“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Glad you asked.ReplyDelete
Hillary Clinton is our country's Livia Drusilla.
She is the feminine sewer of the world.
Claudius' paternal grandmother and the wife of Augustus. Livia is characterized by her boundless ambition and cunning. After she marries Augustus and shapes him into the emperor of Rome, her primary goal is to ensure that Tiberius will succeed Augustus. Over the course of the novel, Livia poisons numerous people who stand in her way, including Augustus, Marcellus, Agrippa, her first husband, Gaius, and Lucius. Although she is described as one of the worst "crab apples" of the Claudian line, Claudius cannot help but admire her strength. Throughout the novel, Livia professes to detest Claudius and tries to avoid him, but she ultimately confesses all of her sins to him at her deathbed, and he promises to make her a goddess.
Both Bernie and The Donald are Saints in comparison.Delete
Why a Civil Case Over Emails Could Hurt Hillary Clinton More Than the FBIDelete
Massimo Calabresi @calabresim
May 17, 2016
Well, at least Bernie's a Saint by comparison.Delete
Hmmm.....just having listened to Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Fox reminding of the evils of socialism (he lived through it in Hungary), Bernie is no Saint by comparison either.Delete
The Hag is by far the worst of the three, though.
Looks to be the 45th President of the United States.ReplyDelete
Talk about your best house in a bad neighborhood. :)Delete
Deuce ☂Wed May 18, 02:47:00 AM EDTReplyDelete
Let’s have the survivors of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty have a go at Israel.
Israel apologized and PAID reparations..
Is that point somehow missing in your brain?
Yeah I guess it is.
HERE TRY THIS IN YOUR ISRAELI FIRST BRAIN:Delete
Israel Paid Shit _ The U.S. Taxpayers Paid All. How So You Ask?
☐ An arrangement was agreed to by Israel only after U.S. aid to Israel was increased from $13 million in Fiscal Year 1967 to a whopping $76.8 million in Fiscal Year 1968.
☐ That aid increase took care of negotiations for the crew, dead and wounded. These payments were made with U.S. Government checks in late Spring, 1968.
☐ Israel then refused to pay for the LIBERTY damage.
☐The United States government then increased the aid to Israel to $121.7 million for FY 1969.
☐ New negotiations began and Israel agreed to pay $7.6 million damages for the $40 million ship…which was sold for less than $200,000.00 as scrap.
☐ Israel DID NOT PAY as promised when U.S. aid was cut to $71 million for FY 1970, even though that was still five times the U.S. aid of 1967.
☐ The bill remained unpaid (and not deducted from the increased U.S. aid).
☐ With the election of Ronald Reagan in November of 1980, Israel was unsure of how good a friend to Israel Reagan would be.
☐ Israel initiated new USS LIBERTY damage negotiations with ‘old friend’ Jimmy Carter.
☐ In December, 1980 the state Department announced that Israel had agreed to pay a total of $6 million for the LIBERTY in three payments over the next three years.
☐ A State Department official was quoted (as saying), “The book is closed on the USS LIBERTY.” That was 10-1/2 years after Israel had agreed to pay $7.6 million.
☐ No interest was to be paid by Israel. Even this last agreement was not kept per the agreement. It was reported in 1988, five years after Carter’s agreement should have been paid off, that Israel had finally paid the last installment.
Wrap this around your Israeli hating brain.Delete
I am JUST as much an American as you.
AND Israel paid it's agreement "hat Israel had finally paid the last installment."
YOU might not like the agreement but the US Government has settled the case.
You are just pissing into the wind.
Now for lawsuits against Iran?
They will come since Iran has NEVER apoligized or made restitution
My Swedish grandfather, who hardly ever voted, not thinking much of the practice, is reliably reported to have once said:ReplyDelete
'Only an asshole would vote for an asshole'
What he wanted was a 'goot' King.
13 Minutes of Hillary Lying
you define “lie.” Or, perhaps, that it’s hell to have a public record.
Either way, Hillary Clinton’s vast resume of, shall we say, inconsistencies, is the dog that caught the car and won’t let go. A viral video collection of her comments on various subjects through the years is bestirring Republican hearts.
To those who’d rather vote for a reality show host than a Clinton, the video merely confirms what they’ve believed all along. For independents and even Democrats, it’s a reminder of how often Clinton has morphed into a fresh incarnation as required by the political moment...
I was just going to put that up...ReplyDelete
I just LOVE the sniper fire bullshit !Delete
'Only an asshole would vote for an asshole'
Wife watching -ReplyDelete
The Last Time I Saw Paris
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This article is about the film. For the song, see The Last Time I Saw Paris (song).
The Last Time I Saw Paris
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Theatrical release poster
Julius J. Epstein
Philip G. Epstein
The Saturday Evening Post
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
John D. Dunning
November 18, 1954
The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM. It is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited." It was directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Jack Cummings and filmed on locations in Paris and the MGM backlot. The screenplay was by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein and Richard Brooks.
The film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson in his last role for MGM, with Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed, Eva Gabor, Kurt Kasznar, George Dolenz, Sandy Descher, Odette, and (a then-unknown) Roger Moore in his Hollywood debut. The film's title song, by composer Jerome Kern and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, was already a classic when the movie was made and inspired the movie's title. Though the song had already won an Oscar after its film debut in 1941's Lady Be Good, it is featured much more prominently in The Last Time I Saw Paris. It can be heard in many scenes, either being sung by Odette or being played as an instrumental.
The film was released in 1954; however, there was an error with the Roman numerals in the copyright notice showing "MCMXLIV" (1944), meaning the term of copyright started 10 years before the film was released. Thus, the normal 28-year copyright term ended just 18-years after the film was released, and MGM neglected to renew it presumably because they believed there was still 10 years left in the term. The film entered the public domain in the United States in 1972.
This morphed into a discussion between the two of us about:
What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?
By BRUCE GRIERSONOCT. 22, 2014
Which concerns a psychological experiment about regaining youth -
There is hope for all of us....
Ah Deuce and his ever present USS Liberty stuff...ReplyDelete
Makes excuses for Hezbollah (with Iran's help) in blowing up the Marine Barracks..
No apology ever was forthcoming from iran or Hezbollah or reparations..
But dont worry the USA is now flying fighter cover for the Republican Guard Troops and Hezbollah in Syria...
Now that's entertainment
Israel should sue Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran.ReplyDelete
Libya should sue Hillary Clinton.
The USS Liberty was the high point of US Israeli relations. Every year since it has cost this country more and got more Americans killed and has cost this country an obscene fortune, and for what?ReplyDelete
There would be no Hezbollah or Hamas if not for Israel.
There would never have been a 911 and I doubt any of the Neocon wars except for Israel.
The US should have taught Israel a lesson in 1967 but it didn’t. Big mistake.
I think all your sentences twisted, and absurd, as would the great majority of Americans.Delete
Sorry Deuce you have jumped the shark.Delete
You are deranged
Trump has released his list of possible Supreme Court Judge candidates.ReplyDelete
They seem fine, according to first reports.
Doesn't seem to be a gun grabber among them.
Hillary's got a testicle lockbox.Delete
Ouch...I don't like the sounds of that.Delete
I ain't gonna vote for her then.
Deuce's logic is solid...ReplyDelete
If only America had not defeated hitler in WW2, there would never had been hamas or hezbollah.
Security forces fully liberate al-Rutba District, announces Anbar OperationsReplyDelete
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Hadi Rseg, announced on Tuesday liberating the district of al-Rutba in western Anbar, while pointed out that the security forces raised the Iraqi flag over one of the buildings in the district.
Rseg said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces had managed to fully liberate the city of al-Rutba (310 km west of Ramadi) from ISIS and raise the Iraqi flag over one of its buildings,” adding also that, “The security forces were deployed in the areas and neighborhoods of the city of al-Rutba.”
Strikes in SyriaDelete
Attack, ground attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted six strikes in Syria:
-- Near Tanf, a strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
-- Near Manbij, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Mara, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL command and control node.
Strikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Albu Hayat, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Fallujah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL tunnel.
-- Near Hit, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL heavy machine guns.
-- Near Kisik, a strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL weapons caches, two ISIL vehicles, two ISIL vehicle bombs and an ISIL assembly area.
-- Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area and three ISIL boats.
Trump Charms a stone faced Megyn Kelly in one minute clip.ReplyDelete
With his wide-brimmed hat, Wrangler jeans and ornate belt buckle, Yehiel Alon could easily pass for one of the Montana ranchers he once worked with. But the 53-year-old is an Israeli cowboy on the Golan Heights bordering worn-torn Syria, where frontier life takes on a whole new meaning.
Israeli cowboys live frontier life on Syria's doorstep
"It's probably the only place on earth where you will see cows alongside tanks," he says with a smile, a cigarette dangling from his lips.
The Donald drps the 'R' word on BillyGoat -ReplyDelete
TRUMP DROPS 'R' WORD ON CLINTON....DRUDGE
Juanita Broaddrick backs it up....
Trump turns up the heat on the Clintons tonight when he raises the specter of 'RAPE' when describing Bill Clinton's past history with women. The bombshell is dropped on FOXNEWS 'HANNITY' during an hour-long interview, set to air at 10 PM ET... MORE...
Juanita Broaddrick: 'Yes. It did happen to me'....DRUDGE
Hillary to Sexual Assault Victims: "You Have The Right To Be Heard, You Have The Right To Be Believed"
Posted on September 14, 2015
At a press conference held Monday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed sexual assault on campus and how women should to respond to an attack.
"Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault," Clinton said. "Don't let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we're with you."
"There is a big divide between survivors who do not want to seek the criminal justice system for different reasons and those who want to but are not sure that it would be responsive," Clinton said today. "So we need to do a much better job on the fairness of the response so that people feel like whichever route they go on campus or off they're going to be taken seriously, that doesn't mean that, you know, that there's no process. There has to be one."
Clinton said women should immediately be believed, starting a process to "determination as to what if anything should be done about the claim that was made."
"I think that when someone makes the claim, they come forward, they should be believed and that is what starts the process and then there is a determination as to what if anything should be done about the claim that was made," Clinton said.
There are at least 14 allegations of sexual misconduct against BillyGoat Clinton.
Any woman worth a shit would have divorced BillyGoat decades ago.Delete
Fox News Poll has Trump up 3 over Hillary, and Hillary's negatives higher than Trump's for the first time.ReplyDelete