Open Thread

America: love it or leave it. That is all Trump’s tweets really amounted to. He didn’t mention race: all he said was, “if you really hate it here that much, leave”. And that is the truth of the matter.

You can’t fix what you don’t love – you must love something before it is lovable. People like Omar and AOC clearly do not love this country. Not the country founded in 1776. To them, that country is racist, slave-owning, genocidal, sexist, homophobic, rapacious, war criminal. They hate it and want it gone, to be replaced by an America they will love…a country which has torn down the Washington Monument and will consider its founding moment to be MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech (not that they believe a word of what King said that day). They want an America which despises the Pilgrims; the Founders, the Westward Expansion. That rejects the Constitution and the idea that the individual matters. It is not an America I will ever be part of – first off, because they’ll jail or kill me, and those like me; but mostly because I’ll die fighting such a thing.

Democrat says that skin color is the only thing which matters. This is racist.

They’ve decided to kill the James Bond franchise by making the next 007 a woman. This is just stupid. Bond is a male fantasy: we kill the bad guys while dressed well and looking sharp and get all the hot women. No man will want to go see Super Chick do that…nor will women, I suspect.

Don’t know why any parents let their kids have their own internet accounts: 17 year old girl murdered by loser she met on line.

The Ninth Circuit gave a win to pro-lifers. Yes, that Ninth Circuit. Trump is remaking the Courts. That, alone, is enough to re-elect him next year.

I’ve stared the sequel to Mirrors, to be called Secrets. Don’t want you guys to have to binge-read, so you’d better pick up a copy of Mirrors, today!

33 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook July 16, 2019 / 5:00 pm

    It is not an America I will ever be part of – first off, because they’ll jail or kill me, and those like me; but mostly because I’ll die fighting such a thing.

    I can’t think of worse ways to go.

  2. Cluster July 17, 2019 / 8:26 am

    MSNBC is in full hysteria mode this morning. The people who did their best for two years to convince you that Trump was a Russian agent, are now trying to convince you that Trump is the worst racist on the planet stemming from this tweet:

    “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to work out free travel arrangements!

    Does anyone else consider this statement to be racist? I do not. On the other hand, this is what Rep Ayanna Pressley said the following day:

    “This is the time to redefine that table,” she said. “Because if you’re going to come to this table, all of you who have aspirations of running for office, if you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”

    This is about as stark of a contrast as I have ever seen and to me it’s obvious who the racist is but nobody dares tell the young millennial “woman of color” that she is wrong. That’s not allowed in progressive circles. To them it’s “their truth”. Democrats have become mentally disturbed and it’s time we treat them accordingly.

    I wonder if Casper still thinks he is hanging out with the cool kids.

  3. Retired Spook July 17, 2019 / 8:27 am

    Democrat says that skin color is the only thing which matters.

    But only to the extent that it identifies someone as a victim. Pressley doesn’t want minorities speaking out about how they can succeed in making their own lives better. she wants those “black voices” and “brown voices” airing their grievances and demanding free stuff.

    • Cluster July 17, 2019 / 8:44 am

      Well and what in the hell is a “black voice”??? Are people who share similar skin color a monolithic group? Do they all think the same? That is what she is implying. It’s extremely condescending and offensive.

  4. Cluster July 17, 2019 / 8:39 am

    LOL – MSNBC has found a video of Trump hosting a party at Mar a Lago and Epstein is there and of all things outrageous … Trump is actually seen talking with Epstein. Back from 1992. And Mika was sure that Trump was looking at the women at the party as sex objects. Cause Mika is sensitive like that. She really knows her value.

  5. Cluster July 17, 2019 / 8:52 am

    And the Leninist Girl Scout Troop from Hell is not done yet. They still need Pelosi to fall in line:

    ‘She is Speaker of the House. She can ask for a meeting to sit down with us for clarification,’ Rep. Rashida Tlaib told CBS This Morning when asked if Pelosi was in face-to-face meetings with the new progressive wing.

    ‘Acknowledge the fact that we are women of color, so when you do single us out, be aware of that and what you’re doing, especially because some of us are getting death threats, because some of us are being singled out because of our backgrounds, because of our experiences and so forth,’ Tlaib continued.

    Pelosi needs to bow down to “women of color”. And yet Trump is the racist. Go figure.

  6. Amazona July 17, 2019 / 9:04 am

    I thought it was a stupid and wholly unnecessary tweet. Given his mental shorthand, in which a complex idea comes out in abbreviated and incomplete form, he should have learned by now to just STHU when he gets a brain fart, at least till he has had time to process it thoroughly. He needs a two-hour delay on his tweets, so he can go back and re-read what he wrote and possibly reconsider it. In this case his comments could not, in any way, lead to anything good or productive.

    And just because something is true doesn’t mean you have to say it.

    I understand the disgust with the “squad”, which by the way I think is a term that conveys too much power to it. I prefer “pack” because they strike me as a pack of feral dogs prowling the neighborhood looking for trouble.

    Yes, we are fed up with people who came here, or whose parents came here, only to trash-talk the country and in the cases of the pack to try to tear it down. I get it. I feel the same way. I absolutely agree that if people hate it so much here they should find a place they like better.

    But there is no need to blurt out every thought, every idea, every complaint. Trump often reminds me of the Ron White line, about the time he got arrested for drunk driving: “I had the right to remain silent but I did not have the ability.”

    Trump’s entire political history has been one of blurting out partially formed ideas, or ideas in partially formed sentences, and then having to spend a lot of time and energy explaining them and justifying them. It’s time to learn from that.

    • Cluster July 17, 2019 / 9:22 am

      “I had the right to remain silent but I did not have the ability.”

      One of my favorite all time lines.

      I agree with you re: the tweet. True but unnecessary, however if conservatives have to monitor our speech depending on the fake outrage that might be generated by the left then what in the hell does that accomplish. I say we offend them every hour of everyday until their circuits overload and give out. I highly doubt that people on the left are concerned whether or not conservatives are offended by what they say.

      • Amazona July 17, 2019 / 9:35 am

        It’s not just to avoid outrage—that would be like avoiding oxygen. The Left is so dependent on outrage, what it can’t find it invents.

        But I think the key is to look at something and think “is this productive?” and if it isn’t then just walk on by. If it doesn’t clearly serve a purpose, and if it can’t stand on its own without a lot of backtracking and explaining then don’t say it.

    • Retired Spook July 17, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Trump should heed the Quote of the Day:

      “The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something
      you haven’t thought of yet.” Ann Landers

      • Cluster July 17, 2019 / 9:39 am

        LMAO … I think that has happened to me a few times.

        In a rational world, Ayanna Pressley’s comments would be receiving more scrutiny than Trump’s. “Love It or Leave It” has been a popular refrain for decades.

    • Amazona July 17, 2019 / 9:39 am

      I am so tired, so very tired, so sick and tired and absolutely fed up, with “people of color” acting like the only reason people think they are jerks is because of the color of their skin. Or, in some cases, like Kammy Harris, not the actual color but just some dark skin somewhere back in history.

      As I told a cousin who was complaining that all Republicans are racist “You know, black people can be a**holes, too”. That simple blunt statement just stopped her in her tracks. She finally said yes, they can. Which let me point out that reacting to an A-hole as if he is an A-hole has nothing to do with skin color and everything to do with the personality or behavior of the other person.

      Once said, it was so obvious even she could not argue with it.

      These jumped-up little snots in Congress are not being scorned because of some skin color or heritage. They are being scorned because they are obnoxious, ignorant and unpleasant people who have been given the chance to show their true characters, and their true characters are ugly.

      • Cluster July 17, 2019 / 9:46 am

        The “jumped-up little snots” are exactly what the Democrat Party has been grooming for the last couple of decades and now their “chickens have come home to roost”.

        They are victims, they are participation trophy winners, they know their own “truth”, and no one has ever criticized them or told them that they are wrong. The Democrats have made sure of that, so now they have to live with what they created.

      • M. Noonan July 17, 2019 / 6:20 pm

        Also, “racism” is meaningless, now. We simply don’t care…and, also, I think are getting more in a mood to punch back when we’re insulted like that. Who the f*** do these people think they are? Calling us racists?

    • Amazona July 17, 2019 / 9:44 am

      As we saw in my exchange with tryvasty, the Left heads for the hills when asked to define its terms. You may have noticed that they never define “racist” beyond “anything a white conservative says, does or thinks—or that we can claim he says, does or thinks”/

      I define racism as attributing any characteristic to the amount of melanin in anyone’s skin, or that person’s ethnicity. Good or bad. Saying Asians are good at math is racist. The Left is and always has been toxically racist, usually against dark skinned people. Now it is politically expedient to line up with dark skinned people to form a firing squad aimed at white people, but that is only temporary. But it is racist, openly and blatantly racist, and the Left is loud and clear in its racism.

    • M. Noonan July 17, 2019 / 6:22 pm

      Read a bit today which shows that Wisconsin has flipped on voter registration from D+1 to R+2. Something is going on out there…and it is a continuation of a trend I first noticed in 2016. I see Trump’s tweet as part of a strategy (though my Mrs agrees with you that it was over the top). The Democrats get to win swing districts because a lot of people don’t really know, at bottom, what the Democrats are. Trump is trying to get people to notice.

  7. Retired Spook July 17, 2019 / 10:00 am

    Public Discourse has a great essay this morning about a new Trump Administration initiative that has been a long time coming, and one that will receive zero coverage from the complicit agenda media.

    The corruption of human rights is especially glaring on social issues. The multilateral system promotes abortion, social acceptance of homosexuality, surrogacy, legal prostitution, sex education for pre-schoolers, and other such oddities under the guise of promoting human rights.

    • M. Noonan July 17, 2019 / 6:19 pm

      Once again, it wasn’t what we expected…and I don’t know if it’s Trump, or that he merely selected the right people and it letting them do their thing. But, I suspect it’s him…that he knows precisely what he’s doing and knows that we really can’t Make America Great, Again, until we have a culture which promotes human greatness.

  8. Cluster July 17, 2019 / 11:32 am

    Nancy has lost control and the radical elements of the Democrat Party are firmly in charge. Great news for the good guys. Let’s encourage their crazy.

    House Democrats have officially pushed Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote considering articles of impeachment for President Trump. The vote will take place Wednesday and is being spearheaded by Texas Democrat Al Green.

  9. Cluster July 17, 2019 / 11:42 am

    Really good article and great information to have when debating socialists:

    Science Daily once bluntly stated that “the Nordic countries are the most gender equal nations in the world.” There is some truth to this. …A common assumption is that the gender-equality progress of the Nordics is due to their social-democratic welfare policies. …The truth is that Nordic countries have a long history of gender equality, stretching back to the time of the Vikings. …One might expect this to translate into many women reaching the top of the business world. But this clearly is not the case. …the share of women among managers, as recorded by the International Labour Organization, is 43 percent in the United States, compared with 36 percent in Sweden and 28 percent in Denmark. …a pattern emerges: Those with more extensive welfare-state policies have fewer women on top. Iceland, which has a moderately sized welfare state, has the most women managers. Second is Sweden, which has opened up welfare services such as education, health care, and elder care for private-sector competition. Denmark, which has the highest taxes and the biggest welfare state in the modern world, has the lowest share of women in managerial positions. …The true lesson, that a large welfare state actually can impede women’s progress.

  10. Retired Spook July 17, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    The attitude of these women caught the CNN interviewer completely off guard.

    • Cluster July 17, 2019 / 2:51 pm

      WOW that was great. Did you see the contempt the interviewer had for those women? And did you hear the interviewer mention that the Squad all said they love America when they ran for office and then asked the ladies – “did you not believe them” ???

      The bias of the interviewer was palpable. And God Bless those women.

      • Retired Spook July 17, 2019 / 3:15 pm

        A good lesson in “never ask a question that you don’t already know the answer to.”

        I think we’re witnessing something similar to the mob mentality within the Democrat Party, where reasonably sane people are caught up in the moment and do and say things that they wouldn’t normally do and say. That the Democrat leadership is allowing freshmen Congress Women with single digit approval ratings to create the narrative seen by millions is mind boggling. I don’t see how they walk back the last month or two before November, 2020.

        The GOP ads are practically going to write themselves. In fact, there won’t have to be much writing at all, just playing unedited videos of the crazies that have taken over the Democrat Party.

  11. Cluster July 17, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    I have to relay an anecdotal story considering this recent controversy. I work with a lot of Canadians and most of them are smug and not particularly fond of America yet they still own second homes here and come here as often as they can. Many of them have sold in the last couple of years because of their struggling economy and most of them try real hard to avoid capital gains tax, which doesn’t sit well with me. In fact last year I got into quite a heated conversation with one Canadian who was wanting me to commit fraud on the sale of his home so he could avoid paying capital gains taxes on over $100,000 in profits.

    In that heated exchange, I told him explicitly to go back to where he came from. In fact, we tell a lot of surly Canadians to “go back to where they came from” … and they are white. Is that still racist?

    • Retired Spook July 17, 2019 / 4:00 pm

      Neither side of the ideological aisle has a monopoly on morality or lack thereof, but as I think back on all the truly dishonest people I’ve known in my life, the vast majority of them were Liberals. When your life view is geared around “the ends justify the means,” it’s easy to ignore the rules.

  12. JeremiahTMM July 17, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    I side with President Trump on his tweet. It was an awesome tweet!

    From day one, those four women have done nothing but trash the President and spoken ill of America.

    I think it was Ilhan Omar, the first words that came out of her mouth when she was elected was “we’re going to impeach the m**********r”

    and every ever since it’s been nothing bad coming from them.

    It’s kind of like the bully in school, you go to school everyday and there is this one person always saying bad things about you, making fun of you…and finally one day you have had enough. And you their behinds.

    I feel exactly the same way as Trump, I’d send them right straight back to where they came from. This is America, not Syria, not the USSR.

    It’s telling that the Democrats have not spoken out against these four Congress women, but worse, no Republicans have spoken against them.

    You can’t be afraid to speak up. Had this been during the early part of American history those four women would be swinging from the tree limbs. And that’s a fact. Treason was not acceptable then, and it shouldn’t be now.

    • JeremiahTMM July 18, 2019 / 3:34 am

      “every ever since it’s been nothing bad from them”

      Should read: ever since it’s been nothing but bad from them. Day after day. America is bad, the President is bad, Jews are bad, Israel is bad, bad, bad.

      “And you their behinds”

      Should read: And you kick their behinds.

      And it was Rashida Tlaib that said that awful sentence about the President. Not Omar, but they’re all the same. No difference.

  13. Cluster July 18, 2019 / 6:26 am

    Proof positive that there is a God:

    “I’m a Jamaican immigrant. And I love America. Not the America radical socialists want to see, but the America that is a land of opportunity for all. That’s what I’m fighting for,” New York businesswoman Scherie Murray, 38, declared in a series of social media posts Wednesday announcing her candidacy for the Republican nomination in Ocasio-Cortez’s district

    And she goes on:

    “You deserve someone who will fight for you, not fight for the limelight. Someone who will build bridges, not burn them down,” said Murray in a post presenting her official 2020 announcement video. “Lawmakers should be working together to build a stronger, safer, more prosperous America, but your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance,” Murray says in the video.

    Very well said. She needs to be in Congress … please donate to her campaign …

  14. Cluster July 18, 2019 / 7:22 am

    Liberals now want humans to go destroy another planet. Haven’t we done enough? Shouldn’t we just mass exterminate ourselves to save the universe?

    ‘We humans have to go to space if we’re going to continue to have a thriving civilization. We’ve become big as a population, as a species, and this planet is relatively small,’ Bezos told interviewer, Norah O’Donnell.

    ‘We see it in things like climate change and pollution and heavy industry. We are in the process of destroying this planet.’

  15. Cluster July 18, 2019 / 7:31 am

    In the irony of all ironies – MSNBC says this morning that Trump’s attacks on 4 women politicians does not sit well with Americans, that it is uncivil and further divides our country.

    This coming from a broadcast which has spent the last 3 years calling Trump every derogatory name in the book while trying to convince their viewers that Trump is in fact a Russian agent.

    The lack of self awareness is mind numbing


  16. Cluster July 18, 2019 / 10:50 am

    As I sit here and watch MSNBC cover the protests in Puerto Rico over their governments corruption, I remind myself that Trump actually pointed this out to all of us just a couple years ago. Of course back then when he did point this out, he was called a racist and xenophobe. How dare he “attack” the Latina mayor of San Juan and the Hispanic governor. It was outrageous. These were incredibly fine and upstanding “people of color”.

    Well he’s proven right once again. So keep this in mind as he is now called an extreme racist once again for calling out Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, and Cortez for their incompetence and extremism.

    He’s not wrong.

  17. Cluster July 18, 2019 / 10:54 am

    Loving this ….

    ‎Luke DeForest‎ to #WalkAway Campaign

    May 23

    I worked for Nancy Pelosi for a while as her private chef. It was challenging at the time I was barely making enough money to survive and I always made it a point when I saw her to say “ Please help the Veterans”. It was something i made sure to always say, because I was homeless for a time and mentally a wreck after the Navy until I was treated for ptsd and Degenerative spine disease. After a while she left, and I had to quit cooking due to my back. I remember being a die hard leftist, I genuinely thought that they had our back. I was wrong, when I did research on old Nancy, I found out I had people I served with, homeless on the streets of her district. It shattered me that someone in office could lie to someone who fought, destroyed his body and cooked your food for such a long period. I wanted to give up. Literally. It wasn’t until I really looked at Trump, this leader whom I was supposed to dislike so much because hey, that’s what the News shovels in our ears and eyes. That I started to see he was truly a great leader and a TRUE patriot. I’m glad to say all those days are behind me. I’m now working to start an organization to help Veterans get through depression and be productive in their communities. I hope someday that this witch-hunt will end. My dream job would be to cook for President Trump, I know I’d never have to ask him to help the vets. He does so much for us we should be thanking him. God bless Donald j. Trump commander in chief.

  18. Retired Spook July 18, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    Not sure if it means anything, but while all three major stock market indices are trading near all-time highs, the price of oil has been bouncing up and down like a yoyo and gold is trading at a 6 year high.

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