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Feb 07 2017

Open Thread


Via Patton Gunn and The Patriot Federation.

99 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. ICEvictim says:

    yeah, we’re going to let the fox determine if he raided the hen house. Sure. that’ll work.

  2. ICEvictim says:

    here’s an idea I’ve been boosting for years and years now, take a read, you’ll like it

    The BUFFETT Rule
    Let’s see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about.
    Salary of retired US Presidents .. . . . .. . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE.
    Salary of House/Senate members .. . . . .. . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE. This is stupid
    Salary of Speaker of the House .. . . . .. . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE. This is really stupid
    Salary of Majority / Minority Leaders . . .. . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE. Stupid
    Average Salary of a teacher . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. .$40,065
    Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . .. . . .. $38,000
    Here’s where the cuts should be made!
    Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
    “I could end the deficit in five minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election”.
    The 26th Amendment ( granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds ) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.
    Warren Buffett is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
    In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
    Congressional Reform Act of 2017
    1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman / woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office.
    2. Congress (past, present, & future) participates in Social Security.
    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
    5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 3/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
    Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work.
    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three days for most people in the U.S. to receive the message. It’s time!
    If you agree, pass it on.

  3. ICEvictim says:

    Nancy ‘Special Ed’ Pelosi must have missed her ride on the short bus again.

  4. ScrewyPuppy says:

    Counter protesting in Canada will get you locked up.

  5. ScrewyPuppy says:

    Wind turbine goes boom!

  6. Mr. Freemarket says:

    We should not allow the clinically insane to influence public policy.

  7. Mr. Freemarket says:

    As an alternative, for every billion dollars in deficit spending, a congressman is sent to prison for check forgery….for…say….10 years. For every five billion, a senator is sent to prison.

  8. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Marvel and their ilk also don’t have much to offer white males.

  9. ICEvictim says:

    cool. I’m good with that, ha ha ha.

  10. 762x51 says:

    And the rebellion grows:
    New York assembly passes ‘sanctuary state’ bill in defiance of Trump

    As predicted, the Progressives continue on their path to civil war regardless of who won the election in Nov. Of course you won’t see my secretary post any of that, LMAO.

    The difference here is that this is STATES passing LEGISLATION in open defiance of the federal government, something that has not happened since 1860.

    News flash to the RINO scum infesting MB: This passed the RETARDLICAN CONTROLLED Senate in NY. So much for republicans saving the country.

  11. 762x51 says:

    There is no federal department that needs to be eliminated more than the the Dept of Education, or rather the Dept of Indoctrination.

    Rep. Thomas Massie introduces bill to eliminate the Department of Education

    According to Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie (R), “Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development,”. Radical thought, huh?

    Here is why:
    Chicago public schools send kids home with ‘political propaganda’ against Trump, GOP

    We shall see if the Retardlicans in Congress have the stones to actually pass this bill.

    Political indoctrination has no place in schools, regardless of grade level.

    Because of inaction on the part of conservatives, this current generation will be the last to have any ability to think for themselves and damn few of them will be able to do so.

  12. 762x51 says:

    Shockingly, the 9th Circus Court of Appeals has denied the governments appeal to restore the travel ban EO instituted by tRump.

    Appeals court denies Trump administration request to restore travel ban

    Fortunately, this “court” is the most overruled court in America.

    The administration will probably need to wait until Gorsuch is confirmed which will likely take a LOOOOOONNGG time to forestall this being overruled, unless they can get a temporary injunction on the appellate ruling in the mean time. So much for a muzzrat ban in the tRump “accomplishments” list.

    EO’s don’t work, one would think the Retardlicans would learned this from Obama. Oh wait, they did nothing to oppose him the entire eight years of his reign. Maybe they are stupid enough to think the D flavored Progressives will return the favor in kind. We will have to redefine stupid if that is the case.

  13. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Ted Cruz was scheduled to debate Bernie Sanders on CNN tonight on the topic of ObamaCare. Mike Lee offered to help Cruz prepare by allowing him access to his library. In particular, he offers him access to his rare copy of “The Benefits of Socialism.”

    Mike Lee ✔ @SenMikeLee
    Hey @SenTedCruz, if you need help preparing for your #Obamacare debate tonight with @SenSanders, you can borrow this book. #CNNDebateNight
    8:50 AM – 7 Feb 2017
    3,320 3,320 Retweets 5,565 5,565 likes

    From The Blaze

  14. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Shocking!!! The most liberal court in the US sided with letting potential terrorists stream into our country.

  15. Sarahvpollock says:

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  16. Eddie_Valiant says:

    As a resident of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, I am subjected to non-stop moonbattery in many of the elected officials (note I did not say “leaders”). One of the most egregious moonbats is Fauxchohontas a/k/a/ Elizabeth Warren. She makes Bernie Sanders almost look like a centrist. Well, in the Senate last night, she got some comeuppance.

  17. JackisBack says:

    Is that Kennedy worship still strong in Boston? Made a joke about that criminal family one time at a bar there and almost got dragged out of the bar by a bunch of drunk Bahhhstonians.

  18. 762x51 says:

    Yep,almost makes you need to take an aspirin and lie down for awhile.


    Make them pay for their treason.

    Depends on whether you are an American or an enemy collaborator.

  19. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The fathers of Philadelphia have gone over the edge. They have imposed a tax on all sweetened beverages…including those “sweetened” with artificial sweeteners.

    Oddly the only thing exempted is alcohol…which is odd since yeast produces alcohol from sugars and carbohydrates…which in the process of fermentation become sugars.

  20. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Study finds 92% of left-wing activists arrested by police live with their parents

    Of course they can be activists/rioters. They don’t have jobs, they don’t have responsibilities. Mom even fixes them breakfast.

  21. TrojanMan says:

    And grows….

    “Illinois lawmakers propose “sanctuary state” immigration laws”

    Once again you must remove the word ‘Illinois’ and replace it with ‘Chitcago’

    So the headline should read:

    “Chicago lawmakers propose “sanctuary state” immigration laws”

  22. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Bernie Sanders opines that hair salons with less than 50 employees are in unfair competition with those having more than 50 employees and have to provide health care to their employees.

    Here’s the thing that Bernie, who admits “not much of an expert on hairdressing in general,” doesn’t understand is that those who employ more than 50 people can avoid the law by limiting the hours their employees work, so that they are “part time.” Or they can avoid the law by firing some people.

    Truth is that Bernie doesn’t know anything about making a profit.

  23. Mr. Freemarket says:

    That’s not me. I’ve never held a brown bottle in my hand in my life.

  24. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    Of course Democrats would insist that we let them eat OUR brains; if they had to depend on Dems for sustenance they’d starve.

  25. Mr. Freemarket says:

    She is all upset over Jeff Sessions. His nomination is being contested because of his “racist” past.

    He said some things against NAACP and the ACLU, making him a racist for life. And Ted Kennedy apparently didn’t like him.

    Sounds like ringing endorsements to me.

    As to Lizzie….the fact that she lied about being American Indian hasn’t hurt her at all.

  26. Mr. Freemarket says:

    As to the contents of “The Benefits of Socialism” here is a sneak peak.

  27. Bosun Higgs says:

    In one book Heinlein characterized it as “long-haired men and short-haired women.” See above.

  28. MAS says:

    When someone makes a face like that at you be ready to punch them in it before they do the same to you. Remember that spitting on someone qualifies as a simple assault…

  29. Bosun Higgs says:

    Or we could eradicate 0bamacare, and then both businesses would be on an even footing.

  30. Bosun Higgs says:


  31. Mr. Freemarket says:

    You mean….replace ObamaCare with nothing???? Oh the horrors.

  32. Bosun Higgs says:

    The Capitol of Darkness
    “The horror, the horror!”

  33. 762x51 says:

    Heinlein is the best.

  34. Bosun Higgs says:

    Things got a bit weird after the brain bubble, though.

  35. 762x51 says:

    Exactly, the usual suspects, CA, Il, NY. Can MA, NJ, okay, that whole sewer in the north east, plus WA, OR and VA be far behind? It’s not like Terry MacCauliflour would be against the idea.

    These aren’t a group of street thugs marching with signs, they are state legislatures, making laws specifically designed to violate / subvert. federal law. That hasn’t happened since 1860 – 1861. (Don’t remember the date without looking them up).

    Should they follow through and execute, the federal government will have no choice but to occupy them. This is exactly how civil war starts. Is tRump going to send the FBI or US Marshals to arrest the state legislatures? Or the governors of those states? Will the state forces or populations permit that our well they engage to fight? This is happening, yet the denial here is so thick you could cut out with a knife. Denying it is retarded.

  36. Mr. Freemarket says:

    BTW, Rule 19 that was used to shut down Lizzie is a stupid rule. It basically says you can’t say something bad about another senator.

    So a guy like Harry Reid can accuse Mitt Romney of not paying his taxes, or accuse the Koch brothers of having sex with goats, but, under Rule 19, a senator can’t call Harry Reid a lying bag of crap.

    It is a stupid rule.

  37. 762x51 says:

    Yeah, The Door Into Summer was always my favorite.
    Never thought that much of Starship Troopers, the movie was ok, I’m mean, Dina Meyer topless, what’s not to like?

  38. 762x51 says:

    The Republitards well never do it. Color me shocked of those vermin actually do the right thing.

  39. Bosun Higgs says:

    I was surprised when that movie came out because I figured it had already been done with Aliens—even to the term “bug hunt.” And Ripley’s fight wearing the loader was the powered armor Starship Troopers never showed.

    The Door Into Summer is one of my favorites, too. I’d love to see The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, if it could be executed as well as HBO’s John Adams.

  40. TED says:

    Anyone feel that?? Nevermind…

  41. TED says: ACTUALLY THESE ARE THEIR 2ND BEST, their best just lost over a 1000 elections thanks to their BEST PRESIDENT EVER!!!

  42. TED says:

    SHE (pictured), dropped hers!!

  43. TED says:


  44. TED says:

    BEST of the BEST of the BEST….

  45. TED says: ANOTHER REASON to bring them into the country?? Makes you wonder… then blame it on MY president!

  46. TED says:

    Here comes those leftist INTELLECTUALS AGAIN…

  47. TED says:


  48. TED says:

    What IS all about!!! POSITIVE ID’S!!

  49. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Not quite as bad as it once was now that Fatboy is six feet under. The younger generation holds a couple of offices – Joe Kennedy, grandson of Robert Kennedy, is my rep in the 4th Congressional DIstrict. Hard to beat the Kennedy name, thanks to places like Fall River and New Bedford where all the illegals vote.

    The son of Fatboy Ted, Patrick Kennedy, was a rep from Rhode Island, but gave it up because of his love of substance abuse.

    Yeah, there was a time when it was SOP to see a picture of Jack Kennedy right next to Cardinal Richard Cushing in a lot of homes. That time, thankfully, has passed.

  50. Eddie_Valiant says:

    I have sworn to see that this moh-ron Warren never gets any further than she has, even if it means selling my first born. I can’t imagine a bigger phony in the world of politics than Fauxchohontas..

  51. SineWaveII says:

    You might have seen that picture of the gun boat that was threatening our ship off the coast of Iran today. But you probably didn’t see the whole picture…

  52. Torcer says:

    Excellent article by @rogernoriegaUSA on corruption of fascist left in Venezuela.— Michael Welling (@WellingMichael) February 4, 2017

    Trump may confront hostile Venezuela
    Just as the United States is undergoing a political transition of its own, Venezuela’s dubious regime has taken the provocative step of empowering an anti-U.S. hardliner with ties to narcotraffickers and Middle Eastern terrorism.

    Many Americans may consider Venezuela’s collapsing economy, food shortages, and political upheaval as none of our business. However, the recent power grab of reputed drug kingpin and Hezbollah ally, Tareck el-Aissami, as Venezuela’s vice president poses a clear and present danger to the security of the United States and its neighbors.

    President Trump’s foreign policy team can convert a potential crisis into an early victory by working with key neighbors to fashion a multilateral rescue of Venezuela, backed up by targeted sanctions against El-Aissami and other corrupt leaders who traffic in drugs and abet international terrorism.

    Courageous Venezuelans are struggling to save their country through democratic means; but they are confronting a ruthless regime that is micromanaged by Cuba and propped up by sweetheart deals with Russia and China. Senior Venezuelan officials have conspired with Colombian narco-guerrillas and Hezbollah terrorists to amass illicit fortunes and advance anti-U.S. operations. All of these forces benefit from keeping a lawless government in power in Caracas, even as the Venezuelan economy crumbles and a humanitarian crisis grows.

  53. Torcer says:

    15 Actionable Tips for Staying Safe During Times of Civil Unrest
    How to Survive a Riot
    1. Don’t go near it: If you don’t have to be there, don’t.
    2. Situational awareness: Always know what’s going on around you. Always. At the grocery store, at red lights, in your driveway, when you’re out in public, in a parking lot, at the ATM, anywhere. If you see something that looks odd, stay away. If you see some people who look like they’re planning something or up to no good, you’re probably right. Walk proud, keep your head on a swivel, and don’t look like a victim (more on that below).
    3. Every day carry (EDC)
    4. If you’re in it, don’t panic: If you find yourself out and about when violence breaks out, DO. NOT. PANIC. Panic doesn’t help. Rational thinking does.
    5. Master OODA Loop: If you’re a military guy or anyone who has received any kind of tactical training, you may have heard of OODA Loop. It stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act and has to do with how you handle yourself in a high-stress or crisis situation.
    6. Know that you ARE NOT safe
    7. Run: This is your best option. If you can run, do it.
    8. Don’t wait for the police: If things are out of control, don’t expect the police or military to save you.
    9. If you need to, join in:
    10. Don’t look like a target: Cowards in masks attack targets. It’s what cowards do. So, don’t look like one.
    11. If you need to, hide:
    12. Never get backed into a corner:
    13. If you can, stay in a pack:
    14. Never start a fight, but know how to finish one:
    15. Never brandish a weapon (unless you have to):

  54. Torcer says:

    Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?

  55. Torcer says:

    Venezuela a failing state?
    The medical student told me to use his name. He said he didn’t care. “Maduro is a donkey,” he said. “An a…….” He meant Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela. We were passing through the wards of a large public hospital in Valencia, a city of roughly a million people, a hundred miles west of Caracas. The hallways were dim and stifling, thick with a frightening stench. Some were full of patients waiting silently in long lines outside exam rooms. Others were dark and deserted, with the overhead lighting ripped out. The medical student, lithe and light-haired, kept us moving, peering through swinging doors, conferring with colleagues in blue scrubs.

    We ducked into a room stuffed with rusted bed frames and dirty plastic barrels, where in a corner a thin young man was propped on a bed without sheets. He watched us weakly. A young woman in a pink T-shirt stood beside him, rigid with surprise. The medical student gently asked if they would answer my questions. The young man nodded. His name was Nestor. He was twenty-one. This was his wife, Grace. Three weeks earlier, he had been ambushed on his motorbike and shot three times, in the chest and the left arm. “They were going to shoot me again, but one of the malandros”—bad guys—“said I was already dead. They took my motorbike.” Nestor spoke slowly, his voice uninflected. His skin was waxy. The wounds to his arm and chest were uncovered, half healed, dark with dried blood. There was a saline drip in his right arm and, at the foot of his bed, an improvised contraption, made from twine and an old one-litre plastic bottle, whose purpose I couldn’t figure out.
    Were the police investigating the robbery?

    Nestor looked down. The naïveté of the question left it beneath reply. Venezuela has, by various measures, the world’s highest violent-crime rate. Less than two per cent of reported crimes are prosecuted.

    We had to go, the medical student said. Grace and Nestor thanked us, though we had done nothing for them. The medical student was worried about what he called “spies.” He had smuggled me into the hospital through a broken back door. The regular entrances to the hospital were all manned by uniformed personnel with rifles—National Guard, mostly, but also police, both local and national, and other, less identifiable militia. Hospitals in Caracas were even more tightly secured. Why were hospitals so heavily guarded? Nobody threatened to invade them. The guards had orders, it was said, to keep out journalists. Exposés had embarrassed the government.
    Public health in Venezuela is, in fact, getting rapidly worse. In 1961, Venezuela was the first country declared free of malaria. Now its robust malaria-­prevention program has collapsed, and there are more than a hundred thousand cases of malaria yearly. Other diseases and ailments long vanquished have also returned—malnutrition, diphtheria, plague. The government releases few statistics, but it is estimated that one out of every three patients admitted to a public hospital today dies there. State mental hospitals, lacking both food and medications, have been reduced to putting emaciated, untreated patients out on the streets.

  56. Torcer says:

    The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.
    They hate you.

    Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.

    You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.

    Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social media. Find a leftist – it’s easy. Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they’ll come swarming like locusts. Engage them and very quickly they will drop their masks and tell you what they really think. I know. I keep a rapidly expanding file of Twitter leftist death wish screenshots.

  57. Torcer says:

    HYPOCRISY: Saudi Arabia is building a 600 mile border wall to keep out Islamic terrorists, yet they slam Trump via @IsraelHatzolah— ARnews 1936 (@ARnews1936) February 5, 2017

  58. Torcer says:

    Washington Post Humiliates Robert Reich
    Robert Reich went on TV a few nights back and suggested that he’d “heard rumors” that the Berkeley rioters were actually thugs paid by Milo Yiannopoulos himself to cause the scene and set the stage for a Trump plot to defund American universities. He doubled down with this preposterous thesis in Newsweek.

    Paul Cassell at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy finds this totally laughable:

    So let’s see: Yiannopoulos, who is an outsider to Berkeley and generally unwelcome there, succeeds in secretly arranging for more than 100 thugs to assemble in this city and then invade the Berkeley campus and cause more than $100,000 in damage, all to create a pretextual motive for Trump to alter federal funding for the UC system. And Yiannopoulos manages to do this without a single one of the thugs spilling the beans and tipping off the fact that this violent criminal conspiracy is organized by Yiannopoulos, not his opponents.

    To even describe the plot is to make clear how phantasmagorical the whole idea is. Occam’s razor applies here. Or, as medical students are taught, when you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras. There is no way Yiannopoulos organized these protests, subjecting himself to serious criminal liability and placing the fate of his career on the sealed lips of more than 100 conspirators. Instead, the simplest explanation is the correct one: The persons responsible are left-wing anarchists, as the New York Times (among others) has described in this recent article.

    If Reich keeps this up, he’ll have to go stag to the White House Correspondents Dinner. Get it? Reich-stag? (Boy am I on fire today.)

  59. Torcer says:

    Ted Cruz CRUSHES Socialist Bernie Sanders in CNN Obamacare Debate via @thepolitistick

    I Watched Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Debate Obamacare

    FACT SHEET: Socialized Medicine Is a Failure Everywhere It’s Been Tried

    CNN PANICS – Attempts to Hide What…

  60. Torcer says:

    5 Signs You’re A Regressive Liberal

  61. Torcer says:

    Teachers Unions DeVostated

    And yes, I’m posting this just for the pun of it…

  62. Bodhisattva says:

    Saw this earlier today…

    ‘Explosion on Paris metro’ as dozens of passengers are evacuated from smoke-filled station
    Up to eight people are reported to have been injured in the incident, in or near to the the Place d’Italie subway stop.

    This is what the resistance to Trump’s travel EO will help bring here. Explosions.

    Although they’re trying to say THIS INCIDENT was an accident, an electrical overload of some sort, that does not change my point.

    Early reports suggest the explosion was caused by an electrical fire and that eight people have been injured.

  63. johnnosk says:

    They got into the power armour in the third movie. By then, the series had fizzled out and the SFX looked like it was done on a home PC!

  64. Bosun Higgs says:

    Never saw the sequels. Now I’m thinking it’s not worth my time.

  65. Mr. Freemarket says:

    She may be a bigger liar than Hillary.

  66. johnnosk says:

    Not worth the $10 I spent on the three DVD set!

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