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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mexifornia

Is secession a solution to cultural war?

Pat Buchanan: 'Secularism had been enthroned as our established religion'








IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES


As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.

Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than ever, it is an open question as to how, and how long, we will endure as one people.

After World War II, our judicial dictatorship began a purge of public manifestations of the “Christian nation” Harry Truman said we were.

In 2009, Barack Obama retorted, “We do not consider ourselves to be a Christian nation.” Secularism had been enthroned as our established religion, with only the most feeble of protests.

One can only imagine how Iranians or Afghans would deal with unelected judges moving to de-Islamicize their nations. Heads would roll, literally.

Which bring us to the first culture war skirmish of the Trump era.

Taking sides with Attorney General Jeff Sessions against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the president rescinded the Obama directive that gave transgender students the right to use the bathroom of their choice in public schools. President Donald Trump sent the issue back to the states and locales to decide.

While treated by the media and left as the civil rights cause of our era, the “bathroom debate” calls to mind Marx’s observation, “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”

Can anyone seriously contend that whether a 14-year-old boy, who thinks he is a girl, gets to use the girls’ bathroom is a civil rights issue comparable to whether African-Americans get the right to vote?

Remarkably, there was vigorous dissent, from DeVos, to returning this issue to where it belongs, with state and local officials.

After yielding on the bathroom question, she put out a statement declaring that every school in America has a “moral obligation” to protect children from bullying and directed her Office of Civil Rights to investigate all claims of bullying or harassment “against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.”

Now, bullying is bad behavior, and it may be horrible behavior.

But when did a Republican Party that believes in states rights decide this was a responsibility of a bureaucracy Ronald Reagan promised but failed to shut down? When did the GOP become nanny-staters?


Bullying is something every kid in public, parochial or private school has witnessed by graduation. While unfortunate, it is part of growing up.

But what kind of society, what kind of people have we become when we start to rely on federal bureaucrats to stop big kids from harassing and beating up smaller or weaker kids?

While the bathroom debate is a skirmish in the culture war, Trump’s solution – send the issue back to the states and the people there to work it out – may point the way to a truce – assuming Americans still want a truce.

For Trump’s solution is rooted in the principle of subsidiarity, first advanced in the 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII – that social problems are best resolved by the smallest unit of society with the ability to resolve them.

In brief, bullying is a problem for parents, teachers, principals to deal with, and local cops and the school district if it becomes widespread.

This idea is consistent with the Republican idea of federalism – that the national government should undertake those duties – securing the borders, fighting the nation’s wars, creating a continental road and rail system – that states alone cannot do.

Indeed, the nationalization of decision-making, the imposition of one-size-fits-all solutions to social problems, the court orders emanating from the ideology of judges – to which there is no appeal – that is behind the culture wars that may yet bring an end to this experiment in democratic rule.

Those factors are also among the primary causes of the fever of secessionism that is spreading all across Europe, and is now visible here.

Consider California. Democrats hold every state office, both Senate seats, two-thirds of both houses of the state legislature, 3 in 4 of the congressional seats. Hillary Clinton beat Trump 2-to-1 in California, with her margin in excess of 4 million votes.

Suddenly, California knows exactly how Marine Le Pen feels.

And as she wants to “Let France Be France,” and leave the EU, as Brits did with Brexit, a movement is afoot in California to secede from the United States and form a separate nation.

California seceding sounds like a cause that could bring San Francisco Democrats into a grand alliance with Breitbart.

A new federalism – a devolution of power and resources away from Washington and back to states, cities, towns and citizens, to let them resolve their problems their own way and according to their own principles – may be the price of retention of the American Union.

Let California be California; let red state America be red state America.

84 comments:

  1. Encourage the Californicators to secede !

    It will save Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming the cost and trouble of doing so.

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    1. Let them take the southern tip of Nevada....the Vegas area....with them too.

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  2. And don't miss my reply to Quirk here:

    Idaho BobThu Feb 23, 09:15:00 PM EST (response to Quirk)

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    1. Quirk, don't miss my reply to you here:

      Idaho BobThu Feb 23, 09:15:00 PM EST (response to Quirk)

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    3. You are, Sir, full of shit, and possess the personality of a dog, My Dear Sir, always wishing to return to the site of your last mess, My Good Man.

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    4. :)

      woof woof

      There are worse things.

      Bob wags tail....

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  3. And let CAL take their electoral votes (61?) with them. The Dims would never win another national election, ever. Therefore, the Dims will never let it happen. Pipe dream.

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  4. While the immediate threat to some 200,000 Californians has been the focus of the Oroville Dam crisis, the problem accentuates a growing rift between the state’s conservative, mostly rural northern counties and the coastal and urban populations of the south — the sunny, palm-tree graced California of American dreams that has become firmly entrenched in progressive politics.

    ...

    Earlier this month, the Union-Democrat Newspaper of Sonora, California, in the Sierra foothills east of San Francisco, featured the Jefferson movement.

    ...

    The Jefferson movement argues the state power base of the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area has given California the second highest taxes overall in the United States and the highest personal income tax, sales tax and gas tax.

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    1. I bet their property taxes are stratosphere stuff.

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  5. White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out Of CPAC

    February 23, 20172:13 PM ET
    Domenico Montanaro - 2015

    Reporters surround white nationalist Richard Spencer on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Richard Spencer, a white nationalist, was kicked out of the hotel where the Conservative Political Action Conference is taking place, a CPAC spokesman confirmed to NPR.

    Spencer was spotted in the lobby of the Gaylord National Resort outside Washington, D.C., talking with reporters. That's when CPAC officials were alerted to Spencer's presence.

    "His views are repugnant and have absolutely nothing to do with conservatism or what we do here," said CPAC spokesman Ian Walters.

    Spencer purchased a general admission pass Thursday morning, Walters said.

    "He's anti-free markets, anti-Constitution, anti-pluralism," Walters added. "This was one bad egg who bought a ticket."

    He described the alt-right and Spencer's views as "vile," "venomous," "horrible" and "repulsive."

    CPAC is trying to send a message that it wants nothing to do with the so-called alt-right, a white nationalist movement that latched on to Donald Trump's rise. The president's chief strategist in the White House, Steve Bannon, ran Breitbart, which he called a "platform for the alt-right." Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus are speaking at CPAC Thursday afternoon.


    CPAC also invited then disinvited Milo Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor with controversial views, after video surfaced of him seeming to endorse pedophilia.

    Dan Schneider, executive director of the American Conservative Union, which runs CPAC, spoke out forcefully against the alt-right at an earlier event.

    "CPAC, we have been slapped in the face," Schneider said. "There is a sinister organization that is trying to worm its way in, into our ranks."

    The alt-right, which "had been used for a long time in a very good and normal way," had been "hijacked [by a] hate-filled, left-wing fascist group," Schneider said. "We must not allow them to be normalized. They are not part of us."

    Walters noted, "It's not even close to even being somewhat representative of what goes on here. And everyone here is in agreement."

    He noted that Schneider's speech was a deliberate addition to a four-part series of speeches here on conservatism.....

    http://www.npr.org/2017/02/23/516867886/white-nationalist-richard-spencer-kicked-out-of-cpac

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    1. Richard Spencer is that Hot Air dude you follow, isn't he? alt-right is left-wing?

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    2. Nope. That's Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.

      Never seen him before seeing his pic in the article I posted.

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    3. Or, is that Robert Spencer?

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    4. Hardly ever heard of Richard Spencer, either.

      He definitely wouldn't find a place at Hot Air.

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      No, Robert Spencer is alt-right but Richard Spencer is alt-Reich.

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    6. Robert Spencer is a sensible Islamophobic, like myself.

      They Islamics are, in the end and the long run, always a danger to others, and, quite often, to themselves.

      It is a totally irrational male dominance cult that panders to the worst instincts of the unredeemed males of our species.

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    7. "First we show the Poles then everybody else"

      Quote from statement by newly elected city council member of first moslem majority council in USA in the City of Hamtramck, Michigan....right out of the starting gate.

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    8. I'm about to give up on the quote. Thought if I repeated it enough I might drum some sense into Quirk's noggin, but no progress is ever made...

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  6. Where The Constitution Is Silent Some Court Always Pipes Up


    The constitution is silent on the question of whether or not a state may unilaterally leave, or secede from, the Union. However, the Supreme Court, in Texas v. White (1869), held that a state cannot unilaterally do so.[9]

    When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. All the obligations of perpetual union, and all the guaranties of republican government in the Union, attached at once to the State. The act which consummated her admission into the Union was something more than a compact; it was the incorporation of a new member into the political body. And it was final. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.[10]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_Four_of_the_United_States_Constitution

    It's not 1860 any longer. Not even 1960.

    It's 2017, and time to clear this up.

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  7. Perhaps the real lesson of the Yiannopoulos debacle is that, angular haircuts and hunger for edge aside, the alt-right can never truly be queered. Yes, you can come to the party; yes, you can say all sorts of crazy stuff; yes, you can be rude and celebrated for it; but no, you can't crash here.

    It’s just not that into you.

    But how could any self-respecting gay feel at home in the alt-right, anyway? It’s an empty bar — all counter and no culture.


    Can't Queer the alt-right

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  8. UCSB Pro-Nazi Meninists Feel Oppressed by Campus Liberals
    - Vivi Mabanag

    More than a month after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, UCSB pro-Nazi meninists claim to have been targeted by on-campus anti-Trump and anti-racism protests.

    “They chant things like ‘Immigrants are welcome here,’ and it makes me think like … ‘Bro, am I not welcome here?’” third-year William Carter Carrington said while holding up a “Nazis Just Wanna Have Fun-damental Rights” poster.

    “The last few weeks have made me feel marginalized and systematically oppressed. I don’t think anyone knows what I’m going through right now.”

    Carrington identifies himself as a Caucasian male with a “passion for other Caucasian males’ rights.” He says his act of protest was meant to challenge the “cancerous” views of campus liberals, who have in turn conducted their own protests for immigrants, women and people of color. Carrington’s concern follows last week’s UCSB pro-immigrant rally that hundreds of students attended to protest Trump’s immigration ban.

    His fears echo the “Founding Pillars” held by exclusive UCSB Fraternity, Beta Rho Omicron, of which he is a brother. The all-male members of this oft-controversial organization have been on guard ever since the 2017 Women’s March. According to sources, the secret fraternity has been stocking up on AXE body spray, which they hope will repel any woman who tries to march in protest upon their property.

    “I’ve seen their illustrated feminist posters about the female body part — which I have absolutely seen before, don’t get me wrong — but I think women’s rights are fine now just the way they are,” a Beta Rho Omicron member who prefers to remain anonymous said. “And I swear to God, if they’re gonna have another protest at Storke Tower I’ll throw a bitch fit.”

    Vivi Mabanag is a campus liberal who is working to build up her tolerance of AXE body spray.

    http://dailynexus.com/2017-02-23/ucsb-pro-nazi-meninists-feel-oppressed-by-campus-liberals/

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    1. A large gathering of the oppressive left.

      https://i0.wp.com/dailynexus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NXT_AngryHord.jpg?resize=1024%2C432

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    2. Hmmm...

      They look mostly alt-white to me.

      What are they bitching about ?

      Their 'white privilege' ?

      They look so peaceful I thought they might be listening to a sermon.

      I was expecting fire bombs, bottles, and bricks....

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    3. I think I could get along with those people, though I don't know the content of the speeches....

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  9. POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS EUROPE’S ANCIENT WALLS AGAINST ISLAM
    Safely ensconced behind the Vatican’s walls, he calls on others to “tear down their walls.”
    February 24, 2017 Raymond Ibrahim

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265904/pope-francis-condemns-europes-ancient-walls-raymond-ibrahim

    Pope “Muslim terrorism does not exist” Francis The Fool

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      There are a lot of terrorists...

      Man reportedly yells, "Get out of my country" as he shoots two Indian men, killing one

      A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges after shooting three men in an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday night, police say, reportedly telling two of them, local Garmin engineers from India, to “get out of my country.”

      One of the Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died in the hospital later from his gunshot wounds.

      Authorities would not classify the shooting as a hate crime, but federal law enforcement officials said Thursday they are investigating with local police to determine if it was “bias motivated.”

      Adam W. Purinton, 51, of Olathe, was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting two other patrons at Austin’s Bar and Grill: Alok Madasani, 32, of Overland Park, Kan. and 24-year-old Ian Grillot of Grandview, Kan., who tried to intervene...



      Father of Murdered Policeman Wants Trump to Know America Creates Terrorists Too


      Of the 66 criminal justice/military homicides perpetrated by al-Qaeda and its associated movement and far-right extremists from 1990 to 2015, 54 of those deaths — more than 80 percent — came at the hands of the far right, according to an analysis by the University of Maryland’s START (Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) program.

      “Nearly two-thirds of homicides were ideologically motivated (62.1 percent), meaning that there was evidence that offenders’ ideologies, at least in part, motivated them to commit the murders,” the START study says. “An example of this would be an antigovernment extremist who hunts down a police officer because his ideological beliefs demand that he fight back against the government, particularly law enforcement.”


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  10. Here, Quirk, some dirt on Seb:

    Exclusive: Senior Trump Aide Forged Key Ties To Anti-Semitic Groups In Hungary
    Lili BayerFebruary 24, 2017


    http://forward.com/news/national/364085/exclusive-senior-trump-aide-forged-key-ties-to-anti-semitic-groups-in-hunga/?utm_content=daily_Newsletter_MainList_Title_Position-1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Weekly%202017-02-24&utm_term=Weekly%20%2B%20Daily

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    1. Or -

      http://link.forward.com/public/8962266

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  11. Deuce's man Trump is quite the guy:

    "Journalists from The New York Times and two other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.

    Reporters from The New York Times, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing. Aides to Mr. Spicer allowed in reporters from only a hand-picked group of news organizations that, the White House said, had been previously confirmed to attend."

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/white-house-bars-media-groups-from-press-briefing/article34130767/

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    1. LOL Sounds like turnabout is fair play...

      Nothing in the Constitution about getting inside press briefings.

      :)

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      Attempting to control the message.

      Saw Trump speaking at CPAC today. He said that the media was distorting his message. He says that he was ranting about 'fake news' not the 'media' as the press is saying. To me, he is offering up a distinction without a difference.

      IMHO, 'Fake News' and media are the same in the Trump lexicon. Fake news is anyone who prints stories criticizing him. Politico and NYT are in this category and were left out of Spicer's press gaggle. Those that are supportive, the Washington Times and Breitbart, were invited.

      I'm sure it will continue as Trump tries to get a handle on the leaks coming out of the administration and agencies.

      Speculation: I doubt it will work. The same stories will continue from the same sources. Obama tried to control it by prosecuting reporters. It didn't work for him.

      We'll have to see where Trump goes with it.

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  12. QuirkFri Feb 24, 01:17:00 PM EST
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    There are a lot of terrorists...

    Man reportedly yells, "Get out of my country" as he shoots two Indian men, killing one

    A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges after shooting three men in an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday night, police say, reportedly telling two of them, local Garmin engineers from India, to “get out of my country.”

    One of the Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died in the hospital later from his gunshot wounds.

    Authorities would not classify the shooting as a hate crime, but federal law enforcement officials said Thursday they are investigating with local police to determine if it was “bias motivated.”

    Adam W. Purinton, 51, of Olathe, was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting two other patrons at Austin’s Bar and Grill: Alok Madasani, 32, of Overland Park, Kan. and 24-year-old Ian Grillot of Grandview, Kan., who tried to intervene...



    Sounds like he's a murderer...

    terrorist? no sure, was he trying to move political events or simply just trying to murder those 2 specific people.

    If he was trying to send a message to all Indians? Then he should be classified as a terrorist, in addition to being a 1st degree murderer.

    If he was just trying to murder those 2 folks, for being from India? Sounds like he's a murderer. A hate filled jerk.

    Either way? Murder is a hate crime.

    Maybe the authorities should keep it at murder that way he cannot claim he's a political prisoner like Mumia Abu-Jamal..

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    1. not clear, did he accomplish murdering anyone or just trying?

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      That why I put up the link.

      He ended up shooting 4 in total, killed one.

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    3. DougThu Feb 23, 03:31:00 PM EST

      Meanwhile, back at the fence:

      "We are a nation of immigrants.. but we are a nation of laws"

      "Our nation is rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country...

      Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers...

      That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrest for crimes...

      It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years.. and we must do more to stop it."

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-29/remember-time-bill-clinton-got-standing-ovation-cracking-down-abuse-our-immigration-

      Once upon a time, more than two decades ago, then-President Bill Clinton used a State of the Union address to slam the number of illegal aliens who’d been allowed to stay in the United States – sounding an awfully lot like now-President Donald Trump, who’s been called racist, bigoted and anti-American for daring to say the same thing.


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      DougThu Feb 23, 03:32:00 PM EST

      HILLARY 2006: If they’ve committed transgressions of whatever kind, they should be obviously deported.

      CLINTON 1995: We will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes.

      HILLARY 2006: … secure or borders with technology, personnel, uh, physical barriers if necessary.

      CLINTON 1995: That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure or borders more, by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before.

      HILLARY 2006: We need to try to incentivize Mexico to do more.


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      DougThu Feb 23, 03:34:00 PM EST

      Clinton deported high numbers of illegal immigrants during his eight years in office, ultimately sending more than 12 million unlawfully present people home. Clinton deported more people, in fact, than President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush, both Republicans.

      By comparison, President Obama deported fewer illegal aliens per year than any president since Richard Nixon.

      Here’s the clip of Clinton from 22 years ago:

      http://www.mrctv.org/blog/awkward-moment-when-bill-clinton-sounded-donald-trump


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      DougThu Feb 23, 03:39:00 PM EST

      Clinton:
      Standing ovation.


      Trump:
      racist, bigoted and anti-American,

      ...for saying the same thing.

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    4. QuirkThu Feb 23, 07:23:00 PM EST
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      Clinton:
      Standing ovation.


      Trump:
      racist, bigoted and anti-American,

      Sounds about right. Trump has the words but lacks the music.

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    5. One of the Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died in the hospital later from his gunshot wounds.

      He also shot two folks from Kansas.

      I classify it as blind drunk whiskey fueled anger bar shooting, nothing to really do with any kind of terrorism practiced over the centuries by the Christians in Kansas.

      Quirk is trying to water down the concept of terrorism in an effort to confuse the discussion and lessen the burden of guilt from off the shoulders of the muzzies.

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    6. When faced with the obvious, (total MSM anti Trump bias)

      Quirk comes up with shit.

      Because he can.

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    7. You are confused Doug - Trump is not a racist and a bigot because he opposes illegal immigration. His racism and bigotry is evidenced by his many other statements such as his expressed desire to stop all Muslim immigration, his contention that a judge of Mexican heritage can't fairly adjudicate a trial involving Trump university and the list goes on...

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      Also, new Big Foot footprints found in Wisconsin


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    3. Dear Bob:

      Could you please move your post that mars my exquisite portrayal of the Asshole "Logic" and Dishonesty that is Quirk?

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    4. "Quirk is trying to water down the concept of terrorism in an effort to confuse the discussion and lessen the burden of guilt from off the shoulders of the muzzies."

      Sorry, I thought it was misplaced.

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    5. My Nurse at the prostate doc's office showed me a picture of Bigfoot footprints taken by her son right here in Idaho.

      Big prints, for sure.

      Perfect outline.

      A little too perfect, perhaps.

      The son is on the lookout....

      I go back in two or three months for a checkup, and will find out if a sighting has occurred yet....



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    6. Quirk follows his heros in the MSM and the left, and simply turns everything upside down and backwards, and claims it's "logic"

      Better known by better minds here as bullshit.

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      Sorry, I thought it was misplaced.


      Surely, not the only mistake you've made today, Doug.

      Don't worry about. We're used to it.

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      Better known by better minds here as bullshit.


      Doug, after watching you over the years, I've come to the opinion that long-time houles, over time, come to use English as a second language.

      As I pointed out the last time we talked about Trump's immigration priorities, you have proved you inability to read a article or post and translate it into simple English. No doubt the reason you usually get things ass-backwards.

      We're going to have to get you a tutor.

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    9. Doug thinks that everyone shares the same background knowledge and logical reasoning he's projected on to the few odd words he posts here and that the conclusions he draws should be obvious to all. Unfortunately, it is only so in his ossified mind.

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    10. You are onto something there, Ash.

      Doug just doesn't ever seem to get it that you actually know nothing at all at the same time as being an emotionally challenged little kid.

      Truly nothing but a potato....

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  14. The graph in this article says a lot and it isn't a hockey stick graph -

    A new culprit for climate change is found, but it’s not of this Earth
    POSTED AT 8:01 AM ON FEBRUARY 24, 2017 BY JAZZ SHAW

    Since the media is all aflutter over proposed changes to the EPA and various climate-based regulations, we may as well visit (or revisit) the debate on climate change. Is it the result of activities of man or simply the normal patterns of changes in the Earth’s complicated biosphere? Some claim that it’s a combination of the two. But now, a team of astrophysicists has released new data which seems to support a decades-old theory which places the blame, shall we say, a bit further away. Since a picture is worth 1000 words, here’s a hint:

    PICTURE

    That’s right. The actual culprit for the repeated rise and fall of global temperatures might actually be Mars. That sort of thing is rather hard to square with our current debates but it all has to do with the “chaos” inherent in the orbits of the planets and how they interact with each other. The journal Nature broke the story this week and the details are contained in this release from the University of Wisconsin.

    Using evidence from alternating layers of limestone and shale laid down over millions of years in a shallow North American seaway at the time dinosaurs held sway on Earth, the team led by UW–Madison Professor of Geoscience Stephen Meyers and Northwestern University Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Brad Sageman discovered the 87 million-year-old signature of a “resonance transition” between Mars and Earth. A resonance transition is the consequence of the “butterfly effect” in chaos theory. It plays on the idea that small changes in the initial conditions of a nonlinear system can have large effects over time.

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    1. In the context of the solar system, the phenomenon occurs when two orbiting bodies periodically tug at one another, as occurs when a planet in its track around the sun passes in relative proximity to another planet in its own orbit. These small but regular ticks in a planet’s orbit can exert big changes on the location and orientation of a planet on its axis relative to the sun and, accordingly, change the amount of solar radiation a planet receives over a given area. Where and how much solar radiation a planet gets is a key driver of climate.
      This all seems to be based on the phenomena generally known as the “butterfly effect.” But in this case, it’s taken to a whole new, interplanetary level. The “chaos” of the orbits of our planet and Mars is something which is apparently both measurable and repeatable. I’ve had the chance to speak with a few science beat reporters over the past few years covering related subjects and am told that our understanding of orbits in the solar system continues to improve with each passing decade because of more accurate measuring technology. Observing the current positions and orbital patterns of the planets allows scientists to do something akin to “winding back the clock” to determine where Earth and Mars were at various points in the past. Our orbits may appear stable but they actually vary a considerable amount over time.

      If this theory is correct it could explain the longer trend lines which geological data has hinted at in the past. Check out this frequently referenced chart of global temperature averages spanning the last half-million years or so.

      NIFTY GRAPH HERE

      I’ve always found myself wondering what accounted for those regularly spaced spikes in temperature followed by long periods of cooling. The obvious answer is that the mastodons had some sort of top-secret fracking program which Big Oil doesn’t want you to know about. But what if they actually correspond to the shifts in Earth’s orbit caused by our interaction with Mars (as they seem to)? This could definitely add a new wrinkle into the ongoing debate, though I’m under no illusion that this is going to satisfy everyone.

      http://hotair.com/archives/2017/02/24/a-new-culprit-for-climate-change-is-found-but-its-not-of-this-earth/


      Make sure to check out the graph.

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  15. Not all Christians from Kansas are terrorists, but all terrorists from Kansas are Christians

    al Quirko bin Dodo Detroito

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      :o)
      :o):o)
      :o):o):o)

      This is hilarious coming from you.

      Rib-tickling fun.

      :o)

      The man who says all Muslims are suspect because of a book written 14 centuries ago.

      Oh, the high dudgeon.

      The umbrage.

      Your killing me.

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    2. That should read You're killing me.

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      Ah, you got the message. Just checking.


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  16. Have the Chicoms finally had it with the Norks?
    February 24, 2017
    Based on the statements now rolling out of Beijing, China is out to give North Korea a thrashing. The Trump administration may be what's behind it. More

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/have_the_chicoms_had_it_with_the_norks.html


    Are Dems ready to commit suicide and choose Ellison as chair?
    February 24, 2017
    Circular firing squad forming. More

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/are_dems_ready_to_commit_suicide_and_choose_ellison_as_chair.html


    Let's hope so on both counts.

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    DougFri Feb 24, 04:31:00 PM EST

    When faced with the obvious, (total MSM anti Trump bias)...

    Quirk comes up with shit.


    Doug proves he is a Trumpette through and through. The post becomes suspect with the assumption offered in the first line.

    'The MSM has an anti-Trump bias.'

    Perhaps true if you go by Trump's (and Doug's?) definition of the MSM as any media outlet that prints, posts, or says something negative of Trump, his administration, or his policies. This leaves only hard right and alt-right media outlets that wouldn't qualify as MSM in Doug-world.

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    Idaho Bob:

    I classify it as blind drunk whiskey fueled anger bar shooting, nothing to really do with any kind of terrorism practiced over the centuries by the Christians in Kansas....

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    Not all Christians from Kansas are terrorists, but all terrorists from Kansas are Christians

    al Quirko bin Dodo Detroito



    I never said a word about Kansas or Christians. The only time the story I linked to mentioned that he was from Kansas (other than mentioning he lived in Olathe which is evidently out in the boonies of Kansas somewhere) was in the headline...

    Get out of my country,’ Kansan reportedly yelled before shooting 2 men from India, killing one

    I never mentioned Kansas.

    I also never mentioned Christians. Neither did the story.

    You fabricate this stuff in that miasma you call a brain. You don't think Bob, you emote. Not a pretty sight.

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  19. Good Grief, bin Dodo Detroito, I was taking a little editorial privilege there, I do admit.

    I learned the technique from you, my master.

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      Good Grief, bin Dodo Detroito, I was taking a little editorial privilege there, I do admit.


      More fake news?

      Good heavens.

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  20. If you ever needed any more proof that the entire world is going nuts, here it is:

    'Bot Brothel' Red-Light Districts....DRUDGE

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  21. I've often wondered if joint therapy sessions would help Ash and Quirk. I don't mean joint smoke smoke, but seeing a shrink together.

    There are some reasons to favor the idea....they might see that they often suffer from the same delusions, for instance.

    On the other hand, being in therapy with Ash might put so much pressure on Quirk's delicate psychic mechanisms a risk exists that he might flip out altogether, and then where would we be ?

    Ash still semi-function and Quirk gone.....naw, not worth the risk.

    We don't want to lose bin Dodo.

    Better to suffer the current situation.

    Hang tough, Boys !

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      We don't want to lose bin Dodo, sayeth 'The Turnip'.


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  22. Short Starbucks -

    STARBUCKS Brand Takes Hit After Refugee Hiring Plan....DRUDGE

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  23. Here, Skraeling Q, read how your betters finally left Greenland:

    Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?

    Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island — and why they suddenly disappeared


    Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-greenland-vikings-vanished-180962119/#ioMV8G8ss8QbdhVm.99

    The only chance for Slicker Skraeling Q would have been to try to eke out a living by manipulating the walrus tusk market, but he would soon have met his deserved end at the hands of properly enraged Vikings for doing so....






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    1. The Vikings would have said:

      First we'll show this crooked Pole, then everybody else

      before cutting, as an example to others, his ill gotten body blubber off his fat carcass with a seal skinning knife.

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    3. Skraeling is an old politically incorrect Viking term for Inuit scum.

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  24. Good old Jorge Ramos on Chris Wallace.

    Jorge thinks that we have responsibility for 11 million illegal aliens using false documents because we need them so badly. He defended them claiming they are not guilty of a violent crime. Neither was Bernie Sanders or Martha Stewart and they both did time.

    Of course, Jorge prefers to call them "undocumented immigrants". Jorge missed the irony in his claim.

    To be accurate they are "falsely and fraudulently documented Immigrants".

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    1. Let's see what is the penalty for falsifying a social security card?

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    2. Some research findings:

      The findings include:

      Illegal immigrants are not “undocumented.” They have fraudulent documents such as counterfeit Social Security cards, forged drivers licenses, fake “green cards,” and phony birth certificates. Experts suggest that approximately 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens use fraudulent Social Security cards to obtain employment.

      Most (98 percent) Social Security number (SSN) thieves use their own names with stolen numbers. The federal E-Verify program, now mandated in only 14 states, can detect this fraud. Universal, mandatory use of E-Verify would curb this and stop virtually 100 percent of child identity theft.

      Illegal immigration and high levels of identity theft go hand-in-hand. States with the most illegal immigration also have high levels of job-related identity theft. In Arizona, 33 percent or all identity theft is job-related (as opposed to identity theft motivated simply by profit). In Texas it is 27 percent; in New Mexico, 23 percent; in Colorado, 22 percent; California, 20 percent; and in Nevada, 16 percent. Eight of the 10 states with the highest percentage of illegal aliens in their total population are among the top 10 states in identity theft (Arizona, California, Florida, Texas, Nevada, New York, Georgia, and Colorado).

      Children are prime targets. In Arizona, it is estimated that over one million children are victims of identity theft. In Utah, 1,626 companies were found to be paying wages to the SSNs of children on public assistance under the age of 13. These individuals suffer very real and very serious consequences in their lives.

      Illegal aliens commit felonies in order to get jobs. Illegal aliens who use fraudulent documents, perjure themselves on I-9 forms, and commit identity theft in order to get jobs are committing serious offenses and are not “law abiding.”

      Illegally employed aliens send billions of dollars annually to their home countries, rather than spending it in the United States and helping stimulate the American economy. In October 2008 alone, $2.4 billion was transferred to Mexico.

      Tolerance of corruption erodes the rule of law. Corruption is a serious problem in most illegal aliens’ home countries. Allowing it to flourish here paves the way for additional criminal activity and increased corruption throughout society.

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    3. http://cis.org/IdentityTheft

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    4. MORE:

      Illegal alien-driven identity theft is not a victimless crime. It impacts millions of Americans of all ages. Newborn infants and children often are the victims of illegal alien identity thieves. IRS agents, law enforcement officials, people with disabilities, the unemployed, and even those serving time in jail have been victimized by illegal aliens using their SSNs in order to obtain jobs and other benefits. According to the Wall Street Journal, American citizens with Hispanic surnames are 1.5 times more likely to be victims of job-related identity theft than are other Americans.14

      Following the Swift meat packing raids, Department of Homeland Secretary, Michael Chertoff told reporters that:

      Anybody who has ever been a victim of identity theft understands the hardship, and, in fact, the persistent hardship, that follows from this kind of crime, and the hardship that is felt by innocent people.

      Now, this is not only a case about illegal immigration, which is bad enough. It’s a case about identity theft in violation of the privacy rights and the economic rights of innocent Americans…. These individuals suffered very real consequences in their lives. These were not victimless crimes. 15

      Thus, when illegal aliens use SSNs or other documents belonging to American citizens and legal residents, the damage can be substantial. The true owners risk being saddled with the illegal aliens’ credit, arrest, and medical records. Victims may be denied jobs, unemployment insurance, Social Security payments, and Medicaid benefits. It costs victims hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to undo the damage and recover their names and lives.

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  25. Employment-related identity theft is the largest single driver (27 percent) of identity theft in the state of Texas. Almost 900,000 people became victims of identity theft in Texas in 2007. The cost to Texas victims was an estimated $435.7 million and Texas residents spent an estimated total of 3.5 million hours resolving identity theft issues.20

    The link between illegal aliens and identity theft was further confirmed by the Social Security Administration’s Special Agent in Charge in Salt Lake City. As reported in the May 3, 2006, Salt Lake Tribune:

    According to Ronald Ingleby, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General in Utah, real Social Security numbers and accounts are being created, or purloined, by undocumented workers to circumvent employers’ efforts to certify their legality….Ninety-eight percent of Social Security-related ID theft cases involve people who use their own names but use someone else’s Social Security number. Two percent involve perpetrators using the numbers to assume their victims’ identities.... 21

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  26. These people are not victims. The real victims are law-abiding US citizens who are the unwitting victims of criminal activity of illegal aliens.

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