15 June 2018

Passionate indifference.

The press is mad, crazy to report on the evil Bashar al-Assad but when it comes to reporting on a ghastly war in Yemen – and U.S. support for the Saudi and U.A.E. dirtbags waging it – the lap dog press all can’t find a pencil sharpener.
Maybe the media barons have decided to take sides and are no longer interested in balanced reports or just articles reporting development on the ground. If we take Yemen, the same journalists expressing strong justified conscious indignation about civilian deaths in the war imposed on Syria are totally numb, unavailable to cover the Saudi Arabian war on Yemen supported by the US and the UK establishments.

The same journalists who are so excited about any bomb dropped by the Syrians or the Russian air force in their war to liberate cities have been relatively quiet about the thousands of civilians killed in the northern city of Raqqah by the US Air Force which destroyed over 80% of the city and left ISIS mines to kill more inhabitants returning to the ruins of that Syrian city.[1]

Everyone knows why helping to kill Houthis is vital to the security of the United States, right? Right?!

Notes
[1] " Syrian Dirty War Backfires on International Media." By Elijah J Magnier, 4/25/18.

10 June 2018

Urk.

Posting around here has been light the last few days. The Colonel went to the E.R. four days ago and was diagnosed with an enlarged ego.

We're dealing with this as best we can but a strict alcohol diet is working wonders just now. More scanograms and hypodermic needles that look like ski poles are in store for us this week. Frankly, our mission here on earth is NOT complete so many more years of caustic commentary, lame jokes, and mundane insights from us can be expected.

During this time, the world's greatest German shepherd thought it was fun to dig up and otherwise destroy the lawn sprinkler system out back. The urge to kill is strong.

Go Donald.

Trade: In his boldest “America First!” move to date, Trump has slapped higher steel and aluminum tariffs on – well, pretty much everybody. While the move itself may be a bit ham-fisted, it has signaled that the days of the US attachment to one-way free trade while our trade partners practice mercantilism are over.
"When, Where, and How Will the Empire Strike Back?" By James George Jatras, South Front, 6/10/18.

Ah, yes.

To the rest of the G7, the US is engaging in isolation if they aren't handing out trade deficits left and right. Trump knows how to handle these pussies.
Comment by infotechsailor on “Trump Top Advisors Lash Out At "Double-Crossing" Trudeau: "Special Place In Hell" For Him.” By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, June 10, 2018.

07 June 2018

And a miserable pack of useless slugs it was.

Former Republican House majority leader, John Boehner recently observed that, “The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” And what a disgusting phenomenon that party was and is. With a few notable exceptions it was and is clueless about this rare thing known as “the interests of the American people.” When Boehner took over in 2010 I thought that a unique opportunity had been handed to the Republicans and that now we would see some serious pushback, some coordinated counter offensive.

But no, it was the usual GOP deer-in-the-headlights instant stall into ineffectual irrelevance. It was, sad to say, much the same stillborn hope I had that Trump would pull out all the stops on sealing the border with troops then in Sand Land. They would be brought back to patrol our OWN freaking borders instead of Abdul’s was my absurd thought but it wasn’t Trump’s.

Pat Buchanan aptly captures the gist of the Republicans as useless, sellout artists pursuing vaporous but ruinously expensive missions to straighten everybody out. America as God’s gift to the world and the GOP as His vicegerent:

Consider. That GOP was dedicated to free trade, open borders, amnesty and using U.S. power to punish aggressors and “end tyranny in our world.” That GOP set out to create a new world order where dictatorships were threatened with “regime change,” and democratic capitalism was the new order of the ages.

Yet, Donald Trump captured the Republican nomination and won the presidency — by saying goodbye to all that.

How probable is it that a future GOP presidential candidate will revive the Bush-Boehner agenda the party rejected in 2016, run on it, win, and impose it on the party and nation?

Bush-Boehner Republicanism appears to be as dead today as was Harding-Coolidge Republicanism after 1933. And if Trumpism is not the future of the GOP, it is hard to see what a promising GOP agenda might look like.[1]

Mr. Trump is an improvement on what passed for a political something on the “right” but we’re not out of the woods. More war on Syria, confrontation with North Korea, ratcheting up the level of needless tension with the Russians, and drinking Israel’s bathwater where it’s fake paranoia about Iran is concerned were not what I envisioned for the first months of his administration. But, there it is.

So where will America go now? It’s effectively leaderless in the ideological realm with Trump exhibiting little interest in or understanding of the Constitution. He has discovered the phrase “health care” in Article I, Sect. 8 to my amazement and seems indifferent to the presence of the bit about Congress having the authority to declare war. A 15-year-old Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq isn’t what is required constitutionally as it no more authorizes U.S. military force to be used in Madagascar than it does in Syria. But there we are.

And as I’ve said before, Trump is clueless about the importance of free speech and all the ways in which the left seeks to take it away. He recognizes no fundamental threat to public order in the AntiFa slime that appear regularly to attack decent citizens. Public order and defense of our freedoms is a core responsibility of government at any level but Trump shows more interest in petty tweet storms than in understanding and articulating just one or two of those aspects of public life that are imperiled by the rise of the ultra left and the descent of the Democrat Party into the pit of identity politics. Expect leadership from Trump on economic and regulatory issues but don’t expect him to use the Justice Department to deal with California’s de facto secession or any other of the centripetal forces that plague us. Is a 230% increase in border crossings consistent with Trump’s vaunted concern for sealing the border?

Look not to Trump but, too, look not to the GOP where Ryan and McConnell were its public face. The Republic is indeed adrift with the very concept of “citizen” abandoned in favor of open borders and theft of jobs from the 95,000,000 million Americans currently out of work. Look for nothing but surrender from the old crowd on all that.

Note to GOP: Clean up your act and fight for something other than for surrender to every foreigner on the planet, or be replaced.

As Buchanan correctly observes, the old GOP is history and the choice for the next flavor of the GOP is Trumpism or something else, something unpredictable. The Alt Right is like a hint.

Personally, I don’t see any kind of a renaissance in American thinking. The growth of the federal leviathan and the judicial tyranny that makes that possible have gone unnoticed by all but a few. The presence of millions of illegal third-world immigrants and the job theft this has entailed has engendered no fury. Trump’s election was a close thing not a landslide. Foreign wars and the ruinous expense of pointless foreign wars coupled with gigantic trade imbalances together with the above mark America as a nation of chumps. There’s an excellent chance we’ll follow in the steps of our British cousins and let freedom slip from our grasp. I just don’t see that that many Americans give a damn. Cable TV will mock their standards and celebrate multiculturalism and diversity and they’ll eat it up and enrich those who mock them.

Notes
[1] "Buchanan: 'Boehner's Right! ...It's Trump's Party Now.'" By Patrick Buchanan, ZeroHedge, 6/5/18 (formatting removed).

06 June 2018

Pearls of expression.

The following post mysteriously disappeared. Don't know how???

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Number 9

she must have pissed off Hillary, or called Michelle a tranny?

Simplifiedfrisbee

What a grotesque racist and sexist whore you are.

Dick gagging closet fag.

Make America Gay Again.

Number 9

damn.. didn't mean to trigger you.. I am so sorry.. ONE thing I am all about is feelings and my motto is live and let live..

and I will kill anyone that disagrees..

"Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Apparent Suicide." By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 6/5/18.

05 June 2018

Got to be.

TheSilentMajority

Dig a little and you will find-out that Russia was definately behind this!

"Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Apparent Suicide." By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 6/5/18.

Pearls of expression.

CheapBastard

I stopped reading women's magazines after some of them claimed the wookie is the most beautiful female alive.

Madmoiselle and its staff deteriorated in time in my opinion and became disconnected with reality . . . .

fightapathy

ALL of them said the Wookie was the most beautiful woman in human history. The collective dictatorship of the corporate mass media in all its delusional dystopia.

Bigly

How much were they paid to put lipstick on THAT pig?

"Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Apparent Suicide." By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 6/5/18.

02 June 2018

Woodrow Trump and the main target.

A couple of pithy quotes:
Much like Woodrow Wilson, who won re-election on the promise to keep America out of war, so, too, did Donald Trump. And just like Wilson, no sooner had Trump won the election than he began beating the drums of war. Wilson took the U.S. into the First World War. Trump is making all of the overtures of taking us into the Third World War.

It is more than obvious that Trump is itching for a war with Iran and Syria.[1]

And:
As of now, we are observing a kind of a stand-still in Syria, filled mostly with local events that are more tactical in nature. This includes the liquidation of militant enclaves in Eastern Ghouta, East Qalamoun, Yarmouk, and Al-Rastan. This pause is most likely taken to allow for preparations ahead of the next phase of this war, in which Iran will become the main target of a large coalition of Israel, GCC states and a number of other Arab states, and quite possibly Turkey.[2]
Notes
[1] "Congress Says 'No' To War With Iran." By Chuck Baldwin, 5/31/18.
[2] "Iran is Fighting Tooth and Nail for Its Positions in Iraq and Syria." By Petr Lvov, Near Eastern Outlook, 5/30/18.

Lindsey and Donald will be unhappy.

With almost no announcement or media attention, the U.S. Congress a week ago Tuesday voted unanimously to pass the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that included an amendment prohibiting President Trump from attacking Iran.[1]
The vote was unanimous if you can believe that. And it’s beyond odd that there’s been no media focus on this.
This might be the very first time since 2001 and 2003, that Congress has shown the guts to start reclaiming its constitutional authority regarding the dissemination of war.
At the present moment, however, American troops occupy and operate in Syria pursuant to authority for the U.S. to wage war in Iraq 15 years ago. That’s like telling Wal Mart that you bought a set of snow tires 15 years ago and the permission they gave to remove them from the store authorizes you to remove a $2,000 4K flat-screen TV today.

Notes
[1] "Congress Says 'No' To War With Iran." By Chuck Baldwin, 5/31/18.
[2] Id.