Open Thread

Its been busy the last few days. Lots of stuff happening. Let’s take a glance:

California is considering a tax on texting.

No, really. They are.

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-People’s Republic of California) wants to ban free speech.

No, I’m not kidding.

Trump cancels the White House Christmas party for the press. Seriously: would you want to hang out with them for a couple hours? Could you be polite to people who know are not merely stupid, but wicked?

Mueller’s office scrubbed the cell phones of Strzok and Page. Why would he do that except to cover up crimes? The only question I have: did Mueller know about the crimes before they happened? Mueller is a corrupt, Deep State hack and his real purpose is to cover up the crimes – he’d like to get Trump, too; but he’s far more set upon making sure no one finds out how this Trump/Russia thing got started.

We’re pulling out of the INF nuclear weapons treaty because the Russians are breaking it. They’ve been breaking it for a while, of course, but only Trump – the Russian stooge – has had the guts to do anything about it. More and more, you really start to wonder if Trump’s critics are stupid, or just too embarrassed to admit they were wrong?

Netanyahu points out that the Khashoggi killing is horrible, but given the realities of the Middle East, better to let it slide. This is all that really needs be said of the matter – the ME is a binary choice between Iranian dominance and no Iranian dominance. Pick which result you want and act accordingly.

The defense being offered for the FBI entrapping Flynn is that they do it all the time. I don’t think the FBI’s defenders realize how bad that sounds.

Study indicates that millennial men are kinda, well, weak. My view: this is the result of so many men being raised in female-headed households. And, don’t get me wrong, there might be a little upside in here as it is good that men care more about others…but, on the other hand, we still need someone to change tires and carry a rifle from time to time.

Trump is going to cut funds for UN peacekeeping missions in Africa. This is good. First off, it treats the Africans like children who can’t manage their own affairs. I, for one, think they are fully capable of settling matters on their own – and only if they directly ask us for assistance do I think we should offer them any. Secondly, UN peacekeepers are, well, kinda creepy.

Gary Sinise continues to prove he’s one heck of a good guy.

Keith Richards says he’s giving up drinking. Now the guy will live to 120.

Boy Scouts face bankruptcy.

Twitter users start to switch to Parler to get away from Twitter’s rather Maoist actions. Gab tried to be the alternative to Twitter, but it really hasn’t taken off. The cool thing about Twitter is that when you follow a few hundred people, you start to get a TL that is constantly updating…you’re getting, news, jokes, remarks, links coming at you in rapid succession. Gab just gets people posting one or two things a day…and it became heavily infested with genuine Nazis which were disgusting to come across. I’m still on it, but only a few times a day. We’ll see if Parler pans out. Something will eventually replace Twitter and Facebook…because no one wants to be on a site where you have to worry about what you say.

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44 thoughts on “Open Thread

    • M. Noonan December 13, 2018 / 7:11 pm

      Yes: the Deep State fishing expeditions keep coming. Because there was no Russian collusion. No campaign finance violations. Now they are digging around other things.

      Give it up: Trump and his team have broken no laws relating to Trump’s activities.

    • fieldingclaymore December 14, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Sure Jan. Deep State nonsense. The USA for SDNY is a 45 appointee.

      • Cluster December 14, 2018 / 11:33 am

        The USA for SDNY is a 45 appointee.

        And what does that have to do with anything ?????? In fact, shouldn’t that dispel the notion that Trump only appoints lackey’s?

        Do you even pay attention to the contradictions you post consistently?

      • fieldingclaymore December 14, 2018 / 11:54 am

        It refers to the deep state nonsense. If the SDNY is part of the deep state then 45 appointed a deep stater. n’est-ce pas.

      • Cluster December 14, 2018 / 12:04 pm

        Again, it means nothing. Obama appointed a few judges who ruled against his agenda too ….. so please educate yourself before regurgitating progressive talking points. Please

      • fieldingclaymore December 14, 2018 / 12:06 pm

        I think we are talking around each other. Have a good day. I’ll go to the library to educate myself. HA

      • Amazona December 14, 2018 / 10:09 pm

        So the claim is that the man who is worth billions, who owns several profitable hotels around the world, who just went through a grueling campaign in which he was accused of every vile crime and motive known to man and had his personal life, both real and invented, examined in detail, then made the decision to try to earn a few hundred thousand dollars more than market value for the use of his hotel at his own inauguration, knowing full well that every cent would be examined by the rabid Left as they snout around looking for something to use against him.

        Do I have that right?

        That these people were fully aware that every billing and expenditure would be put under a microscope and still decided to do something flagrant, blatant and easily discovered? That after shining a light on the shenanigans of the Clinton Foundation and its corruption they decided to engage in some of their own, knowing that they would be criticized for every single thing?

        This is the latest in a series of claims the rabid Left has come up with. While it takes something like this to make fielding happy, it just doesn’t make sense.

        But then, neither does the “Russian collusion” theme they love so much.

  1. Retired Spook December 13, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    Congressman Ted Lieu (D-People’s Republic of California) wants to ban free speech.

    Actually it’s sort of refreshing to see a Democrat publicly admit that he’d love to eliminate a fundamental, natural right if only it weren’t for that pesky Constitution standing in the way. The obvious solution is — change the Constitution or get rid of it altogether.

  2. Cluster December 14, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Good article and a reminder of how far we have strayed from our founding …..

    Trump is a ubiquitous, suffocating presence in American life. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The modern presidency is the framers’ worst nightmare, a flatly unconstitutional concentration of power. As the Trump era has made abundantly clear, the office itself — its size, scope, and prominence in American life — is the driving force of dysfunction in our politics.

    The uneducated, raw, and undiluted hatred of people like Fielding are destroying this country. In fact, someone should do a mental health check on Mika Brezinski because I don’t think she’s right in the head.

    Meanwhile some really good policies have been put in place and Americans are benefitting. Too bad it’s not covered in the media who prefer to spend their time tearing this country apart.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/12/13/donald-trump-executive-power-president-war-democracy-constitution-cult-column/2065368002/

    • Amazona December 14, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      SUFFOCATING PRESENCE !!!!!

      The melodrama just keeps escalating, the hysteria just keeps getting shriller and shriller, the panic just keeps getting more intense. The poor, pathetic Left is just melting down into a steaming puddle of goo. Goo being the combination of flop sweat, that yellow stuff running down their legs and masses of pure, blind, white-hot hatred, with a good dash of surly resentment thrown in for good measure.

      What we are seeing is the biggest, longest, loudest and most annoying temper tantrum ever thrown, and it shows no signs of subsiding. They aren’t even trying to make sense any more. They aren’t even trying to come up with things that are believable, that might have a kernel of truth to them.

      Some, like surly fielding here, find joy in believing that miseries are in store for Trump—-that’s the kind of thing it takes to cheer up a Lib, the prospect of disaster for someone else. So what if they have to invent it? At least it brings a smile to those pallid lips, which have had so little to smile about lately.

      Because what is good for the country is bad for the Left, meaning that the Left has had a very bad couple of years. So all we have to remember, as the decibel level rises and Leftist eyeballs start bulging out of sweaty foreheads, is that the real message behind all their frantic posturing and howling at the moon is that they are scared. Really, really, really scared. So scared they have to try to convince the American public that what they see from Trump is not really there, that they need to ignore their lying eyes and swallow the bilge the Complicit Agenda Media is trying to ram down their throats.

      • Cluster December 15, 2018 / 9:21 am

        Because what is good for the country is bad for the Left, meaning that the Left has had a very bad couple of years.

        And never before was that more evident than yesterday:

        BET Founder Bob Johnson praised President Trump at a White House event Wednesday for a program that will benefit low-income black and Hispanic Americans.

        And I am sure no one saw or heard this reported in the MSM because they are focused on destroying America, not helping it. President Trump has done more to help minority families in 2 years than Obama ever dreamed of doing in 8.

        https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/12/14/bet_founder_bob_johnson_to_trump_i_applaud_you_for_401k_auto_portability_program.html

  3. fieldingclaymore December 14, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Hatred, HA!

    Do you read what you write and how angry it comes across?

    pot … kettle

    • Cluster December 14, 2018 / 11:31 am

      My disdain for the left pales in comparison for the white hot hatred towards me ….

      That’s a fact son. You’re too stupid and ill educated to understand that. In fact you are what’s wrong with this country.

      • fieldingclaymore December 14, 2018 / 11:55 am

        What hatred? I think it is pity.

      • Cluster December 14, 2018 / 12:05 pm

        Pity? That’s even worse. Just think about that for a minute Fielding ……. why would that be worse?

        I am not confident you can figure that one out ……

  4. fieldingclaymore December 14, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    an ellipses is this … not this……

  5. Cluster December 14, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Fielding unfortunately you are most likely the wrong skin color for your party. In other words, they don’t like you. But you do serve a purpose

    “So if Democrats want to play, this is an interesting guy for them. I will point out though, another white male. I am very suspect of that this year going into a Democratic primary with women doing well and the African-American face of the Democratic party, I am not sure it’s the time to nominate a white man.”

      • Amazona December 14, 2018 / 10:25 pm

        Oh, really? Does that mean you haven’t decided which race you will identify as? Or gender?

        It must be exciting to have so many options open to you, while the rest of us are burdened with genetics and biology. And sanity.

      • Cluster December 15, 2018 / 9:23 am

        Well if Fielding is a minority than it makes perfect sense that he is progressive, because all minorities are the same ….. right Fielding?

        All black people think the same. All Hispanics think the same. Isn’t that right Fielding?

  6. Cluster December 15, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I am just thankful this country has someone with unquestioned ethics like Bob Mueller. Is there any doubt that he is the one man who is unselfishly protecting our democracy?

    The special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election has been ongoing since May 2017. The latest numbers released by the department show that, in a six-month time period from April 1, 2018, to Sep. 30, 2018, there were over $4.5 million in expenditures.

    Those expenditures included over $2.8 million in salary for Mueller and his team.

    And Fielding called the Trump’s grifters? Hahahahaha

    The Trump’s are amateur grifters when compared with seasoned Deep Staters.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/14/how-much-mueller-investigation-cost/

      • Amazona December 16, 2018 / 12:43 am

        Oh, cappy, you are so precious—just imagine being so gullible at your age.

      • Cluster December 17, 2018 / 8:12 am

        Well that’s certainly a new standard Cap. I thought federal investigations were to be limited in scope and solely focused on the alleged crime ……. which was what? Russia collusion.

        So I wonder how tax cheats were caught up in this probe. It’s weird how your banana republic justice system works but you must like it. Until it tuns on you.

      • Amazona December 17, 2018 / 10:43 am

        Cluster, did you read that link casper was so proud of? One of the expenses they fret about is something like $1.2 MILLION DOLLARS for “rental of luxury cars” during Trump’s Scotland golf trip. How long was he there? Two or three days, maybe?

        They could have BOUGHT cars for that much money. It is ridiculous, but it had cappy’s Depends overflowing, he was so tickled to read it.

  7. Cluster December 16, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    I just saw a great post from a friend saying how prisons are a progressive paradise – everyone is treated equal, there is free housing, free food, and free healthcare, and only the police have guns.

    Prisons are a Progressive Paradise.

    • Amazona December 17, 2018 / 10:44 am

      I liked the comment, a year or so ago, that said “I just saw a movie about a country where only the police could carry guns. It was called Schindler’s List.”

  8. Cluster December 17, 2018 / 8:22 am

    And as usual, Kurt Schlichter says it best:

    It’s all a lie and a scam anyway, and there’s no sense pretending this is all some kind of legit truth-seeking exercise in support of lofty and noble principles. It’s a tawdry frame job by a failed elite desperate to hold on to the power that the people revoked in November 2016. We owe the ruling class no respect; there’s no reason to pretend this Mueller farce is anything but a transparent attempt to claw-back the authority the elite forfeited by being terrible.

    Hey Cap, maybe if Mueller keeps going he can find more tax cheats. I wonder if Al Sharpton should be worried? Or is he safe? So hard to tell who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t?

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/12/17/pardon-everyone-except-that-rat-cohen-n2537555

    • Amazona December 17, 2018 / 10:41 am

      If Mueller is really just going after tax cheats, why isn’t he working for the IRS?

      The ONLY reason this Mueller charade is continuing is that it is the only thing blocking pursuit of him, and his friends, from prosecution for their crimes. They have been successful in getting allies to howl and screech about OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE enough to set that up as a natural reaction if his “investigation” were to be halted so the roundup of his cronies and fellow criminals could proceed, so he has to keep it rolling.

      It won’t be long before his Star Chamber is grilling people on HOA violations, for not cutting their lawns often enough, or for having unpaid parking tickets.

  9. Cluster December 17, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Hey Cap, I think I found someone as dumb as you are:

    I’ve spent the bulk of my life rejecting my Asian-American heritage. Quite frankly, as a Republican, this was very easy to do. The Republican Party’s attitude toward anyone who isn’t white speaks for itself. Why would I want to even pursue an association as a “minority” in a political party that spouts hateful rhetoric about minorities and pushes policies that discriminate against anyone who isn’t white? It was a pretty cowardly attitude considering how many have brave enough to take a stand and fight for minority rights and confront social injustice.

    But once I stepped away from the Republican Party, its efforts to promote racism through rhetoric and policies offended me on a very personal level.

    You use to be a Republican too, right Cap? Isn’t that what you told us? So …… I wonder what attracted you and this moron to the GOP in the first place. And I need to know what skin color Fielding is so I can adjust my attitude towards him accordingly. After all, all black people are the same. Just ask Nancy Pelosi.

    • Amazona December 17, 2018 / 10:36 am

      This is a tired old ploy of Leftist trolls, and they are still dragging it out. It always has the same basic theme: I was a Republican, until….

      Then the “until” touches on the Meme Of The Month. “Until Donald Trump” has been playing for more than three years now, but in this quote we have “until I got tired of the racism”, and in this case the troll has upped the ante by claiming to be Asian. Claiming minority status is supposed to add gravitas and credibility to his whine. I’m sure there was calculation in there—-he couldn’t claim to be black, because everyone knows blacks are never Republicans, he couldn’t claim to be Hispanic because they have illegal immigration to use as their claim. Being Asian is perfect, because it fits into the Leftist template of assigning characteristics to people based on their race—-what the rest of us call “racism”—–and Asians are smarter, doncha know, so having one of the “smart race” walk away from the party would carry more weight.

      Or so goes the strategy of the troll farm.

      I post on a couple of other political sites, and I see exactly the same tactic tried, over and over again, and we have seen it here as well.

    • Amazona December 17, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Cluster, isn’t race now one of those things you can simply decide for yourself? And then it is mandatory, under penalty of law, for everyone else to accept how you identify yourself?

      We just read about a teacher being fired for refusing to call a girl a boy. Isn’t it just a matter of time till we see people hauled into court, sued, fired and maybe even prosecuted if we go as far as Canada has, for not agreeing that the Swedish blonde in the front row is really a black girl from Haiti?

      Maybe the GOP should agree, as a group, that all members self-identify as black. That would take care of the racism charge, especially if they proved their black credentials by spouting nonstop hatred of white people (which is not racist—-do try to keep up).

      • Cluster December 17, 2018 / 12:18 pm

        …..and maybe even prosecuted if we go as far as Canada has, for not agreeing that the Swedish blonde in the front row is really a black girl from Haiti?

        LMAO ….. progressivism is a mental disorder so this would not surprise me in the least. I am sure Cap and Fielding would be wildly supportive too.

    • Amazona December 17, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Have you noticed that although there is much moaning and whimpering about the GOP’s efforts to promote racism through rhetoric and policies or being a political party that spouts hateful rhetoric about minorities and pushes policies that discriminate against anyone who isn’t white there are never any, you know, EXAMPLES of such rhetoric, or such policies?

      Have you noticed the absolute, utter silence of the Complicit Agenda Media about the nationalities of many of those arrested recently in that big ICE raid? Too many white people, it spoiled the “racist” narrative, so it got ignored.

  10. Cluster December 18, 2018 / 7:57 am

    But, but, but they just want a better life, right Casper?

    Man deported in 2014 ‘shoots dead California gas station worker, shoots two more strangers, robs convenience store, carjacks a truck and then leads cops on 100mph high-speed chase before killing himself in wrong-way crash

    How many Americans have to die to appease your white guilt Casper?

  11. Cluster December 18, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Trump under the microscope: SEVENTEEN separate investigations are targeting every aspect of his election, his family and how he ran his companies

    This is who the Democrats are. Third world, banana republic fascists.

    “Show me the man, and I will show you the crime” – who said that Casper? And how is that statement any different than how the Democrats are behaving?

    It’s time to thin the herd.

    • casper3031 December 18, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Then again cluster it could mean that Trump is a criminal. Actually he is. Besides, how do you know that all those investigations are being led by democrats? Good news. The Trump foundation got shut down today. Another activity of the Trump crime family bites the dust.

      • jdge1 December 18, 2018 / 9:22 pm

        ”In addition, the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of donations from foreign governments while Hillary was at State, including one that violated an ethics agreement it had with the Obama administration.”

        So why do you think this foundation is still active?

      • Cluster December 19, 2018 / 8:42 am

        This is one of Casper’s more delusional posts and but does his expose his preferred style of justice. Ignore the blatant and obvious crimes of his minders while helping to lead the misinformation campaign.

        Useful idiots, in other words. Who said that Casper?

      • Cluster December 19, 2018 / 8:45 am

        And Casper, I will remind you that it’s been over 2 years of investigations and not one shred of evidence of the initial alleged crime has surfaced. Not one. But Casper is still convinced he is a criminal.

        AGAIN – show me that man and I will show you the crime.

        You and Stalin have a lot in common Casper.

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