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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Justice Ginsburg taken ill, absent from Supreme Court
[NBCNews] Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent on Wednesday for courtroom argument in two cases.

Chief Justice John Roberts announced that Ginsburg was "indisposed due to illness," a statement similar to the one he made on the first day of the term, Oct. 7, when Justice Clarence Thomas was absent with what a court official said was the flu.

The same court official said Wednesday that Justice Ginsburg was "home with a stomach bug."

The health of Ginsburg, 86, has been a subject of intense interest since she underwent surgery last winter for lung cancer and treatment over the summer for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.
Posted by: Beavis || 11/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [347 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'll pray for her...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 11/14/2019 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  To Ahriman?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

#3  What are all those "baby killer" birds doing flying over her house?
Posted by: boomerc || 11/14/2019 6:41 Comments || Top||

#4  And here we have yet another reason for the impeachment.

The Democrat party, in conjunction with Proggies everywhere, will have a massive stroke if PDJT gets to seat another Supreme Court Justice.

Something about the Lords of the Copy Book, I believe.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/14/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Re: #2, seems you got it! :)

Re: #4, and what's the down side?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 11/14/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Last couple of times the initial reports downplayed the severity of her illness.
Posted by: Iblis || 11/14/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#7  I do hope she holds on until after the election to avoid the 'you can't appoint in the final year' nonsense.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/14/2019 12:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Democrats: 'you can't appoint in the final year'.
Trump "Impeach me".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#9  #8 Snark of the Day. Thx G.
Posted by: warthogswife || 11/14/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#10  re #7: I believe the "No appointments in the last year" only applies if the Senate is controlled by the opposite party. Since Republicans control both the Senate and the White House, it doesn't apply.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/14/2019 13:14 Comments || Top||

#11  #9😊
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#12  Bug-eyed Schiff just might.
Posted by: gorb || 11/14/2019 17:06 Comments || Top||

#13  Weekend at Bernie's coming to SCOTUS
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/14/2019 19:29 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Dr. Bruce Hensel, former TV correspondent, accused of asking 9-year-old to send him sexually suggestive pictures
PACIFIC PALISADES, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Dr. Bruce M. Hensel, a former longtime medical correspondent for KNBC in Los Angeles, was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of asking a 9-year-old girl to send him sexually suggestive pictures, authorities said.

Hensel, 71, was taken into custody about 10:15 a.m. by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, a spokesperson for the agency said. He was released later in the day after posting $5,000 bail.

He was seen leaving the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown L.A., where he dodged questions from Eyewitness News reporter Eileen Frere and quickly scurried into a car before driving away.

In a statement, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Hensel was charged with one felony count of contact with a minor for sexual purposes.

Hensel allegedly requested the images from the daughter of an acquaintance through a messaging app on or about Aug. 4, said Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the DA's Cyber Crimes Division.

Hensel's attorney, Steve Sitkoff, released the following statement: "Dr. Hensel is completely innocent of the charge. We are cooperating with the authorities and look forward to a speedy and complete exoneration."

On Oct. 16, members of the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crime Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at Hensel's home in Pacific Palisades.

Items were removed from the hillside house as part of the investigation, an LAPD spokesperson said.

Hensel was a medical correspondent for KNBC for nearly three decades and had prior stints at NBC in New York and KCOP in Los Angeles. In addition to his reporting on medical issues for KNBC, he was known for answering viewer questions on the station's "Ask Dr. Bruce" segment. He won multiple Emmys for his work in addition to honors from medical organizations.

An online biography indicates Hensel also served as a medical professor at UCLA and hosted a nationally syndicated call-in radio show.

Last year he co-directed and produced a documentary about transgender relationships entitled "Beyond the Opposite Sex," which aired on Showtime.

If convicted as charged, Hensel faces a possible maximum sentence of 18 months in state prison, prosecutors said.

Related: Washington Times - Ex-NBC chief medical correspondent faces felony sex charge involving minor
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/14/2019 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rep. Adam Schiff's pal.

Birds of a feather.

Hat tip to BP for discovery and posting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2019 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Cultural appropriation?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2019 4:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Our political class is sick.
We are ruled by morons, mad hatters, and sociopaths.
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 5:35 Comments || Top||

An Orthodox Jew Is Running For Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliamentary Seat
Sometimes ya just gotta have fun with it.
[Jpost] As an observant Jew, Yosef David was taught to believe in miracles.

That’s a good thing since David, a social worker from London, is going to need one to succeed in his new mission: unseating Jeremy Corbyn from Parliament in the general election on Dec. 12.

David registered recently as a candidate of the right-wing Brexit Party for the Islington North constituency in London, in what the Jewish News of London characterized as a "challenge" in an article Tuesday. In 2017, the district elected Corbyn, the Labour Party’s leader, with 73 percent of the vote. Only 0.8 percent went to UKIP, the party from which the Brexit Party splintered off.

Labour has won in Islington North in every election since 1937. David acknowledges that he’s probably no match for Corbyn.

"I am aware that overturning a 30,000-plus majority would be a miracle," David told the Jewish News.
So why run?

In the interview, David said it was a way of "highlighting the impact of the antisemitism epidemic in the Labour Party on the community."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2019 06:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just imagine if poor Jeremy looses to an Yid.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, how 'bout that !

Hope yet for England ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/14/2019 19:48 Comments || Top||

California bucks Trump administration lightbulb rollback with tougher state standard
[THEHILL] A Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, board voted to enact tougher energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, pushing back against a rollback from the Trump administration.

A new rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) eliminates energy efficiency standards for half the bulbs on the market, a move critics say will make the U.S. a dumping ground for energy-sucking, cost-ineffective bulbs.

The vote from the California Energy Commission essentially bars sales of incandescent and halogen bulbs by adopting stronger energy efficiency standards. The state banned the sale of such pear-shaped bulbs in 2018, but the rule will now extend to all other shapes of bulbs ‐ a wide collection used in chandeliers, recessed lighting and other lamps that DOE just rolled back.

Multiple state and environment and consumer groups have already sued over the DOE rule, citing a portion of law that bars "backsliding" on energy efficiency standards.

But the California decision represents another instance of the state pushing ahead with greener policies than the Trump administration, using the size of its population to push companies to make more environmentally friendly products.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under:

#1  during winter Bulbs produce heat AND power, and therefore 100% efficient.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/14/2019 4:04 Comments || Top||

#2  The green "religionists" are going to prevent me from buying the light bulb I need to be able to see my work and to do work on my home, car, engines and equipment.
The "green" replacement bulbs are much lower wattages, so called equivalent watts of around 13 to 24 watts.
I do not find them to be equivalent.
I think they lie about the facts when it comes to equivalents.
I have made do with 45 watt R20 spot lights, but they are not very bright for difficult to reach and see situations.
60W, 75W, 90W incandescent reflector bulbs, the more the better, for difficult to reach and see situations.
With incandescent bulbs one never has to worry about the color temperature because the light is a very broad frequency spectrum, high quality light.
But with green people who are not doing the work, they only see through a very narrow frequency lens.
One size fits all austerity.
Condemning rather than gracious.
They are blinded by and slave to their own legalism.
Throw the baby out with the bath water.
They just don't care.
Posted by: boomerc || 11/14/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  From 1984:

O'Brien said, "The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power.

"What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.

"We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  "California reduces electricity allowance to 215 days/year in order to increase light bulb efficiency."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/14/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#5  State lines are made to cross. light bulbs will be easy to bring in; natural gas for those cities that have outlawed it in new construction, not so much.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 11/14/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#6  State lines are made to cross.

They'd never drive through parking lots within 60 miles of the border with google video vans picking up license plates then pulling over vehicles for fail to turn signal.

Never happen.

*cough New York and cigarettes cough*
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/14/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||

#7  We need tariffs on everything California wants to buy from other states and everything California wants to sell to other states. It can be part of the Living Constitution (tm). And it's what New York and California are trying to do with us with their climate lawsuits.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/14/2019 13:12 Comments || Top||

#8  So now I have to drive to Yuma to buy light bulbs?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#9  When 100W Incandescents were to be "banned", I bought a case on Amazon ridiculously cheap
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||

#10  How's the recall effort going with Governor Gavin Newsom?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/14/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#11  I have my copy of the recall petition right here. All I need to do is sign it and mail it but there's room on it for another signatory so I'm hoping to find someone else to sign it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

#12  So illegal aliens and drugs are A-Ok, but lightbulbs aren't?

Yeah....sure...that makes good sense.
Posted by: Crusader || 11/14/2019 16:31 Comments || Top||

#13  So now I have to drive to Yuma to buy light bulbs?

Yeah, and while you're at it, might get a couple thousand rounds or bullets for your stutter gun (copyright RAB)
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 11/14/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

#14  Is there a federal regulation against pooping in the street?

Californian seems to have repealed that one as well.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/14/2019 18:14 Comments || Top||

#15  Already signed one, Abu
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2019 18:33 Comments || Top||

#16  #14 Is there a federal regulation against pooping in the street?
Comes wit da Shitshow, slim
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 18:37 Comments || Top||

#17  Buncha dim bulbs.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/14/2019 21:31 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Ukrainian company tied to Hunter Biden supported U.S. think tank, paid for trips
[Yahoo via MSN] WASHINGTON — A Ukrainian company that employed Hunter Biden paid more than $450,000 to a prominent Washington think tank, including picking up the tab for energy-related conferences as part of a campaign to burnish its image in the United States after it was accused by Western officials of corruption.

Burisma’s support of the Atlantic Council was detailed last week by the Wall Street Journal, which said the company had given the think tank $100,000 per year for three years starting in 2016. The council lists Burisma as a contributor on its website.

The Atlantic Council told Yahoo News Tuesday that in addition to the $100,000 given annually by Burisma, the company “also reimbursed speaker travel and event costs, which ... amounted to around [$50,000 to $70,000] per year.”

In the public impeachment proceedings starting Wednesday, Republicans, led by House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., will likely focus on Burisma to justify efforts by President Trump and his associates to pressure the Ukrainian government to publicly announce it was investigating the company. Republicans have already delved deep into the dealings of Burisma in closed-door depositions over the past month.

The Democrat-led impeachment inquiry in the House is based on the allegation that because Trump wanted the Ukrainians to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden — a leading rival for the presidency — he attempted “to coerce a foreign nation to engage in political investigations designed to help his campaign,” as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., put it on Tuesday.

There is also the issue of an Atlantic Council-sponsored trip that brought a dozen or so congressional staffers to Ukraine in August. The trip included Republican and Democratic staffers, but one — Thomas Eager — worked for Schiff’s Intelligence Committee, and the group at one point met with Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.
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#1  Appears Hunter & Co. had the travel and per diem covered nicely.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2019 1:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Bully for Ukrainians - using American money to buy American politicians!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2019 4:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Laundering sending US tax dollars to the Ukrainians in the form of aid, with an 'Atlantic Council' non-for-profit proviso ?

How innovative.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2019 5:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Unbelievable.

So Schifferbrains et al. launch a kangaroo court proceeding which results in their own leading presidential nominee's corruption aired for all to see.

This is truly something out of the Saturday morning cartoons.
Elmer Fudd shooting himself in the arse.
Wyle E. Coyote's ACME Rocket making a U-turn, with Wyle E. holding his incinerated little parasol and staring sheepishly at the audience.

Do we really deserve these shitheads?
What exactly did we do to invoke such punishment by the gods?
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 5:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Appears Hunter & Co. had the travel and per diem covered nicely.

With enough left over for walking around money, Kiev hookers
and blow.

Maybe even a birthday present for Dad... a restored '73 Trans Am?
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 5:53 Comments || Top||

#6  which results in their own leading presidential nominee's corruption aired for all to see.

Aired by whom?

None of this will be seen in the MSM. After all, those Democrat operatives with by-lines won't want to queer their own pitch.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/14/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Aired on the teevee. Replayed on YouTube.

Assuming -- a big 'if,' I know -- the networks and Google don't cut away from or otherwise bury the footage.
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#8  That's right, Lex. They threw old sleepy Joe under the bus. But don't worry. Hillary is waiting in the wings.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2019 14:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Er, I guess now it's Deval Patrick.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#10  The Atlantic Council? Soros has provided some funding to the Atlantic Council. Soros also played a role in destabilizing Ukraine in order to set it up for an asset grab. Schiff's committee didn't really do a deep dive into the corruption in Ukraine. His star chamber kangaroo court wasn't interested in that at all. Smells of part of a cover-up.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/14/2019 16:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Why...isn't it strange Amb. Bill Taylor has several connections with the Atlantic Council?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2019 18:56 Comments || Top||

Julián Castro is poised to miss the cutoff for the November debate
[TEXASTRIBUNE.ORG] His campaign is suggesting that it no longer sees having a national platform as a must. Instead, it’s staking its hopes on a strong finish in Iowa, Nevada and Castro’s home state of Texas.
"I AM....Cornhoolian!"
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#1  so sad

I was looking forward to hearing him expand on his comments on 'abortion justice' which would subsidize abortions for trans-sexuals.

Now we will have to suffer thru with only 10 candidates on the stage (in alphabetical order):
Joe Biden,
Cory Booker,
Pete Buttigieg,
Tulsi Gabbard,
Kamala Harris,
Amy Klobuchar,
Bernie Sanders,
Tom Steyer,
Elizabeth Warren and
Andrew Yang.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/14/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#2  add Lil' Bloomie and Deval "Mini-Obama" Patrick
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Your 'product' doesn't sell.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/14/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||

#4  bloomie and Deval P will not qualify for the Nov debate but might make it to subsequent debates
Posted by: lord garth || 11/14/2019 19:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Deval Patrick - is there a weight division smaller than lightweight? He'd be in it.
Posted by: Raj || 11/14/2019 21:22 Comments || Top||

#6  pantie-weight?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/14/2019 21:35 Comments || Top||

#7  "Massive," maybe. As in...

The sh-t-talking shrimp made an ass of
Himself, yet the champ was impassive:
"I'll try to make weight
In a gaseous state,
But this Governor Patrick is Massive!"
Posted by: Unirt McGurque6477 || 11/14/2019 21:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Zenobia F, your brain is adorable!
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2019 22:07 Comments || Top||

#9  LOL
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2019 22:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Ruh-roh! "Adorable" as in, say, "impotent apoplectic Pals," or more like "okay?"
Posted by: Unirt McGurque6477 || 11/14/2019 22:57 Comments || Top||

#11  Seriously, we cool? Even tinnier ear than usual these days. [waves antique ear-trumpet visual aid]
Posted by: Unirt McGurque6477 || 11/14/2019 23:00 Comments || Top||

#12  Adorable as in inspiring awe across oceans, man.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/14/2019 23:01 Comments || Top||

Jordan on fire, real star of impeachment hearing: ‘I’ve seen church prayer chains easier to understand’
[BIZPACREVIEW] Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan expressed the same shock at Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry hearing that no doubt many Americans are feeling as they watch this political theater play out.

The first public hearing in the inquiry included witnesses William B. Taylor Jr., the former top diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official, two men who were unable to provide anything of substance to the inquiry.

Taylor even admitted multiple times during his testimony that he was merely there to pass along information he had heard secondhand. Jordan got a little tired of the rumors being passed off as evidence and he broke down the entire sham process as only he can. He, like many others, was confused how Taylor could argue he had a "clear understanding" of the alleged quid pro quo at the center of this impeachment inquiry when he had no new substantial information to provide.

"You’re their [Democrats’] star witness," Jordan said in awe after having Taylor admit he had no firsthand knowledge of any phone calls between President Trump and the Ukraine president and also that in multiple meetings with the Ukraine president, a potential investigation was never once brought up.

"I’ve seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this," Jordan continued. As Jordan then started breaking down the fact that Taylor’s information was all secondhand and contained no real substance, Adam Schiff
...Showboating U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff has served in Congress since 2001. He currently serves as the chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In a manner reminiscent of Joe McCarthy, on March 22, 2017, in a interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC Schiff claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
's campaign colluded with Russia." Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation...
swooped in to save the day and gave Taylor a chance to respond.

"Let me just say, I don’t consider myself a star witness for anything," he eventually said.

"You don’t, they do," Jordan replied, pointing Schiff’s way.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A rare bit of sanity amid the Schiffshow
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 4:57 Comments || Top||

Lindsey Graham stops Armenian genocide resolution after meeting with Trump, Turkish dictator
[FoxNews] Sen. Lindsey Graham
...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems...
, R-S.C., blocked a congressional resolution Wednesday that would have recognized the Armenian genocide by Ottoman Turks hours after he and President Trump met with Ottoman Turkish President Recep Tilapia Erdogan.

Graham objected to passing H.Res.296, according to The Hill, saying senators shouldn't "sugarcoat history or try to rewrite it lie through our teeth so as not to offend moon goddess jihad terrorists." Graham's office did not comment on the matter in response to a Fox News request.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., asked for consent to pass the resolution, which would have formally recognized the mass murder of more than a million Armenian Christians by Mooslems between 1915 and 1923.
So now the GOP supports islamic quranic genocide. Can they sink any lower?
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Another muzz suckler. We are screwed until we get rid of them all.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2019 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  South Carolina's state flag has the palm tree and crescent moon muzz motif.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/14/2019 0:28 Comments || Top||

#3  ^2. It has a palmetto tree and a gorget. The Palmetto tree was added in 1861 after secession.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 11/14/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  I am however disappointed he blocked it.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 11/14/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Armenian Genocide is like the 'secret' name of the whistle-blower. Everyone knows it whether or not one of the immediate parties involved doesn't want to admit it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/14/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  It was a pre-condition of the Erdogan visit.

I understand it... "happens all the time."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#7  A compromise. All immigration from Islamic countries replaced by Armenian immigrants for the next 10 years.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/14/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#8  IMO Graham came through during the Kavannaugh Dem $hit show. Otherwise he talks a lot and promises a lot but seldom delivers.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/14/2019 15:32 Comments || Top||

#9  Graham objected to passing H.Res.296, according to The Hill, saying senators shouldn't "sugarcoat history or try to rewrite it lie through our teeth so as not to offend moon goddess jihad terrorists."

Posted by: KBK || 11/14/2019 20:54 Comments || Top||

Wretchard: Due to a quirk in the NATO charter you can't expel Turkey without its consent.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Well, then why doesn't the US and others who oppose Turkey leaven and let it keep whoever is faithless enough to stay? Which would probably be nobody considering that the Nordic countries want to stay allies with the US and Germany would prefer to pretend it doesn't have a military (and France isn't a member).
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 11/14/2019 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  This is bullshit. America can just leave it and it's dead. Good luck having a EUTO. You can form military alliances as and when conflicts arise. No sense in paying for the military posturing of nations opposed to your policies all the damn time.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/14/2019 1:33 Comments || Top||

European Union Nonbinding & Useless Coalition of the Helpless
Posted by: Lex || 11/14/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#4  In that line - dissolve the sucker. It's reason to exists fell with the Berlin Wall. Let Brussels defend itself.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/14/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Disband NATO. Should have been done some 20 years ago.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/14/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#6  30 years ago
Posted by: chris || 11/14/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#7  I think it's between 20 and 30 years ago. There was a very, very good reason to keep it until the Soviet Union completed its dissolution,even if they weren't as large a threat as people thought. But by Clinton's second term, we should have gotten out of there.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 11/14/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Well, then why doesn't the US and others who oppose Turkey leave

There is legal precedent for this under the "I Wouldn't Want To Belong To Any Club That Would Have Me As A Member" doctrine.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/14/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

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