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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Elections Went As Planned, Mil Planning, FISA Brings Down The House (lengthy video)
[X22 Report] The elections went as planned, it was not about getting the house and senate it was about getting the senate, the investigations are complete, they are now in the hands of the senate, the FISA declas will bring down the house. The deep state is in a panic, this is not what they thought was going to happen, they believe they have the control in the house but this will be short lived. Stay strong, fight, fight, fight.
"The first casualty of any military engagement is the plan."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 03:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under:

France's Macron tries to becomes the new leader of Europe by picking a fight with Trump
[Wash Insider] On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron listed the United States a threat to Europe alongside China and Russia. Speaking in a radio interview at Verdun, a major World War I battle site, Macron said, "We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia, and even the United States of America." He went on to explain, "We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army."

There are two key takeaways here.

For one thing, Macron, with his strong language against the U.S. and talk of a European army, is clearly positioning himself to fill German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shoes in European leadership.

Since Merkel’s announcement that she was stepping down from party leadership of the Christian Democratic Union and that she would not seek reelection, a clear successor in Germany and the E.U. has yet to emerge. Macron, elected as a centrist and a clear rejection of Marie Le Pen’s far-right politics, could be a good fit for the role and solidify a post-Brexit E.U.

Aside from signaling his own ambitions, Macron’s words are also a clear warning to President Trump about his treatment of key U.S. allies in Europe.

A sticking point in his relationship with the U.S. is Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, known as INF, with Russia. That agreement, originally signed by Ronald Reagan and his Soviet counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, paved the way for both countries to cut down their nuclear arms in one of the most successful arms control deals in history.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For informative historical perspectives Google: Vichy France, formally French State, French État Français, (July 1940–September 1944)

Special attention should be given the Vichy Government's treatment of the French Jewish communities.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 8:13 Comments || Top||

#2  "We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army."

Would a 'European army' surrender faster or slower than a French army?
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I dunno Frenchy, better men than thou hast gone down in flames after picking a fight with Trump. Don Surber maintains The Trumpenfreude List on his blog. Ninety-some names of those who have achieved infamy and misfortune after tangling with Trump. Coincidence? Karma? Who can say, but the list keeps growing.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/08/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Reminds me of a joke:

A man walks into a bar one day and asks, "Does anyone here own that rottweiler outside?"

"Yeah, I do!" a biker says, standing up. "What about it?"

"Well, I think my chihuahua just killed him..."

"What are you talkin' about?!" the biker says, disbelievingly. "How could your little runt kill my rottweiler?"

"Well, it seems he got lodged in your dog's throat."
Posted by: gorb || 11/08/2018 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Who, pray tell, will pay for this (quote) European Army (un-quote) officered by French Generals?
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 12:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Fight's on. 50% tariff on all French products.
Posted by: Blackbeard Creretle1983 || 11/08/2018 13:34 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 Fight's on. 50% tariff on all French products. --Blackbeard Creretle1983
Something far simpler: Tell him that if he is a Man, and not a bag of smelly farts, then dissolve NATO!
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 13:52 Comments || Top||

#8  There are still a lot of Euro countries feeling threatened by Russia and don't wish to become client states. No need to break up NATO. That only accomplishes what France and Germany want. Better to economically squeeze them. They depend on our imports to fund their economy.
Posted by: Blackbeard Creretle1983 || 11/08/2018 14:01 Comments || Top||

#9  EU vassal state uprising suppression force.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/08/2018 15:11 Comments || Top||

#10  NATO

Please tell me why we are subsidizing first world countries? We left the post-WWII world of feeble Euro states back in the 80s when just the combined population and GDP of the Western nations exceeded ours. Two attempts at cultural suicide in the 20th Century and now the latest in importing a huge non-assimilating population engaged in out populating the natives. You can not save them. You can only allow them to drag us down with them. Conserve your limited resources elsewhere.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 15:23 Comments || Top||

#11  Trump should respond by pulling out of NATO and establishing a defense pact with Eastern Europe instead.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/08/2018 15:45 Comments || Top||

#12  With some luck German politics is about to change. Friedrich Merz, who might become the next CDU party boss, is a free market, conservative, US-friendly competent politician. He hasn't said anything about Trump yet and would deal with him on a non-emotional matter of fact level.

Macron has just defended Pétain. Lovely.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/08/2018 15:58 Comments || Top||

#13  Macron has just defended Pétain. Lovely.
Posted by European Conservative.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 16:00 Comments || Top||

#14  Besoeker, I think a double face palm would be more accurate.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/08/2018 16:08 Comments || Top||

#15  Heh heh
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 16:09 Comments || Top||

#16  Sorry EC, my bad. I owe you a rump steak at the Pörrbacher Hof.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 16:26 Comments || Top||

#17  Mmmh they do good steaks there :-)
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/08/2018 16:30 Comments || Top||

#18  Just in case you haven't heard about the whole thing (not likely on RB):

Referring to Pétain, Mr Macron said: "He was a great soldier".
Sure. And Vichy has good water.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/08/2018 16:35 Comments || Top||

#19  ...And Attila the Hun "Had an active, outdoor lifestyle. He was also a fabulous, simply fabulous equestrian! [*Gushes enthusiastically]"
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 17:02 Comments || Top||

#20  As I recall, Attila the Hun was also quite fond of Persian carpets...
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2018 18:00 Comments || Top||

#21  French. The inventors of crotchless underwear. Because they don't want shit stains on their surrender monkey white flags.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/08/2018 18:54 Comments || Top||

#22  The French military has always suffered from poor political leadership. Sigh.
Posted by: Clith FootnMouth7248 || 11/08/2018 19:37 Comments || Top||

#23  They were at their best when lead by a Corsican (which at the time of his birth was part of Genoa).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 20:29 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Democrat Rashida Tlaib Dances with Palestinian Flag at Victory Party (video)
[Breitbart] Democrat Rashida Tlaib danced wearing the Palestinian flag at a victory party in Tuesday evening, after she won a largely uncontested race for the open seat in Michigan’s heavily Democratic 13th congressional district.

Tlaib is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress on Tuesday, along with Ilhan Omar, who replaced outgoing Rep. Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress. Both Tlaib and Omar have extreme anti-Israel views. Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American elected to Congress.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 11:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

Yes, President Trump Should Replace Jeff Sessions With Janice Rogers Brown
[The Federalist] The Wall Street Journal has reported that President Trump is considering former D.C. circuit judge and former California Supreme Court justice Janice Rogers Brown to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Assuming that becomes necessary at some point, it is important that the president pick someone who will continue the important work Sessions has already undertaken during his tenure at the Department of Justice in matters such as criminal justice reform and illegal immigration.

It will also be important, in this time of great partisan crisis, that the president pick someone with deep principle and courage, someone like Ed Meese, who held the post during the Ronald Reagan years. Brown meets both of those qualifications and would be an inspired choice.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Brown for years and witnessing, up close, her distinguished career in California. From her more than ten years of service on the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, to her service as legal affairs secretary to Gov. Pete Wilson, to her outstanding leadership as a deputy attorney general in California, it’s clear that Brown is an incredible public servant.
Janice Rogers Brown is a former United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from May 2, 1996, until her appointment to the D.C. Circuit. She retired from the federal bench on August 31, 2017. Wikipedia
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 07:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I suspect Judge Brown would prefer a lifetime Supreme Court appointment, but that's just me.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  A slot might open quite soon
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/08/2018 16:37 Comments || Top||

Ann Coulter: I'm Glad to See the Pro-Amnesty Republicans Go
[Breitbart] Breitbart News Editor in Chief Alex Marlow, along with co-hosts Andrew Wilkow of the Wilkow Majority, David Webb of the David Webb Show, and Rick Ungar of the Steele & Ungar show were joined by special guest Ann Coulter on Tuesday night for special live coverage of Election Night 2018 on SiriusXM Patriot. (Interview begins above at time-code 2:05:40.)

Coulter seemed optimistic, despite the GOP being in imminent danger of losing the House of Representatives.
"I always figured the House was lost," said Coulter, "I was worried about the Senate, and wow, we did not lose the Senate."

"We held seats, picked up seats," said Coulter excitedly, "The Senate is the important body, as the Kavanaugh hearings just demonstrated. We can still confirm the judges, Trump isn’t being removed from office, and this temporary [Democrat] control of the House, I mean, that’s the way things go."

"How many seats did Obama lose in his first midterm election?" Reminisced Coulter, "It was like 63, it was a blowout."
Coulter added that she was glad to get rid of "deadwood" Republicans in the House.

"It’s never good for Democrats to have control of anything, don’t get me wrong."
"I’m glad to see a lot of those Republicans go ‐ and also, now Trump can’t sit around blaming the admittedly useless congressional Republicans. So, maybe someone will remind him that he’s the Commander-in-chief, and he doesn’t need Congress to build the wall."
"Just build the wall and put lots of judges on the courts ‐ and you’ll guarantee your reelection," said Coulter, as advice to President Donald Trump.

Coulter closed her interview by reminding our hosts what the future will be like under Democratic Party leadership in the House.
"The annoying thing ‐ and I mean, it’ll be annoying to Trump, but I think he should get over it," laughed Coulter, "It’s going to be fantastic, and will guarantee his reelection ‐ what we’re going to see is a lot more of Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 05:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Senate fought. The House rolled over. One was kept by the party, the other just shifted aisles.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  This was largely Paul "Eddie Munster" Ryan's fault, and while there was incompetence on his part I would not rule out overt sabotage on his part also.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 9:17 Comments || Top||

#3  ....isn't his wife a Progressive?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 10:08 Comments || Top||

#4  A lot of weak candidates were the ones that lost - too many chicken-sh*ts retired rather than run in a tough climate, and the local parties picked squishes and poor candidates to replace them. Don't overlook the gerrymandered court-ordered Dem-favorite map in PA that cost the GOP enough seats in that state alone to otherwise swing control of the house (net gain of 4, margin of control for the Dems is 4).

A lot of this can be corrected in 2020, especially after the Democrats do nothing but endlessly follow idiots like Maxine Waters in fruitless and vindictive "investigations" of Trump. And the Democrat looney left base will push for impeachment of Kavanaugh and Trump, which will make dumping the Democrats easy to do in 2020.

Make that looney socialist in Brooklyn and the hate filled psycho Maxine Waters the faces of the Democrat Party for the next 2 years.
Posted by: Boss Spoper5850 || 11/08/2018 10:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I agree, for the most part. The Senate has much more visibly acted in the defense of their voters. The House has acted like cowards and idiots for the past two years. I don't know what these idiots thought would happen to them if they just dithered and sat there doing literally nothing. They should have freaking repealed Obamacare! At the very least.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 11/08/2018 10:59 Comments || Top||

#6  They couldn't even protect their phoney-baloney jobs. That's saying something...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

MSNBC beclowned themselves handling Gillum's loss in Florida
[American Thinker] The most hilarious coverage of the midterms was MSNBC’s handling of Andrew Gillum’s losing campaign for Florida’s governorship. The 90% of the media that hates Trump and his supporters really, really wanted Andrew Gillum to win: he’s a radical leftist who is charismatic, articulate, and very left wing. Oh, and he is black, which means he has the potential to drive black turnout to Obama-like levels.

MSNBC reported a Gillum victory before voting even started. Erik Pederson and David Robb of Deadline.com noticed a bit of wishful thinking at the Peacock Network’s cable propaganda outlet, MSNBC Monday night:

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What we are up against: A neighbor (Caucasian, dem) of mine was aghast that I voted for DeSantis. I said, "Gillum is a commie, I don't vote for commies ever." The guy sputtered "Gillum's not a commie, he's a black guy!" Luckily some Wild Turkey neat prevented the onset of an irony-induced migraine...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#2  You're responsible for the nasal coffee spitting Murcek.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

U.S. Election Rules Doomed Democrats' Chances Of Taking The Senate
[HuFFPoo] It’s a testament to how U.S. election rules tip the scales for white, rural voters who support the GOP.

Democrats may be ecstatic that they retook the House of Representatives, but their decisive victory conceals a harsher reality: It took a landslide in the popular vote to get them here, and they are projected to lose seats in the Senate.

Those facts speak to just how far the U.S. election system is tilted in the Republicans’ favor. Through a combination of fundamental factors and partisan gerrymandering, Republicans on Tuesday retained their grip on the Senate and many state houses without a national majority.

Because the process of redrawing political maps will not begin until after 2020, House Democrats will have to defend their gains on the same, skewed playing field. Ahead of Tuesday’s election, various forecasts posited Democrats would have to beat Republicans by roughly 5.5, 7, or even 11 points in the general vote just to win a slim majority of seats in the House.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Through a combination of fundamental factors and partisan gerrymandering, Republicans on Tuesday retained their grip on the Senate

By "fundamental factors and partisan gerrymandering", we mean the fact that each state gets two Senators as spelled out in the Constitution:
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

You can redraw political maps all you want, but it won't change state borders by a nanometer. And no, the popular vote and national majorities have nothing to do with senators, it's a state thing. Sorry.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/08/2018 0:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Funny how they weren't bitching about this ten years ago!
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Not only dead people can vote?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 6:18 Comments || Top||

#4  They just don't get it. It's the United STATES of America. The Constitution would never have been ratified by over half if not 3/4 the states if they were to surrender their sovereignty to a centralized powerful government. Certainly 8 of them were not going to end up being subordinated by 5 large states. Today 40 states would just as likely not join any enterprises that would subordinate themselves to 10 major metropolitan areas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 6:56 Comments || Top||

#5  They just don't get it
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 7:03 Comments || Top||

#6  When they try to move state borders around to facilitate their electorate, then we may have an issue.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/08/2018 8:21 Comments || Top||

#7  This the same reason that Democratic efforts to get rid of the Electoral College. Small states will never give up the small influence they have .
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/08/2018 9:01 Comments || Top||

#8  And, of course, there is no Election Fraud in the big cities run by entrenched (corrupt) Democratic Party Political Machines, right? Pure as driven snow they are? (/sarc, if it was needed)
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||

#9  If New Yorkers are gonna call all the shots, I really do want out.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 11:40 Comments || Top||

#10  It is really amazing how many people don't understand that Senate races are decided by the popular vote of the people who live in the state and are registered to vote.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 11/08/2018 18:46 Comments || Top||

What's Behind College-Educated, Suburban Women Flipping To Democrats
[The Federalist] Another issue that affects how many women vote is fear of inequality. For two years, activist groups and politicians beat the drum that the Republicans are threatening women’s rights. New Supreme Court justices could mean overturning Roe v. Wade. Free birth control might end with changes in health care. The Me Too movement created an environment of fear that men are predators, especially those in the Republican Party.

The rhetoric of Trump as sexual deviant in chief filled the pages of women’s magazines. Protests, pussy hats, celebrities wailing about the dehumanization of women even as they objectified themselves rained down on female voters, enlivening their allegiance to equality, even when it’s not actually being threatened.

These two issues, along with hatred of Trump, drove these women to vote blue. They despise Trump, and they always have. They voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, 51 percent to Trump’s 45 percent. Some were Never-Trumper Republicans going for other candidates. They are, at the core, elitist. They didn’t like him then, and they don’t like him now.
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Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Infantilization.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 11/08/2018 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Neoteny.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/08/2018 4:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Education beyond inborn ability?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 6:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Peer pressure over logic.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 11/08/2018 7:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Cause they never had to register for the Draft?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2018 7:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Men won't put up with their entitled snowflake shit, so they enter into relationships with the State
Posted by: Frank G || 11/08/2018 7:40 Comments || Top||

#7  RJ's (#4) got it.

That and the constant 'Pre-Existing Medical Conditions' meme.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/08/2018 8:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Throw money their way and you have their vote. They will never change. Always unhappy. Unhappy without drama and unhappy with drama.To attempt a change in thought will cause alienation among their friends or family. Then at work as well. The plantation suits them.
Posted by: Dale || 11/08/2018 10:03 Comments || Top||

#9  It's really, really scary to watch the so-called news and the talk shows in the mornings on CBS and ABC. It is truly chilling to watch women like Gail King and Whoopi Goldberg. There is no balance, no objectivity, no morality to any of it. It's just straight up Democrat/Communist propaganda. It's the normalization of globalism and socialism. Get the women to turn off their TVs and some of this nonsense might stop.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 11:51 Comments || Top||

#10  Unrepayable college loans?
Posted by: gorb || 11/08/2018 12:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Maybe the 19th Amendment was a mistake?
Posted by: 3dc || 11/08/2018 12:15 Comments || Top||

#12  And one rightfully should have a stake in the country's future before being granted voting rights....
Posted by: 3dc || 11/08/2018 12:16 Comments || Top||

#13  This dread pre-existing condition
Is led without ethics or mission,
All wrapped up in fashion,
Pills, feelings, and passion,
When life is all act, no contrition,
Just gilt and diminished ambition.
Posted by: Cajun Man6220 || 11/08/2018 13:03 Comments || Top||

Ted Nugent upset that Michigan is turning 'into a California s***hole' after Election Day
[Yahoo] Ted Nugent isn’t happy about the way the midterm elections turned out in his home state of Michigan. The 69-year-old rocker known for his conservative views shared his frustration on Facebook Wednesday.

"Real God country family Michiganiacs are heartbroke that more of us want the once great state of Michigan to turn into a California s***hole," he wrote. "Downright insane cultural suicide. Thanks for nothing a**holes."

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won the race for governor against Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican endorsed by President Trump. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic incumbent, also won a fourth term. She was in a close race with veteran John James, who also had the support of the president. Republicans will keep control of the Michigan House of Representatives, although they lost seats to Democrats.

Nugent’s post resonated with his right-leaning base, with many commiserating over the outcome. "John James is a fine man and would have served Michigan with dignity, pride, and dedication. The disease of progressivism marches on..." one person wrote.

Another Facebook user added, "Mind blowing and saddening, Uncle Ted. Great states like Michigan turning this way. These people deserve the California disaster they’re voting for. Unfortunately, we reap the damage done by these brain dead sheep."

There were also a handful of people encouraging Nugent to run for office. One comment read, "Actually Ted, i blame you. you could have moved back home, ran for governor and swept the state. as a conservative republican."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For the most part, I like Ted Nugent. Grew up on his music in the '70's, even though he was one of the biggest assholes in the music business. This statement of his makes me wonder when his last visit to Detroit was.
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2018 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  I have lived in Oakland County my whole life (north of Detroit in Michigan). It has been a progressive shithole forever. Admittedly I am only in my mid twenties, but still. That's a fair bit of time.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 11/08/2018 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Vernal Hatrack....? I think I got that one along with my flu shot.

Thanks for your entry Vern! We appreciate your insights and local reporting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  With the possible exceptions of Detroit and Dearborn, I think Michigan still has a long way to go before they're as far gone as California.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 11:54 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Sexual uses of poppers should weigh against ban, LGBT health advocates warn
[Guardian] The Therapeutic Goods Administration failed to consider the therapeutic uses of alkyl nitrites ‐ including their use in receptive anal sex ‐ when they proposed to ban the inhalants, LGBT health advocates have warned.

The TGA will meet sexual health physician Vincent Cornelisse and community health advocate Daniel Reeders on Thursday after the pair made a submission warning a ban would criminalise the practice of an estimated 90,000 adult gay and bisexual men who use the inhalant during intercourse.

After its interim decision in September, the TGA is conducting consultation on its proposal to ban alkyl nitrites, which has triggered a backlash over its discriminatory impact on gay and bisexual men.

Cornelisse, Reeders and three other co-authors have made a submission arguing that in its interim decision, the TGA failed to properly weigh the risks and benefits of alkyl nitrites, commonly referred to as "poppers". Amyl nitrate is the most common form of the drug.

Poppers dilate the user’s blood vessels, helping receptive sexual partners comfortably enjoy anal sex. The proposal would list alkyl nitrites in schedule 9, along with the most serious drugs and effectively criminalise possession and use.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2018 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Has nothing to do with blood vessels. Users feel a rush that enhances sexual experience. Not a word in the article about it.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 11/08/2018 2:19 Comments || Top||

#2  an estimated 90,000 adult gay and bisexual men

Try it with a girl, freaks

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't wanna know.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 11:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Money to be made selling "Keep Your Drug Laws Off My Bunghole!" T-shirts...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 11:54 Comments || Top||

#5  I think they are behind the initial AIDS cases.
Why? Poppers knock out your bodies immunity completely for about 1 hour. This as the same point where foreign blood comes into play...
Posted by: 3dc || 11/08/2018 12:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Convert your society slowly,
Then over the top, oh-so-showily,
As haters, all quivery
Awaiting delivery,
Chant, "Every anus is holy!"
Posted by: Chunky Brown8619 || 11/08/2018 13:32 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 11/08/2018 18:44 Comments || Top||

UPenn law professor punished for speaking out against the Left
[FrontPageMagazine] Terrible headline in the linked article.
Orwell wrote, in a time of universal deceit, speaking the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

Until last week, I'd never heard of Amy Wax. She is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School who landed in hot water after she co-authored a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed last August 9 with Larry Alexander, who teaches law at the University of San Diego. Under the headline “Paying the price for breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture,” Wax and Alexander began their piece by listing some of the sociocultural pathologies currently plaguing America – low job skills, widespread opioid abuse, inner-city gang violence, one-parent homes, and high-school and college students who lack basic skills. They went on to attribute these problems to “the breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture.”

They recalled the precepts by which Americans lived in the mid twentieth century: get married before you have kids; try to avoid divorce; get educated; work hard; be patriotic, neighborly, charitable, respectful, and law-abiding. Yes, they admitted, mid-century America was hardly perfect. There was racism; there were rebels who broke the rules. But the rules themselves were good. They resulted in “productivity, educational gains and social coherence.” Now they're gone, replaced in many subcultures by “antisocial habits,” “rap culture,” “anti-assimilation ideas,” an obsession with group identity, and other destructive forces that do a terrible job of preparing young people for responsible adult lives.

Every word of that op-ed was sheer common sense. (As NYU professor Jonathan Haidt observed, Wax's concerns about the black subculture were expressed in the 1960 by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time “was roundly condemned as a racist” but whose analysis is now echoed by countless sociologists.) Yet the op-ed was widely seen as scurrilous. The very next day, the Daily Pennsylvanian ran an interview with Wax in which she declared that “Anglo-Protestant cultural norms” were “superior” to others. “I don't shrink from the word, 'superior,'” she said. “Everyone wants to go to countries ruled by white Europeans.” She underscored that Western norms “aren’t just for white people” but “can help minorities get ahead.”

Again, pure fact. But her Penn Law colleagues were outraged. Five of them, writing on August 20, accused Wax of waxing nostalgic for bigotry and exclusion. Ten days later, in an open letter, thirty-three Penn Law profs condemned Wax for affirming the superiority of Western culture – although the letter presented only assertions, no arguments. (One of the signatories told Wax to her face that her words of praise for the West were “code for Nazism.”) There were demands for Wax's firing, or at least her removal from academic committees. But she survived.
More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 11/08/2018 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under:

Trump makes me regret adopting my daughters
I feel sorry for the hatred this individual is pumping into her girls
See the article for links.

It's all the rehashed agenda items the Kommies, I mean, Democrats will be using ad nauseum.

[MarieClaire] Our daughters came home from China more than a decade ago. The first time their tiny feet touched American soil, we made a big deal of it. We were so happy about everything they’d inherit as newly minted Americans—our already head-over-heels love for them, every opportunity we could afford, and freedom from China’s oppressive government and its controversial (and now somewhat lifted) one-child policy. The same policy that was, most likely, the very reason they were available to join our family half a world away.

But now I worry that we made a tragic mistake.
You did when you chose to be a mother.
I pulled those two beautiful babies away from a rising power and into a damaged democracy. I brought two girls of color into a society where it’s clear that their word and their bodies are worth less than a man’s—and where open, overt racism has become even more likely now than it was a decade ago. And unfortunately, my worries aren’t exactly tinfoil-hat-wearing paranoia.
Sounds like tinfoil hat paranoia to me.
Two years ago, I brought my daughters to the voting booth with me, expecting that they’d witness the election of the very first woman president. Instead, we got a guy with multiple sexual allegations made against him, who backs candidates for the highest posts in the land who also have assault and molestation claims against them. #MeToo may have brought the conversation about sexual assault out into the open and helped clear the entertainment industry of some of the worst offenders, but the current administration seems far more willing to promote than prosecute the accused.

Trump promised during his campaign that he would roll back Roe v. Wade, and new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s conservative judicial record makes it seem like he’d be just the man to help do it—no matter his protestations that he considers it “settled law.” The idea that my daughters may lose the right to control what happens to their bodies—especially if they end up with a pregnancy that’s the result of a sexual assault, or one that could do serious damage to their health—keeps me up at night.
Settled law is like jumbo shrimp. All the leftist precedents set in federal judiciary upset the settled law at the time, and so abortion will evolve as well. If a legal/societal issue keeps you up at night, you are in serious need of help. You should seek help, rather than writing vapid missives premised on dubious claims.
We are thinking of stockpiling of Plan B pills, just in case my daughters’ right to choose what happens to their bodies disappears. And the irony isn’t lost on me that just as China started to loosen up its one-child policy and allow women there more control over their decision to become a mother, my daughters may lose that right to choose here.
Good plan. No reason why society should suffer the demented hateful views you teach them.
We are only two years into Trump’s administration, and even in our bright blue corner of the country, Asian people are accosted on the street by white people telling them to “go back to your own country.” Trump's remarks against their birth country, China, grow ever angrier as the trade war continues. And as part of the Trump administration's war on brown and black people, every few weeks, there’s another news story about an international adoptee being deported back to a country they don’t remember, without a family or a safety net.

And so I fight and protest. I plan and protect. Like many of my fellow adoptive parents, I ordered a passport card for my teen, so she could prove her citizenship wherever she went. I double and triple checked our paperwork, and started hunting for a lawyer to do pricey readoptions so we could add a security-blanket layer of paper proof for our girls. And then I worry that a sheaf of papers can be invalidated with a stroke of a pen—and the government’s brutal separation of child immigrants from their parents isn’t exactly inspiring confidence.

I skip my daughter’s soccer games to march and spend my nights volunteering to get out the vote. I divert money from their college funds toward campaigns that might help save our democracy. And on the very worst days, I start to look at what it would take to leave the country that I love, permanently. And my heart breaks just a little more.
I'm sure you reminded them that their experiences growing up are nowhere near as important as your personal political agenda.
I’d sacrifice everything for the sake of my daughters. I just never thought it would come to this.
One hopes your girls will use these experiences to be better mothers to their own children someday.
Posted by: badanov || 11/08/2018 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like child neglect / abuse to me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2018 4:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe they would be better off back in China and away from the hate filled loons who adopted them.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/08/2018 4:36 Comments || Top||

#3  we got a guy with multiple sexual allegations made against him, who backs candidates for the highest posts in the land who also have assault and molestation claims against them

That's rich coming from a suspected pedophile - I suspect you, that should be enough.

I skip my daughter’s soccer games to march and spend my nights volunteering to get out the vote.

Word MM

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/08/2018 6:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Two years ago, I brought my daughters to the voting booth with me, expecting that they’d witness the election of the very first woman president. Instead, we got a guy with multiple sexual allegations made against him, who backs candidates for the highest posts in the land who also have assault and molestation claims against them.

Allegations Rachel. You must have known who was running before you went to the voting booth. Don't you get that the left uses allegations that are false to knock out opponents of races or appointments if they can. Naïve? Maybe not; you might be insincere and know exactly what you are doing. It has become a political weapon used to destroy. It is used to skirt due process. Reads like Rachel is on the left and writing a hit piece. How about an article about the dangers and damages caused by false allegations as well? No doubt there are politicians who are guilty of the allegations claimed. But how about those who are not guilty and get destroyed? What has happened to the presumption of innocence? A New Jersey politician (A donk) just got re-elected who "allegedly" was involved in sexual hijinks with underage girls. Why no mention of him in your hit piece? Your outrage seems to be selective.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||

#5  What a heartless bitch. She deserved to have her daughters taken from her. But they don't deserve to be sent back to China just because she's a horrible person.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 11/08/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm so sorry, lady. Maybe you should move to China...but leave the girls here.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/08/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Iskip my daughter’s soccer games to march and spend my nights volunteering to get out the vote. I divert money from their college funds toward campaigns that might help save our democracy.
I have heard more compassion from people raising pedigreed show dogs. Did she "buy" the children as pets to appease her vanity? Her "cause" should be her children first... Despicable.
Posted by: magpie || 11/08/2018 19:28 Comments || Top||

#8  The lady should recall that Moon Unit Zappa is a Republican. Serving as a horrible example is not the best way to grow the trunks but it is a way.
Posted by: Clith FootnMouth7248 || 11/08/2018 19:35 Comments || Top||

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