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Nov 13 2017

Open Thread

Do not trust governments more than governments trust their own people. - Andrei Sakharov

88 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Angel says:

    It is a recognized fact that psychopaths tend to rise to governmental power due to their desire to control others. This is why government must always be kept small and with limited power. But of course, those in power resist this, and continually try to expand government.

  2. Bodhisattva says:

    More hype and sensationalism – though it does seem to be getting quite a grip in Africa… if you consider under 200 deaths so far “quite a grip” – though also keep in mind that 2,000, supposedly, are infected.

    Black death plague death toll RISES – officials admit there IS risk of global outbreak

    THE terrifying black death plague has strengthened its grip and sent the death toll soaring.

    Officials at the world health body have now admitted there is a real risk the disease could spread to Europe, the US and across the globe.

    IF it spreads to more advanced countries there is currently a readily available treatment – as long as it doesn’t mutate into an untreatable form.

  3. Bodhisattva says:

    Jerry Brown goes off the rails – as usual

    ‘I hate everything.’ – Jerry Brown

    Typical moonbat, full of hate for EVERYTHING. He said it.

  4. Bodhisattva says:

    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request.

    The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue.

    Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in its final investigative report to show abortion providers had transferred tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses to firms for use in research by charging dollar amounts above their actual costs.

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    Earthquake swarm hits Monterey County; biggest felt in SF

    But they say they’re not foreshocks… they think, anyway.

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime!

    Seven former inmates of the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, commonly known as the workhouse, sued the city Monday claiming that inadequate ventilation, medical care and sanitation create “hellish and inhumane conditions” and violate inmates’ constitutional rights.

    The suit, filed by the nonprofit ArchCity Defenders law firm in U.S. District Court, says that St. Louis officials have ignored the problems for years. It seeks a judge’s order that would close the workhouse or fine the city $10,000 per day until problems are fixed.

    St. Louis Corrections Commissioner Dale Glass declined to comment about pending litigation Monday. But he rejected claims about mold and infestations of insects or rodents, and said guards were not being bitten by snakes and inmates were not being bitten by spiders.

    He acknowledged that the 51-year-old jail is “showing signs of disrepair, but it’s clean.” Glass said there have been many improvements since 2012, but also said he’s “never satisfied.”

  7. Bodhisattva says:


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions considering special counsel to investigate Clinton

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation, an Obama-era uranium deal with a Russian firm and other matters of concern to Republican lawmakers, according to a letter.

    The Justice Department sent a letter, which The Washington Post obtained, to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday addressing those concerns, as well as the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

    The prosecutors would “report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” the letter read.

    President Trump has previously criticized the Justice Department for not aggressively probing the Democrats and Clinton, his former presidential campaign rival.

  8. Bodhisattva says:

    Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country’s borders to migrants.

    “One cannot — even if there are decades between them — kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” he told a French television show.

    “I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days said, ‘The greatest thing Germany invented was the Holocaust,'” he added.

  9. Bodhisattva says:

    There’s one less (free) moonbat in the world tonight.

    Rabid Anti-Trumper Arrested in Calif. after Threatening to Go on Killing Spree

    Have you ever heard of David Kenneth Smith? Chances are you haven’t — he’s a rabid anti-Trumper, thus his story didn’t fit any convenient narrative. News of his arrest was treated as a local story with no national significance. However, if this freak had been a right-wing activist, he’d have been a front-page story in every paper in the country.

    Smith, 39, was arrested in Orange County, Calif., on Nov. 2 following an investigation involving the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats after threatening a university professor through emails and posting threatening YouTube videos — in one he talked about going on a “killing spree.”

    Police recovered nine loaded firearms registered to Smith after his arrest, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials.

    On Nov. 1, Smith allegedly began exchanging emails with an instructor at Soka University in Aliso Viejo about disciplinary actions taken against him for smoking marijuana when he attended the university in 2008.

    In a disturbing video titled “What Good Does Killing Ever Do,” he explored the pros and cons of going on a “killing spree,” and decided that it sounded like a “great idea” compared to dying or committing suicide.

    “Should I be homeless or go on a killing spree?” the man in the video asks. “I think being homeless is an entirely artificial situation. I wasn’t born here to obey every rule you guys ever made, OK? I was born to be who I am.”

    Smith has posted many videos ranting about the president.

    In a video dated October 13, 2017, he lamented how President Trump is “systematically dismantling” his beloved Obama’s “presidential legacy.”

    “Investigators believed the suspect’s threats were credible and an attack possible,” the Sheriff’s Department stated.

    Indeed, Soka University may have been spared a horrific mass shooting when this ticking time bomb was taken off the streets.

  10. Bodhisattva says:

    Violent FASCIST Protesters (“antifa, no less) Try to Shut Down Pro-Trump ‘Patriot Prayer’ Rally in Seattle

    Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and anti-Trump counter-protesters converged at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle on Sunday, resulting in several arrests and the confiscation of weapons.

    The rally, organized by the conservative group Patriot Prayer, came one day after violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead and dozens injured.

    Counter-protesters — including antifa, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Veterans for Peace, Indivisible Seattle, Black Lives Matter, and the Freedom Socialist Party — marched “in solidarity against hate,” specifically against what they called “the bigotry, racism and violence” of the “far-right” organizers. Solidarity Against Hate counter-protesters waved communist flags, yelled “f*ck America,” squirted police with silly-string, and burned the American flag.

    Joey Gibson, one of the organizers of the Patriot Prayer group, posted a video on Facebook asking participants in the Sunday rally to avoid clashing with counter-protesters.

    In his Facebook video, Gibson said “a lot of people are going to be frustrated” by his request that they do not fight with the counter-protesters.
    “We’re not going up to Seattle to battle,” Gibson said. “It’s not a battle royale. We’re not up there to have street fights … It doesn’t look good.”

    The anti-hate counter protesters did come to do battle.

  11. Bodhisattva says:

    It’s behind a paywall, so I won’t link it, but the WaPo is now complaining that DRUDGE links to (GASP!) Russia!

    Because they occasionally link to Russian sources.

    Funny, lots of websites do… and the WaPo isn’t complaining about them!

    Nor are they complaining that Drudge links TO THEM also.

  12. Bodhisattva says:

    Getting Desperate: Now they got a woman Moore never met claiming he tried to rape her at a restaurant he never visited.

    And there’s speculation it’s the REPUBLICANS who are doing this, not the Democrats.

    Are they INSANE? They would give up control of the Senate?

    Are they determined to destroy this country?

    GOP leaders threaten to expel Roy Moore from Senate if he wins Alabama race

    Amid new allegations that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore molested teenage girls decades ago, GOP leaders intensified their calls Monday for him to quit the race, even threatening to expel Moore if he wins.

    The accusations against Moore have thrown the GOP into a crisis, splintering the party and risking defeat in the Dec. 12 special election, for which polls show Democrat Doug Jones now has a narrow lead in the Deep South state.

    Now this reminds me of the runup to the general Presidential election… but with one key difference. Not all polls show Jones leading. Some show Moore ahead by 10 percent or more.

    The Republicans had best respect the will of the people of the State of Alabama.

  13. Bodhisattva says:

    Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab

    Mattel’s Ibtihaj Muhammad doll comes complete with bruises compliments of the man in her life – so it’s a good thing she wears a hijab, I guess…

  14. Bodhisattva says:

    Bill Clinton: A Reckoning
    Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?

    I never did understand why “feminists” came to the defense of rapist Bill Clinton.

    There’s a significant fact people are missing in the Roy Moore accusation story:

    Those who abuse women don’t suddenly start and stop doing it. They do it FOR LIFE.

    Roy Moore has no record of being a sex criminal, just a sudden rash of clustered, questionable, election-stealing false complaints.

    Bill Clinton, on the other hand…

    Let us not forget the sex crimes of which Bill Clinton was very credibly accused in the 1990s. Juanita Broaddrick reported that when she was a volunteer on one of his gubernatorial campaigns, she had arranged to meet him in a hotel coffee shop. At the last minute, he had changed the location to her room in the hotel, where she says he very violently raped her. She said she fought against Clinton throughout a rape that left her bloodied. At a different Arkansas hotel, he caught sight of a minor state employee named Paula Jones, and, Jones says, he sent a couple of state troopers to invite her to his suite, where he exposed his penis to her and told her to kiss it. Kathleen Willey said that she met him in the Oval Office for personal and professional advice and that he groped her, rubbed his erect penis on her, and pushed her hand to his crotch.

    It was a pattern of behavior; it included an alleged violent assault; the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the most notorious accusations that have come to light in the past five weeks. But Clinton was not left to the swift and pitiless justice that today’s accused men have experienced. Rather, he was rescued by a surprising force: machine feminism. The movement had by then ossified into a partisan operation and it was willing—eager—to let this friend of the sisterhood enjoy a little droit de seigneur.

    Not all of Clinton’s conquests were unwilling, I’ll grant that much. But it was still wrong, still part of a pattern of behavior of him taking advantage of his position to use women wrongly.

  15. Bodhisattva says:

    Coming Soon to Washington: An Anti-Trump Hotel for Liberals
    Expect counter-cultural art, progressive fireside chats, and craft materials for your next great protest poster.

  16. Grok says:

    Media Double Standard On Ethics: Coverage For Moore, Near Silence For Menendez

    Media Double Standard On Ethics: Coverage For Moore, Near Silence For Menendez

    If there was any doubt about the liberal media’s double-standard when it comes to policing politicians’ character, the last 24 hours have made it clear: All three networks have given heavy coverage to the serious accusations against a Republican Senate candidate, while the ongoing federal trial of a Democratic Senator has been largely hidden from view.

  17. Grok says:

    Kathy Griffin Takes Back Apology for Fake Severed Trump Head ‘One Thousand Percent’

    During the interview, Griffin made excuses for the photo by comparing it to her past vulgarity:

    I’ve done many shocking things. When I won my first Emmy, I said, “Suck it, Jesus, because this award is my God now!” And you know, the conservatives took ads out in the papers. That’s what they like to spend their time and money on. So yes, I knew what I was doing.
    Here, Griffin makes two absurd claims. First, that because she has done other disturbing things to rile people up in the past, that her photo with a fake beheading of President Trump is somehow not offensive. And second, that it’s a waste of conservatives’ time and money to speak out against her offensive actions. Griffin is trying to make a political statement here, claiming President Trump deserved such inhumane disrespect and condemning responses from conservatives.

    In reality, she came across as desperate for attention and even less relevant of a comedienne by bringing the photo back into media attention.

    Not only is Griffin’s claim a ridiculous and offensive attempt to make herself relevant again, but the fake news-peddling Rolling Stone and other liberally biased media sources used this to sympathize with her.

    After describing Griffin’s interview in an article entitled “Kathy Griffin Still Not Sorry Over Trump Photo: ‘I Knew What I Was Doing,” Rolling Stone’s Joyce Chen focused the rest of her piece on Trump and the media’s negative response to her photo, seemingly depicting Griffin as a blameless actor having to face an over-dramatized response.


    Just imagine had someone, say, done a similar thing against Obama – maybe a fake lynching or something.

  18. Bodhisattva says:

    It’s a fact – you can look it up:

    Prosecutions of gun crimes declined drastically during the Obama administration, compared with the George W. Bush administration. That likely was because of Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s peculiarly racialized view of criminal justice. It is typical of liberals that they are more interested in making political hay out of problems than in solving them. Most Americans know better, when it comes to firearms.

  19. Bodhisattva says:


    MSNBC is reporting that Trump has personally deported an 8 year old Guatemalan girl… and her three children.

  20. Bodhisattva says:

    A great example of the LIEberal media:

    Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

    Actually the real answer is yes. As a person who was directly involved in the nuclear weapons process, I am here to tell you that while all are TRAINED to ENSURE that, once the command is given, the nukes fly (or are dropped in the case of bombs), the system is set up so that sanity will prevail. An example of how this might play out is a 1995 movie starring Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, Crimson Tide. It is a revealing, if somewhat over dramatized, example of how there are people in the chain of command still able to make decisions for themselves. A President pressing the “GO” button won’t necessarily result in atomic weapons release. Probably, yes, but not certainly. Were Trump to issue an unnecessary nuclear GO command the system would prevent inappropriate weapons release.

    But this ignores the REAL question: Is Trump any more (or less) likely to issue a GO command than, say, Obama?

    The left would have you believe he’s just looking for any chance to nuke someone. Any reason.

    They’re liars, we all know that.

  21. TED says:


  22. StephaneDumas says:

    Lol! There’s also the term “Pedowood” who’s also used.

  23. Mr. Freemarket says:

    It could be that the earth is simply in the process of vomiting people who commit repulsive acts off of her surface.

  24. TED says:


  25. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I must congratulate the left. Their efforts to convince people that there is no God, that their lives are essentially meaningless, and that there is no purpose to life is really starting to pay off.

    Well done. Karl Marx would be proud of you.

  26. MAS says:

    There’s also self immolation, that’s always an attention getter…

  27. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Will they also produce a companion “Ken” doll? Maybe name him Ahmed. Have him complete with his pet goat. And instructions that is he limited to only having four Barbie wives, too.

    Prayer rug optional.

  28. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Complete with subsidized rooms, courtesy of George Soros?

  29. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Obama simply lacked the will to launch any nukes. He didn’t want to upset his financial backers…primarily in the Middle East.

  30. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Their smear weapon seems unstoppable!!!

  31. Mr. Freemarket says:

    And she wonders why even union workers didn’t vote for her.

  32. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Those carrying guns and defending our lives and our freedom are paid so much that many families qualify for food stamps.

    No NFL player will qualify for food stamps.

    Yes; we know who is making the real sacrifice.

  33. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Isn’t that guy hiding out in Haiti?

  34. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Bernie got screwed. Had he won the presidency, then the rest of America would be screwed.

  35. physicsnut says:


  36. KirklesWorth says:

    Wash. Free Beacon: Wendy Davis Botches Gun Statistics, Argues Women Are ‘Disproportionately the Victims’

    The opposite is true, however; statistics show that men are far more likely than women to be the victims of gun violence. In 2015, the gun homicide rate for men was 19.3 for every 100,000 Americans, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. By contrast, the rate for women was six times lower, at 3.2 per 100,000 people. According to the FBI, men in 2010 made up about 77.4 percent of homicide victims nationwide, indicating that men are also disproportionately likely to be killed by guns compared to other forms of murder. Men are also far more likely to be the perpetrators of gun violence.

  37. TED says:

    MORE LEFTIST FAKERY!!! Again proving they CAN NOT open their yak without letting out a LIE, lying POS’s!!!

  38. TED says:


  39. Bodhisattva says:

    Just as old Saint Alphonso is proud of me… pass the syrup please?

  40. Bodhisattva says:

    Yeah that was my impression too… lost a whole string of elections, never mentioned anything about any “referendum”, then they keep a governor seat blue – in a state where Trump did poorly – and act like it means something.

  41. Mr. Freemarket says:

    He still has the will but not the way.

    Anyone married to Hillary might have performance issues.

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