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December 31, 2017

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Threadkiller

Then I don't know the answer, boris.

:-)

Beasts of England

She's a peach, henry!!

narciso

so what punishment for the browns, or is there existence enough of a burden, 0-16!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

Agree about Luck. Even when he was healthy, he wasn't that great plus he had zero charisma, something you need to get fans involved.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/31/ron-desantis-nyt-papadopoulos-russia-probe-claim-not-what-fbi-and-doj-told-congressional-investigators/

henry

34" stem to stern Beasts. This isn't my layout (right now I have a big oval next to the fireplace), but it is a great view of that same engine with sound.

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

Jim Eagle

henry,

I have a Lionel but its in storage while we renovate. 48" track around the Christmas tree. Back in the day, my dad and I had a hellva layout ona plywood platform my Mom insisted we take down the day after New Years.

henry

I figure I'll start 2018 by giving the N&W 2-8-8-2 Y6b a first run. That is a MAGA steamer!

henry

JiB, my grandfather had a standard guage layout in the sperintendant's basement at West Point 100 years ago. Grew up with a big O layout on 3 4x8 sheets of plywood, then in 67 my grandfather switched to HO in our basement. Enormous HO layout through high school, I know that scale best. Then my dad started collecting O guage (which I inherited 3 years ago). 85 engines, most still in shrink wrap. 500 rail cars. They all were made to run, so they will. :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

I had a Lionel on a plywood platform asa Christmas gift when I was 4.

I think my dad lost hope in a boy when my midddle sister was born that year. I loved that train, along with the Robert the Robot I got the following year.

Mt brother wasn't born until I was in 3rd grade. This is why I got to go rabbit hunting with my dad. LOL!

Captain Hate

Apologies in advance for the length but this is borderline brilliant:

My favorite avoided book (HRCwnbPOTUS)

Excerpts submitted for review

Presiding: A Memoir
by Hillary Clinton
copyright 2031, Revolution Press
Inter-dimensional/Trans-Temporal edition published by Evil Leage of Evil Press
Wendell, Managing Editor
Faceless Minion #6969, Transcription Supervisor

Chapter 1

It began the evening of the election.
Actually, it began well before that, with Donald Trump's refusal to promise he would honor the results of the election. As I said at the time, this fundamentally undermined our democracy.
It came as no real surprise, then, that the process of casting doubts on my victory began immediately.
When the election was called for me shortly after 10 PM in New York, I had my staff contact the Trump team to give them time for his concession. He was put on, and the phone was handed to me. His voice carried the frustration and anger he had displayed throughout the long campaign, but he eventually managed to admit I had won (through gritted teeth, I'm sure).
Then he took the stage at the Hilton ballroom. Bill, John Podesta and I were on the way to the Javitz Center, the rest of the staff following behind. The drive took more than enough time for a simple concession speech, but when we arrived in the backstage area, he was still talking.
I felt that I should wait a bit longer to let him finish, but John said that I needed to show strength from the beginning, so we told the press I would be going on. They immediately cut away to my victory speech.
Of course, afterwards, Trump and his surrogates claimed this was some sort of attempt by me to offer one last undercut to my opponent, calling it "petty and vindictive", but really, does a concession speech need to be that long?
And then came the moment so many Americans were waiting for, when I came out....

...

Of course I understand that the final tallies across the states had to be finished and tabulated, but it truly should have been no more than a footnote. But Donald Trump couldn't simply let it go.
"I won the popular vote!" he whined. Again and again, for weeks (and months!) on end.
Khzir Khan, when speaking at the Democratic National Convention, offered to give a copy of the constitution to him. Perhaps he should have taken the offer. That way, maybe he'd understand about the Electoral College system in use in our great country. My clear victory of 279 votes to his 259 can only be described as a mandate, showing the will of a majority of the peoples of the states, something obviously much more important than a large surplus of votes in places like Texas and Florida.
Can you imagine if the sequence were reversed? Do you honestly think I, a lawyer with a perfectly clear understanding of the process, would harp about few million votes in certain areas, rather than a consensus among a greater variety of citizens?
...
...recounts requested by Gary Johnson (who denies any backing by the Trump campaign) for Ohio and Michigan. Endless conspiracy theories about Detroit vote total irregularities. All of these elements trying to undermine my presidency in the months before the inauguration even took place.
And then well into the first year of my administration, over and over, supported by his friends in the press.
To quote Donald himself: Sad!
...

Chapter 3

...
The economy.
Over and over I was forced to hear these words. My first year produced solid 1.5 to 2.0 percent growth each quarter and yet the obstructionists in congress kept repeating the lie that the economy was stagnant, while ignoring a simple truth.
Uncontrolled growth is bad. Whether for a population or an economy, it is simply unacceptable. The closest analogy is cancer. When a cell culture separates itself from an organ and becomes nothing but itself, it can kill the organ or indeed the entire organism. The same holds for a national economy. The foolish insistence from those who near-worship capitalism that it could be otherwise is a danger that modern societies are finally defeating.
While I understand that some segments of the American workforce can feel the pinch as we move into a more nuanced and morally balanced economy, the six to eight percent unemployment rate is a truly fair and reasonable measure of a just and focused guided economy.
And the many alt-right and radical conservatives who criticized my policies ignore the simple fact that Donald Trump, with no knowledge of the proper connection between government and business would most likely have enacted measures that would lead to truly disastrous numbers, most likely wiping out any growth from the Obama administration.
And of course, we would have then been forced to listen to Trump and his allies blame Obama for his problems. Just for sparing the public that, you'd think they would show me some gratitude.
...
Chapter 5
....and yet people continue to blame me for everything that happened on the Korean peninsula.
The Kim administration's drive for nuclear weapons began long before my election and there was no rational way to stop it.
While everyone keeps howling about the loss of life near Seoul, they completely avoid two truly important points: the bomb did not actually reach the capitol of South Korea and my decision to remove American troops from the region saved thousands of American lives.
And yet there are those who would have you believe that I "abandoned" an ally and gave the North Koreans confidence to start their strikes.
And as I said at the start of this chapter, the Chinese and Russian efforts to stabilize the area in the wake of the strike have introduced levels of peace not seen in half a century.
Furthermore...

Chapter 14
...my second election showed that the American people were behind me. I achieved a clear majority of the popular vote this time, in addition to my 273 votes in the Electoral College. What more could someone want?
...
Chapter 17
....
My efforts to equalize the financial status of ALL Americans had met with some success, but were repeatedly undercut by efforts of Republicans and their obstructionist methods.
My answer to this was, of course, the signature achievement of my second term: the Combined Omnibus Measures to Mitigate Inequities of the Economy (COMMIE). This broad, far-reaching effort to truly enact fair pay and incomes...
...need to enact further restrictions against so-called "parody" or "satire" exceptions to hate speech laws. Their constant mockery of me and my legislative actions undercut not just a person, but the entire Presidency itself).

Chapter 19
The "money flight" opposition to COMMIE had simply become too great and thus necessitated laws to restrict the emigration of needed workers and capital. This was clearly addressed by my friends in the Senate and House when they passed the Working Against Loss of Labor Act.
Our Canadian neighbors offered nothing but support, as did the majority of my fellow citizens. They wanted the WALL. They understood the WALL. And with a huge increase of border agents/RCMP, Canada pretty much paid for the WALL.
With all that, I never understood the vehemence I experienced over the issue...

Chapter 22
While I have nothing but the greatest respect for Vice President Kaine, it had become clear over the last eight years that he would simply not be up to the task of running the country. As election season approached, staff members and advisors gathered to help address the issue. And I couldn't be happier that they found an answer.
The twenty-fifth amendment clearly states that a president may serve ten years. While my opponents kept screaming this specifically refers to individual who finish out a previous indvidual's term due to succession, the DOJ and Supreme Court upheld that the Continued Opportunities for Uninterrupted Prosperity (COUP) measure was allowed.
Frankly, I would have welcomed the opportunity to retire and relax, but my country needed me and I felt I had no choice...
...the support of community organizations with long and varied histories such as Bringing Lives to Maturity (BLM) and Beginning Again to Move Nationally (BAMN) was instrumental...

Chapter 23

The gun violence plague that cast too many American lives had to end. The reasonable restrictions we had placed on gun ownership had failed, largely due to undermining efforts by the right.
My hard working staff's solution was brilliant and fair. The Greater ReAlignment of Basic Benevolence (GRABB) efforts would show the world that America was ready to join the sensible nations of the world on this fundamental issue of human rights...

Chapter 31

The basic Internal Service Ideally Moving Onward (ISIMO) had helped stabilize government positions by removing the need for Congressional approval for many positions. This success led us to move on to the General ISIMO, allowing me to finish up the rest of the four year term I had begun.
Again, my enemies would do nothing but mock this decision, never offering up any positive solutions for leadership beyond vague, repeated appeals to the Constitution, ignoring the evolving nature of the document they professed to care so much about...
...
And lest you think I've exaggerated the trouble I face over the issue, I would remind you that I needed to bring many members of congress (and their families) from both sides of the aisle into federal protection until the vote was completed.
...
Chapter 34

...with the breakdown of many municipalities, I was heartened to hear of the Honorable Caliphate of Michigan. Building on the recent traditions of Qur'anic and Sharia law being allowed in the United States, these noble people banded together and formed a widespread community offering protection and support for all.
Of course, the extremist Republicans and their racist, Islamophobic allies denounced it as soon as it was organized. With cries of "unconstitutional" and "oppression" on their lips, they proceeded to lie about an innocent group of dedicated, caring Americans who were only trying to help their fellow man. They even trotted out supposed "escapees" to tell false or misleading stories full of nothing but the typical xenophobic slurs we've come to expect.
Rest assured, if there were any evidence or credible reports of rape or murder at the hands of the leadership of the MHCoM, I would have never provided them with support...

Chapter 41
...the decision to suspend the elections of 2028 was the hardest choice I've ever made in my adult life. As I've said elsewhere in this work, the troubles wracking our nation were simply too great to leave to unfettered choice.
And indeed, using General ISIMO and the COUP, I instituted a brilliant, streamlined process for leadership across our nation. I would appoint the Governors (a tradition held by many a leader throughout history) and they would, in turn appoint Senators and Representatives, thus preserving Congress as we've known it for more than two hundred and fifty years.
And allowing the confidence vote the next year showed that it was the right decision. After a safely run vote where nearly fifty million citizens cast their ballots without interference from trouble-makers, I had a clearly displayed support in all fifty states. Not even the Republicans much vaunted Reagan victory of 1984 can claim that!
...
Vindictive, hateful people would simply not give up. The announcement that they would hold a full slate of state and Federal representation elections for the midterm was a clear threat against the country that I loved and all I had done for it.
By declaring the BLM and BAMN supporters as national auxiliaries, I had hopes that this insurrection could be quelled in an orderly, proper fashion, but I had no way of knowing so many violent lunatics would have betrayed our nation during the GRABB program and kept illegal firearms.
...
...the loss of the Guard and regular military units can be placed solely at the feet of the traitorous, malevolent criminal who leaked the Project Fire Break memo.
To any and all who read this, I can only repeat the two points that everyone seems to have missed:
First, the idea never really got past early theory stages.
Second, only a limited number of the lowest yield tactical devices were called for, to be used in remote, low population areas so as to minimize the casualties this warning would require.
Sadly, at the time, no was willing to listen.
...
After the last of my reserve protectorate forces had been pushed out, the peaceful, caring Caliphate was destroyed, its citizens forced to live under the rule of what amounted to warlords, whatever title of "Mayor" or "Sheriff" they bestowed upon themselves.
...
And so I found myself with only the most limited die-hard supporters. But with their strength, I stood up against my enemies and made them understand two very important things.

1: Everything I did, I did to make America, and indeed the world, a better place.
2: Hillary Clinton doesn't run from a fight.


About the author:

Open Term President Hillary Clinton lives with her family in Havana, Cuba, where she leads the American Government-in-Exile. She is currently working with the United Nations and other international partners to end the brutal and illegitimate regime of the self-styled "Restored Constitutional Republic of the United States".

[Writer's note: Any similarity between The Honorable Caliphate of Michigan and events taking place in Detroit from John Ringo's "The Last Centurion" is purely coincidental. No, wait, not coincidental. What's that other word? Plagiarized. Yeah, that's it, completely plagiarized.]
Posted by: Captain Comic at December 31, 2017 11:15 AM (wzqy/)

Extraneus

Since people are commenting, let me just say in my own defense that I've been an engineer for a long time, and have worked on many complicated problems. Not bragging about that, and I think I'd have been happier in a different field, but that's the way it worked out.

In the technical world, when investigating a problem, it's very easy to assume things that you don't know. Easy and possibly deadly, or at least extremely costly. You cannot assume things you don't know. You can put them at the top of your list of possibilities, but that's all they are until verified.

Buckeye

They all were made to run, so they will. :)

Excellent henry!

Collecting dust would be such a waste.

Appalled

Ext:

Even on #metoo matters, you are consistent and tend to stick to what’s out there. We simply disagree on the way these allegations should be handled.

When I tip the hat, I do mean it.

Jim Eagle

This one of the assholes who was on Issa/Chaffetz GoOversiteComm who I always wanted to smack in the nose. What a complete tool to the over abundance of DC beaurcrats and overpaid AFMCE members.

Which brings me to my number one issue in re the Federal Government. Why do we have Civil Service and its protections as well as Unions?

Jim Eagle

The Link:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/virginia-dem-gop-government-dangerous-living-creatures-especially-federal-workers/

Stupid Jack!

Jim Eagle

Happy New Year to all my family in the UK and Ireland.

narciso

so guess who was funding bloom in her snipehunt re trump, can you say david brock, and Susie buell Tompkins?

Beasts of England

Thanks, henry!! I've always been fascinated by model trains, but never had much other than the Lionel set I received ca. 1968. It's been twenty five years and seven houses since I last set it up, and it was probably sold in a garage sale years ago...

boris

"in my own defense that I've been an engineer for a long time"

As have I, and for an engineer a valid inference might be better than a hunch and that's about it.

Alas politics and law are not like engineering. Maybe that's a good thing.

James D.

Happy new year, JOM!

At the Kennedy Center to see “An American in Paris” and then hopefully there will be some sort of vehicle to get us home.

Jim Eagle

Engineers? How many are we here? Boris and whovever he was responding to?

I am Architectural Engineering and MS in Ops Research.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That oughta be a whole book, CH.
Has that aggrieved I-would-be-fifty-points-ahead-if the people-weren't-such-stupid-ingrates tone down perfect.

Jim Eagle

2:30 to gp If Bengals beat Ravens, Bills get in. If Ravens win they get in. I want to see Jack Nicklaus in the playoffs, don't you?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


James Woods
‏Verified account @RealJamesWoods
31 Dec 2017

It is now clear that @realDonaldTrump cares not what his critics think, nor what polls suggest, nor even if he is re-elected. He genuinely cares to make #America great; not as a slogan, but as the heartfelt mission of a true warrior. God bless him for it.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--In the technical world, when investigating a problem, it's very easy to assume things that you don't know. Easy and possibly deadly, or at least extremely costly. You cannot assume things you don't know. You can put them at the top of your list of possibilities, but that's all they are until verified.--

Two thoughts;
1. In politics, it's usually a lot more dangerous if you don't assume the worst about the crooks facing you.
In engineering if you wait until you have all the facts pinned down you usually won't die. In politics it's usually the opposite.

2. Most of the fun in politics is assuming things you don't know.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Iggy, I was impressed with how well he captured her clunky and uninspiring speaking style.

Beasts of England

And speaking of trains, the older Beastette and her fiancé boarded a train this afternoon for New Orleans!! They don't have game tickets (yet) but she has an enviable record of finding an old friend who happens to have an extra seat or two... :)

Captain Hate on the iPhone

JiB, I just took a gander at the enneffell standings and was reminded of all the time that was freed up by not watching those dimwits.

JimNorCal

Yes that was a lovely piece of alt reality!
Glad Hillary winds up in Cuba tho likely the Cubans would be less excited.

Jim Eagle

Sorry, Iggy, but in Engineering people, sometimes lots of them die, if you assume the wrong set of circumstances or outcomes, (your crooks facing you). No comparison. And I understand why you would like to make a comparable comparison but their isn't even if they insist on politics being sience. It isn't.

The Rumsfield doctrine dosn''t apply to engineering. I either know or I don't and if I don't I don't do it. Simple.

Jim Eagle

Bengals keeping the Ravens out of the playoffs. Moar Jack Nicklaus next week:)

Buckeye

Enjoyed the Shrillery piece CH.

Dodged a bullet no doubt.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Sorry, Iggy, but in Engineering people, sometimes lots of them die, if you assume the wrong set of circumstances or outcomes, (your crooks facing you).--

My comment was about half tongue in cheek, JiB, but if you'll reread it I think you'll see that's what I said about engineering but that politics is the opposite.
Wasn't comparing so much as contrasting.

exdemocrat

"when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

so i take it that Sherlock was not an engineer, then.

Buckeye

Ext, when the bullets are whizzing past your head, you might insist on "proof" that one will kill you by waiting for one to hit you in the forehead.

I prefer to make an assumption about what the outcome will be.

boris

"when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

If the design doesn't work or fails ... that type of inference will sometimes work out ... But you don't go to production with the design until it's proven by repair or replacement.

Troubleshooting is often required of an engineer but the rules are different.

clarice

Looks like the mullahs are done:https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/947623995213463552

Jim Eagle

Syndey at New Years is spectacular. Watching on Sky.

Get Apple TV.

boris

"when the bullets are whizzing past your head"

Let's add war to the list with politics and law of things that are not just like engineering.

Jim Eagle

boris, the old inverse rule still applies "if its not broken, don't fix it" but unfortunartely, it is very seldom applied.

 narcisoyea

No hews mostly bared on Joseph bell, the chief surgeon in Edinburgh. Correction, ledeen was the Italian stringer for the new republic back in the 70s, not new York magazine. The former publication captain has memorably renamed.

 narcisoyea

He was based, so downer is the thin reed on which the never trumpets have pitched their tent:
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/gosfords-man-of-gob/news-story/db1a8966b56cd4bece819bb49bf77544

Janet 🚬

"But for those who take seriously the world that exists outside of newspaper op-ed pages, it is a very good thing that Donald Trump is our president. It is time for the Never Trumpers to gain a sense of perspective, to throw in the towel, and to acknowledge reality."

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/its-time-to-pull-the-plug-on-never-trumpism.php

Momto2

Shrillery piece was fun! Will they have those special vans to haul her around down in Cuba? Don't think their vehicles are the latest so maybe not.

Updated profile pic of Darby - Her head is no longer black - she is 8+ months old and will be visiting the vet to be spayed on Tuesday. She is a joy even though everything about Christmas had to be re-thought with her in mind. (She likes to open gifts and chew up Byers carolers!)

Quiet New Year's Eve here with a fire roaring and binging Netflix for entertainment!

Beasts of England

That would be a heck of a way to ring in the New Year, clarice!!

Janet 🚬

John's Powerline post reminds me of this comment from Tom Canaday last year:

"One thing I know for a fact is that GWB spent eight years "staying above the fray" while the leftists trashed him, for the most part dishonestly and over nothing. He never defended himself or punched back, and none of the other Republicans defended him either. After six years of this we got Reid and Pelosi, and then two years later we got Obama and Democrat super-majorities in Congress. This was a disaster for America! I have been waiting decades for a Republican who calls the leftists what they are, haters and losers, and who takes a we-win-they-lose approach toward them. Now we've finally got one! Happy New Year and God Bless America!"

Beasts of England

lol, Momto2!!

Captain Hate

The Farsi Ferret must be miserable. Let freedom ring!

Captain Hate

Love the new Darby picture. Spaying her must be like microsurgery.

Janet 🚬

Some old comments about "rude" Trump-

"Ironic that when Trump speaks to the Left the way the Left speaks to Trump every day, The Left considers it a sign of mental instability." ~ tweet by Bill Mitchell

**********
Jeffrey Varasano: ALL leftist 'outrage' is phony. ALL of it. These are the people that give you Piss Christ, that give Grammy Nominations to songs with the F word in the title, who parade naked fat old men in front of little girls at Pride Parades, who chant "What's better than 12 dead cops? 13 dead cops".

NONE of the outrage over Trump is real. NONE of it. ANYONE rolling back Cultural Marxism is going to get this treatment, no matter how mild mannered, or reasoned. Scott Walker was Hitler. We are all Hitler.

Fight. Trump is a fighter. He's what we need. No one else gives us any legit chance. NO ONE. Think of a name. You can't. There is no one on the scene. It's Trump or the Left wins and Western Civilization is done. We are lucky to have him.

**************
"I voted for a bombastic New York businessman. I got a bombastic New York businessman. I'm loving every minute of it." – John Shade Vick

**************
"Dealing with your opponents in a civil and gentlemanly manner is a good idea...if they deal with you in like ways. Since the progs don't, we finally have someone who meets them on their own terms." - Alex Bensky

Threadkiller

I remember when the afterbirthers sought the best political answer that could win when faced with the engineering problem of Obama's fraudulent image of a purported identification document.

exdemocrat

2017 was the year it became manifest that in politics, fence-sitting results only in getting splinters in your ass.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That the mullahs are done is not an assumption I will come close to making yet, but if they are what a Christmas/New Years miracle.
Image at Wictors;

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

In a just world they'd revoke Barry's Nobel Peace Prize and give it posthumously to Neda and this years to the girl flying her hijab on a stick.

GUS

Great post Janet. My thoughts exactly. The FULL COMMIE LEFT,has no interest in giving an inch on anything. They slime and slander ANYONE who opposes them, as does the pathetic MFM. Trump supports WHITE SUPREMACISTS, Conservatives want children to die. Plays in NYC, where Trump is murdered. Shitting on TEA PARTIES. Soros support of RACE DIVISION.

Fuck em, destroy them.

Captain Hate

https://mobile.twitter.com/dbongino/status/947617228475822080

Momto2

If Twitter is any gauge - that may become an iconic image, Iggy!

 narcisoyea

She is adorable, momto2,

 narcisoyea

Yes its very silly, time to call in graham Chapman,

https://mobile.twitter.com/OptimisticCon/status/947618542169419776?p=v

GUS

http://abcnews.go.com/US/trumps-global-warming-tweet-troll-job-based-science/story?id=52044473&cid=clicksource_4380645_4_film_strip_icymi_hed

This is ABC NEWS ......NEWS WEB SITE.

This is what passes for NEWS. Unbiased reportage.

wow.

 narcisoyea

The preceding was the fake news as prelude to the fake 'real news' got that:
https://mobile.twitter.com/kenvogel/status/947590949022117889?p=v

GUS

I think our STATE FAIR will be serving HIJAB on a STICK.......DEEP FRIED. Halal??

Captain Hate

Yes, that Sarsour crone can continue to dress in a potato sack while her partners in causing ED cackle away.

daddy


Happy New Year!!!!!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hijab girl reminds me of the Tienanmen Square tank guy in her quiet courage.
I'm sure this was linked when it came out but a nice time to relink what tyrants do;
Estimates of over 10,000 people murdered in 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre.

Jim Eagle

Sky TV is my partner tonight. Great coverage from London, Rio and hopefully us on the East Coast. Nice Fireworks all arround in Brazill.

Bonne année!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If there's one country in the middle east besides Israel with the culture, competence, history and pro western populace to at least have a go at semi functioning self governance it's Iran.
Whether they could overcome Islam's pernicious effects I'm not sure but it would be nice to see them have a crack at it.

daddy

In the Seoul Hotel at 11 AM now. The US channels, FOX/CNN/MSNBC, are all focused on the fluff of the New years Eve fireworks shows, but the local Korean channels are covering the Nork Dictators comments this morning or yesterday saying that he has his finger on the Nuclear Trigger and his threats to use it are not a bluff.

GUS

Ig, Iran is backward, not because of lack of education and the #1 natural resource, it's people.
They are backward, because their "LEADERS" are RELIGIOUS FANATICS, whose only concern is HATE of ISRAEL and Western nations that they see as heretics. Islam isn't the problem, fanatical murderous hateful Islam is the problem.
FREEDOM and self determination, does not mean ISLAM ceases to exist, it means the PEOPLE choose their own destiny. Iran rid itself of a MONARCH, it can do so again.

GUS

Daddy, the WHITE TRUCK is blocking the NK news here.

THE WHITE TRUCK.....FORE!!!!!!

Captain Hate

The Restraining Order's begging emails seem to be more frantic than ever. He's even recruited shitheads like John Legend (maybe Broooooooce wasn't returning his calls) to shill for him instead of playing his crummy music. It's amusing in a pouring salt on slugs kind of a way but I'm thinking I need more highbrow entertainment in the new year.

daddy

Here's a bit on Kim Jong-Un's beligerance, and note the pics of North Korean Ice Sculptures of Ballistic Missiles and Self Propelled ICBM launchers.

Rocco

Happy New Year all! It's going to be a great one. This guy from Right Side News has lots about Iran. He was linked on Reddit and he's live again at 10 (i think)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNXfyZ-LDJc

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Photo of Jared, Ianka and the kids on Mew Year's Eve:

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I forgot!

Link for tablet users:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSa94vzV4AAPIzP.jpg

GUS

https://news.sky.com/story/prince-philip-asks-if-bearded-man-is-a-terrorist-11191136

Dear God, when will the bigoted madness stop!!!
The CLICK BAIT headline got me to look!!!
Prince Philip needs to be charged with a HATE crime.

GUS

Restraining order is Brown???

Captain Hate

Yes, Gus, due to his ex taking one out on him when the hoarse voiced goof maybe let his inner feminist reveal itself.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/937493240831512576

Sundance/LastRefuge/ConservativeTreehouse thread about Inspector General's upcoming report:.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President Trump, Melania, and Barron arrive at New Year's Ee celebration at Mar-s-Lago:

GUS

Josh Mandel. "Hey, I heard you beat your wife"

Perfect. Would a COMMIE/LIBTARD do otherwise??
Capn' knowing what I know about Sherrod Brown, he is fairly dimwitted and a lock step DEMOTARD.
He sometimes postures as pro-Military, but is clearly a bank bencher and lifetime POL. He first took a political office in AHIA at about 22 years old. LOSER.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Post accompanying picture by Mark Knoller:


Mark Knoller
‏Verified account @markknoller
3m3 minutes ago

"We're going to have a great year," says Pres Trump as he arrives with @FLOTUS , and son Barron for New Year's Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago. "We're going to have a fantastic 2018," he tells press pool.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mark Knoller
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"We are going to have a tremendous year," says @POTUS on his way into the New Year's Eve party. "Stock market, I think, is going to continue to go up. Companies are going to continue to come into the country. And they're doing it now, soon to be a record clip."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I just cannot make it until midnight.

Happy New Year to all of my JOM friends!

See you in 2018!

Janet 🚬

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/31/hillary-clinton-backer-paid-500g-to-fund-women-accusing-trump-sexual-misconduct-before-election-day-report-says.html

"One of Hillary Clinton’s wealthy pals paid $500,000 in an unsuccessful effort to fund women willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of Esprit Clothing and a major Clinton campaign donor for many years, gave the money to celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom who was working with a number of Trump accusers at the time, according to the paper’s bombshell report.

Bloom solicited donors by saying she was working with women who might “find the courage to speak out” against Trump if the donors would provide funds for security, relocation and possibly a “safe house,” the paper reported.

Former Clinton nemesis turned Clinton operative David Brock also donated $200,000 to the effort through a nonprofit group he founded, the paper reported in an article entitled, “Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims.”"...

GUS

Where is Barry Jugears spending New Years Eve?

Buckeye

Where is Barry Jugears spending New Years Eve?

Unfortunately, not in a prison or a pine box.

GUS

Buckeye, ACE banned me many years ago for a similar thought.
I said that I was not interested in Opie's birth certificate, but would love to see his death certificate.
He made an ass of himself and threatened to turn the SECRET SERVICE on me.

Buckeye

Hardly constitutes a threat.

Screw Ace.

GUS

Of course it wasn't a threat, was an off hand remark, as the debate was a legit birth certificate.
Some of these successful bloggers, are WEIRD.
Jim Hoft for example.

Captain Hate

Jim Treacher lost his mind one night at AoS. Really ugly shit. Not sure if drinking and pain meds produced it but there was no excuse for what he said. Never apologized either so fuck him.

Captain Hate

While we're trashing online people who used to be somewhat sane, how's Patterico's asylum ending the year?

GUS

I think Pooooterico has gone THE FULL LIL GREEN FOOTBALLS.
If you want to know how Erik the Red States ass tastes, ask POOOOOTER.

 narcisoyea

Well there have been two reasonably sane threads on Iran and the amnesia about communism. And one dead thread about Stephens fainting spells

JimNorCal

The best one liner in US political history?
h/t BJG
HNY, JOMerz!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AFGiZT-MnI4

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That was the line that pounded a wooden stake through the old bat's heart.
Now, put her there.

GUS

This short video is PRICELESS
CON MAN.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wJMO7cmhHo

GUS

Ig the entire, you tube video thread of TRUMP come backs or put downs, is FANTASTIC. He doesn't take their shit, and he puts it right in their faces.
Most of it, is pre-GOP candidate, and almost all of it is SNARK these MF'ers have DISHED OUT, but have never faced.

Man Tran

Wow, all that ingineer talk floors me. I think you guys are kidding yourselves about known/knowns and all that shit. Jeebus, we went to the moon with fricken sliderules! Hell, Timoshenko drew a mark on a structure with a piece of chalk to set the pivot point on one of the first excavators. My intuition has served me well in air, auto, marine and rail and what few failures that I've suffered were always non-mechanical components that could have never been 'analyzed' in any practical way.

Happy New Year!

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