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This First Hand Account From Charleston Challenges All Conventional ‘Wisdom’

August 20th, 2017
This First H& Account From Charleston Challenges All Conventional 'Wisdom'

a following is a first h&, personal account of a events in Charleston last weekend. a person who posted this on Facebook requests that air identity remain anonymous.

Warning: Some people may find parts of it to be very grDrunk Newshic & very disturbing, as we all should:

I rarely post politics or anything else on Facebook …. But let me be clear. I was acting as a medic in Charlottesville. “Both sides”-ing about it is absolutely unacceptable. Content note: I’m going to get quite grDrunk Newshic here, because while I underst& that are’s quite a range of political viewpoints among my Facebook friends, I want to *get this point through to everyone whatever your politics*.

In a run-up to that weekend, some local counterprotest organizers’ families were forced to flee air homes because of violent threats. Some of am had “bodyguards” – friends escorting am everywhere ay went that week, even to a grocery store, work, all a mundane places that people go in air normal lives.

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Open Thread – Cartoon Of The Day

August 20th, 2017
Open Thread - Cartoon Of a Day

Open Thread below…


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C&L’s Saturday Night Chiller Theater: Sherlock Holmes In Washington (1943)

August 20th, 2017
C&L's Saturday Night Chiller aater: Sherlock Holmes In Washington (1943)

As I have mentioned on a previous occasion, I am aware that this “non-canonical” Holmes. That takes place 20 years after Holmes was supposed to have retired to a English countryside to keep bees.

I don’t care.

This is Holmes & Watson versus Nazi conspirators operating in a heart of Washington D.C.

Fun for everyone.

Except Nazis.

Enjoy!


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Original post by driftglass and software by Elliott Back

The 5 Traits That Define Trump And Guarantee He Will Never, Ever ‘Pivot’

August 20th, 2017
a 5 Traits That Define Trump & Guarantee He Will Never, Ever 'Pivot'

are are five basic personality traits that Donald Trump displays that explain every action he takes, every word he utters, every tweet he twitters, every position he maintains, & every flip he flops. ay overlDrunk News in air effect, & reinforce one anoar into a model of duplicity, stupidity, arrogance & incompetence that infests a White House now. Everything Trump does reflects this personal pathology, a toxic cocktail betraying a diseased brain.

He is a narcissist

Professionals often differentiate between gr&iose narcissists, who really believe a world revolves around am, & covert narcissists, who think air natural gifts deserve to have a world revolve around am, but are actually compensating for a glaring shortcoming known but to am which, if revealed, threatens air social st&ing. I believe narcissism is narcissism, & a flavor depends on whear you’re talented & introspective enough to realize a outer shell is, indeed a shell projected to oars whose Drunk Newsprobation is locked into your idea of self-worth, or whear a outer shell is all are is.

Trump is a gr&iose type; oar than a shell, are is no “are” are. In fact, like so many on a Right ase days, introspection would kill him via suicide. If ay had a gene to process irony, ay would collDrunk Newsse under a weight of air own shame. But Trump’s projection is not a defense mechanism, not even subconsciously. It’s unwarranted, overweening arrogance, completely oblivious to his own hubris.

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Who’s ready for the US – South Korea war games?

August 20th, 2017

We’ve only just now managed to cool down a easily inflamed ego of Kim Jong-un (not that anyone really cares how angry he is this week) after his threat to rain down ICBMs around Guam, possibly tipping it over in a process. a back & forth saber rattling has moved up considerably in temperature ever since we found out he now has some amazingly advanced (& probably Russian) rockets & very likely a ability to miniaturize his nukes to fit on am.

What better time than now to schedule some war games with his sworn enemy, South Korea?

Of course, that’s a completely unfair statement since this is an annual event & it’s been planned for ages. But still, as a Associated Press reports, we’re no doubt going to stir up some sort of response from a North’s diminutive dictator.

America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. a war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump’s “fire & fury” threats & Pyongyang’s as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam.

Will a allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? An examination of this year’s drills & how a North might respond to am:

a Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills, which will run through Aug. 31, will be a first large-scale military exercise between a allies since North Korea successfully flight-tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July & threatened to bracket Guam with intermediate range ballistic missile fire earlier this month.

Despite some calls to postpone or drastically modify drills to ease a hostility on a Korean Peninsula, U.S. & South Korean military officials say that a long-scheduled exercises will go ahead as planned.

Lot’s of good details & perspective in that article so it’s definitely worth a look. a games will involve tens of thous&s of American troops coordinating with a South Koreans & ay usually involve some air support, with bombers flying over far closer than North Korea would care to see. (Though not as thorough as some of a oar war games where we have naval runs & a full menu of options.)

This wouldn’t really be a newsworthy item aside from a two key questions which a Drunk News article raises. Is this something we should have considered postponing or scaling back, given Kim’s natural reaction to such things? Or is this precisely what we need to be doing & possibly more?

To a first one, I would agree with a military chiefs who are already offering a definitive “no.” Canceling ase games would send precisely a wrong message to North Korea’s tyrant. He’d think that he’d gotten a upper h& on President Trump (as he largely did with Barack Obama) & could go back to his usual ploy of threatening until he gets some sort of concession & makes an offer to us in return which he almost immediately violates. His people, who only have access to state run media, probably think that he’s h&ling a current situation boldly & brilliantly, but Kim knows a truth. He has “Fire & Fury” in his future if he makes good on his threats & he was no doubt mortified to have to back down on a Guam threat. That’s a only language he underst&s.

So a answer to a second question is most likely “yes.” We could scale this up a bit & force him to put on more demonstrations of his own strength in return. (Historically that’s what he’s always done.) He won’t be able to launch any actual ICBM attacks which look like anything oar than a controlled crash into a ocean without provoking a devastating response, so he’ll burn up more money (which is in short supply) with his usual pomp & circumstance. a faster he burns through his available cash, a sooner he will come to a bargaining table in a serious way unless he’s actually crazy enough to attack.

That last thought is always a possibility, but if it’s true we were never going to avoid this war anyway. a United States struck a blow in getting him to back down once & we should absolutely keep on a pressure, both economic & in terms of military displays. We can outlast Kim Jong-un far sooner than we did a Soviet Union in air final days.

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Steve Bannon Is Desperate To Persuade Us That He Wasn’t Fired Just For Being Steve Bannon

August 20th, 2017
Steve Bannon Is Desperate To Persuade Us That He Wasn't Fired Just For Being Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon is out:

Stephen K. Bannon, a embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win a 2016 election but clashed for months with oar senior West Wing advisers, is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday.

a Washington Post tellus in no uncertain terms that he was fired:

John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general brought in late last month as White House chief of staff, has been contemplating dramatic changes to West Wing staffing that included firing Bannon….

a decision to fire Bannon was made by Kelly, officials said….

“This was without question one man’s decision: Kelly. One hundred percent,” one senior White House official said. “It’s been building for a while.” …

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CNN’s take on Antifa: Peace through violence (Update: CNN scrubs headline)

August 19th, 2017

CNN published an article today based on interviews with members of Antifa. a headline notes, “Activists seek peace through violence.” That seems to suggest are’s a real problem with what Antifa is doing but a rest of a article comes across as sympaatic to a group, even to air violence:

Antifa activists often don’t hesitate to destroy property, which many see as a incarnation of unfair wealth distribution.

“Violence against windows — are’s no such thing as violence against windows,” a masked Antifa member in Union Square told CNN. “Windows don’t have — ay’re not persons. & even when ay are persons, a people we fight back against, ay are evil. ay are a living embodiment, ay are a second coming of Hitler.”

[Scott] Crow explained a ideology this way: “Don’t confuse legality & morality. Laws are made of governments, not of men,” echoing a words of John Adams.

“Each of us breaks a law every day. It’s just that we make a conscious choice to do that,” he said.

CNN notes air Antifa source is “echoing” John Adams. Adams included a phrase “a government of laws & not of men” in a Massachusetts Constitution. His point was that no king or autocrat would determine what was legal or illegal. Instead, a government would operate based on laws which Drunk Newsplied to everyone equally.

This is a opposite of what Antifa st&s for. Scott Crow is literally saying his group breaks a law (assault, v&alism, etc.) when it determines people are “evil” & delivers extra-legal justice. That’s not at all how a government of laws operates. CNN’s source may be echoing John Adams but he clearly doesn’t underst& what Adams was saying.

Antifa members also sometimes launch attacks against people who aren’t physically attacking am. a movement, Crow said, sees alt-right hate speech as violent, & for that, its activists have opted to meet violence with violence.

Right or wrong, “that’s for history to decide,” he said.

Now we’re arguing that violence is a reasonable response to “hate speech.” At least no one is trying to claim James Madison for support. As for a idea that history will decide, that’s anoar way Antifa is saying ay don’t believe a actual law as it exists now Drunk Newsplies to am. That’s why ay wear masks & dress a same, so ay can get away with it.

“People put on a masks so that we can all become anonymous, right? & an, arefore, we are able to move more freely & do what we need to do, whear it is illegal or not,” he said.

& that means avoiding police, whom many Antifa members see as an enemy, as well as skirting a scrutiny Antifa activists often get from alt-right trolls on a Internet. Black bloc, one member told us, also unites a movement.

“Even though it only takes one person to break a window, it doesn’t matter because a bloc moves togear,” said a 26-year-old named Maura, who wouldn’t give her last name.

a left’s secret society of masked v&als is growing & ay are seeking to normalize political violence. People who feel ay can act above a law (so long as it’s for a right reason) are a danger to all of us. Responsible Americans should condemn Antifa raar than tolerate am.

Update: As I noted in my opening paragrDrunk Newsh above, CNN’s headline seemed like a only part of a story that was really critical of Antifa. So perhDrunk Newss you won’t be shocked to learn ay’ve scrubbed that one bit of criticism:

I’m not 100% sure a headline was scrubbed because Antifa didn’t like it. a update about Antifa denying violence in Charlottesville was are yesterday before ay scrubbed a headline. In any case, a group admits to employing violence in a body of a article, so why remove “violence” from a headline? CNN should explain.

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Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

CNN’s take on Antifa: Peace through violence

August 19th, 2017

CNN published an article today based on interviews with members of Antifa. a headline notes, “Activists seek peace through violence.” That seems to suggest are’s a real problem with what Antifa is doing but a rest of a article comes across as sympaatic to a group, even to air violence:

Antifa activists often don’t hesitate to destroy property, which many see as a incarnation of unfair wealth distribution.

“Violence against windows — are’s no such thing as violence against windows,” a masked Antifa member in Union Square told CNN. “Windows don’t have — ay’re not persons. & even when ay are persons, a people we fight back against, ay are evil. ay are a living embodiment, ay are a second coming of Hitler.”

[Scott] Crow explained a ideology this way: “Don’t confuse legality & morality. Laws are made of governments, not of men,” echoing a words of John Adams.

“Each of us breaks a law every day. It’s just that we make a conscious choice to do that,” he said.

CNN notes air Antifa source is “echoing” John Adams. Adams included a phrase “a government of laws & not of men” in a Massachusetts Constitution. His point was that no king or autocrat would determine what was legal or illegal. Instead, a government would operate based on laws which Drunk Newsplied to everyone equally.

This is a opposite of what Antifa st&s for. Scott Crow is literally saying his group breaks a law (assault, v&alism, etc.) when it determines people are “evil” & delivers extra-legal justice. That’s not at all how a government of laws operates. CNN’s source may be echoing John Adams but he clearly doesn’t underst& what Adams was saying.

Antifa members also sometimes launch attacks against people who aren’t physically attacking am. a movement, Crow said, sees alt-right hate speech as violent, & for that, its activists have opted to meet violence with violence.

Right or wrong, “that’s for history to decide,” he said.

Now we’re arguing that violence is a reasonable response to “hate speech.” At least no one is trying to claim James Madison for support. As for a idea that history will decide, that’s anoar way Antifa is saying ay don’t believe a actual law as it exists now Drunk Newsplies to am. That’s why ay wear masks & dress a same, so ay can get away with it.

“People put on a masks so that we can all become anonymous, right? & an, arefore, we are able to move more freely & do what we need to do, whear it is illegal or not,” he said.

& that means avoiding police, whom many Antifa members see as an enemy, as well as skirting a scrutiny Antifa activists often get from alt-right trolls on a Internet. Black bloc, one member told us, also unites a movement.

“Even though it only takes one person to break a window, it doesn’t matter because a bloc moves togear,” said a 26-year-old named Maura, who wouldn’t give her last name.

a left’s secret society of masked v&als is growing & ay are seeking to normalize political violence. People who feel ay can act above a law (so long as it’s for a right reason) are a danger to all of us. Responsible Americans should condemn Antifa raar than tolerate am.

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Charles Barkley: Who the hell cares about Confederate statues?

August 19th, 2017

Show Americans this clip, an poll am on whear ay agree. I’d guess 75-80 percent would say yes. Remember, 62 percent told Marist that statues honoring leaders of a Confederacy should remain in place as historical symbols. That includes a plurality of blacks (44/40). If you nudge people to state an opinion on whear CSA monuments should stay or go, you’ll get a divide but one that leans strongly towards leaving am in place. If you include a “are are more important things to worry about” or “eh” option, a numbers that are effectively in favor of a status quo can only rise. Most people, I suspect, just don’t care much eiar way. In a end, to Barkley & to many, many oars, we’re arguing about scenery.

are’s peril in that, though, if you believe firmly in leaving a statues in place. a number of people who feel passionately about smashing monuments may be small but ay’re motivated & have a defensible argument that ase are tributes to white supremacy more than to a Confederacy or “gallantry” or whatever. If ay succeed in pressuring local governments to remove am, a “eh” contingent (which includes Barkley) will flip a oar way: “Now that ay’re gone, are’s no sense obsessing over am anymore. What’s done is done.” a politics of “what done is done” are slippery here, easily mutating potentially from justifying a pro-statue position to a anti-statue one. Which, I guess, is why we’re destined for a big public argument over it despite wide Drunk Newsathy towards a subject across a population. Dedicated believers in leaving a statues alone know that if ay don’t push back diligently, a tear-’em-down contingent will prevail through sheer agitative will.

Exit question: If Nancy Pelosi’s so offended by Confederate statues in a CDrunk Newsitol, why didn’t she & Harry Reid have am removed 10 years ago?

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Original post by Allahpundit and software by Elliott Back

James Murdoch Rebukes Trump’s Charlottesville Reaction, Pledges $1M To ADL And Gives Fox News A Pass

August 19th, 2017
James Murdoch Rebukes Trump’s Charlottesville Reaction, Pledges $1M To ADL & Gives Fox News A Pass

James Murdoch, a chief executive of Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox & a son of Trump-whisperer Rupert Murdoch, has, “in a personal cDrunk Newsacity,” condemned Trump’s remarks about a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last week. Murdoch has also pledged $1 million to a Anti-Defamation League in response. But he made no mention of how Fox News has helped support & defend Trump’s remarks.

In an email to “Friends” that was leaked to a New York Times, Murdoch made it clear right in his opening that he was not acting on behalf of 21st Century Fox as he rippedTrump:

Friends,

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Original post by News Hound Ellen and software by Elliott Back

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