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16 September 2020

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paul emery

George

So once again it's Trump Good everything under Dems Bad. That certainly simplifies the discussion.

walt

I was full time. I have licence to bust your balls

Don Bessee

Extended voting by 3 days?!?! -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/17/pennsylvania-supreme-court-sides-with-democrats-mail-in-ballot-deadline-extended-3-days-after-election/

;-)

Walt

Emery finally gets it.
It sure wasn't a LIB that gave us the lowest unemployment in modern times,, Trump did.
You were (are) are the side of trying to remove a President through nefarious means.And your still trying to manufacture lies about him.
NOW,, your being anti cop and PRO BLM shows you will show up for ANY LIB gripe. Nothing is beneath you anymore.

scenes

"Were you to look more closely, you'd see that Putin was already ensconced in Syria before Trump took office."

I'll say.

Syria has been a Russian client state essentially since it became, well, Syria. I don't expect Paul to know much about Middle Eastern politics, but jeesh. He's probably one of those guys who thought that Iraq was armed by the US. tl;dr for Paul. The Russians have bases in Syria, had bases in Syria, will likely always have bases in Syria. It's a big deal for them, especially given the problem presented by Bosporus. He probably has Turkish ancestry so it's worth looking into just a tiny bit.

No one trusts the Russian bear, but then no one should trust the Ottomans or their successor states. 'Trust' is kind of a silly idea at that level in any case. Frankly I can't blame the Soviet Union/Russia for playing the great game in that area..after all it's right next door plus there's the additional magic of Muslim vs. Orthodox in the mix.

Walt

Third world shithole politics comes to America.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lacy-johnson-aides-ilhan-omar-challenger-shot-killed

"2 aides for Ilhan Omar challenger shot, 1 killed; no apparent links to election"

Paul Emery

Walt writes:

"I was full time. I have licence to bust your balls "


And add all the other millions of Reservists Walt. Go for it. By the way how about busting Trump while you're at it for perusing and receiving a total deferment for a minor sports injury. What is you're opinion of that Walt?

scenes

"But don't feel bad Paul, the school of foreign policy to which you subscribe has had a dismal history from which you have been shielded. You have an excuse."

I figure that it's just substandard education, but then the world is a big place. Lots to know. So far as I can tell the occasional Paul jab is based on a set of factlets passed on between like-minded individuals. It's a sort of understanding based on slogan transmitted by a game of 'telephone'.

In a way it has to be sort of freeing to not know the past, not know how anything works, not understand the underlying science, and guess at mass behavior by watching TV.

We're all ignorant, but some are more so than others.

Paul Emery

Scenes

My Greek Grandfather was in the Greek Army and fought in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and he hated the Turks till the day he died so not much support for the Ottomans in my family. You can do better. Try again.

scenes

re: Paul@1:11PM

I can essentially guarantee that modern Greeks have a large admixture of Turks, whether they hate them or not.

It comes from being a conquered country for 400 years or so.

I wouldn't sweat it, you're an American now and 'love America'.

Don Bessee

So you are admitting that you didn't know the facts about Russia in Syria since the 1960's oh great pony tail of ignorance? Thanks for agreeing in advance. LOL

;-)

scenes

It's interesting to think of what is really 'Greece' at this point. Off the top of my head, it was independent (although not a monolithic state) until the Romans showed up in 146 BC and then was a colony/dependency/whatever until the 1940's. 2000 years!

Side note, one of the owners (of part) was Venice for a bit. If you want to check out an understudied but important thing check that out. Those guys were heavy hitters in their day. Worth at least an overview.

Amazing buildings and archaeology to die for though. I suppose it's rather like modern Egypt in that the modern denizens have less in the way of ancestral ties than you might think to the good stuff.

scenes

DonB: "So you are admitting that you didn't know the facts about Russia in Syria since the 1960's oh great pony tail of ignorance?"

and before.

My gut tells me that they would go to war over navy facilities there. The Syrian civil war(s) are a more serious thing to them then whatever odd games they cook up at CENTCOM.

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe meddling in brexit and gets schooled -

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/17/former-uk-conservative-leader-biden-stay-out-of-brexit-worry-about-killing-rioting-usa/

;-)

Paul Emery

I do love America Scenes that's why we have to get Trump out of the Presidency and the way to do it is through the election

Paul Emery

those of you concerned about Bidens mental abilities need to watch this short video of Trump mumbling away earlier today. He's obviously drugged up and canbarley stand up.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/sleepy-donald-trump-mocked-for-sedated-slurring-speech-at-constitution-day-event/

scenes

"and then was a colony/dependency/whatever until the 1940's"

now that I think of it, that was a civil war. Independence was probably sometime in the mid 19th century, I need to look it up.

scenes

lmfao

(Breitbart)

"Christine Todd Whitman: I’m ‘Terrified’ in 2nd Term Trump Will Turn U.S. into North Korea"
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/09/17/christine-todd-whitman-im-terrified-in-2nd-term-trump-will-turn-u-s-into-north-korea/

Now that Paul is taking a break from "TRUMP IS DOWN 1 IN THE POLLS NYAH NYAH NYAH", is that a reasonable statement?

I liked it better back when it was 'should we have national healthcare', 'should the government pay for abortions', 'should we ship in untold millions of immigrants', but now it's just gotten plain silly. You're either on the fast track to socialist utopia or you're the devil incarnate.

I guess that the point is to think of the worst thing to call your enemy and 'Hitler' is worn out.

Seriously, do you guys think that Trump is the worst of Pol Pot, Hitler, John Wayne Gacy all rolled into one? Stick to reasonable statements and you'll be treated better here, I guarantee.

D

George at 843am, here you go. I figured it was apparant to all Trump was a serial bullshitter. He is so desperate to take credit for a Covid cure at before the election he will say anything.

https://youtu.be/8EFwH_5owcc

scenes

just because there's never enough stupid in the world.

"Is it time to decolonize your lawn?
The traditional lawn – manicured, verdant, under control – now finds itself at the confluence of two hot-button issues: climate change and Indigenous rights"

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-is-it-time-to-decolonize-your-lawn/

Paul Emery

Just glancing at the polls Trumps job approval numbers are -9.4 which is the same as mid Nov 2019 which means they are pretty solidified and not likely to change much.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

scenes

Paul's Homework Assignment.

"It's official: Russiagate is this generation's WMD
The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it"

Matt Taibbi....

https://web.archive.org/web/20190323183109/https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million">https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million">https://web.archive.org/web/20190323183109/https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million

Paul Emery

Wow, here's one that will make the Trumpers sweat. At this time in 2016 Hillary had a favorability rating of +7 on Sept 16 2016. Bidens rating today on the same date is +17.3 Wow!!!


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/trump-vs-biden-favorability-ratings-2020-vs-2016/

walt

Lol Emery, I'm buying into your guilt trip. You own it.quit trying to tie other vets to your own worthless.
My own son was "weekend warrior". For 30 years, an five tours.
Go beg for acceptance somewhere else.
Bet you got real good at shining shoes.
They give commondations for that?

Don Bessee

Staying in the basement so long has predictable results -

Does Biden Need a Higher Gear? Some Democrats Think So

Yet as Trump barrels ahead with crowded, risky rallies, some Democrats in battleground states are growing increasingly anxious about the trade-offs Biden has made. With some polls tightening since the beginning of the summer, they are warning him that virtual events may not be enough to excite voters, and urging him to intensify in-person outreach.

The concern among these Democrats is whether, in closely fought states that may be won on the margins, the Biden campaign is engaging every possible voter with an affirmative case for his candidacy, when the other side simply has more traditional tactics they are willing to use.

“It feels like asymmetric warfare,” said Matt Munsey, the Democratic chair in Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania, one of the counties Trump narrowly flipped in 2016, referring to Biden’s approach versus Trump’s.

Livestreamed events were “not necessarily reaching people,” Munsey cautioned. Biden has begun to accelerate the pace of his travel, and Munsey praised him for “getting out there more.” But he expressed frustration that Biden’s in-person events were kept so small: The campaign has been so wary about exceeding crowd limits, he said, that local leaders have complained of not being invited.

Compounding the challenge is an on-the-ground operation that was weak during the primary season and was slow to scale up in the general election. Strapped for cash after the primaries and uncertain about how to campaign amid a national lockdown, the Biden team initially refrained from greatly expanding its staff. It entered the summer without state directors in critical battlegrounds like Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania, and efforts to establish local operations stretched deep into the summer.

Now Democrats from Florida to Nevada have worried that the team is behind where it should be in engaging some core constituencies, a problem that may also have implications for new voter registrations.

Beyond the risk of leaving voters feeling overlooked, Biden’s limited travel schedule provided ammunition to Trump, who has repeatedly mocked him for rarely straying from his Delaware home.

“You need a lot of energy to do this job properly,” Trump said at a campaign event in Phoenix on Monday, adding that “you can’t be sitting in your basement for four days.”

https://news.yahoo.com/does-biden-higher-gear-democrats-121933107.html

;-)

Robert Cross

More testimonials for the Donald. Olivia Troye, former homeland security, terrorism, and corona virus adviser to Mike Pence for two years had this to say:

"The President's rhetoric and his own attacks against people in his administration trying to do the work, as well as the promulgation of false narratives and incorrect information of the virus has made this ongoing response a failure." She said Trump once mused that the Coronavirus was a good thing because as Trump stated, "I don't like shaking hands with people. Now I don't have to shake hands with these disgusting people." Because of Trump's "flat out disregard for human life" Ms. Troye said, "I am voting for Joe Biden because I truly believe we are at a time of constitutional crisis. At this point it's country over party."

So what about all you Uber-patriots, country or party? Hmmmmmm let me guess.. 1). she's part of the deep state out to get Trump 2) she must be just another disgruntled ex-employee dissing on Trump. 3) she has a book to sell 4) if you don't provide a link, it's fake news 5) she must be a democrat. 6) who cares about the truth anyway trump's gonna drain the swamp and build the wall. 7). She was paid to say she's voting for Biden by George Soros 8) party uber alles

What's the excuse this time?

George Rebane

D 213pm - I think you're maximally confused on the elements of proof. Nothing the president said was false on its face. Many medicos believe CDC's Redfield is blowing smoke (I join them) with his assertion that facemasks prevent the spread of C19 better than a vaccine - have no idea where his MD is from. And the timing of the release of the vaccine is matter of time to see who was bullshitting whom. We have to remember that it was all these experts, Redfield included, who not long ago sagely advised the country that no vaccine would be available for 3-4 years; and then the president launched Warp Speed. I believe you've demonstrated that TDS is a broadly debilitating syndrome.

Don Bessee

More bad news for the TDS set to ignore -

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday finds large majorities of black and other minority likely U.S. voters are concerned about a potential shortage of police officers in their communities.

According to the survey, 84 percent of black likely U.S. voters expressed concern about a possibile shortage of police officers, while 70 percent of other minorities, and 66 percent of whites shared the same concern.

The poll focused on the beliefs likely U.S. voters have about the recent violent attacks against police and concerns about the repercussions of these attacks.

Of those surveyed, 59 percent said they believe a war on police is happening in the country, an increase from 43 percent who thought so two years ago.

With political affiliation as a factor, 80 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of unaffiliated voters say there is a war on police, while only 39 percent of Democrats say the same.

“Following the assassination attempt on two Los Angeles County police officers this past weekend, most whites, blacks and other minority voters are in general agreement that there is a war on police in America today,” Rasmussen Reports noted.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/17/rasmussen-large-majorities-of-black-other-minority-likely-voters-concerned-about-shortage-of-police/

;-)

Don Bessee

Inflicting pain on purpose -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/17/bogus-data-leaked-emails-show-democrat-nashville-mayor-kept-low-virus-cases-secret/

;-)

Bill Tozer

At first I thought this was just a recycled old story, waiting to see AOC crying at a fence looking at a parking lot in a open field. But nooo. The boy Maddcow tries it again!! Unbelievable. Strike that.

‘Maddow Uses Obama-Era Photos to Slam Trump Border Policy’....[again, ROFLMAO!]

https://freebeacon.com/media/maddow-uses-obama-era-photos-to-slam-trump-border-policy/

Hey, did Madcow steal a page from Punchy’s playbook and recycle some incredulous outrage story. I believe that low down lying thief did. I keep waiting for Trump mocking that poor disabled spastic reporter for the NYT story to come back around out of the Blue. Blasphemy!! He’s worse than Hitler.

Just doesn’t have the same head popping effect the second time around. Oh, that’s just ole Trump. Come on, man.

Don Bessee

If the shoe fits -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/17/rep-andy-biggs-calls-on-barr-to-use-rico-act-against-rioters/

;-)

paul emery

Bill

Speaking of recycling old stories how long have you and your types including Trump been recycling old stories about Hillary, Obama and Biden. That's virtually all you talk about. You are such a tool of the old school Right. And George with his nostalgic Red Scare-the "Commies are Coming-they're everywhere!!!" chant brings us back all the way to the 50's.

It's 2020 last I checked.

walt

Repub political staffers shot,and the usual crew goes silent.

paul emery

Trumps own appointed FBI Director is warning that the Russians are interfering with our election in favor of Trump


"FBI Director Confirms Russia Is Currently Meddling In The 2020 Election

Christopher Wray’s testimony to Congress echoes the intelligence community’s warnings that Russia is trying to “denigrate” Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


“We certainly have seen very active, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020 through what I would call more the maligned foreign influence side of things ― social media, use of proxies, state media, online journals, etc. ― in an effort to both sow divisiveness and discord and ... primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as kind of an anti-Russian establishment,” he said."

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fbi-director-confirms-russia-meddling-2020-election_n_5f63a8bcc5b6c6317d016257

George Rebane

PaulE 450pm - Does your reading go beyond RR and the usual lamestream outlets? You seem to believe that "George with his nostalgic Red Scare ..." is a lone voice in the wilderness. Perhaps lifting your horizons might help. And I'll bet the ranch you have read none of the essays on neo-Marxism that I and other commenters here have cited and linked. So you continue to wallow in a very constrained space indeed.

walt

6:17 p.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Sutton Way reported a subject had thrown a full bottle of Mello Yello at her son’s head while they were at a “Back the Blue” rally.
I'm sure Emery is outraged. First an "airsost" drive-by, now this.
Anything to say? Your on record as rooting for the ant cop side.

Gregory

Walt (various times)

How you doing? Home yet, or are you still getting that good hospital grub?

walt

Hello Gregory. Not home yet. Maybe tomorrow. After over a month, this is getting real old.
At least I am getting some fight back.
Thanks for checking in.

Don Bessee

@536 He happily wallows in his mix of ignorance and rancid russian dressing. Here is another one he wont read =

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/herschel-walker-slams-blm-movement-asks-nfl-owners-and-players-support-trained-marxists

;-)

George Rebane

PaulE 532pm - And your point is????? Russia, among ALL other leading nations, has been attempting to "influence" our elections since at least WW2, and continues apace today. In case it's news to you, we have always had an active effort to influence the elections of other countries in furtherance of our national interests. Save for TDS and Democrat hysterics, that 'news' is a nothing burger.

paul emery

Well George do you then acknowledge FBI Director Christopher Wray's statement that they are specifically influencing the elections to favor Trump over Biden?

quote from above

"in an effort to both sow divisiveness and discord and ... primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see as kind of an anti-Russian establishment,”

Don Bessee

Cuddling the old codger -

Others picked up on the slanted questions at the CNN town hall.

"Has CNN asked a question to anyone who's not a Democrat? (may have missed)," The Daily Beast politics reporter Hanna Trudo asked about the overwhelming presence of Democratic voters before deleting her tweet.

"So far the questions at CNN’s drive-in #BidenTownHall sound as if they were written by Biden’s campaign: “Tell us how bad Trump is”. Reversal of the president’s ABC townhall," columnist Miranda Devine observed.

Many critics, including Fourth Watch media analyst Steve Kaukauer, pointed out that while maintaining social distancing for the cameras, both Biden and Cooper were seen approaching each other with the former VP whispering into the anchor's ear thinking they've already hit a commercial break.

"Virtually every question for Joe Biden was an invitation for him to attack President Trump, while moderator Anderson Cooper offered almost no pushback, giving Biden a total pass on his lies and misrepresentations," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said before listing subjects the former VP wasn't asked like his economic record and his opposition to Trump's travel ban on China early on during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-town-hall-panned-for-softball-questions-for-biden

;-)

Gregory

Walt, good luck getting free tomorrow.

Don Bessee

BLM has pissed off voters -

Majority of likely voters want 'Blue Lives Matter' laws punishing attacks on police: Poll
A majority believes the US is experiencing a war on cops.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/majority-of-likely-voters-want-blue-lives-matter-laws-punishing-attacks-on-police-poll

;-)

Bill Tozer

Illustrious One @ 4:50 pm

“You are such a tool of the old school Right.”

Au contraire, my fine feathered fellow. I am such a warty tool, not just any ole tool. In your case, thank goodness there is a wretch for every nut. When are you going to recycle that humongous national jaw dropping scandal that was bigger and badder than a hurricane; aka, Melania’s choice of footwear boarding Marine One. Scandalous! Bigger story than the hurricane hitting the shores down in the Deep South. Bring it back, Paul Emery, bring it back in Vogue,pleazzzzzzeeeeeeeemerry.

I do need to correct the record. Find it your heart to forgive this deplorable creature, a sub-human if you will. You are NOT just an idiot. No siree. You are special kind of idiot. A useful idiot. There, you are moving up in the world. Always a silver lining.

https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913/10157702643315914

https://patriotpost.us/memes/73509-joe-biden-2020-09-17?

https://patriotpost.us/memes/73513-i-cant-tell-either-2020-09-17?

Don Bessee

Now i wonder why the prez is doing so well with hispanic voters?? -

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said in the past he would appeal to U.S. President Donald Trump for “understanding” if Mexico couldn’t make the deadline, and on Thursday he once again thanked Trump for being “respectful” of Mexico on other issues.

“It is one of the things I have to thank President Trump for, that he has been respectful,” López Obrador said, noting the United States had interfered in Mexico in the past on other issues. “Before they used to get involved, as if we were not free and sovereign,” he said, adding “not anymore, and for that we are very thankful.”

López Obrador has been criticized by the left in recent months over his friendly relations with Trump

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexican-president-vows-pay-us-170053377.html

;-)

Bill Tozer

And when exactly, Oh Knowledgeable and Benevolent Great Kahuna, did the Russians not try to sow discord and attempt to meddle with our elections? Back when they were the Soviets? The internet has changed the way we communicate and the Russians and Chinese and the North Koreans and Iran and I wonder about the Limeys (Brits), Krauts, and some other “allies” too.
Add to that the home grown terrorism of the Dems spying on us and Trump to influence the outcome of an US election. Those Obama big wigs spied on an political opponent’s campaign for purely political purposes and almost influenced an election. Outta be a law. Evil bunch, those Lefties. Worse than the Commie Bastards. Worse than that by raising the flag of Red China over Boston...with city government approval. Biden voters done did that....and do , you know, the thing all over where Biden voters gather. Homegrown America haters. Very dangerous. More than Putin by a mile. They complete you, Paul Emery.

I sold my soul to the company store.

Communist China’s flag raised above Boston City Hall Plaza, Philly; supported by elected officials

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/10/communist-chinas-flag-raised-above-boston-city-hall-plaza-philly-supported-by-elected-officials/

PS: You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the commie store

walt

So Emery, the DOJ didn't try and influence voters for the past 4 years with the scam investigations and leaking bald faced lies to the media? Some of which you still peddle to this day?
Thanks for agreeing with me in advance.

Bill Tozer

So, Walt, did you hear all the head popping sounds up where you are resting up? Man, today the hills were alive with the sound of music. The sweet sound of exploding melons. Our enlightened Betters had a conniption fit. Way more than their usual hissy fit.

My my, lookie here. Oh, so this is why they were melting down this morning. I haven’t seen the media this upset since Lincoln freed the slaves. Makes sense now. So, their a method to their madness.

WILLIAM BARR TELLS IT LIKE IT IS

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/william-barr-tells-it-like-it-is.php

Barr seeks just the truth. He looks at all the facts, looking at his list, checking it twice. He seeks true justice before the law, not renegade gunslingers seeking notches on a junior prosecutor’s belt who prioritizes convictions in lieu of truth, Justice, and the America way.

Pop! Another one went off. Did you hear what Barr said!!!!!! It makes their blood boil and then Scanners images. Stuff no Teddy Bear ought ever see.

Bring home that lower intestine of yours and we can bar-b-que it up. Or, send it to the Smithsonian.

George Rebane

PaulE 717pm - You're missing it again Paul. Wray only stated that he has evidence that the Russians are "attempting to influence" the election in favor of Trump. He has no evidence or measure of any influence the Russians had last time or are having this time. It is an allegation that you and yours always take for evidence. So what else is new?

Bill Tozer

Shameful. Revolting. Standing on the bodies of the suffering to look 6” taller. Using devastated humans knocked flat on their backs as props for their 20 trillion Global Warming and Economy Destroying evil agenda.

‘Kamala, Newsom Take Photo-Op Where CA Home Burned Up. Owner’s Family Blasts: We Can’t Even Go There. You’re Trespassing.’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/kamala-newsom-take-photo-op-where-ca-home-burned-up-owners-family-blasts-we-cant-even-go-there-youre-trespassing
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‘The Lockdown Left Has No Idea How Life Works’
Their response shows they have no reasonable standard for disaster.
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Princeton President tells Devos that there is racism at the university. “Racism at Princeton?”, asked Betsy Devos. “Then the DOE will investigate you for racism”, lol.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/17/education-department-investigates-princeton-for-systemic-racism-417454

Bill Tozer

Opps, correction. Make that 70 trillion to fight the global emergency climate crisis of change. Gotta keep them oceans from rising twenty feet. Opps again. Should have put this under the ‘Democrat Party Planks’ that walk the plank. Mea Culpa.

Barry Pruett

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_sep18

Trump up 53/46 and +4 strongly approve versus strongly disapprove

Somebody’s polling is way off in his race.

Barry Pruett

The last time trump had a 44% strongly approve rating was January 26, 2017...

Uh oh...the lies and daily TDS is not working.

scenes

I like this notion of 'Russian influence'.

Lord knows the effort and money being put forth in London, Beijing, Jerusalem, Brussels, Riyadh. PAC money, diplomatic pressure, media, astroturfing on the internet. Every time I hear the breathless reporting about some Russian shills on Facebook my main inclination is to ponder about what children some people are. Feh.

Mind you, this influence thing works both ways. There's been quite a turn-around since the fall of the USSR what with US influence peddling in Russia and the ex-Warsaw Pact nations. That's in addition to the flat-out throwing away of the deal cut with James Baker in terms of expansion of NATO and base placement.

Even though it's a corrupt and somewhat poor nation, I honestly have to give the moral high ground to post-Soviet Russia in terms of military aggression and general monkeying around with other countries internal affairs. It may well be simply lack of resources, but I think a lot of it is that they are still trying to figure out what to be when they grow up. It's still an unfinished work at this point.

The West lied to the Soviets, but the truth is you can't trust nobody in this world.

https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/russia-programs/2017-12-12/nato-expansion-what-gorbachev-heard-western-leaders-early

scenes

re: BillT@10:08 September 17, Year Zero

That Princeton article is absolutely hilarious. What a brilliant move to make.

Imagine the backscrabble as 'systemic racism' is defined differently from, well, 'real racism'.

Of course, modern 'real racism' in universities usually consists of finding some way to keep the Asian kids out, White professors fired, and the money flowing out of classics and traditional literature departments and towards Black Studies.

Somebody needs to really work on this 'systemic racism' thing as a legal doctrine. Since generally there's only the one important minority it might be a tricky thing.

No point in sweating it, all this craziness is just a 'Red Scare' after all.

scenes

Mr Kunstler on the 'systemic racism' scam.

"...
Onto the election issue du jour: putting out ideological fires set by political arsonists: namely, the “systemic racism” hustle cooked up by “progressive” anarcho-terrorists to provoke hatred and division in a nation sore beset by propaganda, psy-ops, and seditious subterfuge — not to mention Covid-19 and economic collapse, as if those were not enough. This week, President Trump released an executive order halting all federal agency in-service training programs purporting to address “critical race theory,” “white privilege,” “unconscious bias,” and other hobgoblins of Wokesterism, a scam that has become a multimillion-dollar consulting racket funded by taxpayers.
..."

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/bringing-a-bazooka-to-a-knife-fight/


(nothing to see here, it's just a 'Red Scare' after all)

scenes

One last thing. Only in a 2020 do you see a headline like this:

"'Nonbinary queer' activist accused of assaulting cops with laser at Portland Antifa riot"
https://thepostmillennial.com/nonbinary-queer-activist-accused-of-assaulting-cops-with-laser-at-portland-antifa-riot

My working theory is that strong sexual dysfunction (like men-in-dresses) ramps up in periods of significant social breakdown. It's a combination of pressure and lack of structure on the less grounded, lack of peer pressure, a dying off of traditional family structures. There might be other types of crazy besides the transterrorist class, but it's an obvious case.

I'm referring here to urban societies in heavy flux, farmers don't have time for this kind of nonsense.

Betcha you see it in post-WWI Germany, Rome in the 400's, perhaps even in interregnums in ancient Egypt. Dunno how to measure this, but it sounds true.

Bill Tozer

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DISTILLED

“Often wrong but never in doubt is the adage that applies here, as with the foreign policy of Joe Biden.“

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/conventional-wisdom-distilled.php

John Kerry reporting for duty.

paul emery

George writes:

"Wray only stated that he has evidence that the Russians are "attempting to influence" the election in favor of Trump."

George, is it not an attack on our sovereignty to interfere in any way with our elections? Using that line of thinking that there is no proof it is effective although it's intent is to be effective and sway the election makes me think you would also believe that an attempted bank robbery would not be a crime if it was not successful.

Also George can you assure me that the principles you infer here would be the same if it was Obama or Hillary that would be be benefiting from the Russian intrusion into our election?

L

Paul @ 5:32, etc, As you've had 4+ years to think about it, I'll ask yet again: WHY would the Russians prefer the frackin' Trump over the nice people who reset the relationship, tried to eliminate gas and oil production, sold them control over 20% of our uranium, promised greater flexibility and invited them back into the Middle East (to keep Assad from using chemical weapons of his citizens)? Rx, Keach, Frisch- feel free to jump in here as you all spout the same sorry propaganda.

A simpler question would be hard to imagine, so please, get serious for a minute and help me understand this continuing mystery...

L

paul emery

Barry

Rasmussen is only one poll and it is way off on it's own in it's assessments. Is it not more accurate to use an averaging of all credible pools including Rasmussen to use as a number?

paul emery

L

Just using the FBI assessment as my guide. Why would they come up with that if they didn't believe it to be true and a concern.

D

George at 338pm, I think you missed the point of the exchange between Trump and Redfield. Redfield is a logical scientist. Trump does not like Redfield's "narrative" (a now cliched term overused by Trumpers) because it conflicts with his desire to make his base believe he can bring the vaccine to the people before Nov. 3. We know Trump does not want to promote masks because his propagandized base has been led to believe that waving flags, yelling "Freedom" and "Liberty", and being anti-mask means you are a God fearing Republican.
Nobody knows yet how effective a vaccine will be. Will Trump be using Putin's vaccine? But everyone knows that masks work and that if everyone wore one we could knock this virus down significantly.

Don Bessee

Here is another dose for the TDS set, the trend is clear -

President Donald Trump reached a 53 percent job approval rating on Friday — a figure not seen since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the impeachment inquiry last September, Rasmussen Reports revealed.

The president’s job approval has been on the upswing in recent weeks, reaching a high of 53 percent on Friday. Of those, 44 percent “strongly” approve. Trump has not experienced a job approval percentage that high since September 24, 2019, the same day Pelosi announced the House’s formal impeachment inquiry — an effort that ultimately failed

That day, the president’s job approval stood at 52 percent. However, the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on his numbers, as approval tumbled into the 40s, dropping as low as 42 percent in the last week of June.

Trump’s disapproval stood at 46 percent on Friday.

On September 18, 2012, on the cusp of reelection, former President Barack Obama saw a 49 percent approval and a 50 percent disapproval.

The news coincides with Trump taking a national lead over Biden, 47 percent to 46 percent, in a recent Rasmussen poll.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/18/rasmussen-donald-trump-reaches-highest-job-approval-since-pelosi-announced-impeachment-inquiry/

;-)

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe is having impact just not the ones he hoped for -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/18/blue-state-blues-joe-biden-is-already-irritating-and-worrying-u-s-allies/

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/09/18/michael-moore-biden-michigan-strategy-actually-worse-than-hillary/

;-)

Don Bessee

Pa in play -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/18/republican-sean-parnell-democrat-conor-lamb-deadlocked-pa/

;-)

D

Trump bullshits again and causes more problems.

"Among the milestones of the federal government's half-baked responses to the COVID-19 crisis, the short, unhappy life of its $765-million loan to Kodak stands out.
It may be remembered that President Trump, with great fanfare, announced the loan on July 28.
Trump said from the White House that the loan would help launch Kodak Pharmaceuticals and pay for Kodak's entry into the business of producing "critical ingredients" for COVID-19 treatments.

"A momentous step toward achieving American pharmaceutical independence — a very, very big, big step."

President Trump, describing a deal with Kodak that never actually happened
He called it "one of the most important deals in the history of U.S. pharmaceutical industries."
Well, no. It turned out that the U.S. hadn't made the loan at all, but only signed a "letter of interest" indicating that it might do so in the future.
Meanwhile, Kodak's shares soared into the stratosphere. The day before the announcement, the stock was priced at $2.62. The day after the announcement, it reached $60, before falling back to $33.20 at the close. On Thursday, it closed at $10.70.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/column-botched-covid-loan-kodak-130013571.html

Don Bessee

Lets not forget that the pony tail of ignorance loved him some rasmussen when the prez was -12, just sayin'

;-)

D

Statistician Trump tries to fudge the numbers for his base.

"WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump argued this week that the death toll from the coronavirus was actually not so bad. All you had to do was not count states that voted for Democrats."

“If you take the blue states out,” he said, “we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level.”

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-not-united-states-red-121003386.html

paul emery

So what happened to the $765 million dollar loan D? Not a big problem, we'll just add it to the national debt' Trump will be up to around 7 Trillion in his first and only 4 years, an absolute record.

L

Paul, Mr. Wray wasn't Trump's choice for the FBI, merely the guy standing next in line and another swamp lifer like his predecessors, Comey and Mueller. So, assume he toes the swamp line and spouts DNC talking points. Trump no doubt would have fired him on sight, but the optics at the time would have simply been too bad.

So instead of quoting received wisdom, why don't you tell me in your own words exactly why Putin & Co. would want a loose cannon like DJT when the Biden Dems have made abundantly clear their everlasting love of everything Soviet (and by extension Russian), since Putin certainly doesn't seem interested in introducing any pluralism.

Nothing fancy, please, just your own words- WHY?

Todd Juvinall

The party of pedophilia and perverts, democrat party all, will not have enough of them to win this go around. Why do you support such a demented party and its members, Paul Emery? Do you want to rub the golden hair of Biden's legs or do you want to duke it out with "corn pop"? Trump is gaining steam as people are now starting to pay attention. It will be a blowout and in the end, you will be praising his talents when the mob comes for you and the Portland Mayor.

Don Bessee

So now the election is extended by 3 weeks?!?! -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/18/michigan-judge-extends-deadline-two-weeks-mail-in-ballots-postmarked-november-2/

;-)

Todd Juvinall

Here is a copy/paste of the latest NPR poll for President. Read thi and you will possibly deduce why we on the right don't believe them. This one has Biden up nine. It is trash and not science at all.

"This survey of 1,152 adults was conducted September 11th through September 16th, 2020 by The Marist Poll sponsored in partnership with NPR and PBS NewsHour. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the United States were contacted on landline or mobile numbers and interviewed by telephone using live interviewers. Survey questions were available in English or Spanish. Mobile telephone numbers were randomly selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the nation from Dynata. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. Mobile phones are treated as individual devices. After validation of age, personal ownership, and non-business-use of the mobile phone, interviews are typically conducted with the person answering the phone. To increase coverage, this mobile sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of landline phone numbers. Within each landline household, a single respondent is selected through a random selection process to increase the representativeness of traditionally under-covered survey populations. The samples were then combined and balanced to reflect the 2017American Community Survey 1-year estimates for age, gender, income, race, and region. Assistance was provided by Luce Research for data collection. Results are statistically significant within ±3.5percentage points. There are 964 registered voters. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±3.8 percentage points. There are 723 likely voters defined by a probability turnout model which determines the likelihood respondents will participate in the November 2020 election based upon their chance of vote, interest in the election, and past election participation. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±4.3 percentage points. Tables include results for subgroups to only display crosstabs with an acceptable sampling error. It should be noted that although you may not see results listed for a certain group, it does not mean interviews were not completed with those individuals. It simply means the sample size is too small to report. The error margin was adjusted for sample weights and increases for cross-tabulations"

D

Todd, do you believe that anonymous basement dwellers posting BS on the Internet, like QAnon, are credible news sources?

You and George need to wake up. Check out the Netflix movie Social Disorder and you will see how it works.

https://youtu.be/2Tfp_2u2oBc

D

Sorry, "Social Dilemma".

Walt

Cleanup,, all Lefty isles of the House. Donkey crap spilling out everywhere.
https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/18/democrats-john-durham-schiff-emergency-investigation/

General William Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham, and other Department of Justice political appointees are are getting WAY to close! Indicates are about to be surveyed!!

Sorry Nan, You had your shot and missed Your failed coup has ramifications.

George Rebane

PaulE - "So once again it's Trump Good everything under Dems Bad." You missed the first part, nailed the second part.

PaulE 1057am - "George, is it not an attack on our sovereignty to interfere in any way with our elections?" Of course it is. And I would even say that the current attempts to interfere are attacks on our sovereignty, even though there is no evidence of the attempts having succeeded. You must have had a point in there somewhere in responding to me, do you recall it?

D 1122am - I missed nothing, but you may have. There is NOTHING "logical" about Redfield's evidence-free claim that masks are a better C19 prophylactic than a vaccine.

"But everyone knows that masks work and that if everyone wore one we could knock this virus down significantly." Again you missed it. Given the evidence from EU countries wearing and not wearing masks, there is a lively ongoing debate among clinicians about the effectiveness of masks against C19, and how "significantly" their universal (or partial) adoption affects R0. But your leftwing political blinders don't allow that latitude of discourse about such matters - TDS über alles.

Bill Tozer

Update to 7:36 am

PRINCETON RESPONDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S LETTER

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princeton-responds-to-the-department-of-education.php

Bill Tozer

Another one that went full Rachel Dolezal. Close enough to North Africa, I reckon:

“Vitolo-Haddad made a second post that was edited on September 11, finally admitting they were of southern Italian/Sicilian heritage, CNN reported.”

‘Wisconsin Grad Student Admits To Posing As Person Of Color, Resigns From Teaching Position’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/wisconsin-grad-student-admits-to-posing-as-person-of-color-resigns-from-teaching-position

Why do we always find these mentally ill-opportunists in higher education?


scenes

re: Princeton

I really like this sentence from their response:

"The University will respond to the Department of Education’s letter in due course. It is unfortunate that the Department appears to believe that grappling honestly with the nation’s history and the current effects of systemic racism runs afoul of existing law."

'In due course'. lol. 'When we get around to it'. Good luck on that one. Obviously they are just hoping to run out the clock on a change in administration. If Harris wins, no problemo for Princeton, all the arsonists get let out of jail, Blue Mob rules are in place.

'runs afoul of existing law'. ie. we want to do racist things here, look the other way please.

Who knows, in a few months we might find ourselves in the United States of Affirmative Action. Not just entry into elite schools, but graduation from elite schools. Heck, why not tax rates? That would cut right to the chase.

Ya know, that's a really good idea. Paul (or any other mobster who'll take a shot)? What should the federal income tax table for black people look like? Should there be DNA testing to determine eligibility?

Todd Juvinall

D | 18 September 2020 at 12:06 PM

The only basement dwellers I am aware of are leftwing ANTIFA pajama boys and girls. All the people on the right have a job or a business.

paul emery

So George since we agree that the Russian interference in our elections is real why is it that Trump is going after FBI head Wray by writing this:

"But Chris, you don’t see any activity from China, even though it is a FAR greater threat than Russia, Russia, Russia. They will both, plus others, be able to interfere in our 2020 Election with our totally vulnerable Unsolicited (Counterfeit?) Ballot Scam. Check it out!"

Also there is absolutely no evidence that there is a Ballot Scam, as Trump puts it. Show me one credible source that supports that contention. It is the FBI's job too evaluate dangers to our Republic. They have and have stated it's Russia.

Walt

Still on that kick Emery? The Russian hoax? That dog don't hunt. Nancy's flying monkeys are getting their wings clipped.

How that "there is Russian collusion in plain sight" still work'n for you?

Someone pass Emery the Russian Dressing for his Greek Goat salad.

Gregory

Here you go, Punch!
https://nypost.com/2020/08/29/political-insider-explains-voter-fraud-with-mail-in-ballots

Explained by someone in the business of doing it!

BTW when my ballot comes I'll be testing the envelope to see if it steams open and is then closable.

paul emery

Here's more George

“We are looking at a lot of different things,” Trump said in response to a reporter’s question about whether he was considering replacing Wray, who the president nominated to lead the FBI in 2017. “I did not like his answers yesterday. I'm not sure he liked them either. I'm sure that he probably would agree with me.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/18/trump-christopher-wray-fbi-417863

Don Bessee

Whew the rancid russian dressing is bad! Is this what you are looking for oh great pony tail of ignorance.

KVMR must be so proud of your research skills #TDSsoSad or could it be willful ignorance? -

https://www.axios.com/fbi-counterintelligence-china-election-interference-87aa1353-dd92-4010-baf7-cbb521179aa2.html

https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/wray-says-russia-china-tried-to-piggyback-on-floyd-unrest/

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/u-s-intel-agencies-russia-china-plotting-interfere-2020-election-n963896

George Rebane

PaulE 301pm - maybe this will help you.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/docs/pacei-voterfraudcases.pdf

paul emery

George

That's a tiny number of accusations and convictions compared to the pure scope of what it would take to sway a Presidential election. there is no indication that they co-ordinated with each other as well.

At this point is there any investigation into large scale fraud with mail in ballots as Trump contends. Keep in mind that Trump said that the over three million advantage the Dems had in the popular vote was deemed a fraud by Trump and that went nowhere because it was fake panic on Trumps part and a lie because it was in no way based on fact.

"PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday."

https://apnews.com/f5f6a73b2af546ee97816bb35e82c18d/Report:-Trump-commission-did-not-find-widespread-voter-fraud

Don Bessee

Looks like the experts agree with the prez -

Experts argue lightning storms, forest debris helped fuel deadly forest fires
Experts also argue that thinning out the debris in forests could have helped mitigate the damage

https://www.foxnews.com/weather/lightning-storms-forest-debris-fuel-deadly-fires

;-)

George Rebane

PaulE 326pm - it seems there's no satisfying you. Re "investigation into large scale fraud", there will probably be a number of such investigations quashed by the Dems after the election. But if you'd give it a bit of thought, with the broad infection of TDS across the country, there need be no coordination between voting jurisdictions because the objective of the Left in each jurisdiction is the same. And since each jurisdiction is an entity unto itself (no cookie cutters), it behooves each group of lefties to devise their own approach to stuffing the ballot boxes.

L

Paul, I haven't seen or heard George agreeing with you that said Russian interference was aimed at helping Trump, now have I? How about you answer my question instead of posing additional misleading ones of your own? WHY, Paul, would the Russians want Trump?

And if they do have such a preference, why would they be producing the Steele dossier? Or was that merely a fabrication of the DNC and the Ruskies were appalled...

Barry Pruett

Paul. Rasmussen is just one poll. One poll that is historically very accurate. That and considering the other polls leads me to believe somebody is wrong here. We’ll see soon who is mistaken. The media or Rasmussen.

Bill Tozer

Ruth Bader Ginsberg dead. Breaking news

paul emery

So George are you contending that hundreds or perhaps thousands of "groups of lefties" will work independently of each other with the common goal of defeating Trump through voter fraud of mail in ballots?

Scott O

BT 4:40 - Stand by for a donnybrook in DC.

Walt

Now let the games begin! The LIBS are dropping everything to begin damage control
How the threats from the LIBS will come flying.

Bill Tozer

Walt: The closer will get to November, the crazier they become.

Paul: “ So George are you contending that hundreds or perhaps thousands of "groups of lefties" will work independently of each other with the common goal of defeating Trump through voter fraud of mail in ballots?”

Not speaking for Dr. Rebane,, but it’s a resounding YES! Haven’t you heard of the Resistance? Aren’t you working independently here to defeat Trump? The Dems have their sleeper cells and which vowed for the destruction of this country and its institutions.

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