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Home Front: Politix
Judge Jeanine to Establishment GOP: ‘You're in Power, Damn It! Do Something, Pass Something, Cut This Kumbaya Crap'
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[Breitbart] Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro went after the GOP establishment Saturday on "Justice."

Pirro accused the establishment Republicans leaders of watching the Democrats "railroad their president, and then urged them to prove their loyalty by convincing everyone that they are not in on the "effort to take down" President Donald Trump.

"The Republican establishment not fighting for the commander-in-chief as day after day they watch him being savaged, forcing him to defend himself and run the country. Think about it. If he’s knocked out, the succession is clear and things go back to the way they were," Pirro said.

"You’re in power, damn it!" she later exclaimed. "Do something, pass something, cut this kumbaya crap, put on your big boy pants and act like you’re in power, act like you give a damn! And more importantly, convince us that you are not in on the effort to take down the president of the United States."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 11:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not going to happen! They're too heavily invested in the swamp.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 11:32 Comments || Top||

#2  They're part of the swamp ecosystem.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  If he’s knocked out, the succession is clear and things go back to the way they were,

This is precisely the desired outcome for the GOP in Congress.
Posted by: Harcourt Angoluting9366 || 06/18/2017 12:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Leaving aside the question of whether there is a spit's worth of difference between the two, if the GOP are mean to the Dems, they won't get invited to the parties.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/18/2017 15:30 Comments || Top||

#5  If Trump gets taken down, they are in for a world of hurt. What comes after Trump is not going to be nice. And, Im not referring to Pence as the replacement.
Posted by: Hupeart Thaitch2372 || 06/18/2017 15:56 Comments || Top||

#6  What amazes me is not one comment anywhere, not one report anywhere about the circumstances around one of the victims shot at the "Republican" baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia:

The victim was a lobbyist....
The lobbyist was from a major special interest, Tyson Foods...
The special interest lobbyist was ... coaching the Republicans.

Back in the day this would have been seized upon immediately as proof that the Polecats in DC are controlled by the lobby, not the people they were elected by. That their relations are Tight. And it took one of them getting caught up in the shooting to find this out. And that in the new day, no one notices??????? The media is quite????? Why? They too have been bought and owned and coached by major special interest.
Posted by: Ebbagum Turkeyneck9893 || 06/18/2017 16:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Interesting point. We've in fact not see much on the Tyson's lobbyist. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..... Turkeyneck.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 16:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Valerie Jarrett and Yohannes Abraham have been recently added to the new Obama Foundation Senior Advisor group.

Everyone knows about Valerie Jarrett.

Yohannes Abraham, an advisor to Obama's legislative relations was 22 years old in the Obama run for the White House and is credited for organizing young black men to push for the winning of Virginia for Obama. Yohannes eventually became an organizer for support of Obama's agenda in all 50 states.
Posted by: Ebbagum Turkeyneck9893 || 06/18/2017 16:44 Comments || Top||


Nebraska Democratic Party official won't resign after calling reactions to shooting at GOP baseball practice 'so funny'
A Nebraska Democratic Party official has refused calls to resign her volunteer position after calling reactions to this week’s shooting of a high-ranking Republican member of Congress "so funny" on social media.

Chelsey Gentry-Tipton of Omaha said in statement that she will not resign as chairwoman of the party’s Black Caucus, saying her post was taken out of context by party officials.

The Nebraska party’s leadership asked Gentry-Tipton to step down Wednesday, several hours after she wrote, in a Facebook thread about the shooting at in Alexandria, Virginia, "Watching the congressman crying on live tv abt the trauma they experienced. Y is this so funny tho?"

Later, in the same thread, she stated, "The very people that push pro NRA legislation in efforts to pad their pockets with complete disregard for human life. Yeah, having a hard time feeling bad for them."
Continues.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In my opinion we are in the midst of a shared psychotic disorder. The media is fanning the flames of this disorder. Simple exposure is and especially frequent access to this barrage of media is in my opinion the prime culprit. The media supports the information the unbalanced mind is willing to accept. Perhaps this is why efforts to enlighten the corrupted mind fail. It is my understanding a psychotic disorder is supposed to be temporary but with unbalanced media input prolongs the psychotic event. I see day to day people walk about really on edge. Drugs needed not needed , withdrawals, many side effects and especially disorientation. The drug crisis seems to bring with it a nearly permanent psychotic break with at least an obvious mood disorder. With the current media mind games comes the increased deviations from the traditional norms. These people will go "postal" if prodded to do so. I dread Halloween. Real Zombies among the living.
Posted by: Dale || 06/18/2017 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  IMO, the Left's mental balance never recovered from the fall of the Soviet Union. Of course, the fact that the rest of us tried to be civilized - instead of treating them as dangerous animals, was a contributing factor.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 2:35 Comments || Top||

#3  “I don’t believe that you or anyone else is the arbiter of my words, voice or compassion for the black community.”

Exactly correct. Your "words" provide a self-arbitrating condemnation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 3:50 Comments || Top||

#4  People who hate guns are easy to understand. Their minds are made up and can't be changed by any exposure to reason. A-10 aficionados and F-35 critics are prime examples, for those trying to find a way to understand the mindset of otherwise incomprehensible others.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/18/2017 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  What she wishes on others, will be visited back on her.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/18/2017 10:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Are you implying that devotion to the wonderful and glorious killer of vermin, the A-10 is an irrational devotion? I'm thinking there's some 11 bravo's with crowbars that want to have a word with you.

Now, if they make an actual dedicated plane as a replacement, it's acceptable. An F-35 is NOT a decent replacement.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/18/2017 13:38 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 I like that. That was a smoothie with a bit of steel and allot of attitude.
Posted by: Dale || 06/18/2017 14:15 Comments || Top||

#8  As an 11B I will say the A-10 is about the perfect CAS plane and idiotic attempts to kill it without having something better to replace it will lead to a lot of body bags getting filled.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/18/2017 19:48 Comments || Top||


Ron Paul confirms 'deep state' exists
[Iran Press TV] Former US Congressman Ron Paul​ has voiced his strong belief in a secret network known as the "deep state" which runs the affairs in the United States.

"I strongly believe there is the existence of a deep state" in the US, the senior statesman said in an interview on Friday.

"Deep state" refers to powerful economic and intelligence organizations that control the country's affairs.

The former Representative for Texas' 14th and 22nd congressional districts who sought the presidency of the United States in 1988, 2008 and 2012, said that despite the fierce opposition among members of the Senate, the huge majority, 97 to 2, agreed on Thursday to slap fresh sanctions against Iran and Russia.

Easily passing agreement on such affairs is ample proof of a deep state running the US, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I strongly believe there is the existence of a deep state" in the US, the senior statesman said in an interview on Friday. "Deep state" refers to powerful economic and intelligence organizations that control the country's affairs.

It wasn't long after the presidential election of 2008 that I began to suspect someone besides the indolent Barry Soetoro and a feckless, do- nothing congress were actually in charge.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 4:05 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't believe there is some deep conspiracy with leaders & etc.... IMO, it's just a lot of second rate people - who got into positions way beyond their abilities - trained to act in certain, personally rewarding, ways. People that pursue their personal advancement while competing in virtue signaling. Trumps election threatens not just their personal livelihoods - and they unhesitatingly sacrifice millions of us to guard their personal livelihoods, but their entire picture of the world. You could no more stop them by finding and eliminating their "secret leaders" than you could stop the Holocausts (where were several last century) by assassinating Hitler, Stalin, or Mao.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 5:02 Comments || Top||

#3  ....there is some deep conspiracy with leaders & etc.... IMO, it's just a lot of second rate people

Yes to both.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 5:09 Comments || Top||

#4  " it's just a lot of second rate people - who got into positions way beyond their abilities - trained to act in certain, personally rewarding, ways. People that pursue their personal advancement while competing in virtue signaling. Trumps election threatens not just their personal livelihoods - and they unhesitatingly sacrifice millions of us to guard their personal livelihoods - but their entire picture of the world."

Tour de force, GG. This is what has happened over the past two generations. While the rest of us were producing and building and employing (or being employed) they were building walls around their stronghold of metric-free and anxiety-free lives, then assembling power and using the regulatory leviathan to control ours.

They do not outnumber the rest of us but they are much better organized and they control avenues of power that act as force multipliers to allow themselves to direct coercion in ways that we never can. Ousting them is necessary but will be difficult. They are armed and have already indicated they will kill at the slightest hint of threat to their magic paychecks and comfortable lives.

Posted by: no mo uro || 06/18/2017 5:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Plus, they always stick for their own against outsiders, no more uro.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 5:40 Comments || Top||

#6  There is also a self-selection process involved. When I worked in the federal bureaucracy 40 years ago it quickly became obvious that you needed a certain mindset to survive and flourish.

Only those who were self-centered and didn't give a flip about the quality of the work product in the organization seemed to thrive.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/18/2017 8:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Call it what you will, shadow government, deep state, permanent government, the venality of it will swamp us all at some point. It will taint everything around it with its attendant criminality and corruption and it will spread.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/18/2017 9:03 Comments || Top||

#8  It wasn't long after the presidential election of 2008 that I began to suspect someone besides the indolent Barry Soetoro and a feckless, do- nothing congress were actually in charge.
Posted by: Besoeker 2017-06-18 04:05


(Reflects upon this for a moment)

I don't so much think that there's a Council of Evil that meets Tuesdays at 0900 for coffee, donuts, and conspiracy as there are just now that many people, with the same political and social goals, in places of authority that no Administration can accomplish anything unless those goals more or less align with theirs.

It's deep in the root and branch now. Might only be one way left to dig it out, and nobody will like what replaces it.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/18/2017 9:49 Comments || Top||

#9  It's not actually a conspiracy if it's just a matter of them each being the exact same kind of jerk. It's more like the scum layer that forms in a septic tank. Floats to the top and all.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/18/2017 15:36 Comments || Top||

#10  It's not actually a conspiracy if it's just a matter of them each being the exact same kind of jerk. It's more like the scum layer that forms in a septic tank. Floats to the top and all.

Well said! I think you've captured the essence of the 'Deep State' Ed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2017 15:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Succinctly put, Ed - I must give you best.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 17:58 Comments || Top||

#12  It wasn't long after the presidential election of 2008 that I began to suspect someone besides the indolent Barry Soetoro and a feckless, do- nothing congress were actually in charge.
Posted by: Besoeker


I noticed no one is mentioning Al Gore, he's still making billions so I think he still has (had) some influence.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/18/2017 21:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
This List Of Attacks Against Conservatives Is Mind Blowing
A wave of liberal rage has marked the last 11 months since the rise and subsequent election of President Donald Trump.

Antifa protestors [sic] clad in black masks shut down college campuses, destroy property and indiscriminately attack those they disagree with, whether women or the elderly. Meanwhile, CNN fires Kathy Griffin for taking photos with a bloody replica of the president’s decapitated head.

Amid this backdrop, The Huffington Post publishes an article calling for the execution of Trump and "everyone assisting his agenda."

Then, shots ring out as a man gorged on media hysteria attempts to slaughter Republican congressmen while they practice for a charity baseball game.

The aggression since Trump’s nomination is difficult to enumerate, but nevertheless, The Daily Caller News Foundation pored over media reports to compile a close but non-exhaustive list of violent acts against conservatives in months following the Republican National Convention.

In creating the list, The DCNF reviewed numerous articles detailing attacks against conservatives and Trump supporters. Only incidences of violence and threats of violence where the perpetrators were clear are included in the report, excluded are events where the instigator was difficult to ascertain.

List follows.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The national debt was doubled in only 8 short years to build a huge entitlement society. That society is unsustainable and will eventually die, taking everything down with it. To try to short circuit and terminate this massive beast only enrages it, like any animalistic beast its only recourse is to destroy its threats. These are very dangerous times.
Posted by: Chuckles Phineque3564 || 06/18/2017 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, it took a lot more than 8 years, Chuckles.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 3:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Indeed, GG. It has taken two generations.

Even Reagan - for whom I voted and still respect, because he was the right man for the times - was just another progressive, albeit the last one with a real conscience. The size of the public thugocracy grew even under his time.

If we could gather the entire mass of publicly employed and welfare recipients into a giant field and tell them, "Look to your the person to your left, then to the one on your your right. Two of the three of you need to lose your income stream and rejoin the private sector to save the country" - which is what is necessary - you'd have tens of millions of panicked madmen and madwomen, ready to burn down the universe at even the mention of the truth.

And that is precisely where we are at in 2017.
Posted by: no mo uro || 06/18/2017 5:22 Comments || Top||

#4  the Entitlement generation has come of age and if they dont get what they want they throw temper tantrums
Posted by: 746 || 06/18/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  What blows my mind is that where is no push-back.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Grom, that's an interesting point. I think part of the explanation is that people on the right tend to be restrained by these things called "morals", which they learn from their parents and from their pastors (or rabbis). Being a-moral gives you a much broader range of options.

But the antifas shouldn't confuse moral restraint with lack of capability. An interesting place for a good leftist to visit not far from Congressman Scalise's district is this store, where you can watch fathers making sure that their daughters have just the right rifle for their first deer hunting trip. (Their sons are in the Marines and are using different types of hunting rifles.) There are teenage girls in Congressman Scalise's district who, properly motivated, could have shot every Congressman on that baseball field through the heart before anyone noticed an attack was underway. And field dressed them. But God help us if it comes to that.
Posted by: Matt || 06/18/2017 14:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Matt, perhaps I was exaggerating a bit - I can definitely understand why, after you've see that elections do matter, you (Americans) are not eager to jettison the entire system. On the other hand, I do not believe that civilized restraint in the face of murderous savages (whether they call themselves Muslims, BLM, or Antifa) is a virtue.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2017 14:45 Comments || Top||



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Sun 2017-06-18
  Afghan forces recapture Tora Bora in Nangarhar
Sat 2017-06-17
  Taliban rejects report on Kandahar bombing that killed UAE ambassador, diplomats
Fri 2017-06-16
  Army takes over Mosul’s Old City entrance, IS trapped
Thu 2017-06-15
  SDF capture former IS member known as Jihadi Jack
Wed 2017-06-14
  Senior Republican politician and several aides shot at baseball practice near Washington
Tue 2017-06-13
  Taliban’s military commission chief killed in Helmand drone strike
Mon 2017-06-12
  London Police Chief: Terror Victims Show How Diverse We Are
Sun 2017-06-11
  Libyan group says it has freed Gaddafi son Seif al-Islam
Sat 2017-06-10
  Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese in Pakistan
Fri 2017-06-09
  Nearly 70 dead in Al-Shabaab attack on Puntland military base
Thu 2017-06-08
  Syrian government, rebel forces fighting in Aleppo
Wed 2017-06-07
  Iran's parliament and Khomeini mausoleum attacked by gunmen
Tue 2017-06-06
  Shaboobs go into that good night softly after attempt to raid KDF camp
Mon 2017-06-05
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE sever ties to Qatar over 'terrorism'
Sun 2017-06-04
  20 die in funeral attack in Kabul

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