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Monday, August 19, 2019

Highlights of the News

Donald John Trump is still your president.

ITEM 1: Fox News reported, "Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested that viewers boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO talk show after he devoted a segment of Friday's program to bashing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, calling it a 'bulls--- purity test.'

"'Maybe folks should boycott his show,' said Tlaib, who went on to compare criticism of the BDS movement to the controversy surrounding boycotts of South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s."

I cannot boycott him. I don't have HBO.

Her call to boycott Maher follows the banishment of Sarah Silverman for wearing blackface in a anti-racist skit 12 years ago.

White liberals, welcome to the world you created by racial division.

ITEM 2: Breitbart News reported, "The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is still dealing with the fallout from the mass exodus of staffers last month due to the growing concerns of the committee’s devotion to diversity.

"DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) is reportedly looking for a new executive director and seeking members’ help in her search in hopes that it shows the frustrated black and Latino members that she takes diversity seriously."

Three weeks ago, Texas Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela told Politico Sunday that Bustos should fire her top aide, DCCC executive director Allison Jaslow, who is white.

Bustos did.

But Bustos kept on Tayhlor Coleman, who posted derogatory tweets about LGBTQ people and Latinos. Coleman is black.

It is entertaining to watch Democrats play Who Is On Top This Week? among its various constituentcies. At present, it is Blacks > Latinos > LGBTQ.


President Donald J. Trump reported, "Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ORGANIZATION OF TERROR. Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!"

No one was killed, so I guess the mayor allowed the police to do their job. Antifa fascists beat up a tourist, though.

ITEM 4: The Washington Examiner reported, "Another Supreme Court term has ended, and once again the court failed to revisit the question of abortion. In our time, it seems that abortion is discussed everywhere except the Supreme Court, where most justices seem intent to do anything to avoid the topic. And still, each passing term, the stain of Roe v. Wade seeps deeper, corroding our system of laws from within.

"But one justice is unafraid of the abortion debate. Undismayed by the court’s inaction, Justice Clarence Thomas has masterfully sown together a compelling judicial case for overturning the central holding of Roe. As his nearly three-decade body of work shows, Thomas fights for the integrity of the judiciary, reasoning carefully and speaking powerfully. He knows that the court’s pattern of avoidance is unsustainable, and so he labors for the awaited day."

Justice delayed is justice (and the right to life) denied to 60 million Americans.

But someday we will be trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

ITEM 5: The Washington Times reported, "Two top Republican appropriators urged President Trump Friday to abandon a package of foreign-aid cuts of as much as $4.3 billion, saying the proposed action could undermine national security and damage trust with Congress.

"Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, and Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, top Republican on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, said the spending includes 'efforts to counter Kremlin and Chinese malign influence.'"

More than a half century of experience shows much of the money is pocketed by foreign politicians. It often is welfare for dictators.

(I do not link pay sites. Keep the Internet free.)

ITEM 6: The New York Post reported, "Roving, cop-hating mobs erupted in violence, taunts and gunfire in Brooklyn overnight into Sunday, leaving three officers with minor injuries.

"At least some of the injuries were caused by 'air mail,' objects thrown down at cops from rooftops, police at the scene in Bedford-Stuyvesant told The Post.

"By early Sunday, 11 people had been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

"The violence came after a series of water dousing attacks on NYPD officers throughout the city this summer."

No police, more crime.

ITEM 7: The South China Morning Post reported, "Russian soybean exports to China are likely to remain low for the next few years, an agricultural specialist has warned, suggesting that amount produced will not be enough to provide a real alternative to the US.

"China suspended purchases of US soybeans and other farm products this month after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese products, compounding the shortages caused by 25 per cent tariffs on the crop that have been in place since July last year.

"Russia is one of the many alternative sources China has been exploring since the start of the trade war and last month it approved imports of soybeans from all parts of Russia, opening itself up to supplies from the European part.

"Although Russia’s overall production of the crop – a vital food source for farm animals – is much lower than America’s, some in Beijing hoped its northern neighbour would be able to make a significant contribution in future.:"

This should be good news but as the Holodomor showed, communists will starve people into submission, and Red China is a communist empire.

ITEM 8: The Washington Examiner reported, "The Palestinian Authority is banning all LGBT members from activities in the West Bank."

You know who else hated Jews and homosexuals?

Meanwhile, Israel's tourism industry reported, "Tel Aviv Gay Pride has become one of the biggest events of the year in Tel Aviv with the city’s gay community coming out in force to ensure that they, and the many visitors who come from overseas have a great time and firm up the city’s reputation as the Gay Capital of the Middle East, and perhaps, one of the Gay Capitals of the World.

"Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week takes place every June, with a surge of gay-friendly events taking place across the city, culminating on the Friday with the famed pride parade. The 2019 Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade will take place on June 14."

To be LGBTQ and BDS is phenomenally stupid.

ITEM 9: Joe Biden tweeted, "I have always been a stalwart supporter of Israel — a vital partner that shares our democratic values. No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas — even ideas they strongly object to. And no leader of the free world should encourage them to do so."

Ben Shapiro tweeted, "Remember that time the Obama administration barred a member of Israeli Knesset from entering the United States in 2012? Because you were vice president at the time."

In his defense, Sloppy Joe does not remember last week let alone when he was veep.

Via Hot Air.

ITEM 10: The Washington Examiner reported, "Gianni Russo, who starred in The Godfather, said Chris Cuomo made a fool out out of himself during his viral rant, in which the CNN anchor likened the name Fredo to the N-word."

Russo played Carlo Rizzi.

If Carlo calls you Fredo, you are Fredo.

By the way, Russo is a tough cookie from Little Italy who once worked for Frank Costello. After The Godfather, Russo continued acting. He killed a thug in Las Vegas (justifiable homicide). In response, a Colombian drug lord put a contract out on Russo, rescinding it when he realized Russo had been in his favorite movie.

ITEM 11Reuters reported, "Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers."


This is not journalism. This is propaganda.

ITEM 12The Guardian reported, "The Trump administration has fired another shot in its war with the US press, suspending the credentials of Brian Karem, White House correspondent for Playboy and an analyst for CNN."

At a White House press conference, Karem challenged former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka to a fight.

This is not journalism. This is pugilism.

ITEM 13: CNN reported, "Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds."

This is not journalism. This is CNN.

ITEM 14: Mark Young tweeted to Elizabeth Warren, "You are the first person in history that actually flunked their DNA test."

This is going to be another great day in the greatest land of all.


  1. And the Tribe split their series in Noo Yawk with the Yanquis! Chief Wahoo commands his braves to count many Twins coup next.

  2. Ya see how lovely this is?

    All because you did a kindness for a friend.

    Reducing the quantity of current articles on your prime page, to a number covering both the present day of postings + most, to all of the previous day's.

    The results:

    More relevant comments per each article.

    Less opportunity for scammers, spammers and various numbnuts to display their absurdities.

    More immediate opportunity for timely replies to the various MM anonymous numbskulls who have diminished their babblings due entirely to the reduced opportunity to spread them amongst multiple articles previously presented on your prime page.

    Easypeasy for you to remove those comments most removable worthy.

    As human nature abhors more effort when less effort will satisfy, most who make that seemingly more effort to click to go to "older posts" will do so for valid reasons they define.

    The "older posts" can, thusly, be reveiwed by you for worthy of removal comments at your own chosen pace, since those making the effort to read "older posts" have their purpose self defined, will see what they went to "older posts" to see, and will not be distracted by mush brain comments which are rendered stale and expired by being "older posts".

    Multiple Wins on this.

    And all because you showed a kindness to a friend!!!

    Mucho MAGA!!!

    In Action!!!!

    1. How to lose your audience: Load your comments with run-on sentences. - Gary B

    2. Ahhhhh, the busy bee Gary!!!

      With the famous busy bee Gary presumptive buzzings!!!

      Busy bee Gary craves an Audience!!!

      Thus, busy bee Gary presumes the craving of an Audience to be the prime to only reason anyone would post comment to blog.

      And, for busy bee Gary, why, too many words are too many for busy bee Gary!!!

      How busy bee like of you, gary.

    3. This is SO rich. A guy posting under Anonymous complaining about others doing likewise!

      Even worse he wants them censored because his knees are so sore from jerking once he's triggered.

      Protect me Surber! Censor those Nony posters and save my sore knees.

    4. I thank you for emailing me about the situation. I try to work things out.

    5. So, SO rich presumes complaining. And requestings to censor.

      Then, SO rich proceeds to:


      And request censorship.

      Is this, perhaps, because SO rich is habitized to see complaining coming from others, by being an addictive complainer?

      And to find opportunity to mock others by obviously presumptively bestowing upon others those complaining, censoring and mocking qualities SO rich is so richly possessed by?

      Quote the Bard.

      You know which quote.

    6. Children, children why can't you play nice?

    7. Oh, bj, don't be the drama queen, not even a little.

      What is not nice?

      You never been around Italianos?

      The ball busting is like the mortar that holds the bricks together!!!

      And we follow the 3 rules of the ball busting:

      1. Do not attempt to ball bust another if you cannot take a ball busting yourself.

      2. Whenever a person attempts to bust your balls, determine if that person can take a ball busting. If not, do not give them a ball busting, but, rather, a mild ball flicking, to see if they take the hint. To fully ball bust someone who cannot take it, is like kicking a puppy.

      3. Never be the first to begin the ball busting. The first always ends up with the more busted balls. This rule is kinda a version of the previously expressed bibilical advise.


      (I would add an additional: Now go get your shinebox, however, we know how dat turned out.....)

  3. Meanwhile, after years of Democrat party denigration, defamation and slander of police in America, the Police Commissioner of Philthadelphia cannot understand why people in his city would march in support of Maurice Hill who by the way is in jail for shooting 6 of the commissioner's finest.

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  4. off topic a bit but still relevant to the issue of how President Trump is challenging norms:

    1. It does take quite an effort to want, let alone acquire, the quality of humility.

      And the quality is elusive to many, even those seeking it.

      Seeking it within themselves.

      For those who are convinced they are humble, well, that's how you know you have far to go before you sleep.

      President Trump is not who the self declared humble proclaim him to be.

      In their hubris, they conflate their fear of hellish punishment and their hunger for heavenly reward, with true humility.

      Thus, they show their true hubris.

      Everyone born experiences their individual ending of their days here. Everyone.

      The hubris it takes to claim that an apocalyptic event is any different from what each and everyone experiences indivudually is impressive in it's depreciation of what each is given an opportunity to appreciate.

      Alas, hubris is quite the tempting, juicy fruit for some.

    2. Brings to mind the old remark "I used to be conceited but I overcame that fault and now I'm perfect".

    3. There is a case to be made for being perfect in an imperfect world.

      The result, tho, is being perfectly imperfect.

      It's like the Fredo thing.

      If you sincerely think you might be a Fredo, you cannot be.

      A authentic Fredo is certain it is not a Fredo. Thus, proves that it is.


    4. Sounds like, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." And they left, eldest first.
      Only the young or foolish think they are without sin.

    5. Replying to the Anonymous who posted the link: I hate to inform you of this, but Baptists are not evangelicals. They are fundamentalists.

    6. Fundamentalists are Evangelicals.

  5. Item 12 - Karem repeatedly shouted questions at the President, then said "that fuc*ing moron" as President Trump he left the Rose Garden after a presentation without taking questions. He then called the seated social media guests “eager for demonic possession”. Apparently the guests were in what was usually press seats while the White House Press stood.

    The last comment prompted Seb Gorka to remind Karem that he's in the Rose garden and the confrontation between the two took place.

    Of course, the media, in outrage, reported Gorka's anger but not Karem's vitriol or his shouting to Gorka to "Go Home" which the media would claim Trump told the Squats 3 days later.

  6. China is way more fascist than communist. They use state owned capitalistic enterprises.

    Kinda like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since Hank Paulson nationalized the mortgage industry.

    They use Keynesian central banking. They send their elite to American universities. And their wicked family policy that restricts female births is coming back to haunt them already.

    It will take them a generation to recover.

    1. It will take them generations to recover.

    2. actually that was the pattern followed (follied) by the Soviets. unable to beat capitalism within accepted rules, they turned themselves into uber capitalists, where the state was the "company" and the whole country was the "company town."

      that way, they could accuse the capitalist of employing "wage slaves," while they themselves could utilise actual political slave labor in their gulags.

      see eric hoffer for a very good discourse on the subject.

      Eric hoffer was the most brilliant philosopher of the 20th century. still worthy of anyone's time.

      the true believer is so precise, accurate, and succinct that one is tempted to high light every line.


    3. They won't recover as long as this particular form of tyrannical government persists.
      Unfortunately tyranny is the only form of government the Han have ever experienced.
      Unless you count warlordism (most recently from 1911-1949).
      There's still quite a few Han who remember that period. That's why the Communists remain in power. Because they remember what it was like when the warlords ruled and fear its return.
      But the people who remember those terrible days are dying off. Soon they will be gone.
      As Don and others have mentioned the Soviet Union fell after 73-odd years of existence. The current Han Imperial government is 70 years old. It may not be long now. I just hope that the aftermath is as relatively bloodless as it was aver the end of the SV and less chaotic.


  7. 5) Not too long ago the President suggested that Congressional members be audited. He's curious why so many end up so rich after serving in Washington. He suggested that foreign aid comes back to Washington in the form of campaign donations, PAC support, Foundation support etc. You don't really think Soros is funding Antifa.... The agreement on foreign aid is that the swamp gets a cut and both sides do it. The Donald wants to nip that in the bud and they don't like it.

    1. foreign aid comes back to Washington

      AIPAC is the leader at this for sure. He won't touch them of course. Their meddling in our elections is just fine and if you disagree your a racist pig.

    2. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

      And the poop keeps flying, back and forth, resulting in much ado about nothing.

      Th nation of Israel will survive unless it is destroyed utterly. This is the muslim wet dream.

      With all of the vast territories which are muslim dominated, why is there no welcome for fellow muslims there to be had?

      Could it be something in the nature of muslims?

    3. AIPAC does not meddle in elections any more than any other group in DC.

  8. #1. Tlaib doesn't realize that the Israel=S. Africa ploy has already been tried, and failed? Her stupidity multiplies by the day.
    #4. "...he labors for the awaited day." Well, if he was for abortion, he wouldn't have to do that.
    (Isn't it, "trampled through the warehouse where the drapes of Roth are stored"? Glory, glory Allan Sherman.)
    #8. It's nice that Tel Aviv is so popular, but really, that's like your kid bringing home a report card that says he keeps the illegal drug paraphernalia in his desk more neatly than anyone else.
    #12. That should make Cooper Hefner very happy, seeing as he considers the President "an embarrassment." You didn't want him (or Melania) on the cover, now you don't have to have him in your scholarly articles either.

    1. rbbr on #8 -- precisely!

    2. Israel=S. Africa ploy

      Cracks me up when people whine about Islamic caliphate states and glorify the Jewish state. They can't think straight.

      Let's return the Aryan state to Germany next!

    3. Muslims are a state of mind.

      The nature of this state of mind, being well known to muslims, is why they cannot get along with each other, not even when heads are rolling, bodies are being flung off of rooftops, public hangings are a spectator sport and their women are treated as chattle.


      You really want to be a muslim?

    4. What is wrong with the Jewish state? They are the most democratic state in the Middle east despite every state around them trying to destroy from within and without.

  9. #9 -- Do I understand Biden correctly? He supports Israel as a democracy, but Israel should not enforce its own democratically-established laws. (The Knesset -- Israel's democratically elected legislature -- passed a law to bar entrance to BDS advocates. The goal of BDS is to destroy Israel.) The "ideas [we Israelis] strongly object to" are calls for the delegitimization and annihilation of our nation. Is this guy Biden alright in the head? Asking for a friend.

    1. Trying to understand biden is like trying to understand the mumblings of a moldy carrot left too long in the crisper drawer and then put out on the countertop and forgotten.

    2. "Is this guy Biden alright in the head?"
      Short answer: No, he's not alright in the head."
      Long answer: He's a progressive, ain't he?

  10. Item 3
    Nice picture, wonder why the msm didn't show it?
    Pop quiz; if firefighters fight fires, and crimefighters fight crime,
    What do the antifa freedomfighters fight?

  11. #5 55 years ago my close Iranian friend in the US for college told me that the US just gave money to the government to build roads and much of it was pocketed by officials including members of his now rich family.  The Soviets brought in their people, hired the local people and contractors and built the roads.  So who got credit for the roads?

  12. 1) you don't get HBO.

    I haven't owned a television in more than 25 years.

    on my part, its not a boycott so much as it is a complete and total lack of interest. a boycott would seem to infer some interest, even if it is an antagonistic interest.

    I can program myself. I have a large library of my own, and a library card to fill in gaps.

    as marshall mcluhan pointed out, the objective of mass media is to install some clever little ditty in the back of your head you can neither escape nor erase.

    I have no more interest in the media than I do in answering the question,

    "what does blubber taste like?"

    don't know, don't care.