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Aug 22 2017

Open Thread

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On a tip from Anonymous.



61 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Torcer says:

    The only way to stop the Left’s cultural revolution insanity is to go after it’s base ideology.
    “The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.” Ayn Rand

    It has always been a goal of the left to erase the past and replace it with their version of reality to usher in their vision of a socialist Utopia of unicorns prancing about under rainbow skies. Even now they are letting the mask slip even further with attacks against the constitution and the founding fathers.

    These attacks against fixed locations not only serve to erase history, but force the right into defending that which we fought against in the first go around.

    Just to set the record straight, the Republican party’s original raison d’état had been the abolition of slavery. It was the Democratic party that favoured appeasement and later on revived the KKK. The left would like to call anyone who opposes their little revolution with the epithet Nazi, ignoring the historical fact that they were a National Socialist Worker’s party and Leftists like them. These facts should be known by those with the least bit familiar with history.

    It should be obvious that the current strategy of trying to stop their erasure of history has not been effective. The nation’s Socialist left garners too much of an advantage for them to halt their efforts, and they will always have new targets for their cultural revolution. Merely trying to stop them will not work, and any victories they attain only fuels their efforts, neither will trying to embarrass them in their Orwellian actions.

    They are very much like an army of ideological terminators, they can’t be bargained with, they can’t be reasoned with and they will not stop… ever

    Army tactical doctrine has it that the best defense is a counter attack against the enemy’s most Assailable Flank. It should be clear that when a static defense is not working, one must go after the enemy’s weakest flank. In the case of the nation’s Socialist left, this would be their immoral and parasitic collectivist base ideology.

    An article recently published outlined the long term goals of a socialist party being the elimination of economic liberty in the free market. So why not have a have a discussion about the elimination of the Left’s economic slavery with Socialism?

    Is there any reason it should even be considered a valid form of government any more? It’s been a disastrous failure everywhere it’s ever been tried. It’s resulted in the deliberate mass murder of millions of innocents, why should rational people consider it’s failure ever again?

    The nation’s left would like to keep the focus on the past, so why not indulge them in their efforts? If it’s a discussion of the history they want, let’s bring it on. We can start by talking about the deliberate mass murder by acolytes of their base ideology.

    They want to talk about symbols and statues, fine we can debate them on that front as well. Let’s start with their idolization of a mass murderer Che Guevara.

    More than likely they will parrot the tired old lines that “Socialism has yet to be tried” or that “Socialist regimes weren’t really Socialist.” Let them explain all the facts of history to everyone listening, it should be a fascinating discussion.

    Or perhaps they will deny being Socialists, in which case they should have no objection to it’s eradication.

    If people are given a choice between economic liberty of the free market or the economic slavery of socialism we can be very confident in the outcome. The odds are the nation’s socialist left won’t want to take up the challenge of this debate, for they cannot abide a frank discussion of their base ideology. And perhaps they may go back to their echo chamber and leave everyone else alone. We can only hope.
    https://conservatism20.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/the-only-way-to-stop-the-lefts-cultural-revolution-insanity-is-to-go-after-its-base-ideology/

  2. Bodhisattva says:

    They are the ones failing to uphold the law – and they’re taking him to court?

    http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20170822/la-sues-trump-administration-over-sanctuary-city-crackdown

    LA sues Trump administration over sanctuary city crackdown

    City Attorney Mike Feuer says Los Angeles could have trouble complying with a rule from President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security in which the city is supposed to give the federal government 48 hours’ notice before releasing undocumented persons from custody.

    I think L.A. and other California cities have bigger problems… such as the failure of their planned system of socialized medicine:

    http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20170821/anthems-exit-leaves-thousands-without-health-insurance-choice-in-california?source=most_viewed

    Anthem’s exit leaves thousands without health insurance choice in California

    Well… there’s always the “single payer”/govrnment option – which this was designed to usher in anyway!

  3. Bodhisattva says:

    Trump: We Are “Liberating” Our Towns of Illegal Immigrants, Gangs

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/08/22/trump_we_are_liberating_our_towns_of_illegal_immigrant_gangs.html

    “After years of defending other countries borders, can you believe we fight for other countries? We want to defend their borders. We’re finally defending our own borders,” Trump said.

  4. Bodhisattva says:

    Apparently snowflakes can’t handle the heat… despite being paid by Soros and others to show up, despite thousands saying they would show, few snowflakes actually did.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4814686/Anti-Trump-protests-disappoint-Phoenix-heat.html

    Trump-backers far outnumber protesters in Phoenix as Trump swings through illegal immigration hotbed and supporters brave 107-degree heat for hours in line

    Facebook protest groups collected 7,400 RSVPs but only a few hundred anti-Trump demonstrators showed up

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    Insanity in moonbat central:

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/08/22/metro-manners-fines/

    You could get hit with a fine of $75 for “manspreading” (occupying more than one seat) and three or more offenses will get you temporarily banned.

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    https://www.axios.com/gop-approval-pol-2475814548.html

    Republicans lost faith in Congress faster than in Trump
    One potential factor: the Republican-controlled Senate fell a vote shy in late July of passing a bill that would have repealed elements of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have promised for years to repeal the ACA if given control.

  7. Bodhisattva says:

    Chasing down the true source of “fake news”:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/glenn-simpson-key-figure-million-dollar-dossier-face/story?id=49348102

    Glenn Simpson, key figure behind million-dollar ‘dossier,’ to face questions

    A key figure behind the so-called dossier featuring uncorroborated and salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia will be questioned by investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee today about the funding and sources for the document.

    During last year’s heated Republican primary race, Fusion GPS, a private research firm founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, was initially paid about a million dollars by wealthy Republicans and then later worked for Democrats, all of whom wanted to dig up dirt on Trump and plant negative news stories, according to political operatives.

    Simpson, who will appear in a closed session on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, hired the former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to compile the now infamous dossier, which alleged that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian agents to damage Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent.

    Republicans in Congress are stepping up their efforts to uncover the funders of and sources for that controversial document and its — so far — largely unverified claims as special counsel Robert Mueller’s high-profile probe of those alleged ties heats up.

  8. Bodhisattva says:

    What the hell was wrong with this school district? Infested with moonbats, that’s what! The teacher claims “a difficult situation” – yeah, THAT SHE CREATED!

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/08/22/rocklin-parents-grill-school-board-over-transgender-discussions-in-kindergarten/

    Rocklin Parents Grill School Board Over Transgender Discussions In Kindergarten

    The Rocklin Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class.

    “These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” said Karen England with the Capitol Resource Institute.

    At Monday night’s board meeting, the teacher at the center of the controversy spoke out. “I’m so proud of my students, it was never my intent to harm any students but to help them through a difficult situation,” she said.

    The teacher defended her actions to read two children’s books about transgenderism including one titled “I am Jazz.” She says the books were given to her by a transgender child going through a transition.

    “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” said England.

    Parents say besides the books, the transgender student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender.

    And many parents say they feel betrayed and blindsided.

    “I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family, not from a book that may be controversial,” a parent said.

    “My daughter came home crying and shaking so afraid she could turn into a boy,” another parent said.

  9. Bodhisattva says:

    Snowflakes and their media toadies thought they would get to make trouble like before – found out town authorities weren’t moonbats in Phoenix:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/08/22/cnn_reporter_outside_trump_rally_gets_tear_gassed_can_barely_speak.html

    Now here’s the lie:

    “The police have deployed tear gas and some concussion ordinance that has startled people here. There hasn’t been any violence so far, that’s the good news. But the tear gas here is very acute. Most people have left,” Tuchman reported.

    “But all of our faces right now are burning, all of our throats are burning,” Tuchman said.

    “Why did it happen? I don’t know the answer,” he said.

    No violence?

    What about this:

    “There were some water bottles thrown at police and the next thing we felt was the burning tear gas,” he explained.

    Earlier, another CNN reporter nearly got hit by the lit end of a smoke grenade after protesters chucked water bottles at the police.

    And it wasn’t only water bottles, but throwing ANYTHING at the police should provoke an appropriate reaction. They were also throwing rocks.

  10. Bodhisattva says:

    Clapper is an idiot.

    Trump, looking for a way out?

    NOT HARDLY!

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/08/22/james_clapper_i_question_trumps_fitness_wonder_if_he_is_looking_for_a_way_out.html

    James Clapper: I Question Trump’s Fitness For Office, Wonder If He Is “Looking For A Way Out”

  11. Bodhisattva says:

    Proof this has reached a level of complete insanity:

    https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/msespn-pulls-asian-announcer-named-robert-lee-off-uva-game-avoid-offending-idiots/

    MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVA Game To Avoid Offending Idiots

    In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.

    Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?

    Is this even real life anymore? This might even be worse than MSESPN apologizing for the fantasy football slave draft a couple of weeks ago.

    To avoid offending left wing idiots Robert Lee, the Asian college football announcer, not the Confederate General who died in 1870 and shares a name with him, was switched to the Youngstown State at Pittsburgh game and Dave Weekley will now call the William and Mary at University of Virginia game.

    Unless someone tries to take down Dave Weekley statues between now and kickoff.

    But, seriously, is there anything more pathetic than ESPN believing people would be offended by an Asian guy named Robert Lee sharing a name with Robert E. Lee and calling a football game? Aside from some hysterical photoshops and Internet memes which would make everyone with a functional brain laugh — Robert E. Lee pulling out all the stops to stay in Charlottesville now! — what was the big fear here? Does ESPN really believe people are this dumb or that having an Asian announcer named Robert Lee is too offensive for the average TV viewer to handle?

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  13. Bodhisattva says:

    These lunatic lefty moonbats just don’t get it.

    A statue isn’t violent – THEY ARE! Getting rid of a statue won’t change that.

    And it’s not the statue that is posing a risk to public safety. It’s the moonbat protesters.

    http://www.wral.com/hundreds-protest-at-unc-chapel-hill-silent-sam-monument-2-arrested/16898155/

    “It doesn’t need to be in the middle of campus. In a museum is fine, it’s ok, but here in the middle of campus, it promotes violence,” said protester Zaria Williams.

    Gov. Roy Cooper released a statement Monday, saying that UNC system officials have the authority to take immediate action if they believe the statue is posing a risk to public safety.

  14. Bodhisattva says:

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/08/22/jerry-jones-feels-very-strongly-players-shouldnt-protest-national-anthem/

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has previously made it known how he feels about players protesting the national anthem.

    During his appearance with Shan and RJ Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, Jones reiterated his feelings on the matter when asked about the growing number of protests this preseason.

    “I just feel so strongly that the act of recognizing the flag is a salute to our country and all of the people that have sacrificed so that we can have the liberties we have,” Jones said. “I feel very strongly that everyone should save that moment for the recognition of the flag in a positive way, so I like the way the Cowboys do it.”

  15. pocketfrog says:

    I wonder how some people suddenly became so worked up over statues in the first place. To me it just came out of nowhere.

  16. The LIEberal Media ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

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    moslem Trump Critic UK Parliament Member Retweets ‘Abused Girls Should Shut Their Mouths For the Sake of Diversity’ Tweet

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/22/trump-critic-uk-parliament-member/
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  17. The LIEberal Media ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

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    I used to hate the Cowboys – no more!
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  18. KirklesWorth says:

    This sounds like a veiled rallying cry to me – especially the “without weapons or upper arm strength, Antifa is no match”.

    Milo: Liberal scholar Noam Chomsky condemns Antifa

    Liberal scholar and progressive icon Noam Chomsky has some harsh words for the violent alt-left group Antifa and the mainstream Democrats who support them. “As for Antifa, it’s a minuscule fringe of the Left, just as its predecessors were,” Chomsky told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. “It’s a major gift to the Right, including the militant Right, who are exuberant.” He said that when they take anti-free speech positions and try to shut down people just because they disagree with them it “is very self-destructive” and empowers conservatives and the far-right. Chomsky double-down by saying it made no sense for Antifa to have physical altercations with right-wingers because they’re not nearly as strong. Without weapons or upper arm strength, Antifa is no match.

  19. WMD says:

    Kaeperdick better get used to being on his knees. If what he wants to happen, happens, (politically) he’ll be on his knees a lot.

  20. KirklesWorth says:

    Lets visit our friends who are keeping an eye on the “global warming” fraud:

    Climate Depot: Delingpole: Global Warming Is Almost Entirely Natural, Study Confirms
    Climate Depot: John Stossel rips sequel for ‘typical Al Gore scaremongering’– ‘Gore won’t talk to me. He won’t debate anyone’
    Climate Depot: Top climate scientist rebuts Al Gore film as ‘bad science’ while ticket sales plummet
    Climate Depot: Bombshell: Activists Admit #ExxonKnew Is About Attacking Free Speech
    Climate Depot: Greenpeace sued, accused of breaking organized crime law – Dakota Access Pipeline owner sues Greenpeace, arguing it broke organized crime law
    Climate Depot: Pre-Determined ‘Science’: The Chair of the federal climate board disbanded by Trump was a World Wildlife Fund activist
    Climate Depot: Morano on TV: Bannon’s departure ‘bad news for climate skeptics’
    Climate Depot: PEW SURVEY: Only 28% of Americans believe scientists understand causes of climate change ‘very well’
    Climate Depot: New Study: ‘Multiple lines of evidence’ show Medieval Warm Period was warmer than today
    Climate Depot: NYT’s Justin Gillis equates science of eclipse with global warming science

    WattsUpWithThat: Most of the Recent Warming Could be Natural
    WattsUpWithThat: Energy Transfer Files Federal Lawsuit Against Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace Fund, Inc., BankTrack And Earth First! For Violation Of Federal And State Racketeering Statutes
    WattsUpWithThat: Eclipsified leaf-gap shadows: nature reveals what the eye cannot observe directly
    WattsUpWithThat: Fair trade for thee, but not for me
    WattsUpWithThat: Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup
    WattsUpWithThat: Anthony and Charles excellent adventure
    WattsUpWithThat: NYT: We Should Trust Climate Scientists Because The Eclipse
    WattsUpWithThat: Review and Summary of three Important Atmospheric Physics Papers
    WattsUpWithThat: Claim: Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air
    WattsUpWithThat: Trump Disbands Climate Committee: Committee Vows to Continue

  21. Bodhisattva says:

    I saw this DRUDGE headline and despite it being under a photo that suggests otherwise, the first thing I thought of was Bill Clinton and all the women he raped/molested and Hillary still backed him and attacked his victims:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb9a60d518f7497e785fc39b4e44fc8bb108d81da520fa080db8b391de281292.png

    The quote is from her new book…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e50baaea8888604e4dcf262960ee3bbd3045e8078c8f8dd92fee0ca8110b493.jpg

    At the linked site, Hillary’s claim Trump was “breathing down her neck” is disproven by a picture that opens a video posted there. Just more proof what a liar she is. Must have taken lessons from Bill.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/hillary-clinton-says-my-skin-crawled-during-debate-trump-n795136

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    It’s been coming. They were successful getting rid of the “Confederate Flag” which was actually NOT the Confederate flag, it was the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia. So basically they proved how stupid they were by hating it. Still, that started this trend and who knows where it will stop. Destruction of Mt. Rushmore? Raze the homes of Jefferson, Washington and others? Destroy several monuments in DC?

  23. KHarn says:

    These morons don’t even want Confederate artifacts in museums. As with the word “Nazi”, they will soon be screaming “confederate!” at people without knowing what the word means.

  24. KHarn says:

    The black GENTLEMAN makes sense.

  25. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Whew Ted!

  26. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Troll are a fact of internet life. Moonbattery, like most blogs, has seen a number of them, some very vile.

    Wired.com, not exactly a conservative web site, published a study they conducted with Disqus, the commenting plugin used here and on many thousands of sites. The results are interesting:
    https://www.wired.com/2017/08/internet-troll-map/

    Interesting to note:

    Park Forest, IL
    The most toxic city in the US, where 34 percent of comments are hostile. But 99 percent of those come from just two authors.

    Vermont
    The proportion of crummy comments is higher here than in any other state.

    New Hampshire
    Right next door, though, the home of “Live Free or Die” takes the prize for being the least toxic state in the US.

    A while ago, Rush Limbaugh claimed that the EIB Network conducted a similar study and, from what I recall, found just about two dozen computers were the source of the hundreds of negative comments directed at him and conservatives in general on Twitter.

  27. TED says:

    LOLOLOLOL!!!

  28. TED says:

    LIBS ARE DISGUSTING WHEN EXPOSED TO THE LIGHT OF DAY…

  29. StephaneDumas says:

    Those who followed the “Battle of Phoenix”, one guy got a gas canister right in the kiwis. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/ouch-antifa-member-gets-nailed-balls-phoenix-police-tear-gas-canister-video/

    It was worth for a meme moment. https://imgur.com/2puoWBA

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