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Brexit - worth a read from the indispensible Dalrymple
[Liberty Law] No result of an election or referendum in Britain during my lifetime has produced such an excess of rhetoric among those on the losing side as that concerning Brexit. One survey found that nearly half of young people who voted for Britain to remain in Europe either cried or felt close to crying afterwards. This survey suggests either their depth of feeling or their emotional incontinence. I think the latter is probably the more accurate interpretation.

Certainly, many young people selectively interviewed by the media said that they felt that their future had been stolen from them by those who voted for Brexit. (The fact that the youth unemployment rate in Belgium and France was 25 percent, in Portugal 30 percent, in Italy 39 percent, in Spain 45 percent and Greece 49 percent did not seem to worry them. They were not of the youth-unemployment class.) And it was the old, who predominantly voted to leave, who had snatched their glorious future from them.
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/26/2016 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who Understands the European Project?

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2016 5:53 Comments || Top||

#2  There is no doubt that the campaign to leave the European Union appealed to xenophobes, and indeed that there have been xenophobic incidents since the referendum; but it is an elementary error of logic to argue that if xenophobes voted for leaving, then those who voted for leaving were xenophobes. The fact that so many commentators and supporters of Britain remaining in the European Union did make precisely this error suggests that education and the ability to think are not necessarily identical.

That'd leave a mark, if the intellectuals were patient enough to read the whole paragraph.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/26/2016 7:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Read about it here
EUSSR: The Soviet roots of European Integration - Vladimir Bukovsky
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/26/2016 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  I think the word "xenophobe" is frequently over used.
Posted by: jvalentour || 07/26/2016 8:18 Comments || Top||

#5  ...nothing ever changes: because the abuse and the complicity, the secretive rule by decree by career politico-bureaucrats without any real oversight, is not the consequences of the so-called European Project, it is the European Project.

There is but one "solution" to the march of the bureaucratic tyranny, individualism. The central planners, aka tyrants, are always with us and unless they are controlled with something like our original constitution AND THE WILL TO ENFORCE IT the cycle of violent revolution against the tyrants will continue.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/26/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

#6  I think the word "xenophobe" is frequently over used.

I find your statement problematic.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/26/2016 8:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Glenn Reynolds at the Instapundit this morning again makes a point that he's made before: if the elites wish to be trusted, they need to be trustworthy. If the elites wish to run things, they need to be competent. If the elites wish to have the support of ordinary people, they have to respect ordinary people.

You can't govern a country you've never been to.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/26/2016 9:01 Comments || Top||

#8  emotional incontinence

Good one!

I think the word "xenophobe" is frequently over used.

I guess homophobe and racist are losing their luster and they need a replacement?
Posted by: gorb || 07/26/2016 11:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Yeah. I liked emotional incontinence too.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2016 11:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Hey! BrExit did my portfolio good. I can't knock it.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/26/2016 11:32 Comments || Top||

#11  I guess homophobe and racist are losing their luster and they need a replacement?

When both sides of the equation are white heterosexuals (the main concern was Polish plumbers and Romanian grifters, not vicious invaders from the ummah), and the accusers are over-educated but underlearnt, going straight to the Greek polysyllablism is inevitable.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
#ImWithHyena: TBS Deletes Hilarious Tweet Comparing Hillary to Hyenas
Cable TV network TBS was forced to delete a funny tweet yesterday comparing presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton to a pack of laughing hyenas.

The comedy network conceded to deleting the tweet, which showed clips of the former secretary of state's trademark cackle spliced with footage of hyenas, after leftists on Twitter were butthurt offended.

"Move over Donkey! There's a new mascot in town," the tweet's text read, crediting @thehecklertbs, and using the hashtags: #ImWithHyena and #DNCinPHL.

"This post was obviously a poor attempt at humor and has been taken down," the network apologetically wrote. "Moving forward we'll leave political satire to professionals like Samantha Bee."
Ooh, that's gonna leave a mark.
A couple of Twitter users called out the network's hypocrisy.
Posted by: gorb || 07/26/2016 15:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [594 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"
- Voltaire
Posted by: Ulinens Glomorong5107 || 07/26/2016 17:00 Comments || Top||

#2  ooof, Samantha Bee.
If she isn't a deep-mole parody of leftist thought, she is a Franken-Silverman gene cross gone haywire.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2016 18:36 Comments || Top||

#3  As I said in a previous comment:

...... have good hearing and sharp eyesight at night. They are fast and can run for long distances without tiring. They can work together or in packs effectively to isolate a herd animal, sometimes one that is ill or infirm, and pursue it to the death. The victors often squabble over the spoils, either among themselves or with other powerful animals like lions. Traits also found among the Crocuta crocuta or Spotted Hyena.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 18:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Like the chimp censoring.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2016 19:20 Comments || Top||

#5  When I saw the headline I thought this story. Wrong Clinton?
Posted by: james || 07/26/2016 20:55 Comments || Top||

CDC Issues ‘CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT!' Warns Contact Could Prove Fatal To One's Reputation.

Following a string of highly visible career implosions centered around Washington, D.C., Little Rock Arkansas and New York City, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta issued a stern warning to anyone considering an alliance -- personal or professional -- with Bill or Hillary Clinton.

According to the CDC’s CLINTON TOXICITY ALERT, "There are two types of professional fatalities commonly associated with the Clintons: Individual and Institutional. Individual Professional Toxic Infection (IPTI) usually occurs after experiencing regular or occasional contact with Hillary or Bill Clinton, where inevitably one is drawn into a web of deceit, dishonesty and self-enrichment. "Almost always," the alert continues, "to the detriment of the victim’s reputation, as well as to their soul and moral compass."

Recent toxic attacks cited by the CDC, where reputations and careers were unalterably stained or ruined because of toxic Clinton contact include Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, President Barack Obama, Congresswoman and ex-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Clinton son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, and State Department IT expert Bryan Pagliano. In most cases, the CDC notes, Clinton Toxic Infection victims were leading normal, ethical and non-criminal lives when without warning they came within infection range of Bill or Hillary Clinton.

The CDC cites one recent case where the victim had as little as 30 minutes contact with a toxic Clinton. Blithely ignorant of being infected, she later explained, "We were only speaking about grandchildren and golf," as if the superficiality of the conversation should have protected her from a toxic Clinton infection of her moral foundation. Later actions proved her highly susceptible to sudden moral shrinkage, her reputation now in tatters and universally execrated.

The fatal diminishment of institutional reputations is a common outgrowth of Clinton contact, especially regular ongoing contact. Institutions whose reputations were irredeemably stained or besmeared by contact with the Clintons include The U.S. Presidency, The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. State Department, The FBI, the Democratic Party, Goldman Sachs and the Clinton Foundation, though the latter is often listed as a perpetrator rather than a victim in the spread of the fatal disease.

Individuals or organizations who fear they may have experienced fatal contact with Hillary or Bill Clinton are advised to immediately seek counsel from a priest, Jimmy Carter or an exorcist.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 14:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [359 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ain't nobody said it yet?

Vince Foster could not be reached for comment.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2016 16:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, BTW, watch your back, Debbie.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2016 16:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Is there a Wassermann test?
Posted by: james || 07/26/2016 20:56 Comments || Top||

Gallop: Hildebeest's Image at Lowest Point in Two Decades
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 12:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [437 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But she is still a couple of points ahead of Trump, so she's a shoo-in for the White House.

That's if you believe the poll was reasonably fair. And there are no more leaks.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/26/2016 12:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Except a point or two ahead at this stage can't cover the usual narrowing in late October in the polls when poll makers and their newies who pay them bet their reputation on the final numbers.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2016 15:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Democrats will stay home in November.

Historically we have two terms for each part, then the party in power has low turnover and the other gets a chance.

Historically when things get violent (such as in 1968) Dems stay home rather than vote.

I suspect those two issues would create low Dem turnout alone, but then you have the betrayal of Bernie's fans by the DNC and the Hillary's general likability and I see a landslide.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2016 15:19 Comments || Top||

#4  It's called "Throw the rascals out!"
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2016 16:14 Comments || Top||

#5  "Democrats will stay home in November"

Gawd, I hope so, rj.
Posted by: Barbara || 07/26/2016 16:21 Comments || Top||

#6  The more she talks the lower her numbers drop. When was her last press conference? She cannot avoid the debates and even with the questions given to the moderators trump will sill make her be herself.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/26/2016 19:36 Comments || Top||

Dr. Ben Carson's Statement and The Hillary-Alinsky-Lucifer Connection
[American Spectator] In speech at the Republican convention last week, Ben Carson made a statement that raised some eyebrows. "Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky," said Carson. "And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she greatly admired...."

So far so good. Nothing most political junkies haven’t heard before.

"And let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky," continued Carson. "He wrote a book called Rules for Radicals. It acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom. Now think about that."

That certainly got a lot of people thinking.

"This is our nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our Creator, a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are ’One nation under God,’" added Carson. "This is a nation where every coin in our pockets and every bill in our wallet says, ’In God We Trust.’ So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that."

In response, the liberal media predictably went bonkers.

"Ben Carson rails against Hillary Clinton, Lucifer," howled the headline in USA Today.

"Ben Carson Ties Hillary Clinton to Lucifer as GOP Swaps Campaign for Witch Trial," scowled the Daily Beast.

"She’s one-degree of separation from a devil-lover!" wailed the Daily Mail.

I must say that I shouldn’t be too critical of the liberal media’s apoplectic reaction, because I was likewise incredulous the first time I heard this claim.

It was 2007, and I was finishing a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. One morning I heard a local radio talk-show host make an amazing claim: that Alinsky’s 1971 classic Rules for Radicals began with a dedication to Satan. Oh, I can’t believe that, I said. I was angry at the host. This kind of hyperbole gives conservative talk-radio a bad name!

And yet, it couldn’t be hard to check. I had better do so as author of a biography of Hillary Clinton in which I had a section on Hillary and Saul Alinsky. As part of the promotion for the book, I would likely appear on this same talk-show, and the host surely would ask me about the Lucifer acknowledgment.

I quickly emailed one of the staffers at our library at Grove City College. Did we have a copy of Rules for Radicals on our shelves? We sure did. Please pull it, I said. I’ll be right there.

I opened the book and couldn’t believe my eyes. Alinsky offered this acknowledgment:

Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 08:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [446 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yes...Lucifer got his kingdom by lying and promising stuff to those who chose to follow him that he couldn't deliver...
Posted by: ptah || 07/26/2016 8:55 Comments || Top||

#2  It's officially the third world party.
Posted by: newc || 07/26/2016 12:01 Comments || Top||

#3  To this day I still encounter people that insist the Left have good intentions, but are just misguided.

To which I reply...BS! They are the embodiment of evil. And evil to their core.
Posted by: Spinesing Gray3122 || 07/26/2016 14:04 Comments || Top||

#4  To this day I still encounter people that insist the Left have good intentions, but are just misguided. To which I reply...BS! They are the embodiment of evil. And evil to their core. Posted by: Spinesing Gray3122

Reaching into the womb and destroying an infant's life then selling body parts, provides clear evidence of the extent of 'evil.'

BTW, I believe Planned Parenthood is on the schedule today at the DNC.

If you think this is mostly about abortion, you're probably right. Examine the Beest's youthful following on teevee for additional evidence, should any be needed.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 14:19 Comments || Top||

#5  That is not going to go down well with those for whom Lucifer isn't allegory.
Posted by: phil_b || 07/26/2016 20:35 Comments || Top||

Convention Nutter: Oy vey, you Bernie or Bust people are ridiculous
[CNBC] PHILADELPHIA -- Comedian Sarah Silverman had a harsh message Monday for Bernie Sanders supporters who have made an ultimatum: "You're being ridiculous."

Silverman, who backed the senator from Vermont in the Democratic primary, took the Democratic National Convention stage with Sen. Al Franken, a fellow comedian and Hillary Clinton supporter. Silverman said she would "vote for Hillary with gusto, as (she continues) to be inspired by the ideals set forth by Bernie."

Some delegates on the Wells Fargo Center floor broke out in a chant of "Bernie!" Over the gathering chant, Silverman chided back: "To the 'Bernie or Bust' people, you're being ridiculous."

Sanders mounted a strong Democratic primary challenge to Clinton, railing against what he called entrenched politicians and financial industry elites. Some Sanders supporters have pledged not to vote for presumptive nominee Clinton, who some feel embodies the systemic problems Sanders highlighted.

Sanders has endorsed Clinton and urged his supporters to support her and defeat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Still, many pro-Sanders delegates on the floor Monday booed speakers and broke out in chants of "Bernie!"

Thousands of protesters have also rallied against Clinton's nomination here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 08:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hillary's "useful idiots."
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/26/2016 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Notice how they're oblivious to the part of 'demos' in democracy. Easy to miss in an oligarchy.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2016 8:56 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll wager 'Green Room' conversations are quite interesting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 9:03 Comments || Top||

#4  OK, I coin the DNC as the party of Nero. They sing and dance pretending everything is well while our nation burns...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/26/2016 11:23 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't know if she was acting or not but Silverman actually looked quite rattled when she said that. It was one of the more entertaining moments of the evening. But then while Paul Simon was singing Bridge over Trouble Water the camera focused briefly on Susan (Sarandon) Saranwrap's distressed face and that was entertaining too. She looked like she was about to cry.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2016 11:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Trying to put a happy face on it when Franken is referred to as a comedian.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2016 15:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Bernie said it was rigged. Emails proved it was rigged. Bernie sold out because he was offered a jet and doesn't really believe his own crap.

Silverman and others don't understand why Bernie fans would be upset? They've been sold a bill of goods for decades and now many are realizing what the crazy right wing has been saying all that time is probably right.

I expect a lot of medication to be taken this week in and around the Wells Fargo Center.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2016 15:16 Comments || Top||

#8  And if anybody thinks Trump is vulgar they should get a load of Silverman's so-called comedy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2016 16:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Silverman has a mouth which would corrode a roll of pennies.

Must feel well, knowing all their info is now in Hillary!s server and money in her purse.

And that the Greatest Communist Hero is really just Eugene Crab.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2016 18:30 Comments || Top||

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rejects claims Russians hacked DNC
[Wash Times] Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denounced the Democratic Party’s claims that its emails were published as part of a Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin plot to make their party look bad, calling them both groundless and an attempt to create a distraction.

In an interview with NBC News, Mr. Assange said that while "we have not disclosed our source," he rebuffed claims of Russian involvement.

"Well there is no proof of that whatsoever," he said, going on to note the strong Democratic incentive to make "the story" something other than what’s in the emails.

"This is a diversion that’s being pushed by the Hillary Clinton campaign. That’s a meta-story. The real story is what these emails contain and they show collusion" by top party leaders to rig the presidential-primary process in favor of Mrs. Clinton, he said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/26/2016 03:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [401 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Some interesting comments at the link. Didn't the Russians promise to release some dirt on the Beest a few weeks ago? Ya think maybe they have more? Or worse stuff?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/26/2016 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  It's an insider. It always is.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/26/2016 7:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I think Bright Pebbles is right: possibly a long-time socialist in the computer department who became aware of the attitude in the DNC and who got pissed that Bernie got shafted.

Another delightful possibility is that the DNC got hacked by the FBI at the direction of Comey and the e-mails passed to wikileaks by a double agent:
Posted by: Ptah || 07/26/2016 20:50 Comments || Top||

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