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Apparently, the President will make an announcement on Saturday. What should it be? What shouldn’t it be?

 
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  1. He’s going to tell everyone he has no leverage in this situation so he’s going to cave. He might also throw in that he clearly has no clue how to get anything done in Washington, and that conservatives who think he’s gonna get the wall built with a Democratic House when he couldn’t get it done when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress are really stupid.

  2. What it might be: He might declare an emergency or whatever so that he can order the military to “Build The Wall!” He can then sign a budget with Nancy, without wall money, and start paying “public servants” again. Then a judge will stop wall construction before it starts, and the House will impeach him.

    What it should be: He should announce that he is pulling all troops out of Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, South Korea, Germany, the rest of Europe…and that he has ordered the US Navy to sink all cargo ships from China. And that the first and second ladies are making salads.

    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
  3. That he would like to thank Buzzfeed for smoking out the MSM for what they truly are.

    • Replies: @Realist
  4. wren says:

    “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw ________ forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  5. @wren

    LOL. Ronald Reagan. One thing Donald Trump’s sister the judge has said about him is, “he will surprise you.” I can’t wait to find out what the surprise is today.

  6. Cortes says:

    He should announce that Mueller and gang are being held on charges of sedition. “And further arrests are anticipated.”

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  7. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:

    “Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow.”

  8. I’m thinking he either needs to declare a national emergency and that wall funds will be taken from other agencies to accomplish it, or at least throw the gauntlet down and tell the Dems that this is the last week for a possible negotiation or he’ll declare an emergency.

    He really needs to do the emergency thing. Pelosi not just won’t, but can’t fold. Her back is to the wall. Schumer seems likely to have at least met him halfway. He needs to show his base, and the middle portion of the electorate that aren’t really Republican but would like stronger border enforcement that he gave it a shot. Without a wall, that’s his only way for a possible win in 2020, and at this point, it’s a longshot that requires a Republican to pretty much run the table in the electoral college.

  9. donut says:

    The MF’er should stay stop blowing smoke up our asses on the faggot middle school girls gossip site twitter , WTF is that anyway ? F**king twitter , who twitters anyway . Oh man , I just looked up the def. of “twitter” :

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twitter

    Hey Steve do you utter successive chirping noises on twitter ? Oh man I’ll split my sides .

  10. Anon[421] • Disclaimer says:

    So the Kim meeting isn’t it?

    On immigration, two years in there’s no wall, the millions of illegals are still here, no eVerify, financial remittances are still unrestricted, and anchor babies are still being born and there is no prospective or retrospective law to change that. Miller’s still there, but Sessions and Bannon are gone.

    And he lost the House.

    Two years. Two whole years: How much of a sucker do you have to be. He’s never going to do a single meaningful thing about immigration. At best he’ll keep a finger in the dike until a Democrat gets into office and opens the floodgates.

    Given the Deep Court judiciary, and Trump’s unfortunate non-Hitlerian tendencies (He files appeals rather than ignoring the courts), I thought it was unlikely that big changes could happen, but at first I had some hope. No more.

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @bomag
    , @donut
    , @Anonymous
  11. Tiny Duck says:

    BOOM goes the dynamite

    https://www.bing.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/2613855002

    This is it. Trump directed Cohen to lie. This is a high crime and misdemeanor. Trump will announce he is stepping down to avoid impeachment.

    How does it feel? Tlaib was right. Pitts was right. Trump is unfit for office. If you support him you are a racist and repellent human being

  12. Franz says:

    Trump MUST cave.

    The shutdown is working against him, and only a dunce play into his opponents hands.

    He can, on his own hook, send the Army Corps of Engineers to the border and secure it with razor wire fencing and cams, like Hungary. Then he can declare victory: He did it even though the Democrats wouldn’t help.

    It’s Art of the Deal time and he knows it.

    • Agree: Counterinsurgency
  13. @Buzz Mohawk

    “He should announce that he is pulling all troops out of Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, South Korea, Germany, the rest of Europe…and that he has ordered the US Navy to sink all cargo ships from China. And that the first and second ladies are making salads.”

    AND, that the Justice department will immediately (with Israel in mind) start enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act passed in 1938 requiring that agents representing the interests of foreign powers in a “political or quasi-political capacity” disclose their relationship with the foreign government and information about related activities and finances.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  14. Realist says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    He’s going to tell everyone he has no leverage in this situation so he’s going to cave. He might also throw in that he clearly has no clue how to get anything done in Washington, and that conservatives who think he’s gonna get the wall built with a Democratic House when he couldn’t get it done when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress are really stupid.

    If he were honest that is what he would say.

  15. “The Order of the Helicopterians has a special trip planned for some of the wall opponents. I am personally funding it.”
    More probably, he’ll sign the spending bill, providing funding is banned for federal courts to hear any cases pertaining to overturning any wall-building

  16. Realist says:
    @PhysicistDave

    That he would like to thank Buzzfeed for smoking out the MSM for what they truly are.

    The MSM has been smoked out numerous times….to no avail.

    • Agree: Trevor H.
  17. BB753 says:

    He’s gonna announce bravely that he’s starting to transition into a beautiful woman and thus will become the first female POTUS in history in 2021.
    Seriously, he’s not gonna build a wall . Fot that to happen, he would have to nuke Congress and the Senate.

    • LOL: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @Autochthon
  18. AndrewR says:
    @Cortes

    imagine being this stupid

  19. donut says:

    Hey Sailer even Comcast isn’t this slow . Pass my shit negro . Are you about free speech or are you an angst bunny ? Yeah man it’s tough to make a living and I agree brother , get yours while you can . Can you imagine your self though in the stocks denouncing the unworthy ?

  20. Trevor H. says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    The Symington Amendment was part of the law of the land for decades, but an “exception” was made for you-know-who. It’s part of the reason we’ve always pretended that we didn’t know they have a few hundred nukes. And it’s one(little-known) reason the Usual Suspects were elated when India and Pakistan got the Bomb.

    Speaking of “frenemies” with nukes, what exactly is the percentage in sinking all of China’s vessels? Just off the cuff, that sounds spectacularly stupid. The kind of stupid that starts world wars and brings death and destruction to hundreds of millions.

  21. donut says:

    Yeah brother let’s let nature take it’s course , you feel me Negro ?

  22. Tyrion 2 says:

    Needs a lot of work and no idea if possible but a direct vote really changes the political balance of power. Whatever the pessimists says, the Brexit referendum outright changed the official policies of both our main parties from EU forever to Leave the EU. That was just a 52-48 split and is a lot harder to do than merely control who enters the country.

    The below is preliminary sketch of a speech and plan…back of a cigarette packet stuff.

    So, DJT says:

    Prohibition and the 18th Amendment were who we were. We were a country that banned alcohol to enrich us. Nonetheless, after some time, we recognised that the experiment had failed and was pulling the country apart.

    Fortunately, the great American people were allowed to have a voice. The Democratic President, FDR, put the issue to each state via their conventions and each then decided how they themselves would put in their vote.

    I have already spoken with (insert friendly governors) and they have agreed that we now face an issue of much greater importance and that the only way to resolve it is to go to the States again. Indeed, these governors have agreed to hold referenda and let the people decide.

    Let us not downplay the gravity of the situation. I was elected, in large part, to fix our immigration system. I was elected in fact despite having no political experience. Many Americans are desperate to fix this. Yet this is impossible through ordinary means.

    So, I am ending the shutdown, and announcing that we will have a simple Yes or No referendum, as administered through state conventions, that will, if successful, build the wall, implement e-verify, end the visa lottery and set the net immigration target to a moderate 100,000 a year. I expect the States to report back to me as their results by 1st March.

  23. HI says:

    What he should announce is that he’ll use the 30 day RIF rules to permanently eliminate 20-25% of the non-essential government positions. I know, I wish. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/trumps_shutdown_trap.html

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
  24. He should thank Speaker Pelosi for her help in ensuring that the furlough of federal employees has lasted 30 days, allowing a permanent reduction (RIF) in their numbers, as in

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/trumps_shutdown_trap.html

    , which examines the consequences of the fact that “In only five more days of the already ‘longest government shutdown in history’ (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.”

  25. bomag says:
    @Anon

    He files appeals rather than ignoring the courts

    This.

    We follow the rules while the other side is writing the rules.

    A hallmark of our time is rule by people waving pieces of paper.

    Along these line was Bob Barr, in his AG hearings, praising Mueller; I’d say two years and counting for that investigation is a form of corruption: wasting money in service to a political goal by someone claiming to be law enforcement.

  26. donut says:
    @Anon

    You right my man , two years and we don’t even have Columbia House .

  27. If Trump issues an executive order today, which mandates the redirection of military funding towards THE WALL, a District Judge in the 9th Circuit will enjoin said executive order within a week’s time. Then it’s up to Rep. Steve King (Hero-Iowa) to primary the Orange Bastard in 2020. Rep. King’s GoFundMe page will probably draw in at least 30 million smackeroos before the Iowa caucus meets.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  28. tyrone says:
    @Tiny Duck

    If we are repellent why aren’t you repelled…….go away!

  29. @Tiny Duck

    “This is a high crime and misdemeanor.”

    LOL – this is how you know that TD is a bit, too obvious but very funny.

  30. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    BOOM goes the dynamite

    Tiny Duck, you’re behind the times:

  31. tyrone says:

    Trump made EL PRESIDENTE for life ,democrats rounded up, border closed ,last sixty years repealed………we can be dreamers too

  32. Hhsiii says:

    He’ll announce a GoFundMe campaign for a wall.

    • Replies: @Altan Goldman
  33. This president has exacerbated my PTSD so much that in average I spend 3 out of 7 night sleeping in a closet with my dog. I cry, I shake, I get stuck in mental loops. Fuck I’m in the closet now stuck in a loop. I’m stuck in a fucking loop because of a fucking racist wall.

    • LOL: midtown, Bubba
  34. I cannot lie to the American people. I am resigning immediately to spend more time with my family at my Gettysburg address and at my dacha and to pursue personal business opportunities. The so-called Statue of Liberty will be demolished and replaced by a statute of myself belittling the entrance to New York Harbor entitled the Colossal Trump. This will be paid for by NATO.

    Being President has been a lot of fun, and the American people have served me well, but now I must move on to greater things. Bye-bye.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Chrisnonymous
  35. vinny says:

    The American people love amnesty plus border security so much that they get it every 30 years. Or maybe Trump never stopped living in the 80s.

  36. Ibound1 says:

    He calls their bluff and more. He’s sending the army to the border and consequently pulling it out of the border of other nations – the troops are leaving Germany, Japan, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq and everywhere else. They are heading to Arizona. As for the shutdown, we either have a Wall or no government.

  37. JimB says:

    Americans were promised a wall 38 years and 30 million illegal aliens ago. Only the USACE can build it, so unless Trump is clinically insane, he will announce their being put on this task. It’s a perfect time, since it now appears that the newly elected Democrat House majority ARE clinically insane.

    • Agree: densa
  38. “My fellow Americans,

    It’s been brought to my attention by our National Security Advisor John Bolton that a massive Iranian Revolutionary Guards infiltration is now taking place through our Southern border with the behind the scenes assistance of the Democratic Party leadership in our US House of Representatives.

    I, therefore, directed the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately begin the building of a FIVE HUNDRED MILE LONG WALL, 20 feet high with permanently manned watch towers as needed and machine gun nests with inter-locking fields of fire manned by elite members of all branches of our Armed Forces. All members of our Armed Forces now stationed around the world are now being rushed back on American soil in order to deal with this dire emergency situation.

    John Bolton is appointed, by executive order, a member of the Army Rangers with the rank of Field Marshal and tasked with supervising, coordinating and commanding the entire effort.

    God Help, I mean, Bless America and may HE Make It Great Again (in spite of itself)*.

    * This part sottovoce

    • LOL: Cortes
  39. He should announce he is building the wall using DOD funds, and that Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is being summarily executed for treason for issuing orders to US military commanders in the field.

    He should not announce he is signing a DACA2 order as an inducement to Pelosi

    • Replies: @midtown
  40. @Hhsiii

    … and that Jeff Bezos is contributing TEN BILLION DOLLARS of his own to the campaign.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
  41. Anonymous[365] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Women’s March on the rocks over the Jewish Question

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/opinion/womens-march-antisemitism.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    Serious allegations of anti-Semitism have dogged some of the Women’s March’s leaders for over a year, but they’ve lately reached a crisis point…Leaders of Women’s March Inc. — as the nonprofit organization is officially called — tried to make amends.

    But on Monday, this apology tour hit a snag when Mallory appeared on the daytime talk show “The View” and refused to denounce the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, whom she once called “the GOAT,” or Greatest Of All Time…On “The View,” rather than disavowing Farrakhan, Mallory said only, “I don’t agree with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements.”

    Following that interview, the Democratic National Committee, which had been listed as a partner of the 2019 march, appeared to pull out. Several groups that have sponsored the march in the past, including Naral and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are also gone from its public list of backers.

    Paul Krugman weighs in (a critique of the left, quite rare for him!):

    The luftmensch left — people who are more interested in pursuing their little feuds than with actually saving democracy — are usually a minor irritant, but can sometimes do real damage https://t.co/u3gKL7YIPx— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 18, 2019

    Two quick thoughts:

    1. Without getting into too much “SOROS!” type rhetoric, it’s obvious that these supposed “resistance” movements are critically dependent on mainstream publicity and mainstream money. Most of the sisters and the Wise Latinas probably don’t care about Farrakhan (in some vague sense they probably agree with him), but the middle-class white women are going to flee, and they’re going to take all their non-profit dollars and NYT puff-pieces with them. Women’s March, Inc. is doomed.

    2. Has Farrakhan ever said anything that, if you replaced “Jews” with “white people”, wouldn’t read like a typical Sarah Jeong tweet? Who, whom indeed.

  42. My Fellow Americans,

    I am here to announce that, F**k it, I’m paying for the Wall myself.

    God Bless You and Go Back to Sleep.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Altan Goldman
  43. WesTex says:

    Wall funding for the Dreamers. It gives him the wall, shows the public he’s reasonable and opens the govt back up.

    I’m not sure Pelosi would go for it though. Could be a pretty shrewd move by Trump but who knows.

  44. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/18/politics/trump-saturday-speech-shutdown/index.html

    Apparently it will be some kind of offer-

    What It Should Be – Last Chance: Build The Wall or I’ll declare a National Emergency do it myself, and when SCOTUS strikes down DACA later this year there will be no mercy.

    What It Shouldn’t Be – An offer to end the shut down while “negotiations continue” / an offer to accept “surveillance” border security in exchange for ending the shutdown

    Dark Horse Suggestion (which I wouldn’t hate) – re-open the gov in exchange for legit EVerify and a first-world visa tracking system.

  45. The president will announce that in the preceding hour SWAT teams and Navy SEALs have rounded up all the members of Congress for imprisonment and speedy trial.

    He will then add that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been dead for weeks and he is naming the nastiest SOB he could find — some Protestant ex-Marine with nine kids and a law degree from Flyover State, age 47 — as her replacement.

    And practically as an afterthought, he will mention that the Pentagon is going to get busy starting Monday on construction of The Wall, with no constraints as to budget.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Autochthon
  46. @Altan Goldman

    I take that back, my friend Sheldon Adelson is paying for the Wall.

  47. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Holy shit, I didn’t know Shareblue had such hilarious employees. *Crying laughing emoji*

  48. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    He should announce that the wall is already under construction, citing public law 85-804 in which the President may hire contractors for the national defense at will, without congressional oversight or budget. Did anyone else listen to FTN last week? Ethnarch laid it all out and it is beautiful.

  49. Dr. X says:

    What should he announce?

    1. The end of affirmative action
    2. Outlawing of abortions
    3. Repeal of all gun laws
    4. Disbanding of the NSA, the FBI, and the ATF
    5. Withdrawal from NATO
    6. End of all foreign aid to Israel
    7. End of the Afghan war
    8. 200% tariffs on all Chinese imports
    9. Building the wall
    10. Deportation of all illegals
    11. Outlawing gay marriage
    12. The arrest of Hillary Clinton for theft of classified information

    What will he announce? Beats the hell out of me, but probably “none of the above”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  50. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Lots of black pillers here so far.

    I wonder if Trump can still do the reduction in force layoffs after the shutdown goes 30 days – imagine a GOP POTUS laying off hundreds of thousands of Dem-voting federal employees.

    My guess is Trump offers some kind of sweetener for wall funding today – ideally, an increase in the federal minimum wage and not some DACA amnesty, but we’ll see. I think it will be meant to be an offer no reasonable Dem would refuse, so when they refuse it, it will pave the way for some executive action.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    , @Kyle
  51. …when he couldn’t get it done when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress are really stupid.

    The GOP donors control just about every GOP member of Congress and the GOP donors want mass legal immigration and illegal immigration to continue. Trump is best pals with GOP donor Shelly Adelson. Shelly Adelson pushes mass legal immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Liz Cheney are treasonous rat GOP politician whores. Ryan and McConnell and McCarthy and Scalise and Cheney all push mass legal immigration and some form of amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    Trump has betrayed his voter base on immigration.

    Trump has betrayed the nation on immigration.

    Trump pushes nation-wrecking mass legal immigration and Trump has not deported all the illegal alien invaders in the United States.

    Trump is siding with the Mass Immigration Treason Faction over the best interests of the American people and the best interests of the United States.

    The Pewitt Plan For Immigration Is Best:

    IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

    DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!

  52. MLK says:

    Trump is brilliant at herding his opponents — getting them exactly where he wants them. That is exactly what he did with the Shutdown over Border Security. I won’t go through all the details. Just watch his Oval Office meeting with Pelosi and Schumer with hindsight.

    In other words, he wanted this Shutdown unless he could trick (too sharp) Schumer to agree in that meeting not to block passage in the Senate if Republicans were able to pass a funding Bill including the (big, beautiful) Wall.

    Since then, with the aid of Allied Media, the Democrats have moved to loud and proud Open Borders. Worse, regardless of all the arm-waving, the Shutdown continues because they won’t just give Republicans $5.7B for a border “barrier” — a bag of shells when it comes to federal spending.

    Unless I miss my mark, POTUS Trump will order a series measures OTHER THAN the Wall/Barrier under his National Emergency powers. Some will be what the Democrats have agreed to and others will relate to the new Caravan.

    Indeed, it’s such a quintessential Trump move I wouldn’t be surprised if he confines his “major announcement” today to exclusively border security measures the Democrats have touted in the alternative to a Wall/Barrier of any kind. Remember, with another caravan heading to the US Border he’ll soon enough have data to show that the Democrats crimped plan is insufficient.

    This is will be a perfect predicate leading into the SOTU (which I believe he’ll deliver to Congress as usual). Remember, between now and the SOTU and thereafter, he can continue to serially announce additional measures being taken under the broad rubric of Border Security and the approaching caravan.

    Trump ain’t a figurehead president like the previous three increasingly were. He means to win, genuinely win, for the nation. He gives up Fake Losses in furtherance of these objectives (e.g. “Mexico will pay for the wall”).

    This is all merely the lead up to the Big Enchilada, USMCA. Trump is laying the predicate to notice cancellation of NAFTA if Pelosi doesn’t soon begin the process of passing it. Do you see the coherent theme — The Democrats majority in the House engaged in Resistance — including the upcoming Cohen nonsense, ignoring the nation’s business . . . . . and POTUS Trump putting his foot down.

    Which isn’t the half of it because in February he’ll have another meeting with Chairman Kim, and likely some deal with China as the next huge piece in his Global Trade Reset and more.

  53. It’ll be some damp squib compromise offer, which won’t matter anyway since the Dems will never hold up their end of whatever they “agree” to, so negotiating with them is in reality pointless. In fact it is worse than pointless, since the compromises diminish our own side while costing the Dems nothing.

    What should the announcement be? Nothing. The more attention Trump attracts, the more opposition—official and popular—he earns, and the greater the headwinds the MAGA agenda has to face.

    I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: one thing the Obamanauts were very good at was pretending that nothing much important was going on as they busily overturned that last pillars of the Republic. Transfer $trillions to Dem cronies? Federal takeover of healthcare? Normal prosecution of criminals prohibited? Wave in millions of hostile invaders? Trannies now a sacred protected class? No, those weren’t extra-constitutional revolutions! They were just technocratic regulatory adjustments bringing things up to date for the current year. Nothing to see here. Move along. Look, a racist!

    Trump could get 10× as much MAGA done if he would just use this one weird trick from the Obama era.

    But something tells me the attention is more important to him.

    • Agree: Autochthon
  54. …when he couldn’t get it done when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress are really stupid.

    The GOP donors control just about every GOP member of Congress and the GOP donors want mass legal immigration and illegal immigration to continue. Trump is best pals with GOP donor Shelly Adelson. Shelly Adelson pushes mass legal immigration and amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Liz Cheney are treasonous rat GOP politician whores. Ryan and McConnell and McCarthy and Scalise and Cheney all push mass legal immigration and some form of amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    Trump has betrayed his voter base on immigration.

    Trump has betrayed the nation on immigration.

    Trump is doing the bidding of Shelly Adelson by betraying his voter base and the nation on immigration.

    Trump pushes nation-wrecking mass legal immigration and Trump has not deported all the illegal alien invaders in the United States.

    Trump is siding with the Mass Immigration Treason Faction over the best interests of the American people and the best interests of the United States.

    The Pewitt Plan For Immigration Is Best:

    IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

    DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!

  55. President Trump should announce that the government will only pay for coach from now on to save money so he can build a wall.

    He should also announce that from now on all asylum seekers will be sent to San Francisco, since it is a sanctuary city. Further, he should announce that they will be dropped at the wall around Nancy Pelosi’s house, since she thinks walls are immoral.

  56. @Dave Pinsen

    I hope you are right, but see my previous comment.

    In any case, I think yours is the best case realistic scenario.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  57. I see that the “it’s never too early to give up” cadre is out in force today.

    https://www.uscourts.gov/news/2019/01/16/judiciary-continue-funded-operations-until-jan-25

    Apparently, the court has scratched together enough money to operate for another week. After that, they won’t be able to stop the pen and phone. He’s going to give them their one week’s notice.

  58. @Almost Missouri

    I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: one thing the Obamanauts were very good at was pretending that nothing much important was going on as they busily overturned that last pillars of the Republic. Transfer $trillions to Dem cronies? Federal takeover of healthcare? Normal prosecution of criminals prohibited? Wave in millions of hostile invaders? Trannies now a sacred protected class? No, those weren’t extra-constitutional revolutions! They were just technocratic regulatory adjustments bringing things up to date for the current year. Nothing to see here. Move along. Look, a racist!

    All of this rancid crap pulled by Obama and the Democrats was not contested by the treasonous rats in the Republican Party.

    Obama’s administrative amnesty for illegal alien invaders was obviously unconstitutional — Obama himself admitted as much before he did it.

    The treasonous rats in the GOP did nothing to stop Obama.

  59. Perhaps it will be a call to arms for the only side that is not fighting in this….uh….current conflict?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-18/georgia-ta-some-white-people-may-have-die

    How much more of this are heritage Americans and Europeans going to take? How many more Simon Mols will we allow to defile our countries and people?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Autochthon
  60. 1. Immediately begin building the wall.
    2. Ban birthright citizenship.
    3. Make E-Verify mandatory.

    All things that have been teased and should have been done on day 1.

  61. @Tiny Duck

    How does it feel? Tlaib was right. Pitts was right. Trump is unfit for office. If you support him you are a racist and repellent human being

    It’s reprllent, says Poddy, so get with the program tiny ducky! Hold Lindsey Graham closer!

    Ask Pitts about the AFC Championship game if he’s right about everything. Let us know what he says before they kick the ball to start the game.

  62. Should: Announce a full militarization of the southern border until the wall is complete and extend an olive branch of minimum wage increase for border funding.

    Should not: End the shutdown or agree to amnesty in any form.

    • Replies: @Anon
  63. ChrisZ says:

    My dream is that Pres. Trump declares the death of Bob Einstein a national emergency, and announces that he will personally be taking over the role of Marty Funkhouser on “Curb Your Enthusiam.”

  64. @South Texas Guy

    Pelosi not just won’t, but can’t fold.

    Good point. The Democrats are now “agreement incapable”. If a leader makes an agreement with Trump, there is a good chance that leader will be replaced rapidly by another leader who repudiates that agreement immediately.
    As with the Bolsheviks, the Democratic leadership never thought that the ethnic groups they were empowering would have goals of their own. Big mistake. All the old Bolsheviks died under Stalin, and now the Old Democrats are dying under their ethnic organization. The only good thing about this from the Old Democrat’s standpoint is that they hadn’t long to live in any case — old age would soon take them.

    He really needs to do the emergency thing.

    He needs to do _something_.

    One could seriously say that the Federal government is coming apart. Even neglecting the poor condition of the Federal Bureaucracy, the legitimacy of the Federal government has been repudiated by every one of its major constituencies except Trump and his support base, the “Disreputables.” Every ethnic group in the US (yes, every one) is terrified that some other ethnic group will “assume power” and attempt to permanently destroy its opposition while it has the chance. The Democratic leadership is like a 90 year old Indy 500 driver at about mile 400. They are tired, lucky to have made it this far, and will be luckier to finish.
    The contemporary Democratic party is the direct descendant of the city governments c.a. AD 1900. Functionally, these governments maintained some kind of order in the cities, an order not objected to strongly by their constituents, while the Anglo Saxon establishment used immigrant labor to execute vast industrial projects (e.g. trans-continental railroads). As late as AD 1970, it was a commonplace during national campaigns that the Republicans were better fiscal managers and the Democrats were better at preventing mass discontent.
    Even today, if the Democrats can’t prevent mass discontent, well, we get mass discontent.
    Trump might not want to be the Sulla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulla ), and I can’t blame him. He would _be_ a metaphorical Sulla upon signing an emergency decree and successfully implementing it, because it would be Trump and DoD against the established bureaucracy and at least the Democrats, probably the Republicans also.
    On the other hand, consider Trump’s alternative endgames. He might try temporizing, and maybe that would work for awhile. Trump might peel the Federal employees’ union off from the Democratic Party, but that would merely accelerate the Democratic Party’s fragmentation.

    Time is against him. His enemies are persistent, and is base may well look for another leader. Trump’s idiot statements to the effect that “H1B is wonderful” reduce the time he has left to rally his base and means that suburban mom’s worrying about their kids’ careers are less likely to shift support to Trump. Trump needs his base because it’s a cohesive body (perhaps the only cohesive body) that just might hold the Federal government together. Albeit with extreme difficulty.

    If Trump loses on preventing immigration, we get to see Copley’s _Uncivilization_ scenario played out.

    Frankly, I’d just as soon Trump found some non-showy way to defuse this situation. If nothing else, I’m unlikely to survive an _Uncivilization scenario_. I can’t see what that way is, though.

    Counterinsurgency

  65. DACA amnesty will practically cancel out the wall. He will piss off his base while giving the Dems everything they wanted, and he still needs more money to complete the damn thing.

    I’m still holding out hope for declaring an emergency, and getting the USACE in there to start building double time.

    He should remind voters that the Dems have the power to end the partial shutdown any time, by passing a budget with these needed security measures.

    Mention a few of their expensive pet projects, especially the ones that benefit illegals while costing American taxpayers, and suggest that perhaps we could find the money by defunding abortion advocates and radical identity groups calling themselves ‘activists’ or ‘community organizations.’

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  66. Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump recently tweeted that illegal farm workers would have EASY ACCESS IN.

    See he wants to create an impression of the tough Eisenhower policy but the real policy is GWBush.

  67. I’m hoping he’ll spill the beans about the Jews or announce first contact with an advanced civilization from some distant star, but he’ll probably just troll reporters by forcing them to broadcast him reciting a list of his recent accomplishments.

  68. istevefan says:

    Here is an interesting observation from a clever Twitter account on Trump’s latest offer:

    He followed that up with this:

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  69. istevefan says:

    I suppose some of you have seen the new outrage developing over the Catholic School boys who are being accused of harassing an American Indian. I guess this gives them a chance to turn away from the Buzzfeed bomb and start another 2 minutes of hate session on Trump supporters instead.

  70. Corvinus says:
    @istevefan

    Trump cucked.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/19/trump-shutdown-deal-republican-reaction-1116056

    From the ‘Ol BattleAxe, The Childless Grrl Wonder, Ann Coulter –> 100 miles of border wall in exchange for amnestying millions of illegals. So if we grant citizenship to a BILLION foreigners, maybe we can finally get a full border wall. Trump’s solution: Let’s just amnesty them!

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  71. @Jean Ralphio

    iSteve commentariat as the ultimate anti-prophet , yet again.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  72. @Corvinus

    That you think this happened fits with your pattern of posting while in a fever dream.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Corvinus
  73. ITT a bunch of people who can’t negotiate their own pay raise expounding upon how terrible this was.

    Dems aren’t going to take it, and if\when he presses the National Emergency button he has a pretty serious argument that the Dems weren’t honest brokers. Not that it’ll get a lot of MSM traction I imagine, but better to have it than not.

  74. J.Ross says: • Website

    Trump offered DACA. Hopefully this is because he knows the lunatic anti-Trump cult will reflexively refuse, and now he can say “I offered amnesty and they still said no,” and finally do what he was elected to do.
    Either way we need to start pushing for an aggressive purge of the judiciary and a tightening-up of unified popular Constitutional understanding. If he gets the Wall, but plenty of people enter or remain with the idea that the Constitution says you can do whatever you want, and judges still think they are self-contained legislatures, then the Wall is a monument.

  75. istevefan says:
    @Detective Club

    If Trump issues an executive order today, which mandates the redirection of military funding towards THE WALL, a District Judge in the 9th Circuit will enjoin said executive order within a week’s time.

    What Trump needs to do in regards to ANY executive order he makes on ANY issue, is to privately let some friendly supporters know about it in advance so that THEY can file in a friendly federal circuit an injunction BEFORE the other side has a chance to file in the 9th circuit.

    I am not a lawyer, but I believe if some group were to file in a different circuit before the opposition filed in the 9th circuit, the 9th circuit would have to defer to the other circuit to take the case. Is this correct?

    If so it could be used as a way to avoid judicial delays. Just file a protest in front of a friendly jurisdiction before the other guys can file in the 9th.

  76. I think his announcement turned out to be just a prelimary: an stay of execution for a couple of classes of immigrants in exchange for funding for the wall.

    ‘See: I tried to compromise.’

    Now, (a) the continued impasse will be the Democrats’ fault, and (b), if Trump chooses to declare a state of emergency, he can argue he did exhaust the alternatives.

    • Agree: Inquiring Mind
  77. @Jack Hanson

    ‘That you think this happened fits with your pattern of posting while in a fever dream.’

    Well, these days, being on the left is kind of like being an Israel supporter: the material’s thin, but you do what you can with it.

  78. @Tiny Duck

    Tiny, I think the word you’re looking for is “reprllent.”

  79. midtown says:
    @Lawyer Guy

    Well, maybe say he has heard the word “impeachment” a lot and has decided it’s a good idea … for several out-of-control district judges.

  80. Hail says: • Website

    Was there a DDOS attack against Unz.com today?

    The site inaccessible for most of the day. I note a 6.5-hour gap in comment timestamps on this thread, including the hours leading up to and following the White House speech. In another thread, someone who commented 11 hours ago said the site was having trouble and experiencing downtime. It seems to have come back (more comments got in) before going down again.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Clyde
    , @Anon
  81. J.Ross says: • Website
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Irami Osei-Frimpong! Irami Osei-Frimpong!

    “Killing some white people isn’t genocide; it’s killing some white people,” the UGA TA explained in a Medium post.

    Y’know, like when some Jews got killed. Jews still exist. Chillax.

    “We had to kill some white people to get out of slavery.”

    This is a college graduate who is now a teaching assistant saying this. Remember when Lincoln put his arm around famous freed-slave activist John Brown? Remember when Nat Turner was given a dinner at the White House?

    “Maybe if we’d killed more during the 20th century we still wouldn’t talk about racialized voter disenfranchisement and housing, education, and employment discrimination. This should not be controversial.”

    Would it be “controversial” to point out that if we killed some blacks, not even close to all of them, America would have far better crime statistics than Europe, and people would be tripping over themselves to move into places like Detroit and Baltimore? What about pointing out that if blacks tried anything before the Great Brainwashing, they’d be slaughtered like in Tulsa or in 40s Detroit?

    But never mind about this guy because some “kids in MAGA hats harassed a Native American veteran.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  82. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Hail

    I couldn’t get in around fivish, other cloudflare points were fine and the site itself was down. Like last time.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @Hail
  83. @Jean Ralphio

    Thanks for the sphincter-eyed view of the speech. Trump has shown remarkable resilience to the dishonest entreaties of the swamp. Trump’s offer puts the Democrats on the defensive.

    This round goes to Trump.

  84. Anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:

    I think the shutdown could go on for months. It’s revealing how inessential the inessential fed workers are. As noted Trump’s DACA counteroffer wasn’t much of a blandishment, the Dems already know they have that with or without Trump’s help. It’s interesting how rhetorically committed Dems are to opposing the wall, mostly because they have to ostentatiously oppose Trump’s base. There is no leeway. And this political vanity straitjacket on the Dems’ part ends up screwing a sizable chunk of Dem voters. The physical barrier construction is just a small part of reasserting sovereignty; taxing frequency of remittances would be a bigger step.

  85. What he should have done:

    Point out that
    — the Democrats/left favor open borders. If you don’t want an effective border, you are for open borders

    — you can’t have a nation when a huge portion of it is treasonous to the nation or wants the other portion of the nation destroyed; the Democrats are traitors to the American nation that actually exists

    Then announce a nation referrendum on a border:
    — We’ll have a vote and find out who wants to live in a nation with a border, and who does not.
    — Then we can separate along those lines.

  86. Anonym says:

    I am not sure Trump has to do anything. This shutdown hurts the Dems more than Trump.

    At most, propose a timeline of adverse consequences that gets worse for the Dems the longer the wall is not funded. It could be as simple as another $5B to the wall funding pro-rata for every month the government is unfunded, before he makes a deal. This could extend to 5 months, theoretically.

    We elected him to put in place a fully-funded wall, not some watered-down installment scheme BS with DACA amnesty.

  87. @BB753

    If the congress is obliterated with a nuclear explosion, he’ll have to wait until its upper house is reconstituted before he can do the same to them again – he’s a wacky guy, so that’s possibly his plan, but why spare the house of representatives the second go around?

  88. Cao Cao says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    It’s actually kind of frustrating how ignorant internet commentators can be. The House is irrelevant at this point – a bill with wall funding has already been passed before the start of the new house session. The Republicans want 60 votes in the Senate to avoid a filibuster because they don’t want to take the so-called nuclear option.

  89. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Almost Missouri

    • LOL: Daniel H
  90. Clyde says:
    @Hail

    Was there a DDOS attack against Unz.com today?

    Unz gets these average of one every two months.

    • Replies: @Hail
  91. In my view ,

    I have concluded that this president is probably no longer viable for change for which he was elected. His blink today was deeply disappointing, whether the democrats accept it or not.

    His offer should have been nothing. He already gave plenty . . . the first two years.

  92. “My Fellow Americans, I’m going to nuke DC from orbit. And as a bonus prize, from among all of you patriots who donate to my 2020 campaign, I’ll give some lucky American, drawn at random, the opportunity to watch it all, with me, while seated in this Tesla Roadster made right here in the good old USA! Thank you, and God Bless America!”

  93. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Trump’s unfortunate non-Hitlerian tendencies

    One thing we can all agree on, Trump is no Hitler.

  94. RJJCDA says:

    No amnesty, and no legalization of any kind. DACA, Dreamers, etc. legalization is pure sentimentalism. People like H.A. Goodman and others, who have “Dreamer” friends, would sacrifice our heritage and culture out of a weakness. Brought here illegally by their illegal parents, they can be repatriated BACK to their point of departure – no matter how long the time interval. Reagan gave in to this sentimentalism and allowed 3 million to remain and become citizens. Did it bring us benefits?

    Sam Francis: “You cannot separate a culture from the genetic endowments of its founding people, nor can you expect to transfer it to another people.” Our founders knew this.

    Being sentimental and virtue signaling about individuals does not prove the whole. Look up the Greek roots of “patriot.” The terms “divers nation” and “multi-culture” are oxymorons.

  95. Mr. Anon says:

    He should announce that Saddam Hussein’s mobile anthrax labs are suspected to be in Mexico, and that he is withdrawing all US forces from the middle-east and stationing them on the border to counter this terrorist threat.

    Hey, it worked once.

    Alternatively, he should declare a State of Emergency on the border, use the military to build the Wall, and announce that pursuant to a review of whether the US Marshall’s service is institutionally racist, is removing US Marshalls from all Federal Court buildings.

    • Replies: @Anon
  96. @istevefan

    It’s complicated. The decisions of circuit courts are only binding upon those circuits, subject to their jurisdiction (physical and otherwise): the Ninth Circuit’s decisions are binding federal law in California, but not in Indiana, where the Seventh Circuit has jurisdiction.

    The reason these recent matters have been decided for the entire nation at large by the Ninth Circuit is because those decisions have been made on emergency injunctions and the courts have found irreparable harm will lie if the injunctions are not applied nationally. Such decisions do not dispositively determine the case on its merits, and it is for the party opposing the decision about the injunction to pursue the matter to trial (back at the level of the district court) and appeal, if necessary need be.

    No party has a right to have the federal supreme court hear its appeal; should it lose in a circuit court and the federal supreme court decline to hear the matter, there is no appeal as of right, and the circuit’s decision stands.

    What motivates the federal supreme court to hear some cases and not others? What they’ve had for breakfast, among other things – but one of those other things (indeed, the most compelling of them) is a circuit split: a situation wherein two or more circuits have decided cases raising substantially the same question of law in ways wherein their conflicting opinions are not reconcilable. So, if the Ninth Circuit determines the president lacks the power to exclude students from Yemen under his statutory powers to do so (along with his fundamental constitutional powers), but the Seventh Circuit determines the president does indeed have that authority, one has a split between the circuits.

    The more the merrier (the more circuits weighing in, preferably each with an opinion irreconcilable with all others, but at least each adhering to one of two or more conflicting opinions), and the more irreconcilable the opinions the better (niggling nuances are less compelling for resolution by the federal supreme court).

    When these splits occur it behoves the federal supreme court to hear a case and decide the matter definitively to restore consistency and order to the application of federal law. For the highest court to ignore such splits for long is to perpetuate a shitshow.

    Now, I’ve not followed the cases that have arisen in detail, so please, if the many other lawyers around here have, speak up and correct any misapprehensions I have. My own understanding is that in each case so far, the Ninth Circuit has issued some insane edict and the president has been cowed, shrugged “we tried” and gotten back to feeling up his daughter, blowing shit up in Syria, getting hand-jobs from Jack Hanson, reducingg taxes for millionaires, or whatever the Hell his real agenda is. What he needs to do is to have his lawyers pursue the matter to a resolution on the merits, at trial in the district courts, and with appeals to the circuit courts and the supreme court, doggedly, until eventually the circuits are all over the place and the federal supreme court hears the matter. At that point, of course, its down to whether Gorsuch and company outvote Ginsberg and her lesbian and (wise!) “Latina” stooges. (If Ginsberg calls upon the Ancient Spirits of Evil to transform her decayed form into Mum-raa, the Everliving, we are probably all screwed anyway, and the time for litigation will have passed.)

    So you are exactly on the right track, and that’s how you get shit done in federal courts – which means Mr. Trump almost certainly won’t proceed with such a plan. It’s a long, hard row to plough, it can take longer than four years, and it requires a solicitor general and an attorney general interested in doing what their boss tells them to do….

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    , @densa
  97. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Site was closed down for several hours today.

  98. @istevefan

    It might work, then again it might not. There are enough Obama US district judges in all the circuits of the country now that the clerical staff in the backrooms of each and every circuit can make damn sure that the district judge assigned to a WALL case is an Obama judge or a Clinton judge or a GW Bush judge. When you control the bureaucracy, you control everything and the Dems have total control over the federal bureaucracy and they are daring Trump to issue an executive order for WALL construction because they know they can knock it down and out in federal court.

  99. Hhsiii says:
    @Altan Goldman

    He’s probably waiting to see how the divorce plays out.

  100. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Technically, a plaintiff could file for a writ ordering the government to build the wall. But the American judiciary is what it is.

  101. @South Texas Guy

    He can easily win in 2020 without a wall. Have you seen the competition? They are far left nutters with the exception of Tulsi (who doesn’t stand a chance in the primary anyway) and the outside possibility that someone like Sherrod Brown enters the race. The wall I always took as rhetorical flourish for the low info rubes anyway. What he really meant was “crack down on illegal immigration and somewhat reduce legal immigration to protect Americans and raise wages.”

  102. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Better arrest every judge above the county level in the company and keep them detained somewhere forever.

  103. OFF TOPIC : Hillbillies are ODing because of Mexican meth. Now the Washington Post sez that veterinarians are committing suicide because of hostile write-ups on social media because when “Fluffy” goes tits up someone has to shoulder the ultimate blame. How could things possibly get worse [softball question]?

  104. I was hoping Trump would just replace the desk in the oval office with a grand piano and sing Bohemian Rhapsody, then turn out the lights and move back to Trump Tower in NYC, refusing to start the government again under any circumstances and issuing a blanket discharge to all enlisted troops in the 4 branches. Then we could just sit back and watch everything unravel.

  105. You know it’s bad out there for the male population when even Johnnie Walker is spreading the poz:

    https://patriactionary.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/gillette-doesnt-want-real-men-as-customers-and-now-neither-does-johnnie-walker/

    As my esteemed, drunken Nicaraguan co-worker who hates his wife and life is fond of saying, “Jesus H F*** My Christ!”

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @Lot
  106. @Jonathan Mason

    One good thing about Trump losing in 2020 will be that when Muslims eventually take over NYC, they’ll tear down the Statue of the Liberty since it violates the prohibition on artistic images of people.

    • Replies: @Anon
  107. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Meh. Johnnie Walker is shit. However, Diageo also owns Tanqueray. I’d rather die than stop drinking Tanqueray.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  108. Hail says: • Website
    @Clyde

    I suspect today’s was timed to coincide with the 3rd annual Anti-Trump Women’s March

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  109. The longer the shutdown goes on, the more illegal alien crime headlines there will be, like the cop murdered in California. Trump should give a speech every week and say “Since I last addressed you, X hundred Americans died from heroin overdoses and Y hundred migrants were raped on their way to a border that should have been closed decades ago.”

    • Replies: @wren
  110. Hail says: • Website
    @J.Ross

    Like last time

    Google-Suggestions when starting a search with “Unz Review”:

    unz review bias
    unz review sailer
    unz review down

    Yes, “Down” is number three. To get ranked that high sans tinkering by the Google political commissars suggests thousands have googled this phrase or a close variant during these regular DDOS disruptions.

    But just like the lyrics to the star-spangled banner, the Unz was still there on the other side. You lose, DDOS losers.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  111. @Dr. X

    I think #7, 10, & 12 are within the powers given him by the Constitution. Everything else you mention is the job of Congress, or nobody, per the Supreme Court.

    And what’s the piddly 200% tariff? We had an embargo on China for over 20 years.

    Imagine if Trump announced that he would seize not just everything in stores now that are marked “Made in China”, but everything in your home that said the same thing? Where was the device you used to post this comment made? Would you give it up to a fed at the door?

  112. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Hail

    If NPR aired the Trump statement, it wasn’t live, and I did not hear it (I was listening at the time and my area has two different NPR affiliates). I did not hear reporting about it. The top story on the hourly headline summary was that stupid march about nothing. Somewhere in Puttunistan, a Talib is hearing about that thing, and cannot control his laughter.

  113. Kyle says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Dem voting non essential federal employees, don’t you think it’s many of their goals to get laid off? I’m sure many they wouldn’t mind sitting on the couch and collecting unemployment checks.

  114. @Buck Ransom

    I’ve known SEALs, and I’ve known cops on S.W.A.T. teams.

    S.W.A.T. teams are not even worthy to polish the boots of a run-of-the-mill platoon of infantry from the army. How do they wind up working with the SEALs in this scenario?!

    If its a nasty business, send in the other branches’ special forces along with the SEALs, maybe. If it’s Keystone Cop douche-nuttery as “Yakety Sax” plays on an endless loop, then S.W.A.T. teams it is.

    The two icons invoked are whatever the opposite of peas and carrots are; they do not go together.

    • Replies: @Joe Joe
    , @Buck Ransom
  115. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    The key to understanding blacks is that they might have some authority, but they have, in the end analysis, no power.

    They vote for who they are told to vote for, and the people they vote for do what they in turn are told. When one gets a little sideways, like Cynthia McKinney, he or she is simply replaced.

    The real power does not care about blacks per se, and if whites went out and cacked a few really troublesome blacks, it wouldn’t bother them very much. It would not represent a price tag to them.

    Someone puts a price tag on being one of the real power brokers who orchestrate anti-white, vicious stuff, all hell will break loose and quickly. There will be an unpleasant reaction. It will probably be overboard and counterproductive since they have never really been so challenged, not in a very long time.

    I believe in learning from my betters. My betters, as they have told me they are, did what they did at Katyn Forest, and they are doing it now as “setttlers’ mopping up what remains of their enemies in Israel.

    I also believe in learning from the people who tried and failed. The Pals have failed, so that shows us what does not work. The IRA at least got bought off rather than slaughtered, so find out what they did wrong and what they did right.

    Hint: the biggest ‘spectacular’ they ever pulled was the Mountbatten Blast. Most people figured Mountbatten himself was fair dinkum (despite the fact he could have been an ally and certainly was not a key enemy actor: he was however a uniformed combatant) but that the other people killed or maimed were completely unacceptable casualties of a brutish outfit of brigands. Still, they had Semtex and when they started blowing up financial assets , the City said stop them one way or another: the powers that be, like Bobby Riggs in his dotage, went for the sure thing. Lucky for them.

    None of this should be construed as advocating any illegal activity. I do however especially and specifically denounce stupid illegal activities, as extra bad ideas. Whereas I certainly disapprove of the cackings of say , Judge John Howland Wood or radio pest Alan Berg from a legal standpoint, I wouldn’t give a plugged wooden nickel to bring either of the sons of bar whores back.

  116. Perplexed says:
    @Almost Missouri

    “No, those weren’t extra-constitutional revolutions! They were just technocratic regulatory adjustments bringing things up to date for the current year.”

    Trump wants a return to the constitutional order.

  117. bomag says:
    @istevefan

    You are thinking in terms of a criminal trial, where the state has one chance in one court (mostly).

    In “wall” type civil trials, evil creeps can try multiple times in multiple places to get their way.

    Autochthon covered it well with a hilarious and accurate description of the Supremes in action.

  118. @The Wild Geese Howard

    That cat had better eat some Flintstones and hit the gym for a few years before he thinks about trying to kill any white people of the kind I suspect he’d like to off.

  119. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Get rid of the metal detectors and guards as well. Plus the private entrances elevators and hallways for judges as well.

    Get rid of the metal detectors and guards in all federal buildings and offices. No air conditioning in summer and thermostats at 45 all winter long. But keep the ventilation vents blowing full blast.

    Just a few little things any employer can do

  120. AP reports:

    Democrats are disparaging a proposal that’s expected to be coming from President Donald Trump that the White House has said is aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown. … The second-ranking Democratic senator, Richard Durbin of Illinois, says Trump’s proposal was unacceptable and couldn’t pass the Senate, which Republicans control only narrowly.

    I don’t know if Trump’s offer was for real or if it was just a move to get the anti-white Dems to go further on record as against any compromise. If the latter, it depends on whether Trump actually uses any advantage he gains thereby to justify immigration-invasion defense, including wall-by-other-means. If the former, I am saddened that a bad proposal has to be scuppered by the Dem-ons rather than by patriots.

  121. @Hail

    Ron Unz is pretty wealthy, right? For the lolz, he should reach out to SJW hackers and crackers claiming expertise in security, like that chubby Benkaram or whatever it was creature who teaches at UIUC, with lucrative offers to employ them to help make his site more secure, but before finalising any deal (but after they have expressed enthusiastic interest!), call it off, then publish their gushing willingness to work for such a hatefully hateful site to embarass them before their peers and take some of the shine off their virtue-signalling and social preening.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  122. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Does anyone know how the statue ended up welcoming shetl communists to Ellis Islsnd instead of somewhere in DC.? It’s become a symbol of welcoming immigrants

    Maybe we could raise funds to send it to Egypt, it’s original destination.

  123. Lot says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    There an old chart on the internet of alcohol brands and the politics of their drinkers. Jim Beam was the most right wing.

  124. Anon[268] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Braxton

    Should: Announce a full militarization of the southern border until the wall is complete

    What is the military going to do without a wall? Shoot people?

    How about this: The military occupies a 100-meter strip of Mexico just south of the border, razing all structures and forcing residents to retreat further south. Then Trump consults with Kim of North Korea on how to construct an effective DMZ on that strip. In exchange for turning a blind eye on drugs, Trump makes a deal with drug cartel leaders to steal and deliver building materials and young male Mexican slave labor for any wall construction. Cartels will be allowed access to in-construction wall site to dump bodies before concrete is poured, as long as the number and distribution of bodies does not harm the integrity and strength of the wall.

  125. istevefan says:

    Recall in 2014 when Steve was one of the first guys to cast doubt upon the Rolling Stones story about the UVa rape case. Here is a suggestion. Do a post to set the record straight on the the boys from Covington Catholic School who are being publicly lynched by the media over the incident with the native American. Already the boys are being doxxed and people are openly calling for violence against them. These kids did nothing wrong.

    • Replies: @SonOfStrom
    , @Anonymous
  126. @Lot

    Rebel Yell until recently had a picture of a mounted Confederate soldier on its label. The image has been removed.

    Rumor is, the bourbon will be re-branded as Person of Color Yell.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  127. Svigor says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Yeah the Obamatons were brilliant at keeping things under wraps. Imagine what they could have covered up with total control of Big Media. 😐

  128. bucky says:

    LOL at all of the fantasies of a powerful Trump. Really, LOL. Delusional.

    What will happen is Trump is a moron who spends too much time watching Fox News, like the majority of his support base.

    Fox News will tell him what he is doing is right.

    Democrats rightfully won’t compromise because it is bullshit he is pulling this now when he had full GOP government for two years.

    Neither side will compromise. The result will be a recession, probably a horrific terrorist attack.

    Trump will be more wrong, by 100%, but Trump is dumb enough and has enough power to prevent action, that the worst outcome will occur.

    Next up he may try holding the Debt Ceiling hostage, which is quite a feat. I fear that under an ignoramus like Trump, his sheer incompetence and stupidity will result in real damage to the country and the economy.

    Ultimately, Trump deserves to be impeached for these actions. Officially it will be some bullshit about covering up some Russian involvement, but substantially the real issue is Trump being a moron and unfit to lead this country or run the government.

  129. @Chrisnonymous

    Totally agree that Johnnie Walker is shit.

    However, I can assure you there are many, many other quality gins out there besides Tanqueray, especially if you are a gin and tonic fan.

  130. Anon[149] • Disclaimer says:

    More fun stuff.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  131. @Lot

    Jim Beam was the most right wing.

    Somehow, as a Jim Beam fan, that doesn’t surprise me at all.

    Also, from personal experience, there is an amazing selection of Jim Beam products on display at the duty free store in the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    • Replies: @Lot
  132. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t think a square wheeled hot rod would ride very well. however, I think the seventies guys who built the six (round) wheeled Tyrell F1 car and the Panther Six were on to something. A six wheeled T-Bucket with a /6 with 3 SUs and a Jag rear and a pony keg for a gas tank……that would be cool.

  133. istevefan says:

    Why hasn’t Trump offered Kris Kobach a job?

    • Agree: Hail
  134. newrouter says:

    tic tok tic tok

    the entire epa(et al) are wiped soon. 30 days!

  135. Bubba says:
    @Tiny Duck.

    You have PTSD from where? Or is it actually some 1st year Community College Professor challenging your snowflake beliefs? By the way, Stolen Valor is a very serious crime Tiny Duck. But by all means, please keep posting! And the ASPCA will surely be interested if your dog is being sexually assaulted by you “in the closet.”

  136. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    I was looking into this and it seems disgraceful. I have no animus towards the Indian guy, even if he does, as some reports suggest, have a history of leftist activism. Who really knows what to believe? I have some Indian ancestry and find the history of white-Indian relations illuminating, if at times tragic. But the facts, suggested by viewing the available videos, seem to point in a direction far different from that reported by the fake news press. The Indian drummer progresses on his own towards a group of exuberant, mostly white, teenagers. Some were wearing MAGA hats. He gets in the face of one boy who stands firm and does not react except by standing firm. At one point one boy is heard to say that he has no idea what is going on, and then one video cuts to a 30ish white woman behind the Indian drummer who says that the boys, who she acknowledges as 16-year olds, have been acting as a mob, which is flatly contradicted by the video.
    If the sycophants in the “Catholic” diocese of Covington, KY are threatening expulsion for these boys, then I can understand Tertullian’s hope that the blessed in heaven will see sinners suffer the torments of hell.

    (It is not all all clear if any of these boys were aware that there had been an “indigeneous peoples” march prior to the “march for life” that they were seemingly attending. For all that, it is not clear that the Indian guy knew that these boys were not there to taunt him.)

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  137. @Autochthon

    Pretty mad about your reverse mortgage, huh champ?

  138. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck.

    This president has exacerbated my PTSD so much that in average I spend 3 out of 7 night sleeping in a closet with my dog. I cry, I shake, I get stuck in mental loops. Fuck I’m in the closet now stuck in a loop. I’m stuck in a fucking loop because of a fucking racist wall.

    Tiny Duck(period), Godfrey Elfwick did it better:

    Louis C.K. is not OK

    I sat down on my futon the other night to enjoy a nourishing but humble bowl of organic vegan noodles with wakame seaweed and steamed honey-gilded pak choi. As I sat cross-legged at my chabudai and browsed the Wot’s Woke blogosphere on my iPad, the enjoyment of my simple peasant’s dish was severely marred as I came across a story about Louis C.K.

    The article contained the link to a clip of a ‘so-called’ ‘stand up’ ‘comedy’ ‘routine’ in which ‘Louis’ ‘C.K.’ stood in front of his ‘audience’ and ‘delivered’ what can only be described as a torrent of hatred, the like of which I have not experienced since Ricky Gervais refused to call Caitlyn Jenner stunning and brave. He was accusing my generation of being weak and overemotional. Disrespecting the genuine need for nonbinary pronouns. My shoulders began to shake. Blind rage took over as I hurled my bowl of artisan noodles across the room, where they rained down like the tentacles of a tiny sea monster onto my priceless collection of Thelonius Monk original vinyl recordings.

    As I sat there on my zabuton cushion, watching pieces of pak choi slide nonchalantly down the face of the greatest improvisational jazz pianist who ever lived, I felt hot angry tears drip down onto my cheeks. I rolled onto my back and wailed like a newborn babe. I let the sound of my screams cleanse and renew me. I did not hold back. After a while, maybe an hour or so, I curled my body into the fetal position where I slowly drifted off into an exhausted sleep.

  139. Lot says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    “as a Jim Beam fan”

    I think it’s the best value in whiskey, all of their main blends taste as good as the ones 50% more expensive.

    “duty free store in the airport in Sofia, Bulgaria”

    How did you like Bulgaria?

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  140. Lot says:
    @Autochthon

    You boomer comservadad! You probably like the Beatles and Matlock! I’ve got lots more insults based on birth cohort generalizations!

  141. Realist says:

    What Should Trump Announce?

    Trump should announce he has found his balls, he is quiting the Deep State and is going to clean out the government….fat chance.

  142. eah says:

    All that was missing was yet another Trump shoutout to historically low black and Hispanic unemployment.

  143. Trevor H. says:
    @Autochthon

    Yes and no. Ron’s emphasis on total intellectual freedom may be his Achilles’ heel. Because there’s much more than enough here to hang all of us, and they’ll start at the top.

    Remember that they are sworn enemies of free speech and intellectual freedom. We may revere these things; they abhor them. We survive–so far–only because our profile is low.

    • Replies: @Hail
  144. Trevor H. says:
    @Autochthon

    My aunt couldn’t qualify for a reverse mortgage even though she owns her house free and clear. They wanted to see over 100K in savings as a reserve fund for home maintenance. As she said “if I had that I wouldn’t need the mortgage!”

    All of which is by way of saying, I sympathise with Jack Hanson’s plight, and so does my aunt.

  145. Trevor H. says:
    @Anonymous

    If nothing else, the boys will learn a valuable lesson about the Fake News Media and we’ll have another dozen or so converts to our cause. Of course meanwhile the same media will use the episode to recruit another million or two to theirs.

  146. Joe Joe says:
    @Autochthon

    oil and water?
    toothpaste and orange juice?

  147. Catdog says:

    Could Trump make a deal with the congressional black caucus? Are blacks willing to let ebt go unfunded so that more mestizos can dispossess them?

  148. Corvinus says:
    @Jack Hanson

    “That you think this happened fits with your pattern of posting while in a fever dream.”

    LOL. Hot under the collar because it’s true that Trump cucked? Don’t take my word for it, take Coulter’s!

  149. @Lot

    I think it’s the best value in whiskey, all of their main blends taste as good as the ones 50% more expensive.

    Agreed. Their +1 “Devil’s Cut” is far superior to the putrid “Gentleman Jack” JD pushes as their upgrade to the base product. The flavored JB products are a good change up, and very handy when faced with folks that aren’t in love with drinking straight whiskey.

    How did you like Bulgaria?

    I liked it a lot. Airport was very easy, turn left after exiting the terminal, walk to the metro station, take the train to downtown Sofia. Plenty of English signage and speakers around. I did manage to pick up some basic Bulgarian from a very good series of YouTube clips.

    Bulgaria is still on the lev, making the exchange rate very favorable for Americans and Europeans.

    Sofia was a bit quiet since it was Orthodox Easter weekend. Beautiful city, plenty of old Eastern Bloc monuments to see. There is also a surprising amount of green space to wander around. The Vitosha area is very clean and modern, looks like something out of Western Europe. There is a ski resort of the same name just to the south, would love to go back.

    Overall, I though the people were quite friendly. The food was excellent. Nothing like a fresh shopska salad followed by a melt-in-your-mouth pork shoulder main and concluded by a traditional yogurt-based dessert.

    The Easter rites conducted at Alexander Nevsky cathedral were breath-taking. Very impressive turnout that was broadcast on Bulgarian national TV.

    Yes, there are some tired areas in Sofia, some cheesy/tawdry dance/strip clubs that appeared to be closed permanently, and a few stray dogs to watch for, but overall I thought it was a great experience.

    I would love to go back to ski at Vitosha and Bansko. Were I about 20 years younger I’d love to go back and party with nubile co-eds on Sunny Beach during the summer months, though I hear British stag parties have turned that area into a, ‘Magaluf on the Black Sea,’ these days.

    Cheers!

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  150. @Anon

    She needs to pull that scarf up a bit higher

  151. Svigor says:

    bucky says:Next New CommentSHOW COMMENT
    January 20, 2019 at 5:36 am GMT • 200 Words

    Ah, much better. These double-digit-IQ leftists seem to think we’ve never been exposed to “orange man bad” Big Media agitprop. We know where to find Huffpo, Slate, CNN, etc., dummies.

  152. @Square Wheeled Hot Rod

    Sorry Rebel Yell caved on the label but it is a fine bourbon at the price. I fully expected them to pull the brand entirely. Fortunately I have a beautiful old gift box with the soldier still there.

    Maybe his ghost will return to avenge all those statue-topplings

  153. densa says:
    @Autochthon

    The reason these recent matters have been decided for the entire nation at large by the Ninth Circuit is because those decisions have been made on emergency injunctions and the courts have found irreparable harm will lie if the injunctions are not applied nationally.

    Why haven’t counterinjunctions been pursued on behalf of the irreparable harm being caused by letting this go on? There must be many people who could claim standing on the grounds of being victimized by illegals or other cases.

    Former AG Sessions said:

    Without much legislative recourse in Congress, Democrats and groups that oppose the president’s policies have often turned to litigation, CBS News’ Paula Reid reports. Sessions, announcing the policy change in a speech Thursday in Kansas City, said in a statement that “judicial activism” has happened under other administrations, but became worse under Mr. Trump.

    “Increasingly, we are seeing individual federal district judges go beyond the parties before the court to give injunctions or orders that block the entire federal government from enforcing a law or policy throughout the country,” Sessions said in the statement. “This kind of judicial activism did not happen a single time in our first 175 years as a nation, but it has become common in recent years. It has happened to the Trump administration 25 times in less than two years.”

    “This trend must stop. We have a government to run. The Constitution does not grant to a single district judge the power to veto executive branch actions with respect to parties not before the court. Nor does it provide the judiciary with authority to conduct oversight of or review policy of the executive branch. These abuses of judicial power are contrary to law, and with these new guidelines, this Department is going to continue to fight them.”

    https://dmlnews.com/report-sessions-slams-judicial-activism-new-guidelines-counter-nationwide-injunctions/

    He said this back in September 2018. He’s gone, and there doesn’t appear to be interest in taking up this fight.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  154. @Autochthon

    Do you really think it would take more than an LA or DC SWAT team to wrangle
    Maxine Waters into a squad car?

    For myself, I’m not sure. Maybe you have a point.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  155. The latest Marist polls are interesting. Have there been any informative analyses of the results anywhere?

  156. @The Wild Geese Howard

    … many other quality gins out there besides Tanqueray, especially if you are a gin and tonic fan.

    Once I mix in the tonic, I can’t tell the difference between premium brands and ordinary gin. But if you go for the high-class corpse reviver, there’s Bombay, Boodles, plenty others.

  157. @The Wild Geese Howard

    My son spent a week in Bulgaria once for some incredibly small amount like $400 for air fare from the US, hotel, and food. He went shoulder season in late March, but the weather happened to be very warm for the month, so it was a nice visit.

    Sofia, Bulgaria is an unusual capital city in that it’s right at the base of a ski mountain.

    My impression is that Bulgaria is an unusual country in that it doesn’t have a lot of incredible ancient ruins to be tourist attractions because it’s territory was never top dog for long enough to extract a lot of tax revenue to build magnificent monuments. E.g., a lot of the surplus wealth generated in Bulgaria over the centuries got siphoned off to Rome or Constantinople to build amazing buildings. So Bulgaria is a little lacking in ancient tourist attractions.

    The country is named after one group that was kind of a top dog for a little white a long time ago.

  158. wren says:
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    An illegal immigrant serial murderer was arrested yesterday in Nevada.

    Four dead victims that police are aware of so far.

    With our media, I guess that means nothing though.

    https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Murder-charges-expected-against-suspect-in-Northern-NV-murders-504626241.html

  159. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck.

    Tiny Duck(period), I now see that you were ripped off by a time traveling plagiarist on Twitter.

  160. @Buck Ransom

    Oh, I reckon Barney Fife could handle Maxine Waters. I just thought it odd the apparent implication SEALs and S.W.A.T. teams were at all similar enough to be listed together that way.

  161. Hail says: • Website
    @Trevor H.

    We survive–so far

    I hope regular ‘backups’ are being made and are in the right hands.

  162. @densa

    Sessions’ analysis is correct. Why he presented ir with a press confence instead of an appellate brief is the $24,000.00 question.

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