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Commenter European-American comes up with a handy mnemonic to remember the Pentagon’s many far-flung wars:

Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen Somalia, Iraq, Niger

Meta-Operation SLAY SIN

The beauty of this is it can be expanded seamlessly to other likely targets of opportunity, such as

Meta-Operation SLAY SINNER

Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen Somalia, Iraq, Niger, Nigeria, Eritrea, Russia

 
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  1. Anon[546] • Disclaimer says:

    What happened to Mali ?

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Autochthon
  2. Lot says:

    Make that Splay Sin.

    Aren’t we regularly drone-killing random Pashtuns in NW Pakistan still?

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    , @BenKenobi
  3. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    I love mnemonics.

    “True Virgins Make Dull Company”
    “B(ad) [sometimes formerly Black] Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gave Willingly”

    Of course all preachers know “TULIP”. I can remember Total Depravity and Perseverance of the Saints, but can’t remember the middle three.

    Then there are pseudo -mnemonics like “Send Mail To People”, “Engines Turn or People Swim”, or “Never Twice (the) Same Color”.

    The most complicated is from medicine:

    Reflecting on old Olympus’ towering tops.

    Mnemonics are useful tools for memorizing factual information. “On old Olympus’ Towering Tops, a Finn and German viewed some hops” is a way to remember the 12 cranial nerves. The 12 cranial nerves, in order, are olfactory, optic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, auditory, glossopharyngeal, vagus, sensory (accessory), and hypoglossal.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2254946

  4. anon[299] • Disclaimer says:

    Don’t forget to leave some blank spaces for all the countries we’ll be at war with next.

  5. I prefer to think of those countries that former presidential candidate Wesley Clark spilled the beans on.

  6. It’s not fair to say that BO’s Nobel Peace Prize was the first affirmative action Nobel Prize. He deserved a prospective Nobel Peace Prize for the seven wars to end all wars he and his Secretary of State started over the next eight years.

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Bill B.
  7. anon[190] • Disclaimer says:

    It fits – but for how long?

  8. Lagertha says:
    @Lot

    Yes. It is just playing video games, like Assasin’s Creed (old one) or any of the newer ones. Drones are here to stay.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    , @Lagertha
  9. @Anon

    Sounds like Obama has been reading Pinker books on how things are getting better.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  10. Anon[334] • Disclaimer says:

    LOL

    • Replies: @Lowe
  11. kihowi says:
    @Anonymous

    My favorite mnemonic is

    Dirty Kinky People Can Often Find Great Sex

    Domain Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species

    Once read, never forgotten. Professional rememberers will tell you that whenever you can, put sex in your mnemonics because it stays in your brain forever.

  12. Tiny Duck says:

    Elected officials are openly talking about holding white men accountable

    The proud boys have been named a hate group by the attorney general

    The migrants are coming

    Trump is about to be impeached

    Occasio Cortez is owning people on twitter

    People of Color are sick of you white males

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpz16XeHDdj/

  13. @kihowi

    Domain?

    I memorized it as one word: Kpcof. Genus species just comes from remembering all the zillions of names for little critters that I had to learn about.

    A lot of times I felt like too much classification was just people throwing darts at a board and laughing that college students would be tested on it for the next 50 years.

    What did you come up with for the Krebs cycle?

  14. anon[211] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    don’t hate, appreciate

  15. Maybe Kamala Harris should campaign as the SLAY Queen in 2020.

  16. Lagertha says:
    @Steve Sailer

    hahaahaa. Everyone is suddenly worried about: how they grew up/if their mothers loved them/if their dads hated them/whether they had a “correct” upbringing…sheesh, these kids would not have survived South Dakota in 1890.

    Too many Baby Boomers and Gen Xrs worry about their actual, familial past, than their actual past, when they acted like psychopaths and sycophants towards their “generation”, their parents, their friends & neighbors … and, they continue to act like sociopaths. Two percent of society….think about it: 10% (ok, a leap – whatever) of our thinkers and innovators are creeps.

  17. istevefan says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Occasio Cortez is owning people on twitter

    Actually, you might be correct on this.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  18. OT – Man guns down his former fiance at Mercy Hospital in Chicago:

    https://newsone.com/3837374/tamara-oneal-chicago-hospital-victims-domestic-violence/

    She was a black doctor, but a Chicago police office was also killed along with one other bystander and the perp. Here is the opening paragraph:

    “One of the two victims killed in Monday’s hospital shooting in Chicago was a Black woman doctor named Tamara O’Neal, who was reportedly shot to death by a man who she had been in a romantic relationship with. If the reports turn out to be accurate, the tragic episode was a sad but familiar collision of two of the most despicable scourges of society: domestic violence against Black women and guns.”

    The article reports that the gunman took his own life and then later reports it is unclear who killed him (his name is Juan Lopez of white-Hispanic descent). Solid reporting, to be sure.

    Strangely, the article does not mention what group of humans are responsible for this high rate of domestic violence against black women (who who is wielding these guns that shoot lots of people in Chicago), nor what should be done about it.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Bill H
  19. BenKenobi says:
    @Lot

    Killing someone with a firearm is just like, an opinion, man.

    A missile from a drone? That’s a bolt from Olympus. The judgement of the gods.

    Who upon the finger the rest?

  20. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @kihowi

    Could be set to the tune of:

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  21. BenKenobi says:
    @Lagertha

    I remember playing this game as a young child back in 1990. I thought to myself “This seems easy. Why don’t they remotely fly actual helicopters into combat?”

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

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  22. eah says:

    OT (Since you retweeted @IsraeliPM re the GPM)

    As of now the German government plans to sign the ‘Global Pact for Migration’ — a couple of fotos recently promoted by the Establishment about that (‘Lügenpresse’):

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    , @Mr. Anon
  23. Ibound1 says:

    The Pentagon should be told their budget is being cut by an immediate 1/3 and if they cannot – with what would be still the largest military budget in the world by far – defend the United States (and only the United States) we will get a whole bunch of new generals who can. I’m sure there is an enterprising Major or two who is up to the challenge.

  24. istevefan says:

    OT – Here is a fugly reporter at the New Republic who tweeted out this several times today in a thread. Wouldn’t this confirm what opponents of mass immigration to the West believe? And if so, why is it still called a conspiracy theory? If mainline reporters are stating this publicly, it no longer seems to be a conspiracy.

  25. Wilkey says:

    What’s the point of winning in any one of these countries, or in all of them?

    1) If we help them win their wars they will never be grateful for our sacrifice.

    2) We will not gain any new territory or assets out of the effort, and even if we did it’s not like we have a burgeoning (native born) population in need of new lands to settle.

    3) If some Americans *did* want to settle there you can rest assured they would not be welcome.

    4) Even if we win the war(s) and create peace not even 1% of the refugees they have sent here will be going back. The Somali population in Minnesota and elsewhere will still be growing explosively.

    A city not far from where I live just saw its mayor, a major in a special forces unit in the national guard, murdered by one of our “allies” in Afghanistan. He was a good and great man. He had *seven* children, one of whom was born just a month or so before his most recent deployment (his fourth in the last ~15 years). His loss was not worth anything we have yet done in any of these shithole countries.

  26. @Tiny Duck

    ‘…People of Color are sick of you white males’

    Thanks for the reminder. I’ll stay energized and help to fight and win the good fight.

  27. istevefan says:
    @eah

    grumpy old white people who live in rural areas and lack college degrees.

    Interesting that a person who lacks a college degree is looked down upon. I wonder if he holds the same sentiment towards the democratic base of black voters lack those degrees?

    • Replies: @eah
  28. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    A city not far from where I live just saw its mayor, a major in a special forces unit in the national guard, murdered by one of our “allies” in Afghanistan. He was a good and great man. He had *seven* children, one of whom was born just a month or so before his most recent deployment (his fourth in the last ~15 years). His loss was not worth anything we have yet done in any of these shithole countries.

    A quite from a speech by one of the great Classicists, given well over fifty years ago:

    Now I full understand that throughout history, and especially, perhaps, in the United States, slavery has been a baneful and pernicious institution, most baneful, indeed, in its effect on the owners. I do have a deep sympathy and compassion for the Negroes–there were four million of them in our land at that time. But I wonder whether anyone can read the history of the vast slaughter and ruin that has indelibly stained the pages of our history without asking himself whether that was not too great a price to pay.

    Bismark was not a humanitarian and did not pretend to be one, but he once said, as a strictly practical matter, that a German colony in the South Seas was not worth the bones of one Prussian grenadier. And let our compassion for the slaves and our liking for their race be as great as you will, I can only marvel if any man can find it in his heart to say that their emancipation was worth the lives of just one company of men in any one of the regiments, from Virginia or Minnesota, that met at Shiloh, Chickamauga, or Gettysburg.

    No race can afford much do-gooding on that scale.

    Revilo P. Oliver

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  29. DuanDiRen says:

    “Vainly sinks” will be next year.

  30. Lowe says:
    @Anon

    My google auto-complete for “mark zuckerberg is a” is less favorable than that. It lists weasel, woman, alive, and college dropout. Better than DDG but still not painting him in a good light.

  31. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha

    well, our “overlords” do not want to scare the scads of SJW’s, all over the Bi-Coastal area, as….drumrolls take over. So, slow rolling AI warriors who frankly, will not care about gender or politcal affiliation, will slowly and insidiously, crush (vaporizing) protesters; they will advance and sooo not care.

  32. Lowe says:
    @istevefan

    Oh, jeez. I remember this guy. He is fat. It’s hard not to feel sad looking at a photo of him.

  33. @Anonymous

    Great upbeat song, and that B-52′s chick is so hot. I’ll be back in a minute.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  34. @GP100

    It’s hard to see how this is any of white people’s business.

    It certainly wasn’t before 1965.

  35. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tiny Duck

    People of Color are sick of you white males

    I hope your sick of electricity, hot water, and functioning indoor plumbing, because you won’t have those either.

  36. Bubba says:
    @Wilkey

    What’s the point of winning in any one of these countries, or in all of them?

    Amen brother!

  37. Wilkey says:
    @eah

    The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which won’t be legally binding, was finalized under U.N. auspices in July. It is due to be formally approved at a Dec. 10-11 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.

    How long will it take for the “global compact for migration” to go from “not legally binding” to “international law”? Ruth Ginsburg probably already has a citation from it ready for the next immigration case that comes to the court.

    In happier news, Mia Love (R-Haiti) has lost her bid for re-election to Utah’s 4th District by less than 700 votes (out of over 230,000 cast). Trump performed worse in the 4th than in any other Utah congressional district, but he still beat Clinton 39-32, with McMuffin taking 23%. But it’s almost certain that her shrill objections to Trump’s ending of “temporary” protected status for several hundred thousand Haitians and Central Americans made a difference.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  38. @Anonymous

    Total Depravity
    Unconditional Election
    Limited Atonement
    Irresistible Grace
    Perseverance of the Saints

    • LOL: Desiderius
  39. istevefan says:
    @Wilkey

    What’s the point of winning in any one of these countries, or in all of them?

    There isn’t any. It is a complete waste of blood and treasure that could have been used at home. Unfortunately the American people are so divided they can’t even come together to end this craziness.

    When the democrats are in office pushing these policies, the left is either quiet or defends it as some sort of humanitarian effort.

    When the republicans are in office pushing these policies, the cucks get permission to lash out at an opponent since they are too afraid to fight the culture war at home. I can’t recall where I first read it, but someone a few years back made an astute comment about conservatives and their support for foreign military action. They wrote that conservatives were so cowed by leftwingers domestically, that they were able to vicariously live out their macho fantasies by sending off the troops to destroy some foreign military or militia. In effect conservatives find it more doable to spend billions and send troops halfway around the world in a worthless cause than to fight the liberals in the political arena at home.

    Also, I noticed that the anti-war left refuses to ever make an alliance with the anti-war right. Justin Raimondo wrote about this a few years back. It seems Code Pink and others won’t join forces with the Patrick Buchanan types because they feel the only reason Pat and company are against foreign wars is that they don’t want to help non-whites. So because their motivations for opposing wars are racist, which to me is BS, they refuse to join forces. Evidently their passion for ending wars ends if racists are against wars.

    The bottom line is that we are so divided, and are becoming more so on a daily basis, that we can’t stop what is clearly a disastrous waste of blood and treasure that also leaves us with more alien populations in our midst.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. anonymous[127] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize should have been funnier than it was. A potential McCain presidency sort of ruins an otherwise great joke.

    • Replies: @dvorak
  41. Mr. Anon says:
    @eah

    The headline on that article is interesting:

    “Nach Europa”

    It means “To Europe” – i.e. where the “refugees” wish to go.

    It also means “After Europe” – i.e., this is what comes after Europe is gone.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  42. Mr. Anon says:
    @istevefan

    That fat turd Jeet Herr looks like he could replace five people all by himself.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Dry
  43. Lot says:
    @eah

    Israeli voters are moving right so much that Bibi is now the single most left-wing possible leader after starting his career on the far right. The old Labour Party is tiny and irrelevant outside the Supreme Court, where the judges appoint their own successors and reflects 1970s Israel still.

  44. Lagertha says:
    @eah

    Max Boot is the most biggoted person I know. He abhors the fly-over-states people (the people who established this country) – the people he depends on…on being fed. Max Boot is the worst bigot, I have ever known..-his racism towards whites is beyond deplorable. He is such a piece of shit – when anarchy arrives, he will be killed first bc he hated the farmers/ranchers/cattlekill people..the sad part – he knows he is shit! hahaa! I will be glad when coastal people are afraid.

  45. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Spoken like a true….dare I say it….Calvinist ;-)

    Calvin, of course, was Dutch, which is why tulips are an appropriate symbol.

  46. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot

    the [Israeli] Supreme Court, where the judges appoint their own successors

    Is that really how it works? Is there a more corrupt way of doing that, say, online auctions?

  47. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Lol, Calvinism? Seriously?? Some 16th-century French lawyer starting another strand of pseudo-Christianity.

  48. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    File it with the publicity stunt reform rabbis from Ann Arbor and Cinncinati “pilgrimaging” to the Mexican border to eliminate any possible lingering doubts about the association of mass migration and certain religio-ethnic groups. There is also a guy of a certain background who was boasting on Twitter about going to Bangladesh to encourage people there to migrate to Europe.

  49. Lagertha says:
    @BenKenobi

    you know why – go fuck a goat (if she is willing). I am really, all about survival, when people threatenme.

  50. Anon[403] • Disclaimer says:

    Sheeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiit

  51. A little OT. Some Hondurans just knocked on my door (I’m out in the country a mile from the nearest and only neighbor). It was too late for a woodpecker to be out, so I knew exactly who was knocking. I flipped on the outside lights, walked outside with a pistol and ask the six of them what they wanted (again, I already knew it was water, and possibly food.).

    I was a little surprised because four of them went down on their knees, and all made a show of showing me their hands (the gun was in my hand, but at my side pointed to the ground).

    What struck me was they made a point of telling me they weren’t with the caravan. Normally, illegals aren’t that jumpy, so they’d obviously heard some of the negative scuttlebutt about the caravan on this side of the border.

    The point is Trump’s “stunt” of sending troops to the border did have an effect.

    Imagine if the army set up a few permanent camps on the border. BTW, the army still does operate quite a few primitive camps with clapboard housing, communal toilets, etc. so it’s not like the troops aren’t used to being in such places.

  52. Dry says:
    @Mr. Anon

    His people will be around. Yours will not.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  53. My favorite is ROY G BIV.

    It used to be science, but now rainbow is so goodthink it makes me all not unbadthink.

    Talk about cultural approbriation!

  54. Sticking this here because perhaps my Econ 101 course was a fluke wherein I failed to learn that “increasing supply of labor does not reduce demand by lowering wages and/or available positions.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  55. dvorak says:
    @anonymous

    Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize should have been funnier than it was.

    No, because it was quickly followed by Obama’s horrifying decision to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He could have gracefully declined it, but he actually went there to accept it. The clod.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
  56. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Actually, you might be correct on this.

    Examples?

  57. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    Russian Max Boot salivating for some of that old de-Kulakization.

  58. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Yeah, that’s weirdo. What did he mean by that?

  59. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Israeli voters are moving right so much

    Why?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  60. @istevefan

    Ah, Mater,
    want Jeet to always love me…

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  61. Anonymous[859] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    It is a complete waste of blood and treasure that could have been used at home.

    Please do not use the cliche “blood and treasure.”

  62. ATate says:

    Please
    Do
    Not
    Throw
    Sausage
    Pizza
    Away

  63. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Anon

    Trump is bringing out a prequel to The Art of the Deal, entitled Dreams of my Mother?

  64. Twinkie says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Yes, yes, black men rule! Now they can add another item to “the best of…” list:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/20/he-claims-hes-americas-deadliest-serial-killer-with-victims-police-believe-him/

    Little claimed he was responsible for more than 90 murders nationwide between 1970 and 2013. If the those numbers prove true, the serial killer’s run would be historic.

    “If all of these are confirmed, I mean, he’ll be the most prolific serial killer, with confirmed killings, in American history,” Bland said.

  65. Twinkie says:
    @eah

    I’d like to put my boot to Max Boot’s face. This is the complete opposite of noblesse oblige.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  66. Twinkie says:
    @Anon

    What happened to Mali ?

    That list is not exhaustive. I can think of lots of other places with our mil/intel presence outside the usual, permanent deployments.

  67. Pericles says:
    @Wilkey

    The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which won’t be legally binding, was finalized under U.N. auspices in July.

    Signatories outside of Europe won’t have to follow it, while in the EU it will be regarded as sacred commandment.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  68. anon[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Sounds like Obama has been reading Pinker books on how things are getting better.

    “What’s the worst that could happen?” — average Chavez voter circa 1998.

    I guess Venezuela isn’t so bad now, if Italy 500 AD is your comparison point. Some people – such as myself – tend not to want to gamble an entire civilization’s future on the hope that some trinkets and video cameras force ever more disconnected people to get along with each other. It turns out “getting better” is tenuous and subject to interpretation/sudden reversals. Here today, gone tomorrow – that kind of thing.

  69. BB753 says:

    Niger should be a yellow-cake walk. Russia, a defeat.

  70. Hibernian says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Cue the gun control crowd screaming in another day or two. What does hospital security do except stand around?

  71. Hibernian says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The second of which results from failure to accept that God’s sovereignty could be compatible with man’s free will (given to him by God.) It’s a mystery. (I have no problem with the last 3, although maybe I should. The first is certainly fairly well supported by each days headlines.)

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Thea
  72. Harold says:

    The conquest of souls for democracy

  73. @Anonymous

    Calvin was French, actually. But many later Calvinist theologians were Dutch.

  74. Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:

    “SLAY SIN” has positive connotations, Steve. Do you support these wars?

  75. Clyde says:
    @Wilkey

    A city not far from where I live just saw its mayor, a major in a special forces unit in the national guard, murdered by one of our “allies” in Afghanistan. He was a good and great man. He had *seven* children, one of whom was born just a month or so before his most recent deployment (his fourth in the last ~15 years). His loss was not worth anything we have yet done in any of these shithole countries.

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/11/17/live-funeral-national/#gallery-carousel-1639296

    Lots of photos. What a nice family he had.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  76. eah says:
    @istevefan

    Interesting that a person who lacks a college degree is looked down upon.

    Why do you think elites were willing to look on and do nothing while blue collar manufacturing jobs in the ‘Rust Belt’ and elsewhere were destroyed over several generations?

  77. @Anonymous

    A distant relative who trained as a doctor in pre-PC days had a collection of filthy mnemonics in order to remember various muscle groups, nerves etc. Any idea where I can find them all? Clean ones seem to be more readily available.

    PS, add Pakistan you have SLAY SPIN

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  78. Seneca44 says:
    @Ibound1

    Remember the 10% sequester which they said was impossible to survive?

    Wash Post today has a front page article about they are spending millions on a re-education camp in Niger for about 130 repentant Boko Haram fighters. Whoever thought that affluence could be a curse and actually make things worse? Some financial reins on the military and foreign policy would really be beneficial as far as not funding things that are likely to harm us in the future.

  79. wiseguy says:

    So 2018 is the Seven Wars Year?

    If Crooked H won, it could have been the Thirty Wars Year. Maybe even the Hundred Wars Year!

  80. @dvorak

    Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize should have been funnier than it was.

    No, because it was quickly followed by Obama’s horrifying decision to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He could have gracefully declined it, but he actually went there to accept it. The clod.

    In his defense, Obama was used to a lifetime of being awarded unearned accolades. Why should this one in particular have been any different?

  81. Wilkey says:
    @Anonymous

    “No race can afford much do-gooding on that scale.”

    Slavery was an ugly institution that had to end. Had it cost 10,000 American lives, or 50,000, to end it, would that have been worth it? Perhaps. But the war to end slavery cost 700,000 lives. How many millions of people would be descended from those men today but aren’t because they weren’t around to father them? Four years of children not being born because would-be fathers were away at war. Women who had no more children because their husbands never came home. Women who never had children because there weren’t enough men around to marry them. Is it unrealistic to say that today, 5-7 generations later, there are 10 or even 20 million people who aren’t alive because those men died? God alone knows the answer.

    Whatever you can say about the Civil War, at least it accomplished something worthwhile. Aside from the first Iraq War I can’t think of any US involvement in that part of the world that has accomplished anything at all. A tremendous waste which somehow obliges us to take in as “refugees” millions of people who hate us; to spend hundreds of billions more a year on military excursions which only hasten our way to financial insolvency. $700 billion a year on a military which is not even allowed to perform the most fundamental and basic job of a military: defend our borders against people we don’t want to enter.

    What an absurd, insane time we live in.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @BB753
    , @dvorak
  82. Wilkey says:
    @Pericles

    Signatories outside of Europe won’t have to follow it, while in the EU it will be regarded as sacred commandment.

    True enough. But even more truthfully: signatories outside of Europe (except other white nations) won’t have to follow it, while even white nations who refused to sign (see: the US, Austria, Poland, & Hungary) will be told we must abide by it.

  83. BB753 says:
    @Wilkey

    Slavery wasn’t economically sustainable in an industrialized XIXth century society. It would have vanished by itself. It happened in England, Portugal, Spain, France, etc, without a single shot being fired.
    So, yes, the Civil War was an unmitigated disaster for the USA.

  84. The US military is being used as muscle to fight wars on behalf of Israel in the Middle East and West Asia.

    The Republican Party neo-conservatives push for war for Israel.

    The Democrat Party humanitarian interventionists push for war for Israel.

    Where is the patriot who will put AMERICA FIRST by disregarding the constant warmongering for Israel of the neo-conservatives and the humanitarian interventionists?

    Tweet from 2015:

  85. Bill H says: • Website
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    More evidence that writing is not taught at journalism school. The first sentence of the opening paragraph of the article seems to state that one of “the most despicable scourges of society” is “domestic violence against guns.” Technically it doesn’t, but it certainly gives that impression.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  86. @Ibound1

    Cutting the “military” budget is not a survivable option for anyone, certainly not the president of the United States, nor any political leader naive enough to propose such a thing.

    Nor has it an been an option for six decades.

    The Military/Industrial/Intelligence Complex is real and is a key component of Steve’s “Deep State”. Any politician who (somehow) seems to threaten the hegemony of the MIIC will be marginalized, ridiculed, shunted aside, or if need be, eventually silenced.

    Don’t take my word for it.

    Now is as good a time as any to cite Eisenhower’s immortal, legendary warning:

  87. @Mr. Anon

    They mean after Europe, full stop.

    Post- über alles.

  88. @Hibernian

    If considered sympathetically, which of course they now seldom are, each of the five are defensible.

  89. @Twinkie

    Max Boot is the Westboro Baptist Church for a certain sort of Trump friendly Conservative who still isn’t ready to come to terms with the unpopularity of much of the non-Trump Conservative agenda/branding.

    Invade/invite (as long as it is legal!) being high on the list.

  90. @Anon

    It’s full of Negroes, Billy; all places full of Negroes are that horrible.

  91. @eah

    “the national Republican Party is in a demographic death spiral”

    He’s not wrong about this part.

  92. @Achmed E. Newman

    Kate Pierceson is now an aged lesbian operating a bed-and-breakfast in upstate New York, so if you want a peek up close, you can book a room, but I cannot say she’ll be receptive to the male of the species.

  93. @Ibound1

    “The Pentagon should be told their budget is being cut by an immediate 1/3″

    I’m sure the perpetual Jewish War Machine will have no problem with that.

  94. @Clyde

    Which town in Utah is led by Mayor McCheese? Is it near where Egg McMuffin lives? How is Birdie taking the loss? Any connection between the murderer and Captain Crook, The Hamburglar, or The Evil Grimace? Has Officer Big Mac announced any leads?

  95. L Woods says:
    @eah

    “College degrees” are the most ridiculous false class marker. It goes both ways — schlubs with degrees from state directionals thinking they’re part of the Deserving Elite, repeating whatever they hear on NPR, Trevor Noah etc.

  96. Anonymous[296] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    They are in an existential struggle against openly genicidal enemies while living in a country that is nine miles wide?

  97. Anonymous[296] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dry

    Assuming his people are Hindu Indians, in the very long term, maybe not. India ticks a percentage more Muslim each year.

  98. EdwardM says:
    @GP100

    Any article that begins “In a major blow to the federal government” is a good sign. If the government cannot federalize genital mutilation, how can it federalize abortion? Oh, right, only the Federal courts can usurp states’ right; Congress can’t.

  99. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    SLAY SPIN also has positive connotations. Do you support these wars?

  100. @Autochthon

    I’m not going all the way to upstate New York to try an convert that woman, unless she looks exactly like she does in the video … so, I guess it’s off to Grandma’s instead for Thanksgiving dinner. Have a happy one, everybody, Tiny Duck included … mmmm… Tiny Duck … the other white meat.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  101. @Tiny Duck

    Tiny Duck’s not getting any, so he fantasizes about abolishing white men.

  102. Thea says:
    @Hibernian

    “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭

    Free will is completely incompatible with an omnipotent and omniscient God. It requires that He change and gain new knowledge. All that will be He has always known. Humans have no power to save themselves

    • Replies: @Thea
  103. Thea says:
    @Thea

    Forgot to add that HBD can be looked at as determinism from a Darwinian perspective.

  104. @Autochthon

    Kate Pierceson is now an aged lesbian operating a bed-and-breakfast in upstate New York…

    My, my, my. The things I learn here.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  105. @Lot

    “Israeli voters are moving right so much that Bibi is now the single most left-wing possible leader after starting his career on the far right. ”

    Well that’s fantastic for israel. But how does this relate to Trump-hating jews like boot?

  106. @Jim Don Bob

    Imagine the things I learned in Athens!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  107. anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @kihowi

    Professional rememberers

    So, is there, like, a league for that or something? Do they have farm teams?

  108. anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Tiny Duck … the other white meat.

    They eat vegan turducken at his nest.

  109. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I was thinking of trying Stovebolt Bumpstick Poached Goose a la mestizo this year, but because I own real assets in the state, the OP PD would probably bust me and charge me with felony cruelty and bring the feds in on a migratory bird violation.

  110. @Autochthon

    Threesome with the Indigo Girls? Got pics?!!!

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  111. @Tiny Duck

    Hey, Tiny Duck, was this yard sign in front of your house for Thanksgiving?

    Rats, I’ve seen others with image problems. Well, it says:

    EAT MOR CHIKIN!

  112. Bill B. says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Obama should have refused it of course; not doing so is a stain on his record. It was the moment when I stopped taking any notice whatsoever of the Nobel prizes. The hard science ones may be valid but I never know the names anyway.

  113. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:

    LYIN ASS

  114. dvorak says:
    @Wilkey

    Whatever you can say about the Civil War, at least it accomplished something worthwhile.

    Yes, it conquered America for the Puritan tribe.

    You know, the tribe that won 4 consecutive military victories (1781 1865 1918 1945) and now rules the world in a Pax Americana. Along the way they effortlessly merged with the enormously influential Ashkenazi tribe. h/t Moldbug

  115. @Achmed E. Newman

    Alas, there’s no “Vomit” button to go with “Agree,” “Laugh Aloud,” and so on….

  116. @Bill H

    This phenomenon is one of the most common, stupid, and easily avoided ways to write badly. All one need do to avoid it is to put the unmodified item first in the list to clarify the modifiers don’t apply to it:

    “Scourges of our society include guns and domestic violence against Negresses.”

    This format makes completely clear that the domestic violence is being done to Negresses, not to firearms.

    Alas, I’m unqualified for a sinecure in journalism, being neither stupid nor evil in sufficient degree.

    It’s been noted endlessly, but can never be observed enough: when, o when will we start seeing diatribes about the scourge of automobiles – and the need to better regulate licensing to own and operate them – every time an automotive crash leads to injury or death? Vehicles kill orders of magnitude more persons each day than firearms do each year, I expect, yet, following only the most cursory exam, every uncoordinated, half-blind, illiterate jackass is handed a license to operate everything from a compact sedan to a Dodge Viper to a twenty-four-foot long lorry from Penske.

    If your girlfriend tells The Man you said something mean to her your firearms will be confiscated and never returned with no due process at all, but you can very easily be convicted of reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, or even vehicular manslaughter and wind up licensed to drive again within months; in some cases you’ll never lose your license for any time at all.

    It’s time for a serious conversation about Automobile Control in this country.

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