Hi there, !
Today Sat 06/22/2019 Fri 06/21/2019 Thu 06/20/2019 Wed 06/19/2019 Tue 06/18/2019 Mon 06/17/2019 Sun 06/16/2019 Archives
Rantburg
422469 articles and 1483057 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 70 articles and 227 comments as of 23:29.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Posting Order
Spain busts gang that helped finance al-Qaeda in Syria
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 6: Politix
2 16:36 lord garth [234] 
18 20:01 trailing wife [345] 
4 19:16 Frank G [222] 
5 14:49 Mercutio [181] 
6 22:58 charger [168] 
5 09:39 M. Murcek [244] 
5 16:36 charger [147] 
6 18:47 Dale [204] 
1 01:36 Besoeker [183] 
10 14:06 Woodrow [303] 
6 19:21 Frank G [298] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
2 08:31 Dron66046 [112]
1 07:39 AlanC [111]
0 [86]
0 [138]
0 [76]
0 [73]
0 [78]
0 [94]
0 [100]
0 [83]
0 [88]
0 [79]
0 [83]
0 [85]
0 [94]
0 [155]
0 [96]
0 [132]
0 [119]
9 20:07 Phaick Uneretle6310 [297]
0 [95]
Page 2: WoT Background
2 15:29 lord garth [145]
4 19:17 Frank G [283]
1 08:51 M. Murcek [101]
6 22:52 Albert Angitle1976 [144]
0 [74]
2 09:43 M. Murcek [163]
9 13:52 gorb [198]
0 [81]
2 07:55 g(r)omgoru [150]
0 [75]
0 [83]
1 14:27 Alaska Paul [102]
6 09:20 Procopius2k [185]
5 09:56 Silentbrick [223]
Page 3: Non-WoT
3 22:06 Canuckistan sniper [169]
2 10:30 M. Murcek [144]
2 16:10 DarthVader [114]
1 21:52 Bugs Smiter of the Slytherins2880 [127]
1 20:58 Tom [79]
15 17:23 Capsu 78 [319]
7 14:30 Herb McCoy [267]
3 13:39 Skidmark [119]
3 10:18 The peanut gallery [218]
2 11:35 M. Murcek [148]
14 19:50 CrazyFool [275]
3 18:31 Frank G [131]
3 11:49 M. Murcek [138]
1 09:27 Skidmark [116]
4 09:06 Procopius2k [195]
7 11:06 Frozen Al [211]
11 19:01 Frank G [298]
Page 4: Opinion
2 18:59 Large Untervehr3733 [241]
7 18:46 Frank G [322]
4 16:19 magpie [195]
1 07:38 Raj [144]
6 18:19 Bright Pebbles [316]
1 09:35 M. Murcek [105]
6 15:11 Rex Mundi [211]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
‘CRIME BOSS': Closing Arguments in NXIVM Trial ‐ Satanism, Mexico Child Trafficking, Hillary, Schumer and Gillibrand Ties
[Big League Politics] Closing arguments began Monday at Brooklyn federal court in the sex trafficking trial of NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere, who stands accused of violating young illegal immigrant girls from Mexico and imprisoning them on threat of deportation by the cult. Human experiments and Satanism-inspired rituals took place at the cult, according to the mountains of evidence exposed by this historic trial of the new century.

"The defendant tapped into a never-ending flow of women and money," the prosecution said of Raniere Monday, calling him a "crime boss with no limits and no checks on his power."

Evidence shows how the NXIVM sex cult illegally raised money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, how it counted Clinton friend Richard Mays and Kirsten Gillibrand’s stepmother as active members and Gillibrand’s father as an employee, and how the cult’s "ally" Chuck Schumer was compromised by virtue of the cult possessing his financial records.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It creeps me out and amuses me how much Raniere looks like John Ritter. Proves that not only does everyone have a doppelganger, but often also an "evil twin."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#2  even worse is that Allison Mack looks like Allison Mack

I thought the Chloe character should have been the one to marry Clack Kent at the end of Smallville but, well, it wasn't to be.

I would be even more in pain if Erica Durance, one of the most beautiful women ever in a SciFy series, was involved.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/19/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||


Emails Show Obama State Department’s Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal
[BREITBART] John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, unsuccessful presidential candidate, and utterly failed Secretary of State...
, President Obama’s secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so it’s not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
Judicial Watch now has received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, they just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials ‐ Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer ‐ coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip the mealy-mouthed Steny StinkyHoyer
... Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi's second banana, or plaintain, or mango, or whatever he is...
’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel Silverberg, to work on Russia dossier information provided by Remington Christopher Steele.

Steele was surreptitiously paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the infamous anti-Trump dossier used to justify a series of FISA spy warrants targeting Carter Page. Winer is a former Obama State Department deputy assistant secretary who was implicated in working with Steele and Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal to circulate the anti-Trump dossier.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 25, 2018, on behalf of ourselves and The Daily Caller News Foundation against the State Department after it failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Steele was surreptitiously paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the infamous anti-Trump dossier.....

"Clinton campaign and DNC, yea, that's it. That's what the check said anyways, honest Indian.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 1:36 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Bill Maher Condemns Oberlin College SJWs: ‘There’s a Price to Pay’
[BREITBART] Comedian Bill Maher criticized social justice warriors at Oberlin College this week over their role in defaming a local bakery. The family-owned business won a $44 million judgment in a defamation case against the notoriously progressive school.

Gibson’s Bakery was awarded $44 million in total damages by an Ohio jury last week when they decided that Oberlin College had defamed the bakery, calling it racist for its actions during a shoplifting incident.

This week, comedian Bill Maher condemned the "social justice warriors" behind the defamation.

"Social justice warriors ... are finally finding that maybe there’s a price to pay [for political correctness]," Maher said during his weekly HBO show. The liberal comedian has long argued that political correctness does more harm than good to the cause of liberalism.

Oberlin College maintains that they did not defame Gibson’s Bakery. According to the college, it simply aided students who wished to engage in activism in response to the incident at the bakery. Oberlin believes that it was simply helping its students express themselves.

The jury did not see it that way.

"I’m tired of the term ’political correctness’," Sykes said on the panel. "It’s like ’performative wokeness.’ In our mono-culture, we have to find a way to humiliate, to drive people out that we disagree with, and I will tell you that there’s a huge backlash. ... The folks on the right were bailing on liberalism. ... They’re basically saying that, ’The Left wants to destroy you, they hate you, they want to take away your rights, they want to destroy your business.’ Unfortunately, you have anecdotes like this that make it that plausible."
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unleash the hungry lawyers!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/19/2019 7:30 Comments || Top||

#2  I've noticed that the ads for "we'll handle your disability denial claim" have dried up. Clearly there is a hunger for new opportunities among that crowd of shysters.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Old Bolshevik asks for chistka to end.
Posted by: charger || 06/19/2019 16:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Maher is occasionally correct, as in this. Don't pin any honorific badges on him based on his actual batting average
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 19:16 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Bernie: No, I don't believe Trump and Pompeo when they say that Iran attacked those oil tankers
[Hot Air] Bernie and Herb agree. All our symps are in agreement. Commie and Islamic
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's the plan. Iran starts a fight, the Dems use it as pretext against Trump, and they hope anti-war sentiment sweeps them into office.

Afterwards they pay off the Iranians again, just as Kerry negotiated.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/19/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#2  All our symps are in agreement. Commie and Islamic

There is a third category.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/19/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  The "America always bad" crowd in the ZH comments agree also. Tin foil hats for all...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  So, what authority did a prior administration have in acting on Libya? What proof was presented to rationalize/justify that action?

War is not a game. Do or do not. They can cry all they want, but someone who has the will to carry out an overwhelming, definitive, hard destruction of an long time adversary in matter of days/weeks will be seen as a winner by the only people who count.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#5  For a fraction of what is spent messing around in the ME and Asia we could completely seal the CONUS borders, triple what we spend on missile defense and spend that same amount on Prompt Global Strike and another nice dash of cash for intel platforms. Then sit back and say "Go ahead, try it..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#6  US Navy: Mine used against Japanese tanker similar to Iranian mines

The US Navy on Wednesday displayed fragments of limpet mines it said had been removed from one of two oil tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman – saying the devices bore a “striking resemblance” to Iranian ones.

“The limpet mine that was used in the attack is distinguishable and also strikingly bearing a resemblance to Iranian mines that have already been publicly displayed in Iranian military parades,” said Cmdr. Sean Kido, who leads an explosive ordnance dive and salvage task group in the Naval Forces Central Command.

Kido, who spoke to reporters at a NAVCENT facility near the UAE port of Fujairah, showed small fragments said to have been removed from the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous.

Also on display was a magnet purportedly left by a team from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

The US military previously released images it said showed the IRGC removing an unexploded limpet mine from the Kokuka Courageous, which was hit by explosions along with the Norwegian-owned Front Altair ship on June 13.

Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Despite the similarity between this and the Gulf of Tonkin incident (both involved boats and water), my read is the Iranians done it. A not-very-effective attack to give everyone a taste of what sort of disruption to expect if things went south, combined with some brave rescues at sea to show the world they aren't such bad guys after all.

Unexpectedly, the cheap munitions (Russian export grade or indigenous Iranian?) didn't all go off and someone had to go retrieve the un-exploded evidence least people see thru the ruse.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/19/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Bbbbbb but, the peace loving Iranians would leave everybody alone if only the pallets of DoS cash started flying in again. And you can bet there are assholes at Foggy Bottom trying to sell that right now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Bernie doesn't believe communism doesn't work despite lots of bloody evidence, or that capitalism works (if left alone by government folks) despite raising standards of living worldwide. Reality really isn't his strong suit.

Love of Bernie serves as a nice weather-vane to judge if someone you are talking to is an idiot or not.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/19/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Amen...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||

#11  So, what authority did a prior administration have in acting on Libya?

Hush, now, P2K. That was the Baraq admin which is beyond question.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/19/2019 11:44 Comments || Top||

#12  If only the USA didn't have a track record of false flag attacks to start wars with countries that never attacked us, this wouldn't be an issue.

Hey, who can rattle off a false flag attack that started a war? I'll start: Gulf of Tonkin. Next? Hint: there are a lot of them.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/19/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#13  FALSE FLAGS START WARS!
Posted by: gorb || 06/19/2019 17:41 Comments || Top||

#14  Herb, other than the Gulf of Tonkin, can you cite some of the "many others"?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/19/2019 18:42 Comments || Top||

#15  #12 - you only get to say "Gulf of Tonkin" once, btw
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 18:48 Comments || Top||

#16  Mossadegh had a heckuva nose!
He could smell Kermit Roosevelt's toes
And the web of defeat
That we cast in his street
When he trampled our sweet roamin' rose.

Posted by: Blossom Slomoque1149 || 06/19/2019 19:47 Comments || Top||

#17  I just want to say that #12 is *not* HerbBot, which is still under development. Although admittedly the output is similar.

As for to start wars with countries that never attacked us, we are talking Iran here. Don't make me get out the history book.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/19/2019 19:51 Comments || Top||

#18  For a fraction of what is spent messing around in the ME and Asia we could completely seal the CONUS borders,

The Mad Mullah’s agents have been inside the walls since 1979, M. Murcek, and spying out targets and assembling munitions shortly thereafter. The Muslim Brotherhood predates them here, as I recall. We did clear out a lot of underbrush after 9/11, when they fled — mostly to Canada, as I recall — instead of registering with the government.

And no, we could not completely seal the borders. Only seal them better, enough to discourage most of the amateurs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/19/2019 20:01 Comments || Top||


Eric Swalwell Pushes Federal Ban on Armed Teachers
[BREITBART] During a Monday speech near National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D-CA) pushed a federal ban on armed teachers.
"Pay attention to meeeeee!"
The Washington Examiner reports that the ban on armed teachers was just one of the numerous gun controls Swalwell
"Mr. <1%"
introduced. Other controls included the creation of a national gun registry, a ban on suppressors, and background checks for ammunition sales.

Swalwell’s push to bar states from arming teachers comes just months after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission issued a report calling for teachers to be armed. The head of that commission, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, lamented that no teachers were armed during the February 14, 2018, attack, noting that there were multiple opportunities to take out the gunman.

Breitbart News reported Gualtieri’s emphasis on the fact that the Parkland gunman paused five times to reload his firearm. Each pause represents a time an armed teacher or school staff member could have shot at the attacker.

Gualtieri told the AP, "People need to keep an open mind to it as the reality is that if someone else in that school had a gun it could have saved kids’ lives."
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All federal staff should be disarmed for a long period of time to prove it is safe for civilians to be disarmed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/19/2019 6:00 Comments || Top||

#2  BP, All federal staff should be disarmed, AND not be allowed to have armed security Secret Service, Police, Private etc......oh, and no walls around their own property.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/19/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  This is a state issue, not a federal issue, so butt out Swalwell!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/19/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#4  So he expects states to follow his Federal laws but looks the other way when Leftist States ignore other Federal laws. SMH.
Posted by: Hellfish || 06/19/2019 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  I predict that at some point he will be beaten with a flyswatter.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/19/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||


Democrat Presidential Hopeful Amy Klobuchar Releases First 100 Days Plan
[BREITBART] Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senatrix from Minnesota, candidate for the Dem presidential 2020 nomination. You can tell the kind of husband a boy will make by the way he treats his mother. You can tell the kind of leader a politician will make by the way he treats his staff. Klobuchar is reportedly overbearing, snide, and dictatorial with her people. She see this as merely getting the best from them. Her name spelled backward in the Russian alphabet would be "Rachubolk," which sounds pretty daggone suspicious...
(D-MN) has released an outline of the more than 100 ideas she hopes to implement in the first few months of her presidency, should she be elected.

On social media, Klobuchar shared a link to her plan Tuesday and said, "The urgent problems our country is facing require immediate action and bold solutions, and I plan to get to work delivering results on Day One."
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who?
Posted by: Beau || 06/19/2019 6:10 Comments || Top||

#2  IMA not voting for her until she starts wearing that DNC Logo tongue ring in public. Come on Amy, lets see some balls !
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  "...and rebuild our crumbling school infrastructure.”

Right out of the DNC playbook.
Posted by: Raj || 06/19/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#4  "...and rebuild reinforce our crumbling school infrastructure the teachers' union members, iron rice bowls.”
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  100 ideas. 100 days. No clue.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#6  I'll wait for the Bern's glorious five year one.
Posted by: charger || 06/19/2019 22:58 Comments || Top||


IL Sen. Taunts Gun Owner: Forget the Fine, Maybe We’ll Just Take Your Firearms
Ass.
[BREITBART] Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a concerned gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply confiscate his firearms.

The exchange was caught on video by the Illinois State Rifle Association and was tied to proposed fines for keeping commonly owned semiautomatic firearms in one’s home.

The concerned gun owner pointed to SB107 and said the purpose of it was "to take away [his] semiautomatic firearms."

Morrison then interjected that the purpose was not to take them, but to prevent any future sales.

The gun owner responded by pointing out that the ban on future sales included a fine for current owners who did not hand their guns over. He said, "You want me to turn them over to the state police unless I pay a fine for each firearm and register them, then I get to keep them."

Morrison concurred, saying, "Okay."

The gun owner then asked, "If I get to keep it‐if I pay a fine and register it‐then, how dangerous is it in the first place and why do you need to ban it all?"

People in attendance applauded the gun owner’s point and once applause died Morrison said, "Well, you just maybe changed my mind. Maybe we won’t have a fine at all, maybe it’ll just be a confiscation and we won’t have to worry about paying the fine."
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I believe the British tried that approach unsuccessfully.

These people repeatedly have demonstrated they have no history. You can't learn from something you have purged. That is why the next civil war is inevitable.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  If you try, prepare to be shot.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/19/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||

#3  She's the state senator for the north and sort-of northwest side of Chicago, with a bit of gerrymandering built in for the Buffalo Grove area. Quite a few 2nd Amendment folks.

She lives in the 'nice' part of Deerfield though, and those folks probably don't frequent her local coffee bars.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/19/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#4  A nice reminder of why the Founders thought the 2nd Amendment was important. Thanks, Julie!
Posted by: SteveS || 06/19/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#5  When we completely fence both borders - and that's inevitable, libs don't get that - who's to say Illinois doesn't end up on the north side of the fence. Proactive insurance against their soon to be announced full court press to make all American taxpayers pick up the tab for their century plus of dem / mob / union corruption.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||


Julián Castro: ‘Our Border Is as Secure as It Ever Has Been’
[BREITBART] Appearing Tuesday on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle, longshot 2020 White House candidate Julián Castro (D) claimed the U.S.-Mexico border is "as secure as it ever has been"
...sadly true, but not acceptable for all of that. In the old days they couldn’t afford to fly from India or Africa to Ecuador, then catch busses to the American border before crossing over...
and re-upped his call to dismantle the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Non-American by self proclamation.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#2  I. Am. Cornhoolian...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#3  As secure as it has ever been which is not secure at all.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/19/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Ricardo haters.

No border, no point in paying taxes.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/19/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#5  What's sad is, that's actually true.
Posted by: charger || 06/19/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||


Chris Matthews: Trump ready to win voters 'discarded' and mocked by Dems, Hollywood
[WASHINGTONTIMES] MSNBC’s Chris My Thigh is Tingling! Matthews
... the late Tip O'Neill's former gopher who has magazines with centerfolds of Barack Obama in his bathroom...
is worried that Democrats and their Hollywood "buddies" have not learned important lessons from the 2016 presidential election.

The "Hardball" host told network colleagues on "Morning Joe" that President Trump is primed to once again win votes in Pennsylvania and key states due to the hubris of the "liberal elite."

"[Voters in 2016] knew there was a great party going on among the liberal elite with all their Hollywood buddies, and they weren’t invited," Mr. Matthews said Monday. "Nobody wants to go to a party if they haven’t been invited. ... A friend of mine once said ‐ he said this about relationships with men and women ‐ he said: ’People don’t mind being used, but they mind being discarded.’ The Democrats have a lot of people out there who feel discarded by them and they’re not too happy about it."

Mr. Matthews added that too many Democrats "look down their nose" at religious Americans.

"It’s one thing about abortion rights," he added. "We all have our own personal views and nuance ‐ a lot of nuance on that fight. But don’t make fun of the other side. Don’t make fun of the pro-life people. Don’t think they’re lowbrows because they’re not as ’sophisticated’ as you are. I think there’s a lot of that attitude. This creeps into the voting. ’Oh, not only they disagree with me, they look down on me for caring about life. Oh, I get it. I’m not one of them. I know that.’ And that’s the attitude. Look, Trump played the [pro-life] vote brilliantly in Pennsylvania last time. He’ll probably do it again. You’ve got to be careful about whose feelings you are definitely hurting."
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He's right, but they won't listen. The elites have taken over the Demos and their loathing of the rest of the country has been on display for way to long to change now. Only a drubbing at the election will change things, and then the corrupt but semi-practical faction of the Dems will take over again to keep the graft train running.
Posted by: ruprecht || 06/19/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#2  OK, So I know FOX and someone on the Trump staff read this rag, this oh so wonderful rag, so listen up.
As Trump campaigns across America he needs to rename the demographics to go with his slogan about keeping America great. For starters the term "the rust belt", its negative, shows the area in decline. Its a Democrat term, let it go! They can call it a rust bucket and all the implications that go with rust, bad, decay, decline. Trump needs to call the area Steel country! Pittsburg calls their team the Steelers, not the red rust buckets.. Now for the Democrats prized possession that turned on them and swung the election. They lovingly called it the Blue wall. The dems ignored this area of mostly Blue Dogs, Obama hated them, called the clingers with a bible and gun. They went against 50 years of voting blue, you can only insult a Southern man once, and voted for a New Yorker at that! Trump needs to embrace them and go back to the Bible Belt, American values, American principles. The flyover states are America's heartland! Not flyover states to be ignored. And, best for last, The West coast is the land of the forgotten man! The Dems have crucified the working class in Washington, Oregon, and Ca. I would reach out to the homeless and down trodden there, reminding them that illegals have more rights than a working class man going through hard times. They are the forgotten man in America right now.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/19/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#3  You've got some points there 49 Pan. Maybe Trump should link the positive change in direction to MAGA.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Good thinking, 49 Pan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/19/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#5  I believe his ascension is also due the prayers of real Christians mostly from the 'bible belt'. So he should remember that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/19/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

#6  #2 Well written. Many around the world and here know who Trump really is. Here from the beginning Then across the pond;
Posted by: Dale || 06/19/2019 18:47 Comments || Top||


Biden Suggests Starting ‘Physical Revolution’ To Deal With Republicans
Oh? That would prove interesting if he weren’t just mouthing off for effect.
[DAILYWIRE] Democratic presidential candidate Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'...
appeared to suggest using violence against Republicans on Monday in response to a question about how he as president would deal with opposition to his agenda in the Senate from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Biden, currently the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, made the remarks at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C.

MSNBC's Joy Reid asked Biden: "How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?"

"Joy, I know you're one of the ones who thinks it's naive to think we have to work together," Biden responded. "The fact of the matter is if we can't get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive."

"There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight," Biden continued, later adding: "Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it."

Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At a cost of some 700,000 lives the last time it was attempted.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/19/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Gettin' tired....just sayin'
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/19/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually, if a congress like the one we have today existed in 1860, the study of whether or not to undergo the Civil War would still be going on today...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||

#4  #1, that was before the society was so dependent up its energy infrastructure and grew its own crops locally. Most of those deaths in the last civil war were directly related to military. Today the collateral deaths among the civilian population from failed systems will be enormous. Think south Florida massive hurricane without any outside help to come to restore services and reestablish supplies across the entire country. No power, no hospitals, no water pumps, no sanitation, no delivery at industrial levels for basics of food and goods.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/19/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Try it bucko. I guarantee you ain't as tough as your mouth says you are.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/19/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#6  I'll take my chances in the FL interior over NYC if the electricity, fresh water and food stop "magically" showing up on demand.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#7  First, Bernie wanted to start a revolution. Now, Biden has signed-on. Revolutionaries? Hardly. IMO, Swamp leeches.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||

#8  The coup failed so now he wants a violent revolution? Well, that is the bolshevik way, isn't it? Bring it, you commie bitch.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/19/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#9  YEAH Baby, bring it!
Let's dance.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/19/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#10 

Trump: I'd love to fight 'tough guy' Biden
PS: Mister President, may I hold your hat.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/19/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||


'I don't use those words lightly': AOC compares US southern border to the Holocaust
Yet another way this queen bee offends me.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
accused U.S. immigration officials of running "concentration camps" on the U.S. southern border.

Ocasio-Cortez spoke to her followers on Instagram in another one of her live, unscripted videos on Monday evening. The New York Democrat said current U.S. immigration policy rivals the Nazi’s treatment of Jews and other prisoners in World War II.

"The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said.

"I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity that 'Never Again' means something," Ocasio-Cortez continued, referencing the slogan adopted after the Holocaust. "The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it."

"This is a crisis on if American will remain America ... Or if we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist
...anybody who's not a leftist...
presidency," Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to President Trump. "I don’t use those words lightly. I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is."

Related from Twitchy: Auschwitz Museum has some advice for journos and alleged ‘historian’ defending AOC
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This imbecile and her horrifically ignorant constituency are a pox on this nation. The media cover she is afforded is an absolute disgrace.
Posted by: One Eyed Tsar || 06/19/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  'I don't use those words lightly'

Here’s an excerpt from the novel which describes Ellochka the Cannibal:

[A]ccording to researchers’ calculations, William Shakespeare ’s lexicon comprises twelve thousand words. The lexicon of a Negro from the cannibalistic tribe Mumbo-Jumbo comprises three hundred words. Ellochka Shchukina got by easily and freely with thirty.

Here are the words, phrases, and interjections she judiciously chose out of the entire great, powerful, word-rich Russian language:

So rude.
Ho-ho! (This expresses, depending on the circumstances: irony, amazement, rapture, hatred, joy, disdain, and satisfaction .)
Outstanding.
Dismal. (Said about everything. For example: “dismal Petya came over,” “dismal weather,” “a dismal occasion,” “a dismal tomcat,” and so forth.)
Appalling.
Horror. (Horrible. For example, on running into a dear friend: “a horrible meeting.”)
Little fellow. (Said about all men of her acquaintance, regardless of age or social standing.)
Don’t teach me how to live.
Like . . . a baby. (“It was like taking candy from a baby,” said about a card game. “I smacked him like a baby’s bottom,” said, evidently, during a conversation with the responsible lessee.)
Be-e-e-yootiful!
Fat and handsome. (Used to characterize animate and inanimate objects.)
Let’s take a horse-cab. (Said to her husband.)
Let’s take a taxi-waxi. (To male acquaintances.)
Your back is all white. (A joke.)
Just think.
Ulya. (An affectionate ending for names. For example: Mishulya, Zinulya.)
Oho! (Irony, amazement, rapture, hatred, joy, disdain, and satisfaction.)
The extremely insignificant number of remaining words served as communicative links between Ellochka and salesclerks .
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/19/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Ideally, some reporter would ask AOC if she has ever visited a WW II death camp and follow up with a few questions about that time that I'm sure she could not answer. Realistically, nothing like that will ever happen.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/19/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 Ideally, some reporter would ask AOC if she has ever visited a WW II death

I wonder if she has ever visited the U.S.-Mexico border.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/19/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#5  'I don't use those words lightly'

Deep thoughts from AOC.

Other deep thoughts from AOC:

'When you close the refrigerator door, does the light turn off? How do you know?'

'Cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny.'

'If a #2 pencil is so popular, why isn't it #1?'

'Should I worry about a false flag starting a war, or what caused the war in the first place?'
Posted by: gorb || 06/19/2019 18:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh *SNAP*, on that last line, Gorb
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2019 19:21 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
37[untagged]
6Taliban
5Islamic State
4Arab Spring
3Sublime Porte
2Govt of Iran
2Commies
2Narcos
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1al-Qaeda
1Houthis
1Boko Haram (ISIS)
1Moslem Colonists
1Hezbollah
1PLO
1al-Nusra

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
RSS Links
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog
Hair Through the Ages










On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2019-06-19
  Spain busts gang that helped finance al-Qaeda in Syria
Tue 2019-06-18
  Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network
Mon 2019-06-17
  Mohammed Morsi titzup
Sun 2019-06-16
  Maldives seek foreign help to deal with IS fighters
Sat 2019-06-15
  Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says
Fri 2019-06-14
  Tanker Front Altair is on fire according to Bloomberg
Thu 2019-06-13
  Middle East on alert as two oil tankers are hit by explosions and one 'sinks' in suspected 'torpedo attack' in Gulf of Oman
Wed 2019-06-12
  Boko Haram kills at least 26 people in Cameroon
Tue 2019-06-11
  At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack
Mon 2019-06-10
  Iran ammonium-nitrate stash in London and around the world ignored for 2015 Iran deal
Sun 2019-06-09
  Tunisian-German couple in court over ‘ricin attack plot’
Sat 2019-06-08
  U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
Fri 2019-06-07
  Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting
Thu 2019-06-06
  ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
Wed 2019-06-05
  Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.81.28.94
Paypal:
WoT Operations (21)    WoT Background (14)    Non-WoT (17)    Opinion (7)    (0)