Morning Rant - Special Guest Ranter [Weasel]

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With the opening of congressional impeachment hearings into the activities of President Trump, I think it's fair to say the gloves have come off. From the time our government was formed each party has sought to achieve the advantage and control of the political process. It's human nature and a basic element of our political landscape. At some level, it's probably even healthy. I get that. No problem. But what do you do when one side isn't playing by the rules? What if one side seems to just be making shit up as they go along? What if one side has taken such great liberty with the accepted norms and practices of political discourse as to fundamentally change the process? This is where we are today. What do we do now? When is enough, enough?

Democrats are taking the first steps under the constitutional mechanism for impeaching the President. After all their failed attempts of the last three years, they have finally managed to convince themselves a crime has been committed and now they're trying to convince you. This is being done not for true criminal behavior, but rather because of sheer hatred for Donald Trump who represents a threat to the status quo and the well organized and profitable scam that is Big Government in Washington, D.C. The question becomes how does one respond when such egregious and flagrant assaults on common sense, due process and basic fairness are proceeding unchecked? The truth is, there don't appear to be many rules anymore and those which remain are discarded as they become politically inconvenient. Should the Democrats prevail, do we simply accept the results of their clown show and move on? Either way, can you imagine the circumstances in which we return to the "normal" political atmosphere of just 15 or 20 years ago?

Where do we go from here?

I'm reminded of a quote by Claire Wolfe:

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." – 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution (1996)

Twenty-three years ago Claire Wolfe thought we were at the tipping-point. Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM




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1 OT: first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:01 AM (q80AH)

2 damnit, lag killed me.

so top 5 i guess.

morning horde

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 14, 2019 11:01 AM (8D42x)

3 th

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 14, 2019 11:02 AM (BqBId)

4 did i make top 25?

Posted by: overit at November 14, 2019 11:02 AM (sI15f)

5 I'm feeling particularly rebellious this morning, so I want to talk about mammary gland artwork.

. . .

. . .

Okay, okay.

The "impeachment probe" is going tits-up.

Posted by: filbert at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (NiXyF)

6 Country will Balkanize before 2030

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (w1NOm)

7 Country will Balkanize before 2030

Optimist!

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (O7MnT)

8 A chimp is a type of weasel.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM (aS1PU)

9
top ten!!!

Posted by: Gooshy at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM (WlF9n)

10 Okay, okay.

The "impeachment probe" is going tits-up.
Posted by: filbert at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (NiXyF)


Yep, it is a total bust.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM (kUmUV)

11 Some hordian last week asked where Auntie Maxine has been, now that the impeachment proceedings/sham has begun. Good question! I must be missing something here...why is she so conspicuously quiet now that her signature request is finally here?!

Posted by: squeakywheel at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM (zKxD4)

12 I say shoot the bastards. They are not playing by the rules and undermining the Rule of Law every chance they get.
That should be the consequences.

Posted by: Scuba Dude at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM (Oq/TM)

13
Twenty-three years ago Claire Wolfe thought we were at the tipping-point. Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?
Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM

No, partly because of organic change and partly because of the march through the institutions. Ideas have consequences, and the people who come after us have their ideas. Some of their idiots are trying to get a revolution before that comes to fruition but if they keep their powder dry they can get it without fighting.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

14 So, if the dems retain the House, take the Senate and win the White House and try to implement their agenda, what then?

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 14, 2019 11:06 AM (OOOuF)

15 This too is an artifact of Preezy Shit Midas.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 14, 2019 11:06 AM (pw+jk)

16 Weasel!
Oh good!

Can't wait until we reach a hundred, I have a gun question.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:06 AM (axyOa)

17 >>Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?

Good question.Probably not.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (bDqIh)

18 Not sure I agree with the entire quote.

Posted by: ... at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (uEbPt)

19
Yep, it is a total bust

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Quite magnificent, but we only want to ask a few questions.

Posted by: Gooshy at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (WlF9n)

20 Some hordian last week asked where Auntie Maxine has
been, now that the impeachment proceedings/sham has begun. Good
question! I must be missing something here...why is she so
conspicuously quiet now that her signature request is finally here?!


Posted by: squeakywheel at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM

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There is a whole bunch of people keeping their mouths shut lately on the democrat side. They shot their "star witness" bolt yesterday and it blew up before it left the crossbow.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (JUOKG)

21 How is the wife, Diogenes?

Posted by: ... at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (uEbPt)

22 So, if the dems retain the House, take the Senate and win the White House and try to implement their agenda, what then?


Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 14, 2019 11:06 AM (OOOuF)

The Republicans revert back to their traditional role as the Washington Generals of American Politics and that's that.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (77WPm)

23 Sadly, the lack of civics education in the public schools over the past decades has eroded the understanding of our government. Far too few recognize the existential threat to the republic posed by the Democrats weaponizing impeachment. If this kangaroo court succeeds in Impeaching the President, no future President is safe. However if it fails, future impeachment efforts are doomed regardless of the actions of any future President as the cry will be "you're just doing what the Pelosi House Democrats did in 2019" regardless of the true justification for any future impeachment.

Posted by: StrategicCorporalUSMC at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (CPbFX)

24 Since I can't buy the Reps that did such a great job yesterday (Ratcliffe, Jordan, Nunes, etc.) a drink, I've been thinking about sending each of their campaigns $25. They were terrific, even if msm refuses to recognize it.

Posted by: Ever at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (ZZDMQ)

25 I don't think we will recognize the country in 20 years. Either it will revert back to a Constitutional republic where the different branches of government do their jobs (like pass budgets instead of CRs) and the rule of law is observed, or we will get the fruits of the anarchy that is being planted now where we have "sanctuaries" from the laws the denizens don't like. Eventually the republic will shatter if we have the latter.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (U7k5w)

26 Was reading some more details of how much Mattis did to help promote Theranos. I wonder if he even got to bang Elizabeth Holmes for all his trouble.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:08 AM (N4xQB)

27 Okay, okay.

The "impeachment probe" is going tits-up.
Posted by: filbert at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (NiXyF)

Yep, it is a total bust.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 14, 2019 11:04 AM


The fun is gone from those air bags.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:08 AM (axyOa)

28 The Republicans revert back to their traditional role as the Washington Generals of American Politics and that's that.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (77WPm)

===
REVERT BACK?!?!?!?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 14, 2019 11:08 AM (pw+jk)

29 It's only a question of time before the Republic is lost.

Posted by: Sherpa_K2 at November 14, 2019 11:08 AM (BsCoj)

30 You make a good point, Chimpine Amanpour. A society where you don't have a free media- where a conspiracy controls the public Internet and terminated dissenting voices- isn't capable of governing itself. When they strain at gnats and swallow camels- impeach over nothing while hunting down people who expose their pedophile cover-ups- then the elite influence has become maximally harmful to this country.

Luckily, the fields most governed by Calvinball rules- law, media, and government- are also the ones where purging that minority can have relatively few casualties.

After all, who's going to die for Calvinball?

Posted by: trev006 at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (V+8Zu)

31 Yep, it is a total bust

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Quite magnificent, but we only want to ask a few questions.
Posted by: Gooshy

*golf clap*

Posted by: Tinker at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (z1DPh)

32 The fun is gone from those air bags.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:08 AM (axyOa)


The Democrats Use Implants.

Posted by: filbert at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (NiXyF)

33 25 I don't think we will recognize the country in 20 years. Either it will revert back to a Constitutional republic where the different branches of government do their jobs (like pass budgets instead of CRs) and the rule of law is observed, or we will get the fruits of the anarchy that is being planted now where we have "sanctuaries" from the laws the denizens don't like. Eventually the republic will shatter if we have the latter.
Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019


*
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Like oatmeal raisin cookies . . . but don't look now, those raisins are actually dead flies.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (Ejm1K)

34 Be kind to your web footed friends
Because a duck could be somebody's mother

Officials Encourage Residents To Kill Invasive Ducks Running Amok In TX...

PEARLAND, Texas (CBS Local) - Muscovy ducks are taking over a town in Texas and residents are now being encouraged to trap or even shoot them in some cases.

The City of Pearland is allowing landowners and homeowner's associations (HOAs) to "address the ducks as seen fit, and within legal parameters, by the HOA or the landowner. "

Pearland is designated as a bird sanctuary city but the Muscovy duck is considered an invasive species from Central and South America and are therefore not protected.

https://cbsloc.al/33JlKG2

So you can shoot Russkie ducks who cross the border illegally.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

35 Nancy is not having fun today.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (ZLI7S)

36 Nancy is not having fun today.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (ZLI7S)


Bag, no fun.

Posted by: filbert at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (NiXyF)

37 How is the wife, Diogenes?


Posted by: ... at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM


***

Doing well, thanks for asking.
She I sore, but sleeping well and keeping up a good attitude. We learn today what radiation protocol she will need.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (axyOa)

38 I don't think we will recognize the country in 20
years. Either it will revert back to a Constitutional republic where the
different branches of government do their jobs (like pass budgets
instead of CRs) and the rule of law is observed, or we will get the
fruits of the anarchy that is being planted now where we have
"sanctuaries" from the laws the denizens don't like. Eventually the
republic will shatter if we have the latter.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (U7k5w)

Take a good long look at California. That is what ever mid-sized or larger urban area in the USA is going to look like in 25-years and the country will be a generation away from looking, nationally, like Venezuela today.
Yes, I'm totally serious about that.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (77WPm)

39 Nancy looks a wee bit nervous

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (rpxSz)

40 Hi Weasel!! *waves*

Very well said.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (BLT3V)

41 35 Nancy is not having fun today.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (ZLI7S)

Maybe if she put her dentures in and had a glass of wine...

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (RD7QR)

42 The "impeachment probe" is going tits-up.

The jugs have been smashed.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (ZGrMX)

43 35 Nancy is not having fun today.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (ZLI7S)

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She should go to a trampoline park.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:11 AM (q80AH)

44
There is no going back as far as political agenda for the Democrats. Their policy positions include infanticide up to and after birth, open borders and instant citizenship plus welfare for at least 30 million foreigners here illegally, censorship and an end to religious liberty (excluding Islam), confiscation of all firearms, confiscatory taxes, nationalization of industry, mass Ludditism, abandonment of Israel and our other allies around the world, and on and on.

These are all being espoused now by their presidential candidates. That is the new baseline for them.

When next they get power, then it's lights out America.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2019 11:11 AM (zBaqJ)

45 The Republicans revert back to their traditional role as the Washington Generals of American Politics and that's that.



Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (77WPm)

===
REVERT BACK?!?!?!?



Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 14, 2019 11:08 AM (pw+jk)

Fair point. Outside Trump they're as useless as (insert your favorite quip for "utterly fucking useless" here)

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:11 AM (77WPm)

46
*golf clap*
Posted by: Tinker

*bow*

Posted by: Gooshy at November 14, 2019 11:11 AM (WlF9n)

47 Nancy funbags will soon be below her schmundie

not a good look

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:12 AM (rpxSz)

48 Take a good long look at California. That is what ever mid-sized or larger urban area in the USA is going to look like in 25-years and the country will be a generation away from looking, nationally, like Venezuela today.
Yes, I'm totally serious about that.
Posted by: DocJ


Will the fed gov continue to fund those areas in rebellion, or ????

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:12 AM (qBbz7)

49 I'm am liking the cut of this Congressman's jib, the one Ace posted about yesterday. Look at his response to Katie Hill re: tweeting Epstein conspiracy theories.
He really needs to work in an Acrostic "LOLGF" tweet!!
https://twitter.com/DrPaulGosar

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:12 AM (bDqIh)

50 The Republicans revert back to their traditional role as the Washington Generals of American Politics and that's that.
Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

We all have our little parts to play.

Posted by: GOPe at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (Z2naF)

51 47 Nancy funbags will soon be below her schmundie

not a good look
Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:12 AM (rpxSz)


"Vinegar mikvah and do the tighten UP!"

- - Archie Bell and the Drells

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (zBaqJ)

52 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.


Evil bitch.

Posted by: Huxley's Eye Glass Emporium at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (E1uMk)

53
She should go to a trampoline park.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:11 AM (q80AH)

death by soccer balls

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (rpxSz)

54 Doing well, thanks for asking.
She I sore, but sleeping well and keeping up a good attitude. We learn today what radiation protocol she will need.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (axyOa)

Ok. You guys will stay in my prayers.

Posted by: ... at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (uEbPt)

55 I got your impeachment probe right here!

Posted by: Aliens at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (NVYyb)

56 These are all being espoused now by their presidential candidates. That is the new baseline for them.

When next they get power, then it's lights out America.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2019 11:11 AM (zBaqJ)

They learned a lesson from 2016. It wasn't "We should be less insane and try to appeal to voters more."

It was, "We shouldn't risk losing power in an election again."

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (N4xQB)

57 These are all being espoused now by their presidential candidates. That is the new baseline for them.

When next they get power, then it's lights out America.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


We said that before Trump was elected. Trump is just a pause button to Let It Burn.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (qBbz7)

58 Everyone should set their expectations appropriately, it is very likely the House is going to impeach Trump.

Dems/MSM have indeed talked themselves into it.

The only way it doesn't happen now is if these hearings go so bad that even the MSM has to admit that they've gone bad ... so like doddering old Mueller-level bad.

If it just goes bad enough that the MSM can pretend it went OK, then that's probably not enough to stop the crazy train.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (hdzef)

59 When next (the fascists) get power, then it's lights out America.




Posted by: J.J. Sefton

And given our position in the world, we're pretty much going to take down everyone else with us. It will be the darkest of "Dark Ages" this planet has seen since the dawn of civilization.

Rousseau will get his wish - humanity will once again be "closer to nature".

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (77WPm)

60 52 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.


Evil bitch.
Posted by: Huxley's Eye Glass Emporium at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (E1uMk)


Would be nice to be able to sick the IRS on her and her husband's shady dealings.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (zBaqJ)

61 Take a good long look at California. That is what ever mid-sized or larger urban area in the USA is going to look like in 25-years and the country will be a generation away from looking, nationally, like Venezuela today.

Barring a black swan event, such as a national debt collapse, or a nuclear strike against certain urban areas.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (O7MnT)

62 57 We said that before Trump was elected. Trump is just a pause button to Let It Burn.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (qBbz7)

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Wasn't electing Trump the "let it burn" strategy at one point?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (q80AH)

63 UNPRECEDENTED TESTIMONY RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (XNGu7)

64 Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?


I'll be pretty wrinkled.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (QQ+il)

65 I was listening to a WI rep on local radio concerning Impeachment. He made the point that the House has only 10 or 11 legislative days left this year. That's it.

That means they have to do a rush job to get it done this year or it will fall into 2020. Then the Senate get's to take its sweet ole time during primary season.

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:15 AM (G0vdT)

66 Was reading some more details of how much Mattis did to help promote Theranos. I wonder if he even got to bang Elizabeth Holmes for all his trouble.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter

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Don't know about that but she sure as hell screwed all the other big investors. Read Bad Blood by John Carreyrou for the story.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 14, 2019 11:15 AM (Y4EXg)

67 Officials Encourage Residents To Kill Invasive Ducks Running Amok In TX...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 14, 2019 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)


True fact:
Ducks running amok is a sign of the end times.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 14, 2019 11:15 AM (aS1PU)

68 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.

My enemy's enemy is my friend.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 14, 2019 11:15 AM (88+cf)

69 64 Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?


I'll be pretty wrinkled.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (QQ+il)

Yeah, I expect to be dead by then, but my liver will be well preserved.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:15 AM (RD7QR)

70 Maybe the growth of Big Govt Institutions built around ill defined laws and Presidential Executives was designed on purpose by the Bushes and Obama. They created a system that could simultaneously rob and control the citizens of the US.

The one little leak in the dam was President Donald Trump. When 30 states voted and the decided outcome did NOT happen this was basically the same as a the southern states created the Confederates States.

The Fake Trial of PDT is a public hanging to scare the average citizen back in their little hovels.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (JFO2v)

71 LOL about the Pearland ducks - Pearland is a southern suburb of Houston. If I was there and was gonna shoot a duck, I'd use shotgun and try and buy some of that shot that's all salt, pepper, and seasonings. Those ducks are generally pretty comfortable around people (way TOO comfortable) and a close ground shot is pretty easy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (Kpl3J)

72

Should the bad guys win (this round) then I'd advise those who get upsettled by protest get ready to be upsettled.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (KATBx)

73 They learned a lesson from 2016. It wasn't "We should be less insane and try to appeal to voters more."



It was, "We shouldn't risk losing power in an election again."

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (N4xQB)

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I rate this statement as 100% TRUE.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (pw+jk)

74 >>Barring a black swan event, such as a national debt collapse, or a nuclear strike against certain urban areas.

Trump was the black swan event.

It's a good thing he hasn't given in to despair and gloominess. He obviously believes we are not heading for a bleaker future.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (ZLI7S)

75 Will the fed gov continue to fund those areas in rebellion, or ????

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:12 AM (qBbz7)

If there's a rebellion afoot, it won't be coming from the Californicanized urban areas. So, no.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (77WPm)

76 Stop thinking the proper rules apply.
"Do as thou wilt" is the whole of their law.
I shouldn't have to tell you what that means.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (Rvlwi)

77 Wasn't electing Trump the "let it burn" strategy at one point?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


I always thought it was a pause, because the dems and Barky were trying to crash the country.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (qBbz7)

78 Have the meetings V2 started yet?

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (X+a7J)

79 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy. 


Evil bitch.

Posted by: Huxley's Eye Glass Emporium at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (E1uMk)

Well, he is their enemy, and unlike the Democrat coalition he's an actual American, so...

I know what you mean, but a society where Pelosi isn't decorating a lamppost is simply unserious.

Posted by: trev006 at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (V+8Zu)

80 Just the tip... ping point, eh?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's Pessary at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (kW0Jk)

81 65 I was listening to a WI rep on local radio concerning Impeachment. He made the point that the House has only 10 or 11 legislative days left this year. That's it.

That means they have to do a rush job to get it done this year or it will fall into 2020. Then the Senate get's to take its sweet ole time during primary season.
Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:15 AM (G0vdT)


Yesterday was at the barest minimum a bust for the Dems. And those were their star witnesses. If Palsi lets this drag on for another 11 days, it will be a disaster for them. And yet...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (zBaqJ)

82 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.


Evil bitch.

Those seem to be fighting words, as in endorsing civil war. Why are the Democrats never called out on that sort of thing?

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (Uu+Jp)

83 If there's a rebellion afoot, it won't be coming from the Californicanized urban areas. So, no.


Posted by: DocJ


No, but their Congressional delegation is sure hip-deep in the institutional insurrection underway.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (Rvlwi)

84 52 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.


Evil bitch.
Posted by: Huxley's Eye Glass Emporium at November 14, 2019 11:13 AM (E1uMk)
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I guess impeachment vote is still on. I mean, how can you not impeach a "Domestic enemy"

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (G0vdT)

85 It was, "We shouldn't risk losing power in an election again."
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (N4xQB)

So they are working to overturn 2016, will allow illegals and every sympathetic non-citizen to vote and say "whatcha gonna do about it?" and then elections will be very Iranian in nature. As for what the GOPe will do about millions of non-citizens voting: nothing, just as they are doing now.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (U7k5w)

86 Take a good long look at California.

-
Pirates attack ship in Gulf of Mexico...

One small step for man; one giant leap back to the middle ages.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 14, 2019 11:18 AM (+y/Ru)

87 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at November 14, 2019 11:18 AM (1XAal)

88 If there's a rebellion afoot, it won't be coming from the Californicanized urban areas. So, no.
Posted by: DocJ


By rebellion, I meant, those areas that don't follow laws they don't like. Like sanctuary cities and states and marijuana. They technically are in rebellion.

If a dem is president, yeah, fedgov will still fund. A Republican???

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:18 AM (qBbz7)

89 What's wrong with ducks running amok?

Posted by: The Peabody Hotel at November 14, 2019 11:18 AM (C1Lsn)

90 No, but their Congressional delegation is sure hip-deep in the institutional insurrection underway.


Posted by: Brother Cavil


They will no longer be the insurrection. We will.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:19 AM (77WPm)

91 Nancy says she has a vast background in intelligence

our country's plight explained

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:19 AM (rpxSz)

92 Fair point. Outside Trump they're as useless as (insert your favorite quip for "utterly fucking useless" here)

Tits on a boar?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:19 AM (QQ+il)

93 89 What's wrong with ducks running amok?
Posted by: The Peabody Hotel at November 14, 2019 11:18 AM (C1Lsn)

They keep tripping over their little webbed feet.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 14, 2019 11:19 AM (Ct55T)

94 I'm convinced completely now that Marine officers should stick to breaking our enemy's things and stay out of politics and corporate board rooms.

Even the one's I politically agree with. I don't think it's throwing the baby out with the bath water though there are a few good ones for those jobs.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (Q5ALd)

95 Those seem to be fighting words, as in endorsing civil war. Why are the Democrats never called out on that sort of thing?
Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at November 14, 2019 11:17 AM (Uu+Jp)

I'll take cowardly republicans and larpers saying "no worries, it's all under control" for 1000, Alex

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (U7k5w)

96 YO YO RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (XNGu7)

97 Barring a black swan event, such as a national debt collapse
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM


A black swan? Something that can't go on, won't.

Or to quote Mr. Scott, "Ye canna break the laws of physics!"

FFS, even the chairman of the Fed says the debt must be brought under control. (wry grin)

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (Z2naF)

98 The only way it doesn't happen now is if these hearings go so bad that even the MSM has to admit that they've gone bad ... so like doddering old Mueller-level bad.

If it just goes bad enough that the MSM can pretend it went OK, then that's probably not enough to stop the crazy train.
Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at November 14, 2019 11:14 AM (hdzef)

Good point - remember how everyone was saying, for the first 6 months of this year, that Dems were guaranteed to impeach because of the Obstruction of Justice events laid out in the Mueller Report? Well, no one admits to saying that anymore, not after the Mueller Hearing botched the issue so totally that everyone, even the Dems, was shamed into Never Talking About That Ever Again.

I still don't get why more don't see just how badly yesterday went for them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (Kpl3J)

99 6 Country will Balkanize before 2030
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM

I've worked in the former Yugoslavia, and this would be such a sad outcome for the US. Older people talking about how strong, safe and wealthy the country used to be, large factories empty and decaying, crime and corruption, and society divided along ethnic lines visciously competing with each other. Hmmmm...sounds like Detroit.

The good news was that most of the splintering was relatively bloodless, aside from Bosnia and Kosovo.

Posted by: Grimaldi at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (UchJq)

100 By rebellion, I meant, those areas that don't follow
laws they don't like. Like sanctuary cities and states and marijuana.
They technically are in rebellion.



If a dem is president, yeah, fedgov will still fund. A Republican???

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:18 AM (qBbz7)

I certainly admire your optimism in thinking once the Democrats regain power of every lever of the federal government (and they could as soon as JAN 2021) that there will ever be another Republican (or even non-Democrat) President.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (77WPm)

101 LOL about the Pearland ducks - Pearland is a
southern suburb of Houston. If I was there and was gonna shoot a duck,
I'd use shotgun and try and buy some of that shot that's all salt,
pepper, and seasonings. Those ducks are generally pretty comfortable
around people (way TOO comfortable) and a close ground shot is pretty
easy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:16 AM (Kpl3J)

Or, one could just walk right up to the dumb duck, slip a garrotte around the neck and pull tight. They surround a lake feature at a medical facility I visit and will hardly even get out of your way. Also duck crap everywhere on the sidewalk.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (q1Pj5)

102 I hate ducks.
They shit everywhere. Geese too.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (88+cf)

103 Take a good long look at California. That is what ever mid-sized or larger urban area in the USA is going to look like in 25-years and the country will be a generation away from looking, nationally, like Venezuela today.

***

Imagine of the 10 million illegals in the last few years, that 10% of them are military age men. Then only 10% of those guys are armed. That is 100,000 (if I did my goes-intas right) light infantry. They can take and hold any state they want. Now, does the country have the will to take it back?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (axyOa)

104 91 Nancy says she has a vast background in intelligence

our country's plight explained
Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:19 AM (rpxSz)

This is technically true if you assume she's a Chinese intelligence asset.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (RD7QR)

105 FFS, even the chairman of the Fed says the debt must be brought under control. (wry grin)

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (Z2naF)

Uhhh......too late?

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (X/Pw5)

106 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.
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Typical focus grouped, backroom marketing words from the D's.

Posted by: ... at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (uEbPt)

107 103: no

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (U7k5w)

108 Even the one's I politically agree with. I don't think it's throwing the baby out with the bath water though there are a few good ones for those jobs.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 14, 2019 11:20 AM (Q5ALd)

I don't care if a Marine has an opinion. Resign your commission and run for office as a civilian. Could be good, could be bad.

But otherwise, shut your mess hole.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (Ct55T)

109 I certainly admire your optimism in thinking once the Democrats regain power of every lever of the federal government (and they could as soon as JAN 2021) that there will ever be another Republican (or even non-Democrat) President.
Posted by: DocJ


I was hoping one could slide in on Trump's coattails. At best, we have 5 years. At worst, 1 year.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (qBbz7)

110 So, Mark Hosenball (has there ever been a more aptly named knucklehead?) has an anonymous source that says - hey, no lie! The WB really never did meet with Schiff and only casually met one teeny tiny time with unidentified committee "staff" who politely directed "shim" to a lawyer. Okay, right.

Herr Hosenballer leaves out that his source is most likely Schiff - but hey.

Posted by: Boswell at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (32YRo)

111 It's like in "Ghostbusters" when they confront their first ghost at the library & Venkman asks "so what do we do?" and Ray & Egon look at each other blankly.

Posted by: josephistan at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (7HtZB)

112 I got yer tip right here. As long as you're grading on the curve.

Posted by: Wm. J. Clinton at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (Z2naF)

113 Commenter #1 (angry): "Hey! You got politics in my Art Thread!"

Commenter #2 (angrier): "You got Art in my politics thread!"

Both (smiling): "Ha Ha Ha Ha!"

AOSHQ- sponsored by Reese Peanut Butter Cups™

Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (m45I2)

114 81. "Yesterday was at the barest minimum a bust for the Dems. And those were
their star witnesses. If Palsi lets this drag on for another 11 days, it
will be a disaster for them."



We talked about this yesterday even before the hearing started, Pelsoi put herself in a box. She caved to the resistance and now she's screwed. Nobody really thinks this phone call is something that is going to rally the masses and get Trump removed but they talked themselves into thinking this was good political move, they were wrong.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (4thlk)

115 111 It's like in "Ghostbusters" when they confront their first ghost at the library & Venkman asks "so what do we do?" and Ray & Egon look at each other blankly.
Posted by: josephistan at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (7HtZB)

==========

"I have a plan."
-Ray

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (q80AH)

116 101 Geese (great big ducks) are also a general pain in the ass once they set up shop.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (C1Lsn)

117 106 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.
------------------
So she's not praying for him today?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (yRAFu)

118 Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?

I just hope to remember who I am. I plan to write a note and stick it on the mirror.

Posted by: t-bird at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (mhs6e)

119 >>I was hoping one could slide in on Trump's coattails. At best, we have 5 years. At worst, 1 year.

Did you predict Trump 5 years before he was elected?

If you really believe that all is lost and we are doomed to fail what's the point of fighting back at all?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (ZLI7S)

120 82 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy


She's still pissed at Trump for leaving her on the tarmac with a make-up bag in her hand.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (Vy7tf)

121 Imagine of the 10 million illegals in the last few years, that 10% of them are military age men. Then only 10% of those guys are armed. That is 100,000 (if I did my goes-intas right) light infantry. They can take and hold any state they want. Now, does the country have the will to take it back?
Posted by: Diogenes


I pray Texas still remembers the Alamo.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (qBbz7)

122 When hobos can poop in the street,
It is all down hill from there

Posted by: Yo! at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (1XAal)

123 121 I pray Texas still remembers the Alamo.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (qBbz7)

=========

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx2tQsaV07M

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (q80AH)

124 Nancy Pelosi: I'll see you in prison, Mr. Trump!

Trump: I'll visit as time allows, Nancy.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (q1Pj5)

125 "trump represents a threat to the status quo and profitable scam that is big government..."

i think the visceral hatred of trump among the left side, dems/libs/rads, comes from the shock at his election that upset their confidence not only that clinton would win, but upended the certainty that obama had ushered in the socialist and brown future of america and that the white republican and constitutional order was a thing of the past. from newsweek's "we're all socialist now" to obama sneering at "bitter clingers" to the media repeating the commonplace brown demographic future, the rep party, whites, conservatives and the constitution was finished.

then trump.

Posted by: mjc at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (Pg+x7)

126 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives just declared the President of the United States to be a "domestic enemy".

She just declared war, actual war, on Donald J. Trump and, by extension, all of us.

Unless I see arrests happening on a national scale by close-of-business tomorrow we are FUCKING DONE as a country.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (77WPm)

127 I pray Texas still remembers the Alamo.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (qBbz7)


Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (kUmUV)

128 There is a whole bunch of people keeping their mouths shut lately on the democrat side. They shot their "star witness" bolt yesterday and it blew up before it left the crossbow.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 14, 2019 11:07 AM (JUOKG)



Its all optics. They don't want loons out there every day in front of the camera. All they'll do is take air away from the process and damage the script.


Notice how in the last 3 months you haven't heard from the squad since Aunt Nancy had a word with AOC?

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (tlI3f)

129 Commenter #1 (angry): "Hey! You got politics in my Art Thread!"

Commenter #2 (angrier): "You got Art in my politics thread!"

Both (smiling): "Ha Ha Ha Ha!"

AOSHQ- sponsored by Reese Peanut Butter Cup
Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2019 11:22 AM (m45I2)

---

Lol, what would our political art collections look like? Yesterday's bath scene with AOC and Katie Hill? Brian Stetler on an Ottoman?

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (N4xQB)

130 Re: The duck story

I always assumed amok was spelled amuck. We need another word origin sidebar.

Posted by: Ted K. at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (FJYfm)

131 91 Nancy says she has a vast background in intelligence

She read about it once.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (XVuno)

132 When the the enemy's domestic
And you're ready to best it
That's a war-ay.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (RD7QR)

133 Country will Balkanize before 2030

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (w1NOm)

I wonder how that will work. do you think you'll see it on a state, county, or city by city sort of breakout.

I can't see states separating out, but i can see cities and counties forming "regional" groups.

and with the proliferation of Antifa, i can see a very Balkan outcome to those stuck in leftist hell holes...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (8D42x)

134

then trump.
Posted by: mjc


Speed bump

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (aKsyK)

135 If they were to impeach him, which I truly doubt

I could see maybe 57 votes to acquit

that would be devastating to the dims

probs why they wont push the button

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (rpxSz)

136 117 106 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.
------------------
So she's not praying for him today?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (yRAFu)
---------

Very good point!

If Nancy thought they had a good day yesterday, she'd pray for Trump.

They didn't so now she calls him a domestic enemy.

We're winning.

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (G0vdT)

137 they talked themselves into thinking this was good political move, they were wrong.
Posted by: lowandslow

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (xSo9G)

138 >>Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.


What, have "white nationalist" and "Russian agent" lost their sting from overruse? That's rich coming from a Baltimore mafia princess.
Think she's worried about her son:
Company co-founded by Nancy Pelosi's son charged with securities fraud
The SEC charged a company cofounded by Paul Pelosi Jr. with fraud on Wednesday after learning that two convicted criminals were running the business.

Paul Pelosi Jr. the son of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), was the president and chief operating officer of Natural Blue Resources Inc. an investment company he cofounded that focuses on "environmentally-friendly" ventures.













The SECcharged four individuals with fraud, including former New Mexico Gov Toney Anaya, and suspended trading in the company's stock. Pelosi owned over 10 million shares in the company in 2009. . .


There is some dispute over Paul Pelosi's current connection to the company.


The New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State Business Service Division currently lists Natural Blue as a company "not in good standing," with Pelosi listed as its president.



Is this the same one who was/is doing gas business in Ukraine???

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (bDqIh)

139 That's what you got, Nancy? That's it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (XVuno)

140 If you really believe that everyone is lost and we are doomed to fail what is the point of fighting back at all?

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

Winston Churchill

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (QQ+il)

141 "I have a plan."
-Ray
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM


That's my line, paleface!

Posted by: Elizabeth "Two Dogs" Warren at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (Z2naF)

142 135 If they were to impeach him, which I truly doubt

I could see maybe 57 votes to acquit

that would be devastating to the dims

probs why they wont push the button
Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (rpxSz)

=========

All Republicans and 4 Democrats?

I could believe it.

More plausible than 20 Republicans voting for conviction, for sure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (q80AH)

143 Imagine of the 10 million illegals in the last few years, that 10% of them are military age men. Then only 10% of those guys are armed. That is 100,000 (if I did my goes-intas right) light infantry. They can take and hold any state they want. Now, does the country have the will to take it back?
Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (axyOa)

you vastly overestimate their ability to organize. And with people at that level, the old saying is sadly true: you can always hire one half of the poor to kill the other half.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (Kpl3J)

144 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy

Thank you, Nancy, because now it can be said.

Posted by: t-bird at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (elfAG)

145 128 Steve, we were talking about ducks and geese, and now you have to bring up publicity seeking loons?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (C1Lsn)

146 Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (kUmUV)

picky, picky, picky

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (X/Pw5)

147 Will there be gladiators?

Posted by: Yo! at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (1XAal)

148 Oh, and is wild but local duck too gamy to eat?

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (RD7QR)

149 Did you predict Trump 5 years before he was elected?

If you really believe that all is lost and we are doomed to fail what's the point of fighting back at all?
Posted by: JackStraw


Did you read DocJ at #109?

109 I certainly admire your optimism in thinking once the Democrats regain power of every lever of the federal government (and they could as soon as JAN 2021) that there will ever be another Republican (or even non-Democrat) President.
Posted by: DocJ

Jack, you really think the GOPe is going to fight back? Isn't that what we've been saying? They'd rather be the minority party and have SOME power and not have to govern ?

Works out great for them. Sucks to be us.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (qBbz7)

150 What's a Lamo?

Posted by: Gary Johnson at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (Ct55T)

151 "Phone calls and foot lockers? Please tell me you have something more Congressman. These Democrats are fighting for their lives. Please tell me that their congressman hasn't pinned their hopes to a phone call."

/Col. Nathan Jesssup

Posted by: Muldoon at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (m45I2)

152 >>If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

>>Winston Churchill

They won.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (ZLI7S)

153 Link to Paul Pelosi Jr. story in the Wash Examiner:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yda98ph5

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (bDqIh)

154 they talked themselves into thinking this was good political move, they were wrong.
Posted by: lowandslow
------

It is only because of the assured, unbridled cooperation/promotion by the fellow traveling media they they tried this at all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G)

155 If Nancy thought they had a good day yesterday, she'd pray for Trump.

They didn't so now she calls him a domestic enemy.

We're winning.


That was obvious when the pussy hats started leaving the galley early during the hearings yesterday looking like someone had told them there were only 2 genders.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (ZGrMX)

156 If you really believe that all is lost and we are doomed to fail what's the point of fighting back at all?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (ZLI7S)

I'm not sure where all this "fighting back" is happening except in Trump's judicial appointments. Congress had two years to enact supportive legislation, to stop illegal immigration, build the wall, and end this sanctuary bullshit. Instead they ceded the two years to the Mueller team. There are very few GOPe who do not want to turn this country into something lie an open border economic zone that makes money for them and their donors. The fighting is largely not being done by "our side", and those who pretend as if it's all under control are encouraging inaction.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (U7k5w)

157 Earth could be invaded by aliens and nobody would do jack.

Posted by: Fritz at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (2Mnv1)

158 I see Pee Wee Herman made an appearance on the Art Thread. Dutch boy haircut was a nice touch.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (flINI)

159 155
That was obvious when the pussy hats started leaving the galley early during the hearings yesterday looking like someone had told them there were only 2 genders.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (ZGrMX)

=======

They were apoplectic?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (q80AH)

160 130 Re: The duck story

I always assumed amok was spelled amuck. We need another word origin sidebar.
Posted by: Ted K. at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (FJYfm)

People can run amuck, but Spock gets to have Amok Time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (Kpl3J)

161 I pray Texas still remembers the Alamo.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (qBbz7)

Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont


That's why we remember. Next time is payback.
No survivors.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:29 AM (qBbz7)

162 157 Earth could be invaded by aliens and nobody would do jack.
Posted by: Fritz at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (2Mnv1)

Not even if he was the last man on Earth?

Posted by: Gary Johnson at November 14, 2019 11:29 AM (Ct55T)

163 Pelosi is just one slip of the tongue from calling Trump and Trump supporters "enemies of the state."

Then the mask will be off and the full hell spawn we knew was underneath will be reveled for all to grimace at.

Posted by: Boswell at November 14, 2019 11:29 AM (32YRo)

164 Jack, you really think the GOPe is going to fight back?

They'll have to call Paiul Ryan out of retirement. The GOP's Belisarius.

Hah! I kill myself.

Unlike Epstein.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 14, 2019 11:29 AM (XVuno)

165 (sprays Sock-Away)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 14, 2019 11:29 AM (Ct55T)

166 They won.

Indeed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:30 AM (QQ+il)

167 147 Will there be gladiators?
Posted by: Yo! at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (1XAal)

The androgynes of CrossFit

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:30 AM (w1NOm)

168 Mainland Chinese students being evacuated from Hong Kong.


Uh oh.


Posted by: rhomboid at November 14, 2019 11:30 AM (QDnY+)

169 I'm not sure where all this "fighting back" is happening except in Trump's judicial appointments.

There was a story on OAN yesterday morning about Trump moving the Interior Department to a bunch of offices out west and EOing that they have to move in 1 year or they're all fired.

Confirming everything we suspected about the mandarin class, many of them were planning to quit in order to stay in DC.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (ZGrMX)

170 168 Mainland Chinese students being evacuated from Hong Kong.


Uh oh.


Posted by: rhomboid at November 14, 2019 11:30 AM (QDnY+)

Oh boy. They've decided to go Tianamen Square.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (RD7QR)

171 144 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy
-------

Trump should jujitsu her and make a statement "I pray for Nancy Pelosi and ask all Americans to do as well. It's obvious she is not well and losing her mental faculties. We wish her well as she seeks help. "

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (G0vdT)

172 Shooting at a school in California ... reported, 6 injured

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (2CtSR)

173 you vastly overestimate their ability to organize. And with people at that level, the old saying is sadly true: you can always hire one half of the poor to kill the other half.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM


True.
But if I were a foreign entity intent on taking down the US of A, I'd certainly put a few thousand trained operatives into the mix to create the cells necessary to develop the instability.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (axyOa)

174 Devil Deval.

Michele Dauber@mldauber
In 2014 Deval Patrick fired leaders of his state's Sex Offender Registry for trying to force his brother in law to register due to being convicted of rape in California in 1993.

In 2019, that same rapist was sentenced to 6 years for another rape.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (+y/Ru)

175 Earth could be invaded by aliens and nobody would do jack.

Ever since drag queen story hour became a thing, I've no longer cared if humanity survives.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (O7MnT)

176 That bitch is 80 years old . She should have been put to pasture a decade ago.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (Q5ALd)

177 Yesterday on TV Hannity, he had two different guests come on to talk about the hearings; one said that the D's in districts that went to Trump are not happy about how this is playing out, and the mentioned a D that was so unhappy he was considering changing parties.

Real or not? IDK. Just an anecdote. BTW... Rush talked about the same thing yesterday.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (Wmf3G)

178 Should the Democrats prevail, do we simply accept the results of their clown show and move on?

There is no should. We will.

Because fighting back means hardship. It means losing jobs. It means putting your family at risk. It means believing that the words of the Declaration really are "American Scripture" and not something we quickly run our eyes over in the morning paper on July 4.

It means acting like the left.

But in 25 years - sooner, I tend to hope - I'll be dead. And I have no children. So I don't give a fuck anymore.

We outsourced our freedom and governance to a crowd of misfits, criminals, illegals and traitors so that we could raise families and bring home the bacon. And now, when we want to have our say in how we are governed, we're laughed at, harassed, jailed, doxed and told "it's time for you to die, whitey."

We didn't fight back when we could and now cannot fight back when we must.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (Ki5SV)

179 Trump should jujitsu her and make a statement "I pray for Nancy Pelosi and ask all Americans to do as well. It's obvious she is not well and losing her mental faculties. We wish her well as she seeks help. "
Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (G0vdT)


"Botox is a hell of a drug."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (XVuno)

180 Then the mask will be off and the full hell spawn we knew was underneath will be reveled for all to grimace at.

If what Pelosi looks like now is a mask that's better than her real face, I don't think we ever want it to slip.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (ZGrMX)

181 Trump should send Pelosi's office a dozen donuts with a Hertz rental sticker on the lid...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (Ct55T)

182 Better start deporting every illegal, full stop of immigration, deport DACA's, and militarize the Southern Border. Those fuckers down there hate Americans and consider us an enemy.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (w1NOm)

183 More plausible than 20 Republicans voting for conviction, for sure.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (q80AH)

Jones
Guy from WV
Cinnabuns
Guy from PA

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (rpxSz)

184 Anyone mention that MSNBC is now featuring Russian Hoax investigation #2 Andrew Weissman, the guy who's an expert at railroading his targets (such as Flynn) for analysis of the impeachment hearings?

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (bDqIh)

185 As millennials grow up they'll become more conservative, just like the hordes crossing our border for a better way of life.

Just kidding, there will be another civil war.

Posted by: MJ at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (gAMkn)

186 Terrific work, Weasel. Hope to see more.

The problem is one of two things. The other side is fighting an all out pitched battle against at least half our country. They recognize no rules or norms,; they will do anything they can get away with .

The (purported) leaders of our side are either:

(A) idiotically not realizing they are in a fight with a vicious enemy out to essentially wipe us out; or

(B) know this but have made the political calculation that their best odds are trying to retain some power after the war is lost.

Posted by: RM at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (U3LtS)

187 Take a good long look at California. That is what
ever mid-sized or larger urban area in the USA is going to look like in
25-years and the country will be a generation away from looking,
nationally, like Venezuela today.



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Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:21 AM (axyOa)

You know why???
Because they started letting ducks hang around.
That's why.

Posted by: Roland THTG at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (88+cf)

188 Shooting at a school in California ... reported, 6 injured

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (2CtSR)

Been saying for over a week that this is about the time someone shoots-up a school somewhere. Right out of the Deep State playbook.
They know precisely how poorly the hearing went for them yesterday.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (77WPm)

189 182 Better start deporting every illegal, full stop of immigration, deport DACA's, and militarize the Southern Border. Those fuckers down there hate Americans and consider us an enemy.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (w1NOm)

Nope

Posted by: Hawaiian judge and every othe Obama judge, and maybe Roberts at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (U7k5w)

190 183 More plausible than 20 Republicans voting for conviction, for sure.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:26 AM (q80AH)

Jones
Guy from WV
Cinnabuns
Guy from PA
Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (rpxSz)

=========

Suggested alternate:

Guy from MT.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (q80AH)

191 178 Because fighting back means hardship. It means losing jobs. It means putting your family at risk. It means believing that the words of the Declaration really are "American Scripture" and not something we quickly run our eyes over in the morning paper on July 4.

It means acting like the left.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2019 11:32 AM (Ki5SV)

Everybody in unison now...

That's not who we are!

Posted by: Allie at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (sm6Pk)

192 Where do we go from here?


_______



1. Dems perpetrate massive voter fraud to elect Quid Pro Joe Biden.

2. Biden sells the USA to China for $1.


3. ???

4. Profit!

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 14, 2019 11:34 AM (WqPYg)

193 Ever since drag queen story hour became a thing, I've no longer cared if humanity survives.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo
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Kind of gives lie to the idea that mankind is nature's crowning achievement, doesn't it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 14, 2019 11:34 AM (xSo9G)

194 144 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy


to a dim, probably

their worst nightmare

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:34 AM (rpxSz)

195 OT:

At the Criterion rumors forum there is a thread called:

Shelf Help

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:35 AM (q80AH)

196 I'm not sure where all this "fighting back" is happening except in Trump's judicial appointments. Congress had two years to enact supportive legislation, to stop illegal immigration, build the wall, and end this sanctuary bullshit. Instead they ceded the two years to the Mueller team. There are very few GOPe who do not want to turn this country into something lie an open border economic zone that makes money for them and their donors. The fighting is largely not being done by "our side", and those who pretend as if it's all under control are encouraging inaction.
Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (U7k5w)

I think that's far too pessimistic a reading of the situation, and also based on an unrealistic assessment of the situation in Congress after the 2016 elections. Trump had won; but at best, he only had 180 House supporters, with Ryan and his GOP-e crowd dedicated to opposing him. (that's why Ryan and his 40 close followers all bailed in 2018 and did everything they could to throw the House to the Dems)

The Senate has been a bit smarter - the Trump haters there are more cautious, and have not committed seppuku like Ryan did. (well, Corker and Flake did) But Trump still has never had more than about 40 Senators he could really count on. On the other hand, Trump DOES have 40 Senators and 180 House members today than he CAN count on, and that's pretty good. It's not a majority, but it's a sizable group to work with.

But as far as getting things done - Trump, and us, have got to continue to reshape the Republicans and keep tossing out all of the old GOP-e turds, which is why I am not bothered at all by the recently announced House retirements (like that piece of shit Will Hurd) They need to get out, just like the Remainers all needed to be kicked out of BoJo's party over in England.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:35 AM (Kpl3J)

197 Oh boy. They've decided to go Tianamen Square.

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (RD7QR)



It's a long play. Do some damage in HK, drive markets down, Trump loses next year, tariffs removed.


Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at November 14, 2019 11:35 AM (tlI3f)

198 Totally OT, but potentially interesting:

Came across some obscure but cool Cold War history in a book I read recently. For good portion of the Cold war, the most proactive NATO intel agency after the CIA and MI6 was the Norwegians.

Int he 50's-60's there was an operation called "Delphinius" that used Norway's large merchant fleet as cover for intelligence gathering in Russian, Chinese, and North Korean ports.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:35 AM (N4xQB)

199 Our next President, Elizabeth Warren, is selling a "Billionaires' Tears" coffee mug for $25.

The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."

I'm in for a gross!

Posted by: Shep! at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (Z2naF)

200 >>Then the mask will be off and the full hell spawn we knew was underneath will be reveled for all to grimace at.




These idiots got their kids involved in this - look at all the DC spawn who had a finger in the Ukraine energy business//shenanigans.
Trump is going to have to expose them and their not-so-little scam to defend himself, maybe even some will be prosecuted.
That pisses people like Pelosi, Biden, Kerry, and Romney off. Now it's personal --- because they made it personal, involving their kids in the DC corruption/coup business, going after Trump's kids first.
Think now is a good time to buy moar popcord.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (bDqIh)

201 Shooting at a school in California ... reported, 6 injured

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (2CtSR)

Been saying for over a week that this is about the time someone shoots-up a school somewhere. Right out of the Deep State playbook.
They know precisely how poorly the hearing went for them yesterday.


Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM


***

I would not doubt this for a minute.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (axyOa)

202 Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?

a temporary pause to their ultimate fate

Posted by: DanMan at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (XTiHL)

203 >>Jack, you really think the GOPe is going to fight back? Isn't that what we've been saying? They'd rather be the minority party and have SOME power and not have to govern ?

Did you even watch the hearing yesterday? Hell yes they fought back and won. Jordan and Ratcliffe were the stars but every single one of them fought back and absolutely destroyed the left's narrative.

In 1 day with the Democrats star witnesses they put the whole impeachment garbage in doubt. And if you think they aren't doubting then you aren't watching and listening to them.

I absolutely reject that we are doomed to lose. Decay and chaos are always the natural forces we are fighting. It's true of every free people throughout history, freedom and self-rule are not natural, they are principles that need to be fought for constantly.

We got lazy and allowed our institutions to be overrun by the forces of decay and chaos and it has made the fight harder but it far from over. It's often at times of crisis that men and women of purpose and resolve arise and help lead the fight. People like Winston Churchill. Trump is that guy and he is showing people how to fight back and win.

No, not fighting back is what some of you have been saying but not all of us. There are some fighters on our side and intend to continue to support those who will fight and replace those who won't. Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ZLI7S)

204 Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?

Hey, this guy thinks the man who sang "I Let Her Lie" was a football coach. Don't be too demanding.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (oRpiG)

205 Maybe if she put her dentures in and had a glass of wine...

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:10 AM (RD7QR)

it's better when the dentures are out. no teeth dragging...

*enjoy the mental image...*

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (8D42x)

206 IDK, this won't end well.

Posted by: Jeff Rubin (ex Mr Amanpour) at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (Fxgkp)

207 199 Our next President, Elizabeth Warren, is selling a "Billionaires' Tears" coffee mug for $25.

The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."
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Heh. They hate Trump but are taking his marketing queues.

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:37 AM (G0vdT)

208 161 I pray Texas still remembers the Alamo.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:24 AM (qBbz7)

Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont


That's why we remember. Next time is payback.
No survivors.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:29 AM (qBbz7)

Speaking of which, I got to meet Trump's favorite morning anchor, Brian Kilmeade, last night. He has a new book out "Sam Houston & The Alamo Avengers"

Posted by: josephistan at November 14, 2019 11:37 AM (7HtZB)

209 Our next President, Elizabeth Warren, is selling a "Billionaires' Tears" coffee mug for $25.

The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."

Posted by: Shep! at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (Z2naF)

So, she really is a capitalist!

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:37 AM (X/Pw5)

210 Because fighting back means hardship. It means losing jobs. It means putting your family at risk. It means believing that the words of the Declaration really are "American Scripture" and not something we quickly run our eyes over in the morning paper on July 4.
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"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; ."

Posted by: Something some guy said at November 14, 2019 11:38 AM (CDGwz)

211 Heh. They hate Trump but are taking his marketing queues.

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:37 AM (G0vdT)

Well they haven't had a single original idea since FDR cribbed the Communist Party USA platform from 1928 to run-on 4-years later. So why not crib from the BADORANGEMAN?

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:38 AM (77WPm)

212 http://bit.ly/2XbHXKw
********
Jim Jordan: Prayer Chains Easier to Understand than Impeachment Hearsay
********
HAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 14, 2019 11:38 AM (BqBId)

213 Guy from MT.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (q80AH)

don't know his name ???

I'm disappointed in you

I don't either but I'm a blonde

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:38 AM (rpxSz)

214 A report of a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita ...
There are at least six, possibly seven victims, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It was not immediately clear if all of them had been shot. (FOX

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:39 AM (2CtSR)

215 >>Ever since drag queen story hour became a thing, I've no longer cared if humanity survives.

Not to inspire a "read another book" response, but our popular culture and politics is really looking Hunger Games-like.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:39 AM (bDqIh)

216 169 I'm not sure where all this "fighting back" is happening except in Trump's judicial appointments.

There was a story on OAN yesterday morning about Trump moving the Interior Department to a bunch of offices out west and EOing that they have to move in 1 year or they're all fired.

Confirming everything we suspected about the mandarin class, many of them were planning to quit in order to stay in DC.
Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (ZGrMX)

It was better than that, they only had 90 days to move.
And the Agriculture Dep't is already in the process of moving to Kansas City. Yeah, a bunch of DC employees quit instead of move - boo hoo, I am so sad!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:39 AM (Kpl3J)

217
You know why???
Because they started letting ducks hang around.
That's why.


Posted by: Roland THTG at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM


***

It took Seattle and King County years to figure out what to do with the geese in the area. It wasn't until all the rich libs living on the area lakes started getting ill from the poop-infested waters that they decided to hire someone to kill the damned things.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:39 AM (axyOa)

218 you really think the GOPe is going to fight back?

No, that's not their role, you shouldn't expect them to. Not everyone is GOPe, though.

Posted by: t-bird at November 14, 2019 11:39 AM (elfAG)

219 213 Guy from MT.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM (q80AH)

don't know his name ???

I'm disappointed in you

I don't either but I'm a blonde
Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:38 AM (rpxSz)

https://youtu.be/4Ol4oWChjzk

Posted by: josephistan at November 14, 2019 11:40 AM (7HtZB)

220 sorry, FOX 8 reporting, please ignore that damn stupid smiley.

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:40 AM (2CtSR)

221 I think that shooting the bastards now would be counterproductive. It would bring on more gun control. Organizing for tea party type protests scared both sides of the uniparty last time. There's a reason they wanted to kill that movement quickly.

In any case, you can't import half of latin America without importing their system of mob protests, corruption, and show trials. That will be the system going forward.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 14, 2019 11:40 AM (igIT7)

222 Huh.

I've seen that Claire Wolfe quote many times, & I always thought it was fairly recent.
1996 ?
23 years ?
Well, yeah, then maybe it's getting to be about time.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (JwHjN)

223 sorry, FOX 8 reporting, please ignore that damn stupid smiley.

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:40 AM (2CtSR)

pixy, for the win!

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (77WPm)

224 There are at least six, possibly seven victims, according to the Los
Angeles County Fire Department. It was not immediately clear if all of
them had been shot


Cue MSM: Guns are Bad! Confiscate! Talking points to distract from disaster hearings.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (Wmf3G)

225 Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ZLI7S)

I like the cut of your jib.
Do you have a newsletter?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (ufFY8)

226
"When next they get power, then it's lights out America.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton"

Sadly, we have passed the tipping point.

Between the march of the left through the institutions and changing demography, it is simply a matter of time and the shape of the mid and end games.

Posted by: RM at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (U3LtS)

227 Democrats know their rationale for impeachment is a lie, we know it's a lie, and they know we know it's a lie. With 90% of the journalists in the country functioning as the de facto propaganda wing of the democrat party, nothing will change until Americans force these people to pay the bill they've been running up for the last 100 years.

Posted by: Sirius the Canine Pundit at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (LBO1U)

228 Who knew mustelids could rant so well?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 14, 2019 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

229 What JackStraw said!

Posted by: NativeNH at November 14, 2019 11:42 AM (wVfmx)

230 Magic Dirt will save us

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:42 AM (w1NOm)

231 >>The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."



I'd really like to see a Warren supporter try to live one day without enriching the earnings of a billionaire. Like your lil' mug is a rebellion.


This is as silly as the OWS protesters using their iPhones, wearing their Gap apparel, drinking Starbucks and b#tching about the rich. Uh, OK snowflakes!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:42 AM (bDqIh)

232 Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:35 AM (Kpl3J)

great post. I wanted some of the gop that didn't retire to lose. Barnacles like Pete Sessions and John Culberson were Ryan allies that needed to be gone. My hunch is several of those lost seats will rebound to the repubs with better souls holding the seats.

Posted by: DanMan at November 14, 2019 11:42 AM (XTiHL)

233 Shooting at a school in California ... reported, 6 injured

Posted by: Alice McD at November 14, 2019 11:31 AM (2CtSR)

Been saying for over a week that this is about the time someone shoots-up a school somewhere. Right out of the Deep State playbook.
They know precisely how poorly the hearing went for them yesterday.


Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:33 AM


***

I would not doubt this for a minute.
Posted by: Diogenes

Santa Clarita, the chances this was done by a dreamer are high

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 11:42 AM (1nXyh)

234 Tester

Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (4esN9)

235 200: i'll buy more ammo. thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (KP5rU)

236 Did anyone else hear Kent say that he had worked for Zbig? (Mika's old man)? I 'm pretty sure I heard him say that. If so, that speaks volumes.

Posted by: DooDad at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (XT6Vl)

237 >>The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."

It would be just desserts to see those billionaires who've been funding Democrats for years get their fortunes confiscated by those same Democrats; but we all know, that's not how it would end.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (O7MnT)

238 144
Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy



Thank you, Nancy, because now it can be said.

Posted by: t-bird at November 14, 2019 11:27 AM (elfAG)


Nope not a coup.

Posted by: SJW NPC at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (ymnmz)

239 202 Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn't the Mexicans win at the Alamo?

a temporary pause to their ultimate fate
Posted by: DanMan at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (XTiHL)

And don't forget, that battle was roughly 5,000 Mexican soldiers vs. 200 Texans. The Thermopylae of Texas.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (Kpl3J)

240 >> Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.


I truly believe the majority of them don't want to take it, merely destroy it.

Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (4esN9)

241 For years the GOP said they would solve everything if only they had both houses and the WH. They squandered the two years. While Obama was president they passed repeals of Obama care that would never be signed and theatrically showed us what they would do "if only..." They depended on Hillary continuing this long running play. When Trump was elected, they ceded their role to Hawaiian judges and Mueller and many took their toys and went home by retiring.
Yep, we have Jim Jordan and Devin Nunez, but this is inadequate for a "fight". I don't see Graham and Mitch making much effort, and I still say that those who pretend "It's all under control" are tamping down a much needed anger from the conservative electorate. Pessimistic? I admit it.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (U7k5w)

242
Did you predict Trump 5 years before he was elected?

If you really believe that all is lost and we are doomed to fail what's the point of fighting back at all?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:23 AM (ZLI7S)

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Even if a situation isn't politically soluble, you don't give up the political fight. It lays the groundwork for your faction's cause, and keeps people galvanized against your opponent.

Prior to the American revolution, every person who would later go on to fight Britain played the political game. Some of them knew it was a fool's errand, and some thought their may be some possible way to retrieve it peacefully.

That's why, even if you're 99% sure it can't be headed off, you still make your voice heard, and fight back to the extent you can in the political theater. If you just go quiet, you hand them their win before a shot is fired, because the people who need convincing aren't being convinced.

To me, that is the biggest value Trump has to offer. He is the voice of millions of disaffected Americans. He gave them the courage to speak out and fight back in the ballot box. He won, and gave them validation, so they no longer feel compelled to silence. And now he, and by proxy, his supporters, are being pilloried and destroyed in public.

Moreover, his Presidency is seriously hampering the Left's final consolidation of power, which they were expecting over these last few years. This buys time. And he has forced off their mask of compassion, and showed the American people the rictus grin that lies beneath.

All of these things are why you fight politically in the run-up to the big show. It builds popular support. And ultimately, the opposition's increasingly draconian responses to the pushback bolster your cassus belli.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (9zpat)

243 Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ZLI7S)

Good, spirited post. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (WI7YS)

244 >>Been saying for over a week that this is about the time someone
shoots-up a school somewhere. Right out of the Deep State playbook.

They know precisely how poorly the hearing went for them yesterday.


And then another state funeral - maybe Carter?
*I hope none of the injuries are serious.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (bDqIh)

245
Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy

------

Whoa.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (8XRCm)

246 Christ you guys are glum.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (W2vOZ)

247 So, she really is a capitalist!
Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:37 AM (X/Pw5)

Pretty damned stupid one. A smart capitalist would price the product a little closer to true market value, and would soft-pedal the "union-made" claptrap.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (/sgva)

248 Santa Clarita, the chances this was done by a dreamer are high
Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 11:42 AM


And therefore Trump's fault. They're obviously snapping over the injustice of their treatment by the horrible Orangemanbad. They have no other way to give voice to their oppression. /s

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (ejd/p)

249 Did anyone else hear Kent say that he had worked for Zbig? (Mika's old man)? I 'm pretty sure I heard him say that. If so, that speaks volumes.

Posted by: DooDad at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (XT6Vl)

I think he said Zbig was one of his professors....also Kissinger.

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (X/Pw5)

250 "Twenty-three years ago Claire Wolfe thought we were at the tipping-point. Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?"

for me it is deja-vu, all over again. Around 40 years ago my little church group, or many of them, were into saving America from the DeepState (they didn't use that term). I think there must have been some Bircher influence, None Dare Call it Conspiracy type stuff. Many were also into some moderate "prepping". I still have that single shot shotgun ... can't recall what happened to the 5 gallon bucket of millet.


There have been many tipping points, and we have tipped very far, listing to the left, but the helm was taken over by globalists who said only the (global) economy mattered. Monetary policy has kept fed fund rates declining since Volcker spiked them to stop Carter's inflation. Now rates are going negative ...


To me it all revolves around the global banks ... but the tentacles of the hydra are many. We really need Barr-Durham to get the real prosecution party started, but instead we have the impeachment boogaloo. tick tock, Kaptain Kristol on the poop deck, cheering on impeachment as icebergs rip the hull.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)

251 >>Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy


How about an IRS Deep Dive into the Pelosi Family Finances?

It's about time we started exposing these thieves and liars for the criminals they are.

Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (4esN9)

252 Interesting.
Ever since I started posting derisive comments on FB about the show trial, FB has not been happy with me.
Pure coincidence I'm sure.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (axyOa)

253 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (9zpat)

We are drawing battle lines and jockeying for position essentially.

Posted by: Someguy at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (O+iVW)

254 237 >>The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."

It would be just desserts to see those billionaires who've been funding Democrats for years get their fortunes confiscated by those same Democrats; but we all know, that's not how it would end.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:43 AM (O7MnT)

In all seriousness, I think THIS is what the Deval Patrick announcement is about. He's from Bain, so he's part of that world, and his Billionaire friends are getting scared that Warren might win; so they're trying to recruit a Massachusetts liberal who's a lot more friendly to them. Wonder how much money they offered him to jump in now?

Still, I think Deval Patrick is gonna be the Egg McMuffin of the Dem party race this year.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (Kpl3J)

255 Likely Senate Democrat "NO" votes for conviction are (in order) Manchin (WV), Sinema (AZ), Tester (MT), whatever dingbat from NH is up in 2020, and Jones (AL)

If any of them cross the aisle I doubt any of the GOPe squishes will cross. No, not even Rmoney, because he's a punk and a pussy.

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (77WPm)

256 Yeah. The Republicans are fight back. That's why they allowed the dems in Virginia to run unopposed in a quarter of the races.

Spotting the dems 25% is a winning strategy.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (qBbz7)

257 126 Nancy Pelosi just called Donald Trump a domestic enemy.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives just declared the President of the United States to be a "domestic enemy".

She just declared war, actual war, on Donald J. Trump and, by extension, all of us.

Unless I see arrests happening on a national scale by close-of-business tomorrow we are FUCKING DONE as a country.

Posted by: DocJ
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I'm trying to recall when, if ever, in the history of our Great Nation that the speaker of the house outright called the President of the United States a domestic enemy.

She needs to be removed as SOTH immediately for stating that out loud. Seriously! Not sure how the fuck we accomplish that but I'm dropping a note to PDJFT, the White House, my two senators and my Rep today DEMANDING that they call a fucking spade a spade and request removal of Nanzi as she has obviously fallen off her rocker and lost all of her mental faculties and needs to be removed immediately.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (sA0t4)

258 There are an estimated 5M plus AR15's and close to 100 billion rounds of.5.56/.223 owned by private citizens in the USA. Soon.

Posted by: Galil at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (Pzzpr)

259 Why aren't we having impeachment hearing for the FISA judge?

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (w7yCS)

260 Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ZLI7S)
*******
I will give you a very local version of Decay, Chaos & I would add Corruption the town that I have lived in all my life, Had a Chief Of Police who was a Burnout, finally was caught & fired. Had a Mayor who was also a Sheriff Deputy, was caught with Coke & lost both jobs & have a house that a guy who was a council member for a few terms whose house was just condemned & will be torn down. But the real question is why did it have to get to the point of the Town taking him to court twice & being fined by the judge & he finally moved out when his wife fell through the floor & broke her arm. he & her finally moved into his late parents house. it is at every level & that is what the Eyesores, Pant shitters whatever you would like to call them don't understand. This shit is way beyond your comprehension

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (BqBId)

261 How long before the predictable republicans in the Senate start with the 'fade'? Troubling things about Trump are being exposed that bring grave concerns to 'muh principles'. We must protect the constitution and democracy...blah blah blah

Posted by: Tentotwo at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (yhf6w)

262 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (arJlL)

263 South Park used to give it to both sides, but these last couple of seasons have been over-the-top NeverTrump.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (O7MnT)

264 To me it all revolves around the global banks ... but the tentacles of the hydra are many. We really need Barr-Durham to get the real prosecution party started, but instead we have the impeachment boogaloo. tick tock, Kaptain Kristol on the poop deck, cheering on impeachment as icebergs rip the hull.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)

don't worry....soon....any minute now.

Posted by: larper called Q at November 14, 2019 11:47 AM (U7k5w)

265
Ever since I started posting derisive comments on FB about the show trial, FB has not been happy with me.
Pure coincidence I'm sure.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 11:46 AM (axyOa)

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Point out when they do things like that.... they are acting as the role of a "publisher". They LOVE that.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2019 11:48 AM (8XRCm)

266 >>How about an IRS Deep Dive into the Pelosi Family Finances?



It's about time we started exposing these thieves and liars for the criminals they are.




It started yesterday with Pelosi's son - see #138

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 11:48 AM (bDqIh)

267 cassus belli.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (9zpat)

casus belli*

Posted by: latin nazi at November 14, 2019 11:48 AM (sI15f)

268 >> Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.

I truly believe the majority of them don't want to take it, merely destroy it.
Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (4esN9)

They want to remake it into an awful country they deserve.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 14, 2019 11:48 AM (W2vOZ)

269 Pretty damned stupid one. A smart capitalist would price the product a little closer to true market value, and would soft-pedal the "union-made" claptrap.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (/sgva)

niche market

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:48 AM (X/Pw5)

270 Oy, should be "casus belli."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 11:49 AM (9zpat)

271 And don't forget, that battle was roughly 5,000 Mexican soldiers vs. 200 Texans. The Thermopylae of Texas.
Posted by: Tom Servo

and a horrible tactical situation

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (1nXyh)

272 casus belli*

Posted by: latin nazi at November 14, 2019 11:48 AM (sI15f)

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I caught it, but not in time.

*kicks dirt*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (9zpat)

273 "6
Country will Balkanize before 2030

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 11:03 AM (w1NOm)"
..
..
The critical element to a balkanization.... or a reprisal of the Spain sort of deal.. is to NOT LOSE.
For many years the oft-repeated advice has been to own 1k rounds per rifle and 500 per handgun. I think that's not nearly enough.
- Standardize your calibers, and 10k rounds for autoloading rifle- 500 rounds for precision rifle, if you have one, assuming you have a no-shit zero and ballistic info for it and a barrel in good shape- Focus on one autoloading pistol caliber with 3k rounds- Toss in a few wheelguns if you can with short barrels. There are reasons.- 50k rounds of .22LR. There is a lot of stuff you can't afford to waste centerfire rounds on.- Your weapon lights need to run on rechargeable batteries, and you need a decent stock of them and chargers that can run on 110v, solar, and 12v. The most common Li-ion weapon light cells can be pirated from laptop batteries.
- 6 months of food per person before wasting money on additional guns (don't be the guy with a 2 person household and 14 AR's). Then quit fucking around and get night vision or thermal instead of more guns.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (67XdO)

274 JJ, if you're here, how did the can sculpture work out?

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (U7k5w)

275 I wonder if Trump's best reply to Nutzy Palsi's "domestic enemy" slander ought to be something along the lines of "Welcome to The Squad!"

Posted by: DocJ at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (77WPm)

276 and Jones (AL)


Doug Jones will go down with the ship. He has no other options. If he had used any excuse to switch to the Republican Party, he could have held that seat for life, like Richard Shelby. As it is, he's not going to even get a Senate pension so he has to keep in the good graces of the party.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (QQ+il)

277 196 I'm not sure where all this "fighting back" is happening except in Trump's judicial appointments. Congress had two years to enact supportive legislation, to stop illegal immigration, build the wall, and end this sanctuary bullshit. Instead they ceded the two years to the Mueller team. There are very few GOPe who do not want to turn this country into something lie an open border economic zone that makes money for them and their donors. The fighting is largely not being done by "our side", and those who pretend as if it's all under control are encouraging inaction.
Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:28 AM (U7k5w)

I think that's far too pessimistic a reading of the situation, and also based on an unrealistic assessment of the situation in Congress after the 2016 elections. Trump had won; but at best, he only had 180 House supporters, with Ryan and his GOP-e crowd dedicated to opposing him. (that's why Ryan and his 40 close followers all bailed in 2018 and did everything they could to throw the House to the Dems)

The Senate has been a bit smarter - the Trump haters there are more cautious, and have not committed seppuku like Ryan did. (well, Corker and Flake did) But Trump still has never had more than about 40 Senators he could really count on. On the other hand, Trump DOES have 40 Senators and 180 House members today than he CAN count on, and that's pretty good. It's not a majority, but it's a sizable group to work with.

But as far as getting things done - Trump, and us, have got to continue to reshape the Republicans and keep tossing out all of the old GOP-e turds, which is why I am not bothered at all by the recently announced House retirements (like that piece of shit Will Hurd) They need to get out, just like the Remainers all needed to be kicked out of BoJo's party over in England.

Posted by: Tom Servo
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Agreed Tom!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (sA0t4)

278 We really need Barr-Durham to get the real prosecution party started, but instead we have the impeachment boogaloo. tick tock, Kaptain Kristol on the poop deck, cheering on impeachment as icebergs rip the hull.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (Cus5s)

Yup, there seems to be no sense of urgency from Barr - Durham.

Or the IGs.

Its like they are waiting for Trump to be impeached, and THEN they will come out and say, oh, wait, sorry.

Its like reopening the Hillary Email case AFTER the Statute of Limitations has passed. An exercise in LOOKING like you are doing something.

Posted by: Don Q at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (NgKpN)

279 >>To me, that is the biggest value Trump has to offer. He is the voice of millions of disaffected Americans. He gave them the courage to speak out and fight back in the ballot box. He won, and gave them validation, so they no longer feel compelled to silence. And now he, and by proxy, his supporters, are being pilloried and destroyed in public.

Politics is war by other means. Always has been. When politics becomes untenable war happens.

If people won't fight now they will fight later or become subjects. And if they fight a real war this is no guarantee that the past we had will come back, better chance it won't.

Yea, we've been down for quite some time and the forces arrayed at us are substantial but they are not supermen and they can be defeated.

Trump won in 2016 and he is going to win a bigger victory next year. That isn't happening with smoke an mirrors. That's happening because he has tapped into the true spirit of the American people and awakened them to fight back. As long as he and other like minded people are willing to fight on my behalf I am going to support them and stay in the fight.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

280
THE eeyores can squeak, whine, and ultimately cower, in the event we lose this, for me personally I mean to cause trouble.

I know how and won't stop until either I win or die. Those with the same mind set are very welcome to join.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (KATBx)

281 Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.

I truly believe the majority of them don't want to take it, merely destroy it.
Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:44 AM (4esN9)

The thing that gets me the most is that we're the only people with nowhere else to go.

AOC can go to Venezuela or Cuba and get all the socialism she wants.

Ilhan Omar can go to any of 57 countries and get all the sharia she wants.

Bill Kristol can go join ISIS and fight all the regime-changing Middle Eastern wars he wants.

But we don't have anywhere else.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (N4xQB)

282 Domestic enemy sounds like a call for violent action.

Posted by: Jeff Rubin (ex Mr Amanpour) at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (Fxgkp)

283 246 Christ you guys are glum.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (W2vOZ)

I'm not! I'm overjoyed at how things are playing out. You know something that gives me hope? The Deep State in the UK that has blocked Brexit for 3 years finally had to allow elections, and it's looking like they are going to be destroyed by them. Coming soon, in December!

Dem's are flailing, and Trump's counterattack is coming now. It's going to be delicious!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:52 AM (Kpl3J)

284 225 Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it. 

..

Tee hee

Posted by: VIRGINIA at November 14, 2019 11:52 AM (jKqaK)

285 Its like reopening the Hillary Email case AFTER the Statute of Limitations has passed. An exercise in LOOKING like you are doing something.
Posted by: Don Q at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (NgKpN)

Trust the plan. I'm thinking that Q is a donk tactician.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 11:52 AM (U7k5w)

286 A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.

Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:52 AM (4esN9)

287 "C'mon, Nancy, crazier. I've got believe you're nuts, ok?

Take 2..."

Posted by: The Director at November 14, 2019 11:53 AM (n6bs1)

288 A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.
Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:52 AM (4esN9)

That's what the APC is for.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 14, 2019 11:53 AM (/sgva)

289
Because of the administrative (deep) state being gifted deference to craft law by a Congress unwilling to go on the record and do their jobs, we have a self-interested class of mandarins. They will resist any change to the status quo since that reduces their power and influence.

That's a metastasizing tumor on the body politic. This won't end well.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at November 14, 2019 11:54 AM (Pjp39)

290 A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.


3000 throats can be cut in one night by a running man.

Posted by: Shit I Learned from Star Trek at November 14, 2019 11:55 AM (oVJmc)

291
A journey of 10,000 rounds begins with a single round.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at November 14, 2019 11:55 AM (Pjp39)

292 My guess is when this thing comes to a head

the mod squad is gonna have a sit down with Nancypants

and it wont be just 4, more like 30

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 11:55 AM (rpxSz)

293 At the Criterion rumors forum there is a thread called:

Shelf Help


Ace hardest hit?

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

294 Some people are deterministic--they believe that outcomes are pre-ordained and that little can be done. The downside to that is that it can become a self fulfilling prophecy. Conservatives seem to project the fall of the Roman Republic, over and over again. Things like demographics is destiny and other such notions. The idea that people can make choices to escape such a destiny to this school of thought is ridiculous.

Other people are optimists--the risk there is that they project optimism on any outcome. If one has read, Candide, and one should, Dr. Pangloss, a character in the book, represents a philosophical school at the time arguing that this is the best of all possible worlds. Often, these are people that have been quite successful and believe that individuals hold the key to their own destiny.

Me, I believe that individuals and large economic, social, and cultural events interplay in creating "destiny". Under this situation, no situation is truly hopeless and no situation will always turn out right. In essence, we can shape our destinies to some extent subject to external factors but that often requires unpleasant actions right not and humans are lazy creatures of habit.

If you decry the rot in our entertainment, unplug from it and rediscover other humans in social activities. Read useful books and gain knowledge. Join organizations, do some good in the community, join a church or synagogue sympathetic to your beliefs.
Heck, even commenting here can have its benefits but if you notice, the folks going to the MoMeets have even more social capital.

If you decry the rot in GOPe, then join at the local level and then become the new broom that sweeps clean. Be engaged in getting new voters, taking existing voters to the polls which as the population ages will become even more important, study the issues. etc. Support those who are fighters for your values and work on their behalf--campaign volunteering, etc.

If you decry the rot in our educational system, then don't subject your children to it--they are far more valuable than any large house, new car, etc.

One person, one family, are like a few ants, which cannot obviously sustain a civilization. However, the concerted number of ants can build a "hive" if they share a common purpose.

Ultimately, decline is a choice and the more people that make that choice that it is inevitable will actually hasten that particular destiny.

The contribution that blackpillers can do is to basically retreat to a cave and stay there. Monastic life outside the community is recommended lest they infect others with their nihilism which says more about the individuals pushing it than the "facts" that a blackpiller is pushing. Hope and courage is always necessary to challenge adverse outcomes and blackpillers do nothing to build either. Thus, the motto, hope for the best, and prepare for the worst.

For a blackpiller, I would suggest reading Pilgrim's Progress if you want a traditional take or perhaps Silverlock by John Myers Myers if you prefer light fantasy with an exposure to the wide world of literature. It is quite possible that these will change your life.

Posted by: whig at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (MItID)

295 A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.

At 270lbs, not far anyway.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (QQ+il)

296 imo the best reason to think even the house will not end up voting on impeachment, is that the market would take a big hit, if not signal a crash. I didn't watch yesterday, but a few are saying the market rallied as the impeachment farce became even more farcical.


Now there are actually real problems with the markets and earnings and job quality ... rates have gone lower and QE is being applied ... I still think it is propped up on easy money, and floating it through 2020 would be a miracle.


BUT impeachment would put the blame squarely on Dems ... "it's the economy stupid" is still true, even though at some point (after the election?) we have to put liberty ahead of globalism and out of control debt.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (Cus5s)

297 That's what the APC is for.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

or the '82 Suburban

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (w7yCS)

298
Shelf Help

Ace hardest hit?
Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (ZGrMX)

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Only when he sits under his shelving.

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2019 11:57 AM (8XRCm)

299 Can you really call this an impeachment though? They are ignoring all rules of law and procedure, have abandoned due process, and are taking "evidence" that would be laughed out of every court in the western world.

That's like saying Soviet show trials were real justice. Its a sham.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

300 I just spilled most of a pulled pork sandwich on the copy I'm editing. Let's just keep this between us, okay? [shovels sandwich fixings back onto bread]

Posted by: joncelli the prophet, now accepting donations at November 14, 2019 11:57 AM (RD7QR)

301 Now it's a bribe?

"The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections," she said. "That's bribery."

I'm not sure how to read this but.....I think she's nervous.

Pelosi declined to say if the bribery charge would become an article of impeachment, insisting Democrats - even as they charge ahead with their investigation - have not concluded Trump committed impeachable offenses.

"We haven't even made a decision to impeach," she said. "That's what the inquiry is about. And when the committees decide that, then they will decide what the articles are."


Hmmm.

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:57 AM (G0vdT)

302 "Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.



Posted by: JackStraw"

Like some bratty, spoiled kid that breaks a siblings toy in anger, if they can't have it nobody will. Which massive immigration they favor will ensure.

Posted by: Ripley at November 14, 2019 11:58 AM (MxEKc)

303 Rickb223... ah..

Never mind

Please.. continue being miserable

Posted by: Getcha Pull at November 14, 2019 11:58 AM (NxIci)

304 That's like saying Soviet show trials were real justice. Its a sham.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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It is what we say it is.

Posted by: The MSM at November 14, 2019 11:58 AM (CDGwz)

305 203: Jack - you are spot on sir. Never back down, never waver, never give in, and never give up.

Lots of doom and gloom going on around here and I for one am sick of it. I can seem to recall that we all knew this one coming and that we'd be prepared to waver the storm while fighting back and now its as if some of us are looking for the fainting couch.

Well, fuck that. I'm with Jack and Tom and others on this. I see it as a plus and if people wish to jump off the Trump train because things are getting difficulty AS EXPECTED then move out of the way but leave your supplies and MREs as the remainder of us are gonna need them as the battle wears on.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 14, 2019 11:58 AM (sA0t4)

306 At least it is not Cassius Cay.
You know, out in the carribean....


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 14, 2019 11:58 AM (ufFY8)

307 "The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections," she said. "That's bribery."

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What two pallets of Swiss Francs shipped to Iran on an unmarked CIA freighter in the middle of the night called then??

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (8XRCm)

308 I honestly didn't think they would get this far but Ginsberg's health must be worse than they are admitting to force them to be this stupid.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (KZzsI)

309 "286
A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.

Posted by: garrett at November 14, 2019 11:52 AM (4esN9)"
..You don't carry 10k rounds. Depending on the local situation, you use it as operational resupply/training/zero checks for several people, or you disperse it among a dozen different caches (if you're behind enemy lines against an organized opponent, it's not like you can just have it sitting on a shelf in the basement).
It also serves as a long term hedge against supply issues. Ammo is different than food, in that you can moderate your use of it much better and it has an indefinite shelf life.

Simple sneaky shenannigans only require a handful of .22 or precision centerfire rounds, but more, er, kinetic pursuits will require a higher volume of centerfire in 5.56/7.62x39/etc - a range trips' worth for the type of people who are used to making 1-3 range trips per year. When you can't count on backup or air support, overkill is the order of the day.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (67XdO)

310 Yup, there seems to be no sense of urgency from Barr - Durham.
Or the IGs.
Its like they are waiting for Trump to be impeached, and THEN they will come out and say, oh, wait, sorry."

If you want to see what a hurried up, half assed prosecution done for political purposes looks like, look no further than the stunt that Pelosi and Schiff are pulling right now.

If you're serious about getting results, you do things very carefully, and you cross every t and you dot every i.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (Kpl3J)

311
"The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections," she said. "That's bribery."


How about getting prosecutors off your kid's back, Nance?

It's hilarious that they say Trump's 'crime' is investigating Biden doing the same thing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (oVJmc)

312 Trump won in 2016 and he is going to win a bigger victory next year. That isn't happening with smoke an mirrors. That's happening because he has tapped into the true spirit of the American people and awakened them to fight back. As long as he and other like minded people are willing to fight on my behalf I am going to support them and stay in the fight.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

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Absolutely. Support them, stay in the fight. It's all necessary. And I think this impeachment crap will be a turd floating in the Democrat/GOPe punchbowl by next November, and Trump will win again, and win bigger.

At that time, the situation could change. It may cause the Dem Party to splinter, regroup, and come back to the American fold in a drastically altered form.

But that's only a tiny hope.

As it stands, they've got an unholy drive to seize total power by any means necessary. And people like that are very hard to convince with words and votes.

But in either case, yes - supporting Trump's reelection and the strengthening of the American cause by peaceful means in the near term is vital.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (9zpat)

313 Claire wolf and her quote represented an interesting time politically.


The cold war was ending and there were discussion about real change in the federal government and how it related to the states.


But then we nominated Bush 41 instead of Buchanan and the reformers who had gone to Congress slowly petered out through the 90s...especially after the left cleared the deck for denis hastert to become speaker of the house.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 14, 2019 12:00 PM (3cfl2)

314
"We haven't even made a decision to impeach," she said. "That's what the inquiry is about. And when the committees decide that, then they will decide what the articles are."

Hmmm.
Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:57 AM (G0vdT)


To be fair, Pelosi is a big fat liar.

OF COURSE they have decided that Trump committed impeachable offenses. They just need to figure out how to word the charges.

I am thinking Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. They are not crimes so there are no elements of the offense.

Posted by: blaster at November 14, 2019 12:00 PM (9VeU0)

315 A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.

I'll lend them my plow truck

for free

well, maybe not free but cheap

Posted by: REDACTED at November 14, 2019 12:00 PM (rpxSz)

316 I think he said Zbig was one of his professors....also Kissinger.

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (X/Pw5)


Oh, Thanks BJ

Posted by: DooDad at November 14, 2019 12:00 PM (XT6Vl)

317 Buying Greenland when?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 12:00 PM (gCAC6)

318 : Jeff Rubin (ex Mr Amanpour) at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (Fxgkp)
207 199 Our next President, Elizabeth Warren, is selling a "Billionaires' Tears" coffee mug for $25.

The marketing blurb says: "Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in this union-made mug ..."
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Heh. They hate Trump but are taking his marketing queues.
Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 11:37 AM (G0vdT)

This am on Baritoromo, Mark Cuban was guesting on her panel. 90% of what he says is Democrat talking points, with some communism thrown in( Heath care is a right) but he did point out an unintended consequence of Warren's Weatlth Tax. He said he looked at his own situation if the Wealth Tax were to be implemented( remember, lucky dumbasses like Cuban don't actually know or read the constitution, they believe a wealth tax is constitutional or don't care if it isn't) and he doesn't have enough cash available to actually pay the tax. He would have to liquidate assets, like most billionaires would have to do, because they don't have stacks of money just sitting around their living room. If every wealthy individual would have to do that, then these assets would be bought by foreign interests such as Saudi Arabia( Maria piped up with China, of course Cuban owns an NBA team, so he wasn't going to utter the word China) , etc.

It's a valid point, and one Warren probably thinks is a good effect.

Posted by: Jen the original at November 14, 2019 12:00 PM (96m0f)

319 You tell-em JackStraw, I think some people underestimate the resolve of the everyday people in this country. Wife was pissed a couple of years ago when I listed "country" over all else in some priorities list quiz thing.

Posted by: NativeNH at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (wVfmx)

320 A man can't carry 10,000 rounds.
Posted by: garrett

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A man doesn't need 10,000 rounds. If we each do our part, about 10-20 should do it. To break the back of a mob, you don't need to stop all of them. If a relatively few go down and stay down . . ..

Posted by: Tonypete at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (Y4EXg)

321 I mean I knew they were stupid, but they gave up their advantages. now they have to come to a conclusion, this has a necessary end. The "investigation" could have gone on for months, prompting fund raising and giving their allies in the press something to talk about all that time. They had a bone to keep throwing their base. Now its going to wrap up at a certain time and then what?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (KZzsI)

322 or the '82 Suburban
Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 11:56 AM (w7yCS)

(smiles)

The Suburban: the poor man's stealth APC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (/sgva)

323 Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:51 AM (ZLI7S) 

Well said...

(I think I have a bit of a man-crush!)

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (A3700)

324
Rudy Giuliani @RudyGiuliani
51m
Stay tuned to my Instagram. At (@) TheRudyGiuliani

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (BqBId)

325 "This is being done not for true criminal behavior, but rather because of sheer hatred for Donald Trump..."
.........

Yeah, that was pretty clear this morning in Nutzi Palsy's press conference.

Posted by: wth at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (v0R5T)

326 186 Terrific work, Weasel. Hope to see more.

Yeah, he's more than just a trigger finger !

Posted by: JT at November 14, 2019 12:02 PM (arJlL)

327 "We haven't even made a decision to impeach," she said.

That's an obvious lie. They already decided to impeach, they're just hunting for a crime now.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 12:02 PM (ZGrMX)

328 305 203: Jack - you are spot on sir. Never back down, never waver, never give in, and never give up. 

..

Right?

Show us your war face!

Posted by: VIRGINIA GOP at November 14, 2019 12:02 PM (jKqaK)

329

FINALLY!

President Trump finally called the fake whistleblower a "fake whistleblower."

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 14, 2019 12:02 PM (2jP82)

330 RE: carrying 10,000 bullets... yeah you can't carry that many at once.

But the rate of kills in Afghanistan is officially 250,000 per kill. It was lower in Vietnam, but still really, really high. I mean, that stat is a bit misleading because of suppression fire and fire for effect just to impress and intimidate but... 10k isn't gonna last long in a real battle.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

331 Nice typewriter, hope that pot bellied stove keeps you warm.

Posted by: Harley at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (/jZjK)

332 I'll give you an example of moving slowly but carefully in a legal case - it's aggravating that Avenatti is still free, tweeting away, and his trials won't start til next year. But a year from now, he's going to be looking at a 20 - 50 year sentence in Federal Prison, and he ain't getting out of it. Because the prosecutors are doing it right.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (Kpl3J)

333 It is the job of the executive branch to investigate and prosecute crimes.


Joe Biden on tape admitted to committing a crime.


If trump didn't investigate and doesn't arrest Biden he has committed an impeachable offense.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (3cfl2)

334 That's an obvious lie. They already decided to impeach, they're just hunting for a crime now.

No, the "investigation" committee was the look for a crime. They really seem to believe they actually found one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

335

Just what the Democrats needed: a school shooting.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 14, 2019 12:04 PM (2jP82)

336 FINALLY!

President Trump finally called the fake whistleblower a "fake whistleblower."
Posted by: Soothsayer at November 14, 2019 12:02 PM (2jP82)
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Local talk show host calls him the "Whistle Leaker"

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 12:04 PM (G0vdT)

337 130 Re: The duck story

I always assumed amok was spelled amuck.

amok. its Filipino. A person who goes into a trance. When he awakens there is a bloody machete in his hand.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 14, 2019 12:04 PM (Vy7tf)

338 This Pelosi and domestic enemy thing. Is that recent or from last month?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 12:04 PM (axyOa)

339 Local talk show host calls him the "Whistle Leaker"

I've heard Rush Limbaugh use that too.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 14, 2019 12:05 PM (ZGrMX)

340 The local news reporting on this inquiry bullshit is making my head explode.
Pure Democrat slant.

Jesus.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at November 14, 2019 12:05 PM (ufFY8)

341 Well, fuck that. I'm with Jack and Tom and others on this. I see it as a plus and if people wish to jump off the Trump train because things are getting difficulty AS EXPECTED then move out of the way but leave your supplies and MREs as the remainder of us are gonna need them as the battle wears on.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at November 14, 2019 11:58 AM (sA0t4)

Here we are with the same false dichotomy: If you don't agree that everything is progressing "just the way he wants it", then you don't support Trump. No, I just don't support the pollyannas who think everything happening now, from the loss of the House, to Mueller, to this impeachment show trial is all the deus ex machina work of a multidimensional chess grandmaster. I do not believe that this is what was "expected, and had to happen'.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 12:05 PM (U7k5w)

342 Ever wonder why the Left doesn't try to amend the Constitution to get what they want? They don't try it because they lost the push for ERA. That's how the Left rolls. They'll try the legal way once and find a work around when that doesn't work. That's why I suspect they don't want to try and win the election in 2020. They are looking for that work around.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 14, 2019 12:05 PM (JKNZq)

343 >>This Pelosi and domestic enemy thing. Is that recent or from last month?

From her weekly presser this morning.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (ZLI7S)

344 Nutzi said she "doesn't chew gum". Just cud.

Posted by: wth at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (v0R5T)

345 Weasel,
Do you have any insights about a Del-Ton Echo 5.56?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (axyOa)

346 amok. its Filipino. A person who goes into a trance. When he awakens there is a bloody machete in his hand.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at November 14, 2019 12:04 PM (Vy7tf)

Pon Farr for the win, yo.
Amok Time.

Posted by: Horny Spock at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (ufFY8)

347 "We haven't even made a decision to impeach," she said. "That's what the inquiry is about. And when the committees decide that, then they will decide what the articles are."

They'll just deem the articles of impeachment as having been passed, without bothering to vote on or even write them.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting. at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (SchxB)

348 >> If every wealthy individual would have to do that, then these assets
would be bought by foreign interests such as Saudi Arabia( Maria piped
up with China, of course Cuban owns an NBA team, so he wasn't going to
utter the word China) , etc.



It's a valid point, and one Warren probably thinks is a good effect.



And what happens to, say, the Amazon stock price when Bezos is required to sell a chunk of his shares to pay his wealth tax? I'm guessing that will affect a lot of non-billionaires.

As usual, tax-happy Democrats never see the potential consequences of big taxes/tax increases.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (bDqIh)

349 If you want to see what a hurried up, half assed prosecution done for political purposes looks like, look no further than the stunt that Pelosi and Schiff are pulling right now.

If you're serious about getting results, you do things very carefully, and you cross every t and you dot every i.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 11:59 AM (Kpl3J)

sorry, but Durham only making it a criminal inquiry a couple weeks ago? When we have had public evidence of criminal activity for a couple of years now?

You know, so he can finally subpoena people?

we are at the point where the Patient has just about bled out, but the Doctor is still signing forms so he won't get sued later.

Posted by: Don Q at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (NgKpN)

350
Pelosi is indeed lying about not being certain about impeachment vote. She's saying that because of the very embarrassing New York Post front page the other day showing shiff: "GUILTY! Now On To The Trial"

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 14, 2019 12:07 PM (2jP82)

351
Ayanna Pressley - the stupid Marxketeer - said America has one in four people behind bars. One in four people on the planet.

I think she forgot to carry the 1...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 14, 2019 12:07 PM (zBaqJ)

352
amok. its Filipino. A person who goes into a trance. When he awakens there is a bloody machete in his hand.
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid.


Two Moro. Two Moro. I love ya. Two Moro.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 14, 2019 12:07 PM (aKsyK)

353 I think that's far too pessimistic a reading of the situation, and also based on an unrealistic assessment of the situation in Congress after the 2016 elections. Trump had won; but at best, he only had 180 House supporters, with Ryan and his GOP-e crowd dedicated to opposing him. (that's why Ryan and his 40 close followers all bailed in 2018 and did everything they could to throw the House to the Dems)


Oh, but we ARE fighting back.

Spit.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 12:07 PM (qBbz7)

354 Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 14, 2019 11:50 AM (67XdO)

Would thermal or night vision be eligible as a Sunday weaselmtopic?

Posted by: clutch at November 14, 2019 12:07 PM (MZEu8)

355 we are at the point where the Patient has just about bled out, but the Doctor is still signing forms so he won't get sued later.

Yeah, the Justice Department has repeatedly shown that they can act swiftly if they choose to. Or very, very Slwooooowwwly if they choose to. Such as if it involves an enemy of Trump.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:08 PM (KZzsI)

356 PITTSBURGH, PA - Democratic state Rep. Brandon Markosek of Monroeville faces DUI charges after being stopped by police in September in East Pennsboro, Cumberland County.

Markosek was driving 53 mph in a 35 mph speed limit area when he was pulled over, according to police. He also faces a speeding charge.

Markosek's attorney told PennLive that his blood alcohol was well below the legal limit when the test was performed after his arrest and he suspects the DUI charges will be dropped. He said Markosek will accept responsibility for the speeding violation.

Markosek, 26, was elected to the state House in November 2018. He is the son of former state Rep. Joseph Markosek, who represented the same district in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs for more than three decades.
********
again it is not just at the federal level

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 14, 2019 12:08 PM (BqBId)

357 GOP motto: "play by the rules." Democrat motto: "whatever it takes."

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at November 14, 2019 12:08 PM (ODbpK)

358 "
A man doesn't need 10,000 rounds. If we each do
our part, about 10-20 should do it. To break the back of a mob, you
don't need to stop all of them. If a relatively few go down and stay
down . . ..





Posted by: Tonypete at November 14, 2019 12:01 PM (Y4EXg)"
..I think some of you aren't getting it, and that's exactly who my recommendation was directed at. We're not talking about breaking the resolve of a mob, we're talking about commies and voting them off the island.
.
So you let 80% of that mob that was pulling people from their cars and beating them to death run off. Then what? They just do it again later, or do it house-by-house under cover of darkness to some other poor family.
.

If they start it, we either
finish it or end up in a ditch. The cliff we're looking over the edge
of goes way, way farther down than some rioting.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 14, 2019 12:09 PM (67XdO)

359 Ever wonder why the Left doesn't try to amend the Constitution to get what they want?

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Because Ammending the Constitution is hard. They have to convince us stupid rubes their way is better and voting appropriately.


Its MUCH easier to effect change by appointing judges that create policy out of thin air and importing millions of new citizens, addicting them to the narcotic of government graft, and harvesting those new votes in their favor.

Amend the Constitution..... HAH!

Posted by: fixerupper at November 14, 2019 12:10 PM (8XRCm)

360 I'll know trump and co are serious when they arrest hunter biden or one of the Russia gate crew.


Until then the dems are getting the greenlight to do whatever they want.


Hell we are seriously arguing now that it is an impeachable offense to investigate influence peddling. This is thg he fnm's current talking point.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 14, 2019 12:10 PM (3cfl2)

361 >>Ayanna Pressley - the stupid Marxketeer - said America has one in four people behind bars. One in four people on the planet.



I think she forgot to carry the 1...




IIRC, 40% of federal inmates are foreigners. You know, illegal immigrants who cross into our country and commit violent crimes.
You want to really reduce the number of people behind bars, Ayanna?
BUILD THE WALL AND ACTIVELY REMOVE ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 12:10 PM (bDqIh)

362 Pelosi is indeed lying about not being certain about impeachment vote. She's saying that because of the very embarrassing New York Post front page the other day showing shiff: "GUILTY! Now On To The Trial"

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She said "we'll decide what the articles are."

Not "what, if any, articles there are."

It's the old "show me the man, and I'll show you the crime" routine.

I don't know if I'd call it a lie. Just a promise.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 14, 2019 12:10 PM (9zpat)

363 225 Fuck the left. This is our country and they are not taking it.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ZLI7S)


Right. And Trump is fighting hot leather for us.
He's 73 and on the trail to every state stumping rallies for Republicans. He will have much support who owe no allegiance to the GOPe.

Posted by: Winning at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (AfYvi)

364 Weasel,
Do you have any insights about a Del-Ton Echo 5.56?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (axyOa)

I've got one...caught it on sale <$400...entry level AR. I like it.

Posted by: BignJames at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (X/Pw5)

365 >>Hell we are seriously arguing now that it is an impeachable offense to investigate influence peddling. This is thg he fnm's current talking point.

Do you think that is a position of strength or weakness for them?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (ZLI7S)

366 They'll just deem the articles of impeachment as having been passed, without bothering to vote on or even write them.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting. at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (SchxB)
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Don't give her any ideas.

Posted by: WisRich at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (G0vdT)

367 357 GOP motto: "play by the rules." Democrat motto: "whatever it takes."
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at November 14, 2019 12:08 PM (ODbpK)

And least the GOP's optics are on point when losing.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (w1NOm)

368
If they start it, we either
finish it or end up in a ditch. The cliff we're looking over the edge
of goes way, way farther down than some rioting.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 14, 2019 12:09 PM (67XdO)

It is the leadership ultimately, in academia, government, private industry, that must be dealt with. The mob are just minions.

Posted by: Someguy at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (O+iVW)

369 http://bit.ly/379wG22
*******
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Lays Off More Than 30 Workers: Union | Pittsburgh, PA Patch
*******
Putz-Gazette recently cut back to 3 days a week print edition. That Libtard rag is on life support

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 14, 2019 12:12 PM (BqBId)

370 My ball! My rules!

Posted by: Nutzi Palsy at November 14, 2019 12:12 PM (v0R5T)

371 It's the old "show me the man, and I'll show you the crime" routine.

Its the only way they know how to do things on the left. They're following the same method as college tribunals where they abandon all elements of justice and due process because they just know what the outcome should be, and the trial is only for the designated victim to feel a sense of closure and justice.

All the while yelling "no one is above the law!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:12 PM (KZzsI)

372 O.K. This did give me a laugh, NY Post had a picture of the fat rag queen in a short red dress who appeared during the shampeachment inquiry. The title is "It's a drag" and the headline underneath it says "Goodwin": Dull hearings are a bust."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2019 12:12 PM (WI7YS)

373 Don't give her any ideas.

Where do you think I got it from?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting. at November 14, 2019 12:12 PM (SchxB)

374 The local news reporting on this inquiry bullshit is making my head explode.
Pure Democrat slant.

Jesus.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt
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See: 304

Posted by: The MSM at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (CDGwz)

375 Make that fat "drag" Queen"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (WI7YS)

376 >>
I'll know trump and co are serious when they arrest hunter biden or one of the Russia gate crew.


Has it been shown he did anything illegal yet?Maybe something with the finances being passed through places like Cypress or the China business, perhaps.
I think the crimes they'll be arresting people for will be the political and federal bureaucrats, destroying the Biden, Kerry, Romney, Pelosi businesses along the way. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (bDqIh)

377 365 >>Hell we are seriously arguing now that it is an impeachable offense to investigate influence peddling. This is thg he fnm's current talking point.

Do you think that is a position of strength or weakness for them?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (ZLI7S)

Its why for weeks the Press was pushing the 'no evidence of Biden' anything ploy.

Its already set in stone in the minds of many Low Info Voters.

Posted by: Don Q at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (NgKpN)

378 Do you think that is a position of strength or weakness for them?

I guess we'll find out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (KZzsI)

379 Weasel,
Do you have any insights about a Del-Ton Echo 5.56?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 14, 2019 12:06 PM (axyOa)
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No - but at under $500 (Bud's Gun Shop) it looks like a good deal!

Posted by: Weasel at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (RrqtM)

380 NOOD

Posted by: Max Power at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (q177U)

381 Strength. Because they are not being called on it.

The left wants a system where they are held to a different standard and people just expect it.

And they do this by rubbing criminality in the public's faces...

Posted by: 18-1 at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (3cfl2)

382 Here we are with the same false dichotomy: If you don't agree that everything is progressing "just the way he wants it", then you don't support Trump. No, I just don't support the pollyannas who think everything happening now, from the loss of the House, to Mueller, to this impeachment show trial is all the deus ex machina work of a multidimensional chess grandmaster. I do not believe that this is what was "expected, and had to happen'.
Posted by: CN


Especially considering there is no "Trump" in the wings for when Donald terms out.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (qBbz7)

383 Montana senator? Jon Tester, D-fat fuck
elected because the loony right ("constitutional party") runs a goofball that gets 4-6% and kills the republican. The left will not allow a splinter candidate on their side.

Posted by: free tibet at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (3D8HF)

384 Yeah, the Justice Department has repeatedly shown that they can act swiftly if they choose to. Or very, very Slwooooowwwly if they choose to. Such as if it involves an enemy of Trump.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:08 PM (KZzsI)

I don't believe that Trump wanted Sessions to recuse and the Mueller crap to eat up two years.

I don't believe that Trump wanted Rod to file for another FISA warrant extension.

I don't believe that he wants DOJ to run the clock for another few months.

I don't get all giddy optimistic ever time someone reports another "Horowitz is almost ready" update. I've been reading these for two years now.

But somehow unless you applaud the kabuki, doubt integrity Jeff or "white hat Rosenstein", you are a turncoat who is "abandoning" Trump.

Ridiculous.

Posted by: CN at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (U7k5w)

385 If they start it, we either 
finish it or end up in a ditch. The cliff we're looking over the edge 

..

Start what?

They've already shot people and a coup is underway.

Posted by: Wut at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (jKqaK)

386 330 RE: carrying 10,000 bullets... yeah you can't carry that many at once.

But the rate of kills in Afghanistan is officially 250,000 per kill. It was lower in Vietnam, but still really, really high. I mean, that stat is a bit misleading because of suppression fire and fire for effect just to impress and intimidate but... 10k isn't gonna last long in a real battle.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

I remember visiting Port Hudson, the last Confederate fort on the Mississippi to hold out in 1863, after Vicksburg fell. The Federal army besieged it and bombarded it with artillery, but the forts ramparts were all built with Mississippi mud, which just absorbed all the shells. IIRC, at the military park they had a stat that showed that the Feds fired over 8600 lbs of artillery into that fort for every single man killed. When the fort finally surrendered, they bargained with the Feds to give them one night to get ready, and that night anyone who didn't want to be captured took a log out into the Mississippi river and floated past Federal lines in the dark. By the next morning, the Fort was mostly empty.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (Kpl3J)

387 I'll know trump and co are serious when they arrest hunter biden or one of the Russia gate crew.


Has it been shown he did anything illegal yet?Maybe something with the finances being passed through places like Cypress or the China business, perhaps.
I think the crimes they'll be arresting people for will be the political and federal bureaucrats, destroying the Biden, Kerry, Romney, Pelosi businesses along the way. . .
Posted by: Lizzy at November 14, 2019 12:13 PM (bDqIh)

Need to investigate him for Tax Evasion.

You know, get his IRS records?

Oh, wait, you only do that to Trump's, never mind.

Posted by: Don Q at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (NgKpN)

388 I posted this link in the ONT the other night. I'm reposting it because every single damn time I watch it I laugh and the Horde could use a laugh.

https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1192734029004460037

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 14, 2019 12:14 PM (d6Ksn)

389 It's the old "show me the man, and I'll show you the crime" routine.
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"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."

Cardinal Richelieu

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 14, 2019 12:15 PM (CDGwz)

390 332. "But a year from now, he's going to be looking at a 20 - 50 year sentence
in Federal Prison, and he ain't getting out of it. Because the
prosecutors are doing it right."



But why does it take a year to prepare a case against him? This is what drives me nuts about the DOJ, it shouldn't take that long to prepare for a trial.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 14, 2019 12:15 PM (4thlk)

391 Christ you guys are glum.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 14, 2019 11:45 AM (W2vOZ)


And today's one of my cheerier days.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 14, 2019 12:15 PM (Ki5SV)

392 31 Guatemalan illegals were caught by the CBP yesterday near Big Bend TX. An unusual place to see groups of illegals crossing. All of them were wearing camo outerwear.

Posted by: Galil at November 14, 2019 12:17 PM (Pzzpr)

393 "
It is the leadership ultimately, in academia, government, private industry, that must be dealt with. The mob are just minions.


Posted by: Someguy at November 14, 2019 12:11 PM (O+iVW)"
..The minions are still plenty capable of raping your wife and daughters and then putting their severed heads on display on your front porch. Part of the entirely problem of the commie leadership is that they've created a population of barbarians, both home grown and imported.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 14, 2019 12:18 PM (67XdO)

394 But the rate of kills in Afghanistan is officially 250,000 per kill. It was lower in Vietnam, but still really, really high. I mean, that stat is a bit misleading because of suppression fire and fire for effect just to impress and intimidate but... 10k isn't gonna last long in a real battle.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 14, 2019 12:03 PM (KZzsI)
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I think you're looking at it from the wrong end.

In the US, it would be asymmetrical warfare on steroids.

Posted by: blake - are you DMV experienced?
at November 14, 2019 12:18 PM (qC1Sy)

395 I don't think anybody is jumping off the Trump train, its more like standing on top of the coal car screaming at the damn GOP to get on while they feed over at the pig trough and sex up the donkeys.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 14, 2019 12:19 PM (r+sAi)

396 Why Avenetti isn't on the lam surprises me.

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 12:19 PM (1nXyh)

397 There will be no civil war. Such an undertaking would require enormous
organization - and organizing people on the right is like herding cats.

Posted by: Tere Hanges at November 14, 2019 12:19 PM (uGHnY)

398 Everything has been a disappointment since Reagan (PBUH) took the chopper out for the last time. After Trump, it looks like we get our first certifiable Caligula.

We all know how that turns out.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 14, 2019 12:19 PM (e1mEI)

399 But why does it take a year to prepare a case against him? This is what drives me nuts about the DOJ, it shouldn't take that long to prepare for a trial.
Posted by: lowandslow

Just getting to trial can take a year in a federal patent case

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 12:21 PM (1nXyh)

400 "I'm not sure where all this "fighting back" is happening except in Trump's judicial appointments."

Every person with a job who didn't have one three years ago is fighting back.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 14, 2019 12:22 PM (bDdMm)

401 THE eeyores can squeak, whine, and ultimately cower, in the event we lose this, for me personally I mean to cause trouble.

I know how and won't stop until either I win or die. Those with the same mind set are very welcome to join.
Posted by: irongrampa

Yup. Right beside you.

Posted by: Crusty Uncle Roscoe at November 14, 2019 12:25 PM (jLsPj)

402 You can find 101 Things To Do TIL the Revolution at archive.org.

Not sure it would hav the glowing recommendation to use Google if written today or to move to Canada for more freedom. Still, it was fun to look through.

Posted by: Philemon at November 14, 2019 12:26 PM (/yPAy)

403 390 332. "But a year from now, he's going to be looking at a 20 - 50 year sentence in Federal Prison, and he ain't getting out of it. Because the prosecutors are doing it right."

But why does it take a year to prepare a case against him? This is what drives me nuts about the DOJ, it shouldn't take that long to prepare for a trial.
Posted by: lowandslow at November 14, 2019 12:15 PM (4thlk)

Because it's all financial, the big charges are tax evasion and theft from his clients. The evidence is not going to be personal testimony (at least not much of it) instead, it is going to be thousands of pages of financial records and transactions. It's difficult to construct all of that into a carefully laid out narrative of fraud, extortion, and theft - but on the other hand, once it *is* laid out, it's almost impossible for a defendant to fight it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 12:27 PM (Kpl3J)

404 "Just getting to trial can take a year in a federal patent case"



The question is, why?

Posted by: lowandslow at November 14, 2019 12:30 PM (4thlk)

405 I posted this link in the ONT the other night. I'm reposting it because every single damn time I watch it I laugh and the Horde could use a laugh.

https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1192734029004460037
Posted by: Donna&&&&V.

Nice !

LOL

Posted by: JT at November 14, 2019 12:31 PM (arJlL)

406 Will we recognize ourselves in another twenty-three?Micro-Nova is the new SMOD. It's our only hope.

Posted by: Paladin at November 14, 2019 12:31 PM (AF+lo)

407 There will be no civil war. Such an undertaking would require enormous
organization - and organizing people on the right is like herding cats.
Posted by: Tere Hanges

Just keep telling yourself that bed time story

Posted by: Crusty Uncle Roscoe at November 14, 2019 12:31 PM (jLsPj)

408 396 Why Avenetti isn't on the lam surprises me.
Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 12:19 PM (1nXyh)

He was on twitter yesterday cheering that two conspiracy charges against him were dropped. But he's such a great lawyer that apparently didn't understand that they were weak placeholder charges, and they were replaced yesterday by Grand Jury indictments for extortion and mail fraud, much more serious charges. And these are the East Coast charges! The Los Angeles trial, scheduled to start next May, I think is the one where he's really gonna get a long sentence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 12:31 PM (Kpl3J)

409 Seems to me, we only need 535 rounds.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's Pessary at November 14, 2019 12:33 PM (kW0Jk)

410 407 There will be no civil war. Such an undertaking would require enormous organization - and organizing people on the right is like herding cats.
Posted by: Tere Hanges

Just keep telling yourself that bed time story
Posted by: Crusty Uncle Roscoe at November 14, 2019 12:31 PM (jLsPj)

I've been saying repeatedly, look at Bolivia today if you want to see how a modern Civil War plays out. Unless the Army joins in and splits in half, there's never much actual fighting in a civil war

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 14, 2019 12:33 PM (Kpl3J)

411 I always assumed amok was spelled amuck. We need another word origin sidebar.
Posted by: Ted K. at November 14, 2019 11:25 AM (FJYfm)


If we do get another word origin sidebar, I'd like to include the word stantial. If substantial is good, then how is sub as a prefix used? Substandard means not as good.

Posted by: Chillin the most at November 14, 2019 12:35 PM (lonOK)

412 "Because it's all financial, the big charges are tax evasion and theft
from his clients. The evidence is not going to be personal testimony
(at least not much of it) instead, it is going to be thousands of pages
of financial records and transactions. It's difficult to construct all
of that into a carefully laid out narrative of fraud, extortion, and
theft - but on the other hand, once it *is* laid out, it's almost
impossible for a defendant to fight it."




That doesn't mean it should take a year. The only reason it does is because they're bureaucrats get the same paycheck if they drag their feet or not. There's no accountability and no leadership.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 14, 2019 12:36 PM (4thlk)

413 #170 Apple doesn't give a rip if millions die as long as the product gets shipped.

Posted by: torabora at November 14, 2019 12:39 PM (Y274z)

414 It may have been too early to start shooting the bastards in 1996. It will be a viable option soon, very soon.

Posted by: budman at November 14, 2019 12:43 PM (BJHyl)

415 He was on twitter yesterday cheering that two conspiracy charges against him were dropped. But he's such a great lawyer that apparently didn't understand that they were weak placeholder charges, and they were replaced yesterday by Grand Jury indictments for extortion and mail fraud, much more serious charges. And these are the East Coast charges! The Los Angeles trial, scheduled to start next May, I think is the one where he's really gonna get a long sentence.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Exactly, he's toast. I realize he's a shitty lawyer - but he should be able to read the tea leaves. Going to prison with a reputation as a rat vs absconding to China, not sure which is worse.

Posted by: Jean at November 14, 2019 12:50 PM (w7yCS)

416 I still don't get why more don't see just how badly yesterday went for them.

It's those thingy's the Amish put on their horses heads, so the don't see the 18 wheeler bearing down on them as they run the red light.

Posted by: Paladin at November 14, 2019 12:51 PM (AF+lo)

417
"To break the back of a mob, you don't need to stop all of them. If a relatively few go down and stay down"

Sometimes, all you need to give them is a "whiff of grapeshot". https://bit.ly/2pkrU0v

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at November 14, 2019 01:11 PM (Pjp39)

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