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01 January 2020

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George Rebane

Well, I'll start it out with Myron Magnet's 'Hate Crime is only a step away from Thoughtcrime'.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-crime-is-only-a-step-away-from-thoughtcrime-11577905525

There Mr Magnet argues "Punishing people, even criminals, for ideas is inimical to the American tradition of free speech. ... Properly, the law should ask only two questions about your state of mind. First, do you have the faculty of reason that allows you to distinguish right from wrong? Second, did you intend to do the crime you committed? Beyond that, as James Madison repeatedly insisted, you have freedom of conscience. You can believe whatever you want, however politically incorrect—especially since today’s political correctness may be deemed tyranny in retrospect. In a far-flung republic composed of various subgroups, multiple viewpoints and interests are bound to proliferate. Under such circumstances, toleration is required."

Have not our leftwing commenters been the promoters of that last step for all these years?

Bill Tozer

“Have not our leftwing commenters been the promoters of that last step for all these years?”

Oh course they have. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward man. Live and let live and do your own thing. And Happy New Year to all the Rebanites, near and far. They just come over here to bring us some Tiny Tim pudding. They are most kind. I have misinterpreted their intentions. Mea Culpa. Tolerance is the word I think of when I hear “our leftwing commenters.”
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Revealing the Real Cause of Deep State Corruption

“How could this strategy be something concocted by liberal Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe? How could other purportedly respected liberal law professors such as Noah Feldman and Pamela Karlan support the transparently absurd impeachment theories of the House Democrats?

Could it be that the explanation for this is also something of an answer to the question of why so many Democrat officials of blue state cities are emboldened to defy our immigration restrictions, or why blue state officials believe they can ignore the federal government’s laws on cannabis, or even the Constitution’s Second Amendment protection of the right to bear arms?

Is there a parallel between Pelosi’s flaunting of the Constitution and its structure and President Barack Obama’s decision that he could implement DACA without the benefit of federal legislation?

What is it that has made the federal Constitution so plastic, that has empowered so many Democrats – many of them educated at our finest law schools – to believe that the clear constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and the limitations on the federal government could be ignored?”...

“Once one abandons the original understanding as a means of advancing the rule of law, however, the way is opened for any Supreme Court justice, bureaucrat, or legislator convinced that he has access to a higher truth than the Constitution’s Framers or the sovereign people who ratified their work, to ignore the strictures of our fundamental law and to promote arbitrarily whatever policies are ideologically or personally more pleasing.

That arbitrary behavior, however, is what leads to corruption, an abandonment of the rule of law, the ending of popular sovereignty, and ultimately to tyranny. This country is threatened by a loss of its constitutional system, and of the morality that the Framers believed must undergird it. The threat does not come, however, from the occupant of the White House, but from those who would seek to expel him.”

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/revealing-real-cause-deep-state-corruption

George Rebane

Thanks to GregG for the heads up on the comment stream that follows Mr George Boardman's latest column here -
https://www.theunion.com/opinion/columns/george-boardman-no-lack-of-candidates-for-the-you-cant-make-this-stuff-up-awards/

As usual, it's most revealing about our local Left's disdain for everything that goes on here. The disdain is painted with a broad brush - for example, our critics loudly claim that we all speak with but a single reprehensible voice, where anything but that is true. I'll use myself as an example - they are not able to distinguish between my contributions on RR (a "cesspool") and those of other commenters.

And yet they gather here daily in increasing numbers to participate in a battle of wits, for which almost all of them arrive unarmed. Well not quite, their main (only?) weapon is the strong assertion that accusation is equivalent to evidence, which gains credibility with the number of accusers.

Don Bessee

Some giggles to start the new year -

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/31/delingpole-a-few-things-we-could-happily-live-without-in-2020/

;-)

Don Bessee

Some more giggles courtesy LALA land -

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/01/25-of-the-wildest-celebrity-quotes-of-2019/

;-)

Bill Tozer

I don’t mind the broad brush if they do it in the name of tolerance.

Media Continues With Awful Hot Takes About the 'Terrifying' Armed Churchgoers in Texas Shooting

“ In other words, he’s [Jack Wilson] exactly the kind of man you want around with a firearm. But we know nothing about the at least six other parishioners who also appeared to draw their handguns at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas.

And that's terrifying.

That's pure fear-mongering. A little journalistic effort would yield some information about the other churchgoers, but what major newspaper has time for that anymore?

For the purpose of pedaling pure propaganda, it's much easier for the MSM to remain ignorant and almost outright say that one of the other churchgoers might be a danger with a weapon.

Anti-gun propaganda is, of course, rooted in ignorance. Gun-haters don't know anything about firearms or gun owners. Lacking any reality-based (I'm hyphenating a lot today, aren't I?) points of reference, it's easy for them to confuse the random psycho shooters with the rest of us.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/media-continues-with-awful-hot-takes-about-armed-churchgoers-in-texas-shooting/?
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Opps, forgot the corresponding link from earlier.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2782100975161423&set=a.444475062257371&type=3&theater

Bill Tozer

I submit herewith my "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" statement for my merit raise at UCLAW

“As regular readers know, I'm up for a merit raise at UCLAW this year and am now required to submit a statement of how I contribute to the University's goals in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I have just emailed the statement to the administration. It reads as follows:”

https://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/2019/12/i-submit-herewith-my-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-statement-for-my-merit-raise-at-uclaw.html

Ah, looking out from the little guy. Gives me warm fuzzies all over.

jon

George: "I'll use myself as an example - they are not able to distinguish between my contributions on RR (a "cesspool") and those of other commenters."

What tripe. Tozer drones on with cut and pastes to anchor his diatribe. Todd can't spell four words in a row correctly. Walt has the word gun in most of his rants. Bessee preaches. fish marks up his text in astoundingly dumb ways. George is invariably condescending and uses 8-12 syllable words when 2 syllables are just fine. Want me to go on?

fish

Posted by: jon | 01 January 2020 at 05:08 PM

.......fish marks up his text in astoundingly dumb ways.


:-(

Bill Tozer

Please jon, go on. Purdy pleaze w/ cherries on top. Let’s get it all out in the open and clear the air.

https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10156916334915914/?type=3&theater

Bill Tozer

@ 5:21 pm. You ok, fish? Deep cuts take longer to heal. Boy, that must have really hurt. :). Here, have some comfort food and put it all in perspective.

Goodbye 2019! Watch the Top 10 Worst Liberal TV Scenes of the Year

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/01/top-10-worst-liberal-scenes-2019

Todd Juvinall

Jonnie I can two spel mure then for wurds in a row.

Don Bessee

I cant wait to hear the story behind this, especially as long as its been going. Perhaps the recent PI filing was indeed a bombshell. -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-arkansas-paternity-case-judge-abruptly-recuses-himself

;-)

Walt

WOW!! Everyone is getting in on the action of feeding "jon" with a slingshot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJPGvx5UuRQ

George Rebane

jon 508pm - sounds like you just agreed that you have nothing to contribute to these conversations - they are all below you. So be it.

robert Cross

In the "birds of a feather" dept.: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he would seek immunity from corruption charges, likely delaying any trial until after March elections, when he hopes to have a majority coalition that will shield him from prosecution. Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust.

from the BBC --I report you decide..no name calling involved, unless of course as retaliation in kind.

George Rebane

robertC 657pm - I'm not sure what exactly Netanyahu is charged with to make him "birds of a feather" with (I presume) Trump. Thoughts on that?

Don Bessee

Would you lookie there they were supposed to be released yesterday -

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/01/the-biden-papers-former-vice-president-keeps-senate-documents-secret-hidden-from-public/

;-)

Robert Cross

George 7:10: Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. Let's break that down.

1) accepting bribes: The issues surrounding Trump and the emoluments clause could be and has been, by people professing to be 'legal experts,' interpreted as accepting bribes.
2) fraud: Trump University and the Trump foundation were both found guilty of fraud and Trump was fined.
3) breach of trust: abuse of power is a breach of trust, this is what the entire episode of impeachment is all about.

The difference is that Trump has yet to be indicted for emoluments violations. Otherwise the charges against both men are very similar and they are political buddies and supporters. That is the basis on which I see Trump and Netanyahu as birds of a feather.

Don Bessee

Talk about making it up as you go along legal beagle @812. LOL

;-)

Bill Tozer

Now Don, don’t get to preachy..especially when they are reading you the sermon. :)
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I am confused. One say to remember Trump has no friends, followed by another that says Trump and Putin are best buddies. Then another comes along and calls little Rocketman Trump’s good buddy. And now the Israeli Prime Minister. But I thought Trump as no friends.
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Bottomline: If this is the first day of the new year (it is), all I can say is this is going to be one heck of a year. I fear our leftwing commentators will not make it until November. Got some serious doubts they will make it past summer, judging how they have been behaving the last couple of days. One can feel it. I bet they start rioting and busting things up well before Trump’s Re-election Victory Rally in Toledo. Well before. They are a powder keg and ready to blow.

Wonder what Day 2 of 2020 will bring.

Walt

Bobby Emery.Now don't forget your boy "O" used OUR tax dollars to screw with Israeli elections. So anti Netanyahu subversives use your Proggy playbook to do the same thing they did to Trump.
Thanks for showing us your a Palestinian sympathizer.

Bill Tozer

Walt

You forgot to mention guns. Did you know that Colt is bringing back the 357 Python revolver. Not a bad gun with no banana clip magazine thingies attached.

I thought they had Trump nailed to the wall on election violation thingies.

Walt

Evening Brother Bill. Yes! it is a fine wheel gun.
Ca. will have a hard time finding a way to ban that.

But Praise the Lord and my pre-ban .357 Desert Eagle. Over 10,000 rounds through it and still tight as a Jewish banker.

L

Toes @10:01 Hilarious! I think the proggies come here for the education they thought they had upon graduation. Why else would they be hanging around here in such numbers?

L

Walt @10:31 Yikes!

fish

Finally....another Obama era jobs program being scaled back!

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nsc-obama-holdovers-finally-booted-after-three-years-non-stop-leaks

Bill Tozer

2019 was another tough year for those experts.

Example 1: The Secret Pentagon Climate Change Report
Example 2: Expert Economists Predict Disaster Under President Trump
Example 3: “Expert” EPA Staff Shot Down In Attempt To Banish Coal

“Anyway, I plan to continue in 2020 paying no attention whatsoever to the predictions of the so-called “experts,” most particularly on issues relating to the climate and the economy. Other, of course, than making fun of them from time to time. Happy New Year!”

https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2019-12-31-2019-was-another-one-of-those-years-for-the-experts

Bill Tozer

“Literally the first word that WaPo prints in 2020 is a lie. Spectacular.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/protest-this.php

Walt

L. I bought it new back in 1985. It's never been sent in for repairs, or refurbishment. Most well shot firearms start to loosen up from wear at some point.
It's only drawback, is that it needs wheels.

Waldo’sNemesis

,,,Bill,,,ok, Boomer!

Waldo’sNemesis

,,, In a long-forgotten era — say, four years ago — such a question would have elicited a very different answer. Though there was disagreement over specific issues, most Republicans would have said the party stood for some basic principles: fiscal sanity, free trade, strong on Russia, and that character and personal responsibility count. Today it’s not that the Republican Party has forgotten these issues and values; instead, it actively opposes all of them.
Republicans are now officially the character doesn’t count party, the personal responsibility just proves you have failed to blame the other guy party, the deficit doesn’t matter party, the Russia is our ally party, and the I’m-right-and-you-are-human-scum party. Yes, it’s President Trump’s party now, but it stands only for what he has just tweeted.
A party without a governing theory, a higher purpose or a clear moral direction is nothing more than a cartel, a syndicate that exists only to advance itself. There is no organized, coherent purpose other than the acquisition and maintenance of power...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wake-up-republicans-your-party-stands-for-all-the-wrong-things-now/2019/12/31/c8347b32-2be8-11ea-9b60-817cc18cf173_story.html

Walt

All you have is a cut and paste Dougy? Sad......

George Rebane

It turns out that 'jon' and 'Himmel' are the same sackhead. As a result of the thread concluding with my 639pm, I blocked jon, which also served to block Himmel. Their contributions on issues have been nil, and all they do here is engage in mudball fights. Subsequently, these comments showed up in the spam file this morning.

"jon said: George- You made a blatantly false claim and I called you on it. Got a problem with that? Of course you do. No room for disobedience here."

"Hans Himmler said: George- You made a blatantly false claim and jon called you on it. Got a problem with that? Of course you do. No room for disobedience here."

As we can tell, this sackhead confirms with his "no room for disobedience here" that he is a liar. RR has always accepted questioning of its "claims", even dubiously substantiated ones. My ideas are always open to challenge, but why would I field a blog for people whose only 'talent' is flinging ad hominems at me? Most leftwingers have picked up on this. No doubt this bad person is now busy getting himself a new sack with eyeholes.

Bill Tozer

What tripe. Waldo drones on with cut and pastes to anchor his diatribe.

Rant on, Waldo’s World, rant on.

You know, I felt sorry for Dr. Rebane yesterday. Here he is trying to soar with the eagles and he is stuck flying with us turkeys. He is a better man than I, fo sure.

Walt

Sooner than later "jon" will show up with a new athletes foot cozy to smell up the place.
He just needs to swipe the child's computer for a clean I.P. address.

Walt

GOOD MORNING!!
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc73322626/executive
M 3.9 - 9km NE of Morgan Hill, CA

Gregory

Confidential to Jeffie... no, Mudd doesn't have Bonehead English, that's a UC/CSU class. Mudd also doesn't have Engineering Calculus, just Calculus (of one variable) taken by budding mathematicians, physicists, chemists *and* engineers sitting in the same classroom, but then, it's the same at UC Berkeley.

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,ok Boomer Bill,,,

I posted the above opinion piece because I have been making many of those same points since Trump was elected.

You are just pissed because I called you on your 2nd amendment propaganda posts last year ;)

Walt

Dougy. It ain't called the Washington COMPOST for nothing.
You are what you eat.(and read apparently)

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,Ad Hominem Waldo,,,all you can do is talk trash

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,Here is another one to chew on Waldo,,,

"With unemployment at a 50-year low and the stock market near record highs, President Trump should be a shoo-in for reelection. He’s not.
In fact, Trump could very plausibly lose in November. Perhaps by a wide margin."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-trump-will-lose-in-2020-133414780.html?fr=yset_chr_syc_hp

Don Bessee

Bloomberg spent $155 million on ads and did not see the return they were hoping for in support heck they didn't even like the ads. Brokered convention anyone? Bye bye Castro -

Political Polls
@Politics_Polls
· Dec 17, 2019

Several weeks ago, Michael Bloomberg launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. Have you seen any of Michael Bloomberg’s ads?
Yes 58%
No 40%@Suffolk_U/@USATODAY 12/10-14
https://www.
suffolk.edu/-/media/suffol
k/documents/academics/research-at-suffolk/suprc/polls/national/2019/12_17_2019_marginals_pdftxt.pdf

Political Polls
@Politics_Polls

In your opinion, how convincing were the ads that you saw?
Very convincing 7%
Somewhat convincing 28%
Not very convincing 21%
Not at all convincing 38%@Suffolk_U/@USATODAY 12/10-14
https://www.
suffolk.edu/-/media/suffol
k/documents/academics/research-at-suffolk/suprc/polls/national/2019/12_17_2019_marginals_pdftxt.pdf

;-)

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,Bessee is digging deep,,,

But Michael Bloomberg is not the official Demo candidate running against Trump...

And he won't miss $155 Million...;)

fish

Posted by: Waldo'sNemesis | 02 January 2020 at 11:07 AM

Mmmmm.......the stench of desperation.

Bill Tozer

Re : Why Trump will lose in 2020. Can’t argue with that, no siree. All I have is unreliable anecdotal tidbits worthless on their face, not scientific evidence or deep data mining that the experts relied on in 2016. Heck, Hillary relied solely on data and Trump never bothered to hire a pollster for the first seven months of his campaign. Animalistic instincts. Gut feeling. Just a hunch is all I got.

One man’s opinion.

VDH: Why Trump will win again in 2020

“It is easy to say that 2020 seems to be replaying 2016, complete with the identical insularity of progressives, as if what should never have happened then certainly cannot now. But this time around there is an even greater sense of anger and need for retribution especially among the most unlikely Trump supporters. It reflects a fed-up payback for three years of nonstop efforts to overthrow an elected president, anger at anti-Trump hysteria and weariness at being lectured. A year is a proverbial long time. The economy could tank. The president might find himself trading missiles with Iran. At 73, a sleep-deprived, hamburger-munching Trump might discover his legendary stamina finally giving out. Still, there is a growing wrath in the country, either ignored, suppressed or undetected by the partisan media. It is a desire for a reckoning with ‘them’. For lots of quiet, ordinary people, 2020 is shaping up as the get-even election — in ways that transcend even Trump himself.”

https://spectator.us/trump-win-again-2020-victor-davis-hanson/
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Bonus!

“But Michael Bloomberg is not the official Demo candidate running against Trump...”

And neither is Joe Biden.
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Next up: The ever shrinking number of Never Trumpsters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPO43kCh3_c


Don Bessee

WINNING! -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign said Thursday that it raised $46 million in the last quarter of 2019 and had $102.7 million on hand as the election year begins.

The sum far exceeds what Democratic candidates, who are embroiled in a hotly contested primary, have reported so far for the final three months of 2019. In addition, tens of millions of dollars are expected to have been raised by the Republican National Committee and other affiliated groups, which will report their finances later this month.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-campaign-says-it-raised-46-million-in-4th-14944642.php

;-)

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,I get it Bessee,,, but it is only money

Trump already has wasted more of the public's time and money than anyone on the planet with his never ending '''Rallys''' and Twitter dumps

He is a Billionaire so he does not need the money...

But like the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh whose cult followers adored him so much they bought hime 93 Rolls Royces...Trump's cult like following is happy to give their Dear Leader millions...

https://maps.roadtrippers.com/stories/the-nitrous-huffing-cult-leader-and-his-93-rolls-royces

scenes

re: BillT@11:47AM

It sounds like everyone is just either madder at Trump, or madder at Trump-haters. I wonder how many votes switch? People who thought from Day One that Trump was a Nazi, racist, crooked, sadistic, misogynous, gay-hatin', rebel flag waving white supremacist (or whatever Tourette's sequence of the day they got cookin') might as well just have mailed in the 2020 votes in 2016.

Everybody is pretty good at selling soap so I guess it remains to be seen whether open-borders and crazy-crossdressers-reading-to-kids is strong enough to carry the day. Team Blue sure ain't gonna win on the economy, war starting, or who has the purtiest First Lady (although Michelle had *such* beautiful arms).

Maybe global warmingcooling can get some traction, seeing as how the world should end by 2015. Given the lessening greenhouse output from the US, plus the somewhat small fraction of global greenhouse that actually comes from the US, it's hard to see how, but facts shouldn't get in the way. Population control in China and India and Africa would be a good start but racist no doubt.

fish

Posted by: Waldo'sNemesis | 02 January 2020 at 11:07 AM


Yahoo........smells like desperation on someone’s part.

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,Sorry Oosik,,,not desperate,,,but Bessee does look like he is trying too hard to be a good Trumper...

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,here come the Lies,,,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/02/dishonestly-edited-video-joe-biden-signals-whats-coming/?utm_campaign=post_most&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Robert Cross

" President Donald Trump's campaign said Thursday that it raised $46 million in the last quarter of 2019 -- The sum far exceeds what Democratic candidates...have reported." Yes, more than any single individual Democratic candidate. Yahoo!

So what? There is only one republican candidate being allowed as some states won't even have primaries. This will let the trump campaign ignore spending at the primary level while the Dem's have to fight it out. You've got to love how the pubbers game the system. Sanders, Buttigieg, and Yang totaled over $75 million in the last quarter and that does not include Warren or any of the others. The opposition is raising way more money than Trumpler so don't crow too loud.

fish

Posted by: Waldo'sNemesis | 02 January 2020 at 12:30 PM


Relax dugsKKKi I’m sure Gaffemaster Joe is a shoe in!

Don Bessee

The cross one seems to ignore his own post about the reality that the socialist dem clown car occupants are burning through cash and the prez is banking it for the general. LOL What's a brother gatta do to get decent trolls??

;-)

George Rebane

re RobertC 1242pm - It looks like our leftist forgot to mention the opposite situation in 2016 - again their mindset is that it all has occurred for the first time under Trump. A broadened set of input sources usually helps for those not mentally calcified.

Don Bessee

BAM! Triple records for stocks to open the year.

;-)

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,George,,,your 1258 should have been directed at Bessee...Robert was making the same point to Bessee...

Bill Tozer

Trump spent about half of what Clinton did on his way to the presidency

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/09/trump-spent-about-half-of-what-clinton-did-on-his-way-to-the-presidency.html
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It’s not how long you make it, it’s how you make it long.....

“Here’s How Much Less Than Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Spent On the Election”

“Over the course of the primary and general elections, the Trump campaign raised about $340 million. That included $66 million that the billionaire businessman contributed from his own pocket. The Clinton campaign, which maintained a longer and more concerted fundraising focus, brought in about $581 million.”

“Clinton’s campaign placed a far greater emphasis than Trump on television advertising, a more traditional way of reaching swaths of voters. She spent $72 million on TV ads and about $16 million on internet ads in the final weeks.

The former secretary of state also spent more than $12 million on travel—about double what Trump spent. Clinton, who not only had a money advantage over Trump but a staffing edge, spent more than $4 million on a nearly 900-strong payroll.

Still, Clinton’s top campaign aides have acknowledged in postelection appearances that it didn’t always spend money in the right places.”

https://fortune.com/2016/12/09/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-campaign-spending/


scenes

GeorgeR: "It looks like our leftist forgot to mention the opposite situation in 2016 "

Just imagine the hard-fought Democratic primary in 2012.

Check out the full list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Democratic_Party_presidential_primaries

John Wolfe Jr. appears to be the main opposition.

I expect that the main competition in the (D) party that year involved a trip to "Man's Country" with a bit of obeisance to the King. A bit undignified, but nothing new. No doubt it was as good for the job seekers as it was for him.

RobertC: "You've got to love how the pubbers game the system."

'Pubbers'. That sounds familiar, and practically unknown outside of these pages, aside from meaning a person who goes to bars of course. A quick googling:

Robert Cross, Todd Swallows, Jon Smith, Jon Dozer, "M", and about 200 Paul Emery's back to 2012.

Could it be?? Nah.

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 1:25 pm

It is also worth noting that Hillary beat Obama in 2008 in the Dem popular vote after the Puerto Rico tally came in. In fact, she was going quite well in the closing days of the 2008 primary.

In fact in fact Bernie beat Hillary in several states which Hillary garnered more deluges than Bernie despite whooping her. Odd.

In fact in fact in fact Hillary won the popular vote in every race she entered, losing 2 out of 3.

“You've got to love how the pubbers game the system."

scenes

BillT: "Still, Clinton’s top campaign aides have acknowledged in postelection appearances that it didn’t always spend money in the right places.”

Heck, who does?

When you've got nearly all newspapers, TV talking heads, tech company executives, career civil service, schools, the current President in your pocket, you don't even need money.

Usually.

He is Donald, a man of great craft, son of Frederick.
He was born in rugged Queens, and excels in all manner of stratagems and subtle cunning.

Bill Tozer

Daily Quotes....

Insight: “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.” —Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

For the record: “[Joe Biden] was a politician in D.C. for 44 years. But if elected, he’s gonna change Washington…” —Robert J. O'Neill, former SEAL who killed Osama

Observations: “A decade ago, proponents of gay marriage asked the question, ‘How does a gay marriage affect you?’ Well now we know — they will try to shut down Christian businesses, schools, and non-profits for not going along with it.” —Erick Erickson

At least he’s honest: “The genesis of impeachment, to be very candid with you, was when the president was running for office.” —Rep. Al Green

Dezinformatsiya: “Why do people support Trump? It’s because people have been trained from childhood to believe in fairy tales. … The more fairy tales and lies he tells the better they feel. … Show me a person who believes in Noah’s ark and I will show you a Trump voter.” —NBC’s Chuck Todd

Alpha jackass: “I was sure that Trump was gonna get elected the day he announced, and I said it’s gonna be like Hitler and the Mexicans are the new Jews. And sure enough, that’s what he delivered.” —singer Linda Ronstadt

The BIG Lie: “What we’re living in right now is not an advanced society. It is fascism, what we have. What we’re evolving into as well.” —Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Non compos mentis: “Abortion rights shouldn’t matter to men because women are our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends. They should matter to men — to everyone — because women are people.” —Sen. Cory Booker

And last… “We have become so rich as a nation that even most poor families can buy dolls and baseball bats and $100 Nike basketball shoes for their kids, as well as cellphones that have more computing power than every computer used to put a man on the moon. It is nonsense to say the poor and the middle class are worse off than they were 20 or 30 or 50 years ago.” —Stephen Moore

George Rebane

WaldoN 128pm - Not sure I understand the sameness of the points. Please make the Bessee/Cross comparisons.

Bill Tozer

New Census Data Suggests Previous Report Wrong, Republican States Gaining Seats In Congress

https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-census-data-suggests-previous-report-wrong-republican-states-gaining-seats-in-congress
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CBS News Reporter Highlights Major Trump Accomplishment As Most Underreported Story

https://www.dailywire.com/news/cbs-news-reporter-highlights-major-trump-accomplishment-as-most-underreported-story
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Trump beats own record for fewest new regulations issued in a year
White House says president is tossing out eight regulations for every new one issued

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/31/donald-trump-beats-own-record-fewest-new-regulatio/
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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump For Not Taking A More 'Hands-Off' Approach To Embassy Attack

https://babylonbee.com/news/hillary-clinton-slams-trump-for-not-taking-a-more-hands-off-approach-to-embassy-attack

Bill Tozer

1) As much as I appreciate Margot Cleveland’s unassailable research and journalism, you can put her latest under the category of ‘When Hell Freezes Over.”

*A New Year’s Resolution For The Left And Never Trump: Apologize To Devin Nunes

“Rep. Devin Nunes succeeded in exposing numerous problems with FISA applications, later confirmed by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. For this, he was slimed.”....

“Maybe it’s the right that needs to commit to better habits for the New Year. Stop reading their drivel? Stop hoping they’ll recognize their complete abandonment of journalistic integrity? Or stop boasting, “I told you so.”

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/02/a-new-years-resolution-for-the-left-and-never-trump-apologize-to-devin-nunes/
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2) Oh Margot, picky picky. They don’t care and they will never say “I’m sorry”. Never.

*Exclusive: The Inspector General Missed Yet Another Lie From The FBI

“Much has been missed, including one significant misrepresentation contained in all four of the Carter Page FISA applications—an inaccuracy even the IG’s team overlooked”

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/02/exclusive-the-inspector-general-missed-yet-another-lie-from-the-fbi/


Waldo'sNemesis

,,,George at 155pm,,, You were not clear in referencing what your beef was with Robert Cross's 1242pm post. If you are comparing campaign fundraising figures now with those in 2016 it is not the same thing...

Hillary had challengers and Trump had challengers in 2016...

If you meant 2012 it would be more comparable...

Here we have Bessee's financial report...

President Donald Trump's campaign said Thursday that it raised $46 million in the last quarter of 2019 and had $102.7 million on hand as the election year begins. The sum far exceeds what Democratic candidates...

Here we have R Cross's Bessee response...

Sanders, Buttigieg, and Yang totaled over $75 million in the last quarter...

Here we have George's R Cross retort...

It looks like our leftist forgot to mention the opposite situation in 2016


In 2012 the incumbent President didn't have to compete with Demos for fundraising bucks and in 2020 Trump doesn't have to compete for money with other Conservos.

Maybe you should explain what the situation was in 2016 and why the roles are reversed now...

---Bonus for Bessee---

Bessee was also crowing about Trump having $100 Million on hand at the first of the year...but he was just reporting that Bloomberg spent $150 Million recently...

So Bessee,,,not sure the *****WINNING****** headline applies!!!

Fred Wells

It makes complete sense if they also believe everything Trump spews. Complete lock step regardless of facts. Morons till the end.

fish

Posted by: Waldo'sNemesis | 02 January 2020 at 03:07 PM


So why the whining dugsKKKi.......if Trump wins you will have a white billionaire New Yorker with ethical issues and #metoo problems in the Oval Office! If Bloomberg wins you will have a white billionaire New Yorker with ethical issues and #metoo problems in the Oval Office!

Sounds like a win win to me!!

Don Bessee

Funny the troll @307 thinks he has any editorial input to what and how I post. Did you hear the internet is changing the way we communicate?

;-)

Don Bessee

OH NO don't treat me like a regular person! -

The transcripts specifically raised the possibility that McCabe, now a paid CNN commentator, could face a false statements charge similar to the one leveled against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The account of McCabe's remarks was released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general (IG) because of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, D.C.

The IG concluded in 2018 that McCabe "lacked candor" when speaking to then-FBI Director James Comey and DOJ Oversight and Review (O&R) internal investigators about the leak to the Journal on May 9, 2017. In the transcripts, released Thursday, an unidentified O&R investigator asserted that McCabe had claimed "he did not grant anyone permission to divulge the information to the media" and that he "personally hadn't shared the information" or "granted anyone else permission to."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mccabe-apologized-misleading-investigators-leak-transcripts

;-)

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,L'il Oosik,,,not whining,,,Boomersplainin'

Yours is the shallowest candidate comparison so far...

Winning!

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,Bozo Bessee,,,big man on campus now are we???

scenes

fish: "if Trump wins you will have a white billionaire New Yorker with ethical issues and #metoo problems in the Oval Office! If Bloomberg wins you will have a white billionaire New Yorker with ethical issues and #metoo problems in the Oval Office!"

In short, a kind of Trump Mini-Me.

I like these (D) primaries. Sanders, Warren, Biden, Bloomberg, might as well be from different planets much less fighting over a nomination.

It just shows the strength of Emerianism (tm) in the Blue Mob. We're seeing the ongoing development of a political theory defined as Orange Man Bad. It's like a religion based purely on the existence of Satan.

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,scenes,,,I reckon you have the mini me analogy backwards...leat as far as money, intelligence, and experience goes...

scenes

The next stage in Orange Man Bad.

https://npcdaily.com/4388/oxford-physicists-seek-to-remove-orange-from-the-visible-light-spectrum/

fish

Posted by: Waldo'sNemesis | 02 January 2020 at 03:55 PM


.....Yours is the shallowest candidate comparison so far...


:-( .......fish haz sad.

Robert Cross

fishwich 3:23 --I agree whole heartedly except for the "Sounds like a win win to me!!" sounds like a lose/lose for the planet.

12:58. George: " for those not mentally calcified" -- ad hominem George, naughty naughty you dirty Nazi

Todd Juvinall

Robert Cross | 02 January 2020 at 05:48 PM
It appears you are the NAZI BoobieC. GeorgeR escaped them. You need some history lessons bub.

George Rebane

WaldoN 307pm - what’s not “clear” about asking someone to clarify their statement? Is that a new aspect of liberal logic?

RobertC 548pm - You seem to be dense beyond description. Reference to mental calcification is nowhere the same as your ad hominem calling me a Nazi, the definition of which you have yet to master. For all of your demonstrated prowess in these comment streams, have you ever considered that RR should be a ‘Read Only’ website for you?

Don Bessee

Those mutha mullahs just lost their terrorist in chief and head of all the proxy dogs that work for the mutha mullahs -

At least three rockets were fired at Baghdad International Airport Friday killing at least seven people, including Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, according to multiple reports early Friday.

Soleimani is the military mastermind whom Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had deemed equally as dangerous as Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a strike by U.S.-led forces in October.

Soleimani was the long-running leader of the elite intelligence wing called Quds Force – which itself has been a designated terror group since 2007, and is estimated to be 20,000 strong. Considered one of the most powerful men in Iran, he was routinely referred to as the “shadow commander” or “spymaster.”

https://www.foxnews.com/world/rockets-baghdad-airport-injuries-reported

;-)

Don Bessee

Not a ground to ground rocket, it was an airstrike by us. Centcom confirms 2 airstrikes on Iranian assets in Bagdad. Soleimani is now learning that his 70 virgins are octogenarians with bad attitudes!

Rock the casaba!

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2020/01/02/iraqi-tv-iranian-general-qassim-suleimani-killed-in-baghdad-strike/

;-)

Walt

Sorry hun,,, Jimmy Carter tried that already.
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/02/klobuchar-ufo-president-elections-2020/

He wrote a check with his mouth, his butt couldn't pay.
"on at least one occasion while campaigning for president, Carter declared that, if elected, he would "make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and scientists."

Then Carter screwed that pooch.. Hard and dry.
"There was one restriction, however, made by Carter, which turned out to be the "total" undoing of UFO openness the UFO community had hoped for. This restriction dealt with "protection of legitimate national security secrets." These secrets included information about sensitive intelligence matters and Special Access Programs that were given the green light to continue as a result."

http://human-science-research.blogspot.com/2005/05/jimmy-carter-ufo-president.html

Don Bessee

This guy had it right, he just didn't know the strike was already in the mix, no waiting for another attack by the mutha mullahs dogs. -

Sixth, next time pro-Iranian militias attack U.S forces in Iraq we need to be prepared to punish Iran directly by hitting the Revolutionary Guards and its Quds Force. The U.S. is moving additional military forces into the region for protection of our forces to defend against militias directed by Tehran.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/michael-pregent-us-must-stop-iran-from-making-iraq-its-puppet

;-)


;-)

Bill Tozer

@5:48 pm

“sounds like a lose/lose for the planet.”

Oh, no worries Bobbie Campbell. We no longer exist. What we are witnessing now is just mumblings from the walking dead, quite like the occupants of the Clown Car, probably transmitted from 278 light years away.

“Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its “Gone By 2020” Signs.”

“Worldwide, glaciers have been shrinking steadily for the last 15,000 or so years. And it’s a good thing, too. 15,000 years ago, the place where I am typing this was buried under ice a half-mile to a mile deep. If the climate had not warmed and the glaciers receded, modern civilization would not have been possible.

But at some point during this past winter (as the visitor center was closed to the public), workers replaced the diorama’s ‘gone by 2020’ engraving with a new sign indicating the glaciers will disappear in “future generations.”

Future generations! That is safe. And it might even turn out to be true, if the trend of the last 15,000 years continues. Then again, the Earth is likely due for another Ice Age before too long. If that strikes, and temperatures drop rapidly as in past Ice Ages, all bets are off. It will be the biggest threat to human civilization ever, as one or two billion people will have to flee southward (and a much smaller number northward) in search of a warmer climate. There is no template for international cooperation on such a scale, and at best, the human race will be impoverished, and perhaps reduced to a pre-industrial standard of living.

But hey, keep worrying about global warming. That’s where the money is”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/climate-hysterics-wrong-again.php

scenes

BillT: "Then again, the Earth is likely due for another Ice Age before too long. "

If the onset of those happens with any speed, which I think can be true, the cry of the 420th Nevada City Volunteers all calling for the burning of coal will be a sight to behold. So far as I can tell, the global warmingcooling folks simply want the weather to stay mild, and the same. A great big thermostat run from Al Gore's office.

From DonB:

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2020/01/02/iraqi-tv-iranian-general-qassim-suleimani-killed-in-baghdad-strike/

and,,,,quick as a wink,,,the first comment is:

"Whatch'a gonna do, whatch'a gonna do when Trump comes for you?"

No doubt the response was either too little, or too much, or not quite the right nuanced one that Hillary would have done. Too orange no doubt.

Don Bessee

So richly deserved -

The Pentagon launched an airstrike Thursday night that killed a powerful Iranian military leader, Gen. Qassim Soleimani, at Baghdad’s international airport.

The Defense Department said it conducted the attack at President Donald Trump's direction as a "defensive action" against Soleimani, who it said was planning further attacks on American diplomats and service members.

Soleimani is an extremely influential figure inside Iran, heading Iran's elite Quds Force, part of the country's hard-line paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Corps.

"General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region," the Defense Department said in a statement Thursday night. "General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/02/iranian-military-leader-qassim-soleimani-killed-airstrike-iraq/2800808001/

;-)

scenes

BillT on ice age population movement: "There is no template for international cooperation on such a scale, "

Well, sure there is. It's happened plenty of times. It ain't pretty though.

scenes

re: Soleimani

A quick look at democraticunderground and dailykos tells me the hivemind sees the Soleimani as Trump starting a war for his own personal gain. Washington Post refers to him as 'revered', which tells you what the message is from that hallowed ground of journalism.

Might be a smart move, might not, although the guy sounds like he needed killin'.

Bill Tozer

On a slow news day and off thread, mastermind escapes have always intrigued me.

Meet Carlos Ghosn: International Man of Mystery.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-50964040

A musical escape? Hmmm. Anybody see Punchy lately? Speaking of our Community Asset, ever notice when the Emerian takes a break from here, Bobbie shows up? Like in the good old days, whenever Steve showed up, his puppet Jon would show up to defend Steve’s honor. So much so, I fondly nicknamed jon as Steve’s butt boy. But when Ms. Campbell had her meltdown during the public messy divorce, Jon took a long much needed hiatus from this tiny blog. Glad everything is back to normal.....except for the complaining about the US not on the metric system.

Walt

Now here is a first,, the cops got there too damned soon.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-dad-pummels-man-allegedly-molesting-kids-police-say
"Stanley was taken to a hospital for his injuries and later taken into custody at Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond. He is charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and assault.

Sheriff’s Capt. Liz Scott said the deputies’ intervention may have saved Stanley’s life, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reported."

Don Bessee

@751 revered by jihadis and hated by his own people who had his boot on their neck! Ya like bagdadi, an austere cleric says the lamestream. LOL squared!

Citing a Revolutionary Guard statement, Iranian state television said Soleimani was “martyred” in an attack by U.S. helicopters near the airport, without elaborating.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who was vacationing on his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, but sent out a tweet of an American flag.

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2020/01/02/iraqi-tv-iranian-general-qassim-suleimani-killed-in-baghdad-strike/

;-)

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 7:36 pm

“So far as I can tell, the global warmingcooling folks simply want the weather to stay mild, and the same.”

Holy Toledo Scenes, you have nailed it! Such insight is too great for me...and you said it in such few words. Truly, I am not worthy of such a clear, concise, and complete response.

Goal! Like the little bear, this one is too hot, this one is too cold, but this one is just right. No extreme weather events, not too much rain, not too many hot days, and no tornados in Tornado Alley, not hurricanes in the Atlantic, and no flooding along the Missouri/Mississippi River drainage. And no surprises!!

Perhaps the Climate Change Blue Mob desires secure, safe, and predictably to life. Everything in its place and a place for everything. They don’t take unpredictability nor change well. Makes them freak out. Trump being elected in 2016 is exhibit A. Messed with their cheese big time.

This bed is too hard. This bed is too soft. But this bed is just right.
I don’t know why they freak out so. Obama once said this was the day that the sea levels would recede. Makes for good beachcombing, IMHO. To prove his point, the Obamas bought 30 acres of beachfront property. And I don’t see any of the Malibu movie stars moving to the high country.. What, me worry?
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Exit question: is there one solitary soul reading this that actually believe we will be burnt toast in 12 years? That we only have 12 years to stop the Planet from becoming too hot or too cold? Anyone? Asking for a friend.

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,George at 627pm,,,typical non-response from you indicating you don't know or cannot admit you are confused...complete with trash talk


Here is your incomplete and vague response to R Cross...

"It looks like our leftist forgot to mention the opposite situation in 2016 - "

What is the opposite strategy you are referring to?

Waldo'sNemesis

,,, situation, not strategy,,,

Bill Tozer

I must say, 2020 is off to a great start in the crazy department. First up, let’s show some Gretatude:

• BBC Faced Dilemma Over Flying to Sweden to Interview Greta Thunberg

“Everyone who travels to Sweden to interview Greta Thunberg faces the same dilemma. How do you reach her home in Stockholm without upsetting the queen of green by adding to the world’s carbon emissions? For the BBC, it was a particularly tricky decision, but its team ended up flying. “We did discuss that among ourselves,” confessed Sarah Sands, editor of Radio 4’s Today programme. “It felt awkward but we did not have the time for trains or boats.”

And no one has the time for this kind of media pretension either.

Bill Tozer

2020 is shaping up pretty good.

• Talk about deja vu all over again—I was sure this was an April Fool’s Day story, but no, it is in fact still just January 2:

Hillary Clinton Appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast

“Hillary Clinton is to be the new chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB). She is the university’s 11th chancellor and first woman to take up the post.

In a statement, Mrs Clinton said it was a “great privilege” to become the chancellor of QUB. She takes up her role immediately and will serve for a period of five years.

While the role of chancellor is mainly a ceremonial one, securing Mrs Clinton will be seen as a coup for Queen’s. The chancellor often presides at graduation ceremonies and is also an ambassador for the university abroad.

Last time I heard that a Clinton was chancellor of a university, it was when Bill Clinton was pulling down $18 million to be the “honorary chancellor” of Laureate International Universities, a consortium of for-profit institutions. No word about how much Hillary is being paid to be the QUP chancellor, but does anyone think she is doing it for free?”

Don Bessee

Awww ain't that sweet, one finger of the sock puppet talking to the other in emotional support of their calcified group think/talk @843!!!

You so funny! I heard commas were a thing last year, so very passé in the 20's! Its waaaay past time to wash that stank ass funky sock.

;-)

Waldo'sNemesis

,,,seems a little strange that this Iranian general, spiritual leader or whatever was free to come and go in Iraq if he is a terrorist leader...

,,,Did he have diplomatic immunity? He was on his way to the airport. Couldn't he have been arrested there? They have security there.
Droning him does make for a big splash...

It will be interesting to see what Iranian revenge looks like...

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