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December 28, 2016

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henry

Yep, Obama will be worse than Carter. Has Mooch around to help him.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

He's already the worst former President ever.

matt, deplore me if you must

Third! Fourth?

The guy who "had Israel's back" has stuck one knife in and is getting ready to stick another.

All the while he is getting punked by Turkey, Russia, and Iran. The one good thing is that it has drawn Israel and the Gulf Arabs closer.

buccaneer morgan

fake news when confronted with the facts

https://twitter.com/cerenomri/status/814127056447533056

buccaneer morgan

did this carry over,

Captain Hate

Yep, Obama will be worse than Carter. Has Mooch around to help him.

Rosalyn was no day at the beach; especially after she cut the old goat off after he knocked her with that idiot daughter, Amy, and turned him into a frustrated cooch hound obsessing over every skirt around the tin pot dictators he palled around with.

henry

Rosalyn wasn't on TV and shoved down our throats quit like Mooch has been.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

the toned arms, the clotheshorse, the fashion icon ...

... are you all saying it is fakenews?

the generallyistic deplorable rich

got it narciso.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

so Kerry say anything interesting yet?

Not sure I would put Somalia-the first hit on the bomb the world invite in the world parade-quite in the same class as what Zero is doing.

Clinton's last minute enviro regs but those were ultimately trivial and easily rolled back. Carter leaving wrecks in the Middle East and South and Central America maybe?

buccaneer morgan

I had deleted it, trying to add another link,

Jane

I've never seen Kerry this animated before. Of course I don't believe a word he says. Hope someone is watching who can sum it up. But I'm grossed out.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

"Israel can either be Jewish or a democracy. It cannot be both."

wow. let that roll around in your head for a while. US policy until January 20.

Israel has been a multiparty, multiethnic democracy since 1948.

buccaneer morgan

Somalia is significant in that it was al queda's first test case against American forces, and they didn't fair that well, seif al adel, now reputedly in Syria, and the late mohammed atef, planned it, it was also also one of those first tests razorback failed.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

open borders, welfare state, democracy

2 out of 3.

buccaneer morgan

i'm guessing earth 6

https://twitter.com/ianbremmer/status/814149752367484928

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Is he still rambling?

That "Jewish or democratic" line has to be the worst statement in policy ever made.

Texas Liberty Gal

TM - At least Bush consulted Clinton 1st and got his approval with regards to action in Somalia-that's a huge difference.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

if the Clinton Administration had ramped down the effort instead of thinking they could turn Somalia into a Harvard Model Congress, AQ would have looked elsewhere for their test. The US was well involved in Somalia well before December 1992.

http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/Somalia/Somalia.htm

GUS

Yes Britain can either be Anglican or Democratic.

buccaneer morgan

yes, but I'm thinking of the Beirut parallel,


https://twitter.com/pspoole/status/814150030277935106

the generallyistic deplorable rich

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | December 28, 2016 at 12:09 PM

I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor. That has to be one of the most outrageous statements from a US official in living memory.

Wonder what the Obama Administration is distracting from?

sbw

If Kerry or Obama say something that is not true and the media report what was said, is it fake news?

buccaneer morgan

I take it as such, the trick is finding the spot of truth, Israel is on the Mediterranean coast,

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2016/12/berlin-christmas-market-attacker-escaped-via-the-netherlands-media/

Beasts of England

I think it was inconsiderate of Kerry to out-stupid Obama this late in his administration.

Janet

If I was an Israeli I'd be thinking...who voted for this guy?

Why is this guy telling us what to do?

GUS

413 weeks into Obama's failed Presidency, this ass-hole thinks he has the solution to Israel-Arab relations.

Wait til Netanyahu responds....

Dear Mr Heinz, enjoy your retirement. You'll have more time for more plastic surgery on your face.

Principle one: Fuck you Kerry.

buccaneer morgan

they ran out of that new toy, and this is what he could come up with,

GUS

When he's done can he fix Syria??

GUS

Remember, this is the guy who gave Iran 1.7billion dollars in CASH, without Senate approval.

buccaneer morgan

I grant you no points, and god have mercy on your soul


http://calevbenyefuneh.blogspot.com/2016/12/not-only-legally-incorrect-but-morally.html?

buccaneer morgan

they were on earth 4

https://twitter.com/POLITICOEurope/status/814158203210661888

Jack is Back!

Kerry's remarks were for the Euro left acceptance not our domestic consumption. Sort of surprised he didn't deliver his speech in French accompanied by James Taylor.

Must be aiming for a gig as a permanent greeter at Davos.

Tomorrow's Euro press will be all a titter. Anytime Israel gets knocked down a peg the glee is uncontainable.

Captain Hate

Why is this guy telling us what to do?

Just one final insult from Thurston Howell the Turd to the one area of the ME they didn't fuck up.

buccaneer morgan

this is as absurd as the sumo wrestler doing ballet in the geico commercial

GUS

413 weeks into Obama's "reign". 3 weeks to go, Obama is playing golf in Hawaii.

No quarter for the left. None.

the generallyistic deplorable rich

think the euro left would be more worried about why the Berlin killer could cross multiple national boundries and ended up shot dead on a Milan street ...

... but lets get our Islamic expeditionary army all fired up with some Jew hate instead.

GUS

If Israel would just stop attacking Libya and Syria, things would be just fine.

1.7 million Arabs living in Israel.

Racist Dana Gilbert Ward calls that apartheid.

3 WEEKS MOTHERFUCKERS.

buccaneer morgan

red lectroid chiming it,

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/814162522882318336

Dr Weevil

If I were the Israeli ambassador, I'd point out that saying Israel can't be both Jewish and a democracy is like the scientists who 'proved' that bumblebees can't fly. There was obviously something wrong with their proof, since bumblebees can in fact fly - they do it all the time. Similarly, Israel is in fact both Jewish and a democracy, so there's obviously something wrong with Kerry's logic.

matt, deplore me if you must

What is really weird over there is that much of Israel and the Palestinian areas is intermingled already. There were few if any border crossings that we could see and the wall seems to be an anachronism.

The ability of Palestinians to travel in Israel freely is of course restricted, but it was weird to travel the West Bank up to the Jordanian border, which is the Jordan River, and see very little Palestinian Authority presence.

Green plates vs international/euro plates for the two entities. If they caould all just get along I think they would easily have peace.

The Israeli settlements around Jerusalem are basically like condo complexes, typically on top of hills (Jerusalem is very hilly), while the Palestinian areas remind me of Mexico pre- expansion. Unfinished buildings, extended family residences, dusty & dirty.

If I were king of the Middle East I would make sure the trash was picked up every week and the water and lights ran.

The ME outside of the Gulf States is dumpy.

Joan

Yes, MM, about the Jewish or democracy -- if a conservative made it, the world would leap on the statement and call it racist.

Joan

Hell, it is racist

Dr Weevil

GUS (12:39):
Just to be pedantic, we're actually 414 weeks (plus 1 day) into Obama's pathetic presidency, with 3 weeks and 2 days to go. You forgot that every year is 52 weeks + 1 day (2 days if it's a leap year), so 8 years = 416 weeks + 10 extra days = 417 whole weeks + 3 days.

Dr Weevil

GUS (12:47):
Not only are there a million-plus Arabs living in Israel, I believe the number of Jews living in the Gaza Strip is zero. When the Palestinians make the areas they control Judenrein, they have a lot of nerve accusing others of Apartheid.

buccaneer morgan

what happened to the hillbillies when the wells ran dry,

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/world/middleeast/saudi-royal-family-money.html?_r=0

buccaneer morgan

here in lies the problem, they will chew 'this sound and fury, signifying nothing, told by an idiot' as if it was something real.

sort of like in kingsman, all their successes were covered up by tabloid fluff, but this is super cereal.

windansea


This commitment to Israel's security is very personal for me. On my first trip to Israel as a young senator in 1986, I was captivated by a special country. One I immediately admired and soon grew to love. Over the years, like so many others drawn to this extraordinary place, I swam in the Dead Sea, driven from one vocal city to another, I have seen the dark side of  Hezbollah's rockets and walked through the exhibits of the health of the holocaust -- help of the holocaust -- hell of the holocaust.

What a freakin dolt, get lost doofus!

henry

windandsea, they forgot to give him a hat. He would have mentioned it.

DebinNC

condescending: showing or characterized by a patronizing or superior attitude toward others [Webster's]

"Kerry says most people in Israel don't know how systematic the settlement process has become in recent years, with tens of thousands of Israelis moving into the middle of Palestinian territories." [AP]

I doubt Kerry did much more than read the speech written by creative writing major Ben Rhodes and his boss BOzo.

buccaneer morgan

see even python couldn't parody this


https://twitter.com/blakehounshell/status/814161673632284672

windansea

Kerry channels the Nexus 6 in Bladerunner

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

buccaneer morgan

threadwinner, windansea,

windansea

can you say Freudian slip?

I have seen the dark side of  Hezbollah's rockets and walked through the exhibits of the health of the holocaust -- help of the holocaust -- hell of the holocaust.

buccaneer morgan

david sanger doesn't disappoint with his trapperkeeper review

buccaneer morgan

but Bezos still outdoes itself,

buccaneer morgan

even madame secretary's last episode showed more depth to the problem,

windansea

Narc

Bladerunner is a masterpiece, I've watched it a zillion times and it never gets old.

Bladerunner 2019 coming out next year, produced by Ridley Scott, should be good but probably not as epic as the original.

windansea

oops should be Bladerunner 2049

James D

John Kerry should have been executed for treason back in 1975.

Cecil Turner

Don't think Somalia fits very well. In the first place, as noted above, Bush consulted with Clinton. In the second, Bush was reluctant and practically pushed into action. There were two concurrent resolutions out of congress, the first in August '92 :

Calls upon: (1) the international community to immediately expand its relief efforts in Somalia; and (2) the President to work with the UN Security Council to deploy security guards immediately to assure that humanitarian relief gets to those most in need.
The second was sponsored by the newly-militant congressional black caucus's John Lewis in October:
Urges the President to: (1) express to the United Nations (UN) Security Council that the United States is willing to participate in the deployment of armed UN security guards, to secure emergency relief activities for Somalia . . .
With fellow CBCer Rep Payne visiting Somalia in November and reporting: "we cannot sit by and actually allow a country to commit suicide before the world." In December, Bush announced the mission:
Mr. Bush gathered broad support for the intervention from top leaders of Congress, from other world leaders and from Mr. Clinton himself, and then went on television at midday to announce an operation that thrusts the United States into a new post-cold-war role as a military force on behalf of humanitarian, not strategic ends.
If anything, that's an example of continuity during an administration change--whether you agree with the operation or no.

windansea

PS Rutger Hauer basically adlibbed that line, the original script for that scene was clunky and less poetic.

daddy

Mark Steyn sitting in for Rush making a great point. It's fine and dandy for Beyonce to do a concert for Khadaffi for 2 Million bucks, but for her to do a song for the monster Trump is somehow beyond the pale. Same applies with the Dictator from North Korea. Celeb's can perform for the literal murderer of Pyongyang, who feeds his enemies to wild dogs---that's fine, but if you perform for Trump's Inauguration you'll never play in this town again.

Interesting how Hollywood has been so excited at praising anyone who was "BlackListed" back in the days of the Communist Hearings, but now they themselves are the most fervent "BlackListers" on the planet, and proud of it.

Cecil Turner

As to this latest effort . . . I'm gonna call it a "policy fortnight" (or "policy for t'night") . . . emblematic of the lasting real-world impact of this administration's approach to governance.

buccaneer morgan

the torygraph and the mail, ignored the speech for now,

Captain Hate

Netanyahu just shoved Macy's Christmas tree up Lurch's ass.

buccaneer morgan

perhaps with some grey poupon mustard


https://twitter.com/MarkSteynOnline/status/814171630473715713

lyle

Muchas gracias to whoever linked to Takimag's "16 most annoying people" bit earlier. I just finished it and it's quite delicious: "dusky dumpling," "titless boar," "smirking turd." Too good.

buccaneer morgan

that's like a whizzo company chocolate assortment lyle,

buccaneer morgan

yeargh hasn't finished off his nog supply yet,

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/28/howard-dean-obama-has-taken-the-high-road-for-eight-years/

Captain Hate

When Yeargh talks about the high road it usually means self medicated.

buccaneer morgan

the source material was a mess, it was david peeples who turned it into a cyber noir, complete with the iconic Bradbury building, which seems to be in the trailer,

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

IMO, James D has the thread winner at 01:47.
Amen and thanks, James.

Willy

Cross the Trump Regime with year of the Rooster and what do you get?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/28/trump-rooster-statue-erected-china/

Oh those Obama jug-eared pics.....nearly as precious.

Old Lurker

Looking back, if we had executed fewer than 50 specific people in college in the 60's the world would be a much better place today.

Just sayin.

Tom Bowler

And its early, but is Obama likely to be the worst Former President ever?
Well, he is the worst President ever -- the only truly anti-American president in our history -- so there's nothing standing between him and the title Worst Former President".

buccaneer morgan

Certainly ol what kind of a fascist (sarc) was Nixon that he let Angela Davis, Ayres, rudd, hayden et Al. run rampant

buccaneer morgan

They made a big deal about Fred Hampton, but that was strictly a Chicago operation.

clarice

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/the-worst-political-predictions-of-2016-214555

Old Lurker

Reading Clarice's 3:14 link just made me smile.

buccaneer morgan

Its like we sideshow bob keeps stepping on rakes.

clarice

daddy, you could do worse on your next trip to China than bringing home some of these roosters:http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/28/asia/donald-trump-rooster/

lyle

All those domestic pundits in clarice's link are buttholes. What are the odds?

Old Lurker

Any update from TK?

daddy

Mark Steyn also making the good point that this Administration and the new world order sorts at the UN think that all the world should be wide open to everyone moving into any country they want. America should have to take in millions of Muslims and Mexicans and Africans and all the rest, same as Europe---everybody should have to live with Muslims because they are wonderful folk and it will be great for our societies to become neighbors with them, and thats the way it should be everywhere, with one exception---that rule does not apply in the tiny state of Israel, the UN says that the portion the UN thinks is Palestinian Territory should be entirely free of any Jews whatever since it is impossible for any Muslim to live next door to a Jew. The Muslims are incapable of doing what every other human in every other country on the planet has been ordered to do by the UN sorts---live next door to people you intrinsically do not want to live next door to. The UN< Obama, and John Kerry believe that the Muslims in "Palestine" are incapable of having any Jewish neighbors, so the Jews have to leave where they've been living for a thousand to 3000 years, and they can't even visit where they've been living for a thousand to 3000 years, since Muslims can't handle it.

Just because.

asw

Trump should visit the mall rooster, sign autographs, give a speech. It would be a great hit with the Chinese people.

It is the year of the rooster after all.

buccaneer morgan

And Turks can occupy eastern Cyprus, the Russians don't have to retreat from abkasia and southern ossetia, nor the Chinese from xinjiang.

daddy

.
That's great, Clarice!

Nice to see some fun stuff on a day the world reveals it is a madhouse. Haven't caught up yet, so am just finding out that comedian Steve Martin is an evil "sexist" for this horrendous tweet of his demeaning the late Carrie Fisher:

"When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well."

I suspect that when I do catch up I will find that you good folks have already expressed your outrage at his offensive "sexist" tweet, so that I won't have to express my outrage.

Neo

It returns like an unwanted season ...

An appeals court reversed a lower court's ruling on Tuesday saying two U.S. government agencies did not do enough to recover emails pertaining to the investigation involving former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state.

The three-judge panel -- comprised of Judges Stephen Williams, Brett Kavanaugh and Robert Wilkins -- ruled that the lower court judge should not have thrown out the cases as moot after the State Department received thousands of emails from the FBI and Clinton.

In 2015, watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action, in separate suits, demanded that Secretary of State John Kerry and the chief of the National Archives, Archivist David Ferriero, be required to transfer the Clinton email case to the Justice Department in order to consider filing a civil suit so the missing emails could be recovered.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

daddy,

THAT is the horrible tweet? I kept seeing references to it and that he had to delete it, but good heavens!

I would be honored if someone said that about me after I left this mortal coil!

henry

Miss M, it failed to use the pronoun Xe, so is an abomination to all rightthink moralitypreens.

daddy

Just caught up to the news story on the previous thread that the Berlin Murdering Muslim fled first from Germany to the Netherlands, then later to France and then later on into Italy. Yesterday I saw a story saying that he was a regular at 15 European Mosques and that he operated with at least 8 different aliases. And that the cops were warned twice by North African authorities that he was a Terrorist time bomb waiting to go off. And that the Germans knew he was a liar and a criminal but were unable to deport him.

Since many of these discussion wind up in the end mentioning Hitler, 2 questions just for possible discussion:

1) How long would it take Hitler to correct such a problem?
2) How many Europeans today would welcome a Hitler solution?

My guess for number (1) is 24 hours max. My guess for number (2) is 50% and rising.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

I am so tired of these dreary people, who have no sense of humor, no taste, no class, no courtesy, just constant complaining, insults and attacks.

Awful, awful people.

daddy

Thats the tweet Miss Marple. Here's the story:

Steve Martin deletes Twitter tribute to Carrie Fisher after backlash

Personally I hope Trump retweets the Tweet that Steve Martin deleted, just to piss off the NY Media.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I too am shocked and offended by Steve Martin's tasteless tweet.

How could anyone think Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature xe'd ever seen?

Thomas Collins

Re TK: TK sends his love to all. Tests have ruled out a bunch of things, so medical people are still puzzled, so there will be follow up. Note that TK had an epiphany in the ER and has changed his views on Minor v. Happersett. . . . JUST KIDDING!

lyle

test

daddy


I want everyone to know that I appreciate Kate's wit and brightness above all her other qualities.

lyle

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/12/the-mcardle-prophecy.php

Blind squirrels and all that. BTW, if you don't bother to click, Meggie's prophesy is no different than that of several prescient JOMers around that same time.

lyle

Kate's wit and brightness

Which one is which, on the left or right?

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