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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Open Thread

So, what's on your mind?

A flashback that caught my eye yesterday...FLASHBACK: Biden Lied for Years About the Driver Involved in His Wife & Daughter's Death.

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  1. The endless ritualized Abuse, Harassment and Persecution of President Trump –– the insolence and contempt showered on him by several disparate factions not necessrily in harmony with one another, except for their mutual rejection of our presiident is as depressing as it is disgusting.

    From the way the Establishment carries on about it, you'd think there were no other things going on in the world worthy f consideration.

    The whole thing is nothing more than a VENDETTA –– a destructive agenda that effectively works to put a series of roverbial STICKS in the Wheels of Progress for no higher purpose than to THWART Presient Trump and make him look bad in the eyes of the ignorant, bigotted, often fickle public.

    This series of treacherous, defamatory actions have been motivated entirely by Spite, Malice and an unholy desire to take REVENGE on the person who had the temerity –– the unmitigated gall –– to defeat the odious Hillary Clinton –– a venal, scheming, manipulative, inherently corrupt, inept, intellectually shallow, congenital liar –– in a national election.


    The DemonRats. te RINOS's and the NeverTrumpers are the only TRUE "Deplorables" in the mix. I cn forgive the IGNORANTI, because they just DON'T KNOW Feces from Farina.

    1. @ Ronald J
      I don't know, I'd call him a naughty man if he stuck a live grenade up your butt, but only if he pulled the pin.

    2. But that's only because he wasted a good grenade.

    3. Yes, I understand the incivility and hate of today's so-called conservatives that they'd advocate the death of those with policy differences.

      Allow me to rephrase. If Trump were to murder CONSERVATIVE babies, admit to it, and even said he'd murder more, would that draw your criticism?

      Of course it's hypothetical rhetoric but it reminds me of Mitch McConnell in 1999 when he said "I'm completely and utterly perplexed by those who argue that perjury and obstruction of justice are not high crimes and misdemeanors".

      And that's just a tip of the iceberg of today's conservative hypocrasy.

    4. Amazing!
      @ RJW: You construct a total fabrication/fantasy out of whole cloth then actually believe your own BS.
      Seek help.
      BTW don't post here again. EVER!

    5. My apologies. I forgot how intolerant you were of anything that didn't appease your pro-suck-Trump-butt agenda.

    6. Hey, Ronald J. Ward, just one question.....

      Is THIS you?

    7. I really have no problem engaging in your obvious distraction but it's within the realm of reasonable intellect to deduce any invitation of rebuttals from me have expired.

    8. @ RJW:
      "... it's within the realm of reasonable intellect to deduce any invitation of rebuttals from me have expired.
      That's true, but why aren't you responding?

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    10. You are indeed confusing people.

      You state: BTW don't post here again. EVER!

      You then state: but why aren't you responding?

      Much like the multiple current Trump scandals, you seem to so like to pick and choose and then tuck tail and take your ball and run home when things just don't go your way.

    11. Really?
      You're just not very bright, are you.
      Since you comment in unrelenting nonsense, I simply posted an insult to your supposed "reasonable intellect". Failing to understand the insult proves, not only that your intellect isn't "reasonable", it's subnormal. Hell I even bolded "reasonable intellect" to give you a clue.
      BTW, that Comment you posted, you know, the one you deleted, (hint-- I can read them whether you delete them or not,) shows the deductive capability of a 12 year old.
      "You are indeed confusing people but to answer your question, it's also within the realm of reasonable intellect to deduce that a question asked from someone identifying themselves as "Always On Watch" might possibly be representative of a blog named "alwaysonwatch3.blogspot.com"."

      Perhaps you should take your psychotropic meds, like the doctor ordered, then you wouldn't be so confused.

      BTW My Grandmother always said that I shouldn't mock the afflicted but I believe in your case she wold make an exception. Besides, you're good for a laugh.

      I'll delete any more of your comments as soon as I'm aware of them. Thanks for falling for the bait.

    12. Simple Question: Why do deranged Trump-haters have such a hard time grounding their arguments in solid fact?

    13. Do you want a serious answer? I think it's because he's so viscerally distasteful, it takes a gigantic effort of will to avoid being distracted. It's like trying to deliver an evidence-based lecture on the health dangers of public dog-fouling while resisting the gag reflex as you clean some dirt off your shoe -- in such circumstances, it would be understandable if a few subjective value-judgements found their way into your presentation.


    Obama WH corruption: Rampant pay to play by Clinton, Kerry, and Biden

    Chips and popcorn! This is going to be fun to watch

    After First 1,000 Days in Office President Trump Holds 50% Approval Rating—
    5 Points Higher Than Obama–Despite Impeachment Scam!

    Let’s just stop comparing the President to Obama!

    Pelosi and Schumer Bolt from Syria Meeting with Trump after ‘Meltdown’

    These people will stop at nothing!

    Mark Sanford Kicked Off His Presidential Campaign Against Donald Trump in Philly.

    One person showed up. Just lay down, Mr Sanford, you don’t stand a chance

    Trevor Noah Rips into Joe Biden on 'Daily Show' after Candidate's Fumbled Debate Response

    It’s high time someone does. We've had more than enough of Blithering Bumbling Biden aka "Quid Pro Joe."

    Joe Biden’s Campaign Blew $924K on Private Jets

    In just the last quarter, mind you. So much for Global Warming!

  3. Let's say everything Biden has been accused of is true. 100%.

    Joe's been lying and plagiarizing for years. It is exactly what derailed a previous attempt to be president. I for can't see how the Dems can go with him.

    But we are still faced with the Trump question that conservatives are trying to deflect and even refuse to answer...

    Is it right for the president of the US to ask a foreign government to involve themselves in our election processes.

    Because at the end of the day, Biden's lying does not really affect that question, does it? Because Biden could be lying and it could still be wrong for a sitting US president to ask that of a foreign government.

    Can't it?

    1. NO, and I'll tell you why. You've simply bought into the Left's FAKE anti-Trump Narrative which has been fabricated out of whole cloth and foisted on the public for three-and-a-half years for all the reasons listed in my initial statement –– and a great many more besides. no doubt.

      Just like the Russia-Collusion Hoax, this latest attempt to embarrass, hobble and derail President Trump and his splendid agenda is motivted for no better or high purpose than to WREST POWER by MAIN FORCE from a duly-elected president.

      The LEFT has no other goal in mind than to OVERTURN, UNDO and NULLIFY the results of the 2016 presidential election.

      Anyone who can't see that for himself must be Deaf, Dumb and Blind –– or so inoxicated by unadulterted partisanship as to be rendered insensate..

    2. Dave Miller, do you still take illegal drugs and beat your wife? Answer yes or no.
      I will treat any deflection from a direct response as a sham and a evasion.
      So you just keep setting those straw men up and exhaust yourself burning them down.

    3. Joe's been lying and plagiarizing for years.

      But Dave....lying is acceptable behavior now, isn't it.

    4. It depends entirely on the personal interpretation of the word LIE on the part of an interlocutor.

      During the "trial" of Jesus Christ Pontius Pilate famously asked, "What is TRUTH?"

      Finding a satisfactory answer proved to be difficult then, and remans so to this day.

      So it is too when we ask, "What is a LIE?" –– unless you are a dull, captious, hidebound, ill-tempered literalist who would equate telling your mother you washed your hands before coming to the table when in fact you did not, with the sort of treachery perpetrated by the likes of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

      Author Kenneth Roberts's passionate defense of Benedict Arnold in A Rabble at Arms would make an excellent springboard for a discssion on the fine points of human motivation in times of crisis. –– So too, of course, does Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

      Real Life almost never presents us with a simple choice of BLACK v. WHITE, but rather a torturous study forcing us offten to evaluate the subtle differences between myriad shades of gray.

    5. Free... I truly appreciate your answer. But I don't understand it. You answered NO.

      Are you saying it is okay to ask a foreign government to involve themselves in our elections?

      Warren and the rest... you guys are rich. For years you've hammered Hillary, and rightfully so, for lying. Joe Biden too. Now when Pres Trump does it, you move the dictionary meaning goalposts.

      Which I get, and the Dems have done it for years too.

      But, it is in fact a very relative Pontius Pilate act. hard to believe anyone who claims Jesus as his Savior would use Pilate in the trial of the very meaning of truth, as someone who understood truth.

      He was questioning what is truth, while staring it in the face.

    6. @ Dave: "Are you saying it is okay to ask a foreign government to involve themselves in our elections?"

      This is the crux of the left's specious argument. This is an asserted conclusion.

      He asked the to look into issues surrounding events during the 2016 elections. He also asked them about corruption, to include the Bidens.

      Does possible corruption by an opposition candidate preclude any investigation?

      You nor anyone else have come close to proving the Trump administration did any of this to invite "election interference" or to accept a "thing of value" for his 2020 campaign.

      Back over to you!

    7. Dave,
      You love asking probing questions to test one's sincerity consistency. Here's one for you:

      Did Hillary Clinton and the Democrats invite interference by foreigners and accept contributions to their campaigns from foreigners, including foreign governments, by purchasing the Steel Dossier, which was confected by a Brit who got the information from Russian Intelligence?

    8. Many people refuse to answer the question because of it's false premise... that his asking was based upon the 2020 election, and not the 2016 one. Because as soon as you understand what happened in 2016, that a country that HATED Russia, had been invaded by Russia, provided ALL the evidence of Russian hacking the DNC in 2016... you understand that even the question of "foreign interference" in elections is flawed... because it only stands to reason that foreigners are ALWAYS going to try and influence American elections.

      Don't YOU want to find out if American intelligence agencies coordinated with foreign intelligence agencies to undermine Donald Trump's campaign in 2016? I do, because I want to fire all those IC Civil Servants who allowed it to happen.

    9. ANd the answer is "no, it's not right for a US president OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE to ask a foreign government to involve itself in our election process"... and THAT is the very point of Trump getting to the bottom of the Ukrainian DNC server analysis that lead to the charges of Russian involvement in 2016... a perfectly LEGITIMATE action.

    10. btw - What do you think of American and International Corporations being involved in US elections? Do you think that US officer's of said corporations should be allowed to donate corporate funds to candidates and parties?

    11. Citizens United allows them to make unlimited donations.

      We should BOTH fight "corporate personhood". I, for one, can't stand Struldbrugs.

  4. To your question, apparently you Democrats think its ok because you turn a blind eye to Biden and Hilary and the four Democrat Senators who foolishly put their attempt at such practices on paper.
    You're no better than Adam Schiff.

    1. Warren, I don't turn a blind eye to HRC or Biden. They're both bad and I did not vote for her, or ever support Biden as he tried for the presidency.

      But their sins are not the question.

      You simply cannot argue that person A did not do something because person B did it and got away with it.

      It's inconsistent and illogical.

      Now you can say person A did it, but I don't believe he should be punished and that would least be intellectually honest. But I've not heard anyone do that with Pres Trump either.

      But again, all I'm asking is this...

      Is it okay for a president to ask a foreign government to work to involve themselves in our elections?

      You guys are twisted like pretzels trying to come up with reasons to avoid a direct answer to that question.

    2. Why do you keep asking that question when there is no evidence whatever that Trump asked a foreign government to "involve themselves in our elections" at any time or in any way? He asked Ukraine to investigate the meddling into the 2016 election. Democratic accusations do not make him guilty of doing anything.

      If I were to accuse you of being a wife beater that would not mean that you are, in fact, a wife beater. It would mean that I was an idiot.

    3. If evidence is presented will you accept it Jayhawk? And if evidence is presented and is compelling what do you think and appropriate remedy would be?



    Cummings, Powerful Congressman Leading Trump Probe, Has Died

    2 hours ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.

    Cummings was a formidable orator who advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore and more well-to-do suburbs.

    As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led investigations of the president’s government dealings, including probes in 2019 relating to Trump’s family members serving in the White House.

    1. But RUTH BADER GINSBURG LIVES ON and ON and ON snd ON and ON . . .

      Ain't it a shame?


    2. It's good news Cummings is dead?

      Wow, how pathetic is it to be glad a respected fellow American is dead.


    3. Respected by whom? On a personal level Rep. Cummings may have been the nicest guy in the world, however his public persona was that of a purely partisan hack. By which should we judge him? The left cannot demand respect for their points of view, while discounting, disparaging, and disregarding the views of others. To coin a phrase "On that path lies danger."

    4. The left cannot demand respect for their points of view, while discounting, disparaging, and disregarding the views of others.

      Great point...but neither can the Right.

    5. You cannot expect any form of politics to work well unless we agree to argue in good faith.

    6. The problem is this: the Left today doesn't want only to listen; the Left wants the Right to compromise or shut up and sit down.

      Sure, the Left calls for "Compromise!" but that means that the Right should compromise completely (or in a way that, sooner rather than later, effects total cave in.

    7. I saw something like I mentioned above at a general meeting of the swimming pool last night.

      These were the two sides: (1) authorize the board to investigate an purchase offer for a swatch of land next to the pool's parking lot [small government] or (2) authorize the board to investigate an purchase offer for a swatch of land next to the pool's parking lot AND the board to proceed in the best interests of the membership [big government].

      Finally we got to the vote, which was 15 to 6 for the first option above. Most of the 6 who "lost" stormed out. They continued bitching while we who voted for Option 2 went on home -- or into the library proper to look at some books.

      Now, it turns out the the bylaws forbade the latter of Option 1. But the 6 wanted to ride rough shod over the bylaws.

      It was quite an evening with interrupting, shouting, etc.

    8. There’s certainly some truth to how you frame the problem - but do you think that the Right is much better, with so many convincing themselves that they’re “at war” and that the Left is “the enemy”.....ala a more pathetic Walter Mitty?

      Doesn’t leave much bandwidth for compromise.

    9. CI,
      I think that the Right has had enough of being ignored and pushed down. "Being polite" got the Right nowhere.

    10. Ok....we diverge on the approach though, I don’t see the foundation for, nor the need for pursuit, of victim status.

    11. CI,
      Generally, I have no use for the need for pursuit, of victim status.

      But what is there really is a victim status.

    12. This format makes it all-but-impossibe to respond to each other directly and wth clarity without seeming rude to others, but I feel compelled to say that JEZ IS RIGHT in saying we must argue "in good faith," –– but that is PRECISELY what the Left has NEVER done –– at least not in the USA –– and certainly never in MY lifetime.

      Back in the 1930's one of my cousins flirted with Communism while she was a studen at New York City's Hunter College. The Depression was on, and Marxism's superficial claims of being able to establish "Social Justice" and "Economic Parity" at that time had an understandable appeal to young people. The family –– all staunch Common-Sense-Conservative individuals who despised FDR –– were appalled, and angered at my cousin's "defection." Eventually, she got over it and abandined the C immunist Movement as such, BUT she remained a so-called "Liberal Democrat" for the rest of her life –– the ONLY ONE in our rather large family.

      Need i add that the remainder of her life was a perpetual Anxiety Attack. She ALWAYS saw the glass as HALF-EMPTY and evaporating FAST, and was not a loving wife to her husband or an understanding, helpful mother to her children. She saw life as an unending series of GRIM DUTIES that had to be to performed. There was never evidence of wholehearted enthusiasm in her for ANY of it.

      She remained miserable because the Marx-inspired FANTASY in which she never completely lost faith, REFUSED to come true.

      Like every left-leaning individual I've ever known, my benighted cousin saw the primary reason for that failure as stemmig from the more conservative, liberty-loving members of society's adamant refusal to get on board with the Collectivist-Utopian Agenda and its undying hope of establishing ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT –– the ULTIMATE form of unaccountable Centralized Power –– and a perfect prescription for establishing TYRANNY in my never humble opinion..

      My cousin died in 2003 at the age of 82 –– still as miserable –– and as clueless –– as she had been since her mind was polluted by the blandishments and false promses of Marxian cant and rhetoric at Hunter College in the 1930's.

      From what I could see my cousin had been DECEIVED into embracing a life of PERPETUAL FAULT-FINDING and UNENDING DISSATISFACTION. I doubt she ever experienced a single moment of unfettered JOY at any time, and may very well have died PRE-ORGASMIC, despite having married and born two children.

    13. FT,
      Wow! That's quite an anecdote! I don't have one to match it -- although my former neighbor, a Leftist, is one of the most miserable persons I've ever known. Never mind that he lives in the lap of luxury. Sheesh.

    14. Franco,

      Why would you rejoice in Elijah Cumming's death? Why would you lament the fact that RBG is still alive?

    15. I'm ASTOUNDED that YOU of all people would ask ME such a question after all these years of close association, Silver. However, I'll tel you just what I said below by way of an explanation:

      The death of any EVIL INFLUENCE should always be a cause for rejoicing in the heart of a Christian or any other decent, right-thnking individual.

      Unending, unyielding, unmitigated ANTAGOMISMtowards the Fonder's Visin for our country is ––in my ind at least –– EVIL in the EXTREME.

      I think John Adams was RIGHT in supporting the Alien and Sedition Acts, which should NEVER have been rescinded.

      "Extremism in defense of Liberty is no vice."

      To which I have not compunctions abut adding:

      Moderation in dealing with the Devil is no Virtue.

      Don't forget I am descended directly from the Puritans who settled New England in the early-to-mid 1600's on my father's side. We crossed the Atlantic shortly after the Mayflower.


    16. Well old friend, you're on your own. I do not wish evil or death on anyone, nor do I rejoice in the death of a fellow human being. That's how I was brought up. I guess you puritans must have different values.

    17. ENEMIES are NOT "fellow human beings," they are ENEMIES.

    18. Shall not thou slay thy enemies! Let's see some action, not empty words, eh!

    19. 1 Corinthians 13 King James Version (KJV)

      1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

      2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

      3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

      4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

      5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

      6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

      7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

      8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

      9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

      10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

      11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

      12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

      13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

  6. It's always nice to see good Christian values on display......

    1. How could you know, since you are proudlly NOT a Christian?

    2. Oh, OK....dancing to the death of a fellow man IS then a Christian value! You're a proud Christian....and I only have to look at your own words. That, or you're admitting to being a hypocrite. I'll let you choose.


    3. And, I'm pretty certain that I've never expressed a pride or lack of, with regard to my religious beliefs. But your baseless projection is but one reason that I hope you never change.

    4. The death of any EVIL INFLUENCE should always be a cause for rejoicing in the heart of a Christian or any other decent, right-thnking individual.

    5. Yeah...I'm sure there's a passage from Jesus along those lines......

      But I'll always recognize the convenience of labeling something/someone as "evil".

    6. From all the evidence you present here, CI, you derive great satisfaction and a primary sense of identity from FINDING FAULT with OTHERS.

      You harbor a great deal of CONTEMPT in you couched in an aura of excessive, – and I must say patently unwarranted –– self-esteem. You are a past master at SNEERING –– never an admirable quality in anyone.

      Does it never occur to you to look more deeply into yourself to examine your own conscience with the hope of finding ways to improve your character and disposition?

      I don't believe that's a bad idea for any of us, myself included. But I don't believe it's proper for us waste time FINDING FAULT with each other in venues such as this.

      I would NEVER have said some of the things I've said lately to and about you, if you hadn't persistently attacked me in very personal ways over a period of several years.

      You can get awsy with calling some one a Son-of-a-Bitch just so long before they finally respond in kind.

    7. Fascinating commentary from one who regularly spews more insulting vomit here, than every other commenter combined.

      You'll get the same answer as you received from your last tantrum - don't care. Your baseless opinions of me are beyond irrelevant.

      But you're correct on one count......I have great contempt for those without honor or integrity, sniveling snowflakes, hypocrites and fellating sycophants.

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    9. Thank you for confirming my diagnosis of your disposition and character.

      You really ARE a quintessential son-of-a-Bitch.

      You may take your abundant store of ill will and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

    10. CI is obviously concerned for Elijah's widow… how can she expect to run a foundation dependent upon pay for play pay-offs without his congressional seat and the press' cloak of Gyges style one-sided protection of Democrats?

    11. Hmmm... still not playing. The essence of the link: Maya Rockeymoore, widow of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, is expected to run for her late husband’s House seat, according to a report.

    12. I saw that coming... The governor will appoint her and/or she'll win a special election (don't know how it works in Maryland), and continue engorging herself via "public service."

    13. ...or even crack a grin when pulling the switch on a triple murderers electric chair.



    15. Actually, word here has it that Mrs. Cummings will be assuming his office and "continuing his great work."

      His great work? Gimme a break! Baltimore, in his district, is a pit -- and continues to degenerate. Even in the beautiful Inner Harbor area.


    16. If I recall correctly, FreeThinke is a solipsist, not a Christian. ;)

  7. The swamp shall be drained!! DEATH will strike down the traitors.

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    2. Indeed the traitors WILL be punished.

      Be sure you're on the correct and honorable side.

      Hint, it ain't the Trump boat.

    3. Indeed the traitors WILL be punished.

      Doubtful. They certainly haven't yet. The elite and powerful protect their own...and that is all that we are allowed, to represent us in Government.

  8. It is probably a good thing that lying is no bar to a career in politics, otherwise we would be hard pressed to find anyone to serve as a member of Congress.


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