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Recently Bret Stephens in the New York Times melted down over a little joke on Twitter about bed bugs. Meanwhile, in the Washington Post, Max Boot wonders if all his hard work will go for nought:

But I do sometimes wonder what I am actually accomplishing. Much of my journalism for the past four years has been devoted to critiquing President Trump and opposing the spread of Trumpism. But no matter how many columns or sound bites I produce, he remains in office, acting (as Sharpiegate shows) more erratically than ever. Sure, he’s not terribly popular — but he could still be reelected. I am left to ask if all my work has made any difference.

Will no one rid me of this turbulent President? Look, it wasn’t this hard to start the Iraq War, so why is it so much more work to get my way this time? How many more columns am I going to have to write before the Joint Chiefs of Staff get the hint and have an accidental drone strike on the White House putting green?

Aren’t we Americans lucky to have a Pundit Class of such rock solid emotional stability and such charmingly self-deprecating senses of humor?

 
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  1. Daniel H says:

    But no matter how many columns or sound bites I produce, he remains in office,

    Are you hinting, suggesting something Max?

  2. MEH 0910 says:

  3. Kronos says:

    Fragile snowflake syndrome didn’t start with Millennials, that’s all I’m saying.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @JosephB
    , @Richard B
  4. Max, it’s not you, it’s the message, stupid.

  5. The arrogance of these people is nauseating.

  6. He’s made a difference. All the never Trumpers have made a difference. These bugs thought lifting the rock so that conservatives could see Republicans clearly was a great idea.

    • Agree: jim jones, bigdicknick
  7. All that emotional labor wasted!

  8. R.G. Camara says: • Website

    I do enjoy the sound of my enemy weeping in the open. Sounds like…victory!

  9. I am left to ask if all my work has made any difference.

    Buck up, old man. How many other people have started a Middle East war and helped destroy not one, but two countries. You’ve accomplished a lot. Don’t sell yourself short.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Kronos
  10. @Hypnotoad666

    How many other people have started a Middle East war and helped destroy not one, but two countries.

    You’re counting the USA too, right?

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  11. Meanwhile, Trump pouts, tantrums and threatens to fire the staff of NOAA – Alabama.

    It’s more than a little creepy having fake iSteve be such a fan boy for Trump.

  12. @Mr McKenna

    That’s what I was thinking of. Although we aren’t as destroyed as Iraq.

  13. eah says:

    Explains a lot: “nothing more important”

  14. Max Boot’s Existential Despair

    There’s an app a drug for that. There’s a drug for everything.

    Max Boot = Ma Botox

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @Inquiring Mind
  15. @Hypnotoad666

    Actually, we’re far worse destroyed than Iraq. After all, when Iraq finally succeeds in rebuilding and recovering, it will still be filled with Iraqis.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @bomag
  16. Anon[756] • Disclaimer says:

    Existential despair is what columnists experience when they focus entirely on Trump’s personality and ignore his policies. I voted for Trump, but I’m totally indifferent to his personality. I just want someone who pushes policies I approve of. I don’t care if I like him or not. It’s not a psychological necessity for me. For many people, however, it is.

    Most political columnists are, at heart, just glorified celebrity gossip writers. The way they fawned over John F. Kennedy and Obama revealed them for what they are. Very few of these writers are actually political thinkers. They are people who want–absolutely desperately, psychologically crave–to worship a politician the way a fangirl jumps up and down over Beyonce. They’re very primitive thinkers, and very immature. They’d get along fine in a hunter-gatherer society, but a modern society with all its complexity is beyond them.

    A lot of people underestimate how much primitive psychological thinking still persists in minds of modern people who live in a Western world in which the primitive environment has vanished. These worshippers who want their mortal God are very maladapted to modern society. If you’ve ever wondered how various Roman emperors could have themselves declared a god and actually get the average Joe to believe it, now you know. There really are a LOT of people who want a mortal god whom they can see and touch.

    Their main problem with Trump is that persists in acting like a man, not a god. His regular Joe personality destroys their worship utterly, and they react with the rage of someone who sees a false God, and they want to burn him at the stake for not fitting their notion of godhead. What goes through their heads in a constant stream of, “You’re not my God. You can’t be. You’re too mortal, you have failings. That’s impossible! You can’t be president! I am going to scream and scream and scream until a proper God shows up, do you hear me? SCREAM!!!.”

    Trump bursts their craving for illusion all over their faces like a big ball of popping bubblegum, and the shock is too much for them.

  17. eah says:

    OT

    The Trayvon Hoax That Divided America Is About to Be Exposed

    On Monday, September 16, Joel Gilbert will preview his new documentary, “The Trayvon Hoax,” in the 500-seat Ballroom of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. … Gilbert’s findings are that significant. … In the course of his relentless research into the shooting and subsequent trial, I can say without risk of overstatement that he has unearthed a legal fraud the likes of which I know no parallel. … If I were Trayvon Martin’s parents or his family’s attorneys, I would be very nervous right now. If I were Florida state attorneys who prosecuted the case, I would be more nervous still.

  18. Max Boot is still a young man. He still has time to participate in a Great Purge or send millions of Trump voters to gulags during Liz Warren’s post-DJT denazification program. Heck, he might even get to help start World War III!

  19. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Maybe it’s time for a sabbatical.

    • Agree: Aft
  20. Spam I Am says:

    In the past week, I have found myself taking a break from my writing to get my car inspected and shoes repaired; to install a password manager on various computers around the house and help my partner fix her desktop computer; to shop for groceries, fix food and do the dishes; to make medical appointments for myself and my elderly stepfather; to drive my son to his boarding school

    I think we can all agree that the mundane task of all mundane tasks is getting rid of your kid for the majority of the year. Why can’t the little fucker call an Uber for himself, at his age? Needy little shit sucking his good father’s well deserved trump writing time with a jumbo fricking straw!

    Thank the lord Jesus for boarding schools. Beats the hell out of having a needy kid with a nanny invading your home. Chores are chores, but raising a kid is almost beyond the “chore” nomenclature!

    Literally!!

  21. @Anon

    A lot of people underestimate how much primitive psychological thinking still persists in minds of modern people who live in a Western world in which the primitive environment has vanished. These worshippers who want their mortal God are very maladapted to modern society.

    The Enlightenment has only a superficial hold on the modern world. Our fantasy lives, which don’t lie to us about what we really want, still show that we find emotional fulfillment from imagining ourselves in a traditional, patriarchal and hierarchical society. A story set in a modern context where countries go to war with each other for the right of one of their elected leaders to sit in a special chair would make no sense. You have to subtract the Enlightenment from this story’s assumption before it can work and satisfy a modern audience emotionally.

  22. I am left to ask if all my work has made any difference.

    Max needs to be introduced to the concept of a contrarian indicator. He’d feel a little more appreciated if he knew how many people he encourages to stick with an otherwise disappointing President.

  23. @eah

    Since you raised the point with Boot’s tweet, we don’t care where he goes, just that he goes.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  24. El Dato says:
    @eah

    Back to Beyond the Pale!

  25. Donny‘s rapid mental decline into senility is becoming painfully obvious, the stench of corruption in DC is at 3rd world levels and there is still no wall. Boot has picked an odd moment to go soft.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @getaclue
  26. Kronos says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    In the Middle East alone:

    -Iraq
    -Libya
    -Yemen
    -Syria (work in progress)
    -Iran (work in progress)
    -Saudi Arabia (frenemy?)
    -Israel (frenemy?)
    Afghanistan (One hell of an expensive litter box)

  27. Kronos says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Max Boot and friends have been giving plenty of “lip” to Paleocons for years.

    • Replies: @Realist
  28. anon[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @miss marple

    It’s more than a little creepy having fake iSteve be such a fan boy for Trump.

    Go make me a sandwich. Oh, and juice, grape!

  29. SafeNow says:

    Is being a participant on this webzine like being Max, i.e., one does not “make a difference”? I am not minimizing the great pleasure here of reading, learning, thinking, sharing ideas, having a laugh, and having a smart community I agree with. But “making a difference” in the world? Not likely. Perhaps some conservative Republican congressional aide somewhere reads this website, and reports to his boss the ideas, and the thinking. And that affects what the congressman or senator does. That would be the most to hope for as far as making an outside difference goes. That, and encouragement not to be bullied in one’s own outside life.

    • Replies: @bomag
  30. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:

    A president elected to a four year term is still in office three years down the line? How can that be? Something’s not working right! I want him gone, right now!

  31. @Peter Akuleyev

    So D.C. is as corrupt as ever, and the wall isn’t built? Sounds like Max Boot and company have had some success, then!

  32. JosephB says:
    @Kronos

    And your example is a cartoon about a kid being tricked into publicly eating his parents?

    Emotional fragility has certainly existed, but the quantity has increased in the past decade — at least judging by college freshmen.

  33. bomag says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    …when Iraq finally succeeds in rebuilding and recovering, it will still be filled with Iraqis.

    This.

    The “war years”, 2003 — today, saw Iraq’s population go from 25m to 38m; ~65% increase.

    US non-Hispanic white went from ~70% of the US pop. to ~60% of US pop. in the same time frame.

    Whose village got burned?

  34. black sea says:

    I know how he feels. Last week, I complained about the rain, and still it kept on raining.

    Funny how that works.

  35. He does soo much, and still people don’t listen to him. Its a cosmic tragedy of Max. Bootian dimensionss = top narcissism.

    • Agree: baythoven
  36. Jesse says:

    Dear Max,

    You are BALD. Admit it. Do something about it. It’s not so bad for a man these days, but letting your hair just fall out like that is just pathetic. Shave it off. What you have going on is making my eyes bleed.

    • Replies: @dr kill
  37. are we all still pretending trump is a real disruptor?

  38. Imagine Max Boot being stamped in the face by MAGA Americans forever.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  39. @JosephB

    Pretty sure more of my cohort came back fucked in the mind and body because of a war your cohort seems totally fucking unable to end. Gotta keep those defense stocks high! That Polaris Slingshot wont buy itself!

    But yeah, let’s compare the college freshmen of today to the ones that started the SDS and the Weathermen. How’s that 1 for 1 analysis stacking up?

    • Replies: @JosephB
  40. dr kill says:
    @Jesse

    If my dog looked like Max Boot, I’d shave her ass and make her walk backwards.

  41. Clearly this is the idiocracy apocalypse happening much sooner than expected. Drinking the Kool-Aid from the tap in California has rotted Steve’s brain. And Trump makes an outstanding Idiot Party President.

  42. Realist says:

    I am left to ask if all my work has made any difference.

    Yes, I think you are more of a dumbass than ever…good job.

  43. The funny thing is, Trump has pretty much been a neocon’s dream in practice.

    PS. Boot needs to go back.

  44. Realist says:
    @Kronos

    Max Boot and friends have been giving plenty of “lip” to Paleocons for years.

    Ass service too.

  45. @eah

    No, Max, please don’t come back, we still have enough jerks here.

    //resident of Eastern Europe

  46. he may despair but the anti Trump people have been highly successful. Republicans are identified with Trump and show no sign of reversing their losses in the mid terms. Demographics are against us and successful whites are terrified of being identified as nationalists. Few to none are willing to run for public office. I do not see how republicans retain control even of the Senate in 2020.

    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
  47. Gunner says:

    Holy Shit! Boot seems to be leaning in to his autism. At least David Brooks hasn’t mused publicly about his oil changes.

    I call bullshit that a human female ever fucked him and produced a child though.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  48. @MEH 0910

    That’s hilarious. I’ve stopped reading NR/NRO so I don’t know where most of those guys stand these days, but hysterically never-Trump Glenn Beck finally had to throw in the towel in order to hold onto his audience. Of course, Beck relies on having an audience while National Review evidently does not.

  49. @eah

    If I were Trayvon Martin’s parents or his family’s attorneys, I would be very nervous right now. If I were Florida state attorneys who prosecuted the case, I would be more nervous still.

    Whoever wrote that thinks he’s living in an America where the rule of law still applies.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  50. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I suspect Jeff Bezos has invited Max into his arch-villain lair for a serious talking-to. “Max, I trusted you, I invested in you, I promoted you, but you’re not getting the job done. If you can’t make things happen I’ll have to find someone who can.”

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  51. “I want it now daddy” – Veruca Salt

  52. guest says:

    If a…historian? pundit? man-about-town in silly hat?…can’t unseat the president by repeating the word “fascist,” what is the point of anything?

    I know that at my job, if I’m not imprinting myself on world-history every day, I might as well be whispering into the whirlwind.

  53. Cortes says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    He needs to get serious and trawl the military prisons of the “Coalition of the Willing” countries for badass mofos ready to take orders from Col Boot in the suicide mission to take down DJT…

    As the attack helicopter is struck in the final assault, the hand throwing the decisive grenade to kill Putin’s catamite is shown wearing the Ring of Heroes presented in an early love scene by Cherokee Princess Luknotraceofinjunblood to Col. Boot.

    Or was that another movie

    https://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/legion-of-the-damned-1969/legion-of-the-damned-1969.html

    • Agree: flyingtiger
  54. guest says:
    @eah

    I hope for new dirt, but wasn’t this exposed long ago? Not by the mainstream media, of course, but by plenty intrepid investigators. Not now, but back when it happened.

    Which gave Conservative Treehouse, for instance, a jump when Parkland happened. Because they were well aware the same school and police corruption that mishandled St. Trayvon likely screwed up Master Cruz.

    • Replies: @eah
  55. Aft says:

    Things that happen when you have no positive policy solutions, only whining.

    And the genius of Trump; he owns the news cycle so completely and so constantly all the left does is react rather than lead on anything.

    • Replies: @Steve Richter
  56. countenance says: • Website

    Max Boot is the fount of Max Boot’s powers, which nobody but Max Boot are familiar with.

  57. Aft says:

    OT:

    DAVE CHAPPELLE: Everybody was furious, especially in Hollywood. “Justice for Juicy” and all this shit. For some reason, African Americans, we were like oddly quiet. We were so quiet, that the gay community started accusing the African American community of being homophobic for not supporting him.

    What they didn’t understand is that we were supporting him with our silence. Because we understood that this nigga was clearly lying. None of these details added up at all. He says he’s talking down the street in Chicago and these two white dudes come up to him and say, “Hey man, aren’t you that faggot nigga from Empire?”

    What the fuck? Does that sound like how white people talk? I know white people, they would never say that. It sounds like something that I would say! If you a racist and homophobic you don’t even know who this nigga is! You can’t watch “Empire.”

    Black people never feel sorry for the police, but this time we even felt sorry for the police.

    Can you imagine taking this kid’s police report? “Okay, you left the house at 2 a.m., it’s minus 16 degrees. You were walking, you were walking. All riiight. And where were you going? Subway. Sandwiches? That’s when the men approached you? What did they have on? MAGA hats? MAGA hats on in Chicago. Excuse me one second, Mr. Smollett, Frank, find out where Kanye West was last night.”

    • LOL: Chris Mallory
    • Replies: @Gunner
    , @Malcolm X-Lax
  58. @Anon

    I think it’s as simple as this: A small minority has been pushing an agenda on America for over half-a-century, though as of late they’ve turned up the heat because it’s crunch time and they’ve been waiting for resistance from the host population and know what needs to be done to combat it. To accomplish this they have at their disposal the most potent system of mass manipulation ever conceived. Electronic mass media. America is suffering a schizophrenic break with reality because roughly half the population is unknowingly pursuing someone else’s agenda and they can’t understand how anyone else could oppose it since, as they’ve been taught in school and tv since infancy, it is good and right and smart and inevitable anyway. And the other half can’t understand what’s wrong with them other than: lib’ruls (i.e. the #IStandWithIsrael and #JesusSaves types).

    • Agree: ben tillman
  59. @JosephB

    The head of Penn’s student-counseling department committed suicide:
    https://www.inquirer.com/news/unviersity-of-pennsylvania-death-psychological-services-20190909.html

    They always say that shrinks are even crazier than their patients.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  60. peterike says:

    Ugh, he’s as self-indulgent and narcissistic as those black ladies writing about their hair.

    A couple of days later, on Wednesday afternoon, I unplugged the iMac and hauled it to the store in a taxi. The iMac has many fine qualities, I discovered, but portability is not one of them.

    Oh dear, such a task! Obvious girly-man, typical Jewish nebbish. Yet this limp-armed pencil pusher drives the entire nation to war.

    Lugging it was as awkward as typing with your eyes closed.

    I can type with my eyes closed. It’s actually very easy if you… know how to type.

    The technician at the Genius Bar ran a series of tests and went through the lengthy process of reinstalling the operating system. When the process was finished, I logged in to see if I could actually shut the computer down. I held my breath as it powered down.

    He held his breath! So baffled by technology. So terrified by it. Yet this flaccid soy-boy pushes the entire nation to war. Who cares how many goy cattle have to die for his political and ethnic animus.

    When I saw the blinking white cursor finally disappear from the black screen, I could exhale. Mission accomplished!

    I see what you did there!

    Then, after more than two hours, I had to do my journey in reverse, hauling the computer home.

    Oi Max! Such a burden! The only cure for such effort is to sit right down and spew out more racist anti-white propaganda.

    I was at first annoyed at the time away from my writing, but then something surprising happened. I found that my frustration at work foregone was more than offset by the feeling of satisfaction I received from having solved a discrete problem.

    Uhhh, Maxie, you little faggot, you didn’t solve anything. Somebody solved it for you. But then why should that stop you from feel satisfied with yourself?

    Somebody needs to punch this little shit right in the mouth.

  61. anon[436] • Disclaimer says:

    “Clearly this is the idiocracy apocalypse happening much sooner than expected. Drinking the Kool-Aid from the tap in California has rotted Steve’s brain. And Trump makes an outstanding Idiot Party President.”

    Nice deflection. Meanwhile, over in the democrat party, we’ve got a bunch of identitarian racists calling for forced gun confiscations, racial theft (reparations), endless war, and stoking every possible racial tension imaginable. But hey, Trump tweeted some mean things or something. Whatever.

  62. Mr. Anon says:
    @eah

    We only wish this “Washington-based” writer to be based somewhere else.

    (Since Steve mentioned it, I’ve noticed how many bylines now feature the phrase “a X-based writer”.)

  63. Corn says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    I’d vote for early retirement.

  64. @Spam I Am

    Thank the lord Jesus for boarding schools.

    Along with his career disappointments, one day Max will realize that his son despises him.

  65. Barnard says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    How is the guy at the Babylon Bee going to keep coming up with new material to mock these people? As Cooke points out, this is beyond what anyone would write as parody. Is the Post printing this so they don’t have to print a sane non liberal instead?

  66. Anon[732] • Disclaimer says:

    Mr Sailer’s reference to Bret Stephens/Twitter reminds me of a 2018 iSteve posting about how Maxie devoted a column to expressing his wounded self-esteem that Katie Hopkins had called him a ‘cockwomble’.

    https://vdare.com/posts/max-boot-is-dispirited-after-being-called-a-cockwomble-suspects-russian-bots-are-to-blame

  67. Art Deco says:
    @eah

    See Jerilyn Merritt’s blogging on the prosecution of George Zimmerman at the time. She offered to her readers that a number of them thought the trial judge, Deborah Nelson, biased. She says, no, the crabby back and forth between Judge Nelson and the defense attorneys was par for the course in a criminal trial. The real oddity was the conduct of the special prosecutor Angela Corey and the trial prosecutor, Bernardo de la Rionda. Per Merritt, the degree to which those two played hide-the-ball with the evidence was outside her experience as a defense attorney. (Also unusual was the recusal of two trial judges in the line up, one voluntary for pro forma reasons and the other compelled by the appellate court for gross and manifest bias in preliminary hearings).

    Corey was eventually voted out of office in her home county. De la Rionda retired without injury (though it’s a reasonable wager he’s not respected among the local bar). Prosecutors are almost never held responsible for any sort of misconduct and, in any case, there are seldom remedies of any kind six or seven years after the fact.

    You got white liberals going in fora like this and you could see what their assumptions were. Their assumption was that obstreperous black youths, being mascot groups of the Anointed, had a franchise to beat up deplorables when deplorables did things which annoyed them (like calling the cops when said mascot was behaving peculiarly). The right of self-defense didn’t apply because their mascot was merely exercising his prerogatives. (Black chauvinists also think this way).

  68. Barnard says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    When Evan McMullin retweeted that from Boot it caused quite a stir. Most of them retweeted a comment from Dan McLaughlin that his vote for McMullin was the biggest of his life. David French of course, while expressing his profound disappointment in McMullin couldn’t bring himself to say that.

  69. @Harry Baldwin

    In many ways it never did.

    But, one of the things that made America great was the relative lack of corruption. True, the rest of the Anglosphere has always been less corrupt. Same with the Germanic nations. The Scandinavians were the least corrupt of all. Kinda makes you wonder how a crook like HHH was able to succeed in a heavily Scandinavian state, but he at least pretended not to be corrupt. But Tammany Hall and the Chicago machine aside, at least we weren’t as bad as Mexico or Africa or Asia.

    I am 60 years old. It seems like the level of corruption tolerated and even encouraged in this country has gotten worse. On the GOP side, Nixon and Agnew were thrown out of office for less than what Trump has done. On the Dem side, sanctuary cities and states actually try to make absolute corruption a virtue. To toss out an illegal alien who was caught beating his wife or driving drunk, on top of crossing the border illegally and identity theft, is labeled “cruel”. Yes, any attempt whatsoever to limit who can come into our country is “cruel”. Trump trying to stop gangs of illegal alien Haitians living in the Bahamas from entering the US is “cruel “. Don’t believe me? Read any of the left wing online sites.

  70. Sean says:

    Trump has imposed a new definition of pro-Israel, and of self-hating Jew.

  71. @Dave Pinsen

    …he remains in office, acting (as Sharpiegate shows) more erratically than ever.

    Max thinks Sharpiegate might take Trump down, the combined efforts of the outgoing Obama administration, DOJ, FBI, CIA, foreign intelligence services, mainstream media, Steve Colbert, John Oliver, and Bill Maher having failed. By the way, is “Shapiegate” actually a thing? I stopped paying attention to things like that awhile ago.

    • LOL: bomag
  72. @eah

    Max Boot Says:

    This is the kind of rude imbecility I have heard from Trump trolls. They tell me, a Russian Jewish immigrant, that I should go back where I come from; their only uncertainty is whether that is Russia (where I was born) or Israel (where I have never lived).

    I say the only exile destination choices for Max Boot should be South Tel Aviv or sub-Saharan Africa.

    If Max Boot was sent into exile in South Tel Aviv and that sonofabitch Max Boot started calling those hardscrabble bastards in South Tel Aviv racists or xenophobes or bigots for not wanting to be flooded out with foreigners and other interlopers or infiltrators, those South Tel Aviv people would grab that nasty rat Max Boot and throw his arrogant rat ass right in the Mediterranean and they’d make that bastard Max Boot tread water for the duration.

    Somebody tell those South Tel Aviv hardscrabble types how to build a dousing chair so they can stick that bastard Max Boot in it and dunk him for days in the Mediterranean till he got the message that mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration destroy nations!

    Go To Hell Or Sub-Saharan Africa Max Boot! Your Choice!

    Tweets from 2014:

  73. bomag says:
    @SafeNow

    Is being a participant on this webzine like being Max, i.e., one does not “make a difference”?

    I suppose, but it is telling that Max expects his philosophy of life to be adopted by one and all; I’m not under such a delusion.

    Max senses that the zeitgeist favors the ascendance of progressive/neocon plans. At public meetings, my side is quiet, while the various POC, LGBT, etc. madly grab the microphone and go on at length about the changes needed to get their way enshrined in public policy.

    Boot senses that he could be having a larger share of the current microphone.

  74. OT – the BBC’s answer to Malcolm Gladwell, Matthew Syed, a table-tennis player (though he doesn’t look Chinese, and this is a free BBC plug for his new book) says 9/11 came about because the CIA was just too white, male, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant – which would come as news to the guy who effectively founded it, William Joseph O’Donovan a Catholic of Cork and Ulster descent.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49582852

    “When the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed to prevent the September 11, 2001 attacks, many asked whether more could have been done. But the true reason why the agency was blind to the signs may be a diversity problem, writes Matthew Syed.”

  75. Gunner says:
    @Aft

    It is pretty funny how Dave Chappelle has unintentionally done more good for conservatism in a few years than Das Boothead accomplished in his entire life before Trump.

  76. 36 ulster says:

    Max, the Germans (who else?) have a word for what I feel about your existential despair: Schadenfreude.

  77. Well I don’t know about the rest of youse, but speaking personally, when I for one want to get some clear-headed advice about the destiny and well-being of America, the first person I always seek out is an obnoxious self-absorbed immigrant Russian Jew whose primary activities consist of reminding everyone in earshot that he’s an obnoxious immigrant Russian Jew, and advocating policies designed to directly harm actual Americans.

    Accept no substitutes!

  78. anon[347] • Disclaimer says:

    “Donny‘s rapid mental decline into senility is becoming painfully obvious”

    Meanwhile, Joey tells war stories that never happened and can’t remember where he is. I guess in Warren’s defense, though, she’ not Alzheimer’s brained like Joey but just a liar. Rounding out the other front runners, Kamala is a sociopath who gleefully jailed the poor, Booker & Beto are racists (the latter wants to send police door to door to steal people’s firearms – brilliant idea), and cryptkeeper Bernie Sanders won’t last one term in office. The only acceptable candidate, Tulsi Gabbard, was excluded from the latest debate based on criteria a clearly corrupt democrat party instituted just to be rid of her. The democrats are so woke now they even fielded a Chinese spy; the guy deflected away from China in the first debate by falsely claiming Russia is the biggest threat to this country – laughable. If Idiocracy is upon us, I don’t see how one can reasonably blame it all on the other guy.

    “This is the kind of rude imbecility I have heard from Trump trolls.”

    A lot of the so-called “imbeciles” you are responding to were smart enough not to call for invading Iraq and bombing Iran. How is it that Max Boot still has a seat at the adult’s table?

    “They tell me, a Russian Jewish immigrant, that I should go back where I come from;”

    Maybe you should. Did you serve in the army you demand die in your wars?

    “their only uncertainty is whether that is Russia (where I was born) or Israel (where I have never lived).”

    Well, you seem awfully hostile to Russia, which strikes people as sort of odd – even moreso considering the potential negative consequences for the native population your policies might produce. It’s almost like you have an axe to grind, so maybe your background should be up for discussion. There’s nothing wrong with asking why an ivory tower foreigner, insulated from the negative consequences of his policies, should have a voice in deciding policy for the native population tasked with bearing the brunt of the blow back.

    Your friend Jennifer Rubin, former Hollywood entertainment lawyer*, has also never lived in Israel (or at least recently to my knowledge), but she proudly has “friend of Israel” listed in her Twitter bio. Like you, she has written about attacking Middle Eastern countries. It’s not hard to make the connection between a country with a professed state religion and co-religionists overseas who make it their passion to defend said nation and its interests. There’s nothing imbecilic about noticing a pattern. You don’t want anyone noticing that pattern, so you call them names as a deflection.

    BTW, most MAGApedes aren’t awfully concerned about Israeli influence in America, so you’re either lying when you claim otherwise or you don’t know much about the people whom you’re referencing (plausible considering your background as a foreigner). More likely though, you’re just trying to shield yourself from criticism by implying detractors are anti-Semetic. I wouldn’t expect any more from a guy like you and you certainly didn’t disappoint.

    *Just what qualifications do Rubin, Boot, Bolton and all the others possess? It certainly can’t be a track record of success. Nearly everything they’ve suggested has failed, sometimes disastrously so. Credentials? Rubin was an entertainment attorney, IIRC. Loyalty? Boot is a Russian foreigner with an axe to grind and Rubin brags in her social media about being a “friend” to a single country above all the nation’s other, arguably more important, allies. It’s almost like these people got their jobs based more on who they know or what they believe and less on what they know or how their policies work out.

  79. 36 ulster says:
    @MEH 0910

    That “honor” might be shared with Philip Giraldi, Piled higher and Deeper.

  80. @Harry Baldwin

    I’ve stopped reading NR/NRO

    I stopped reading after John Derbyshire was fired. But plan to resubscribe. We need them.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  81. @Spam I Am

    I wouldn’t be first to observe that a lot of their malice towards healthy social order could be associated with psychologically generalizing their own famously sick family dynamics onto the rest of us.

    • Replies: @Spam I am
  82. @Aft

    he owns the news cycle so completely and so constantly all the left does is react rather than lead on anything.

    Trump also owns the $trillion annual deficit. No ideas on health insurance. US troops are still in South Korea. And robo calls have made my telephone unusable.

  83. anon[347] • Disclaimer says:

    “Much of my journalism for the past four years has been devoted to critiquing President Trump and opposing the spread of Trumpism. But no matter how many columns or sound bites I produce, he remains in office”

    Lol, “journalism”. Is that what they’re calling propaganda these days? Trump remains in office because 1) most Americans don’t have Boot’s Russian tradition of authoritarianism 2) people rightfully hate Boot’s policies and mere words aren’t enough to make people ignore what they see in front of their faces as a result: endless (pointless) war, endless aggression, endless economic ruin, steady social decay, cultural decline, rising racial tensions, etc etc etc – all courtesy of a well-heeled immigrant insulated from the negative consequences of his policies. The economics and geopolitics he and company advocate are the problem, not lack of rhetoric. Yes, this guy is THAT smug.

  84. @Stan Adams

    And today is World Suicide Prevention Day!

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  85. Zpaladin says:

    Just wait until Max figures out that he has made a difference…helping Trump get re-elected. His comic doubling down on stupid gives Never Trumpers a bad name. Trump has exceeded their very low expectations (not started a nuclear war, not tanked the economy) but they won’t admit error.

  86. @Reg Cæsar

    Don’t know where you got that picture, but this woman looks like she is experiencing angioedema — see

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angioedema

    Her Donald Duck upper lip is very characteristic of this condition. She looks freaked out because she thinks this condition is permanent, which it isn’t, that is, if she doesn’t choke to death from her throat swelling.

    If you look like this, get thee to an emergency room and the triage nurse will put you “at the head of the line.” I guess there are medicines they can give you to counteract the swelling that you don’t choke.

    I suppose a reaction to Botox could do this as a whole bunch of other things, including the ACE inhibitor class of blood pressure drugs, which I found out on Public Television, are related to snake venom. This side effect is supposed to be rare that a lot of doctors are puzzled when you present with this, but snake venom, yeah! Lowers your blood pressure, real good!

    Something tells me that angioedema as a drug reaction is kind of how Viagra works by altering blood flow, but on the upper lip in this case.

  87. Bleuteaux says:
    @Steve Richter

    The only way to win is economic populism. Anything else will lose.

    • Replies: @Steve Richter
  88. peterike says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    It seems like the level of corruption tolerated and even encouraged in this country has gotten worse. On the GOP side, Nixon and Agnew were thrown out of office for less than what Trump has done.

    What has Trump done that could in any way be construed as “corruption”? Calling the press out as liars doesn’t count, since that’s simply the truth. And “muh Russia” is an abject fantasy, though one created deliberately to fool low-information Liberals.

    In the bigger picture, yes, corruption is rampant. The Deep State+Media vendetta against Trump is very good evidence of that. As is AIPAC.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  89. Alfa158 says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    “On the Dem side, sanctuary cities and states actually try to make absolute corruption a virtue.”
    I don’t see how this qualifies as corruption, meaning dishonest or fraudulent conduct. What you described is a rational program designed to achieve a specific goal. That is, to repeat what has happened in California.
    1. Import sufficient numbers of non-White people to outnumber the despised Beckys and Chads in the electorate.
    2. Non-Whites vote almost exclusively Democrat. And, when they don’t bother to vote, engaging in vote harvesting and ballot box stuffing is not done with dishonest intent, the Dems regard themselves as simply helping the People express their innate political will.
    3. The government becomes effectively a single party system.
    4. The wise philosopher-kings of the Party are then free to enact their superior programs without any effective opposition.
    5. The world becomes a better place.

    This program may be stupid and ultimately might wreck the country, but it is no more “dishonest” than the Wehrmacht rolling across France to the Channel. It is being conducted in a straightforward manner and increasingly being openly advocated and celebrated.

  90. Much of my journalism for the past four years has been devoted to critiquing President Trump

    Can you really call writing the same column over and over while displaying an astounding lack of knowledge of your new country “journalism”? Max is nothing but an ignorant, repetitive scold.

  91. @Steve Richter

    We need Nat Review like a dog needs heart worms. It has always been a CIA front.

  92. Simon says:

    I used to read Boot regularly and still find him interesting on military matters. But he’s a bitter, unpleasant human being who seems to take everything personally. His boast that “I would sooner vote for Josef Stalin than Donald Trump” was soon followed not just by attacks on the candidate but by even more venomous personal attacks on anyone, including former colleagues, who had a good word to say about Trump.

  93. @Daniel H

    I think he’s trying to hint that he’s a journalist. That’s just too big a lie to swallow.

  94. @eah

    Well, you know that Joel Gilbert’s big expose` of Obama was one long list of evidence that Obama was a Russian mole. He pretty well flubbed that one, so he’ll probably also flub the Trayvon expose`.

    If he stays true to form with his upcoming video, the state attorneys who prosecuted the case have nothing to worry about.

  95. Max Boot and Bret Stephens and Jennifer Rubin are moderately intelligent individuals defined mostly by their ability to push out essays in favor without laughing out loud for the ridiculousness of their positions. They were promoted far above their talents and intellect.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Jim from TO
  96. @Paleo Liberal

    Your discussing POTUS corruption and yet not mentioning Obama makes it difficult to take you seriously.

  97. @Aft

    For some reason, African Americans, we were like oddly quiet.

    Factcheck: False.

  98. @Paleo Liberal

    On the GOP side, Nixon and Agnew were thrown out of office for less than what Trump has done.

    Which was what, exactly?

  99. eah says:
    @guest

    Which gave Conservative Treehouse, for instance

    I agree they deserve a LOT of credit — I also read them during the case/trial.

  100. So a self-described “Russian Jewish immigrant” with no roots in the history, values or traditions of the American nation is terribly disappointed that scribblings which have gone unread by 99 percent of the US population has failed to topple an admittedly flawed but nevertheless duly elected President of the United States.
    Now that’s chutzpah!

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @Jim from TO
  101. Anonymous[412] • Disclaimer says:

    Poor Max turns 50 in two days, and I imagine that he’s depressed over that fact. After all, what has he accomplished in those 50 years? Surely, he has affected a lot of ruin in this country that he hates, but the country remains. So much more ruin to go, just like that pesky Adam Smith said.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  102. @peterike

    What has Trump done that is corrupt?

    At the very least, the emoluments clause.
    He has made sure he personally profits from the presidency.

    Others have pointed out that other presidents have been corrupt. True. That is one reason why Trump can get away with it. Probably the most corrupt family was the Bush Family. For example, Neil Bush cost the taxpayers $1 billion with Silverado. George Jr had his bankrupt Arbusto company bought out for many times its worth by the bin Laden family. And so on.

  103. @Gaius Gracchus

    Gee, I wonder what they have in common that enables them to succeed so “far above their talents and intellect”.
    Anyone?

  104. John Bolton just got fired. That shouldn’t help Maximum Boot’s mood.

  105. ‘… I am left to ask if all my work has made any difference…’

    We can sincerely hope not.

  106. Jack D says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    The Trump family has a large hotel and real estate empire. Whether a few government or foreign guests stay in their hotels or not at market rates has minimal influence on their bottom line. If these guests did not book the rooms, then someone else would – the hotels are well run and highly rated. This is not like some cattle futures scam where money is being channeled to Trump with corrupt intent. The whole Emoluments Clause thing is a big stretch.

    The Constitutional remedy for Presidential malfeasance is, in almost all cases, impeachment. If the Senate, by 2/3 vote, says that the President has violated the Emoluments Clause and thereby committed a high crime or misdemeanor, then he has and will be removed from office. If they don’t say that (and there is zero chance that they will) then fuck off. There’s going to be an election in a year and either the American people will renew Trump’s contract or they won’t. It seems to me that too many Democrats lack confidence in the democratic process and are trying to shortcut it somehow or keep hoping for a miracle. They keep grasping at straws. Maybe they realize on some gut level that none of their candidates is really that strong. If Trump is really the evil dude that you say he is, whomever the Dems nominate should win in a landslide, no contest. The other day, in the middle of Sharpiegate, one commentator said that it was a Federal crime to alter weather maps. The FBI will be right out to clap the cuffs on Trump any minute now.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  107. peterike says:

    Trump just fired warmonger Bolton, for being too war-mongery.

    Poor Max Boot probably just had a giant estrogen spike.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  108. peterike says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    At the very least, the emoluments clause. He has made sure he personally profits from the presidency.

    Pretty thin gruel there. The reality is he’s very likely lost an enormous amount of money, and is likely going to face a lifetime of pointless, harassing litigation.

    Despite his failures, Trump is a hero. The best President since Andrew Jackson when one considers the odds stacked against him.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
  109. alf says: • Website

    Och the poor guy.

  110. This seems to be the season when our Jewish handlers self-destruct: first Bret Stephens, now Max Boot.

    I would say I’m looking forward to Jennifer Rubin self-immolating; but perhaps she’s like Mount Etna. She perpetually crashes and burns. Kind of a running joke, really…

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  111. Anon[182] • Disclaimer says:

    “How many more columns am I going to have to write before the Joint Chiefs of Staff get the hint and have an accidental drone strike on the White House putting green?”

    How Max Boot imagines it will go down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBxgrr0wL8M

  112. Boot buddy, Johnny Boy Bolton is now out as NSA.

  113. Kronos says:
    @JosephB

    It’s a good episode. Its also the best “oh my arch enemy is crying from pain and despair let me bask in it” scene.

    Also, Scott Tillerson had it coming.

  114. Forbes says:
    @MEH 0910

    “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. ”
    –Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Replies: @Richard B
  115. @R.G. Camara

    Boot’s tears are salty and redolent of matzoh

  116. anonymous[238] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    His middle name is Jack (or he’ll adopt it)

  117. J.Ross says:
    @miss marple

    Hysterical wolf-crying. As with all the other non-stories it will turn out to have some reasonable explanation.

  118. Dan Hayes says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Charles Pewett:

    About South Tel Aviv denizens being “hardscrabble”? All I know about Tel Aviv is that it may be liberal (at least by Israeli standards!). Perhaps you could educate me about Tel Aviv politics (South TA or otherwise). Thanks.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  119. J.Ross says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    This accusation doesn’t make any sense (setting aside our meaningless laws, which might or might not find some definition satisfied): the hotels would make money anyway and, relative to how much he was making, they don’t make that much. The real concern of high political corruption is the perversion of governance, and possibly the abdication of critical duties, not just Catholic sin tabulation. It’s like how the real accusation of nepotism is incompetence. What is Trump doing differently with the input of these hotels that he would not have done otherwise? You’re talking about the guy who stood up to China and the human trafficking lobby. That sounds like a lot of grief to embrace for a sharp out to make a buck.
    And it’s drowned out by the unambiguous all-definitions corruption of talentless career politicians who view their office as a way to get rich, like the Clintons, and nearly everyone who has ever been in Congress.

  120. J.Ross says:
    @Colin Wright

    Michelle Goldberg will be next.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  121. Forbes says:
    @eah

    Most people have to be reminded who Trayvon Martin was, so I doubt this gets much attention. Besides, media got the story they wanted, for the most part–they’re not going back over this to expose themselves as corrupt fools and incompetents.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. Even Charles CW Cooke, from NR, is laughing at Max Boot over this. He definitely deserves the mockery:

  123. anon[302] • Disclaimer says:

    “It seems to me that too many Democrats lack confidence in the democratic process and are trying to shortcut it”

    Their mask is certainly slipping. That’s for sure. They were happy with democracy when they thought they were winning. But now that there is perceived resistance, they’ve rationalized their treason as the morally correct thing to do. Well, either that or they assume the republicans will do to them what they know they’d do themselves if they could get away with it. I guess that’s the fundamental failing of the radical left: they define their worldview on an extremist, and selfish, interpretation of what is “moral” and what is not; things like fairness and “greatest good for the greatest many” fall outside of that. Such a black and white view of the world leads one of the liberal inclination to naturally see anything that does not comport with their moral paradigm as being immoral – opinions, policy, even people – and, therefore, deserving of punishment. This is why liberals historically do bad things like shoot the Romanovs. They justify immorality as being moral, and therefore just. Under that logic, they can pretty much do anything without restraint.

  124. Forbes says:
    @TontoBubbaGoldstein

    Oh, I think laughing at him is sufficient embarrassing discomfort for Max Boob…

  125. @Dan Hayes

  126. @Father O'Hara

    Not sure where you’re going with that, mate, but fac et aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatum.

  127. Art Deco says:
    @eah

    It doesn’t seem to occur to him that he’s not loyal to any particular place, so every place is one of convenience to him. He may be attached to his wife and children (not his father, from whom he appears to be estranged). Beyond that, he may be attached to his possessions or perhaps an occupational subculture or perhaps a class of people. They’d have no use for him in Israel, where being a cultural parasite is status-lowering. It’s the same deal with Bret Stephens, who has a fake name and has lived in several different countries and hardly pretends that where he lives is for convenience. It’s the same for Bryan Caplan (who appears to be on the autism spectrum). It’s the same for Kevin Williamson, who is a flesh-and-blood example of someone whose worldview is driven by the conviction that he’s better than where he grew up. (That would be Lubbock, Tx).

  128. Art Deco says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    At the very least, the emoluments clause.

    A bit of idiocy that has been stomped flat by Jonathan Turley, among others.

    Honestly, Spiro Agnew was run out of office for having insisted on kickbacks from firms contracting with the Maryland state government. Nixon was run out of office for gross and repeated public lying and for directing his aides to run a scheme to pay off criminal defendants to persuade them to remain silent and not provide evidence for prosecutors. Whether he was implicated personally or not, his subordinates most certainly did run bag jobs on members of the opposition and various others (most notably Dr. Lewis Fielding). What we’ve discovered in the last six years is that the IRS and the FBI was pleased to do for Obama the sort of work they refused to do for Nixon. Not that any partisan Democrats will acknowledge that. The one’s on my Facebook list keep telling me Obama ran a ‘scandal-free’ administration. None of us can fix stupid.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  129. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    He hasn’t effected any ruin. However, he’s on the patronage of the Council on Foreign Relations. He’s never produced any scholarly work. He writes topical commentary. The thing is, he has only one audience other than the grant distributors at the Council, and that’s media and entertainment figures for whom he provides emotional validation and talking points. It’s a dispiriting way to make a living even if you’re getting a satisfactory salary. His wife at this point is the family’s primary earner. It’s a reasonable wager that 80% of the family income is coming from her job.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  130. guest says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    “These smelly, uneducated peasants want to send me back, but I don’t belong in Moscow or Jerusalem either. Gotcha!”

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  131. Anonymous[706] • Disclaimer says:
    @miss marple

    Probability of the hurricane going hither or thither > chance of a federal bureaucrat losing xer job for any reason

    But at least not all the NOAA employees would have to learn to code (I’m excepting the diversity/Twitter management part of the staff, which admittedly is probably half of them).

  132. @Bleuteaux

    The only way to win is economic populism

    what is economic popularism? Nationalist libertarian – that is libertarian without open borders? I think a balanced budget, anti deep state, anti partisan prosecutors would be viable. But what I think actually happens is we are doomed. Republicans are simply not running for office. Few care to get involved. And those who would run are deterred by the risk of prosecution. And the new ethnic makeup of the country has never shown it can govern fairly and successfully anywhere throughout history.

  133. R.G. Camara says: • Website
    @Stan Adams

    Psychology is bunk.

    At least 90% of it is based on unfalisfiable theories derived from some weirdo’s illogical, self-centered, warped thinking and have never been proven through valid through large-scale, repeatable, respectable studies.

    For example, “depression” is treated with talk-therapy and medication. Neither of which is proven very effective at all.

    But that’s because depression is a symptom, not a disease. Depression is a sign you’re living a life that is bad for you, and you need to change something about it. It’s mostly caused by people living a life that is unhealthy for them, rather than some kind of woody-allen-Sigmund-Freud mind problem.

    Most people need more exercise, eat better, to quit their crap jobs, to get married and have kids and find religion and live close to their next-of-kin. Do that, and almost everyone’s depression disappears. But psychology prefers methods that don’t work and aren’t proven to help.

    One day someone who does a lot of thankless work is going to put out a book that debunks the whole sordid empty industry. And in the future people will regard psychology the way we regard alchemy, astrology, and phrenology today: pseudo-sciences without no proof of their efficacy.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  134. @guest

    “These smelly, uneducated peasants want to send me back, but I don’t belong in Moscow or Jerusalem either. Gotcha!”

    Then it’ll be sub-Saharan African exile for you, Max Boot!

    It won’t be ten minutes in African exile before Max Boot accuses the mountain gorillas of anti-Semitism.

  135. Spam I am says:
    @Anonymousse

    On his list of unaccomplished chores he set aside his essay writing to accomplish was “washing the dishes.” It’s jarring for the reader to list a normal daily routine as something he’s left to itself for too long. It brings about for the reader olfactory memories of the unmitigated funk of unchecked mold, mildew, and rotting dairy and meat products crusting over the dinnerware.

    That’s no way for a 50 year old married man to live. Why isn’t his wife pitching in? She must be quite a dominant piece of work. Maybe Max’s rage at his household beta male status is being rerouted into his scattershot Trump screeds.

    Social scientists have recently discovered that those with the most acute unmitigated Patriarchal issues (hatred for their father) are reliably the most demonstrative anti-trump advocates.

    Maybe this all comes down to Max’s common male Jewish rage of not being allowed to wear the pants in his family. Confronting his wife would be deadly. Trump is a safe, benign choice for Max to speak his torchered mind, when in fact, Max’s wife is the man he must confront.

  136. @Daniel H

    Six Millennia of Fifth Columnism Tradition, and Sharpiegate was the best poor Max could come up with?

  137. @eah

    This is the kind of rude imbecility I have heard from Trump trolls. They tell me, a Russian Jewish immigrant, that I should go back where I come from; their only uncertainty is whether that is Russia (where I was born) or Israel (where I have never lived).

    What a little baby.

    Disagreeable people have been telling other disagreeable people to go somewhere … forever. And the place mentioned is usually–rumored to be–a lot less pleasant than Israel.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Anon
  138. L Woods says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Is there anything the “lift bruh” cliche can’t be stuffed into?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  139. @Jack D

    You are truly a voice of reason on here*, Jack. That was a great reply.

    P.L., you seem pretty reasonable normally, but you’re just grasping for straws here as some sort of defender of the Democrat party. You need to let that stuff go. I’m no kind of fan of the GOP either, but c’mon, let it go – this is not 1955, or even 1995, when things were still more civil, fair, and reasonable.

    .

    * ‘cept on those rare occasions when you are wrong, but then we know that because you don’t write back to our replies ;-}

  140. @Charles Pewitt

    Decorum, dear Charles.

    bored identity strongly believes that calling this emotionally fragile Wandering Joornalist all kind of names is certainly not helping your cause.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  141. @J.Ross

    ‘Michelle Goldberg will be next.’

    That’s fine, too, but at least she’s not a Neo-Con.

    The Neo-Cons are the worst. Their positions make it abundantly clear they haven’t the least interest in anything conservative at all so much as they just want to put conservatism to good use serving Israel.

    I don’t mind people who disagree with me. Put Bernie Sanders out there and I’ll argue with him until I drop dead — but I can respect the guy. However, dishonesty is something that gets my goat — and the ‘Neo-Cons’ are all about dishonesty.

  142. Muggles says:

    His neocon warmongering raving was one reason while I quit subscribing to the Wall St. Journal after subscribing for about 40 years. That and Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of it.

    Though it was fun to read the WSJ Rove, Boot, etc. rant during 2016 about how Trump would never be the GOP nominee, and once he did, how he must stop doing this and that to become President. Of course Trump continued to do his thing and ignored these sages. Fortunately.

    Boot never served in anyone’s military yet claims to be a “defense expert.” Advocating starting wars is his specialty. No stench of death for him. Just you and yours.

    Now he cries and whines that he’s not really King of the World. No one cares about his dead brain Trump bashing, along with the rest of the propaganda scribblers in DC and NYC. Poor Max.

    Whenever I read his name I think of two things: the German WWII submarine film Das Boot, and the name Homer Simpson adopted as a film tough guy, Max Power. The latter taken from his stereo volume control. When I actually consider Max Boot the evil war flack, I reach for my notional revolver. But sadly I can only enjoy his existential angst and despair. When AOC & Co. decide to join the WarsRUs mob in addition to their national socialism, I’m sure Max will find a new sinecure. A real “conservative” and all.

    • Troll: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    , @BenKenobi
  143. JosephB says:
    @Jack Henson

    I’m not sure:
    1. What war fucked up your generation? Korea? Vietnam? Iraq 1? Iraq 2? Afghanistan?
    2. What generation you think I am or what war we were supposed to have ended?
    3. We were talking about emotional fragility and snowflake syndrome. How does that connect to SDS and Weathermen?

    Thanks.

  144. @Harry Baldwin

    By the way, is “Shapiegate” actually a thing? I stopped paying attention to things like that awhile ago.

    It is, unfortunately, at least among people who care about weather forecasting. I’m a bit of a weather geek, so I listen to a podcast called ‘Weatherbrains’, whose participants are all meteorologists/weather experts. They come from across the political spectrum, and the podcast’s leader is an Alabama TV weatherman named James Spann, who is nobody’s political liberal.

    Well, Trump threw them all under the weather balloon, so to speak, and they’re furious, with what seems to be just cause. By the time Trump made his assertions that Alabama was still under threat by Dorian, all of the forecast agencies — as well as Spann himself, who’s the living icon of Alabama weather forecasting — had determined that the hurricane would recurve northeast, and pose no threat at all to Alabama. These forecasts were exactly right.

    Trump should have just backed down and admitted his his information was out of date, so he misspoke.

    This is not to say that the media didn’t ‘pounce’ on this and blow it out of proportion; of course they did. And this is not something that’s going to affect Trump’s administration or reelection chances materially. Never the less, it reflects badly on him.

  145. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Yeah, this one didn’t sound political at all. Steering winds, instability indexes, peaks and troughs, and pressure readings are thankfully not politicized (at the present point in time). You can’t take a hurricane path over warm water and just extrapolate it right on through the land into Ala-freakin-bama, for cryin’ out loud.

    This would not bother me if President Trump was otherwise getting some of Candidate Trump’s promises done. He’s not getting anything much done, and this kind of stupid distraction is part of the reason why.

    There’s one more thing that irks me. Even if the President WERE a meteorologist specializing in cyclones, it should remain a hobby, as weather disasters should be none of the President’s business anyway.

  146. J.Ross says:
    @Art Deco

    Thomas Friedman married a billionaire heiress and he continued to Friedman all over the place. It sounds to me like you might be presupposing that the gentleman in question has a capacity for shame.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  147. J.Ross says:
    @JosephB

    That’s actually the perfect illustration for the actual purpose of the mass media, especially entertainment. They have given up on indoctrination and now attempt dungeon master type serial killer level soul cracking demoralization. If Harvey or any of his colleagues could, they absolutely would sell a hypnotic experience which would (without any physical harm) temporarily convince the audience that they had just murdered their own parents. One of the wierdest things about foreign entertainment media is they generally don’t do this deconstruction guilting stuff, or at least nowhere near the same saturation we have become used to. It is a great episode.

  148. Anon[318] • Disclaimer says:

    If not for Bezos, Boot woul truly be a non-factor by now. Nobody really likes the guy.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  149. Peterike says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    “Well, Trump threw them all under the weather balloon, so to speak, and they’re furious, with what seems to be just cause.”

    Furious! My word. Poor little snowflakes.

    Hah, I made a weather funny.

  150. J.Ross says:
    @eah

    >there is nothing more important in the United States than racism.
    There’s nothing he can point to in support of this breathtakingly disqualifying assertion (replace “racism” with “spatulæ” and it sounds like the same sentence). What a totally airheaded thing to say. Of course, concern about “racism” is really Stasi sneaking, it’s the agreed upon code and moral panic for rejecting Trump and his supporters.

  151. @MEH 0910

    His avatar is noticeably more jaunty than the real thing

  152. Jack D says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Thank God that Obama never misspoke about anything. Oh, wait he did, but he always got a pass from the press. Trump makes a slip of the tongue about a weather forecast and it’s the outrage of the century, at least for a day or two until there’ another outrage of the century. Haven’t they notices (poor Max hasnt’) that keeping the outrage meter pinned at 11 for every faux pas turns you into the boy who cried wolf. Someday Trump is going to make a really big mistake but no-one will notice because the Dems have been foaming at the mouth for 3 years now over weather maps and other meaningless crap.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  153. BB753 says:
    @Muggles

    Sorry, I meant LOL, not Troll, and the Unz Review software doesn’t allow me to change my reaction.

  154. @Gunner

    It might have been what The Manosphere refers to as “pity sex”

  155. @miss marple

    “Trump pouts, tantrums and threatens “… Do you have kids? or have you forgotten how kids act? I see none of that with Trump. Just how media portrays him, not actually how he acts.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @J.Ross
  156. @YetAnotherAnon

    Yeah, I turn on the radio while shaving Sunday morning and there’s a suicide-prevention radiothon — on the all-sports station

  157. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @L Woods

    It’s probably more helpful to think of it as a modern tradition. Traditions, like cliches, are unoriginal, but they are effective.

  158. @Jim from TO

    99 percent would still leave him with 3.4 million readers. His real readership — people who actually venture beyond a glance at the headline — is more likely down there with CNN’s ratings at 5 AM on a Sunday.

  159. @Harry Baldwin

    National Review must be bankrolled by someone like Sheldon Adelson, because the rag’s readership has now dwindled to something like Jonah Goldberg’s mother’s canasta club. Probably wasn’t such a great idea for them to reveal themselves so blatantly as Controlled Opposition.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Art Deco
  160. Mr. Anon says:
    @peterike

    Trump just fired warmonger Bolton, for being too war-mongery.

    Which begs the question – why did he hire Bolton in the first place? It’s not as if Bolton had changed, or that his record was unknown. It’s almost as if our twittering, reality-TV-star President was a shallow, mercurial blowhard, huh?

  161. Boot and the Bedbug should just give it up and form a comedy duo. Everyone is just laughing at the two of them any way. They may as well get paid for what the do well.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  162. Anonymous[164] • Disclaimer says:
    @Forbes

    The purpose of the Trayvon hysteria was to get Obama reelected. It served its purpose. Nobody cares anymore.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  163. Art Deco says:
    @J.Ross

    It was his father-in-law’s business, run for a number of years by his brother-in-law (a business that has had it’s ups and downs as it has been heavily levered at at times). AFAIK, his wife has never worked in the business.

    Friedman was paid a salary by commercial enterprises to work as a reporter for 15 years. He wasn’t assigned to the decorative position of writing editorials until he was past 40, and he was still employed by a commercial enterprise. You think his books are stupid? Well, people are still willing to buy them. Boot has never worked as a foreign correspondent or in any component of the news business that produces content the mass of its constituents want to read. He’s never been in the military or the Foreign Service. He knows nothing of international business transactions. He’s paid for his opinions and he’s worked on foundation patronage much of his career. (His wife, by contrast, has had a glam career in law, quite impressive when you consider she’s also popped three kids).

  164. Art Deco says:
    @Anon

    All of these people are employed to provide filler for idle column inches and to provide emotional validation and talking points for the other employees where they’re on salary (and, to a degree, to the constituents of the publications where they work). How self-conscious is David Brooks about the reality that is performance on PBS is an exercise in artifice (as is the News Hour generally since Lehrer’s retirement)? No clue.

  165. Richard B says:
    @Forbes

    In a way Emerson is THE alternative to Marx.

    But who knows Emerson today?

    Either way, great quote.

    Regarding Max Boot:

    He’s a card carrying member of the only real KKK that exists today.

    The Kvetching Kosher Khazars

  166. Art Deco says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Their subscription base has declined by about 40%. Something similar has happened to other opinion magazines.

    What’s interesting is what a hash Lowry has made of things in the last several years. They supposedly sank a great deal of money into an update of their website and digital edition, and the results were wretched. It was just a buggy mess, and only partial repairs have been implemented since. They damaged their comment section ‘ere the failed revamp by insisting people had to part with personal information before they could comment and the revamp left them with a comment section it was a challenge to read.

    The last wave of engaging starboard opinion journalists hit the town about 20 years ago. Lowry hasn’t been able to recruit anyone since with more than minimal talent and some of his hires over the years have been pathetic (Daniel Foster, Robert ver Bruggen). For 15 years, the managing editor’s position has been held by a man named Jason Lee Steorts. No clue what he has on Lowry. The man doesn’t live in New York and telecommutes. He was permitted by Lowry to cut Mark Steyn from the contributors list, and he injected the gay lobby’s perspective into their editorials. Before they ruined their comment section, some of their attentive readers offered their opinions of Steorts’ work: every contribution of his got trashed, and deservedly so. (Nowadays, their comment sections – if you can get them to display – are dominated by liberals).

    Have you looked at their 990 form? At one point their board was permitting Lowry and Kevin Williamson to pay themselves salaries in excess of $200,000 a year. (John Podhoretz’ board was also countenancing this sort of misconduct. Commentary employs about 10 people).

    NR has some satisfactory contributors, but the whole package is wrong. A critic of the publication has said one problem is that while it’s organized as a philanthropic trusteeship, the trustees do not supervise Lowry, whose discretion is similar to that of a proprietor (without the concomitant financial risk). And Lowry’s just not adequate to the task.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  167. Richard B says:
    @Kronos

    When Higher Education was made available to the middle-classes and then later the working classes in the second half of the 19th til the first half of the 20th century it was rejected as

    “Elitist!”

    That was America’s first “ist” and “ism.”

    It was also rejected as irrelevant to America’s #1 objective and primary interest,

    Making a Big Pile of Cash without Ever Having to Think!

    Or, to have just enough brains to know how to make money.

    For the purpose of either sitting on it forever or flaunting the status symbols it buys. Which, in the case of Trophy wives and children who go to “prestigious” universities, included actual human beings.

    Those were the Original Snowflakes.

    And, well, you know the rest.

    Europeans are in no position to sneer. Americans sold this mentality to Europe and there found a ready and willing partner in their deliberate and insane destruction of a civlization they inherited but didn’t create.

    Or can you say The Revolt Of The Masses?

    We’re simply living with the consequences now.

    The problem is incapable of solution at this point.

    It would be like trying to build an underground shelter in the middle of a hurricane.

  168. getaclue says:
    @MEH 0910

    Max — he never knew a War he wasn’t all for — someone else fighting….

  169. getaclue says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Yes too bad Hillary wasn’t successfully installed in Office by the Coup plotters to implement your new “Utopia” for you, Comrade….

  170. @Jim from TO

    Known Fact: You’re right. Even at 1%, I vastly overestimated his readership–and underestimated his chutzpah.

  171. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    I really don’t think that you, as a Founding Stock type person, fully appreciate how grave an insult “go back to where you came from” is to a non-Founding Stock person. It’s not the same as saying “go to Hell”. It is an attempt to negate the person’s entire life in this country, in effect to label them an n-word or a 2nd class citizen.

    This is what the Left is getting at when they talk about “white privilege” – it is exactly that lack of ability to understand the full implications of your words or deeds because your birth puts you in a situation where it can never apply to you – “Hey, what’s the big deal?” that enrages non-whites so much. In the past, people used to have the same attitude toward calling people the n-word or a fag, etc. – why it’s no different than calling someone an idiot – no harm is intended.

    While it is sometimes useful to be able to push people’s hot buttons like when I joke about certain white ethnic groups perhaps loving the bottle a little too much, you have to know when you are going too far. Our beloved Buffalo Joe apparently reached his tipping point over just such an issue.

  172. Clyde says:

    The simpler explanation is that Maximum Boot is a nut. He is neurotic and not all there by any means. If Trump was not around, this obsessive would be on some other grand crusade.

  173. Clyde says:
    @Ron Mexico

    Trump pouts, tantrums and threatens “… Do you have kids? or have you forgotten how kids act? I see none of that with Trump. Just how media portrays him, not actually how he acts.

    This describes Trump’s tweeting but this is this only way he can his unfiltered message out. The mass media is bought and sold Democrat. So Trump tweets and trolls to get his message out. Same for his impromptu chopper (helicopter) press conferences held on the White House lawn, where he jousts with the press.

  174. J.Ross says:
    @Anonymous

    Terrible explanation, he was an incumbent president at the time and faced no real competition, and ignores the lawyer’s crusade against self-defense, which fits much better. Lots of people in that year felt that Obama was a decent president held back by a typically obstinate Congress and facing probably the least qualified, worst chosen, most unforced error inducing Republican in memory. Obama turned back into a “community activist” later (surely in partial response to this).
    Many people in law, legislation, and who think they know better, want a situation like they have in Europe, a contrarian nonsense where anything done in self-defense is viewed itself like an unprovoked attack, and must answer for whatever Monday morning quarterbackers judge in safety to have been excessive.
    The reason it’s open-ended (for an attacked civilian defending himself; a cop would still have to worry about proportionality) is the hidden place leftists cannot see, the blind spot in their minds, the recognition that a rule would be unhelpful in this situation. We retain this bizarrely Constititional holdout because of the neatness of the explanation of the situation’s cause: the attacker has accepted whatever’s coming at him by attacking. Other situations where rigid rules are brainless, but without a bad guy to point to, lurch toward EU-style magical reasoning.

  175. J.Ross says:
    @Ron Mexico

    To an extent what the president practically does is take some guy, who privately thinks of himself as an unchallengeable area expert, and functionally unsupervised, (extreme close-up of a certain white handlebar mustache) and try to cajole, scare, or trick him into doing something. Maybe later we will learn that many of Trump’s antics were this, like his manipulation of hysterical talking heads.

  176. @Jack D

    I really don’t think that you, as a Founding Stock type person, fully appreciate how grave an insult “go back to where you came from” is to a non-Founding Stock person.

    What if it’s not just an insult, but an actual suggestion? I really do wish Max would move back to Russia permanently. He’s a rude ingrate. His presence here has made my country an incrementally worse place. As a Founding Stock person, I resent this.

    In the tweeter’s case, they are saying that to him are doing so because he spends so much time denigrating Founding Stock people. If someone doesn’t want to be denigrated, he shouldn’t spend his time denigrating other people. As far as I’m aware, nobody insulted Max until they grew tired of his constant insults and slurs. That some people believe they should be able to act like colossal assholes yet have others continue to treat them with politeness is really bizarre. If Max is really unaware of his colossal assholishness (how could he be, given the comments his idiotic columns produce) then his lack of self-awareness is just another reason we’d be better off without him.

    it is exactly that lack of ability to understand the full implications of your words or deeds because your birth puts you in a situation where it can never apply to you

    That’s the beauty of being in one’s own nation. I don’t have to or want to understand what triggers various foreigners. I wouldn’t be rude enough to move to Korea, then yammer about Korean privilege because their way of doing things rubs me the wrong way or that they don’t acknowledge on a daily basis how my presence in their country has enriched them.

    People that come here voluntarily, then immediately start bitching and moaning and insulting their hosts are rude. Rude people should be treated rudely. Ilhan Omar is a rude, obnoxious foreigner and I’m glad Trump was rude to her. I just wish he’d directed an investigation be opened into her lying during the naturalization process with an eye towards having her deported.

    Only in the US are natives expected to re-order their society and police their speech to accommodate the hurt feelings of a bunch of whiny, rude foreigners. Max Boot is a whiny, rude foreigner.

    • Agree: peterike
  177. peterike says:
    @Jack D

    I really don’t think that you, as a Founding Stock type person, fully appreciate how grave an insult “go back to where you came from” is to a non-Founding Stock person. It’s not the same as saying “go to Hell”. It is an attempt to negate the person’s entire life in this country, in effect to label them an n-word or a 2nd class citizen.

    It’s always the Golfocaust, isn’t it? Your response to “go back where you came from” is the typically unhinged, “it’s all about ME” response common among your ethny.

    This is what the Left is getting at when they talk about “white privilege” – it is exactly that lack of ability to understand the full implications of your words or deeds because your birth puts you in a situation where it can never apply to you

    No, the (((Left))) has simply come up with yet another rhetorical trope with zero basis in reality — like “structural racism,” like “toxic masculinity” — that they use as a weapon. They aren’t trying to “get at” anything. They aren’t the least bit interested in actually discussing the matter.

    “Hey, what’s the big deal?” that enrages non-whites so much. In the past, people used to have the same attitude toward calling people the n-word or a fag, etc. – why it’s no different than calling someone an idiot – no harm is intended.

    Except in the past calling someone a fag might have been seen as rude. Now, it gets you un-personed and your career and life can be destroyed by it. Let me know when somebody’s career is ruined for talking about “toxic whiteness” on their Facebook account. I’ll wait.

    While it is sometimes useful to be able to push people’s hot buttons like when I joke about certain white ethnic groups perhaps loving the bottle a little too much, you have to know when you are going too far.

    Yeah, “going too far” starts as you as you say, “but what about when Jews…”

  178. black sea says:
    @Jack D

    . . . like when I joke about certain white ethnic groups perhaps loving the bottle a little too much, you have to know when you are going too far.

    How do you know that you know when you’re going too far?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  179. Jack D says:
    @black sea

    When Buffalo Joe stomps off and says “please delete all of my past postings and never speak to me again.”

    • Replies: @black sea
    , @MEH 0910
  180. black sea says:
    @Jack D

    I suppose at that point you aren’t going too far, you’ve long since gone too far.

    Anyway, he’s probably still reading this site (once an Unzie, always an Unzie), so Joe, here’s to ya.

  181. @Jack D

    They are 2nd class citizens and they should be negated.

    They know it and I know it.

    Send. Every. Last. One. Back.

  182. Anyway, he’s probably still reading this site (once an Unzie, always an Unzie), so Joe, here’s to ya.
    I second the motion , Benedizioni a te Giuseppe.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  183. BenKenobi says:
    @Muggles

    Homer changed his name to Max Power in order to distance himself from a character named Homer Simpson, a bumbling detective on an in-universe TV show, Police Cops.

    And he got the name from a hair dryer.

  184. Thea says:
    @eah

    It won’t receive any media attention so even if it is an air tight case eloquently told it is irrelevant.

  185. gcochran says:
    @Jack D

    Split the difference: Boot should go half-way back to where he came from.

  186. Art Deco says:
    @R.G. Camara

    At least 90% of it is based on unfalisfiable theories derived from some weirdo’s illogical, self-centered, warped thinking and have never been proven through valid through large-scale, repeatable, respectable studies.

    You’ve confused psychology with psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a small department of psychology and very few academic psychologists are making contributions to the literature of psychoanalysis. As for clinicians, there aren’t many practitioners of it any more. Years ago I worked at a university medical center. It had left at that time one psychiatrist on its salaried staff who advertised his psychoanalytic training. That man was born in 1923 and died in 1996.

  187. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    I really don’t think that you, as a Founding Stock type person, fully appreciate how grave an insult “go back to where you came from” is to a non-Founding Stock person. It’s not the same as saying “go to Hell”. It is an attempt to negate the person’s entire life in this country, in effect to label them an n-word or a 2nd class citizen.

    Jack, people like me are expected to put up with insults and accusations as a matter of course, so there’s a certain amount of compassion fatigue when you make this claim.

    As for Max Boot, Bret Stephens and others, it’s pretty clear they view themselves as visitors from a superior neighborhood. The superior neighborhood isn’t a geographic place, but the society of a certain type of person you might find in a dozen different places – New York, Washington, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Madrid among them. And yes, they are welcome to plant their tuchus in one of those places. This isn’t a policy disagreement with these guys.

    (With Tamar Jacoby, it might just be limited to a policy disagreement).

  188. @kaganovitch

    I fifth the motion. Take care, Joe.

  189. MEH 0910 says:

    Invade the World.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  190. anon[558] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Jack, I really don’t think that you, as a rootless cosmopolitan type person who has a kind of “lifeboat country” you can run away to when this one becomes badly screwed up, fully appreciate how tedious it is for someone descended from Heritage America to be lectured by an ignorant, hate-filled bigot like Max Boot, or Ilhan Omar, or a whole list of other arrogant assholes.

    “Nice country you made, me and my friends own it now” isn’t the way to win friends or positively influence people, and “You and your sons should go die halfway around the planet because me and my friends say so” has gotten quite tiresome over the last 40 years. Especially seeing as how you, Max and your children are always absent from those festive, bloody parties. “Do as we say, not as we do” isn’t leadership, Jack, it’s something else.

    “You have to go back” is a valid reply to arrogant newcomers, drifters, and grifters who claim the authority to order the rest of us around based on nothing more than “because we say so”.

  191. MEH 0910 says:
    @Jack D

    When Buffalo Joe stomps off and says “please delete all of my past postings and never speak to me again.”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/why-did-the-wnba-become-the-angry-lesbians-league/#comment-3277342

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Buffalo+Joe

    https://www.unz.com/?s=lesbian&Action=Search&=&=&=&=&=&=&=&ptype=all&=&commentsearch=only&commenter=Buffalo+Joe&=&=

    Buffalo Joe had a past comment referring to militant lesbians. Seems hypocritical of him to spring a big guilt trip on Steve for referring to angry lesbians.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  192. MEH 0910 says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

  193. Don Ho says: • Website

    Max Boot on Tucker Carlson a couple years ago is my go to “need a laugh and don’t forget to thank Al Gore” YouTube video. The best is when he asks Max to think about selling insurance or painting houses. Max calling Tuck a Russian sympathizer.

    • Replies: @BB753
  194. BB753 says:
    @Don Ho

    Man, Jews are still terrified about the Cossacks’ raiding their shtetls! It almost makes you believe this fear is transmitted epigenetically!

  195. @MEH 0910

    Amusing the picture shows the execrable Romney. Now that McCain is in hell and Paul Ryan is doing whatever he’s doing, Romney is Exhibit A in the worthlessness of the GOP.

  196. Jack D says:
    @MEH 0910

    I’m not a mind reader and I haven’t gone back and read the Angry Lesbian thread myself (for some reason I missed it the 1st time) but I gather from other recent comments that Joe might have been upset at what other people in this thread said about Lesbians such as his beloved daughter rather than Steve himself. Or maybe he was upset that Steve hosts a forum where such comments are still allowed and are not off limits (I gather from the frequent “Steve deleted my comment” complaints that Steve does filter the more outrageous comments, so given what he lets thru, I can only imagine what he has to filter).

    Quite often, Steve says or “notices” things that are (or at one time would have been) only mildly objectionable, if at all, by normal standards . But by ever shifting (leftward) Current Year PC standards, noticing ANYTHING, such as putting the words “Angry” and “Lesbians” in the same sentence, is highly objectionable, usually for several self contradicting and incoherent reasons – Lesbians are no more angry than anyone else and if they are angry it’s because they are justifiably pissed at people who call them angry). But then other commenters chime in and say things that are truly objectionable to anyone to the left of Goebbels and Genghis Khan.

  197. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:

    Max “Boot” is one embodiment of the Jewish temper-tantrum at Americans not accepting Jewish nationalism as the only truly acceptable ethnic nationalism.

    What on Earth are people like him still doing here? By “like him” I mean those people in embedded power and with foreign ethnically rooted allegiances who are fundamentally intolerant of the ethnic interests of heritage Americans.

    This nation is not yet doing its job. Though, Max’s shrillness from inside his pot may indicate an effective rising temperature.

  198. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    This is the kind of rude imbecility I have heard from Trump trolls. They tell me, a Russian Jewish immigrant, that I should go back where I come from; their only uncertainty is whether that is Russia (where I was born) or Israel (where I have never lived).

    As if being “rude” has any meaning in politics in 2019. What a little faggot. There is no worse propagandist than one who can’t take even minor and hardly commensurate blow-back.

    He’s not “Russian”. He’s fucking Jewish and he knows it. With all of the requisite loyalty to Israel and disdain for actual Russians. Full stop. What a fat, dishonest cunt. His complaint here is typical of his ongoing charade meant to disenfranchise the American people.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  199. Art Deco says:
    @Anon

    He’s not invested in the Jewish experience. Mrs. Boot was born Jeannette Kathleen Bailey in the Virginia tidewater. He also appears to be estranged from his father.

    • Replies: @BB753
  200. BB753 says:
    @Art Deco

    Isn’t marrying a shiksa and being estranged from one’s parents part of the Jewish experience?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
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