Truest Sentence You'll Read All Day

First of all, North Korea says they've exploded a hydrogen bomb, the most powerful, destructive manmade force ever known.

We don't know if that's necessarily true. That's not what I'm referencing in the headline.

This line, and this whole brief piece by Noemie Emerie, is nothing but truth.

Where Bush was asked every day if he regretted invading Iraq, Obama is never asked if he thinks leaving Iraq had something to do with the chaos engulfing the region, or the vulnerability of citizens here and in Europe to Islamic State-inspired attacks.

And while Bush was held responsible for every last casualty that occurred anywhere while he held office, Obama is absolved from responsibility for the massacres, rapes and enslavement of innocents that have followed his numerous foreign policy blunders -- given a pass as the victim of forces he did not enable and disasters he didn't create.

"Be very glad we don't have a Republican president," Walter Russell Mead told us in May of last year, warning that if such were so we would be enduring a "merciless media pounding" on the series of "failures, mistakes, and false starts" that have been our lot since Obama took office. Instead, we have a Democrat who is allowed by the press to fail quietly, discreetly, and off center stage.

She then goes on to recount some of the media's headlines about Obama's failures, which, in their telling, read more like triumphs of Obama's reserve and patience.

The "off center stage" is an important thing. Bush, obviously, did not want the press to highlight the number of casualties in the Iraq War, but the press did not oblige his wishes, and reported each day's "Grim Milestone."

Obama also does not want his bodycount to dominate the news -- but, get this, the press is is more than willing to pretend these stories away. All Obama need do is toss them some stray voltage -- which they know is stray voltage at this point; they're not smart, but they're not that stupid, either -- and the stray voltage partisan pig fight du jour will lead the day.

Take North Korea's claimed detonation of a hydrogen bomb. Some are skeptical they managed it, but they detonated some nuclear device.

Obama doesn't want this to be a story, though, as it could, possibly, cast some doubt on his plan to do for Iran what he's already done for North Korea.

So it won't be. The American public could be "panicked" by the news, so they must be gently insulated it from it, with yards and yards of padding for Obama and silly-string of whatever domestic drama Obama's Storytellers have cooked up for us today.

Posted by: Ace at 10:38 AM




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1 top 10? Good morning Horde

Posted by: zeera at January 06, 2016 10:40 AM (CAJL/)

2 Press with blinders.

Posted by: HH at January 06, 2016 10:41 AM (DrCtv)

3 OK, I'll go with First!!

Posted by: zeera at January 06, 2016 10:41 AM (CAJL/)

4 Ace, up early again.

Pray tell, a new years resolution?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 10:42 AM (kKHcp)

5 Who are you and what have you done with Ace?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 10:42 AM (gW5Vg)

6 Can't be allowed to (appear to) fail.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 10:42 AM (LA7Cm)

7 Today, same as yesterday.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 10:43 AM (l2max)

8 This does smack of New's Year's resolution, doesn't it?

Happy New Year, Ace!

Posted by: Kensington at January 06, 2016 10:43 AM (7Kbxu)

9 If..if..a republican is elected this year, just imagine the changes in attitude

Posted by: FCF at January 06, 2016 10:43 AM (kejii)

10 Has there been a single story on the death count in Iraq/Afghanistan since TFG has been in office?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 10:43 AM (gW5Vg)

11 True, all true. Not anything new really, but true. My favorite is the sneering "thanks obama!". This apparently is indignation that people are daring to criticize the dear leader, so this gag is used in absurdium situations.

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 10:43 AM (326rv)

12 In before the Scorpion!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 06, 2016 10:44 AM (evdj2)

13 Barry, his eyes red, his face black.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 06, 2016 10:44 AM (evdj2)

14 They can title his biopic "Triumphant Failure".

Posted by: steevy at January 06, 2016 10:44 AM (8HTq1)

15 First of all, North Korea says they've exploded a hydrogen bomb, the most powerful, destructive manmade force ever known.

We don't know if that's necessarily true.



Yes we do. Sensors would be pinging all around the globe.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:44 AM (REkPr)

16 Wait, there's a media double standard?

THE DEUCE, YOU SAY!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 10:45 AM (RU5ki)

17 And another thing. Since the new year, we've gotten story after story, in what is usually a slow news time of year. With this level of productivity, Ace will surpass his post total of last year by Valentine's Day.

Yet, no big dropoff in quality. Maybe there's a clone out there. Or a blog-bot. or something.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 10:45 AM (kKHcp)

18 I hate the effn MSM. If I met one in real life, I wd have to turn and walk away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 06, 2016 10:45 AM (iQIUe)

19 More low expectations from the press that is happy with the crease in his pants.

Posted by: Dang at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM (2oWD2)

20 Also, can't wait for that SOB POS Obama to finally get the Hell out of there. I can't believe we've had to endure that insufferable jackhole for so long.

Posted by: Kensington at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM (7Kbxu)

21 401K in a screaming nose dive. Little Korean kid playing with firecrackers. Somebody's doing the raping in Germany. Hump day.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM (FkBIv)

22 And while Bush was held responsible for every last casualty that occurred anywhere while he held office, Obama is absolved from responsibility for the massacres, rapes and enslavement of innocents that have followed his numerous foreign policy blunders -- given a pass as the victim of forces he did not enable and disasters he didn't create.

There were also lots more American military deaths under Barky than Bush - which went totally unreported. When Barky took over (and set about to purposefully sabotage our efforts in Afghanistan - remember Barky authorizing a strategic review that recommended a troop surge, which Barky didn't like, so he claimed that the Pentagon had submitted an obsolete review, as it had taken 6 months to complete the review and conditions on the ground had changed ... and then Barky just ignored it all and called for another strategic review, which destroyed a fighting season and took almost 5 months and came back with about the same recommendations ... which Barky also ignored and made some numbers up himself) casualties and fatalities went through the roof, there. But the MSM ignored it and it was as if Afghanistan was actually quieter ... nothing could have been further from teh truth.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM (zc3Db)

23 If the Norkos don't have a "near H bomb" they have a 5.1Richter recurring party favor....

My 9mm is a weapon of mass destruction to the left....

Kim Ping Pong's H bomb is a "cry for help."

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM (g8Hfr)

24 And you all thought the Nork invasion in that Red Dawn remake seemed ridiculous...

... now think about who is Crier-in-Chief.

Posted by: SCOAMF at January 06, 2016 10:47 AM (H9MG5)

25 "Thanks, Obama."

Yeah, that one is annoying as hell. These nitwits think Obama is blamed for everything when, in fact, he's never blamed for anything.

Posted by: Kensington at January 06, 2016 10:47 AM (7Kbxu)

26 I see that Ace is up and posting before noon today. In related news, I just pigs fly past my office window.

To be fair to Ace, he might still have been up since last night. That Val-U-Rite isn't going to drink itself.

Posted by: physics geek at January 06, 2016 10:48 AM (MT22W)

27 FIRST!!!

Posted by: kim jong-un at January 06, 2016 10:48 AM (DLIIY)

28 Ace, you nailed it with your post about how the MSM treats Obama as the protagonist, and every challenge or failure as merely a MacGuffin.

Most recent example being how the suicide bomber killing Americans in Afghanistan effected Obama's Hawaii golf outing - oh, the horrors our hero has to endure!!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2016 10:48 AM (NOIQH)

29 Fortunately, my investments are diversified so I haven't lost too much.

Oh, you mean everything is shit?

Man, am I glad I moved my bond portion into CD's.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 10:48 AM (l2max)

30 That's why we've got all this BS SJW crap. I think it was zombie who described how agitators use useful idiots at protests to do the real damage with their cover?

Well, that's what Obama and Co are doing here. All this gay/tranny/Filipino poodle rights crap is cover for the deep destruction of every part of our society.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 10:49 AM (LzzEz)

31 "..if..a republican is elected this year, just imagine the changes in attitude"



Unemployment will go up 5% overnight, Iraq would be hauled back into the spotlight, George W.'s name would be evoked about every 5 minutes, and, millions of new homeless to be reported on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 10:49 AM (LA7Cm)

32 Boehner should have stuck around. He and Barry could have had a cry-in.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 06, 2016 10:49 AM (FkBIv)

33 There's nothing wrong with the newsies that good men with brickbats can't solve.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 10:50 AM (g8Hfr)

34 Fortunately, my investments are diversified so I haven't lost too much.

Oh, you mean everything is shit?

Man, am I glad I moved my bond portion into CD's.



Columbia House CD's or AOL CD's?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:50 AM (REkPr)

35 "Thanks, Obama."

Yeah, that one is annoying as hell. These nitwits think Obama is blamed for everything when, in fact, he's never blamed for anything.
Posted by: Kensington

Well, the "respect the office of the President" doesn't fly very far after them, and "dissent is patriotic", said by the current SoS doesn't help them much. And now that he's jabbing at the race card button repeatedly, they don't have very many other cards to play.

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 10:50 AM (326rv)

36 "And you all thought the Nork invasion in that Red Dawn remake seemed ridiculous... "

The only thing ridiculous about that was the idea that SJW fed children would do anything but dutifully march into camp.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 10:50 AM (bYGAR)

37 >>>Ace, up early again.

Pray tell, a new years resolution?

...

that was the timing of it, but it wasn't an NY Resolution; I tried to do it starting december 29th or so, it just took some time to get my body to get up at the crack of ten.

I'm transitioning to an adult.

Posted by: ace at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (dciA+)

38 It really stinks, though, that Obama is so young, because he's never going away. He'll be trotted out on MSNBC (or its future equivalent) and feted as if he's still POTUS for decades to come.

And he'll be graceless in his post-Presidency. At best, he'll be the most passive-aggressive ex-President in history. He'll make Jimmy Carter look like a sage and a diplomat.

Posted by: Kensington at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (7Kbxu)

39 18 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 06, 2016 10:45 AM (iQIUe)

In Indiana I cheerfully told one that were it legal a lot more of them would get the Danny Pearl treatment they run interference for....

Oddly my clip didn't make the evening news.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (g8Hfr)

40 If..if..a republican is elected this year, just imagine the changes in attitude

President Boy would be the burr beneath the MFM's saddle.

"Why didn't you ask the previous president that question?" would be my standard refrain. I'd also have a buxom blonde staffer at the ready with a device and a big screen just packed full of video references to back it up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (LUgeY)

41 George W.'s name would be evoked about every 5 minutes

-----------

There is no doubt that once the next Republican is elected (whenever that is), we will be bombarded with stories as to why he (or she) isn't as good as that nice conservative like W.

Posted by: SH at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (gmeXX)

42 "'Be very glad we don't have a Republican president,' Walter Russell Mead
told us in May of last year, warning that if such were so we would be
enduring a 'merciless media pounding' on the series of 'failures,
mistakes, and false starts' that have been our lot since Obama took
office."

Shorter Walter Russell Mead:

"Please don't notice what a gullible hack I turned out to be."

WRM is one of the members of the elite Peggy Noonan Brigade.

Comprised of those pundits who back in 2008 swooned over Obama's "first-rate temperament" and impeccable pants creases, and talked up Obama in glowing terms -- and who have since cranked out endless pieces about what a bust Obama has turned out to be, without fessing up at all about their original role in getting him elected.

The nation would be better off if people like this committed seppuku out of shame, instead of writing fulminant critiques of the disaster they helped inflict on us all.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (noWW6)

43 that was the timing of it, but it wasn't an NY Resolution; I tried to do it starting december 29th or so, it just took some time to get my body to get up at the crack of ten.

I'm transitioning to an adult.



Go back! It's a trap!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:52 AM (REkPr)

44 Not defending Hillary in the slightest but it's outrageous that Obama is hardly mentioned , if at all, when the subject of Benghazi is discussed. It's like Hillary was President when it occurred .

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 06, 2016 10:52 AM (L8slQ)

45 I had some friends over the weekend reference Obamaphones and dropped a "Thanks Obama". This makes me happy, as they may be more on my team than I thought they were.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 10:52 AM (l2max)

46

Somebody exploded an H-bomb today.
But it wasn't anyone I knew.

Posted by: Moody Blues at January 06, 2016 10:52 AM (FkBIv)

47 As to the topic of letting ShitMidas off the hook; How could we expect the press and slobbering fanbois to do any less?

The number of dead that "could" be attributed to Barky's ineptitude "could" be explained by other things. Because the US actually invaded Iraq under Bush, every broken nail and flu outbreak in country was his fault. It is the nature of the partisan press and the foam-finger waving rabble to do so.

As always the question under all these stories is what to do about it. Big stories and big issues are coming, and the American people deserve to have at least one news source they can somewhat rely on.

Too bad, that.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 10:52 AM (kKHcp)

48 "So it won't be. The American public could be "panicked" by the news, so they must be gently insulated it from it, with yards and yards of padding for Obama and silly-string of whatever domestic drama Obama's Storytellers have cooked up for us today."

*Gun Control*

Posted by: West at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (1Rgee)

49 President Boy would be the burr beneath the MFM's saddle.

"Why didn't you ask the previous president that question?" would be my standard refrain.



Said right before "FYNQ".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (REkPr)

50 I'm transitioning to an adult.
Posted by: ace at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (dciA+)



Shouldn't that be molting into an adult?

Posted by: mugiwara at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (D5hxK)

51 Cue Secretary Horseface shuffling off to Pyongyang to roll over and show his belly to Fat Boy.

-
And take James Taylor with you!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (Nwg0u)

52 On the Norks: A working fission device is possible. They've been working on that for years and the technical challenges are reasonably surmountable. A "Little Boy" style device would possibly be doable even by the Norks. It would be crude and inefficient but still would make a nice big bang.

A fusion device is extraordinarily complex, in a completely different league than a fission weapon. This would have required a major investment of resources and a knowledge base that seems way beyond Nork capacity. Anyway, how could a fusion weapon program operate for years without anyone in the West knowing about it? Isn't this what we have intelligence services for?

I call bullshit on a North Korean "H bomb".

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (RU5ki)

53 Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls.

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (fbovC)

54 Buying votes with government money is more important to Progressives than self-defense.

Posted by: MTF at January 06, 2016 10:54 AM (LISuA)

55 "We are working very, very hard every day to repair the damage done by the Obama Administration. God help us."

"Next question?"

Posted by: eman at January 06, 2016 10:54 AM (MQEz6)

56 I'm transitioning to an adult.
Posted by: ace at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (dciA+)


Shouldn't that be molting into an adult?
Posted by: mugiwara



Don't ewoks shed?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:54 AM (REkPr)

57 Navy Federal has consistently good CD rates (when compared to everyone else), but they're kinda a pain in the ass to join.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 10:55 AM (l2max)

58 "Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls."


Mark Levin? Howard Stern?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 10:55 AM (LA7Cm)

59 44 Not defending Hillary in the slightest but it's outrageous that Obama is hardly mentioned , if at all, when the subject of Benghazi is discussed. It's like Hillary was President when it occurred .
Posted by: Max Rockatansky
____________

It's not like the President was fully the President when it happened either is my guess. Drunk? Blotto on psych meds? Undergoing electroshock?

Posted by: Furious George at January 06, 2016 10:55 AM (3GAnN)

60 Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls.


West.
Nugent.
Rush.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (REkPr)

61 Articles about how a particular event will effect Obama are profoundly stupid and irrelevant.

I mean, for instance, I've seen articles about whether or not bad economic news will hurt Obama. Why would that be relevant? Why should somebody who's lost his job care? Why would somebody who's retirement portfolio has collapsed care?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (hJrjt)

62 The strange thing is the Fourth Estate doesn't seem to have the power to drive the agenda anymore, in spite of their obvious bias. Not quite sure why that is.

Posted by: Caliban at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (DrC22)

63 Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls."


Anne Coulter would rock that job.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (RU5ki)

64 >>>that was the timing of it, but it wasn't an NY
Resolution; I tried to do it starting december 29th or so, it just took
some time to get my body to get up at the crack of ten.

I'm transitioning to an adult.



Posted by: ace at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (dciA+)<<<

Ten?! Wow, that's early. I'm just getting outta bed myself.
**inquires to aide** Hey, anybody seen my morning paper? Anything important going on?

Posted by: SCOAMF at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (H9MG5)

65 Navy Federal has consistently good CD rates (when compared to everyone else), but they're kinda a pain in the ass to join.



The rum is nice, but the lash & sodomy sucks.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (REkPr)

66 I'm transitioning to an adult.

Posted by: ace at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM (dciA+)



Damn RINO sellout.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 10:57 AM (gW5Vg)

67 59 Posted by: Furious George at January 06, 2016 10:55 AM (3GAnN)

I think he was higher than a kite and got his ass kicked by Worf that evening....

he was sporting a black eye the next press conference...

Worf panicked and had a moment of clarity "yo ass just cost us air force won" and hit him....

she did not have enough faith in the unethical boundaries of the US media.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 10:57 AM (g8Hfr)

68 Say, where's Moo to tell us that the market's just fine?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 10:57 AM (l2max)

69 Barry referred to himself 71 times.

Posted by: the guy who counts how many times barry refers to himself at January 06, 2016 10:57 AM (of67s)

70 I call bullshit on a North Korean "H bomb".

Posted by: Cicero


Okay Okay you got us.. It was a F Bomb

Fruck you!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

XOX
Kim Big Bang

Posted by: Bruce at January 06, 2016 10:57 AM (8ikIW)

71 Don't ewoks shed?

-
Not if you put Dinovite in their food bowl.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 10:58 AM (Nwg0u)

72 The GOPe is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Republican Handwringing Over Media Bias. We can do another 25 years, OR we can hire a fearless bad azz to get in the Media's face, every day, about it and force them to cover the bad news they want to ignore.

Speaking of which...
Look for Bad Azz Trump to impolitely and crudely and boorishly roast the Press about the Nork Bomb, to tweet about it ad nauseum, and to boastfully remind you and them repeatedly that he was talking about this in each of the first two debates, when everyone else was trying to ignore it.

I'd much rather do 4 or 8 years of Trump, than another 25 of polite handwringing.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at January 06, 2016 10:58 AM (yvwr7)

73 Say, where's Moo to tell us that the market's just fine?

Moo Moo wouldn't say its just fine. He'll tell us how he was smart enough to short the market and the money is pouring in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 10:58 AM (RU5ki)

74 Barry referred to himself 71 times.
Posted by: the guy who counts how many times barry refers to himself



And so it begins.......
Posted by: the guy who always says it's beginning

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 10:59 AM (REkPr)

75 The nation would be better off if people like this committed seppuku out of shame, instead of writing fulminant critiques of the disaster they helped inflict on us all.
Posted by: torquewrench


Who, me?

Posted by: Peggy Russell Brooks at January 06, 2016 10:59 AM (FkBIv)

76 "Barry referred to himself 71 times."


That's all? She's starting to show some restraint.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 10:59 AM (LA7Cm)

77 The USAF have specialized intelligence aircraft packed with ultra-high-sensitivity equipment, which fly orbits near countries after underground nuclear tests. Looking for impossibly tiny isotopic signatures in material which may escape from the test containment. Clues to the weapon type and design.

There was a comment on Twitter last night from someone purporting to be a former spook. Implying that the O'Barky administration may have been so far behind the ball intelligencewise as to have failed to deploy those radiological survey platforms.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:00 AM (noWW6)

78 Barry follows the rules:

Always
Be
Closing

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:01 AM (l2max)

79 29: "Man, am I glad I moved my bond portion into CD's."

I'm stuck with a 50/50 split in TSP.

Those matching contributions used to look somewhat enticing.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:02 AM (4nmNX)

80 Anyway, how could a fusion weapon program operate for years without anyone in the West knowing about it? Isn't this what we have intelligence services for?

I call bullshit on a North Korean "H bomb".
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

We were told that Dubya was overstating iran's progress.

We were then told that they were close.

We were surprised by the progress that khadaffi made in Libya. And the reason tha tprogram ended was because he was rightfully scared shitless by what happened to Saddam.

We were told by the Russians (!) about the Tsarnev brothers and family.

I agree with M
ark Steyn when he was asked about a movie depicting an Evvvvvvviiiiiiil, wily CIA causing mayhem in the ME; " I WISH that the CIA was that effective and in the know".

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:02 AM (326rv)

81 Implying that the O'Barky administration may have been so far behind the
ball intelligencewise as to have failed to deploy those radiological
survey platforms.


This would not surprise me, although I tend to assume they deliberately refused to deploy them.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:02 AM (6QfRC)

82 North Korea's claimed detonation of a hydrogen bomb

Dare them to do it again til they run out. It's not like they couldn't fit a few more craters into that country.

Posted by: DaveA/i] at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (DL2i+)

83 "I'd much rather do 4 or 8 years of Trump, than another 25 of polite handwringing."

Hear, hear!

Posted by: West at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (1Rgee)

84 Now that they have a mind reading computer, see sidebar, we can have some serious thought crime prosecutions and you won't be so quick to lie about our president.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (Nwg0u)

85

The soft bigotry of low expectations.

Obama is a classic case of urbane whites lifting up an incompetent black person above where he should be.

Perhaps race doesn't have anything to do with it, but we know how libprogs work.

Posted by: REV DR E BUZZ Esq at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (ffzJn)

86 Prezdint Obama will make everything okay with the help of his most expert advisors like Jerry Seinfeld.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (oVJmc)

87 One of the neatest tricks the MSM pulled with Barky was that they cjhanged the price of oil overnight. While Bush was President the "price of oil" was North Sea Brent, and the minute that Barky slimed into office the "price of oil" overnight changed to West Texas Intermediate, which was more than $10/bbl cheaper. And the MSM had no shame about it, they would report the current "price of oil" (which was West Texas based) and then give the historical peak (was North Sea based and West Texas never hit that price) in the same sentence. It was really something to see. And pretty much no one even noticed the chicanery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (zc3Db)

88 Barry said that he is good at killing people via drones. It's as if it never happened.

Posted by: Lying Eyes at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (hrMUT)

89 Under a Republican president...


George Stephanopoulis " President Cruz, You've been in office a whole week now, dont you think you should stop blaming these problems on the previous administration ?"





Posted by: McCool at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (nCSwS)

90 Interesting thing about the Tobin article from the dump, compare the first and last paragraphs:


A New Year's Day event at a square in front of Cologne's main train station where people gathered to watch fireworks over the Rhine turned into a nightmare. Firecrackers were tossed into the crowd and as the throng fled, gangs of several hundred young men acting in what police said was a "coordinated" manner, assaulted what may have been as many one hundred people. Many women, who were circled and isolated as the gangs broke into separate groups, were sexually assaulted and/or robbed.

...

so, too, should we be wary of emulating Europe's open gate policy toward Middle Eastern immigrants that aren't being educated about how to live in the West.


Is Tobin saying that the problem is one of *education*?

As if setting off firecracker in crowds, groping and robbing women is acceptable, normal behavior in other parts of the world, but we just happen to have different cultural norms.

So it was a perfectly understandable mistake on the part of the Muzzies, and we just need to educate them.

Not, these people are thugs, criminals and they should be kicked out of the country.

Posted by: Asmodeus Merkel at January 06, 2016 11:04 AM (75UO5)

91 81 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:02 AM (6QfRC)


er trust and why verify?

//The best possible reason for Ogabe's indifference/incometence

because frankly I think he is running interference for Iran/NorKo to be a nuclear power by 2017

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:04 AM (g8Hfr)

92 Obama is absolved from responsibility

Partisanship * soft bigotry of low expectations = Epic Fail.

Posted by: DaveA/i] at January 06, 2016 11:05 AM (DL2i+)

93 So it won't be. The American public could be "panicked" by the news, so they must be gently insulated it from it, with yards and yards of padding for Obama and silly-string of whatever domestic drama Obama's Storytellers have cooked up for us today.

Everybody gets a trophy, safe spaces, and footie pajamas.

Posted by: Wyatt at January 06, 2016 11:05 AM (Agn5J)

94 I've said it before and I'll keep saying it...go after the media. Call them out. Put them in their place. Refuse to let them control the narrative.
Trump does this well and the polls reflect that. Cruz could do better too...he's certainly smarter than they are.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 06, 2016 11:07 AM (r65B3)

95 Future Press Secretary :

Levin - Sure that'd be great, but he'd be wasted there (SC or AG for him).

Coulter - Nah.

West - Again, wasted there. Could find better things for the Lt. Col.

Nugent - Only if he gets to be armed.

Rush - Only if he gets to stick the Golden EIB mic on the podium and if Mr. Snerdley gets to screen the idiot questioners (except on Friday where anyone can ask whatever)

Solution... Greg Gutfeld. Smart enough. Funny and sarcastic and quick minded enough to handle MFM questioning, but not be an offputting little shitweasel like Carney or Earnest. And they can reuse the stepstools that Perino used to use to boost him high enough to see over the podium.

Posted by: suggestions for Pres Cruz or Trump at January 06, 2016 11:07 AM (H9MG5)

96 As if setting off firecracker in crowds, groping and robbing women is acceptable, normal behavior in other parts of the world, but we just happen to have different cultural norms.


In general, if you wouldn't permit it to happen with guests in your living room, it shouldn't happen in the streets.

But for all I know they do throw firecrackers into crowds in the ME, although it does spook their goat dates somewhat.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (LUgeY)

97 BHO has the media in his pocket. But we've known that since 2008. Not news.

Posted by: gp at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (+Jpqc)

98 60: "Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls."

My vote would be for Uncle Ted.

Not actually involved in policy, but giving the bastiches the tongue lashing and ridicule they deserve. Whilst giving no fucks.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (4nmNX)

99 It was just a big underground balloon that went pop/boom.

How does one write Hindenburg in Korean?

Posted by: Roy at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (VndSC)

100 Is it going off-topic if Ace opened with it before he went o/t?

Cicero: I call bullshit on a North Korean "H bomb".

You and the War News Updates editor:
http://bit.ly/1OMPXKW

I am sceptical [sic] that this was a Hydrogen bomb test. I was told a long time ago that only a few people in the world (about 300) understood the physics and engineering required to assemble a Hydrogen bomb. This is in contrast to assembling an atomic bomb, where there are literally thousands who understand what is necessary to put together such a device .... but are limited by not having the nuclear material to put it together. Does North Korea have the expert(s) to build a Hydrogen bomb .... I doubt it .... and I will not be surprised if in the next few days nuclear experts will be assessing this test in the low kiloton-age range, while also saying that this was not a Hydrogen bomb test.

Posted by: mindful webworker - manure to you at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (NA4vJ)

101 Y'all have nothing to fear. Rest assured that Professor Snot Bubble with come up with an Executive Order that will give away the family farm to Kim Jong-un so there won't be any further need to hold the world hostage until the next president takes office.

Posted by: Fritz at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (UzPAd)

102 "A fusion device is extraordinarily complex, in a completely different league than a fission weapon."

Weaponeers in the USA and USSR both independently came up with hybrid sorta-thermonuclear weapons in the early years, by incorporating fusion fuel in clever ways in a fission warhead.

You learn stuff from testing such devices that is useful later on when trying to implement actual radiation implosion principles. It's a stop on the road to a true hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (noWW6)

103 68 Say, where's Moo to tell us that the market's just fine?
Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 10:57 AM (l2max)

Rolling around naked in piles of cash and severed baby limbs from the abortion clinic.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 06, 2016 11:09 AM (kpqmD)

104 Qui? Moi?

Posted by: kathleen piggy nooner-porker at January 06, 2016 11:10 AM (DLIIY)

105 It was really something to see. And pretty much no one even noticed the chicanery.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 06, 2016 11:03 AM (zc3Db)

Guilty as charged. You could have said something sooner.

But yeah, in ways little and large, some shading here, some ignoring there. The unasked questions, the absolute lack of follow-up questions to obvious bullshit, the list goes on.

Where's that dude who always says MFM delenda est?
Or is he burning and scattering salt now?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 11:10 AM (kKHcp)

106 "So it was a perfectly understandable mistake on the part of the Muzzies, and we just need to educate them. "


Once again, we've failed them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 11:10 AM (LA7Cm)

107 Weaponeers in the USA and USSR both independently came up with hybrid sorta-thermonuclear weapons in the early years, by incorporating fusion fuel in clever ways in a fission warhead.

And didn't they both do this in the 1950s?

Knowledge is fungible.

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:10 AM (326rv)

108 North Korea's claimed detonation of a hydrogen bomb

You better put that back before Daddy in Beijing sees you took it.

Posted by: DaveA/i] at January 06, 2016 11:10 AM (DL2i+)

109 BHO has the media in his pocket. But we've known that since 2008. Not news.

Posted by: gp at January 06, 2016 11:08 AM (+Jpqc)


More like "in his shorts". He locked a reporter up in a broom closet and the MSM thanked him for it. Barky has taken questions at his "press conferences" from a pre-assigned list and no one's ever said anything. At one press donference he called on the reporter for the next question ... and then looked around the room and asked if the guy was there!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 06, 2016 11:11 AM (zc3Db)

110 Future Press Secretary :



Palin.


Mic drop.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:11 AM (REkPr)

111 You are Kim Jong Un. You routinely murder opponents and their families, including women and children. You routinely ignore the suffering and starvation of your whole nation.

And you just detonated an H-Bomb. Ulam-Teller design, nice and small. Put it on a missile, put it in a bomb, put it on a torpedo... heck, put it in an artillery shell and see if the Western Devils can shoot THAT down.

The same day you announce this, the President of the United States is on TV.

Does he mention your great achievement?

No.

Instead, he weeps openly... because his political opponents "don't understand, and won't give him what he wants."

Tell me, if you are Kim Jong Un... how does this make you feel?

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 06, 2016 11:11 AM (zurJC)

112 "But for all I know they do throw firecrackers into crowds in the ME, although it does spook their goat dates somewhat."



Firecrackers as well as bigger go-booms in crowds in the M.E.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 11:12 AM (LA7Cm)

113 It's hard to report stuff with Obama's ball sack in your mouth.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 06, 2016 11:12 AM (OZmbA)

114 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:02 AM (6QfRC)

You are Ms Radish, no?
Many here would be interested in your take on happenings in Germany now. Yesterday there seemed to be demand for a "Radish Report". As in a daily thing.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 11:12 AM (kKHcp)

115 68 Say, where's Moo to tell us that the market's just fine?

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I was wondering that myself.

Posted by: SH at January 06, 2016 11:13 AM (gmeXX)

116 Anderson Cooper told me he enjoys a bit of Obama smegma to top off his cocktails.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 06, 2016 11:13 AM (OZmbA)

117
63 Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls."


Anne Coulter would rock that job.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (RU5ki


---------------------


Sarah Palin

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 11:13 AM (Fmupd)

118 >>>Tell me, if you are Kim Jong Un... how does this make you feel?

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 06, 2016 11:11 AM (zurJC)<<<

Ronery.


Posted by: Lil, Lil Kim at January 06, 2016 11:14 AM (H9MG5)

119 Hey! We correctly predicted the fall of the USSR!
Sort of.

Posted by: the CIA at January 06, 2016 11:14 AM (DLIIY)

120 110: "Future Press Secretary : Palin.
Mic drop."

I would disagree. She would end up making everything about her.

She started out good, but then she let the "fame" go to her head.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:15 AM (4nmNX)

121 Did anything ever come of that one little press kerfuffle about the only pictures Barry allowing being from the official White House photographer?

That's still SOP, yes?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:15 AM (l2max)

122 Trying to navigate an open gate with an open umbrella has moved to the world stage.

Posted by: Dang at January 06, 2016 11:15 AM (2oWD2)

123
Say, where's Moo to tell us that the market's just fine?
Posted by: Chupacabra



Jumped out the window. Currently passing the 12th floor. 11th. 10th.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 06, 2016 11:15 AM (kdS6q)

124 I'll just go ahead and say something racist here.

I'm not going to bet against the intelligence of Asians.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 11:15 AM (LzzEz)

125 Implying that the O'Barky administration may have been so far behind the
ball intelligencewise as to have failed to deploy those radiological
survey platforms.

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Look, Obozo, this is a big cocking deal. If the Norks have the bomb, they may use it on golf courses. Just try to get out of that molten sand trap!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 11:16 AM (Nwg0u)

126 Oh, then so far so good Laurie?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:16 AM (l2max)

127 And didn't they both do this in the 1950s?
Knowledge is fungible.

But those were America's and the Soviets' finest German scientists working on those!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2016 11:16 AM (DLIIY)

128 10
Has there been a single story on the death count in Iraq/Afghanistan since TFG has been in office?


We have no idea what you mean.

Posted by: Code Taupe, formerly Code Pink at January 06, 2016 11:16 AM (YXmuI)

129 Considering the huge protein deficit in North Korea, I wouldn't expect their brain development to be particularly enviable.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:17 AM (l2max)

130 Trying to navigate an open gate with an open umbrella has moved to the world stage.

Posted by: Dang at January 06, 2016 11:15 AM (2oWD2)


A classic. Barky and the Gordian Gate Riddle:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef013486a73dbf970c-popup

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 06, 2016 11:17 AM (zc3Db)

131 >> He'll make Jimmy Carter look like a sage and a diplomat.
>> Posted by: Kensington at January 06, 2016 10:51 AM

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 06, 2016 11:17 AM (nSW/N)

132 It's a grim milestone of zero body-count stories.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2016 11:17 AM (DLIIY)

133 You folks are thinking too celebrity minded with PressSec positions. Fuck those people.


Gimme Lt.Col. Ralph Peters.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:18 AM (gW5Vg)

134 Future Press Secretary : Palin....

I would disagree. ...

OMG! QUICK! Before this goes any further...

Ginger or Mary Anne?

Posted by: mindful webworker - dodge that bullet! at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (NA4vJ)

135 I'd prefer Ralph Wiggum to most anyone floating around Washington.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (l2max)

136 D-Lamp, a man before his time?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (cKwwS)

137 We have no idea what you mean.

Posted by: Code Taupe, formerly Code Pink at January 06, 2016 11:16 AM (YXmuI)



*cunt punt*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (gW5Vg)

138 "Considering the huge protein deficit in North Korea, I wouldn't expect their brain development to be particularly enviable."

Dear leader doesn't seem to be wanting for food. I'd imagine you'd keep the people you actually need well fed.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (bYGAR)

139 The thing to keep in mind about the Norks and their weapons development is that they aren't working in a vacuum. There's a lot of collaboration between them and TFG's Iranian soul mates. IIRC, the Pakis are also helping out.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (GUBah)

140 Nothing gets past the MFM.

No. Thing. Especially if it casts TFP in a less than heavenly light.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 11:20 AM (LUgeY)

141 OMG! QUICK! Before this goes any further...

Ginger or Mary Anne?

Posted by: mindful webworker - dodge that bullet! at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (NA4vJ)



Crossbows or GTFO

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:20 AM (gW5Vg)

142 136 D-Lamp, a man before his time?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (cKwwS)


You misspelled dumbass.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:20 AM (gW5Vg)

143 To be clear, I don't necessarily think that NK actually has what they claim to have, I just don't think it's completely out of the question.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 11:21 AM (bYGAR)

144 134: "Ginger or Mary Anne?"

Both.

On the coffee table.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:21 AM (4nmNX)

145 You are Kim Jong Un. You routinely murder opponents and their families, including women and children. You routinely ignore the suffering and starvation of your whole nation.

And you just detonated an H-Bomb. Ulam-Teller design, nice and small. Put it on a missile, put it in a bomb, put it on a torpedo... heck, put it in an artillery shell and see if the Western Devils can shoot THAT down.

here's another scenario: what if they did detonate an H-bomb, and it wasn't theirs?

If you were China or Russia, and you wanted to fuck with JEF, what better way to do that by having N Korea set off an H-bomb and have one dear leader run his mouth so as to piss off the other dear leader? As he is standing on piles of children to bloviate about edicts that have nothing to do with the cause of death. Iran and China are aiding Iran. Russia and CHina screwed with JEF over Syria. Russia called JEFs bluff in the Ukraine. China is building fake islands and sparking an arms race in SE Asia.

Iraq experiencing crisis and near total failure after JEF pulled out.

Afghanistan is failing while we're still there.

The Ukraine is alone.

KSA doesn't trust us anymore.

Libya is a total failure.

We're now putting out spurious guesstimates on Assad.

We have no idea who or what we're backing in Syria.

Rape auctions occur without let or hindrance.

And JEF is preening for cameras with fake tears.

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:22 AM (326rv)

146 Don't forget the drone attacks that Obama PERSONALLY approves. With a Republican, the media would be passing that off as the President as a Mafia Godfather.

US MSM: Pravda by choice.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 06, 2016 11:22 AM (9JJgN)

147 136: "D-Lamp, a man before his time?"

Whatever happened to him? I was out for a while and when I get back, he's gone.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (4nmNX)

148 If there was an H-bomb detonated, it would have registered on seismic monitors in South Korea and Japan. Obama has access to that data.

If he wanted to disprove North Korea's claim that they set off an H-bomb, his NSA types would be publishing the seismic data.

The absence of such data makes me think the NORKs did it.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (YqcVw)

149 SHOOT THE ANTENNA!

SHOOT THE ANTENNA!

The press is enemy number one in the USA.

Posted by: Chococheese at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (OvUux)

150 Doesn't anyone think it is kind of weird that the President of the United States is crying like a little bitch in public?

Posted by: Vince at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (ThgIr)

151 Whatever happened to him? I was out for a while and when I get back, he's gone.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (4nmNX)



Endorsed actual physical violence against media. Ignored Cobs warning to knock it off. Banned.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (gW5Vg)

152 Obama has already been advised of the Nork danger...

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 11:24 AM (fbovC)

153 GHWB was pretty prone to tears, too.

Of course, not saying he was a pillar of Presidential stature.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:24 AM (l2max)

154 There's a lot of collaboration between them and TFG's Iranian soul mates. IIRC, the Pakis are also helping out.

I may have missed something in the news but I have never heard that the Pakistanis have a fusion bomb. And from what I gather the Iranians are working on a fission weapon, not a fusion one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 11:25 AM (RU5ki)

155 401K in a screaming nose dive. Little Korean kid playing with firecrackers. Somebody's doing the raping in Germany. Hump day.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM (FkBIv)

This beats anything FNC or my local news is doing. Give it to me hard and straight. Well, just straight.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at January 06, 2016 11:25 AM (PvCxa)

156 From WZ, State Department Calls On North Korea To Abide By Its International Obligations

-
Or we'll send Carol King over.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 11:26 AM (Nwg0u)

157 Doesn't anyone think it is kind of weird that the President of the United States is crying like a little bitch in public?


No. Why do you ask?

*hic*

Posted by: John Boehner at January 06, 2016 11:26 AM (RU5ki)

158 148 If there was an H-bomb detonated, it would have registered on seismic monitors in South Korea and Japan. Obama has access to that data.

If he wanted to disprove North Korea's claim that they set off an H-bomb, his NSA types would be publishing the seismic data.

The absence of such data makes me think the NORKs did it.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (YqcVw)


-------------------


Who controls all the intelligence agencies that would have this knowledge?

Yup. You guessed it.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 11:26 AM (Fmupd)

159 "Doesn't anyone think it is kind of weird that the President of the United States is crying like a little bitch in public? "


Weird? Yes. But not a complete and total surprise from the Eunuch-in-Chief.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (LA7Cm)

160 "Ginger or Mary Anne?"
Both.
On the coffee table.
Posted by: Azenogoth


With a candle stick in the library.

Posted by: Colonel Mustard at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (FkBIv)

161 142 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:20 AM (gW5Vg)


right because what the media deserves for its misdeeds is a tongue lashing and some nice hot cacao before it goes to bed.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (g8Hfr)

162 I would like to announce that the White House Press Secretary in my administration will be R. Lee Ermey.

Who will, upon being introduced to the White House press corps, promptly berate them at 130 decibels as being "unorganized grabastic pieces of amphibian shit".

The journalistas will be in a lot better shape, though.

"YOU! FAT BOY! PT TIME! DROP AND GIVE ME FIFTY! NOW!!!"

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (noWW6)

163 I can't wait to see Lurch get rolled by Fat Boy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (RU5ki)

164 Doesn't anyone think it is kind of weird that the President of the United States is crying like a little bitch in public?

No, it's just like him. He's a petulant, self-centered egomaniac with the emotional maturity of a three-year-old.

Frankly, I'm surprised he hasn't done it before now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (LUgeY)

165 Palin as Press Sec would be the ultimate trolling of the 4th estate.

Alas, the StupidParty will be fortunate to have that problem.

Being a pessimist, I see grandma cankles in there to complete the trifecta and hasten the end of the republic, what's left of it

Posted by: Harbinger of Doom at January 06, 2016 11:27 AM (lLSWX)

166 OT-


Here's a bleg for Ace or the Cobs:


Cutting cable and moving to video streaming-

seems to have become a big thing over the last year.

Howsabout a thread perhaps later in the evening or maybe weekend-

dedicated to the best devices, channels, ways to get programing, etc.


I'm sure Moron Sourcing this topic would prove useful to all.


I just recently got a Roku after reading all I could cuz I plan to test drive the possibility of cutting cable yet still seeing what I wish.

and hopefully, save money!


I'm sure i'm not the only one.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 06, 2016 11:28 AM (0cMkb)

167 136 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2016 11:19 AM (cKwwS)

D-lamp made the mistake of advocating loudly paying evil unto evil.

I advocate treating the operational left with the civility they themselves show the body politic.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:28 AM (g8Hfr)

168 A president showing emotion, including tears, isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Crying on demand during a press conference, only to turn them off again, is a photo op and a disgrace.

Better to be thought of as callous or stoic than as ..ah nevermind. This JEF is being praised for letting his "emotions" show.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 11:28 AM (kKHcp)

169 >>>You folks are thinking too celebrity minded with PressSec positions. Fuck those people.





Gimme Lt.Col. Ralph Peters.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:18 AM (gW5Vg)<<<

A non celeb... fine. Guess that leads us back to AtC. (and they'd still get to reuse Perino's step stool)

Wait. Wait. What am I saying? She's the star of her very own podcast, so maybe she is too much of a celebrity.

Posted by: big fan of the AtC Show at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (H9MG5)

170 "Ginger or Mary Anne?"
Both.
On the coffee table.
Posted by: Azenogoth

With a candle stick in the library.


Is that what we are calling it now? "The Library"?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (REkPr)

171 148- I guess we need to check the British, German or Israeli media for the truth. We sure won't get it from ours.

I wish I could put a sarc tag on that, but alas. 'Tis the truth.

Posted by: Moki at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (7q2ch)

172 Yesterday there seemed to be demand for a "Radish Report". As in a daily thing.

What sort of things does everyone want to know?

It's mostly boring where I am in "small town" Bavaria. My integration course is all Romanians and the wives of men who work at Texas Instruments and got transferred here (and they all read and write more languages than I do, but that's another gripe). Our friends are boring because they all have a kid and half of them are preparing to make a second kid.

We took the train to Munich yesterday and it was mostly boring (I did notice only the white people got checked for valid tickets--there was an SE Asian woman who looked annoyed she wasn't asked after she fished out her wallet to present the ticket). There were security guys on the trains and in the Bahnhof, armed with batons and Tasers (that aren't going to stop an explosion). Train and station sucked, but in my experience train stations always suck (my fear of escalators keeps me looking down at my feet).

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (6QfRC)

173 Soona, the seismic data came in around a 4.8. The damn thing was around 6 kilotons. It was not a fusion bomb.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (659DL)

174 >>>Who controls all the intelligence agencies that would have this knowledge?



Yup. You guessed it.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 11:26 AM (Fmupd)<<<

Frank Stallone.

Posted by: Norm MacDonald at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (H9MG5)

175 Seems not only Cologne but also Stuttgart and Hamburg had a raping headchopper problem on New Year's Eve.

Bell of a coincidence!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (Nwg0u)

176 Palin as Press Sec would be the ultimate trolling of the 4th estate.

--

My dream gift for next Christmas

Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (cbfNE)

177 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 11:25 AM (RU5ki)


I don't know for sure on that front, I'm just extrapolating. The Pakis have had fission for what, twenty years? The natural progression would be to work toward fusion.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (GUBah)

178 This JEF is being praised for letting his "emotions" show.
--

NOTHING King O does will EVER be criticized. EVER. Even his failures are successes according to the media.

It's like living in Communist Russia/ China.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (9JJgN)

179 152 Obama has already been advised of the Nork danger...

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.
Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 11:24 AM (fbovC)


Fredo: No biggy. The U.S. can absorb a few casualties.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (Fmupd)

180 "I may have missed something in the news but I have never heard that the Pakistanis have a fusion bomb."

The chatter is to the effect that they tried one in their last test series, but it was a fizzle yield. No actual fusion burn.

The Pakis have done a fair bit of testing. This is generally reckoned to be progressive refinement of their fission system: reliability enhancement, and miniaturization to fit on different delivery platforms.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (noWW6)

181 I don't have the physics knowledge to speculate as to whether this was a small H-bomb or a regular A-bomb or, as someone on the teevee suggested, some sort of hybrid.

I am a little concerned that the Norks demonstrated something demonstrably 'splodey to the point that all the earthquake guys picked it up and all of our betters are saying "pish, it wasn't an H-bomb it was merely an A-bomb, do not trouble your knitted brows".

Also the Norks have been testing submarine launched ballistic missiles.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (1xUj/)

182 148 If there was an H-bomb detonated, it would have registered on seismic monitors in South Korea and Japan. Obama has access to that data.

If he wanted to disprove North Korea's claim that they set off an H-bomb, his NSA types would be publishing the seismic data.

The absence of such data makes me think the NORKs did it.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 06, 2016 11:23 AM (YqcVw)


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Who controls all the intelligence agencies that would have this knowledge?

Yup. You guessed it.
Posted by: Soona

I third this.

It's an easy victory amidst a mire of failure. N Korea does (whatever), and the Smartest Man On The Planet does a riff and gets all sciency.

They probably detonated something, and something big. Remember, no one in the West (or Japan or S. Korea) wants to contemplate them having ANYTHING.

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (326rv)

183 In unrelated news, got dome unexpectedly good customer service from our cell phone company.
*shocked*

Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (cbfNE)

184 "Afghanistan is failing while we're still there. "

Did you see the story about the special ops trapped under fire?

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (bYGAR)

185 166: "I just recently got a Roku after reading all I could cuz I plan to test drive the possibility of cutting cable yet still seeing what I wish."

Between Netflix and Hulu, I get more tv than I can watch. All for about sixteen bucks.

I'm really pleased that Netflix picked up production of Longmire.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (4nmNX)

186 Yesterday there seemed to be demand for a "Radish Report". As in a daily thing.

What sort of things does everyone want to know?



Muzz happenings on the ground that won't get reported by international news.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (REkPr)

187 I read about that North Korea test yesterday. The article said there was the equivalent of a 5.1 earthquake yesterday and that was what they measured when North Korea conducted their previous test.

If it was a hydrogen bomb, shouldn't it have been 6.1 or higher? I would expect something at least 10X their previous fission device if this really was a fusion device.

Of course, I would not be surprised to learn that North Korea detonated a fission device and just told Kim Jung Idiot it was hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: JB1000 at January 06, 2016 11:32 AM (16OL0)

188 osted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 06, 2016 10:46 AM

A Tale of Two Surges: Bush followed the military's advice (after ignoring it on the invasion) and thanks to Petreaus we won a measure of peace in Iraq (since given up when we abandoned the place). Obama split the baby between the peaceniks and the military and just wasted a bunch of American lives for no purpose.

This is so easy to explain to the American people and yet the media never did. Probably because, like me, they didn't really think the surge was going to work. Almost everybody was pessimistic on Iraq at the time and Bush, by great skill or luck (he was pretty much out of options at that point), turned out to be right and the media was way, way wrong. Which is why it has to be hidden from the people.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at January 06, 2016 11:32 AM (PvCxa)

189 Fell the Bern says he would beat the Trumpster by 15 or 20 points. And he'll start shifting rolls of Kruggerrands.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 11:33 AM (Nwg0u)

190 170: "Is that what we are calling it now? "The Library"?"

I could see them as "book ends".

So sure. Library it is.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:33 AM (4nmNX)

191 A president showing emotion, including tears, isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Crying on demand during a press conference, only to turn them off again, is a photo op and a disgrace.

Better to be thought of as callous or stoic than as ..ah nevermind. This JEF is being praised for letting his "emotions" show.


A real man knows the difference between right and wrong, lives according to that knowledge, and is in control of himself.

This definition does not apply to TFP. He is not a man.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 11:33 AM (LUgeY)

192 173 Soona, the seismic data came in around a 4.8. The damn thing was around 6 kilotons. It was not a fusion bomb.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (659DL)


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And you've personally seen this data?

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 11:33 AM (Fmupd)

193 The DNC probably already have the businesses set up to profit from the rebuilding of the nuked cities....

Posted by: Judas Washington at January 06, 2016 11:33 AM (eOpVe)

194 Kim Jong Un? He's a good guy, great guy. His feasts are yuuuge. He's pretty short, but he's got a big heart. He's running his country and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country. Sure, he's allegedly responsible for killing some people, but the United States has blood on its hands, too.

Posted by: Donald Trump at January 06, 2016 11:34 AM (VAsIq)

195 I can make a hell of an H-bomb with some jalapenos, refried beans and a chicken burrito.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 11:34 AM (LXJ1e)

196 Also the Norks have been testing submarine launched ballistic missiles.

Again, let's take a step back.

They want an SLBM. The best they have done so far is a) launch something from a stationary underwater platform and b) test an air compression ejection system at dockside because when they tried it at sea, it almost sank the sub.

I'm about a billion percent more concerned about Iran and a trillion percent more concerned about Pakistan.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:34 AM (659DL)

197 185 I want to do this but what can hubby use when he wants to watch a sports game?

Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 11:34 AM (cbfNE)

198 We need to consult with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye to find out if it really was an H bomb.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 06, 2016 11:35 AM (FkBIv)

199 Between Netflix and Hulu, I get more tv than I can watch. All for about sixteen bucks.

I'm really pleased that Netflix picked up production of Longmire.


Netflix, Hulu, AND Amazon Prime.
And ditto on Longmire.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:35 AM (REkPr)

200 I guess we need to check the British, German or Israeli media for the truth. We sure won't get it from ours.
I wish I could put a sarc tag on that, but alas. 'Tis the truth.
Posted by: Moki at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (7q2ch)

Moki! Saw the other day that you were (are?) a Conoff?

Posted by: Mainah at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (659DL)

201 Between Netflix and Hulu, I get more tv than I can watch. All for about sixteen bucks. 


Something interesting I noticed recently after deciding to pay the few dollars more per month for commercial free Hulu. They restrict output to one tv only. No simultaneous logins in different rooms, like I used to have.

Maybe they've also done this with commercial filled output, too. Anyone know?

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (fbovC)

202 Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (6QfRC)

Thanks. I think many thought you were in or near one of the big cities and could give a man on the street version of invasion-er, immigration wave. Especially regarding NYE in cologne. The non-publicized reaction of the everyday Gunter.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (kKHcp)

203 Anybody else remember how *sick* O looked after his first intelligence briefing as "President Elect"? Foe one second he had to acknowledge Bush hadn't been making up how bad the problems were (not that it changed his plan of action at all).

Now think of how much worse it's gotten in the last eight years, and that there will be *no* helpful media for an R president. I still say I wouldn't blame a nominee for eating a bullet after he finds out what the *actual* (or as close as they can guess after nearly a decade of fudging the numbers) state of the union is.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (GDulk)

204 I remember the H-bomb set off after Hillary made her campaign stop.

By contrast, this Nork explosion is not so bad.

Posted by: janitor at Chipotle at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (H9MG5)

205 And you've personally seen this data?

I've seen what the South Koreans, Chinese and USGS have reported as the strength (4.8 to a 5.1). It's all over the web. It's in line with their previous tests. A fusion bomb would be much bigger.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (659DL)

206 Muzz happenings on the ground that won't get reported by international news.

I'm not in a very good position to see them--partly by circumstance, partly by design. My reading is getting better, so if I see anything in the local media I can post, but they seem to be very like the international media in refusing to report anything that might get a bomb thrown through their window.

The former-barracks-turned-migrant[sic]-shelter has put up a big "WARNING: FACILITY PROTECTED BY PRIVATE SECURITY" sign, that was kind of interesting, but I don't go by there very often and when I do I never see anyone outside.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:37 AM (6QfRC)

207 I'm really pleased that Netflix picked up production of Longmire.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (4nmNX)


This.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 06, 2016 11:37 AM (/rMpO)

208 "It's an easy victory amidst a mire of failure. N Korea does (whatever),
and the Smartest Man On The Planet does a riff and gets all sciency."

Listen, if we're going to invoke Science on the subject of the Nork nuke, we're going to have to hear from a genuinely reputable scientific authority, like Assistant Planetarium Gift Shop Manager Neil DeGassebag Tysonchickentenders.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:37 AM (noWW6)

209 203 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (GDulk)

It would be a unique opportunity for the President elect to be completely honest in a 3 hour briefing to the American people....


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM (g8Hfr)

210 197: "I want to do this but what can hubby use when he wants to watch a sports game?"

I'm not sure on sports, but we can get all the local channels in HD using a Winegard Flatwave antenna. Bought it on Amazon for about 60 bucks.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM (4nmNX)

211 That H-bomb coincidentally occurred exactly at the same time Kim Ding Dong aced his 10th consecutive hole-in-one on the front nine.

Posted by: Roy at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM (VndSC)

212 178 This JEF is being praised for letting his "emotions" show.
--

NOTHING King O does will EVER be criticized. EVER. Even his failures are successes according to the media.

It's like living in Communist Russia/ China.
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 06, 2016 11:30 AM (9JJgN)

Over the years I've attended a variety of meetings with non-professional, or inexperienced, speakers. A sure route to applause is to cry or get choked up. And I'm not sure why.

I understand encouraging someone who is finding it difficult to speak--but the tears don't add to the value of what the speaker is actually saying and, oddly, I care more about the message than the tears.
Does that make me a jerk?

Posted by: Northernlurker at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM (hJrjt)

213 And he'll start shifting rolls of Krugerrands.
That's not as easy as it sounds.

Posted by: lucille bluth at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM (DLIIY)

214 How about Dick Cheney as press secretary?
That would be a blast.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:39 AM (0VZ9i)

215 And he'll start shifting rolls of Krugerrands.
That's not as easy as it sounds.



Especially when you originally read it as "shitting".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:40 AM (REkPr)

216 205: "A fusion bomb would be much bigger."

Aren't fusion bombs scalable?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:40 AM (4nmNX)

217 I'll tell you one thing--Hillary's not invited to my next wedding.

Posted by: Donald Trump at January 06, 2016 11:40 AM (VAsIq)

218 How about Dick Cheney as press secretary?

FYNQ
FYNQ
FYNQ

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:40 AM (659DL)

219 214 How about Dick Cheney as press secretary?
That would be a blast.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:39 AM (0VZ9i)



Now that would be both fun and funny as all hell.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:40 AM (gW5Vg)

220 A seismologist said that in terms of what their equipment picked up, it was the same waveform as had been observed for the previous Nork underground test, but at 10x the amplitude.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:40 AM (noWW6)

221 Especially when you originally read it as "shitting".
That is how I read it too.

Posted by: lucille bluth at January 06, 2016 11:41 AM (DLIIY)

222 I don't believe the Norks detonated an H bomb.It was probably just a regular atom bomb that he dropped on some general who made the mistake of laughing when Kim lil-dong farted at a meeting.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:42 AM (0VZ9i)

223 Press Secretary? That fake sign language guy.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 06, 2016 11:42 AM (VAsIq)

224 186 Yesterday there seemed to be demand for a "Radish Report". As in a daily thing.

What sort of things does everyone want to know?



Muzz happenings on the ground that won't get reported by international news.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:31 AM (REkPr)


Gates of Vienna is the go-to place for that.

Posted by: rickl at January 06, 2016 11:43 AM (zoehZ)

225 We took the train to Munich yesterday and it was
mostly boring (I did notice only the white people got checked for valid
tickets--there was an SE Asian woman who looked annoyed she wasn't asked
after she fished out her wallet to present the ticket). There were
security guys on the trains and in the Bahnhof, armed with batons and
Tasers (that aren't going to stop an explosion). Train and station
sucked, but in my experience train stations always suck (my fear of
escalators keeps me looking down at my feet).



Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (6QfRC)

Haven't been there in 10 years......I use to wander around Munich looking for bullet holes in the few old buildings from WW2..didn't find very many.
Bought a glass of milk at the Bahnhof, turned out to be buttermilk...eeekkk

Posted by: Colin at January 06, 2016 11:43 AM (T3Tpd)

226 223 Press Secretary? That fake sign language guy.




Close it up! We have a winner!!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:43 AM (REkPr)

227 A seismologist said that in terms of what their equipment picked up, it was the same waveform as had been observed for the previous Nork underground test, but at 10x the amplitude.



Posted by: torquewrench

Pfft. Wake me when they turn it up to ELEVEN.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 06, 2016 11:43 AM (VAsIq)

228 Aren't fusion bombs scalable?

We have dial-to-yield weapons. The true tell that this is a fission weapon is that it would itself need to be bigger to serve as the primary. The Norks are not there yet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:43 AM (659DL)

229 222: "It was probably just a regular atom bomb that he dropped on some general who made the mistake of laughing when Kim lil-dong farted at a meeting."

That's another baffling thing. Once a ruler becomes so unhinged that even the inner circle is in constant fear, why doesn't some general or flunkie off his fat ass?

It's not like he could protect himself.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (4nmNX)

230 I say The Donald should select Coach Belichick as his Press Secretary.

Posted by: Trump's good friend Tom Brady at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (H9MG5)

231 223: "Press Secretary? That fake sign language guy."

I nominate this for thread winner.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (4nmNX)

232 A buddy of mine really likes his Sling TV. 20 bucks a month and he gets ESPN and a bunch of other channels.

Posted by: Mainah at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (659DL)

233 Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM (g8Hfr)

And actually fulfill his duty to the electorate?! Surly you jest (and I'll call you Shirley if I want to, since you're to far away to smack me )

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (GDulk)

234 From last night...

I doubt DPRK exploded a real H-Bomb. More likely a 'boosted' weapon with tritium added to increase the yield of a fission bomb.


Someone on Twitter who Instapundit just quoted.
https://twitter.com/Cirincione/status/684584251568877568

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2016 11:45 AM (DLIIY)

235 210 197: "I want to do this but what can hubby use when he wants to watch a sports game?"

If you buy a Roku device, you can sign up for a channel called Sling TV. $19.99 a month will get you a number of cable channels, including ESPN and ESPN2. I signed up so I could watch the FBS bowl games.

Other than that, a low-tech antenna connected to your TV will pull in the local stations.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 06, 2016 11:45 AM (/rMpO)

236 How about Ret.Lt.Gen. Russel Honore?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 11:45 AM (gW5Vg)

237 229 Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (4nmNX)

The Kim family has a power bloc behind it...

Roly-poly can't protect himself... the steroid enhanced well-fed lt colonel behind him can.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:45 AM (g8Hfr)

238 Too bad Joan Rivers ain't around. She would have been perfect as press secretary for her buddy President Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:46 AM (0VZ9i)

239 "I still say I wouldn't blame a nominee for eating a bullet after he
finds out what the *actual* (or as close as they can guess after nearly a
decade of fudging the numbers) state of the union is."

One of my standing theses is that by the time Obama leaves, none of the actual metrics by which the federal government operates will still be fit for purpose. They have all been so cynically gamed and extensively massaged that they no longer comport with reality.

This began long before Obama, of course. Corruptocrats gonna corrupt. But during the Obama years the process of simply making up the numbers out of thin air has accelerated all the way to Ludicrous Speed.

John Crudele has picked up some more pieces of the puzzle, and, no surprise, they have to do with chicanery at Census.

http://nypost.com/2015/12/28/census-vet-weighs-in/

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:46 AM (noWW6)

240 Thanks. I think many thought you were in or near one of the big cities
and could give a man on the street version of invasion-er, immigration
wave. Especially regarding NYE in cologne. The non-publicized reaction
of the everyday Gunter.


We're very near Munich, we just don't go there often. I've got a BIL who loves the hell out of the migrants and a SIL who makes fun of Slovakia for only wanting to take the Christians...I don't know how representative they are, but I hate talking about this shit over dinner so I try not to talk about it.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:47 AM (6QfRC)

241 I'm not sure on sports, but we can get all the local channels in HD using a Winegard Flatwave antenna. Bought it on Amazon for about 60 bucks.Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:38 AM


I went with traditional style antenna shoved in crawlspace on upper floor for about 40 bucks, Amazon. When you look at saving as much as 1000 bucks a year from dropping cable, antenna is small potatoes.

An inexpensive PVR with fast hard drive is pretty necessary to stop, pause, and replay action if sports is important. That could be another 100 to 200 bucks.

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 11:47 AM (fbovC)

242 >> Too bad Joan Rivers ain't around. She would have been perfect as press secretary for her buddy President Trump.

How about Dennis Miller?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 06, 2016 11:47 AM (NOIQH)

243 It's mostly boring where I am in "small town" Bavaria.

Heather, I read a series of Elizabeth peters books where the girl lived in Munich and was always talking about Bavaria in general. Made me want to go.

Posted by: Lea at January 06, 2016 11:47 AM (lIU4e)

244 What's former Toronto mayor Rob Ford up to now a days?

Posted by: searching for a Press Secretary at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (H9MG5)

245 233 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at January 06, 2016 11:44 AM (GDulk)

"In fairness" (hat tip to poppin' fresh) what the hell could Ogabe do?

He is not a President so much as he is a hanstrung god to his electorate.

"Er uh turns out uh er ah uh uh Islam is a threat"

"er uh sorry Goreons but um uh uh POL capacity is still the surest measure of conventional war making power"

Nah Giggles is as much captured by his admires as they are captivated by him....

I am still barely GOP because I know with team Derp at least the M$M revels in reporting failure...so one can plan.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (g8Hfr)

246
216 205: "A fusion bomb would be much bigger."

Aren't fusion bombs scalable?



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Yes they are. It's why I'm saying that, as far as I'm concerned, the jury is still out on this claim. I'm not going to underestimate them.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (Fmupd)

247 I say The Donald should select Coach Belichick as his Press Secretary.


Posted by: Trump's good friend Tom Brady

Awesome.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (VAsIq)

248 If I had an H bomb,,
Daidle deedle daidle
Daidle daidle deedle daidle dumb

All day long I'd bomby bomby bomb
Bomby bomby bomby bomby bomb

- Kim Jong Un, What Is He Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (Nwg0u)

249 Getting a Roku and cutting cable was a very good decision for our family.

I ended up stopping channel surfing just to see what's on. Lot's of extra time.

Biggest negative, none of the channels allow episode lockouts for children after watching it once. I catch my kids watching the same episodes repeatedly. They ought to have a setting to keep an episode from being rewatched before a set amount of time.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (LXJ1e)

250 229, I never understood that either. I mean, no one can possibly like the guy, and if someone drew their service revolver and fired one into Kim's head, it would be like that scene in the Wizard of Oz where the wicked witch melts and her guards start hailing Dorothy and sing "Kim Dong, the witch is dead!"

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:49 AM (0VZ9i)

251 What's former Toronto mayor Rob Ford up to now a days?

Four or five pipes a day.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:49 AM (659DL)

252 The real 600 lbs gorilla in the room?

North Korea and Iran have a long documented history on cooperation in the nuclear arena.

My scenario is that Iran is paying the Norks in Weaponized fuel, to do the engineering and testing for Iran...

so Iran, like Israel, can appear to remain non nuclear.

While the NORKs want to appear nuclear, to look bigger than they are on the international stage.

So 'if' the Norks did pop an H Bomb... I would not be surprised if Iran now also has a tested design.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 11:49 AM (f7rv6)

253 I understand encouraging someone who is finding it difficult to speak--but the tears don't add to the value of what the speaker is actually saying and, oddly, I care more about the message than the tears.
Does that make me a jerk?
________

We should probably describe it as the 'Oprah Effect' for future sociological investigations.

'Clapping seals' for anyone in tears describing how she would 'do anything for her children' for example.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 06, 2016 11:49 AM (MIKMs)

254 250 Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:49 AM (0VZ9i)

One would think and eventually if Kim doesn't feed his guard dog henchmen YES....

read up on Stalin and his Executioners...


Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (g8Hfr)

255 I tend to believe anything the person that wishes to kill me says, until I can positively prove that it isn't a lie.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (l2max)

256 Heh. Black Op Arms guy is getting free advertising on CNN.

They're interviewing him on why he gave teh Trump a custom AR-15.

He's explaining by helpfully showing all the branding points and trim on the AR he's holding up to the camera for the whole interview.

Shrewd

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (1xUj/)

257 "What's former Toronto mayor Rob Ford up to now a days? "

Cancer.

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (GZ6Pf)

258 "Roly-poly can't protect himself... the steroid enhanced well-fed lt colonel behind him can."

Speaking of steroids and such, one of the top honchos at the DoD fessed up the other day that the militaries of Russia and China are pouring research funds into "enhanced" human soldiers, and that the USA is not doing a damn thing in this field.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (noWW6)

259 read up on Stalin and his Executioners...

Beria supposedly told the other members of the Politburo: "I have saved us all."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:51 AM (659DL)

260 Having a good chuckle about Coach Belichik as a press sec. The 'death glares' from the podium would be epic.

Posted by: IC at January 06, 2016 11:51 AM (a0IVu)

261 What's former Toronto mayor Rob Ford up to now a days?


Posted by: searching for a Press Secretary

*looks up from line of cocaine on a hooker's ass*

Posted by: Rob Ford at January 06, 2016 11:51 AM (VAsIq)

262 I ended up stopping channel surfing just to see what's on. Lot's of extra time.

We have Prime and Netflix, but my husband still turns on the cable box and spends half an hour trawling around looking for things to watch. Even if there's a movie I might like I hate starting to watch 25 minutes into it, and if there's not I hate watching whatever is the least boring thing.

I'm reading a lot.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:51 AM (6QfRC)

263 If it was a hydrogen bomb, shouldn't it have been 6.1 or higher? I would expect something at least 10X their previous fission device if this really was a fusion device.

Of course, I would not be surprised to learn that North Korea detonated a fission device and just told Kim Jung Idiot it was hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: JB1000 at January 06, 2016 11:32 AM (16OL0)


They may have deliberately kept the fusion yield small just to encourage the sort of doubt we are seeing here. They would be able to tell themselves if the fusion booster worked, by having precise knowledge of the expected yield of the fission primer alone vs the yield of the boosted device. And likely they could analyze the prompt radiation from the bomb, and see if it had the hallmarks of a fusion burn.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2016 11:51 AM (cKwwS)

264 .. the steroid enhanced well-fed lt colonel behind him can."

Shoot HIM first then....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 06, 2016 11:51 AM (0VZ9i)

265 "So 'if' the Norks did pop an H Bomb... I would not be surprised if Iran now also has a tested design."

Super duper awesome. Hey, when do we get that prepping thread?

Posted by: Lauren at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (GZ6Pf)

266 My guess is if Trump does make it to the WH, he will air a lot of the dirty laundry.
Or maybe it's my hope.

Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (cbfNE)

267 You only need one Steve Rogers.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (l2max)

268 258 Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (noWW6)

Nope...which makes "Captain America" an exercise in irony....

less than 27% of the class of 2015 was CAPABLE of being accepted into the Green machine...

wife works at a MEPS station....

a LOT of people DQ'd because of ADD drugs and fitness/weight concerns

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (g8Hfr)

269 I'm not sure on sports, but we can get all the local channels in HD
using a Winegard Flatwave antenna. Bought it on Amazon for about 60
bucks.Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 06, 2016 11:38
AM

I have a small Winegard...I did have to add a small powered booster to get consistent good reception. I get about 18 channels.

Posted by: Colin at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (T3Tpd)

270 Having a good chuckle about Coach Belichik as a press sec. The 'death glares' from the podium would be epic.

My pick for Asst. Press Secretary: Nick Saban.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 11:53 AM (LUgeY)

271 The real 600 lbs gorilla in the room?

North Korea and Iran have a long documented history on cooperation in the nuclear arena.

My scenario is that Iran is paying the Norks in Weaponized fuel, to do the engineering and testing for Iran...

so Iran, like Israel, can appear to remain non nuclear.

While the NORKs want to appear nuclear, to look bigger than they are on the international stage.

So 'if' the Norks did pop an H Bomb... I would not be surprised if Iran now also has a tested design.
Posted by: BB Wolf

isn't Pakistan also helping N Korea?

And isn't Pakistan allied with KSA? How screwed up is this?

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:53 AM (326rv)

272 They may have deliberately kept the fusion yield small just to encourage the sort of doubt we are seeing here.

Am I the only that thinks that if the Norks had the ability to unambiguously detonate at 5 megaton bomb that they would do so? Subtlety is not their thing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:53 AM (659DL)

273 If it's Trump we'll get Press Secretary Vince the Sham-Wow Guy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2016 11:54 AM (1xUj/)

274  the militaries of Russia and China are pouring research funds into "enhanced" human soldiers, and that the USA is not doing a damn thing in this field.Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM


Oh contraire. Our transsexual fighting force will be state-of-the-art in enhancements.

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (fbovC)

275 258 "Roly-poly can't protect himself... the steroid enhanced well-fed lt colonel behind him can."

Speaking of steroids and such, one of the top honchos at the DoD fessed up the other day that the militaries of Russia and China are pouring research funds into "enhanced" human soldiers, and that the USA is not doing a damn thing in this field.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (noWW6)

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That's not true, we are leading the field on transgendering.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (LXJ1e)

276 Ford is a city councillor and fighting cancer. Still hated by the left for keeping his tax promises and keeping the city running properly. So, fuck you.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (DLIIY)

277 We have dial-to-yield weapons. The true tell that this is a fission weapon is that it would itself need to be bigger to serve as the primary. The Norks are not there yet.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:43 AM (659DL)


That's a great observation... and brings up a question?

H Bombs have no theoretic Maximum yield, but since you need an A Bomb to set one off, what is the Minimum yield?

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (f7rv6)

278 Am I the only that thinks that if the Norks had the ability to unambiguously detonate at 5 megaton bomb that they would do so? Subtlety is not their thing.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 06, 2016 11:53 AM (659DL)

True. After all, they did send a man to the SUN! lol

Posted by: Mainah at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (659DL)

279 My Mrs. will watch a heavily edited TV show, that started a half hour ago, rather than watch the same thing from the beginning on Netflix with no commercials. When I ask why, she says "it's not the same".

That makes no sense to me, either, but I also spend a lot of time in my man-cave nowadays.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (l2max)

280 How about Dennis Miller?
Posted by: Lizzy


Ah yes, Dennis Miller. The guy who said Mike Murphy is one of the smartest men in politics.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (FkBIv)

281 True. After all, they did send a man to the SUN! lol
Posted by: Mainah


It was OK. They did it at night.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 06, 2016 11:56 AM (FkBIv)

282 See you later, gators.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 06, 2016 11:56 AM (DLIIY)

283 I think if we get Trump or Cruz as the next POTUS, they will surround themselves with smart people. I'm surer of this with Trump - you don't get to be so successful in business consorting with idiots. Cruz is a smart guy so I'm sure he will make good choices.

Posted by: IC at January 06, 2016 11:57 AM (a0IVu)

284 m I the only that thinks that if the Norks had the ability to unambiguously detonate at 5 megaton bomb that they would do so? Subtlety is not their thing.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

No, you are not.

I return to my theory and the variation on the theme that someone else noted.

What if they DON'T have the ability, but they were handed something and told to test it?

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:57 AM (326rv)

285 Speaking of steroids and such, one of the top honchos at the DoD fessed up the other day that the militaries of Russia and China are pouring research funds into "enhanced" human soldiers, and that the USA is not doing a damn thing in this field.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (noWW6)

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That's not true, we are leading the field on transgendering.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (LXJ1e)


Yes! Our enemies want to create Genetically Better soldiers...

We put women into our front line units...

This is sooooo going to turn out well...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 11:57 AM (f7rv6)

286 The Kim family has a power bloc behind it...

Roly-poly can't protect himself... the steroid enhanced well-fed lt colonel behind him can.


But when lil kim is so unhinged that the Colonel's head can be on the chopping block.......

Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:57 AM (REkPr)

287 "in whose eyes he can do nothing wrong."

Nothing. That's not an exaggeration. Just like a Leftist cannot EVER admit he is wrong, so too can Obama do NOTHING wrong.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 06, 2016 11:58 AM (s/yC1)

288 what's the carbon footprint of a detonated fission bomb?

I'm concerned.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at January 06, 2016 11:59 AM (7RXcs)

289 286 Posted by: rickb223 at January 06, 2016 11:57 AM (REkPr)

The trick is you take care of "Colonel Korea" and get (on Stalin average) about 10 years of service out of the guy....

then you kill him and rotate in his aide....

there's academies for this stuff or something.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 11:59 AM (g8Hfr)

290 What's former Toronto mayor Rob Ford up to now a days?

Posted by: searching for a Press Secretary at January 06, 2016 11:48 AM (H9MG5)


Fighting for his life against the demon cancer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2016 11:59 AM (cKwwS)

291 Here's what Trump could do: vaporize Pyongyang with a massive, say 50 megaton hydrogen bomb, and claim it was a Nork test gone haywire, pretext for more bombing.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 06, 2016 12:00 PM (nuYpj)

292 291 Posted by: model_1066 at January 06, 2016 12:00 PM (nuYpj)

and THAT is the America I love...

"you want an H bomb Kim? Welcome to the club"

*fwoom*

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 12:01 PM (g8Hfr)

293 266 My guess is if Trump does make it to the WH, he will air a lot of the dirty laundry.
Or maybe it's my hope.
Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (cbfNE)



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The last six months of this regime will be a giant shredding and burning party by the WH and every agency in DC.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 12:01 PM (Fmupd)

294 I almost forgot
Today on my blog, Paul.Friday (Long running fool) reviews a book by Moron writer Vince Milan.

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 12:01 PM (cbfNE)

295 It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you
Nobody knows where my mojo has gone
But Hill'ry left the same time
Why was Tingles holding her hand
When he's supposed to be mine
It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to
Cry if I want to, cry if I want to
You would cry too if it happened to you.

- Obozo

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 06, 2016 12:02 PM (Nwg0u)

296 what's the carbon footprint of a detonated fission bomb?

I'm so old I remember the fear of nuclear winter.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 12:03 PM (6QfRC)

297 273 If it's Trump we'll get Press Secretary Vince the Sham-Wow Guy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2016 11:54 AM (1xUj/)



Isn't he in jail?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 12:03 PM (gW5Vg)

298 I'm sure it's already been said, but not by me - so "Merry Christmas!" to all my Orthodox friends. Also my Orthodox enemies.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 06, 2016 12:04 PM (dFi94)

299 I'll go back to writing. If North Korea and Iran blow up the world, I'll die happy doing something fun and in total ignorance.

3,600 words yesterday. 33,250 words written.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 06, 2016 12:04 PM (kMyr1)

300 what's the carbon footprint of a detonated fission bomb?

I'm so old I remember the fear of nuclear winter.

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From the The Day After to the Day After Tomorrow.

Some day the left will put out a movie called the The Day After Next Week.

Posted by: SH at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (gmeXX)

301 Isn't he in jail?

Could be. He's still less of a felon than anyone else in TFP's regime.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (LUgeY)

302

The last six months of this regime will be a giant shredding and burning party by the WH and every agency in DC.
Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 12:01 PM (Fmupd)

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There is so much corruption and filth in that city, it would take a dedicated team of thousands to clean it out.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (LXJ1e)

303 Thanks, Ace, I was trying to remember the phrase "Grim Milestone" a few days ago.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (S0bOl)

304 >>>If it's Trump we'll get Press Secretary Vince the Sham-Wow Guy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 06, 2016 11:54 AM (1xUj/)





Isn't he in jail?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 12:03 PM (gW5Vg)<<<





Well, at least we know if Vince got asked a stupid question that he wouldn't be afraid to smack a bitch.

Posted by: obviously denouncing myself for that sentiment at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (H9MG5)

305 It is, of course, much worse than Emerie says. Not just the systematic distortion that has replaced "journalism". But the acceptance of this surreal situation by the country/electorate/consumers. And the de facto acquiescence in it all by the GOP and other institutions.

And let's not forget the hysteria and idiocy over Iraq by the people themselves, so easily led around by the crude, North Korean style distortions of the propaganda machine. One sees the jaw-droppingly stupid, baseless memes and myths that passed for thinking by the hysterical majority repeated right here at the HQ on a frequent basis.

The whole country, culture, and system is "dumbed down" in critical ways, and this includes most "conservatives" as well. "Unserious country" is accurate and does not apply just to the astonishingly ignorant, un-American, race-obssessed, economically illiterate, unworldly, europeanized electoral majority and Beltway institutions.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (QDnY+)

306 I return to my theory and the variation on the theme that someone else noted.

What if they DON'T have the ability, but they were handed something and told to test it?

Posted by: AoSHQ Welcoming Committe at January 06, 2016 11:57 AM (326rv)



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This could very well be also. As I said, I'm not ruling anything out.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 12:06 PM (Fmupd)

307 From the man-on-the-Sun people:

"World Leaders Renew International Lie-To-People Pact."

Posted by: eleven at January 06, 2016 12:07 PM (qUNWi)

308 If you have ever watched YouTube newscasts from North Korea, the lady always sounds like she is having an organism. Probably knows the news has to sound exciting or else....

Posted by: Colin at January 06, 2016 12:07 PM (T3Tpd)

309 There is so much corruption and filth in that city, it would take a dedicated team of thousands to clean it out.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (LXJ1e)
I'd be willing to cleanse it by diverting the Potomac River, for 1 billion drachmas.

Posted by: Heracles at January 06, 2016 12:07 PM (FohCt)

310 Posted by: rhomboid at January 06, 2016 12:05 PM (QDnY+)

Good stuff.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 06, 2016 12:07 PM (s/yC1)

311 If it's Trump I'm hoping for Ivana to be Press Secretary. Or maybe a Miss America contestant or Model.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 06, 2016 12:08 PM (XtAzU)

312 The whole country, culture, and system is "dumbed down" in critical ways, and this includes most "conservatives" as well. "Unserious country" is accurate and does not apply just to the astonishingly ignorant, un-American, race-obssessed, economically illiterate, unworldly, europeanized electoral majority and Beltway institutions.

Please expand on how I've been dumbed down.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 12:08 PM (LUgeY)

313 Oh Votermom, some literary related art

https://www.etsy.com/listing/49014770/alice-and-dinah-print?ref=related-3

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 06, 2016 12:09 PM (kMyr1)

314 312 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 12:08 PM (LUgeY)

I'll translate- you are not in the Silver Dime cult...you suck

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 12:09 PM (g8Hfr)

315 Moki! Saw the other day that you were (are?) a Conoff?
Posted by: Mainah at January 06, 2016 11:36 AM (659DL)

Hey Mainah-if you are still around, I was Admin cone, but did more consular and political work than is usual for an Admin type. Am now a dependent spouse. I hate that term. Are you in the biz? My hearty condolences with the current state of affairs!!

Posted by: Moki at January 06, 2016 12:09 PM (7q2ch)

316 My choice for press sec would be Marcel Marceau. If he were still alive.

Posted by: dantesed at January 06, 2016 12:09 PM (88xKn)

317 Soooo.... NORKs have the H Bomb...

Iran getting nukes and thumbing their nose at us...

And our Missile Defense Budget? $415 MILLION dollars.

Andddd they cut the funding to make more Aegis class cruisers Anti Ballistic Missile Capable...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 12:10 PM (f7rv6)

318 I live at the epicenter of the erstwhile "anti-war" protest movement in Hollywood. Their regular marches during the Bush administration assembled on my street. Those marches and every other kind of activity ended the day Obama became president. More soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan under Obama than Bush, but not a peep -- nothing.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 06, 2016 12:10 PM (s/yC1)

319 Unsolicited podcast review...

Spurred on by a comment in a previous thread, I've been listening to a podcast produced by BCochran and ATC.

Overall - Not bad.

BCochran has a good voice for radio/podcast along with a calm, informed style. He seems organized and properly takes subjects from start to finish so that listeners have a logical reference even if they're not familiar with the subject.

ATC is a bit more problematic. Suffering from the same affliction as Sarah Palin, what starts as a pleasant voice quickly escalates into a rushed, two octave higher screed that sometimes peaks the meter.

This escalation also follows with content. As BCochran tries to put a linear thought into play, ATC sometimes needs to interject bits and pieces in a scattershot pattern that only tends to confuse the listener.

There is an entertaining back and forth dynamic between the two, and if you have time, it's worth a listen.

Posted by: jwest at January 06, 2016 12:10 PM (Zs4uk)

320 Please expand on how I've been dumbed down.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 12:08 PM (LUgeY)


You personally? no...

US as a whole??? The school system.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 12:11 PM (f7rv6)

321 US and USSR did underground nuclear testing to reduce fallout from spreading sparkly radioactive joy around the world.

North Korea does underground tests to avoid being easily detected.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 06, 2016 12:11 PM (kMyr1)

322 That because they don't care about our dead soldiers, rrpjr.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 12:12 PM (l2max)

323 The last six months of this regime will be a giant shredding and burning party by the WH and every agency in DC.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 12:01 PM (Fmupd)


If a GOP candidate, whoever it is, wins in November, I hope the first thing he says the next morning is: "from now until Inauguration Day, my team and myself will regard any use whatsoever of paper shredders, and any erasure of data storage devices, in any Federal Government department or agency, to be evidence of guilt of crimes yet to be determined. We encourage any and all loyal employees in these departments to document and report any such attempts at evidence destruction to our transition team."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 06, 2016 12:12 PM (cKwwS)

324 jwest=raptor food

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 12:12 PM (kKHcp)

325 The last six months of this regime will be a giant shredding and burning party

Night of the Long secure_erase

Posted by: DaveA/i] at January 06, 2016 12:13 PM (DL2i+)

326 Nood.

Posted by: HH at January 06, 2016 12:14 PM (DrCtv)

327 And, is Rhomboid clearly one of our betters, or is it all in his head?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 12:14 PM (kKHcp)

328 "I'm so old I remember the fear of nuclear winter."

If the American military ejects Saddam Hussein's forces from Kuwait, Saddam will burn the Kuwaiti oil fields, and there will be a "mini nuclear winter" in the northern hemisphere, with massive crop failures and economic disruption. It's Science, bitches!

Posted by: Carl Sagan, circa 1991 at January 06, 2016 12:14 PM (noWW6)

329 322 That because they don't care about our dead soldiers, rrpjr.


Posted by: Chupacabra at January 06, 2016 12:12 PM (l2max)


Note, only 27% of Military Age Men in the US would meet the minimum standards set to get in...

This is the Pentagon's own finding...

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 12:15 PM (f7rv6)

330 "The axis of evil" was a very real and consequential thing - so of course was mocked ignorantly by the media and the vapid Beltway set. True even though it was an assymmetric "axis" (NK-Iran was active and critical, Iraq's role was de facto or potential).

NK "offshored" some of its ballistic missile activity to Iran after it's clumsy provocative missile testing had generated so much flak in the far east. There were/are other areas of cooperation. It's more of an "axis" than Germany and Japan ever were, in practice, in WWII.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 06, 2016 12:15 PM (QDnY+)

331 US as a whole??? The school system.

Posted by: BB Wolf at January 06, 2016 12:11 PM (f7rv6)
=========================================

I got out before it crashed and burned, with the exception of my 9th grade geometry teacher, and it wasn't so much her personally, as it was that I was placed in an experimental classroom run by the University of Illinois.

My other encounter with dumbness in school was my college freshman French teacher. He was just plain stupid and it really had nothing to do with anything other than his personal dumbness.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at January 06, 2016 12:15 PM (dFi94)

332 North Korea does underground tests to avoid being easily detected.
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 06, 2016 12:11 PM (kMyr1)


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Either that or it's their way of digging an underground parking lot.

Posted by: Soona at January 06, 2016 12:15 PM (Fmupd)

333 US as a whole??? The school system.

Add in the MFM and I'd agree.

There's no question in my mind that what has happened to us was planned and executed by our enemies.

Sometimes I like to amuse myself by wondering where we'd be socially, politically and scientifically if we'd had actual Americans in charge of those two institutions over the past 50 years instead of the Dim/Prog/Com Bureau of Misinformation.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 06, 2016 12:16 PM (LUgeY)

334 Nor is President Obama ever asked whether he still thinks his effort to oust Assad that has left Syria in shambles, tens of thousands dead, and created millions of refugees was a good idea. Never a mention of the Anarcho-Islamist region formerly known as Libya either

Posted by: Beef at January 06, 2016 12:16 PM (s/14O)

335 I'll translate- you are not in the Silver Dime cult...you suck

Whoa sven, rhomboid is from your hiatus.

Posted by: DaveA/i] at January 06, 2016 12:17 PM (DL2i+)

336 If it's Trump I'm hoping for Ivana to be Press Secretary. Or maybe a Miss America contestant or Model.Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 06, 2016 12:08


So you're saying the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature? I must confess you have an astonishingly good idea there.









Posted by: Ambassador de Sadesky at January 06, 2016 12:18 PM (fbovC)

337 53 Just wonder who a Trump or Cruz presidency could have as Press Secretary who would have a set of huge balls.

Posted by: free range jihadist at January 06, 2016 10:53 AM (fbovC)
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Specifically just to drive them nuts. Coulter?

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:18 PM (MbrzC)

338 335 Posted by: DaveA/i] at January 06, 2016 12:17 PM (DL2i+)

Rhomboid and I have interacted before....

I did not say they are full blown Luap Nor...BUT I have hard that iambic pentameter from that avenue.

Posted by: Sven S Blade a.k.a. El Assassin@sven10077 at January 06, 2016 12:19 PM (g8Hfr)

339 This is the stupidest link I'll share today or your money back.
https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/684786555404197888

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 12:20 PM (6QfRC)

340 The USA gave its solemn word in teh 2008 SOFA signed by Bush to remove its combat troops
The Iraqis did not want us occupying their country anylonger

Ace if YOU want go ahead and go over anf try and help them, let us know how welcome you feel

Posted by: bubba at January 06, 2016 12:21 PM (bxoVs)

341 Posted by: Ambassador de Sadesky at January 06, 2016 12:18 PM (fbovC)

Nice sock you got there, Mr. Murdoch.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 06, 2016 12:21 PM (kKHcp)

342 Hey Mainah-if you are still around, I was Admin cone, but did more consular and political work than is usual for an Admin type. Am now a dependent spouse. I hate that term. Are you in the biz? My hearty condolences with the current state of affairs!!
Posted by: Moki at January 06, 2016 12:09 PM (7q2ch)

Cool, so you're an EFM now? Makes getting back in a lot easier if you decide to down the road. I am in the biz (LE side of the house).

Posted by: Mainah at January 06, 2016 12:23 PM (659DL)

343 Anne Coulter would rock that job.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 06, 2016 10:56 AM (RU5ki)
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...and unlike most of the other suggestions she'd probably accept\take it too.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:24 PM (MbrzC)

344 What sort of things does everyone want to know?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at January 06, 2016 11:29 AM (6QfRC)

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You could ask other germans what they think about what's happening. Refugees, raping, where they will be settled, will they get jobs, etc.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 06, 2016 12:24 PM (iQIUe)

345 Posted by: rrpjr at January 06, 2016 12:10 PM (s/yC1)

What's sad is that Obama opened a new war front in Libya.............and still no lefty protests. It was at that point that I knew it was all a pose. Smarter folk probably figured it out years ago.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at January 06, 2016 12:24 PM (PvCxa)

346 BB Wolf:

A Crockett round used a W54 warhead, which were dialed down to 250 tons yield for the AIM-26 Falcon air to air missile.

The W54s in the front line Crocketts could be set from 10 to 20 kts.

Posted by: Kristophr at January 06, 2016 12:27 PM (jLXo8)

347 I'm sure Captain Beard and team stupid will be all over this nork development.

All. Over. It.

Posted by: Kreplach at January 06, 2016 12:28 PM (ErIJD)

348 What's sad is that Obama opened a new war front
in Libya.............and still no lefty protests. It was at that point
that I knew it was all a pose. Smarter folk probably figured it out
years ago.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at January 06, 2016 12:24 PM (PvCxa)

Don't be too hard on yourself. It takes time and experience to muster the appropriate level of cynicism regarding leftists and their actions.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 06, 2016 12:29 PM (oKE6c)

349 Speaking of steroids and such, one of the top honchos at the DoD fessed up the other day that the militaries of Russia and China are pouring research funds into "enhanced" human soldiers, and that the USA is not doing a damn thing in this field.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 06, 2016 11:50 AM (noWW6)
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Sure we are, it's just a totally different direction, females in front line combat.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:35 PM (MbrzC)

350 This would have required a major investment of resources and a knowledge base that seems way beyond Nork capacity.

The Chinese certainly have the capability. Have they passed any of that along to their vassal state, North Korea?

On a different note, it bothers me that the media have been fairly circumspect about what the experts believe the Nork test yield is with respect to the measured Richter value. If this wasn't a problem, I'd expect more detail.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 06, 2016 12:37 PM (PMGbu)

351 266 My guess is if Trump does make it to the WH, he will air a lot of the dirty laundry.
Or maybe it's my hope.

Posted by: @votermom at January 06, 2016 11:52 AM (cbfNE)
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Only when and if needed, leverage.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:37 PM (MbrzC)

352
That's not true, we are leading the field on transgendering.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at January 06, 2016 11:55 AM (LXJ1e)
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Darn I should have used that, good point though.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:38 PM (MbrzC)

353 The W54s in the front line Crocketts could be set from 10 to 20 kts.

The smallest dial-a-yield in nuclear weapons, period. But not a fusion device, only fission.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 06, 2016 12:39 PM (PMGbu)

354 Wildly OT: Am I the only one who's getting annoyed by websites (such as the Washington Examiner's) that pack stuff in on both sides of the article, and also have windows floating over or below the text? Enough already!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 06, 2016 12:39 PM (oKE6c)

355 342-nope, completely dependent. Three cancers kinda sucked the energy out of me. And I don't think I could go back now. Although if Trump wins, it could be really interesting...

Posted by: Moki at January 06, 2016 12:40 PM (7q2ch)

356 >>The Chinese certainly have the capability. Have they passed any of that along to their vassal state, North Korea?


I doubt it. The Chinese would probably worry about being drawn in to whatever crazy crap the Norks might do with a nuke.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 06, 2016 12:41 PM (oKE6c)

357 291 Here's what Trump could do: vaporize Pyongyang with a massive, say 50 megaton hydrogen bomb, and claim it was a Nork test gone haywire, pretext for more bombing.

Posted by: model_1066 at January 06, 2016 12:00 PM (nuYpj)
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He'd have to do the "more bombing" part just to cover up the signatures of the first which the chi-coms and Russians would surely be able to peg to us, assuming of course we used our own material and not that of someone else.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:42 PM (MbrzC)

358 Wildly OT: Am I the only one who's getting annoyed by websites (such as
the Washington Examiner's) that pack stuff in on both sides of the
article, and also have windows floating over or below the text? Enough
already!


That's bad enough. But what really frosts my ass are the numerous highlighted "related" links inserted all along the actual article. That crap completely disrupts my reading flow...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 06, 2016 12:45 PM (PMGbu)

359
Isn't he in jail?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 06, 2016 12:03 PM (gW5Vg)
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No, he was just arrested on battery changes (hitting prostitute who bit him and would not let go) in 2009, formal charges however were never pursued. He's married with child now and still does pitching.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:46 PM (MbrzC)

360 all caught up, must mean everyone moved on to next thread.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 12:50 PM (MbrzC)

361 358 Wildly OT: Am I the only one who's getting annoyed by websites (such as
the Washington Examiner's) that pack stuff in on both sides of the
article, and also have windows floating over or below the text? Enough
already!
That's bad enough. But what really frosts my ass are the numerous highlighted "related" links inserted all along the actual article. That crap completely disrupts my reading flow...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 06, 2016 12:45 PM (PMGbu)



Yep. The absolute worst are windows that pop up unexpectedly when you mouse over something. People who put those in should be castrated with rusty garden shears.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 06, 2016 12:51 PM (oKE6c)

362 Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at January 06, 2016 12:45 PM (PMGbu)
Get no-script... about 1/2 the shit will not show up. The other half that still does though... yes is annoying as fuck.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 01:24 PM (MbrzC)

363 BackwardsBoy @ 40:
"Why didn't you ask the previous president that question?" would be my standard refrain. I'd also have a buxom blonde staffer at the ready with a device and a big screen just packed full of video references to back it up.

Here! You can hire my daughter; she's the buxom blonde in this video:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spike-heels-by-theresa-rebeck-in-nyc/x/13026995#/

Posted by: werewife at January 06, 2016 02:45 PM (gqJGk)

364 #134 Sarah Palin or Clara Osborn?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 06, 2016 03:10 PM (Kucy5)

365 364 - Easy, Clara Osborn

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 06, 2016 03:22 PM (MbrzC)

366 And yet, in such serious times, instead a serious campaign about addressing the problems in a sober and effective manner, our party seems poised to nominate a carnival act.

SMOD is looking better all the time.

Posted by: Adjoran at January 06, 2016 03:49 PM (QIQ6j)

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