Open Thread

With Epstein’s death, a gigantic sigh of relief was heard throughout Manhattan, DC and Hollywood…but there are still a lot of lose ends, and the Ruling Class is diligently trying to tie things up:

On Friday, unsealed court documents named former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and former Clinton cabinet official and ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as among those who allegedly had sex with an underage victim of Jeffrey Epstein. But while all three evening news broadcasts covered the case, one thing was missing: any hint that those two men are Democrats.

If you check anything about Epstein in the MSM or Wikipedia, you’ll see that Trump is mentioned all over the place – that is also a bit of lose-end-tying. Trump really never had much to do with the guy, and certainly not in the last dozen years or so. But, the MSM must protect their masters! And that means downplaying all the prominent Dems in Epstein’s orbit and overemphasizing any Republican involvement. And they wonder why we hold them in contempt? Aside from that, I don’t know where this goes – but you can rely on it, the full truth won’t come out for a long, long time unless Trump and Barr really press the matter. Side note: I’m pretty sure he offed himself, but there were so many “mistakes” the prison had to make to allow him time to do it that I can only assume his death was greatly desired…and I’m wondering if anyone got word to him that his timely exit would result in something he cared about being protected?

Germany provides free college – and you’ll find our domestic leftists all happy about that. But, free college leads to pretty much what you’d expect:

The problem is that every pupil who has passed the school-leaving exam, the Abitur, has the constitutional right to a place at university, even if he or she has to wait some semesters and has no real academic inclinations or talents. The result is a proliferation of abstruse and socially irrelevant courses, a drop-out rate of about 30% (a shocking waste of human and financial resources) and the lack of skilled workers you mentioned.

Free college isn’t to provide educated people – free college is to provide make-work jobs for people in education who will then have a vested interest in preserving the Ruling Class which provides their sinecures. A follow-on benefit is the ability to propagandize to youth for four additional years so they are really solidly in line with Ruling Class desires. The end result is an uneducated population of drones who do as they are told.

Looks like China is about to crush all resistance in Hong Kong. Lots of people are huffing and puffing with righteous indignation over it. It is times like these where I like to remind people that righteous indignation hurts nobody. There is a case to be made for intervening in Hong Kong…but the only meaningful intervention would mean war with China. By all means: China poses a gigantic threat to the United States and the sooner we have it out with them, the less costly it will be. But that is not what these people demanding we “do something” mean…what they mean is “I want to demand we ‘do something’ so I can say I stood with the people of Hong Kong, but if you think I’d risk my life – or, even worse, my investment portfolio – to defend the people of Hong Kong, you’re nuts.” Hong Kong only gets out of its jam if the revolt spreads to the rest of China; so far, there’s no indication of that happening. Side note: this is the long term result of our refusal to unleash the Nationalist Chinese during the Korean War. We were stupid and cowardly then, and now we get to watch while a free people is destroyed.

The new and increasingly non-racist South is becoming ever more Republican. It is a Democrat lie that the old, racist Democrats of yore switched to the GOP. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1965. As late as 2002, Democrats had complete control of the Alabama government. It was only after the 2010 elections that the GOP gained control of the Alabama legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. That was 45 years after the Civil Rights Act which infuriated, particularly, racist Alabama Democrats…who were then supposed to go GOP because the GOP is racist, and yet somehow all these racists forgot to vote GOP until 2010. The reality: the racist Democrats remained Democrats and only with the rise of a new, non-racist white electorate in Alabama did the GOP gain control.

31 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Ryan Murphy August 14, 2019 / 7:21 am

    Is it conscious? Or is this masking of Democrat or leftist wrongdoers so internalized now that it’s like an unconscious subroutine?

    • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 9:06 am

      Oh it’s definitely an unconscious plug and play and this point. Just like their reflexive hatred of Trump, which is diabolical. This morning they are trying to separate Evangelicals from Trump claiming that Trump is Satan reincarnated. What they aren’t saying is how a party that supports post brith abortion will do to win over those Evangelicals.

      And I honestly can not watch Robert Francis O’Rourke anymore. His campaign message is that of a 3 year old but it’s actually his arm movements when he talks. WTF is up with that???? It drives me crazy – it’s almost like it’s a disease.

      • M. Noonan August 14, 2019 / 10:54 am

        They know they have to – but Christians also know (a) the MSM is nothing but a pack of lies and (b) on the moral scale, whatever Trump has don’t isn’t even close to what our Ruling Class types have done routinely for decades.

    • M. Noonan August 14, 2019 / 10:53 am

      A bit of both, I’d say. In general, of course, they all know what line to take…but I’m betting there are regular memos sent out to refine the message and to correct anyone who went off script.

  2. Retired Spook August 14, 2019 / 10:58 am

    I can’t recall any group of candidates talking about climate change more than this current crop of Democrats. They all say they are going to “fight” against it, and that we need to do everything we can to “combat” climate change, but they are never asked specifically what they will do to change the climate (or what they will change it to) other than reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And they’re never asked what happens if they reduce greenhouse emissions too much and earth goes into another ice age. No one seems to have a plan to replace fossil fuels in a timely manner with something that will meet our energy needs within the 10-12 years that they say we have left to act. The Left is, for the most part, against nuclear, which is the only current means of generating electricity that is both clean and reliable. I’d bet one of the main reasons they didn’t want Fox News to host any of the debates is that they’d be asked those questions, and they don’t have any good answers.

    • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 6:04 pm

      You’re right. It’s a millennial issue and they really don’t think that deep so in reality there are A LOT of unanswered questions re: climate change. The one thing Amazona points out is what in the hell is wrong with a warmer climate? Energy costs are down, less people dies, and food production is much better. Besides, until we can control that giant fireball in the sky, there’s not a whole lot we can do …. except tax the rich lol

    • Amazona August 14, 2019 / 11:45 am

      Does it worry you? Are you, by any chance, sometimes self-identified as a “lead economist”?

      Asking for a friend.

      • fieldingclaymore August 14, 2019 / 12:03 pm

        I am not an economist. But this does worry me a bit. This hasn’t happened here since 2007 and it just occurred in the UK as well, (first time since 2008). There is a lot of uncertainty in the market. Tariffs and trade wars etc.

        So tell your friend about my concern.

      • Retired Spook August 14, 2019 / 12:13 pm

        My bet is he’s not worried, he’s rooting for a recession as are many prominent Democrats. It’s about the only way they will defeat Trump next year. It’s likely that we would have been in a recession 2 years ago were it not for Trump’s economic policies. We have about as much chance of altering the economy of the rest of the world as we do of changing the global climate. And we’re in a position to weather a global recession better than just about any other major developed country. We are one of, if not the most self-sufficient economies on the planet. Hell, we rebuilt our enemies’ countries after WW2. There isn’t much that we can’t make for ourselves if it’s not available from elsewhere around the globe.

      • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 12:19 pm

        There are silver linings – a drop in the bond yield will result in lower mortgage rates so that’s not a bad thing. And no doubt this uncertainty in the bond market is a result of the trade war with China but China is the one taking it on the chin a hell of a lot more than we are. The question is, does China try and ride it out and hope Trump loses next November, or do they cut a deal now? With the political unrest in Hong Kong and the growing financial unrest on the mainland, I hope it’s the latter.

      • fieldingclaymore August 14, 2019 / 12:22 pm

        I am no ghoul. I am not rooting for a recession. But the tax cut does not seem to have created the desired 3-4% growth yet. 2.9% in 2018 though which is close obviously. The uncertainty with China is what is the most concerning though. Trade wars are not good and not easy to win. And you will agree that consumers pay tariffs not China, yes? 45’s erratic behavior regarding trade is a problem.

      • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 12:36 pm

        No it’s not sir. We have been in a trade war for a long time with China, we just never did anything about it while they ate our lunch and took over a half a billion dollars out of our consumer markets every year. Secondly, the devalued currency will force American companies currently in China to reevaluate their operation there, and move it elsewhere or come home … all of these are silver linings. The most pressing problem with China however is their theft of intellectual property. That has to stop at any cost. Additionally, the Chinese simply devalue their currency hence the reason we don’t see any current inflation on their products, so no the consumers are not paying for it now, China is.

      • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 3:03 pm

        Well Fielding, the Chinese can’t devalue their currency to nothing so yes, it will eventually impact consumer spending …. but I just thought that was common sense so sorry. Because of their recent devaluation however, there is no inflation on current product or product already shipped

      • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 5:40 pm

        Uncertainty rattles all markets fielding, and we spoke of that all throughout Obama’s years, but China is suffering right now because of it and we have yet to feel much pain, just uncertainty. Look at the steel industry – it’s coming back strong because of the tariff’s so that’s a good thing and again the Chinese economy and tariff’s may cause companies to relocate back here from China. I also hope that China cuts a deal before we do start to feel the impact but I am more than willing to pay a little more for a long term fair deal.

        The one BIG problem we do have is that Xi is ruler for life and he can easily wait out Trump and if some of his citizens have to suffer because of it, so be it. He certainly won’t. Trump 2020. You know you want to vote for him fielding … just do it

    • fieldingclaymore August 14, 2019 / 5:47 pm

      I can’t vote for him because he is a repugnant person but I hope that the pain of this China policy doesn’t have too bad an effect. Maybe their hurt will force them to negotiate. I hope.

      • Amazona August 14, 2019 / 11:05 pm

        I can’t vote for him because he is a repugnant person…few things announce the quality of ones’ thinking and political analysis more than basing a vote on personality.

        Fortunately, a lot of people will be less emotionally fretful and will vote based on an objective concept of how best to govern the nation.

      • fieldingclaymore August 15, 2019 / 11:39 am

        All those yahoos shouting “Lock Her Up!” are calm Spockian logicians. PUUUUUUHLEASE.

      • Amazona August 15, 2019 / 5:19 pm


        Is there a thought in there somewhere?

        I missed the lurch from Trump’s personality to people expressing the opinion that a criminal should go to jail and the invisible link to a fantasy character.

      • Amazona August 15, 2019 / 7:14 pm

        sure thing tootse (sic)

        And here we have yet another typically insightful and coherent comment from the RRL. I recommend watching Ron White’s sketch where he says he had the right to remain silent, he just did not have the ability, and apply that to the compulsion to try to post a response when you simply don’t have one.

        Or, to go back to Spook’s Rule of Holes: When you are in a hole, stop digging.


  3. Amazona August 14, 2019 / 11:55 am

    After reading that some students are petitioning to remove the white stick figures from crosswalks, because ….racist, Trump, AGW, whatever, it occurred to me that we need to completely revise the white chalk on blackboard paradigm.

    Seriously—what could more racist, more of a dog whistle about white oppression of blacks, than the physical (almost violent) imposition of whiteness on a defenseless black board? The very act screams oppression and racism, and SOMETHING MUST BE DONE !!!!!

    Using whiteboards would not solve the problem, just reveal another one, as it is obvious that once something is written on a whiteboard, THE BOARD OWNS IT. That is, a whiteboard conveys nothing so much as a code for slavery, and white mastery over others.

    And pencils with erasers! Don’t EVEN get me started! The eraser is a classic coded symbol for the elimination of others, representing nothing but genocide. GEN. O. CIDE. This is serious stuff, folks, And I think I once saw a photo of Trump’s desk with a pencil cup containing, you guessed it, PENCILS WITH ERASERS! You can bet no white nationalists missed that message!

    I can barely sleep, I am so agitated. I am trying to figure out what kind of costume I should make for my protest. It’s very important to be taken seriously about things like this, you know.

    • Retired Spook August 14, 2019 / 12:15 pm

      I’m thinking you could dress as a giant pencil with a giant eraser with blood dripping from it.

    • Cluster August 14, 2019 / 5:49 pm

      … we need to completely revise the white chalk on blackboard paradigm.

      Seriously—what could more racist, more of a dog whistle about white oppression of blacks, than the physical (almost violent) imposition of whiteness on a defenseless black board?

      Just read this and funny as hell but don’t be surprised when it happens. Completely believable.

  4. Cluster August 14, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    I am waiting for the media to condemn AOC’s rhetoric towards ICE officials in light of the recent attacks on them.

    • Amazona August 15, 2019 / 7:16 pm

      I think it is obvious that her hateful rhetoric was a dog whistle, inciting violence against ICE

  5. Cluster August 15, 2019 / 9:15 am

    Just a couple observations from a white nationalist:

    You can expect the liberal media to talk down the economy over the next 14 months. Recession, recession, recession will replace racist, racist, racist. They are predictable.

    Secondly, the Philadelphia shoot out shows the naivete of the liberal media. Of course they use this incident as just another reason to promote their gun grab efforts, not realizing at all that there is not one single law that they could pass that would have stopped the gun man in Philadelphia. The gunman was previously arrested with a handgun that had an altered serial number so this guy is not acquiring his guns legally … he is getting them on the black market and there’s no law that will stop that. More disturbing though from the Philadelphia incident was this:

    While Philadelphia police officers were dealing with a gunman who shot six of their own during a standoff at a home in the Nicetown-Tioga section, cops also had to deal with being taunted by some bystanders. CBS3’s Alexandria Hoff reports a crowd of people laughed and yelled at officers in the midst of gunfire during a standoff on Wednesday.

    This of course IS NOT being covered by the media this morning. In fact none of it is because it doesn’t play into the narrative, and it makes the media’s and Democrats anti-cop rhetoric suspect. Do you think they will over hold themselves to account for divisive anti-cop rhetoric??

    • Amazona August 19, 2019 / 8:16 pm

      I’d probably cheer if first responders, when under attack from the community they are trying to help, would just say “OK” and pack up and leave. Leave the wounded lying in the street, leave the hostages and the gunmen, and walk away. “This is what you want? You got it. When you’re ready to act like civilized human beings instead of rabid savages, get in touch and we’ll talk. Maybe.”

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