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03 January 2019

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fish

As the worst offender I don't care! I do worry about an ignorant nitwit like Pelline taking up your valuable time with baseless threats of litigation!

So there's that!

Todd Juvinall

GeorgeR, I personally don't like moderation. Even discussions or attacks on sheep and goats has a place in the lives of some. But it is your blog.

George Rebane

ToddJ 1103am - Yeah, but I'm not interested in the resolution of such animal husbandry problems on RR. Since you seem to have more tolerance to the discussions of such subject matter, perhaps you can invite their continuance on your blog. I'm not trying to constrain free speech, only recommend venues where it is most welcomed.

Bill Tozer

Under the category It Can’t Happen Here, I present to you the rest of the story and the reason behind the brawl inside Mickey D’s:

“Biandudi says the argument started when Taylor went over to the condiment bar to grab a straw. When he noticed there were none, she says he began screaming at the employees.

"He was yelling and walking toward the counter and the young lady behind the counter told him that it’s the law now that we’re not allowed to have straws in the lobby,” she said.

The new law, which took effect January 1 in St. Petersburg says restaurants can’t have straws out. Instead, customers must request the straw. In 2020, plastic straws will no longer be allowed in restaurants at all and businesses will have to find an alternative.

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/florida-man-arrested-for-attacking-mcdonalds-employee-over-not-getting-a-straw-police-say

Walt

Another shooting up on "the ridge", as I speak.
Someone named Doug shot some guy in the gut with a .45
A road rage incident it sounds like.
Last seen on Sweetland Road headed for Pleasant Valley.

First ax attacks in GV, now gun play up on the ridge.
And the first week of the new year hasn't even ended yet.

Walt

The axe job from yesterday...
https://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/nevada-county-sheriffs-deputies-arrest-axe-assault-suspect/

Looks like waiting periods and background checks are needed for axe buys.

fish

To paraphrase a local representative of the media…….Time to pop some corn…..gonna be fun!


Confused Pelosi botches Speaker speech: ‘I think I skipped a couple of pages. I’m not sure.’…..


http://www.theamericanmirror.com/confused-pelosi-botches-speaker-speech-i-think-i-skipped-a-couple-of-pages-im-not-sure/

Bill Tozer

Under the category “What difference at this point does it matter anyway”

“Flynn’s attendance at the RT event was disclosed in advance to the intelligence community, he took proactive steps to ensure he could not be compromised by attendees and he then came back to the United States and reported intelligence designed to benefit America.

“Flynn was never charged with any wrongdoing related to the RT event, so the belated revelations about his pre- and post-event conduct won’t have any effect on his sentencing in the court of law. But in the court of public opinion, they should have a real impact.

“On that score, the first accounts of the Russia-Flynn story — like many others in the still-unproven collusion narrative — should be amended to reflect that the retired general acted like a patriot, not a traitor, when he visited Moscow for the RT event.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/423558-exculpatory-russia-evidence-about-mike-flynn-that-us-intel-kept-secret

Which brings us to the biggest crime concerning the Flynn saga. No, Flynn’s discussions with the Russian Ambassador were perfectly legal and not a crime. Discussions about sanctions and opening up energy exploration is a matter of policy, not criminal. No, the big crime was not failing to report income he made on behalf of the Turks. Neither was the big crime of lying to Pence, which he was fired for. Neither was lying to the FBI the BIG crime which he will probably serve no time for. Nope, none of the above.

The real big crime, the felony that carries years in prison, occured when Flynn’s name was unmasked and somebody illegally leaked that classified info to the press, a big time felony and no-no. Thus, the Deep State and their complicit press strikes again. The enemies of the people are many and situated in high places.

Bill Tozer

Amend my 2:12 pm

Instead of: No, the big crime was not failing to report income he made on behalf of the Turks.......it should read “No, the big crime was not failing to to file proper foreign lobbing paperwork for work he did on behalf on the Turks.”

The enemy of the people, who done it?

“That silence was maintained even when former acting Attorney General Sally Yates publicly claimed Flynn was possibly “compromised” by Moscow.

“And when a Democratic senator, Al Franken of Minnesota, suggested the former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief posed a “danger to this republic.”

“And even when some media outlets and our own friggin fakenews popinjay opined whether Flynn’s contacts with Russia were treasonous”

Bill Tozer

Could it be? Could it be the same woman made famous in the Kavanaugh hearings when Lindsey grew a spine?

First, look at the wack job pale non-Hispanic white lady standing to the far left background on the pick. Forget the article, just look at the pic.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/39863/internet-tees-elizabeth-warren-beer-chugging-video-joseph-curl?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=dwbrand

Now, look at the lady in the background behind Lindsey Graham. Same woman? I report, you decide.

https://i2.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2018/12/IMG_0919.jpg?w=870&ssl=1

scenes

re: Pelosi and The Speech.

That reminds me of a story told by Victor Suvorov (aka Vladimir Rezun).

Evidently, some time ago, a rather fat and sleek Russian general was giving a speech at one of the military academies. Someone had slipped up and there were two interleaved copies of the speech.

The rather porcine general proceeded to read his speech to the assembled officers. Page 1 followed by page 1. Page 2 followed by page 2. etc. Of course he never noticed. And of course, the crowd sat in rather horrified silence afraid to say anything. A beautiful thing.

I'd have to say that the current gerontocracy isn't a whole lot different than a batch of Soviet officials. These systems rhyme more than you might think.

fish

Posted by: scenes | 03 January 2019 at 02:47 PM

I'd have to say that the current gerontocracy isn't a whole lot different than a batch of Soviet officials…….


Ours are more corrupt.

***M***

,,,Little weenies in big P-U trucks,,,why are they such angrly little rednecks??? Teslas are made in the USA

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tesla-haters-parking-pickup-trucks-234053201.html

fish

Posted by: ***M*** | 03 January 2019 at 03:30 PM

,,,Little weenies ……

Really dugsKKKi….TMI!

Walt

LOL!!! Thanks for the LOL!!! "m".,,, Now that's poetic justice.
And not illegal,, and no tickets.
Those deadbeat elec. car drivers not paying their hy. use fees.(fuel taxes)
Serves them right.

Scott O

re the charging station story - What a nonsense article. How many times has this happened? Twice?
Call out the National Guard!
M and his sort are easily led by poorly written articles with few or no facts and citations.
Is this really important to M?

Bill Tozer

Quotes of the day. The last one is my fav.

Upright: “Good character is not an impediment to success. But it is not sufficient for success, either.” —Jim Geraghty

For the record: “If Senator Romney wants to sound off against Trump’s excesses and character flaws, he should by all means do so in response to Trump’s tweets or statements or actions. But by forcing a ‘Love Trump or Leave Trump’ choice on Republicans, he’s actually doing the work of both the most ardent Trumpists and the most viciously antagonistic members of the Democratic party and the media.” —Ben Shapiro

Friendly fire: “Though [Dean] Baquet said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump. Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.” —former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson

Fake news: “Extreme weather and dire climate reports are intensifying the mental health effects of global warming: depression and resignation about the future.” —NBC News

Alpha Jackass II: “Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and dying early. Their lifespans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.” —Hank Johnson

Civility: “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.” —Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on her mother’s negotiating style

And last… “If you’re searching for enlightenment in politics, you should probably find a better religion.” —David Harsanyi

https://www.facebook.com/GeekCentral01/photos/a.509671172448212/2042853259129988/?type=3&theater

Toz quotes from various and sundry outlets:

“If Walls are immoral, why does the Vatican have Big One ?”..... Donald Trump and his Twitter machine

“The Left says Trump does not do well in business. [He] sells rice to China”.....Meme.

“180 Texans held off Santa Anna and his 4,000 Mexican soldiers for 13 days because of a Wall!”

“NFL ratings rise as number of National Anthem protests drops.”

Don Bessee

In the its ok if we do it but not you category -

Starting in high school, Malcolm used apps like Tinder and Grindr to meet men from around the state, friends said. On that October night, he had come to Bristol to meet someone younger, purportedly a 14-year-old boy “going on 15,” according to a video posted by the digital vigilante group known as POPSquad.

And here is where things went horribly wrong for Malcolm:
When Malcolm arrived, he found that there was no boy — there was only POPSquad. For the 126th time in two years, the group — an acronym for Prey on Predators — had catfished a man on the internet, posing as an underage teen on hookup apps and luring him into a meetup, this time at an empty home whose owner allows it to be used for the group’s stings, according to POPSquad.
Now, I ask you… Ever, in the history of journalism, has an alleged child predator received five glowing paragraphs of hagiography before his alleged crime was detailed?

This POPSquad that NBC News hates so much just happens to be an online version of NBC’s own Dateline program, To Catch a Predator, which ran from 2004 to 2007–the idea being to use the Internet to lure child predators out into the open where they are publicly exposed and shamed on camera.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/01/03/nolte-nbc-news-tries-excuse-alleged-child-predator-sob-story/

;-)

scenes

"Those deadbeat elec. car drivers not paying their hy. use fees.(fuel taxes)
Serves them right."

Oh, they'll fix that soon enough. You already have that problem with high vs. low MPG cars and their use of roads. No doubt we'll see taxes based on odometer reading at some point, along with 1000 pages of new regulations on design of odometers and illegality of messing with them.

I did like the article. It's possible that some kids were messing with the stink ass Tesla people, ridiculous if true. What's really interesting is that some random person can put type up a post on Reddit, get quoted in some 'news' website, and then more 'news' websites quote the 'news' website, and then one of the numerous 'news' websites gets quoted here. The opportunities for mischief here are boundless.

***M***

,,,Scotto,,,yes ICEing is a thing that redneck trumpers do as part of Trump's army of idiots

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6530185/Tesla-owners-complain-ICEd-rude-pickup-truck-drivers-block-supercharger-stations.html

,,,Walter,,,you so Funny!!! As if these boneheads were protesting '''highway fee inequity''' LOL

Scott O

Sorry M - that article provided little proof that this is an ongoing problem. They actually admit a lot of it could just be people looking for a place to park without any intention of being a part of any animus against Tesla owners. 2 photos actually show that Teslas would still be able to access the ports. Fail. You have TDS and see an 'army' that doesn't exist. There wasn't any proof of any kind that linked this to Trump.
Rude or inconsiderate peoples' parking habits cross all political lines.
You can come out from under the bed.
It's OK - really.

Don Bessee

A paper dragon? Belt road project dead because they did not have that kind of money in the real world and then there is this =

As worries have mounted in recent months, top financial regulators have held meetings with economists at banks and brokerages to instruct them to take into account the interests of the Communist Party when they publish economic analyses - an apparent euphemism for holding back alarming language, Bloomberg reported in November.

But over the past 12 months, bits and pieces of data coming out have been precisely that: alarming.

Car sales have been shrinking for the first time since 1990, when most of the country was peddling bicycles. A key manufacturing survey at the end of the year showed Chinese factory activity actually contracting. And revenue from consumption tax was down 72 per cent in November

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/109725873/apples-stark-warning-may-be-ominous-news-for-china

;-)
from a year ago, Balding said.

***M***

,,,I want my wall!!!

https://www.facebook.com/1831469783567781/posts/1985181071529984/

Todd Juvinall

And he will get it.

Don Bessee

They ain't eating the pow wow chow in NH -

If Thursday’s article in the Warren-friendly Boston Globe is to be believed, however, the embattled senator from Massachusetts’ candidacy is already encountering brisk headwinds in the Live Free or Die State, making this weekend’s trek to Iowa becomes a crucial test of her viability as a national candidate.
“Some N.H. Democrats Lukewarm to Warren,” the surprising headline said.
“Following Warren’s announcement [that she was forming an exploratory committee], more than a dozen sought-after Democratic activists in New Hampshire said they had concerns about her candidacy in interviews with the Globe,” the paper continued.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/03/as-warren-treks-to-iowa-early-troubles-arise-in-new-hampshire/

;-)

Walt

I admit it "m",, I would park my truck there just to be a dick.
Screw you, and your self imposed guilt trip. Besides. OUR tax dollars helped build that rolling superfund toxic disaster waiting to happen. The other end of the plug is a coal fired plant.
(and ECO my ass. Those things are not so ECO. I could run my house 24/7 for a week on what a Tesla discharges in less than a day on the road. The power companies love you suckers.

Don Bessee

@846 it may be the fact that we payed 7500 bucks to help millionaires buy an electric car, that's the kind of socialism that the ultra left 1% like. Everyone else not so much or its virtue signaling.
================================

You know its a bad day when the staged beer blowback is tending epicly and you lose huffpo -

https://www.yahoo.com/news/elizabeth-warrens-insult-native-americans-180649050.html

;-)

Don Bessee

I think mad Maxine said it first -

https://www.mediaite.com/online/new-congresswoman-rashida-tlaib-goes-off-on-trump-were-going-to-impeach-the-motherfcker/

;-)

Bill Tozer

9:48 pm

The truth. Man is it ever the truth.

https://m.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343/1517505268383505/?type=3&source=48

Robert Cross

In the "if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough conservative minds will believe it" category: trumpy today said with regard to his wall and his 'gimme my wall or I will take my ball and go home..errr let the government shut down until they give me my way.. wah wah wah!" approach to deal making.

“The people of our country want it. ..I have never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security ... or, frankly, the wall or the barrier. I have never had anything like it in terms of calls coming in, in terms of people writing in and tweeting. I’ve never had this much support,”

slight problem -- the Whitehouse phone system, mail, etc. are not and have not been functioning because of the shutdown. So it must be support from his goombah buddies via cell phone or maybe 'bat signals' in the sky.

Another slight problem --most Americans DON"T want his wall, only the minority of the population that support him. A Quinnipiac poll of registered voters that were reached on landlines or cell phones from Dec. 12-17 found that 54 percent of respondents opposed the wall. A Harvard/Harris online poll of registered voters found that 56% or respondents opposed the wall.

The truth is never the truth in trump land.

Todd Juvinall

No BoobieC, Trump is right about this and those Border Patrol guys and others were there at his presser top confirm his common sense. Something lefties don't possess. We all know just by common sense that a wall works. So if you want you party to be the party of helping illegals come here to rape and murder, you should get on the Trump train of common sense.

This whole kerfuffle is a political ploy be your ilk and will be rejected.

Robert Cross

Toad 10:19 -- you should probably put plywood up over all your windows and doors and landmines in your yard to protect yourself from all those rapists and murderers. They will be coming for you, Toad, by the millions to take away your skillsaw and all your hammers and tape measures and then put you in a re-education camp where you will be forced to finish the 4th grade for once and for all. 'The trump train of commonsense' has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever heard. Good one Toad a real classic.

Robert Cross

George--"The response from all you worthies was a massive yawn. Silence is also feedback, so I take that as apparently no one cares."

No surprise here... many of your regulars have nothing else to contribute so if you can the childish insults your pages will be blank and you will be dialoguing mostly with yourself and the occasional lefty who comes by to stir the embers. On the other hand, perhaps the childish dialogue has a cathartic function and allows some of your followers an outlet besides road rage when they see an old "Bernie" or "Hillary" bumper sticker.

Todd Juvinall

Oh BoobieC you are just a hoot. At least I finished the third grade. Maybe your white jacket need adjusting? You seem unhinged today, did they forget your fix? Anyway Trump is a common sense man and his voters are as well. You on the left have lost your collective minds and are what we all know and see, sheeple. You can't even put your socks on without orders from Nancy Pelosi. What a shame.

Dan Fife

Todd 10:19
"we all know by common sense that a ($30 billion)wall works" As does a cheap ladder from Home Depot. When has common sense had anything in common with you Todd?

Paul Emery

If Trump is so great Todd why did he lose 40 seats in the House and 7 governor ships?

Todd Juvinall

Dan Fife | 04 January 2019 at 09:44 AM

It appears you are a liberal moron without common sense. After the country put in the wall at different locations along the border the trespassers at those locations dropped down to almost nothing. The wall in California got a razor wire added to the top and now we see that it worked really good. I suggest you stay in your third-grade moron clases and leave the adults to run the place.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery | 04 January 2019 at 09:50 AM

Obama, your boy, lost 63. Please explain to us why that happened if Obama was so great.

Dan Fife

Todd-
I guess you haven't crossed the border at San Ysidro or El Paso in a while. At all times of the day many dozens of kids sit on top of the wall (razor wire is nothing but eye candy) and heckle border patrol. Americans toss up bags of snacks to the kids. They make a mockery of the whole thing and people like you who believe what you are told rather than what is in plain sight.

Gregory

Golly, Punch, the Dem edge in the House is much smaller, is it not, than the last time Pelosi was Speaker, and there is still a majority of states with GOP gubernators.

Gregory

Barney Fife 944am

There are limits to the number of cheap ladders that can be purchased and brought to the border.

***M***

,,,Looks like it's going to be fun!!!

'''Freshman U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib wasted no time in calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump just hours after being sworn in.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters Thursday night, the Michigan Democrat and one of the first Muslim woman elected to Congress said of Trump: "People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look you won. Bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er.'”

She later stood by her remarks, tweeting she will "always speak truth to power."'

Paul Emery

Because he wasn't so great Todd. I didn't vote for him second time. Are you going to vote for Trump again?

Todd Juvinall

Dan Fife | 04 January 2019 at 11:36 AM

You really are ignorant and believe those loons Nancy and Chuckie. You are just a sheeple. I have first hand info about the border. You get yours through the Guardian talking points memos.

Paul Emery

Trump lost 40 house seats and 7 Governorships Gregory. Are you saying that's a good thing? Goodness you're delusional along with Todd.

fish

Posted by: ***M*** | 04 January 2019 at 12:21 PM


....and at the end "Rashida" will still be the punchline to a joke (although not such a big punchline as Ocasio-Cortez)!

***M***

Get ready for the tRump smackdown!

https://tinyurl.com/ycvpq7sx

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery are you that dumb? Apparently, you are. 63 is greater than 40. Obama was the best thing to happen for the R's. We also kept the majority in the Senate and gained and we have the majority of Governors. We have 67 legislative houses to your 32. We kicked your ass.

***M***

,,,nice try pubbers!!!

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/apos-leaked-apos-video-alexandria-235129841.html

fish

Posted by: ***M*** | 04 January 2019 at 12:30 PM


Yeah......I was wondering when you were going to tell us what you got for Christmas dugsKKKi? Mmmmm.... the WWE "DC Edition" action figure set by the looks of it!

Cool! Have fun!

Todd Juvinall

Hey Fife, I expect you to go show your respect to the murdered police officer from Newman, he was a legal immigrant. Your pal the illegal killed him. So get your sorry butt down to the service then go help your pal with his bail since you love them so much.

***M***

,,,place your orders now boys!!! see video

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/04/ford-police-interceptor-utility-explorer/?ncid=edlinkusauto00000021&yptr=yahoo

fish

Poor John Stoos......still trying to make contact with a mind throughly ravaged by advanced Type 2 Diabetes!


2 thoughts on “How to shake up the gang at Rebane’s Ruminations! LOL”


John Stoos says

January 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

I suspect she will need a tax rate much higher than 70% to fund getting us off of all fossil fuels in twelve years! 🙂

Reply

jeffpelline says:

January 4, 2019 at 11:12 am

John, I have no doubt the services at Church of the King or Bayside would benefit from hearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speak.


I have no doubt that Church of the King or Bayside would benefit from watch Alexandria attempt to eat an apple through a picket fence from a sense of humor standpoint!

I kid, I kid.....apparently both "Dogs Playing Poker" and I find her attractive......as long as her mouth is closed!

***M***

,,,yes Dan,,,Todd usually likes to do his '''man on the scene''' thing and head to the free speech hotspots. I am surprised he has not toured the borders walls down there!!!

Todd Juvinall

She is a hottie but when her YOUTUBe came out on her "table dancing" she had it pulled. Nice body and pretty face. Good lap dancer too! Congrats to the voters of New York. You elected a moron.

fish

Hey.....at least the dems got one right in Arizona!


https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/media/2019/01/03/kyrsten-sinemas-outfit-draws-attention-senate-swearing/2477146002/


Good riddance "Maverick"!

***M***

,,,yes Trump,,,you just keep lying to yourself,,,maybe it will come true someday!!!

'"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?" Trump tweeted.'''

fish

Now we're fucking talking........


From Drudge


TRUMP: I can build wall WITHOUT Congress...

'Military version' of eminent domain...

Considers declaring national emergency...

Shutdown Could Last 'Years'...


Looks like Nevada City/Grass Valley will soon be paying market rate for domestic help/yard care!


fish

Posted by: ***M*** | 04 January 2019 at 12:48 PM


Oh dugsKKKi.......you whimper like an old feeb but everything is going Trumps way! Now if you can engineer a collapse of the economy (actually I admit to being surprised that it hasn't collapsed of its own weight by now!) than maybe you can impeach him but until then, you just keep jerking off to your old copies of "Modern President"......The ones with that dreamy Mr. Obama in them! Those should keep you going!

***M***

,,,TRUMP: I can build wall WITHOUT Congress...Cool, the costs can just come out of the Military budget and they pay slave labor wages so we will save Billons!

Bill Tozer

Welcome to Evergreen State College, the new Congress, and Lord of the Fles all rolled into one. Fun times at the zoo.

Sorry Joe, you ain’t left enough.

https://www.theblaze.com/sally-kohn-bashes-corporate-centrist-democrat-joe-biden-as-not-liberal-enough-to-run-for-president

https://www.theblaze.com/news/site-sells-fake-penises-for-girls-who-identify-as-boys

What, you are kidding me, right?

https://nypost.com/2019/01/03/ocasio-cortez-says-gotta-run-when-asked-about-shutdown-pay/

https://www.dailywire.com/news/39931/breaking-democrats-introduce-bill-eliminate-ryan-saavedra?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=dwbrand

https://www.californiawildfireclaims.com/11-2018-ppc?project=Wildfires&sid=GoogleDisplay-MID&usid=thefederalist.com&gclid=Cj0KCQiApbzhBRDKARIsAIvZue9KGINShb56zSpWF9PqkLl-2zPFTTAODxBT12mx3pjqzL_ae1TyAtEaAhXLEALw_wcB

Paul Emery

News alert

Trump approval drops to - 15.8 in RCP consensus Poll. Even the fake Rasmussen poll has him down by 7.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/trump_favorableunfavorable-5493.html

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/trump_approval_index_history

Bill Tozer

Punchy, you should read Pat Buchanan. You are on the same page with him on certain certain issues. Intersectionality. Short article.

https://buchanan.org/blog/how-the-war-party-lost-the-middle-east-130897

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 04 January 2019 at 01:53 PM


Thanks Les Nessman for that update.......!

Paul Emery

Thanks Bill for the link. I pretty much agree with him. I would add to it our coup in The democratically elected government in Iran in 1953 that led to the Shah of Iran that led to the radical movement that Ousted him. Bush was a disaster and Obama was a disaster in the Middle East. Trump doesn't have a clue and won't listen to people that do. So there you have it where we stand today.

Don Bessee

The chi coms are too used to team 0 running the show -

But Xi and his followers have watched their diplomatic, economic and military initiatives come up short, engendering increased resistance from other Indo-Pacific nations rather than the re-alignment China expected. Now the Trump administration’s trade tariffs threaten to destabilize the Chinese economy, resulting in a cascade failure of Xi Jinping’s broader strategy and threatening to undermine the legitimacy of the Communist Party, hence the stronger and more strident attacks.
China’s desperate attempts to regain the momentum, however, betrays an ignorance of the American culture.

China perceived the lack of strategic focus of the George W. Bush administration and the passive “lead from behind” foreign policy of the Obama administration as American decay and a decline. In reality, the foundational aspects of the American economy remain surprisingly strong and the American fighting spirit is not dead, but only sleeping. Those who would believe that the sinking of two aircraft carriers would trigger an impulse towards retreat would do well to make themselves aware of the United States’ history and the impact events such as the sinking of the Lusitania, the attack on Pearl Harbor and the collapse of the World Trade Center had on the American psyche. What some have labeled the Jacksonian impulse could be described as a tendency towards great power rage. To be sure it burns itself out. After all, the U.S. is considering leaving Afghanistan, seventeen years later.

But make no mistake: any attack upon a single U.S. aircraft carrier by long range aircraft, cruise missiles or ballistic missiles would surely generate a response against the bases those weapons were launched from, the sensors associated with them and the command and control nodes that directed them, and then the United States would turn its attention on the Chinese naval and merchant fleet.

Before China knew what was happening, it would be cut off from the overseas sources of energy and raw materials that fuel its import/export economy. Within weeks it would be without fuel and its factories would be shuttered. The American economy, established in a nation that has most of the resources domestically available, would be able to ride out the storm, even if China attempted to climb the escalation ladder and attack targets in North America.

For China, it is better for them to get their more bellicose voices under control and approach the bargaining table with the United States over trade issues in good faith and with an openness to real compromise on the economic issues that divide our two nations, rather than resorting to nationalist saber rattling.

Xi Jinping should try harder to understand his real strategic position while remembering that he who rides the tiger finds it difficult to dismount. There will be no return to global hegemony or Middle Kingdom status. China brought its candle out from under the basket too soon, and its broader, aggressive ambitions have been revealed.

As for the United States, it should follow the lead of President Trump and his new acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who between them have identified that we are in an era of great power competition that will require more effort and that the focus of that competition is China, and China and China.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/china-should-think-twice-before-threatening-to-attack-americans

;-)

Paul Emery

Our Liar in Chief lies again. Do any of you believe what he said is true?

"President Trump held a rambling, stream-of-consciousness press event Friday afternoon in the Rose Garden and made many statements that defy belief. Among them, that he’s talked with several previous presidents and they all told him they should have built a wall on the Southern border.

“This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me,” Trump told reporters, about building a wall.

“some of them have told me that we should have done it,” he claimed.

He is claiming that at least two (some is more than 1) of the following presidents said they should have built a wall on the Southern border: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Barack Obama.

Which of this group would have said that? As I understand it none of them will even speak to Trump let alone agree with him that they should have done it. Obviously eliminating Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama that leaves the two Bushes. Fat chance. What a liar.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/didnt-specify-american-trump-gets-mocked-claiming-presidents-told-built-wall/

Don Bessee

There were bills that passed that never got funded going back to slick willy that were voted and supported and not vetoed by the presidents so you pearl clutching is quite funny!

;-)

Walt

Paul. Does the four walls you have work?

Don Bessee

Another one bites the dust! The USS Cole families should be very happy. His 70 virgins are going to be octogenarian lesbians.


A US defence official confirmed a "precision strike" had been carried out on Tuesday against Jamal al-Badawi to the east of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Badawi was killed in the strike, according to US and Arab media reports.
The militant, said to be an al-Qaeda commander, was on the FBI's most wanted list over the attack on the warship.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46763048

;-)

Paul Emery

So those presidents actually talked to trump as he claims is that right Bill.

Walt

Question dodging as usual Capt. Crickets.
What about your Queen of the DEMned and HER wall Paul? Or is hypocrisy the word of the day? Sorry, you can't have it both ways.

Paul Emery

Walters you have no attention span to follow a conversation. Did trump tell the truth about ex presidents claiming they should have build a wall. Give it a go.

Walt

Now how the HELL should I know Col. Stupid? Was I there? Were YOU there? So YOU don't know if it's a fib or not. But leave it to you to automatically pass judgement. You have proof that says otherwise?
Spill it.
LIB hypocrisy Is bright as day.
My attention span is just fine. You keep changing the subject because you keep losing the argument.

Walt

BTW. Give us proof that walls don't work. Dare ya'.
I can give plenty of factual evidence they do.
And pay your fare share of the wall. Freedom isn't free.

Walt

Leave it to the Crabb man to pull off a role reversal.
The dark side painted in a whole new light.
The oppressors are turned into heroes. Great job Sir.. Great job
https://www.theunion.com/opinion/r-l-crabb-it-takes-a-village-idiot-334/

Don Bessee

The Israelis seem to have it figured out when it comes to making a wall work.
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I love it when the self proclaimed masters of the universe start pulling hair and spiting -

What's Next: Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives are fed up with The New York Times after weeks of what they see as overtly antagonistic coverage that betrays an anti-Facebook bias, several sources at the social media giant tell me.

http://link.nbcnews.com/view/57c09634487ccd31218b61289aeq1.4kf/8a499dc1

Will Zucky suddenly become sympathetic to Trump?

;-)

George Rebane

DonB 545pm - Impressive analysis Mr Bessee, and all plausible. We will be witness to it all.

rl crabb

Chewbacca 8:32pm - Satire is apparently lost on the Wookiee mentality. Maybe too many years breathing gas fumes from the Millennium Backhoe.

Walt

OH. I get satire Crabbman.. But the villeins painted as our saviors? That's from an alternate galaxy far far far FAR away.
"Luke" Newsom. Destroyer of Frisco. Turned a fair city into a sh*thole, then leaves to do the same to the entire state.
Your "Darth" set a nation FREE. And somehow, you paint that as a bad thing...
Uh,,, and just what colored pens have you been sniffing?
You might consider opening a window when you put pen to paper.

Walt

Can our LIBS show us headlines like this when two years AFTER what they elected has been in office?
JOBS UP BIG!
+312,000
RECORD NUMBER WORKING
MANUFACTURING BEST IN 20 YEARS
HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT LOWEST EVER

But you do have a Speaker of the House that says
“I reject your facts,”
Which in reply is told,,
“These aren’t my facts," Nielsen shot back. "These are THE facts.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-interrupted-dhs-boss-nielsen-during-presentation-on-illegal-immigrants-saying-i-reject-your-facts

So you have the GODmother holding her hands over her ears and making funny noises... "I don't her you!!!"

George Rebane

... and add to that the Democrats' refusing Trump's invitation for them to attend HSA and NSA security briefings where the border, criminality, drugs, human trafficing, ... stats are presented to paint the larger picture of what the country is facing at its porous southern border. All of Team Pelosi members have been wearing their 'Pardon me, but you have me confused with someone who gives a crap' buttons.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/04/democrats-refused-to-listen-to-border-security-briefing-so-trump-sent-it-to-all-members-of-congress/

Don Bessee

The communist 1% castro style -

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6558991/Rich-kids-COMMUNISM-Fidel-Castros-model-grandson-flashes-wealth-European-vacations.html

;-)

scenes

Hey, this is a pretty smart move.

https://www.insidesources.com/will-kamalas-catholic-bashing-hurt-or-help-in-2020-dem-primary/

St Kamala has something there. "ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A MEMBER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?"

I guess that using Russia as a stand-in for Eastasia was getting kind of boring.

GeorgeR@9:57AM That's a good story and pretty funny. The Blue Mob has gone all-in on Open Borders and it isn't like they'll budge an inch.

It would be interesting if Trump took the money-that-cant-be-spent-on-a-wall (cuz it's too darned expensive) and spend it on hiring a whole bunch of ICE agents to scour California. The uproar would be fabulous.

Don Bessee

Its crunch time in comrade Bernie's socialist paradise in Venezuela -

As of January 10, he will be usurping the presidency and consequently this National Assembly is the only legitimate representative of the people.”
Maduro is set to be sworn in on Thursday for a second six-year term after holding controversial early elections May 20.
The elections were boycotted by most of the opposition and widely condemned by the international community.

On Friday, foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada announced in Lima that their governments would not recognize Maduro as president if he attempts to remain in office and urged him to turn over power to the National Assembly.

https://www.breitbart.com/news/venezuelas-parliament-rejects-legitimacy-of-maduro-second-term/

;-)

Walt

OK,, you go ECO nuts.
https://www.geek.com/news/washington-may-become-first-state-to-legalize-human-composting-1768289/
"The practice of human composting—converting remains into soil that can be returned to loved ones—may soon be available to folks in Washington.

“People from all over the state who wrote to me are very excited about the prospect of becoming a tree or having a different alternative for themselves,” Sen. Jamie Pedersen (D), sponsor of a bill to expand the options for disposing of human remains, told NBC News."

A new mix for the pot grows?

Don Bessee

Brazil has thrown off the greenie handcuffs -

Yet instead, it seems as though Western Greens are saddling up for a major confrontation with Bolsonaro. On December 27, the Sierra Club magazine headlined a story, “What Will It Take to Rein in the Trump of Brazil? Brazil’s president-elect threatens the planet.” In that article—which reads exactly like the lefty imperialism that Ernesto Araújo was railing against—the Sierra Club declares, “Bolsonaro has shown a responsiveness to economic and international pressure, which could be one way to contain him.”

We might pause over that word: contain. That is, the people of Brazil just elected a new leader, knowing full well of his pro-growth agenda. And yet now, the Sierra Club, and other Western Greens, seek to contain him—and, by extension, to contain the Brazilian standard of living.

Will Brazilian nationalists be pleased to discover that the Greens are actively using international financial levers against their country? And how will ordinary Brazilians respond to these threats to their standard of living? It will be interesting to see what happens in this looming standoff.

https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2019/01/05/pinkerton-opportunity-brazils-jair-bolsonaro-south-america-north-america/

;-)

Walt

Some things just happen
I just got tracked down by a nice lady in Oregon. He husband found my high school ring in a box at their thrift store!
This is one crafty lady. She opened and account on the high school web site, so she could send me that message.
I gave uh,,, "lost"(what was her name???) it in N.M. back in the 80's.

Now how cool is that?

Dirk

Branson-
"the stars and bars have only one meaning, "
Yup. But you wish the south had won. Dems or not. You are a loser, any way you spin the dice.

Walt

LOOK!! My pet TROLL showed up.
Sorry sister, I'm a' Yankee.
Loser? I didn't get myself thrown in jail just for being an ass.
Humm.. NEVER been thrown in jail, come to think of it.
Besides. Your the one hiding behind a TROLL account.. That's usually how real losers role.

Since your a DEM.(well LIB if you prefer) your a Klan member by proxy.(playing by your rules) Your political roots endorsed slavery.

Could it be your Great Great Uncle was John Wilkes Booth?

fish

Hmmmm......anybody surprised?


Rich kid of Communism: Fidel Castro's model grandson flashes his wealth and love of the high life on Instagram as he travels the world


Remember what they do they always do for the benefit of the people......


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6558991/Rich-kids-COMMUNISM-Fidel-Castros-model-grandson-flashes-wealth-European-vacations.html

fish

Well crap......looks like Frisch was right about us being racist!


”University Educator: Mowing Your Lawn & Acting Respectable Is Racist.”


https://freedomoutpost.com/university-educator-mowing-your-lawn-acting-respectable-is-racist/

scenes

re: Fish@11:18PM

No surprise of course.

I've always had a feeling that people actually think that the Soviet Union had a more equal distribution of wealth than gilded age or modern America.

No doubt, in the case of communism, the next time'll be different.

Paul Emery

Another lie from our Liar in Chief

“We have won against ISIS,” Mr. Trump declared in a video posted Wednesday evening on Twitter, adding, “Our boys, our young women, our men — they’re all coming back, AND THEY'RE COMING BACK NOW”

Today John Bolton said:

" President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday that the American military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group and on Turkey assuring the safety of U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters.

John Bolton said there is NO TIMETABLE FOR THE PULLOUT, but insisted the military presence is not an unlimited commitment.

“There are objectives that we want to accomplish that condition the withdrawal,” Bolton told reporters in Jerusalem before heading to Turkey on Monday, where he will be joined by the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. “The timetable flows from the policy decisions that we need to implement.”

Those conditions, he said, included defeating what’s left of IS in Syria and protecting Kurdish militias who have fought alongside U.S. troops against the extremist group."

"Coming back now"- another lie from our liar in chief.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bolton-outlines-conditions-syria-withdrawal_us_5c322f64e4b0bcb4c25cbc8a

Walt

Our "illegal war" dude wants the war to continue.
What happened to your "bring our troops home!" rant?
Oh... Because Trump is doing it.. Got it....
Thanks.

Bill Tozer

@ 1:51 am.
From link provided:
“The University of Wisconsin - Madison "educator" said that she teaches her students the alleged "connection" between white liberalism and white supremacy.”

When Bernie Sanders (VT-Socialist) campaigned in Seattle to a crowd of 20,000 in 2016, his address was interpreted by some young female members of BLM. The took the microphone. What struck me most was some signs the young BLM disrupters waved that read “Stop White Liberalism Supremacy”. Those signs have always stuck me as being at the root of their grievance. I certainly would like to explore more on the topic of stopping White Liberalism Supremacy.

One would think that pride in ownership was a universal trait, but what do I know? Maybe car washes are just another legacy of White Liberalism Supremacy.

Bill Tozer

Voter fraud

On the application, boxes affirming the applicant is both 18 and a U.S. citizen are already checked with an “X” in the Yes field.

Mr. Churchwell said the party was putting immigrants in a tough position, as evidenced by the number of them who were calling state officials wondering if there’s been some change allowing them to vote

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/18/texas-democrats-ask-noncitizens-register-vote/

Todd Juvinall

Looks like the FUE is encouraging that new gal Ocasio-Cortez to start some lap dancing lessons for her fellow democrat babes. She is cute so maybe she can make some extra dough for the rent in DC. Anyway, what the left thinks is important really is too funny to repeat in polite company.

Oh and maybe the FUE could get Liz Warren off the beer and into his box whine. She won't make any money lap dancing.

Bill Tozer

Gun shop:
Welcome to the Bill of Rights Smorgasbord. Pick what you like, disregard the rest, Just like the ACLU.

Avoid the question with another question.

https://www.facebook.com/save2a/videos/1932972973413723/UzpfSTUxMjE4ODUyMDo2MDU5NDgwMjY1MjY5Nzg/

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