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– If Joe Biden folds up his campaign before South Carolina, where will black voters go? The most recent Quinnipiac national poll, taken after Iowa, shows Biden’s advantage among blacks down to a devastating plurality of just 27%. In second among blacks is Michael Bloomberg with 22%, followed by Sanders at 19%.

How hard would it be for Bloomberg to buy hip hop radio station endorsements? FM hip hop stations tend to be giants in major metro areas. They cater rather explicitly to black audiences and those audiences are often more plugged in than audiences for other terrestrial stations are. The DJs have some real clout. If a thirty-second spot tends to go for $200, what’s to keep Bloomberg from offering the station, say, $1,000 for it with a wink and a nod?

There has been one other post-Iowa RCP poll released since Iowa that has Biden remaining strong among blacks, at 45%. Sanders and Bloomberg trail him at 15% and 12%, respectively. It seems plausible Biden sticks around until at least South Carolina. Even if he only eeks out a very slight win in the state, it will be presented as breathing new life into a faltering campaign and will give him some hope in the Super Tuesday southern states.

– Sanders has utterly dominated among young, poor, modestly educated white men up to this point. From the New Hampshire exit poll, support by sex among the top five:

By income:

By age:

By educational attainment:

It will be interesting to see how the slurs the corporate media and DNC have coming his way make use of this. However they do it, it will be off-putting and gross. Be prepared.

– Is Joaquin Phoenix trolling?

“Many of us are guilty of an egocentric worldview, that we’re the center of the universe. We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth, we steal her baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take the milk that is intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and in our cereal.”

He’s not just shoehorning in animal rights, he’s emphasizing them at the expense of the rest. And, considered logically, animal rights BTFO other civil rights concerns in urgency and moral significance. If no species is morally justified in dominating another, how picayune do complaints about racism and sexism seem by comparison?

“She once asked to touch my hair” versus “He hung me and my entire family upside down, bashed our brains out with a hammer, cooked us, ate me, and sold my family for others to eat”? No contest.

And his delivery is, unless choreographed to maximize effectiveness, shakier than what would be expected of a sophomore in high school theater. An actor of his caliber struggles to give a three-minute speech? Maybe it’s genuine emotion. Performers are people too, after all.

– We accept that a person can be pro-choice without wanting to snuff out people who have already been born, so shouldn’t we be able to accept that a person can support an immigration moratorium without wanting to put his grandparents on the next plane back to the old country?

 
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  1. Bloomberg Buttigieg

    Boogaloo

  2. The real bite this week was not the Oscars or the Iowa fiasco, it was the showdown between drunk-but-sensible Steve Bannon and the eternally-punchable, let’s-just-skin-him-alive-already Bill Maher.

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There’s the whole game in about 90 seconds.

    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin’s Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It’s always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

    • Replies: @neutral
    Steve Bannon does not say the basic truth, he refuses to name the jew, instead he worships them being the cuck he is.
    , @Charles Pewitt

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millennials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There’s the whole game in about 90 seconds.

     


    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin’s Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It’s always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

     

    The JEW QUESTION succinctly explained:

    Jews form a nation within a nation everywhere they reside. Can Jews ever be considered to be part of the larger nation in which they reside when they are genetically and culturally predisposed to put the interests of the Jew Nation over and above the interests of the larger nations in which they reside?
    , @Cloudbuster
    White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives.

    Weird, my oldest two children are millennials (the oldest recently deceased). Both own(ed) lots of things and have great lives. My oldest's widow and son are virtually set for life because of all the good financial decisions he made. The second oldest has a great job and owns three houses (two are investment properties).

    The next child, a Gen Z'er, owns his own really nice house, has a great wife and daughter and a solid job.

    The youngest two are still not really out in the world yet, but I'm not worried about them. Child number four seems likely to take over the family business, and the fifth is only 13 but already has some solid plans about what she wants to do.

    I do get a bit tired of the "Woe is me" attitude of some millennials.
  3. We accept that a person can be pro-choice without wanting to snuff out people who have already been born

    We’d like to think so, but the left keeps saying “Hold my beer…” with radical pro-abortion legislation.

  4. I would not get too worked up over this. New Hampshire is basically a Swedish-style social democratic enclave; the Democratic primary voters there are the whitest and wokest of the tribe. They are not representative of the whole vast stretch of middle America

    Bernie Sanders is like the Baby Boomers’ version of Ralph Nader: a quirky, kooky protest candidate who captures the unicorn faction of likely voters (which admittedly has grown vastly in size since the days of the Nader Raiders), but is incapable of evincing any real governing authority. People can sense such things; he cannot and will not be the nominee.

    Biden is the only real greaseball in the Democratic field; he is the only one with any ability to play the kind of politics that ain’t beanbag—i.e. the real kind. Sanders reached his high water mark tonight and will not repeat on Super Tueday.

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
    You make some good points but a quick nit-pick. Sanders is a silent not a boomer. I noticed just in the past year or two everyone assumes every old person is a boomer, completely forgetting about the silents.
    , @Twinkie

    New Hampshire is basically a Swedish-style social democratic enclave
     
    Sweden has no income tax?
    , @Tulip
    Give me a break:

    1.) Quid-Pro-Joe-Biden, who can't place better than 4th in Iowa and 5th in NH?

    2.) #MayorCheat, combining the grin of a psychopath and the depth of sidewalk puddle?

    3.) Fake-Indian, when even her own supporters are sick of her?

    4.) Klobuchar, the nonentity who looks like your mean teacher from 2nd grade, abuses her staff, and eats salads with a fork?

    5.) Mayor Gasberg or Bloombag whatever his name is, who wants to buy the election.

    Moreover, all the "centrists" have to coalesce behind a candidate before Sanders picks up too many delegates. All the democratic candidates are niche players, its rich Boomer democrats for Pete, wealthy older folks for Klobuchar and Gasberg, and the wine aunt brigade for Fake-Indian. Further, they have to steal it from Sanders without pissing off his supporters, who will then turn around and vote for Trump out of spite.

    The Democratic Swamp is damned if they do, and damned if they don't. Sanders wins or Trump wins, and either way, they remain lost in the wilderness.

  5. Phoenix is

    A. Trolling
    B. An idiot.
    C. On drugs.

    Select all that apply.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    J. Phoenix is a very rare unusual person who is qualified to speak about the sorts of unusual eccentric modes of being, and the sorts of difficult and peculiar self-punishments which are required to enable someone to skillfully, and with confidence, stand in front of a camera with a lot of makeup on and hot lights on you and a mob of other people observing you, and in that rather difficult and supremely uncomfortable moment, pretend to be a completely different person who is speaking words written by a third, equally eccentric person. If you don't believe me about any of this, read Jerzy Grotowski's "Towards a Poor Theatre," or Antonin Artaud's "The Theatre and Its Evil Twin." Or if you're lazy, watch the movie "My Dinner With Andre" to understand at least the beginnings of these processes.

    What this does not entitle J. Phoenix to, is any sort of hyper-principled or elevated or privileged opinion about the nature and mechanics of our society and its political operations. I understand that Mr. Phoenix has struggled mightily in order to excel at his art; and so has my dentist. And I certainly don't ask him how to order my society, or how to vote, or whether I am permitted by His Grace's leave to have milk in my coffee.
    , @BlackFlag
    Maybe he's just ahead of the curve.

    I've been wondering for awhile if animal rights will ever become the next step on the leftist purity spiral staircase. It's got so much pathos, as AK said, but then again animals are such a weak political block. The future of animal rights might help shed light on whether post 1960s leftism is best seen as a purity spiral phenomenon or if it's mainly good old ethnic conflict.

  6. @Cloudbuster
    Phoenix is

    A. Trolling
    B. An idiot.
    C. On drugs.

    Select all that apply.

    J. Phoenix is a very rare unusual person who is qualified to speak about the sorts of unusual eccentric modes of being, and the sorts of difficult and peculiar self-punishments which are required to enable someone to skillfully, and with confidence, stand in front of a camera with a lot of makeup on and hot lights on you and a mob of other people observing you, and in that rather difficult and supremely uncomfortable moment, pretend to be a completely different person who is speaking words written by a third, equally eccentric person. If you don’t believe me about any of this, read Jerzy Grotowski’s “Towards a Poor Theatre,” or Antonin Artaud’s “The Theatre and Its Evil Twin.” Or if you’re lazy, watch the movie “My Dinner With Andre” to understand at least the beginnings of these processes.

    What this does not entitle J. Phoenix to, is any sort of hyper-principled or elevated or privileged opinion about the nature and mechanics of our society and its political operations. I understand that Mr. Phoenix has struggled mightily in order to excel at his art; and so has my dentist. And I certainly don’t ask him how to order my society, or how to vote, or whether I am permitted by His Grace’s leave to have milk in my coffee.

  7. @Intelligent Dasein
    I would not get too worked up over this. New Hampshire is basically a Swedish-style social democratic enclave; the Democratic primary voters there are the whitest and wokest of the tribe. They are not representative of the whole vast stretch of middle America

    Bernie Sanders is like the Baby Boomers' version of Ralph Nader: a quirky, kooky protest candidate who captures the unicorn faction of likely voters (which admittedly has grown vastly in size since the days of the Nader Raiders), but is incapable of evincing any real governing authority. People can sense such things; he cannot and will not be the nominee.

    Biden is the only real greaseball in the Democratic field; he is the only one with any ability to play the kind of politics that ain't beanbag---i.e. the real kind. Sanders reached his high water mark tonight and will not repeat on Super Tueday.

    You make some good points but a quick nit-pick. Sanders is a silent not a boomer. I noticed just in the past year or two everyone assumes every old person is a boomer, completely forgetting about the silents.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    I did not say Sanders was a Boomer. I said he was the Boomers' Ralph Nader. There is a possessive apostrophe there.
  8. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    The real bite this week was not the Oscars or the Iowa fiasco, it was the showdown between drunk-but-sensible Steve Bannon and the eternally-punchable, let's-just-skin-him-alive-already Bill Maher.

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There's the whole game in about 90 seconds.

    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin's Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It's always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

    Steve Bannon does not say the basic truth, he refuses to name the jew, instead he worships them being the cuck he is.

  9. @Intelligent Dasein
    I would not get too worked up over this. New Hampshire is basically a Swedish-style social democratic enclave; the Democratic primary voters there are the whitest and wokest of the tribe. They are not representative of the whole vast stretch of middle America

    Bernie Sanders is like the Baby Boomers' version of Ralph Nader: a quirky, kooky protest candidate who captures the unicorn faction of likely voters (which admittedly has grown vastly in size since the days of the Nader Raiders), but is incapable of evincing any real governing authority. People can sense such things; he cannot and will not be the nominee.

    Biden is the only real greaseball in the Democratic field; he is the only one with any ability to play the kind of politics that ain't beanbag---i.e. the real kind. Sanders reached his high water mark tonight and will not repeat on Super Tueday.

    New Hampshire is basically a Swedish-style social democratic enclave

    Sweden has no income tax?

    • LOL: iffen
  10. If the Iowa results can be relied upon, Buttigieg blew wiped out the other candidates as the second choice of voters. When Warren drops out will Klobuchar be woke enough for them? Certainly she will get the “it’s time for a woman” vote, but how large is that slice? If Biden drops out wouldn’t his voters go to Buttigieg and Klobuchar? I don’t see Bernie picking up additional support as candidates drop out.

    • Replies: @c matt

    Certainly she will get the “it’s time for a woman” vote, but how large is that slice?
     
    Shouldn't Buttplug get a portion of that slice too?
    , @ChrisZ
    Iffen, your comment with it’s funny little correction made me realize that not only could Buttigieg be the next Bill Clinton, he could also be the next Monica Lewinsky.
    , @Audacious Epigone
    Sanders will have to win something close to a majority of votes down the stretch. A plurality won't do. They won't let him have it at the convention with a plurality. Delegates aren't quite apportioned by vote share, but it's pretty close.
  11. 2020 seems like a 2016 redux. When Trump started taking control of the Republican primaries, you had a lot of denial from the elite media: endless predictions of Trump running out of steam, the belief that “sensible” Republicans would set things straight, that some other GOP candidate would burst out of the pack and nab Trump on the line, and so on. An endless stream of wishful thinking. There is also whining about how mean Bernie Bros are (“deplorables”).

    Now, Bernie has some stiff opposition (and literally billions of dollars) against him, but he has won NH, and won the popular count in Iowa. Could the people here saying that Bernie can’t win give a reason why this is the case? Even Nate Silver – who clearly dislikes Sanders – rates his chances pretty highly.

    Anyhow, if you were wondering how mad Bernie is making some people in the liberal media…

    • LOL: iffen
    • Replies: @El Dato

    Bernie winning the NH Primary caused Chris Matthews to lick his own snot.
     
    Probably a coronavirus.

    Will the Trump family end up like the Romanovs, will churches be pillaged of their riches and transformed into indoc camps for Sanderistas and will the hallowed bureaux of the meedja be patrolled by (((commissars))) carrying Schwarzlose Model 1908? Tune in for the next episode of "Give me Liberty".
    , @Audacious Epigone
    Generally agree, though there are two big differences:

    1) The media boosted Trump early on. By the time they realized he had a real shot, he'd become too powerful to undercut. The media has never pretended to want Sanders. Sanders has never had the national polling dominance that Trump had from the summer of 2015 all the way through to the RNC.

    2) Black voters. If he wins South Carolina, he'll be unstoppable at that point.
  12. @Jay Fink
    You make some good points but a quick nit-pick. Sanders is a silent not a boomer. I noticed just in the past year or two everyone assumes every old person is a boomer, completely forgetting about the silents.

    I did not say Sanders was a Boomer. I said he was the Boomers’ Ralph Nader. There is a possessive apostrophe there.

  13. It looks like it’s Bernie’s to lose at this point, but his reliance on younger voters and unknowns about how much black support he can actually get, I understand the angst from the establishment Dems about his viability in the general…not to mention his more out there political positions.

    I feel like this will be like 2012 – beatable incumbent, but the opposition nominates someone with limited appeal, lots of people stay home, game over.

  14. We accept that a person can be pro-choice without wanting to snuff out people who have already been born, so shouldn’t we be able to accept that a person can support an immigration moratorium without wanting to put his grandparents on the next plane back to the old country?

    When the newcomers are this viciously hostile, it is completely understandable for the hosts to want to put the grandparents, parents, themselves and all their descendants on the next plane.

    And morally right too.  If they hate their hosts so much, THEY are the problem and should remove themselves.  Ingrates.

  15. Aggrieved and Unbound, Trump Embarks on a Post-impeachment Purge

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    Donald “Django” Trump Unchained

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    In the future, you can trim off all that tracking crap after the question mark.  It helps deny the spies a bit of info.

    Better yet is if you archive at archive.is and post the archive link.  Fortunately, somebody already did:

    http://archive.is/fELeo
    , @A123

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html
     
    The New York Dhimmi Times is a core component of the Fake Stream Media. They are lying.

    Trump is 100% legally and morally right getting rid of seditious traitors who attempted to overthrow the U.S. Constiution. Cleaning out Obama holdovers that form the Deep State is necessary for the good of the country.

    Those who served support Trump's actions, because Vindman has been a problem for years. (1)


    I think a lot of the folks that I know, when this all started, those that knew him when he was going through Ranger School said that he [Vindman] was a chow thief in Ranger School and couldn’t be trusted, and they tried peering him out. And they said, “Well I guess it hasn’t changed much.”
     
    If there is a fault, it is Trump is being too kind. Vindman should be tried, spend 20+ years in Levenworth, and be dishonorably discharged.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/medal-of-honor-recipient-leroy-petry-defends-trumps-firing-of-vindman/

  16. @iffen
    Aggrieved and Unbound, Trump Embarks on a Post-impeachment Purge

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    Donald "Django" Trump Unchained

    In the future, you can trim off all that tracking crap after the question mark.  It helps deny the spies a bit of info.

    Better yet is if you archive at archive.is and post the archive link.  Fortunately, somebody already did:

    http://archive.is/fELeo

    • Replies: @iffen
    It helps deny the spies a bit of info.

    There you go again, getting above my paygrade.

    Truth is, I have a little bit of accelerationist in my blood. I actually wish the cocks***ers would come for me (us).
  17. @iffen
    Aggrieved and Unbound, Trump Embarks on a Post-impeachment Purge

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    Donald "Django" Trump Unchained

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html

    The New York Dhimmi Times is a core component of the Fake Stream Media. They are lying.

    Trump is 100% legally and morally right getting rid of seditious traitors who attempted to overthrow the U.S. Constiution. Cleaning out Obama holdovers that form the Deep State is necessary for the good of the country.

    Those who served support Trump’s actions, because Vindman has been a problem for years. (1)

    I think a lot of the folks that I know, when this all started, those that knew him when he was going through Ranger School said that he [Vindman] was a chow thief in Ranger School and couldn’t be trusted, and they tried peering him out. And they said, “Well I guess it hasn’t changed much.”

    If there is a fault, it is Trump is being too kind. Vindman should be tried, spend 20+ years in Levenworth, and be dishonorably discharged.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/medal-of-honor-recipient-leroy-petry-defends-trumps-firing-of-vindman/

    • Agree: iffen
    • Replies: @nebulafox
    My opinion of Donald Trump can be charitably described as cynical on a good day. But the moment I saw the Fourth Estate (Defenders of Freedom and Justice, TM) argue that CreepyState bureaucrats are now and always have been paragons of republican virtue was when I was reminded that he still pisses off the right people.

    I'm genuinely shocked that more people don't find the implication that the President's duty is to carry out their foreign policy rather than his own (and that going against what they want is criminal) disturbing. If the lefties don't think this is going to apply to Sanders every bit as much as Trump, they are in for a rude surprise.

  18. @Mr. Rational
    In the future, you can trim off all that tracking crap after the question mark.  It helps deny the spies a bit of info.

    Better yet is if you archive at archive.is and post the archive link.  Fortunately, somebody already did:

    http://archive.is/fELeo

    It helps deny the spies a bit of info.

    There you go again, getting above my paygrade.

    Truth is, I have a little bit of accelerationist in my blood. I actually wish the cocks***ers would come for me (us).

  19. I might suggest that it was the democrats that damaged VP Joe Biden. When they insisted on impeachment they opened the can of worms that revealed how duplicitous they were in not only quid pro quo dynamics. But they did so to thwart a criminal investigation of corruption to protect their own financial position while undermining the policy of the then executive.

    It took a while for that to sink in, but eventually, it sank in.

    I am not convinced it is fatal. Those quips made about dog faced pony soldiers — that might be another story, despite what a great line it is.

    • Replies: @anon
    https://www.spartareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Pony-Soldier-01.jpg
    , @A123
    Focusing attention on Ukraine was certainly an error. Multiple elite Dem families (Biden, Kerry, Clinton...) have abused their power and connections there to gain personal wealth.

    The DNC has an even deeper problem. They still have not accepted that Hillary lost. They are mentally inflexible, trapped in pursuit of perfect PC/SJW purity. Unless they change course to become more acceptable to Christians, they will continue to slide towards irrelevancy in U.S. Elections.

    PEACE 😇
  20. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    The real bite this week was not the Oscars or the Iowa fiasco, it was the showdown between drunk-but-sensible Steve Bannon and the eternally-punchable, let's-just-skin-him-alive-already Bill Maher.

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There's the whole game in about 90 seconds.

    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin's Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It's always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millennials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There’s the whole game in about 90 seconds.

    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin’s Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It’s always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

    The JEW QUESTION succinctly explained:

    Jews form a nation within a nation everywhere they reside. Can Jews ever be considered to be part of the larger nation in which they reside when they are genetically and culturally predisposed to put the interests of the Jew Nation over and above the interests of the larger nations in which they reside?

    • Replies: @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    It should, then, be clearly understood that the Jews everywhere form a nation within a nation; and that, although they live in France, in Germany, in England, they nevertheless do not ever become French or German or English. Rather, they remain Jews and nothing but Jews.
     
    - Jean-Etienne-Marie Portalis
  21. @EliteCommInc.
    I might suggest that it was the democrats that damaged VP Joe Biden. When they insisted on impeachment they opened the can of worms that revealed how duplicitous they were in not only quid pro quo dynamics. But they did so to thwart a criminal investigation of corruption to protect their own financial position while undermining the policy of the then executive.


    It took a while for that to sink in, but eventually, it sank in.


    I am not convinced it is fatal. Those quips made about dog faced pony soldiers --- that might be another story, despite what a great line it is.

  22. @EliteCommInc.
    I might suggest that it was the democrats that damaged VP Joe Biden. When they insisted on impeachment they opened the can of worms that revealed how duplicitous they were in not only quid pro quo dynamics. But they did so to thwart a criminal investigation of corruption to protect their own financial position while undermining the policy of the then executive.


    It took a while for that to sink in, but eventually, it sank in.


    I am not convinced it is fatal. Those quips made about dog faced pony soldiers --- that might be another story, despite what a great line it is.

    Focusing attention on Ukraine was certainly an error. Multiple elite Dem families (Biden, Kerry, Clinton…) have abused their power and connections there to gain personal wealth.

    The DNC has an even deeper problem. They still have not accepted that Hillary lost. They are mentally inflexible, trapped in pursuit of perfect PC/SJW purity. Unless they change course to become more acceptable to Christians, they will continue to slide towards irrelevancy in U.S. Elections.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Why would this be so, if an ever-increasing percentage of Americans are not christians?

    Descendants of Christians in the USA are increasingly atheists or agnostics and not infrequently dismissive of religion and religious people. I’m not happy about this, on balance, just saying it is happening.

    Add in the small but annually growing number of Muslims, Hindus, and nonChristian Chinese with US citizenship, and I doubt that they need to be all that worried about offending Christians pretty soon (in most States).
  23. I’m continually surprised by how much this primary is… surprising me. Like Audacious, I was sure Harris was a shoe-in. After she fell apart, I just knew Biden was going to take it. Now… now I’m happy to admit I don’t have a clue!

    The real question is which would be more advantageous for Trump in a general:

    Facing Biden, who may be able to hoodwink foolish older voters with his phoney “I’m a moderate” schtick, but who’s win will undoubtedly infuriate a massive chunk of Sanders supporters beyond recovery.

    OR

    Facing Sanders, who automatically alienates half of the democrat donor base even if his ‘free stuff’ appeal may drive youth turnout. There’s also a good chunk of older voters, who are much more reliable at turning out and voting, who refuse to vote for those dirty socialists.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    My sense is Sanders' old support for communism will be used to great effect by the GOP with older independents, and so will be the easier matchup for Trump than Biden. But I've been reduced to needing Bloomberg to buy up black support and then get the nomination as a result to salvage my meta prediction for 2020, so take my augury with a flat of salt.
  24. – If Joe Biden folds up his campaign before South Carolina, where will black voters go? The most recent Quinnipiac national poll, taken after Iowa, shows Biden’s advantage among blacks down to a devastating plurality of just 27%. In second among blacks is Michael Bloomberg with 22%, followed by Sanders at 19%.

    Biden will win South Carolina by using the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY; Hillary Clinton used the same strategy to defeat Bernie Sanders in South Carolina in 2016. Hillary Clinton ain’t no ways tired of the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY, but baby boomer fat ass Trump used the GERMAN STRATEGY to defeat Hillary Clinton for the presidential victory in 2016.

    Political experts are all very familiar with the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY and the GERMAN STRATEGY.

    AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY explained:

    The AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY is to win the votes of Black lady voters in the South and other areas of high Black population concentration. Hillary Clinton used the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY to fend of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democrat Party presidential primary campaign.

    GERMAN STRATEGY explained:

    The GERMAN STRATEGY is to win the votes of German Americans in the Great Lakes states in combination with the votes of Anglo-Celts in the Southern states. Trumpy put the cherry on top of the GERMAN STRATEGY by winning Florida with the votes of Anglo-Celts in the Northern portion of Florida in combination with the votes of the snowbirds from the Great Lakes states and the Northeast.

    The beautiful and lovely Black church ladies — and conspicuously absent from church Black ladies — don’t give a rat’s ass about what some crazy ass crackers in Iowa or New Hampshire do.

    New Hampshire and Iowa will be completely and totally forgotten by Monday, February 17.

    – Sanders has utterly dominated among young, poor, modestly educated white men up to this point.

    And this is precisely the White Bernie Bros Viking cohort that will storm out of the Democrat Party to the Green Party if Bernie Sanders is not the Democrat Party presidential nominee.

    My grand plan to destroy the rigged, corrupt two-party totalitarian political scam system in the USA is reliant on the Bernie Bros to abandon the upper middle class White slobs and the billionaires and the corporate interests and the foreign interests that control the Democrat Party and head for the sunny uplands of the proud and energetic Green Party.

    Once White Core Americans see how much fun and honor and decency the Bernie Bros are having by severing all ties with the disgusting crooked crooks in the Democrat Party, it will be that much easier for the White Core Americans to move away from baby boomer fat ass globalizer Trump and the disgusting Adelson whore crooked crooks in the Republican Party. These Whites will join and grow the new political party called White Core America.

    I still say Biden will win the Democrat Party presidential nomination; although I am not as confident as I was before that that decrepit boob Biden will pull it off.

    The best way to explain monetary policy and to win over younger, modest income, less well educated White voters is to offer a DEBT JUBILEE for all debt — government and private.

    White Core America student loan debt extinguishment pledge and policy:

    The White Core America Pledge to defuse the student loan debt bomb is simple: complete extinguishment of all existing student loan debt and the repayment of all student loan debt ever paid plus 6 percent interest accrued for each year the debt was paid.

    Monetary Policy Must Benefit White Core Americans.

    White Core America will use the Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) to cut out the banker middle man and to restore honor and integrity and decency to all Americans — especially young White Core Americans.

    The Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion will grant each American citizen with all blood ancestors born in colonial America or in the USA before 1924 the sum of ten thousand dollars a month — tax free.

    The Bernie Bros must be wedged away from the Democrat Party using any and all means which are plausibly deniable and somewhat ethical.

    The Cole Porter option to wedge the Bernie Bros away from the crooked crooks in the Democrat Party has been authorized by the White Core American High Command: ANYTHING GOES.

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
    I wondered if Biden's poor showing in Iowa and New Hampshire made you adjust your Aunt Jemima strategy. I can see the answer is clearly no. So you don't think the black church ladies in South Carolina (and many of the Super Tuesday states) are going to switch out Biden for another candidate?
  25. @Nodwink
    2020 seems like a 2016 redux. When Trump started taking control of the Republican primaries, you had a lot of denial from the elite media: endless predictions of Trump running out of steam, the belief that "sensible" Republicans would set things straight, that some other GOP candidate would burst out of the pack and nab Trump on the line, and so on. An endless stream of wishful thinking. There is also whining about how mean Bernie Bros are ("deplorables").

    Now, Bernie has some stiff opposition (and literally billions of dollars) against him, but he has won NH, and won the popular count in Iowa. Could the people here saying that Bernie can't win give a reason why this is the case? Even Nate Silver - who clearly dislikes Sanders - rates his chances pretty highly.

    Anyhow, if you were wondering how mad Bernie is making some people in the liberal media...

    https://twitter.com/GeoffMiami/status/1227453449538850817

    Bernie winning the NH Primary caused Chris Matthews to lick his own snot.

    Probably a coronavirus.

    Will the Trump family end up like the Romanovs, will churches be pillaged of their riches and transformed into indoc camps for Sanderistas and will the hallowed bureaux of the meedja be patrolled by (((commissars))) carrying Schwarzlose Model 1908? Tune in for the next episode of “Give me Liberty”.

  26. – Is Joaquin Phoenix trolling?

    Wouldn’t make him a bad person if he was.

    My main dog bone of contention with this Joaquin Phoenix character is that he is forcing his doggie to go vegetarian. Greta Thunberg might say: How Dare You?

    I wrote this in November of 2019:

    I hereby state that Joaquin Phoenix has turned his back on our doggy friends.

    This horrible Hollywood fiend named Joaquin Phoenix has put his little lovable doggy on a VEGETARIAN DIET OF MISERY and endless woe. I am too tired of all this agitation to remember, but I believe this Joaquin Phoenix creature is feeding his poor little pooch nothing but steamed sweet potatoes or some other similar non-meat substance.

    Joaquin Phoenix’s doggy wants to be a wolf ripping into some meat and chewing it real good, but this tormented meat-eater-by-nature doggy is down in the dumps depressively — and reluctantly — devouring steamed sweet potatoes. Some sneakily oblivious hatchling type turd who won’t admit that God’s creatures have primordial instincts might say that it doesn’t matter whether or not Joaquin Phoenix’s doggy eats steamed sweet potatoes or a big bowl of slightly cooked steak. WRONG! That dog of Phoenix’s is dreaming of chowing down on bloody pieces of meat and fat!

    There are three things that are not being discussed enough in American politics:

    1) Monetary Policy and 2) Immigration Policy and 3) The absolute villainy of Joaquin Phoenix denying his doggy its God-given right to wolf down a big bowl of meat.

    That multimillionaire Hollywood sonofabitch Joaquin Phoenix is frigging loaded with loot because he took some deferred contract provisions that lets him have good portions of gross profits from his most recent movie, so I don’t want to hear Joaquin Phoenix cry poverty as a reason to deny his doggy a proper meal of meat.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/what-are-the-best-movies-of-2019/#comment-3543543

  27. Another interesting fact from the NH primaries.
    _____
    _____

    Even with no challenger, Trump has crushed prior incumbent campaigns in turnout.

    The enthusiasm for Trump is growing even if the pollsters cannot find it.

    PEACE 😇

  28. – Is Joaquin Phoenix trolling?

    Trolling for dogfish.

    Like a crazy stubborn dog chewing a bone, I can’t let this involuntary doggie vegetarianism of Joaquin Phoenix go without more comment.

    It still bothers me terribly so.

    Sad!

    I wrote this in November of 2019:

    This is the way the American Empire ends; not with a bang, but with some Hollywood sonofabitch named Joaquin Phoenix forcing his doggies to eat steamed and boiled sweet potato mash instead of rare roast beef piled high in a bowl.

    Joe Hagan in Vanity Fair:

    Joaquin Phoenix is, as he tells me at one point, “as sensitive as any motherfucker is.” When I show up to his mission-style bungalow on a steep canyon road in the Hollywood Hills, he’s in the kitchen boiling a pot of sweet potatoes for his vegan dogs, Oskar and Soda, the latter a large white pit bull mix he rescued from euthanasia 13 years ago. Soda has an allergy to direct sunlight, which means she must be kept out of the sun from nine to five. Phoenix bought her a specially made suit to go to the beach. “She looks so fucking cool but she doesn’t like it,” he says.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/10/joaquin-phoenix-cover-story

    In the TOTALITARIAN VEGAN STATE of Joaquin Phoenix, sad hungry doggies eat sweet potato mash while their happy doggie pals across town eat rare roast beef piled high in the bowl!

    Give Your Dogs A Bowl Of Delicious Rare Roast Beef, Joaquin Phoenix, You Hollywood Sonofabitch Bastard!

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/what-are-the-best-movies-of-2019/#comment-3543543

  29. @Intelligent Dasein
    I would not get too worked up over this. New Hampshire is basically a Swedish-style social democratic enclave; the Democratic primary voters there are the whitest and wokest of the tribe. They are not representative of the whole vast stretch of middle America

    Bernie Sanders is like the Baby Boomers' version of Ralph Nader: a quirky, kooky protest candidate who captures the unicorn faction of likely voters (which admittedly has grown vastly in size since the days of the Nader Raiders), but is incapable of evincing any real governing authority. People can sense such things; he cannot and will not be the nominee.

    Biden is the only real greaseball in the Democratic field; he is the only one with any ability to play the kind of politics that ain't beanbag---i.e. the real kind. Sanders reached his high water mark tonight and will not repeat on Super Tueday.

    Give me a break:

    1.) Quid-Pro-Joe-Biden, who can’t place better than 4th in Iowa and 5th in NH?

    2.) #MayorCheat, combining the grin of a psychopath and the depth of sidewalk puddle?

    3.) Fake-Indian, when even her own supporters are sick of her?

    4.) Klobuchar, the nonentity who looks like your mean teacher from 2nd grade, abuses her staff, and eats salads with a fork?

    5.) Mayor Gasberg or Bloombag whatever his name is, who wants to buy the election.

    Moreover, all the “centrists” have to coalesce behind a candidate before Sanders picks up too many delegates. All the democratic candidates are niche players, its rich Boomer democrats for Pete, wealthy older folks for Klobuchar and Gasberg, and the wine aunt brigade for Fake-Indian. Further, they have to steal it from Sanders without pissing off his supporters, who will then turn around and vote for Trump out of spite.

    The Democratic Swamp is damned if they do, and damned if they don’t. Sanders wins or Trump wins, and either way, they remain lost in the wilderness.

    • Replies: @Talha

    and eats salads with a fork?
     
    Is there another way? I'm confused. Maybe I've been doing it wrong all this time...?

    Trump represented a new stance, and essentially put together a realignment of the electorate
     
    Sanders (and his movement and momentum) reminds me a lot of the Ron Paul supporters back in the day (obviously not in ideology, but in enthusiasm and organization and being a threat to the establishment). I know Trump picked up a lot of those guys...so I'm wondering if some outsider might not be able to come in (like Trump did) and pick those guys up in 2024 (assuming Bernie also stops trying to run due to age).

    Peace.

  30. What is missing is a sense of political space. A political party occupies a particular space, and the opposition has to adapt.

    Trump represented a new stance, and essentially put together a realignment of the electorate, which means Democratic “centrists” are trying to cling to the old space, rather than capitalize on the opportunities created by the changes. You can’t go from Romney to Trump without a transformation from Obama to something new. Just trying to be the Obama re-tread with the Obama hopey-changey-unity treacle ain’t goin’ nowhere. The people want an enemy, and I don’t mean just orange golem.

  31. @Tulip
    Give me a break:

    1.) Quid-Pro-Joe-Biden, who can't place better than 4th in Iowa and 5th in NH?

    2.) #MayorCheat, combining the grin of a psychopath and the depth of sidewalk puddle?

    3.) Fake-Indian, when even her own supporters are sick of her?

    4.) Klobuchar, the nonentity who looks like your mean teacher from 2nd grade, abuses her staff, and eats salads with a fork?

    5.) Mayor Gasberg or Bloombag whatever his name is, who wants to buy the election.

    Moreover, all the "centrists" have to coalesce behind a candidate before Sanders picks up too many delegates. All the democratic candidates are niche players, its rich Boomer democrats for Pete, wealthy older folks for Klobuchar and Gasberg, and the wine aunt brigade for Fake-Indian. Further, they have to steal it from Sanders without pissing off his supporters, who will then turn around and vote for Trump out of spite.

    The Democratic Swamp is damned if they do, and damned if they don't. Sanders wins or Trump wins, and either way, they remain lost in the wilderness.

    and eats salads with a fork?

    Is there another way? I’m confused. Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong all this time…?

    Trump represented a new stance, and essentially put together a realignment of the electorate

    Sanders (and his movement and momentum) reminds me a lot of the Ron Paul supporters back in the day (obviously not in ideology, but in enthusiasm and organization and being a threat to the establishment). I know Trump picked up a lot of those guys…so I’m wondering if some outsider might not be able to come in (like Trump did) and pick those guys up in 2024 (assuming Bernie also stops trying to run due to age).

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Tulip
    You're right, she eats salad with a comb:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/klobuchar-ate-her-salad-comb-report-says-n974746

    The episode happened in 2008 while the lawmaker was traveling with aides to South Carolina and a staffer bought a salad for Klobuchar while carrying bags through the airport, The New York Times reported.

    However, the aide forgot utensils and the flight had none on board, prompting Klobuchar to berate the aide and pull a comb from her bag to eat the salad, the paper reported citing four people familiar with the episode. Klobuchar then directed the aide to clean the comb after she had finished.
     
    Sounds more in Marie Antoinette/Imelda Marcos territory than Leader of the Free World.
    , @Tulip
    I'd love to see the populists (left and right) put aside their differences and stick it to the "Center" good and hard. Plenty of time to turn on each other when it comes time to divide the spoils. But that's problem: the point of "JQ" and "misogyny" and "racism" and "Islamophobia" seems to be to keep everyone divided while the dividend checks keep coming in. . .
    , @nebulafox
    I do not buy the idea that Sanders cannot win. The pre-2015 Overton Window is dead, yet our political elite seems not to have noticed. I think if Sanders is nominated, he can beat Trump if he's not either damaged beyond repair in the Democratic nomination process (whether through being forced to promise candidacy-killing policies or through knife-fighting) or if Bloomberg doesn't go maverick and launch a third campaign. As I've stated all along, Trump's willingness to court the GOP Establishment when it wasn't at all necessary to do so is going to come back to haunt him this year. People did not vote for Trump for tax cuts.

    Those are two huge ifs, granted, but they aren't impossible ones. The people who gave Trump victory in 2016 will support him over guys like Bloomberg, but against Sanders, the jury is out. And a Trump vs. Sanders campaign has pretty big implications. For one thing, it means that the age of projecting American military power casually for interventionist aims is over, no matter who wins. The Donald will have little incentive to court old-fashioned hawk opinion if facing Sanders, and after the whole impeachment experience, I doubt he'd be inclined to, anyway. (Trump's no deep thinker, but one thing he does understand is vengeance.) It also means that the nature of the unelected blob in the Beltway can no longer be plausibly denied.

  32. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    The real bite this week was not the Oscars or the Iowa fiasco, it was the showdown between drunk-but-sensible Steve Bannon and the eternally-punchable, let's-just-skin-him-alive-already Bill Maher.

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There's the whole game in about 90 seconds.

    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin's Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It's always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

    White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives.

    Weird, my oldest two children are millennials (the oldest recently deceased). Both own(ed) lots of things and have great lives. My oldest’s widow and son are virtually set for life because of all the good financial decisions he made. The second oldest has a great job and owns three houses (two are investment properties).

    The next child, a Gen Z’er, owns his own really nice house, has a great wife and daughter and a solid job.

    The youngest two are still not really out in the world yet, but I’m not worried about them. Child number four seems likely to take over the family business, and the fifth is only 13 but already has some solid plans about what she wants to do.

    I do get a bit tired of the “Woe is me” attitude of some millennials.

    • Replies: @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    Good for you, Cloudbuster. Most of us millennials are not so fortunate as yours.

    And don't give me that "millennials are just a bunch of whiners" crap. I don't want to hear it. Have you ever looked at the math? On average, our opportunities are zilch compared to what the boomers had.

    Also, how much debt did your children have at graduation? What did they study?

    Getting a decent job, a house, a (not-feminist) wife, and a family are incredibly hard in this day and age. And, yes, it's because of the Jews.

    That said, may your oldest rest in peace. Sorry to hear that.

    , @Audacious Epigone
    Your children probably all have IQs over 115. For those in the double-digits, there simply is no way to replicate anything close to the sort of success your millennial children have had. That's the big change from when the baby boomers were coming of age.
  33. @iffen
    If the Iowa results can be relied upon, Buttigieg blew wiped out the other candidates as the second choice of voters. When Warren drops out will Klobuchar be woke enough for them? Certainly she will get the "it's time for a woman" vote, but how large is that slice? If Biden drops out wouldn't his voters go to Buttigieg and Klobuchar? I don't see Bernie picking up additional support as candidates drop out.

    Certainly she will get the “it’s time for a woman” vote, but how large is that slice?

    Shouldn’t Buttplug get a portion of that slice too?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @iffen
    Shouldn’t Buttplug get a portion of that slice too?

    Possibly, but I don't know if he plays the male or the female in his relationship. Maybe he does both and can get the binary/undecided vote as well.

  34. Joaquin Phoenix says:

    “Um…I think that we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world.”

    I say that Joaquin Phoenix has brutally and cruelly used his totalitarian power over his doggies to deny his doggies the God-given right of every doggie to eat meat piled high in a bowl or cut off a steak or slightly cooked off the grill. I hereby declare that Joaquin Phoenix is deliberately disconnecting his doggies from the natural desire of every doggie to eat beef piled high in a bowl.

    Joaquin Phoenix has decided for his doggies that they will be vegan doggies. Did Joaquin Phoenix consult his doggies or ask them or give them an option about doggie veganism? God and Mother Nature and nature’s God and all the gods ever worshipped want those doggies to eat meat piled high in a bowl, and so do the doggies, I bet!

    HOW DARE YOU!

    Me and Greta Thunberg are in a most indignant and foul mood because big shot Hollywood guy Joaquin Phoeinix has taken it upon himself to interfere with the natural order of the universe to deny his doggies meat and fat and grizzle and sizzle and tendons and bone and meat protein of a most delicious kind!

    Doggies want a cheeseburger in paradise — cooked very rare, of course — and this trolling, wry and mischievous Hollywood bastard, Joaquin Phoenix, whose best scene in a movie is doing nothing while the director and the cinematographer got a great shot of a ship cutting through the waves and making its own waves and some sailors having fun by throwing some objects at the character played by Phoenix who is doing nothing, won’t give his doggies any meat to eat. How can Joaquin Phoenix’s doggies eat any meat if they only get boiled sweet potatoes?

    James Mason could act, but this Joaquin Phoenix either goes crazy or he does nothing, there’s no skill there. How much loot has this trolling guy Joaquin Phoenix pilfered out of Hollywood? How much deferred loot did he get for that Joker thing?

  35. @c matt

    Certainly she will get the “it’s time for a woman” vote, but how large is that slice?
     
    Shouldn't Buttplug get a portion of that slice too?

    Shouldn’t Buttplug get a portion of that slice too?

    Possibly, but I don’t know if he plays the male or the female in his relationship. Maybe he does both and can get the binary/undecided vote as well.

    • LOL: Talha
  36. Trump the fat ass baby boomer rich boy who inherited every damn thing he got from his father is screaming about how great the economy is.

    Trump is a baby boomer slob who is gloating over the biggest global asset bubbles ever seen in the history of the world.

    Monetary policy is the only thing keeping the asset bubbles in stocks, bonds and real estate from imploding.

    Low interest rates, liquidity injections, balance sheet bloating, dollar swaps, repo madness, bond buying, direct central bank purchases of stocks and all the other monetary extremist crud is the only thing holding this disgusting and crooked phony, globaloney bloated global asset bubble going.

    Trump and the baby boomers are the most vile nation wrecking generation ever to blight the USA. And that is saying something, considering the evil and immoral filth that got the USA into the Civil War and World War I and World War II and Korea and Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The spiteful mutants in the baby boomer generation are only kept financially aloft by monetary extremism from the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank.

    The Fed must immediately raise the federal funds rate to the normal level of 6 percent. The Fed must stop all the repo nonsense and begin shrinking its balance sheet.

    White Americans born before 1965 must be financially liquidated and this can be done by raising the federal funds rate to the normal level of 6 percent.

    Politics distilled for you:

    Monetary Policy

    Demography

  37. @Cloudbuster
    White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives.

    Weird, my oldest two children are millennials (the oldest recently deceased). Both own(ed) lots of things and have great lives. My oldest's widow and son are virtually set for life because of all the good financial decisions he made. The second oldest has a great job and owns three houses (two are investment properties).

    The next child, a Gen Z'er, owns his own really nice house, has a great wife and daughter and a solid job.

    The youngest two are still not really out in the world yet, but I'm not worried about them. Child number four seems likely to take over the family business, and the fifth is only 13 but already has some solid plans about what she wants to do.

    I do get a bit tired of the "Woe is me" attitude of some millennials.

    Good for you, Cloudbuster. Most of us millennials are not so fortunate as yours.

    And don’t give me that “millennials are just a bunch of whiners” crap. I don’t want to hear it. Have you ever looked at the math? On average, our opportunities are zilch compared to what the boomers had.

    Also, how much debt did your children have at graduation? What did they study?

    Getting a decent job, a house, a (not-feminist) wife, and a family are incredibly hard in this day and age. And, yes, it’s because of the Jews.

    That said, may your oldest rest in peace. Sorry to hear that.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    Also, how much debt did your children have at graduation? What did they study?

    Zero debt.

    Oldest was career army, studying engineering but died before he finished his degree

    Second is a surgical technician, associates degree.

    Third has an associates degree in auto mechanics, but that's not what he is doing.

    Last two haven't gone to any college or trade school yet.
  38. @Charles Pewitt

    Steve Bannon says the basic truth: White millennials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives. The society which they hoped to inherit, and which they had every right to inherit, has been stolen right out from under them by You Know Who. Bill Maher of course cuts him off with a ludicrous non-sequitur and then shouts him down. There’s the whole game in about 90 seconds.

     


    The question we face is the same one faced during the Bolshevik Red Terror, during the Holodomor, during the Weimar plundering of Germany, during the looting and plundering of Yeltsin’s Russia, during the looting and plundering of America right now as we speak, during the digital looting and plundering of the future. It’s always the same damn question, and it always, always, always starts with a J.

     

    The JEW QUESTION succinctly explained:

    Jews form a nation within a nation everywhere they reside. Can Jews ever be considered to be part of the larger nation in which they reside when they are genetically and culturally predisposed to put the interests of the Jew Nation over and above the interests of the larger nations in which they reside?

    It should, then, be clearly understood that the Jews everywhere form a nation within a nation; and that, although they live in France, in Germany, in England, they nevertheless do not ever become French or German or English. Rather, they remain Jews and nothing but Jews.

    – Jean-Etienne-Marie Portalis

  39. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    Good for you, Cloudbuster. Most of us millennials are not so fortunate as yours.

    And don't give me that "millennials are just a bunch of whiners" crap. I don't want to hear it. Have you ever looked at the math? On average, our opportunities are zilch compared to what the boomers had.

    Also, how much debt did your children have at graduation? What did they study?

    Getting a decent job, a house, a (not-feminist) wife, and a family are incredibly hard in this day and age. And, yes, it's because of the Jews.

    That said, may your oldest rest in peace. Sorry to hear that.

    Also, how much debt did your children have at graduation? What did they study?

    Zero debt.

    Oldest was career army, studying engineering but died before he finished his degree

    Second is a surgical technician, associates degree.

    Third has an associates degree in auto mechanics, but that’s not what he is doing.

    Last two haven’t gone to any college or trade school yet.

  40. @Talha

    and eats salads with a fork?
     
    Is there another way? I'm confused. Maybe I've been doing it wrong all this time...?

    Trump represented a new stance, and essentially put together a realignment of the electorate
     
    Sanders (and his movement and momentum) reminds me a lot of the Ron Paul supporters back in the day (obviously not in ideology, but in enthusiasm and organization and being a threat to the establishment). I know Trump picked up a lot of those guys...so I'm wondering if some outsider might not be able to come in (like Trump did) and pick those guys up in 2024 (assuming Bernie also stops trying to run due to age).

    Peace.

    You’re right, she eats salad with a comb:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/klobuchar-ate-her-salad-comb-report-says-n974746

    The episode happened in 2008 while the lawmaker was traveling with aides to South Carolina and a staffer bought a salad for Klobuchar while carrying bags through the airport, The New York Times reported.

    However, the aide forgot utensils and the flight had none on board, prompting Klobuchar to berate the aide and pull a comb from her bag to eat the salad, the paper reported citing four people familiar with the episode. Klobuchar then directed the aide to clean the comb after she had finished.

    Sounds more in Marie Antoinette/Imelda Marcos territory than Leader of the Free World.

    • Replies: @Talha

    You’re right, she eats salad with a comb:
     
    Pfffshwahahahaha!!!

    Plenty of time to turn on each other when it comes time to divide the spoils.
     
    This is one of the issues with the two party system. If we had more parties - like in Europe - there would be much more willingness to wheel and deal to make coalitions that are more representative of various people, but also need to figure out what they can and cannot compromise on to each their goals.

    Peace.
  41. @iffen
    If the Iowa results can be relied upon, Buttigieg blew wiped out the other candidates as the second choice of voters. When Warren drops out will Klobuchar be woke enough for them? Certainly she will get the "it's time for a woman" vote, but how large is that slice? If Biden drops out wouldn't his voters go to Buttigieg and Klobuchar? I don't see Bernie picking up additional support as candidates drop out.

    Iffen, your comment with it’s funny little correction made me realize that not only could Buttigieg be the next Bill Clinton, he could also be the next Monica Lewinsky.

  42. @Talha

    and eats salads with a fork?
     
    Is there another way? I'm confused. Maybe I've been doing it wrong all this time...?

    Trump represented a new stance, and essentially put together a realignment of the electorate
     
    Sanders (and his movement and momentum) reminds me a lot of the Ron Paul supporters back in the day (obviously not in ideology, but in enthusiasm and organization and being a threat to the establishment). I know Trump picked up a lot of those guys...so I'm wondering if some outsider might not be able to come in (like Trump did) and pick those guys up in 2024 (assuming Bernie also stops trying to run due to age).

    Peace.

    I’d love to see the populists (left and right) put aside their differences and stick it to the “Center” good and hard. Plenty of time to turn on each other when it comes time to divide the spoils. But that’s problem: the point of “JQ” and “misogyny” and “racism” and “Islamophobia” seems to be to keep everyone divided while the dividend checks keep coming in. . .

  43. @Tulip
    You're right, she eats salad with a comb:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/klobuchar-ate-her-salad-comb-report-says-n974746

    The episode happened in 2008 while the lawmaker was traveling with aides to South Carolina and a staffer bought a salad for Klobuchar while carrying bags through the airport, The New York Times reported.

    However, the aide forgot utensils and the flight had none on board, prompting Klobuchar to berate the aide and pull a comb from her bag to eat the salad, the paper reported citing four people familiar with the episode. Klobuchar then directed the aide to clean the comb after she had finished.
     
    Sounds more in Marie Antoinette/Imelda Marcos territory than Leader of the Free World.

    You’re right, she eats salad with a comb:

    Pfffshwahahahaha!!!

    Plenty of time to turn on each other when it comes time to divide the spoils.

    This is one of the issues with the two party system. If we had more parties – like in Europe – there would be much more willingness to wheel and deal to make coalitions that are more representative of various people, but also need to figure out what they can and cannot compromise on to each their goals.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Tusk
    All Anglosphere countries are unfortunately plagued by the disgusting two party system that keeps everyone boxed in nicely. I don't know what would be a good way to change it but certainly something needs to be done.
  44. “Pony Soldier . . .”

    The debate is on John Wayne or Tyrone Power film or both . . . inquiring minds want to know.

    ——————————–

    “They still have not accepted that Hillary lost.”

    Wait a minute, wait a minute . . . news flash . . .

    If there the democrats had selected a better set of issues m they would be in a much healthier state. At the moment the election is the executives to lose. And the fact that democrats have selected those issues is sad, because our current executive needs to some critical thinking work, in my view.

  45. @Talha

    You’re right, she eats salad with a comb:
     
    Pfffshwahahahaha!!!

    Plenty of time to turn on each other when it comes time to divide the spoils.
     
    This is one of the issues with the two party system. If we had more parties - like in Europe - there would be much more willingness to wheel and deal to make coalitions that are more representative of various people, but also need to figure out what they can and cannot compromise on to each their goals.

    Peace.

    All Anglosphere countries are unfortunately plagued by the disgusting two party system that keeps everyone boxed in nicely. I don’t know what would be a good way to change it but certainly something needs to be done.

    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @216
    Canada has three major parties, one separatist party, and an increasingly popular minor party.
  46. @Charles Pewitt

    – If Joe Biden folds up his campaign before South Carolina, where will black voters go? The most recent Quinnipiac national poll, taken after Iowa, shows Biden’s advantage among blacks down to a devastating plurality of just 27%. In second among blacks is Michael Bloomberg with 22%, followed by Sanders at 19%.

     

    Biden will win South Carolina by using the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY; Hillary Clinton used the same strategy to defeat Bernie Sanders in South Carolina in 2016. Hillary Clinton ain't no ways tired of the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY, but baby boomer fat ass Trump used the GERMAN STRATEGY to defeat Hillary Clinton for the presidential victory in 2016.

    Political experts are all very familiar with the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY and the GERMAN STRATEGY.

    AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY explained:

    The AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY is to win the votes of Black lady voters in the South and other areas of high Black population concentration. Hillary Clinton used the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY to fend of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democrat Party presidential primary campaign.

    GERMAN STRATEGY explained:

    The GERMAN STRATEGY is to win the votes of German Americans in the Great Lakes states in combination with the votes of Anglo-Celts in the Southern states. Trumpy put the cherry on top of the GERMAN STRATEGY by winning Florida with the votes of Anglo-Celts in the Northern portion of Florida in combination with the votes of the snowbirds from the Great Lakes states and the Northeast.

    The beautiful and lovely Black church ladies -- and conspicuously absent from church Black ladies -- don't give a rat's ass about what some crazy ass crackers in Iowa or New Hampshire do.

    New Hampshire and Iowa will be completely and totally forgotten by Monday, February 17.

    – Sanders has utterly dominated among young, poor, modestly educated white men up to this point.

     

    And this is precisely the White Bernie Bros Viking cohort that will storm out of the Democrat Party to the Green Party if Bernie Sanders is not the Democrat Party presidential nominee.

    My grand plan to destroy the rigged, corrupt two-party totalitarian political scam system in the USA is reliant on the Bernie Bros to abandon the upper middle class White slobs and the billionaires and the corporate interests and the foreign interests that control the Democrat Party and head for the sunny uplands of the proud and energetic Green Party.

    Once White Core Americans see how much fun and honor and decency the Bernie Bros are having by severing all ties with the disgusting crooked crooks in the Democrat Party, it will be that much easier for the White Core Americans to move away from baby boomer fat ass globalizer Trump and the disgusting Adelson whore crooked crooks in the Republican Party. These Whites will join and grow the new political party called White Core America.

    I still say Biden will win the Democrat Party presidential nomination; although I am not as confident as I was before that that decrepit boob Biden will pull it off.

    The best way to explain monetary policy and to win over younger, modest income, less well educated White voters is to offer a DEBT JUBILEE for all debt -- government and private.

    White Core America student loan debt extinguishment pledge and policy:

    The White Core America Pledge to defuse the student loan debt bomb is simple: complete extinguishment of all existing student loan debt and the repayment of all student loan debt ever paid plus 6 percent interest accrued for each year the debt was paid.

    Monetary Policy Must Benefit White Core Americans.

    White Core America will use the Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) to cut out the banker middle man and to restore honor and integrity and decency to all Americans -- especially young White Core Americans.

    The Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion will grant each American citizen with all blood ancestors born in colonial America or in the USA before 1924 the sum of ten thousand dollars a month — tax free.

    The Bernie Bros must be wedged away from the Democrat Party using any and all means which are plausibly deniable and somewhat ethical.

    The Cole Porter option to wedge the Bernie Bros away from the crooked crooks in the Democrat Party has been authorized by the White Core American High Command: ANYTHING GOES.

    I wondered if Biden’s poor showing in Iowa and New Hampshire made you adjust your Aunt Jemima strategy. I can see the answer is clearly no. So you don’t think the black church ladies in South Carolina (and many of the Super Tuesday states) are going to switch out Biden for another candidate?

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    I wondered if Biden’s poor showing in Iowa and New Hampshire made you adjust your Aunt Jemima strategy. I can see the answer is clearly no. So you don’t think the black church ladies in South Carolina (and many of the Super Tuesday states) are going to switch out Biden for another candidate?

     

    Biden will use the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY in combination with the GREEDY WHITE GEEZER STRATEGY to win the Democrat Party presidential nomination and then Biden will win the presidency.

    Now, I am not as confident in my premonitions as I was, but I'm sticking with it because it fits my larger political purpose: The continued formation and massive growth of the new political party called White Core America.

    Succinctly now:

    Biden is the presumptive Democrat Party presidential primary nominee on March 3; The Bernie Bros and the Bernie Broads bolt the Dems and join up with the Green Party; Millions of European Christian Americans, tired of Trump's lies and anti-White policies, see how much fun and spiritual joy the Bernie people are having in the Green Party and they join the new political party called White Core America.

    Two good New York Times articles about the fight for Black votes in the Democrat Party presidential primary and the shady money being deployed behind the scenes to wrest the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY votes away from Biden:

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1227662162061119495?s=20

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1227925435092213760?s=20
  47. @Talha

    and eats salads with a fork?
     
    Is there another way? I'm confused. Maybe I've been doing it wrong all this time...?

    Trump represented a new stance, and essentially put together a realignment of the electorate
     
    Sanders (and his movement and momentum) reminds me a lot of the Ron Paul supporters back in the day (obviously not in ideology, but in enthusiasm and organization and being a threat to the establishment). I know Trump picked up a lot of those guys...so I'm wondering if some outsider might not be able to come in (like Trump did) and pick those guys up in 2024 (assuming Bernie also stops trying to run due to age).

    Peace.

    I do not buy the idea that Sanders cannot win. The pre-2015 Overton Window is dead, yet our political elite seems not to have noticed. I think if Sanders is nominated, he can beat Trump if he’s not either damaged beyond repair in the Democratic nomination process (whether through being forced to promise candidacy-killing policies or through knife-fighting) or if Bloomberg doesn’t go maverick and launch a third campaign. As I’ve stated all along, Trump’s willingness to court the GOP Establishment when it wasn’t at all necessary to do so is going to come back to haunt him this year. People did not vote for Trump for tax cuts.

    Those are two huge ifs, granted, but they aren’t impossible ones. The people who gave Trump victory in 2016 will support him over guys like Bloomberg, but against Sanders, the jury is out. And a Trump vs. Sanders campaign has pretty big implications. For one thing, it means that the age of projecting American military power casually for interventionist aims is over, no matter who wins. The Donald will have little incentive to court old-fashioned hawk opinion if facing Sanders, and after the whole impeachment experience, I doubt he’d be inclined to, anyway. (Trump’s no deep thinker, but one thing he does understand is vengeance.) It also means that the nature of the unelected blob in the Beltway can no longer be plausibly denied.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Another disillusioned trump 2016 voter here. I am fine with federal income tax cuts and expected trump to enact some, as I imagine did most of his supporters based on his comments and his coalition — but what we wanted was unambiguous substantial tax cuts for our families and for the great bulk of people who are net income-taxpayers (in practice, roughly the 50th through 95th percentile of income earners, after factoring in the Earned Income Tax Credit).

    NOT for the very top income bracket, where such a disproportionate number of our amoral or perverse, unpatriotic, nonproductive lawyers, financiers, bankers, currency speculators, and various nation-less corporate scumbags are found.

    As for foreign policy, I do not at all share the optimism about a trump-sanders race putting an end to the warmongering establishment’s grip on our country. Trump could probably paint sanders as a dangerously unrealistic pacifist. Not as effective as in past cycles, but enough to squeak by again. Sigh....

  48. @A123

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html
     
    The New York Dhimmi Times is a core component of the Fake Stream Media. They are lying.

    Trump is 100% legally and morally right getting rid of seditious traitors who attempted to overthrow the U.S. Constiution. Cleaning out Obama holdovers that form the Deep State is necessary for the good of the country.

    Those who served support Trump's actions, because Vindman has been a problem for years. (1)


    I think a lot of the folks that I know, when this all started, those that knew him when he was going through Ranger School said that he [Vindman] was a chow thief in Ranger School and couldn’t be trusted, and they tried peering him out. And they said, “Well I guess it hasn’t changed much.”
     
    If there is a fault, it is Trump is being too kind. Vindman should be tried, spend 20+ years in Levenworth, and be dishonorably discharged.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/medal-of-honor-recipient-leroy-petry-defends-trumps-firing-of-vindman/

    My opinion of Donald Trump can be charitably described as cynical on a good day. But the moment I saw the Fourth Estate (Defenders of Freedom and Justice, TM) argue that CreepyState bureaucrats are now and always have been paragons of republican virtue was when I was reminded that he still pisses off the right people.

    I’m genuinely shocked that more people don’t find the implication that the President’s duty is to carry out their foreign policy rather than his own (and that going against what they want is criminal) disturbing. If the lefties don’t think this is going to apply to Sanders every bit as much as Trump, they are in for a rude surprise.

  49. @A123
    Focusing attention on Ukraine was certainly an error. Multiple elite Dem families (Biden, Kerry, Clinton...) have abused their power and connections there to gain personal wealth.

    The DNC has an even deeper problem. They still have not accepted that Hillary lost. They are mentally inflexible, trapped in pursuit of perfect PC/SJW purity. Unless they change course to become more acceptable to Christians, they will continue to slide towards irrelevancy in U.S. Elections.

    PEACE 😇

    Why would this be so, if an ever-increasing percentage of Americans are not christians?

    Descendants of Christians in the USA are increasingly atheists or agnostics and not infrequently dismissive of religion and religious people. I’m not happy about this, on balance, just saying it is happening.

    Add in the small but annually growing number of Muslims, Hindus, and nonChristian Chinese with US citizenship, and I doubt that they need to be all that worried about offending Christians pretty soon (in most States).

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    White Christians are already a minority of the population (though hopefully and presumably not yet a minority of the electorate):

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/white-christians-now-minority-u-s-population-survey-says

    And those identifying as christian, of any race, declined quickly just from 2007 to 2017 according to this survey:

    https://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2017/04/07092755/FULL-REPORT-WITH-APPENDIXES-A-AND-B-APRIL-3.pdf
  50. @RadicalCenter
    Why would this be so, if an ever-increasing percentage of Americans are not christians?

    Descendants of Christians in the USA are increasingly atheists or agnostics and not infrequently dismissive of religion and religious people. I’m not happy about this, on balance, just saying it is happening.

    Add in the small but annually growing number of Muslims, Hindus, and nonChristian Chinese with US citizenship, and I doubt that they need to be all that worried about offending Christians pretty soon (in most States).

    White Christians are already a minority of the population (though hopefully and presumably not yet a minority of the electorate):

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/white-christians-now-minority-u-s-population-survey-says

    And those identifying as christian, of any race, declined quickly just from 2007 to 2017 according to this survey:

    https://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2017/04/07092755/FULL-REPORT-WITH-APPENDIXES-A-AND-B-APRIL-3.pdf

  51. @nebulafox
    I do not buy the idea that Sanders cannot win. The pre-2015 Overton Window is dead, yet our political elite seems not to have noticed. I think if Sanders is nominated, he can beat Trump if he's not either damaged beyond repair in the Democratic nomination process (whether through being forced to promise candidacy-killing policies or through knife-fighting) or if Bloomberg doesn't go maverick and launch a third campaign. As I've stated all along, Trump's willingness to court the GOP Establishment when it wasn't at all necessary to do so is going to come back to haunt him this year. People did not vote for Trump for tax cuts.

    Those are two huge ifs, granted, but they aren't impossible ones. The people who gave Trump victory in 2016 will support him over guys like Bloomberg, but against Sanders, the jury is out. And a Trump vs. Sanders campaign has pretty big implications. For one thing, it means that the age of projecting American military power casually for interventionist aims is over, no matter who wins. The Donald will have little incentive to court old-fashioned hawk opinion if facing Sanders, and after the whole impeachment experience, I doubt he'd be inclined to, anyway. (Trump's no deep thinker, but one thing he does understand is vengeance.) It also means that the nature of the unelected blob in the Beltway can no longer be plausibly denied.

    Another disillusioned trump 2016 voter here. I am fine with federal income tax cuts and expected trump to enact some, as I imagine did most of his supporters based on his comments and his coalition — but what we wanted was unambiguous substantial tax cuts for our families and for the great bulk of people who are net income-taxpayers (in practice, roughly the 50th through 95th percentile of income earners, after factoring in the Earned Income Tax Credit).

    NOT for the very top income bracket, where such a disproportionate number of our amoral or perverse, unpatriotic, nonproductive lawyers, financiers, bankers, currency speculators, and various nation-less corporate scumbags are found.

    As for foreign policy, I do not at all share the optimism about a trump-sanders race putting an end to the warmongering establishment’s grip on our country. Trump could probably paint sanders as a dangerously unrealistic pacifist. Not as effective as in past cycles, but enough to squeak by again. Sigh….

    • Replies: @216
    Trump has tried to make a lot of hay out of a "military buildup", which if anything is just largesse shoveled into the contractor pit. I think compensation also went up.

    The F-35 still has problems, and the new carriers can't operate F-35s without more modifications.

    Polling also indicates that Trump is more popular with enlisted than with officers, probably the first GOP president in history to achieve (?) this.

    And no one is voting for him because of a Space Force, otoh, an actual plan for a Moon-Mars landing might pick up some votes in Florida.

    The central problem is the "Boomers or Bust" strategy.
  52. @Tusk
    All Anglosphere countries are unfortunately plagued by the disgusting two party system that keeps everyone boxed in nicely. I don't know what would be a good way to change it but certainly something needs to be done.

    Canada has three major parties, one separatist party, and an increasingly popular minor party.

  53. @RadicalCenter
    Another disillusioned trump 2016 voter here. I am fine with federal income tax cuts and expected trump to enact some, as I imagine did most of his supporters based on his comments and his coalition — but what we wanted was unambiguous substantial tax cuts for our families and for the great bulk of people who are net income-taxpayers (in practice, roughly the 50th through 95th percentile of income earners, after factoring in the Earned Income Tax Credit).

    NOT for the very top income bracket, where such a disproportionate number of our amoral or perverse, unpatriotic, nonproductive lawyers, financiers, bankers, currency speculators, and various nation-less corporate scumbags are found.

    As for foreign policy, I do not at all share the optimism about a trump-sanders race putting an end to the warmongering establishment’s grip on our country. Trump could probably paint sanders as a dangerously unrealistic pacifist. Not as effective as in past cycles, but enough to squeak by again. Sigh....

    Trump has tried to make a lot of hay out of a “military buildup”, which if anything is just largesse shoveled into the contractor pit. I think compensation also went up.

    The F-35 still has problems, and the new carriers can’t operate F-35s without more modifications.

    Polling also indicates that Trump is more popular with enlisted than with officers, probably the first GOP president in history to achieve (?) this.

    And no one is voting for him because of a Space Force, otoh, an actual plan for a Moon-Mars landing might pick up some votes in Florida.

    The central problem is the “Boomers or Bust” strategy.

  54. “Why would this be so, if an ever-increasing percentage of Americans are not christians?”

    It is not that US citizens are not claiming to be christians. they ate no longer attending mainstream churches or going in numbers they once were.

    • Replies: @A123

    It is not that US citizens are not claiming to be christians. they ate no longer attending mainstream churches or going in numbers they once were.
     
    Yes. Thank you. I was trying to wrap words around that idea.

    Ultra-left Globalism has contaminated parts of the U.S. (and Global) ecumenical landscape. Christians do not want to support sects that stand against Christian values. Methodists have had highly visible battles in the U.S. And, most other branches have similar issues.

    The decline in attendance is easily misunderstood. It is an indicator of "churches" turning against God, not U.S. Citizens becoming less Christian.

    PEACE 😇

  55. @Jay Fink
    I wondered if Biden's poor showing in Iowa and New Hampshire made you adjust your Aunt Jemima strategy. I can see the answer is clearly no. So you don't think the black church ladies in South Carolina (and many of the Super Tuesday states) are going to switch out Biden for another candidate?

    I wondered if Biden’s poor showing in Iowa and New Hampshire made you adjust your Aunt Jemima strategy. I can see the answer is clearly no. So you don’t think the black church ladies in South Carolina (and many of the Super Tuesday states) are going to switch out Biden for another candidate?

    Biden will use the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY in combination with the GREEDY WHITE GEEZER STRATEGY to win the Democrat Party presidential nomination and then Biden will win the presidency.

    Now, I am not as confident in my premonitions as I was, but I’m sticking with it because it fits my larger political purpose: The continued formation and massive growth of the new political party called White Core America.

    Succinctly now:

    Biden is the presumptive Democrat Party presidential primary nominee on March 3; The Bernie Bros and the Bernie Broads bolt the Dems and join up with the Green Party; Millions of European Christian Americans, tired of Trump’s lies and anti-White policies, see how much fun and spiritual joy the Bernie people are having in the Green Party and they join the new political party called White Core America.

    Two good New York Times articles about the fight for Black votes in the Democrat Party presidential primary and the shady money being deployed behind the scenes to wrest the AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY votes away from Biden:

  56. @EliteCommInc.
    "Why would this be so, if an ever-increasing percentage of Americans are not christians?"


    It is not that US citizens are not claiming to be christians. they ate no longer attending mainstream churches or going in numbers they once were.

    It is not that US citizens are not claiming to be christians. they ate no longer attending mainstream churches or going in numbers they once were.

    Yes. Thank you. I was trying to wrap words around that idea.

    Ultra-left Globalism has contaminated parts of the U.S. (and Global) ecumenical landscape. Christians do not want to support sects that stand against Christian values. Methodists have had highly visible battles in the U.S. And, most other branches have similar issues.

    The decline in attendance is easily misunderstood. It is an indicator of “churches” turning against God, not U.S. Citizens becoming less Christian.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @dfordoom

    The decline in attendance is easily misunderstood. It is an indicator of “churches” turning against God, not U.S. Citizens becoming less Christian.
     
    It is almost certain though that both things are happening at the same time. That churches are turning against God, and people throughout the West are turning away from Christianity. It's happened later in the US but the gradual abandonment of Christianity seems likely to be as unstoppable in the US as it has been everywhere else.

    Capitalism, consumerism, democracy, mass media, the cult of science, liberalism - these are the forces that are crushing religion throughout the world. So far no religion has been able to resist the onslaught.
  57. “Is Joaquin Phoenix trolling?”

    What does it matter? He is one in a long line of unworthy celebrities who take themselves way too seriously. Here’s a better question: Is Joaquin Phoenix a useful human in a way, shape or form? Or is he just another entitled jewish sociopath projecting his own weirdness onto the masses?

    Yeah, I know, he was in the greatest movie of all time: Gladiator.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    Touche.

    I'll defend it by noting that another fault line in the civil war the coalition of the fringes that doesn't get talked about too much is environmentalism/animal rights vs the POC ascendancy, and this touched on that.
  58. Yeah, I know, he was in the greatest movie of all time: Gladiator.

    Type casting?

  59. Laughing VP Biden needs black votes and the other candidates can just dismiss them . . .

    all 34.5 million votes they can do without.

    Laughing.

  60. “Ultra-left Globalism has contaminated parts of the U.S. (and Global) ecumenical landscape. ”

    Uhh, more like Miss Coulter’s pals those who have chosen a same sex life-style. That issue is rocking churches . . . second only to women’s demand to be pastors . . . fundamentalists have actually acknowledged supporting discrimination against blacks — their solution import mexicans — on common ground with Unz Review.

  61. @A123

    It is not that US citizens are not claiming to be christians. they ate no longer attending mainstream churches or going in numbers they once were.
     
    Yes. Thank you. I was trying to wrap words around that idea.

    Ultra-left Globalism has contaminated parts of the U.S. (and Global) ecumenical landscape. Christians do not want to support sects that stand against Christian values. Methodists have had highly visible battles in the U.S. And, most other branches have similar issues.

    The decline in attendance is easily misunderstood. It is an indicator of "churches" turning against God, not U.S. Citizens becoming less Christian.

    PEACE 😇

    The decline in attendance is easily misunderstood. It is an indicator of “churches” turning against God, not U.S. Citizens becoming less Christian.

    It is almost certain though that both things are happening at the same time. That churches are turning against God, and people throughout the West are turning away from Christianity. It’s happened later in the US but the gradual abandonment of Christianity seems likely to be as unstoppable in the US as it has been everywhere else.

    Capitalism, consumerism, democracy, mass media, the cult of science, liberalism – these are the forces that are crushing religion throughout the world. So far no religion has been able to resist the onslaught.

  62. “It is almost certain though that both things are happening at the same time. That churches are turning against God, and people throughout the West are turning away from Christianity.”

    Perhaps,

    I missed something. The turn on world or global maybe;s and applying it to the US is bad form.

    “The U.S. remains strongly Christian, the Pew study said, noting that in 2014 there were 173 million Christians, or around 70 percent of people in a population of 245 million adults. But that is down by an estimated 5 million Christians and an 8-percentage-point population share since 2007, when Pew reported some 178 million Christians or 78 percent of the smaller 227 million-adult populace.”

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/12/evangelicals-holding-strong-despite-shrinking-chri/?utm_source=GOOGLE&utm_medium=cpc&utm_id=chacka&utm_campaign=TWT+-+DSA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiO6e2_bQ5wIVVRh9Ch2Y3wneEAAYAiAAEgLJ0PD_BwE

    https://www.holyart.com/blog/mind-blowing-statistics-christianity-need-know/

    ———————————————-

    Here’s how the fame is played

    “Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in 2009. And one-in-five adults (20%) are Catholic, down from 23% in 2009. Meanwhile, all subsets of the religiously unaffiliated population – a group also known as religious “nones” – have seen their numbers swell. Self-described atheists now account for 4% of U.S. adults, up modestly but significantly from 2% in 2009; agnostics make up 5% of U.S. adults, up from 3% a decade ago; and 17% of Americans now describe their religion as “nothing in particular,” up from 12% in 2009. Members of non-Christian religions also have grown modestly as a share of the adult population”

    Note the measure is to denomination — something very different than are you christian.

    https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/

    In ten year the people who might identify as christians is gown 8% Some 78% still claim to be christian. I bet its higher.

    • Replies: @dfordoom

    In ten year the people who might identify as christians is down 8%

     

    An 8% decline in just a decade is pretty spectacular.

    Some 78% still claim to be christian.
     
    Claim to be. The same process is happening in the US as happened elsewhere. As Christianity first begins to lose ground most people still identify as Christian even though they are not Christian in any meaningful sense. As the decline continues the social pressure to continue to claim to be Christian gradually diminishes and more and more of the indifferent come out of the closet and identify openly as agnostic.

    An age breakdown would be really interesting. If the decline is occurring (as I strongly suspect it is) mostly among younger age groups then Christianity is as doomed in the US as it has been everywhere else.

    But 8% is a decade is a savage drop.
  63. @EliteCommInc.
    "It is almost certain though that both things are happening at the same time. That churches are turning against God, and people throughout the West are turning away from Christianity."


    Perhaps,

    I missed something. The turn on world or global maybe;s and applying it to the US is bad form.


    "The U.S. remains strongly Christian, the Pew study said, noting that in 2014 there were 173 million Christians, or around 70 percent of people in a population of 245 million adults. But that is down by an estimated 5 million Christians and an 8-percentage-point population share since 2007, when Pew reported some 178 million Christians or 78 percent of the smaller 227 million-adult populace."

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/12/evangelicals-holding-strong-despite-shrinking-chri/?utm_source=GOOGLE&utm_medium=cpc&utm_id=chacka&utm_campaign=TWT+-+DSA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiO6e2_bQ5wIVVRh9Ch2Y3wneEAAYAiAAEgLJ0PD_BwE


    https://www.holyart.com/blog/mind-blowing-statistics-christianity-need-know/

    ----------------------------------------------


    Here's how the fame is played


    "Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in 2009. And one-in-five adults (20%) are Catholic, down from 23% in 2009. Meanwhile, all subsets of the religiously unaffiliated population – a group also known as religious “nones” – have seen their numbers swell. Self-described atheists now account for 4% of U.S. adults, up modestly but significantly from 2% in 2009; agnostics make up 5% of U.S. adults, up from 3% a decade ago; and 17% of Americans now describe their religion as “nothing in particular,” up from 12% in 2009. Members of non-Christian religions also have grown modestly as a share of the adult population"


    Note the measure is to denomination --- something very different than are you christian.

    https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/

    In ten year the people who might identify as christians is gown 8% Some 78% still claim to be christian. I bet its higher.

    In ten year the people who might identify as christians is down 8%

    An 8% decline in just a decade is pretty spectacular.

    Some 78% still claim to be christian.

    Claim to be. The same process is happening in the US as happened elsewhere. As Christianity first begins to lose ground most people still identify as Christian even though they are not Christian in any meaningful sense. As the decline continues the social pressure to continue to claim to be Christian gradually diminishes and more and more of the indifferent come out of the closet and identify openly as agnostic.

    An age breakdown would be really interesting. If the decline is occurring (as I strongly suspect it is) mostly among younger age groups then Christianity is as doomed in the US as it has been everywhere else.

    But 8% is a decade is a savage drop.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    There are two things happening here. Yes, there has been a massive decline in the number of people identifying as Christian. However, for the remaining Christians, being Christian has become much more salient.

    I see this in the Catholic Church - even as the number of “Catholics”* has declined (setting aside Hispanics), I have seen a significant increase in “trad” Catholics and homeschooling Catholics. And the younger priests who are taking over parishes and the lower spectrum of the clerical hierarchy are more orthodox and politically conservative.

    *Often “cradle” Catholics who were CINO - identifying as such for Ethnologie-cultural reasons, but not following most of the doctrines.

    I think, long-term, this trend will make Christians more doctrinaire and cohesive, and therefore make them politically more potent, not less. A committed and unified minority often beats a divided and apathetic majority in politics.
    , @Audacious Epigone
    I did a three-post series called "Post-Christian America" in 2015, but when it was ported over from blogger, the graphics got screwed up. I'll give it an update, thanks.
  64. Notice what it based on

    1. random survey question of people walking the street and

    2. church attendance.

    The accuracy juxtaposed against whether people are christian — over ten years hardly warrants a spectacular reference.

  65. correction:

    Notice what it is based on

  66. @Cloudbuster
    Phoenix is

    A. Trolling
    B. An idiot.
    C. On drugs.

    Select all that apply.

    Maybe he’s just ahead of the curve.

    I’ve been wondering for awhile if animal rights will ever become the next step on the leftist purity spiral staircase. It’s got so much pathos, as AK said, but then again animals are such a weak political block. The future of animal rights might help shed light on whether post 1960s leftism is best seen as a purity spiral phenomenon or if it’s mainly good old ethnic conflict.

  67. @iffen
    If the Iowa results can be relied upon, Buttigieg blew wiped out the other candidates as the second choice of voters. When Warren drops out will Klobuchar be woke enough for them? Certainly she will get the "it's time for a woman" vote, but how large is that slice? If Biden drops out wouldn't his voters go to Buttigieg and Klobuchar? I don't see Bernie picking up additional support as candidates drop out.

    Sanders will have to win something close to a majority of votes down the stretch. A plurality won’t do. They won’t let him have it at the convention with a plurality. Delegates aren’t quite apportioned by vote share, but it’s pretty close.

    • Replies: @iffen
    Delegates aren’t quite apportioned by vote share, but it’s pretty close.

    Maybe there's an expert on the rules in your commentariat, but I think the threshold rule, usually 15% in most of the states, should work to his advantage. Dream scenario from "our" view is that Bernie arrives with the largest bloc, but not a majority. There are a lot of unknowns that we don't know. Warren and the B, B, B & K swamp don't actually have any delegates yet. All members of the B, B, B & K swamp will release their delegates for a member of the firm in exchange for .... If Warren has any delegates, her true self will rule and she will likely release hers to Klobuchar, assuming she is still viable at the convention (identity politics over policy). Then the superdelegates will push the establishment choice over the top in the 2nd round. Bernie Bros, the most woke and many blacks will stay home on election day.

  68. @Nodwink
    2020 seems like a 2016 redux. When Trump started taking control of the Republican primaries, you had a lot of denial from the elite media: endless predictions of Trump running out of steam, the belief that "sensible" Republicans would set things straight, that some other GOP candidate would burst out of the pack and nab Trump on the line, and so on. An endless stream of wishful thinking. There is also whining about how mean Bernie Bros are ("deplorables").

    Now, Bernie has some stiff opposition (and literally billions of dollars) against him, but he has won NH, and won the popular count in Iowa. Could the people here saying that Bernie can't win give a reason why this is the case? Even Nate Silver - who clearly dislikes Sanders - rates his chances pretty highly.

    Anyhow, if you were wondering how mad Bernie is making some people in the liberal media...

    https://twitter.com/GeoffMiami/status/1227453449538850817

    Generally agree, though there are two big differences:

    1) The media boosted Trump early on. By the time they realized he had a real shot, he’d become too powerful to undercut. The media has never pretended to want Sanders. Sanders has never had the national polling dominance that Trump had from the summer of 2015 all the way through to the RNC.

    2) Black voters. If he wins South Carolina, he’ll be unstoppable at that point.

  69. @Audacious Epigone
    Sanders will have to win something close to a majority of votes down the stretch. A plurality won't do. They won't let him have it at the convention with a plurality. Delegates aren't quite apportioned by vote share, but it's pretty close.

    Delegates aren’t quite apportioned by vote share, but it’s pretty close.

    Maybe there’s an expert on the rules in your commentariat, but I think the threshold rule, usually 15% in most of the states, should work to his advantage. Dream scenario from “our” view is that Bernie arrives with the largest bloc, but not a majority. There are a lot of unknowns that we don’t know. Warren and the B, B, B & K swamp don’t actually have any delegates yet. All members of the B, B, B & K swamp will release their delegates for a member of the firm in exchange for …. If Warren has any delegates, her true self will rule and she will likely release hers to Klobuchar, assuming she is still viable at the convention (identity politics over policy). Then the superdelegates will push the establishment choice over the top in the 2nd round. Bernie Bros, the most woke and many blacks will stay home on election day.

    • Replies: @iffen
    don’t actually have any delegates yet.

    I forgot Buttigieg and Klobuchar picked up a few in NH, not to mention Butigieg's from Iowa.
  70. @iffen
    Delegates aren’t quite apportioned by vote share, but it’s pretty close.

    Maybe there's an expert on the rules in your commentariat, but I think the threshold rule, usually 15% in most of the states, should work to his advantage. Dream scenario from "our" view is that Bernie arrives with the largest bloc, but not a majority. There are a lot of unknowns that we don't know. Warren and the B, B, B & K swamp don't actually have any delegates yet. All members of the B, B, B & K swamp will release their delegates for a member of the firm in exchange for .... If Warren has any delegates, her true self will rule and she will likely release hers to Klobuchar, assuming she is still viable at the convention (identity politics over policy). Then the superdelegates will push the establishment choice over the top in the 2nd round. Bernie Bros, the most woke and many blacks will stay home on election day.

    don’t actually have any delegates yet.

    I forgot Buttigieg and Klobuchar picked up a few in NH, not to mention Butigieg’s from Iowa.

  71. @dfordoom

    In ten year the people who might identify as christians is down 8%

     

    An 8% decline in just a decade is pretty spectacular.

    Some 78% still claim to be christian.
     
    Claim to be. The same process is happening in the US as happened elsewhere. As Christianity first begins to lose ground most people still identify as Christian even though they are not Christian in any meaningful sense. As the decline continues the social pressure to continue to claim to be Christian gradually diminishes and more and more of the indifferent come out of the closet and identify openly as agnostic.

    An age breakdown would be really interesting. If the decline is occurring (as I strongly suspect it is) mostly among younger age groups then Christianity is as doomed in the US as it has been everywhere else.

    But 8% is a decade is a savage drop.

    There are two things happening here. Yes, there has been a massive decline in the number of people identifying as Christian. However, for the remaining Christians, being Christian has become much more salient.

    I see this in the Catholic Church – even as the number of “Catholics”* has declined (setting aside Hispanics), I have seen a significant increase in “trad” Catholics and homeschooling Catholics. And the younger priests who are taking over parishes and the lower spectrum of the clerical hierarchy are more orthodox and politically conservative.

    *Often “cradle” Catholics who were CINO – identifying as such for Ethnologie-cultural reasons, but not following most of the doctrines.

    I think, long-term, this trend will make Christians more doctrinaire and cohesive, and therefore make them politically more potent, not less. A committed and unified minority often beats a divided and apathetic majority in politics.

  72. @Mikey D.
    I'm continually surprised by how much this primary is... surprising me. Like Audacious, I was sure Harris was a shoe-in. After she fell apart, I just knew Biden was going to take it. Now... now I'm happy to admit I don't have a clue!

    The real question is which would be more advantageous for Trump in a general:

    Facing Biden, who may be able to hoodwink foolish older voters with his phoney "I'm a moderate" schtick, but who's win will undoubtedly infuriate a massive chunk of Sanders supporters beyond recovery.

    OR

    Facing Sanders, who automatically alienates half of the democrat donor base even if his 'free stuff' appeal may drive youth turnout. There's also a good chunk of older voters, who are much more reliable at turning out and voting, who refuse to vote for those dirty socialists.

    My sense is Sanders’ old support for communism will be used to great effect by the GOP with older independents, and so will be the easier matchup for Trump than Biden. But I’ve been reduced to needing Bloomberg to buy up black support and then get the nomination as a result to salvage my meta prediction for 2020, so take my augury with a flat of salt.

    • Replies: @iffen
    needing Bloomberg to buy up black support and then get the nomination

    Won't this wake people up? How long can this go on?
  73. @Audacious Epigone
    My sense is Sanders' old support for communism will be used to great effect by the GOP with older independents, and so will be the easier matchup for Trump than Biden. But I've been reduced to needing Bloomberg to buy up black support and then get the nomination as a result to salvage my meta prediction for 2020, so take my augury with a flat of salt.

    needing Bloomberg to buy up black support and then get the nomination

    Won’t this wake people up? How long can this go on?

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    I suppose Bloomberg's method is especially blatant, but all politics is like this to some degree.
  74. @Cloudbuster
    White millenials are the equivalent of Russian serfs: they own nothing, they can own nothing, they never will own anything, it is now mathematically impossible for them to ever own anything or to build decent lives.

    Weird, my oldest two children are millennials (the oldest recently deceased). Both own(ed) lots of things and have great lives. My oldest's widow and son are virtually set for life because of all the good financial decisions he made. The second oldest has a great job and owns three houses (two are investment properties).

    The next child, a Gen Z'er, owns his own really nice house, has a great wife and daughter and a solid job.

    The youngest two are still not really out in the world yet, but I'm not worried about them. Child number four seems likely to take over the family business, and the fifth is only 13 but already has some solid plans about what she wants to do.

    I do get a bit tired of the "Woe is me" attitude of some millennials.

    Your children probably all have IQs over 115. For those in the double-digits, there simply is no way to replicate anything close to the sort of success your millennial children have had. That’s the big change from when the baby boomers were coming of age.

  75. @MikeatMikedotMike
    "Is Joaquin Phoenix trolling?"

    What does it matter? He is one in a long line of unworthy celebrities who take themselves way too seriously. Here's a better question: Is Joaquin Phoenix a useful human in a way, shape or form? Or is he just another entitled jewish sociopath projecting his own weirdness onto the masses?

    Yeah, I know, he was in the greatest movie of all time: Gladiator.

    Touche.

    I’ll defend it by noting that another fault line in the civil war the coalition of the fringes that doesn’t get talked about too much is environmentalism/animal rights vs the POC ascendancy, and this touched on that.

  76. @dfordoom

    In ten year the people who might identify as christians is down 8%

     

    An 8% decline in just a decade is pretty spectacular.

    Some 78% still claim to be christian.
     
    Claim to be. The same process is happening in the US as happened elsewhere. As Christianity first begins to lose ground most people still identify as Christian even though they are not Christian in any meaningful sense. As the decline continues the social pressure to continue to claim to be Christian gradually diminishes and more and more of the indifferent come out of the closet and identify openly as agnostic.

    An age breakdown would be really interesting. If the decline is occurring (as I strongly suspect it is) mostly among younger age groups then Christianity is as doomed in the US as it has been everywhere else.

    But 8% is a decade is a savage drop.

    I did a three-post series called “Post-Christian America” in 2015, but when it was ported over from blogger, the graphics got screwed up. I’ll give it an update, thanks.

    • Replies: @dfordoom

    I did a three-post series called “Post-Christian America” in 2015, but when it was ported over from blogger, the graphics got screwed up. I’ll give it an update, thanks.
     
    That would be great.
  77. @Audacious Epigone
    I did a three-post series called "Post-Christian America" in 2015, but when it was ported over from blogger, the graphics got screwed up. I'll give it an update, thanks.

    I did a three-post series called “Post-Christian America” in 2015, but when it was ported over from blogger, the graphics got screwed up. I’ll give it an update, thanks.

    That would be great.

  78. @iffen
    needing Bloomberg to buy up black support and then get the nomination

    Won't this wake people up? How long can this go on?

    I suppose Bloomberg’s method is especially blatant, but all politics is like this to some degree.

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