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The Morning Report — 5/25/23

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Good morning, kids. There's been much ink and pixels spilled in the past week or so with the release of the Durham Report, vis a vis its findings which both prove the fact that our law enforcement and intel communities conspired with our highest elected officials to sabotage their political enemies and worse, to recommend nothing be done about it.

From useless schmucks like Sean Inanity Hannity who continue to insist it's a handful of bad apples that make the honorable rank and file look bad to decent pundits who in correctly identifying the FBI as a de-facto leftist/Deep State Stasi go all the way in calling for dropping a tactical nuke on the Hoover Building (rhetorically speaking, of course), they think that this will root out the corruption once and for all.

Satisfying as that would be, at the end of the day, it's still the equivalent of treating leprosy with Bacteen. It's not that the FBI is corrupt. Or the FBI and the DOJ. Or the FBI, the DOJ and the IRS. All of it's corrupt. ALL. OF. IT.

Biden launched his 2024 presidential campaign with an ad attacking Republicans for keeping a book featuring a 10-year-old performing sex acts out of schools. . .

. . . According to Biden, whose [junta] had previously colluded to investigate parents rallying against sexualizing schoolchildren with graphic materials like these as domestic terrorists, anyone opposed to having ‘Lawn Boy’ in schools is a “MAGA extremist”. While that assault on parents was stifled, under Biden, the Department of Education is launching a new attack.

Last year, the Forsyth County School District in Georgia pulled “All Boys Aren’t Blue”, along with 7 other books from middle school shelves. It brought back all the books except ‘Boys’.

Now Biden is going after them.

The Department of Education conducted a civil rights investigation accusing the school district of creating “a hostile environment for students based on sex” . . .

. . .The school district launched its review after Mama Bears of Forsyth County made headlines by reading excerpts of the graphic materials being pushed on children at school board meetings. The materials were so shocking that the activist mothers were told to stop and one was banned from school board meetings.

The Department of Education launched its investigation to aid supporters of sexualizing children, but found nothing to justify the false accusations of racial or sexual discrimination. But a mere lack of evidence of wrongdoing means nothing to a predatory woke bureaucracy.

Even though no evidence to back up any civil rights violations was found, the DOE is not giving up. Its investigation letter contends that the act of screening books intended for middle school children for graphic sex acts “created a hostile environment for students” because “board meetings conveyed the impression that books were being screened to exclude diverse authors and characters, including people who are LGBTQI+ and authors who are not white.”

Just trying to protect children from pornography and racism is discriminatory, even if not a single discriminatory act can be shown to have occurred, simply because the local leftists say so.

The Department of Education’s position is that being accused of something by the Left is inherent evidence of guilt. And that there is no way to disprove that guilt. That’s not just lawfare: it’s cancel culture backed by the full ruthless power of the federal government. . .

. . . The Department of Education, the NAACP, and the ACLU, and their corporate leftist allies, are well aware that they are using identity politics as a shield for brainwashing children with destructive racist and sexual ideas. And they are countering parental pushback by suing schools to intimidate parents into backing down and letting their children be destroyed.

It is unlikely that this wave of lawsuits was not coordinated. Governments, corporations and charities are just fronts that leftists weave together into a single oppressive war machine.

The parental uprisings in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, are being met with lawfare by some of the most powerful forces in the country, including the United States government, the ACLU, with assets of three quarters of a billion dollars, and Bertelsmann, a massive multi–billion dollar publishing monopoly, determined to crush them.

Now you understand what I meant when I said "all of it." Every office of every department of every bureau of every agency in Washington D.C., every blue state capital, every blue city and town hall and increasingly quite a few red states have become weaponized as tools of political repression. Whatever title is on the masthead of the stationery, it now takes on a completely Orwellian definition. All I have to do is write the words "Department of Justice" and if you got a simultaneous chuckle and aneurysm, then you get the point.

The problem is that institutions, bureaucracies, systems and a functioning, thriving civil society are nothing without, as Adams said "a God-fearing people" to populate them and subsume their own personal political preferences to ensure their preservation. It is quite clear that the vast majority of people in the bureaucracy are not and do not. They are the source of the corruption.

Oh for sure, there is likely a substantial number of people in government who are not openly and stridently supporters of the junta. But if these people go along to get along, then they're a part of the problem. The whistleblowers coming forward and enduring hell on earth while likely having ruined their lives (if not put themselves and their families in danger of physical retribution - click here for Philip Haney who I believe was liquidated by the Junta for exposing Islamism in the US and thereby embarrassing the FBI) are the exception but they are too few and far between.

As someone once brilliantly said, "the system isn't corrupt because corruption is the system." This didn't happen overnight or with the coming of Obama or even in the wake of 9/11/01. This has been going on for decades, perhaps dating back to the end of the Second World War.

The only reason we see it now is, ironically enough, with the emergence of Donald Trump in 2015. Say what you will about his accomplishments and his foibles. The greatest achievement and service he did for this nation was the exposure of this Corrupt-ocracy just by his mere presence and intention to drain the swamp. And that ironically was his greatest failing – not realizing that the swamp was the size of the Pacific Ocean and even deeper and darker by orders of magnitude.

That too for many of us, myself included, was our greatest failing. And in that light, Ron DeSantis' announcement of his candidacy on Twitter actually broke the internet. All well and good, and sadly, not so good in that it brought out the beast in Trump. Forgetting that for a moment, even with the self-evident fact that America as it was, or as we thought it was or operated on the surface, is no more, we still have elections and the appearance of regular order, when we are so far removed from that it's frightening.

While that goes on, people are still being persecuted and rotting away as political prisoners.

Just the News reported that Christopher Grider, 41, a participant in the Jan. 6, 2021 protest at the Capitol has been sentenced by federal judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a Clinton appointee, to 83 months (almost 7 years) in prison, followed by 36 months supervised release, plus restitution and a fine.

Judge Kollar-Kotelly, 80 years old, is a senior judge on the DC District Court appointred by Bill Clinton. She formerly served on the FISA Court. Here are the opening paragraphs on the report of this vindictive sentence:

"Christopher Grider, 41, of Eddy, Texas, pleaded guilty in December 2022 to two misdemeanors and was found guilty on seven counts related to his actions during the Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly sentenced Grider Tuesday to 83 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release and ordered him to pay $5,055 in restitution and an $812 fine, court documents show.

"After entering the Capitol, Grider pressed buttons on a utility box and yelled, "Turn the power off!" prosecutors said. He also waved more rioters into a hallway outside of the House Chamber and then ran to the Speaker's Lobby door, where he pushed on the door and gave his helmet to another rioter, who proceeded to break the door's windows. 
"Grider was seen backing away from the door as people in the crowd yelled, "gun," before a police officer fatally shot Babbitt, officials said. Grider held his phone over a stairway to apparently try and capture a video or pictures of Babbitt as she bled on the floor.

One might fairly infer that this harsh sentence was handed down because Christpher Grider dared try to get images of fatally wounded Ashli Babbitt "as she bled on the [Capitol] floor."

The Grider sentence was disclosed the same day that Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 candidacy for president, and the day after Sen. Tim Scott declared his candidacy for president.  The concatenation of these events inspired the following thoughts -- First, that anyone seeking the 2024 GOP nomination for president pledge to review the sentences of the Jan. 6 political prisoners during the first ten days of this or her presidency and, pending pardons, commute every sentence to time served, and repayment of any fines or restitution extracted from these defendants.

That's for starters. In a sane world, Trump, DeSantis, Scottt, Ramaswamy and all the other candidates should issue a communiqué that states in unison their intention to do this, and much more.

Sadly, that's a non-starter. Congrats to DeSantis, I guess.

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1 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 07:48 AM (BRHaw)

2 5 mod 2

Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 07:48 AM (a175k)

3 Happy Thursday, everyone. The only answer to the question "But what would you replace it with?" regarding the above named institutions:

"Nothing. Nothing at all." And watch heads explode.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 25, 2023 07:51 AM (4olE8)

4 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 07:51 AM (Frnu2)

5 Yonder Horde.

The J6 sentencings are a shot across the bow to the proles to remain in their lane. The uniparty has demanded it.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 07:52 AM (Q4IgG)

6 We need a beast right now, not a meatball with smug sauce.

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 07:53 AM (4h9M3)

7 "After entering the Capitol, Grider pressed buttons on a utility box and yelled, "Turn the power off!" prosecutors said. He also waved more rioters into a hallway outside of the House Chamber and then ran to the Speaker's Lobby door, where he pushed on the door and gave his helmet to another rioter, who proceeded to break the door's windows.

This is why I have a sympathy deficit for these assholes. It wasn't that they crossed the barriers, entered the building... some of them did this shit.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 07:53 AM (slgIg)

8 Willowed:

You know, sometimes I think Ace really is 29, at least based on what he calls "mystery clicks" on the sidebar.

Honestly, is there anyone in the Horde who thinks the Eurhythmics and Steve Miller are 'mystery clicks?'

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 07:53 AM (AW0uW)

9 Now to read JJ's opening monologue and the links.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 07:53 AM (AW0uW)

10 JJ Hates the USA
Posted by: Paul

And you suck diseased cock.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 25, 2023 07:54 AM (LeQmV)

11 JJ Hates the USA
Posted by: Paul at May 25, 2023 07:53 AM (pvhJ+)
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Back in the USSR, Paul?

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 07:54 AM (Frnu2)

12 "Honestly, is there anyone in the Horde who thinks the Eurhythmics and Steve Miller are 'mystery clicks?'
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing"

Who?

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at May 25, 2023 07:54 AM (iayUP)

13 Good morning JJ and horde
Will try to look on American Thinker a very good explanation how Kari Lake got screwed on the election how the Marxists have vote fraud to a science

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2023 07:55 AM (2l8+d)

14 Who?
Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at May 25, 2023 07:54 AM (iayUP)
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Not The Who!!!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 07:55 AM (Frnu2)

15 Is Paul someone's puppet?

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 07:56 AM (4h9M3)

16 The KY Hot Pocket shooting made the morning news chyrons here! ...

Man facing criminal charges for allegedly shooting his roommate during a dispute over a Hot Pocket in Louisville.

https://tinyurl.com/3ukcsb8h

BTW, for curious Morons, "It was unclear what flavor Hot Pocket was in question."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 07:57 AM (Vwz3I)

17 I really hope Democrats continue to run with this book banning thing, so it can backfire in a hilariously stunning way.

Biden will go off topic during a debate and bring up the book banning, if up again DeSantis, and then just open the floodgates for Ron to point out exactly what's in those books, and how liberals keep trying to push sex on children.

Democrats more and more want to push these social issues because they somehow think it's a winner for them, despite all the evidence being contrary, so lets make sure they go out and fight for porn in schools, trannies in your daughter's bathroom, and drag queens lap dancing on 5 year olds. Give voters the evidence to see that the Democrat party is nothing more than NAMBLA.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (ETtL8)

18 Willowed. Wonder if Tucker saw what a mess DeSantis announcement was on Twitter yesterday and is second guessing how viable a platform it is for him.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (j80wd)

19 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. "

James 1:2-3

Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (pIKd9)

20 BTW, for curious Morons, "It was unclear what flavor Hot Pocket was in question."
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 07:57 AM (Vwz3I)
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Well go back there and find out!. Sheeeeeeeeeeesh!!!!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (Frnu2)

21 People are being conditioned into being subjectts, not citizens, a process that has been going on for a long time. What is different is the being ruled by a rod of iron, blatantly.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 07:59 AM (PCK5/)

22 From the Tech News:

7 Today's devotional-"Moving on"- a man from Florida reflects on a passage from Isaiah:

https://tinyurl.com/5dzea3yz
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 25, 2023 04:09 AM (Keyt1)


Fen, this is providential today as I am going shopping for an engagement ring this evening. (Don't tell anybody.)

Thanks for sharing

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at May 25, 2023 08:00 AM (Vu7A1)

23 morning horde, i see i wasn't fast enough to beat the resident shitstain.

either way, coffee is ready.

now i need to wipe my feet

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:01 AM (Mkvkw)

24 7 This is why I have a sympathy deficit for these assholes. It wasn't that they crossed the barriers, entered the building... some of them did this shit.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 07:53 AM (slgIg)

Well, that's what he's alleged to have done, and pled guilty to I imagine to avoid being destroyed. Which he still was.

Look, I don't defend dumb-fuckery, but in the grand scheme of things, the fools who got tricked into entering the Capitol at most were engaging in the equivalent of a panty raid. If what he did was so bad why are they misdemeanors, and why 8 years?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:01 AM (x0n13)

25 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1:2-3
Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (pIKd9)
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Cut to the Lume commercial again.

What?

"Perseverance"?

Not "perspiration"?
.
.

NEVERMIND!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (Frnu2)

26 20 "Consider it pure joy, my brothe and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. "

James 1:2-3
Posted by: Marcus T at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (pIKd9)

The problem lies in the fact that most people have little to no faith.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (PCK5/)

27 Is he really going with ¡Ron! ??

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (slgIg)

28 All. Of. It. I remember some broad telling me that once.
All. Of. It.

Never Give Up Your Guns!

Rootin For Putin!

Abolish All Of It!

Free President Trump, Buffalo Guy and Danny Penny!

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (7tCXb)

29 I read yesterday that the Fox News crew went up to Tucker's Maine address and took all their equipment and stuff out of Tucker's barn where he broadcast from.

Posted by: Jaimo at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (DBrN4)

30 course, Elon has never supported Trump and voted Obama nad Cankles

and his co host last night , David Sacks, was a big money supporter of Mitt and even a bigger supporter of Cankles in 2016

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (us2H3)

31 5 mod 2
Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 07:48 AM (a175k)
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It's too early in the morning for math on the blog...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 08:03 AM (BpYfr)

32 > KY Hot Pocket shooting
_________

I saw that story yesterday and could not believe the shooter wasn't some soi boi or an Antifa wannabe.

It was an old guy.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 08:03 AM (Q4IgG)

33 Who?
Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at May 25, 2023 07:54 AM (iayUP)
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Not The Who!!!
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 07:55 AM (Frnu2)

Skippy, do you see the band up on the stage?

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:03 AM (Mkvkw)

34 We need a beast right now, not a meatball with smug sauce.

Trump or DeSantis? It doesn't matter, for fuck's sake. 'Voting' is a sick joke!

Neither one of those two will be allowed to win. The next 'president' will be either a full-on fascist Dem or a spinless RINO who will meekly take the blame for a collapsed economy and drown the White House in perversion colors to show they're not an icky culture warrior.

Why people give this national clown show more attention than it deserves, I do not know.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 08:04 AM (AW0uW)

35 Well go back there and find out!. Sheeeeeeeeeeesh!!!!
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It should have been the first thing in the police report. Quality of policing has degraded so far in North America!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:04 AM (Vwz3I)

36 Musk is feckless.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:04 AM (PCK5/)

37 BTW, for curious Morons, "It was unclear what flavor Hot Pocket was in question."
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 07:57 AM (Vwz3I)
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I had Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pockets last night to commemorate this event...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 08:05 AM (BpYfr)

38 5 mod 2
Posted by: Lost In Space at May 25, 2023 07:48 AM (a175k)
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It's too early in the morning for math on the blog...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 08:03 AM (BpYfr)

cos (-1) / tan (45)

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:05 AM (Mkvkw)

39 18 Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 07:58 AM (ETtL


For me the question is, can our running on trannies and the catamite-ization of our kids beat their running on "muh-borshuns!" ?

I think it can, especially if we can wrest control of the narrative on baby-killing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:06 AM (x0n13)

40 I think the next president should go even further than just commuting sentences. We've clearly seen there were civil rights violations by prosecutors and judges when it came to these defendants, which means they should all get nice 7 to 8 figure settlements, with that minwu coming directly from Dem supported causes.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:06 AM (ETtL8)

41 JJ never fails. Why Kari Lake Can't Close the Deal is a eye opening read.
We are screwed. They had to bury vote fraud so they can do it again in 2024

Posted by: Skip at May 25, 2023 08:07 AM (2l8+d)

42 The Department of Education conducted a civil rights investigation accusing the school district of creating “a hostile environment for students based on sex” . . .

Remind me again why we have state and local school boards when the schools have been brought under Central Planning in Babylon DC?

If state and local school boards can no longer function autonomously (that is, apart from Big Pedo in DC), then why do I have to foot the bill for those now worthless entities?

It seems that education is controlled by pedophiles and rape advocates.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 08:07 AM (YXHzG)

43 29. That would be a normal procedure. They own the equipment, they should be responsible for the cost and process to get it out of there.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 25, 2023 08:07 AM (j80wd)

44 8 years? For trespassing and vandalism?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:07 AM (45fpk)

45
. . . According to Biden, whose [junta] had previously colluded to investigate parents rallying against sexualizing schoolchildren with graphic materials like these as domestic terrorists, anyone opposed to having ‘Lawn Boy’ in schools is a “MAGA extremist”.

I remember when 'coming of age' novels didn't include actual cumming.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 25, 2023 08:07 AM (enJYY)

46 34
Why people give this national clown show more attention than it deserves, I do not know.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 08:04 AM (AW0uW)

Add to that the two option fact for Horde members… vote for the Republican, or sit it out.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:08 AM (PCK5/)

47 Musk is like a politically ambivalent to left leaning person who got red pilled and given tbe worlds biggest microphone. He isn't quite solid jn his beliefs and can't quite articulate positions, but everyone wants to listen to him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 08:08 AM (slgIg)

48 Musk is feckless.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:04 AM (PCK5/)


He has no feck.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:08 AM (45fpk)

49 Roberts could fix the DC courts

but he wont

cuz he's DCer and party buds with most of them

Posted by: REDACTED at May 25, 2023 08:08 AM (us2H3)

50 I hope someone isn't going to be sent to remedial 'basketball camp'!

Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming steps down as head of China's struggling national basketball team.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:09 AM (Vwz3I)

51 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 08:09 AM (6hSPF)

52 Crazy Ivan.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 25, 2023 08:09 AM (ncXxy)

53 26 The problem lies in the fact that most people have little to no faith.
Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:02 AM (PCK5/)

Twilight Zone, Season 1 "The Big Tall Wish"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734632/?ref_=ttep_ep27

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:10 AM (x0n13)

54 It was an old guy.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 08:03 AM (Q4IgG)

Yep. Don’t mess with my hot pocket.

Posted by: Old guy at May 25, 2023 08:10 AM (qwO6y)

55 " The next 'president' will be either a full-on fascist Dem or a spinless RINO"

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ASA 2024!!!

Posted by: Jay in PA at May 25, 2023 08:11 AM (i7Q7S)

56 40 I think the next president should go even further than just commuting sentences. We've clearly seen there were civil rights violations by prosecutors and judges when it came to these defendants, which means they should all get nice 7 to 8 figure settlements, with that minwu coming directly from Dem supported causes.
Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:06 AM (ETtL

The defrocking and disbarring of every judge and prosecutor that populated the kangaroo courts, and that's for starters.

Like I said, "All Of It."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:11 AM (x0n13)

57 >>Matt Taibbi Says IRS Investigation Into His Tax Returns Appears To Be ‘Politically Motivated’

Whohhh, I may have to sit down for this revelation.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:11 AM (up/3i)

58 The Department of Education launched its investigation to aid supporters of sexualizing children, but found nothing to justify the false accusations of racial or sexual discrimination. But a mere lack of evidence of wrongdoing means nothing to a predatory woke bureaucracy.
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For all who asked, "Why does {Agency} need {hollow-points|riot gear|cops|tanks}," well, we now know.

Every agency is a police agency and a spy agency. Some are police or spy agencies first and foremost and some are police and spy agencies as a secondary mission, but there is no such thing as a federal non-police/non-intelligence agency. Perhaps more than anything else, this is the most serious problem with the federal government.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:12 AM (DU+/6)

59
I think it can, especially if we can wrest control of the narrative on baby-killing.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:06 AM (x0n13)


I think in places where we need it, it will matter. The thought is that Youngkin won because parents were fed up, just think how pissed parents will be knowing that they want to shake their little children. If it can swing some votes in VA, NC, GA or AZ then it should be worth it.

I don't necessarily think the Republicans should push the matter though, as they'll be stronger when it comes to security, debt, inflation, etc, and those will resonate with everyone; but they also shouldn't be afraid to completely tear the Dems apart when they try to bring up the "banning books" or "assaulting drag queens" because i think ther Dems will honestly try to make that stupid shit part of their campaign because their donors want it to be.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:12 AM (ETtL8)

60 Good morning horde!

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 25, 2023 08:12 AM (uvymP)

61 The only reason we see it now is, ironically enough, with the emergence of Donald Trump in 2015. Say what you will about his accomplishments and his foibles. The greatest achievement and service he did for this nation was the exposure of this Corrupt-ocracy just by his mere presence and intention to drain the swamp. And that ironically was his greatest failing – not realizing that the swamp was the size of the Pacific Ocean and even deeper and darker by orders of magnitude.
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The totality of the problem was exposed during the Trump era. Prior to Trump, most people knew the government was corrupt but they assumed that it - like people such as Hannity assured them it was - was some people or some agency or another. It isn't. It is everything. Every agency, every department, every executive, every employee.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:14 AM (DU+/6)

62 Today is National Wine Day! 🍷

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 08:14 AM (NpAcC)

63 BTW, the red-cap-wearing TikTok guy vandalizing the Target 'Pride' display is a neo-Nazi type who is an unwelcome supporter of Kari Lake's, PDT etc.

I won't use his name to avoid publicizing him; but he's a genuine asshole and not an Antifa plant.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:14 AM (Vwz3I)

64 And checking 18 U.S. Code § 1361, that Muslim Indian White Supremacist Nazi could still face some hard time if they assess the damage he caused was in excess of 1k, which could potentially land him in jail for 10 years, but something tells me they will assess the damages below the threshold, so he gets a year, which will knocked down to time served by the DOJ sentencing request.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:14 AM (up/3i)

65 This Trump Desantis war is great! All you MAGA people have to keep in mind that Rove is going to setup a permanent Republican majority.

Posted by: Eskimo at May 25, 2023 08:15 AM (ZYNmu)

66 "This didn't happen overnight or with the coming of Obama or even in the wake of 9/11/01. This has been going on for decades, perhaps dating back to the end of the Second World War."


One could make the argument that this can be traced back to the creation of the OSS during WWII, an organization with a black budget and virtually zero oversight. They decided George Patton was too likely to run and win the presidency after the war and would likely start a war with the soviet union so they had him eliminated.


It was deemed necessary to help win the war but the plug should have been pulled when the war was over and it wasn't. The OSS morphed into the cia and just kept going and other agencies followed suit.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 25, 2023 08:15 AM (ncXxy)

67 ‘Special assistant’ to John Fetterman brags about media ‘puppets’ and the senator’s duplicity

-James O'Keefe has him on tape.

Posted by: Jay in PA at May 25, 2023 08:15 AM (i7Q7S)

68 As someone once brilliantly said, "the system isn't corrupt because corruption is the system."

-------

The quote is "Our problem isn't that the system is corrupt. It's that corruption is the system."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 08:16 AM (oINRc)

69 Rove is going to setup a permanent Republican majority.

Posted by: Eskimo at May 25, 2023 08:15 AM (ZYNmu)


Rove? Karl Rove?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:16 AM (45fpk)

70 FJB has nominated the AF chief of staff to be the joint chiefs chairman. He is the first african american to be chairman.... since Colin Powell. A historic first!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 08:16 AM (slgIg)

71 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 08:17 AM (T4tVD)

72 65 This Trump Desantis war is great! All you MAGA people have to keep in mind that Rove is going to setup a permanent Republican majority.
Posted by: Eskimo at May 25, 2023 08:15 AM (ZYNmu)

Terrific! We'll finally get the complete Dubya amnesty and another McCain thumbs down on everything else!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:17 AM (x0n13)

73 >>Every agency is a police agency and a spy agency. Some are police or spy agencies first and foremost and some are police and spy agencies as a secondary mission, but there is no such thing as a federal non-police/non-intelligence agency. Perhaps more than anything else, this is the most serious problem with the federal government.

Basically, you have to watch this clip of Sebatian Gorka on PBD Podcast, he lays it all out very methodically.

https://tinyurl.com/2er9tsjk

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:17 AM (up/3i)

74 First, that anyone seeking the 2024 GOP nomination for president pledge to review the sentences of the Jan. 6 political prisoners during the first ten days of this or her presidency and, pending pardons, commute every sentence to time served, and repayment of any fines or restitution extracted from these defendants.
++++
That won't give those people their lives back. Nothing can, but we can make a better effort than this. To anyone unjustly prosecuted and imprisoned, all of their costs should be reimbursed. Fines, restitution, legal fees, travel expenses - all of it. Then they should be compensated at a rate of $25,000 per day they spent under prosecution and $50,000 per day that they spent behind bars. And the people who did it - the DoJ and other government agents who performed this railroading - should be fired and their pensions withheld if they were mere operators and should be fired and prosecuted if they were shot-callers.

Make it into a lesson.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:17 AM (DU+/6)

75 Colin Powell is Jamaican-American so the FA guy is the first African-American chief!!! Joe would never lie to us.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:18 AM (Vwz3I)

76 It's also,
National Tap Dance Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 08:18 AM (NpAcC)

77 66 It was deemed necessary to help win the war but the plug should have been pulled when the war was over and it wasn't. The OSS morphed into the cia and just kept going and other agencies followed suit.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 25, 2023 08:15 AM (ncXxy)


The CIA as I had imagined it was or should have been - first line of defense against our foreign enemies - is necessary.

The CIA as it really was and is, is an enemy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:19 AM (x0n13)

78 Oooops. AF not FA.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:19 AM (Vwz3I)

79 Also the first time both the joint chiefs AND Sec Def are black. See! I knew we could find some historic first to dredge out of a nomination!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 08:19 AM (slgIg)

80 74 Make it into a lesson.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:17 AM (DU+/6)

Want to make lefty heads explode? Call it "reparations!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (x0n13)

81 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (Zz0t1)

82 KY Hot Pocket shooting
_________

I saw that story yesterday and could not believe the shooter wasn't some soi boi or an Antifa wannabe.

It was an old guy.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 08:03 AM (Q4IgG)

Lesson here.....don't f**k with us old guys.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (Zvtjl)

83 I'm already tired of the DeSantis-Trump war of words. I'll be tuning out most of the campaign.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (wagHN)

84 >Ron DeSantis Busts Media Stranglehold, Announces Presidential Bid: "I Am Running to Lead Our Great American Comeback"


you mean, make America great again?

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (geLO8)

85 Russian Spy Whale is adorable!
https://tinyurl.com/yusjese4

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at May 25, 2023 08:21 AM (MvF+J)

86 It's also,
National Tap Dance Day.
Posted by: redridinghood

Do I look like Fred Upstairs ?

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 08:21 AM (T4tVD)

87 Until people, generally, realize that the purpose of a centralized government, with its’ departments, agencies, bureaus is control of the population nothing can really change. Too many believe that government is their friend, or at least neutral players that occasionally get it wrong.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (PCK5/)

88 @74

>>To anyone unjustly prosecuted and imprisoned, all of their costs should be reimbursed. Fines, restitution, legal fees, travel expenses - all of it. Then they should be compensated at a rate of $25,000 per day they spent under prosecution and $50,000 per day that they spent behind bars. And the people who did it - the DoJ and other government agents who performed this railroading - should be fired and their pensions withheld if they were mere operators and should be fired and prosecuted if they were shot-callers.

Yeah, that's not going to happen.

Congress is never going to fund something like that and in order to get that money from the government, there would have to be some sort of a class action against the DOJ/FBI where they win and get a judgement.

Another possible route would be through some sort of Executive order and it's funded through some sort of discretionary fund the Unitary executive has access to.

Bottom line, these people are essentially SOOL with regards to being able to get any compensation for the abominations that were visited upon them.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (up/3i)

89 @JJ Sefton @Joe Mannix

The Patrick Bet-David Podcast with Sebastian Gorka the other night(May 23) is a must watch if you haven't seen it. Definitely a good supplement to what you've posted this morning. Interesting insight by Gorka on the Trump administration and how Bannon "made a drug deal" with Rinse Penis(Republicans) filling the Trump cabinet.

I'd recommend everyone go to YouTube and watch it if you haven't seen it already. Very interesting, important and informative.

Posted by: JROD at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (IlL6s)

90 Every agency is a police agency and a spy agency. Some are police or spy agencies first and foremost and some are police and spy agencies as a secondary mission, but there is no such thing as a federal non-police/non-intelligence agency.

The Secretary of the Smithsonian can lawfully pack heat on a commercial passenger jet.

The 2nd Amendment was not made for We The People but for our overlords.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (YXHzG)

91 Former employee at CA's biggest women's prison arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 13 inmates.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (Vwz3I)

92 The totality of the problem requires a large-scale solution. There is one simple option which is to simply burn the whole thing down but there might be a major reform that could avoid that. If I thought there was hope of reform, my vision is that all policing and intelligence functions are eliminated from the FedGov. Reform the entire system under six new agencies:
1. Domestic federal law enforcement. They handle all interstate crime. Nothing else. Short leash.
2. Domestic intelligence. Sometime spying is needed. Very, very short leash.
3. Foreign intelligence. Longer leash.
4. Military intelligence. Longer leash, no domestic ops.
5. Federal protection - the president, key men, etc.
6. Internal Affairs. They watch the other five agencies. Employees are paid a base salary plus bounty. The more wrongdoing they catch at the other five agencies, the more they get paid. Encourage them to be ruthless and brutal with the main agencies, and to pick every nit. Incentives are built to ensure over-reaction. None of the personnel can have worked at any of the other five agencies. This agency is answerable directly to Congress and is operated transparently.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (DU+/6)

93 83 I'm already tired of the DeSantis-Trump war of words. I'll be tuning out most of the campaign.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (wagHN)


Yes. Anything said will just be a rehash.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (PCK5/)

94 @84

>>you mean, make America great again?

I guess Make America Great Again-Again, is already copyrighted/trademarked.

Be better Meatball, be better.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (up/3i)

95 John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (j80wd)

96 59 Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:12 AM (ETtL

Well, the GOP will have to respond to abortion because the Dems will run on that hard, because that's all they really have to run on.

If our side can wrest the narrative from them and call baby-killing for what it is, and make them answer the simple question "at what point will you recognize that an unborn child is in fact fully formed and what you advocate is murder?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (x0n13)

97 I'm already tired of the DeSantis-Trump war of words. I'll be tuning out most of the campaign.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (wagHN)

This. Add to it that the question will be settled long before MO's primary, and I'm gonna be focusing on enjoying a warm summer.

Posted by: Catherine at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (ZSsrh)

98 47 Musk is like a politically ambivalent to left leaning person who got red pilled and given tbe worlds biggest microphone. He isn't quite solid jn his beliefs and can't quite articulate positions, but everyone wants to listen to him.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 25, 2023 08:08 AM (slgIg)

I think Musk knows true north but he’s heavily tied to government largesse. He’s conflicted so to speak.

Posted by: 7man at May 25, 2023 08:24 AM (qwO6y)

99 95 John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (j80wd)

Funny. That sounded just like Biden.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:24 AM (x0n13)

100 When you permit the communists to setup and run your IC you get communist IC.

I imagine the level of infiltration back in the day was off the charts. Probably still is, but the commies are "home grown" now.

There really isn't a sector of American government that's been untouched by the left.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 08:25 AM (Q4IgG)

101 >>John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.

Oh, ok.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2023 08:25 AM (ZLI7S)

102 A bold prediction, Cotton. Let's see if it comes true.

CA regulators say state unlikely to run short of electricity this summer, thanks to new power sources.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:25 AM (Vwz3I)

103
>>you mean, make America great again?

I guess Make America Great Again-Again, is already copyrighted/trademarked.

Be better Meatball, be better.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (up/3i)




I guess we're skipping that Clinton used "Make America Great Again" in the 90's then......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:25 AM (Zz0t1)

104 89 Posted by: JROD at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (IlL6s)

Will look for it. Thanks.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (x0n13)

105 "John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.
Posted by: Jen the original"

Biden doesn't understand why he can't have more ice cream.

Posted by: fd at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (iayUP)

106 J.J. Sefton says

May 25, 2023 at 2:42 pm

When you consider the fact that John Brennan was a known Communist who voted for Angela Davis and Gus Hall in the 1980 election, yet not only was allowed to join the CIA but eventually rose to be its director, that tells you something about just how far back and how deep the rot goes in this nation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (BRHaw)

107
John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (j80wd)



It's not like Trump had business deals worth millions in multiple countries around the world or anything.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (Zz0t1)

108 Damn, it's cold as a witches tit out there today.

Where the hell is that Globull Warmening I've been hearing about?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (up/3i)

109 Do I look like Fred Upstairs ?
Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 08:21 AM (T4tVD)
******
🕺

Posted by: redridinghood at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (NpAcC)

110 46

Agreed.

The 2024 puppet show will be long and drawn out.



Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 08:26 AM (4h9M3)

111 >>>>John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.


Right. Because your lot did such a bang up job.
Sod off, mustache.

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 08:27 AM (geLO8)

112 Anonymous is already taking credit for the technical issues surrounding Ron Desantis' presidential announcement. Considering their sordid history of targeting and attacking notable repubs, I'm inclined to believe them.

Posted by: Bell the Cat at May 25, 2023 08:27 AM (6sKzC)

113 make them answer the simple question "at what point will you recognize that an unborn child is in fact fully formed and what you advocate is murder?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (x0n13)


At 22 days, a baby has a heartbeat. Some say as early as 16 days. Abortion stops a beating heart.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:27 AM (45fpk)

114 "CA regulators say state unlikely to run short of electricity this summer, thanks to new power sources.
Posted by: andycanuck"

Backfeeding EVs?

Posted by: fd at May 25, 2023 08:27 AM (iayUP)

115 Bottom line, these people are essentially SOOL with regards to being able to get any compensation for the abominations that were visited upon them.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (up/3i)
++++
Oh yes. I fully understand that. These people will never be made whole. They will never even be an attempt made. These people are fucked and the corrupt bastards who fucked them will retire comfortably.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:28 AM (DU+/6)

116 17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing bridge in L.A. for an apparent social media stunt.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:28 AM (Vwz3I)

117 That article pointing out the failures of election integrity, in AZ is very insightful and hopefully is seen and really taken to heart by the right people.

But with a supreme court that refuses to hold states accountable for committing these crimes, I doubt having all that info would even matter. How many times do we see clear cut evidence of Dems using a vacant house to claim a 1,000 voter registrations, and it gets a big shoulder shrug from anyone who can stop it.

Someone needs to figure out a way to not only implement those anti-fraud measures, but to make sure it actually causes some meaningful change.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:28 AM (ETtL8)

118 Mornin’, All. Happy Friday Eve. Yay.

Eff DeSantis. Way to split the party, A-Hole.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 08:28 AM (sqCjI)

119 113

At 22 days, a baby has a heartbeat. Some say as early as 16 days. Abortion stops a beating heart.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:27 AM (45fpk)

Again, with the facts!!!

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:28 AM (PCK5/)

120 >The 2024 puppet show will be long and drawn out.

I'm hoping for high comedy, even zaniness. I think American politics gets more absurd every cycle, at an exponential rate.

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (geLO8)

121 Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (T4tVD)

122 >>It's not like Trump had business deals worth millions in multiple countries around the world or anything.

I will take a successful international businessman's view of foreign relations over a room full of Ivy League educated know nothings every single day.

Businessmen get paid to get shit done. Our policy elites get paid to talk.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (ZLI7S)

123 17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing bridge in L.A. for an apparent social media stunt.
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:28 AM (Vwz3I)



"Come to me, my pretties."

- - - - The Darwin Awards

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (Zz0t1)

124 @103

>>I guess we're skipping that Clinton used "Make America Great Again" in the 90's then......

Clinton also used interns snatch's as a place to keep his cigars warm...


In the popular and current zeitgeist, is the term Make America Great or Make America Great Again associated with Bill Clinton in any way shape or form?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (up/3i)

125 Good morning everyone. Thank you J.J.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (qoGsy)

126 Newsmax had John Bolton on one of their shows? I might have to rethink Newsmax as my news source going forward.

Posted by: Jaimo at May 25, 2023 08:30 AM (DBrN4)

127 Asking John Bolton for advice on foreign policy is like taking driving lessons from Anne Heche.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 08:30 AM (oINRc)

128 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:30 AM (45fpk)

129 I'm already tired of the DeSantis-Trump war of words. I'll be tuning out most of the campaign.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at May 25, 2023 08:20 AM (wagHN)


Same here, Jewells. Everyone already knows where I stand and what I believe is going to happen, so there's no need for me to repeat it every day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 08:31 AM (AW0uW)

130

In the popular and current zeitgeist, is the term Make America Great or Make America Great Again associated with Bill Clinton in any way shape or form?
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (up/3i)



I just stated that if we're going to trash DeSantis for rehashing the Trump selected slogan, we should be transparent on said slogan.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:31 AM (Zz0t1)

131 17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing bridge in L.A. for an apparent social media stunt.
Posted by: andycanuck

The real question is 'Did he get the shot?'

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 08:31 AM (qoGsy)

132 Congress is never going to fund something like that and in order to get that money from the government, there would have to be some sort of a class action against the DOJ/FBI where they win and get a judgement.

Another possible route would be through some sort of Executive order and it's funded through some sort of discretionary fund the Unitary executive has access to.

Bottom line, these people are essentially SOOL with regards to being able to get any compensation for the abominations that were visited upon them.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:22 AM (up/3i)

that's the glory of following 46, the president does have to wait on congress. he can just decide that's how it's going to be and it now is.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:32 AM (Mkvkw)

133 There were some Bolton fanboys here some time back. I guess it was like finding out the Freddy Mercury was queer.

Posted by: fd at May 25, 2023 08:32 AM (iayUP)

134 John Bolton quoted on Newsmax. “ Trump did not understand foreign relations “.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 25, 2023 08:23 AM (j80wd)
++++
This is true, from John "Ham Sandwich" Bolton's standpoint. Trump, as an outsider, understood *nothing* of foreign relations as developed by Ham Sandwich and his cronies in the professional foreign relations business over the course of decades.

That's why he was so effective at it. He rejected - and may not even have been firmly aware of - their precepts. He rejected military intervention as a primary response. He rejected the exemption of trade from policy decisions. Most importantly, he rejected multilateralism.

He would have done none of those things - and had none of his successes - if he had "understood foreign relations" in the manner that Ham Sandwich understands them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:32 AM (DU+/6)

135
I will take a successful international businessman's view of foreign relations over a room full of Ivy League educated know nothings every single day.

Businessmen get paid to get shit done. Our policy elites get paid to talk.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (ZLI7S)



Why I had no issues casting a vote for Perot.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:32 AM (Zz0t1)

136 "We understand that government is not entertainment. It's not about building a brand."
----
So, Mitt 2.0.
The same "I can run goverment better" BS.

I'm so glad the pearl clutchers finally have someone to restore their faith in government. They had a rough patch there sitting out 2016 and 2020.

The big whine about Trump attacking Ron is that he's doing it from the left. Ok. And what part of Ron's quote could not be written on the NYT editorial page? It's verbatim "respectable" (read: liberal) Republican criticism.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (Vhzin)

137 Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 1h
ICYMI - Colombia-Panama border hit by 6.6-magnitude earthquake

||The quake was one of the strongest recorded in the area in recent years, but there were no reports of damage, Panamanian officials said.

The epicenter was about 40 kilometers (25 miles) off the coast of Panama’s eastern town of Puerto Obaldia, according to the USGS. [...]

The area includes the Darien Gap, a dangerous corridor for migrants trying to reach the United States.||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (Vwz3I)

138 Asking John Bolton for advice on foreign policy is like taking driving lessons from Anne Heche.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 08:30 AM (oINRc)
++++
Brutal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (DU+/6)

139 I used to adore John Bolton especially in the RedEye days when he was called the President of RedEye and during the Bush Admin. As we all have learned over the years they are all liars and none of them have our best interests at heart. I will say I still love KT McFarland though.

Posted by: Jaimo at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (DBrN4)

140 Hiya JT!
Posted by: grammie winger

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 08:34 AM (T4tVD)

141 Probably unpopular but Republicans just need to quit putting abortion on the front burner. They've stated their position as a party. If they'd as a group parrot "it's a states issue" and say no more they'd be fine.

But they can't help but take the bait every fucking time.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 08:34 AM (Q4IgG)

142 ++++
Brutal.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (DU+/6)



One might say cruel, even.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)

143 - - - - The Darwin Awards
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (Zz0t1)
-

My early teens granddaughter has "discovered" the Aussie "Dumb Ways to Die" video and sings it whenever coming across such headlines.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 08:35 AM (Frnu2)

144 Anonymous is already taking credit for the technical issues

Posted by: Bell the Cat at May 25, 2023 08:27 AM (6sKzC)

They kinda take credit for a lot of stuff they don't do, because in reality most members of "anonymous" are guys playing war craft who hack themselves a free Ring of Might.

I don't think Twitter spaces was made to hold 500k people, so it got overloaded, and eventually they upscaled what they had to in order to fix it.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:35 AM (ETtL8)

145 Federal LEO and Intel will be torn down and rebuilt, but not by us. Hate to say it but there it is.

Posted by: Eromero at May 25, 2023 08:35 AM (z3WCn)

146 >>That's why he was so effective at it. He rejected - and may not even have been firmly aware of - their precepts. He rejected military intervention as a primary response. He rejected the exemption of trade from policy decisions. Most importantly, he rejected multilateralism.

If you go back and look at some of Trump's interviews from 20+ years ago he was well aware of our foreign policy failings and was already pushing his own ideas. In a way Trump's biggest strength, he ability to relate to everyman and be a superb marketer, is also one of his biggest problems. Too often people write him off as a blowhard and don't listen to what he is actually saying.

Putin listened. Xi listened. The mullahs in Iran listened. One of the reasons our elites hate him so much is not only did he accomplish what they said was impossible he made it look easy.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2023 08:35 AM (ZLI7S)

147 "I'm already tired of the DeSantis-Trump war of words"

The buzz today isn't even about what they're saying. It's all about the campaign 'glitches' and optics and pageviews and clix and allies and marketing.

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at May 25, 2023 08:36 AM (MvF+J)

148 JJ Hates the USA
Posted by: Paul

Tell me if this fart smells like bacon.....

Posted by: JT at May 25, 2023 08:36 AM (T4tVD)

149

RDS is a decent guy but sure wish he'd waited to run as a Trump backed MAGA successor. Or run in 2028 even without Trump backing him.

Worst of all : RDS may be in it to win in 2024 but his GOPe backers could care fuck all about RDS wining anything but the 'Defeat the Orange Man' GOPe trophy.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 25, 2023 08:36 AM (/5Who)

150 Imagine the crowds all chanting at once:

GAC GAC GAC GAC GAC GAC

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 08:37 AM (4h9M3)

151 Brutal.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (DU+/6)


One might say cruel, even.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:34 AM (Zz0t1)


You gotta be cruel to be kind.

Posted by: Nick Lowe at May 25, 2023 08:37 AM (AW0uW)

152 Dutch man paralyzed in bike accident is walking again thanks to wireless connection between brain and spinal cord.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:37 AM (Vwz3I)

153 JJ Hates the USA
Posted by: Paul



In it's current form, it's warranted.

Asshole. #BarrelMouthTrigger

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:37 AM (Zz0t1)

154
Clinton also used interns snatch's as a place to keep his cigars warm...


In the popular and current zeitgeist, is the term Make America Great or Make America Great Again associated with Bill Clinton in any way shape or form?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:29 AM (up/3i)


Someone tweeted a joke back in 2015/16 along the lines of "Trump wants to make America Great Again, and Clinton wants to make an intern a humidor again"

It might have actually been Ace, or maybe Iowahawk.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 25, 2023 08:37 AM (ETtL8)

155 I used to adore John Bolton especially in the RedEye days when he was called the President of RedEye and during the Bush Admin.
Posted by: Jaimo at May 25, 2023 08:33 AM (DBrN4)
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I bought Bolton's book Surrender Is Not an Option, when it came out in 2007.

When I read how weak he was in understanding the built-in tyranny of Islam, I understood he was not the right guy.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (Frnu2)

156 Probably unpopular but Republicans just need to quit putting abortion on the front burner. They've stated their position as a party. If they'd as a group parrot "it's a states issue" and say no more they'd be fine.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

If we can't get the public to abhor the killing of kids, we deserve whatever happens to our culture and our country.

"And you will be hated by everyone because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved."

-- Mark 13:13

Posted by: Tonypete at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (qoGsy)

157 Lumpy Fettermonster says, "GoooooooOOOOOOO 14th amendment!"

Senator John Fetterman
@SenFettermanPA
President Biden needs to consider using the 14th Amendment if necessary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (FVME7)

158 Probably unpopular but Republicans just need to quit putting abortion on the front burner. They've stated their position as a party. If they'd as a group parrot "it's a states issue" and say no more they'd be fine.

But they can't help but take the bait every fucking time.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 08:34 AM (Q4IgG)

i would add that it's taking a life, but pretty much this.

and if they INSIST on an answer, then ask if they're willing to make the "day after pill" OTC in exchange for a 10 week ban.

they will say no every time.

and yes, I know 10 weeks is still murder, but the point is to "make it seem reasonable" to highlight to the audience that there is no possible compromise

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (Mkvkw)

159 We are building a religion, we are making a brand
We are the only ones to turn to when your castles turn to sand
Take a bite of this apple, Mr. Corporate Events
Take a walk through the jungle of cardboard shanties and tents

https://youtu.be/ezoOnI95BpE

That song long predates Obama, but it always struck me as a perfect theme song for him.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (DU+/6)

160 My early teens granddaughter has "discovered" the Aussie "Dumb Ways to Die" video and sings it whenever coming across such headlines.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey


You gotta love the video clips on Facebook. LOL

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (6hSPF)

161
Senator John Fetterman
@SenFettermanPA
President Biden needs to consider using the 14th Amendment if necessary.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (FVME7)




He finally got around to reading his talking points memo, I see.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:39 AM (Zz0t1)

162 @141

>>But they can't help but take the bait every fucking time.

Well they've been raising money off of the issue and fooling bubba for going on 50 years.

They never really thought RvW would be overturned and now having caught the car don't know what to do with themselves.

Losing RvW opened a G-d sized whole in their business model, I mean what do they fundraise off of now? America First Nationalism?

Nope not gonna do that.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:39 AM (up/3i)

163 G-A-C or 'gack'??

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:40 AM (Vwz3I)

164
There were some Bolton fanboys here some time back. I guess it was like finding out the Freddy Mercury was queer.

Posted by: fd at May 25, 2023 08:32 AM


Post 9/11 he was fine. But then 'something happened'. Like Charles the Bike Guy/Super Tanker Photographer.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (enJYY)

165 Now you understand what I meant when I said "all of it." Every office of every department of every bureau of every agency in Washington D.C., every blue state capital, every blue city and town hall and increasingly quite a few red states have become weaponized as tools of political repression. 
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I'm voting to destroy the federal corruption.
It cannot be reformed.
It cannot be run better.
It must be torn out root and branch.
I want a wrecking ball.
I want the most outrageous and offensive-- to those in DC--possible.
Because no Republican has any hope of destroying them.
But they will destroy themselves.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (Vhzin)

166 When life is devalued to the point where the killing of children is acceptable, IMO every bad thing flows downhill from there. What right is higher than the right to stay alive?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (45fpk)

167
Yeah, it's silly season. The biannual shell game extravaganza.

I remember a time, in the long long ago, toward the end of when our political system still functioned... Back then, the orgy of electioneering stupidity was less than half the time. Part of each even-numbered year.

Now it's become this all-consuming thing. Every cycle, the campaigns grow longer and longer and longer, and mean less and less and less in practical terms.

Now we get less than six months at the beginning of odd-numbered years where people aren't campaigning for some sinecure, while everyone screams at each other about which of these goons should get to enrich themselves at our expense.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (oINRc)

168 that's the glory of following 46, the president does have to wait on congress. he can just decide that's how it's going to be and it now is.

Its right there in the 14th Amendment: clot shot mandates, overriding Article 1 § 8, erasing borders, endless wars, politically weaponizing the agencies, panopticon surveillance, declaring We The People as domestic terrorists, etc.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 08:42 AM (YXHzG)

169 Putin listened. Xi listened. The mullahs in Iran listened. One of the reasons our elites hate him so much is not only did he accomplish what they said was impossible he made it look easy.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 25, 2023 08:35 AM (ZLI7S)
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They never wanted to accomplish it outside of their own model. Better to not have Objective X than to achieve Objective X and violate their pet operational model.

Their model was bad, but it was *their* model and they couldn't come to terms with that. They hated his success because he not only did it without them, he did it by repudiating their methods. This hatred blinded them so much that they failed to acknowledge his skill even when he did run their playbook - which he did do, when he resurrected the "4x4" scheme developed for a Japan/US/Australia/India pacific alliance during the Bush 43 administration.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:42 AM (DU+/6)

170 Here we go again: the Squad and other assorted lower 2% scum element loudmouthed Leftist bitches and whores threatening violence if they don't get their free shit for the browns.. . . . . all the while, many sit and languish in DC jails for basically being tourists. Everytime I see this, I instinctively reach for something heavy to use to crease foreheads. . . .

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & country=club GOPe at May 25, 2023 08:42 AM (5uy7A)

171 166 When life is devalued to the point where the killing of children is acceptable, IMO every bad thing flows downhill from there. What right is higher than the right to stay alive?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (45fpk)

For too many, the Right to not be Inconvenienced..

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:42 AM (PCK5/)

172 Lumpy Fettermonster says, "GoooooooOOOOOOO 14th amendment!"

Senator John Fetterman
@SenFettermanPA
President Biden needs to consider using the 14th Amendment if necessary.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:38 AM (FVME7)

sure he did... i wouldn't believe he could find twitter, much less put a coherent sentence together.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:43 AM (Mkvkw)

173 141 Probably unpopular but Republicans just need to quit putting abortion on the front burner. They've stated their position as a party. If they'd as a group parrot "it's a states issue" and say no more they'd be fine.


agree - it's not a national-level issue

Dobbs was rightly decided and that was the result

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (w0NJk)

174 sure he did... i wouldn't believe he could find twitter, much less put a coherent sentence together.
Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:43 AM (Mkvkw)
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Like Feinstein and many others, he has staffers who are actually in charge.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (DU+/6)

175 Armed masked man holed-up in a building in Nagano, Japan after attack that killed one and injured three others.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (Vwz3I)

176 DeSantis sounded good last night.

The problem was that his introduction to the nation was voice-only. ie. The equivalent of 1930's technology.

I mean coming on right after the Fibber McGee and Molly show was a stroke of genius because once the Geritol and Ovaltine commercials were done, DeSantis had the ears of the nation!

It should've been in video because the only people who would sit through the whole thing or even listen to it in the first place are political junkies.

If video, the DeSantis campaign could've easily sliced out little ads for the internet or TV. Then gotten people interested in those to go back to watch the whole thing. Easy and cheap(ish).

Going forward DeSantis and his committee need to be smarter about the use of his resources and opportunities.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (RJQ8g)

177 If we can't get the public to abhor the killing of kids, we deserve whatever happens to our culture and our country.

"And you will be hated by everyone because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved."

-- Mark 13:13
Posted by: Tonypete


I stand with Tonypete.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (6hSPF)

178 163

GACK. It has the right ring to it, especially like this:

GAAAACCCK: The DeSantis mantra.

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 08:45 AM (4h9M3)

179 Hmmmmmm......Dems are pushing the use of the 14th amendment......


No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:45 AM (Zz0t1)

180 agree - it's not a national-level issue

Dobbs was rightly decided and that was the result
Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (w0NJk)
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That's my take, too. This is firmly a state-level issue. Make abortion part of a state platform if applicable and set the action direction and extent based on local conditions. Remove it from the national platform other than a position that status quo should be unchanged and the party will work to block changes to the post-Dobbs status quo.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:45 AM (DU+/6)

181 So is Meatball going to go all kissie-kissie with Disney now that he needs to attract votes?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 08:45 AM (sqCjI)

182 166 When life is devalued to the point where the killing of children is acceptable, IMO every bad thing flows downhill from there. What right is higher than the right to stay alive?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (45fpk)

>>>

Winner of the thread so far. IMO.

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & country=club GOPe at May 25, 2023 08:45 AM (5uy7A)

183 Now we get less than six months at the beginning of odd-numbered years where people aren't campaigning for some sinecure, while everyone screams at each other about which of these goons should get to enrich themselves at our expense.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 25, 2023 08:41 AM (oINRc)

come to VA, we don't even get that because the idiots here are set up in an off year format. it's pretty much ALL CAMPAIGNS ALL THE TIME for either state or federal office...

fml i'm sick of it

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 25, 2023 08:45 AM (Mkvkw)

184 When life is devalued to the point where the killing of children is acceptable, IMO every bad thing flows downhill from there. What right is higher than the right to stay alive?

That is why I say that the real struggle (in secular terms) is Imago Dei vs Lebensunwertes Leben.

You either believe that mankind is made in the image of God and the world and all that is in it is for man's use and enjoyment, or you believe that man is diseased livestock and needs to be routinely purged when not actively controlled and subjugated.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 08:46 AM (YXHzG)

185 171, 166

...devalued to the point of maiming and killing children...

the power of "and."

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 08:48 AM (4h9M3)

186 184 When life is devalued to the point where the killing of children is acceptable, IMO every bad thing flows downhill from there. What right is higher than the right to stay alive?

That is why I say that the real struggle (in secular terms) is Imago Dei vs Lebensunwertes Leben.

You either believe that mankind is made in the image of God and the world and all that is in it is for man's use and enjoyment, or you believe that man is diseased livestock and needs to be routinely purged when not actively controlled and subjugated.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 08:46 AM (YXHzG)

That almost sounds like you think there is a spiritual war going on in the world !!

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:48 AM (PCK5/)

187 173 141 Probably unpopular but Republicans just need to quit putting abortion on the front burner. They've stated their position as a party. If they'd as a group parrot "it's a states issue" and say no more they'd be fine.


agree - it's not a national-level issue

Dobbs was rightly decided and that was the result
Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 25, 2023 08:44 AM (w0NJk)


Yes. The response should be something along the lines of: "The Supreme Court decided properly to follow the 10th Amendment to the Constitution and now abortion is a state issue to be decided by each state's voters. You need to address the voters in your state."

End of discussion.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2023 08:48 AM (RJQ8g)

188 to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

That certainly eliminates most if not all of the Democrats in office.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 08:48 AM (YXHzG)

189 G-A-C or 'gack'??
Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:40 AM (Vwz3I)




"Galk galk galk galk....."

---- Sandra Fluke

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

190 I see it's Fleet Week in NYC. Do the sailors have to be in uniform to go out in the city, or can they go out as a drag queen if they want?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 08:49 AM (hh7Ed)

191 190 I see it's Fleet Week in NYC. Do the sailors have to be in uniform to go out in the city, or can they go out as a drag queen if they want?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 08:49 AM (hh7Ed)


They can go out in drag. The only change is that it's officially permitted now.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 25, 2023 08:50 AM (4olE8)

192 AP Warns That Conservative Americans Are Participating in Democracy

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Those bastards!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:50 AM (FVME7)

193 I see it's Fleet Week in NYC. Do the sailors have to be in uniform to go out in the city, or can they go out as a drag queen if they want?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 08:49 AM (hh7Ed)
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That's their "street uniform."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:50 AM (DU+/6)

194 I just put Kaylee in her kitty carrier to take her to the vet. To say she is displeased is an understatement...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 25, 2023 08:50 AM (BpYfr)

195 AP Warns That Conservative Americans Are Participating in Democracy
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Those bastards!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:50 AM (FVME7)
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LOL. Where's that from?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:51 AM (DU+/6)

196 More and more I'm hoping the Congress lets the Treasury default on payments. I realize the junta will make it as painful on America as they possibly can, but once we get through the horrible part, the future would be a great deal brighter. The Education Department, for one thing, could no longer be affordable.

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 08:52 AM (G7N/s)

197 184 Reuben, I don’t think it’s an either/or thing for everybody. I think some people see themselves and members of their set as made in the image of the gods (plural, because these people are effectively pagans), while everyone else are parasites to be expunged.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 08:52 AM (sqCjI)

198 Morning Horde. Thx for the report JJ. It looks like the rank and file leftist lunatics are losing their marbles more quickly. The crazed machete professor, a tranny chucking a brick at the mayor in SF and Whoopi and the squad threatening violence all indicate to me that elite wealthy left are loosing control, if they ever had that much and that is a good sign. The behavior of these loons will push a lot of moderate Dems away . Hopefully.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 25, 2023 08:52 AM (XaUsS)

199 So, Mitt 2.0.
The same "I can run goverment better" BS.

I'm so glad the pearl clutchers finally have someone to restore their faith in government. They had a rough patch there sitting out 2016 and 2020.

The big whine about Trump attacking Ron is that he's doing it from the left. Ok. And what part of Ron's quote could not be written on the NYT editorial page? It's verbatim "respectable" (read: liberal) Republican criticism.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice
____

I avoid these Trump vs DeSantis things usually, but I can't help myself. Huge difference between what Mitt did as governor of Mass. and what DeSantis does as gov of Fla. Pulling a short quote and ignoring evidence of what he actually did as an executive is not going to convince me that DeSantis is Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 08:52 AM (fs1hN)

200 "And that ironically was his greatest failing – not realizing that the swamp was the size of the Pacific Ocean and even deeper and darker by orders of magnitude."

Um, he fired James Comey in early 2017 and what did that get him? Four years of a never-ending anal exam that ultimately handcuffed his admin and led to losing the House in 2018 because republicans are inherently weak.

He tried... No other republican tried to put the Deep State in check and the multinational donor product called DeSantis will not either. I see a term-limited Trump becoming the dragon which is why they will put him in jail to deny him.

Posted by: Danimal28 at May 25, 2023 08:52 AM (klw0w)

201 GOP Chair “Speechless” When Top FBI Official Admits “I Just Haven’t Had Time” to Read Durham Report

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Well, he's got white supremacy to suppress!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:53 AM (FVME7)

202 Yeah, the 14th Amendment exit ramp is coming up.

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 08:54 AM (4h9M3)

203 I see it's Fleet Week in NYC. Do the sailors have to be in uniform to go out in the city, or can they go out as a drag queen if they want?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 08:49 AM (hh7Ed)

They can go out in drag. The only change is that it's officially permitted now.
Posted by: NR Pax


They can be queer since they're at the pier.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 08:54 AM (6hSPF)

204 Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 2h
NEW - US Navy said Thursday it is investigating alleged drug use and trafficking by several crew stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan carrier at the Yokosuka base in Japan

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 08:54 AM (Vwz3I)

205 Ron DeSantis will be on the Erick Erickson Show today.

But that's totally not GOPe ....

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 08:55 AM (Vhzin)

206 LOL. Where's that from?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

https://tinyurl.com/yhad7evb

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:55 AM (FVME7)

207 I wound up talking to a guy at a college reunion who was a bit ahead of me. He had a nice career at State and was involved in high level things involving North Korea and the Middle East. His father had been at State.

His condescension over Trump was simply amazing. This was right after Trump got Kim to settle dowen, avoided escalation in Syria and the Abraham Accords were brewing.

Like Bolton, he couldn't accept that this rank upstart had accomplished what those born to be Statesmen couldn't, who, by putting American interests first, and then engaging had put the world on a path to greater peace and prosperity.

Now look at where we are.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 08:55 AM (RqMSv)

208 GOP Chair “Speechless” When Top FBI Official Admits “I Just Haven’t Had Time” to Read Durham Report


That's what the shitter is for. You're fired!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 25, 2023 08:55 AM (6hSPF)

209 John Bolton is about the least credible person on “foreign relations.” His sole thought is to bomb other nations. Thats it. That is all he stands for.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at May 25, 2023 08:56 AM (TR3i7)

210 Harrison Ford Admits Indiana Jones Is “Not So Strong, Not So Brave, Not So Attentive” in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

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Boy, who wouldn't want to see that?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:57 AM (FVME7)

211 Biden Mocks DeSantis’ Campaign Announcement For Having Technical Difficulties
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ITS FUNNY BECAUSE BIDEN'S BRAIN OFTEN HAS TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Posted by: BEN ROTHLIESBURGERER at May 25, 2023 08:57 AM (fs1hN)

212 @210

>>Boy, who wouldn't want to see that?

As was noted, Kathleen Kennedy must really hate Harrison Ford, she killed Han Solo, she's killed Indy, if she were somehow to get mixed up with Ridley Scott, she would make a new Blade Runner film just to kill Deckard.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (up/3i)

213 Participatory democracy.

SF Mayor Announces Crackdown on Open-Air Drug Markets, Gets Shouted Down and Has a Brick Thrown at Her

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (FVME7)

214 >>. . . a functioning, thriving civil society are nothing without, as Adams said "a God-fearing people" to populate them and subsume their own personal political preferences to ensure their preservation. It is quite clear that the vast majority of people in the bureaucracy are not and do not.

And THAT gets to the heart of it, JJ: it is a *spiritual* war. Auron MacIntyre has an excellent thread on this:
https://tinyurl.com/2avpfefe

"For a long time progressives made great strides by transferring conflicts of moral vision out of the realm of the sacred and into the realm of the scientific

By making things cold, clinical, rational, and secular the left were able to deconstruct load bearing social norms . . ."

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (mo/0F)

215 Yeah, the 14th Amendment exit ramp is coming up.
Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 08:54 AM (4h9M3)
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They can make that assertion and Treasury can sell debt if it wants to. It will work. People and institutions will buy the paper.

Here's the rub, though. If they do it, then there is the very real and legitimate question as to whether the debt they issue after making that assertion is actually "lawful" as defined by the 14th. That will require litigation, but there is a very good chance that it will be deemed *not* lawful. If that it's the case, then the same thing they claimed gave them the power to issue the bonds - the 14th Amendment - will not cover the bonds they issued. They *could* be legally repudiated. They probably won't be, but they *could* be.

Those in the market know this. They will also accept those risks when buying any bonds that get issued under this scheme. They will, however, charge one hell of a risk premium to offset the unknown legal condition of the bonds. Treasury will be able to sell them, but the auctions will achieve a much lower price than a fully-legitimate auction would achieve. They run a meaningful contagion risk if they do it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (DU+/6)

216 205 Ron DeSantis will be on the Erick Erickson Show today.

But that's totally not GOPe ....
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice
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Ok, now that's a little better evidence.....

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (fs1hN)

217 210 Harrison Ford Admits Indiana Jones Is “Not So Strong, Not So Brave, Not So Attentive” in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

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Boy, who wouldn't want to see that?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:57 AM (FVME7)

Indiana Jones and the Mobility Scooter of Doom!!

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (PCK5/)

218 "Amanpour constantly creates a moral equivalence between terrorists, who murder people in cold blood, and innocent victims. This was not a slip of the tongue, not an honest mistake."

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To the Left, the arsonist (or murderous thug) is a victimized hero, while the firefighter (or individual daring to defend self and others from said thug) are privileged criminals.

Proviso: of course, that's only true when the skin color and political beliefs of both fit (or is it doesn't fit?) The Grand Neo-Marxist Narrative.

Out: Great Leap Forward.
In: Great Leap Backward.

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:00 AM (sJSOG)

219 And speaking of the need for "a God-fearing people" -- anyone surprised the designer for Target's PRIDE line for kids is a Satanist???

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:00 AM (mo/0F)

220 Huge difference between what Mitt did as governor of Mass. and what DeSantis does as gov of Fla. Pulling a short quote and ignoring evidence of what he actually did as an executive is not going to convince me that DeSantis is Mitt Romney.
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I'm not talking about records.
I'm talking about their rhetoric.
I'm not in the market for "Build Back Better, now fortified with 7 new Republican ideas!"
I don't want DC fixed.
I don't want "stuff getting done."
I want destruction, flames, tears and lamentations.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 09:01 AM (Vhzin)

221 "Amanpour constantly creates a moral equivalence between terrorists, who murder people in cold blood, and innocent victims. This was not a slip of the tongue, not an honest mistake."
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Moral relativism and moral equivalency are the bread and butter of the progressives. It's a powerful weapon if you accept the premise (or can be bullied into pretending to accept it).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:02 AM (DU+/6)

222 219 And speaking of the need for "a God-fearing people" -- anyone surprised the designer for Target's PRIDE line for kids is a Satanist???
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:00 AM (mo/0F)

Aleister Crowley Legacy..

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:02 AM (PCK5/)

223 Trans Disc Golfer Wins Women’s Tournament in Virginia After Being Banned From California Event”

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Well, to be fair, disc golf seems like a transgender sport.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 09:02 AM (FVME7)

224 Indiana Jones and the Matlock/Murder She Wrote Back-to-Back Marathons

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 09:02 AM (sqCjI)

225 Harrison Ford Admits Indiana Jones Is “Not So Strong, Not So Brave, Not So Attentive” in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

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Boy, who wouldn't want to see that?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:57 AM (FVME7)


I feel the same way about that franchise as I do the SW movies - the original films were multi-million dollar versions of a 1930s Republic serial and were best as one-shot things, not as foundations for a never-ending series.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 25, 2023 09:02 AM (AW0uW)

226 Isn't it time for some common-sense assault brick control?

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:03 AM (sJSOG)

227 @220

>>I want destruction, flames, tears and lamentations.

Our objectives coincide, perchance, do you have a newsletter one can subscribe to?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 09:03 AM (up/3i)

228 Participatory democracy.

SF Mayor Announces Crackdown on Open-Air Drug Markets, Gets Shouted Down and Has a Brick Thrown at Her
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (FVME7)



"You're a Persian Brick!!!!"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

229 Like Bolton, he couldn't accept that this rank upstart had accomplished what those born to be Statesmen couldn't, who, by putting American interests first, and then engaging had put the world on a path to greater peace and prosperity.

Now look at where we are.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 08:55 AM (RqMSv)
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my uncle has a similar background, and the condescension just drips when he talks about Trump. But State/CIA people (closely related) have always been this way, convinced that Americans (especially elected politicians) have no clue how important they are.

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 09:03 AM (G7N/s)

230 You want destruction, flames, tears and lamentations.
You'll settle for corrupt FBI/DOJ officials behind bars.
You'll get fundraising letters.

Posted by: GOPe at May 25, 2023 09:04 AM (fs1hN)

231 "People and institutions will buy the paper."

I disagree. Not worth the risk to be a buyer when there's trillions in alternative Treasuries without the taint. And no one knows what the risk premium in the after-market will be as there's no precedent.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:04 AM (RqMSv)

232 228 Participatory democracy.

SF Mayor Announces Crackdown on Open-Air Drug Markets, Gets Shouted Down and Has a Brick Thrown at Her
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:59 AM (FVME7)


"You're a Persian Brick!!!!"
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:03 AM (Zz0t1)

A shoe would have been funnier… or a dead rat, or a handful of shit.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:04 AM (PCK5/)

233 The J6 sentencings are a shot across the bow to the proles to remain in their lane. The uniparty has demanded it.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 25, 2023 07:52 AM (Q4IgG)
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The GOP has been marvelous in defending basic justice and civil rigjts.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 25, 2023 09:05 AM (dS722)

234 Harrison Ford Admits Indiana Jones Is “Not So Strong, Not So Brave, Not So Attentive” in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

Boy, who wouldn't want to see that?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:57 AM (FVME7)



But, you will see it! Somewhere, sometime, you will it!!!

Where's your hero now? Bested by a little girl!!!
Replaced by a little girl who's better than fake ass Indiana Jones in every way!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

And now it's part of Canon!!! It cost millions!!! Hundreds of millions!!!!

Now my victory is complete! Indiana Jones is a cowardly little bitty do-nothing man forever more.

AH-HAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA1!11!!!1!1!!

Posted by: Kathleen Kennedy at May 25, 2023 09:05 AM (RJQ8g)

235 https://tinyurl.com/yhad7evb
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 08:55 AM (FVME7)
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Huh. I thought it would be the Bee. That article is well-written snark as well as having some illustrative embeds. Like this one:

@NPR
In several states and districts around the country, protesters have been disrupting school board meetings.

They're opposed to mask policies. Vaccine mandates. LGBTQ rights. Sex education. And teaching about race and U.S. history.


What a bunch of shitheads. It is hilarious that they claim to be unbiased and independent. Their words do, quite literally, speak for themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:05 AM (DU+/6)

236 Suggestion, don't just take sexually explicit books out of school libraries.

Arrest the librarians that stock them and put them on the sex offender registry.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 25, 2023 09:05 AM (lc5cP)

237 You'll get fundraising letters.

Posted by: GOPe at May 25, 2023 09:04 AM (fs1hN)


ACT NOW FRIEND FOR X5,000 MATCH!

Posted by: Literal Spam from the GOPe at May 25, 2023 09:06 AM (lc5cP)

238 Re: The Durham Report

It is easy to overlook, but...

This whitewash was conducted on behalf of elected congressional REPUBLICANS. The kabuki and announcement of "mistakes were made" during the failed coup d'etat gives GOP senators and MOC's cover and a fig leaf to claim something was done about this blatant show of police state force.

People should not be in prison over this failed coup, they should be dead after the needle went into their arm.

Remember, if any elected Republican allocates one thin dime to fund the FBI, he, too, is your enemy and like all Democrats and heir to Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 25, 2023 09:06 AM (KSNKu)

239 RiP Tina. I will celebrate National Wine Day by toasting you.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 25, 2023 09:06 AM (owlJt)

240 Posted by: Kathleen Kennedy at May 25, 2023 09:05 AM (RJQ8g)
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Heh. I think you give her too much credit. She strikes me far more as a grossly incompetent true believer who can't figure out why things keep going wrong and everything keeps falling to ruins than a diabolical and calculated destroyer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:07 AM (DU+/6)

241 I want destruction, flames, tears and lamentations.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 25, 2023 09:01 AM (Vhzin)

That is what it will take. Amen

Posted by: Ziba at May 25, 2023 09:07 AM (4h9M3)

242 >>"Amanpour constantly creates a moral equivalence between terrorists, who murder people in cold blood, and innocent victims. This was not a slip of the tongue, not an honest mistake."

Because she sides with the terrorists.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:07 AM (mo/0F)

243 Target is scrambling to try to deal with the uproar over its moves to promote LGBTQ clothing and products for kids, including books for children aged 2-8 titled “Bye Bye, Binary,” “Pride 1,2,3,” and “I’m Not a Girl.”

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Well, they're no Green Eggs and Ham.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at May 25, 2023 09:07 AM (FVME7)

244 Lot of folks have been saying that the OSS morphed into the CIA. That's unfair to the OSS, many of the principles of which were straight-up banned from participation in the CIA. Might have been different if they weren't. As is, the CIA made one critical mistake EARLY on: they recruited people who could blend into anti-American groups, had sympathies for radical causes, or connections with communism, without making the logical conclusion that eventually, those people would be promoted UP.

Posted by: American Hawkman at May 25, 2023 09:08 AM (skAOD)

245 "I feel the same way about that franchise as I do the SW movies - the original films were multi-million dollar versions of a 1930s Republic serial"

Lawrence Kasdan did an uncredited rewrite of the first Star Wars that gave it its 30s serial feel. He co-wrote the next two.

He wrote the first Indiana Jones script from scratch. aslo with a 30s serial feel.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:08 AM (RqMSv)

246 GOP Chair “Speechless” When Top FBI Official Admits “I Just Haven’t Had Time” to Read Durham Report

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For once, wouldn't if be refreshing if one of these scum just dropped the facade for once and said:

"Look, everybody knows that serial treason, innumerable other crimes, and a six-year (and still running) soft coup was overtly committed by literally hundreds of U.S. government officials -- and that they did, and continue to do, so with impunity. So really, what difference at this point would it make to have bothered to read the report?"

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:09 AM (sJSOG)

247 160-Plus Retired Military Brass Urge Congress To Root Out DOD’s Poisonous ‘Diversity’ and ‘Equity’ Programs
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They will not.

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 09:09 AM (G7N/s)

248 Actually, I'm at the point of saying the GOP sucks. I hate that I have to vote for those fvckers. They have assisted in many ways to the destruction of the country I love.

Posted by: sidney at May 25, 2023 09:09 AM (Uy/WF)

249 Harrison Ford is 80.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:10 AM (PCK5/)

250 Spooky photoshop today.

What's the source of the demon version of the Statue of Liberty?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:11 AM (DU+/6)

251 247 160-Plus Retired Military Brass Urge Congress To Root Out DOD’s Poisonous ‘Diversity’ and ‘Equity’ Programs
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They will not.
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Let's make fragging great again.

Posted by: Puddinhead at May 25, 2023 09:12 AM (4vi12)

252 @248

>>Actually, I'm at the point of saying the GOP sucks.

AOS Style Guide suggest the replacement phrase: The GOP is A Useless Pile of Dog Shit.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 09:12 AM (up/3i)

253 Burn it down...

Posted by: creeper at May 25, 2023 09:12 AM (cTCuP)

254 >>Heh. I think you give her too much credit. She strikes me far more as a grossly incompetent true believer who can't figure out why things keep going wrong and everything keeps falling to ruins than a diabolical and calculated destroyer.


Nah, she's a feminist wrecker, intentionally making fabulously successful franchises that appealed to boys' sense of adventure and traditional masculinity into grrrrrrrrrrl power vehicles.

It's just that she's ALSO incompetent. Power of "and" in action here, bigly.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:13 AM (mo/0F)

255 MFM lie [from AFP here]

Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper · 14h
NEW 🚨 Florida school curbs access to poem read at Biden inauguration

The book/poem hasn't been banned; it's been moved from one section of the resource center [library?] to another. Something like moving it from the Children's Section to the Young Adult Section. [It wasn't that exactly but it's still there and available to all.]

Sorry, but I can't find the original tweets reporting the truth and the School Board's statement.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:13 AM (Vwz3I)

256 "SF Mayor Announces Crackdown on Open-Air Drug Markets, Gets Shouted Down and Has a Brick Thrown at Her
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"


To be fair...

Posted by: fd at May 25, 2023 09:13 AM (iayUP)

257 She strikes me far more as a grossly incompetent true believer who can't figure out why things keep going wrong and everything keeps falling to ruins than a diabolical and calculated destroyer.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:07 AM (DU+/6)
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IMO, Frank Marshall and Spielberg made her famous and their competence gave her the credibility to get the Lucas job. The destruction of the company she's accomplished all on her own.

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 09:13 AM (G7N/s)

258 Posted by: Kathleen Kennedy at May 25, 2023 09:05 AM (RJQ8g)
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Heh. I think you give her too much credit. She strikes me far more as a grossly incompetent true believer who can't figure out why things keep going wrong and everything keeps falling to ruins than a diabolical and calculated destroyer.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:07 AM (DU+/6)


You do have and point.

And KK(Motto: All she's lacking is that extra "K"), would certainly be more offended by a portrayal as a ditzy, out of control bimbo who keeps fouling everything up despite her "best" efforts.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 25, 2023 09:14 AM (RJQ8g)

259 I see it's Fleet Week in NYC. Do the sailors have to be in uniform to go out in the city, or can they go out as a drag queen if they want?
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 25, 2023 08:49 AM (hh7Ed)

They can go out in drag. The only change is that it's officially permitted now.
Posted by: NR Pax


Sandra Fluke Hardest Hit -- or not.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:14 AM (x0n13)

260 A brick of hash thrown at the mayor??

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at May 25, 2023 09:14 AM (Vwz3I)

261 If Kathleen Kennedy is bounced out at Disney what are Doomcock, Nerdrotic and the rest going to talk about?

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 25, 2023 09:14 AM (XaUsS)

262 Nah, she's a feminist wrecker, intentionally making fabulously successful franchises that appealed to boys' sense of adventure and traditional masculinity into grrrrrrrrrrl power vehicles.

It's just that she's ALSO incompetent. Power of "and" in action here, bigly.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:13 AM (mo/0F)
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Oh sure, she probably sees herself as a feminist warrior subverting the boys and fixing what was done wrong by elevating the girls and showing those boys that girls are even better than they are.

This is a bad model - boys and girls are different - but she's particularly bad at executing it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:14 AM (DU+/6)

263 @254 Someone here made the great point that DIS already has many girl-oriented frachises -- dozens of princesses -- so they had no need to trash boy-oriented properties.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:15 AM (RqMSv)

264 So, four months after I began receiving SocSec benefits, it looks like I may lose them. Or not. I don't know, I don't understand the economics as well as I should. Debt ceiling, default, gibberish.

Posted by: DB - unaffiliated at May 25, 2023 09:15 AM (geLO8)

265 Earlier this month, an FBI whistleblower told the Washington Times the FBI identified the vehicle the suspect entered shortly after planting the bombs but has not pursued the individual.

“The FBI had surveillance video that showed the person entering a car with a visible license plate after exiting a Metro stop in Northern Virginia,” the Times reported.

it is the FBI

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:15 AM (BRHaw)

266 If Kathleen Kennedy is bounced out at Disney what are Doomcock, Nerdrotic and the rest going to talk about?
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 25, 2023 09:14 AM (XaUsS)
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Nerdrotic will be fine. He hasn't built his brand on predicting Kennedy's demise. Doomcock, though, is going to have a problem. He can only gloat about how he was finally right about KK being fired after about 100 predictions that she'd be fired soon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:17 AM (DU+/6)

267 262 boys and girls are different


OK, Mannix, let’s see that Biology degree.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 09:17 AM (sqCjI)

268 "identified the vehicle the suspect entered shortly after planting the bombs but has not pursued the individual."

Nancy Pelosi with sunglasses and a bad wig.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:18 AM (RqMSv)

269 Kathleen Kennedy's page in Wikipedia had to be locked down because people kept adding "and the one responsible for destroying the Star Wars franchise." Wish I'd thought to screen cap it.

Posted by: NR Pax at May 25, 2023 09:18 AM (4olE8)

270 Actually, I'm at the point of saying the GOP sucks.

AOS Style Guide suggest the replacement phrase: The GOP is A Useless Pile of Dog Shit.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 09:12 AM (up/3i)


Agreed.

Almost time:

"....That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it..."

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:19 AM (gmo/4)

271 OK, Mannix, let’s see that Biology degree.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 09:17 AM (sqCjI)
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I have a PhD from the College of Real Life at the University of Objective Reality.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:19 AM (DU+/6)

272 "Twerking, sucking and pedophiles
Are the branches of the learning tree
But without the roots of love every day, girl
Your education ain't complete

T-t-teachers gonna show you
Show you, show you, how to get an A
Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah
Spell me you, add the two
Listen to me baby, that's all you gotta do

Pride the plea, easy as 123
Or simple as do, re, mi
Pride the plea, 123, baby, you and me girl"

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:19 AM (sJSOG)

273 Target is scrambling to try to deal with the uproar over its moves to promote LGBTQ clothing and products for kids, including books for children aged 2-8 titled “Bye Bye, Binary,” “Pride 1,2,3,” and “I’m Not a Girl.”



Burn in Hell, ghouls.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:19 AM (Zz0t1)

274 “The FBI had surveillance video that showed the person entering a car with a visible license plate after exiting a Metro stop in Northern Virginia,” the Times reported.

it is the FBI
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:15 AM (BRHaw)
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and, most probably, a Federal license plate

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 09:20 AM (G7N/s)

275 Amanpour is married to a dude who worked at State.

If for no other reason, she has to make moral equivalent arguments.

But she's full bore into it herself.

If not, she couldn't get those scarf wearing interviews in the ME in the past

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at May 25, 2023 09:20 AM (w3KHJ)

276 I have little doubt that whoever planted those bombs was part of Nancy's J6 plot. Given that the were planted before the "insurrection," if we knew the identity then the whole scheme is exposed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:20 AM (RqMSv)

277 I don’t think it’s an either/or thing for everybody. I think some people see themselves and members of their set as made in the image of the gods (plural, because these people are effectively pagans), while everyone else are parasites to be expunged.

That is where Dunning-Kruger steps in and these people grade their own tests to declare themselves as More Equal Than Others. It still holds out to a level of nihilism where they can live their YOLO credo, but their neighbor, isn't permitted that liberty because their Life isn't worthy.

When challenging the "elites" as to why they are the pigs on the animal farm, there is this rationalization that takes place which is rather fluid but encompasses elements of their Virtue, where they lie on the Victim totem pole, Status from attending the right schools and knowing the right people, there is always some excuse as to why their lives are worthy while yours is not - but absolutely none of it has anything to do with transcendent values and morals.

Being on the Right Side of History allows them to excuse themselves as the last ones to enter into the ovens.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 09:20 AM (YXHzG)

278 Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:19 AM (sJSOG)
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Sigh. This will be on animated children's programming within three weeks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:20 AM (DU+/6)

279 271 Snort

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 25, 2023 09:21 AM (sqCjI)

280 Oh, Canada-
New poll shows 28% of Canadians support euthanasia for homelessness, 27% for poverty

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:21 AM (fs1hN)

281 and, most probably, a Federal license plate

And a "Coexist" bumpersticker

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 09:22 AM (YXHzG)

282 Ford is 80, wealthy indeed, and has a good film legacy behind hm. That he willingly participated in his mockery and humilation in the latest movie is on him and shows me he’s just a Progressive Leftist, and out to promote The Cause.

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:22 AM (PCK5/)

283 Oh, Canada-
New poll shows 28% of Canadians support euthanasia for homelessness, 27% for poverty
Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:21 AM (fs1hN)
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Speaking of Lebensunwertes Leben ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:22 AM (DU+/6)

284 "identified the vehicle the suspect entered shortly after planting the bombs but has not pursued the individual."

Nancy Pelosi with sunglasses and a bad wig.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:18 AM (RqMSv)

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Do we know the whereabout of Atomic Tranny Dogboy on that day, and were there any reports in the area of stolen women's underwear, designer dresses, or luggage?

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:22 AM (sJSOG)

285 I have a PhD from the College of Real Life at the University of Objective Reality.

I only have a Masters from the School of Hard Knocks.


school colors are Black and Blue

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 09:22 AM (YXHzG)

286 Ontario mom asks Catholic school board why fourth graders are playing ‘sexual grooming’ games in class

(link to Rumble in nic)

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:23 AM (fs1hN)

287 Ford is 80, wealthy indeed, and has a good film legacy behind hm. That he willingly participated in his mockery and humilation in the latest movie is on him and shows me he’s just a Progressive Leftist, and out to promote The Cause.
Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:22 AM (PCK5/)
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It could mean that. It could also mean something else, though: he doesn't care. He doesn't think that his characters or franchises or whatever are valuable outside of the immediate context of providing a business opportunity or future business opportunities.

At his age, there will be few or any future business opportunities, so quality objectively doesn't matter but that paycheck does. So go for it. Whatever. It doesn't matter anyway.

Or both. But either explanation works.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:23 AM (DU+/6)

288 Great meme, JJ.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

289 But I also think that Ford was under contract after Crystal Skull and had to do the fifth movie, but I'm not sure.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:24 AM (DU+/6)

290 Oh, Canada-
New poll shows 28% of Canadians support euthanasia for homelessness, 27% for poverty

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:21 AM (fs1hN)

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"Also notable, 78% of Canadians also support euthanasia for conservatives."

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:24 AM (sJSOG)

291 Oh, Canada-
New poll shows 28% of Canadians support euthanasia for homelessness, 27% for poverty

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:21 AM (fs1hN)



Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:25 AM (Zz0t1)

292 The DoJ pushing explicit literature on young kids leads to other things, which they then arrest people for. The woman sharing her story yesterday in my group therapy was pregnant with her daughter when she found kiddie pr0n on her live-in boyfriend's laptop, and she tried to make sure he was never alone with the daughter... for ten years. (The police screwed up and never charged the boyfriend because they mishandled the evidence.) This boyfriend also impregnated her against her will while she was taking Nyquil to sleep. I can't say for sure that he got the idea from the internet, but I bet it was a factor. How many lives are being ruined so that DoJ can tout their arrest statistics?

Posted by: pookysgirl, distrusting all the institutions at May 25, 2023 09:25 AM (dtlDP)

293 >>This is a bad model - boys and girls are different - but she's particularly bad at executing it.


Is there a good way to execute it?
The current woke rules of storytelling re: portraying girls and women as infinitely capable and infallible, can never be assisted or rescued by men, etc. don't allow for a traditional hero's journey storyline. There can be no failure that requires growth, tenacity, etc.. It would take a heck of a storyteller to pull this off, and Hollywood doesn't have many who could make this work.

That she can't see this, that she thinks she can just shove her agenda into the franchises, then shove it down fans' throats, is her incompetence. No one owes her inferior products their allegiance. How many sh#tty movies can she make without seeing this?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:26 AM (mo/0F)

294 How many lives are being ruined so that DoJ can tout their arrest statistics?
Posted by: pookysgirl, distrusting all the institutions at May 25, 2023 09:25 AM (dtlDP)



All of them.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:26 AM (Zz0t1)

295 Is Sean The Great American still pimping the ham and egg thing for the FIB? What a dolt.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:26 AM (xMRCs)

296 North Face goes Pink Face

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 25, 2023 09:27 AM (BRHaw)

297 Under pressure from the LGBTQ activists, the Los Angeles Dodgers reinvited the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" to celebrate Pride night at Dodger Stadium.

Catholics and Christians had objected to the invitation because the group's notoriety hinges on its sexualized and often pornographic mockery of Catholic ritual, the Holy Trinity, and Christian faith.

The supposedly courageous group would never dare extend its street-theater blasphemy to other religious groups such as Muslims or Hindus.

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Because Dodger Stadium would be burned to the ground, and Guggenheim Partners (owns the team) would have to hire ex-Seals for personal security, for life.

Posted by: Huck Folllywood at May 25, 2023 09:27 AM (1u/pU)

298 Great meme, JJ.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:24 AM (Zz0t1)

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Agreed. That image of Biden reminds me of something else, too ... perhaps Max Headroom (a worthy analogy as I started referring to him as that during his famous basement campaign of 2020).

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:27 AM (sJSOG)

299 It feels like the lunatic takeover of the revolutionary left, and the lurch from slow and steady corruption of civilization into hyperdrive in your face iconoclasm, means one of two things.

Either it's merely a symptom that the slow and steady crowd have nibbled through enough of the framework that the entire building is finally falling down spontaneously, -or-, it means that it's mostly artificial, the acceleration is due purely to hubris and impatience and they are undoing the work of a century or more.

Look just at the evisceration of pop culture led by Disney. They think they win a victory in the cultural revolution by creating terrible material that breaks a beloved and popular canon of storytelling. Now every time you watch the old things you love, you'll think of the character who turns into the old, doddering, probably-racist derelict they turned the hero into. But.... will we? Have they accomplished anything other than pissing off normies and losing credibility? Do they really control The Canon just because they paid a gigantic mortgage for it, when people begin to simply ignore their output?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 25, 2023 09:28 AM (9UlRk)

300 292

Wow that’s awful. Ugh I had a visceral reaction reading, like I want to meet that guy in a room with a baseball bat.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (xMRCs)

301 don't allow for a traditional hero's journey storyline. There can be no failure that requires growth, tenacity, etc..
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I assume there are stories out there like this before woke storytelling, but I can't think of how it wouldn't be boring, and therefore it couldn't be a memorable timeless classic. I could be wrong.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (fs1hN)

302 Is Sean The Great American still pimping the ham and egg thing for the FIB? What a dolt.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:26 AM (xMRCs)

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"I had two uncles who were FIB agents, so stop impuning my Irish ancestors!"

Posted by: ShainS at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (sJSOG)

303 KK loves to suggest that older white males (like me) are a waste of oxygen and should be killed off, after some ritual humiliation.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (RqMSv)

304 Is there a good way to execute it?
The current woke rules of storytelling re: portraying girls and women as infinitely capable and infallible, can never be assisted or rescued by men, etc. don't allow for a traditional hero's journey storyline. There can be no failure that requires growth, tenacity, etc.. It would take a heck of a storyteller to pull this off, and Hollywood doesn't have many who could make this work. ...
Posted by: Lizzy at May 25, 2023 09:26 AM (mo/0F)
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No, there is no way to execute on the "girls are infallible" vision and produce anything good. There absolutely is a way to execute on the "girls are competent and heroic" model and produce high-quality stories. Sarah Connor in T-1 and T-2 comes immediately to mind. Even Black Widow - before Phase IV - fit that mold. Outside of action movies, there are also any number of competent or heroic female-led stories. But they aren't infallible or perfect. That model doesn't work. It sucks. It can do nothing but suck, because it precludes character arc or the hero's journey.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (DU+/6)

305 295 Is Sean The Great American still pimping the ham and egg thing for the FIB? What a dolt.
Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:26 AM (xMRCs)

He will never relent. Even if all but one single employee - the janitor - are provably members of the Junta, Inanity Hannity will still stand by his assertions.

Asshole.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (x0n13)

306 303 KK loves to suggest that older white males (like me) are a waste of oxygen and should be killed off, after some ritual humiliation.
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (RqMSv)

It is the Red Guard treatment of intellectuals subversives in China…

Posted by: tubal at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (PCK5/)

307 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (Zz0t1)

308 Target is scrambling to try to deal with the uproar over its moves to promote LGBTQ clothing and products for kids, including books for children aged 2-8 titled “Bye Bye, Binary,” “Pride 1,2,3,” and “I’m Not a Girl.”

I think God said something about it would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at May 25, 2023 09:30 AM (YXHzG)

309 @293

>>It would take a heck of a storyteller to pull this off, and Hollywood doesn't have many who could make this work.

We've have had strong female characters in movies going back to Gone With The Wind, we have had masculine female characters in movies that have been well received, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Conner, the problem isn't with strong female characters the problem is with ham-fisted nonsense and the Mary Sueization of feminine characters while simultaneously deprecating the male heroic ideal in cinema.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 25, 2023 09:31 AM (up/3i)

310 given LA is what 50% Hispanic and supposedly Catholic you’d think the Dodgers would side with them. But they know Hispanics are “catholic” but not Catholic for the most part, despite what John McCain may have wanted you to think.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:32 AM (xMRCs)

311 Oh, Canada-
New poll shows 28% of Canadians support euthanasia for homelessness, 27% for poverty

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 25, 2023 09:21 AM (fs1hN)


A Final Solution to the homelessness and poverty questions, if you will.

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (gmo/4)

312 Cut-Em-Loose-Bruce is alive and well in Michigan:

https://tinyurl.com/439us7zb

(Nitter)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (Frnu2)

313 "There's Poop Everywhere": San Francisco's Office District Not Only A Ghost Town, It's Also Covered In Sh*t

"It’s terrible; this street is covered..."

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (RHGPo)

314 A Final Solution to the homelessness and poverty questions, if you will.

Posted by: Archer at May 25, 2023 09:35 AM (gmo/4)
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I posted this earlier - Matt Walsh:

https://tinyurl.com/5erh6y3w

(Nitter)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 09:36 AM (Frnu2)

315 Wow that’s awful. Ugh I had a visceral reaction reading, like I want to meet that guy in a room with a baseball bat.

Posted by: Montec at May 25, 2023 09:29 AM (xMRCs)

He killed their three-month-old puppy in front of the girlfriend and their newborn baby, so I want to join you. But the justice system finally did something about the guy, sort of. He's currently on supervised release and can't contact his kids.

Posted by: pookysgirl, puppy, kitten, and baby lover at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (dtlDP)

316 On May 18, 2023, the Connecticut Senate voted to rectify a defect in their state law. The new law would allow people whose lives and/or pets were threatened by bears to kill the animal. If a bear attempts to enter a building occupied by a person, the person can kill the bear.

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (RHGPo)

317 He's currently on supervised release and can't contact his kids.
Posted by: pookysgirl, puppy, kitten, and baby lover at May 25, 2023 09:38 AM (dtlDP)
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Basically, they put him on a leash.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 09:41 AM (Frnu2)

318 Dozens of East Coast mayors representing cities in three Democratic-led states — New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland — are calling for an offshore wind development moratorium in light of recent marine wildlife deaths.

Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (RHGPo)

319 On May 18, 2023, the Connecticut Senate voted to rectify a defect in their state law. The new law would allow people whose lives and/or pets were threatened by bears to kill the animal. If a bear attempts to enter a building occupied by a person, the person can kill the bear.
Posted by: SMOD at May 25, 2023 09:40 AM (RHGPo)
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You mean until now they had to bear the kill?

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 25, 2023 09:42 AM (Frnu2)

320 17-year-old boy falls to his death while climbing bridge in L.A. for an apparent social media stunt.
Posted by: andycanuck

The real question is 'Was he wearing his mask?'

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at May 25, 2023 09:51 AM (Zvtjl)

321 The AZ problem goes back to the 2018 election. Maricopa County elections director Adrian Fontes opened 'emergency' voting centers illegally in the liberal areas of Phoenix. Ballot harvesting occurred in violation of state law. After counting ballots again and again until the Katie Hobbs 'won' the Secretary of State position the fate of AZ was sealed.

Now Hobbs is the invalid governor and Fontes is Secretary of State.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli)) at May 25, 2023 10:01 AM (l7Kbv)

322 Good morning, all, and thanks, J.J.

All of it's corrupt. ALL. OF. IT. Yes, just among the Executive branch, every agency or quasi-government corporation, such as the USPS, and quasi-government institution, such as the Federal Reserve. And, could all of that be what it is without the buy-in of the Legislative and Judicial branches, too?

I wonder can this "government" manage & control hundreds of millions of people without employing a visible, recognized caste system & politburo-style management in the near future?

Interesting, perhaps: Food Forward NYC: A 10-Year Food Policy Plan and The White House Briefing Room, Hiroshima Action Statement for Resilient Global Food Security, May 20, 2023. (Look for 'One Health' to become something.)

Posted by: Lola - ALL the 1/6 videotapes from Alexandra & Jade, too. at May 25, 2023 10:05 AM (GshMh)

323 The Grider sentence was disclosed the same day that "Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 candidacy for president, and the day after Sen. Tim Scott declared his candidacy for president. The concatenation of these events inspired the following thoughts -- First, that anyone seeking the 2024 GOP nomination for president pledge to review the sentences of the Jan. 6 political prisoners during the first ten days of this or her presidency and, pending pardons, commute every sentence to time served, and repayment of any fines or restitution extracted from these defendants."

SPOILER ALERT: the Franz von Papen Republicans don't really care about the Bill of Rights. Protecting their Democrat BFFs is Priority #1.

Posted by: Mhandisi at May 25, 2023 10:07 AM (IXANy)

324 "In a sane world, Trump, DeSantis, Scottt, Ramaswamy and all the other candidates should issue a communiqué that states in unison their intention to do this, and much more."

That would assume the GOP is an actual opposition party. It is not.

Posted by: Mhandisi at May 25, 2023 10:13 AM (IXANy)

325 It’s time to check out from politics and let God sort it out. It’s only a problem if you make government your god.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 25, 2023 10:16 AM (VpRzs)

326 JJ stop being a cowardly putz. No comments from you on DeSantis’ shit show of a rollout. What are you scared of Duece? Pfft.

By the way, you say you are done with President Trump if he picks someone like Tim Scott has his VP? F@UCK YOU.

Who are you placing demands on Trump when he is the one facing jail time and you’re here kissing Deuce’s ring because Deuce threw himself whole hog for the not impressive staged mannequin from Tallahassee.

You’re a joke. You want a tip? Get your head on right dude.

Posted by: Dummy #43 at May 25, 2023 11:44 AM (FkMTW)

327 This is civil rights. This is anti-discrimination.

The Civil Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at May 25, 2023 01:08 PM (b306O)

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