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Plus a little reminding from Camille Paglia wouldn't hurt right now.
Hillary, with her supercilious, Marie Antoinette-style entitlement, was a disastrously wrong candidate for 2016 and that she secured the nomination only through overt chicanery by the Democratic National Committee, assisted by a corrupt national media who, for over a year, imposed a virtual blackout on potential primary rivals.Among the electorate, the most fervid Hillary acolytes (especially young and middle-aged women and assorted show biz celebs) seemed obtusely indifferent to her tepid performance as Secretary of State, during which she doggedly piled up air miles while accomplishing virtually nothing except the destabilization of North Africa.

In an abject failure of leadership that may be one of the most disgraceful episodes in the history of the modern Democratic party, Chuck Schumer, who had risen to become the Senate Democratic leader after the retirement of Harry Reid, asserted absolutely no moral authority as the party spun out of control in a nationwide orgy of rage and spite.

Trump seems to be methodically trying to fulfill his campaign promises, notably regarding the economy and deregulation—the approaches to which will always be contested in our two-party system. There seems to be a huge conceptual gap between Trump and his most implacable critics on the left. Many highly educated, upper-middle-class Democrats regard themselves as exemplars of "compassion" (which they have elevated into a supreme political principle) and yet they routinely assail Trump voters as ignorant, callous hate-mongers. These elite Democrats occupy an amorphous meta-realm of subjective emotion, theoretical abstractions, and refined language. But Trump is by trade a builder who deals in the tangible, obdurate, objective world of physical materials, geometry, and construction projects, where communication often reverts to the brusque, coarse, high-impact level of pre-modern working-class life, whose daily locus was the barnyard.

That conceptual gap was on prominent display, as the media, consumed with their preposterous Russian fantasies, were fixated on former FBI director James Comey's maudlin testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey is an effete charlatan who should have been fired within 48 hours of either Hillary or Trump taking office. Meanwhile, Trump was going about his business.

History moves in cycles. The plague of political correctness and assaults on free speech that erupted in the 1980s and were beaten back in the 1990s have returned with a vengeance. In the United States, the universities as well as the mainstream media are currently patrolled by well-meaning but ruthless thought police, as dogmatic in their views as agents of the Spanish Inquisition. We are plunged once again into an ethical chaos where intolerance masquerades as tolerance and where individual liberty is crushed by the tyranny of the group. American colleges have abandoned their educational mission and become government colonies, ruled by officious bureaucrats enforcing federal dictates. This despotic imperialism has no place in a modern democracy.

The rapid, uncontrolled spread of overpaid administrators on college campuses over the past 30 years has marginalized the faculty, downgraded education, and converted students into marketing tools. Administrators are locked in a mercenary commercial relationship with tuition-paying parents and in a coercive symbiosis with intrusive regulators of the federal government. Young people have been far too passive about the degree to which their lives are being controlled by commissars of social engineering who pay lip service to liberalism but who are at root Stalinist autocrats who despise and suppress individualism.

The reluctance or inability of Western liberals to candidly confront jihadism has been catastrophically counterproductive insofar as it has inspired an ongoing upsurge in right-wing politics in Europe and the United States. Citizens have an absolute right to demand basic security from their government. The contortions to which so many liberals resort to avoid connecting bombings, massacres, persecutions, and cultural vandalism to Islamic jihadism is remarkable, given their usual animosity to religion, above all Christianity. Some commentators have suggested a link to racial preconceptions: that is, Islam remains beyond criticism because it is largely a religion of non-whites whose two holy cities occupy territory once oppressed by Western imperialism.
and a sprinkle of Marion Ingabore Andrews to top it off.
"What is going on in this country is giving me chills. Trump is not like Hitler. Just because a leader wants order doesn't mean they're like a dictator.

What reminds me more of Hitler than anything else isn't Trump, it's the destruction of freedom of speech on the college campuses — the agendas fueled by the professors.

That's how Hitler started, he pulled in the youth to miseducate them, to brainwash them, it's happening today."

It saddens me that we are teaching garbage in the schools and in the college. We don't teach history anymore. History repeats itself over and over.

The kids out there today haven't ever lived through a war like I did. I remember sitting in a rock pile, cleaning rocks, to rebuild Germany. I remember eating maple leaves and grass to survive."
I mean, I don't know about you, but I needed it.


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make it so


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Let the bastard squirm for his perfidies.


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not as good as baraka


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But still pretty cool.


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seems they meant it about brexit


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And I can't believe May's still the PM... except for the fact that everything is rigged in the UK to protect wealthy pederasts and that might explain it.


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a possible answer


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That's Baby Foot Lake, well after the Biscuit fire of 2002, but before the Chetco Bar Fire last year, and a couple days ago I didn't hear any goddam thunder the night before the two little ones I smelled the next morning. They seem both to have been put out before they got big enough to be considered full blown incidents, but maybe we've gotten to the bottom of why so many weird booming noises at odd intervals and why so often nobody even heard a little thunder when the "lightning fires" supposedly started.

Really, I was almost positive the weird booms had to be from exercise pilots hotdogging it back to base from the training grounds offshore, and griping that they should have someone to notify or an email system to alert local authorities when their activities will be taking place, so they can calm the residents who've never heard sonic booms before and freak out every time.

It's always at night. They figure no one can see them up so high and in the dark. They could be mostly right, but, obviously, not always. And you know, never believe anything until it's been officially denied.


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public relations gets sticky


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Looks like we caught ourselves a wannabe spy.


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gee, i wonder


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Could it be gratitude? Solidarity? Decency? Brotherhood? Respect? Love?


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speech writers


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Brewing ever more condensed hypocrisies, also known as lies, to feed into the Pretender to World Presidency's eyes and out his mouth. I am listening. I have FORCED myself to deal with the visceral revulsion to hear what the psychopaths are trying to sell the world. Sounds a lot more reasonable than the slobbering SJWs and anti-Trumpers, we know full well the diametrical opposition of Nosbaracktu's words and deeds. Couldn't be more stark. Couldn't be more toxic.


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big of him


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Still, his cartel overlords pay him in cash and slaughter his opposition, so, truly, no skin off his nose.


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poor widdle uncle george


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The unscrupulous psychopath is being picked on. Still, shows here, plainly, how his little network works to produce pushbutton revolutions across the globe. Here included. If you can stomach it and your eyeprints don't give out, maybe you want to contemplate that he is not now, nor has he ever been, pro democracy. He is not now, nor has he ever been, on your side.


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uh oh


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Now the mainstream is confirming it... should we worry?


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we are not amused


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Heresy. Pure and simple.


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a longstanding tradition


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Bleating about tree loss in the forests has been going on for at least forty years... and yet we still have trees, and while there are certainly areas decimated or undermined greatly by human depredation, one of the perks of rising carbon dioxide levels is how much healthier it makes plant life and forest regrowth.

I mean, you guys know I am a rabid defender of forests, especially redwood forests, but this crying wolf business is now outright counterproductive. Nobody believes it anymore, or cares, because of your relentless bleating. I bet if someone went back and added up all the tree loss reported over the past nearly five decades, we'd come up with a number at least double the number of trees ever on this planet.

NOT helpful.


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a ray of real hope


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I am happy about this.


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my beloved friend


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I don't care how far 'round the bend he ever goes, or seems to, he still saves lives.


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sanctuary city


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Bastion of liberal values.

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And the new mayor ain't gonna fix it.


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besides


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I have been thinking along the same lines, but not wanting to talk about it. So this guy can do it for me.

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More links about it: here and here....


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