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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't know...how about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky and...no, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

Self-Inflicted: The End Of #Hillary2016 – The Rise Of #Trump2016

The truth hurts. Writing the truth as we see it hurts us. But we write the truth and months later, or years later we are proven 100% correct.

Trump supporters don’t trust us because of our history with Hillary. Trump supporters also don’t want to risk the “Trump is a Hillary plant and the proof is how HillaryIs44 says nice things about Trump” trap that by now even the dumbest cannot continue to promulgate.

Hillary Clinton supporters likewise are upset that we are not serving Clinton kool-aid and instead writing analysis that is so obvious to all but those who refuse to acknowledge reality and prefer to spin themselves into oblivion.

The truth is that Hillary Clinton has run the most hapless, confused, and silly campaign, of this electoral season. The Jeb Bush campaign is better than #Hillary2016. As catastrophic as the Jeb! campaign has been at least JeBush has the excuse that he was taken entirely by surprise with the rise of Donald J. Trump. No such excuse can be made for #Hillary2016.

Here’s some truth for you baby. A lot of Hillary Clinton supporters call Trump disgusting and boorish and a clown. Ask yourself baby, if Trump is so disgusting, boorish, and clownish shouldn’t Hillary2016 be able to stomp Trump out with a feather? If Trump is such a horror shouldn’t Hillary be able to schlong Trump?

The truth is that Hillary Clinton personally and Hillary2016 collectively are helpless against Trump because of the stupidity of Hillary2016 and the candidate herself. Such an embarrassment is Hillary2016 that they have not been able to dispatch that socialist fool Bernie Sanders!

The bitter truth is that Hillary2016 is worse than Hillary2008. Once again Hillary is mincing around getting schlonged.

In 2008 we were repeatedly told in private that Hillary did not want to take the gloves off on Barack Obama because she did not want to alienate Obama’s supporters – and especially Obama’s Arab supporters – with an attack on Obama’s Rezko connections. As Hillary the fool played it safe, Obama schlonged her in private and in public.

In 2008 we advised attacks against Obama which never came. In the end Obama was given delegates Hillary had won in elections, the rules were twisted to favor Obama and punish Hillary, and from Hillary all we got was weakness and acquiescence as she did not even contest the nomination in convention.

At least in 2008 Hillary put up the appearance of a fight. In 2016 all we see is whining from her and pathetic cries of “bully” anytime someone beats the sh*t out of her.

Hillary2016 could have questioned why the Bernie Sanders family left integrated Brooklyn to move to all white Vermont. Was it white flight that motivated the Sanders family?

Hillary2016 could have pointed out that socialist male Bernie Sanders stands to block the first woman president. But Hillary2016 is too above that. They rather lose. Obama supporters in 2008 were not shy about saying Hillary was blocking the election of a black man but Hillary is such a fool and Hillary2016 is so high-minded or incompetent they won’t do the obvious.

This first week of 2016 marks the end of Hillary’s hopes for president. It’s death by suicide. The death of Hillary2016 is entirely self-inflicted.

Consider, this week we heard about the attacks on women by Muslims in Europe. In Finland, Muslim men attacked women openly as part of what appears to be coordinated attacks by Muslim men against women. Finnish police: There was unprecedented sexual harassment by asylum seekers in Helsinki on NYE too. It was a planned attack by Muslim men against women in many nations of the West:

Security guards hired to patrol the city on New Year’s Eve told police there had been “widespread sexual harassment” at a central square where around 20,000 people had gathered for celebrations.

Three sexual assaults allegedly took place at Helsinki’s central railway station on New Year’s Eve, where around 1,000 mostly Iraqi asylum seekers had converged

“Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the police caught wind of information that asylum seekers in the capital region possibly had similar plans to what the men gathered in Cologne’s railway station have been reported to have had,” police said in a statement.

It was a coordinated attack in many countries against western women by Muslim asylum seekers. Suspect in Cologne sex attacks: “I am Syrian. You have to treat me kindly. Mrs Merkel invited me.”

From Hillary? Anything from Hillary Clinton the great defender of women’s rights? The great defender of women’s rights stayed grandmum on the whole disgusting multi-national attack on women. Instead of making this a central issue, Hillary was busy ignoring, or attempting to ignore the door she opened which Donald Trump walked right through.

We’re not going to go into too much detail about the door Hillary herself opened. Suffice to say that even the most powerful voices in support of Hillary2016 understood that Trump’s attacks against Hillary were indeed self-inflicted. Here’s leftist Hillary supporter Michael Tomasky:

But Hillary does have a potential Achilles’ heel here, which she opened the door to herself with one word she uttered back in September, and she may yet have a little explaining to do here to nail down a voting bloc that she’s going to need in a big way come November. [snip]

Back last September in Iowa, she said the words: “Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault. Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.” Obviously, “believed” is the operative word there, and quite reasonably, conservatives pounced on it at the time; oh, well then, do Jones/Willey/Broaddrick deserve to be “believed”? As Michelle Goldberg noted last week at Slate, a voter asked Clinton essentially this in New Hampshire in December, and her answer wasn’t the greatest: “Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first, until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”

The other potential complication for Clinton may center around the question of what she did, if anything, to discredit Jones and the others.

This was entirely self-inflicted by Hillary against Hillary. That none of this has been gamed out by Hillary2016 leads us to conclude that Hillary2016 is composed of a bunch of dumb rocks. The dumbest rock in Hilllary2016 is Jennifer Palmieri. This dumb rock has to be dropped in the river. Also Robby Mook who started out with great possibilities needs to be more than “worried” and “annoyed” about Bernie Sanders raising almost as much money as Hillary2016 – he needs to be dumped along with Palmieri. From Hillary, a phony promise: I know what it’s like to be up in December of one year and lose in the spring of the next. I bet many of you might remember that feeling, too. We aren’t going to let that happen again. Bullsh*t! Hillary2016 is worse than Hillary2008. Emergency surgery is needed even though we think it is already too late.

By now every Hillary supporter is up in arms and ready to wash themselves clean of us and our brutal, ugly, analysis. But be assured, we are understating the case. Hillary2016 is mortally wounded and the wounds are self inflicted.

Repeatedly and for years we have waved red flags and warned Hillary2016 about what needed to be done.

Our seminal post on this was written in 2013 and blasted the Hillary2016 muddled message mess. We warned that Hillary had to be the change candidate, attack Obama, and embrace the white working class. From Hillary we got instead Hillary as the third Obama term, the status quo and rejection of the white working class in favor of Obama’s cult coalition which is not transferable and even if it were would never vote for Hillary.

Then there is Senator Joni Ernst, the self-inflicted wound by Hillary, yet to be deployed. We wrote about the stupidity of Hillary Clinton on this back in November of 20164:

Hillary as human shield for the boob Barack. Lovely. Hillary listens to this guy??? Stupid!!!! Still think we’re wrong?

Hillary Clinton wasted 2014 in campaigns for people like Bruce Braley. Braley in 2008 begged Hillary to raise money for him. Hillary raised money for Braley. Braley then endorsed John Edwards. Braley in 2014 asked Hillary to campaign for him. Hillary campaigned for him. Hillary now has the first woman elected statewide in Iowa who will be fully justified when she attacks Hillary.

Why will Joni Ernst be fully justified in attacking Hillary Clinton? Look at what Hillary Clinton said as she campaigned for John Edwards endorser Bruce Braley:

“I would also add, it’s not enough to be a woman. You have to be committed to expand rights and opportunities for all women,” Hillary Clinton said at a Wednesday campaign event for Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Bruce Braley, Joni Ernst’s opponent in Iowa.

The “eighteen million cracks in the ceiling” battle cry ends with a crackpot remark on behalf of a John Edwards supporter. We guess the courageous Beijing speech on behalf of womens’ rights was only for certain women. The rights of women ends at the thin blue line? Women who dissent on “progressive” issues need not apply? Women who think third trimester abortions are a problem have to go not in the back of the bus but under the bus? Is this a way to inaugurate a smart campaign for the first woman president? And all this on behalf of a man who stabbed Hillary in the back to endorse that paragon of virtue John Edwards??? Is any of this smart??? [snip]

If Hillary Clinton decides to run in 2016, after the November 21st meeting, expect to see the video of those stupid remarks played repeatedly every time Hillary or any Hillary supporters mentions that it is time for a woman in the White House. There will be no “context” provided for the remarks because the video will send the message Hillary opponents need. And this on behalf of a John Edwards supporter who fuc*ed her over in 2008.

What idiot got Hillary to strap that suicide vest on herself?

Now it is too late. Hillary2016 is on the deathbed from self-inflicted wounds.

Remember that in September, before the second GOP debate, we wrote that Trump had pretty much already won the Republican nomination for president. Our analysis from months ago is conventional wisdom now, months later.

Why? Why is Hillary2016 dead and Trump2016 triumphant? We wrote about that too months ahead of everyone else:

As we predicted long before conventional wisdom caught up to us this past weekend – Yes, Donald Trump looks to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. Yes, the GOP primary was “fixed” for JeBush but Donald J. Trump kinda messed that plan up. Yes, Carly Fiorina is a fizzle. Yes, Marco Rubio can’t get it up enough to win. Yes, Hillary Clinton’s biggest enemy is Barack Obama. Yes, Hillary2016 has thrown away the winning Clinton coalition for the losing Obama situation comedy demographic. And now, Donald J. Trump is busy building a winning general election electoral fortress with key elements of the former Clinton coalition: [snip]

The white working class should have been the bedrock of Hillary2016. The white working class support for Hillary Clinton in 2008 provided grand victories of 40 point margins when Hillary was most wounded. Now Hillary2016 has repeatedly abandoned those voters.

What we wrote months ago is now conventional wisdom. If you are really really really a Hillary supporter wisdom dictates you face reality not spin yourself silly. Hillary Clinton abandoned the Clinton coalition and the result is a death certificate. Even Joe Scarborough and his brain dead co-host understand that simple calculation.



The New York Times understands something weird is happening.

You want spin and kool-aid or the truth? Can you handle the truth? The truth we wrote about months ago which even Politico is forced to recognize:

Donald Trump’s big tent

Republicans explain away their unwelcome poll-leader by dismissing his supporters as a loud but narrow network of angry white men and celebrity chasers.

It’s not true. A POLITICO review of private and public polling data and interviews with GOP pollsters shows a coalition that certainly begins with conservative, blue-collar men now extends to pro-choice Republicans, independents and even registered Democrats unnerved, primarily, by illegal immigration.

Indeed, the uncomfortable truth, for the pundits and fellow Republicans who turned their noses up at Trump, is that his appeal has spread over seven months so far beyond a rabble-rousing, anti-establishment rump to encompass the very elements of the American electorate the GOP has been eager to reach. And while it’s no majority, it’s a bigger group than anything the rest of the fragmented Republican field has galvanized.

His coalition is not all angry working white males,” said Adrian Gray, a Republican pollster. “It’s all stripes. It’s a pretty big coalition. And among other demographics where he’s doing worse, he’s still leading or in the top two.” [snip]

Though Trump has less support with women and educated men, he’s still at or near the top of the GOP field in those categories. And, exposing the depth of the GOP establishment’s misunderstanding of Trump’s support network, his coalition includes far-right conservatives as well as people who hardly register on Republican radar.

Trump’s supporters skewed significantly against the GOP grain on abortion, for instance, in an internal poll of Iowa caucus-goers conducted for a rival presidential contender last summer. Respondents who identified themselves as “pro-choice” were three times more likely than “pro-life” voters to support Trump, according to a Republican strategist with knowledge of the survey.

One large dataset shows Trump excelling above all with voters who call themselves Republicans even though they aren’t officially registered as Republicans.

Civis Analytics, a Democratic data firm founded by veterans of President Barack Obama’s campaigns, built a model based on over 11,000 phone interviews with self-identified Republicans in 2015, part of a wider polling project. The data, first reported by The New York Times, shows Trump getting the support of 29 percent of registered Republicans but 36 percent of registered independents and 43 percent of registered Democrats, who in some states can still participate in GOP primaries.

The Civis data projects Trump’s support by congressional district, showing that Trump is especially strong in the rare pockets of the country where Obama performed worse while winning the 2008 presidential election than John Kerry did while losing in 2004, according to a POLITICO analysis.

In the Civis’ model, Trump runs ahead of his 33-percent national average in 30 of the 40 districts where Kerry matched or exceeded Obama’s performance, even though Obama ran about 5 points ahead of Kerry nationally.

Those districts are largely contained in a band running through Appalachia, from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, and then across the Deep South to Arkansas and Oklahoma. Once Democratic strongholds, voters there have sloughed off the party in recent decades — a trend that accelerated rapidly under Obama. Now, Trump is giving a voice to some of their protectionist concerns about immigration and trade.

“Essentially, the old base of the Democratic Party, non-college whites in the Midwest and Appalachia, have been cut loose and are floating like an iceberg in the middle of the electorate,” said one Republican strategist supporting another presidential candidate. “And they’ve glommed onto the Republicans because it’s a two-party system. But they have no affection for the Republican Party as an institution.”

Now, they form a key piece of the Trump puzzle.

Let’s repeat that paragraph:

“Essentially, the old base of the Democratic Party, non-college whites in the Midwest and Appalachia, have been cut loose and are floating like an iceberg in the middle of the electorate,” said one Republican strategist supporting another presidential candidate. “And they’ve glommed onto the Republicans because it’s a two-party system. But they have no affection for the Republican Party as an institution.”

Politico published that analysis today, but you can re-read our earlier, better version Yes, Donald Trump Does Destroy The GOP – Because Obama Destroyed The Dems:

What did Obama do? Barack Obama destroyed the once great Democratic Party of FDR/JFK/WJC. Obama expelled the White Working Class and senior citizens from the Democratic Party in favor of his situation comedy demographics “coalition of the ascendant.” [snip]

The people Obama purged from his Obama Dimocrat Party found themselves politically homeless. Now Donald Trump either by design or sheer luck leads the politically homeless to the Republican Party and the old guard bears its teeth of brass and snarls.

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Hillary2016 have read this analysis. If they did they would shriek in horror and realize they have given Trump this election on a silver platter.

As we enter the second week of 2016, with the first votes to be cast on February 1, Hillary Clinton has become the candidate for an Obama third term. Obama stunk up 2016 and issues such as Muslim terrorism, Muslim attacks on women, the collapse of ObamaCare, economic turmoil in the United States and economic/diplomatic/military turmoil continued in the middle east, Barack Obama and third termer Hillary prattled about gun control.



As Trump2016 rises we won’t be surprised if Hillary2016 attacks the bitter clingers on guns and Bibles – if they are Christians and Jews. On Muslim terrorists Hillary2016 will remain grandmum.

Next week will be grim for those that remember with fondness the Hillary of 2008. Obama on Tuesday will pollute the airwaves with his final State of the Union speech. Hillary will applaud the nonsense. Donald Trump will debate the losers on Thursday the 14th. Hillary will be upset. On Friday the big budget Hollywood movie on Benghazi will debut. Hillary will be grandmum yet again.

In the first two weeks of 2016 we will see vividly why Hillary2016 is dead and Trump2016 continues to rise.

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239 comments to Self-Inflicted: The End Of #Hillary2016 – The Rise Of #Trump2016

  • admin

    Dow Jones Industrial average lost more than 1100 points this week.

    But gun control is the big issue on the left.

  • admin

    Gun control is the big issue for Obama/Hillary.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/01/07/two-refugees-from-iraq-living-in-u-s-arrested-on-terrorism-related-charges/

    Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, of Sacramento, Calif., was charged with making a false statement involving international terrorism; and Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, of Houston, was charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.

    Authorities said Hardan moved to this country in 2009 and was granted legal permanent residence status two years later. Jayab came to the United States in October 2012. The two men had been communicating about weapons and training, according to prosecutors.

    “Jayab allegedly traveled overseas to fight alongside terrorist organizations and lied to U.S. authorities about his activities,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

    Prosecutors said Jayab, while living in Arizona and Wisconsin, claimed on social media that he had fought previously in Syria against the regime. He then returned to the war-torn country again in 2013 to fight for Ansar al-Islam, a designated foreign terrorist organization since 2004, authorities said. Jayab later claimed he had traveled to Turkey to visit his grandmother.

  • admin

    The story here is not gun control:

    http://6abc.com/news/philadelphia-police-officer-ambushed-shot-in-west-philly/1150918/

    WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —
    Officials say the suspect in custody for the shooting that seriously injured a Philadelphia police officer has confessed to the crime, saying he did it ‘in the name of Islam.’

    Commissioner Richard Ross provided that update during a news conference on Friday afternoon. He said there was no indication from the suspect, 30-year-old Edward Archer of Yeadon, that he was involved in a conspiracy.

    Archer allegedly told authorities he targeted an officer because police defend laws that are contrary to the Quran.

    Archer had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, officials say. Ross called the shooting “an attempted assassination of a police officer.”

    Ross went on to say that Archer “stopped short of implicating anyone else in the attack,” adding Archer was “very evasive.”

  • admin

    https://www.rt.com/news/328278-cologne-nye-assaults-cover-up/

    The police chief of Cologne has lost his job following criticism of his handling of violence in the city on New Year’s Eve.

    Police chief Wolfgang Albers, 60, was informed by state interior minister Ralf Jaeger that he would be given early retirement on Friday. He confirmed the news in a statement.

    “As Cologne police chief I have always regarded my work as a service for the Cologne police and people of Cologne. And [that role] also means to take responsibility in difficult times,” Albers said. [snip]

    It comes after a report leaked on Thursday contradicted the police chief’s statements that authorities had little or no information about the background of the attackers.

    “Among the identity checks that were carried out, the majority of people were only able to produce evidence of registration as an asylum seeker from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees [BAMF],” read a police report from January 2, according to Die Welt.

    Albers has been accused of attempting to hide the asylum seekers’ involvement in the mass sexual assaults.

    On the night in question, witnesses said as many as 1,000 “heavily intoxicated” men of “Arab or North African” appearance flooded Cologne’s famous square. The crowd reportedly began to set off fireworks, with some harassing women as they walked by.

    While the initial police report said the night was “relaxed” and “peaceful” because “the police were well placed at critical locations,” local authorities later admitted that report was incorrect.

    On Friday, police said in a statement that 31 suspects have been identified, 18 of whom had asylum-seeker status.

    Hillary won’t ask “Where do women go to get asylum from the asylum seekers?”

  • holdthemaccountable

    “The truth hurts…” but admin wrote it anyway.
    ————–
    Regarding Cologne @ 4:27 above, this tweet fits into that scenario, but there’s no date, no link. I was horror-struck by the picture, the message:
    http://twitter.com/gdelongeville/status/685228322851295234
    Pictured: several dozen females, various ages, in black muslim garb.
    Translation: On the recommendations of the Mayor of #Cologne the Germans have finally decided to adapt to the presence of migrants

  • holdthemaccountable

    PS I came across the tweet early this morning.

  • S

    yesterday I heard a number of different people on TV saying the same thing…

    “Europe as we have always known it will never be the same…”

    yesterday we also had Rudy Guiliani trying to bring some common sense to this discussion and point out our own vulnerability to radical islamic terrorism…that is right here in our own country

    today we here about blatant attacks in PA and elsewhere where islamic radicals are out in the open SHOOTING and attacking police and hearing of their future plans to attack more police and our military

    in this same time frame I heard Hillary say “we should not prevent refugess from coming here because that “is not what we stand for and we are a country of immigrants”

    **************

    I am tired of the apologists for violent muslims…they are what they are…we cannot let our country become what others are allowing Europe to become…

    we cannot have herds of these predatory men that are used to keeping their women under lock and key with a bare slit in their clothes so they can see…come into our country and attack the freedom that women have here…where women can wear whatever they want and go out when they want…and do what they want…

    we cannot allow those men to come here and try to enslave us…either through fear or actual attacks…

    we cannot…cannot allow this to happen…and if Hillary and O and the Dems want to continue with their delusional charade at the expense of our country then the all deserve to lose…and go find something else to do with their time..

    our country and our citizens must come first…

  • gonzotx

    It is the truth Admin…I know it will be hard for Hillary defenders, I was once one..or seems a long time ago..so long…

  • Southern Born

    Good, but painful article, Administrator. If only Hillary had followed your advice long ago rather than siding with BO. And you are so right…anyone who can’t knock out an old Socialist like Bernie has a big problem. It is sickening to think that there was a chance to bring back the successes of the Bill Clinton administration but it has mostly blown up now. SO SAD!

    But on the Republican side, it is scary to think of what a Trump or Rubio administration might look like. We KNOW a Rubio one would open the borders and kow tow to his rich supporters and probably would not be that much different from what we have now…a slick, slimy politician who will say or do anything to get elected. Who knows what a Trump presidency would be like.

  • dot48

    Probably the best blog ever by our fabulous admin! Blunt but honest.

    Trump has become the new face of POPULIST in America

    Hillary2016 is in denial about a LOT of stuff.

    Hillary2016 does not deserve defenders because she is stuck in some time warp or SOMETHING is wrong with her. She was supposed to be so damn smart but all we see that she ever touchs turns to shit.

    I am over my heartbreak but I still come and read the blog. I have no emotional ties to her now and believe me I’m much better off.

    I likened myself to being a battered woman … I kept looking for the “original” I met so long ago to come back but the fact is ….. I lied to myself … the original has always been there.

  • dot48

    I think Trump is a true populist and I actually don’t fear for the country under him. I think he is brilliant and he’ll bring in the best people to advise him and he will LISTEN to them, unlike Obummer.

    Make America Great Again!!!

  • wbboei

    The white working class support for Hillary Clinton in 2008 provided grand victories of 40 point margins when Hillary was most wounded
    ——-
    69 (Hillary) -26 (Obama) =43% in West Virginia–I know because that was one of the states I campaigned for Hillary in.

  • Shadowfax

    Time will tell if Hillary loses the General Election to Trump, Admin.

    Obama has destroyed the working class Democratic Party, I agree.

    Hillary 2016 campaign has sucked, I agree.

    Trump winning over Hillary, I don’t agree. Let’s see if I am wrong come November.

    I don’t think I can be much apart of Big Pink much longer…it really hurts.

  • S

    Southern Born…

    I think a Trump administration will get right down to looking to straighten out and really take a laser beam look at our financial balance sheets…he is not going to put up with the nonsense that has been going on for decades…

    I believe he will take a successful businessman’s approach to putting things in order…he will not beholden to all the usual special interests both parties have to cater to so he will be free to focus on the obvious problems we have and he will be able to cut the waste and abuse because he does not care about the political paybacks that waste so much money (that will be welcomed by the american people)

    in doing so, he will start working on bringing down our unbelievable debt..

    He is also a master builder and knows how to get projects done on time and under budget so no “Big Dig” wasteathons like in Boston with The Donald at the helm…he will make sure all these domestic rebuilding projects are done properly…roads, bridges, etc…not like O who was given billions of dollars that were squandered and then O had the nerve to say those “projects weren’t shove ready after all” as he laughed it away with no regard for fiscal responsibility

    Donald won’t even be taking a salary…he will donate it, probably to the veterans and he will get COMPETENT people, not hacks, to negotiate on our behalf…and he will not be spending over $70 MILLION dollars of taxpayer money to go on endless vactions with his family…he will be a workaholic…as it is he only sleeps a few hours a night and is a brainstormer by nature…

    he knows all the games and how the unions and everyone else play the system and steal and waste even more taxpayer money

    he will bring sensible policies to our immigration issue and will build that wall and stop the illegal immigration that is killing us, and stop the pouring in of drugs at our borders that all our politicans ignore and let continue…

    He will make sure we have FAIR TRADE and stop everyone from taking advantage of us…he will put his successful dealing making to work for the USA

    and I also believe he will work with the Congress and talk to the people, his own 21st century version of the ‘fireside chats’…he seems to love these rallies where he converses with the people…he is very open and lets all kinds of people ask questions

    he will take care of the veterans, protect social security, protect our seniors and start creating incentive for jobs and products to be “made in the USA’…bring companies back home…i can imagine an unadulterated sense of American pride that will brew…

    people will start to feel that we matter again…not just what we can do and pay for the rest of the world…

    and while he will be nobodys fool and will not shy away from counter punching, he will be fun…

    those are a few of the things i think you can expect

    he won’t be perfect and he will still have his big mouth and brashness but he will mature

    it won’t be easy…he will meet with alot of resistence but I think the man knows how to pull it off…he has a track record in the USA and on the world stage…

    and I think once people get used to him we will start going in a positve direction together…

    I hope he will be safe because there will be foes out there…but I think he has a strong inner need to prove to himself and to the world that he can be a success as President and ‘make our country great again’

  • dot48

    I am in WV and yes we fought hard or Hillary08! People call us hicks, undereducated, etc because we had hard life in coal mines and such BUT we love the country and our entire livelihood has been KEELED by Obama. Now we have the woman we devoted ourself to become an extension of HIM .. yes, Big Dawg out trying to touch on his magic BUT Hillary herself touchs on OBAMA and how she’ll be an extension of him

    Ky, WV, are gone to the NEWDemObamaCult party. We are OLD breed Dem’s and Donald Trump is more our style right now.

  • S

    DT is live now in South Carolina on OAN cable

  • Lu4PUMA

    Admin,

    I am so glad you wrote this article and are staying on the Muslim European rapes. I have been so outraged! Organized assaults on women by gangs of Muslim men. It is time for women to start carrying assault weapons instead of banning them.

    And the stinkin’ news is naming them by countries of origin, when the issue is their doctrine on aggression and violence that they call the Islamic religion.

    I just got a call from Hillay’s campaign for contributions and I unloaded on the guy about Hillary’s silence about Muslim rapes and support for bringing these migrants here and illegal immigrants all coming before the American People. He said this was the first he had heard about these rapes. And I told him that was because HILLARY IS SILENT! WHERE IS THE WOMAN WHO STOOD UP IN BEIJING AND SAID THAT WOMENS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?

    My heart is just broken.

  • S

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-01-08/new-poll-shows-donald-trump-is-a-real-threat-to-hillary-clinton

    Trump Could Win It All

    A new survey shows a sizable number of Democrats ready to defect from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

  • wbboei

    The beltway elites do not like these outsiders

    For some reason . . .

    https://youtu.be/Uy2u0r0EjCM

  • S

    OT…

    pm317…this is for you

    you probably have already seen this movie, I believe it came out in 2014 however it is now playing on Showtime…

    if not I would like to recommend it ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’…lovely

  • freespirit

    As Shadow said, there’s no denying that Hillary 16 campaign has sucked. Granted.
    I’m as disappointed as the next person in many aspects of it – tho, not completely surprised that to some extent she is motivated by the desire not to alienate the O supporters.

    But I also believe that some are too quick to find fault with every move or lack there of. For example, the her failure to use the gender card against Sanders. Many here have made some harsh comments previously when their she appeared to be making gender an issue.

    Regardless of what she says or doesn’t say with regard to gender, there’s no doubt in my mind that as president, Hillary would be much more inclined to fight for women than would Trump. No doubt.

  • S

    free…Hillary could start right now by speaking out on behalf of all the women that are being attacked and raped by radical muslims…including American women…

    that is one of the most glaring things that bothers many of us…

  • Shadowfax

    Free

    But I also believe that some are too quick to find fault with every move or lack there of. For example, the her failure to use the gender card against Sanders. Many here have made some harsh comments previously when their she appeared to be making gender an issue.
    Regardless of what she says or doesn’t say with regard to gender, there’s no doubt in my mind that as president, Hillary would be much more inclined to fight for women than would Trump. No doubt.

    ——
    I completely agree. I was thinking the same thing about how so many here went on about the ‘third generation’ of women’s libbers…how those of us that still see Hillary as a long time champion of women don’t see to use our intelligence, bury our heads in the sand and are just making judgement calls by emotions. How some have felt that Hillary saying anything about supporting women is just some identity issue that is kinda cheap as a campaign strategy.

    I am very frustrated right now and find it more and more difficult to post on a blog I have grown to love.

  • jbstonesfan

    I was stunned at the silence regarding male Islamic refugees attacking European women on New Years Eve. Sadly, Hillary has followed the tone deaf response by O when it comes to radical Islam. Her campaign came stumbling out of the blocks and has yet to recover. She does well in the debates against two(2) guys who Trump would call “Losers” , but she is losing a lot of credibility among white middle age males like myself.

  • henry

    Admin
    When Trump announced I came here stat.

  • freespirit

    S
    January 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm
    free…Hillary could start right now by speaking out on behalf of all the women that are being attacked and raped by radical muslims…including American women…

    that is one of the most glaring things that bothers many of us…
    ________

    I agree, S. But I also know that a presidential candidate speaking out against the atrocities radical muslims (and not so radical) have perpetrated against women forever and a day would not diminish the practice of such atrocities. I would have to do some research to confirm this, but I do believe Hillary made some statements condemning their treatment of women when she was SOS.

    The entire Dim party has shown itself to be indifferent, at best and at worst, antipathetic about women’s issues. Since Hillary was the target of a Dim hit, in 2008 – a hit which made it more than clear that race mattered, gender didn’t – I’m sure she’s well aware that speaking out on treatment of women by Muslims or by anyone else would not be politically beneficial at this stage.

    The progressives within the party would sacrifice ANYTHING – including and especially gender equality – in the name of diversity, multiculturalism, and their war against traditional American (AKA white) norms and mores. Sure, there are more moderate Dems than progressives according to many studies, but the media will crucify any Dim who doesn’t hum at least a few bars of their progressive anthem. They proved that to be the case in 2008.

    I agree with Admin that Hillary’s campaign should have taken up the moderate banner. But, her reluctance to do so is not entirely surprising given the treatment she received in 2008.

    Regardless, If speaking out will accomplish nothing, possibly Hillary believes that if she can just make it into the WH, she can actually and finally impact the situation. Maybe it’s not abandonment of the cause. It’s postponing pending actual power to effect change.

  • admin

    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/264739-trump-v-clinton-hillarys-nightmare

    Trump v. Clinton: Hillary’s nightmare?

    Conventional wisdom has it that Hillary Clinton will crush Donald Trump next November, if they both happen to be their respective parties’ nominees. We’re told that Trump is too brash, too crude, too inexperienced, and too offensive to present a real challenge to a seasoned pro like Clinton. [snip]

    First, she has to build her own winning coalition of voters, being unlikely to reproduce Barack Obama’s and entirely unable to resurrect that which put her husband in the White House nearly a quarter century ago. [snip]

    The first of these advantages is that Trump appeals in a unique and powerful way to white, working-class voters, the demographic group that used to determine presidential elections, but which has, by and large, been abandoned by both parties and by the Democrats especially.

    It is worth noting here that these voters still decided elections as recently as a decade or two ago. Indeed, they decided both of Bill Clinton’s two victories in the 1990s and George W. Bush’s two victories after that. But their power waned, and Barack Obama became the first president in history to be elected while losing this demographic. Obama assembled his own coalition that was far different from that assembled by any of his predecessors, even his Democratic predecessor. Indeed, the contrasts between the demographic characteristics of Bill’s winning coalition and that of Obama are stunning. Bill was the last Democrat to win anything in the South, where the white, working-class, Scots-Irish or “Jacksonian” Democrats still dominate. Obama, by contrast, won without any support at all from the Scots-Irish working class, but instead won by turning out minority voters in record numbers.

    Now, it has always been doubtful that Hillary would be able to reassemble the Obama coalition. For a variety of reasons, she offers far less to minority voters than Obama did. Additionally, after eight years of Obama’s broken promises and failures, many of these voters have serious doubts about the ability of the political process to address their concerns, meaning that they may well stay home on Election Day. In order to win, therefore Hillary Clinton will have to find at least some votes that Obama couldn’t, which is to say among the white-working class – who are now dedicated Trump supporters. [snip]

    By contrast, Donald Trump may be the only politician in the country free to speak openly about the foreign policy disasters associated with both of the last two presidents, both parties, and thus both of the primary fields. In the recent GOP debate in Las Vegas, Trump railed against the last fifteen years of foreign policy interventionism, asking “What do we have now? We have nothing. We’ve spent $3 trillion and probably much more – I have no idea what we’ve spent. Thousands and thousands of lives, we have nothing. Wounded warriors all over the place who I love, we have nothing for it.” He makes a point, one which Mrs. Clinton cannot easily rebut.

    In short, Donald Trump may not be an ideal Republican and would certainly represent a serious gamble as president. But he may also be the perfect candidate to take on Hillary Clinton, the only one in either party who can hit her where it hurts.

  • Shadowfax

    Maybe Calif. is not a good place to poll for the next President…but I only know ONE person, a male Repub. that plans to vote for Trump. I know and work with hundreds of people…so I don’t think Trump will have a shot in the Bay Area.

  • admin

    James Warren at U.S. News:

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-01-08/new-poll-shows-donald-trump-is-a-real-threat-to-hillary-clinton

    Trump Could Win It All
    A new survey shows a sizable number of Democrats ready to defect from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

    So if Donald Trump proved the political universe wrong and won the Republican presidential nomination, he would be creamed by Hillary Clinton, correct?

    A new survey of likely voters might at least raise momentary dyspepsia for Democrats since it suggests why it wouldn’t be a cakewalk.

    The survey by Washington-based Mercury Analytics is a combination online questionnaire and “dial-test” of Trump’s first big campaign ad among 916 self-proclaimed “likely voters” (this video shows the ad and the dial test results). It took place primarily Wednesday and Thursday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

    Nearly 20 percent of likely Democratic voters say they’d cross sides and vote for Trump, while a small number, or 14 percent, of Republicans claim they’d vote for Clinton. When those groups were further broken down, a far higher percentage of the crossover Democrats contend they are “100 percent sure” of switching than the Republicans.

    When the firmed showed respondents the Trump ad, and assessed their responses to each moment of it, it found “the primary messages of Trump’s ad resonated more than Democratic elites would hope.”

    About 25 percent of Democrats “agree completely” that it raises some good point, with an additional 19 percent agreeing at least “somewhat.”

    Mercury CEO Ron Howard, a Democrat whose firm works for candidates in both parties and corporate clients, concedes, “We expected Trump’s first campaign spot to strongly appeal to Republican Trump supporters, with little impact – or in fact negative impact – on Democratic or independent voters.”

    He continues, “The challenge to Hillary, if Trump is the nominee and pivots to the center in the general election as a problem-solving, independent-minded, successful ‘get it done’ businessman is that Democrats will no longer be able to count on his personality and outrageous sound bites to disqualify him in the voters’ minds.”

    Trump’s formidable challenges remain obvious and in no small measure reflect his general style.

    A total of 66 percent of Democrats are very concerned with it, as are 32 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of independents, according to the survey.

    Further, 65 percent of Democrats said that the “prestige” of the country would be hurt by his election, as did 19 percent and 29 percent of Republicans and independents, respectively.

    But what if Trump lowered the bombast in a general election?

    Trump has not yet begun to target Democrats. When he does he might be as effective as he has been with Republicans. Recall, 67% of Republicans loathed Trump and said they would not vote for him. In short order the numbers reversed and Trump rose to 67% favorable.

  • gmanedit

    I wish I had known Hillary08 was going to throw the fight before I sent her money. I feel like a sucker.

    I got a call from a Hillary16 fundraiser around July. He wanted to know why I wouldn’t donate this go-round. I said because she gave up in Denver, she quit. She swore she would fight for us, but she wouldn’t even fight for herself. (I heard the story about O’s people threatening Chelsea’s life, but it doesn’t matter. She yielded. It’s disgusting that she accepted being his Secretary of State.)

    Further, I went on, there’s the matter of Huma Abedin, the Muslim Brotherhood Princess. My caller claimed (feigned, unless he was an outside contractor taking a cut of the proceeds) not to know who she is.

    Finally, he asked if I would tell him who I’d be voting for. With a smile in my voice, I said, “Why, Donald Trump, of course!”

  • VotingHillary

    S
    January 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    he won’t be perfect and he will still have his big mouth and brashness but he will mature
    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    S, this is my concern with Trump. If he hasn’t “matured” by this point in his life, I think it unwise to hope he will in the future.

    I confess I too am not just disappointed but flat-out shocked that Hillary has not condemned in the strongest of terms what is happening in Germany and not called for a halt to any further immigration until the matter can be fully reviewed.

    BTW, I saw “Hundred Foot Journey” at the theater because I don’t think Helen Mirren knows how to give a bad performance. If she is in a movie, I go just because I know I will enjoy her performance, if not the movie itself. Seems to be a fair trade-off nowadays. If you have not seen her performance in “The Tempest”, rent the movie. It was directed by Julie Taymor who also did the brilliant “Frida”.

  • gonzotx

    S

    If Trump does everything you say..He will walk on water!

  • wbboei

    Here is the always entertaining Howie Carr from The Boston Herald. Years ago, he went after a friend of mine who was would have become the next General President of the Teamsters, assuming Jim Hoffa ever retires. Howie hounded him to death over the so called booze cruise and other things which interested the prosecutorial community. I have not seen him since he got out, but I do remember him railing against Howie, talking about the time Howie interivewed a man who married his dog. But in general, Howie is a great commentator, and the equal of John Kass at the Chicago Tribune in worldly wisdom, wit, and cynicism when appropriate. Here he weighs in on the RINO. He gives us the facts of life in Juan’s world. (Hint: Juan is spanish for John which is Jeb’s Christian name, but inasmuch as he wishes he had been born in Mexico, it is only right to give him what he wishes for—no not the fucking presidency, a Spanish surname, assuming he can be trusted to insult his way to that one). Incidentally they are now talking about Nikki Haley for vice president. Well, you heard that one here first from me. I am not so sure however that I am as high on her as I once was. This would be a bone Cruz could throw to the establishment. I had hoped she would be on Donald’s list but she has said she will not, and there have been other times when she failed to show the kind of political courage I would have hoped to see.

    Wrong again
    Skip to my Lou
    Wrong again
    Skip to my Lou
    Wrong again
    Skip to my Lou
    Skip-to-my-Lou-my-darling

    Enough of that. Here’s Howie:

    It’s a shootout in the lifeboat — the Republicans in Name Only (RINO) lifeboat.

    All the also-rans in the GOP presidential field are firing wildly at one another, trying to grab that coveted fourth-place finish in Iowa andor New Hampshire.

    Dammit, the RINO candidates are all thinking to themselves, somebody in the “GOP Establishment” wing has to break out, and into double digits … sometime … eventually … don’t they?

    In the Olympics of politics, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are going for the gold. These other clowns are going for the fool’s gold.

    Ex-Gov. Juan Ellis Bush blasts Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who blasts Gov. Chris Christie, who blasts back at Rubio, saying he can’t “slime” his way to the White House.

    Christie, who’s been trying to hug his way to the White House, even gets attacked by the also-ran of the also-rans, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, to which Christie responds, “Who?”

    How pathetic is it when a fat guy at 3 percent in the national polls dismisses you as a loser?

    But this is what the Republican establishment is reduced to in 2016.

    After all these years of Bushes, Karl Rove, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the collaborators, the RINO brand is kaput.

    These sellouts can’t buy a thrill — not even Juan Ellis Bush, who’s squandered $50 million so far to go from 12 to 4 percent in the national polls over the last three months.

    Of all the sad sacks, Bush is the saddest. In Iowa, he’s shooting for fifth place. Fifth!

    If fourth is the fool’s gold medal, then fifth must be fool’s silver.

    So he’s budgeted $1.4 million for TV spots to take down 
Rubio for missing votes in the Senate.

    Consider the strategy — No. 5 is going after No. 4. Does this make any sense whatsoever?

    specially when Juan already tried attacking Rubio for missed votes, in a televised debate last fall, and promptly plummeted even further in the polls.

    This free-for-all among political pygmies is taking place the same week that the NFL playoffs begin. It’s as if the Houston Texans are putting together their Super Bowl gameplan … against the Washington Redskins. Guys, it’s just not in the cards this year, OK?

    But the consultants are getting a 15 percent commission on the ad buys.

    Fifteen percent of $100 million is … worth it. I’m telling ya, Jeb, you got ’em right where you want ’em now. They’re fading, them other guys.

    The theory is, if one of these RINO’s can emerge from the pack, then he’ll get Trump, or Cruz, one-on-one. Interesting theory, but if you look at most of the polls, Trump and Cruz together are supported by at least 50 percent of the primary voters, and if you throw in Ben Carson, the Republican wing of the Republican Party gets up near 60 percent.

    What did they used to say about faculty battles in academia?

    The fights are so vicious because the stakes are so small.

    Welcome to Juan’s World –— and Marco’s, and Chris’ and John’s.

    I know what you’re saying — John Who?
    ————–

    It’s a shootout in the lifeboat — the Republicans in Name Only (RINO) lifeboat.

    All the also-rans in the GOP presidential field are firing wildly at one another, trying to grab that coveted fourth-place finish in Iowa and
    or New Hampshire.

    Dammit, the RINO candidates are all thinking to themselves, somebody in the “GOP Establishment” wing has to break out, and into double digits … sometime … eventually … don’t they?

    In the Olympics of politics, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are going for the gold. These other clowns are going for the fool’s gold.

    Ex-Gov. Juan Ellis Bush blasts Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who blasts Gov. Chris Christie, who blasts back at Rubio, saying he can’t “slime” his way to the White House. Christie, who’s been trying to hug his way to the White House, even gets attacked by the also-ran of the also-rans, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, to which Christie responds, “Who?”

    How pathetic is it when a fat guy at 3 percent in the national polls dismisses you as a loser?

    But this is what the Republican establishment is reduced to in 2016. After all these years of Bushes, Karl Rove, Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the collaborators, the RINO brand is kaput. These sellouts can’t buy a thrill — not even Juan Ellis Bush, who’s squandered $50 million so far to go from 12 to 4 percent in the national polls over the last three months.

    Of all the sad sacks, Bush is the saddest. In Iowa, he’s shooting for fifth place. Fifth! If fourth is the fool’s gold medal, then fifth must be fool’s silver. So he’s budgeted $1.4 million for TV spots to take down 
Rubio for missing votes in the Senate.

    Consider the strategy — No. 5 is going after No. 4. Does this make any sense whatsoever? Especially when Juan already tried attacking Rubio for missed votes, in a televised debate last fall, and promptly plummeted even further in the polls.

    This free-for-all among political pygmies is taking place the same week that the NFL playoffs begin. It’s as if the Houston Texans are putting together their Super Bowl gameplan … against the Washington Redskins. Guys, it’s just not in the cards this year, OK?

    But the consultants are getting a 15 percent commission on the ad buys.

    Fifteen percent of $100 million is … worth it. I’m telling ya, Jeb, you got ’em right where you want ’em now. They’re fading, them other guys.

    The theory is, if one of these RINO’s can emerge from the pack, then he’ll get Trump, or Cruz, one-on-one. Interesting theory, but if you look at most of the polls, Trump and Cruz together are supported by at least 50 percent of the primary voters, and if you throw in Ben Carson, the Republican wing of the Republican Party gets up near 60 percent.

    What did they used to say about faculty battles in academia? The fights are so vicious because the stakes are so small. Welcome to Juan’s World –— and Marco’s, and Chris’ and John’s. I know what you’re saying — John Who?

  • wbboei

    sorry for the double post

  • wbboei

    THIS IS A BIG STEP FOR ROGER SIMON:

    In Your Heart, You Know He’s Right: Trump and Muslim Immigration
    BY ROGER L SIMON JANUARY 8, 2016 CHAT 18 COMMENTS

    Interspersed with news of the mass sexual harassment and rape of women in Cologne by “asylum seekers” from Syria and their other resident Muslim colleagues and the near assassination of a cop in Philadelphia by a man who, according to that city’s police commissioner, “…believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran” comes a Pew study informing us that Islam will be the second-largest religion of the USA before 2040.

    Excuse me if I’m not amused. Or should I say… trigger warning: Islamophobia?

    Actually, the would-be cop killer/ISIS member in white Isla-drag (fortunately he did not achieve his goal) was correct in his evaluation. Our police do defend laws contrary to the Quran, such as monogamy, equal rights for women, separation of church and state, etc., etc. — and that’s exactly the point.

    The doctrines of Islam are virtually entirely inconsistent with the founding principles of our county. And yet, per Pew, we are not-so-gradually being inundated with its adherents. Unchecked, the character of the USA will change, possibly to the extent of being unrecognizable, I doubt this is what the majority of Americans want. But it is happening nevertheless — and we have a living, breathing illustration of the results just across the Pond. (Illustrative of how self-immolating European elites have become was the advice the female mayor of Cologne gave women of her city for dealing with the sexual assaults — they should stand further away.)

    So along comes this supposedly vulgar guy Donald Trump, who has the audacity to say we should suspend Muslim immigration until we “figure things out.” I’d like to say when I first heard him say that I winced. How Unconstitutional! How Un-PC! But I didn’t. I stared at the television, nodded, and quietly said: “Right on!” I suspect a lot of other people did too, even some (maybe more than just some) who publicly wash their hands of him. We shall see.

    As for me, I agree with Trump 100%, quite publicly now. Something must be done. And like Trump, I have a number of Muslim friends who are just fine, some quite courageous. We should all respect people like that — and we will. But we don’t have the luxury of blind multiculturalism anymore. In any case, multiculturalism is nothing more than a big fascist lie. (If you do your homework and look into its roots in cultural relativism, you will see what I mean.) If we can’t entirely cut off Muslim immigration (for Constitutional reasons or other), we must restrict it to such a degree that it is less than a dribble coming out of the spigot with every drop boiled down and inspected to the last molecule.

    And, yes, I am aware Edward Archer — the pathetic would-be cop killer — is no immigrant and that cutting immigration will not cure everything, or even all that much. But you have to start somewhere and, sadly, there is no such thing as a real cure — not one that is in any sense immediate. The root of the problem is Islam itself — in dire need of a reformation that may be impossible within its own twisted ideology. At the very least we can keep our country free of it, or relatively.

    And ironically, by restricting Muslim immigration we will be doing something that might actually help the benighted countries of the Islamic world, forcing their citizens to stay in place and deal with their situation. It is the only solution. The neocons have been criticized ad nauseam (usually by people who initially agreed with them) for attempting to impose democracy on the Islamic Middle East. Yes, the neocons were overly idealistic and optimistic and mistaken. (I was one of them.) In the end the truth is bitter and obvious — you have to do it for yourselves. That goes for the Muslim world above all.

  • wbboei

    Abandon Ship

    Thomas Friedman argues that the only place to be right now is outta here. “If I were running for president, I’d approach politics in the same way: not as a liberal, a conservative, a libertarian or a centrist. I’d run as an extremist.” He’s realized the system has become a trap, like a submarine on the bottom unable to surface, a tomb for those who remain in it.

    Even Soros knows it. So too in their heart of hearts do most of the media, though they have faithfully remained in their wreck, waiting for the rescue tender to send down the diving bell. One reason they held out so long might be as David Gerstman at Legal Insurrection notes, because their faith was so strong. The media inflated the qualifications of the president Obama to the point that can be regarded as “fabricated, or at least oversold”. But they held on to it like a talisman.

    Adrienne Childs has a review of what must now seem a bizarre collection of hagiographic artwork depicting the president as a saint, Christ-figure — complete with crown of thorns — and muscular boxer. The titles of the artwork speak for themselves: “Extraordinary”, “Dream Keeper”, “Want to Believe in the Power Of” and “Obama Dream”. With expectations once so high, how could they think of abandoning the cause? Now at this late stage everyone in the wreck will settle for simply getting out alive.

    The point has arrived when even the most ardent believer has ceased signaling by tapping on the hull and is moving to the escape trunk. There is an eloquent quiet from above, as if the president has actually given up on himself. In fact he has — the administration is now saying that Bashar Assad will remain in power long after Obama leaves office. No wonder some of his most ardent supporters now feel it is time to “ditch ‘n switch”. Extreme? As Friedman said, extremism is an idea whose time may have come.

    Henry Porter argues that in Europe the time for extremism may be already here. In a Vanity Fair article titled “Terrorism, Migrants, and Crippling Debt: Is This the End of Europe?” Porter depicted the air of siege, uncertainty, economic malaise, hatred and “existential crisis” which grips it. “Doubt is the commodity in greatest supply among Europe’s leaders at the moment,” he wrote. Like the American journalists, the Europeans are beginning to throw in the towel and eye the escape hoods, as hope for rescue fades away.

    In any historical discontinuity the watchword is often “let the dead bury the dead”. Survival demands you ditch what you must and keep what you can. The weight of past institutions is left behind, like the sunken sub lying murky beneath the escapee’s feet. The impedimenta are forgotten and all that matters is the shimmering lightness of the sea surface at the end of a line you must strain to reach.

    The most ironical thing about the leftwing political advocacy group MoveOn.Org is its name. It really doesn’t want to “move on”, but on the contrary stay where it is, settled amid its hoard of specious “gains”. The great machinery of progressivism is too precious to abandon yet it won’t fit through the hatch. They can get to the surface but not with the New Deal and 5 Year Plans in tow.

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/1/8/the-truly-new-year

  • Tony Stark

    Shadowfax
    January 8, 2016 at 11:10 pm
    ——————————————
    In SoCal my feeling is that Trump will likely not win in the Los Angeles County area, but I think he has a decent shot in both San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the San Diego area with its large military population and perhaps the San Joaquin Valley area from Bakersfield to Fresno, maybe even the northern counties tired of being ignored by Sacramento.

  • Shadowfax

    Tony

    The Republican population in CA is pretty small, so winning over a state where Hillary won in 2008 will be difficult for Trump, IMO.

    My bet is that if the GOP decide to nominate Trump, then we will see how a respectful woman fights a man that sling mud like we have never seen before. We will also see how desperate the Fraud is while he watches the time run out on his pitiful kingship.

    It only took me two months to lose respect for Trump, I am not so sure that he will win over as many voters if he doesn’t start acting like a person that will be a respected President and represent all of the people of the US. His wanting to kick out hecklers in one of his last gatherings was fine, but wanting these people to be sent out of the room, and to not give them their coats in December, was on the Trump wacky side to me. He always carries things too darn far for my taste.

    Sure, we are are pist. We all want someone that fights for US…seems like Trump only wants to represent the people that follow his path.

  • Tony Stark

    I didn’t say that Trump will win California, only that he’ll probably garner more support in those areas. The SF Bay area and LA County will likely win the state for whoever the Democratic nominee is.

  • Tony Stark

    As far as San Bernardino and Riverside counties, the recent terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino was all that people I met with would talk about when I went there last month, and they were clearly worried about the Muslims who already live in the area. The War on Terror simply occurred too close to home, and they were paying more attention to Trump’s call to suspend Muslim immigration to the US until immigration officials figure out a better way to keep fanatics from entering the country.

  • Shadowfax

    Tony

    I agree, and if my memory serves me aren’t those areas and Orange County pretty ‘right leaning’ anyway? At least for CA?

  • Tony Stark

    Yup. It’s primarily the coastal areas that are more left leaning. A few years ago, when there was a proposal to break up California into 12 different little states, the proponent made sure to isolate and make LA County into its own state.

  • Mormaer

    I am more than a little confused as to why our “betters” in the media, elites, and both parties hacks are so confused about Democrats, Indies and non-political or non-voter types gravitating to Trump and our betters are just now figuring this out. There are none so blind as those who WILL not see. These are the “I’m sick of this shit” voter. They didn’t know or maybe care that they were out there because they had been so effective shutting them up and preventing any viable options for them. Did Donna Brazile, Obama-ite extreme and presumably speaking for her boss, tell 40% to 45% of the party voters to get out of the party and we don’t need you? I recall it clearly. And not one damn thing has been done to reengage those voters and I include the Clintons. Who exactly do they think has been electing Republican Congresses since 2010?

    Republicans, especially elite ones, are always stupid. Always. Born and bred dumb as rocks. Look at Jeb. They think they were elected because of their great policies. Or non-policies. Or their lying ability or something. They were elected because of a multi-cycle “whip-saw” to get rid of Obama-ite crap. What do they do? Install Paul Ryan, pet pig of globalists, to get as much done as soon as possible for donors. People can’t stand either party

    Political parties, purity tests, media manipulation, double-talk has hit a stump. Lie and weasel enough and people stop listening to you. That has happened. It is a re-alignment or a preference cascade that started with bank bailouts and Obamacare and roared into irreversible wave with the border hordes streaming over the border telling Border Patrol to change the dirty diapers and gimme some money. It is coalescing with more of the same condescension, dehumanization, and name calling. Same old shit. From BOTH parties mouthpieces. No one is listening. Or cares what they think.

    One of Hillary’s problems is that she uses code-speak for Progressives and globalists. She and Bill’s language is so different from the 1990’s that it is jarring. Whether it is a nasty habit picked up from years of government and NGO work or that is their target audience and their signaling, it isn’t working. Trump is signaling too. His nice-speak is very tough. “We need a pause in Muslim immigration until we understand what is going on” he said semi-nicely. We will never understand sexually molesting, terrifying women in a public space, robbing them nor the cult that encouraging lunatics to kill their own mothers in the goal of total submission. Never. Trump’s audience knows this. A culture this out of control doesn’t get to participate in the world economy, academics, tech, or advanced and productive agriculture. You don’t let it in like a plague. You kill it. You do not enable it as Germany is finding out.

    If Hillary thought she could swing moderate after cementing the nomination this cycle and count on Democrats that Obama thugs threw out of the party it is probably too late. I don’t see this as pro-Trump but anti-Progressive, anti-elite, and anti-whatever that appears to want to either impoverish us, starve us or outright kill us. She picked the wrong side, the wrong tactics, and the wrong pollsters who didn’t pick this up at least last year. This is not 2008. It is so much worse.

  • henry

    I switched and ditched before it was cool

  • wbboei

    Tony Stark
    January 9, 2016 at 2:03 am
    ———
    I think your assessment is accurate.

    Whether LA County swings the state will depend on how many illegals corrupt the system and vote.

    The funny thing now is to watch the RINOs swearing allegiance to Hillary. They believe that is the path to their survival. They think if she wins the system will go on as before which is counterintuitive and a symptom of wilful blindness. Whether she wins or loses it will never be the same for anyone. And those sitting on big jobs and piles of money are scared out of their wits. Suddenly, they profess to have a regard for the republic which they were perfectly willing to sacrifice before on the altar of their own greed. Those politicos are dead man walking, but they still make noises, but obscene ones. Put differently, these traitors could not give a rats ass for the nation’s security, so they love it as when millions of illegals cross our borders. But when their own security is threatened they go blatto. Forget about everything else, this is class struggle, by another name.

  • wbboei

    There is a lot I could tell you about Iran right now, if I thought you were prepared to listen.

    One of the things is that there is an Iranian, one step removed from me, who was an adviser the fraud’s administration in the first term, but now is not to be found. His thesis was to topple a government you must put pressure on the middle class. That was what sanctions were designed to do. And they were working, until Obama decided to suspend them and give the administration a 150 billion dollar shot in the arm, to make the globalists happy.

    The driving force behind this reversal of policy? The price of oil. When it was at $100 per barrel, the Iranian leadership had enough money to pay everybody off within their elite class. And that by the way is the central fallacy of western negotiators, the failure to realize that in labor negotiation terms they are dealing with “agents with limited authority”, which means whatever deal you make will be unstable and subject to ratification from a whole army of stakeholders over whom your negotiators have no control, and little influence. When the price of oil fell to $30 a barrel, the leadership was forced to the table. This was a legitimate opportunity to deal and to make a good one. Unfortunately, Obama, Kerry and Wendy Sherman failed to understand their leverage, and therefore made a very bad deal. But that did not matter to Obama. All that mattered was getting his donors at GE and other big business interests access to that market where there is now so much money.

    The other thing that is interesting is that we have been given a totally inaccurate view of Iran by big media. There are more billionaires and more Lamberginis in Iran than in any other nation in Africa or Asia. There is a vibrant middle class who will not leave because of their economic interests, but their children all want to get out. And that is where they hit a brick wall because of our immigration system. The sons of the billionaire come here and buy up large chunks of Malibu and join the ranks of corrupt billionaries who are destroying our system. HOWEVER, the creme of the crop, are shut out and end up going to other countries. And example offered to me was a friend of my friend who was a genius in engineering and wanted to come to the United States. Stanford and USC offered him teaching fellowships. The Obama adminstration refused to let him in, preferring instead peasants and illegalss from Mexico and Central America who will be easy votes for democrats. He ended up as the head of the Engineering department at McGill University in Canada. We lost him–someone who could have contributed to this county, and thousands like him because of what Obama is doing.

    The final thing that was mentioned to me which is not being told to us by our truthful big media is that there is in fact a reform movement at the very top of the Iranian government. The current president and a prior one want to abolish the Supreme Leader position once the current incumbent slips he mortal coil. In other words, to eliminate the position by attrition.

    You can believe what I have just told you.

  • wbboei

    Just to give you some insight into how the country will change under Obama, the practical effect of this “beautiful tapestry of multi-culturalism” as the progressives love to refer to it, by 2040 the Muslim religion will be the second largest religion in America, Muslims believe it is the will of God and therefore supercedes the Constitution, in those venues Sharia Law will be the thing. The Muslim religion needs to go through a reformation, but how likely is that. Still, there will be those simpering whimpering 90% of the electorate who will say that’s alright with me, because this is America and we hav freedom of religion even for those religions who reject freedom because we are good politically correct people. Lets look at how this works in Iran.

    Again, back to the account above. A top Iranian cardiologist wanted his son to come either here or Europe for medical school, but the boy wanted to get his education in Iran. So he went to an Iranian Medical School only to see cameras posted in every class room. One day, the Revoultionary Guard (it would be the p c police in this country) asked him to step into their office, which he obviously did, if only to find out what was bugging him. The turned on the camera and what it showed was that he had rolled up his sleeves, the way the great media beloved messiah does to show us how hard he is working and to titillate big media who will forever adore him. Okay, he said, so what? And they said you are exposing your elbows, the skin on your elbows is the same as the skin on your scrotum, therefore you are exposing your scrotum to the rest of the class, and Allah will not allow it. As you might imagine, he transferred out of Iran for his remaining years in medical school. But if he transferred here in 40 years, where here in Seattle where we have traffic cameras everywhere, who is to say that they would not find themselves in a classroom here, since the elites have eviscerated the constitution and who is to say that in the name of political correctness, a fear of making Muslims uncomfortable would not produce the same result. Stay tuned. Its coming.

  • wbboei

    Mormaer
    January 9, 2016 at 7:28 am

    If Hillary thought she could swing moderate after cementing the nomination this cycle and count on Democrats that Obama thugs threw out of the party it is probably too late. I don’t see this as pro-Trump but anti-Progressive, anti-elite, and anti-whatever that appears to want to either impoverish us, starve us or outright kill us. She picked the wrong side, the wrong tactics, and the wrong pollsters who didn’t pick this up at least last year. This is not 2008. It is so much worse.
    ——–
    Amen.

    All we have left now is a memory of what she appeared to be in 2008 which is the reverse of what she is now. If it was the identity that moved you, stay the course. If it was the policies, run for the hills.

    As for the elites . . . the merry go round is beginning to slow now, have they stayed too long at the fair? Look at those sorry mother fuckers. Res ipsa locitur—the thing speaks for itself.

  • lorac

    What an essay. It just hit me.

    Admin is a Trump.

    Just telling the simple truth, which is not so simple because there is enormous blowback for people who have the guts to say out loud that the king has no clothes.

    Also a Trump for being able to see how the parts affect the future, being able to accurately predict the future. I can spot some things here and there in the present, but I never know how everything will combine to create the future reality.

    Except admin was doing it politically before Trump was.

    I don’t know admin’s gender, but admin has also been the Hillary under our nose. What we hoped about Hillary, that is.

    What was that Keneau Reeves movie where you had to choose the color pill – one made you oblivious but happy, the other allowed you to see the truth and reality.

    Admin took the latter colored pill and offers it to us.

    Knowledge, insight, and courage.

  • wbboei

    If Hillary thought she could swing moderate after cementing the nomination this cycle and count on Democrats that Obama thugs threw out of the party it is probably too late. I don’t see this as pro-Trump but anti-Progressive, anti-elite, and anti-whatever that appears to want to either impoverish us, starve us or outright kill us.
    ———-
    But it seems to me, the people who Obama threw out of the party, i.e. the white working class, reagan democrats call them what you will, are in fact, going for Trump, and rather enthusiastically. Maybe what you are saying is something sublter, that many of them will hold their nose, but vote for Trump, not because they love him, but because the alternative is extinction—and culturally, they do not see them marching in lock step with the Hillary coalition including black lives matte and corrupt big media.

  • wbboei

    Correction: they (Reagan democrats) do not fancy the idea of marching in lock step with the Hillary/Obama coalition of globalists, illegals, big government regulators, black lives matter and an uber corrupt big media, each of whom in their own special way undermine liberty prosperity and the voting franchise.

  • lorac

    Mormaer
    She picked the wrong side, the wrong tactics, and the wrong pollsters who didn’t pick this up at least last year.

    wbboei
    All we have left now is a memory of what she appeared to be in 2008 which is the reverse of what she is now.

    My reaction to the above (not that either of you would disagree) is that this is why I don’t politics. Say what you d*mn mean. You should say what you mean and hope enough people agree with you, not figure out the right things to say to manipulate people to vote for your words.

    And “memory” and “appeared” is right. I liked when Hillary said “women’s rights are human rights” to China in the 90s, and I liked what she was saying during a year and a half or so 2007-2008. I can’t remember anything she has DONE that I like. I liked what she appeared to be.

    I also liked the strength she presented, speaking truth to power. But when there have been opportunities to stand up to be strong (I’m talking action, not words), what has she done? One example – I’ll never forget the hope I felt when she said she was going to fight back after what they did to her – then she crumbled. Crumpled. She says she is for women, but she supports Muslims instead. Unacceptable.

    So a year and a half of great words. Someone said on another thread (can’t remember who, and these are my words) that they could forgive her words this campaign season if she goes back to saying the right words in the general. But it’s not “this campaign season – it’s the last 7 years.

    Why should I believe a few months in the general of the right words, vs the last 7 years of opposite words.

    And it has all been words, anyway.

    I remember “WORM” – “what Obama really meant” – when the bots were always trying to clean up Obama. I think we need an acronym now for Hillary supporters who are willing to ignore everything Hillary says she is by what she is supporting (one ex- the Muslim culture over women), to insist they really know what Hillary believes. Because of her words in 2008.

  • wbboei

    Every political party is a coalition of special interests, but the strategy of swinging hard left in the primary and to the center in the general election is fatally flawed when it relies on a set of interests whose interests are as incompatible with each other as oil and water.

  • lorac

    admin
    Hillary won’t ask “Where do women go to get asylum from the asylum seekers?”

    Perfect.

  • lorac

    And where do we all go to get asylum from those (like apparently Hillary) who are participating in our cultural suicide.

  • Wbb, I am afraid that it is already here, 👿

  • Mormaer
    January 9, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I am more than a little confused as to why our “betters” in the media, elites, and both parties hacks are so confused about Democrats,
    _____________—-

    Amen!!!!

  • Great post Admin.
    Brutal Honest and heartbreakingly True. 🙂

  • Lu4PUMA

    Water Cannons and tear gas in Germany for Rape Protesters:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-09/thousands-flood-streets-germany-fury-over-refugee-sex-assaults-reaches-boiling-point

    One woman, naked, holding up sign: I am not fair game even if I am naked.

    Comments on blog: The naked chick is safe because she does not resemble a goat.

  • Mormaer

    lorac
    January 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    What I really believe at this point is that Hillary doesn’t believe in ANYTHING except her own ambition.

  • Hillary should be saying these things. 🙂

    https://youtu.be/AEAJrT8PeOo

  • lorac

    S
    in this same time frame I heard Hillary say “we should not prevent refugees from coming here because that “is not what we stand for and we are a country of immigrants”

    Remember when they kept misquoting Trump, saying “immigrant” instead of “illegal immigrant”?

    They’re playing the same word games now. Yes, we have been a country of immigrants – legal immigrants. But the absolute truth (especially until water-logged Kennedy’s 1965 change) is that we have based our immigration on people from similar cultures as the cultures that founded this country, western values, people seeking individual freedom, separation of church and state, etc.

    Hillary and her friends on both sides of the political divide are being deceptive. We have no history of welcoming in hordes of people who are so hugely different from us and who want to destroy our culture. Our history has been one of maintaining our culture.

    Hillary and her Obama friends would be the first to strongly object if hispanics were flooding Africa and trying to change their culture, or if Africans were flooding Asia doing the same.

    But they don’t care, they even are working towards, our culture being destroyed. Well, guess what, OUR American and western cultures have a right to be retained, just as much as anyone else. Perhaps even more so, as it is western culture that allowed us to evolve from the 5th century mentality that some people want to return to.

    Hillary putting Muslims over women is the last final straw. If she TRULY respected women, she would not be playing some political game.

    I am angry.

  • lorac

    VH
    this is my concern with Trump. If he hasn’t “matured” by this point in his life, I think it unwise to hope he will in the future.

    I guess I’m past this question. I’ve seen Trump now in different settings. He has more than one speed. He shows himself to be VERY mature and surprisingly knowledgable in interview settings.

    Is he wild and crazy in rallies? Yes. But that is the point of rallies – you get people stirred up, excited, you’re trying to get them invested and involved. Not much different than pep rallies in school – you’re getting people fired up for the game they are going to watch. That’s the whole point.

    I’d say he needs to get more mature in debates, but he is new to them and HAS shown growth. I don’t like the faces he makes and the occasional school boy pissing contest with Bush. But a lot more people seem to love that, than people like me who think it looks immature.

    So I don’t doubt that Trump has maturity – it’s TOTALLY clear in interviews. Anyway, that’s my take on that issue.

  • lorac

    Adrienne Childs has a review of what must now seem a bizarre collection of hagiographic artwork depicting the president as a saint, Christ-figure — complete with crown of thorns — and muscular boxer. The titles of the artwork speak for themselves: “Extraordinary”, “Dream Keeper”, “Want to Believe in the Power Of” and “Obama Dream”.

    This is so funny it’s not even funny. This person is clueless – so many people did not fall for that crap. We’re just invisible to this writer. No, it doesn’t JUST NOW seem bizarre. It was always obviously bizarre.

  • lorac

    Hillary stuck with Bill even after the serial philandering became public. I didn’t care much about politics back then, but always just figured each individual person has to decide the right course of action when their spouse has cheated.

    But.. now I’m wondering if there is a pattern.

    admin just brought up the guy in Iowa that Hillary supported, even though he betrayed her.

    Of course there is the sticking by Obama after ALL of his many betrayals of her. Not just sticking by him either, also BECOMING him.

    Is she attracted to men who betray her, is she drawn to them, does she feel a need to somehow stick with them to magically make them love her?

  • lorac

    I know, I know, what I just said is probably really sacraligious. Good thing I’m agnostic lol

  • VotingHillary

    lorac, I believe this is your red pill/blue pill movie..The Matrix.

  • lorac

    Mormaer
    One of Hillary’s problems is that she uses code-speak for Progressives and globalists. She and Bill’s language is so different from the 1990’s that it is jarring.

    We talk about Hillary changing, and I’m at the point of thinking she may not have changed at all, that a lot of it is words, whatever.

    But with Bill, he has a strong record of action, not just words. And I didn’t follow politics then, so I can’t go into any detail, but I’ve heard the last few years that he did a lot of things that started our descent into globalism. So maybe he hasn’t really changed either. I don’t know.

    But maybe all we think we “know” is based on words and narratives and talking points, but NOT on knowing what they were really doing. Or maybe the pretty shiny things distracted us and we couldn’t see it or know how it would affect the future. The point is, both Hillary and Bill could have been globalists all along.

  • gonzotx

    Lorac…

    Nafta…

  • lorac

    Mormaer
    What I really believe at this point is that Hillary doesn’t believe in ANYTHING except her own ambition.

    I think I got there today, Mormaer. Something about today’s essay.

    I used to tell people that Hillary was the last remaining true public servant. Obviously that’s not true now, she is totally exposed as the quintessential politician – but now I’m looking back and thinking she hasn’t changed, maybe even back in 2008 she was just a politician, following her own ambition. Maybe the women’s issue was just “handy” because she was a woman herself.

    I’m about 2 cm away from thinking that in all ways, Hillary has tricked us forever. That’s not so “terrible” in the world of politics (it’s terrible, but the norm in that world), but we believed in her. Yeah, I think it has always been about her and her ambitions.

    I’ve heard she stayed with Bill for her own political aspirations – I always dismissed it as republican crap – and I don’t know the truth – but it could be they were right.

  • Lu4PUMA

    I think most of our “elected” “representatives” have bought in to this “Globalization”, including the Clintons. They are all vying for a seat at the table and grabbing for loot. The thing is, most people believe that it is inevitable and better than what we have.

    The problem is, that what they are doing is not something better, just the same old story of world domination, by tyrants. The Clintons have been part of it since NAFTA, at least. But the elite who are trying to control the process, have become malignant and at the top of their power structure, you will find sociopaths. Their system breeds sociopathy and they are unfit to rule. And are incapable of realizing it.

    The current globalization is a failure and, if continued, will be a horror. Trump gets it. Hillary does not. He knows we are approaching a turning point, where the populous could wake up and restore Nationalism and end up a lot better off. What Trump has been doing is waking people up and all of his offensive behaviors are explained as such.

    We can try globalization again, later, in a manner that benefits the multitudes, instead of just the ruling few.

    Live and learn.

  • lorac

    VH- yes,that is absolutely it2 Thanks!

    I’ll watch it after I transfer it over to GoogleChrome.

    Maybe some of you techies can have an answer for me –

    I used to use IE for ages. Then it stopped showing me videos. Sometimes it was a grainy snow (like when tv channels used to go off the air at night), sometimes I could hear, but all I could see was a black screen with an “f” in it (for flash, I guess). I tried all I could think of, to no avail.

    So I switched to Firefox, eventually got used to it, and I could watch videos on blogs. So I’ve been happily on firefox for years now.

    Well, last week I stopped being able to see videos on firefox. Same problem, I can hear, but all I can see is a black screen with an “f”. The computer did a big update – coincidence? responsible? I don’t know. I deleted the adobe flash add on, but no change.

    Anyone know? I’d prefer to stay with firefox (it has that cute logo you know lol) AND be able to see videos.

  • jbstonesfan

    The article by administrator reflects a real possibility that Hillary may lose. Even my disturbing to me is if Hillary wins, is she the candidate most of us will still be happy with? I am not voting for any Republican candidate other than perhaps Trump, but I may just sit this one out. Again, Hillary may win without the white male vote as long as enough of the Obama coalition comes out in force for her.

  • Lu4PUMA

    lorac
    January 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm
    ———————————-

    I have not given up on Hillary. All I really know right now is that I want Trump for the GOP Candidate and Hillary for the Dimocrat Candidate. After that happens, we will hear what she really has to say. Will people believe her? Can I believe her?

    Trump is still the key. He has to wake the populous and provide them with an alternative. That is why I will be campaigning for him right now.

    The world is changing and 2016 will be a year of great upheaval. There are already riots in Europe and Iran and Saudi Arabia are escalating hostilities as the ME becomes an even hotter hell hole. The global financial system is crashing as all these elaborated, inflated fictionalizations unravel.

    The world may be a very different place by the time the Nominations are made. So what better conditions could you have for changing your position?

  • lorac

    wbbeoi – you mentioned a ways up thread about how parties go to the far side in the primaries, then move center in the general. I’m aware of this part, but – and you are way more observant of politics than I have been – I don’t think they go (in the dem example) so far left that they’re hanging onto the left cliff by their fingers.

    ie, I think she has gone faaaaar further than those before her before returning towards centrist. So far that it cannot be believable.

    Am I right, or are there others who have gone so far to the extreme and then come all the way back to center, and if so, have they won?

  • lorac

    Lu4PUMA
    The world may be a very different place by the time the Nominations are made. So what better conditions could you have for changing your position?

    I think you are referring to Hillary in the second sentence?

    I would still say, especially on one’s signature issue (women), that there shouldn’t HAVE to be a changing of position. And things are already bad enough now, IMO, to be speaking the truth.

    And, while you didn’t mean it this way, another way to read that sentence is to ask “what better cover could you have to change your failing positions…”

    And ultimately I believe, as I’ve been saying for a while, that Trump has picked up Hillary’s issues. If she reverts to center with her words, it will be Trump vs Trump (but hanging on to the desire for amnesty). I think he’ll win the contest he has been trumpeting all this time against the person who has been trumpeting the opposite for the last 7 years.

    People are way wiser now, huge numbers of people have caught onto the manipulation and lies of the media, and everyone is fed up with “politicians”.

    So Hillary changing positions under cover of even more Muslim atrocities will be seen by most (IMO) of just more politicking…. not a wise reaction to new events on the ground… especially since they’re NOT new, just always getting worse.. she’ll be seen as late to the party, copying the person who has been beating the drum for these issues for all this time, and trying to save her own a*s (again, IMO)

  • S

    gonzotx

    January 8, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    S
    *************************

    gonzotx…yes he would be walking on water : ) but the point is…that these are the issues he is talking about…that he has raised…that he would be willing to commit to…

    bottom line…he is a big picture leader…and self funded…

    i do not see anyone else that has the power to lead that way…

    *********************************************

    lorac…I agree with you…I have seen Trump on many speeds…he usually goes through his basic stories and talking points at his rallies and he likes to kid around and have fun…and get personal with his audience…

    however I have seen him get very serious…and very poignant…very sensitive and he has exposed his depth and how he spends time thinking about so many things…his understanding and encompassing of the big picture…

    and for me, I love his street smarts…I have mentioned this before…he reminds me of my father’s generation…salt of the earth…no BS men that had their hearts in the right place…they are not going to stand by and let foreign men come in and rape us…that is for sure…

    i think he likes to get down with the people but he will know when to modulate if and when he becomes president

  • S

    I just came from an Association meeting and one of the people there said she was listening to a speaker who said that by 2040 the USA will be a muslim country…

    I do not know that to be true…but letting in unvetted hundreds of thousand men who will seek to dominate our society and laws is not a gamble or a world i want to leave to future generations…and if it were to happen it would have been accomplished purposefully

  • lorac

    jbstones
    Hillary may win without the white male vote

    jb – I think you’re leaning too heavily on talking points on this issue. Hillary has lost more than the white male vote. For one thing, she has lost a lot of white females, well educated females at that…

    And Trump is attracting independents and lots of kinds of democrats. I truly don’t think that Trump is a republican. I think he is a pragmatist, a problem solver, not hindered by any political parties. He had to choose one to run of course. I could be projecting, but I think he is like how I have become – I’m more about issues and some fall on the right and some the left in terms of how I feel – I’m no longer an idealogue. Issues – not a stupid, cheating, lying political party (of either side)- are ultimately the point, aren’t they???

    Anyway, my point is that IMO Trump isn’t converting people to republicanism – whatever that means anymore anyway – he’s awakening them to see that they can support issues, ideas, and not have to try to walk a party line.

  • lorac

    S – she isn’t the only one saying that.

    They (the government) is bringing in huge numbers, their cultures breed huge families, men can have more than one wife (so only one is legal and the others get taxpayer funds for single mothers), and our system allows for EACH immigrant to bring in a prescribed but LARGE number of relatives here after they come.

    It must be stopped.

    Our culture deserves to be preserved.

  • lorac

    gonzo – nice to see you – I’ve spotted you here and there, but I think you’ve been busy. Happens to me, too – I always read, but sometimes I don’t have time to “talk” lol Good to know you’re “still in the fight”! 🙂

  • lorac

    I can’t believe I haven’t gotten creamed about my observation about Hillary and her seeming draw to men who have betrayed her….

  • lorac

    There is something I am sad about. I saw a great Hillary blog – no I won’t say which. After being PUMAs – STRONG PUMAs – they’ve resorted back to ideology, back to partisan allegiance, even when all that happened led most others to scorn the party system and want to be free to make their own decisions. But they’ve gone back to seemingly blind allegiance, back to the black and white political thinking, always to be the Hatfields and McCoys.

    There is no insight about how Hillary has changed. There is just an allegiance to Hillary the personality. They could do “Party Unity My A*S” and “county over party” in 2008 because that benefitted Hillary (theoretically anyway, as Hillary didn’t believe in that herself, putting party before country herself), but they can’t do “country over candidate, even if that candidate joined ‘enemy forces'”.

    I saw them rejoice at a photo of a short line of people waiting to get into a high school auditorium to see Hillary. Seemingly no insight whatsoever as to Trump’s ability to fill national football league stadiums.

    Certainly no insight that Hillary has become Obama, or that Trump has taken over her 2008 platform and supporters.

    I saw them pulling out the anti-Bundy stuff, when Bundy is only there to stand up for the actual person being hurt. Like they went right to the reflexive predictable dem talking points, without bothering to read what was actually happening. I’ve read a little about it, and apparently this other family has been very mistreated by the government who has stolen their lands, blocked access roads to their lands, and other things – trying to run them off so the government can own even more land in the west (they own the majority of the land in the west, already – why?). So I haven’t read everything there is to read on the subject, but I read enough to know that a typical reflexive dem talking point is not what truthseekers do. That’s what idealogues do.

    It fills me with such great sadness. At a time when so many (on both sides) are waking up to the fact that the party system is self-serving and that we the people have to join on issues we agree on, and the h*ll if it crosses party lines, these intelligent people fell right back to where they were before 2008 – reflexively responding, talking point parroting, idealogues. The biggest thing I learned after 2008 was that BOTH sides suck, POLITICIANS suck, and that we have to look at all candidates on both sides, and what they have stood for in the past. I learned the wisdom and need to do my own research, instead of being a partisan lemming.

  • wbboei

    The article by administrator reflects a real possibility that Hillary may lose. Even my disturbing to me is if Hillary wins, is she the candidate most of us will still be happy with? I am not voting for any Republican candidate other than perhaps Trump, but I may just sit this one out. Again, Hillary may win without the white male vote as long as enough of the Obama coalition comes out in force for her.
    ——–
    My concern is the ground game, specifically the cheating, and the archane electoral college.

  • lorac

    henry

    I switched and ditched before it was cool

    LOL Henry, good one, you crack me up!

  • holdthemaccountable

    Hot hot Twitter topic last 24 hours re Philly cop shot in name of Islam. Or not. Great backstory too. Prev mayor Nutter exec ordered Philly a sanctuary city I 20214. Rescinded order last month. New guy Kenney campaigned on restoring and he did. That part was not well-known. Until now. VIDEO.
    Philadelphia mayor: Attack on officer not linked to Islam
    Jan. 09, 2016 – 6:28 – Distinguished military theory professor Dr. Sebastian Gorka criticizes the city leader’s response, talks threats to U.S.
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4693125552001/philadelphia-mayor-attack-on-officer-not-linked-to-islam/

  • gonzotx

    Lorac…thanks, yes have been mucho busy, and too much Irish in me not to fight.

    I think the “wacking” may have subsided as Administrator has presented their case.

    Hard to give up on a dream.
    I will vote for Trump, and ye gads..who would have thought? Yes, he is vulgar and petulant…but he reads my mind on issues that matter so much to me. He may end up not true to his words..but that is the hand we have been dealt. I live in ultra liberal Austin and of course he will not do well here. A bit of blue in a sea of red…Deep in the heart of Texas…

    Remember the Alamo….

  • Lu4PUMA

    Saudi Arabia and Iran – It is all about the oil.

    Here is a excellent article that explains the Saudi/Iran conflict of oil fueled religion:

    https://theintercept.com/2016/01/06/one-map-that-explains-the-dangerous-saudi-iranian-conflict/

  • freespirit

    Lorac and Gonzotx, If by “whacking” from the (primarily) three of us here who haven’t jumped on the bash-the-hell-out-of-Hillary bandwagon here, I don’t really see that the “whacks” were much of a threat to begin with. We are pretty much outnumbered. Will be even more with Shadowfax and PM around even less, and of course, Moononpluto.

    As as Admin is concerned Gonzotx, I have the greatest respect for him/her and his/her analytical skills, writing ability, and political savvy. But, I have enough Irish in me not to relinquish ownership of my beliefs and opinions to anyone, even someone I admire.

    I agree with Admin and others here on a great many points. I have mentioned those with which I take issue until even I’m sick of hearing about them. I’m also sick of hearing every manner of insult slung at Hillary. Not that criticism is not deserved, but some tend to find fault with every word she says and every move she makes – all the while failing to nail Trump when he deserves it.

    Sequestering oneself with only likeminded people – with no one to offer a different opinion or way of interpreting events – can be quite limiting, but some prefer it to getting “whacked”. So let the “whacking subside”. The Alamo was defended by brave men – brave men who lost.

  • wbboei

    For Republicans, Mounting Fears of Lasting Split

    By PATRICK HEALY and JONATHAN MARTINJAN. 9, 2016 737 COMMENTS

    The Republican Party is facing a historic split over its fundamental principles and identity, as its once powerful establishment grapples with an eruption of class tensions, ethnic resentments and mistrust among working-class conservatives who are demanding a presidential nominee who represents their interests.

    At family dinners and New Year’s parties, in conference calls and at private lunches, longtime Republicans are expressing a growing fear that the coming election could be shattering for the party, or reshape it in ways that leave it unrecognizable.

    While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this race feels different, according to interviews with more than 50 Republican leaders, activists, donors and voters, from both elite circles and the grass roots.

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    “I haven’t seen this large of a division in my career,” said Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican first elected to Congress in 1982. “You probably have to go back to Ford versus Reagan in 1976. But that was only two people.”

    The issues animating grass-roots voters — opposition to immigration, worries about wages and discomfort with America’s fast-changing demographics — are diverging from and at times colliding with the Republican establishment’s interests in free trade, lower taxes, less regulation and openness to immigration.

    The divide was evident at a recent Greenville, S.C., gathering of bankers and lawyers, reliable Republicans who shared tea and pastries and their growing anxieties about where their party is going. In a meeting room near the wooded shore of Furman Lake, the group of mostly older white men expressed concern that their party was fracturing over free trade, immigration and Wall Street. And they worried that their candidates — mainstream conservatives like Jeb Bush — were losing.

    “It’s all really hard to believe that decades of Republican ideas are at risk,” said Barry Wynn, a prominent Bush donor at the meeting.

    The strains on Republicanism are driven home by scenes like the 1,500 people who waited two hours in 10-degree weather on Tuesday night to see Mr. Trump campaign in Claremont, N.H. And the 700 who jammed the student center of an Iowa Christian college the same evening to hear Mr. Cruz. These crowds were full of lunch-bucket conservatives who expressed frustration with the Republican gentry.

    “The Republican Party has never done anything for the working man like me, even though we’ve voted Republican for years,” said Leo Martin, a 62-year-old machinist from Newport, N.H., who attended Mr. Trump’s Claremont rally. “This election is the first in my life where we can change what it means to be a Republican.”

    This anger has transformed the quadrennial exercise of picking a Republican nominee into a referendum on the future of one of the country’s two enduring political parties. Patrick J. Buchanan, a Nixon and Reagan adviser who ran for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996 by stressing the economic and cultural concerns of working-class Americans, said these voters were roiling the party because they had “suffered long enough.”

    Mr. Buchanan cited years of job losses and wage stagnation that he blamed on free-trade deals and cheap labor from illegal immigrants, as well as hardships from foreign wars that have hit families whose children enlisted in hopes of better lives.

    “The chickens have come home to roost,” Mr. Buchanan said. “Putting the party back together again will be very hard after this nomination race. I think the party is going to shift against trade and interventionism, and become more nationalist and tribal and more about protecting the border.”

    Anger and alienation have been simmering in Republican ranks since the end of the George W. Bush administration, at first over policy and then more acutely over how the party should respond to the country’s changing demography. While party leaders like Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina say Republicans are in a “demographic death spiral” and will not survive unless they start appealing to Hispanics and young people, many voters see such statements as a capitulation. They hunger for an unapologetic brand of conservatism that would confront rather than acquiesce to the political establishment — sentiments that have been amplified by conservative talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and commentators like Ann Coulter, whose verbal broadsides influence the party’s agenda.

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    “I know Republicans who will support Hillary if Trump or Cruz is the nominee, no question,” Dick Thornburgh, an attorney general under the first President George Bush and a former Pennsylvania governor, said of Hillary Clinton. “Trump, especially, would split the party. But many will fall in line, seeing no choice.”

    Mr. McCain, the 2008 nominee, and Mr. Graham, who was a presidential candidate until last month, said they would honor the will of the voters and support any eventual nominee. But Mr. Graham said the severity and impact of the party split would ultimately depend on whether a Republican won the presidency.

    “If Trump or Cruz wins the White House, then my side of the party has to re-evaluate who we are, what we stand for, and I’d be willing to do that,” Mr. Graham said. “But if Trump or Cruz loses the presidency, would their supporters re-evaluate their views on immigration and other issues that would grow the party? If they do that, we can come back together. If they don’t, the party probably splits in a permanent way.”

    Other Republicans said they believed that Mr. Cruz, if he won the nomination, would be similar to the archconservative Barry Goldwater, who was nominated in 1964, and that the party would survive the experience.

    The presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, who has written biographies of some of the 20th century’s leading Republicans, said a nomination of Mr. Trump would represent “a hostile takeover” of the party, and make it more difficult for old-guard party leaders to suppress the passions of a more hard-core, anti-immigration, angry base.

    “The nativists aren’t going away,” Mr. Smith said. “They might, if anything, become more feverish.”

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    Some political leaders, eyeing the Republican split, are sensing opportunity. Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire media executive and former New York mayor, was intrigued enough by the prospect of Mr. Trump’s becoming the Republican standard-bearer that he commissioned a poll last month testing how he would fare against Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton, according to two sources close to Mr. Bloomberg. But he has often very publicly flirted with a run, savored the attention, then announced that he would not pursue the candidacy.

    Whatever Mr. Bloomberg decides, the election so far has been upended by voters who live far from his world and, for the first time in years, feel as if their voices are being heard. Dave Conger, 60, a salesman who showed up at a Cruz campaign stop last week with a Cruz pin on his chest, said he had worked to elect both President George W. Bush and his father, but “was told a lot of things and nothing ever happened.”

    He added, “This time I’m actually hearing somebody who’s telling me the truth; they’re actually going to go in and do something they say they’re going to do.”

  • Shadowfax

    freespirit
    January 9, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    ———
    To be honest, I haven’t been reading much of the blog as time goes on…just because I disagree with most of the comments. I do pay attention to some and if kicking you, PM, Southern and Moon off of a Hillary website is the goal…then I am effin’ ready to fight.

    Ignoring is one thing,
    scowling is another avenue but letting some that have decided to speak for all of us is not gonna happen.

    Admin may be voting for Trump now, but until he or she turns this blog into Trumpis45, damn if I will let others think they have chased all of us off of the blog or speak for us.

    The Hell with that!!

  • Shadowfax

    Since there have been comments about being Irish lately, I am 50% Irish and I have NEVER let anyone think for me.

    I am intelligent, do not stick my effin’ head in the sand and let my hormones control my voting.

  • Outris

    Shadow,

    I think Admin is simply stating her/his case as succinctly as can be:

    “Hillary Clinton supporters likewise are upset that we are not serving Clinton kool-aid and instead writing analysis that is so obvious to all but those who refuse to acknowledge reality and prefer to spin themselves into oblivion.

    Here’s some truth for you baby. A lot of Hillary Clinton supporters call Trump disgusting and boorish and a clown. Ask yourself baby, if Trump is so disgusting, boorish, and clownish shouldn’t Hillary2016 be able to stomp Trump out with a feather? If Trump is such a horror shouldn’t Hillary be able to schlong Trump.”

    That’s not trying to kick anyone off the site. Its just the truth.

  • freespirit

    Outris I don’t know what your gender is, but referring to another member of this blog as “baby” is not ok regardless.

    I don’t know who the hell is upset about “Clinton kook” not being served here. Shadow has never suggested those expectations, nor have I. As with many people who can only see life and politics in shades of black and white, your reasoning leaves something to be desired.

    And heres some freaking truth for you, baby. If it follows that Hillary 2016 should be able to “stomp” Trump because of the qualities you mentioned – thus proof that he does not posses those qualities since she has not been able to do so, then I guess according to your formula, Barrack was not a sleazy, crooked, sexist, racist liar in 2008, since Hillary 2008 did not “stomp” him.

    Get a fu@#ing clue, BABY!

  • freespirit

    Damn autocorrect – above: “Clinton Kool-aid” Baby

  • freespirit

    I know what you’re saying, Shadow.

  • wbboei

    freespirit
    January 9, 2016 at 9:35 pm
    ——
    OMG Free—try Occums razor

    Q: don’t you think it comes down to this: if you support Obama’s policies, then you must per force support Hillary, because she has embraced them and in some cases like promoting this illegal immigration gone beyond them–she says she would go further. Conversely, if you do not support Obama’s policies, then support someone who agrees with you. Seems pretty simple to me. It is policy driven. What you perceive as Hillary hate here is not that, it is profound disappointment among us–her supporters in exile, to see her betray what we believed she was. Maybe we were the ones who were naive–we meaning me. That is one I have to live with. But I do think that fall she took made a difference, and anyone who tells you otherwise is fucking clueless. That comes from insiders.

  • Shadowfax

    I do not agree with anyone running for President, no matter how good they are, there are things I disagree with.

    I have never agreed with Hillary on immigration, yet I also do not agree with Trump either. I like the fence, yet like all the good things Trump talks about, he takes it into the state of wacko.

    If you don’t like Hillary, that’s your business. If you don’t like a blogger that still likes Hillary, if it’s me, or it’s one of the few survivors here…I am not going to just shut the eff up and join the Trump bandwagon, nor will Free, PM, Moon or others.

    So just knock off the insults that your decision is superior to ours.

  • wbboei

    Shadow, you own your vote.

    Far be it from me to suggest otherwise.

    There is no micro aggression here.

    Based on what we have been through with Obama

    I think we have to be very focused on policies

    I just think that is prudent.

    The political reasons for supporting his positions may be political.

    I do not care about that.

    Once a position is taken—a promise made is a debt unpaid.

    It comes back to the simple question: change? or stay the course?

  • Shadowfax

    Wbb

    I have always respected you as a person because you state how YOU feel without trying to speak for me.

    Yet, in my less than humble opinion the decision to believe that somehow Hillary has become the stupid, lazy ass, inexperienced, egotistical moron that Obama is…I find absurd. We don’t need to start at square on and talk about all the obama policies Hillary has agreed to, my eyes and ears have been open.

    You vote for Trump for your own reasons, I am fine with that.

    It would be appreciated if you give those of us that still support Hillary the same intellectual respect.

  • Shadowfax

    *square one

  • wbboei

    If you don’t like Hillary, that’s your business. If you don’t like a blogger that still likes Hillary, if it’s me, or it’s one of the few survivors here…
    ——-
    No. That is not what this is about. This is about a policy disagreement between those who felt she should have rejected Obama’s disasterous policies and listened to Admin instead of Brooklyn, and those who just believe in Hillary. The latter are in good company. I think it was Commodore Steven Decateur, hero of the war of 1812 who said: my country. May she always be right. But right or wrong, my country. It is a respectable position, just not one I happen to agree with. I think the ship of state is listing badly, the pumps are not working, the water is over the gunwales, and I think we need to do something different.

  • freespirit

    wbb, thanks for your attempts to enlighten me. Be assured that your frustration is absolutely no greater than mine.

  • Shadowfax

    Wbb

    “and I think we need to do something different.”

    ———

    I am placing my bet on the direction Hillary will lead our country, when she is at the helm…rather than watch Trump, a man I do not trust, take us into more dangerous waters because he is convinced he knows what’s best without international experience.

    Trump’s ego and temper worry me the most.

  • Shadowfax

    ((Free))

  • Outris

    Free, I don’t what your gender is either, nor does it matter, but if you have a problem with BABY, then direct your anger at Admin, not me.

    I simply cut/pasted Admin’s “baby” comments from his/her original post above. Notice the quotes around my posting before you spout off.

  • wbboei

    Look guys. I am not the delphic oracle here. I am as likely to be wrong as anyone else. But I will tell you this much. I feel very threatened by everything I see coming out of the political class today, they are orders of magnitude worse than their predecessors, and I am willing to assume the risk chasing the money changer from the temple, rather than sitting back and allowing them to boil the frog.

    I think the insights we are getting from mormaer and admin are brilliant. And as Kissinger said, they have the added advantage of being true.

  • Shadowfax

    Outris

    I have a question for you.

    When you quote something that Admin says, that you think is opposite what one of the bloggers thinks…what is your purpose of doing that?

    Do you think possibly that Admin is attacking all Hillary supporters? That anyone that doesn’t follow the Trump bandwagon is wasting their vote?

  • Shadowfax

    Wbb

    Look guys. I am not the delphic oracle here. — I got a good chuckle out of that one. 😉

    I admire Admin and pay attention to Mormaer too…but I still think for myself. I don’t always agree with Admin, nor does Admin always agree with me. That’s okay, we are not the same person.

  • Outris

    In fact, my entire post with the exception of my first line, were quotes from Admin,including the one about Clinton Kool-Aid (paragraph 3 and paragraph 5) I find Admins comments to be most enlightening, which is why I quoted them directly. If you have a beef, take it up with Admin.

  • Shadowfax

    As much as I agree that the Hillary 2016 campaign has stunk so far, I actually like that Hillary is not taking Trump’s bait right now.

    Wait until she sees if he is her opponent in the General…don’t take it down to a cat fight for tv, outshine him with her knowledge and wit and let him unravel. I think Trump is his own worst enemy.

    Down and dirty might not be his best plan. Honesty and good ideas will win the majority. He is missing the boat on this, and it might be his downfall.

    Sure we are all pist off…we want a fighter. But, we also want a good leader not some hothead that ticks people off.

    If he got his personality in check, he would have a much better chance against Hillary.

  • wbboei

    Cost claims what brought us to this winter of discontent was a change in the rules for nominating presidents which came about in the democratic party convention of 1968. Prior to that time, party bosses across the country selected candidates. After that time, we came up with this process of primaries or causcuses whereby the voters in the first case and party activists in the second made the call. To maintain some semblance of control super delegates were also created. The Republicans did the same, except they did not adopt the superdelegate check and balance. At that point, in order to move the voters to the desired result they hired armies of consultants who used all the tricks of, frankly the nazi party in Germany, meaning fear and greed to maneuver/manipulate voters to the desired result, and they rigged the primaries so some were winner take all and others were propotionate voting and, of course, they got big media into the manipulation process. The result? Lies, damned lies and statics, meaning punch polling and assholes like the one at CNN. The problem–and that kling kling bird on top of the dingy dingy tree—the brilliant Fernadez puts his finger on it–the lies became transparent, trust was lost, the promises made in campaigns were repudiated, and the internet gave us the real story. The spin no longer worked. And on top of all that, globalization—and a response never seen before. In all prior cases, when change was necessary, the formula involved compensating the losers, whereas now we have 93 million American citizens not working and 17% of the jobs are held by immigants, and the political class—including Hillary want more and more and more immigration. To me this seems like a big sell out, and I cannot support any of it.

  • Outris

    Shadow, I’m simply pointing out that I agree Admins analysis. No more, no less. What you infer from his/her statements is yours decision.

  • wbboei

    I do not know where the rest of the country’s heads are at, but for me the largest issue we have is immigration. That is the alpha and the omega.

  • wbboei

    When we plan we look at three things:

    The short term

    The intermediate term

    The long term

    Illegal immigration adversely affects all three.

    The short term impact: diapers and dollars

    The intermediate term: collapse of our safety nets.

    The long term: Sharia law competes with civil law for dominance.

    In the old days, we relied on assimilation.

    Given the rate of illegal immigration, the creation of barrios, GOOD FUCKING LUCK WITH THAT ONE.

    Also, there is the second generation becomes radical—so often.

  • Shadowfax

    Outris
    January 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    Shadow, I’m simply pointing out that I agree Admins analysis. No more, no less.

    ———–
    Good to know.

  • freespirit

    Point taken, Outris, altho Admin was addressing the group, which is different from directing a comment to a specific person, imp. Don’t appreciate the “spout off” characterization, but whatever.

  • freespirit

    Not calling you and “Imp”. Meant to type “IMO” My dog slammed laptop as I was typing.

  • lorac

    Whoa. My head is spinning. Some members of the blog are basically saying people want them off the blog/are trying to kick them off the blog. I’ve read today’s comments 3x – I can’t find ANY where that this has been said. I think maybe this is people’s worry and somehow today someone interpreted some comment as indicating that and others joined in as though it is fact….?

    And someone mentioned someone’s use of the word “whack” – it seems to have been interpreted to mean that some people’s goal is to whack Hillary supporters on the blog….? I never interpreted it that way, and rereading it again several times, it could also conceivably be interpreted to mean whacking the opposite direction. Perhaps the meaning needs to be explained instead of people making assumptions.

    Maybe I’m a total dunce, but I’ve never seen anything here but people wanting everyone to stay, despite different takes on things. We’ve always been able to discuss things here. And I can’t see anything today (IMO) to justify an interpretation that people are trying to force others off the blog.

    I know it’s hard to be in the minority. Perhaps when people state opposite opinions from the majority standpoint it’s easy for the minority to feel it’s personal, even when it’s not..? Could that maybe be….?

    My feeling (and I’m not saying this sarcastically) is that something was misinterpreted and suddenly a whirlwind appeared of certainty that people are trying to force others off. It’s like it suddenly became fact, based simply on an original misinterpretation.

    Please, I hope people re-read today’s exchanges to see if maybe this might be true…..

  • lorac

    I’m finding today’s thread to be so distressing.

    As I’ve said before and I think we all know inside, we’re all sisters and brothers from our PUMA background. We have ALL LOVED Hillary. Certainly I can’t speak for everyone else, but IMO I’m certain that no one here hates Hillary. Comments are all about policies.

    The furthest personal it gets is that people mention feeling disappointments, feeling betrayed, feeling tricked, but not hatred. You’d never see someone here using the word “cankles”, etc. I look at republican blogs. THERE is hatred. The ultra-religious of them actually think she is satan.

    Just as some people are frustrated because they love Hillary and think the real Hillary will return (and thankfully they have stuck around even though it must be tough to be a minority here), others here are working through frustrations about not only the different policies she is supporting, but trying to work through if Hillary was really what we thought in 2008 (but I know the current Hillary supporters are also trying to work through what her support of Obama’s policies means, so I’m not trying to say they are blindly supportive).

    So many people trying to work through a lot of substantial issues and the emotions attached because we all came from the same place of love of Hillary – it’s tough. And I know it has to be tough to be in the minority. It’s true I am wondering today if a lot of what is said by Trump supporters is mistakenly taken personally by Hillary supporters (It’s just an observational hypothesis, I’m not trying to throw mud, I’m just trying to figure out what happened today because it distresses me).

    Maybe we in the majority need to go out of our way to somehow make it clear that we are not attacking our Hillary supporting friends here personally when we post certain things. Not because it’s our duty, but because there are more of us and perhaps it can seem overwhelming. I don’t know.

    I just know what happened today is not characteristic of us. And it can’t go on – people will leave. And I honestly don’t believe that is anyone’s goal. We all have the same goal of wanting to save America from what Bush and Obama have done. We just disagree on how to do that, who would be most likely to do that, etc. I don’t believe any of this is personal, but somehow we have to find a way so that we all know that…. We ARE family here.

  • S

    frankly I have never heard anyone here call Hillary a ” the stupid, lazy ass, inexperienced”

    …instead what I am hearing and reading are people freely expressing their observations and opinions in an open forum that will not being cornered into being “politically correct”…and for that I am grateful to have a place where people can let out what they are thinking rather than be afraid to do so…

    I hear many people expressing disappointment and disagreement with the changes and the direction Hillary is telling us she is going in…

    for me, the very bottom line are her stands…and the current Democratic Party’s position on immigration and the refugee/muslim issue…

    I believe Hillary is trying to manipulate and silence people under the guise of this continual “this is not who we are…we are a country of immigrants” “don’t say anything critical of muslims because you will help them recurit more terrorists”

    I find that dishonest…and I do not support that thinking or position…period

    imho…anyone here is free to vote for whoever they want and say anything they want…but that goes for everyone, including people who are seeing things in a much different way than 2008…no one is telling “Hillary supporters” to do anything…

    in fact, many of us still support and love Hillary…and Bill…however because this is a different time and Hillary’s positions have changed so drastically some of us believe her time to be President was stolen and she might not really be the right person at this time…the times have changed and she has changed

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/265277-clintons-gamble-on-muslims

    Clinton’s gamble on Muslims

    snip

    “You know one of the reasons I’ve reacted so negatively to what I hear coming from the other side is not only what they are saying about Muslims is wrong and shameful, it’s dangerous,” she said at a campaign stop in Iowa this week. “Basically, they’re saying, ‘We don’t want your help stopping these terrorists, we want to treat you like you don’t belong here.’” (this is BS…what are we 5 year olds)

    Former President Bill Clinton is also raising the issue as he hits the stump, citing examples of hard-working Muslims who make the nation better to highlight calls for a more inclusive nation. (no one is disagreeing with the truth of hard working good peaceful muslims…that is not the issue)

    Clinton campaign aides believe hitting Republicans for their rhetoric will resonate with Democratic voters and a general election audience. (for me, this is part of the problem with where the Democratic party is now)

    They say that Clinton intends to argue in the general that the GOP’s stance is making the country less safe and hurting key U.S. relationships in the war on terror. (more BS)

    snip

    “Middle America is terrified of terrorism and would err on the side of strength rather than ‘Are we going to offend people?’ said Tobe Berkovitz, a professor of communications at Boston University who specializes in political communication. “People are increasingly more worried of stopping that person than offending that person.”

    (duh, yes more worried about protecting their family than offending a terrorist trying to game our pathetic system to get into the USA and then we pay for their stay here)

    Julian Zelizer, a professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, agreed, saying it’s an argument that Clinton “hopes will be more appealing” after some sense of the recent terror crises diminish. (another big mistake…the terror is going to increase not diminish)

    But Zelizer concluded that it is a “difficult argument to make compared to the more polemical claims of many Republicans.”

    One former aide to Clinton from her State Department days emphasized Clinton is personally invested in the issue because of her experiences. She believes her record at State undid “damage that the Bush administration did in terms of the perception of the United States in Muslim majority countries around the world,” the aide said.

    Lately, Republicans are “bringing back those dark days where the average 14-year-old in the Gulf or Maghreb assumes we hate him or her.” (more zibberish)

    Team Clinton also thinks they will prevail in the argument in the end because of recent polls that show that the public trusts the Democratic frontrunner on national security issues more than any other Republican.

    In the Iowa speech earlier this week, Clinton continued to make her point: “We need to have the kind of cooperation that will enable us to prevent attacks that’s why we all need to be united not divided to deal with the terrorist threat,” she said.

    **************************************************

    I find the “logic” above foolish…as Lorac and I both have said…no one is talking about “legal immigration” or “all muslims are bad” however that is the claim of Hillary and the Dems…

    (our) policy differences with Hillary are based on “illegal immigration” and “radical islamic terrorits” which the Dems cannot even say and would rather continue to let unvetted questionable men into our country so we won’t offend anyone, and by implication leave ourselves wide open for the so called “bad muslims” to take advantage of our not “offending” them and walk the hell right in to dominate us…

    no thanks…I do not want FOUR MORE YEARS of this policy…from Hillary or anyone else…period

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  • gonzotx

    Freespirit,

    Not only did you misconstrued something I said, which has nothing to do with you or those of you who feel offended by any comment not supporting Hillary, but you are clearly out of control.Seems you Hillary defenders are looking for a fight. Chill out, no one is looking to run you off…I could care less actually.
    Feel free to drink the kool-aid…
    Apparently Jedi mind tricks are part and parcel.

  • lorac

    Shadow
    His wanting to kick out hecklers in one of his last gatherings was fine, but wanting these people to be sent out of the room, and to not give them their coats in December, was on the Trump wacky side to me. He always carries things too darn far for my taste.

    I hesitate to post anything right now because I don’t want to be misinterpreted (no not specifically you or anyone Shadow, just in general), but here goes.

    Shadow, I truly think everyone understood this to be a joke, including the people escorting the hecklers out. Besides being cruel, I imagine that refusing to give someone their coat (or taking it off of them so they’d have to go out in the cold without it) would be a crime. A coat is private property.

    You were (IMO) open to Trump until he started criticizing Hillary. I’m wondering now if you are so angry at him that you’re missing his humor? Because I honestly don’t think anyone took him seriously*.

    *although I heard that some democratic ideologues on a talk show were acting like it was real so they could scoff at him

  • lorac

    But I do think that fall she took made a difference, and anyone who tells you otherwise is fucking clueless. That comes from insiders.

    wbboei – at first I thought you meant the figurative fall – the “dive” (like a boxer intentionally losing) when she said she would fight and then she didn’t.

    But I realize now you meant the physical fall. I understand it could have affected her health – but how would it make someone change their political outlook/beliefs?

    I did read that in the emails, Huma wrote to someone that Hillary has some resultant mental issues – I can’t remember – was it memory, or mood, or ??? What was it?

    But I am curious what you have heard about the fall and its connection to her political stances…

  • holdthemaccountable

    It’s not like American Muslims have been terribly polite. This was really sneaky. Even I had forgotten it happened.

    Radical Islam Joins the DNC
    By: Breeanne Howe (Diary) | August 21st, 2012

    Starting at the end of this month the Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam. 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political. “Jumah at the DNC” begins August 29 and will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer followed by other unnamed programs and events, leading up to the Islamic Regal Banquet. The following day will be an all day Islamic Cultural and Fun Fest which will include discussions on the topics of Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act and more. The purpose, according to BIMA, is to attract national and international attention to the plight of American Muslims and to hold political parties accountable for issues that affect them. However, not all Muslims feel that BIMA represents them and M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D., Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has expressed serious concerns.
    snip
    http://www.redstate.com/2012/08/21/radical-islam-joins-the-dnc/

    That is not to say I forgot about the live on TV 3 votes needed fiasco needed to restore the words God and Jerusalem to the DNC platform. Someone noticed the surreptitious removal of the words. And made a political stink. Perhaps it was Romney and Ryan. I happened to be watching. The Muslim reaction was intense, ugly.

    So there is this, which you probably do remember.
    Amidst Boos And Multiple Votes, DNC Reverses Position And Reinstates Jerusalem – YouTube

    But it was DNC that got these Muslims to Charlotte. 2012.

  • lorac

    As with many people across the country for a long time, I don’t like how politicians present a certain acceptable “face” and you never know what they’re really like. That’s one thing that many people find refreshing about Trump. He sure seems like a “what you see is what you get” kind of person.

    I’ve figured out that if I want a politician who totally represents what I believe and want, I’d have to run for office myself. So I think we all overlook some things because our chosen candidate *best* represents what we want, even if not totally.

    Because of how Hillary has changed, I think a lot of us are reevaluating the past. For my part, I’m remembering things about Hillary that I have overlooked (and before anyone gets upset, yes, there are things about Trump that I overlook because I think he *best* represents what I want).

    But I have always heard that Hillary has a “sailor’s mouth”, and that she can be quite critical and even mean to some of her workers. (However, I did read an article about a year into her time at State that the employees liked the positive change in atmosphere she brought.)

    I have also always heard that she “went after” Bill’s women, the ones who accused him of making sexual advances. I can see that this is also something I apparently wrote off. And really, I shouldn’t have.

    Anyway, my point is, that while Hillary may seem like “the respectable person”, she is also a politician, and she presents a certain controlled face to us. Trump, by presenting a more honest face, may seem “not respectable” by some.

    I just value honesty more than a superficial presentation. I think what we have with Trump is incredibly rare in politics. But it allows me to freely see what I don’t particularly care for about him, and to feel more trust that what I like is real.

    I say all this because some seem to imagine that Hillary will be a polished, professional face in a debate, and Trump will be brash, wild, and uncontrolled. Hillary will therefore win by appearing to be the “grown-up” one.

    I don’t know how the debates will come off. It will be interesting. But I do know that Trump has a lot of goods on Hillary that will likely piss her off, and she may lose her composure.

    A big one is the women’s issue. I do think he has her in a corner, or as admin pointed out, she has put herself there. I don’t believe she is “not taking Trump’s bait”. I think his initial response to her calling him sexist has made her back off, because he has ammo (that all can see) that he can unload on her, and she knows it.

    If she goes there and he unloads, I don’t know that she will be able to maintain her composure. And that’s just one issue. So, yes, I think the debates will be interesting. I don’t think it’s going to be so simple as “Hillary looking presidential” and “Trump looking like a fool”.

    She’s given him plenty of ammo, and he is spouting (other than immigration) a lot of her positions from 2008. So anyone who thinks she is presenting “the truth” and “valid positions” must no longer like the Hillary of 2008, because she ceded a lot of that to Trump.

  • wbboei

    lorac
    January 10, 2016 at 8:18 am
    ——-
    This was reported back to me by people with inside knowledge at the time it happened—and when she went on the book tour and had a hard time answering questions, which was the opposite of what we saw in 2008. Insiders have known this from some time, Trump knows and is alluded to it, I suspect a number of people in Washington know it, but Washington is democrat town, and if an outsider wins it will be bad for the town, and for the Harvard trained parasites who need big government to survive. Now even Ed Klein is talking about it in a recent interview, and claims to have sources. If partisans say this now, you can dismiss it. If conspiracy nuts float it out, forgettaboutit. But when insiders say this, even before she decides to run for office, that is another. I am not saying there is conclusive proof, just probable cause to believe, and when the doctor says she is a picture of health, as I am quite sure he will, there is reason to be skeptical.

  • wbboei

    What this tells me is the whole idea of bringing millions of Muslims into this country has nothing to do with what is right. It is a campaign strategy designed to build an anti white anti christian anti constitutional element into this country, who will vote solidly democrat, just like the blacks. And if that means American citizens must be raped and killed in the name of Allah, it is a small price to pay for giving the democratic party a permanent lease on power, and anyone who objects is, ipso facto, a racist, nativist, muslim hating, bigot. That is the new democrat party for you.

  • wbboei

    but how would it make someone change their political outlook/beliefs?
    ———
    It COULD make them more susceptible to undue influence.

  • lorac

    holdem –

    I remember reading about that happening, but I had no idea it was led by Muslims. And to read now that the dems are starting their conference with Muslims, and wanting to talk about protecting Muslims?

    Why are they so crazy? It has to be about money, or something worse. This has to be nipped in the bud.

    And wow – first trying to take Christianity and Judaism (the combined tradition which our country is based on) out of the platform, and now a few years later, having a Muslim fest?

    We are in serious trouble. No dems until major changes have happened in that party, IMO.

  • wbboei

    freespirit
    January 10, 2016 at 12:52 am
    Not calling you and “Imp”. Meant to type “IMO” My dog slammed laptop as I was typing.
    ———
    How are we to take that?

    This slamming the lap top stuff.

    Non verbal behavior.

    Was the dog saying here here?

    Or was the dog saying I cannot go along with that?

    Or was the dog saying stop messing around with that contraption its time for a poddy break?

    It has been my experience that, with certain exceptions, dogs know best.

    The trick is to figure out that they are saying.

  • lorac

    holdem’s cited article
    Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA)

    I remember Obama once saying that Muslims had a big part in founding our nation, or some such nonsense. And that we had the biggest Muslim population outside of Muslim countries (another untruth).

    But now they’re indigenous????? What in the world are they talking about?!!

    No human is indigenous to America – to any part of the Americas. People are only indigenous to Africa.

    I’m sorry, but my former party has gone crazy, and must be stopped, if our country is to survive.

    Why don’t they start the convention with (PM317’s) Indian culture? Why don’t they start it with Chinese culture – or Filipino – there are many, many Filipinos here.

    This is because of Obama.

    And Hillary is part of it.

  • wbboei

    This is how the political class thinks—about us:

    The Dog & The Perfume Bottle
    Posted on February 24, 2010 by Malcolm Farley
    1 Votes

    VIII. The Dog & The Perfume Bottle
    (a free translation)

    “My beautiful dog, my good little doggy, my pooch, come here and breath in the wonderful cologne I’ve just bought at the best perfume shop in town.”

    And the dog, while wagging his tale—a gesture, I believe, that corresponds to laughter and smiles among these poor creatures—ran up and stuck his moist nose with curiosity into the unstoppered bottle. Recoiling suddenly with fear, however, he barked at me as if in reproach.

    “Ah! miserable dog, if I’d offered you a package of excrement, you’d have sniffed it with pleasure. You might have devoured it. So, dog—my sad life’s undeserving companion—you resemble the public that one must never exasperate with delicate perfumes. Better, instead, to offer them carefully chosen manure.”

    From Le Spleen de Paris,
    Charles Baudelaire

  • Lu4PUMA

    Islamic beliefs on women are outrageously offensive to me. Sharia Law is horrifying to me. So, they cannot be “offended”? WTF? If you have a religion that involves castration, dismemberment, decapitation, condones rape and cruel and other sorts of cruel and unusual punishment, you need to get used to your victims objecting.

  • wbboei

    I remember Obama once saying that Muslims had a big part in founding our nation
    ————
    A REALLY big part.

    Historians have just discovered that Washington, Jefferson, Madison were all practicing Muslims.

    The just kept it in the closet, because there was no big media beloved messiah to liberate them.

    This secret made it very difficult for Jefferson to dispatch troops against the Barbary pirates.

    Our first black president has re written history.

    Next year it will be part of the common core curriculum.

  • lorac

    wbboei – 9:19 – LOL

    And thanks for your input on the Hillary falling thing. Although she threw in with Obama before the fall, but yes, maybe it made it easier for them to twist her. And it’s alarming, because Hillary will always have a spot in my heart, and I don’t like to think of her as ill. And just as I’m hoping Trump will win by a landslide, I don’t like the thought of how it will affect her.

    I did just read an article (I closed the link, can’t remember where it was) that said that an MD personality (Dr. Oz? – I’ve heard the name, I think he might be one of those people who no longer practices) has read Hillary’s MD’s statement about her health, which apparently includes her medications. He stated several times that he doesn’t feel, based on the medications (saying they are old school), that she is receiving the quality of care she should be.

    I don’t know where that MD statement is, but if Tony MD ever sees it, maybe he can give us his thoughts on what this Dr. Oz is saying.

  • wbboei

    Lu4PUMA
    January 10, 2016 at 9:30 am
    Islamic beliefs on women are outrageously offensive to me. Sharia Law is horrifying to me. So, they cannot be “offended”? WTF? If you have a religion that involves castration, dismemberment, decapitation, condones rape and cruel and other sorts of cruel and unusual punishment, you need to get used to your victims objecting.
    ——————–
    Come on Lu, this does not matter.

    What matters is for democrats to win elections.

    Throughout history, there has been a tendency for people with power and influence to “look the other way” when an individual or group who serves their interests presents a clear and present danger to others. And when they are forced to condemn them, they are the last to do so.

    Thus, it is hardly surprising that the elites of the democrat party would encourage illegal immigration from an ISIS infested region despite warnings from the head of the FBI that we cannot vet all of them. The only hope is that whatever acts of terrorism ensue from this wilful blindness are visited upon the elites and their families who invited them in rather than on innocent victims. There are degrees of culpability here. Better the mayor of San Francisco face that music than the innocent young lady who was murdered by an illegal in that sanctuary city. He deserves it. She did not.

  • lorac

    holdem – when I said that I remembered how the DNC tried to take that stuff out of the platform, what I meant was that I forgot lol I forgot, then I remembered when you brought it up. So thanks for bringing it up. It’s an important thing to remember.

  • holdthemaccountable

    lorac January 10, 2016 at 9:15 am holdem –
    ————
    The fest known as Jumah was held Aug 29 – 30th 2012.
    The convention followed: September 4–September 6, 2012
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Democratic_National_Convention

    The vote to reinsert the two Christian words came on Sept 5th:
    “Platform vote and controversy[edit]

    The original 2012 party platform caused controversy after it was written, because the typical invocations and references to God and God-given rights were omitted, and language affirming the role of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was removed. On Wednesday, September 5, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland introduced an amendment on the floor of the convention to reinsert language invoking God and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa put the amendment to a voice vote requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. After the first vote was indecisive, Villaraigosa called for a second vote, which was again met with an equal volume of “ayes” and “nos”. A woman standing to his left said, “You’ve got to rule, and then you’ve got to let them do what they’re gonna do.” Villaraigosa called a third vote with the same result. Villaraigosa then declared the amendment passed, causing an eruption of boos on the floor.[33]”

  • holdthemaccountable

    And when you think about it, the Democrats partied with the Muslims before they partied with the illegals: Pelosi’s tweeted announcement 2013 when WWII vet Honor Flight personnel were dissuaded from visiting their open air memorial at the same National Park where this occurred.

    – 8 Oct 2013 http://twitter.com/nancypelosi/status/387705744176316416
    Today I joined @HouseDemocrats at #CaminoAmericano on National Mall to say: #TimeIsNow to pass #immigration reform.
    I cannot believe the link above still works. I have used it many many times.
    Think it was exact time of Cruz’s Ham and eggs which I am glad he did. Am not knocking him.

    One more thing. A followup to something I did mention yesterday: holdthemaccountable January 9, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    ————
    Early morning news aired that new mayor Jim Kenney has visited with a muslim group [ announced before Officer Hartnett was shot 11 – 13 times of course ] and told them that America’s freedoms do mean that citizens are allowed to be “ignorant, rude & hateful”

    The best thing about that crime is that Officer Hartnett is a really cool guy. Young, 5 yrs on force, called in his own “Officer shot” info, then exited his car chasing perp… shot him in the BUTT!

    Right arm took 3 bullets, lots of nerve damage they say, bones broken. Perp ran some further, but his freedom was very short-lived.

    Bottom line for us: Perp said he did it in name of Muslim. Mayor is saying he didn’t.
    And nobody in DC or fourth estate is talking about lots of other causes:
    Cambridge stupidly
    If I had son,
    dispatching SharptonHolder 2 Ferguson
    cop brutality videos aired 24/7 on every channel
    BlackLivesMatter

    ppl on twitter know, tho.
    And I do kind of think Dems must be desperate to be pushing these tp.

  • wbboei

    I love watching Donald offend our betters who get so worked up about him that they spill a spoonful of caviar from their elite mouths in the snow in Burlington Vermont where St. Bernard, now a national icon, and Albert Schweitzer impersonator was mayor. This is it– I-T it! Enough of this . . sacrilege from this billionaire heathen who refuses to give us Harvard people the respect we deserve. A socialist member of the city council gets the bums rush, and tells local media that she–a known gas bag–is flabbergasted that he will not admit people who just came here to listen. Shor nuff. She simply wanted to listen. My ass. But the high point of the evening was when he said this is for my supporters (the introductory speaker went on too long-(-when I was doing that shit, I followed the rule, it does not matter what you say, just introduce the guest of honor and get off the podium fast, the audience is already warmed up, they came to hear the politician not you) but when Donald finally got on stage they escorted a protester who was there to disrupt the meeting, and his way out the door Donald told the prick, its 10 degrees outside, we will keep your coat and mail it to you. As Jazz points out, Donald will not win Vermont, and even if he did it is only 3 votes, rather the whole purpose of this exercise was to demonstrate that he is willing to invade enemy territory when necessary to sell his message. It shows that he, unlike Romney, has cajones.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/08/trump-invades-bernie-sanders-home-turf/?utm_source=hadaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

  • indigogrrl

    this bull crap going around about Trump’s speeches using hypnotic techniques is just a back door way of calling his supporters dumb AND comparing him to Hitler. I predict there will be some “serious” academicians pushing this on MSM very soon.

  • Lu4PUMA

    I do not know if anyone here know how to get that video I posted a link to above, but FB seems to be taking it down so it may disappear.

  • wbboei

    The other thing to note is when donald tweaks their noses, the elites are such cry babies.

  • wbboei

    Lu4PUMA
    January 10, 2016 at 10:33 am
    Now, this is evil
    ———–
    As cub reporter Jimmy Olsen would say, this looks like a job for Superman.

    Or, in the current context, a job for mattress girl, who is fighting the rape culture on campus, and needs to go after bigger game.

    I say that not in jest, but to emphasize the sheer hypocrisy of the democrat party and the elites who run this nation, that they will not call evil what it is, but settle instead for these fictions, excuses and distractions to enhance their own wealth and power. What does that fucking Obama have to say about this travesty?

  • Felix_the_Infidel

    As the reports continue to flood in from newly infested Europe, the elites and their sycophants, the media, are unable to control the narrative. They are loosing control of the populace.

    The U.S. is starting to get a real taste of what is in store. It is for that reason they continue to repeat over, and over again how these “few” acts do not represent the religion of pieces.

    The elites have lost the narrative. They may just not be aware of it. Yet.

    W.B. Yeats:

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world

  • Felix_the_Infidel

    Lu, as evil (and there is NO OTHER WORD for it)as that video is, it is nothing compared to what those women have in store for them.

    When I hear Trump say, “I am going to bomb the hell out of them,” my response is, “Do it twice to make sure the first time was done right.”

    If I were living in the IS today I would rather take my chances with bombs and hope I survive, than to have to live a life of oppression, torture, pain and servitude.

    Bomb them to hell. I say turn Daesh into a glassed over parking lot. Then salt the earth and cover that with pork rinds.

  • wbboei

    “I want to send a message to all of the survivors,” she boldly declared. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice, you have the right to be heard, the right be believed, and we are with you as you go forward.”—Hillary Clinton (website and University of Iowa in September.

    And we have seen the blow back from the Republicans who point out that her reaction to similar allegations vis a vis Bill were entirely different.

    Clearly, Brooklyn believes this is the way to get young women to turn out for Hillary just like blacks turned out for Obama over this issue.

    But is it? Or was this yet another unwise fork in the road by those advising her?

    The mattress girl situation comedy embraced by big media suggests that the things you are liable to read in their bible taint necessarily so. But politics is like tort law in that sense. Its all about making big cases out of little ones. Clearly, if there is in fact a rape, then it should be prosecuted. But if there was not, well then . . . how do I get my reputation back?

    The problem I have with this is, its not about solving the nation’s problems. It is about immersing oneself in the culture wars, and walking right into a fist sandwich.
    ————-

    DID ‘MATTRESS GIRL’ TELL THE TRUTH? NOT VERY LIKELY
    JUNE 4, 2015 CATHY YOUNG

    At least for now, Columbia’s mattress saga is over. Emma Sulkowicz, the student who spent her final year on campus toting a mattress to protest the school’s failure to punish her alleged rapist, graduated at the end of May; so did Paul Nungesser, the accused man who says he’s the real victim.
    There was more drama at graduation: Sulkowicz toted her mattress onstage in defiance of school regulations and later accused Columbia president Lee Bollinger of snubbing her.

    In related news, posters branding Sulkowicz a liar cropped up near the campus; Nungesser was reported cleared on the last sexual assault complaint against him, this one from a male student; and, the next day, one of his two anonymous female accusers told her story on the feminist blog Jezebel.

    Sulkowicz’s account of her rape strains credulity to the extreme. Sulkowicz accuses Nungesser of an extremely brutal assault that should have left her visibly injured (with bruises not only on her face but on her neck and arms, unlikely to be covered by clothing in August and early September in New York) and in need of medical attention. Yet no one saw anything amiss after this attack.

    Both Nungesser and Sulkowicz went on to chat and banter on Facebook as if nothing happened. Sulkowicz’s claim that she kept up a friendly act hoping to confront him about the rape seems extremely dubious, given the near-psychotic violence she alleges and the lack of any sign of unease or tension in their online conversations. (When I reread these archives recently, I checked the timestamps to see if there were any awkward pauses; there weren’t, not even when Nungesser asks Sulkowicz to bring more girls to his party and she replies, “I’ll be dere w da females soon.”)

    Is Sulkowicz a “false accuser”? We don’t know. It’s possible that something ambiguous happened between her and Nungesser that night—something that she later came to see as coercive and embellished with violent details. But the odds of her account being factually true are very low.

    http://www.mindingthecampus.org/2015/06/did-mattress-girl-tell-the-truth-not-very-likely/

  • holdthemaccountable

    …The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations counts more than 100 Muslim delegates representing some 20 states at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week [ Sept 2012 ]. That’s up from 25 delegates in 2004, according to CAIR…
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/muslim-delegates-at-democratic-convention-quadrupled-since-2004/2012/09/05/58216ce8-f797-11e1-a93b-7185e3f88849_story.html

    I wonder how many are in now.

  • S

    saw a newsclip of Andrea Merkel toughening her stance on ‘asylum seekers’ and now stating that changes have to be enacted…

    this after their govt, police chief and press tried to keep the assualts on women quiet until the people…and German women, blasted them all and demanded to be heard and this gross behavior of these male aslyum seekers stopped.

    the same assualts on women are happening in Sweden, Austria, Finland, the USA…and of course the middle east countries these men come from…

    in the old days, Hillary would have spoken out on behalf of women long before Merkel was forced to…she would be at the forefront demanding that women’s rights must be protected and calling out the real “bullies” these men that have been invited into countries and then spit in the face of their hosts…

    instead, I just saw Hillary’s latest ad where she highlights Trump, Cruz and Christie for taking a tough stand on ISIS and all saying that they will take them out…

    Hillary continues to soft pedal in favor of “uniting” all sides, bla, bla, bla…

    to “security moms” that is the epitome of mush…

    Hillary has been boxed into some corners with the feminism/sexism issue…if she has any independence left…she needs to get out in front of this refugee issue as it relates to protecting American citizens…especially women…thus far…she has not…

    Shadow…this is the depth of what I care about…it is beyond if I still like Hillary, which I do, or if DT can be bombastic, which he can…

    it is about who is going to do what if they become President…

    The Democratic party pandering to the ‘muslim’ vote is short sighted and dangerous…

    what about the rest of us in our own homeland…we have enough to deal with that is already here…

    how many more outside situations do we bring home to a not only struggling middle class…but a struggling class we will endanger…

    the following links deserve a second look…

    Admin posted a clip that illustrates the about face change in Germany…

    admin

    January 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    https://www.rt.com/news/328278-cologne-nye-assaults-cover-up/

    ***************************************************

    in the clips Lu posted at this link…the German people are asking (paraphrasing)

    “why should we arrest these people and then put them in our jails and have to pay for them…send them back”

    Lu4PUMA

    January 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-09/thousands-flood-streets-germany-fury-over-refugee-sex-assaults-reaches-boiling-point

    whether you like DT or not…objectively speaking this is what he is talking about…and he connects the dots with not only the muslim refugee issue but all the illegals that Mexico does not put in their own prison but end up in ours and we pay for them being there…

    The Democratic party is so far left it is insane…they are abandoning us…

    I know you also care about these issues…this is not an arguement, it is a discussion…and examination of policies…

  • wbboei

    The elites have lost the narrative. They may just not be aware of it. Yet.

    W.B. Yeats:

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world
    ———–
    Hearts with one purpose alone (globalism–a terrible beauty is born)
    Through summer and winter seem
    Enchanted to a stone
    To trouble the living stream.
    The horse that comes from the road,
    The rider, the birds that range
    From cloud to tumbling cloud,
    Minute by minute they change;
    A shadow of cloud on the stream
    Changes minute by minute;
    A horse-hoof slides on the brim,
    And a horse plashes within it;
    The long-legged moor-hens dive,
    And hens to moor-cocks call;
    Minute by minute they live:
    The stone’s in the midst of all.

    —-Easter 1916 (Yeats)

  • admin

    We read and re-read this article posted earlier and still cannot believe it.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/265277-clintons-gamble-on-muslims

    Clinton’s gamble on Muslims

    Hillary Clinton is doubling down on slamming Republicans on their anti-Muslim rhetoric at campaign events in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

    The attacks are mostly aimed at Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner who has said he would impose a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country, but also target Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who said Friday that the terror arrests made in his state underscore the need to block Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.

    Clinton’s rhetoric in recent days has become more and more pointed, with the Democratic frontrunner claiming Republicans are “foolish” and “shortsighted” in their approach.

    “You know one of the reasons I’ve reacted so negatively to what I hear coming from the other side is not only what they are saying about Muslims is wrong and shameful, it’s dangerous,” she said at a campaign stop in Iowa this week. “Basically, they’re saying, ‘We don’t want your help stopping these terrorists, we want to treat you like you don’t belong here.’”

    Former President Bill Clinton is also raising the issue as he hits the stump, citing examples of hard-working Muslims who make the nation better to highlight calls for a more inclusive nation.

    Clinton campaign aides believe hitting Republicans for their rhetoric will resonate with Democratic voters and a general election audience.

    They say that Clinton intends to argue in the general that the GOP’s stance is making the country less safe and hurting key U.S. relationships in the war on terror.

    At the same time, Clinton’s campaign believes it sends the message that the Democratic party welcomes all people.

    Clinton is seeking to put together the coalition of voters that helped President Obama win both of his presidential elections. The calls for inclusivity, her campaign believes, will help it with minority and young voters.

    Trump, who has a major lead in the latest Republican primary polls, has made no apologies for his position and has promised that he’ll keep speaking out about it, signaling his belief that the calls are resonating with voters.

    “Look there’s a problem. I bring it up. Other people have called me and say, ‘You have guts to bring it up because frankly, it’s true but nobody wants to get involved,” he told CBS’s John Dickerson. “Now people are getting involved. People that are on different persuasions than me right now, John, are saying, ‘you know, maybe Trump isn’t wrong. We want to examine it.”

    Clinton predicted Trump’s rhetoric would be used in terrorist videos, and last week a video released by the group Al-Shabaab featured Trump’s call for a temporary stop on Muslims entering the United States.

    But national security has become a more important issue to voters in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks, and it’s possible Trump’s approach could benefit him in the general election.

    A Washington Post-ABC News poll in late November found that 83 percent of registered voters say they believe a large-scale terrorist attack was imminent in the U.S.

    “Middle America is terrified of terrorism and would err on the side of strength rather than ‘Are we going to offend people?’ said Tobe Berkovitz, a professor of communications at Boston University who specializes in political communication. “People are increasingly more worried of stopping that person than offending that person.”

    Julian Zelizer, a professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, agreed, saying it’s an argument that Clinton “hopes will be more appealing” after some sense of the recent terror crises diminish.

    But Zelizer concluded that it is a “difficult argument to make compared to the more polemical claims of many Republicans.”

    One former aide to Clinton from her State Department days emphasized Clinton is personally invested in the issue because of her experiences. She believes her record at State undid “damage that the Bush administration did in terms of the perception of the United States in Muslim majority countries around the world,” the aide said.

    Lately, Republicans are “bringing back those dark days where the average 14-year-old in the Gulf or Maghreb assumes we hate him or her.”

    Team Clinton also thinks they will prevail in the argument in the end because of recent polls that show that the public trusts the Democratic frontrunner on national security issues more than any other Republican.

    In the Iowa speech earlier this week, Clinton continued to make her point: “We need to have the kind of cooperation that will enable us to prevent attacks that’s why we all need to be united not divided to deal with the terrorist threat,” she said.

    This is the “Obama’s Face” argument made by Obama cultists in 2008. The Obama’s face argument was/is that Obama’s face is black and therefore Muslim kids and terrorists will think great thoughts about the United States and will therefore help in the fight against Muslim terrorists.

    Muslim terrorists don’t give a rats ass about Obama’s skin color nor will they care about Hillary’s appeasement policies. Muslim terrorists hate America and want to destroy America – that is the lesson.

    Hillary still has not condemned the Muslim sex attacks on women on New Year’s eve which even the German government now acknowledges was a coordinated and well planned attack via social media.

    In any debate between Hillary and Trump be assured that Trump will attack the Muslim men who attacked women on New Year’s eve and thereby declare himself to the the defender of women and denounce Hillary as someone who abets the attacks on women and defender of Muslim sexists and misogynists. That Hillary and Hillary2016 don’t see this most obvious line of attack stupefies us.

  • TheRock

    Lu4PUMA
    January 10, 2016 at 10:33 am
    ______________________________

    That video was disturbing. The most disturbing part of it was how much value those Muslim men in the UK placed on those young girls. I am no proponent of war, but when white people legalized the purchase and ownership of darkies like me, it took a war to right that abomination. When will a champion emerge to address this kind of travesty in the same manner?

    This was another gutcheck article from Admin (kudos Admin) for a person like me. My parish priest said in one of his homily’s that if his sermons are not making us uncomfortable, then he isn’t doing his job. I am so tired of novices occupying the White House. The world continues to pay the price and my discontent with Trump is that he is a novice. However great his rhetoric is, he honestly has the political temperament of a neophyte. That said, AT LEAST HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH. Hillary, with all her policy gifts and all her intelligence and her great spouse as a sounding board and the love of so many in this country, continues to support bad policies and bad positions.

    I fear for this world.

    Hillary 2016?

  • S

    Hillary on Face the Nation this am

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-trump-attack-emails/

    snip

    On the subject of her presidential campaign, Clinton brushed off a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning that shows her leading rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, by just three percentage points (48 to 45) among likely Iowa caucus voters.

    “These polls go up, they go down. I stay pretty focused as I think we all should on what we have to do to build on the progress of the Obama administration but go even further,” she said.

    *******************************

    in the video clip she attaches herself to O about 4 or 5 times…she and O…again and again

  • Lu4PUMA

    The Muslim thing is outrageous. They are issuing garbage like HR569 to protect Muslims, while Europe is being ravaged by migrants. Here, honor killings are on the rise and it is their Democrat enablers that are to blame.

    Do they think they are doing Muslims a favor?

    Hillary has thrown half the population under her bus. I guess she expects the rapists and honor killers to vote for her.

  • wbboei

    Soon you will hear the elites say words to the effect . . .

    Oh dear.

    Pareto’s Law = the significant few and the insignificant many.

    We are the few the proud the elites.

    We went to Harvard.

    The American citizens, we do not care about.

    They can burn in hell as far as we are concerned

    If they are short of matches fear not: we will sell them to them, for a handsome profit.

    Its us, its me me me and my family that count.

    We will blame this whole thing on Trump, kiss asses of the jihadists, and bamboozle the country.

    Can we pull it off?

    Probably, we did it before with Obama, and he has looted the masses to enrich us.

    Maybe we can get Rubio this time.

    But we still need a fall back position.

    We will gorge ourselves on caviar, red wine and wave tootle loo to middle class.

    We are progressives.

    We are the futures.

    We must survive lest the generations fail.

    What do I say about these self centered rootless cosmopolitans?

    I say only this:

    Breathes there a class
    With souls so dead
    That never to themselves have said
    This is my country
    To which I owe
    My primary duty of loyalty
    Not to my shareholders
    Not to the world
    Not to some brooding omnipresence
    In the sky
    ——-

    The Western Spring
    by Richard Fernandez
    (The Belmont Club)
    It’s on, the long awaited fight against PC orthodoxy is finally on.

    WESTERN SPRING

    News that CAIR has demanded an apology from Donald Trump for evicting a Muslim protester at his rally and reports that left-wing protesters and police have turned out in force to bottle up “far-right” demonstrators in Germany bookend a single story.

    It’s on, the long awaited fight against PC orthodoxy is finally on. Trump is unlikely to apologize, CAIR even more unlikely to back down. With 3 million Middle Eastern and African refugees due to arrive in Europe this year the clashes between German protesters are only likely to intensify.

    The commotion you hear is not going to stop, it will only get worse. The Western Spring is finally here, and before it’s done it threatens to change everything.

    The tension between the forces of political correctness and the pent-up forces of repressed cultural traditions is now bursting like a spring wound up beyond containment. Things may start slowly at first but ramp up rapidly, mirroring Cornelius Ryan’s famous description of the Berlin Philharmonic’s last performance as the Red Army stood at the gates of Berlin.

    The drum beat was almost imperceptible. Softly the tubas answered. The muffled drum roll came again. Low and ominously the tubas replied. Then the massed basses came alive and the awesome grandeur of Die Götterdämmerung rolled out from the Berlin Philharmonic … it told of the evildoing of the gods, of Siegfried on his funeral bed of fire … with cymbals crashing and drums rolling, the orchestra thundered to its climax: the terrible holocaust that destroyed Valhalla
    Actually the last performance of the doomed orchestra “was of Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene at the end of the opera”. Ryan’s word painting may get the history wrong but nevertheless gets the analogy right. It’s the twilight of the gods. In 1945 the musicians wore escape clothes under their overcoats because it had arranged for them to escape toward the American lines as soon as the performance ended.

    Seventy years later, the question facing people caught in the middle is where to run. There is nowhere obvious. In Europe, Ross Douthat argues, all exits are temporarily blocked. The left has destroyed the middle, leaving only a choice of extremes. “Just last week Merkel rejected a proposal to cap refugee admissions (which topped one million last year) at 200,000 in 2016.”

    if you add a million (or millions) of people, most of them young men, in one short period, you get a very different kind of shift. … Such a transformation promises increasing polarization among natives and new arrivals alike. It threatens not just a spike in terrorism but a rebirth of 1930s-style political violence.
    Everywhere one looks the matches are being lit. The sudden outburst of resistance comes the end of what Jonah Goldberg called “a bad day” for the Narrative. A bad sequence of decades since 2001, more like it.

    Roving bands of rape gangs are fanning out across Europe. … The international economy is turning into one long “Buy Gold” commercial. President Obama has responded to a renewed terror threat and chaos in the Middle East by redoubling his efforts to keep the boom in gun sales and NRA donations going for the rest of his presidency. …

    ISIS released a video showing them working with surface-to-air missiles, while we’ve apparently been shipping missiles to Cuba. Iran expedited its ballistic-missile program and the Obama administration threatened to do something about it but then chickened out. Saudi Arabia and Iran seem minutes away from open war with one another and President Obama’s advisers reportedly think his Iran deal is a source of “stability” in the Middle East … North Korea detonated an atomic bomb (which may have been a hydrogen bomb). And Time magazine has already declared Donald Trump the winner.

    But the impetus may switch since in the nature of things activists who oppose the radical left may get around to doing something equally stupid or mean. Politics is a two-way street. The Narrative will have its good days to the consternation of those who find themselves whipsawed between a status quo they can no longer accept and the leadership of an insurgency they have yet to trust. The leaders of the terror may perish by their own instruments after the aristocrats are gone and Paris will be beautiful again, but not before a lot of water goes over the dam.

    There is nothing unusual in this. It is in fact standard for the status quo to encourage the most disturbing alternative to itself on the theory that people prefer the devil they know to one they have just met. Bashar Assad, for example, actually encouraged the rise of ISIS to leave no alternative to anyone but himself. The Western Spring may bring hope, but it also brings peril, for it unleashes one set of forces to counter another.

    A political crisis of the kind which may engulf Europe has a destabilizing effect analogous to free-surface flooding in ships. This occurs when tons of liquid slosh inside a ship and slam it from to one side to another. The great transatlantic liner SS Normandie sank during WW2 in New York harbor from the water pumped into her by firefighters trying to put out a blaze. Suggestions from her designer to flood her to shallow bottom were rejected in favor of a failed program of flooding and counter-flooding which caused her to heel over and capsize.

    In the same way, periods of political upheaval will threaten to overturn societies unless people pay attention. One advantage the United States theoretically enjoys over Europe during periods of free-surface flooding is the Constitution. This serves as a foundation, a sort of ballast which lowers the meta-centric height of the ship of state and keeps it on an even keel in all but the roughest sailing.

    It was meant to provide a check against excesses from either side in a political duel. The Constitution itself used to rest upon an even more basic rock, a widely shared set of assumptions, moral and religious beliefs which obtained at the beginnings of the nation. That gave it tremendous stabilizing power. Unfortunately the left has steadily chipped away at this Constitutional ballast and the stone on which it was builded, a fact they may regret before long.

    The need for a source of authority independent of politics was memorably expressed in Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons. In the play More clings to the ground even at the cost of surrendering advantage. The Constitution has long provided the ground more desired. Without it political conflict is perilous.

    William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
    Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?

    William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!

    Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!

    Now as the Western Spring begins in earnest the issue which rebels must grapple with is not only who can best lead them against the status quo, but who can do so Constitutionally. In any descent into chaos, some thought must be given to the means by which a return can be made to sanity. Once the public would have been familiar with the classic story of how Theseus slew the Minotaur, a monster who dwelt in the Labyrinth, a mazelike structure so baffling that even if Theseus could defeat the monster, he could never find his way out again. Theseus solved the problem by unwinding a length of string from the entrance.

    Finding a way out after slaying the Minotaur is every revolutionary’s problem. But we have forgotten both the classics and the Constitution in our civilizational vanity to the detriment of our safety. We have learned how to wander but forgotten how to reckon where we are.

  • S

    The Rock…you are correct, DT is a neophyte as a politician but he has been dealing with politicians his entire life…he knows the game…Guiliani has said DT is the fastest learner he has ever seen…i think DT plays down his intelligence to connect more with the common man…although obviously he is not modest… : )

    still, the bottom line is that along with him telling the truth…he is a successful world class businessman and our country needs that kind of focus right now…

    who else will be able to go in there and REALLY cut out the waste and abuse…the waste and abuse that are little gifts and payoffs to friends and big time supporters…remember O and his gift to his ‘solar wind’ buddies…billions down a rat hole…remember O’s Ocare website? more billions into pockets of whomever…

    he is self funding and beholden to no one…no paybacks for doners…no silly ambassadorships for fundraisers…that is a strong power in his arsenal…he knows how to get a good bid on a job and bring it home under budget…we need that badly

    create the jobs and get Americans working again…

    time to get to the problems and solve them…i honestly believe the last thing we need now is another politician…

  • wbboei

    guess she expects the rapists and honor killers to vote for her.
    ———-
    Not a bad strategy really.

    Given the high respect they hold for the law, they may even vote illegally, early and often.

    Meanwhile Soros with his secretary of state project will be there to support them.

    A true global village.

  • wbboei

    I guess I am just not to interested in supporting a candidate who stands for national suicide.

    But then again that is just me.

    I am getting all these emails and phone calls from these bot retreads begging for money.

    I believe I will try that Hennie Youngman one liner on them next time they come calling.

    Up to now, I have been civil because I remember a time when I was doing exactly what they are.

  • S

    OMG Lu, I just looked at that FB video you posted…

    What world are we living in that this is allowed to continue…and O and Hillary want to take even the least bit chance of these monsters coming into the USA

    (and all the more irony of the latest ad she sent out criticizing repubs for wanting to bomb these monsters into oblvion…)

    …that really, really did it for me…

    unbelievable…

  • S

    Admin says:

    This is the “Obama’s Face” argument made by Obama cultists in 2008. The Obama’s face argument was/is that Obama’s face is black and therefore Muslim kids and terrorists will think great thoughts about the United States and will therefore help in the fight against Muslim terrorists.

    Muslim terrorists don’t give a rats ass about Obama’s skin color nor will they care about Hillary’s appeasement policies. Muslim terrorists hate America and want to destroy America – that is the lesson.

    *******************************************************************

    the terrorists laugh at us…they use our stupidity to take advantage of us…how can all of this be so obvious to everyone, including the terrorists, and Hillary, O and the Dems don’t get a clue…

    all the bad guys have to do is lie to us and we give them a green light to come in and kill and rape…

    if this keeps up…and as Mormaer has noted regarded DT’s timing…the Dems could lose in a landslide…naive stupidity…or something more sinister?!

  • wbboei

    She believes her record at State undid “damage that the Bush administration did in terms of the perception of the United States in Muslim majority countries around the world,” the aide said.
    ———
    If Hillary believes that she is spending too much time at teas, and too little time paying attention to world events, which arose not before, but AFTER she became secretary of state. Notably, the rise of ISIS, the Syrian civil war, the loss of control over Iraq, Benghazi, the refugee crisis etc.

    The proximate cause of those disasters was the policies she and her boss enacted, in order to cure the Bush problem, and spread democracy to the middle east while getting people of color to just love us. In the immortal words of Don Quixote: may the cure be not worse than the disease.

  • wbboei

    She believes her record at State undid “damage that the Bush administration did in terms of the perception of the United States in Muslim majority countries around the world,” the aide said.
    ———-
    And I am sure that Kathleen Sebelius believes that she reformed the health care system, expanded coverage, reduced rates, and got the website to work.

    I guess leaders like these have to tell themselves things like this which are not true, because the alternative is to admit the truth and the truth aint pretty.

    But that does not mean the rest of us are compelled to reject the empirical evidence to the contrary and embrace the narrative.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Trump is in Reno now. SethARichardson is live tweeting.
    I came by the info honestly, looking for his op-ed about federal land grabs. WashExam has it, but that link so annoying these days.

    Cast your vote please. Yay = you are within your rights telling BP of this or
    Nay = you crossed my line.

    TY

  • TheRock

    S
    January 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm
    _____________________________

    There is no doubt that Trump presents some world class upsides. That is why I and so many are on the fence about him. It doesn’t matter if he is a quick learner. Bill Clinton is a quick learner. Hillary is a quick learner. Bumbles the idiot is a quick learner. My hesitation with him is that he is not a statesman. You can’t call peole on the international stage out of their name and expect a simple canned apology to make everything alright. I also don’t think the gravity of the decisions that he will be making resonates with him – yet.

    All that said, I would STILL take him over goatboy the funky in office right now. Unfortunately, Hillary is doing everything she can to be just like him. I can’t stand for that….

    Hillary 2016?

  • S

    The Rock…

    do not get me wrong…I share many of your concerns…I wince when he says some things…but he has been in there with the bigboys all his life…I think he knows how to modulate when needed…right now he is in the dogfight stage with 12 opponents, the establishment, the national media and Hillary going after him…he is the baffon, the carnival barker, etc…

    I have seen him very serious and thoughtful…however I must say I do like the bulldog side at times…now is not the time for appeasement…I want someone who will not mince words and fight back when it comes to protecting and looking out for us…wouldn’t that be nice for a change

  • Lu4PUMA

    S
    January 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    OMG Lu, I just looked at that FB video you posted…
    —————————————-
    Every time I look at it I seem my daughter, wrapped in a burqa, being sold for $50 as a sex slave, by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

    And don’t you not believe we have a lot more human trafficking here because of those open borders.

  • TheRock

    S
    January 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    ____________________________

    This election cycle has put me in a terrible quandary. I don’t see a decision coming from me until at least after the second general election debate. I’m fairly certain that Hillary would protect and defend this nation. I’m fairly certain that she would project strength worldwide. And I’m guessing its safe to say that she would not let girls be treated in any way similar to those three young ladies from that video.

    Its everything else about her platform that I worry about.

    Hillary 2016?

  • Lu4PUMA

    You know, my cat has been sick it has been a stain on me, but I just want to sob at the very thought of putting her down. I always thought of life as precious. Every single being in the world. I guess it is the internet that has brought the reality that this is not the way of it for large portions of the population. And there is Warren Buffet with his statement about selling people who cannot adjust to the “new economy” in Afghanistan. And his further derogatory remark that you would probably not get much for them.

    I can only come back to the conclusion that our world leadership has become malignant. That they are not trying to form a better society, but are totally dedicated to establishing their own tyranny. That basically makes them all incompetent. But that is why someone like Trump can come along and change everything. Wouldn’t it be something if underneath all that bombasticity, he was really just a good guy, taking on the challenge of a lifetime, to save the world?

  • S

    Lu…I hope your cat will rebound…I have two and love them so much…I know how you feel…

    many threads ago I mentioned stories of deeds Trump has done for others that he never talks about …stories about all these people he has helped just to help them…there are many stories like that out there…probably their will be many testimonials to his generous and kind spirit in the general if he get the nom…

    there is also the idea that DT will pivot to his successful businessman persona if he gets the nomination and he will not need to be so blustering…he will be positioned to debate issues

    i was reading some insider stories from people that have known him for many many years and they all say that in private he is so kind, sensitive and a soft spoken guy…a very caring person

    i really do believe that he feels this is a personal mission for him…he has everything else he could possibly want…I think he wants to straighten out our country and do the things that neither party will ever do because of all their political conflicts…

    he is the one that can cut through all that…

  • Lu4PUMA

    So maybe this will all get clearer before November. Right now I cannot tell the difference between Hillary and Obama. I am going to change my voter registration to, ugh, Republican on Monday. I am going to vote for Trump in the primary. I will always be grateful to him for saving my country by opening up the dialog that he has. It has not been perfect, but when someone saves your life, you do not quibble. I think I am going to have to pray a lot this year.

    Let us choose wisely and lead the world well.

  • S

    Lu…I took a deep breath and did that last week…I told my friends I am not a republican but I want to vote in the primary for my choice not what the political party tells me i have to do…

  • S

    please forgive my grammatical errors and spelling…i always catch them later

  • admin

    The new feminism is the old misogyny:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-09/thousands-flood-streets-germany-fury-over-refugee-sex-assaults-reaches-boiling-point

    Indeed, the mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, got herself in a bit of hot water for comments which seemed to suggest it is German women’s responsibility to keep would-be attackers at “arm’s length” and to not send the wrong message to “people from other cultures” by acting too “jolly and frisky.”

  • admin

    The new feminism has a “code of conduct”:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-35243482

    Cologne Mayor’s ‘code of conduct’ to prevent sexual assault angers many

    Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker has drawn ridicule online for proposing a “code of conduct” for women to prevent sexual assault, advising them to remain at “an arm’s length” from strangers.

    Amidst the controversy and protests following a series of sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, the city’s mayor has waded into the debate with a suggestions for how women can help avoid danger, which have proved highly controversial online.

    Her proposed guidelines included sticking to a group of trusted acquaintances, asking for help from others and informing the police. But it was her suggestion that women should keep at “an arm’s length” from strangers that has triggered most outrage on social media, with the phrase turned into a hashtag – #EineArmLaenge – on Twitter. Thousands of messages have been posted using the phrase.

    The main charge being made against her online was that Reker was blaming the victims for their behaviour, rather than the attackers themselves. “I can’t believe the Mayor of Cologne’s response to mass sexual assault is to victim blame,” read one tweet, and “No, no, no, no. We do NOT blame the victims,” read another, both reflective of the general sentiment on the network.

    Others flagged up what they saw as the sheer impracticality of Reker’s ideas. Christopher Lauer, a politician, wrote: “I wanted to mug this woman and molest her, but… she’s an arm’s length away!” Others offered an even darker twist, referring back to an incident in October when Mayor Reker was stabbed and seriously wounded whilst campaigning to become mayor: “Maybe it could have been avoided if she’d kept him at an arm’s length?”
    [snip]

    More than 100 victims have said they were attacked by gangs of up to 30 men outside Cologne station.

    The widespread identification of the attackers as North African or Arab in appearance has also caused considerable alarm and this fed into the criticism of Reker. She has said it would be “improper” to link the attacks to issues around refugees. Some accused her of failing to address this issue.

    The Mayor herself has not yet responded to the hashtag.

    If Donald Trump gave this advice, this code of conduct, what would Hillary say?

  • Lu4PUMA

    Yes admin, the fauxminists are being rolled out in full defense of the muslim thugs. They claim that this is common male behavior in Germany. They say only 22 of the 32 suspects were asylum seekers, but they do not say the religion of any of them. I suspect there were German citizens involved who were also muslim. There is one NPR article that says one was an American. But it was centrally organized, so they have some commonality.

    The other thing to note is that, just in Germany, there were 1,000 men involved, yet they have only 32 suspects arrested. So, 968 or so thugs got away with it.

    A friend of mine says she thinks this is a dry run for something bigger. They better stop their rationalizations and justifications and address the issues.

  • lorac

    About the video: I was wondering why the auctioneer was speaking English, and the customers were all understanding him. Later in the video he mentions they’re in the UK. That’s exponentially more disturbing.

    Europe needs to get its act together. I wonder when Merkel can be voted out. I’ve heard that some parties in other countries are gaining strength, parties that are more interested in protecting their citizens and their cultures. With the increasing flow they’re letting in, they really need to speed up the process of pushback and political reform.

    And we need Trump.

    This is absolutely ridiculous that the leaders of western cultures aren’t interested in protecting western culture.

    It’s making me think of Nazi Germany, when people said they didn’t realize until it was too late what was happening.

    Most everyone can see where this is going. It’s heartbreaking that one day the history books are going to document what is to be our future, and people are going to read those accounts and wonder why we didn’t do anything to stop it.

    Then again, if Islam has taken over and there is no more western, advanced civilization, who will be there to document and to read it?

  • lorac

    The articles that talk about how the police only had 143 officers on NY Eve to protect the citizens, but they had a thousand available to use hoses on the citizens protesting the behavior of these immigrants, used the terms left and right. “The right” was protesting the behavior.

    I no longer like those easy labels. They certainly didn’t ask the protesters what their identification was. And even if certain groups were identifiable in the protesters, you don’t have to belong to a certain party to join in a protest.

    If I had been there protesting, I would have been labeled as “from the right”. I’m not from the right (and no longer from the left).

    In recent and current times, leftist ideas are in power. To label someone as “on the right” is to dismiss them, to minimize their cause.

    To me, it’s just more political games. Just say what the protestors’ complaint it, why throw out a political label that might not even characterize them all? Their complaints characterize them just fine.

  • lorac

    Lu
    Yes admin, the fauxminists are being rolled out in full defense of the muslim thugs.

    In thinking about this, now I’m thinking that although Hillary is 2nd wave by age, but she no longer is 2nd wave, she’s joined the 3rd wave.

  • admin

    Leaflet can be seen at link:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clinton-sanders-trading-blows-gun-control/story?id=36179390

    Following a week in which the president outlined his planned gun control actions, Hillary Clinton is hitting her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, on his record — and Sanders and his campaign are responding in full force, portraying the former Secretary of State as a flip-flopper. [snip]

    Sanders’ campaign responded by resurfacing a 2008 mailer, showing Clinton attacked President Obama for cracking down on guns.

    “Maybe Secretary Clinton should apologize for attacking the president in 2008 because he was too strong on gun control,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said in a statement.

    And Sanders Communications Director Michael Briggs said Clinton’s team has gotten “nervous and nasty.”

    “See the new Fox poll that had Bernie up a lot in New Hampshire?,” Briggs asked. “No wonder they’re in attack mode. Secretary Clinton and her team are getting nervous and nasty because the so-called inevitable nominee anointed by the establishment eight months ago doesn’t look so inevitable anymore.”

    A new Fox News poll has Sanders up 50-37 in New Hampshire.

    Sanders’ record on gun control has come under even higher scrutiny since President Obama’s recent New York Times op-ed on the need for gun control. “I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform,” President Obama wrote. Some — including the Clinton campaign — thought he was subtly referring to Sanders.

    “It’s not every day that a sitting president is unable to commit to supporting a potential nominee of his party,” Clinton Press Secretary Brian Fallon said today.

    But Sanders’ campaign said they never considered the idea that Obama was referring to their candidate.

    “Until someone asked about it, it never even occurred to me it was applied to us, because we see ourselves on the same side as Barack Obama,” Weaver said today.

    Weaver emphasized that there is “zero daylight” between Sanders and the President on gun control, a statement Clinton staffers emphatically refuted.

    The Obama threat is more than likely a threat to Hillary, not Sanders.

    Sanders is correct about Hillary and the leaflet. 2008 is a long time ago apparently.

  • lorac

    admin
    If Donald Trump gave this advice, this code of conduct, what would Hillary say?

    She’d say, “he’s trying to imitate me to win some voters” lol

    No, she’d use the opportunity to attack him for it because it would benefit her. But she won’t condemn it when there are actually people saying it, because that would offend the Muslims and she wouldn’t see any benefit to her.

  • lorac

    It IS amazing that Sanders has actually managed to be a threat to Hillary.

    And it’s sad that Hillary basically keeps professing that she and Obama are BFFs, yet he doesn’t endorse her.

    It’s like a girl telling everyone that a boy is her boyfriend and they are so in love, when they really just went out once and he was just hoping to get some action. He used her and she thinks they’re in love.

    Patty Hearst, call home…

  • lorac

    women’s responsibility to keep would-be attackers at “arm’s length” and to not send the wrong message to “people from other cultures” by acting too “jolly and frisky.”

    Women, know your place.

    Don’t be too jolly and frisky, don’t be happy on NY Eve, don’t participate in the world as the men can, here, put on this burka…

  • freespirit

    wbboei
    January 10, 2016 at 9:19 am
    freespirit
    January 10, 2016 at 12:52 am
    Not calling you and “Imp”. Meant to type “IMO” My dog slammed laptop as I was typing.
    ———
    How are we to take that?

    This slamming the lap top stuff.

    Non verbal behavior.

    Was the dog saying here here?

    Or was the dog saying I cannot go along with that?

    Or was the dog saying stop messing around with that contraption its time for a poddy break?

    It has been my experience that, with certain exceptions, dogs know best.

    The trick is to figure out that they are saying.
    ______

    Lol Webb. You may have a point. She is a pretty smart dog. Also pretty spoiled, and when she wants attention will body slam my laptop.

    This has been mentioned here previously, I believe, but may be worth another mention. I’m hearing increasing speculation that DT is winning at the convention, the Repub powers that be may “commandeer” it, and void his nomination. The Repubs I heard discussing it could not recall if such drastic measures had been taken in recent history, but thought it had been seriously considered as an option during at least one previous convention.

    Obviously this would be no more ethical or democratic that it was in 2008 when the Dim convention was essentially “commandeered” . But, given the Trump slamming that takes place by some Repub journalists and conservative radio hosts (not all, but quite a few), such sleazy would not be complete surprising.

    There is little respect for democracy among leaders of either party.. Regardless of how one feels about a particular candidate, political party leadership should never be allowed to ignore the will of voters and select the nominee

  • wbboei

    I’m hearing increasing speculation that DT is winning at the convention, the Repub powers that be may “commandeer” it, and void his nomination. The Repubs I heard discussing it could not recall if such drastic measures had been taken in recent history, but thought it had been seriously considered as an option during at least one previous convention.
    ———–
    That is the kind of thing McConnell would pull, i.e.

    First, demand that Donald not run third party.

    Second, promise to support him if he is the nominee.

    Third, let the base vote him in.

    Fourth, take the nomination away from him and the base.

    Fifth, give the nomination to a donor approved candidate.

    Sixth, if the thwarts the plan, go all in for Hillary.

  • lorac

    free, I don’t know all the details, but I’ve read that if a candidate wins by a certain percentage, they can’t do anything at the convention.

    That’s why they ran so many candidates, and why they’re not letting them drop out – the splitter strategy that admin has talked about.

    The multitude of candidates won’t get all that many delegates, no chance of winning (I think most of them have never even gotten 5%, many not above 1% in the polls) but any votes they get will minimize Trump’s lead, and they hope open up the convention option.

  • freespirit

    Makes sense, Lorac. I didn’t see Admin’s explanation. I do recall in 2008, much talk about the fact that because Repubs don’t have super-delegates as Dims do, their process would have prevented the shenanigans that took place that resulted in the theft of the nomination from Hillary.

    The Repubs can thwart the will of the voters – just using a different process.

    I often listen to conservative talk radio in the car – just to get good and pissed off and revved up for the work day (kidding). I don’t know the names of many of the broadcasters or their guests b/c I only catch a few minutes here and there, but some are acting as if it’s a foregone conclusion that Trump won’t be the nominee. They’re speculating that it will be between Rubio or Christy – which the R Party would obviously prefer to Cruz or Trump. Sounds like a move to block a Trump nomination is being planned for real.

    So much for the “consent of the people”.

  • lorac

    free, remember when we found out that the DNC is a private organization and that’s why they could get away with breaking their own rules (giving Hillary’s and Other’s delegates to Obama)?

    The republicans are finding that out, now. The RNC already changed the rules, I can’t remember all of it, but you have to win 8 states before Super Tuesday and other things.

    It IS absolutely ridiculous. Especially after the democrats did it 8 years ago. Our whole government, both sides, is its own entity and is working to maintain its place at the table (which we can’t reach). As you’re saying, WE are supposed to choose the candidates, but the government (and I would guess globalist owners with money) like to make sure that THEY choose. And the people they choose continue the process which excludes us.

  • gonzotx

    RIP David Bowie….

  • Shadowfax

    Wow, that’s a shock. RIP

  • Shadowfax

    Suffragist and women’s rights activist Alice Paul would have turned 131 on Monday, and her birthday is being celebrated with a Google Doodle.

    Paul, who died in 1977 at the age of 92, was one of the leaders of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified in 1920 and gave women the right to vote.

    https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en

  • admin

    “never thought I’d need so many people…”

    “smiling and waving and looking so fine… it was cold and it rained”

  • holdthemaccountable

    Controlling the voter booth.

    1. Fox News and others are now reporting Barack will issue no primary endorsements. Ironic that he lost 2008 in spite of Kerry, Kennedy endorsements ahead of Super Tuesday that year. It does let him off the hook about HRC.

    2. GOP is very busy, evidently working at all levels. A conservative woman from Chester County PA informs that ChesCo GOP has for some time been busy purging elected Republican committee personnel who are conservative. [I’m not in this district. It’s just that we’ve been political buddies on Twitter for several years.] She emails:
    “…Chester County GOP lawyer Joel Frank and Chairman Val DiGiorgio have called for a special investigation before a secret “special committee” reporting back to Val DiGiorgio. They claim the authority to remove me from the office you elected me to and appoint someone of their choosing to fill my elected position. They have denied my request for more information and set an arbitrary date of January 11th, 2016, with no consideration of my, or other accused committee people’s availability to attend such a hearing. As of right now, I don’t know who will be on the “special committee”, what “evidence” it will examine, or what criteria they will use to decide to remove me from my elected office….”

    PS Latest on that non Muslim Muslim situation in Philadelphia:

    Threat to officers continues after ambush shooting, police say http://6abc.com/1153653/
    Last night a Philadelphia Police Officer was stopped by a citizen on the street who proceeded to make statements regarding the defendant involved in the shooting ambush on Officer Jartnett which occurredd on January 7, 2016. The citizen alleged the defendant had an affiliation to a group with radical beliefs. The Philadelphia Police Department and Federal Partners take this type of information very seriously…

    4.Something strange going on at ABC in Philly. In the past it has been somewhat reasonable in covering news Obama would not want us to hear. More recently 3 of their reporters have been moved up. One to ABC in New York Cith, the other two to the corporate news entity of ABC. Moreover the signon of the local early AM program includes mention of David Muir and his 6:30 PM World News product.
    Beyond that, their website is virtually not copyable. Cannot copy any text, and not even url. Must get headline and url from tweet function, manually type the rest. I’d say they’re digging in their heels.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Officer Jartnett
    SB Officer Jesse Hartnett

  • wbboei

    The Repubs can thwart the will of the voters – just using a different process.
    ———–
    Yes,they have plenty of options on how to commit suicide.

    They can throw the voters under the bus again in 2016, like the did in 2012/2014–and die.

    You can pave the way for a third party, this Convention of the States–and die.

    You can hope Hillary is indicted, run Rubio–and die.

    All roads lead to the same destination.

    There is only one question

    The same question he asked the felon as he pointed a 44 Magnum between his eyes:

    So How Lucky Do You Feel, Punk?

  • wbboei

    THE BIG MEDIA GAME—EXPLAINED– IN FULL– AS NEVER BEFORE

    How do we discover the truth?

    Posted on January 11, 2016 by Bob Livingston

    The establishment creates and uses words and phrases to control our thoughts and actions. It’s a subtle system of psychological warfare and programming that creates conformity.

    Governments insist on conformity because governments want to control the people. Where there is conformity, there is control.

    Edward L. Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, knew a thing or two about mass persuasion. He is the father of manipulative propaganda in America. In his book “Propaganda,” Bernays writes:

    Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of.

    In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business or in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.

    So the words and phrases the establishment creates and uses against us can rightly be called control words or control phrases. My term for them is code words, and I have listed some of them here and here.

    The system today is fine-tuned, and it has great predictive value. The system that programs the public mind knows what the public thinks and can predict and measure any response to any probe.

    We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded, our very awareness of the whole design has been erased. Few question anything.

    One of the great deceptions of our time is the idea that there is or has ever been objectivity in journalism. Oh, sure, there are some naïve, young journalists who enter the field aiming to remain neutral and objective in all aspects. But those altruist motives are quickly co-opted, often without the journalist even realizing it, by the propaganda from the sources covered, by management, by funders (advertisers), by conventional wisdom and by the herd mentality. The herd mentality is insidious. Few in the MSM dare inquire outside accepted orthodoxy. It can be their professional death knell (see Sharyl Attkisson and Helen Thomas).

    Objective media is code word for agenda.

    There has never been an objective media in the U.S., and it’s doubtful there has ever been one in the history of the world. During the Revolutionary War, there were newspapers supporting and newspapers opposing the revolution that printed either “facts” or “propaganda” depending upon which side the reader supported.

    Today, all national mainstream media are controlled by six mega-corporations. Almost all major television media currently have strong ties to the Obama administration, the Democrat Party and Republican Party establishments, government agencies and NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) like the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Talking head experts and sources the media provide are typically affiliated with various think tanks funded by cronies, foundations, large corporations and NGOs. This is particularly true of those promoting war. The media rarely, if ever, reveal these ties.

    Other “objective” journalists, thousands of them who establish the parameters of thought for the day, participate in a secretive and closed Google group called Gamechanger Salon in which they collaborate online to exchange information, ideas and strategy to promote statism through the articles, ideas, policies and candidates they will promote or denigrate in a news cycle. It is no coincidence that certain, specific memes rise and are then parroted across the spectrum.

    Journalists no longer even deny it.

    Brent Cunningham, the managing editor of Columbia Journalism Review, argues that objectivity excuses lazy reporting. Objectivity makes us passive recipients of news, rather than aggressive analyzers and explainers of it. If a journalist is on a deadline and all he or she has is “both sides of the story”, that is often good enough, failing to push the story, incrementally, toward a deeper understanding of what is true and what is false. According to Cunningham, the nut of the tortured relationship with “objectivity” lies within a number of conflicting diktats that the press operated under; be neutral yet investigative; be disengaged but have an impact; be fair-minded but have an edge. Objectivity is not possible because we all have our biases, including journalists. No individual embodies all perspectives of a society. In 1996 the Society of Professional Journalists acknowledged this dilemma and dropped “objectivity” from its ethics code. — Wikipedia

    And so “objective” publications like The New York Times can justify running cover for President Barack Obama, as when it pulled, without serious explanation, a comment from Obama that was potentially embarrassing for the undocumented usurper.

    The “objective” media lost its collective minds in mid-December when the Las Vegas Review-Journal was secretly purchased by Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who props up Zionist Republican GOP candidates (last presidential cycle it was Newt Gingrich). Adelson declared he would not interfere with the newsroom, but his promise rings hollow, given his history in the media business.

    The Journal extensively covers the Las Vegas casino industry. Just prior to the sale, the newspaper’s corporate management instructed three Journal reporters to drop everything and monitor all activities of three Clark County, Nevada, judges. One of them just happened to have a case before her involving Adelson’s companies.

    The MSM — who openly promote leftist causes and candidates and have run cover for Obama, have expressed fear that Adelson will use The Journal to promote GOP candidates and causes similar to the way he promoted the Zionist religious right in Israel through the newspaper he owns there.

    The hypocrisy behind their fear is obviously lost on a set of people who create code words in order to advance their agenda: code words like “climate denier” for those doubting anthropomorphic global warming, and “too big to fail” for crony banks. They call the Bundys and their collaborators (who have harmed or threatened no one) in Oregon “terrorists” and advocate for their annihilation while giving a pass to the Black Lives Matter crowd, who not only have shut down commerce and traffic with their protests, but have called for the murder of police officers, Donald Trump and white people in general.

    America and Americans are saturated with propaganda about everything. You can’t find the truth in the media and political system with a search warrant. Is the big lie serious? Yes, indeed. Propaganda alters brain chemistry, controls parameters of thought and triggers controlled response mechanisms.

    The truth can only be found in alternative media and by carefully dissecting what the MSM occasionally reveals. You will rarely find the truth in conventional wisdom, and you will never find it if you don’t question everything and follow the money.

    http://personalliberty.com/how-do-we-discover-the-truth/

  • Mormaer

    admin
    January 10, 2016 at 6:25 pm
    The new feminism has a “code of conduct”:

    How much is Huma influencing this progressive, globalist, tunnel-vision coming out of the Hillary campaign on Muslim migration and the resultant terroristic crime wave? Is she gate-keeping Hillary? Or is it simply the “in” progressive dogma so they all agree? Whatever it is is unacceptable. And not one word out of her campaign nor will the “dogma” media ask. Silence implies consent and acceptance. Very disturbing.

  • lorac

    Mormaer – you ask a good question, but we also can’t discount that Obama has always favored Muslims, and Hillary likes to agree with him on stuff.

  • lorac

    I don’t know what to think about the Hillary emails. People were relieved that the Congressional/Trey Gowdy inquiry went nowhere, but I knew there was also an FBI investigation going on. I never understood why Congress started their own inquiry, but maybe it was just political theatre. But this FBI thing is ongoing.

    There was another huge release on NY eve. And one of the email threads (and these are just the un-redacted ones) actually has Hillary instructing one of her people to strip a communication of government letterhead and headings (which means it can’t be searched for in response to any FOIA requests) and to send it non-secure (they were having trouble faxing through the secure sender). So it was supposed to be sent secure, but she told him not to.

    I don’t know what to make of it. Or why this takes so long. Either she did something wrong or she didn’t. Figure it out.

    I think this is a republican website, but it looks like Hillary was on the Sunday shows, and it says she was “grilled” about it.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/11/hillary-by-ordering-identifying-heading-i-meant-dont-transmit-classified-info-or-something/

  • TheRock
    January 10, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    _________________

    I agee. 🙂

  • gonzotx
    January 11, 2016 at 2:27 am

    RIP David Bowie….

    -________________
    Amen And that is the third loss.

  • freespirit

    The worst outcome would be for Hillary to lose the nomination to Bernie, who according to several polls has pulled ahead of her by a few points ahead in several states.

    If the Repubs do succeed in pushing Trump out, replacing him with one of their establishment candidates, the Repub voters will stay away from the general election in droves.

    If that should happen, and if Bernie against all odds won the nomination and faced for example, Rubio or another candidate acceptable to the Repub establishment conceivably he could win. That scenario places Bernie a tad too close to the Oval Office for my taste.

    Granted, a Bernie nomination has seemed less likely than the opening of a ski lodge in Hell, , but with the Repubs doing their best to destroy Hillary, and given the votes she has lost because of campaign 16 mistakes, Bernie may be stronger than originally thought.

    If he gets the nomination, the Dims – proven to be every bit as good as the Repubs at stealing elections – could pull this off for Bernie . Obviously, in a Trump (as Repub candidate) and Sanders contest, Bernie loses (hopefully). Yes, if the Repubs cheated Trump out of the nomination by taking over the convention, he could run as an independent or start a third party, but his chances of winning would not be as strong under such circumstances. Among others, he would lose the die-hard party types who are willing to defy the establishment to an extent, but would not desert party completely.

    I would rather see Hillary than Bernie in the WH any day of the week. As Admin said in a post a few weeks ago, we need Hillary to win the Dim nomination .

  • lorac

    foxy, I guess you were able to get to that 11:11 website, but Norton said it had malware….

  • lorac

    Everyone is so happy that El Chapo was caught (and now we want him here so our taxes can pay to imprison him), but I’m not sure it’s such a big deal. He has a huge system set up, and someone will step up (or win a bloody battle) to take over, someone in his ranks. So it seems his business will still continue….

  • lorac

    Foxy, that poll is in New Hampshire and he’s from the northeast himself. I think it’s name recognition. I don’t think he can lead her like that in most states.

    Although, IF it’s true about her health issues (and it seems like Huma’s revealed email suggests it is), and IF the FBI is really going to hammer her, I don’t even know why she is running. She has to be under incredible stress.

  • lorac
    January 11, 2016 at 11:14 am

    foxy, I guess you were able to get to that 11:11 website, but Norton said it had malware…
    ___________________
    No problem Lorac, I do not have Norton. 😆

  • Lorac, I can’t think of anyone except maybe the Queen.
    That has more name recognition,
    Then the Clinton’s. 😀

  • S

    FYI

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/poll-political-party-identify-217562

    Gallup: Share of Democrats reaches record low

    The share of Americans identifying as Democrats dropped to a record low in 2015, according to the latest Gallup results published Monday, in the latest indication that Americans’ attachment to either political party is at or nearing historical lows.

    Overall, 42 percent over the course of the past year identified as independents, a slight drop from the 43 percent who identified as such in 2014. While Democrats maintained a small advantage over Republicans — 29 percent to 26 percent — the Democratic share is at its lowest in Gallup history.

    snip

  • S
    January 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    FYI
    _______________________
    S, A lot of us are disgusted with BOTH parties. 😡

  • S

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/germany-on-the-brink.html

    Germany on the Brink

    ON New Year’s Eve, in the shadow of Cologne’s cathedral, crowds of North African and Middle Eastern men accosted women out for the night’s festivities. They surrounded them, groped them, robbed them. Two women were reportedly raped.

    Though there were similar incidents from Hamburg to Helsinki, the authorities at first played down the assaults, lest they prove inconvenient for Angela Merkel’s policy of mass asylum for refugees.

    That delay has now cost Cologne’s police chief his job. But the German government still seems more concerned about policing restless natives — most recently through a deal with Facebook and Google to restrict anti-immigrant postings — than with policing migration. Just last week Merkel rejected a proposal to cap refugee admissions (which topped one million last year) at 200,000 in 2016.

    The underlying controversy here is not a new one. For decades conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic have warned that Europe’s generous immigration policies, often pursued in defiance of ordinary Europeans’ wishes, threaten to destabilize the continent.

    The conservatives have made important points about the difficulty of assimilation, the threat of radicalization, and the likelihood of Paris-style and Cologne-style violence in European cities.

    But they have also trafficked in more apocalyptic predictions — fears of a “Eurabia,” of mass Islamification — that were somewhat harder to credit. Until recently, Europe’s assimilation challenge looked unpleasant but not insurmountable, and the likelihood of Yugoslavian-style balkanization relatively remote.

    With the current migration, though, we’re in uncharted territory. The issue isn’t just that immigrants are arriving in the hundreds of thousands rather than the tens of thousands. It’s that a huge proportion of them are teenage and twentysomething men.

    In Sweden, for instance, which like Germany has had an open door, 71 percent of all asylum applicants in 2015 were men. Among the mostly-late-teenage category of “unaccompanied minors,” as Valerie Hudson points out in an important essay for Politico,” the ratios were even more skewed: “11.3 boys for every one girl.”

    As Hudson notes, these trends have immediate implications for civil order — young men are, well, young men; societies with skewed sex ratios tend to be unstable; and many of these men carry assumptions about women’s roles that are diametrically opposed to the values of contemporary Europe

    But there’s also a longer term issue, beyond the need to persuade new arrivals that — to quote from a Norwegian curriculum for migrants — in Europe “to force someone into sex is not permitted.”

    When immigration proceeds at a steady but modest clip, deep change comes slowly, and there’s time for assimilation to do its work. That’s why the Muslim population in Europe has been growing only at one percentage point a decade; it’s why many of the Turkish and North African immigrants who arrived in Germany and France decades ago are reasonably Europeanized today.

    But if you add a million (or millions) of people, most of them young men, in one short period, you get a very different kind of shift.

    In the German case the important number here isn’t the country’s total population, currently 82 million. It’s the twentysomething population, which was less than 10 million in 2013 (and of course already included many immigrants). In that cohort and every cohort afterward, the current influx could have a transformative effect.

    How transformative depends on whether these men eventually find a way to bring brides and families to Europe as well. In terms of immediate civil peace, family formation or unification offers promise, since men with wives and children are less likely to grope revelers or graffiti synagogues or seek the solidarity of radicalism.

    But it could also double or treble this migration’s demographic impact, pushing Germany toward a possible future in which half the under-40 population would consist of Middle Eastern and North African immigrants and their children.

    If you believe that an aging, secularized, heretofore-mostly-homogeneous society is likely to peacefully absorb a migration of that size and scale of cultural difference, then you have a bright future as a spokesman for the current German government.

    You’re also a fool. Such a transformation promises increasing polarization among natives and new arrivals alike. It threatens not just a spike in terrorism but a rebirth of 1930s-style political violence. The still-imaginary France Michel Houellebecq conjured up in his novel “Submission,” in which nativists and Islamists brawl in the streets, would have a very good chance of being realized in the German future.

    This need not happen. But prudence requires doing everything possible to prevent it. That means closing Germany’s borders to new arrivals for the time being. It means beginning an orderly deportation process for able-bodied young men. It means giving up the fond illusion that Germany’s past sins can be absolved with a reckless humanitarianism in the present

    It means that Angela Merkel must go — so that her country, and the continent it bestrides, can avoid paying too high a price for her high-minded folly.

  • S

    you got that right foxy…more reason to give a 4 year respite to an outsider who owes no parties anything and can make changes without the strangulation of party insiders and debts owed to fundraisers…

    the more news that comes out the more astounding stupid and DANGEROUS the policies of O become…they absolutely cannot be allowed to continue…

  • S

    FYI

    http://time.com/4059030/republican-primary-calendar-2016-nomination-convention/#4059030/republican-primary-calendar-2016-nomination-convention/

    Here’s your guide to the 2016 Republican Nomination:

    Delegates to the convention: 2,470*

    Delegates needed to win the nomination (50%+1): 1,236*

    How many delegates does each state get?

  • holdthemaccountable

    S – this from a PA publisher mobile.philly.com. I’m going to see that naïve friends get this as it is not cut and dried:
    [Nationwide] the party will have 2,470 delegates. A candidate needs 1,236 to win.
    Pennsylvania has 71 delegates, including 54 divided among the state’s 18 congressional districts.
    Party rules say that the 54 district delegates can support any candidate, but that the at-large delegates must vote on the first ballot for the winner of the Pennsylvania primary, no matter what they think of the candidate.
    After that first ballot, they can then support any candidate

    FOR EMPHASIS: District Delegates can support any candidate. At Large delegates must vote with people FIRST VOTE ONLY.

    Treacherous.

  • Mormaer

    S
    January 11, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    The NYT just wrote a bunch of pseudo-intellectual horse shit and endorsed Trump. They are saying Germany must do what Trump says must be done here. The Times are actually harsher than Trump. Scott Adams wrote last week on his Dilbert blog that “the Turn” would come in the media when Trump’s persuasion techniques start working on them too. I think lucky Trump has world events working on his side plus being a rational pragmatic thinker and persuader. And the “value” of Germany, really all of Europe, is sinking. Real estate, stocks, etc are not worth as much because it is becoming unstable and well, I hate to say it, a dump. Pockets of it aren’t but you have to zig zag around to avoid the slums which is not so fun and slums bleed social problems into stable and prosperous areas essentially everywhere is a slum. So Merkel has turned Germany into a shrinking value, unstable, dump. That is not allowed. Or not this quickly anyway.

  • gonzotx

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/01/10/syrian-refugee-state-of-the-union-address-guest-of-first-lady/78523490/

    Probably a pregnant beautiful woman with a face of an angel…wearing a lightly placed silk scarf of red, white, and blue, that only kisses her head…and a Madonna smile lingering on her exquisite sun kissed lips.

    What an idiot….

  • jbstonesfan

    Nice video of Bowie. A true original, may he rest in peace.

  • S

    both parties are as cynical as each other

    holdthemaccountable

    January 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Holdthem…it makes you wonder why they even need ‘people’ to vote if they can manipulate the votes anyway…

    in 2008 when we really got screwed over at the convention I thought gee, at least the republicans don’t have all this “funny business with more delegates for minorities, easily gamed caucuses…threatening people and busing in who knows who..on and on…

    guess the rigged voting machines aren’t enough for both parties…

    but since Romney the repubs changed their game plan and now their system is just as bad as “ours”

    no fan of Frum, this article is long but tries to point out some of the inner manipulations now going on within the repub party…geesh…to read the article really makes one wonder why they need the American people at all…

    for example, they had about 8 wealthly donors that made up all of Bush’s millions and millions and they thought the would go repub-light on immigration and win with him…

    both parties had their arrogant game plans and felt so confident…all up until Donald Trump showed up and started letting all the genies out of the bottle and telling all the hidden secrets to the American people…like a pied piper who appeared to save the people from their certain deaths…as in the middle class…

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/the-great-republican-revolt/419118/

  • TheRock

    foxyladi14
    January 11, 2016 at 11:07 am
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    Awesome catch, foxy!

    There was only one good thing about Gaddafi. He recognized that Africa is a bastion of wealth coveted by every society in the world. He also recognized that the Euro, the dollar and the currencies of Asia are not based on any standard. Around his death, he was rallying the other African nations to the mindset of a similar currency as the Euro, only based on the natural resources of Africa. He knew that a stable currency like that could change the world as we know it. It would give the world a true second reserve currency that could finally challenge the dollar. That alone would lift the continent out of the third world.

    But the forces that drive the status quo, the forces of globalization, had been conspiratorially blamed for his death. In Africa, we suspected that his death was nefarious. The article you posted suggests that his demise was actually the result of a bigger plot.

    Hillary 2016?

  • Shadowfax

    El Chapo needs to get Jeffrey Dahmered.

  • S

    Mormaer…most of the ‘logic’ in that article is what everyday, hardworking people are thinking…yes maybe there is some, in your words, “pseudo-intellectual horse shit and endorsed Trump”

    but to any common sense person it is freaking common sense

    and I think most Americans do not want Germany’s stupidity repeated here…

    we do not want to be force fed millions of young, hormonal guys coming here with their homeland habits and intentions…and then we have to financially support them when they get here to embark on their feeding frenzies…

  • Mormaer

    S
    January 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm
    …but to any common sense person it is freaking common sense

    Yep that is my point. The NYT has to intellectualize (rationalize or “get in the weeds”) for for the obvious. It isn’t complicated. But to appear smart to their readers who want to look smart they go statistical. Cause and effect. Illiterate male peasants who are excess population from a violent and backward culture (Islam) are not going to be docile worker bees working for peanuts that Merkel and her Board of Industry thought. One of the primary tenets of Islam is their superiority and they are to have others work for THEM or at least provide something to steal. Merkel’s and et al stupidity, ignorance, and greed for cheapo labour (with some collateral damage but they don’t care until caught at it) is biting them.

  • Tony Stark

    The NY Times is now forced to explain the obvious to its readers who have drunk the progressives’ kool aid and are now seriously brain damaged.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/germany-on-the-brink.html

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    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

  • wbboei

    https://youtu.be/CFx5gRLebMQ
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    A world chess champion plants a size twelve shoe right up Obama’s ass where it belongs. He sneers at the suggestion that Obama can do anything to change, forestall or avoid the great reckoning which lies ahead–other than cut and run like the coward he (Obama) most certainly is.