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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Open Thread Weekend

So, what's on your mind?

Two links to get this thread started:

1) University Students Need ‘Trigger Warning’ to Study Grimm’s Fairy Tales [AOW rolls eyes]


2) Mid-Week in Pictures: Hero Dog Edition [Something on the lighter side].

Here is your chance to opine within the parameters listed below:

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    John Paul Benedict said:

    "President Trump is THE sanest, most unselfish, most benevolent, far-seeing person in American politics today.

    Despite his apparent boisterousness and vulgarity, which he uses sparingly and only on appropriate occasions, more than any other pubic figure in the arena today President Trump most closely resembles the Holy Lamb of God.

    He truly HAS made of himself a Living Sacrifice for OUR sake, but of course –– just as it was with the Jews and Romans of biblical times –– Trump's immense Sacrifiuce is largely misunderstod, unappreciated, mocked, scorned, reviled, and punished.

    The Forces of Deravity, Darkness and Decay are doing their best to CRUCIFY President Trump, but YOU can PREVENT that IF you give him your full, wholehearted, uncompromsing support and VOTE for HIM a year from now."



    Beto O’Rourke Calls It Quits

    Say good night, Gracie!

    California's Gavin Newsom, Now Running Scared

    Scared is a perfectly appropriate position for this leftist lunatic

    Mark Levin on Alleged ‘Whistleblower’: National Security Council Was
    Exposed as ‘A Rat’s Nest’

    Some people, apparently, like rats. God knows why.

    How America Will Win the Next 100 Years

    Just by being American

    Restraining an out-of-control House

    Reminds us of Animal Farm

    Traditional Catholic parishes grow even as US Catholicism declines


  3. I love the dog getting the Medal of Honor (Paws edition), but even more, the reaction of the Soviet Style Media to it, complete with fact checking.
    What a bunch of mirthless fools.
    And Epstein did not kill himself.

    1. Yup. You beat me to it. President Trump has completely unhinged the once "serious" news media.

      They went to the MOH recipient who's picture was photo-shopped to put the dog's in, hoping for a scolding from a Vietnam War hero, but he burst their bubble:

      The picture was originally taken in 2017 as Trump awarded a Medal of Honor to James McCloughan, a retired Army medic who saved the lives of at least 10 others during the Vietnam War.

      McCloughan, 73, told the paper that he laughed when he saw the meme compared to his own photograph. He was not offended and said the dog was heroic.

      “This recognizes the dog is part of that team of brave people,” he said. “They are very courageous,” he added about military dogs.

    2. Military Working Dogs are comrades and force multipliers of the highest caliber. If anyone is looking for a great charity, I recommend the U.S War Dog Association:


    3. Related, in a way:

      Sergeant Stubby.


      Sergeant Stubby (1916 – March 16, 1926) was a dog who is the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment (United States) and was assigned to the 26th (Yankee) Division in World War I. He served for 18 months and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and allegedly once caught a German soldier by the seat of his pants, holding him there until American soldiers found him. His actions were well-documented in contemporary American newspapers.

      Stubby has been called the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat, a claim having no official documentary evidence, but recognized in connection with an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution...

      Read the rest at the above link and at Stubby the Military Dog.

    4. FOR YOU, ED:

      Fox News Guest Blurts Out: ‘Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’

      New York Post

      by Lee Brown

      A former Navy SEAL invited on Fox News to talk about military dogs suddenly went off-topic when he blurted out, “Epstein didn’t kill himself.” Warrior Dog Foundation founder Mike Ritland was on “Watters’ World” Saturday to discuss the heroism of dogs like Conan, the Belgian Malinois wounded as he helped take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. At the end of his segment, Ritland asked to do a “PSA” to discourage people from rushing out to adopt the military-used dogs—then sneaked in at the end, “And Epstein didn’t kill himself.” “Alright,” host Jesse Waters initially replied, quickly breaking into laughter . . .


  4. "Daddy, it scared me!"

    Father replies, "Yes, son, life will do that."

  5. This clown makes a joke of the term whistle blower
    That does not protect political hacks in violation of
    the Hatch Act

    1. I think, having prompted the Schiff travesty, he'll have done more damage to the left than Trump.

    2. Me too! No punishment and humiliatiion could besevere enoufg for the likes of Adam Schiff ––and ALL this rotten miserable, DemonRATS and RINO's who set themselves in miitant opposition to President Trump even BEFORE he got ELECTED.

      The DefecRats are acting just like GANGSTERS, Nazi Storm Troopers, and members of the old Soviet POLITBURO under Josef Stalin.

      Most of them deserve to be summarily seized, lined up against a wall and SHOT.

    3. Trump has been a con man 'even BEFORE he got ELECTED.' His chicken are coming home to roost. Not it's time the Dems 'clean the swamp.' How many so far?

    4. @ Goose:
      Projection is a psychological defense mechanism in which individuals attribute characteristics they find unacceptable in themselves to another person. For example, a silly goose who is a con-man and with anger management problems might attribute his hostility to the President and say "His chicken are coming home to roost." while his beloved Socialist democrat party holds Soviet style show trials and accuses others of being "GANGSTERS, Nazi Storm Troopers, and members of the old Soviet POLITBURO under Josef Stalin."
      Thanks for playing.

    5. BTW:
      "How many so far?"
      Lets see... there's Brennan, Clapper, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. That's four but many more are under investigation including many Obama holdovers and former Cabinet Officials. I'm sure there will be many others.

    6. The present con controlled GOP is great at projections and fake news. Hoping the cons up the great work exposing themselves.

    7. RN, the GOP has no monopoly on fake news, but it’s interesting to see every day, where the bar keeps getting set. Will be entertaining when certain roles are reversed.

    8. Warrnen: (34)
      Factbox: Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe


    9. Really that is why the FISA warrants are being examined
      Its likely the Deep State plotters are going to jail.

      The deep state planned a coup
      Trump get indicted it dies in the Senate

      Brennan does jail time.

    10. @ Goose,
      Amazing isn't it, findings of the Mueller report, no collusion and nothing about obstruction even though Barr told Mueller that he specifically wanted them in the report.
      As for the rest, the crimes didn't have anything to do with the Trump administration or were process crimes that could easily be attributed to faulty memory.
      Your comprehension skills are abominable. All you hear is "Orange Man Bad!
      As one of your fellow travelers --Stalin's head of secret police-- once said, "Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime."
      That's where we are so don't cry when it happens to your Democrat Demigods.
      Let me add that many of the "convicted" plea-bargained to a lesser sentence by cooperating in the "investigation" --i.e. witch hunt-- and still the investigation found nothing after 22 months.
      So far as I can see, the only thing they can charge Trump with is foppery in collusion to commit mopery. In other words, you got nothing!

  6. I see all of this differently its about the rule of law
    There is an entrenched elite that feels above the law
    Use power at the IRS in violation of the law nothing
    Get phony warrants off of paid reports nothing
    Abuse your position as a political operative nothing
    Its almost like the old South and rigged justice

    Barring something unforeseen its Trump vs Warren
    Warrens VP is Booker
    She wins NY,NJ,CA, IL and MA
    They get crushed

    Trump is governing from the center
    With the exception of immigration
    Dems are cooked
    All they can do is obstruct
    Hence the pseudo coup
    Does this go above Brennan
    Does Brennan do G Gordon Liddy
    If he sings are we prepared
    Mobs vs law enforcement
    Media sides with the mob
    Lets hope Brennan does G Gordon

    If Obama were ever charged it would be a disaster

  7. This is not a whistleblower. This is a person who has abused their job for political
    purposes. He is in violation of the Hatch Act and be terminated. He should immediately be placed in a rubber room pending termination procedures.

    1. All that remains is for someone to prove that.....

    2. https://noqreport.com/2019/11/02/eric-ciaramella-worried-getting-suicided-want-detached-ukraine-scam/

    3. Certainly an interesting opinion piece.

  8. Immediate loss of security clearances.

    1. Who? The GOP grandstands who stormed the secure hearing room for the impeachment hearings with cell phones blazing to complain they are not involved-when there were four GOP members inside?

    2. Don’t you know yet, that you’re not supposed to voice facts that are contrary to the party approved narrative. Wait for the mewling sycophants to tell you who the “ rino’s” are......then you are allowed to speak out......

  9. I almost fell for it. I almost replied to Goose.

    1. Stay strong, Ed. I'm delighted you resisted the temptation. I'm proud of you. I've had a tough time with it, myself. The only way to get trolls to go away 7(maybe!) is to IGNORE them.

      Hard to do, because it's to much like tryng to enjoy a dinner party with a big load of pet poop under the table stinking up the place.

      A no-win situation, if ever there was one.


  10. Poultry

    You prefer Soviet style Justice with preordained verdicts
    This is a sham
    Time to stop crying
    Just accept another Trump smack down

    1. After having tried "He never said that, he didn't mean it, there was no quid-pro quo, abuse of power isn't illegal," and so on the new one they seem to be rallying behind is "Well the quid pro quo didn't work so doesn't matter."
      Basically saying that Trump is stupid and ineffective at corruption so does it REALLY count as corruption?

      And you support this stooge?

    2. Thank you for recapping Ducky.


    3. @ Nostradumbass:
      "And you support this stooge?
      We have a soft spot for Stooges here. Maybe you should change your handle to Moe. (Larry, Curly Joe and Shemp have already been taken by your fellow travelers.)

    4. Interesting that personal invective is employed instead of refutation.

    5. Yes, much better than snide sarcasm dressed up as a paean to self absorption, i e "interest". Mind your own business. You might change your mind after Nostradumbass calls you and your wife trailer trash.

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    7. CI,
      Stuff a sock in it. This discussion is closed.

  11. Poultry

    In America we dont do Soviet style justice
    All of the proceedings should be open
    Americans have the right to face their accuser
    In this case much of the material is heresay and double heresay
    The political operative should be terminated
    Political operatives are not accorded whistleblower protection

    1. Beak,
      Soviet style justice



      If I recall correctly, one Dem said (paraphrase): "We have to impeach Trump before he is re-elected."


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