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Like I’ve been saying, Trump’s idol was New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. I spent a couple of weeks looking for a job in Manhattan in 1982 and I came to the conclusion that New Yorkers (or at the least the people I interviewed with) believed that the most famous man in the world was George Steinbrenner. (Second was Frank Perdue and third was Crazy Eddie. This list may have had something with why I ended up in Chicago and turned down HBO when they finally called with a job offer in Manhattan.)

Anyway, Trump firing Comey reminds me of the media meltdown on the sports pages when Steinbrenner fired Yankee manager Billy Martin (or Martin resigned before he could be fired). It seemed like the end of the world. It was such a crisis that the world couldn’t possibly go on.

But then it did.

In particular, Steinbrenner went on, and on, and on. To Steinbrenner/Trump types, giant furors aren’t exhausting, they’re energizing.

Steinbrenner wound up hiring Billy Martin back and firing him again four more times. If Trump is like Steinbrenner was with Yankees managers, his chronicle of FBI directors over the coming years will look something like this:

1. James Comey
2. Rudy Giuliani
3. James Comey
4. Chris Christie
5. Bill Bratton
6. Eric Holder
7. G. Gordon Liddy
8. James Comey
9. Ta-Nehisi Coates
10. Ramzan Kadyrov
11. Rudy Giuliani

 
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  1. Dahlia says:

    This list is why read…

    “9. Ramzan Kadyrov”

    And this is why we contribute $

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  2. Anonym says:

    I think you missed the reanimated corpse of Iron Felix.

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  3. Which may be why, after a few years, it was wisely decided to move the capital out of New York City.

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  4. Lugash says:

    I’m at the point that I hope Trump got into bed with the Russians, just to see the liberal meltdown when Actual Americans shrug their shoulders and keep backing Trump. Past that, anything that throws a wrench into the Israeli/Wahbbist/AntiIran/AntiRussian coalition gets a thumbs up as well.

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    • Replies: @Altai
    The irony is that in current year Trump being a Manchurian candidate for Russia would broadly represent him carrying out a more pro-American foreign policy.

    This is the question nobody ever asked them. Why? Why would Russia want to do this? And why would it be bad if they did? It's like that meme about how Putin did more to keep the US out of a war than Obama. What exactly are the neocons afraid of? Nobody ever asked them or for them to expand on what nefarious results the Russians had in mind for the average American. Could they possibly do worse?

    The elites in the West have it in or acquiesce to others who have it in for their own people so badly that the Russians might almost be considered saviours like the Vietnamese entering Cambodia.

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  5. There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don’t even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you’ve lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

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    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.
     
    Steve, goldbox this sucker!
    , @TheBoom
    This equation should be taught in schools
    , @Randal

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.
     
    Nope, and the exception is informative. Note that there was suddenly no msm or political establishment screeching, and indeed almost a period of unaccustomed pro-Trump media coverage, when he murdered a few Syrian conscripts/servicemen (despite the blatant illegality of the act in both US and international law).

    Understand why that act was so favourably received and you will understand a lot about the realities of power and influence in the modern US sphere.
    , @Wency
    Very clever. Though in all fairness, they liked it when he bombed Syria. Even the American Federation of Teachers approved!

    http://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-president-weingarten-us-airstrikes-syria

    One can presume that if he launched an unprovoked nuclear first strike against Russia over its LGBT policies, ending life on Earth as we know it, the last words transmitted by the American media would be approving.
    , @The Alarmist

    "First, define x to be any action by Trump."
     
    The Screech law is actually a problem of simultaneous equations, in which the actions of Trump are f(x) and the reaction of the media are f(y) given f(x).

    The typical way to solve this is to eliminate one of the variables and solve for the other ... the reaction of the media is almost certainly a screech or shreik to any Trumpian motion, so 'f(y)' has only one solution given any 'x' and is essentially unreleated to the characteristics of 'x'. The only unknown is f(x), which is asymptotic and bounded by infinity in the number of its solutions.

    Never a dull moment with Trump, except that the 'variability' itself gets to be a bit monotonous.
    , @Anonymous
    True but there is one notable exception: bombing Syria.

    The scary thing is that starting a war with Iran might get Trump really popular, if only temporarily.
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  6. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    As a Trump base voter I knew I couldn’t get through a single day without getting shivved by this fraud, his advisors, or his cabinet:

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/us-signs-international-declaration-climate-change-despite-trumps-004206189–abc-news-topstories.html

    While the council only has the power to issue advisories, the language in the statement signed by Tillerson comes in stark contrast to statements and promises made by President Trump about climate change.

    THIS IS A TRIAL BALLOON FOR THE UPCOMING PARIS CO2 SELLOUT

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    • Replies: @Lot
    I am a Trump voter and want Trump to continue Obama's environmental policy. Trump likely continue Obama-era policy even more than Hillary. The real difference is that a Dem EPA passes new regs and a GOP EPA sticks with the old ones with a bit more lax enforcement. Big Oil and Gas is quite comfortable and adapted to current regulations. They all have quite large and profitable clean energy operations too.

    Trump should put more of a WWC stamp on environmentalism. Less on train projects, more on subsidizing GM's and Ford's hybrid and electric car programs and preservation and cleaning of local rivers and forests.
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  7. Jack D says:

    Regardless of any Steinbrenner analogies, the WH today did not seem like a well oiled machine. When you do something like this, everyone in the WH should be on the same page and telling the press the same story. People outside the Beltway may not care but inside they rate you on professionalism. Trump may be in a different place politically that most of Washington but that doesn’t mean he and his staff can’t get their act together and give coherent explanations for their actions.

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  8. anon says: • Disclaimer

    in his 37 years as owner, Steinbrenner led the Yankees to seven World Series Championships, 11 American League Pennants, and 16 Division Titles.

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  9. Whiskey says: • Website

    Trump kept things secret to A. Prevent Leaks which plague his admin; B. Prevent McCain, Grahamnesty, etc. from grandstanding and so on. Now those two odious wretches and the other Cucks have to either go join Democrats formally and face annihilation of their considerable political machines, or cringingly mince around and join the Trump parade. In Graham’s case, with extra mincing.

    Comey went around telling people that Trump was crazy, and Comey seems a died in the wool SJW nutjob. So, no wonder he had to go. More should follow.

    People in Washington fundamentally don’t fear Trump, and that he has to change. He has to make every single bureaucrat FEAR HIM. It is far, far, better to be feared than loved.

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    Have you noticed Graham has been awfully nice to Trump, lately? McCain's gonna do his thing, but...Graham has been aligning more with Trump.

    I noticed this before Kissinger, but this Kissinger thing was a watershed thing. It wasn't an accident or an "oh, isn't that cute/funny of Trump" as so much of our retarded press has reported it. It was deliberate and the biggest moment for Trump's foreign policy. Are the press that overrun with gays? Jesus...

    , @Travis
    excellent point. Good to see Trump putting some fear into the department heads.
    This was a brilliant move by Trump...keeping everyone off-guard , not letting it leak , making the leftists insane with rage because Trump fired a man they despised..
    , @LondonBob
    Prosecuting Clinton and the Obama spying should now be possible to pursue.
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  10. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Trump might be one of those business guys who can only remember the tenor of the last meeting and acts accordingly. Between each meeting he’s a totally different guy. His reality is formed by a random walk defined by the attendees of his sequence of meetings.

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  11. Steve has an honorary degree from St. Lolaf.

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  12. Dahlia says:

    Btw, what the h-e-double hockey sticks with our media not even reporting the Ukrainian foreign minister showing up yesterday at the White House! Had it not been for Trump tweeting out this fact,

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/862788002594127873

    we’d never have known! I checked around to make sure I wasn’t crazy, and truly, it wasn’t reported by the American Press, but the Ukrainian Press, a normal, functioning press, was rightly on top of it…

    I mean, Russia vs Ukraine just happened to be a ginormous prime mover of the American presidential election and aftermath, but our press saw nothing fascinating or interesting about Russians AND a Ukrainian being at the White House… Oh, and HENRY f****** Kissinger being unveiled for the press was treated as….. a troll of the press who were indulging in Watergate wet dreams???
    And Trump is not just these journalists’ Woodward and Bernstein moment. Many hope he’s also their meal ticket to book deals, television show appearances and paid speaking engagements. And so they revel in the back and fourth slap fights between themselves and Trump’s twitter account that don’t seem to interest anyone beyond the Acela corridor.

    https://heatst.com/politics/craven-journalists-are-just-begging-for-their-own-personal-watergate/

    These people are driving me off the deep end. Yeah, Henry Kissinger being there was about ****You***, the wonderful glorious, magnificent, *Y*O*U*!! Trump thinks about you day and night. He goes to sleep vexxed by you. How to get back at ***you***, you thoughtful suburban dweller… Oh, I know, bring on Henry Kissinger to troll marvelous **y**o**u** (batteries sold separately).

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    They are truly becoming unglued. It would be funny if it weren't so dangerous.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    The problem with your post is that, after 3 bourbons, I can't understand what you're talking about. Please try to write comments robust in the 4-5 bourbon range...
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  13. Mr. Anon says:

    I’m down with the idea of G. Gordon Liddy as FBI director. After his imprisonment and public disgrace he became a born-again civil libertarian.

    We could do worse.

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  14. zanon says:

    This is hysterical

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  15. Dahlia says:
    @FactsAreImportant
    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don't even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you've lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    Steve, goldbox this sucker!

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    The function fails for military actions. The Syria strike was an amazing time to watch the fake media collectively drop to their knees and offer to fellate the POTUS.
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  16. Mr. Anon says:

    Tucker Carlson was interviewing some Democratic Party mouth-piece/hired-liar who complained that Hillary’s campaign was done in by “The Russians”, and then later in the interview claimed that it was down to James Comey, announcing his re-opening of the investigation into Hillary’s server. Carlson, with his babe-in-the-woods look, interjected “I thought you said it was the Russians. Does James Comey work for the Russians too?”

    I just about coughed up my dinner, laughing.

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  17. Dahlia says:
    @Whiskey
    Trump kept things secret to A. Prevent Leaks which plague his admin; B. Prevent McCain, Grahamnesty, etc. from grandstanding and so on. Now those two odious wretches and the other Cucks have to either go join Democrats formally and face annihilation of their considerable political machines, or cringingly mince around and join the Trump parade. In Graham's case, with extra mincing.

    Comey went around telling people that Trump was crazy, and Comey seems a died in the wool SJW nutjob. So, no wonder he had to go. More should follow.

    People in Washington fundamentally don't fear Trump, and that he has to change. He has to make every single bureaucrat FEAR HIM. It is far, far, better to be feared than loved.

    Have you noticed Graham has been awfully nice to Trump, lately? McCain’s gonna do his thing, but…Graham has been aligning more with Trump.

    I noticed this before Kissinger, but this Kissinger thing was a watershed thing. It wasn’t an accident or an “oh, isn’t that cute/funny of Trump” as so much of our retarded press has reported it. It was deliberate and the biggest moment for Trump’s foreign policy. Are the press that overrun with gays? Jesus…

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  18. whorefinder says: • Website

    a few thoughts:

    1. Steinbrenner was pretty famous for treating baseball games like football games. That is, every individual win or loss was extremely emotionally draining and required immediate action by the boss. This drove most baseball aficionados nuts—especially those from Southern California and the West, who for the previous 10-20 years had ruled the baseball roost, and had taken a casual, laid-back, long term, less-combative approach.

    Steinbrenner’s New York approach was disruptive to the dominant wait-and-see mindset, but it also jumped up interest and ratings. Recall that baseball was a national phenomenon before Babe Ruth because the Ty Cobb era guys were such scrappers and violent brawlers (Billy Martin would have fit in well then).

    Steinbrenner re-introduced that scrapper mindset in New York, while Southern California had been led by the model-looking Steve Garvey guys. That created a New York (ugly, brawling, fight-ready guys like Billy Martin and Thurmon Munson) versus LA (pretty boy, laid-back, Steve Garvey) setup for the late 70′s, which was baseball gold.

    2. Trump (as Agnostic has pointed out) runs on cycles—he’s very high energy and busy for a month or two, then goes low-energy for a month or two; it’s his natural (or learned) ebb and flow—strike hard, strike in a blitzkreig, and then relent and see what the terrain gives you, watch and wait. He’s reentered his frenetic pace, where he’ll probably have a flurry of things done in the next month. He probably decided on firing Comey a month ago but waited until he could secure both the AG and the deputy FBI guy’s support, and for Comey to slip up publicly, until he did it.

    3. Trump’s Comey fire should have been on the first day, but he probably didn’t have a good (re: reliable underling) ready for the job yet. Trump had badder fish to fry (AG’s office, executive orders, Sec of State) and triaged Comey’s demise until later. Comey tried to derail Trump with his July 5th cover for Hillary, and Trump didn’t forget, he just realized Comey wasn’t that important once he’d been sworn in.

    4. As a guy who runs on cycles of ebb and flow, Steinbrenner and Trump believe others do as well. Hence why Steinbrenner could fire and rehire Martin, believing he was on upside of cycles when he hired him.

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    Good explanation of why Steinbrenner seemed so alien to SoCal fans.

    Bill James thinks Steinbrenner's use of Martin, who was an exciting short term manager but wore out teams in the long run, was pretty effective.

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  19. 9. Ta-Nehisi Coates
    10. Ramzan Kadyrov

    How ’bout Rodrigo Duterte?

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    How ’bout Rodrigo Duterte?
     
    Now there is some precedent -

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

    http://imgur.com/a/xK6CC

    Fischer is at least Anglosphere. Or at least I assume that the unfortunate few hundred Jews who grew up in Rhodesia spoke English. He got his Ph.D. in economics from MIT at age 26, which would not be possible for non-native English speakers.

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  20. Lot says:
    @Anonymous
    As a Trump base voter I knew I couldn't get through a single day without getting shivved by this fraud, his advisors, or his cabinet:

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/us-signs-international-declaration-climate-change-despite-trumps-004206189--abc-news-topstories.html

    While the council only has the power to issue advisories, the language in the statement signed by Tillerson comes in stark contrast to statements and promises made by President Trump about climate change.

    THIS IS A TRIAL BALLOON FOR THE UPCOMING PARIS CO2 SELLOUT

    I am a Trump voter and want Trump to continue Obama’s environmental policy. Trump likely continue Obama-era policy even more than Hillary. The real difference is that a Dem EPA passes new regs and a GOP EPA sticks with the old ones with a bit more lax enforcement. Big Oil and Gas is quite comfortable and adapted to current regulations. They all have quite large and profitable clean energy operations too.

    Trump should put more of a WWC stamp on environmentalism. Less on train projects, more on subsidizing GM’s and Ford’s hybrid and electric car programs and preservation and cleaning of local rivers and forests.

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    I am a Trump voter and want Trump to continue Obama’s environmental policy.


    Even the Global Warming BS?
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  21. @whorefinder
    a few thoughts:

    1. Steinbrenner was pretty famous for treating baseball games like football games. That is, every individual win or loss was extremely emotionally draining and required immediate action by the boss. This drove most baseball aficionados nuts---especially those from Southern California and the West, who for the previous 10-20 years had ruled the baseball roost, and had taken a casual, laid-back, long term, less-combative approach.

    Steinbrenner's New York approach was disruptive to the dominant wait-and-see mindset, but it also jumped up interest and ratings. Recall that baseball was a national phenomenon before Babe Ruth because the Ty Cobb era guys were such scrappers and violent brawlers (Billy Martin would have fit in well then).

    Steinbrenner re-introduced that scrapper mindset in New York, while Southern California had been led by the model-looking Steve Garvey guys. That created a New York (ugly, brawling, fight-ready guys like Billy Martin and Thurmon Munson) versus LA (pretty boy, laid-back, Steve Garvey) setup for the late 70's, which was baseball gold.

    2. Trump (as Agnostic has pointed out) runs on cycles---he's very high energy and busy for a month or two, then goes low-energy for a month or two; it's his natural (or learned) ebb and flow---strike hard, strike in a blitzkreig, and then relent and see what the terrain gives you, watch and wait. He's reentered his frenetic pace, where he'll probably have a flurry of things done in the next month. He probably decided on firing Comey a month ago but waited until he could secure both the AG and the deputy FBI guy's support, and for Comey to slip up publicly, until he did it.

    3. Trump's Comey fire should have been on the first day, but he probably didn't have a good (re: reliable underling) ready for the job yet. Trump had badder fish to fry (AG's office, executive orders, Sec of State) and triaged Comey's demise until later. Comey tried to derail Trump with his July 5th cover for Hillary, and Trump didn't forget, he just realized Comey wasn't that important once he'd been sworn in.

    4. As a guy who runs on cycles of ebb and flow, Steinbrenner and Trump believe others do as well. Hence why Steinbrenner could fire and rehire Martin, believing he was on upside of cycles when he hired him.

    Good explanation of why Steinbrenner seemed so alien to SoCal fans.

    Bill James thinks Steinbrenner’s use of Martin, who was an exciting short term manager but wore out teams in the long run, was pretty effective.

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    Steinbrenner mellowed a bit with age. Buck Showalter was an authoritarian in the same mold as Martin, but Steinbrenner allowed him to have a three-year run with the team to shape them up while the farm system was beefed up and then put Joe Torre in place---a manager who was much gentler and better with farm talents than a drill instructor type like Martin or Showalter.

    Stenbrenner's "every game is the superbowl" mentality was, I believe, a put on, and for legitimate recruiting reasons. NYC and the Yankees had a ton of negatives in the 70s and 80s (massive crime, horrible economy, serial killers running amok, crap ballpark in a high-crime area, the general trend of California being ascendant as America's promised land), and Steinbrenner decided to counter that by playing short-term ball.

    The Boss drove the laid-back folks nuts by not playing the game their way and making them step out of their emotional comfort zone, and also (and just as importantly) attracted a lot more free-agent talent than he would have. If 1970s Reggie Jackson could have played for identical clubs in CA or NYC, he would have chosen CA hands down (and not just due to Muscle Beach).

    But Steinbrenner paid a lot more for Jackson, and his recruiting drive was downright New York-is-the-tip-of-the-spear---in effect, differentiated the win-now, loud, in-your-face NY with the surfer-dude, make-the-movie-in-three years Hollywood folks. Steinbrenner, as an out of towner (he was born and raised in Cleveland, and as a child worshiped the Indians, not the Yankees), knew the selling points of NYC to an outsider, and highlighted them to Jackson and other free agents.
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Billy Mah-tin was the shadow manager of the Yankees almost until his unfortunate death.
    , @dcthrowback
    "Mattingly! Trim those sideburns!"

    http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/n/0/p/d/a/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gn0pdd.png/1456135250938.jpg

    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2011/08/mattingly-hair-20-years-ago.html
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  22. Achilles says:

    I don’t think Steve’s comment will be applicable to the FBI Director. The Democrats want a DOJ/FBI and a justice system generally that persecutes their enemy identity groups and that favors their coalition identity groups, while keeping their own corrupt crew of politicians out of prison. They believe law is just a charade masking the power relationship of who/whom anyway, and it doesn’t trouble them to corrupt it.

    The Republicans on the other hand just want a straight arrow at the FBI who does his job and keeps his head down. Once Trump appoints whomever he appoints, I don’t expect Trump to have much to do with him, as the job of dealing with the FBI actually falls to his people at the DOJ, Sessions and Rosenstein. I don’t think we’ll hear much about the FBI Director going forward after the new appointment, and focus in the hysterical media will change to the AG and the DOJ when it comes to legal proceedings and investigations.

    But I won’t be surprised if Steve’s comment doesn’t prove applicable to Chief of Staff.

    I’m surprised Priebus has lasted as long as he has. That job has got to be like riding a mechanical bull where Trump comes in every morning and cranks it up to the highest setting and then watches you try to stay on, waiting for you to fall off.

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    >They believe law is just a charade masking the power relationship of who/whom anyway,

    They are correct
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  23. The firing of Comey is a highly significant move imo, especially coupled with the very positive meeting with Lavrov re Syria. This is Trump getting back on track after the bombing debacles. Comey was a disgrace, and had to go. He is absolutely responsible for all the destructive leaks that have hemmed Trump in since taking office. The war with the Deep State is back on and that is great news. I really fear for the President’s safety though. Let’s finally once and for all see what the f__k they have on Russia and be done with it. If they try to just railroad the President, which is possible imo, there has to be a revolution.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Totally agree. Comey, a non-elected bureaucrat, took it upon himself to be the arbiter of what's good for the country. That wasn't his job; he should have been fired long ago. H.R. McMaster should be next. Total purge of the Deep State. We'll see if Trump has the fortitude to do that.
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  24. Lot says:
    @International Jew

    9. Ta-Nehisi Coates
    10. Ramzan Kadyrov
     
    How 'bout Rodrigo Duterte?

    How ’bout Rodrigo Duterte?

    Now there is some precedent –

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

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    Fischer is at least Anglosphere. Or at least I assume that the unfortunate few hundred Jews who grew up in Rhodesia spoke English. He got his Ph.D. in economics from MIT at age 26, which would not be possible for non-native English speakers.

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    "Or at least I assume that the unfortunate few hundred Jews who grew up in Rhodesia spoke English."

    Indeed so. You can hear /see any number of Fischer speeches on You tube. He is quite obviously a native English speaker. In contrast, his Hebrew, while very good his not quite as fluent.
    , @anon
    What? There are probably a dozen of MIT Ph.D.s on my floor and all or nearly all of them are non-native English speakers. A casual browsing of current MIT PhD students in Econ suggests the majority are non-native English speakers.
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  25. Hilarious post!

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  26. whorefinder says: • Website
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    Good explanation of why Steinbrenner seemed so alien to SoCal fans.

    Bill James thinks Steinbrenner's use of Martin, who was an exciting short term manager but wore out teams in the long run, was pretty effective.

    Steinbrenner mellowed a bit with age. Buck Showalter was an authoritarian in the same mold as Martin, but Steinbrenner allowed him to have a three-year run with the team to shape them up while the farm system was beefed up and then put Joe Torre in place—a manager who was much gentler and better with farm talents than a drill instructor type like Martin or Showalter.

    Stenbrenner’s “every game is the superbowl” mentality was, I believe, a put on, and for legitimate recruiting reasons. NYC and the Yankees had a ton of negatives in the 70s and 80s (massive crime, horrible economy, serial killers running amok, crap ballpark in a high-crime area, the general trend of California being ascendant as America’s promised land), and Steinbrenner decided to counter that by playing short-term ball.

    The Boss drove the laid-back folks nuts by not playing the game their way and making them step out of their emotional comfort zone, and also (and just as importantly) attracted a lot more free-agent talent than he would have. If 1970s Reggie Jackson could have played for identical clubs in CA or NYC, he would have chosen CA hands down (and not just due to Muscle Beach).

    But Steinbrenner paid a lot more for Jackson, and his recruiting drive was downright New York-is-the-tip-of-the-spear—in effect, differentiated the win-now, loud, in-your-face NY with the surfer-dude, make-the-movie-in-three years Hollywood folks. Steinbrenner, as an out of towner (he was born and raised in Cleveland, and as a child worshiped the Indians, not the Yankees), knew the selling points of NYC to an outsider, and highlighted them to Jackson and other free agents.

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    Without checking, I recall that the farm system overhaul took place while George was banned from baseball.

    George also had a long and significant decline in his mental abilities, similar to Reagan. It is hard to know when that started. His Aspergery son was probably running things longer than we knew.
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  27. Can’t wait until Trump fires Comey at his hiring press conference like this:

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  28. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Tim Howells
    The firing of Comey is a highly significant move imo, especially coupled with the very positive meeting with Lavrov re Syria. This is Trump getting back on track after the bombing debacles. Comey was a disgrace, and had to go. He is absolutely responsible for all the destructive leaks that have hemmed Trump in since taking office. The war with the Deep State is back on and that is great news. I really fear for the President's safety though. Let's finally once and for all see what the f__k they have on Russia and be done with it. If they try to just railroad the President, which is possible imo, there has to be a revolution.

    Totally agree. Comey, a non-elected bureaucrat, took it upon himself to be the arbiter of what’s good for the country. That wasn’t his job; he should have been fired long ago. H.R. McMaster should be next. Total purge of the Deep State. We’ll see if Trump has the fortitude to do that.

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    H.R. McMaster should be next.
     
    I don't understand your comment about McMaster; please expand on it if you would.

    I personally worked with him when we were both junior officers back in the day; he's pretty straightforward. I wouldn't describe him as Machiavellian, or a deep thinker, from my interactions with him, but I will allow that a man can change. I think with McMaster, WYSIWYG is the operating principle.
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  29. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    The left’s reaction to Comey’s firing is just a continuation of their efforts to treasonously remove him from power. They are trying to color revolutionize him…and us.

    Outfits like the New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Young Turks (to name just a few) spent months before the inauguration trying everything they could to convince electors to change their votes; they’ve spent months since then fantasizing about removing him from power via the 25th amendment (and they tried laying the groundwork by publicly calling him crazy – Al Franken, endless articles); and they’ve tried brainwashing the public into believing that he’s a Russian agent via this conspiracy and outrageous investigation crap that they refuse to drop. TYT, the same group that broke into a hysterical anti-white rage on election night, are now calling Trump a “dictator” in their videos – seen by 100-200K leftist nuts.

    If Comey was fired for requesting funds for yet more Russia investigations, he should have been fired. There is no way our president is a top-secret, under-cover Russian agent. Apparently, it wasn’t okay to speculate about Obama’s birthplace but it is okay to engage in this conspiracy crap in order to sandbag and oust our elected leader. No thanks.

    Trump hasn’t made things easy with his base by not being the guy they hoped he would be (mainly by what he hasn’t done as opposed to what he has), but honestly, I’d be happy to stand by him against these scum if it comes down to it. I just hope he’s able to get a few things going to please working class people so enough will stand by him forcefully if it comes to that: raise the minimum wage, drop this Ryancare healthcare crap, actually renegotiate NAFTA.

    He should follow up by sicking the federal government on illegal media and corporate monopolies: Viacomm, Time Warner, Comcast, etc. I don’t think he will, but I would. The consumer would love to have prices lowered by additional competition, and we’d do better by deconcentrating the left’s ability to brainwash the public.

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  30. Rudy Giuliani is the Bob Lemon of FBI directors

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  31. O'Really says:

    Trump and Comey should do a beer commercial together.

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    Thanks.
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  32. @Steve Sailer
    Good explanation of why Steinbrenner seemed so alien to SoCal fans.

    Bill James thinks Steinbrenner's use of Martin, who was an exciting short term manager but wore out teams in the long run, was pretty effective.

    Billy Mah-tin was the shadow manager of the Yankees almost until his unfortunate death.

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  33. @justwonderingaboutbaseball
    Can't wait until Trump fires Comey at his hiring press conference like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMQH_vDovs

    Thanks, I’ll add that.

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  34. @O'Really
    Trump and Comey should do a beer commercial together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agZEMEpiVI

    Thanks.

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  35. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I’m curious what it must be like for the producer or intended consumer of these anti-Trump tantrum-memes. On a certain level, you’d have to know getting mad about it is ridiculous, right? (“President gets 2 scoops of ice cream”) Yet it’s not like Brit/Euro partisan news where the theatrical howling is offset by a clever/self-aware panache & shamelessness. The difficult thing is remembering that news-cycle-obsessed, chain-email-forwarding, bumper-sticker zealots are maybe 5% of Democrat voters at most, however, this emotional half-a-tenth sets the tone for all news media behavior (due to the business philosophy of superserving the core) and influences the “clerisy” to solemnify contrived scandals, e.g. what overpriced fashion designer Melania favors. That’s the difference there between left- and right-wing obsessives: if we complain about an ambassador getting incinerated they’ll come back with a multi-level info/drama/reality/satire retort mockingly jeering “BENGHAZI!!!” over drops of hats. Whereas the wild Russkie panic of ’17 is more of an epochal thumbsucker with serious background classical music for the great & good.

    I doubt most tele-journalist types are such ninnies in their off-camera lives. They must really have to gin it up, steel their courage, in order to ululate about Kellyanne Conway’s couch faux pas or the latest tragic insta-hero du jour– Sally Yates? Jon Ossoff? Comey? The highly specialized ultra-professional media worker bees aren’t that dumb, no. It should be viewed as an elaborate work to pander to the geekiest nutroots social-justice freaks’ monopsony power

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    Icecreamgate is freaking hilarious. You know they are scraping the very bottom of the barrel when the worst muck they can fling at Trump is the number of scoops of icecream he has. What’s next?
    , @Cary Gouper
    This is a great comment. Please give us a screen name so we can spot your comments next time. Sorry I can't be bothered reading everything but some commenters like you are worth following. (I'm just a random interjector, by way of contrast).
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  36. Unironically support 7 and 9.

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    Although I joke often about politicians' intelligences (especially Joe Biden), I genuinely don't believe that any major national politician' (re: senator or above)'s s intelligence is less than 120. They are simply in too high a position with too much power to have gotten there by being even averagely intelligent. They had to at least step on some toes intelligently.
    , @Not Me
    There are a lot of youtube vids of Jordan Peterson ( a trained clinical Psychologist) on the Joe Rogan podcast highlighting how most of the SJW Males who can't make it in the normal Male Hierarchy use Leftist protests to get women.
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  38. Anonym says:
    @Dahlia

    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.
     
    Steve, goldbox this sucker!

    The function fails for military actions. The Syria strike was an amazing time to watch the fake media collectively drop to their knees and offer to fellate the POTUS.

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    The Syria strike was an amazing time to watch the fake media collectively drop to their knees and offer to fellate the POTUS.
     
    That was an amazing moment - the way the entire "liberal" media turned on a dime.
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  39. Anonym says:
    @Anonymous
    I'm curious what it must be like for the producer or intended consumer of these anti-Trump tantrum-memes. On a certain level, you'd have to know getting mad about it is ridiculous, right? ("President gets 2 scoops of ice cream") Yet it's not like Brit/Euro partisan news where the theatrical howling is offset by a clever/self-aware panache & shamelessness. The difficult thing is remembering that news-cycle-obsessed, chain-email-forwarding, bumper-sticker zealots are maybe 5% of Democrat voters at most, however, this emotional half-a-tenth sets the tone for all news media behavior (due to the business philosophy of superserving the core) and influences the "clerisy" to solemnify contrived scandals, e.g. what overpriced fashion designer Melania favors. That's the difference there between left- and right-wing obsessives: if we complain about an ambassador getting incinerated they'll come back with a multi-level info/drama/reality/satire retort mockingly jeering "BENGHAZI!!!" over drops of hats. Whereas the wild Russkie panic of '17 is more of an epochal thumbsucker with serious background classical music for the great & good.

    I doubt most tele-journalist types are such ninnies in their off-camera lives. They must really have to gin it up, steel their courage, in order to ululate about Kellyanne Conway's couch faux pas or the latest tragic insta-hero du jour-- Sally Yates? Jon Ossoff? Comey? The highly specialized ultra-professional media worker bees aren't that dumb, no. It should be viewed as an elaborate work to pander to the geekiest nutroots social-justice freaks' monopsony power

    Icecreamgate is freaking hilarious. You know they are scraping the very bottom of the barrel when the worst muck they can fling at Trump is the number of scoops of icecream he has. What’s next?

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  40. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Anon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQyroQLr1Q

    Although I joke often about politicians’ intelligences (especially Joe Biden), I genuinely don’t believe that any major national politician’ (re: senator or above)’s s intelligence is less than 120. They are simply in too high a position with too much power to have gotten there by being even averagely intelligent. They had to at least step on some toes intelligently.

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    JFK's measured IQ was apparently 119 (though I've also seen it reported as 117).

    A friend of mine who met him when he was a senator said that he was more notable for his charm than his intelligence.
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  41. @Achilles
    I don't think Steve's comment will be applicable to the FBI Director. The Democrats want a DOJ/FBI and a justice system generally that persecutes their enemy identity groups and that favors their coalition identity groups, while keeping their own corrupt crew of politicians out of prison. They believe law is just a charade masking the power relationship of who/whom anyway, and it doesn't trouble them to corrupt it.

    The Republicans on the other hand just want a straight arrow at the FBI who does his job and keeps his head down. Once Trump appoints whomever he appoints, I don't expect Trump to have much to do with him, as the job of dealing with the FBI actually falls to his people at the DOJ, Sessions and Rosenstein. I don't think we'll hear much about the FBI Director going forward after the new appointment, and focus in the hysterical media will change to the AG and the DOJ when it comes to legal proceedings and investigations.

    But I won't be surprised if Steve's comment doesn't prove applicable to Chief of Staff.

    I'm surprised Priebus has lasted as long as he has. That job has got to be like riding a mechanical bull where Trump comes in every morning and cranks it up to the highest setting and then watches you try to stay on, waiting for you to fall off.

    >They believe law is just a charade masking the power relationship of who/whom anyway,

    They are correct

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    You don't know enough yet to make that determination.
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  42. @whorefinder
    Steinbrenner mellowed a bit with age. Buck Showalter was an authoritarian in the same mold as Martin, but Steinbrenner allowed him to have a three-year run with the team to shape them up while the farm system was beefed up and then put Joe Torre in place---a manager who was much gentler and better with farm talents than a drill instructor type like Martin or Showalter.

    Stenbrenner's "every game is the superbowl" mentality was, I believe, a put on, and for legitimate recruiting reasons. NYC and the Yankees had a ton of negatives in the 70s and 80s (massive crime, horrible economy, serial killers running amok, crap ballpark in a high-crime area, the general trend of California being ascendant as America's promised land), and Steinbrenner decided to counter that by playing short-term ball.

    The Boss drove the laid-back folks nuts by not playing the game their way and making them step out of their emotional comfort zone, and also (and just as importantly) attracted a lot more free-agent talent than he would have. If 1970s Reggie Jackson could have played for identical clubs in CA or NYC, he would have chosen CA hands down (and not just due to Muscle Beach).

    But Steinbrenner paid a lot more for Jackson, and his recruiting drive was downright New York-is-the-tip-of-the-spear---in effect, differentiated the win-now, loud, in-your-face NY with the surfer-dude, make-the-movie-in-three years Hollywood folks. Steinbrenner, as an out of towner (he was born and raised in Cleveland, and as a child worshiped the Indians, not the Yankees), knew the selling points of NYC to an outsider, and highlighted them to Jackson and other free agents.

    Without checking, I recall that the farm system overhaul took place while George was banned from baseball.

    George also had a long and significant decline in his mental abilities, similar to Reagan. It is hard to know when that started. His Aspergery son was probably running things longer than we knew.

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  43. Since you aren’t a New Yorker, just be aware that the guy in the commercial wasn’t Crazy Eddie himself. It was Dr. Jerry Carroll, a local DJ. The actual Crazy Eddie died this past September.

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  44. TheBoom says:
    @FactsAreImportant
    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don't even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you've lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

    This equation should be taught in schools

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  45. New York is a city of 8 million Vinnie Babarinos and Arnold Horschaks.

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  46. @Anonymous
    I'm curious what it must be like for the producer or intended consumer of these anti-Trump tantrum-memes. On a certain level, you'd have to know getting mad about it is ridiculous, right? ("President gets 2 scoops of ice cream") Yet it's not like Brit/Euro partisan news where the theatrical howling is offset by a clever/self-aware panache & shamelessness. The difficult thing is remembering that news-cycle-obsessed, chain-email-forwarding, bumper-sticker zealots are maybe 5% of Democrat voters at most, however, this emotional half-a-tenth sets the tone for all news media behavior (due to the business philosophy of superserving the core) and influences the "clerisy" to solemnify contrived scandals, e.g. what overpriced fashion designer Melania favors. That's the difference there between left- and right-wing obsessives: if we complain about an ambassador getting incinerated they'll come back with a multi-level info/drama/reality/satire retort mockingly jeering "BENGHAZI!!!" over drops of hats. Whereas the wild Russkie panic of '17 is more of an epochal thumbsucker with serious background classical music for the great & good.

    I doubt most tele-journalist types are such ninnies in their off-camera lives. They must really have to gin it up, steel their courage, in order to ululate about Kellyanne Conway's couch faux pas or the latest tragic insta-hero du jour-- Sally Yates? Jon Ossoff? Comey? The highly specialized ultra-professional media worker bees aren't that dumb, no. It should be viewed as an elaborate work to pander to the geekiest nutroots social-justice freaks' monopsony power

    This is a great comment. Please give us a screen name so we can spot your comments next time. Sorry I can’t be bothered reading everything but some commenters like you are worth following. (I’m just a random interjector, by way of contrast).

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  47. Hockamaw says:
    @Dahlia
    Btw, what the h-e-double hockey sticks with our media not even reporting the Ukrainian foreign minister showing up yesterday at the White House! Had it not been for Trump tweeting out this fact,
    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/862788002594127873
    we'd never have known! I checked around to make sure I wasn't crazy, and truly, it wasn't reported by the American Press, but the Ukrainian Press, a normal, functioning press, was rightly on top of it...

    I mean, Russia vs Ukraine just happened to be a ginormous prime mover of the American presidential election and aftermath, but our press saw nothing fascinating or interesting about Russians AND a Ukrainian being at the White House... Oh, and HENRY f****** Kissinger being unveiled for the press was treated as..... a troll of the press who were indulging in Watergate wet dreams???
    And Trump is not just these journalists’ Woodward and Bernstein moment. Many hope he’s also their meal ticket to book deals, television show appearances and paid speaking engagements. And so they revel in the back and fourth slap fights between themselves and Trump’s twitter account that don’t seem to interest anyone beyond the Acela corridor.

    https://heatst.com/politics/craven-journalists-are-just-begging-for-their-own-personal-watergate/

    These people are driving me off the deep end. Yeah, Henry Kissinger being there was about ****You***, the wonderful glorious, magnificent, *Y*O*U*!! Trump thinks about you day and night. He goes to sleep vexxed by you. How to get back at ***you***, you thoughtful suburban dweller... Oh, I know, bring on Henry Kissinger to troll marvelous **y**o**u** (batteries sold separately).

    They are truly becoming unglued. It would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous.

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  48. @Dahlia
    Btw, what the h-e-double hockey sticks with our media not even reporting the Ukrainian foreign minister showing up yesterday at the White House! Had it not been for Trump tweeting out this fact,
    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/862788002594127873
    we'd never have known! I checked around to make sure I wasn't crazy, and truly, it wasn't reported by the American Press, but the Ukrainian Press, a normal, functioning press, was rightly on top of it...

    I mean, Russia vs Ukraine just happened to be a ginormous prime mover of the American presidential election and aftermath, but our press saw nothing fascinating or interesting about Russians AND a Ukrainian being at the White House... Oh, and HENRY f****** Kissinger being unveiled for the press was treated as..... a troll of the press who were indulging in Watergate wet dreams???
    And Trump is not just these journalists’ Woodward and Bernstein moment. Many hope he’s also their meal ticket to book deals, television show appearances and paid speaking engagements. And so they revel in the back and fourth slap fights between themselves and Trump’s twitter account that don’t seem to interest anyone beyond the Acela corridor.

    https://heatst.com/politics/craven-journalists-are-just-begging-for-their-own-personal-watergate/

    These people are driving me off the deep end. Yeah, Henry Kissinger being there was about ****You***, the wonderful glorious, magnificent, *Y*O*U*!! Trump thinks about you day and night. He goes to sleep vexxed by you. How to get back at ***you***, you thoughtful suburban dweller... Oh, I know, bring on Henry Kissinger to troll marvelous **y**o**u** (batteries sold separately).

    The problem with your post is that, after 3 bourbons, I can’t understand what you’re talking about. Please try to write comments robust in the 4-5 bourbon range…

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    The problem with your post is that, after 3 bourbons, I can’t understand what you’re talking about.

    Neither can I. But a few clues suggest that Dahlia might have been trying to say: the anti-Trump MSM are so far up themselves that they did not notice (or do not care) that the POTUS brought together the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, and the Russian ambassador, with the possible intention of trying to solve a major international problem. I concede that my interpretation is based on a small fraction of what Dahlia wrote, so I could easily be wrong.

    As for "3 bourbons", maybe you should have tried vodka.
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  49. @Lot

    How ’bout Rodrigo Duterte?
     
    Now there is some precedent -

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

    http://imgur.com/a/xK6CC

    Fischer is at least Anglosphere. Or at least I assume that the unfortunate few hundred Jews who grew up in Rhodesia spoke English. He got his Ph.D. in economics from MIT at age 26, which would not be possible for non-native English speakers.

    “Or at least I assume that the unfortunate few hundred Jews who grew up in Rhodesia spoke English.”

    Indeed so. You can hear /see any number of Fischer speeches on You tube. He is quite obviously a native English speaker. In contrast, his Hebrew, while very good his not quite as fluent.

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  50. Travis says:
    @Whiskey
    Trump kept things secret to A. Prevent Leaks which plague his admin; B. Prevent McCain, Grahamnesty, etc. from grandstanding and so on. Now those two odious wretches and the other Cucks have to either go join Democrats formally and face annihilation of their considerable political machines, or cringingly mince around and join the Trump parade. In Graham's case, with extra mincing.

    Comey went around telling people that Trump was crazy, and Comey seems a died in the wool SJW nutjob. So, no wonder he had to go. More should follow.

    People in Washington fundamentally don't fear Trump, and that he has to change. He has to make every single bureaucrat FEAR HIM. It is far, far, better to be feared than loved.

    excellent point. Good to see Trump putting some fear into the department heads.
    This was a brilliant move by Trump…keeping everyone off-guard , not letting it leak , making the leftists insane with rage because Trump fired a man they despised..

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  51. Randal says:
    @FactsAreImportant
    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don't even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you've lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    Nope, and the exception is informative. Note that there was suddenly no msm or political establishment screeching, and indeed almost a period of unaccustomed pro-Trump media coverage, when he murdered a few Syrian conscripts/servicemen (despite the blatant illegality of the act in both US and international law).

    Understand why that act was so favourably received and you will understand a lot about the realities of power and influence in the modern US sphere.

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    Good point.

    Further research is obviously needed. I'll work up a grant proposal.
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  52. LondonBob says:
    @Whiskey
    Trump kept things secret to A. Prevent Leaks which plague his admin; B. Prevent McCain, Grahamnesty, etc. from grandstanding and so on. Now those two odious wretches and the other Cucks have to either go join Democrats formally and face annihilation of their considerable political machines, or cringingly mince around and join the Trump parade. In Graham's case, with extra mincing.

    Comey went around telling people that Trump was crazy, and Comey seems a died in the wool SJW nutjob. So, no wonder he had to go. More should follow.

    People in Washington fundamentally don't fear Trump, and that he has to change. He has to make every single bureaucrat FEAR HIM. It is far, far, better to be feared than loved.

    Prosecuting Clinton and the Obama spying should now be possible to pursue.

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  53. Parsifal says:

    My personal preference for FBI director would be Rodrigo Duterte. If not possible then have /pol/ as collective leadership cabal.

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  55. dearieme says:
    @whorefinder
    Although I joke often about politicians' intelligences (especially Joe Biden), I genuinely don't believe that any major national politician' (re: senator or above)'s s intelligence is less than 120. They are simply in too high a position with too much power to have gotten there by being even averagely intelligent. They had to at least step on some toes intelligently.

    JFK’s measured IQ was apparently 119 (though I’ve also seen it reported as 117).

    A friend of mine who met him when he was a senator said that he was more notable for his charm than his intelligence.

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    JFK was largely installed in the presidency by his hot-headed father. His father bought him the Pulitzer for Profiles in Courage (and got someone else to write it for him, natch), used his father's power and influence to get the Chicago Mob to fix the ballots in Illinois during the 1960 run, and his father's Hollywood connections to get John's war record blown up to Audie Murphy-levels. And it was all just as a backup plan; Joe Sr. had really wanted Joe Jr. to be the family pol, but the latter died, so Joe Sr. forced JFK into it.

    It's not for nothing that the film version of The Manchurian Candidate came out just after Kennedy was made president.

    Joe Kennedy Sr.'s life is something that really should be explored in a non-hagiographic, non-JFK related way. The most interesting part, which has never been satisfactorily explained to me, is that in the 1920s Joe, the local Boston powerbroker, suddenly went all the way to Los Angeles and reorganized the studios and became a major Hollywood playboy. Then he just goes back to Boston and never overtly gets involved in Hollywood again. I have no idea how that sequence of events occurred, but it sure explains how Hollywood had such a love affair with the Kennedy's after.
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  56. @Anon
    Totally agree. Comey, a non-elected bureaucrat, took it upon himself to be the arbiter of what's good for the country. That wasn't his job; he should have been fired long ago. H.R. McMaster should be next. Total purge of the Deep State. We'll see if Trump has the fortitude to do that.

    H.R. McMaster should be next.

    I don’t understand your comment about McMaster; please expand on it if you would.

    I personally worked with him when we were both junior officers back in the day; he’s pretty straightforward. I wouldn’t describe him as Machiavellian, or a deep thinker, from my interactions with him, but I will allow that a man can change. I think with McMaster, WYSIWYG is the operating principle.

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    I think with McMaster, WYSIWYG is the operating principle.

    But that's not reassuring if what you see is not what I see is not what someone else sees, etc.

    If you see what I mean.
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  57. dcthrowback says: • Website
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    Good explanation of why Steinbrenner seemed so alien to SoCal fans.

    Bill James thinks Steinbrenner's use of Martin, who was an exciting short term manager but wore out teams in the long run, was pretty effective.

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  58. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    This is the kind of warning AG Sessions needs to tell Trump privately about his neocon inner circle:

    ‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. beachgoers

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/12/you-are-paddle-boarding-next-to-approximately-15-great-white-sharks-chopper-tells-calif-beachgoers/?utm_term=.f761cfba27b0

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    Funny quote from the sheriff's department - when asked what the people's reaction was to the warning - "unlike normal, they pretty much complied immediately."
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  59. While Trump’s energy level makes for interesting trivia, if we lose health care reform because of Trump’s governing style I’ll have to conclude that his governing style is utterly ineffective.

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    Health care? Really?

    What about immigration and what John Derbyshire has now called the acuckalypse?

    What about Trade? Or foreign policy? I'd be a lot more concerned over those than any gimmickry, demagoguery or (at best) just being reflexively ideological on the part of the GOP on health care . (To the extent that the President's election this past November can be credited to his campaign positions in any one area, wouldn't that one area have to be immigration?)

    Health care in this country would have continued, on the whole, to be a mess irrespective of who had been elected President* and the details of the political theater staged by the GOP in Congress. (*Bernie Sanders being the one notable, possible exception.)

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  60. anon says: • Disclaimer
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    How ’bout Rodrigo Duterte?
     
    Now there is some precedent -

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

    http://imgur.com/a/xK6CC

    Fischer is at least Anglosphere. Or at least I assume that the unfortunate few hundred Jews who grew up in Rhodesia spoke English. He got his Ph.D. in economics from MIT at age 26, which would not be possible for non-native English speakers.

    What? There are probably a dozen of MIT Ph.D.s on my floor and all or nearly all of them are non-native English speakers. A casual browsing of current MIT PhD students in Econ suggests the majority are non-native English speakers.

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    Did they get their Ph.D.'s when they were still 25? (I realize since he was born in October, if he graduated in May or June he'd still be 25.) That is what I say is impossible if you are not a native English speaker.
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  61. Zippy says:

    I realize that there is an understandable impulse to mock the lefty-demo-media freakout. Yes, they screech.

    But really, this is extraordinarily badly handled. Trump’s team comes up with a plausible reason for firing Comey. It has the advantage of actually having some basis behind it — Comey’s press conference really was highly improper, and his decision to announce they weren’t going to prosecute really did usurp authority that lay elsewhere in the Department of Justice. And the Democrats have been pounding on Comey for exactly that.

    It was indeed a legitimate basis on which to fire him. And Rosenstein really is one of those career professional prosecutor types who is widely respected. Sessions didn’t make the call because of his alleged conflicts. The Deputy AG, to whom the FBI Director reports directly, was just confirmed. He took a couple of weeks to look into it and recommended his immediate subordinate be fired.

    All Trump had to do was stick to this story.

    But what does he do? He shoots off his mouth, says he already made up his mind and even uses language that is interpreted as meaning that he wanted to get rid of the Russia investigation.

    Trump won due to a unique confluence of factors including his own acumen. But jeez, he has played it dumb.

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    Yeah yeah yeah, Trump can't do anything right except win the Presidency against headwinds that would have torn anyone else apart.

    Its like tiny duck multiplied into the stupidest defeatist types.

    , @Anonymous
    You've been vindicated by the past few hours' events.

    On Twitter Trump, quite stupidly, revealed his possession of blackmail tapes, which is Christmas in May for the Senate Javerts & will become the national meme for at least the next 5 months ("petty/paranoid creep listens to furtive recordings in his spare time")

    Earlier Trump, dumbly, tried to be the big man and take the heat off Rosenstein. Who apparently acted like a baby when everyone said, factually, that his (scathing) report preceded the firing immediately. Is Rosenstein such a naif he didn't know that in D.C. he'd be left holding the bag for his own job functions? That is how this town works.

    Trump, being "culturally black" as Steve says, i.e. uncouth braggart, really stepped in it there. Perish the thought of treating the deputy A.G. as a big boy...

    Trump won't fall because of this, for the reason that nobody outside this town cares about the drama queen Comey, but he idiotically guided his rivals to many future lines of attack.
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  62. Svigor says:

    Drudge has a link to a pollster on how the Comey “scandal” isn’t blowing America’s skirt up.

    What the Hell. He fired some asshole everybody hates, or hated, before Trump fired him.

    The next time a whoralist asks Trump why he fired Comey, he should say “because I felt like it.”

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    Haha! love it! Being one of two posters here, who likes "Project Runway." The best line, once you mess up (lost the competition), delivered by the beautiful, Heidi: "One day you're in, the next day you're out!"
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  63. Not Me says:
    @Anon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQyroQLr1Q

    There are a lot of youtube vids of Jordan Peterson ( a trained clinical Psychologist) on the Joe Rogan podcast highlighting how most of the SJW Males who can’t make it in the normal Male Hierarchy use Leftist protests to get women.

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    There are a lot of youtube vids of Jordan Peterson ( a trained clinical Psychologist) on the Joe Rogan podcast highlighting how most of the SJW Males who can’t make it in the normal Male Hierarchy use Leftist protests to get women.."

    What is this "normal male hierarchy"? Are you speaking about the Return of Kings version? Roissy's version? Please be specific.
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  65. Comey had it coming for a long time. The breathtaking cynicism of those appalled by his firing only because Trump did it, including from people I used to respect like Sanders, should be seen through by everybody not fully in the bag. The Russia conspiracy theories by uber-yankee imperialist avatars should be recognized as monumentally false and monumentally dangerous. This is off the subject of my response but too good to forget: The best comment on Steinbrenner which I remember well was Billy Martin’s when he was fired at one time. He described Reggie Jackson as a pathological liar and Steinbrenner, who had been convicted of perjury as a convicted one.

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  66. neutral says:

    I have to ask seriously, could Ramzan Kadyrov legally become the FBI director or does one have to be a US citizen or more strictly be born in the USA ? I know its all a joke, but if hypothetically some Democrat president appointed say a Muslim from France to be FBI director they would support him 100%, so the only thing that really is against Ramzan Kadyrov is because he is from the Russian Federation.

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    Nah, he's anti-gay. His holiness is suspect.

    But man, I want to see a MAN IN ARMOR as our FBI director. Hell effing yes.
    , @Lagertha
    bingo. Russia has always been the Dark Side.
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  67. @Zippy
    I realize that there is an understandable impulse to mock the lefty-demo-media freakout. Yes, they screech.

    But really, this is extraordinarily badly handled. Trump's team comes up with a plausible reason for firing Comey. It has the advantage of actually having some basis behind it -- Comey's press conference really was highly improper, and his decision to announce they weren't going to prosecute really did usurp authority that lay elsewhere in the Department of Justice. And the Democrats have been pounding on Comey for exactly that.

    It was indeed a legitimate basis on which to fire him. And Rosenstein really is one of those career professional prosecutor types who is widely respected. Sessions didn't make the call because of his alleged conflicts. The Deputy AG, to whom the FBI Director reports directly, was just confirmed. He took a couple of weeks to look into it and recommended his immediate subordinate be fired.

    All Trump had to do was stick to this story.

    But what does he do? He shoots off his mouth, says he already made up his mind and even uses language that is interpreted as meaning that he wanted to get rid of the Russia investigation.

    Trump won due to a unique confluence of factors including his own acumen. But jeez, he has played it dumb.

    Yeah yeah yeah, Trump can’t do anything right except win the Presidency against headwinds that would have torn anyone else apart.

    Its like tiny duck multiplied into the stupidest defeatist types.

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  68. @27 year old
    >They believe law is just a charade masking the power relationship of who/whom anyway,

    They are correct

    You don’t know enough yet to make that determination.

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  69. Corvinus says:
    @Not Me
    There are a lot of youtube vids of Jordan Peterson ( a trained clinical Psychologist) on the Joe Rogan podcast highlighting how most of the SJW Males who can't make it in the normal Male Hierarchy use Leftist protests to get women.

    There are a lot of youtube vids of Jordan Peterson ( a trained clinical Psychologist) on the Joe Rogan podcast highlighting how most of the SJW Males who can’t make it in the normal Male Hierarchy use Leftist protests to get women..”

    What is this “normal male hierarchy”? Are you speaking about the Return of Kings version? Roissy’s version? Please be specific.

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    Weak males who chase after loud-mouth, aggressive, hectoring, complaining women appear to hoping to get a breeding cross that results in alpha male offspring, but they're more likely to end up with a divorce in their thirties after years of being driven crazy by an obnoxious spouse. Most men with sense do not marry scolds, shrews, or consitutional malcontents.
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  70. Njguy73 says:

    Oh great. Now Trump will trade our talented citizens for stiffs. Like trading Willie McGee, Fred McGriff, Doug Drabek, Jay Buhner, Al Leiter…not that I’m bitter.

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    Costanza! Where's my calzone?!?
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  71. Wency says:
    @FactsAreImportant
    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don't even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you've lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

    Very clever. Though in all fairness, they liked it when he bombed Syria. Even the American Federation of Teachers approved!

    http://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-president-weingarten-us-airstrikes-syria

    One can presume that if he launched an unprovoked nuclear first strike against Russia over its LGBT policies, ending life on Earth as we know it, the last words transmitted by the American media would be approving.

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  72. Trump is a disappointment so far .
    I think he underestimated the power of the opposition, including , or even especially, the Republicans.
    As Rush has said, many, many people should have been fired Day 1.
    McCabe is a hack and should have been fired before Comey.
    Now he is Acting Director?!
    WTF?
    This recent Climate Change reversal.
    No Wall.
    The budget deal.
    The Koreans.
    More troops in Middle East.
    He’s done some good things(Gorsuch, EO’s).
    Overestimates his ability to negotiate compromises.
    Agree with poster above, needs to become ruthless.
    More”you’re fired” than “the art of the deal.”
    Wants to be liked too much.
    Remember why you were elected and your platform.
    Shows how hard to change Washington without power base.
    May be too late.

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    Gorsuch harbors many crackpot ideas that privilege religious freedom over secular law. I fear he'll be a bigger booster of Sharia, Islamization, and the rights of Muslim migrants than even Pope Francis.
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  73. @neutral
    I have to ask seriously, could Ramzan Kadyrov legally become the FBI director or does one have to be a US citizen or more strictly be born in the USA ? I know its all a joke, but if hypothetically some Democrat president appointed say a Muslim from France to be FBI director they would support him 100%, so the only thing that really is against Ramzan Kadyrov is because he is from the Russian Federation.

    Nah, he’s anti-gay. His holiness is suspect.

    But man, I want to see a MAN IN ARMOR as our FBI director. Hell effing yes.

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    "Sheriff Clarke -- White House on line 1."
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  74. Art says:

    Trump is incompetent when it comes to power politics. He said he thought that the Democrats would cheer the firing of Comey. He sure got that wrong!

    Trump does not get power politics – he has pissed off people he needs to run the country – no matter how wrong they are – he NEEDS them. The question is – “is it too late?”

    Clearly the Democrats and MSM have blood in their eye – they are going to take Trump down.

    Trump needs help! He needs to call James Baker and beg for help.

    Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: James A. Baker III was the gold standard when it came to running a White House.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/james-baker-interview-donald-trump-ronald-reagan-214742

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    Yup -- they'll be just about to finally take Trump down in January, 2024.
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  75. He fired some asshole everybody hates, or hated, before Trump fired him.

    I enjoy a special laugh when the media and Democrats attack on the idea that the explanations of Trump and his WH are inconsistent — inconsistent, I tell you!

    These are the same people who, a few weeks ago at most, were in full cry over the irreparable injury Comey had inflicted on our democracy.

    But, sure, inconsistency, that’s the problem.

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  76. Mark Caplan says: • Website
    @pepperinmono
    Trump is a disappointment so far .
    I think he underestimated the power of the opposition, including , or even especially, the Republicans.
    As Rush has said, many, many people should have been fired Day 1.
    McCabe is a hack and should have been fired before Comey.
    Now he is Acting Director?!
    WTF?
    This recent Climate Change reversal.
    No Wall.
    The budget deal.
    The Koreans.
    More troops in Middle East.
    He's done some good things(Gorsuch, EO's).
    Overestimates his ability to negotiate compromises.
    Agree with poster above, needs to become ruthless.
    More"you're fired" than "the art of the deal."
    Wants to be liked too much.
    Remember why you were elected and your platform.
    Shows how hard to change Washington without power base.
    May be too late.

    Gorsuch harbors many crackpot ideas that privilege religious freedom over secular law. I fear he’ll be a bigger booster of Sharia, Islamization, and the rights of Muslim migrants than even Pope Francis.

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    While I'm all for ensuring the supremacy of secular law, that'll only likely ever be a factor in the sense you mean if we ever end up with a low-skilled, rapidly growing, largely Muslim migrant underclass akin to Europe. We do have that problem, but it comes from Central America, and as nasty as that is in terms of straining the welfare state, crime (MS-13), and economic pressures on the American working class of all races (if Trump were smart, he would have pointed out last year why Cesar Chavez hated illegal immigration), the fact remains that the illegals we get don't fantasize about blowing up buildings, don't mutilate their women and commit honor killings, and don't behead "apostates". They don't even have a Brown Lives Matter launching riots.

    America having a domestic terror threat on the scale of Europe remains unlikely in the forseeable future: the fantasies of Barack Obama in The Atlantic aside, we're never going to pull a Merkel, for reasons ranging from geographical proximity to a tougher legal immigration system to (although our elite has become disturbing homogeneous in the European fashion over the past couple of decades) a genuine cultural emphasis on assimilation that is completely lacking in modern Europe.

    The overwhelming majority of American Muslims (the Somalis in Minnesota are the major "Europe-like" Muslim group-and I find it highly disturbing much of our elite thinks more of that is a good idea) are well assimilated and frequently do better socioeconomially than most whites do, let alone Latinos and blacks. If there is an Islam problem to worry about in the US, it is conversion in American prisons, especially since they aren't going for the whole "jihad is love" version of the faith, but that's another story...

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  77. I’m not smart enough to have an opinion on Comey or the FBI. My slightly above average IQ forces me to look at the big picture in all cases. There are too many people working for the government. There are too many White Americans who vote for the Democrats because they work for the government.

    A truly “conservative” view of human nature suggests that “limiting” government, the alleged goal of so-called “conservatives,” is impossible when so many people work for the government. If it is impossible to “limit” government, then the only alternative is to overload the bastard till it implodes.

    President Trump should fire as many government workers as he can. President Trump should allow the vacant government worker spots to remain empty or hire his own supporters for the jobs. It is called the spoils system and White Core Americans have to demand that the spoils system be implemented to benefit them.

    White Core Americans(WCA) have interests and those interests must be fought for. WCAs should understand that there are Whites who work for the government who are actively pushing for White Genocide and White Replacement. Those Whites who vote for the Democrats to keep their jobs are a threat to the national security of the United States.

    When the federal funds rate gets to the “normal” level of 6 percent, then we will see the implosion of the global economy along with the mass firings of government workers.

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  78. @FactsAreImportant
    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don't even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you've lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

    “First, define x to be any action by Trump.”

    The Screech law is actually a problem of simultaneous equations, in which the actions of Trump are f(x) and the reaction of the media are f(y) given f(x).

    The typical way to solve this is to eliminate one of the variables and solve for the other … the reaction of the media is almost certainly a screech or shreik to any Trumpian motion, so ‘f(y)’ has only one solution given any ‘x’ and is essentially unreleated to the characteristics of ‘x’. The only unknown is f(x), which is asymptotic and bounded by infinity in the number of its solutions.

    Never a dull moment with Trump, except that the ‘variability’ itself gets to be a bit monotonous.

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    The behavior of Trump is generally defined by F(U).
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  79. Lot says:
    @anon
    What? There are probably a dozen of MIT Ph.D.s on my floor and all or nearly all of them are non-native English speakers. A casual browsing of current MIT PhD students in Econ suggests the majority are non-native English speakers.

    Did they get their Ph.D.’s when they were still 25? (I realize since he was born in October, if he graduated in May or June he’d still be 25.) That is what I say is impossible if you are not a native English speaker.

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    I don't understand this argument. If you are able to earn a Ph.D. from MIT in a STEM discipline (Econ certainly requires a lot of advanced math), English is hardly the limiting factor. When you are that smart, you are usually able to speak/write several languages fluently, as is certainly the case with the MIT PhDs I know (most of them EE or CS). Did they graduate at 25 or 26? I'm sure some of them did.
    It's impossible that among the thousands of foreign, non-native English speaker PhDs MIT has graduated every single one was older than 26.
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  80. Numinous says:

    My opinion on Trump-Comey: Trump just tried to make an offer he hopes Comey won’t refuse. Just when I thought the POTUS was turning into a banana dictator, he turns into Mafia boss.

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  81. @The Alarmist

    "First, define x to be any action by Trump."
     
    The Screech law is actually a problem of simultaneous equations, in which the actions of Trump are f(x) and the reaction of the media are f(y) given f(x).

    The typical way to solve this is to eliminate one of the variables and solve for the other ... the reaction of the media is almost certainly a screech or shreik to any Trumpian motion, so 'f(y)' has only one solution given any 'x' and is essentially unreleated to the characteristics of 'x'. The only unknown is f(x), which is asymptotic and bounded by infinity in the number of its solutions.

    Never a dull moment with Trump, except that the 'variability' itself gets to be a bit monotonous.

    The behavior of Trump is generally defined by F(U).

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  82. nebulafox says:

    I think Jim Comey is a decent man who did his best, if not perfectly, in repeatedly impossible situations, as shown by how he pissed off both the nut-Left and nut-Right last year. (#StateMyUnpopularOpinion)

    I believe that the current Democratic adulation of Comey reeks of the purest hypocrisy and fools few in the FBI. I also believe that Trump proves yet again his complete lack of understanding for political optics in firing him. Combine that with the sellouts of his working-class base in favor of GOP-Establishment ideological idiocy-Wisconsin and Pennsylvania didn’t vote Republican for the first time in decades to get a pseudo-Bush 45 Presidency advocating Ryancare-and Trump is going to have very few friends to fall on if the GOP hold on Congress weakens in 2018. It is so frustrating to watch a historical chance at changing America’s trajectory as a nation being wasted on someone as clearly intellectually limited as Donald Trump. This will hurt him-the FBI is not going to take this well, and they’ve got plenty to leak about The Donald, moreso than with most Presidents.

    That being said, with a GOP controlled House and Senate, to say nothing of a Sessions controlled DOJ, the idea that this is going to be Watergate 2.0 is a complete fantasy. This is *not* the Saturday Night Massacre, not by a long shot-Nixon fired a Special Independent Counsel appointed by the legislative branch, which was a clear violation of executive authority and began the process of impeachment being discussed as a concrete potential event rather than a fantasy. Trump is firing an FBI director, and the FBI director is appointed and answers to the executive branch. That’s why J. Edgar Hoover was such an ardent defender of the Imperial Presidency at the expense of Congress: his own power was intertwined with it.

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  83. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Clinton sent classified emails to Huma to print out for her and Huma sent them to Weiner to print out for her.

    clear cut indictable

    Comey blocked it.

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    ...and Weiner sent it to random web cam gal to.... print out for him.

    Clear cut indictable

    Comey cuck-blocked it.
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  84. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Zippy
    I realize that there is an understandable impulse to mock the lefty-demo-media freakout. Yes, they screech.

    But really, this is extraordinarily badly handled. Trump's team comes up with a plausible reason for firing Comey. It has the advantage of actually having some basis behind it -- Comey's press conference really was highly improper, and his decision to announce they weren't going to prosecute really did usurp authority that lay elsewhere in the Department of Justice. And the Democrats have been pounding on Comey for exactly that.

    It was indeed a legitimate basis on which to fire him. And Rosenstein really is one of those career professional prosecutor types who is widely respected. Sessions didn't make the call because of his alleged conflicts. The Deputy AG, to whom the FBI Director reports directly, was just confirmed. He took a couple of weeks to look into it and recommended his immediate subordinate be fired.

    All Trump had to do was stick to this story.

    But what does he do? He shoots off his mouth, says he already made up his mind and even uses language that is interpreted as meaning that he wanted to get rid of the Russia investigation.

    Trump won due to a unique confluence of factors including his own acumen. But jeez, he has played it dumb.

    You’ve been vindicated by the past few hours’ events.

    On Twitter Trump, quite stupidly, revealed his possession of blackmail tapes, which is Christmas in May for the Senate Javerts & will become the national meme for at least the next 5 months (“petty/paranoid creep listens to furtive recordings in his spare time”)

    Earlier Trump, dumbly, tried to be the big man and take the heat off Rosenstein. Who apparently acted like a baby when everyone said, factually, that his (scathing) report preceded the firing immediately. Is Rosenstein such a naif he didn’t know that in D.C. he’d be left holding the bag for his own job functions? That is how this town works.

    Trump, being “culturally black” as Steve says, i.e. uncouth braggart, really stepped in it there. Perish the thought of treating the deputy A.G. as a big boy…

    Trump won’t fall because of this, for the reason that nobody outside this town cares about the drama queen Comey, but he idiotically guided his rivals to many future lines of attack.

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    On Twitter Trump, quite stupidly, revealed his possession of blackmail tapes...

    A bit more stupid than you suggest, as he sounded like someone making a "fake" threat:

    James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
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  85. I suggest Ta-Nehisi Coates right away.

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  86. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonym
    The function fails for military actions. The Syria strike was an amazing time to watch the fake media collectively drop to their knees and offer to fellate the POTUS.

    The Syria strike was an amazing time to watch the fake media collectively drop to their knees and offer to fellate the POTUS.

    That was an amazing moment – the way the entire “liberal” media turned on a dime.

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  87. TWalsh2 says:
    @Anonymous
    This is the kind of warning AG Sessions needs to tell Trump privately about his neocon inner circle:

    ‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,’ chopper tells Calif. beachgoers

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/12/you-are-paddle-boarding-next-to-approximately-15-great-white-sharks-chopper-tells-calif-beachgoers/?utm_term=.f761cfba27b0

    Funny quote from the sheriff’s department – when asked what the people’s reaction was to the warning – “unlike normal, they pretty much complied immediately.”

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  88. syonredux says:

    Off-topic:

    Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby.

    Following demonstrations and lengthy legal wrangles, the statue is one of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that’s in the process of being removed by the Louisiana city.

    Due to the risk of repercussions, crews wearing masks and protective helmets arrived in the dead of night with no warning or announcement, and the company name on their truck had been blacked out. The monument was protected in bubble wrap, attached to a crane and lifted off its plinth.

    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to “appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today.”

    Campaign group Take Em Down NOLA calls the statues “monuments to slavery.”

    The first of these, the Liberty Monument erected in 1891, was pulled down last month. It honored the Crescent City White League, which battled the racially integrated local government after the Civil War.

    It was also removed in the dead of night by crews wearing masks and body armor, The Associated Press reported.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-orleans-removes-confederate-president-jefferson-davis-statue-n757741

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    "Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby."

    Absolutely asinine. It's history. Might as well begin defacing pennies and blow up the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. since he stated "I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause] ... I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."

    But he did believe that slavery was immoral...

    Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil. October 7, 1858, Debate at Galesburg, Illinois

    and thought that blacks ought to have "natural rights".

    "I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races.... But I hold that ... there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. First Lincoln-Douglas debate, August 21, 1858, Ottawa, Illinois

    Lincoln, a product of the times.
    , @Jasper Been
    Well thank Gawd that damn statue was taken down. It has been holding everyone back for all these years. Now the city of NOLA will be able to thrive. Thrive I tell you!!!
    , @englishmike
    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today."

    Do those privileged white males looking out from Mount Rushmore reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make America strong today? Or are they on the wrong side of history?
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  89. nebulafox says:
    @Mark Caplan
    Gorsuch harbors many crackpot ideas that privilege religious freedom over secular law. I fear he'll be a bigger booster of Sharia, Islamization, and the rights of Muslim migrants than even Pope Francis.

    While I’m all for ensuring the supremacy of secular law, that’ll only likely ever be a factor in the sense you mean if we ever end up with a low-skilled, rapidly growing, largely Muslim migrant underclass akin to Europe. We do have that problem, but it comes from Central America, and as nasty as that is in terms of straining the welfare state, crime (MS-13), and economic pressures on the American working class of all races (if Trump were smart, he would have pointed out last year why Cesar Chavez hated illegal immigration), the fact remains that the illegals we get don’t fantasize about blowing up buildings, don’t mutilate their women and commit honor killings, and don’t behead “apostates”. They don’t even have a Brown Lives Matter launching riots.

    America having a domestic terror threat on the scale of Europe remains unlikely in the forseeable future: the fantasies of Barack Obama in The Atlantic aside, we’re never going to pull a Merkel, for reasons ranging from geographical proximity to a tougher legal immigration system to (although our elite has become disturbing homogeneous in the European fashion over the past couple of decades) a genuine cultural emphasis on assimilation that is completely lacking in modern Europe.

    The overwhelming majority of American Muslims (the Somalis in Minnesota are the major “Europe-like” Muslim group-and I find it highly disturbing much of our elite thinks more of that is a good idea) are well assimilated and frequently do better socioeconomially than most whites do, let alone Latinos and blacks. If there is an Islam problem to worry about in the US, it is conversion in American prisons, especially since they aren’t going for the whole “jihad is love” version of the faith, but that’s another story…

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  90. Corvinus says:
    @syonredux
    Off-topic:

    Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby.

    Following demonstrations and lengthy legal wrangles, the statue is one of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that's in the process of being removed by the Louisiana city.
     

    Due to the risk of repercussions, crews wearing masks and protective helmets arrived in the dead of night with no warning or announcement, and the company name on their truck had been blacked out. The monument was protected in bubble wrap, attached to a crane and lifted off its plinth.
     

    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today."

    Campaign group Take Em Down NOLA calls the statues "monuments to slavery."

    The first of these, the Liberty Monument erected in 1891, was pulled down last month. It honored the Crescent City White League, which battled the racially integrated local government after the Civil War.

    It was also removed in the dead of night by crews wearing masks and body armor, The Associated Press reported.

     

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-orleans-removes-confederate-president-jefferson-davis-statue-n757741

    “Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby.”

    Absolutely asinine. It’s history. Might as well begin defacing pennies and blow up the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. since he stated “I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause] … I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

    But he did believe that slavery was immoral…

    Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil. October 7, 1858, Debate at Galesburg, Illinois

    and thought that blacks ought to have “natural rights”.

    “I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races…. But I hold that … there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. First Lincoln-Douglas debate, August 21, 1858, Ottawa, Illinois

    Lincoln, a product of the times.

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    Lincoln, a product of the times.
     
    Corvinus, a product of presentism, moral equivalenceism, and Leftist prestidigitationism.
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  91. @syonredux
    Off-topic:

    Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby.

    Following demonstrations and lengthy legal wrangles, the statue is one of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that's in the process of being removed by the Louisiana city.
     

    Due to the risk of repercussions, crews wearing masks and protective helmets arrived in the dead of night with no warning or announcement, and the company name on their truck had been blacked out. The monument was protected in bubble wrap, attached to a crane and lifted off its plinth.
     

    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today."

    Campaign group Take Em Down NOLA calls the statues "monuments to slavery."

    The first of these, the Liberty Monument erected in 1891, was pulled down last month. It honored the Crescent City White League, which battled the racially integrated local government after the Civil War.

    It was also removed in the dead of night by crews wearing masks and body armor, The Associated Press reported.

     

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-orleans-removes-confederate-president-jefferson-davis-statue-n757741

    Well thank Gawd that damn statue was taken down. It has been holding everyone back for all these years. Now the city of NOLA will be able to thrive. Thrive I tell you!!!

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  92. @Chrisnonymous
    The problem with your post is that, after 3 bourbons, I can't understand what you're talking about. Please try to write comments robust in the 4-5 bourbon range...

    The problem with your post is that, after 3 bourbons, I can’t understand what you’re talking about.

    Neither can I. But a few clues suggest that Dahlia might have been trying to say: the anti-Trump MSM are so far up themselves that they did not notice (or do not care) that the POTUS brought together the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, and the Russian ambassador, with the possible intention of trying to solve a major international problem. I concede that my interpretation is based on a small fraction of what Dahlia wrote, so I could easily be wrong.

    As for “3 bourbons”, maybe you should have tried vodka.

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  93. @syonredux
    Off-topic:

    Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby.

    Following demonstrations and lengthy legal wrangles, the statue is one of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that's in the process of being removed by the Louisiana city.
     

    Due to the risk of repercussions, crews wearing masks and protective helmets arrived in the dead of night with no warning or announcement, and the company name on their truck had been blacked out. The monument was protected in bubble wrap, attached to a crane and lifted off its plinth.
     

    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today."

    Campaign group Take Em Down NOLA calls the statues "monuments to slavery."

    The first of these, the Liberty Monument erected in 1891, was pulled down last month. It honored the Crescent City White League, which battled the racially integrated local government after the Civil War.

    It was also removed in the dead of night by crews wearing masks and body armor, The Associated Press reported.

     

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-orleans-removes-confederate-president-jefferson-davis-statue-n757741

    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to “appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today.”

    Do those privileged white males looking out from Mount Rushmore reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make America strong today? Or are they on the wrong side of history?

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    “appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today.”

    New Orleans is strong today?

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  94. @Anonymous
    You've been vindicated by the past few hours' events.

    On Twitter Trump, quite stupidly, revealed his possession of blackmail tapes, which is Christmas in May for the Senate Javerts & will become the national meme for at least the next 5 months ("petty/paranoid creep listens to furtive recordings in his spare time")

    Earlier Trump, dumbly, tried to be the big man and take the heat off Rosenstein. Who apparently acted like a baby when everyone said, factually, that his (scathing) report preceded the firing immediately. Is Rosenstein such a naif he didn't know that in D.C. he'd be left holding the bag for his own job functions? That is how this town works.

    Trump, being "culturally black" as Steve says, i.e. uncouth braggart, really stepped in it there. Perish the thought of treating the deputy A.G. as a big boy...

    Trump won't fall because of this, for the reason that nobody outside this town cares about the drama queen Comey, but he idiotically guided his rivals to many future lines of attack.

    On Twitter Trump, quite stupidly, revealed his possession of blackmail tapes…

    A bit more stupid than you suggest, as he sounded like someone making a “fake” threat:

    James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

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  95. AndrewR says:

    One laments the complete breakdown of American politics where everything is partisan and filtered through diametrically opposed filters. No common ground seems to exist anymore. This is likely to end one way only, although fortunately the left is likely to fare worse.

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    Always ready to raise the Black Flag, AndrewR? Maybe there is a less destructive path back to self governance? Civil wars are sordid, painful, and vicious. You may be bitten by the host you loose. For you, especially, remember Robespierre.
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  96. @englishmike
    The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today."

    Do those privileged white males looking out from Mount Rushmore reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make America strong today? Or are they on the wrong side of history?

    “appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today.”

    New Orleans is strong today?

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    The mayor seems to think so. And he should know. Shouldn't he?

    "The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance," Mayor Landrieu said in a statement last month.

    ("But diversity does not mean that we should be inclusive of intolerable statues", he was not reported to have said.)
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  97. Altai says:
    @Lugash
    I'm at the point that I hope Trump got into bed with the Russians, just to see the liberal meltdown when Actual Americans shrug their shoulders and keep backing Trump. Past that, anything that throws a wrench into the Israeli/Wahbbist/AntiIran/AntiRussian coalition gets a thumbs up as well.

    The irony is that in current year Trump being a Manchurian candidate for Russia would broadly represent him carrying out a more pro-American foreign policy.

    This is the question nobody ever asked them. Why? Why would Russia want to do this? And why would it be bad if they did? It’s like that meme about how Putin did more to keep the US out of a war than Obama. What exactly are the neocons afraid of? Nobody ever asked them or for them to expand on what nefarious results the Russians had in mind for the average American. Could they possibly do worse?

    The elites in the West have it in or acquiesce to others who have it in for their own people so badly that the Russians might almost be considered saviours like the Vietnamese entering Cambodia.

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    Vladimir Putin is half the man he used to be because the oil price is half of what it was. Crude is at $47.84. Putin would lots more active in the world if he had the money to play games.

    OPEC to U.S.: Please don't pump so much oil! (CNN)
    by Ivana Kottasová @ivanakottasova May 11, 2017: 7:49 AM ET
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/11/investing/opec-oil-u-s-supply/index.html?iid=EL
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  98. Dissident says:
    @The Man from J.A.M.E.S.
    While Trump's energy level makes for interesting trivia, if we lose health care reform because of Trump's governing style I'll have to conclude that his governing style is utterly ineffective.

    Health care? Really?

    What about immigration and what John Derbyshire has now called the acuckalypse?

    What about Trade? Or foreign policy? I’d be a lot more concerned over those than any gimmickry, demagoguery or (at best) just being reflexively ideological on the part of the GOP on health care . (To the extent that the President’s election this past November can be credited to his campaign positions in any one area, wouldn’t that one area have to be immigration?)

    Health care in this country would have continued, on the whole, to be a mess irrespective of who had been elected President* and the details of the political theater staged by the GOP in Congress. (*Bernie Sanders being the one notable, possible exception.)

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    Derb is another doom masturbator who can't figure out why Trump can't wave a magic wand and unfuck 30 years of mistakes in the first 120 days.

    Unsurprisingly he's popular around here.

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  99. slumber_j says:

    New Yorkers (or at the least the people I interviewed with) believed that the most famous man in the world was George Steinbrenner. (Second was Frank Perdue and third was Crazy Eddie.

    Personally I’d replace Perdue with Tom Carvel. In the almost touchingly provincial way of New Yorkers, they all seemed to think the regional purveyor of “the freshest ice cream” was a national figure.

    When you see the ads, it actually makes sense. Sort of.

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  100. @Corvinus
    "Authorities removed a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans early Thursday, as protesters both for and against the monument carried out tense protests nearby."

    Absolutely asinine. It's history. Might as well begin defacing pennies and blow up the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. since he stated "I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause] ... I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."

    But he did believe that slavery was immoral...

    Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil. October 7, 1858, Debate at Galesburg, Illinois

    and thought that blacks ought to have "natural rights".

    "I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races.... But I hold that ... there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. First Lincoln-Douglas debate, August 21, 1858, Ottawa, Illinois

    Lincoln, a product of the times.

    Lincoln, a product of the times.

    Corvinus, a product of presentism, moral equivalenceism, and Leftist prestidigitationism.

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  101. @AndrewR
    One laments the complete breakdown of American politics where everything is partisan and filtered through diametrically opposed filters. No common ground seems to exist anymore. This is likely to end one way only, although fortunately the left is likely to fare worse.

    Always ready to raise the Black Flag, AndrewR? Maybe there is a less destructive path back to self governance? Civil wars are sordid, painful, and vicious. You may be bitten by the host you loose. For you, especially, remember Robespierre.

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  102. @anon
    Clinton sent classified emails to Huma to print out for her and Huma sent them to Weiner to print out for her.

    clear cut indictable

    Comey blocked it.

    …and Weiner sent it to random web cam gal to…. print out for him.

    Clear cut indictable

    Comey cuck-blocked it.

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  103. Clyde says:
    @Altai
    The irony is that in current year Trump being a Manchurian candidate for Russia would broadly represent him carrying out a more pro-American foreign policy.

    This is the question nobody ever asked them. Why? Why would Russia want to do this? And why would it be bad if they did? It's like that meme about how Putin did more to keep the US out of a war than Obama. What exactly are the neocons afraid of? Nobody ever asked them or for them to expand on what nefarious results the Russians had in mind for the average American. Could they possibly do worse?

    The elites in the West have it in or acquiesce to others who have it in for their own people so badly that the Russians might almost be considered saviours like the Vietnamese entering Cambodia.

    Vladimir Putin is half the man he used to be because the oil price is half of what it was. Crude is at $47.84. Putin would lots more active in the world if he had the money to play games.

    OPEC to U.S.: Please don’t pump so much oil! (CNN)
    by Ivana Kottasová @ivanakottasova May 11, 2017: 7:49 AM ET
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/11/investing/opec-oil-u-s-supply/index.html?iid=EL

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  104. @Captain Tripps

    H.R. McMaster should be next.
     
    I don't understand your comment about McMaster; please expand on it if you would.

    I personally worked with him when we were both junior officers back in the day; he's pretty straightforward. I wouldn't describe him as Machiavellian, or a deep thinker, from my interactions with him, but I will allow that a man can change. I think with McMaster, WYSIWYG is the operating principle.

    I think with McMaster, WYSIWYG is the operating principle.

    But that’s not reassuring if what you see is not what I see is not what someone else sees, etc.

    If you see what I mean.

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  105. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @FactsAreImportant
    There is a simple and fundamental way to summarize the situation. I call it the Screech Law (SL).

    SL can be parsimoniously defined mathematically.

    First, define x to be any action by Trump. Then, define S to be the state of the world where the MSM, democrats, and all goodthinkers screech. Last, define f(x) to be the process by which the MSM etc. analyze, process, and react to x.

    The Screech Law states that f(x) = S for all x.

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.

    It has gotten to the point where I don't even bother to read the MSM headlines. It is all-screeching all the time. It is like checking to see if the sun rose this morning. Why bother? It only tells you what they are screeching about today. Yawn.

    But, when you've lost the Presidency, Senate, and House, screeching is all you have left. When all you have is screeching, everything becomes something to screech about.

    True but there is one notable exception: bombing Syria.

    The scary thing is that starting a war with Iran might get Trump really popular, if only temporarily.

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  106. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Corvinus
    There are a lot of youtube vids of Jordan Peterson ( a trained clinical Psychologist) on the Joe Rogan podcast highlighting how most of the SJW Males who can’t make it in the normal Male Hierarchy use Leftist protests to get women.."

    What is this "normal male hierarchy"? Are you speaking about the Return of Kings version? Roissy's version? Please be specific.

    Weak males who chase after loud-mouth, aggressive, hectoring, complaining women appear to hoping to get a breeding cross that results in alpha male offspring, but they’re more likely to end up with a divorce in their thirties after years of being driven crazy by an obnoxious spouse. Most men with sense do not marry scolds, shrews, or consitutional malcontents.

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    As a woman, this post deserves gold frames. May my sons never marry women who hate them...even if my sons irritate them in a few years after the wedding. Did I mention that I have irritated my husband for 26 years? shhhhhh. Move on.
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  107. I think Steve needed to talk with more New Yorkers.

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  108. @Njguy73
    Oh great. Now Trump will trade our talented citizens for stiffs. Like trading Willie McGee, Fred McGriff, Doug Drabek, Jay Buhner, Al Leiter...not that I'm bitter.

    Costanza! Where’s my calzone?!?

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  109. I never lived in NYC, but I did live in Ithaca, where the TV stations are out of Syracuse. The Frank Perdue and Crazy Eddie commercials remind me of these Fuccillo car commercials:

    Of course, in the Chicago/Milwaukee TV markets, you get Peter Francis Geraci:

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  110. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Lot
    Did they get their Ph.D.'s when they were still 25? (I realize since he was born in October, if he graduated in May or June he'd still be 25.) That is what I say is impossible if you are not a native English speaker.

    I don’t understand this argument. If you are able to earn a Ph.D. from MIT in a STEM discipline (Econ certainly requires a lot of advanced math), English is hardly the limiting factor. When you are that smart, you are usually able to speak/write several languages fluently, as is certainly the case with the MIT PhDs I know (most of them EE or CS). Did they graduate at 25 or 26? I’m sure some of them did.
    It’s impossible that among the thousands of foreign, non-native English speaker PhDs MIT has graduated every single one was older than 26.

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    The Unabomber (Ted Kacynski) was accepted at MIT at 16. I actually, as a mother, have a deep sense of remorse for Ted. He was used to examine his ability. Something happened to him. That's what his brother always said...but crickets since then.
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  111. Lagertha says:
    @Svigor
    Drudge has a link to a pollster on how the Comey "scandal" isn't blowing America's skirt up.

    What the Hell. He fired some asshole everybody hates, or hated, before Trump fired him.

    The next time a whoralist asks Trump why he fired Comey, he should say "because I felt like it."

    Haha! love it! Being one of two posters here, who likes “Project Runway.” The best line, once you mess up (lost the competition), delivered by the beautiful, Heidi: “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out!

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  112. @Randal

    So far, the Screech Law has been 100% accurate. Trump does x, any x, and the MSM etc. screech.
     
    Nope, and the exception is informative. Note that there was suddenly no msm or political establishment screeching, and indeed almost a period of unaccustomed pro-Trump media coverage, when he murdered a few Syrian conscripts/servicemen (despite the blatant illegality of the act in both US and international law).

    Understand why that act was so favourably received and you will understand a lot about the realities of power and influence in the modern US sphere.

    Good point.

    Further research is obviously needed. I’ll work up a grant proposal.

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  113. Lagertha says:
    @anon
    I don't understand this argument. If you are able to earn a Ph.D. from MIT in a STEM discipline (Econ certainly requires a lot of advanced math), English is hardly the limiting factor. When you are that smart, you are usually able to speak/write several languages fluently, as is certainly the case with the MIT PhDs I know (most of them EE or CS). Did they graduate at 25 or 26? I'm sure some of them did.
    It's impossible that among the thousands of foreign, non-native English speaker PhDs MIT has graduated every single one was older than 26.

    The Unabomber (Ted Kacynski) was accepted at MIT at 16. I actually, as a mother, have a deep sense of remorse for Ted. He was used to examine his ability. Something happened to him. That’s what his brother always said…but crickets since then.

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    Ted went to Harvard at 16. There's a good book on it called "Harvard and the Unabomber." It goes pretty in depth into the mind control experiments that Ted as a young student was a part of.
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  114. Lagertha says:
    @Anon
    Weak males who chase after loud-mouth, aggressive, hectoring, complaining women appear to hoping to get a breeding cross that results in alpha male offspring, but they're more likely to end up with a divorce in their thirties after years of being driven crazy by an obnoxious spouse. Most men with sense do not marry scolds, shrews, or consitutional malcontents.

    As a woman, this post deserves gold frames. May my sons never marry women who hate them…even if my sons irritate them in a few years after the wedding. Did I mention that I have irritated my husband for 26 years? shhhhhh. Move on.

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    Did I mention that I have irritated my husband for 26 years?
     
    Hard to believe! Or is he a Leftist?
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  115. Lagertha says:
    @neutral
    I have to ask seriously, could Ramzan Kadyrov legally become the FBI director or does one have to be a US citizen or more strictly be born in the USA ? I know its all a joke, but if hypothetically some Democrat president appointed say a Muslim from France to be FBI director they would support him 100%, so the only thing that really is against Ramzan Kadyrov is because he is from the Russian Federation.

    bingo. Russia has always been the Dark Side.

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  116. duncsbaby says:
    @Lagertha
    The Unabomber (Ted Kacynski) was accepted at MIT at 16. I actually, as a mother, have a deep sense of remorse for Ted. He was used to examine his ability. Something happened to him. That's what his brother always said...but crickets since then.

    Ted went to Harvard at 16. There’s a good book on it called “Harvard and the Unabomber.” It goes pretty in depth into the mind control experiments that Ted as a young student was a part of.

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    I really appreciated Peter Thiel in his book, a few years ago, giving an explanation to Ted's thinking. For me, it was awesome to understand how he was enraged over the internet...or what he (internet was not full-on) thought was the outcome.
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  117. @Dissident
    Health care? Really?

    What about immigration and what John Derbyshire has now called the acuckalypse?

    What about Trade? Or foreign policy? I'd be a lot more concerned over those than any gimmickry, demagoguery or (at best) just being reflexively ideological on the part of the GOP on health care . (To the extent that the President's election this past November can be credited to his campaign positions in any one area, wouldn't that one area have to be immigration?)

    Health care in this country would have continued, on the whole, to be a mess irrespective of who had been elected President* and the details of the political theater staged by the GOP in Congress. (*Bernie Sanders being the one notable, possible exception.)

    Derb is another doom masturbator who can’t figure out why Trump can’t wave a magic wand and unfuck 30 years of mistakes in the first 120 days.

    Unsurprisingly he’s popular around here.

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    For once, just once, please provide
    your reasoned perspective on how come persons like Mr. Derbyshire, me, and others lamenting obvious backsliding and abandonment of promises made during his campaign by Mr. Trump have it all wrong. How is it we are "masturbators?" What's wrong-headed about one who, having witnessed a man promise to do A, later witnesses that same man do exactly the opposite of A and thereby concludes the man is insincere, incompetent, some combination thereof, or worse?

    Logic and discussion, please; not ranting, raving, and insults.

    I am sincere in this request; I genuinely wish to understand your perspective.
    , @whorefinder
    Obvious Deep State stooge is obvious.
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  118. @Jack Hanson
    Derb is another doom masturbator who can't figure out why Trump can't wave a magic wand and unfuck 30 years of mistakes in the first 120 days.

    Unsurprisingly he's popular around here.

    For once, just once, please provide
    your reasoned perspective on how come persons like Mr. Derbyshire, me, and others lamenting obvious backsliding and abandonment of promises made during his campaign by Mr. Trump have it all wrong. How is it we are “masturbators?” What’s wrong-headed about one who, having witnessed a man promise to do A, later witnesses that same man do exactly the opposite of A and thereby concludes the man is insincere, incompetent, some combination thereof, or worse?

    Logic and discussion, please; not ranting, raving, and insults.

    I am sincere in this request; I genuinely wish to understand your perspective.

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    Because it's not a matter of waving a magic wand and changing things.

    Autistically, you assume that because he hasn't done X yet means he will never do X. Nor do you and Derb factor in the fact there's a deep state apparatus in the bureaucracy and judiciary that believes it has a holy mission to 9 utopia here on earth through progressive insanity.

    But no, keep masturbating about how we are doomed on the most important and smartest blog ever.

    Btw, you can knock off the nanny language policing unless its your goal to come off like more of a mincing woman than you already have.
    , @Jack Hanson
    This will have to wait until Sailer gets off his fainting couch.
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  119. @Lagertha
    As a woman, this post deserves gold frames. May my sons never marry women who hate them...even if my sons irritate them in a few years after the wedding. Did I mention that I have irritated my husband for 26 years? shhhhhh. Move on.

    Did I mention that I have irritated my husband for 26 years?

    Hard to believe! Or is he a Leftist?

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    No. he is in no man's land, politically. He knew what he was getting into by marrying me. My family history is too intense, and I am tied to my people forever. No, my husband is like Steve...not crazy about current events (has there ever been a halcyon time?), a huge thinker/skeptic/iconoclast...but will never judge anyone on their politics. This is so hard to do, btw - I have been kicked off of FB by members of my family :). My goal is to be so kicked off that I can quit FB forever, like cigarettes in the 80's..
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  120. @Daniel Chieh
    Nah, he's anti-gay. His holiness is suspect.

    But man, I want to see a MAN IN ARMOR as our FBI director. Hell effing yes.

    “Sheriff Clarke — White House on line 1.”

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  121. @Art
    Trump is incompetent when it comes to power politics. He said he thought that the Democrats would cheer the firing of Comey. He sure got that wrong!

    Trump does not get power politics – he has pissed off people he needs to run the country – no matter how wrong they are – he NEEDS them. The question is – “is it too late?”

    Clearly the Democrats and MSM have blood in their eye – they are going to take Trump down.

    Trump needs help! He needs to call James Baker and beg for help.

    Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: James A. Baker III was the gold standard when it came to running a White House.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/james-baker-interview-donald-trump-ronald-reagan-214742

     

    Yup — they’ll be just about to finally take Trump down in January, 2024.

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  122. @Autochthon
    For once, just once, please provide
    your reasoned perspective on how come persons like Mr. Derbyshire, me, and others lamenting obvious backsliding and abandonment of promises made during his campaign by Mr. Trump have it all wrong. How is it we are "masturbators?" What's wrong-headed about one who, having witnessed a man promise to do A, later witnesses that same man do exactly the opposite of A and thereby concludes the man is insincere, incompetent, some combination thereof, or worse?

    Logic and discussion, please; not ranting, raving, and insults.

    I am sincere in this request; I genuinely wish to understand your perspective.

    Because it’s not a matter of waving a magic wand and changing things.

    Autistically, you assume that because he hasn’t done X yet means he will never do X. Nor do you and Derb factor in the fact there’s a deep state apparatus in the bureaucracy and judiciary that believes it has a holy mission to 9 utopia here on earth through progressive insanity.

    But no, keep masturbating about how we are doomed on the most important and smartest blog ever.

    Btw, you can knock off the nanny language policing unless its your goal to come off like more of a mincing woman than you already have.

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    Btw, you can knock off the nanny language policing unless its your goal to come off like more of a mincing woman than you already have.
     
    Calling-out gratuitous, excessive insults and vulgarity hardly amounts-to "nanny language policing".

    But no, keep masturbating about how we are doomed on the most important and smartest blog ever.
     
    You just love to use that word, don't you? Resorting-to such repeated references to auto-eroticism only serves to make you sound like an obnoxious, snickering adolescent.
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  123. whorefinder says: • Website
    @dearieme
    JFK's measured IQ was apparently 119 (though I've also seen it reported as 117).

    A friend of mine who met him when he was a senator said that he was more notable for his charm than his intelligence.

    JFK was largely installed in the presidency by his hot-headed father. His father bought him the Pulitzer for Profiles in Courage (and got someone else to write it for him, natch), used his father’s power and influence to get the Chicago Mob to fix the ballots in Illinois during the 1960 run, and his father’s Hollywood connections to get John’s war record blown up to Audie Murphy-levels. And it was all just as a backup plan; Joe Sr. had really wanted Joe Jr. to be the family pol, but the latter died, so Joe Sr. forced JFK into it.

    It’s not for nothing that the film version of The Manchurian Candidate came out just after Kennedy was made president.

    Joe Kennedy Sr.’s life is something that really should be explored in a non-hagiographic, non-JFK related way. The most interesting part, which has never been satisfactorily explained to me, is that in the 1920s Joe, the local Boston powerbroker, suddenly went all the way to Los Angeles and reorganized the studios and became a major Hollywood playboy. Then he just goes back to Boston and never overtly gets involved in Hollywood again. I have no idea how that sequence of events occurred, but it sure explains how Hollywood had such a love affair with the Kennedy’s after.

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  124. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Jack Hanson
    Derb is another doom masturbator who can't figure out why Trump can't wave a magic wand and unfuck 30 years of mistakes in the first 120 days.

    Unsurprisingly he's popular around here.

    Obvious Deep State stooge is obvious.

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  125. MarkinLA says:
    @Lot
    I am a Trump voter and want Trump to continue Obama's environmental policy. Trump likely continue Obama-era policy even more than Hillary. The real difference is that a Dem EPA passes new regs and a GOP EPA sticks with the old ones with a bit more lax enforcement. Big Oil and Gas is quite comfortable and adapted to current regulations. They all have quite large and profitable clean energy operations too.

    Trump should put more of a WWC stamp on environmentalism. Less on train projects, more on subsidizing GM's and Ford's hybrid and electric car programs and preservation and cleaning of local rivers and forests.

    I am a Trump voter and want Trump to continue Obama’s environmental policy.

    Even the Global Warming BS?

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    More efficient cars and less coal power are good regardless of CO2 issues.
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  126. Lot says:
    @MarkinLA
    I am a Trump voter and want Trump to continue Obama’s environmental policy.


    Even the Global Warming BS?

    More efficient cars and less coal power are good regardless of CO2 issues.

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  127. @Autochthon
    For once, just once, please provide
    your reasoned perspective on how come persons like Mr. Derbyshire, me, and others lamenting obvious backsliding and abandonment of promises made during his campaign by Mr. Trump have it all wrong. How is it we are "masturbators?" What's wrong-headed about one who, having witnessed a man promise to do A, later witnesses that same man do exactly the opposite of A and thereby concludes the man is insincere, incompetent, some combination thereof, or worse?

    Logic and discussion, please; not ranting, raving, and insults.

    I am sincere in this request; I genuinely wish to understand your perspective.

    This will have to wait until Sailer gets off his fainting couch.

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  128. @Steve Sailer
    “appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today.”

    New Orleans is strong today?

    The mayor seems to think so. And he should know. Shouldn’t he?

    “The removal of these statues sends a clear and unequivocal message to the people of New Orleans and the nation: New Orleans celebrates our diversity, inclusion and tolerance,” Mayor Landrieu said in a statement last month.

    (“But diversity does not mean that we should be inclusive of intolerable statues”, he was not reported to have said.)

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  129. Lagertha says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Did I mention that I have irritated my husband for 26 years?
     
    Hard to believe! Or is he a Leftist?

    No. he is in no man’s land, politically. He knew what he was getting into by marrying me. My family history is too intense, and I am tied to my people forever. No, my husband is like Steve…not crazy about current events (has there ever been a halcyon time?), a huge thinker/skeptic/iconoclast…but will never judge anyone on their politics. This is so hard to do, btw – I have been kicked off of FB by members of my family :). My goal is to be so kicked off that I can quit FB forever, like cigarettes in the 80′s..

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  130. Lagertha says:
    @duncsbaby
    Ted went to Harvard at 16. There's a good book on it called "Harvard and the Unabomber." It goes pretty in depth into the mind control experiments that Ted as a young student was a part of.

    I really appreciated Peter Thiel in his book, a few years ago, giving an explanation to Ted’s thinking. For me, it was awesome to understand how he was enraged over the internet…or what he (internet was not full-on) thought was the outcome.

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  131. Dissident says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Because it's not a matter of waving a magic wand and changing things.

    Autistically, you assume that because he hasn't done X yet means he will never do X. Nor do you and Derb factor in the fact there's a deep state apparatus in the bureaucracy and judiciary that believes it has a holy mission to 9 utopia here on earth through progressive insanity.

    But no, keep masturbating about how we are doomed on the most important and smartest blog ever.

    Btw, you can knock off the nanny language policing unless its your goal to come off like more of a mincing woman than you already have.

    Btw, you can knock off the nanny language policing unless its your goal to come off like more of a mincing woman than you already have.

    Calling-out gratuitous, excessive insults and vulgarity hardly amounts-to “nanny language policing”.

    But no, keep masturbating about how we are doomed on the most important and smartest blog ever.

    You just love to use that word, don’t you? Resorting-to such repeated references to auto-eroticism only serves to make you sound like an obnoxious, snickering adolescent.

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