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10 May 2019


Don Bessee

Why do the enlightened ones of the socialist left turn out to be the biggest fascists in real life like some thought police we all know?


George Rebane

DonB 347pm - Alinsky.

Don Bessee

Da comrade @422 LOL



It appears my harpoon hit its mark at the comments page for Hits & Misses.

jeff pelline

Gregory, No one cares what you think. Did that every occur to you? ROFLOL

Don Bessee

And I had heard the trolls were boycotting, that didn't last long!

@643 talk about not being self aware! You are only the Dark Lord of Liberal Lament Land and speak just for you.

Claiming to speak for everyone when your dark lament land is a barren ghost town is truly an acknowledgment of trace traffic. If it was otherwise you wouldn't give a shit about RR. Your posting here instead of in the dark land is an acknowledgement of that truth.

Geeeeee did the G man hit that triggering woke spot or what!



Jeff, by following me here you show you care what I think.

There's no charge for the corrections to your grammar, except for the chuckles from The Union staffers.


Posted by: jeff pelline | 10 May 2019 at 06:43 PM

Run along now jeffy.......nobody cares what you think.


Posted by: jeff pelline | 10 May 2019 at 06:43 PM

Run along now jeffy.......nobody cares what you think.


Ah.....the Union.....

”Greg Goodknight

"Why" shouldn't have been capitalized, and your first sentence should have been terminated with a question mark, not a period. It was also false since I am not alone in my lack of an avatar, and yours doesn't look like you at all.

Podunk, indeed.” should probably just quit now before Gregory embarrasses you further. could just repost something about Gregory working at home and that not agreeing with your delicate sensibilities for the umpteenth time.


Gee, "fish" and Gregory,
Wait until I email the board andstaff at MIM a link to the thread of this blog. I'd be deeply embarrassed if the VP of my nonprofit - "Dr.: George Rebane - hosted this kind of forum. When was the last time that "fish" or Gregory Goodknight supported MIM, much less sent a dime to the organization? Bring it on! I'll be happy to post the outcome.

Jeff Pelline

Have you disclosed to MIM and Pete Nowlen the destructive content of your blog? If I were an MIM board member I would put this item on the agenda. You might be costing MIM business — and customers. You sure have caused me, as a longtime supporter of the local arts, to wonder.


Jeff, you're still at an emotional age of what, seven?

A narcissistic "I'm going to tell Dad!" rage at age 60 isn't pretty.


”Jeff, you're still at an emotional age of what, seven?

A narcissistic "I'm going to tell Dad!" rage at age 60 isn't pretty.”

I begged you jeffy.......


Well, I guess it's up to MIM's staff and board now. I hope George's blog didn't cost MIM some longtime supporters. Nonprofits like MIM could use all the support they can get, and "fish" and Gregory are nobody's in that regard.

Don Bessee

Shame on the Dark Lord of Liberal Lament Land for his hubris and bullying. No one puts up with that bs game anymore. You reap what you sow.



That's "nobodys", no apostrophe in that usage, Jeff.

And your "I hope George's blog didn't cost MIM ..." sure rings hollow, since you're doing everything in your very limited power to call attention to your mischaracterizations of the Rebanes and folks commenting here.

All of that to get a cheap shot in at Mrs. Rebane and The Union. Proud of yourself, Jeff?


Posted by: JeffPellien | 10 May 2019 at 08:38 PM

Did ”The Nations Editor” just spell his own name wrong?

Bill Tozer

Don sez:

“Geeeeee did the G man hit that triggering woke spot or what”

It’s true. Or perhaps our esteemed and knowledgeable Gregory hit the triggering woke G spot. You know you are over the target when the flack gets heavy.

Scott O

"I hope George's blog didn't cost MIM some longtime supporters."
Well run along and tell simply everybody all about that nasty, nasty man and just maybe some how we can wring our hands and hope there's no fallout.
As Bugs would say - "what a maroon!"

George Rebane

Well dear readers, you have just witnessed the best of what the FUE can deliver. Over the years, wherever he has set pen, he has left such a trail of exchanges, threats, taunts, insults, and an overall bad taste. One can only hope that some day his own blog will reward him enough to stay home and enjoy some much needed attention there.

Bill Tozer

The proof is in the pudding. Boy, is it ever.

Jeff Pelline

Here's a good example of how George and the commenters here treat a fellow board member at MIM:
Unbelievable, really.


The latest on Climate Change


A podcast interview of Henrik Svensmark by H. Sterling Burnett of the Heritage Foundation

By bombarding the Earth with cosmic rays and being a driving force behind cloud formations, the sun plays a much larger role on climate than “consensus scientists” care to admit.

The Danish National Space Institute's Dr. Henrik Svensmark has assembled a powerful array of data and evidence in his recent study, Force Majeure the Sun's Large Role in Climate Change. The study shows that throughout history and now, the sun plays a powerful role in climate change. Solar activity impacts cosmic rays which are tied to cloud formation. Clouds, their abundance or dearth, directly affects the earth's climate. Climate models don't accurately account for the role of clouds or solar activity in climate change, with the result they assume the earth is much more sensitive to greenhouse gas levels than it is. Unfortunately, the impact of clouds and the sun on climate are understudied because climate science has become so politicized.

Link to podcast is HERE.

Link to Study is HERE:


Posted by: JeffPellien | 11 May 2019 at 06:41 AM

.......that’s the worst you could find?!


PS: I like the new spelling .....edgy.

Scott O

And Mr Pellien has never criticized a single person in his entire life!

re the S Moore episode - nothing new under the sun:
I remembered that the innocent little lad from Chi-Town played hard ball right off the bat.

Bill Tozer

Well, looks we don’t have to travel to Frisco to find a big pile of poop. All the fat guy has to do is put on a blonde wig and vee neck tee shirt and sing if he wants to get the last word in.
BTW, do you realize Frisco is spending 70 million a year to clean up poop. I had no idea they spent that much to relocate their refuge here.

Yep, the post Mueller Report reveals a barren and stark Democrat Party landscape.

Bill Tozer

Re: “No Democrat with a 3-digit IQ wants to actually impeach Trump for the simple reason that their case for it is laughable, and then they would lose an anti-Trump election issue that still has legs with certain deficit-laden constituencies.”

Exactomundo, Dr. Rebane.

“The rage-on strategy holds electoral risks for the Democrats. Mrs. Pelosi, Mr. Nadler and other committee chairmen come from safe districts and don’t have to worry about re-election. But the more red meat they throw, the more the base will demand impeachment—and the more swing voters will wonder what, if anything, Democrats have to offer beyond this fraudulent show.

“Do Democrats really want a show starring Jerry Nadler? I wonder if they have thought this thing through. It is hard to imagine a less appealing figure. Even after surgical intervention, he seems to embody their limitless appetite for money and power. If that is a bad thing, it is far from the worst thing about him.”


So Jeff, 641am, did you sleep well? What sort of a positive impact are you trying to have on MIM and InConcert Sierra, not to mention our community, with your obsessive machinations?


Todd Juvinall

Jeff Pelline | 11 May 2019 at 06:41 AM
You have let your feminine side take over. What a hoot!

Bill Tozer

Re: No Democrat with a 3-digit IQ wants to actually impeach Trump....

Aha, the disclaimer. Very important qualifier. “No Democrat with a 3-digit IQ.” That narrows the field down and explains a lot. Mad Max and Co aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed. One of their best and brightest (AOC) is traumatized by a garbage disposal. “Terrified” actually, to be more precise. It’s easy to forget who we are dealing with when we assume they have more than 2-digit IQs. Never assume.

Move on to impeachment? VDH

“So what really explains the furor now directed at Barr?

“One, progressives are terrified that a number of Trump’s critics — Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe — might soon be indicted. They apparently seek to preempt such indictments by attacking Barr, a seemingly no-nonsense prosecutor who will likely follow up on any criminal referrals from any inspector general that reach his desk.

“Two, the 2020 progressive agenda — whether defined as the Green New Deal, a wealth tax, “Medicare for All” or open borders — will not compete well with Trump’s currently booming economy.

“Impeaching Trump for collusion and obstruction is seen by progressives as the best (or perhaps only) way to return to power. That effort so far is failing, causing even more hysteria.

Three, the Mueller investigation is over, finished after 22 months, $34 million and a 448-page, two-volume report.

“There will be no indictments of Trump for either collusion or the obstruction of justice during the investigation of that non-crime. So now what?

“Since late 2015, Trump, as the supposed Russian puppet or the Machiavellian obstructer of justice, was nightly cable-TV news fare. Now, such fantasies are shattered. But progressives are not willing to let the Mueller investigation rest in peace and move on with their lives.

“Perhaps they feel in the political sense that there is nothing to move on to. And they are probably right.“

George Rebane

re JeffP 641am - The FUE continues his reputation as an evil deceiver and a lying sack of shit. HillaryH was not on the MIM board, but a public personage and local politician when I wrote the cited piece criticizing her ideas, and not her as a person which I have never done. Today Ms Hodge is a colleague and a constructive and contributing member of the MIM board, our relationship is very friendly. Yet neither of us would consider it a threat to that relationship were we again to criticize each other's socio-political ideologies, an area of mutual interest which has no place in the conduct of MIM business. And all MIM directors, staff, and volunteers know that.

In spite of this very obvious reality, the FUE continues his longstanding and devious tactics to spread hate and discontent, which he does his best in these pages. I have allowed his offal to stand in this comment stream for the simple reason that I took his Union comments to task as one of the points of my above Ruminations commentary. I think the jerk has had his say and shot his wad on the topic - now he's just using his hall pass to spread his usual crap. Enough.

Bill Tozer

Breaking news!

MIM will be selling delicious Gator Jerky this season. In response, The FUE will running to Todd’s pastor to tell on him and redoubling his efforts to boycott the Nevada City Bicycle Shop....all the while calling Keith Royal, waking the poor man up on a weekend as he is trying to enjoy his retirement. After all, His Assholiness has Royal’s number on speed dial so don’t get any ideas.

Robert Cross

" longstanding and devious tactics to spread hate and discontent, which he does his best in these pages."

And you don't?

Scott O

Bobby 10:55 - No, he doesn't.
Unless you have any examples, we're done here.
Have any other baseless BS to spew, Bobby?


Bobbie 1055am
"And you don't?"

No, he doesn't. Nor do I. However, I do hit back with appropriate force.


People Who Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are JERKS, Science Says

A study from the University of Michigan discovered that those people who are ‘grammar police’ are in fact huge jerks, and their behavior is a result of certain personality traits that they possess.

For example, extroverted people tend to overlook grammatical mistakes and typos, while introverted ones are prone to judge harshly those people who make grammatical mistakes.

The study included 83 participants who were asked to read email responses to an ad for a roommate. Some emails were changed on purpose to include typos, such us abuot (about), mkae (make), or grammar mistakes, such us its/it’s, your/you’re or to/too.

Then, the participants were asked whether they noticed the mistakes. Those who said ‘yes’ were then asked to elaborate their answer.

The researchers found a correlation between agreeability and sensitivity to errors. Namely, those participants who got the most disturbed with the mistakes were said to be the least agreeable ones. Contrary to them, people with more agreeable personalities were more likely to overlook mistakes and typos.

No need to call out names, you all know who you are. Well, so do we.


Russ, reading the underlying study did not reveal anything coming close to the term "huge jerks". Could you point it out?

A quote would be great.

The journalist who wrote the summary may have taken liberties with the science, if you can imagine that.

Robert Cross

scotto and groggy --" rag heads, liberalism is a disease, kids are stupid, public employment is the employment of last resort ..etc etc." just off the top of my head .. You don't think such characterizations are a type of derision? If such characterizations are not divisive and hateful with causes discontent among fellow citizens... what are they.. friendly self defined phrases for which I will now hear a dozen excuses from you all; as to why that is the case..


Bobbie2 239pm

Just off the top of my head, I've not used those terms. Why not stick with what has been written rather than the rage you imagine everyone feels when reading words you don't like?

George Rebane

RobertC 229pm - given the liberty you've taken with your examples, let's accept them for the sake of argument. In these pages these are all categorical references that do not involve or include persons certain. And as such, they are very definitely intended to serve as categorical discriminants, separating this category from that in the support of more general ideas that subsume such categories. I know this is not a readily accessible description for you, but it happens to be the way such categories are used in these debates/discussions.

Now when you start using pejoratives that label a particular person, then that's an ad hominem specifically meant to divide the speaker from the person referenced. Example, my calling the FUE a 'lying shithead' should make the point clear that I don't want to be in any class that accepts him and his produce. And I assume his use of such ad hominems has expressed reciprocal feelings.

And all that is totally orthogonal to criticizing his politics and ideology. Otherwise good people have been known throughout history to have embraced stupid ideas, or have been ignorant of this or that concept/knowledge domain. Again, given your above remarks, I don't expect you to understand any of this. But perhaps you can somehow identify it as a process through which you recognize the arguments of people like me. Do try to keep separate the notion of directed ad hominems and the expression or critique of ideas.

Don Bessee

Just the facts mam' -

Guatemala’s Secretary of Strategic Intelligence Mario Duarte says migrants arriving at the United States-Mexico border are coming to the country for economic reasons and have been “weaponized” as a “picketing mob” for international open borders organizations.


Bill Tozer

Re: the bedwetter:

Liberalism IS a mental disease. Now they are trying to ban Mother’s Day because it’s not inclusive to guys who haven’t cut off their peckers yet....on purpose. You call that sane? Normal? Calling liberalism a disease is being generous. Dis-ease. A Debbie Downer lot. No fun to be anywhere near and unsafe at any speed.

Add the government IS the employer of last resort. Well, I suppose some guaranteed basic income is in the same class as many government workers. Unaccountable and their solutions are worse than the problems. If they weren't around, few would notice or miss them.
And ragheads can go off and play with 72 Virgin olives. I’ll fly 10,000 miles to smoke a camel. Yeah, IlhanOmar was upset that Israel did not thank her for the gift of 700 missiles fired on civilians. Talk about baby killers. Some people did something.

Well, I don’t recall ever calling kids stupid. That’s a Lefty thing. They called Trump’s adolescent boy retarded. They really are so despicable and vengeful and nasty that they have bloodlust for Trump’s family members. They are obsessed with hurting Trup’s family members to the maximum extent and ruin their lives. They cry out for Trump’s family to be fed to the lions like in the old Roman Coliseum. Death! That is some sick shit. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

I do recall calling Roberta Flack dumb, stupid, ignorant, and a whole bunch more. He runs around all scared that we are going to march him up against the Wall as his side is planning and having wet dreams of marching us up against the Wall of Leftinista Tyranny. Maybe Bobbie is right. A preemptive strike would put him out of his misery. It would be the merciful thing to do.

Ah, it all will be over Friday, June 21. First day of summer. Dumbshit Bobbie said quite emphatically and without equivocation that Trump would be gone from office this Spring. Spring, 2019. Guaranteed. Bank on it. Now, if that ain’t proof Bobbie Sue is dumb, ignorant, or stupid, then kindly tell me is. Ok, it’s a disease, not stupidity or gross ignorance. He said it to bring us know, unite us against Trump and his “goons”. They be Deplorables and as Biden said, “Dregs of Society.”

Well, I give Bobbie Sue until June 21 when Spring officially ends. Then I doubt he will be heard of again. No self-respecting man of integrity would dare, dare I say, to show his wretched face of these boards ever again after that colossal cluster gluck arrogant and snippy proclamation. Oppps, I said no man of integrity. Silly me.
A man of integrity would cop to their errant ways with a public admission to their broken thinker, be contrite, ask for forgiveness, and learn from past grievous wrongs. Then all is well and forgotten. Ha! Never happen. That takes the voluntary lowing of pride.
First day of Summer is 5-6 weeks away then ‘poof’ and the disappearing act. I can wait until then to tell him what I really think. :).

Don’t let the door hit ya.

Scott O

Well - when you've painted your own good self into a corner - start 'imagining' a door!
from Bobby - "rag heads, liberalism is a disease, kids are stupid, public employment is the employment of last resort ..etc etc." just off the top of my head .. You don't think such characterizations are a type of derision? If such characterizations are not divisive and hateful with causes discontent among fellow citizens... what are they.."
#1 - Rag heads - Islamists that take the good word to heart and butcher innocent folks.
Well Bobby - if upsetting these fine folk upsets you, we sure do apologise.
#2 - Liberalism is a disease - Now actually, that's leftyism.
A classic liberal is nothing of the sort.
If not a disease, then what is the problem? Their thinkers don't function, so something is adrift.
#3 - Kids are stupid. All of them? I call total BS on that one. Cite the quote.
#4 - "public employment is the employment of last resort" Yeah, I can see that statement really making sane folks rush out to shoot the next public employee.
Bobby - you really want to go down the line and check out an office full of public employees?
No one is saying all public employees are otherwise unemployable, just most of them are. How long do you think most of those paper pushers would last in an office where you could be legally fired at will?
#5 - " If such characterizations are not divisive and hateful with causes discontent among fellow citizens... what are they.."
Not hateful, dude - just the facts. And the facts have often caused 'discontent' - something you didn't claim originally.

Bill Tozer

Ok, perhaps liberalism is not a mental disorder or disease, but simply idealism gone stark raving mad.

“People like Dr. Oum, who escaped from the hell of idealism gone mad, as well as millions of others from such countries as the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and Vietnam, must surely shake their heads in disbelief when they hear their fellow Americans calling for more government control and out-and-out socialism. These new citizens understand better than most of us that Socialists promising greater security and redistribution of wealth are less interested in helping their fellow human beings than they are in power and control.

Trotsky once allegedly stated, “You may not be interested in war, but war is very much interested in you.”

Substitute socialism for war, and you get the picture.”

Scott O

re - the global warming post:
The alarmists are always telling us what 'will' happen.
Best to ignore the failures of the past - just keep the proles up at night worrying about what's coming.
The link is to an article from some outfit called MIT. I know what MIT used to stand for but this bit of lunacy has me thinking this is a much different MIT.
It turns out from the article that India has plenty of water but they don't have the infrastructure to distribute it properly nor can they manage to make it potable. And get this - 'climate change' will make it worse.
So - the article admits the Indians can't do what others have done 150 years ago but 'climate change' will make it worse!
Is there no end to the evil that climate change 'will' do? The only problem is that 10 years from now, there will be even more Indians than there are now. I guess we'll have to blame that on climate change.

Bill Tozer

Re: No Democrat with a 3-digit IQ wants to impeach Trump. Andrew McCathy:

“I don’t want the criminal-justice system to be the prism through which we conduct politics. But if you insist on evaluating the president’s conduct as a criminal-justice issue rather than a political impeachment issue, then he is entitled to the presumption of innocence. He is entitled to have the evidence discounted (indeed, it should have been concealed) unless and until he is formally charged. He is entitled to have the burden of proof imposed entirely on the government. For current and former officials who have been involved in the investigation to refrain from charging him, publicize the evidence, and then suggest he is guilty is a willful undermining of the justice process.

That is, they are doing what they accuse Trump of doing.

They are too smart not to know this. So there is only one conclusion to be drawn: This grandstanding has nothing to do with the law. The point has never been to make a prosecutable legal case against the president. Nor is it to pursue impeachment, though there will be plenty of talk about impeachment. The point is to place the tools of the criminal-justice process in the service of the Democrats’ 2020 political campaign.”

George Rebane

BillT 845pm - Is that merely politics, or has it crossed the boundary of evil institutionalized by one political party against another?

Bill Toze

-Dr. Rebane @ 9:16 pm
The Evil Train has left the station. Lines and boundaries have been blurred, crossed, and eviscerated. Police State rather than Deep State. They are in a free fall into their hell of the despicable depths of depravity, deceit, and destruction. Power mad.
-Re: No Democrat with more than a 2-digit IQ wants to impeach Trump...unless they listen to their 2-digit IQ base and have to.

“......Drag out the process into next year, when a weakened and bedraggled Trump faces the eventual Democratic nominee. That way Pelosi gets the political benefits of impeachment without the costs.

It's not working. Pelosi's rhetoric has moved in the direction of Rashida's (minus the profanity). She's gone from saying Trump isn't worth impeachment, to saying Trump is goading the Democrats into impeachment, to saying Trump is "self-impeaching," if that's even a thing. She jokes about the jail cell in the basement of Congress, her Judiciary Committee has found Barr in contempt, and she shares Jerry Nadler's hysterical opinion that the United States is in the midst of a constitutional crisis because he can't read the grand jury information of a report you can download for free. On the other side of the building, Chuck Schumer is accusing Mitch McConnell of aiding and abetting a crime that Robert Mueller could not bring himself to say actually happened.”

What changed? President Trump's preference for confrontation over consensus is part of the reason, but only a part. Congress and the president fight all the time. The reality is that impeachment talk is the only thing holding the Democrats together. Pelosi's heralded agenda is a flop. Her party is divided on health care, on immigration, on abortion. Whatever legislation she does pass is destined to meet the Grim Reaper in the Senate. The two-dozen 2020 candidates are uninspiring. There's no war to defund. And the economic headlines are dynamite.

Legal warfare against Trump obscures these weaknesses. Doesn't matter if no voter brings up Mueller outside the Beltway. Without teasing impeachment, no one would care about Democrats inside the Beltway. Two of three cable news channels are desperate for Trump scandals, real or imagined. The Democrats might as well give it to them. Or at least pretend to.”

“This is not a serious party. It has abandoned policy for litigation, and common sense for fantasies of Medicare for All, Green New Deals, abortion after birth, and slavery reparations. The Democrats assume impeachment will be Trump's Watergate. It may well turn out to be their Waterloo.”

Todd Juvinall

Looks like the trolls adiosed.

Bill Tozer

I would be quiet too with all the ragheads out there this morning. Another attack on Christians.

“The attackers opened fire on the faithful at the beginning of Mass in the village of Dablo, 90 km from Kaya," France24 radio reported early Sunday morning, adding that the group of gunman may have included as many as "twenty to thirty men."

"Towards 9:00am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church," the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told international press in a statement. "They started firing as the congregation tried to flee."

"They burned down the church, then shops and a small restaurant before going to the health centre where they searched the premises and set fire to the head nurse's vehicle," Zongo added. "The city is filled with panic. People are holed up at home. Shops and stores are closed. It's practically a ghost town."

“The BBC reports that this is the fourth such attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso in less than a month, and France 24 adds that terror attacks within the African nation have been on a dramatic rise in 2019, due in part to the growing influence of radical Islam, including "jihadist groups such as Ansarul Islam, the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM) and the Islamic State in the Great Sahara (EIGS)."

I know, it’s all Trump’s fault and/or America is Bad. Blame Trump and America first. Need more gun laws imposed on us law abiding citizens who were not involved or have ever been involved in mass shootings.That will fix everything. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Don Bessee

The jihadi revisionist history -

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) falsely claimed that Palestinians provided a “safe haven” for Jews fleeing the Holocaust, ignoring both the collaboration of Palestinian leaders with Hitler and Palestinian opposition to Jewish immigration.

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, who flagged Tlaib’s flagrant distortion of historical fact, noted that she made her comments “on a podcast called ‘Skullduggery’ in an episode titled ‘From Rashida with Love.'”

(Tlaib’s comments are at 28:11 in the podcast, offered in defense of her view that Israel should be abolished in a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.)

In the interview, Tlaib said, “There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust,” meaning that she felt a sense of moral reassurance because of “the fact” [sic] that Palestinians “to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time.”

In fact, Palestinian leaders — such as former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Muhammad Amin Al-Husseini — collaborated openly with Hitler and the Nazis.


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