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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Highlights of the News

Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch surrendered to President Donald John Trump. This is Britain's biggest diplomatic blunder since the Munich Agreement with Hitler.

ITEM 1: Evi L. Bloggerlady reported, "Kim Darroch's memos and reports on Trump were not 'candid' but showed a deep animosity to the Trump Administration. Yes you want your diplomatic staff and ambassadors to be objective, but Darroch was hostile in those memos."

The best part of waking up is Trumpenfreude in your cup.

ITEM 2: The Hill reported, "President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that he says would improve the lives of patients with kidney disease while lowering health care costs.

"The order instructs federal agencies to pursue strategies that will diagnose kidney disease sooner, make treatments less expensive and encourage more people to donate healthy kidneys.

"'This action will dramatically improve prevention and treatment of this life threatening illness while making life better and longer,' Trump said at a signing ceremony Wednesday, surrounded by patients.

"A key part of the plan would shake up a multi-billion dollar industry, run by two dialysis companies, that favors expensive treatment in health centers instead of home-based services that can be easier for patients."

An Obama judge in Hawaii immediately declared it unconstitutional.

Just kidding. Seriously, he just did more to improve health care in America than Obama ever did.

ITEM 3:  John Carney reported, "The number of unfilled manufacturing jobs in the U.S. continued to climb higher in May, suggesting the sector maintains a robust appetite for workers even amid rising trade tensions and a sharp slowdown in hiring for the month.

"There were a seasonally adjusted 509,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs at the end of May, up from 496,000 the previous month, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

"That sets a new record for this series, besting the prior record of 501,000 set in August and November of 2018. Prior to the election of Donald Trump, open jobs in manufacturing had not exceeded 400,000 since March of 2001. May marks the 17th consecutive month above 400,000."

Having wiped out Obama the Incompetent's legacy, President Trump moves on to correct Dubya's few mistakes.

Bill is on deck.

ITEM 4: David Catron reported, "Tuesday afternoon, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Texas v. Azar and aggressively interrogated attorneys defending Obamacare’s individual mandate. They seemed deeply skeptical that the mandate can survive constitutional muster unless the lawyers representing Democratic attorneys general in 21 states and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives can produce more convincing arguments than they have thus far put forward. This may well endanger the entire health-care law. The general atmosphere during Tuesday’s hearing suggested that, if the individual mandate falls, Obamacare’s entire creaking edifice must go down with it.

"This was the reasoning used by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor when he struck down the law last December. He ruled that the individual mandate had been rendered unconstitutional when its “tax-penalty” was eliminated by Congress and that the mandate was inseverable from the rest of the statute. O’Connor further held that this combination of factors required him to invalidate Obamacare in its entirety. This decision was greeted with indignation by the law’s apologists in the Democratic Party, the news media, and academia. And this reaction was as nothing compared to the outrage that greeted the Trump administration’s decision not to appeal O’Connor’s ruling."

The mandate was a multi-billion-dollar gift to insurance companies, the very people Obama demonized. Believing a Democrat is like trusting a hungry polar bear not to eat you.

ITEM 5: President Trump tweeted, "Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat induced Witch Hunt. Unanimous decision in my favor from The United States Court of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit on the ridiculous Emoluments Case. I don’t make money, but lose a fortune for the honor of serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!)."

I said this all along, beginning in "Trump the Press."

He made a fortune and then became president. Democrats become president and then collect a fortune.

ITEM 6: Tom Elliot reported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez complained of her workload. She said, "I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy."

Sometimes they just write themselves.

ITEM 7: Politico reported a senior Biden adviser said, "I think it is true that what you’re seeing it is a more assertive time in the campaign. He’s not going to sit back and let people distort his record, nor is he going to let people define the terms of engagement.”

"Coming out of the debates, something the campaign felt strongly about is, we needed to be assertive on what his record was, both in terms of moving forward but to also demonstrate to the political world at large that we weren’t going to take that sort of thing without a response.

"We went out and tried to, best we can — especially with a slick and slippery person — try to pin Kamala Harris down on her own record."

In politics, slick and slippery get you elected. I'll call the waahmbulance for Low Energy Jeb! -- I mean Joe.

ITEM 8: John Nolte reported, "The same New York Times campaigning to take away everyone’s air conditioning has a 6,250 ton cooling system in its own building, reports FrontpageMag.

"Oh, and a cool million dollars of it was taxpayer subsidized."

The million was a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Here in Poca, West Virginia, the high yesterday was 93 with a feels-like temperature of 76 because I am not fool enough to leave the AC in the late afternoon. Mom may have raised a fool but it wasn't me.

Newspapers do more harm to the environment by destroying trees for newsprint, using toxic ink and using so much energy to run their printing plants. That does not include the carbon footprint from delivering newspapers.

ITEM 9: Paul Bedard reported, "This week’s Liberal Media Scream features journalist Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame calling for a deep dive on why people support President Trump.

"On CNN’s Reliable Sources, Bernstein accused Trump of bringing a 'cold civil war almost to the point of ignition' by promoting “undemocratic notions and authoritarian notions.”

"And he urged an exploration of why people support him 'no matter what he does, no matter how outrageous seemingly his conduct is.' He urged the media to do 'some real reporting' by making 'our table bigger in terms of our reportorial landscape.'"

What does this relic from the 1970s know about "real reporting"? From Watergate to the Russian Dossier, he has faithfully regurgitated every Deep State talking point about Republican presidents.

ITEM 10: Sean Moran reported, "House Oversight and Reform Committee Democrats tweeted, and then deleted, a picture Tuesday of an Obama-era migrant detention center to attack Republicans ahead of a Wednesday hearing on President Donald Trump’s policies of 'putting migrant kids in cages.'

"On Tuesday, the House Reform and Oversight Committee Democrats used a picture from 2014, during the Obama administration, in a tweet to attack Republicans and President Donald Trump ahead of their Wednesday hearing on alleged “inhumane treatment at the border.”

"The House Oversight and Reform Committee has since deleted the tweet."

Democrats are for putting kids in cages. Obama did.

Maybe Jeffrey Epstein too.

ITEM 11: Trending Views reported, "Hollywood celeb John Voight cleans rain off seats for Gold Star families."

Not before TV cameras.

Not for accolades.

He just did it because the seats were wet and the parents suffered enough.

ITEM 12Blazing Cat Fur reported, "Google’s Algorithm Shows Donald Trump In Image Search Of Bill Clinton And Sex Criminal Jeffrey Epstein."


It is election interference and our government should fight it.

ITEM 13: A headline in the New York Times said, "A Dramatic Drop in Migrant Arrivals on the Border: What’s Happening?"

The subheadline said, "A migrant shelter in San Diego that only a month ago was crowded with new arrivals was nearly empty this week amid a sharp downturn in migrant apprehensions on the southern border."

Paragraph 6 solved the mystery. It read, "The Mexican city of Tijuana across the border, meanwhile, is still full of migrants — many of them turned back at the border under the Trump administration’s 'remain in Mexico' program."

Tariffs work.


  1. Britain's biggest diplomatic blunder since the Munich Agreement with Hitler

    Wow. Just wow! Its like AOC calling the facilities at the border concentration camps. It trivializes key historical events.

    Both sides use hyperbole like this. Its a sign of being out of touch with the real world.

    1. > Its a sign of being out of touch with the real world.

      That sounds hyperbolic.

    2. Europe was on the cusp of another war when the agreement was signed and Germany had a dictator in power. To make any kind of comparison in the slightest is something you'd expect from a Democrat.

      I can't wait for the other neo cons here to cheer this hyperbole.

      And if you disagree you oppose God! He told me so.

    3. It's called hyperbole. Do you even understand how to read English?

    4. BJ, Big D is required by law to allow Nony 3.0 to post. You know, the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    5. Big Z we see likes to make fun of sick, disabled people.

      Gee anything for a laugh! And still not one of you bothered to discuss comparing the Munich diplomatic disaster with the Brit diplomat who just resigned.

      The silence is deafening.

    6. Name one blunder by the British of this magnitude since 1938.
      As to Europe being on the cusp of war, they were, and Chamberlain made it a certainty.

    7. Okay.


      The glutton for cuntflict admits to being disabled. Check.

      The glutton for cuntflict craves the juices which flow throughout it's disabled brain and seeks their inducement here. Check.

      The glutton for the juices induced to flow throughout it's addicted, disabled brain finds this blog most helpful in getting what it craves. Check.

      Why, it is almost as if this blog is a surrogate clinic dispensing the addicted to cuntflict induced brain juices for the admittedly disabled recurring junkie commentor.

      Does obamacare pay for this?

    8. Don Surber deserves better trolls. The ones he's got are so lame that Jeebus couldn't heal them.

      I'm starting to think the Democrats are running out of money and had to downsize their troll farm operation. Or maybe they off-shored their trolling to Mumbai.

    9. The "Anonymous" trolls seem to have multiplied lately; now we're inflicted with arguments between them. I don't care what they have to say, and find all of them annoying; some are downright foul.

      They interfere with my enjoyment of this wonderful site; so my policy from now on is to ignore them entirely & not respond to any of their comments.

      If anyone wants me to read their comment, all they have to do is put their initials at the bottom or have an actual name.

      I urge everyone to do the same, which hopefully will encourage these timewasters to go elsewhere!

  2. Dubya made more than a few mistakes. His biggest mistake was taking the Republican base for granted. He bragged to Senator Cruz that he had "transformed the party." He sure did. Because of Dubya, we had eight disastrous Obama years.

  3. Lee,

    You do what's so typical here. IGNORE THE MESSAGE and go after the messenger. Nice try.

    1. Don made the following remark:

      "Having wiped out Obama the Incompetent's legacy, President Trump moves on to correct Dubya's few mistakes."

      I like Don and I like his blog. We don't have to see eye to eye. But, hey, here's a comment section! I can specify why certain Trump supporters (well, at least I, myself) think Dubya made more than a few mistakes.

      Sorry you don't like it when I disagree with people, even though obviously it's okay for you to disagree with me.

    2. Lee you did it again. You ignored the message.

      The message is comparing the diplomatic prelude to World War 2 to the diplomacy today.

      That's ludicrous its high school intelligence.

      Instead you bring up Bush? (who only made a 'few' mistakes---that's ridiculous he was as bad as Obama and in fact gave us Obama)

      And then you make extraneous comments. Boring.

    3. No, I didn't ignore the message. I just didn't feel it was necessary to amplify what Don said on that subject.

      He did say one thing I felt moved to comment on. I'm pretty sure that's allowed.

      > That's ludicrous its high school intelligence.

      If you're going to imply I sound uneducated, it would help if you could write in complete sentences.

      > Instead you bring up Bush?

      Don brought up Bush.

      > And then you make extraneous comments. Boring.

      Apparently not. It seems to be taking up a bit of your time.

    4. Don brought up Bush.

      So? I'm not talking to him!

      Since you felt no need to add to his Munich comments then you should just have ignored me.

      Anyone who compares wW2 diplomacy to Trumps diplomatic relations is downright silly and out of touch.

      By saying I'm the one who is using hyperbole implies you agree with this blogger.

      I'm so shocked! Admit it whenever anyone criticizes surber then the attacks begin and everyone completely ignores the message. I get it.

      Its a common trait of a cult like atmosphere

    5. I've given your diatribes every benefit of the doubt. But, the clearer it becomes that my comments are not subject to your specifications -- anymore than yours are subject to mine -- the more pearls you clutch.

      I'm done trying to reason with you. I hereby scrape your comments off my shoes. Have a nice life.

  4. Later here today we'll hear about Iran aggression towards the Brits. And our own planes were hovering above documenting the incident.

    What a coincidence! God is really looking out for us.

  5. 11 - John Voight is a mensch.

    5 - The court’s ruling won’t stop The emollients talk. Democrats will keep at because their brain dead followers believe everything they say.

    12 - google is truly evil.

  6. 1.The left, NeverTrumpers and media accuse Trump of not being diplomatic because he looks you in the eye when he says what he thinks. Darroch is a professional diplomat because he lies to your face and trashes you behind your back.

    Remember - Darroch and May knew all about how MI6 was helping the conspirators to falsely frame and then overthrow Trump.

    1. Bingo Poopsie... You win a cookie! The chickens are coming home to roost for Britains collusion with Brennan et al for the soft coup attempt of President Trump. More to follow in the coming weeks.

  7. 6) Pelosi put AOC & Ohmar on high profile committees they have no experience to be on. By doing so she gave them credibility and visibility.

    Where's that brillant leadership and strategy?

    1. Pelosi is politician.

      The four knuckleheads are temper tantrums, throwing fits that merit daily spankings.

      These four got elected. So. Fucking. What.

      Pelosi knows politics.

      The four knuckleheads know nothing.

      These four are the perfect four to accelerate MAGA train for a spectacular arrival in 2020.

      No brains, all toxically juiced, toxicities of their natures spewing, unimpeded, from within to out of their screeching pie holes.

      So, pelosi putting these knuckleheads wherever they can be monitored is a political move. A political move by a politician.

      A political move by a politician of too much hubris to see that these four knuckleheads are bane of the democrat party of poisonous intentions.

      These four knuckleheads are akin to rabid mice that got into the cabal of clusterfucking rats, and cannot yet be set upon and rendered.

      Pelosi would prefer to not have rabid mice to deal with.

      Alas, the democrats, being desperate for anyone not MAGA, got these four.

      Less of a benefit for democrats = more of a benefit for MAGA.

      These four knuckleheads being a solid deficit, is sweet.

  8. Otto’s Hot Take on l’Affair Epstein: It isn’t Alex Acosta’s problem and it certainly isn’t Mr. T’s. It isn’t The Black Jesus’ problem either. THIS IS DUBYA’S PROBLEM. HE was the one who ultimately told DOJ to back off of Vilehelm, because the Bush family plays by Marquis of Queensbury rules - which is why we kept getting our asses kicked politically. Hey Carl, we don’t need no fucking panel to understand what makes Trump’s supporters tick. Abe Lincoln spoke for us, defending Grant: HE FIGHTS.


  9. Trump moves on to correct Dubya's few mistakes

    Few mistakes?

    Like the stock market meltdown in 2008?
    Like promoting a new home for everyone that created the sub prime debacle that crashed the entire economy?
    Like bringing the auto industry to bankruptcy?
    Like expanding Medicare to include drug coverage?
    Like no child left behind?
    Like the Patriot Act which destroys due process?
    Like the lies about WMD's?
    Like sleeping thru 9/11?
    Like overseeing the bankruptcy of Lehman and Bear Stearns both century old enterprises?
    Like launching 2 new wars leading to Abu Ghraib?
    Like looking for years but unable to find Bin Laden?

    And finally

    Like doubling the national debt from $5 to $10 trillion?

    Yeah just a few mistakes alright!

  10. That Google cannot fulfill a simple link request without meddling sophomorically in my search absolutely obliterates any claim of objectivity or scientific accuracy that the company might ever tout.

    It is a tabloid publisher at this point. Not a disinterested search engine.

    1. Google, Facebook and twitter do more damage to our election process than all the foreign governments combined. Russia was a red herring to deflect from not only a bad candidate and campaign, but social media interference and bias.
      They'll have 4 years to hone their techniques so 2020 will be worse.

  11. Duck Duck Go.
    Dog Pile.Even Bing (to a degree)
    is better..

    1. I'd forgotten about DogPile. Thanks for the reminder. DDG does everything I need for a search engine ever since my browser (PaleMoon) dumped Google as the default. I got to PaleMoon after the Brandon Eich debacle at Firefox and haven't been back to FF since.
      Unfortunately my phone is Android, owned by the evil masters of the universe, but I'm only using it as a phone, it's not my link to cyberspace.

    2. Greg, I have an Android phone but run Lineage OS on it, which reduces my Google exposure considerably. If you're interested, look up your model of phone at to see if Lineage is available for your phone.

      I also use DDG as my search engine, on my phone, tablet and PC. I find it much more honest, and I recommend it. Palemoon is a good browser too, and there's Brave for even more security.

    3. Thanks Esky. I'll look into it.

  12. ITEM 1:

    Blackadder: Now then; criminal record...

    Baldrick: Absolutely not.

    Blackadder: Oh come on, Baldrick, you're going to be an MP! I'll just put fraud and sexual deviancy.

    ITEM 6:
    "I didn't get a "harrumph" out of that guy!"