Open Thread

So, Trump called out Representative Cummings about how his District is lousy. Democrats, MSMers and Never Trump (bit I repeat myself) all jumped on it as racist – which shows how incredibly stupid they all are. Cummings has been in Congress for 23 years, “fighting for his constituents”…which means he’s the most incompetent fighter the world has ever seen.

What Trump did was a flash of strategic brilliance – he’s forcing Democrats to defend the indefensible (ie, the places they’ve run into the ground) while also, just perhaps, opening a few eyes. The inner city – entirely Democrat run – is a festering sore on the nation. Places with no jobs (except for the political connected), no hope; fatherless families; high crime; drug addiction; abuse of various types. They are havens for gangsters. Their infrastructure is crumbling. Disease is common. Garbage goes uncollected. They are getting infested with rats. But we’ve all pretty much pretended that none of it was happening – for fear of being called racist as a huge number of the politicians directly in charge are black. Well, Trump has the guts – and now the Democrats have to defend what they’ve done. It will end badly for them. They made these areas what they are – and they are horrible.

A Christian heretic becomes an apostate – some geebo who wrote a while back ago that if you do A and B and C, then God will surely give you D, in this case in relation to sex. It doesn’t work like that: God isn’t a vending machine. People are always trying to fit Christ’s message into their own desires…they manage this trick by ignoring such crucial things as the command to take up your cross and follow Him. God doesn’t promise you joy and wealth on Earth…He promises you eternal life, which is vastly more important, and next to which any sufferings here are nothing. You may get joy and wealth, but rely on it you didn’t get them because you’re special. And you may get suffering – in which case, you rely on God and do your best.

Don Surber has more faith in PM Boris Johnson than I do – but that is because I think Britain is already dead. I’ll be pleased to be proven wrong.

Anti-Semitism will get you fired from CNN…but only if someone NOT from CNN uncovers it. If only CNN had people who were trained to investigate things and report the facts…

31 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. JeremiahTMM July 28, 2019 / 1:16 am

    I think all of the big cities are competing to see who can attract the most rodents. Who can poop the most on the street. Who can urinate the most on the street, and so on.

    That’s physically how diseases get started and wipe out whole populations.

    We already have one plague, the main plague, and that’s liberals.

  2. JeremiahTMM July 28, 2019 / 1:27 am

    I would venture to say that nearly a 100 million people have died in America alone, as a result of liberals and their policies.

    Nothing screams party of death louder than the 60,000,000 unborn who have been brutally murdered in the womb. And next, which is now the leading cause of death, the opioid epidemic, must also be entered into that equation. It’s more than cancer, cardiac arrest, vehicle accidents, suicide, etc.

    Very pitiful what America has become.

  3. Cluster July 28, 2019 / 12:54 pm

    I just have to say that black Americans must have a very low opinion of themselves if they think Trump’s tweets are racist. Pointing out the truth is not racist. Pointing out the fact that Cummins has been a Rep for that district for decades and yet conditions have worsened is not racist. It’s refreshing that someone has finally made a direct link between career politicians and their effectiveness. The OpEd in the Baltimore Sun said this:

    ‘If there are problems here, rodents included, they are as much his responsibility as anyone’s, perhaps more because he holds the most powerful office in the land,’ the op-ed says.

    So Trump has been POTUS for three years yet Baltimore’s long descent into urban decay is his fault? Elijah Cummins has served that specific district in the House for 23 years and prior to that was in Maryland’s House of Delegates for 14 years. So after 37 years of service, we can all see the current standard of living for his constituents while Cummins is said to be worth well over $1 million dollars.

    Being an establishment politician is awesome. All the riches and no accountability. No wonder they are fighting Trump tooth and nail. He is making life very uncomfortable for them and that’s not acceptable.

  4. Retired Spook July 29, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Quote of the Day:

    “Never ascribe to cleverness that which can be explained by stupidity.” Author unknown

  5. Cluster July 29, 2019 / 11:28 am

    The latest from our buddy Kurt Schlichter:

    I had to laugh at this:

    The congressional Democrats are in a miserable position. Their party is under internal attack by leftist loons whose approval ratings are on par with syphilis. Their last three years were wasted chasing the collusion chimera. Their party platform demands Americans give up their doctors, their guns, their cars and their money. The only thing they have going for them is that their opponents are the Republicans. Come to think of it, the odds might actually be in their favor.

  6. Cluster July 29, 2019 / 11:52 am

    How about this headline?

    “Trump launches unprovoked attack on beloved black civil rights leader Al Sharpton after days of racist Baltimore insults.”

    Al Sharpton is “beloved”? By who? Do they think that we forgot about Tawanna Brawley? And they call the attack “unprovoked”. Really? Sharpton calls Trump a white nationalist racist xenophobe every single day on national tv, so maybe we should call Sharpton’s attacks “unprovoked”.

  7. Cluster July 29, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    So Elijah Cummins and Al Sharpton are telling the residents of Baltimore that life there is great for them. That should go over well.

    Just for laughs .. look up the last 3 Baltimore Mayors and see how their tenures went.

    • Retired Spook July 29, 2019 / 3:12 pm

      Have you noticed the Dems have stopped talking about the wealth disparity in this country? Cummings’ district is the perfect example why that dog no longer hunts. Half of Cummings’s district is a sh*thole, and the other half is really well off. The same applies to many other bastions of Democrat control like LA and San Francisco. Which begs the question, how do Democrats keep the vast majority of the black vote when they force so many of them to live in squalor?

  8. Retired Spook July 29, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Another old Democrat favorite, “Republicans want to take away your Social Security” has also fallen by the wayside since Barack Obama became the first president to effectively take away the SS cost of living adjustment. Average SS COLA from 1975 to 2018, but not counting Obama’s 8 years, was 4.2% a year. Average during the Obama years was 1.1%. Since 1975 there have only been 3 years when the SS COLA was ZERO, and they all occurred during Obama’s 2 terms. There have only been 7 other years when the COLA was less than 2%, and 4 of those were on Obama’s watch. BTW, I’m not complaining, just pointing out another Democrat hypocrisy.

    Oh, and in case you missed it, in current polls, Biden is beating Trump by 11 points.

    • Amazona July 29, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      So much for being retired—pointing out Democrat hypocrisy is a full-time job.

      With no vacations.

  9. JeremiahTMM July 29, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    I think things are getting to get interesting. Al Sharpton is mounting racial tensions with his racist rhetoric.

    • Amazona July 30, 2019 / 2:50 pm

      Al Sharpton is mounting racial tensions with his racist rhetoric.

      The sun rose in the East this morning
      It will snow this winter
      Leftists are upset/frantic/hysterical
      Somebody somewhere is trying to outdo the latest savage attack on Trump
      ………….and so on.

  10. Cluster July 30, 2019 / 8:30 am

    Keep going Trump !! The Democrats are well on their way to completely losing their minds. Their usual tactics of name calling and race baiting are not working against Trump and they don’t know what else to do. Mika just delivered a stern lecture to conservatives on racism … it was priceless but at this point … none of us care anymore.

    Trump wasn’t about to allow a corrupt, semiliterate third-world grifter to denigrate the DHS secretary and the hardworking men and women earnestly trying to guard our southern border……..Decade after decade after decade, American taxpayers have redistributed their wealth to corrupt government “poverty” programs. The city of Baltimore received $1.8 billion of our money under the guise of Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with little to show for it. We have stuffed the pockets of race pimps and their hateful political benefactors as they organize mobs like Antifa and Black Lives Matter to physically attack us.

    Inner city decay is a huge issue that needs to be addressed but in the process it will expose a lot of Democrat corruption and incompetence … hence the screaming. Keep America Great

    • Amazona July 30, 2019 / 9:24 am

      Think back to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the stories of black people who had essentially been imprisoned in the city, truly afraid to leave because of the fear-mongering and emotional manipulation of the black leaders of the community, who were thrown into white society when they were relocated in the evacuation of the city.

      Two stories come to mind: One is of a black family relocated to the whitest of white communities in semi-rural Utah, sure they would be dragged from their beds and hanged by dawn. Instead they were welcomed, given a home and furniture and a car and jobs. A young woman had had the ambition to get a college degree in education but was literally terrified to leave New Orleans because she had spent her entire life being told that white people would kill her if they got the chance. When she was sent to Los Angeles she, too, lived in fear—-until, within a week or so, she had an apartment, a car, and her very first job, as a teacher.

      Fixing urban decay would mean exposing the frightened, paranoid inhabitants of the black plantations to the reality of life in the United States, which is basically that you are still judged by your character and your actions and not by the color of your skin. Even now, with the elites howling the opposite, this is true in most of the United States. And this is a truth that is lethal to the control of millions of black American mushrooms, which depends on keeping them in the dark and feeding them BS.

      • Cluster July 30, 2019 / 10:37 am

        Fixing urban decay would mean exposing the frightened, paranoid inhabitants of the black plantations to the reality of life in the United States, which is basically that you are still judged by your character and your actions and not by the color of your skin.

        YES !! I love that. But doing that will require a very stiff backbone as the media and Democrats will push back with everything they have. They have all enriched themselves on the backs of inner city people and their incompetence and corruption needs to be exposed.

        Case in point: 9 people were shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend but what story dominated the MSM? The Garlic Festival shooting in California. Keep the people distracted from the establishments incompetence seems to be the primary mission of Complicit Agenda Media.

  11. Cluster July 30, 2019 / 8:57 am

    The Democrats are in the process of destroying themselves:

    Intersectional identity politics have officially sent the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee into “complete chaos,” according to minority congresswomen calling for some major “diversity” changes in the DCCC……….”The DCCC is now in complete chaos,” Texas Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela told Politico in a statement published Monday. Their problem? DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) has not made enough strides in promoting “diversity” within the party, particularly by hiring minority candidates to replace some of the committee’s senior management.

    So instead of policies designed to benefit the American people, Democrats are still trying to decide what color of person should sit in a particular committee chair … so important.

    • Amazona July 30, 2019 / 9:16 am

      In true Orwellian fashion, the words of the Left mean the opposite of what they usually mean. So PROgressive really means REgressive—in this case, regressing to race-based acceptance and racial segregation. The only difference between this new incarnation of vicious racism is the designation of racial superiority to darker skin.

      The casting call for the musical “Hamilton” blatantly said no whites need apply. The official line of the NDP—that is, the New Democrat Party—-is that the essential quality of any human being is based on the amount of pigment in his or her skin, with lower amounts meaning bad character and worthlessness. American blacks have basically said that all white people need to go to the back of the bus.

      This is a recipe for the disintegration of our society, a disintegration which had been slow for decades but which has picked up velocity since the Obama election when racism became officially sanctioned and promoted from the White House and which is still accelerating. Social upheaval, internal conflict and chaos are all essential for the rise of Leftist governance, and this has been the goal of the International Left for decades.

      The formula is simple: What is good for the United States is bad for the Left, and what is bad for the United States is good for the Left.

      • Cluster July 30, 2019 / 9:29 am

        Sad but true. They have completely lost their way as a serious political party and are now simply a coalition of emotionally challenged, poorly educated heretics.

  12. Cluster July 30, 2019 / 9:13 am

    Wow!! If this is true … don’t let up. Where’s the money????

    ‘President Trump has given $16billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants,’ Lynne Patton, a regional administrator with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Fox News on Monday. ‘We have given more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration’ as well as ‘community development grants,’ according to Patton. She then took Cummings and the city leadership, including Mayor Bernard Young, to task, asking: ‘What are you actually doing with the money so that it benefits residents in the community for once instead of deep-pocket, crooked politicians?’ Trump in recent days has singled out Cummings, the Democratic congressman who heads the House Oversight Committee, for what he claims are decrepit conditions in Maryland’s seventh congressional district which he represents.

    • Retired Spook July 30, 2019 / 9:59 am

      Where’s the money????

      I guarantee you it didn’t find its way to the people who really need it.

  13. Cluster July 30, 2019 / 10:47 am

    Everyone needs to watch this. This is the lecture by Mika I referenced earlier and is a sad example of the level of maturity of many Americans. Mika has the emotional maturity of a 12 year old, as do most Progressives and this is the battle we confront. It’s impossible to have adult conversations with people like this:

    • Retired Spook July 30, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      I’m not sure which is more disheartening, what she said or that she and Joey have a sizable audience. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to them when Trump wins again.

      • Cluster July 30, 2019 / 3:43 pm

        Mika lives in such a protected bubble that she probably does think that “who offends who” is the most compelling problem facing America. Mika has never left high school and neither has her emotional state.

      • Amazona July 30, 2019 / 8:15 pm

        If we were all entitled to be free from being offended, Mika would not be on a television show

  14. Amazona July 31, 2019 / 9:56 am

    “I’d say they had less intent to actually influence the election than they did to just destabilize our country and to create chaos, and to undermine the faith of Americans in their own country,” Daily Signal foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson says of Russian operatives who meddled in the 2016 campaign.

    Which is what I have been saying for about three years now.

    • Cluster July 31, 2019 / 10:37 am

      And of which the Democrats and the MSM have been engaged in for the last three years. They took the Russian disinformation bait … hook, line, and sinker.

    • Retired Spook July 31, 2019 / 11:14 am

      Rush was talking about this the other day and made the observation that in terms of actually influencing the election, the media have grossly exaggerated the Russian’s involvement. There’s very little, if any evidence that Clinton campaign or DNC servers were hacked by the Russians, only the word of those two entities since they wouldn’t allow the FBI to examine their servers. Podesta’s email wasn’t hacked; he fell victim to a phishing scam. And the info that ended up at WikiLeaks was determined to have to have been a direct download from someone inside the campaign because the download speeds were too high for a hack. Bottom line: Russia messes with us 24/7/365, not just during elections. I’m betting we do the same to them.

      • Amazona July 31, 2019 / 6:55 pm

        In May I had a conversation with two espionage experts and consultants from two different countries—not the USA—that started with a question from me and got the eventual answer that the Russians did what they did (in this case nothing to do with Trump) because they “like to make mischief”. After a couple of other comments about Russia “making mischief” I asked if that was behind the whole collusion hysteria and they both said, instantly, “yes”. When I said I had posted, in response to claims that Trump was acting as an agent of Russia, that it was really the people making the claims about this alleged collusion that were acting in the interests of Russia and Putin and they laughed out loud and said yes, that was exactly right and congratulated me on realizing this and saying so.

        Of course, it is logical to have the American Left acting in concert with Russia, the godfather of Leftist governance, but the thing is, it is the American Left claiming that acting in concert with Russia is evil and treasonous and describes Trump’s actions which should disqualify him for his office. It’s a big head-fake, or double head-fake.

        Re: hacked Dem computers: It has been firmly established that there is not a scintilla of evidence that the DNC computers were hacked, but plenty to prove information was taken from them by someone in the room with the computers, downloading the data directly to another drive, as you point out. Yet the hacking meme has burrowed itself in so deeply that it still lives, and pops up every now and then.

      • Amazona July 31, 2019 / 7:00 pm

        Let’s look at what the Left has been doing, just in the past few years, to destabilize our society and create divisiveness and internal chaos.

        The entire Russia collusion invention
        Gender fluidity
        Income inequality
        Claims that Americans are losing healthcare (conflating paying for health care with healthcare itself)
        Nonstop constantly escalating accusations of, and definitions of, racism
        Attacks on our history/removing statues, paintings, murals and references to our past
        Elevating abortion to the level of a sacrament of the Left, and its promotion
        Late-night TV and most of the cable “news” shows
        Speech Police and Thought Police

        And this is only a partial list

  15. Retired Spook July 31, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    Excellent article about the Democrats opposition to a violent crime reduction program that actually works.

    It would be a shocking abuse of power if Democrats actually chose to end a program that has been so successful at reducing violent crime simply out of spite for a president the party clearly loathes.

    Opposition to programs like PSN exposes the truth about anti-gun members of Congress. They are not actually concerned with reducing crime with the passage of new gun laws, they are simply determined to restrict Second Amendment freedoms for all Americans, and crime has nothing to do with it. What they really do not support is legal, lawful gun ownership. Claims of crime reduction are nothing more than a distraction they use to advance their true agenda.

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