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January 22, 2019




Dave (in MA)

A sentence from the first link that might help you decide whether you want to read it or not, if you haven't already.

The broader problem is that the depravity, mendacity, vulgarity, and menace of the Trump Administration have put a lot of people, including reporters and editors, off their stride.

James D.

It's not journalism at all.

What sbw does is journalism. What Sharyl Atkisson does is journalism.

What these "reporters" and "writers" for the NYT (and WaPo, and BuzzFeed and MSNBC and all the rest who joined in on - or instigated in the first place - the twitter outrage mob) are doing is on the level of rats pushing the right button to get their food pellets.

The difference is, rats can't really aspire to anything higher than an extra food pellet.

The people you're talking about, TM, have expensive college degrees (and in many cases graduate degrees, too), and multi-page resumes full of prestigious jobs. They know better. If they choose to behave like lab rats, they should not be allowed to blame economics or what their peers are doing.

They are actively choosing this course, knowing it's wrong, knowing its harmful, knowing its self-destructive, and not caring one damn bit.

They deserve every single ounce of condemnation that is heaped upon them, and then some more for good measure.


Yes they are the thugee worshipers in the temple of doom:


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

This comment fits better on this thread anyway;

The MFM's game seems not too well thought out.
They have to know constantly being caught in lies alienates the marginal and "independent" types and is why they are thought even less of than lawyers.
Their base is already frenetic.
All progs ever say is how they are destined to conquer all via demographics. But their strategy only works with an influx of new progs, because they are absolutely running off native people far faster than they're gaining them [ie Blexit, #walkaway].
The Wall is an existential threat and they know it, as does Trump, hence their screeching insanity about it. And Trump himself with his unapologetic appeal to minorities is as well, hence their screeching insanity about him.
They don't hate him and his followers because they're a threat to an America they actually despise.
They hate us because we're the first real threat to them they have faced.


Unlike newspapers, we need coal mines. Suck on it NYT.



"We also know that it's a good deal for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico," Canada's Trade Minister says about the new NAFTA, the so-called "USMCA."



Consolidating the President's last 2 tweets from the last thread:

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
34m34 minutes ago

Former FBI top lawyer James Baker just admitted involvement in FISA Warrant and further admitted there were IRREGULARITIES in the way the Russia probe was handled. They relied heavily on the unverified Trump “Dossier” paid for by the DNC & Clinton Campaign, & funded through a...

...big Crooked Hillary law firm, represented by her lawyer Michael Sussmann (do you believe this?) who worked Baker hard & gave him Oppo Research for “a Russia probe.” This meeting, now exposed, is the subject of Senate inquiries and much more. An Unconstitutional Hoax. @FoxNews


Buckeye, any day any part of the government is closed is good.

Don't think for a second that I am worried about that:)

I am concerned about moving the wall agenda forward, and not getting legs cut out on everything for next 2 years.

Old Lurker

Buckeye "...not getting legs cut out on everything for next 2 years."

We passed that point last November even if one pretends we had it before.


John Roberts
‏Verified account @johnrobertsFox

SCOOP: @WhiteHouse has sent a letter to the Sergeant-At-Arms, asking to schedule a walk-through for the SOTU address. SAA cancelled a walk-through last week at the request of @SpeakerPelosi . @realDonaldTrump still plans to be at the Capitol on Jan 29 for the speech
I don't care what the pessimists say, this presidency is so damn fun!

Old Lurker

Hey MM, even we pessimists are having fun watching the show!


Matt Bowers, a diehard Saints fans who owns car dealerships throughout the southeast, has rented billboards in seven locations in and around Atlanta with 16 placements to voice his displeasure with the NFL. “And I’m not done yet,” he told ESPN. pic.twitter.com/ZHh0un2Xie

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2019

Photos of billboards at link.


Old Lurker,

What's really fun is that the democrats are saying stuff in reply to that tweet like "He can't come into the Capitol unless she invites him" and "She should arrest him!"

I got a great deal of pleasure from informing them that he is entitled to call a Joint Session of Congress for special purposes and that it is in the Constitution.

Comanche Voter

Ah Miss Marple. Nancy has told her fans that she is the equal of the President. So she can do what she wants. Or so she claims.

I'll agree that both Trump and Pelosi are citizens--in that they are equal. Beyond that, not so much.


ZeroHedge, so take it with appropriate grains (silos) of salt:



We never get to that interesting story do we henry:



Saints fans are crazy:

Darren Rovell

BREAKING: Attorney Frank D'Amico says he has filed a civil suit in New Orleans on behalf of Saints season ticket holders to make the right call and bring both teams back to replay the end of the game.


Wilbur should tell him that the lack of the citizenship question will cause Guam to flip over.

Lawmakers will question Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in March about a "wide range" of topics, House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says.



How much did he bet on the game?

Buford Gooch

Dave (in MA),
Thanks for the warning on the first link. I avoided it.


You're right, Ig, about the wall being an existential threat--to the Democratic demography-is-destiny sureties. From what I know of the academic left, they sure don't plan on reproducing themselves--in my department only a few of us have children (I am of course a weirdo with four). I think my last days will be happier with a big family than otherwise (not that I had kids on a prudential basis--quite the contrary!). I don't think many of my colleagues regret their choices but they haven't retired yet.

matt - deplore me if you must

The media have become Orwell's nightmare. Twice in the past week they have completely blown the news. They can no longer deny that they are fake media.

But instead of putting on sack cloth and ashes they have largely gone silent. Not one genuine apology for either story have I seen. That pretty well says it right there.

The spectacle of Nancy Pelosi at the front door of the Capitol trying to bar the president's entry will, I think, galvanize the muddle into realizing how badly they have been had.

She's going to lose this one badly, and it I think the shutdown may now blow up in those clown's faces. Trump appears very reasonable to most of us, but the hostage taking by the Dems is starting to seep out into public knowledge.

The image of nice, clean cut kids there for a March for Life being harassed and threatened by a bunch of black radicals and a kooky Native American activist are very hard to forget.

There is a significant minority in this country with vegan egg substitute on their faces.


The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada's ambassador to the United States told the Globe and Mail, as Beijing vowed to respond to Washington's actions.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, China's economic growth, as expected, slowed to 6.4% amid falling domestic demand, as well as economic pressure from the United States.

China's GDP growth in 2018 was 6.6%, which is the worst figure since 1990.


If I were a Saints fan I would be outraged too.
There is always controversy.
First with the weight of the footballs and now this egregiously missed pass interference call.
Play it over.
I guarantee the Saints will win.
If Rams win - a tainted victory.
It forces me to root for the Patriots.

Account Deleted

Do Dems think all the refugees & the illegal migrants CARE about polar bears & plastic bags?
All those young men will want pick-up trucks, not electric mini-cars.

Go into the migrant caravan & ask if they think a man that says he's a woman actually IS a woman.
Would refugees from the Middle East say Ma'am to the bruiser with lipstick?

Ignatz is right. Dems aren't thinking this through.


I just assumed that these were the same eejit officials that had done a couple of the last home games in Philadelphia. In one against the Cowboys, there was a bizarre offensive interference call against Philadelphia for a "swim move", long known as legal. Two weeks later, Philadelphia QB Nick Foles was "sacked" by Jadeveon Clowney with a blatant face mask that generated no flag or fine from the league office.


A kooky Native American activist”
But, but KK assures he is a pipe fitter,er a pipe carrier so the great gods will mete our his punishment.
There is no school today at Covington High School because pipe carrier decided to get in the faces of innocent young boys and then lie about it calling them beasts so he could grab 15 minutes of fame.
Right now high school students are preparing for AP tests they take in May.
When they score high enough they get college credit.Dances with Wolves just cost them a day of preparation


Jadeveon Clowney fined $40,110 for hit on Nick Foles


An uncredentialed ward churchill, we see the same plays over and over again, I didn't know of his tie to the Christic kooks

Jim Eagle

Has Lawyer Barnes been hired yet?


John Roberts
‏Verified account @johnrobertsFox
1m1 minute ago

.@WhiteHouse pursuing two tracks for SOTU. Preferred track is to deliver the speech as scheduled on Jan 29. Whether that happens or not is up to @SpeakerPelosi . 2nd track - a backup plan - is a speech somewhere outside of Washington, DC


" House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says."

IMO, what they need to find out is why Cummings has be put out of his elected position long ago for his lies?

Old Lurker

Thinks he wants his old job back?



In case anyone missed from 6am on the last thread, this piece by Pat Buchanan linked by MM is superb:


I’ve had mixed feelings about Buchanan over the years, but he nails it here.


I agree:

Stephen Green @VodkaPundit

Maybe we should go back to the old way where the SOTU was delivered by hand, to the Speaker's doorstep, in a flaming paper bag, filled with dog poop.


"This would be a huge blow to the pro-abortion agenda that has reigned in the U.S. for the last 40 years."

That murdered millions of Americans in the past 40 years.



And for those who dont get msnbc?


Attorney Frank D'Amico says he has filed a civil suit in New Orleans on behalf of Saints season ticket holders to make the right call and bring both teams back to replay the end of the game.

It's as if they won the popular vote but lost the electoral college.

You'd think there had never been a bad call before. Get over it.



Zerohedge has picked up the Buchanan column as well:




Captain Hate

Attorney Frank D'Amico should be boycotting the enneffell like I am. End of problem .



National Review Self-Destructs Over Covington Catholic




Gorka has put up Nick Sandmann's complete statement plus a video from 2 classmates discussing what has happened to them, their parents, and the school.

Jim Eagle


You're going to get a lot of young catholic boys and girls. 2019 World Youth Day is being held in Panama. My niece from France went to the one in Brazil, and there were over 1 million kids from around the world. Pope Che even went and said mass on Ipanema Beach.

Frederick may end up in Lourdes as a guide, and usher. His school does 2 weeks every year there, and his aunt is just up the road in Dax



BREAKING: U.S. cancels trade planning meeting with the Chinese as U.S. asks China to sweeten offer and amid stalled progress over IP enforcement - source


I just discovered my sister and my 2 nephews are going to Paris in June. My nephew the art teacher is in charge of deciding what museums and works of art to see. My other nephew, the iron worker, mainly wants to see the Eiffel Tower and some old buildings.

Does anyone have suggestions about restaurants or nightclubs (not go-go places but more like piano bars) that would be good for them to visit?

I didn't mention the yellow vest protests since she watches CNN and MSNBC and knows not a thing about them and would think I was crazy. LOL! Hopefully, the country won't be in a full-scale revolution by June.


and we hear from the black knight:




JiB, They are already here, we plan to be at home totally till they are gone.


A Democrat with a plan:



Some have made the point that, sooner or later, someone will probably be killed as a result of media incitement. I almost hate to say it, but I think the best case scenario would be for media figures to be the first victims.

Right now, they feel invincible, as if nothing bad could happen to them after they offer rewards for people to track down and punch high school kids in the balls, rescind college acceptances, fire people from their jobs, etc., etc. However, notice that these same media figures never come close to maligning Muslims. The reason is obvious: fear.

I think it would be a good thing if media figures were in fear of the consequences of inciting the mob. It's not like they all have bodyguards. Their address could be found and they could be tracked down and confronted. It might not even require violence to push them back from the brink, but I think it will require fear.



And some claim he is qualified????????????

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Commie vomits, other commies lap it up;
The Face of Supremacy, the Face of Patriarchy;
Why the Face of Supremacy, Patriarchy, and Violence Smirks.

Even after they know the truth is the opposite of what they write they cling to their idiocies.
Especially entertaining at the end where he admits others might interpret things differently than he does and proceeds to demonstrate how by interpreting them exactly as he does, only a little worse.
Their minds are gone, replaced by their glands.


Breaking News Feed @pzf


James D.

Here's a little bit of perspective, found on a friend's FB feed. No matter how bad things are, they're not as bad as they could be:

I just found out a guy who worked here last summer was found dead behind the Walmart with a needle in his arm. Coyotes were feeding on him


Kaye Ballard, singer-comedienne of stage and screen, dead at 93


Yikes, so this is a fellow who makes jeet her seem senaible.

Captain Hate

Using Biden as an example of anything other than a perverted liar is probably a mistake. I can't figure out why anyone would vote for such a transparent blowhard.


Nathan Phillips 'war hero' narrative is crumbling.

From WaPo: "Correction:...Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never deployed to Vietnam."


You'll probably need to wait for daddy to weigh in to get the real scoop, but I've been there around 10 times over the years and for a first visit I recommend Montmartre, near the church of Sacre-Coeur. Street artists, plenty of nearby restaurants. I haven't been there in around 10 years, but it always had a nice atmosphere when I was. Not too far from Pigalle, but I don't recommend Pigalle for a family trip.

(Click to open pics.)


Did not mean to add the “war hero” Nathan Phillips never
called himself that. Only that he was never in Vietnam.


Careful with "piano bars," btw. I once went into one, thinking I could have a few drinks and listen to music, only to find out that the stunningly beautiful woman who came and sat next to me and asked me to buy her a drink had more in mind than I was planning. (The waiter brought her a bottle of Dom Perignon, btw, which they expected me to pay for.)

I was able to make a quick getaway.


Hope it works out for the young man

Savannah Guthrie
Sitting down with Nicholas Sandmann - the student at the center of the protest controversy at the Lincoln Memorial. Airs tomorrow on


Sitting down with Nicholas Sandmann

Oy, not sure what good can come from sitting down with anyone connected with NBC.


jimmyk, hand deliver the lawsuit service?


James Woods
To libel or slander an innocent child and/or his family, and especially promote violence against them, is a serious cause of action. These heinously irresponsible media outlets have deep pockets. May I suggest Michael Weinsten of (link: http://lavelysinger.com/attorneys.html) lavelysinger.com/attorneys

Robert Barnes
Michael is excellent as is his partner, Marty Singer, w/ whom I worked before. May build a #DefamationDreamTeam w/ brilliant lawyers like
@KurtSchlichter (one of largest libel verdicts in history) & take these cases to a whole new level. Time for the press to pay for libel.


Didn't his written statement say that they wouldn't be taking any media requests?


'Fashion Troll' is the new haircut taking over the runway

Move over, fashy — the “fashion troll” is the hot men’s [sic] hair style of 2019.

Esquire is calling it now after Thom Browne’s Paris runway show on Saturday, in which the NYC-based menswear designer sent his models down the catwalk with swoopy, up-combed hairdos reminiscent of troll dolls.

(Click to see more.)

Old Lurker

Ext "(Click to see more.)"

No, thank you.


IS the slime face fashionable too?


Ext, can I click to see less?



Real Time Economics @WSJecon

Federal employees looking for full-time private-sector jobs, ZipRecruiter survey finds

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That dude needs to be sent back to his corner so Angelo Dundee can wipe the excess Vaseline off his face.


This is awful

Powerful interview with a #CovingtonCatholic parent. He tells the #ToddStarnesShow that homes have been vandalized and one student has had to move out of his house over safety concerns. Dangerous times, folks.


(Click to see more.)

Looks like Joe Scarborough!


Great characterization of Ben Shapiro from commenter at Am Thinker article clarice linked this morning:

Ben Shapiro, the David Hogg of NeverTrumpers.

Jim Eagle

Coming back from some errands and listening to Rush about this priest, Father Eric Beck on CNN saying "should not be allowed to wear the MAGA hats". Allowed? A Catholic hat Nazi.

Its already happening. The media is going to change the narrative, and blame it on Trump's MAGA hats, signify racial intolerance, anti-imigrant, homophobic, etc. The reporting was accurate it was the narrative we got wrong.

I think Ext is right: A killing is going to come out of this carp. I want to here from the Diocese and school administration. They need to stand up and say their "mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa", stet!


Dangerous times, folks.

Only for MAGA hat wearers. I'm sure Chuck Todd and Ana Navarro sleep ok.


I'm sure Chuck Todd and Ana Navarro sleep ok in their walled compounds.


I've never used the term 'Crisis Actor' before but Phillips looks like a Bering Strait Candidate at the very least. A Catholic School and the MAGA hat were the Queen of Hearts.

I saw someone refer to this incident as 'The Trail of Sneers' but how about The Trail of Smears?


If Nathan Phillips was born February 22, 1954, he could have been in the last draft lottery in 1973, if he hadn't joined up voluntarily in 1972.

The Vietnam War was over on 30 April 1975.



The justices will decide whether a New York City ordinance which strictly regulates the possession and transportation of handguns outside the home is constitutional.

Tuesday’s grant marks the first time that the Supreme Court has engaged with the Second Amendment since it issued a pair of landmark decisions in 2008 and 2010 which affirmed the constitutional right to keep guns in the home for self-defense.

Since those two decisions, however, the federal courts have upheld a range of gun control measures against constitutional challenges, to the consternation of Second Amendment activists. The high court’s continued silence on gun rights in view of those rulings baffled many observers and periodically drew fierce dissents from the conservative justices.

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a June 2017 opinion. “But the framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a state denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it.”

Now more than ever.

Captain Hate

Again the MAGA hat was such a perfect marketing device and infinitely preferable to the "I'm With Her" self cucking device. For all the sneering of that Palmieri witch at Kellyanne, Team Tub Dive ran a horribly conceived campaign although polishing that giant turd was mission highly improbable.

Jim Eagle

How to destroy the Earth in 3 Easy Steps (easy for God, but not us mere humans). The writer is a astrophyicist at Ohio State. A Buckeye!



The internet allows too much freedom for the EU elites to swallow:

The devil is in the details. Articles 11 and 13 of this act contain some hefty restrictions. Under the provisions of this legislation, any content aggregator would be forced to enter into an agreement with every content creator they feature and compensate them if they show a snippet of text from their publications or an embedded image.


Captain Hate

Moar Ewok cleansing fire:


Jim Eagle

Anyone who was taught at Catholic school by nuns know damn well that they get it wrong a lot of times. Like spanking me in 3rd grade for something Eddy Libby, who sat behind me, did:) But these Sisters of Mercy should know better. And the comments? Oh voy!



How about a Root Beer Summit at the White House?

Captain Hate

HOF zombie:

666 I search this thread and nowhere, to my amazement, does the word "Alinsky" appear.

Dudes, this vilification of these boys is taken verbatim from Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," in which he instructs leftist mobs to pick individual targets and destroy them one by one, rather than trying to take on the full force of the united enemy line.

The left ALWAYS has to choose a single individual villain to demonize and destroy. It serves as a way to cause attrition among the enemy ranks, but more importantly is a technique to frighten everyone else into silence and compliance -- the "pour encourager les autres" of th French Revolution, or the "head on spikes" of Vlad Tepes' Wallachia.
Posted by: zombie at January 22, 2019 03:19 PM (c+2jX)



Aw gee, that was Peyton Manning.

Old Lurker

Ext, that gun case will be a HUGE indication of where the new court (with Kavanaugh) is going. It will be even more nail biting if RBG is dead but not replaced when it gets argued in April and decided by June.


I was looking for the spelling of Sandmann's name earlier, so I went to Bing and typed in "Nicholas", expecting it to come up in the suggestions. Then I added "S". No dice. Then I went to "Sand". Still no dice. Then I went to "Sandman". Still didn't come up!

Then I went to DuckDuckGo and typed "Nicholas", and his name was the 2nd choice.

Try it.




Did someone jump the gun?

Laura Ingraham
EXCLUSIVE on the new #LauraIngrahamPodcast — the Covington Catholic students threatened by the leftist internet mob will be meeting with @realDonaldTrump at the White House as early as tomorrow. @iTunes @PodcastOne

Laura Ingraham
Now White House now seems to be in flux re. Covington Catholic kids. Announced any meeting would happen after shutdown. Odd as it would be less meaningful if delayed.


Agreed, OL. I'd actually hate to take the risk on something so important, and hope she's replaced before then.

If you read further than what I excerpted, it's really amazing what they get away with. (In the next quotes, I'm pretty sure they mean handguns, not all firearms, but maybe it's even worse than I imagine.)

New York state residents must obtain a license from local officials to lawfully possess a firearm. In New York City, license-holders are only authorized to transport their firearms to one of seven gun ranges in the New York-area. They may not transport guns for any other purpose without written permission from the New York Police Department, nor may they take their guns beyond city limits.

Three city residents and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association sued the city, alleging its gun transport ban violates the Second Amendment. One of the plaintiffs said in court filings that he wishes to carry his firearm to a second home for self-defense, while the other two want to use their guns in range and shooting competitions outside the city.

In response, city lawyers say an earlier, more permissive licensing regime was rife with abuses which necessitated reforms that now govern the issuance of gun permits in the city.

“These [abuses] included licensees traveling with loaded firearms, licensees found with firearms nowhere near the vicinity of an authorized range, licensees taking their firearms out on airplanes, and licensees traveling with their firearms during hours when no NYPD-authorized range was open,” they wrote in a brief to the justices.

It seems impossible that such an onerous regime could withstand a 2nd Amendment challenge.


A long piece on why journalism devolved and will not change:https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/28/does-journalism-have-a-future?currentPage=all&fbclid=IwAR1xWY6FkAxX3ptzDsxqk-5lDX8AAPi_W_3vOkwT1pvXkkUriBWAHZgnJTk

Captain Hate

How many people here knew that Scotty Centerfold was the ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa?

mike in houston

As an alumni of Transylvania University, in Lexington,KY,(1974) I am writing the president asking that he provide a "full-ride" scholarship for one of the guys from Coventry Catholic School. A little about Transy. It was founded in 1780 as the 16th oldest college in the US. It was the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Notable students included Stephen F Austin, Jeff Davis, Cassius Clay (the abolitionist, not the fighter), "Happy" Chandler, John Hunt Morgan (although he was kicked out for dueling), and many governors senators and other public officials, throughout the west. It also played in the first football game in the south (1880) I will post his response, if any.


CH @ 4:01...*raises hand*

Captain Hate

Gold star for Marlene. Maybe that was known by me at the time of the appointment and I just forgot about it.

Jim Eagle

Mike in Houston,

I think Berea College is the opposite of Translyvania, right?

I am still livid about this Covington Catholic kerfuffle. That kid looked like Frederick, and now I have to worry that any Catholic school kid is a target. That is the way the left using Alinsky rules performs.

This is far from over. I still say Stolen Valor should look into Phillips USMC claims.

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