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06 December 2016

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Todd Juvinall

Went over the comments on the thread that was clandestinely invaded by "chili cheese fries". Wow! He truly is odd and we can see why he was fired from the Union. He is so disliked I hear, his firing was caused by his atrocious treatment of a woman in Nevada City. Anyone have those facts? And he calls us misogamists. I treat women with grace and kindness, he with nasty words and finger pointing. No wonder everyone I talk to that knows him, (three or four people) hate his guts. And bot does he have a lot of guts! Wow!

fish

CONGRESSWOMAN: 'Rational People' Talking About States Separating From USA...


Now that it's the left I'm sure that this is all perfectly reasonable.


http://ntknetwork.com/disgruntled-democrats-want-a-constitutional-convention-to-leave-the-union/

Russ

Blue State Citizens are voting with their feet, including California.

By Stephen Moore - Writing in the Washington Times:

[...]

I’m talking about an economic depression in the blue states that went for Hillary. Here is an amazing statistic. Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins — California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut — every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) over the last 10 years (2004-14). Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered these states.

They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High taxes rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole left-wing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves. Day after day, they are being bled to death. So much for liberalism creating a worker’s paradise.

Now let’s look at the 10 states that had the largest percentage vote for Donald Trump. Everyone of them — Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Idaho — was a net population gainer.

This is part and parcel of one of the greatest internal migration waves in American history as blue states especially in the northeast are getting clobbered by their low tax, smaller government rivals in the south, southeast and mountain regions.

By the way, pretty much the same pattern holds true for jobs. The job gains in the red states carried by the widest margins by Mr. Trump had about twice the job creation rate as the bluest states carried by Hillary.

Full article is HERE.

This migration strengthens the Great Divide argument. The capable people are leaving for Red State jobs leaving behind the less capable and those needing government assistance to survive. Nevada County just turned light blue. The question is as it changes shades, has the demand for government benefits increased in the County. Anyone have the welfare numbers handy?

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/06/immigrant-groups-want-hide-california-gang-database-trump/

George Rebane

fish 413pm & Russ 438pm - Where oh where are all the loony lefties who have given me crap for most of the past decade when I prognosticated that there is a Great Divide in the offing? They are now hiding behind their cricket chorus with their heads up where the sun doesn't shine. But the more important point for the careful reader of these pages is that NOTHING that the progressives have foretold about the impact of public policies or the tenor of public opinions (including the past election) has come to pass. And you don't have to be a rocket scientist to notice that they will continue with their hubristic outpourings as if the past didn't happen. In their worldview all non-corroborating history just doesn't exist.

fish

Posted by: George Rebane | 06 December 2016 at 05:21 PM

Where are they? Desperately trying to deal with the cognitive dissonance resulting from the post election call for separation from the rest of the United States.

STATE OF JEFFERSON: BAD, LOONY, RIGHT WINGY, REACTIONARY.....

CASCADIA: FORWARD THINKING, PROGRESSIVE, OPEN, COMPASSIONATE....

Remember if they do it then by definition it must be the right course of action.....this in spite of copious evidence that the left is predictably wrong so frequently.


(Wonder what chapter this call for divorce will occupy in your neighbors oft promised book?)


Personally I don't think either side needs to do anything..... within the decade the US will fracture of its own accord.

fish

Personally I don't think either side needs to do anything..... within the decade the US will fracture of its own accord.

By decade I mean approximately ten years from now....not 2019.

Don Bessee

What a surprise, now that they snagged the gold ring of measure B to the tune of $47,000,000.00 from the property owners, the NJUHSD Board is going to vote tomorrow at 6pm to raise the developer fee that was just raised 2 years ago. The new fee will be $3.48 a square foot before one nail is pounded, then they get to pay the 2 school bonds per square foot once they have a house.

The insatiable greed of the school administrators is so crass. More and more money to support their excess capacity.

Can we just be honest about this grubby cash grab and call it what it is, the school administrators full employment con job.

The vote is 6PM at the crumbling NU Science Lecture Hall. I wonder if there may be some contractors and tradesmen who have a comment or two? Maybe even a home owner?

Bill Tozer

Dr. Rebane @ 6 Dec 5:21 PM

"they will continue with their hubristic outpourings as if the past didn't happen. In their worldview all non-corroborating history just doesn't exist."

The world began today.

Common Core was never about money in politics. It is all about squelching books, movies, documentaries, articles, and broadcasts months before elections, as deemed too political by appointed bureaucrats.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/06/first-amendment-time-warner-ceo-democrats-not-trump-threatened/

Russ

Trump’s EPA pick is causing green heads to explode

From E&E Legal:

“We are delighted with President-elect Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Pruitt has led the charge in recent years to confront head on the enormous federal regulatory overreach proposed by the EPA as epitomized by the Clean Power Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule. As a litigator, he also understands how environmental fringe groups like the Sierra Club and the NRDC – who are bankrolled by renewable energy tycoons like Tom Steyer and George Soros – use the state and federal court systems to essentially create new laws through such schemes as ‘sue & settle.’

Full Post is HERE. Check out the exploding heads in the Twitter posts by the left. There opposition is the greatest endorsement that Scott Pruitt could have.

Russ

Oops Unfunded Liabilities problems in Dallas


The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System's Board of Trustees suspended lump-sum withdrawals from the pension fund Thursday, staving off a possible restraining order and stopping $154 million in withdrawal requests.

The system was set to pay out the weekly requests Friday. Pension officials said allowing the withdrawals would leave them without the liquid reserves required to sustain the $2.1 billion fund.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2016/12/08/dallas-police-fire-pension-board-ends-run-bank-stops-154m-withdrawals

This is just a bump on a short road to a national pension disaster.

Todd Juvinall

Just watched some Rachel Maddow. What a scumbag. They already had a heads up about the new Labor Secretary nomination and they sent their snoopers to Missouri and dug up sme dirt. Seems his divorce in 1986 was contentious. His wife and he scuffled and she fell down. Cops came. Nothing came of it and the paper reported of course. That is the article. Now the nominee's spokesperson supplied a email today from the ex wife who says she made it up. But Maddow says , great, let's go destroy the guy. Won't happen.

Bill Tozer

Morning laugh. Oh, this is too sweet.

Assault? Terrorism? Let's see now. A radicalized Muslim plows his car into young adult students and starts stabbing them yelling YABBA DABBA DO, AAAAAAAHHHHHHKKKKKKKAAAM PEDIFILE PROPHET IS GRACIOUS and he is not a terrorist! What, 11 people injured, nothing to see here, lol. Too funny. But, a vote for Trump is terrorism, ROFLMA.

It's an assault! Get this: She added, “One of the most frightening things for me, and most people in my life, is that the people who are committing the assault are among us.”

Well, all I can say is that those Human Sexuality Classes tend to be the most popular courses on campus for freshmen. Opps, can't say freshmen. I assualted language and now my Human Sexuality Professor ain't in the mood. This is tooooo funny. Be afraid, be very afraid. They are among us.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/12/08/orange-coast-college-student-threatened-with-expulsion-after-recording-professors-anti-trump-tirade/

Bill Tozer

More laughs. Where do these people come from?

https://patriotpost.us/posts/46344

Even more laughs. Hillary said Fake News is a real and present danger while claiming she was not being political or partisan. When has Hillary ever uttered one syllable that was not political or partisan? Oh, this is getting hilarious.

https://www.facebook.com/UncleSamsMisguidedChildren.Net/photos/a.169953786533962.1073741830.169676909894983/597215307141139/?type=3&theater

fish

When has Hillary ever uttered one syllable that was not political or partisan?

When has Hillary ever uttered one syllable that wasn't fake? You would think that fake news would be right up her alley!

fish

Would somebody call 911 and request that the Irony Police roll on this.....there's a crime in progress!


"NBC's Fake News King Brian Williams Launches Crusade Against "Fake News"


Now I think that this may just be a case of NBC jealously guarding its turf....."If anybody is going to supply the public with fake news it's going to be us!!


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-09/nbcs-fake-news-king-brian-williams-launches-crusade-against-fake-news


after all nobody fakes a story like NBC....unless it's ABC or CBS....or CNN....or MSNBC.....or the New York Times....or...

Bill Tozer

Fish...er...Mr. Fish @ 8:04 AM. Me bad, rookie mistake. Come to think of it, I can't think of one thing she has ever said that wasn't proven false or fake.. But at least she is going after fake news with a vengeance now in this post election Holiday Season. Better late than never.
Good Gawd man, boy she is really going after fake news sites! Perhaps going 9 months without a press conference allowed fake news to flourish, but I don't rightly know.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/12/09/mika-brzezinski-says-clinton-campaign-wanted-her-pulled-off-air.html

To be fair, My Gal uttered the truth when she called half of my kind deplorable and the other half irredeemable. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

I love fake news, especially when it is true. That's the best kind.
https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/758712367612321/?type=3&theater

Now she is going after children's books. Is nothin sacred? Oh my o my.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1452781008095746&set=p.1452781008095746&type=3&theater


fish

Not even inaugurated yet and the Trump administration is going off the rails.......


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-09/trump-picks-goldman-president-be-chief-economic-advisor


So much for draining the swamp!

fish

Anybody see Frisch recently.....he did threaten civil disobedience following the election......


Naked Man Climbs Atop Bus On Sunset Blvd., Waves To Spectators, Blows Kisses...


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/12/08/naked-man-climbs-on-top-of-metro-bus-in-west-hollywood/

fish

I admit I'm kinda going to miss President Dunning Kruger.....

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/08/obama-hails-obama-for-anti-terror-work/

Russ

The Great Divide Won an Election for Trump

Kathy Cramer is a political science professor who has been crisscrossing Wisconsin for a decade trying to get inside the minds of rural voters.

Cramer: To be honest, it took me many months — I went to these 27 communities several times — before I realized that there was a pattern in all these places. What I was hearing was this general sense of being on the short end of the stick. Rural people felt like they not getting their fair share.

That feeling is primarily composed of three things. First, people felt that they were not getting their fair share of decision-making power. For example, people would say: All the decisions are made in Madison and Milwaukee and nobody’s listening to us. Nobody’s paying attention, nobody’s coming out here and asking us what we think. Decisions are made in the cities, and we have to abide by them.

Second, people would complain that they weren’t getting their fair share of stuff, that they weren’t getting their fair share of public resources. That often came up in perceptions of taxation. People had this sense that all the money is sucked in by Madison, but never spent on places like theirs.

And third, people felt that they weren’t getting respect. They would say: The real kicker is that people in the city don’t understand us. They don’t understand what rural life is like, what’s important to us and what challenges that we’re facing. They think we’re a bunch of redneck racists.

So it’s all three of these things — the power, the money, the respect. People are feeling like they’re not getting their fair share of any of that.

Full Story HERE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/08/a-new-theory-for-why-trump-voters-are-so-angry-that-actually-makes-sense/

This is the same argument that the State of Jefferson proponents are espousing. It is the lack of respect for these rural citizens by Sacramento's legislative swamp that fires the passion of those promoting the State of Jefferson. It will extremely hard for the Democrate to change their attitudes and come to an accord with these rural citizens. We are living in interesting times as the great divide grows deeper between the urban elites and the rural folks that feed them.

George Rebane

Russ 915am - Good pick-up Russ. That viewpoint is now being discovered by journalists and even some of the elites. RR introduced it about a month ago here -
http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/
http://www.theunion.com/opinion/columns/george-rebane-living-in-colonial-america/

Bill Tozer

Continuing the thread above....

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/jasonhopkins/2016/12/09/this-county-voted-democrat-for-144-years-until-trump-came-along-n2257675

George Boardman

There's one big problem with Russ' comparison of rural Wisconsin with the far reaches of Northern California:

The counties that would make up the State of Jefferson suck up far more money in benefits and entitlements than they pay in taxes to Sacramento and Washington. Basically, they're welfare deadbeats.

I'm willing to let them have their own little state if they will cede the Shasta watershed to the rest of California. I'm guessing that wouldn't happen.

George Rebane

GeorgeB 1045am - Of course North CA's ceding the entire Shasta watershed to South CA will not happened because it is the main water source for the agricultural Sacramento River Valley. However, the water can be shared as is the water of the Colorado River. Nevertheless, the North CA would be willing to go on par with South CA on the return of federal monies. Right now most of the fed money going in to northern CA funds fed programs that are inimical to the region's economy. Entitlements are a different matter by definition since they represent return on dedicated monies paid in.

But the big disconnect that you Mr Boardman and others of your mindset have is a stasist view of North CA, and nothing could be further from the truth. The reason for splitting off the northern part is to liberate it from the stifling grasp of leviathan in order to release the productive and creative juices of liberty and entrepreneurship. I'll bet the farm that North CA under new governance will suck in businesses from other parts of the country at a rate to make Sacramento scream for mercy. The stasist arguments from the Left will simply not apply.

Todd Juvinall

GeorgeB, looking at the states making up Jefferson. Sure, they all used to be small vibrant counties mostly thriving off of the sale of natural resource extraction. Then the libs came in and stopped all that. I recall when the spotted owl gutted the thousands of timber jobs the feds said they would retrain them all and until then we will give you a handout . Then the bureaucrats moved in and now are the largest employers in those counties. So it is the libs and the government and the eco freaks that have destroyed these counties. Now do you understand why what you said is bullshit?

fish

The LULZ.....the delicious delicious lulz.......


Marxist Vegan Bartertown Garden Cafe Closes After Bad Service Complaints


https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/12/09/marxist-vegan-bartertown-garden-cafe-closes-after-bad-service-complaints/

George Rebane

Here's what beyond stupid looks like.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38675-stop-fixating-on-economic-growth-let-s-talk-about-quality-of-life

Bill Tozer

I wish our Dem. Senators could get along. Yes, water is gold in CA. It will be nice to leave the Kalifornia Krazies in the rear view mirror. But, what about Uncle Sam's insatiable thirst for control? Many things to ponder.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-senate-water-policy-20161209-story.html

Only crap, it's spreading:

http://www.kxly.com/news/politics/shea-mccaslin-want-to-make-eastern-washington-its-own-state/42719190#.WEwSwEwSN8Q.facebook

Mr. Boardman. I recently was invited to a party a my niece's house to celebrate her husband's miraculous recovery from cancer. San Jose area. Full of young techies and a few younger than moi CTOs (chief technical officers) and CDO's (devolpment dudes and dudettes), some dodo birds, etc. I sat down with a nice young couple, all libs to the max. All attendees including moi agreed to make it a celebration of life, aka....no talking Trump or politics. So, what does this have to do with you????

Glad you asked. Get this. The young couple are paying 6 grand a month for an apartment....a one bedroom apartment in that valley full of silicon. So, whatever you do, just keep on doing what you are doing. A loft in the Sanctuary City by the air borne disease Bay air is one smart move. A gold mind. Don't listen to the naysayers about stocks or investing. You can just sit there and smile and count those gold coins and stack them into nice little mini Trump Towers. You da man!! Hey, next time jack it up higher.....but not too high to drive them up here, ok?
Good job for an ass hat. Never hurts to take some off the table and put a few chips the pocket. One never knows when you might need cab fare....when you come out of a blackout. You can't take it with ya.
Keep doing what you are doing.....financially I mean. The other stuff we need to work on. :).


fish

Posted by: George Rebane | 10 December 2016 at 11:27 AM


I would be more convinced if all of his metrics didn't seem to point back to government at some point.


"All the "battleground" states that Trump won, plus countless other "red" states like Pence's Indiana and nearly the entire South, have had government-bashing, tax-cutting GOP governors and legislatures throughout Obama's term in office. They are almost all net "takers" of government money, while most blue states pay in more than they get. Yet, somehow, the citizens of these red states blame the Democrats for their fate -- which is indeed poor. They trail blue states in almost every quality of life measure. For example, life expectancy in Massachusetts is 80.5, while in Mississippi it's 75.0."


There's other things going on in Mississippi that aren't going on in Massachusetts....


Therefore, as we try to reform the Democratic strategy, it's necessary, as Herbert Marcuse once said, to promote a values transformation, away from the cruel, competitive performances and unrestrained expectations of consumer capitalism and toward a simpler, less hurried, more cooperative way of life, where work sharing is at least as important a strategy to reduce unemployment as federal jobs programs.


....and of course no "shift" in values would be complete without reference to Mr. Repressive Tolerance himself. I'm guessing that the author has many things he wants to "teach" the unenlightened....only for our benefit of course.


So, perhaps it's time to think a little bigger, a little bolder. To challenge American exceptionalism and the focus on growth. One way to challenge exceptionalism would be to focus on children. As reports by UNICEF and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) make clear, American kids rank near the very bottom in almost all aspects of quality of life among rich countries, leading only Turkey, Mexico, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.


"The Children"....that amorphous and abstract cohort for whom the implementation of no possible repressive measure would be considered too extreme if it led to their (and more importantly those who advocate for them) "benefit"!



I wonder if these guys ever get tired of repeating the same old catechism?

fish

I don't care who you are, when Paulie Krugnutz is having a bad day you are by definition having a good one!


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-10/krugmans-latest-twitter-meltdown-lays-out-democrats-next-steps

Bill Tozer

@ 12:17 PM. Great catch. May I suggest that perhaps a spot of calamine tea and some Yoga might calm Paul Krugnutz's savage beast. I hope he can hold it all in until he blows his cork in a majestic display of fireworks for our edification and amusement.

George Boardman

Re Tozer's 1147 a.m.:

Only 6K for a one-bedroom? They must live in the barrio.

I admire your bravery for entering the lion's den. You must have been constantly on edge until you reached friendly Loomis on your way home.

Bill Tozer

Mr. Boardman: Heck no. I am Uncle "Billy Cracked Corn and I don't care", the hick with the ticks from the sticks. I be the token racist. :).

Celebration of Life Party Story continued. Ok, one guy there was a traveling computer geologist so something and a bit older than most of the libs, about 30 I reckon. Anyway, he said he was traveling/working from Florida to Oklahoma or someplace and was in a motel room when one night a Trump Rally came to town.
Well, that got my ears perking up like the old EF Hutton commercials and I leaned closer to his table, being unjudgemental of course. Then about 10 people stopped what they were drinking and gabbing about about and he had our undivided attention. A quick scan of faces revealed curiosity, surprise, and the soft glow of alcohol, but no frowny faces. He told of the Rally being across the parking lot and a big field and being bored on the road, and nothing to do that night and blah, blah, blah.
So, Getting impatient, I jumped after a bit and asked "How was it?" He got this weird look, then tilted his head back with a spark in his eyes and said, "Electrifying." Nuff said.

Bill Tozer

Fish will like this one. FAKE NEWS ALERT:

http://heatst.com/life/people-are-panicking-over-the-fisher-price-happy-hour-playset-but-the-toy-isnt-even-real/

And my current fav of the hour:

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/968795716587799/?type=3&theater

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 10 December 2016 at 03:03 PM


NO BILL.....THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME HAPPY AT ALL!

Because if that set existed I might start playing with Lego again.....and it doesn't!

Don Bessee

In another shining example of 0's wag the dog war his shill at DOD, Ash announced that 200 more special forces are going to be in Syria and specified the city for a total of 500! Did he provide the jihadi's their flight schedule? WTF??!

With the lefty talking point on Russian hacking spreading across the media, how come none of them have asked the obvious question?

How did 0 fail to protect the USA from all the ongoing foreign government hacking over the last 7.9 years?


Walt

Look what I found on a rainy night.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/10/la-times-marijuana-now-legal-california-can-still-keep-getting-job/

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

http://takimag.com/article/the_pissed_off_can_piss_off_taki/print

Bill Tozer

Scenes: another fine piece of prose submitted for our enjoyment. Thankyou.

Dr. Rebane!!!! Congratulations are in order, sir. You shined today! What has it been? 13 or has it been 15 years of drought? Well, wonders never cease. Told ya 2016 is the Year of the Reckoning.

https://www.facebook.com/UncleSamsMisguidedChildren.Net/photos/a.169953786533962.1073741830.169676909894983/598302867032383/?type=3&theater

OK, You can now gloat and I will be a good sport. Besides, the Navy's uniforms sucked.

https://www.facebook.com/UncleSamsMisguidedChildren.Net/photos/a.169953786533962.1073741830.169676909894983/598301533699183/?type=3&theater

Well, I really don't have a dog in the traditional Choirboy Bowl, all in all. Too uppity for this deplorable. But, I do extend the congrats to Army. Thankyou for your service. Some of us were unable to view the game. :)
https://www.facebook.com/TAPTheAmericanPatriot/photos/a.539274122802339.1073741824.426883867374699/728272770569139/?type=3&theater

George Rebane

BillT 745pm - Army's victory was indeed joyous Mr Tozer, and it could have been observed without the mention of, uh, the hiatus since mirth last filled our hearts.

Don Bessee

AF beat Navy and Army this year, just sayin'. ;-)

George Rebane

DonB 351pm - who asked ya?

Bill Tozer

https://www.facebook.com/TAPTheAmericanPatriot/photos/pb.426883867374699.-2207520000.1481690553./1267731639956580/?type=3&theater

BradC

Goodbye Spotted Owl - Hello climate change/drought!

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-sierra-tree-mortality-20161129-story.html

fish

Posted by: BradC | 14 December 2016 at 08:26 AM

Spotted owl trope is so 1990s Brad......

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