The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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The American presence throughout the world is a positive for both the country and the world, and know-nothings who demand that we withdraw completely are ignorant of the realities of geopolitics.

There are substantive discussions to be had about the exact level of involvement in the many countries in which we have a military presence, and even more substantive discussions about the goals of that involvement.

But involved we must be. Because the Russians and the Chinese and the Iranians and the Cubans and the Pakistanis and the North Koreans and the many other bad or neutral actors will swiftly fill the void if we bury our heads in the sand and affect an air of isolationism.

This is not a binary decision, and anyone who reduces it to that is ignorant. There is a significant difference between the out-of-control nation building that the neo-cons and the Bushes just love, and a robust foreign policy that projects our power, keeps the bad guys' heads down, and does not risk the lives of our fighting men for some amorphous goals.

That is an achievable objective, and President Trump has made significant moves in that direction. Have we withdrawn from Syria? Of course not. Have we limited our daily exposure? Yes, but without ceding the battle-space to Iran and Russia and Sunni terrorists.

We have made significant mistakes in the last generation, and many thousands of our fighting men have paid a heavy price. But shrinking American power to within our borders will do nothing but embolden our enemies, and in the long run will cost us many more lives, and much more gold.

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Today is "National Talk Like A Sesquipedal Day."
[I made that up, but it should be!]
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Hey Bill! Cap'n Bill! How's the fluffing of the Democrat party going for you? And you over there! The postman's son? Your 15 minutes are up! And has anyone seen Karl Rove? Oh...I would mention the ex-Speaker of The House, but I don't remember his name!

With apologies to Colonel Kilgore:

"Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a court bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' Dem judge. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole court. Smelled like… Victory. Someday this war's gonna end…"

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1 Help I'm lost

Posted by: Brie Larsen's nonexistent hammies at March 14, 2019 10:55 AM (ymnmz)

2 wow

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2019 10:56 AM (0O7c5)

3 The blind hate ticket!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 14, 2019 10:56 AM (RD7QR)

4 Oh, and SPONGE

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 14, 2019 10:56 AM (RD7QR)

5 probably not first
but let's have a show of hands: anyone here planning on voting for Butthole for president?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 14, 2019 10:56 AM (ZqRa6)

6 The four brain cells ticket.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 14, 2019 10:57 AM (JgA4k)

7 Hatin' Joooz and Killin' Babies: The Modern Democratic Party

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 10:58 AM (4knXT)

8 top ten?

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 14, 2019 10:58 AM (pw+jk)

9 th

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (pw+jk)

10 In honor of Pie day, I suggest today be all about the Loughlin girls Deep Fakes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (bcbK8)

11
Yang has lots of anti-Jew supporters.

The new Democrat base is extremely anti-Jew.
I see it in Youtube comments every day.
There's far more support for Tlaib and that other muslim salami's bigotry for Jews than condemnation among the rank and file Democrat base.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (qS21R)

12 "Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a court bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' Dem judge. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole court. Smelled like... Victory. Someday this war's gonna end..."

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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (oh/Sd)

13 Today is "National Talk Like A Sesquipedal Day."
[I made that up, but it should be!]



Today IS Pi Day. 3.14

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (LHT0w)

14 Something about Rashida Tlaib makes me think she has big hands and an Adam's apple.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (JgA4k)

15 One of the few sure things in life: Lori Loughlin's daughter will never be accused of sesquipedalianism.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:00 AM (TpAxy)

16 In spite of feminist pixie dust theory, beautiful women can sell anything to someone. If this is the best the Demonicrat Party has to offer, they don't expect to make many sales.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:00 AM (3sjI6)

17 And yet 50% of the Jews will not vote for a GOP candidate.

Posted by: JAS at March 14, 2019 11:00 AM (KOCKb)

18 There is a significant difference between the out-of-control nation building that the neo-cons and the Bushes just love, and a robust foreign policy that projects our power, keeps the bad guys' heads down, and does not risk the lives of our fighting men for some amorphous goals.

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It's quite simple. Sending evildoers pallets of cash: bad. Sending them the business end of cruise missiles: good.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 14, 2019 11:00 AM (+y/Ru)

19 A day to celebrate extreme midgets?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 14, 2019 11:00 AM (AB9tT)

20 14 Something about Rashida Tlaib makes me think she has big hands and an Adam's apple.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (JgA4k)

Caaaan confirm

Posted by: An unlucky goat at March 14, 2019 11:01 AM (RD7QR)

21 Today IS Pi Day. 3.14


That ended this morning at 1:59.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:01 AM (fuK7c)

22 Happy PI Day (3.14)

Posted by: AOC at March 14, 2019 11:01 AM (+8Yuj)

23

btw, get on YT and fuck with people.
Support good Youtubers, and troll the bad ones.

It's a lot of fun to mess with the childish YangGang.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:02 AM (qS21R)

24 Something about Rashida Tlaib makes me think she has big hands and an Adam's apple.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (JgA4k)


She could wrap that ugly m*therf*cking yapper of hers around a 20" sewer pipe.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 11:02 AM (4knXT)

25 I watched 'R-Point' last night, speaking of Vietnam movies.

Not bad. Some good twists, a real ghost horror story. No happy endings.

It's interesting that the South Koreans seem to have the same cinematic 'language' we do in the US. Apart from the language, they make movies that I can enjoy very easily. In fact, they feel more 'American' than French, German or Italian cinema, even.

I haven't found too many weird quirks like in Japanese or Chinese movies, though the Hong Kong films of the 60-90's are also very accessible, if exotic.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (bcbK8)

26 They can't have a Pi Day in Europe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (fuK7c)

27 One of the few sure things in life: Lori Loughlin's daughter will never be accused of sesquipedalianism.
Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:00 AM (TpAxy)

Well, what about my use of argleybargley and mmmffllvvapppptlme?--Lori I Can't Spell My Last Name.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (3sjI6)

28 TRUTH

The democrat party has always hated Jews but loved their money.
The democrat party has always hated blacks but love their votes.
The democrat party has always hated Mexicans but love the replacement votes.
The democrat party has always hated women but love their money and votes.

The democrat party only loves power and control and will use any means possible to get it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (pw+jk)

29 Hadn't seen this ...

Top Mueller Prosecutor Stepping Down In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending

Posted by: AOC at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (+8Yuj)

30 But shrinking American power to within our borders will do nothing but embolden our enemies, and in the long run will cost us many more lives, and much more gold.

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Say it all you want. No more. Nothing further. Damn the consequences.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (QOd+b)

31
pneumonoultram icroso picsili covol can o coniosis (all together, is the longest english word)

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (0O7c5)

32 Today IS Pi Day. 3.14

But what do we do at 3 o'clock with the "92654"?

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (CMq2e)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (mPA2P)

34 Andrew Weissmann, the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will study and teach at New York University and work on a variety of public service projects, including his longstanding interest in preventing wrongful convictions by shoring up forensic science standards used in courts, the sources added.

The departure is the strongest sign yet that Mueller and his team have all but concluded their work.

Posted by: AOC at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (+8Yuj)

35 "no-nothings"? Is that a something?

Posted by: mindful webworker and the pickers of nit at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (TJwgA)

36 Hatin' Joooz and Killin' Babies: The Modern Democratic Party

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 10:58 AM (4knXT)



Oh come on now they have a lot more to them than that. There's hate whitey, hate Christians, hate heterosexuals, hate men, hate capitalism...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (OLCnA)

37 For Foreign Policy I prefer we help our friends and punish our enemies. If we did that consistently, we and the world would be in a better place.

I have a streak of Crusader in me (Deus Vult) but on the whole, I think it would be best if we went back to a heavily armed neutrality: Let us trade in your country and don't kill our people and I don't give a fuck about what else you do.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (bcbK8)

38

6 months from now we'll still be talking about Mueller's fake investigation "nearing and end."

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (qS21R)

39 35 "no-nothings"? Is that a something?
Posted by: mindful webworker and the pickers of nit at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (TJwgA)
dunno

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (0O7c5)

40 Damn the consequences.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (QOd+b)

Oh, okay. You convinced me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (wYseH)

41 35 "no-nothings"? Is that a something?
Posted by: mindful webworker and the pickers of nit at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (TJwgA)

The 'know nothings' were an anti-immigrant party in the 19th century

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (bcbK8)

42 29 Hadn't seen this ...

Top Mueller Prosecutor Stepping Down In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending




He's getting out while the getting's good. He doesn't want to be there when the big reveal happens, because there's nothing there. Hence, his snit fit and resignation when he was told there wasn't enough there to go after Jared and Don Jr. He gets to play the moral hero, while leaving at the most opportune time for himself.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (TpAxy)

43 Something about Rashida Tlaib makes me think she has big hands and an Adam's apple
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Given the shape of her mouth and teeth placement, one would expect she'd have a lisp.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (jkP3M)

44 I think we can conclude that President Trump's effort to schmooze and flatter the GOPe, e.g., Paul Ryan, was a complete bust. They hated him then, hate him now, and can't shut up about it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (H8QX8)

45 Rashida makes me reconsider my opposition to burqas.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (JgA4k)

46 26 They can't have a Pi Day in Europe.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (fuK7c)

Well they can't have nice things.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

47 Sesquipedal? sounds pedantic.

Posted by: JAS at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (KOCKb)

48 probably not first
but let's have a show of hands: anyone here planning on voting for Butthole for president?

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 14, 2019 10:56 AM (ZqRa6)

You'll have to be more specific.

Posted by: BignJames at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (ykq7q)

49 If we as a Country are going to continue to engage in what amounts to Nation building then we need to have everyone share the in cost. Bring back the draft. Expand the Military so we can do the job right.

Right now the cost of these endless overseas wars is being born on the backs of the 1% of the population that volunteers.

Everyone needs to have some skin in the game IMO.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (JUOKG)

50 It's interesting that the South Koreans seem to have the same cinematic 'language' we do in the US. Apart from the language, they make movies that I can enjoy very easily. In fact, they feel more 'American' than French, German or Italian cinema, even.

I haven't found too many weird quirks like in Japanese or Chinese movies, though the Hong Kong films of the 60-90's are also very accessible, if exotic.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (bcbK

I too have seen some interesting Korean movies. While, like Chinese movie, they are overly sentimental, and have buffonish type comedy characters, I think the fact that Korea has been conquered almost continually for the last several centuries causes them to have fewer illusions and delusions about reality

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (3sjI6)

51 Top Mueller Prosecutor Stepping Down In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending [//i]

Does #TheResistance give out gold watches at these ceremonies?

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (CMq2e)

52 Here is the RFK campaign as from 1968 mentioned in the last thread

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/324203/

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (BXMxN)

53 6 months from now we'll still be talking about Mueller's fake investigation "nearing and end."

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (qS21R)

I disagree - even before today, there were signs that Roger Stone was Mueller's last indictment (a good reason for the big dog and pony show with the arrest) and now, with the news that Weissman is leaving, and with Barr in charge and Rosenstein also leaving, I think they're down to cleaning up the files and packing the storage boxes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (Kpl3J)

54 "In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending..."

We've been seeing these "latest clues" for about a year. Why would Mueller end his investigation? He has unlimited funding and carte blanche otherwise.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (H8QX8)

55 "no-nothings"? Is that a something?

Posted by: mindful webworker and the pickers of nit at March 14, 2019 11:04 AM (TJwgA)

Not anymore!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (wYseH)

56 two day sale on GunProDeals: Taurus (hold on) G2C on sale for under $200.

Regardless of how you feel about their other pistols, the G2C is very good quality, especially for the price. Reliable and sufficiently accurate, 12 round capacity.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK8)

57 The Four Horsewomen of Old Peckerlips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (nPGq2)

58 We've been seeing these "latest clues" for about a year. Why would Mueller end his investigation? He has unlimited funding and carte blanche otherwise.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice




Because Barr is willing to tell him "no".

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (TpAxy)

59 Sen. Alexander becomes 7th Republican senator to announce support for resolution aimed at terminating President Trump's national emergency declaration, saying the declaration is "inconsistent with the United States Constitution that I took an oath to support and to defend."


I can't even....useless pukes.

Posted by: Tami at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (cF8AT)

60 7 Hatin' Joooz and Killin' Babies: The Modern Democratic Party
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 10:58 AM (4knXT)


You forgot 'give us your guns' and #OrangeManBad.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (h1Jye)

61

Isn't Flynn supposed get a sentence hearing this month?
March is half over.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (qS21R)

62 21 Today IS Pi Day. 3.14
That ended this morning at 1:59.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:01 AM (fuK7c)


Now only two and a half days to corned beef and cabbage!!!!

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (kUmUV)

63 Yo, Marvel Chick, I like big butts and I cannot lie!

Posted by: Sir Rhyme'a lot at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (G8lfi)

64 That is one stark punch-in-the-face poster. Truth hurts.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, did not win the lottery at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (LISuA)

65 The middle East is lose-lose for us. We don't have any great handle on it and aren't prepared any longer for the kind of tactics required to deal effectively in that sphere. Leave it to those who do and are willing. All we do is make a fucking mess out of it anyway. In that, Putin was absolutely correct.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (QOd+b)

66

What of Jerome Corsi? Was he indicted? Yet?

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (qS21R)

67 propose that we refer to "Capt'n Bill" as Cabinboy Kristol - captain is too big an honor!

Posted by: Saxon at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (f532g)

68
But shrinking American power to within our borders will do nothing but embolden our enemies, and in the long run will cost us many more lives, and much more gold.

Neo ape

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (aKsyK)

69 The Afghanistan and Iraq wars were not a pro active attempt at nation building. Unfortunately the aftermath of war is frequently more difficult than the war itself.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (bLhAC)

70 59 Worse than useless because when Obama used the same powers...or abused them far more,they did nothing.

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:09 AM (BXMxN)

71 CBD, this dogma of 'we must be involved' is exactly what we didn't do until Woody Wilson poke his nasty nose into everything not in our interests. Remember, we became great by being the last to join wars not the first. The smart move is to let the world go sideways in areas where it is obviously headed sideways. Let the locals bloody some noses and put some eyes out and become exhausted. Then, if there is some positive real reason for jumping in, then jump in big and crush it fast. The natives will love you and you will have a victory (something we haven't seen since VJ Day).

We are not the New and Improved British Empire.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (2LelM)

72 Sen. Alexander becomes 7th Republican senator to announce support for resolution aimed at terminating President Trump's national emergency declaration, saying the declaration is "inconsistent with the United States Constitution that I took an oath to support and to defend."
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Isn't it precious they're all suddenly so concerned about the Constitution?

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (jkP3M)

73 I have a streak of Crusader in me (Deus Vult) but on the whole, I think it would be best if we went back to a heavily armed neutrality: Let us trade in your country and don't kill our people and I don't give a fuck about what else you do.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (bcbK

Let me make one small addendum: Let us trade in your country, if you want our trade, don't kill our people, and I don't give a fuck about what you do to your own people.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (3sjI6)

74 Today IS Pi Day. 3.14
Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 10:59 AM (LHT0w)

I like pi. It's no e, but it stands on its own 3.14159 feet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (nPGq2)

75 I can't even....useless pukes.
Posted by: Tami at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (cF8AT)



I guess he isn't running again. Funny how these people are all very moral and concerned about the Constitution, but only when there are no political consequences.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (TpAxy)

76 Oh, okay. You convinced me.

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Not your servant

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (QOd+b)

77 Not anymore!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:08 AM (wYseH)
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It's good to be King, eh CBD?


Go Yankees!

Posted by: bluebell at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (OtXUW)

78 I'm sure USC's review of Olivia Jade's qualifications will be unbiased - yacht mates are known to have the utmost integrity.

I wonder if she realizes that, as an attractive young female, she could have gone to parties at USC without being enrolled there.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (oZ6kz)

79 Uh, monkey, the Republican Senate is busy stabbing American allies like Saudi Arabia in the back on behalf of Iran. If the fedgov was going to be open about supporting a terror dictatorship that relentlessly funds American enemies, fine. But if the establishment is literally willing to fight the President on easy foreign policy to keep its power? Yeah, this isn't good.

Posted by: trev006 at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (fPLS0)

80 >>I disagree - even before today, there were signs that Roger Stone was Mueller's last indictment (a good reason for the big dog and pony show with the arrest) and now, with the news that Weissman is leaving, and with Barr in charge and Rosenstein also leaving, I think they're down to cleaning up the files and packing the storage boxes.

This has all been timed for a while. It started with Mueller giving Trump the questions last fall and the clearest signal of the impending end was Rosenstein retiring but saying he wanted to stay on until Mueller wrapped up, a time that was speculated as mid-March. Rosenstein is still at the DOJ but I expect he will be leaving any day now.

It's no coincidence that all this counter information started flooding out in late January/early February.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (/tuJf)

81 Would be interesting to see if Amtrak endorses any of these candidates.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (0tfLf)

82 I guess he isn't running again. Funny how these people are all very moral and concerned about the Constitution, but only when there are no political consequences.
Posted by: pep




Say what you will about Rand Paul, the man is and has been consistent.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (TpAxy)

83 So Doug Collins just released Peter Strzok-Stroke's testimony. https://tinyurl.com/y35o59v4

Did Collins say why he was releasing this stuff now?
And why has none of this stuff leaked until now?

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (9221z)

84 50 It's interesting that the South Koreans seem to have the same cinematic 'language' we do in the US. Apart from the language, they make movies that I can enjoy very easily. In fact, they feel more 'American' than French, German or Italian cinema, even.

I haven't found too many weird quirks like in Japanese or Chinese movies, though the Hong Kong films of the 60-90's are also very accessible, if exotic.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:03 AM (bcbK

I too have seen some interesting Korean movies. While, like Chinese movie, they are overly sentimental, and have buffonish type comedy characters, I think the fact that Korea has been conquered almost continually for the last several centuries causes them to have fewer illusions and delusions about reality
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (3sjI6)

Unlike Chinese films, men and women relate in a fairly 'western' manner. (And they have a lot of slammin hotties in Korean cinema)

The almost-slapstick buffoon characters are there, but they aren't as annoying, somehow.

There's a lot of casual slapping and hitting in the movies, which reminds me of old 30's films

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (bcbK8)

85 Andrew Weissmann, the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will study and teach at New York University and work on a variety of public service projects, including his longstanding interest in preventing wrongful convictions

What a load of shit that is. He railroaded multiple people in the Enron and Arthur Anderson cases by running roughshod over the rights of the accused. NYU just became Dogshit University by hiring that unethical cocksucker.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (y7DUB)

86 Willowed:


Contrary to popular belief, I am not on that ship.



Posted by: bluebell at March 14, 2019 11:06 AM (OtXUW)


Your shivs are about to be outlawed in the UK. Or at least have to have GPS devices attached to them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

87 Dear Diary,


Day 62 of no press briefings. It is tough on all of us heroic journalists but I think even more so for those that knew the wonder and awe of the Obama years. It has been particularly difficult and hard on me with knowing what a great president and press secretary we used to have. i still remember those 18 press conferences Obama gave in his 8 years as president. the 4 or 5 questions he would ask to the select and same few journalists. it was magical.

Now, I just... just I don't know the horror of the current occupier of the White House giving impromptu press briefings 2-3 times a week is too much even for a strong and brave soul such as myself.

I will struggle to carry on because so many people want and need my hard and brave work. I only hoe that I can be worthy of their trust in real news.

A very sad but solemn Jimmy

Posted by: Jim Asscosta at March 14, 2019 11:12 AM (pw+jk)

88 gave doggeh a bath and it turns out under the dirt is a Dog of Destruction

on the Rampage

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 14, 2019 11:12 AM (dm05u)

89 49 Volunteer being the key word - the draft with these Gen whatevers would be worse than 'nam. I am fine with a professional warrior class, having been raised by one of its members. They get it and understand it.

Posted by: rammajamma at March 14, 2019 11:12 AM (/Je1u)

90 "...You know, one time we had a court bombed..."

We had a HILL bombed.

Like they would go after Nuygen Tranh Ginsberg....

Posted by: F'ing Mangos at March 14, 2019 11:12 AM (ZMWtN)

91 "Would be interesting to see if Amtrak endorses any of these candidates.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (0tfLf)"

All forms of public transit should endorse Beto, if only for the safety of the people.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:12 AM (oZ6kz)

92 82 I guess he isn't running again. Funny how these people are all very moral and concerned about the Constitution, but only when there are no political consequences.
Posted by: pep



Say what you will about Rand Paul, the man is and has been consistent.
Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (TpAxy)

Yep, both as a positive and a negative, he hasn't done any unexpected 'pivots'.

I appreciate a man who is consistent. You can work with, or around, such.

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93 Willowed.
RMBS! That's awesome. I'll keep you in my prayers.



Posted by: bluebell at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM


Thanks, bluebell! I got a good feeling out of the first interview. Might not land the job, but if I do, I think it'll be a good one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 14, 2019 11:13 AM (p+Wdc)

94 We are not the New and Improved British Empire.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (2LelM)

I agree with you. I'm not sure why you think that I am a proponent of fixing the world's ills, because I am not.


First of all, it's impossible. Let people kill each other, because we can't prevent it. Second, retaining influence is a bit different than nation building.

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95 3/14 1:59

Three point one four one five nine
Square the center-to-perimeter line
Not that anybody cared
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Posted by: mindful webworker and the circus of life at March 14, 2019 11:14 AM (TJwgA)

96 52 Here is the RFK campaign as from 1968 mentioned in the last thread

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/324203/

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:07 AM (BXMxN)

Paul Erlich had just released his infamous "Population Bomb" a couple of months before that ad was cut, and Bobby Kennedy was pitching his appeal to all the pseudo-intellectuals and counterculture warriors who had gone gaga over it.

and the greatest irony is that Erlich's book was just a slightly updated rewrite of a book published in 1798 by Robert Malthus, which had predicted the End of Civilization due to overpopulation early in the 19th Century.

The maddening thing about the Malthusians is that they have been wrong in EVERY prediction they have made for over 2 CENTURIES now, and STILL people keep lining up to hear more of it!

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

97 Saw pictures of Beto meeting with Tommy Vietor. Is he going to be a campaign flak, or just the designated driver?

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:14 AM (oZ6kz)

98

There's a "dog wash" place in Cambridge, MA called, get this,

LAUNDROMUTT.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:15 AM (qS21R)

99 83 So Doug Collins just released Peter Strzok-Stroke's testimony. https://tinyurl.com/y35o59v4

Did Collins say why he was releasing this stuff now?
And why has none of this stuff leaked until now?
Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (9221z)
--------

Something to the effect that the investigation was from a previous Congress session and the new congress closed the investigation so since it's closed, Collins is releasing the Kraken documents.

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

100 78 I'm sure USC's review of Olivia Jade's qualifications will be unbiased - yacht mates are known to have the utmost integrity.

I wonder if she realizes that, as an attractive young female, she could have gone to parties at USC without being enrolled there.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (oZ6kz)

Ironically, I think she does. She has openly said she has no interest in college as education.

Which is fine; come the burning times I will give her a chance to audition for the harem in exchange for food and protection.

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101 LAUNDROMUTT.
Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:15 AM (qS21R)

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Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (dm05u)

102 Anyone who wanted to get Ethan Van Sciver's Cyberfrog comic, but missed out on the first campaigns, now's your last chance. He's releasing a third variant cover campaign for the rest of the month.

https://tinyurl.com/yy89x5ga

Posted by: josephistan at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (7HtZB)

103 So is Pi day in England April 31st?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (Ct55T)

104 Using "know-nothing" and "out of control nation-building" in the same argument is unintentional irony fitting for the times.


Projecting power effectively can often include exploiting your success and doing things to reduce risks, over time. And reduce the chances for more intervention in the future. So unlike idiotic TV shows or movies or an 18th century punitive raid, you don't just drive by and bomb s**t and talk tough.


Yep, it's not binary, and pretending it always is, is pretty stupid.
But so is getting lost in mostly make-believe concepts and terms like
"nation building".


Every situation is different, and the best response will vary quite a bit. But it's fairly clear that the US is now a fundamentally unserious country, and putting any of its military at risk, anywhere, for anything more than one-off or extremely short-term operations is an indefensible moral hazard.



Posted by: rhomboid at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (QDnY+)

105 >>Saw pictures of Beto meeting with Tommy Vietor. Is he going to be a campaign flak, or just the designated driver?

There are a number of ex-Obama flunkies who are working on the campaign. They are posing as independent film makers and following Bob around but they are part of the campaign.

Obama met with Bob a few weeks ago and supposedly gave him his blessing. He is The New One.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (/tuJf)

106 Those 4 poster bints should form a punk band called 'the Joo Haterz', you know like Martin Short on SCTV fronted The Queen Haters?

Posted by: kallisto at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (Y75K9)

107 85 Andrew Weissmann, the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, will study and teach at New York University and work on a variety of public service projects, including his longstanding interest in preventing wrongful convictions

What a load of shit that is. He railroaded multiple people in the Enron and Arthur Anderson cases by running roughshod over the rights of the accused. NYU just became Dogshit University by hiring that unethical cocksucker.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (y7DUB)


I'd love to see the DoJ launch prosecutorial misconduct investigations into this asshat, the NY AG and the Manhattan DA. These guys make a mockery of justice with their two-tiered justice crap. Why hasn't former NY AG Schniederman been charged with abuse and assault? Why hasn't former NY AG and Luv Guv Elliot Spitsandswallows been charged with human trafficking for bringing hookers across state lines? Anyone else seeing a pattern with NY AGs?
But the fact that its not happening is sadly more proof that AG Barr is part of the Swamp.

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (9221z)

108 Say what you will about Rand Paul, the man is and has been consistent.
Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (TpAxy)

Yep, both as a positive and a negative, he hasn't done any unexpected 'pivots'.

I appreciate a man who is consistent. You can work with, or around, such.
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Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at March 14, 2019 11:17 AM (GEhPL)

110 73 I have a streak of Crusader in me (Deus Vult) but on the whole, I think it would be best if we went back to a heavily armed neutrality: Let us trade in your country and don't kill our people and I don't give a fuck about what else you do.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:05 AM (bcbK

Let me make one small addendum: Let us trade in your country, if you want our trade, don't kill our people, and I don't give a fuck about what you do to your own people.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (3sjI6)

I disagree, because I care even less about other people, but I can work with this.

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111 Posted by: bluebell at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (OtXUW)

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Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:17 AM (wYseH)

112
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Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:17 AM (0tfLf)

113 So, all these kids planning to walk out of classes today because Omar's brat is leading a climate change schools walkout, shouldn't they be put on suspension?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:17 AM (ptqGC)

114 "Which is fine; come the burning times I will give her a chance to audition for the harem in exchange for food and protection.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK"

I know she said that, but I mean, did she try to tell her parents "Look, I'm only really interested in parties, which I can go to anyway. I don't need a college degree because I can be an Instagram influencer until I'm 26 or so and after that I can sell pictures of my butt on Patreon. How about saving the college bribe money and just buying me a Ferrari?"

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:18 AM (oZ6kz)

Posted by: k at March 14, 2019 11:18 AM (pw+jk)

116 Which is fine; come the burning times I will give her a chance to audition for the harem in exchange for food and protection.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

But can she make sammiches?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:18 AM (nPGq2)

117 105 >>Saw pictures of Beto meeting with Tommy Vietor. Is he going to be a campaign flak, or just the designated driver?

There are a number of ex-Obama flunkies who are working on the campaign. They are posing as independent film makers and following Bob around but they are part of the campaign.

Obama met with Bob a few weeks ago and supposedly gave him his blessing. He is The New One.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (/tuJf)

He's a Zero.

I don't know if the 'empty suit' approach will work for a white guy.

It didn't work for Romney. Though of course he didn't have the Propaganda Ministry pushing him.

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118 116 Which is fine; come the burning times I will give her a chance to audition for the harem in exchange for food and protection.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

But can she make sammiches?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:18 AM (nPGq2)

The audition will determine this, and other valuable life skills.

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119 Me #35: "no-nothings"? Is that a something?

Mark Andrew Edwards #41: The 'know nothings' were an anti-immigrant party in the 19th century

Did that really need a /jk ? (Where's the whizzing-over-the-head emoji?)

Just had a text exchange with two of our kids about an over-my-head meme. Seems to be one of those days.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the top-hat targets at March 14, 2019 11:19 AM (TJwgA)

120 Every situation is different, and the best response
will vary quite a bit. But it's fairly clear that the US is now a
fundamentally unserious country, and putting any of its military at
risk, anywhere, for anything more than one-off or extremely short-term
operations is an indefensible moral hazard.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (QDnY+)

Thus my desire for substantive discussions about each situation.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:19 AM (wYseH)

121 from the prior post:

Senator Mike Lee 202-224-5444

Senator Rand Paul 270-782-8303

Posted by: mikeyG at March 14, 2019 10:15 AM (LL1Be)

Please call. An aide answered Senator Paul's phone and promised to forward comments.

Posted by: Ever at March 14, 2019 11:19 AM (Brfdf)

122 I disagree.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 11:19 AM (gCzjH)

123 This Col. Kilgore guy, I must meet someday.... Definite employment opportunities. Anybody have General Pinochet's number?

Posted by: Ghost of Attila the Hun at March 14, 2019 11:19 AM (dTNzS)

124 I know she said that, but I mean, did she try to tell her parents "Look, I'm only really interested in parties, which I can go to anyway. I don't need a college degree because I can be an Instagram influencer until I'm 26 or so and after that I can sell pictures of my butt on Patreon. How about saving the college bribe money and just buying me a Ferrari?"
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic



Can you imagine wanting to marry this idiot? Yeah, she sounds like a really solid investment.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (TpAxy)

125 I know she said that, but I mean, did she try to tell her parents "Look, I'm only really interested in parties, which I can go to anyway. I don't need a college degree because I can be an Instagram influencer until I'm 26 or so and after that I can sell pictures of my butt on Patreon. How about saving the college bribe money and just buying me a Ferrari?"
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:18 AM (oZ6kz)


I want to know which genius forked over $6.5 million for his kid to go get an educashun. I've got a bridge I think he'd like.

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (9221z)

126

Again, Bob O'Rourke is Tim Osoff v2.0

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (qS21R)

127 Mark Andrew Edwards, give me a call on those interviewing skills.

Posted by: Willy Brown at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (pw+jk)

128 Pixy just said my "ordinal was not in range."

Well bite me you l'il twit. I'll have you know plenty of women think my ordinal has very good range, thank you very much!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (0tfLf)

129 Yep. They're going to shoot the kulak.

Govt investigates Guaido for sabotage of power grid...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (+y/Ru)

130 So I see the "media" is going ga,ga over beto as the next president..... If that happens we are soooo screwed.....

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 11:21 AM (O2RFr)

131 122 I disagree.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger



I reject your disagreement, because reasons.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:21 AM (TpAxy)

132 114 "Which is fine; come the burning times I will give her a chance to audition for the harem in exchange for food and protection.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK"

I know she said that, but I mean, did she try to tell her parents "Look, I'm only really interested in parties, which I can go to anyway. I don't need a college degree because I can be an Instagram influencer until I'm 26 or so and after that I can sell pictures of my butt on Patreon. How about saving the college bribe money and just buying me a Ferrari?"
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:18 AM (oZ6kz)

Parents and kids don't have that kind of conversation.

I'm sure she rolled her eyes and said 'sure Mom, whatever' as she took another selfie and sent off her paperwork, after a lot of nagging.

College clearly meant more to MILF than to daughter.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (bcbK8)

133 "I want to know which genius forked over $6.5 million for his kid to go get an educashun. I've got a bridge I think he'd like.
Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (9221z)"

For the parents it was worth it because it's a status symbol for them, not for their kids. "Oh my kids go to USC." Which is kind of sad. Really, USC? I know it's like a "public Ivy" or whatever but among the elite no one is swooning over a USC pedigree. But I'm sure Olivia Jade didn't want to pretend to go to Harvard or Oxford, no beach parties there.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (oZ6kz)

134 Germany is choosing a builder for a 5G network, the Chinese company Hauwei is a contender.

The US is saying that if this becomes part of the Germany military communications network we won't talk to them over that because hell no we don't trust them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (fuK7c)

135 Ironically, I think she does. She has openly said she has no interest in college as education.

Yep, I don't see how it's fraudulent on the part of the parent to pay more than the going rate for a women's studies degree.

I wonder if #MeToo, The College Edition is a tool to use against the next SC nominee. Any chance Amy Barrett took the SAT twice?

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

136 I will look forward to Trump destroying Robert in the debates. I am hoping Robert breaks down and sobs in the middle of debate number 1.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (pw+jk)

137 122 I disagree.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger

....

I reject your disagreement, because reasons.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:21 AM

....

I see your reasons are irrefutable. I am forced to acquiesce and acknowledge that you are.....

Racist.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (gCzjH)

138 Can you imagine wanting to marry this idiot? Yeah, she sounds like a really solid investment.
Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (TpAxy)

She stands to inherit a bunch of money, so there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (nPGq2)

139 "Parents and kids don't have that kind of conversation.

I'm sure she rolled her eyes and said 'sure Mom, whatever' as she took another selfie and sent off her paperwork, after a lot of nagging.

College clearly meant more to MILF than to daughter.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (bcbK"

I talked about it with my folks. Granted, it was a short conversation. "We're upper middle class Jews. You're not getting out of going to college."

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (oZ6kz)

140 But I'm sure Olivia Jade didn't want to pretend to go to Harvard or Oxford, no beach parties there.


It would be even worse for Harvard or Oxford if that bubblebrain managed to graduate.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (TpAxy)

141 I know she said that, but I mean, did she try to tell her parents "Look, I'm only really interested in parties, which I can go to anyway. I don't need a college degree because I can be an Instagram influencer until I'm 26 or so and after that I can sell pictures of my butt on Patreon. How about saving the college bribe money and just buying me a Ferrari?"
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic


Can you imagine wanting to marry this idiot? Yeah, she sounds like a really solid investment.
Posted by: pep


Well, when daddy is worth $80 million and mommy is worth $8 million, it's not like you really have to go to college.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (LHT0w)

142 124 I know she said that, but I mean, did she try to tell her parents "Look, I'm only really interested in parties, which I can go to anyway. I don't need a college degree because I can be an Instagram influencer until I'm 26 or so and after that I can sell pictures of my butt on Patreon. How about saving the college bribe money and just buying me a Ferrari?"
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic


Can you imagine wanting to marry this idiot? Yeah, she sounds like a really solid investment.
Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM (TpAxy)

She's rich, entitled and hot. Possibly a hell on earth to be married to her, with a 1% of it being heaven.

She's much better as a 'guest with job'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:24 AM (bcbK8)

143 The US is saying that if this becomes part of the
Germany military communications network we won't talk to them over that
because hell no we don't trust them.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (fuK7c)

If I didn't know better, I would think that keeping control over critical manufacturing was a national defense priority!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:24 AM (wYseH)

144 Again, Bob O'Rourke is Tim Osoff v2.0

-
I was thinking Gary Hart.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 14, 2019 11:24 AM (+y/Ru)

145 I'd love to see the DoJ launch prosecutorial misconduct investigations into this asshat, the NY AG and the Manhattan DA. These guys make a mockery of justice with their two-tiered justice crap. Why hasn't former NY AG Schniederman been charged with abuse and assault? Why hasn't former NY AG and Luv Guv Elliot Spitsandswallows been charged with human trafficking for bringing hookers across state lines? Anyone else seeing a pattern with NY AGs?
But the fact that its not happening is sadly more proof that AG Barr is part of the Swamp.
Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:16 AM (9221z)


Reading Sidney Powell has me believing almost the entire DOJ is rotten as are many federal judges. That's why I think DJT eventually figured out that Sleepy Jeff was a small man for a big job. And like you, I'm not all optimistic about Barr. I agree with JackStraw that Rosenstein is one of the few honest men.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 14, 2019 11:24 AM (y7DUB)

146 Also let's be honest, even though Olivia Jade's folks are rich she's going to end up with someone even richer.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:25 AM (oZ6kz)

147 83 So Doug Collins just released Peter Strzok-Stroke's testimony. https://tinyurl.com/y35o59v4

Did Collins say why he was releasing this stuff now?
And why has none of this stuff leaked until now?
Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:11 AM (9221z)

Testimony was given to DOJ by prior Congress to review before releasing. DOJ returned w multitude of redactions that Rep Collins and others consider more of a CYA for DOJ. Rep Collins is a true public servant , imo, and I'm sending him a small donation for every transcript he releases, since I bl there will be more to come.

Posted by: Ever at March 14, 2019 11:25 AM (Brfdf)

148 It would be even worse for Harvard or Oxford if that bubblebrain managed to graduate.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (TpAxy)


I wonder if Boston U. is proud of AOC?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:25 AM (ptqGC)

149 Sen. Alexander becomes 7th Republican senator to announce support for resolution aimed at terminating President Trump's national emergency declaration, saying the declaration is "inconsistent with the United States Constitution that I took an oath to support and to defend."

I assume that they've filed a bill to remove the statute which grants POTUS almost unlimited discretion in declaring national emergencies then.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 14, 2019 11:25 AM (81OU+)

150 It'll come out that Beto is #metooing interns. His primary numbers will increase.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (wGbBR)

151 One of the little known Laws of Thermodynamics is if a demographic group votes Democrat for two national elections in a row, that group has to vote Democrat until the heat death of the Universe.

The Democratic party has no need, or interest, in the concerns of the Jewish vote or the African-American vote because those are simply assumed. The Democratic Party is currently working on getting the Hispanic vote and the Moslem vote nailed down and if their policies annoy Jews or African Americans, tough shit! What are they going to do, vote Republican?

Posted by: JB1000 at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (jSar8)

152 She stands to inherit a bunch of money, so there's that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



I suppose it depends on your goals in life. Among other things, I wanted to have smart kids (and very much did). I doubt this girl is capable of producing children out of the lowest quintile.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (TpAxy)

153 What about the other daughter? She's not getting any limelight. Is she the Khloe Kardashian of that family?

(Khloe is the one that looks like an ogre, right?)

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (oZ6kz)

154 Can you imagine wanting to marry this idiot? Yeah, she sounds like a really solid investment.
Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:20 AM

**********

I suspect her marriage will be arranged.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (0tfLf)

155 Gotta run, but CBD, no, I'm saying the very existence of the silly talk about "nation building" vs. some magical cost-free correct form of power projection is well beyond Americans these days. The effective difference between Code Pink and, for example, many here, is now zip. Downsize the military radically to fit the ability of the American people to support military action (purely defensive), and enjoy the results.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (QDnY+)

156 Germany will never forgive the USA of beating them twice in war and then committing the unpardonable sin of rebuilding and protecting them for 70 years.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (pw+jk)

157 For the parents it was worth it because it's a status symbol for them, not for their kids. "Oh my kids go to USC." Which is kind of sad. Really, USC? I know it's like a "public Ivy" or whatever but among the elite no one is swooning over a USC pedigree. But I'm sure Olivia Jade didn't want to pretend to go to Harvard or Oxford, no beach parties there.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (oZ6kz)


Well we don't know if anyone paid $6.5 million for USC. Still there has to be soooo many better ways to have spent that money.
And let's not kid ourselves, this is just the tip of the iceberg. As someone who works in higher ed, I know there is massive cheating going on in athletic departments, and it makes a mockery of the kids who put in the effort, work hard, and still have to pay full fare.

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (9221z)

158 I don't know if the 'empty suit' approach will work for a white guy.

If it worked for a black candidate who isn't black, it may work for a Hispanic candidate who isn't Hispanic.

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (x/2Z8)

159 Germany is choosing a builder for a 5G network, the Chinese company Hauwei is a contender.



The US is saying that if this becomes part of the Germany military
communications network we won't talk to them over that because hell no
we don't trust them.



Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM

And I agree with the Military 100%. Once you hook into their network all sorts of nasty stuff can migrate over.


We had that problem when I worked at the Naval War College. Every single time one of our people went to China for academic conferences their phones and laptops came back infected, same thing happened in Russia also. We had to let the IT guys go through their stuff before it was allowed to hook back into the network.


One idiot came back and hooked his personal laptop into the network and they had to shut everything down for two weeks before they got it cleaned up.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (JUOKG)

160 "I wonder if Boston U. is proud of AOC?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:25 AM (ptqGC)"

They would be if she was a big donor, but I can't see Miss Lupe Fiasco plopping down for the Ocasio-Cortez Library.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (oZ6kz)

161 As an influencer on Instagram she was (or is) making 6 figures already. School to her was a business investment decision. Influencers can and do make big bucks. Don't assume she is stupid. She just may be crazy as she needs to be to increase her status. It is a Marketing game...

Posted by: Catman at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (jh6i/)

162 Is Beto more than 1/1024 hispanic?

Posted by: zmdavid at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (xqRaG)

163 I'm saying the very existence of the silly talk
about "nation building" vs. some magical cost-free correct form of power
projection is well beyond Americans these days.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (QDnY+)

I hope you are wrong but I suspect you are correct.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:28 AM (wYseH)

164 139 "Parents and kids don't have that kind of conversation.

I'm sure she rolled her eyes and said 'sure Mom, whatever' as she took another selfie and sent off her paperwork, after a lot of nagging.

College clearly meant more to MILF than to daughter.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:22 AM (bcbK"

I talked about it with my folks. Granted, it was a short conversation. "We're upper middle class Jews. You're not getting out of going to college."
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:23 AM (oZ6kz)

Both of my parents went to college, so it was assumed us kids were too. Mind you, we went to State or Bible colleges, we weren't Loughlin-rich. Middle class. But back then, you could afford college without big loans.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:28 AM (bcbK8)

165 I was wondering why I was seeing Greyhound buses in my AO lately as there is no bus depot here. Now I know.

The CBP can't hold any more illegals in their holding center. They are loaded. So they have contracted with Greyhound to bus the newly caught illegals up to Tucson and Phoenix for release into the interior.

Catch and release writ large. Thanks Hawaiian Judge #7. And the US Congress who has violated their oaths of office to protect the US from invasion as set forth in the Constitution.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at March 14, 2019 11:28 AM (XJktg)

166 I suspect her marriage will be arranged.

I can do that for a fee!

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:28 AM (x/2Z8)

167 Rich people bribing colleges to get kids in is a dog bites man story. Claiming those bribes as a tax deduction is the bridge too far.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:29 AM (bLhAC)

168 I feel so sorry for the people that are tasked with getting the press out of the room when there's a presser with some dignitary.

Trump: "Ok, thank you all very much. Bye."

Press: *shouting a multitude of questions

WH Personnel: "Ok, thank you very much. That's all...let's go."

Trump: *Happens to hear one of the press questions. Proceeds to answer.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Tami at March 14, 2019 11:29 AM (cF8AT)

169 "As an influencer on Instagram she was (or is) making 6 figures already. School to her was a business investment decision. Influencers can and do make big bucks. Don't assume she is stupid. She just may be crazy as she needs to be to increase her status. It is a Marketing game...
Posted by: Catman at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (jh6i/)"

I saw that she was pimping how she got all of her dorm gear from Amazon through their "Amazon Student" deal and also had a puff piece magazine "interview" (with Teen Vogue, that paragon of journalism) that was thinly veiled sponsored content. So yeah, college at least helped her business wise.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:29 AM (oZ6kz)

170 Is Beto more than 1/1024 hispanic?
Posted by: zmdavid at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (xqRaG)

163 I'm saying the very existence of the silly talk

I think he is whiter than the frost on an albino polar bear's balls.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:29 AM (nPGq2)

171 158 I don't know if the 'empty suit' approach will work for a white guy.

If it worked for a black candidate who isn't black, it may work for a Hispanic candidate who isn't Hispanic.
Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (x/2Z

Beto wouldn't get away with claiming latino heritage vs Trump. Vs GOPe beta cucks? Yeah, it might.

But Trump will eat him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (bcbK8)

172 >>162 Is Beto more than 1/1024 hispanic?
Posted by: zmdavid at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (xqRaG)

I'm With Sk8r.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (Bdeb0)

173 I like pi. It's no e, but it stands on its own 3.14159 feet.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:10 AM (nPGq2)

i

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (wYseH)

174 160 "I wonder if Boston U. is proud of AOC?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:25 AM (ptqGC)"


You know Boston College is sighing in relief.

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (9221z)

175 "Rich people bribing colleges to get kids in is a dog bites man story. Claiming those bribes as a tax deduction is the bridge too far.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:29 AM (bLhAC)"

They also bribed peons like coaches (of the non Nick Saban tier) instead of directly bribing the board and the trustees. Shameful!

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (oZ6kz)

176 Germany will never forgive the USA of beating them twice in war and then committing the unpardonable sin of rebuilding and protecting them for 70 years.
Posted by: Jukin


I could care less if the forgive us. Just don't make us come back over there for a third time.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:31 AM (LHT0w)

177 Micky O'Rourke is going to get a few shades darker by the time campaigning season is upon us. It will be racist to mention that he is White and not Hispanic.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:31 AM (pw+jk)

178 The US is saying that if this becomes part of the Germany military communications network we won't talk to them over that because hell no we don't trust them.

Of course, we may not be in the best position to scold the Germans on that point.

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:31 AM (x/2Z8)

179 Is Beto more than 1/1024 hispanic?

Posted by: zmdavid at March 14, 2019 11:27 AM (xqRaG)



163 I'm saying the very existence of the silly talk



I think he is whiter than the frost on an albino polar bear's balls.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:29 AM

---

He is whiter than I am.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 14, 2019 11:32 AM (JUOKG)

180 The author of the glowing article on Beto sez, Beto "has that gleam in his eye" on Tingles Matthews show.


Well, I'm sold.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:32 AM (ptqGC)

181 145 And like you, I'm not all optimistic about Barr. I agree with JackStraw that Rosenstein is one of the few honest men.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 14, 2019 11:24 AM (y7DUB)

Just to put things in perspective, Rosenstein permitted Weissmann to be the force behind the SC, while Barr almost immediately removed him. Rosenstein personally forced Greg Berman to recuse himself from SDNY US Attorney In order that the SDNY, in league w the SC could raid Cohen's office. That's hard to accept as an action of an honest man, imo.

Posted by: Ever at March 14, 2019 11:32 AM (Brfdf)

182 When I came to, at first everything seemed to be normal. But once the first round of painkillers wore off, the burning sensation in my legs asserted itself gradually, until it became a dull roar.

When the white, male doctor and the nurse (who was not a person of color, either) checked in on me, I asked when my butt would feel normal again.

"Oh, you don't remember, Miss Larsen... you no longer have a butt."

Then everything came back to me in a rush... "Total Glutectomy," they'd said.

What was I to do? An actress without a personality has to have a butt. That was just an accepted fact. The hospital had no available butt donors - I would have to accept a donor butt harvested from a large snake.

Thus began my struggle. No personality. No talent. A snake butt. A lot of people would have given up on acting. A lot of people told me to.

But those people don't know the power of a strong woman in the face of adversity.

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 14, 2019 11:32 AM (AzW6q)

183 Beto is Mexican in the same way that Tom Cruise was the last samurai.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:32 AM (oZ6kz)

184 I don't think we should be in Afghanistan anymore.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 11:32 AM (gCzjH)

185 We're saved! Beto is gonna save us! Drumph is going down, Deplorables, Mouth-Breathers, Fly-Overs, & H8rz!

Posted by: Austin Proggies & Hipsters at March 14, 2019 11:33 AM (Sp1Lf)

186 Micky O'Rourke is going to get a few shades darker
by the time campaigning season is upon us. It will be racist to mention
that he is White and not Hispanic.





Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:31 AM


---

Does that mean that cnn can dust off the "white hispanic" moniker?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 14, 2019 11:33 AM (JUOKG)

187 @ChadPergram 1 minute ago

McConnell: The president is operating within existing law and the crisis on our border is all too real. I will vote to support the president's decision later today and I encourage my colleagues to do the same.

Posted by: Tami at March 14, 2019 11:33 AM (cF8AT)

188 >>But Trump will eat him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (bcbK

Trumpish:

"...okay. Okay! So, listen, listen up, folks. No, no, I know, there's a lot of them this time, and we're gonna beat them all like rented mules. I know! So the one, the kid, what's his name? Beeto? Sounds like some Mattel robot-toy, right? Ha. See that guy, yes you, you sir, see, he knows what I'm talkin' about...anyway, it's gonna be a great race, yuge. I'm looking forward to debating Beeto. He's what, fifteen? You can come to the debate, Beeto, but only after you've finished your homework. I thought Rand looked like a punk, this kid still doesn't shave. No skateboarding in the White House, son. I know. I know! Anyway..."

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:33 AM (Bdeb0)

189 The real question is... will this help her in her demographic or hurt her. I think if she plays it right (to HER audience) this will actually help her influencer numbers. She will be now famous in another dimension and famous is the name of the game.

Posted by: Catman at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (jh6i/)

190 I predict Beto will be hitting the tanning beds. He'll be more orange than the Bad Orange Man.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (ptqGC)

191 153 What about the other daughter? She's not getting any limelight. Is she the Khloe Kardashian of that family?

(Khloe is the one that looks like an ogre, right?)
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:26 AM (oZ6kz)

The other daughter is a solid One. Different personality, it seems compared to Jade, but a One.

The Lori genes did not fall on fallow ground.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (bcbK8)

192 If you didn't see this earlier.Everything old is new again on the left.A new golden boy same as the old one.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/324361/

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (BXMxN)

193 >>Testimony was given to DOJ by prior Congress to review before releasing. DOJ returned w multitude of redactions that Rep Collins and others consider more of a CYA for DOJ. Rep Collins is a true public servant , imo, and I'm sending him a small donation for every transcript he releases, since I bl there will be more to come.

I've been dropping links here to a writer named Jeff Carlson. He is also one of the best researchers I have come across on the internet.

Someone, perhaps Collins, has been giving him access to the transcripts for weeks and he has been writing a series of articles describing what is in the transcripts. Now that a few have been released it is clear that he was spot on and obviously so the complete unredacted transcripts.

His latest effort came out late last night. It is a breakdown of Nellie Ohr's testimony and it might be the most enlightening one so far.

It appears Nellie spent the 6 years prior to her time with Fusion at the CIA in a relatively new organization known as Open Source Works. The group did basically what it sounds like, scoured open source information for potential intelligence leads. Sort of like what she did at Fusion. And it also has come to light that both she and her husband served on a CIA sponsored working group in 2010.

The implication is that Fusion is tied extremely closely to the CIA. Perhaps with no separation at all. And it was John Brennan who was first to get evidence that he claimed showed Russia was working to influence the election and sway it for Trump. Information he gave to Harry Reid in the summer of 2016 which Reid used as a trigger to write a letter to Comey.

I don't think this is going away anytime soon.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (/tuJf)

194 In the "you have to be fucking kidding me" department, did everybody see that the author of the Beto Vanity Fair bit of journalistic fellatio is the exact same guy who did a similar cover story for John Edwards in Men's Vogue? And both had an Annie Liebowitz spread.

So everybody, find the videographer for Beto's campaign spots and keep an eye on her.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (oZ6kz)

195 The author of the glowing article on Beto sez, Beto "has that gleam in his eye" on Tingles Matthews show.
========

They neglected to mention he was looking at a big pile of coke at the time.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (vg8iE)

196 ...accused of sesquipedalianism


********


ROSWELL- a limerick

Little green men, nonmammalian
Not Venusian, not quite Saturnalian
They're little green nerds
Who use real long words
You guessed it, they're sesquipid aliens.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 14, 2019 11:35 AM (m45I2)

197 AP: Beto Has WH Sleepover, Pizza Party, Moon Bounce For Friends.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:35 AM (Bdeb0)

198 How will Paddy O'Rourke be celebrating on 3/17? I'm sure his handlers have thought of this conundrum. Lots of green Tecate?

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 11:35 AM (mhs6e)

199 In the "you have to be fucking kidding me" department, did everybody see
that the author of the Beto Vanity Fair bit of journalistic fellatio is
the exact same guy who did a similar cover story for John Edwards in
Men's Vogue? And both had an Annie Liebowitz spread.


Yep. The covers are even similar, complete with dogs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ptqGC)

200 In honor of π day, I'm reminding the Horde that the pi symbol can be made with (remove space) & #960

Posted by: Surfperch at March 14, 2019 11:36 AM (0vY1N)

201 188 >>But Trump will eat him.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:30 AM (bcbK

Trumpish:

"...okay. Okay! So, listen, listen up, folks. No, no, I know, there's a lot of them this time, and we're gonna beat them all like rented mules. I know! So the one, the kid, what's his name? Beeto? Sounds like some Mattel robot-toy, right? Ha. See that guy, yes you, you sir, see, he knows what I'm talkin' about...anyway, it's gonna be a great race, yuge. I'm looking forward to debating Beeto. He's what, fifteen? You can come to the debate, Beeto, but only after you've finished your homework. I thought Rand looked like a punk, this kid still doesn't shave. No skateboarding in the White House, son. I know. I know! Anyway..."
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:33 AM (Bdeb0)

See?

Trump also can shine a bigger spotlight on Beta's fraud and inexperience than Cruz did. Plus Beta already has the 'loser' tag attached to him. He couldn't defeat Ted Cruz, he has no chance against Sun-in-hair.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:36 AM (bcbK8)

202 The secret to unlocking America's economic potential is a sick goofy foot indie nosebone, and Beto's just the guy to do it.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:36 AM (oZ6kz)

203 While our Great Chimp is correct about the dangers of isolationism, for now I think American withdraw is appropriate simply because (1) we are broke, even if having the fiat money dollar as the world's reserve currency masks that, and (2) we are too divided at home to intervene, never mind the futility of middle eastern nation rebuilding that the Bushyrovies undertook.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 11:36 AM (ujg0T)

204 Trump on @BetoORourke: "He's got a lot of hand movement, I've never seen so much hand movement."

"I said ... is he crazy or is that just the way he acts? I've actually never seen anything quite like it."

===

Are you not entertained?

Posted by: Tami at March 14, 2019 11:37 AM (cF8AT)

205 A very misguided rant. So be it.

"know nothings" Looks like they were right about immigration after all.

Posted by: nip at March 14, 2019 11:37 AM (DfGpI)

206 No wonder Beto's wife looked so uncomfortable in that video, she knows she's going to be Rielle'd eventually.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:37 AM (oZ6kz)

207 Because the Russians and the Chinese and the Iranians and the Cubans and the Pakistanis and the North Koreans and the many other bad or neutral actors will swiftly fill the void if we bury our heads in the sand and affect an air of isolationism.

In a similar vein, that reminds me of another case of the left eating itself. Trevor Noah made some lame joke about India's soldiers attacking Pakistan while doing a Bollywood dance number, and you'll never guess what happened next!

I think a little isolationism is good from time to time, if only to remind people that much of the rest of the world are like wild animals ready to rip each other to shreds. We're not the bigoted expansionist imperialist miltaristic jingoistic devils that we're made out to be.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (/qEW2)

208 The Lori genes did not fall on fallow ground.

No, those were mine.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (mhs6e)

209 CBD, love ya like a brother, but you know where I am with this. You draw a line, but you have to know that until we clean house and do a hard reset here at home, your policy will get changed into their policies. Until that reset can take place, anything we do abroad will get morphed into the same old waste of blood and treasure.

And the Chinese and Rooskis know this. It's why they've been funding our enemies domestic. We'll either turtle up or rope-a-dope ourselves and they get what we want either way.

It's going to be shit worldwide for a while, but we gotta take care of business here, first and foremost, before any kind of foreign involvement will result in anything more than death and tears.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (AM1GF)

210 Re: reparations link in sidebar.

As a West African whose ancestors may have sold their brothers and sisters into slavery, do I also have to pay African Americans reparations?

Does Obama also have to pay? He has no slave ancestors but I believe his mom's line has slave owners.

What about blacks with both slave and slave owner and blood?

How will the money be collected?

Will they have to do DNA tests to make sure people with white blood are correctly identified?

For mixed race people, will it matter what the nonwhite race is. Eg, half Asians have to pay but half blacks do not?

It would totally not be a racist endeavor, not at all.

My ignorant self would suggest trying to work on things like improving family structure (no govt intervention needed, though they would need to pull back) or education, e.g., releasing kids from the stranglehold of teacher's unions. You know, teaching a man to fish rather than giving him a fish. Sure, it's a lot harder to do but it's better in the long run.

But what do I know? I'm no intellectual powerhouse like David Brooks, my white savior.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (9hauA)

211 Democrats also pretty openly hate white people, particularly white Christians. You know, the majority of this country still (barely). Why do we talk so much more about their disdain for Jews (about 2% of this country)? It's confusing.

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (u1icP)

212 How will Paddy O'Rourke be celebrating on 3/17? I'm sure his handlers have thought of this conundrum. Lots of green Tecate?
Posted by: t-bird



Straight up Bushmills.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:39 AM (LHT0w)

213 What THEY want. I swear I can't type anymore.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 11:39 AM (AM1GF)

214 CBD - Yes, we must keep vigilant, and keep a close presence to hot spots, and give aid wherever we can.

But once we get boots on the ground, mission creep starts immediately.

I don't know if it is the Pentagon or the Industrial Military Complex, or both or whatever.

But, if nothing else, your Colonel Kilgore quote should remind us that chasing every foe around the globe to prevent some domino theory is foolish. We failed miserably in southeast Asia.. and to what end? Communism died there just as it did elsewhere.. on its own.

Just as we chased the Russkies, we are now supposed to be the firewall against China, Iran influence? Where does it stop? Will we be occupying every shithole in Africa? (more than we already are?)

They are shitholes.. let Iran and China have them! They are strategically of no use to us. And they will spread the resources of China and Iran so thin their people will rise up against them. (eventually)

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 14, 2019 11:39 AM (438dO)

215 If rich folks make a big donation to a university in order to get their dull-witted child a place, that's not bribery; that's just a business deal.

But if they bribe a functionary of that university to go against stated policy, and falsify documents in order that their dull-witted child wins some sort of "merit-based" entry to the school, then that fucks over those entrants who have actual merit.

It's the whole "stolen valor" issue, writ smaller.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:39 AM (nPGq2)

216 the other part of the Hillary sellout was Skolkovo ... where she accommodated the transfer of our Silicon Valley to theirs (outside Moscow). That was probably part of the $145M the Clinton Foundation got from Russkies, plus the Clinton $500k speeches (free peeing hookers as well, "no doubt").


Idiots Guide to Chinagate (free republic) shows Hazel O'Leary had a name for Clintons selling our tech ... "multipolarity" ... or just cover for treason for profit. If that was all orchestrated by "our" CIA, then our CIA are working for the globalists, who are in bed with many very bad guys. The war against patriotism (who elected Trump to stop the globalist destruction of the West) is part and parcel of that Domestic Enemy.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 14, 2019 11:39 AM (Cus5s)

217 How will Paddy O'Rourke be celebrating on 3/17? I'm sure his handlers have thought of this conundrum. Lots of green Tecate?
=======

Their main goal that day will be keeping him from getting behind the wheel.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:40 AM (vg8iE)

218 Because Jews are a heavily Democrat-voting bloc.

And also because if we were somehow able to get all or most of the big money Jewish Dem donors to flip parties, the left would be beyond fucked.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:40 AM (oZ6kz)

219 LOL Beto "spastic hands" O'Rourke

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:40 AM (BXMxN)

220
ROSWELL- a limerick

Little green men, nonmammalian
Not Venusian, not quite Saturnalian
They're little green nerds
Who use real long words
You guessed it, they're sesquipid aliens.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 14, 2019 11:35 AM




I sit here sir, gobsmacked!
Well done.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:40 AM (0tfLf)

221

Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamonte Rafferty for president.


https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552955/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (aKsyK)

222 Chique, as I said earlier... buy stock in 23 and me.

Posted by: Catman at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (jh6i/)

223 But what do I know? I'm no intellectual powerhouse like David Brooks, my white savior.

Posted by: chique d'afrique



You make many points that could have been excellent, but I'm afraid your pants creases are decidedly substandard.

Posted by: David Brooks at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (TpAxy)

224 "We're gonna build a wall. And the Mexicans are gonna pay for it. And we're gonna put knobs on top of it so Mr. Tony Hawk over there can't 'shred' on it."

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (Bdeb0)

225 No wonder Beto's wife looked so uncomfortable in that video, she knows she's going to be Rielle'd eventually.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:37 AM (oZ6kz)


This. He's got women practically throwing their panties at him. He's the kind of narcissistic, shallow ass who won't think twice about cheating on her.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

226 Ah...the intersectionality of the 2020 Dem field takes a hard Irish Mexican tack.


Way to go Francis.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (pUDQf)

227 Appropriate military intervention may have prevented 9/11. Isolation may have also prevented 9/11. Being half assed definitely resulted in 9/11.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (bLhAC)

228 McConnell: The president is operating within existing law and the crisis on our border is all too real. I will vote to support the president's decision later today and I encourage my colleagues to do the same.

I ran this through the BabelFish translator:

McConnell: If I don't vote with Trump my constituents will eat me alive, but I know a few cucks will save my bacon since I have them pretty well incented to vote the way my CoC donors want this to go.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (tVWQB)

229 How will Paddy O'Rourke be celebrating on 3/17? I'm sure his handlers have thought of this conundrum. Lots of green Tecate?
Posted by: t-bird



Straight up Bushmills.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:39 AM



Redbreast.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (0tfLf)

230 Beto just has his own special celebration on April 14th, halfway between Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's Day.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (oZ6kz)

231 The Lori genes did not fall on fallow ground.



I would love to see her jeans on the ground.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (LHT0w)

232 >>Just as we chased the Russkies, we are now supposed to be the firewall against China, Iran influence? Where does it stop? Will we be occupying every shithole in Africa? (more than we already are?)

>>They are shitholes.. let Iran and China have them! They are strategically of no use to us. And they will spread the resources of China and Iran so thin their people will rise up against them. (eventually)

Just out of curiosity, why do you think China is in Africa, Iran is pushing for Syria, etc., if they are just worthless shitholes?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (/tuJf)

233
McConnell: If I don't vote with Trump my constituents will eat me alive, but I know a few cucks will save my bacon since I have them pretty well incented to vote the way my CoC donors want this to go.

Unfortunately you are right

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

234 The implication is that Fusion is tied extremely closely to the CIA. Perhaps with no separation at all. And it was John Brennan who was first to get evidence that he claimed showed Russia was working to influence the election and sway it for Trump. Information he gave to Harry Reid in the summer of 2016 which Reid used as a trigger to write a letter to Comey.

I don't think this is going away anytime soon.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (/tuJf)
-

I skimmed the article and didn't make the potential Brennan connection even though it was staring me in the face.

We've always known that Brennan was the genesis of the "Get Trump" scandal. This just gives us one more bit of evidence.

Posted by: WisRich at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (G0vdT)

235 Meh. I'm ahead of Beto in the polls.

Posted by: Kamala "Comma-la" Harris at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (Sp1Lf)

236 Mmmmm


Red Breast

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (NMwvZ)

237 But what do I know? I'm no intellectual powerhouse like David Brooks, my white savior.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (9hauA)

--------

Brooks. He's an expert on the finer points of charcuterie. So much so it would embarrass you to bask in his expertise:

https://tinyurl.com/yc27bqcp


He's an expert on love and sex, too:

https://tinyurl.com/y9r3bdzm


And now, finally, he's turning his incandescent brilliance outward, to finally heal America's racial divides.

He's a titan.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (AzW6q)

238 It would be impossible to untangle who alls ancestors were guilty.Many American blacks have the blood of slaveholders in them and freedmen owned slaves themselves.People who emigrated here way later may have married into a family that held slaves etc etc.Impossible to untangle it would end up being "you are white,you pay"

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (BXMxN)

239 We should go back to the Reagan Doctrine. Example: get Iran and Iraq to beat the shit out of each other. That is the way it is done. Stir up trouble with your enemies and have them fight it out with each other.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (pw+jk)

240 >>This. He's got women practically throwing their panties at him. He's the kind of narcissistic, shallow ass who won't think twice about cheating on her.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

Beto wingman-in-waiting: Bill Clinton.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (Bdeb0)

241 Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (9hauA)

You ask some complex questions.

We will let you know what you have to do.

Posted by: DEMOCRAT PARTY at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (MAstk)

242 My boss and I think Trump needs to refer to him as Fredo Beto.
Please help spread this.

Posted by: mikeylikey59 at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (8umOr)

243 ROSWELL- a limerick

Little green men, nonmammalian
Not Venusian, not quite Saturnalian
They're little green nerds
Who use real long words
You guessed it, they're sesquipid aliens.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 14, 2019 11:35 AM
....

Muldoon stood accused of pomposity
Penning limericks with excessive verbosity
He stated in reply
No choice, have I
'Tis a day to honor sesquapacaucity!


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (gCzjH)

244 You know how pages of color swatches tend to have 'control' colors for contrast? I think every fawning Beto profile needs to have a picture of Dan Crenshaw for control.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (oZ6kz)

245 Not for nothing but I heard yesterday that churches that have been taking in "migrants" here in Phoenix are overflowing wih Illegals. So ICE was goin to drop them off at the bus station, but the bus station wants no part of that shit so they are just pulling over on streets in Central Phoenix and dropping them off. One of the areas Ive heard of is right in the center of a newly 'gentrified' restaurant district. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (9oE3U)

246 Let us give a hypothetical "reparations program". Each individual eligible will receive a large lump sum ($100k? more?) and relocation elsewhere to a destination of their choice. In exchange, that's it. All accounts settled and closed. They make no more claims on America or Americans, we make none on them. They can't come back, period.

If they refuse, they can never again call or ask for reparations. They chose America, good and bad, and have to make their way like everyone else, for better or worse.

How many would take that deal? How much would have to be on offer?

I think it would be interesting to see who would sell their birthright for what--and who acknowledges that they do, indeed, have a birthright as an American, and that it does have value.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (AM1GF)

247
As a West African whose ancestors may have sold their brothers and sisters into slavery, do I also have to pay African Americans reparations?
Posted by: chique d'afrique


Take money out of your left pocket and put it in your right pocket.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (aKsyK)

248 Grey college scandal nood.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (vWMNq)

249 How will Paddy O'Rourke be celebrating on 3/17? I'm sure his handlers have thought of this conundrum. Lots of green Tecate?
=======

Their main goal that day will be keeping him from getting behind the wheel.
Posted by: bicentennialguy


Teddy! Teddy Kennedy! Get Pancho Vanilla out from behind the wheel of that car!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (LHT0w)

250 You know how pages of color swatches tend to have
'control' colors for contrast? I think every fawning Beto profile needs
to have a picture of Dan Crenshaw for control.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (oZ6kz)


I approve!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (ptqGC)

251 >>Just out of curiosity, why do you think China is in Africa, Iran is pushing for Syria, etc., if they are just worthless shitholes? Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (/tuJf)

Because neither nation learned anything from fin de siècle Germany. They're doing what they think they're supposed to be doing.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (Bdeb0)

252 Wow the Dems have a dilemma.. Do they go with the really old white guy communist or the really old white guy socialist.. Or do they go with the token women? The fake Indian or the darker Jamaican American , or the NY white woman, or do they go with the fake Hispanic beto?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (O2RFr)

253 >>I skimmed the article and didn't make the potential Brennan connection even though it was staring me in the face.


I'm pretty sure this was a Brennan led coup from the get go. At the operational level anyway.

And I don't think it was just by chance that Nellie Ohr left the CIA to go work at Fusion during the election period. She might never have really left the CIA.

Christopher Steele's testimony is being released today. I hope questions about who really authored the Steele dossier were asked.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (/tuJf)

254 He's the kind of narcissistic, shallow ass

Hey! That's MY gimmick!

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (Sp1Lf)

255 I'm all for paying reparations in exchange for renouncing your American citizenship and relocating to a country you don't hate.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (bLhAC)

256 Finally, a solution to Britain's knife problem.

Scott Mann
@scottmann4NC
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It's time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you're carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.

-
And he's not just some screwball. He a Member of Parliament screwball. A conservative Member of Parliament screwball.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

257 Will they have to do DNA tests to make sure people with white blood are correctly identified?

+++

If you didn't know any better it would almost be a good basis for class war identification.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (QOd+b)

258 211 Democrats also pretty openly hate white people, particularly white Christians. You know, the majority of this country still (barely). Why do we talk so much more about their disdain for Jews (about 2% of this country)? It's confusing.
Posted by: Zaklog the Great at March 14, 2019 11:38 AM (u1icP)



Think of them as the proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine that USA politics increasingly is.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (ujg0T)

259 The college thing is pay to play ... and the chosen ones get escorted right to the top ... not just in the corporate world, but government. Since government is now underwriting college loans and directly funding universities ... all bribery for entrance is egregious crime.


College administrators have been doubling their pay ... largely backed by government promises to spread the wealth ... not to under the table squelch it. Our nation funds them to give all "equal access". The dumb rich kids push out smart white kids, which are already being pushed out by dumb "minorities" that get 300 points added to their SATs. So the fraud must be prosecuted, even as we approach idiocracy.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (Cus5s)

260 Beto is going to run on legalizing marijuana and win the nomination.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (xfb67)

261 227 Appropriate military intervention may have prevented 9/11. Isolation may have also prevented 9/11. Being half assed definitely resulted in 9/11.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (bLhAC)

9/11 had a lot to do with our use of Roman motifs and the Battle of Vienna. Yes, I'm serious. As the stand in for the Roman empire from the Muslim perspective we're their natural adversary.

It also had a fair amount to do with us helping build up these terrorist groups decades ago. But not a whole lot to do with what we were or weren't doing at that moment in time.

Posted by: Someguy at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (hJHKc)

262 232 Just out of curiosity, why do you think China is in Africa,


Belt and Road (China Uncensored):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTWO8jlU4WA

And his most recent video documents the application of Belt and Road to Europe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XHdGPT11fk

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (vWMNq)

263 Just as we chased the Russkies, we are now supposed
to be the firewall against China, Iran influence? Where does it stop?
Will we be occupying every shithole in Africa? (more than we already
are?)



>>They are shitholes.. let Iran and China have them! They are
strategically of no use to us. And they will spread the resources of
China and Iran so thin their people will rise up against them.
(eventually)



Just out of curiosity, why do you think China is in Africa, Iran is
pushing for Syria, etc., if they are just worthless shitholes?


Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM

---

The vast majority of our interventions in the last 50 years in Africa and the Middle East have been about one thing....oil.


Everyone thought we were going to be running out of oil soon and we had to be there to attempt to stabilize those places so oil prices wouldn't skyrocket and crush our economy.


That is no longer true. We produce more oil than we consume now, and it appears it will stay that way for 50+ years according to the experts.


We no longer have a "real" concrete reason to be over there other than preventing Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, et. al for expanding their influence.


As one of the people who spent 22 years being sent to $hithole after $hithole to fix stuff I say we need to back off and give our military a breather from that.


We have been fighting in Afghanistan for 17 years and we still have no exit strategy in sight. We will be deploying troops over there for the next 75 years with no end in sight and no goals other than "we can't let the taliban get control again".



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (JUOKG)

264 260 Beto is going to run on legalizing marijuana and win the nomination.
......

He's late to the party.

Posted by: HARRIS at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (MAstk)

265 193 Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:34 AM (/tuJf)

Neither Carlson or Solomon got the Strzok testimony. Could have easily been Rep Collins as the source, though. He seems to be determined to release them all.

Posted by: Ever at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (Brfdf)

266 256 Finally, a solution to Britain's knife problem.

Scott Mann
@scottmann4NC
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It's time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you're carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.

-
And he's not just some screwball. He a Member of Parliament screwball. A conservative Member of Parliament screwball.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

And, again, it will not affect any of the chavs who are already thumbing their nose at the law. It will only serve to terrorize the sheep, who will put up with it because they're fucking cowards.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (bcbK8)

267 "Beto" O'Rourke is Obama in jeans and shirt, sporting a pickup and a Lab.

And every bit as dangerous.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (S/hVx)

268 Everyone thought we were going to be running out of oil soon and we had to be there to attempt to stabilize those places so oil prices wouldn't skyrocket and crush our economy.
...
We have been fighting in Afghanistan for 17 years and we still have no exit strategy in sight.



If so, then why'd we give Kuwait back and leave Saudi Arabia? Afghanistan has no oil.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (TpAxy)

269 263 The vast majority of our interventions in the last 50 years in Africa and the Middle East have been about one thing....oil.


Sure but China is after much more than oil.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (vWMNq)

270 Afghanistan was about revenge, getting Osama bin Laden. Then we stuck around so little girls could get an education or something.

Posted by: Someguy at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (hJHKc)

271 so far 7 treasonous Republicans

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (bim/x)

272
But what do I know? I'm no intellectual powerhouse like David Brooks, my white savior.

Posted by: chique d'afrique
_______________

Now now, dearie, don't worry your nappy little head about that. We white folks will figure this out. And you can be sure that we will come up with a plan that will adequately compensate every slave descendant fairly, and leave plenty of $$ for graft for us elite masters!

Posted by: David Brooks at March 14, 2019 11:56 AM (fqUgw)

273 271 so far 7 treasonous Republicans
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (bim/x)



As sad as this is, it is good to find out who in the GOP actually has our back and who does not.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (ujg0T)

274 >>Because neither nation learned anything from fin de sicle Germany. They're doing what they think they're supposed to be doing.

Zod knows better. The Chinese are all over Africa. They aren't there for the climate. They are there for the resources.

Rare earth metals are just that, rare, and the key building blocks for much of the emerging new technology in battery storage and common electronics like cell phones. China dominates the known world deposits but more have been discovered in Africa and it is a race to see who gets the rights. And that's just one example.

We can certainly pull back from the world and isolate ourselves. Our rivals won't. Wherever we leave, they pour in to fill the vacuum. Actions have consequences. So does lack of action. It's naive to think if we pull back from the world we won't be paying for it down the road in one fashion or another.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (/tuJf)

275 Do they call him Beto because he is a chronic masterbater?

Posted by: From at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (Gu2Eb)

276 we are now supposed
to be the firewall against China, Iran influence?

+++

Our state of readiness in the Pacific theater particularly naval is abysmal. We would get our ass handed to us.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:58 AM (QOd+b)

277 We can certainly pull back from the world and isolate ourselves. Our rivals won't. Wherever we leave, they pour in to fill the vacuum. Actions have consequences. So does lack of action. It's naive to think if we pull back from the world we won't be paying for it down the road in one fashion or another.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (/tuJf)

Absolutely

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 11:58 AM (bim/x)

278 Actions have consequences. So does lack of action. It's naive to think if we pull back from the world we won't be paying for it down the road in one fashion or another.
Posted by: JackStraw


And if continued overextention leads to our collapse?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (AM1GF)

279 Our state of readiness in the Pacific theater particularly naval is abysmal. We would get our ass handed to us.
Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 11:58 AM (QOd+b)

I would not bet on that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (bim/x)

280 We can certainly pull back from the world and isolate ourselves. Our rivals won't. Wherever we leave, they pour in to fill the vacuum. Actions have consequences. So does lack of action. It's naive to think if we pull back from the world we won't be paying for it down the road in one fashion or another.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (/tuJf)



I get that, Jack. However, retrenchment is in order until this 5th column at home is dealt with.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (ujg0T)

281 Just out of curiosity, why do you think China is in Africa, Iran is pushing for Syria, etc., if they are just worthless shitholes?
Posted by: JackStraw
........

China in Africa? They are raping them for their resources.. At least when the Europeans did it, they provided some infrastructure.. The Chinese not so much.

African nations are embracing China because the Chinese are at least willing to pay for access to those resources. And China needs resources.

Iran's interest in the region, especially Syria seems to be a combination of things.. and I do not have a grasp of the whole picture, especially the religious part. But access to Mediterranean ports has got to be a big part of it.

China is simply using our money ($300 Billion in trade deficit per year) to buy up resources (through loans to these shithole countries that can never be repaid) and leasing strategic ports in Africa.. how do we stop that? Militarily???

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (438dO)

282 However, retrenchment is in order until this 5th column at home is dealt with.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (ujg0T)

I don't see what one has to do with the other?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (bim/x)

283 >>And if continued overextention leads to our collapse?

There is a balance between endless wars and being present where needed. I like Trump's approach quite a bit.

I think that leaves us plenty of resources to deal with what is going on at home.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (/tuJf)

284 There is a balance between endless wars and being present where needed. I like Trump's approach quite a bit.

I think that leaves us plenty of resources to deal with what is going on at home.

Posted by: JackStraw


You have far more faith than I do in one thing not sliding into the other. I'd love you to be right, but, well, I ain't betting the farm I don't have on it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 12:06 PM (AM1GF)

285 Mmmmm, π

Posted by: An unlucky goat at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (RD7QR)

286 Ruminant sockoff

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (RD7QR)

287 282 However, retrenchment is in order until this 5th column at home is dealt with.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (ujg0T)

I don't see what one has to do with the other?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (bim/x)



It takes political will to intervene abroad. The spectacle of the Bushyrovies defending Iraq's borders but not our own should be instructive.

Just to secure our own border may take lots of political capital.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (ujg0T)

288 Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

And give up all that money? He isn't that dumb.

Posted by: clutch at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (Wn4k/)

289 But shrinking American power to within our borders will do nothing but embolden our enemies, ...
---------

You simply do not understand Smart Diplomacy.

Posted by: Neville Chamberlain, Marshal Petain, Carter, Clinton, Obama at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (xSo9G)

290 >>Iran's interest in the region, especially Syria seems to be a combination of things.. and I do not have a grasp of the whole picture, especially the religious part. But access to Mediterranean ports has got to be a big part of it.

Very. Having a ton of oil doesn't do you much good if you can't get it to market. The proposed pipeline from Iran, through Iraq to either Syria or Turkey has been on the drawing board for well over a decade interrupted mainly by the war.

I don't think there are many here who are arguing for a return to the neocon days. Trump has been pretty blunt about our allies having to start shouldering more of the mutual load. I just don't see the world's sole super power completely declining the burdens that come with that designation and expecting to reap the same rewards.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (/tuJf)

291 You simply do not understand Smart Diplomacy.
Posted by: Neville Chamberlain, Marshal Petain, Carter, Clinton, Obama
---------

Appeasement Wall of Shame

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (xSo9G)

292 Just to secure our own border may take lots of political capital.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (ujg0T)

I think we have resources and capacity to do both. And if we don't have the political will to do both, we will do neither

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:15 PM (bim/x)

293 IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: –
"We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
And then you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: –
"Though we know we should defeat you,
we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!"

Posted by: Kipling at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (xSo9G)

294 As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Posted by: Gods of the Copybook Headings at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (xSo9G)

295 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at March 14, 2019 01:10 PM (C1NyB)

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