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Commentary Magazine was one of the conservative bulwarks against creeping communism, and was a steadfast opponent of the Soviet Union. It also published excellent non-political articles and the occasional short fiction piece (almost always worth a read). It was my first exposure to the intellectual underpinnings of anti-communism, and helped to form my political philosophy. But it also was unapologetically hawkish, and was a bastion of neo-consevatism. [Full disclosure: I too was hawkish, in part because of the magazine's influence.]

And then it lost its way when the Soviet Union fell. Without a philosophical enemy, they floundered until Donald Trump came along with his unabashed love of America, his deep suspicion of foreign intervention (the military kind), and his frank and open appeal to yucky ideas like American Exceptionalism and the supremacy of the American people in all political calculations. FINALLY! An opponent they could sink their teeth into!

But distilled to its basic idea, that opponent is America. Here we have a perfect example of their tortured philosophy...a leftist company tosses some cops out of one of its stores because they are politically distasteful. Conservatives react harshly (entirely appropriately!), and both sides are wrong!

One Man's Scandal: The scandal precedes the outrage.

The cycle is a familiar one by now. The incident exploded among the people who spenr their Fourth of July perusing the Internet for outrages. Tempe’s police union complained about the officers’ treatment. Twitter erupted in indignation, both in support of and against the coffee shop, and the story migrated up the chain from social media and onto cable news. It surely won’t be long before America’s political class is compelled to have an opinion on the matter. The question is: Why?

It is easily stipulated that it was unreasonable for one oversensitive Starbucks customer to be offended by the presence of peace officers, as it was for the accommodating barista to dismiss them from the premises. But who is to say what fate would have held in store if the hapless employee of a notoriously socially progressive brand had not erred on the side of controversy? This incident was a product of a political environment that encourages oversensitivity.

This is an extension of the arrant nonsense of impartiality and bipartisanship that has landed us in the current state of affairs with the border, the social compact (beating up right-of-center journalists is cool!), and political choices that put America first.

The reaction to a ridiculous violation of basic good behavior and the ideals of the American people (rule of law, fairness, politeness, acceptance) is not the same thing as the original violation, and anyone who didn't grow up on the Upper West Side, suckling at the breast of socialism and distrust of most Americans should be able to see that without expending much intellectual energy.

Or the short answer: Hey Commentary! Lol...GF.

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1 Monkey!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (gC2IV)

2 I'll fetch the others.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (gC2IV)

3 This country is doomed. Trump as pres is just delaying the inevitable.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (Ez6QX)

4 RIP H Ross Perot

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (A7Sfu)

5 missed it by that > ... < much...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (8D42x)

6 Ross Perot is mort.

That guy who gave us Bill Clinton.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (uLuPn)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (ophxM)

8 6 Ross Perot is mort.

That guy who gave us Bill Clinton.
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (uLuPn)

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George HW Bush? Yeah, he's been dead for a little while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:03 AM (ophxM)

9 Smart Military Ape.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (WDs/x)

10 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (ptqGC)

11 In other words, the underpinnings of NeverTrumpism: Not Our Kind, Dear.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (RD7QR)

12 I agree that Commentary has lost focus and has its target ID all fucked up.

I saw that as a Hawk, er Lion, err F-15C Eagle, myself.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (bcbK8)

13 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*
Posted by: Jane D'oh



Yesssssss.

Posted by: Trump in 2020 committee at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (e1q4h)

14 10 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (ptqGC)


She's persistent, I'll give her that.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (uLuPn)

15 CBD, while I'm glad you're back - I really am - I have to say I didn't miss that pierced chimp picture at all last week. Not one bit.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (aXucN)

16 Intellectual energy?....I'm worn out.

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (ykq7q)

17 I've been told that I'm going to die someday. I guess me voting for Trump is just delaying the inevitable.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (Kpl3J)

18 10 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (ptqGC)

Her recent work in the Human Centipede was very moving.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (bcbK8)

19 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (ptqGC)



PUPPET SHOW

and

Jeb Bush

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (9SkN+)

20 15 CBD, while I'm glad you're back - I really am - I have to say I didn't miss that pierced chimp picture at all last week. Not one bit.
Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (aXucN)

I always feel bad for the poor beast, someone really fucked that monkey up

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK8)

21 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.


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Serious question: Who was asking for the clap more, Jeb or Bill Clinton?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (mvenn)

22 Only Yeb?

Why not drag Egg McMuffin out of mothballs while we're at it?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (WDs/x)

23 She's persistent, I'll give her that.
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (uLuPn)
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Yeah, persistently wrong.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (qC1Sy)

24 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (ATv6t)

25 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (Zz0t1)

26 "Commentary Magazine was one of the conservative bulwarks..."

Sorry, but The Cuckshed has conditioned me to never take anything seriously that includes "conservative" and "bulwark".

Posted by: Grimaldi at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (S48ez)

27 Ahh, the ole
'Both sides do it !'

the hobby horse of cucks everywhere

Posted by: McCool at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (lWCRE)

28 I assume Sefton is going to throw in the Annie Hall quote, but if he's off fapping I'll do it.

Also, I like "arrant". Is it ever used without nonsense?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (fuK7c)

29 I always feel bad for the poor beast, someone really fucked that monkey up
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK

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I've always assumed it was a painting, or at the very least, a photoshop. I hope I'm not wrong

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (aXucN)

30 I'd have cut the snowflake off, no more caffeine for you if cops make you nervous.

Or, perhaps assumed the snowflake was setting me up for an armed robbery and had the dishwashers come out and beat her senseless.

Posted by: Jean at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (25Dt7)

31 FTL, that neverTrumper article/love letter to the Dems on the Cuckshed, saying "please dems take us back! We still love you!" is still freakin' hilarious.

I read it again, and what jumps out is that the NeverTrumpers just cannot understand why the Dems despise them so, even though the Nevertrumpers say they'll vote for them. They just don't get it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (Kpl3J)

32 29 I always feel bad for the poor beast, someone really fucked that monkey up
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (bcbK

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I've always assumed it was a painting, or at the very least, a photoshop. I hope I'm not wrong
Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (aXucN)

I prefer that version of reality.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (bcbK8)

33 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.



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Remember when some people were entertaining thoughts that Trump was a stalking horse for Hillary in 2016?

Life is beautifully ironic sometimes.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (KUaJL)

34 Jeb started the last election with millions from the deep State, then lost it all in the first month. Nobody wants any more Bushes.

Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (mpXpK)

35 I've always assumed it was a painting, or at the very least, a photoshop. I hope I'm not wrong
Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (aXucN)

Uh, me too. It never occurred to me it was real.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (Ez6QX)

36 On the Tempe police incident, all the Barrista had to do was ask

'Afraid of Cops? They make you fell unsafe? What Arrest warrant do they have on you?'

Posted by: Don Q. at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (NgKpN)

37 oh , Bill has had the clap before.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (3aB9K)

38 >>Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*


Step 1: Use celebrity + twitter to demonize Republicans and hype their Democrat opponents.

Step 2: Presume to advise the (openly hated) Republican party whom their 2020 candidate should be.

Step 3: [I have no idea - WTH does Alyssa think will happen?]


Maybe if Alyssa shared the drugs she's on we might see the brilliance of her plan?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (bDqIh)

39 31 FTL, that neverTrumper article/love letter to the Dems on the Cuckshed, saying "please dems take us back! We still love you!" is still freakin' hilarious.

I read it again, and what jumps out is that the NeverTrumpers just cannot understand why the Dems despise them so, even though the Nevertrumpers say they'll vote for them. They just don't get it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (Kpl3J)

The NeverTrumpers cheated on us for the Dems, and now that we've broken up can't understand why the Dems don't want anything to do with a cheater.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (KUaJL)

40 Anyone have experience with inversion tables? Got one arriving this week for some relatively minor (so far) back issues. Main question I have is, could it dislodge a very small stone that's no bother, as it's parked comfortably in the bottom of a kidney?

Posted by: doomed at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (oS0xz)

41 Remember when some people were entertaining thoughts that Trump was a stalking horse for Hillary in 2016?

Life is beautifully ironic sometimes.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously



I'll admit it, I was one of them.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (e1q4h)

42 As a wise man once said, "Sitting on a fence will get a man mighty crotch sore."

Louis L'Amour. Tyrel Sackett, I believe.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (qC1Sy)

43 Sometimes the two parties do something together that is both stupid, and evil. This is called bipartisanship.

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (p997d)

44 Monkeys may fling poop, but I doubt one would willingly submit to all that facial piercing crap.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:10 AM (U7voe)

45 Ross Perot, es mort.

IMO the FIRST victim of what would become the Deep State.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 09, 2019 11:10 AM (NgKpN)

46 Jeb started the last election with millions from the deep State, then lost it all in the first month. Nobody wants any more Bushes.
Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (mpXpK)



Now not so fast there, cowboy.

Posted by: Bob Ross at July 09, 2019 11:10 AM (9SkN+)

47 I'd have cut the snowflake off, no more caffeine for you if cops make you nervous.

Or, perhaps assumed the snowflake was setting me up for an armed robbery and had the dishwashers come out and beat her senseless.
Posted by: Jean


Snowflake had a felony warrant out for them. That's why they felt uncomfortable in the po po's presence.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (ATv6t)

48 I'm sorry but I can only despise any so called conservative who would vote for the demonic Democrats.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (JgA4k)

49 Bill has had the clap before.

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That's what !JEB! will be seeking if he runs again.

Posted by: G at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (5NMZN)

50 41

So was I, and I was wrong. In my/our defense, we'd learned the hard way not put any attempt at deception past the Left.

Posted by: doomed at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (oS0xz)

51 RE AMZ strike in MN:

It's being led by east African Muslim immigrants.

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (MAstk)

52 So, Commentary is still around. Who knew?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (m79Dg)

53 Posted by: joe, living dangerously



I'll admit it, I was one of them.
Posted by: Blue Hen at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (e1q4h)

Guilty myself. Which is why I brought it up.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (KUaJL)

54 The NeverTrumpers cheated on us for the Dems, and now that we've broken up can't understand why the Dems don't want anything to do with a cheater.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (KUaJL)

They were only with you for your money.

Nothing like realizing you're being used, is there?

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (U7voe)

55 I have to say I didn't miss that pierced chimp picture at all last week. Not one bit.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (aXucN)

Just wait...

Posted by: Lucian Freud at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (wYseH)

56 Posted by: doomed at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (oS0xz)

My brother uses one for his back.....make sure you can get uninverted.

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (ykq7q)

57 Considering that chimps have a nasty habit of ripping off the faces of people who mess with them, I'd assume it's a photoshop.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (gC2IV)

58 Jeb started the last election with millions from the deep State, then lost it all in the first month. Nobody wants any more Bushes.
Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (mpXpK)


No more Clinton.
No more Bush.
I'm tired of taking it
In the tush.

- Burma Shave

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (Zz0t1)

59 Ross Perot was indirectly responsible for the rise of Hillary Clinton. Had Bill not been elected president, who would have ever heard of a crooked lawyer from Little Rock?

Posted by: huerfano at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (6e1eX)

60 31 FTL, that neverTrumper article/love letter to the Dems on the Cuckshed, saying "please dems take us back! We still love you!" is still freakin' hilarious.

I read it again, and what jumps out is that the NeverTrumpers just cannot understand why the Dems despise them so, even though the Nevertrumpers say they'll vote for them. They just don't get it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM

We betrayed our team once it turned evil, so we're the good guys, right? Just like that hero Benedict Arnold. How'd things work out for that guy, anyway? I'm sure the British welcomed him with open arms after the war for being on the right side of history.

Posted by: The Cuckshed at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (S48ez)

61 Alyssa Milano will urge Jeb to jump in the race and then she'll dump all over him in favor of Lizzie Warren probably.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (a4EWo)

62 OK, fine:

Alvy Singer: I'm so tired of spending evenings making fake insights with people who work for "Dysentery."

Robin: "Commentary."

Alvy Singer: Oh really? I had heard that "Commentary" and "Dissent" had merged and formed "Dysentery."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 11:13 AM (fuK7c)

63 Don't be so hard on yourselves. I think there WAS a stalking horse in that campaign.

Jeb.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 11:13 AM (Okukq)

64 3 This country is doomed. Trump as pres is just delaying the inevitable.
....

Zero doubt about that.

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 11:13 AM (MAstk)

65 42 As a wise man once said, "Sitting on a fence will get a man mighty crotch sore."

Louis L'Amour. Tyrel Sackett, I believe.
Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (qC1Sy)

That was a man who lived a full life not sitting around

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

66 Just wait...
Posted by: Lucian Freud at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (wYseH)
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Well, Lucian, if you've painted a picture of a chimp/gorilla/monkey/etc., I'll go on record right now and say that I don't want to see it.

Can you ask CBD where the pierced pic came from? I know you have a direct line to him.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (aXucN)

67 Ross Perot est mort?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (9SkN+)

68 http://bit.ly/30paJYs
*******
Alyssa Milano Wants Jeb Bush to Challenge Donald Trump in 2020
*******
Is she REALLY this RETARDED??

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (BqBId)

69 Gah. Feel like tearing out the walls with my bare hands today.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

70 No more Clinton.
No more Bush.
I'm tired of taking it
In the tush.

- Burma Shave
Posted by: Sponge


No more Bush
No more Clinton
Stop all the Deep State pimpin'

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (ATv6t)

71 67 Ross Perot est mort?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (9SkN+)

Yes

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (bcbK8)

72 I'll admit it, I was one of them.
Posted by: Blue Hen at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (e1q4h)
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I'll cop to that too.

Didn't last long but, still gave the idea serious consideration.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (qC1Sy)

73 56 Posted by: doomed at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (oS0xz)

My brother uses one for his back.....make sure you can get uninverted.
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (ykq7q)

Now wouldn't THAT be embarrassing.

"911, what's the nature of your emergency?"
"I can't get uninverted!"
"False 911 calls are a felony, you know!"

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (RD7QR)

74 >>I've always assumed it was a painting, or at the very least, a photoshop. I hope I'm not wrong
Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (aXucN)

Florida Man.

Posted by: Roy at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (Gvpa/)

75 The PC shit is out of control. Like beyond parody. Illinois State Fair cancels Confederate Railroad because TRIGGERED!

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (H4VdJ)

76 Jeb's just dumb enough to think, hey, they really like me! Maybe I'll give it another go!

Posted by: annem at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (Fm81C)

77 Save us Jeb! You're our only hope.

*snort*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (ptqGC)

78 69 Gah. Feel like tearing out the walls with my bare hands today.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

Muy macho!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK8)

79 Alyssa Milano Wants Jeb Bush to Challenge Donald Trump in 2020

*******

Is she REALLY this RETARDED??


Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM

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You wouldn't think someone could be that stupid, but there it is.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (JUOKG)

80 Oh look, Ilhan Omar lying again - this time to bash America.



https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/

1148453847133593600

Posted by: Lizzy at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (bDqIh)

81 Too bad Norman Podhoretz handed over Commentary to his son John.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (t6IyH)

82 Jeb spent $1,500,000 for 3 Electoral votes.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (uLuPn)

83 I got here too late to comment on the art thread but for anyone interested in Monet and within driving distance of Ft. Worth, the Kimbell art museum has a special exhibit of some of Monet's last work. I was surprised to learn that he had cataract surgery in the 1920s. I didn't even know that was a thing then.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (AjsnI)

84 Correction - Jeb spent 150 million for three electoral votes.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (uLuPn)

85 "To be fair" is deployed by these cowards to dress themselves in noble, above-the-fray robes that still doesn't hide the yellow steak down their backs

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (k81AA)

86 Ross Perot was indirectly responsible for the rise of Hillary Clinton. Had Bill not been elected president, who would have ever heard of a crooked lawyer from Little Rock?
Posted by: huerfano at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (6e1eX)

Hey! I was one of the good guys in that Watergate thing. Until I got fired. Motherfucker. *hic.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (m79Dg)

87 You wouldn't think someone could be that stupid, but there it is.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (JUOKG)
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I may be way off base, but I'm assuming Alyssa wants Jeb to run because she knows any of those kooky Dems would defeat him easily, whereas (hopefully) none of them would defeat Trump.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (aXucN)

88 She's persistent, I'll give her that.
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Like her herpes.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (zwbVA)

89 Trump just Isn't Our Sort, you see!

He's so loud, uncultured, and gauche!

Podhoretz and Kristol and the other never-Trumpers sound like the membership committee of a country club in 1955 explaining why they don't allow Jews to become members of the country club.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (I2/tG)

90 How did Jeb get any electoral votes?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (fuK7c)

91 68 http://bit.ly/30paJYs
*******
Alyssa Milano Wants Jeb Bush to Challenge Donald Trump in 2020
*******
Is she REALLY this RETARDED??
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (BqBId)
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She understands the republican electorate like Mitt Romney understands Conservatism.

Remember "I'm a severe conservative"

Posted by: WisRich at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (G0vdT)

92 No more Clinton.
No more Bush.
I'm tired of taking it
In the tush.

- Burma Shave
Posted by: Sponge


********

No more Bush
No more Gore
My tush is getting
Mighty sore!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (mvenn)

93 "To be fair" is deployed by these cowards to dress themselves in noble, above-the-fray robes that still doesn't hide the yellow steak down their backs
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (k81AA)

Or, the semen stains on their robes.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (m79Dg)

94 60>>>

You only get one chance to be a true believer from day one.

They proved to every side that their dishonest asses can't be trusted.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (WDs/x)

95 Ross Perot est mort?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (9SkN+)



Yes


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM

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I just saw him last year at a Veterans event in Dallas. For an 88 year old guy he looked fine. Didn't need a cane to walk and went up on the stage to receive an award. Said a few words and walked back to his table. He did not look that old to me.


He did have a very large security detail. Guess those guys are out of work now.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (JUOKG)

96 In the sky above Gotham, the baleful light of the Jeb Signal shines and flickers as the city anxiously awaits the appearance of its hero...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (9SkN+)

97 Oprah's Best Friend Gayle King's interview with Mooch is still all over the internet.

Mooch doubled down and repeated what ValJar told us:

Obama was always the smartest person in the room. "You can have a bunch of people advising you" but Barry was always the final decision maker.

Also, she and Gayle wholeheartedly agreed that the Obama administration was totally scandal-free.

One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

98 No more Bush
No more Gore
My tush is getting
Mighty sore!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 11:17 AM (mvenn)

No more pedos
No more crooks
No more liberals'
Dirty looks.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (m79Dg)

99 no reviews for Crawl?

Iiiiiiiiiiit STINKS! /Jon Lovitz impression

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (3aB9K)

100 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
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With whom?

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (zwbVA)

101 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh



There goes lunch.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ATv6t)

102 "And then it lost its way when the Soviet Union fell."

Yep. Spot on. This largely describes the Fall of the Neocons as a whole.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (O8WFE)

103 40 Anyone have experience with inversion tables? Got one arriving this week for some relatively minor (so far) back issues. Main question I have is, could it dislodge a very small stone that's no bother, as it's parked comfortably in the bottom of a kidney?
Posted by: doomed at July 09, 2019 11:09 AM (oS0xz)

Dr. Frankenstein used an inversion table to bring the monster to life.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (Vy7tf)

104 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.

Who with?

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (uLuPn)

105 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (9SkN+)

What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ykq7q)

106 Don't forget that step 3 is profit, folks.

Posted by: Max Power at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (QCc6B)

107 Correction - Jeb spent 150 million for three electoral votes.
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:16 AM (uLuPn)



Actually, he spent $150 million for two electoral voters but they decided to throw in a third one for free out of pity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (9SkN+)

108 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

Her sex partner, not so much.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (RD7QR)

109 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

At any age.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (NWiLs)

110 "One more goodie: Mooch loves sex. "

good on Paolo, seriously taking one for the team here.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (3aB9K)

111 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.

Cucumber?

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (uLuPn)

112 Anyone have experience with inversion tables?


*********

Love mine. I sleep like a baby on it.

Posted by: Count Dracula at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (mvenn)

113 Iiiiiiiiiiit STINKS! /Jon Lovitz impression
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (3aB9K)

I'm sorry, were you operating under an assumption that it wouldn't? If so... Why?

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (U7voe)

114 Mooch loves sex.

Appetite:

[X] GONE
[ ] NOT GONE

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (O8WFE)

115 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

Her sex partner, not so much.
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Oh, hunny...you don't know the half of it.

Posted by: Wall-Mounted Dildo at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (zwbVA)

116 Even those of us who got wise to their lies--8 years under Obama without any real effort to stop him, 20 years from the Contract with America without a conservative policy victory--and still:

It's jaw-dropping how many claimed to be in our side, have revealed themselves to wholly agents of the left

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (k81AA)

117 the baleful light of the Jeb Signal shines and flickers

it's in the shape of a flaccid cock.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (3aB9K)

118 I just saw him last year at a Veterans event in Dallas. For an 88 year old guy he looked fine. Didn't need a cane to walk and went up on the stage to receive an award. Said a few words and walked back to his table. He did not look that old to me.
He did have a very large security detail. Guess those guys are out of work now.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (JUOKG)

Well, drug use and sex with young women eventually takes it's toll. And his security detail will still be active. Guarding his coffin until he rises from the dead.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (m79Dg)

119 Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:14 AM (NWiLs)

Muy macho!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (bcbK

Meh. More ineffectual frustration and anger than machismo.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (NWiLs)

120 Norman Podhoretz and Irving Kristol were tough, smart, intellectuals.

Their children are wimps, who simply believe what everyone other rich person in Manhattan believes, because that gets you invited to the right cocktail parties.

Their grandchildren are probably Antifa supporters.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (I2/tG)

121 WhoWhat with?

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (uLuPn)

FIFY.

Posted by: Sasquatch Local 326 at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (wYseH)

122 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ykq7q)

A macaroni noodle.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (U7voe)

123 Mooch is a man, baby!

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (uLuPn)

124 Actually, he spent $150 million for two electoral voters but they decided to throw in a third one for free out of pity.
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Pity? Bullshit. He had a coupon.

Posted by: G at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (5NMZN)

125 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

At any age.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:20 AM (NWiLs)


I think I just heard Punk Monkey throw up......

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

126 Jane, I saw that scene from the interview as well, amazing that they still want people to believe that Barky and Mooch have such an enduring romance. Maybe Reggie Love has already been airbrushed out of all the photo albums.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (a4EWo)

127 Ahhh.
Coffee consumed.
Now I'm caught on the Seinfeld reference.
Weird morning...three phone calls before I'm even out of bed. One for a job in Killeen.
And Mrs D was demanding her coffee from the cop-hating place. Only this one likes the cops.
Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (axyOa)

128 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ykq7q)


It's hard to see because it has very low energy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (9SkN+)

129 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
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With whom?
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (zwbVA)

With what?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (m79Dg)

130 It's just hilarious that a woman who was in a sitcom in the 80s, a show about witches in the 90s, and took lots of racy photos, thinks she is qualified to opine on any topic you got. I doubt she ever went to any kind of school. And she was a child actor. In Hollywood. So we have a pretty good idea of what happened to her.

Posted by: annem at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (Fm81C)

131 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ykq7q)


A sombrero accompanied by "La Cucaracha" as theme music.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (Zz0t1)

132
What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ykq7q)

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Well, it's kinda indistinct. Almost an amorphous blob of goo that resembles little.

Much like Jeb himself.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (qC1Sy)

133 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
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One of those illegal alien crossing signs

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (zwbVA)

134 Those cops should have gone to Dunkin Donuts for their coffee.

Best of both worlds!

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (uLuPn)

135 The reaction to a ridiculous violation of basic good behavior and the
ideals of the American people (rule of law, fairness, politeness,
acceptance) is not the same thing as the original violation, and anyone
who didn't grow up on the Upper West Side, suckling at the breast of
socialism and distrust of most Americans should be able to see that
without expending much intellectual energy.


The original violation is the natural result of the complete and total lack of respect for anyone and anything. While a certain amount of that is fairly common among kids, growing out of it is one of the marks of maturity.


Unfortunately, the movers and shakers in our society look down upon the notion of respect and want to keep everyone from becoming mature adults who are capable of seeing truth. The funny thing about that is that they expect us to respect them, hence their elitist attitudes.

It would be nice if we could restore the idea of respect back into society.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (HaL55)

136 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?

Two hands. Not clapping.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (Boy/L)

137 Discrimination is only bad when you guys do it. Well, to be more accurate, when we accuse you of doing it.

Posted by: Starbucks at July 09, 2019 11:23 AM (DCYln)

138 I'm waiting at the dealership for my car to be repaired. The View is playing.

Please kill me now.

My crappy headphones don't play in one ear, so I can't drown them out completely.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (aWPFM)

139 There's a part of me that would be amused by another Jeb! run.

Remember him standing on tip-toe next to Trump? Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

140 Ah, Perot, with his charts and talk of the "daficit."

I was young then, but I'm still baffled why he A) quit the race and then B) re-entered.

Anyway-- too lazy to check, but did he win any EVs? I've heard he siphoned off votes from Bush, but is there a serious analysis of that? The conventional wisdom is that if he wasn't on the ballot, Bush would've won, and I believe it, but it'd be nice to have data backing it up. (I assume many Perot voters would've stayed home, but how many?)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (l8gTz)

141 I'm waiting at the dealership for my car to be repaired. The View is playing.

Please kill me now.

My crappy headphones don't play in one ear, so I can't drown them out completely.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (aWPFM)


G-d help you.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

142 Jeb spent millions got like 4 votes and had to beg people to clap. GFY Milano you washed up whore.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (H4VdJ)

143 Don't forget, Alyssa and her two surgically-enhanced Milanos "starred" in a straight-to-video lesbian vampire flick.

(If it wasn't straight to video, it might as well have been. Too lazy to look it up. Don't yell at me if I'm wrong.)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (O8WFE)

144 57 Considering that chimps have a nasty habit of ripping off the faces of people who mess with them, I'd assume it's a photoshop.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:12 AM (gC2IV)

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Unless they tranq'd the poor thing.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (RU4sa)

145 97 Oprah's Best Friend Gayle King's interview with Mooch is still all over the internet.

Mooch doubled down and repeated what ValJar told us:

Obama was always the smartest person in the room. "You can have a bunch of people advising you" but Barry was always the final decision maker.

Also, she and Gayle wholeheartedly agreed that the Obama administration was totally scandal-free.

One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

It's fun when girls who pretend to be straight get together to talk.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (bcbK8)

146 My crappy headphones don't play in one ear, so I can't drown them out completely.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (aWPFM)

You clearly do not listen to loud enough music.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (U7voe)

147 chique, maybe you could ask if you could change the channel. Then watch as their jaws drop when you turn on Fox News.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (aXucN)

148 George HW Bush? Yeah, he's been dead for a little while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:03 AM (ophxM)

Dumb ass electorate gave us Clinton just like they gave us Obama.

The best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with your average voter. - WC

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (B1ik8)

149 And Mrs D was demanding her coffee from the cop-hating place. Only this one likes the cops.
Sigh...
Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (axyOa)


Tell her funding things that hate her is a bad idea.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

150 138 I'm waiting at the dealership for my car to be repaired. The View is playing.

Please kill me now.

My crappy headphones don't play in one ear, so I can't drown them out completely.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (aWPFM)

Tell somebody at the dealership that you're triggered and if they don't change the channel they'll have to provide you with an emotional support emu. That should shake things up.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (RD7QR)

151 Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (aWPFM)

Get up and change the channel. I've done that before while sitting in the waiting room.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (uLuPn)

152 I'm thinking about writing a dystopian novel about a time when the human race has descended to universal stupidity for several reasons-governments and education taking away the capacity to think and enforced veganism steadily reducing brain size.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (JgA4k)

153 I think I just heard Punk Monkey throw up......
Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

I was thinking I just heard him flinging poo.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (m79Dg)

154 143 Don't forget, Alyssa and her two surgically-enhanced Milanos "starred" in a straight-to-video lesbian vampire flick.

(If it wasn't straight to video, it might as well have been. Too lazy to look it up. Don't yell at me if I'm wrong.)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (O8WFE)

'Embrace of the Vampire'

It's only worth seeing with the sound off.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (bcbK8)

155 Like everything else, the radical left infiltrates, they take over, murder the institution, wear its skin, and pretend to be it.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (J+mig)

156 BREAKING - DOJ reverses position on General Flynn in the Flynn Intel Group FARA case.

For months the DOJ told Court that Flynn was not part of the conspiracy.

Now, immediately before trial, DOJ alleges he's a co-conspirator.

Disturbing actions by the DOJ.


Techno Fog

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (MAstk)

157 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)
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The unspoken part of that is that Barack Obama obviously isn't who Michelle thinks of when it comes to the bedroom.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (qC1Sy)

158 Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson
2m
I'm not against some kind of "back to work" program for people like @BillKristol & @GeorgeWill. Why not let them staff a Trump 2020 call center - where they can dial up Republican voters to apologize? We should think about how we can rehabilitate the most hardened NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (BqBId)

159 140

Seem to recall him saying that serious threats were made against his daughter, that's why he dropped out. Could be misremembering that though.

Posted by: doomed at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (oS0xz)

160 >>t's just hilarious that a woman who was in a sitcom in the 80s, a show about witches in the 90s, and took lots of racy photos, thinks she is qualified to opine on any topic you got. I doubt she ever went to any kind of school. And she was a child actor. In Hollywood

Yup.
But she's BFFs with @Jack (he's godfather to one of her kids), so she knows she'll never be kicked off twitter.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (bDqIh)

161 125 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:18 AM (ptqGC)

Most men do.

Posted by: annem at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (Fm81C)

162 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?


*********

It's iconic

https://tinyurl.com/jeb-signal

Posted by: Count Dracula at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (mvenn)

163
George HW Bush? Yeah, he's been dead for a little while.
--
"Read my lips: No new taxes!"

Without that lie, neutralizing the Slick Willie attack, Clinton would have had no chance.

Bonus points: Anyone recall what grand conservative goal HW got in exchange for agreeing to new taxes?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (k81AA)

164 (If it wasn't straight to video, it might as well have been. Too lazy to look it up. Don't yell at me if I'm wrong.)
Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (O8WFE)
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Didn't someone here get blocked by her on Twitter because they told her they liked watching it?

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (aXucN)

165 My dealership has a TV in the lounge, but there is also a remote handy. The last time I was in for an oil change, some old Western was on and I left it alone and read. No one else was paying attention to the TV. They were all into their phones.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (ptqGC)

166 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (ykq7q)



A macaroni noodle.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (U7voe)

A flying alien spaghetti monster from planet X!

Posted by: Archer at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (gmo/4)

167 the "both sides do it" moral equivalence game is part of the fascist left's warfare. Antifa ... the name itself is that tactic ... they bash a gay reporter over the head, but they are doing it to maintain the peace, because both sides are hateful, especially the alt-right (a name they twisted/turned into "white supremacy").


Trump/Russia ... cuz both sides do it ... both sides are dirty ... it was all contrived to accuse Trump of what Hillary and her globalist mobsters were doing. They knew even if Trump was not destroyed, they would have established the false dichotomy (?) ... the moral equivalence ... that sure maybe Hilda sold our uranium and hypersonic tech to Russia, but Trump is an actual spy for Putin. Sure Clintons were on Epstein Island, but Trump rapes women all the time.


And now the outrage meter and the NPC drones are being activated at every level, to invoke some mass hysteria ... with the claim ... Trump is creating hate everywhere ... when no, it is the left going hysterical with the hate, as has always been the case since Orwell exposed it, or since Cain killed Abel maybe. But the left has learned to used multiple cutouts to do the killing.


"wiped it, like with a cloth?" ... no, whatever Hilda missed, Weissmann was there to clean up. Except for the blue dress ... always save the blue dress evidence.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (Cus5s)

168 I'm waiting at the dealership for my car to be repaired. The View is playing.

Please kill me now.

My crappy headphones don't play in one ear, so I can't drown them out completely.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM

****

Tell them to change the channel.
If they don't claim you do not feel safe.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (axyOa)

169 Remember him standing on tip-toe next to Trump? Heh.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

LOL, and then denied it, when there was video and photographic proof! Whadda loser. Even his "angry" denial was low-energy.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (O8WFE)

170

That antifa sidebar video, LOL.

The ignorance. The stupidity. The fruity get ups. What do you call that, anyway? Guy Fawkes geisha girls?

They're dangerous psychotics, but also... hilarious. They just meat puppets.

I didn't burst into laughter at my desk, but it was close. And I am glad she had that normal male with her, or the Guy Fawkes geisha girls would've likely attacked her.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (AzW6q)

171 I'm thinking about writing a dystopian novel about a time when the human race has descended to universal stupidity for several reasons-governments and education taking away the capacity to think and enforced veganism steadily reducing brain size.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (JgA4k)

So, a nonfiction work, then? Remake of Idiocracy?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (m79Dg)

172 151 Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (aWPFM)

Get up and change the channel. I've done that before while sitting in the waiting room.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (uLuPn)

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I would have.

And have done so in the past.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (RU4sa)

173 I'm waiting at the dealership for my car to be repaired. The View is playing.

Please kill me now.

My crappy headphones don't play in one ear, so I can't drown them out completely.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM

Tell one of the sales staff you want to test drive something, getting a sales pitch has to be better than listening to that! Oh and FWIW my kids have been banned from ever using my headphones because they constantly mess with them and only one ear works. I cannot listen to anything in one ear.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (H4VdJ)

174 13 mins ago
House Judiciary Dems prepare slew of subpoenas for Trump-tied targets

The individuals subject to fresh subpoena are: Sessions; Rosenstein; Kushner; former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn; former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly; former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski; former White House aide Rob Porter; publisher of the National Enquirer David Pecker and chief content officer Dylan Howard; former Stormy Daniels lawyer Keith Davidson; and assistant attorney general for the criminal division Joseph Jody Hunt.

They are never gonna stop

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (3gwtv)

175 135>>>

Beatings.

Shattered Limbs are life's lasting lessons.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (QHUHl)

176 The best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with your average voter. - WC

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (B1ik

This is likewise the best argument against every other system of governance. Unfortunately all the people who run countries are human.

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (p997d)

177 It's jaw-dropping how many claimed to be in our side, have revealed themselves to wholly agents of the left
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (k81AA)

Another cockroach who's popped his head up again is Michael Steele, Chairman of the RNC 2004 - 2007. What a worthless piece of shit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (Kpl3J)

178 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?

Dead Energizer Bunny, lying on its back, with X's for eyes.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (O8WFE)

179 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

-
That's the way the Cookie crumbles.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (+y/Ru)

180 And then it lost its way when the Soviet Union fell.
______

The trouble with that is the fact that the original neocons didn't really do so, not that I've seen. It was the next generation which went bonkers. Just compare Podhoretz pere and fils. (I expect, were he still alive, Irving Kristol would send his son to his room without dinner.)

It's well to recall that the original neocons were not primarily interventionalist as they became, except against the Soviets. Their primary focus was on domestic policy, and the way the welfare state was actually hurting its supposed beneficiaries.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (VaN/j)

181 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (1XAal)

182 they'll have to provide you with an emotional support emu.

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Damn. I thought they were supplying emotional support emos.

Posted by: G at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (5NMZN)

183 Anyone recall what grand conservative goal HW got in exchange for agreeing to new taxes?

"Compassionate" conservatism?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (I2/tG)

184 ELINT News @ELINTNews
54s
#BREAKING: US Treasury sanctions three Hezbollah leaders

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (BqBId)

185 I'm not against some kind of "back to work" program for people like @BillKristol & @GeorgeWill.

Learning to code?

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (uLuPn)

186 did he win any EVs?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (l8gTz)

Not a one! But he got almost 20,000,000 votes, and the assumption has always been that without him, Bush would have won. I believe it, because Perot touted his business experience and his plans to decrease the budget deficit and debt, and that sounds pretty conservative to me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (wYseH)

187
They are never gonna stop
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (3gwtv)

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Of course not. This is a bare-knuckles struggle for absolute power, and they intend it to be final. They're not going to tap out... it'll have to be won by knockout.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (AzW6q)

188
What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (

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One hand clapping.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (gC2IV)

189 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

I knew you would feel my pain.

Bluebell, I actually brought my computer so I can am working, not watching.

My job is very technical and I am concerned their background harping will make me dumber and my work will suffer.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (aWPFM)

190 My ex voted for Perot.

He was a stupid man.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (uLuPn)

191 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19

A big zero in the sky.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (H4VdJ)

192 sock off

Posted by: muldoon at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (mvenn)

193 Commentary Magazine

***

I only read it for the articles. Swearsies!

Posted by: No mom just reading in here! at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (nd1QQ)

194 'Embrace of the Vampire'

It's only worth seeing with the sound off.


Hah, that's the first autocomplete entry when I type her name into DuckDuckGo.

Some legacy.

Posted by: spindrift at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (sZRzw)

195 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

I knew you would feel my pain.

Bluebell, I actually brought my computer so I can am working, not watching.

My job is very technical and I am concerned their background harping will make me dumber and my work will suffer.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (aWPFM)


On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

196 #BREAKING: US Treasury sanctions three Hezbollah leaders
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (BqBId)

Fucking Hezbollah, and they weren't sanctioned already?

Great job, guys, they've only been on the Kill All Americans And Jews bandwagon for about a quarter fucking century now.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (U7voe)

197 188
What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?
Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (

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One hand clapping.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (gC2IV)

A turtle

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (bcbK8)

198 But he got almost 20,000,000 votes, and the assumption has always been that without him, Bush would have won. I believe it, because Perot touted his business experience and his plans to decrease the budget deficit and debt, and that sounds pretty conservative to me.

I remember my uncle harping on this, he did a very in-depth statistical analysis of voting patterns and said that he was certain Perot caused GHWB to lose that election.

The question is, was Perot just a dummy or was he paid/pressured to play spoiler?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (Rarvo)

199 If Cucks want back in, they can leave the Demoncrats the same way you leave the Yakuza.

Amputation of their dominant hand.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (QHUHl)

200 What does the "Jeb Signal" look like?

Dead Energizer Bunny, lying on its back, with X's for eyes.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM

With the neighbors dog humping it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (H4VdJ)

201
I'm not against some kind of "back to work" program for people like @BillKristol & @GeorgeWill.

Learning to code?
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (uLuPn)

-------

WPA program carving Trump into Mt. Rushmore. To be renamed "Mt. Atonement."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (AzW6q)

202
erica orden @eorden
33m
A DOJ official says that Barr has consulted with career ethics officials at DOJ and he will not recuse from the Jeffrey Epstein case in SDNY, @evanperez reports.

Barr has been & will remain recused from any retrospective review of the resolution of the earlier case in Florida.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (BqBId)

203 And then it lost its way when the Soviet Union fell. Without a philosophical enemy, they floundered until Donald Trump came along with his unabashed love of America

Without a philosophical enemy? Did they fail to notice the Gramscian long march through the institutions?

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (xjiRE)

204 'Embrace of the Vampire'

It's only worth seeing with the sound off.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (bcbK8


Having only seen the "good" parts, I would've imagined it titled "Suck and *uck the Vampire."

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (Zz0t1)

205 On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

IDK, but I guarantee there's a hell of a lot of it.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (U7voe)

206 Heh. I almost do want Lewandowski to testify. I'm betting he'd testify that they can all LOLgetfucked.



Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (O8WFE)

207 My job is very technical and I am concerned their background harping will make me dumber and my work will suffer.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (aWPFM)
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Aha! Maybe you could ask them if you could turn it off because you're trying to work and you can't stand the sound of them screeching. Odds are they feel the same way, politics aside*, and would be delighted to comply with your request.

*Serious question - do you think any man, liberal or not, can really stand watching that?


Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (aXucN)

208 But who is to say what fate would have held in store if the hapless employee of a notoriously socially progressive brand had not erred on the side of controversy?
_______

That makes no sense whatsoever to me. Does even Rothman know what he is trying to say?

Posted by: Eeyore at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (VaN/j)

209 Jeb started the last election with millions from the deep State, then lost it all in the first month. Nobody wants any more Bushes.
Posted by: Vic


Indeed!

I want...A shrubbery!!!

Posted by: The Knights who say ...Ni! at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (vcOmj)

210 Bill Clinton: I did not have sex with this Epstein character

Posted by: SMOD at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (QkjLD)

211 186 did he win any EVs?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at July 09, 2019 11:24 AM (l8gTz)

Not a one! But he got almost 20,000,000 votes, and the assumption has always been that without him, Bush would have won. I believe it, because Perot touted his business experience and his plans to decrease the budget deficit and debt, and that sounds pretty conservative to me.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (wYseH)

I was a supporter of his, until he dropped out, then dropped back in.

Bushes and their dirty tricks...

He did divide the vote but Bush sr also ran a shitty campaign. He deserved to lose.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (bcbK8)

212 195>>>

Lard.

Overwhelming amounts of it.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (QHUHl)

213 I've got a theory about people like this.

I think that some people just like to argue, and that these types of people frequently believe that their ability to make an argument for a position is proof that it's the correct position.

These people tend to be contrarians and like to think that they're smarter than other people as well.

These people are easily mistaken because they passionately speak out about topics that we hold dear, but they don't actually have any deeply held convictions at all. The only conviction that they have is that they're right.

It's usually the case that they end up arguing for an intellectually consistent set of propositions, because that's obviously easier to defend in an argument, but sometimes, because they become convinced of something for another reason, an emotional reason, and they then will argue this emotional position with the same rigor that they use for everything else. Because they have to be right, and God forbid they actually do some soul searching and admit that their initial gut reaction was incorrect.

So that's what's the case with the Cuckshed et al. We thought they were conservatives, but it turns out they were just contrarians.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (KUaJL)

214 Get up and change the channel. I've done that before while sitting in the waiting room.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:25 AM (uLuPn)

---

I would have.

And have done so in the past.
Posted by: SMH


I loved my old HTC phone. I had a tv remote control app on it. It had an infrared emitter. I could change channels on any tv with my phone and a couple of minutes.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (ATv6t)

215 President Donald Trump cannot block critics whose views he dislikes from following his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the U.S. Constitutions First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitters blocking function to limit access to his account, which is otherwise open to the public.

The First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees, Circuit Judge Barrington Parker wrote.

????
But Occassional Cortex can? And Twitter can block Public Officials? WTF?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (3gwtv)

216 I loved my old HTC phone. I had a tv remote control
app on it. It had an infrared emitter. I could change channels on any tv
with my phone and a couple of minutes.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (ATv6t)


*perks up* In airports??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (ptqGC)

217 212 195>>>

Lard.

Overwhelming amounts of it.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (QHUHl)

Are we back to Oreos?

If we aren't, I'm sure she is

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (bcbK8)

218 209 Jeb started the last election with millions from the deep State, then lost it all in the first month. Nobody wants any more Bushes.
Posted by: Vic


Indeed!

I want...A shrubbery!!!
Posted by: The Knights who say ...Ni! at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (vcOmj)

===========

Just wait until you become the Knights who say Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptang Zoo Boing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (ophxM)

219 it'll have to be won by knockout.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (AzW6q)

LOL

That's not how we treat our friends on the other side of the aisle.

Bipartisanship and civility is our approach.

Posted by: PAUL RYAN at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (MAstk)

220 My ex voted for Perot.

He was a stupid man.
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:29 AM (uLuPn)


I voted for him as well and I'm not a stupid man.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (Zz0t1)

221 Their primary focus was on domestic policy, and the way the welfare state was actually hurting its supposed beneficiaries.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 09, 2019 11:28 AM (VaN/j)

Uh...did you ever read Commentary? Its focus was on geopolitics much more than domestic politics.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (wYseH)

222 People should reply to every Alyssa Milano tweet with "Embrace of the Vampire"

Posted by: annem at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (Fm81C)

223 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which and this tells me he surrounded himself with fukkin idiots.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (88+cf)

224 If I ran across someone who looked like that monkey, I would cross the street.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (uLuPn)

225 They only respect victims, Backwards Boy. They only respect that which destroys and denigrates Western culture.

Posted by: Max Power at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (QCc6B)

226 On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

---

Jane, God love you (as do I), but who cares???

Now, if she is trying to eat the other panelists while dressed in a fat shark suit , that changes things somewhat...

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (RU4sa)

227 The question is, was Perot just a dummy or was he paid/pressured to play spoiler?

They'd obviously like to do that again to Trump, but Republican voters won't fall for that particular trick this time.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (I2/tG)

228 llThey are never gonna stop
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:27 AM (3gwtv)

And so what? These people are going to fight the subpoenas a bit, then they'll go in and say lawyer approved nonsense and no one will notice or care or remember anything at all after it's over.

All that will be remembered will be that this was a spectacularly lazy Congressional Session which passed no major bills of any kind

You can feel all of the air going out of the Dem's sails; you can sense the energy draining out of them. Sure, they have plans. So what? Even they don't believe in them anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (Kpl3J)

229 I was a supporter of his, until he dropped out, then dropped back in.


isn't it weird how often politicians from "our side" do this? drop out temporarily, take a hiatus, whatever?

so very odd.

and right, it was time to hand the reins to the Real Statists, not the Hidden Statists, so probably Bush threw it? I still doubt it. he was just "above" real campaigning.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (Rarvo)

230 210 Bill Clinton: I did not have sex with this Epstein character
Posted by: SMOD at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (QkjLD)

"But I did have sex around him"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (bcbK8)

231 On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

I don't care to look, but I would hazard a guess to say that whatever it is, it must be quite voluminous.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (KUaJL)

232 You know who we never hear from? McCain's other daughter, Brigitte. Or his sons.

Meggie Mac has literally based her entire career on being John McCain's daughter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (ptqGC)

233 I loved my old HTC phone. I had a tv remote control app on it. It had an infrared emitter. I could change channels on any tv with my phone and a couple of minutes.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (ATv6t)


I have a Dell Axom that would do that. Never tried it on TV's outside my house......

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (Zz0t1)

234 I loved my old HTC phone. I had a tv remote control app on it. It had an infrared emitter. I could change channels on any tv with my phone and a couple of minutes.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (ATv6t)

---

I have that app on my phone.

No TV is safe.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (RU4sa)

235 On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

Size 18.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (uLuPn)

236 Pat Buchanan started the 'Read My Lips' meme in the primary. Prior to that , the compromise with the Democrat controlled Congress to pass the budget where a few EXISTING taxes were increased was a non issue. The Dems and Perot both jumped on that wagon during the General.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (B1ik8)

237 How would the barista have reacted to a customer not feeling safe because another customer was wearing a dashiki, or a keffiyeh?

Posted by: tankdemon at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (Shli5)

238 Bill Clinton: I did not have sex with this Epstein character
Posted by: SMOD at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (QkjLD)

"But I did have sex around him"
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (bcbK

I could see Bill Clinton being like Creed from the Office.

"Back in the 70s, I had sex with a great number of women. In the mud, and in the rain. It's possible that a man slipped into the fray somewhere. There would be no way of knowing."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (KUaJL)

239 But Occassional Cortex can? And Twitter can block Public Officials? WTF?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (3gwtv)

Of course.

Laws and rules are complex. I'm sorry you don't understand our system.

Posted by: PAUL RYAN at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (MAstk)

240 Ross (Little Hand Grenade with a Bad Haircut) Perot was not from "Our Side"

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (BqBId)

241 *perks up* In airports??

Posted by: Jane D'oh


Yes. There are only so many different codes manufacturers use. You can buy a generic programmable remote. All you need to know is the brand of tv.

I don't think phones are made with them anymore. :-(

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (ATv6t)

242 They'd obviously like to do that again to Trump, but Republican voters won't fall for that particular trick this time.


maybe not, but the "reagan dem" types that helped PDJT win narrowly in 2016 would!

so I do fear this type of ploy being used again, but not sure who would work. would have to be a media icon/actor maybe? there is no one left who is a believable conservative moderate any longer (in politics).

maybe condi? eh ..no

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (Rarvo)

243 229 I was a supporter of his, until he dropped out, then dropped back in.


isn't it weird how often politicians from "our side" do this? drop out temporarily, take a hiatus, whatever?

so very odd.

and right, it was time to hand the reins to the Real Statists, not the Hidden Statists, so probably Bush threw it? I still doubt it. he was just "above" real campaigning.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (Rarvo)

I think Bush assumed he had it made. He was an incumbent, he'd just won a war almost bloodlessly*, the economy was picking up speed. He didn't even try to campaign or to hit Clinton.

There was plenty of dirt on Billy Jeff even back then. But he didn't even try to use it.



*yes, I know

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (bcbK8)

244 There's an old saw about not being so open-minded that your brain falls out. Commentary's take on Starbucks/cops is a case in point.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (ppBhU)

245 ????
But Occassional Cortex can? And Twitter can block Public Officials? WTF?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (3gwtv)

For the reasons you just stated, that is a ridiculous decision that is going to cause a great deal of trouble for Twitter more than anyone else.

I think Trump should let it stand,

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (Kpl3J)

246 And then it lost its way when the Soviet Union fell. Without a philosophical enemy, they floundered until Donald Trump came along with his unabashed love of America, his deep suspicion of foreign intervention (the military kind), and his frank and open appeal to yucky ideas like American Exceptionalism and the supremacy of the American people in all political calculations.

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And then it lost its way when the Soviet Union fell. Without a philosophical enemy, they floundered until Donald Trump came along with his unabashed love of America, his deep suspicion of foreign intervention (the military kind), and his frank and open appeal to yucky ideas like American Exceptionalism and the supremacy of the American people in all political calculations.

------

Not just them, but our whole society - without the existential threat of the USSR and its excesses as a daily reminder of the dangers of socialism, scaring the shit out of everyday Americans, our own fifth column has been able to move the ball astoundingly fast. And because of globalist cash and influence, the cuck right has provided no resistance.

I remember being shocked when Putin called the collapse of the Soviet Union the "greatest geopolitical disaster of the twentieth century."

Now, I find myself in agreement (though for completely, categorically different reasons).

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (AzW6q)

247 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

*wipes tears of laughter*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (ptqGC)


She's persistent, I'll give her that.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (uLuPn)



So are we.

Posted by: Alyssa Milano's Spirochetes at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (a94gW)

248 *Serious question - do you think any man, liberal or not, can really stand watching that?


That show came on the TV in one of B'Gal's doctor's office one morning. I immediately axed for the remote to change the channel and the receptionist just chuckled. Bet that wasn't the first time that had happened there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (HaL55)

249 "What do you mean, a tarp isn't proper business attire?"

--Meggie Mac'n'cheese

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (QHUHl)

250 "Back in the 70s, I had sex with a great number of women. In the mud, and in the rain. It's possible that a man slipped into the fray somewhere. There would be no way of knowing."
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM (KUaJL)
--------------

I wouldn't be surprised if Bill Clinton had sex with a man, or boy, a time or two. Not because it's the way he swings, but, because he decided to try something different out of boredom.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:38 AM (qC1Sy)

251 226 On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

---

Jane, God love you (as do I), but who cares???

Now, if she is trying to eat the other panelists while dressed in a fat shark suit , that changes things somewhat...
Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:33 AM (RU4sa)

[Knock knock knock]

THE OTHER 4: Who's there?
MEAGHAN MCCAIN: Land shark!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 11:38 AM (RD7QR)

252 Alyssa Milano is urging Jeb! to run against PDT.

Correct me if I am wrong, but this already happened.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 11:38 AM (Boy/L)

253 There was plenty of dirt on Billy Jeff even back then. But he didn't even try to use it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:36 AM (bcbK

My parents subscribed to The American Spectator back then. They were running articles about Clinton being a sex hound, Whitewater, all of it. It wasn't like nobody knew.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (U7voe)

254 may I say... I am really tired of seeing Loopy-Cortex on the news channels. She's a nitwit who would be a nobody if people would stop taking her seriously.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (ZqRa6)

255 That clip of the antifa guy falling apart at the sight of a minority Trump supporter is pretty funny.

I also find it interesting that the rest of antifa shuts down the interview right as he's going into the "the parties switched alignment" verbal tic (it's not really an argument).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (ophxM)

256 http://bit.ly/30nSvGF
*******
Might want to read up On Perot's Business dealings

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (BqBId)

257 "What do you mean, a tarp isn't proper business attire?"

--Meggie Mac'n'cheese
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (QHUHl)


I respect her extreme efforts to make the MooMoo fashionable again.....

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (Zz0t1)

258 LOL jonecelli!

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (RU4sa)

259 Meggie Mac has literally based her entire career on being John McCain's daughter.

Which is why I'm amazed she still has a job. Her hiring was clearly a thank-you to her traitorous father, but he's gone now.

She's not a Democrat - the Deep State isn't going to give her a job for life, based on her family background, like they would for someone from a prominent Democratic family.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (I2/tG)

260 253 My parents subscribed to The American Spectator back then. They were running articles about Clinton being a sex hound, Whitewater, all of it. It wasn't like nobody knew.
Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (U7voe)

==========

"Knew what?"
-The NYT

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (ophxM)

261 The conventional wisdom is that if he wasn't on the ballot, Bush would've won
---
That was a lie by the GOPe to cover their asses.

No, those voters would have not voted--they were looking for a reason not to vote for either candidate.
The betrayal on taxes was the reason for conservative voters.
Dems didn't trust Bill (there used to be sane Democrats long, long ago)

He still would have lost, just by a bit less

Now, 1996 was just a shitty candidate

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:40 AM (k81AA)

262 There was plenty of dirt on Billy Jeff even back then. But he didn't even try to use it.


we agree on this

GHWB was too proud to compete.

he thought he would win easily, and didn't enjoy having to work and campaign amongst normies

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:40 AM (Rarvo)

263 "What do you mean, a tarp isn't proper business attire?"

--Meggie Mac'n'cheese
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (QHUHl)

I respect her extreme efforts to make the MooMoo fashionable again.....
Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (Zz0t1)

I'm on the front lines of the war to stamp out fat shaming.--Daughter of Franken....McCain.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:40 AM (m79Dg)

264
My parents subscribed to The American Spectator
back then. They were running articles about Clinton being a sex hound,
Whitewater, all of it. It wasn't like nobody knew.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:39 AM (U7voe)


My dad did as well. He loathed Clinton, but thankfully he never had to witness Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro Obama crowned emperor. My mother did, and it killed her to see what a rabid, loony fan girl my sister was for Obama.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

265 GHWB was too proud to be around the Great Unwashed.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:41 AM (uLuPn)

266 My ex voted for Perot.

He was a stupid man.
Posted by: ALH


I know a lot of people that voted for Perot.
I would not call them...stupid. Just politically naive. But Perot, as a candidate with his issues, prepared the ground for Donald Trump in 2016. Without the loss in 1992, and the ensuing years when Perot was often vindicated by reality (for example, "that giant sucking sound!"), Trump had traction in 2015 going forward.

In a lot of ways, if Goldwater hadn't gone out and run as a conservative in 1964, Reagan would never have been elected in 1980. Reagan really got a national audience with Goldwater running in 64. His famous "A Time for Choosing" is still on You tube, from 1964.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at July 09, 2019 11:41 AM (vcOmj)

267 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which and this tells me he surrounded himself with fukkin idiots.
Posted by: Roland THTG


And just because you have final say, that doesn't make you the smartest person in the room.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:42 AM (ATv6t)

268 You can't really be having sex if you're wearing a condom now, can you? There's no contact.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 09, 2019 11:42 AM (nIvDu)

269 let the chips fall where they may..........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at July 09, 2019 11:42 AM (0O7c5)

270 he thought he would win easily, and didn't enjoy having to work and campaign amongst normies

I'm just like Reagan, except that I'm better, kinder, and not just a dumbfck actor!

I'm from a good family!

Posted by: GHW Bush! at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (I2/tG)

271 267 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which and this tells me he surrounded himself with fukkin idiots.
Posted by: Roland THTG


And just because you have final say, that doesn't make you the smartest person in the room.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:42 AM (ATv6t)

Can you be smart if you never say or do anything smart?

Barry was mentally lazy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (bcbK8)

272 My dad did as well. He loathed Clinton, but thankfully he never had to witness Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro Obama crowned emperor. My mother did, and it killed her to see what a rabid, loony fan girl my sister was for Obama.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)
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I have a daughter that thinks very highly of Obama. Needless to say, I don't discuss these kinds of things with her. My daughter is a very smart person but when it comes to Obama, she just doesn't get it.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (qC1Sy)

273 That show came on the TV in one of B'Gal's doctor's office one morning. I immediately axed for the remote to change the channel and the receptionist just chuckled. Bet that wasn't the first time that had happened there.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (HaL55)

-------

She was probably relieved. I can't imagine who really watches that stuff, although people obviously do. I suppose I'm the target audience, being a stay-at-home mom, but even before I started homeschooling I never watched any shows on TV during the day, not soap operas, not Oprah (I couldn't even tell you what channel she used to be on!), not anything. Not only did I have better things to do, I wouldn't have been able to stand the harpiness.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (aXucN)

274
Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which and this tells me he surrounded himself with fukkin idiots.

Posted by: Roland THTG

And just because you have final say, that doesn't make you the smartest person in the room.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:42 AM (ATv6t)


I assume he had the final say on Benghazi, and we know how that worked out.

*seethes with rage*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (ptqGC)

275 Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:40 AM (Rarvo)

Wait what? GHWB campaigned as much as one would expect from an incumbent and probably more because of Perot. He also had primary opponents.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (B1ik8)

276 270 he thought he would win easily, and didn't enjoy having to work and campaign amongst normies

I'm just like Reagan, except that I'm better, kinder, and not just a dumbfck actor!

I'm from a good family!
Posted by: GHW Bush! at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (I2/tG)

=========

"I probably couldn't win Kennybunkport, but I'm sure I've got the rest of America."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (ophxM)

277 On a shallow note, can you tell us what John McCain's daughter is wearing?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:30 AM (ptqGC)

Size 18.
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:35 AM

Coleman, 6 person with rainfly and screen porch.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (H4VdJ)

278 Another cockroach who's popped his head up again is Michael Steele, Chairman of the RNC 2004 - 2007. What a worthless piece of shit.
----
"Hi, I'm a black 'Republican'. I agree: Those Republicans sure are a bunch of racist"

That was the whole of his tenure

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (k81AA)

279 Does even Rothman know what he is trying to say?
Posted by: Eeyore at July 09, 2019 11:31 AM (VaN/j)

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Before I abandoned HotAir, he was a blogger there. Now, that particular website is not known for its heavyweight thinkers, incisive analysis, or scintillating prose (and that's being charitable).

But even by the exceedingly low standards of his Salem paymasters, Noah Rothman was laughably bad. Many of his columns were barely in the English language, and absolutely none of them made a lick of sense to anyone outside the Beltway cuckosphere.

If ace hadn't already called dibs on Noah Steaks in the Burning Times, I'd be roasting the guy. He was always insufferable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:44 AM (AzW6q)

280
The First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees, Circuit Judge Barrington Parker wrote.
=======

Bull. Fucking. Shit.

There is no right to be heard.

Posted by: Democrats at July 09, 2019 11:44 AM (vg8iE)

281 Ugh sock fail

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:44 AM (vg8iE)

282 278 Another cockroach who's popped his head up again is Michael Steele, Chairman of the RNC 2004 - 2007. What a worthless piece of shit.
----
"Hi, I'm a black 'Republican'. I agree: Those Republicans sure are a bunch of racist"

That was the whole of his tenure
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at July 09, 2019 11:43 AM (k81AA)

========

"My role model."
-Tim Scott, apparently

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:44 AM (ophxM)

283 Social issues
Since 1992, Perot was a pro-choice activist, and a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood. He has stated poorer women in particular should have access to abortions via federal funding. Since 2000, he has been pro-choice reluctantly

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (BqBId)

284 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

The room being that closet he stayed in.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (nIvDu)

285 I also find it interesting that the rest of antifa shuts down the interview right as he's going into the "the parties switched alignment" verbal tic (it's not really an argument).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


I've never heard a compelling argument about that.
So the parties flipped. So the democrats are republicans now?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (ATv6t)

286 My ex voted for Perot.

He was a stupid man.
Posted by: ALH

Well color me your ex then.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (H4VdJ)

287 RIP H Ross Perot"

Hmm.

Bless his heart.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (6qErC)

288 284 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

The room being that closet he stayed in.
Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (nIvDu)

=========

Hillary and John Kerry were in the room a lot, you know.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (ophxM)

289 Since 1992, Perot was a pro-choice activist, and a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood.

Bush family was pro-choice

not sure they are a good example of "social conservatism"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (Rarvo)

290
Social issues

Since 1992, Perot was a pro-choice activist, and a strong supporter
of Planned Parenthood. He has stated poorer women in particular should
have access to abortions via federal funding. Since 2000, he has been
pro-choice reluctantly

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (BqBId)


I guess he's busy doing some 'splainin' right now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ptqGC)

291 Since 1992, Perot was a pro-choice activist, and a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood. He has stated poorer women in particular should have access to abortions via federal funding. Since 2000, he has been pro-choice reluctantly

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (BqBId)


"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born" - Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (uLuPn)

292 Economic policy
Perot believed tax should be increased on the wealthy, while spending should be cut to help pay off the national debt. Perot also believed capital gains tax should be increased, while giving tax breaks to those starting new businesses.

We cut the capital gains tax rate from a maximum rate of 35% to a maximum rate that got as low as 20% during the 1980s. Who got the benefit? The rich did, of course, because that's who owns most of the capital assets.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (BqBId)

293 3 This country is doomed. Trump as pres is just delaying the inevitable.
Posted by: Jordan61 at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (Ez6QX)

Jordan, there's many more of us than them.

Posted by: clutch at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (aVSf7)

294 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqRa6)

295 294 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.


Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqRa6)


Her cup runneth over

Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM (uLuPn)

296 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which and this tells me he surrounded himself with fukkin idiots.
Posted by: Roland THTG


And just because you have final say, that doesn't make you the smartest person in the room.
Posted by: rickb223

OBama wasn't an imbecile or stupid, but there was nothing remarkable about his intellect. He supposedly wrote two books about his favorite subject, himself.

Duh.

And likely his first book was largely ghost written by Bill Ayres.

Yeah, and Michelle's BA thesis sounds like it was writtne by a modestly talented high school sophomore.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM (vcOmj)

297 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqRa6)


And a bra with silicone.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM (Zz0t1)

298 Regarding the human centipede link in the sidebar, I think that's the first time I have actually took the "do not watch" advice.

Never seen the movies, don't have any desire to see dolls recreating scenes.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM (RU4sa)

299 I also find it interesting that the rest of antifa shuts down the
interview right as he's going into the "the parties switched alignment"
verbal tic (it's not really an argument).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison,



Those "things" flapping the fans? Terrifying.

I'd go into the woods with a clown before I'd stay around those creatures.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

300 Her butt and cup runneth over
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM (uLuPn)

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

Edited.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (qC1Sy)

301 "The original violation is the natural result of the complete and total
lack of respect for anyone and anything. While a certain amount of that
is fairly common among kids, growing out of it is one of the marks of
maturity" backwards boy


the whole "magic dirt" thing ... that our heritage can't be induced into third worlders just by importing them ... is true. BUT it is also not magically induced into our own kids, unless we teach them well. And it CAN be taught to foreigners, but they have to be immersed into American culture, the OriginalCoke version, not the fake new age crap.


So we live on the residue of our 50's era social values (not counting some Jim Crow dem crap) ... but the leftist infiltration is killing key elements ... family and Christianity (and Judaism) being key targets. But from the "right" we have the globalists also contributing to destruction of our values, with the free trade enrichment of China, where oligarchs escaped all our values (against slaves, pollution, tyranny) and enriched themselves while defiling the middle class (in more ways than economic, as we see with the Epstein crowd)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (Cus5s)

302
I'm thinking about writing a dystopian novel about a time when the human
race has descended to universal stupidity for several
reasons-governments and education taking away the capacity to think and
enforced veganism steadily reducing brain size.>>
So recent history?

Posted by: FrodoB at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (mnNV7)

303 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
====

With whom?
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (zwbVA)

With what?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (m79Dg)



ARRRRRRR!

Posted by: Chewbacca at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (a94gW)

304 Michael Steele, Fake Republican / Progressive Sleeper Cell

Posted by: Del-Aware at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (4Eo4+)

305 GHWB was too proud to be around the Great Unwashed.

***

Wouldn't be prudent

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (nd1QQ)

306 297 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqRa6)

---

And ooze out of one?

I denounce myself.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (RU4sa)

307 279>>>

And Rothman came from Mediaite, where everybody was so loony that it made him look sane in comparison.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (b3mgC)

308 Michael Steele, Fake Republican / Progressive Sleeper Cell

Posted by: Del-Aware at July 09, 2019 11:48 AM (4Eo4+)


Regular on MSNBC, always nodding his head in agreement with any prog's comment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (ptqGC)

309 OBama wasn't an imbecile or stupid, but there was nothing remarkable about his intellect.



Not even a National Merit Semi-Finalist.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (a94gW)

310 130
It's just hilarious that a woman who was in a sitcom in the 80s, a show
about witches in the 90s, and took lots of racy photos
, thinks she is
qualified to opine on any topic you got. I doubt she ever went to any
kind of school. And she was a child actor. In Hollywood. So we have a
pretty good idea of what happened to her.

Posted by: annem at July 09, 2019

*
*
. . .
Don't forget those sexy "Candies" commercials in the 00s.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (ClOmq)

311 One more goodie: Mooch loves sex.
====

With whom?
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:19 AM (zwbVA)

With what?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:22 AM (m79Dg)



ARRRRRRR!
Posted by: Chewbacca


So she's into furries.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (ATv6t)

312 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqRa6)

---

And ooze out of one?

I denounce myself.
=========

I imagine the grease spots are harder than hell to get out of the upholstery.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (vg8iE)

313 285 I also find it interesting that the rest of antifa shuts down the interview right as he's going into the "the parties switched alignment" verbal tic (it's not really an argument).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


I've never heard a compelling argument about that.
So the parties flipped. So the democrats are republicans now?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:45 AM (ATv6t)

=========

It's confusing a couple of different things while ignoring some history (and waving common sense).

The South went from blue to red? Must be a party switch.

Well, except for the fact that one generation of southerns kept voting Democrat (long enough to keep Kentucky blue at the state level until a few years ago), and a new generation came along to vote Republican. That new generation grew up in a world without Jim Crow.

The Civil Rights Act vote is where the switch supposedly happened. The party members were so incensed that they literally crossed the aisle (I had a college professor tell me that exactly...she wasn't a bright person).

Then there's Strom Thurmond. The Dixiecrats were a group of Democrats who split off from the Democratic party to start the Dixiecrat party. When the latter party fell apart, every single Dixiecrat became a Democrat again, except Strom Thurmond. Strom was a Republican because he hated communism more than he hated darkies, apparently. Strom is exhibit 1 (there are no other exhibits) in evidence.

And then, common sense: Modern Democrats don't love Calvin Coolidge. Modern Republicans don't love Woodrow Wilson or FDR.

You have to actively think against logic to come to the conclusion that the parties switched sides in the 60s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (ophxM)

314 Her cup runneth over
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM

And bowl.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (H4VdJ)

315
Without a philosophical enemy? Did they fail to notice the Gramscian long march through the institutions?
=====

Still failing to notice the Gramscian Long March. See Bootyjuice running for POTUS, scion of the definitive Gramsci scholar.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (MIKMs)

316 But Occassional Cortex can? And Twitter can block Public Officials? WTF?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 11:32 AM (3gwtv)
++++++++++
The logic is so tortured. I feel my IQ points draining out. What is the rationale here? In what way is this a first amendment issue? Everyone has a right to speak and say just about anything they want. Everyone has a right to freely associate. No one has the right to be heard and no one has the right to associate with someone who does not want to associate with him. There is of course the right to petition the government for redress of grievances - but that is petitioning the government not a person specifically. By this logic, Trump should take all phone calls from concerned citizens - as should every member of congress, every bureaucrat, every judge.

Yes, this will make inadvertent trouble for Twitter but this is about the judiciary illegally restraining the executive with insane illogic. Trump should immediately appeal and refuse to comply with the order. If Twitter disallows his blocks and does not disallow blocks for *every other* government official, Trump should sue them.

Go brass-knuckles on it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 09, 2019 11:50 AM (I2dne)

317 I remember being shocked when Putin called the collapse of the Soviet Union the "greatest geopolitical disaster of the twentieth century."

Now, I find myself in agreement (though for completely, categorically different reasons).
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:37 AM (AzW6q)

For Russia, it was chaos.

But America can't exist without a purpose, and with the Soviet Empire gone, we really need to reinvent ourselves. I think the explosion of identity politics may be related to our national existential crisis.

To answer the question, and find a new purpose, we need to look back to original intent, to be open to trade while eschewing foreign entanglement, placing ourselves as a nation that revolves around commerce and industry, not playing political games or empire building.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 09, 2019 11:50 AM (J+mig)

318 On my LinkedIn feed there's a story headlined "France's Jobs are Disappearing".

No mention in that story about high taxes or the invasion from the middle east. It's a real head scratcher why those jobs are disappearing. But Trump is featured prominently in the possible reasons.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 09, 2019 11:50 AM (e3wBu)

319 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which is why the left-wing Tom Nichols argument that we should rely on "experts" is so laughable.

What possible "expertise" did Obama have?

Posted by: GHW Bush! at July 09, 2019 11:50 AM (I2/tG)

320 bluebell #15:
CBD, while I'm glad you're back - I really am - I have to say I didn't miss that pierced chimp picture at all last week. Not one bit.

Mark Andrew Edwards #20:
I always feel bad for the poor beast, someone really fucked that monkey up

A while back, having too much free time one day, I repurposed the chimp. De-punked and enTrumpened.

mindfulwebworks.com/radical/monkey-de-punked.jpg

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm not saying click here for classic doodle- that would be grifty at July 09, 2019 11:50 AM (aMV0K)

321 Her cup runneth over
Posted by: ALH at July 09, 2019 11:47 AM

And bowl.
Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:49 AM (H4VdJ)


And her plate stack at the local Chinese buffet.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:51 AM (Zz0t1)

322 294 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.





Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM (ZqRa6)

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Oh that poor, POOR chair.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 09, 2019 11:51 AM (pw+jk)

323 I read a comment somewhere from someone who was in the audience at The View, and she said whenever they went to a commercial break, Meggie would get up and stomp off set.

I can't imagine being that miserable on a job. Can't she just live comfortably off her parents' fortunes?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:51 AM (ptqGC)

324 http://bit.ly/2XRX3r9
*******
Michael Flynn's New Brief Shines Sunlight On Prosecutor's Tactics Sara A. Carter

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:51 AM (BqBId)

325 Obama was always the smartest person in the room.

Which and this tells me he surrounded himself with fukkin idiots.
Posted by: Roland THTG

I thought it meant they locked him in a room by himself. He'd still be second smartest if there was any furniture in the room.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (m79Dg)

326 for those who asked, Meggie Mac is wearing a white jacket and dark slacks. She also seems to know how to fill a chair.


My freindshh, shit down and grab a sheet.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (H4VdJ)

327 So I see Chuckie is demanding Trump fire Acosta and explain his comments about Epstein and "younger" girls... One would almost think this SDNY arrest of Epstein was planned...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (O2RFr)

328 Reminds me of something I heard a decade or two ago (likely during the Clinton regime when moral equivalence was all the rage) that, to the Left, there is no moral difference between the arsonist and the firefighter.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (WqPYg)

329 328 Reminds me of something I heard a decade or two ago (likely during the Clinton regime when moral equivalence was all the rage) that, to the Left, there is no moral difference between the arsonist and the firefighter.
Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (WqPYg)

=========

Well, in Fahrenheit 451, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (ophxM)

330 Or, perhaps assumed the snowflake was setting me up for an armed robbery and had the dishwashers come out and beat her senseless.
Posted by: Jean at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (25Dt7)

If Starbucks hasn't fired that idiot employee, they are fools.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (abNpZ)

331 Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (O2RFr)
*****
Ummm No, But keep trying

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (BqBId)

332 And her plate stack at the local Chinese buffet."

You been here foou hours! You go now!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (6qErC)

333 327 So I see Chuckie is demanding Trump fire Acosta and explain his comments about Epstein and "younger" girls... One would almost think this SDNY arrest of Epstein was planned...
Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (O2RFr)

___

As soon as I heard it, my first thought was, there has to be a Trump angle here. And sure enough.....

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (e3wBu)

334 Without a philosophical enemy? Did they fail to notice the Gramscian long march through the institutions?
=====

Still failing to notice the Gramscian Long March. See Bootyjuice running for POTUS, scion of the definitive Gramsci scholar.
Posted by: mustbequantum


That guy is a lying two-faced little f*ck. He turns my stomach.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (vcOmj)

335 If Starbucks hasn't fired that idiot employee, they are fools.

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

If Starbucks has fired that idiot employee, they are fools.

Posted by: G at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (5NMZN)

336 So I see Chuckie is demanding Trump fire Acosta and explain his
comments about Epstein and "younger" girls... One would almost think
this SDNY arrest of Epstein was planned...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (O2RFr)


And just like that, there it is.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (ptqGC)

337 Our entire society is built around the whims of a tantrum-throwing three year old. Everyone demands to be treated like a king, everyone yells "you're not the boss of me!" with mangled grammar, everyone insists that its not wrong to put themselves first and in fact you're some kind of freak if you don't.

These used to be the bad guys in books and entertainment. Now they're the man on the street.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (39g3+)

338 As soon as I heard it, my first thought was, there has to be a Trump angle here. And sure enough.....

Yup this and Kamalas "Trump is a sexual predator" remark

Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (O2RFr)

339 323
I read a comment somewhere from someone who was in the audience at The
View, and she said whenever they went to a commercial break, Meggie
would get up and stomp off set.

I can't imagine being that miserable on a job. Can't she just live comfortably off her parents' fortunes?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:51 AM (ptqGC)


=======


She's being groomed for the Romney/McCain 2024 winning ticket!!! /

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (WqPYg)

340 I can't imagine being that miserable on a job. Can't she just live comfortably off her parents' fortunes?

Attention whore.

She can't stand not being noticed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (I2/tG)

341 A little tidbit for those who are scared of teams of expert psychologists and psychiatrists that Big Tech is wielding to control our minds ... oooh, the horror of those manipulative psychologists who know everything about the human mind and how to addict us to all sorts of stupid things ...

That's why a new study conducted at the University of Liverpool has raised eyebrows by concluding that psychiatric diagnoses are "scientifically meaningless," and worthless as tools to accurately identify and address mental distress at an individual level.

The article is linked at Drudge. This research probably isn't much better than the crap psychology stuff, but ... it's all we've got

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (bOCwl)

342
I guess he's busy doing some 'splainin' right now.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:46 AM

Jane that is what I always think too. His billions aren't doing him any good right now are they?

Posted by: clutch at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (aVSf7)

343 Actually, in many ways Perot, like Pat Buchanan who also run a dissenting primary campaign in 1992, were proto-Trumps, running on his themes. They just lacked the moxie, the charisma and the funding.

Sadly, the out of touch COC / WSJ / Globalist / Eastern Establishment, call it what you will, is NOT new. And there was discontent with them back then too.

A President Perot would NOT have open borders, nor be goo-goo for globalism.

Unfortunately, he was not ready for prime time. I remember when he earnestly went to the NAA(CC)CP and was booed ostensibly for a "you people" gaffe, but really because he was not giving them the usual welfare victim dividends they were demanding.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (ujg0T)

344 You been here foou hours! You go now!
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (6qErC)


Here she come again! Close door! For Sale sign!!! OUT OF BUSINESS!!!!!

- City Garden Buffet Owner

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

345 Alyssa Milano is admitting that none of the Democrats can beat Trump.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 09, 2019 11:54 AM (bDqIh)

346 A while back, having too much free time one day, I repurposed the chimp. De-punked and enTrumpened.

mindfulwebworks.com/radical/monkey-de-punked.jpg
Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm not saying click here for classic doodle- that would be grifty at July 09, 2019 11:50 AM (aMV0K)
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Bravo! 👏 👏 👏

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 11:55 AM (aXucN)

347 Well, in Fahrenheit 451, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (ophxM)

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Heh.

Posted by: ShainS -- There are but two Parties now: Traitors and Patriots at July 09, 2019 11:55 AM (WqPYg)

348 So I see Chuckie is demanding Trump fire Acosta and explain his comments about Epstein and "younger" girls... One would almost think this SDNY arrest of Epstein was planned...
Posted by: It's me donna at July 09, 2019 11:52 AM (O2RFr)

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As soon as I heard it, my first thought was, there has to be a Trump angle here. And sure enough.....
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 09, 2019 11:53 AM (e3wBu)

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Don't know if I'd go so far as to say this was concocted to get Trump... more will have to come out before anyone can know. And this iron has been in the fire since before Trump. Longstanding chain of events, here.

But there can be no doubt the government and media will play up the political corruption angle (Republicans) and downplay the freakin' CHILD-RAPE angle (Democrats).

Deep State gonna Deep State. But make no mistake - this is a hot one. They're in danger here, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:56 AM (AzW6q)

349 Snowflake had a felony warrant out for them. That's why they felt uncomfortable in the po po's presence.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:11 AM (ATv6t)

Good way for snowflake to call attention itself, ain't it? Snowflake be stupid.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 09, 2019 11:56 AM (abNpZ)

350 Looks like there's a Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf's future.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 09, 2019 11:56 AM (ptqGC)

351 One would almost think this SDNY arrest of Epstein was planned...

I think they got advance notice and began work on how to spin it a while back. Everyone on the left is so coordinated, but that's the only two things they have: Trump saying "we both like girls, but he likes them younger" and Acosta who once was a lawyer for Epstein and was hired by Trump.

Its the kind of case that witch hunters built: this woman was seen picking mushrooms with a woman who we burned as a witch and you were seen in public kissing her! BURN THE WITCH LOVER!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 09, 2019 11:56 AM (39g3+)

352 aCE UP

Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 11:56 AM (mpXpK)

353 I still do not understand why anybody would want to be on the same side as that smirking pile of feces Schumer.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:57 AM (b3mgC)

354 I'm still not sure what I think of Perot. Both like and hate him simultaneously.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 09, 2019 11:57 AM (e3wBu)

355 A while back, having too much free time one day, I repurposed the chimp. De-punked and enTrumpened.

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Heh. Nice.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 09, 2019 11:57 AM (AzW6q)

356 On my LinkedIn feed there's a story headlined "France's Jobs are Disappearing".

No mention in that story about high taxes or the invasion from the middle east. It's a real head scratcher why those jobs are disappearing. But Trump is featured prominently in the possible reasons.
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Another bullshit story. I heard that years ago. All the young people go to Britain to get jobs.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 09, 2019 11:57 AM (vg8iE)

357 Don't know if I'd go so far as to say this was concocted to get Trump"

Agreed. This has been bubbling away for some time - it's just that some twatwaffle saw Trump's name and *hey presto*

Anyone still believe that fire was "an accident"?

Yeah, sure.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 11:58 AM (6qErC)

358 aCE UP
Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 11:56 AM (mpXpK)


I think this means NOOD.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 11:58 AM (Zz0t1)

359 Looks like there's a Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf's future."

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 11:58 AM (6qErC)

360 Step one: sue Trump for doing nasty thing
Step two: claim the lawsuit is proof he's a bad person

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 09, 2019 11:58 AM (39g3+)

361 But make no mistake - this is a hot one. They're in danger here, too.

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There are at least 2 angles being pursued along these lines currently, NXIVM and Epstein. Throw in Weiners laptop and it's looking mighty grim

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 11:59 AM (nd1QQ)

362
So I see Chuckie is demanding Trump fire Acosta


Trump should announce he will comply with Schumer's demand and immediately revoke Jim Acosta's White House press pass.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 09, 2019 11:59 AM (TAmPV)

363 Commentary Magazine.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 09, 2019 12:04 PM (e1mEI)

364 OBama wasn't an imbecile or stupid, but there was nothing remarkable about his intellect.

I never thought he was stupid, certainly not the sooper genius he fancied himself.

He was obviously afraid to have smart people as advisors on the chance they may outshine him.

This is the mark of a poor leader, and a malignant narcissist.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 09, 2019 12:37 PM (88+cf)

365 I still get Commentary (I only read the print version). For a few years, they were pretty much Never Trump, but I think enough people complained because there's been a noticeable back off. They still try to straddle the dumb line of leftists are bad...but...but the alt-right, and there's a noticeable jab or two in each issue at Trump, but it's much reduced from the way it was. The non-political stuff is still great and even the political stuff is still pretty good when it has nothing to do with Trump. I think they were savvy enough to not go full Bill Kristol, but they've lost a lot of confidence. I've thought about dropping my subscription many times, but I do like those Terry Teachout articles about Broadway or jazz. And they've hired a conservative Hollywood guy to do the back of the issue article, which is usually pretty amusing. John Podhretz is pretty insufferable but the other writers make up for it.

Posted by: Lex at July 09, 2019 12:59 PM (GC4dm)

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