The Morning Report - 9/9/19

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Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and with Hurricane Dorian moving away from Canada after hitting Nova Scotia with gale force winds, and the recent mass shootings out of the news cycle (though the effort to disarm the citizenry will never end), it's more or less back to business as usual.

First stop is the border, or should I say over the border as we continue to deal with the consequences of unchecked mass migration and the non-assimilation of millions of illiterate foreign peasants far and wide. Along with erasing our national identity and culture, a large percentage of crime, violent and otherwise, is committed by these foreigners, much of it covered up and excused by the media and allowed to run rampant and unpunished by the so-called sanctuary cities, counties and states. When the bacteria who took the life of Kate Steinle - who was deported and came back five times IIRC - is let off the hook for her murder and then gets his gun conviction thrown out by a Leftist hack-in-black, it's a travesty of justice and a warning sign about the state of our nation and the rule of law.

Montgomery County in Maryland has recently become the epicenter of what amounts to an epidemic of rape and violent assaults. Not coincidentally, it's also a bust-out proud sanctuary jurisdiction. It's funny, as in disgusting, how whenever Leftists are criticized for the disastrous consequences of their policies, shouts of racism or lack of funds are the result, along with casting aspersions on those bringing the charges. Such was the case with this failed state when they attacked Breitbart and the Free Beacon among others for doing the reporting that the agitprop media has thus far refused. Now, they've attacked administration immigration chief Ken Cuccinelli for putting the spotlight on them, with an assist from the media who have been smearing him since he ran against Terry McAwful for governor of Virginia (and nearly won except for GOP-e sabotage). But Cuccinelli is an immigration hawk and not given to backing down. He's had enough of the lies emanating from that jurisdiction's leadership and has challenged County Exec Mark Elrich to a debate. I'd say the odds are slim to none of that happening as no doubt Elrich does not want to have his ass handed to him by Cuccinelli in a public forum. Another aspect, reflected all throughout this post, is the Left's campaign to delegitimize and dehumanize anyone critical of its policies and positions. To allow someone like a Ken Cuccinelli to share a debate platform is in their eyes giving them moral equivalency; kind of hard to do when 24/7/365 we are "literally Hitler."

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

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1 yo JJ happy monday

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 09, 2019 07:31 AM (JFO2v)

2 Good Morning!

Posted by: Molly k. at September 09, 2019 07:31 AM (rmrWu)

3 Not last!

Posted by: FtworthMike at September 09, 2019 07:32 AM (FTf+m)

4 is it morning already?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 07:33 AM (k4dH2)

5 Nice.

And Happy Birthday, JJ!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 07:33 AM (cqNba)

6 Top 10!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 09, 2019 07:33 AM (9A/SK)

7 Good morning, horde!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at September 09, 2019 07:35 AM (81OU+)

8 MoCo is full of smug liberals. They like the fact that their County Council is sticking their finger in Trump's eye.

They will reward them by reelecting them.

The people getting raped are declasse and live in places that are not Chevy Chase or Potomac, so no skin off their nose.

Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2019 07:35 AM (ZfRYq)

9 Too hot for football; never too hot for the morning report!

Posted by: IanDeal at September 09, 2019 07:36 AM (vgGyZ)

10 Top 10?

Posted by: jsg at September 09, 2019 07:37 AM (+iYOr)

11 So. . . are we just supposed to accept that sabotaging a plane to kill 150 innocent people is an acceptable response to "frustration over union contract negotiations?"???

Really, MSM, that's OK, just move on?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 07:37 AM (bDqIh)

12 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at September 09, 2019 07:37 AM (oVl+i)

13 "Really, MSM, that's OK, just move on?"

Would we mislead you?

Posted by: The MSM at September 09, 2019 07:39 AM (cqNba)

14 I live in Fairfax County, also full of smug liberals. The elected sheriff has de facto made the county a sanctuary county (I remember when Governor Northam was a candidate, he said that there was no need to have a state law against sanctuary localities because there was no such thing! Well.)

The sheriff does not even have a competitor in her election.

Posted by: blaster at September 09, 2019 07:39 AM (ZfRYq)

15 Stupid question.

Does bio-diversity involve non-native species?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 07:40 AM (cqNba)

16 Meanwhile In L.A. there are two kids with Leprosy.

Leprosy in L.A.
Alrighty!




What happens when L.A. is battling Hep A, Leprosy, a breakout of the Bubonic plague and other previously rare/nearly eradicated diseases?
Will they demand the feds save the, I wonder. . . after they've intentionally - no, defiantly - made a sh#thole of their gorgeous state.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 07:40 AM (bDqIh)

17 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

I see MisHum posted a clip of Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren singing "Goodness Gracious Me" last night. Not to toot my own horn much, but I've linked to that before. Nice to see it make its way to the front page.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 07:41 AM (Ki5SV)

18 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 09, 2019 07:42 AM (pkvuH)

19 I can't read all that this early. I need a Reader's Digest condensed version...

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 07:42 AM (cF8AT)

20 Hell, that young (23) mayor in Fall River even extorted his assistant - allegedly demanded a cut of her high bureaucrat income.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 07:42 AM (bDqIh)

21 19 I can't read all that this early. I need a Reader's Digest condensed version...

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 07:42 AM (cF8AT)

SSDD.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:42 AM (Ct55T)

22 " I need a Reader's Digest condensed version... "

J.J.'s Morning Report is the Readers Digest condensed version.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 07:43 AM (cqNba)

23 With the release of internal DOJ emails on September 5th, more detail is coming out about Rosenstein's and McCabe's rolls in the "wear a wire" incident with Trump.

https://tinyurl.com/y5qu4g4g

Get this, it appears McCabe was lying. Who knew?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 07:44 AM (ZLI7S)

24 Next time JJ's out galavanting, I wanna see a Muldoon-hosted morning report....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:44 AM (Ct55T)

25 It's been my displeasure to watch Fairfax County circle the drain over the years. Used to be a decent place, has leaned Left certainly but now they are aggressively so. The rot is broad and deep, from the school board to the BOS.

Sigh. Loudoun is starting to follow suit too.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 07:44 AM (Rk2Ph)

26 yo blembo she be skeekin dat miko dunney.

Posted by: CardiBee at September 09, 2019 07:45 AM (Tnijr)

27 I have read my share of popular history books and actual academic history books. Some would say I am a historian but that is not for me to really say. But I never read Howard Zinn or heard of his book until it was mentioned in Good Will Hunting. I had liberal profs, but they would never dream of asking someone to read howard Zin (Howard's End?).

Did Matt Damon and his every more lefty pal push this on the nation? Why did no real historian even consider the crap until we became woke in the new Millinnium?

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 07:45 AM (n13/j)

28 26 yo blembo she be skeekin dat miko dunney.
Posted by: CardiBee at September 09, 2019 07:45 AM (Tnijr)

It's OK, I speak Jive....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:46 AM (Ct55T)

29 Ever hear of the Man Booker prize? It's an award given every year for the "best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom."

On the list of nominees this year is a book called Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman. Hear me now and believe me later - this is the book that will win?

Why, you ask? Simple. Because, as I read in yesterday's local rag, the heroine of the book is a women who bakes pies and is in despair over Trump.

And that, my friends, is all it takes to win.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 07:46 AM (Ki5SV)

30 Carol Lynley, star from The Poseidon Adventure, dead at age 77 from heart attack.

https://tinyurl.com/y4t2loz3

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 07:46 AM (JoUsr)

31 Apparently Tom Steyer has been fingered as the reason Think Progress went under. See, he was on their BoD but quit to run his vanity run for POTUS. He's spent $8 million of his own money doing so.

The Lefties are pissed, since he could have spent $2 million of that to save Think Progress, but he didn't.

Isn't that delicious? These Lefties think they are entitled to his money, that they can decide what is a waste, what is selfish. Funny no one is blaming the fact that the news org couldn't sustain itself without requiring a billionaire savior. Seems a waste to keep pouring money into a money-losing venture.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 07:47 AM (bDqIh)

32 Looking forward to reading the new book about the Trayvon scam, although I doubt it will even dent the massive denial in which the true believers dwell. Still, it's important to have a historical record of the actual facts. One day, when future people are looking back and wondering how people of this time became so completely crazy, this book will prove useful.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 07:48 AM (k4dH2)

33 Meanwhile In L.A. there are two kids with Leprosy.

Leprosy in L.A.
Alrighty!

People thought I was kidding when I said you should need a passport to travel to and from communist CA. I was NOT

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 09, 2019 07:48 AM (p0A33)

34 It's been my displeasure to watch Fairfax County
circle the drain over the years. Used to be a decent place, has leaned
Left certainly but now they are aggressively so. The rot is broad and
deep, from the school board to the BOS.



Sigh. Loudoun is starting to follow suit too.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 07:44 AM (Rk2Ph)


You would need something on the level of the Great Awakening to turn Virginia red again. It is gone. The irony is that 70 percent of the state is red. It doesn't matter, it is simply a numbers game. Texas is seeing the same thing and scared as crap.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 07:48 AM (n13/j)

35 I don't understand how it takes seven figures of cash to keep a webzine running...

seriously, people, get real day jobs and kick in a couple bucks a month each to keep the GoDaddy bill paid...

It ain't like their "contributors" spend more than a couple hours a week generating "content" anyway.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:49 AM (Ct55T)

36 In other 1A news did anyone see Clyburn say on MSNBC that he thought the Bill of Rights wouldn't pass today? Assuming he doesn't so irony, I wonder if he is starting to realize he and his Dem cohort that have destroyed a lot of those protections will be the unprotected one day?

Posted by: rammajamma at September 09, 2019 07:50 AM (xceTB)

37
What will get you in trouble with the Left?

Burning an American flag
or
Burning a Pride flag?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (7rVsF)

38 Why, you ask? Simple. Because, as I read in yesterday's local rag, the heroine of the book is a women who bakes pies and is in despair over Trump.

And that, my friends, is all it takes to win.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 07:46 AM (Ki5SV)
--------

I bake pies and was in despair over Obama for 8 years. Why didn't anyone write a book about me so I could win a prize?

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (xkSLi)

39 Yay. Happy Birthday to JJ and me!

Posted by: FtworthMike at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (FTf+m)

40 I don't understand how it takes seven figures of cash to keep a webzine running...

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Apparently it's expensive to bribe Google to keep from getting eliminated from their algorithm.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (Rk2Ph)

41 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (arJlL)

42 40 I don't understand how it takes seven figures of cash to keep a webzine running...
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Apparently it's expensive to bribe Google to keep from getting eliminated from their algorithm.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (Rk2Ph)

That, and paying all the advertisers to provide content to fill up the screen with...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:52 AM (Ct55T)

43 How are Allred and Bloom still able to keep their con-job racket going?

Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (sm6Pk)

44 Flynn already pleaded guilty and is not attempting to withdraw his
guilty plea. Thus, the tapes are irrelevant, or at a minimum, not "helpful to the defense of an accused," the government is likely to
counter. The question is
whether Flynn was also carried away by the deluge

Is that a defense? Arguing the government outspent Flynn and scared the living daylights out of him with threats to his family seems like another day ending in "y". Doesn't Flynn have a decision to make: either he has to withdraw his guilty plea, and fight it out with the DOJ, or concede?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (NVYyb)

45 Meanwhile In L.A. there are two kids with Leprosy.

--

Make Leprosy great again! What better way to get us in the Middle Ages mindset with how we're going to be allowed to live our lives than with a resurrection of some nice, eradicated diseases. Leech therapy coming to a doctor near you? Blood-letting? Exciting, modern times these are.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (JoUsr)

46 Larry O'Connor runs a very good radio show in the DC area and has been extensively covering Montgomery County's total abdication of responsibility to normal actual citizens for the past week or so. It is horrifying, and ever scarier when all we know is what has seeped out from under the closed door of the county police and judicial systems in spite of directions from the county officials (who of course will never be held accountable).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (BiNEL)

47 That, and paying all the advertisers to provide content to fill up the screen with...
Posted by: Warai-otoko\

They should have put it up on big screens in every airport.

Posted by: Miklosian Captive Audience Marketing SA de CV at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (QzkSJ)

48 I'm glad to see NFL quarterback Drew Brees promotes Bring Your Bible to School Day. This annual event reinforces the fact that students have religious freedom too.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 09, 2019 07:54 AM (kjKrC)

49 45 Meanwhile In L.A. there are two kids with Leprosy.

--

Make Leprosy great again! What better way to get us in the Middle Ages mindset with how we're going to be allowed to live our lives than with a resurrection of some nice, eradicated diseases. Leech therapy coming to a doctor near you? Blood-letting? Exciting, modern times these are.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (JoUsr)

The University is the new Monastery.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:54 AM (Ct55T)

50 >>On the list of nominees this year is a book called Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman. Hear me now and believe me later - this is the book that will win?




It isn't for sale until tomorrow - so no amazon reviews. Is this like Oscars nominating movies that open in one theater the weekend of the year?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 07:54 AM (bDqIh)

51 Meanwhile In L.A. there are two kids with Leprosy.

Leprosy in L.A.
Alrighty!

Posted by: Nevergiveup



That's mighty impressive. Give those kids a hand.

No seriously. Give them a hand. They're going to need it.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 07:55 AM (wHJ0y)

52 45 Make Leprosy great again! What better way to get us in the Middle Ages mindset with how we're going to be allowed to live our lives than with a resurrection of some nice, eradicated diseases. Leech therapy coming to a doctor near you? Blood-letting? Exciting, modern times these are.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (JoUsr)

Wasn't there a report not to long enough that the BLACK FREAKING PLAGUE has made a comeback?

Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:55 AM (sm6Pk)

53 I bake pies and was in despair over Obama for 8 years. Why didn't anyone write a book about me so I could win a prize?

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (xkSLi)


Brandishing the shiv scared off the potential authors!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 07:55 AM (BiNEL)

54 long enough = long ago

Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:56 AM (sm6Pk)

55 >>Is that a defense? Arguing the government outspent Flynn and scared the living daylights out of him with threats to his family seems like another day ending in "y". Doesn't Flynn have a decision to make: either he has to withdraw his guilty plea, and fight it out with the DOJ, or concede?

That's not what Flynn and his team are arguing. They are arguing that exculpatory evidence was hidden by the prosecution from Flynn and the court.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (ZLI7S)

56 Exciting, modern times these are.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 07:53 AM (JoUsr)


But, on the bright side, leeches and blood-letting will be fully covered by BernieCare!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (BiNEL)

57 ke pies and was in despair over Obama for 8 years. Why didn't anyone write a book about me so I could win a prize?



Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2019 07:51 AM (xkSLi)''
it doesn't work that way. They are still selling Obama mementos and hagiographies in stores today. Some guy started an Obama store after he got elected at a local military base and kept it up for years. It was an inauguration store that just didn't end. I would not be surprised if they sell presidential rulers that end with Obama today.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (n13/j)

58 Wasn't there a report not to long enough that the BLACK FREAKING PLAGUE has made a comeback?
Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:55 AM (sm6Pk)

Yeah, but fortunately he couldn't serve more than two terms.

(i keed, i keed)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (Ct55T)

59
Make Leprosy great again!

It's Disease Diversity!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (7rVsF)

60 It isn't for sale until tomorrow - so no amazon reviews. Is this like Oscars nominating movies that open in one theater the weekend of the year?

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Which I find very telling. Books like this are usually available via Advance Reader versions to some Amazon reviewers ahead of the release date. The idea being to generate some interest. That this apparently wasn't tells me it's likely not all that good, the publisher realizes this, and didn't want a several 1-2 star reviews on release.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (Rk2Ph)

61 52
Wasn't there a report not to long enough that the BLACK FREAKING PLAGUE has made a comeback?
Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:55 AM (sm6Pk)


Perfectly timed for the surge in Anti-Semitism. Jooz were blamed for the black plague back then so, plus ca change, plus la meme chose.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 07:58 AM (zBaqJ)

62 "I bake pies and was in despair over Obama for 8 years. Why didn't anyone write a book about me so I could win a prize? "

Cook Books don't count?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 07:58 AM (cqNba)

63 You would need something on the level of the Great Awakening to turn Virginia red again. It is gone. The irony is that 70 percent of the state is red. It doesn't matter, it is simply a numbers game. Texas is seeing the same thing and scared as crap.

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It's incomprehensible to me to think the people living there, in that very beautiful state with all of its rich history, can't see the utter destruction that is taking place right before their eyes. Why do they pursue and actively vote for policies that are making them the illegal alien rape capital of the country, or infusing their good schools with violent, illegal alien gang members? I just can't understand it...at all.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 07:58 AM (JoUsr)

64 57 it doesn't work that way. They are still selling Obama mementos and hagiographies in stores today. Some guy started an Obama store after he got elected at a local military base and kept it up for years. It was an inauguration store that just didn't end. I would not be surprised if they sell presidential rulers that end with Obama today.
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (n13/j)

The King Barry worship was kind of creepy. For years, I'd see people about (yes, white people too) with sweatshirts with his name and/or face on it. And it wasn't campaign swag, either. And I don't ever remember seeing any of that in my area with Slick Willie.

Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:59 AM (sm6Pk)

65 Wait for Black Thursday to get your black plague.

Only idiots pay retail

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at September 09, 2019 08:00 AM (QzkSJ)

66 Happy birthday ft. worth mike !

Posted by: JT at September 09, 2019 08:00 AM (arJlL)

67 Leprosy (apologies to The Beatles)


To the tune of Yesterday

Leprosy.
That old rotten man just touched my knee.
Now my flesh is falling off of me.
Oh, I think I got leprosy.

Suddenly
I'm just half the man I used to be.
There are pieces coming off of me.
Yes, leprosy came suddenly.

Why'd my arm fall off?
I don't know, no one will say.
I know something's wrong,
'cause my leg just walked away (without me.)

Yesterday,
I could always lounge the time away.
Now my bed is in a slimy way,
Oh, leprosy's ruined my day.

Why did I get cursed
with this rot? I need to hide.
I'm sure I'm diseased
for my spleen fell out my side. (ooooohhhh.)

Leprosy
has become a big problem for me.
All my friends now run away from me.
Oh how I hate this leprosy.

Ewwwwwwww, this is gross.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 08:00 AM (Rk2Ph)

68 Carol Lynley, star from The Poseidon Adventure, dead at age 77 from heart attack.

Coincidentally, TCM last night showed her 1965 movie Bunny Lake is Missing.

She also played Gail Foster, girlfriend to intrepid reporter Karl Kolchak in the original 1972 TV movie The Night Stalker.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 08:02 AM (Ki5SV)

69 Father Damien to the white courtesy phone.

Use the tongs provided, please.

Posted by: Miklos, publicly announcing at September 09, 2019 08:02 AM (QzkSJ)

70 That's not what Flynn and his team are arguing. They are arguing that
exculpatory evidence was hidden by the prosecution from Flynn and the
court.
==========
Take it up with Margot Cleveland. I was quoting her.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:02 AM (NVYyb)

71
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 08:00 AM

brilliant

Posted by: AltonJackson
link in nick for the MiMoMe
at September 09, 2019 08:03 AM (ceIDk)

72 They are arguing that exculpatory evidence was hidden by the prosecution from Flynn and the court.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 07:57 AM (ZLI7S)


This is such an obvious travesty of "justice" it once would have been unbelievable to an average citizen of the USA.
Now I think the standards seem to be that a) the prosecution lied and withheld evidence but since it was based on a reasonable fear for the Nation, it's all good, and 2) Flynn has no standing to object to government actions because National Security reasons!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:03 AM (BiNEL)

73 This sounds like a charming read:

"Well, in Ducks, Newburyport, Ellmann kicks that door wide open." A 750-page novel told in a single-sentence (the inner thoughts of a middle-aged housewife from Ohio) -- the book simultaneously offers a brilliant portrait of domestic life, whilst also capturing a particular, Trump-era point in American history. . ."

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 08:03 AM (bDqIh)

74 Happy birthday, JJ! Again.

Lisa Bloom is a complete fraud and shyster...

Let me just say that this particular apple didn't fall far at all from its Gloria Allred tree.

*gives the finger to her mom* *and Lisa*

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 09, 2019 08:04 AM (Z4rgH)

75 " A 750-page novel told in a single-sentence


I thought that literary style was gone with the wind.

Posted by: Miklos, period. at September 09, 2019 08:04 AM (QzkSJ)

76 Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 07:59 AM (sm6Pk)

Wear Trump regalia and you might just get Antifa'd!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:05 AM (BiNEL)

77 Lisa Bloom is a complete fraud and shyster...

The Moanin' Lisa ?

Posted by: JT at September 09, 2019 08:05 AM (arJlL)

78 Are those people not in favor of making a deal with the Taliban then in favor of ramping up military activities in Afghanistan and, potentially, in Pakistan (who protect Taliban)?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:06 AM (NVYyb)

79 Happy Birthday JJ!
It seems like only yesterday that you were celebrating your last birthday!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:06 AM (BiNEL)

80 Father Damien to the white courtesy phone.

I read that as "The Whitey Courtesy Phone........

Posted by: JT at September 09, 2019 08:06 AM (arJlL)

81 The King Barry worship was kind of creepy. For years, I'd see people about (yes, white people too) with sweatshirts with his name and/or face on it. And it wasn't campaign swag, either. And I don't ever remember seeing any of that in my area with Slick Willie.

--

Kinda cool to wear your support for a president without fear of having bricks thrown at your head, or rabid, frothing people getting up in your face. Must be nice.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 08:06 AM (JoUsr)

82 >>Take it up with Margot Cleveland. I was quoting her.

I don't have to take it up with anyone. I can just read the court transcripts that were posted a week ago. Here' a brief version.

https://tinyurl.com/y4bykxkd

Incidentally, you should read the Rosenstein/McCabe article I posted at #23.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:06 AM (ZLI7S)

83 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at September 09, 2019 08:07 AM (arJlL)

84 Hiya Bluebell !

Posted by: JT at September 09, 2019 08:07 AM (arJlL)

85 Are those people not in favor of making a deal with the Taliban then in favor of ramping up military activities in Afghanistan and, potentially, in Pakistan (who protect Taliban)?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:06 AM (NVYyb)


"Whatever President Trump does, it will be wrong!"
Once you understand that, it all becomes clear!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:07 AM (BiNEL)

86 Bravo, Witchdoktor! Well done.

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (xkSLi)

87 MP4, I saw that TCM was showing Bunny Lake... last night too. I DVRd it and will watch it later, but in catching the tail end of it, I saw that she had just passed. I had no idea. Guess she wasn't a big enough star to garner a coveted sidebar headline!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (JoUsr)

88 77 Lisa Bloom is a complete fraud and shyster...


Thank you. I worked so hard to nave her come out right

couldn't be more proud

Posted by: Gloria at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (AQBtr)

89 Rainbow laces for soccer cleats, huh?
During registration on first day of (private) school, my son was given a lanyard for his ID and keys - school color (green) or rainbow? *eye roll*

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (bDqIh)

90 >>This is such an obvious travesty of "justice" it once would have been unbelievable to an average citizen of the USA.
Now I think the standards seem to be that a) the prosecution lied and withheld evidence but since it was based on a reasonable fear for the Nation, it's all good, and 2) Flynn has no standing to object to government actions because National Security reasons!

Hopefully, they picked the wrong judge to screw around with regarding Bardy material. Sullivan has a history of not tolerating prosecutorial misconduct.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (ZLI7S)

91 Hiya JT!

Posted by: bluebell at September 09, 2019 08:09 AM (xkSLi)

92 Sigh. Loudoun is starting to follow suit too.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at September 09, 2019 07:44 AM (Rk2Ph)


Prince William County is trying to get there as well.
Sad!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:09 AM (BiNEL)

93 Meanwhile, even after his dishonest hit piece caused monumental embarrassment to his employer, Bloomberg Lawreporter Ben Penn apparently still has his job.

I maintain Ben Penn looks exactly like the model the Obama campaing used to sell their soy boy onesie back in 2012. Exactly.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:10 AM (NVYyb)

94 Mark Levin made the point that many Republicans are being run out of politics. It is not worth it to them to be harassed at dinners and at their homes. And the beloved internet we love so well is used to demean them and ostracize them. I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:11 AM (n13/j)

95
Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the
president tweeting too much.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:12 AM (a6t4v)

96 Essay "Beating the War Drums" is dead-on. Republican party and "reasonable" posturers like Crenshaw are enabling the Left's stagecraft of stifling us and destroying us. The "pincer" movement that produces frustrated retaliation and further demonization is perfectly put.

And yes, the fix is in for Biden. All eyes on his VP, who will undoubtedly be as hard Left as they come in hopes that he croaks in office.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:13 AM (H8QX8)

97 90
Hopefully, they picked the wrong judge to screw around with regarding Bardy material. Sullivan has a history of not tolerating prosecutorial misconduct.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

*dreams wistfully of a SCOTUS that ends qualified immunity*

Le sigh...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:13 AM (iikV8)

98 "I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue. "

That's some funny shit, right there.

Posted by: Zombie Dr. Martin Luther King at September 09, 2019 08:13 AM (cqNba)

99 Morning JJ and the Horde!!

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:13 AM (9bf6u)

100 96
Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the
president tweeting too much.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:12 AM (a6t4v)

=========

Lord knows he can't do it on Trump being immoral.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:13 AM (iikV8)

101 "I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue."

I don't trust the "Feds".

Posted by: Case my heroes have always been cowboys at September 09, 2019 08:14 AM (K8FS4)

102 Well, after 5 weeks at the Country Cllub, the Senate is finally back in session. Time to confirm some Judges

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:14 AM (9bf6u)

103 Anybody here in North Carolina. Is their a Special election soon?

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:14 AM (9bf6u)

104 32 Looking forward to reading the new book about the Trayvon scam, although I doubt it will even dent the massive denial in which the true believers dwell. Still, it's important to have a historical record of the actual facts. One day, when future people are looking back and wondering how people of this time became so completely crazy, this book will prove useful.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 07:48 AM (k4dH2)

I heard one of the 39 dem running use the old Trayvon was getting MMs. The cash register shows he got skittles and a tropical flavored drink that is used to make drank, a codeine and high sugar mixture popular on the street.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (JFO2v)

105 I lived in Montgomery County from 2005 to 2013.

Most elected local officials are Jewish as are the top local government officials.

Look it up.



Disgrace.

Posted by: Wontsumit at September 09, 2019 08:12 AM (FHmKp)

not relevant imo. The problem is they are lefties. The left can't offer anything positive so they offer up whatever the angry mob wants to try to get to 51 percent. Montgomery used to be a tony county people would aspire to. Now they are just as crazy as some of the weirdest from CA and unfortunately, Texas.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (n13/j)

106 Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the
president tweeting too much.

Posted by: Soothsayer

I would vote for a Sanford for President.

But not Lamont, that big dummy.

Posted by: Miklos, having some ripple with Grady and Skillet at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (QzkSJ)

107 Sanford is Mentally ill

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (9bf6u)

108 guten horden morgen

Deplorable Knitter, who was the first kicked off ravelry, has a new knitting pattern for a Trump hat on etsy

https://www.etsy.com/listing/
720940070/trump-toque

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (+72t1)

109 "I would vote for a Sanford for President.

But not Lamont, that big dummy."

An often overlooked fact in old Sitcoms is the fact that George Jefferson was a Republican.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:17 AM (cqNba)

110 FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Include 38
Don't Include 1050

=========

So, it's in the canon, then!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:17 AM (iikV8)

111 China really is a great example of the future we all should be working towards. So many good ideas seem to start there. Hopefully their imperialism pays off for them.

Posted by: No at September 09, 2019 08:17 AM (ALbV5)

112 "Sanford is Mentally ill"

Remember back when a person born with a penis and believing that they were a woman was a sign of mental illness?

Good times.....good times.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:18 AM (cqNba)

113
My Theory on this taliban peace deal nonsense:

I think people at the Pentagon and/or State are trying to set
up the president for an embarrassing failure. Some jerkoffs are
obviously telling the president it's a great idea to make a peace deal with the taliban and he'll be able to brag about it on the campaign trail knowing the taliban will never honor any agreement.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:18 AM (a6t4v)

114 Re: "Homosexual Activists: Drew Brees Promoting The Bible".

Drew Brees is a brave dude doing an admirable thing, by taking on the anti-Christian left (ie, the sports commentariat). They'll try to destroy him over this.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (NVYyb)

115 63. Same with Illinois. Chicago is a cancer. The Suburbs have a become a enclave of stupid White Women, only caring about Abortion rights. the rest of the state is good people

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (9bf6u)

116 An often overlooked fact in old Sitcoms is the fact that George Jefferson was a Republican.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Please welcome the President and First Lady Weezy....

Posted by: Miklos, moving on up at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (QzkSJ)

117 Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the
president tweeting too much.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:12 AM (a6t4v)


That imbecile Ramnesh Ponnuru had an op-ed in our local rag yesterday arguing that the GOP needs Sanford because Trump is too crude.

Really. That was the bastard's entire argument, surrounded by a lot of caveats and blather though it was. Trump is too crude to be president.

I'm ashamed I ever subscribed to NR.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (Ki5SV)

118 Hey everybody.

'No' is here.

Let's all say hello to 'No'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (cqNba)

119


Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the

president tweeting too much.


Says the guy who disappeared to meet with his foreign piece-of-tail.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2019 08:20 AM (oVJmc)

120 Sports Writers and radio hosts are mostly left wingers, due to their unions.

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:20 AM (9bf6u)

121 Posted by: Wontsumit at September 09, 2019 08:12 AM (FHmKp)

Care to explain your comment?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 08:20 AM (wYseH)

122
Isn't Ponnuru a leftist?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:20 AM (a6t4v)

123 FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Include 38
Don't Include 1050

=========

So, it's in the canon, then!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:17 AM (iikV


I took that survey. I think you can guess the movies I included.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 08:21 AM (Ki5SV)

124 Imagine 'No' and Mary Cloggenstein on a first date....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:21 AM (cqNba)

125 96
Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the
president tweeting too much.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:12 AM (a6t4v)

and long reviews of camp sites on the appalachian trail

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 09, 2019 08:21 AM (JFO2v)

126 I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:11 AM (n13/j)


I am sorry to inform you that Republicans and Conservatives have no standing to pursue Civil Rights Issues

Posted by: SCCJ John "It's a Tax!" Robberts at September 09, 2019 08:21 AM (BiNEL)

127 124
I took that survey. I think you can guess the movies I included.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 08:21 AM (Ki5SV)

==========

It was full of unsurprises. Except Taxi Driver. I expected that to make it, but it didn't.

Interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:22 AM (iikV8)

128 Drew Brees is over 40 and millionaire many times over. He could tell the NFL to shove it tomorrow.

Good for him

Posted by: Jonah at September 09, 2019 08:23 AM (9bf6u)

129 Let's all say hello to 'No'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (cqNba)



NO!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:23 AM (BiNEL)

130 Paste is gluten free, right?

Posted by: Joey B at breakfast at September 09, 2019 08:23 AM (QzkSJ)

131 @realDonaldTrump

When the former Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, @MarkSanford, was reported missing, only to then say he was away hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then was found in Argentina with his Flaming Dancer friend, it sounded like his political career was over. It was,....

...but then he ran for Congress and won, only to lose his re-elect after I Tweeted my endorsement, on Election Day, for his opponent. But now take heart, he is back, and running for President of the United States. The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 08:24 AM (cF8AT)

132 The Jon Stewart story is a perfect example of why you should stop watching TV news entirely.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2019 08:25 AM (oVJmc)

133 JP Morgan has an index to see how Trump's tweets impact the markets.

It's called the 'Covfefe Index'.

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 08:25 AM (cF8AT)

134 "Paste is gluten free, right?"


If the horse is on a gluten free diet, yes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:25 AM (cqNba)

135
Remember, the whole point to these fake Republicans pretending to run for president is to give Fake News an excuse to hold Republican Debates (in which they speak poorly of the president AND endorse the Democrats) and for state-GOP-shits to put other R's on the ballots.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:26 AM (a6t4v)

136 You bake pies, bluebell?

How you doing?

Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2019 08:26 AM (dT9VH)

137 I'm not opposed to a peace deal with the Taliban. Short of nuking Afghanistan, like JJ said (which will never happen), we can't defeat them. But I am opposed to the President, the head of state, meeting with the goatfuckers face to face. That's beneath his office, not to mention how tone deaf it was to want to bring them to America on the week of 9/11.

Posted by: josephistan at September 09, 2019 08:26 AM (7HtZB)

138 It's called the 'Covfefe Index'.

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 08:25 AM (cF8AT)

Close...it's called "The Volfefe Index."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 08:27 AM (wYseH)

139 Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:18 AM (a6t4v)

I have no doubt the President is in a Deep State echo chamber filled with entrenched people that would take this country down to maintain their unaccountable positions of power, even if it was only for the short term.
I am daily amazed that he has done as much as he has, and still keeps on striving.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:27 AM (BiNEL)

140 196
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (n13/j)


You're talking to a StormFronter who is trying to be clever by 1/1064th.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:28 AM (zBaqJ)

141 Chappelle's Rotten Tomatoes score is still at 99%, with over 30000 comments from viewers. Only 13 critics have even reviewed the show, none of whome are MSM, and the only three who didn't totally pan the show seemed to be lukewarm at best, especially about the transgender jokes.


Who knew, but there seems to be a cultural divide! Some people think certain subjects should not be the subject of jokes.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:28 AM (NVYyb)

142 94 Mark Levin made the point that many Republicans are being run out of politics. It is not worth it to them to be harassed at dinners and at their homes. And the beloved internet we love so well is used to demean them and ostracize them. I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue.
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:11 AM (n13/j)

Can you hear the SPLC and the ACLU laughing at you right now?

Posted by: Allie at September 09, 2019 08:28 AM (sm6Pk)

143 josephistan

Maybe Trump was planning on nuking Kabul while they were here.

Nukes first, talks after.

Posted by: Geostrategic Miklos at September 09, 2019 08:28 AM (QzkSJ)

144
If Fake News holds sham Republican Debates with those
fraud candidates, they will be nothing more than Informercials
for the Democrat candidates.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:29 AM (a6t4v)

145 Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:26 AM (a6t4v)

Are you an RNC insider?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:29 AM (BiNEL)

146 196

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (n13/j)





You're talking to a StormFronter who is trying to be clever by 1/1064th.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:28 AM (zBaqJ)

Then F'em. I thought i called him out pretty good but probably should have gone harder. I wish people would drop this shite. I get the net is wide open, that is my least favorite part.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:30 AM (n13/j)

147 Close...it's called "The Volfefe Index."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 08:27 AM (wYseH)

What...evah

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 08:30 AM (cF8AT)

148 Why, it's almost as if student safety wasn't their goal...



https://bit.ly/2m1TAFb

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:30 AM (cqNba)

149 Mark Levin made the point that many Republicans are being run out of politics. It is not worth it to them to be harassed at dinners and at their homes. And the beloved internet we love so well is used to demean them and ostracize them. I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue.
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:11 AM
*****************
This is really disheartening. All I can say is that we need to pray that things turn.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 08:31 AM (wiXsO)

150 George Jefferson owned a chain of dry cleaning stores.

Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2019 08:31 AM (dT9VH)

151 I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue.
Posted by: Quint

If by that you mean Federal ammo.....

Posted by: Miklos, all options on the table at September 09, 2019 08:32 AM (QzkSJ)

152
>>>Are you an RNC insider?

Nah, but I can read people's minds and see into the future.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:32 AM (a6t4v)

153 Morning, y'all!

Fine AM and such, so more coffeve, plz!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:33 AM (6qErC)

154 Don't cut and paste the trolls.

This is not rocket surgery, folks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 08:33 AM (wYseH)

155 My dogs don't seem to care, because they would prefer to sleep away the morning, but we've had a couple of mice find a way into the house. It's that time of year. I've trapped three and now I'm after the rest. Then I have to figure out where in the foundation the little bastards are getting in.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 09, 2019 08:33 AM (NVYyb)

156
>>>> 196

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:15 AM (n13/j)





You're talking to a StormFronter who is trying to be clever by 1/1064th.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:28 AM (zBaqJ)



196??
You see into the future, too?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 09, 2019 08:34 AM (a6t4v)

157 147 Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:30 AM (n13/j)

This goes for everyone really. Please do NOT cut and past quotes that are racist or promote violence.

We have enough trouble ban-hammering the miscreants and keeping the site clean as it is.

Thanks!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:34 AM (zBaqJ)

158 skittles and a tropical flavored drink that is used to make drank, a codeine and high sugar mixture popular on the street."

It's how you drink cough syrup with a straight face...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:34 AM (6qErC)

159 "My dogs don't seem to care, because they would prefer to sleep away the morning, but we've had a couple of mice find a way into the house."


You're doing it wrong..

Posted by: The Cats at September 09, 2019 08:34 AM (cqNba)

160 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:30 AM (cqNba)

At least the Establishment has established priorities, too bad they don't include "us" in their priority set.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:34 AM (BiNEL)

161 I've seen the future, I can't afford it...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Nonservapunk at September 09, 2019 08:35 AM (D5yyd)

162 That imbecile Ramnesh Ponnuru had an op-ed in our local rag yesterday arguing that the GOP needs Sanford because Trump is too crude.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 08:19 AM (Ki5SV)

Translation for "crude" : effective at stripping masks off Left and humiliating generations of effete, ersatz Republicans for their cowardly appeasement.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:35 AM (H8QX8)

163 We have enough trouble ban-hammering the miscreants and keeping the site clean as it is.



Other than The Barrel.

Posted by: Miklos, exception that makes the rule at September 09, 2019 08:35 AM (QzkSJ)

164 Morning all!

Thanks, once more, for all the news J.J. - as depressing as it is.

It is getting so I don't want to get up on a Monday anymore.. if I didn't have so much work backed up at the office, I would crawl back in bed.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 09, 2019 08:36 AM (438dO)

165 108 Sanford is Mentally ill
_____________

He does seem to be quite weird, at minimum.

He publicly trashed his own rep and betrayed his wife and 4 sons by running off to Argentina for nookie with his mistress, a woman he claimed to be deeply in love with and unable to live without. Then after his wife boots him and he's free to marry the mistress, he gets cold feet and writes a long, rambling missive on FB that essentially says, "hey, not so fast, why rush into something?"

He and his ex-wife, who remarried an investment banker last year, have fought bitterly over custody issues, even involving the cops on at least one occasion. Around the time of the FB missive, Sanford's SA mistress made a public show of dumping him, then apparently started showing up at some public events with him after that.

The whole situation is odd, even for this cast of characters. Sanford seems to be having a decade-long mid-life crisis, or maybe he's just a jerk and always has been. Either way, who cares? He's a loser who is going nowhere, and nobody really cares what he has to say.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 09, 2019 08:37 AM (k4dH2)

166 It is getting so I don't want to get up on a Monday anymore.. if I didn't have so much work backed up at the office, I would crawl back in bed.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 09, 2019 08:36 AM (438dO)


The only reason I get up at all is that I simply cannot betray Conor Dog!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at September 09, 2019 08:37 AM (BiNEL)

167 I've trapped three "

Good. Next time, try trapping the mice...

/badump dumpf...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:37 AM (6qErC)

168 sorry JJ. i cut and paste as a habit because of a misunderstanding a long time ago., I meant to call this guy out and saw no one else did yet. But I got your message, don't feed the trolls. I just wanted to call out the racism.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:38 AM (n13/j)

169 . if I didn't have so much work backed up at the office, I would crawl back in bed.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

But today is National Take a Bottle to Work Day!

Posted by: Miklos, the early bird gets the mezcal worm at September 09, 2019 08:38 AM (QzkSJ)

170 You know it's bad when an individual gets killed with a machete in Baltimore County, six of seven arrested are illegal aliens belonging to MS-13, the police report that the killing is part of a war between MS-13 and the 18th Street Gang...

And the community snoozes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:38 AM (cqNba)

171 Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:38 AM (n13/j)


No prob.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:38 AM (zBaqJ)

172 Sanford is Mentally ill"

Indeed. Wonder how that ties in with wanting to be in politics long term?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:38 AM (6qErC)

173 Hopefully, they picked the wrong judge to screw around with regarding Bardy material. Sullivan has a history of not tolerating prosecutorial misconduct.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:08 AM (ZLI7S)

From what I've read, he's big on calling for the Brady material...does it on most of his cases. And he doesn't take kindly to those who ignore that.

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 08:39 AM (cF8AT)

174 I'd like to see someone do a video comparison of questions Trump has been asked and Obama was asked. For that matter, a collection of ALL the adversarial or follow-up questions Obama was EVER asked.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:39 AM (H8QX8)

175 And the community snoozes."

Forget it hon, it's Bawl-te-more.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:39 AM (6qErC)

176 "Indeed. Wonder how that ties in with wanting to be in politics long term?"


You asked that with a straight face?



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:40 AM (cqNba)

177 Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the
president tweeting too much.

--

I caught a minute of our local news last night (I'm in SC). They were doing a story on Sanford's attempt at trying to primary Trump. Even the newscaster said something to the effect of he's not being well-received in doing this...even here in his own state.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 08:40 AM (JoUsr)

178 For that matter, a collection of ALL the adversarial or follow-up questions Obama was EVER asked"

"Why DID you like that most recent flight to Hawaii over the previous one?"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:40 AM (6qErC)

179 Happy Monday said no one ever. Just reading the summary of each of JJ's links cranks my BP...

Posted by: zeera Moron Author Working on Book TWO at September 09, 2019 08:41 AM (T9rmq)

180 Yeah. Mark Sanford lacks the one quality that Jane Austen really stressed: constancy.

Posted by: JAS at September 09, 2019 08:41 AM (dT9VH)

181 Oh look folks


Kurt is here too.

Say buh bye to Kurt.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:41 AM (cqNba)

182 You asked that with a straight face?"

*sigh*

You're asking me?

heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:41 AM (6qErC)

183 not to mention how tone deaf it was to want to bring them to America on the week of 9/11. Posted by: josephistan

It's not the week that's the problem. It's the two decades of weeks.

You Know You've Been At War Too Long....when your former detainees are now in Congress.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at September 09, 2019 08:42 AM (Ndje9)

184 >>That imbecile Ramnesh Ponnuru had an op-ed in our local rag yesterday arguing that the GOP needs Sanford because Trump is too crude.


AT what point will they realize that is not a valid reason, considering what the opposition party wants?

Oh yes, I will vote for the [Dem to be named later], who wants to flood my country with foreigners, destroy my religion, destroy the fracking industry, force me to go vegan, implement so many "free stuff" programs there will be no money left for any legitimate government responsibilities, etc. because . . . he's sometimes says cringey, mean stuff on twitter, but otherwise governs mostly conservatively.

Yeah, that makes perfect sense, Ramesh! Maybe you could draft "What's the matter with Kansas: Part II, Those crazy Evangelicals!" to really drive home your point?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 08:42 AM (bDqIh)

185 You asked that with a straight face?"


"Keep that up and your face will freeze that way!"

Posted by: Buster Keaton's mom at September 09, 2019 08:42 AM (QzkSJ)

186 Greetings fappers and fappees.

Today's fresh hell is brought to you courtesy of Goolag, who wants to impose a Progressive Social Credit Score here for the purpose of choking the economy because "virtue."

This whole idea is nothing but a Marxist/Communist bullshit display of their power. It needs to be nipped in the bud here before it ever has a chance to take hold. It's like sharia law, which I do not recognize, being forced on me. Homey don't play that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 08:42 AM (HaL55)

187 >>From what I've read, he's big on calling for the Brady material...does it on most of his cases. And he doesn't take kindly to those who ignore that.

Yep. And let's not forget who was the original judge assigned to the Flynn case, Rudolph Contreras. Contreras "was removed" almost immediately after the plea.

Sullivan was assigned after Flynn pleaded guilty and he still hasn't sentenced him almost 2 years later.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:43 AM (ZLI7S)

188 178 I caught a minute of our local news last night (I'm in SC). They were doing a story on Sanford's attempt at trying to primary Trump. Even the newscaster said something to the effect of he's not being well-received in doing this...even here in his own state.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 08:40 AM (JoUsr)

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It was the miracle of the 16 person primary that allowed him to get his seat back in SC-1. After that, Republicans didn't want to fight a primary against an established politician who was a former governor until Katie Arrington knocked him off with one blow.

What did Sanford do then? He refused to endorse or campaign for Arrington, helping Republicans lose SC-1 for the first time in a very long time.

After his embarrassment, he nudged his way back into politics through name recognition, made no friends in the process, and then was a petulant child when he got defeated. He has no future in South Carolina politics at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:43 AM (iikV8)

189 187 Yep. And let's not forget who was the original judge assigned to the Flynn case, Rudolph Contreras. Contreras "was removed" almost immediately after the plea.

Sullivan was assigned after Flynn pleaded guilty and he still hasn't sentenced him almost 2 years later.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:43 AM (ZLI7S)

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And those delays were mostly at Flynn's request, right?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:44 AM (iikV8)

190 if I didn't have so much work backed up at the office, I would crawl back in bed.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

But today is National Take a Bottle to Work Day!
Posted by: Miklos
......

I'll tell ya.. that might have helped a few days last week!

We were short staffed and I was pulling double duty filling in for tech support.. it was hell week..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 09, 2019 08:44 AM (438dO)

191 176 Posted by: Kurt at September 09, 2019 08:40 AM (OwBCc)

Oh, look. Fuck-face has joined us and once again vomiting up lies.

I am not on social security, brains as I am not yet ol enough to collect it. Plus it may be tits up by the time I am eligible.

And you don't live in Brooklyn.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:44 AM (zBaqJ)

192 He has no future in South Carolina politics at all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:43 AM (iikV

Just another pathologically demented ego.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:44 AM (H8QX8)

193 knocked him off with one blow."

Hmm.

Is that what got him into Argentina in the first place?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:45 AM (6qErC)

194 good morning brave horde

John Adams, Noah Webster, Thomas Jefferson, and others all used the term "representative democracy" back in the day. That American thinker article claims those founders were scholars and said we were not a "democracy". That is just a careful parsing of certain statements, ignoring other statements. We should not accept the left's framing, but we should not ignore the founder's own words.


The distinction from a "direct democracy" is important, but the distinction of democracy from other forms is also important. This is from Volokh. Lots more at the link.


"Likewise, James Wilson, one of the main drafters of the Constitution and one of the first Supreme Court justices, defended the Constitution in 1787 by speaking of the three forms of government being the "monarchical, aristocratical, and democratical," and said that in a democracy the sovereign power is "inherent in the people, and is either exercised by themselves or by their representatives."

https://tinyurl.com/y3ntltl7

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2019 08:46 AM (Cus5s)

195
Sanford's campaign is centered on complaining about the president tweeting too much


Well, seeing as how Sanford spends all his time on the Appalachian Trail, where service is terrible, he handicapped himself, didn't he?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 08:46 AM (pNxlR)

196 >>And those delays were mostly at Flynn's request, right?

Yep. It all started to fall apart when Flynn said he would refuse to lie against his former business partner.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:46 AM (ZLI7S)

197 Mark Levin made the point that many Republicans are being run out of politics. It is not worth it to them to be harassed at dinners and at their homes. And the beloved internet we love so well is used to demean them and ostracize them. I could see a day where the Feds might have to start defending Republicans on a Civil Rights issue.
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 08:11 AM
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This is really disheartening. All I can say is that we need to pray that things turn.

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Disheartening, yes. Depressing, yes. And we've seen it coming for a long time. Republicans/conservatives are being squeezed out. At least, the attempt is there and it is strong and gaining force. The R blockheads on Capital Hill haven't made any effort to stop the blatant discrimination. They prefer to tuck tail and run, literally, by leaving office, when what should happen is to man up and deal with this.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 09, 2019 08:46 AM (JoUsr)

198
And now I have to go to an actual office to actually work. Unlike Kurt who gets spit roasted by syphilitic bikers under the West Side Highway.

Later!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 09, 2019 08:46 AM (zBaqJ)

199 Something tells me that for some reason that Trayvon documentary isn't going to air on Paramount Network like the other one did.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 09, 2019 08:47 AM (LDwMp)

200 Next time I'm in a fox hole fighting for my life I want to do a quick survey to see if anyone else in the foxhole is "crude."


You know what's important in the fight? Yes, it's "Miss Manners" because that's what matters, obsequiousness, dulcet tones and soup spoons. Of course the other side is busy destroying western civilization with masked gangs, third world criminals, soviet propaganda and Cloward and Piven, but damn, how I yearn for someone with a properly folded pocket square.

Posted by: dagny at September 09, 2019 08:48 AM (nRWPy)

201 happy Monday horde.

3 hour meeting to start the week off begins in 5 minutes.

just shoot me now...

Posted by: SturmToddler at September 09, 2019 08:48 AM (8D42x)

202 199 Something tells me that for some reason that Trayvon documentary isn't going to air on Paramount Network like the other one did.
Posted by: Buzzion at September 09, 2019 08:47 AM (LDwMp)

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Paramount +, which will require a $39.99 per month subscription fee! jk

Streaming is the future!

(I hate streaming)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:49 AM (iikV8)

203 " Unlike Kurt who gets spit roasted by syphilitic bikers under the West Side Highway"

J.J.

Folk should be able to do what they enjoy doing.

Don't judge a person for their chosen lifestyle.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 08:49 AM (cqNba)

204 3 hour meeting to start the week off begins in 5 minutes."

Darn. Keep up the coffee supply, and try to seem interested in the opening and closing 5 minutes...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:50 AM (6qErC)

205
Mrs. K tuned in the Reiner / Sorkin abomination "The American President" last night. What is it about Sorkin's writing that you want to see each and every one of his characters punched in the face, vigorously and often?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 08:50 AM (pNxlR)

206 @TomArnold

Responding to Kirstie Allie.

If it makes you feel any better we won't work with gay republicans either.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 09, 2019 08:51 AM (wiXsO)

207 Yep. And let's not forget who was the original judge assigned to the Flynn case, Rudolph Contreras. Contreras "was removed" almost immediately after the plea.

Sullivan was assigned after Flynn pleaded guilty and he still hasn't sentenced him almost 2 years later.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 08:43 AM (ZLI7S)

I know I read somewhere the reason they're keeping the 'guilty' plea right now but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. It was legalese for something.

Posted by: Tami at September 09, 2019 08:52 AM (cF8AT)

208
Something tells me that for some reason that Trayvon documentary isn't going to air on Paramount Network like the other one did.


Entitled "I Go Flying So High When I'm Stoned", of course.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 08:52 AM (pNxlR)

209 205
Mrs. K tuned in the Reiner / Sorkin abomination "The American President" last night. What is it about Sorkin's writing that you want to see each and every one of his characters punched in the face, vigorously and often?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 08:50 AM (pNxlR)

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I've never seen The American President (or The West Wing), but I have seen Moneyball and The Social Network.

There's something about characters who are smart who talk clippy and fast that I kind of find appealing.

Of course, both Moneyball and The Social Network were made by great filmmakers (Bennet Miller and David Fincher), so that might have had something to do with it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:52 AM (iikV8)

210 This is really disheartening. All I can say is that we need to pray that things turn.


In the interim, Republicans need to be aggressive in fighting back. If the protesters are breaking the law, then arrest them and throw the book at them. Do Not Tolerate their bullshit tactics.


Plus, if those cowardly Pubbies do leave office, what makes them think the Prog activist crowd will leave them alone? If you give in to a bully, you'll continue to be bullied. When you stand up to the bully and even bloody his nose, he'll leave you alone. If not, then well, he started it...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 08:53 AM (HaL55)

211 >>What is it about Sorkin's writing that you want to see each and every one of his characters punched in the face, vigorously and often?

They're always monologuing as if they are saying the most profound thing, making a hangnail into a metaphor for whether the Constitution really meant to protect the speech of those icky religious Republican who would allegedly sell out our precious resources to please wealthy donors and lobbyists blah, bah, blah.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 08:54 AM (bDqIh)

212 Greta's very corporate children's crusade
Behind the schoolgirl climate warrior lies a shadowy cabal of lobbyists, investors and energy companies seeking to profit from a green bonanza

Yes, it's a Green New Deal (the kind Rev Ike) would love) .. It's all about the Benjamins

Posted by: SMOD at September 09, 2019 08:54 AM (3aI0K)

213 "Money is not the root of all evil .. Lack of money is the root of all evil" - Rev Ike

Posted by: SMOD at September 09, 2019 08:56 AM (3aI0K)

214 Two words for Prog restaurant protestors: pepper spray.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 08:56 AM (HaL55)

215 What is it about Sorkin's writing that you want to see each and every one of his characters punched in the face, vigorously and often?"

"Walk and talk"... and do not a damn thing.

It's infuriating for about 20 seconds, then swerves into boring as all get out. Then magically turns off...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:56 AM (6qErC)

216 212 Greta's very corporate children's crusade
Behind the schoolgirl climate warrior lies a shadowy cabal of lobbyists, investors and energy companies seeking to profit from a green bonanza

Yes, it's a Green New Deal (the kind Rev Ike) would love) .. It's all about the Benjamins
Posted by: SMOD at September 09, 2019 08:54 AM (3aI0K)

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"Corporations are tools of conservative devils, except these ones that want to use a mentally challenged young girl in a crusade to increase their own profits...I mean...fight climate change."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:57 AM (iikV8)

217 NFL: was over to see Mom and she had Colts/Chargers game on.

The game was unbelievably boring.

Might as well rename the NFL the VFL (vanilla football league)

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at September 09, 2019 08:57 AM (WEBkv)

218
Greta's very corporate children's crusade


Oh, yes, by all means let's allow a Swedish troll with dead, dolls eyes lecture us on how to live. Her thinking and moral standing are on par with the homunculus that she is.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 08:59 AM (pNxlR)

219
It's infuriating for about 20 seconds, then swerves into boring as all get out. Then magically turns off...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 08:56 AM (6qErC)


I went to bed.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 09:00 AM (pNxlR)

220 FWIW, there's another "unexpectedly" in Econ newz - Chinese exports continue to decline, after a temporary "bubble" prior to expected tariffs (which leads to the other Q - why does our newz seem so surprised?)

The Chinese trade "surplus" is now down to surprisingly low levels. It's as if they couldn't take a punch at all, and were propped up by our own actions/inactions.

Go figure.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 09:00 AM (6qErC)

221 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 09, 2019 08:50 AM (pNxlR)

My guess is that it is based on the Northeastern liberal conceit that glibness is equatable to intelligence.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 09:01 AM (wYseH)

222 220 FWIW, there's another "unexpectedly" in Econ newz - Chinese exports continue to decline, after a temporary "bubble" prior to expected tariffs (which leads to the other Q - why does our newz seem so surprised?)

The Chinese trade "surplus" is now down to surprisingly low levels. It's as if they couldn't take a punch at all, and were propped up by our own actions/inactions.

Go figure.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 09:00 AM (6qErC)

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"Heresy!"
-Economists in universities that TOTALLY don't have Confucius Institutes

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:01 AM (iikV8)

223 Greta's very corporate children's crusade"

Where did Greta Thunderbunny go? Seriously - her image was unavoidable for about 10 days or so, then *poof* - gone.

That would make a good story. If there were such a thing as "journalists" or "reporters"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 09:03 AM (6qErC)

224 >>I know I read somewhere the reason they're keeping the 'guilty' plea right now but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. It was legalese for something.

I'm not positive but it seems that pulling back the guilty plea would make it more difficult to prove prosecutorial misconduct. It seems they are trying to bring this to a head as soon as possible instead of prolonging it by coming in with a new plea.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 09:03 AM (ZLI7S)

225 My pet theory is that Sztrok/Page will be the narrative witnesses to connect dots and prove motive against the Cabal for depriving Flynn's rights under color of law.

Let us pray

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 09, 2019 09:05 AM (1UZdv)

226 You would need something on the level of the Great Awakening to turn Virginia red again. It is gone. The irony is that 70 percent of the state is red. It doesn't matter, it is simply a numbers game. Texas is seeing the same thing and scared as crap.
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 07:48 AM (n13/j)



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Michigan is also in a similar way. Most of the state is conservative, but the larger cities like Flint and Detroit are so corrupt and liberal, it's almost a losing battle.

Posted by: Chillin the most at September 09, 2019 09:05 AM (lonOK)

227 "Greta Thunderbunny"

**Snerk**

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 09, 2019 09:05 AM (dfRN6)

228 http://bit.ly/2PZ4pq4
*******
Mark Halperin 'Threatened' MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin for Nixing His Comeback

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at September 09, 2019 09:06 AM (BqBId)

229 NC special election is tomorrow. Early voting has been going on for 2 weeks.

Which might come in handy since parts are still flooded around here and it is raining again. Right now the road to my polling place is still only one lane with trapped sea water on both sides of the road.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at September 09, 2019 09:07 AM (B06Zw)

230 229 NC special election is tomorrow. Early voting has been going on for 2 weeks.

Which might come in handy since parts are still flooded around here and it is raining again. Right now the road to my polling place is still only one lane with trapped sea water on both sides of the road.
Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at September 09, 2019 09:07 AM (B06Zw)

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"We will extend the voting deadline until we get the right result every vote gets cast."
-NC governor

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:08 AM (iikV8)

231 OK, time for some tea. Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' PracticallyPerfect Piercing at September 09, 2019 09:12 AM (Ki5SV)

232 There's something about characters who are smart who talk clippy and fast that I kind of find appealing.

Of course, both Moneyball and The Social Network were made by great filmmakers (Bennet Miller and David Fincher), so that might have had something to do with it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:52 AM (iikV


And after watching the Sorkin Supercuts where they show that he uses the same phrases over and over again in his movies you'll never think they're "smart" again.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 09, 2019 09:12 AM (LDwMp)

233 Brian Stelter has truly lost it. Embarrassing.

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/

1170805588906758144

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 09:14 AM (bDqIh)

234 228 http://bit.ly/2PZ4pq4
*******
Mark Halperin 'Threatened' MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin for Nixing His Comeback
Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at September 09, 2019 09:06 AM (BqBId)

I love seeing leftists at each other's throats. In the bigger sense, it shows the absolute desperation of people who are part of this pundit class in D. C. to stay at the center of attention; they can't handle being told to shut up and go away, no one wants to see your face again. That may be the biggest thing behind the Nevertrumpers "outrage" as well - they're no longer relevant or wanted, and they hate it more than they hate life itself.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 09:14 AM (V2Yro)

235 The Democrats have their own violent, armed wing.

Years from now, Antifa will be remembered as a right-wing Republican organization.

Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2019 09:16 AM (BFizn)

236 234
I love seeing leftists at each other's throats. In the bigger sense, it shows the absolute desperation of people who are part of this pundit class in D. C. to stay at the center of attention; they can't handle being told to shut up and go away, no one wants to see your face again. That may be the biggest thing behind the Nevertrumpers "outrage" as well - they're no longer relevant or wanted, and they hate it more than they hate life itself.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 09:14 AM (V2Yro)

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Well, the Never Trumpers could have found a way to intellectually defend Trump against an emotionally driven opposition that borders and often crosses fully into insanity.

They could have done that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:16 AM (iikV8)

237 The Social Credit system seems like an insidious backdoor to everything from gun control to instituting climate change policies.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 09, 2019 09:16 AM (O7MnT)

238 235 The Democrats have their own violent, armed wing.

Years from now, Antifa will be remembered as a right-wing Republican organization.
Posted by: t-bird at September 09, 2019 09:16 AM (BFizn)

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When exit polls show that Democrats lost at least in part because of a perception that Antifa was the future under Democrat control, we'll see that turn happen.

14 months.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:17 AM (iikV8)

239 'They could have done that."

That's not who we are

Posted by: United Brotherhood of NeverTrumpers, Local 133 at September 09, 2019 09:18 AM (cqNba)

240 've never seen The American President (or The West Wing), but I have seen Moneyball and The Social Network.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 08:52 AM (iikV

The West Wing was a liberal dream. The biggest dream was that they were all intellectuals and historians. There were a few episodes when they tried to make Republicans look like people. But mainly is was fantasy land.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 09:18 AM (n13/j)

241 So the stuff the Israelis took from Iran while Bhussein was negotiating the 100 billion giveaway has uranium contamination. Under inspection the warehouse it was found in has uranium.

The entire time Barky was cutting the deal he most likely knew that they were cheating.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 09, 2019 09:18 AM (JFO2v)

242 In that Gorka link at American Greatness, the antifa slug with the shotgun very clearly has his finger on the trigger.

In what universe is the way he's carrying that not brandishing at a minimum?

Posted by: SMOD at September 09, 2019 09:19 AM (yL25O)

243 "The entire time Barky was cutting the deal he most likely knew that they were cheating."

You mis-spelled 'certainly'

Posted by: United Brotherhood of NeverTrumpers, Local 133 at September 09, 2019 09:19 AM (cqNba)

244 The sock...it clings!!!!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 09:20 AM (cqNba)

245 232 There's something about characters who are smart who talk clippy and fast that I kind of find appealing."

Dashiell Hammett was the master of this kind of dialogue - the first two "Thin Man" movies are prime examples, as well as the Maltese Falcon and the Glass Key. All of those are scripts where the dialogue just shines.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 09:20 AM (V2Yro)

246 240
The West Wing was a liberal dream. The biggest dream was that they were all intellectuals and historians. There were a few episodes when they tried to make Republicans look like people. But mainly is was fantasy land.
Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 09:18 AM (n13/j)

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I remember Rush talking about it once, probably about the time that it ended, and he was describing it as the manifestation of Liberals' preferred vision of the White House coming to life (you, know, a fantasy, like you said). It was supposedly in partial response to the fact that Bill Clinton brought the presidency into the gutter, and The West Wing was what the Clinton presidency should have been if he were a moral guy.

Reminds me of The Contender:

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/370677.php

A movie I loathed so completely I wrote a post about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:21 AM (iikV8)

247 "need something on the level of the Great Awakening to turn Virginia red
again. It is gone. The irony is that 70 percent of the state is red. It
doesn't matter, it is simply a numbers game. Texas is seeing the same
thing and scared as crap."posted by: Quint

To start, we have to break the left's insane dependence on on IdentityPolitics and HATE for whitey. And their "Commies will give you Nirvana" must be shown to really be "Detroit is the Commie Lie in real life".


If the HateFever can be broken, perhaps we could move toward sanity, instead of over the edge. But reality is that will require winning more "minority" vote, and Trump has done that with jobs and other forms of reaching out. imo Trump is why the left has gone so insane ... they took their "minority lock" for granted.


"The Great Awakening" starts when the bubble of hate is popped, and minorities realize they were just tools, helping the Sharptons of the con game buy more gold chains for themselves.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2019 09:22 AM (Cus5s)

248 237 The Social Credit system seems like an insidious backdoor to everything from gun control to instituting climate change policies.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at September 09, 2019 09:16 AM (O7MnT)

It's the Mark of the Beast come to life.

This needs to be strangled in its infancy. We need to revise our foreign policy goals. The ultimate goal must now be the end of the Chinese Communist Party, and the abolition of the system it has built.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at September 09, 2019 09:22 AM (J+mig)

249 >>"The entire time Barky was cutting the deal he most likely knew that they were cheating."


He was on their side.
I recall some European leader remark that when Kerry was lobbying them to sign on - that Kerry/US was negotiating on behalf of Iran.

No words to describe how reprehensible that was.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 09:23 AM (bDqIh)

250 Stocks are set to open at an all time high today.

But MUHRECESSION YO!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 09:25 AM (FiUMj)

251 249 >>"The entire time Barky was cutting the deal he most likely knew that they were cheating."


He was on their side.
I recall some European leader remark that when Kerry was lobbying them to sign on - that Kerry/US was negotiating on behalf of Iran.

No words to describe how reprehensible that was.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 09:23 AM (bDqIh)

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There's wanting to pull America out of intimate involvement in the Middle East (without any remotely realistic plan on how to approach energy implications from such an action), and trying to give nukes to a country that regularly calls for your own country's destruction.

Obama was just the worst.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:25 AM (iikV8)

252 >>So the stuff the Israelis took from Iran while Bhussein was negotiating the 100 billion giveaway has uranium contamination. Under inspection the warehouse it was found in has uranium.

Might be interesting to find out where that uranium came from.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 09:25 AM (ZLI7S)

253 >>he Social Credit system seems like an insidious backdoor to everything from gun control to instituting climate change policies


It is truly frightening. This is the stuff of so many dystopian stories.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 09:25 AM (bDqIh)

254 253 >>he Social Credit system seems like an insidious backdoor to everything from gun control to instituting climate change policies


It is truly frightening. This is the stuff of so many dystopian stories.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 09:25 AM (bDqIh)

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Community did a good episode about it in their final season. I felt like it shoulda been a two-parter, but I think the quickness of the events in 22 minutes actually helped sell the theme of the destructiveness of social media mobs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:26 AM (iikV8)

255 Michigan is also in a similar way. Most of the
state is conservative, but the larger cities like Flint and Detroit are
so corrupt and liberal, it's almost a losing battle.

Posted by: September 09, 2019 09:05 AM (lonOK)

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This is why Trump's outreach to minorities terrifies the Dems.

If Trump can get 20 percent of the black vote, it will be an extinction-level event.

John James did better than any other GOP candidate in Detroit during 2018. They fear him.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 09:26 AM (cfSRQ)

256 Billy Bean in Moneyball was pretty clippy. The author Michael Lewis writes a lot of hits. He is good at what he does no doubt. I was first introduced to him with his book Liar's Poker. It might not be his most famous book today but it was the book that made him.

Too bad he is a big lib from what i can tell.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 09:26 AM (n13/j)

257 Obama's goal was to diminish the US and make a muslim superpower in the ME.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 09, 2019 09:27 AM (oVJmc)

258
"The Great Awakening" starts when the bubble of hate is popped, and minorities realize they were just tools, helping the Sharptons of the con game buy more gold chains for themselves.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2019 09:22 AM (Cus5s)

There's already a Great Awakening, or rather, Great Awokening going on. A Great Awakening doesn't necessarily favor the right, progressivism, the social gospel, and prohibition in the US were the product of such.

Posted by: Someguy at September 09, 2019 09:27 AM (4i8PS)

259 fyi, I was one who voted against Taxi Driver. Saw it once, never really liked it, wouldn't ever watch it again. It's one of those movies that critics say are "important" but which no one really likes, which is why they never show up on any playlists. Midnight Cowboy is another, and Easy Rider. Sure they did innovative things, they probably changed the industry by influencing directors everywhere, but the bottom line is that all of those movies just suck. Dark, dreary, depressing movies about dark dreary characters.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 09:27 AM (V2Yro)

260 222 220 FWIW, there's another "unexpectedly" in Econ newz - Chinese exports continue to decline, after a temporary "bubble" prior to expected tariffs (which leads to the other Q - why does our newz seem so surprised?)

The Chinese trade "surplus" is now down to surprisingly low levels. It's as if they couldn't take a punch at all, and were propped up by our own actions/inactions.

Go figure.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 09, 2019 09:00 AM (6qErC)

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"Heresy!"
-Economists in universities that TOTALLY don't have Confucius Institutes
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:01 AM (iikV

The West's leaders gave them our industry and technology on a silver platter, in exchange for nothing. Why did we ever even recognize the PRC while the legitimate government, the RoC, still exists?

They've been trying to bootstrap China into a superpower for decades, doing everything they can to push us down while pulling them up. Why?

The only thing that makes sense is that they intended to use the Chinese's artificial "success story" to argue for why a world government should be patterned after their system, installing themselves as the totalitarian leaders of the once-free world.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at September 09, 2019 09:28 AM (J+mig)

261 252 >>So the stuff the Israelis took from Iran while Bhussein was negotiating the 100 billion giveaway has uranium contamination. Under inspection the warehouse it was found in has uranium.

Might be interesting to find out where that uranium came from.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 09, 2019 09:25 AM (ZLI7S)

I am sure that it can be tracked to a specific production site. IAEA knows where it came from!

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 09, 2019 09:28 AM (JFO2v)

262 It's getting to the point where I almost dread Mondays. It takes all morning to digest J.J.'S nooz.

Posted by: creeper at September 09, 2019 09:29 AM (IBQUk)

263 259 fyi, I was one who voted against Taxi Driver. Saw it once, never really liked it, wouldn't ever watch it again. It's one of those movies that critics say are "important" but which no one really likes, which is why they never show up on any playlists. Midnight Cowboy is another, and Easy Rider. Sure they did innovative things, they probably changed the industry by influencing directors everywhere, but the bottom line is that all of those movies just suck. Dark, dreary, depressing movies about dark dreary characters.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 09:27 AM (V2Yro)

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I, personally, love it. I love movies full of darkness.

It's a great retelling of The Searchers in 1970s New York.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, The Winter Soldier at September 09, 2019 09:29 AM (iikV8)

264 "I am sure that it can be tracked to a specific production site. IAEA knows where it came from!"

We, (You and I) don't know where it came from because our betters don't want us to know where it came from.

Simple as that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 09:30 AM (cqNba)

265 >>Too bad he is a big lib from what i can tell.

Fun fact: Married to former Mtv news Tabitha Soren, and IIRC, she is Ted Sorenson's granddaughter.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 09, 2019 09:30 AM (bDqIh)

266 Michigan is also in a similar way. Most of the
state is conservative, but the larger cities like Flint and Detroit are
so corrupt and liberal,

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That's every state. There are no blue or red states. There are blue inner cities, red rural counties and purple suburbs.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 09:31 AM (FiUMj)

267 PDT is coming to Baltimore on Thursday.


Protests are already being planned and announced.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 09:31 AM (cqNba)

268 I have to get going, but I will put this out there regarding the US economic expansion.

This is not the "longest economic expansion in modern history."

That is false.

Under Obama, the economy contracted for eight years. You cannot call a situation where the GDP grew by $6 trillion but national debt grew by $10 trillion an "expansion."

We were in a recession and government borrowing covered it up.

Obviously all the government people have agreed to lie about it, but that doesn't make it true. Their own official figures prove the lie.

Posted by: Convalescing Author A.H. Lloyd at September 09, 2019 09:31 AM (cfSRQ)

269 260 Cato

I guess about 1/3 to 50% of all chinese in the US are trying to soy or steal trade secrets. They rounded 10 or 15 at MD ANderson here in Houston stealing cancer research.

When you do not have to invent medicines and tech it sure make it easy to build a big army and navy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 09, 2019 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

270 It is truly frightening. This is the stuff of so many dystopian stories.

And what's even more frightening is that I don't see anybody in DC proposing legislation to stop it, thus insuring our freedom against those who would impose that bullshit system upon us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 09, 2019 09:31 AM (HaL55)

271 Nood art

Posted by: rickb223 at September 09, 2019 09:32 AM (wHJ0y)

272 I thought that "The Missing" with Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett was a much better version of "The Searchers" than the John Wayne original.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 09:33 AM (V2Yro)

273 My Mother loved "The American President" and "The West Wing". I always found this odd as she was a Reagan Democrat and switched parties in his second term and voted straight line Republican since.

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at September 09, 2019 09:33 AM (B06Zw)

274 The art of NOOD.

It be here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 09, 2019 09:34 AM (cqNba)

275 "There's already a Great Awakening, or rather, Great
Awokening going on. A Great Awakening doesn't necessarily favor the
right, progressivism, the social gospel, and prohibition in the US were
the product of such."Posted by: Someguy


yeah ... I'm assuming a true awakening is AWAY from the deception of the WOKE commies and their identity politics. The commie creep into our government has been given to us long and hard ... a return to more local control would be nice, and the internet makes knowledge and ideas flow freely. Interesting times ahead.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 09, 2019 09:35 AM (Cus5s)

276 Curiously, no link to Michael Walsh's Saturday article in the New York Post about "Trump Trauma." Sure, Trump needs to fight back, but people may be easily convinced that the way he does it and the frequency of it is not a good thing.

And, no, I am not advocating the George W. Bush policy of silence.

Posted by: mercenary13 at September 09, 2019 09:37 AM (F1s01)

277 I like Midnight Cowboy. Taxi Driver on the other hands sucks donkey balls.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 09:38 AM (FiUMj)

278 276 Curiously, no link to Michael Walsh's Saturday article in the New York Post about "Trump Trauma." Sure, Trump needs to fight back, but people may be easily convinced that the way he does it and the frequency of it is not a good thing.

And, no, I am not advocating the George W. Bush policy of silence.
Posted by: mercenary13 at September 09, 2019 09:37 AM (F1s01)

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I'm in that camp. The Alabama thing is a perfect example of Trump being too Trumpy. What was the fucking point of it? Fight back for sure, but there are some battles not worth fighting.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 09:39 AM (FiUMj)

279 In some way the West Wing is the greatest liberal dream of all. You have leftist politicians directed by Hollyweird. They came close during the Obama administration, but you can't always get people to hit their marks.

Posted by: Quint at September 09, 2019 09:40 AM (n13/j)

280 I remember Carol Lynley's first movie..."Blue Denim". It was about an unwed pregnancy. Brandon deWilde starred with her.

"Blue Denim" and "A Summer Place" were good examples of how we used to deal with single mothers...marry the guy or give the baby up.

Then we started paying single women to have babies. And here we are... supporting generations of people who look at their children as meal tickets.

Posted by: creeper at September 09, 2019 09:45 AM (IBQUk)

281 I'm in that camp. The Alabama thing is a perfect example of Trump being too Trumpy. What was the fucking point of it? Fight back for sure, but there are some battles not worth fighting.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 09, 2019 09:39 AM (FiUMj)

Do you really think anyone except for the Never Trumpers and the Acela corridor media members paid even one second's worth of attention to it? I can swear to you that I do not know a single person in my real, offline life, who even heard of this "story". Of course I live in flyover country. But people who live "online" and who swallow this crap up are falling for the claim that this is "real life" - it isn't, it's just a big online role playing game that people pretend is "important" - it isn't.

arguing about the hurricane track is like arguing about what's for sale at the WoW online store.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 09, 2019 10:11 AM (Kpl3J)

282 that many Republicans are being run out of politics.

The survivors will have more spine and more voters.

Posted by: DaveA at September 09, 2019 10:15 AM (FhXTo)

283 Care to explain your comment?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 09, 2019 08:20 AM (wYseH)

What's to explain? Very clear.
They take over. Sully, debase, demean, undermine the host Civilization.
Eventually will be told to GTFO as has happened many times in many places through all of recorded history.

Right now those Montgomery County "Chosen ones j'ws" are on a vociferous tear to get ME disarmed. Look it up!
Molon Label beetches....

Posted by: Wontsumit at September 09, 2019 11:13 AM (122Gu)

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