The Morning Report 4/9/18

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Good morning kids. Another week begins and the top story this Monday is the President's tough talk against Russia and Iran in the wake of Baashir Assad's use of chemical weapons against rebels in Syria's ongoing bloody civil war. On the one hand, I think the President is absolutely correct in condemning Assad and by extension the Russians and Iranians who are his puppet masters. On a strategic level, Syria's strategic position and the fact that Iran seeks to turn it into another Lebanon (Stalingrad on the Med) to use as a base with which to attack Israel and the Gulf States, plus Erdogan using it as a pretext to wipe out the Kurds, makes it a situation that demands some level of attention on our part.

On the other side of the coin, the rebels fighting against Assad are essentially ISIS and Al Qaeda (or what's left of them). Do we really want to get into bed with them? Honestly, this entire thing is an abject catastrophe, and mostly of Obama's and Hillary's making. And with the eager participation of everyone's hero John McCain. To quote Daniel Greenfield:

Obama empowered ISIS and Iran next door to Syria. Then he empowered Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda militias in Syria. And then he finally empowered Iran, Assad and Russia in Syria.

If he had set out to cause as much death and devastation as possible in Syria, he couldn't have done any more damage without dropping nuclear bombs or his campaign propaganda on its major cities.

Every major terror player in Syria was empowered by Obama's terrible decisions.

There is/was ample evidence to more than just suggest that Chris Stevens wittingly or unwittingly was Obama's man in Libya who was running guns to these "rebels" in Syria when their spiritual (if not actual) allies in country attacked them on the anniversary of 9/11 in 2012. While I am extremely concerned about the potential that Syria has to become a flashpoint for a nasty regional conflict, I am equally concerned about expanding our presence there. The fact that McCain's Renfield, Lindsay Grahamaphrodite wants us involved is what we call in the business a "tell." And McCain has come out of his coma long enough to, get this, lay some of the blame on the President for the gas attack. I hope the new national security team of Bolton, Pompeo and Haspel have the answers here. And remember; Putin helped Trump rig the election because he wanted a US president in office that would decrease the value of Russian oil by expanded drilling and send in the American military to pound his client and his own forces in Syria. Yup. Collusion all over the place.

Moving along, as a wave of knife attacks has been sweeping across London, the city's mayor Saddiq Khan has got the answer: knife control! I know we have problems but England is seriously screwed.

The President has announced the end of Obama's disastrous "catch and release" program with illegal aliens, despite the fact that he approved its funding in that spending bill a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, Sooper-Secret Sleeper AG Lemmon 714 has announced a zero tolerance policy for first-time border jumpers.

And speaking of muh collussonzz, Mark Meadows is saying that impeaching Rod Rosenpenis is a possibility. It should be a very high probability; talk is cheap, Mr. Meadows.

Domestically, there is quite a bit that the President and his administration have accomplished to cheer about. Among them, he's cut 21,000 Federal government jobs while enacting polices that have added tens of thousands more in the actual economy, despite the talk of a trade war with the Chi-Coms and the concomitant market dump, he's doing the right thing in confronting them about their decades-long economic warfare against us (as well as military stance), and Scott Pruitt at the EPA is helping to gut the Marxist, anti-growth, anti-freedom policies coming out of there. Hence the reason he has been targeted for termination by the Democrat-Left as well as sadly (if not predictably) the cuck-servatives and RINO flunkies.

From hither and yon, Facebook has de-platformed Trump supporters Diamond and Silk for being "dangerous to the community." For speaking the truth, no doubt. And Chapstick-aquiddick Kennedy, is flapping his jism-lip about the need to regulate Facebook. He's actually planning for the government's backdoor seizure of the internet. Much as I hate socialist media, I do not want government regulating them. Better that Google and Amazon be broken up since it is they who have a virtual monopolistic lock on things.

The fire at Trump Tower that killed a man and injured others brought out the very best from the Left. David Crosby, the man with 5 livers (and counting) really is an abject lout. What he Tweeted will no doubt be his fate when he assumes room temperature. Something that hits close to home for me, a Marxist group is evidently trying to infiltrate Jewish summer camps so that their cadres can spew anti-Israel propaganda at the campers. It shouldn't really surprise me that this would be happening but having fond memories of being a camper, counselor and director at Jewish summer camps, this just disgusts and saddens me deeply.

And lastly, we note with sadness the passing of the talented comedian and voice actor Chuck McCann at the age of 83. RIP.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

FOREIGN POLICY, INTERNATIONAL

  • PDT Threatens Russia, Iran Will Pay "Big Price" for Assad's Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons
  • Greenfield: Three Ways Obama Caused the Syrian Disaster
  • Tightening the Screws
  • Iran vs. America: Today's State of Play
  • NorKs Tell US that Whoa, Fat! Will Discuss Denuclearization
  • No Joke: Levin Explains Why the US Must Confront China Now
  • Palestinians' Refusal to Talk Peace Stems from Their Determination to Believe Myths

    IMMIGRATION, AMNESTY
  • PDT Orders End to "Catch and Release" One Month After Signing Omnibus That Expanded the Program

    MUELLER INVESTIGATION, DOSSIER, COLLUSION, DEEP STATE
  • Impeachment for Rosensteinpenis? Mark Meadows Says It's Possible

    SECOND AMENDMENT
  • After 100 Years of Gun Control, London Adding Knife Control
  • Gun Sales, Concealed-Carry Instruction Boom with Increased Media Coverage of Mass Shootings

    POLITICS, 2018 MIDTERMS
  • Paul Ryan-Linked SuperPac Sets Up Shop in Washington District Held by GOP for Decades
  • Will Threat of Impeachment Motivate Republican/Trump Voters?
  • Nancy Palsi: "Wealthiest 1% Continue to Hoard the Benefits of the US Economy," Or Something

    DOMESTIC POLICY
  • Democrats Mobilize to Offset SCOTUS' Expected Ruling Against Unions
  • Kudlow Says PDT "Doing Exactly the Right Thing" with Chinese Tariffs
  • Fears About a Chinese "Trade War" Are Late and Dumb
  • Springing Forward: Bad News for "The Resistance" on a Variety of Fronts
  • One Mo' Time! South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Begin Secession Debate
  • Jiz-Lipped Kennedy Spawn Exploiting Facebook Scandal as Backdoor Government Internet Grab
  • Congress Set to Battle over Work Requirement for Food Stamps
  • More Please! 21,000 Federal Government Jobs Cut Under PDT

    RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE, ETC.
  • Dems and EPA Insiders Freaking Out Because of PDT's Refusal to Nix Pruitt
  • Scott Pruitt Should Thank G-d for Nancy Palsi

    CULTURE WARS, HITHER and YON
  • Ghouls: Celebs, Leftist Cheer Trump Tower Fire that Left One Dead, Several Injured
  • Facebook De-Platforms Diamond and Silk Because They're "Unsafe to the Community"
  • Ohio Teens Given Suspended Sentence for Dropping Sandbag off Overpass that Killed a Man
  • Why Does the Left Get a Pass on Anti-Semitism?
  • Joo-Hate Group Plans to Infiltrate Jewish Summer Camps to Turn Campers Against Israel
  • Prolific Comedian and Voice Actor Chuck McCann Passes Away at 83, RIP

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 07:34 AM




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    1 Good Monday

    Posted by: French Jeton at April 09, 2018 07:27 AM (Fjvqd)

    2 First?

    Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 09, 2018 07:27 AM (Vzqe+)

    3 Nope

    Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 09, 2018 07:28 AM (Vzqe+)

    4 th

    Posted by: Rosasharn at April 09, 2018 07:28 AM (gC288)

    5 RIP Chuck.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 07:28 AM (oVJmc)

    6 RIP Chuck.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles


    Seconded

    Posted by: JT at April 09, 2018 07:29 AM (bNAiJ)

    7 G'mornin' Horde !

    Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at April 09, 2018 07:29 AM (Mbmmf)

    8 On the other side of the coin, the rebels fighting against Assad are
    essentially ISIS and Al Qaeda (or what's left of them). Do we really
    want to get into bed with them?



    Obama already got in bed with them.



    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:29 AM (mpXpK)

    9 Prolific Comedian and Voice Actor Chuck McCann Passes Away at 83, RIP

    BYE, GUY!

    /pbscure

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 07:30 AM (oVJmc)

    10 I'm doomed today.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (oVJmc)

    11 whoafat is a liar and you can not trust anything he says

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (mpXpK)

    12 London will soon be eating dinner using only their hands and teeth. perhaps soup will be a wiser choice for them.

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (eaoOY)

    13 11 whoafat is a liar and you can not trust anything he says
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (mpXpK)


    I will be sure to forward that on the NSC team.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (VM6ev)

    14 Tom Lehrer celebrates his 90th birthday today. We can't possibly miss that anniversary!

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your huckleberry! at April 09, 2018 07:33 AM (oHt/4)

    15 That is some sick stuff-cheering the fire at Trump Tower. Not surprising, but sick! Yeah, I want these peoples choice for the next President in charge!! src. :

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2018 07:33 AM (tpDAe)

    16 >>Moving along, as a wave of knife attacks has been sweeping across London, the city's mayor Saddiq Khan has got the answer: knife control! I know we have problems but England is seriously screwed.




    Geez, could it be anymore obvious?
    ISIS calls for knife attacks, and followers oblige. And then London's muslim mayor responds by....asking citizens to run in knives and having police investigate mean comments on social media about muslim attacks. What's next, Khan requires hijabs and sex-segregated restaurants and shops in response t rape?

    SMFH

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 07:33 AM (W+vEI)

    17 J.J ty for your morning productivity. I still have no idea how you do it.

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 07:33 AM (eaoOY)

    18 London will soon be eating dinner using only their hands and teeth. perhaps soup will be a wiser choice for them.

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (eaoOY)

    I believe they will still allow plastic knives (non serrated).

    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2018 07:34 AM (U/Tom)

    19 "Mental health professional" Jeffrey Guterman claimed he was "excited" by the prospect of a destructive and dangerous fire at the high rise.





    Now if a conservative tweeted something like that he'd be out of a job.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 09, 2018 07:35 AM (SiINZ)

    20 16 >>Moving along, as a wave of knife attacks has been sweeping across London, the city's mayor Saddiq Khan has got the answer: knife control! I know we have problems but England is seriously screwed.




    Geez, could it be anymore obvious?
    ISIS calls for knife attacks, and followers oblige. And then London's muslim mayor responds by....asking citizens to run in knives and having police investigate mean comments on social media about muslim attacks. What's next, Khan requires hijabs and sex-segregated restaurants and shops in response t rape?

    SMFH
    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 07:33 AM (W+vEI)

    Khan needs to be found adorning a lamppost.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 07:35 AM (NWiLs)

    21 Impeachment for Rosensteinpenis? Mark Meadows Says It's Possible
    ------------

    Like me being caught dead of ecstasy at the bottom of a pile of supermodels, it's possible.

    Nearly impossible, but possible.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 07:35 AM (oVJmc)

    22 the union thugs will lose on that score regardless of what the communist party does.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:36 AM (mpXpK)

    23 The Morning Homewreckers have called Syria the "real war" in contrast to the fake border situation, conveniently forgetting Cock Curious's disappearing red line like one of Low IQ Meeka's cosmetic surgery incisions.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2018 07:36 AM (y7DUB)

    24 Trying to get the courage to read the content. The headlines are depressing enough.

    Posted by: Rosasharn at April 09, 2018 07:36 AM (gC288)

    25 So there are trolls, there are mobys, and then there's this guy - "Busta Troll."

    He decided to create the fake conservative news, spread it, then get people banned from social media for sharing it. Things are gonna get weirder online, you guys!

    https://tinyurl.com/ybjn994o

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 07:36 AM (W+vEI)

    26 pretty sure most of Obama's followers never knew Obama warred with anyone, nor that we had troops anywhere. He was a magnificent promotor of peace in the world.

    mfm- news we see or news we don't

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 07:37 AM (eaoOY)

    27 Facebook has de-platformed Trump supporters Diamond and Silk for being "dangerous to the community."




    Of course, they are enemies of the agenda and as lefty as Farcebook was now that they are seen as aiding Trump's election victory over a few ads no one saw they will go full SJW to try to save their rotten hides. It is funny though that the left really wants to make them pay. I hope Suckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and the rest ended up wiped out over this.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 09, 2018 07:37 AM (SiINZ)

    28 Ohio Teens Given Suspended Sentences for Dropping Sandbag Off Overpass That Killed Man
    ==================




    This is infuriating.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 07:38 AM (lwiT4)

    29 Good morning!

    Thanks for the nooz, J.J.!

    Locally.. we got an inch of global warming I have to clean off my car before heading to work.. there was a robin red breasts hopping around in the snow in my back yard this morning.. yay spring!

    Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 09, 2018 07:39 AM (5tSKk)

    30 "Mental health professional" Jeffrey Guterman claimed he was "excited" by the prospect of a destructive and dangerous fire at the high rise.

    Another data point for the assertion that mentally unstable people gravitate to the 'Mental Health' field.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 07:39 AM (oVJmc)

    31 For those not familiar with Tom Lehrer's music, I give you "National Brotherhood Week"

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/bh379sx

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your huckleberry! at April 09, 2018 07:40 AM (oHt/4)

    32 "Mental health professional" Jeffrey Guterman
    ======================


    From which side of the locked door?

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 07:41 AM (lwiT4)

    33 The lefty response to the Trump tower fire is a great reminder of what Kurt Schlicter says: Yeah, they want you dead.

    The glee over a fire, regardless of how this would hurt people, is sick.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 07:41 AM (W+vEI)

    34 That is a horrific picture up top.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 07:42 AM (lwiT4)

    35 whoafat is a liar and you can not trust anything he says
    Posted by: Vic
    ...........
    Which is exactly what Bolton has said every time he's appeared on Fox News.. now that he's in the White House, I hope he keeps telling PDT that same thing..

    Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 09, 2018 07:42 AM (5tSKk)

    36 "Ohio Teens Given Suspended Sentences for Dropping Sandbag Off Overpass That Killed Man

    This is infuriating"


    Seems to me there is too much of this "teen privilege" going on.

    Posted by: The NYT at April 09, 2018 07:42 AM (UdKB7)

    37 The glee over a fire, regardless of how this would hurt people, is sick.

    Omelets.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 07:43 AM (oVJmc)

    38 Omelets.

    That reminds me.....


    I'm hungry

    Posted by: JT at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM (bNAiJ)

    39 That OH judge who let those young criminals go was elected in 2004. Judges should not be elected.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM (mpXpK)

    40 London in conquered:

    https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/
    983308831877926912

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM (W+vEI)

    41 For those not familiar with Tom Lehrer's music, I give you "National Brotherhood Week"

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/bh379sx

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your huckleberry! at April 09, 2018 07:40 AM (oHt/4)

    Tom has another song on YouTube about spring...
    Tom Lehrer - Poisoning Pigeons In The Park

    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM (U/Tom)

    42
    I still say the dude torched his room in the Trump Tower. Fires simply don't get that hot that fast without an accelerant.

    I think Trump received the same message which is why he wasn't exactly going into 'thoughts and prayers' mode for a possible arsonist or meth cooker.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM (LOgQ4)

    43 "And Chapstick-aquiddick Kennedy, is flapping his jism-lip about the need to regulate Facebook."

    JJ, this guy is a Repub from Louisiana and no relation to the Swimmer.

    Posted by: SDN at April 09, 2018 07:47 AM (z3gg+)

    44

    *hic*

    Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 09, 2018 07:48 AM (cYjBc)

    45 That OH judge who let those young criminals go was elected in 2004. Judges should not be elected.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM (mpXpK)


    They all are, directly or indirectly.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2018 07:48 AM (y7DUB)

    46 The Chicago Tribune (and other papers in that chain) still can't let the "Stormy" story go. Don't they know it baseball season now?

    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2018 07:50 AM (U/Tom)

    47 Why does the Left get a pass on anti-Semitism? Same reason they get a pass on anti-Christianity. Leftists must rid themselves of any vestiges of the Creator and all accountability. We must remove all people with a different world-view. They are a danger. They need to go.


    All evil meets three times a day at Jew-Hate Junction.


    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 07:51 AM (lwiT4)

    48 43 "And Chapstick-aquiddick Kennedy, is flapping his jism-lip about the need to regulate Facebook."

    JJ, this guy is a Repub from Louisiana and no relation to the Swimmer.
    Posted by: SDN at April 09, 2018 07:47 AM (z3gg+)


    No. It's the redheaded Kennedy kid who gave the SOTU response.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 07:51 AM (VM6ev)

    49 BTW that judge's name is Denise Navarre Cubbon.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 07:52 AM (mpXpK)

    50 Don't they know it baseball season now?


    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2018 07:50 AM (U/Tom)
    ================

    'Tis the season of inside-the-park home runs. Which team, you ask? Hmmm.... let me think.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 07:52 AM (lwiT4)

    51 Tom Lehrer celebrates his 90th birthday today. We can't possibly miss that anniversary!

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your huckleberry! at April 09, 2018 07:33 AM (oHt/4)


    Lehrer outed himself a few years ago as having full-blown Bush Derangement Syndrome.

    Posted by: The Chicken at April 09, 2018 07:52 AM (kqsXK)

    52 47 All evil meets three times a day at Jew-Hate Junction.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 07:51 AM (lwiT4)


    *gets into time machine to meet Paul Henning with new TV show idea*


    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 07:53 AM (VM6ev)

    53 BAN ALL THE SPORKS!!

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 07:54 AM (RZ4iC)

    54 Oh, fuck me. Poultry sock off.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 09, 2018 07:54 AM (kqsXK)

    55 Mornin' Horde. That Medium piece from last night deserve a place of dishonor in the Encyclopedia Idiotica under "no awareness of facts".

    Alas, the GOP seems to have adopted it as its working plan.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 09, 2018 07:54 AM (lLeln)

    56 51 Lehrer outed himself a few years ago as having full-blown Bush Derangement Syndrome.
    Posted by: The Chicken at April 09, 2018 07:52 AM (kqsXK)


    Well, after the 2016 election, I must confess having a bit of it myself.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 07:56 AM (VM6ev)

    57 When the media describes Chappaquiddick as a "tragedy", are they talking about Mary Jo's death or Ted's not being able to be President?

    Just a question, back to your regular programming.

    Posted by: Case at April 09, 2018 07:57 AM (bWF7s)

    58 Syria's Shiites nor their Arab Sunnis were are friends in Iraq. Why should we helping them?

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 07:58 AM (Y0byY)

    59 On the other side of the coin, the rebels fighting against Assad are essentially ISIS and Al Qaeda (or what's left of them). Do we really want to get into bed with them?

    We sure are in a pickle over this. Barky and Skankles destabilized an entire region and I'd be willing to bet that people like McStain and Grahamnesty and a few other high profile bottom feeders were in in the arms sales for profit. We own the mess in Syria and Libya. We could start by fully exposing the buffoonery for what it was and sending Barky and Skankles to prison for it.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 09, 2018 07:58 AM (0izt+)

    60
    When the media describes Chappaquiddick as a "tragedy", are they talking
    about Mary Jo's death or Ted's not being able to be President?



    Just a question, back to your regular programming.

    Posted by: Case at April 09, 2018 07:57 AM (bWF7s)

    You of course know its not about whats her names death. I remember many, many people still wanting him to be President. He had to settle for that lower position in the Senate..how sad.

    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2018 08:00 AM (U/Tom)

    61 59: we should ensure the Kurds existence and let the others systematically destroy each other. Fuck them.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2018 08:01 AM (dmQI5)

    62 Prolific?

    Did he have a lot of children?

    Posted by: JAS at April 09, 2018 08:02 AM (sCN2W)

    63 46F and raining here. Miserable weather.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:03 AM (mpXpK)

    64 What makes me sad is that some of the oldest Christian communities, we're talking nearly 2000 years, are in the regions of Syria.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:03 AM (lwiT4)

    65 "When the media describes Chappaquiddick as a "tragedy", are they talking
    about Mary Jo's death or Ted's not being able to be President? "

    My guess is that liberals tend to describe the series of events as a 'Tragedy'.

    Conservatives, and the parents of Mary Jo tend to use the term 'outrage'.

    All a matter of perspective, I guess.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2018 08:03 AM (EyPfd)

    66 What makes me sad is that some of the oldest Christian communities, we're talking nearly 2000 years, are in the regions of Syria.
    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:03 AM (lwiT4)

    I think that is why the Pope called for a crusade against ISIS in 2014, but no one really cared. To be honest, the current Pope doesn't seem eager to fight ISIS or Syria either.

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:06 AM (Y0byY)

    67 well at least it waited until today to rain. I had to go out back and bury one of my cats who died yesterday.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

    68
    McCain really needs to join the Choir Invisible. And he can take David Crosby's latest liver with him too.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:07 AM (VM6ev)

    69 Boulder,CO has turned law abiding citizens into felons when the city council voted for a complete 'assault' weapons and high cap magazine ban.

    These politicians should be arrested and tried for sedition.

    Posted by: Under Fire at April 09, 2018 08:07 AM (r9UYA)

    70 Lost in the knife control nonsense is Khan's statement yesterday that he was reinvigorating stop and search in higher crime areas after having decried the policy in his campaign. So profiling and intervention are good again?

    Posted by: rammajamma at April 09, 2018 08:07 AM (mJmCN)

    71 So sorry, Vic.

    Posted by: fluffy at April 09, 2018 08:08 AM (cHbmY)

    72 What makes me sad is that some of the oldest Christian communities, we're talking nearly 2000 years, are in the regions of Syria.

    I hear ya. What makes me equally as sad is that the US under an Islamo-communist, aided by a known international criminal sold out the people of an entire region for personal glory and profit and are not likely to be held accountable for that. Not in this lifetime, anyway.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 09, 2018 08:08 AM (0izt+)

    73 These politicians should be arrested and tried for sedition.



    Posted by: Under Fire at April 09, 2018 08:07 AM (r9UYA)

    But it is Boulder, CO you know, I'd expect nothing less.

    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2018 08:08 AM (U/Tom)

    74 " To be honest, the current Pope doesn't seem eager to fight ISIS or Syria either."

    It's further than 10 miles from the Vatican.

    Posted by: Pope Frankie at April 09, 2018 08:09 AM (EyPfd)

    75 I don't understand the Kevin Williamson brouhaha. Magazines hire and fire all the time.

    Posted by: JAS at April 09, 2018 08:09 AM (sCN2W)

    76 This Sefton person actually believes the crock of crap coming out of Syria? Actually believes the eminent winner of a war would use chemical weapons now? Jeeeez

    Posted by: WJ at April 09, 2018 08:09 AM (MsLgO)

    77 Vic - sorry about your cat. That's rough.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (lwiT4)

    78 Damn, Vic.

    Sorry for your and Mrs Vic's loss.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (EyPfd)

    79 Lehrer outed himself a few years ago as having full-blown Bush Derangement Syndrome.

    A Hahvahd professor? It's a given.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (oVJmc)

    80 Oh, hey, edgy new guy.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (oVJmc)

    81 Aw, Vic...I'm so sorry. I hope that kitty had a long and happy life.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (lFi5f)

    82 Knife control is good. You should have control of your blade at all times. I once fumbled a John Ek commando knife and nearly sliced the top side of one of my finger tips off. Just barely kissed it with the tip of the blade. Blood everywhere. Garbage can full of bloody rags. Many curse words. I guess it thought I was a German.

    Posted by: Bloody H. McTips at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (aQdbh)

    83 "Moving along, as a wave of knife attacks has been sweeping across London, the city's mayor Saddiq Khan has got the answer: knife control! I know we have problems but England is seriously screwed."

    England's situation may be worse than ours, but they're still a bit better off than other W European countries. At least when the Brits voted against the EU, the pols have had to scramble to ignore it. In, e.g., France, Denmark, and Ireland, they just ignored it, period. Didn't have to break a sweat.

    Posted by: George LeS at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (+TcCF)

    84 Lehrer is probably a full blown socialist I'm sure, as befits any self-respecting Jewish academic (present company excepted JJ). But, then, everybody blames the Jews.

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your huckleberry! at April 09, 2018 08:11 AM (oHt/4)

    85 McCain really needs to join the Choir Invisible.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:07 AM (VM6ev)

    He's convinced of his own resurrection.

    Posted by: BignJames at April 09, 2018 08:11 AM (0+nbW)

    86 >>Boulder,CO has turned law abiding citizens into felons when the city council voted for a complete 'assault' weapons and high cap magazine ban.


    The Boulder city council has always been full of a$$holes. But how is it that a city council has the power to remove someone's 2nd Amendment rights?

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:11 AM (W+vEI)

    87 77
    Vic - sorry about your cat. That's rough.


    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:10 AM (lwiT4)''

    He was really having a hard time getting around. He was 18 years old so he had a full life.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

    88 26 pretty sure most of Obama's followers never knew Obama warred with anyone, nor that we had troops anywhere. He was a magnificent promotor of peace in the world.

    mfm- news we see or news we don't
    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 07:37 AM (eaoOY)

    Except that they do know that he personally shot Osama bin Laden. They know that.

    Posted by: George LeS at April 09, 2018 08:12 AM (+TcCF)

    89 And Chapstick-aquiddick Kennedy, is flapping his jism-lip about the need to regulate Facebook

    Privacy is a paramount concern if Republicans might benefit. But only if.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:13 AM (oVJmc)

    90 Vic - sorry about your cat. No matter how long we have our pets, it is never long enough.

    Posted by: Rosasharn at April 09, 2018 08:13 AM (gC288)

    91 Condolences on your kitty, Vic. Never easy to lose a pet.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:13 AM (W+vEI)

    92 Sorry to hear about you losing your buddy Vic. Never fun.

    Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your huckleberry! at April 09, 2018 08:14 AM (oHt/4)

    93 Vic - 18 years of getting spoiled. That's a good life indeed. My condolences to Mrs. Vic as well.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4)

    94 89 And Chapstick-aquiddick Kennedy, is flapping his jism-lip about the need to regulate Facebook

    Privacy is a paramount concern if Republicans might benefit. But only if.
    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:13 AM (oVJmc)


    His real intention is to use the Facebook "crisis" as a backdoor means for the government to grab control of the internet.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:15 AM (VM6ev)

    95 Lehrer outed himself a few years ago as having full-blown Bush Derangement Syndrome.
    Posted by: The Chicken at April 09, 2018 07:52 AM (kqsXK)

    Sure, he's always been a pinko. But a funny one, and one who could shoot at his own side, too. Check out the Folksong Army.

    Posted by: George LeS at April 09, 2018 08:15 AM (+TcCF)

    96
    Vic:

    So sorry about kitty. I've got two that are turning 12 this year.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:16 AM (VM6ev)

    97 "No matter how long we have our pets, it is never long enough."

    Our calico has taken to stalking and intimidating the other two, keeping them away from their food plates.


    It's getting close to 'long enough'.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2018 08:16 AM (EyPfd)

    98 >>>>I still say the dude torched his room in the Trump Tower. Fires simply don't get that hot that fast without an accelerant.



    I think Trump received the same message which is why he wasn't
    exactly going into 'thoughts and prayers' mode for a possible arsonist
    or meth cooker.



    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 07:46 AM
    .
    .
    .Plus the guy was in serious financial trouble and his wealthy family had cut him off.

    Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 09, 2018 08:16 AM (+Dllb)

    99 93
    Vic - 18 years of getting spoiled. That's a good life indeed. My condolences to Mrs. Vic as well.


    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:15 AM (lwiT4).

    I still have two more that I can spoil.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:16 AM (mpXpK)

    100 I'm so sorry about your cat, Vic.

    Someone once wrote about pets that, while they are a part of your life, you are their entire life.

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 09, 2018 08:17 AM (kqsXK)

    101 He was really having a hard time getting around. He was 18 years old so he had a full life.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

    Sorry to hear about your cat. It was rough the last year for my cat. Glad you got to enjoy 18 years with him.

    Will y'all be getting a new one?

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:17 AM (Y0byY)

    102 54 Oh, fuck me. Poultry sock off.
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 09, 2018 07:54 AM (kqsXK)

    I didn't know they made socks for poultry. Must be some kind of hipster fad.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 08:18 AM (NWiLs)

    103 Last day visiting wife and daughter here in N IL and someone ordered up some snow. I think I like the weather in TN better. Now if I could just sell this house.

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 09, 2018 08:19 AM (kTF2Z)

    104 101 Will y'all be getting a new one?

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:17 AM (Y0byY)

    I still have two so no need to go out for a new one.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)

    105 Ello everybody,


    No more knives for you.


    Two Words.


    Slap Chop!

    Sincerely, Your bettor Mayor of London who is super British.

    Posted by: London Mayor at April 09, 2018 08:20 AM (ymnmz)

    106 67 well at least it waited until today to rain. I had to go out back and bury one of my cats who died yesterday.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:06 AM (mpXpK)

    ===

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your kitteh.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 09, 2018 08:20 AM (EZebt)

    107 His real intention is to use the Facebook "crisis" as a backdoor means for the government to grab control of the internet.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:15 AM


    If the government wants to regulate Facebook, I say let 'em. Experiment and regulate all you want on that platform and destroy it. Just leave the rest of the Internet the hell alone.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 08:20 AM (LOgQ4)

    108 Last day visiting wife and daughter here in N IL and someone ordered up some snow. I think I like the weather in TN better.
    ================


    Oh come on. You don't like "Walkin in a Winter Wonderland"? In the middle of April?

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:21 AM (lwiT4)

    109

    https://twitter.com/feistywinemom/status/
    983220058867621888

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:21 AM (W+vEI)

    110 Sorry about your cat, Vic. That is a long life for a feline companion. Sounds like you and the Mrs. took good care of him. May you have strength and comfort at this time.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2018 08:22 AM (tpDAe)

    111 >>His real intention is to use the Facebook "crisis" as a backdoor means for the government to grab control of the internet.



    Net Neutrality 2.0?

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:22 AM (W+vEI)

    112 I still have two so no need to go out for a new one.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:19 AM (mpXpK)

    Glad to hear the house won't be empty of felines then.

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:23 AM (Y0byY)

    113 That is a long life for a feline companion. Sounds
    like you and the Mrs. took good care of him. May you have strength and
    comfort at this time.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2018 08:22 AM (tpDAe)


    Thanks I till have two to spoil. One of them is setting on the kitteh tower in front of the window watching it rain outside.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 08:25 AM (mpXpK)

    114 Diamond and Silk now? Crap.

    Best recent line from Diamond was her response to Pelosi's bewailing the tax bill. "Armageddon? I'm a getting more money."

    Can't leave facebook, alas, because I never joined.

    (There really is a problem out there in that there are just too many companies, who merit boycotting, to keep track of. Our side really needs a way of directing this to the worst. Hit one or two really hard, then on to the next, etc. I do live a Google free life, I think. But can't be sure.)

    Posted by: George LeS at April 09, 2018 08:25 AM (+TcCF)

    115 Morning all

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:26 AM (5y11N)

    116 75 I don't understand the Kevin Williamson brouhaha. Magazines hire and fire all the time.
    _____________________

    They hired him specifically because he was a conservative, and then fired him (almost immediately) because he dared to express a conservative thought.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 09, 2018 08:27 AM (fqUgw)

    117 G'morning, Doc.

    How was P-Cola?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2018 08:27 AM (EyPfd)

    118 From J J's link on Republican voter issues:


    "As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party's losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will immediately move to impeach President Trump if they capture the House."



    A good starting point would be for Republicans to actually start supporting Trump right now.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:27 AM (lwiT4)

    119 I don't believe the reports that Assad's people are the ones doing the gassing.

    Every time Assad is winning, there's another gas attack that swings Western sympathy towards the "rebels" and intervention.

    It's too pat. I think it's a setup. The rebels are probably gassing civilians in their own areas and blaming Assad, in order to try to drum up support for their failing war.

    Unless we have clear intelligence that it really was Assad's forces responsible for it (which doesn't make any sense, since there was no need or gain from it), we should stay as far from this mess as we can.

    Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 09, 2018 08:27 AM (J+mig)

    120 So Israeli Missile Strike on Syrian Airbase this AM?

    And America to follow up with some other strike?

    PDT and Israel going to for the Double Tap?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:27 AM (5y11N)

    121 Sorry to hear about losing your kitty, Vic.

    Posted by: josephistan at April 09, 2018 08:28 AM (7HtZB)

    122 A good starting point would be for Republicans to actually start supporting Trump right now.
    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:27 AM (lwiT4)

    Good point. I don't see moderate voters caring about Trump. Showing that his policies work might save them, but it's pretty late now.

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:29 AM (Y0byY)

    123 I'm the gift that keeps on giving.

    Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at April 09, 2018 08:29 AM (Tyii7)

    124 JJ's link: "PDT Ends Catch and Release One Month After Omnibus Expanded the Program"

    Good to note this after the despair over Trump signing the dang thing.

    Trump does not give up. Gee, I wonder what he'll do with the additional money allocated to that program?

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:29 AM (W+vEI)

    125 IMDY?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:30 AM (5y11N)

    126 >>A good starting point would be for Republicans to actually start supporting Trump right now.

    Hahaha

    Posted by: The Rove GOP at April 09, 2018 08:30 AM (r9UYA)

    127 "They hired him specifically because he was a conservative, and then fired him (almost immediately) because he dared to express a conservative thought."

    He screwed up. He trusted them.

    Posted by: JAS at April 09, 2018 08:30 AM (sCN2W)

    128 I'm the gift that keeps on giving.

    Amen, brah. *hic*

    Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 09, 2018 08:31 AM (Tyii7)

    129 False flag op?

    Posted by: JAS at April 09, 2018 08:31 AM (sCN2W)

    130 We understand that the name of our multi platinum album my be triggering (even the word triggering is triggering these days) so we will be retroactively making our album "British Slap Chop.


    G-day, Blokes.


    (editors note- we know that G-day is an Austrailian colloquialism, but we don't care!)

    Posted by: Judas Priest at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (ymnmz)

    131 IMDY?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:30 AM (5y11N)
    ====================

    I Am Darn Yummy?

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (lwiT4)

    132 @113. "One of them is setting on the kitteh tower in front of the window watching it rain outside."-Vic

    Probably wondering- what's this life all about anyway?

    Posted by: Case at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (bWF7s)

    133 Hey, remember that time Secretariat told us all the chemical weapons in Syria were gone?

    Posted by: Aaron Burr at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (B+qrE)

    134 Ummm... you realize lefties infiltrating jewish summer camps is like nazi's infiltrating the SS right?

    Ben Shapiro not withstanding many, if not a majority of jews are already hard core, lefty travelers, who drink the full strength kool aid and fully support the progressive agenda. They are some of the most reliable voters the democrats have.

    All in SPITE of the rabid anti-semetic and anti-israel positions the left and dems increasingly represent.

    Talk about voting against your own self interest.

    It's really mind boggling. I've never been able to understand it.

    Posted by: Agent Cooper at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (oyCqX)

    135 At least the Mets went to DC and drained it this weekend.

    DOJ has appointed John Lausch, US Attorney for Northern Illinois, to handle the IG document turnover to Congress.

    Note that the article says no documents dealing with criminal investigations will be turned over.

    https://tinyurl.com/ybzxc3l2

    Lausch is also a Trump appointee.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (/tuJf)

    136 IMDY?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:30 AM (5y11N)
    ====================

    I Am Darn Yummy?
    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:32 AM (lwiT4)

    Is
    McCain
    Dead
    Yet

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (5y11N)

    137 Whew, that sock is MOLDY.

    Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (CClpm)

    138 "Unless we have clear intelligence that it really was Assad's forces responsible for it (which doesn't make any sense, since there was no need or gain from it), we should stay as far from this mess as we can."

    And the next step in this logic, when evidence is shown that it came from Assad, will be "Oh I don't believe that because Americans didn't see it". There are no Americans in Damascus after all of this who could possibly investigate, so that's a catch-all excuse, ready and waiting for any evidence that is produced by anyone.

    Assad is a bad guy - Assad has used chemical weapons in the past because he has been shown that he can do it and get away with it over and over again. Assad is also a very stupid and desperate man, which is why he keeps doing stupid and desperate things.

    Give up trying to defend Assad - there's nothing to be gained by doing it, and he's not worth defending on any level.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (V2Yro)

    139 DOJ has appointed John Lausch, US Attorney for Northern Illinois, to handle the IG document turnover to Congress.
    ===================


    Probably an Illinois nazi.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (lwiT4)

    140 123 I'm the gift that keeps on giving.
    Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky
    ____________________

    I still remember watching him on some morning t.v. show back in 2008, and the host asked him about his lack of foreign policy experience, and he answered that he had taken several classes in foreign policy as an undergrad at Columbia, so certainly he was more than qualified to be President of the United States and directing all our foreign policy!

    It was one of the first (but not the last) "OMG, this clueless idiot can't really be on track to become the next president" moment I had in that campaign season.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (fqUgw)

    141 If your looking for the right answer on Syria, stop looking.

    There are none.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (5y11N)

    142 Trump apparently had a shouty meeting with his generals, when he told them he wanted out of Syria, and soon. Afghanistan, too, as far as that goes.

    This did not please the infinite war crowd. Sad. But they don't get to set our foreign policy.

    One complaint was that we couldn't withdraw our equipment in an orderly fashion. Fine, give the Kurds the hard to move stuff; they have the will and incentive to use it.

    And fer cryin' out loud, when the hell are we kicking that raghead Erdrogan's Turkey out of NATO? The Turkey that is ain't the Turkey we signed up with initially. If Turkey was attacked, get this, we would have to come to their defense (theoretically) under NATO rulz. *pukes*

    Posted by: GnuBreed at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (0ogQG)

    143 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (5y11N)
    =======


    Makes sense. Although I'm still darn yummy.

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (lwiT4)

    144 g'mornin', 'rons

    Posted by: AltonJackson at April 09, 2018 08:36 AM (ZQfW9)

    145 143 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (5y11N)
    =======


    Makes sense. Although I'm still darn yummy.
    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (lwiT4)

    Grammie grammie grammie. Always the tease.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 08:36 AM (NWiLs)

    146

    EM STRAWBERRY FOADDY-FI!!!

    Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 09, 2018 08:36 AM (mPeei)

    147 >>"They hired him specifically because he was a conservative, and then fired him (almost immediately) because he dared to express a conservative thought."



    Expressed a conservative thought *4 years ago*.
    Media Matters is the one who released info on Williamson's podcast from 4 years ago, and had more stuff on him in case riling up the Lefties with the abortion stuff didn't get him fired. Williamson is a provocateur, so this was unsurprising, but the point is: anything you have ever written will be used against you, even if it was satire, snark, etc.

    Fusion GPS, Media Matters, SPLC are the tools being used to banish conservative speech.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (W+vEI)

    148 Grammie grammie grammie. Always the tease.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 08:36 AM (NWiLs)
    ====================

    What else I got to do at 7:45 am?

    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (lwiT4)

    149 Apparently, the DoJ will start releasing documents related to the OIG report sometime this week. If the scope and magnitude of the investigation is what is being reported, there's gonna be a whole lotta hate and discontent.

    https://tinyurl.com/yalvtwy7

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (0izt+)

    150 Obama bends over for Putin, he gets in the face of FoxNews and non Rhinos.

    Posted by: subhuman taxpayer at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (SWo/2)

    151 Don't know if it's a false flag op or not. Doesn't matter to me either way. Fighting in Syria between the Sunnis and Shiites does not hurt America. It strengthens America if these jerks are fighting each other.

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (Y0byY)

    152 107 His real intention is to use the Facebook "crisis" as a backdoor means for the government to grab control of the internet.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:15 AM

    If the government wants to regulate Facebook, I say let 'em. Experiment and regulate all you want on that platform and destroy it. Just leave the rest of the Internet the hell alone.
    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 08:20 AM (LOgQ4)


    Aye, there's the rub. Facebook is just the foot in the door to the entire shooting match. As much as I dislike FB and Zuckerberg, it's a slippery slope. And his mea culpa is about as genuine as a Bill Clinton alibi. He WANTS the government to regulate him because, no matter who is president, the bureaucracy in DC will always be leftist.

    What I would like to see is Amazon and Google broken up in an anti-trust suit.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:38 AM (VM6ev)

    153 Makes sense. Although I'm still darn yummy.
    Posted by: grammie winger - at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (lwiT4)

    Eat in a real good Steak Joint in Pensacola FL this weekend.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:38 AM (5y11N)

    154 146 EM STRAWBERRY FOADDY-FI!!!

    Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 09, 2018 08:36 AM (mPeei)


    "Bitch, please."

    - - The Brothers Johnson, 1977

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:38 AM (VM6ev)

    155 Good morning Alton. Pastrami sandwich for lunch today ?

    Posted by: son-of-ceviche at April 09, 2018 08:39 AM (LthQw)

    156 Doesn't matter to me either way. Fighting in Syria between the Sunnis and Shiites does not hurt America. It strengthens America if these jerks are fighting each other.
    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (Y0byY)

    Well yes and no..Instability in the Middle East is NOT in America's best interests. Having said that, the situation is totally FUBAR

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:39 AM (5y11N)

    157 pastrami sounds good

    do you deliver?

    Posted by: AltonJackson at April 09, 2018 08:40 AM (ZQfW9)

    158 >>Apparently, the DoJ will start releasing documents related to the OIG report sometime this week. If the scope and magnitude of the investigation is what is being reported, there's gonna be a whole lotta hate and discontent.

    It is.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2018 08:40 AM (/tuJf)

    159 111 >>His real intention is to use the Facebook "crisis" as a backdoor means for the government to grab control of the internet.


    Net Neutrality 2.0?
    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:22 AM (W+vEI)


    By hook or by crook.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:40 AM (VM6ev)

    160 Scarborough's birfay today. Too bad his intern stopped having them.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2018 08:42 AM (dmQI5)

    161 >>The President has announced the end of Obama's disastrous "catch and release" program

    I used to yell about Operation Streamline back in the day when the libs were all "there's nothing we could ever do to discourage ppl crossing the border."

    Finally.

    https://tinyurl.com/y7wfarx8

    for more details.

    Posted by: Mama AJ at April 09, 2018 08:42 AM (mtfdF)

    162 By hook or by crook.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:40 AM (VM6ev)

    That's the way these assholes always operate.

    If they can't get their way via the legislature, they'll try to use the courts, precedent, or create an emotionally-driven "crisis" that needs a solution.

    Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 09, 2018 08:42 AM (J+mig)

    163 From hither and yon, Facebook has de-platformed Trump supporters Diamond and Silk for being "dangerous to the community."

    Did they say 'dangerous,' or did they say 'unsafe?'

    Libs use 'unsafe.' They do that to imply 'dangerous' without having to show what the 'danger' is. Then they can impose restrictions based on their definition of 'safe' rather than on quantifiable danger.

    And, like with 'Safe' Spaces, 'safe' means 'no opposing ideas to disturb the echo chamber.'

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:43 AM (oVJmc)

    164 162 By hook or by crook.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:40 AM (VM6ev)

    That's the way these assholes always operate.

    If they can't get their way via the legislature, they'll try to use the courts, precedent, or create an emotionally-driven "crisis" that needs a solution.
    Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 09, 2018 08:42 AM (J+mig)


    Hence, Facebook and Cambridge Analytics.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:43 AM (VM6ev)

    165 So in 2014 Poodle Face Met The Press and declared no more chems in Syria. Then in 2016 departed letter to State employees says sorry about those weapons we left.

    WTFO?

    Posted by: rhennigantx at April 09, 2018 08:43 AM (BtQd4)

    166 Well yes and no..Instability in the Middle East is NOT in America's best interests. Having said that, the situation is totally FUBAR
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:39 AM (5y11N)

    In the long run I'd love for peace and stability across the world, but that region is filled with dumb thoughts and beliefs. There needs to be lots of fighting and thinking until that place will calm down.

    Take a look at how long the Catholics and Protestants fought for. It wasn't until the Catholics lost militarily and the people got tired of fighting their wars did the fighting end.

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:44 AM (Y0byY)

    167 123 I'm the gift that keeps on giving.
    Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky
    ____________________

    I still remember watching him on some morning t.v. show back in 2008, and the host asked him about his lack of foreign policy experience, and he answered that he had taken several classes in foreign policy as an undergrad at Columbia, so certainly he was more than qualified to be President of the United States and directing all our foreign policy!

    It was one of the first (but not the last) "OMG, this clueless idiot can't really be on track to become the next president" moment I had in that campaign season.
    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (fqUgw)


    Every time a foreign dignitary visited, when Cock Curious had a short presser with him or her, he sounded like the world's dumbest retard giving a fill-in-the-blanks recitation of brainless stereotypes that even Lurch wouldn't use. The MFM avoided them like soap and water since even they couldn't cover for their pet dunce.

    Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2018 08:44 AM (y7DUB)

    168 These two Veterans have spent 15,000 volunteer hours giving rides to disabled veterans to the hospitals for medical treatment:

    https://tinyurl.com/yc74qukw

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2018 08:44 AM (tpDAe)

    169 >>Libs use 'unsafe.' They do that to imply 'dangerous' without having to show what the 'danger' is.


    IIRC, the use of "unsafe" derives from Title IX, in that if a student reports that she feels unsafe then the university is obligated to act or be in violation of Title IX. Not surprised that its use would spill over into other areas such as social media.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:46 AM (W+vEI)

    170 BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, said on Thursday it will offer new investment strategies and exchange-traded funds that exclude civilian firearms producers and retailers, following through on plans it outlined last month after a Florida high school massacre.

    Fuckers.

    Posted by: Under Fire at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (r9UYA)

    171
    I'm simply imagining the incredible cluster of fvck the government would create getting their hands on Facebook and the competing leftist factions at war with each other. Next thing you know the entire Senate is involved, a 4,000 page bill is being written, allowing them no time to do 'anything else'.

    Whenever they do 'anything else' they always fvck things up for the rest of us.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (LOgQ4)

    172 After seeing Facebook ban Diamond and Silk simply because they were 2 black women who supported Trump, and thus destroyed the "RAYSCISS!" narrative, I can say that I now no longer care what form the Destructor of Facebook takes. Let them be split up, let them be regulated, let them be forced into bankruptcy, whatever. Anything that hurts Facebook badly is fine by me.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (V2Yro)

    173
    IIRC, the use of "unsafe" derives from Title IX, in that if a student reports that she feels unsafe then the university is obligated to act or be in violation of Title IX. Not surprised that its use would spill over into other areas such as social media.


    Yes, and its based on the emotions of the complainant. It's license to run wild with accusations that are their own proof.

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (oVJmc)

    174 Cotton balls that bark.
    (Cute doggy picture)

    https://tinyurl.com/y8un2emx

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM (tpDAe)

    175 >>Every time a foreign dignitary visited, when Cock Curious had a short presser with him or her, he sounded like the world's dumbest retard giving a fill-in-the-blanks recitation of brainless stereotypes that even Lurch wouldn't use. The MFM avoided them like soap and water since even they couldn't cover for their pet dunce.




    Never. Gets. Old:

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

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM (W+vEI)

    176 >>> Every time a foreign dignitary visited, when Cock Curious had a short presser with him or her, he sounded like the world's dumbest retard giving a fill-in-the-blanks recitation of brainless stereotypes that even Lurch wouldn't use.

    John Kerry punches above his weight.

    Posted by: Barry O at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM (cHbmY)

    177 Has anybody asked Susan Rice were all these chemical weapons are coming from in Syria? I know she's busy on NetFlicks Board and all, insuring the story of the Christ child Obama is properly conveyed, but her immense gravitas in National Security and Foreign Policy should be plumped to aid us rubes in understanding the best path to take.

    Posted by: Gumby at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM (2LelM)

    178 >>Libs use 'unsafe.' They do that to imply 'dangerous' without having to show what the 'danger' is.


    "Gun safety" is their code for gun control.

    Posted by: josephistan at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM (7HtZB)

    179 Sorry you had to bury your cat, Mr. Vic.

    mine broke one of my Grandma's little china chickens last night and I wanted to beat her. But when I leave for work and I see her sitting in the window watching me leave, or when I come home and she's watching me come home, I'm sure glad she's here.

    What's a little broken china?

    Posted by: booknlass at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM (xGMkv)

    180 169 >>Libs use 'unsafe.' They do that to imply 'dangerous' without having to show what the 'danger' is.


    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:46 AM (W+vEI)

    ==============

    It's not even just that.

    It's about "feeling unsafe".

    "The existence of your gun makes me feel unsafe, therefore I need you to get rid of it."

    We need to adopt the language right back.

    "The existence of my gun makes me feel safe. The absence of my gun will make me feel unsafe."

    Then it's just a simple battle of experienced life, meaning that the original argument of feeling unsafe should have no real influence on anyone listening in on the argument (all arguments are about the watchers, not the participants).

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 08:49 AM (9ZlHt)

    181 140
    123 I'm the gift that keeps on giving.

    Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky

    ____________________



    I still remember watching him on some morning t.v. show back in
    2008, and the host asked him about his lack of foreign policy
    experience, and he answered that he had taken several classes in foreign
    policy as an undergrad at Columbia, so certainly he was more than
    qualified to be President of the United States and directing all our
    foreign policy!



    It was one of the first (but not the last) "OMG, this clueless idiot
    can't really be on track to become the next president" moment I had in
    that campaign season.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (fqUgw)


    I always thought Barky was the guy who literally didn't know how to do anything, but he thought he was so smaht that he could manage the people who know how to do things. Basically the worst type of manager in the world.

    Ironically he was trained as a lawyer, not a manager......like PDT who has a degree from the Wharton Business School if I remember correctly.



    Posted by: Judas Priest at April 09, 2018 08:49 AM (ymnmz)

    182 Rocker sock off

    Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 09, 2018 08:50 AM (ymnmz)

    183 With McCain, Graham and Morning Blow it's always America Last. Given what we've learned over the last few years, who would be shocked to learn this gas attack, if it even happened, is the handiwork of ISIS and the Western intelligence agencies and media know it? Timing a bit cute given this is the rebel last redoubt and America is turning attention to the actual war on its own border.

    Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at April 09, 2018 08:50 AM (R6x/4)

    184 Morning Horde. It's a bit less like winter in SEPA and there's this green stuff on the lawn where the snow used to be so I'm just going to go ahead and call it spring.

    Syria: I feel bad for the people caught in the middle. That said, there are no good guys there. It's a hazardous waste situation in progress and our task is to keep it from leaking into Israel and Iraq and otherwise leave it alone.

    Election Year Tactics: Yeah, "They'll try to impeach Trump if they win" is the best I could come up with too. It's not great, but that and "You've got more in your pocket and they'll try to take it back" are pretty much what the GOP has. A competent party apparatus could do okay with those two tools. Then there's the GOP.

    Random: The lamentations of the bureaucracy are music to my soul. Even now I can hear the wailing wafting up from DC. More decimations, please.

    Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 09, 2018 08:50 AM (RD7QR)

    185 >>We need to adopt the language right back.

    "The existence of my gun makes me feel safe. The absence of my gun will make me feel unsafe."



    Yes, THIS!!

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:50 AM (W+vEI)

    186 Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2018 08:40 AM (/tuJf)

    We'll see, won't we? And BTW, IF it delivers the information as promised and leads to prosecution of Skankles and Barky administration officials, I am fully prepared to eat my share of crow.

    The real test will be whether or not the DoJ has the stones to prosecute. There are some remedial actions that can be taken by PDTS but the lion's share has to be done by Sessions and the DoJ.

    Sessions is either going to be the guy that saves the country, or the guy who sets the trajectory to it's failure.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 09, 2018 08:50 AM (0izt+)

    187 181 I always thought Barky was the guy who literally didn't know how to do anything, but he thought he was so smaht that he could manage the people who know how to do things. Basically the worst type of manager in the world.

    Ironically he was trained as a lawyer, not a manager......like PDT who has a degree from the Wharton Business School if I remember correctly.



    Posted by: Judas Priest at April 09, 2018 08:49 AM (ymnmz)

    ============

    My feeling is that he's gifted with a natural intelligence, but it's atrophied to nearly nothing from disuse. He's been told every day since college that he's the smartest person around, so he stopped trying to be smart.

    Brain is a muscle, and all that.

    It led to him being incredibly incurious about...seems like everything, doesn't it?

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 08:51 AM (9ZlHt)

    188 Eat in a real good Steak Joint in Pensacola FL this weekend.
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:38 AM (5y11N)

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

    Hah, my kids and I found a decent place to eat in Pensacola way back when. Funny thing is, we were about to leave first time we were there because of the lack of attention by the waitress. However, the owner, who had been keeping an eye on things, came over, sat down and asked how he could make things right.

    I don't remember exactly what we got out of the deal, but the next time we were in Pensacola, we ate there again.

    I believe Nick's was relatively new at the time. Gad, I cannot believe that was 15 years ago!

    Alright, just looked it up, New York Nick's! Looks like he closed down, though, a couple of years ago. Too bad, good guy.

    Posted by: Blake at April 09, 2018 08:51 AM (WEBkv)

    189 170 BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, said on Thursday it will offer new investment strategies and exchange-traded funds that exclude civilian firearms producers and retailers, following through on plans it outlined last month after a Florida high school massacre. "

    Understand what this really is: Blackrock is making an advertisement to appeal to Virtue-Signalling foundations and College Funds who will put their involvement in their Press Releases to their virtue signaling members and patrons. THEN, and this is the important part, Blackrock will charge double the normal fees and costs for a fund that performs significantly worse than just the market average, and all of the other funds out there as well. And they will laugh all the way to the virtual bank where they store their winnings.

    Because that's how virtue-signaling investments ALWAYS work out in the end. The people promoting them are always wolves and grifters inviting the sheep in to be sheared, and sometimes slaughtered.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 08:52 AM (V2Yro)

    190 You knuckle-draggers understand nothing about smart diplomacy. The way to peace with ISIL was compromise.

    Posted by: Barky at April 09, 2018 08:52 AM (NL+DJ)

    191
    In the "Springing Forward" link, there's an interesting take on the Omnibus.

    The House can use "rescission" to cut back spending with just a simple majority; they don't need a supermajority. And evidently, that is what is happening.

    Hmm...

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:52 AM (VM6ev)

    192 Posted by: Blake at April 09, 2018 08:51 AM (WEBkv)

    I ate at Jackson's Steak Joint

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 08:53 AM (5y11N)

    193 Your stupid ideas anger me, therefore you are unsafe in my presence. Please shut the fuck u
    p to keep yourself safe.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2018 08:54 AM (dmQI5)

    194 Anyone ask Brennan how all this chemical weapons came to be in Syria? Anyone want to trust the NSA, CIA or FBI on their 'intelligence'? Stay out, and plan on leaving. Unless we are there to win we have no business being the World's 1-Adam-12 squad car. Fuck them.

    Posted by: Gumby at April 09, 2018 08:54 AM (2LelM)

    195 167 Every time a foreign dignitary visited, when Cock Curious had a short presser with him or her, he sounded like the world's dumbest retard giving a fill-in-the-blanks recitation of brainless stereotypes that even Lurch wouldn't use. The MFM avoided them like soap and water since even they couldn't cover for their pet dunce.

    Posted by: Captain Hate


    There you go, punching above your weight again.

    Posted by: GnuBreed at April 09, 2018 08:54 AM (0ogQG)

    196 149
    Apparently, the DoJ will start releasing documents related to the OIG
    report sometime this week. If the scope and magnitude of the
    investigation is what is being reported, there's gonna be a whole lotta
    hate and discontent.



    https://tinyurl.com/yalvtwy7

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 09, 2018 08:37 AM (0izt+)


    Two Weeks!

    Posted by: Paper Boy From Better off Dead at April 09, 2018 08:54 AM (ymnmz)

    197 From my link at #161:

    >>"It's an en-masse way to cut off judicial review and due process for immigrants," said Lena Graber, a staff attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, an advocacy group in San Francisco.

    It is harsh. Which is sort of the idea...

    The worst argument against it I ever saw was a complaint that it was boring work for ADAs that meant they weren't being trained in other aspects of their jobs.

    Cue the violins...

    Posted by: Mama AJ at April 09, 2018 08:55 AM (mtfdF)

    198 >>Sessions is either going to be the guy that saves the country, or the guy who sets the trajectory to it's failure.

    Did you happen to catch Gowdy with Maria Bartiromo yesterday morning? He must have said 3 times when they were discussing document turnover that he wasn't expecting any documents used for grand jury work.

    He knows. They all know. There has been a grand jury for some time now. All this screaming about documents is kabuki designed to get politicians on tv, perish the thought a politician wanting to get face time on tv looking tough, but they've known for some time what has been going on.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2018 08:55 AM (/tuJf)

    199 >>Two Weeks!
    Posted by: Paper Boy From Better off Dead


    And don't make that face - it might freeze that way!

    Posted by: One Crazy Summer at April 09, 2018 08:55 AM (W+vEI)

    200 170 BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, said on Thursday it will offer new investment strategies and exchange-traded funds that exclude civilian firearms producers and retailers, following through on plans it outlined last month after a Florida high school massacre.

    Fuckers.
    Posted by: Under Fire at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (r9UYA)


    I reported about this a few months back. Black Rock, along with Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland a couple of other major institutions control virtually all the investment capita in the world - a few trillion.

    If they decide en masse which companies they will lend to and which they won't (think guns, oil and beef, etc) they will effectively be able to command a degree of control on global society that Marxists here and abroad could only dream about.

    That is a potential game changer, and in a very dangerous way.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:56 AM (VM6ev)

    201 BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, said on Thursday it will offer new investment strategies and exchange-traded funds that exclude civilian firearms producers and retailers, following through on plans it outlined last month after a Florida high school massacre.

    Fuckers.
    Posted by: Under Fire at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (r9UYA)

    Don't worry about it. These indexes and funds generally don't do well in the long run. I see them as a way that the fund managers scam morally upset investors.

    On the plus side, it'll keep demand down for the stocks they don't like and raise my current shares of all the other stocks for a bit.

    Posted by: Draki at April 09, 2018 08:56 AM (Y0byY)

    202 >>183 With McCain, Graham and Morning Blow it's always America Last. Given what we've learned over the last few years, who would be shocked to learn this gas attack, if it even happened, is the handiwork of ISIS and the Western intelligence agencies and media know it? Timing a bit cute given this is the rebel last redoubt and America is turning attention to the actual war on its own border.

    There's no doubt in my mind that this was attack was orchestrated by the Western intelligence agencies. None.

    Posted by: Under Fire at April 09, 2018 08:56 AM (r9UYA)

    203 What's a little broken china?

    Posted by: booknlass at April 09, 2018 08:48 AM


    Talk about broken China, I was watching a diet and nutrition show about other countries and their problems with obesity and diabetes. A very good reason to limit immigration. Extrapolating into another decade, every other Mexican is going to get diabetes. China has four times the diabetes rate as the USA.

    Modern 'convenience' foods are deadly for some DNA groups. Some mothers in some countries even mix nursing formula with Coke Cola because it's so cheap. Permanently stunting the growth and leaving the children forever more susceptible to diabetes.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 08:57 AM (LOgQ4)

    204 >>It's an en-masse way to cut off judicial review and due process for immigrants




    Where in the Constitution does it say we owe invaders due process and judicial review?

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:57 AM (W+vEI)

    205 204 >>It's an en-masse way to cut off judicial review and due process for immigrants

    Where in the Constitution does it say we owe invaders due process and judicial review?
    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:57 AM (W+vEI)


    "Out here, due process is a bullet!"

    - - John Wayne, from "The Green Berets"

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:58 AM (VM6ev)

    206 If the scope and magnitude of the investigation is what is being reported, there's gonna be a whole lotta hate and discontent.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead


    Right, day ending in 'y' then.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 08:59 AM (AM1GF)

    207 US officials: Israel struck Syrian airbase, informed us beforehand
    Hours after US denies launching airstrike on T-4 airbase in central Syria, and shortly after Russia points finger directly at a reticent Israel, senior American officials confirm Israeli jets carried out the bombing, informed the White House earlier.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:00 AM (5y11N)

    208 12 London will soon be eating dinner using only their hands and teeth. perhaps soup will be a wiser choice for them.
    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 07:32 AM (eaoOY)

    Chopsticks

    But only the square style chopsticks.
    No pointy round ones.

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 09, 2018 09:01 AM (hMwEB)

    209 If they decide en masse which companies they will lend to and which they won't (think guns, oil and beef, etc) they will effectively be able to command a degree of control on global society that Marxists here and abroad could only dream about.

    That is a potential game changer, and in a very dangerous way.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton


    So you can't engage in trade without complying in thought and deed. Accepting a mark on the head and the hand, as it were.

    Heard something about that once...just can't place it...

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 09:01 AM (AM1GF)

    210 Everytime McCain's corpse sends out a statement these days I'm reminded of just how totally screwed we were in the 2008 election. Hard core commie vs. War Forever Everywhere, and both lying constantly about the hate and contempt they both felt for actual Americans.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (V2Yro)

    211 Assad is a bad guy - Assad has used chemical weapons
    in the past because he has been shown that he can do it and get away
    with it over and over again. Assad is also a very stupid and desperate
    man, which is why he keeps doing stupid and desperate things.



    Give up trying to defend Assad - there's nothing to be gained by doing it, and he's not worth defending on any level.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (V2Yro)

    He's been winning , why suddenly desperate when Trump says he wants to leave?Will Syria become a happy place like libya when ISIS takes over?

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (RZ4iC)

    212 Vic, so sorry about your cat.

    I will practice my spell-casting on your neighbor and try to turn her into a cat...

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (hMwEB)

    213 187
    181 I always thought Barky was the guy who literally didn't know how to
    do anything, but he thought he was so smaht that he could manage the
    people who know how to do things. Basically the worst type of manager in
    the world.



    Ironically he was trained as a lawyer, not a manager......like PDT
    who has a degree from the Wharton Business School if I remember
    correctly.







    Posted by: Judas Priest at April 09, 2018 08:49 AM (ymnmz)



    ============



    My feeling is that he's gifted with a natural intelligence, but it's
    atrophied to nearly nothing from disuse. He's been told every day since
    college that he's the smartest person around, so he stopped trying to
    be smart.



    Brain is a muscle, and all that.



    It led to him being incredibly incurious about...seems like everything, doesn't it?

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 08:51 AM (9ZlHt)



    A Co-worker friend of mine made the case that B.O was the smahest guy to ever be president after all he went to Hahvahd. I pointed out that GW Bush went to Yale and Hahvhad so he must be twice as smaht, and that there was no objective proof in the public domain, by the hand of Barky, that showed he was anything other than a mundane intellect who was merely aggressive about his opinions. No further argument from anyone at the table full of lefties.
    I would put a weeks pay down that Wolf Blitzer would beat him at Jeopardy.

    Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (ymnmz)

    214 Everytime McCain's corpse sends out a statement these days I'm reminded of just how totally screwed we were in the 2008 election. Hard core commie vs. War Forever Everywhere, and both lying constantly about the hate and contempt they both felt for actual Americans.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (V2Yro)

    there should be a law...incapacitated assholes like McShit should be forced to resign. What a farce

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (5y11N)

    215 209
    So you can't engage in trade without complying in thought and deed. Accepting a mark on the head and the hand, as it were.

    Heard something about that once...just can't place it...
    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 09:01 AM (AM1GF)


    Your always free to go elsewhere to get venture capital. But considering they control 90% of that market....

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:03 AM (VM6ev)

    216 Good morning. Again.

    Earthquake I felt at 5:23 CDST (reported on ONT) confirmed 4.3 out near Perry OK, about 100+ miles away. Those long waves really travel out here in bedrock country! Haven't felt a quake in months.

    I almost got back to sleep from that, when the crazy bird outside the bedroom window started screaming at the sky.

    I tuned that out, and then the 6am orange and furry alarm clock started wandering around meowering loudly.

    I even ignored that, and was almost asleep again, when a leg cramp got me up and on my feet for the day. Love those! Not! Okay, okay, I'm up!

    So, washed, dressed, pets fed, me fed, coffee in hand, I'm ready at last to face (duh duh dunnnnh) the news.

    Just in time for the art thread, I suppose. As usual.

    Shoulda stayed up when the quake woke me?!!

    Posted by: mindful webworker - all shook up at April 09, 2018 09:03 AM (OZZ16)

    217 These two Veterans have spent 15,000 volunteer hours giving rides to disabled veterans to the hospitals for medical treatment:
    =====

    I know a couple of fellows who put in (and have for years) 10 hours a week at the local VA hospital.

    Then, there is this, which I am involved in:
    https://www.abccm.org/veterans-restoration-quarters

    You will only see a few Vets, because we do not publish pictures of them, unless they want them to be. What you will see is pictures of volunteers, who make things work.

    We are currently housing 250 Vets.

    Posted by: Just a guy at April 09, 2018 09:03 AM (AI/Vm)

    218 So you can't engage in trade without complying in thought and deed. Accepting a mark on the head and the hand, as it were.



    Heard something about that once...just can't place it...

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 09:01 AM (AM1GF)

    Uncanny...

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:03 AM (RZ4iC)

    219 We need to adopt the language right back.

    But, as we all know, the rules Leftists write for themselves do not apply to their enemies.

    'You feel unsafe? Good, H8R! You should!'

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 09:03 AM (oVJmc)

    220 Did you happen to catch Gowdy with Maria Bartiromo yesterday morning?

    I despise Sunday political talk shows so no, I didn't see it. And I wouldn't take Gowdy's word for anything more than what it is; words from a politician.

    Talk is cheap. It's time to put up or shut up. It's not like there isn't a grand jury and a prosecution team in place already. If what is being reported as going to come out is substantiated, there needs to be some charges and arrests associated with it.

    Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 09, 2018 09:04 AM (0izt+)

    221 214
    there should be a law...incapacitated assholes like McShit should be forced to resign. What a farce
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (5y11N)


    If his tumor started telling him to praise Trump, watch how fast that law would be enacted.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:04 AM (VM6ev)

    222 The pose of the little girl looks like a Renaissance painting. She looks exhausted from keeping her little brother alive. Heartbreaking.

    Posted by: pookysgirl at April 09, 2018 09:04 AM (XKZwp)

    223 votermom

    What's the best way to contact you? The email listed on the book horde contact page?

    I have something I'd like to discuss with you really quickly.

    Thanks!

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 09:04 AM (9ZlHt)

    224 @202

    The scales have been lifted from everyones eyes in you simply cannot trust anything or anyone.

    The entirety of our political institutions and agencies have been weaponized and corrupted.

    I dont know the way forward to change this situation but its not going to be had in the voting booth.

    Posted by: Kreplach at April 09, 2018 09:05 AM (uQwlf)

    225 TheJamesMadison, email me at votermom at gmail

    Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at April 09, 2018 09:05 AM (hMwEB)

    226 213 A Co-worker friend of mine made the case that B.O was the smahest guy to ever be president after all he went to Hahvahd. I pointed out that GW Bush went to Yale and Hahvhad so he must be twice as smaht, and that there was no objective proof in the public domain, by the hand of Barky, that showed he was anything other than a mundane intellect who was merely aggressive about his opinions. No further argument from anyone at the table full of lefties.
    I would put a weeks pay down that Wolf Blitzer would beat him at Jeopardy.
    Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 09, 2018 09:02 AM (ymnmz)

    =============

    W also kept reading vociferously. Obama only seems to read things that confirm what he wants confirmed.

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 09:05 AM (9ZlHt)

    227 there should be a law...incapacitated assholes like McShit should be forced to resign. What a farce
    Posted by: Nevergiveup

    Weekend at Bernie's was a documentary

    Posted by: Rick in SK at April 09, 2018 09:06 AM (FZYNt)

    228 >I would put a weeks pay down that Wolf Blitzer would beat him at Jeopardy.

    Ouch.


    He'd get a couple things wrong because he butchered the pronunciation.

    Posted by: Mama AJ at April 09, 2018 09:06 AM (mtfdF)

    229 So you can't engage in trade without complying in thought and deed. Accepting a mark on the head and the hand, as it were.



    Heard something about that once...just can't place it...

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 09:01 AM (AM1GF)

    Uncanny...
    Posted by: muckrack


    Beastly!

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 09, 2018 09:06 AM (YxTUV)

    230 Apropos of the censoring of Diamond and Silk on FB:
    1. I don't know what's more disturbing: that FB actually banned black conservatives for being conservative, or that they did so in the name of "safety" and "community"?
    2. Where is the Congressional Black Caucus?
    3. I would give $$ to a Go Fund Me page for a civil lawsuit designed to do discovery out the wazoo to expose the political gerrymandering at FB in all its rancid glory. Just post it, people will give.
    4. Must watch: Breitbart panel with Ann Coulter, Peter Schweitzer and a very insightful Prof of behavioral science (Prof Epstein) called "Masters of the Universe" --on the Google, FB info-oligopoly and the ways information is being manipulated without most people even being aware of it.

    For example, during the election season Google would "suggest" completing searches starting "Hillary Clinton is..." with terms like "awesome" and "winning" but of course DJT searches would be suggested with all kinds of negative drek. And, a considerable amount of research supporting that this type of suggestive search completion can actually persuade the suggestible (notably, "liberal Republicans")

    And yes, "Alexa" listens and records 24/7.
    *secures tin foil helmet with string*

    Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 09, 2018 09:07 AM (FLifI)

    231 198
    >>Sessions is either going to be the guy that saves the country, or the guy who sets the trajectory to it's failure.



    Did you happen to catch Gowdy with Maria Bartiromo yesterday
    morning? He must have said 3 times when they were discussing document
    turnover that he wasn't expecting any documents used for grand jury
    work.



    He knows. They all know. There has been a grand jury for some time
    now. All this screaming about documents is kabuki designed to get
    politicians on tv, perish the thought a politician wanting to get face
    time on tv looking tough, but they've known for some time what has been
    going on.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2018 08:55 AM (/tuJf)

    I'm dumb.
    This is good that they are aware that there is a Grand Jury, but just mugging for the cameras while the wheels turn slowly. The mugging for the camera is to fill the news void with harmless information so the lefty disinformation does not full dominate all news environments and news cycles, right?

    Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at April 09, 2018 09:07 AM (ymnmz)

    232 He'd get a couple things wrong because he butchered the pronunciation.

    "who are 'the Moops?'"


    Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 09, 2018 09:07 AM (tVWQB)

    233 If what is being reported as going to come out is substantiated, there needs to be some charges and arrests associated with it.

    Now THAT'S comedy gold, Jerry!

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 09, 2018 09:08 AM (kqsXK)

    234 Topless protester charges at Cosby as retrial begins...

    -
    Hmmmm. Not sure what the message is here.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:08 AM (+y/Ru)

    235 W also kept reading vociferously. Obama only seems to read things that confirm what he wants confirmed.

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 09:05 AM (9ZlHt)


    You know who else only read things that confirmed what he wanted confirmed?

    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (kqsXK)

    236 234 Topless protester charges at Cosby as retrial begins...

    -
    Hmmmm. Not sure what the message is here.
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

    Love them Pudding Pops

    Posted by: Bill Cosby at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (FZYNt)

    237 Warmonger McShit needs to never open his rotting shit hole again.

    Posted by: Hikaru at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (WDCYi)

    238 *meows incessantly at liquor cabinet*

    Posted by: Vic's new cat at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (dmQI5)

    239 236 234 Topless protester charges at Cosby as retrial begins...

    -
    Hmmmm. Not sure what the message is here.
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler

    Love them Pudding Pops
    Posted by: Bill Cosby at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (FZYNt)


    "Brain damage!!!"

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:10 AM (VM6ev)

    240 238 *meows incessantly at liquor cabinet*
    Posted by: Vic's new cat at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (dmQI5)


    Vic's neighbor's cat.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:10 AM (VM6ev)

    241 W also kept reading vociferously. Obama only seems to read things that confirm what he wants confirmed.

    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 09:05 AM (9ZlHt)

    You know who else only read things that confirmed what he wanted confirmed?
    Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


    Steiner!

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 09, 2018 09:10 AM (YxTUV)

    242 airstrike reports are very interesting - analyze them in light of the new strategic and military reality in the region. Israel was attacking a forward operating Iranian air base, from which Iranian military drone aircraft were based and being flown. (Syria's air assets are so degraded that they have little worth attacking anymore)

    And will Israel receive criticism? Only from Iranian allies. The Saudi are themselves preparing for a new Great War with Iran, so they will be high fiving Israel all the way, and so will Egypt, considering how al-Sisi has been tying himself to the Saudis lately.

    The Middle East has transitioned to a new stage of the fight, even thought the MSM doesn't report on it and most people don't realize it. There are now 2 great power blocks forming - Iran and it's allies, which are formidable since their weaponry is supplied by Russia and China (and they're going to regret that one day) and the Saudi-Egyptian-Gulf State minus Qatar block.

    And Israel is no longer staying out of the fray, but is becoming the Point of the Spear for the Saudi-led block. They had to, Iran is becoming too strong, thanks to Obama, and even Israel would have a hard time taking on Iran by itself.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

    243 204 >>It's an en-masse way to cut off judicial review and due process for immigrants

    Where in the Constitution does it say we owe invaders due process and judicial review?
    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 08:57 AM (W+vEI)
    ______________________

    They only due process illegal aliens should get is the opportunity to answer one question: did you enter the U.S. illegally?

    If the answer is no, show us your visa. If you don't have one, then you should be immediately deported. You shouldn't get 87 hearings and appeals over the next 15-25 years where you and your taxpayer-funded lawyer try to come up with new and improved ways to convince an immigration judge that you should get "asylum" because your husband beat you or you're scared of gang violence or whatever.

    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (fqUgw)

    244 My feeling is that he's gifted with a natural intelligence, but it's atrophied to nearly nothing from disuse. He's been told every day since college that he's the smartest person around, so he stopped trying to be smart.

    Brain is a muscle, and all that.

    It led to him being incredibly incurious about...seems like everything, doesn't it?
    Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 09, 2018 08:51 AM (9ZlHt)

    Pretty close, but I'm not sure that he's actually "gifted with a natural intelligence". More a skill at SEEMING than at being intelligent. My doubt comes from the fact that I can't see how so complete a solipsist can actually be smart.

    He should have become an actor, playing the smart virtuous black guy. That's really all he could do (provided someone else writes the words for him.)

    This exchange from #167 is on point:

    I still remember watching him on some morning t.v. show back in 2008, and the host asked him about his lack of foreign policy experience, and he answered that he had taken several classes in foreign policy as an undergrad at Columbia, so certainly he was more than qualified to be President of the United States and directing all our foreign policy!

    It was one of the first (but not the last) "OMG, this clueless idiot can't really be on track to become the next president" moment I had in that campaign season.
    Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 09, 2018 08:35 AM (fqUgw)

    Every time a foreign dignitary visited, when Cock Curious had a short presser with him or her, he sounded like the world's dumbest retard giving a fill-in-the-blanks recitation of brainless stereotypes that even Lurch wouldn't use. The MFM avoided them like soap and water since even they couldn't cover for their pet dunce.
    Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2018 08:44 AM (y7DUB)

    It worked because even the MFM are just (barely) smart enough to realize that it would entail work (on their part) to cover it up, but also because they
    are also not smart enough to see it as evidence of his shallowness. They are just a shallow and stupid, so of course they attribute the difficulty as being that the rest of us were too stoopid and raciss to she His Magnificence.

    It's a because of the total belief that appearance is the the only reality; what they see (and see only because it's what they are programmed to wish to see) is what is real.

    Posted by: George LeS at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (+TcCF)

    245 230 And yes, "Alexa" listens and records 24/7.
    *secures tin foil helmet with string*

    Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 09, 2018 09:07 AM (FLifI)


    And Alexa comes pre-installed on pretty much all Android phones now, and you are not able to delete it.

    Posted by: Hikaru at April 09, 2018 09:12 AM (WDCYi)

    246 173
    IIRC, the use of "unsafe" derives from Title IX, in that if a student reports that she feels unsafe then the university is obligated to act or be in violation of Title IX. Not surprised that its use would spill over into other areas such as social media.

    Yes, and its based on the emotions of the complainant. It's license to run wild with accusations that are their own proof.
    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 08:47 AM (oVJmc)

    And of course women - especially college age women - are unemotional and rational creatures.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 09:12 AM (NWiLs)

    247 Its worth noting that Facebook has been used numerous times to broadcast suicides and shootings, yet they continue to livestream...no talk of that being 'unsafe.'

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 09:12 AM (oVJmc)

    248 >>The mugging for the camera is to fill the news void with harmless information so the lefty disinformation does not full dominate all news environments and news cycles, right?

    Sure has kept everyone's attention focused on it and anxious to see the report and following steps.

    It will still be difficult to explain the breadth and scope of this corruption to a public that has the attention span of a flea and is so intensely partisan.

    The new prosecutor Lausch has experience dealing with political corruption and putting dirty cops in jail.

    Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2018 09:12 AM (/tuJf)

    249 John McCain: Going out with a bang lie.

    McCain takes his Trump criticism to a whole new level, suggesting blame for chemical weapons attack in Syria

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:13 AM (+y/Ru)

    250 And Alexa comes pre-installed on pretty much all Android phones now, and you are not able to delete it.
    Posted by: Hikaru

    God help her when she hears me release a chocolate hostage

    Posted by: Rick in SK at April 09, 2018 09:13 AM (FZYNt)

    251 While I am extremely concerned about the potential that Syria has to
    become a flashpoint for a nasty regional conflict, I am equally
    concerned about expanding our presence there
    ---
    I'm mainly concerned with the fact that Syria is a total waste of our time.

    If Iran is the problem, we should be bombing Iran, not the proxy they set up so we could bomb something that doesn't much affect them.

    Posted by: Methos at April 09, 2018 09:13 AM (XQvuQ)

    252 242 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

    Israel and the Saudis need to pull a Fast and Furious across the Gulf and give weapons to the Iranian civilians. Even pistols can cause damage. Especially in the dark.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:13 AM (VM6ev)

    253 >>For example, during the election season Google would "suggest" completing searches starting "Hillary Clinton is..." with terms like "awesome" and "winning" but of course DJT searches would be suggested with all kinds of negative drek.



    Another blog I frequent has been getting trolls that are all about the "flat earth" comments - accusing people of believing it, saying people who believe that are akin to child molesters, etc..
    Strange. Wondered where all this flat-earth stuff came from.

    It appears that this started with Obama likening people who don't believe in AGW to flat-earthers, but since then there has a proliferation of conspiracy theory-ish YouTube videos claiming that the world really is flat and that - get this! - the government has been lying to you , and here's why blah blah blah.

    This technique, similar to the birther stuff - likening skepticism in something to something completely extreme, obviously bananas - is detailed in Cass Sunstein's "Nudge."

    Think the online trolling and internet co./social media co. manipulation is going to off the charts leading up to the 2018 elections.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 09:14 AM (W+vEI)

    254 even Israel would have a hard time taking on Iran by itself.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

    Well not really, but then I am not sure what you mean by that?

    Short of a nuclear threat, Iran does not have the where with all to project all the much power to be an existential threat to Israel other than an annoying presence on the border.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:14 AM (5y11N)

    255 238 *meows incessantly at liquor cabinet*
    Posted by: Vic's new cat at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (dmQI5)


    Cats are very susceptible to alcoholism, to the point that they are used as test subjects for studies on alcoholism.

    That cat would come pre-addicted.

    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 09, 2018 09:15 AM (bZ7mE)

    256 >>>138
    Assad is a bad guy - Assad has used chemical weapons in the past because he has been shown that he can do it and get away with it over and over again. Assad is also a very stupid and desperate man, which is why he keeps doing stupid and desperate things.

    Give up trying to defend Assad - there's nothing to be gained by doing it, and he's not worth defending on any level.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 08:34 AM (V2Yro)
    _________
    Assad is a bad guy, yes. In fact, there are a lot of bad guys in the world. Putin is a bad guy. So is Soros and many many others.

    Being a bad guy does not mean we should go and do a #McCainTardSmash4ISIS

    Therefore, we should give no more than a single raised cheek fart, fully clothed, over whether or not Assad gassed someone.

    Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at April 09, 2018 09:15 AM (EVjpz)

    257 240
    238 *meows incessantly at liquor cabinet*

    Posted by: Vic's new cat at April 09, 2018 09:09 AM (dmQI5)





    Vic's neighbor's cat.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:10 AM (VM6ev)


    My neighbor's last cat fell into her pool and drowned because he couldn't climb out.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 09:16 AM (mpXpK)

    258 Vic's neighbor needs to get a saint Bernard always has the cask handy for her.

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 09:16 AM (eaoOY)

    259 "2. Where is the Congressional Black Caucus?"

    Where? They are having champagne and cheering and high-fiving each other endlessly over this, because Every Single One of them almost certainly wrote a letter to Facebook asking them to do this.

    The CBC members are the most despicably racist members of Congress, which is even worse them all being the worst thieves and embezzlers in Congress, as well as the worst mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, and vipers - well you know.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:16 AM (V2Yro)

    260
    And Israel is no longer staying out of the fray,
    but is becoming the Point of the Spear for the Saudi-led block. They
    had to, Iran is becoming too strong, thanks to Obama, and even Israel
    would have a hard time taking on Iran by itself.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

    Israel has been in the fray bombing iran and hesbolla many times in syria , nothing new.

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (RZ4iC)

    261 The CBC members are the most despicably racist members of Congress, which is even worse them all being the worst thieves and embezzlers in Congress, as well as the worst mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, and vipers - well you know.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:16 AM (V2Yro)


    Free will Baptists

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (NWiLs)

    262 254 even Israel would have a hard time taking on Iran by itself.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:11 AM (V2Yro)

    Well not really, but then I am not sure what you mean by that?

    Short of a nuclear threat, Iran does not have the where with all to project all the much power to be an existential threat to Israel other than an annoying presence on the border.
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:14 AM (5y11N)


    The other X factor that is now gone from the headlines is the civilian unrest. Yes, much has been seemingly quelled by the goon squads, but the citizenry are still angry and want the mullahs ousted.

    If Iran were to somehow send it's ground forces to Syria to try and do something insane like invade Israel or try and fight the IDF in Lebanon or Syria, they would leave the country open to be toppled from within.

    Discuss!

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (VM6ev)

    263 oh poor kitty!

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (eaoOY)

    264 World Cup BLOODBATH: Russian hooligans warn England fans 'Prepare to DIE'...


    And this is over soccer?

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (+y/Ru)

    265 Therefore, we should give no more than a single raised cheek fart, fully clothed, over whether or not Assad gassed someone.
    Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at April 09, 2018 09:15 AM (EVjpz)

    Not really. Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of any lunatic is always a concern for anyone. Those "weapons" could just as easily fall into or be given to enemies of the US and find their way here to a US Base or interest over seas.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (5y11N)

    266 Is it just a coincidence that Communism said for years that given access to our children, they would use them to destroy our nation.

    And now, after socialism has invaded our institutes of learning for over a generation, High School students are telling us to our faces that they are the new power in this nation, and we need to either obey them, or be replaces.

    Just coincidence...
    I suppose.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (EyPfd)

    267 My neighbor's last cat fell into her pool and drowned because he couldn't climb out.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 09:16 AM (mpXpK)

    They'd probably been drinking.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (NWiLs)

    268 Aye, there's the rub. Facebook is just the foot in the door to the entire shooting match. As much as I dislike FB and Zuckerberg, it's a slippery slope. And his mea culpa is about as genuine as a Bill Clinton alibi. He WANTS the government to regulate him because, no matter who is president, the bureaucracy in DC will always be leftist.

    What I would like to see is Amazon and Google broken up in an anti-trust suit.
    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 08:38 AM (VM6ev)

    That is dead-on target correct. Unfortunately, such ideas as breaking up behemoths are not the way progs and tame pols think. They like the behemoths, just so long as they can bend them to their will. Doing so to many companies is too much work. So they will unerringly fix on the one policy sure to make things worse.

    Posted by: George LeS at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (+TcCF)

    269 257 My neighbor's last cat fell into her pool and drowned because he couldn't climb out.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 09:16 AM (mpXpK)

    Dang, did you have to tell me that?

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (VM6ev)

    270 Looked up Chuck McCann on Wikipedia. Quite a list of credits. Not familiar with most of them, but I'll never forget Spiros Antonapoulos in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

    And then there was his Oscar-nominated performance as the enthusiastic neighbor with the catch phrase "Hi, guy!" who appeared on the other side of a shared medicine cabinet in Right Guard antiperspirant commercials.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - no biz like show biz like no biz I know at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (OZZ16)

    271 Think that "Diamond and Pearl" are (were?)Democrats who happen to love Trump. Nothing wrong with that, it just demonstrates how simply being a vocal supporter of Trump gets you suspended.

    Posted by: Lizzy at April 09, 2018 09:19 AM (W+vEI)

    272 249 John McCain: Going out with a bang lie.

    McCain takes his Trump criticism to a whole new level, suggesting blame for chemical weapons attack in Syria
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:13 AM (+y/Ru)

    Somebody needs to stick a catheter in McCain's skull and set up a caffeine IV for the tumor, because it obviously has been repeatedly hitting the snooze button. Out of the rack, dude!

    Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 09, 2018 09:19 AM (RD7QR)

    273 "If Iran were to somehow send it's ground forces to Syria to try and do something insane like invade Israel or try and fight the IDF in Lebanon or Syria, they would leave the country open to be toppled from within.

    Discuss!"

    Unfortunately I think this type of adventure would be as likely to rally the Iranians 'round the ol' Islamic flag as to destabilize the regime.

    Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 09, 2018 09:19 AM (FLifI)

    274 High School students are telling us to our faces that they are the new power in this nation, and we need to either obey them, or be replaces.

    Just coincidence...
    I suppose.
    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



    --
    They haven't seen pushback yet.


    Yet.

    Posted by: rickb223 at April 09, 2018 09:19 AM (YxTUV)

    275 264 World Cup BLOODBATH: Russian hooligans warn England fans 'Prepare to DIE'...

    And this is over soccer?
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (+y/Ru)


    Too late, Ivan. England's already dead.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (VM6ev)

    276 If Iran were to somehow send it's ground forces to Syria to try and do something insane like invade Israel or try and fight the IDF in Lebanon or Syria, they would leave the country open to be toppled from within.


    Iran does not have the ability to move masses of men to Israel's border without being spotted and destroyed ini transit. Iran is not invading Israel in this lifetime. Their threat to Israel is with Missiles and WMD.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (5y11N)

    277 j.j i know right!?

    ruined my morning.
    Had a 2 yr old neighbor child fall into the neighbors pool, lived but total brain damage. I think about that day all the time.

    horrible

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (eaoOY)

    278
    So we have something like 30 million people in this country with a genetic predisposition to diabetes when consuming a western diet. You think health-care is expensive now, just wait.

    Diabetes is usually only the first act in the play, followed by heart disease, cancer, stroke. But they'll put a nickel a gallon tax on soda and that will fix everything.

    Posted by: Forgot My Nic at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (LOgQ4)

    279 264 World Cup BLOODBATH: Russian hooligans warn England fans 'Prepare to DIE'...


    And this is over soccer?
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (+y/Ru)

    Drunken Euros take their footy VERY seriously. Because what the hell, they've got nothing else to structure their lives.

    Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 09, 2018 09:21 AM (RD7QR)

    280 273 Unfortunately I think this type of adventure would be as likely to rally the Iranians 'round the ol' Islamic flag as to destabilize the regime.
    Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 09, 2018 09:19 AM (FLifI)


    Just the opposite. Invading one's own country tends to rally even reticent citizenry. Sending your sons to die on foreign soil turns the thing into Vietnam or Afghanistan.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:21 AM (VM6ev)

    281 And then there was his Oscar-nominated performance as the enthusiastic neighbor with the catch phrase "Hi, guy!" who appeared on the other side of a shared medicine cabinet in Right Guard antiperspirant commercials.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - no biz like show biz like no biz I know at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (OZZ16)

    Mona!?

    Posted by: BignJames at April 09, 2018 09:21 AM (0+nbW)

    282 "No Excuses:There is never a reason to carry a knife"(the UK sinks deeper into shit)


    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/293568/

    Posted by: steevy at April 09, 2018 09:22 AM (LiyEm)

    283 Not really. Weapons of mass destruction in the
    hands of any lunatic is always a concern for anyone. Those "weapons"
    could just as easily fall into or be given to enemies of the US and find
    their way here to a US Base or interest over seas.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (5y11N)

    The gas used in Syria is DIY level , isis has them.

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:22 AM (RZ4iC)

    284 Chuck McCann will live in eternity as the Alan Hale Jr. stand-in for Bob Denver in 'Far Out Space Nuts.'

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 09:22 AM (oVJmc)

    285
    NOOD.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:23 AM (VM6ev)

    286 World Cup BLOODBATH: Russian hooligans warn England fans 'Prepare to DIE'...



    And this is over soccer?

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 09, 2018 09:17 AM (+y/Ru)





    Too late, Ivan. England's already dead.

    Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (VM6ev)

    The Brits, yes, but the new Brits may get kind of stabby on Ivan.

    Posted by: Methos at April 09, 2018 09:23 AM (XQvuQ)

    287 "Short of a nuclear threat, Iran does not have the where with all to project all the much power to be an existential threat to Israel other than an annoying presence on the border."

    You may not realize what some of Iran's long term goals are. Iran already has effective control of Lebanon through Hezbollah, and effective control of Iraq through the Shiite Government and militias there. If Iran is able to cement control of Syria through it's support of Assad, Iran will be able to peacefully move a several hundred thousand man army through uncontested territory to Israel's northern border, and once Iran has nukes, they count on being able to blackmail Israel into accepting that with the threat of losing Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

    Why would Iran do this? Because to retake Israel would establish the Shiite Iranians as the true heirs of Mohammed, and they would then move to supplant the Saudis as the True Custodian of Mecca. They would also then take control of *all* of the regions oil resources, and establish a new Islamic Persian Empire as a revived Great Power.

    I'm not saying they can accomplish that, but it is definitely their plan. Trying to find a way to counter that is what is motivating almost all of recent actions of the young Saudi Crown Prince.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:23 AM (V2Yro)

    288 277
    j.j i know right!?



    ruined my morning.

    Had a 2 yr old neighbor child fall into the neighbors pool, lived but total brain damage. I think about that day all the time.



    horrible

    Posted by: willow at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (eaoOY)

    I had a six foot board fence around my pool and if I wasn't out there I kept the fence gate locked. I had a lawyer tell me if they were big enough to climb over that fence they were big enough to know better.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 09:23 AM (mpXpK)

    289 Sidebar use of "doucheweasel". What's with douche + random words? Some work better than others so I'll just try spitballin... That Billy Joe Jim Bob is real douchecamaro. douchebucket doucheballoon douchebunny douchesalad douchekitten douchemuffin doucheknob doucehelmet douchepucker douchebowl douchegunner doucheparade douchepicker doucherider douchecandy

    I'm done here....

    Posted by: MSTisdale at April 09, 2018 09:23 AM (1Mv4o)

    290 Art is up.

    Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (kTF2Z)

    291 Their threat to Israel is with Missiles and WMD.

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:20 AM (5y11N)

    I disagree, at least in part. They have thousands of proxies in Lebanon and Syria who could be formed into fighting units to supplement Hezballah. It will get nasty.

    Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (wYseH)

    292
    The gas used in Syria is DIY level , isis has them.
    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:22 AM (RZ4iC)

    I am sure they do. So?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (5y11N)

    293 My neighbor's last cat fell into her pool and drowned because he couldn't climb out.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party


    Why on Earth does anyone have a swimming pool anymore? I swear the things are far more trouble than they are worth.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (AM1GF)

    294 Trump starts talking about pulling out of Syria, against the wishes of the Deep State, and all of a sudden Assad decides it's time for a chemical attack on his own people.

    Really?

    Are the bulk of the people in the world that gullible that they would believe this? I know CNN and MSNBC are, but who else could be that stupid?

    Fuck.

    Posted by: Jwest at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (/roJx)

    295 >>They only due process illegal aliens should get is the opportunity to answer one question: did you enter the U.S. illegally?

    Yeah, I always laughed at the gasping over the, well, STREAMLINING part of Operation Streamline.

    "How dare you act like it's a simple matter."

    Um, well, how can I explain this to you?

    Posted by: Mama AJ at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (mtfdF)

    296 While we're invading Syria for da bad guy gone a gassin let's also

    Invade n.korea bad guy starves da peeps.
    Invade Nigeria b/c Boko be stealing da ladies
    Invade China b/c muh one child policy does abortions
    Invade England b/c bad guys doin da child rapes
    Invade Indonesia for eatin da puppers
    Invade Iran for all dat opressions
    Invade S.Africa for killin da whiteys
    Invade Turkey for da Constantinople
    Invade Russia b/c muh Putin

    Invade everywhere always because there's always a bad guy somewhere. We'll call in the John McCain Brain Cancer and Mental Dementia DoublePlusGood Memorial War

    Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at April 09, 2018 09:25 AM (EVjpz)

    297 "No Excuses:There is never a reason to carry a knife"(the UK sinks deeper into shit)

    And the criminal stabbed by a pensioner in his home was carrying a screwriver., so go after screwdrivers. And hammers. And pointed sticks. And fists. And...

    Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 09, 2018 09:25 AM (oVJmc)

    298 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 09:23 AM (V2Yro)

    iran does not have the air power or transport capability to move a force of that size that long a distance without being noticed, intercepted, and destroyed. I am sure your right about their intentions, it is their capibilities that fall short

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:26 AM (5y11N)

    299 And yes, "Alexa" listens and records 24/7.
    *secures tin foil helmet with string*


    One of my kids loves gadgets and actually bought it for his house. Whenever we are there and we talk about it we have to refer to it as "she who must not be named". A complete generational difference. I would not in any way, shape or form allow that thing into my house. Younger ones pay money to have it there. We're doomed.

    Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 09, 2018 09:26 AM (kUmUV)

    300 I am sure they do. So?

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (5y11N)

    There's no point in taking out assad for weapons mccains ISIS can build.The migrant flows from an even more destroyd syria will damage europe.

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:28 AM (RZ4iC)

    301 I'm not, in principle opposed to doing anything about Assad, but I'm not for it either. The question isn't just "is there a bad guy somewhere in the world doing bad things?" Because the answer is obviously yes. The question is how you plan to end up with a better situation in the long run by acting against him, given that the people he's doing the bad stuff to are also largely bad people.

    After being involved in conflict in the Middle East for my entire adult life, I don't have a lot of confidence in our betters to achieve the solution to that second question.

    Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at April 09, 2018 09:29 AM (mk7Bj)

    302 293 Why on Earth does anyone have a swimming pool anymore? I swear the things are far more trouble than they are worth.

    Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at April 09, 2018 09:24 AM (AM1GF)

    The electricity for the pumps used to cost me an arm and a leg. Since my daughter grew up and left it never got used so I had it covered up.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2018 09:29 AM (mpXpK)

    303 >>>Not really. Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of any lunatic is always a concern for anyone. Those "weapons" could just as easily fall into or be given to enemies of the US and find their way here to a US Base or interest over seas.
    Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 09, 2018 09:18 AM (5y11N)
    _______
    Cause for concern, of course. Completely agree. For example We have NORAD because the Russians have Nukes.

    No ond is saying we should build an blanket fort and go la-la all is well all is well with our hands over our eyes.

    But Invade Syria? Nope.

    Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at April 09, 2018 09:29 AM (EVjpz)

    304 Hoping Diamond and Silk brings a class action lawsuit against Zuckerberg. If these women are a threat to the community then all conservatives are and will be silenced by the Tech giants.

    Posted by: redridinghood at April 09, 2018 09:30 AM (PvFoN)

    305 But Invade Syria? Nope.

    Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at April 09, 2018 09:29 AM (EVjpz)

    It'll be quick and cheap, as in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Posted by: muckrack at April 09, 2018 09:34 AM (RZ4iC)

    306 Or Trump could just go all in with the Kurds and set them up as a new power player in the Middle East. Pull out of Turkey and declare Syria a no fly zone and shoot down any Turkish jets and bomb the shit out of their forces in Syria. Then give the Kurds modern weapons and turn them loose with implicit consent to grab whatever land they can from Iran and Turkey. Back them up with some special forces if needed but on a temporary basis only long enough to knock any resistance in Syria from Turkey or Iran back on its heels. The end goal would be a free Kurdistan with access to the sea in what was Syria. Then whatever base we had in Turkey would be moved to Kurdish controlled Syria and the Russians and Iranians would be kicked to the curb..

    Posted by: southdakotaconservative at April 09, 2018 09:51 AM (CuDAv)

    307 Note how the MSM is framing the Pruitt apartment thing - "$50 per night". As if that were cheap.

    Compared to a hotel in the DC area, it is.

    But it's not a hotel, it's an apartment. 30 x 50 = 1500. That's about right for the near DC area. I had a $800/month place, but it was 25 miles from the office in Dale City.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 09, 2018 10:14 AM (2kiKp)

    308 "They hired him specifically because he was a conservative, and then fired him (almost immediately) because he dared to express a conservative thought."

    They hired him because he was a tame housepet, a Vichy Never-Trump conservative who could be relied upon to aim friendly fire at the only guy who is actually advancing conservative principles. He's a Goldilocks conservative--Trump is always too hot or too cold for him, never just right. That his editor got the interweb mob treatment is just gravy.

    Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 09, 2018 10:14 AM (Ndje9)

    309 Pruitt's rental should be compared to an AIRBNB 1 bedroom rate in someone's house, because that's what he was getting. It was not a hotel.

    It's telling how the left completely downplays and ignores the constant Death Threats that they themselves are making against Pruitt and his family, and then hey howl about how wrong it is for him to spend extra money on security to protect himself from all the threats that THEY are making.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2018 10:29 AM (V2Yro)

    310 Your head violates Community Standards.

    Posted by: Committee of Public Safety at April 09, 2018 10:44 AM (FLifI)

    311 How can the same people who say "Hamas is just using children in their war propaganda" also think that the rebels (ie al Qaeda and ISIS) wouldn't do the same in Syria? There is NO EVIDENCE that Assad used chemical weapons. I'm not saying he didn't do it, I'm saying that there's no evidence. If we're going to give Israel the benefit of the doubt - and we should - then the same standard applies across the board.

    Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 09, 2018 01:27 PM (e44Qj)

    312 https://bit.ly/2EdVEyc

    Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 09, 2018 01:29 PM (e44Qj)

    313 The above link is Putin agent and SecDef Mattis saying that Syria didn't use chem weapons the last time around.

    Posted by: bjstuggzzz at April 09, 2018 01:30 PM (e44Qj)

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