Monday, April 2, 2018


A face devoid of love or grace,
A hateful, hard, successful face,
A face with which a stone
Would feel as thoroughly at ease
As were they old acquaintances,—
First time together thrown.

   ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)    

The Vanity of Liberalism

by Don Surber

All errors should be reported to DonSurber@gmail.com


Actor Rob Lowe explained on Twitter why the revival of "Roseanne" worked.

"The secret to @therealroseanne massive ratings is that it celebrates people with huge political differences who are able to laugh and love together as they passionately disagree," Lowe tweeted.

The reaction from the left was stuffier than the attic in August.

"What our country is experiencing is an attack on our very democracy, not a difference of opinions. Trump is a genuine threat to the USA and the world. Normalizing him is dangerous. Not a laughing matter."

"I'm not able to laugh and love with anyone trying to destroy America, thanks."

"As a straight CIS rich person it’s easy for you to say this. You’ve never been the LGBT member of your family who has Trump supporters who say they love you but don’t because they support bigotry. Difference of opinion can happen but Roseanne isn’t the voice of reason."

And so forth, and so on. Twitchy did a thing on it.

Once again we see liberalism as a religion. The liberals' high opinion of themselves is amusing. I forget who said it first, but when you lose a sense your other senses become more intense; thus when you lose your sense of humor, your sense of self-importance grows.


Hogg & Soros, the greatest Vaudeviile team since Gallagher and Shean


Their elevated sense of morality shows that they have been indoctrinated, just as North Koreans have. The difference is the Norks don't eat as much but on the other hand, the Norks have not paid $100,000 in student loans for their indoctrination.

As for the "Roseanne" show, executive producer Bruce Helford told Politico, "We write it from the point of view that working-class people are the nobility of this country, and not that they’re rednecks or hillbillies."

Considering how the elites act, Helford may be right.






72 comments:

  1. The Town Crier said

    New York Magazine Cover Depicts Trump as a Pig

    The Hill,

    by Avery Anapol

    Trump with its new cover depicting the president as a pig. The April 2 issue of the magazine features a close-up photo of Trump with a pig´s snout replacing his nose. "Not Collusion... Not Incompetence... Not Cruelty... It´s the Corruption, Stupid," the headline reads. "Why His Self-Dealing is His Biggest Political Liability." (Tweet) The cover story, "Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump´s Greatest Political Liability," hits Trump for what it claims is "corruption" and "greed" in nearly all aspects of his presidency, from his political appointees to his decision to let . . .

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  2. Tocsin Warner said


    Jimmy Carter: I pray for Trump

    The Hill (DC), by Staff

    Former President Carter said during a new interview that he prays for President Trump. "I pray that he´ll be a good president, and that he´ll keep our country at peace, and that he´ll refrain from using nuclear weapons, and that he will promote human rights," Carter told CBS "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. "So, yeah, I pray for him." Carter has in the past been critical of Trump and some of his policy decisions. Last month, he said he would prefer Trump not be impeached, even if special counsel Robert Mueller´s investigation exposes wrongdoing on the part of the president. "My own preference would be ...

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    1. Ronald Ragin' said


      Shilling a Book, Jimmy Carter
      Can´t Stop Popping Off


      American Thinker

      by Monica Showalter

      Jimmy Carter is back, filling our television screens and newspapers with nonsensical blather, fawning journalists at his beck and call. Seems the 93-year old failed former president, Sunday school teacher, and all-round-snopes, is shilling a book, banally titled: "Faith: A Journey for All," suggesting he calculates that this is an easy one to sell to the public. He´s talking to the press, a lot, saying the American public elected President Trump because he was a jerk, instead of someone who would defend their interests, instead of all all-around smilin´ nice guy like himself, and he´s called President Trump´s choice of . . .

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  3. Detson Detters said

    Jake Tapper Goes Full Jackass, Mocking
    President Trump´s Choice of Ddinner Guests


    American Thinker,

    by Monica Showalter

    What´s gotten into Jake Tapper? The formerly fine journalist, since turned swamp thing has spewed out a doozy of a criticism for President Trump over his dinner guests on Twitter: (Tweet) Cripes, what a thing to criticize him on. I hadn´t seen this until now, as a result of Mike Allen, writing in Axios, who seems to approve as a leading member of the swamp speaking for the swamp sensibility, and adds that Trump dines with guys like boxing promoter Don King, too, (clutching his pearls).As President Trump increasingly tunes out formal advisers, there´s a growing list of misfits and _ _ _

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  4. Aphasia Maltodestrinata said

    The Tumultuous Effect of the LGBT Agenda on One Young Mind

    American Thinker, by Susan D. Harris

    Sometimes something as mundane as a visit to a drive-through can leave your head splitting from an overdose of culture shock. No matter which way you turn these days, you´re bound to offend someone about something...but did you ever notice that no one seems to care about offending you? Jamie had become what I call a "friendly acquaintance" – a seemingly friendly androgynous young boy at the drive-through where I often buy coffee. One day he´d be a colorfully polished girl with blue eye shadow and a ponytail; the next he was a boy who sparkled with the charisma of a / / /

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  5. Clothilde von Tattler said

    First it was Confederate monuments. Now
    statues offensive to Native Americans are
    poised to topple across the U.S.


    Los Angeles Times, by Jaweed Kaleem

    Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a majority Green Party city council and one of the first to tacitly allow marijuana farming before pot was legal. Now it´s on the verge of another first. No other city has taken down a monument to a president for his misdeeds. But Arcata is poised to do just that. The target is an 8½-foot bronze likeness of William McKinley, who

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  6. Bingo! Bullseye! From beginning to end.

    I love what that producer said about the working class. There is nobility in the daily struggle.

    And yes, Progressivism (I hate calling it "liberalism," because it's not) is a Dogma which shall not be questioned.

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    1. Thank you, Silver! For the past two or three years I stopped calling it Liberalism" because as you rightly say, it isn't.

      There ARE no "Liberals" left anymore –– at least not where I can see them –– there are only LEFTISTS, –– CONSERVATIVE-LIBERTARIANS, –– and MUSHBRAINS.

      The last may be better known as "MODERATES," but I don't see true moderation in their incessant equivocations and attempts to justify the absurd and outrageous, and defend the indefensible.

      I only see stupidity and moral cowardice.

      But then, Who the hell am I?

      };^)>

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    2. The New Left have become "Progressive fundamentalists". Progressive fundamentalists are the "true believers" and "evangelists" of the Progressive cause. Their religious institutions in the Ivy League are the premier "safe spaces" for progressive ideological conformity... sacred spaced that must be kept pure and protected from "conservative thought" and dedicated to producing the "pure activists" needed to further advocate and promote the Progressive casue.

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    3. I would not group libertarians and conservatives so cavalierly as you.

      Yes, there are conservatives who have some libertarian leanings, but not that many.

      Libertarianism is more compatible with classical liberalism than with conservatism.

      I'm nit-picking, but it needs to be pointed out. Such amalgams are always uneasy, fraught, and involve tensions and contradictions which cannot be reconciled.

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    4. I vote that we stop calling the most progressive institutions of higher learning in America "colleges" or "universities" and begin labelling them for what they are. "Seminaries" for progressive activism.

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    5. Silver,

      I have long consdered MYSELF a "Conservative-Libertarian," because I am –– as you probably know –– extremely liberal on some issues –– like certain select aspects of Illegal Immigration, and Gay Rights –– and extremely conservative when it comes to Taxation, Free-Market Capitalism, the Sanctity of Private Property, the Right to Own and Bear Arms. I fit into no particular category when I tell you I have come the conclusion that "Freedom of Speech" MUST be limited –– possibly even curtailed –– for troublemaking seditious dissident groups such as militant Muslims and for militant extremist unatuc fringe groups such s the Black Panthers, MOVE, SNICK, CODE PINK, and malevolent individuals such as Malik "Zulu" Shabazz, Cindy Sheehan, and Medea Benjamin.

      I"f I'd had the power, I would have BANNED the teaching of MARXISM, and BARRED all teachers and professors advocating Marxian Totalitariansm from ever being permitted to enter a classroom, ETC.

      Freedom to Speak ONLY on Street Corners for SEDITIONISTS and most political ACTIVISTS.

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    6. Yes, FJ! I identified and wrote about Leftist Cant and Rheteric as a Secular Religion years ago, and have even gone so far as to dub it a form of Neo-Puritanism.

      BOY! Did I get a heavy ration of putrid, freshly laid manure thrown at me by a well-known leftist antagonist, who shall remain nameless, for saying that. "Oh NO!" Iwas told, "to qualify as a religion an irrational belief in a Supernatural Authoritarian being must be present."

      Sorry, but MARXISM and all its hideous offshoots IS a RELIGION, babycakes.

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  7. Eustace Philander Hoar-Masterson said


    Museum slammed after hiring white curator for African art exhibit

    by Dean Balsamini

    March 31, 2018 | 9:21pm


    Museum slammed after hiring white curator for African art exhibit
    Kristen Windmuller-Luna Brooklyn Museum

    The Brooklyn Museum has sparked outrage in the black community after tapping a white woman to curate its vast African art collection.

    On Monday the museum appointed Kristen Windmuller-Luna, 31, who has a Ph.D. in African art history from Princeton University, lectures in Columbia University’s department of art history and archaeology, and once worked as an educator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was “responsible for adult and college gallery tours in the African galleries.”

    Despite the stellar résumé, her hiring left some wondering why a qualified person of color did not get the post.

    “Seriously, @brooklynmuseum? There goes the neighborhood for good,” opined Philadelphia journalist Ernest Owens on Twitter.

    “People from the African Diaspora are frustrated w/white people being gatekeepers of our narrative,” tweeted Kimberly Seldon.

    The museum defended its decision.

    “Kristen is the perfect choice to build upon the Brooklyn Museum’s track record as an innovator in the collection and exhibition of the arts of Africa,” said Jennifer Chi, the museum’s chief curator, in a statement.

    The museum said it was “committed to equity” but would not discuss the hiring process with The Post.

    Following days of criticism on social media, the museum tweeted Thursday:

    “We have been listening closely to the debate about our recent appointments to our curatorial team. We’re listening and we hear you. As we think about ways to engage in this conversation with the care it deserves, we want to assure you that you can count on us, as ever, to continue working deeply on equity within our institution and beyond.”

    African-Americans make up just 4 percent of all “curators, conservators, educators, and leadership,” according to a Mellon Foundation demographic study in 2015. The same report said that people of color occupied 42 percent of “intellectual leadership” positions at the Brooklyn Museum.

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    1. Artemis AntiprogApril 2, 2018 at 9:56 AM

      What logically follows from this is that white people must be banned from getting university degrees in anything African. Only black people can get such degrees, only Hispanics can get Hispanic Studies degrees, only women and get Womens Studies degrees.

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    2. What you are saying is that BLACKS are bringing about a renascence of Jim Crow, Segregation and Apartheid.

      Ironic, ain't it?

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  8. As long as tje Liberal/Progressive pary has people as Dumb, and Idiots like Hillary, Pelosi, Waters, Wasserman Schultz, "Pocahnatas", etc, etc, etc,.they may as well add that Arrogant, Ego-maniacal Big Mouthed, Attention Whore David Hogg to their heap of morons.
    When the democrats are thru with Comrade Hogg, he will be thrown on the trash heap just like they did with Cindy SheeHan

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    1. Oh, C'MON, TOM! i don't like them any more than you, but MUST we indulge in such virulent name-calling?

      it robs "us" of credibility as well as dignity, and frankly makes us appear childish.

      I'm not scolding, but I do think it's better to discuss things in cooler, more level-headed terms.

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  9. Hildie White-FarmerApril 2, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Winnie Mandela, Queen of the burning necklaces, has crossed the River Styx. May satan feast upon her rotted soul for all eternity.

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    1. Hope she goes directly to hell

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    2. I'll say the same thing about this as I did to TOM just above.

      Why be so NASTY? It doesn't help improve anything.

      Besides Winnie Mandela is not relevant to the subject of Leftist haughtiness and self-righteousness.

      I'm just glad that WINNIE was never one of OUR problems.

      We certainly have enough of our own.

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    3. Don Jose from Far RockawayApril 2, 2018 at 12:27 PM

      Winnie was a DIRTY rotten POS

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    4. FT,as long as she was alive she was a problem for the entire world

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    5. Yes, but there are better ways to criticize and even vilify despicable individulals than using the Lenguage of the Gutter,

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  10. It is a ghastly experience to be burnt alive by a petrol-soaked car tyre being put over your head and set alight.

    Besides, the old witch cheated on our beloved Nelson Mandela with her young bodyguards.

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  11. George K. Dillinger said

    Boss Hogg and His Ingraham Angle

    American Thinker,

    by Daniel John Sobieski

    David Hogg may have been a student at the high school in Parkland, Florida shot up by a killer whom the Broward County Sheriff´s Department and the FBI knew about and failed to stop, but he has hardly behaved as an innocent victim since then. He is a professional liberal activist with a far-left agenda (snip) Hogg may have been thrust into the public arena, but he has chosen to wallow in it and exploit it for his own far-left ideological agenda. Laura Ingraham may have been arguably rude, for which she has apologized. Yet she is right. David Hogg

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  13. Wilma KrabschitzApril 2, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Making fun of Secretary Clinton is not funny. Can't you right wingers come up with new material?

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    1. I beg to differ. There is nothing else TO do when it comes to Her Heinous.

      With her incredible arrogance, exaggeratd sense of self-importance, monumental vanity, colossal clumsiness and manifest ineptitude, she has made herself a laughingstock.

      I offer prayers of gratitude every day since President Trump got elected that we will never have to suffer under the rule of that rude, specracularly corrupt, deceitful, hideous old hag.

      Once she accepts her resounding defeat, and f[inally stops making an ass of herself, takes her ill-gotten gains and retreats into seclusion where she belongs, we'll be able to offer a great sigh of relief and finally stop talking about her.

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  14. How about that DOW? Again this year.

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    1. How ABOUT it? It's still more than five thousand points above where it was the day President Trump took office.

      One must take the Long View when it cmes to market investing.

      The stock market is like the ocean. It's never still, and "weather conditions" have a profound-but-always-temporary effect on it.

      Overall the market has moved in an upward trajectory since the Dow-Jones Corporation started keeping records.

      Realists know that "What goes up must come down," periodically, and accept market viccistudes with equanimity.

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    2. True. After the "Bush Crash" the market recovered under Obama. Nicely. So, is it not true that if Trump deserves credit so too does Obama?

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    3. NONSENSE! As a retiree who lives SOLELY on income from investments, I can tell you that even during the very worst of the 2008 slump I only lost about 12% of my wisely invested holdings –– practically NEGLIGIBLE considering how poorly the country was faring at the time.

      I owe that to skillful, highly-paid Money Management –– certainly not to any attempts to improve fiscal policy on the part of Washington, D.C.

      HOWEVER, the net asset value of my holdings and the income I derived remained STATIC during the eight long years Obama was in power.

      The nation made THE weakest recovery in market history under Obama. Growth was anemic at best, nonexistent at worst. The value of my portfolio FLAT-LINED during this tedious, unrewarding era.

      ALL we managed to do was TREAD WATER, until Mr. Trump took office. THEN that market took off like a rocket.

      As I explained above, we are now going through what-is-euphemistically-called a "CORRECTION" –– a perfectly natural, right and good response to a prolonged period of hyper-growth.

      YOU eagerly want to blame G.W. Bush for 2008's Big Dip. I on the other hand blame it largely in the demonic depredations of DODD-FRANK.

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  15. Notan Upstartfan said

    David Hogg Called "Nasty and VILE"
    by Classmate Whose Sister Died
    in Parkland Massacre


    American Thinker,

    by Monica Showalter

    When you purport to represent a lot of classmates and are using that representation as a national platform, you´ve got trouble when one of them starts calling you "Nasty and VILE." That´s the latest news on gun-control activist and grandstander David Hogg, whose classmates don´t have the same high opinion of him that he does. Patrick Petty, a classmate of Hogg´s whose sister Alaina actually died in the Parkland massacre, told Hogg on Twitter that he was "Nasty and VILE" apparently in response to Hogg´s effort to change his cause from gun control to media control, as he continues in / / / / / /

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    1. Sgt. Geraldine MacAndrew, USAF ret. said

      You bet! That scrawny, scowling, pasty-faced little punk has a long way to go before he could ever even pretend to think of hmself as a man. "NASTY and VILE" doesn't begin to cover what he truly is.

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  16. Antipathia Klug-Gescheitstickler said

    The President Attacked My Reputation.
    It’s Time to Set the Record Straight.


    Washington Post, by Jill McCabe

    I am an emergency room pediatrician and an accidental politician — someone who never thought much about politics until I was recruited to run for state office after making a statement about the importance of expanding Medicaid. That decision — plus some twisted reporting and presidential tweets — ended up costing my husband, Andrew, his job and our family a significant portion of his pension my husband had worked hard for over 21 years of federal service. For the past year and a half of this nightmare, I have not been free to speak out about what happened. Now that ...

    COMMENT:

    I can certainly understand her desire to defend her husband. She complains about her family being constantly harassed by reporters, etc. and yet jumps into the fray by writing this article. It is also admirable that she is an ER physician, but her complaints that Medicaid wasn´t expanded is irksome. You would think she of all people would understand socialized medicine is destroying the system. The real stunner is she claims Andrew is a reliable Republican. Really? I don´t even know what to say about that.




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    1. Emmaline Whoop said

      Dear. You got into politics. If you can´t take the heat. Stay out of the kitchen.

      Also, you hubby was fired for cause. Blame him.

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    2. Killie Louise Byrd said

      An ER Pediatrican? The McCabes are worth millions then why do they need a go fund account for legal fees? Because they both know he’s guilty and will need all the legal help he can get. They both thought Hillary was going to win in a landslide and he would get to be Director. Your husband while at the FBI actively worked to overturn a Presidential election to curry favor with Hillary now it’s time face the consequences of committing sedition.

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    3. Terry Alexander said

      I think if anybody did any attacking, it was your crooked husband, Bedelia.

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    4. Sheik Mohammed Ishah bin Araoond said

      It is good that these people are exposing who they really are. For so many years the establishment tried to hide what they were all about, but they are finally coming out the closet now.

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    5. Momma Myrrh-Fea said

      Boo hoo, Lady. You´re married to a person who is a clear and present danger to our democracy...and apparently a liar. How long did you say you were married? How many times do you suppose he´s lied to YOU during that time. My guess is...plenty of times. Of course if you´re a lefty politician now you know all about lying and probably use a Hillary-type denial to make it through each day. Your hunk made his bed; soon he may be forced to lay in it.

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    6. Sirelton on the John said

      Out of curiosity, how much if that McAuliffe/Clinton loot remains in Dr. Mrs. McCabe´s campaign fund?

      Somewhere I read that a normal campaign in that district usually runs about $60K and Virginia law allows candidates to use their campaign funds for personal expenses following the election under certain rules.

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    7. Adiosa Tudalulu said

      You don´t just get your feet wet in democrat politics, lady, you jump all the way in and you never dry off.

      Your husband ruined your life, blame him not the President.

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    8. Archibald Heathcliff DeLorean said

      Jill, how disingenuous you are!. Pretending that taking $750K contribution from the Clinton's bag man, Terry McAwful, was not unusual.

      This is a huge contribution for a state senate job, so why the huge interest in you, Ms. McCabe?

      Could it be that your husband was investigating Hillary for mishandling classified information? I think it could be.

      And the losing of your husband's pension? Now, we are being told it is not lost, only he cannot get it at 50, but has to wait until age 57. So sad! My heart really cries for you.

      Us minions have to wait until 65, and it is not anywhere close to your husband's pension, Ms. McCabe.

      Then, Ms. McCabe, you talk a lot about Medicare. What has that got to do with anything? Nothing. That is what I thought.

      And did you forget to address Andrew's lying to the FBI and the IG, Ms. McCabe, because I think you should address that.

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    9. Adm. Abner Byrd-Dogg, USN ret. said

      It is more than likely your husband is in more trouble already from running HIS mouth, than talk can get him out of, He attacked the man that became President...First...the subsequent legal response is not an attack, it is a defense. Attacking from a different direction merely brings on a stronger defense. Trump did not fire him, his own actions back-fired upon himself...

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    10. Art Maloney said

      Jill McCabe refers to some twisted reporting and presidential tweets costing her husband his job, their family losing a significant portion of his pension earned over 21 years, her reputation and integrity, their family being attacked, their life turned upside down by current events, conversations necessary with teenage children, news crews staking out, packages from strangers as issues besetting their family.

      Well BOO FUGGING HOO! Jill McCabe would do well to consider gthe plight of retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Thomas Flynn and his family and how after 33 years of serving our country in an honorable, prestigious Army career, his life, family have been turned upside down and shaken unmercifully, and how trying to paythe huge legal fees imposed on him by the malicious prosecution of Robert Mueller has forced General Flynn int BANKRUPTCY.

      Jill McCabe might also do well to consider the effects on President Trump and his family bafter being subjected to a relentless campaign of vicious, unfounded attacks unlike any we've seen before in modern times.

      REALITY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF:

      The GoFundMe account for Andrew McCabe created 3-29-18 raised $554,520 of a goal of $250,000 in four days.

      The GoFundMe account for General Flynn created 6-24-16 raised $25,070 of a goal of $50,000 in 21 months.

      Reoortedly, the McCabe’s net worth is somewhere in the neighborhood of $11,000,000.

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  17. Didn't Andrew McCabe just nix his GoFundMe account because he'd already raised a half million bucks and didn't need any more?

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  18. I actually think that the Democrats, Liberals, Progressives ,and all the other Psychopaths, Sociopaths, and all other maniacs, lunatics, and unstable people with mental disorders and their sycophants in the media attack and lie About anything that President Trump says because he is not a member of their tribe and doesn't follow their orders

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  19. President Donald Trumps rating Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin ObamaS at the same period.

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  21. It maybe laughs for you Sam, but that bunch of idiots make feel me ashamed of them every time to think that they are Americans.

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    1. I love ya, Rusty. but we're not here to gossip about other bloggers or to make critical remarks about each other.

      We are here to talk about the ISSUES raised in the POSTED MATERIAL –– NOTHING ELSE.

      I love Lisa too, but am determined to PREVENT this place from becoming another WYD.

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  26. MORE ARROGANT LIDIDIOCY CATALOGUED:

    Thomas Friedman: Obama, Bush
    Will Have to Team Up Against Trump
    to End a Constitutional Crisis


    Breitbart Video, by Jeff Poor

    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman speculated the Mueller special counsel probe will result in some sort of finding that will lead to a “constitutional crisis.” That according to Friedman will lead to former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama having to step in and prevent a constitutional crisis. (Snip) I believe the Mueller investigation, when it is finally put on the table before us, will trigger some form of constitutional crisis. I don’t know what he’s going to find about the president, whether it’s collusion, whether it’s financial impropriety, I have no idea. But ...

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  27. LIBIDIOCY DRONES ON CATERING TO THE SNOWFLAKE GENERATION:

    2,000 Years Too Late Facebook Bars Crucifixion As ‘Excessively Violent’

    by ANDREW MALCOLM

    Posted at 1:01 pm on April 3, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg is having an annus horribilus.

    Now, as if Facebook didn’t have enough troubles, a Roman Catholic university in Ohio is charging that the social media behemoth rejected its Easter ad last weekend because the crucifixion it depicted was “shocking, sensational and excessively violent.”

    Do ya think?

    Isn’t the brutal violence of being nailed to a cross naked until dead part of what Christians have been observing lo these almost two millenia? Without the awful death for the sins of man, there is no resurrection. Perhaps someone in Silicon Valley knows that.

    Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio (“We teach those who teach the faith”) sought to post a series of ads for its online theology programs last week. One of them included an image of the Crucifixion of Christ on the San Damiano Cross.

    Soon, the ad was barred and the university received the following administrative notice:

    “Your image, video thumbnail or video can’t contain shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.”

    Do you think anyone at Facebook has ever entered a Christian church at some point in the past 1,970 or so years and noticed the images of Christ’s Crucifixion witnessed by hundreds of millions of worshipers over all these years?

    In a subsequent Tweet, Franciscan University announced:

    An ad we placed was rejected by Facebook today for content that is “shocking, sensational, and excessively violent.” We must agree with them.

    The tweet linked to a blog post containing numerous Biblical verses describing the barbarity of the Crucifixion:

    The San Damiano Cross. Jesus in glory, reigning from his cruciform throne. This is what the monitors at Facebook consider excessively violent, sensational, and shocking.

    And indeed, the Crucifixion of Christ was all of those things. It was the most sensational action in history: man executed his God.

    The university’s post on Twitter attracted numerous statements of support and descriptions of other incidents of alleged Facebook censorship of Christian images, including a woman’s hands holding a rosary. Talk about offensive!

    Maybe when Zuckerberg testifies before Congress this spring someone wants to ask him how all the Russian stuff got through so easily but a single Christian image couldn’t make it past Facebook’s screens.

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    Tour opinions on THAT particular piece would be most welcome.

    ALL WE ASK is that you DO NOT TALK ABOUT EACH OTHER or ABOUT FELLOW BLOGGERS NOT PRESENT.

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  29. Gaia Animosita said


    The Herd Media Stampedes Sinclair

    American Spectator, by George Neumayr

    In an unguarded moment during the 2016 campaign, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski remarked that it is “our job,” not Trump’s, to “control exactly what people think.” The Sinclair Broadcast Group referenced that line in its promo. But the news accounts of the phony controversy over the promo never mention that Brzezinski did in fact make that outrageous comment. Unless I missed it, Brzezinski herself didn’t acknowledge the reference to the comment she made. Gripping her chair like a Victorian fainting couch, Brzezinski found the promo “frightening.” But beneath the hysterical blather was nothing more than the hurt feelings of an exposed liberal . . .

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    1. Cumsee Cumsah said

      Can someone explain to me why the Media is so unified and Leftist? Where are they getting their power.. it´s not from ratings and advertising money. I feel like we are living in soviet Russia sometimes!

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    2. Gwladys Gwlottalstopper said

      I have up-close and personal experience with Sinclair Broadcasting and there is a reason that the leftist media is freaking out. SBC will soon own the majority of network affiliated TV ( and possibly radio) stations in the country and are not fond of the American Socialist Society ( A.S,S.) aka the democrats. Suffice it to say, President Trump´s FCC is fond of them.

      It´s going to be fun.

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  30. This anti-man crap is getting way out of hand! Janessa Cox of The Nation magazine just changed her name to Janessa Kuntz.

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  31. "The Real Deal:"April 4, 2018 at 9:47 AM


    Hillary Clinton is at it again. My God, you’d think that she would have learned after the first 25 times!
    But this time last week the “Smartest women in the world” once again gave her Worn Out List of several factors that contributed to her List de Jour for her loss to that “Business Man” Donald Trump, and she once again showed her Sore Losing Side telling us, or sound I say Scolding us when she said that America is in a "Really Bad Spot" with President Trump in the White House, and that Every day that goes by there’s more, and more evidence and more proof of Russia and fake news and Cambridge Analytica and misogyny and sexism," she said. "I mean it’s hard, it’s very hard."

    Note thatshe said this, but failed to show any of the “Evidence or the Proof”

    She also said the "Lock Her up" chants that Trump led during the election and other protests around her were signs of misogyny! .
    Adding that "Some of you probably remember when Kathy Griffin held up the head of Trump," she said. "What you may not remember is they were selling Trump holding up my head at the Republican convention and nobody said a word."

    Hillary also said her claim that she would have won her race against Trump if former FBI Director James Comey hadn't said publicly that he had reopened his investigation into her use of a private email server.
    And that if “Weren’t for the letter he wrote on October 28th I would have won," she said.

    And then she repeated that it was Russia, who contributed to her loss for Influencing the Election.

    Never mentioning the DNC ‘s part in trying to FIX the election, or Her OWN emails or stealing the primary form Bernie Sanders, or having recieved the debate questions in advance, or having James Comey giving her a Free Pass even knowing that she was as Guilty as Hell in that whole e-mal shebang. Or Benghazi!
    Only all those woulda, coulda, shouldas...nothing about the fact that she was the worse candidate that the Democratic party could have possibly run.

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    1. Yes, but we KNOW all that, so why bother to REPEAT it?

      What you've given us qualifies as BOILERPLATE. We frown on that, and much prefer spontaneus "INTERACTIVE" CONVERSATION.

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