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They’re going to do it, I tell you: The whole touchy-feely do-gooding ratpack of Microaggression worriers, reparations freaks, weird sexual curiosities, race hustlers, bat.-Antifa psychos, and egalitarian enstupidators of universities. They are going to elect Trump. Again.

Washington, where I shortly will be for a bit, is crazy. It has not the slightest, wan, etiolated idea of what is going on in America. The Democrats are fielding as candidates a roster of middle-school clowns and unflavored tapioca. Are they secretly in Trump’s pay? Like Clinton with her “Deplorables” suicide line?

Probably the Russians are behind it.

But…can the Dems be serious? They’ve got to be drinking the Kool-Aid. We have Kamala Harris, a colored woman who is in favor of busing. This means sending white children forty-five minutes each way to violent fifth-rate schools where they will be bullied without mercy and come away hating blacks. She thinks parents will put her racial enthusiasms over the welfare of their kids. Not gonna happen, Kamala gal.

Kamala says we need more integration. Why? What good is it? Who is going to vote for it? Do not people avoid it like hemorrhagic tuberculosis when they have a choice?

The entire screwy list of adolescent canditatorial hamsters favors reparations for, oh god, slavery. We will never hear the end of slavery. Like the liver of Prometheus, slavery is a resource never depleted.

Reparations of course means forcing whites who never owned slaves to give money to blacks who never were slaves. Granted, this will get the Democrats the votes of American Africans, which they had anyway.

I can hear it in Detroit: “Reparations? Yowee! Hoo-ah!! More free stuff!” Just like looting a Walgreen’s but you don’t have to run even a couple of blocks.

In the “debates,” these political dribs and drabs and leftovers avoided topics of importance such as the wars, the Pentagon’s maximum-flab budget, the national debt, our domestic banditry such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, immigration, and black crime. The latter spreads like gangrene in a suppurated wound. Almost weekly we read of businesses gang-robbed by “teens,” which we all know what are.

(Meerriam-Webster–”Teen: a black between the ages of sixteen and twenty-eight caught on surveillance cameras sacking a business owned by shties.“)

Now, reparations will fly in Flint. Who can doubtit? The water is poisonous, people don’t have jobs, and now they have to pay American Africans who hate them for something Flint didn’t do to them.

Trump must be paying the Democratic lineup to do this. Nothing else can explain it.

And all of the same political retards favor open borders. This is what got Trump elected in the first place, so they are going to do it again. What could make more sense? If you pound your thumb with a hammer, and it hurts, the smart thing is to pound it again. That will make it feel better. They seem to be in a race to see who can be least electable. They all look to be winners.

Meanwhile Trump, who should be an easy target, revs up his fans with carney-barker harangues appealing to the limbic third-grader so prevalent in the psyches of the mid-country. You have to hand it to the guy: He has charisma. Make America Great Again! Never mind that he is presiding over the greatest decline America has ever seen. Build the wall! Build the wall! Yeeee-hah! This sort of thing appeals to those whose minds might be described as uncluttered and, hey, a vote is a vote.

He hasn’t built the Wall, is unlikely to, has deported almost nobody, and jobs are still leaving America. With Trump, though, it’s the giddy mood of the thing, the sense that the President is one of us, against those rich New York bastards and snotty anchorwomen who have screwed us. Which of course they have.

Curiously, the press rabble in Washington pride themselves as being on the Left. Say what? Howzat again? The Left used to be the party of the working man, the party supporting unionization, often at risk of bodily harm.They were against wars. Working men got killed in them for the benefit of the arms industry.

Today’s alleged Left is the party of white coastal upper middle classes against the working class, whom they name deplorables. The racial minorities, with whom the elites strictly avoid associating, serve as voting fodder.

Can you imagine Saul Alinsky arguing for integrated bathrooms so as to be inclusive?

So we have Biden and Bernie, intensely exciting as wallpaper paste, suited more to Madame Tussaud’s than the White House. Elizabeth Warren, who presumably will wear feathers and say woo-woo-woo and wave her DNA report saying that she is 1/1024 wild Indian. Maybe she will carry a tomahawk.

What gave us these? Saturation mutagenesis? The Russians put something in the water?

Well, there was Tulsi Gabbard, who will get my vote.(This doubtless will prove decisive.) She was the only entry in the lineup of stale-bread Democrats who mentioned the wars. She is against. Nobody else noticed the voracious Five-Sided Black Hole on the Potomac that devours the nation’s substance.

This matters, or ought to. The military boodle is the only available pile of moolah to pay for Free Stuff. Or infrastructure. Or decent medical care. But it also sustains the military, the biggest scam of corporate America. The media will have to sideline Tulsi.

Meanwhile at the top, in the Great Double-Wide on Pennsylvania Avenue, we have Trump himself, crass as a truss ad, and John Bolton, who seems to be an actual mutant. Maybe his father sat on a radium watch. Throw in Pompeo, a vicious Christian who looks like an ad for bacon fat. This is what the turnips of the Democratic freak show, each more boring than all the others combined, all rushing to out-weird the others, will give us again in 2020.

ORDER IT NOW

Actually, I hope Trump isn’t impeached. He may be all that stands between the Republic (I am being nostalgic) and war with Iran. The only people who want war are Bolton, the Jewish lobbies, and Israel. Everybody else wants to sell Iran stuff and buy stuff from it.

Anyway, Pence is a loon who thinks he is about to be vacuumed up by the Rapture and I guess drink beer with God. Without Trump, who may be too confused for a war, Bolton would nuke Tehran.

To date, the last chapter in this comic book has been the sad story of the British ambassador. He got caught telling his government that Trump was incompetent, flaky, unreliable, and egotistical. This of course is what all ambassadors must be telling headquarters. What do you expect them to write of a president who has invented three hitherto unknown countries–Nambia, Nepple, and Button–and tweets of the “Prince of Whales”? Tweeting is what birds do. Europe must look on with equal parts horror and amusement.

But how can he lose against such a sorry gaggle of embarrassing Democrats? They appear set to nominate some creature of the remote fringes, the political equivalent of Rupaul and then, having elected Trump again, they will wonder at length how he got elected. Only in America.

 
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  1. buckwheat says:

    Fuck you Fred, I’d vote for Trump a 1000 times before I’d vote for any democrat.

  2. The contemporary Democratic Party has defined itself as a coalition of:

    -affirmative action activists
    -anti-American activists
    -anti-capitalist activists
    -anti-classical liberal activists
    -anti-Christian activists
    -anti-European activists
    -anti-free speech activists
    -anti-Israel activists
    -anti-Jewish activists
    -anti-male activists
    -anti-meritocracy activists
    -anti-Western activists
    -anti-white activists
    -Antifa
    -Arab activists
    -Asian activists
    -black activists
    -cultural Marxists
    -feminist activists
    -Hispanic activists
    -Indian activists
    -intersectionalists
    -LGBTQ activists
    -Muslim activists
    -open borders activists
    -Palestinian activists
    -people of color activists
    -radical leftists
    -reparations activists
    -social justice warriors
    -socialists
    -Third World activists
    -women of color activists

    The odds of it ever regaining control of the center in American politics seem slim. It has made it clear that traditional American cultural groups are no longer welcome in the party.

    At its core, the post-2016 Democratic Party is driven by overt hatred of straight white males of the type who have created Western and First World culture in the modern era — that is the relentless drumbeat that comes through loud and clear.

    The Squad is the face of the contemporary Democratic Party — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. They seem to be clamoring for an outright civil war. They are confident that they will win that war because demographic trends are in their favor. They intend to overwhelm and obliterate their opposition through sheer numbers.

    Where does this volatile situation, which goes far beyond questions about the political fortunes of Donald Trump, go from here?

  3. phil says:

    “…he is presiding over the greatest decline America has ever seen…jobs are still leaving America.”

    Uh Fred, the unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, the lowest rate since the 1960s. There are more job vacancies than there are unemployed people. The number of “discouraged workers”–people who want a job, but have given up looking–is down to 425,000 for the whole country.

    OK, there are loony people out there. Turn off your TV.

  4. Cyrano says:

    You are 100% bang on with this article, Fred. The reason why the multiculturalism fiasco was invented was so the US can continue with their old reactionary right wing ways – out of nostalgia – of course. If the idea wasn’t catastrophic – it would be brilliant – and it is. Because who would suspect such a thing, the country with immigrant policy so carefree like there is no tomorrow – and the way the things look, there might not be one-and yet the country who invented it is exactly that – reactionary right wing.

    Regardless who is in power – democrats or republicans – who are there just for the amusement of the great unwashed, US is stuck in their old ways. The dead giveaway that they are reactionary right wing country are their wars – which are exclusively fought against anyone who shows even a hint of socialism.

    And yet – they are “socialist” themselves, or at least they are trying to sell themselves to the world as being “left wing”. See, that’s clever, the good old capitalists know that humanity ALWAYS evolves to the left – throughout history this has been proven. Feudalism was more left wing than slavery, capitalism is more left wing than feudalism, and whatever comes next, will have to be more left wing still.

    Having no heart to follow that direction, the US decided to fake a left and continue with their right wing ways. What bothers me the most is that they think they are smart. And the fake left that they took will destroy them more thoroughly than if they took a real left.

    • Replies: @Trutherator
  5. pyrrhus says:

    That an Ambassador whose Prime Minister was the moronically hapless Theresa May can make fun of Trump tells us that Col. Blimp still lives…

    • Agree: Poco
    • LOL: another fred
  6. David says:
    @phil

    In the 1950’s, the labor force participation rate of men (percent of working age men with a job) was around 86%. Today that number is about 69%. Lowest rate in history.

    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/LNS11300001

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    , @MOG
  7. Washington, where I shortly will be for a bit …

    What? Dammit, I told Donald Trump, hell, I even yelled it at him, “BUILD! THE! WALL!”

    …is crazy.

    AGREED. Washington, FS is not American, Fred Reed, just like Cabo San Lucas is not Mexico, in a reverse kinda way.

    (I look forward to reading the rest, though.)

  8. @phil

    Although I agree on your last paragraph, Phil, I don’t believe numbers out of the US BLS, on either inflation or unemployment. On the latter, it is simple as knowing how the numbers are obtained. If one has not worked for long enough to not be getting any unemployment money from the government anymore (or never did), you are not considered one of the unemployed.

    Mr. Reed has been full of shit on quite a bit lately, and worse yet, hypocritical as all get-out. However, he is right that the US economy is, and has been, on a long decline. Get on Peak Stupidity just for a bit and check out the Global Financial Stupidity topic there (scroll down just a tad). The American middle class has been eviscerated over the last 25 years.

    The only reason, Phil, that we are hanging on, is that the US Dollar is still used as the “reserve currency”. It is being propped up by very low interest rates, as controlled by the FED. If the FED were to let rates go up to their natural level (the price of money), then 2 bad things would happen:

    1) The stock market would crash, as people wouldn’t need to put money into that high-risk, built-on-paper market, as they could get decent returns elsewhere. When it crashes, people’s 401 plans and pension funds will make them feel as poor as they’ve actually been all the time.

    2) The interest on the national debt, now at 6% of the budget even at 1.2% average payment rates, will end up at 1/4 to 1/3 of the entire budget! The untenable situation of the impossible-to-pay-off $23,000,000,000,000 debt will become obvious.

    • Replies: @phil
    , @Curmudgeon
  9. Precious says:

    He hasn’t built the Wall, is unlikely to,

    He hasn’t built the wall, but he is building it, and he is on pace to get about 300-400 miles done in time for the 2020 campaign season. Fake news claims he hasn’t built any new wall, but that isn’t true, although he is mostly replacing sections which needed it so far. There are less legal challenges that can be made where a border wall has already been built.

    The wall sections going up so far are common crossing points which forces invaders to cross more difficult areas to reach an open border section. Trump will be campaigning in front of new 30 foot high steel walls in 2020 whether or not Fred realizes this now or later.

  10. HenryT says:

    Re:

    “Throw in Pompeo, a vicious Christian who looks like an ad for bacon fat.”

    “…three hitherto unknown countries–Nambia, Nepple, and Button.”

    LOL!!

    There are, in our enlightened land, innumerable idiots who pronounce Qatar as “Cutter.”

  11. Fred, I read all your columns and enjoy them immensely; so thanks for the good work. You hold Mexico’s culture in high esteem and, as far as that goes, I agree with you. The folks from there I have met or served with seem kind and decent enough. However, the other day the news reported that currently Mexico has the highest murder rate in the world . That seems somewhat incogruent with a peaceful and welcoming culture. Is this fake news or are you viewing the society through rose-tinted glasses?

  12. Kronos says:

    At least Hillary isn’t running again. THAT would have caused the 2nd Civil War for sure.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  13. willem1 says:

    “He hasn’t built the Wall, is unlikely to…”

    …even though the Mexicans will pay for it (which is not even mentioned any more).

    • Replies: @Escher
    , @Trutherator
  14. @HenryT

    Henry, I met a lady who travelled the world as a flight attendant 10 years back who told me it was pronounced exactly that, “cutter”. Ha, I thought she would know what she was talking about.

    What I would like to know is, if more than 1 in 1,000 Americans (and Mexicans too, FRED!) could tell me where the city of Paramaribo is. Maybe I just know because I LUV LUV LUV geography.

  15. @Sean McBride

    The Squad never read Sun Tzu.

    They are attacking before they have shaped the battlefield with overwhelming demographic=political control.

    Maybe the Squad’s stupidity will wake up millions of idiot goodwhites out of peaceful slumber–but probably not.

    So for now there is stalemate. (In DC they call it “gridlock”. When it ends the dark times begin.)

    • Replies: @A123
  16. phil says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    AEN,

    The unemployment rate is based on a monthly survey, not on who is or is not receiving benefits.

    There always are challenges. As of now, the economy is in good shape.

  17. A123 says:
    @Justvisiting

    The Squad never read Sun Tzu.

    None of the DNC and GOP establishment elites have….. They are all about short sighted & immediate returns.

    Trump is playing them like the fisherman plays a Loudmouth Bass…. Err… Bigmouth…

    The census ‘controversy’ is a perfect example. If Trump wins *small* the citizenship question will be in the census. If Trump wins *big* the courts will render citizenship numbers unreliable by excluding the question.

    Is not the truest form of equal representation *Redistricting by Eligible Voter*?

    Each vote would then objectively have equal weight. The biggest threat to this concept is ‘redistricting by citizenship’. However, the courts cannot mandate citizenship based districts after they intentionally make the count of citizens unreliable.

    PEACE

  18. Tony B. says:
    @phil

    Uh, Phil, you believe too much establishment media bullshit. Go to any U.S. city and check out those living on the street.

    • Replies: @phil
    , @athEIst
  19. @buckwheat

    Tulsi’s not that bad … at least not on foreign policy.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Realist
  20. @phil

    What survey? The only survey would be the BLS’s searching through the data from unemployment claims. That’s how they do it. Have you ever gotten a survey?

    There has been a lot of confidence, Phil, since Trump was elected. As ineffective as he’s been in accomplishing ANY of his (advertised) goals as a candidate, he never had any ability to avert the financial havoc that is coming. For now, yes, the market is holding, as people are sure glad one of the sick bunch from the Blue Squad, in particular, the Hildabeast, does not have any grubby claws on the reins of power.

    Do you know that President Trump has been pushing the FED to stop slowly raising interest rates (they’re still way down in the basement), as he wants to keep that stock market party going a little longer?

    • Replies: @Half-Jap
    , @Biff
  21. @Kronos

    Reparations of course means forcing whites who never owned slaves to give money to blacks who never were slaves.

    Yup. Say hello to the white tax. And say goodbye to all your hard-earned cash.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  22. Kronos says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    It means bribing blacks to leave the inner city. This’ll allow the hipsters to gentrify the living shit out of it. The major cities are DONE with black crime and paying for black welfare.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Pepe the Frog
  23. Jobs leaving? Coulda fooled me. There’s a fucking “help wanted” sign in every other window around here.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Brad Anbro
  24. @buckwheat

    Fuck you son, he made an honest and accurate assesment of the situation and nothing recomends Trump. He did refer to your kind though. Tulsi Gabbard is the only anti-war candidate so I hope you get what you want, and that the next war kills you,.

  25. phil says:
    @Tony B.

    How many do you think there are in the whole United States? I have an idea, do you?

    Fred spoke of a “decline.” How many are on the street compared to 5, 10. 30 years ago? What do you think the poverty rate is compared to 1950?

  26. Biff says:

    the Great Double-Wide on Pennsylvania Avenue,

    Trailer Trash America, and either the ex-wife or the tornado is going to get it.

  27. Half-Jap says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I find it rare that people actually take their time to consider how these statistics are derived.
    Last time I looked, the unempl. rate was hovering over 20% according to the way it was derived 30 years ago. Any given US city I visited has been depressing, with so many homeless and trash everywhere, and with every infrastructure I noticed crying out for repair.
    Greatest economy ever, for sure.

    • Replies: @Franz
    , @Eusebius52
  28. @David

    True, but the decline in labor force participation stalled out in 2015. It has increased every year under Trump, albeit only very slightly. Nevertheless, that means that the decline of unemployment under Trump cannot be attributed to a decline in labor force participation. Hours worked have also remained steady, so it’s not the case that “employed” people are simply working less. Finally, employment gains have not been concentrated in the lowest paying sectors of the economy. Any way you cut it, employment has been quite solid under Trump.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  29. @Rabbitnexus

    It’s way too early for Mr. Fred to say “there WAS Tulsi Gabbard.” Those who think they’re in the know said the same about Trump around this time in the last sorry presidential cycle. All the pundits laughed except for Ann Coulter, who was smart enough to know that Trump could win, and now smart and honest enough to admit she was conned.

    The more we hear from the rest of the second-raters, the more the democrat primary voters might actually listen to Tulsi’s anti-war message. The MSM (save Fox) tried to bury Trump, and he wound up getting the last laugh. With voter disgust at the lyin’ MSM running at an all-time high, who is to say that the same will not happen for Tulsi? Anchor-baby Kamala is Hillary – only with a somewhat darker hue, but just as unlikeable. And pre-boomers Biden and Bernie are showing their age (especially Biden), with Warren too shrill to be taken seriously. I miss newly departed Eric Swalwell already.

  30. nebulafox says:

    >The whole touchy-feely do-gooding ratpack of Microaggression worriers, reparations freaks, weird sexual curiosities, race hustlers, bat.-Antifa psychos, and egalitarian enstupidators of universities.

    Thus Sayeth The Donald: “Not to be disdained are these gifts from the gods.”

  31. @Ray Huffman

    Too many of the unskilled and semi-skilled think it’s beneath them to work at McDonald’s or Walmart, and Bernie has wrongly convinced them that they’re worth $15/hour.

  32. The majority of House Democrats voted against impeachment.

    Jerry Nadler can’t lose what he ain’t never had.
    Meat Head’s life is ruined.

    The coup failed. Now what?

  33. Biff says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    keep that stock market party going a little longer?

    The stock market is not the economy.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  34. @Sean McBride

    “The Squad” are just four annoying mosquitoes, though, to me, they are also most entertaining. They only have power because the media have given it too them, and the white, aging, angry Fox News junkies have fallen for the con (as they always do). It’s so hilarious to see them drive Pelosi batty (which she already is anyway).

    OTOH, Jewish committee head Congressional lifers like Nadler and Schiff are the dangerous ones with subpoena power, and they are dumber than dirt and more clueless than these four “women of color.” I’m convinced that AOC will blow DC for greener pastures when Hollywood comes knocking. She’s a much better actress than most of the Hollywood phonies, and would be terrific in one of those mindless half-hour sitcoms.

  35. Truth says:
    @buckwheat

    …Luckilly, you’ll only have to vote for Camacho twice.

  36. Franz says:
    @Half-Jap

    HY:

    You, Achmed E. Newman and Tony B. are the only ones even close on this issue. Also David for noting the radical difference between an economy on the way down (USA, now) with one on the way up (USA, 1950s).

    During that decade entire towns across the USA were getting paved roads, dependable water and electric, and tons of other things. We emplyed our own men for all of that, and the cherry on top was we made most of the parts and fixtures for the little stuff locally.

    Better still was the nation was still on the Dorothy Day “family wage” system, adopted more of less volunarilly by lots of places for fear of a commie/fascist replay of Europe’s 1930s. If you can, check out a movie called No Down Payment, made in the 50s, where people buying new, suburban houses were doing regular jobs like selling cars and pumping gas. Possible now — not. Feminism was not the only thing that killed that off but it didn’t hurt.

    Even the Reagan years had air beneath its wings no free market hack will ever talk about. The young folks in the 50s began retiring in the 80s. These were people with hefty back savings and mostly untouchable pensions. Big difference from now, where Paul Craig Roberts once cited a record number of people over 85 working till they drop. They were the “Generation Out” people who were downsized during the same era and just never got their lives back.

    The economic numbers the DC drones put out are garbage. Pravda wasn’t that bad in the old days.

  37. Wally says:
    @Sean McBride

    said:
    “Where does this volatile situation, which goes far beyond questions about the political fortunes of Donald Trump, go from here?”

    Secession.

    Starve the beast.

    • Replies: @Montana Guy
  38. @phil

    Sure, unemployment is only 3.7% … if you don’t count the 96 million working age persons considered to not be in the labour force. Even if you allow that most of these don’t want to work, there are still somewhere between 6m and 7m who do want to work but are not counted, so real unemployment is north of 7%.

    To another responder’s point, labour force participation in the US is at roughly 63%, pretty much where it was in 1977, when women entered the workforce in large numbers and boosted it over time to its peak at67.5% in the early ’00s.

  39. Fred, never underestimate the ability of the Stupid Party (Repubes) to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. TPTB are in the process of flushing the world economy down the toilet, and they will do to Trump what they did to Herbert Hoover, even with a war that will be ugly for the US from its very first moments. This is how they are going to take down populism in the US and Western Europe once and for all, so don’t laugh too hard at the Silly Party and its freak show, because they will be running things in 2021, and, as the Dead Kennedys once sang, you will jog for the master race that always wears a happy face.

    BTW, ask yourself why we haven’t attacked Iran already … because even our dense chickenhawks have reason to fear it will be no cakewalk.

  40. Fred is right about Dems. He’s wrong about Trump. Period.

  41. Antipropo says:
    @HenryT

    Sadly it’s you who is wrong there. No Arabic speaker am I but if you bother to listen to an Arab I believe you’ll find that the emphasis is often on the first syllable. So QAtar not QaTAR and ASSad not AsSAD

    • Replies: @HenryT
  42. S says:
    @Sean McBride

    They seem to be clamoring for an outright civil war. They are confident that they will win that war because demographic trends are in their favor. They intend to overwhelm and obliterate their opposition through sheer numbers.

    Where does this volatile situation, which goes far beyond questions about the political fortunes of Donald Trump, go from here?

    Good rundown of the situation.

    It looks like they want a ‘Red October’ 2.0 situation with a Russian style ‘Civil War’ to follow. As Solzhenitsyn alluded in some of his writings, the term ‘civil war’ is a misnomer. It’s really a war against identity and peoplehood, ultimately most any identity.

    Expect to see a formal ‘fall of Capitalism’ declared should it transpire, all on the way to the ‘synthesis’ of a world state. [All carefully planned out, too, from this contrived dialectic’s beginnings in 1776 and 1789]

    • Agree: Sean McBride
  43. Any given US city I visited has been depressing, with so many homeless and trash everywhere, and with every infrastructure I noticed crying out for repair.

    America is a nihilistic trash-state. You can see it everywhere – any city, any town. Only the highways afford some respite from the decadence. If unemployment were 1% it’d be exactly the same. There is no fixing it, because the scale and complexity of the problem are completely unprecedented. All we can do is watch it implode.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  44. Nice to see that the old Fred Reed is showing a few signs of returning. The new Fred Reed (aka Mexicuck) was getting on my nerves. Hate Trump all you want, he’s a hell of a lot better than any alternatives the Democrats can possibly come up with.

    • Agree: Ray Huffman
    • Replies: @Wally
  45. gotmituns says:

    Nothing good comes from these dumb wars.

  46. The majority of House Democrats voted against impeachment.

    Jerry Nadler can’t lose what he ain’t never had.
    Meat Head’s life is ruined.

    The coup failed. Now what?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  47. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Tulsi is dogshit. Stop buying the meme. Every single 2020 dem is fucking nuts.

  48. Anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    Tulsi astroturfing hardcore. She’ll never break 10%

  49. @Half-Jap

    Unemployment right now is just slightly over 21%:

    http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

    Yes, these kinds jobs are everywhere: less than 30 hours a week, after-tax take home pay of $6 an hour, and a requirement that you make yourself available 24/7 (which excludes the opportunity to take a 2nd and 3rd job and makes it even harder if you’re responsible for kids).

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @silviosilver
    , @Wally
  50. Democrats = Republicans = Big Money interests. The ENTIRE United States national political
    situation is a big joke and the American people are too stupid to realize what is going on…

  51. @Ray Huffman

    What’s your idea of a “job?” I am a 68 year-old retired industrial electrician, having worked in the Midwest in that capacity for over 40 years. My first job after graduating from high school was with a local canning company (UNSKILLED work), where I made $2.23 per hour. I retired from my final job making $25+ per hour. I could buy MORE with that $2.23 at the time than I can buy with the $25 NOW. Translation: when I retired, I was working for UNSKILLED WAGES. Wake up!

    • Replies: @Anon
  52. jack 1 says:
    @Sean McBride

    Jews dont need activists.
    Their victims do.

  53. Truth3 says:
    @Sean McBride

    -anti-Israel activists
    -anti-Jewish activists

    Are you really that obtuse?

    Jew dominated across the board. Look at the evidence.

    Republicans the same.

    • Replies: @Sir Launcelot Canning
  54. Truth3 says:
    @phil

    Phil, you’re an ass.

    The real unemployment rate skyrocketed above 20% decades ago, and never returned to single digits.

    WTFU.

    • Replies: @anon
  55. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @buckwheat

    Comment #1 = Exhibit #1

  56. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Before any of you takes seriously the next Most Important Election Ever, consider this prediction by another columnist here at The Unz Review:

    “In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.”

    Linh Dinh, June 12, 2016.

    National politics are the Establishment’s way to channel, geld, and harmlessly blow off dissent. If you want things to change, stop voting and encourage others to do so. If nothing else, at least take a different crayon, something other than Red or Blue.

    • Agree: Escher
  57. eah says:

    This is actually a pretty reasonable column from Fredrigo Reedriguez — except perhaps for this part:

    …and jobs are still leaving America.

    Of course jobs will always leave America — the question is: Has there been net job growth under Trump (not that he should get sole credit for that), especially in manufacturing (decimated in previous decades), and if these gains are sustainable — I don’t think anyone can really answer the latter question — also import is altering trade policy to stem future job loss — it’s less clear Trump has made significant progress there.

    From the NYT on Jun 13 2019 — In the Race for Factory Jobs Under Trump, the Midwest Isn’t Winning — The West and oil-rich areas have seen stronger gains than the industrial Midwest, which was hit hard by outsourcing and automation, a new analysis shows

    In President Trump’s first two years in office, factory job growth accelerated, … Some of the 465,000 factory jobs that the country created in 2017 and 2018 are in the most economically beleaguered counties that voted for Mr. Trump in 2016.

    • Replies: @eah
  58. @Franz

    The economic numbers the DC drones put out are garbage. Pravda wasn’t that bad in the old days.

    I totally agree with your view, but they are actually seeking to measure the unmeasurable.

    How do you measure the value of air conditioning in the summer vs not having it?

    How do you measure the value of instant access to virtually infinite data/information (and yes, propaganda on controversial subjects) vs not having it?

    Since cost is not value the effort is hopeless.

    Year to year trends tell you something but not a whole lot, particularly when they keep changing the size and shape of the measuring stick.

    Economics is a truly dismal science, because done properly it serves no agenda and is really hard work.

  59. Ian Smith says:

    (Meerriam-Webster–”Teen: a black between the ages of sixteen and twenty-eight caught on surveillance cameras sacking a business owned by shties”)

    What are shties?

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  60. The scalpel says: • Website
    @Sean McBride

    We need a new political party. Something like Libertarians but with empathy for the common man, not the bunch of economic extremists they seem to have become.

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  61. The scalpel says: • Website
    @follyofwar

    Gabbard just voted to condemn BDS. I fear she is just another head fake. No hope or change

  62. Escher says:
    @willem1

    Trump is a bizarre combination of nationalist and outright liar. Not likely we’ll see another president like him again.

  63. Escher says:
    @follyofwar

    We can only hope Tulsi makes it past the media blackout.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  64. @WorkingClass

    The quest to dump Trump will remain until he is out of office or dead. Now it appears that it’s on to Epstein. They have old pictures of them together, and Trump once spoke fondly of Epstein’s penchant for hanging out with young girls.

    There is more evidence to tie Trump with Epstein than there ever was to tie him to Russia (which was none). The biggest problem for the Dems, however, is how do they tie Trump to the underage prostitution ring without also ensnaring their hero Bill Clinton.

    BTW, if there is one thing they should impeach Trump for it is for tearing up the Iran agreement all because Obama’s signature was on it instead of his. But we know that will never happen.

  65. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:

    Cockatoo

    What an asshole, disrespecting our President like that.

    Aspirations die and you settle for being a crass a-hole in Guadalajara.

    • LOL: TKK
  66. onebornfree says: • Website

    Fred Reed says: “..Meanwhile Trump, who should be an easy target, revs up his fans with carney-barker harangues appealing to the limbic third-grader so prevalent in the psyches of the mid-country. You have to hand it to the guy: He has charisma. Make America Great Again! Never mind that he is presiding over the greatest decline America has ever seen. Build the wall! Build the wall! Yeeee-hah! This sort of thing appeals to those whose minds might be described as uncluttered and, hey, a vote is a vote….”

    Trump or the Dems in 2020?

    It’s all Kabuki theater, smoke and mirrors, or whatever you want to call it. Mueller, Russiagate, Iran, Afghanistan, Epstein, the wall etc. etc. ad infinitum.

    All pure theater. Pure blather and drivel.

    WTF difference does it make who wins another totally meaningless presidential election?

    Reality Fact: Every day, despite Trump, the federal government gets even bigger, rewards itself and its cronies/sycophants with even bigger budgets, and therefor sucks ever more blood from the economy, and takes ever more freedom from us .

    Anyone who doesn’t already know and understand that fact is either not paying attention to the glaringly obvious or, is deliberately ignoring it, or, is actually in favor of a bigger federal government, more wars, more regulations higher taxes, and far less freedom for individuals.

    Reality Fact: Trump is a chimera, a lie, another big government loving deliberate distraction. He has never been in favor of the re-establishment of a small constitutionally limited federal government.

    Trump is a full on socialist and is therefor just as much an enemy of freedom as are the loathsome commie democrat scumbags.

    Reality Fact :

    There is NOT ONE current political candidate who is on record as being seriously committed to radically downsizing the US federal government.

    Reality Fact:

    “The all-important first step toward getting smaller government is to stop supporting anyone who is making government bigger.” [Extracted from Harry Browne’s “Why Government Doesn’t Work”: https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Why_Government_Doesn’t_Work

    Reality Fact :

    Trump, and all the other Dems and Repubs [ two sides of the same coin] is just yet another manifestation of the “more , bigger government, is what we need” scam. Pure deception.

    Bottom line: a vote for Trump, or the “new” Trump, or or any other Demopublican candidate is, as it stands, a vote for an [even] bigger government, more laws, more wars, less freedom.

    See: “The Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” Scam”:
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2017/05/why-donald-trump-wont-work.html

    Regards, onebornfree

  67. @The scalpel

    Scalpel,

    As the old saying goes, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  68. alexander says:
    @follyofwar

    Agreed.

    Tulsi is the ONLY candidate,right now , who matters.

    She is the only candidate , alive, who actually stands , toe to toe, with the American People.

    If the American people have ANY say at all, in whats left of our Republic, she will win the D.N.C nomination by a landslide.

    A “landslide”.

    She is the only candidate who can and will crush Trump in the general.

    Voter turnout for Tulsi in the general election will be “through the roof”.

    It will be highest turnout, for under 45’s …..in US History !

    Anyone who can …..will walk ,crawl, and scratch …..to get to the voter booth.

    Tulsi is the peoples “dark horse”…..who will run this race on their behalf…right down to the wire!

    She is no “Chicken Hawk” Toady…Like the Donald (having betrayed us all ) has proven to be.

    She is going to catch that “Aloha” blue wave…and ride it ……right into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!.

    New blood is coming….and its a “Tsunami !”

  69. “But how can he lose against such a sorry gaggle of embarrassing Democrats?”

    Exactly; just like they did the first time around by running the least electable democrat they could find, Hillary Clinton (and even then having to take obvious steps to undermine her campaign), in accordance with the long-standing plan.

    “They appear set to nominate some creature of the remote fringes, the political equivalent of Rupaul and then, having elected Trump again, they will wonder at length how he got elected. Only in America.”

    Well I don’t think they’ll “wonder” about their own calculated plan, i.e., to portray orange clown’s “opposition” as wanting to eat babies, open the borders, put white people in concentration camps, pay reparations, do away with the concept of gender, teach sexual perversion in schools, trash the 2nd amendment, etc., etc., etc…thus only the apparently somewhat less evil orange clown can save us.

    • Replies: @Pepe the Frog
  70. Realist says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Tulsi’s not that bad … at least not on foreign policy.

    Yes, but on everything she is horrible.

  71. @Justvisiting

    Economics is a truly dismal science, because done properly it serves no agenda and is really hard work

    THIS.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  72. Realist says:

    It doesn’t matter who you vote for the Deep State always wins.

    The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the ‘two parties’ as long as their important issues are maintained. As a matter of fact it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting.

  73. Ragno says:

    I don’t judge an “economy” by the humblebrags of politicians looking for a free lunch of their own; the only metrics that matter to me are 1) the infrastructure, and its relative state of disrepair; and 2) what MG Miles (and many others) refer to as “high-trust society”, in which five thousand in the bank is mitigated by six locks (plus a deadbolt) on your front door.

    I claim no expertise in these matters, but I insist these are concerns as, or more, legitimate than whatever the DC think-tankers happen to be jibber-jabbering over this week.

    PS: by the metronomic schizophrenia I chart Fred Reed by these days, this column represents the Good, or “Gringo”, Fred – the one who seemingly speaks our language and addresses concerns common to most white Americans. (They ought to be the concerns of all native Americans, but old-style poverty pimps, in collaboration with the true deplorables – our newfangled, runamuck race traitors now poisoning public discourse – have nicely begun the process of permanent Balkanization.) However – each appearance of the Good Fred only greases the skids for Gold-tooth Fred, the expat bandido who gets rewarded with popcorn shrimp from Her Highness every time he shits on los blanquitos, and by extension, their orange god-king, El Puto Trump.

    To everyone halfway through that admiring fan-letter to the truth-telling gringo – just wait a week or two, when Gringo morphs back into Gold-tooth…. and listen for the click of the metronome before you hit ‘send’ or affix an air-mail stamp to your mash note.

    • LOL: Clyde
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  74. @follyofwar

    You may be misreading strategic demographic trends, and The Squad may be the harbingers of a radical upheaval in American, European and Western culture. The raw numbers are increasingly on their side, and various intersectionalist factions are becoming increasingly sophisticated about coordinating their political efforts.

    The takeover of the Democratic Party by intersectionalists, people of color activists, feminists, LGBTQ activists and socialists has been so thorough that you can tell that white male Democratic presidential candidates, whether straight or gay, are not really welcome and are considered to be irritating interlopers. That would include Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Bill de Blasio, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Republic
  75. @follyofwar

    Have you failed to notice that the values of The Squad, the Gang of Four, the alt-left — call them what you will — now dominate the rulers of the most powerful machine for authoritarian and totalitarian cultural and political control ever conceived by humanity — namely the Internet, at Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other leading Silicon Valley companies?

    It would be a mistake to underestimate them. This is a growing political long wave in the West, not a mere blip on the screen.

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  76. @Anonymous

    She has captivated the imagination of dissidents because of her soft 7 looks, her irrelevant military “service” and her vocal opposition to foreign wars.

    Aside from that, she is just a different hue of the open border, mass immigration, anti-white dope that makes up the cast of the Democratic field of presidential hopefuls.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  77. @The scalpel

    She’s a member of the CFR. Why anyone would not immediately understand where her loyalties lie is a mystery to me.

  78. @Anonymous

    “What an asshole, disrespecting our President like that.”

    LOL! As if Israeli agent orange clown – who had to lie his way into the white house – actually deserves “respect.”

    “Aspirations die and you settle for being a crass a-hole in Guadalajara.”

    Which would be way above your level, goofball.

  79. @follyofwar

    “The quest to dump Trump will remain until he is out of office or dead.”

    Please tell me: Who wants to “dump Trump” and why?

  80. The demonrat and republicon scam is just for distracting the proles ie goyim, the elections for POTUS are decided years before by the zionists who are in control of America and have been since 1913, it is all theater for the masses and does not mean jackshit, the zionists always win.

  81. @Sean McBride

    Regarding the increasing grip of the alt-left on the Internet, see:

    # Stanford Internet Observatory Seeks to Detect Internet Abuse in Real Time
    https://fsi.stanford.edu/news/stanford-internet-observatory-seeks-detect-internet-abuse-real-time

    A few key topics:

    [MORE]

    -Alex Stamos
    -bad actors
    -Craig Newmark
    -Craig Newmark Philanthropies
    -cutting-edge analytics
    -disinformation
    -Facebook
    -Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
    -keep people safe online
    -machine-learning resources
    -Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation and Trust
    -Renée DiResta
    -Stanford Cyber Policy Center
    -Stanford University
    -terrorist propaganda
    -the common good
    -The Internet Observatory
    -the spread of malign narratives across social networks
    -Trust & Safety Engineering

    How do you think they will define bad actors, disinformation, misinformation, safety, trust, the common good, terrorist propaganda, malign narratives, etc.?

    How will they use cutting-edge AI and machine learning technologies to impose their narrative on American, European and global politics, often in stealth mode?

    How likely is it that operations like the Internet Observatory will turn into an Orwellian Alt-Left Panopticon?

  82. anon[293] • Disclaimer says:

    > Build the wall! Build the wall! Yeeee-hah! This sort of thing appeals to those whose minds might be described as uncluttered…

    Walls work. That’s why there are now 77 of them built around the world. They’ve been used throughout history. Weird how everybody but Fred and the Demonrats try to deny this.

  83. anon[293] • Disclaimer says:
    @Truth3

    Ok, then, unemployment is 20% — with companies begging for job applicants on billboards in my area. Weird, eh?

  84. Rurik says:

    The committee to re-elect Donald Trump

    we’ve arrived..

    • LOL: S
    • Replies: @anon
  85. @buckwheat

    Buckwheat, you just made Fred’s point. It was the part about ‘unfettered minds’.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  86. @phil

    Phil, you must be the last guy in the country who believes the government’s fake unemployment figures. Hint: Shadow Stats….

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  87. @follyofwar

    You have elected Dems who want to win the next election. They are currently the majority and they voted against impeachment. There is a minority of Dems who don’t care about the next election. They care about taking over the Dem party. They have nothing to lose by continuing to call for impeachment even after Trump is reelected.

    Pulling out of the Iran deal was stupid and motivated by Trump’s putting Israeli interests ahead of American interests. But it was not illegal. I still prefer Trump to his enemies but if he does not reverse his present course in the Middle East I will stay home on election day.

  88. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:

    [Well, there was Tulsi Gabbard, who will get my vote.(This doubtless will prove decisive.) She was the only entry in the lineup of stale-bread Democrats who mentioned the wars. She is against. ]

    Only a zionist fool makes such an ignorant statement where should be thrown into a garbage bin, because these lies expose the fact that whoever is making such a statement cannot be trusted.

    To begin with, why did Tulsi Gabbard become a criminal, excuse me, a mass murderer SOLDIER, going to Iraq and killing many victims for the interest of the zionist / imperialist warlords, based on lies? She should have killed the zionist baby killers if she is against the war instead.

    She is nothing but a racist Hindi who wants to get a petty job, you call it ‘president’. She has sold herself to the zionist/imperialist causes many times over, to reach to the position she is in. She just sold herself again YESTERDAY when she along with 398 criminal Zionists voted YES to supported the racist bill against Freedom of Speech, BUD, to serve the interest of her MASTERS the zionit Jews. She is a whore and a fifth column like Trump.

    https://news.antiwar.com/2019/07/23/house-overwhelmingly-passes-anti-bds-bill/

    She is lying when she said is against the Jewish mafia’s wars, because this racist Hindi who killed in Iraq and other Muslim countries invaded by the criminal zionists/imperialists, would have not allied again with the same criminal to vote for the Jewish mafia’s economic war to say YES against BUD and stand tall with known criminals such as Netanyahou, Trump, Clinton, Bush and other baby killers. Shame

    Why did she vote for the zionist wars AGAIN dummies? She is a liar. Only fools fall for her lies.

    Tulsi Gabbard is a racist zionist servant and stands with the criminals to be elected, where she never get. There is already a a fifth column Jewish mafia member in the Black house, Trump. Why do you bother to change this clown with someone else who does the same shit for the Zionist interest to bring down country after country for the western project, ‘greater Israel’

    I Assure you, this criminal project is already in the garbage bin and its supporters will be totally destroyed including this whore. They have committed crimes against humanity many times over and should be brought to justice.

    The world population do not accept more criminals, female or male.

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll497.xml

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @alexander
  89. @Sean McBride

    Mayor Pete, I think, doesn’t belong in your sample of unwelcomed white presidential candidates. Since he’s gay, and married to another man, little Pete is alright with your so-called “intersectionalists.” And don’t forget that both Bernie and Steyer are Jews, which, to the practitioners of Identity Politics, puts them a rung above the rest of the white males.

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  90. Clear thinking stands on it’s own

  91. @alexander

    Glad that you agree with me, Alexander, though you seem to suffer from a little “Irrational Exuberance.” There’s more to be considered than just her anti-war creds, backed up by her military service. I only wish that Tulsi had a child (or two), which demonstrates a commitment to the future. Then she might really be unstoppable.

    • Replies: @alexander
  92. @Sean McBride

    Where does this volatile situation, which goes far beyond questions about the political fortunes of Donald Trump, go from here?

    Either we have a left-wing takeover, that morphs into dictatorship or we go straight to dictatorship via Emergency declaration.

    Human beings are just not ready for self government yet.

  93. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Escher

    That she is being largely ignored (cf., the wall-to-wall coverage given Mr. Trump at this point in the last Most Important Election Ever) and otherwise smeared — i.e., the Ron Paul treatment — says more for her than anything else, including whatever leaves her lips.

    But I maintain that the best way to effect political change is to boycott these sham elections. If nothing else, walk out of the RedBlue puppet show and “waste your vote” on a third party or independent candidate.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  94. c matt says:
    @Sean McBride

    They are confident that they will win that war because demographic trends are in their favor.

    Sadly, they have every reason to be confident.

    • Agree: MikeatMikedotMike
  95. Republic says:
    @Sean McBride

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-24/its-obvious-who-will-replace-trump-after-controlled-demolition-economy

    It’s Obvious Who Will Replace Trump After The Controlled Demolition Of The Economy

    I have been examining the strange correlations between the background and policies of Donald Trump and the background and policies of Herbert Hoover; the Republican president that oversaw the great crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.

    Whether in 2020, or 2024, I believe Trump and the populist revolt will be replaced with a socialist fervor beyond anything we saw during the Obama Administration. Just as conservatives surprised the world in 2016, I believe the hard left will surprise the world

    Looks like the really hard left is coming to the US

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Precious
    , @Pepe the Frog
  96. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Sorry, it should have been BDS not BUD.

    The zionist criminals passes bill opposing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

  97. alexander says:
    @anonymous

    I think you make an excellent point on the overwhelming support in the house for the “anti BDS “bill.

    It is a strange thing that so many representatives of “The People” would vote to exterminate the peoples right to free expression on any topic of their choosing .

    It strikes me as profoundly Un-American.

    It is one thing for a member of Congress to disagree with a pro -BDS activist, it is another thing, entirely, to “exterminate” the activists right to protest whatever they wish …whenever they wish .

    The idea that a majority of the members of the house are so eager to “erase” our First Amendment rights is quite astonishing.

    We can see how tragically “fascist” the US Congress has become, especially on key issues such as this .

    Shameful.

    If there need be a standard law for “legal and illegal criticism” , it should be universal in its application, not specific to one cause or another.

    How profound is this contortion of our notions of American jurisprudence …. to construct a bill which is not equal to all… in its weight , intent and application ?

  98. @Truth3

    Good catch, Truth. Still there are those Episcopalian and Lutheran liberals that support BDS and oppose Palestine’s apartheid. Plus Rep. Omar’s issue with the Israel lobby. As a matter fact that is the only issue where the Left is righteous.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  99. @MikeatMikedotMike

    You hit the nail on the head, Mike. Since there’s no need to vote in the republican primary, I could see registering Dem and voting for Tulsi in the dem primary, because relative to the others she at least claims to want to end these wars and occupations. Or Andrew Yang, for other reasons, including his focus on the continuing automation and AI wave that is about to accelerate and destroy the livelihoods and lives of many millions of Americans, and his NON-emphasis on race and identity division.

    In the general election, though, voting for either of them or any Dem would be affirmatively voting to finish us and our culture off in the USA. I also don’t see Gabbard or anyone else in that field who is not on board with continuing to glorify perversion and mental illness (homosexuality and transgenderism), use the power of government to compel association with and hiring of such people, consign innocent children to the “care” of two sodomites who pretend to be married to one another, and indoctrinating our children on these issues in government (“public”) schools.

    I’ll actually be voting in the dem primary for the first time ever. But voting for them in the general election is out of the question.

    I mean, even a guy like Yang who can talk like a normal human being, often give straight answers, not obsessively talk about race in resentful platitudes, and rationally consider the automation/unemployment issue from different angles … then raises his hand with the other sheep when asked at the debate whether they would force us taxpayers to give “free” medical care to illegal aliens.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    , @Rurik
  100. Most important is the volume of workforce that is working in industries, that make products for export. I would say that, that part workforce is still declining, US used to export lots of cars airplanes and military hardware. Sale of these items due to competition is declining. Latest bubble were products for communications, but these are declining now also due to Chinese competition.
    Most of military budget is digested by by US military camps all over the world.
    US has now permanent trade deficits with most countries of the world ,which is the most significant factor in decline of the value, and so the purchasing power of the dollar.
    Every new administration is promising balanced budget, but than nobody cares.
    This cannot go on forever.
    Trump has a correct ideas but so far he did not achieve stopping the bleeding of the economic power of US.
    (Obviously it is not so easy.)

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  101. @anonymous

    Agreed wholeheartedly with your last statement.

    Anyone who lives in a slam-dunk State, at the least, should be voting for a third party. This means any State where the margin of victory for their preferred “lesser of two evil” “major-party” candidates is huge, such as California and New York. Third parties should get ten million votes just from those States.

    Preferably a nationalist, pro-peace, anti-mass-immigration party. Failing that, vote Libertarian. Green or some state-specific party like (CA) Peace and Freedom if you are more on the left. Whoever, just start with the premise that the democrats and republicans are not an option. The establishment has got to go, and that includes the pretend opposition, whether “dem” or “repub” in a given State.

    • Replies: @Whosirmesir
  102. Almost like it was by design, eh Fred.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  103. @anonymous

    In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years.

    Linh Dinh is incorrect here because this premise is absurd. Barack Obama was never, ever, ever touted as a political outsider. Political outsiders aren’t sired by Harvard-trained government economists and don’t major in political science at Columbia. Obama was touted as a wickedly intelligent and consummate apparatchik who just happened to be blackity-blackity-black. He never ran a revolutionary campaign, and he succeeded in implementing large portions of the agenda he did run on. That was the whole problem.

    If you want things to change, stop voting and encourage others to do so. If nothing else, at least take a different crayon, something other than Red or Blue.

    Precisely wrong. Do not stop voting and do not throw your vote away on third-party protest candidates with no chance. If you consider yourself to be anywhere right of center, your highest probability of securing a somewhat acceptable outcome is to vote Republican. Support Republican candidates and the Republican Party apparatus, despite the fact that much of it is dumb, dysfunctional, and cucky.

    Linh Dinh is a gifted wordsmith. From a purely technical standpoint, he is one of the best (if not the best) writer here at Unz. I will readily concede as much. But he has no sensible opinions on any subject requiring a greater grasp of reality than a set of Lincoln Logs.

  104. Rurik says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Rep. Omar’s issue with the Israel lobby. As a matter fact that is the only issue where the Left is righteous.

    but the Left isn’t on Omar’s side.

    If they were, then Tulsi wouldn’t have been the only one to bring up the Eternal Wars for Israel.

    I love it when these guys come up with handles like Sean McBride. More like ((Sean McBride)).

    The elephant in the living room is Israel. Any moron can see that by now. We are spending untold trillions of borrowed money on insane moral atrocities in the Middle East, and even tho that is money that could otherwise be spent on liberal-progressive issues, like health care or infrastructure, it’s all tossed down the rat hole of wars for Israel without so much as a peep from the DNC and Democrat potus candidates.

    At least Tulsi is against the Eternal Wars, so the leftist, controlled ((media)) will no doubt ‘Ron Paul’ her.

    Zionism means two things simultaneously. Racial purity and tribal ascendancy for Israel + Racial dilution and cultural and spiritual sewage for all Western nations.

    And, the people of the dying ((murdered)) West, are expected to pay for both.

    What they can’t afford, they can borrow from Jewish operated banks so that America’s progeny will be eternal debt slaves to ‘The Jews’.

    It is written.

    Anyone who supports Israel, supports the death of their own nations and people. And no more so than the (especially white citizens of ) ZUS of A.

    Sheldon Adelson perfectly epitomizes everything that is rotten about the US. Slavish fealty to a murderous and treacherous Israel, (who obviously did 9/11, with some help from the Deepstate and ((media)) + open borders for America and the entire West.

    We’re living in a murderous, genocidal hate-fest of Jewish supremacists raining down horrors upon the world, and raping America dry, as our political class all shove and elbow to be the most servile toady to the $upremacist fiend.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  105. @Ian Smith

    What are shties?

    The s-key is adjacent to the w-key. Shties are whites, fat-fingered.

  106. alexander says:
    @follyofwar

    Hahahaha..

    I don’t really suffer from “irrational exuberance” all that much….I just like the idea of a candidate who actually has the potential to “re-ignite” enthusiasm from the American voter.

    It seems like it’s been forever that Americans look forward to even voting anymore……They all just
    despise our corrupt government , our lying establishment media, and all their trotted out “dunce cap” cronies….

    Who can blame them ?

    …The entire stable of DNC candidates…are total “duds”…..They are all corporate sell out stooges.

    .Everyone knows it.. …Everyone sees it.

    But in Tulsi they can see something ….something “real”….something “them”.

    She will get young Americans “fired up”…more than they have ever been “fired up” before..

    She hits the nail on the head..on nearly every single issue….most especially what we care about most ….War and Peace.

    She is the “new path”…..

    Americans are going to take it, …..just you watch.

  107. M.Anthony says:

    “Fred, please stop making fun of our Democratic puppets, I mean, candidates. We are paying good money for them.”

    Sincerely,

    MIC, Wall Street, AIPAC, Big Oil, Big Pharma

  108. This is kind of a cup half-full/cup half-empty type of thing.

    If the Democratic candidates are so idiotic that Trump is sure to win, it’s also true that they’re so idiotic that they’re sure to lose.

    Think, for example, if we were confronted with a Kamala Harris running on a platform that meant she might win.

    …I still want Trump. It’s a pity that’s the best we can do, but that’s not an argument for selecting someone worse still.

    In fact, I don’t think we’re out of the woods yet. My guess is that the Democrats select Biden/Harris, the two of them start furiously rowing for the middle of the stream, they get massive Zionist funding (the Zionists fund both sides these days, in case you haven’t noticed), and the media assures us these two are the wise choice.

    …and they win. And it’s open borders, war in Iran, reparations, gun control, mandatory drag queen story hour, and whatever else vile there might be that’s escaped my attention.

    Oh yeah. We’ll ineffectually virtue-signal about global warming — but no fear. We won’t actually do anything.

    So pray for der Donald. It’s a mildly nauseating thought, but he’s the best we can do.

  109. AS everyone in the world is acutely aware, Donald J. Trump (aka ‘The Ugly American”) is ruining America!

    He is clearly trying to conduct himself as President of the United States as he has played out his personal and business lives for almost 7 decades. As almost everyone now knows, those efforts have been a complete disaster.

    Various suggestions/recommendations have been made as to how this problem might be addressed. They include, but are not necessarily limited to, demanding that the media remain completely silent about his nefarious ideas and/or actions, banning him from all social media, have him resign from office through frustration or ill health, actually die in office, impeachment or assassination. Although these and other inputs are noteworthy, all of them would take far too long to implement, if ever. In the meantime, the former greatest country in world continues to sink inexorably and deeply into the proverbial toilet as it is now doing!

    The other reason that a more immediate option is needed is that more than 50% of all American voters are really stupid and will vote for him. Don’t take anyone’s word for it – have a look at the U.S. world standing in anything to do with intelligence, education or common sense! Dismal, to say the least! It is a guaranteed certainty that this scrap heap of ne’er-do-wells will vote him in for a 2nd year term in 2020. The country simply cannot survive another +/- 5 1/2 years of Donald Trump as President. It is imperative that something be done – and soon!

    The only reason nothing has worked so far is that everyone assumes that the only solution to the growing problem must involve Donald Trump personally. Wrong – it doesn’t! Something around him needs to be altered or changed since he simply cannot be changed at more than 70 years of age. This is where the United States of America “can kill 2 birds with one stone” – so to speak!

    So here goes!

    Just as Trump has recently celebrated his 73rd birthday (16th June) so has the United States celebrated its 243rd (4th July) as a republic. They are both well past their “sell by ” dates! The solution is so very much easier and more effective than anyone could imagine. Both of them need to be shut down NOW!

    A solution was offered many years ago about how the U.S. could fix their immigration problem more easily. Their efforts in the intervening years have been spectacularly unsuccessful. In fact, immigration has undoubtedly worsened!

    Simpy this – shut down the United States as a country now. Take all of the redneck states, violent criminals, gun owners, military, KKK, Born Again Morons, paedophiles (aka the Roman Catholic Church) and all right wing groups and attach them to Mexico.

    This also gets rid of a majority of the illegal immigrants in one fell swoop. Included in this total should be all non citizens of Canada or the U.S. northern or blue states. Mexico has complained for decades, if not centuries, that most of that land belongs to them anyways. They should be delirious with this gift and we can top that off by renaming their country – wait for it – Red-Nexico!

    All of the NON redneck states, which will now be referred to as the Blue Provinces, will be joined up with Canada in a parliamentary system. The new country’s name, subject to a referendum of choice by all voters could be Can-America! Which has a nice ring to it. With those blue states would come most of America’s ‘cream of the crop’ such as universities, industry, minerals, food supplies, fresh water (The Great Lakes, for example), nuclear power and so on. Firearms of any kind would not be allowed!

    Sorry, those living on the west coast of America have a question???

    No unfortunately, California goes to Red-Nexico which normally would not be the case. However, the U.S. might as well take credit for turning it over to Red-Nexico before it tumbles into the Pacific Ocean in the not too distant future!

    Added to all of this will be a 50 kilometre (kilometres because both new countries are metric whereas the U.S. is one of only 3 countries (the garden spots of Myanmar & Liberia are the other 2) in the world that isn’t! This open 50 kms strip would be a “no-go” zone between Red-Nexico and Can-America. Anyone entering the zone will be deposed of immediately by drone. This is a far cheaper and much more effective solution than Trump’s wall which still has not had 1 new mile (oops – 1.609344 kilometres – sorry!) built in his +/- 30 months in office! The only way to travel between the two countries will be by air – never by land, sea or road) thus keeping the riff raff out of Can-America!

    So there you have it in brief. There are a huge number of details to be worked out but with a voter referendum system being a key part of Can-America, the politicians will no longer have freedom to declare war or attack other countries, increase the federal or provincial budgets, fund a military budget out of proportion to its defensive needs, education and medical coverage improvements, a complete overhaul of infrastructure, etc., etc.

    There are a number of details to be worked out regarding a myriad of issues. The sole precondition will be that no retired or current political or military personnel in Red-Nexico, Can-America or the former United States will ever be allowed to be part of any arms reduction discussions.

    So, in many ways, this proposal amounts to killing off a number of deadly birds with 1 stone as nothing of importance will ever again be allowed to be decided by the PMI – political-military-industrial complex!

    Freda

  110. Anonymous[256] • Disclaimer says:

    Funny the debates on who gets to be president never seem to end, with no resolution afoot. For many non-Americans outside the Eurocentric spheres, American elections boil down to electing a democratic war criminal or a republican one. End of.

  111. @RadicalCenter

    Well said.

    Opinions differ, but in regard to my own every other issue flows downstream from immigration/demographics.

  112. Rurik says:
    @RadicalCenter

    I could see registering Dem and voting for Tulsi in the dem primary,

    I should do this too.

    By elevating Tulsi and her message, it would put additional pressure on Trump to resist the Jewish supremacist demands for war on Iran.

    The American people, (indeed, the entire planet’s people!), have to come to terms with the glairing fact that the world is engaged in an existential battle between the forces of Zionism vs. the forces of human dignity, decency and self-determination.

    If the supremacists prevail, (and there is every reason right now to expect that they will), then the rest of us are all going to know exactly what it’s like to live like a Palestinian does. (or a Kulak or a Polish officer at the edge of a forest’s ditch, or a German after defeat, or any number of pitiably souls that have known the true nature of the eternal Jewish supremacist).

  113. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Yes.

    To see how NOT serious our rulers are about getting the federal government out of debt, look what happened to U.S. Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky)’s recently proposed budget.

    It would have reduced the federal government’s (on-the-books) FOUR TRILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION Dollar annual budget merely by $183 billion. That represented a two percent reduction in spending other than Social Security and debt interest. Yet it was supposedly “too extreme” and didn’t even get half of the republican senators’ votes.

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/austere-budget-plan-paul-goes-senate

    I think we could reduce military spending by $50 billion per year just by closing some of our hundreds of bases abroad — not even the majority of them. It is far cheaper to house and provision those troops here in the USA. (As a side benefit, soldiers would be spending their money not in Germany, Japan, South Korea, or Qatar, but in a hundred different American towns near the new or expanded bases.)

    The interest alone is up to $479 billion for fiscal year 2020, which starts on October 1, 2019.
    Senator Paul’s cuts are needed just to offset the continuing increase in interest payments.

    https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-federal-budget-breakdown-3305789

    Speaking of not being serious about paying down the fed gov debt, the fed gov is passing up two fairly large new sources of revenue. And the tax needed to generate each pool of revenue would affect a relatively small minority of people in the USA. Legalize marijuana federally and levy an excise tax of 10-15%. That will be a surprisingly large pool of revenue.

    Then levy an excise tax on remittances of cash flowing out of the US, as Trump proposed in his campaign book (yeah I know, don’t hold your breath), at least 15%. Such remittances in 2017 were already about $625 billion and increasing faster than the rate of inflation. Remittances are likely over $700 billion in 2019, so a 15% tax likely would yield over $100 billion in the first year.

    Over four years, reduce military spending by $200 billion, reduce domestic spending by $200 billion, and take in at least $200-250 billion from new fed excise taxes on marijuana and remittances. That’s an improvement of $600-650 billion or more in the fed gov’s annual budget deficit right there.

    Without touching social security, Medicare, Medicaid, troop levels, or troop salaries/pensions/benefits.

    https://www.pewresearch.org/global/interactives/remittance-flows-by-country/

  114. It was once said, “All the Democrats have to do is not be crazy, but they can’t even manage that.”

    If the economy tanks they can even win while crazy.

    I’m too old to worry about ammo. I just ordered some more popcorn.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  115. RobinG says:
    @alexander

    +1

    Tulsi is the peoples “dark horse”…..who will run this race on their behalf…right down to the wire!

    Seabiscuit.

  116. RobinG says:
    @follyofwar

    Exactly, and I’m not that worried about BDS.

    Tulsi Gabbard on Occupation of Palestine, BDS, Accountability

    • Replies: @alexander
  117. @anonymous

    ““In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. ”

    Revisionist history by an individual unfamiliar with Obama’s accelerated ascent within the Chicago Machine. Extreme short story: Obama was groomed and won 3 essentially unopposed bids for Illinois state senator, before running and (with, among other powerful entities, the help of the Chicago Tribune, who torpedoed his opponent Jack Ryan’s campaign,) winning the Illinois US Senate seat. He later went on to not know a single thing about Rod Blagojevich’s attempt to sell his soon to be vacant senate seat to the highest bidder while running for president.

    Anyway, Obama was not touted as an outsider. Some remember him being touted as a messiah, similar to Jesus, but he was touted more as Magic Negro Moses, orphaned by his true father to be raised among the enemy, only to rediscover himself and his destiny to lead his peepsols out slavery and into the promised land.

    Of course he was the worst type of charlatan; a half white African rich kid raised in Hawaii with no connection to African slaves in the US, and certainly had no desire to help poverty entrenched, inner city negros with anything. His association with them was purely a stratagem; he used them to sell his “black enough” image to get elected, and then he incited them to release the 11th plague (the Ferguson effect) upon America as his parting gift to the imbecilic negros and guilt ridden and naive whites that voted him into office.

    Bush was an absolute, unmitigated disaster for the US. Obama was all of that, plus he managed to rip the scabs of racial tension right off the entire country, all the way to the bank.

  118. @follyofwar

    The current center of gravity of the Democratic Party is increasingly being defined as:

    -economic ideology: socialist
    -ethnicity: Arab, Asian, black, Hispanic, Indian, Palestinian, “people of color”
    -gender: female (feminist and anti-patriarchal female)
    -political ideology: authoritarian, cultural Marxist, globalist, intersectionalist
    -regional orientation: Third World
    -religion: atheist, Muslim
    -sexual orientation: homosexual, transgender

    In this scheme of things, Jews are being defined as whites, and Jewish males are being defined as “privileged white males” — even “white supremacists.”

    Straight white males — and all the Western values they represent — are of course the supreme fountainhead of all evil.

    “Intersectionalism” is the term that the alt-left uses to describe itself, and its ideology and agenda. Spawned in academic “gender studies” programs over the last decade or two, it is now rapidly conquering the Democratic Party.

    From the standpoint of important factions within the Democratic Party, Pete Buttigieg (gay), and Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer (Jews), are privileged white males whose presence on the left is barely tolerated. There is an emerging angry rumble just beneath the surface: go away. This is no longer your political party, no matter how much you may grovel before the new regime.

    This radical transformation on the left and among Democrats has occurred so rapidly since 2016 that many political pundits still haven’t clocked what is going on.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  119. Hilarious.

    “limbic third-grader”? You are projecting, Fred.

    The Squad is repeating perfectly the Master Narrative of the public schools, media, and entertainment.

    That’s what it looks like. They are not aberrations. Abraham Lincoln could not deliver a coherent speech with the politically correct narrative because it is imbecilic.

    All communists suffer from the same delusion Fred is under: my beliefs are correct. It’s just that Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, etc. were bad people who did not implement true communism.

    So Fred rails at the very people who are best representing Fred. As if he was any different.

    No Fred – a serious objection to Trump can be seen with examples like Ron Paul’s writing. He is merciless with Trump for good reason with the debacle in Venezuela, with Syria, fealty to Israel, etc.

    Ron Paul’s objections arise from his belief in limited (constitutional) government and the Bill of Rights.

    People that just hurl names, who will not reveal their axioms causing such disdain – it is always because they know they cannot defend their own beliefs.

    Fred really hates something at the core of American identity, but he never makes clear what it is. Private property? Freedom of speech? What is it, Fred?

    Being uncouth doesn’t have a thing to do with whether we should have trial by jury or star chambers. You can’t hang such disdain on Trump being brash.

    It looks like Fred’s wife wears the pants in that family. She hates Trump, therefore Fred must.

    When you are a beta cuck, you really will believe in your heart the things you feel you must believe to serve the one wearing the pants.

    So you sound like Fred and his Squad, rather than Ron Paul.

    You can’t distance yourself from them Fred. Whether your beliefs are sucking up to the wife, or whether they are real, it doesn’t matter. You are on the squad.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  120. @silviosilver

    True, but the decline in labor force participation stalled out in 2015.

    Sure, it levelled off between 2013 to 2015, but it has been essentially stuck around 63% since then, with little to no statistically significant improvement since then, and, in fact, it remains at levels last seen in the late 1970s.

    https://www.bls.gov/charts/employment-situation/civilian-labor-force-participation-rate.htm

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  121. Precious says:
    @alexander

    The Democrats have more control of their primary process than the Republicans do, and the media follow their orders. In 2016, Hillary wanted Trump promoted in the early primaries.

    Tulsi doesn’t have the resources to break through the barrier and win the nomination. She also isn’t interested in building a wall so far.

    • Replies: @alexander
  122. The reason we have these older Dems like Biden and Pelosi are because they have been strangling young Democrat leaders in their cribs. With Chuck and Nancy holding a pillow over little Tulsi’s face, she might not make it to the second round of debates.

    Andrew Yang is a little more scrappy.

  123. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brad Anbro

    You are right , you point to the key issue not only in the US but in Europe . In the last 40 years we had to work more and more for less and less .

    My personal experience , as a physician in Europe , is similar to yours , along the years more and more work , more and more responsabilities , more and more qualifications , for less and less money ( in real buying power ) .

    A catastrophic evolution of the salaries , indeed .

  124. alexander says:
    @RobinG

    I just got a notice from Tulsi’s campaign that Google actually SHUT HER DOWN right after the debates.

    Tulsi was over the top …. both during the debates and in searches and hits, right after …..so they SHUT HER DOWN !

    Nobody was permitted to access her campaign..for HOURS.!

    Shameful , shameful , shameful .

    What a pernicious manipulation of online traffic.

    She announced she has filed suit against Google.. I hope she wins at least a 100 billion in punitive .

    What the heck has happened to Google ?

    Are they totally under the thumb now , too ?

  125. @Achmed E. Newman

    The American middle class has been eviscerated over the last 25 years.

    The controlled demolition of the American economy started in the 70s. Dropping the gold standard was the beginning of Volker’s insanely high interest rate, which made offshoring jobs more economically feasible, and easier to buy off the political whores in Congress.
    The last 25 years is the carcass of the long eviscerated middle class.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  126. @Biff

    Read first, then spout off.

    (freakin’ Commies …)

  127. @Kratoklastes

    THIS minus “is really hard work.” Please. It’s inside desk work, and you only have to predict things right about 1/3 of the time to be a full-fledged GURU.

  128. Precious says:
    @Republic

    Comparisons to Herbert Hoover fail because the USA of 1932 is not the USA of 2019. In 1932, America was a largely white homogeneous nation. Disputes were ideological.

    In 2019, America is a largely heterogeneous empire of competing nations and races. Ideological conflicts like populism vs socialism are no longer important even if no one understands that yet. What is important is what your race and next what your religion is and that is how you will vote. Trump’s designated successor will be going for the white vote. And each election more whites will abandon ideology and vote white regardless of how they feel about socialism, libertarian, populism, fascism, etc…

  129. alexander says:
    @Precious

    She has already broken through .

    It’s a done deal.

    The establishment media, with all its “cloaking devices”, cannot hide her popularity.

    Everyone knows she’s the one.

    I bet she will have all the resources she needs when the time comes…

    She is going to win the nomination …

    by a “landslide”

    and she is going to take the White House too.

    Just watch.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
    , @Avis
  130. @Justvisiting

    Yes, I agree, JustVisiting. Shadowstats is a great service to those who really want numbers that tell what’s really going on. As far as your good points on measuring value, the BLS uses substitution and hedonics. However, it’s hard to get it all right, even if the BLS NOT trying to BS the population.

    Peak Stupidity has expounded on the (intentional or not) shenanigans of the green-eyeshade boys in the Bureau of Labor Statistics in:

    Measuring Inflation: Hooked on Hedonics,
    The Solution for Dilution is Substitution,
    Hedonics – Pleasure from Products and Services, and
    Hedonics in the Current Era of Cheap China-made Crap.

  131. @Curmudgeon

    I can agree the destruction started way back, but the real thinning out of the middle class is something one could recognize by the 1990’s IMO.

    On the gold standard, Nixon took us off of it, as otherwise the French would flat run us out, as they wanted to get rid of their US dollars around 1971. That caused massive inflation by the mid-70’s. Worst was perhaps the 79-80 bout of it, at which point Jimmy Carter (one of the few things he did right), appointed Paul Volcker as FED chairman.

    Yes, Volcker brought interest rates way on up, to where mortgage rates were running in the very high teens. That’s what had to be done to let the price of money go to its natural rate, well, other than firing the FED, which is what REALLY needed to be done, but is politically impossible.

    Offshoring the jobs was done via politics, starting in the 1980’s a bit, but only gangbusters by the mid-1990’s, as Clinton sold off America, with the full approval of the Red-team-led Congress. I think they can be bought off by a few bucks and some pussy (Clinton’s case), so I don’t see the connection between the interest rates and the buying off of politicians.

  132. Art says:


    Oh my – Kamila Zilla has her claws out for America – Tulsi to the rescue!

    Tulsi Gabbard says Kamala Harris ‘not qualified’ to be commander-in-chief

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, argued Tuesday that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is “not qualified” to be president because she has no background in foreign policy.

    Gabbard made the comments during an appearance on Fox Sports Radio’s “Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis.”

    “I think one of the things I’m most concerned with is Kamala Harris is not qualified to serve as commander-in-chief, and I can say this from a personal perspective as a soldier,” said Gabbard, who served in Iraq as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. “She’s got no background or experience in foreign policy and she lacks the temperament that is necessary for a commander-in-chief.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tulsi-gabbard-says-kamala-harris-not-qualified-to-be-commander-in-chief

  133. Exador says:

    I never thought I’d vote for a democrat, but Tulsi makes more sense than the rest of them, on both sides, put together.

    • Replies: @alexander
  134. alexander says:
    @Exador

    Right !?!

    Don’t doubt it…..we ALL feel that way.

    Can you imagine how happy Americans would be , knowing we now have Tulsi in the Oval Office.

    They would be going crazy, happy !

    They would know that Tulsi has our “backs”..because she DOES…she really does.

    They would know that Tulsi…. will engage the world as an authentic representative of OUR VALUES as “Americans” ..

    NOT our “corrupt”, “lying”, “warmongering”, “22 trillion national debt”, “destroy our country” , “destroy the world”,”Neocon”, “chicken hawk “elites.

    What a breath of fresh air.

    I mean…”Holy Cow.”

    What a difference.

  135. @alexander

    Not. gonna. happen.

    • Replies: @alexander
  136. eah says:
    @eah

    Jobs but mostly not for Americans.

    • Agree: Z-man
  137. @The Alarmist

    The point is that its stabilization means that decline in unemployment is real, and not simply an artifact of declining labor force participation.

    For the purpose of illustration, if unemployment declined from 10% to 5%, but labor force participation declined from 70% to 65%, then the measured decline in unemployment is spurious – unemployment is only lower because people have left the workforce, not because they’ve found jobs.

    But if unemployment declines from 10% to 5% and labor force participation remains unchanged, that indicates the decline in unemployment is likely real.

    I say “likely” real rather than real, because it’s possible the number of hours worked has declined, in which case being “employed” doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing any more. But as I pointed out, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, hours worked have not declined, nor has hourly pay.

    All in all, the employment picture is solid.

  138. Agent76 says:

    Jun 29, 2019 Democrat Far Left Push Makes ‘Never Trumper’ Declare Support For Trump

    Democrat Far Left Push Makes ‘Never Trumper’ Declare Support For Trump. The Democrats are beyond losing their supporters. In one story published in the Wall Street journal a man who refused to vote for Trump in 2016 has now declared he will be supporting the president in 2020.

    June 28, 2019 Picture: How many candidates would give up their own private healthcare policies for government run Medicare for all and how many would give Medicare to all to illegal aliens?

    The first picture was a show of hands of how many candidates would give up their own private healthcare policies for government run Medicare for all (2 hands), the last picture how many would give Medicare to all to illegal aliens.

    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/the-first-picture-was-a-show-of-hands-of-how-many-candidates-would-give-up-their-own-private-healthcare-policies-for-government-run-medicare-for-all-2-hands-the-last-picture-how-many-would-give-med/

  139. HenryT says:
    @Antipropo

    Re: Sadly it’s you who is wrong there. No Arabic speaker am I but if you bother to listen to an Arab I believe you’ll find that the emphasis is often on the first syllable. So QAtar not QaTAR and ASSad not AsSAD.

    I do speak Arabic. The English word’cutter is pronounced on the first syllable. So is the Arabic word ‘Qatar’. So what? You stupidly missed the point, which is the comical mispronunciation of the Arabic, and not merely the change of position of the accentuated syllable. Americans cheerfuly murder foreign languages all the time. But arguing with ignoramuses is a waste of time.

  140. alexander says:
    @Robert Dolan

    That is “exactly” what the Brits said,……at the time of the American Revolution.

  141. @Marshall Lentini

    There is no fixing it, because the scale and complexity of the problem are completely unprecedented. All we can do is watch it implode.

    If you really believe that, then I’m not sure why you even bother to post. Perhaps it fits some psychological need of yours to spread defeatism – a psychological need probably no more complex than “misery loves company.”

    Also, aren’t you bothered by the illogic of your claim that unprecedented problems cannot be fixed?

    • Replies: @Marshall Lentini
  142. @HenryT

    Americans cheerfuly murder foreign languages all the time.

    So failing to perfectly replicate the native pronunciation is “murdering” the foreign language in question? That seems like an unreasonably high standard, especially when you consider the routine mispronunciation of English words by foreigners. Maybe lighten up a bit?

  143. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @alexander

    You are right.

    Tulsi NOT ONLY voted against Palestinians and Free Speech, but in another bill she voted against

    an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting “unauthorized military force in or against Iran.”

    Even a zionist pro Israel, Adam Schiff anti Trump, voted Yes, but not the racist zionist Hindi Gabbard, who like Trump is a pathological liar. She is a warmonger, otherwise she would have not gone to Iraq to kill the Iraqi people.
    She says and does whatever is required to be selected and then kills millions of Muslims to hold onto power to serve the interest of her MASTERS. She is worthless.

    She is a warmonger in the service of the Evil empire. Don’t trust her. There is No difference between Trump, the Jewish mafia member, and this zionist stooge, Tulsi Gabbard.

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll463.xml

    [On July 12, seven Democratic representatives quietly voted against an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting “unauthorized military force in or against Iran.” Introduced by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in the midst of the Trump administration’s escalating provocations toward Iran, the amendment ultimately was approved 251-170. By voting against it, these Democrats were placing themselves in the most hawkish wing of the Democratic Party. ]

    http://inthesetimes.com/article/21974/murphy-gottheimer-cuellar-lynch-khanna-iran-war-amendment-ndaa-democrats

    After all, Tulsi Gabbard is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the policy making center
    for EVIL EMPIRE.

    • Agree: Republic, DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @anonymous
  144. @Eusebius52

    Yes, these kinds jobs are everywhere: less than 30 hours a week, after-tax take home pay of $6 an hour

    The lowest average hours in a BLS industry category is “Leisure and Hospitality.” Jobs in this industry make up about 10% of all jobs.

    $6/hr strikes me as a wild exaggeration. I doubt you have an objective basis for the claim.

  145. @HenryT

    Take it easy, Henry. Most people who don’t speak a language will try to get the pronunciation of a word to fit whatever consonants/vowels/accents they know. If it sounds like “cutter” (first syllable accented) as near as you can tell, then that’s your best pronunciation.

    Do you ever hear announcements over a P/A system, say at an airport, in a language you don’t know? Your mind will try to fit the sounds in with some words you know – usually resulting in nonsense, but sometime into some sense that is still, of course, absolutely wrong.

    The Chinese say See-ahh-too for Seattle, as that’s the best they can do. I don’t give ’em shit for it, either.

  146. @Sean McBride

    This radical transformation on the left and among Democrats has occurred so rapidly since 2016 that many political pundits still haven’t clocked what is going on.

    I call it the “bug on the windshield” effect. The bug just never sees it coming. The goodwhites are the bugs. Demography (=destiny) is the speeding car.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  147. @Justvisiting

    Economics is a truly dismal science, because done properly it serves no agenda and is really hard work.

    Economics can’t decide our values for us, but it enables us to predict the economic effects of various policies, meaning that, given a set of values, it enables us to distinguish between sound and unsound policy.

    What’s so dismal about that?

    Would you prefer we had no such reliable means of predicting or measuring the effects of policy?

    • Replies: @Franz
  148. @Montana Guy

    Oh please. Shadowstats is to economics what Infowars is to talk radio.

  149. @alexander

    It is a strange thing that so many representatives of “The People” would vote to exterminate the peoples right to free expression on any topic of their choosing .

    Like “the People” they supposedly represent, they have been drenched with Zionist messaging all their lives: Israel good, opponents bad / our greatest ally / a beacon of light in the mideast. Not to mention that more than a few of them owe their seats to Jewish lobbyists, whose favor isn’t given for free.

    • Replies: @alexander
  150. I voted for Obama……and Trump.
    Hillary began to lose me when she cowered in front of the Black Lives Matter crowd, her comment “ All Lives Matter” trounced on, she quickly recanted.
    And my vote for Trump was opposition to GOP Establishment.
    And Guns…… 2016 Bernie Sanders made a great pro gun statement: most gun owners are lawful and no problem.For this Dem leaders pronounced Bernie as a gun nut.
    I was not surprised Trump won.
    Same dynamic in play now.

  151. @Freda Lipshitz

    Freda: So many words, so little sense.

  152. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    I have made a mistake.

    Tusi Gabbard did not vote. She abstained. According to the link I provided.

    However, to me to be abstained means you cannot stand against the zionist wars, therefore, your message as anti war candidate is an empty slogan to fool the public.

    Why did Tulsi Gabbard not vote YES along with Omar,Ocasio-Cortez or even the zionist Adam Schiff and instead she abstained?

    Sorry for the mistake.

    • Replies: @alexander
  153. @Anonymous

    “Tulsi is dogshit.”

    Which if true, would be much more preferable than the evil orange clown.

    • Replies: @Sane Left Libertarian
  154. Wally says:
    @Silverknight

    said:
    “Hate Trump all you want, he’s a hell of a lot better than any alternatives the Democrats can possibly come up with.”

    You nailed it.

    Anyone who infuriates The Usual Enemies of Free Speech is OK in my book.

  155. alexander says:
    @Beyond Vegetables

    Yes,

    I understand what you are saying…but the ” messaging” has always implied a “sympathetic synergy” in values and beliefs, between the two countries.

    When a law is passed, robbing Americans of their inalienable right to protest what they wish to, when they wish to..it throws one humongous , unconstitutional wrench in the works of the alleged “shared values” between the two countries.

    It is no longer a case of “giving” something to Israel, like increased funding for defense (or what have you) , but a case of actually taking something “away” from every single American citizen.

    Something quite” dear”.

    The right of Americans to speak their mind, when, and if , they wish to.

    This is a big mistake.

    It creates a wedge between Americans and Israel, that did not have to be there .

    The bill should never have made it to the floor.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  156. DanFromCT says:

    Thanks Fred, but none of what amounts to implicit threats of white genocide has any existence that’s not granted to it in the kosher media’s public theater nor would any of it exist but for Republican jackasses who sanction and legitimize this white-hating vitriol as constitutionally protected speech. It’ll probably also never dawn on the rubes that it was the Republican congress and Trump that passed the Dem budget when the former controlled it all, not least giving Planned Parenthood everything they asked for as I recall. The only story in the news in a free country would be the Epstein investigation of Israel and its American fifth column’s espionage and entrapment of our political elites, unraveling it all back to their assassination of JFK and responsibility for 911, for starters.

  157. Wally says:
    @Eusebius52

    That’s what happens when the low IQs over breed.

  158. Yang n gabbard are the only ones with a chance to beat trump.

    How many here with an escape plan when shit really hits the fan?

  159. MBlanc46 says:

    Forget about the nose, Cyrano. Get a brainoplasty.

  160. alexander says:
    @anonymous

    No worries.

    Hey…..we all make mistakes.

  161. Funny how good goy Fred takes another swipe another swipe at Pompeo, making sure to remind us all of Pompeo’s christian faith, while being sure to avoid any mention of Sheldon Adelson and the other AIPAC jews actually pushing for war with Iran. Somehow it’s all the evangelicals fault.

    • Replies: @Republic
  162. @phil

    “Uh Fred, the unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, the lowest rate since the 1960s.”

    Damn, son. I’ll bet you also believe that elections are conducted by counting the votes and the one with the most votes wins.

  163. @gotmituns

    She’s the pizza faced mannish girl who’s pretending to be antiwar while taking contributions from defense industrialists.

  164. I’ll be leaving the first box on my ballot blank for the first time since I voted in the 70’s. I am not going to support the pandering, fatal platform that whoever the Dem nominee is will be on board with (reparations, releasing violent felons from prison, open borders, “I hate white men”, etc.). But I can’t in good conscience vote to have as the leader of the free world a semi-literate, ignorant, narcissistic rapist with the temperament of a spoiled 5-year-old, especially since no one in his party will rein him in.

    The Dems have committed suicide. They could win comfortably by committing to drastically reduced Pentagon budget, aggressive but sensible immigration reform, and siding with police instead of BLM, together with painting the president as a childish, dangerous, and unfit lunatic who sides with violent dictators. But they have committed to the professional victims and AIPAC, and in so doing have handed the GOP another 4 years.

  165. @Anonymous

    Well, at least he has a screen name.

  166. @Montana Guy

    Ahem…that was uncluttered minds.

  167. @Harold Smith

    Which if true, would be much more preferable than the evil orange clown.

    True, but neither she nor Andrew Yang has a snowball’s chance in Maui of winning the nomination.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  168. @Rurik

    “If they were, then Tulsi wouldn’t have been the only one to bring up the Eternal Wars for Israel.”

    When did she actually refer to forever war as “eternal wars for Israel”? She acts as though Israel isn’t involved at all.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  169. Kamala Harris emerged into politics as the protege of Willie Brown, the political gangster who functioned as the Boss of Corruption in California’s state legislature for decades. Her entire record — utterly unexamined in the bogus media — is unsavory. She is a gangster, like her teacher. The reason she is running is to split the California ballot against Bernie & Warren. Biden wrote the law that multiplied America’s prison population by 600%. As a “representative” from the state of Du Pont, he has always represented Wall Street’s entrenched hereditary wealth and its war on the rest of us. Expect to see him rammed down our throats by the utterly corrupt (as in Willie Brown) “Democratic” Party machine. Expect to see the same criminal rigging of primaries as torpedoed Bernie in 2016, notably in NYC. Expect to see the Donkey Gangsters blame it on the Russians again. Or maybe the Chinese, or Iran, or Hamas. Whatever. Blind fools will be fooled again. It’s an American tradition, brought to us by the occupation government on Wall Street.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  170. @alexander

    A fool born every minute. Tulsi is just another cardboard cutout Zionist shill. She would do the bidding of her masters, just as all before her have done. Presidents yield no power, they are just marionettes, put on parade for all to love or hate, whichever emotion you choose is fine, as it is all part of the show. Division is the name of the game, while nothing ever improves for the working stiff and the never ending wars just go on, and on, and on.

    So follow on mein sheeple, and never ask yourself why nothing ever changes, no matter who’s supposedly in control. It’s a big club my friend, and you ain’t in it.

    P.S. Political parties with their “super delegates” pick the candidates. They could give two shits about what John Q Public wants. Does the name Ron Paul or Bernie Sanders ring a bell?

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @alexander
  171. @Sane Left Libertarian

    ‘True, but neither she nor Andrew Yang has a snowball’s chance in Maui of winning the nomination.’

    Well, the highest peak in Maui is ten thousand-odd feet. I’d guess every now and then, you could have a snowball.

    Hey: somebody in the media might snap and run an approving commentary. It could happen.

  172. @Sane Left Libertarian

    If everyone would do the same, it would be the first step in REAL political reform..

  173. @alexander

    ‘…It creates a wedge between Americans and Israel, that did not have to be there .

    The bill should never have made it to the floor.’

    If it actually creates a wedge between Americans and Israel, that’s a good thing.

  174. @HenryT

    ‘…Americans cheerfuly murder foreign languages all the time. But arguing with ignoramuses is a waste of time.’]

    How are we on spelling them?

  175. @Johnny Walker Read

    “Tulsi is just another cardboard cutout Zionist shill. She would do the bidding of her masters, just as all before her have done.”

    But will she become a suicide bomber? Is she willing to take personal responsibility for giving the orders which may destroy her own country, herself and her family, for the sake of the hopeless agenda of a gaggle of devil-worshiping jewish-supremacist madmen?

    Because this is the what the jews need in a “president” nowadays. Now that all the low-hanging fruit has been picked and the risks have grown exponentially, just being a dime-a-dozen “shill” will no longer suffice.

    “Presidents yield no power, they are just marionettes, put on parade for all to love or hate, whichever emotion you choose is fine, as it is all part of the show.”

    On the contrary, “presidents” (especially post 9/11 “presidents”) hold the most powerful and unaccountable political office the world has ever seen. That’s why they had to kill JFK. That’s why they had to kill George Patton and RFK. That “presidents” like the evil orange demoniac choose to become the willing agents of the satanic collective is something else entirely.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  176. @RadicalCenter

    I’m in a slam-dunk state, but I don’t think I’ll take your advice. Not that it doesn’t make some sense, but I’m not going to vote for anyone I don’t think would make a good president. I’d rather leave the ballot blank.

    If the Never Trumpers in the Republican Party had any sense, they would ask everyone in the country to cast a blank ballot in the Republican primaries. Rational Democrats, if any, would cross over to blank vote.

    I think Trump is positioned to lose the 2020 election. He squeaked through the Electoral College in 2016, and the one thing you can depend on is that the Democratic parties in squeak-through states will certainly try to steal enough votes to win them this time around.

    Still, Fred is right – if the Dems nominate one of the usual gang of idiots, Trump could do it again.

    • Replies: @One arm Joe
    , @Rex Little
  177. @Freda Lipshitz

    I believe this was essentially the plan that the Confederacy had.

  178. @Sane Left Libertarian

    The Dems have committed suicide. They could win comfortably by committing to drastically reduced Pentagon budget, aggressive but sensible immigration reform, and siding with police instead of BLM, together with painting the president as a childish, dangerous, and unfit lunatic who sides with violent dictators.

    But then they wouldn’t be Democrats.

  179. Uri says:
    @HenryT

    Just wanted to mention that cutter is one of the several ways to pronounce Qatar. Remember they use different letters and sounds than we do with several different possibilities. I myself have heard it almost as gutter.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  180. Ragno says:

    Trump won in 2016 not due to anything he said or promised, but because the alternative had reasonable people shitting their pants in fear.

    2020 will be more of the same – and then some.

    • Agree: Pepe the Frog
    • Replies: @silviosilver
  181. @Uri

    I’ll continue to pronounce it as catarrh.

  182. @Ragno

    AGREED!, Ragno, and I too pointed out that Mr. Reed is a schizoid in his writing, about 5 to 8 columns ago. Wait not only for Mr. Reed to become the Frito Bandido again, but he will make sure to ream out the volunteer or poorly-supported good Americans that have been working their asses off politically to stop some of the BS that Reed writes about in his “Good Reed” columns.

    I guess the problem is that he isn’t on a health plan, so he has to go up to Washington, FS for his meds … oh, and to vote in a foreign country.

  183. You are going to Mordor … on the Potomac. Geezus lad be careful. The Orcs and… stop by K and J and say hi for me.

  184. @Ragno

    What Trump said had everything to do with him winning the nomination, and much to do with winning the election too. You really think Jeb would have fanned the flames of anti-Hillary indignation to quite the same extent?

    • Replies: @Ragno
  185. @Whosirmesir

    Slam dunk state? Where is this gaggle of drunks and churchians that is hidden from meh hungry prying eyes? Sound like just what I need quite frankly Mr. Shankly as I’m a sickening mess that needs a break from the 21st century Texas statists always breathing down my neck ..

  186. @J. Alfred Powell

    What do you think of Andrew yang? Just curious as to how you think of him.

  187. @silviosilver

    I didn’t say “unprecedented problems cannot be fixed”. I said the scale and complexity of the problem are unprecedented, i.e., no society at this scale and complexity has ever been “fixed”. I would also argue that almost no society can be fixed, in that sense.

    I’m not sure why you even bother to post. Perhaps it fits some psychological need of yours to spread defeatism

    Sigh. It’s been how long, fifteen years? I’m not sure why you even bother to reply. Perhaps it fits some psychological need of yours to avoid unhappy thoughts even in the face of overwhelming evidence and make yourself seem superior by lambasting “defeatism”. Wasn’t it you who once insisted that on a long enough timeline and as a mathematical certainty, whites will go extinct?

    And is it really so difficult for you to imagine that maybe I just like to kill some time over my morning coffee?

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  188. Franz says:
    @silviosilver

    Would you prefer we had no such reliable means of predicting or measuring the effects of policy?

    YES.

    About as reliable as a buzzard in a blizzard.

    There’s nothing reliable if there are no borders and lots of hoarders. American corporations are sitting on tons of money they are clearly not investing here. Hoarding is a hanging offense in war time and the USA is always at war, so…

    Or the money freely moves to Mexico, China and any other place that brings a higher investment return. This might be good for Hollywood millionaires but makes for a lousey opportunity spread for people in the US who actually produce things.

    If your economics wants the return of Small Town Free Enterprise the US had till malls and fast food pits flattened it, I’m totally agree. But Milton Freidman and Austrian economics seem to have won that round.

  189. alexander says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    Yes,

    I was “fooled” into the Iraq War.

    When they said it was Saddams’ anthrax deposited in Tom Brokaw’s office….I believed.

    When they said it was Saddams’ anthrax deposited in Senator Leahy’s office….I believed.

    When they said Saddam was accumulating “Yellow Cake ” from Niger…….I believed.

    When they said Saddam was the leading sponsor of Al Qaeda…I believed.

    When they said Saddam was “amassing WMD’s and preparing to “mushroom cloud” the USA….I believed.

    I believed what I was told, because I could not imagine , for the life of me, that any American would ever, actually…deceive another American…… into WAR.

    After the horrors of WWI and WWII….I could not even imagine it.

    To this day,…….. it still shocks me.

    What a shameful betrayal of the public trust.

    And yes, I suppose you are right, there is a ” club” that enjoys defrauding the American people into illegal war, mass murdering millions of people who never attacked us, and bankrupting the nation in the process……

    But I ain’t in it.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  190. anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    Now I understand everyone shits emotional right now.”

    President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

    🙂

  191. @Harold Smith

    JFK, Americas first president who attempted to submit the USA to UN rule, lock stock, and barrel. Patton and RFK were not presidents and do not belong in this conversation.

    But will she become a suicide bomber? No, presidents always send others sons and daughters to die.

    Is she willing to take personal responsibility for giving the orders which may destroy her own country, herself and her family, for the sake of the hopeless agenda of a gaggle of devil-worshiping jewish-supremacist madmen? Yes, she will do as she is told. Here she is kissing Jewish hind parts:

    “1961 Iron Mountain Report on the desirability of Peace. Public Law 87-297 passed (Arms Control Act). War is viewed as „the basic social system“,
    within which others are secondary modes of organisation, conflict or
    conspiracy. Peace would bring unrivaled social disruption, according to world planners. War is considered „a necessary waste that operates outside to the normal economic >supply and demand system< It creates artificial demand and spurs technological advances. War = Nations. Peace = No nations.
    The elimination of war requires elimination of Nation States.

    1961 US State Department Publication 7277 „Freedom war“ published.
    It proposed the gradual surrender of all American forces to a worldwide
    police force in a three-phase program. (document removed from publication in 1963).

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  192. @alexander

    We as decent human beings with a moral code find it very hard to believe our leaders could act in the ways you listed. All we want is to be able to work hard and provide a good living for our families. We cannot imagine such evil occupies the seats of power in all nations.

    We cannot afford to just blindly follow this scum any more, many who “Don” a coat of decency and are anything but. If we don’t put an end to this political charade, we are all doomed. Education is a good place to start, and this video will help awaken all who chose to do so:

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  193. Ragno says:
    @silviosilver

    I think every time Jeb appeared in public with his wife, he sent an unmistakable pro-immigration message – remember, his campaign was selling Mexican knick-knacks (guacamole bowls, ceramic sombreros, etc, all emblazoned with Jeb! 2016) in exchange for contributions – that only underscored Americans’ exhaustion with runamuck third-world immigration – not to mention their general exhaustion with the Bush ruling dynasty.

    When Trump announced that he’d build a wall, get Mexico to pay for it, end our involvement in all wasteful middle-east military quagmires, and generally spearhead so much winning that we’d “all get tired of winning all the time”, what the most hopeful conservatives realistically took from all that blather is that at the very least, his administration would decisively push back against 25 years of soft-shouldered surrender by donor-bought Republicans more distrustful of the Americans they were supposedly representing than their ideological opponents – who openly despised them.

    Now you can make the (pretty strong) case that Trump hasn’t nearly pushed back enough, and that he’s distressingly timid once he’s no longer on Twitter….but it would be hard to argue that his constant references to “crooked Hillary” – along with crooked Hillary’s wicked-witch responses, to Trump and his ‘deplorables’ – didn’t remind every voter in 2016 of who the clear and present danger actually was.

    • Replies: @Pepe the Frog
  194. Well done, Fred.
    Reading the comments here seems to indicate that ancient alien believers are correct in the view that our human DNA was altered ages ago in order to provide amusement for intergalactic tourists that now visit Earth regularly.
    By now they must be getting pretty bored…………….

  195. Bill99 says:

    Thanks for finally coming around to see the value of Trump. He saved us from Hillary and broke the spirit of Democrats. Yes, he will win in 2020. Just lie back and enjoy it!

  196. Republic says:
    @John K. Arate

    There are some reports that Reed’s wife is a “converso,” that is a person who converted from being a jew to becoming a Catholic in Spain.

    There are many such persons living in Mexico

    That information used to be on Reed’s website, but got deleted. He seemed proud of that fact.

  197. joannf says:

    Fred is always and only, click bait

  198. Rurik says:
    @Twodees Partain

    “If they were, then Tulsi wouldn’t have been the only one to bring up the Eternal Wars for Israel.”

    When did she actually refer to forever war as “eternal wars for Israel”? She acts as though Israel isn’t involved at all.

    it’s a given

    Recently I was having lunch with a few folks I know, (one of them being a typical liberal Jew), and somehow as occasionally happens, politics came up, and when I demurred my opposition to the “wars”, the glance I got from the liberal Jew, was telling.

    (So, you’re an anti-Semite)

    Being an ‘isolationist’ or ‘American firster’, (pejoratives used to impugn the character of patriotic and decent men) has always been equated with anti-Semitism, from Charles August Lindbergh Sr. to his son the famous aviator – being smeared for not wanting to slaughter people on behalf of Jewish supremacy, has a long and sinister history in our young republic. Just ask Pat Buchannan.

    So for any politician, (Tulsi or Rand or others), any talk of peace is de facto anti-Semitic.

    It’s isn’t mentioned as such, openly, but when I said I was against the wars, the reaction was palpable. ‘Oh, you’re one of those’.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  199. buckwheat says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    You are a pretty much a stupid fuck thinking that a democrat will change its spots. There is no such thing as an anti-war democrat, only dumbasses like you that fall for their lies.

  200. They are going to elect Trump. Again.

    You hit the nail on the head. It was not easy to lose to Trump in 2016, but so-called “Democrats” achieved that. If anything, their agenda and “leaders” became even less palatable. So, they are in good position to accomplish this fit again in 2020. Maybe that’s the plan of the real puppet-masters moving “Democratic” and “Republican” dolls for our benefit?

  201. @phil

    This is to those that grab a “BELIEF” of a political view and hold on to it as if it is a precious diamond. Stop watching television programming.

    You spend way too much time staring at the boob tube and regurgitating the garbage. Start reading a few history, philosophy, political science, economic books and drop the old dogma of BS you were taught and open your mind up to questioning all things and most important your own deeply held beliefs.

    Read opposing views and do not own any belief tightly. That is the toughest job. It is so easy to attack someone else but to be critical of what we belief is very difficult as our big fat egos seem to try to block knowledge.

    You have potential to expand your knowledge so give it a shot. We have little time left in the USA and Europe to work out the problems and we need to be united to fight the beast.

  202. @Marshall Lentini

    I didn’t say “unprecedented problems cannot be fixed”. I said the scale and complexity of the problem are unprecedented, i.e., no society at this scale and complexity has ever been “fixed”. I would also argue that almost no society can be fixed, in that sense.

    Okay, so “problems of an unprecedented scale and complexity cannot be fixed.” It sounds just as baseless to me.

    I’ll give you credit for one thing though: you make environutters look impressive. After all, if we accept their catastrophist verdict on ‘climate change’ (which I emphatically do not), it’s hard not to admire the energy throw into saving the planet. If they were anything like you, they’d be advising us there’s nothing to be done save to watch it all burn.

    Sigh. It’s been how long, fifteen years? I’m not sure why you even bother to reply.

    Because I have an unyielding faith that even a miserable wretch like you can be redeemed.

    Wasn’t it you who once insisted that on a long enough timeline and as a mathematical certainty, whites will go extinct?

    Yes, in the absence of some racially exclusionary mechanism, that will indeed occur. Racial attitude alone can’t prevent it, since no matter how strongly a white parent may oppose mixing, there’s no guarantee this attitude will be passed on to the child.

    However, even if there’s no possibility of establishing some means of racial exclusion, there’s still a choice between a racial hard landing and a racial soft landing. If you’re fated to go extinct, it’s preferable that the process be smooth, or perhaps even pleasurable. That way, at least you could say, well, sure, whites went extinct, but it was such a fun ride all the way down, who can blame them. The way things are going though, it’s not a fun ride – it’s an ordeal. To me, that means there’s still something worth striving for. Whereas for you it means, give up, put all pretty thoughts out of your head, freedom sucks, women suck, capitalism sucks, everything just sucks. It’s a wonder you even bother to wake up, let alone fix yourself a coffee.

    • Replies: @Marshall Lentini
  203. @Johnny Walker Read

    “JFK, Americas first president who attempted to submit the USA to UN rule, lock stock, and barrel. Patton and RFK were not presidents and do not belong in this conversation.”

    To the extent that’s true (and I would argue that the UN doesn’t “rule” anything), it’s irrelevant. The point which still stands is that the office of president is a very powerful office, and that’s why the “deep state” cannot afford to let anyone occupy that office who is not their trusted agent.

    But will she become a suicide bomber?

    “No, presidents always send others sons and daughters to die.”

    Apparently my point escaped you. Those were the good old days. Nowadays, with a resurgent Russia and an ever-more-powerful China, which both increasingly resist the evil empire’s depredations, and especially now that we’ve gone back to the nuclear brinkmanship of worst part of the cold war era, any new war, e.g. a war against Iran, could become a nuclear war.

    Is she willing to take personal responsibility for giving the orders which may destroy her own country, herself and her family, for the sake of the hopeless agenda of a gaggle of devil-worshiping jewish-supremacist madmen?

    “Yes, she will do as she is told. Here she is kissing Jewish hind parts:”

    Nonsense. You’re making the absurd implication that all politicians are indistinguishable cookie-cutter automatons. If you’re going to make that claim then you have to explain: Why didn’t Obama try to start a war with Iran rather than come to some kind of terms? And why didn’t Obama withdraw from the INF treaty? And why did Obama sign the “New START” treaty with Russia?

    Tulsi Gabbard is not going to become a suicide bomber for jewish-supremacist madmen.

  204. @Kronos

    Where will they go, that they won’t turn instantly into Haiti on arrival? The African creates Africa wherever he goes. To claim otherwise is to believe in magic dirt that miraculously converts IQ-55 cannibals into sober, hard-working, productive, thrifty Protestants just by standing on it.

    “Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret et mala perrumpet furtim fastidia victrix.”

    • Replies: @Kronos
  205. @alexander

    Tulsi Gabbard, you say?

    She wants to ban fossil fuels to fight against “global warming,” she simultaneously wants to surrender to the Taliban in Afghanistan but also says she wants to continue all the other the ruinously expensive endless wars in the Middle East against “terrorism” (presumably the tanks and jet fighters will run on solar power and unicorn farts), she takes huge amounts of money from donors in India, she wants to write the Second Amendment out of the Constitution, she is–like Bernie Sandars–promising infinite quantities of free shit forever to the Free Shit Army, she wants wide-open borders in order to “keep families together,” she wants even more special rights for trannies and pederasts, more free infanticide money for Planned Parenthood, she wants to nationalize the entire medical industry and the entire insurance industry in order to put the entire country on Medicare, and on and on and on and on and on.

    I don’t doubt that she’s “the people’s dark horse.” It’s just that the people she works for aren’t us. She’s just another foaming-at-the-mouth America-hating Maoist zealot. Look though I might, I can see no daylight between her and AOC or any of the other far-Left crazies. I guess she could possibly be a little more entertaining, because she and all her family are also connected to a Hare Krishna splinter cult called “Identity Science,” run by one “Jagad Guru” (real name: Christ Butler).

    Now, a Hare Krishna running for President. Doesn’t that just give you goosebumps? Though I’m still holding out for a Kamala Harris-Maxine Waters ticket. All aboard for Clown World! Honk honk, fren.

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    , @Johnny Walker Read
  206. @Harold Smith

    to portray orange clown’s “opposition” as wanting to eat babies, open the borders, put white people in concentration camps, pay reparations, do away with the concept of gender, teach sexual perversion in schools, trash the 2nd amendment, etc., etc., etc

    So, they plan to tell the truth, then?

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  207. @Republic

    Coming? The hard Left has been here since 1933.

  208. Kronos says:
    @Pepe the Frog

    That’s the question, nobody wants to pay for black welfare and crime for the next 100 years (Detroit, LA, Baltimore, etc.)

    I’m sure there are “understandings” and/or laws in place to prevent City A from sending its “best” via bus ticket to City B. (Though insurance companies have played that game state-to-state with opioid addicts.)

    I’m guessing Portland Oregon is stocking up on white homeless people to act as a future shield against black migration. “We have a serious problem, there’s just not any room for anyone. All welfare/section 8 resources are spent. It doesn’t matter if you have reparation money Mr. Jamel Jones.” But city managers are likely shitting their pants just thinking of a black underclass surge.

  209. @Ragno

    I must agree.

    I liked most of Trump’s rhetoric even as I knew 99% of it was impossible to accomplish. (“When you’re up to your ass in alligators it can be easy to forget that you were supposed to drain the swamp.”) And he has disappointed more often than not.

    On the other hand, he enrages all the right people. When he sends a social media message or makes an offhand remark from the podium that has steam shooting out the ears of everyone from Ilhan Omar to Nancy Pelosi to Chris Matthews, I laugh. Just by not being crazy cat-lady Hillary, he has saved civilization for at least four more years. Just by not letting Hillary get into a position where she can order the Navy to bomb Russian bases in Syria–as she promised on camera multiple times that she intended to do during the campaign–thereby starting World War III, he has saved all our lives in a very literal sense.

    Any semi-conservative-ish judges we get on the Supreme Court are a bonus–and that’s where the real power is anyway in post-Constitutional Ameri-Kwa. There is no law, only the whims of the Nine Kings in Black Robes. Since 1860, everything, and I mean everything, that matters is legislated from a judge’s bench, without any of that messy politics (by which they mean “democracy” getting in the way. And while AOC and Omar and Kamala Harris are throwing public tantrums over Tweets, he’s putting solidly conservative judges into the federal district courts all the way up and down. Well, maybe “conservative” isn’t the word, but maybe civnat, who still have some tenuous grip on reality and grasp that they work for the taxpayers and not the other way around and who aren’t actively trying to destroy civilization. When and if Ruth Baader-Meinhof finally finishes dying, I personally hope he puts Robert Bork on the court as her replacement. It’d be hilarious. I’d watch on CSPAN and eat popcorn.

    But even if he doesn’t do that, if he does nothing but play golf the rest of his term in office, he’s saved us just by not being Crazy Hillary, and for that I am willing to tolerate some bent campaign promises, because what’s the alternative? Tulsi Gabbard, who’s even more batshit insane, even further Left, than Hillary was? Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, no.

    Anyway, none of this matters, because we’re in Clown World now. Remember, you can vote your way into Clown World, but you can’t vote your way back out. Honk honk, fren.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  210. @Pepe the Frog

    “So, they plan to tell the truth, then?”

    Most likely only a partial “truth” which is a lie. Apparently they say whatever they feel they need to say to accomplish the immediate goal. Whether or not some part of what they say can be deemed to be “truth” in some meaningful sense is irrelevant under the circumstances.

  211. @silviosilver

    Okay, so “problems of an unprecedented scale and complexity cannot be fixed.” It sounds just as baseless to me.

    The point is that there’s no evidence a priori that such problems can be fixed.

    If they were anything like you, they’d be advising us there’s nothing to be done save to watch it all burn.

    Yea, they’re pussies – like you.

    there’s still a choice between a racial hard landing and a racial soft landing.

    If you have enough money, I guess.

    As for the same straw-man about me you’ve had since 2009, I have no interest in it — or you. Time to grow up, man.

  212. Doug1943 says:

    “The only people who want war are Bolton, the Jewish lobbies, and Israel.” There are indeed several “Jewish lobbies”, but you are wrong about all of them wanting war.

    When you say “Jewish lobbies“, you must include J-Street: https://jstreet.org/ which is in fact more representative of American Jews than AIPAC and has been the subject of furious assaults by the ultra-Zionists.

    Of course, there have always been some Jews who dissent from Jewish nationalism of any sort. But J-Street probably speaks for many American Jews, as witness the fact that American Jews are more critical of Trump on Israel than American Christians are. See here: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/05/06/u-s-jews-are-more-likely-than-christians-to-say-trump-favors-the-israelis-too-much/

    It’s the most powerful weapon the ultra-Zionists have, to be able to equate opposition to their own brand of Zionism, as anti-Semitism. Anyone who talks about all “Jewish lobbies” wanting war with Iran falls right into that trap.

  213. Anonymous[404] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    That picture is the definition of try-hard. Not sure what he’s trying, hard, to achieve, though.

  214. Trutherator says: • Website
    @Cyrano

    “Leftward” only means centralizing power in the hands of a few. Socialism means moving the greedy and power-mad from ambitious Wall Street offices to guys who will decide who gets what and who does what (always starting with themselves) while blaming the bourgeoisie for the resulting poverty they caused.

    These “right wing reactionaries” and Wall Street billionaire oligarchs, and their servants you talk about like in the CIA, did their best to prop up Manuel Zelaya in power in my wife’s birth country of Honduras.

    The U. S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens lent his PUBLIC support to Zelaya’s attempted running auto-coup and fake referendum early on. They found the pre-counted results in computers in a secret office of his State Department, run by the Cuba-educated mastermind of these auto-coup conspirators, Patricia Rodas.

    But Hondurans of ALL kinds rebelled against this Chavista takeover attempt. News networks in the States refused to cover the super-massive demonstrations against Zelaya that year, which is why the world’s people were caught by surprise and were fooled into thinking it was an old-style coup.

    My family knows a member of one of Z’s cabinet. Z. promised him he would be president for life, and gave him a million dollars. US$ dollars.

    Hillary phoned Micheletti personally to order him to return power to Zelaya. He said No, no! She asked him what would it take, a veiled bribe offer. He told her only an invasion.

    An American colonel who had been at the Palmerila base warned that Chavez would be soundly and roundly humiliated if he tried his threatened invasion of Honduras.

    Chavez offered Micheletti three million dollars to return Zelaya to power. He said No! Every civic, commercial, political, and religious organization except for the Communist-run teachers’ union and the usual professor-bent students roared in anger against the Chavista auto-coup.

    This is the main reason my Honduran family welcomes even an invasion of Venezuela to overthrow the meddling imperialist wannabe Chavista regime.

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  215. @willem1

    Mexico has sent it’s own troops to the south border and is paying there for a wall of enforcement to stop the border jumpers. My Honduran wife, sweet woman, despises parents who put their kids at such great risk on that journey. And we all know that the women who trek north knowingly expose themselves to tape and robbery. Probably 80 percent of them get raped on the trip, paid coyote or not. ==> In the caravans it happened a lot too.

  216. @Sean McBride

    Fred, you left out the homos.

  217. Curiously, the press rabble in Washington pride themselves as being on the Left. Say what? Howzat again? The Left used to be the party of the working man, the party supporting unionization, often at risk of bodily harm. They were against wars. Working men got killed in them for the benefit of the arms industry.
    Today’s alleged Left is the party of white coastal upper middle classes against the working class, whom they name deplorables. The racial minorities, with whom the elites strictly avoid associating, serve as voting fodder.

    Thank you Fred for putting that so clearly! I have no doubt that this confusion over the terms of debate: Left, Right, Centre, Communist, Socialist, Liberal, Conservative, Anarchist, Progressive, Reactionary and all the rest was done deliberately to make it well-nigh impossible to have a debate with people that you do not know intimately (and even then it is often seriously fucked up!)

    Good article! Puts the situation in perspective like few others.

  218. Cyrano says:
    @Trutherator

    Capitalism is better at creating wealth. Socialism is better at redistributing wealth. Elites in any system will first redistribute wealth to themselves and only then they will think what to do with the rest. If there is no wealth do redistribute, socialism can’t create miracles.

    Then, on the other hand, for countries that don’t need creating wealth – such as countries already rich in natural resources – like Venezuela – they are better off with socialism. Capitalists will only rob a wealth from resource rich countries and redistribute that wealth among themselves and their sponsors in US.

    Why do you think US attacked all those oil rich and socialist countries like Iraq and Libya and has its sights set on Venezuela now? To bring them democracy? Yeah, right. What kind of democracy did they bring to Libya? Sure, Muammar Gaddafi distributed few billions to himself and his sons, but with the rest of it he sent thousands of students to study abroad on government expense, among other things.

    US would not only never send their students a broad, they wouldn’t even send them an inflatable sex doll to entertain themselves. I am glad that capitalism is working so well for you, but don’t try to play smart deciding which system is better for which country – let people in their own countries decide what system is better for them.

    • Replies: @redmudhooch
  219. Wow. This one really brought out the Trumptard in everyone.

    Everyone should take note that all the censorship is taking place on Trumps watch. Trump regime ordered the arrest of Assange and Manning. Trump has called for Snowden to be executed.

    Trump regime gave Big Tech a huge tax break, free money. Trump regime is defending Big Tech overseas. Good luck if you’re waiting for Trump to defend free speech. Especially speech critical of Israel, Jews, or capitalism.

    Is Tulsi perfect, no. She has been the most outspoken on Israel and their war crimes. Trump is by far the most pro-Israel puppet in US history, admin is stacked with Zionists and pro-Israel Evangelical nut jobs. I’ll take my chances with Tulsi.

    Trump warns France of tariffs in retaliation for taxing US tech companies
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/07/27/601971/US-Trump-France-tariffs-Emmanuel-Macron

    I think healthcare will decide 2020. Trump and GOP have failed on that. Trump won because his opponent was Clinton. Sanders, Yang, Warren or Tulsi would easily beat Trump. I don’t think immigration decided the 2016 election, maybe among low IQ Faux news/Breitbart morons like Wally, Trump can’t win with only those votes. Low IQ morons that seriously think Democrats are socialists or communists. LOL! Or that CNN or MSNBC or socialist.

    Low IQ right wingers: “We hate Israel! Why won’t anyone call out the Jews!!”

    Ilhan Omar: “Its the Jews!”

    Low IQ right wingers: ” Fuck Ilhan Omar! That un-American nigger!!! Send her back! Arghhh!”

    Ilhan Omar : “Can’t fix stoopid!”

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    • Troll: Pepe the Frog
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  220. @Cyrano

    Capitalism is a system of minority privilege and class rule based on the private ownership of means of livelihood. This gives a few rich capitalists the power to buy and sell jobs, which means they can build or destroy entire communities that depend on those jobs.

    Capitalism is a system in which the principle of one dollar, one vote, dominates that of one person, one vote. Those who own the most shares (bought with their dollars) control giant corporations, many of which are more powerful than all but a few governments. Rich people also use their money to dominate the elections that are supposed to give us all one, equal vote. Under capitalism those with the most money are entitled to the most goods and services as well as the most say in directing our governments and our economy.

    Capitalism proclaims the virtue of naked self-interest, but self-interest without regard for morality, ecology or common sense leads to environmental degradation, destruction of indigenous communities, colonialism, imperialism, mass murder, genocide, war and other forms of mass destruction. Self-interest leads capitalists to seek profit absolutely everywhere, regardless of the damage done to other people and the health of the planet’s ecosystem. Self-interest leads capitalists to destroy any rival economic system or way of thinking (such as indigenous communal land use and respect for nature) that can be a barrier to their endless quest for profit.

    Here is a list of economic numbers & facts I’ve put together for shills like Trutherator, from various places on the web, the numbers don’t lie:

    The top 1 percent in the United States (U.S.) increased its total wealth by $21 trillion between 1989 and 2018, while the bottom 50 percent actually saw its net worth decreased by US$900 billion over the same period, according to an analysis made by the People’s Policy Project.

    We have the worst inequality in this country since the 1920s. Three wealthiest people in the U.S. have as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent. That’s three people have as much wealth as 160 million people. The top one percent owns nearly US$30 trillion of assets while the bottom half owns less than nothing, meaning they have more debts than they have assets.

    Over 60% of the lowests’ incomes go to cover their housing and transport costs, the next 25% on food. The 50% percentile income bracket – definitionally the “middle class” – spend 44% on housing and travel. More than half the population aren’t saving for their retirement, but are scrabbling to put food on the table today.

    The amount of wealth possessed by a tiny handful of the world’s population defies comprehension. The richest 62 individuals now own more than the bottom 50 percent of society, or 3.7 billion people. In the United States, the “economic recovery” has benefited only the capitalist class, with the share of wealth possessed by the top 0.1 percent rising from 17 percent in 2007 to 22 percent in 2012, while the income of a typical household has fallen by 12 percent over the same period. This year, it is projected that the top 1 percent of the world’s population will control more wealth than the bottom 99 percent.

    U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the United States found about 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions. There are more homeless people in America than there are people in Venezuela.

    We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies.

    In the U.S., 15% of the population lives below the poverty line. For children under the age of 18, that number increases to 20%. The vast majority of the American middle class is only one missed paycheck away from poverty. About 78% of workers in the United States are living paycheck to paycheck

    Only 39% of Americans actually have enough money to cover a $1000 emergency. Nearly 3 in 4 workers say they are in debt and of those, more than half think they always will be, according to statistics posted by Forbes. Any rise in interest rates or the cost of food could leave some Americans with the tough choice of eating or paying the car payment to get to work.

    69 percent of Americans had less than $1,000 in total savings and 34 percent had no savings at all. That means many Americans would have to put an emergency expense on a credit card or borrow money another way just to cover the cost of a $1000 expense.

    2017 Report on the Economic Wellbeing of US Households stated that, when asked how they would cover an emergency expense of $400, only 59% of Americans said they could easily cover the expense using entirely cash, savings, or a credit card paid off at the next statement. But “four in ten adults would either borrow, sell something or not be able to pay” if faced with a $400 emergency expense.

    One in seven Americans (45.4 million) depends on food stamps, according to Bloomberg News.

    The monthly income for the average family of four is less than what the average member of the Forbes Top 20 made in one second at the office. One in five (22%) can’t cover all their current month’s bills, and one in four skipped a medical treatment in the past year due to an inability to pay. Some of those use credit cards in between paychecks to scrape by and many know that they will be unable to pay back the money they have already borrowed.

    The country’s three richest individuals—Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos—collectively hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the domestic population, a total of 160 million people or 63 million American households. Roughly a fifth of Americans have zero or negative net worth.

    Billionaires whose ranks swelled from 322 in 2000 to 1,826 in 2015. Billionaires control the vast majority of the world’s wealth, 67 billionaires already own half the world’s assets; by 2100 we’ll have 11 trillionaires, while American worker income has stagnated for a generation. For the vast majority of the world, capitalism is a failure. Billions live on less than two dollars a day. If you could gather together the world’s 200 richest individuals, ask each one his or her net worth, get the actual numbers from Forbes, and then add it all up, the total would be more than the total wealth of half the population of the world, 3.5 billion people.

    Fund managers at global financial institutions own the majority (70%) of the public stock exchange. These absent owners have no stake in the communities in which the companies operate. Furthermore, management-controlled equity is concentrated in the hands of a select few: the CEO and other senior executives. Tax expenditures, which are deductions and exemptions that primarily benefit the highest-earning individuals, cost about 8% of the GDP, the same percentage that goes to Social Security and Medicare.

    Corporations have doubled their profits and cut their taxes in half in ten years. The burden of taxes, which Oliver Wendell Holmes called the price of a “civilized society,” has been shifted to workers. For every dollar of employee payroll tax paid in the 1950s corporations paid three dollars. Now it’s 22 cents.

    Species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times faster than that of the natural rate over the previous 65 million years. Human activities are behind the extinction crisis. Commercial agriculture, timber extraction, and infrastructure development are causing habitat loss. Capitalism is committed to the relentless pursuit of growth, even if it ravages the planet and threatens humanity.

    Average American goes to jail for smoking a joint, Meanwhile, not a single banker was arrested for these actions:
    -HSBC Bank laundered money for Mexican drug cartels.
    -Goldman Sachs designed and sold mortgage packages that were meant to fail.
    -Bank of America and Lehman Brothers hid billions of dollars of bonuses and loans from investors.

    Globalization has allowed U.S. corporations to stop paying for national defense and infrastructure and all the benefits of the U.S. legal and educational systems. All of the following companies had sizable U.S. revenues, but they claimed losses here while declaring billions of dollars of profits overseas.

    · Bank of America, with 82% of its revenue in the U.S., declared $7 billion in U.S. losses and $10 billion in foreign profits.

    · Citigroup, with 42% of its revenue in North America (almost all U.S.), declared a $5 billion U.S. loss and a $28 billion foreign profit.

    · Pfizer, with 40% of its revenues in the U.S., declared almost $7 billion in U.S. losses to go along with $31 billion in foreign profits.

    · Abbott Labs, with 42% of its sales in the U.S., declared a $256 million U.S. loss and $12 billion in foreign profits.

    · Dow Chemical, with 32% of its sales in the U.S., declared a $15 million U.S. loss against foreign profits of over $5 billion.

    America is now reaching the point where the youngest generation of its former middle-class are seeing a system that will provide less opportunity than it did for not only their parents, but grandparents.

    Percentage of national wealth owned by the top 10% — BEFORE last year’s Trump Republican $2 trillion tax gift to corporations and the rich:
    79% — USA
    60% — Germany
    52% — UK
    51% — Canada
    51% — France
    46% — Australia
    41% — Japan

    Amazon will not pay federal income tax for the second year in a row, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, despite being worth $793 billion.
    In September 2018, Amazon became the second US company to reach a value of $1 trillion.

    Why? Because we now have the wealthiest Congress in history, the first in which a majority of members are millionaire capitalists, we have a one-sided discussion demanding cuts only in public assistance to the poor, while ignoring public assistance to the rich. And a one-sided discussion leads to a one-sided and myopic policy.

    • Replies: @Majella
  221. @Franz

    Another way of looking at it is that when I was growing up in the ’40s and ’50s it was quite usual for the man to go out to work and his wife to stay at home and look after the kids (or not as the case might be) and his wage was enough to save something, usually for a mortgage or to buy a car.
    Today, typically, both go out to work and they can save nothing.
    This means that the employing class is getting the work of two people for less than the price they used to pay for one

    • Replies: @Franz
  222. @The scalpel

    We need a new political party. Something like Libertarians but with empathy for the common man, not the bunch of economic extremists they seem to have become.

    I have a wonderful name for your New Party: The Free Radicals.

  223. @Whosirmesir

    I think Trump is positioned to lose the 2020 election. He squeaked through the Electoral College in 2016, and the one thing you can depend on is that the Democratic parties in squeak-through states will certainly try to steal enough votes to win them this time around.

    This! The operatives in charge of getting out the illegal alien vote and the cemetery vote will be working double shifts. If they aren’t careful, they could end up with more D votes than registered voters in some state. Even CNN might not be able to ignore that.

    On the other side, Trump Disappointment Syndrome is going to keep a lot of the people who voted for him last time on the sidelines.

    Still, Fred is right – if the Dems nominate one of the usual gang of idiots, Trump could do it again.

    I doubt it. Are the people who twice voted in a black man with an Arab-sounding name–by comfortable margins both times–going to be scared off by Kamala Harris?

  224. Cyrano says:
    @redmudhooch

    For all intents and purposes, US have a one party system. The so called “left wing” party in the US – the democratic party – is called so because it left its wings behind in the process of evolution. Now it’s just a flightless bird dodo.

    US has no “left” or “right” wing party. Their only “party” is the deep state. Their deep state is reactionary and they are using the immigration issue to confuse their electorate about the fact that they are reactionaries.

    Every 4 years their electorate does an exercise in futility blissfully unaware that they are “electing” the same “party” over and over again. To make the disconnect from reality even more acute, the deep state thinks that they are clever, because with the uncontrolled immigration they managed to fool everybody that US has charted a “progressive” and “liberal” course.

    So what if they managed to fool everybody? The price to pay for their “cleverness” will be the destruction of their country. The joke is on them.

  225. @phil

    The Squad never read Sun Tzu.

    I would bet my last dollar that you are correct.

  226. @Freda Lipshitz

    Kill yourself. There is so much asinine retardation in your post, it is clear evidence that you are literally too stupid to live.

    • Replies: @Freda Lipshitz
    , @Majella
  227. Haole says:
    @Pepe the Frog

    She is a Hawaiian Democrat, everything they touch fails.

    • Agree: Pepe the Frog
  228. Franz says:
    @foolisholdman

    Today, typically, both go out to work and they can save nothing.

    Very true.

    Nearly all the professionals in this somewhat rundown area are married to another professional, living in deep debt and getting more so. And the working class… forget it.

    Mike Whitney was the only one who gave Trump good advice back in ’16: Give every retiree a $150/month Social Security raise. Unlike cutting corporate tax, the cash would flow into the economy immediately and boot up hiring younger people. If for no other reason than it would give some of the older ones the capability to leave the job market.

  229. @Pepe the Frog

    Yup, It’s amazing how some people never learn and are more than willing to follow the next “starry eyed messiah” to the end of the rainbow. One would think these great flocks of sheeple would eventually awaken, after more than once finding no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but just the same old bucket of shit left there by the last “starry eyed messiah”.

  230. you are missing the point, fred…with their crazy talking points, Dems are not trying to win over new voters…they know that their voters are their voters…and gop voters are gop voters…swing voters vote on economic issues…swing voters are smart enough to realize that the crazy talking of the Dems are not going to ever be implemented…

    what the Dem candidates are doing is catering to the media …the media wants to push these crazy talking points because that is what their corporate advertisers want to push those crazy talking points…but why? Because the corporations hope that the crazy talking points will keep white proles from abandoning the gop and rushing to the Dems….the Dems will have to talk up medicare for all, taxing the rich, college debt forgiveness etc…real leftist economics…they will have to do that in order to the primaries…but when the Dems say these things, white proles will rush to them from the gop…the big corporations don’t want that…why?

    Because the elites control american politics by allowing congress to hide behind a balance of power…as long as there exists some balance of power, the proles cannot use the govt to implement economic populism…if the Dems control the white house more than 60 seats in the senate and a substantial supermajority in the house, there would be no excuse for not implementing the populist campaign promises…which is NOT what the corporate elites want…so the corporate elites force the media to force the Dem candidates to push the crazy talking points …the crazy talking points are white prole repellents …well, a lot of the swing voters are smart enough to realize that the crazy talking points will never be implemented…so they will swing over to the Dems in hope of populist leftist economics…

    the “medicare for all” talking points, etc will win over enough swing voters to defeat trump and take the senate…of course the dems are not going to do with the filibuster rule, which will give them an excuse for not implementing medical for all..

    how is that for something you never heard before?

  231. @Wally

    Secession! Yes Wally. Folks free your minds of having just TWO CHOICES, both controlled. Think beyond existing borders. Think about new borders of free and independent States. Like Bill Buppert said, ‘The only vote that ever mattered in history is secession.’

    Why is fighting always Plan A. And who cares jack about the soil of The Left. Let them keep it. If they pursue and invade us we kill them. Go no problem with that. But that can be Plan B.

    • Replies: @Rex Little
  232. @buckwheat

    Fred snaps all knees, Dems, Reps and everybody else. It is what he does.

  233. Yes Fred. We all know how WONDERFUL it is south of the boarder. No politcal disfunction there (cough, cough).

  234. @Montana Guy

    And who cares jack about the soil of The Left. Let them keep it. If they pursue and invade us we kill them.

    If you replace “Left” with “North”, I’ll bet they were saying these very words 160 years ago. And yes, they did kill quite a few. . .

  235. Doofus says:
    @HenryT

    Perhaps that is because that is the way the natives pronounce it?

  236. Doofus says:
    @HenryT

    Perhaps that is because that is the way the natives pronounce it?

  237. athEIst says:
    @Tony B.

    Yeah, check them out closely, up close

  238. Jim Smith says:

    Fred, I like Tulsi Gabbard. Not only is she the only reliable anti-war voice in the field, but she looks great too! Unfortunately, leave that aside and she still supports the rest of the crazy Democrat agenda you so well described.

  239. @Jontavious Lamar Jenkins IV

    Dear Conjunctivitis I, II, III & IV,

    I have tried and failed to do so no doubt due to the fact that I came through the American education system. Could you show us all how it is done on video uploaded by someone after your demise to YouTube!

  240. Majella says:
    @follyofwar

    “The MSM (save Fox) tried to bury Trump, and he wound up getting the last laugh.”

    Huh? Not so. In 2016, all the MSM players were all over Trump events because, ratings!

    Even to the point where CNN showed an empty podium for 30 minutes (because Trump was late), while – at the exact same time – a Bernie rally with over 30,000 people attending wasn’t even mentioned.

  241. Majella says:
    @redmudhooch

    “Capitalism proclaims the virtue of naked self-interest, but self-interest without regard for morality, ecology or common sense leads to environmental degradation, destruction of indigenous communities, colonialism, imperialism, mass murder, genocide, war and other forms of mass destruction. Self-interest leads capitalists to seek profit absolutely everywhere, regardless of the damage done to other people and the health of the planet’s ecosystem. Self-interest leads capitalists to destroy any rival economic system or way of thinking (such as indigenous communal land use and respect for nature) that can be a barrier to their endless quest for profit.”

    The actual issue is what is defined as ‘profit‘. In the ‘naked capitalist’ system the externalities are ignored, and so the actual ‘profit’ is hugely degraded by those deleterious effects you refer to. A TRUE accounting of ‘profit’ would/should include what are currently ‘externalities’ and this is now becoming more accepted by economists.

  242. Majella says:
    @Jontavious Lamar Jenkins IV

    @Jontavious Lamar Jenkins IV

    What as asshole. Trolls like you… just stick to Twitter, you twit.

  243. The Prince of Whales is actually quite fitting of the British Monarchy and the King to be. Remember this Fred some of poorest spellers are rather smart. Our ole boy TRUMP is a billionaire and loves his country which is a damn sight better than any GD Democrat nitwit running. I will say I took a liking to Tulsi as well but she turned me off with her idiotic stance on Iran.

  244. Handler55 says:

    Tulsi seems a remarkably good soul for a Democrat. She talks once in a while on Tucker. However does not seem to have the cojones to confront the swamp the way Trump does. They would destroy her with less than 1% the energy they spent on trying to obliterate Trump. Besides that, she would never get the Dem nomination.

    Quote: “president who has invented three hitherto unknown countries–Nambia, Nepple, and Button–and tweets of the “Prince of Whales””

    The new countries is Huffpo report – fake news. It still sounds much better than Obama’s all 57 States of the United States of America. The whales prince is a typo on tweeter – a covfefe sort, no big deal.

    Trump’s a stable genius and a national treasure.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  245. Liberty says:

    I *really* like Tulsi too.. great foreign policy, however:

    She’s gonna have to start honoring her oath to defend the constitution, *including* the 2nd Amendment, before I can vote for her.

    What part of “shall not be infringed” is even debatable?

  246. @Handler55

    “Tulsi seems a remarkably good soul for a Democrat. She talks once in a while on Tucker. However does not seem to have the cojones to confront the swamp the way Trump does. “

    ROTFL! You’re being facetious, right?

  247. a_german says:
    @Freda Lipshitz

    Just to inform you, Myanmar has changed to metric system (and used it before) the USA do the same (as ISO “recommendation”).

    In electronic (where i work) everything now is metric even US products. Mechanical parts from nearly everywhere are ISO (more a copy of the german DIN system). For me only the numbers of the standards has changed. Imo some things – e.g. nautical miles – will never change, it’s simply practical.

    And the rest? The US exceptionism rely heavy on military, primitive brute force. But you can’t win a war any more. Vietnam, Afghanistan (US and USSR) Irak, Syria (where a few Russian weapons change the whole scene) or all the other areas where the US Gouvernement meddles around proves it. US carriers are nothing more than sittings ducks, so did the rest.

    Paying with self printed vouchers will not work longer and technology is spread all over the world. What else has the US offer to the world. Soya beans and Hollywood?

    • Replies: @Freda Lipshitz
  248. @a_german

    a_german,

    Thanks for the update regarding the use of the metric system. As you well know, the switch to metric in all countries is on a continuum of 0% to 100% because of different implementation schedules. For the moment, all countries use the metric system because that is the way of the world of exports and imports.

    However, as of 1st August, 2019, the three countries which have not officially switched to the metric system are:

    Liberia
    Myanmar
    United States of America.

    Freda

  249. Gail says:
    @Freda Lipshitz

    Well, Freda, I surely don’t want the nutcases in New York and California deciding the general election. Looks like that would be the case if the Electoral College is removed.. -something that the Dims would celebrate.

    And this is my opinion, aside from Fred’s article: our country was doomed from
    the start when the idiot Dutch traders and other seafaring men brought the slaves to this country to be sold to other idiot, greedy, immoral men.

  250. PJ London says:

    PJ London 15 days ago

    Michael Obama will enter the race after the Democratic primaries on the slogan “Vote for me because everyone else sucks”.
    The Dems will switch to Michael as the candidate by popular acclamation.
    She will win the 2020 on the basis “I am better than Trump”.
    Many voters will vote for her because at least she is not a woman.

  251. Avis says:
    @alexander

    Some dude I was listening to the other day said Gabbard is a ‘Ron Paul for 2020.’ I don’t know about that, but it seems she certainly has the requisite delusional fanbase. She’ll pull a ‘surprisingly’ strong 3rd in Iowa, be an also-ran in New Hampshire, and gone after South Carolina. That’s being generous.

    Hey, I like her antiwar stance and wish her well, but let’s not kid ourselves: that shit will get thrown out the window the second the petrodollar is threatened, because that alone gives even the illusion of being able to afford the rest of her platform.

  252. MOG says:
    @David

    The keyword in your comment is “men”: “… labor force participation rate of MEN”, “… percent of working age MEN…”.

    In 1950 the labor force consisted of MEN; women who did not work (most women) were not considered “unemployed”, they were “homemakers”. Today, non-working women are counted among the unemployed labor force. So the percentage of working age MEN and WOMEN with a job in 1950 was roughly half the number you stated, and that (43%) is what should be compared to today’s 69%.

  253. Hi! Why’d you shut down your original website? Are you still in Mexico? God bless & keep!

    • Replies: @ricorico
  254. ricorico says:
    @Sean McBride

    I can tell that you have sucked your views from (and been suckered by) Fox News. Breitbart, NoozMux, and WorldNutDaily. You have taken the most nutty, extreme examples from “the other side” and attributed their characteristics to everyone on “the other side.”

    I have seen inverse examples of the same phenomenon among ‘Crats, According to that “thinking” you and everyone else on the ‘Pub side, are nutty religious people who believe that God wants them to donate a lot of money to their wealthy preachers, and He will reward you financially.

    Regardless of side, it all amounts to stupit as well retarded.

    Congratulations!

  255. ricorico says:
    @Marc V. Ridenour

    He’s still there. I think he said he was having difficulty and/or excessive costs from his host.

  256. Have you listened to Warren talk about the 2008 crash and its causes? It was on YouTube. This is someone with serious smarts.

    As for Sanders, he came from nowhere last time around, was dismissed by the media, and would have taken the nomination were the Democratic Party not so afraid to let in actual reformers, such was the popularity of his policies with the American people.

    Why so dismissive?

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