A Bad week For the Left

Between the pathetic debates and exposing Google for their bias, this week will doom the Crats in the 2020 election.

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  1. I’m sure everyone was glad to hear how generous the Crats want to be with taxpayer dollars. After Kamala Harris ate Biden for dinner the other night, it seems there is much more to this story:
    https://www.teaparty.org/she-lied-kamala-harris-says-she-was-in-second-integrated-class-in-berkeley-but-yearbook-pictures-prove-shes-lying-370238/

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      To devote an entire month to something which is no longer an issue is just plain absurd BUT it does speak to the lack of pride behind the “pride” movement. Hell, they are more uncomfortable with themselves than we are!

      • They seem to need their moment in public to say “Look at me, I’m GAY”.

        What they don’t seem to understand is that most people don’t really five a “F”.

  2. I found the history part and the discussion of integrationist and separationist the most interesting.

  3. https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/watch-as-cops-detain-entire-bar-seal-off-all-exits-force-everyone-to-submit-to-record-check.html

    Imagine if the Left got their way and this became the norm, which it would. There is, at least now, a way to deal with this in court. Sue their pants off.

    • Wow, seems like they would at least TRY to justify their actions. Their not doing so is ……strange.

  4. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/gerrymandering-ruling-could-have-been-worse/592879/

    I learned a new word – thought justiciable was a typing error but nope, it’s a real word.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I looked at the newest district maps of North Carolina. They actually made more sense. The district I was in was a snake from the border of Virginia almost to South Carolina. It did guarantee a black man, whose only black heritage was around the civil war but that’s besides the point. In 2018 he still won in the new more consolidated district of the North eastern part of NC. Not this snake that clipped black portions of a city. 2016 saw yes a super majority of republicans in our state offices in Raleigh, but a Democrat governor. In 2018, the R’s lost their super majority.

      The State routinely flips around and never more than a few years stays one party or another. Make legislators stay fairly centered or their tenure will be short. Governor’s alternate. Only thing is how long they stay. Last governor was a Republican and was a real loser. 1 term. New governor a Democrat was the AG. Who really sided with Obama’s policies and defied what the people voted on. The legislators seen to have struck a balance and thing just keep moving along

      Far more peaceful than DC. Far less rancor. But then decisions in Raleigh only affect us. Decisions in DC screw everybody. At least stalemate as they are they cause less harm

  5. https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2019/06/28/msnbc-pundits-fear-dems-playing-socialism-theme

    I find it amazing they are so upset that democrats are saying these things but they aren’t upset that they actually stand for these things. Or do they think they are all lying?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Honestly they don’t care. It sells to specific niches in the nation.

      Bad news sells, conflict sells. Tears sell.

      Newspapers like the NY Times were directly responsible for fake news which led to the implementation of Jim Crow laws in North Carolina.

      How much critical thinking and reporting truly is going on when most say the same thing. Word for word.

      One thing I’m tempted to believe is most politicians are nothing but talking heads. They can’t go off script. They didn’t write the script or position paper. Some unseen troll wrote it. Deviate from script with a give and take like a so called debate and they start making up stuff just to say something.

      Like 24 hour news…..maybe a couple hours…the rest filler.

      I remember when CNN started, they really developed a story. Lots of good information. Now it’s just one voice of political hacks.

  6. Dale A Albrecht says:

    This goes along with everything the colonel has been reporting

  7. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Just for fun….fowl

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      This was a video of one of the PGA tour events at Pebble Beach where a seagull advanced the ball.

  8. WASHINGTON, D.C.—Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi agreed to pass $4.6 billion in border funding — the majority going to humanitarian aid — foiling the plans of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was trying to keep the children held at the border from getting basic things like food, medicine, and blankets.

    “Things are very bad at the border,” Ocasio-Cortez explained to the press, “but I need them even more badder. That way the children will be very sad and then I will stand at the fence and see them be very sad, which will make me be very sad, and people will take pictures of me being sad, and people will see those pictures and they will be sad, and then there will be no more borders.”
    Ocasio-Cortez has started working on alternate plans to make the detained children even more miserable. First, she encouraged Wayfair workers to strike to make sure the children don’t have beds to sleep on. Not finding that adequate, Ocasio-Cortez got some crayons and construction paper and started working on other plans to take what away what little the children had, working with a feverishness people hadn’t seen since the twenty minutes she spent designing the Green New Deal.
    The congresswoman finally settled on a plan of releasing termites into one of the facilities to destroy the children’s furniture and sending a box of raccoons to where the food was stored so they would escape and eat all the food. She ran into a problem, though, when she found out she couldn’t order termites and raccoons from Amazon, a realization that reinforced to her how good it was that she chased Amazon and all of its jobs out of Queens.

  9. Mornin’ everybody. Waiting patiently to hear the Colonel’s take on events at the DMZ.

    • Which events at the DMZ…..the one with the guards and the media, the one with the American Helicopter crossing the border to take down an ISIS flag, or the one where the Americans exchanged fire with the North Koreans at a far away outpost.

      • None of the above. I hadn’t heard about all the rif raf.

        The one about the handshake between Trump and Kim – with Jae-in not too far off in the distance. Though I think the two Koreas actually shook hands too.

        I’m just coming in from work so I’m not up to speed on how things have progressed through our media in the last 7-8 hours…but everything seemed mostly “good Trump” when I left for work…even CNN.

        I guess my bottom line is – Do you think this will lead to an end to the Korean war? And a unified Korea?

        Oh and….. You can keep your heat down past the Michigan line, please. Thank you.

        • To answer your questions…..no there will not be an end to the Korean War. And, no, I do not think there will be a unified Korea as long as the family in charge is gone….and China out of the way.

          everybody shook hands…….

          As to the heat….Texas likes to share…..besides, this is going to be payback for the weather ya’ll sent earlier.

  10. Dale A Albrecht says:

  11. Dale A Albrecht says:

    2019 ranking of the best 100 universities in the world.

    US had 41%
    EU had 33% with UK, Germany, Netherland 84%
    Canada and Australia, 11%

    When you see 85% of the top universities and only two countries are NOT English or American. But all are of Anglo Saxon heritage we must be doing something right.

    Toss in Hong Kong’s universities which predated China’s take over and the % get bigger and Singapore more still.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Only 2 from China, 0 Russia, 0 Africa, 0 India, 0 Middle East, 0 South America 0 Mexico

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Over 25% of all international university students, those not studying in their own country, enroll in the US. Over 1M

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Shepard Smith….what can anyone say but🕵️‍♀️

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        His coverage of Katrina, exposed him as a political hack instead of a journalist. “Just the Facts” Sgt Joe Friday on Dragnet

  12. https://therightscoop.com/it-pains-me-to-say-it-but-trump-is-right-cnns-fareed-zakaria-on-refugee-system/

    Not an exact quote – asylum is not supposed to be used as a substitution of the immigration system.

    Also not an exact quote but close enough – orange man bad but he’s right-according to Fareed.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      It was not until 1876 that the Supreme Court ruled that Immigration and any international agreements rested entirely within the Federal government NOT the State’s.

      There is a balance that must be struck between keeping industry and the business of America rolling along in a healthy manner, or actually destroying industries by immigration policies which Congress has done. Also just look at historical photos of immigrant living conditions in the late 1800’s the migrants taken advantage of by industry. Laws were passed to try and keep that from occurring, it’s again. The government and industry has been doing a wink wink nod nod for ever it seems.

      Bottom line, the people of the United States come 1st. Don’t create laws that drive industry offshore, leaving new entrants into the workforce with their dicks in their hands, countries that we can not immigrate to for that job that just departed our shores. Nor follow A polucy that chops the legs out from a class that is trying to get going, by inserting a group that are willing to work for nothing and have to remain underground

      Look a Koch brothers the big bad boogie man of the democrats. Yet they announced they’re supporting dems now. They want the cheap labor.

  13. Dale A Albrecht says:

  14. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Spain has now jointed the fight with Greece, Italy and the Balkan countries against human traffickers hiding under the guise of NGO’s

  15. Dale A Albrecht says:

  16. Dale A Albrecht says:
    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Totally a negative thought…..
      Based on Justice Robert’s ruling I’ll wager the Democrats know now that they not only have a House vote to impeach Trump, after Muellers closed door hearing, but when the impeachment moves to the Senate for trial, there are enough Never Trumper’s in place. Robert’s will replace Pence as president of the Senate. Robert’s WILL cast the deciding vote to convict and remove Trump from office.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Dale

      I am NOT BUYING this guy’s arguments. More hyperbole than actual thought. Stir up the Red Team hate.

      Robert’s decision was flawed in my view. But there was also precedent for it thanks to other environmental cases ruled on by SCOTUS. Along with Administrative Act violations.

      My problem was that he extended these rulings to an issue that really did not require such reviews. Not all Govt decisions should require a DEFENSIVE argument. Then there is the problem with the Court becoming the final arbiter of whether an Administrations REASONS are good enough for them. That ladies and gentlemen is a power that was not granted but was forewarned of during the ratification debates.

  17. Mathius says:

    Following my annual review today, we have determined that my work product is “outstanding,” but my boss has major problems with my “commitment to the firm” since I have “one of the best work-life balances in the firm” and am not willing to rank my job in importance above my family.

    Methinks I need a new job.

  18. Ok, fill this old fart in……..what is a “work..life balance”?

    • Also, did you have to fill out your own eval? How does he know that you do that without you telling him?

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      In my case describing “work life balance” would be defined as in a perfect solution. Hours and days undefined. Vacations ??? But one, was required to stay connected and be reachable. Work was global so meeting could be at any hour. Asked to give a presentation to while in recovery from surgery. I did refuse that.

      Totally homogenized, no distinction between work and a life. There was none. Total blur.

  19. AOC goes to a border facility, yells and screams at the agents, lies about drinking out of toilets and obviously don’t realize that she is part of the problem. But let’s get real. She’s auditioning for a job at CNN.

    Trump’s move with KJU was a smart one, as those wanting to be President all talked bad about it. Biden, and Obama did nothing. Although I doubt anything will actually get accomplished, at least Trump is trying. Maybe he’ll get a Nobel by actually earning it.

    @Mathius. Do you like any of the Crat’s running for the nomination?

  20. U.S.—America, it’s time for a little humility. We know just last month it was all “dance in the streets wearing leather outfits” and “Love is love” and “Pride this, pride that.” Well, that was then and this is July. The fourth of July is upon us and the time for pride has passed. As we look back on the day this country gained its independence, we must suppress any sort of patriotism, gratitude, dignity, or joy. This is a time for shame, wailing, weeping, gnashing teeth, sackcloth, ashes, and horror.

    Fact: you should be literally shaking, America.
    A lot of people say they are proud to be an American. Well, that’s incorrect and offensive. Pride belongs to the LGBT and a bunch of other letters now, none of which stand for American (and all imply a strong adherence to socialism of course). To take pride in something other than being gay is itself cultural appropriation of gay pride. That’s despicable. Don’t do it. The rainbow and pride are not yours now. Let them go. You don’t deserve them.
    Instead, shame. If there are parades, let them be parades of deep and violent regret. If there are to be fireworks, aim them at your own disgusting suburban homes. If there are to be hotdogs on the grill, at least make them vegan so that nobody enjoys themselves. There should be no joy. Not in a country as awful as this one. A country so horrible that it elected literally Hitler to be president multiple times. Weep America. Crumble to the floor.
    Pride month is over. This is shame on you, America month. May you toss and turn in bed and cry out for the next thirty-one days. Scream into the sky. Punch yourself in the face. Look in the mirror and scold yourself. Look up at the American flag and wag a shameful finger at it. Scold it. Berate it. Do the right thing.
    Happy Fourth of July!

  21. https://www.theepochtimes.com/portland-journalist-assaulted-robbed-by-violent-antifa-protesters_2983998.html

    I wonder if these Leftist Jackbooted thugs realize they act like Fascist Nazi’s?

    Also note that these cowards attacked an unarmed journalist, who is also gay, while hiding their faces. Let’s see, what other leftist group used to attack people while hiding their faces as well? Any guesses?

    • They managed to arrest a whole 3 people – they had to work real hard to keep the number that low. Those three must have been exceptionally stupid, since it’s really obvious the intent is to not arrest anyone.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        If Portland is such a liberal utopia, who exactly is antifa constantly protesting against with violence and destruction of private property.

        They protest only in areas they know they’re safe and will not be arrested or prosecuted.

    • PORTLAND, OR—A member of Antifa, Dustin Day, injured himself over the weekend while attempting to punch a nazi he spotted.

      “So I had my mask on and was ready to fight any nazis that came to Portland — because I guess the city is full of them — and then I saw one,” explained Day. “You could tell from just one look at the guy that he was a crazed sociopath looking for any excuse to get violent.” That’s when Day said he ran up and attempted to punch the nazi, but instead his fist hit some sort of “invisible shield.” He then screamed, “Advanced nazi technology!” and ran away.
      Further investigation of where Day says he encountered the nazi revealed only a broken mirror hanging on the wall.
      This all comes on the heels of three Antifa members looking down into a lake, saying they saw three nazis in the water, and promptly drowning in the confrontation.

  22. Democratic party campaign poster, circa 1856

    • Mathius says:

      A lot has changed since 1856.

      I think it’s sincerely disingenuous to act like the Democratic Party of a century and a half ago is the same as the party of today.

  23. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The authorities have caught one of the human traffickers in Sudan. Being brought to Italy. Evidence seized shows what happens to the “Migrants/Refugees” Who CAN’T pay the fees on one end or the other. They are KILLED and their organs are harvested and sent out through Egypt to the hospitals awaiting the parts at huge fees. To deny a practice there is not also happening here would be playing ostriches.

    There was a film years ago about how a relatively healthy poor African goes into a clinic organized by wealthy philanthropists from Sweden and they do not come out alive. The healthy ones g It organs harvested to go to hospitals in Europe.

  24. Mathius says:

    Reporter: Thank you, I have a question about the border, but I just wanted to follow up quickly on the question about busing. Do you see it as a viable way of integrating schools? Does that relate to the policy that [inaudible as Trump starts answering]

    Trump: Well it has been something that they’ve done for a long period of time. I mean, you know, there aren’t that many ways you’re going to get people to schools. So this is something that has been done.. in some cases it’s been done with a hammer “onstead” of a velvet glove. And, you know, that’s part of it, but this has been certainly a thing that’s been used [indistinct], I think that if if uh, if Vice President Biden had answered the question somewhat differently, it would have been a lot, would have been a different result, ’cause they really did uh hit him hard on that one so. Uh, but it is certainly a a primary method of getting people to schools.

    Reporter: But is it- does it relate to the policy that you’re going to unveil that you just floated?

    Trump: It relates to everything we’re doing. Uh, and you’ll be hearing about it, and, over the next couple of months.

    —————-

    Can someone translate this for me?

    • Yes, He is planning to bus the DC reporters to Wyoming and neighboring states and bussing middle America reporters to DC.

      • Mathius says:

        Oh, thanks, because for a minute there, it sounded to me like he had absolutely no idea what “busing” meant within a political context and seemed to think it was a question about which vehicles to use…

    • Mathius says:

      Would anyone care to give this a crack in a serious manner?

      Seriously? What the hell does this “answer” mean? It really reads like he thinks he’s talking about whether buses are the right vehicle choice. I listened to this a half-dozen times while typing it out and I can’t for the life of me see any interpretations other than:

      A) he thinks it’s about vehicle choice (eg, use cars rather than buses)

      B) he has absolutely no clue and just rambled a bit, hoping to say enough relevant words that people would infer the meanings they would want to hear (panicking kid when his teacher calls on him to answer a question in front of the class)

      C) he’s playing 275th-dimensional chess and this is some master-class of manipulation wherein he is only playing dumb, but actually understands the topic perfectly, no one understands it like he does, believe me, he has the best friends, some of the world’s greatest experts in busing, minds like you wouldn’t believe, and they all say “Donald, nobody understands this like you do,” because, of course, nobody does, believe me. (hint: this is wrong)

      D) he may have some understanding of the broad-strokes, but isn’t sure of the nuances or of the political calculus involved and, rather than say words that have meanings and which might come back to haunt him, he opted for a rambling non-answer (“baffle them with bullshit”)

      D is the most charitable answer I can come up with.. did I miss something? What does his answer MEAN? What do you guys (and gals) make of this?

      • IMHO, Trump has no idea what desegregation busing is. He was a private school child, silver spoon and all. You would be surprised how many people have no knowledge of that subject. If people didn’t live it, it wasn’t well known in many places. I remember it as a youngster. Let’s remember, it was mostly in larger towns and cities.

        • Mathius says:

          Isn’t that a problem for, you know, The President of the United States?

          Especially if, knowing nothing at all, he’s going to take a swipe at Joe Biden who undoubtedly does understand the topic? Biden may be wrong – and that’s a whole ‘nother debate – but he definitely knows what the hell it is. Isn’t there a problem with a person who knows jack shit criticizing someone who does have a grasp on the subject? Isn’t it a problem when that person is the Leader of the Free World? Should the President of the United States be criticizing people’s opinions when he doesn’t know anything about the subject itself?

          ….

          Seeing as busing has been big in the news since the debate, shouldn’t someone have pulled Trump aside and given him a 30 second primer so that he’d at least know enough to give a coherent non-answer? I mean, isn’t it someone’s job to prep him for these kinds of conferences? I’d have a list of items that might come up and I would tick them off with him one-by-one to ensure he doesn’t come off like… well, like this.

          Aide: Mr. President, “busing” has been in the news a lot lately – can you tell me your views on busing?
          Trump: Well it’s big and yellow, I like that that wheels go round and round-
          Aide: [pained expression] No, ok, Mr. President, “busing” is the practice of driving minority students to schools in different districts in order to desegregate the schools. Does this make sense?
          Trump: Yup! Got it. Someone get me a Diet Coke!
          Aide: [visible struggling with self control] Ok, so let’s try it again. Mr. President, is busing a good idea?
          Trump: I would never ride a bus. Only poor people and Mexicans ride buses-
          Aide: Mr. Pres-
          Trump: Have you seen the pictures? They cram like 300 people on them, and they have chickens and cows-
          Aide: Mr. Pre-
          Trump: And the driver is always yelling “move on back” and it goes all through the town.
          Aide: [dying inside] Mr. President…. it’s about desegregation-
          Trump: Why would anyone ride a bus when they could just take the limo or the helicopter? It just seems stupid – are they all going to the same place?
          Aide: Mr. President, no-
          Trump: I could drive a bus. All my friends say I’m the best driver they’ve ever seen. They’d love to have me drive a bus, believe me, I would do it better than anyone at it, no one understands bus driving like me, even people who have been doing it for years and years, you know, they look at me, and they say Mr. President, they look at me and say, Mr. President, you know, they say “you’re the best driver,” and they ask me for pointers.
          Aide: [heavy sweating, delirium setting in] Mr. Pre-
          Trump: But I wouldn’t want drive a bus because I might have to touch one of the poor people, and you never know what kinds of 3rd world germs they have on them. And, you know, they talk to me, and they say they want to put Trump 2020 stickers on the bus, but the Democrats won’t let them. I spoke to a bus driver on the phone just the other day who told me “Mr. President, the Democrats, they’re violating my free speech by not letting me show my support for you.” You know, they all support me, all the drivers are doing great because of me and-
          Aide: Mr. Pre- [under breath] I went to Harvard for this…
          Trump: And MS13 takes the bus, too, you know, they just ride it over the border – completely open borders, you know, they just ride the bus in, that’s why the Democrats like busing, because it lets the MS13 gang members in to vote for Hillary Clinton-
          Aide: [openly sobbing] Alright, Mr. President, great answer! Moving on…

          • I am not all that concerned if he doesn’t know everything there is to know about stuff that happened in the 60s and 70s. He was a politician his whole life, Biden has been.

            Nice hypothetical, you must be bored.

            Heres one for you.

            AOC: I’m gouing to act like a petulant child and lie like theres no tomorrow about the immigrant detention facilities.

            Aide: Dont forget to through in something about sex.

            AOC: Oh Ya. The BP guards made me real nervous like i was about to be sexually assaulted.

            Aide: Dont forget about having an excuse for your spoiled rotten childish behavior…er..bad acting….fake outrage.

            AOC: Guards wanted selfies with me, thats perfect.

            Aide: that will work, the media and the Left will believe anything you say any how.

          • Should the President of the United States be criticizing people’s opinions when he doesn’t know anything about the subject itself? This is the only relevant question I see….and the answer is no.

            Isn’t that a problem for, you know, The President of the United States? Actually no, it is not a problem because busing is so archaic. I would be willing to bet that 80% of the millenials do not even know what it is other than transportation and I would be willing to bet that the generations today have absolutely no clue. None…. nor the reason for it.

            Isn’t there a problem with a person who knows jack shit criticizing someone who does have a grasp on the subject? Yes there is a problem with it…..but to say Biden has a grasp? Not in the least.

            I had to search but I found what you are talking about and listened…..it appeared to me that his answer was a “deer in the headlights answer” because it is such a lame question….It appeared to me that he was searching for the answer and had a brain fart…like why is this question even being asked when I have important shit to think about….However, I will digress to your point of view and I answered your questions in a honorable manner.

            ——————————–

            Now, answer this question without laughing or joking………..Why is deseg even a topic. Kamala Harris tried to tie desegregation to her childhood,,,,which is a crock of shit. It did not work, is not working now, and never will work. It is a bullshit topic and a typical Dem racist topic.

            • Canine Weapon says:

              Now, answer this question without laughing or joking………..Why is deseg even a topic

              “deseg” isn’t a topic!

            • Mathius says:

              Actually no, it is not a problem because busing is so archaic.

              Just because it’s archaic doesn’t mean he shouldn’t know about it. I’d argue the 2nd Amendment is also archaic, but we’d still expect the PRESIDENT to know about it.

              Even if all he knows is “that’s some archaic bullshit,” he should know something.

              it appeared to me that his answer was a “deer in the headlights answer”

              General agreement..

              [..] because it is such a lame question

              Object! calls for speculation.

              I’d suggest it’s more likely that he was deer in the headlights because, as Gman stipulates, he doesn’t seem to know thing one about it.

              <bWhy is deseg even a topic.

              Because one Democrat tried to out-flank another Democrat on the left with it and now it’s in play on the political scene, and if it’s a bad thing, he should know what it is so he can fight against it.

      • Word salad because he was really thinking :::could you STFU please, I’m a little worn down at the moment from having traveled around the world discussing foreign policy and, you know, stuff that is happening right now, instead of something that didn’t happen to Heels Up Harris in the 60s:::: That is my serious answer.

        • Mathius says:

          If he’s not capable of conducting a press conference, shouldn’t he have, you know, NOT conducted a press conference?

          I mean, the point is to answer questions that the press wants answers to. If he is too jet lagged or too distracted to communicate in a comprehensible manner, then what is the point of holding the event in the first place?

          Why not have them submit written questions and have him deliver canned responses?

          • You sure have a high bar set for Trump. He’s trying his hardest to get the entire globe firing on all cylinders. All these other more “presidential” or “senatorial” and “whatever-ial” people are the ones who created the mess we’re in, not Trump. Seems he has the ear of all the other world leaders. Maybe it’s just you! YOU don’t understand layman’s terms. Give the guy a break. He’s doing fine.

            • Mathius says:

              You sure have a high bar set for Trump.

              I have a high bar set for anyone who thinks they’re qualified to be the most powerful person on the face of the Earth.

              You sure have a high bar set for Trump.

              Is my bar too high that I think he should communicate in a way which conveys meaning and approximates and answer to the question being asked?

              He’s trying his hardest to get the entire globe firing on all cylinders.

              That’s a matter of opinion.

              I think he’s trying his hardest to screw over the rest of the planet for the short-term benefit of the United States and, more saliently, for his own re-election.

              All these other more “presidential” or “senatorial” and “whatever-ial” people are the ones who created the mess we’re in, not Trump.

              Well that’s certainly true…

              But just because they’re shit doesn’t mean he’s not also shit.

              Seems he has the ear of all the other world leaders.

              Of course he does! He’s the President of the United States.

              My dog would have the ear of the other world leaders if she were President.

              Maybe it’s just you! YOU don’t understand layman’s terms.

              Maybe I don’t – that’s why I asked y’all for a translation.

              But you, yourself, called it “word salad.”

              Give the guy a break.

              Give the guy a break.

              He’s not a fast food cook who burned my fries. He’s the President, and I hold him to a higher standard. And you should, too.

              I recognize that he’s (probably) (mostly) human. I get that he makes mistakes and has flaws. I don’t expect him to be perfect like Obama :D, but I do expect him to be competent, coherent, and have a sold grasp of the issues. I really don’t think that’s unreasonable.

              I think it’s unreasonable to “give him a break” when he’s asked a comparatively easy question on a topic he should have seen coming and he flubs it so hard that even you call word salad. Why should anyone be accepting of that kind of response? And if he can’t give better on the spot because he’s tired or distracted, then he shouldn’t be taking questions life or in that format or something else, because is FAILING at the task of answering questions and providing insight into his opinions and policies.

              And if he doesn’t know – as it certainly appears he doesn’t – then he should pass on the question and say he’ll get back to them. And, yes, this might not be the best optic, but at least it’s better than throwing out a random string of tangentially related words and phrases and hoping that you got the right answer, and also throwing in a shot at a potential rival even though you don’t know his position or what it means or anything else, but hey, why not take the shot, am I right?

              He’s doing fine.

              That’s a matter of opinion.

              I would argue that he very much is not.

              If we survive long enough, we can see what the historians have to say.

              • I have two points to stipulate here.

                1) never, ever use my favorite grumpy cat against me!
                2) Google sensored me big time! I tried 3…3 times to post Trump on Mt Rushmore, for historical perspective and Google didn’t like it obviously.

                The End

              • I have a high bar set for anyone who thinks they’re qualified to be the most powerful person on the face of the Earth. Ahem, third most powerful….The Colonel, The Pirate, the POTUS.

              • But just because they’re shit doesn’t mean he’s not also shit. It is relative….Congress (Red/Blue) is just a larger pile.

                I think he’s trying his hardest to screw over the rest of the planet for the short-term benefit of the United States and, more saliently, for his own re-election. I have absolutely no problem with America first…….as to your second part, what first term POTUS does not want a second term?

      • A. This interpretation is wrong because the question was about using bussing to integrate the schools. So what he says about bussing is related to integration, not the vehicle. Example: Well it has been something that they’ve done for a long period of time. I mean, you know, there aren’t that many ways you’re going to get people to schools. In other words there aren’t that many ways you can integrate schools.

        Now re-read his words from this perspective and see what you think he’s saying. 😊

        • Mathius says:

          Serious question for you V., because you’re not nearly as bad as certain other people here….

          (A) If I were to give Trump this kind of benefit of the doubt, could he ever say anything that’s actually “wrong”?

          (B) Is it your honest opinion that this is a reasonable why of communicating with a person (let alone a world leader) that we have to infer such meanings and view them through such a narrow “perspective” in order for them to make sense?

          (C) Do you believe Obama was ever given this much latitude, or was he held to a different standard? If so, why?

          • Do you believe Obama was ever given this much latitude, or was he held to a different standard? If so, why? Obama was given more lattitude and held to a lesser standard…..Why? He was a Democrat and could do no wrong in the eyes of the media and, two, he was the first black POTUS. Pretty simple actually….that and the fact that he had not real Conservative opposition. Your dog could run against Obama and beat him…..probably should have.

  25. Did anyone see the new press secretary hip checking the NK SS agent into the wall to rescue a US reporter. She has guts. Great hockey move.

  26. Mathius says:

  27. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/02/eric-swalwell-condemns-antifa-attack-on-journalist-andy-ngo/

    Swalwell wants a law to protect journalist from attack. This is just another means of creating a protected (elite) group of people. There are already laws against assault. No need for a new one. Just enforce the existing laws.

  28. A. What I suggested was not giving Trump the benefit of the doubt. It was looking at his answer as it relates to the question asked. Not just judging his words out of context. To your general question. Trying to understand what people actually mean is a good thing, giving people the benefit of doubt is a good thing, up to a point. So yes, people can be given the benefit of doubt up to a point and still realize when that doubt isn’t warranted.

    B.Im really not okay with demanding people speak proper English to be President. I don’t think I’m inferring his meaning or that the perspective is that narrow. I’m simply interpreting his meaning by the subject matter being discussed, not just inferring meaning because he doesn’t follow some perfect form of communicating.

    C. I think both Presidents were held to different standards based on their party affiliation.

    • Oops. Oh well, you’ll find it. . 😊

      • Mathius says:

        Found it, no worries.

        For what it’s worth, I’m not insisting on The King’s English, here. I wouldn’t be thrilled if he sounded like an idiot, of course, but I’m not really getting at that. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask that his words are decipherable to someone well versed in the English language.

        I listened to what he said, it sounded like ignorant gibberish. I typed it out. It still sounded like ignorant gibberish. Gman – of all people – said it sounds like he didn’t know what he was talking about. And Anita called it “word salad.” I recognize that I may be a “hostile” party, but Gman is downing the kool-ade by the gallon, and I think Anita is, too. If none of us can make hide nor hair of what he’s saying, then I don’t think it’s a reasonable standard of communication on his part. It doesn’t help to “say things” if the listens can’t understand you.

        That I speak…. unusually… is no great revelation. I nest my clauses, I use big words, I have an irregular pacing and flow to my speech, and I lean heavily upon excess comma usage. But you can take my meaning almost all of the time. I don’t leave broad swaths unsaid or inferred beneath blankets of confusing false-starts and switch backs, and subject changes. I don’t make you review the question for context and then delicately layer that onto what I say as though unearthing an archaeological trove.

        I say things. The things I have have meanings which are, generally, clear. Because we share a language made up of words which have agreed-upon meanings. The things I say can sometimes be interpreted multiple says – such is the curse of language – but there is a general clear thrust, and you rarely have to dig into nuanced “perspective” or do anything that might be considered “interpretation” to take my meaning. The point of communication is to… communicate… and if the other party cannot reliably take your meaning, then………..

        • You can complain about how he speaks all day long. But the point is that I and many, many others understand what he’s saying. His way of speaking isn’t really a problem. So maybe, just maybe the real problem is the perspective of the listener. If ones starts off with the opinion he’s a friggin idiot- they interpret his words from that lens. If one, sees another as an American hating communist \socialist(wonder who I mean), one is more likely to interpret his words from that lens.

          • Mathius says:

            I would stipulate this point, V., but both Gman and Anita were baffled by it.

            And they are coming from the direction that Trump is the best and smartest President who ever lived or ever will live.

            So, it makes sense why I don’t follow. I’m a hippy-dippy-looney-liberal-lefty from la-la-land.

            But why didn’t Anita or Gman see what you saw?

            • Who says we didn’t? And besides, I said maybe its YOU with the problem. See? V and I said it two totally different ways…she just has a sweetness about it. Me? Suck it up buttercup. 🙂 JK

              • Mathius says:

                You called it, and I quote: “word salad.”

                And you excused it because he was jet-lagged and distracted by more important things.

                Are you now amending to the opinion that it actually has meaning and that that meaning matches V.H’s interpretation?

              • Suddenly hearing Grace Slick, White Rabbit in my head. Ain’t going there.

                ::::;when she’s 10 feet tall……….. “

              • Canine Weapon says:

      • Mathius says:

        For context, GWB had… speech problems.

        He had some baffling statements.

        And god knows I mocked him for it.

        But I understood him.

        He spoke words that had shared meaning, and when he answered a question, you knew what he answered (or if he obfuscated).

        I might not agree with him, but the standard of “is he communicating in a coherent and comprehensible fashion” was almost always met.

        I don’t recall having to “decipher” things Bush said – or if I did, it wasn’t a frequent occurrence. He spoke and we’d debate if we agreed with what he said, not about what his words meant.

        Trump says these things and…. just “what”? What is he saying? What is he conveying? What does he know? What does he think? What does he mean? I have no idea.

        And if so many people can’t understand you, the fault lies with the speaker, not the listener.

        • I havent seen the interview, but the written version doesnt always do justice to what is said, and more often than not, misinterpreted. Later this evening ill watch it and have a better idea (or maybe the same one).

          What i do find funny is that its the Crats and their past which the question is beung based. Like i said earlier, the political poster was old, but not much has really changed that much. It’s still about the Crats and their racist positions, in the 60s and 70s.

          • Mathius says:

            I typed it out, personally. I don’t think I lost anything in translation.

            The ONLY thing I’ll say is that I don’t know what came before or after the part I quoted, so it’s possible, however unlikely, that it changes things.

            If you find this to be the case, post it here and I’ll happily retract.

            • Fair enough. I may just post the video when i csn, unless someone beats me too it.

        • Is it really that you can’t understand him or that you don’t think you should have to expend just a little thought or energy to do so? I find, I have to think a good percentage of the time to understand what a lot of people, especially politicians actua!ly mean.

          • Mathius says:

            I’m not really known for being intellectually lazy, V. And I’m not exactly bottom of the barrel when it comes to processing power, either.

            I honestly do not understand him.

            Sometimes more and sometimes less.

            But here? No, not at all.

            All I see here is a vague hand-waiving assertion that things are bad, that they were done wrong, that it’s Biden’s fault, and that he will be fixing it soon.

            That’s not an answer. It’s not a coherent response. It’s transmission of feelings of “us-vs-them” of “they’re bad and I’ll make it better.” Of “Trust in me.” This, accompanied by a Rorschach ink-blot and people just throw whatever meaning they want onto it.

            • Now I’m confused, is it you don’t understand what he said or are you just pointing out that he didn’t actually answer the question beyond making a few comments about busing, saying Biden could have handled the situation better and replying to another question by the reporter, that yes, what ever he’s gonna float is about this problem and we’ll be hearing about it in the months to come.

              • Hahahaha…that’s pretty funny. Mathius, with his need to have a perfectly, no questions asked answer by Trump…can’t seem to answer you (or me, the lurker) without confusion.

              • Mathius says:

                I suppose the answer to your question depends on whether you consider “vague hand-waiving assertion that things are bad, that they were done wrong, that it’s Biden’s fault, and that he will be fixing it soon” to be an answer to the question of whether busing is a valid way of integrating schools.

                I don’t think so.

                As detailed below, I interpret this as:
                Q: Trump, what is 1+1?
                A: Everything is terrible. The Democrats don’t want you to learn what 1+1 is. It’s primarily Biden’s fault. I alone can answer your question. I’ll fix it soon.”

                Is that an answer?

                Or is that a self-serving ramble?

                Did he tell us what 1+1 is? Did he show any sign of comprehension of the question or the answer?

                Or did he just harm on his usual theme: I’m great, they’re terrible. Trust in me.

  29. Mathius says:

    “Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world — it’s true! — but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged — but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me — it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are — nuclear is so powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right, who would have thought? — but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners — now it used to be three, now it’s four — but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years — but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us, this is horrible.”

    What has trump said here?

    Actually said?

    Well, not much.

    His uncle was smart.
    He is smart.
    His uncle was well educated.
    He is well educated.
    Democrats have it easier (if I were a Democrat they’d say I’m a genius)
    Republicans face discrimination (oh, they do a number on you)
    I’m well educated.
    I’m smart.
    I built a fortune
    The nuclear deal really bothers me
    Lives are more important
    It would have been easy (for me) [to make a better deal]
    Nuclear is powerful
    His uncle told him all about the power of “nuclear”
    He knew the power of nuclear many many years ago, before everyone else
    Something about prisoners.
    It’s all about the messengers (Obama was a bad messenger)
    Women are smarter.
    Iranians are biased against women
    I think women are smarter than men “right now”
    Iranians/Persians are great negotiators.
    They killed us.
    This is horrible.

    ———–

    Boil that down.

    Group A: I’m great / special
    I’m great.
    My family is great.
    I built a fortune.
    I have special knowledge.
    I know things before other people.
    I have more understanding.
    I can easily do better.
    I can solve these issues.

    Group B: Everyone else is against you / you’re the victim
    Democrats are against you (us).
    Iranians are against you.
    “They” are against you.
    The nuclear deal is bad.
    You are under threat from nuclear.
    They killed us.
    This is horrible.

    Group C: I’m the only one on your side.
    I’m pro Red Team.
    I’m with you.
    I’m with women.
    Democrats are weak.
    Democrats are ineffective.
    Democrats are to blame.

    Group D: Platitudes
    Lives are important
    Nuclear is powerful

    ————

    Boil that down again.

    I’m great and only I can make things better.
    Everyone and everything else is against you.
    If the Democrats aren’t against you, they aren’t able to help you, either.
    I’m on your side.
    Banal platitudes.

    That’s the message. Over and over and over and over and over and over. Every time he opens his mouth, that’s the message he drives home. I’m great. I can fix things. Everyone else is against you. Everyone else is conspiring against you. Everyone else is taking advantage of you. Democrats can’t or won’t help you. You’re the victim in all this. I’m on your side. Trust in me. Follow me. I will lead you to ultimate victory against all your enemies who besiege you from every side.

    That’s true here. That’s true in 1,000 other examples I can provide.

    Over and over again. That’s the core message. Things are bad. They’re against you. Trust me. I’m special. I will lead you to victory.

    And that, I think, is the answer to what he’s saying in the busing question: Nothing of substance.. just a vague malaise that things are bad, his enemies are to blame, I will make it better.” Trust in me.

    You are the victim, trust in me.
    Everything is awful, trust in me.
    Everyone is against you, trust in me.
    Everyone is taking advantage of you, trust in me.

    This is very manipulative, but not at all out of line for a high functioning narcissist.

    • But somehow we have the best economy in the world, the lowest unemployment in history…well maybe WW2 era doesnt count cause Rosie kicked in…stock market is jammin’ …on and on.

      Trump is such a dummy.

      • Mathius says:

        Objection! Off topic!

        But also, no. We have a bubble that’s going to collapse.. hard. And when it does, I have no doubt he’ll blame Obama and/or the Democrats, and no matter what, his followers will nod along like bobble heads and agree that it’s the left’s fault and Trump can do no wrong.

        Because…. everyone is against you, trust in me…

        Trust in me…..

        Trust in me….

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          Your solution?

          I think that we are in a totally new economic game. Things are happening that have never happened before. OK you want to equate the tulip frenzy or the mortgage market of the 1990’s but this is quite different.

          We have all these companies out there trading at outrageous prices who will NEVE turn a profit? What the hell is up with that? Greater fools theory?

    • Red Bull…..it MUST be the Red Bull

    • Mathius , which interview is this from?

  30. Canine Weapon says:
    • Nice and cute, too…but this is brilliant. Love me some Pentatonix

      • Canine Weapon says:

        I love that I can actually see the thought processes going through this dog’s head..

        Oh, I’m musical!
        Oooh… pets!
        Oh… OH! It’s like that is it?!
        ::video cuts out a second before he attacks the hand::

  31. Dale A Albrecht says:

    T-Ray …This was posted from a friend who used to live up the road from us in Hidden Hills CA 60 years ago. He like you still survives out there. Just in the past couple weeks some other classmates have said, they’re giving up and looking to relocate

    • I live in redneck (gold) country but we are being invaded. The bay area people sell out and move up here and bring their ideas with them. In general the state is a lost cause unless the state of Jefferson can be formed.

  32. I heard that Hannity likes his steak WELL-DONE and served with gobs of Piggly Wiggly Brand Ketchup. NOW…..that is funny…..really funny. Bad visual but funny.

  33. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Why is the LGBT crowd not coming unglued over the game “Cornhole” AKA Bean Bags for us old folks.

    Apparently it’s all the rage.

    One can not say certain words because they’re considered derogatory. Do the young marketing executives do their homework of the past usage of corn hole represented?

    • Wait. I need to catch up. What’s up with that? Im 56 and cornhole is cornhole! Don’t ruin my cornhole now. Dammit! 😆

      • Very popular game here…..on tail gate parties at the Cowboy and Ranger games…..you see this game everywhere…

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Bean Bags where I’ve lived throughout my life.

        Corn hole was a derogatory statement about male gay sex

        • you are kidding…….yes?

          • Mathius says:

            (A) Cornhole – the game – is fun, and I have nothing against it.

            (B) Cornhole has been a sex term as far back as I can remember, although, situationally dependent, it would generally be more likely to refer to the hole itself, specifically moreso than, err… what one might do to said asshole. “gotta wipe the corn-hole” “boss just tore me a new corn hole” etc.

            (C) Even if it is about gay sex, I am unaware of anything derogatory about it. A feature of lesbian sex might be referred to as “scissoring” (and, yes, I encourage you to look that up), but that doesn’t make “scissoring” a derogatory or negative word.

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              My initiate comment was leading to how so many common use terms are now deemed offensive when it suits the PC agenda and the perpetually offended

        • Gotcha… had never heard that before.

          • I did not think I lived a sheltered life……but never heard it as a derogatory term…even in the military. Now, I am going to laugh everytime I walk into a specific Walmart here that has a sign and arrow pointing…..”Cornhole here”……..I will laugh from now on…..

            • Canine Weapon says:

            • Right! I will always think of SUFA now, as I’m hitting that hole bag by bag. Ok I’m stepping far away from this convo now… 😮

              • A good Texan,you are….always hitting the hole……………………now, take THAT and run with it. HEH HEH.

              • You’re such a cornhole…i mean Colonel, sir! Runnin to The Amazon for cover. Have a good one.

              • Anita, sweetie (patronizing tone) , I am the KING of Corn holers…..I can pitch them thar bean bags with the accuracy of a laser guided cruise missile…do not go to the Amazon to hide, maam…..lest you become a sacrificial virgin…errr, ummm…..well, just don’t go.

  34. OMG…….melt down at the border. Democrats and the Interior Department HORRIFIED……HORRIFIED, I say, that on their inspection tour they found potable drinking water, toilets, wash basins, showers, and beds. THey were horrified that the beds had pillows and a mattress, and, heaven forbid, sheets and blankets….the horror.

    Then they asked several witnesses about drinking water out of a toilet….and lo and behold….no one has seen this but they “heard” about it from reporters. To further exacerbate these horrible conditions, the A/C was working full time and everyone was cool.

    Then came the question about food…..yes, they have food and get three, sometimes four meals per day, came the answer, but sometimes they go three or four meals without “hot” food. Oh….the horror. Inhumane treatment.

    So now, the news media and the visiting Democrats are photo shopping, cutting, and editing their reports.
    ——————————

    So, let me see if I have this straight. All these commissions come down here expecting to find whips and chains and people living on the floor drinking out of toilets to find…….nada. Even the immigrants are not complaining except no pizza and cokes.

    So, they have beds, sheets, blankets, water, washing facilities, toothpaste and toothbrushes and soap….they have clean clothes and washing machines….they have air conditioning and get three and four meals a day…..but sometimes, their meals consist of MRE’s (the same thing that the military eats) and box lunches with fruit drinks and fruit……..and the Dems complain that they are not getting “hot” food and are starving……

    Meanwhile, we have our own citizen homeless sleeping in tents, without A/C, without potable water, without bathrooms, without beds and sheets, without tooth brushes and tooth paste, and are lucky to get one meal a day let alone 3 and 4……The military on deployments go up to 6 months without a single hot meal.
    ————————————

    So far, the Democrat mantra is no hot meals…….

    • side note….I wonder why it is not reported that these are exaclty the same detention centers, the same rules, and the same treatment that started under Obama……interesting.

  35. NOw, on to the mayor of Los Angeles about to file a lawsuit against……Texas……because the homeless problem in LA and SanFrancisco is the fault of Texas. He says that with Texas closing its borders, the influx of the migrants is coming here and that is not fair.

    More horror……Texas enforces law and that is………bad.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      As though California couldn’t do the same as the other border states. Even if they do not participate, don’t stand in the way and obstruct enforcement of duly enacted laws. They brought their problem upon themselves, just like in the early 60’s with Gov Edmund Brown throwing down the welcome mat to any and all people wishing a free ride.

      Problem as I see it, most migrants coming here for work DO SO. Those people’s citizen or not who don’t want to work Don’t. Obviously there are exceptions

      I’ll lay odds that most of those people in tents along the concrete rivers and sidewalks are NOT migrants.

      • Mathius says:

        I think Cali should secede already. Take Oregon and Washington with it. Maybe drop the pretense and join Canada.

        Texas should just make it official that they actually seceded a long time ago (if, in fact, they ever actually joined). But you have to take Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana with you, or no deal!

        And we can all just move along with our lives.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Transnational and transstate unions are a bust actually. Even in the EU they grow about how great it is only up until the time their nations self interests and sovereignty are impacted. When EU policy suits it’s great. When not, they ignore it and do their own thing. They just can not be controlled. Like herding cats.

          See how troublesome States and Nations can be.

          Like a judge in Italy freed the German captain and ship after she rammed a Guarda di Finezia ship to land in Italy. The Judge says to actually have taken them to the nearest port was unsafe. That was Tunisia on day one after Sea Watch 3 picked up these migrants in Libyan waters. One problem about Tunisia being unsafe, is that earlier this year Germany declared Tunisia and other North African nations as SAFE, to dump the undesirable migrants they don’t want and deport. The Judge also declared the coast guard vessel not a warship because it was in national waters.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            Italy and other nations will start sinking these human trafficking ships just like the French did with Greenpeace ships protesting nuclear testing in the pacific

  36. Trump better pay attention to his rear view mirror…….AOC fast coming up to take the lead in the lying department.

    • Mathius says:

      She’s got a lot of ground to make up.

    • TEXAS—In an interview with reporters after a visit to an immigrant detention center, a visibly shaken Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted that Border Patrol agents had turned her into a newt.

      “How do you know Border Patrol is evil?” a journalist asked.
      “Why, they turned me into a newt!” she cried. “I walked into that concentration camp and right away I knew I wasn’t safe, because they pulled out their spellbooks and pointy witches’ hats and started muttering ancient incantations. The next thing you know, I was a small, semiaquatic, salamander-like creature.” She also claimed they all had long, warty noses and hats, though she later admitted she dressed them up like that.
      The obvious question came to mind.
      “Uh… a newt?” one bewildered reporter asked.
      During the few awkward moments of silence that followed, you could “almost” hear the gears in Ocasio-Cortez’s head slowly begin to turn, creaking from disuse. She suddenly realized the hole in her story, that she was no longer a newt.
      Thinking fast, she replied, “I got better.”

  37. I’d just like to pat myself on the back for diagnosing the problem and actually replacing the capacitor on my AC condenser. Thanks to YouTube. AC quit working around 8pm last night….went after the part at 7am…back in business by 9:30am….thank God.

    • Mathius says:

      Huzzah!

      My wife would just throw the hole thing out, order a new one from Amazon, and then expect me to install it the second I walk in the door from work.

    • HUAH!!!!!…..way to go, girl.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And on top of that you didn’t have to wait a week for service and saved a bundle. It pays to be handy.

      I’ve got a lady friend who never ask for any help. I’ve never heard her say “Oh honey, can you……” she only asks for the tools to do the job.

      Way to go😁

  38. Dale A Albrecht says:
  39. Mathius says:

    So, about that table I’m building….

    • Nice looking table. It sure looks like girls are doing all the work though, not sure why your taking all the credit 🙂

      • Child abuse. Child labor. Children operating dangerous power tools and using harsh chemicals. Call CPS immediately!

        • Mathius says:

          What good are children if you can’t use them for child labor?

          And just look how happy they are to be working?

    • Very nice! Pair it with some identical floating shelves. I really like it!

    • Seriously? Moderation over shelves?

  40. Mathius says:

    “Of course they’re going to attack him,” host Greg Gutfeld said on a Monday episode of The Five, referring to criticism of Mr Trump’s visit to the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. “That’s what you would do. And let’s be honest, if it were the adversary—an adversary from your party on the other side, we would do the same thing.”

    “How dare Obama meet with a dictator with no preconditions?” Jesse Watters mockingly yelled back.

    ————–

    Thoughts?

    • It don’t matter what Trump does, the Left will not like it, attack him etc, etc. But, as I see it, that’s OK. CNN and MSNBC are tanking. The Liberal media has little credibility left and the Crats don’t have anything other than offering give away’s that once elected will likely never occur.

      And if a Crat ever gets elected as President again, he/she/it will likely get the same treatment from the Conservative media that Trump and Trump Jr. will have gotten from the liberal media 😀

    • Yes O would have done the same thing except his pockets would be stuffed with a $1B and he would bow. 🙂

    • Question for anybody…………………The problem with crossing the DMZ line is exactly what? It certainly does not legitimize NK….it does not put the US nor S. Korea in a difficult position….sooooooo……what was the problem?

      • Mathius says:

        what was the problem?

        Due to the fact that humans have generally stayed out of the the DMZ for the last several decades, it is one of the foremost pristine nature preserves on the planet. Ornithologists would lose their minds if people started entering the DMZ ally willy-nilly.

        In fact, the conservationist, naturalists, and various other “-ists” are so threatened by the idea of peace bringing development to the area, that they have been the secret driving force behind ongoing tensions, propping up the Kim family, supplying uranium, and animating the sentient mustache that his John Bolton. Every time peace glimmers horrifyingly on the horizon, they choose from within their membership a sacrificial “hiker” or “birdwatcher” to wander in and get himself captured by the North Koreans as a spy in order to escalate tensions.

      • The problem resides on the Left because Trump did it. If Obama had done it, and bowed embarrassingly, the Liberal media and Left would be hailing him as a peacemaker who deserved his Nobel Peace Prize (for what I still don’t know).

        But the real problem, for the Liberal media, is they all know the new Press Secretary could whoop Jim Acosta’s little self centered punk ass without breaking a sweat. She will forever be deemed a violent physical threat to the liberal journalists. Of course this is stated with humor in mind, but I will laugh really hard if they actually say this 😀

  41. Dale A Albrecht says:

    There is a current push by today’s crop of Left Wing politicians, toward Socialism, along with that the anti gun rhetoric is ramping up. Does any think there just might be a connection between the two?

    After you read this let me know if you think the 2nd Amendment needs to be modified. Remember the 2nd Amendment does NOT give us the right to keep and bear arms. It forbids anyone from trying to mess with it (INFRINGE UPON OUR RIGHT) to keep and bear arms ! In other words we had the right before the constitution was written. The 2nd Amendment made sure we kept it.

    Here for you to ponder is A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953
    about 20 million dissidents unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
    Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938: From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13
    million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were
    rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political
    dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964: From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan
    Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970: From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians,
    unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956: From 1975 to 1977, one million
    educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated
    in the 20th Century because of gun control.

    You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear
    politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. With guns, we are ‘citizens’; without them, we are ‘subjects’.

    During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the world!

    If you value your freedom, feel free to spread this anti gun-control message to all of your friends.

    The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no
    possible victory in defense.
    The sword is more important than the shield,
    and skill is more important
    than either.

    Switzerland issues a gun to every household!
    Switzerland’s government issues and trains every adult in the use of a rifle. Switzerland has the lowest gun related crime rate
    Of any civilized country in the world!!!

    It’s a no brainer! Don’t let our government waste millions of our tax dollars in an effort to make all law-abiding citizens an easy target.

    I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

  42. Can anyone explain why the left is whining over Trump leading the celebration of our country’s birthday in our Nations Capital? If nothing else, every single member of Congress should be walking in a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue with their staff, dressed in Red, White and Blue, waiving the American flag and showing some damn respect for the country of the people they represent.

    • Mathius says:

      Can anyone explain why the left is whining over Trump leading the celebration of our country’s birthday in our Nations Capital?

      Do you mean the “celebration of our country’s birthday in the nation’s capital” with tanks rolling through the streets like what you’d see in the USSR?

      Col. Jack Jacobs [presumably a personal friend of our own colonel], a Medal of Honor recipient says: “We are a non-tank country, Iran is a tank country. North Korea is — Russia, China — those are all tank countries…It’s part of [America’s] strength, that we don’t have to demonstrate our strength in this way.”

      Can anyone explain why the left is whining over Trump leading the celebration of our country’s birthday in our Nations Capital?

      Maybe you mean that he’s given out VIP tickets to his donors despite it being funded by the government, including $2.5mm diverted from the national parks service which had been earmarked for park renovation? Or the fact that past parades have cost around $2mm total? Or the fact that his campaign is still $7 million dollars in debt to DC and still hasn’t paid?

      Can anyone explain why the left is whining over Trump leading the celebration of our country’s birthday in our Nations Capital?

      If Obama had thrown himself a military-style parade with tanks rolling through the capital, you would have been apoplectic.

      Can anyone explain why the left is whining over Trump leading the celebration of our country’s birthday in our Nations Capital?

      Seeing as the date is the “celebration of our country” rather than a campaign event, one would suppose it should be non-partisan, right? So what are the odds that he makes it a campaign event? I’ll bet you a bottle of scotch right now that he says or does something that makes it clear (in my sole discretion) that he abused the events for partisan gain. You wanna take that bet?

      Can anyone explain why the left is whining over Trump leading the celebration of our country’s birthday in our Nations Capital?

      How ’bout this: Your question is a steaming pile of horse shit.

      The implication is that we’re “whining” about the celebration – as if we don’t like America or want to celebrate in the nation’s capital. And you know damned well that’s not the objection. Because you’re not an idiot.

      The objection is to him turning this into an expensive, pointless, boondoggle of a campaign event whose costs he’ll pass back to the taxpayer. Our objection is that we DON’T do this kind of tanks-rolling-through-the-streets bullshit, and that, again, if Obama had suggested something like this, you’d be all over the place bitching endlessly about how he’s mimicking military dictators and showing his true colors. But it’s not Obama, it’s Trump, so you’re just fine with it. Because of course you are.

      • Total and complete conjecture based on Liberal talking points. First, NO TANKS will be moving. Static displays for the kids. So based on your first part, your steaming pile of bullshit talking points means little because, as usual, not based on anything but partisan lies.

        Obama would never have celebrated America’s birthday, he’s a fucking Communist piece of….

        Removed the remainder of my comment. Your not worthy of the education.

        • Mathius says:

          Oh, well, they’ll be sitting instead of rolling… ok, then… wow, I’m completely wrong!

          Meanwhile Obama was as American as you or I… He wasn’t a communist by any reasonable interpretation, but even if he had been, it may shock you to discover that there are American communists who love this country and who would happily celebrate its birthday.

          Lastly.. Your not worthy of the education.

  43. I’ll be putting up a new thread in the morning. But, why not start early. What do you remember that’s now obsolete?

    Black and white television and trying to get reception on UHF channels. Used to watch Saturday night horror movies that way. Great sleep over stuff as a kid with friends over.

    • Hi Fi

      • Better yet……..8 track tape system….brings back memories…..First car…..a Tyro blue Pontiac Firebird 400 w/.28 overbore (HP output 350 horses)…..Henke 4 speed transmission with Henke competition clutch, Ram air……..white racing stripes….blue leather seats…ran on ethyl full leaded gasoline….considered Pure Stock on the strip and would run 14.9 sec. Dash mounted Tach….The only car that I could never beat…and it still hurts me to this day….was the Shelby GT 500. (Mustang). The only other car that gave me trouble was the 396 Camaro but I would beat it consistently….

        But, 8 track stereo and the back seat full of 8 track tapes. It was a Babe Mobile Supreme…..not to mention it was driven by a very handsome not yet Colonel.

        • Mathius says:

          Cassette tapes, boom boxes, dial-up, CD players with “anti-skip” which ate batteries as an alarming rate, Nintendo NES and gameboy and Sega Genesis, corded land-lines that always-always-always got tangled up, VHS, and Saturday morning cartoons… old cars with wooden panelling on the sides and rear seats that faced backward, of sitting in the middle seat without a seat belt… having to ask for the non-smoking section in restaurants and then being annoyed that the smoke never actually stayed in the non-smoking section… airplanes that were so loud when they roared overhead that you had to stop talking and just wait for them to pass…

          And, of course…

        • Listening to radio shows, Bob Hope, Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, the Great Gildersleeves, and many more. Test patterns at midnight and the National Anthem at sign on. Crank style phones. Out houses. Cast iron cook stoves. Coal furnaces, coal bins and coal delivery. Cream separators. Playing card motors on bikes. U-Control model airplanes. Rockets up to 5′ tall. Working hay forks for mowing hay.

          Continuous tuners on TVs that you had to dial carefully to get a clear signal. Overhead planes interfered with the TV signal.

          First car after learning to drive on a ’56 Buick Special, was a 4 dr ’63 Buick Special with a 210 cid aluminum engine. Great little engine. Wish I had it now to fit into one of my Opels.

    • What do you expect when all the press has been so negative for the last 2 years not to mention the negativity in the education system that has been going on for a generation. Just look at the lies AOC spread about the border detention centers. A group of priests came through the next and completely refuted what she reported.

      • If the poll is close to factual, then Civil War II is on the horizon. It will be contained to cities, they are already killing each other and hate the cops.

        Watch how the Communist’s show up and burn our flag tomorrow.

        I have an answer to the illegal immigrant problem, let’s keep them and deport the American hating Left.

  44. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    kapernck, rocket scientist that he is never noticed the 13 stripes!

  45. Just A Citizen says:

    WTF???????????? Communists who love this country. Banging head on keyboard……

    Might be the absolute stupidest thing I have ever heard, or should I say read.

    • Banging your head on the key board will do nothing but give you a head ache….Mathius is our resident liberal….or I should say, our self proclaimed resident liberal…..you and I both know, that he does not believe in half of the stuff he says (he can’t) but he is fulfilling his reason for being here.

      His statement that was really laughable to me was that of Obama. Obama was an American….yes. Did Obama love this country……no. Want proof? Read his book “Dreams of My Father”…..’nuff said.

  46. Mathius………having military hardware on display on the 4th of July is…….well…..as common as apple pie. The military on a regular basis rolls out hardware all over this country on July 4th. Having it Washington DC…….is nothing and shows the hard left idiocy. Every single year, kids climb in and out of tanks, planes, and automobiles.

    We, meaning the US and the cities, do not allow the tanks and armored vehicles to run on the streets….that would not be cool……but we do parade them on HETS….(Heavy equipment transports) so that the weight is eveny distributed.

    To confuse this as a third world issue is ludicrous. YOu did not see rows and rows of tanks and Brigades of marching troops goose stepping their way around, rows and rows of missiles carriers and things like that moving down the street. You did not see any flyover that was any different than and football game or other venue that uses flyovers……put it into perspective, please.

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