“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."

Monday, November 13, 2017

Warsaw - Polish Independence March - 11 November 2017

"March of ordinary Polish citizens, families, elderly and young! Don't be fooled by left wing propaganda!! Polska moja Ojczyzna!"

Here is How The Lock Step Media Sees It:

Nationalist protesters disrupt Poland independence day events

CNN-16 hours ago
Some wore masks and waved red and white Polish flags, chanting ... hijacking of Polish independence day, which falls on November 11.

US Embassy tribute to Poles on Polish Independence Day 11, 2017

Fascists to stage 'world's biggest' far-right march in Warsaw on ...

The Independent-Nov 10, 2017
The march, held on Poland's 11 November Independence Day holiday, ... Hungary, Slovakia and elsewhere now join Polish nationalists in a ...


  1. Why It's Not Over in Catalonia

    The plan to restore permanent stability to the rebel region now hinges on a knife-edge election.

    The brinkmanship culminated in judges jailing Catalonia’s separatist leaders and a legal, if not complete, victory for Rajoy. Spain was left intact and his authority was renewed as his opponents crumbled. But Rajoy is seeking to limit the fallout rather than addressing the root of the Catalan grievances over the right to determine their own nationhood that have plagued Spanish leaders intermittently for centuries.

    The risk is that the fragile peace unravels after next month’s vote and Spain is engulfed in turmoil again.

    Economically, the European Commission says the potential damage to Spain is impossible to quantify. Barcelona stands at the center of a $250 billion Catalan economy, bigger than Finland, Portugal or Greece. Already, the Spanish stock market is down this quarter while most of those in Europe are up.

    Politically, the prime minister’s critics in Madrid would return in force.

  2. Viewing political trends in the US and Western Europe simply as rising nationalism is misleading. We must distinguish between civic and ethnic nationalism.

    The election of Donald Trump, as well as the success of the Brexit referendum and populist right-wing parties in continental Europe, could be seen as a backlash, a move toward ethnic nationalism. This is the idea that the nation is based on a shared authentic culture, which has to be defended against outsiders. Such a backlash has indeed occurred in some countries. However, in the US and in most Western European countries, including the UK, the nationalist backlash thesis is not supported by the latest available data on national identity. Therefore, we need other explanations for the public revolt against mainstream political elites in these countries

    Difficulties with the term “nationalism”

    The terms “nationalism” and “nation” often cause confusion. When assigned to populist right-wing parties, to Trump and to Brexit, they often carry negative connotations. In other contexts, the ideology of nationalism is seen as a liberating force against authoritarian rule or colonial power. Charles Tilly defines nationalism as “the claim that people who spoke for coherent nations — and they alone — had the right to rule sovereign states,” which is helpful. It does not, however, bring us closer to what is meant by the concept “nation.” One argument is that the nation is an imagined community, around which boundaries can be constructed in endless ways. Another, which I find useful and will employ in this article, is that nationalism can be viewed as being either civic or ethnic. In its civic form, national identity centres on the ways by which the shared state is ruled. These include democratic participation and subjection to the rules of the state — in the civic tradition often labelled the “republic.” In its ethnic form, national identity centres on a shared inherited cultural background. This cultural background is perceived to be “authentic” and given by history.

    Measuring a backlash

    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a good source for measuring national identities. The ISSP collected data on national identity in 23 countries in 1995, 33 countries in 2003 and 33 countries in 2013 ( It provides representative samples from the adult population, and it has a full module that focuses exclusively on national identity. This gives a unique insight into ways of describing the content of nationalism and how national identities develop over time. It is therefore an excellent source to verify or disprove whether there actually is a movement toward ethnic nationalism in the countries surveyed.

    There was a move toward mobilized ethnic nationalism in Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and the Czech Republic... For the other countries there was no sign of a move toward mobilized ethnic nationalism. Among these, Sweden, Norway and Germany were characterized by nonmobilized civic nationalism in all three waves. And in the US, following 9/11 there was a mobilization of national sentiment, which was captured in 2003, but the data show a return to a Western European orientation in 2013. Japan and Ireland embraced ethnic nationalism, but it was nonmobilized. The data for the eight countries that can be followed only from 2003 to 2013 ... tell the same story. In none of these countries (France, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Portugal, Israel, Korea) could one observe a move toward mobilized ethnic nationalism.

    1. {...}
      Problems with labels

      Future waves of ISSP data on national identity will tell whether the US, the UK and Western Europe moved toward mobilized ethnic nationalism after 2013. As the figure shows, national identities can be mobilized over time and their nature can change. However, there is little reason to believe that the national identities in 2017 will be much different from those measured in 2013.

      To conclude, it is not accurate to simply talk about a rise in nationalism in the US and Western Europe. At the very least, we must make the distinction between civic and ethnic nationalism. Furthermore, automatically labelling nationalism as “bad” diverts the analysis away from the factors that might be behind the contemporary revolts against mainstream elites.

      Policy Options

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    1. Sounds good and I'm for it !

      Poland is my country too !!


    Allen Frances - Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and former Chair at Duke University

    Inside the Mind of Fanaticism
    11/11/2017 11:08 am ET

    Fanatics are gaining power and legitimacy. Some countries are already dominated by fanaticism- think North Korea, Syria, Myanmar. Some are flirting with it- think Hungary, Poland, and the United States. Some countries are repeated victims of fanatic terrorists- think England, France, and Spain.

    The United States has always had its share of fanatical groups, but never before Trump have they felt so emboldened or been given such legitimization from the White House.

    We will be helpless to deal with rising fanaticism if we fail to understand its political, economic, religious, and psychological roots. I have invited Andre Haynal, a world’s expert on fanaticism, to help explain it to us.

    1. White Christians are the problem

      ...What can reduce fanaticism?

      Empowering the people; giving them a sense of responsibility for the community; educating them to distinguish real facts from surreptitious falsities; encouraging them to see through propaganda on talk radio, social media, and the Rupert Murdoch fake news outlets.

      Fanaticism thrives where there is deprivation and inequality. If we hope to reduce it, we must make the world a better place- reducing inequality, controlling population, and ensuring a life worth living.”...

      Thank you so much Andre and Veronique for your wise words.

    2. Empowering the people;

      Sorry professor. You do not have to empower the people. They can empower themselves.

      EXHIBIT ONE: Video above


    In the last few years, referenda have profoundly disrupted and altered Europe. First, the referendum on British withdrawal from the European Union led a member state to begin the process of leaving. Then, a referendum in Italy deposed former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after it was turned into a confidence vote on his leadership by opposition parties. Recently, Catalonia held a controversial referendum as it seeks to gain independence from Spain.

    Now, the Veneto and Lombardy regions of Italy are due to vote this Sunday on increasing their autonomy. Located in the north of Italy and boasting several major cities, including Venice and Milan, these two regions are among the wealthiest in the country. The vote could deal another profound blow to the status quo in Europe.

    Unlike Catalonia, which was rocked by tens of thousands protesting in the streets, Italy’s referenda on greater autonomy have been conducted with authorization from Italy’s Constitutional Court. Initially, the governor of Veneto sought to hold a referendum on the region seceding completely from the Italy, but this was blocked by the court.

    The vote itself is nonbinding and would not immediately prompt a change in the relationship between the regions voting for autonomy and Rome. But it would demonstrate a clear desire from the people for greater autonomy and would lend regional leaders credibility to renegotiate additional powers and competencies from the Italian state.



    How did things go in Veneto and Lombardy? Let's check shall we?

    Oct. 23 (UPI) — As Spain and Catalonia are entangled in a row over independence, millions of Italians in the populated regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted ‘yes’ this weekend in a referendum seeking greater freedom from Rome.

    The vote gives the right-wing Northern League Party — which rules the northern Italian regions — a strong mandate to ask Rome for more control over issues like taxes, security, education and immigration.

    Monday, Veneto and Lombardy leaders Luca Zaia and Roberto Maroni hailed the ‘yes’ vote as a way to transform their regions.

    “Within the framework of the [Italian] Constitution, we can now work on reforms,” Zaia said.


    Fifty-seven percent of voters in Veneto showed up at the polls Sunday, with 98 percent voting ‘yes’ on the issue. In Lombardy, that figure was 95 percent.

    The Northern League was founded on the issue of devolution. However, the party has aligned itself with far-right parties in Europe and has advocated for a less centralized government, less immigration and less influence from the European Union.

    “More than 5 million people voted for change today — we all want less waste, fewer taxes, less bureaucracy, fewer obligations to the state and the European Union, more efficient, more jobs and more security,” Northern League leader Matteo Salvini said.

    The quest for greater autonomy in the two regions follows the Spanish independence crisis between Catalonia and Madrid, in which Spain’s government is planning to revoke Catalan autonomy if its leader doesn’t drop ideas for secession.

    “Following the populist wave, now Europe has also to face a nationalists/regionalist wave, which somewhat overlaps with the populist one, and makes European integration even more difficult,” Italian economist Lorenzo Codogno said. “The failure of Europe and nation-states to provide appropriate answers is a fertile ground for protest, anti-establishment movements, nationalism and regionalism.”



    The commanding victory of populist parties in Austria's national election on Sunday is certain to reverberate beyond the borders of the nation of 8.5 million. Coming on the heels of record gains made by the far right in Germany last month, nationalist and anti-immigrant forces across the European Union are feeling emboldened by the vote, which could well bring Austria's Islamophobic Freedom Party to power in a coalition government in Vienna.

    The conservative People's Party, led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, captured 31.5% of the vote, while the Freedom Party took 26%. In one of the shrillest, most racially inflected campaigns in the county's recent history, the ruling Socialist Party of Austria dropped to 26.9%.

    At the very least, the outcome portends conservative-led government for the first time in a decade. (The Socialist Party had led a coalition with the People's Party since 2007.) Kurz made his name as Austria's foreign minister who closed routes through the Balkans for immigrants into Austria; his party spearheaded laws that recently banned full-face Muslim veils in public spaces. Unlike Angela Merkel of Germany -- also a conservative -- who refused to bow to the far right's baiting, Kurz promised Austrians that he will further curb immigration, limit benefit payments to refugees and block newcomers from receiving social assistance until they have lived in the country for five years.
    Should the People's Party take the far-right Freedom Party as coalition partner, it would constitute a seismic shift in Austrian politics with severe implications for the rest of Europe.


    November 10 2017 10:21 AM

    The presidents of France and Germany have said Europeans must stand up to nationalism and build a "common future", as they prepare to mark 99 years since the end of the First World War.

    French president Emmanuel Macron said it is "necessary and urgent" to reinforce the European Union over the coming year to stop "scepticism and rejection" from spreading.
    At his side in Paris, German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier acknowledged fears of Europeans "who don't feel protected from the consequences of globalisation".

    But he also insisted that Europe must move forward "so that events like those we knew over the past century ... don't repeat themselves".
    Both leaders will inaugurate a museum on a rocky peak overlooking the Rhine Valley, where about 25,000 French and German soldiers were killed during the First World War.

  10. Arnold Schwarzenegger was not the first choice of the director to star in The Terminator.

    The first choice was O.J. Simpson, but O.J. lost out because "he didn't look enough like a killer".

    --heard of Fox


    Want proof? Take Sweden. In many ways, it represents the antithesis of Trumpism. A progressive paradise where healthcare and university tuition are free, and workers get a world-beating 480 days of paid parental leave. Tax rates are among the highest in the OECD, and inequality is very low, ranking 142 out of 145 globally.

    And yet despite this, Sweden is experiencing the same rise in anti-establishment nationalism as the rest of Europe and the US. Latest polling suggests support for the Sweden Democrats has risen to 21.5 per cent, putting them just behind the ruling Social Democrats, with 25.7 per cent of support.

    The narrative of the Sweden Democrats is much of the same ethno-nationalism we have seen elsewhere: tough on law and order and big on national identity. Though they have now disavowed their roots in the white-supremacist movement, their main platform remains a goal of zero for asylum-based immigration.

    The Independent

    1. The Swedes seem to be waking up, but have they already slept too long ?

    2. No, the Left pushes the narrative of inevitability and that we are presented with a Fait Accompli. Nonsense, plain tickets our cheap.

    3. The Poles seem 'woke', bless them.


      Stockholm Arlanda Airport set a new passenger record in 2016. With its record increase, Stockholm Arlanda is very close to passing the 25 million passenger mark. The new record is 24,702,000 passengers, a 7 per cent increase since 2015.

    5. 1% of those seats would expel 250,000 miscreants.

  12. Collectivism or Nationalism?

    Globalism or Nationalism?

    Heritage or Diversity?

    Multiculturalism or Cultural Pride?

  13. Back home in Alabama -

    COMMENTARY: Desperate members of the D.C. swamp now try to smear Judge Roy Moore

    Roy Moore speaks at a rally. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)Roy Moore speaks at a rally. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
    By Wayne Allyn Root Review-Journal

    November 11, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    The corrupt D.C. swamp has controlled this country for decades. Then along came Donald Trump. Those in the swamp desperately tried to fix the election, to guarantee Hillary’s victory. They rigged the Democrat presidential primary for her. Then the mainstream media tried to rig the general election — featuring nothing but negative news about Trump.
    The Silicon Valley social media gurus tried to censor anything positive about Trump on Twitter and Facebook. The FBI tried its best to keep Hillary from being indicted — covering up her Uranium One scandal and finding her innocent of violations of national security in her email scandal.

    And then there’s the voter fraud. The D.C. swamp made sure it was easy for illegal aliens to register to vote at DMV offices and welfare offices all over this country — like right here in Nevada.

    A week before the election, I was the opening speaker for Donald Trump here in Las Vegas. When I saw Trump backstage, he asked me, “Wayne, what’s your prediction?” I replied, “All the polls are wrong. The Silent Majority loves you. You’re going to win in a 10-point landslide. But Democrats cheat at least nine or 10 points, so you’ll win one of the closest elections ever.”

    The future president thought my prediction was hilarious. But I was as serious as a heart attack.

    Those wallowing in the D.C. swamp are bitter. They just can’t get over Trump winning. They hate Steve Bannon even more than Trump. Bannon is threatening to destroy the D.C. swamp by running Trump-like candidates against the establishment. Enter Judge Roy Moore. He’s a Steve Bannon candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama.

    1. Moore has been in public service for more than three decades. A rare triple threat: a proud conservative, Christian and constitutionalist. A man of principle and integrity. The D.C. swamp can’t buy him.

      Nor can they defeat him. Mitch McConnell and his D.C. swamp friends tried to buy the GOP primary in Alabama. They spent $30 million to defeat Moore. He won easily.

      Now desperate, the D.C. swamp got busy trying to frame him. The exact same way they tried to frame Trump. They brought women out of the woodwork from 30 years ago to make claims against Trump. It didn’t work. They’re trying the same dirty tricks against Moore.

      Never in his three decades of public service has there ever been even a hint of scandal. Suddenly within days of his almost certain victory, four women have come forward to make charges against him dating back 40 years. They claim he made advances toward them when they were underage. Where have they been for 40 years? How did the liberal Washington Post happen to find these four women? Where’s their proof? Where are the witnesses? From 1979?

      Isn’t it interesting how quickly Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Mitt Romney came forward to scream “Judge Moore should step down”? Isn’t it interesting how they were ready with statements within minutes of the publication of the story? Isn’t it strange (excuse the pun) that they immediately suggested that Luther Strange should replace Moore on the ballot? If this were poker, I’d call it a “tell.” They overplayed their hand. I can read these frauds like a book. This was a setup direct from the D.C. swamp.

      If Moore did it, I’m as angry as anyone else. But my gut says this smells like a fix direct from the D.C. swamp.
      My advice to Moore is the same advice I gave to Donald Trump. If you’re innocent, stand tall. You have our support. Look them in the eye and call them liars. Explain to the voters this is a setup by the D.C. swamp. Tell the voters to send a message. The people aren’t falling for the lies and fraud of the D.C. swamp anymore. It’s time to use your middle finger to vote for Moore.

      Then watch Roy Moore win on election day. Just like Trump.

    2. November 13, 2017
      The Real Scandal in the Alabama Senate Race
      By Selwyn Duke

      Scandals take many forms. If you could be transported back to antebellum times, for example, would you not find scandalous the desire to perpetuate the legal institution of slavery? This brings us to the Alabama special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat, a contest now front-and-center with the recent sex allegations made against GOP hopeful Judge Roy Moore. Moore denies the charges, but there are certain things that can’t be denied.

      Democrat Doug Jones, Moore’s opponent, has some noteworthy positions. He’s pro-prenatal infanticide. It’s not a stance he took 40 years ago but has since abandoned, and it doesn’t mean he’s accused of once having kissed an underage girl.

      It means he believes in the murder of underage girls — and boys. That’s beyond scandalous.

      Jones supports de-facto amnesty, meaning, he wouldn’t even require illegal aliens to return to their home countries before being granted citizenship. This undermines the rule of law and exemplifies the treasonous attitude that subordinates the good of one’s countrymen to the good of invading foreigners — and all because they’ll vote Democrat after being naturalized. Selling out your culture for political power is scandal on steroids.

      Jones supports the regulation of carbon dioxide, otherwise known as plant food, because he pushes the dubious global-warming…climate-change, uh, “global climate disruption” agenda. Since it’s average Americans who’ll pay these regulations’ costs, this serves to further impoverish the struggling. That’s scandalous.

      Jones advocates the unscientific, socially disastrous “transgender” agenda. First, he said President Trump was “wrong, wrong, wrong” to return to the longtime status quo of banning so-called “transgender” people from the military; this means he supports social experimentation in the armed forces.

    3. Second, he also supports allowing boys masquerading as girls to use girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms. In fact, he said that Trump’s rescinding of Barack Obama’s school guidance to that effect was “wrong, wrong, wrong!” (Because, you see, when you say that way it makes the other guy three times as wrong.) By the way, below is a video of Jones expressing these sentiments just last month.

      Oh, yeah — the above is scandalous, too.

      In addition, Jones advocates using taxpayer money to fund fanciful, economically unviable energy schemes such as solar, wind and thermal energy. Apparently, he’d like to repeat Obama’s “green energy” boondoggles (e.g., Solyndra), which only turned out green in that they wasted 2.2 billion worth of Americans’ greenbacks.

      But Jones loves spending other people’s money. While he doesn’t believe in cutting your taxes to spur economic growth, he thinks having government give away your tax money will do so.

      Lastly, despite the fact that ObamaCare is unconstitutional, has caused millions of Americans’ healthcare premiums to rise and created co-ops that have collapsed right and left, Jones opposes rescinding the program. Well, no matter. He’ll have great healthcare through the Senate if he wins December 12.

      As for the last four positions, some would say calling them scandalous is a stretch, so you can apply your own adjective (stupid comes to mind). And whatever you might prefer for characterizing all his positions, “old” and “repudiated” don’t fit. “Current” sure does, though.

      So, killing babies, killing the rule of law, killing with regulations, killing tradition and kids’ right to privacy, killing our pocketbooks, killing the economy and killing healthcare (sounds like an alternate-universe Bill O’Reilly book series). In the scandal department, Roy Moore has a long way to go to have a chance of keeping up with the Joneses.

      Simply put, Doug Jones is the most scandalous of creatures: a leftist radical. It’s a wonder he isn’t seeking office in California, New York, Massachusetts or North Korea. Running someone whose positions are so wholly contrary to Alabaman culture is a slap in the face to the state. Is this a political version of Punk’d?

      If I lived in Alabama, on December 12 I’d vote for Judge Roy Moore while holding my nose — but only because the stench from Doug Jones’ name would be rising right from the ballot.

    4. So far, the comments after this piece are white hot with disgust for this Doug Jones fellow.

      ScottFreitas • 20 minutes ago
      If the people of Alabama are so foolish and ignorant as to be manipulated by the drive-by media into voting for a corrupt coward like Doogie Howser, then they deserve all the misery they get.

      I find it hard to believe a voting majority in ALABAMA of all places, will be fooled by any of this Washed Up Post fake news, though.

      Roy Moore is the sort of classical western man, complete with a Biblical worldview, who is so sorely needed inside the festering DC swamp it isn't funny.

      What the Hell is wrong with most Americans today? Why do they have ENDLESS patience for electing and re-electing Godless fools? Fools who do nothing but drive us deeper in debt, weaken us spiritually, physically, and mentally (through the pathetic jokes they claim are public "schools", rather than the Marxist re-education camps which they truly are), fools who only embolden our enemies and alienate our allies!

      I am SICK of hearing this 1920-era Soviet-Citizen battlecry of "Separation of Church and State!" The men who created Federalism did NOT intend for all Godly men, all men holding Christian beliefs, to be banished from public service, thus allowing only atheist slash marxist slash socialist slash agnostic worldviews, beliefs, opinions, ideas, and policies to be enacted into law!

      THAT IS NOT WHAT SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE MEANS! Is this a newsflash to you, dear reader? Really?

      Why, God, WHY are most people so easily fooled, manipulated, deceived, shamed, bullied, cowed, and pressured into adopting what are in reality Satanic views concerning both human beings and human behavior?

      What ever happened to the Home of the Free and Land of the BRAVE?

      If Roy Moore loses next month, I will spit at the mere mention of the name Alabama for the rest of my life, so help me God.


      allangen • an hour ago
      ....The mother of the woman bringing the charge of inappropriate groping says that the Washington Post talked her into coming forward. Her mother also refutes an element of her story. The woman claimed that Moore called her on a phone in her bedroom and the mother informs us that her daughter didn't have a phone in her bedroom....

    5. Oops. Doug Howser, "Doogie" Howser, I guess is the guy's name ?

      Whatever the Democrap's name is:

      He’s pro-prenatal infanticide

      And is cool with boys in girls' restrooms.

      Making him even worse than the Canaanites, who waited until the kids were born before killing them.

  14. So far, Magic 8 Ball Prediction Services is shying away from this race, unwilling to put its credibility on the line.

    But I think Moore is going to win.

    Unless more substantive 'allegations' are headed our way.....

    1. unwilling to put what is left of its credibility on the line

    2. A Mathematical Physicist puts his noggin to the Roy Moore 'scandal' -

      November 13, 2017
      In Defense of Judge Roy Moore
      By Frank J. Tipler

      If one reads the original Washington Post article on Judge Moore’s supposed harassment of underage “girls” with an open mind, one will conclude that Judge Moore is completely innocent, and that he is the victim of Fake News.

      First, a few definitions. I shall call a human female who is under the age of consent, a “girl.” I shall call a human female who is of the age of consent, a “woman.” I shall also define the “age of consent” to be what the legal code of the state of Alabama, both in the 1970s and today, to be the age of consent: 16. This age is above the biological age of consent, which is puberty: menstruation for a woman, pubic hair for a man. In medieval canon law, a woman was thus of the age of consent around 12. In most of current-day Mexico, this is still the age of consent. I am a 70-year-old college professor, and to me, a woman under the age of 30 seems like a young girl. I personally regard none of my female students as women; all are children in my eyes. But I shall reject both the biological age of consent, and my own personal view of the age of consent, and adopt Alabama’s age of consent.

      Now read the Post article and assume that the reporters wrote the exact truth about what four human females told them (a big assumption, I grant). Then three of the four claim that Roy Moore dated them when they were women, not girls. And not only did they themselves consent to dating Moore, their families consented to their dating Moore. (Actually, according to one, her family withdrew consent, after which Moore ceased to date her). Furthermore, according to these three women, Moore never went beyond kissing and hugging. Which are the only acts a Christian man is permitted to engage in with a woman not his wife. According to these three women, Moore consistently acted as the Christian he claims to have been, and claims to be now.

      The fourth human female told the Post reporters a completely different story. She claims that not only did Moore date her when she was a girl of fourteen, but that he also undressed her, and exposed himself. Notice the differences between this single claim and the other three reports: In a single case, Moore, a trained lawyer, dated jailbait. In this single case, Moore behaved in a dishonorable manner to a girl, not a woman. In this single case, we have reasons, given in the Post article, to doubt the claim: the accuser has been married three times, and has been in bankruptcy twice.

      A commonsense view of human behavior is that bad guys repeat their MOs. Willie Sutton did not stop with a single bank robbery. Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, and Bill Cosby have numerous rape accusers, not just one. Yet we are asked to believe a single report of mere sexual misbehavior, which is not even a claim of statutory rape.

      On the basis of the Post article alone, I would have no doubt that Judge Moore dated young women when he was a young man in his early 30s. It is irrelevant that these women were in their late teens. They were of the age of consent, and hence women, not girls. It was my own experience in my thirties that women preferred older men. My own wife is six years my junior. Judge Moore’s wife is fourteen years his junior. (Judge Moore was 38 when he married his wife of 24, which an indication that he preferred younger women -- and that his wife preferred older men.)

    3. Disregarding the single dubious accusation, Judge Moore is accused of behavior which has been considered completely moral for almost the entirety of human history: courting a young women in her teens while being more than ten years older. In contrast, John McCain, who has demanded that Judge Moore resign from the senate race, committed adultery, and divorced his wife to marry the woman with whom he committed adultery.

      Notice that I don’t have to write “alleged to have committed adultery.” McCain admits it, because adultery is not only no longer illegal, it is now not even immoral. But for the entirety of human history, adultery has been, not only immoral, but a capital offence (Leviticus 20:10). “Thou shalt not commit adultery” is the Seventh Commandment. No doubt this is real reason the federal judges object to Judge Moore placing the Ten Commandments in his courtroom.

      Democrat Doug Jones, Judge Moore’s opponent in the senate election, supports partial birth abortion, which is to say, infanticide. In earlier times, Jones would have been considered not merely immoral, but a homicidal psychopath. Jones, should be elected, fully intends to continue supporting infanticide. Judge Moore will support pro-life Christian morality.

      The Alabama voters have a choice. I hope they make the only moral choice.

      Frank J. Tipler is Professor of Mathematical Physics at Tulane University. He is the co-author of The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford University Press) and the author of The Physics of Immortality and The Physics of Christianity, both published by Doubleday

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    Magic 8 Ball Prediction Services is shying away from this race, unwilling to put its credibility on the line.

    We don't offer our services pro bono.



    1. If your predictions, of course against expectations and all the assurances of your advertising, are wrong, is there a REFUND ?

      Does Better Business Bureau offer an analysis of your business history ? A rating ?

    2. It is not a single allegation, it is the story of four teenage girls, one of which was fourteen, and a thirty-two year old Asst Prosecutor.

    3. Hank, see this here:

      Frank J. Tipler is Professor of Mathematical Physics at Tulane University. He is the co-author of The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford University Press) and the author of The Physics of Immortality and The Physics of Christianity, both published by Doubleday

    4. .


      In creating our abbreviations and contractions we do not use the AP style book or any others, much less the idle musings of some faux farmer from Idaho who is so out of whack with grammatical norms that he leaves a space in front of his question marks.



    5. .


      In creating our contractions and abbreviations, we do not use the AP's or any other style book, much less the idle musings of an English major from Idaho so out of touch with grammatical norms that he leaves a space before his question marks.



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      Trump Approval 38.8%

      RCP Average

      (Down slightly from the level it's been stuck at for months.)


  17. Roy Moore has announced plans to sue The Washington Compost.

    Big waste of money. Roy Moore is too much of a public figure.

    Politics is tough.

    1. On the other hand it's good campaign propaganda for the coming month.

  18. Breitbart aims to discredit Moore's accusers

    Another hard truth: Many Alabama voters hold the mainstream media in such low regard that they've dismissed the Washington Post's reporting entirely.

    For a dose of this reality, check out this man-on-the-street segment from an ABC Alabama affiliate. Political reporter Lauren Walsh said: "Out of all the voters we spoke with Friday in Columbiana, we didn't find one voter who believed the Washington Post report about Moore."



    Texas woman Roslyn Corrigan claims that former President George H.W. Bush groped her when she was just 16 years old.

    According to Corrigan, the groping occurred in November of 2003 at an event in The Woodlands, Texas. This is the sixth woman to publicly accuse the 41st president of grabbing her butt without consent.


      Former President George H.W. Bush delivered a blunt assessment of Trump in historian Mark Updegrove's new book, titled "The Last Republicans," saying, "He's a blowhard." And former President George W. Bush also had harsh words for his Republican successor: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president."

    2. .

      Well, the Bushes had to be right about something.


  20. Gloria Allred is going to hold a presser to introduce another accuser of Roy Moore.

    Support for Moore will go up.

    Poll: 37% Of Evangelicals In Alabama Say They’re *More* Likely To Vote For Roy Moore After WaPo Story
    ALLAHPUNDITPosted at 11:21 am on November 13, 2017

    ....Moore’s threatening to sue the Post now, but if ever there was a defamation suit destined to go nowhere, it’s this one. Remember, to prove libel a public figure needs to show that a false statement was published either with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity. WaPo has four accusers on the record and 30 total sources corroborating various details. There’s nothing “reckless” in their report. Moore may file suit for PR reasons, to prove that he’s a “fighter” and to reinforce the perception that he’s been defamed, but the suit will either be withdrawn or tossed, with zero doubt....

    1. Down home in Alabama most don't much like someone like Gloria Allred.

    2. .

      Report: 37% of Evangelicals say Judge Moore the second coolest guy in the 6,000 year history of the earth.


    3. .

      “I’m not going to dispute anything, but I don’t remember anything like that,” he told Hannity. “I don’t remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother."


      You can't make it up.

      This guy's a gem.


    4. That's right.

      One of the mom's said 'no' and Roy backed off immediately.

      I know things aren't done that way up around Detroit, Michigan.

      W A Y too far north for Southern Manners.

    5. Quirkie never asked MY mom if he could take ME out.

      He just did.

      Said 'hop in the car', and, off we went.

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    7. It is quite funny watching Bob jump through hoops trying to justify Moore's behavior. If the parents say its ok for an old man to have his way with their young daughter, well, by gosh, that's just fine (the irony of Muslim arranged marriages doesn't dawn on him). It all fits with his 'love' for his niece.

    8. .

      I simply put up comments to get him started. His words, unfortunately, tell you everything you want to know about him.

      Southern manners?

      Good lord.


  21. One of Roy Moore's accusers worked as interpreter for Hillary Clinton campaign

    Heh heh heh heh heh heh

    A real 'confidence builder', as my dad would say.

  22. Quirkie pinched me in the ass once.

  23. The love of his life was lured into a deadly trap. Then so was he.

    When D.C. principal Brian Betts was killed in 2010 by someone he had arranged to meet via a telephone chat line, his ex-boyfriend, O’Neil McGean, vowed to be careful about online dating services. But after six years, McGean’s caution had waned — he didn’t expect to be betrayed.

    Who fucked who and how when and where is way beyond me.

    DC, Mazatlan, Maui, etc...

  24. Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine's citizen of the year's%20citizen%20of%20the%20year/Colin%20Kaepernick%20named%20GQ%20magazine's%20citizen%20of%20the%20year?hl=en

  25. Mitch McConnell's a shit -

    Mitch McConnell: I Believe Roy Moore’s Accusers

    His comments come after a report in The Washington Post in which a woman accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with her in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32.

    McConnell was asked if he believes the allegations are true.

    “I believe the women,” he said.

    O come on, Mitch.

    Nobody has even been cross-examined yet.

    For such an egregious condemnation without proof, or even a cross examination, it's YOUR OLD WORTHLESS ASS that ought to be kicked out of the Senate, the world's greatest deliberative body.

    Have a fatal heart attack, woodja please, Mitch ?

    1. Mitchie took me out when I was 13.

      He didn't even ask how old I was.

      Didn't ask my mom either.

      Took me swimming in that reflecting pool at the Capitol and then to a cheap motel.

      Paid me a hundred bucks though.

      Said it was 'on the taxpayers dime', whatever that meant.

      It was quite a while ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

    2. I had my way with little bobbie, the first time, when he was just 14.

      Let me tell you one thing.
      He was hot for it.
      His mamma, she knew all about it, too.

    3. You're sick, Jack Hawkins.

  26. I can't make up my mind on who is more credible, Gloria Allred, or Al Sharpton.

    1. Just listen to the voices, bobbie.


  27. .

    Trump Judicial Pick Did Not Disclose He Is Married to a White House Lawyer

    We've talked about this guy before; however, of note...

    Mr. Talley, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 2007 and is a deputy assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, is the fourth judicial nominee under Mr. Trump to receive a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association and the second to receive the rating unanimously. Since 1989, the group has unanimously rated only two other judicial nominees not qualified.


    1. "Mr. Talley was asked on his publicly released Senate questionnaire to identify family members and others who are “likely to present potential conflicts of interest.” He did not mention his wife."


      He's not related by blood.

  28. Party On!

  29. Roy Moore is fighting too hard. He is finished. Give it up Roy, It's over.

    1. I'm not convinced it's over for ol' Roy.

      The whites in Alabama are, let's admit, a little bit nuts.

      They may just give out the reb yell and turn out more heavily for Roy than they would have done.

      I've never heard of anyone who didn't think Gloria Allred was anything other than a hustling lying bitch.

      I doubt she has hurt Roy by sticking her nose in the middle of an Alabama election.

    2. Heh, he can't give it up. Too late to change the ballot. Pubs just go5ta write in a name. Good luck with that!


  30. NEWARK, N.J. — After jurors slipped a note to court officials saying they were deadlocked on criminal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez, the judge told them to go home and return Tuesday with a new outlook.

    The note from jurors capped a head-spinning day at the federal courthouse in Newark, where the New Jersey Democrat’s corruption trial is now in its 11th week.

    As of 2 p.m., on behalf of all jurors, we cannot reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges. Is there any additional guidance? And what do we do now?

    A hung jury would punctuate the trial with a massive question mark and require the government to decide whether to try the case over again.

    “Go home, get a breath of fresh air or rain, or whatever it may be doing out there,”

  31. HEY ! LOOKIE HERE !!

    Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Clintons....DRUDGE

    1. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post.

      The revelation came in a response from the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who in July and again in September called for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate concerns he had related to the 2016 election and its aftermath.

      The list of matters he wanted probed was wide ranging, but included the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and several matters connected to the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency. Goodlatte took particular aim at former FBI director James B. Comey, asking for a second special counsel to evaluate the leaks he directed about his conversations with President Trump, among other things.


  32. Judge Jeanine is down on Roy now.

    She thinks Roy is screwed.

    Geraldo thinks Roy is screwed too.

    Says Roy is "really creepy".

    A real "rat".

    1. Keep in mind that Roy's opponent favors partial birth abortion, aka murder of kids.

      Actually Roy almost seems something of a saint, a little fallen to be sure, in comparison.

    2. Roy Moore has, I think, an adopted daughter.

      Roy supported his daughter.

      In this regard Roy is not a "rat".

      Also, he is solid on muzzies:

      In 2006, Moore wrote that Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim to have been elected to the United States House of Representatives, should be barred from sitting in Congress because in his view, a Muslim could not honestly take the oath of office. Moore said that the Quran did not allow for religions other than Islam to exist, and added that "common sense alone dictates that in the midst of a war with Islamic terrorists we should not place someone in a position of great power who shares their doctrine."[203]


      Supported his daughter(s) and is down on the muzz.

      Let's face it, the guy has something to recommend.

    3. Roy may not know the exact details of muzzie dissembling, but he's got the basics.

    4. All in all, if I were in Alabama I'd write in Quirk.

  33. Prehistoric 8,000-Year-Old Vintage Wine Found in Georgia....DRUDGE

    Solutrean Select ?

  34. A 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Monterey County on Monday and was felt more than 90 miles away in San Francisco, officials said.

    The quake hit at 11:31 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, near Salinas, and was followed by nine smaller aftershocks, with the largest measuring magnitude 2.8, said Annemarie Baltay, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.


    “We felt it here,” said Steve Anderson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Monterey. “It lasted about five seconds.

  35. Muhammad Shabazz Ali

    1. He was at least tuned in enough to know he was a danger to himself or others without his meds.

  36. When Chuckie Schumer, John McCain and Bobo al Idahoovi al Kurdi all see eye to eye you know you are on the right track -

    Congress abandons constraints on Kurdish aid
    Bryant Harris November 10, 2017

    US lawmakers wary of Iraqi Kurds’ independence push have shelved their concerns amid Baghdad’s Iran-backed push to reassert control.

    REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
    Vehicles of Kurdish peshmerga forces are seen near Altun Kupri between Kirkuk and Erbil, Iraq, Oct. 20, 2017.

    Congress put the Iraqi Kurds on notice this summer against going forward with their independence vote. In the aftermath of Baghdad’s heavy-handed response, however, congressional ire is falling squarely on the central government.

    US lawmakers’ new attitude is most evident in the final version of national defense legislation released Nov. 8. While the original House bill made US military aid to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) “contingent upon KRG participation in the government of a unified Iraq,” final compromise legislation between the House and Senate contains no such warning (the Department of Defense has requested $365 million in stipends and sustainment for Kurdish peshmerga forces for fiscal year 2018).

    Instead, advisory report language accompanying the bill addresses recent clashes between Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga forces by calling on “all parties to defuse tensions.” It specifically points the finger at the predominantly Shiite militias fighting alongside the Iraqi state.

    “The conferees are alarmed by reports of clashes among security force elements over control of contested areas in Iraq and especially alarmed by reports of engagements between Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iranian-backed paramilitary forces,” says the report. “The conferees emphasize the significant contributions Kurdish security forces have made to countering [the Islamic State (IS)] and condemn Iranian interference in Iraqi affairs.”

    Both Shiite and Sunni Arab political parties in Iraq have condemned the KRG referendum, as has the Donald Trump administration. Still, Congress has chosen to direct the blame for its aftermath squarely at Iran.

    “If Baghdad cannot guarantee the Kurdish people in Iraq the security, freedom and opportunities they desire, and if the United States is forced to choose between Iranian-backed militias and our longstanding Kurdish partners, I choose the Kurds,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote in an October New York Times op-ed.

    Other influential lawmakers have also backed Erbil.

    After the referendum, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a statement calling on the Trump administration to back an independent Kurdish state.

    World Famous Independent Mid East Analyst and Islamic Scholar Bobo al Idahoovi al Kurdi also backed the lifting of restraints with an emphasis on an independent Kurdish State.

    Read more:

  37. Over a Million Illegals Voted for Hillary 2016
    By Pamela Geller - on November 13, 2017

    This is why the party of treason is hellbent on opening the floodgates to haters, jihadis, etc. That’s their constituency.

    “I say every vote that’s illegal is a civil rights violation.” Indeed.


    Fitton went through the numbers during a talk last Saturday for a conference hosted by The Remembrance Project, a group dedicated to “educating and raising awareness about the epidemic of killings of Americans by illegal aliens – individuals who should not have been in the U.S. in the first place.”

    “President Trump, I don’t know if he’s right on the specifics, but he’s right generally about the outrage of alien illegal votes here in the United States,” Fitton said. “I don’t know what the numbers are, but I can give you a guess. …

    “Probably about 44 or 43 million noncitizens reside in the United States. Of those, how many are illegal? Ten, 20, I don’t know. None of them vote? None of those people vote? Forty-three million people here and none of them vote,” he continued.

    “Now President Trump would say 5 or 6 million voted. The left would say none of them voted. My guess is it’s somewhere in between,” he said. “I say every vote that’s illegal is a civil rights violation.”

    Fitton contends the problem is big enough to sway the outcome of elections.

    “By my estimation, we had about one and a half million illegal alien votes in the last election,” he said. “One (to) 1.4 million by my guess. And of those that register to vote and then vote illegally, about 80 percent vote for Democrats, 20 percent for Republicans. So the president got some votes … but 1.1 million by that calculation voted for Hillary Clinton. And that’s just a rough, back of the envelope, estimate.

    “So we really face a crisis in this regard. You know, it’s one thing to lose your country because you have no borders, it’s another thing to lose your country because you have no vote,” Fitton said.

    Fitton pointed out that other policies moving, or not, through Congress are irrelevant if “your vote doesn’t count, if elections are stolen through illegal votes.”

    Fitton contends “we need to certify citizenship before we allow someone to register” to vote, rather than voter ID laws that require driver’s licenses or other identification easily obtainable by illegal immigrants.

    Fitton’s estimate of illegal immigrant voters who participated in the 2016 election is much more conservative than other researchers. Just Facts, an independent think tank, released a report in June that puts the figure as high as 5.7 million noncitizen voters, according to The Washington Times.

    Just Facts analyzed data from a Harvard/YouGov study conducted every other year with a sample size of tens of thousands of voters, including those who admit to voting illegally.

    Just Facts President James Agresti told the Times he estimates that in 2008 as many as 7.9 million noncitizens registered illegally to vote, and between 594,000 and 5.7 million actually voted.

    “The details are technical, but the figure I calculated is based on a more conservative margin of sampling error and a methodology that I consider to be more accurate” than those used in other estimates, Agresti said....

    1. That is a crock of shit article, bobbie.

      Lies and news that is worse than fake. It is pure chicanery.

      Even your mamma was smarter than Pam Geller, and she wasn't all that bright.
      You sure do remind me of her.

  38. Laura Ingraham seems to be single, but she said tonight she has two adopted Russian children.

    I kinda like her.

  39. For Quirk, who used to claim AT was a racist all white rag -

    November 14, 2017
    Attacking Judge Moore's Morality Is a Dirty Leftist Trick
    By Lloyd Marcus

    Black Christian Conservative Republican Lloyd Marcus here. I call upon all my fellow Christians not to abandon our brother Roy Moore who is running for U.S. Senate Alabama. Right before the election, 40-year-old sexual misconduct allegations have come out against Judge Moore, which he has denied.

    Judge Moore is hated by Leftists and establishment Republicans because he is an outspoken, character-driven Christian conservative; a faithful courageous defender of our Constitution, principles and values which have made America great. Moore elected to the U.S. Senate would be extremely helpful to Trump draining the swamp and making America great again.

    Judge Moore's unwavering commitment to biblical morals and support of Trump's agenda makes Moore the last person fake news media, Hollywood, Democrats and RINO Republicans want to see in the U.S. Senate.

    Therefore, it is not surprising that Leftists and RINOs are clamoring for Moore to drop out of the race; claiming Moore is morally unfit to serve. These same people told us president Bill Clinton having an intern perform oral sex on him in the White House was none of our business. To defend Clinton, Leftists threw all men under the bus by claiming any man in a powerful position would say yes to sex with a starry-eyed young woman. Their narrative was particularly offensive to me because my dad and brother were men in powerful positions. Dad was the pastor of a large congregation and my brother was commissioner of a kid’s football league. Neither of them would mimic President Clinton's adulterous philandering, sexual harassment, and sexual assaults.

    Leftists sold America their lie that president Clinton's serial adultery was no big deal. Sexual immorality was the acceptable new normal for men in power (if they were democrats). Now, these same people who circled the wagons to protect Clinton are pounding on Moore's political door with axes and pitchforks, demanding that he get out of the race over unfounded 40-year-old allegations.

    But what if the 40-year-old allegations against Judge Moore are true? Judge Moore became a Christian several years ago. His consistent behavior, standing up for religious liberty and freedom strongly suggest his conversion to Christianity was real. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away; behold all things have become new." In other words, when Moore put his trust in Jesus and repented of his sinful life, Moore became a new man.

    Before his encounter with Christ, the Apostle Paul was a bad man who killed Christians....

  40. They're all dicks -


    The Clintons, Obama, Kerry and their pedophile pals.

    November 14, 2017 Daniel Greenfield

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

    It was the cackle that cost her an election.

    The time was the 80s and the First Lady of Arkansas was chatting with Roy Reed. Reed was a New York Times bigwig, a civil rights hero and is currently a speaker for the Clinton School of Public Service.

    Back then, Reed was working on a profile of the Clintons for Esquire. The profile was never published. The tapes of the interviews were stowed at the University of Arkansas until they were dug up in ’14.

    And there’s Hillary Clinton laughing on tape about how she saved a 12-year-old girl’s rapist.

    Kathy Shelton had been raped and beaten into a coma when she was twelve years old. Her rapist wanted a “woman lawyer.” Hillary Clinton took his case as a favor and used every dirty trick to get him off. Even though she admits on the tape that she knew her client was guilty, she accused his victim of being “emotionally unstable” and fantasizing about older men. And she used the little girl’s bloody underwear as the pivot of a blatant lie that got her client off with less than a year in prison.

    All of that is bad enough.

    It reminds us that there is nothing that Hillary Clinton won’t do to win whether it’s accusing an abused child of being a mentally ill slut or accusing her election opponent of cavorting with urinating Russian prostitutes. And that despite her best efforts to appear human, she has nothing resembling a soul.

    But there’s the Clinton cackle. You can hear it throughout the tape. Even years later in the governor’s mansion, Hillary thought that getting a 12-year-old girl’s rapist off the hook was the funniest thing ever.

    Roy Reed, the great media hero of the civil rights movement, never wrote about it. There were no outraged stories in the New York Times or Esquire. Just like Harvey Weinstein’s associates. They knew.

    They knew and they said nothing.

    Hillary Clinton wasn’t the last Democrat presidential candidate to have deeply troubling links to pedophiles.

    Her husband was much worse.

    Bill Clinton took dozens of rides on Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express. The top Democrat donor’s plane earned its nickname because of its association with the abuse of young girls. Like Hillary’s client, the tastes of Bill’s bosom buddy allegedly ran to twelve year old girls. An FBI investigation found 40 victims.

    And the Democrat in charge made sure that justice was served. Epstein spent a year under “house arrest” during which he was “let out on work release six days a week for up to 16 hours a day.”

    Work release meant taking private jets to New York and to his private island in the Caribbean. That was the island known as “Orgy Island” which Bill Clinton had frequently visited. Clinton had even allegedly ditched his Secret Service escort for some of the flights.

    One of Epstein’s victims had also alleged that Al Gore had been a visitor to Orgy Island.

    Epstein took credit for being “part of the original group that conceived the Clinton Global Initiative.” And for flying Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey, currently accused of multiple sexual assaults on minors, out to Africa on the Lolita Express.

    1. Like Epstein, Kevin Spacey was a Clinton pal.

      Spacey has said that he “did a great number of things for” Bill Clinton at the White House and “privately.” The secret of their “close friendship,” was that Spacey "took him as he was.”

      "And I think that may be part of the reason why we became close," the accused abuser said.

      But, Spacey claimed that he had a good time with both Clintons.

      So much for the Clintons. But nobody, not even Democrats, are surprised by Clinton sleaze. They react to it the same way that they do to the latest Islamic terrorist attack. They cringe, close their eyes and wait for everyone to forget it ever happened.

      The Clintons, and Gore, might have bookended the last 25 years of the Democrat road to the White House, but what about Obama?

      And John Kerry?

      "Things felt a bit different Tuesday on the John Kerry campaign bus," an enthusiastic CBS reporter moped.

      "There was a huge void," he reported. The "void" had been left by the departure of Peter Yarrow who had endorsed and campaigned with Kerry back in ‘04.

      "For a moment, one could feel what it was like back in the '60s, hanging with a folk music icon and a Vietnam vet-turned-antiwar activist," the CBS piece rhapsodized.

      Yarrow played ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ while Kerry mimed smoking pot.

      Peter Yarrow was a good friend. He had played at Kerry’s wedding and was his daughter’s godfather. He had also received a presidential pardon from Jimmy Carter for making sexual advances on a 14-year-old girl while naked.

      Yarrow used the Harvey Weinstein defense. “In that time, it was common practice.”

      Not only did Kerry campaign with Yarrow, but he brought him to the Middle East for proposed “peace” concerts.

      Yarrow also performed for Obama volunteers. And he has been writing anti-Trump songs. The title of one of these is, “The children are listening.”

      They certainly are.

      Two weeks after the ’14 election, Terry Bean was busted in Portland. Bean was the co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, the most effective gay rights lobby in the country, whose donors included Harvey Weinstein.

      Bean was a big donor to Obama, Kerry and Gore.

      At the Human Rights Campaign, Obama had directed a remark to “my great friend and supporter, Terry Bean.” Bean had raised over $1 million for Obama’s political career.

      Bean was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Bean’s boyfriend, who had been brought along to the White House to meet Obama, was also arrested. The boyfriend’s mother accused Bean of using him to “get young kids” by grooming them with gifts of alcohol and Viagra.

      According to prosecutors, the Obama backer had engaged in this sort of behavior as far back as ’79 when he had sex with a 16-year-old boy and plied him with alcohol and drugs. The victim, who is now a middle aged doctor, had come out so that Bean would not be able to “keep on abusing young boys.”

      Despite denying the charges, Bean attempted to settle out of court with the boy. The prosecutor stated that Bean had offered the victim at least $200,000.

      That’s a good deal of money. But only a fifth of what Obama got.

      The boy declined to testify. Bean walked free.

      Since then, Bean appears to have maxed out his donations to Hillary Clinton. There is no evidence that Hillary or her people have returned them.

      But that’s business as usual.

      Every Democrat nominee for the White House in the last 25 years has had links to pedophiles. Some were donors and others were clients or friends. But the Clintons, Kerry, Gore and Obama were all tainted by their associations. And they have never apologized or expressed a word of regret.

      Not to their victims or to anyone else.

      And if you catch them in private, at the right moment, you just might hear them laughing about it.

  41. Why Advertising Executives Are Critical To Our Understanding Of Reality Even If They Are All Dicks


    Toy research points to deep truths.

    November 14, 2017 Dennis Prager

    Last week, The New York Times published an article, "Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels," that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life.

    In discussing the increasing move to do away with gender-specific toys — something The New York Times approves of — the article quoted Tania Missad, the "director of global consumer insights" at one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, Mattel:

    "Mattel's research showed some differences in what girls and boys wanted in their action figures, Ms. Missad said. 'For boys it's very much about telling a story of the good guy killing the villain.' ... [Girls] would tell us: 'Why does the good girl have to kill the villain? Can't they be friends in the end?'"

    Very little academic research on sex differences is likely to be as accurate as research conducted by businesses and advertising agencies. The reason is simple: Businesses and advertising agencies have no social or political agenda; their agenda is profit.....

  42. Pence denies Trump camp in cahoots with WikiLeaks
    By LOUIS NELSON 10/14/2016

    Notice the date ... A year ago.

    We now know Mr Pence told US a lie.
    A bold lie ...
    But a lie none the less.

    There are few truths told by the Team Trump

    Don Jr was in communication with Wikileaks and coordinated with them.

    Bad form, Mr Pence, bad form.


    2. Why does Team Trump continue to lie about just who they were colluding with, in their efffort to get Mr Trump elected

    3. Mr Pence should "Man Up" and admit that he lied or was lied to.

      To do less, just an indicator that Mr Pence has been feminized.


  43. on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.

    They ALL knew of the communication.
    Don Jr told them ... Jarrod acted on and furthered the data stream

  44. November 14, 2017
    Latest Hate Crime Stats Show African Americans More Likely than Whites to Commit Hate Crimes
    By Thomas Lifson

    Data that contradicts the approved narrative of the Left rarely garners headlines. Minorities must always be victims of the heartless white majority, you see. So, our helpful government bureaucrats bury data that contradicts that approved story, and forces those interested in the truth to bring out their calculators and crunch the numbers a little.

    A faithful reader did exactly that and points out:

    You might have heard or read a story yesterday regarding the FBI’s release of 2016 Hate Crime Statistics.

    Just about every story I heard or read drew links to the election of Trump. The story on NPR observed “almost half the offenders were White.” The “almost” part piqued my interest.

    Buried below the headlines in the report was this nugget:

    In 2016, race was reported for 5,770 known hate crime offenders. Of these offenders:

    46.3 percent were White.
    26.1 percent were Black or African American.
    According to US Census data for 2016, African Americans made up 13.3 percent and Whites made up 76.9 percent of the population respectively. If African Americans and Whites committed hate crimes at the same rate, you would have expected Whites to commit 5 times as many hate crimes as African Americans, and three quarters of all hate crimes would be attributed to White offenders. In reality, when you adjust for population, you find that African Americans are about 3.2 times more likely to commit a hate crime than a White.

    If Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Richard Spencer are trying to encourage Whites to commit hate crimes… they’re not very good at it.

    See also:

    1. .

      An Observation

      I am not trying to take part on one side or the other on this issue except in pointing out the truism that statistics, through manipulation or picking and choosing those that advance a particular argument, are often used for political reasons. People can often understand statistics in the direction in which they are lead or which supports their confirmation bias.

      For instance, I have no reason to disbelieve the numbers cited above. Lifson cites the numbers as an argument that Blacks on per capita basis create more hate crimes against whites than whites do against blacks.

      On the other hand, the same numbers indicate that a much larger percentage of the black population is affected by hate crimes than is that of the white population by blacks. This could conceivably affect attitudes on this subject by the various populations.