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08 November 2019

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Robert Cross

In thew 'rats deserting the sinking ship' category : Rep. Pete King becomes the 18th publican lawmaker not to seek re-election. Truimpler is single handedly destroying the Republican Party as it once was. Be proud boys.

Bill Tozer

Happy Veterans Day. Happy Birthday, Marine Corps.

A Japanese admiral said “A million men could not take Tarawa in a hundred years.” It took 10,000 Marines four days .

Still on patrol. This link means a lot to me since my father was the lone survivor of a sub that never came back. He got transferred to another sub at the last minute who needed a navigator. He was the gunner on his sub that went through the nets in Toyoto harbor and fired the first shelling on mainland Japan during WW2. (Doolittle did the first bombing). The Japanese Imperial Fleet was on top of the sub and depth charged the hell out of the sub. Dad never knew if he hit the target. Emerged, fired, and dived. Sent a message to the Japanese. The navigator was killed, so they put Dad in as the navigator to make it back. Thus when another departing sub needed a navigator, he was transferred. His original sub, containing, some of his high school buddies he enlisted with, never came back after repairs where done. Judging by the gun on the sub, it was an early model WW2 sub. They put bigger guns on the newer subs later in the war.

Still on patrol.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wwii-submarine-uss-grayback-missing-75-years-discovered-coast-japan-n1079851?

To all the vets from all branches of the service, thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/pb.51560645913.-2207520000.0./10156813821450914/?type=3&theater


Todd Juvinall

Looks like the 11,000 "scientists spouting a climate change emergency reported by lamestream news was actually 11,000 random people who signed a petition online. More fakery as usual.

fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 11 November 2019 at 10:45 AM

In thew 'rats deserting the sinking ship' category : Rep. Pete King becomes the 18th publican lawmaker not to seek re-election. Truimpler is single handedly destroying the Republican Party as it once was. Be proud boys.


…..good riddance to useless neocon rubbish!

It's really more than we could have hoped for Bertie!


fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 11 November 2019 at 10:45 AM

In thew 'rats deserting the sinking ship' category : Rep. Pete King becomes the 18th publican lawmaker not to seek re-election. Truimpler is single handedly destroying the Republican Party as it once was. Be proud boys.


…..good riddance to useless neocon rubbish!

It's really more than we could have hoped for Bertie!


(Typepad sucks)

M

IMPOSTER ALERT!

I know Roberta Cross and she does not post here

goombah goombah goombah

fish

Posted by: Lavenders boy….Bun Bun the Moron | 11 November 2019 at 12:20 PM


Everyday……a new playmate ……!


Seriously dugsKKKi……do you need to make reservations to get into that soft skull of yours? The place is always packed!

Walt

A solid salute to your Dad My friend Bill.

George Rebane

ToddJ 1132am - Todd, can you get us that link. There are a number of libs here with egg on their face if that is true.

Paul Emery

Yes

RE Todd 11:32

What is the source?

Lets see the link Todd. What is the source?

Bill Tozer

The source can be found in this Sandbox as well as Watts Up With That, fyi.
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Bill Tozer
11,000 SCIENTISTS? JUST KIDDING

“Actually, there was no study, there was just a press release. And it wasn’t 11,000 scientists, it was 11,000 random people who put their names on a web page. But today’s reporters are so biased and so incompetent that when it comes to “climate change,” they will swallow anything.“

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/11000-scientists-just-kidding.php

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 08 November 2019 at 04:29 PM

George Rebane
BillT 429pm - the '11,000 scientists' was another Big Lie by the Left (aka Democrats). I wonder why none of this makes even a dent in the narrative of those commenters who continue pointing out 'Trump's lies' which are really inconsequential when compared to any of the lies - like the 'scientists' or the 'moderate Bentancourt'. The double dummy public is really impacted by such bamboozles because they neither read nor take the time thinking, and the Democrats know that. And note that no leftist here wants to address this issue.

Posted by: George Rebane | 08 November 2019 at 04:36 PM

Bill Tozer

AMY’S COMPLAINT
“Amy Klobuchar is upset. She had hoped to become the second string non-radical choice for the Democratic presidential nomination behind Joe Biden, whom she thought might fall by the wayside. Instead, Pete Buttigieg has grabbed that slot.

How did his happen? Klobuchar declines to give Buttigieg any credit or to accept any blame. Instead, she attributes Buttigieg’s success and her her failure to sexism, expressing doubt that people would take any of the female presidential candidates seriously if running with the same qualifications as Buttigieg.

This may be true, but not in the sense Klobuchar meant. Buttigieg has pulled away from lower tier candidates because (1) he’s a very smart and extremely talented politician, (2) he’s young and engaging, (3) he’s gay and (4) he is able to raise large amounts of money thanks mainly to his sexual identity.

No female candidate in the field possesses all of these characteristics. Indeed, few possess any of them, at least to the same degree as Buttigieg. Klobuchar doesn’t.

The real question is whether a female candidate with Buttigieg’s key characteristics (not just his qualifications) would be taken seriously in a presidential run this year. There’s no way of knowing. I think such a candidate would be taken seriously, but might not be running quite as well as Buttigieg “
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Kinda like Kamala Harris blaming her sinking like a rock numbers on America not ready for a person who looks like her, i.e., a female person of color. Since both Amy and Harris are running exclusively in the Dem primaries, they ones they are blaming for misogyny and racism is none other than their fellow Democrat voters. Oh my. Wonder if they will write a book entitled, “WTF Happened”. Julian Castro is blaming “four white people” (leading the polls) for his inability to get off the ground with Democrat voters. :)
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In more uplifting and positive news, My Gal Tulsi (a female person of color) has qualified for the next debate and is moving solidly into the 2nd tier. This is a direct result of Hillary Clinton accusing her of being an Russian asset, in Putin’s back pocket. Some folks will spout anything, let the local lefty readers take note.

scenes

Who in the heck is Amy Klobuchar? These are bad names for marketing reasons.

The ticket of Buttigieg and Klobuchar just doesn't fall off the tongue easily. Thank goodness that Poles and Serbs haven't run for President much, although I'd be overjoyed with the Estonian and Chinese ticket of Aak and Ng.

" Some folks will spout anything, let the local lefty readers take note. "

My working theory is that if you hate Trump, usually for some reason deep down in the id, the easiest thing to do is to accuse him of being the worst thing imaginable to you. 'Nazi' is handy if you compulsively follow polls, 'rapist' is a good one for a feminist, 'racist' if that's your prime way of sorting humanity. The more complex writers are thinking of compound words like Rapinazicist or the like.

Who knew that the Prez could be such a busy guy? God Emperors have many aspects.

I do wish that Bloomberg could purchase the nomination. The staging would be great and SNL could rerun skits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_01LySbRnY&t=1m26s

George Rebane

11,000 scientists??? Well, here's a piece that at least claims that the names they checked all turned out to be "scientists". The author claims "Bogus scientists don't seem to be a problem here (every scientist signatory we tried to verify before getting bored was, in fact, an actual scientist)." I wondered whether Mr Juvinall had come onto some more compelling evidence than what is presented in stories like this - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/what-is-the-significance-of-11000-scientists-declaring-a-climate-emergency/

Walt

Dr. Mickey Mouse signed the petition. so did Albus Dumbledore PHd.
Can Emery explain why the list of names is now "Private"?
So it's "Take our word for it.. ALL the names are legit"..

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Toddler,,,more fake news from The Toddler's fav alt-right rooskie bot sites

,,,some prankster included a few random names,,,

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/11/07/11000-climate-scientists-petition-includes-a-bunch-of-fake-names/

scenes

re: The 11,000 scientists plus assorted miscreants and hangers-on.

I found close to 50 more signers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDQ6pbOX8cA

Bummer that the petition appears to have been yanked offline.

So far as I can tell, it's main point is that there are too many people. I suppose that the straightforward solution is to quit mass importation of the Third World to the First and to carpet bomb Africa with contraceptives.

Funny how global warmingcooling is instead simply used as a mechanism to achieve political power. I guess I should never be surprised by the avarice of people, especially the ones who claim to be generous.

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Here is Ambassador Bill Taylor's testimony,,,Taylor is highly respected and was hand picked by Trumple yes man Pompeo for the job,,,

https://www.scribd.com/document/433753426/William-Taylor-testimony#from_embed

scenes

Is this the tempest in a teapot article (worthy of frontpage news no doubt).

https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806

There's even a link to the list.

If I found it, at least here's an opportunity for Paul & the Gang to actually read the thing. 0% chance that they have already.

Walt

Deal with it Jeffy, fake names for fake science.

Walt

Straw grasping there Jeffy? Opinion is not evidence.

Now weren't you "hand picked" for a job? Then got pissy when they caned your ass?
DO explain the diff, there oh butthurt one.

Walt

Everybody else seems to think they have a shot at beating Trump, another Lefty jumps the fence to get in on the game.
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/11/11/former-massachusetts-gov-deval-patrick-mulling-white-house-run/

OK Jeffy, what's stopping you? No experience necessary.
You have no issues with Baby Biden running a billion dollar corp with no clue of what he was doing.

The clown show keeps growing.

Bill Tozer

Walt @ 12:50 pm
And to you too, sir.
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Daily Quotes

It’s hard when you’re up to your armpits in alligators to remember you came here to drain the swamp.” —Ronald Reagan

Blexit: “Own your power. Your power is not to just vote Democrat for the rest of our lives. That’s not the power.” —Kanye West

Observations: “Of all the many untruths the 42nd president uttered, the biggest may be his declaration in his 1996 State of the Union address that ‘The era of big government is over.’ … The era of Big Government, far from being over, hasn’t even really begun as far as today’s Democrats are concerned. Because it will take a state bigger and more intrusive than any ever known to flush the U.S.A. down the toilet.” —Thomas McArdle

For the record: “This ends up being a policy debate and a partisan debate. It has nothing to do with legality or illegality or impeachment. It’s purely a partisan way of trying to overturn the election.” —Sen. Rand Paul

A blind squirrel finds a nut: “A mandatory buyback is essentially confiscation, which I think is unconstitutional. It means that I am going to walk in your house and take something whether you like it or not.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders

Non compos mentis: “Say Bill Gates was actually taxed $100 billion. We could end homelessness and provide safe drinking water to everyone in this country. Bill would still be a multibillionaire. Our message: The billionaire class cannot have it all when so many have so little.” —Bernie Sanders, the blind squirrel who just lost his nut

What could possibly go wrong? “I am open to suspending deportations.” —Elizabeth Warren

And last… “Congress just passed legislation to outlaw cruelty towards animals. Great! Now will Nancy Pelosi stop blocking legislation to ban post-birth abortions, which is incredibly cruel to human beings?” —Charlie Kirk

Don Bessee

Dr. R I think this is what you are looking for and from one of their sites to annoy the trolls -

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/mickey-mouse-and-other-fake-scientists-revealed-as-signatories-to-massive-climate-petition/ar-AAJZO4B

;-)

Bill Tozer

Carlos Casaba Mellon @3:03 pm

Hey, Schifflips is looking for help. He needs a long line of folks to testify about their “impressions” of the phone call to parade before the TV cameras on the live hearings. You have read the phone call transcript by now (don’t matter if you haven’t) , and you should get up on live TV from the sacred chambers of Congress and tell the world about what YOU think about the President’s foreign policy, where you disagree with the President’s policies and, of course, your impressions about Da Phone call. The longer the line of folks to parade at the hearing, the better. Make sure your drop key words such as Extortion and Bribery at critical junctions. Rinse and repeat.

And, also make sure you toss out this line: “People died from Trump withholdings military aid. People died!” Don’t need no stinkin’ proof or what people or how many. Nay, just utter it like Mika Brzezinski did on Morning Joe this morning. Just say it, that’s all that matters.

Of course, we mustn’t hear nary one word about the Whistleblower or from Adam Schifflips orn how he and his staff colluded with the Whistleblower and Deep State Department personnel ever since Trump’s phone call in July. Must not go there! And make sure nobody asks how a low level CIA analyst was placed by Brennan in the White House. That would be a Bozo No-No. Just say what you think, your impressions, and how it is a high crime. Heck, make up shit like Shifflipps does. The ends justify the means, right? Call Schifflips today! Do it. Call him...he needs YOU.

https://genesiustimes.com/schiff-schedules-the-next-5-years-of-trump-impeachment-hearings/

PS: Don’t forget to talk about Cement Shoes when called to give your impressions.

George Rebane

DonB 422pm - Well, I think that about wraps it up. Now let's wait for all the libs who cited this latest 'proof' of impending climate calamity to apologize for continuing to be true believers and/or useful idiots for this narrative.

Bill Tozer

97% of scientists agree!

Where did this 97 percent figure come from? This story has become interesting over the last few days. The most prominent form of it comes from Prof. John Cook of the University of Queensland in a paper published last year that purported to have reviewed over 11,000 climate science articles. Does anyone really believe that Cook and his eight co-authors actually read through all 11,000 articles? Actually, the abstract of the paper supports the point I made above that most papers don’t actually deal with what the Climatistas say:

We find that 66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW [Anthropogenic Global Warming], 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming. [Emphasis added.]

Pause here and note that it is odd to see that some folks apparently haven’t gotten the memo that you’re not supposed to call it “global warming”—“climate change” is the term of art now. Anyway, to continue, read this slowly and carefully:

Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming. In a second phase of this study, we invited authors to rate their own papers. Compared to abstract ratings, a smaller percentage of self-rated papers expressed no position on AGW (35.5%). Among self-rated papers expressing a position on AGW, 97.2% endorsed the consensus.

Let’s translate: Among the one-third of papers that “endorse” the “consensus,” there is near unanimity. In other words, among people who agree with the consensus, nearly all of them agree with the consensus. Again—the only mystery here is that the number isn’t 100 percent. Perhaps this would have been too embarrassing to report, like a North Korean election. For this exercise all climate scientists may as well be called named Kim Jong Il.

The plot thickens. Prof. Cook refused to share his data with anyone. Shades of the East Anglia mob and their tree ring data. But also like the East Anglia mob, someone at the University of Queensland left the data in the ether of the internet, and blogger Brandon Shollenberger came across it and starting noting its weaknesses. Then the predictable thing happened: the University of Queensland claims that the data was hacked, and sent Shollenbeger a cease-and-desist letter. That just speaks lots of confidence and transparency, doesn’t it?

The irrepressible Steve McIntyre of ClimateAudit has more, including a link to the inevitable Hitler parody video. But just remember this: 4 out of 5 claims by the Climatistas are self-serving political tommyrot.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/05/breaking-the-97-percent-climate-consensus-canard.php
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Ah, forget that link above. How about 97 Articles refuting the “97% Consensus on Global Warming.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/12/19/97-articles-refuting-the-97-consensus-on-global-warming/

fish

If it weren't for all you RACIST, SEXIST, MISOGYNISTIC PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS A SISTAH COULD BE GETTIN SUM TRACTION IN THIS HERE ELECTION!!


"Kamala Harris is now polling at just 1 percent in New Hampshire"


You all sicken me……. !



https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Kamala-Harris-is-now-polling-at-just-1-percent-14826717.php

fish

Hey…….when in Rome……..!


San Francisco’s New DA: Public Urination ‘Will Not Be Prosecuted’


The Yellow River ain't exclusively in China anymore and I know where my next pub crawl is taking place!


https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/11/san-francisco-chesa-boudin-public-urination/

Walt

Now remember Fish, eat on a BART platform, go to jail.

fish

Posted by: Walt | 11 November 2019 at 05:52 PM


That's an excellent point Walt……I'll just deposit my leavins….or "San Francisco Values" if you prefer on the platform on my way out!

It's all good!

Scott O

CC 9:08 - ",,,Consider that a question ScottIO,,,waiting for your answers,,,"
Actually sparky, I had asked you a question...
Instead of answering, you get stupid and come back with an idiot remark that makes no sense.
You're no better than Auntie Emery.
Can't any of you lefties answer questions?
And we still have not one single leftie willing to name a fav candidate.
What are you bed wetters waiting for?
Bill Gates or Warren Buffett?

Bill Tozer

Dangerous territory. I certainly would not make this bold prediction. Strike that. I would.

ELIZABETH WARREN WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT

“In 2016, I was one of a small number of pundits who predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidential election. This was not because I fully appreciated Trump’s appeal to voters; rather, because I had been saying for years that Hillary Clinton would never be president. She was an appallingly bad candidate, which her party inexplicably failed to understand.

I am now ready to say the same about Elizabeth Warren: she will never be president. She, too, is a terrible candidate, incorporating most of Hillary’s flaws and none of her modest virtues. If I had to choose between being locked in a cell for four years with Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren, I would choose Hillary. Hands down. Warren makes Hillary look warm and fuzzy.”

“Elizabeth Warren, RIP. You, like Hillary, will never be president. And to Democrats I say: nominate her. Please!”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/elizabeth-warren-will-never-be-president.php

Scott O

fish - That new spot of excrement in SF as the new DA is really a piece of work. Check out his web site.
https://www.chesaboudin.com/
Telling quote: "Chesa Boudin's parents were incarcerated when he was just fourteen months old for driving the getaway car in a robbery that tragically took the lives of three men.
Chesa's father is still in prison. Chesa knows first-hand the destructive impacts of mass incarceration – he had to go through a metal detector and steel gates just to give his parents a hug. Though he was not physically injured that tragic day, he was one of the dozens of people whose lives were devastated."
Apparently the 3 murdered humans were not killed by anyone.
And Chesa is trying portray himself as a victim of something that just happened to occur. Then there's that darn 'mass incarceration' that caused poor lil Chesa to have to go through security just so he could give his parents a hug. And the children of the murdered men? What do they have to do to get a hug from daddy? Chesa really doesn't give a shit about them. This IS all about Chesa, isn't it?
The man is sick beyond belief. His parents were willing perps in an armed robbery abetting the murder of 3 men.
Chesa should never have had any more contact with either of his parents beyond putting flowers on their graves.
SF - you have really done it this time.

fish

Posted by: Scott O | 11 November 2019 at 06:43 PM


Yeah……young "Chesa" checks all the lefty boxes…..he'll go far! And hey, doesn't San Francisco deserve to get it…..good and hard!



Boudin was born in New York City.[1] His parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were Weather Underground members.[2]

When Boudin was 14 months old, his parents were arrested for murder in their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink's robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York.[1][3] His mother was sentenced to 20 years to life[4] and his father to 75 years to life for the felony murders of two police officers and a security guard.[5] After his parents were incarcerated, Boudin was raised in Chicago by adoptive parents Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who, like his parents, were members of the Weather Underground.[6] Kathy Boudin was released under parole supervision in 2003.[3][7]

Boudin descends from a long left-wing lineage. His great-great-uncle, Louis B. Boudin,[8] was a Marxist theoretician and author of a two-volume history of the Supreme Court's influence on American government, and his grandfather Leonard Boudin was an attorney who represented controversial clients such as Fidel Castro and Paul Robeson.[9] Boudin is also related to Michael Boudin,[8] a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and I.F. Stone, an independent journalist.[8][10]

Boudin went to St Antony's College, Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship in 2003.[2] At Oxford, he earned two master's degrees, one in forced migration and the other in public policy in Latin America. He earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 2011,[11] and began work for the San Francisco Public Defender's Office as a post-doctoral fellow in 2012.[3]


Now…..if you want to read something horrifyingly hilarious…..read this take on Fay Stender…another lefty "savior" of Boudins generation!


http://www.unz.com/article/the-life-and-times-of-fay-stender-radical-attorney-for-the-black-panthers-and-disrupter-of-white-social-order/

fish

…another lefty "savior" of Boudins generation!


…mumsy and daddy Boudins generation.

Walt

Scott. You really think El Gordo is going to answer one damned question? NOT going to happen.

Don Bessee

How can you deal with a problem when you don't admit its happening? -

This category of crime was not even logged prior to 2017. Then, in 2018, there were 162 explosions and in the past two months alone the bomb squad have been called to almost 30.

Another important layer of this story is how it has been covered by Swedish media.
After last month's trio of attacks in Stockholm, public broadcaster SVT was accused of a leftist cover-up for leaving the story out of a main evening news programme.

The home affairs minister has announced increased powers to search suspects' homes and greater efforts to break the culture of silence around gang crime.

But in Sodermalm, resident Anders Herdenstam says there has to be a greater focus on integration.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50339977

;-)

Walt

Hand grenades for 25$ on the streets of Sweden?
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43667367
And the LIBS think we have a problem?
Just think if they get their way with an open border with Mexico.

Don Bessee

Do tell? -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/11/impeachment-inquiry-witness-trump-lectured-previous-ukraine-president-about-corruption-too/

;-)

Walt

Morn'n folks. Another fail for the Left. https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/11/12/recession-fears-evaporate-small-business-optimism-rises-in-october/

All the attempts to scare America into a recession just to have something to blame on Trump just didn't play out.

scenes

Not a bad interview to summarize where we are.

Kimberley Strassel: “How Trump Haters Are Breaking America” | American Thought Leaders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSMxQHqHYI0

Carlos Castaneda

,,,look out Wally,,,Misfire!!!

,,,The Pubby's favorite court,,,stacked with their partisan picks,,,fails the NRA again!!!

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/supreme-court-lets-sandy-hook-143642777.html

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Cry me a river Kleenex,,,

You want to know my favorite candidate???

,,,Pound Sand!!!

None of your Business!!!

Scott O

CC 11:18 - I'm hardly crying, fool - I'm just shaking my head at how pathetically cowardly you lefties are. Can't or won't answer any questions, can't posit any solutions, too ashamed to admit the person you thought might be a good candidate turned out to be a loser...
Still - you throw enough rocks to possibly develop into a 3rd string pitcher for a baseball team from podunk.
Have a great day!

Bill Tozer

Impeachment is not a grand jury. If we are going to impeach a President of the United States, at a minimum key witness need to be cross examined to get to the truth. Without cross examination, only one side of the story is presented and the truth is not presented.

Andrew McCarthy’s first two paragraphs:

“The most familiar metaphor about criminal investigations is, of course, that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. Like all good metaphors, there’s enough exaggeration in it to make a strong impression. It resonates, though, because it conveys the entirely accurate sense that a grand jury is a one-sided affair. We’re wired to believe there are two sides — at least — to every story. That’s why the grand jury rubs us the wrong way.

“And that’s why the impeachment show — not inquiry show — that Democrats are running should really rub us the wrong way.”

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/469880-adam-schiffs-ham-sandwich-not-an-inquiry-just-a-show

Bill Tozer

White People Can’t Dance.

Dance Legend Sean Spicer Causes Bitter Libs to Lose Faith in Democracy

https://freebeacon.com/politics/sean-spicer-dance-trump-win/

:)

Bill Tozer

Daily Quotes

Insight: “There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.” —Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)

Upright: “Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.” —Thomas Sowell

Observations: “Fascinating to watch much of media’s quick turn from mocking notion of deep state into a full throated ‘Hell yes there’s a deep state and it’s the only thing we have to protect us from the American people and who they elect.’ Points for honesty?” —Mollie Hemingway

For the record: “I don’t know what you would impeach him on. … Impeachment is like the death penalty for a public official. When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president.” —Nikki Haley

Grand delusions I: “It’s right out of ‘The Godfather’ when somebody in a position of immense power looks at somebody not in a position of immense power and says, ‘I want you to do us a favor, though…’” —Rep. Jim Himes

Grand delusions II: “The simple answer is this: The House has no option [when it comes to impeachment]. It has to enforce the Constitution. Whether or not … it turns out to work or not work, whether or not he should or shouldn’t be kicked out of office, on the face of it, there’s a prime case he’s violated the Constitution of the United States of America in asking other countries to engage in our politics.” —Joe Biden

And last… “It’s incredible to see the mental gymnastics the American left has to do to avoid acknowledging that the people of Venezuela, Bolivia & Hong Kong are fighting against the very ideology they’re attempting to manifest here.” —Allie Beth Stuckey
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Well, finally some truth out of the mouth of the dumbest person in the Senate. Finally. About time:

SEN. HIRONO: AMERICANS SHOULD ‘BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE AS THOUGH IT’S RELIGION’
‘Believe in climate change as though it’s religion and not a science’

https://news.grabien.com/story-sen-hirono-suggests-americans-should-believe-climate-change

Well, we have been saying for quite a spell that the Leftinistas’ Kool Aide is their religion and not science.

Bill Tozer

Extortion is a big word. Can you say “Extortion”? Can you say “Bribery”. Good, I knew you could. Do you know what those big words mean? It means bye-bye Latin.

New word of the day!’ Byron York mocks Democrats for ‘testing’ various words in their impeachment campaign.

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/11/12/new-word-of-the-day-byron-york-mocks-democrats-for-testing-various-words-in-their-impeachment-campaign/


Walt

That's all you got El Gordo? I ain't answer'n shit" So.. How long ago did you cut off your nuts? It must take a real big pair to admit just who you back in an election. (witnessed by the drag marks I leave.) something Proggys in general do not possess.
Now you can go back to work on those Daddy issues. My kids LOVE me.

Walt

Anyone you know Dougy?
https://www.foxnews.com/us/uc-berkeley-instructor-rural-americans-bad-people

Bill Tozer

High Fire Danger . Nevada City confirmed 60 Transient Camps on Sugar Loaf Mountain. Including, Biohazards, & Trash . County Government Help will be needed for the massive clean up, & Evictions.The Worst Yet .5

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Yes Wally,,,I taught that prof everything he knows!!!

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Kleenex is as Kleenex does,,, Guess what? I am vetting the candidates as time goes on and I can see the pluses and minuses of each of them,,,but if you actually used your own noggin instead of putting everyone else down you might realize that my choice of candidate is irrelevant. I live in California so not a swing state vote, and I don't have a say in what DNC decides to put up as The TrumpSlayer...

Walt

No,, just no balls or self worth. That's the usual noise from a coward that hides behind sock puppets. No guts to put your name to anything..
Now back to your usual gutter sniping from under a rock.

scenes

re: BillT@4:08PM

Quite a surprise.

Am I wrong, or was it a bad move for NC to buy a bunch of that land? It seems to me that private property gives you a lot more latitude in moving transients. I suppose that the easiest solution would be for Nevada City to provide 100 or so apartments with free utilities for those folks and then clean up the hill. No problem.

Seriously, it's a funny situation. So far as I can tell it's a smart move to avoid growing, and even shrink, public property in order to avoid homeless issues and their legal write to squat.

Maybe our local Team Blue can pipe up with mechanisms to avoid burning down the whole region with warming fires.

scenes

CC: "I live in California so not a swing state vote, and I don't have a say in what DNC decides to put up as The TrumpSlayer"

Heck, you can ask why even care about the guy so much. You'd be hard pressed to find a single way he has changed your daily life. All the fuss stems from reading internet articles. For all you know, it's just part of a psychology experiment.

Walt

DOXers don't like to get DOXed.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/12/rep-dan-bishop-names-alleged-impeachment-whistleblower-hes-not-voldemort/
"Eric Ciaramella is a career CIA analyst whom Real Clear Investigations suggests is the likely so-called “whistleblower” in a report last month. However, Ciaramella had been floating around as the possible “whistleblower” long before the bombshell report.

Ciaramella also has links to the infamous anti-Trump dossier and reportedly “interfaced about Ukraine with individuals who played key roles in facilitating the infamous anti-Trump dossier produced by Fusion GPS and reportedly financed by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee,” as Breitbart News reported."

Bill Tozer

Walt,
Just waiting to verify the facts when Joe Biden AND the whistleblower were on the same plane together....to Ukraine.
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Holy Smokes. Now the Washington Post sets its sights on Pretty Boy Gavin, his sister and his wife this morning! On the front page!!! Don’t know why The Compost is trashing one of their own. Timing is a bit suspicious. Maybe they don’t want Gavin to hop in the race and crowd Hillary out.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/11/11/pge-helped-fund-careers-calif-governor-his-wife-now-he-accuses-utility-corporate-greed/

For those behind the paywall, give it time. I will find a Readers Digest version in due time.
Here is a partial

https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/gavin-newsom-pge-fire-pay


Bill Tozer

Break news! New polling tells us what we already knew.

“DEMOCRATS HATE AMERICA
This won’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention, but there is a stark difference between the parties: Republicans love America, while Democrats can’t stand her. Rasmussen Reports has the numbers:

Democrats really don’t like America and think it’s time to move on from the culture that got us here.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 38% of Likely Democratic Voters believe American society is generally fair and decent. Fifty-one percent (51%) say it’s unfair and discriminatory.

By comparison, 74% of Republicans and unaffiliated voters by a 49% to 36% margin view American society as fair and decent.

That sums it up pretty well. If you hate your country, there is a party for you! You are a Democrat. If you love your country, you have only one plausible home: you are a Republican. Never has this difference been so stark. In 2020, pro-Americans will vote for President Trump and the Republican Party. Anti-Americans will vote for the Democratic nominee, whatever goofball that may prove to be, and socialism, the most disastrous system ever devised.

The difference couldn’t be more stark.“

George Rebane

BillT 615pm - Thank you for posting that updated datum Mr Tozer. A fundamental tenet of Rebane Doctrine has been that the Left and the Democratic Party have become the virulent anti-American political faction in the land. There is very little about our country and its history that they can tolerate, and there is nothing about its unique history and embracing culture that they want to communicate to our young. They want to change everything they see and witness in this country into some compliant second rate nation that no longer will be the dream destination of most of the world’s population.

Bill Tozer

Lettuce Pray: Climate Change, Neo-Paganism, and the End of the World

“However, rather than seeking to redeem humanity in the “next life,” sustainability promises to stave off the end times and save sinners in the “here and now.”

Some episodes have emphasized the climate cult’s resemblance to neo-paganism. Sumantra Maitra at The Federalist pointed to an event at Union Theological Seminary in New York City where students confessed their sins to plants. Maitra argued that this means climate activists are “pagan animists.” In other words, they believe that worshipping nature enables one to “grow as a living soul connected to the universe.”

Maitra also highlighted a gathering at the Glarus Alps where 250 Swedes hosted a funeral to mourn a melting glacier. And Martha Sheen at The Irish Times identified shades of paganism in the climate gospel’s code of how to live, which prescribes “ritualistic sacrifices” like abstaining from meat to “satisfy the gods.”

“Maitra and Sheen noted that, as opposed to Christians, Jews, and Muslims, who worship a personal creator that engages humanity from without space and time, neo-pagans worship Earth and other created things.

The emergence of pagan themes in climate activist circles is part of a trend away from Judeo-Christian-based faiths and toward religions like Wicca, which has surged in popularity among millennials, the demographic that worries most about climate change.

Wiccans aren’t the only neo-pagan sect. “Druids, Goddess worshipers, Heathens, and Shamans” count too. And although neo-pagan beliefs vary, historian Ronald Hutton of Bristol University has said that neo-pagans practice “forms of worship which regard nature as sacred.”

Some worship inanimate objects such as “trees, plants, and animals” to glorify the “soul” of each. Pre-Christian Celts, for example, worshipped the River Boyne in Ireland as Boann, the “Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Fertility, Inspiration, Knowledge, and Creativity,” to quote one feminist writer. Almost all pagans consult an astrology guru and play with tarot cards.

Neo-pagans form a small segment of Americans, but their ideas have permeated elites. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in March indulged fans who obsessed over what her time of birth and horoscope meant for the future of the republic. In response to “fervent public interest,” she allowed astrologer Arthur Lipp-Bonewits to tweet the information.

Singer and climate crisis believer Lana Del Ray described herself in 2017 as a “witch” and said she hexed President Donald Trump. She bade her Twitter followers do the same, directing them to “bind” the president on dates that “corresponded to monthly waning crescent moons.”

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/11/08/lettuce-pray-climate-change-neo-paganism-and-the-end-of-the-world/

Exit question: Is it just me, or does Greta Von Thunberg look a lot like Vladimir Putin. Big Bro is watching you.

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/11/1862/1048/greta-thunberg-mural-AP.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

Don Bessee

The govenator drove a what to get his arugula? -

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor-turned-climate activist, reportedly drives 'tank' to run errands

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-drives-tank-climate-change

;-)

Bill Tozer

More BREAKING NEWS that we already knew: Dems are making up crimes!

http://dlvr.it/RJ5wRP

Bill Tozer

It’s safe to say that the Alabama “baby Trump” balloon-popper is not sorry for his actions.

“Man Who Slashed ‘Baby Trump’ Balloon: ‘First Time’ Liberals ‘Mad About Chopping Up A Baby’”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/man-who-slashed-baby-trump-balloon-first-time-liberals-mad-about-chopping-up-a-baby?


Bill Tozer

Are you ready for Shift Show?

https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1194443480300429313/photo/1?

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Mina Chang,,,Show Trumple a fake Time cover of yourself and,,, You're Hired!!!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/11/12/she-inflated-her-resume-peddled-fake-time-cover-trump-appointed-her-state-department/%3foutputType=amp

Walt

Yet here you are doing the same damned thing... El Gordo.

Walt

The morning weather report for the AGW "true believers".
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/200-million-americans-to-experience-harsh-record-challenging-cold-this-week/622611
'Dozens of major cities saw record low temperatures across the eastern two-thirds of the United States. As a punishing wave of January-esque Arctic air brought dangerously cold conditions, some cities saw low-temperature records that hadn't plunged that low in more than 100 years.'

scenes

"James Biden isn’t a big name in the business of residential housing development, so what exactly qualifies him to work at a construction company and share in the winnings of a $1.5 billion project to build affordable homes in Iraq?"

https://nypost.com/2012/10/23/crony-capitalism-joe-bidens-brother/

You have to admit that the Biden family makes Warren's fake lineage and $429k from Harvard for not much (or Sander's wife's alleged bank fraud) look like small potatoes.

I suppose you could argue that honest people make ineffective Presidents.

Don Juan

How many of you Boyz are watching the hearings? You want to hear it for yourselves rather than filtered through Faux news and breitbart, don't you?

Walt

Well "Don",, while your watching your political porn, Sauncho is giving your wife what she's been missing.... For a LONG time.

 Don Juan

You really don't want to know the truth do you Wally.. you are happy being told what to think as long as it fits your trump is god syndrome.

Don Juan

https://youtu.be/7isd0MPqMUo

Republican sponsored ad now playing on Fox and Friends.

Carlos Castaneda

,,,Yes Mr. Juan@858,,,Republicans have changed. Now Republicans are Russia lovers...

,,,and support the Turkish goon running that place who is more aligned with Russia than America...

fish

https://youtu.be/7isd0MPqMUo

Republican sponsored ad now playing on Fox and Friends.

Posted by: Don Juan | 13 November 2019 at 08:58 AM


Carlos Castaneda

,,,Yes Mr. Juan@858,,,Republicans have changed. Now Republicans are Russia lovers...

,,,and support the Turkish goon running that place who is more aligned with Russia than America...

Posted by: Carlos Castaneda | 13 November 2019 at 09:47 AM


It is so weird watching you talk to yourself in real time! Do you use hand puppets?

Don Juan

"the whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves". Bertrand Russell

Carlos Castaneda

13 November 2019 at 10:21 AM,,,

In a sea of the blind, the one-eyed grunion is King...

fish

Posted by: Don Juan | 13 November 2019 at 10:24 AM

"the whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves". Bertrand Russell


And in keeping with the esteemed Mr. Russells aphorism it looks like the pretty, pretty face of the California Party of "fools and fanatics" Has been caught in the pocket of "Big Electric"! Almost 3/4 of a million dollars for Gavins Election War Chest….Inauguration party…..etc! $350,000 of that to Gavins wife…..the "film maker" her "charity"…..for some completely unknown reason! Oh yes….how silly of me….another chunk to his sisters breast cancer awareness charity too!

I'm sure it's fine though…..Gavin assures us that he never considers any of this when he's doing Californias business!


………grifter…..grifter……grifter……..goombah…..goombah…..goombah

George Rebane

It's good not to confuse "fools and fanatics (who) are always certain of themselves" with flaneurs (cf Taleb) who present reasoned apologetics in support of credos which remain open to revision.

Don Juan

"fools and fanatics (who) are always certain of themselves" = climate deniers who are certain it has nothing to do with fossil fuels.

George Rebane

DonJ 1127am - who in these pages are certain that fossil fuels have nothing to do with climate change? (see also 13nov19 Ruminations update)

Carlos Castaneda

,,,yes grunion,,,

"Has been caught in the pocket of "Big Electric"! Almost 3/4 of a million dollars for Gavins Election War Chest….Inauguration party…..etc! $350,000 of that to Gavins wife…..the "film maker" her "charity"…..for some completely unknown reason! Oh yes….how silly of me….another chunk to his sisters breast cancer awareness charity too!"

Same reason that all those vying for Trumple's favor stay at his hotel in DC

fish

Posted by: Carlos Asstaneda | 13 November 2019 at 11:35 AM


Then why no spittle flecked rage from you progressive good government types about Newsome?


Oh that's right…..hypocrisy! Silly me!

Bill Tozer

Oh, I listened to Kent’s opening statement (some of it) about his and his daddy’s stellar resume of public service. When Kent started comparing the Ukrainians fight for freedom with out Revolutionary War and how we had to have the help of a foreign power (Lafayette) to win our freedom from our adversary just as the Ukrainians need our military aid to win their independence from Russia, I turned it off. Why? Why did I turn it off, you may ask?

Glad you asked! Because Kent lined out our foreign policy in regards to Ukraine for the past 8 years of so. Total hogwash. Obama (and Kent under him) sent the Ukrainians blankets. The Ukrainians were begging Washington to send them military aid. Literally desperately begging the Obama Administration for armor and hardware to fight the Russians. All they got was blankets and advisors. Yeah, compare that to the Revolutionary War, ROFLMAO.

Trump sent them the military aid they requested under Ukraine’s last Presidente and that which Obama refused because 0bama (Zerobama) was afraid to upset the Russians . Oh course Trump told both Presidents he was pissed that our (and their) European allies were not helping out and the US was stuck paying the whole tab for Ukraine’s military defense against the Russians. Also, Trump told both Presidents that the corruption was a problem.

Bottomline: Multiple witnesses of experts and Deep State Department bigwigs in the closed door sessions in Shiftylipps basement admitted under oath that Trump’s policy concerning Ukraine is better than Obama’s policy and has helped reached their objectives. Mo better. Much mo better.

Revolutionary War? Body armor? No, they needed much more than blankets. They needed what Trump sent them and they need more. Things that actually kill Russian tanks and has thwarted a Russian ground encroachment since Trump first sent them Javelins. And they got more. Again, mo better.

That, my ignorant friends of the Shift Show, is why I am not going to breathlessly watch the circus and simply wait for the Senate hearings to hear both sides of the story. If those are the first and best witnesses paraded out today, then the Dems don’t have Jack Diddley. They do, however, have Diddley Squat.

Don’t think the Revolutionary War was won by the French sending the rag tag army blankets. What a crock. Spare me the tears.

Bill Tozer

Is it just me or did anyone else notice that Shiftylipps looks like a turtle that has been ripped out of his shell?
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DAILY QUOTES

Demo-gogues, part I: “Bribery … as the founders understood bribery, it was not as we understand it in law today. It was much broader. It connoted the breach of the public trust in a way where you’re offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation’s interest.” —Adam Schiff

Demo-gogues, part II: “When you consider the serious terms of whether the president has committed an impeachable offense, the fact that the scheme was discovered, the fact that the scheme was unsuccessful, doesn’t make it any less odious or any less impeachable. If the president solicited for help in the U.S. election, if the president conditioned official acts on the performance of these political favors, whether Ukraine ever had to go through with it really doesn’t matter. What matters is: Did the president attempt to commit acts that ought to result in his removal from office?” —House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff

Demo-gogues, part III: “I have to hope that my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle will keep an open mind, will do their constitutional duty, will set aside the party of the president. Because otherwise, why are they even there and what does their oath of office really mean?” —Adam Schiff

Keep dreaming: “I think about what kind of president I would have been all the time. I think about what I would have done. How, obviously, I would have been different. How I think I would have been a better, more successful president.” —Hillary Clinton

Missing the forest for the trees: “Trying to live a gusty life doesn’t mean you are always successful in doing so. And I think about the presidential campaign of 2016. I thought I was as gutsy as I could be, but I probably could have been gutsier — if I figured out a way to reveal what was happening in a more effective way.” —Hillary Clinton

Non compos mentis: “It would be disruptive to classes and two unfortunately with gun violence in the U.S., there was some concern that we would cause a panic if someone heard gunshots on grounds.” —University of Virginia President Jim Ryan on why the traditional Veterans Day 21-gun salute by members of UVA’s ROTC was canceled

Village idiots: “We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes. Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted.” —incoming San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin

And last… “No doubt we want more Americans to do better economically. But what’s the main driver of affordability? Minimum wage or prices? It’s prices. What drives down prices? Free markets. Competition. Choice.” —Rep. Dan Crenshaw
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Exit Question. If the Deep State is going run our foreign policy, why even have elected Presidents?

George Rebane

I wonder if any of the Repubs on the committee will pick up on the blankets vs tank killers aid to Ukraine.

Paul Emery

Irrelevant to the question at hand George. CAn you explain why you feel it's important?

Bill Tozer

I am bored of the lower chamber’s Impeachment Inquiry already. But, I never get tired of Adam Shiffy’s amusing charades.
Clue circus music for the lackluster and formerly “Greatest Show on Earth.” See the bearded lady, the strongest Man on Earth and death defying feats! Only one thin dime, only one tenth of a dollars. Step right up folks, hurry , hurry, hurry!

“The main problem now is that, three years after Trump’s election, these constant hair-on-fire screams sound and feel like partisan politics pretending to be apolitical. The smell of a continuing dirty trick is hard to ignore.

“Schiff, of course, comes by his current role honestly in the sense that he has been a chief proponent of anything and everything that might turn the public against the president. He insisted that Trump was guilty of collusion for two years before Mueller said otherwise and then continued to say it despite Mueller.

“Mueller found no Trump collusion with Russia, not enough evidence for obstruction: Barr
But after the special counsel’s public testimony turned out to be the dud of all duds, Russia, Russia, Russia dropped off the Earth and Schiff instantly proclaimed Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine the new crime of the century.

“In a rational world, where facts matter and credibility counts, Schiff would already be consigned to history’s dustbin alongside Sen. Joe McCarthy. Like the infamous red baiter who saw a commie behind every desk, Schiff sees evidence of “high crimes and misdemeanors” every time the president opens his mouth. It’s been that way since before Trump was inaugurated.”

https://nypost.com/2019/11/12/goodwin-trickster-adam-schiff-conjuring-guilt-out-of-thin-air/

George Rebane

PaulE 1222pm - Of course Paul. One of the main staves of the Dems' impeach platform is to prove that Trump's Ukraine policy has been against US national interest because it weakened our ally Ukraine. The facts show that to be blatantly false. Trump is the first president to provide Ukraine with real military aid with which to counter Russian aggression. Obama did nothing of the sort, and therefore did weaken our ally in the face of the Russian onslaught. In short, that's another argument of the Dems that can't join their desperate list of impeachable offenses.

Todd Juvinall

Trump's Admin has supplied aid to Ukraine for three straight years. Obama sent pillows. Schiff and his cabal on the committee were trying to make hay that Trump was placing Ukraine at risk by the 55-day delay in one year's taxpayer largesse to them. Paul Emery must have missed the testimony today. The Rs won it hands down by exposing the democrats crooked impeachment. Hell Schiff said on live TV he never met or talked to the WB/spy! More lies. But Paul Emery thinks Schiff is AOK.

Paul Emery

So George you contend there was no quid pro quo in this situation? In your view if there was would that be an impeachable offense?

Bill Tozer

Well, it looks like not all of them evil Republican are going to roll on their backs like a dog and have the Lefties rub their tummies. (Thanks Walt for that one.) Not breaking news, not today’s news, just buried news.

https://www.oann.com/blue-state-of-new-jersey-had-a-red-wave-in-early-voting/

George Rebane

PaulE 200pm - You've done it again. You explain nothing, illuminate nothing, provide no new perspective, share no belief, ..., but are expert at changing direction and asking another disconnected question which would perhaps deliver the sought after gotcha. How would you answer those questions?

Todd Juvinall

Every country that wants our taxpayer money agrees to a "quid pro quo". But there was none in this case.

Todd Juvinall

Are we adding the latest democrats and how do we do that?

Paul Emery

Nah George

Not looking for a gotcha just interested in your core beliefs in this matter. Personally I believe if Trump was trying to hold up funding for Ukraine defense for his own personal gain-in this case dirt on Biden-he would be unfit for office amd should be impeached.

Just a reminder that it was the Republicans who impeached Clinton for far less an offense.

Carlos Castaneda

Posted by: fish | 13 November 2019 at 11:41 AM

,,,still Governor, grunion...still Governor

Gregory

Personally, I think Paul is off his rocker; another interpretation is that Trump asked for an investigation into corruption in Ukraine as a precursor to military air because, on the face of it, the Bidens stink of corrupt intent.

Quid pro Joe.

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