The Morning Report — 8/15/22

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Good morning, kids. Monday, and while the Gestapo-like raid on Mar-a-Lago still dominates the news, a couple of stories that occurred over the weekend frame it rather fittingly. First, Salman Rushdie, the author of the book The Satanic Verses was stabbed multiple times at an event in upstate New York and remains in grave condition. Published in 1988, the book caused much of the Islamic world to lose whatever of its mind it hadn't lost in the previous 1,300 years with the Ayatollah Khomeini issuing a fatwa on him, the Muslim version of what's commonly known as "putting out a contract" on someone. To many, in the obtuse up-talk Valley Girl lingo of Obama mouthpiece Tommy Vietor "1988, that's like a million years ago, dude!" Not to these barbarians, dude. The goal of achieving paradise on earth via conquest and subjugation, as well as silencing by any means necessary (heh) enemies, heretics and unbelievers is eternal. No matter how long it takes and wherever you may go, you're forever in the crosshairs. Sound familiar?

While Rushdie himself is not exactly a likable guy, mostly because of his antipathy towards Britain, which protected him at great expense for decades, as well as his antipathy to this country, he has somewhat ironically become a symbol of free speech.

"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible."

"If you're offended, it's your problem."

"Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself."

Absolutely 1,000 % right on. And now, Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator after getting ventilated by a man who was born nine years after his "blasphemous" book was published.

Take away the fancy calligraphy, the pseudo-religious trappings, substitute the beliefs of Marx and Engels for Mohammed and you have today's leftists. Just like this fatwa fan-boy, someone like Alexandria "Titty Caca" Ocasio-Cortez was born and came of age decades after the real societal upheavals brought about by the Industrial Revolution and Great Depression that added the fuel to the fire of the American socialist movement. In fact, the America she was born into was the absolute negation of everything Marx and Engels proclaimed. She was a school kid but she no doubt saw the Soviet Union itself come to an end and the Berlin Wall dismantled. Yet there she is, representative of her generation and perhaps upwards of a third of the nation, spouting and believing utterly stupid, but nevertheless dangerous drivel.

Nowadays, to refute or even laugh at someone like her is to face retribution that can range from banning in media to losing one's job, or even worse. That brings me to the second story that frames the Mar-a-Lago incident, which is the House passing the Orwellian "Inflation Reduction Act" that principally helps destroy our economy with Green New Deal crap but notably expands the IRS to a size larger than the Marine Corps and gives the newly formed cadres the power to use deadly force. No, it's not about audits. It's about punishing the average American citizen who dares go against this junta. It will take a few years for this to really get going but even if the GOP is swept into power this November and in '24, Dao-Min Yen notwithstanding, will they have the stones as well as the veto-proof majority to repeal this law? The Obamacare repeal kabuki-bukkake theatrics does not exactly fill me with strength and confidence.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves and into the weeds. The broader picture remains insofar as these criminals in power have indeed, as friend and friend of the blog Michael Walsh states, crossed the Rubicon with this raid on President Trump.

It's [a] step of breathtaking audacity, but hardly surprising. Not for nothing is the Democrats' unofficial motto "by any means necessary." Since the days of Burr and Jefferson Davis and John Wilkes Booth, violence has always lurked just below the surface of their "higher" patriotism. Indeed, as the Sixties exemplified, it's part of their appeal. "The worst are full of passionate intensity," wrote William Butler Years in his widely quoted poem, The Second Coming, written in 1919. "Surely, the Second Coming is at hand. . ."

. . . The key to understand the Left, pretty much from Rousseau on, is that they believe in an "arc of history," which amazingly bends toward their preferred transient policy prescriptions in the here and now. It's a kind of misplaced messianism, with an imminent savior ready to descend to earth to establish a new kingdom of heaven, one in which they will witness the destruction of their enemies, and over which they will rule for ever and ever, amen. "The country is on fire," Trump reportedly wrote to Garland in a message sent after the raid. "What can I do to reduce the heat?"

The answer, of course, is: nothing. . .

. . .they know their fingernail-hold on power can all disappear this fall, and the specter of an enraged Trumpzilla returning to stomp them into matchsticks in 2024 absolutely terrifies them. As it should.

Like Caesar, they're playing for keeps now. Either they complete their overthrow of the Republic or, in Ben Franklin's memorable phrase, they'll all hang together. The die is cast: "by any means necessary"? You ain't seen nothing yet.

As you may know, Walsh is not a supporter of Trump running in '24. But with this column, I think he recognizes that the issue is no longer Trump. This unwarranted, illegal raid, whatever the intent by the junta in going after him, is yet another crossing of a bright red line into uncharted and dangerous territory. Uncharted insofar as our history, yet we have seen this time and again throughout history, especially in the 20th century. If you think things were already "interesting" per the Chinese proverb, I refer you to Walsh's last line.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • "From the end of [Chinese] Covid restrictions to Elon Musk’s Twitter bid to the Dobbs ruling, startling developments threaten progressives’ grip on power."
    The Elite Panic of 2022
  • Michael Walsh: "Biden, Garland, and the Democrats cross the Rubicon. . . Like Caesar, they're playing for keeps now. Either they complete their overthrow of the Republic or, in Ben Franklin's memorable phrase, they'll all hang together. The die is cast: 'by any means necessary?' You ain't seen nothing yet."
    Alea Iacta Est
  • Victor Davis Hanson: "Is the attorney general disingenuous or simply naïve?"
    Why Merrick Garland Is Losing the People
  • Horowitz & Perazzo: "How the IRS abuses taxpayer dollars to advance leftwing causes illegally and unconstitutionally."
    Internal Radical Service
  • Karol Markowicz: "No one has been fired for this dereliction of duty. No one has even been openly chastised for allowing a special-interest group to control our health-care policy. This alone is why the CDC must go."
    Too Little, Too Late: Disband the CDC Now
  • Daniel Greenfield: "Leftists import bigoted killers and blame 'Islamophobia.'”
    An Afghan Muslim Refugee Carried Out America’s Worst Islamophobic Killings

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1 Happy Monday

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 07:45 AM (BRHaw)

2 Thank you JJ

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 07:45 AM (1n+EO)

3 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 15, 2022 07:46 AM (zhLdt)

4 Moronin', Hourde!

Posted by: Hans O'Lo at August 15, 2022 07:46 AM (u7pQw)

5
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 15, 2022 07:47 AM (ENBF0)

6 My youngest child is moving into their dorm room this afternoon...1000 miles away from where they should be. Can't say that I'm fully reconciled to that.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 15, 2022 07:47 AM (zhLdt)

7 There was a column linked at Insty titled essentially they are going to arrest Trump and you need to get used to it.

This was a person on the right saying that we can't stop what's coming.

Of course the advice was "don't take the bait" - and I am guessing you have to write that anymore or else you get to go to jail too.

So, yeah, don't take the bait! Because that will make them stop baiting us.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 07:49 AM (6TxNR)

8 I thought Aaron "What did you say about my mother" Burr predated the official Democrat party by a few decades? I'm probably wrong.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 07:50 AM (/EuRN)

9 Sorry to go OT so early, but I'm running out the door. Reposting from the last thread:

Good morning all! Prayer request: our beloved Moki is having cancer surgery today to remove the tumor from her kidney. Please pray for successful surgery, that the surgeon may remove every trace of cancer, and for complete healing. And please pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

Thank you. Will update as I hear.

Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 07:50 AM (aeePL)

10 So there is a big story about who FBI agents are getting death threats. I have my doubts. And I'm at the point where my first thought was "Yeah, from people you paid to do that."

Posted by: NR Pax at August 15, 2022 07:50 AM (4olE8)

11 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 15, 2022 07:50 AM (odVni)

12 bluebell prayers up.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (6TxNR)

13 So, yeah, don't take the bait! Because that will make them stop baiting us.
Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 07:49 AM (6TxNR)

Don't take the bait.

Take their entire fucking fishing pole. Hook, line and sinker.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (/EuRN)

14 It will take a few years for this to really get going but even if the GOP is swept into power this November and in '24, Dao-Min Yen notwithstanding, will they have the stones as well as the veto-proof majority to repeal this law?

That which is born in reconciliation can die in reconciliation.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (zhLdt)

15 Abolish The CDC!

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Free Buffalo Guy!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (X/UGK)

16 As to quenching the fire of hell in the hearts of the Progressives, Lefties and DemoNcrats. . . .it's such a shame that it took a 17 year old from Illinois and a 20 year old from Indiana to show us how it's done.

Posted by: Despise Marxist Rat Bastards & Toobinin' MSM InfoHarlots at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (8m/Xb)

17 (pardon the spicy vocabulary)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (/EuRN)

18 morning horde.

i've been at work 15 minutes and it's a monday for sure. shit breaking already. oh well, coffee is ready. i'll take time for the content before i let work actually start...

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (WhsXQ)

19 Mark Steyn knows what time it is

https://tinyurl.com/4spe87sr

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (/up2s)

20 Is this the week the left starts freaking out about student loan repayments? They are set to resume on the 31st.

My prediction, they make a wild demand to forgive all student loans. When the republicans balk, the dems allow repayments to begin again. Then campaign season is filled with stories of young Lamar who has to make a choice between paying for his grandmother's insulin or paying his student loan. Or Tiddy Terrific who just started her transition hormone therapy but can no longer afford it because of student loan repayments. And it is all because of those mean old republicans who want diabetic grandmothers and transitioning Tina to die.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 07:52 AM (hwoGt)

21 Obama said, may have excluded “women and people of color,” but it was a time of information sanity, when the masses gathered in the great American family room to receive the news from Walter Cronkite

You mean the Walter that lied about the Tet Offensive? The guy that bugged the 1952 GOP convention? The guy that had hidden deals with Pan Am and other corporations for on air news mentions?

Fuck you Bhussein!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 07:52 AM (BRHaw)

22 "Michael Walsh: "Biden, Garland, and the Democrats cross the Rubicon. . . Like Caesar, they're playing for keeps now. Either they complete their overthrow of the Republic or, in Ben Franklin's memorable phrase, they'll all hang together. The die is cast: 'by any means necessary?' You ain't seen nothing yet..."

This guy gets it. Meanwhile, VDH reverts to former self.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 07:53 AM (H8QX8)

23 Stop threatening us 😢

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 15, 2022 07:53 AM (ZGlod)

24 It's feeling like August 1914. Five years after WWI started and the empires of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Ottman collapsed. France would never be the same. The British empire hung on, impovershed.

The hegemons of Russia, China, the European Union and the USA may not last. Just two years ago we were in a good position to survive and even thrive. But then shit happened, no?

Biggest Own Goal ever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2022 07:53 AM (i0slg)

25 Either they complete their overthrow of the Republic or, in Ben Franklin's memorable phrase, they'll all hang together.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that nothing will ever happen to any of them. A really wide and stable limb. Almost a bridge.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 15, 2022 07:54 AM (zhLdt)

26 The only thing worse than a Gestapo is a whiny Gestapo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 07:54 AM (/EuRN)

27 19 Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (/up2s)


Link no work-ee?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 07:54 AM (x0n13)

28 "In a tweet on Saturday, Franken, one of the few #MeToo offenders to have photographic evidence presented against him, said that his support of the embattled Liz Cheny will “carry a lot of weight” with Wyoming Republicans, even though the state’s Republican party no longer recognizes her as a member in good standing."


Sometimes our side has a hard time recognizing jokes also.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 07:55 AM (qH6FZ)

29 Prayers sent for Moki and family from the JTBs. Thank you Bluebell for the alert.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at August 15, 2022 07:55 AM (7EjX1)

30 We were the biggest obstacle to the WEF. Our own politicians -cough- DanCrenshaw -cough- were all too eager to show them how to destroy us for a slice of the pie.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 07:55 AM (hwoGt)

31 The Economic Reduction Act.

Posted by: davidt at August 15, 2022 07:56 AM (oTZbj)

32 nice to see that some are finally figuring it out, getting the idea.

g'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - we are being gaslighted 24/365 at August 15, 2022 07:57 AM (gNK8s)

33 Good morning everyone. Thank you J.J.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 07:57 AM (LsEU/)

34 27 Link no work-ee?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 07:54 AM (x0n13)
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Weird. Work for me. Maybe the FBI is shutting it down. Here is the original address:

http://jewishworldreview.com/0822/steyn081522.php

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 07:57 AM (/up2s)

35 "Christian athletes risk their livelihoods - by opposing LGBTQ 'Pride.'" Conform or else.



'Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.' Matthew 5:11-12

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 07:58 AM (45fpk)

36 Sending prayers for Moki and her family.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 07:58 AM (NpAcC)

37 I subscribed to Epoch Times. Worth it. Article this morning on a brave lawyer's fight against California's attempt to fast-track a series of bills stripping parents of rights over children's health decisions and bodies and turning public schools into total moral and physical makeover centers.

She's suing on behalf of parents whose children have been physically wrecked by coerced vaccinations.

Article refers to something called "The Barack Obama Global Prep Academy."

California is becoming a horror movie.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 07:59 AM (H8QX8)

38 If Texas Border Towns Can Handle Surge of Illegal Aliens, Why Can't New York City?

Better mayors.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 15, 2022 07:59 AM (zhLdt)

39 Prayers up for Moki, and for Trump

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 07:59 AM (/up2s)

40
They can't not indict Trump now. To have had this whole sordid episode revealed for the vengeful fishing expedition is was would finish the Democrats for 50 years. Expect charges against Trump and a passel of congressmen come October.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 07:59 AM (1Nxff)

41 Praying for dear Moki.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 07:59 AM (45fpk)

42 The d20 is cast...

Now the question is whether it will come up a natural "20" (critical success) or a natural "1" (critical failure)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2022 08:00 AM (YIVH2)

43 Thank you bluebell. Prayers sent.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 15, 2022 08:00 AM (nxdel)

44 Morning peeps.

I seriously doubt anyone working for the FBI is getting "death threats." Their public outreach division has the sadz.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 08:00 AM (BFigT)

45 I thought this too funny not to pass along.

One winter, post Chappaquiddick, economist John Kenneth Galbraith brought Ted Kennedy to visit William F. Buckley and his wife Pat at their big Swiss rental. Kennedy asked if he could borrow a car to go to Gstaad. Pat replied, "Certainly not -- there are three bridges between here and Gstaad."

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2022 08:01 AM (i0slg)

46 31 The Economic Reduction Act.
Posted by: davidt at August 15, 2022 07:56 AM (oTZbj)

The America Dismemberment Act.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:01 AM (H8QX8)

47 44 Morning peeps.

I seriously doubt anyone working for the FBI is getting "death threats." Their public outreach division has the sadz.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 08:00 AM (BFigT)

I actually could believe that there is a "baseline" level of threats to agents that hasn't changed much since the bureau's inception.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 08:01 AM (/EuRN)

48 So much news, so little time. I gots to go though. Thanks JJ!

Posted by: fd at August 15, 2022 08:02 AM (sn5EN)

49 Today is The Feast of the Assumption.
Good time to say the rosary or a few Hail Marys.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 08:02 AM (NpAcC)

50 So there is a big story about who FBI agents are getting death threats. I have my doubts. And I'm at the point where my first thought was "Yeah, from people you paid to do that."

This happens every damn time, like clockwork. They get blowback, they start claiming they are being threatened.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 15, 2022 08:02 AM (nxdel)

51 28 "In a tweet on Saturday, Franken, one of the few #MeToo offenders to have photographic evidence presented against him, said that his support of the embattled Liz Cheny will “carry a lot of weight” with Wyoming Republicans, even though the state’s Republican party no longer recognizes her as a member in good standing."


Sometimes our side has a hard time recognizing jokes also.
Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 07:55 AM (qH6FZ)

Spare me. Jokes of all intensity are aimed right every day from all directions. Last time a joke was made aimed left, Jim Carrey was nailing dementia Joe and was summarily memory holed the next day.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 15, 2022 08:02 AM (0Qrr3)

52 Adam Schiff says there is no evidence that Trump declassified any of the documents the FBI was looking for. Now matter what they were, or if Trump had them or if they even exist.


Well, that settles it. I'm totally believe Trump was hiding nuclear secrets to pass along to the Russians.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2022 08:03 AM (MxEKc)

53 There was a column linked at Insty titled essentially they are going to arrest Trump and you need to get used to it.

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"Lie back and think of America..."

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2022 08:03 AM (YIVH2)

54 Verse for the Day:

"Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division."

-- Luke 12:51

(Since my Rosary is now considered 'an extremist symbol' by the Atlantic, I'd say - It's working!")

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 08:03 AM (LsEU/)

55 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 08:04 AM (nyNes)

56 Link no work-ee?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 07:54 AM (x0n13)

it appears https://www.jewishworldreview.com/ is down

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:04 AM (BRHaw)

57 Another bus of illegals arrives from Texas to NY this morning.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 08:04 AM (NpAcC)

58 So there is a big story about who FBI agents are getting death threats. I have my doubts. And I'm at the point where my first thought was "Yeah, from people you paid to do that."
Posted by: NR Pax

1. It's BS
2. They still don't give one shit about the students and teachers who died because they couldn't be bothered to do their jobs, or the hundreds (!) of young women molested, for the same reason.

And yet they demand that we grovel to them. Nope.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:04 AM (cY9wR)

59 So there is a big story about who FBI agents are getting death threats. I have my doubts. And I'm at the point where my first thought was "Yeah, from people you paid to do that."
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I don't think they even need to pay for it. They just send a friendly note to their pals at Twitter to spawn bots that provide all the death threats they need...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2022 08:05 AM (YIVH2)

60 Good morning, JJ.

Good morning, Horde.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:05 AM (WWh8n)

61 Defining Depression

*********

I like where this discussion is headed, de-emphasizing the chemical and shifting to defining the source of contentment (happiness), but while raising some interesting thoughts, this article barely scratches the surface. By naming Virtues as the source of contentment, the author starts to frame the cure for depression into a matter of personal ownership, but stops short of saying that those virtues of morality, compassion, integrity, and others are the bedrock of Judeo-Christian teachings and beliefs.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:07 AM (kXYt5)

62 "A top German official is predicting energy rationing riots that will make anti-lockdown unrest look like a 'children’s birthday party' in comparison."

And then the government will fall, new elections will be held, and the Green Party will sweep to unprecedented power on a combination of promises to save the planet and the stupidity of European voters.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 15, 2022 08:07 AM (zhLdt)

63 Thank you, JJ.
Off to peruse the links.

May the good Lord be with us!!

Posted by: democrats: Raping The Children We Cannot Kill Since 1973! at August 15, 2022 08:08 AM (jV+aN)

64 No, it's not about audits. It's about punishing the average American citizen who dares go against this junta. It will take a few years for this to really get going but even if the GOP is swept into power this November and in '24, Dao-Min Yen notwithstanding, will they have the stones as well as the veto-proof majority to repeal this law? The Obamacare repeal kabuki-bukkake theatrics does not exactly fill me with strength and confidence.
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Punishing those against the junta will be the icing on the cake. I think the real prime motivation, though, is to squeeze the middle class. You don't need close to 90k people to go after rich guys. You probably don't even need that many people to go after vocal dissidents. But you do need those guys to go after every middle-class family with a side gig. The garbage man's wife who sells stuff on eBay or the factory worker who does some handyman work on the side or the waitress who pockets that cash tip without declaring it are to be targeted mercilessly.

First they make it harder and harder to get ahead, then they'll punish you if you try.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:08 AM (WWh8n)

65 The key to understand the Left, pretty much from Rousseau on, is that they believe in an "arc of history," which amazingly bends toward their preferred transient policy prescriptions in the here and now. It's a kind of misplaced messianism, with an imminent savior ready to descend to earth to establish a new kingdom of heaven, one in which they will witness the destruction of their enemies, and over which they will rule for ever and ever, amen.
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"Intellectuals" by Paul Johnson. Acquire it. Read it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:09 AM (WWh8n)

66 They can't not indict Trump now.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 07:59 AM (1Nxff)

Exactly. It's of an awful, unstoppable momentum now.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:09 AM (H8QX8)

67 I'm still trying to find the answer to this question.

It was briefed that Trumps attorneys were 'onsite' during the event formerly known as a raid.

Now in the old days one could assume that meant that they were in proximity to, and directly observing the actions of the FIB agents.

Or...is this new-speak for 'yes, you may remain on the compound, but sit in your car at the end of the driveway, where you can't see squat'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:10 AM (1n+EO)

68 Spare me. Jokes of all intensity are aimed right every day from all directions. Last time a joke was made aimed left, Jim Carrey was nailing dementia Joe and was summarily memory holed the next day.
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at August 15, 2022 08:02 AM (0Qrr3)

I thought Al's joke about Liz was pretty funny. Meaning the joke was on her.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 08:11 AM (qH6FZ)

69 "So there is a big story about who FBI agents are getting death threats. I have my doubts. And I'm at the point where my first thought was "Yeah, from people you paid to do that."


They can round up hundreds of insurrectionists walking through the capitol from texts and grainy photos in a crowd yet after 3 or 4 days of these reports not a single arrest or door kicked in ? They must have some really good cloaking technology.

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2022 08:12 AM (MxEKc)

70 Or...is this new-speak for 'yes, you may remain on the compound, but sit in your car at the end of the driveway, where you can't see squat'?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:10 AM (1n+EO)

According to Christina Bobb, a Trump attorney, Trump's representatives were expressly not permitted to observe the raid.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:12 AM (H8QX8)

71 @66 Spot on. Leftism is an ersatz religion. Why you csan't reason with a leftist.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2022 08:13 AM (i0slg)

72 >>Or...is this new-speak for 'yes, you may remain on the compound, but sit in your car at the end of the driveway, where you can't see squat'?


Yes. They were allowed to stand outside but not enter the building while the search was being conducted.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 08:13 AM (ZLI7S)

73 The key to understand the Left, pretty much from Rousseau on, is that they believe in an "arc of history," which amazingly bends toward their preferred transient policy prescriptions in the here and now. It's a kind of misplaced messianism, with an imminent savior ready to descend to earth to establish a new kingdom of heaven, one in which they will witness the destruction of their enemies, and over which they will rule for ever and ever, amen.
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They will rule, but they will not rule a kingdom of men. Ever since the middle period of tyranny-minded intellectuals - Marx, Jeremy Bentham, etc. - the goal of the tyrants' philosophies has been the end of man as he is. This vision was best-developed in communism, where the process would bring about the "New Socialist Man." None of this stuff is humane or compatible with humans. The only way to bring it about is to do away with man and replace him with something else. Some sort of automata.

They're literally death cultists. Man must be killed for New Man to rise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:13 AM (WWh8n)

74 "According to Christina Bobb, a Trump attorney, Trump's representatives were expressly not permitted to observe the raid."

Thanks.

So 'onsite' is a pure bullshit wiggle word, meant to placate the masses.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:14 AM (1n+EO)

75 Sorry to go OT so early, but I'm running out the door. Reposting from the last thread:

Good morning all! Prayer request: our beloved Moki is having cancer surgery today to remove the tumor from her kidney. Please pray for successful surgery, that the surgeon may remove every trace of cancer, and for complete healing. And please pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

Thank you. Will update as I hear.
Posted by: bluebell

Okay !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:14 AM (T4tVD)

76 Today is The Feast of the Assumption.
Good time to say the rosary or a few Hail Marys.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 15,

Yep !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:15 AM (T4tVD)

77 Is it possible for a following administration to re-classify documents that had been unclassified earlier? A commenter on LI said they could do that, but it seems illogical to me.

Posted by: EveR at August 15, 2022 08:16 AM (MUpk6)

78 Take heart, JJ. Just as the singular focus of Islamic hatred and intolerance in the form of Rushdie has survived for 30+ years despite a worldwide fatwa, the fatwa declared by Our Precious Democracy™ against America will ultimately fail.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:16 AM (kXYt5)

79 "They can't not indict Trump now."


Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Posted by: davidt at August 15, 2022 08:17 AM (oTZbj)

80 So, I guess the so-called Catholic Joe Biden is now a Christian nationalist.

Atlantic op-ed claims Catholic rosary has become 'an extremist symbol'
The author claimed, 'Catholics are a growing contingent of Christian nationalism'

https://tinyurl.com/ytpwjxzc

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 08:17 AM (NpAcC)

81 >>Adam Schiff says there is no evidence that Trump declassified any of the documents the FBI was looking for. Now matter what they were, or if Trump had them or if they even exist.

Schiff is lying piece of filth. The president does not have to make a public announcement or follow any procedure to declassify anything he or she wants. All they have to do is declare a document is declassified and it immediately is. They can do this without getting Adam Schiff's approval.

And there were witnesses.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 08:18 AM (ZLI7S)

82 "So, I guess the so-called Catholic Joe Biden is now a Christian nationalist. "

He can go sit on the Group-W pew, with Nancy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:18 AM (1n+EO)

83 This is what happens when you allow an election to be stolen.

Not only Trump, but a large group of republican candidates will face charges by election time. The press will let everyone know that anyone facing charges cannot take office.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 15, 2022 08:18 AM (lTGtQ)

84 Now in the old days one could assume that meant that they were in proximity to, and directly observing the actions of the FIB agents.
Or...is this new-speak for 'yes, you may remain on the compound, but sit in your car at the end of the driveway, where you can't see squat'?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:10 AM (1n+EO)

It's not TV show with the hero attorney supervising the cops to make sure they follow the letter of the law. These are conducted by a team of armed thugs that can force them to do anything under the umbrella of "office safety".

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 08:18 AM (qH6FZ)

85 Take heart, JJ. Just as the singular focus of Islamic hatred and intolerance in the form of Rushdie has survived for 30+ years despite a worldwide fatwa, the fatwa declared by Our Precious Democracy™ against America will ultimately fail.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 15,

Fatwa's, skinny wa's, wa's that climb on rocks.even wa's with chicken pox love hot dogs, armored hot dogs......

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:19 AM (T4tVD)

86 It's not TV show with the hero attorney supervising the cops to make sure they follow the letter of the law. These are conducted by a team of armed thugs that can force them to do anything under the umbrella of "office safety".
Posted by: lowandslow

And turn off the cameras.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:19 AM (cY9wR)

87 Atlantic op-ed claims Catholic rosary has become 'an extremist symbol'
The author claimed, 'Catholics are a growing contingent of Christian nationalism'

https://tinyurl.com/ytpwjxzc
Posted by: redridinghood

Prayers for the intersession of St. Michael the Archangel for the win!!

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 08:20 AM (LsEU/)

88
The author claimed, 'Catholics are a growing contingent of Christian nationalism'

____________

I wish!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 08:20 AM (1Nxff)

89 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others,” Wray began his short, four-sentence statement, before immediately pivoting to the truism that “violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans.

Now do Pantifa and BLM!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:20 AM (BRHaw)

90 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others,” Wray began his short, four-sentence statement, before immediately pivoting to the truism that “violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans.
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Prove it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:21 AM (WWh8n)

91 "Adam Schiff says..."

That he wasn't censured and expelled from the House says all you need to know about the Congress. He fabricated a statement from Trump and read them into the Congressional Record.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:21 AM (H8QX8)

92 'Staff' did not allow security cameras to be turned off.


That 'staff' must have been Trump's personal security team.

Posted by: davidt at August 15, 2022 08:21 AM (oTZbj)

93 Jim Jordan said last evening that so far 14 FBI whistleblowers have come to his office to report corrupt actions at the DOJ/FBI on a range of issues.

Tell me more about unfounded attacks.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 08:22 AM (ZLI7S)

94 After watching the coverage and opinion shows over the weekend concerning the Trump raid, I wonder why not one guest or anchor mentioned Kevin Clinesmith. Numerous times the conversation would center around the fact that the FBI went to a judge (magistrate) for a warrant and that they had to have some proof of a criminal act in order to convince the judge to sign the warrant. Why, at that time didn't someone say that Clinesmith, a top FBI lawyer at the time, lied and forged an email to get a warrant to spy on Trump?

Posted by: jwest at August 15, 2022 08:22 AM (/BlEx)

95 Thanks JJ

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:22 AM (WY8d2)

96 "Wray began his short, four-sentence statement, before immediately pivoting to the truism that “violence and threats against law enforcement, including the FBI, are dangerous and should be deeply concerning to all Americans. "

Chants of 'Fry 'em like pigs in a blanket' must have really rattled his shit, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:22 AM (1n+EO)

97 > Not only Trump, but a large group of republican candidates will face charges by election time. The press will let everyone know that anyone facing charges cannot take office.
_____________

The J6 committee has said just this numerous times. The legality behind it apparently doesn't matter, but a whole bunch of Trump endorsed candidates are going to be woefully disappointed when they're denied a seat at the big table.

But "don't instigate anything, it's what they want."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 08:23 AM (BFigT)

98 fib delende est

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 15, 2022 08:23 AM (flINI)

99
Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others

___________

Institutions are owed respect to the extent that they aspire to the standards and charter on which they were founded.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 08:23 AM (1Nxff)

100 Prayers up for Moki as well. May the surgery be successful.

Posted by: NR Pax at August 15, 2022 08:23 AM (4olE8)

101 Thanks TonyPete !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:23 AM (T4tVD)

102 I've had to come to grips with the end of the Republic. It's all being shoved in our faces, and the coming arrest of the President, cheered on (most irritatingly) by NeverTrumpers, will make it clear to anyone still thinking "we can get through this".

No, "we" can't. The DOJ and Courts died years ago, we just didn't see it. The military died too, drowning in wealth and political correctness Republican leadership are too far gone in naivite, their ineffectualness has reached "silly fools" stage.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 08:24 AM (PYcVG)

103 It will take a few years for this to really get going but even if the GOP is swept into power this November and in '24, Dao-Min Yen notwithstanding, will they have the stones as well as the veto-proof majority to repeal this law? The Obamacare repeal kabuki-bukkake theatrics does not exactly fill me with strength and confidence.

--

They need stones to repeal this vile law? Stones against whom, I might ask? The American people? How hard would it be for them to start a hard-hitting advertising campaign to - oh, I dunno - tell the American people that the Democrats have unleashed an additional 87,000 armed IRS agents on us all? Call me crazy, but I call repealing that a winning message. As winning a message as a winning message could be. Nearly foolproof a winning message, for that matter.

If they don't do it, assuming they even win, then they are complicit.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2022 08:24 AM (sVtYq)

104 No Ivy Leaguers. First rule for Trump in a second term. No appointments, Judges, or VP.

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:24 AM (WY8d2)

105 87 Atlantic op-ed claims Catholic rosary has become 'an extremist symbol'
The author claimed, 'Catholics are a growing contingent of Christian nationalism'

https://tinyurl.com/ytpwjxzc
Posted by: redridinghood

Of course. Like the Gadsden Flag and the Betsy Ross flag and soon the Boy Scouts motto and ultimately the Lord's Prayer. They will otherize and stigmatize everything that doesn't figuratively and finally literally lick their ideological boots.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:25 AM (H8QX8)

106 NYT piece over the weekend on the Austria and communism taking hold there.

The new spin on communism: Communists care and we are all in it together.






Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 08:25 AM (4h9M3)

107 50 So there is a big story about who FBI agents are getting death threats. I have my doubts. And I'm at the point where my first thought was "Yeah, from people you paid to do that."

This happens every damn time, like clockwork. They get blowback, they start claiming they are being threatened.

Posted by: jewells45
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Like their SJW friends, the Feebs are using the crybully tactic. Joke though is on them--respect, like virginity is easy to lose but almost impossible to restore.

One of the reasons that IRS turnover is so great is that society from time immemorial hates tax collectors and that extends to their families. The Feebs have brought that level of societal opprobrium down upon themselves and the average agent and family is going to pay the price.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:25 AM (CXr4y)

108 Beating a dead horse here, but Fox is part of the Junta

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:26 AM (WY8d2)

109 ... Why, at that time didn't someone say that Clinesmith, a top FBI lawyer at the time, lied and forged an email to get a warrant to spy on Trump?
Posted by: jwest at August 15, 2022 08:22 AM (/BlEx)
++++
None of them want to acknowledge Clinesmith for any reason, ever.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (WWh8n)

110 In Entertainment News, the problem is you Peasant.

Actress who cosplays as Joan of Arc as Galadriel in Amazon's abomination called Rings of Power is calling anyone who criticizes the anti-Tolkien idea of a black dwarf racist and must get off her web-page, in fact the whole Internet.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (elNDz)

111 The author claimed, 'Catholics are a growing contingent of Christian nationalism'


Nancy has to go then.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (45fpk)

112 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others

All cops are bastards
The police acted stupidly
defund the police
A lego set is 'evidence'

No one went to jail for any of the crimes committed by the FBI in the last 22 years.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (cY9wR)

113 It was good to see Breitbart dox, FBI SS Captain Jeremy Linton. Warrant signer and Trump hating witness at Jan 6 hearings

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (WY8d2)

114
And now, Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator

I heard yesterday he was off the vent. Unless he had to go back on it again.

My favorite Rushdie quote is about life itself - something like the story I set out to write is not the story I ended up writing.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (jE276)

115 If they really throw that hand grenade and pull the pin by arresting Donald Trump, I honestly can't say what the fallout will be. Part of me desperately wants it to be the final straw. Part of me thinks normal America will kick, scream and write a bunch of condemning articles...then just carry on. I truly hope we never have to find out. But I'm worried. Very worried.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (sVtYq)

116 Sadly, this raid has me even now doubting the police.

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:28 AM (WY8d2)

117 I don't believe one word from the FBI about them receiving death threats.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2022 08:29 AM (sVtYq)

118 >>The FBI search warrant obtained by The Federalist authorizes confiscation of every record Trump ever saw as president.

As has been said, the baseline for the raid on Trumps home is simply that the Deep State/Junta/Uniparty regard Trump as illegitimate, he will not be afforded the honor, prestige or deference that former Presidents are afforded.

He had documents that they did not want him to have so they concocted a causes beli to retrieve them.

I bet if we ever get to see the affidavit, Russians will feature prominently in the pre-text.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 15, 2022 08:29 AM (5jd9x)

119 114. Hit by Iran. Maybe it stops the new nuke deal

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:29 AM (WY8d2)

120 102 I've had to come to grips with the end of the Republic. It's all being shoved in our faces, and the coming arrest of the President, cheered on (most irritatingly) by NeverTrumpers, will make it clear to anyone still thinking "we can get through this".

No, "we" can't. The DOJ and Courts died years ago, we just didn't see it. The military died too, drowning in wealth and political correctness Republican leadership are too far gone in naivite, their ineffectualness has reached "silly fools" stage.

Posted by: Huck Follywood
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The Republican leadership in the House and Senate were complicit for money and to hide their sexual depravities.
Not fools.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:29 AM (CXr4y)

121 Like their SJW friends, the Feebs are using the crybully tactic. Joke though is on them--respect, like virginity is easy to lose but almost impossible to restore. ...
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:25 AM (CXr4y)
++++
See also: trust.

Respect and trust are hand-in-glove. The FBI - like an increasing number of government agencies and other institutions - has neither. How widespread this is depends on how based and/or black-pilled the person you ask is. It will range from "Man, these obviously corrupt institutions are untrustworthy" to "every single major institution from government to academia to industry is full of sinister, lying shitweasels and they all need to be torn down."

But both groups are growing, and that's not a great thing if you're in the institutions. Trust is declining. Bigly.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:29 AM (WWh8n)

122 "Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division."

-- Luke 12:51

(Since my Rosary is now considered 'an extremist symbol' by the Atlantic, I'd say - It's working!")
Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 08:03 AM (LsEU/)

You can't separate the wheat from the chaff without dividing.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (Unq4t)

123 I don't believe one word from the FBI about them receiving death threats.
Posted by: Lady in Black

The lie begins within their very name: "Investigation".

As if.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (LsEU/)

124 Victor Davis Hanson: "Is the attorney general disingenuous or simply naïve?"
Why Merrick Garland Is Losing the People
_______

Are they really? I can't see it. I look around, and what I see is the same people dislike, and the same people like, what the Dems are doing.

How many "persuadables" are out there by now?

Posted by: Eeyore at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (TgBWG)

125 Just to clarify, there were two themes to the raid.

First, President Trump declassified many documents, as is the right of a president. Some of these documents have been somehow re-classified (which is pointless, except for the ramifications) and he is going to be indicted for possession of classified documents. This is the pretext for number two.

Second, the FBI was grabbing privileged communications between Trump and his legal team, so that they can illegally intervene. This is the more serious crime that the FBI has committed.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (lTGtQ)

126 In Entertainment News, the problem is you Peasant.

Actress who cosplays as Joan of Arc as Galadriel in Amazon's abomination called Rings of Power is calling anyone who criticizes the anti-Tolkien idea of a black dwarf racist and must get off her web-page, in fact the whole Internet.
Posted by: Anna Puma

That should boost ratings.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (cY9wR)

127 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law and are a grave disservice to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect others
=======================

He should have said: "The entire "justice system" is just as bad, so why focus solely on FBI?" When the courts declined to drop the Flynn persecution, despite the DOJ trying to do so, it was clear how corrupt it all is.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (ZUirk)

128 They gave Trump the Elian Gonzalez of Raids.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:31 AM (elNDz)

129 (Since my Rosary is now considered 'an extremist symbol' by the Atlantic, I'd say - It's working!")
Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 08:03 AM (LsEU/)

High capacity magazine —50 rounds of Ava Maria.

Posted by: 7man at August 15, 2022 08:31 AM (qwO6y)

130 Hard to imagine traveling to europe right now. 2nd day you are there they impose a lockdown, and you cannot get home

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:31 AM (WY8d2)

131 I truly hope we never have to find out. But I'm worried. Very worried.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (sVtYq)

We will find out, I think, and very soon.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:31 AM (H8QX8)

132 Monday, Monday
So good to me
Monday mornin'
It was all I hoped it would be

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (Vr12I)

133 Hard for the FBI to work in the shadows anymore

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (WY8d2)

134 First alarm of day
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (56kXZ)

135
One of the reasons that IRS turnover is so great is that society from time immemorial hates tax collectors and that extends to their families. The Feebs have brought that level of societal opprobrium down upon themselves and the average agent and family is going to pay the price.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:25 AM


I have a brand new neighbor. Before we met I got his name and looked him up. Recent accounting grad with DC license plates. I won't hold it against him as a lot of accountants get their feet wet in the IRS before moving on to greener pastures.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (jE276)

136
Sorry if I don't feel more than an abstract pity for Rushdie. He's another one who thought their globalist intellectual credentials were some kind of shield. It was all right to attack the West because it was safe to do so. Step on the toes of Islamist savages, though, and you'll be on the run forever.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (1Nxff)

137 131 I truly hope we never have to find out. But I'm worried. Very worried.
Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2022 08:27 AM (sVtYq)

We will find out, I think, and very soon.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 08:31 AM (H8QX

There’s a feeling of inevitability about all this.

Posted by: 7man at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (qwO6y)

138 Any politician in congress who has college debt (themselves or their family) with the government should recuse themselves in a vote to forgive the debt. They make plenty of money to pay it back. Bunch of Bums.

Posted by: Case at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (tmQgQ)

139 VDH asking if Garland is disingenuous or merely naive is a ridiculous question.
What Garland is, is a fucking bald faced liar.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at August 15, 2022 08:32 AM (dr4Q1)

140 Good morning, JJ, Horde,

Amen, Tonypete. St. Michael's name is a war cry -- all the more crucial in this time marred by cowardice and confusion.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 15, 2022 08:33 AM (Qu7Dl)

141 Like their SJW friends, the Feebs are using the crybully tactic. Joke though is on them--respect, like virginity is easy to lose but almost impossible to restore. ...
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:25 AM (CXr4y)
++++
Institutionally, I think you can remove the qualifier. An individual can restore trust and gain respect with a long period of appropriate behavior, especially if he moves to a new area and starts over.

An institution, though, cannot. Once distrusted and disrespected, it's game over. The institution needs to be replaced when that happens. Big webs of institutions - like a government - can survive that as a whole, but only after publicly and ruthlessly dismantling and replacing sub-institutions and having big, visible crackdowns in the rest of the complex.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:33 AM (WWh8n)

142 Despite all of the attention on FJB flying Hunter to China on AF1 to meet with Chinese business partners, Nancy flew her son to Taiwan to meet with his Taiwanese business partners on her government jet. Just to rub our noses in it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 08:33 AM (hwoGt)

143
High capacity magazine —50 rounds of Ava Maria.
Posted by: 7man at August 15, 2022 08:31 AM (qwO6y)

__________

Actually 53.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 08:33 AM (1Nxff)

144 We are in the 'Arrest this man !' phase of the story
Next comes 'Round them up !'

Posted by: McCool at August 15, 2022 08:33 AM (BqBIh)

145 Caesar playing for keeps?

Which one?

If the author is talking about Julius, it was the Senators who were playing for keeps and instead inaugurated the thing they feared most - Emperor.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:33 AM (elNDz)

146 131. Ya know how the deep state thinks. Arrest Trump, and allow GOP to take congress. Blackmail congress . Objective get Trump all costs

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (WY8d2)

147 Hiya Skip's phone !

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (T4tVD)

148 As some of you might remember, my sibling just graduated from the FBI academy last week with a big ceremony in DC. My sibling and family was chosen to have their picture taken with Christopher Wray. My dad being part of the family there, who's in his late 80s, met him. Not recognizing Wray's name, my dad said to him, "the only FBI director I know and remember is J. Edgar Hoover." LOL

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (sVtYq)

149 He should have said: "The entire "justice system" is just as bad, so why focus solely on FBI?" When the courts declined to drop the Flynn persecution, despite the DOJ trying to do so, it was clear how corrupt it all is.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (ZUirk)

Wanting to shine a light on the cockroaches in the justice system - the corrupt judges, prosecutors, etc. might be able to draw in some BLM sympathizers who were never fans of the socialist aspect of the movement.

Giving them another explanation for the same phenomenon might do us a world of good, especially when it stats spreading by word of mouth.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (Unq4t)

150 Any politician in congress who has college debt (themselves or their family) with the government should recuse themselves in a vote to forgive the debt. They make plenty of money to pay it back. Bunch of Bums.
Posted by: Case

Lol. They will vote to forgive their own debt, then vote to give themselves a raise to compensate for the inflation caused by their previous votes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (hwoGt)

151 I like where this discussion is headed, de-emphasizing the chemical and shifting to defining the source of contentment (happiness), but while raising some interesting thoughts, this article barely scratches the surface. By naming Virtues as the source of contentment, the author starts to frame the cure for depression into a matter of personal ownership, but stops short of saying that those virtues of morality, compassion, integrity, and others are the bedrock of Judeo-Christian teachings and beliefs.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:07 AM (kXYt5)

I believe that Psychiatry took a huge wrong turn when it began to emphasize drugs and other chemical "cures", as if the mind was just some machine to be tweaked with a few wizard's potions. That's not to say there's no use for them; but in the majority of cases, they never come close to addressing the actual root of the problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (r46W7)

152 Second, the FBI was grabbing privileged communications between Trump and his legal team, so that they can illegally intervene. This is the more serious crime that the FBI has committed.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (lTGtQ)
++++
They thoroughly destroyed the idea of attorney/client privilege with the Michael Cohen raid back toward the beginning of this. They raid the lawyers of political enemies pretty regularly at this point.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:35 AM (WWh8n)

153 High capacity magazine —50 rounds of Ava Maria.
Posted by: 7man
__________

Actually 53.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

53, 54 - whatever it takes.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 08:35 AM (LsEU/)

154
I'm happy to hear about that denunciation of the Rosary. Now I'm determined to say it every day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 08:35 AM (1Nxff)

155 "I've had to come to grips with the end of the Republic. It's all being shoved in our faces, and the coming arrest of the President, cheered on (most irritatingly) by NeverTrumpers, will make it clear to anyone still thinking "we can get through this".
No, "we" can't."
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 08:24 AM (PYcVG)

I'm in the same camp. I believe we're just witnesses of the dying days of western civilization. I have no idea how it all ends. All I know is we don't have enough strong men to lead us out of this.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 15, 2022 08:36 AM (qH6FZ)

156 Joe Mannix,
I would agree that trust for all of the federal government is going down.

In a feral state, no one trusts any institution nor organization and it becomes smash and grab if one sees any opportunity to grab what one wants--power, sex, or money.

The problem with the Frankfurt School is that it basically taught the Communists to take charge from within instead of Marx's forceful revolution. The contradiction is that the Frankfurt School envisaged its governance as successful and never created the hardened revolutionaries that traditional Marxian revolutions, win or lose, created. So while the Frankfurt managerial termites killed Western organization and institution, they have no credibility to create replacements for them for the Brave New World. Essentially, they have become the brittle state ripe for a coup or popular uprising against them and incapable of getting the trust of the society to quash them.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:36 AM (CXr4y)

157 Garland is your typical Harvard Lawyer. Chief Judge of Dc. Appeals. Thought he was part of the Greek Gods of the Capital.

McConnell treats him like the bag of shit he is in 2016. Humiliates him

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:36 AM (WY8d2)

158 From now until midterms it will be Trump vs the State legalpalooza over the documents and America gets screwed harder by the Uniparty.

Hard to care anymore about things one cannot control.

Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 08:37 AM (4h9M3)

159 The garbage elite do all of these illegal grifterish things out in the open because they know they'll get away with it. It is becoming more overt now and the disconnect between DC and the average American has become a chasm so wide that the parts will never meet again.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (flINI)

160 155. Yes. Technology keeps us passive. Blacks are the only ones with guts to fight for their cause

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (WY8d2)

161 Actress who cosplays as Joan of Arc as Galadriel in Amazon's abomination called Rings of Power is calling anyone who criticizes the anti-Tolkien idea of a black dwarf racist and must get off her web-page, in fact the whole Internet.
Posted by: Anna Puma

That should boost ratings.
Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:30 AM (cY9wR)
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As I said on a previous thread. LOTR: Rings of Power is going to be an EPIC fail of gargantuan proportions. Of course, millions of people will tune in just to see how bad it's going to be and they'll spin it as a success.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (YIVH2)

162 I believe that Psychiatry took a huge wrong turn when it began to emphasize drugs and other chemical "cures", as if the mind was just some machine to be tweaked with a few wizard's potions. That's not to say there's no use for them; but in the majority of cases, they never come close to addressing the actual root of the problem.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (r46W7)

Like most other problems in human society, the root is hubris - the assumption by an educated few that yes, they are indeed powerful enough to solve intractable problems that have existed since the dawn of man.

No matter how often they find out that they aren't, they want to believe, so they continue to do so.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (Unq4t)

163 If you're gonna have black or dark skinned characters in Tolkien World, it makes sense for an Elf or Human, or even a Halfling... but Dwarfs? They're subterranean. It makes zero sense. If you're gonna do a thing, at least think about it for a second or two, jeez.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (/EuRN)

164 The revelations that the same FBI agents that raided Mar-a-Lago were in on the RussiaGate hoax isn't surprising. The FBI has a core of corrupted agents and managing infrastructure they sic on any political opponent, sometimes without permission.

Other agents are groomed for different situations. The political ops require a certain level of compliance and obedience to the left. They all have that, but other skills are obviously necessary as well.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 08:39 AM (BFigT)

165 WSJ on Rushdie attacker:
"authorities said they have yet to determine a motive
for the attack against the man targeted by Iran’s leader more than 30 years ago."

Guess we'll never know ...

Posted by: McCool at August 15, 2022 08:39 AM (BqBIh)

166 The problem with the Frankfurt School is that it basically taught the Communists to take charge from within instead of Marx's forceful revolution. The contradiction is that the Frankfurt School envisaged its governance as successful and never created the hardened revolutionaries that traditional Marxian revolutions, win or lose, created. So while the Frankfurt managerial termites killed Western organization and institution, they have no credibility to create replacements for them for the Brave New World. Essentially, they have become the brittle state ripe for a coup or popular uprising against them and incapable of getting the trust of the society to quash them.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:36 AM (CXr4y)
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Yup. The flaw in their plan is the same flaw that all communist systems share. They can take over, but their system doesn't work and you get, at best (if everyone is honorable and smart and competent and trustworthy and just and truly makes every effort, at all times, to work for the good of the people) ineffective and disastrous mismanagement resulting in failure. At worst you get killing fields and cadres slaughtering everyone who can read.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:39 AM (WWh8n)

167 Does Weasel know about this?

The Maryland Machine Gun Club and they had Drachinifel as a guest. He got to fire a Bren, a Maxim, an MG-42, and even an M-2.

https://youtu.be/9m4Dmj0PNg0

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:40 AM (elNDz)

168 Austria has been handing itself over to the muslims for a couple decades now, so I really couldn't care less what form of government they pretend to have in place when the muzzies finally take over.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:40 AM (r46W7)

169 The revelations that the same FBI agents that raided Mar-a-Lago were in on the RussiaGate hoax isn't surprising. The FBI has a core of corrupted agents and managing infrastructure they sic on any political opponent, sometimes without permission.

Other agents are groomed for different situations. The political ops require a certain level of compliance and obedience to the left. They all have that, but other skills are obviously necessary as well.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 15, 2022 08:39 AM (BFigT)
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They have a corps of specially-trained, specifically-corrupt political agents. The rest of them are specially-trained and specifically-corrupted for other purposes. There are probably more than few general-purpose corrupt agents, too. Maybe even the majority of them are generalists, but directed by specialists.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:42 AM (WWh8n)

170 California is set to tear the shit out of its Capitol building and create some glass monstrosity. It will take years and create chaos on top of the existing chaos of traffic, crime, and homelessness.

And cost a bazillion bucks.
They deserve it and I live here but they deserve it.

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 08:42 AM (Y274z)

171 AOC and the squad all have student loan debt. The one from Boston owes close to 500k. Confirmed that none of them paid back a dime during the payment freeze, even though they make 200k

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:42 AM (WY8d2)

172 ...and here you thought armor-clad IRS stormtroopers engaging in Dynamic Asset Recovery was an improbable idea for dystopian novels.

Posted by: Yor, Hunter From The Future at August 15, 2022 08:42 AM (R5ub8)

173 It may all come down to the question of whether we live under a Woke or non Woke tyranny in the future.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 08:42 AM (Vr12I)

174

Well black dwarves, ain't no use laying around getting a suntan, ain't going to do you no good no how... here, take this shovel and put it to good use...

Posted by: Mr. Taggart at August 15, 2022 08:42 AM (7DYli)

175 "so far 14 FBI whistleblowers have come to his office to report corrupt actions at the DOJ/FBI on a range of issues."

Only a lot more of this should be the only way the FBI is allowed to survive in its current form. Else break it up, scatter the new HQs out to the states. AND DENY PENSIONS.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 15, 2022 08:43 AM (i0slg)

176 hahahahah
Pfizer CEO Bourla has Covid and releases the usual hostage tweet.

https://tinyurl.com/2zl47pr8

Posted by: McCool at August 15, 2022 08:43 AM (BqBIh)

177 A glass edifice?

How close is Sacramento to the San Andreas again? Also how well stocked are people with slingshot ammo?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:43 AM (elNDz)

178 Austria has been handing itself over to the muslims for a couple decades now, so I really couldn't care less what form of government they pretend to have in place when the muzzies finally take over.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:40 AM (r46W7)
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Neither do I. That is not universally true. I do care about what form of government the French and British will pretend to have in place after the final takeover, because those countries (at least) are nuclear armed.

They might be able to finish colonizing and take Europe's nukes as their own before the Iranians are able to effectively deliver weapons on targets.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:43 AM (WWh8n)

179 170. California is gone. They only survive because all of all the Fed Military money

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:43 AM (WY8d2)

180 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law

*******

Let's think about that word 'unfounded' for a bit. Because THAT is the key.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:44 AM (kXYt5)

181 Kash Patel and Devin Nunes were on with Maria Bartiromo yesterday to discuss the FBI raid. Both of them still work for Trump in different capacities so if you want to know what Trump World thinks the raid is about this is a very good segment.

Spoiler: It's about Spygate and much more government corruption and Trump's attempt to expose it.

https://tinyurl.com/39m89m8s

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 08:45 AM (ZLI7S)

182 The Post Millennial
@TPostMillennial

Actor Laurence Fox has released a new documentary to show parents just what they are up against with the infiltration of gender ideology into schools.

https://tinyurl.com/2af8erpt

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 08:45 AM (NpAcC)

183 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law


Question authority
resist

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:45 AM (cY9wR)

184 #166
Our schools are graduating people that are functional illiterates. Is that to save them from being slaughtered by our future commie masters?

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 08:45 AM (Y274z)

185 One of the reasons that IRS turnover is so great is that society from time immemorial hates tax collectors and that extends to their families.

The Feebs have brought that level of societal opprobrium down upon themselves and the average agent and family is going to pay the price.
Posted by: whig


Not seeing the problem.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (nyNes)

186 That Michael Walsh column has a list of grievances worthy of any Declaration of Independence, and yet still managed to miss some - not his fault, just that that there are so many.

Have to add in the chemical, surgical, and mental mutilation of our children.

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (fWbjv)

187 180 Unfounded attacks on the integrity of the FBI erode respect for the rule of law

Let's think about that word 'unfounded' for a bit. Because THAT is the key.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:44 AM (kXYt5)

I have a problem with the term" rule of law" as it is used by them, here.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (Vr12I)

188 In about two weeks we will find out how truly awful Rings of Power is as Amazon releases it on the anniversary of Tolkien's death.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (elNDz)

189 Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (r46W7)

Big Pharma turned Psychiatry on its head (no pun intended) when it introduced psychopharms to the public and came up with the "chemical imbalance" mantra. People loved it: just pop a happy pill. No need to put any effort into making yourself better.
Traditional psychiatry is dead. Prescription pad psychiatry is thriving together with Big Pharma.

Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (4h9M3)

190 As I said on a previous thread. LOTR: Rings of Power is going to be an EPIC fail of gargantuan proportions. Of course, millions of people will tune in just to see how bad it's going to be and they'll spin it as a success.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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Too late. Bezos is basically proving that conglomerates do not work but instead consume profits that should be going to investors. Amazon makes most of its money from AWS computing--not entertainment and it appears that selling goods is taking a downturn in profit again. His Blue Origin seems mainly successful in pursuing lawsuits. At a certain point, retailers that get involved in other things would do better to split and spin off rather than consume profits in the pointless quest for synergy. A conglomerate investment structure like Berkshire can work if you leave the companies independent of each other but even Buffet's fabled touch seems to be relying more and more on government largesse than business acumen.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (CXr4y)

191 Judge Dredd > FBI

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:47 AM (elNDz)

192 humorous story about Emilia "Wanda" Sykes suing her school.

It seems the university figured out she didn't actually win the "Miss Tuskeegee" contest, after they mistakenly awarded it to her, and so (of course!) she sued for mental distress when they pulled her crown.

Now, she is running for Congress.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 08:47 AM (zyQRb)

193 73
The only way to bring it about is to do away with man and replace him with something else. Some sort of automata.

They're literally death cultists. Man must be killed for New Man to rise.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)
__________________________________
The 'transitioning' to a New Man appears to be working, for now at least, as evidenced in universities, media, government, churches and elsewhere.

C.S. Lewis had his finger on the pulse of how this was already happening in his time. See "The Abolition of Man" for example.

Difficult times indeed with so many of these New Men running around destroying everything they see.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 08:47 AM (fs1hN)

194 Not seeing the problem.

Posted by: rickb223
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That also assumes that the states and local government can rise to the challenge to provide law and order against transnational criminals and espionage.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:48 AM (CXr4y)

195 One of the reasons that IRS turnover is so great is that society from time immemorial hates tax collectors and that extends to their families.

Because from time immemorial, people in those positions abused the fuck out of it, and anyone downrange of them.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 08:48 AM (cY9wR)

196 All that stuff in the boxes could fit on a thumb drive.

Since he declassified it why doesn't he publish it?

WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO LOSE?

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 08:48 AM (Y274z)

197 Also, the Margot Cleveland story this morning adds another name to the list of people willing to destroy the republic to get the Bad Orange Man.

Posted by: motionview, a National Divorcee at August 15, 2022 08:48 AM (fWbjv)

198 I wish that maL had a two-tiered security camera system.

FBI: Turn these cameras off!

MaL security: THOSE cameras? Sure thing, *Click*

FBI: Thanks

MaL security: Glad to help.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:49 AM (1n+EO)

199 People loved it: just pop a happy pill. No need to put any effort into making yourself better.


I wish.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 08:49 AM (45fpk)

200 I will be generous and say we can at best expect to triple production to 3M a year. If we need 300M to be produced (300M / 3M/year = 100 years), that means that it will take 100 years just to replace all the vehicles on the road.

No do the power grid maths!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:49 AM (BRHaw)

201 The 'transitioning' to a New Man appears to be working, for now at least, as evidenced in universities, media, government, churches and elsewhere.

C.S. Lewis had his finger on the pulse of how this was already happening in his time. See "The Abolition of Man" for example.

Difficult times indeed with so many of these New Men running around destroying everything they see.

Posted by: Chuck Martel
------------------------------------
As Eliot termed them, they are hollow men and despite all the hoopla, they respond to the same drives--sex, money, and power over others. Ecclesiastes told them, there is nothing new under the sun thousands of years ago. There is no "new" man--only old wine in new wineskins.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:50 AM (CXr4y)

202 Dog catches monkey pox from French gay owners

https://tinyurl.com/4fxsvak2

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 08:50 AM (NpAcC)

203 Repeat film recommendation: If you can track down a copy of it/place that will stream it, watch the French documentary* "It's Hard Being Loved by Jerks."

It follows the Charlie Hebdo team as they fight a lawsuit over publishing the Dutch Mohammed cartoons along with a new one drawn by their resident cartoonist, Sharb. These arrogant. puerile frogs fought harder for free speech than most other Western journalist, and with good humor and wit. And now most of them are dead.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2022 08:50 AM (I/doM)

204 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 08:50 AM (u82oZ)

205 200 I will be generous and say we can at best expect to triple production to 3M a year. If we need 300M to be produced (300M / 3M/year = 100 years), that means that it will take 100 years just to replace all the vehicles on the road.

No do the power grid maths!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:49 AM (BRHaw)

None of this is about producing actual results. It is about producing chaos.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 08:51 AM (Vr12I)

206 The left thinks all this crap will work because to this point no one is stopping them.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 08:51 AM (ESjRY)

207 189 Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:34 AM (r46W7)

Big Pharma turned Psychiatry on its head (no pun intended) when it introduced psychopharms to the public and came up with the "chemical imbalance" mantra. People loved it: just pop a happy pill. No need to put any effort into making yourself better.
Traditional psychiatry is dead. Prescription pad psychiatry is thriving together with Big Pharma.
Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (4h9M3)

Better a gram than to give a damn!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:51 AM (BRHaw)

208 >>Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.


Will do, Salty!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (I/doM)

209 Our schools are graduating people that are functional illiterates. Is that to save them from being slaughtered by our future commie masters?
Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 08:45 AM (Y274z)
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Nah, they're graduating functional illiterates, but those illiterates are ideologically pure. Those guys *are* the future commie masters.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (WWh8n)

210 Better a gram than to give a damn!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:51 AM (BRHaw)


I take grams and I give multiple damns. I avail myself of any tool in the box.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (45fpk)

211 No-Talent Pervert Scumbag Midget Al Franken Endorses Liz-ard Cheney in Wyoming Primary
________
His standards are slipping. He used to grope hot girls, like the one that got him in trouble.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (TgBWG)

212 Ecclesiastes told them, there is nothing new under the sun thousands of years ago.

When I talk with lefty LIVs they are often *shocked* that whatever idea they are trumpeting has been tried before and yielded poor results.

However, they've been trained in how to respond..."this time will be different because the right people are in charge!"

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (ESjRY)

213 Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (1n+EO)

214 Thank you J.J. Much appreciated. Given your news on "all the marbles", may your new dwelling have wide fields of fire, plenty of concrete around the perimeter, hungry coyotes, sites for L-shaped ambushes, and good bagels.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 08:53 AM (u82oZ)

215 201 The 'transitioning' to a New Man appears to be working, for now at least, as evidenced in universities, media, government, churches and elsewhere.
------------------------------------
As Eliot termed them, they are hollow men and despite all the hoopla, they respond to the same drives--sex, money, and power over others. Ecclesiastes told them, there is nothing new under the sun thousands of years ago. There is no "new" man--only old wine in new wineskins.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:50 AM (CXr4y)
The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis uses the idea of “Men Without Chests” to symbolize human beings who lack what Lewis sees as “right sentiments,” or emotions that properly align with logical reasoning. Lewis argues that “The head rules the belly through the chest”—or, in other words, that human beings are properly governed by “emotions [the belly] organized by trained habit [the head, or reason] into stable sentiments [the chest

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:54 AM (BRHaw)

216 That also assumes that the states and local government can rise to the challenge to provide law and order against transnational criminals and espionage.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:48 AM (CXr4y)
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I suspect that they'll be able to at least as well as the FBI. The FBI has too many other priorities. Whatever minimal good work the FBI might do in its actual mission, it is nowhere near enough to offset their extracurricular activities.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:54 AM (WWh8n)

217 yep

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:54 AM (WY8d2)

218 Let's think about that word 'unfounded' for a bit. Because THAT is the key.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:44 AM (kXYt5)

If its unfounded, then its lost, right ?

Posted by: JT at August 15, 2022 08:54 AM (T4tVD)

219 Whoa! In before the art! Life has become quite different since I have to get up at the crackodawn to walk the mad puppy. I do enjoy sunrise walks this time of year. It's not hot out, and the light streaks across the yard and the pasture, lighting up trunks, and branches from underneath. We see critters and hear birdsong, an occasional deer. All before I even get to have a cup of coffee.

Well, guess I'll go see what JJ has dug up for us today. Only the finest news.

Posted by: mindful webworker - my dog walks me every morning at August 15, 2022 08:54 AM (IkLDu)

220 Electric vehicles?

In Neom's vision of The Line and Humanity, Monty Python's council flats in a tower with built in abattoir might seem prosaic. And there would be no need for private vehicles of any sort. With everything under the supervision/management of AIs. What could ever go wrong?

For you science fiction writers, the answer of course is everything. Right HAL Nine Zero Zero Zero?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:55 AM (elNDz)

221 To be fair to the FBI, the KGB never had to deal with public criticism.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 08:55 AM (eGTCV)

222 People loved it: just pop a happy pill. No need to put any effort into making yourself better.


If they pass 'em out like they pain meds, good fucking luck getting some happy pills.

Post gall bladder surgery in the hospital - 2 ibuprofen.

Damn near de-gloved my thumb - stitches and ibuprofen.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 08:55 AM (nyNes)

223 "As I said on a previous thread. LOTR: Rings of Power is going to be an EPIC fail of gargantuan proportions. Of course, millions of people will tune in just to see how bad it's going to be and they'll spin it as a success.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel"


The movie trilogy was pretty bad but I still liked them for the battle scenes. The story and characters were incomprehensible to anybody that did not read the books, seemed like a bunch of random scenes strung together. Plus lots of cringe scenes that left me saying WTF?

Posted by: Ripley at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (MxEKc)

224 Internal Radical Service

When my dad submitted his taxes every year, he always took quiet satisfaction from addressing the envelope by hand, to the "Infernal Revenue Service."

Posted by: Half Dozen at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (No+Pg)

225 163 If you're gonna have black or dark skinned characters in Tolkien World, it makes sense for an Elf or Human, or even a Halfling... but Dwarfs? They're subterranean. It makes zero sense. If you're gonna do a thing, at least think about it for a second or two, jeez.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (/EuRN)

If I was writing that show, I would make a big deal of building up the black dwarf, and then in first great battle I would have them charge out in front of everyone - and then get their head split open by an axe immediately. And then Durin would sigh and say "aye, it's always the black dwarf that gets it first."

oh and make sure the black dwarf has cornrows and gold chains around their neck.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (r46W7)

226 Deep State wants no more future rebels. Putting any National Republican on notice. Trump is the example. Back to the Rino's

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (WY8d2)

227 To be fair to the FBI, the KGB never had to deal with public criticism.
Posted by: N.L. Urker

Not for long anyway.

Posted by: zombie Lavrenty Beria at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (cY9wR)

228 Recently unearthed government records show that health officials at the CDC coordinated with Big Tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to advise them on what kind of content to flag as misinformation on their sites. Those platforms either removed, suppressed or added warning labels to thousands of pieces of content that contradicted CDC guidance throughout the pandemic, a study found.

Who did not know this was happening??

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (BRHaw)

229 >>The 'transitioning' to a New Man appears to be working, for now at least, as evidenced in universities, media, government, churches and elsewhere.


Not my church.
Probably why the attendance has probably quadrupled in the past 2.5 years, nd they've moved to a huge new location, added a satellite campus, and are now going about creating a private K-12 school.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (I/doM)

230 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

School starts for me tomorrow. Summer vacation is over.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (u82oZ)

231 Oh, some more thoughtishness, about our Morning Reporter:

JJ's move away from NYC feels so strange. His travels in the city, his view of the WTC, just regular life in the Big City that we got to share vicariously - now as relegated to the Past as our life decades ago in Chicago. Ex-urban is a different state of mind, but I'll bet it will take a while for deep-NYC JJ to change much.

Also been meaning to say, I keep thinking, the worse the news, the better JJ's fiery reports. Silver lining.

Posted by: mindful webworker - I went to college in Wisconsin.... at August 15, 2022 08:57 AM (IkLDu)

232 The black dwarf princess has golden Doritos on her vestments...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 08:57 AM (elNDz)

233 Karol Markowicz: "No one has been fired for this dereliction of duty. No one has even been openly chastised for allowing a special-interest group to control our health-care policy. This alone is why the CDC must go."
Too Little, Too Late: Disband the CDC Now

Not just the CDC, but most major government agencies. Trump may never get a fair hearing in Palm Beach, FL. He won't ever get a fair hearing in DC. The only way to break the power in DC is to scatter all the agency HQs across the USA - get them out of DC. If Trump, or DeSantis, or the GOP doesn't do anything about this FIRST, then nothing else they do will stick, or succeed.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 15, 2022 08:57 AM (YcvYE)

234 163 If you're gonna have black or dark skinned characters in Tolkien World, it makes sense for an Elf or Human, or even a Halfling... but Dwarfs? They're subterranean. It makes zero sense. If you're gonna do a thing, at least think about it for a second or two, jeez.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 15, 2022 08:38 AM (/EuRN)
__________________

C'mon man, it's just a fantasy world. And we're going with our fantasy of a strong black female dwarf. Suck it Tolkien fans.
-Amazon Show Runners

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 08:57 AM (fs1hN)

235 Yup. The flaw in their plan is the same flaw that all communist systems share. They can take over, but their system doesn't work and you get, at best (if everyone is honorable and smart and competent and trustworthy and just and truly makes every effort, at all times, to work for the good of the people) ineffective and disastrous mismanagement resulting in failure. At worst you get killing fields and cadres slaughtering everyone who can read.

Posted by: Joe Mannix
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That is why the lack of hardened revolutionaries hurts regimes filled with Frankfurt School types. They know how to weasel and how to direct coercion against individuals--they do not know how to control a society. That is why the Warsaw Pact countries, despite Commies having decades to create coercive structures and internal spying agencies, fell apart. It was an imposed government from above (USSR) and not an organic government fitting the culture. Bureaucrats, by and large, give orders--they do not dirty their hands themselves. Killing mass numbers of people required those with hardened souls.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:57 AM (CXr4y)

236 Really. Trump voters are trying to defend Minas Tirith right now. With a million deep state orcs marching

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 08:57 AM (WY8d2)

237 Great weekend. We spent time with friends whose daughter just got engaged to a FA18 pilot assigned to the Abraham Lincoln. His squadron returned after a 7 month cruise to the South China Sea and he proposed to her on the tarmac, after they landed. His squadron leader's wife made sure a photographer caught the whole incredible scene, and the other wives brought champagne and flowers. The Navy still has pretty great unit cohesion and spirit.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 08:58 AM (zyQRb)

238 The Feds skipped right past the Rubicon and went directly to "Con the Rubes"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:58 AM (kXYt5)

239 "School starts for me tomorrow. Summer vacation is over."

Today is our first day.

It is glorious.
Beaches and pools will be empty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 08:58 AM (1n+EO)

240 Big Pharma turned Psychiatry on its head (no pun intended) when it introduced psychopharms to the public and came up with the "chemical imbalance" mantra. People loved it: just pop a happy pill. No need to put any effort into making yourself better.
Traditional psychiatry is dead. Prescription pad psychiatry is thriving together with Big Pharma.
Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 08:46 AM (4h9M3)
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I used to work with a guy who's wife was a pharma salesman. His coffee mug had the once-common illustrated egg that was used as the marketing mascot for Zoloft, an antidepressant (SSRI).* The coffee mug had that egg mascot on it and the words "Have a Zoloft Morning." I found it grotesque at the time and still do now.

* Zoloft was a big hit for its developer and manufacturer (Pfizer). Close to 40 million people take it as of 2019.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:59 AM (WWh8n)

241 The black dwarf princess has golden Doritos on her vestments...
Posted by: Anna Puma

She has a chip on her shoulder?

Posted by: zombie Lavrenty Beria at August 15, 2022 08:59 AM (cY9wR)

242 >>All that stuff in the boxes could fit on a thumb drive.

>>Since he declassified it why doesn't he publish it?

>>WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO LOSE?

In late June Trump appointed Kash Patel and John Solomon as his representatives to the National Archives to start digging through more documents. I think that's what triggered the warrant, they started worrying that Trump would do just what you said.

If you listen to the Patel/Nunes interview Trump didn't just declassify the Spygate documents, he declassified the Hillary email scandal documents and much more.

We've known that they have been lying to us for years but we don't have all of the actual proof and at least half the country still thinks we are the corrupt ones. Those documents might not bring their whole corrupt enterprise tumbling down but it sure as hell would blow a hole in their claims of righteousness.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 08:59 AM (ZLI7S)

243 Daily Mail-
Jubilant Taliban celebrate 'victory' outside abandoned US embassy and declare a national holiday one year after re-taking control of Afghanistan - as regime crushes women's rights and nation slides into poverty.

https://tinyurl.com/4yue2j72

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 08:59 AM (NpAcC)

244 The Feds skipped right past the Rubicon and went directly to "Con the Rubes"
Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 08:58 AM (kXYt5)
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Muldoon, you're brilliant

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:00 AM (zyQRb)

245 as regime crushes women's rights and nation slides into poverty.

https://tinyurl.com/4yue2j72
Posted by: redridinghood

In the US or Afghanistan?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:00 AM (hwoGt)

246 206
>>the left thinks all this crap will work...>>

Because it does, in fact.

Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 09:00 AM (4h9M3)

247 "Self-awareness is not one of the Cheneys’ strengths."
Have the Cheneys Forgotten the Deep State Hit on Scooter Libby?

Donald Trump did for Cheney what W did not, and this is the thanks he gets?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (YcvYE)

248 >>If you're gonna do a thing, at least think about it for a second or two, jeez.

Apparently, her role is fairly small, but she is absolutely dominating all of the press appearances? All she can talk about is representation, redressing past non-diversity crimes, and so on. Nerdrotic has some funny clips of a castmates face as she yammers on and on (in the opening minutes):

https://tinyurl.com/3pxvnz28

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (I/doM)

249 [From the Michael Walsh quote:] "The country is on fire," Trump reportedly wrote to Garland in a message sent after the raid. "What can I do to reduce the heat?"

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WTAF? Please tell me this isn't true.

Ayn Rand called this the "sanction of the victim." This is battered-conservative syndrome. "What can I do to make you stop intentionally destroying the country and to stop beating & crucifying me and my supporters?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (GWDTR)

250 Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (I/doM)
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I added 'church' when I thought about what's happening under Pope Francis, all the appointments and promotions of what appear to be, to me anyway, of "New Men". Cardinal Cupich for example.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (fs1hN)

251 216 That also assumes that the states and local government can rise to the challenge to provide law and order against transnational criminals and espionage.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 08:48 AM (CXr4y)
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I suspect that they'll be able to at least as well as the FBI. The FBI has too many other priorities. Whatever minimal good work the FBI might do in its actual mission, it is nowhere near enough to offset their extracurricular activities.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 08:54 AM (WWh8n)

I've come to the conclusiong that taking its record over the years, the CIA has done far more harm to the US than it ever did good. What secrets do we have that the Chinese don't know about today, a lot of it FROM their assets inside the CIA?

Abolish it, and the FBI. Whatever replaced them could not possible do a worse job than they're doing, even if the answer is "nothing".

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (r46W7)

252 Zoloft was a big hit for its developer and manufacturer (Pfizer). Close to 40 million people take it as of 2019.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Late wifey took Zoloft, as well as many other meds. I often thought it funny that many of the stated possible side effects were those very conditions that she was trying to alleviate.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (LsEU/)

253 Wow! This thread went full Tolkien faster than yesterday's Book Thread. That's almost inconceivable.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (kXYt5)

254 In the US or Afghanistan?

Embrace the scary power of the word "and"

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (elNDz)

255 as regime crushes women's rights and nation slides into poverty.


I thought that was the default position.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 09:02 AM (45fpk)

256
as regime crushes women's rights and nation slides into poverty.

__________

"Slides into poverty"? How can anyone tell?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 09:02 AM (1Nxff)

257 Probably an adamantine chip

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:02 AM (elNDz)

258 When I talk with lefty LIVs they are often *shocked* that whatever idea they are trumpeting has been tried before and yielded poor results.

However, they've been trained in how to respond..."this time will be different because the right people are in charge!"

Posted by: 18-1
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The world cares not for their 'good intentions', only for results. The results of the 'right people' has been disastrous and the possibility of a very cold winter in Euro land without heat might cause sportiness. In the US, we shall see what the fall brings and widespread election fraud with stolen elections is one of the things globally that leads to citizen unrest.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:02 AM (CXr4y)

259 Flipping channels landed on Grindhouse: Planet Terror.

Rose McGowan's best work. Stripper with M203 leg.

This struck me though - Bruce Willis's character is named Muldoon.

Posted by: blaster at August 15, 2022 09:02 AM (6TxNR)

260 "Self-awareness is not one of the Cheneys’ strengths."
Have the Cheneys Forgotten the Deep State Hit on Scooter Libby?

Donald Trump did for Cheney what W did not, and this is the thanks he gets?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 15, 2022 09:01 AM (YcvYE)

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It's a big club, and Donny TwoScoops is too orange to be allowed in it.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 15, 2022 09:03 AM (GWDTR)

261 Nazis conscripted their killers.

But granted a few hardened souls created the edifice. After that it was just plugging in conscripts. If they bitched they got sent to the Eastern Front.

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 09:03 AM (Y274z)

262 146 Arrest Trump, and allow GOP to take congress. Blackmail congress . Objective get Trump all costs

RedWave ™ = 30 pieces of silver
I won’t be contributing to the payoff

Posted by: FIB = KGB at August 15, 2022 09:03 AM (YTBIQ)

263 No-Talent Pervert Scumbag Midget Al Franken...

Oh...is he starring in LOTR: The Rings of Power as Pervy the Dwarf King?

If not, boy, did Amazon miss an easy lay-up?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2022 09:03 AM (5NkmN)

264 Larry Elder: "Where is the concern about 'election deniers' when the Left cries foul?"

I'm done with Larry Elder. If he really wanted to do something about politics in CA, he should be using his perch as the most prominent Republican in the state to attempt to dismantle the CA GOP that did everything they could to kneecap him in the special election. If he decides to hawk Relief Factor instead of cleaning up the state GOP, he's useless.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (YcvYE)

265 Trump: I want all of these documents declassified and released.

Grinell: Well... I'm letting all of the relevant agencies look at it to make redactions.

Still redacting

Still redacting

Oops, Trump isn't president anymore. Can't release them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (hwoGt)

266 Spoiler: It's about Spygate and much more government corruption and Trump's attempt to expose it.

https://tinyurl.com/39m89m8s
Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 08:45 AM (ZLI7S)

Very good. A circular, perverse, self-fulfilling, never-ending prosecution. Truly dystopian.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (H8QX8)

267 "I thought that was the default position."

Yup


Bad Luck strikes again.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (1n+EO)

268 The 'transitioning' to a New Man appears to be working, for now at least, as evidenced in universities, media, government, churches and elsewhere.

We are DEVO... Are we not Men?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (BOmIL)

269 168 Austria has been handing itself over to the muslims for a couple decades now, so I really couldn't care less what form of government they pretend to have in place when the muzzies finally take over.
Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 08:40 AM (r46W7)


Many years ago, on a trip to Vienna, Momma Sefton had a nice laugh when she saw the place crawling with the Islamos. She was a guest of the SS in the labor brigades, forced to clear bomb damage. There's also the memory of the Jews just after the Anschluss in '38 forced to clean the streets with tooth brushes as they were jeered at.

Fuck Vienna.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (x0n13)

270 Rings of Power has a winking and almost smirking dwarf... really want him to start channeling Joel Gray's character from Cabaret.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (elNDz)

271 It's obvious the Cheney's just regarded their 'friend' Scooter Libby to just be a useful idiot tool.

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (Y274z)

272 266 Very good. A circular, perverse, self-fulfilling, never-ending prosecution. Truly dystopian.
Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (H8QX

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And yet, not a single kangaroo involved.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:06 AM (LvTSG)

273 228 Recently unearthed government records show that health officials at the CDC coordinated with Big Tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to advise them on what kind of content to flag as misinformation on their sites. Those platforms either removed, suppressed or added warning labels to thousands of pieces of content that contradicted CDC guidance throughout the pandemic, a study found.

Who did not know this was happening??
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 08:56 AM (BRH

It's leading me to develop a hardened soul.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:06 AM (r46W7)

274 I can't believe I forgot JJ's birthday AGAIN.

Basz meg

Posted by: Apologetic Miklos at August 15, 2022 09:06 AM (LyVHa)

275 She was a guest of the SS in the labor brigades, forced to clear bomb damage.


How horrid, JJ.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 15, 2022 09:06 AM (45fpk)

276 Wow! This thread went full Tolkien faster than yesterday's Book Thread. That's almost inconceivable.
Posted by: Muldoon

We're creatures of hobbit

Posted by: Frito Baggins at August 15, 2022 09:06 AM (cY9wR)

277 Oops, Trump isn't president anymore. Can't release them.

Oddly this is something that most business leaders understand how to do...set a hard deadline.

You have...36 hours to redact what you want from those documents. Then we publish them. And if the important information is redacted you will be fired, arrested, and I will release the originals.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 09:06 AM (ESjRY)

278 269 Many years ago, on a trip to Vienna, Momma Sefton had a nice laugh when she saw the place crawling with the Islamos. She was a guest of the SS in the labor brigades, forced to clear bomb damage. There's also the memory of the Jews just after the Anschluss in '38 forced to clean the streets with tooth brushes as they were jeered at.

Fuck Vienna.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (x0n13)

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You and Billy Wilder have more in common than I realized.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:07 AM (LvTSG)

279 Victor Davis Hanson: "Is the attorney general disingenuous or simply naïve?"

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ShainS' Law: "Never attribute to ignorance, stupidity, loyalty, and/or incompetence what can be ascribed to evil."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 15, 2022 09:07 AM (AYpIl)

280 The Babylon Bee took over the front page of the Boston Globe on Sunday, writing "Biden is a bit of a superhero" on the economy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:07 AM (zyQRb)

281 >>I added 'church' when I thought about what's happening under Pope Francis, all the appointments and promotions of what appear to be, to me anyway, of "New Men". Cardinal Cupich for example.


Yeah, amazing how differently Christianity is preached depending on the denomination and it's priests or pastors?

My former Episcopalian church is lost, and the state's bishop is. . . well, won't go there. She's more interested in selling her biography and bonding with like bishops IYKWIM than leading.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 15, 2022 09:07 AM (I/doM)

282
Fuck Vienna.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (x0n13)

___________

The most hardened, vicious Nazis were Austrians. Including the guy at the top

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 15, 2022 09:07 AM (1Nxff)

283 Joey Bidet as super hero?

Only in a Bizzaro way

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:07 AM (elNDz)

284 Vienna sent us Ahnuld who told us to fuck our freedoms.

Fuck Vienna and Ahnuld.
FJB too.

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 09:08 AM (Y274z)

285 I've come to the conclusiong that taking its record over the years, the CIA has done far more harm to the US than it ever did good. What secrets do we have that the Chinese don't know about today, a lot of it FROM their assets inside the CIA?

Abolish it, and the FBI. Whatever replaced them could not possible do a worse job than they're doing, even if the answer is "nothing".

Posted by: Tom Servo
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The CIA was specifically created to foment unrest in other countries in such a way to create plausible deniability during the Cold War. It was always the case that bureaucrats would find it much easier to simply do the same in their home country for power and profit.

The FBI similarly moved its target from criminals and espionage to political thought control with ease. It is far easier to create inoffensive criminals by making up crimes or enticing people to commit crimes via informants than to go after the real ones. A fellow could get hurt that way.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:08 AM (CXr4y)

286 What is Franken hoping to accomplish by endorsing Lizard? Is it some kind of bat signal to Democrats to vote in the Republican primary? And who cares what he thinks about anything?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:08 AM (eGTCV)

287 Vienna needs a man like Harry Lime again

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:09 AM (elNDz)

288 >>Very good. A circular, perverse, self-fulfilling, never-ending prosecution. Truly dystopian.

True. But it also provides a very big target.

Some might think all is lost and they are omnipotent but they don't seem to think so. They took the insane step of raiding the home of a former President of the United States to take documents he was legally allowed to have to keep them from going public. They are that scared of what those documents show.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:09 AM (ZLI7S)

289 286 What is Franken hoping to accomplish by endorsing Lizard? Is it some kind of bat signal to Democrats to vote in the Republican primary? And who cares what he thinks about anything?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:08 AM (eGTCV)

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It feels more like a troll to me. I think he's done with electoral politics, and he's trying to regain some kind of funny-man aura on Twitter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:09 AM (LvTSG)

290 276 Wow! This thread went full Tolkien faster than yesterday's Book Thread. That's almost inconceivable.
Posted by: Muldoon


For any part I played, I'm sorry man.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 09:09 AM (H8QX8)

291 Fuck Vienna.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (x0n13)
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Just re-watched "The Woman In Gold" (about the Klimpt Block-Bauer portrait recovery from the Belvedere). I've always wanted to visit Vienna but that movie brings to life the same horrors to which you refer.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (zyQRb)

292 276 Wow! This thread went full Tolkien faster than yesterday's Book Thread. That's almost inconceivable.
Posted by: Muldoon

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So, Star Trek...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (LvTSG)

293 271 It's obvious the Cheney's just regarded their 'friend' Scooter Libby to just be a useful idiot tool.

Posted by: torabora
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Twas ever thus, the term honor among thieves comes to mind.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (CXr4y)

294 ||First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon is pondering over whether to implement a green crackdown on the Scottish whisky industry. The move could be introduced amid fears emissions from evaporation of the 2% "angel's share" of casks of maturing whisky are harming both the environment and human health.

MSPs from both the SNP and Green Party want to find out whether action should be taken to reduce the damage.

The Scottish Government is now funding a review of the harm caused by non-methane volatile organic compounds which arise during malt whisky maturation.||

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (yikp0)

295 Star Trek?

Hobbits in Space.....

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (elNDz)

296 What is Franken hoping to accomplish by endorsing Lizard? Is it some kind of bat signal to Democrats to vote in the Republican primary? And who cares what he thinks about anything?
Posted by: N.L. Urker,

he's a second-rate, self-absorbed former comic. I don't know or care what he meant to do.

Tying her to him in a tweet/twat/whatever is grand, and probably not in a way that either wants.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (cY9wR)

297 Merrick Garland looks like the Platonic ideal of a murderous Bolshevik bureaucrat.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:11 AM (eGTCV)

298 294 MSPs from both the SNP and Green Party want to find out whether action should be taken to reduce the damage.

The Scottish Government is now funding a review of the harm caused by non-methane volatile organic compounds which arise during malt whisky maturation.||
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (yikp0)

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Do it. I love Scotch, but if there's one thing that can get the Scots to turn on Labour it's to attack the water of life in the country.

Do it. Make things sporty

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:11 AM (LvTSG)

299 Bloody 'ell! Where's my woody representation?

Posted by: Quickbeam at August 15, 2022 09:11 AM (R5ub8)

300 Rings of Power has a winking and almost smirking dwarf... really want him to start channeling Joel Gray's character from Cabaret.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (elNDz)



*sings*

What use is reading all alone in your room?
Come! Where all of Tolkien's gay!
Our show has nothing of Lord O'Rings
Throw your memories away!

*jazz hands*

Posted by: naturalfake at August 15, 2022 09:12 AM (5NkmN)

301 We had a Whiskey Rebellion, Edinburgh will have a Scotch Rebellion

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:12 AM (elNDz)

302 Fuck Vienna.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (x0n13)

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Seconded... for emphasis

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (flINI)

303 An expansion of the Verse for the Day: Luke 12 51-59 Verses 58-59 are particularly apropos.
'Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.
For from now on, a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three;
father opposed to son, son to father, mother to daughter, daughter to mother, mother-in-law to daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law to mother-in-law.'
He said again to the crowds, 'When you see a cloud looming up in the west you say at once that rain is coming, and so it does.
And when the wind is from the south you say it's going to be hot, and it is.
Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the face of the earth and the sky. How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?
'Why not judge for yourselves what is upright?
For example: when you are going to court with your opponent, make an effort to settle with him on the way, or he may drag you before the judge and the judge hand you over to the officer and the officer have you thrown into prison.
I tell you, you will not get out till you have paid the very last penny.'

Posted by: Tonypete at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (LsEU/)

304 Why isn't Fauci doing a leading role in LOTR?

He's perfect. He's a runt, he has a tiny dick complex, he's evil, and nobody likes him.

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (Y274z)

305 Are we toasting Cheney's defeat Tuesday Night?

Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (WY8d2)

306 I'm done with Larry Elder. If he really wanted to do something about politics in CA, he should be using his perch as the most prominent Republican in the state to attempt to dismantle the CA GOP that did everything they could to kneecap him in the special election. If he decides to hawk Relief Factor instead of cleaning up the state GOP, he's useless.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at August 15, 2022 09:04 AM (YcvYE)

Larry Elder - the Step'n'Fetchit of the GOP-e.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (r46W7)

307 naturalfake

*bows in awe* Bravo

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (elNDz)

308 The most hardened, vicious Nazis were Austrians. Including the guy at the top
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Hitler was German, and Beethoven was Austrian.

Posted by: the Austrians since 1945 at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (LyVHa)

309 301 We had a Whiskey Rebellion, Edinburgh will have a Scotch Rebellion
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:12 AM (elNDz)

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Nah. Edinburgh will tell the highlanders to fuck off because they can just buy expensive Japanese whiskey instead that's just as good. Besides, don't those dumb highlanders know that there's no real Scottish culture and that it's better to be a citizen of the world?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (LvTSG)

310 They can take over, but their system doesn't work and you get, at best (if everyone is honorable and smart and competent and trustworthy and just and truly makes every effort, at all times, to work for the good of the people) ineffective and disastrous mismanagement resulting in failure. At worst you get killing fields and cadres slaughtering everyone who can read.

Posted by: Joe Mannix

I find interesting how many people are willing to look the other way at the deaths caused by central planning socialism. 5 Million starved here. 30 million there. Look at the extra million or so deaths here in the US by the central planning called COVID-19.

It all seems to be ok as it was done with good intentions!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:14 AM (BRHaw)

311 301 We had a Whiskey Rebellion, Edinburgh will have a Scotch Rebellion
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:12 AM (elNDz)

ehh, it'll lay a big scotch egg.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:14 AM (r46W7)

312 Has anyone told the Critical Drinker about this threat to his Scotch?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (elNDz)

313 310 I find interesting how many people are willing to look the other way at the deaths caused by central planning socialism. 5 Million starved here. 30 million there. Look at the extra million or so deaths here in the US by the central planning called COVID-19.

It all seems to be ok as it was done with good intentions!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:14 AM (BRHaw)

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That's not the real crime. The real crime is the untold billions killed everyday by capitalistic greed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

314 |First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon is pondering over whether to implement a green crackdown on the Scottish whisky industry.

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Oh my! isn't that just like a Sturgeon?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (kXYt5)

315 302 Fuck Vienna.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 15, 2022 09:05 AM (x0n13)

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Seconded... for emphasis
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (flINI)

And their sausages SUCK!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (BRHaw)

316 312 Has anyone told the Critical Drinker about this threat to his Scotch?
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (elNDz)

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He drinks Jack Daniels, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (LvTSG)

317 Thanks Tonypete.

Posted by: torabora at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (Y274z)

318 Make Melania’s Panties Great Again.

Posted by: Squid at August 15, 2022 09:15 AM (/Msxp)

319 "and nobody likes him."

Some folks out there love, almost worship that little needle-dick bug fucker.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 09:16 AM (1n+EO)

320 292 276 Wow! This thread went full Tolkien faster than yesterday's Book Thread. That's almost inconceivable.
Posted by: Muldoon
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So, Star Trek...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:10 AM (LvTSG)

No, he said Inconceivable!

Posted by: Vizzini at August 15, 2022 09:16 AM (r46W7)

321 It all seems to be ok as it was done with good intentions!
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:14 AM (BRHaw)

Good intentions never have anything to do with it. It's a mantra too many conservative figures keep repeating.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 09:16 AM (H8QX8)

322 I'm done with Larry Elder. If he really wanted to do something about politics in CA, he should be using his perch as the most prominent Republican in the state to attempt to dismantle the CA GOP that did everything they could to kneecap him in the special election. If he decides to hawk Relief Factor instead of cleaning up the state GOP, he's useless.

Posted by: Darrell Harris
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Commentators are generally quite useless as political candidates. Many political candidates lose their first or second races but they persevere until they win. Commentators are one and done usually and attacking the feckless CA GOP would piss off a certain percentage of his listeners which is bad for business.

Essentially, until the GOP casts off its business outlook on politics, they are doomed to failure which is why McConnell's preferred Senate candidates make Trump's look principled. Mitt Romney cloud people clones are not a winning statewide candidates in most states.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:16 AM (CXr4y)

323 19 Mark Steyn knows what time it is

https://tinyurl.com/4spe87sr
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 07:51 AM (/up2s)
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Then they are NOT "baiting" us.

Yup. Lobsters in cold water on a stovetop.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 15, 2022 09:17 AM (odVni)

324 Robert Spencer: "... Old Joe ..."

Ah,
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Posted by: Marooned at August 15, 2022 09:17 AM (w6hJ9)

325 Greetings:

Sometimes, the "arc of history" is a sine curve.

Posted by: 11B40 at August 15, 2022 09:17 AM (uuklp)

326 Pocahontas: If I ‘Had a Penis’

Id swing in the morning
Id swing it in the evening
All over this land

Posted by: liawatha at August 15, 2022 09:17 AM (BRHaw)

327 My FIL said that the Ukranians regularly out nazied the nazis. They were the most vicious camp guards in Eastern Europe

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 15, 2022 09:18 AM (flINI)

328 the only office Garland has ever ran for, that I know of, was editor of the Harvard law review

and he lost to Susan Estrich

she said he was kinda miffed

and, yes, today is Napoleon B'Day

so say happy B'Day to old Nappy

and to some other dumb sob who wont be name at this time

Posted by: REDACTED at August 15, 2022 09:18 AM (us2H3)

329 Are we toasting Cheney's defeat Tuesday Night?
Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (WY8d2)
=======================

Cheney is a pimp. She never could have outfought us. But I didn't know until this day that it was Obama all along.

Posted by: Don Donald Trump at August 15, 2022 09:18 AM (zyQRb)

330 That's almost inconceivable.
Posted by: Muldoon

I dont think that mean what you think it means!

Posted by: liawatha at August 15, 2022 09:18 AM (BRHaw)

331 Mitt Romney cloud people clones are not a winning statewide candidates in most states.
Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:16 AM (CXr4y)
_________

Sorry, what?

Posted by: Dr. Oz at August 15, 2022 09:18 AM (fs1hN)

332 off dickless liar sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:20 AM (BRHaw)

333 University of Kansas Tackles the Great Problem of Our Age, Offers "Angry White Male Studies"

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I should be awarded an Honorary Doctorate with an emphasis on Tire Irons for my work in this area the past 30 years -- since the Clintons first darkened the White House.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 15, 2022 09:20 AM (GWDTR)

334 Kansas. It is a strange place.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:20 AM (Vr12I)

335 332 off dickless liar sox

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:20 AM (BRHaw)

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You're gonna need to be a whole lot more specific ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 15, 2022 09:21 AM (GWDTR)

336 gooder and harderer!

We’re not talking about energy price hikes. We’re not talking about people’s bills being more expensive.

We’re talking about the power being turned off completely, for God knows how long.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:21 AM (BRHaw)

337 'So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves."

Romans 14:22

Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:21 AM (LR4cQ)

338 "Regular bowel movements are white patriarchal dictums about how the body should operate. Constipation is a perfectly natural state of being, and it should be celebrated as a paradigm breaking fight against the oppressive social order created by white men."
-Do it, 4chan

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

339 Good morning all! Prayer request: our beloved Moki is having cancer surgery today to remove the tumor from her kidney. Please pray for successful surgery, that the surgeon may remove every trace of cancer, and for complete healing. And please pray for Mr. Moki and their two children.

Thank you. Will update as I hear.
Posted by: bluebell at August 15, 2022 07:50 AM (aeePL)

prayers for Moki et al.

that's the same thing i had done 3 years ago. Hope it goes just as well and her recovery is as smooth.

Posted by: SturmToddler (WhsXQ) at August 15, 2022 09:21 AM (WhsXQ)

340 Sad and tragic news

Brother of a Marine killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan commits suicide.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=129273

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:22 AM (elNDz)

341 Hello, Vienna calling
Hello, hello, Vienna calling...
Vienna calling....

Posted by: Zombie Falco at August 15, 2022 09:23 AM (X/UGK)

342 Karol Markowicz: "No one has been fired for this dereliction of duty. No one has even been openly chastised for allowing a special-interest group to control our health-care policy. This alone is why the CDC must go."


The DeepState and its Democrat enablers will never admit to error. The DeepState must be portrayed as infallible. To validate the Leftist march to total control of everything.

Posted by: Gref at August 15, 2022 09:23 AM (AMIL/)

343 IIRC

Vienna was also the center for Stalin's Red Orchestra

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:23 AM (elNDz)

344 Brother of a Marine killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan commits suicide.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=129273
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:22 AM (elNDz)

I wonder if Biden will call the family.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 15, 2022 09:23 AM (H8QX8)

345 Sorry, what?

Posted by: Dr. Oz
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The McConnell candidate was worse. Hedge Fund manager and carpetbagger just as Oz was.

The other candidate who was the favorite here was a candidate that was not well scrutinized with scant experience. If whatshername runs again in a lower level race, then you will know she is on the level. If not, then it is probable that her campaign was an op. The GOPe splitter strategy depends on hopeless candidates splitting the 'true conservative' vote so their preferred candidate wins.

Trump went with whatever Oz's flaws were--he would vote against McConnell which for the good of the GOP need to be gotten rid of. McConnell's record of cowardice, corruption by Chinese interests, and collusion with spying and impeachment of their own party's president need to be rewarded by dumping him.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:24 AM (CXr4y)

346 Prior to WWI, the AH empire was the eastern power most willing to experiment with classic liberal policy.

Had the assassination of the Archduke and WWI not happened it would have been interesting to see what the country would have looked like in a generation.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 09:24 AM (ESjRY)

347 343 IIRC

Vienna was also the center for Stalin's Red Orchestra
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:23 AM (elNDz)

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Reading this book on Billy Wilder, the way Vienna is described from his childhood perspective was one of intense antisemitism. Berlin, which he moved to as a young man, was worse, but it inured his family against the increasing power of Nazism. He fled, but his family stayed, refusing to leave. He lost at least three family members (mother, step-father, and grandmother) to the ovens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:25 AM (LvTSG)

348 Perhaps Oz will be a better politician that he is a Doctor of Television.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 09:26 AM (1n+EO)

349 It should concern everyone that Republicans apparent response to the grotesque overreach and abuse will be hearings. That is, not legislation or actual reforms and penalties such as impeachment for the defilement, corruption and violation of our Constitution. Hearings.

We can't trade subversion for ineptitude from people who are afraid to enter the fray.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:26 AM (LR4cQ)

350 Well, I'll be. Lizzie Warren was right!

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5:

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, neither being bereft of a penis and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 15, 2022 09:26 AM (kXYt5)

351 The tactic of " splitting the vote". It was tried here in Missouri a couple of weeks ago. It failed.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:26 AM (Vr12I)

352 Are we toasting Cheney's defeat Tuesday Night?
Posted by: Jonah at August 15, 2022 09:13 AM (WY8d2)
*******
I don't believe in jumping the gun.
Meanwhile Alaska's primary is on the same day as Wyoming's and Lisa Murkowski has managed to slip under the radar because all the focus has been on Liz Cheney.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 15, 2022 09:26 AM (NpAcC)

353 Anne Heche finally taken off life-support on Sunday after organ recipients found.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (yikp0)

354 You're gonna need to be a whole lot more specific ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 15, 2022 09:21 AM (GWDTR)

The one from WY!

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (BRHaw)

355 Let's not focus on what federal agencies should go. Let's decide which ones stay.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (hwoGt)

356 346 Prior to WWI, the AH empire was the eastern power most willing to experiment with classic liberal policy.

Had the assassination of the Archduke and WWI not happened it would have been interesting to see what the country would have looked like in a generation.

Posted by: 18-1
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Empires are doomed from the beginning-- Austria Hungary just took longer to decay than most of them.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (CXr4y)

357 Vienna was also the center for Stalin's Red Orchestra
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:23 AM (elNDz)


Also the center of tiny sausages in a can.

Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (gmo/4)

358 University of Kansas Tackles the Great Problem of Our Age, Offers "Angry White Male Studies"

Will the students all be angry white men?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (eGTCV)

359 349 It should concern everyone that Republicans apparent response to the grotesque overreach and abuse will be hearings. That is, not legislation or actual reforms and penalties such as impeachment for the defilement, corruption and violation of our Constitution. Hearings.

We can't trade subversion for ineptitude from people who are afraid to enter the fray.
Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:26 AM (LR4cQ)

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It doesn't trouble me because it's exactly what I've come to expect from the party that never punished the Department of State for Hillary's loss of billions of dollars, or the IRS's admitted targeting of conservative groups.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (LvTSG)

360 Has anyone actually heard Fetterman speak recently?

No joke, the stroke he had did some damage. He is not right.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (ZLI7S)

361 "Cheney's defeat" ?

Oh sure.

Posted by: Ziba at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (4h9M3)

362 Anne Heche finally taken off life-support on Sunday after organ recipients found.

There's a really bad Young Frankenstein II joke in there but won't say it.

Sad.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (elNDz)

363 "... bereft of penis..."?? But Japanese weren't allowed to hold the office already under the 'Foreigners' thing.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (yikp0)

364 355 Let's not focus on what federal agencies should go. Let's decide which ones stay.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (hwoGt)

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DOD can go. Bring back the Department of War.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (LvTSG)

365 Well, I'll be. Lizzie Warren was right!

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5:

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, neither being bereft of a penis and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Posted by: Muldoon


You made that up. It doesn't say they have to be a natural born Citizen. See Obola.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (nyNes)

366 360 Has anyone actually heard Fetterman speak recently?

No joke, the stroke he had did some damage. He is not right.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (ZLI7S)

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I heard he's been refusing a debate with Oz.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:29 AM (LvTSG)

367 357

Also the center of tiny sausages in a can.
Posted by: Archer at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (gmo/4)

This is the story of Pete Buttigieg.

Posted by: kraken at August 15, 2022 09:29 AM (Vr12I)

368 "Let's decide which ones stay.
"

I'm ok with the FAA staying.

Not much beyond that, though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 15, 2022 09:29 AM (1n+EO)

369 "Trump went with whatever Oz's flaws were--he would vote against McConnell which for the good of the GOP need to be gotten rid of. McConnell's record of cowardice, corruption by Chinese interests, and collusion with spying and impeachment of their own party's president need to be rewarded by dumping him.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:24 AM (CXr4y) "

The number one political objective for the voting GOP should be to rid themselves of McConnell. Whether that is simply neutralizing his impact, and that of his cronies which apparently includes Thune, Ernst, et al, or ensuring he is never leader again, it must be done. Even if Republicans gain the House and Senate, McConnell as leader will destroy any potential progress that can be made.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:29 AM (LR4cQ)

370 This is the story of Pete Buttigieg.

So Prince Albert in a can then

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (elNDz)

371 Had the assassination of the Archduke and WWI not happened it would have been interesting to see what the country would have looked like in a generation.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 09:24 AM (ESjRY)

even more interesting to see what the world would have looked like in a generation. No Lenin - no Stalin - No Hitler.

Posted by: Vizzini at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (r46W7)

372 >>I heard he's been refusing a debate with Oz.

I saw a couple clips of him at some campaign event. He sounds worse than Biden.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (ZLI7S)

373 Nood art.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (b2nrj)

374 348 Perhaps Oz will be a better politician that he is a Doctor of Television.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Probably a one termer but was Pat Toomey really any better? Arlen Specter? Tom Ridge? Corbett?


Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (CXr4y)

375 off sock

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 15, 2022 09:30 AM (r46W7)

376 Is Senile Joe considered to be among those angry white men? He's as white as possible and he's certainly angry.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (eGTCV)

377 366 360 Has anyone actually heard Fetterman speak recently?

No joke, the stroke he had did some damage. He is not right.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (ZLI7S)

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I heard he's been refusing a debate with Oz.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison
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Ah, the Joe Biden strategy then for Fetterman.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:31 AM (CXr4y)

378 "
It doesn't trouble me because it's exactly what I've come to expect from the party that never punished the Department of State for Hillary's loss of billions of dollars, or the IRS's admitted targeting of conservative groups.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (LvTSG) "

I heard someone very wisely posit the other day that once we are done with this midterm and get a new crop of candidates, we should start focusing on the next one and target the Republican cowards in Congress who have been hiding in plain view or will soon reveal themselves in a Republican majority. I think they mentioned "it's time to play the long game".

Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (LR4cQ)

379 Empires are doomed from the beginning-- Austria Hungary just took longer to decay than most of them.

The Hapsburgs took and Hungary Bohemia in the 1600s, making them an empire at that point even if nominally they were ArchDukes and mere elected Emperors. So they did last a long time...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 15, 2022 09:33 AM (ESjRY)

380 355 Let's not focus on what federal agencies should go. Let's decide which ones stay.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (hwoGt)
______________
1. Dept. of Defense, renamed to original Dept. of War and reduced by it's deadweight.
2. ?????
3. ?????
that's all I got.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (fs1hN)

381 The thing about "deal with it" and the idea that one should not respond to provocation is that, at some point, the "provocations" are now just SOP of active tyranny. My neighbors been jailed without trial? Better not respond to the provocation. My colleagues have been raided, their confidential, privileged papers seized? Better not respond to the provocation. Local parents have beena labeled terrorists for not accepting gently the rape of their children by the big tranny division of globohomo? Better not respond to the provocation. They raided the president's house? Better not respond to the provocation. I say, time to go Canadian trucker on these treasonous motherfuckers, and shut the whole thing down with a general strike.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (BxYWi)

382 Let's not focus on what federal agencies should go. Let's decide which ones stay.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (hwoGt)
++++
Treasury. Post office.

That's it, and even those must be purged and reformed. The rest need to be dismantled and replaced.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (WWh8n)

383 The number one political objective for the voting GOP should be to rid themselves of McConnell. Whether that is simply neutralizing his impact, and that of his cronies which apparently includes Thune, Ernst, et al, or ensuring he is never leader again, it must be done. Even if Republicans gain the House and Senate, McConnell as leader will destroy any potential progress that can be made.

Posted by: Marcus T
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Agreed. He really should face ethics charges regarding his wife's donations but you would find out that a majority of the Senate is grabbing foreign cash with both hands.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (CXr4y)

384 Oz is probably about the best you can expect in Pennsylvania, especially with all the mail-in fraud and other shenanigans that are about to occur. That said, I think Democrats probably told Fetterman, "stay out of sight and don't die. We got this."

Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:35 AM (LR4cQ)

385 Trump essentially isolated agencies like the CFPB by slashing their budget with Congress. Problem is, Congress, as usual, did not get rid of them and now they are back and part of the grotesque overreach. That is the danger of half measures and illustrated the need for a plan that does away with these bureaucracies forever.

Posted by: Marcus T at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (LR4cQ)

386 The Hapsburgs took and Hungary Bohemia in the 1600s, making them an empire at that point even if nominally they were ArchDukes and mere elected Emperors. So they did last a long time...

Posted by: 18-1
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Bohemia had a vicious internecine war between Protestants and Catholics and the Hapsburgs as defenders of the faith used faith as the unifier in the Empire including the defense against the Turks.

But faith of any sort and the necessities of politics are uneasy bedfellows as statecraft often involves messy compromises while faith can brook none without losing its own certainty. Like a chair joint, the glue weakens over time. Metternich, by sheer force of personality, probably prevented an earlier fall of the AH Empire.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:40 AM (CXr4y)

387 360 Has anyone actually heard Fetterman speak recently?

No joke, the stroke he had did some damage. He is not right.
Posted by: JackStraw at August 15, 2022 09:28 AM (ZLI7S)
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rumor is he can't stand without assistance, or talk coherently

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:41 AM (/up2s)

388 Garland naive? FFS Victor, can't you type the word " evil"?

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (b2Lno)

389 Has anybody seen the stuff on “The Line” ?
youtu.be/0kz5vEqdaSc

Posted by: SMOD at August 15, 2022 09:43 AM (5wXl9)

390 151. Go ahead and try to talk a dangerous schizophrenic out of the delusion that you want to kill him? Just tell a severe manic, " you can sleep if you just want to" . Dangerous to self and others is real.

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2022 09:46 AM (b2Lno)

391 388 Garland naive? FFS Victor, can't you type the word " evil"?

Posted by: CN
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Commentator disease. They have to pull their punches in public speeches or risk being ostracized. Same as Elder.

Essentially, VDH makes his living off of selling books, working at Hoover, and possibly his columns. A lot of that business on the Right depends on CONservative Media TM support--so he uses weasel words to keep earning a living. Don't expect VDH to become a revolutionary bomb thrower--he has too much to lose from it.

Posted by: whig at August 15, 2022 09:47 AM (CXr4y)

392 The City Journal catalogues a series of "elite" actions and concludes "panic" is the cause. I think it is more "flexing their new muscles". Like The Hulk, they had no idea of their power and now, just because they can, they are crushing the life out of the opposition. Literally so in cases like the January 6 political prisoners (and maybe far more).

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 09:55 AM (Sy/ow)

393 'Richard A. York III'

Now was the summer of his discontent.

Posted by: Patchy at August 15, 2022 10:02 AM (I/Pe0)

394 When someone gives you the alibi before the explanation, he's lying.

Garland predictably took the coward's way out by hiding then predictably took the coward's way out again by playing victims and refusing to take questions.

I don't recall any officials refusing any questions in the aftermath of 9/11 - they were just as keen to find answers and prevent a recurrence as the rest of us.

If this situation is as dire as claimed then secrecy only hurts their case. But then, they have no case.

Posted by: Patchy at August 15, 2022 10:03 AM (I/Pe0)

395 Also the center of tiny sausages in a can.
Posted by: Archer

those are pronounced Vy-ee-na

Posted by: Miklos at the Qwik Stop at August 15, 2022 10:04 AM (LyVHa)

396 The President's home was ransacked. Innocent Americans are held incommunicado in DC Jail. Most GOP political leaders say NOTHING.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 15, 2022 10:05 AM (Sy/ow)

397 Leftists' reliance on 'the narrative' has also convinced them that the narrative can be changed at will and still believed at will. This Trump story started out as dodgy and has entered the realm of farce now as they attempt to frame it and him.

Covid taught many people to distrust government but it doesn't seem to have taught anyone IN government that credibility is finite and irreplaceable.

Posted by: Patchy at August 15, 2022 10:07 AM (I/Pe0)

398 Metternich, by sheer force of personality, probably prevented an earlier fall of the AH Empire.
Posted by: whig

Considering the chin, I suspect that McConnell is actually a Hapsburg.

Posted by: Miklos von und zu Miklostein at August 15, 2022 10:08 AM (LyVHa)

399
hahahahah
Pfizer CEO Bourla has Covid and releases the usual hostage tweet.

https://tinyurl.com/2zl47pr8


He gets torn to shreds in the comments, some of them quite humorous.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at August 15, 2022 10:14 AM (jE276)

400 391. I'll just lose him

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2022 10:38 AM (VuQO/)

401 399. Bourla? I hope he ends up a cardiac cripple. His whole family, too

Posted by: CN at August 15, 2022 10:48 AM (VuQO/)

402 382 Let's not focus on what federal agencies should go. Let's decide which ones stay.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 15, 2022 09:27 AM (hwoGt)
++++
Treasury. Post office.

That's it, and even those must be purged and reformed. The rest need to be dismantled and replaced.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 15, 2022 09:34 AM (WWh8n)
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Where does the Fed sit. Is it independent?

Posted by: Ciampino at August 15, 2022 11:13 AM (qfLjt)

403 Reading the warrant...
"Any physical documents with classification markings, along with any containers/boxes (including any other contents) in which such documents are located, aswell as any other containers/boxes that are collectively stored or found together with the aforementioned documents and containers/boxes "
"Any government and/or Presidential Records"

Um, wow. So if a box is in a room with other papers, the other papers are to be taken...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2022 11:28 AM (ynpvh)

404 What I would like to know, is how many of those were taken by Trump, and how many of those were shipped to him by the GSA.
I bet nearly all (if not all) were shipped by the GSA.
So, in essense it like getting arrested for possessing a box with hidden drugs the government mailed to you on purpose...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2022 11:30 AM (ynpvh)

405 The Warrant:
https://is.gd/mDxITK

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at August 15, 2022 11:32 AM (ynpvh)

406 Better Call Saul ended on high note, that is, Jimmy and Kim didn't die. And Jimmy got what he deserved. It wasn't the climax that Breaking Bad provided at the conclusion but it was satisfying in a different way. At first I was disappointed but the more I think about it, it was another perfect ending.

Posted by: Pete Seria at August 16, 2022 08:25 AM (7ZQe3)

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