July 31, 2017

The Morning Report 7/31/17
— Open Blogger

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Good morning kids. The last day of July and the beginning of another week. The tensions on the Korean Peninsula are ratcheted up tighter than the neck bolts on Nancy Pelosi. Something has got to give; the President doesn't strike me as one to keep on bloviating and proclaiming red lines. and the Chi-Com position is, from what we can see, distinctly unhelpful. Latest report is that the newest NorK missile has the range to now hit us mid-continent. Hold on to your kimchee.

Meanwhile, Venezuela is on the verge of societal collapse which is an issue that is in our hemisphere and very much something that we and the President should be concerned about. It should be noted that Maduro and the now-roasting-in-Hell Hugo Chavez cultivated close ties with Iran. That nation is no doubt using Venezuela as a stealth gateway to funnel terrorists north, foment terrorism and Islamization in Central and South America and at least until recently creating a military base from which to potentially lob missiles at the US. That is something that must not stand and needs to be addressed. If for no other reason than the liberation of a people who, unlike Iraqis and Afghanis, have had a history of western-style democracy. So nation salvation and not "nation-building" a la the Bush-era neocons.

As for last week's public humiliation courtesy of John McCain, I can't say that I'm surprised that Obamacare or at least some form of increased government intrusion is here to stay. But what he did and the completely classless way in which he did it is revolting. It's also confirmation that the GOP as a political party that is in synch with the will of a very large majority of the populace no longer exists. To not see otherwise is to be willfully blind. The President and his team along with a minority in congress are up against an entrenched political machine that wants its power back and all opposition crushed. Frankly, I don't see a way out of this by any normal procedural way.

The only thing that is even remotely comforting is that the Democrat Party is in absolutely zero position to take electoral advantage of this. Tone deaf knuckleheads like Pelosi, Sanders, Waters and others are tripling and quadrupling down on messaging and politics that gave them the election of PDT in the first place. So, keep f**king that chicken.

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

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1 Can't be ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:45 AM (fiGNd)

2 Well ... look who's first ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:45 AM (fiGNd)

3 Should I tell the others ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:46 AM (fiGNd)

4 Hell No !!! More for me !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:46 AM (fiGNd)

5 Think I'll just put me feet up right here ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:46 AM (fiGNd)

6 Ah yeah ... this is livin' !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:47 AM (fiGNd)

7 US Vows "Strong and Swift Response" Should Venezualan Sham Election Hasten Country's Collapse Collapse? How will we tell? Socialism: always the same promises, always the same catastrophes, always the same excuses, always the same scapegoats.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 31, 2017 01:48 AM (GJac+)

8 Heh Heh Heh ... all of them, down there, in the old thread.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:48 AM (fiGNd)

9 Meh - couldn't last forever, I guess.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 31, 2017 01:48 AM (fiGNd)

10 It sounds like Times Square has gone back to being a place you don't take the kids.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 31, 2017 01:49 AM (P8951)

11 What this country needs is a good war in South East Asia.

Posted by: Jack Dee Riper at July 31, 2017 01:49 AM (m9X4Y)

12 *elbows ScoggDog out of thread*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 31, 2017 01:50 AM (GJac+)

13 Up & at it early! Lifting the remote & turning on ESPN. Might tweet later.

Posted by: Preezy 44 at July 31, 2017 01:50 AM (bc2Lc)

14 Meanwhile Sen Schumer is worried about fast food wrappings....are they safe?????? 

Sen. Charles  Schumer is calling for an investigation into the safety of fast food packaging.

Way to go Chuckie, your right on top of things....to protect us all.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 01:52 AM (PpVBg)

15 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 01:53 AM (Qq3ZN)

16 G'mornin' Horde ! JJS, thanks for the non-gut-wrenching graphic up top !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 01:54 AM (Mcvvl)

17 Good Morning Morons;


Latest report is that the newest NorK missile has the range to now hit us mid-continent. Hold on to your kimchee.


I don't really believe that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:55 AM (mpXpK)

18 Re; Police officer shot while responding to car crash - "So far, no picture or description of the suspect has been released, nor his motive." Anyone want to check the Vegas odds line?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 01:56 AM (Qq3ZN)

19 Yes S. Korea wants to get nukes as well.  At one point we used to have nukes in S. Korea.  Maybe we should put them back.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:56 AM (mpXpK)

20 Nikki is giving the UN hell isn't she.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:57 AM (mpXpK)

21 Normally I would advocate for protecting democracy, but Venezuela's dictators have been using the US as a scapegoat for what, two decades now? The people on the opposition aren't publicly asking for our help. And just like North Korea, the only guaranteed way to get food in Venezuela is to join the army, so there's military resistance to a coup d'etat.

Posted by: pookysgirl is up too early at July 31, 2017 01:57 AM (XKZwp)

22 Chicago Tribune:  Kick the can down the road...Chicago school system buys more bonds to stave off collapse in finances. (until 2019)  Hugh cost,  500 million to be paid over 30 years....Like Venezuela, they have been on the verge of collapse for years and years...

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 01:58 AM (PpVBg)

23 TRUMP!

Posted by: MAGA at July 31, 2017 01:59 AM (Tyk2V)

24 Yes, the former Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Inspector General (IG) David Montoya gave false information and omitted key facts in a letter to Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.


So where is the 5 years and $5K for lying to congress, a felony?  Oh, pardon me, he was an Obama appointee so lying comes naturally.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 01:59 AM (mpXpK)

25 Jackass Lee is an idiot.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:00 AM (mpXpK)

26 19 Yes S. Korea wants to get nukes as well. At one point we used to have nukes in S. Korea. Maybe we should put them back. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 06:56 AM (mpXpK) Well. that would be a pickle. If we were to use a nuke to take out the NorK threat, the rubicon would be crossed, the genie out of the bottle, use your metaphor. We do have to take that regime out. I think that that can no longer be avoided. What the chess board looks like afterward is the mystery. But that nut job is itching to do something. No doubt.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:00 AM (mbhDw)

27 >>>Frankly, I don't see a way out of this by any normal procedural way. Sure there is. Eric Cantor them into oblivion. If Trump's tweets reach people by going around the media, conservatives will be less willing to just accept the shit sandwich candidates that are served up to them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:01 AM (/qEW2)

28 Basically Pelousy is blowing off all those Democrats that want her to retire because she is getting senile.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:01 AM (mpXpK)

29 And the SJWs complain because police are quick to shoot.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:02 AM (mpXpK)

30 So it's really gone that far in NYC these days, huh ? Officially immune from arrest ? Wow. We oughta start calling them "legals" or something ... seems like we are the ones who are illegal in our own #*@&ing country ... or is it ours any more ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 31, 2017 02:02 AM (Mcvvl)

31 What Venezuela needs is for the US CIA to launch a failed invasion of the country using Cuban and Venezuelan ex-patriots to go in there and restore order and liberate the good people of Venezuela. We could land them at the Bay of Goats and call the expeditionary force the The Goat Army of People's Liberation.

Posted by: Turgid Buck Skinner at July 31, 2017 02:04 AM (m9X4Y)

32 Half of that sum was earmarked to fund the creation of "civil rights landmarks" such as a large national memorial honoring the 3,445 black Americans who lost their lives at the end of lynchers' ropes from 1882-1964, plus additional memorial markers that would be situated at the various sites where those lynchings took place.



Someone had to pull that number out of their ass.  There was not anywhwere near that number of lynchings.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:05 AM (mpXpK)

33 We need to stay the heck away from Venezuela.  Not sure why anyone is talking about going in and fixing their problems. 

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 02:05 AM (0pcwX)

34 28 Basically Pelousy is blowing off all those Democrats that want her to retire because she is getting senile. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:01 AM (mpXpK) And I saw a piece that Bernie is planning on running again in 2020. Pass the popcorn. Then again, it's too bad we have no political party with which to take advantage of this. As Admiral Halsey once said, in war the side that makes fewer blunders comes out on top.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:05 AM (mbhDw)

35 33 We need to stay the heck away from Venezuela. Not sure why anyone is talking about going in and fixing their problems. Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 07:05 AM (0pcwX) Did you read my commentary up top?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:06 AM (mbhDw)

36 I can't think of a single thing I could type that would add anything of value to any of the topics of conversation this morning. I'm non plussed or something but still I wanted to say something. Just to say it. I said it.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:06 AM (sf2BM)

37 DeCommio is really screwing up NYC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:07 AM (mpXpK)

38 Motion to henceforth refer to "statements" etc. by Jackass-Lee as "braying". Seconds?

Posted by: Random [s]lurker[/s] commenter at July 31, 2017 02:07 AM (/ocGl)

39 McCain is a prime example of someone who has spent his life in DC. Is there any doubt that place is twisted and dark? Look what it produces!

Posted by: MAGA at July 31, 2017 02:07 AM (Tyk2V)

40 "So far, no picture or description of the suspect has been released, nor his motive." Anyone want to check the Vegas odds line? ______________________ He's white, with the usual assortment of ugly tattoos. Somebody had a photo of him over the weekend; might have been the Daily Mail.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 02:08 AM (gNgc6)

41 Prior to using nukes to end WWII we airdropped on a few major cities warning pamphlets of what was to come. Maybe, since we've virtually exhausted every other possibility, it's time to name the probable cities and broadcast it to the Norks. Give the people the chance to either get out of Dodge or take Phat Boi out.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 31, 2017 02:08 AM (EgwCt)

42 I hate like hell to say it, because I live in it, but New York fully deserves this if it voted for it. And it will truly deserve it if that overgrown piece of shit gets reelected - or someone similar.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:08 AM (mbhDw)

43 Holding on to your kimchee might cause, er...gastric consequences.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at July 31, 2017 02:08 AM (ul9CR)

44 Zip's place had a write up of that story. The murderer was a white guy. A tatoo artist. Allegedly a timid and meek person. Who liked guns. Had a pic of him posted holding to pistols with extended mags. Not so timidly.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:09 AM (sf2BM)

45 McCain helped DJT and hurt the RNC. The DNC would have been helped slightly if the bill had passed. DJT would have signed the bill and that would have made it hard to not bail out the Insurance Companies. The failure allowed DJT to discard Priebus and put in a retired General as chief-of-staff. Now DJT is ready to end the Korean War.

Posted by: Mudd at July 31, 2017 02:10 AM (cfHE9)

46 to = two I blame the lack of kawfee......

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:11 AM (sf2BM)

47 As Admiral Halsey once said, in war the side that makes fewer blunders comes out on top. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:05 AM (mbhDw) As someone else, possibly Sun-Tzu (my memory fails me) once said, never stop your enemy when he's making a mistake.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:11 AM (J+mig)

48 More Noos.  Today is  Monday, July 31, 2017.  On this day in 30 BC at the Battle of Alexandria Mark Antony achieved a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserted, leading to his suicide. Cleopatra followed soon after.  But it made a good movie even if it was far over budget.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:12 AM (mpXpK)

49 Trump has got the Senate back to the table on the Obamacare repeal.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reportedly has a new overhaul plan for the Senate, where senators will returned Monday because Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has revoked the first two weeks of their traditional August recess.


If it is something lady Lindsay wrote it probably isn't WAS and is simply Obamacare with a new name.  But regardless of what is in the bill don't expect Collins and MooKow to vote for it.


http://tinyurl.com/y745e3xu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:12 AM (mpXpK)

50 One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.

Posted by: Turgid Buck Skinner at July 31, 2017 02:12 AM (m9X4Y)

51 ISIS is on the run but is said to be regrouping in Libya.


http://tinyurl.com/ya5tscbw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:13 AM (mpXpK)

52 The Fat Man gets into a rhubarb with a fan at a baseball game.


http://tinyurl.com/yahnbbsr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:13 AM (mpXpK)

53 Trump also sent this out Saturday.


Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW! It is killing the R party, allows 8 Dems to control country. 200 Bills sit in Senate A JOKE! the chief executive tweeted.


Maybe if the Republicans would quit shitting on their base they would get 60 votes in the Senate.


 http://tinyurl.com/ycw4fyq5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:14 AM (mpXpK)

54 Stories like this chafe my butt.


A former airman in the U.S. Air Force was sentenced to more than three years in prison for possessing child pornography.


WTF does him being an ex-Airman have to do with it?


http://tinyurl.com/ybkhe9qu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:14 AM (mpXpK)

55 Drunk plows into a crowd at an LA outdoor eatery.  No names or pictures give so that means was probably an illegal.


http://tinyurl.com/y962a6s2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:14 AM (mpXpK)

56 51 ISIS is on the run but is said to be regrouping in Libya. http://tinyurl.com/ya5tscbw Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:13 AM (mpXpK) Obama and Hillary's mess continues to pay dividends for the forces of evil.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (J+mig)

57 >>>>Basically Pelousy is blowing off all those Democrats that want her to retire because she is getting senile.
.
.
.Watching some of those interviews with her is painful.  I am fairly certain she will be tossed out before 2018 because of them. 

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (0pcwX)

58 The government is hitting on that BS debt limit soon so that will be the next big fight.  I don't see why they just don't get rid of it permanently because they just raise it every time they hit it.  Absolutely no consideration given to why it was established to begin with.  Quit all the deficit spending.


http://tinyurl.com/y8ty3jdm

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (mpXpK)

59 The president should just declare Obamacare repealed by executive order. Seriously. Pull an Obama and let the left play catch me if you can in the courts. (yeah I know). In any case, by the time things get to SCOTUS, the industry and free-ish market would have had time to initiate/sell new products and services that if the courts revoked them would cause a public outcry as if doing away with Social Security. Thoughts?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (mbhDw)

60 Sanctuary city Portland released an illegal, failed to notify iCE, and the illegal promptly went on to rape an elderly woman.  She should sue the city for big dollars. These assholes need to be held accountable.  If the voters won't do it maybe the courts will.


http://tinyurl.com/y9w9f98d

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (mpXpK)

61 Fake news CNN continues its relentless attack on Trump.


http://tinyurl.com/y72xz96l
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (mpXpK)

62 MeAgain's show has been pulled after only 8 episodes due to low ratings.


http://tinyurl.com/y96kbd3y
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:15 AM (mpXpK)

63 I'm awake. I wish I weren't. I'm at work. I wish I weren't. I just want to go back home and go to bed. Today's birthday girl is Vera Sisson: http://tinyurl.com/ybyz6bb5

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (X6fMO)

64 54 Stories like this chafe my butt. A former airman in the U.S. Air Force was sentenced to more than three years in prison for possessing child pornography. WTF does him being an ex-Airman have to do with it? http://tinyurl.com/ybkhe9qu Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:14 AM (mpXpK) If you're a Leftist, it has EVERYTHING to do with it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (mbhDw)

65 The EU takes legal action against Poland because they are refusing mandates from the EU.  Piss on them.


http://tinyurl.com/ychwbe72

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (mpXpK)

66 RINO Flake (ACU 79) says the GOP has lost its way and needs to get back to traditional conservatism.  Your argument would carry more weight if you were a real conservative.


http://tinyurl.com/ychwbe72

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (mpXpK)

67 62 MeAgain's show has been pulled after only 8 episodes due to low ratings. http://tinyurl.com/y96kbd3y Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:15 AM (mpXpK) She should try flashing something other than her smile.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (mbhDw)

68 And speaking of RINOs, Katshit is running his liberal hate Trump mouth again.


http://tinyurl.com/yb2ueo3b

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (mpXpK)

69 >>>US Vows "Strong and Swift Response" Should Venezualan Sham Election Hasten Country's Collapse No. Just let it burn. Like European women getting raped by Muslims, the Venezuelans are getting what they want, and what they deserve.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:16 AM (/qEW2)

70 Mulvaney (my old Rep) says it is Trump's view that the Senate should not move on to anything else until they vote on Obamacare repeal.  Well they have voted on it three times already and the RINOs and DIABLOs keep hanging it up.


http://tinyurl.com/ycr4knnz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:17 AM (mpXpK)

71 This kind of fraud is inevitable with all socialist programs.  I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who said that the only way to prevent fraud in government is to make government as small as possible. That went by the wayside back in the 30s.


http://tinyurl.com/y8qx3cew

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:17 AM (mpXpK)

72 "it's time to name the probable cities and broadcast it to the Norks." Destroy the artillery aimed at Seoul. Destroy the ammunition bunkers. Destroy the command and control bunkers. Destroy every electricity generator in the country. Destroy every missile factory. Destroy every nuclear facility. Destroy every column of soldiers. Heard all the survivors north. Napalm a twenty mile buffer zone between North and South Korea. Insure every survivor thinks salvation is north and hell is south. Jam their communications Chewy,

Posted by: Mudd at July 31, 2017 02:17 AM (cfHE9)

73 Netflix is $20B in debt and plans to borrow more.


http://tinyurl.com/yby4e2t2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:17 AM (mpXpK)

74 70 Mulvaney (my old Rep) says it is Trump's view that the Senate should not move on to anything else until they vote on Obamacare repeal. Well they have voted on it three times already and the RINOs and DIABLOs keep hanging it up. http://tinyurl.com/ycr4knnz Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:17 AM (mpXpK) See me at #59.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:17 AM (mbhDw)

75 Liberal CA black robes bring a halt to the high speed rail boondoggle at the behest of the green commies.


http://tinyurl.com/ybtuukzl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:18 AM (mpXpK)

76 Senile CA scrunt says the "people" have spoken in support of Obamacare.  No you idiot, the people hate it.  Democrats and RINOs are the only ones who love it.


http://tinyurl.com/y8pgh9f5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:18 AM (mpXpK)

77 75 Liberal CA black robes bring a halt to the high speed rail boondoggle at the behest of the green commies. http://tinyurl.com/ybtuukzl Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:18 AM (mpXpK) Or, the Left hand doesn't know what the Far Left hand is doing. Heh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:18 AM (mbhDw)

78 >>>>33 We need to stay the heck away from Venezuela. Not sure why anyone is talking about going in and fixing their problems.
Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 07:05 AM (0pcwX)


Did you read my commentary up top?
.
.
.Yep.  Problem is, we can't fix every Country that falls apart. We tried that more than a few times now and we pretty much made a mess out of those efforts once the people got tired of supporting it.

We sure can't go down there and garrison 45,000+ troops there for the next 10 years which is about the only thing that will work. 

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 02:19 AM (0pcwX)

79 Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee, who accused President Donald Trump of militarizing the White House following his appointment of General John Kelly to White House Chief of Staff, has longstanding ties to communism.


No shit.  The Democrat Party all have longstanding ties to communism.  Their Party plank reads like the communist manifesto.


http://tinyurl.com/ybvbpwc5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:19 AM (mpXpK)

80 Morning! No good options as far as N. Korea goes.. None.. any first strike by us kills thousands of S. Koreans.. And, as far as Venezuela goes.. fuck 'em.. let it collapse as an example to the world of what socialism leads to.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 02:19 AM (i2KAN)

81 Wait a minute. The news has reported after the failed attempt to repeal obamacare, that Trump said move on to the budget. Now some clown says that Trump says that Congress should keep working on repealing Obamacare and not do anything else Who is running this clown show in Washington?

Posted by: Turgid Buck Skinner at July 31, 2017 02:19 AM (m9X4Y)

82 Sure Piss Wallace is a fair and balanced turd.


Chris Wallace to Kellyanne Conway: Will General Kelly Stop the Disarray Inside the White House?


Talk about a BS leading statement masked as a question.  This is why I quit watching Fox News Sunday long before I dropped my cable.


http://tinyurl.com/ycfbrwge

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:19 AM (mpXpK)

83 DHS admits that 2.6M foreign workers have been admitted to the US in the last decade on H1B visas.  This is why I had a hard time supporting Cruz.  He was in favor of the H1B program.  And here is the other rub, once they get in they never leave even after the visa expires.  Yet the government still promotes that 10M number for illegals.


http://tinyurl.com/ycelorvu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:20 AM (mpXpK)

84 The DOJ tries to educate the second circuit court of appeals on civics.  Sorry guys, won't work.  You assume these black robes care about the actual law.  They don't.


http://tinyurl.com/y83wesxa

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:20 AM (mpXpK)

85 McShitty got advice from Biden before sabotaging the Obamacare repeal.


http://tinyurl.com/ybaj8dfj
 

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:20 AM (mpXpK)

86 78 Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 07:19 AM (0pcwX) Of course we can't "fix" every country in the world. But one that we have longstanding ties to and this is in our hemisphere and can cause real problems if left to implode is our business to help. Sorry you don't see it that way.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:20 AM (mbhDw)

87 >>>Thank You, DeBolshevik Thanks for the heads up. Haven't been there in a while, but it's good to know that it's been turned into a no-go cesspool. I'll bet DeBlasio feels sooo virtuous by giving illegals more rights than actual citizens. He's "sticking it to the man".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:21 AM (/qEW2)

88 "Liberal CA black robes bring a halt to the high speed rail boondoggle at the behest of the green commies." It's a battle of wills between two factions of progressives. The only losers are the Good People of Cali that did not vote for that shit.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:21 AM (sf2BM)

89 The SJWs have initiated a twitter campaign about HBO's upcoming "Confederate" show even though it has not even been broadcast yet so they can't  know what is in it.  The fact is, even though you will never see it in any of the MFM, but the NAACP vowed about 25 or 30 years ago that it was their plan to eliminate all vestiges of the old confederacy in the South.  And they have been steadily chipping away at it with the help of feckless politicians.


http://tinyurl.com/ybspeu8b
 

And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:21 AM (mpXpK)

90 Thoughts? Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:15 AM (mbhDw) Something interesting is happening in my area because of ObamaCare and its terribly high deductibles. More choice. New out-patient clinics in the area, new MRI places, new Dr groups. Almost as if the free market is responding.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 31, 2017 02:22 AM (EgwCt)

91 Good morning Horde! Reviewing the evidence and communicating with my elected representatives, on all levels, causes me to fear for my children. I have a good life and am loved. But, I've grown old and come to the realization that if my children and grandchildren want the life that I have been blessed with, they will have to fight. Literally.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2017 02:22 AM (GJegH)

92 Thanks, Vic and JJ. Stellar work, as usual.

Posted by: Nikkolai at July 31, 2017 02:23 AM (F4yW8)

93 Chris Wallace to Kellyanne Conway: Will General Kelly Stop the Disarray Inside the White House? Talk about a BS leading statement masked as a question. This is why I quit watching Fox News Sunday long before I dropped my cable. Classic "complex question" fallacy, like "have you stopped beating your wife?"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:24 AM (/qEW2)

94 I hope the Donks keep Pelosi. She is the face and brains of their party. The old moonbat.

Posted by: Case at July 31, 2017 02:24 AM (EnbfO)

95 90 Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist at July 31, 2017 07:22 AM (EgwCt) I'm curious; how can these things pop up if Obamacare outlaws them?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:25 AM (mbhDw)

96 52 The Fat Man gets into a rhubarb with a fan at a baseball game. __________________ While holding a bowl of nachos and cheese. I'm betting those aren't on his approved diet. Even after the weight-loss surgery, it looks like he has a 70-inch waist. I wonder where he buys his pants, at the Morbidly Obese Shop for Men? Guy seems determined to eat himself to death.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 02:25 AM (gNgc6)

97 Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 07:19 AM (0pcwX) You have a point, and normally I'd agree with you, but I think having an Iranian collaborator in our hemisphere is more dangerous than another intervention at this point, particularly with how much of Venezuela hates the current regime. They're a lot easier to reform than, say, Afghanistan.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:25 AM (J+mig)

98 While browsing Amazon's Kindle books, I discovered that there are a ton of books on the Korean War.

Posted by: Turgid Buck Skinner at July 31, 2017 02:25 AM (m9X4Y)

99 The Trump presidency has ripped the mask off the Vichy Republicans and shown them to be what they really are. They're big government types who only care about staying in office and expanding their power. In other words Democrats

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2017 02:26 AM (auHtY)

100 Good morning all!  Headed to another week of nasty family financial discussions -- I am just working very hard to keep my mouth shut because no matter what is decided there will be serious problems.  Cest la vie.

Remember the Maine!  Newspapers and corporate bigshots wanted a war and they got one with Spain.  I am trying to figure out who the current media and corporate honchos want war with now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 02:27 AM (MIKMs)

101 It's a battle of wills between two factions of progressives. The only losers are the Good People of Cali that did not vote for that shit. Posted by: the guy across the street Well, let's see. There's San Franpsycho, CaliGirl, and zombie. That makes 3. That's even less than the 8 in Genesis 19.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:27 AM (/qEW2)

102 Of course we can't "fix" every country in the world. But one that we have longstanding ties to and this is in our hemisphere and can cause real problems if left to implode is our business to help. Sorry you don't see it that way. ............ Name me one country we have gone in to "fix" that was successful. Iraq? Libya? Syria? No. Just no. South American and Latin American nations can step up to the plate.. we're done bailing out the world. Let it collapse, then go in with humanitarian aid.. hold peace talks.. etc.. but no intervention.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 02:27 AM (i2KAN)

103 74  See me at #59.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:17 AM (mbhDw)


I think SCOTUS would shut that down right quick.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:27 AM (mpXpK)

104 MeAgain's show has been pulled after only 8 episodes due to low ratings. http://tinyurl.com/y96kbd3y Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:15 AM (mpXpK) Aww...poor MeAgain. You mean she isn't the super duper star she thinks she is?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2017 02:28 AM (auHtY)

105 Meygan just needs better writers. The material she is given to read on camera just doesn't excite an audience. It is just the same old stuff, day after day, everywhere you go.

Posted by: Turgid Buck Skinner at July 31, 2017 02:30 AM (m9X4Y)

106 103 74 See me at #59. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:17 AM (mbhDw) I think SCOTUS would shut that down right quick. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:27 AM (mpXpK) Well, of course they would. The judiciary up and down is at least 50% leftist. And the rest hate Trump.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:30 AM (mbhDw)

107 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (QPssk)

108 So add yet another layer of nonsense, anytime someone is in need of assistance due to a severe car crash - well just wait a half hour or three, while authorities determine if it's safe to go in.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (htrDF)

109 Susan Collins hailed as a hero in Maine. Turdle should kick her out of the carcass.

Posted by: Some dope at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (Fy1TT)

110 99 The Trump presidency has ripped the mask off the Vichy Republicans and shown them to be what they really are. They're big government types who only care about staying in office and expanding their power. In other words Democrats Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2017 07:26 AM (auHtY) Agreed. Establishment Republican = Moderate Democrat. They run as Republicans because they can't get elected as Democrats anymore, with how far to the left the party has moved. Given that we have no ideological commonality with them, we shouldn't be in the same party. They control all of the party offices, thus the nomination process, and can exercise way too much control over our candidates. The conclusion is simple. We need a new party.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (J+mig)

111 102 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 07:27 AM (i2KAN) There is a big difference between countries in the middle east and those in the Americas. We stepped in and fixed Chile in '73. There's one.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (mbhDw)

112 I'm kinda glad that KTE's plan to study in Seoul this Fall didn't go through.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (hMwEB)

113 "I wonder where he buys his pants, at the Morbidly Obese Shop for Men? " Peoria Tent and Awning had higher than expected earnings last quarter. Much higher due to a unexplained increase in business from Jersey. When asked about this, the CEO of the company had no comment.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:31 AM (sf2BM)

114 MeAgain's show has been pulled after only 8 episodes due to low ratings. __________________ Doesn't bode well for that new morning show she's supposed to be previewing soon. I still think NBC will be buying her out of her contract before next summer. They made a big mistake thinking she would appeal to their audience, especially at a time when she was rapidly losing her appeal with Fox's audience.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 31, 2017 02:33 AM (gNgc6)

115 And we also fixed Iran in '53 as well, And then look what happened in '78 and '79 when we didn't intervene, or more precisely, intervened with the wrong side.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:33 AM (mbhDw)

116 106  Well, of course they would. The judiciary up and down is at least 50% leftist. And the rest hate Trump.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:30 AM (mbhDw)\


Yep.  They are always quick to approve liberal shit but it is hard to get a conservative issue through.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:33 AM (mpXpK)

117 I'm for supplying arms and ammo to people who are willing to kill maduros goons. Not much else. Let them sort it out as much as possible. Let them earn their own freedom.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:34 AM (sf2BM)

118 116 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:33 AM (mpXpK) Meh. It was a thought exercise. Still, do it anyway. What the hell is there to lose?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:34 AM (mbhDw)

119 I'm curious; how can these things pop up if Obamacare outlaws them? Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:25 AM (mbhDw) I can only assume they've found some way around it. People can't afford hospital care when it's coming out of their own pocket. With six and seven thousand dollar deductibles it's like having no insurance.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 31, 2017 02:34 AM (EgwCt)

120 There was some sob story out about oh noes here's a guy who has a house and a job and pays taxes and he's married to an American and his kid is American and he's being deported and what possible good does that accomplish! Here's the thing: replying it accomplishes the enforcement of the laws of this country, including laws passed by Democrats, achieves nothing. Those who view that situation as terrible and cruel and the like quite literally reject the position that immigration laws should be enforced. There's no argument to be had there because the other side does not view that position as being a position. It's just hate hate hate and I don't have to answer that. The debate over how should health care providers be paid is the same. Banshee shrieking it's health insurance, not health care serves only to shred my vocal cords. We're not even holding the same discussion. It's that way about nearly everything now. There's no way to find a middle ground because the opposite sides don't even agree what the ground is. I despair, I despair.

Posted by: alexthechick - happy happy manatees at July 31, 2017 02:35 AM (dEQP3)

121 @59. "The president should just declare Obamacare repealed by executive order."- J.J. Sefton The first ones to squawk about it would be the GOPe. Because they are idiots and assholes.

Posted by: Case at July 31, 2017 02:35 AM (EnbfO)

122 117 I'm for supplying arms and ammo to people who are willing to kill maduros goons. Not much else. Let them sort it out as much as possible. Let them earn their own freedom. Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 07:34 AM (sf2BM) Agreed. Still, one or two SEAL teams in conjunction could do quite a bit as force multipliers. That said, Cuba has allegedly sent at least 15,000 regular army there to bolster Maduro.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:35 AM (mbhDw)

123 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:13 AM (mpXpK) I saw Christie at the game on TV and wondered what he was doing at a Brewers home game. Apparently, he son works in the Brewers front office. Not a Christie fan, but it's a bit rich for a Cubs fan to be giving him shit, considering the sort of things they put into office in Chicago.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 31, 2017 02:36 AM (P8951)

124 >>>> 78 Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 07:19 AM (0pcwX)


Of course we can't "fix" every country in the world. But one that we have longstanding ties to and this is in our hemisphere and can cause real problems if left to implode is our business to help.

Sorry you don't see it that way.
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.Don't be sorry everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  I've seen it first hand and we simply can't go around jumping into other peoples messes without a 100% commitment from the Military and the Country. That is not going to happen unless someone pops a Nuke or a bio/chemical weapon on NYC or LA.   

When the US public has the attention span of a gnat we are not going to get anything done.  Couple that with liberals who will fight tooth and nail against anything the Military and Trump want to do and nothing can happen.

Heck most of the dems like the Dictator down there and want the US to be like that.  What are the odds that Trump could get any sort of economic or military resolution passed in Congress?

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 02:36 AM (0pcwX)

125 Don't count California's highspeed rail out...it will go on an on. They are still building bridges and overpasses and it will go on for years...It will make a great bike and hiking path through Fresno..assuming you don't get mugged.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 02:37 AM (PpVBg)

126 119  I can only assume they've found some way around it. People can't afford hospital care when it's coming out of their own pocket. With six and seven thousand dollar deductibles it's like having no insurance.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist at July 31, 2017 07:34 AM (EgwCt)


Until I went on Medicare with a Supplement F I had a $6K deductible. Its called catastrophic coverage. And I usually met that deductible by the end of February.  My wife and I rack up some medical bills.  Go to the ER with a heart attack some day.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:38 AM (mpXpK)

127 79 Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee, who accused President Donald Trump of militarizing the White House following his appointment of General John Kelly to White House Chief of Staff, has longstanding ties to communism.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:19 AM (mpXpK)
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I'm sure Lee and her fellow travelers also object to how much our military is militarized. 


Posted by: Gref at July 31, 2017 02:39 AM (AMIL/)

128 There is a big difference between countries in the middle east and those in the Americas. We stepped in and fixed Chile in '73. There's one. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:31 AM (mbhDw) How about Noriega and Panama?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:39 AM (J+mig)

129 McCain still has a chance to be a hero.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 31, 2017 02:39 AM (rhwaS)

130 What are the odds that Trump could get any sort of economic or military resolution passed in Congress? Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 07:36 AM (0pcwX)
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President Trump could offer to pay for 100 tranny surgeries and then it could work.  /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 02:39 AM (MIKMs)

131 The EC stated they had a 'key legal concern' in court laws requiring female judges to retire at the age of 60, while their male counterparts would continue to work until 65, which they said is seen as contrary to gender equality in employment. The only thing I saw there was forced retirement for judges. *salivates*

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:40 AM (/qEW2)

132 Agreed. Still, one or two SEAL teams in conjunction could do quite a bit as force multipliers. That said, Cuba has allegedly sent at least 15,000 regular army there to bolster Maduro. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:35 AM (mbhDw) As long as they are Volunteers, send any who want to go.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:40 AM (sf2BM)

133 128  How about Noriega and Panama?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 07:39 AM (J+mig)


Noriega died in jail.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 02:41 AM (mpXpK)

134 And we also fixed Iran in '53 as well, And then look what happened in '78 and '79 when we didn't intervene, or more precisely, intervened with the wrong side. ............ Fixed? Do you have any idea what the '53 coup we backed was about? Oil. We overthrew a duly democratically elected regime and put in place a puppet shah because Britain was pissed about Iran's offers for oil profits splits. Fuck 'em.. the oil barons.. the military suppliers.. they all want their wars.. no more.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 02:42 AM (i2KAN)

135 Noriega died in jail. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:41 AM (mpXpK) After we captured him. My point is that it was another successful intervention in Latin America.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:43 AM (J+mig)

136 When the US public has the attention span of a gnat we are not going to get anything done. Couple that with liberals who will fight tooth and nail against anything the Military and Trump want to do and nothing can happen. Posted by: The Great White Soctsman ........... They might acquiesce if we allowed trannies to go fight though, right?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 02:44 AM (i2KAN)

137 134 And we also fixed Iran in '53 as well, And then look what happened in '78 and '79 when we didn't intervene, or more precisely, intervened with the wrong side. ............ Fixed? Do you have any idea what the '53 coup we backed was about? Oil. We overthrew a duly democratically elected regime and put in place a puppet shah because Britain was pissed about Iran's offers for oil profits splits. Fuck 'em.. the oil barons.. the military suppliers.. they all want their wars.. no more. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 07:42 AM (i2KAN) Mossadegh was a nut. And Iran bordered the USSR. QED.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 02:45 AM (mbhDw)

138 The term limitation Constitutional amendment for the House and Senate should be named "The Pelosi - McCain term limitation amendment."

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at July 31, 2017 02:45 AM (Wf/fS)

139 Go to the ER with a heart attack some day. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:38 AM (mpXpK) Uh, no thanks. Hopefully, I'll be like my grandfather. DOA.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 31, 2017 02:46 AM (EgwCt)

140 "They might acquiesce if we allowed trannies to go fight though, right?" They've already been formed. The 1st special snowflake rainbow tranny battalion has been declared combat ready. As soon as they get out of gender reassignment surgery.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 02:46 AM (sf2BM)

141 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2017 02:46 AM (ZQfW9)

142 I remember some leftist New York writer who actually bitched about how Rudy cleaned up the city, specifically Times Square. He said RG had made the place into Des Moines, far too wholesome and safe. He missed the '70's when New York was "edgy." Ah yes, the good old days of CBGB and Studio 54 - and sleazy Times Square, when people got mugged in broad daylight and I was told not to wear any expensive jewelry on the subway because roving thieves might spot it and rip it off me. I take it the writer was wealthy enough to be able to avoid taking the subway. Ordinary New Yorkers didn't seem to enjoy the "edginess" of risking assault just going about their daily business.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 31, 2017 02:47 AM (P8951)

143 >>>>Mossadegh was a nut. And Iran bordered the USSR. QED.
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.And once again we backed the wrong guy in Iran.  He went soft thinking that the US would bail him out of any trouble that came along and he dithered for two years while the "revolution" gained in popularity. 

That plus he became increasingly brutal and intolerant of anyone who defied him. 

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 02:48 AM (0pcwX)

144 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 31, 2017 07:47 AM (P8951) Leftoids love rot, squalor, and decadence.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 02:49 AM (J+mig)

145 From last night's monopoly link: The key innovation of her game, however, lay in the two sets of rules that she wrote for playing it. Under the 'Prosperity' set of rules, every player gained each time someone acquired a new property (designed to reflect George's policy of taxing the value of land), and the game was won (by all!) when the player who had started out with the least money had doubled it. Under the 'Monopolist' set of rules, in contrast, players got ahead by acquiring properties and collecting rent from all those who were unfortunate enough to land there -- and whoever managed to bankrupt the rest emerged as the sole winner (sound a little familiar?) So if the government steals from you, everybody's a winner! That sounds awesome.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:51 AM (/qEW2)

146 Leftoids love rot, squalor, and decadence. Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 07:49 AM (J+mig)
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How else can they feel superior?

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 31, 2017 02:52 AM (MIKMs)

147 We "fixed" Japan and Germany. It all depends on the culture that exists there. Iraq was hopeless. Venezuela is also a hopeless case. Let them rot.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 02:55 AM (/qEW2)

148 I've watched countless YouTube videos about NK...Most of the average citizens have no idea what is going on, except what the state tells them..Quandary for us, as the Communist have trained the children since the first day in school to love Kim Jung Un and they know nothing else.   I have no answer to this....Hitler youth were the same, born into Nazism.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 02:57 AM (PpVBg)

149 Fixed? Do you have any idea what the '53 coup we backed was about? Oil. We overthrew a duly democratically elected regime and put in place a puppet shah because Britain was pissed about Iran's offers for oil profits splits. Fuck 'em.. the oil barons.. the military suppliers.. they all want their wars.. no more. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 31, 2017 07:42 AM (i2KAN) Learn some fucking history. You know who put Reza Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne? The British. In 1941. Because his dad was too friendly with the Nazis, and they really needed the oil. If you look what happened in Iran in 1953, Mossadegh (who was not elected democratically, it was a Parliament thing) was a Communist who wanted to nationalize the oil fields (which were developed by the British - there were only British oil companies there) and ally the country with the Soviets. So, the Brits asked us to help get him out of there. And, because the CIA is super awesome, the coup that resulted ended up causing the Shah to lose the throne and leave the country! A little later he came back, yes with the help of the people who got him kicked out. So, yeah, that happened. You could look it up. And stop spreading a narrative that gives Leftists a hard-on and Iranian radicals succor.

Posted by: blaster at July 31, 2017 02:57 AM (jHrzU)

150 Leftoids love rot, squalor, and decadence. Especially when they can watch from arm's length.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 31, 2017 02:58 AM (oVJmc)

151 I remember some leftist New York writer who actually bitched about how Rudy cleaned up the city, specifically Times Square. He said RG had made the place into Des Moines, far too wholesome and safe. He missed the '70's when New York was "edgy." Ah yes, the good old days of CBGB and Studio 54 - and sleazy Times Square, when people got mugged in broad daylight and I was told not to wear any expensive jewelry on the subway because roving thieves might spot it and rip it off me. I know a fair number of New Yorkers who were annoyed that Times Square had become "Disnefied" under Giuliani and preferred it "gritty." Which apparently means full of drugs, hookers, and porn theaters.

Posted by: blaster at July 31, 2017 02:59 AM (jHrzU)

152 142 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 31, 2017 07:47 AM (P8951) Jimmy Breslin. Died earlier this year. And completely, utterly and totally wrong about the revitalization of Times Square. I remember quite well as a kid and young adult, you did not walk on West 42nd Street west of 6th Avenue, even in broad daylight, unless you were armed to the teeth with a police escort. And Grand Central Station to the east was a filthy shit hole chock full of derelicts and scum. Thank G-d for the revitalization of midtown and certainly Rudy's stewardship of it during his tenure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 03:00 AM (mbhDw)

153 Just read this. We're here. "Cognitive Privilege". THis is the unfair advantage smart people have over dumb people by accident of birth. Smart people didn't earn it. It is unfair they can better learn things than the cognitively disadvantaged. We should all be equally dumb. Seriously.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:00 AM (8O3HH)

154 Venezuela is also a hopeless case. Let them rot. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 07:55 AM (/qEW2) I don't think they are. They've got a legal Congress that has been fighting tooth and nail against Maduro's usurpations, and a large amount of citizens who have been taking to the streets in protest. I think there's enough to work with. Just make their Speaker the interim president until a round of real, non-distorted elections can be held, while jailing the leaders of the Socialist / Communist / Whatever Party, and I think you'll go a long way towards fixing things.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 03:00 AM (J+mig)

155 I wonder how the GOP will violate us this week?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 03:01 AM (mcI77)

156 McCain was the deciding vote on Obamacare repeal. Switch him for his replacement and Pence breaks the tie.

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at July 31, 2017 03:02 AM (Wf/fS)

157 >>>>>>We "fixed" Japan and Germany. It all depends on the culture that exists there. Iraq was hopeless. Venezuela is also a hopeless case. Let them rot.
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.Yep we fixed Germany and Japan and a tremendous cost the Country, but the Country was 100% behind the Military at that time, and in Germany we had the Soviet threat to help speed things along there.  That most certainly would not happen if we had another go around now.

It's a moot point as democrats are not going to let Trump do anything there.  Lord help them if he somehow managed to get a "victory" to use against them in 2020. 

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 03:02 AM (0pcwX)

158 147 We "fixed" Japan and Germany. It all depends on the culture that exists there. Iraq was hopeless. Venezuela is also a hopeless case. Let them rot. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 07:55 AM (/qEW2) Venezuela was once not long ago an economic powerhouse of Latin America and a strong ally. To ignore a cancer in our own hemisphere is wrong. HOW we correct the situation is what I am concerned with. That we must do something and that it is in our strategic interest to do so is not in question. For me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 03:03 AM (mbhDw)

159 So hubby just read a news report about the Aussies breaking up a plot to bomb an airliner. Anyone see any US news covering this? I'm assuming not since it was a jihadi plot.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 31, 2017 03:04 AM (IqnJN)

160 >>>>> Venezuela is also a hopeless case. Let them rot.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 07:55 AM (/qEW2)

I don't think they are.

They've got a legal Congress that has been fighting tooth and nail against Maduro's usurpations, and a large amount of citizens who have been taking to the streets in protest.

I think there's enough to work with. Just make their Speaker the interim president until a round of real, non-distorted elections can be held, while jailing the leaders of the Socialist / Communist / Whatever Party, and I think you'll go a long way towards fixing things.
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.Uh not anymore.  After yesterdays "vote" Maduro is President for Life and has pretty much unlimited powers. 

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 03:04 AM (0pcwX)

161 Good morning from a quiet and less humid SEPA. Getting hot again here, alas, but autumn is in sight and the evenings are getting cooler. On August 10 I'll be 53. As I contemplate this I've concluded that the mistakes I've made have been ones of omission -- that is, not taking opportunities, not going places, not being with people. If I could give a piece of advice to a young person it would be this: Family and loved ones are more important than money and work. Be there for the people around you because time moves faster than you think it does. Anyway, everybody have as good a day as possible.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 03:05 AM (RD7QR)

162 I was in college when Dinkins (dinky as I called him).  I guess his idea was anything goes....The old 42nd street all the theaters were porno, and in between sex shops...I only went there  on sunny mornings, stayed away nights.   I was living on 23rd street and it was better there. 

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 03:05 AM (PpVBg)

163 Japan is who should be threatening to deploy nukes. The Chinese would flip their lids, and finally (maybe) end the Kim Jong Un BS.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at July 31, 2017 03:06 AM (ylUqT)

164 1) John Kerry said that the Monroe Doctrine is dead. He was wrong then, and I think we should prove that to him. And rub his face in it while we're at it. And tell him that we appreciate his thoughts on the matter, now please go away. 2) 2024: Ivanka Trump vs. Chelsea Clinton. Could be fun. Waddya think?

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at July 31, 2017 03:06 AM (X8DLV)

165 What Happened.... *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 31, 2017 03:06 AM (UMWic)

166 Another look at Venezuelan Mail Order brides?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:06 AM (2qHjF)

167 Uh not anymore. After yesterdays "vote" Maduro is President for Life and has pretty much unlimited powers. Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 08:04 AM (0pcwX) Then we'd better move to correct that right f-ing now.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 03:06 AM (J+mig)

168 What Happened.... *hic* Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 31, 2017 08:06 AM (UMWic) Ace Liquors is calling in your tab?

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 03:08 AM (sf2BM)

169 165 Hillary Clinton Never gets old. Keep drinking your problems away , you loser, and solve one of Civilization's problems.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at July 31, 2017 03:08 AM (QPssk)

170 If you type "keep f**cking that chicken" into Google Translate, you get back "covfefe".

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2017 03:09 AM (7n4KQ)

171 Local commie news says Venezuela has one of the worlds largest oil reserves. Is this true?

Posted by: Under Fire at July 31, 2017 03:09 AM (mcI77)

172 Hey Joncelli, Would you reach out to me through my nic please? Have a question about real estate in Bucks/Berks county. TIA

Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2017 03:10 AM (GJegH)

173 They say every day is a gift - but some days it's just an ugly tie.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 31, 2017 03:11 AM (tVWQB)

174 And Grand Central Station to the east was a filthy shit hole chock full of derelicts and scum.

Thank G-d for the revitalization of midtown and certainly Rudy's stewardship of it during his tenure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 08:00 AM (mbhDw)


I remember when Grand Central had part of the concourse fenced off and full of homeless or whatever.  Almost all the parks big and small were full of questionable men living in tents or just living on the benches.  No reasonable New Yorker went to the parks anymore.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 03:11 AM (PpVBg)

175 So hubby just read a news report about the Aussies breaking up a plot to bomb an airliner. Anyone see any US news covering this? I'm assuming not since it was a jihadi plot. Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 31, 2017 08:04 AM (IqnJN) Mentioned on the radio this morning, FWIW.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 03:11 AM (X6fMO)

176 Sefton, do you remember the sanitation workers strike in 1968? I remember seeing the photos of Lindsay walking down sidewalks piled high with trash. Now that was the Golden Era for New York's four legged rats. The rats have passed the story down through the generations. "I wasn't alive then, but your great-great - great grandpa was and he told me we totally owned New York . Ah, those were the good old days!"

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V : The Brewers bats have died at July 31, 2017 03:12 AM (P8951)

177 151 I remember some leftist New York writer who actually bitched about how Rudy cleaned up the city, specifically Times Square. He said RG had made the place into Des Moines, far too wholesome and safe. He missed the '70's when New York was "edgy." =========================== "Edgy". Yeah, that's what it was. Or maybe it was disgusting and dangerous. I remember a guy who used to stand on the median strip at 48th and Park, where I worked in those days. To cross the street you had to walk right by him and he felt he deserved to collect a tax from the passers by. He was so obviously crazy that many people just gave him a quarter, and he especially targeted women and older people because he could scare them more easily. He was willing to grab you, hold on to you, lean in and threaten you, all for quarters, and when the city finally cleaned the bastard out it was like a holiday.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at July 31, 2017 03:13 AM (ylUqT)

178 No, SJ-L, the true crisis for this country is that absolute and complete ignoramuses such as yourself are elected into office and thereby have power to meddle in everyone else's lives.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:13 AM (4aVpH)

179 172 Hey Joncelli, Would you reach out to me through my nic please? Have a question about real estate in Bucks/Berks county. TIA Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2017 08:10 AM (GJegH) Tonypete -- clicking on your nic barfs up some error codes. Just drop me an email at joncelli AT hotmail DOT com. (Substitute as needed.)

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 03:13 AM (RD7QR)

180 161 - great advice joncelli. Our treasure is within arms reach, most of us don,t realize it early on.

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 03:13 AM (eO2Z0)

181 We need to repeal that law about assassinating foreign leaders; there is much that a few precision sniper shots could do to straighten out the mess in the world. Other than protecting the assorted scum of the world - why exactly does that law exist?

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at July 31, 2017 03:14 AM (Wf/fS)

182 159 So hubby just read a news report about the Aussies breaking up a plot to bomb an airliner. Anyone see any US news covering this? I'm assuming not since it was a jihadi plot. Posted by: never enough caffeine It was mentioned as a side story, briefly. Note the attempt at using a different explosive base (peroxide vs nitrate). http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/514053/ World/Asia/Australia

Posted by: just wondering. [i] at July 31, 2017 03:14 AM (Pby3z)

183 165 Hillary Clinton

Never gets old. Keep drinking your problems away , you loser, and solve one of Civilization's problems.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 31, 2017 08:08 AM (QPssk)


I bet her book will become the number one best seller on the NYT's list right away.  She will get the Pulitzer prize just for being there.  Her ghost writers are probably providing most of the text.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 03:14 AM (PpVBg)

184 I remember some leftist New York writer who actually bitched about how Rudy cleaned up the city, specifically Times Square. He said RG had made the place into Des Moines, far too wholesome and safe. He missed the '70's when New York was "edgy." Reminds me of the joke where you could get a hotel room off of Times Square and stand at the window with a copy of the Ten Commandments and check them off one by one as you watch them being violated.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at July 31, 2017 03:14 AM (tVWQB)

185 181 We need to repeal that law about assassinating foreign leaders; there is much that a few precision sniper shots could do to straighten out the mess in the world. Other than protecting the assorted scum of the world - why exactly does that law exist? Posted by: An Observation at July 31, 2017 08:14 AM (Wf/fS) It's meant to prevent retaliation. What we should do is send in our slipperiest bastards to do the deed with an Iranian-made Dragunov rifle. Abandon the rifle and flee. Let them find evidence that points elsewhere...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 03:15 AM (J+mig)

186 Make a trade with Venezuela. Trade our Marxists and SJWs and feminists for their crop of traditional 18-22 year old women.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:15 AM (2qHjF)

187 " why exactly does that law exist? " To keep commies like maduro safe. I'm surprised there wasn't a /sarc tag attached to that question.

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 03:15 AM (sf2BM)

188 Another look at Venezuelan Mail Order brides? Posted by: Widespread Pepe No need to go through the mail. Go to Times Square and pick one up for yourself.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 03:16 AM (/qEW2)

189 I've made have been ones of omission -- that is, not taking opportunities, not going places, not being with people. If I could give a piece of advice to a young person it would be this: Family and loved ones are more important than money and work. Be there for the people around you because time moves faster than you think it does. Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:16 AM (Qq3ZN)

190 Well, let's see. There's San Franpsycho, CaliGirl, and zombie. That makes 3. That's even less than the 8 in Genesis 19. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 07:27 AM (/qEW2) === "High speed rail" is one of those magic phrases guaranteed to set off Mrs. Franpsycho on a ten minute rant.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2017 03:17 AM (EZebt)

191 Looks like the hamsters need another cup of coffee.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 03:18 AM (RD7QR)

192 I don't want to, but there's work that needs to be done. May BBL, maybe not.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 03:18 AM (X6fMO)

193 "High speed rail" is one of those magic phrases guaranteed to set off Mrs. Franpsycho on a ten minute rant. Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 31, 2017 08:17 AM (EZebt) The Left definitely has a train fetish. Must have something to do with the fact that with train travel, central planners get to decide where everyone goes and when.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 03:19 AM (J+mig)

194 >>>HOW we correct the situation is what I am concerned with. That's always the question. Do they hate us like the Muslims? If they've all been trained to hate us, I don't see how we can do any good there.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 03:19 AM (/qEW2)

195 It would be a mistake to believe Democrats can't get their act together ergo Republicans will prevail electorally. I saw a bunch of people this weekend who basically said F them over not passing healthcare. On Election Day I'm going to sit on my hands and let the chips fall where they may. In their estimation it can't get much worse. BTW McConnell should resign. When your response to humiliation is to do nothing to the members who initiated it, your done.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 03:19 AM (6MSTi)

196 Trade our Marxists and SJWs and feminists for their crop of traditional 18-22 year old women. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:15 AM (2qHjF) I wish we could do that with all the wacky lefty regimes in the world. Trade our lunatics for their individualists and other sane people.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 31, 2017 03:20 AM (J+mig)

197 Nikki Haley for future president BTW. She has more balls than any man in the entire Congress.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 03:23 AM (6MSTi)

198 The Left definitely has a train fetish. Must have something to do with the fact that with train travel, central planners get to decide where everyone goes and when.

Wasn't Soviet Russia's airliner service the best in the world?  /sarc....Like Air Koryo is the premier provider of air service to Pyongyang.  Although the airliners flight attendants are very, very pretty.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 03:24 AM (PpVBg)

199 There is no law against assassination of foreign leaders. It's an executive order. And it just says that no person under the employ of the United States or acting on behalf of it shall engage or conspire to engage in assassination. That is subject to interpretation. It was interpreted not to apply to "terrorist leaders", for instance. And it doesn't apply to say, the military trying to take out the leadership in war action. It's just window dressing that any president could do away with at any time.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:24 AM (8O3HH)

200 Marxism seems to have grown roots in the culture and identity of countries South of the Border the past 50-60 years along with Liberation Theology in the Catholic Church down there. Until the people see that Marxism of any kind only leads poverty, misery, and slavery, I don't see the point of any military intervention because another Marxist state will only pop up.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:24 AM (2qHjF)

201 Morning Fuck the Left and Double Fuck McShit and the other RINOs, But mostly McShit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 31, 2017 03:24 AM (5y11N)

202 If it is something lady Lindsay wrote it probably isn't WAS and is simply Obamacare with a new name. But regardless of what is in the bill don't expect Collins and MooKow to vote for it -- I'm somehow on Lindsay's email blasts. He sent one out last week after the McCain fiasco. Graham's solution is one that involves giving all the Obamacare $$$ to the states and letting states tailor insurance solutions that meet their individual needs. Sounds like the plan is to keep Ocare alive, just shift the money out of DC. What about the mandates? What about the taxes? What about the Fedzilla bureaucracy that's been created? What about the intrusion into our lives? What about the sacred doctor/patient relationship?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at July 31, 2017 03:26 AM (mQ0Mc)

203 Secret executive orders are possible. Any president could issue a secret executive order lifting the assassination ban for any specific or general purpose and not have to say a word about it.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:26 AM (8O3HH)

204 HOW we correct the situation is what I am concerned with. That's always the question. Do they hate us like the Muslims? If they've all been trained to hate us, I don't see how we can do any good there. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 08:19 AM (/qEW2) Liberation Theology which has infected in Catholic Church would point to the fact they hold deep resentments towards us.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 03:26 AM (2qHjF)

205 >>>Trade our Marxists and SJWs and feminists for their crop of traditional 18-22 year old women. Unfortunately Latino women lean donk more than the men, and foreign born lean donk more than US born. So to come out ahead, you're going to have to breed a lot of boys. Better plan on doggy style to be sure.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 03:27 AM (kerX3)

206 181 We need to repeal that law about assassinating foreign leaders; there is much that a few precision sniper shots could do to straighten out the mess in the world. Other than protecting the assorted scum of the world - why exactly does that law exist?

Posted by: An Observation at July 31, 2017 08:14 AM (Wf/fS)



I believe that is an EO, not a law.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 03:29 AM (mpXpK)

207 I bet her book will become the number one best seller on the NYT's list right away. She will get the Pulitzer prize just for being there. Her ghost writers are probably providing most of the text.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 08:14 AM (PpVBg)

====

I wonder who Hillary will throw under the bus, other than PDT, Putin, Comey and various members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?

Mook?  Palmieri?  The State Dept. IT Staff?  Bernie?  This is her attempt to shine herself up as best she can, and set herself up for running in 2020 or whatever the hell she intends from here.  There will be good guys and bad guys in What Happened.

Posted by: Gref at July 31, 2017 03:31 AM (AMIL/)

208 64 54 Stories like this chafe my butt.


A former airman in the U.S. Air Force was sentenced to more than three years in prison for possessing child pornography.

WTF does him being an ex-Airman have to do with it?

http://tinyurl.com/ybkhe9qu
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 07:14 AM (mpXpK)


If you're a Leftist, it has EVERYTHING to do with it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 07:16 AM (mbhDw)


Poor guy just caught the PTSD, he could not be responsible for his actions /sarc

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at July 31, 2017 03:32 AM (DxWUs)

209 From what I've read, even in the old days, the CIA has always used the "won't someone rid us of this troublesome priest" method. If they want someone wasted, they make it known to certain people who are not officially employed by the US govt. Or even "acting of behalf" legally. That's how JFK had Diem whacked, for instance.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:32 AM (8O3HH)

210 207 I bet her book will become the number one best seller on the NYT's list right away. She will get the Pulitzer prize just for being there. Her ghost writers are probably providing most of the text. Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 08:14 AM (PpVBg) ====I wonder who Hillary will throw under the bus, other than PDT, Putin, Comey and various members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?Mook? Palmieri? The State Dept. IT Staff? Bernie? This is her attempt to shine herself up as best she can, and set herself up for running in 2020 or whatever the hell she intends from here. There will be good guys and bad guys in What Happened. Posted by: Gref at July 31, 2017 08:31 AM (AMIL/) How old will she be in '20? And Bernie is no spring chicken either. The Donks will be better off running somebody young and black.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 03:32 AM (RD7QR)

211 You have a point, and normally I'd agree with you, but I think having an Iranian collaborator in our hemisphere White House (ValJar) is more dangerous than another intervention at this point, particularly with how much of Venezuela hates the current regime.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:33 AM (4aVpH)

212 How old will she be in '20? And Bernie is no spring chicken either. The Donks will be better off running somebody young and black.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 08:32 AM (RD7QR)


Which knocks Maxine out of the picture, although it was have vastly entertaining to have Maxine the candidate.

Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 03:35 AM (PpVBg)

213 Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee, who accused President Donald Trump of militarizing the White House following his appointment of General John Kelly to White House Chief of Staff, has longstanding ties to communism. ======= I got Barbara Lee's big fat militarization hanging and she can suck it. I'm so sick of these mother fuckers. SO. SICK. OF. IT. Good morning, all.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 03:35 AM (vg8iE)

214 I believe that is an EO, not a law. Are you sure about that? I vaguely recall that the Church committee in the mid-70s stuck their noses into that practice and I'd be surprised if it didn't result in a law or two on the subject.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:37 AM (4aVpH)

215 >>>WTF does him being an ex-Airman have to do with it? Looks like they found all the child porn on his computer on the AFB and he was serving in the Air Force when charged with the child porn. The Air Force booted him either when charged or immediately upon conviction.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 03:37 AM (kerX3)

216 On August 10 I'll be 53. As I contemplate this I've concluded that the mistakes I've made have been ones of omission -- that is, not taking opportunities, not going places, not being with people. If I could give a piece of advice to a young person it would be this: Family and loved ones are more important than money and work. Be there for the people around you because time moves faster than you think it does.

Anyway, everybody have as good a day as possible. Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 08:05 AM


Word.  46 on Friday, and just lost the dad.  Came to the same conclusion after a little unanticipated soul searching.  I've been existing instead of living.  Work is just paying the bills.  If you enjoy what you're doing, great.  Bonus.  Being there for your family and your neighbor is far more important. 

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 31, 2017 03:37 AM (p+Wdc)

217 The Donks will be better off running somebody young and black. ======== Vajazzled, rested and ready!

Posted by: Kamal-Toe at July 31, 2017 03:37 AM (vg8iE)

218 Nikki Haley for future president BTW. She has more balls than any man in the entire Congress. Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2017 08:23 AM (6MSTi) I'll keep issuing my mea culpa, mea maxima culpa on the topic of Nikki Haley at the UN. I thought it was some kind of bullshit eh we'll do a "diversity" appointment. I am thrilled to be wrong. Whomever put the bug in Trump's ear to pick her is to be commended for that. I really need to learn more about South American history and current geopolitics. I mean, it's right there *waves paw vaguely* and I don't know anything about that area of the world at all.

Posted by: alexthechick - summons the Parallamas at July 31, 2017 03:39 AM (mf5HN)

219 Which knocks Maxine out of the picture, although it was have vastly entertaining to have Maxine the candidate. Mad Maxine won't run. There are too many grifters in her entourage and too much graft associated with them for her to withstand any serious public scrutiny.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:39 AM (4aVpH)

220 How old will she be in '20? 73 or 74.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:40 AM (Qq3ZN)

221 214  Are you sure about that? I vaguely recall that the Church committee in the mid-70s stuck their noses into that practice and I'd be surprised if it didn't result in a law or two on the subject.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 31, 2017 08:37 AM (4aVpH)



Executive Order 12333 issued by RR



http://tinyurl.com/lfz384y



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 03:40 AM (mpXpK)

222 Yes, it's an executive order. There is no law. The Church committee was the impetus behind it, of course, but there is no law. It's EO 12333. It has since been amended, but the text on assassination has remained the same. It was signed by Reagan.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:40 AM (8O3HH)

223 Executive orders can be secret, too. Any president could order the assassination of any foreign leader any time he wanted. In secret. Whether they would or not, is another matter. But they could.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:42 AM (8O3HH)

224 I really need to learn more about South American history and current geopolitics. I mean, it's right there *waves paw vaguely* and I don't know anything about that area of the world at all. Argentina has huge ranches and does killer beef. Brazilians party 24/7/365. Peruvia is the moron ancestral home.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:43 AM (Qq3ZN)

225 Which knocks Maxine out of the picture, although it was have vastly entertaining to have Maxine the candidate. Posted by: Colin at July 31, 2017 08:35 AM (PpVBg) After the last 8 years, I believe pretty much anything is possible.

Posted by: BignJames at July 31, 2017 03:43 AM (x9c8r)

226 Posted by: alexthechick - summons the Parallamas at July 31, 2017 08:39 AM (mf5HN) Mike Duncan's "Revolutions" podcast wrapped up a series (its fifth) on the overthrow of rule from Spain in South America (excluding Mexico) earlier this year, if listening about it rather than reading suits you, AtC.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:44 AM (4aVpH)

227 I remember reading. Argentina has the same economic potential as the young US did back in the 19th century. They went wrong with leftist politics. It's in the water in Latin America.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:44 AM (8O3HH)

228 I really need to learn more about South American history and current geopolitics. I mean, it's right there *waves paw vaguely* and I don't know anything about that area of the world at all. Posted by: alexthechick - summons the Parallamas at July 31, 2017 08:39 AM (mf5HN) There's not a lot written in English, and most of that is in the leftist camp. I'm interested in South American history for that reason - I don't know much about it, since there isn't much written about it.

Posted by: josephistan at July 31, 2017 03:44 AM (7HtZB)

229 >>I really need to learn more about South American history and current geopolitics. I mean, it's right there *waves paw vaguely* and I don't know anything about that area of the world at all. There's a shitload of outside down there and some of it comes inside. See Chilean recluse spider for example. Some really beautiful places but corruption is widespread and in some areas a way of life.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:46 AM (/tuJf)

230 Assassination is a tricky thing, especially in this day and age of the deep state apparatchiks. Very tricky..

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2017 03:46 AM (D95+j)

231 Wife of kari had no meetings scheduled today and was ecstatic at the prospect of working from home. She just got a message that her team is going to go meet (read: be in a photo op) with Elizabeth "Big Wampum" Warren. Seriously. She's pissed about it. Hahaha.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at July 31, 2017 03:46 AM (nXCp4)

232 Mad Maxine won't run. There are too many grifters in her entourage and too much graft associated with them for her to withstand any serious public scrutiny.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 31, 2017 08:39 AM (4aVpH)

===


Maybe.  If Maxine runs it will not be a serious run.  It will be a vanity and money-laundering exercise.  Mostly the latter.  She can funnel contributions to her daughter's PR company or whatever scam Maxine and the daughter have been running for decades in SoCal.  Plus, don't candidates get to keep campaign donations not used for campaign purposes?  IIRC there is some way candidates can get their hands on unused campaign funds, eventually. 



Posted by: Gref at July 31, 2017 03:47 AM (AMIL/)

233 200 Marxism seems to have grown roots in the culture and identity of countries South of the Border the past 50-60 years along with Liberation Theology in the Catholic Church down there. Until the people see that Marxism of any kind only leads poverty, misery, and slavery, I don't see the point of any military intervention because another Marxist state will only pop up. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2017 08:24 AM (2qHjF) ------------------------------- This ^^^^^ The current Pope was handsomely rewarded for his commie/liberation theology beliefs - heck they even created a job for him when the job of Pope was occupied by a legitimately elected Pontiff. The Churchill quote about socialism bringing equal misery comes to mind. It will take generations to prove to the masses that living happily ever after is better than a short life of envy and deprivation.

Posted by: Boots at July 31, 2017 03:47 AM (EBwPV)

234 Uruguay is where the Urugs come from. They have an above average soccer team for their size.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at July 31, 2017 03:47 AM (nXCp4)

235 228 josephistan Look up the War of the Triple Alliance. Paraguay lost 90% of their male population. And the Chaco War had it's moments of clarity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at July 31, 2017 03:48 AM (QPssk)

236 Wife of kari had no meetings scheduled today and was ecstatic at the prospect of working from home. She just got a message that her team is going to go meet (read: be in a photo op) with Elizabeth "Big Wampum" Warren. Seriously. She's pissed about it. Hahaha. Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari Have her wear a MAGA t shirt.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:48 AM (Qq3ZN)

237 Mike Duncan's "Revolutions" podcast wrapped up a series (its fifth) on the overthrow of rule from Spain in South America (excluding Mexico) earlier this year, if listening about it rather than reading suits you, AtC. Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 31, 2017 08:44 AM (4aVpH) Oh thank you! Both work and the Revolutions series is well done. I need to get back to listening to that.

Posted by: alexthechick - summons the Parallamas at July 31, 2017 03:49 AM (mf5HN)

238 @225 It is an certainty that the Donks are going to back to the numinous negro well from here on out. We are going to get either Kamala Harris, Booker or some other bright shiny with no discernable dialect and a SJW/class warfare talking points wrapped up in a populist wrapper. Book it.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 31, 2017 03:49 AM (D95+j)

239 It's meant to prevent retaliation.


I'm sure Steve Scalise finds that comforting.

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at July 31, 2017 03:50 AM (Wf/fS)

240 >>I really need to learn more about South American history and current geopolitics. I mean, it's right there *waves paw vaguely* and I don't know anything about that area of the world at all. The turtle people of Galapagos are a friendly oligarchy which make fine knit sweaters and lingerie.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 03:50 AM (kerX3)

241 She just got a message that her team is going to go meet (read: be in a photo op) with Elizabeth "Big Wampum" Warren. Seriously. ======= I would refuse to participate. Let them fire me.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 03:50 AM (vg8iE)

242 There's a shitload of outside down there and some of it comes inside. See Chilean recluse spider for example. Some really beautiful places but corruption is widespread and in some areas a way of life. Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 08:46 AM (/tuJf) Many many many years ago, my father did international sales for a paper company and helped draft budgets for working in various South American countries. There was a line item for the necessary bribes, I think they phrased it as governmental outreach programs or something.

Posted by: alexthechick - summons the Parallamas at July 31, 2017 03:52 AM (mf5HN)

243 227
I remember reading. Argentina has the same economic potential as the young US did back in the 19th century.

They went wrong with leftist politics. It's in the water in Latin America.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 08:44 AM (8O3HH)


The colonies founded by Spain which only intended to exploit the indians for gold and were ruled by autocratic dictators have not done so good.  However those founded by England with freedom for its cicizens have done a lot better.  To bad North America has now become an autocratic oligarchy and will become the same as the Latin American countries.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 03:52 AM (mpXpK)

244 I hate President Trump's use of superlatives when he speaks. Everything is the best, most, etc. He over sells everything.

Posted by: Very Undude at July 31, 2017 03:52 AM (2X7pN)

245 Assassination is a tricky thing, especially in this day and age of the deep state apparatchiks.

Very tricky..


Like the law slows down the Deep State types - anymore that it slows down any gangsters.

Posted by: [/i] [/u] [/s] [/b]An Observation at July 31, 2017 03:54 AM (Wf/fS)

246 In fact Ben Frankln was an early ambassador to the Galapagos where he enjoyed many discreet liaisons with the she-turtles. Legend has it that a famous Galapogosian scientist is a descendant.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 03:54 AM (kerX3)

247 231 Wife of kari had no meetings scheduled today and was ecstatic at the prospect of working from home.

She just got a message that her team is going to go meet (read: be in a photo op) with Elizabeth "Big Wampum" Warren. Seriously.

She's pissed about it. Hahaha.

Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at July 31, 2017 08:46 AM (nXCp4)

Sorry, I missed the meeting with Fauxahauntis, but I ran out of gas!  I got a flat tire! I didn't have change for cab fare! I lost my tux at the cleaners! I locked my keys in the car! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole my car!  There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!

Excuses by Jake


Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at July 31, 2017 03:54 AM (DxWUs)

248 >>Marxism seems to have grown roots in the culture and identity of countries South of the Border the past 50-60 years along with Liberation Theology in the Catholic Church down there. Until the people see that Marxism of any kind only leads poverty, misery, and slavery, I don't see the point of any military intervention because another Marxist state will only pop up. It didn't happen by magic, it was an organized campaign by the USSR. South and Central America has a long and not so illustrious history of poverty and corruption in government. It, much like Africa, was ripe for exploitation by the USSR which had a very active mission of spreading worldwide communism during the Cold War. Cuba was the most notable client state but the Soviets were all over the region trying to counter out attempts to spread democracy and freedom. It wasn't always overt but it was always present. Totalitarianism can be a powerful drug to poor, exploited people who are looking for simple solutions and someone to blame for their plight. Democracy can be a much harder sell because it requires active participation. The Church fit nicely into this message because of their standing with the poor as a shining beacon of truth. Co-opt the Church and many of the people will follow.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:55 AM (/tuJf)

249 Duncan's "Revolutions" podcasts covered -- 1. the English Revolution (King Charles & Cromwell) 2. the American Revolution 3. the French Revolution 4. the Haitian Revolution 5. the South American (Bolivar) Revolution 6. the Revolution of 1830 7. the Revolution of 1848 (this series is just starting now)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:55 AM (4aVpH)

250 Good morning horde.  I just poured my coffee and it smells like onions.  Odd.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:55 AM (lwiT4)

251 Morning, all!

Probably already asked and answered, but do illegal aliens have extra-special rights that means that get to commit crimes and get let go and/or reduced sentence vs. citizens now?!?  Because the criminal aliens intentionally let go so that IC can't get them --- who then go on to commit heinous crimes are piling up. At what point is there a yuuuuge pushback, I wonder...

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 03:56 AM (NOIQH)

252 I was was reading. Argentina is sometimes called the "superpower that never was". It was one of the 10 richest nation in the world until the Great Depression. Then came Peron and Peronism. GDP growth averaged 6% for over 43 years until then. Then it was all downhill. European immigrants were flooding in, just like here in the early days. Buenos Aries was a cultural center and all that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:56 AM (8O3HH)

253 What happened... to my corkscrew?!

Posted by: Hillary @ 9am at July 31, 2017 03:56 AM (bc2Lc)

254 What happened... to my corkscrew?! Posted by: Hillary @ 9am at July 31, 2017 08:56 AM (bc2Lc) =========== You're so fucking crooked, you should just be able to use your finger.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 03:57 AM (vg8iE)

255

Steele's lawyers revealed in court filings that, in September 2016,
Steele briefed reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker and CNN on behalf of Fusion GPS.

We still don't know who were the media contacts with Fusion GPS

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 31, 2017 03:57 AM (e8kgV)

256 244 I hate President Trump's use of superlatives when he speaks. Everything is the best, most, etc. He over sells everything. Posted by: Very Undude at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (2X7pN) This is the best critique of his overuse of superlatives ever (bar none)!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 03:58 AM (4aVpH)

257 Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (e8kgV)
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Michael Steele?  Or some other Steele?

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 03:58 AM (lwiT4)

258 >>Many many many years ago, my father did international sales for a paper company and helped draft budgets for working in various South American countries. There was a line item for the necessary bribes, I think they phrased it as governmental outreach programs or something. And it used to be perfectly legal and accepted. That all ended with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1974. Still happens, people are just more creative these days.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 03:58 AM (/tuJf)

259 >>She just got a message that her team is going to go meet (read: be in a photo op) with Elizabeth "Big Wampum" Warren. Seriously.


Ugh, that happened many years ago on my first job in the Boston area. Was working at a desk at the end of the row, look up, and before I realize it I'm shaking Ted Kennedy's hand. He was touring the office w/our owner, UGH

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 03:59 AM (NOIQH)

260 Juan Peron and Evita were all about Social Justice. Their party was named the Justice Party. That is the example of what SJWism does to a country.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 03:59 AM (8O3HH)

261 >>>>Assassination is a tricky thing, especially in this day and age of the deep state apparatchiks.

Very tricky..
.
.
.And if Trump did it, they would start impeachment proceedings and a bunch of RINO's would vote for it too.

Posted by: The Great White Soctsman at July 31, 2017 04:00 AM (0pcwX)

262 I hope Trump is not bluffing when he keeps making those tweets about making Congress pay the same as us.

As I think I read somewhere, that's not really a threat to the members, but their thousands of staffers who can't afford it.

Remember that the Dems plan for single-payer was to have Obamacare collapse far enough out that no one would remember what it was like to have otherwise.

The illegal payments to the insurance companies facilitate this.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2017 04:00 AM (W1XyZ)

263 Government outreach -- there's a politician at your door with an outstretched palm and you had better grease it, bub.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 31, 2017 04:00 AM (4aVpH)

264 I'd like to know more about South America, too. Seems to recall reading that more recently, Iran has been getting involved in several country's politics, which is unsettling.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 04:00 AM (NOIQH)

265 257 Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at July 31, 2017 08:57 AM (e8kgV) ============================= Michael Steele? Or some other Steele? Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 08:58 AM (lwiT4) Palin Steele, right? /s

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 04:01 AM (mbhDw)

266 I hate President Trump's use of superlatives when he speaks. Everything is the best, most, etc. He over sells everything.
Posted by: Very Undude at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (2X7pN)



I suppose you can think big, or think small.  It's nice to have a President who things big, rather than one who downgraded everything about America.  Is he over the top?  Sometimes.  I find it a little endearing.  Plus, I think he means it.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 04:01 AM (lwiT4)

267 Make a trade with Venezuela. Trade our Marxists and SJWs and feminists for their crop of traditional 18-22 year old women. Posted by: Widespread Pepe Gross. I'd prefer to make that trade with Sweden or Norway instead.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 04:02 AM (vRcUp)

268 Palin Steele, right? /s

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 09:01 AM (mbhDw)

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I used to love watching that guy twist himself into a pretzel.


Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 04:02 AM (lwiT4)

269 >>>Michael Steele? Or some other Steele? Christopher

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at July 31, 2017 04:03 AM (kerX3)

270 I hate President Trump's use of superlatives when he speaks. Everything is the best, most, etc. He over sells everything. Posted by: Very Undude at July 31, 2017 08:52 AM (2X7pN) ======= I don't mind the superlatives. It's how the guy talks and I personally find it amusing/endearing. What I did take issue with was constant stuttering, mispronunciations, and the diction and word choice of a 13-year-old so desperately trying to sound erudite from someone who we were told CONSTANTLY was the greatest orator EVUH!!!!!!!!

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 31, 2017 04:05 AM (vg8iE)

271 As I think I read somewhere, that's not really a threat to the members, but their thousands of staffers who can't afford it.
============================


I'm not sure if this is true, but I read it on the internet, so .... Supposedly each Congressman turned their offices into small business status so they were all exempt.  I'm not all that concerned if their staff can't afford it.  That's the whole point - nobody can.  If they don't personally feel the pinch, things will never change.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 04:05 AM (lwiT4)

272 She just got a message that her team is going to go meet (read: be in a photo op) with Elizabeth "Big Wampum" Warren. Seriously. She's pissed about it. Hahaha. Posted by: most deplorable Ghost of kari - certified sidebar at July 31, 2017 08:46 AM (nXCp4) I'd take the opportunity to be able to take Fauxcahontas by the hand and tell her to her face what a rotten, lying, ought-to-be-tarred-and-feathered parasite she is. But then, I'm in the position where I don't give a damn whether I get fired or not.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 04:05 AM (X6fMO)

273 Christopher a wannabe Remington Steele.  Super duper MI-6 Superagent dude. 

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at July 31, 2017 04:05 AM (DxWUs)

274 Remington Steele.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 04:06 AM (8O3HH)

275 >>Juan Peron and Evita were all about Social Justice. Their party was named the Justice Party. That is the example of what SJWism does to a country. Social Justice is a term that was first coined by an Italian priest back in the 1800s and spread throughout the Catholic Church. It helped spawn and grow the Progressive movement which of course is socialist/communist thus the intersection. Hayek actually wrote another book about this very topic, The Mirage of Social Justice. He was wicked smaht.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 31, 2017 04:06 AM (/tuJf)

276 Scott Adams must have a time machine.

Not really.

He's just a guy who is actually paying attention rather than running around Twitter trying to impress all the other political class.
By saying the same damned thing everyone else is saying. 

Exactly as he predicted, Trump has gone from "Hitler" to "incompetent" to "effective, but we don't like it."

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2017 04:06 AM (W1XyZ)

277 Remington Steele.
==============


I loved that show.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 04:07 AM (lwiT4)

278 The GOPe and democrats can't run this country. How anybody thinks we can fix some barely civilized third world wannabe country defies the laws of science. We have proven time after time, we can't.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 31, 2017 04:08 AM (KP5rU)

279 >>I hate President Trump's use of superlatives when he speaks. Everything is the best, most, etc. He over sells everything.


I'll take that over the constant condescension and scolding by Obama.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 04:08 AM (NOIQH)

280 I loved Laura Holt. Efrem Zimbalist Jr's daughter. Stephanie Zimablist, Jr.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at July 31, 2017 04:08 AM (8O3HH)

281 "Good morning horde. I just poured my coffee and it smells like onions. Odd." Did you check your belt for a missing onion?

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 04:08 AM (sf2BM)

282 >>Remington Steele.


Steele Johnson!

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at July 31, 2017 04:08 AM (NOIQH)

283 In fact Ben Frankln was an early ambassador to the Galapagos where he enjoyed many discreet liaisons with the she-turtles. Legend has it that a famous Galapogosian scientist is a descendant. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy Newsflash: Mitch McConnell is not a scientist.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 31, 2017 04:09 AM (vRcUp)

284 Did you check your belt for a missing onion?

Posted by: the guy across the street at July 31, 2017 09:08 AM (sf2BM)

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Shoot.  Shoulda looked there first.

Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 04:09 AM (lwiT4)

285 Looks to me as if the problem is not Venezuela, the problem is Iran.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 31, 2017 04:10 AM (MZcWR)

286 Yo!

Posted by: Lexington Steele at July 31, 2017 04:10 AM (2qHjF)

287 Posted by: Lexington Steele at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (2qHjF) Hi there, big fella. You better talk to me, or I'll write about you.

Posted by: Lena Dunham, plus sized model at July 31, 2017 04:12 AM (8O3HH)

288 285 Looks to me as if the problem is not Venezuela, the problem is Iran. Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 31, 2017 09:10 AM (MZcWR) Iran is a very huge benefactor of Venezuela. That alone should sound alarm bells.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 04:12 AM (mbhDw)

289 *hic* I really enjoyed Samantha Ronson as Rammington Steel.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 31, 2017 04:12 AM (vRcUp)

290 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing Was wondering if you were here. Binge watched "The Last Tycoon" this weekend on Amazon. Adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's last unfinished book of 1930's Hollywood. Interesting but no idea how close it mirrored 1930's "Hollywoodland". Starred Kelsey Grammer & Matt Bomer. Have you seen it?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at July 31, 2017 04:13 AM (Qq3ZN)

291 JJ, if you see any neighbors, especially any by the name of Lot, load up their wife and daughters in the car and tear out of town with no luggage, follow them. No questions, just follow them. And if Lot's wife jumps out of his car, don't, I repeat DON'T stop for her. Just keep going.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 04:13 AM (zLDYs)

292 We are absolutely insane. Why were the Desnudas panhandlers ever provided any legitimacy by providing DAZs in the first place?

Posted by: RM at July 31, 2017 04:13 AM (U3LtS)

293 "Good morning horde. I just poured my coffee and it smells like onions. Odd." Sometimes, when I unload the dishwasher I notice that coffee cups on the ends don't get as clean, so I put shorter glasses in those positions. It's like crud gets into the coffee cups at those positions and never rinses out properly.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist [/i] at July 31, 2017 04:14 AM (EgwCt)

294 Why Trump will keep winning even if the GOPe continues to kneecap his agenda:
(|Via Insty)

Killing the Gods of the City

"Trump is slaying sacred cows and, in the words of American Greatness Senior Editor Julie Ponzi, he is killing the gods of the city and no one knows what to do. The only thing anybody knows is that the things we are seeing have never been done before and Donald Trump is refusing to follow any of the proper conventions (if he even knows what they are . . . tsk tsk).

The media--the cornerstone of the establishment--is doing its best to make it clear to the American people that they ought to be wringing their hands about all of this. Chaos reigns in the imperial city, and Trump is to blame. Nothing is getting done, and everything is terrible.

Of course, this is all poppycock.

People should not be upset: they should be enjoying this. . . .

Americans who elected Trump do not worship the current gods of the city. They know you're responsible for killing the old ones and they wish to return the favor now. We want your gods dead."


Trump was the last time we we're going to ask nicely.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2017 04:14 AM (W1XyZ)

295 291 JJ, if you see any neighbors, especially any by the name of Lot, load up their wife and daughters in the car and tear out of town with no luggage, follow them. No questions, just follow them. And if Lot's wife jumps out of his car, don't, I repeat DON'T stop for her. Just keep going. Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2017 09:13 AM (zLDYs) I'll get a salted.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 04:14 AM (mbhDw)

296 Liberation theology was never as influential in Venezuela as the prevalent practice of voodoo type spiritism. Venezuelans of means have anticipated the current situation and have managed to repatriate. Its wrong to assume the entire population is a seething Marxist horde. There are middle class people who didnt have the means nor the connections to flee. And of course those who are commited to fighting for their country. Hasnt anyone seen whats happenning to the opposition there?

Posted by: kallisto at July 31, 2017 04:16 AM (eO2Z0)

297 Sometimes, when I unload the dishwasher I notice that coffee cups on the ends don't get as clean, so I put shorter glasses in those positions.

It's like crud gets into the coffee cups at those positions and never rinses out properly.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman - AoS Infrastructure Specialist at July 31, 2017 09:14 AM (EgwCt)

============================



That happens to me too.  But this time I think it's one of my olfactory hallucinations.  I get them on and off.  Sometimes I smell cigars, or boiled cabbage.  The most common one is ammonia.  I hate ammonia.  Don't ever get bopped on the temporal lobe, or ammonia might follow you all of your days.



Posted by: grammie winger - 5 pounds heavier but with a great tan at July 31, 2017 04:18 AM (lwiT4)

298 Nood. Arts and farts. And jelly tarts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 31, 2017 04:18 AM (mbhDw)

299 Art thread is up. It is not warm and fuzzy.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at July 31, 2017 04:19 AM (RD7QR)

300 I posted this yesterday in the Mike Rowe thread: My NC was kind of a shithead. I wanted a flag flown over the Capital and that didn't happen. At least the required paperwork got done, or else I might still be in! Anyway; now a few years later, that NC works with me. He's not very well thought of. Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 30, 2017 10:04 PM (17QyB) Yeah, still a shithead. Turns out he had a set of files that we use and disseminate for *months* and didn't tell anyone. When I called him out, he said "you're not putting this on me, you know these things come out every quarter". So I'm supposed to query *him* about this, even though he *had* this shit and no one knew?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 31, 2017 04:19 AM (17QyB)

301 I hate President Trump's use of superlatives when he speaks. Everything is the best, most, etc. He over sells everything. Posted by: Very Undude That's just him being deprogrammer-in-chief. After nearly a decade of being downtalked, America needs to be reminded that, yeah, we can be pretty damn awesome. Mornin' Horde. July's done and the species of f*** I used to be able to give just got declared "extinct". Though watching my nephew pitch in the All-American game this weekend was pretty cool. (MLB.com, watching streaming on your site sucks.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at July 31, 2017 04:19 AM (AM1GF)

302 235 228 josephistan Look up the War of the Triple Alliance. Paraguay lost 90% of their male population. And the Chaco War had it's moments of clarity. Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 31, 2017 08:48 AM (QPssk) I have a book on each of those wars in my library.

Posted by: josephistan at July 31, 2017 04:20 AM (7HtZB)

303 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 31, 2017 04:20 AM (mpXpK)

304 Steele Johnson is right.

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at July 31, 2017 04:20 AM (IqV8l)

305 A good street-ish level view of Cuba is the Babalu Blog, and they look a lot at Veneuzuela too. 

https://babalublog.com/

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2017 04:20 AM (mkDpn)

306 We are absolutely insane. Why were the Desnudas panhandlers ever provided any legitimacy by providing DAZs in the first place?

Boston used to have the Combat Zone to keep all the sex and porn trade in one area downtown. Then two Harvard football players went down there for a good time one night, stiffed a couple of hookers and got stabbed by their pimps, one fatally. That was pretty much the end of the Combat Zone.

Posted by: tu3031 at July 31, 2017 04:21 AM (qJhUV)

307 "were told CONSTANTLY was the greatest orator EVUH!!!!!!!" Trump sounds unlettered? Romney your man? Who's vote does Trump court?

Posted by: Mudd at July 31, 2017 04:22 AM (cfHE9)

308 The greatest combatant in the Chaco war was thirst. 

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2017 04:22 AM (mkDpn)

309 "ever provided any legitimacy" Police seem to find laws to arrest anyone they want to arrest. I think the police are unhappy and this is a way to show it.

Posted by: Mudd at July 31, 2017 04:23 AM (cfHE9)

310 250 Good morning horde. I just poured my coffee and it smells like onions. Odd. Posted by: grammie winger Parosmia.

Posted by: just wondering. [i] at July 31, 2017 04:24 AM (3hIZX)

311 264 I'd like to know more about South America, too. Seems to recall reading that more recently, Iran has been getting involved in several country's politics, which is unsettling. Posted by: Lizzy at July 31, 2017 09:00 AM (NOIQH) Argentina, Iran bombed a Jewish center and the Leftist government covered it up. A Prosecutor was going to file his report or file new charges, but he "committed suicide"

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 31, 2017 04:26 AM (dKiJG)

312 Was wondering if you were here. Binge watched "The Last Tycoon" this weekend on Amazon. Adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's last unfinished book of 1930's Hollywood. Interesting but no idea how close it mirrored 1930's "Hollywoodland". Starred Kelsey Grammer & Matt Bomer. Have you seen it? Posted by: rickb223 at July 31, 2017 09:13 AM (Qq3ZN) No, I haven't. My TV isn't set up to watch Amazon, and I don't like the idea of watching something on my computer. Tycoon is one of those books I've always meant to get around to, but never did. Since Fitzgerald meant for Monroe Starr to be a takeoff of MGMs producer Irving Thalberg, I really should figure out a way to see the thing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 31, 2017 04:27 AM (X6fMO)

313 AtC, a quick overview of Latin American revolutions, mostly from the aspect of Bolivar, and a bit from San Martin, is Mike Duncan's www.Revolutionspodcast.com.

He did a series on Bolivar and the South American Revolution - Missing Brazil and without much to say about Paraguay . . . because no one really has much to say about Paraguay.

Any how, start with episode 5.01 The Conquest

http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2016/06/501-the-conquest.html

And Duncan's indexing sucks canal water. 

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2017 04:28 AM (mkDpn)

314 Waaay off topic, but check out this video of new Buicks being unloaded from box cars in 1928. Pretty cool.

http://tinyurl.com/ycsqyg2a

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at July 31, 2017 04:44 AM (TPimP)

315 Well it looks like ACE is finally admitting that drastic measures are going to be needed to actually save this country. Welcome to the party!!! The current political class in this country needs to be taught to fear the average citizen again and that lesson is not going to be easy or painless or most likely bloodless. It is better to strike now while we have someone in power who is relatively speaking on "our" side. Because if we sit around and let the political class get back on their feet and get an even firmer grip on things we will never get their boot off our necks with anything short of a full on French Revolution style Revolution with all the bloodshed that would entail. I would much rather have to deal with a few executions of prominent politicians then wholesale blood in the streets. As the old saying goes "the best way to kill a snake is to cut its head off" and in this case we know who the snakes are.

Posted by: southdakotaboy at July 31, 2017 04:56 AM (NCilI)

316 Norks taking out a major California leftist urban sewer would be bitter sweet.

Posted by: Feel the Burn at July 31, 2017 05:25 AM (qYCgM)

317 Don't feel sorry for Venezuelans.  They voted to go down and continue down this path years ago.  I would call this a "cautionary tale," except most Millennials never heard of Venezuela and think George Bush invaded Afghanistan to steal its oil (actual conversation with a Millennial twit).

Posted by: Feel the Burn at July 31, 2017 05:28 AM (qYCgM)

318 JJ thinks that Trump doesn't allow red lines to be crossed Well he promised no more ICBM launches 6 months ago Said it would never happen As far as the GOP bring out of touch with the majority of Americans well when was the last time they won a majority of the vote in a national election ?

Posted by: Jared at July 31, 2017 05:43 AM (k5TPf)

319 It is time for karma: How is it that Congress still doesn't have to accept the Obamacare they pushed on the American people? John McCain should be forced to accept that consequence.

Posted by: Orson at July 31, 2017 06:00 AM (LPrDl)

320 Commie on the left rocking an 80's-style Motorola cell phone???

Posted by: miked at July 31, 2017 08:35 AM (uKJIC)

321 That chicken has had enough already. The Dems need to be herded off to prison for animal cruelty. Laying a train on a poor chicken is beyond evil.

Posted by: KauaiGoneGin at July 31, 2017 09:57 AM (Axg8n)

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