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24 Killed In Brutal Terror Attack On Burkina Faso Church; Local Pastor Targeted
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20 21:43 USN, Ret. [332] 
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10 16:23 Cesare [270] 
7 22:01 Fat Bob Javish1936 [219] 
5 13:47 g(r)omgoru [259] 
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4 11:02 Lex [162] 
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8 18:38 charger [192] 
1 10:43 Thing From Snowy Mountain [193] 
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
There Is Two-Tiered Justice in the Military, Too
[Red State] Are you tired of seeing the coup conspirators like Comey and McCabe skate justice while Trump allies get hounded to hell and back by DoJ goons and rapidly prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? Are you tired of the apparent two-tiered justice system in America in which the well-connected escape justice while the rest of us are dealt with harshly?

You will NOT be comforted to know that that same two-tiered justice system is at work in the US military, too. The politically well-connected escape justice in the military, too, as evinced by recent reports that LTC Alexander Vindman, USA, is going to escape insubordination and other charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as announced by the Army this past week.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 03:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Deep State "justice" will always trump the UCMJ. Sausage isn't a soldier, he is an intelligence community asset.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 3:31 Comments || Top||

#2  A promotion list with his name on it stands a good chance of being returned to the Department from the White House. See - Tailhook
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/17/2020 6:45 Comments || Top||

#3  tThis is just an aside, but when I first heard about Vindman (spit), I wondered "what the hell is a glorified major doing at the NSC? Making sure the coffee and donuts are always fresh?"
Posted by: PBMcL || 02/17/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ being a Major doofus
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 11:02 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Lena Dunham, Fashion Model
[Ace]That which has been seen, cannot be unseen...
Posted by: Raj || 02/17/2020 13:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Channeling TW: Oh, dear.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#2  You channeled perfectly, dear Mercutio. Still, I’m glad she’s had her colours done, as they say..
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Why does her shins look like she was attacked by raccoons while she was sleeping in a hedge?
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/17/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Colors? as in "Red and black, friend of Jack. Red and yellow, kill a fellow"?
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks like the grown up tart from their childhood in "Once upon a Time in America"
Posted by: no mo uro || 02/17/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#6  One can only hope that the Dunham Horror goes into overdrive this election season.
Posted by: Cesare || 02/17/2020 16:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Been eating the bullets from Bugsy Malone for 20 years
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/17/2020 16:45 Comments || Top||

#8  I had to look! Damn, I just had to go and look!. And I promised myself not to drink tonight. Jack, Jim, and Jose' I need some help in forgetting!!!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/17/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||

#9  She should change her name to Lena Dunwich, Pickman's Model. She does have the Innsmouth look.

Guess the reference ♫
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 17:06 Comments || Top||

#10  yes she definitely has the flat-mouthed, flabby torso Innsmouth look
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/17/2020 17:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Sticking feathers up your butt doesn't make you a shoebill.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 18:25 Comments || Top||

#12  Re #9: Maybe more "The Lurking Fear"
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 18:31 Comments || Top||

#13  Hence my Fantasy Football team in AOSHQ: "Lena Dunham's FUPA"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/17/2020 18:36 Comments || Top||

#14  pic added - you're welcome
Posted by: Frank G || 02/17/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||

#15  "Bruises and scuffs optional"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/17/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||

#16  At least she's not naked.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 02/17/2020 18:52 Comments || Top||

#17  Re #12 The color of the faux fur is definitely Out of Space !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||

#18  Good Deity, Deacon! Now I have to use my mind's ey bleach again. This is getting painful.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/17/2020 19:59 Comments || Top||

#19  pic added - you're welcome

Thank you, Frank - I didn't want to mess it up.
Posted by: Raj || 02/17/2020 20:17 Comments || Top||

#20  didnt know feather dusters came in four lane models....
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/17/2020 21:43 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Don't forget the Uighur amid the coronavirus crisis
[Aljazeera] When a people are subjected to the most unimaginable forms of cruelty at the hands of a brutal regime and prominent world powers are unwilling to take any meaningful steps to stop that cruelty, where and what do they then turn to? When a tragedy strikes the government that abused them, could they be excused for believing it to be divine intervention?

The largest mass atrocity occurring in the world today, unfortunately, speaks to this sad reality.

The Uighurs and other mostly-Muslim Turkic minorities in China are being subjected to the most brutal forms of oppression and the Chinese government's so-called "re-education camps" are holding over a million of them out of sight.

To counter any criticism of its treatment of the Uighurs, China has employed a language of "de-radicalisation" that has been normalised throughout the world by repressive governments to mask their own policies of death and destruction.

While other groups that suffer under inhumane policies either at the hands of their own governments or others often find themselves championed by a competing force and score some gains while being used as a political football, the Uighurs do not seem to qualify even for that.

Last month, US President Donald Trump signed a new trade deal with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, bringing the two-year trade war between the two superpowers to an end and making his administration less willing than usual to even mention the gross human rights violations committed by the Asian giant.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 03:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Also, as we worry about the spread of the virus, we should spare a minute to think how this new tragedy may affect the Uighurs themselves. After all, if the coronavirus was to spread through the closed, cramped camps holding scores of Uighurs, we almost certainly would never learn the full extent of their devastation.

Since they could have very likely been a targeted population, that would be my guess as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 3:22 Comments || Top||

#2  so far, per official counting, only 75 infected and only 1 death in Xinjiang province
Posted by: lord garth || 02/17/2020 5:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Confucius send little of note,
But from Falun Gong contact, he quote,
"Beijing cabdriver gab:
Drab Manchurian lab
Engineering Mohammedan goat."
Posted by: Chamble the Furry5004 || 02/17/2020 5:43 Comments || Top||

#4 
Mao's recalcitrant giant,
with Fabianists non-compliant.
"They're free to eat bats,
mice, pekingese and... gnats !
But we don't suffer
the disease most defiant."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 7:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Just saying, is there another combination of phrases that could be more anti-western: "mostly-Muslim Turkic".

I do have some co-workers from the region that are of Han origin, always quick to remark 'Hell no, I am not a Muslim".

Rights rapidly evaporate for clearly identifiable groups that do wrong. Meet Darwin.
Posted by: Beau || 02/17/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#6  There is a wigger virus now? That does explain Eminem and all those white-boy rappers.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/17/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#7  "What uighurs?"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 16:52 Comments || Top||


Conspiracy Theory: Frank Plummer – Canadian Scientist Key To Coronavirus Investigation Assassinated In Africa?
[GreatGameIndia] In a very strage turn of events, renowned scientist Frank Plummer who received Saudi SARS Coronavirus sample and was working on Coronavirus (HIV) vaccine in the Winnipeg based Canadian lab from where the virus was smuggled by Chinese Biowarfare agents and weaponized as revealed in GreatGameIndia investigation, has died in mysterious conditions. Frank Plummer was the key to the Chinese Biological Espionage case at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory.

According to CBC, Plummer, 67, was in Kenya, where he was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the University of Nairobi’s collaborative centre for research and training in HIV/AIDS/STIs.

Dr. Larry Gelmon, who helped set up that meeting, said Plummer collapsed and was taken to hospital in Nairobi, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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Posted by: 3dc || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I wouldn't put much faith in this source.

They've been known to formulate conspiracy theories for profit, selling their books and drumming up 'likes'. Just a bunch of MBAs and couch strategists churning out conjecture and muddying the humint waters out of Hyderabad.

With technical details and stuff cobbled from various questionable sources, their forte has become presenting a seemingly credible narrative. One such was the story about Malaysian flight MH17 being downed by MI6.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you for that perspective, Dron66046. Now we know — though for myself I may need reminding from time to time, my memory not being what it never was.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  They've been known to formulate conspiracy theories for profit, selling their books and drumming up 'likes'.

Lot of that about.
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||


Europe
Hungary's Viktor Orbán: "It's forbidden to say so in Europe, but migration is an organized invasion"
[Front14.net] Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán ‐ the only head of state in Europe who’s been willing to take any real action to stop the ongoing migrant invasion of Europe ‐ on Thursday spoke of the mounting migratory pressure on Hungary’s southern border.

Following a routine inspection of Hungary’s border fence with his Slovak counterpart, Peter Pellegrini, Orbán said that Hungarian authorities have started to prepare for an expected increase in the number of organized migrant caravans attempting to enter the country illegally as the weather improves, Remix News reports.

During an impromptu press conference, Prime Minister Orbán took the opportunity to express his gratitude for Slovakia’s support, saying: "This is hard work which we would have a hard time doing without help and our allies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 06:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  It needs to be yelled from the roof tops.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 02/17/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah, people I know get uptight when I say that about immigration into this country from Mexico. But just because they come with women and children instead of tanks and war planes doesn't mean it's not an invasion.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/17/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Hooray for Hungary.

Would that we had such leaders telling such truths here.

Instead of clear logic and straight talk we get Orwellian bullshit words like "undocumented" and "sanctuary cities."
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:57 Comments || Top||

#4  George Soros is Hungarian
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Preach it, Mr. Prime Minister!
Posted by: Barbara || 02/17/2020 20:28 Comments || Top||

#6  I won't hold that against Hungary, #4 Skid. It's not their fault.
Posted by: Barbara || 02/17/2020 20:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Hungary would like very much to get their hands on George Soros.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 02/17/2020 22:01 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Could Former Naval Intelligence Officer Pete Buttigieg Be a CIA Asset?
[Zero] Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a rising star in the Democratic Party. A mere year ago, few could have picked him out of a police lineup. Now he’s the presumptive front-runner of the centrist faction of the party and ‐ for the moment, at least ‐ the most likely person for "Stop Bernie" forces to coalesce around.

But few know much about him, if anything. His personal biography seems to revolve around two data points. First, that he’s a gay Christian. Second, that he’s a former Navy intelligence officer.

Mayor Pete likes to talk a lot about his deployment to Afghanistan (more on that later), but he also spent some time in Iraq when he was working for McKinsey and Company as an energy, retail, economic development, and logistics consultant. He makes a passing reference to having been in a "safe house in Iraq" in 2007, in his memoir Shortest Way Home. Indeed, Buttigieg spent time in both Iraq and Afghanistan while he was working with McKinsey and Company. This time period (2007-2010) also overlaps with his time as a Naval intelligence officer (2009-2017).

McKinsey isn’t just any global management consulting firm. They have a contract with the Department of Defense as part of a broader Task Force on Business and Stability Operations. This project was criticized by Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum in 2011, as an inappropriate use of military resources. Why, after all, is the military being used to create an attractive investment and growth environment for American companies? One of the tasks carried out by the task force was to help Kate Spade source raw materials for her handbags.

In 2009, McKinsey was given an $18.6 million contract that expanded their work from Afghanistan into Iraq.

Pete refuses to answer questions about what he was doing with McKinsey during this period, citing a non-disclosure agreement that’s over 10 years old. What we do know, however, is that Buttigieg was stationed in Herat Province for part of his resumé-building tour of duty, where McKinsey was also very active.

Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of dots to connect here, but the dots we have are worth noticing. Just like it’s worth noticing that Buttigieg found time to volunteer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Pat Bauer’s Indiana gubernatorial campaign, and enlist in the United States Navy ‐ all while he was still working at his high-powered consulting gig with McKinsey. He finally left McKinsey in 2010, when he launched his losing bid for Indiana State Treasurer.

The latter of the two has not had any significant scrutiny. When "Mayor Pete’s" military record is subjected to even the slightest bit of observation, however, some disturbing facts and damning questions begin to leap out. The question at the bottom continues to be: Who is Pete Buttigieg?

Pete Buttigieg: Corporate Consultant
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 12:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Could. Could.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 12:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Pete's dad - hard-core communist.

John Brennan - voted for Gus Hall in 1976.

The only thing needed for a good conspiracy theory is a kernel of plausibility.
Posted by: Raj || 02/17/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#3  60% maybe ( ASSet)
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/17/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||

#4  The Hunt for Pink November, or, "Pardon me tutu!" (apologies to you appallingly patient, indulgent LG-blah-blah Burgers)

High over Afghanistan, dreamin'
Of Russian macguffins, the B-man,
Pete Davidson: "Fark,
What is THAT, Noah's ark?
Sir, I'll betcha the thing's full of seamen!"
Posted by: Chamble the Furry5004 || 02/17/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Why, after all, is the military being used to create an attractive investment and growth environment for American companies?

See Cantor Fitzgerald and the Naval War College
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 14:49 Comments || Top||

#6  I think Oscar Mayor and Pierre Delecto need to team up.

Slogan could be: Pete and Peter
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/17/2020 16:51 Comments || Top||


National Review: There's Zero Chance Bloomberg Would Pick the Hildebeest
[National Review] Her long history of scandals and voters’ doubts about her trustworthiness would make her a risky running mate.

There’s no better evidence that Mike Bloomberg’s chances of getting the Democratic nomination are on the rise than the fact that the opportunistic Hillary Clinton is already trying to grab a piece of the action.

The Drudge Report startled the political world on Saturday by noting that "sources close to Bloomberg campaign" are "considering Hillary as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force."

I have no doubt that Hillary wants back in, and her minions are pushing such rumors. I have no doubt that some of Bloomberg’s hundreds of staffers used to work on Hillary’s campaign and are pushing the idea internally. I also have no doubt that Mike Bloomberg is smart enough to never go for such a crazy and risky idea.

First, Mike Bloomberg needs "woke" progressives behind him and enthused enough to actually voted if he is to win a general election campaign. The last thing he should do is infuriate Bernie Sanders voters by sharing his ticket with the woman they blame for "rigging" the 2016 primaries against him. Recall that 12 percent of Sanders’s primary supporters voted for President Trump in the 2016 general election. That is according to the Cooperative Congressional Election Study ‐ a massive election survey of around 50,000 people.

Second, the Democratic ticket would be on the old side with a Bloomberg-Clinton ticket. The former New York mayor will be 78 years old at the time of the election this year, and he looks it. Hillary will be 73 years old, and she has a record of not being candid with her health issues. Should something happen to both of them, the next person in line for the presidency, should she remain House speaker, would be 80-year-old Nancy Pelosi.

While they would be running against a 74-year-old incumbent president, few would question that Trump projects a vigorous persona. The Democratic Party needs an injection of youth and vitality, not a ticket with two people who barely brush the Baby Boom generation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He's saying this like Bloomberg will have a choice. The Democrats are corrupt. The nomination will be rigged just like it was last time.

But it is extremely unwise to put yourself in a position where a Clinton can gain by you dying.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 02/17/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Mini Mike + Big Mike.
Slogan: Me Like Mikes!
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Well with the #METoo issue facing Bloomberg she would either see a race with him like the good old days at Epstein Island or a chance to get some RedNeck votes.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/17/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

#4  A billionaire sex abuser / chauvinist pig leading the Democratic Party?

Riiiiiight.

This has become totally surreal.
We're Through the Looking-Glass.
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  You just can't make this [stuff] up!
Posted by: DooDahMan || 02/17/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Notional Review is of course rooting for mini Mike. His condescending remarks about farmers and blue collar workers probably gave Kevin Williamson a spontaneous orgasm.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/17/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Why would anyone pick Hillary for VP? That's like painting the target on your own back.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/17/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ for Mini the logic's clear: she's the only potential running mate who isn't taller than him.
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Stopped reading them after they fired Derbyshire.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#10  In all fairness, nobody else picker her either.
Posted by: Cesare || 02/17/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||


Democrats addicted to losing
The official view from Egypt. Herewith key bits leading to a startling final sentence.
[AlAhram] The US Democratic Party has fallen under the influence of a generation of leftist ideologues who will stop at nothing, even risking the viability of the party itself.

While preventing a split in the party may have been successful, as some Democrats claim, this has come at the cost of its image in the eyes of US public opinion. Trump and Republican supporters succeeded in portraying repeated attempts by Democrats to indict and impeach Trump as a personal vendetta, prioritising narrow partisan interests over the public interest. From the perspective of Democratic supporters, policies that the party’s left-wing are pushing, such as leniency on illegal immigration, expanding healthcare without thinking of the cost, and restricting the purchase and possession of personal firearms, are all policies opposed by Republicans and Trump.

These policies are mostly supported by Democratic voters, and the dominance of the left-wing camp within the Democratic Party — as clearly demonstrated by the attempt to impeach Trump — raises an alarm about the future of the party. The Democratic Party is already suffering because it has not yet decided on a strong candidate to run against Trump in the presidential race, and even worse, some party members are still adamant on continuing to battle Trump and ignore the Congress acquittal. They view him as guilty and therefore he should be slandered in the coming months, in the hope this will impact his chances of winning a second term in November.

Periodic opinion polls conducted by Reuters reveal that the impeachment trial did not impact Trump’s popularity among Americans, although it was broadcast live. Some even predict Democrats will also lose in the long-term, and they will not be able to truly contest the elections for the White House even beyond a second term for Trump.

Michael Kimmage, a history professor at the Catholic University of America, said as much on the website Politico on 5 February, when he was asked what he expects historians will write about the impeachment trial and this era 50 years from now. He responded: “I think they will say the following: The Trump era began with Trump’s election in 2016, hit a high point with his acquittal on impeachment in 2020 and ended with President Mike Pompeo’s 2028 loss to the young Midwestern Governor Tom Wilkinson.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's not the "Trump Era." Trump is just a harbinger, a prophet in the wilderness.

The real name for this new era is yet to be created.

At this point all we know is that a post-Cold War era of unparalleled corruption and bogus, absurd, "global citizen" virtue-signaling has come to a close. Trump, Boris Johnson, Viktor Orban, several other bit players all had a hand in killing it.

But what comes next is yet to be written.
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  The people who elected Boris had a hand in it's destruction.

It's open for discussion whether they were too trustworthy...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/17/2020 2:30 Comments || Top||

#3  The US Democratic Party has fallen under the influence of a generation of leftist

More of an inadvertent reveal than a fall.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 2:34 Comments || Top||

#4  No they just more invested in methodologies not based on convincing legit voters to vote for them.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 4:29 Comments || Top||

#5  The Democratic Party is already suffering because it has not yet decided on a strong candidate to run against Trump...

The problem is that their strongest candidate is Pierre Delecto.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/17/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||


Dallas News Explains Why it Will Not Recommend A POTUS Candidate
I don't suppose it's because they think none of the candidates is worthy?
[Dallas News] If asked to identify one thing that has made this country unique and a model for the world, we would say this: From the start, this nation was always an idea, a concept about liberty that had both practical implications for how people live and that also invited a perpetual debate about how society should be organized to expand and safeguard our rights.
We hold these truths to be self-evident...
Today, the United States is in the midst of a fresh presidential election and there is more at stake than the future of one candidate, than the ability of one party or the other to control the levers of power in Washington since there seems to be little difference between the lever controllers. The country is at a crossroads, a point at which its voters will make crucial decisions about such fundamental issues as what role government should play in our lives, how officials will lead this large and fractious country, when we should build and sustain international alliances, and even the very ideas we should be known for in the world.

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Posted by: Bobby || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  whatsa dalla snooze?
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  We stand here with Abraham Lincoln, who reminded us in his second inaugural address, as a long and brutal civil war was coming to a close, that we should proceed with "malice toward none, with charity toward all."

Which got us the Klan and nearly a hundred years of ignoring the 14th and 15th Amendment was writ. We live today with the consequences of that.

In the first American Civil War which was our War of Independence, tens of thousands of Loyalists were scattered to Canada, Bermuda, and points elsewhere in the Empire. The snakes were removed from the nest before the ratification of the Constitution.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/17/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  The news paper stands for Liberty but I do not recall them being against Obama Care driven down America’s throat, against droning American citizens without due process, the illegal surveillance of Americans, sanctuary cities ignoring the rule of law .... but somehow surprisingly America is so bifurcated they cannot decide who best to lead the country.
Posted by: Airandee || 02/17/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||

#4  demonizing half of our people

A succinct statement of Democrat tactics since long before "baskets of deplorables".
Posted by: AlanC || 02/17/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#5  With this sort of pompous drivel the newspaper proves it should go out of business.
Posted by: b || 02/17/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Should go
Is going
Will go
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Turning as left as Austin.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/17/2020 11:30 Comments || Top||

#8  “Besides, if we were to endorse Trump, those cool kids who moved in from California won’t like us anymore.”

I don’t see professionalism and comity on the ballot.
Posted by: KBK || 02/17/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#9  I don't blame them for not endorsing. Who wants their brand associated with that gang of Democratic losers.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/17/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||


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Conference of Presidents baffled by US refusal to release Jonathan Pollard
[Jerusalem Post] Members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations said they are baffled by the ongoing refusal of the US government to allow Jonathan Pollard to move to Israel.

"It is brought up every time we go for a meeting to the White House," Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the organization, said at a media conference in Jerusalem on Sunday prior to the opening of the annual CoP conference at the Inbal Hotel. "We have been baffled by it for years."

Pollard, 65, is a former civilian defense analyst who was released from prison in November 2015, after serving 30 years of a life sentence for passing classified material to Israel, an ally of the US.
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#1  You tell us about Ghislaine Maxwell and we'll be happy to assist with Jonathan Pollard's travel plans.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 3:50 Comments || Top||

#2  That's why it's called a two-tiered system of justice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 4:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Dual loyalty is actually single loyalty.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 02/17/2020 5:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Matthew 6:24
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/17/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#5  All he wants is to go home!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||


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High School Runner Not Feeling Great About Her Chances Against The Girl With The Beard
[Babylon Bee] HARTFORD, CT‐Local high school track runner Vanessa Vogel was excited for her track meet this past weekend, having trained many months for her shot at a record and possibly a college scholarship.

But when Vogel lined up and saw a brave runner with a beard from a nearby high school, she started to doubt her ability to compete.

"You know, I have a bad feeling about this," she muttered as she lined up for the 800-meter dash. "I'm just not sure I can take this girl."

Sure enough, she was blown out despite setting her personal best.

"I just don't know if that was entirely fair," she commented afterward. "I'm all for equality and stuff, but I dunno -- the beard might have given her an advantage."

Vogel has been suspended pending an investigation into her bigotry.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 03:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Prostate vs non-prostate, its so simple which is why the athletic community is so worthy of this attention.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/17/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||


Burn Down the DOJ and Start Over
[Town Hall] - I want you to tell me, without bursting into laughter, that I am still supposed to respect our federal law enforcement institutions. I keep hearing about these wonderful keepers of norms and rules and stuff deserve our awe, and then I see the tawdry, self-serving and scummy way they operate, and gee ‐ there’s a disconnect. A big one. If the price of our society is submitting to these corrupt and incompetent people of garbage, well, then I say burn it all down.

That’s the only way to save it: to level it and start over.

Let’s review how our guardians of justice have covered themselves in glory in recent days. And by "glory," I mean "Scat Francisco sidewalk sauce."

The scumbag Democrat donors remaining in the Mueller lynch mob decided that Roger Stone, an absolutely harmless gadfly whose real crime was being aligned with Donald Trump and therefore with you, should be sent away for seven to nine years for "crimes" that the Department of Injustice promptly gave a pass on to the loathsome Andrew McCabe. This is the same institution that also gave a pass to Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, Comey the Looming Doofus, and those fugly FBI sexting twins.

...I like Bill Barr. I think he wants to do the right thing. But he needs to spare us the clichés about the hard-working and honest DOJ staff because that’s not what we see. I trust Barr, but I trust my eyes more, and all I see issuing from his Department is a flow of raw sewage. And don’t tell me "But they convicted Avenatti!" because Avenatti was not a friend to the establishment. He was a threat, an uppity outsider who smarmed his way into position to potentially cut in the line for power. Yeah, the Democrats were totally broken up for him to be taken out.

...Let Barr do his thing. Let Durham do his. I’m not going to Lucy and the football myself into believing that either one is definitely going to serve up the justice upon the Deep State derps that is the minimal requirement for beginning to rebuild the trust in federal law enforcement these hacks flushed away, but who knows? They might do something. In the meantime, we simply need to treat federal law enforcement as what it is: deeply corrupt and utterly untrustworthy.

The other thing is that the president needs to pardon Roger Stone, Mike Flynn, and the others caught up in the scummy attempt to criminalize dissent. And he should commute Paul Manafort’s sentence to time served. Time to use our power to do justice for those who are victims of injustice.

See, the stakes are high. A dual-track justice system is unsustainable in a free country. True, the Democrats behind these injustices don’t want a free country at all, but we do. If we tolerate these injustices, we won’t have one, and the bad guys are not going to like what happens next. This is how they got Trump. They have only gotten worse. Okay, well, more of this is how you get Caesar.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 02:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Basically do to it what we did to Germany and Japan.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/17/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  What is needed is unfairness, the other way round. Absolute, crushing power in Republican hands; to turn back the tide with force. And liberal tears.

All trouble follows when in this age of mercenary activism and adamant corruption, genuinely nationalist leaders try to play nice.

'Nice never helped nobody.' - Two-Face, Batman villain
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  After the first 10 words, I could tell it was another Kurt rant-gem
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  A dual-track justice system is unsustainable in a free country.

Snark aside, this is dead-on correct.

And deadly serious. If DoJ is not razed and rebuilt anew, it is very unlikely that we will ever get our democratic Republic back.

This has to be OrangeMan's top priority for his 2nd term. Without this achievement, all other policies will be undermined or thwarted altogether.
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#5  It cannot stop with the DOJ. Every institution will need to be razed. State, Defense and especially the Intelligence agencies.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 02/17/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#6  #2 What is needed is unfairness, the other way round. Absolute, crushing power in Republican hands; to turn back the tide with force. And liberal tears.

Correct.

Not only for the sake of real social justice, but because so much damage has been done by the left that it's no longer enough to stand athwart history saying "Stop!".

We have to go in reverse -- way in reverse.

And the left needs to learn a lesson that it won't forget for generations.


Frankly "conservatism" is wholly inadequate for what needs to be done.

Posted by: charger || 02/17/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#7  And the left needs to learn a lesson that it won't forget for generations.

The Left can't learn from experience - that's why they're the Left: easy solutions to difficult problems.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Well, so long as they're taught the lesson.

If it doesn't take -- teach it again and again and again.
Posted by: charger || 02/17/2020 18:38 Comments || Top||


Andrew Doyle Live: Why I Created Titania McGrath (SJW parody Twitter account)
Titania McGrath is a comedian who pretends to be an SJW. He pisses off all the right people. For example, he put up a picture of Mary Poppins after the chimney sweep scene with soot on her face, and said she should be cancelled for racism. This was a joke, a ridiculous extreme.

A few months later, the New York Times used a screen shot of the same scene and said the same thing.


Posted by: Herb McCoy || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh My God, is the Penis-person Patriarchy ever going to stop trying to run down that brave, brave woman by pretending she's a fictional creation?

It's more oppression than I can take at this time in the morning. It's going to get even worse when Lent comes in because I told the Padre I'd stop drinking before 10AM.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/17/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||



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