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Saturday, August 8, 2015

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  1. Tyrone SlothropAugust 8, 2015 at 4:10 AM
    Isn't it funny how the Scum-bags on the left HATED Megyn Kelly before the debate and now that she acted like a Liberal Scumbag they all seem to love her!

    I guess that All Of A Sudden Fox or Foux Nooze isn't so bad after all

  2. Does this BS from the left ever end? I guess that the truth does hurt!
    Lets get one thing straight! Donald Trump did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes. Instead of him calling people names, making fun of their Hair and trying to be funny, how about trying to deny anything that he has said?
    Those are the thing that should not have been asked at the debate! AND those are the thing that should asked, and said in those despicable Leftist blogs. Ask the same questions that you would ask another candidate, or a Liberal candidate, do not make personal attacks on a candidate because you want to knowk him out of the race.
    Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Trump is not stirring a race war. Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazzi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims.
    Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for Syrian Al-Qaeda. Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East. Trump did not betray Israel.. not that i care about that one.... Trump did not provide financing and technology to Irans nuclear weapons program. Trump did not give our military secrets to China. Trump did not remove our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia. Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans. Trump did not cripple our economy. Trump did not increase our debt to 20 trillion dollars. Trump did not ruin our credit, twice. Trump did not double African American unemployment. Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years. Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute, and imprison Americans. Trump did not set free all of terrorists in Guantanamo bay. Trump did not steal your rights, violate US Constitutional law, or commit treason, hundreds of times.
    Trump is being ripped apart in the news, non stop. Barrack Hussein, Hillary Clinton and the criminals occupying our government, are not.
    The media is the Democratic Party.
    Oh, and as far as Hillary goes, how about trying to deny ANY of the things that SHE is being investigated for and the things that she is being accused of?
    You can say whatever you want about of Donald Trump and I don’t have to defend him, he does a pretty good job at that himself BUT! Trump is a more HONEST person than Hillary has EVER been and will ever be. Was he ever caught saying any LIES? Made up stories, “Miss-Spoke? NO, Trump tells it like it is!
    Save your culture. Stop listening to them.
    And furthermore, he has said NOTHING derogatory about MEXICANS .... He has said what American citizens KNOW..... This country has to close its borders to ILLEGAL Immigration!
    Donald Trump gets it..political correctness is not even hi vocabulary.
    Trump has told the truth and a lot of people can’t handle it.

    1. GOOD POST! You made excellent points contrasting Donald Trump with the Government's ever-burgening tyrannical policies hostile to the average person's chances of accumulating personal wealth and autonomy.

      Frankly, I like what you said here even better than your earlier post at my blog. I hope you don't mind my copying these remarks of yours and reposting them at my place?

  3. Donald Trump wants to tax everything you own - property, pensions, bank accounts - at 15%, to pay off the national debt.

  4. Replies
    1. According to the Vox link:

      As far as I can tell, Trump has not mentioned his wealth tax plan again in the intervening 15 years. (Indeed, as of 2011 he was a vocal fan of making George W. Bush's tax cuts permanent.) But you can expect to hear a lot from his Republican rivals about how he'd tax success even more than Bernie Sanders..

      I'm not saying that Trump's views have evolved, but the Dems accept that the views of certain Dems have evolved -- namely, those of Barack Obama's (gay marriage) and Hillary Clinton (various issues, including but not limited to gay marriage).

    2. Trump has donated more money to Hillary Clinton than all other Republican candidates combined.

    3. Anonymous,
      To her fund for the Presidential candidacy -- or to the Clinton Foundation over the years?

    4. Does it matter? Trump is a documentable Clinton supporter. He wants single payer health care. He wants a wealth tax. He is, undoubtedly, the most left-wing candidate the GOP has ever tried to sell as a conservative.

  5. Its been over 50years since the Voting Rights Act, black religious leaders say suppression is rampant.
    But they never complained when the Black Panthers prevented Whites from entering the voting polls.

    1. " ... they never complained when the Black Panthers prevented Whites from entering the voting polls."

      No they didn't, they just DENIED it –- as does the LEFTIST media and probably FOX News as well.

    2. Because there is no documented instance of the NBPP preventing anyone from voting.

      Let's review:

      1. One Prince Shabazz or whatever the goobers name is was outside one (1) polling place in Philadelphia carrying a cane.

      2. A passerby called the police.

      3. The police came and told him to leave, which he did.

      Was there even a misdemeanor committed?
      And that's what you've got? Pathetic.

    3. Yes, lets review. In 2000 police closed a road 4 blocks from a minority polling place. The DNC went nuts, charging the Florida GOP of voter suppression. There wasn't even a single armed thug. Just a "road closed" sign. Yet the governments reaction in the two cases were as different as night from day.

  6. The recent erasure from the guest list of one Donald Trump from rabies media maven Erick Erickson's "Red State" convention is the news of the day.

    Just how are Republicans going to rid themselves of this freakish manifestation. I doubt anyone expected him to reach center stage and now they've got to reel him in.

    Faux Snooze definitely wants to do him in but Talent on Loan from Synthetic Morphine and most of rabies radio is with him.

    Just how this resolves itself will give an interesting insight to who's in charge of the Republican party.

    1. It's always upsetting to the Established Order when the peasants revolt.

    2. Thersites,



  7. When old wet blankets get mildewed and start to stink, it's time to plunge them into a concentrated solution of Chlorine Bleach and H2O, and let them dry in the sun –– or better yet BURN them and scatter the ashes to the four winds.

  8. Why are none of the candidates talking about the moslem invasion of America and what they intend to do about it?

    1. I think you'd have to define said 'invasion', since the GOP writ large doesn't appear to know about it.

    2. Kid,
      I forgot to mention that the first of those links will provide you more information via outgoing links. Click on the buttons saying "View the [candidate's name] Platform."

    3. AOW, Thanks. We are no where near where we need to be.
      ALL moslems are a threat. This concept of radical islam has people think there are good and bad moslems. They're all bad. The "moderate" "non-violent' ones in the US are working hard to implement sharia law and to infiltrate our political system where they can ramp up the sharia.
      There is no difference from one moslem to the next. They are either working to cut your head off, or breed you out. And following their koran most of them are here on welfare making Infidels pay their way.
      They're doing it big time in european countries and have turned those countries into shit holes. It won't be long before the US has many shihole neighborhods that Americans are paying to maintain. Unreal isn't it. No doubt libtards love the idea.

    4. There is only ONE sensible solution to ALL this incredible barrage of bothersome BS. and that is a UTILITARIAN solution –– a FINAL Solution:




      Those who would be kind to the cruel are sure to be cruel to the kind."

      "Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

      ~ Thomas Paine (1737-1809)


      However illegal, impolitic, inadvisable, unconstitutional, un-American, immoral or impracticable others claim it to be I will maintain that position till my dying day.

      When the Handwriting on the Wall sends a clear, uncompromising message, and STILL we fail to heed its stern warning, we DESERVE to be ECLIPSED.

      FACE IT: Either it's DIDADIN or BE DAMNED.

    5. Kid,
      You know that I substantively agree with you.

      I do realize this, however: without a real economic recovery, those of us who are pushing back against the ongoing Islamification will not be able to afford to push back.

      I'm sure that many -- yes, I personally know a lot of muzzled people -- are keeping their mouths shut because they cannot afford to lose their jobs.

    6. AOW, OTOH - when money is tight people pay more attention to where it is going. If the engine fires back up again and it's the roaring 20's once again, will even more money flow to the moslems and get even less attention. (Forever the devil's advocate..)

  9. I haven't yet watched this video (will do so today). This explanation is worth reading:

    Rise of Islamic State was ‘a willful decision’: Former Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Michal Flynn

    "You have to really ask the President what is it that he actually is doing with the policy in place. I'm sitting here today and I can't tell you what that is, and I've been at this for a long time."

    Former DIA Chief Michal Flynn The White House decided to support armed rebels in Syria despite intelligence warnings forecasting the rise of the Islamic State.


    ...Flynn seemed to want to make it clear that the policies that led to the rise of ISIL were not merely the result of ignorance or looking the other way, but the result of conscious decision making.

    1. During and after the surge, we armed Sunni militia's in and around Baghdad. We have a long history of poor and short-sighted decision-making.

    2. CI,
      What is wrong with those people making decisions related to our foreign policy?

    3. Honestly, I think much of it stems from political optics. To be seen as "doing nothing" is politically damaging. But often, actually "doing something" leads to secondary and tertiary effects...that are either unforeseen or disregarded.

  10. Replies
    1. Sanders had to leave without ever giving his speech. LOL!

    2. What a vid! Loonies running the asylum. Even Bernie isn't far enough left for them!

      I like how she call Seattle 'stolen property,' yet there she is standing on it and she doesn't look native American to me...

      I wish the entertainment media complex would focus in on these leftwing wackadoos like the do the right.

    3. SF,
      Isn't that video something else? The genius is really out of the bottle!

  11. Yesterday in NE D.C....

    Woman armed with knife shot by officer:

    A woman was shot by a Washington, D.C., police officer at the scene of a fire Saturday evening in Northeast Washington.

    The woman was armed with knives and she refused commands to drop them when police encountered her D.C. police chief Cathy L. Lanier told the Washington Post Saturday.

    Both police and firefighters were sent to a street about nine miles east of the White House for reports of a fire. On the way to the scene police were told of someone there with a knife, she said.

    Exactly what prompted the confrontation remained unclear....

    Maybe she was commemorating Michael Brown's death?

  12. Replies
    1. Good point.

      The press gave up merely reporting many years ago when the blow-dried blowhards (who are of the same social and academic class as the politicians) decided they wanted to be the story instead of just reporting and commenting on it.

      Why would anyone believe Fox is any different?

  13. I'm glad Trump that said what he did; i'm also grateful he spoke the truth about the Pandering Progressive's atrocious sanctuary cities and race-baiting agenda. I don't know what a left-wing idiot is being smug about Trump being damaged by his own temper for, when it is the best interests of the Republican Party .

    It was Fox news who sold out. The GOP is turning on itself and we are going to GIVE away the election if we don't stop shooting each other in the feet.

    Meanwhile nobody is talking about the FBI indicting Hillary

    1. Debonair Dude,
      Meanwhile nobody is talking about the FBI indicting Hillary

      To my knowledge, she has not been indicted.

      If thoroughly investigated, she should be, IMO. It appears that she's indictable on more than one felony.

    2. The FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server security is reportedly a criminal probe. A source told the New York Post it’s definitely a criminal probe and isn’t sure why the feds are saying it’s not.
      This is kind of a “DUH” factor!

    3. Debonair Dude,
      I saw that article in the NYP. Has any other media outlet published that information? If not, why not? I can thing of only two possible reasons: (1) the NYP is inaccurate or (2) the information is being deliberately obfuscated.

  14. The last time I checked, Bernie Sanders the future of the Democratic Party is the current pervert of the Democratic Party. The presidential contender Bernie Sanders wrote an essay in 1972 that women fantasize about being raped by multiple men. And those hypocritical progressives dare to talk about the Republican’s War on Women!

    Now there's an impressive dirt bag for you!

    1. Information You DeserveAugust 9, 2015 at 8:53:00 AM CDT

      Bernie Sanders came to Seattle on Saturday with plans to give two speeches.

      The first didn’t happen. An appearance by the senator from Vermont at an event celebrating the anniversary of Social Security and Medicare was scuttled after protesters from a local Black Lives Matter chapter took over the stage

      Shortly after he took stage, a small group of protesters from a Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter took the microphone and demanded that the crowd hold Sanders “accountable” for not doing enough, in their view, to address police brutality and other issues on the group’s agenda.

      After sharing a few local grievances with the crowd, including school disparities and gentrification in Seattle, the protesters asked for a period of silence to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed during a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

      Event organizers allowed the period of silence, as some in the large crowd booed and shouted for the protesters to leave the stage. Afterward, Marissa Janae Johnson, who identified herself as a leader of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Seattle, asked the crowd to “join us now in holding Bernie Sanders accountable for his actions.
      Black lives do matter BUT they need to pick a better representative for their cause. Michael Brown was a thug who got himself killed because he thought the officer was after him for assaulting a store employee and stealing a cheap box of cigars.


  15. I have very little sympathy for Kelly or anyone else who works for Fox because of the lack of integrity and willingness to lie that is a requirement for that network's employment. However, his comments were, as usual, repugnant and have no place in public discourse.

    It infuriates me when people praise Trump for being 'politically incorrect' and telling it like it is. He's NOT politically incorrect - he's an offensive, abusive, misogynistic, racist, narcissistic, malevolent bully who thinks he can do or say whatever he wants. If he cannot handle a simple question on a Fox debate stage without losing control, how is he supposed to deal with antagonistic foreign leaders who are not going to be intimidated by his hostile personality? How is he supposed to deal with the negotiations necessary to get any legislation through Congress? Threats and intimidation don't work in that level of government and you can't just file for another bankruptcy if you destroy the national economy.

    As embarrassing as the rest of the GOP field may be, I am most ashamed that the rest of the world sees that Donald Trump is actually considered a viable candidate for President of the United States.

    1. Who are people most afraid of? Nuts. Like Trump. I have no problem thinking the rest of the world full of Iran Ayotollahs and other cretins take major pause when they tell America to GF*.
      Misogynistic? He wasn't talking about women, he was talking about Rosie Odonnel, a lesbian communist pig slob.
      What do you think og oBAMa calling Sarach Palin a Pig with Lipstick? How does that compare do you think? how abotu oBAMa giving mcLame and everyone on the right the finger on Natl TV ? ANd how no one complained about any of that? Let's hear it mr eater.
      Then be specific and tell us how he is
      -offensive. to who?
      abusive. to who?
      racist. to who?
      narcissistic. to who and how?
      bully. yea maybe. Bigger bully than obama?
      The rest of the GOP field has some great people. Cruz, Walker, Fiorina, Rubio, Jindal. Calmly extoling the virtues of Conservatism.
      Take your totally non-factual, libtard views and jam on down the road eh?
      and.. well you know.

    2. Kid,
      Now tell us how you really feel. ;^)

    3. I'm torn between trying to get a conservative / libertarian candidate to the forefront of the GOP nomination race, or backing Trump as the surefire way to destroy the GOP once and for all.

    4. Trump SHOULD be offensive to:
      - anyone raised to respect women
      - anyone with taste or class
      - anyone pissed about banks needing bailouts after lending to serial bankruptcy filers

      Trump is abusive to:

      - women
      - reporters that challenge him with facts
      - political candidates that oppose Hillary Clinton

      Trump is racist to:

      - everyone

      Trump is narcissistic to:

      - everyone

      Trump is a bully to:

      - everyone that squanders the opportunity to knock his teeth out.

      Add to that the fact that Trump is pro-abortion, seeks single payer socialized medicine, and wants a federal tax on your bank account balances and property values, and the Republican Party's frontrunner candidate is more left-wing than Obama, Hilary, Bernie Sanders, and Mitt Romney put together.

    5. Beamish,
      Which of the 17 GOP candidates do you see as conservative/libertarian? Besides Ron Paul as libertarian, I mean.

      And what do you think of Ted Cruz, specifically? Not that I think he has a chance of being the nominee.

    6. Beamish,
      The site Comservative Treehouse is referring to Trump as the wild card who might ruin Jeb Bush as the anointed via some GOP scheming. I'd offer you the link except that I'm terrible with leaving links when I'm using an iPad. I'm hoping that you are familiar with the site Conservative Treehouse.

    7. Beamish,
      I'm no Trump fan. I was looking for specific examples from Mr Eater, the drive by. Maybe you're him/her.
      I believe Trump is for Trump but I don't see him as racist for example.
      Bully? All rich business people are buttheads that resemble bullies. That's their environment.
      I do consider Trump is working for the clintons here.
      Here we have someone that throws some red meat out, like obama did from 2006-2008 and half the country went nuts for the racist - anti-American, moslem activist imbecile. Now we have half the country going nuts for Trump who throws some immigration/Natl debt red meat out. Doesn't work for me either pal.
      Actually, so far I think Cruz is alright. Graduated top of class, very smart, handles the media well, and is very interested in personal liberties as far as I can tell. Hey, it's better than having an ugly cackling mobster beast in the white house.
      Democrats keep getting in becuase good people (conservatives) do nothing (sit at home on election day because Roland Reagan on steroids isn't the opposing candidate. Those bastards should be brought up on treason charges. I vote against democrats. I hope to hell the other name on the ticket isn't Jeb Bush.

    8. Kid,
      Now we have half the country going nuts for Trump who throws some immigration/Natl debt red meat out.

      It seems to me that Trump has sized up the political market and has tapped into the underlying rumbles and discontent with the status quo.

      Democrats keep getting in becuase good people (conservatives) do nothing (sit at home on election day because Roland Reagan on steroids isn't the opposing candidate.

      And, still, the GOP doesn't "get it"!

    9. AOW, Oh I hear you. Electing politicians has done Conservatives no good. Though I will classify rebubs as useless leaning toward evil and democrats as pure evil. I'll take the repub, especially over hilrod.

      Yes, Trump is making a lot of hay by teasing people that we can break out of this "broken government". Can he make that happen? Does he even want to? Questions without answers. I'd much rather have someone who has lived and voted as a Conservative as long as we've known him/her.

      Also, I think the GOP does get it. They'd have to be stupid beyond belief not to, so my working theory is that they haven't wanted to win the last couple elections or have been "allowed to". I believe the government is subservient to others, Banks for one then popular choices beyond that are the commies, soros, murdoch, then the really tin foil hat stuff beyond that. Money is behind it no question so take your pick,

    10. Kid,

      I'm not "the Trump Eater" but I identify with his / her post somewhat. There was a time I would have fought tooth and nail to get a Republican elected President, but after the last two elections of being told to set my principles aside and vote for the Republican candidate anyway, my principles are irrecoverably set aside and if no candidate proposes running Mitt Romney through a tree mulcher, I'm not interested. I don't have a voice in the process, probably never did, and so all I want is to see the destruction of the Republican Party.

      If I were a loyal Republican, I'd be doing everything I could to get Trump out of the race. But, he has and will continue to destroy the GOP more than I could, and so GO TRUMP. Yes, I know he's there to get Hillary Clinton elected. So she'll do what John Boehner will do, except not lie about it.



      I like Ted Cruz. Alot. But, backing him doesn't destroy the Republican Party.

    11. Beamish. Oh, I've been where you are. And recently. I'll just ask. Would the country be better off today considering all the damage the imbecile racist anti-American, moslem activist obama has done (I assume you know the details) if Romney been in the white house.
      Will the country be better off or worse if the hildebeast is in the white house or anyone on the opposing side?
      I'd like to return America to a constitutional republic after the next election but that is a bit much to ask.
      I'll admit I'm torn - I don't believe anything will change until the kids feel the pain of bad choices and putting a non-democrat in there will just delay the process, Good God, I just can't imagine life with the beast cackling from the white house for 4-8 years. I'd rather have obama really. Maybe we'd hit bottom sooner.
      So the 2016 election is not in the fix it category, it is in the maybe fix a coupe things category. I'm ok with that until hopefully, people can pull their head out.
      This assault of America started with LBJ. Since then,every life sucking problem we have today is the result of democrat policy and execution. We've had a couple/few decent decades since 1963, Maybe we can engineer a couple more. I'd be good with that.

      Best to ya.

    12. Kid,
      I don't believe anything will change until the kids feel the pain of bad choices

      I am not sure if that kind of understanding will occur in the near future. The thinking skills of so many have been eroded or destroyed. Know what I mean?

    13. My answer, Kid, is no. Relatively speaking, Obama is far more conservative than Romney ever was.

    14. Beamish. LOL. See a doctor is the only reply I can muster. hahahaa

    15. AOW, Yes, the kids have almost perfect programming, The left and their slave media have their act Together. All on the same page. The kids have already been programmed to believe that any problems now or into the intermediate future were caused by the repubs/consrvatives/tea party.

      You know? Conservatives (real ones) are the most Non-racist, judgmental people on the face of the Earth, yet the evil ones have all the kiddies believing the exact opposite - and without the slightest evidence.

      Back to Comrade Brezmanov - For anyone who hasn't

    16. AOW, No, the pain isn't coming anytime soon. Not while the democrats keep the IV drip going.

    17. I didn't say Obama is a conservative. I said he's more conservative than Romney. Obama never personally signed marriage licenses for homos in defiance of (then) federal law. Obama never closed a coal plant to save the world from global warming. Obama never ordered judges to allow 12 year old girls to get abortions without parent / Guardia notification. Obama has never order a house-to-house gun confiscation...

      Obama sucks, but, at least he's not Romney.

    18. Beam, Sure you did. You said "My answer, Kid, is no. Relatively speaking, Obama is far more conservative than Romney ever was."

      Now tell me something obama did that was conservative. ROmney may have done some unconservative things but he still scores higher than obama who hasn't done a single thing any sane person could call conservative.
      Romney also wouldn't be:
      pounding on the middle class
      pounding on small business
      pounding on Christians
      empowering the moslems around the world
      stealing as much money as obama
      have allowed iran to proceed with nuklar bomb making.

      it's a loooooong list and one that I'm not inclined to type out for someone as out of touch with reality as you quite frankly.

  16. Yes, I mean destroy the Republican Party. I HATE DEMOCRATS AS SWORN ENEMIES. But enemies are better that betrayers. I know what an enemy wants, what their goals are, what they can and will do to achieve them, how to oppose them.

    Not so with a betrayer. The Republican Party broke faith and trust with me. They don't get it back.

    1. Beamish,
      I'm not interested in destroying the GOP. But, hey, that's me. I've never been a political-party person, but rather an individual-candidates person.

      The only times I fought tooth and tooth and nail to get a Republican elected President: Ronald Reagan's second term and GWB's second term.

      I did fight hard to get a few GOP candidates elected at the local and state levels.

      I do agree with you that enemies are better that betrayers.

  17. Kid,
    A few comments above you typed in:

    Electing politicians has done Conservatives no good.

    I believe that one of most serious problems with our republic is that we have career politicians at the national level. The very idea of elected public servant has evaporated.

    Where are the elected public servants of virtue?

    For that matter, where are other citizens of virtue?

    1. AOW. I could have said the same thing by saying that Government is broken and the current prescribed means of fixing it (elections mainly) are ineffective. As much of an ass Trump is, this it the main reason he has been polling so well.

      servants of virtue? citizens of virtue? imo, when things get bad enough (and they have), it just overwhelms anyone who might otherwise stand long against the grain. The more that fall into the self-enrichment tactic, the more that will fall. I think the number of righteous people in government (and there are some) is too insignificant to make any difference.


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