. And they still blew it


    2. AZfederalist
      3 | May 20, 2019 5:08 pm

      Wonder what the internals to that poll were? They are just starting sooner this time, hoping to demoralize Trump supporters as well as to prepare people for the fraudulent vote results. The latter is my real concern.


    3. yenta-fada
      4 | May 20, 2019 6:39 pm

      Polls were supposed to be pulse takers. Now they are pulse MAKERS.

      I came here to stew about Nancy Pelousy getting herself awarded the JFK Profiles in Courage Award. Those profiles were stories of sacrifice FOR America iirc. Not sacrifice OF America for financial and
      career gain. I imagine the average age of Americans is pretty young, so they have little sense of history. The dems are gloating.

      uuuurrrrrgggghh


    4. eaglesoars
      5 | May 20, 2019 6:41 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      uuuurrrrrgggghh

      I wouldn’t worry about it. Caroline Kennedy passes those out. She’s dumber than a bag of hammers and everybody knows it


    5. yenta-fada
      6 | May 20, 2019 6:41 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      There’s nobody out there with the mojo to beat Trump imho.


    6. lobo91
      7 | May 20, 2019 6:45 pm

      Federal judge sides with House Democrats over subpoena for Trump’s financial records

      A Washington, D.C.-based federal judge has sided with House Oversight Committee Democrats seeking to enforce their subpoena of Trump accounting firm Mazars USA, in a major ruling that breathes new life into Democrats’ ongoing efforts to probe the president’s financial dealings.

      The subpoena seeks access to a slew of Trump financial documents dating back to 2011, including personal records and records of various affiliated business and entities. Democrats pursued the subpoena after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress in February that the president’s accountants routinely and improperly altered his financial statements — including some signed by Mazars — to misrepresent his assets and liabilities.

      Barack Obama-appointed judge Amit P. Mehta’s 41-page opinion began by comparing President Trump’s concerns about congressional overreach to those of President James Buchanan, asserting that Trump “has taken up the fight of his predecessor.”

      And Mehta acknowledged a high likelihood that any documents obtained by House Democrats would quickly leak, and become partisan political fodder.

      “[T]he court is not naïve to reality,” Mehta wrote, admitting there “is a chance that some records obtained from Mazars will become public soon after they are produced.”

      Mehta added that he was “well aware that this case involves records concerning the private and business affairs of the President of the United States,” dating back to well before he declared his candidacy.

      But, Mehta said, Democrats’ subpoena fell within established congressional investigative and oversight powers, which generally only require that subpoenas serve some “valid legislative purpose.” The judge noted that the probe could uncover conflicts of interest in the White House, as well as potential violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause or the reporting requirements of The Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

      Mehta said he would not stay his ruling pending appeal, despite the risk of permanently compromising Trump’s private financial information, in part because of the public’s strong interest in Democrats obtaining the records.


    7. yenta-fada
      8 | May 20, 2019 6:46 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      yenta-fada wrote:

      uuuurrrrrgggghh

      I wouldn’t worry about it. Caroline Kennedy passes those out. She’s dumber than a bag of hammers and everybody knows it

      Oh, that’s gross too. Talk about someone who knows nothing about the life of the Little People. She probably even got some Onassis money.
      (sp?) Apparently there’s a level of wealth where the concept of irony completely disappears.


    8. eaglesoars
      10 | May 20, 2019 6:50 pm

      @ lobo91:

      yeah, straight to SCOTUS


    9. yenta-fada
      11 | May 20, 2019 6:57 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Do any Government lawyers actually work for the President? There must be an army of them. Up here the whole civil service equivalent is liberal. It’s a result of an endless stream of Liberal Prime Ministers and their deep state career appointees. I have a sister in law who was a lifetime employee in the Dept of Immigration. She moaned and groaned the entire time Harper was PM and she had to work for a Conservative as the top guy. A whole life of one job (with promotions) and there are countless just like her.


    10. yenta-fada
      12 | May 20, 2019 7:34 pm

      Speaking of polls, European elections are this week and the outcomes are not assured. But, still they poll.

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/05/20/european-elections-polls-2019-latest-brexit-party-uk/

      Will the little people cause any surprises?


    11. lobo91
      13 | May 20, 2019 7:37 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Our government employees are much the same. Hence the “Deep State” we’ve been talking about.

      The White House Counsel’s office is the president’s legal staff.


    12. yenta-fada
      14 | May 20, 2019 7:58 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Thanks. I presume it’s pretty rare to get fired from a gov’t job. The larger the institution, the slower the pace of change.


    13. Aussie Infidel
      15 | May 20, 2019 8:26 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I googled to see if I could get pics of the Trump crowd at his Pennsylvania rally. I got 3 pictures of Biden in Philly yesterday showing about 75 people. ok, maybe 100.

      when do the pollsters figure out they’re being lied to? Oh, one more thing on the Aussie election polls. Not only were they completely off, their models don’t have to be nearly as complex as ours because voting is mandatory. They don’t have to weigh ‘likely voters’ etc. And they still blew it

      The Newsday poll got it wrong for the first time in their polling history. Why? Because like the other 95% of Pollsters they ‘nudged’ the poll numbers to reflect what they thought were more realistic poll results. The pollsters felt that the late surge by ScoMo (Scott Morrison) ‘couldn’t reflect their reality’ and so the adjusted the raw data to factor in their underlying prejudices. This is what happens when data collectors, loggers and analytics get caught up in the politics of the polls themselves. All objectivity is lost and the pollsters publish what they ‘think’ should happen instead of what is statistically strongly suggested to happen.

      Alas the leftwing polling industry can’t discipline themselves enough to leave their subjective world views at the door. They become part of the story and so lose all relevance.


    14. Aussie Infidel
      16 | May 20, 2019 8:27 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      Thanks. I presume it’s pretty rare to get fired from a gov’t job. The larger the institution, the slower the pace of change.

      About as rare as being ‘fortunate’ enough to catch sight of unicorns!

      🙂


    15. 17 | May 20, 2019 8:28 pm

      @ yenta-fada:
      Pournelle’s “Iron Law of Bureaucracy”
      https://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/iron.html

      “The Iron Law states that in every case the second group will gain and keep control of the organization. It will write the rules, and control promotions within the organization.”


    16. Aussie Infidel
      18 | May 20, 2019 8:31 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      It’s a result of an endless stream of Liberal Prime Ministers and their deep state career appointees

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2BYZzLE_5M

      I rests me case Mi laud!

      🙂


    17. yenta-fada
      19 | May 20, 2019 9:05 pm

      Excuse the source, but the msm leaves out interesting trends. African illegals seize terminal at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Ended. Threaten more. Easy peasy to organize but cui bono?

      https://www.theorganicprepper.com/migrants-paris-airport/


    18. yenta-fada
      20 | May 20, 2019 9:08 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:

      Pournelle and Niven. Two of the sci fi classic greats.


    19. eaglesoars
      21 | May 20, 2019 9:08 pm

      this is behind the NYT paywall so here’s the blurb

      A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore

      When Kelley Oliver Douglass got breast cancer, a genetic counselor posed an odd question: Do you and your children have trouble finding hats that fit?

      They did, and that gave the counselor a clue to the source of the cancer: a mutation in a gene called Pten.

      In addition to increasing head circumference, this rare mutation markedly raises the risk for several cancers, including prostate and breast cancer (the lifetime risk in carriers is 85 percent), as well as autism and schizophrenia in some individuals.

      Ms. Douglass, 51, of Mount Dora, Fla., and her children carry a Pten mutation. Now, researchers have stumbled on a way to counter it — and the treatment may be as close as the local drugstore.

      In a study published on Thursday in the journal Science, researchers found evidence that a compound called indole-3-carbinol (i3c) blocks an enzyme that inhibits the activity of Pten. With the gene more active, patients with the mutation may be better protected against cancer.

      They could get more i3c simply by eating brussels sprouts, broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables. But to get enough, they’d have to eat a lot: six pounds of brussels sprouts a day — raw.

      Yet i3c also is widely available as a dietary supplement, and experts are debating whether to embark on a clinical trial with it.

      https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/330899/

      be sure to read the comments


    20. Possum
      22 | May 20, 2019 9:15 pm

      Totally off topic, but this is an open thread.

      On Amazon Prime you can watch TV series thingies one episode after another which is great. Instead of watching them when they first aired on TV when they broadcast one or two episodes per week.

      Now, most TV series have an underlying theme but each episode has a stand alone episode story. If you understand my meaning. You can watch a few episodes then go to bed.

      Not so with “24” each episode is not “stand alone” It is basically a whole movie chopped up into 24 times 43 minute chunks.

      An 18 hour movie!

      You have been warned, start watching it at your own peril!

      LOL on season 5 now, episode 8. Bed time for me is calculated at approximately 8am tomorrow.

      🙂


    21. eaglesoars
      23 | May 20, 2019 9:40 pm

      @ Possum:

      24 on Prime saved my sanity when one of my dogs had cancer and there was NO sleep


    22. Possum
      24 | May 20, 2019 9:45 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Possum:

      24 on Prime saved my sanity when one of my dogs had cancer and there was NO sleep

      I only have a cat. She hates 24

      She attacks me at about the 18 hour mark, gives me a severe pouncing and yells in cat talk “TIME FOR BED!!!! “


    23. lobo91
      25 | May 20, 2019 9:58 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’m currently watching In Plain Sight, which was a USA Network series that ran from 2008-2012. It’s about a couple of US Marshals who work in Witness Protection in Albuquerque. In a nice change from typical TV shows, it was actually filmed there, and apparently written by people who know their way around the city.


    24. eaglesoars
      26 | May 20, 2019 10:02 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Oh yeah! Mary and her sidekick Marshall. That was a great show that just disappeared beneath the waves one season. Never ended, just never came back.


    25. eaglesoars
      27 | May 20, 2019 10:03 pm

      @ lobo91:

      and she had a whack job little sister who was a hoot


    26. Possum
      28 | May 20, 2019 10:16 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’m currently watching In Plain Sight, which was a USA Network series that ran from 2008-2012. It’s about a couple of US Marshals who work in Witness Protection in Albuquerque. In a nice change from typical TV shows, it was actually filmed there, and apparently written by people who know their way around the city.

      Done that one…

      🙂

      Unemployed has advantages.

      Bosch is good too.


    27. eaglesoars
      29 | May 20, 2019 10:24 pm

      @ Possum:

      I don’t know if it’s on Prime, but over time, I’ve managed to record every episode of every season of MI-5. Superb show.


    28. eaglesoars
      30 | May 20, 2019 11:17 pm

      There’s a documentary w/original footage in color (colorized?) coming out, “Cold Blue”. About the 8th Army Air Corps. Supposed to be in theaters Thurs. In case one is interested. here’s a trailer

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

      nite


    29. eaglesoars
      31 | May 20, 2019 11:20 pm

      OH! There’s also this

      THE COLD BLUE Documentary discussion about restoring THE MEMPHIS BELLE

      The film makers talk about restoring the films

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


    30. coldwarrior
      34 | May 21, 2019 3:37 am

      this fool does not understand china, does not understand espionage, and does not understand economics.

      https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2019/05/20/the_low-tech_mugging_of_huawei_vandalizes_basic_economics_103746.html

      effing pinhead…typical word-whore


    31. Aussie Infidel
      35 | May 21, 2019 5:44 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      That is for sure. Now Xi is allowing the narrative to move in China from … “This trade war between China and the US” … to ” This is a Peoples’ War”, type rhetoric.

      This change shows one of two things. The possibility that the West has grossly under estimated chinese resolve and Xi is talking from a position of real power both economic and military OR that Xi is probably in a very weak position both economically and militarily and is using bluster and extreme rhetoric to try to pull the Chinese people together.

      My guess is the later case.

      The Provincial Party Chiefs. The ones who depend on the smooth official corruption that make the modern China operate is threatened and they are not happy. The group of five faceless men behind Xi also seem to be behind the attempt to galvanise the Chinese people with talk of a Peoples’ War because that Xi’s bluff has not panned out. Trump was thought to be a ‘paper tiger’ just like the rest of the West’s elite leaders. Outwardly brave but in fact guaranteed to back down in the face of any Chinese intransigence and the threat of trade sanctions that might cut off exports to China. They were wrong about Trump and their bluff has been called because Trump knows that he’s holding the winning hand and the Chinese loaded with debt as they are hold a broken flush!

      This pantomime will play for a while longer before one of either two things happen. China is forced to take a deal and make the most of it on Trumps terms. Or the Chinese economy will enter a deep recession held up only by wishes and blue sky promises. Given that China has threatened and blackmailed its neighbours for years, there is little love lost in Asia for the dragon.

      The driver behind China’s current troubles come down to the century and a half of shame under the Western powers that Chinese have not forgotten and for which they want to get even, coupled to a corrupt and degenerate economic model that has lifted half a billion Chinese out of poverty but at a cost that is becoming both unsustainable and so full of contradictions that is beginning to stagger.

      In the end it always comes down to resources, geography and demographics and China will be found wanting


    32. coldwarrior
      36 | May 21, 2019 6:11 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      We taught them just enough about capitalism to be dangerous to themselves.

      By design


    33. eaglesoars
      37 | May 21, 2019 7:21 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      fundamental shift in India

      BREAKING: Indian state lawmaker, 6 others, killed by militants in northeast: police – @AFP

      https://twitter.com/Conflicts/status/1130794806270152704

      4 minutes ago


    34. eaglesoars
      38 | May 21, 2019 7:38 am

      Mob with Hammers Descends on Minneapolis East Bank LRT Patrons

      The incident was apparently reported to 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday according to the audio and other social media police scanner reports. A 9:48 p.m. Facebook post on 2nd Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for “a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers” and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to “multiple [911] calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.

      A person who claimed on social media to have been at the station when the incident occurred said that the group of males had “hammers and bars,” and that they seemed to be “attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The witness, who said he isn’t white, said he didn’t want to “[take] on a bunch of dudes with blunt objects,” and that he “hurried an older white lady away” and they walked a few blocks to catch a bus.

      On Wednesday there was an attempted robbery at the same location during which two U of M students were injured, according to a media report. It’s unknown whether these incidents are related.

      The East Bank LRT station is part of the Green Line operated by Metro Transit and is located on the 500 block of Washington Avenue Southeast in the center of the University of Minnesota campus and across the street from the U of M police department. The stop is popular with students and people attending U of M sporting events.

      We reached out to the U of M Police Department, the MPD and to Metro Transit police for comment on this incident and did not receive a response prior to publication.

      Somalis

      https://alphanewsmn.com/audio-mob-with-hammers-descends-on-minneapolis-east-bank-lrt-patrons/


    35. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      39 | May 21, 2019 9:13 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      Mehta said he would not stay his ruling pending appeal, despite the risk of permanently compromising Trump’s private financial information, in part because of the public’s strong interest in Democrats obtaining the records.

      Yes, because publics strong interest in something is a reason for a ruling. WTF?


    36. eaglesoars
      40 | May 21, 2019 10:35 am

      Today we watch the demise of the steel industry in Great Britain. And we can blame the globalists

      “In the UK, imports are also on the up. According to UK trade association UK Steel, imports accounted for 60% of UK demand in 2015, up from 57% in 2012. Chinese steel imports accounted for 11% of 2015 UK steel demand, up from 2% in 2011. UK imports from the EU remain twice as high as from the rest of the world, but no one can escape downward pricing pressure from such a huge player.”

      and the Chinese were DEFINITELY dumping. But hey – the EU

      https://humanevents.com/2019/05/21/china-the-eu-and-globalism-killed-british-steel/


    37. yenta-fada
      41 | May 21, 2019 1:44 pm

      by Tyler Durden

      Tue, 05/21/2019 – 11:25

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      A song titled “Trade War,” has gone viral on one the largest Chinese social media platforms, WeChat, generating more than 100,000 views amid a deepening trade war between the US and China. The song begins with a chorus singing “Trade war! Trade war! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! Not afraid of the outrageous challenge! A trade war is happening over the Pacific Ocean!”

      As Bloomberg reports, the song also includes lyrics such as: “if the perpetrator wants to fight, we will beat him out of his wits.”

      The Chinese showed 3 anti-American popular movies last week. This speaks to Aussie’s conclusion that China is escalating this sentiment to distract its citizens from underlying weak economic fundamentals.
      This plays well into a natural arrogance the Chinese seem to have regarding the West. They do have the older civilization but certainly not one to envy for the common man.


    38. yenta-fada
      42 | May 21, 2019 1:59 pm

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-20/saudi-arabia-says-it-intercepted-houthi-missiles-headed-mecca

      Here’s another mess. Yemen is starving, Saudis are playing dangerous games, and the West is selling arms to the Saudis. Who will get the blame? Naturally, the Jews. And the bad orange man.


    39. yenta-fada
      43 | May 21, 2019 2:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It is no accident that the U.S. and Canada have been swamped with Somalis. They are among the most primitive muslims in the world, and even Ghadaffi was concerned years ago about Al Shabab. This violent faction of Somali terrorists were impossible to control by muzz standards. Bring in the least productive and most violent group that will not assimilate to cause chaos in North America. The Globalists are not stupid psychopaths. They are smart psychopaths.


    40. yenta-fada
      44 | May 21, 2019 2:24 pm

      I’m sure you know about the circular finger pointing going on from Obama era powerful Agency heads. Put them all in joining cells in Gitmo and show us the surveillance tapes in real time.

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/loretta-lynch-james-comey-contradition-clinton-probe-matter-investigation


    41. AZfederalist
      45 | May 21, 2019 2:37 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.

      Two words, “Concealed Carry”. Backup to those two words, people chasing others with blunt objects such as hammers and bars are a threat to the point of fearing for one’s life and thus justification for use of deadly force. Time for people to stop letting hoodlums run things and to push back if the authorities aren’t going to do so.


    42. AZfederalist
      46 | May 21, 2019 2:39 pm

      Deplorable Martian Overlord wrote:

      Yes, because publics strong interest in something is a reason for a ruling. WTF?

      … and the President’s lawyers will be in court Monday morning seeking a stay with the rationale of permanent damage due to the nature of the information being sought as well as the long-running history of leaks of such information coming from the committees requesting that information.


    43. AZfederalist
      47 | May 21, 2019 2:43 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      The Globalists are not stupid psychopaths. They are smart evil psychopaths.

      Adjusted a bit


    44. AZfederalist
      48 | May 21, 2019 2:45 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      This violent faction of Somali terrorists were impossible to control by muzz standards. Bring in the least productive and most violent group that will not assimilate to cause chaos in North America.

      There was a solution to problems like this in the past — reservations. Place the people such as these on those reservations, allow them to live as they see fit, tightly control ingress and egress from said reservations.


    45. eaglesoars
      49 | May 21, 2019 2:56 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Yemen is starving, Saudis are playing dangerous games, and the West is selling arms to the Saudis.

      The Saudis are not playing games. The Houthis are Iran proxies, drugged canon fodder, and Iran is intent on wiping out the Saudis and taking over Mecca. There is a new generation in the Saudi royal family and I have a lot of hope for them. They have no problems – other than domestic political issues – making alliances with Israel. The Khashoggi assassination, as necessary as it was, was a major fuckup, but there’s no question his days were numbered. He was Musliim Brotherhood working against his own country, he defined ‘traitor’. Don’t give me any crap about ‘journalist’, Karen Attiah, the Foreign opinion page editor of WaPo is a Qatari stooge, and she gave him a platform. Along with Mohammed al-Houthi, who miraculously managed to place an op-ed in those pages despite being complete illiterate to the point where he cannot write his own name.

      Right now, at this point in time, the Saudis are the good guys.


    46. AZfederalist
      50 | May 21, 2019 3:00 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Right now, at this point in time, the Saudis are the good guys.

      Not sure I’d go that far. I’d say right now the Saudis are the allies most beneficial to western interests at this time.


    47. coldwarrior
      51 | May 21, 2019 3:13 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      The castle doctrine and stand your ground are things of beauty.


    48. eaglesoars
      53 | May 21, 2019 3:19 pm

      I want names. The ones on their birth certs

      Researchers find coordinated anti-Trump campaign on Instagram

      A recently published study by Italian analytics firm Ghost Data identified a network of 350 anti-Trump accounts coordinating efforts to promote messages deriding the president, sometimes with graphic or violent language. The researchers found 19 suspicious Instagram accounts that took the lead in promoting anti-Trump content.

      In total, the posts from the accounts generated have more than 35.2 million interactions, with 3.9 million of those interactions occurring in the last two months. The study concluded that the anti-Trump Instagram campaign has ramped up over the past several months, with the network’s activities swelling “dramatically” since April.

      https://thehill.com/policy/technology/444597-researchers-find-campaign-on-instagram-to-undermine-trump


    49. eaglesoars
      54 | May 21, 2019 3:36 pm

      This is cool

      Medieval beer is brewed for the first time in 220 years after Belgian monks manage to translate recipe with the help of volunteers

      10.8 % alcohol

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7054385/Medieval-Belgian-beer-recipe-rises-phoenix-like-ashes-torched-abbey-220-years.html


    50. coldwarrior
      55 | May 21, 2019 4:04 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Ora et Labora


    51. 56 | May 21, 2019 5:04 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Someone needs to review what “ancient” means. Medieval yes, old, yes. Ancient no.


    52. eaglesoars
      57 | May 21, 2019 5:12 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      where does the drinking part come in?


    53. eaglesoars
      58 | May 21, 2019 6:04 pm

      popcorn!

      Donald Trump Jr. Wants To Run For Mayor Of New York City

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/421283-donald-trump-jr-wants-to-run-for-mayor-of-new-york-city/


    54. Aussie Infidel
      59 | May 21, 2019 6:39 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Right now, at this point in time, the Saudis are the good guys.

      That is a pretty long bow Eages.

      Calling the Saudis allies is a nonsense and always has been. They currently have aligned interests with the US but that’s about as far as it goes.

      Never forget that they are Arabs and as such they are by the very nature of their culture unreliable and pro=ne to change sides as soon as they see a short to medium term advantage in doing so. I wouldn’t even go so far as calling them friends as with friends lime these who needs enemies?

      🙂


    55. Aussie Infidel
      60 | May 21, 2019 6:55 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      We taught them just enough about capitalism to be dangerous to themselves.

      By design

      There was no Ed Demming for the Chinese economic rise. Demming designed the postwar economic revival of Japan and ensured that all the necessary systems were in place to ensure success. Not so in China. They tried a do it yourself economic model that tried to blend authoritarian communist ideology with market forces. It worked after a fashion for a few decades but like mating a horse and a donkey you end up with a impotent mule. Looks good but it’s useless to breed from for sustainability in the long run!

      🙂


    56. eaglesoars
      61 | May 21, 2019 7:02 pm

      Well, that’s interesting. Ancestry.com automatically refines DNA results as they acquire more data. They sent me my updated results. What had been noted generally as ‘Scandanavia’ has been refined to Norway


    57. eaglesoars
      62 | May 21, 2019 7:07 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Never forget that they are Arabs and as such they are by the very nature of their culture unreliable and pro=ne to change sides as soon as they see a short to medium term advantage in doing so.

      Perhaps. As I said “right now…”. I have not forgotten wanting to nuke Mecca and deciding that destroying their desalination infrastructure was better. I haven’t changed my mind.

      But if they’re willing to change sides to fight Iran in what has become for them an existential fight, they’re on our side.


    58. eaglesoars
      63 | May 21, 2019 7:23 pm

      “The only things he’s well versed in are the things he makes up”

      “It’s been clear to me for a long time he’s not an intelligence professional, he’s a politician”

      John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) on John Brennan


    59. 64 | May 21, 2019 8:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      The enemy of my enemy is my enemies enemy. No more, no less.


    60. eaglesoars
      65 | May 21, 2019 9:01 pm

      This is amazing. One single black thread

      Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita winds a single black thread around a grid of nails on a wooden board to create intricate portraits

      https://twitter.com/womensart1/status/1130745176975134720


    61. eaglesoars
      66 | May 21, 2019 9:02 pm

      PaladinPhil wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      The enemy of my enemy is my enemies enemy. No more, no less.

      I’ve looked a little more closely at how the royal family has changed and I’ve talked to some Saudis. There is hope.


    62. AZfederalist
      67 | May 21, 2019 9:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is amazing. One single black thread

      Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita winds a single black thread around a grid of nails on a wooden board to create intricate portraits

      https://twitter.com/womensart1/status/1130745176975134720

      People who can do that kind of thing amaze me. That is a special kind of talent


    63. eaglesoars
      68 | May 21, 2019 10:06 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      I’m jealous. The only talent I have is choosing the check out line that takes the longest. There can be one person in front of me. Then she’ll decide to pay with a check. Which is out of state or something. And no gov’t photo id. Doesn’t speak English.

      Unerring talent.

      bedtime. nite.


    64. 69 | May 22, 2019 1:38 am

      https://youtu.be/0TCgRqKbTIM


    65. 70 | May 22, 2019 1:52 am

      My sister’s still not completely lucid, but she seems to be making progress physically. We’re still hoping for the best, but the recovery is slow.

      https://tackyraccoons.com/a-humble-request/


    66. eaglesoars
      71 | May 22, 2019 10:46 am

      @ Bunk X:

      Bunk, do they have any idea what happened to her? This is terrifying. I’ll get to this later today, something riled the heathen beagles at 5 am and I need a nap.

      In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this prize.

      Gov. Gavin Newsom called growing homelessness in California a national disgrace as he announced that he is launching a task force to find solutions.

      ‘national’

      but he’s got a task force going so that problem’s solved already. He should run for president

      https://twitter.com/vcstar/status/1130956455178375168

      DON’T click on the link embedded in the tweet. It takes you to the local newspaper and there’s a little virus there. I had to clean up


    67. Buckeye Abroad
      72 | May 22, 2019 11:13 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      The DNC has indicated they will spend no money in Ohio next year. I knew Trump had Ohio in the fall of 16′ because the MSM simply stopped talking about Ohio as a swing state. He won with +400k votes. Michigan was a shocker even to me.


    68. coldwarrior
      73 | May 22, 2019 4:21 pm

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      the republicans won every special election in PA yesterday


    69. coldwarrior
      74 | May 22, 2019 4:27 pm

      The Democratic National Committee raised only $6.6 million in April, lagging well behind the Republican National Committee, which had $15.9 million in donations during the month, The Daily Caller reported Wednesday.

      The numbers were even worse for the Democrats related to debt and cash on hand, with the DNC $6.2 million in debt and only with $7.6 million on hand, according to Red State.

      The RNC, meanwhile, has no debt and $34.7 million cash on hand.

      The situation is so dire for the DNC that while Republicans can expand their reach by offering all their candidates data for free, Democrats are charging $175,000 merely for access.

      https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/rnc-dnc-campaign-finance/2019/05/22/id/917161/


    70. 75 | May 22, 2019 4:32 pm

      Will all these states pushing the national popular vote to decide who they award their electoral votes going to face Constitutional challenges?


    71. AZfederalist
      76 | May 22, 2019 4:58 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Will all these states pushing the national popular vote to decide who they award their electoral votes going to face Constitutional challenges?

      I certainly hope so because that seems to be nullifying the vote of the citizens of that state. Now, the dem lawyers will argue that the Constitution says that the states shall choose electors to choose the president of the US and this is the mechanism by which those states have chosen to do so. That could be very interesting because then other states can move from popular election for electors back to having the state legislatures select the electors. This could get interesting.


    72. coldwarrior
      77 | May 22, 2019 5:14 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      What happens when Trump wins the popular vote…


    73. eaglesoars
      78 | May 22, 2019 5:31 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Will all these states pushing the national popular vote to decide who they award their electoral votes going to face Constitutional challenges?

      Glenn Reynolds at Instpundit keeps good tabs on anyone who has written about current legal issues. He hasn’t posted one article on this subject, which tells me no one has addressed it yet

      And that makes me nervous. It makes me think there are 2 sides to the issue.


    74. Aussie Infidel
      79 | May 22, 2019 5:45 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:
      What happens when Trump wins the popular vote…

      Progressive heads will explode, first borns will die, the sky will turn black and cats and dogs will live together!

      🙂


    75. eaglesoars
      80 | May 22, 2019 6:05 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:
      What happens when Trump wins the popular vote…

      yeah, I think fraud is going to be major. That vote harvesting bullshit should be illegal


    76. lobo91
      81 | May 22, 2019 7:16 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Will all these states pushing the national popular vote to decide who they award their electoral votes going to face Constitutional challenges?

      What they’ve actually been passing is resolutions saying that they’ll join an interstate compact to do so, not that they actually will do it


    77. lobo91
      82 | May 22, 2019 7:46 pm

      I really doubt that they’ll ever get the requisite number of states to sign up for their little pact. They have to get enough states to total 270 electoral votes.


    78. AZfederalist
      83 | May 22, 2019 8:03 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:
      What happens when Trump wins the popular vote…

      Much as I’d like to see that happen, I don’t see it happening. Not with California and New York. Just the massive vote fraud in those two states will make it near impossible for him to win the popular vote nationwide.


    79. eaglesoars
      84 | May 22, 2019 8:04 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      I really doubt that they’ll ever get the requisite number of states to sign up for their little pact. They have to get enough states to total 270 electoral votes.

      And if they do? I don’t know what the law would say


    80. lobo91
      85 | May 22, 2019 8:32 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Neither does anyone else. It’s a gray area, Constitutionally. There’s nothing that spells out how the states have to assign their electors.


    81. eaglesoars
      86 | May 22, 2019 8:33 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      There’s nothing that spells out how the states have to assign their electors.

      uh oh


    82. lobo91
      87 | May 22, 2019 8:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      It specifies when Election Day is (first Tuesday in November), but it doesn’t say anything about what the states have to do with the results. There’s really not much in there at all about voting. Even after several amendments, all it says is that you can’t be denied the right to vote based on race, sex, or age, as long as you’re at least 18. Nothing says your vote has to actually mean anything.


    83. yenta-fada
      88 | May 22, 2019 9:06 pm

      Steve Bannon on FOX via the Gates of Vienna. Bannon is working with Nationalist movements in Europe. As he does so he’s been busy calling out the Chinese for their various illegal activities. The Chinese are calling him a ‘dragon’ and a ‘demon’. They are very touchy these days.
      With little fanfare, here’s Steve.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuAZKNEcj2g


    84. yenta-fada
      89 | May 22, 2019 9:12 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      So interesting about the crooked DNC going begging for money. It’s almost like people are starting to notice the massive fraud that was visited upon them during the obambi years. hmmmm.


    85. eaglesoars
      90 | May 22, 2019 9:19 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Steve Bannon on FOX via the Gates of Vienna.

      Carter Page put out there that the FBI may have been using his FISA warrants as a premise to get to Bannon. He told them that Bannon was one of the people in the admin he’d stayed in touch with after the election and the FBI seemed interested.


    86. Buckeye Abroad
      91 | May 23, 2019 4:54 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Buckeye Abroad:
      the republicans won every special election in PA yesterday

      Excellent news.

      PS- US hockey team got blanked yesterday by Canada. They play Russia today and the wife is mighty uppity about their chances of getting a win (they haven’t lost yet).


    87. 92 | May 23, 2019 7:25 am

      @ lobo91:
      Having electoral votes given proportionally within each state would make more sense.


    88. lobo91
      93 | May 23, 2019 9:46 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ lobo91:
      Having electoral votes given proportionally within each state would make more sense.

      I agree. Some states do allocate them that way. The one from each Congressional district should go to whoever wins in that district, and the two votes for the Senators should go to whoever wins the state overall.

      That would significantly cut down the number of electoral votes the Dem candidate gets from states like NY and CA, of course.


    89. coldwarrior
      94 | May 23, 2019 3:03 pm

      @ Buckeye Abroad:
      Uppity Russians.

      😆


    90. coldwarrior
      95 | May 23, 2019 3:05 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:
      What happens when Trump wins the popular vote…

      Progressive heads will explode, first borns will die, the sky will turn black and cats and dogs will live together!

      I like some biblical plagues.

      Very dramatic stuff


    91. coldwarrior
      96 | May 23, 2019 3:08 pm

      https://www.infowars.com/worlds-oldest-record-store-bans-morrissey-sales-because-he-has-a-different-opinion/

      I’ll give Morrissey one thing, he isnt afraid of opinion.


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