Hiroshima And Nagasaki: The Moment #Resistance Dims Will Light Up And Bow To @RealDonaldTrump

As we end President Trump first term week 2 – Obama Dimocrats are all hyper crazy all the hyper time now with their ceaseless, senseless, tactical tricks against President Trump. This Dim crazy has left politics behind and entered the realm of psychiatry. Will it ever stop? Yes. We know how and when the Dims’ “Resistance” madness will end.

The madness of the Obama Dimocrats will end only after the second nuclear bomb drops down on their heads. This nuclear bomb(s) we speak of is not the “nuclear option” Republicans might use to confirm President Trump’s first Supreme Court Justice. This nuclear bomb we speak of is not imminent. But the double nuclear bomb attack against the Obama Dimocrat Party is coming like a terrible swift sword. We explain below.

Consider the madness that seized the Japanese people in the 1930s. Japan’s military leaders, political leaders, royal family, and much of the population went collectively insane. The madness continued from expansion, invasions, and several months of some success. Then in quick succession – Pearl Harbor, Midway, MacArthur’s return to the Philippines, island hopping, Okinawa, and then the beginning of the American attacks on the Japanese home islands.

The Japanese people, military hierarchy, political establishment, and Emperor, remained defiant through every defeat and the pending invasion of the homeland itself. Then came the sky blistering nuclear attack on Hiroshima. Nothing changed. The Japanese population and establishment remained defiant.

Then came the second nuclear barbecue of the city of Nagasaki. Only then, only then, did the Emperor, for the first time ever, address his people and declare the singular path whereby Japan could survive was by “enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable.”



Think about all that. All that suffering, all the future of suffering, all the present suffering, yet the collective madness was unabated as the Japanese people dug ditches around their towns and prepared for house-to-house fighting against the American might. It was only after contemplating the nuclear destruction of Kyoto, Tokyo, and every city and industrial center was inevitable that the madness abated and the Japanese people collectively returned to their senses.

It took all that for the Japanese people to accept reality and the shattering of their delusions. That’s why we are not surprised at the madness exhibited these days by Obama Dimocrats. It will take the political equivalent of nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki for Obama Dimocrats to accept reality.

The madness of the Obama Dimocrats took years to fully develop. We charted the course of the insanity in our long running series “Mistake In ’08” and “Situation Comedy“. Like the Japanese people in the 1930s the Democratic Party by 2008 was seized with a delusion, fueled with Hopium and deluded dreams of a permanent majority, based on racist delusions about minorities and white people. Defeat after defeat, which started in 2009 and continued through 2014, and then the cataclysm of November 2016 has not brought the Democrats to elusive sanity. We know when the madness will break.

For the present everyone on the left, right, and center, should understand that the leftist Obama Dimocrat insanity will continue unabated. Indeed, our diagnosis indicates that the fever swamps will only continue to grow, the madness will be ever more stark, and that we have not yet witnessed the Obama Dimocrat peak crazy. Evidence?

Only an insane collective injected with mind-bending Hopium would have re-elected Nancy Pelosi to the House minority leadership after yet another defeat; only an insane crew would have New Yorker Chuckie Schumer lead the Senate minority after another New Yorker just lost the fight for national leadership; only an insane clown posse would consider a black Muslim to chair their party after an election that featured the loss of senior citizens, white women, and the white working class – all of which once not so long ago were the foundation rock of the winning Democratic Party.

So when will the fever of madness break? It’s going to take a long while.

Before we continue with our diagnosis, and tell you when the Obama Dimocrats will face the Hiroshima and Nagasaki that will force them back to reality, let’s look at some of the symptoms exhibited by the patient.

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The Obama Dimocrats in the U.S. Senate refuse to meet with President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Do they really think this helps them? Do they really think that their pique at the Republicans who refused to meet with Obama’s last gasp candidate somehow helps them gain high moral ground at the beginning of the eight years of Trump? Do the Obama Dimocrats even understand that their tactical ploy has already failed because of the next election?

There’s even more dumb. The latest plan not to shake germaphobe Trump’s hand at the State of the Union speech will only provide President Trump a clear visual argument of his literally reaching out to Dimocrats only to be refused. The additional scheme to load the audience at that telecast speech with people who will make President Trump “uncomfortable” is a retread of the Hillary “Mark Cuban” tactic to “unnerve” candidate Trump at the debates – which did not work. This bit of stupidity will also result in President Trump seeding the audience with mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants, as well as Latinos and law enforcement killed by Muslim terrorists.

The left wing intelligentsia is stark raving mad too. There are those who crave their destruction and don’t “fear” the nuclear option the Republican senate will deploy if that is what it takes to confirm President Trump’s first Supreme Court Justice. Somehow these geniuses don’t understand that the earlier in President Trump’s term that the nuclear option is deployed the longer President Trump and the Republicans will have the advantage to force through their agenda. But Obama Dimocrats are so crazed they want to force a fight at a point when they are at their weakest and President Trump is just beginning to exercise his mighty political muscles.

As one Trump-hating Obama Dimocrat observed during his Trump-hating diatribe about President Trump: It’s almost like he knows what he’s doing.” As this Trump-hater observes:

The Democratic Party faces a two-headed problem. Its base doesn’t trust its leadership, and so when the leadership says this isn’t the hill to die on, they suspect betrayal. But that same base is too inefficiently distributed to win a close national election. The Democrats have to find ways to expand their coalition while simultaneously convincing their base that they can be trusted.

Whether by instinct or through good advice, Trump has hit on a perfect move to frustrate that goal.

Obama Dimocrats should acknowledge that indeed, President Trump does know what he is doing. Some Trump-haters even understand that the Obama Dimocrats have destroyed themselves by moving beyond the left into the abyss of political psychiatric lunacy:

This is right now the key division in the Democratic Party. The activist left, emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s failure, wants Schumer and company to look weak so politicians more allergic to compromise can replace them. They are joined in this effort by less-crafty new arrivals to the Party, folks who have never much cared for serious politics but are disgusted by Trump’s win.

Together, they want more protests, more fights, more disruption. They’re looking to break stuff, and for some that is an end in itself.

The Obama Dimocrats, like the Japanese in the 1930s, have lost their collective minds.

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So back to our diagnosis as we track the course of the insanity that afflicts Obama Dimocrats. When will this feverish madness end?

Some on the right foolishly and mistakenly believe the madness will break during the Supreme Court confirmation fight for soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch. Some on the right, not understanding Obama Dimocrats, foolishly don’t understand the political battle as they concoct wild theories about why the filibuster won’t be deployed against soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch. These are dangerous delusions. The left is not even near full madness.

Is there a chance that Obama Dimocrats will come to peace, sit down amongst themselves, make a rational assessment of their “Mistake in ’08” and devise a return to the FDR political party before the Obama collective madness? No, the fever madness will rise to levels not seen since Fort Sumter. To continue with our World War II Pacific Theater terminology to diagnose the present phase of the collective malady of today’s Obama Dimocrats, this period of our history is akin to the “island hopping” course of the war, which culminated in the invasion of Okinawa.

The Obama Dimocrat fever madness will reach it’s peak when President Trump nominates his second Supreme Court pick which replaces one of the left-wingers on the court or Justice Kennedy, the “swing” vote on the high court. At this point Obama Dimocrats will be horror movie “walking dead” level characters completely detached from anything which can be described as “reality” even in the quanta universe.

Once the second Supreme Court Justice is on the high court, and Republicans dominate the high court 6-3, will the Obama Dimocrat madness stabilize and the trip to sanity begin? No. This, to return to our World War II Pacific Theater terminology, will be the Hiroshima bomb that begins to tear through the matrix of Obama Dimocrat madness. It will only be the beginning of the end.

Still the madness will persist. The delusions will not be shattered. The commitment to “Resistance” will continue unabated.

Then, and only then, will the Nagasaki bomb drop and the radioactive mushroom cloud of reality will kill the Obama Dimocrat madness.

What is that Nagasaki bomb that breaks the “Resistance” much like the Japanese resistance was broken? The 2018 elections. Only after Obama Dimocrats, after the November 2018 congressional elections, wake up to see the devastation of what their Obama madness has wrought will the fever break. Only then.

Only after the Supreme Court has 6 or 7 Republican Justices, all young, prepared to remain on the court for decade after decade after decade – only after Republicans maintain control of governorships and state legislatures and continue to make inroads into municipal governments, – only after the House of Representatives continues to grow its Republican majorities, – only after the 2018 elections result in well over 60 Republican senators, – will the Obama Dimocrat fever of madness break. Only then. That will be Nagasaki. That will be when the “Mistake in ’08” will be acknowledged even in the padded cells of the DNC.

Then, and only then, will Obama Dimocrats return to sanity. Then, and only then, will they have to acknowledge how correct our analysis has been since 2007. Then, and only then, will they wake up surrounded by ashes, to endure the unendurable and suffer what is unsufferable – the return to sanity from the Obama years.

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191 thoughts on “Hiroshima And Nagasaki: The Moment #Resistance Dims Will Light Up And Bow To @RealDonaldTrump

  1. http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-02-02/democrats-permanent-outrage-at-donald-trump

    The Party of Outrage

    Democrats can barely keep up with their problems with Trump, raising some to wonder if their perpetual opposition is undermining a more focused message. [snip]

    In the frenzied opening days of the rebellious Trump era, top leaders in the Democratic Party have taken a posture of relentless, immovable, caustic opposition – assailing the commander in chief at every turn and often employing extreme rhetoric to punctuate its impact. It is a cold-blooded approach that’s required for this precarious moment, they say, given the severe changes Trump is attempting on everything from how the U.S. should deliver health care to who should be allowed to become an American citizen.

    But there’s a risk in outright, perpetual obstruction as well and it’s simmering below the surface in conversations between Democratic lawmakers, leaders and strategists as the party debates the most effective path forward: If Democrats protest everything with hair-on-fire outrage, will anything end up sticking with the American public beyond their infinite indignity? If they cry wolf every 12 hours, will the effect of their urgency wane over time? Instead of presenting an alternative vision, will they end up looking simply like a party of outrage? [snip]

    Whether intended or accidental, Trump’s barrage of initiatives is thus far, by sheer volume and audacity, having the effect of confusing and overwhelming his opponents,” said Benjamin Ginsberg, a political scientist at John Hopkins University. [snip]

    Friday marks the 14th day of Trump’s presidency.

  2. Here’s a glimpse into total Kookdom:

    http://theweek.com/articles/677609/republicans-must-impeach-president-trump

    Republicans: You must impeach President Trump

    Donald Trump has only been president for two weeks. In that time, he has created untold chaos with hyper-aggressive use of executive authority, and seriously destabilized relations with several nations, including at least one very close ally, Australia. He’s unstable, incompetent, and a clear and present danger to the security of the United States and the world.

    Donald Trump must be impeached and removed from office. Not because his policy is bad, though that is very true, but because he is so erratic and unstable as to be a threat to all life on Earth. And it will be up to Congressional Republicans to do it. [snip]

    I wrote many articles predicting that Trump was a racist and an incipient fascist, that he would be the worst president in American history, and on and on. But I did not think it would get quite so bad this fast. [snip]

    The man is quite literally a threat to human life on this planet. He has to go.

    This is from a respected “journalist” on the left.

  3. This is from a respected “journalist” on the left and this is what passes for rationality on the left as opposed to the acknowledged kooks of Kookdom:

    http://theweek.com/articles/677606/fairytale-impeaching-trump

    Is it already time to impeach President Trump? After two weeks of bizarre, vindictive, impulsive, reckless, quasi-dictatorial behavior and statements by the president, increasing numbers of observers are insisting that he’s bound to be removed from office, either impeached under Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, or deemed unfit to serve under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. [snip]

    It’s important to recognize this reality — because it’s our reality, the country’s reality, the world’s reality. Of course Trump may not finish out his term as president. He’s 70 years old and overweight. He could suffer a heart attack or stroke. He could be assassinated. But Congress removing him from office? That just isn’t going to happen — at least anytime soon.

  4. “President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order suffered its most severe legal blow to date Friday, as a federal judge in Seattle blocked the impact of the directive nationwide.

    U.S. District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the attorneys general of Washington state and Minnesota on a lawsuit they brought seeking to overturn the order limiting travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-travel-ban-legal-win-234634

    How does a ruling by Fed. Judge in Seattle have nationwide impact?? Also how does a Fed Judge in Seattle, talking shit, have any effect on any person prior to entering the US; ie. passing thru immigration?

  5. Big Media is likely perplexed as to motive:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/terrorist-in-france-identified-as-29-year-old-egyptian-immigrant/

    Terrorist In France Identified: 29-Year-Old Egyptian Immigrant – Abdullah Reda Refaei al-Hamamy

    The terrorist who attacked French soldiers on Friday in Paris at the Lourve has been identified as a 29-year-old Abdullah Reda Refaei al-Hamamy, an Egyptian immigrant who just entered the country last month.

    French President François Hollande said was clearly an act of terrorism and was linked to the wave of terrorism that France has been experiencing over the last couple of years.

    From The Telegraph:

    French soldiers shot and critically wounded a man who shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he attacked them with a machete on Friday at the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum.

    Police sources said the attacker was a 29-year-old with Egyptian identity papers who arrived in France last month. He was reportedly identified on Friday night as Abdullah Reda Refaei al-Hamamy.

  6. SHV, this from the same article:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-travel-ban-legal-win-234634

    The courtroom defeat for the Trump White House came just hours after Justice Department lawyers scored their first notable victory in the legal war over the executive order, persuading a judge in Boston to allow the expiration of a restraining order against the travel ban.

    The 21-page decision from U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton was a preliminary one, but the White House is sure to tout the ruling as a counterpoint to the series of hostile decisions from Robart and other judges.

    One of those early court orders was issued early Sunday by two of Gorton’s colleagues on the federal court in Boston, who imposed a nationwide ban on deportation and detention of travelers based on Trump’s order. Immigrant rights advocates wanted the seven-day temporary restraining order extended, but Gorton said such an extension was not warranted.

    Gorton, an appointee of President George W. Bush, said Trump’s order was entitled to deferential review from the courts.

    The President has exercised his broad authority under [the law] to suspend entry of certain aliens purportedly in order to ensure that resources are available to review screening procedures and that adequate standards are in place to protect against terrorist attacks,” the judge wrote. “Such a justification is ‘facially legitimate and bona fide.‘” [snip]

    Gorton ruled that Trump’s “order provides a reasonably conceivable state of facts [which concerns national security and] that could provide a rational basis for the classification,” the judge wrote. “Accordingly, this Court declines to encroach upon the ‘delicate policy judgment’ inherent in immigration decisions.”

    The judge also appeared dismissive of arguments that the order—focused on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries—amounts to invidious religious discrimination. Refugee-related provisions in the order “could be invoked to give preferred refugee status to a Muslim individual in a country that is predominantly Christian,” wrote the judge, who is the brother of former Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Wash.). “Nothing in [that section] compels a finding that Christians are preferred to any other group.”

  7. SHV

    Also here
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/03/federal-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-order-nationwide/

    “The ten-count lawsuit argued that President Trump’s executive order violated a host of constitutional rights and federal statutes. While this included typical claims relating to Fifth Amendment due process and equal protection, it also included what many legal scholars consider weak claims, such an insisting that the order amounts to an unconstitutional establishment of religion, and that it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
    A temporary restraining order (TRO) is one of the most extreme measures a federal court can take, often issued without full briefing, argument, and other central elements of judicial process. As such they are very rare, reserved for situations where the court cannot even go through an accelerated legal process to grant a preliminary injunction.

    Judge James L. Robart issued the order orally at the end of this afternoon’s court hearing in Seattle, declaring that the plaintiffs have a substantial likelihood of ultimately prevailing on the legal merits of the case, that without the TRO the plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm, and that issuing the TRO is in the public interest.
    The brief notation posted on the court docket after the verbal order specifies that a written order will be filed later, providing greater detail. In the meantime it is not entirely clear which of the ten counts Judge Robart—who was appointed to the bench by George W. Bush—thinks the executive order violates.
    The U.S. Department of Justice can immediately appeal this ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, though it will be difficult to do so before Judge Robart releases his written opinion. If that San Francisco-based appeals court affirms the order, then the federal government can seek an emergency stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.
    The case is Washington v. Trump, 2:17-cv-141.”

  8. Yes Admin, thank you for this post. You are right. They will not back down until five years from now. It’s gonna be a long five years. They have gone plum crazy. I had lunch with a democrat last week, who was enraged about Trump. All I said was “I don’t think it’s the end of the world.” That’s it. I didn’t dare say I voted for Trump, my instincts were such that I could not let her know. Even though she is a normal person. She looked at me with such a hard look. Like I was evil incarnate. She said that we were all doing to die because of Trump. She really believes this. And this lady is not crazy. A lot of my friends and acquaintances are pretty crazy, its the nature of the beast of the kind of work I’m in. I just accept it, as a result of being around creative people. But this gal, just thinks it is indeed the end of the world. My other friend is making me a pussy hat, because I didn’t know what to say when she asked if I wanted one. I just said yeah sure, thinking she would never get around to making one. And now it’s almost done! I’m gonna put it in my closet next to my MAGA hat that someone sent me from the Trump campaign. Trump in my opinion is doing a great job, I’m just in awe of him. But it really shows how far left that lefty hep cat Obama took the country in his hepcat smooth talking way to a bunch of moron democrats. All Trump is exhibiting is common sense but the dems have completely lost it. i still don’t know why they are mad. Trump hasn’t even really done anything that offensive yet. Still, I’ll have to burrow down even deeper now. My husband would probably lose his job if anyone found out I’m a Trump supporter. And they would probably try to get me fired or blacklisted as well. Only one person knows that I voted for Trump, and I thought I could trust her, (she is family) but even now she has me worried. I could easily see her posting something awful on Facebook about me. Such are the times we live in. Still, I am heartened that we live in a democracy. Never did I think Trump would win the election. I thought it was all sewn up for Hillary, I thought things were that corrupt, that even if he got the most electoral college votes they still wouldn’t let him win. And here he is! President Trump! Really incredible. And he’s rockin’ it. Thanks for making sense of all of this.

  9. It won’t be 5 years… Ruth can’t eat that much kale and Trump will have 2 Supremes quicker than you can say,” Stop, in the name of Love”…

  10. HTA…

    21 year old uneducated Muslim men in HS with out 14 year old daughters, what could go wrong?

    Insane in the membrane… we don’t let 21 year old American citizens go to HS with our 14 year olds for a reason…

    I am also betting the Muslim women won’t be joining…

    This will not end well

  11. Admin: a good friend of mine asked me to post this 84 second video here, in re. stemming the tide of illegal immigration.

    His email to me reads as follows:

    “Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state “I’m Donald Trump and I approve this message”

    https://www.c-span.org/video/? c4351026/c

  12. Judge James L. Robart is not the brightest bulb in the Western District of Washington.

    I know the law firm he came out of very well.

    I have friends there and have used them over the years.

    Given the case law previously discussed, that is a tall order.

    In addition, he does not understand why Trump to move as quickly as he did.

    Perhaps he will learn something in camera.

  13. Admin: a good friend of mine asked me to post this 84 second video here, in re. stemming the tide of illegal immigration.

    His email to me reads as follows:

    “Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state “I’m Donald Trump and I approve this message”

    https://www.c-span.org/video/? c4351026/c

  14. “Whether intended or accidental, Trump’s barrage of initiatives is thus far, by sheer volume and audacity, having the effect of confusing and overwhelming his opponents
    ———–
    Precisely. They cannot keep up with him. The hair on fire reaction gets tedious, and hearkens up the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.

  15. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/317894-wh-justice-dept-will-respond-to-outrageous-travel-ban-halt

    WH: Justice will file emergency respond to travel ban halt

    The White House pledged action “at the earliest possible time” to respond to a federal judge’s temporary nationwide restraining order stopping President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.

    At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate,” the late Friday statement read.

    The White House initially labeled the judge’s action an “outrageous order” but within 10 minutes had sent a second, nearly identical statement that stripped out that adjective.

    The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.

    “As the law states, ‘Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.’”

  16. Politico is part of the democrat party. They over state the nature of a temporary restraining order. It is simply a time out until we can have a hearing on the merits to sort this thing out. The question is whether ISIS will give us that time. That is an imponderable.

  17. As the law states, ‘Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.’”
    ———
    Seems pretty simple to me.

    The government needs to file a motion to set that order aside, supported by affidavits or declarations by the architects of the additional vetting program, who include the former Attorney General of the United States (Mike Mukasey:https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS727US727&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=michael+mukasey, and the former US Attorney from the Southern District of New York, and cyber terrorism expert (Rudy Guiliani), and FBI people. This Judge is over his head. Frankly, these cases should be removed to the federal courts with sitting judges who hear national security and terrorist cases. They are up to speed on this stuff. Managing partners from Lane Powell sadly are not.

  18. Only after Obama Dimocrats, after the November 2018 congressional elections, wake up to see the devastation of what their Obama madness has wrought will the fever break. Only then.
    ____________________________________________

    That was my take as well. With the assistance of their idiot Big Media megaphone, they’re going to pound this #resist garbage and riots until everyone is sick of it. Only after they lose every single congressional district except the most kook urban centers, will they look at themselves.

  19. Whether Trump has appointed a new US Attorney for the Western District of Washington–his man or his woman. And even if he has they have not been confirmed by the Senate. If not then the US Attorney appointed by Obama, Jenny Durkin would be charged with defending the President’s executive order. If its her then she would drag heels, which may explain in part, why it was granted, against the weight of authority. The judge has not read the case law on point if he thinks plaintiff is likely to prevail on the merits. And I doubt Durkin has explained it to him. I knew Jenny’s father, he looked like a chesire cat, he was a state senator with ambitions to move higher but he had the personality of Mondale. My godfather was senator magunusons campaign manager, and Maganusen was the dean of the US senate. He also served in that capacity for Martin Durkin. But not even he could make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  20. Yes, we are witnessing a gotterdamerung, and Richard Fernadez explains the why of it, brilliantly. He makes reference to Gramsci, who was the Italian communist prior to World War I, which was the forerunner to the Saul Alynski bullshit. I have referred to him here many times over the years, because he was the first of the progressives.
    ——-

    Perry de Havilland at Samizdata tries to understand why the Left stumbled so badly just when it seemed about to win it all. In 2015 the Left had the media, academe, multilateral institutions firmly in the bag. The European Union seemed forever and US Federal government appeared destined to remain in progressive hands. The words “permanent progressive majority” and the end of the white race were spoken of as accomplished fact.

    Then came Brexit and Trump in a single annus horribilis with a suddenness that defied explanation. The progressives went from dominance to defense in an instant. De Havilland has no comprehensive explanation of why the dramatic reversal took place but thinks the first sign of a Leftist stall was Gamergate in 2014, when the Arc of History started to mush and wing over.

    Looking back, it’s hard to overstate the cultural significance of GamerGate: it marked when the Left suddenly and unexpectedly lost control of social media, right at the point where the influence of social media actually started to matter. … As has often been the case in military campaigns, when one side becomes greatly overextended, they only realise they have lost the initiative when they seek to advance and experience a completely unexpected reversal: a result that may seem obvious and perhaps even inevitable to a historian looking back, but which was far from obvious to the people on the ground at the time

    “Gamergate” is described by the Washington Post article as “an online backlash against progressive influence in gaming which cannot be described neutrally in one sentence”. But a reasonable attempt might be “a series of events that turned the term ‘social justice warrior’ from a primarily positive term to an overwhelmingly negative one”.

    The progressives should have paid attention to Gamergate which foreshadowed Brexit and Trump. The triumphant advance; the same surprise and pell-mell retreat. The leftist shock comes from the seemingly inexplicable rejection of their Gramscian project after the cumulative assent of long years. Neil Munro in a Breitbart article argued that Trump’s immigration policies are stunning precisely because they reject what the Left saw a settled fact: “the claim by globalist progressives — including former President Barack Obama — that foreign people” have the right to cross borders and live where they want.

    It’s a claim they’ve advanced, in little bits and pieces, for decades. When Obama plumped for open borders, people cheered. “If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave, there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks’ — even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.”

    When the Schengen area was created people cheered.

    When Angela Merkel threw open her country to Syrian refugees Time Magazine proclaimed her Person of the Year: “the Chancellor of the Free World”.

    Yet when Trump announced his immigration policies people also cheered.

    What gives? What happened to all the previous assent. It’s like progressives complaining “you’ve taken off your clothes, what do you mean you don’t want to go all the way?” To them previous assent said open borders. So let them in.

    awakening

    The sudden qualms are mystifying. As Perry de Havilland put it: “so certain was the Left that they had won the culture war, so confident with the established media under their effective control that ‘truth’ was theirs to declare, that they gave up on any pretence of objectivity. … And so they began to maneuver with the assurance and arrogance of an army under an umbrella of complete air(wave) supremacy, a supremacy that suddenly proved to be illusory”.

    The Arc of History metaphor may explain why the apparently solid Gramscian triumph turned out to be a mirage. Consider the arc of a projectile (like an artillery shell) influenced by gravity and air resistance. It describes a path shown in the diagram below. In the beginning it’s downward slope is slight, but over time the shell’s descent steepens. Similarly the Gramscian project initially makes modest demands, because they are careful and seek gains that are easily accommodated. It’s slope is slight. But as it gains power over more institutions the Left grows bolder. The pace of “progress” quickens until near impact the progressive shell is descending almost vertically.

    Perhaps when the Gramscian enterprise reaches a critical velocity the shear viscosity of society increases to the point where it becomes a barrier. In an instant what was formerly yielding pudding becomes incredibly resistant like liquid armor. The Left hits a wall. Progressives, perplexed at this sudden change in resistance doubles down. But this makes the liquid armor even more impenetrable and they double down some more. Unable to understand it they naturally blame conspiracies.

    Though only a metaphor this may help explain why the Left “suddenly” met resistance after years of uninterrupted and seemingly irreversible assent to their program. The sales pitch was going great until the moment the Gramscians had to state the price and show the product. Then the customer looked in the box, shivered in horror and walked away.

  21. Regarding “collective madness” of the Japanese in the 1930s, that is not something original to us. There are plenty of analyses that describe the phenomenon, written by outsiders and Japanese thinkers and writers as well. Ruth Benedict in her Chrysanthemum and the Sword explored the idea back in the late 40s.

    There are others such as Here: https://books.google.com/books?id=Hi3uCwAAQBAJ&pg=PR7&lpg=PR7&dq=japan+collective+madness+in+world+war+II&source=bl&ots=ROt4-bBaZZ&sig=NS9-6V4DVIez7brUcuCh8Jr4Q2Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEsJ7l0vXRAhXLOSYKHSStCsMQ6AEIRDAJ#v=onepage&q=japan%20collective%20madness%20in%20world%20war%20II&f=false

    The notion is that Japan is such a well integrated “collective” society which cooperates very well due to homogeneity that it moves almost as one. The idea is that that very well structured society does so many things together that it sort of decided in a way to go mad collectively as well.

    This is not to simplify Japanese society, (nor the “Pacific War”). There are plenty of examples, especially in the sexual mores of the society, that western societies misunderstand the Japanese. Whereas we tend to think of the Japanese as staid, that is a mistaken notion. Ancient Japanese literature has a lot of kinky stuff and modern Japanese society is a smörgåsbord of stunning contrasts and liberal attitudes.

  22. blowme0bama
    February 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm
    Only after Obama Dimocrats, after the November 2018 congressional elections, wake up to see the devastation of what their Obama madness has wrought will the fever break. Only then.
    ____________________________________________

    That was my take as well. With the assistance of their idiot Big Media megaphone, they’re going to pound this #resist garbage and riots until everyone is sick of it. Only after they lose every single congressional district except the most kook urban centers, will they look at themselves.
    ———
    You have more faith in their ability to look themselves in the mirror and understand where they went wrong than I do.

    I think Richard Fernadez take is the more likely outcome, as follows:

    “So certain was the Left that they had won the culture war, so confident with the established media under their effective control that ‘truth’ was theirs to declare, that they gave up on any pretence of objectivity. … And so they began to maneuver with the assurance and arrogance of an army under an umbrella of complete air(wave) supremacy, a supremacy that suddenly proved to be illusory”.

    The Left hits a wall. Progressives, perplexed at this sudden change in resistance doubles down. But this makes the liquid armor even more impenetrable and they double down some more. Unable to understand it they naturally blame conspiracies.

    Though only a metaphor this may help explain why the Left “suddenly” met resistance after years of uninterrupted and seemingly irreversible assent to their program. The sales pitch was going great until the moment the Gramscians had to state the price and show the product. Then the customer looked in the box, shivered in horror and walked away.”

  23. Great – and depressing – essay. I’m ready for this all to be over *now*.

    I’m wondering if that fact that Trump is the president may stop the violence though, even if not the stomping of the feet. If he somehow makes sure that violent protesters are arrested and seriously charged, even the professional agitators might back off on the violence. And if universities find out they can lose federal funding for not controlling these agitators, maybe they will make sure to protect free speech and the violent ones won’t be able to act out.

    admin, do you think there’s a chance at least the violence could stop, if there are actual consequences for once…?

  24. Politico hedging bets:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/donald-trump-popularity-polling-234630

    Donald Trump might be more popular than you think

    Once again, there’s evidence suggesting traditional polls aren’t accurately measuring support for the president and his policies.

    Just how popular is Donald Trump? Two weeks into the new president’s term, it’s a matter of some dispute.

    Traditional phone polls that use live interviewers — including some of the most trusted polls in politics and media — report limited support for Trump and the controversial executive orders he’s signed. But automated phone and Internet-based surveys tell a different story. Once the element of anonymity is added, the president’s approval ratings suddenly look a lot better.

    It’s reigniting the campaign debate over whether pollsters are accurately measuring Trump’s popularity — or the breadth of support for his policies. The White House is already seizing on the issue, and forcefully pushing back against the early narrative that the president is suffering from historically bad polling numbers.

    At Friday’s White House press briefing, when asked to comment on a newly-released CBS News poll — conducted by live interviewers — which put Trump’s approval rating at only 40 percent, press secretary Sean Spicer was ready with an alternate data point.

    “I think there’s also a Rasmussen poll that showed he had a 51-percent approval rating,” Spicer replied sharply.

    In referring to an automated poll that put the president’s popularity in the black, Spicer actually understated Trump’s level of support. According to Rasmussen Reports’ most recent survey released Friday, 54 percent of likely voters approved of the president’s job performance.

    The debate is a flashback to last fall’s election — in which Trump ran ahead of his poll numbers, particularly in the Upper Midwest states that propelled him to victory. And just like during the campaign season, there’s evidence suggesting that Americans may be less willing to admit they support the president and his actions if they are talking to another person on the phone, compared to polls completed with the anonymity of the internet or an automated phone interface.

    “I think you’re getting two things,” said John McLaughlin, a Republican pollster who worked for Trump during the campaign. “One, the online surveys, people are more likely to put in an honest answer because they’re not speaking to a human being.”

    McLaughlin notes there are other differences. Some polls, like Rasmussen Reports, survey likely voters, though it isn’t clear in which election the respondents are likely to vote. The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll is conducted among registered voters, while Gallup and CNN/ORC survey all adults.

    Generally, polls of all adults are more Democratic-leaning, while likely-voter polls tilt more toward Republicans. Self-identified Republicans have been more likely to turn out in recent elections than their counterparts in the other party.

    The disparities between modes of polling are hard to miss. Majorities of Americans in Gallup, CBS News and CNN/ORC polls — all live-interviewer— released this week disapprove of both Trump’s order temporarily banning citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and the indefinite suspension of the U.S.’s Syrian refugee program. The president’s approval ratings are underwater in all of them, and two of the polls report a majority disapproves of Trump’s performance to date.

    Those results differ from other polls utilizing newer, more anonymous methodologies. Polls conducted over the internet from Reuters/Ipsos and Huffington Post/YouGov indicate, on balance, support for these initiatives is modestly higher among Americans than opposition. A Rasmussen Reports survey, conducted via automated telephone calls, pegs support for the order at 52 percent among likely voters, with 43 percent opposed. The Democratic automated-phone pollster Public Policy Polling finds opposition to the ban (49 percent) only marginally greater than support for it (47 percent) among registered voters.

    Trump’s average approval rating in live-caller surveys is only 41 percent, with 49 percent disapproving. But averaging together the five most recent internet or automated phone calls yields a 48-percent approval rating for Trump, with 46 percent disapproval.

    This week’s POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted over the internet, was among the most positive for Trump: 49 percent of registered voters approved of his job performance, while only 41 percent disapproved.

    Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer, acknowledged that the poll’s online methodology could explain why it showed Trump in better shape than other, live-interview surveys.

    “There could be a mode effect at play like there was during the election,” Dropp said.

    Throughout the campaign, researchers studied whether “shy Trump” voters — people who intended to vote for Trump but didn’t want to admit it to pollsters — existed, and whether they could tip the race to the New York businessman. A study from POLITICO and Morning Consult in October of last year showed only a slight difference between voters interviewed online and over the phone.

    The presence of a live interviewer on the other end of the phone line isn’t the only difference between the surveys. Each of the polls uses different question wording that may contribute to the differences between them — with Rasmussen’s invoking of keeping out “individuals who are terrorist threats” perhaps leading to the strongest support measured by the polls thus far.

    So far, polling on the performance of the nascent Trump administration is limited. And there are only a handful of readings for the most controversial of Trump’s actions thus far: the immigration and refugee order issued just last Friday.

    But the president’s first two weeks in the White House raise questions about whether Trump is better viewed than traditional measures indicate — and whether the hard edge of some of his provocative stances and statements will make it difficult to accurately gauge his support right up until his likely reelection bid in 2020.

    Pollsters are already studying the emerging phenomenon, though there’s no consensus yet on whether social-desirability bias — respondents’ reticence to express support for Trump because they believe he is viewed negatively by others — is the main driver.

    For now, the polling gap provides talking points for all sides.

    “The president understands this is a marathon, not a sprint,” Spicer said at his Friday press briefing. “As he continues to get people back to work [and] protect this country, I think the poll numbers will act in accord.”

  25. Lorac, the violence will escalate.

    To the crazed left the arrests will only be proof of how correct they are that President Trump is a fascist which of course will mean they need to “up” the #resistance. It’s a vicious circle.

    Unfortunately, for the left, the crazier they get the more they will alienate the political center.

    Read the article by Newell which calls for an intelligent, strategic response to President Trump:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/democrats_need_to_be_careful_with_neil_gorsuch.html

    Senate Republicans will find themselves in the clear to do away with the filibuster with no consequence, blaming it on Democratic petulance. Neil Gorsuch will land on the Supreme Court, quickly, and in another year or so Justice Ted Cruz will enjoy swift confirmation to replace either retiring Justice Thomas or Kennedy, or dead Justice Ginsberg or Breyer. Liberals would lose the court for generations. Yes, generations. Effectively permanent loss of the Supreme Court is not a fate that liberals should be so quick to confine themselves to while a weapon against it remains on the books. [snip]

    If Trump were to nominate a Justice Cruz, or whoever else might seriously shift the balance of the court the next time, Democratic deployment of the filibuster would be more widely perceived as reasonable: an extraordinary response to an extraordinary action. That would increase the cost of nuking it. As we’ve seen this week, Republican senators such as Lisa Murkowski or Susan Collins are responsive to this cost if vocal constituents lay it squarely before them. All Democratic tactics over the next four years should be about creating political space for the likes of Murkowski, Collins, and other swayables to commit the occasional partisan apostasy. Targeted obstruction does this. Blanket obstruction does not.

    If you have no play, then the play is to not do anything stupid.

    Newell’s prescriptions are not insane. His advice at least is wise.

    Read his article then read the responses. The left is crazed. The crazy will not stop but will instead increase. Everything will lead to more escalation. The caves of Okinawa contained men more lucid than the dens of the Obama Hopium left.

  26. Like the Patriots vs the Seahawks, Boston will prevail over Seattle.

    http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/on-trial-why-trumps-immigration-ban-will-win-over-seattle-judges-nationwide-stay/

    On Trial: Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Win Over Seattle Judge’s Nationwide Order
    by Robert Barnes | 10:55 pm, February 3rd, 2017

    Opening Statement
    On Friday, a Boston federal judge issued a 21 page decision debunking the arguments against Trump’s Executive Order suspending migration from certain countries pending further review. Later that same day, a Seattle federal judge who has been making the news lately (and not usually for the most flattering of reasons), declared his oral intention to sign an order limiting some aspects of the executive order. In the courtroom, whose position is likely to ultimately win?

    Just a quick review of the two written orders can tell you which one is likely to win. The Boston judge cited a wide range of precedents for his decision in his detailed written order. The Seattle judge issued a short order devoid of almost any reference to any precedent, which is the “evidence” for lawyers on the law. Add in comments made by the Seattle judge verbally, and if any aspect of that is correct, the Seattle judge’s opinion will lose, and Trump’s position will win.

    The Evidence
    Both judges appeared to reject the position of many critics: both appeared to reject the position the First Amendment prohibits the order; both appeared to reject the position the Fifth Amendment prohibits the order; both appeared to reject the position that Congressional statutes prohibit the order. Both appeared to reject claims the order discriminated on the basis of speech or religion in any way that immigration law precludes or forbids. Instead, both agreed all that mattered is whether the laws had a “rational basis.”

    Here is where the Boston judge and the Seattle judge appeared to disagree. According to reports of what was said at oral argument in Seattle, the Seattle judge believes rational basis review requires the law-making branches of government “prove” with “facts” presented in court that their position is the correct one. As the Boston judge noted, this interpretation of the law — inviting the judicial branch to replace the elected branches of government — is directly contrary to precedent. This is why the Seattle judge’s opinion is likely to lose out ultimately, and Trump’s will prevail.

    As the Boston judge explained, the Supreme Court provided that rational basis review merely means the law “bears some fair relationship to a legitimate public purpose.” The Supreme Court made clear rational basis review “is not a license for courts to judge the wisdom, fairness or logic of legislative choices.” (Heller v. Doe by Doe, 509 U.S. 312 (1993).

    Immigration law includes a “delicate policy judgment” courts must not invade, as the Supreme Court itself said, and the Boston judge reiterated. Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982). As the Ninth Circuit reiterated, “we defer to the political branches in the immigration field.” Ruiz-Diaz v. United States, 703 F.3d 483 (9th Cir. 2012). As the Boston court noted, the order clearly and expressly relates to concern of “infiltration by foreign terrorists” from countries identified as a risk for just that without further vetting procedures put in place. Rational basis review “is not a genuine effort to determine the actual reasons for the law, nor to inquire into whether a statute actually does further the announced interest of government. All that is required is a) does a government interest exist in securing the country from terror?; and b) does the law limiting entrants purport to relate to that interest? It does not matter if the judge thinks it shouldn’t relate or won’t relate. That decision is for the lawmaker, not the law interpreter.

    The Seattle judge seemed to believe no such vetting process was “rational” unless facts showed a foreign terror incident had already successfully occurred in this country. (Even under higher levels of scrutiny, the courts have never required the evil sought to be prevented actually occur before passing law to try to prevent it from occurring in the first place.) This is second-guessing law-making decisions, not seeing whether there was a “reason” given as the “basis” for the decision, which is all rational basis review allows in our tri-partite form of government.

    Closing Argument

    Second-guessing Trump’s decision is for elections, not judges. The Supreme Court long ago rejected such second-guessing as impermissible. The Boston’s judge’s thoughtful and deliberate decision follows the precedents, as the law compels. The Seattle judge’s decision tries to substitute for the legislative branches, which the law condemns. In the ultimate outcome of these decisions, memories of Super Bowls past will prove prescient: Like the Patriots, Boston will best Seattle once again.

  27. Great read Tony Stark.

    The order of the Seattle judge can be read here: http://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015a-070d-d2c9-a55a-b72da1d30001
    There’s not much to it as the LawNewz articles states.

    We were not aware of that Ruiz-Diaz v. U.S. precedent in the 9th Circuit. That implies that the government might prevail in the liberal 9th Circuit if it asks for a stay (now that there is a written order from the Judge we suspect permission for appeal will be sought quickly, if needed.) Rational basis review arguments appear to favor the government too. So this TRO might meet a TKO if not a total KO.

    Wbboei might know this judge who issued the TRO. The judge is involved in a Black Lives Matter inspired police oversight process. The judge is a Bush appointee but hardly a law and order type judge. He appears to be more of a social justice loon who says “black lives matter” in his courtroom: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/17/james-robart-federal-judge-declares-black-lives-ma/

    It does appear that the Lawnewz article is correct that Boston will prevail over Seattle in this matter as it did in the Superbowl.

    As to this Sunday’s Superbowl, we’ll be watching the long anticipated duel to the death at the PuppyBowl XIII.

  28. Boston has had a terrorist attack.

    Seattle, and San Francisco (site of the ninth circuit) have not.

    That may be part of the reason why this Judge cannot see the forest for the trees.

    Also, I seriously doubt that they have been properly briefed on the current exigency.

    Finally, I am not sure the president was well represented in the court room.

    I do not know this Judge but I know the law firm he came out of well.

    It is reasonable to assume he is a left wing kook, looking to be promoted to the Ninth Circuit.

    And that is why plaintiff sought to file their request for injunction in his particular court room.

    There are as you know other federal district court judges in this circuit.

    There may be no Ninth Circuit left after California secedes from the union.

    We can make them a safe zone and ship all of our illegals to them, and everybody will be happy.

  29. Preference cascade. Gamergate (started in fall 2014) is one point of inflection for certain online communities which would be mostly younger people. The migrant flood (started spring 2014) from south of the border that Obama encouraged and welcomed would be another. Then the elections of November 2014 that saw Republicans gain MORE seats in Congress, governorship and state legislatures is another. The media was pounding hard on Obama’s “popularity” which appeared to be a consensus but in reality was ether. PC demanded that he was so “likeable” even if everything he did was very unpopular. Publicly he was hailed as such a great guy and privately he was regarded as a POS.

    Preference cascades cannot be stopped. Once they get rolling they can only be slowed. Which is what the media, popular culture like idiotic fashion magazines and B actors, globalists money-men tried to do. Now they are still trying but it is a rear guard action that appears more and more hopeless and hysterical. They lost the levers of executive control in November 2016 and are about to lose the judicial lever too which is selected by the executive and legislative which is already lost.

    The theory of preference cascades was developed by studying the events of the fall of communism/authoritarianism (Ceaușescu is an interesting example) in eastern Europe. The progressive/globalists are attempting a “reverse” preference cascade. It doesn’t work that way. The public has already moved on from the election of President Trump with a preference cascade having been rumbling for a couple of years, and ready for the next phase which is implementation. While the pendulum was swinging and the cascade bubbling up, Democrat progressives were congratulating themselves on Obama’s popularity which was a chimera. They believed their own propaganda. That is deadly. And they are still in shock which changes nothing.

  30. On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer Related Poem Content Details
    BY JOHN KEATS
    Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold,
    And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
    Round many western islands have I been
    Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
    Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
    That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne;
    Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
    Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
    Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
    When a new planet swims into his ken;
    Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
    He star’d at the Pacific—and all his men
    Look’d at each other with a wild surmise—
    Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
    ———-
    That is how I felt reading the latest outpouring of wisdom by that Filipino software engineer Richard Fernadez.

    It explains why the response to Trump is pathological, and likely to escalate, i.e.

    “So certain was the Left that they had won the culture war, so confident with the established media under their effective control that ‘truth’ was theirs to declare, that they gave up on any pretence of objectivity. … And so they began to maneuver with the assurance and arrogance of an army under an umbrella of complete air(wave) supremacy, a supremacy that suddenly proved to be illusory”.

    The Left hits a wall. Progressives, perplexed at this sudden change in resistance doubles down. But this makes the liquid armor even more impenetrable and they double down some more. Unable to understand it they naturally blame conspiracies.

    Though only a metaphor this may help explain why the Left “suddenly” met resistance after years of uninterrupted and seemingly irreversible assent to their program. The sales pitch was going great until the moment the Gramscians had to state the price and show the product. Then the customer looked in the box, shivered in horror and walked away.”

    If that is correct, then it will be a slow process for this nation to come back to rational views. If the transition is a peaceful one then it will come with the 2018 election, and the appointment of two more reliable conservative justices to the Supreme Court in the next two years.

    It may happen sooner, and with the current state of disarray in our intelligence agencies, particularly the NSA, which has been more focused on defeating Trump than protecting the nation, and ditto with the dark ops portion of the CIA, there could be an incident similar to what Japan experienced as a result of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Robert Openheimer lamented his role in the the development of the Atom bomb, because it created two scorpions in a bottle each with the ability to sting eachother to death. Today, there are many scorpions, and the scale of violence has been reduced to one bad guy with a suitcase screaming Allah Akbar right before he cuts loose.

    And that is why I say, this Judge Rogan, who to me looks like one of Santas elves who got drunk on egg nog and rum, missed the sleigh ride back to the north pole, and was appointed by good old W, at the suggestion of the moribund Washington State Republican Party to fill an open seat on the bench, heck of a job Brownie.

  31. Mormaer
    February 4, 2017 at 5:19 am
    Preference cascade. Gamergate (started in fall 2014) is one point of inflection for certain online communities which would be mostly younger people. The migrant flood (started spring 2014) from south of the border that Obama encouraged and welcomed would be another. Then the elections of November 2014 that saw Republicans gain MORE seats in Congress, governorship and state legislatures is another. The media was pounding hard on Obama’s “popularity” which appeared to be a consensus but in reality was ether. PC demanded that he was so “likeable” even if everything he did was very unpopular. Publicly he was hailed as such a great guy and privately he was regarded as a POS.
    ——-
    And that explains the non sequitur where Obama’s popularity was at 60% while only 30% of the public believed the nation is on the right track.

  32. I do not think that the reversals of the “progressives” is so complicated. They took over the system so that people could not win against them. Yes, they had us on a death march and people lapsed into denial or just pretended, to cope. All Trump did was open a hole in their system to give the unwilling a shot. And, such as I, they took it. One last shot before being pushed off the cliff.

    More and more will see them now. The tantrums will not work. I guess Sorfeld needs to have something to spend his money on.

  33. Rep. Steven Smith Retweeted

    Russ Hansen ‏@RussHansen51 Feb 3

    Project Veritas had a mole at Berkeley who got the riot organizers on tape and possibly implicates George Soros as the funder!”

  34. Lu4PUMA
    February 4, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The beginning of a preference cascade is when people of like mind realize after being censored, terrorized, shut up, etc that they feel the same. In communist or authoritarian regimes everyone is forced to support, or at least mouth platitudes for Dear Leader which is exactly what was done with Obama. Rather than being sent to secret prisons or a gulag, critics of Obama were attacked and shunned, denied employment, etc. It was exactly the same thing. I saw the resistance to Obama become very vocal and hostile at the border surge. Others saw it in other ways. But it started coalescing in 2014 which led to President declaring in 2015 to run. I think he saw some version of this forming also and saw his chance.

  35. 5 years would put us into the second 4 year term for Trump. Im already sick of the so called progressives after 2 weeks I don’t know how I will deal with 4 years and 50 weeks that are left.

    I already don’t watch the TV news, read newspapers or mags. I have put my FB on hold, don’t talk politics with 99% of the people I know.

  36. Full out left loons:

    https://www.thenation.com/article/why-we-support-keith-ellison-for-dnc-chair/

    Why We Support Keith Ellison for DNC Chair
    He will address the party’s—and the nation’s—crisis by aligning Democrats more closely with movements for social and economic justice.

    The Democratic Party hasn’t faced this serious a crisis of confidence and direction since the 1920s. Republicans control the White House, Congress, 33 governorships, and 67 of 98 partisan state legislative chambers nationwide. Even as Americans fill the streets demanding resistance to the extremist agenda of Donald Trump, congressional Democrats often lack the numbers for the pushback.

    The right response to this crisis is a retooling of the Democratic National Committee to align it more closely with movements for social and economic justice. The party must make the inside/outside connection that will strengthen immediate resistance to the Trump regime, while improving the long-term electoral prospects of Democrats. Keith Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is prepared to do just that. In an impressive field of contenders for the position of DNC chair—including party leaders that The Nation has often praised, like former labor secretary Tom Perez, as well as energetic newcomers like Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana—it is Ellison who combines the ideals, skills, and movement connections that will revitalize the party.

    That’s why The Nation enthusiastically endorses Ellison in the contest to lead a DNC that must repurpose itself in order to derail Trump, while at the same time speaking to young voters who won’t settle for anything less than an aggressively progressive opposition party. The job of DNC chair is to build a party that can win elections on every ballot line and in every state. But in an age when party loyalties are weakening, and when movements matter more to tens of millions of Americans than partisan labels, Ellison is ready to build an activist party. In fact, the high-energy congressman (who says he’ll quit his House seat if he wins the DNC post) is already doing that: calling for mass rallies to oppose Trump’s Muslim ban, taking part in those rallies, and then appearing on the Sunday-morning talk shows to rip discriminatory policies as un-American.

    Ellison is recognized as a pioneering political figure—the first Muslim congressman, the first African American to represent Minnesota in Washington—who has boldly opposed wars, defended civil liberties, protested racial injustice, and rallied for “$15 and a union.” His leadership bid has excited activists who have marched with him for labor rights, women’s rights, and criminal-justice reform. It has also inspired blowback from some party insiders, who gripe that Ellison is too outspoken in his support for Middle East peace, too close to Bernie Sanders (though he joined Sanders in ardently backing Hillary Clinton last summer), and too passionate in his belief that the DNC must campaign not just for candidates but for justice.

    Ellison is certainly conscientious and courageous. But he is also a disciple of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, whose disciplined approach to politics proved that principled progressives could win transformational victories. Ellison has won 16 elections since his first (as a Minnesota state legislator) in 2002. He was among the first House members to endorse Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential bid and Sanders’s 2016 campaign. He now proposes to bring this idealism and energy to a revitalized DNC—one that relies on small-dollar donations to battle big-money influence with voter mobilization and education drives in rural communities and urban centers.

    Going far left with Obama in 2008 and 2016 is what got Dimocrats into this serious a crisis of confidence and direction. So what does The Nation recommend? Why, go further and further and further left, and over the cliff.

    Full out lunacy!

  37. admin
    February 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm
    —————————–
    As Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

  38. BREAKING : UC Berkeley Loses Major Donor
    BREAKING NEWS BY AMY MORENO FEBRUARY 4, 2017

    Scott Adams, the creator of the popular comic strip Dilbert got his MBA at UC Berkeley and has remained a top donor, both in money and time.

    After the recent riots, where Democrat terrorists “Antifa” set fires, vandalized property and beat Trump supporters unconscious, Adams had pulled his funding from the troubled liberal university.

    http://truthfeed.com/breaking-uc-berkeley-loses-major-donor/50326/

  39. …a friend invited me to go to a hockey game last night…something I have not done since my college days in Boston but I thought why not…

    …while i was on my way out I caught a very short snippit on Tucker where he had a guest on discussing the temporary ban on Donald’s executive order…the man was saying that this was going to go on for years and all the way up to the Supreme Court because the ban was effecting “commerce” in the USA and while I was not listening carefully because I was on of my way out the door…he seemed to be refuting Tucker’s response and inquiry as to why our country could not control who entered our country…and the man kept going back to commerce…and where money is concerned…

    I will leave that to the legal minds here…perhaps someone can review that segment…I am only providing a very sketchy account…hope this man is wrong…

    …I will say that when I went to that hockey game, I could not help but think (albiet unrealistic) maybe we could us sports to settle the differences between the Left vs the Right…the Anarchists vs the Trumpsters…etc

    these guys were banging heads…no wonder I haven’t been to a hockey game since college…i always went for basketball…and the Boston Celtics…even when I moved to LA

  40. The NeverTrump neo-cons (NeverTrumper John Fund at NeverTrump National Review) speculate on the brilliance of President Trump as he prepares for Supreme Court Justice #2:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444571/donald-trump-supreme-court-nominees

    Donald Trump is known for his bluster and braggadocio. But he is also capable of canny and clever moves, of the kind that have propelled him forward in both business and politics. His appointment of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court is a good move that could help pay surprising dividends in the form of a second Supreme Court vacancy. [snip]

    Former Supreme Court clerks almost never speak for attribution when it comes to discussion of their former bosses, especially regarding their retirement plans. Nonetheless, a few have provided background information since Gorsuch’s name floated to the top of the Trump appointment list. “Those who know Kennedy wouldn’t at all be surprised if he retired this June. He is at the apex of a 29-year-career on the Court and has made his mark,” one former clerk told me. “In addition, it’s no secret that at age 80 he is slowing down a bit and I’d say it’s more likely than not he will leave at the end of this year’s term in June.”

    Other clerks agree. “I would put it at 50–50 that he leaves at the end of the term,” a former Kennedy clerk told the Washington Post. Senator Orrin Hatch, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, agrees that the Gorsuch appointment might convince Kennedy that his successor on the Court will be someone he respects. “He might feel like it’s time to retire, too, because he’s talked about that a few times,” Hatch told the New York Times.

    Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, all have talked about their desire to retire. Kennedy will likely leave in June 2017. Thomas will leave soon too and be replaced by a younger version who can remain on the court another 40 years. Breyer (about 79) too wants to go home and it is doubtful he will stay on the court for eight or 12 more years just to spite Presidents Trump and Pence.

    Ginsburg is in her eighties and frail, but she is a very tough lady. Ginsburg has fought off cancer (including deadly pancreatic cancer) twice and returned to work within two weeks. Still, the death of her husband and personal issues might force her off the court.

    Average age for SC retirements is at 78.7 years of age. Trump might get to appoint 5, count them, 5, Supreme Court Justices. All this is known to the D.C. scuttlebutt machine. That’s why there is so much hair-on-fire cray-cray amongst the Dims.

    From a certain perspective the Dim madness is quite logical and rational. Their lunacy stems from their acknowledgement that it is better to live in the world of madness than in the world of reality when confronted with the possibility of President Trump choosing 5 Supreme Court Justices. Count them – 5. If not 5 certainly at least 2.

    We wish all of them long life and good health, no matter what political persuasion.

  41. There is a protest out here where they are marching from West Palm Beach to Maralago Cay. It was and on-again-off-again deal and there is also a pro-Trump gathering. Just on the news now they showed it, about 2,000 people. Palm Beach County has a population of about a million people.

  42. An alternative to Starbucks and they are a veteran group and have taken Starlosersnon and said they will hire 10,000 Bets in 5 years. Hoping they he suppprt and expand and can do. Right now appear as you have to buy their coiffed beans, no national stores Indont think. But support has been great, out of lots of supply’s.
    I still want to physically protest Starbucks, just had surgery, will need to wait a few weeks.
    Not going to watch the SB either, imagine the halftime show and ads will be over the top antiTrump

    http://blog.blackriflecoffee.com/political-temper-tantrums/

  43. wbboei , I expect the 9th circuit to affirm the District Court and it will be very difficult to re-instate the travel moratorium particularly with no fast track to the Supreme Court.

  44. God this phone and its autocorrect is awful.

    Trump will find another way to stop the influx I have to believe.

    We are in a time of War.

  45. On February 3, after a hearing, the district court issued a nationwide injunction, barring the implementation of the Executive Order.

    The PDF, seven pages in length, has only the most threadbare analysis. There is one paragraph describing the procedural background, and another two paragraphs which recite the standards for granting a temporary restraining order. (As a former district court, I recognize copy-and-pasted boilerplate when I see it).

    (snip)

    There is no real analysis here. The order merely repeats the headers of Washington’s brief. Why are they likely to succeed on the merits? Who knows. Why is parens patriae a valid basis for standing here, even though courts have rejected this principle since Massachusetts v. Mellon (see Virginia v. Sebelius)? No answer. What is the limiting principle if a stated is injured when a federal action is “inflicted upon the operations and missions of [a state’s] public universities and other institutions of higher learning, as well as injury to the States’ operations, tax bases, and public funds”? No clue.

    Even in times of conflict, courts have a duty to explain their reasoning through written opinions. This falls far, far short of that standard. Further, unlike the Airport Cases, which were decided in wee hours after the executive order was issued, the court here had several days to think about these issues. Such a momentous decision warrants some analysis.

    http://joshblackman.com/blog/2017/02/04/instant-analysis-nationwide-injunction-in-washington-v-trump/

  46. I’ve been telling people for years that real diversity is about differing viewpoints, but our dominant culture just wants to make it about identity – gender, race, etc.

    The left’s greater suppression of free speech is doing nothing but stifling diversity, but because they’ve falsely defined diversity, that’s not the narrative.

    But it should be the headlines – “Left objects to diversity”….

  47. This guy is fearless. It’s only the truth – the CIA itself has a lot of murders on its hands. The left is aware of this. I wonder if they’ll ignore the truth of what he is saying, or just pretend they no longer know the truth…?

    ————————-

    WikiLeaks ‏@wikileaks 14m14 minutes ago

    Trump on US government last night:

    O’Reilly: “Putin’s a killer”
    Trump: “There are a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent?”

  48. Katica Retweeted
    Brad Studio ‏@brad_studio 1h1 hour ago

    🚨PROTEST JAPAN!🚨 HOW DARE THEY TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE! I’M SO TRIGGERED!😱 I’M YELLING IN MY SAFE SPACE ALONE! Just kidding!😎👍 #MJGA

    ——————

    Pink Lady 4 Trump ♥ ‏@pink_lady56

    Japan not taking in refugees; says it must look after its citizens first |

    Japan’s Prime Minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refuges.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/30/japan-not-taking-in-refugees-says-it-must-look-after-its-citizens-first.html

  49. Fences are going up all over Europe. Now it’s Latvia.

    ———–

    Vicky ‏@2tweetaboutit 4m4 minutes ago

    EUROPEAN FORTRESS: Baltic state completes ‘anti-migrant fence’ on RUSSIAN border

    http://shr.gs/o2r7Vwh

    @realDonaldTrump @theresa_may

    LATVIA has completed the first stages of protecting EU borders after erecting a 14-mile fence along the Russian border to stop illegal migrants entering the European Union.

    He said: “The construction was started back in 2015, and we are planning to finish it by 2019. Forty miles of the border zone was built up, and the 14-mile fence was constructed.”

  50. cont.

    The completion comes as neighbouring countries Estonia and Lithuania also vowed to significantly tighten up border controls amid fears migrants are attempting to avoid Greece by travelling through Russia instead.

  51. Vicky ‏@2tweetaboutit 9m9 minutes ago

    ‘We don’t care’: Scottish voters dismiss EU as ‘political gravy train’

    http://shr.gs/kwhVDXZ

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/763239/scottish-voters-eu-european-union-waste-of-money-nicola-sturgeon-referendum

    @theresa_may @NicolaSturgeon

    The private survey showed almost half of the electorate thought the EU was a waste of money, with most people

    more concerned about immigration and the state of the NHS rather than the nation’s place in the organisation.

    It pours cold water on the SNP claims that Scotland is being dragged out of Europe against its will.

  52. Their names sound Russian to me. Oh, wait…. lol

    —————–

    UPDATE: It would be imprudent of CTH not to point out the “TIMING” here. By nature of the relationship to the G08 oversight aspect – the recently authorized Trump operation in Yemen would have been a part of the advance briefing to this very select oversight committee. The exact same oversight committee these three brothers worked in the IT department for….

    ♦ Does the firing have any potential attachment to the outcome in Yemen?

    ♦ Exactly like Benghazi, the Washington DC cover your ass machine would never, ever allow sunlight upon such a consequential intelligence compromise. They would never allow, nor even launch, an investigation in that regard. Too dangerous.

    So you decide.

    (Via Daily Caller) Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission.

    Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/04/three-sketchy-house-intel-staffers-fired-during-probe-of-security-breach/comment-page-1/

  53. lorac
    February 5, 2017 at 2:44 am

    So who was getting the kickback? This is the way business is done in most Muslim countries. It has infiltrated the Congress to no ones surprise.

  54. Lorac

    I read the article last night and it sounded like they worked primarily for the Democrats, including DWS.andnthey all were in early 20’s, 21, 22. The Muslim brotherhood is alive and well in the WH.
    How do you get a job like that at those ages and they had sever credit issues and that is always a red flag, I guess as long as your not Muslim.

    One can only guess at how thick the swamp is. I mean think about all the leaks with phone calls, these are bureaucratic anti Trumpers and they are ingrained all over the place. Time to send them to jail, I would love to see that

  55. Appeals court denied the emergency stay.
    Ninth district, not going to win there.

    Maybe he should just do a full Monty and halt all immigration for 90 days and watch the heads spin.

    Need to go nuclear and get SCOTUS seated.

  56. What Homeland Security should do is monitor just who is coming in that would otherwise be kept out and inform the public of high risk people. And use that is court to expedite the case.

  57. I’d heard Mike Pence was doing all but one of Sunday talk shows.
    I’ve watched Chris Wallace. He had Diane Feinstein on too.
    She called Donald’s first weeks “Shock And Awe”
    🙂

  58. Roughly three weeks before the attack on 911, I flew from John Wayne Airport to Seattle with a friend of mine Sitting in the middle seat was a Brit who was with General Electric, but also was part of an elite fighting force known as the SAS, which specializes in counter terrorism, and trains with the SEALs and Israeli Special Forces. Here is the wikin on them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service. He told my friend and I that roughly twenty terrorists that the intelligence agencies had been monitoring had entered the United States, but the agencies were in a state of panic because they had lost track of them. Three weeks later 911, and my friend and I remarked about that.

    Admiral Jim Calvert, a highly decorated sub mariner was the Superintendent of Annapolis when I was there. He died fairly recently, I spoke with a former Secretary of the Navy, the man who had to fire Admiral Rickover who was the father of the nuclear program. I asked him about Jim and he said Jim was on a fast track to become Chief of Naval Operations and then something happened. He did not know what it was. Neither did I, but I had a pretty good idea. After Cronkite announced the Viet Nam war was lost, even though we were actually winning, Jim was out there on the hustings making speeches that you cannot have guns and butter to an establishment that did not want to hear it. I think it was Milton who said truth comes into the world like a bastard bringing ill will to him who wrought her. Case in point: Admiral Calvert. And it is a shame really. He was a great man and would have made a fine CNO.

    Let me connect the dots: today, based on what deep intelligence will tell you, we should be on a war time footing. But the establishment refuses to talk about it, because they do not wish to spread panic. They do not want to face a guns vs butter conundrum. Nevertheless, the country, and more so the courts need to be on a war time footing. But they are not there. It is like Roosevelt knowing that we were going to be attacked but letting it happen so he could get the nation to wake up. That is what they are now doing. Trump does not agree with that strategy. He wants to prevent the terrorist attack, rather than letting it happen and then using it as a rallying cry to change the country’s direction. Once again, this is the difference between a business man, i.e. problem solver, and a politican, i.e. a vapid publicity seeker.

    For fifty years, I have watched the Ninth Circuit defy the law of reason. Watching them handle a civil rights case, finding land where there is no land, is a common thing. They remind me of a monkey trying to fuck a football, which is a terrible thing to say, except it happens to fit. When the courts transition from peace to war, they will be the last court in the country to wake up. They routinely substitute their vision for the will of the legislators. They sit in San Francisco where the average home price is $2 million. They could not be more detached from reality, partly because they have never had to deal with it, when reality gets in your face.

    We are not on a war time footing. Given the fact that ISIS is infiltrating into this country, for sure, not for maybe, we need to be. As I have said before, it is a mistake to let quiche eating liberals decide questions of national security. They are ill equipped for the task, emotionally, politically, and background. We have national security courts who are devoting their time to less worthy causes, hearing cases involving spying on ordinary Americans by the Obama adminstration. These are the courts who know about this invasion by ISIS and are in a position to support reasonable efforts to deal with the problem. This task is not in the dna of quiche eating liberals in black robes. Forgetttaboutit.

  59. Now I’m on NBC where I’ve just seen an AARP-sponsored ad praising Donald Trump for promising to protect Social Security, and suggesting viewers call congress.
    Zippy!

  60. There is more than one way to look at this. God forbid there should ever be another 911. But if there is, and but for the intransigence of the left it could have been prevented, then that will be the final nail in the coffin of the left. That is the game of Russian roulette they are playing without realizing it.

  61. foxy, I’m hoping too that it is Yuge.

    —————-
    Chuck had new panelist Danielle Pletkas(?) born in Australia, is a panelist new to Todd.
    Chuck told her essentially that Trump blew it with Turnball who will now side with China.
    Damielle said “No no no. Australia will never turn to China.”

  62. Deplorable George ‏@LizzzT 54m54 minutes ago

    Deplorable George Retweeted Anne Marie Waters

    Third-wave feminism is a poison that has elevated all other considerations over and above those of actual women. “Anne Marie Waters” AMEN!

    ———-

    Anne Marie WatersVerified account ‏@AMDWaters

    I’ll probably lose a few friends over this one. ‘Feminism is the New Misogyny – the feminist betrayal of women’

    ————-
    http://www.annemariewaters.org/feminism-is-the-new-misogyny-the-feminist-betrayal-of-women/

    Longer article at link (talks about women’s march, transsexuals, and more) but here is the ending –

    Feminists today have decided to defer to misogynists at a time when women’s rights need immediate defence. If it isn’t Muslim immigration threatening us, we have Western misogynists who take every opportunity to blame all of the world’s problems on us (how original), and to top it off, we have a ‘feminism’ movement that has decided that bringing Islamic rape culture to the West is more important than protecting women from it. They’ve decided too to insult our bodies, demean our genitals, and hand over female private spaces to any man who wants access. As a lifelong feminist, my disgust for this behaviour, and this betrayal of women, has made even me despise the very word.

    This is occurring because when real feminists in the West achieved their goal of equal rights, they went away and got on with enjoying them. What was left behind was a vacuum that would be filled by inept whining children with no idea of the importance of what they were dealing with. All schooled in Social Justice Warriorism 101 – ‘if it ain’t white, it must be alright’ – they rode on the coattails of feminists while simultaneously destroying their legacy.

    I take no pleasure in writing any of this, but it has to be said. Third-wave feminism is a poison that has elevated all other considerations over and above those of actual women. They are the new misogynists, and an enemy to me and any woman (or man) who wants to live in a free, safe, and just society.

  63. BLM turning a page? Going to behave now?
    Black Lives Matter protesters set to intersect with Super Bowl crowds
    …”With the world media watching Houston, we wanted to show the world that we do not accept what is coming out of the White House right now,” Lewis said.
    AMONG SPEAKERS AT THE GATHERING WAS U.S. REP. AL GREEN, D-HOUSTON, WHO ECHOED LEWIS’ CALLS AGAINST TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY AND THANKED THE PRESENCE OF REPORTERS ON THE SCENE FOR DOING THEIR JOB.
    HE ALSO REMINDED THOSE GATHERED THAT THEY ARE PEACEFUL PROTESTORS AND TO BE CAUTIOUS OF INDIVIDUALS WANTING TO INCITE VIOLENCE.
    SHOWTIME: Fans pour into Houston as Super Bowl kickoff nears
    “We stand for liberty and justice for all,” Green said. “We do not stand for rock throwing.”
    The majority of signs carried by protesters, young and old, directed discontent with the president and his policies on immigration as well as his recent interaction with the justice system regarding the legality of his travel ban on Muslim immigrants.
    ACLU LEGAL OBSERVERS WERE ON THE SCENE AS WELL REMINDING PROTESTERS TO OBEY TRAFFIC LAWS AND ORDERS FROM POLICE OFFICERS AS WELL AS TO STAY ON THE SIDEWALK AND AVOID INTERACTIONS WITH TRUMP SUPPORTERS….
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/BLM-protesters-set-to-intersect-with-Super-Bowl-10909704.php

  64. I actually thought things would calm down on the streets by now, guess nothing will calm till Sessions gets confirmed.
    Really can’t be letting these criminals continue. The crack down will make it worse before it gets better but letting these fools destroy, harm others, has got to stop.
    The outright call for hostility by elected officials is mind blowing.
    Wish I had a crystal ball…

  65. Obama loved to play paddy cake with Terrorist, and he categorically refused to lift a finger when they we killing Christians.

  66. gonzotx
    February 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm
    Is that an actual quote by Putin, I like it wbb
    ——-
    Absolutely. I found it as the midpoint of the video I posted right above it.

  67. But I repeat myself . . . or rather I repeat Sir Richard:

    “So certain was the Left that they had won the culture war, so confident with the established media under their effective control that ‘truth’ was theirs to declare, that they gave up on any pretence of objectivity. … And so they began to maneuver with the assurance and arrogance of an army under an umbrella of complete air(wave) supremacy, a supremacy that suddenly proved to be illusory”.

    The Left hits a wall. Progressives, perplexed at this sudden change in resistance doubles down. But this makes the liquid armor even more impenetrable and they double down some more. Unable to understand it they naturally blame conspiracies.

    Though only a metaphor this may help explain why the Left “suddenly” met resistance after years of uninterrupted and seemingly irreversible assent to their program. The sales pitch was going great until the moment the Gramscians had to state the price and show the product. Then the customer looked in the box, shivered in horror and walked away.”

  68. The outright call for hostility by elected officials is mind blowing.
    Wish I had a crystal ball…

    When will the madness end, you ask.

    Let me answer that question with a question of my own

    When will the goul who controls the purse strings of the democrat party

    And finances murder and mayhem in this country and around the world

    —George Soros

    Be murdered in his bathtub, like the French Revolutionary Marat depicted in the famous painting by David, or

    Be brought to a war crimes tribunal in either Russia, or Hungary.

    Enabling warrants having been issued against him by those parties

    There being no statute of limitations on mass murder.

    His son, a Manhattan bon vivante, would then go into hiding.

  69. Refuse Fascism’ Group Behind Berkeley Riot Received $50k from George Soros

    Protestors BonfireAP Photo/Ben Margot

    by CHARLIE NASH5 Feb 20171,827
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    One of the far-left “anti-fascist” groups behind last week’s riot in Berkeley, Refuse Fascism, received $50,000 from a group backed by socialist billionaire George Soros, according to the Daily Caller.

    The Alliance for Global Justice, which is funded by the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation, reportedly donated $50,000 to fund Refuse Fascism, which openly brags about using violence to shut down conservative and libertarian speech.

    “While it is unclear whether those who carried out the violence were paid to do so, the benefactors of the Alliance for Global Justice — and Refuse Fascism — are listed online,” reported the Daily Caller. “According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016. One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.”

    “Other notable donors include the city of Tucson and the United Steel Workers labor union. The former gave $10,000 to AfGJ while the latter contributed $5,000,” they continued. “Charities associated with several major corporations also donated. Patagonia.org, the outdoor apparel and equipment company, gave $40,000. The Ben & Jerry Foundation, the charity associated with the ice cream maker, gave $20,000. And Lush Cosmetic gave $43,950. Another bit of irony is seen in the $5,000 contribution from the Peace Development Fund, a group that claims to support organizations that fight for human rights and social justice.”

    The group defended the violent riot at Berkeley on Facebook, which left numerous Trump supporters and fans of MILO injured and bloody, before deleting their post.

    “Dismantling police fences is not violent,” they claimed, according to the Daily Caller, ignoring the rest of the violence that occured. “And to compare preventing someone like that from speaking to the real-world violence that they perpetuate everyday is ludicrous.”

    Refuse Fascism also branded the riot as “righteous,” and encouraged more violence to shut down conservatives in a post on their website.

    “Last night, thousands of students, professors and others protested the appearance and organizing rally of Milo Yiannopoulos, a major fascist operative, shutting it down. This was righteous and much more like this is needed,” the group proclaimed. “Lets be clear: Milo Yiannopoulos is not engaging in ‘free speech.’ He is consciously spearheading the Nazification of the American University.”

    The riot started at UC Berkeley on Wednesday after protesters against Breitbart Senior Editor MILO became increasingly violent outside of his show.

    “Anti-fascists” started several fires, smashed windows and ATMs, looted downtown stores, attacked cars, and assaulted dozens of MILO fans, male and female, who they falsely accused of being “Nazis.”

    Despite the large amount of violence, numerous reports indicate that police officers refused to intervene, and only one suspect was arrested.

    UFC veteran and professional MMA fighter Jake Shields was even forced to rescue a man who was being assaulted by left-wing rioters after police allegedly refused to intervene.

    “Like fifteen people were trying to attack him and others were cheering them on,” explained Shields, who managed to successfully rescue the man, in an interview with Breitbart News. “No one helped, no one had the balls to step in, so my reaction was to run in and start picking people off.”

    “More chaos started happening, so I went up to the police and tried bringing them back, but they were just like ‘we’re not really going over there. You should just stay away.’” he continued. “I don’t know if they were taking orders from someone or if they were just being lazy. I don’t know what the situation was, but it was pathetic to watch. Our police, who are supposed to defend the citizens of Berkeley. It’s a sad scene that they would allow that.”

    The national co-coordinator for the Alliance for Global Justice, Chuck Kaufman, claimed he wasn’t aware that Refuse Fascism were involved in the riots, but defended their involvement citing the fact that numerous far-left groups joined in.

    “I wasn’t aware that Refuse Fascism was involved, but probably they were one of a whole lot of groups calling to shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’ hate speech,” said Kaufman to The Daily Caller. “AfGJ acts as fiscal sponsor for Refuse Fascism which means we process tax-deductible donations for them. As long as their use of the money falls into areas permitted for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, we don’t involve ourselves one way or the other in their program work.”

    Several celebrities and news outlets expressed support for the riot, including Hollywood director Judd Apatow, who deleted his tweet shortly after, and Fusion, who smeared MILO as a “Nazi,” before praising rioters.

    The day after, MILO’s tour bus was tracked down by “anti-fascists” and vandalized, forcing both him and his team to evacuate the premises after his location was leaked online.

    Four anti-fascists were also arrested last week after they became violent during a protest against libertarian commentator and VICE co-founder Gavin McInnes, who was speaking at New York University.

  70. Surprised Putin hasn’t infiltrated Soros inner circle
    Decided NOT to watch SB… they are going to air pro refuge commercials and then Lady Gage me will no doubt do a we are all muslims BS.. wonder if they will be doing female circumcisim live on stage, maybe throw a few gays off the top row of the stadium after a beheading or 2.

    My GB Packers aren’t in it but the 2 teams are alright with me. Obviously Patriots support Donald and that would be cool, and Atlantas kicker, has 7 kids,, lots of family still there, went to school where my daughter is a Principal in East Texas, a small, fly over area that actually, for whatever reason, seems to breed NFL players and coaches. Dak, QB for Dallas, his aunt teaches there, he has been very suppprtive of the kids, bought them uniforms, equipment, his mom died when he was in college and his aunt is his surrogate, Cowboys Jimmy Johnson coach, just interesting cause it’s definitly a very red area and still segregated mentally in many respects but there is progress, even in East Texas.

  71. I never liked obama dissing America and I dont like Trump doing it either. His response to Oreilys question about Putin and Russia and Trump says you think America is so innocent?

    Not a good answer but that being said McConnell is a turn coat and distancing himself from Trump and though I NEVER trusted him, this is not good… what a snake.

  72. New England Patriots…WINNERS!!!

    What a game…they were down 25 points and came back after half time and played their hearts out and won the game in overtime

    NEVER GIVE UP…WINNERS!!!

    BELIEVERS…Wow!

  73. They played with such heart & determination

    Such a great story…with all the negativity, polarization & hate in the air…these guys proved what they areImade up

    At half time, everyone was writing their swan song

    They forced us to believe…what a comeback

    ********

    Just like the donald…and gaga stuck to singing…no bs

  74. In a pregame intrrview Gaga was talking about how important it was to make her Italian father proud…

    He probably told her not to ruin the game for half the country and just sing her songs…

  75. wbboei
    February 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm “Let me answer that question with a question of my own

    When will the goul who controls the purse strings of the democrat party
    And finances murder and mayhem in this country and around the world

    —George Soros
    Be murdered in his bathtub, like the French Revolutionary Marat depicted in the famous painting by David, or Be brought to a war crimes tribunal in either Russia, or Hungary.”

    Can we have a vote on that? I would love to send Soros to Russia, for they will know how to thank someone like him for trying to destroy their country’s fascial well-being.

  76. Trump is a genius:

    When he has public support on an issue, such as immigration, repeal of Obama care, he moves forward on it with lightening speeed

    When he does not have public supports, he waits for events to move the public his way, and only then does he pounce on it.

    For example, he could have demanded an end to the filibuster, but instead he has appointed a strong Supreme Court candidate

    And when the dims make asses of themselves opposing him, then the public will move his way and demand an end to the filibuster

    The only mistake thus far is his appointment to the job of deputy director of the cia

    Its not the fact that she has led ran prisons and used extreme vetting that gets me

    It is the fact 2 proven that liars, i.e. Clapper (NSA) and Morrell (CIA) call this a great choice that I find deeply troubling.

  77. It won’t let me copy/paste, but around 3 pm EST today Donald Jr responded to a WSJ tweet. The WSJ said that the Falcons had a 91% chance of winning. Trump Jr. responded, “where have I seen stats like this before?” It was great lol

  78. TerryDo
    February 6, 2017 at 12:10 am
    ———
    Years ago, we were approached by Sir Peter A.

    He was a corporate raider from Australia

    He made an unsuccesful run on our company

    Sir Peter was a was a jolly good fellow

    He reminded you of Herman Goering

    But the most memorable thing about him was his apparel.

    He walked around his hotel suite in a with bathrobe

    He mistook the back of his bathrobe for toilet paper

    We did not dare laugh because he was a knight.

    He told us he paid $75,000 for that title.

    I never would have believed the Queen was that hard up for money

    Makes me wonder if there is also a market in 007 licences.

    If so that would be one way to rid the world of the scourge of Soros legally

    We could tell him to meet us in Country A

    We would tell him that Country A has a newspaper to be bought

    We would tell him that Country A has a green energy exchange to be established

    The one thing we would not tell him is that Country A has an extradition treaty with Russia

    We could then use the 007 license to deliver him to Putin

    And Putin could tell George, I will not judge you

    I will simply deliver you to God, and He will judge you.

    My job is to make sure

    And Putin can say to ugly George:

    My job is not to Judge you.

    That is God’s job.

    My job is to deliver you to him..

  79. Right on schedule:

    Deplorable Myiq2xu™ Retweeted
    KB ‏@KaraRBrown 3h3 hours ago

    ITS ABOUT RACE BECAUSE BOSTON IS A RACIST ASS CITY AND TOM BRADY SUPPORTS A RACIST PRESIDENT YOU MORONS.

  80. great photos, Brady and his family, his mom is undergoing radiation and chemo…very emoti…and photos of Donald and Melania at SB party in WPB

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4194280/Super-Bowl-Houston-Brady-Lady-Gaga.html

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

    to the idiot above who tweeted that Boston is racist bla, bla…F***off…first off the Patriots have a very diverse team and to hear the other players speak about each other …and speak about Tom…they love each other…totally devoted and like a family

    I lived in Boston for 7 years…it’s a great city

    Lorac…these people aren’t even worth our time anymore…from now on when I hear anyone near me start in on Trump and the negativity I will just stop them dead in their tracts and tell them ‘I don’t want to hear it…end of story…’

    it is getting monotonmous…

  81. …one last thing before I sign off…

    I couldn’t help thinking that the Atlanta Falcons must have felt like Hillary did on election night…

    so close and yet so far away…and then it is all over…

  82. Only the lunitic left would try and destroy a football game and their fans. It is out of control. I am no Patriots fan, but will side with them when it comes to this type of destructive labeling and hatred. I really can’t take much more of this shit.

  83. S
    February 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    …and imho…she gets extra points for wearing…and walking all night…in those shoes…
    __________________________
    Amen to that. 😀

  84. Tony Stark
    February 6, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    Little seems to be going right for them these days.
    —————-
    Its tough to adjust spending habits and outlook when suddenly abruptly and without warning, a 50 year winning streak comes to an end. And it isn’t just that, but in addition the fact that everything they do turns out wrong, every wager they make comes back snake eyes, and every talisman bleeds red.is snake eyes. They really did believe they are invincible.

    Worst of all however, they read Alynsky when they should have read Shakespeare:

    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

    Cassius, a nobleman, is speaking with his friend, Brutus, and trying to persuade him that, in the best interests of the public, Julius Caesar must be stopped from becoming monarch of Rome.

  85. We already know how the 9th will rule, their probably drinking wine and and patting themselves on the back.

    Aren’t they they most over ruled circuit?

  86. What makes Reich such a useless sack of shit, and so much like Krugman another useless sack of shit is they are contemptous to the truth, and all they care about is saying things that will please the upper crust who have been making money hand over fist through policies that loot the middle class, and feel morally superior. Perhaps in the next like the dwarf and the maniac cast off the thin vernier of academic celebrity, and pursue their true calling as butlers in the grand estates.

  87. Gonzo: I have been admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit since 1975. Like a lot of people who have been admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit I do my level best to avoid them. Over the past thirty years there have been many calls by Republicans to split that circuit, because it is too big, and too divorced from reality. But it never goes anywhere, because the RINO cannot pour piss out of a boot if it had the instructions on the bottom side. Nevertheless there is one good judge, we could ride the river with. The second one in from the left. He is the lone conservative, among 26 judges. But in my opinion he is smarter than the others, and enough of a showman to be interesting. He shakes up his liberal brethen with his libertarian views. Unlike the rest of them, he is fun. Unfortunately, he is slightly outnumbered.

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS727US727&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=ninth+circuit+judges

  88. Scholars: ‘Liberal’ reputation of 9th Circuit overblown

    By GENE JOHNSON
    Associated Press
    —————–
    Now we see the Associated Press attempting to legitimize the 9th circuit, by finding some obscure scholar who agrees with them and cannot accept the fact that he too is a liberal. This circuit is far too large, it covers Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah. And it sits in a city which is the antithesis of the culture and values of those states. It needs to be partitioned. Then we can isolate the craziness. Of course the problem will solve itself when California secedes from the Union. Now that is a cause I would be willing to contribute to.

  89. alcina
    February 6, 2017 at 9:30 am
    Only the lunitic left would try and destroy a football game and their fans. It is out of control.
    ———–
    To paraphrase George Kennan:

    Events are proceeding with dramatic precision to an end no one foresaw, but after the fact everyone agreed was inevitable.

    Except Richard foresaw it:

    The Left hits a wall.

    Progressives, perplexed at this sudden change in resistance doubles down.

    Unable to understand it they naturally blame conspiracies

    Moreover, like someone drunk on power

    When the progressive transformation gets stuck in the mud

    They do the only thing they know how to do

    Reach for more of the hair of the dog that bit them
    .

  90. If Murkowsk and Collins kill Devoss nomination, Mitch the Bitch may not punish them for undermining Trump’s agenda, but it is a pretty good bet that Trump will find 10 ways to do so. Trump needs to tell Mitch’s wife Elaine Chow to tell the old turkey buzzard I came through for you when you asked me to give your wife a cabinet position, and my coattails allowed you to maintain your job as Senate Majority Leader. And what do I get from you when I need your support? Crickets. Don’t expect me to help you ever again. When the bills you pass land on my desk the will receive the support they deserve, i.e. a pocket veto.
    ————-

    Democrats Try To Stop Betsy DeVos With A Wall Of Hot Air And Bullcrap
    Posted at 8:00 pm on February 6, 2017 by streif

    There are few things more ridiculous to watch or dangerous to be around than a progressive that is out of power. Right now the US Senate is “debating” the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education. They may very well be at it all night.

    Senate Democrats will take to the floor throughout the day and night Monday to voice their opposition to Betsy DeVos for Education secretary — a Hail Mary effort to convince one more Republican to join them so they can thwart her confirmation.

    The 24-hour marathon of speeches is expected to conclude at noon on Tuesday, when the Senate is expected to vote on DeVos’ confirmation. That vote is likely to be a 50-50 tie, with Vice President Mike Pence then taking a rare tiebreaker vote to ensure that DeVos is confirmed. If that happens, it would be the first time a vice president has needed to cast the tie-breaking vote for a Cabinet secretary.

    Their strategy is to try to convince one more GOP senator to join TEACHERS UNION TOOL, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins (R-Quislings) to kill DeVos’s nomination.

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    We will see more and more of this as the Democrats obstruct nominee after nominee and Mitch McConnell seems unwilling to extract any price from them for their recalcitrance.

  91. I hope he tells Mitch somthing like this:

    Mitch, I will talk to you slow, so you understand. I made promises to the American people and I intend to keep them. I need people on my team who can help me deliver on those promises. I have nominated Betsy to be Secretary of Education because I believe she will deliver on my promise. If you sit there like a wet blanket and let the enemy take her down, with help from your own team, then you are taking me down. You need to act like a Majority leader. Go have a little seance with your two wayward angels. Get them in line. You have ways to do that Mitch, just as I have ways to cut you off at the knees, should that become necessary.

  92. wbboei, I think Trump is going to have a problem as the left is judge shopping and even some of Bush’s appointees are ruling against the travel restrictions….

  93. jbstonesfan
    February 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    wbboei, I think Trump is going to have a problem as the left is judge shopping and even some of Bush’s appointees are ruling against the travel restrictions….
    ——–
    Yes, jb, that has been clear from the beginning.

    As you know, my preference would be to have all these cases consolidated before one of those secret courts set up under the patriot act, which have very respectable federal judges sitting on them, who were confirmed by Congress, but, and here is the important thing, have special training handling cases which involve national security. How that gets accomplished I do not know, but we do have a conflict in the circuits. Rather that sending it to the Supreme Court, which is likely to deadlock until such time as Gorsuch is approved, assuming he is, I wish the Justice Department would research that possibility. The 10th circuit judge who wrote that excellent opinion denying Obama care is one of those special judges, and unlike Rogan, whose legal justification was long as a whores dream, bare as a goats ass, understands what we are at risk, and because he has top secret clearance he could review the evidence of ISIS infiltration in camera, and weigh that, which Rogan had no idea about.

  94. Here is where the liberal judges mind get muddled. He or she say, it is better for 100 guilty men to go free, that for one innocent man be convicted. From that premise, he or she then assumes that it is better to let 1000 visitors in from a terrorist country without proper vetting, than to interdict a single terrorist with a dirty bomb.

  95. “Their strategy is to try to convince one more GOP senator to join TEACHERS UNION TOOL, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins (R-Quislings) to kill DeVos’s nomination.”
    *****
    Miss McConnell is playing usual Uni-Party games by giving a pass to two vulnerable and bought (R) Sen. but the expected 51-50 vote could go tits up if Sen. Heller gets cold feet. If that happens, Trump will not be happy with Mitch.

  96. Wbb,

    Well that worries me, if Trump could have proceeded with the special secret courts, he should have. I was expecting the top lawyers of the land to be giving him consultation and it appears that is not the case.

    He can’t be shooting from the hip, he has no friends but the American people who elected him, he has got to understand that.

  97. This WashPo clown continues the put out fake news on Trump.

    Spicer demands an apology, the clown refuses, life goes on.

    How do you break that cycle?

    The same way the do in the (Marine) Corps.

    And what the hell is that.

    GROUP PUNISHMENT.

    If you punish the entire white house press corps

    In some appropriate way

    Then peer group pressure will be directed at Rogan

    Like in that midnight scene in Full Metal Jacket

    But before you do that, you need to give him a couple warnings and let everybody know

    That is the only way to get this lying prick back on the reservation

  98. gonzotx
    February 6, 2017 at 11:24 pm
    ——–
    At this point I don’t know that this can be done.

    I am just trying to think outside the box.

    But ISIS is not only coming, it is here.

    And these Judges who are in la la land need to hear from our security people.

    Or else, we must get these cases to judges who by reason of their background and training do.

    I am not happy with the panel that will be hearingn the case.

    There is nothing in their resumes to indicate that they understand the big picture.

    And without that . . . .

  99. Jb is right. If they sit back an let the left control where the jurisdiction is laid, they are letting the enemy pick the battlefield. That is the first classic mistake in the Art of War, and it goes back to the Warring States period in China.

  100. The new mantra of the left is this:

    Trumps muslim ban raises the question are we going to be an open country that welcomes everyone or a closed society?

    The answer is simple and straightforward..

    Hey idiot wind, don’t ask me.

    You need to direct that question to the terrorist right before he kills you.

  101. Miss McConnell is playing usual Uni-Party games by giving a pass to two vulnerable and bought (R) Sen. but the expected 51-50 vote could go tits up if Sen. Heller gets cold feet. If that happens, Trump will not be happy with Mitch.
    ———
    Heller is very weak, wholly owned by his donors.

    Politics is a game of momentum.

    Trump must maintain the momentum now because after 100 days the momentum tends to shift.

    I know Mitch personally.

    He is owned by his donors and is very low energy.

    Trump needs to light a fire under his ass.

    That is the only way to keep the momentum on his side.

  102. Canada has their own BLM causing trouble, and they’re crazy

    ———————-

    Yusra Khogali and Alexandria Williams, both co-founders of Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLM TO) – the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence and police brutality”, lead the protest on Saturday, February 4, 2017 against the policy of US President Donald Trump that took place in front of the American Consulate in Toronto.

    In her short speech at the beginning of the rally, Yusra Khogali portrayed (click HERE) Canada as a country that was founded on genocide, racism and slavery implying that these policies are being implemented by the current federal government. She accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being a “liar”, “hypocrite”, “white supremacist” and “terrorist”, advising the cheering crowd not be fooled by Trudeau’s “ liberal bullshit.”

    http://en.cijnews.com/?p=188430

  103. One argument you will hear from the globalists is that more people were killed in vehicular accidents last week across the nation than were killed by terrorists all of last year. Therefore, you should not worry. The answer to that silly question can be found in three words: 911 + jihad + dirty bomb.

  104. Laura on her radio show saying Trumpettes didn’t expect pushback they got on travel band and considering tweeting….

    Doesn’t sound like Trump, sounds like Prebuis

  105. Question: who owns the RINO?

    Answer: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/06/records-soros-fund-execs-funded-paul-ryan-marco-rubio-jeb-bush-john-mccain-john-kasich-lindsey-graham-in-2016/

    Comment: do not assume this is a Faustian Pact. There the recipient of the blood money regretted giving his soul to the devil in exchange for worldly success. And he fought to get it back. Here however with these RINOs there is no similar sign of remorse.
    He who pays the piper calls the tune. (Note: there are less euphemistic ways to put it as well.)

  106. While the jackal Obama is windsurfing in Hawaii (Question: where is that fine broth of a killer shark Jaws when we need him?), we learn that secretly, oh very secretly, except for contacts at NYT who were fully aware of this, but chose not to tell), the big media beloved messiah made yet another concession in that historic agreement he made with the Mullahs who say death to America. Question: what did the jackal do, this time? Why he gave them the right to develop ICBMs capable of striking not only the state of Israel, but the continental United State as well. This was in addition to, not in liew of the $160 billion. Allah Akbar! But fear not. The UN which agrees with the Mullahs that the US is the great Satan, has restrained their natural impulse to jump on board the train, and has manifested the sort of bold leadership which has become their hallmark, by asking the Mullahs ever so politely to please not put nuclear warheads on them, because that would be conduct unbecoming a good citizen of the world.

    http://nypost.com/2017/02/06/hey-team-trump-tell-america-whats-in-the-iran-deal/

  107. gonzotx
    February 7, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    —————————————
    Good thing the Dims are lousy chess players.😆

  108. Senate GOP just broke filibuster of Sessions to become AG by Dims 52-47, so vote to confirm will be tomorrow evening.

  109. The democrats who foolishly embraced the Iranian Agreement as a milestone in the path of progress because their dearly beloved messiah told them it was a milestone in the path of progress, subject to the caveat which did not need to be spelled out because it was understood between them, i.e.ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies, may wish to explain to their brain dead supporters how a deal opening the door to nuclear attack of the United States from an adversary who is not like Russia, a bureaucratic entity which you can negotiate, but rather the most dangerous force in the world, a theocracy with Jihad death to america on its mind, is all that good for their constituents. Frankly, it smacks of the T word, i.e. treason.

  110. The Iranian deal was never about American security. The primary motive was to open Iran to Imelt and General Electric, who hope to build over 100 reactors in that country. They have grown restless watching the French and Russian companies get those contracts. Obama and Imelt had planned to visit Iran and meet with the Supreme Leader in the first year of his presidency, but the Supreme Leader told Obama to fuck off. Made me realize the Supreme Leader may not be all bad.

  111. With Sessions confirmed Onam hoping for fast action on these terrorists In-N-Out streets and the states and Universities that support them.

    I just heard Rush say that we are all Trump has, everyone, Media, Newspapers, Mags, Hollywood, Many Western governments, Democrats, or should I just call them what they are Globalists, and we can cram in most of the Republicans in that, are in full frontal attack.

    We have to stay strong and not waiver

  112. WBb I thought the same thing, where are sharks when you need them.
    This man has been on vacation for 8 years and now Mr Virgin airlines, whom I will never fly, takes him to his private island…

  113. Lol I meant to say Rush was saying what I have been saying. I usually don’t listen to him but every now and then. He repeats himself ad nauseam.
    Hate this auto spell wonder what words it will change this time.

    Actually got in a twitter war with GOT actress and supporters who were dissing Trump Sansa

    Not worth the aggravation

  114. Have you noticed?

    What is the typical response of the left, when the wolf is at the door?

    Like in a the breakdown of civil order saw at Berkeley?

    Was it the response of a hero, who protects the public, i.e. one riot one ranger?

    Or was it the response of a coward, who has no regard for public safety, i.e. if we act, the situation escalate, so we should become spectators when conservatives get the crap kicked out of us.

    If you examine the actions of the sheriff in this instance–a third wave feminist, the answer becomes obvious.

    The notation that she is a third wave muslim loving terrorist is relevant only because part of their ideology is a maniacal hatred of white males. Trust me, she has got the mark, just like the sheriff in Houston.

    If this problem of doing nothing and virtue signalling was confined to just police work that would be one thing.

    But as we all know this is also the imprimatur of the big media beloved messiah, and his state department.

    When the enemy attacks, he draws a line in the sand, and when they cross it he says its just too much trouble, and besides in the long arc of history these barbarians are simply reacting to such hot button issue as the crusades, or the excesses of Henry Clay, or the machinations of Cheney, white men all.

    Thus, in the irrefutable logic of Stalin: here we have an man. Here we have a problem. No man? No problem?? Kill all the lawyers, why yes of course. But first kill all the white men.

    Nice.

    The left is a wounded dying animal for the very reasons that Richard and others have explained. But a dying predator can be dangerous.

  115. This was true in the 80s as well. Unilateral disarmanent was their solution. It was based on the supposition that if we virtue signal to Uri Andropoff, he will virtue signal back. Unfortunately, he will do instead is see this as a sign of weakness.

  116. This is from a retired LA cop:

    On the website for the University of California campus police, there appears Chief Margo Bennett’s “Overview and Philosophy,” which includes:

    Mission: We are committed to working in partnership with our diverse campus community so together we may enhance community trust, reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and promote safety. We pledge to protect individual rights and safeguard property for our students, faculty, staff and guests. We support the University’s academic, research, and public service missions with professionalism, integrity and sensitivity.

    On the same page, Chief Bennett claims that her department seeks “to be a leader in campus law enforcement and emergency services — both by following best practices and by developing standards to which others will aspire.” She further states that her department believes in “truth and honesty” and that it aspires to hold itself accountable.

    These are worthy goals. Sadly, on Feb. 2, Chief Bennett failed at all of them.

    Clearly, individual rights were not protected and property was not safeguarded. And if Chief Bennett feels she was following “best practices” in permitting the flagrant lawlessness the world saw on the Berkeley campus that evening, I would be keen to learn what they might be. Lastly, in regards to truth and honesty, and in holding herself accountable, here too Chief Bennett failed.

    She was quoted in a Sunday Los Angeles Times story justifying her inaction against the campus mob. Taking action against the rioters, she said, would have created “a lethal, horror situation.” Then she resorted to the modern police chief’s rationalization for failing to uphold the law: “We have to do exactly what we did last night: to show tremendous restraint,” she said.

    Ah, yes, “restraint.” In other words, Chief Bennett will protect individual rights, protect property, and all the rest, just as long as doing so doesn’t require her officers to use force against people whose opinions are favored by school’s administrators and faculty.

    On the Berkeleyside website, Chief Bennett did her best to obfuscate the facts and further rationalize her inaction:

    We are getting a significant amount of criticism from outside of the East Bay area, and my only response to that is: Crowd control situations are different than a military exercise or an active shooter situation,” she said. “It’s just a different approach and a different set of tactics that you have to use in order to not escalate the situation, in order to control it. People have a hard time understanding that. I get it.

    No, she doesn’t. It’s all well and good to show restraint so as not to escalate a situation, and no police leader worthy of the term would deny it. But when a situation has already escalated to the point of vandalism, when it has already escalated to the point of physical assaults on helpless innocents, police have a duty to intervene and bring the lawless conduct to a halt

    Of course crowd-control tactics are “different than a military exercise or an active shooter situation.” But there are recognized tactics that can be employed in these situations and should have been in Berkeley. These do not involve taking shelter inside a building while rioters are rampaging just beyond the doors.

    Chief Bennett further said:

    In situations like that, we understand that if we go out and we engage — with the level of force and the presence of the trained anarchist-style protesters that were present — it will embolden the protesters and it will escalate the level of violence. And our officers exercised, I think, some very tough and extreme restraint.
    Rubbish. The people being assaulted and the owners of the property being destroyed had a right to expect the police to intervene and not be spectators to the lawlessness.

    The law authorizes officers to use force to overcome resistance, effect an arrest, and to prevent escape, and if force had been necessary to protect life and property that night, so be it. Concerns about emboldening the protesters should not weigh in the decision on whether to make an arrest when people are being pummeled before your eyes. And, just as important, experience has shown that once police engage the most violent members of a crowd, the others either flee or cease being violent.

    I have no doubt that most of the officers under Chief Bennett’s command that night were ready, able, and indeed eager to engage the anarchists who turned a peaceful protest into a riot. It’s a shame that they were so poorly led. Contrary to Chief Bennett’s claims, there was nothing unprecedented about the rioters’ tactics on the Berkeley campus last week. Black-clad malcontents have been causing trouble at protests since the 1990s, and police leaders more able than Chief Bennett have developed tactics to deal with them. She should have anticipated the reception Mr. Yiannopoulos would receive and planned accordingly, and if she couldn’t provide the leadership the job required, she should have asked for help.

    U.C. Berkeley was the cradle of the free speech movement in the 1960s. Today, it’s where free speech goes to die.

  117. Trump needs to act fast and use every possible executive privilege he can. He also needs to get Gorsuch on the bench ASAP so these cases can go before SCOTUS on an expedited basis. Hopefully Gorsuch is not another Roberts . I do believe based on what we saw today with the Education department vote requiring Pence ( Collins has always been a RINO) that McConell would need to use the nuclear option . SCOTUS is to the dems and left like Custards last stand. The question is can McConell be trusted and I think we all no the answer to that.
    Next, we need the tax breaks as that will stimulate late corporate hiring and propel the market higher. As far as repealing ACA we are losing time and momentum . Hatch is also creating problems.
    For me, the 2 most important things are getting that seat filled on my he bench and repealing ACA. The border stuff is going to be a challenge and I think Trump should modify the restrictions slightly so it can be applied to those not here already or those with hat have green cards. It’s not the best result, but better than nothing.

  118. I don’t know, JB. Trump is achieving his goals and I do not think compromising is the thing to do right now. All that stands between Trump and a global mob are the American People who elected him to do what he is doing.

    The plans the globalists have for us are made in Hell. I want Trump to fight. I wish I could help him.

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