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Them getting themmer.

Us.

The new right wing does more than just get petty when the going gets rough. We appropriate. When you attack us, we turn it into a slogan. Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” made us into The Deplorables. Her “fake news” now defines all the news that lies about us. We even got her freaking out about a green frog. Since then, we’ve convinced them that everything from an “OK” gesture to a bobbing purple dove to a glass of milk is a secret Nazi code. It’s so easy to turn them into a dizzy Chihuahua frantically chasing his own tail that it’s almost cruel—almost.

They’re tools and we’re a tool using species, it’s a perfect match!

 

Them acting Themmer

Huntington Beach Pro-Trump March Turns Into Attack on Anti-Trump Protesters

So… Some Trump supporters just started attacking peaceful people?

The anti-Trump protester, dressed in all black and wearing a mask, attacked an organizer of the event, Jennifer Sterling, and other members of the march with the irritant, causing a group of marchers to tackle the masked man, punching and kicking him.

 

Ahh, so the anti-Trump folks were “mostly peaceful” Anti-fa blackshirts who got their asses so deservedly kicked.

People aren’t going to let our fine, mostly-peaceful, fascist countrymen beat us anymore. People are fighting back. Generation Snowflake is going to find out that beating the people they hate is not cost-free.

 

There’s also been a spate of us getting themmer.

Let’s accept that Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill wasn’t optimal.

Since it was Obamacare with some lipstick, yeah, we’ll go with “wasn’t optimal”, sounds so much better than “Fuck you people who voted for us to get rid of Obamacare”.

If the Congressional Budget Office was anywhere close to correct in its original estimations,

Okay, that’s utterly stupid. The CBO is only useful for pushing lefty legislation or against conservative legislation.

But yes, it’s true, it wasn’t full repeal.

I’ll translate: “But yes it’s true, the GOP was saying Fuck You Base!”

Indeed, as long as insurance companies are required to cover pre-existing conditions, government healthcare is with us, and the bill would not have changed that.

At least you’re admitting, even as you try to deny it, that the GOP was not keeping their campaign promise of getting rid of Obamacare. This would have been worse than no bill.

This bit makes me laugh.

Let’s also forget about any four-dimensional chess conspiracy theories.

It looks to me as if he’s trying to play 9-dimensional chess by passing bills that eventually get the gov’t out of all aspects of my life.

All this said, I simply feel that letting the bill die was such a huge mistake politically that it would have been worth eating the bill’s flaws — trying to fix them in the Senate — and living to fight another day.

See?

But I do care very much about the country and about what policies Trump institutes and leaves behind: the tax reform, regulation cutbacks, solid judge picks, and stronger foreign policy that seem to be a real and legitimate part of his agenda.

I’m a Conservative Dammmit!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a PATRIOT!!!!!! And I’m for REGULATION CUTBACKS!!!!!! DAMMMITTT!!!!! But let’s leave some of that gov’t regulation in one of the most important aspects of our lives! Healthcare Needs The Gov’t To Be In Charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUZ IT’S CONSERVATIVE!!!!!!!

So that said, if the president now finds himself humiliated by the conservative leadership… if the president now finds himself unable to work with Republicans on the Hill…

What do the two have to do with each other? Republicans on the Hill are not led by any conservative leadership, they shit on the conservative leadership.

I fear this may be the end result of the failure of the healthcare bill: a Washington in which Donald Trump can find more love on the left than on the right, more chance of winning through leftism than through conservatism.

The Moderate Wing of the GOP (the GOP wing of the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party) is always pushing the same thing, surrender. The GOP is far more On The Left than On The Right. Saying anything else is just not paying attention.

If only conservatives would get over that whole, “Limited gov’t thing” we could just get stuff done!

 

Let’s look at what Minitrue’s doing.

This has to kill this minitrue outlet in good standing.

Trump was right after all about the Obama administration wiretaps

Even as most of the media is still pushing “Unsubstantiated claims!!!!!!” bullshit.

It’s still minitrue, so they have to write this

Of course, the original tweets were poorly worded and inappropriate as a way for a president to raise this issue. Moreover, the inadvertent surveillance is rightfully distinguished from the original suggestion of a targeting of Trump.

It’s funny, the guy spent a paragraph or two explaining that “wiretapping” was a broader statement than just “taps on a wire” yet then he writes “poorly worded”. They’re still on “inapropriate” and yet, if Trump had not tweeted that, we would not be discussing Obama’s felonious/near treasonous listening in a political opponent.

In the 70s, a POTUS wiretapped his political opponents and the media got him to resign over the cover-up.

In the 10s, a POTUS wiretapped his political opponents and the media is trying to get the wiretappee to resign by covering up the crime.

It’s a funny old world.

 

More reports of Obama wiretapping Trump.

A House intelligence committee investigation took a dramatic shift this week after newly disclosed intelligence reports suggested the Obama administration improperly gathered and disseminated secret electronic communications from President Trump and his transition team prior to inauguration.

But Trump hates him some (insert current fakenewsers’ lie here)

 

Too bad the CDC and the NIH are too busy worrying about global worming and my guns to do anything about this work on sepsis.

He wants there to be a comprehensive study, and he said that Stanford University has expressed some interest. But he said it will be difficult to fund because it uses drugs that have been on the market for decades: “We are curing it for $60. No one will make any money off it.”

If the gov’t is gonna get into science, that’s what they should be doing but no, they’re too busy asking about my guns and worrying about the (made-up) plagues their god is wreaking on our world.

 

 

Other people are noticing 

I wonder if he was one of those how was slapping his fins and honking his horn for all the stinky fish they threw at our faces.

 

Eh, since I’m twitting, I’m might as well keep being a twit.

Holy Moly! Foghorn Leghorn must be on freaking steroids! The chicken hawk’s gonna need a bigger dog!

 

Now I don’t like Cat Videos very much, but this one just made me laugh.

 

 

I could see a new sport, you’d just have to used a well-waxed floor instead of ice. Cats don’t like cold.

 

Two pretty funny and very stupid articles from Conservative Thinkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! extraordinaire.

Let’s start with Peggy Noonan, cuz her writing has become so shallow it doesn’t take long to ridicule.

Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President

When Democrats win elections, Republicans need to reach across the aisle. When Republicans win elections, Republicans need to reach across the aisle. When Trump wins an election in spite of everything people like Peggy Noonan could do, Republicans need to reach across the aisle.

With this Deep Thought!!!!!!!!!!

The priorities should be jobs, growth, social cohesion and an atmosphere, in Washington, of constructiveness.

Well, he appears to be doing okay on jobs and growth in his first two months.

Social cohesion is not a priority for gov’t. Destroying it has been the method our fine political betters have used to gain political power though.

As for ‘constructiveness’ in DC, how about the fucking Democrats try working with someone else? How about that Peggy?

Nope, conservatives need to bend their principles because we’re all disappointing Peggy.

 

Next up, Rich Lowry, you can tell he’s super conservative cuz he writes at Politico. How The GOP Crack-Up Happens!!!!!

That relationship is awkward and tenuous. It is an uneasy accommodation between a GOP Congress that would find a more natural partner in a President Rubio, Cruz or Bush, and a President Trump who would, presumably, be happier to work with Speaker Dave Brat — the populist congressman from Virginia — than with Speaker Paul Ryan.

Exactly. He’s forced to work with Establishment Pricks who are refusing to reduce any of their power.

This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and went out and found a different way to unlock the electoral map, winning in the industrial Midwest. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script, kept Trump at arm’s length, and held their majorities in the House and the Senate.

Yeah. They were elected to reverse what the Dems have been doing, most especially in terms of illegal immigration and Obamacare. But Thoughtful Conservatives Everywhere are telling us whoa, it’s not that simple! You can’t just do what the stupid voters want, that way lies madness!

And there was no off-the-shelf Trump legislation that Congress could begin on immediately.

You know, except reintroducing one of the previous 10 Obamacare repeal bills, building a wall, making Hillary Clinton ambassador to Libya…

The congressional priorities are Obamacare repeal and tax reform, both of which could easily have been the first-year agenda items of the aforementioned hypothetical Presidents Bush, Rubio, or Cruz.

Okay, that’s funny. Sure Republicans have been talking about that, but they’ve been studiously avoiding it.

And what huge issue is good old Rich avoiding? Do a ctrl-F and try to find “illegal” or even “immigration” and you’ll find that Rich did not discuss this issue that was front and center in Trump’s campaign. You might also call it his signature issue.

But that is an issue only for racists, like me, Rich likes him some cheap labor. Hey, his garden ain’t gonna garden itself.

 

Let’s have a little high-larious interlude: Dynasty Fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meghan McCain on Possible Chelsea Clinton Run: ‘What Fresh Hell Am I Living In?’

You’re in the one where Meghan McCain is considered a pundit and is paid to tell people what she ‘thinks’.

 

Bureaucrats Gone Wild!!!!!!!!!

The Chicago Police Department is investigating one of its officers after he helped three young girls found living in an abandoned home. The officer set up a GoFundMe page for the girls who were known as the Englewood Angels. The police department said the officer violated its policy by helping the girls…

Artz launched the effort (Gofundme) to raise money and supplies for the kids and the grandmother who agreed to take care of them. Dolores Anderson has a roof over her head and, for now, enough food and clothes to help raise her granddaughters who were found living in squalor just a few months ago…

Artz is accused of violating rule 52 which prohibits officers of seeking or soliciting contributions of any kind from anyone. The complaint against him was lodged by CPD Internal Affairs Commander Robert Klimas.

 

He had a box to check and check it he did!!!!!!

 

Saving New York From deBlasio!!

That’s the wrong formulation. You need to save NY from New Yorkers. They’re the ones who reelected the fool who spends all his time SJWing and not Mayoring. The guy who took their Big Gulps with extra salt. NYCers are the ones who voted in term limits and then reelected Bloomberg after he decided that there wouldn’t be term limits on him then elected de Commio.

 

New Zealand is focused, laser-like, on what’s important!

The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years.

On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with joy when their bid to have their kin awarded legal status as a living entity was passed into law.

“The reason we have taken this approach is because we consider the river an ancestor and always have,” said Gerrard Albert, the lead negotiator for the Whanganui iwi [tribe].

Hey, at least they’re not still eating people.

So far as you know.

I would like the answer the most important question about this: Is the river a he or a she?

It’s a river. It’s gender is fluid!

*smack*

Sorry.

 

 

First gay cakes and now this!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? What the fuck?

A new business, run by a cake decorator…(was awarded) a Westland District Council project to build a $7 million sewage plant…

Sonomabatch. Can’t you just let them make cakes?

 

It’s like the Rose Bowl Parade except pornier.

Huge crowds flocked to the western Japanese city of Nagaoka Sunday to take part in a bizarre annual festival that sees women ride through the city streets on a giant wooden penis.

Dozens of newlywed women, some in traditional Japanese dress, sat atop the giant phallus which, according to tradition, brings marital bliss, fertility and good luck during the Hodare Festival held each year.

With an awesome gif that I can’t download or embed. Oh well.

 

Let’s end on a Decision.

On the one hand, may the force live long and prosper.

On the other hand, that’s an actual girl. No, really. It is.

 

When I went to NY last year I picked up my friend in Illinois, the ardent Dem. He told me he and his wife were coming to AZ in Feb or March. He showed up yesterday, out of the blue, and we hung out, that’s why I didn’t post. I had a bunch of links too.

He came down from Flagstaff to spend the afternoon in Mesa. We ate at a place called Blue Adobe in Mesa. It was okay, but not ‘authentic Mexican”. I’d call it California-Mexican. I’d rather eat at Filiberto’s. It tastes better and costs about 1/5 as much.

 

 

Dammit, the dog must have taken my socks!

bad-dog

It just keeps staying stupid out there. Whodathunk we’d go from the Funniest End of Civilization Ever to the Stupidest End of Civilization Ever so quickly?

I’ve been trying to miss football, but the NFL has figured out a way to keep me from missing it.

A week after Houston celebrated hosting Super Bowl LI, the NFL says the state’s proposed transgender bathroom bill could affect whether Texas gets to do so again.

In its first statement since Senate Bill 6 was filed in January, the NFL has warned it will take into account the civil rights law of states before it chooses future event locations.

They  refuse to allow me just to enjoy their game.

 

This is just cruel

He asked HS kids ditching school why they were protesting. They weren’t really sure but really, did anybody expect anything different? They’re against going to school and for ditching school.

I’ve been wanting to ask this question, how is Jesse Watters different from Stuttering John? O’Reilly sends Watters out to ambush people with questions they don’t want to answer, that’s exactly how Howard used Stuttering John. Although….I don’t think Jesse Watters has ever asked Ted Williams if he farted in a catcher’s face.

 

I’m a little embarrassed I had to see this NY Post article at Innocent Bystanders,  I must have missed it yesterday.

Chadwick Moore, a 33-year-old journalist who lives in Williamsburg, had been a lifelong liberal. Then, last September, he penned a profile for Out magazine of Milo Yiannopoulos — a controversial alt-right extremist who is an outspoken critic of feminism, Muslims and gay rights (despite being openly gay himself). Although the Out story didn’t take a positive stance — or any stance — on Yiannopoulos, Moore found himself pilloried by fellow Democrats and ostracized by longtime friends.

Here, he tells Michael Kaplan his story — including why the backlash drove him to the right.

Dude’s in for a rough time. This is the de rigueur quote

I realized that, for the first time in my adult life, I was outside of the liberal bubble and looking in. What I saw was ugly, lock step, incurious and mean-spirited.

I’ve known a bunch of lefties, gay or not, who saw the same thing except they went back in. When we’re talking alone they’ll tell me that they’re afraid to go against their friends. They expect sympathy from me, they get confusion. How can you refuse to think for yourself?

Little bit of naivety

I hope to find out that it pays to keep an open mind.

And I hope that New Yorkers can be as open-minded and accepting of my new status as a conservative man as they’ve been about my sexual orientation.

Hope in one hand, jerk off in the other. See which hands gets sticky first.

 

I wonder if Dave Chappelle just destroyed his career (again)

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been prepping for his November 12 hosting slot on Saturday Night Live …

He was particularly agitated about what he believes was Clinton’s role in leaking a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and TV personality Billy Bush. “What I heard on that tape was gross,” Chappelle said. “But the way I got to hear it was even more gross. You know that came directly from Hillary.” He stated this had put him off a candidate he had already known was “not right.” He likened voting for her to a hypothetical situation of actress Halle Berry breaking wind in his face during sexual relations. “I’m still going to go for it,” he said. “But I wish she hadn’t done that thing.”

He notices one of the fake news things that all right (left) thinking people know to ignore.

Chappelle further shocked the New York crowd by defending Trump. He took issue with the media stating as fact that Trump had admitted committing sexual assault in the recorded conversation. “Sexual assault? It wasn’t. He said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”

Yeah see, maybe nobody you know questioned it, but that doesn’t mean nobody questioned it.

Good luck with the whole, losing all your friends, thing though.

 

Hungary does not want  those refugees. Headline and subhed

Bounty hunters chasing immigrants on horses, a 110-mile razor fence and bans on new mosques: ANDREW MALONE reports from the EU country whose brutal crackdown on Muslim migrants makes Trump look liberal
Laszlo Toroczkai, 47, and his bounty hunters have caught hundreds of migrants
He is mayor of Asotthalom, Hungary, a small town that borders Serbia
During the refugee crisis, thousands poured in across the unprotected border

Apparently, they have some experience with Muslim invasions

It is a debate in which Hungary is utterly uncompromising. To understand why, one must understand how Hungary’s bitter opposition to Muslims, stretching back centuries to the invasion and occupation by Ottoman Muslim rulers for 150 years until 1699.

 

But they’ll take those other refugees.

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has offered to open up his country to refugees – but only those seeking sanctuary from the liberal policies of western Europe….

“Of course we can give shelter to the real refugees: Germans, Dutch, French, Italians; scared politicians and journalists; Christians who had to flee their own country; those people who want to find here the Europe that they lost at their home,” he noted to applause.

Okay, that’s funny until you realize it’s not funny at all.

 

Tsar Putin I and Sultan Erdogan are playing Risk and it’s going swimmingly.

Intense fighting continues in and around al-Bab, a town of 100,000 people in northern Syria, with the Free Syrian Army forces supported by the Turks entering from the north, while Syrian regime forces enter from the south…

Syria is now split into areas controlled by one of four factions; ISIL, the Syrian government, the Free Syrian army, and the Kurds. Al-Bab is special because it is the only place in Syria where all four have significant forces in close proximity.

I’m sure that’s going to work out well. The Free Syrian Army forces are a hodgepodge of murderous terrorist groups that form, split and reform with explosive regularity, each splinter group hates everybody not of their splinter group. The Kurds are hated and hate all the rest, the Syrian gov’t forces hate the rest and ISIS, of course, hates everybody not a believer in their murderous interpretation of Islam. Some of the Free Syrian Army folks were formerly part of ISIS, and probably will be again. Getting into a war in Syria is even more stupider than being in a land war in Asia.

 

I’ve been wondering if this is going to get Russia and Turkey in a war, more hoping actually.

Turkish military tanks were spotted supporting the Sultan Murad Brigade in clashes with forces loyal to the Assad regime in the village of Um Al-Zindin, Syria, south of the Islamic State-held al-Bab

These are peoples who’ve hated each other for thousands of years, adding in differing, murderous ideologies has just given them another reason to kill each other so no matter what the end game is going to be murderously confused.

 

Catalonia has another referendum on independence from Spain this year and Spain is acting all upset.

I have to wonder if all these referendums are failure theater or if they’re actually trying to accomplish it.

If Catalonia gets independent, can Basque independence be far behind? Will we see a Basque/Catalonian nation formed between Spain and France? Maybe two, smaller countries? Will we see a three sided civil war? Should be funnier than their last civil war, fewer Nazis.

 

Remember that fashion designer from the other day? I found some even more ridiculous looking outfits for guys!

(more…)

For every action there’s an equal and stupid reaction.

Peggy Noonan is still upset we didn’t vote for Jeb!.  (and even more upset that exclamation point is sarcastic)

Here she is whining about Trump saying nice things to Teh Peepul and mean things to our betters.

He presented himself not as a Republican or a conservative but as a populist independent. The essential message: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all.

She’s not used to that. All right-thinking pols know you say anything to get elected and then can safely ignore teh peepul until the next election.

Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. (You forgot the Look At The Great Creases! folks like you V)

Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing. The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him.

His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites.

He really has no one but those who voted for him.

And the more you assholes talk the more people realize that all we have on our side is Trump.

 

Nother minitrue-mistake! that somehow made Spicer look bad. They dowdified a quote (cut it short to change the meaning).

I’m sure they’re sorry about it. Not sorry enough to stop lying, just sorry about getting caught.

 

Fakenewsers just don’t get it.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.

No, his job just got easier, it was going to be very hard to fire all those anti-American assholes. The more quit the fewer he has to fire or ‘promote’ to his super-important think-tank! that thinks and can’t do.

 

I’m gonna get on a watch list I’m buying so much saltpeter for my simple, chronic boner.

 

Environmental Protection Agency employees have not accepted Donald Trump’s victory and are still “coming to work in tears” more than two months after the election.

“At EPA headquarters, the mood remains dark,” ProPublica reported Wednesday. “A longtime career communications employee said in a phone interview Tuesday that more than a few friends were ‘coming to work in tears’ each morning as they grappled with balancing the practical need to keep their jobs with their concerns for the issues they work on.”

 

I knew it would be good, but I didn’t realize how good.

 

Of course, the bureaucracy is going to be in a war with Trump for so long as he is POTUS.

Government employees from more than a dozen federal agencies in the United States have opened rogue Twitter accounts, concerned by what they see as President Trump’s attempts to stifle government scientific research and scale back the country’s Obama-era commitments to combating climate change.

I look forward to many, many, many, “You’re Fired!”s.

 

I’m not sure why the DNC is auditioning for Trump Re-Election folks, but there it is.

 

Keep America Great!

 

Someone tell Hollywood you only need to tithe, throwing $hundreds of millions away is not really a smart way to honor your religious beliefs.

Universal has won a heated bidding war to pick up the rights to Little America, a futuristic adventure movie that has Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes on board to produce….

Described by sources as a “sci-fun” story rather than “sci-fi,” the tale is set in a dystopian future where a Donald Trump-like president has bankrupted America and China has called in its debts.

Geez, they picked the stupidest religion. I do find it hilarious that they claim Trump is going to bankrupt America. Obama and the fine GOP-led Congress already have that covered.

Now if they had us start blowing up Chinese armies when they call in their debts, that movie might actually make money. Too bad they won’t do that. China is paying for it after all.

 

Remember the vid of the kid proud of starting a fire at the We Hate Amerikkka riots the other day?  That was Drew Carey’s kid.

Jebus, didn’t he used to be a fucking libertarian?  What the fuck is wrong with the drugs in Hollywood?

 

In, There’s No Proof Of Voter Fraud (right Shep?) News.

This link has links to others talking about how illegal aliens vote all the time.

This one shows that the Green Party’s scam/recount effort uncovered plenty of voter fraud (just regular Dem voter fraud, probably not illegals)

In Michigan, where Trump has been certified the winner in spite of Stein’s efforts, Wayne County (Detroit), where Clinton overwhelmingly won, has come under fire explicitly due to the recount. Turns out in 37 percent of the Detroit precincts more votes were cast than the number of people who showed up to the polls to vote. No one would have noticed if not for the personal enrichment recall scheme of the former Green Party presidential candidate.

Oh man can I not wait until people like Shep, who declared that Foxnews Knows Of No Evidence Of Voter Fraud!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yesterday, have to talk about all the Democrat-Party-Bought-And-Paid-For Voter Fraud!.

That’s gonna be funny.

 

So….they raised the minimum wage and restaurants are closing!?!?!?!!?!?!? Shouldn’t that have increased jobs?

Upward of 60 restaurants around the Bay Area have closed since the start of September alone, with many citing difficulties like the cost of finding and keeping good employees, rising rents, new requirements for providing health care and sick leave, and doing it all while competing with the slew of new dining options.

Kudos for mentioning Obamacare and other Dem stupidities, but notice the elephant not in the room.

They have some stuff about how stupid people talk about minimum wage increases being responsible, but they let you know that’s crazy-talk.

Being a lefty means never admitting that you’re wrong. Especially to yourself.

 

At Paco’s the other day, commenter MikeW, mentioned that there’s a grain of truth in most Duffelblog posts.

Case in point.

A new plan touted by President Donald Trump to end the nearly six-year-long Syrian Civil War has reportedly stalled after the president and his staff realized they did not have enough different colors and (Risk V) pieces to represent all the different factions in the country, sources confirmed today…

Trump had planned to use a single colored army to represent “all the Syrians,” sources say, but he was apparently foiled once he realized there was no brown army. Instead, he began using blue for American forces, red for Russian, black for ISIS, gray for rebels, green for Turkey, and yellow for Kurds.

However, he realized there were not enough colors after the CIA presented a list of 12 former and current Al Qaeda affiliates that were also fighting inside the country, along with at least 30 other non-governmental tribes, armies, militias and terror groups.

Too many scorpions in that bucket.

This one gets to me.

Advisers from the Department of Defense have been trying in vain to persuade Trump to take a more nuanced and academically rigorous view of the conflict. So far they have only been successful in convincing him that “taking Australia on turn one and sitting on the Indonesian bottleneck until we can build up our forces” would be a terrible idea.

 

I always fall for that.

 

 

Dammit, they were doing so well.

 

Corruption Will Explode Under Trump!!!!!!!!!

BERLIN — People who turn to populist politicians promising to upset the status quo and end corruption may only be feeding the problem, an anti-corruption watchdog group warned Wednesday.

Transparency International said in its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 that in countries with populist or autocratic leaders, “instead of tackling crony capitalism, those leaders usually install even worse forms of corrupt systems.”

Man, they’re going all out to get him.

No, corruption explodes under corrupt gov’ts.

Let’s look and see! Now, I could go easy and just check the archives here to do some good, old, Obama/Clinton/typical Dem corruption, but let’s look to the opposite of a populist gov’t.

EUnuchstan!

Corruption is a growing problem in the EU because leaders have been busy dealing with other crises, it’s been claimed.

Those other crises? Started by EUnuch oligarchs.

 

Brazil is not populist but..

A judge, overseeing Brazil’s biggest corruption case, has died after the plane he was travelling in crashed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Huh, I wonder if he knew anything about Clintonorruption?

 

Is this corruption or just a bunch of slimy EUnuchs?

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled.

See, just because they pretend to have a democracy that doesn’t mean that the oligarchs have to listen to votes they don’t like.

I do like this

But the court ruled the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies did not need a say.

It’s funny how little the English have changed in the last 10 centuries.

The answer to the first question is, of course, Both! They’re corrupt and slimy!

That is why we have Trump. Of course, Europe doesn’t usually get a Trump, they get Napoleon, Hitler, Attilla, Theodoric and other dictators.

Good luck EUnuchstanian oligarchs!

 

Man do I feel sorry for these poor bastards.

Desertification and poverty, compounded by Boko Haram’s violence, have left 11 million people desperately in need of aid – more than 7 million surviving, if they can, on one meal a day.

Alarm bells about the humanitarian catastrophe in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been sounded by the United Nations.

So it’s either starve or die under the guns of the Religion of Peace or be forced to be sex slaves for UN ‘Peacekeepers’. That’s some choice.

 

Let’s Trump for a while.

Popcorn‘s a poppin’! We saw the beginning of this yesterday.

 

PRESS: The election was hacked.

TRUMP: There was a lot of voter fraud.

PRESS: That’s ridiculous. Where’s your evidence? I demand an investigation!

TRUMP: Okay, we’ll do an investigation: President Donald Trump Vows to Launch ‘Major Investigation’ Into Alleged Voter Fraud.

Hardee har har har.

I’m watching Spicer’s press conference and the media seems not so interested in an actual investigation. Huh, why it’s almost as if they’re Dem operatives trying to keep Dem voter fraud alive!

 

Okay, this is awesome and necessary.

Trump’s Generals, Pt. 1: President’s security pros replace Obama political ‘hacks’

I can’t wait until Pt. 2, replacing the political generals who Obama wanted to make sure would fire on American citizens.

Is Trump the perfect successor to Obama? It will take someone with a lot of energy and ability to keep his eye on the ball to gut all the socialist/hate-Amerikkka things Obama’s done to our nation.

 

Saying the right things,

Our gross national debt has increased to almost $20 trillion,” Mulvaney said. “That number is so large as to defy description. I choose to look at it another way: to an ordinary American family, that translates to a credit card bill of $260,000. Families know what that would mean for them. It is time for government to learn the same lesson.”

Continuing, Mulvaney said he felt “as a matter of principle” that the debt is problem that requires immediate action.

 

We’re so boned over debt, I hope Trump and his peeps have an idea. Since so many people like to pretend there is such a thing as International Law, is there a provision for bankruptcy? I picture Tillerson letting all his calls go to voicemail.

Asking the question, Do you have to be a conservative to launch a conservative group?

Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin and his running mate Mindy Finn will launch a new conservative group on Wednesday that’s opposed to President Trump,

The answer? Of course not. So long as you can be used to attack Trump you can call yourself whatever the hell you want.

 

The Senate keeps losing Trump’s VA pick’s paperwork!

Sources close to the nominee confirmed that repeated calls to Senate leaders with questions about his claim have so far gone nowhere, since he is immediately placed on hold just seconds after dialing.

Roughly seven hours and 160 iterations of Bernie Sanders singing “Pineapple Pen” later, the only answer Shulkin has received was an automated message explaining that “all Cabinet nominations are confirmed in the order they are received.”

 

Sonomabatch!

 

I didn’t realize that kangaroos were in the Mob! Which leads us to Joey, The ‘Roo, Valachi!

A truck driver who transported kilograms of meth, cocaine and ecstasy from Sydney to Western Australia has been jailed for more than 16 years for his integral part in the interstate syndicate – which was foiled, in part, by a seven-foot kangaroo.

I hope Oz has a  good witness protection program.

 

High Praise! to Harvey for finding an article on Where’s Waldo with links to stories about Where’s Waldo trivia.

I though Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: The Movie and Hungry, Hungry Hippos: The TV show were bad, but this is redonculus.

EXCLUSIVE: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are in talks to come aboard Where’s Waldo, the live-action MGM film based on the Classic Media franchise about the wool hatted-kid you spot in the crowd.

Is there nobody in Hollywood who can think? If you gonna have a movie about one-panel comics, how about The Fucking Far Fucking Side or Calvin and Fucking HOBBES@!@!1jihoawefljdkh you stupid sonsomabatches@!@!!@#!

Sorry, I get wound up. Where was I?

Oh yeah, is it me or are these people missing the whole point?

 

Now if I had both eyes, I’m pretty sure I’d be a retired Marine right now so I can generally be counted on to support them, but contrary to popular claims, free beer can be bad beer.

Soon after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to authorize construction of the Keystone Pipeline, a large portion of the nation’s military service members applauded the move as a helpful step towards more accessible domestic beer.

That is until Marine Pvt. Jeff Ertley visited the existing length of pipeline while on leave and was disappointed to discover the 1,179-mile pipeline is actually not full of Keystone Light.

 

Jebus. Life is too short to drink horse piss. We should have kept Germany or Belgium if we wanted good beer.

 

 

 

 

And the Acela corridor is gonna get such a facecocking!

 

Let’s start with some of the least happy people in the country, our fine, totally non-aligned, media betters!

CNN ran a fake news story trying to malign a Trump appointee. I know, I’ll have to narrow that down. A lot. The latest was Tom Price for HHS. It was a lie, as CNN is wont to broadcast, so Trump sent them a letter telling them to correct their lies.

First on CNN: Trump’s Cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it”

 

Funny , they didn’t seem to be able to tell the truth about the Goldman Sachs revolving door in the Obama admin, where they worked on regulations regulating Goldman Sachs and then went back to work there, but the media is ready, willing and (differently) abled to lie about Trump!

So at least they’re fair in one sense, they lie about both sides, it’s just that they lie to make their favorite party look good and their hated enemy look bad.

 

The Atlanta-Journal (we hate the) Constitution saw Trump make their congresscritter look like the lying sack of shit he is, so they did what our fine media betters do when Teh Peepul might find out the wrong (true) thing.

In its apparent haste to do so, a pair of journalists at the paper committed a colossal math blunder vastly understating the city’s crime rate. With that mistake, the paper made the city look over 13 times safer than it really is.

They made a “mistake”, which, like all Minitrue mistakes, makes the Dem look good and the Republican look like a liar.

 

So after more than a year of the media lyingly attack Trump the Columbia “Journalism” Review wants to make sure that Trump doesn’t get all uppity at his media betters.

In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps.

Good start, smug, superior and snotty. The three S’ of modern “Journalism”.

. You’ve taken to Twitter to taunt and threaten individual reporters and encouraged your supporters to do the same

Yeah, ones who wrote blatantly dishonest articles, like the asshole above lying about his HHS pick.

I could spend all day on this bit of jackassery, but let’s get to the first lie

You’ve ridiculed a reporter who wrote something you didn’t like because he has a disability.

That’s right, there’s dispute about that, but just go with the worst interpretation of anything to do with Trump, that’s what “Journalists” do.

But while you have every right to decide your ground rules for engaging with the press, we have some, too.

Those are Lie, Lie, Distort and Lie.

Off the record and other ground rules are ours—not yours—to set.

Because they’re Important! and The Arbiters Of What Should Be!! ( of course, if a Dem wants to go off the record, he could just shove them into a closet. )

We decide how much airtime to give your spokespeople and surrogates

Bwahahaahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahaha. Still smarting from giving him all that free campaigning during the election?

The funniest line of the article.

We believe there is an objective truth, and we will hold you to that.

Liars. You will hold him to the community-based TRUTH!!!!!!! that bears little resemblance to reality.

We will set higher standards for ourselves than ever before.

To lie and distort more than ever before! Yeah, we’ve been watching. That’s why we have Trump.

Eh, I could either put that article in its own post or stop here, this one is going to get too long.

I’ll just make fun of CJR using another of their articles.  The CJR is to “journalism” what Tom Sawyer is to Aunt Polly’s fence.

They’re writing about how people keep using Duffel Blog as a real news source.

I’d like to make fun of this

has duped multiple outlets with his fake newsflashes….

No, they were not ‘duped’. That implies intent. They were sloppy and wrote articles based on a site despite having never seen it before, they didn’t even click on the “about” link (read that, it’s hilarious) before they ran with their “SCOOPS!”. That’s why we have Shep.

The CJR, all about protecting the lies and laziness of lazy, stupid, ignorant and biased reporters since……so long as I’ve read them.

 

Speaking of the lying asshole who is famous for being beaten by Democrats, John Lewis!

Trump should shrug off John Lewis’ cookie-cutter insults

No, he shouldn’t. The more he hammers that shit, the more Minitrue defends blatant lies and vicious, dishonest attacks, the more the curtain is pulled back, the less power lying assholes like the CJR, CNN, the rest of Minitrue, the Democratic party, the GOP  and the rest of the establishment assholes have over our nation.

 

Eh, enough minitrue for a while.

Yesterday I wrote about how Obama is making staffers into GS types, I didn’t realize exactly how slimy he was about it.

s, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and National Security Adviser Susan Rice….Ben Rhodes was appointed…

With this hopeful bit

“This is entirely consistent with the executive authority that’s vested in the White House

Yeah, I know another POTUS who is itching to use that authority.

President-elect Donald Trump may take four or five (needs more zeroes V) executive actions on Friday, the day he is sworn into office, spokesman Sean Spicer said.

I figure he could work in a few “You’re Fired!”s.

 

I wonder, will Geneva be so solicitous  when Trump comes to visit?

Security blanketed the United Nations’ European headquarters on Wednesday to avoid any risk or embarrassment to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, while police swiftly ended a small pro-Tibetan protest on the square outside.

Sorry, I like to make myself laugh. Xi is a respected world leader while Trump is a dangerous demagogue.

 

Okay, this makes me laugh.

Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later.

The “emotional distress” bit makes me laugh a little more. “Won’t someone think of the poor, distraught, hurting women?”

I’m agin it, but if our fine lefty betters want to be able to sue a gun maker for someone using their product in an illegal manner, a woman should be able to sue a doctor for killing a baby in a legal manner.

For Social Justice!

 

It’s funny how totally tolerant, non-racists today want all the same things the racist back then wanted. Huh, they’re all Democrats too!?!?

Why, it’s almost as if the Democratic party is the party of racism!

 

I’m not sure if the story is true (I don’t know the blogger), but it’s TRUE! in a greater sense in that it accurately reflects reality.

…Unlike most parents, he had no interest in calling the parents of my bullies to ‘open up a dialogue’ or some other such tripe. Instead, he planned to teach me to kick a little ass.

My Mother balked at this idea. She didn’t think little girls should be fighting…

When the boys confronted me again, I dared them to mess with me. One ballsy kid lunged towards me with the intent of pushing me down. Quickly, I kicked that kid squarely between the legs with my skate. He crumpled to the ground as I hysterically screamed at his friends, “I’LL EAT YOUR EYES! I’LL EAT ALL OF YOUR EYES!” Terrified, those boys got up and ran like Hell. I’ve never felt so empowered in my entire life.

 

All the advice is good, I grew up in a bad neighborhood and I had to use much of that. Never show fear, doubt or pain. Do act as if you are eager for the fight.

I feel sorry for those people. So paralyzed by fear of what might happen, that they lack the courage to stand up for themselves or for someone weaker. I refuse to live my life afraid to say what I feel or do what is right because there might be some mysterious villain lurking in the shadows who is bigger and stronger. Better to be dead, than to live your life afraid.

Hmmm, could that last bit be made more pithy?

dont_tread_on_meyellow_sticker

 

A Post headline from their wheelhouse.

Broncos hired new coach aware of ‘sleaze ball’ penis-rubbing past (note: he allegedly rubbed his penis on others.)

They live for that shit.

 

 

The riots are still going and they’re in more cities than I realized. I checked because aliceaitch commented.

As of last night we were still being told to avoid the area around the Denver capitol building due to protests.

USA Today says,

Cities across the USA saw a new round of protests Sunday,

A new round? Really? They’re the same riots, the rioters just have to sleep and get more stuff to throw.

How many cities?

Manhattan. Other gatherings were taking place in Chicago, Hollywood, Philadelphia, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, among other cities,…

Austin, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and other cities…

 

That’s a lot of cities mentioned and there are “others”.

Our fine media betters love stories with juicy video, why hasn’t there been a lot made of this on CNN and Foxnews?

I’m sure when our fine media betters do manage to talk about them  (while downplaying them) they’re all about the “Passion” and “Fear” of the “protestors” instead of saying anything about temper tantrums by intellectual infants.

Some other cities

PORTLAND, OREGON (where someone was shot)…LAS VEGAS…

Notice Denver and Phoenix are not listed, but I know that those two cities are seeing the same thing. If I cared all that much for an exact number, I’d have to search for “trump protests (city)”, but really, assume they’re in all large cities and even some smaller large cities, (Like Buffalo, NY)

So how violent are they?

The protests have been mostly peaceful

 

Very violent then.

How mostly peaceful?

Orlando Sentinel  headline

5 arrested after largely peaceful anti-Trump protests downtown

They mention some of the “other cities”

Boston… Oakland

From the USA Today link above

The protests have been mostly peaceful, though Los Angeles, Indianapolis and New York reported some arrests. But in Portland, Ore., police arrested 71

They list some other cities that had some arrests, but I’m gonna assume there’s a lot of arrests that they just don’t want to talk about. Because the ‘protests’ are mostly peaceful.

 

They must really have been mostly peaceful in L.A. 

About 150 anti-Donald Trump protesters were arrested in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday morning

When they say, “About” I’m gonna assume they mean, “closer to 200 than 150”.

So more than 150 arrested. That’s pretty darn mostly-peaceful.

I’m surprised none of these lying sacks of minitrue said the cops were taking the mostly peaceful protesters into custody to save them from Trump supporters.

How are the Dems reacting?

(NJ Senator Cory) Booker: ‘God Bless the Protesters’

I’m not looking for it, but some minitrue outlet said Trump had to calm them down, some things are too stupid to waste my time on.

So do I have a point?

Surprisingly, Yes! To ask what the point of the protests is.

 

Ben Wikler, Washington director for the professional activist group MoveOn, is quoted – only to insist that these are not organized protests but an “enormous outpouring of spontaneous energy and concern.”…

So USA Today’s first person from “all walks of life” is an organizer who has experience on the activist circuit, and in that capacity she worked on the presidential primary….

So: Phil Roeder, concerned public servant without a partisan agenda, or veteran Democratic activist (hint: veteran Democratic activist V)…

USA Today presents Yong Jung Cho without any introduction. Is she an average citizen, or an experienced protest coordinator? (hint: experienced, Dem-supporting, protest coordinator V)

Read the whole thing if you want to see the perfidy of the Dems and their minitrue allies.

Hired and led by Dem operatives, ignored by other Dem operatives, in support of Dems.

What’s the point of this? To stain Trump? To make their poo-flinging minions feel they’re doing something?

Or, the most paranoid thing I can think of, for Obama to declare marshall law (he can use corpse-men for those injured) to keep the reins of power from the obviously unfit Donald Trump?

This shows that some people have no sense of humor.

Michigan police officer suspended after flying Confederate flag at anti-Trump protest

Okay, that’s funny. I hope he’s suspended with pay and so given an impromptu vacation. Trolling at that level deserves some respect and reward.

 

Speaking of funny, how funny would it be if Americans, trying to stop the Democratic parties assault on America, vote in Trump only to have that be the catalyst that ‘forces’ the Dems to go full Reichstag Fire on us?

 

Very funny.

And very endy.

Which is why I’m wondering how paranoid vs. how predictably likely.

A metaphor, (awesome video)

 

I just hope we’re as fast on our feet as that iguana facing the snakes of the Dem party.

Have a good week!