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I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I’m a little worried about Donald Trump. I’m worried he may be on the verge of a sudden, major heart attack, or a stroke, or a fatal golfing accident.

Food poisoning is another possibility. Or he could overdose on prescription medication. A tanning bed mishap is not out of the question.

He could accidentally hang himself during autoerotic asphyxiation, or get shot by a lone-wolf white supremacist terrorist trying to start the RaHoWa. The Russians could spray him with that Novichok perfume.

There are any number of ways he could snuff it.

I don’t mean to sound alarmist, but the Resistance is running out of non-lethal options for removing Donald Trump from office. Here they are, in no particular order …

Resistance Non-Lethal Option No. 1

Resistance Non-Lethal Option No. 1 is winning the 2020 election, which isn’t looking very promising. The Democratic Party is in shambles. According to the polls, their current front-runner is a senile, hair-sniffing, finger-sucking freak who never met a credit card company or a healthcare lobbyist he didn’t like, and who rivals even Donald Trump when it comes to incoherent babbling.

Yes, that’s right, folks, it’s “Smilin’ Joe” Biden, vanquisher of the razor-wielding, swimming-pool-gangster “Corn Pop” to the rescue! As far as I’ve been able to gather, the plan is for Joe to out-“crazy” Trump (and thus win back the “bull goose loony” demographic) by going completely off his medication and having a series of scary-looking petit mal seizures on national television.

That is, unless the impossible happens, and Biden is vanquished by Bernie Sanders (a/k/a “The Magic Socialist”), who Democratic Party bigwigs would sooner publicly immolate themselves than nominate, and who the corporate media are already accusing of being a lying, sexist. communist, crypto-Trump-loving, Jew-hating Jew.

Sanders, it seems, has gone totally “native.” He’s out there, in the heart of the American darkness, like a geriatric Colonel Kurz, operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. According to the latest reconnaissance, he is building another “revolutionary” army of fanatical, doped-up, hacky-sacking “socialists” that he will lead into the convention in July and deliver to Biden, or Elizabeth Warren, or whichever soulless corporate puppet the party honchos eventually nominate, and then obsequiously stump for them for the next five months. (Or, who knows, maybe Michael Bloomberg will put the Democrats out of their misery and just buy the party and nominate himself.)

The “Crush Bernie” movement is just getting started, but you can tell the Resistance isn’t screwing around. Hillary Clinton just officially launched her national “Nobody Likes Bernie” campaign at the star-studded 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Influential Jewish journalists like Bari Weiss and Jeffrey Goldberg, and Ronald Lauder’s newly-founded Anti-Semitism Accountability Project, have been Hitlerizing him, or, rather, Corbynizing him. Obama has promised to “stop him,” if necessary. MSNBC anchor Joy Reid brought on a professional “body language expert” to phrenologize Sanders “live” on the air … and, as I said, they’re just getting started.

In any event, no matter who they nominate, they have no chance of winning in November. How could they, given the total stranglehold the Russians now have on American democracy? As Adam Schiff just reminded everyone, unless Donald Trump is removed from office, “we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” because at any moment Putin could order Trump to pressure the Ukrainian president into investigating Biden’s son’s corruption by refusing to fund the Ukrainian military’s resistance to Putin’s secret plot to occupy the entire Ukraine and use it as a covert base from which to launch an all-out thermonuclear war against the United States (which Putin already controls through his puppet, Trump, and his network of nefarious Facebook bots, which, according to this expert on NPR, are already brainwashing gullible Black people into voting for Bernie Sanders this time, or at least refusing to vote for Biden, like they refused to vote for Hillary last time … which, OK, I know, that sounds kind of racist, but we’re talking NPR here, folks. These people aren’t racists. They’re liberals!)

OK, I got a little lost there … the point is, if the election goes ahead, and Trump doesn’t have an embolism or something, odds are, we’re looking at four more years of Putin-Nazi occupation. Which brings us to …

Non-Lethal Option No. 2

Resistance Non-Lethal Option No. 2 is, of course, the current impeachment circus. I don’t even know where to start with this one.

After three and a half years of corporate-media-manufactured mass hysteria and Intelligence Community propaganda designed to convince the American public that Donald Trump is a “Russian asset” (and possibly Putin’s homosexual lover) and also literally the Resurrection of Hitler, the Democrats are trying to impeach the man for something that most Americans either (a) believe is common practice among members of the political class, (b) don’t entirely understand, or (c) do, but don’t give a shit about.

Seriously, it’s like they held a contest to see if anyone could think of something that would out-anticlimax the Mueller report, and this is what the winner came up with … an over-acted, sanctimonious snooze-fest, the stakes of which could not possibly be lower. Sure, the corporate media are doing their best to cover every twist and turn of the “drama” as if the fate of democracy were hanging in the balance, but everybody knows it’s a joke … or, all right, almost everybody.

So we’re down to …

Non-Lethal Option No. 3

Resistance Non-Lethal Option No. 3 is to whip up so much mass hysteria over “white supremacist terrorism,” “the sudden resurgence of anti-Semitism,” “the imminent Putin-Nazi Apocalypse” (which has been imminent since the summer of 2016), and other iterations of Hitler hysteria, that people can’t really even think anymore, and will join the Resistance and pour into the streets in their millions and demand Trump resign. The Resistance has been at this for over three years now, i.e., casting the neo-Nazi subculture that has always been part of the political landscape as a powerful, worldwide fascist movement that is going to rise up any minute and Hitlerize the entire Western world.

It isn’t working. People aren’t buying it. OK, sure, some liberals are still buying it. But most people aren’t, not anymore.

For example, the hysteria leading up to the recent gun rights rally in Richmond, which according to the corporate media had been infiltrated by “Nazi terrorists” who were plotting to publicly mass murder each other in a desperate attempt to finally launch the “Boogaloo,” or the “RaHoWa” … or whatever.

Apparently, a few days before the rally, the FBI got some neo-Nazis to agree to conspire to murder some people and then violently overthrow the U.S. government with their arsenal of homemade machine guns. These neo-Nazi masterminds were allegedly members of “the Base,” i.e., one of these little neo-Nazi clubs that we’re all supposed to live in mortal fear of now … this one, as it turns out, run by a former (and possibly current) “security contractor.”

The governor declared a state of emergency. Anti-Terror forces were put on alert. A “no-fly zone” was implemented, presumably to prevent the Russians from dropping a division of Putin-Nazi paratroopers onto the lawn of the Capitol. The corporate media warned that it was probably going to be a bloodbath.

Well, the day came and went, and no Boogaloo. No bloodbath. No Putin-Nazi Apocalypse. Just a lot of gun owners and militia types parading around with their guns and gear. Antifa didn’t even show up this time … or, rather, the few “anti-fascists” that did were also armed and supporting the rally.

And that’s the problem with Non-Lethal Option No. 3 … there are only so many times you can have the corporate media scream, “THE NAZIS ARE COMING!” and then not produce any actual Nazis. The Resistance has exceeded that allotment.

Which brings me back to where I started, and my concerns about Donald Trump, and his health, and the assorted tragic accidents that could befall him before we get to November. Because, unless you believe that the Intelligence Community (and the transnational empire it is part and parcel of) is prepared to sit by and allow Donald Trump to serve another four years as president … well, I wouldn’t be sharing any Diet Cokes or riding in any motorcades with him.

I don’t know, maybe I’ve been reading too much of that “conspiracy theory” stuff on the Internet, but Senator Schumer’s warning to Trump back in 2017 keeps playing in my head:

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

Relax, folks. I’m just kidding, of course. The Intelligence Community would never dream of doing anything … you know, illegal. The Community doesn’t assassinate people, and commit all sorts of other atrocities. That’s just a thing they do in the movies. In reality, they would never assassinate a president, especially not one they had been telling everyone is a “Russian asset,” and “literally Hitler,” and a “traitor,” and a “dictator,” for over three years.

OK, those are pretty harsh words, but they probably don’t really mean all that stuff. Odds are, they’re just horsing around. They’re a notorious bunch of jokesters, those CIA guys.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

 
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  1. SND says:

    You have to be pretty damned sardonic to joke about the current political atmosphere, but CJ does it very well indeed. Thanks CJ.

  2. Dutch Boy says:

    Bernie immolated himself when he came out for the Koch Bros. program he used to denounce: open borders.

    • Agree: Tusk
  3. TG says:

    Cute, but seriously: Trump has been pretty much hammered into toeing the party line. The oligarchy still doesn’t like him, and it has taken a lot of effort to reign in him, but rhetoric aside he’s currently governing a lot like Hilary Clinton would have. The borders are still open to illegal immigrants and the rich have their cheap labor, we’re still wasting trillions on pointless winless foreign wars, our manufacturing base is pretty much hollowed out, we’re still shoveling trillions of dollars in direct and indirect subsidies to Wall Street, big medicine is still busy with organized looting (‘surprise medical billing’, anyone?), you get the idea.

    Trump fought the swamp, and the swamp won. The 2020 election looks to be yet another heads they win/tails we lose circus. Trump is in no danger, IMHO.

    Unless Bernie gets the nomination. Now there’s a politician that needs to worry about his health…

  4. joe2.5 says:

    Not very probable, Hopkins: why do you think he does everything the Zionists ask? Up to and including the moon. No better accident insurance on this earth.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
    • Replies: @Charles Carroll
  5. You’re overlooking the obvious contingency plan for the Dems: Biden will recruit Terry Crews or Tiny Lister for his VP candidate. Of course the Veep will have to dress transgender and change their name to Cornpop, but that’s a small price to pay. The future of the country is at stake.

  6. It has become clear to Bernie’s supporters that they and the Deplorables have the same enemies. The more the media demonize Bernie in the same way they demonize Trump the stronger Bernie will become. Bernie doesn’t need to be in Iowa. CNN and the NYT are working for him. Fake news is also stupid news.

    I will stake my reputation as an anonymous com box nobody on the following prediction. If the nomination is not stolen outright at the ballot box Bernie will be the nominee. If the nomination is decided at the convention the Democrats will be defeated in the general election. End of prediction.

    If the general election is between Trump and Bernie I have no idea who will prevail. The DNC, CNN, the NYT, the FBI, the CIA and the NFL will not have a candidate. Anything can and will happen. Including assassination.

    By the way. I am aware of the existence of Jews. I have not referred to them because to do so on this board is redundant.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  7. CJ Hopkins has to be one of the best political commentators alive today. His writing is both hilarious and profound. No easy fete.

    My question is why do they want Trump out? He gave the military-industrial-complex the biggest budget in history. He has all the NATO troops on Russia’s border. He has bent over for Israel and given them more than they could dream of. He loves on the Saudi’s. He’s bombing the Middle East as much as Obama. He has deregulated their corporations and given big tax cuts to the corporations.

    What’s not to love about Trump for the elites and Deep State?

  8. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @TG

    Shouldn’t “reign in him” be “rein him in”?

    After further thought, no, it’s just fine.

    • Replies: @A123
  9. “Trump fought the swamp . . .”

    if only . . .

    and if only he would.

    Mr. Bannon seems to have rd the situation immediately.

    And that is too bad.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Thomasina
  10. A123 says:
    @anonymous

    Shouldn’t “reign in him” be “rein him in”?

    It is a Freudian Slip. (1)

    Freudian slip — noun
    : a slip of the tongue that is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind

    Examples of Freudian slip in a Sentence. He meant to say “I’m glad you’re here,” but what came out was a Freudian slip: “I’m mad you’re here.”

    TG’s subconscious clearly wants Trump to Reign.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Freudian%20slip

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  11. anastasia says:

    this one would be way too obvious

  12. @Nancy O'Brien Simpson

    What’s not to love about Trump for the elites and Deep State?

    Trump was not in on the crimes of the Executive Branch under Obama and did not participate in the so far unsuccessful illegal coup against himself. He can do their bidding but he can never be one of them and can therefore never be trusted. Get rid of Trump to get rid of Barr.

  13. @WorkingClass

    If the nomination is decided at the convention the Democrats will be defeated in the general election. End of prediction.

    On this point, I think you are off base. If there is a contested convention, Killary will come out of the woodwork, and be anointed by the fixers. She’ll lose again though.

  14. the total stranglehold the Russians now have on American democracy

    I’m grateful Mr. Hopkins sorted that out for us.

  15. @Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon: I always read your stuff and almost always agree with you. But in this case you are making my point. Take another look.

  16. Al Monee says:
    @Nancy O'Brien Simpson

    Sept 24, 2019: “The future does not belong to the globalists.” -Donald Trump declares during his speech to UN General Assembly

    Sept 24 later that day: “The President must be held accountable” -Nancy Pelosi declares during her official launch of impeachment inquiry

    Globalism is the ideological, economic and political platform thru which the ‘Empire of the 0.1%’ best achieves the looting and subjugation of the rest.

    So in spite of all his other offerings to them, the Elites still desperately want Trump out. That’s why.

  17. Tusk says:

    I like this bit:

    The “Crush Bernie” movement is just getting started, but you can tell the Resistance isn’t screwing around. Hillary Clinton just officially launched her national “Nobody Likes Bernie” campaign at the star-studded 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Influential Jewish journalists like Bari Weiss and Jeffrey Goldberg, and Ronald Lauder’s newly-founded Anti-Semitism Accountability Project, have been Hitlerizing him, or, rather, Corbynizing him. Obama has promised to “stop him,” if necessary. MSNBC anchor Joy Reid brought on a professional “body language expert” to phrenologize Sanders “live” on the air … and, as I said, they’re just getting started.

    Considering that nearly everything described happened to Trump in a similar manner. So two ways of looking at this: Bernie should be able to easily get above this since Trump managed to win despite a similar campaign, or accepting that Bernie is screwed and wonder if Trump was initially treated fairly.

  18. @Dutch Boy

    Agreed, and I took the trouble to read his immigration position paper. It’s truly frightening. This man, who used to stand for protecting working people’s wages, now believes the organizing principle of U.S. immigration policy is to eliminate global inequality. The mind races with all of the possible stratagems Bernie’s conjured up for how to do that, but job one is to provide free Medicare for anyone who shows up at the border. Oh and he’s going to tear down whatever parts of the wall Trump built, just because walls are evil. The guy’s gone absolutely whacko. The 2007 Bernie could win, this guy, never.

    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @Anon7
  19. The Scalpel says: • Website

    Re: Bernie:

    he is building another “revolutionary” army of fanatical, doped-up, hacky-sacking “socialists” that he will lead into the convention in July and deliver to Biden, or Elizabeth Warren, or whichever soulless corporate puppet the party honchos eventually nominate, and then obsequiously stump for them for the next five months.

    sad but true

    • Agree: Liza
  20. Paw says:
    @SND

    Zombies resurected from their graves again..Very eager,To kill us all..

  21. Wielgus says:

    Trump is an old man and he looks to me like a high blood pressure case. A genuine stroke or heart attack is a real possibility.

  22. Does CJ really think our guys would act without getting clearance first from Trump’s BFFs in the ME?

  23. @Curmudgeon

    Agreed, Curm, but we’re going to see contested caucuses, let alone the Convention. But the premise that the whole thing must be ‘stolen’ in order for Bernie to lose the D-Nom is a little off the path. Caucus structure exists to thwart unwise voters. Hillary was heir-apparent in 2007-08. Then came the caucuses where her delegates were closed out, looking in, bitching they couldn’t vote or talk. The Party has a million ways to thwart unwise voters, they did it to Bernie in 2016 throughout the process. In 2008, the Party went full-on Obama inside of a half hour. After that, it would have been ray-ciss to support Hillary and voters bought in, we must have a First Black. But look at her arc now. She’s Nixon. She was SecState, U.S. Senator (Nixon was a VEEP and House member and also a lawyer), they each lost an election. Nixon sat out two terms to Hillary’s (so far) one. But other than their opposing Parties, Hillary is tanned, rested and ready. I said the first day after the election, that broad ain’t done IF she doesn’t wind up in jail. After Sessions was gone and Barr was appointed/confirmed AG, I knew Hillary was walking free. Barr is Double-Secret, Double-Deep-Deep State, she’s clear now.

    Like you, I think Hillary gets the nod at the convention brokered in via a We Want Hillary groundswell. Look at their field after all. Three Jews, a lying Indian feminist of dubious temperament and hair color and lastly, a White-ass homo. Not even a token Black Homo, Booker just dropped out. Oh and Bloomie has a boyfriend in the Islands somewhere, too. Are the Democrats fuckin’ kidding me? Now, anyone can see Hillary doesn’t pack the physical gear/health to slog the primaries, but trust me, they can get her across the finish line of a three month National election. And if Bill is still coherent he is still their very best political strategist, if they’ll just listen to the guy. In his field, Bill Clinton was the very best political strategist since Robert Kennedy. She ain’t done. It’s Hillary. I can smell a rat when one backs up in the political drain.

    • Agree: NoseytheDuke, dimples
    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  24. @Nancy O'Brien Simpson

    Because modern US presidents don’t so much set policy as sell policies that have already been approved by our real masters. In other words, modern US presidents are more like glorified salesmen than actual national rulers. The establishment’s ideal president, therefore, would be someone like Barack Obama. He successfully marketed their agenda of more foreign wars and Wall Street bailouts while looking hip, slick and cool for the kiddies.

    But in that regard, Trump has come up short. In the first case, he does occasionally push back, even if only rhetorically. And furthermore, even when he does happen to be on their side–think Venezuela or Iran–he’s just too clumsy about it to be effective. His zionism, for example, is so completely obsequious and over the top that no one on earth can take seriously anymore the notion that the US’s Middle East policy isn’t controlled by Israel. And since Trump has already been dubbed the ‘new Hitler’ by our own media, what does it look like to the rest of the world when he himself tries to brand some other, foreign ruler (like Khamenei or Maduro) as the next Hitler? Well, confusion results! I mean, if two Hitlers are fighting each other at once, which one are the ‘antifascists’ supposed to back?

    So that’s the élite’s real problem with Trump: he’s bad optics. And that’s also the main reason I am supporting him at the moment: if bad optics is the worst we can do to the establishment at this point in time, then let’s do it! It’s better than nothing …

    • Agree: chris, Meimou
  25. @Curmudgeon

    Wait, what? Curmudgeon says WorkingClass is off-base to say that a contested Dem convention means the Dems will lose the general, but then posits that a contested convention will yield HRC as a nominee and… she will lose. So, oh Curmudgeonly one, how exactly was Working Class off base?

  26. “Hillary Clinton just officially launched her national “Nobody Likes Bernie” campaign…”

    Yep, that’s just like the absolutely lovely, equanimity-embracing, ever-fair-minded, “lady” she’s always been.

  27. @Dutch Boy

    I like some of Bernie’s political stances, there are two of them, only two. But, they pale into insignificance in comparison to the near hundred of other utterly inane and unworkable political stances / policies which he advocates.

    I’m a pretty run of the mill American. And, I’m an independent voter, although I lean conservative. So, I don’t believe my below expressed assessment and prediction is anything but mainstream.

    Bernie’s toast and he’s toast even without what appears to be a very concerted campaign by the elites and the Democrats (hahaha, a distinction without a difference) to end any chance that he’ll be nominated.

    As the author correctly points out, Trump will be re-elected if he survives the next 9 months to stand for re-election.

    That said, Mr. Trump appears to be willing to betray his 2016 campaign position on opposing America’s endless wars as he appears to be willing to start a war with Iran. I feel betrayed. If I’d have wanted more foreign wars and/or the deepening of already existing foreign wars I’d have voted for Killary.

    So, although I’ll vote in the 2020 Federal elections, I’ll leave the check boxes for President on the ballot unchecked.

  28. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nancy O'Brien Simpson

    CJ Hopkins has to be one of the best political commentators alive today. His writing is both hilarious and profound. No easy fete.

    Yes, absolutely exquisite use of the language to ridicule the ridiculous “resistance.”

    Clearly, Andy Kaufmann (aka Latka Gravis) did not die: he slinked away to politics and took on the mantle of Schifty the Popeyed Crackpot California Congressman.

  29. Truth3 says:

    You forgot the most obvious one of all…

    Melania is MK Ultra and kills Trump, Pence and Nancy Pelosi in the WH East Room. Hugh Heels to the jugular for the men, and she stuffs Nancy’s pearls down her throat.

    Jared Kushner takes over like a Jewish Al Haig (((I am in charge))) and declares himself the Messiah for bringing Israel everything it ever dreamed of and more. Kushner is then elected in the 2020 Presidential campaign… bcause Mossad hacks all voting machines… and John Hagee’s minions are simply dying to be raptured. Except they won’t be… haha.

    666 finally reveals himself. Just look at the address on the building. Who else but Antichrist would buy the damn thing.

    • LOL: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Omegabooks
  30. Miro23 says:

    The “Crush Bernie” movement is just getting started, but you can tell the Resistance isn’t screwing around.

    They’re focusing on what really worries them –

    1) He’s not so easy to buy/blackmail.
    2) His genuine (non-Progressive) Socialism is resonating with the public.
    3) He’s the favourite with younger voters.

  31. Cowboy says:

    When you put it that way all consicely wrapped in a Kafkaesque storyline…

  32. Love this Hopkins dude!

    Dead President Walking….or walking contradiction? Dead or not…

  33. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @SND

    Yep. I hit the agree button but I supposed to wait 12 hours or whatever. So just a high 5 as a comment.

  34. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @Adam Smith

    Sadly that pretty much says it all.

  35. @Truth3

    Hagee’s minions are dying to be raptured…. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! And they won’t be is right!

  36. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @Curmudgeon

    Yep. That’s what Bill Martin over at off Guardian has predicted:

    https://off-guardian.org/2020/01/30/bernie-sanders-real-resistance-and-the-steep-learning-curve/

    The Queen of the Damned will rise out of her coffin at the convention.

    Where, where, where is Van Helsing when ya need him?

  37. @Wielgus

    High blood pressure is … weird. I’m one of those low-carb diet kooks, except that my particular kooky diet seems to work. It seems to result in weight loss, healthier “numbers” from A1C to blood pressure, but there’s also a number of related “gurus” (because in the US, diet and many scientific things can’t be talked about objectively, but must be discussed using words like “belief”, “gurus” etc.) who say that blood pressure is not the Holy Grail, and a lot of the push to get certain numbers is, like almost everything in the US, a sales tactic to get people onto (as is always the case even if it’s dirt-cheap to make) expensive medicine in the US.

    I have a “suburbian” family as close friends so I get to see the internals of suburbian life, and a lot of it revolves around medicines. They start and end their day with handfuls of pills, and the husband is particularly successful as he’s graduated from relative health to oral diabetes medicine to multiple injections of (expensive) insulin a day.

    The standard American diet is exactly what you’d want to feed Wagyu cattle on, fatten ’em up with plenty of marbling and slaughter ’em young to harvest that lovely marbled meat. So Americans are started from young childhood on a breakfast of carbs and sugar to lots of white bread and “healthy grains” (it means they’re dyed brown) and if they’re doing it right they’re “on the (insulin) needle” by their 60s.

    I have no doubt Trump has one or more pet doctors who follow him around, like Hitler’s Dr. Morell, dosing him up on all kinds of stuff and the latest cutting edge stuff too. But he doesn’t look like a high blood pressure case. I’ve never seen him with a “florid” (red) complexion, even when he’s worked up like at a rally. In anything, the orange spray tan seems to be intended to conceal what would otherwise be an unhealthy pallor.

    Considering how long Dick Chaney hung on (is it still alive, in Texas somewhere, venturing out at night to feed on young children?) modern medicine can keep one of these walking corpses going for a long time. Trump may even be getting human growth hormone. It was taken off of the market because AIDS got into the supply, but in his case he’d get it harvested from thoroughly vetted victims, freshly harvested from the immigrant camps perhaps. (More probably from gulags in N. Korea or some such place.)

    Human growth hormone would explain the portly figure, as it makes everything grow, including internal organs. This is why a lot of modern bodybuilders are described as “looking like they swallowed a turtle” their 6-pack abs bulging out due to the larger organs underneath. Trump’s too old to develop the characteristic facial features, like a gap between the front teeth, but it would also explain the thick fingers.

    The trouble is, if they couldn’t keep Steve Jobs going, they probably can’t keep Trump going, or coherent, forever.

  38. @TG

    Trump has been pretty much hammered into toeing the party line. The oligarchy still doesn’t like him, and it has taken a lot of effort to reign in him

    Damn! I was impressed by your getting toeing right, then in the next line you get rein wrong. Keep trying! Stylebooks are handy, if you can find pre-PC ones in dusty old bookstores.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
  39. @Longfisher

    Vote for Bernie. Bernie’s got guts and he says what he means and does what he says. I think also:

    Bernie’s old and he knows it. He might consider a sniper’s bullet more humane than American old-age care even for the relatively wealthy.

    That will make whoever he elects as vice president important. I like to think that will be Bloomberg. Jewish, yeah, but actually not a crook, and sane. He’s about all that’s left who can pass that very low bar. It may be Warren which I hope does not happen, because I consider her a sell-out and much worse than Bloomberg. Same goes for pretty much every else, with the possible exception of AOC, but she needs more experience.

  40. Thomasina says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    If Trump wins in 2020, then the fight will be on. In 2016, a large amount of people were aware of the swamp, but a lot still weren’t. Today, with what has been going on with Russiagate, Ukrainegate, even people who weren’t paying attention before are now catching a glimpse of the swamp in action. It is in their faces.

    It would have been impossible to take them on in 2016. Anyways, they got out in front of Trump with Russiagate/Mueller investigation and they haven’t let up since then. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    This is the globalists vs. the nationalists.

    • Replies: @SBaker
  41. How about a massive explosion at a Trump rally survived only by an Iranian passport?

  42. Tom Welsh says:
    @Bragadocious

    If the US government ever really wanted to “eliminate global inequality”, a fine place to start would be the inequality between countries which attack other countries and kill millions of their citizens, and countries which do not.

  43. Janus5 says:
    @TG

    All true, except he hasn’t started a war with Iran (yet). Judging from the hysteria, Iran is the last domino before the Israelis can begin their long awaited territorial expansion, which will be framed as a defensive operation to regional destabilization that they themselves created.
    If Trump started the war as intended, the impeachment would have been shelved permanently and the media would have taken a break from attacking him. But if he continues to resist, he better beef up his personal security, because his “good friends” aren’t going to let a little thing like American democracy stand in the way of their ambitious plans.

  44. eah says:

    Hopkins entertainingly finds the black humor in all of this — but none of it is funny, even darkly so — the reason it isn’t funny is that millions of decent, hard-working Americans are chained to this amoral freak show via the coercive tax system.

  45. Ah, Hopkins is kidding. But seriously (folks), looking at the impeachment process last night you had Schiff and his fellow Jewish cohorts to the left of the podium, Sekulow/Dershowitz and their band of Jews to the right. Either outcome, the Jews still win. All the rest is just showtime for the little people.

  46. For whatever reason(s) Trump’s not fighting back. I’m surprised the Deep State doesn’t bide their time and wait out, at most, another four years.

    Demographic invasion has sealed our country’s fate. Excepting the (((usual suspects))) and their minions behind fortress walls, we’ll be a scummy satellite of meh-xico.

    • Replies: @Jake
  47. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:

    Fuck Trump and all his followers. They can go back to Israel where they belong.

  48. Herald says:
    @TG

    It always seemed to me, that a sizeable number of swamp creatures were invited into Trump’s government from day one. If that was his way of fighting the swamp, then clearly it wasn’t such a good idea, but anyway at least he tried.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  49. BDS Always says: • Website

    When are people going to wake and realise it does not matter who you vote in.
    There is no Democrasy but only Kakocrasy…

  50. I thought the Dem nomination was going to come down to Hillary Clinton or Michelle “Obama.”

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Buck Ransom
  51. @TG

    The swamp only sorta fears Tulsi Gabbard. Bernie is an annoying blowhard to them. Plus Bernie doesn’t want to win, just fill the coffers of his PAC. Maybe get another house. Understandable since his wife’s source of easy money went belly up.

  52. onebornfree says: • Website

    So they bump off Trump. So what?

    Trump was never going to “drain the swamp”. I knew this back in 2015 when he started to campaign: http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2015/08/do-you-suffer-from-dictator-syndrome.html

    When/where did he ever talk about reducing the Federal government to its original constitutional functions? Never.

    When/where did he ever talk about re-enforcing the Bill of Rights on the Feds? Never.

    When/where did he ever talk about getting rid of the income tax and the IRS? Never.

    When/where did he ever talk about getting rid of the FBI, the CIA, the Federal Reserve, the NSA, the FDA, the CDC, the EPA [all unconstitutional] etc.etc. etc. ad infinitum? Never, that’s when.

    He’s just another in a long line of big-mouthed, self-important scam artists – always, was, and always will be.

    I feel sorry for the naive individuals who were fooled, and those who continue to be fooled. Maybe at least some of them have now learned a valuable lesson.

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: Herald
  53. Jake says:

    I cannot say this enough: CJ Hopkins for Nobel Prize in Literature.

    Well, maybe he needs to use these articles as the basis for a great rollicking novel ….

  54. Bro43rd says:

    CJ Hopkins for potus, at least we’d have 4 humorous years to enjoy as the us circles the drain.

  55. @TG

    Trump is from Joisy and New Yawk. Without a doubt the controlling denizens of those parts have enough on Trump to deep-six him any time they want. They’ve got stuff on him that goes back 50 years. He will be a good boy. He continues to serve them, goosing Wall Street with trillions of funny money, entertaining the rubes, and doing basically everything Sheldon Adelson wants.

  56. Bro43rd says:

    @onebornfree
    You are correct that orange man was a manchurian candidate. But I still felt good giving the ptb a good poke in the eye.

    • Agree: Alden
  57. Jake says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    Your ending shows that you have missed a great deal.

    If the worst that comes is to be fully meh-xicoed, then it would be survivable in a meaningful sense. But our Anglo-Zionist Elites intend to have us fully Semitized (Arabic Islam will be expanded greatly alongside continuing growth of Jewish wealth) and even more Negritized.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  58. Tucker says:
    @TG

    I said over a year ago, around the time this Orange Cuck Master gave that SOTU speech and reversed almost every policy promise he made to his 63 million supporters on his #1 most important issue, i.e., the border wall, deporting illegals, ending DACA on day one, drastically reducing legal immigration – which is even more destructive to the future of the GOP to win any more elections than is illegal immigration, the whole package that got people off their sofas and down to the polls to vote for him – that it was obvious to me that the globalist deep state had finally gotten their hands on some kind of leverage over him and had finally put their dog collar around his Orange lying neck.

    Was it related to Jeffrey Epstein? Who knows. I’m sure it is possible, with the way degenerate behavior seems to now run amok within the super rich and elitist circles. Heck, the morals of the entire country have pretty much descended into the sewer these days.

    I think we are in the last days of this empire’s history. I see no White knight waiting in the wings who will ride to the rescue, and if one did emerge – only half of the country would support them and the other half of totalitarian, sexual and moral degenerates would want to kill him.

    What we need is a collapse and breakup of America.

    • Agree: follyofwar, Sick of Orcs
  59. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Longfisher

    As an everyday American you don’t have to be a Christian to understand that last time around Bernie had himself introduced on stage to his big Jewish donors in LA by Sarah Silverman, which was a less than subtle way of signaling his hatred of non-Jews to his Jewish deep pockets in Hollywood.

    The Bern’s ceremoniously kissing Sarah symbolically encapsulates his Judas intent inasmuch as Sarah, in a routine based on mocking Christ, exclaimed to riots of laughter, “I hope the Jews did kill Christ, I’d do it again. I’d f*cking do it again in a second!”

    As with DJT—despite his abject servility— so too is Christ in Sarah’s routine a proxy for Christians, just as the Jewish massacre of the Tsar and his family eventually proved to be for over 60 million Russian Christians slaughtered by the ‘Bolsheviks’ a century ago. Rather than ask can if happen here, we should ask on what grounds it won’t happen here given that it is already beginning under our de facto government and its MSM propaganda machinery, which should be correctly identified almost its entirety as “Jewish money d/b/a DJT and the members of Congress in both parties.”

  60. @Nicholas Stix

    Senile Biden, sinking in the polls as more and more voters realize he has lost his mind, has thrown out a lifeline and said he might pick Michelle Obama to run with him. He has also said that, as an old guy, you never know how long you will last. In the unlikely event he gets the nomination and this ticket wins, Michelle will be potus within two years.

  61. Well nothing of value would be lost… Trump hasn’t drained the swamp, locked her up, or built the wall. In fact the only people that have been arrested are Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. I was going to add a string of “lols” tied together, but this place is classier than that.

    Honestly it might be a good thing, because then Pence would be president. Think about it, then the Evangelicals who the GoP relies on their vote, but have also been strung along for decades getting none of the social issues addressed while, and then also being blamed for everything from war in the Middle East to every social problem. I think it would be good for them to see the righteous avatar Pence ascend to the throne, and then completely shun and ignore them. Maybe that will finally wake them up.

  62. @A123

    What would we do without all you perfectionist lobbing your grammar grenades everywhere? Give us a break, most of us wuz edjumacated in gubamint skools.

    • LOL: Z-man, A123
  63. Anon7 says:
    @Bragadocious

    This is true of Elizabeth Warren as well. In 2004 she co-authored and published The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke. I saw her interviewed, and I agreed with most of what she said.

    Now, though, she’s gone completely around the bend. The 2004 Elizabeth Warren could have run against Donald Trump, and done really well, maybe she could beat him. The 2020 Elizabeth Warren, I don’t think she could beat Trump in a fair election.

    Some part of this is the extreme Leftism that is finally revealing itself. But I recently heard the interviews that Steve Bannon did with NPR for their America’s Great Divide series, and Bannon’s point is that Donald Trump is a McLuhanesque figure whose mastery of modern media (including social media) is so complete that the Democrats are driving themselves crazy trying to beat him. (If you’re interested, read the raw interviews which were done in 2019 and not the series itself.)

  64. Richard B says:
    @SND

    Summary:

    Jewish Supremacy Inc. is imploding.

    Or, as Paul Simon once sang, albeit with a different intent and emphasis,

    “You can’t be forever blessed.”

  65. Z-man says:
    @Herald

    Yeah but he should try fukkin harder!
    I’m still hoping his second term will really be apocalyptic with regard to the Deep State and Neocons but I’ve been disappointed before.

    • Replies: @Herald
  66. Kermit says:

    When Donald Trump came down the escalator and announced his intension to run, I turned to my wife and said – “Get the popcorn, the circus is in town.” My expectations have been more than met.

    But, what has he done? Reversed international money flow to the point where the US is about the only country doing well economically. Stemmed the flow, at least just a bit, of illegals. I could go on a bit, but mainly, he has pissed off the Left. And, that’s enough for me. At first, I was saying that no one else would have even considered taking on China and Wall Street. In hindsight, I think I was half right. I think he was able to take on China because the globalists knew that it was in their best interests longer term. They realized, possibly because of The Donald,’ that committing so heavily to doing business in China carried too much risk. Donald Trump was given the go-ahead to decouple from China. Currently, both sides needed a break, and that’s where it stands.

    So, I think the risks to the president come mainly from the batshit crazy Left.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  67. Agent76 says:

    Jan 31, 2020 Opting Out of Technocracy with Derrick Broze

    We all know the existential threat that technocracy poses to the human species. So what’s the solution to this problem?

  68. sally says:
    @Dutch Boy

    Join the Bernie is a Trojan crowd.. .. I looked into Bernie in the last election, and after a short while determined he was every bodies asset, a person without a mind of his own, he had no direction, no determined will to face the opposition to democracy that exist in this country today If Burn_me wants to win he must put into writing his entire plan, particularly his strategy and plan in foreign affairs, should he be elected to office and sign off on a contract clause that allows a court, to determine that he has failed to perform according to the plan, and therefore will be removed from office and retired from public life.

    But, the problem is, there is no one who can stand in his shoes and do the things his mouth promises each and every day. Clearly the things he promises is more than one person as a president can be expected to do? The Courts ruled that corporations are eligible to be humans and humans are eligible to be president. so any 35 year old corporation born in America, 14 years a resident should be eligible to be the president..

    Why don’t we find a qualified corporation and appoint 537 persons to be its officers, directors and boards of directors.fund it with a wall street IPO in amount sufficient to run our corporation for the office of the President of the United States of America. Everyone could be paid giant salaries?

    Round Table members (RTMs) from each state who stand state wide elections and win 90% of the vote can be appointed to the advisory round table. . they shall be charged to publish journals, newspapers, and websites that violate any failure on the part of any member of the corporation to provide full disclosure about the operations of the government.

    Public protection racketters (PPRs) the population of the nation shall be divided into 427 different but equal in population, voting districts, each voting district shall hold elections for candidates seeking appointment to serve as Public Protection Racketeer, but to be eligible for appointment to racketeer, the candidate shall be required to obtain 80% of the vote from his or her district. Because there will be two extra racketeers, the nation as a whole will vote again, this time to elect from 427 elected PPRs two who shall be the executive officers of the corporation. No person shall be seated as an executive officer unless and until that person receives over 70% of the vote in the general election. No matter how many elections until two persons fro the entire field of 427 person achieve 70% of the population support there is no need for a president or a vice president.

  69. That’s some funny shit…

  70. WJ says:
    @Longfisher

    Trumped killed the Iranian general. That was the wrong thing to do but when the Iranians retaliated with rocket attacks on our bases he did not escalate. Incredibly, unbelievably, the Democrat controlled media has been taunting him on the initial report of no injuries from the rocket attacks. Now the Pentagon and the jubilant media are claiming the soldiers received concussions from the attacks and essentially calling Trump a liar when he claimed no injuries. So you have the American media basically trying to raz the president into going to war with Iran. It’s incredible. Of course the Pentagon is aiding this effort.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  71. Herald says:
    @Z-man

    Yeah but he should try fukkin harder!
    I’m still hoping his second term will really be apocalyptic with regard to the Deep State and Neocons but I’ve been disappointed before.

    Those that really haven’t sussed out Trump by now, are facing further disappointment as a certainty.

  72. Skeptikal says:
    @Jim Christian

    Great comment–if pretty depressing.

  73. @follyofwar

    ” Michelle will be potus within two years”

    A nightmare beyond human imagination, and the final nail in the coffin for th USA.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  74. vot tak says:

    Yes, lets circle the wagons around poor rittle trumpy, the dems…er, deep state…er, cia is gonna top him for being a rebel. Another kool-aid drinking trumpette promoting the ubiquitous dem vs rep psywar.

  75. Herald says:
    @Wielgus

    Or perhaps an Iranian drone strike.

  76. nsa says:

    The Chinese declared 2020 to be the Year of the Rat. Humble nsa declares 2020 in Amelika to be the year of a worse critter than the rat……the Year of the Jew. The triumph of jew proxy war, jew finance, jew governance, jew media, jew tech, jew TV, jew furniture store culture, jew porn, jew wall street has reached its very pinnacle in 2020. The Year of the Jew culminates with a kosher pillow fight to the finish in November between the cypto-jew, Trumpstein, and a real kosher full blooded charter member of the KKK (Kock Kutter Kult), Bernie or Bloomieberg. In a WWE style twist, Trumpstein and Bloomieberg will “corbanize” Bernie with the charge of antisemitism, and the jew media will make it stick! Yup, cartoon commie Bernie will be painted as a closet jew hater and bad for the jew…..with a little extra media effort, Bernie could even be turned into a goose stepping nazi. So it will come down to NY crpto-jew Trumpstein vs NY real jew Bloomieberg in November…..a cartoonish style dust-up to see who can out-jew the other……who loves the jew more. Welcome to 2020, the Year of the Jew, in Amelika.
    A bigger question is how did the once dominant WASP go from total ownership…….to senior partner with the jew as junior partner…….to junior partner with the jew a senior partner……to cleaning the toilets and making the coffee for the jew? The fall of the WASP and WASP culture has been breathtaking……….beyond anything imaginable.

    • LOL: FB
  77. “Today, with what has been going on with Russiagate, Ukrainegate, even people who weren’t paying attention before are now catching a glimpse of the swamp in action.”

    No. He could have and he should have. He did not even get to the fate. I have paid a very dear price in advocating for the current executive. And I have advocated for him with no small verve. The Russian issue was settled mighty early on. In fact, the current executive went so far as to throw Pres Putin under the proverbial bus to do so. He signed onto the intel report that the Russians had indeed sabotaged the US elections. And that they also engaged in doing the same in countries allied with the US and further engaged attempted murder and murder all directed by Pres Putin. He increased sanctions etc.

    During that period nothing stopped him from auditing the federal government and tracking where and how every penny was spent. He called for limitations against lobbyists and quickly reneged. And it was here that a staple was clear — he never stayed the course. I have no issues that he initially gave an olive branch to his opponents by hiring them — though disappointing, however, that he was more swayed to their thinking than the thinking for which he was elected — is a serious issue and I am not convinced that it is not telling . Making any claims to a future difference challenging believe.

    I see no reason not to be supportive, however,I want to engage in an honest assessment of where we are now and how we got here. And i absolutely grant room for the democratic and other adversarial strategies that have been in play since the election. All of which was in part to hide what had been going on under the previous administration and more importantly the shadow government being run by staffers. I have no illusions about our opponents.

    I don;t see a crime with the Ukrainian matter and therefore no rationale or evidence for impeachment.

    • Agree: SBaker
    • Replies: @Bert
    , @bluedog
  78. @follyofwar

    By hook or by crook, a Biden-“Obama” ticket would win. The only question for me is whether Biden could talk her into taking the Veep role. Even though Biden paid his dues for eight years (not to mention all those years in the Senate), as a black supremacist, Michelle “Obama” has no concept of paying dues.

  79. This election thus far remains one for the current executive to lose.

  80. Amon says:

    No matter who wins the 99% always lose.

    There is no real political competition in congress since all of them takes bribes from the same special interest groups and foreign nations.

    When an outsider do show up they either get blackmailed into following the bipartisan script or get prematurely retired by proxy killers that also happen to get shot for good measure.

  81. @WorkingClass

    “By the way. I am aware of the existence of Jews. I have not referred to them because to do so on this board is redundant.”

    Ahaha. Good one. Even better than the one about the DNC, CNN, FBI, etc. having no candidate.

  82. @Curmudgeon

    Y’know, it would be nice to see Hillary try to run again. Imagine the hilarity if she dropped dead onstage. I kept waiting for that to happen in ’16, but she couldn’t quite pull it off.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  83. @joe2.5

    He has not given them the real prize, a war with Iran.

  84. HEREDOT says:

    Usa freaked out, Trump is handy schizophrenic in this madhouse, and the Iran war seems to be his only chance.

  85. Milton says:

    Why would the Deep State assassinate one of their own puppet-Presidents? Am I missing something?

  86. Is Trump the Last President?

    • Thanks: Meimou
  87. I saw somewhere that Biden had written a suicide note: He’s saying that he will nominate Michelle Obama as VP.

  88. “He has not given them the real prize, a war with Iran.”

    War is no prize.

    But I am troubled that US installations were attacked and based on reports there was installation damage, and x number of service personnel were injured or killed, in my my view that constitutes an act of war.

    And it troubles me — that we are sitting here chatting about the Houthis.

    • Troll: bluedog
    • Replies: @FB
    , @anonymous
  89. SBaker says:
    @Thomasina

    Yep, and there are several people that should be going to prison–note the 3 Yiddish speaking lawyers that led the charge, along with their Semitic-controlled media empire. Shumer, Nadler, and Schiff need the chopping block but will settle for millions in re-election funds. The fact of the matter is that the transcript is prima facie quid pro quo. Unfortunately for the Trump haters, Schiff’s impeachment report has already established that any quid pro quo between Trump and Ukraine was for the benefit of the American people, not Trump’s personal benefit. Trump trying to stamp out ALL corruption in the Ukraine, it was not to get information about a potential political opponent, it was to get information on any crimes committed by the previous vice-president of the United States in the Ukraine. Democrats know BRIBERY fits these facts perfectly. Remember, IG Michael Horowtiz: “We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that indicated political bias or improper motivation influencing his decision to open the investigation.” The IG report is a bombshell, and the beginning of the end of the Democrats hopes of winning back the presidency in 2020. Horowitz documented many crimes by the FBI in continuing the investigation after they opened it. That is why Durham is conducting a criminal investigation. He can go places where Horowitz can’t, including overseas. Barr is very pleased with the good work of Horowitz, and so am I. The Mueller report showed that the Russia collusion theory didn’t have the evidence to support charges, the Horowitz report showed that the FBI fabricated evidence for the Russia collusion theory to keep it going, and next up Durham will help Barr and Trump punish the culprits. Why did the 3 demorats running for the preseidency get to vote in the Senate. Incidently, Bernie is jewish too, but unlike other jews, he is not a communist like his semitic brother Karl Marx.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  90. Non-Lethal Option No. 4 – some kind of financial crisis.

    For a decade after the Credit Crunch, the US money supply increased at a stable rate of about 5% each year. Over the last year the rate has crept up towards 10%. This is a warning that something bad is on its way: at best higher inflation, at worst another asset bubble that will burst, let me guess, in October 2020.

    From http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/money-supply-charts

    • Replies: @Prester John
  91. FB says: • Website
    @EliteCommInc.

    And it troubles me — that we are sitting here chatting about the Houthis.

    Are you ‘troubled’ enough to muster up and join those service personnel with rifle in hand…?

    Devastating Iran is one thing…but what if Iran hits back, at those thousands of servicemen and women in the area…?

    Good thing there are professional officers who have a better sense of taking care of those young folks down there…

  92. Andrew yang is out of the primary.

    All hail president Trump. With Andrew out of the way, I am 100% sure he will get reelected.

  93. Sanders, who looks like he should be the manager of Katz’s Deli, has already served notice that if elected it’ll be one Executive Order after another, reasoning that The Revolution can’t let Congress stand in the way.

    When all is said and done it may be SANDERS who’ll be the victim of an “accident.”

    • Replies: @Z-man
  94. @James N. Kennett

    It’s only February and the ol’ portfolio is diminishing already. Sez here that if the above comes to pass Trump is history, one way or another.

  95. Oy! and oy!

    jimminee crispus!!

    “Are you ‘troubled’ enough to muster up and join those service personnel with rifle in hand…?

    Devastating Iran is one thing…but what if Iran hits back, at those thousands of servicemen and women in the area…?

    Good thing there are professional officers who have a better sense of taking care of those young folks down there…”

    Laugh good grief.

    Iran has hit back. look, the admin has been revving their engines for war against Iran. I am loathe to understand if in fact there was a serious missile attack against US intallations housing US personnel — why war has not commenced. I haven’;t seen the evidence that the col targeted ever attacked the US. but that matter is n ow moot. the matter is laid bare — the Iranians have attacked the US. We did nothing during the invasion as Iranians poured in. We did nothing when they were uncovered in Fallujah. And here we have an open attack — and . . . . it was might piffy before. But now we are told not only was their damage there were casualties.

    Hey, you are barkin’ up the wrong flag pole. I opposed going into Iraq period, no cause and an unsound strategy. But if we are going to play in the sand box where the fire is burning, we had better respond to the sparks . . .

    or perhaps something less strategic is going on — a performance of sorts . . . or we are in over our heads . . .

    there are a myriad of possibilities. None of which require my service . . . however, as those who know me . . . should country call . . . so be it.

    ——————————————

    as for smarter heads . . . that may be, but upon look at the middle east sandbar we are lodged on, I am feelin’ my bright and spiffy and I ain’t no light bulb.

    you are funny.

    • Troll: renfro
  96. gsjackson says:
    @WJ

    “Incredible?” What’s so unbelievable about it? That’s what the media do — cheerlead into every Zio-war.

  97. renfro says:

    The for and against Bernie scene……the establishment Dems are shooting themselves in the foot yet again. IMO Sanders could win the Iowa caucus…his supporters are fired up over the way the DNC screwed him last time. In judging a candidate I also look at who is against him…..Hillary, Obama, the Establishment, Israel Jews, Vulture Corps, Wall Street , Tech Monopolies……….so that puts a plus in my pro /con evaluation of him.

    Pro-Israel Democratic Super PAC to Air Attack Ads Against Bernie Sanders
    The group, the Democratic Majority for Israel, will begin airing a negative campaign spot on Wednesday, as worries mount among moderate Democrats that Mr. Sanders could win the Iowa caucuses.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/us/politics/bernie-sanders-attack-ads.html

    DNC members discuss rules change to stop Sanders at convention
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/31/dnc-superdelegates-110083

    Bernie Sanders Is Rising on the Strength of His Anti-War Stance
    https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/bernie-sanders-anti-war-polls/

    Obamaworld Hates Bernie—and Has No Idea How to Stop Him
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/obamaworld-hates-bernie-sandersand-has-no-idea-how-to-stop-him
    ‘Privately, Obama has reportedly acknowledged problems with Sanders’ vision for the country. In November, Politico reported that the former president once said that if it looked like the senator were close to winning the nomination, he would speak up in some capacity to help stop that from happening.’

    How Bernie Sanders’ Radical Plan to Fix Markets Could Save Capitalism
    https://www.barrons.com/articles/can-bernie-sanders-save-capitalism-antitrust-expert-weighs-in-51579877760
    The current permissive landscape of corporate mergers and acquisitions too often results only in short-term shareholder profits, and fees for investment bankers and lawyers, while undermining workers, re-investment in the business, research and development, and communities. The Sanders plan targets this problem. It would “institute bright-line merger guidelines that set caps for vertical mergers, horizontal mergers, and total market share.” It also promises to undo recent mergers that have caused harm, and to unwind companies that have acquired dominant positions in their markets, if they have wielded that power in harmful ways. Sanders specifically cites consolidation in agribusiness, the hospital sector, and telecommunications for social and economic harms to workers and the public

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
  98. @Reg Cæsar

    I agree about how uncommon it has become to see the correct version of “towing [sic] the line”– maybe the forming ranks/boot camp connotation is lost on most now since we have such a small percentage of the population with military experience.

    What are your thoughts on the now-common use of “mic” as abbreviation for microphone? I remember that it used to be “mike,” which is phonetically correct. “Mic” reads like it should be pronounced as ‘mick.’

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  99. This is a warning for German Readers:

    https://disqus.com/by/anja_boettcher/comments/

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/pompeo-lashes-out-at-journalist-npr-defends-its-reporter/#comment-4776212069

    Anja Boettcher said below:

    Hi Styx. While earlier attempts to get far right historical revisionist websites blocked here in Germany failed because of authorities indifference in recent years, sensitivity has increased since the deadly attack in Halle. I had on Monday a long talk with the deputy of our regional deputy against racism and antisemitism, who was very interested in damaging effects of websites like RI or Unz and asked me to send in a report, what I did today. He promised they would do something against accessability of this dirt in Germany.

    Bausmann has btw already been expelled from Russian soil in January 2018 – for spreading racist hate speech. He has likewise been blacklisted by RT and is no longer permitted to publish any of their texts. This shows to which extent he is considered as “friend of Russia”. He has btw deleted all comments I have published there – claims to value “freedom of speech” is obviously for these people reduced to Holocaust denial and racist hate speech there – not for proving Holcaust deniers liers.

    Thanks for your support – but highest satisfaction for me would be the protection of people here from the dirt they publish by banning such websites completely in Germany. Best wishes.

    Anja Boettcher comment history in Unz Review:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Anja+B%C3%B6ttcher

    Look like Anja Boettcher also appeared in The Saker in 2015:

    https://thesaker.is/the-dark-side-we-should-never-be-like-them/#comment-116622

    In 2018, commenter “Eimear” post one comment of Anja Boettcher:

    https://thesaker.is/the-dark-side-we-should-never-be-like-them/#comment-116622

    German Readers, be wary!!!

  100. @renfro

    In judging a candidate I also look at who is against him…..Hillary, Obama, the Establishment, Israel Jews, Vulture Corps, Wall Street , Tech Monopolies……….so that puts a plus in my pro /con evaluation of him.

    These days, the enemy of our enemies may well be our friend– at least in choosing the lesser of several evils.

    Tulsi Gabbard also has similar enemies.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  101. @Unorthodox Black Sheep VN

    Sounds like STASI all over again. Or the Gestapo. Looks like Germans don’t like free speech but prefer always pushing propaganda, and snitching – a truly authoritarian personality type. Sad for any exceptions there.

  102. Prez2020 says:

    I’ve got a way of beating the man. Respecting him.

    Also, it never hurts to tell the truth. Thank God for Unz.com.

    Also consider buying Ron’s book. Worth it.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997210109/

  103. @Lockean Proviso

    “Mic” reads like it should be pronounced as ‘mick.’

    Maybe we should call it a “paddy” instead!

  104. @Agent76

    No woo-woo needed, just look up the book “Shrinking The Technosphere” by Dmitry Orlov, no not the hockey player, a Russian guy who spent the 1990s to now shuttling between Russia and the US, observed the demise of the USSR and the aftermath, etc. There’s a lot of writing by him online, interviews etc., but he’s big on sailboat-living, so that may be interesting to some.

    What he concludes is that yes, effectively living inside a giant computer as a cog is neither healthy nor likely to make you happy, but what he recommends will frighten most here to the bone: Spending more time offline, making real-world friends, and if possible finding a society that’s out of the mainstream and more “folkish” so you’ll be both happier, and less likely to be in danger when the giant computer comes crashing down.

    Imagine the average keyboard warrior pulling weeds! Terrifying!

  105. @Unorthodox Black Sheep VN

    Although I dislike certain Germanic character traits and appear as a Germanophobe in WWII debates, I support Germans kicking out all foreign invaders, American military as well as immigrants, and instituting laws that protect freedom of speech and expression. And hopefully leave everyone else outside their borders alone otherwise they’ll get the same again.

  106. “• Troll: renfro”

    No doubt another military genius heard from. You are certainly invited to explain why the US has not responded to a missile attack of the magnitude in play against the US.

    Laugh

    • Troll: FB
    • Replies: @renfro
  107. Bert says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    “I don;t see a crime with the Ukrainian matter and therefore no rationale or evidence for impeachment.”

    On the contrary, Trump was doing his duty. No investigative arm of the U. S. government has the ability to investigate corrupt behavior of a U.S. Vice President in a foreign country, Joe Biden’s corrupt behavior. The only way to shine light on the Bidens’ (plural) activities in Ukraine was to incentivize a Ukrainian investigation. That this was not really self-serving on Trump’s part is shown by the impeachment itself. If the Democrats believed that public outrage would erupt against Joe Biden for his Ukrainian activities, they never would have highlighted those activities in an impeachment.

    So the fact of impeachment itself shows that Trump’s actions were not self-serving. Logically the impeachment proves the alleged motive to be false.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  108. Rahan says:

    Concerning the impeachment circus, I know many people don’t really like the over the top culture jamming performance art of Andrew Anglin, but he is, IMO, the only really funny black comedy writer today.
    https://dailystormer.name/second-season-of-impeachment-is-canceled-due-to-bad-ratings/
    And this article about the impeachment, is the funniest thing I’ve read in maybe a year or even more. Even on the third rereading it’s hilarious. The moment I reach the Cossack flashback thing I’m crying with laughter.

  109. @SBaker

    Incidently, Bernie is jewish too, but unlike other jews, he is not a communist like his semitic brother Karl Marx.
    Are you smoking crack?
    https://nypost.com/2016/01/16/dont-be-fooled-by-bernie-sanders-hes-a-diehard-communist/

  110. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    Those “US installations,” like Uncle Sam’s “economic sanctions,” are acts of war.

    Each comment should stand/fall on its own. But I have to ask: When have you said anything on this website that brings anything but Establishment fog into the discussion? Your prolific cluelessness is remarkable. Are you trolling?

    • Agree: renfro
  111. Z-man says:
    @Prester John

    You think he’s bad? Take a close look at ‘little Mike’ Bloomberg. He’s got the charisma of a Deli owner’s brother who has to work in the brother’s Deli. Unfortunately he’s also a Zionist Billionaire, the most dangerous of Jooz out there.

  112. @Johnny Walker Read

    Yes, even though she had died onstage. That would be doubly hilarious.

  113. @Lockean Proviso

    When it comes to politicians, the enemy of my enemy is also my enemy. I can enjoy seeing them flog each other without imagining that either one is my friend.

  114. ” The only way to shine light on the Bidens’ (plural) activities in Ukraine was to incentivize a Ukrainian investigation. That this was not really self-serving on Trump’s part is shown by the impeachment itself.”

    My only caveat here is that the current executive should not have been discussing investigations in the presence of staff, he did know if at all. He has a small cadre of advisors who take on that role – imprudent and would invite the dust devil it became.

  115. Anon[440] • Disclaimer says:

    The babbling Millennials who support socialism and Sanders will flee the minute they inherit wealth from their Boomer parents, when left tries to tax it away. That will make Millennials, for the first time, realize they are the intended targets of socialism, not the beneficiaries.

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
  116. “Each comment should stand/fall on its own. But I have to ask: When have you said anything on this website that brings anything but Establishment fog into the discussion? Your prolific cluelessness is remarkable. Are you trolling?”

    I am unclear what you mean by “establishment fog”.

    I am unclear what this means. I rarely if ever make comment merely to stir up controversy. I sometimes just make an observation, and while I will engage with some intensity, my goal is not to inflame passions merely for that purpose. Cold fish, insensitive, politically incorrect, speak when i should bite my tongue . . . . but trolling as I understand it — no.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  117. @Bert

    Little Willie Clinton signed a treaty with Ukraine obligating the County to aid the US in investigating corruption among other matters.

    Your very own copy is available here:
    https://www.congress.gov/106/cdoc/tdoc16/CDOC-106tdoc16.pdf

  118. bluedog says:
    @Kermit

    Well your first part was right it is a circus,the economy is a joke and the Fed. can’t plug the holes fast enough.Now he’s never ever going to take on wall street he’s part of the corruption there,that’s all he talks about so that left only China, and of course no one has seen what came out of that except for a few idiotic tweets from the orange clown,I think he got it shoved to him but knowing Trump he’s to dumb to know it,and as I watch the lay off list and see all the business’s closing and all the plants shutting down,stores closing by the hundreds,and all you can say is I’m glad he pissed off the left.!!!

  119. bluedog says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    I guess he forgot to audit the pentagon and the trillions that went missing there ,or is it just a very very selective audit to make it look good He’s a scam artist a con man he hasen’t done a thing for the country but only for his buddies on wall street.!!

  120. “I guess he forgot to audit the pentagon and the trillions that went missing there ,or is it just a very very selective audit to make it look good.”

    No comment. I have fall back on Dr. Bacivic’s book,

    Washington Rules” no president escapes it.

  121. @Charles Carroll

    Actually he’s already started a war with Iran, it just hasn’t become catastrophic YET. And that could apparently happen at any time.

    • Agree: renfro
  122. @Jake

    New Aztlan will be enough of a horrorshow by itself, but you’re right, Shlomo will have a brand new playground.

  123. renfro says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    You are certainly invited to explain why the US has not responded to a missile attack of the magnitude in play against the US.

    dear dumbo…..how do you think we should respond?…by sending a missile into Iran? I don’t think the Orange Monkey is up for that…yet. He’s having too much sicko fun screaming, threatening, beating his monkey chest.

    The Us has been making war on Iran forever….attacking its proxies in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon.

    The US deserves whatever it gets from Iran…just too bad Trump, Pampeo, and the Jew Boys arent the ones that will take the hit.

  124. @Nicholas Stix

    Didn’t you play for Motley Crue?

  125. “dear dumbo…..how do you think we should respond?…by sending a missile into Iran? I don’t think the Orange Monkey is up for that…yet. He’s having too much sicko fun screaming, threatening, beating his monkey chest.”

    I think that is a fair question. I also think that you have touched on an issue of the current executives motives and realistic thinking on “maximum pressure”. If the Iranians come to understand that the current executive has no sincere intent of attacking even after being provoked, if that what it was, then the issue of maximum pressure is moot. It will have no force.

    If in fact this was a negotiated response for the assassination, then so be it. but it calls into question further our policy in the region, which makes the current exec. appear weak and perhaps even beholden, and that might be the case.

    Which of course why I brought the issue to the fore. I am going to reject any assessment about my lack of intelligence because the previous and current admin are between a rock and a platinum five ton door they are force to hold up with threads of the previously referenced toga.

    ———————————

    The US has issues with Iran and vice versa and how long its been going on is utterly irrelevant unless you can demonstrate otherwise, to the situation in the fore at this moment.

    Let’s be clear here, the main players are the Israelis, and the MEK and others with long standing issues with sectarian governance in Iran — it goes as far back as 1920’s or prior. however, having removed the previous admin in Iraq, the US is now facing issues with a major shift in the region via Iran and Iraq. On its face, it seems trivial and of no consequence to the US. However, if in fact China is making a move to route its trade through the oil rich region (and granted some day the oil will run out) than for the west that poses a serious consequences of realignment.

    An y one player may seem inconsequential, but upon assessing the regional and global strategic implications — the US has made a huge miscalculation and attempting to ameliorate that may very well lead to war. That’s the real world. And one that was not created by my opposition to topplling Iraq or getting bogged down in Afghanistan chasing twenty some suspected actors in 9;11. Sorry, i opted for something far more prudent and incisive maintaining the stability of both countries as much as possible.

    Unlike many of you, apparently, think the chess board in the region is merely a chess board. And i am not inclined to dump the integrity of the nation merely because of the risks, that should not have been taken.
    —————————————–

    “The US deserves whatever it gets from Iran…just too bad Trump, Pampeo, and the Jew Boys arent the ones that will take the hit.”

    I am not unwilling to acknowledge US error. However, I am unwilling to cave into fear because the other fellow who attacked me, my fight back. And that is especially the case if the stakes might threaten the ability to sustain and provide for my citizens. Now oif the US is willing to reconfigure her standing and be more prudent and rest on strength via maintaining country – fine. But no one and i mean n o one is going to bully the without a fight: nit Russia, not Iran, not China and my primary concern is how we are being bullied by people south of our border.

    That poses an existential real threat to the US as a nation guided by our Constitution —

    Ohhh, excuse me, you are more inclined to curl up in a ball and whimper ohh woe is me because the country made mistakes. But for me, I intend to hold er accountable without selling her out.

    I hold how to respond at the moment. But rest assured, every military installation would be on high alerts, and entry via our borders — knitted tight – with very few entries.

    i would send a personal emissary asking Iran their intentions and making it clear, that should another missile leave their airspace landing on any US installation — there will be a response – maximum pressure or not. Asking me an interrogative about a scenario I did not create is a tad imbalanced. But what i would not do is engage in provacative assassination/murders without a willingness to go the next step.

    I paid a right dear price for opposing the invasions — right dear. That I am going to fold up any more now than I did then, because my life is on the skids as result —

    laugh. get a grip. No nobel peace prize promotions here. But I am right ticked that so many whining now, were so careless in 2001 forward regarding the use of force.

    • Replies: @Igor Bundy
  126. Correction: But rest assured, every military installation would be on high alerts, and entry via our borders — knitted tight – with very few entries.

    In all liklihood i would make the following clear to all parties:

    The US may have erred in invading Iraq. I cannot resolve that. However, we are here now and between now and the time we depart any attacks against the US personnel or installations will be dealt with in kind or worse.

    (I don’t buy the case against the last action because I am unaware of any evidence that he was a threat to the US. That notwithstanding, those in Iraq proper posing a clear and present danger will be get a response. Peaceful protests or protests that do not threaten US personnel or installations — will not be interfered with by the US.

    • Replies: @renfro
  127. renfro says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    In all liklihood i would make the following clear to all parties:

    The US may have erred in invading Iraq. I cannot resolve that. However, we are here now and between now and the time we depart any attacks against the US personnel or installations will be dealt with in kind or worse.

    For gawds sake shut up with your pontificating…..you know nothing of what has gone on between the US and Iran for decades and nothing about what is really going on now.

  128. It does not matter that much who gets elected anymore. Too many parasites have their hooks deeply embedded in the tax trough. Anyone who threatens it gets stomped. You can’t get a group of committed people to reform the system from within due to the corrupt system, thanks Citizen United, that puts them their. A campaign finance amendment would transfer power from the oligarchs back to people. A monetary amendment would easily change the issue of money. But no one can get in their to do it because the system has 2 gatekeepers: Aipac and Wall ST.
    Barring 10 million men with ar-15’s showing up in DC, I don’t see this system changing until America ceases to be a great power. 20 years or more. Unless, of course, WuChu is just the start of a whole new level of [email protected] with a corresponding downward spiral. In that case, all bets are off.
    The greatest domestic problem a society can have is a hostile, parasitic elite. Cicero said it better than I ever could: ‘….treason from within….’

  129. “For gawds sake shut up with your pontificating…..you know nothing of what has gone on between the US and Iran for decades and nothing about what is really going on now.”

    well

    be kind to yourself. i was asked what I would do. I was courteous enough to consider the question and I further provided the courtesy of answering the same. Now generally, upon granting one’s request, it is not uncommon to gear a “thank you” even if disengenuous and sarcastic.

    Well, certainly and good golly miss molley for sure, I don’t know everything. But I suspect that I know a little something. Enough to know that Iran is not merely a benign actor seeking the good of all or at least not the good of all who get in her way of her Islamic and regional ambitions. Not a cause for war by any means, influence is what most states engage to their advantage. I think your chrystal ball needs some work and yours is not the only one. There are no small amount of individuals here who think they know others by these brief exchanges.

    However, open as I am to hearing your side of the story about what has taken place between the US and Iran – feel free to enlighten me. I am not sure that it will sway me to turn my back on the US, but you are certainly invited to make your case, that I should.

  130. Sunshine says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    This is my favorite Mellencamp song. I know he’s now a wacky lefty but there’s no better example of American rock music than him, in my opinion. Everyone went nuts over Springsteen but I personally prefer Mellencamp.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  131. whos fault is it that the US does not allow any decent people to stand to get elected for any positions of power?

    maybe blame the jews.. But you would think a few would get around rather than having to vote for some senile old fart with psychopathetic tendencies..

  132. @EliteCommInc.

    I see a mighty big farting coming on folks.. be on the look out.. arrogant assholes like this stink up the entire world and would need a damn good bitch slapping to let em know their place..

  133. “I see a mighty big . . . coming on folks.. be on the look out.. arrogant assholes like this stink up the entire world and would need a damn good bitch slapping to let em know their place.”

    I tell you what. I am not as arrogant as to call people I don’t know names, make references that have no bearing on the issues. And I am certainly not arrogant enough to suggest others I don’t know should be summarily slapped, because I don’t have a sound response to their position. And worse advocating violence without any regard as to the consequence.

    But you are certainly welcome to continue your superior intelligence in addressing the issues — when you get around to it.

    There is nothing about me that I would be arrogant about. My place . . . laughing, that you know my place . . . interesting.

    good grief.

  134. @Sunshine

    I know he’s now a wacky lefty…

    Mellencamp is all in for Bloomberg homie:

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/john-mellencamp-mike-bloomberg-snubs-pete-buttigieg

    My condolences.

  135. What goon: how do you find them?

  136. @Nicholas Stix

    Others have speculated that the Demon-Queen of Chappaqua will be Biden’s pick as a running mate. But. c’mon, is Uncle Joe really that far gone into senility? I mean, would it really not dawn on him that if he and HRC got elected, he would be the only person on planet Earth standing between the Clintons and the White House? How safe would you feel in a spot like that? Uncle Joe will be more able to sleep at night if he teams up with the dynamic Amy Klobuchar.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  137. @Buck Ransom

    Yes, people have a way of dying in Madame Hillary’s wake. But would she even consider the VEEP slot, at her age? The time for that was when Obama allegedly stole the nomination from her.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  138. @Nicholas Stix

    LOL, are you kidding? HRC is probably already picking out which florid pantsuit to wear in March or April 2021, when she reenacts LBJ’s big scene aboard Air Force 1, getting sworn into office after the untimely demise of her predecessor.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  139. Sec Clinton may be a formidable opponent yet, however, I think the democratic party is pat it. I could be wrong, but I think there may even be some health issues there.

  140. @Buck Ransom

    You just gave me my first laugh of the day. You’ve got a point there. Thanks.

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