• America is Just Losing It

    November 29, 2016

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    America, you are losing it. Seriously, you have got to chill.

    I know your candidate lost to Trump — only by the electoral vote! — and I know this came as a surprise. I know you feel the apocalypse is upon us. Maybe it is, but writing things like the following is not going to help. It may even cause reasonable people to think you are insane and want to run away from the politics you think you are supporting. It may even make you sound like the people you Hate, the people you feared would not support the results of the election, the conspiracy theorists and closed-minded, the uneducated.


    As for why Hillary Clinton lost, here’s New York Times columnist Paul Krugman saying “So it looks more and more as if we had an election swung, in effect, by a faction of our own security sector in alliance with Putin.” Krugman is actually saying his educated brain is telling him Clinton lost because the FBI colluded with Vladimir Putin to throw the election to Trump for reasons not specified by Krugman.

    The logic makes no sense, but if you want to try and follow it, here’s the article.


    Next up is Judith Levine, writing in the Boston Review. Let’s quote her at length:

    We should not be rooting for his [Trump’s] success. In fact, if Trump succeeds, our country — and our world — is f*cked.

    We are morally obligated to stymie his leadership and defeat his success at every juncture… The U.S. does not need unity now. We need division… In countries with repressive governments, the popular opposition is called the Resistance. It does all it can, from writing novels to acts of civil disobedience, in order to disrupt official business as usual and to offer another vision of politics, justice, and life.

    “We are not Democrats first or Republicans first,” said the president, whose legacy is about to be wiped out on January 20, 2017. “We are Americans first.” It was Barack Obama’s virtue — and also his biggest mistake — to insist on being an American, rather than a Democrat, first. He wasted his first term, when he had a Democratic majority, attempting bipartisanship with a party that would sooner piss on him than talk to him.

    But Donald Trump is not an American first… Trump pledges allegiance to no party, no god, no state. Not even his wives can count on his loyalty.

    So, following Levine’s advice, perhaps more Americans should write novels. Let’s get started on that.


    Now we’re back to the New York Times. Here’s what columnist Roger Cohen said without much reality behind it other than the wisdom he himself seems to bring to the subject:

    Trump saw the immense potential appeal of an American restoration — all nationalism finds its roots in a gloried, mythical past — after the presidency of a black man, Barack Obama, who prudently chose not to exalt the exceptional nature of the United States but to face the reality of diminished power.

    Can’t miss the laser-like writing that seems to think Obama did not exalt the exceptional nature of the U.S. The U.S. was exalted in his wars across the entire Middle East, drone attacks in Africa, and other such humble actions. Not sure about that diminished power thing.


    Here’s more from Cohen:

    Taken to its logical conclusion, the Trump-Bannon war can only end in apocalypse.

    I believe money binds Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and Trump. Precisely how we do not know yet. But there is also a cultural aspect. Putin has set himself up as the guardian of an absolutist culture against what Russia sees as the predatory and relativist culture of the West. The Putin entourage is convinced the decadence of the West is revealed in its irreligious embrace of same-sex marriage, radical feminism, euthanasia, homosexuality and choose-your-gender bathrooms.

    Of course Cohen somehow knows Trump and Putin are bound by money, his supposition complete except for actual facts. That last bit about Putin not liking choose-your-gender-bathrooms is the best, however. First it sounds a lot like George W. Bush’s line about Muslims — “They hate us for our freedoms” — and second, I can’t seem to find a Putin quote about American toilets.

    OK sure, one more. How about Charles Blow, also of the New York Times, who intellectually looks into the future to sum up the Trump administration which does not take power for another two months:

    This may well be the beginning of the end: the early moments of a historical pivot point, when the slide of the republic into something untoward and unrecognizable still feels like a small collection of poor judgments and reversible decisions, rather than the forward edge of an enormous menace inching its way forward and grinding up that which we held dear and foolishly thought, as lovers do, would ever endure.

    [Trump’s vision] is a society driven by a racial Orwellianism that seeks to defend, elevate and enshrine the primacy of white men and is hostile to all “others.” That orange glow emanating from the man is the sun setting on America’s progress, however slow and halting, on race and gender inclusion and equity.

    I have written to Blow asking him what the hell “racial Orwellianism” actually means, and will update you if he responds.



    Disclaimer: I hate Trump. I hate racism and sexism and nazis. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a racist, or sexist, or nazi.




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    • Mitch said...

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      Well….

      Now that I am even more confused about that type of mindset.

      If Trump does turn out to be the devil…. Do they not understand… Obama GAVE Trump the tools to do it???

      Pure insanity.

      Interesting question for these… “professionals”.

      Have they ever been to Russia?

      M

      11/29/16 3:52 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      PS.

      I am not crazy about Trump either…. But…. I am grateful Killary lost.

      PS 2.

      Heard an interesting joke…

      Castro was giving a speech last week…saying I have absolute proof of the people Hillary Clinton has had killed. I have absolute proof of what she has been doing at the state department and the money she has stolen from there.
      I have absolute proof of what really happened in Bengazi.

      2 days later….. Castro is dead.

      M

      11/29/16 3:58 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      After eight years of the Half Black Mis-leader and his corporate party, Democrats have protested in the streets (sore losers)once again. Did Levine, Krugman, Cohen and Blow(hard) protest over 2200 dead in the bombing of Gaza, and War Crimes? Did they write articles supporting BDS, Manning, Assange, Snowden and others? What did they pen of the new years eve NDAA gift from Obomber? The U.s. media is a State run institution, for the MIC and Oligarchy. If they want fear to rule, they should sweat. The Empire is going down. How will they spin killing Vets at Standing Rock? Blame it on PTSD? Have a nice day.

      11/29/16 4:07 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Standing Rock is the spark we all needed. The fire is starting, and it is not because Trump won and Hillary lost. I can’t wait for History book quotes……….”I have a dream”…”I have a drone”. Ellison for DNC is a distraction. Stein killed the Green Party with recount fundraising. Obama killed the D’s, and Trump wiped the R’s. Bernie failed after being told to get in line. Fight for the People. Wage Peace and Justice.

      11/29/16 4:22 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      For some time now, I have watched, read, conversed with, learned from…argued with… And done battle with people here…. It occurs to me that everyone here, no matter their personal political leans, perspectives, thoughts and ideas….

      That we are all saying the same thing.

      And, with the new “black list” of media…. Which absolutely horrifies me… The repressing of the First…. It is no accident that it is the First Amendment…. None…. To a document that all signers of the constitution refused to sign, until the “Bill of Rights”. Were attached.

      Standing Rock. It is so much more important than many realize… Simply because…. It brings the question of….

      Who is next ???

      Which… Then occured to me…. That a document… Written a long time ago…. By a man, men, people,… Far wiser than I…. And far more eloquent that I shall ever be…. Simply because…. People don’t speak that way any more…. The people who wrote the document..

      They KNEW history was standing at their shouldes…. Saying.
      “Don’t fuck this up !”

      Which brings me to my point….

      I do believe…. It is time for everyone to re-read this document.

      In the hope that we all remember, what its all about.

      Ladies and Gentlemen….

      I humbly present….

      The Declaration of Independence.

      In Congress, July 4, 1776.
      The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

      We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

      He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

      He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

      He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

      He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

      He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

      He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

      He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

      He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

      He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

      He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

      He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

      He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

      He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

      For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

      For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

      For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

      For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

      For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

      For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

      For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

      For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

      For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

      He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

      He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

      He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

      He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

      He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

      In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

      Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

      We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

      M

      11/29/16 6:45 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      PS.

      Bonus.

      How many things can you pick out…. That our government has blatantly violated.

      Hurry with your answer. It is only legal to answer for a short time.

      M

      11/29/16 6:49 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Mitch said

      “Hurry with your answer. It is only legal to answer for a short time.”

      Overheard in a Jewish restaurant in Berlin..1937.

      Meanwhile, Herr Trump is on the verge of appointing his Himmler…uniform and all.

      http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/11/sheriff-clarke-trump-terrorists-guantanamo-bay

      If you had any doubt before, this should remove every last shred. As for those journalists referenced by Peter.. they’re already on Clarks list.

      However…

      quote”I have written to Blow asking him what the hell “racial Orwellianism” actually means, and will update you if he responds.”

      Ask the Jewish guy in the restaurant. I’m pretty sure he can explain it in easy to understand terms. And if Not, I KNOW Clark can.

      11/29/16 7:49 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Blood is Alive!!!!!!

      And…. Yep….. I’m having to agree with you on this one.

      And…. How do you spell… IRONY. ????

      http://topstories.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=17224&external=3831200.proteus.fma

      M

      11/29/16 7:56 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      However…Ask a family in Gaza? Mother Jones was sold out years ago for the Profit State Media. They endorced Hillary. Why endorse anyone?

      11/29/16 8:00 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Thoughts and Prayers to those in Brazil.

      11/29/16 8:02 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      And…. Blood….

      Paragraph 21…. Of the Declaration of Independence…

      Says everything needed to be said.

      “For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

      M

      11/29/16 8:04 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps…

      quote”This may well be the beginning of the end: the early moments of a historical pivot point, when the slide of the republic into something untoward and unrecognizable still feels like a small collection of poor judgments and reversible decisions, rather than the forward edge of an enormous menace inching its way forward and grinding up that which we held dear and foolishly thought, as lovers do, would ever endure.”

      Overheard in Tsar Nicholas Romanov ll’s winter palace, approx 1am, July 17, 1918, after 300 yrs of autocratic Romanov rule.

      Fortunately, he left a memo for Trump. Let’s hope he reads it and get’s a clue.

      11/29/16 8:05 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Blood,

      This guy Clarke…. Oh…. He’s a piece of work…. Rabid…. Yeah… That’s a good word to use…

      Wait til you read about the Thomas lawsuit.
      Holy Shit…. This guy is a monster.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A._Clarke_Jr.

      M

      11/29/16 8:17 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Overheard just before signing the Declaration of Independence….

      “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

      Quoted in an elevator heading towards the top floor of Trump Tower.

      ps.. Mit, I tried the link. Wikipedia says no page exists.

      11/29/16 8:20 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Blood

      Here is the fun part….Not!!!!

      Death of Terrill ThomasEdit

      The Milwaukee County Jail turned the water off to inmate Terrill Thomas’ cell, resulting in his death by profound dehydration on April 24, 2016. According to inmates, the water was turned off for six days and the staff refused to provide water to Thomas. On September 15, 2016, Clarke’s office sent out a press release which states it would not be commenting on the matter until the investigation is complete.[34][35]

      M

      11/29/16 8:34 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      And,

      Try this link…

      PS…

      The page was edited …. Today…. From an IP address in…..
      Milwaukee.

      Just thought you might want to know.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A._Clarke_Jr.

      M

      11/29/16 8:37 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Ok, found the “lawsuit” info. fuck. …

      These LE bastards never cease to amaze me.

      11/29/16 8:40 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Mitch said:
      “The page was edited …. Today…. From an IP address in…..
      Milwaukee. ”

      OMG. That is EXACTLY what came to mind when I saw that page. Unbelievable. Looks like “someone’s” getting nervous about their future.

      11/29/16 8:45 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      America may be losing it BUT Trump has lost it. Demented Donald says anyone burning the flag should lose their citizenship. I looked at that swell peace of writing from 1776 Mitch posted but couldnt find anything to support Demented Donalds final solution.

      11/29/16 9:12 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Just imagine all the flags that are gonna burn in front of Trump Tower. Burn baby burn.

      11/29/16 9:20 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Blood,

      They are using some MAJOR league toys to clean up his record.

      Major league.

      M

      11/29/16 9:33 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Blow is a little late to the party if he really thinks this is the beginning of the end. We have been hard at work destroying the American Dream and the rest of world. Blow was too colorblind to see it.

      11/29/16 9:39 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Anyone remember the discussion about the hospital over seas????

      It is toward the bottom of the article.

      http://topstories.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=17224&content=118515031&pageNum=-1

      M

      11/29/16 9:54 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer- you have to know about Jefferson’s quote that every government needs a revolution every twenty years. We’re long overdue- Time to renew your passport so you cna experience it first hand instead of from the safety of a distant land.

      11/29/16 10:08 AM | Comment Link

    • Ken said...

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      Stop the media, I want to get off. Yes, even you, Krugman. Stop writing. Please just stop.

      11/29/16 10:10 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      I thought Dec. 1 was a national or worldwide protest in support of Standing Rock. Is it true? I can not seem to find it mentioned online! If I wear snowshoes does it leave a digital footprint! What if I wear my Navajo Fancy Dress at TD Bank?

      11/29/16 10:19 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      Substitute Trump with Poppy Bush’s (CIA) Company PNACi putschists (e.g., Billary; Cheney, et al; und rump DingleBarry) and the New Englanders’ duplicitous Heimland complaints actually make sense.

      11/29/16 11:13 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      John Poole,

      That was too cool.

      M

      11/29/16 11:25 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      What we need is a women in the whitehouse!………… Minnie Mouse/2020

      11/29/16 11:32 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Poor little Paul Krugman. He seems like such a lovable guy, and used to be a fine economist, but he truly lost his marbles when Obama was elected. All of a sudden, he felt he had to try so hard to endorse Obama’s every decision – bailing out the banks, picking Timmeh Geithner, the stimulus program (which was all tax cuts and no stimulus), Obamacare, etc. – that he plumb forgot all the economic theories for which he had won the Nobel Prize in economics.

      On another topic, has anyone here ever read Naomi Klein’s book, “The Shock Doctrine”? It is the history of the US using the banks, privatization, and austerity to inflict, in true neo-liberal fashion, debt peonage, rule by corporations, and/or imposed dictatorships upon other countries around the globe. Thus they were plundered for the benefit of the US and international bankers and the corporate cartels. This continues across the globe today, of course; in even more obvious and blood-thirsty ways.

      I believe that we in the US are being Shock Doctrine’d. The plutocracy wants it all, and are set to ravage America itself. That is what the election of Trump is about, and when the population finally figures out what the Republicans, with “bipartisan” help from the Democrats, have done to them, it will be too late.

      11/29/16 11:44 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      teri said:
      “The plutocracy wants it all, and are set to ravage America itself. That is what the election of Trump is about, and when the population finally figures out what the Republicans, with “bipartisan” help from the Democrats, have done to them, it will be too late.”

      As long as there’s 200 million + gun owners it will never be too late. Of course, half of those may be Trump surrogates. But we’ll see…cause the way this is coming down, I smell a civil war within a year or two.

      11/29/16 11:58 AM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Pitch, a civil war? Really going out on a limb, arent you? Stop stealing my act. And I thought I thought I was the pessimost here. Hindsight is 2021. I give it 5 years UNLESS Trump attacks China or Iran and we go to Hell. Quite the revelation from the AC man. Craps, we all lose.

      11/29/16 12:23 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Speaking of losing it, would like to know how State is getting ready for the Big Takeover. Is it like something out of Jonestown or Game of Thrones where the women are prepared to end it all rather than get grabbed by Demented Donalds drones?

      11/29/16 1:15 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      What does the Duopoly want? Progressive and democracy is a great headline! Wave multiple flags, or burn them while you can.

      11/29/16 2:35 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      I do not care if u r a bot, nsa, cia bs, or whatever trying to survive, Power to the people. Get out of the way for your children! Is there a area to donte to PVB on Donate Tuesday or whatever it is? I will donate 1% of my disability check.

      11/29/16 2:40 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      Stop the 1%.

      11/29/16 2:40 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      Peter accepts only bitcoin and weed.

      11/29/16 2:47 PM | Comment Link

    • b. traven said...

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      Over thirty years ago a bright young guy named John Perkins was seduced and recruited to work for the first neo liberal foreign policy CIA involved takeover of small impoverished countries being miked by their oligarchical ruling class. His job was to use the IMF and World Bank to lend themn money to build massive infrastructure projects they did not need and could not pay for. Then we would install our own puppets.
      Well, we ran out of small impoverished countries who would go for that and I forecast that Bush after 9/11 was using war making as the way to pull the same stunt on the United States. Well. here we are today living that dream of the 1% For those who have not read it years ago the book John wrote was CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN. Reread it and see if that is not what is going on here.

      11/29/16 3:06 PM | Comment Link

    • rich bauer said...

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      BT, Bush is incapable of putting two sentences together. That MAY be the strategy to get US drowning in debt but my money is on the military surveillance industry that fucks the taxpayer. Of course Trump is too smart to pay taxes.

      11/29/16 3:44 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Teri,

      What makes you think Paul Krugman ever actually earned that Nobel Prize?

      As if Obama earned his?

      M

      11/29/16 3:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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    • Mitch said...

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      11/29/16 4:01 PM | Comment Link

    • jhoover said...

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      Can Americans learn from their last experiences

      Watergate-Era Church Committee Staffers Urge Leniency for Snowden

      11/29/16 4:50 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      On this giving Tuesday please donate to Veterans for Peace, World Cant Wait, and the Black Agenda Report. We will check the IRS records for Karma. Sarcasm rules!!! Vote Often! My Bro just had a stroke. Good news, he was not taken out. Enjoy!

      11/29/16 5:11 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      deleted ( is sarcasim and TRUTH allowed by the Facist PVB) Could you give me the Donalds and Barrys# to tweet? Freedommmmmmmdumbetc.

      11/29/16 5:59 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      exhale/inhale2020 Why Vote? Work for the People. (right arm!)

      11/29/16 6:01 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      right / left. D R. Buy this or that fools. Meet your neighbors. Share.Love. Help them, and their kids?…. and yours. Speak Out to help the people. D and R’s shut the fuck up. Stand Up. Stand With Standing Rock. Work for the People.

      11/29/16 6:06 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Empires do not self correct. You and I can self correct to some degree but if one has become an empire one is not able to self correct. Bette Davis- if alive- would say forget about your airbag- you need to use your moonroof as a means of ejecting from a doomed airfoil. Trump may be the two by four inserted into the wheel spokes of the American Empire.

      11/29/16 6:09 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      11/29/16 6:23 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

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      I am shocked at the mediator here. I love the Truth. Thank you Peter V.B. ! Have a nice week. It’s a big one!

      11/29/16 6:25 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      John Poole said…

      “Empires do not self correct.”

      Axiom #5 quoted from Castro on a dirty sheet of propaganda pasted to every building and tree across Cuba.

      Axiom# 14 quoted in Tolskey’s Requiem for Equality.

      Axiom# 6 quoted in the Quran.

      Axiom #8 painted on bas relief hieroglyphs within the various Tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings.

      Commandment #2 within the latest AI algorithm from Google.

      Found scratched on the walls of the DOJ by the last known living human being in its bullet ridden hallways.

      A warning found on a memo to Donald Trump from Tsar Nicolas Romanov ll circa 1918.

      Scrawled on a notepad to Himmler on the eave of the Russian invasion of Berlin, from a subordinate who married his daughter.

      A twitter to all employees of Goldman Saks from the manager of Shorting the world economy.

      Fill in your own.

      11/29/16 6:52 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps… whispered in the ear of King Louie XVIII’s head in the basket during his last 30 seconds of life, by the executioner after releasing the lunette.

      11/29/16 7:13 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      53

      So….

      Anyone want to plant trees in Africa??? Great pay schedule ???? Work with a truly inspiring woman.

      http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/737513/Hillary-Clinton-charity-received-millions-in-German-cash-after-praising-Angela-Merkel

      M

      11/29/16 7:46 PM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

      54

      Everyone is talking about Trump – with good cause- but let’s not forget Obama is still in office. And he isn’t wasting his time getting some last minute priorities taken care of for Trump to inherit. (One of these pressing issues is NOT Standing Rock, which Obama refuses to address.) I wrote this the other day about something that is being set up by Oblahblah and thought y’all would be interested:

      In the meantime, Obama hasn’t yet left office.  He is not doing anything to preserve whatever faint populist part of “his legacy” actually exists, or making any attempt to offer protection for the American people against the bare thuggery of the incoming Trump-ettes through whatever quick executive or legislative actions he could finagle before he heads into fabulously wealthy guest-speaker-land.  No, he is pummeling Congress to give him a “must-pass” increase in military spending, handing his illegal drone program and kill-list on to Trump, and expanding the reach of our clandestine military forces around the planet.
       
      This is Obama’s true legacy:

      “The Obama administration is giving the elite Joint Special Operations Command — the organization that helped kill Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid by Navy SEALs — expanded power to track, plan and potentially launch attacks on terrorist cells around the globe, a move driven by concerns of a dispersed terrorist threat as Islamic State militants are driven from strongholds in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials said.  The creation of a new JSOC entity this late in the Obama’s tenure is the “codification” of best practices in targeting terrorists outside of conventional conflict zones […]

      “Some in the Pentagon hope to see the new task force working in tandem with the CIA, elevating a sometimes distant relationship to one of constant coordination to track and go after suspected terrorists outside of traditional war zones. […]”

      The most chilling paragraph from this Washington Post article reads:

      “The new JSOC task force could also offer intelligence, strike recommendations and advice to the militaries and security forces of traditional Western allies, or conduct joint operations, officials said. In other parts of the world, with weak or no governments, JSOC could act unilaterally.”

      (Read that last sentence above again.) The article comes from the WaPo, so you are allowed to read it in its entirety. The WaPo is not on The List of “fake news outlets that ought to be censored”, naturally, since the WaPo itself conveniently provided us with The List.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/11/25/obama-administration-expands-elite-military-units-powers-to-hunt-foreign-fighters-globally/?utm_term=.263faeba8049

      And more in-depth analysis of this Obama JSOC expansion here:

      http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/29/jsoc-n29.html

      11/30/16 4:56 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Re: recount efforts. I have read that the deadline for any recounted tallies is 13 Dec, so that the results can go to the Electoral College before they officially vote a few days later. Further, I have read that if a state has agreed to a recount, but the recount is not completed in time, that state’s EC vote is nullified (i.e., that state would get zero EC votes). If all 3 of the states that Stein is asking to be recounted agree to do a recount, and they can’t complete it by Dec 13, Trump would no longer have the majority of EC votes and the decision of who is president and who is vice president would go to the House and Senate.

      Maybe that’s the whole reason for pushing for a recount – hoping that it just doesn’t happen in time.

      Anyway, doesn’t one of these states have no paper ballots? How do you do a “recount” – just ask the voting machines to cough up their results again? That’s not verifying anything.

      11/30/16 6:22 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Morning Teri,

      Comment one response:

      This statement… Is some scary shit.
      “Obama has normalized the idea that presidents get to have secret large-scale killing programs at their disposal.”

      And… That it will involve other nations… Some of which are not friendly to the US, adds quite another angle.
      So… Who’s next to have their homes blown to Oz?

      Comment two response :

      So, the recount is a scam… With a plan. Wonderful … Not.

      I would say… What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive…..

      But…. We have been being decived for a hell of a long time.

      So… This begs the question…. Who does Obama wanted killed, before he’s out of office??? Someone he can’t kill “legally” now?

      Once…a man said… ” with every rifle shot, the revolution grows. “.

      Now… With every drone strike, it grows by the thousands.

      M

      11/30/16 7:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      57

      Btw,

      Teri,

      Thanks for answering that…. Figured you would know the answer.

      M

      11/30/16 7:48 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      And,

      Because my favorite ‘Pitchfork’ has been much to quiet lately…

      Blood,

      How are your tapes? Find the equipment yet to play them?
      I can help you find the equipment if needed.

      Seen the drone yet?

      Good Morning Blood. :- )

      M

      11/30/16 7:51 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Hmmmmmm…

      Stein managed to pay 3.5 Million dollars….. With 5 minutes to spare.

      What a stupid game.
      Wonder how many times court house security asked her , “why are you standing in this hall?”… Before she walked in.??

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/30/wisconsin-judge-refuses-to-order-hand-recount.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29

      M

      11/30/16 8:03 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      11/30/16 8:32 AM | Comment Link

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      11/30/16 8:37 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ” How do you do a “recount” – just ask the voting machines to cough up their results again? That’s not verifying anything.”

      ummm…recount? Hahahahahahahahahaha! You don’t really think these states will spend that money on…ahem..”recounting”, do you? Their Secretary of State will simply read the tally.. again(while silently laughing his ass off). As for voting “machines”. That was the coup d’etat. Why do you think paper ballots were virtually banned? Cause they CAN be counted.. that is if they’re not burned in secret.

      Mitch said…
      “And,
      Because my favorite ‘Pitchfork’ has been much to quiet lately…”

      Yeah, well I’ve kinda grown weary playin keyboard outraged citizen. All it does is raise my blood pressure. 🙂 Besides, all that time could be spent crossing off items of my “honey do” list. 🙂

      “Blood,

      How are your tapes? ”

      ummm..tapes? What tapes? I don have no stinkin tapes. 🙂

      11/30/16 10:02 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      At least there’s some good news today..

      http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/barrett-brown-free/?tw=share

      Can’t wait to read what he’s got to say now that he’s free.

      11/30/16 10:13 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Blood,

      Hmmmmm.

      I remember quite distinctly…. You had some tapes.

      :- )

      M

      11/30/16 10:24 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      And Blood,

      Dude…. Trade you to-do lists.

      M

      11/30/16 10:25 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

      66

      On a side note….

      Hahahahahahahahaha…fuck you AT&T/NSA…

      https://boingboing.net/2016/11/29/projecting-leaked-nsa-docs-on.html

      Now, if only they’d project this picture on the side of Trump Towers.

      http://1080.plus/mobile/?QE87YqPg1yE.video

      Trumps head would explode.

      11/30/16 10:43 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Ahhhhh….

      There’s the loveable Bloodypitchfork.

      How the hell are you????

      M

      11/30/16 11:08 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      Well, it looks like more than just the US is pissed off…

      Bunch more racists, Klan supporters, nazi’s, etc are making a run of things.

      Anyone ever read a book called ” the first butterfly”?

      http://foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=22995&external=3832585.proteus.fma#quickPage_html_page_22995_content_118519682_pageNum_1

      M

      11/30/16 7:25 PM | Comment Link

    • Bunny said...

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      Thkans for taking the time to post. It’s lifted the level of debate

      12/16/16 3:24 PM | Comment Link

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